Friday, March 13, 2015

Willy-nilly Random Stuff: Time for the Blues

1.  I’m continuing on with my 52 Weeks of Blue challenge.  This is what I am doing.  I am taking a photo once a week that has something of the color blue as its central theme.  Those are the chosen photos I’m posting today.

Week 6:


2.  Day before yesterday, I felt really weird.  After getting up at 7:30 am, I went back to bed at 10 am, slept until about 6 pm, got up watched the news, ate dinner and watched a couple of other TV shows and went back to bed around 9:30 and slept through the night.  Could this be payback for losing that one hour this past weekend or am I just catching up in some other way?  Who knows?  Weird, eh?

Week 7:


3.  Speaking of time, I still have that crazy atomic clock that sits next to my bed.  It is exactly 11 minutes slow, which means that it lost another minute in the last year or so.  It has no knobs or buttons for changing the time because it’s supposed to adjust to the atomic clock all by itself.  Every fall, it faithfully falls back and every spring, it faithfully springs forward.  It’s just 11 minutes off.   It may be something about me and time.  We apparently don’t mix.  I can’t wear a watch either.  I kill them.  So, if you want to stay current, I’d say you had better stay away from me.

Week 8:

This was taken in the window of the department store Faces in Northampton, Massachusetts,
which is closing after 40 years in business.
4.  My son Evan and I joined some friends yesterday evening and went to see Monty Python and the Holy Grail on the big screen at our local movie theater Cinemagic.  I haven’t laughed so much in a very long time.  The movie is forty years old this year, but I was surprised to see that easily half the audience, including my son and  four others in our little group, hadn’t been born yet when the movie was produced.  That must make the movie timeless in a way.

Week 9:

I have yet to lose my marbles completely.
5.  I was saddened to hear about Terry Pratchett dying.  In case you are unfamiliar with him, he was a writer of fantasy books and creator of the Discworld series.  I’ve spent many very entertaining hours with him over the last few years.  Pratchett had a rare form of Alzheimer's disease, which killed him at age 66 which was too young, in my opinion.  He said, “So much universe and so little time.”  He sure was right about that.  RIP, Terry Pratchett.

Week 10:



Happily hooking up with A Rural Journal's Random 5 Friday:


Around Roanoke's Willy-nilly Friday Five:



Around Roanoke

16 comments:

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

i had noticed that Terry Pratchett had past ...but i was trying to recall why i knew him and his name? i am not sure. it is amazing how many folks that around in my world .. not family or what not but folks i know of that have had to deal with Alzheimer's disease. so so sad.

have a nice weekend. ( :

Barb said...

Your blue photos are intriguing - all telling a story. I advise you never to enter a clock shop - who knows what would happen? Hope you are all caught up on rest now!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your Willy Nilly thought today. That tree is pretty cool looking. I wonder about your sleeping so much and it must have been the time change and perhaps your body's defence against some bug. You must feel very rested now. :) Enjoy the weekend.

Brian King said...

The tree in the second photo is incredible! Wow!

TexWisGirl said...

love the white house with blue shutters. laughed at the monty python film - a classic!

Snap said...

Great blues and stories to go with them. I've been sleeping "weirdly", too. Guess it does have something to do with the time change. I was sad about Pratchett also.. 66 and Alzheimer's ... so sad. Beautiful Blue Jay. Happy Friday!

Tom said...

#1 Chowda? Is that like Chowder?
#2 Beat me, The older I get the harder it is to sleep.
#3 Great clock you have. Buy a new one.
#4 My son went every weekwnd when he was in high school.
#5 Never heard of terry Practchett.
Tom The Backroads traveller

Nicki said...

Great group of blue. Sounds like your body took charge and perhaps thwarted the onslaught of a virus (plus the whole crazy time change thing). I have a couple atomic clocks but on at least one of them there is some mechanism to set the time (I think) - but those suckers are on top of things with time changes and I swear I think I've only changed the batteries once. Crazy!

Have a great weekend.

Rose said...

Oh, I love your photos...love that old tree in the second shot I think it is...those marbles are the marbles I have lost...

Ida said...

Lots of great "blues" here today. I'd go for that "Chowda".
Loved the pretty blue house shutters, the marbles & the bluejay.
I am not familiar with Terry Pratchetts work but it is sad to loose a favorite author.
That is weird about your clock and the fact that you can't wear watches either.

Lydia Martin said...

I'd say you were catching up on some much needed battery charging! Love the blues...batten the hatches...snow storm again...sigh

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Debbie said...

lot's of fun stuff!! i love "chowda" and your last image, beautiful shot of the bluejay!!!

Marie said...

I had to laugh over that atomic clock! That has to be infuriating. We have one (that can be adjusted) and it faithfully springs forward and back every year and we have to adjust it back to what it's supposed to be because AZ doesn't observe the time change! :-) Love your blues, especially the blue door behind that gnarled tree! Interesting Friday 5!

Gail Dixon said...

Your blue theme is such a great idea with some wonderful photos resulting! Not sure what the deal is with your atomic clock, but that is strange. Hope you have a great week.

Tanya Breese said...

i love your blues...i really like the post-it note about the business, great find...chowda, yum! thank you for linking and have a happy st. paddy's!!