I’m highly editing this first paragraph on Saturday the 10th because I didn’t add my usual linking! The Duke flustered me, I guess. This week’s Friday 5 theme is: III III III III III. I am trying to understand the significance of the title, but I’m just getting 5 groups of 3. Or 5 groups of 3 Is?
- Who are your three latest celebrity crushes?
> I am crushing on Regé-Jean Page aka the Duke of Hastings on Bridgerton (see below)
> I am crushing on Madam Vice President Kamala Harris
> I am crushing on NKOTB Jon Knight in Farmhouse Fixer. (different crush from NKOTB Jon Knight in NKOTB)
- What three strange things have you done during the pandemic?
> I dyed a chunk of my hair purple last spring. I would have kept it for longer, but the dye was fading AND spreading to undyed hair every time I washed it and I didn’t want an entirely pink head.
> I started watching movies, which is something I really wasn’t into before.
> I became very invested in the birds surrounding my house. I’m always watching the feeder, trying to identify birds by song. Weird things.
- What three goals do you have for the weekend?
> I want to re-organize the giant hallway closet
> I want to finish the udemy Data Visualization Course that I’m taking. I’m great at dumping data on a page, but making it look good is a weak spot.
> I want to read one more book before Tuesday’s Show Us Your Books post. Up now is “Clap When You Land.”
- What three things are you avoiding?
> I am avoiding wearing hard pants.
> I am avoiding scheduling my 2nd followup mammogram from the mess of 2019 – I’m very late. I should have gone back in December. October 2019 ended up fine. June 2020 ended up fine. I’m sure it’s all fine. I have a dermatologist skin check appointment the end of April. Once that all comes back clear, I’ll schedule the mammo.
> I am avoiding people who are being ghoulish about Prince Philip’s death. Yes he said racist things, but find me a white man of his era and stature who didn’t. From all accounts he was very kind and accepting about Harry marrying Meghan, so perhaps people can change and be more sensitive.
- What three things are you feeling pretty good about?
> I ordered a new Microsoft Surface to replace my 5+ year old Surface 3. More RAM and a speedier processor = more blogging from the sofa and not from my desk!
> I am feeling good about returning to a more normal “normal” this summer. WM and I gently – VERY gently – mentioned perhaps maybe going to WDW for a few days in the fall. It’s all tentative, but even talking about a plan that could be cancelled is exciting!
> I feel good about going back to work next week after my week off. I forget how nice a week of doing NOTHING can be. Which is great because I think my job at TNP’s going to be turned up to 11 until the beginning of August. Remember the Big!Work!Project! I wouldn’t stop rambling about in 2017? WE’RE UPGRADING. Eek. At least I’ll be home.
CAN YOU EVEN?
Tonight is movie night but I’ll be skipping because I am NOT good with gory, body horror, torture porny films and tonight’s choice is Repo! The Genetic Opera. I read and read and even though it’s also campy and fun I can’t do it. And that’s okay!
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I have had my eye on a data visualation track with Coursera for over a year. Made an account and everything, but looking at the material, it looks very business-centric, when I’m kind of hoping for something more graphics-centric. I’m still considering it — maybe the graphics stuff will come to me as I become familiar with concept through the business app. I like being a writer but I’m tired of not knowing a thing about design. I rely on a lot of templates.
Here’s hoping WDW happens before too long.
I’d LOVE to take a decent online design class. The Udemy class was good and gave me some more ideas but even the instructor said, “I go to a color palette picker because I’m not great with design” and I sighed a little.