Maine Troop Greeters

December 1, 2017 Friday 

8:25AM Sassy

Heard of these folks? So nifty they do this.

Facebook page

Bangor International Airport is our nation’s main departure and arrival point for troops serving our country around the world. Troops are given heart-felt welcomes and good-byes at Bangor, by a steadfast group of Troop Greeters and others. 
9:56AM Phil
No but that’s pretty awesome!

10:00 AM Sassy
They have a museum in Bangor – I’m adding it to my list of places to visit.

It’s time

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November 30, 2017 Thursday

From Facebook

“Photograph of Helen Mirren by Robert G. Zuckerman, 
copyright (c) The Walt Disney Company, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED”

”I think midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear: I’m not screwing around. It’s time. All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you’ve developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go.
Your armor is preventing you from growing into your gifts. I understand that you needed these protections when you were small. I understand that you believed your armor could help you secure all of the things you needed to feel worthy of love and belonging, but you’re still searching and you’re more lost than ever.
Time is growing short. There are unexplored adventures ahead of you. You can’t live the rest of your life worried about what other people think. You were born worthy of love and belonging. Courage and daring are coursing through you. You were made to live and love with your whole heart. It’s time to show up and be seen.”
~ Brené Brown
Dr. Brené Brown (born November 18, 1965) is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past sixteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers – The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring GreatlyRising Strong, and Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and The Courage to Stand Alone.  Brown’s TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 30 million views. Brené lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Steve, and their children.

Busy busy busy

November 29, 2017 Wednesday

2:19 PM Sassy
Hiya Philip.  Hope your Wednesday is going well.  
I’m home coughing my brains out.  Whee.
2:29 PM Phil
Busy busy busy!  Hope you feel better soon!
2:30 PM Sassy

3:34 PM Sassy
Bad news – home sick coughing too much. 
Good news – I can post kitty pix!
[photo of my two cats lying on the foot of my bed]

Still sick

November 28, 2017 Tuesday

8:20AM Phil
Good morning Sass, hope your Thanksgiving was grand, sure looked good. Have a marvelous day!
8:21 AM Sassy
Good morning Philip!  
Still sick.  Made for a low key weekend.  Bleh. 
This coughing crap sucks!
8:22 PM Phil
Hear that! Hope you feel better soon!
8:36 PM Sassy
Thanks!  Have a super Tuesday!

10:03 AM Phil
: )

Dim Sum Day

November 25, 2017 Saturday

1:47 PM Sassy

Delicious dim sum day at Mary Chung in Central Square Cambridge

Two bowls of suan la chow show for me!
Hubby’s egg rolls, beef teriyaki and Peking ravioli
Shu mai
Small pork steamer buns
2:49 PM Sassy
Haircut time! I went to SuperCuts for my annual trim. It’s just below my shoulders now. 

Dog show winner

November 24, 2017 Friday

11:15 PM Sassy

The National Dog Show winner looks like an adorable little Chewbacca

 Bill McCay, NBC
Among the many winners on Thanksgiving Day: Newton, the Brussels Griffon.
The furry little guy was crowned “Best in Show” at the National Dog Show, winning the Toy Group (a.k.a. lap dogs) before besting six other group champions: a Portuguese water dog, a whippet, an English springer spaniel, an American Staffordshire terrier, a French bulldog and an Old English sheepdog.

WrySmile thanks

November 23, 2017 Thursday

from: WrySmile
to: Sassy
date: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 1:33 PM
subject: Re: Turkey times

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend. I hope yours is scrumptious, relaxing and fun.

I really enjoyed the event! And the opportunity to talk to you.

So you enjoyed the story, eh? Your comments made me think about what it revealed about me. In the future, I’ll be more mindful about that.

The story is based on a real relationship I had with a woman in college (let’s call her Sarah), and the basic story is true — about our long friendship ultimately ending up in bed. Of course the story about our first time is invented (except for the line “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!?”). And obviously, I don’t know what was going on in her head, but I’m very sure that she was in love with me.

Writing from her point of view was a challenge, but not that hard, but I have no idea if I did it well. What did you think about my portrayal of her thoughts? Was I in the realm of real or was I way off base (remember, she was a virgin)? Was it just what a man hopes that a woman was thinking? I’m pretty sure the deep throat ending was quite unrealistic, but it was the best ending that I tried.

If you give me some insights or edits, I may revise the story.

BTW, I’ve kept in touch with Sarah on and off for the last 40 years.

My sex life is unchanged — still just me and Rosie Palms. I’m off AM for now, but I’ve made a few contacts using a Facebook app, but none have gone anywhere. (I’d appreciate hearing your point of view about a couple of cases where I hurt women’s feelings.) I’m meeting someone promising this weekend.

How about you? Any luck?

Let’s meet soon. Let me know if you have time Friday or Sunday.