10.24.2023 | Tuesday

tuesday thoughts & a meme

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My morning yoga/stretching sesh sounded like the soundtrack for a Rice Krispies ad today. I was popping in places I don’t think I should be. I always begin with a lot of lower back work, an area that is the source of much of my rather hellish, constant and often mind-numbing, pain. As I sat in my Bound Angle pose, leaning forward with a straight back, a series of pops traveled from my tailbone to mid-back. They were terrifyingly loud and solid. Some Cat and Cow poses, more popping. Extended Dog pose… dear Goddess, I thought my spine was going to leave my body in shards. Pigeon just felt good. That’s my favorite. I sometimes read in that pose, or in Bound Angle with my elbows on my knees. I did some Gates, too, another favorite that feels so good when released. I’ve added some new poses to my routine, ones that are supposed to open up your hips. My right side is pretty good, but my left side is so tight it practically belongs to another person altogether. Enter Frog, which is going to be a work in progress. My hip was popping like popcorn. It was a little frightening.

tuesday 4: automobiles

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1. What is the earliest car you remember your family owning? Do you recall the color or the plate number?

I remember an early car of my mom’s. It was an early 1970s VW Karmann Ghia in orange, much like this one below. I wish we still had it. I loved it!

2. What does your states license plate look like? Do you like it?

It’s a happy license plate! Here’s an example…

3. What color is your car now?

I shared pics of my baby a few days ago with another meme, so now I’ll share it again! She’s an island beater, older than my oldest son. Matilda is a 1990 Mazda Miata convertable, and I love her… with all her bumps and bruises. I love driving with the top down on sunny days!

4. Did you have a car as a teenager?   If yes, what kind was it?

Nope. I didn’t get my license until I was 19, living in California.

three things… favorite horror movies

I love horror movies! Nobody in my house loves them as much as I do, so I tend to watch them alone. But that’s just fine!

Release: 1978

Summary: On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.

My notes: I’m a purist. I love the OG timeline the most, minus Halloween III: Season of the Witch. I watch all of them, again minus SotW, but I always start with the OGs. These are my favorites, always!!

Release: 1980

Summary: Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

My notes: A classic Stephen King. Great book, great movie!

Release: 1973

Summary: One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting odd — levitating, speaking in tongues — her worried mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest (Jason Miller), however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert (Max von Sydow) to help with the difficult job.

My notes: A terrifying movie that I saw at probably way too young an age! I’m reading the book now, equally terrifying.


  1. reading:  
    • The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
    • Storm Breaking by Mercedes Lackey
    • Luke on the Loose by Amanda M. Lee
    • A Pumpkin and a Patch by Jennifer Peel
  2. listeningTrue Crime All the Time Unsolved podcast: Rey Rivera episode
  3. writing: romantic suspense
  4. loving: my heating pad
  5. making: dog blanket

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2 responses to “tuesday thoughts & a meme

  1. beautiful car! I almost bought one in 1990, however my husband at the time was 6’5 and the car wasn’t a good pick for him. Enjoyed your answers and appreciate you stopping by


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