- Can someone explain to me why the daily horoscopes start with Aries (March)? I've always wondered.
- The Sunday Crossword puzzle can send me to a dictionary, which I don't mind; I love words and learning their meanings. However, it seems backwards to me when the definition includes the very word you're looking up. Or, more often, other words you don't know so you have to look them up too.
- Elder scams are a big topic lately in the news. Someone we know was a recent victim of criminals on the phone posing as their young adult loved one, in trouble in a foreign country and in need of money, and requesting they wire the money but keep the trouble "just between them until they returned home". They had all kinds of personal details that seemed real enough, but were no doubt gleaned from unwittingly volunteered information during the call. Don't believe it! Hang up and CALL your loved one's wife/husband/brother/mother/father and confirm they are away in a foreign country before wiring any money. You'll never get it back.
- C.O.W. rant (Crabby Old Woman): Clothing manufacturers have cleverly been decreasing the fabric in women's shirts for some time by exhorting "Y necks"--meaning they don't have to have a proper collared neck and they cut out at least two buttons and buttonholes; as well as featuring 3/4 length sleeves--meaning they skip all that fabric from forearm to wrist times two. I'd be happy to choose how low my neckline goes and whether I want to roll up the sleeves, thank you very much.
- A seldom used kitchen tool is getting a workout on a current sewing project I am making for the Marrieds for their new house:
An electric knife is perfect for cutting foam for a patio set's seat cushions. And it's fun to use on something besides turkey!