People who just look at Facebook/Instagram and never post anything are just taking and not giving. It irks me. The rest of us aren’t just there to entertain you, you know. You’re supposed to contribute, too.

That reminds me: My new sign off every day is going to be, “You don’t have to give an email or name to leave a comment.” Don’t let me forget that that’s my new sign off. It’s this blog’s “Spay and neuter your pets.” It’s this blog’s “And that’s the way it is.” It’s this blog’s “Salll-UTE.”

Anyway, hi. Which I just wrote as anyway, ho, which is real rude.

Thursday at work was extra busy and also extra crispy and also extra flavor extra fun in a sugar-free gum. I kept thinking, Okay, I can handle this, and then I’d get another “We hear you’re not busy, can you do this 80-page thing in 14 seconds?” email. I don’t know who was sending “June’s not busy” flyers out of an airplane but it was false news.

I only worked like a 9-hour-and-45-minute day, which wasn’t THAT bad, but ’twas an intense 9:45 and I came home listless, WHICH SHOULD HAVE TIPPED ME OFF but it didn’t.

On Friday I awoke with a migraine. A bad one. And I no longer know how to set my out-of-office notification on my work email from my home computer. So that was relaxing. Anyway that photo above of my fried chicken pets was just a sample of how everyone here took the day to splay along the length of my sick self, rendering me motionless AND in pain AND nauseated.

On Saturday I hadda go back to work.

We’re doing this thing at work where we’re using our powers of good to help the local SPCA. So we’re going to be have like a puppy telethon in December, where you can see our SPCA’s adoptable animals for hours on end and you can also donate to help the SPCA and so on.

So, on Saturday, some of us volunteered our time to drive to the shelter, get some of the animals there, take them back and photograph them for upcoming social posts to get everyone into the idea. I of course was one of the volunteers.

I hadn’t eaten since Thursday, and to tell you the truth I still had The Lingering Migraine, but it was still the best day at work ever.

Also, I asked if I could blog about it ahead of time and they said sure. Go ahead. Who even looks at your lame blog anyway? But stay tuned for our upcoming Puppython, where you can stare at cats and dogs playing and sleeping for hours on end. Oh my god it’s gonna be so cute.

On Sunday I had to try to do all the things I didn’t get to do Friday or Saturday such as clean the house and eat. Afterward, I took self out on the town. I got up with a friend of mine and we went downtown, which continues to be not a euphemism.

I kept taking selfies on a day that I didn’t look that good. I was migraine hung over, I’d driven with my top down–on my car. I didn’t drive topless to our downtown.

Kit wasn’t there. She owns two stores now and is often at the other. Has anyone noticed I have a disproportionate number of entrepreneurial friends? There’s Kit, who has two vintage shops.

There’s The Other Copy Editor, fmr., who has the bed and breakfast.

Bitchy Resting Face Alex has a general store now that I love.

Chris and Lilly own two places now, a greenhouse and a feed store, because they fancy.

And here I am, working for the man, fending off the “I hear you’re not busy” fliers coming from the helicopter.

For four years, I worked on my own, out of my house, back in LA. But Marvin had a stellar job, so I had sort of a safety net. Also, I had a lot of outside activities, so I didn’t turn into the Maytag repairman, all isolated. Now I might Maytag repair myself into despair if I worked on my own.

Not long ago I was in the vet’s office, for a change, and I saw a woman drive up in one of those pink SUVs that Mary Kay gives to really good salespeople. She was thin and pretty. She would likely hate me.

I always thought I might be good at selling Mary Kay. Except I’d be bad at the bugging people who didn’t want to buy stuff part. The last Mary Kay person I ran across I had to end up blocking from my phone and social media because I swear she would not give up.

“You’re hard to get ahold of!” she said once. Yes. That is because I am dodging you like a flu going around the office.

Anyway.

So that’s my news. Today I think I have the doctor, who, annoyingly, wanted me to come in and have a goddamn physical after I’ve gone to her I think 11 times in two months for my concussion. Really? This isn’t something we can, I don’t know, put off for a few months?

So I had the goddamn fasting labs and now I have the goddamn doctor’s appointment, which means I can’t spend my lunch streaming Poldark, which again is not a euphemism.

Hey, don’t forget you don’t have to put in a name or an email to leave a comment! If you want us to know who you are, you can comment and then sign your name at the end, as part of your comment.

“With all the love I have in my heart,
Joan.”

“You’re my life’s blood,
Bethusela.”

“Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends,
Ronathan.”

Smell ya,
June

87 thoughts on “Anyway, ho

  1. Carrie says:

    Uh oh. I don’t think I’ve ever posted anything on instagram and I’m on there all the time.

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  2. Allison says:

    Well, this is why I never comment. I can’t believe I missed this big “Leave a Reply.” Clearly I am not destined for technological greatness.

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  3. Critical but Caring says:

    I’m trying 24 hours of passing on positives. Not “no thank you I’ll not be having any of THAT.” Rather, “I’m going to try and focus on not being critical.”

    Pray for me please.

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    1. Allison says:

      Confession: I don’t know _how_ to reply. I’m using a Samsung phone, so maybe that makes a difference? The only place I can see to reply is underneath other people’s comments. Sorry to hijack your thread, Critical.

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  4. Eva says:

    Why don’t they make coats like that anymore?

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  5. Lisa. Not that Lisa says:

    You are the best part of every day Junie-ho. I had an 8.5 hour training today which was sheer misery. So now I am finally getting to sit down and do the important stuff, like read your not-blog.

    Love the pups. Love the coat. Love the hair. Comment and post on FB and Insta all the time, so maybe you’re secretly telling me to shut the hell up.

    Here I go, not leaving my email address!

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  6. Potty mouth says:

    I was here bitches!

    Read and laughed. Also? Fuck migraines.

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  7. Another Unruly-Haired Person says:

    Wait…you’re not here just to entertain us?

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  8. Megsie says:

    Lovely post, lovely June!

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Cute coat! Look s good on you. I would absolutely love having a job that involved taking pictures of doggies and kitties! I’m thinking about volunteering at the animal shelter, but I only want the good jobs, like playing with the animals. Is that asking too much?

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    1. ElsieB says:

      Socializing the shelter animals is very a important job at the shelter. Walking dogs, giving puppies baths (two retired schoolteachers did that every Wednesday), or letting cats and kittens crawl all over you…all were jobs that people did when I volunteered there. Doing computer work, answering phones, and arranging adoptions were my main jobs, but sitting in the cat room for a half hour when my scheduled time was up was the best!

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  10. Jud says:

    I look forward to seeing your posts every day. Although I don’t know how to comment with the system. I hope that you can find support in my attempt to tell you that a lot of us enjoy your posts

    jud

    Sent from my iPad

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  11. banne4 says:

    Love that coat – sorry about the migraine! Hope Monday is being good to you, Juney!
    I am so not-a-tech on the computer that I can’t really figure out how to post on Instagram and have not been able to figure out how to tweet either! But I do FB and your blog! I have to be cautious about my responses – I never respond to anything political! Some of my clients look at my posts – I keep my opinions to myself!
    Anon – you sound pretty interesting – ‘fess up and do a big reveal…ha ha
    Only if you want to!
    We had a store in NC – it was a thrift store and the most fun ever! Too bad it just was not profitable enough!
    I love this blog! I am supposed to be working but put it off to read….:)

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  12. Sadie with memories from long ago says:

    I don’t have anything else to add. I just wanted to use the expression from our childhood games as a sign-off today.

    Olly, Olly Oxen Free,
    Sadie

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  13. Anonymous says:

    Hey, I would participate more but I hate having to leave my email and name, llbrat

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    1. June says:

      Hahahahahaha

      >

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  14. I like your sweater/cardigan/wrap?. I’m not good at fashion. But what you are wearing with the puppy is very cute. So is the puppy.

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  15. Lisa from Texas says:

    I am one of those non-contributor folks. I post very infrequently on Facebook, enjoy looking but have only commented twice and never posted on instagram, and barely use Twitter. My life is so simple, uninspiring and plain old boring. But I love reading your blog and the Facebook of June and the funny stuff from your smart and funny readers.

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  16. Tee says:

    I’m guilty, I read FB and IG and rarely post anything, but I DO comment on other posts and your blog. My life seems so…dull, who wants to know that I walked this morning, went to the credit union and then to the grocery store, THEN I had to come home and put up all that stuff I bought at the store, but I didn’t just cram it into the refrigerator, I cut up the vegetables, put them in containers and organized my refrigerator. I did do a little decluttering and organization in my pantry this weekend. I discovered I had four (4) bottles of avocado oil scattered all over younder and even had it on my grocery list. See dull and boring.
    I hope you are feeling better. Fried chicken pets! Cracked me up!

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    1. Amanda L. says:

      Tee – I want to be you when I grow up. My Grandma’s were both like that & I just… don’t?! (I know I can, but it’s so much work! *Said with a whine!*)

      I am so rarely that organized or motivated anymore to make my life easier & procrastinate. Instead, I cram every thing into 1 afternoon & put off dealing with the items in the frig until I need them.

      You aren’t boring, you are fabulous!

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  17. I thought of you yesterday as I completely loved on our friends’ sweet little dog while we were at their house for dinner. Her name was Lola. #SheWasAShowGirl

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    1. June says:

      Was her dress cut down to there?

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      1. Nope, nor did she wear a feather in her hair. She just lounged around naked as the day she was born.

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        1. Sadie says:

          I got a kick out of “naked as the day she was born” and then to see the name of the commenter below yours was “Hot in AZ”. Your friend’s Lola must have been mighty hot.

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  18. Hot in AZ says:

    I post on Facebook and Instagram, but mostly about my daughter who is a child, so not exactly your favorite topic. I do occassionally post our cute pets.

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    1. June says:

      “Our daughter who is a child.” I am giggling. And some of you back me up here! Don’t I occasionally click Like on your humans?

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  19. yetanotherkelly says:

    I haven’t been posting much on Facebook lately. I’m trying very hard to refrain from posting political stuff on my social media but that orange asshole makes it SO difficult to refrain. Also, there’s not much excitement going on in my life right now that warrants letting everyone know. Perhaps I need to get my various critters that hang out at/under my house to do something cute and post-worthy. Right now, my dog Gracie Lou is glaring balefully at me because we haven’t gone on a walk yet. Her expression is so funny and OF COURSE I don’t have my phone handy to capture it and post it for the Instagram and Facebook crowd to admire.

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    1. I also don’t want to engage on political topics on Facebook so I have a Twitter account where I blab to my heart’s content using a pseudonym. (Even there I do my darndest to be civil. #PatsSelfOnBack)

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      1. June says:

        I think most of us WANT to be civil, and not resort to name-calling. It really makes me go blahhh when someone calls him tRump, for example. Grow up. Argue like an adult.

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  20. yetanotherkelly says:

    Oh, don’t even get me started on MLM’s (Multi-Level Marketing) such as MaryKay, Lularoe, Amway (which is the worst of them all), etc. All of them are so insidious and I’m glad you didn’t get sucked in. If you are pressured/advised/required to recruit people to become part of your downline, it’s a (legal) pyramid scheme.

    But other than that, lovely post, Coot. And I love that coat. Living in sunny, windy and BURNING Southern California, there’s not much need for coats, which makes me sad because I love a good coat.

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  21. PLS says:

    When you’re done with Poldark, watch Fleabag, she is your people!

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    1. June says:

      Love that show

      >

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  22. Anonymous for this comment but you all know who says:

    You have two sides, sparkly June and Classic June. I was told I have two personalities by the lying married cheater. I got even, not intentionally but it is over. He also said I have chubby cheeks (on my face and I do not now), that wearing too much jewelry is a sign of insecurity (feck off, it’s boho, it’s a thing, it’s MY STYLE and I love it). He blocked me on social media and I blocked him on my phone.I should have done it sooner. I never saw him in person again but any contact is toxic. So ends my favorite month, my sixtieth birthday and first as a widow favorite month. It passed, starting with excitement, ending with drama and angst. It taught me things I need to learn but man they were hard and harsh. Time to move on to.more serious pursuits. I am very social online , need to become more so IRL. It’s hard for me to keep my big mouth shut here, there and almost everywhere online. I know I can seriously Lu annoy.
    Washed that man right out of my hair,
    Older AND Wiser (I hope)
    No More Teenaged Antics

    PS. Sorry about the migraine. Even feeling badly you still look good.

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    1. Florence says:

      Good for you, AnonForThisComment! And thanks for the Rogers and Hammerstein, which now will wash an annoying song right out of my head.

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      1. Anonymous for this comment but you all know who says:

        You’re welcome.

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  23. Anonymous says:

    Now that I have finally figured out I don’t need to leave a name or email, I wish I could go back and submit all the pithy comments I typed up and then deleted because I couldn’t figure out how to sign in and NOT connect my business website, because WordPress is GREEDY with the signing in. Not that I wouldn’t want June readers on my website, it’s just super boring business site and I didn’t want to make the masses yawn.

    -Can’t think of a pithy signoff

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  24. ElsieB says:

    Remember the 40s and 50s jewelry I have? There are some brooches that would look great on that coat. Stop by Valdese at I-40 Exit 112 the next time you head to Asheville. You don’t even have to have a fabulous coat. But you could take the brooches to Kit’s store and find a coat to match.

    I love the photo shoot with that cute dog. And your shoes, of course.

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    1. Anonymous says:

      Wait – do you have a shop?

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      1. ElsieB says:

        Nope…it’s inherited stuff from a great aunt, grandmother, aunt, and mother. I have two large and one small jewelry boxes stacked on my dresser, all full. I open them and the scent takes me back to 1955. I wear or have reset the gems, gold, and silver, but really should wear some of the costume pieces. I’m thinking of having some framed in shadow boxes, especially several sword and scimitar pins. When were they popular, I wonder.

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  25. Anonymous says:

    You complete me! 😄

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  26. Sadie says:

    Puppython! What a wonderful idea. And you are a natural at getting the dogs to pose for cute pictures. Also, love the picture of Eds and Milhous snuggling and am sorry you were suffering. Hope you remain migraine-free.

    We were uncharacteristically social this weekend with attending a friend’s birthday dinner Saturday evening and a neighborhood Halloween party and chili cook-off on Sunday afternoon. That should hold us for a few weeks.

    This is the only place I comment on-line as I don’t belong to either Instagram or the face.

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  27. Anonymous says:

    I don’t post often on FB, so I guess I’m a lurker! I look forward to your posts everyday – it’s rare that you don’t make me laugh.

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    1. Anonymous says:

      And I’m getting mad at Facebook but can’t bear to leave it, so I was thinking of becoming a lurker. June is making me question EVERYTHING.

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  28. Shannen Turquoise Pewter Hooter says:

    Chris and Lilly and all their grown-up-got-it-all-togetherness. Ugh. Don’t know how some people do it. (I’m jealous.)

    Do I have to leave an email to comment?

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    1. June says:

      You know what? You don’t! Also too, I don’t know why I’m friends with young people who are mature. They’re over there owning a business; when I was their age I was still wondering why I was waking up with a Minor in Possession ticket.

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  29. Jeanie Herkomer says:

    I hope you are migraine-free, June. Can’t wait to see the animal thon. Sorry I don’t often post on Facebook, but I don’t think anyone wants to hear, “I went shopping today” or “I played games on my computer most of the day.” You are very good at entertaining us.

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  30. Your mother's neighbor says:

    ‘Fried chicken pets’ A phrase that will live in infamy! What a hoot those two are together. I posted on FB about the cute coat and that you should buy it. With the purse you were holding you looked all grown up. Hope you are pain free today and are looking forward to more puppy photo ops. That’s such a great idea!

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  31. Georgia says:

    I took my kids to school and it was foggy outside. Right then I knew. By the time I got home—bam. Migraine.

    I’m out of commission for the day now

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  32. Anonymous says:

    OK, so I’m not on Facebook, (because I know my limits) and I only joined instagram because I was missing tons of cute pictures of my nieces and nephews. Then I got hooked, and now I follow lots of people – but I don’t post because I’m a stay at home mom with a small, boring life and my husband is so anti-social media that he’d divorce me if I posted pictures of my kids. (The monologues about social media being the worst thing to happen to society. They will be the death of me.)

    Also, I’m pretty sure nobody really cares what I have to say, so just typing up this comment is giving me the anxious twitches.
    Signed,
    a natural lurker

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    1. Sadie says:

      Welcome to the world of June commenters.

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  33. Door Color Expert Andrea says:

    That coat was made for you!

    I hope you’re feeling better and don’t forget to eat!

    That dog is so adorable, I hope someone scoops him up and loves him for ever.

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  34. Too bad being involved in puppy photo shoots could not be your job daily.

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    1. Mrs Gumby says:

      Yes!!!! The perfect job for June!!! Puppy photographer.

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  35. 1madgirl says:

    Love your fried chicken pets. I had already made Distinguished look at that one. Oh I wish I could take migraine headaches away from every person who is afflicted with them. I have only had 3 and they are something you don’t forget.
    You look adorable up there offering doggie a treat.

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  36. Anonymous says:

    Hope you are migraine free now! I’m busy getting ready for Halloween while closing my business. It’s both depressing and exciting.

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  37. Jan says:

    Lovely post, Juan. Will the puppy-thon be online? I’d like to watch it.

    My aunt died this weekend. I’ve been so crazy, busy that I’m looking forward to going out of town for the services because 1. I can sleep in and 2. no one will be able to reach me because they heard I’m not busy.

    I hope you have a migraine-free day.

    With all the life, laughter and love that I have,
    Jan

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    1. Jeanie Herkomer says:

      My condolences, Jan.

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  38. Maddie says:

    Omg Poldark! I seriously bonded with some random person from Singapore thru shared fascination of Poldark. Both in wonderment of the nutso plotting, the accents, and how the show runners obvs know what their audience (or at least me & some Singaporean) want: windswept actors staring moodily across the beach/cliff, windswept actors & horse galloping pell mell along the cliffy beach, and Poldark constantly needing to take off his shirt. Last I watched P had gone all political but I noticed he still had to spend significant time sans shirt.

    That copper tain’t goin ta moine itsel sor an aye tells noi lie ‘tis hodder un ‘ellfyre unnereath. ‘An me thy shirt afore ye go down or twill be a-ruined foreshore. (*tugs windswept forelock*)

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    1. June says:

      No one is windier than the people of Poldark’s world. And his wife desperately needs the Curly Girl method.

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      1. Maddie says:

        Yah the villains are wondrous windy.
        With so much wind is there any hope for Demelzda’s mane? P’raps ‘tis meant to mirror her untamed spirit.

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        1. June says:

          She kind of irks me. She and Ross both do. The way they give each other the purse-lipped “We’re such good people” stare all the time amongst the townsfolk. Cut it out. You both cheated. You don’t get to purse your lips loftily.

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          1. Anonymous former cheater says:

            That sounds so good. Only saw it once or twice.

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    2. Sadie says:

      You made me laugh.

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  39. Capelover says:

    Love the coat. You should buy it before some chick sneaks in and buys it out from under you
    Hope you are having a migraine-free Monday.

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  40. Carol in Mpls says:

    I sure hope you aren’t just teasing us with that cute coat. Clearly, it’s your look. What color scarves and gloves are you going to wear?

    I do comment here, and on the FaceBookofJune, but sometimes it’s later in the day, and everyone has gone off to play elsewhere. But, I’m a good little reader, every day without fail. Do I get a treat?

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    1. June says:

      I AM the treat.

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      1. Sadie says:

        You ARE the treat. (In my head, I heard Darth Vader saying, “I am your father”. Not exactly sure what that means, but there you go.)

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      2. Koala Raspberry says:

        Yes you are!

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  41. crabbyvic says:

    I post on Facebook and just follow other people on Instagram. There isn’t enough excitement in my life for 2 social medias.
    I can’t wait for more Puppython pictures!
    I remember this one from my misspent youth:
    Cya, Cya! Wouldn’t wanna be you!

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  42. Anonymous says:

    Constant reader – rare responder – not on FB or Instagram because I’m an antisocial introvert – but I do love your blog, and I apologize for being one of those people that just lurk. 🙂 -Trisha

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  43. DeDe says:

    You know so many interesting people! I hope you have a migraine free week!

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  44. Worker Bee says:

    Lovely post, lovely Juan.

    That dog is adorable! And it just sits there so nicely! I would never adopt a dog like that. I only get the jerks who pee on the carpet, eat the shoes, and hide dog food in the couch.

    I love all the pretty coats. I really want a vintage luggage set with the little carrying case for my makeup, but I don’t need one, so I’m trying to be practical.

    I hope you have a migraine free Monday, ho!

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    1. June says:

      I also want a vintage luggage set. And a baby blue 1960s typewriter.

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      1. Worker Bee says:

        Oh how I miss typewriters! We had an old brown IBM solectron in the office where I interned and I loved it. I typed labels and envelopes on it. Then, we had a blue one in my current office, but it stopped working correctly and it was shipped off to the warehouse. I loved the hum it made and the loud clacking as it typed. A whirring printer is not the same.

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        1. Worker Bee says:

          Oops. It was an ibm solectric.

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          1. Worker Bee says:

            Selectric. Dang it.

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            1. 1madgirl says:

              I loved that one best of all. Wish, oh wish, I still had one.

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            2. Sadie says:

              Selectric. That brought back memories of working in an office where the secretary had a new Selectric. I loved how it sounded when she typed.

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            3. teesmithii says:

              I had a Selectric. Loved that typewriter. I bought a surplus one from work for home. I finally parted with it when I bought a computer.

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        2. I had a secretarial job years ago and used the typewriter for things we couldn’t do on the computer. I had forgotten how loud it was when you typed. (YouTube has a veedeeo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvfbcGUX-wU)

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          1. Anonymous says:

            Same-worked at IBM and used a Selectric and a word processor! 😂

            I always enjoy the posts and comments here, but I, too, am a natural lurker and feel I’m not funny enough for this crew!

            Susie

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      2. ElsieB says:

        I had a baby blue Royal portable in the 60s, and my former husband gave it to his niece who was a college student because we got an electric portable. The niece droppeed out her freshman year — who knows what happened to the (MY!) typewriter. Now I have a boring grey portable which comes in handy every once in a while.

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      3. Amanda L. says:

        I actually do own my Grandma’s light blue/baby blue Samsonite luggage set. It’s immaculate & looks brand new, just like everything else I got from her.

        It’s too heavy & doesn’t fit my over packing well to travel with, but I have hopes of using it as decoration (& storage) in my spare bedroom.

        I love the way vintage luggage looks like art instead of just function. I bought a different vintage suitcase in hopes of cutting it in half & using it as a shelf for the wall.

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  45. gladyswhoisalsobee says:

    Lovely post, Coot.
    I hate when people assume you aren’t busy. Hey since you aren’t busy would you mind reworking my engine? Is that what the call it reworking?
    I too had a migraine on Friday. There I was standing in line at the Home Depot when bam. A brick to the head. The lady at customer service looked at me and said. Honey your color just ran out of your face. Let me tell you I hurt so bad I wasn’t running after it.
    Sorry you suffered June.

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  46. Pam not that Pam says:

    sorry ’bout the migraine. Yes, you should buy the coat. Edz and Milhouse are almost the same color in that photo… and clearly love each other, which is just freakin’ adorable this AM!

    I want to retire so that I won’t have such a visceral reaction to the word “Monday,” any more.

    Love,
    Not Your Mom Pam but the Other One

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  47. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Ho.
    d-lou

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  48. boomersmommasmomma says:

    That coat looks nice on you, hope you are feeling better. Migraines suck.

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