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She’s such a tease.

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When walking his highness the other day, the little devil dashed right under the cedar tree.

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He’s in there, on the left with his leash twisted around the trunk. The reason for his mad dash?

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Her. That pesky momma red squirrel, chattering loudly, scrambling up and down and driving poor Dudley nuts.

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The walk was forgotten and we spent his entire allotted outdoor time staring straight up.

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She’s such a tease.

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Oh, those crazy kids.

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The youth of today. You never know what they’ll think of next. Tide pod ingestion, the cinnamon challenge, butt chugging…. if it’s stupid and dangerous? They’re bound to try it.

(What’s that you say? You’re not familiar with butt chugging? Think anal alcohol enema).

I suppose it shouldn’t surprise me this weird AF generation came up with another one. But damn it, I’m surprised.

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Yes boys and girls, there’s a new cocktail on the bar and you might have the fixings right in your back pocket.

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Color me naive, but I didn’t even know strawberry condoms existed before reading this.

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I don’t know about you, but I can honestly say I’ve never been that desperate for a cocktail.

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Twins?

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For months we’ve had a nightly fox visitor for whom I lay out little piles of expensive dry dog food with taurine. ( It was recommended by a vet friend and is the closest I can get to the food U.K. Amazon refuses to ship to the United States) We love seeing him (her?) scoot across the lawn and settle in for a nosh. But last night?

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I was seeing double.

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Two beautiful foxes happily munching.

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Brother and sister? Husband and wife? Friends with benefits? I don’t know…

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But they’re both gorgeous!

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💕💕💕

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This and that.

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Isn’t it wonderful when you find the perfect combinations? Oreos and milk, Netflix and chill, bacon and, well anything. … but now? I’ve found a new winning combo.

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Exercising while intoxicated? Finally… a workout routine designed with me in mind.

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Photographic proof that even though it’s over 90 degrees and two window unit air conditioners are running full blast, his Lordship must commune with nature through an open window. And no, he’s not at all spoiled. Why do you ask?

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This is a photo of our local pub’s parking lot after a recent storm moved through. Mind you, we’re a lousy five miles away and didn’t receive a single drop of rain.

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It must have been a micro burst because it was a total mess.

Meanwhile back at the Barn Mahal…

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We have brown grass.

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Just ducky.

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Add another favorite to our brew pub list.

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We were antique shopping at a large building next door, and since the husband has been known to spend countless hours pouring over the minutia of yesteryear…. yours truly was hungry. Not to mention thirsty.

Enter the White Duck.

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True to it’s name, the place was mostly white.

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Clam chowder? I give it an A.

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Mussels? Husband gave them a solid B+.

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Chargrilled burger and pub fries? I give them an A.

The business is in the middle of expanding with an outdoor seating area, stage for live music, full outdoor bar and soon to come grill with an entirely different menu than indoors. We were also told they’ll be buying the antique store next door and starting their own brewery.

Boo to one less antique store.

Yay to more craft beer.

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And randomly placed white ducks of course.

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News you can’t use.

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With menopause, bunions and a bad knee… I’m having enough trouble with 58. Screw 200.

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I’ve flown out of Boston’s Logan airport many times. Three weeks doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility.

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I’m sorry, but that just bites.

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Finally… a scientific formula for choosing vacation destinations.

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I call foul.

I am neither loud nor boisterous, and am literally risk aversive. But Rome? I’m good with that. History, pasta and Limoncello sound like my kind of trip.

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I love my state. We have a festival devoted to clams and award those who can shuck them the fastest.

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Let’s play.

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You know you want to.

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I’ll start!

Alexa, play music for pets.

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Hashtag -(fill in the blank)-

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Hang on, I have to photograph my dinner.

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I can’t go into the bank, I forgot my mask.

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Look ma… I got a trophy for 14th place!

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Let’s call Uber and get in a car with complete strangers.

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Donald Trump would make a great president.

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Add to the list…

What didn’t you say in the 80’s?

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Things Amazon thinks I need.

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Every once in a while my Facebook feed drops a list of products Amazon thinks I need to purchase. Let’s examine them shall we….

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While I’m a Star Wars fan from way back and can totally see the appeal of droid pressed beverages, I don’t drink coffee… so strike one.

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Blobfish plush toy? It’s ugly, that’s true… but I don’t feel the need to own one, so strike two.

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A window cleaning robot? Now we’re talking!

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A window cleaning robot that has to be plugged in?

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A window cleaning robot that will lose suction and fall off my dirty window? Strike three.

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I’m guessing they intended this highly ruffled fashion faux pas to be worn while the robot cleans my windows, but since that was a bust… I’m calling strike four.

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Splooting.

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Remember the picture I posted 10 days ago?

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My nemesis, momma red squirrel… doing what I assumed was chilling on the grass near our kitchen landing?

As it turns out, she wasn’t chilling.

She was splooting.

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While I’ve always believed I have a well rounded vocabulary, splooting has been noticeably absent.

Until now.

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The fur on their bellies is thinner than the rest of their body so in essence, they’re performing a heat dump.

Splooting.

There’s nothing like the satisfaction of learning a new ludicrous word.

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