Friday Flotsam


I’ve decided I cannot handle mirrored sunglasses.

Not on me, not on you, not on anyone. They’re so stressful!

Listen, a little bit of reflection is okay, but have you really stopped and thought about the way you feel when you’re in a conversation with someone wearing sunglasses that have a piercingly yellow mirror on them? All you see is yourself. And a warped version, at that. Here you are, trying to focus on a discussion about potent garden fertilizer or the best straight leg jean or what you know who said you know where about you know what. And you can’t! All you see is your own rotting corpse looking back at you. Horrific.

Let’s start a petition, no more mirrored sunglasses! Unless you’re willing to pay for Self Esteem Camp!

I feel great today, why do you ask?

The other day I was thinking about the names of generations. The Great, the Silent (let’s come back to this), Baby Boomers, Gen X (me!), Millennials and Gen Z. And I was thinking very out loud to no one, “Wait, what comes after Z. Do we start over? Or do we start naming the generations like hurricanes?” And Aaron came out of another room and said, “Who are you talking to?”

Me, “Anyone who will listen.”

Do we start over? How do we know what the specific ages are for the next one? Like what is Will and Nat’s generation? What’s it called? Generation Turds? jkjkjkjk. i think.

So I looked it up – WE START OVER! I was right! Generation ALPHA. The ages for this group are 2013-2025. So you have two years left to get those babies born in this generation for all your alpha puns, you guys. Hop to it. And the one after that will be Generation Beta. Which of course, that makes sense.

But I’m like, what will be after that? Generation Charlie? Generation Carl? Generation Coop? I’m in for any of that.

Also, the Silent Generation? What does that even mean? The years are 1925-1945. I’m guessing it has something with the war? Tell me more.

Back to straight leg jeans – have you tried these from Zara? How do they fit? They look great but I want to hear from it someone who owns them.

Also yes, all these photos are leftovers from our day at Jerusalem. Just some little snippets that I find charming. No major story to go with them, just moments.

The jeans – do we need?

I’ve been thinking about making thrifting reels. Estate sale reels. Is that something you’d be interested in, or does it just add to the noise? I feel like people have a love/hate relationship with reels, and I want to do it right. I love lifestyle reels, so I may just do it. And thrifting has been a passion of mine for over 25 years, so why not bring that love into this space?

Tell me, in YOUR opinion, does it feel trendy or something that you’d get inspo from? There’s a fine line here, and I know (all too well) that it can tip in either direction. So let’s hear it from the readers! (<–said like a TV show host.)

Weekend plans?

It’s (MTV Cancun 1994) spring break! I think I’d like to just sit around like these men with those hookah thingies. They have the right idea. And a not a single pair of mirrored sunglasses in sight.

We’re not doing much, which is so nice. A sleepover, some garden bed cleaning, finishing taxes (major groan), some basketball watching, a plant store visit, a hair appointment, a teeth appointment, a Taylor Swift laser show with friends, lots of reading, maybe some estate sale hunting, some down time. <–Haha! I have a new rug for the back patio! Gonna get that in place later today and start the Great Romantic Garden Visualizing in my head. Hey, it soothes the psyche, bruh.

From this week:: Part ONE of my Trip to Israel! I’d love for you to read it, if you haven’t. It’s really something else. And a simple weeknight wonder – Rigatoni with Roasted Tomatoes, Bacon and Arugula! Divine.

Tell me your spring break plans! Do you go big or stay chill? I need these details to thrive in this world.

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20 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Jim March 10, 2023 at 8:48 am #
    I say, if you're passionate about it and you want to share thrifting reels, share 'em! I think if you're passionate about it and enjoy that will come through in the reels and they'll be enjoyable to watch.
    • Bev Weidner March 10, 2023 at 9:38 am #
      That's the way I feel, too! But I like to get the RAW opinion of how that comes off to others, ya know?
  2. Chris March 10, 2023 at 9:36 am #
    Gen Alpha? That’s so lame! And lazy! How about Generation Doom? It’s more fitting for the direction this country/Earth is going in. Too dark? You asked! 😁
    • Bev Weidner March 10, 2023 at 9:37 am #
      Oh, I like the dark. Ha!
      • Anonymous March 11, 2023 at 7:34 am #
        Yes for thrift reels!
    • Brette March 10, 2023 at 12:14 pm #
      😂 love gen Doom
  3. Aunt Deana March 10, 2023 at 10:08 am #
    Yes for thrift reels!!!
  4. Kristin March 10, 2023 at 11:56 am #
    ALL IN for the thrifting/estate sale reels!! Yes please!
  5. Brette March 10, 2023 at 12:15 pm #
    Yes on thrift reels and I need to know about those jeans now too!
    • Gisele March 10, 2023 at 3:39 pm #
      A hate relationship with reels?!? Is that a thing? Geeeeeze. I would view a reel of somebody washing toilets, if you produced it! You got this reel thang DOWN! Great music selections, great editing, great content. You're great! How 'bout a YouTube channel, a cookbook, or a television series on Magnolia Network. Just sayin'.
  6. Brette March 10, 2023 at 12:16 pm #
    Yes on thrift reels and I need to know about those jeans now too!
  7. Terry March 10, 2023 at 1:20 pm #
    April 2nd, Arlington. Section 123 Row 13! That's my spring break!
  8. Amy March 10, 2023 at 1:51 pm #
    Thrifting and Estate sale reels, YES! I would love to see more! I went with my mom to a thrift store she frequents by her house and I was in awe, so many good finds. Now, I am on the hunt to find more thrift stores in our area.
  9. Colleen March 10, 2023 at 5:04 pm #
    Yes to the reels! I have no idea where/how to estate sale, so I always love seeing your finds. And thrifting? Heck yes! DO IT DO IT DO IT
  10. Jessica March 10, 2023 at 9:57 pm #
    Totally agree about the glasses!! I can’t even lol. Yes to thrifting reels! I love thrifting and I love your reels!
  11. Sandra March 10, 2023 at 10:03 pm #
    Your photo of the reels reminded me of our trip to Egypt five years ago. We finished our early morning hot air balloon trip at a coffee shop. I had the Turkish coffee with sugar. You had to strain the coffee grounds through your teeth, but it was good, and certainly an experience. Some of the women used the restroom, which was a hole in the floor.. I didn’t participate, but the yoga instructor in our group said it was fine. 😂 Anyway, I noticed as our bus was leaving the the space was taken over by men with hookahs.
  12. Nancy March 11, 2023 at 4:20 pm #
    I love to thrift so I'm in on your new thrifting series! I also love Gen Doom! It's perfect! Also, it kills me how you say you are not doing much over the weekend and proceed to name off 25 things you're going to do! I used to do all that too when I was young and had kids. Enjoy!
    • Bev Weidner March 12, 2023 at 8:23 am #
      Hahahaah, I meant for ALL spring break! I have a long list, but it's for over the week. :)
  13. Jennifer March 14, 2023 at 8:30 am #
    Yes to thrifting reels but add a twist. Show us how you use it, style it, where it ends up, etc. I love to see you buying the old, weird, unique insert whatever here but show me WHAT you do with it when you bring it home! Bring back MTV Cancun 1994!!! without mirrored sunglasses of course!!!
  14. Raj dandriyal March 16, 2023 at 6:13 am #
    Thank you for sharing .

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