Monday Recommends and Nail Art: Birthday and Remembrance

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Tomorrow is my eleventy-seventh birthday. The Amazing Sara Marian will be at school until three in the morning, half an hour after she goes to bed, so she gave me my present early.

The Great British Baking Show game

I opened it and read the instructions and played some solo rounds to get the hang of it, but I think we’ll end up altering it with our own rules and refinements. That’s how we do.

So my nails this week are inspired by one of my husband’s shirts and one of mine. His is plaid, with a red background and black lines and yellow lines. Mine is blue, with reddish and goldish curliques (which I translated into leaves in honor of the season).

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Making your own rules.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Monday Recommends and Nail Art: Birthday and Remembrance

  1. Dan Antion

    September 25, 2023 at 7:14am

    Excellent nails, and an inverseBelated Happy Birthday! Bake plenty of love (from Tipper, Chickie, Aldi and your fans) into those creations and you’ll win for sure.

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  2. Holly

    September 25, 2023 at 8:30am

    Happy Almost-Birthday, my dear friend. I wish I could play a few rounds of any game with you and your amazing daughter – you know I’m always down for altering the rules to suit the players. More fun that way. I do wish

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      Marian Allen

      September 25, 2023 at 9:59am

      Back in the day, I bought a Country Joe and the Fish LP that came with a game board and no rules. The “rules” said something like, “It’s your own damn game; make up your own damn rules.” I’ve lived by that wisdom ever since.

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  3. acflory

    September 25, 2023 at 7:32pm

    Happy Unbirthday! Un77 is a great age, although un87 will be even better. Speaking of games, are you still playing Minecraft?

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      Marian Allen

      September 26, 2023 at 1:48pm

      I’m un73 today, if I understand your construction correctly. 😀 And, yes, I’m still playing Minecraft. I currently have a house high on a cliff, one cat, and three dogs. My house has a glass roof so I can see the stars and rain, and a deep basement so I can hide from thunderstorms. I have amethyst blocks all around the entrances, because amethyst blocks tinkle when anyone steps on them so nobody can sneak up on me. Of course, I play solo, so nobody can sneak up on me anyway, but cool is cool, am I right? Oh, and I have three beehives. 😀

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  4. John Hric

    September 26, 2023 at 9:13am

    Just don’t put on that ring and disappear ! Happy birthday !

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