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leftieNanner's Journal
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November 23, 2023

Great day to get this news - I have high cholesterol

Finally got myself up early to go in for fasting blood work on Tuesday. Got the results in an email this morning. Cholesterol is 256! I've been borderline before, but this is awful.

Doctor wants to put me on drugs (probably a statin) and I'm reluctant - perhaps because this certifies that I am old if I have to take a pill every day.

Any cholesterol buddies out there in DU land? Any thoughts about increasing exercise and fixing diet being enough?

November 15, 2023

Saw The Holdovers last weekend

It's wonderful. I see very few movies these days because they are all so disturbing.

Paul Giamatti is incredible. Many Oscar noms here.

October 25, 2023

Saw Rachel Maddow Last Night!

She is an absolute rock star! We got there early enough (in the rain - Seattle, of course) that we were in the fifth row center. THAT CLOSE to her brilliant mind. The event lasted 90 minutes and I was enthralled every single second. She is brilliant, thoughtful, self-deprecating, and funny.

We are lucky to have her wit and wisdom on our side. The crowd was 100% on her team - nobody disrupted.

Her final comments were for all of us to stay engaged, read, and connect with family and friends to keep them informed and engaged also. VOTE! And find another way to participate - be a poll worker, connect with Indivisible, get folks registered to vote.

I received a copy of her new book Prequel along with the registration for the event. I'll check in later after I've read it.

September 26, 2023

I Heard Back from an Agent!!!

I have written a Contemporary Middle Grade Novel and, after several rewrites, it's been sent out into the agent stratosphere.

This morning I got a response from my query to send the full manuscript.

Crossing fingers that she likes it as much as my daughers and friends do.

August 29, 2023

Rachel Maddow Book Tour Announced Tonight

Rachel's new book Prequel is coming out in October. She announced her book tour on her show tonight. She will be in 12 major cities across the country. The cost is $45.00 per ticket, which includes a copy of the book.

This will sell out very fast. Please go online to msnbc.com/prequel and order your tickets now.

I went to her event for Blowout a few years ago. The guys sitting next to me paid $400.00!

August 14, 2023

Robin Williams

Thinking about him today for some reason.

Oh, how I do miss him.


July 21, 2023

High Elevation

My daughter is getting married at Breckenridge in Colorado next summer. It's 9,000 feet of elevation there. When I visited her recently in Boulder (5,000 ft.), I struggled. I'm quite afraid of the higher elevation we will experience for the wedding. Don't really want to pass out or vomit during the ceremony.

Anybody have any suggestions to help with this? I have seen a recommendation to take a few weeks to acclimate - but that's not really a solution.

March 6, 2023

I Shook A Hand That Has Shaken Obama's and Biden's

Be very jealous!

We were attending a college women's basketball tournament this weekend. At lunch yesterday, my husband spotted a bunch of people wearing fan shirts. He remarked to them about how well the team was playing. Engaged in a friendly conversation. A woman walked by and joined them. I knew I recognized her from somewhere. Certainly out of context situation.

She got up and came over to our table to chat about basketball.

And I asked her - "Are you Susan Rice?"

She said "Yes." and shook our hands. Asked our names.

And then went back to discussing basketball.

Coolest thing ever! Wish I had told her how much I respect her work.

February 18, 2023

A Positive Step Forward - Submitted a Query to an Agent

This is progress for me. I had written a middle grade novel a little while ago and put it aside.

It really needed serious editing, so I did! The difficult part about the editing process is that we writers all love our very clever words. Understanding that no matter how clever those words are, if they don't advance the narrative, then they need to be cut.

Finished the edit after cutting a good bit out, and ended up with a 45,000 word masterpiece.

Did some online research on Agentquery.com and found someone suitable.

So off it went.

Cross fingers for me.

And all you other DU writers - consider this a nudge from me to get back at it.

November 28, 2022

Canon EOS SLR Film Camera

Hello wonderful DU photographers. Does anyone know if there is any market/need for a Canon film camera any more?

I have mine and would love to find it a new home, but don't know where to search.

Any suggestions would be welcome.


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