The week gone by — Jan. 10

“What do you want to get for lunch?” (Note: This can also apply to dinner.)

“You know what I like, so whatever is fine.”

”Do you want Italian? Chicken? Burgers?”

”Seriously … I don’t care. Whatever works for you.”

“How does this place look?”

:: Stops outside restaurant. Checks menu. Sees something acceptable. ::

”Yeah, this works. Anything you’ll eat?”

“I’m not the problem. You are.”

Fair enough. We go inside.

Suzi and I have had conversations like this more times than I can count, and in case there was any doubt, I’m the one who’s the problem.

And it’s for people like me that Aaron has the greatest idea for a restaurant ever. It’s No. 8 on the list of 100 items about himself.

Photo by Nick Karvounis on Unsplash


Every year, the holiday season ends, and life gets back to what it was before. But I struggled with it a bit this year.


In case you’re wondering what it’s like to teach remotely with three children of your own in the house, Lindsay can enlighten you.

Tony with just a bit of an understatement.

Paul goes deep on words and what they mean.

You know what I learned from James here? That if lockdown were a movie franchise, it would be the worst one ever.

Savannah has plans for this winter.

Rosie has her word for the year.

Watching TV with Michelle’s father may be as entertaining as what’s on the screen.

Pea Green offers a musical interlude for people who are struggling.

It has been quite a year this week, but I still think Becky has the right idea.

Renata doesn’t think being in your “comfort zone” is a sin.

Austin tells us what Aaron wants for his birthday, and I continue to groan.

Not yet, Vee … not yet.

Zoe’s neighbors can be nosy and annoying.

If you’re doing good things for yourself, Jamie says you need to have a system for rewarding yourself.

Helen H. had a rough day … the kind of rough day I bet all of us have had this last year.

Helen likes wearing a mask.

I don’t know what this says about her taste, but one of Michelle O’s favorite posts from December is one I wrote.


I’ll still never think this place is real unless I get to go there, but since I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to travel again … .

Nah … let reality wait a little longer.

I solve this problem by neither being on Tik Tok nor dancing. Sometimes, it’s hard enough to keep up with the routines in my exercise class.

I think everyone should agree with me all the time, anyway, but I haven’t gotten everyone to follow along.

If doing this cost money, I’d be broke many times over.

The guy who enjoys Broadway shows and professional wrestling has no idea what he’s talking about.

Only constantly.


I’d rather it didn’t.


13 thoughts on “The week gone by — Jan. 10

  1. Ha! Great list Bill, thank you for the insight on “what’s for dinner.” I have that conversation daily with my son (who still lives with me) on a daily basis. Of course he’s asking in a round about way what I’m planning to MAKE for dinner. 🙄

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    1. Thanks!

      The actual making of dinner isn’t too bad, since my wife writes a list every week and we update it as conditions warrant. We order pizza Thursday nights, and since I eat leftovers for lunch, she tries to time larger dishes so I don’t have leftovers stacking up in the fridge and possibly going bad. 🙂

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      1. That’s actually a good idea! I should write a list of what I’m going make, so that I don’t have to think about it at the last second. And to keep leftovers from taking up precious fridge space. Thanks Bill 😎

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