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Croney's Journal
Croney's Journal
May 2, 2024

We're going to see the puffins in July!

My BIL is a birder in Missouri. He and my sister are joining us on a trip to Bar Harbor, Maine. We will then drive an hour and take a tour boat out to islands where (they promise) the puffins will be. Has anyone here done this? I'm happy to go, but afraid I might be seasick. It's a small boat.

April 25, 2024

Can anyone identify this tool please?

I just found it on the street when walking the dog. 🙂

March 8, 2024

You plan for years, and then there's no crawfish.

This May we're having a big 90th birthday party in Louisiana and it was supposed to be a crawfish boil with all the sides. Time to make a Plan B!


Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry issued a disaster declaration Wednesday for the state’s critical crawfish industry, as extreme weather disrupted this year’s harvest and triggered a shortage of the tiny crustaceans.

Louisiana is the country’s top producer of crawfish – a staple in Gulf Coast cuisine such as crawfish étouffée, gumbos and po-boys. The brick-red creatures have been harvested commercially in Louisiana since the 1800s, and the industry brings in more than $300 million for the state’s economy each year.

March 2, 2024

Before and after pictures using Barkeepers Friend.

I bought a whole set of Franciscan Desert Rose dishes for $10 because they were marked and crazed. I tried bleach and baking soda with vinegar with no luck. I thought Barkeepers Friend would just be like Comet. What a surprise! (I don't sell it and I'm not affiliated with it in any way.) It's not perfect, but now they're usable.

February 29, 2024

I always check DU's Facebook page when DU is down, but it's not used for updates.

Seems like a lot of us would congregate and warm our hands around the fire while we wait, but activity there is scarce.

February 16, 2024

Soooo excited! Just got tickets to see Dionne Warwick in April.

Really good seats at a reasonable price, at the Lowell (MA) Auditorium. I never thought I'd see her before one of us died!

February 13, 2024

Curb Your Enthusiasm gave out a real working phone number,

instead of the usual 555-. I googled it and it's a Home Depot in Atlanta, where last night's episode was set. It's a clever plot assist, but I wonder how many hang-up calls they're getting.

February 8, 2024

I just sealed my ballot for the Massachusetts Democratic Primary which will be held on March 5.

President Biden will carry my state easily then and in the general election, but my little drop of water in the ocean is not without meaning. A vote is a vote is a vote.

February 8, 2024

I hate to say it, but I think The Connors may have jumped the shark.

(No spoilers)

New season started tonight. To me, not much was funny, the plot was not believable, and my favorite actors on the show just seemed off.

I'll keep watching but I hope it gets better.

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