S3 E17 — Guess What? You’re on a Treadmill Just Now Picking Up Speed

Last night Emma the Baroness and I gladly welcomed Jazzy to our family room and dinner table for his take on the size of the wedding budget, how many guests will be invited and the big reveal of who and how many Jazzy and our combined lists totaled.

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “Don’t worry. You didn’t meet the right person at the wrong time because that’s not even a thing. There’s only meeting people when you do and making it mean something to you.”  Taurus

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 17 in Season 3 of  My Paradoxically Normal Year” on this 26th day of March in the spring of 2021 — which is a three-year examination of how bits of wisdom changed during the “normal” pre-pandemic year and then in the pandemic year, and now months after.

Previously from Season Three, the Paradoxically Normal Year

S3 E16Quid Pro Quo the Awesome Kind; S3 E15 — Wait, Did I Say That Out Loud?; S3 E14 — How!

Related from Season Two, The Pandemic Year

S2 E17Shutting Mountain Resorts Down, Closing Boutiques, Kicking Tourists Out; S2 E16Scroll to the Bottom for Foresight and Quality-of-Life, Right Leo?; S2 E15 — Behaving Badly, Why Big Sur made “Fodor’s Travel NO List”; S2 E14 — Reading Tea Leaves Bottled and Set Adrift  

Related from Season One, The Normal Year

S1 E17Day 17 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E16Day 16 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E15 — Day 15 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E14Day 14 of My 1-Year Experiment


He and Delta Girl agreed to hold the line to a smaller, more affordable and intimate sized affair.  Even though he slightly recalled names we wanted to add he said he was drawing the line at people he saw frequently in his life, not necessarily even parents of those buddies.  

I airdropped our spreadsheet of combined names, ranked with “5” as must haves to his iPhone and asked who and how invitations would be addressed.  Like somehow sending contact cards with addresses or on the final cut spreadsheet?  

He answered that it’s almost a year away and didn’t get the urgency of questions we asked.  

Haha I told him, you’re on a treadmill that is just now speeding up.  Emma the Baroness said postponed plans will lead to a rush of weddings and sold out accommodations for out of town relatives.

In kind of a coincidence, this morning I spotted this comic in the LA Times print edition.   It was a two panel sight gag in Blondie by Dean Young & John Marshall. 

In the first scene, a close up at the catering counter separating Blondie from a young blonde woman.  She says, “We had to postpone our wedding fo a whole year! But now we’re ready.” “Oh, Shayna, how wonderful that after all that time you and dean still chose each other.” In the second scene a long shot with Dean lying on the floor but being dragged to the counter by Shayna holding onto his shirt collar, “Oh yeah … We’re both really excited!”


Any Holiday Tau worth reporting for us Steves?

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

So, if there ever was a Holiday Tau meant for Emma the Baroness and me, this would be the one, but with a slight twist.  We did meet each other at the wrong time, which is the subject of our life long love affair in Volume Three.  

And, then there’s the total improbability of meeting at all.  She was born in Lillehammer, Norway and I in Plainfield, New Jersey.  

She had taken a temporary job at the same state hospital where I had agreed to work on my psychology internship as a way for making money while also working for Dr. Sig half-time at the Behavior Modification Institute in Newport Center, across Pacific Coast Highway and up the undeveloped field filled with the kind of owls that burrow from Corona del Mar.

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “Don’t worry. You didn’t meet the right person at the wrong time because that’s not even a thing. There’s only meeting people when you do and making it mean something to you.”  Taurus

Hi, Steve.  I’m guessing as our Patron Saint you must be looking down on our humble effort here and bless our passion project. 

“4”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Different people inspire you to connect to different parts of your nature. Who has you seeking your better angels? Those are the folks to fill your mind, heart and time with now.” Aries

I have to agree in principle, Steve.  But my real clutter has shifted to text messages and social media more so than email.  I hardly ever read my emails anymore (5500), since like text messages and home phone answering machine telling me my car warranty is about to expire I’ve beaten them into mind share submission.  Now, how about all those SPAM comments on my blogs?

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: “Even though digital clutter doesn’t really take up much of your living space, it can rent a disproportionate amount of space in your psyche and to deleterious effect. Good email organization will revitalize.” Sagittarius

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @KnowLabs suite of 36 digital magazines jumps from  7397 to 7455 this week organically grown followers




    • “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History” by Kurt Andersen Both of us, Emma the Baroness and I, have been processing the acquittal of our ex-President — not really being surprised by the “Big Lie” promoting followers in the Senate, but more disappointed after seeing new video documentation of the insurrection and detailed evidence time lines.  I return to Kurt Andersen’s book “Fantasyland” to help me through the process of filtering the unfolding events.

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate


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