Saturday mornings had rituals for the West kids, we got our allowances, I am recalling I got a quarter, which was plenty enough to make my dreams come true. We would head around the corner to Cohen's, the local candy shop, to spend our riches. Deciding between an Archie comic book or Tiger Beat was agonizing, and somehow I ended up with just enough extra to get a Maryjane candy! Now, my sisters and I were a team, we would tag team our literary purchases and have a happy afternoon reading about our pop and TV stars.
Now, here is where I must posit my theory, these juicy tabloids, full of quizzes to ascertain to make sure that David or Bobby or Leif was the right guy for each fan.
Think about it, formats are similar, topics are similar, the writing styles, the fandom. So, maybe People is classier, but Tiger Beat was sassier. I am not. sure if People has a quiz section, but it should!
What does any of this have to do with walking endless loops around Emerald Hills?? NOTHING, and everything, I have had time to think and sometimes my thoughts are not at all. deep, they are just fun. The business of life doesn't allow for much reminiscing, and this time out of the typical patterns of life is giving my brain a chance to recharge, relax and take a more circular path around the block.
My walk today started in the sun, ended up being a rainy, drizzly hike. My wide brimmed sun hat, purchased with the intent of protecting me from the harsh sun in Spain, turns out to be an excellent sunbrella combo, and, has a secret bonus mosquito net that I can drop down in a matter of seconds when those pesky critters start buzzing. It is a revolutionary shade of pink, somewhere between pepto bismol and cotton candy, and, yes, I am willing to share my shopping tricks and tips, just LMK!!