Rear View Mirror – My Week In Review

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

It has been a long time since I have had any alcohol, maybe once in the last 10 or so months. That one time was one drink. There is no reason or incident that prompted my teetotalism. I just didn’t and don’t want to drink alcohol.  I am in a constant state of self-diagnosis, asking myself if the choices I make are active or simply route, making certain I am choosing them to keep me headed in the right direction.  It seems that alcohol, for me, just slows the process.

If I had to have a reason or reasons, they would be that I don’t have the time for a hangover and I have seen others spend so much time trying to escape something only to spend even more time trying to recover from that failed escape.

That’s it. I don’t want to drink, so I don’t.

This week on Waldina, I celebrated the birthdays of Joan Miro, Edie Sedgwick, Jayne Mansfield, Dick Sargent, William Holden, Elizabeth Montgomery, Chalres Willson Peale, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Hart Benton, Gloria Jean, Samuel Beckett, Beverly Cleary, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Mary Pickford, James Garner, confessed my obsession with the 80s film My Science Project, completed the Proust Questionnaire, I posted my personal connection to the Holstee Manifesto, and added Born Yesterday to the Required Viewing film list.

The Stats:

Visits This Week: 1,890
Total Visits: 182,111
Total Subscribers: 397
Total Posts: 1,538
Most Popular Post Last Week: Happy 143rd Birthday Piet Mondrian

This week on Wasp & Pear over on Tumblr, I posted a lot of photographs of things that inspire me. You should just take a look…

The Stats:

Posts This Week: 71
Total Posts: 4,716
Total Subscribers: 312

Over on @TheRealSPA part of Twitter, I noticed that my fitbit step-tracking bracelet tweets out my daily steps.

The Stats:

Total Tweets: 537 (tweets over 31 days old are automatically deleted to preserve freshness)
Total Followers: 656
Total Following: 691

This week on @TheRealSPA Instagram, I posted photos of most of the people whose birthdays I celebrated on Waldina and a photo of a dog made out of recycled newspapers from work.

The Stats:

Total Posts: 434
Total Followers: 179
Total Following: 247

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I chronicle what inspires me at Waldina.com
I faceplace at facebook.com/parkeranderson
I store my selfies at instagram.com/therealspa#
I tumblr at waspandpear.tumblr.com/
I tweet at twitter.com/TheRealSPA

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