Mike and I took a nice afternoon visit to a new art space, MIZE Gallery, to catch up with owner/artist Chad Mize. He has just launched a great gallery with this first art show, in which 100 artists made a painting about a film.  It was hard not to purchase a few!!  We then went slightly north for a stop by Sunken Gardens to see more butterfly love.  And sure enough, we did!  Wow!  The happy monarch butterflies were going crazy and flying around in circles.

And after that, Mike and I stopped by a yummy spot for goodies, Trader Joe’s.  Is it crazy that was my second time to stop at Trader Joe’s and Mike’s first???  I am personally loving the quality and pricing, so I hope they open one closer to us.

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I haven’t listened to this song in a while.  Especially since an operation that removed the brain tumor in my head.

Now, I understand why it moved me so much at that time.  I was close to not being here anymore.

“I heard about a whirlwind that’s coming ’round
It’s gonna carry off all that isn’t bound, and
When it happens, when it happens (I’m gonna be holding on)
So let it happen, let it happen

All this running around
I can’t fight it much longer
Something’s trying to get out
And it’s never been closer
If my ticker fails
Make up some other story
But if I never come back
Tell my mother I’m sorry”
I guess I did know there was something going on in my head.  I was always afraid to die.  I still am, but it is slight.  I was really close to that.  I mean, that tumor has been growing in my head for over 30 years!  The doctors don’t even believe it.  Most people wouldn’t make it that far.

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Twin Peaks Limited Event Series

My Twin Peaks obsession is living inside me again!  Last year, Mr. David Lynch released a new series on Showtime.  It has the theme that the same nuance is occurring 25 years after the first series. I’m not going to lie – I wanted to watch it so very badly, but honestly, my brain was still healing after my brain tumor surgery and treatment, so I recorded all of it and held them.  I am actually glad that I didn’t watch the shows last year, because I may not have been able to process all the details shown in each episode.  And there are 18 episodes, yes, 18 hours of the return to Twin Peaks!

I am a little over halfway through now, and it is just amazing.  I am appreciating the original series and film even more.  This season is truly better and more detailed than the first parts.  I am sure some people don’t understand it.  To me, it is presenting how the positivity and negativity fight against each other constantly.  Plus, I believe that after what I’ve been through, I do see things differently and back to myself again. (Reminder – that one of the symptoms of a brain tumor is a lot of personality changes.)  Anyway, once I’ve watched it all, I can’t wait to discuss with friends who have seen this!!!  Please comment below if you have!

PS – If you want to watch Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series, it was released on DVD, which is currently on sale at Amazon.  The current lower price may not be there for very long!

I know I’m not the only Gail Anderson around.  Google doesn’t even bring me to the top! Ha ha!! (Until my husband does his great SEO work, which I am slowly learning)  But I did just come across this poster that was designed for another Gail Anderson.  I actually really like the design and feel like it sure represents me as well!

Gail Anderson

It does make me want to find out about other Gail Andersons in a rather strange way.  How different can we all be?  How similar?  How have we grown up?  What do we focus on?  Hmmm…this may be something I’ll start to look into more and more.