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Thanks Thrice

This was long thought to be the only portrait ...
This was long thought to be the only portrait of William Shakespeare that had any claim to have been painted from life, until another possible life portrait, the Cobbe portrait, was revealed in 2009. The portrait is known as the ‘Chandos portrait’ after a previous owner, James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos. It was the first portrait to be acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in 1856. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I can no other answer make but thanks,
And thanks, and ever thanks.

William Shakespeare Twelfth Night

When missjunebug is at a loss for words, she has no qualms about borrowing some from her literary elders. Of course, Wills is ever her man for supplying    words sweet and sincere to convey deep gratitude for all the care and concern conveyed to her in myriad ways these last two weeks.

Phone messages, flowers, cards, emails, texts galore, and more. Facebook messages and phone calls too, offers to visit, have lunch out or bring food in! missjunebug is on overwhelm especially because she is well into Ovarian Cancer vs. missjunebug Round Three at this point! She knows you especially understood and respected her need to get through the rough and tumble post-surgery days without visitors. Her limits learned through previous hospital stays required summoning whatever energy she had for the early and hardest stages of healing (read: most painful). She’s learned her resources are finite and the conviviality of the most well-intended visitor can take as well as give. Ever thanks for letting her rest quietly and for keeping in touch with kind messages and lots of XOXOs.

missjunebug wants to award one “thanks” each from Shakespeare’s lines to trusty Mr.JB, ElderJB, and TinyJB who provide for missjunebug love unconditional and replete with happiness.

missjunebug’s plan now is to heal, to move forward, to live each day fully and mindfully, and to express sincerely her gratitude for friends and family she will ever hold in her heart.

Then she plans to treat herself to a new wig! No matter what is going on, missjunebug manages to get some shopping in!



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You Can Teach an Old Bug Colorful New Tricks!

missjunebug's Kinda Sorta Color Wheel! Photo by mjb2011
missjunebug's Kinda Sorta Color Wheel! Photo by mjb2011

missjunebug has recently returned to college! She’s taking a class at the very school where she used to teach. She’s pretty sure it’s more fun to do one homework assignment than to grade 30! Especially if it’s art homework! The very cool class she’s enrolled in is called 2 Dimensional Design, a course that provides a firm foundation for other art courses offered. She enrolled on an impulse, not much on t.v. one night as she did a quick internet tour of current classes at her local community college and a couple of clicks later Voila! She’s an art student!  On Fridays from 9-4! for 18 weeks! Yikes!

Actually, it’s turned out to be a blast, once she got past her worry of being the oldest one in the class and the one least versed in art. As it turns out she IS the oldest one in the class, but not the least versed in art thanks to years of accidental art study in museums and a few wrestling matches with watercolor paints and brushes–the brushes always won!

She’s had fun learning things about color, composition, line, and a dab of art history for good measure. Her professor has awesome art chops and shows in galleries around the world and is all of 25 or so years old. He’s on his way to making it in the REAL art world of moneyed collectors who call all the shots of who makes it and who doesn’t. missjunebug is sure her prof will make it! Why is she so sure? Because if he can manage to teach this old bug new tricks, he can do anything!

Need a lift? Want to embrace a new hobby? Expand your intellectual abilities? Take a tip from missjunebug and enroll in a class at your local community college! As Mr.JB and missjunebug always said while paying for ElderJB and TinyJB’s educations: No dollars better spent than those spent on education!

Believe missjunebug when she says, “Community college classes are the best bargain in town for those education dollars!”

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Ashton! Say It Ain’t So!

Ashton Kutcher greets 2nd Security Forces Squa...
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missjunebug has a not-so-secret crush on Ashton Kutcher. She loves his funny and yes, puerile, movies, especially that one that takes place in Vegas with Cameron D. She liked Assassins, too, watching it on her iPad during a recent flight to Chicago Midway on Southwest Airlines. What a fun way to while away flight time!

missjunebug is proud of Ashton (and his better half Demi) for giving back in a variety of enterprises, donating their considerable money and time to make the planet a better place. So when she started hearing those salacious rumors about his extracurriculars on those deplorable celebrity status shows like Excess Hollywood, she just didn’t want to believe it could possibly be true. So Ashton, please say it ain’t so. missjunebug’s heart will break if you and Demi go the way of so many celebrity marriages. You gave hope to women of a certain age everywhere! Keep the hope alive and be good and faithful to Demi!

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