I have to do an ALL CAPS SUBJECT LINE like my friend Janet A. because this news is TOO AWFUL: Sweden’s Eurovision entry, “This Is My Life” by Anna Bergendahl, was eliminated during the semi-final round and will not compete during tomorrow’s finals. As previously stated, I was not a fan of the song, but I would have rooted for it anyway, because that’s what one does. Azerbaijan’s bombastic entry, Safura’s “Drip Drop,” was written by three Swedish composers, so perhaps I will need to cheer for it. Or Belarus, because it’s awesome.
I will also have to finish up whatever stray sugary items are in the house, because I’m doing the Summer of Lent again, and giving up refined sugar during the month of June. (I had to make an exception for evaporated cane juice, which is an ingredient in my favorite breakfast cereal, Kashi.) In July, I have decided to give up something even more extreme: mystery novels. And chick lit, so I don’t just switch from Lee Child to Sophie Kinsella. I’m finally going to get around to reading those serious novels that lie neglected around the house.