Miscellaneous Wednesday – Alley, Alli’s Knight, Follow-up Photos, and POOCH

Hello readers, I was going to do a Wordless Wednesday post with this photo (it looks like someone was doing their math homework in this South Florida alley – jk) – 

But then – as it is the last day of September –

I wanted to make sure I shared this photo I made for Alli, here

(So we go from alley to Alli)

Alli likes all things medieval and she even makes her own mead. Go here to see her get a tour and sample of mead. This knight was outside of a closed museum down in Florida- and It reminds me how fun it is when our blog friends come to mind when we encounter certain things.


Also —

 quick follow up to the Lens-artists symmetry post from last weekend –

Here is a little background about two photos:

The X (above) is from a hallway at a mall in Western New York (below) – I think they are insulated beams (for Tina).


The gazebo top (above) is from the courtyard area (below) at an Italian hotel in Western New York (for Tierney). 



have you ever heard of the problem-solving technique called “POOCH”?

Well here it is. 

I had to share this a few times this month and thought it would fit nicely into this Miscellaneous Wednesday post. 

Also, many folks might NEED a problem solving idea as we move into the next wave of dealing with the pandemic (and hang in there if you are growing weary – one day at a time). 



Have you ever made mead? 

Have you ever used “pooch” to problem solve?

Do you have any other formulas or ideas for problem-solving??

Wishing you a good day!








34 thoughts on “Miscellaneous Wednesday – Alley, Alli’s Knight, Follow-up Photos, and POOCH

    1. Ah, it’s not all sweet nowadays. There are a lot of meads that are bone dry, so don’t let that put you off. In my mead quest I tried a few dry meads and they were lovely, and in fact, our own brew is pretty dry too. Part of the reason for my mead quest was to show that there’s a mead out there for everyone. 🙂

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  1. Thanks for the link, Yvette, and for thinking of me! I love the link from an alley to an Alli. That’s an amazing-looking knight you found – and sitting there with a tankard as well! We could all do with a knight in shining armour to help us out now. We’re enjoying a few goblets of our own Sticky Rogers now, and he was well worth the effort of creating him last autumn.
    As for problem solving, the POOCH method looks good, and I always find a glass of mead helps too! 😉 Have a great week, and thanks again. 🙂

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    1. Oh I am so glad the Sticky Rogers mead is enjoyable (sure wish we could sample via blog – but at least we get to connect in essence even if not effervescence – play on your words – lol)
      And Alli
      When I looked up and saw the knight -well the fact that he was holding a “tankard” – your Mead posts came to mind! It was a fun blogger connection

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      1. I wish you could taste Sticky Rogers too! Still, with the speed technology is advancing, who knows what may happen? 🙂 (Love your play on words, by the way! :-D) With any luck, they may even invent a time machine so I can go back and share a tankard of mead with your knight! Thanks for thinking of me again. You certainly have a knack of finding things on your travels that I’d really appreciate! 🙂


  2. POOCH is an interesting acronym for a problem solving process. I heard about one recently on an NPR Hidden Brain podcast that was similar but different letters – meant the same thing. 🙂

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    1. Hi Norah! I think a lot of this problem solving straggles can be “same process different name” and this one works good when two
      More options need to be decided – and I just love the pooch name haha

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  3. Great post! I never thought of posting where you link to two or three other fun posts happenings if you know what I mean! I seem to write for just one with a main idea. Love this!! Thanks for sharing! ❤️

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    1. Hi! Well
      The many connections for this post really just unfolded by chance and glad it worked ! Whew
      And I have been thinking of you – thinking about the piano! I will
      Be over soon to check in!!

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      1. Aww, thanks for thinking of me and I think our attachment for the piano is so real and hard! I am planning on writing about it again. We still have it, we will see what we plan to do! 💕

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  4. It’s probably not math in the alley. In old cities the buried utilities are higgledy-piggledy. We called the drawings of them “spaghetti drawings”. They are marked out with notation of how deep they are in hopes of not causing a crisis when they do street work. If you cross steam with electric or gas and sewer the outcomes are undesirable. The POOCH method would work quite well for figuring out what to do in such a situation.


    1. Hello! Well I was kidding about the math homework – ha – and I knew it had to do with construction or surveying – i had just never seen so many at one time – and I love the way you expanded on it even leading up to pooch – but also the depth – and thanks dear engineer for the “spaghetti drawing” term- 😉

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  5. What a perfect photo for your mead-making friend. We have a meadery near our house where you can go to drink mead and throw axes. I hear is’s a lot of fun!

    I have never heard of the POOCH method of problem-solving before but now I want to try it.

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    1. Hi Laurie – the ax throwing and the mead sounds like a nice retro way to have fun – and I can imagine the food would be good too – ??
      And I just threw the pooch sheet into this post but I have a series of sheets and ideas (that I have collected from others over the years) and maybe I should make a post about it and list more. For example – it depends on the problem to solve and pooch works with “options” and when things are about a choice – in contrast – other problems might need a deferent type of exploring – I will let you know when I make a post – thanks for the visit


    1. Hi !
      My first answer was that mead is an alcoholic drink from the Middle Ages – made from honey and Fermented stuff –
      But it turns out that it might be the oldest alcoholic beverage around :
      “Mead might be the oldest alcoholic beverage on earth
      Chinese pottery vessels dating from 7000 B.C.E. suggest evidence of mead fermentation that predates both wine and beer. The first batch of mead was probably a chance discovery: Early foragers likely drank the contents of a rainwater-flooded beehive that had fermented naturally with the help of airborne yeast. Once knowledge of mead production was in place, it spread globally, and was popular with Vikings, Mayans, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans alike.”
      From https://www.liquor.com/articles/10-facts-about-mead/

      Also – here is a link to Alli’s post where she visited a mead brewery -you will enjoy her style – it fits with your eclectic artsy sides

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      1. Hydromel is the word in French. A very old beverage indeed. In Birttany I think the equivalent is Chouchenn. I have a favourite Breton restaurant in the Latin Quarter, where we normally drink cider, but the owner generally invites us to a cup of Chouchenn as apéritif…
        I’ll check your links…


  6. COVID is more than just a problem, unfortunately.
    I think the main thing is to become very responsible, and this is a time when protecting oneself, we are protecting all others around us.
    We’ve seen a lot of irresponsible behaviors. We’ve also seen everybody blaming everything and everybody else. Well, we have to learn being a self-contained resilient person. That is tough for lots of folks and that doesn’t help.
    I certainly have not used formulas for problems. Problems have degrees and they can range from total disasters to mild issues. The answers are out there. We shouldn’t try breaking the wall with our forehead when there is a door not far away.
    I hope you’;re well and safe!

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