#AccountaClub Friday, September 28, 2018

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accountaclub-woodIt’s #AccountaClub time, and it’s going to be a short one today. All of my energy this week has gone into the farce of a confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh. As a woman, watching women debased at the highest echelons of government, while male Senators rage about the indignity of even considering women, is pretty difficult to handle.

I was disgusted by every one of their red faces yesterday, decrying the very notion that they should have to listen to Dr. Blasey Ford before handing over a seat on the Supreme Court. As though it were Kavanaugh’s birthright to ascend; his destined throne; his predetermined crown.

Gilead isn’t so very far away.

So obviously, no, I didn’t get much editing done. I will count my live tweeting every single minute of both hearings as an accomplishment, though.

I’ve done another full week of live Daily Burn workouts, and that is the extent of what I have to report. I hope you had a better week, though I understand if you didn’t.

How did it go?

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Check out  my full-length novels: 

Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   

Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 

 Her Cousin Much Removed

 The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.

And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s free!

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Ten Word Photo Prompt:

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Hey all! Sorry this is so late today, I’ve been watching the confirmation hearings, much to my dismay.

You know the drill, ten word story based on this image. Here, your own blog, whatever works. Just makes we can find you!

Here’s mine, which may or may not be influenced by the proceedings.

Coffee cup nearby, she shared her feelings with steaming liquid.

Wobble through Wednesday

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I had a fantastic workout this morning. Kickboxing with Erica on Daily Burn, and wow, did it wake me up and get rid of some aggression. Had a decent breakfast, and discovered “Forever” on Amazon. It’s weird.

I love it.

A little bummed because there’s a bit to the concept of something I’d started, but it’s funny how creativity is like that. Someone wrote a poem about it, I wish I could remember who and find that poem again. I thought it was Gwendolyn Brooks, but I’m not sure.

Anyhow she compared inspiration to a herd of cattle thundering past, and you have to grab it by the tail before someone else does. It’s so true; sometimes it’s like there’s something in the air. If you don’t use an idea, someone else will.

And in this case, I think so much better than I was leaning toward. Oh well, it happens to all of us.

Watch it, though. It’s a very well-crafted show.

So that’s me on Wednesday. I hope your personal week is looking up, because our collective one is, well, something else entirely. The small things matter right now.

Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

Check out  my full-length novels: 

Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   

Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 

 Her Cousin Much Removed

 The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.

And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s free!

Peruse Montraps Publishing.

I don’t know about you

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But right now, I could use a little escape. Reality is intense and not so nice at the moment, and somehow, I think Aunty Ida can help.

You, at least.

Me, she’s nagging to finish her third book. She sure does love books about her.

Exactly what the world needs, a mad scientist with an ego.

Aunty Ida's Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)

Basically the sky is falling

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And blogging today isn’t a big priority. Sorry guys, you all are awesome, but it looks like some final nails are getting hammered in the concrete coffin of democracy. And that’s not hyperbolic.

As we watch perhaps the least qualified Supreme Court nominee try to explain away accusations of assault, while Republicans simultaneously find a thousand ways to make attempted rape no biggie, we find that Rod Rosenstein either resigned, was fired, or is currently being fired.

I go with firesigned. Because he’s clearly being fired, but they want the appearance of a resignation. Why? Firing him would add another count of obstruction in the Russia investigation.

And his substitute apparently thinks presidential power is “supreme,” a point on which the Constitution disagrees, but hey, we’re through the Upside Down looking glass bizarro alterverse, so whatevs.

In summary, it’s not good. It’s not good at all. If you need me, I’ll be pricing bunkers.

Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

Check out  my full-length novels: 

Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   

Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 

 Her Cousin Much Removed

 The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.

And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s free!

Peruse Montraps Publishing.

#AccountaClub Friday, September 21, 2018

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accountaclub-woodHere’s the thing. I kinda don’t feel like doing the AccountaClub post today. But that would not be fair to you, fellow AccountAbles, so here it is, brief though it might be.

What is happening in the country right now is deeply disturbing to me, and it is difficult to focus on anything else. Watching how little women, the pain of women, and the damage done to women is valued is tough. Seeing that it means so little that someone can still get the most prestigious legal job in the nation is, frankly, nauseating.

Keeping my eyes on my own stuff has, therefore, been tough.

No editing this week, all that combined with a headache made for a bad week for the writing end. But I did the live workouts, and all five, so yay on that.

You may have noticed, my mood at the moment is not great.

How was your week?

Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

Check out  my full-length novels: 

Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   

Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 

 Her Cousin Much Removed

 The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.

And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s free!

Peruse Montraps Publishing.

Ten Word Photo Prompt: Stuck

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It’s ten word photo prompt story time! I apologize for last week, when I looked at the post this week, the picture wasn’t working. How can you write a story without a picture?

Heresy!

If it happens again, please feel free to let me know. So, in case you’re not familiar, using the photo above as a prompt, write a 10-word short story about it. Easy as pie!

In that pies are kind of hard.

Title away, just no me-length titles (have you seen the titles of my books?!)

And here’s mine:

Daylight a mirage, the maze grew another dark, tangled arm.