#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?

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.

 

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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.

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.

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.

Blog Flashback!

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Hope you enjoy another chance to read this post about the Work of Writing! Back with a new Ten Word Photo Prompt tomorrow. One that works; I just saw that something happened to the previous picture, so I won’t use that site again.

Note: The below account is entirely fictional and does not in any way reflect what I may or may not have done at any time, including this morning, even if it sounds like it’s possible, remember it’s totally fictional. Fictional.

  • Good morning! Grasp coffee cup with both hands, staring beatifically out of the window. It’s Monday. Let’s get to it!
  • Oops! Gotta eat! Breakfast!
  • Check twitter.
  • Clean new electric kettle by boiling water. Huh. It needs a trivet.
  • Shop online for trivets.
  • Buy coasters.
  • Read trivet reviews closely. Scrutinize colors. Can it open a jar? Suddenly absolutely, positively need silicone trivets that can open jars.
  • Finally select trivets. Success!
  • Change mind, choose other trivets.
  • Look out window. Onward!
  • Check twitter.
  • Computer slow. Must reboot. Maybe run a check.
  • Shut down.
  • Screen is dirty. Clean screen.
  • Reboot.
  • Run scan.
  • Look out window. Can’t go onward. Must have computer to write.
  • Also must have computer to blog.
  • Also must have computer to edit.
  • Also must have computer to twitter.
  • Check twitter on phone.
  • Still scanning.
  • Pace. Every bit of exercise counts, right?
  • Still scanning
  • Inspiration! Remember the ancient method of writing with pen and paper.
  • Scratch out blog post.
  • Still scanning.
  • Take kettle for a test drive.
  • Scanning finished! Look at handwritten post. Remember why use computer to write everything.
  • Oops! Kettle’s ready. Make tea.
  • Clean out silicone Mana-Tea which also may or may not be fictional (it’s not. It’s adorable).
  • Glance out window grasping mug of tea with both hands. Onward?
  • Check twitter.

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.

Telltale Tuesday

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I’m telling on myself. Today is one of those days where I welcome any excuse not to concentrate like they welcome that great aunt in the movies everyone wishes they had in real life. Big hugs. Great excitement.

To the point where a conversation about cleaning ovens had me thinking about cleaning my oven. Does my oven need cleaning?

Sure. What oven doesn’t.

Do I need to do it right now?

WELLLLL…

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Probably not. Though maybe any time is a good time to clean your oven?

If you use that, makers of oven cleaner, go ahead and send me a check. And some oven cleaner.

See what I mean?

Distractions can sometimes lead to unexpected creativity and to inspiration. It doesn’t feel like one of those days. No, instead it feels like one of those days where this weird hollow tapping coming from nowhere in particular is going to drive me bonkers.

And not the good kind of bonkers.

Having said that, I’ve just wandered away from this post for ten minutes. Distracted.

Hopefully I can turn this into something a little more efficient and a little more productive. And I hope you have the best of Tuesdays.

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.