#FridayThoughts: Oh yeah. Right.

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Just realized I haven’t yet written a post today. It’s been a backward, mixed-up kind of day, and I think I lost one of my favorite earrings.

I know, right?

How it could have vanished, I’m not sure, it was there and then it was not and of course I fear it might have decided to find a drain. Earrings can do that, you know.

Maybe I’ll find it. Maybe I won’t. Given it’s 2020, I probably won’t but I guess you never know.

It’s sunny today, and yet a kind of day where the sun doesn’t penetrate, not quite. We’re in a man-made hole and I specify man because essentially all of them are. Men who want wealth and power above all else; men who think other people exist only to give them those things.

So it’s not great.

I’m still not optimistic, the loss of an earring will exacerbate that for you, but I am only willing to call the end the end. Otherwise, I will make my pizza later and watch a movie, and try not to think too far in the future.

Sometimes it works. Anyway, have a great Friday, which is already half-overish, and a wonderful weekend.


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Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
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#FridayThoughts: Oh yeah.

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Someone may have forgotten to write a blog post this morning. I’m not naming any names but you probably have a pretty good guess.

I have no reason, really, I’m just a little forgetful lately, with my head so crammed with information, I suppose a thing now and then might fall right on out of there. Or I have a low grad migraine.

Either is possible.

The weather has turned, and I’m chilly as I write this, no heat yet because who knows if it will stay this way. But it’s more than halfway through September and this year keeps gliding by, but nonchalantly smashing things along the way.

It’s been a long four years.

For a forgotten blog, I don’t have much to say today, aside from I hope the rest of your Friday is smooth and you have a wonderful weekend.


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 quick and weird!
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#FridayThoughts: Just like that

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Gray and rainy again today, but somehow I don’t mind it. I spilled half a cup of coffee on my carpet, and as much as I blot, more seems to lurk there, coffeeing.

Oh well.

We are at the end of a wild week of news, and most of it is no longer trending, which is strange and not strange all at the same time. But if you needed Bob Woodward to tell you trump is a monster, you haven’t been paying attention.

It seems chilly today, too, like Fall means it now, the wildly hot days of the last weeks as though they never were. It’s funny how the weather can change, just like that.

I hope we can change just like that.

If we can, if we do, what a better world we will have. That’s it for me today, have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend.


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 quick and weird!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts: AI is out to get us

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I mean I can’t prove it. But I have my suspicions. I’m feeling like one big glitch.

I’m wondering if I should cut back to half-caff, at least for a while, I had it yesterday, slept well, and felt less anxious. Who knew that caffeine could interfere with all that.

Oh, right. Everyone.

It’s a brightly sunny day today, and outside it looks like September, the grass is yellowing, the trees fading. In the distance, I can see a spot of red among the green.

The seasons have folded one into the other into the other this year, the only one solid and real was winter. The cold and the ice and the snow, all tangible, the cutting wind something real.

No spring at all this year, because we were inside for it, and summer wasn’t much more outside time, at least not for me. This is a terrible time in a terrible time.

We need to get rid of the terrible people. Vote, but only once, as everything else is illegal.

That’s it for me, have a great weekend and a peaceful Labor Day. Remember the people who brought us the reforms Republicans are constantly trying to take away. Yep, I named names.

There’s only truth now, and no softening it.


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 quick and weird!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts: Don’t give in to false reality

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If you haven’t read Orwell’s 1984, you should, we are currently living through it. The predominant theme is keeping a sense of reality when external factors try to tell you what reality is, in direct contradiction to what your own senses tell you.

Sound familiar?

As trump tries to sidle his way from incumbent to challenger, with the hopes of pinning his failures incomprehensibly on Joe Biden, hold fast to to what is real. What we see now, the violence that is happening now, this sense of lawlessness that white supremacists can kill at will without consequence, that is all trump.

The destruction of the post office with the hopes of changing the election is all trump. The 180,000 dead of a preventable pandemic, the worst death rate in the world, is all trump. The smoldering ruins of the economy, all trump.

Do not forget the children in cages or Puerto Rico. Do not forget “it is what it is.” Reality is reality. Hold on tight.

Have a great, real Friday and weekend.


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 quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts: Flighty

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It’s another sunny cloudless blue day, not too hot, and the trees are starting to pale. Just a little, just at the tops and the edges, but a change in the seasons is coming. And there hasn’t even really been a summer.

We’re all the way around at Friday again, and the Democrats knocked it out of the proverbial park with the convention, judging by all I’ve seen. Which is good, because we don’t want to see what lies beneath where we are, it would only get worse.

I baked bread yesterday, finally, and I always find myself amazed that you can take these boring, bland ingredients and make something like that from them. Flour, oil, water, yeast, sugar and a bit of salt and there you go.

Science.

This week was a little less strange than last, I think, it’s hard to remember from one end to the other. Was the storm this week? Was it last week? Everything feels so elastic.

So that’s me for today, I hope you have a good Friday and a wonderful weekend.


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 quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts: Loose ends

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It’s the end of a very odd week, and some things got done and some did not. I suppose most weeks are like that, but this one feels especially so.

Speaking of things getting done, I’ve finally added my work at RanttMedia to the sidebar, so you can get a dose of my very serious side. I feel as though I promised it ages ago, and maybe it was, maybe it was only weeks.

Time is weird now.

It’s another sunny blue day and it occurs to me that Fall is coming soon in this year that wasn’t really. I smelled it this morning or yesterday, it’s hard to keep track, but that edge of cool on the air. The world is turning and here we manage to barely cling onto it at this rate.

But it’s Friday, and with Friday comes perks. Pizza for dinner, for one, though I don’t know that I’ll be making cinnamon rolls, I have a huge banana cake in the fridge. It would get me on my way for my all cake diet, no question.

Anyway, that is it for me today, I’ve got more little bits to tie in little knots. Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend.


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 quick and weird!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts: One more complaint

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In a world without trump, I’d be whale watching in Iceland right now. Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? Far-fetched to be in a fjord thousands of miles away in a remote corner of the world.

Instead, here I sit, and meanwhile people will be losing their homes at an unthinkable rate any minute. These times are not good times.

I promised I’d stop complaining about the trip, didn’t I? So much for promises. A friend showed me pictures of her own former friends vacationing in a big group this summer, and I think it’s re-raised my hackles, bc this will never end at this rate.

Any of it.

I’m mystified by the inability of people to see cause and effect, or even to imagine a relationship between the two. Do this and that will happen. Do that and this will happen.

It’s not complicated.

It’s getting old and yet it feels like the start of something else. It’s almost as though society can’t handle all the good and progress piling on top of itself, so it collapses, time after time after time.

And here it goes again.

I can’t say I like it. I suspect I’m not alone in that feeling.

Anyway, I have the things that must be done, and I am the one to do them. You have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend, whatever that looks like now.


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 quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts: Oh well

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In another universe, I’m excitedly getting ready to board a plane for Amsterdam. My posts are ready for the next three weeks, and I’m all packed, the Lyft to the airport booked.

Lucky her.

In this universe, every part of that trip was cancelled, including being allowed into the Netherlands.

I swear today is the last day I’ll complain about it, with all that’s going on, it’s not a real problem, but what I can’t get over is how trump managed to destroy this country and the whole world in just under four years. I always thought everything was more solid than that.

I knew it would be bad but wow.

Granted he had help, and by help, I meant directions, and yet still, here we are in a place where my favorite daydream–travel–has become terrifying rather than invigorating.

The very culture of everything has changed.

Outside it looks lovely, blue sky and a few clouds, some puffy, some streaky. I will try to remind myself of all the annoying things I won’t have to deal with by staying home, and take the weekend to just relax.

I hope you can do the same. Have a great Friday.


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 quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts: Not nearly caffeinated enough

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It’s Friday yet again. I’ve had a mediocre week, learning that the federal government wants to “invade” your city can do that. We are in a nightmare within a nightmare within a nightmare.

So. You know. Fun.

Writing this week has proven difficult, both in subject matter and brain power, I’m not sure if I’m cooking a migraine or it’s something else, but I’ve been feeling off. I need to focus today and get it done, it’s lingering.

Meanwhile it’s sunny with a bit of haze, and quiet, and no matter how much coffee I drink, it doesn’t seem to be enough coffee. Alas.

What I’m saying is I think I’m having more coffee.

Anyway, I’m heading back to writing, but I hope you have as nice a Friday and weekend as you can, given the way things are going.


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 quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.