#TuesdayThoughts: Get it together, men.

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Super sunny today, with fluffy clouds and the trees have started to turn in earnest. I’m chilly because it’s chilly and if there was a whole summer I never noticed it at all.

I’m antsy for not particular reason today, or maybe all the reasons today, it’s impossible to know. Things are weird, that’s just a fact.

I’m thinking about how stupid global conflict is, how some people manage to grab power and then force entire nations to act out their pantomime over issues they care nothing about for things that have nothing to do with them. And here we are, just people trying to live our lives, people who enjoy windows into the lives of people around the world, who couldn’t care less about the ego-driven thirst for power of evil men.

And it is men. It’s always men.

There was this brilliant comedy sketch from The Baroness von Sketch Show. And you know what? It sums it up best. So here it is, enjoy, and have a great Tuesday.


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Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
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#TuesdayThoughts: schadenfreude or I never promised you I was a nice person

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Things, which are already very bad, are going to get worse. Much much worse, all thanks to the Republicans who promised us healthcare and yet are poised to end it in the middle of a preventable pandemic which, incidentally, also caused the largest economic downturn since the Great Depression. Oh goody.

But here’s the thought that’s keeping me upright right now. The pain we feel, they will also feel. There will be no escape from exclusions from health insurance. They don’t have some special plan that just takes it away from us.

Yes, I will enjoy seeing every single one of those Republican voters shocked that they have to declare bankruptcy because of their medical bills. It used to be the biggest cause of bankruptcy prior to the ACA, which this newly kangarooed Supreme Court is going to overturn.

I will enjoy them suddenly surprised that their medication, which they already thought was expensive, is now completely not affordable.

I will enjoy each and every twist and turn of their misery under this regime they embraced, joyously embraced, idiotically embraced.

Bitter laughter is what we’ve got.

I never promised you I was a nice person. Have a good Tuesday, grab your sword and fight like hell.


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.
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#TuesdayThoughts

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Not even 10 am yet and my head is reeling from the onslaught of news. We’ve had enough for several weeks and yet it keeps coming, huge story after huge story.

It’s a lot.

Outside it might be sunny, it might be gray, it’s really difficult to tell. It’s quiet, though, whatever it is, and I’m trying to get my mind in the day, and not off floating somewhere that used to be and now is not.

We are where we are. How everyone couldn’t see this is where it would go is beyond me, but there are people surprised every day, like it’s the first day, like it hasn’t happened a hundred times before.

So.

Anyway, I’m going to try to get myself focused. Have a great Tuesday.


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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#TuesdayThoughts: Mellow

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It’s gray and rainy today, not hard rain, but persistent, and the light softly filtered. I don’t mind it.

I’ve finally gotten into “Schitt’s Creek,” and my viewing is what one might label obsessive, I’ve been tearing through the seasons. I should slow down but it’s so comforting right now.

But they’re not making any more. For the moment, at least. You never know when a revival can happen.

Meanwhile it should be back to business today, my leisurely time yesterday did me some good, I think. I hope. Only my brain effort can tell.

So I’m going to Tuesday my Tuesday. I hope you have a great day.


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.

#TuesdayThoughts: The mysteries of UGH.

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Is Tuesday too early in the week for “ugh?” Is ugh something you can have right out of the gate and just keep going?

The mysteries of ugh.

I’m at the pointless stage of this exercise called existence, everything feels futile, and that’s probably by design. If everything was futile, then they probably wouldn’t work so hard to convince us that it is.

Hmm.

It’s a seriously gray day today, clouds heavy, the sky dark, but no sign of rain, not yet. It’s September suddenly, and the trees and grass know it, the bright greens are no longer so bright.

I get how they feel.

I’ve had coffee, and I’ve had sugar, a cinnamon roll from this weekend, they do very well in the freezer. And yet, my morning grog persists. Last night I awoke, unable to fall back asleep for a while, until suddenly I was very much asleep and very much dreaming and my alarm was going off.

Vastly unfair, don’t you think?

Anyway, I’m going to ugh my way through this gloomy day. Have a great Tuesday, I hope it’s ugh free.


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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#TuesdayThoughts: Now with more Tuesday.

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It stormed early in the morning, lightning, rain clattering against the window, and it’s still gray now, at least down around the horizon, with a band of bright clouds above.

Pretty, and quiet.

What a strange year it’s been, nothing quite real, science fiction movies come to life, but with far worse writing. Worst of all, we are constantly being told not to believe reality, but to believe what we are told about reality.

It has to end. It has to.

Yesterday, I was completely on edge, my heart racing for no particular reason, but today I feel calmer. Maybe it was my workout, it was a doozy, and one of my favorite trainers from the past, alas she is no longer with Daily Burn.

Anyway, there are Tuesday things to do this Tuesday, so I might as well get t them. Have a great day.


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.

#TuesdayThoughts: Only be a jerk for justice

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I’ve been thinking about how many people seem to have been waiting for the opportunity to be terrible, to treat other people as badly as they possibly can, and to demand no consequences for it.

It’s very odd.

And yet there they are, like they’ve been waiting for permission all this time. It’s always been there, this seething nastiness, just under the surface.

And they’re the same people who think of themselves as “good people,” insert a religious adjective in there too. As though claiming a religion is enough to give a person morality.

I think they’ve got far less morality than someone who doesn’t talk about it religious terms, because they seem to think the assertion of a religious affiliation is a substitution for actual morality.

It is not.

I don’t know what will happen with those people after trump is gone, whether they’ll slither back under their rocks, their tails between their legs, and pretend they never did anything of the kind.

I guess we’ll see. You have a great Tuesday and don’t be a jerk for the sake of being a jerk. If you’re going to be a jerk, be a jerk for justice.


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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#TuesdayThoughts: Afterward

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Yesterday, we had a “derecho,” a kind of storm with extremely high winds I’d never heard of before. And the winds were, indeed, high, my building shaking like an earthquake, and the pictures on twitter were so sad, downed huge, old trees everywhere.

Apparently it pulled roof tiles right off of some town houses, it was so strong.

And today it’s sunny and blue and like it never even happened, like there never was a wind that vicious. Nature is changeable.

Today I’m drinking my coffee as I write, my list of things to do shifting and changing with each moment forward. I am not ready for it to be mid-August, and yet we’re getting there, in these ridiculous days that feel like weeks.

And that is it for me on this Tuesday, onward I go. Have a great day.


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.

#TuesdayThoughts: The decline

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Sometimes I wonder if the Romans knew the end of their era had arrived. Who would have thought an orange, racist man who wasn’t very bright would be the end of ours.

Clearly, he has to go. Hopefully we can manage that in November.

I’m not sure if we’ll ever not be wearing masks, if that’s permanently changed as well, if restaurants won’t be a thing anymore. We’re may be on the other side of a one-way exit, with no going back.

That thought is not a pleasant one.

Meanwhile it’s sunny with puffy clouds, like the planet doesn’t have a care in the world, and maybe now it doesn’t, or has less of one. It’s quiet, but not in a way that helps me to focus.

Though that could be me, not it.

And with that, I’m off into the rest of the day. Have a good Tuesday.


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.

#TuesdayThoughts: SO LATE

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Today I watched the entire Barr hearing, and by entire, I mean I muted the Republicans because honestly listening to them is a waste of time and you can never get those minutes back.

And I had a meeting, which makes me extra late for the blog. Sorry. I hope you weren’t waiting for me.

Today it has been sunny and gray and sunny and gray and I watched some of our Representatives with awe and I watch some with horror and revulsion. It makes you wonder at how we are where we are, and yet here we are.

And those are the extent of my thoughts, my brain a pile of hearing-made mush, watching an attorney general unrepentantly shred the Constitution is pretty much my limit for any given day.

I hope you enjoy what is left of this Tuesday.


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.