Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. Especially in trade-swap-bid sites. Seller describes it as a “Beautiful vase” or something and it looks like the stuff my grandma threw out in the 70s.

Dec 14, 2017 at 11:32 PM
Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. Especially in trade-swap-bid sites. Seller describes it as a “Beautiful vase” or something and it looks like the stuff my grandma threw out in the 70s.
~ from Facebook

Why do men send dick pics, guys? Another one sent to another friend has me wondering. To be clear, this is not an invitation. I’m just wondering what the hell is in it for the dude... and since not one woman I know has ever asked for or wanted one, but we’ve almost all gotten one at some point, I’m at a loss trying to understand the motivation. Theories?

Dec 13, 2017 at 3:21 PM
Why do men send dick pics, guys? Another one sent to another friend has me wondering. To be clear, this is not an invitation. I’m just wondering what the hell is in it for the dude... and since not one woman I know has ever asked for or wanted one, but we’ve almost all gotten one at some point, I’m at a loss trying to understand the motivation. Theories?
~ from Facebook

I had to completely reorganize my life around a delivery today and now it looks like they’re not coming ๐Ÿ˜•

at 10:49 AM
I had to completely reorganize my life around a delivery today and now it looks like they’re not coming ๐Ÿ˜•
~ from Facebook

I’ve run out of chocolate. As a writer, this constitutes an emergency.

Dec 12, 2017 at 8:45 PM
I’ve run out of chocolate. As a writer, this constitutes an emergency.
~ from Facebook

Who wants to be my plus one at the Ink Slingers' holiday party tomorrow night?

at 4:50 PM
Who wants to be my plus one at the Ink Slingers' holiday party tomorrow night?
~ from Facebook

A little laundry day story: My breasts can now defy all reason vis-ร -vis gravity. My friend ordered a magical bra promising impossible amazing things. You know the one. It advertises mostly on Facebook and has literal jewelry hanging off it like a harem girl costume. Now, to clarify, if you threw both of my boobs, with possibly a butt cheek, too, into a bra, they wouldn’t fill a cup as well as just one of my friends breasts. They’re, shall we say impressive, nay, intimidating. So when she ordered a custom bra, she did so in a size much, much larger than mine. Yet, when the fancy bra arrived, several weeks late, it was small. It was practically pastie small on her frame. So, she gave it to me. Even on me, with an extender attached, that bra is tight. Like, trouble breathing tight, but my breasts get to defy gravity beyond the point of simple push up bra. They look almost like they are trying to float away upward in this thing. I might look like a hyperventilating ballerina from the 70s in this thing, but my breasts are on point today.

Dec 10, 2017 at 9:25 AM
A little laundry day story: My breasts can now defy all reason vis-ร -vis gravity. My friend ordered a magical bra promising impossible amazing things. You know the one. It advertises mostly on Facebook and has literal jewelry hanging off it like a harem girl costume. Now, to clarify, if you threw both of my boobs, with possibly a butt cheek, too, into a bra, they wouldn’t fill a cup as well as just one of my friends breasts. They’re, shall we say impressive, nay, intimidating. So when she ordered a custom bra, she did so in a size much, much larger than mine. Yet, when the fancy bra arrived, several weeks late, it was small. It was practically pastie small on her frame. So, she gave it to me. Even on me, with an extender attached, that bra is tight. Like, trouble breathing tight, but my breasts get to defy gravity beyond the point of simple push up bra. They look almost like they are trying to float away upward in this thing. I might look like a hyperventilating ballerina from the 70s in this thing, but my breasts are on point today.
~ from Facebook

Who do you recommend for appliance repair in Clearwater?

Dec 8, 2017 at 3:42 PM
Who do you recommend for appliance repair in Clearwater?
~ from Facebook

Aurora found something that’s harder to say than Benedict Cumberpatch: Cinnamon Cardamom Tea.

at 2:50 PM
Aurora found something that’s harder to say than Benedict Cumberpatch: Cinnamon Cardamom Tea.
~ from Facebook

Are there seriously three separate massive fires happening in LA right now?

Dec 6, 2017 at 12:22 AM
Are there seriously three separate massive fires happening in LA right now?
~ from Facebook

Does anyone know of a local gym with yoga slings or silk ropes for open use outside of classes?

Dec 5, 2017 at 2:56 PM
Does anyone know of a local gym with yoga slings or silk ropes for open use outside of classes?
~ from Facebook

If you're one of my many many LA-area friends threatened by the fire, please keep up all updated on how you're doing. And stay safe and secure.

at 2:45 PM
If you're one of my many many LA-area friends threatened by the fire, please keep up all updated on how you're doing. And stay safe and secure.
~ from Facebook

Are any of you going to stop being Netflix customers because of the price increase?

at 8:06 AM
Are any of you going to stop being Netflix customers because of the price increase?
~ from Facebook

Just a few goats given to a small destitute village can transform the food landscape and create a healthy barter economy, the first step towards a better future, helping them become self-sufficient. If you’re thinking about sending me any presents or gifting me money,please donate to Heifer Intl instead.

Dec 1, 2017 at 10:20 PM
Just a few goats given to a small destitute village can transform the food landscape and create a healthy barter economy, the first step towards a better future, helping them become self-sufficient. If you’re thinking about sending me any presents or gifting me money,please donate to Heifer Intl instead.
~ from Facebook

We’ve turned Thanksgiving leftovers into soup, salads, omelettes, French toast, and creatively “different” items every day since then. You name it. If I’m spending $200 on food, it’s lasting at least a week, no matter.

at 7:09 AM
We’ve turned Thanksgiving leftovers into soup, salads, omelettes, French toast, and creatively “different” items every day since then. You name it. If I’m spending $200 on food, it’s lasting at least a week, no matter.
~ from Facebook

Let’s just change it to “Giraffic image format” so we can all be right.

Nov 30, 2017 at 8:33 AM
Let’s just change it to “Giraffic image format” so we can all be right.
~ from Facebook

Liberty , the “baby sister” of our motley crew, was my treasure ❤️. Well she still is.

at 7:31 AM
Liberty , the “baby sister” of our motley crew, was my treasure ❤️. Well she still is.
~ from Facebook

Facebook’s video “Auto play next” feature for me is usually a mix of highbrow science and TED-talk videos with cute cat videos. Yup. Sounds about right. #iamtheinternetsmeanpoint

Nov 28, 2017 at 6:43 PM
Facebook’s video “Auto play next” feature for me is usually a mix of highbrow science and TED-talk videos with cute cat videos. Yup. Sounds about right. #iamtheinternetsmeanpoint
~ from Facebook

So, I think my couch might have a monster under it. Last week, a tiny part of my record player fell, skittered under the couch, and disappeared completely forever. This week, a teacup broke, and some of it went under the couch. We collected all the pieces and I moved the couch to make sure I got it all. I am still missing a huge chunk of that teacup as I’m putting it back together. Today, something else went missing of my daughter’s, and I’m eyeing the couch with slitted distrustful eyes now.

Nov 27, 2017 at 3:28 PM
So, I think my couch might have a monster under it. Last week, a tiny part of my record player fell, skittered under the couch, and disappeared completely forever. This week, a teacup broke, and some of it went under the couch. We collected all the pieces and I moved the couch to make sure I got it all. I am still missing a huge chunk of that teacup as I’m putting it back together. Today, something else went missing of my daughter’s, and I’m eyeing the couch with slitted distrustful eyes now.
~ from Facebook

Rollcall! Introduce yourself and your educational set-up ๐Ÿ™‚

Nov 25, 2017 at 3:40 PM
Rollcall! Introduce yourself and your educational set-up ๐Ÿ™‚
~ from Facebook

Okay so I desperately need a haircut and none of the hairdressers I’m friends with are available/answering. Recommendations locally for someone who will actually have a way to set an appointment??

at 3:10 PM
Okay so I desperately need a haircut and none of the hairdressers I’m friends with are available/answering. Recommendations locally for someone who will actually have a way to set an appointment??
~ from Facebook

Something about this just cracks me up.

at 8:20 AM
Something about this just cracks me up.
~ from Facebook

The Christmas-crazy folks who are already prepping for the holiday keep tagging me in things. ๐Ÿ™„

Nov 24, 2017 at 6:48 PM
The Christmas-crazy folks who are already prepping for the holiday keep tagging me in things. ๐Ÿ™„
~ from Facebook

Please guys, if you have to participate in Black Friday, do so responsibly. Shop local. Shop sustainable. And don’t be the douche who leaves thanksgiving festivities early to go shopping.

Nov 23, 2017 at 6:13 PM
Please guys, if you have to participate in Black Friday, do so responsibly. Shop local. Shop sustainable. And don’t be the douche who leaves thanksgiving festivities early to go shopping.
~ from Facebook

Thanksgiving vignette: M: “These mashed potatoes taste weird.” A: “That’s ‘cause it’s lemon cake.”

at 5:27 PM
Thanksgiving vignette: M: “These mashed potatoes taste weird.” A: “That’s ‘cause it’s lemon cake.”
~ from Facebook

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right. ~Thomas Paine

at 9:25 AM
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right. ~Thomas Paine
~ from Facebook

Call me if you have nowhere to go on Thanksgiving. I would like a few extra of my friends to stop by.

Nov 22, 2017 at 6:42 PM
Call me if you have nowhere to go on Thanksgiving. I would like a few extra of my friends to stop by.
~ from Facebook

What is the PURPOSE of Facebook, from your perspective?

Nov 21, 2017 at 3:09 PM
What is the PURPOSE of Facebook, from your perspective?
~ from Facebook

I love that my family is all coming over on thanksgiving. I wish the distant members were as well. What I make best for this holiday: cranberry sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, gravy, apple pie. What do you all make best?

Nov 20, 2017 at 2:58 PM
I love that my family is all coming over on thanksgiving. I wish the distant members were as well. What I make best for this holiday: cranberry sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, gravy, apple pie. What do you all make best?
~ from Facebook

Your fingernails are growing at a rate of one nanometer per second. Watch out for that.

Nov 19, 2017 at 10:52 PM
Your fingernails are growing at a rate of one nanometer per second. Watch out for that.
~ from Facebook

If weaving had never been invented, would be still be wearing entirely animal skins? Yes, I have decided to post my every thought. Thank you for noticing.

Nov 16, 2017 at 8:41 AM
If weaving had never been invented, would be still be wearing entirely animal skins? Yes, I have decided to post my every thought. Thank you for noticing.
~ from Facebook

I hate when I find a coupon for something that has expired that I was looking for years earlier.

Nov 15, 2017 at 9:46 PM
I hate when I find a coupon for something that has expired that I was looking for years earlier.
~ from Facebook

I’m sorry, but I’m not going to stop being a geek just so you don’t look at me that way.

at 6:28 PM
I’m sorry, but I’m not going to stop being a geek just so you don’t look at me that way.
~ from Facebook

Your child is always your child no matter how grown they become.

at 4:29 PM
Your child is always your child no matter how grown they become.
~ from Facebook

Quit injecting your solstice holiday(s?) into the harvest month. Thanksgiving happens, THEN we can talk about winter things.

at 3:17 PM
Quit injecting your solstice holiday(s?) into the harvest month. Thanksgiving happens, THEN we can talk about winter things.
~ from Facebook

The blood donation truck will be in downtown Clearwater this weekend on Garden street just off Gulf to Bay. Come give blood with me.

Nov 14, 2017 at 4:08 PM
The blood donation truck will be in downtown Clearwater this weekend on Garden street just off Gulf to Bay. Come give blood with me.
~ from Facebook

I dislike when people misuse the word ‘need’. Things I need: a haircut and a hot tub. Wait. Hmmm. Maybe it IS all about perspective.

Nov 11, 2017 at 4:28 PM
I dislike when people misuse the word ‘need’. Things I need: a haircut and a hot tub. Wait. Hmmm. Maybe it IS all about perspective.
~ from Facebook

Thank you Ashley, Kendra and Lilac! Lovely present :) I shall take advantage...

Nov 10, 2017 at 6:55 PM
Thank you Ashley, Kendra and Lilac! Lovely present :) I shall take advantage...
~ from Facebook

I was going to play records tonight at my party, but I broke the needle off my record player ๐Ÿ˜ž now I have to wait until Sunday, drat and darn.

at 4:59 PM
I was going to play records tonight at my party, but I broke the needle off my record player ๐Ÿ˜ž now I have to wait until Sunday, drat and darn.
~ from Facebook

How can it possibly take two months and half your budget for the year to prepare for a 1.5 day holiday? #imthegrinch #infinewiththat

at 7:18 AM
How can it possibly take two months and half your budget for the year to prepare for a 1.5 day holiday? #imthegrinch #infinewiththat
~ from Facebook

I need baby pictures today for reasons of too many recently lost folks hitting me a little harder than I’d like. So, if you ever feel like you might be posting too many adorable pictures to this medium, just... no. You are not. Your contribution to the cuteness in my feed is sincerely appreciated.

Nov 9, 2017 at 5:38 PM
I need baby pictures today for reasons of too many recently lost folks hitting me a little harder than I’d like. So, if you ever feel like you might be posting too many adorable pictures to this medium, just... no. You are not. Your contribution to the cuteness in my feed is sincerely appreciated.
~ from Facebook

Put the phone down. Put it down when you drive! I just watched a man who was talking on the phone turn left and nearly run down an infant in a stroller without skipping a beat, didn’t even seem aware of it because his chatty call just kept on going with no change. If you think you’re a safe driver who also uses their phone in the car... YOU AREN’T. Stop doing it. Go hands free.

at 1:12 PM
Put the phone down. Put it down when you drive! I just watched a man who was talking on the phone turn left and nearly run down an infant in a stroller without skipping a beat, didn’t even seem aware of it because his chatty call just kept on going with no change. If you think you’re a safe driver who also uses their phone in the car... YOU AREN’T. Stop doing it. Go hands free.
~ from Facebook

My phone is a brick right now. Please facebook message me if you need to communicate to me tonight.

Nov 6, 2017 at 6:08 PM
My phone is a brick right now. Please facebook message me if you need to communicate to me tonight.
~ from Facebook

My daughter just made me a frittata. Something I don’t know how to make myself. That’s a first!

at 3:14 PM
My daughter just made me a frittata. Something I don’t know how to make myself. That’s a first!
~ from Facebook
Nov 4, 2017 at 7:23 PM

~ from Facebook

ANybody want to go to Busch Gardens with me this month? I'm a passholder and got a free guest pass...

Nov 2, 2017 at 4:33 PM
ANybody want to go to Busch Gardens with me this month? I'm a passholder and got a free guest pass...
~ from Facebook

Is there a good co-working space in Clearwater?

at 2:28 PM
Is there a good co-working space in Clearwater?
~ from Facebook

Five huge bags of Costco candy for Halloween and it’s already gone. So many trick or treaters!

Oct 31, 2017 at 8:16 PM
Five huge bags of Costco candy for Halloween and it’s already gone. So many trick or treaters!
~ from Facebook

Some kid left their candy bag at my house if you’re a neighbor and you see that kid crying...

at 8:11 PM
Some kid left their candy bag at my house if you’re a neighbor and you see that kid crying...
~ from Facebook

All I want for my birthday is a friend to help me move furniture around ๐Ÿ™‚

at 7:09 PM
All I want for my birthday is a friend to help me move furniture around ๐Ÿ™‚
~ from Facebook

My AutoCorrect thinks I say very banal things. For (four) instance, it just tried to change the word banal to ‘been all’ followed by ‘bin all’. The amount of work involved in getting my phone to allow me use complex or esoteric (‘is it Eric’) language is sometimes not worth it.

Oct 30, 2017 at 2:58 PM
My AutoCorrect thinks I say very banal things. For (four) instance, it just tried to change the word banal to ‘been all’ followed by ‘bin all’. The amount of work involved in getting my phone to allow me use complex or esoteric (‘is it Eric’) language is sometimes not worth it.
~ from Facebook

I love when a Nordic person tells me how lucky I am to have my hair. Yes, lucky. Very lucky to be an oppressed minority. I just know that my ancestors survived the camps with that in mind, that someday I would be able to have hair that holds a style better than yours.

Oct 29, 2017 at 2:32 PM
I love when a Nordic person tells me how lucky I am to have my hair. Yes, lucky. Very lucky to be an oppressed minority. I just know that my ancestors survived the camps with that in mind, that someday I would be able to have hair that holds a style better than yours.
~ from Facebook

If any of you adore handing candy to strange children, you’re welcome to come over on Halloween and keep me company. I expect a thousand thousand little hands reaching out for candy.

Oct 27, 2017 at 7:21 PM
If any of you adore handing candy to strange children, you’re welcome to come over on Halloween and keep me company. I expect a thousand thousand little hands reaching out for candy.
~ from Facebook

Checking out just now, I noticed the asparagus was costing me $15. No thank you. Holy cow! Must have been a bad asparagus season.

at 5:21 PM
Checking out just now, I noticed the asparagus was costing me $15. No thank you. Holy cow! Must have been a bad asparagus season.
~ from Facebook

Via my friend Anja (with permission): I wrote this on this date 3 years ago. I've learned since then that these words have been shared with, and provided comfort to, individuals who were on the brink of suicide...so I'm re-sharing. Feel free to pass it on. You know the saying, "Hope Springs Eternal". It's true. You can't kill hope. Lifetime after lifetime, failure after failure, Hope just keeps coming back. After unspeakable losses, betrayals, sorrows and deprivation, Hope still follows us doggedly, sometimes flagging, but never gone for long. Hope does not respond to logic, reason, or common sense. Even when there is nothing more to be done, there is always something more to be done. Because there is Hope. And hope is perhaps one of the purest expressions of our own inherent eternity, and in our own private faith in something greater, bigger, kinder and more just that what is immediately apparent, than any other impulse we have. Hope is survival, our urge towards a better future; it is rugged, it is faithful, it is blind to barriers and deaf to the sound reasoning of learned men. Hope is an incredibly powerful impetus for positive change. Hope is the best in all of us - and hope never dies.

at 3:28 PM
Via my friend Anja (with permission): I wrote this on this date 3 years ago. I've learned since then that these words have been shared with, and provided comfort to, individuals who were on the brink of suicide...so I'm re-sharing. Feel free to pass it on. You know the saying, "Hope Springs Eternal". It's true. You can't kill hope. Lifetime after lifetime, failure after failure, Hope just keeps coming back. After unspeakable losses, betrayals, sorrows and deprivation, Hope still follows us doggedly, sometimes flagging, but never gone for long. Hope does not respond to logic, reason, or common sense. Even when there is nothing more to be done, there is always something more to be done. Because there is Hope. And hope is perhaps one of the purest expressions of our own inherent eternity, and in our own private faith in something greater, bigger, kinder and more just that what is immediately apparent, than any other impulse we have. Hope is survival, our urge towards a better future; it is rugged, it is faithful, it is blind to barriers and deaf to the sound reasoning of learned men. Hope is an incredibly powerful impetus for positive change. Hope is the best in all of us - and hope never dies.
~ from Facebook

I just discovered a forgotten pair of jeans that 1. actually fit, 2. have pockets, 3. look good on. #impossiblepants #theoreticalnomore #jazzjands

at 7:36 AM
I just discovered a forgotten pair of jeans that 1. actually fit, 2. have pockets, 3. look good on. #impossiblepants #theoreticalnomore #jazzjands
~ from Facebook

The running water in my home is FINALLY not tepid. Brrrr. I love it.

at 7:17 AM
The running water in my home is FINALLY not tepid. Brrrr. I love it.
~ from Facebook

Catastrophe! I’ve been wearing my socks on the wrong feet all day long!

Oct 26, 2017 at 6:55 PM
Catastrophe! I’ve been wearing my socks on the wrong feet all day long!
~ from Facebook

I think peppered salami is my favorite food. Oooh, and with brie. At least today.

Oct 25, 2017 at 1:59 PM
I think peppered salami is my favorite food. Oooh, and with brie. At least today.
~ from Facebook

Just had a random guy mansplain to me about how to drive. Walked up to my truck while I’m idling with hazards on in an alley waiting on a slow delivery truck. I didn’t ask for help or need it but he starts trying forcefully over and over to motion me forward. I refused so he follows his eyes and talked over me as I explained I wouldn’t fit. Kept trying to make sure I knew that there was plenty of room to pass said truck (in a curved alley — there wasn’t, especially not when you factor in the truck’s turning radius). I told him no their definitely was not. He’s chuckling now, walked away talking to literally no one about how women shouldn’t drive trucks and when women get ideas in their heads... Sure am glad I’m the kind of woman with ideas. And I do enjoy my truck.

Oct 24, 2017 at 12:39 PM
Just had a random guy mansplain to me about how to drive. Walked up to my truck while I’m idling with hazards on in an alley waiting on a slow delivery truck. I didn’t ask for help or need it but he starts trying forcefully over and over to motion me forward. I refused so he follows his eyes and talked over me as I explained I wouldn’t fit. Kept trying to make sure I knew that there was plenty of room to pass said truck (in a curved alley — there wasn’t, especially not when you factor in the truck’s turning radius). I told him no their definitely was not. He’s chuckling now, walked away talking to literally no one about how women shouldn’t drive trucks and when women get ideas in their heads... Sure am glad I’m the kind of woman with ideas. And I do enjoy my truck.
~ from Facebook

I just realized I enjoy picking up a close friend from the airport more than sunsets or walks on the beach. I’d like to go back in time and edit all my bios accordingly.

Oct 23, 2017 at 2:43 PM
I just realized I enjoy picking up a close friend from the airport more than sunsets or walks on the beach. I’d like to go back in time and edit all my bios accordingly.
~ from Facebook

Boom. First aid training still easy to recall. That’s good at least!

Oct 22, 2017 at 10:28 PM
Boom. First aid training still easy to recall. That’s good at least!
~ from Facebook

Mostly it’s those silly trick questions toward the end. Someone got a little lazy. But still fun.

at 10:22 PM
Mostly it’s those silly trick questions toward the end. Someone got a little lazy. But still fun.
~ from Facebook

I was going to post about the trampoline coming back yet again after the lawn got mowed (lawn guy moving it? From where?) but IT IS GONE AGAIN!!!

at 4:41 PM
I was going to post about the trampoline coming back yet again after the lawn got mowed (lawn guy moving it? From where?) but IT IS GONE AGAIN!!!
~ from Facebook

Go outside. It’s gorgeous out.

at 9:58 AM
Go outside. It’s gorgeous out.
~ from Facebook

So, if something is at 6:55, do any of you call it “five minutes of seven”?

at 9:05 AM
So, if something is at 6:55, do any of you call it “five minutes of seven”?
~ from Facebook

I can’t believe I have a business meeting at 10 PM. Legitimate one, before you guys start making wisecracks. Such is the nature of working across many times zones.

Oct 20, 2017 at 9:47 PM
I can’t believe I have a business meeting at 10 PM. Legitimate one, before you guys start making wisecracks. Such is the nature of working across many times zones.
~ from Facebook

A have FIVE Costco sized bags of candy and I’m still worried I’ll run out. Halloween gets crazy at my house...

at 2:47 PM
A have FIVE Costco sized bags of candy and I’m still worried I’ll run out. Halloween gets crazy at my house...
~ from Facebook

So much (important!) discussion of icky subjects. Can I talk about unicorns, rainbows, and ponies for a little while? I was obsessed with puffy stickers as a girl. Which meant lots of sparkly sticky stickers of ponies, unicorns and rainbows all over my room, because that was what was available, mostly so I could poke them and feel the squish. It made some people think I was girly, because of the subject matter. Which meant I got unicorn and pony related stuff that I wasn’t attached to. My favorite doll was actually a stuffed animal shark puppet. I loved her. She was given Raggedy Anne’s hat and forced to wear it until I snuggled it off. The truth is I wasn’t into girly things or unicorns or sparkles. I just liked puffy stickers. Oh, that and scratch and sniff. I miss scratch and sniff stickers of bananas that never smelled like bananas, but like some exotic (probably brain-injury inducing with prolonged exposure) chemical that I just adored rubbing and smelling while I was supposed to be napping. I can actually smell it again when I think about them.

at 1:07 PM
So much (important!) discussion of icky subjects. Can I talk about unicorns, rainbows, and ponies for a little while? I was obsessed with puffy stickers as a girl. Which meant lots of sparkly sticky stickers of ponies, unicorns and rainbows all over my room, because that was what was available, mostly so I could poke them and feel the squish. It made some people think I was girly, because of the subject matter. Which meant I got unicorn and pony related stuff that I wasn’t attached to. My favorite doll was actually a stuffed animal shark puppet. I loved her. She was given Raggedy Anne’s hat and forced to wear it until I snuggled it off. The truth is I wasn’t into girly things or unicorns or sparkles. I just liked puffy stickers. Oh, that and scratch and sniff. I miss scratch and sniff stickers of bananas that never smelled like bananas, but like some exotic (probably brain-injury inducing with prolonged exposure) chemical that I just adored rubbing and smelling while I was supposed to be napping. I can actually smell it again when I think about them.
~ from Facebook

In America, we stopped teaching logic and rhetoric as subjects about 100 years ago. We stopped teaching civics 40 years ago. We stopped teaching debate in many schools 20 years ago. And anyone wonders why politics have devolved into lies, slander and hate?

Oct 19, 2017 at 5:19 PM
In America, we stopped teaching logic and rhetoric as subjects about 100 years ago. We stopped teaching civics 40 years ago. We stopped teaching debate in many schools 20 years ago. And anyone wonders why politics have devolved into lies, slander and hate?
~ from Facebook

I'm either seeing an uptick in how many people think "artful" means "artistic" or I'm seeing a surge in the use of the rarer second definition of 'skilled, expert'. Strangely, it is proving very hard to tell which I'm looking at. The uncertainty inherent in that has generated a mixed bag of emotions. I don't know whether to smile and nod or roll my eyes.

Oct 18, 2017 at 3:11 PM
I'm either seeing an uptick in how many people think "artful" means "artistic" or I'm seeing a surge in the use of the rarer second definition of 'skilled, expert'. Strangely, it is proving very hard to tell which I'm looking at. The uncertainty inherent in that has generated a mixed bag of emotions. I don't know whether to smile and nod or roll my eyes.
~ from Facebook

Crap, I have to move my birthday party. Ugh.

Oct 16, 2017 at 2:46 PM
Crap, I have to move my birthday party. Ugh.
~ from Facebook

I was just sending out my birthday party invites, I'm sure I missed a few of you because I've lost touch or forgotten, but it amazed me how many people that I love that are scattered to the winds... so many close friends I could not invite because they're in foreign lands, or Seattle, Portland, LA, and New York. The majority, really.

at 1:11 PM
I was just sending out my birthday party invites, I'm sure I missed a few of you because I've lost touch or forgotten, but it amazed me how many people that I love that are scattered to the winds... so many close friends I could not invite because they're in foreign lands, or Seattle, Portland, LA, and New York. The majority, really.
~ from Facebook

Good morning on another beautiful day!

at 8:53 AM
Good morning on another beautiful day!
~ from Facebook

If someone built a haunted house where the background noise was the screeching of brakes, I'd be a nervous wreck by the end. It is the only common noise that makes me freeze in place. I think it is the scariest noise to me, with a sense of looming danger. Every time I hear it, I silently pray for no crunch. Statistically it makes a great deal more sense to fear it than the sound of great cats or chainsaws or the other Halloween noises.

Oct 15, 2017 at 11:35 AM
If someone built a haunted house where the background noise was the screeching of brakes, I'd be a nervous wreck by the end. It is the only common noise that makes me freeze in place. I think it is the scariest noise to me, with a sense of looming danger. Every time I hear it, I silently pray for no crunch. Statistically it makes a great deal more sense to fear it than the sound of great cats or chainsaws or the other Halloween noises.
~ from Facebook
Oct 14, 2017 at 12:13 PM

~ from Facebook

My daughter has come home to dress a little "murdery" for Friday the 13th. Definitely my kid.

Oct 13, 2017 at 1:04 PM
My daughter has come home to dress a little "murdery" for Friday the 13th. Definitely my kid.
~ from Facebook

Tomorrow's Friday the 13th of October. Go do something spooky or creepy tomorrow. Maybe I'll go chop something up with an axe in the front yard while wearing a white dress or something. Any ideas from y'all how best to be spookreepy tomorrow?

Oct 12, 2017 at 5:04 PM
Tomorrow's Friday the 13th of October. Go do something spooky or creepy tomorrow. Maybe I'll go chop something up with an axe in the front yard while wearing a white dress or something. Any ideas from y'all how best to be spookreepy tomorrow?
~ from Facebook

Is it legal to motorcycle barefoot? The guy was wearing a helmet and all the necessary padding, but no shoes.

at 8:06 AM
Is it legal to motorcycle barefoot? The guy was wearing a helmet and all the necessary padding, but no shoes.
~ from Facebook

Post your pet peeve (as a GIF if you're on mobile).

Oct 11, 2017 at 5:01 PM
Post your pet peeve (as a GIF if you're on mobile).
~ from Facebook

TBONTB, that is the acronym.

Oct 10, 2017 at 1:31 PM
TBONTB, that is the acronym.
~ from Facebook

I out-pied myself. This one's pretty durn good.

Oct 8, 2017 at 4:24 AM
I out-pied myself. This one's pretty durn good.
~ from Facebook

Noice!

Oct 7, 2017 at 8:43 PM
Noice!
~ from Facebook

I recognize that not everyone will like me or treat me well, and try not to assume the few who detest me are batshit crazy. But, so often, life proves to me that I'm being unnecessarily benevolent in my assumptions. So, hey, just be glad we are friends, because the long term statistical data on my enemies? Not looking so good.

Oct 6, 2017 at 6:36 PM
I recognize that not everyone will like me or treat me well, and try not to assume the few who detest me are batshit crazy. But, so often, life proves to me that I'm being unnecessarily benevolent in my assumptions. So, hey, just be glad we are friends, because the long term statistical data on my enemies? Not looking so good.
~ from Facebook

For someone who writes terrifying stories sometimes, you'd think I'd have watched any of the most famous horror movies but I have not. I loved Hitchcock everything, and the original Addams Family comics (not the show), and Steven King, and bleak scifi books and the original Diabolique and shows like the Tales from the Crypt, Twilight Zone and Vincent Price's show while growing up. But I didn't enjoy watching slasher horror. Nor do I now. Haven't seen Halloween or Elm Street or pretty much any of the franchises. Not my thing.

at 4:09 AM
For someone who writes terrifying stories sometimes, you'd think I'd have watched any of the most famous horror movies but I have not. I loved Hitchcock everything, and the original Addams Family comics (not the show), and Steven King, and bleak scifi books and the original Diabolique and shows like the Tales from the Crypt, Twilight Zone and Vincent Price's show while growing up. But I didn't enjoy watching slasher horror. Nor do I now. Haven't seen Halloween or Elm Street or pretty much any of the franchises. Not my thing.
~ from Facebook

I gave my trampoline to my neighbor, who presumably thinks I'm being benevolent, but mostly I'm solving a liability problem caused by her children constantly jumping on it.

Oct 4, 2017 at 6:38 PM
I gave my trampoline to my neighbor, who presumably thinks I'm being benevolent, but mostly I'm solving a liability problem caused by her children constantly jumping on it.
~ from Facebook

Hokey, but true ๐Ÿ™‚

at 12:26 PM
Hokey, but true ๐Ÿ™‚
~ from Facebook

Every time I share a quiz I aced, it's my equivalent to a shameless repeat selfie. I'm as egotistical about my quiz results as some are about their bikini bodies. I apologize in advance for my next shamelessly aced quiz.

Oct 3, 2017 at 10:06 AM
Every time I share a quiz I aced, it's my equivalent to a shameless repeat selfie. I'm as egotistical about my quiz results as some are about their bikini bodies. I apologize in advance for my next shamelessly aced quiz.
~ from Facebook

Today I abstain. Call it a "mental health day" if you must. I don't think it's healthy to enter the echo chamber of social media when there is so much grief and pain reverberating within. Dollars to donuts you'd be better off shutting off the social media, the news, and taking a contemplative walk to process this news, or perhaps calling one close friend to help them talk it out. It would do us all more good.

Oct 2, 2017 at 9:16 AM
Today I abstain. Call it a "mental health day" if you must. I don't think it's healthy to enter the echo chamber of social media when there is so much grief and pain reverberating within. Dollars to donuts you'd be better off shutting off the social media, the news, and taking a contemplative walk to process this news, or perhaps calling one close friend to help them talk it out. It would do us all more good.
~ from Facebook

Cathartic is: killing off an ex in a story about an author discovering that she has the power to actually kill people by writing a story... To mitigate how good this felt: I also killed the first-person primary character off by making the author a bad guy.

Oct 1, 2017 at 5:28 PM
Cathartic is: killing off an ex in a story about an author discovering that she has the power to actually kill people by writing a story... To mitigate how good this felt: I also killed the first-person primary character off by making the author a bad guy.
~ from Facebook

Stop making Puerto Rico political. That can ONLY serve to slow down aid.

at 9:51 AM
Stop making Puerto Rico political. That can ONLY serve to slow down aid.
~ from Facebook

The next time someone hands you a dire problem on Facebook, hand that sucker back. Say "what can you (or I) personally do to effectively combat or improve that dire situation?" Otherwise, you're letting your friend become just another town crier hollering out bad news or worries without a plan of action, without a solution proposed. When Facebook becomes an echo chamber of problems on top of problems, every day another thirty loud voices yelling about one or two problems (suddenly amplified to feel insurmountable), you lose the big picture. When your worldview loses its macro focus, your interest can wane and your optimism can wither on the vine. How are you supposed to change conditions and improve the outcome if you can't even see the true shape of the problem? And pointing out ways to effectively correct problems gives hope and action to otherwise bleak outcomes. A micro-fix implemented locally by thousands upon thousands can become a macro-resolution.

Sep 26, 2017 at 9:55 AM
The next time someone hands you a dire problem on Facebook, hand that sucker back. Say "what can you (or I) personally do to effectively combat or improve that dire situation?" Otherwise, you're letting your friend become just another town crier hollering out bad news or worries without a plan of action, without a solution proposed. When Facebook becomes an echo chamber of problems on top of problems, every day another thirty loud voices yelling about one or two problems (suddenly amplified to feel insurmountable), you lose the big picture. When your worldview loses its macro focus, your interest can wane and your optimism can wither on the vine. How are you supposed to change conditions and improve the outcome if you can't even see the true shape of the problem? And pointing out ways to effectively correct problems gives hope and action to otherwise bleak outcomes. A micro-fix implemented locally by thousands upon thousands can become a macro-resolution.
~ from Facebook

I was just asked to go back to Texas for a few days to help finish off another town's project. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Sep 25, 2017 at 12:18 AM
I was just asked to go back to Texas for a few days to help finish off another town's project. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
~ from Facebook

I need six custom bobble heads. Where do I get these? (From somebody who knows what the hell they're doing... )

Sep 24, 2017 at 1:38 PM
I need six custom bobble heads. Where do I get these? (From somebody who knows what the hell they're doing... )
~ from Facebook

Halloween costume ideas for myself? Go!

at 10:30 AM
Halloween costume ideas for myself? Go!
~ from Facebook

I've decided I want an upholstered headboard bed with storage under. Does anyone recommend a place to get that from where it won't be either expensive or made of cruddy materials?

Sep 23, 2017 at 11:25 PM
I've decided I want an upholstered headboard bed with storage under. Does anyone recommend a place to get that from where it won't be either expensive or made of cruddy materials?
~ from Facebook

I've just decided Halloween couldn't come at a more apropos time this year. I look forward to it even though there will be thousands of creepy clowns this year.

at 9:33 PM
I've just decided Halloween couldn't come at a more apropos time this year. I look forward to it even though there will be thousands of creepy clowns this year.
~ from Facebook

On this international day of peace, my mind returns to the fact that the constructs of society fall away during moments of trial. I worked alongside five religious groups and every conceivable race while working disaster response. We bonded, became thick as thieves, a second family, helping everyone regardless of creed, race, religion. We transformed the lives of total strangers. We prayed, conversed, lugged and hugged without any of the usual contraptions of societal barrier. My wish for the world is that it were normal and every day for this to occur. I wish that it could be so without the cataclysmic acts of God having to occur first.

Sep 21, 2017 at 10:16 PM
On this international day of peace, my mind returns to the fact that the constructs of society fall away during moments of trial. I worked alongside five religious groups and every conceivable race while working disaster response. We bonded, became thick as thieves, a second family, helping everyone regardless of creed, race, religion. We transformed the lives of total strangers. We prayed, conversed, lugged and hugged without any of the usual contraptions of societal barrier. My wish for the world is that it were normal and every day for this to occur. I wish that it could be so without the cataclysmic acts of God having to occur first.
~ from Facebook

Much ado about everything.

at 3:23 PM
Much ado about everything.
~ from Facebook

I'm still psychically connected to my peeps from Houston, as in texting simultaneously. Hope all goes well finishing up there!

Sep 18, 2017 at 12:24 AM
I'm still psychically connected to my peeps from Houston, as in texting simultaneously. Hope all goes well finishing up there!
~ from Facebook

I'm going to be airborne tomorrow! Can't wait to hug my children.

Sep 16, 2017 at 9:33 PM
I'm going to be airborne tomorrow! Can't wait to hug my children.
~ from Facebook

A big thank you to Shelley Jaffe for trying to go by and check on my house. Same to the girls for helping take care of it while I'm still in Texas. I'll be home soon! Just in time to fill out my OWN FEMA paperwork... oy. All I have to say about that is OY.

Sep 15, 2017 at 9:24 PM
A big thank you to Shelley Jaffe for trying to go by and check on my house. Same to the girls for helping take care of it while I'm still in Texas. I'll be home soon! Just in time to fill out my OWN FEMA paperwork... oy. All I have to say about that is OY.
~ from Facebook

Hey guys! Please come volunteer for Harvey disaster response! DM me if you want to get involved.

at 2:43 PM
Hey guys! Please come volunteer for Harvey disaster response! DM me if you want to get involved.
~ from Facebook

I miss my kiddos so much these days.

Sep 14, 2017 at 11:25 PM
I miss my kiddos so much these days.
~ from Facebook

I have heard from Steve Starks that all the girls are safe, he's safe, and now the worst of the storm is passing.

Sep 11, 2017 at 3:13 AM
I have heard from Steve Starks that all the girls are safe, he's safe, and now the worst of the storm is passing.
~ from Facebook
at 3:12 AM

~ from Facebook

The irony of being away doing disaster response for hurricane Harvey while hurricane Irma hits my house is not lost on me. What gods have I angered?

Sep 10, 2017 at 2:26 AM
The irony of being away doing disaster response for hurricane Harvey while hurricane Irma hits my house is not lost on me. What gods have I angered?
~ from Facebook

Who do I know in Houston who would be willing to help me rent a vehicle? Twenty five and has a CC.

Sep 7, 2017 at 1:18 PM
Who do I know in Houston who would be willing to help me rent a vehicle? Twenty five and has a CC.
~ from Facebook

Your guys' thoughts on whether I need to go back home? Does Irma look like she will hit Tampa Bay hard right now?

Sep 6, 2017 at 8:40 AM
Your guys' thoughts on whether I need to go back home? Does Irma look like she will hit Tampa Bay hard right now?
~ from Facebook

Papa Johns in Houston is delivering all of us distaster response volunteers 20 pizzas! How cool is that ๐Ÿ™‚

Sep 5, 2017 at 6:05 PM
Papa Johns in Houston is delivering all of us distaster response volunteers 20 pizzas! How cool is that ๐Ÿ™‚
~ from Facebook

Lord help me, they put me in charge. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Sep 4, 2017 at 6:29 PM
Lord help me, they put me in charge. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
~ from Facebook

Autocorrect needs to learn Yiddish. Oy vey izmir is not "oh vet scheme". Verklempt is not "Veldt lemon". Meshugenah is not "mesh utensils". That is all.

Sep 2, 2017 at 12:23 AM
Autocorrect needs to learn Yiddish. Oy vey izmir is not "oh vet scheme". Verklempt is not "Veldt lemon". Meshugenah is not "mesh utensils". That is all.
~ from Facebook

I texted my sister and she did not answer within 30 seconds. She must be on an airplane.

Aug 30, 2017 at 3:30 PM
I texted my sister and she did not answer within 30 seconds. She must be on an airplane.
~ from Facebook

I almost just made the "arms tired" joke to someone on an airplane. But I don't know them well enough to make stupid jokes yet.

Aug 29, 2017 at 12:50 PM
I almost just made the "arms tired" joke to someone on an airplane. But I don't know them well enough to make stupid jokes yet.
~ from Facebook

Cant spoil. Must. Spoil. Argh!

Aug 27, 2017 at 11:14 PM
Cant spoil. Must. Spoil. Argh!
~ from Facebook

My darling man and I had our first conversation four years ago today. It was almost two more years before we fell in love. But it feels like he's been there for me, been MY rock, for far longer. It's wild to me that he's not part of older memories.

at 8:40 PM
My darling man and I had our first conversation four years ago today. It was almost two more years before we fell in love. But it feels like he's been there for me, been MY rock, for far longer. It's wild to me that he's not part of older memories.
~ from Facebook

Women's dressers are nowhere near the size they would have to be to house all of our clothing.

at 10:10 AM
Women's dressers are nowhere near the size they would have to be to house all of our clothing.
~ from Facebook

OK, ladies, so I know there are worse things going on the world, but I've lost two of my favorite pairs of pants and wanted to vent. First, my favorite pair of jeans went missing. Poof, gone. Second, the comfortable, slimming comfort-me corduroy pants I've been wearing on and off for 20 years died by getting a rip in a place that can't be fixed.

at 9:59 AM
OK, ladies, so I know there are worse things going on the world, but I've lost two of my favorite pairs of pants and wanted to vent. First, my favorite pair of jeans went missing. Poof, gone. Second, the comfortable, slimming comfort-me corduroy pants I've been wearing on and off for 20 years died by getting a rip in a place that can't be fixed.
~ from Facebook
at 9:21 AM

~ from Facebook

25 random facts about yourself that may surprise people: 1. Do you make your bed every morning? About twice a week. 2. What's your favorite number? 13 3. What's your dream job? Author. Archeologist/anthropologist. Or architect. I love to do thinking man's jobs. 4. If you could, would you go back to high school? Probably. I'd be the HBIC in no time. 5. Can you parallel park in under three moves? In my own way. 6. A job you had which people would be shocked to know you once had? Housekeeping in a hotel. For a few days. I felt like I was wasting my talents. 7. Do you think aliens are real? It's the height of hubris to believe we are alone in the universe. Like heliocentrism, the math just doesn't support the idea of life existing only here. 8. Can you drive a stick shift? Very, very badly. 9. Guilty TV pleasure? John Oliver. 10. Tattoos? Not a one. I would detest it in a week if I did. 11. If the world ends do you want to be one of the survivors? Of course. I'd be an asset, too. 12. Sweet or salty? If I must choose, then salt. 13. Do you enjoy soaking in a nice hot bath? What the hell kind of question is that? Does anyone ever hate baths? I'd live in the bathtub if my skin was just a touch more hydrophobic. 14. Do you consider yourself a strong person? Not really, but the people who lean on me do. I think you compare yourself harshly to your idols. Its something I work at, being strong for those who need me. 15. Things people do that drives you insane? Hem and haw over obvious choices. 16. Do you have any birthmarks? No, but lifelong scars count to me. 17. Favorite childhood game? Hopscotch. 18. Do you talk to yourself? When I'm problem solving I find it helps to vocalize my thoughts, but I never fool myself into thinking I'm conversing with myself. 19. Do you like doing puzzles? Very much. 20. Music genre? Classical, alt rock, dozens more. 21. Tea or coffee? Both, coffee when others are around. Tea when solitary. 22. First thing you remember wanting to be when you grew up? Architect and engineer. 23. Beach or mountains? Mountains. But I live in a beach town, so... 24. Sunrise or sunset? Sunrises are secret. No one else is around, and I can wrap myself in the illusion that I alone have witnessed their splendor. Sunsets are typically a social event, with others around, but are more visually splendid. I like each for different reasons. 25. Favorite season? Spring. Copy and paste.

Aug 26, 2017 at 11:39 PM
25 random facts about yourself that may surprise people: 1. Do you make your bed every morning? About twice a week. 2. What's your favorite number? 13 3. What's your dream job? Author. Archeologist/anthropologist. Or architect. I love to do thinking man's jobs. 4. If you could, would you go back to high school? Probably. I'd be the HBIC in no time. 5. Can you parallel park in under three moves? In my own way. 6. A job you had which people would be shocked to know you once had? Housekeeping in a hotel. For a few days. I felt like I was wasting my talents. 7. Do you think aliens are real? It's the height of hubris to believe we are alone in the universe. Like heliocentrism, the math just doesn't support the idea of life existing only here. 8. Can you drive a stick shift? Very, very badly. 9. Guilty TV pleasure? John Oliver. 10. Tattoos? Not a one. I would detest it in a week if I did. 11. If the world ends do you want to be one of the survivors? Of course. I'd be an asset, too. 12. Sweet or salty? If I must choose, then salt. 13. Do you enjoy soaking in a nice hot bath? What the hell kind of question is that? Does anyone ever hate baths? I'd live in the bathtub if my skin was just a touch more hydrophobic. 14. Do you consider yourself a strong person? Not really, but the people who lean on me do. I think you compare yourself harshly to your idols. Its something I work at, being strong for those who need me. 15. Things people do that drives you insane? Hem and haw over obvious choices. 16. Do you have any birthmarks? No, but lifelong scars count to me. 17. Favorite childhood game? Hopscotch. 18. Do you talk to yourself? When I'm problem solving I find it helps to vocalize my thoughts, but I never fool myself into thinking I'm conversing with myself. 19. Do you like doing puzzles? Very much. 20. Music genre? Classical, alt rock, dozens more. 21. Tea or coffee? Both, coffee when others are around. Tea when solitary. 22. First thing you remember wanting to be when you grew up? Architect and engineer. 23. Beach or mountains? Mountains. But I live in a beach town, so... 24. Sunrise or sunset? Sunrises are secret. No one else is around, and I can wrap myself in the illusion that I alone have witnessed their splendor. Sunsets are typically a social event, with others around, but are more visually splendid. I like each for different reasons. 25. Favorite season? Spring. Copy and paste.
~ from Facebook

Mandy wants ravioli and I needed to intercede, so we are making authentic Italian the right way, while 'Connie Francis sings Italian Favorites' is playing on the record player.

at 8:58 PM
Mandy wants ravioli and I needed to intercede, so we are making authentic Italian the right way, while 'Connie Francis sings Italian Favorites' is playing on the record player.
~ from Facebook

A marvelous bit of writing tonight.

at 2:14 AM
A marvelous bit of writing tonight.
~ from Facebook

Those of you who do not watch Game of Thrones, I have a question for you: is your feed as full of articles about Game of Thrones as mine is?

Aug 25, 2017 at 11:41 PM
Those of you who do not watch Game of Thrones, I have a question for you: is your feed as full of articles about Game of Thrones as mine is?
~ from Facebook

I need a pallet. Anyone know where to get one?

Aug 23, 2017 at 10:10 AM
I need a pallet. Anyone know where to get one?
~ from Facebook

Think how big the Game of Thrones chatroom would be if AOL were still a thing.

Aug 22, 2017 at 6:40 PM
Think how big the Game of Thrones chatroom would be if AOL were still a thing.
~ from Facebook

Today has shown me three crepuscules. I've never had that happen before.

Aug 21, 2017 at 8:25 PM
Today has shown me three crepuscules. I've never had that happen before.
~ from Facebook

True southern BBQ as only the Deep South can do it.

at 5:11 PM
True southern BBQ as only the Deep South can do it.
~ from Facebook

I have never seen anything as beautiful in my life. The camera absolutely could not capture the azure sky with stars. The diamond studded crown or rainbow light during the totality... it was amazing.

at 3:35 PM
I have never seen anything as beautiful in my life. The camera absolutely could not capture the azure sky with stars. The diamond studded crown or rainbow light during the totality... it was amazing.
~ from Facebook

The twins finally found the eclipse glasses I bought them in January! Last minute, but since they're totally unavailable now, I'm quite relieved.

Aug 20, 2017 at 8:19 PM
The twins finally found the eclipse glasses I bought them in January! Last minute, but since they're totally unavailable now, I'm quite relieved.
~ from Facebook

I have a friend who posted a photo in support of how much Trump is accomplishing. About 50 people liked it and there are dozens of supportive comments. I'm lost. I'm the lone voice of "wtf" on that chain. What are these people so proud of him for accomplishing? I can't get a straight answer, when I ask.

at 1:13 PM
I have a friend who posted a photo in support of how much Trump is accomplishing. About 50 people liked it and there are dozens of supportive comments. I'm lost. I'm the lone voice of "wtf" on that chain. What are these people so proud of him for accomplishing? I can't get a straight answer, when I ask.
~ from Facebook

Watching some of my favorite male people bond over tech and dominoes.

Aug 18, 2017 at 11:09 PM
Watching some of my favorite male people bond over tech and dominoes.
~ from Facebook

Cicadas are a lot quieter now than they were earlier. Is it because of the power outage? Time of night? Not sure.

at 12:17 AM
Cicadas are a lot quieter now than they were earlier. Is it because of the power outage? Time of night? Not sure.
~ from Facebook

Don't pay, don't look, just wait patiently for the channel to release the episodes. BE LIKE NED. Do the honorable thing. #gameofthrones #hbohack #hboleak #theepisodeiscoming #eastwatchiscoming #winterishere

Aug 11, 2017 at 5:05 PM
Don't pay, don't look, just wait patiently for the channel to release the episodes. BE LIKE NED. Do the honorable thing. #gameofthrones #hbohack #hboleak #theepisodeiscoming #eastwatchiscoming #winterishere
~ from Facebook

When my children were born, I was in rather extreme poverty. But, I had befriended Lisa while I taught her youngest kids. I'd sung at her second wedding, and I'd adored her, such a great mom. Most organized person I'd ever met. And never a hair out of place. Always with a smile. I could go on. When my kids were born, it took me three weeks to get out of bed. Rough c-section. I wasn't asking anyone for help, but somehow Lisa knew (having four kids gave her special insight) that I'd need meals. She brought over three weeks worth of prepared meals, perfectly labels and placed into segmented Tupperware, of course, which got tucked into the freezer and eaten one at a time, when there was literally nothing else in my larder. She saved my butt, even if she didn't know it. She's one of the best moms, I looked up to her, she influenced how I raised my own daughters. She will be missed.

at 3:53 PM
When my children were born, I was in rather extreme poverty. But, I had befriended Lisa while I taught her youngest kids. I'd sung at her second wedding, and I'd adored her, such a great mom. Most organized person I'd ever met. And never a hair out of place. Always with a smile. I could go on. When my kids were born, it took me three weeks to get out of bed. Rough c-section. I wasn't asking anyone for help, but somehow Lisa knew (having four kids gave her special insight) that I'd need meals. She brought over three weeks worth of prepared meals, perfectly labels and placed into segmented Tupperware, of course, which got tucked into the freezer and eaten one at a time, when there was literally nothing else in my larder. She saved my butt, even if she didn't know it. She's one of the best moms, I looked up to her, she influenced how I raised my own daughters. She will be missed.
~ from Facebook

I tried to use clock-based directional coordination with my mom, told her I was on her three after we got separated in traffic but I caught up with her at a red light. And... shouldn't have been surprised the French Literature degree didn't teach her to know any military lingo.

Aug 9, 2017 at 11:22 AM
I tried to use clock-based directional coordination with my mom, told her I was on her three after we got separated in traffic but I caught up with her at a red light. And... shouldn't have been surprised the French Literature degree didn't teach her to know any military lingo.
~ from Facebook

"Normal is just another word for lifeless." ~Shah Rukh Khan

Aug 7, 2017 at 10:35 PM
"Normal is just another word for lifeless." ~Shah Rukh Khan
~ from Facebook

I'll thank YouTube to stop showing me unsolicited footage from a killer clown horror movie before every video I try to watch. It's like they want me to pay them money to stop showing ads... You'd *almost* think.

at 4:16 PM
I'll thank YouTube to stop showing me unsolicited footage from a killer clown horror movie before every video I try to watch. It's like they want me to pay them money to stop showing ads... You'd *almost* think.
~ from Facebook

Just missing my man today.

at 2:35 PM
Just missing my man today.
~ from Facebook

GOT fans, spoiler alert and question in comments..................

Aug 6, 2017 at 9:38 PM
GOT fans, spoiler alert and question in comments..................
~ from Facebook

I suck at using Snapchat. I keep accidentally swiping away or not being able to watch or almost posting a pic of my feet. It's humiliating.

at 9:20 PM
I suck at using Snapchat. I keep accidentally swiping away or not being able to watch or almost posting a pic of my feet. It's humiliating.
~ from Facebook

The trouble with being a grown-up is that I should've figured out by now that eating a bowl full of only my favorite part of the salad does not a salad make. #ArtichokeHeartsAreYummy

at 7:01 PM
The trouble with being a grown-up is that I should've figured out by now that eating a bowl full of only my favorite part of the salad does not a salad make. #ArtichokeHeartsAreYummy
~ from Facebook

Erika says I'm obviously royalty, and I really should have a mansion. I like it. Make it so, Jeeves.

at 12:00 PM
Erika says I'm obviously royalty, and I really should have a mansion. I like it. Make it so, Jeeves.
~ from Facebook

Is "ladies first" not still a thing? I've had two men smack into me in doorways today.

Aug 5, 2017 at 10:18 AM
Is "ladies first" not still a thing? I've had two men smack into me in doorways today.
~ from Facebook

I found a very sharp, very large shard of broken glass in my bed. Weird. Cats? Random strangers in my bed giving too-hearty toasts? Murderous ghost? What the heck.

at 12:58 AM
I found a very sharp, very large shard of broken glass in my bed. Weird. Cats? Random strangers in my bed giving too-hearty toasts? Murderous ghost? What the heck.
~ from Facebook

Love is wonderful and I'm glad I have so much of it in my life.

Aug 4, 2017 at 11:35 PM
Love is wonderful and I'm glad I have so much of it in my life.
~ from Facebook

For those of you thinking of watching the upcoming LEAKED Game of Thrones episodes: you will get a virus at the very least. There will not be a single location where you can download this that you're not putting some bot, virus or trojan or some horrid background software into your computer. Don't do it, you risk destroying your machine, turning your device into an unethical bot for the dark web, or getting ransomware, or or or. It's totally not worth it, save yourself from your own lack of patience. And that's entirely independent of the fact that you would be depriving HBO of the remuneration that they richly deserve for this beautifully put together show, while rewarding those who hack and steal and leak.

at 3:34 PM
For those of you thinking of watching the upcoming LEAKED Game of Thrones episodes: you will get a virus at the very least. There will not be a single location where you can download this that you're not putting some bot, virus or trojan or some horrid background software into your computer. Don't do it, you risk destroying your machine, turning your device into an unethical bot for the dark web, or getting ransomware, or or or. It's totally not worth it, save yourself from your own lack of patience. And that's entirely independent of the fact that you would be depriving HBO of the remuneration that they richly deserve for this beautifully put together show, while rewarding those who hack and steal and leak.
~ from Facebook

Fave podcasts: "Stuff You Should Know", "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me", and "Harry Potter and the Sacred Text".

Aug 2, 2017 at 8:58 PM
Fave podcasts: "Stuff You Should Know", "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me", and "Harry Potter and the Sacred Text".
~ from Facebook

Game of Thrones spoiler. My thoughts on the first three episodes of season seven are in notes.

at 6:18 PM
Game of Thrones spoiler. My thoughts on the first three episodes of season seven are in notes.
~ from Facebook

Grown children are strange things. I miss when they were tiny. When they wore Powerpuff Girls costumes to bed, asked a billion questions that made me rethink the universe and wanted star-shaped sandwiches to go with their starfruit slices. But then again, it's nice not to have so much peanut butter in my hair, to be able to fully relax without listening for that eerie quiet that meant trouble, to be able to have real glass in the house, and not to have seventy thousand activities to drive them around to. So, I guess it's a mixed bag.

at 2:12 PM
Grown children are strange things. I miss when they were tiny. When they wore Powerpuff Girls costumes to bed, asked a billion questions that made me rethink the universe and wanted star-shaped sandwiches to go with their starfruit slices. But then again, it's nice not to have so much peanut butter in my hair, to be able to fully relax without listening for that eerie quiet that meant trouble, to be able to have real glass in the house, and not to have seventy thousand activities to drive them around to. So, I guess it's a mixed bag.
~ from Facebook

Em and Des forever!

at 9:22 AM
Em and Des forever!
~ from Facebook

United Airlines let me buy sushi with points. Flying home through Newark was waaaay better than flying in. This time, I got a renovated terminal with shops and everything.

at 12:38 AM
United Airlines let me buy sushi with points. Flying home through Newark was waaaay better than flying in. This time, I got a renovated terminal with shops and everything.
~ from Facebook

Breaking news: the shuttle to terminal A at Tampa airport is stuck halfway on the tracks.

Aug 1, 2017 at 12:19 AM
Breaking news: the shuttle to terminal A at Tampa airport is stuck halfway on the tracks.
~ from Facebook

Considering how basic my ticket is, I'm expecting to be in boarding group ten, and seated just underneath a jump seat by the rear bathroom.

Jul 31, 2017 at 8:35 PM
Considering how basic my ticket is, I'm expecting to be in boarding group ten, and seated just underneath a jump seat by the rear bathroom.
~ from Facebook

I will not be watching the emoji movie, and I will consider all references to it in social media to be attempts at psychological torture.

Jul 29, 2017 at 10:37 PM
I will not be watching the emoji movie, and I will consider all references to it in social media to be attempts at psychological torture.
~ from Facebook

Anyone who didn't like Valerian needs to grow fresh eyes.

at 10:20 PM
Anyone who didn't like Valerian needs to grow fresh eyes.
~ from Facebook

If it weren't for Shakespeare, how much poorer would our language be? If it weren't for the Dutch masters would our paintings still be so rich? I can't help but wonder where the great inspirations for tomorrow's artists are now... who is currently inspiring us?

at 12:30 PM
If it weren't for Shakespeare, how much poorer would our language be? If it weren't for the Dutch masters would our paintings still be so rich? I can't help but wonder where the great inspirations for tomorrow's artists are now... who is currently inspiring us?
~ from Facebook

OK, where do those of you who are female with ample chests buy your bras? Why? Is there hope of a comfortable, supportive yet not-butt-ugly bra? (No piping in, peanut gallery.) And if you say VS, imma reach through my screen and smack you.

Jul 28, 2017 at 9:09 PM
OK, where do those of you who are female with ample chests buy your bras? Why? Is there hope of a comfortable, supportive yet not-butt-ugly bra? (No piping in, peanut gallery.) And if you say VS, imma reach through my screen and smack you.
~ from Facebook

Walked over to the freezer hoping for ice cream, found only gluten-free spinach patties. My freezer has failed me again.

at 6:49 PM
Walked over to the freezer hoping for ice cream, found only gluten-free spinach patties. My freezer has failed me again.
~ from Facebook

In my house, I'm the person people bring jars over to in order to be opened. In case you've dinged your pride and want jar-lid self sufficiency, here's what I've learned. Pressure goes inward, not downward. Tap hard with the back of a butter knife three times first in different spots on the edges of the lid right where it meets the glass, with the intent of denying the lid some but not chipping the glass... and maybe run it under a warm tap if it's got something sticking up the threads. Truly obstinate ones sometimes need a rubber band wrapped exceedingly tightly to help with both grip and pressure.

at 2:37 PM
In my house, I'm the person people bring jars over to in order to be opened. In case you've dinged your pride and want jar-lid self sufficiency, here's what I've learned. Pressure goes inward, not downward. Tap hard with the back of a butter knife three times first in different spots on the edges of the lid right where it meets the glass, with the intent of denying the lid some but not chipping the glass... and maybe run it under a warm tap if it's got something sticking up the threads. Truly obstinate ones sometimes need a rubber band wrapped exceedingly tightly to help with both grip and pressure.
~ from Facebook

I just changed up my privacy settings, I think. If you suddenly lose access to older posts of mine, it's not a sign that I'm mad at you, it's just a privacy thing.

Jul 25, 2017 at 4:24 PM
I just changed up my privacy settings, I think. If you suddenly lose access to older posts of mine, it's not a sign that I'm mad at you, it's just a privacy thing.
~ from Facebook

New York City gets better every day I'm here. I am absolutely enthralled.

Jul 24, 2017 at 11:12 PM
New York City gets better every day I'm here. I am absolutely enthralled.
~ from Facebook

I lerv my sister muchly.

at 4:43 PM
I lerv my sister muchly.
~ from Facebook

The first rule of the game of thrones viewing party is that you don't talk about the game of thrones viewing party.

Jul 23, 2017 at 9:08 PM
The first rule of the game of thrones viewing party is that you don't talk about the game of thrones viewing party.
~ from Facebook

Nom nom.

Jul 20, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Nom nom.
~ from Facebook

Social media needs to get better at not suggesting I befriend the chicks my exes have cheated on me with.

at 11:28 AM
Social media needs to get better at not suggesting I befriend the chicks my exes have cheated on me with.
~ from Facebook

Any of my NY friends who want to meet up over the next week, message me, ok? :)

at 10:08 AM
Any of my NY friends who want to meet up over the next week, message me, ok? :)
~ from Facebook

Neeeeed sleeeeeeeep.

Jul 18, 2017 at 7:13 PM
Neeeeed sleeeeeeeep.
~ from Facebook

Name that skyline!

at 5:54 PM
Name that skyline!
~ from Facebook

Do you ever stop to think about how weird it is that the only people who've known you your ENTIRE LIFE are the parents and older siblings. It just struck me as odd that my mom, who has actually known me all forty of my years, still wants to talk to me. ๐Ÿค— Go me!

Jul 17, 2017 at 10:21 PM
Do you ever stop to think about how weird it is that the only people who've known you your ENTIRE LIFE are the parents and older siblings. It just struck me as odd that my mom, who has actually known me all forty of my years, still wants to talk to me. ๐Ÿค— Go me!
~ from Facebook

Have you recently experienced someone doing something selfless for you?

Jul 15, 2017 at 2:47 PM
Have you recently experienced someone doing something selfless for you?
~ from Facebook

Does anyone want to come over to my house this weekend to watch the season seven premiere of game of thrones with me?

Jul 13, 2017 at 10:26 PM
Does anyone want to come over to my house this weekend to watch the season seven premiere of game of thrones with me?
~ from Facebook

On behalf of those of us recovering from the shock and worry caused by seeing "Category Five Hurricane" in a headline, only to find out it's being used to describe the White House mood about Russia, let me thank the administration for their considered and thoughtful use of language yet again.

Jul 12, 2017 at 12:56 AM
On behalf of those of us recovering from the shock and worry caused by seeing "Category Five Hurricane" in a headline, only to find out it's being used to describe the White House mood about Russia, let me thank the administration for their considered and thoughtful use of language yet again.
~ from Facebook

An hour of hot yoga to start the day, I got in the car and had to put the defog on because I steamed it up. I feel like a wet noodle.

Jul 11, 2017 at 7:10 AM
An hour of hot yoga to start the day, I got in the car and had to put the defog on because I steamed it up. I feel like a wet noodle.
~ from Facebook

I have to say guys, silicone goes weird quickly. I had a silicone phone protector, and it only took three months to start looking like it was made out of hardened nicotine/snot flavored jello or something. Just something to consider when you're thinking about getting silicone enhancement of any particular body part.

Jul 10, 2017 at 4:33 PM
I have to say guys, silicone goes weird quickly. I had a silicone phone protector, and it only took three months to start looking like it was made out of hardened nicotine/snot flavored jello or something. Just something to consider when you're thinking about getting silicone enhancement of any particular body part.
~ from Facebook

Guys, that spam about Jadyn Smith? Pleeeeeeeease stop forwarding it. It's BS.

at 11:19 AM
Guys, that spam about Jadyn Smith? Pleeeeeeeease stop forwarding it. It's BS.
~ from Facebook

Being up before dawn is the strange cousin of falling asleep early...

Jul 8, 2017 at 6:24 AM
Being up before dawn is the strange cousin of falling asleep early...
~ from Facebook

Pet peeve: clandestine does not rhyme with Palestine.

Jul 7, 2017 at 9:54 PM
Pet peeve: clandestine does not rhyme with Palestine.
~ from Facebook

Does anyone know where I can find someone who can use the Japanese method to repair a piece of china? The kind of repair where if you're missing a piece it is replaced with gold?

at 5:06 PM
Does anyone know where I can find someone who can use the Japanese method to repair a piece of china? The kind of repair where if you're missing a piece it is replaced with gold?
~ from Facebook

I am reminded by an astronomy podcast that being mundane is more work than being extraordinary. You're a spirit clinging to a molded chunk of stardust. The product of an astronomically unlikely confluence of events. Acting more like you recognize yourself as a reverberation of this supreme and unlikely truth is the only true imperative. I myself am saying this while taking waaay too long to get dressed today, soooooo... yeahhhh.

at 2:12 PM
I am reminded by an astronomy podcast that being mundane is more work than being extraordinary. You're a spirit clinging to a molded chunk of stardust. The product of an astronomically unlikely confluence of events. Acting more like you recognize yourself as a reverberation of this supreme and unlikely truth is the only true imperative. I myself am saying this while taking waaay too long to get dressed today, soooooo... yeahhhh.
~ from Facebook

The only problem with gummy vitamins is that I always get somewhere between two and three thousand percent of the recommended daily allowance when they are around. (Pops another handful of gummy vitamins in her mouth...)

Jul 6, 2017 at 4:47 PM
The only problem with gummy vitamins is that I always get somewhere between two and three thousand percent of the recommended daily allowance when they are around. (Pops another handful of gummy vitamins in her mouth...)
~ from Facebook

We were supposed to have flying cars, self cleaning houses, and teleporters by now. Instead we get iPhones. I'm not really sure why the future isn't what it was supposed to be. Someone somewhere forgot to invent something, or maybe we really are in the Mandela effect world, or maybe those things only would have happened if one particular person hadn't stepped on one particular butterfly. I guess iPhones aren't the worst consolation prize, though.

at 4:37 PM
We were supposed to have flying cars, self cleaning houses, and teleporters by now. Instead we get iPhones. I'm not really sure why the future isn't what it was supposed to be. Someone somewhere forgot to invent something, or maybe we really are in the Mandela effect world, or maybe those things only would have happened if one particular person hadn't stepped on one particular butterfly. I guess iPhones aren't the worst consolation prize, though.
~ from Facebook

I've had three of those hard crystal screen protectors break in a year. Obviously they kept my screensaver, but would I be better off with a plastic one that bends? Would it do a better job without cracking? Or would my screen crack instead? Your thoughts?

at 1:51 PM
I've had three of those hard crystal screen protectors break in a year. Obviously they kept my screensaver, but would I be better off with a plastic one that bends? Would it do a better job without cracking? Or would my screen crack instead? Your thoughts?
~ from Facebook

The 5th of July is not Independence Day. So why are half my neighbors still setting off fireworks? #BecauseWeCan #ThisIsAmerica

Jul 5, 2017 at 10:09 PM
The 5th of July is not Independence Day. So why are half my neighbors still setting off fireworks? #BecauseWeCan #ThisIsAmerica
~ from Facebook

Anyone feel like picking me up from the Tampa airport tonight at about 7:40?

Jul 3, 2017 at 7:23 AM
Anyone feel like picking me up from the Tampa airport tonight at about 7:40?
~ from Facebook

I'm super excited about the following things in order of occurrence: 1. Sleeping in. 2. GAME OF THRONES. 3. Finishing my novel. 4. The total solar eclipse.

Jul 1, 2017 at 12:34 AM
I'm super excited about the following things in order of occurrence: 1. Sleeping in. 2. GAME OF THRONES. 3. Finishing my novel. 4. The total solar eclipse.
~ from Facebook

I cannot mana-mana anymore right now.

Jun 29, 2017 at 7:57 PM
I cannot mana-mana anymore right now.
~ from Facebook

Insuring teenagers who drive costs as much as housing them. Something's seriously up with that.

at 1:40 PM
Insuring teenagers who drive costs as much as housing them. Something's seriously up with that.
~ from Facebook

Vending machine orange juice is the saddest thing this Florida/Cali girl has ever seen. #WhatColorIsThisEven

Jun 28, 2017 at 8:51 AM
Vending machine orange juice is the saddest thing this Florida/Cali girl has ever seen. #WhatColorIsThisEven
~ from Facebook

I'm seriously considering quitting Facebook because EVERY time I log in, I find out I've been added to yet another group or two or three that I don't want to be in, whose updates then flood my feed. Unfollowing or leaving these groups is not easy to do. It's become a big enough pain in the ass, that you're likely to see way less of me as a result. I've quite had it.

Jun 26, 2017 at 10:34 PM
I'm seriously considering quitting Facebook because EVERY time I log in, I find out I've been added to yet another group or two or three that I don't want to be in, whose updates then flood my feed. Unfollowing or leaving these groups is not easy to do. It's become a big enough pain in the ass, that you're likely to see way less of me as a result. I've quite had it.
~ from Facebook

I didn't realize until this afternoon that I had gone five days without anyone mentioning Trump. That's one nice side effect of being in Canada...

Jun 25, 2017 at 5:28 PM
I didn't realize until this afternoon that I had gone five days without anyone mentioning Trump. That's one nice side effect of being in Canada...
~ from Facebook

The Falls

Jun 24, 2017 at 7:21 PM
The Falls
~ from Facebook

So, the weather in Ontario is exactly the same as Florida was four months ago. Everyone here is in shorts and flip flops, acting like 70 is 90.

Jun 23, 2017 at 6:24 PM
So, the weather in Ontario is exactly the same as Florida was four months ago. Everyone here is in shorts and flip flops, acting like 70 is 90.
~ from Facebook

What kind of creature is this?

Jun 22, 2017 at 1:53 PM
What kind of creature is this?
~ from Facebook

Trump creates at least one Canadian job, at a wax museum...

at 12:00 PM
Trump creates at least one Canadian job, at a wax museum...
~ from Facebook

Dear food manufacturers, please stop slapping sugars into everything.

at 11:37 AM
Dear food manufacturers, please stop slapping sugars into everything.
~ from Facebook

After these messages... we'll be right back!

Jun 20, 2017 at 10:50 PM
After these messages... we'll be right back!
~ from Facebook

Some of my friends are having a hard time today, because their fathers or the fathers of their children are absent, troubled, or have passed. To you guys, I send extra love today. You have had to step up and fill shoes too soon in life, and I respect you for it. Love ❤️

Jun 18, 2017 at 6:31 PM
Some of my friends are having a hard time today, because their fathers or the fathers of their children are absent, troubled, or have passed. To you guys, I send extra love today. You have had to step up and fill shoes too soon in life, and I respect you for it. Love ❤️
~ from Facebook

Happy Father's Day, dad! You're much beloved and missed today. I'm glad you're my pa.

at 3:53 AM
Happy Father's Day, dad! You're much beloved and missed today. I'm glad you're my pa.
~ from Facebook

Gustopher the albino anole is still happy living behind my mailbox. Bonus is that very few bugs live on the porch now.

Jun 17, 2017 at 10:15 PM
Gustopher the albino anole is still happy living behind my mailbox. Bonus is that very few bugs live on the porch now.
~ from Facebook

There is so much foot traffic in downtown Clearwater today!

Jun 16, 2017 at 1:03 PM
There is so much foot traffic in downtown Clearwater today!
~ from Facebook

If I could change one thing about this house it would be the size of the useless lawn. It's not fenced or useful but it's large enough to cost me forty dollars or more every time someone mows it. (Or four hours of my life if I try.)

at 11:12 AM
If I could change one thing about this house it would be the size of the useless lawn. It's not fenced or useful but it's large enough to cost me forty dollars or more every time someone mows it. (Or four hours of my life if I try.)
~ from Facebook

A hundred years ago, it was perfectly acceptable to punch a stranger that insulted you before you walked away. Or slap someone who spoke indecently. What's the acceptable response now?

Jun 14, 2017 at 8:00 PM
A hundred years ago, it was perfectly acceptable to punch a stranger that insulted you before you walked away. Or slap someone who spoke indecently. What's the acceptable response now?
~ from Facebook

The artist is drawing the sign for the new clear sky in downtown… Exciting!

at 4:38 PM
The artist is drawing the sign for the new clear sky in downtown… Exciting!
~ from Facebook

Power outage at home = excuse for wanderlust day.

at 4:11 PM
Power outage at home = excuse for wanderlust day.
~ from Facebook

If your teen uses Snapchat, warn them, watch them. Check over their damn shoulders. Read what they post. Sex traffickers are a real threat in social media, and they're getting savvier every day about how they lure your teen away. Snapchat is a lure to criminals due to temporary-ness of documentation. No evidence sticks around...

at 12:59 PM
If your teen uses Snapchat, warn them, watch them. Check over their damn shoulders. Read what they post. Sex traffickers are a real threat in social media, and they're getting savvier every day about how they lure your teen away. Snapchat is a lure to criminals due to temporary-ness of documentation. No evidence sticks around...
~ from Facebook

I have a mild case of anisocoria, not too noticeable, which has occasionally led to people asking me if I'm high. I'm never high, obviously. But my one pupil is always somewhat dilated. So not helpful when, say, cops notice it.

at 3:21 AM
I have a mild case of anisocoria, not too noticeable, which has occasionally led to people asking me if I'm high. I'm never high, obviously. But my one pupil is always somewhat dilated. So not helpful when, say, cops notice it.
~ from Facebook

When I say "I support local" that also means when dining out, or shopping for groceries, or traveling out of town. I try to spend as little as possible with large corporations, unless they show a strong interest in forward-thinking planning, like going green or seeking organic alternatives. It also means always, not just sometimes. The primary exception in my actions was Starbucks. I've decided to stop doing my Starbucks runs. I've found The Haus Coffee in Largo, and in Clearwater proper, there's Gala's or Grindhouse. Does anyone know any other good local place to sit with a coffee and a wifi enabled device?

Jun 13, 2017 at 11:01 PM
When I say "I support local" that also means when dining out, or shopping for groceries, or traveling out of town. I try to spend as little as possible with large corporations, unless they show a strong interest in forward-thinking planning, like going green or seeking organic alternatives. It also means always, not just sometimes. The primary exception in my actions was Starbucks. I've decided to stop doing my Starbucks runs. I've found The Haus Coffee in Largo, and in Clearwater proper, there's Gala's or Grindhouse. Does anyone know any other good local place to sit with a coffee and a wifi enabled device?
~ from Facebook

I just realized the last few days of posts have gone only to one person. No wonder...

Jun 12, 2017 at 2:49 PM
I just realized the last few days of posts have gone only to one person. No wonder...
~ from Facebook

Why is it that the last one percent of any progress bar takes as long to load as the other 99% does?

Jun 11, 2017 at 12:16 PM
Why is it that the last one percent of any progress bar takes as long to load as the other 99% does?
~ from Facebook

Things I have learned. If you like a product, support it! Support it locally, or support direct. Don't buy cheaper alternatives from the big box stores if you can help it. If you want that product to stay in business, buy it from them. Some of my favorite products have gone out of business over the years that I kick myself I didn't buy more often before they were gone.

at 9:51 AM
Things I have learned. If you like a product, support it! Support it locally, or support direct. Don't buy cheaper alternatives from the big box stores if you can help it. If you want that product to stay in business, buy it from them. Some of my favorite products have gone out of business over the years that I kick myself I didn't buy more often before they were gone.
~ from Facebook
Jun 10, 2017 at 8:41 PM

~ from Facebook

Look outside right now. The sky is gorgeous...

at 8:30 PM
Look outside right now. The sky is gorgeous...
~ from Facebook
at 7:24 PM

~ from Facebook

Mark Chatteney "Woodmuse"

at 7:19 PM
Mark Chatteney "Woodmuse"
~ from Facebook

Dale Rogers "bird in hand"

at 7:18 PM
Dale Rogers "bird in hand"
~ from Facebook

There is an utterly primitive whimsical nature to Nina Winters' work that always brings a smile to my face.

at 7:13 PM
There is an utterly primitive whimsical nature to Nina Winters' work that always brings a smile to my face.
~ from Facebook
at 6:10 PM

~ from Facebook

Why is it that angry political arguments are usually so poorly spelled?

Jun 9, 2017 at 4:17 PM
Why is it that angry political arguments are usually so poorly spelled?
~ from Facebook

Ran the gauntlet for a good cause. Feeling good today.

at 3:25 PM
Ran the gauntlet for a good cause. Feeling good today.
~ from Facebook

Is the suicide king just sad because he's the only king without a mustache? #deepthoughtsaboutfictionalcharacters

Jun 8, 2017 at 3:51 PM
Is the suicide king just sad because he's the only king without a mustache? #deepthoughtsaboutfictionalcharacters
~ from Facebook

Nothing better than hanging with my author friends, spewing stories. #inkslingersguild

Jun 7, 2017 at 8:08 PM
Nothing better than hanging with my author friends, spewing stories. #inkslingersguild
~ from Facebook

Suddenly, everything Steve Blom has posted in the last few years is all my FB feed cares about. I mean, he's great and all, but this indicates a wonky change to the feed algo, and which friends get priority..

at 2:52 PM
Suddenly, everything Steve Blom has posted in the last few years is all my FB feed cares about. I mean, he's great and all, but this indicates a wonky change to the feed algo, and which friends get priority..
~ from Facebook

I think people get sarcastic and sardonic confused. Actually, I hear "sarcastic" used to mean satire, sardonic tone of voice, or true sarcasm, as though all the "sar" words were just one big mocking taunt.

at 12:50 PM
I think people get sarcastic and sardonic confused. Actually, I hear "sarcastic" used to mean satire, sardonic tone of voice, or true sarcasm, as though all the "sar" words were just one big mocking taunt.
~ from Facebook

It's harder than you think.... Cannot use Google! Every answer must start with the last letter of your previous answer. Who doesn't love a game of Scattergories? Name - Dรฉsirรฉe Animal - egret Girl's name - Tammy Color - yellow Movie - Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Something you wear - Toga Drink - apple cider Food - rugelach Item in the bathroom - hand towel Place - Luxembourg Reason to be late - Gave blood Copy & paste to your timeline, then make your changes.

at 11:13 AM
It's harder than you think.... Cannot use Google! Every answer must start with the last letter of your previous answer. Who doesn't love a game of Scattergories? Name - Dรฉsirรฉe Animal - egret Girl's name - Tammy Color - yellow Movie - Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Something you wear - Toga Drink - apple cider Food - rugelach Item in the bathroom - hand towel Place - Luxembourg Reason to be late - Gave blood Copy & paste to your timeline, then make your changes.
~ from Facebook

Oh my gawdddd! The new air conditioner isn't working!!! Gahhhhhkppthbtt!

Jun 6, 2017 at 5:48 PM
Oh my gawdddd! The new air conditioner isn't working!!! Gahhhhhkppthbtt!
~ from Facebook

Here's a theory on President Trumps "despite constant negative press covfefe" tweet: Maybe he was about to say "Despite constant negative press coverage, I will now provide complete transparency to the American Press". Then the time traveling astral projector inhabiting his body got rudely whisked home because someone slammed a door in their post apocalyptic bunker... #andtherestishistory

at 11:00 AM
Here's a theory on President Trumps "despite constant negative press covfefe" tweet: Maybe he was about to say "Despite constant negative press coverage, I will now provide complete transparency to the American Press". Then the time traveling astral projector inhabiting his body got rudely whisked home because someone slammed a door in their post apocalyptic bunker... #andtherestishistory
~ from Facebook

I just insulted the Facebook moderator for being bad at their job. If I don't have a Facebook tomorrow, you'll know why.

Jun 5, 2017 at 3:41 AM
I just insulted the Facebook moderator for being bad at their job. If I don't have a Facebook tomorrow, you'll know why.
~ from Facebook

I was hoping to have a friend drop by tonight... any takers?

Jun 4, 2017 at 1:56 PM
I was hoping to have a friend drop by tonight... any takers?
~ from Facebook

I like these people but they're too far away... #attackofthecomfycouch

Jun 3, 2017 at 12:10 PM
I like these people but they're too far away... #attackofthecomfycouch
~ from Facebook

How to never hear from someone again: lend them money. :/

at 9:27 AM
How to never hear from someone again: lend them money. :/
~ from Facebook

I am considering greeting the air conditioning repair man with a tickertape parade and hiring cheerleaders for tomorrow morning when he arrives. Meanwhile, in Hades, it's not as hot as it could be, but it's making a decent effort in that direction.

Jun 2, 2017 at 10:42 PM
I am considering greeting the air conditioning repair man with a tickertape parade and hiring cheerleaders for tomorrow morning when he arrives. Meanwhile, in Hades, it's not as hot as it could be, but it's making a decent effort in that direction.
~ from Facebook

Erika's wedding!

at 8:10 PM
Erika's wedding!
~ from Facebook
at 7:52 PM

~ from Facebook

Ran into Jeff La Belle at Starbucks. Looks right at me and gives a warm, loud "Hello!" So I said hi back. Then he points at his ear, and pulls a hidden phone out. There's another one of those weird modern manners issues... Although I'm sure he would have also greeted me, it's always a little embarrassing when you don't see the phone. ๐Ÿ˜‚

at 10:43 AM
Ran into Jeff La Belle at Starbucks. Looks right at me and gives a warm, loud "Hello!" So I said hi back. Then he points at his ear, and pulls a hidden phone out. There's another one of those weird modern manners issues... Although I'm sure he would have also greeted me, it's always a little embarrassing when you don't see the phone. ๐Ÿ˜‚
~ from Facebook

Can someone postpone daytime until AFTER my air conditioner is working again? ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

at 9:22 AM
Can someone postpone daytime until AFTER my air conditioner is working again? ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
~ from Facebook

Two WHOLE years, Kennie! ;P

at 8:52 AM
Two WHOLE years, Kennie! ;P
~ from Facebook

DECIDED WE NEED MORE TELEGRAM STYLE POSTS STOP HOPE YOU JOIN IN STOP LOVE DESIREE STOP

Jun 1, 2017 at 11:55 PM
DECIDED WE NEED MORE TELEGRAM STYLE POSTS STOP HOPE YOU JOIN IN STOP LOVE DESIREE STOP
~ from Facebook

No one believes Florida is a stupid choice for where to live until the air conditioning fails. #myhouseisanoven

at 6:52 PM
No one believes Florida is a stupid choice for where to live until the air conditioning fails. #myhouseisanoven
~ from Facebook

We rearranged the living room furniture. See if you can spot Aurora's contribution.

at 3:35 PM
We rearranged the living room furniture. See if you can spot Aurora's contribution.
~ from Facebook
May 31, 2017 at 4:48 PM

~ from Facebook

I think the lesson I've learned most often in this life is the importance of really looking at how others see things. Empathy matters.

May 30, 2017 at 7:04 PM
I think the lesson I've learned most often in this life is the importance of really looking at how others see things. Empathy matters.
~ from Facebook

I wasn't buying the whole "don't send in your DNA, you're signing over your rights to it" thing, but I get about 50 paid ads a week right now on Facebook and similar, trying to convince me to try the DNA services. There absolutely cannot be enough profit in that service to warrant the kind of money they're spending to convince me, unless they found a way to profit off the back end of the service as well. Someone floating the services? Selling the aggregate data? Patenting all our DNA? I don't effing know, but I can tell you as someone who works in online marketing, they've dropped at least $500 into just trying to sell ME on it.

May 29, 2017 at 10:56 PM
I wasn't buying the whole "don't send in your DNA, you're signing over your rights to it" thing, but I get about 50 paid ads a week right now on Facebook and similar, trying to convince me to try the DNA services. There absolutely cannot be enough profit in that service to warrant the kind of money they're spending to convince me, unless they found a way to profit off the back end of the service as well. Someone floating the services? Selling the aggregate data? Patenting all our DNA? I don't effing know, but I can tell you as someone who works in online marketing, they've dropped at least $500 into just trying to sell ME on it.
~ from Facebook

Hanging out at Purple Heart Park on Memorial Day with my mom.

at 6:16 PM
Hanging out at Purple Heart Park on Memorial Day with my mom.
~ from Facebook

Wasabi peas. Nom.

at 2:16 PM
Wasabi peas. Nom.
~ from Facebook

Is there a public gathering anywhere in Clearwater for the holiday today?

at 9:48 AM
Is there a public gathering anywhere in Clearwater for the holiday today?
~ from Facebook

Still miffed that it's impossible or walk up traffic or people who live in Clearwater proper to get tickets to anything from the capitol theatre directly. My gift certificate expired while I was trying to use it, because I was expected to wait to get called back about it... twice. #waitingbythephone

at 8:00 AM
Still miffed that it's impossible or walk up traffic or people who live in Clearwater proper to get tickets to anything from the capitol theatre directly. My gift certificate expired while I was trying to use it, because I was expected to wait to get called back about it... twice. #waitingbythephone
~ from Facebook

My take on millennialls is that I hear you saying they're lazy and entitled and snowflakes but what I SEE is: young people whose parents are saddled with more debt than any other generation, so they work hard and often live at home still in order to help support their family. I see kids working double shifts at Starbucks taking your crap when you complain that it took twenty seconds longer than necessary to get your latte. I see them finding the job market in no way matches their educations, and that rent and insurance alone fills a paycheck. I find very hard working people who want success as much as their parents did, but whose tech or manufacturing starter jobs mostly got outsourced to cheaper countries. I see a very industrious generation that most of us raised completely inadequately to the demands of adult reality, but they adjust to meet the real world very quickly. I see far fewer drug addicts and slackers than I did in my own Gen-X. I know it's fun to make fun of the digital generation, but for the most part, I see people doing really well turning into adults.

May 28, 2017 at 6:48 PM
My take on millennialls is that I hear you saying they're lazy and entitled and snowflakes but what I SEE is: young people whose parents are saddled with more debt than any other generation, so they work hard and often live at home still in order to help support their family. I see kids working double shifts at Starbucks taking your crap when you complain that it took twenty seconds longer than necessary to get your latte. I see them finding the job market in no way matches their educations, and that rent and insurance alone fills a paycheck. I find very hard working people who want success as much as their parents did, but whose tech or manufacturing starter jobs mostly got outsourced to cheaper countries. I see a very industrious generation that most of us raised completely inadequately to the demands of adult reality, but they adjust to meet the real world very quickly. I see far fewer drug addicts and slackers than I did in my own Gen-X. I know it's fun to make fun of the digital generation, but for the most part, I see people doing really well turning into adults.
~ from Facebook

Apparently China gets a holiday called "Dragon Boat Festival". I insist we must have a competing holiday called the "Unicorn Airplane Rodeo". All in favor?

at 12:41 PM
Apparently China gets a holiday called "Dragon Boat Festival". I insist we must have a competing holiday called the "Unicorn Airplane Rodeo". All in favor?
~ from Facebook

Most of you know Clem has had odd nervous system issues for years, since the accident that resulted in her bionic hip. So... Zack put one of those magnet bracelets around her neck instead of her usual collar. She's been so calmed and happy and not twitching at all...

May 27, 2017 at 7:52 AM
Most of you know Clem has had odd nervous system issues for years, since the accident that resulted in her bionic hip. So... Zack put one of those magnet bracelets around her neck instead of her usual collar. She's been so calmed and happy and not twitching at all...
~ from Facebook

Why would a van with black tinted windows have a sign on it that says "free ice cream"?

May 25, 2017 at 10:22 AM
Why would a van with black tinted windows have a sign on it that says "free ice cream"?
~ from Facebook
at 8:26 AM

~ from Facebook

Please give me the first sentence for a "Stories My Friends Started" story. One full sentence, please, no phrases or ellipses. If I've already written one from your sentence, no worries, we can do another one.

May 24, 2017 at 6:19 PM
Please give me the first sentence for a "Stories My Friends Started" story. One full sentence, please, no phrases or ellipses. If I've already written one from your sentence, no worries, we can do another one.
~ from Facebook

I love the new living room. It's so comfy and welcoming.

at 3:00 PM
I love the new living room. It's so comfy and welcoming.
~ from Facebook

Self doubt is your worst enemy. No one but you can stop you quite as thoroughly. Don't do it!!!

at 10:59 AM
Self doubt is your worst enemy. No one but you can stop you quite as thoroughly. Don't do it!!!
~ from Facebook
May 23, 2017 at 7:32 PM

~ from Facebook

The world is what we make it, and the media is what sells. Remember not to forget that the vast majority of us are good, doing good, being good, and spreading good into the world around us.

at 1:22 PM
The world is what we make it, and the media is what sells. Remember not to forget that the vast majority of us are good, doing good, being good, and spreading good into the world around us.
~ from Facebook

What to do when no one else is home? Catch up on the house cleaning... what not to do? Go overboard. #toolate

May 22, 2017 at 10:10 PM
What to do when no one else is home? Catch up on the house cleaning... what not to do? Go overboard. #toolate
~ from Facebook

The lawn looks great for the first time in ages. Thanks, Erika, for the recommendation.

at 11:58 AM
The lawn looks great for the first time in ages. Thanks, Erika, for the recommendation.
~ from Facebook

ONE HUNDRED PERCENT, MY FOOT!

May 21, 2017 at 11:23 AM
ONE HUNDRED PERCENT, MY FOOT!
~ from Facebook
at 11:01 AM

~ from Facebook

Someone is setting off fireworks and little children are screaming in delight somewhere in the distance. It feels right.

May 20, 2017 at 9:32 PM
Someone is setting off fireworks and little children are screaming in delight somewhere in the distance. It feels right.
~ from Facebook

I'm a little done with social hour.

at 11:14 AM
I'm a little done with social hour.
~ from Facebook

I'm having a power outage every few minutes right now. All computers are thus off and I'm doing some overdue spring cleaning instead of my rush project. :/

May 19, 2017 at 9:00 PM
I'm having a power outage every few minutes right now. All computers are thus off and I'm doing some overdue spring cleaning instead of my rush project. :/
~ from Facebook

I just got invited to a workshop on Pokรฉmon. Really not sure what to do with that.

at 8:27 AM
I just got invited to a workshop on Pokรฉmon. Really not sure what to do with that.
~ from Facebook

Just a note: "af" is neither an acceptable thing to write, nor will I accept that you're not really swearing. Do not ask me to back up this logic. You look and sound ridiculous, might as well be calling it "on fleek". Goodnight. Back to the dishes.

May 18, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Just a note: "af" is neither an acceptable thing to write, nor will I accept that you're not really swearing. Do not ask me to back up this logic. You look and sound ridiculous, might as well be calling it "on fleek". Goodnight. Back to the dishes.
~ from Facebook

Everyone short or small should have a huge intimidating friend they can call to come over when the crap hits the fan. Plus, being friends with people you have no physical traits in common with is good for you.

at 7:46 AM
Everyone short or small should have a huge intimidating friend they can call to come over when the crap hits the fan. Plus, being friends with people you have no physical traits in common with is good for you.
~ from Facebook

I'm having the damndest time trying to get a new lawn service RECOMMENDATION in Clearwater. Economical, good yard work. Mowing, raking, edging, that kind of thing. Everyone keeps recommending the guy I wasn't satisfied with (and who doesn't return my calls). Anyone recommend someone NOT named Mario?

at 6:42 AM
I'm having the damndest time trying to get a new lawn service RECOMMENDATION in Clearwater. Economical, good yard work. Mowing, raking, edging, that kind of thing. Everyone keeps recommending the guy I wasn't satisfied with (and who doesn't return my calls). Anyone recommend someone NOT named Mario?
~ from Facebook

I am really enjoying doing housework while the weather sounds soothe me. I love wind and rain so much!

May 17, 2017 at 11:25 PM
I am really enjoying doing housework while the weather sounds soothe me. I love wind and rain so much!
~ from Facebook

Just spent twenty minutes on the phone with a very nice Rep at Progressive Insurance. Was looking to try to shave some of the cost, don't worry, no accidents. Anyway, the quality of customer service at Progressive is where everyone else's should be... these ladies have never let me down on professionalism and speed of service. I wish every other one of my creditors were so smooth with me.

at 5:57 PM
Just spent twenty minutes on the phone with a very nice Rep at Progressive Insurance. Was looking to try to shave some of the cost, don't worry, no accidents. Anyway, the quality of customer service at Progressive is where everyone else's should be... these ladies have never let me down on professionalism and speed of service. I wish every other one of my creditors were so smooth with me.
~ from Facebook

Fergie wouldn't stop trying to get me to turn the sink on...

at 12:24 PM
Fergie wouldn't stop trying to get me to turn the sink on...
~ from Facebook

"There are no strangers here, only friend you haven't yet met." ~William Butler Yeats

May 16, 2017 at 9:50 PM
"There are no strangers here, only friend you haven't yet met." ~William Butler Yeats
~ from Facebook

I've been checking on a friend's cats. The one named Fergie has decided that as bringer of food I am The Best Human Ever. The one named Sammy thinks I need a loud lecture on the virtues of letting cats outside.

at 1:31 PM
I've been checking on a friend's cats. The one named Fergie has decided that as bringer of food I am The Best Human Ever. The one named Sammy thinks I need a loud lecture on the virtues of letting cats outside.
~ from Facebook

Someone road raged me this morning. It was scary. I was presumably making a face of some kind. If you want the whole story, feel free to call.

at 1:05 PM
Someone road raged me this morning. It was scary. I was presumably making a face of some kind. If you want the whole story, feel free to call.
~ from Facebook

Today is not the day for a comedy of errors. Today is the day for a successful hero's journey. #LiteraryreferenceIRL

May 15, 2017 at 6:58 PM
Today is not the day for a comedy of errors. Today is the day for a successful hero's journey. #LiteraryreferenceIRL
~ from Facebook

Whatever Facebook might allow, it's exceptionally rude to add people to groups without asking.

at 2:48 PM
Whatever Facebook might allow, it's exceptionally rude to add people to groups without asking.
~ from Facebook

One last post on Mother's Day about the magical daughters that transformed me into a mother and a better person.

May 14, 2017 at 11:54 PM
One last post on Mother's Day about the magical daughters that transformed me into a mother and a better person.
~ from Facebook

Happy Mother's Day to my beautiful mother, Evan. Sending love, light and happiness to you, maman.

at 6:39 AM
Happy Mother's Day to my beautiful mother, Evan. Sending love, light and happiness to you, maman.
~ from Facebook

Is there something loud happening downtown or did. Just hear gunfire?

May 13, 2017 at 10:21 PM
Is there something loud happening downtown or did. Just hear gunfire?
~ from Facebook

The animals have decided that the new chaise can stay.

at 9:26 PM
The animals have decided that the new chaise can stay.
~ from Facebook

You know me, I make faces a lot. This makes me a natural for emoji use. And yet I rarely use them. Why? None of my faces are in there. I mean. One eyebrow raised and smirking... is it asking too much?

at 1:01 PM
You know me, I make faces a lot. This makes me a natural for emoji use. And yet I rarely use them. Why? None of my faces are in there. I mean. One eyebrow raised and smirking... is it asking too much?
~ from Facebook

Some of you know how I feel about backyard chickens. :)

at 12:28 AM
Some of you know how I feel about backyard chickens. :)
~ from Facebook
May 12, 2017 at 9:31 PM

~ from Facebook

Last night, a few people told me I looked like I was in my twenties. I'll take the compliment, but I still think them folks need glasses.

May 11, 2017 at 11:45 AM
Last night, a few people told me I looked like I was in my twenties. I'll take the compliment, but I still think them folks need glasses.
~ from Facebook

Me: I'm quitting sugar today, I mean it! Also me: Oh, look! Z sent me weird Malaysian chocolate Pixie Sticks! (Sucks down three...)

May 10, 2017 at 5:26 PM
Me: I'm quitting sugar today, I mean it! Also me: Oh, look! Z sent me weird Malaysian chocolate Pixie Sticks! (Sucks down three...)
~ from Facebook

When life gives me lemons, that's cool because I love lemons!

at 11:58 AM
When life gives me lemons, that's cool because I love lemons!
~ from Facebook

Think for a moment how much of our collective world view is symbol-based, is constructed rather than real... It's wild.

May 9, 2017 at 4:57 PM
Think for a moment how much of our collective world view is symbol-based, is constructed rather than real... It's wild.
~ from Facebook

Littering my sweetie's desk with tissue lotuses while he's gone.

May 7, 2017 at 10:10 PM
Littering my sweetie's desk with tissue lotuses while he's gone.
~ from Facebook

I love my family so so much. Each person totally unique in the world. Each one complete and wonderful. We are a family of black sheep. Every last one of us.

May 6, 2017 at 7:46 PM
I love my family so so much. Each person totally unique in the world. Each one complete and wonderful. We are a family of black sheep. Every last one of us.
~ from Facebook

I love Aurora's self portrait in progress.

at 7:11 PM
I love Aurora's self portrait in progress.
~ from Facebook

What happens when you forget which notepad you wrote your story outline into... #FoundEveryNoteBookInTheHouse

at 5:31 PM
What happens when you forget which notepad you wrote your story outline into... #FoundEveryNoteBookInTheHouse
~ from Facebook

Today's favorite new word: eldritch.

at 3:03 PM
Today's favorite new word: eldritch.
~ from Facebook

I'm worthy of the last cookie. #idecidedthatafteristoleit

May 3, 2017 at 9:39 PM
I'm worthy of the last cookie. #idecidedthatafteristoleit
~ from Facebook

It's one of life's everyday miracles that anyone survives the divorce process. #ifeelyourpain #testofdignity

at 3:31 PM
It's one of life's everyday miracles that anyone survives the divorce process. #ifeelyourpain #testofdignity
~ from Facebook

My entire day has been scheduled from start to finish. Crazy busy.

May 1, 2017 at 6:02 PM
My entire day has been scheduled from start to finish. Crazy busy.
~ from Facebook

My momma is a magical kid. :)

Apr 30, 2017 at 9:18 PM
My momma is a magical kid. :)
~ from Facebook

Zack's beard seems even more epic from China...

Apr 29, 2017 at 11:49 PM
Zack's beard seems even more epic from China...
~ from Facebook

My sister is introducing me to Italian pop, "piรน bella cosa non c'รจ"... Rory's dancing like a silly person and Kendra is hamming it up. Happiness.

at 11:26 PM
My sister is introducing me to Italian pop, "piรน bella cosa non c'รจ"... Rory's dancing like a silly person and Kendra is hamming it up. Happiness.
~ from Facebook

Babies growing up and becoming real people just blows my mind.

Apr 28, 2017 at 9:31 PM
Babies growing up and becoming real people just blows my mind.
~ from Facebook

My cats are not easy to trick into eating their health food by mixing it with their junk food. But honestly, if I mixed kale into your donuts you'd notice, too.

Apr 27, 2017 at 6:35 PM
My cats are not easy to trick into eating their health food by mixing it with their junk food. But honestly, if I mixed kale into your donuts you'd notice, too.
~ from Facebook

I met someone named Lydia yesterday. Now I can't stop singing about tattoos. Such is the fate of anyone fond of musicals. If you don't know what I mean, because you're too young for the musicals of yore, perhaps my saying "GEORGE Washington" will make this affliction clear.

at 11:38 AM
I met someone named Lydia yesterday. Now I can't stop singing about tattoos. Such is the fate of anyone fond of musicals. If you don't know what I mean, because you're too young for the musicals of yore, perhaps my saying "GEORGE Washington" will make this affliction clear.
~ from Facebook

I'm really not all that into concerts. I can't make a list of ten. This doesn't mean I would have if I could.

at 9:45 AM
I'm really not all that into concerts. I can't make a list of ten. This doesn't mean I would have if I could.
~ from Facebook

First unicorns and now dragons. I would so not want to be a coffee snob/barista right now.

Apr 26, 2017 at 5:09 PM
First unicorns and now dragons. I would so not want to be a coffee snob/barista right now.
~ from Facebook

Get out there. Live your adventure. There's no time like right now. Be all that you want to... Unless of course you'll be fired if you just head off to Guam or what have you. You know, it's good advice. Well meant. But don't look at me if it gets you canned for leaving in the middle of a Wednesday.

at 4:09 PM
Get out there. Live your adventure. There's no time like right now. Be all that you want to... Unless of course you'll be fired if you just head off to Guam or what have you. You know, it's good advice. Well meant. But don't look at me if it gets you canned for leaving in the middle of a Wednesday.
~ from Facebook

Can of worms: open. Aside: why worms? What's wrong with worms? They're kind of cool, and serve a vital purpose. I'd be okay with a can of worms being open, honestly. And who puts worms in cans?

Apr 25, 2017 at 5:09 PM
Can of worms: open. Aside: why worms? What's wrong with worms? They're kind of cool, and serve a vital purpose. I'd be okay with a can of worms being open, honestly. And who puts worms in cans?
~ from Facebook

It turns out the Sphinx wasn't guarding anything, it was just waiting for its owner to come home. Whenever Kendra is gone, this is the only thing Munchkin wants to do. He is staring out the window with all the intensity his tiny body can muster.

at 2:09 PM
It turns out the Sphinx wasn't guarding anything, it was just waiting for its owner to come home. Whenever Kendra is gone, this is the only thing Munchkin wants to do. He is staring out the window with all the intensity his tiny body can muster.
~ from Facebook

Aurora called this "self-portrait inception".

at 1:09 PM
Aurora called this "self-portrait inception".
~ from Facebook

Love is a beautiful thing.

at 12:09 AM
Love is a beautiful thing.
~ from Facebook

I have a theory about my country. I think that possibly the reason there is so much xenophobia in modern America is because we don't leave our borders often enough. A large number of us never leave once. Thus we are surrounded with like. I would appreciate your thoughts…

Apr 23, 2017 at 12:09 PM
I have a theory about my country. I think that possibly the reason there is so much xenophobia in modern America is because we don't leave our borders often enough. A large number of us never leave once. Thus we are surrounded with like. I would appreciate your thoughts…
~ from Facebook

I'm bored. When I'm bored, I watch science videos on loop in YouTube. Right now, SpaceTime geometry is being defined in terms of world lines. I think modern descriptions of space time topology are actually, truthfully wrong. But... we won't discover that until all of this theory needs to be useful to engineers in creating useful future tools. I look forward to the day that inventors and engineers force science to truly solve everything for expedience over elegance. In our lifetime? Probably not. I can wait. Mostly I look forward to using whatever amazing tool the engineers build out of all this. I'm rooting for my own Tardis.

at 12:09 AM
I'm bored. When I'm bored, I watch science videos on loop in YouTube. Right now, SpaceTime geometry is being defined in terms of world lines. I think modern descriptions of space time topology are actually, truthfully wrong. But... we won't discover that until all of this theory needs to be useful to engineers in creating useful future tools. I look forward to the day that inventors and engineers force science to truly solve everything for expedience over elegance. In our lifetime? Probably not. I can wait. Mostly I look forward to using whatever amazing tool the engineers build out of all this. I'm rooting for my own Tardis.
~ from Facebook

Forty odd things about me. Learn 40 things about your friends and let them learn 40 things about you. Sure I'll play. 1. Do you like blue cheese? Love it. Hated it as a kid. 2. Coke or Pepsi? GROSS! 3. Do you own a gun? Yes. 4. What flavor Koolaid? Blech. No thanks. 5. What do you think of hot dogs? I associate them with being very poor, but I'll enjoy one every so often. 6. What is your favorite TV show? Firefly. Lots of others. 7. What is your favorite movie? The Princess Bride, The Fifth Element, Die Hard. 8. What do you drink in the morning? Lemon water or coffee. 9. Can you do a push-up? No idea. 10. What's your favorite jewelry? My rose gold wedding band. It's all I wear. 11. What is your favorite hobby? Crochet. 12. Do you have ADD? Quit making up labels. I'm extremely focused on getting things done when I'm working on them, though, and multitask well. 13. Do you wear glasses? No. 14. What was your favorite cartoon? He-Man and She-Ra, very young, Simpsons, 20s, now it's Rick and Morty, although I usually pretend I've grown out of cartoons. 15. Name three things you did today? Drove to Starbucks, drank Starbucks with Kendra, drove home. 16. Name 3 drinks you drink regularly? Lemon water, tea, coffee. 17. Current worries? Whether Zack will land safely in China. But not much. I'm not good at worrying. 18. Current hates? people who don't know how to use their blinkers, people who have to get political on social media even when it's totally off topic, and kombucha. 19. Favorite place to be? Bed. 20. How did you bring in the New Year? Home with kids. 21. Where would you like to go? Everywhere. There are a dozen cities in Europe that are next on my list. Portland to see my nieces and Liberty. 22. Name five people who will do this: no idea. 23. Do you wear slippers? No. I own a pair but they just serve to collect cat hair. 24. What is your favorite color? Blue. 25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? No. Silk? Yes. 26. Can you whistle? Yes, well, and on key. 27. Where are you now? Home. 28. Would you be a pirate? Sure, 1600s style, but not modern. 29. Favorite food? Thai or Japanese. 30. Do you sing? All the freaking time. 31. What's your favorite smell? Baby head. 32. What's in your pockets? Girl pants: no pockets. 33. Last thing that made you laugh? My sister saying something not safe for Facebook. 34. What's your favorite animal? Deer. 35. What's your most recent injury? Um... I guess it's small but I knicked my pointer finger knuckle helping my sister with her UHaul. 36. How many TV's in your house? Three. Because there's no cable they mostly serve as background paintings because of the chrome cast. 37. Worst pain? Hundreds of jellyfish stings at once. 38. Do you like to dance? Very much. 39. Are your parents still alive? Yes. 40. Do you enjoy camping? Not even a little. But I'll do it for a purpose. Now copy and paste to your status and see who continues the fun!

Apr 22, 2017 at 5:09 PM
Forty odd things about me. Learn 40 things about your friends and let them learn 40 things about you. Sure I'll play. 1. Do you like blue cheese? Love it. Hated it as a kid. 2. Coke or Pepsi? GROSS! 3. Do you own a gun? Yes. 4. What flavor Koolaid? Blech. No thanks. 5. What do you think of hot dogs? I associate them with being very poor, but I'll enjoy one every so often. 6. What is your favorite TV show? Firefly. Lots of others. 7. What is your favorite movie? The Princess Bride, The Fifth Element, Die Hard. 8. What do you drink in the morning? Lemon water or coffee. 9. Can you do a push-up? No idea. 10. What's your favorite jewelry? My rose gold wedding band. It's all I wear. 11. What is your favorite hobby? Crochet. 12. Do you have ADD? Quit making up labels. I'm extremely focused on getting things done when I'm working on them, though, and multitask well. 13. Do you wear glasses? No. 14. What was your favorite cartoon? He-Man and She-Ra, very young, Simpsons, 20s, now it's Rick and Morty, although I usually pretend I've grown out of cartoons. 15. Name three things you did today? Drove to Starbucks, drank Starbucks with Kendra, drove home. 16. Name 3 drinks you drink regularly? Lemon water, tea, coffee. 17. Current worries? Whether Zack will land safely in China. But not much. I'm not good at worrying. 18. Current hates? people who don't know how to use their blinkers, people who have to get political on social media even when it's totally off topic, and kombucha. 19. Favorite place to be? Bed. 20. How did you bring in the New Year? Home with kids. 21. Where would you like to go? Everywhere. There are a dozen cities in Europe that are next on my list. Portland to see my nieces and Liberty. 22. Name five people who will do this: no idea. 23. Do you wear slippers? No. I own a pair but they just serve to collect cat hair. 24. What is your favorite color? Blue. 25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? No. Silk? Yes. 26. Can you whistle? Yes, well, and on key. 27. Where are you now? Home. 28. Would you be a pirate? Sure, 1600s style, but not modern. 29. Favorite food? Thai or Japanese. 30. Do you sing? All the freaking time. 31. What's your favorite smell? Baby head. 32. What's in your pockets? Girl pants: no pockets. 33. Last thing that made you laugh? My sister saying something not safe for Facebook. 34. What's your favorite animal? Deer. 35. What's your most recent injury? Um... I guess it's small but I knicked my pointer finger knuckle helping my sister with her UHaul. 36. How many TV's in your house? Three. Because there's no cable they mostly serve as background paintings because of the chrome cast. 37. Worst pain? Hundreds of jellyfish stings at once. 38. Do you like to dance? Very much. 39. Are your parents still alive? Yes. 40. Do you enjoy camping? Not even a little. But I'll do it for a purpose. Now copy and paste to your status and see who continues the fun!
~ from Facebook

Frontier just told my mom that she has to wait five days to get her BUSINESS internet running again due to a broken router. I never would've thought I would say it, but I miss Verizon. At least they would send someone out.

at 4:09 PM
Frontier just told my mom that she has to wait five days to get her BUSINESS internet running again due to a broken router. I never would've thought I would say it, but I miss Verizon. At least they would send someone out.
~ from Facebook

Word from the wise: it doesn't matter how much you paid for that couch, or how long you've owned it. You cannot resell it for more than a few hundred bucks. It's just not gonna happen. I think the resale value on couches is even less than for cars.

at 12:09 PM
Word from the wise: it doesn't matter how much you paid for that couch, or how long you've owned it. You cannot resell it for more than a few hundred bucks. It's just not gonna happen. I think the resale value on couches is even less than for cars.
~ from Facebook

This is not a holiday I partoke in.

Apr 20, 2017 at 8:09 PM
This is not a holiday I partoke in.
~ from Facebook
at 11:09 AM

~ from Facebook

A real unicorn would never poison you with so many food coloring ingredients. It would run at you with its one horn or run away, because if it existed it was a wild animal. #iliveintherealworldtoday #unicornfraplookssoNASTY

at 11:09 AM
A real unicorn would never poison you with so many food coloring ingredients. It would run at you with its one horn or run away, because if it existed it was a wild animal. #iliveintherealworldtoday #unicornfraplookssoNASTY
~ from Facebook

This crow has been trying to puzzle out the giant Easter eggs for a few minutes. Or maybe he's just trying to remind me Easter's over and it's time to pick up the decorations.

Apr 17, 2017 at 12:09 PM
This crow has been trying to puzzle out the giant Easter eggs for a few minutes. Or maybe he's just trying to remind me Easter's over and it's time to pick up the decorations.
~ from Facebook

"Holding cashier at a food booth at a busy holiday event" now ranks slightly lower than "jumping off a cliff" in the list of things I'm willing to do that stress me out. Still, five times over two years I've done it and nobody died. That's something.

Apr 16, 2017 at 3:09 PM
"Holding cashier at a food booth at a busy holiday event" now ranks slightly lower than "jumping off a cliff" in the list of things I'm willing to do that stress me out. Still, five times over two years I've done it and nobody died. That's something.
~ from Facebook

Name a movie you couldn't make yourself sit through. An actual movie you tried to watch, but couldn't. And I want to know why you walked out on it.

at 12:09 AM
Name a movie you couldn't make yourself sit through. An actual movie you tried to watch, but couldn't. And I want to know why you walked out on it.
~ from Facebook

Exercise time and dinner time all at once for this busy momma.

Apr 15, 2017 at 8:09 PM
Exercise time and dinner time all at once for this busy momma.
~ from Facebook

Goats invented Parkour.

Apr 14, 2017 at 3:09 PM
Goats invented Parkour.
~ from Facebook

My kids aren't even kids anymore!

Apr 13, 2017 at 11:09 PM
My kids aren't even kids anymore!
~ from Facebook

Clem absolutely refuses to get off my lap today. Much sharp digging of claws to express affection. Ouch. I love you, too, Clem. Ouch.

Apr 12, 2017 at 9:09 PM
Clem absolutely refuses to get off my lap today. Much sharp digging of claws to express affection. Ouch. I love you, too, Clem. Ouch.
~ from Facebook

So, I can find duplicates of written versions of a silly rambling thought a distant cousin had about breakfast from seven years ago any time I want, but instructions and critical information from my doctor about my health and well being always seems to arrive at lightning speed, verbally, and only once. There is something really wrong with that.

at 8:09 AM
So, I can find duplicates of written versions of a silly rambling thought a distant cousin had about breakfast from seven years ago any time I want, but instructions and critical information from my doctor about my health and well being always seems to arrive at lightning speed, verbally, and only once. There is something really wrong with that.
~ from Facebook

Sometimes the subtleties of language get lost in translation.

Apr 11, 2017 at 11:09 PM
Sometimes the subtleties of language get lost in translation.
~ from Facebook

Siblings, three generations worth: my mother, her sister, my mom was the baby. Two sisters. My father and his gaggle of sisters, him the middle child. Four sisters there. This generation I'm blessed with more sisters, in law, step, and half than I can easily count. I love it. Where are all the brothers? (We'll never tell.) My daughters were siblings from birth. And my little sister has her own gaggle of girls. Somewhere there is a family that's all boys to make up for mine.

Apr 10, 2017 at 11:09 PM
Siblings, three generations worth: my mother, her sister, my mom was the baby. Two sisters. My father and his gaggle of sisters, him the middle child. Four sisters there. This generation I'm blessed with more sisters, in law, step, and half than I can easily count. I love it. Where are all the brothers? (We'll never tell.) My daughters were siblings from birth. And my little sister has her own gaggle of girls. Somewhere there is a family that's all boys to make up for mine.
~ from Facebook

Several naturopaths, MDs and various specialists into this attempt to resolve my illness, and the first ray of hope that I might have the correct solution in hand is today with my nutritional workup and muscle testing with Shelley. Thank you!!

at 8:09 PM
Several naturopaths, MDs and various specialists into this attempt to resolve my illness, and the first ray of hope that I might have the correct solution in hand is today with my nutritional workup and muscle testing with Shelley. Thank you!!
~ from Facebook

This post is the color preferred by the elites. Do you like my post? You're elite.

at 5:09 PM
This post is the color preferred by the elites. Do you like my post? You're elite.
~ from Facebook

I cannot make a black post. This puts me in a grey mood.

at 5:09 PM
I cannot make a black post. This puts me in a grey mood.
~ from Facebook

This post is purple entirely to please my loving Auntie Carol.

at 5:09 PM
This post is purple entirely to please my loving Auntie Carol.
~ from Facebook

I'm sitting in the doctors waiting room and an old WWII vet comes out from his appointment and joshes, "you'll be sorry!" and the waiting room all lightens up. I love the greatest generation.

at 2:09 PM
I'm sitting in the doctors waiting room and an old WWII vet comes out from his appointment and joshes, "you'll be sorry!" and the waiting room all lightens up. I love the greatest generation.
~ from Facebook

Dammit! Yet again, I ran into an ex-boyfriend while dressed in comfy clothes with no make up on.

at 1:09 PM
Dammit! Yet again, I ran into an ex-boyfriend while dressed in comfy clothes with no make up on.
~ from Facebook

When my feed is clear of most of the politics, it's actually quite enjoyable. Beware, political commentary will mercilessly deleted.

at 12:09 AM
When my feed is clear of most of the politics, it's actually quite enjoyable. Beware, political commentary will mercilessly deleted.
~ from Facebook

Momjob accomplished for the day: informed my daughter that unoriginal fan girl tattoos will be unmercifully teased until the end of time. Told her original ideas are fine by me.

Apr 9, 2017 at 11:09 PM
Momjob accomplished for the day: informed my daughter that unoriginal fan girl tattoos will be unmercifully teased until the end of time. Told her original ideas are fine by me.
~ from Facebook

Those of you who feel like your pregnancy goes on forever, just remember, you are lucky that you are not April the giraffe.

at 6:09 PM
Those of you who feel like your pregnancy goes on forever, just remember, you are lucky that you are not April the giraffe.
~ from Facebook

I am afraid this might be a lifetime of living in a world gone mad with war again... I am deeply disappointed in the apparent xenophobia and malice that has become par for the course at the governmental level. This is the melting pot. This is the land of dreams. Is that gone?

Apr 8, 2017 at 3:09 PM
I am afraid this might be a lifetime of living in a world gone mad with war again... I am deeply disappointed in the apparent xenophobia and malice that has become par for the course at the governmental level. This is the melting pot. This is the land of dreams. Is that gone?
~ from Facebook

Vampires really like their guyliner.

at 12:09 AM
Vampires really like their guyliner.
~ from Facebook

Nanu nanu.

Apr 6, 2017 at 9:09 PM
Nanu nanu.
~ from Facebook

I find it odd when someone says, "the greatest movie of all time" or "best tv show of all time" as though televisions are a part of the eternal cosmos.

at 6:09 AM
I find it odd when someone says, "the greatest movie of all time" or "best tv show of all time" as though televisions are a part of the eternal cosmos.
~ from Facebook

I want a great vintage couch. Anyone know of a secondhand furniture store in Clearwater area with cool antique couches?

Apr 4, 2017 at 11:09 PM
I want a great vintage couch. Anyone know of a secondhand furniture store in Clearwater area with cool antique couches?
~ from Facebook

The only thing that weirds me out about the fact that I have no idea where my favorite pair of pants came from is that it doesn't weird me out. I'll wear those suckers no matter who they accidentally got left here by, or how bad my amnesia of buying them is. Mostly because of how spectacular they make my bum look.

at 5:09 PM
The only thing that weirds me out about the fact that I have no idea where my favorite pair of pants came from is that it doesn't weird me out. I'll wear those suckers no matter who they accidentally got left here by, or how bad my amnesia of buying them is. Mostly because of how spectacular they make my bum look.
~ from Facebook

Love matters. Kindness matters. I love you all for your kindness. That's all I have to say for right now. Thank you for being pretty damned wonderful. #notvaguebooking

Apr 3, 2017 at 11:09 PM
Love matters. Kindness matters. I love you all for your kindness. That's all I have to say for right now. Thank you for being pretty damned wonderful. #notvaguebooking
~ from Facebook

UNKNOWN father daughter

at 8:09 PM
UNKNOWN father daughter
~ from Facebook

Most people are so poorly educated on how newspaper journalism works that I regularly see op ed pieces being slapped in comments as "fake news". The entire concept of op ed is simply lost on huge numbers of people. Have we truly got a populace incapable of recognizing the difference between an opinion and a datum?

at 4:09 AM
Most people are so poorly educated on how newspaper journalism works that I regularly see op ed pieces being slapped in comments as "fake news". The entire concept of op ed is simply lost on huge numbers of people. Have we truly got a populace incapable of recognizing the difference between an opinion and a datum?
~ from Facebook

I am reminded of myspace glitter posts, or possibly Olan Mills glamour shots, by all your multicolored backdrops.

Apr 2, 2017 at 10:09 PM
I am reminded of myspace glitter posts, or possibly Olan Mills glamour shots, by all your multicolored backdrops.
~ from Facebook

If you wanted to lure me into a desi-trap, what would you put inside the trap?

at 10:09 PM
If you wanted to lure me into a desi-trap, what would you put inside the trap?
~ from Facebook

April Fools is so yesterday.

at 1:09 AM
April Fools is so yesterday.
~ from Facebook

Where in the world is karma? San Diego.

Apr 1, 2017 at 10:09 PM
Where in the world is karma? San Diego.
~ from Facebook

I'm bound and determined to get well this week.

at 7:09 PM
I'm bound and determined to get well this week.
~ from Facebook

Took several miles of walk with Rhiannon to jumpstart the process of getting well. Found this beautiful reward...

Mar 31, 2017 at 9:09 PM
Took several miles of walk with Rhiannon to jumpstart the process of getting well. Found this beautiful reward...
~ from Facebook

If vampires don't breathe, how do they talk?

at 4:09 AM
If vampires don't breathe, how do they talk?
~ from Facebook

Screens, screens, everywhere a screen, breaking up the scenery, breaking my mind. Do this, don't do that.

Mar 30, 2017 at 3:09 AM
Screens, screens, everywhere a screen, breaking up the scenery, breaking my mind. Do this, don't do that.
~ from Facebook

UUUUUNAGI... #rossgellerismyspiritanimal

at 3:09 AM
UUUUUNAGI... #rossgellerismyspiritanimal
~ from Facebook

Is there anyone local I can borrow an iPad from for a few hours? I'm in a super rush but I'd return it after I test a website...

Mar 28, 2017 at 6:09 PM
Is there anyone local I can borrow an iPad from for a few hours? I'm in a super rush but I'd return it after I test a website...
~ from Facebook

It's hard to take part in the awesome name game hijinks when you do not have a middle name.

Mar 26, 2017 at 4:09 AM
It's hard to take part in the awesome name game hijinks when you do not have a middle name.
~ from Facebook

Maybe I should rename Claire. With how often I've had to get her to stop flaunting her ass at me recently, she should be named Kardashian.

Mar 25, 2017 at 4:09 AM
Maybe I should rename Claire. With how often I've had to get her to stop flaunting her ass at me recently, she should be named Kardashian.
~ from Facebook

There is danger in lumping any group of people together under any label and boxing that aside in your head as taped.

Mar 24, 2017 at 4:09 AM
There is danger in lumping any group of people together under any label and boxing that aside in your head as taped.
~ from Facebook

Erika is a totally kick ass friend.

Mar 23, 2017 at 4:09 AM
Erika is a totally kick ass friend.
~ from Facebook

When I attended public school as a child, there was still a paddle on the wall in the principal's office. Parents that didn't use corporal punishment were expected to tell the teacher their wishes ahead of time. When I was a girl, juice boxes didn't exist, and you could have cut off your finger with the sharp edges on the tin cans that juice came in. The straws at corner stores and gas stations were still mostly paper. You had to go to the arcade to play a video game. You could go into a candy store with five cents and buy something. Some candy stores even still had a penny candy bin. It was total crap but for a penny, who cared? Roller skates were the height of cool. Skateboards weren't. My entire generation played outside together, even the toddlers, unsupervised except older siblings, and looked out for each other. Things like tag, mother may I, Simon says, and hopscotch. Oh, hopscotch. Your afternoon was looking up if you had chalk and something to throw. If there was a jumprope, it was EPIC. I may not enjoy being forty but I'm DAMN sure glad I didn't grow up in Gen Y or later... you poor SOBs had to do all your playing indoors. Latchkey parenting might not have been totally healthy, but at least we didn't have the helicopter parents that most millennials did.

Mar 22, 2017 at 5:09 AM
When I attended public school as a child, there was still a paddle on the wall in the principal's office. Parents that didn't use corporal punishment were expected to tell the teacher their wishes ahead of time. When I was a girl, juice boxes didn't exist, and you could have cut off your finger with the sharp edges on the tin cans that juice came in. The straws at corner stores and gas stations were still mostly paper. You had to go to the arcade to play a video game. You could go into a candy store with five cents and buy something. Some candy stores even still had a penny candy bin. It was total crap but for a penny, who cared? Roller skates were the height of cool. Skateboards weren't. My entire generation played outside together, even the toddlers, unsupervised except older siblings, and looked out for each other. Things like tag, mother may I, Simon says, and hopscotch. Oh, hopscotch. Your afternoon was looking up if you had chalk and something to throw. If there was a jumprope, it was EPIC. I may not enjoy being forty but I'm DAMN sure glad I didn't grow up in Gen Y or later... you poor SOBs had to do all your playing indoors. Latchkey parenting might not have been totally healthy, but at least we didn't have the helicopter parents that most millennials did.
~ from Facebook

One word to describe your current mood?

at 4:09 AM
One word to describe your current mood?
~ from Facebook

Aurora's age + Miranda's age = my age.

Mar 21, 2017 at 7:09 PM
Aurora's age + Miranda's age = my age.
~ from Facebook

No sugar no nasty carbs and no gluten for over a month. Being sick has made me extremely good at sticking to my diet goals.

at 7:09 PM
No sugar no nasty carbs and no gluten for over a month. Being sick has made me extremely good at sticking to my diet goals.
~ from Facebook

Social media companies need to get way better at clearing up and turning "legacy" all the accounts of deceased persons. It's strange and depressing how often someone I know to be dead gets hacked and sends me spam.

at 6:09 PM
Social media companies need to get way better at clearing up and turning "legacy" all the accounts of deceased persons. It's strange and depressing how often someone I know to be dead gets hacked and sends me spam.
~ from Facebook

What do you call the opposite of kindness?

Mar 20, 2017 at 4:09 AM
What do you call the opposite of kindness?
~ from Facebook

I'm finally seeing the light at the end of my illness tunnel. New scrip seems to be actually working. Holy cow.

at 4:09 AM
I'm finally seeing the light at the end of my illness tunnel. New scrip seems to be actually working. Holy cow.
~ from Facebook

"Fat of the land" is a phrase that baffles me... not in its origins as much as in why it stayed in common use. It's such a weird image in your head.

Mar 17, 2017 at 4:09 AM
"Fat of the land" is a phrase that baffles me... not in its origins as much as in why it stayed in common use. It's such a weird image in your head.
~ from Facebook

A twenty pound cat that won't get off your lap all day is equal to a four hundred pound cat for five minutes.

Mar 15, 2017 at 3:09 AM
A twenty pound cat that won't get off your lap all day is equal to a four hundred pound cat for five minutes.
~ from Facebook

Seriously, that petition to end daylight savings sounds good to me. At least in the Fall.

Mar 14, 2017 at 7:09 PM
Seriously, that petition to end daylight savings sounds good to me. At least in the Fall.
~ from Facebook

My guess is that pole vaulting was an accidental discovery in the midst of hunting with spears. "Oops! I'm smack in the center of the lions... how did that happen?"

Mar 13, 2017 at 12:09 AM
My guess is that pole vaulting was an accidental discovery in the midst of hunting with spears. "Oops! I'm smack in the center of the lions... how did that happen?"
~ from Facebook

We need a word as simple and concise as "Nazi" for anti-Muslim haters.

Mar 12, 2017 at 6:09 PM
We need a word as simple and concise as "Nazi" for anti-Muslim haters.
~ from Facebook

I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's rain.

Mar 11, 2017 at 10:09 PM
I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's rain.
~ from Facebook

Whatever you go through in life, you always have the future to look forward to. Whatever may be bringing you down, you will survive it and you will have sunny days again. #DontVaguebookIfYouDontWantPeptalks

Mar 10, 2017 at 4:09 PM
Whatever you go through in life, you always have the future to look forward to. Whatever may be bringing you down, you will survive it and you will have sunny days again. #DontVaguebookIfYouDontWantPeptalks
~ from Facebook

My favorite pair of jeans.

Mar 6, 2017 at 3:09 PM
My favorite pair of jeans.
~ from Facebook

It's crazy to me that any government is considering a move back toward more coal. Especially ours. We move forward. New energy options emerge regularly. Costa Rica uses geothermal. And we have Yellowstone. Some countries use mostly solar. And we have a vast desert in constant sun. Why on earth is there talk of becoming more COAL dependent, rather than moving towards cleaner energy.

at 3:09 PM
It's crazy to me that any government is considering a move back toward more coal. Especially ours. We move forward. New energy options emerge regularly. Costa Rica uses geothermal. And we have Yellowstone. Some countries use mostly solar. And we have a vast desert in constant sun. Why on earth is there talk of becoming more COAL dependent, rather than moving towards cleaner energy.
~ from Facebook

I need a new lawn guy. Recommendation?

Mar 5, 2017 at 11:09 PM
I need a new lawn guy. Recommendation?
~ from Facebook

Watching this rerun of the Red Scare is surreal.

at 1:09 PM
Watching this rerun of the Red Scare is surreal.
~ from Facebook

I've never been this busy. All while pretty darn ill. Blech.

Mar 4, 2017 at 11:09 PM
I've never been this busy. All while pretty darn ill. Blech.
~ from Facebook

Aurora's two works in progress...

Feb 28, 2017 at 7:09 PM
Aurora's two works in progress...
~ from Facebook

Anyone I know have a bad reaction to diatomaceous earth?

Feb 24, 2017 at 11:29 AM
Anyone I know have a bad reaction to diatomaceous earth?
~ from Facebook

Working on my project through a rough touch of cold. Hard to direct the team when I can barely speak. Email it is. I'd like if there were someone to make me tea, but my loved ones are all afoot on adventures, aka work of their own... It's strange to be so distant from most of my friends. Facebook keeps it from being noticeable with the notable exception of when I feel ill.

Feb 22, 2017 at 6:49 PM
Working on my project through a rough touch of cold. Hard to direct the team when I can barely speak. Email it is. I'd like if there were someone to make me tea, but my loved ones are all afoot on adventures, aka work of their own... It's strange to be so distant from most of my friends. Facebook keeps it from being noticeable with the notable exception of when I feel ill.
~ from Facebook

Every flea treatment leaves Claire pissed at me for weeks. So, at best, when she's in a great mood otherwise, I can expect her to hate me about half the time.

at 11:06 AM
Every flea treatment leaves Claire pissed at me for weeks. So, at best, when she's in a great mood otherwise, I can expect her to hate me about half the time.
~ from Facebook

There is a serious shortage of ice cream in my fridge. #firstworldproblem #somanysprouts #whatwasithinkingbuyingnothingbutveggies

Feb 19, 2017 at 4:57 PM
There is a serious shortage of ice cream in my fridge. #firstworldproblem #somanysprouts #whatwasithinkingbuyingnothingbutveggies
~ from Facebook

I must say I don't quite get why so many people get down in the dumps about Mondays, or get excited about Fridays. But perhaps that's because when you're self-employed every day is Wednesday, mid-week with lots left to do.

Feb 17, 2017 at 10:53 AM
I must say I don't quite get why so many people get down in the dumps about Mondays, or get excited about Fridays. But perhaps that's because when you're self-employed every day is Wednesday, mid-week with lots left to do.
~ from Facebook
at 9:33 AM

~ from Facebook

My dentist has THIS picture up on her wall. #youvegottobekidding

Feb 15, 2017 at 9:20 AM
My dentist has THIS picture up on her wall. #youvegottobekidding
~ from Facebook

My life is a very busy place. I like busy. Busy getting things done is good.

Feb 14, 2017 at 5:57 PM
My life is a very busy place. I like busy. Busy getting things done is good.
~ from Facebook

If I recall my childhood education correctly, the original Valentine married people in secret who weren't legally allowed to, especially those in jail. So, you're celebrating a rogue priest willing to overlook a few laws... but you're mostly celebrating love, and the hope and love of it. So, yeah. Don't marry any cons, tho. Unless you know what you're getting into...

at 2:12 PM
If I recall my childhood education correctly, the original Valentine married people in secret who weren't legally allowed to, especially those in jail. So, you're celebrating a rogue priest willing to overlook a few laws... but you're mostly celebrating love, and the hope and love of it. So, yeah. Don't marry any cons, tho. Unless you know what you're getting into...
~ from Facebook
Feb 12, 2017 at 3:07 PM

~ from Facebook

I've been alive for forty years. It's not freaking me out. It's motivating me, giving me perspective on how much time I have left and how much more I need to get done. It's stimulating. I think most crises of age result from the concept of eighty years, a life span, becoming utterly comprehensible. At forty, you've experienced as much time as you have ahead, in all likelihood. They call it over the hill. I would like to think it's over the foothills and finally climbing the mountain.

at 9:35 AM
I've been alive for forty years. It's not freaking me out. It's motivating me, giving me perspective on how much time I have left and how much more I need to get done. It's stimulating. I think most crises of age result from the concept of eighty years, a life span, becoming utterly comprehensible. At forty, you've experienced as much time as you have ahead, in all likelihood. They call it over the hill. I would like to think it's over the foothills and finally climbing the mountain.
~ from Facebook

It is impossibly for anyone to see your point when you're angry, yelling, spitting fire. If you want to be effective, simmer down, form a good debate in your head, and tackle changing minds one at a time. While it feels great to rage against the opposition, no minds will be changed until you do what it takes to effectively communicate your truth.

Feb 11, 2017 at 3:43 PM
It is impossibly for anyone to see your point when you're angry, yelling, spitting fire. If you want to be effective, simmer down, form a good debate in your head, and tackle changing minds one at a time. While it feels great to rage against the opposition, no minds will be changed until you do what it takes to effectively communicate your truth.
~ from Facebook

Every day that we each stop ourselves from posting about the populus' political frenzy is a minor miracle. Well done, those of you who make it through Facebook today without engaging in melodrama. Well done.

Feb 9, 2017 at 11:09 AM
Every day that we each stop ourselves from posting about the populus' political frenzy is a minor miracle. Well done, those of you who make it through Facebook today without engaging in melodrama. Well done.
~ from Facebook

Bravery is speaking up when others would shut you up.

at 6:08 AM
Bravery is speaking up when others would shut you up.
~ from Facebook

Bravery is telling a private story in front of a crowd.

at 12:43 AM
Bravery is telling a private story in front of a crowd.
~ from Facebook

I remember a time I felt completely alone in life, I thought I had no friends in this world. It's been many years in the making, but I have a pretty lovely, full life now. If you feel empty-handed or lonely, persevere. You will some day reach the other side.

Feb 8, 2017 at 9:21 AM
I remember a time I felt completely alone in life, I thought I had no friends in this world. It's been many years in the making, but I have a pretty lovely, full life now. If you feel empty-handed or lonely, persevere. You will some day reach the other side.
~ from Facebook

People who wanted the Falcons to win are all: #notmysuperbowl

Feb 6, 2017 at 9:53 AM
People who wanted the Falcons to win are all: #notmysuperbowl
~ from Facebook

So far my experience on letting people who aren't family stay at my house for free is 95% negative. (If you think, hey, not me! then you're the other 5%...) So, from now on, if you crash here, I'm charging you lots of money. Probably more than the AirBnB down on the beach would. Statistically, though, it increases the likelihood that we're going to LOVE having you around.

Feb 5, 2017 at 2:58 PM
So far my experience on letting people who aren't family stay at my house for free is 95% negative. (If you think, hey, not me! then you're the other 5%...) So, from now on, if you crash here, I'm charging you lots of money. Probably more than the AirBnB down on the beach would. Statistically, though, it increases the likelihood that we're going to LOVE having you around.
~ from Facebook

I get weird and obscure on very little sleep. I apologize.

at 3:10 AM
I get weird and obscure on very little sleep. I apologize.
~ from Facebook

For every unkind person there are dozens of good people. Scores. Lots and lots. Don't let your view of the world be filtered through negativity because the truth is, you're pretty amazing. And so are you. And you. And you. And you (etc ad nauseum)...

Feb 4, 2017 at 12:13 AM
For every unkind person there are dozens of good people. Scores. Lots and lots. Don't let your view of the world be filtered through negativity because the truth is, you're pretty amazing. And so are you. And you. And you. And you (etc ad nauseum)...
~ from Facebook

USING ONLY ONE WORD! It's not easy! Please play and share! 1. Where is your cell phone? Desk 2. Your hair? Wild 3. Your dad? RVing 4. Your other half? Sleepy 5. Your favorite food? Thai 6.Your dream last night? Calm 7. Your favorite drink? Water 8. Fear? Scorpions 9. Favorite shoes? Clogs 10. Favorite way to relax? Read 11. Your mood? Busy 12. Your home away from home? Brasilito 13. Where were you last night? Nephew 14. Something that you aren't? Suave 15. Muffins? Nope. 16. Wish list item? Books. 17. Where you grew up? Earth. 18. Last thing you did? Code. 19. What are you wearing now? Black. 20. Your TV? Precarious. 21. Your pets? Lazy. 22. Friends? Always. 23. Life? Future. 24. Regrets? Pointless. 25. Missing someone? Dozens. Copy and paste on your wall, and replace my answers with your own responses.

Feb 2, 2017 at 12:20 PM
USING ONLY ONE WORD! It's not easy! Please play and share! 1. Where is your cell phone? Desk 2. Your hair? Wild 3. Your dad? RVing 4. Your other half? Sleepy 5. Your favorite food? Thai 6.Your dream last night? Calm 7. Your favorite drink? Water 8. Fear? Scorpions 9. Favorite shoes? Clogs 10. Favorite way to relax? Read 11. Your mood? Busy 12. Your home away from home? Brasilito 13. Where were you last night? Nephew 14. Something that you aren't? Suave 15. Muffins? Nope. 16. Wish list item? Books. 17. Where you grew up? Earth. 18. Last thing you did? Code. 19. What are you wearing now? Black. 20. Your TV? Precarious. 21. Your pets? Lazy. 22. Friends? Always. 23. Life? Future. 24. Regrets? Pointless. 25. Missing someone? Dozens. Copy and paste on your wall, and replace my answers with your own responses.
~ from Facebook

2. What is the worst thing you have written? There are times I write something that I think is deep and it just turns out moody, whiny or bombastic. Delete!! #authorconfessions

at 12:55 AM
2. What is the worst thing you have written? There are times I write something that I think is deep and it just turns out moody, whiny or bombastic. Delete!! #authorconfessions
~ from Facebook

1. What do you listen to while writing? Silence or the hum of crowds. #authorconfessions

at 12:53 AM
1. What do you listen to while writing? Silence or the hum of crowds. #authorconfessions
~ from Facebook

Zach got us a present.

Jan 31, 2017 at 8:38 PM
Zach got us a present.
~ from Facebook
at 7:50 PM

~ from Facebook

Squirrel!

at 12:15 AM
Squirrel!
~ from Facebook

"Just saying" is a huge cop out. If you can't be responsible for the hurt that your words cause, you shouldn't be saying them at all. "Just saying" my big patootie. Wear that offensive statement, rebuttal or snide snarky sly comment. Wear it, own it. If you don't want to, then don't say it.

Jan 30, 2017 at 4:16 PM
"Just saying" is a huge cop out. If you can't be responsible for the hurt that your words cause, you shouldn't be saying them at all. "Just saying" my big patootie. Wear that offensive statement, rebuttal or snide snarky sly comment. Wear it, own it. If you don't want to, then don't say it.
~ from Facebook

The guy doesn't read, right? So... someone just needs to: (what)

at 10:55 AM
The guy doesn't read, right? So... someone just needs to: (what)
~ from Facebook

So far my impression of the miss universe pageant is that Mars and Alpha Centauri are woefully underrepresented. But it's only a few minutes now... maybe I'm wrong.

Jan 29, 2017 at 8:44 PM
So far my impression of the miss universe pageant is that Mars and Alpha Centauri are woefully underrepresented. But it's only a few minutes now... maybe I'm wrong.
~ from Facebook

Tonight's karaoke is making me feel the feels.

Jan 28, 2017 at 9:12 PM
Tonight's karaoke is making me feel the feels.
~ from Facebook

Erika Lance just gave me this little breast implant for my face.

at 6:20 PM
Erika Lance just gave me this little breast implant for my face.
~ from Facebook

Give me a sentence to build a story on. (No, it's not laziness. It's another round of "Stories my Friends Started".)

at 2:48 PM
Give me a sentence to build a story on. (No, it's not laziness. It's another round of "Stories my Friends Started".)
~ from Facebook

I find it unconscionable that so much anti-religious action took place on Holocaust Remembrance Day. Do we so easily forget what happens when you decide a religious group is the reason for your society's ills?

at 1:02 PM
I find it unconscionable that so much anti-religious action took place on Holocaust Remembrance Day. Do we so easily forget what happens when you decide a religious group is the reason for your society's ills?
~ from Facebook

Note to self: Do not mimic the didgeridoo again until my dental stitches are out.

at 10:28 AM
Note to self: Do not mimic the didgeridoo again until my dental stitches are out.
~ from Facebook

I currently blog in six places so if you happen to say "nice blog post" to me then please, for my sanity, specify where.

Jan 27, 2017 at 2:36 PM
I currently blog in six places so if you happen to say "nice blog post" to me then please, for my sanity, specify where.
~ from Facebook

Tragedy has struck. At some point today I lost track of a latte. I will be accepting condolence cards until my next cup of coffee tomorrow morning.

Jan 26, 2017 at 11:12 PM
Tragedy has struck. At some point today I lost track of a latte. I will be accepting condolence cards until my next cup of coffee tomorrow morning.
~ from Facebook

I can talk again. And boy, do I plan to use it.

at 8:36 PM
I can talk again. And boy, do I plan to use it.
~ from Facebook

If I had been asked to write the script for a movie called, "The Purge" it would have been an hour and a half of watching a woman delete all the Facebook/instagram friends who didn't stick with her after a divorce. Side characters include: the buoyant gay friend who says "fuck them!" regularly throughout the film, with different meanings each time; the been-there divorcee friend who hands her a glass of wine and repeatedly tells oneupmanship stories that are worse than our female lead's revelations, and a puppy that barks at the ex-husband's profile picture every time she relapsed into worrying about the cheating shmuck. The climax would be a surprise friend request from his psychotic whore of a girlfriend, and the drama around that and the deleting of said request and the end of the third act would be the buying of tickets for a dog-friendly mixed orientation singles cruise for all of them. I would have gone to see that film.

at 4:26 PM
If I had been asked to write the script for a movie called, "The Purge" it would have been an hour and a half of watching a woman delete all the Facebook/instagram friends who didn't stick with her after a divorce. Side characters include: the buoyant gay friend who says "fuck them!" regularly throughout the film, with different meanings each time; the been-there divorcee friend who hands her a glass of wine and repeatedly tells oneupmanship stories that are worse than our female lead's revelations, and a puppy that barks at the ex-husband's profile picture every time she relapsed into worrying about the cheating shmuck. The climax would be a surprise friend request from his psychotic whore of a girlfriend, and the drama around that and the deleting of said request and the end of the third act would be the buying of tickets for a dog-friendly mixed orientation singles cruise for all of them. I would have gone to see that film.
~ from Facebook

I miss this person and this dog.

at 1:02 PM
I miss this person and this dog.
~ from Facebook

Top ten results for my search for how to resolve my double chin? Six relate to photoshopping it out. Four remaining? Three of them talk about me not liking my selfie due to double chin. Seriously? Are we that vain as a society? I want to figure out which muscles I'm not using and exercise them -- just want a list of exercises. I do not want a dose of shaming and how to make myself appear better in photos. Ugh.

Jan 25, 2017 at 3:45 PM
Top ten results for my search for how to resolve my double chin? Six relate to photoshopping it out. Four remaining? Three of them talk about me not liking my selfie due to double chin. Seriously? Are we that vain as a society? I want to figure out which muscles I'm not using and exercise them -- just want a list of exercises. I do not want a dose of shaming and how to make myself appear better in photos. Ugh.
~ from Facebook
at 2:52 PM

~ from Facebook

Rori: "Bye!" Zack: "When are you going to be back?" Rori: "Yes!" Zack: "Okay!" Not with the listening so much, but at least she's got lots of zeal.

at 12:51 PM
Rori: "Bye!" Zack: "When are you going to be back?" Rori: "Yes!" Zack: "Okay!" Not with the listening so much, but at least she's got lots of zeal.
~ from Facebook

Checking amongst my friends. Raise your hand here (comment) if you and your spouse are BOTH in traditional gender roles in a traditional marriage. (Aka as the man you earn all the income and do all of the heavy labor, and she cooks meals and cleans the house and has hobbies but no job.) If not, who is very close to them? Anyone still traditional but completely switched? Very curious. And interested in your thoughts. How many traditional families do you actually know?

Jan 24, 2017 at 10:44 AM
Checking amongst my friends. Raise your hand here (comment) if you and your spouse are BOTH in traditional gender roles in a traditional marriage. (Aka as the man you earn all the income and do all of the heavy labor, and she cooks meals and cleans the house and has hobbies but no job.) If not, who is very close to them? Anyone still traditional but completely switched? Very curious. And interested in your thoughts. How many traditional families do you actually know?
~ from Facebook

"Really kind people will give lots and lot and lots of chances to those they love. But, eventually, everyone runs out of runway and the plane has to take off or it crashes." - advice I had to give recently

Jan 23, 2017 at 8:09 PM
"Really kind people will give lots and lot and lots of chances to those they love. But, eventually, everyone runs out of runway and the plane has to take off or it crashes." - advice I had to give recently
~ from Facebook

Clementine has decided that the moving of the laundry pile is no reason she should move. She's purring like crazy.

at 12:53 AM
Clementine has decided that the moving of the laundry pile is no reason she should move. She's purring like crazy.
~ from Facebook

It pains me to see the people so successfully divided. Someone is moving onto the next stage of their plan right about now. And it has nothing to do with what we're seeing in ANY news. I'm not saying that either side is deluded. I'm saying that the divide serves someone's purposes and was orchestrated. It's always orchestrated. If I could see the bigger picture better, I would tell you who. But, perhaps all that needs doing is to follow the money. All comments that are partisan in ANY way will be deleted.

at 12:13 AM
It pains me to see the people so successfully divided. Someone is moving onto the next stage of their plan right about now. And it has nothing to do with what we're seeing in ANY news. I'm not saying that either side is deluded. I'm saying that the divide serves someone's purposes and was orchestrated. It's always orchestrated. If I could see the bigger picture better, I would tell you who. But, perhaps all that needs doing is to follow the money. All comments that are partisan in ANY way will be deleted.
~ from Facebook

It pains me to see the people so successfully divided. Someone is moving onto the next stage of their plan right about now. And it has nothing to do with what we're seeing in ANY news. I'm not saying that either side is deluded. I'm saying that the divide serves someone's purposes and was orchestrated. It's always orchestrated. If I could see the bigger picture better, I would tell you who. But, perhaps all that needs doing is to follow the money. All comments that are partisan in ANY way will be deleted.

at 12:13 AM
It pains me to see the people so successfully divided. Someone is moving onto the next stage of their plan right about now. And it has nothing to do with what we're seeing in ANY news. I'm not saying that either side is deluded. I'm saying that the divide serves someone's purposes and was orchestrated. It's always orchestrated. If I could see the bigger picture better, I would tell you who. But, perhaps all that needs doing is to follow the money. All comments that are partisan in ANY way will be deleted.
~ from Facebook

An authentic Cuba libre - Mexican coca-cola and Cuban rum.

Jan 22, 2017 at 6:41 PM
An authentic Cuba libre - Mexican coca-cola and Cuban rum.
~ from Facebook

Getting ready for the storm. In other news, my brand of wine is called "red".

at 5:05 PM
Getting ready for the storm. In other news, my brand of wine is called "red".
~ from Facebook

All my friends are heathens... I must say I love this song. Don't judge!

at 4:26 PM
All my friends are heathens... I must say I love this song. Don't judge!
~ from Facebook

I love the differences that make us great. Differences of culture, creed, passion, virtue, and opinion. All vying for top placement in this huge bazaar of information.

at 12:13 PM
I love the differences that make us great. Differences of culture, creed, passion, virtue, and opinion. All vying for top placement in this huge bazaar of information.
~ from Facebook

Ever notice how only after you successfully out-argue a point does the other person say "I'm not going to argue"?

at 12:09 AM
Ever notice how only after you successfully out-argue a point does the other person say "I'm not going to argue"?
~ from Facebook
Jan 21, 2017 at 3:01 PM

~ from Facebook

Shit gets real at the dentist. Apparently I need a whole new mouth or something.

at 12:33 PM
Shit gets real at the dentist. Apparently I need a whole new mouth or something.
~ from Facebook

To be silent in the face of discrimination is itself a form of complicitness. ~ Lynn Waddell - marching tomorrow in DC

Jan 20, 2017 at 10:14 PM
To be silent in the face of discrimination is itself a form of complicitness. ~ Lynn Waddell - marching tomorrow in DC
~ from Facebook

Erika Lance being fricking hilarious.

at 9:54 PM
Erika Lance being fricking hilarious.
~ from Facebook

Ross Tarr speaking at The Dawn of the Donald.

at 9:49 PM
Ross Tarr speaking at The Dawn of the Donald.
~ from Facebook

Erika Lance reading "I am Donald Trump's Angry Toupee" at The Dawn of the Donald.

at 9:44 PM
Erika Lance reading "I am Donald Trump's Angry Toupee" at The Dawn of the Donald.
~ from Facebook

Lisa Luella Kirchner speaking at The Dawn of The Donald.

at 9:17 PM
Lisa Luella Kirchner speaking at The Dawn of The Donald.
~ from Facebook
at 8:04 PM

~ from Facebook

Dawn of the Donald launch party...

at 7:55 PM
Dawn of the Donald launch party...
~ from Facebook

Lalaland is already absolutely my favorite film for 2017.

at 12:35 AM
Lalaland is already absolutely my favorite film for 2017.
~ from Facebook

Zack's Xmas gift finally arrived. Anyone know what it is?

Jan 19, 2017 at 1:01 PM
Zack's Xmas gift finally arrived. Anyone know what it is?
~ from Facebook

If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends, you talk to your enemies. ~ Moshe Dayan

at 12:17 PM
If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends, you talk to your enemies. ~ Moshe Dayan
~ from Facebook

Our first thoughts on the new show "Teachers" - why are ALL the represented teachers light-skinned women? It's unrepresentative of reality. So... if the show is more diverse than that, why aren't we seeing that in their ads? Racist and sexist much?

at 12:06 AM
Our first thoughts on the new show "Teachers" - why are ALL the represented teachers light-skinned women? It's unrepresentative of reality. So... if the show is more diverse than that, why aren't we seeing that in their ads? Racist and sexist much?
~ from Facebook

How I write most of my political posts... First, I see someone else's post and find a huge logical fallacy in their words, but rather than comment, I for whatever reason, decide that direct rebuttal is rude. This is followed by half an hour of reasoning out in my clearest and most concise language what I feel the best expression of that truth is. The final step is either a) I post it and feel the immediate wrath of people I previously thought sane, along with bearing the slings of outrageous trolls that I have never met or b) I discard my post, and hope I can find a way to change minds through my books instead.

Jan 17, 2017 at 1:28 PM
How I write most of my political posts... First, I see someone else's post and find a huge logical fallacy in their words, but rather than comment, I for whatever reason, decide that direct rebuttal is rude. This is followed by half an hour of reasoning out in my clearest and most concise language what I feel the best expression of that truth is. The final step is either a) I post it and feel the immediate wrath of people I previously thought sane, along with bearing the slings of outrageous trolls that I have never met or b) I discard my post, and hope I can find a way to change minds through my books instead.
~ from Facebook

The man went out on a day trip to find a bottle of a rare liqueur produced by monks in France. My takeaway? The substance, Chartreuse, is enjoyable despite that it tastes like it would make a fantastic facial toner.

Jan 16, 2017 at 9:55 PM
The man went out on a day trip to find a bottle of a rare liqueur produced by monks in France. My takeaway? The substance, Chartreuse, is enjoyable despite that it tastes like it would make a fantastic facial toner.
~ from Facebook

As a little girl, littering was amongst the highest crimes in my world. It was worse than theft, because you might be badly enough in need to have to steal to survive. It was worse than violence, because you might have a just reason to defend yourself against evil. It was worse than most because there was never any good reason to leave your trash on the ground, to pollute the world with your trash. I'm not entirely convinced that my internal moral compass has actually changed, but maybe that's a good thing. I'm pretty sure the biggest criminals in the world are global polluters, anyway.

at 6:42 PM
As a little girl, littering was amongst the highest crimes in my world. It was worse than theft, because you might be badly enough in need to have to steal to survive. It was worse than violence, because you might have a just reason to defend yourself against evil. It was worse than most because there was never any good reason to leave your trash on the ground, to pollute the world with your trash. I'm not entirely convinced that my internal moral compass has actually changed, but maybe that's a good thing. I'm pretty sure the biggest criminals in the world are global polluters, anyway.
~ from Facebook
Jan 15, 2017 at 5:24 PM

~ from Facebook

(Unless you wax your legs please ignore this thread.) Alright ladies: About half the hair on my legs has already grown back out from the last waxing... less than two weeks later. Does that mean that they waxed me incorrectly? It's as if I just shaved at home...

at 11:14 AM
(Unless you wax your legs please ignore this thread.) Alright ladies: About half the hair on my legs has already grown back out from the last waxing... less than two weeks later. Does that mean that they waxed me incorrectly? It's as if I just shaved at home...
~ from Facebook

I voice text like a crazy person. In real life, I think I enunciate just fine, but when I am voice texting while otherwise engaged, it sounds like I am totally mental. All the wrong words get sent. I end up sending six or seven texts to explain the one that I just sent that makes me sound insane. Does anyone else have trouble with voice texting not understanding at all what they are saying?

Jan 14, 2017 at 12:26 PM
I voice text like a crazy person. In real life, I think I enunciate just fine, but when I am voice texting while otherwise engaged, it sounds like I am totally mental. All the wrong words get sent. I end up sending six or seven texts to explain the one that I just sent that makes me sound insane. Does anyone else have trouble with voice texting not understanding at all what they are saying?
~ from Facebook

My beautiful cousin Megan, and her gorgeous boy Malik. They are loved and missed.

Jan 13, 2017 at 9:15 PM
My beautiful cousin Megan, and her gorgeous boy Malik. They are loved and missed.
~ from Facebook

We ended up here when it was not open but I just wanted to show you 801 Main St. in Lakeland which is amazing.

at 3:42 PM
We ended up here when it was not open but I just wanted to show you 801 Main St. in Lakeland which is amazing.
~ from Facebook

Anyone wish to hazard a guess what kind of plant I am sheltered beneath?

at 2:41 PM
Anyone wish to hazard a guess what kind of plant I am sheltered beneath?
~ from Facebook

Lakeland is full of surprises.

at 2:35 PM
Lakeland is full of surprises.
~ from Facebook
Jan 11, 2017 at 6:50 PM

~ from Facebook

Missing me some kiddos.

at 12:34 PM
Missing me some kiddos.
~ from Facebook

Orlando feels like it was born yesterday to me, cultureless by design, sapped of personality. Doesn't mean I don't wish I had time for Disney while I am here. #walkingdichotomy

at 11:44 AM
Orlando feels like it was born yesterday to me, cultureless by design, sapped of personality. Doesn't mean I don't wish I had time for Disney while I am here. #walkingdichotomy
~ from Facebook

We were discussing what makes Tampa famous, and strip clubs came up. I totally love that when I mentioned Mons Venus to my boyfriend, he had to look it up on yelp, having never heard of it. Lol!

Jan 9, 2017 at 6:19 PM
We were discussing what makes Tampa famous, and strip clubs came up. I totally love that when I mentioned Mons Venus to my boyfriend, he had to look it up on yelp, having never heard of it. Lol!
~ from Facebook

The Capitol theater just topped its previous record for how inconsiderate it could be. One-way high-traffic alleyway? Dangerously blocked off, with cones NOT visible from entryway, for no reason except someone wanted to park close by, causing two-way blind traffic. I have just witnessed three separate incidents of people narrowly avoiding accidents. Road? Blocked off, for no better reason than so someone's trailer could be parked there. Box office? Still closed to walk up traffic. I'll bet, tonight, they will even have all of the good parking spaces downtown blocked off again. It's like they want the locals to hate them. I just spent 25 minutes trying to park to get coffee and gave up.

Jan 7, 2017 at 12:23 PM
The Capitol theater just topped its previous record for how inconsiderate it could be. One-way high-traffic alleyway? Dangerously blocked off, with cones NOT visible from entryway, for no reason except someone wanted to park close by, causing two-way blind traffic. I have just witnessed three separate incidents of people narrowly avoiding accidents. Road? Blocked off, for no better reason than so someone's trailer could be parked there. Box office? Still closed to walk up traffic. I'll bet, tonight, they will even have all of the good parking spaces downtown blocked off again. It's like they want the locals to hate them. I just spent 25 minutes trying to park to get coffee and gave up.
~ from Facebook

It's very blustery out today. If it's this crappy in Florida, it must be really cold and gross up north.

at 11:52 AM
It's very blustery out today. If it's this crappy in Florida, it must be really cold and gross up north.
~ from Facebook

I lost fifteen pounds over the holidays from the stress. I've put on five again. I didn't need them, but I'm at least glad the holiday stress is over.

at 9:53 AM
I lost fifteen pounds over the holidays from the stress. I've put on five again. I didn't need them, but I'm at least glad the holiday stress is over.
~ from Facebook

I just worked out that my Darth Vader car charger has volume settings. I have now set him for as loud as possible. This should get me all the way home in a glorious mood.

Jan 5, 2017 at 9:27 PM
I just worked out that my Darth Vader car charger has volume settings. I have now set him for as loud as possible. This should get me all the way home in a glorious mood.
~ from Facebook

My car insurance - the lowest I can possibly get from anywhere, believe me I've tried - is more than my rent was, even adjusted for inflation, on my first solo apartment. THAT is what happens when you mandate insurance through a governing body.

at 3:34 PM
My car insurance - the lowest I can possibly get from anywhere, believe me I've tried - is more than my rent was, even adjusted for inflation, on my first solo apartment. THAT is what happens when you mandate insurance through a governing body.
~ from Facebook

Homonym confusion is one of the most common internet stupidities. I cannot tell you how often I've run across people fiercely debated long sleeves versus no sleeves, thinking they were talking about the 2nd amendment. #barearms

at 1:23 PM
Homonym confusion is one of the most common internet stupidities. I cannot tell you how often I've run across people fiercely debated long sleeves versus no sleeves, thinking they were talking about the 2nd amendment. #barearms
~ from Facebook

I am sad to announce the death today of 198.168.1.1, a Florida device. Originally from Hewlett-Packard, 198.168.1.1 moved to Fry's Electronics in LA at a young age, where he was rescued and joined his adopted family of HP products at the Matlock home. He served in the great photo scan of 2012, the infamous email printout of 2014, moved four times, and everything seemed fine until a scanner-copier seizure in 2015 disabled 198.168.1.1 at which point he retired to the side desk. He is survived by a large family of other pieces of HP office equipment, most of whom are older than he was. He died dramatically and loudly on January 3rd, 2017 of roller failure, while surrounded by his fellows, attempting to print out one last barcode despite his age. He was living on borrowed toner toward the end. 198.168.1.1 will not be missed.

at 11:53 AM
I am sad to announce the death today of 198.168.1.1, a Florida device. Originally from Hewlett-Packard, 198.168.1.1 moved to Fry's Electronics in LA at a young age, where he was rescued and joined his adopted family of HP products at the Matlock home. He served in the great photo scan of 2012, the infamous email printout of 2014, moved four times, and everything seemed fine until a scanner-copier seizure in 2015 disabled 198.168.1.1 at which point he retired to the side desk. He is survived by a large family of other pieces of HP office equipment, most of whom are older than he was. He died dramatically and loudly on January 3rd, 2017 of roller failure, while surrounded by his fellows, attempting to print out one last barcode despite his age. He was living on borrowed toner toward the end. 198.168.1.1 will not be missed.
~ from Facebook

Sometimes I see someone post something that went viral in 1998 or 2005 or something and I wonder whether or not I'm getting old enough to start seeing history repeat online, or if my friend was just forgetful.

at 1:50 AM
Sometimes I see someone post something that went viral in 1998 or 2005 or something and I wonder whether or not I'm getting old enough to start seeing history repeat online, or if my friend was just forgetful.
~ from Facebook
at 12:47 AM

~ from Facebook
Jan 4, 2017 at 10:56 PM

~ from Facebook

Either I'm a conscientious clothing objector or it's laundry day.

Jan 3, 2017 at 5:19 PM
Either I'm a conscientious clothing objector or it's laundry day.
~ from Facebook

Those small poignant moments matter. Put the phone down and go live them.

at 4:18 PM
Those small poignant moments matter. Put the phone down and go live them.
~ from Facebook

I thought I was crocheting my boyfriend a variable-width scarf, but it turns out I'm just making a very fancy tug-of-war cat toy.

Jan 2, 2017 at 10:34 PM
I thought I was crocheting my boyfriend a variable-width scarf, but it turns out I'm just making a very fancy tug-of-war cat toy.
~ from Facebook

I am rad at remembering useless trivia. But I kind of suck at remembering where I put my keys. It's a bit of a trade off that I would not trade.

Jan 1, 2017 at 5:20 PM
I am rad at remembering useless trivia. But I kind of suck at remembering where I put my keys. It's a bit of a trade off that I would not trade.
~ from Facebook

Tonight we enter Janus's month, the two-faced god, where we sit in limbo at this deadest time of year, with one face to the past and one face forward. This holiday was moved from the Springtime because it serves to provide hope for the future in the coldest, darkest days of the year. Some of you may have lost track of that, since the invention of indoor heating. But... the origins remain. The purpose of this holiday is hope. The future, which rolls ahead of all things and is made entirely of possibility and plans, has no relationship to the measurements that might apply to it. Should you choose to, go ahead and make a wonderful set of resolutions that you attach to our biggest symbol of completion and renewal, New Year's. But remember that underneath it all remains the core truth that you choose hope, that the future is created every day, little by little, and by thee and me. And that after today, there's no looking back, if you truly celebrate in the spirit of the Roman holiday we are observing. #happynewyear #goodbye2017 #hello2017

at 12:50 AM
Tonight we enter Janus's month, the two-faced god, where we sit in limbo at this deadest time of year, with one face to the past and one face forward. This holiday was moved from the Springtime because it serves to provi