Me: Why is there a large assortment of jello on your desk? Zack: ... Me: I just wonder what part of your job requires jello. Zack: The joint strain part?

Dec 3, 2018 at 9:07 PM
Me: Why is there a large assortment of jello on your desk? Zack: ... Me: I just wonder what part of your job requires jello. Zack: The joint strain part?
~ from Facebook

There needs to be a social network training class for grandmas/moms that includes not posting personal messages to the feed, not tagging your work accounts while discussing the veterinarian visit for her dog, and not using other people’s logins while ending every alarmingly loving or gushy comment with “love, mom”.

Dec 2, 2018 at 5:11 PM
There needs to be a social network training class for grandmas/moms that includes not posting personal messages to the feed, not tagging your work accounts while discussing the veterinarian visit for her dog, and not using other people’s logins while ending every alarmingly loving or gushy comment with “love, mom”.
~ from Facebook

Beautiful architecture and my man πŸ™‚

at 1:56 PM
Beautiful architecture and my man πŸ™‚
~ from Facebook

I don’t think it correctly estimated what Zack was holding here. Hee hee.

at 1:11 PM
I don’t think it correctly estimated what Zack was holding here. Hee hee.
~ from Facebook

Having a light brunch quiche that is literally melting in my mouth. Mmm.

Dec 1, 2018 at 9:26 AM
Having a light brunch quiche that is literally melting in my mouth. Mmm.
~ from Facebook

Should Facebook Polls offer more options?

Nov 30, 2018 at 7:34 PM
Should Facebook Polls offer more options?
~ from Facebook

Is anyone going to the wine festival going on at the beach (pier 60) tonight?

at 5:40 PM
Is anyone going to the wine festival going on at the beach (pier 60) tonight?
~ from Facebook

Do I know anyone who can lend me a hose-attaching power washer?

at 4:20 PM
Do I know anyone who can lend me a hose-attaching power washer?
~ from Facebook

Hey guys if you can see and hear the fire truck, pull the hell over. That 10 seconds it takes that truck to wait for you to realize he needs you to pull over could mean life or death for someone. It’s not that important that you get ahead of the fire truck.

Nov 29, 2018 at 1:32 PM
Hey guys if you can see and hear the fire truck, pull the hell over. That 10 seconds it takes that truck to wait for you to realize he needs you to pull over could mean life or death for someone. It’s not that important that you get ahead of the fire truck.
~ from Facebook

Today I did counter food service for the day helping Shelley with her grand opening. Which went off amazingly with lines out to door!!! Those of you who have held down food service jobs for longer than a few days deserve a medal. My head is spinning from remembering orders.

Nov 28, 2018 at 2:15 PM
Today I did counter food service for the day helping Shelley with her grand opening. Which went off amazingly with lines out to door!!! Those of you who have held down food service jobs for longer than a few days deserve a medal. My head is spinning from remembering orders.
~ from Facebook

My wireless earbuds are picking up a Morse code signal. It’s not SOS so I have no idea what it’s saying but it repeats occasionally.

Nov 26, 2018 at 7:32 PM
My wireless earbuds are picking up a Morse code signal. It’s not SOS so I have no idea what it’s saying but it repeats occasionally.
~ from Facebook

Hey dad! We’ve been Facebook friends for ten years today. πŸ™‚

at 10:28 AM
Hey dad! We’ve been Facebook friends for ten years today. πŸ™‚
~ from Facebook

My mothers egg nog has been steadily increasing in alcohol content year over year from slightly flavored with alcohol to this year’s batch, which could probably fuel a lawnmower.

at 12:13 AM
My mothers egg nog has been steadily increasing in alcohol content year over year from slightly flavored with alcohol to this year’s batch, which could probably fuel a lawnmower.
~ from Facebook

I’ve had six pairs of wireless earphones in six months. I’m looking for durable with a long battery life. Anyone have a favorite?

Nov 23, 2018 at 10:36 PM
I’ve had six pairs of wireless earphones in six months. I’m looking for durable with a long battery life. Anyone have a favorite?
~ from Facebook

Playing cards against humanity with three generations. #howtoscarmychildrenforlife

Nov 22, 2018 at 8:43 PM
Playing cards against humanity with three generations. #howtoscarmychildrenforlife
~ from Facebook

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

at 12:44 PM
Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!
~ from Facebook

So... canola oil and lettuce are bad now? Salad is bad?? That’s it. I’m sticking to chocolate and wine.

at 8:32 AM
So... canola oil and lettuce are bad now? Salad is bad?? That’s it. I’m sticking to chocolate and wine.
~ from Facebook

I cannot tell you how much I despise that one of my favorite holidays is slowly getting eaten by Black Friday, which I hereby redub Vendredi Noir.

Nov 21, 2018 at 7:59 PM
I cannot tell you how much I despise that one of my favorite holidays is slowly getting eaten by Black Friday, which I hereby redub Vendredi Noir.
~ from Facebook

Looking forward to a reading from Richard Randall, come on out and join us, read, and enjoy the open mic!

Nov 20, 2018 at 7:09 PM
Looking forward to a reading from Richard Randall, come on out and join us, read, and enjoy the open mic!
~ from Facebook

Okay so I was thinking of having a potluck thanksgiving at my house since I can’t really take enough time off to make all the food myself but it’s still my favorite holiday. If I do this, who would come? You’d need to bring one dish with you and if enough of us get together we could have a pretty low key but fun holiday plus I’d do all your cleanup. Any takers?

Nov 19, 2018 at 12:07 AM
Okay so I was thinking of having a potluck thanksgiving at my house since I can’t really take enough time off to make all the food myself but it’s still my favorite holiday. If I do this, who would come? You’d need to bring one dish with you and if enough of us get together we could have a pretty low key but fun holiday plus I’d do all your cleanup. Any takers?
~ from Facebook

Ten straight hours of writing. 18,732 words. Got past a big story problem that’s been nagging me for weeks. I guess I need writeathons more often. Heading home now though. Burned out.

Nov 18, 2018 at 8:10 PM
Ten straight hours of writing. 18,732 words. Got past a big story problem that’s been nagging me for weeks. I guess I need writeathons more often. Heading home now though. Burned out.
~ from Facebook

Chirp chirp.

at 9:52 AM
Chirp chirp.
~ from Facebook

I ran into an ex at a coffee shop again. For those of you keeping track, that’s time number 8,412.

at 9:38 AM
I ran into an ex at a coffee shop again. For those of you keeping track, that’s time number 8,412.
~ from Facebook

I may be glued to my pillow. I haven’t tested the theory. Not sure I will.

Nov 17, 2018 at 11:40 AM
I may be glued to my pillow. I haven’t tested the theory. Not sure I will.
~ from Facebook
Nov 15, 2018 at 8:40 PM

~ from Facebook

My daughter just declared that she’s too old for me to still watch her sleep. #morereasontomoveoutiguess

Nov 12, 2018 at 11:13 AM
My daughter just declared that she’s too old for me to still watch her sleep. #morereasontomoveoutiguess
~ from Facebook

So many of my friends live so far away. 😞 I’m sorry I can’t see you guys more often, but know that I love you.

Nov 10, 2018 at 9:30 PM
So many of my friends live so far away. 😞 I’m sorry I can’t see you guys more often, but know that I love you.
~ from Facebook

Sister and friend time. Very very.

at 8:52 PM
Sister and friend time. Very very.
~ from Facebook

Does anyone want to come over to write with me tomorrow? My house is comfy. And I have tea.

at 5:04 PM
Does anyone want to come over to write with me tomorrow? My house is comfy. And I have tea.
~ from Facebook

I’ll bet Facebook will be really confused why I’m finding all the Christmas ads so offensive until December.

Nov 9, 2018 at 8:23 PM
I’ll bet Facebook will be really confused why I’m finding all the Christmas ads so offensive until December.
~ from Facebook

Who knows how to properly set up an account that can create events on meetup? I need the voice of experience.

Nov 8, 2018 at 9:14 PM
Who knows how to properly set up an account that can create events on meetup? I need the voice of experience.
~ from Facebook

I just helped a gorgeous 23 year old model sign up for Tinder. You’re welcome. #growsomelabialfortitude

at 9:05 PM
I just helped a gorgeous 23 year old model sign up for Tinder. You’re welcome. #growsomelabialfortitude
~ from Facebook

So. I’m figuring this out. Oct 1-Oct 31 HALLOWEEN Season Nov 1-Nov 21 XMAS Season part one (purchasable displays of green and red things) Nov 20-Nov 22 before 7pm THANKSGIVING Season Nov 22 after 7 - Nov 23 (BLACK FRIDAY (a bacchanal of shopping that launches Xmas season part two) Nov 24- Dec 26 XMAS season part two Dec 27- Jan 1 NEW YEARS Season

at 11:25 AM
So. I’m figuring this out. Oct 1-Oct 31 HALLOWEEN Season Nov 1-Nov 21 XMAS Season part one (purchasable displays of green and red things) Nov 20-Nov 22 before 7pm THANKSGIVING Season Nov 22 after 7 - Nov 23 (BLACK FRIDAY (a bacchanal of shopping that launches Xmas season part two) Nov 24- Dec 26 XMAS season part two Dec 27- Jan 1 NEW YEARS Season
~ from Facebook

I just admitted to my sister that I skim through emojis. I’m worried this will be harder to forgive than the great grape nuts theft of 87.

Nov 7, 2018 at 11:16 AM
I just admitted to my sister that I skim through emojis. I’m worried this will be harder to forgive than the great grape nuts theft of 87.
~ from Facebook

Apparently, what happens right after a gut punch is absolute silence. ... #atleastTheAdsAreOver

at 10:31 AM
Apparently, what happens right after a gut punch is absolute silence. ... #atleastTheAdsAreOver
~ from Facebook

The number of calls, texts, door walk ups and friends reminding me to go vote IS crazy. BTW, today’s the last day. Go vote.

Nov 6, 2018 at 9:56 AM
The number of calls, texts, door walk ups and friends reminding me to go vote IS crazy. BTW, today’s the last day. Go vote.
~ from Facebook

What I’ve done to double my productivity in the arts lately despite work and stuff: 1. Say yes to every project. 2. Quit games. All. 3. Limited screen time - down 43%. 4. Quit TV. All. 5. If I’m in a doldrums, I go somewhere with my laptop to produce in a new location.

Nov 5, 2018 at 7:40 PM
What I’ve done to double my productivity in the arts lately despite work and stuff: 1. Say yes to every project. 2. Quit games. All. 3. Limited screen time - down 43%. 4. Quit TV. All. 5. If I’m in a doldrums, I go somewhere with my laptop to produce in a new location.
~ from Facebook

Being a political independent feels more and more like walking around with a kick me sign on every day.

at 10:09 AM
Being a political independent feels more and more like walking around with a kick me sign on every day.
~ from Facebook

Long lines for early voting have me pleasantly hopeful about voter turn out.

Nov 4, 2018 at 3:43 PM
Long lines for early voting have me pleasantly hopeful about voter turn out.
~ from Facebook

Does anyone I know have a chainsaw I could borrow for tomorrow?

at 12:40 PM
Does anyone I know have a chainsaw I could borrow for tomorrow?
~ from Facebook

I expect every single one of you that: A- yelled at others on the Internet about government, society or bureaucracy by commenting on their posts with vitriolic hate (rather than discourse or true debate), or 16 paragraphs of thesis on the opposition view, B- yelled at us from your post soapbox about the world/country becoming too (insert hyperbolic exaggeration here), C- shared a politically extreme meme, joke. Or worse, TAGGED someone in one ( you know who you were), D- had a strong opinion about a politician (orange skinned or not) that you posted and even tagged someone else about, 5. Called anyone you know a polarized generality like nazi or snowflake. 6. Angrily told me I was the problem when I told you I was unfollowing you because of politics, To go VOTE! Go vote! Political divisiveness is destroying America. How is it fixed? By everyone voting. Everyone getting active. Everyone being represented. If your name isn’t in the rolls, request a provisional ballot. They have to give it to you.

at 8:37 AM
I expect every single one of you that: A- yelled at others on the Internet about government, society or bureaucracy by commenting on their posts with vitriolic hate (rather than discourse or true debate), or 16 paragraphs of thesis on the opposition view, B- yelled at us from your post soapbox about the world/country becoming too (insert hyperbolic exaggeration here), C- shared a politically extreme meme, joke. Or worse, TAGGED someone in one ( you know who you were), D- had a strong opinion about a politician (orange skinned or not) that you posted and even tagged someone else about, 5. Called anyone you know a polarized generality like nazi or snowflake. 6. Angrily told me I was the problem when I told you I was unfollowing you because of politics, To go VOTE! Go vote! Political divisiveness is destroying America. How is it fixed? By everyone voting. Everyone getting active. Everyone being represented. If your name isn’t in the rolls, request a provisional ballot. They have to give it to you.
~ from Facebook

Having a great time NaNo-technology-ing with a great crowd.

Nov 3, 2018 at 12:04 PM
Having a great time NaNo-technology-ing with a great crowd.
~ from Facebook
Nov 2, 2018 at 6:45 PM

~ from Facebook

Is it weird that cilantro both tastes like soap to me, and I also like it in lots of foods?

at 11:57 AM
Is it weird that cilantro both tastes like soap to me, and I also like it in lots of foods?
~ from Facebook

Halloween was crazy. a thousand kids probably came by. 35 lbs of candy gone in three hours of sitting on the porch handing out candy to a literal constant line of kids. I think I needed several deputies.

at 12:11 AM
Halloween was crazy. a thousand kids probably came by. 35 lbs of candy gone in three hours of sitting on the porch handing out candy to a literal constant line of kids. I think I needed several deputies.
~ from Facebook

All the birthday love today is almost overwhelming. Breakfast waffle time with my babies, grown but still my babies, along with my man bringing me a surprise chocolate cake with candles and everything made my morning awesome.

Nov 1, 2018 at 4:22 PM
All the birthday love today is almost overwhelming. Breakfast waffle time with my babies, grown but still my babies, along with my man bringing me a surprise chocolate cake with candles and everything made my morning awesome.
~ from Facebook

Today, three people have asked me what I’m dressed up as. ... Myself?

Oct 31, 2018 at 5:01 PM
Today, three people have asked me what I’m dressed up as. ... Myself?
~ from Facebook

Some people kick others only when they’re a little down already. Those people are so not cool. If your friend is having a difficult time and they let you down a little bit because they’re overwhelmed, help them. Don’t - in the spirit of honesty - tell them everything you think they’re doing wrong. Help them get their feet back under them. It’s called compassion. It’s called friendship. It’s called do unto others. (I’m fine guys, I just listen to my friends. And I’ve heard this theme a lot lately.)

Oct 30, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Some people kick others only when they’re a little down already. Those people are so not cool. If your friend is having a difficult time and they let you down a little bit because they’re overwhelmed, help them. Don’t - in the spirit of honesty - tell them everything you think they’re doing wrong. Help them get their feet back under them. It’s called compassion. It’s called friendship. It’s called do unto others. (I’m fine guys, I just listen to my friends. And I’ve heard this theme a lot lately.)
~ from Facebook

The Y and the U need to not be right next to each other on the keyboard because TRUST.

at 6:44 PM
The Y and the U need to not be right next to each other on the keyboard because TRUST.
~ from Facebook

“The world is violent and mercurial--it will have its way with you. We are saved only by love--love for each other and the love that we pour into the art we feel compelled to share: being a parent; being a writer; being a painter; being a friend. We live in a perpetually burning building, and what we must save from it, all the time, is love.” ~ Tennessee Williams, 1982

Oct 28, 2018 at 11:56 PM
“The world is violent and mercurial--it will have its way with you. We are saved only by love--love for each other and the love that we pour into the art we feel compelled to share: being a parent; being a writer; being a painter; being a friend. We live in a perpetually burning building, and what we must save from it, all the time, is love.” ~ Tennessee Williams, 1982
~ from Facebook

Why political correctness won: satire worked, so it was infiltrated, mass marketed, done poorly for more than a generation and now people think satire has no purpose but to offend.

at 8:23 PM
Why political correctness won: satire worked, so it was infiltrated, mass marketed, done poorly for more than a generation and now people think satire has no purpose but to offend.
~ from Facebook

Going straight to a Halloween party from the wrap party without washing.

Oct 27, 2018 at 10:30 PM
Going straight to a Halloween party from the wrap party without washing.
~ from Facebook

Last night last performance of The Woman for Read No More. Had a blast breaking legs with my cast.

at 8:45 PM
Last night last performance of The Woman for Read No More. Had a blast breaking legs with my cast.
~ from Facebook

Any of my St Pete friends want to meet up for coffee at about three today? Call me if so. I have to be out in Gulfport again tonight. I forget to socialize personally and would love some coffee house time with a friend.

at 9:14 AM
Any of my St Pete friends want to meet up for coffee at about three today? Call me if so. I have to be out in Gulfport again tonight. I forget to socialize personally and would love some coffee house time with a friend.
~ from Facebook

πŸ¦‹ 🐝 Wish I had night blooming jasmine in my yard.

Oct 25, 2018 at 8:38 PM
πŸ¦‹ 🐝 Wish I had night blooming jasmine in my yard.
~ from Facebook

Okay... I’m looking for a new yard guy apparently. This one doesn’t answer me. πŸ˜• it’s been weeks of waiting. And... at this point I might need a rescue service instead of a lawn service.

Oct 23, 2018 at 10:29 AM
Okay... I’m looking for a new yard guy apparently. This one doesn’t answer me. πŸ˜• it’s been weeks of waiting. And... at this point I might need a rescue service instead of a lawn service.
~ from Facebook

DO NOT ALLOW THE TROPHY HUNTERS TO TAKE THIS RARE ANIMAL LIFE NEEDLESSLY.

Oct 22, 2018 at 6:09 PM
DO NOT ALLOW THE TROPHY HUNTERS TO TAKE THIS RARE ANIMAL LIFE NEEDLESSLY.
~ from Facebook

Does anyone I know have an old creepy or just antique looking rag doll they could give me?

Oct 20, 2018 at 11:20 PM
Does anyone I know have an old creepy or just antique looking rag doll they could give me?
~ from Facebook
at 11:18 PM

~ from Facebook

Late by your clock. Right on time by mine.

Oct 19, 2018 at 11:18 PM
Late by your clock. Right on time by mine.
~ from Facebook

I need someone to help me with a staged reading tomorrow night SATURDAY NIGHT, 5:30 to 9:30 PM o’clock. Ten minute play, you just need to dress like a realtor. PM me if interested. Like this for visibility sake.

at 10:28 PM
I need someone to help me with a staged reading tomorrow night SATURDAY NIGHT, 5:30 to 9:30 PM o’clock. Ten minute play, you just need to dress like a realtor. PM me if interested. Like this for visibility sake.
~ from Facebook

Came home to a half eaten sandwich on the counter: peanut butter and catsup. Anyone else think that’s gross?

Oct 18, 2018 at 6:32 PM
Came home to a half eaten sandwich on the counter: peanut butter and catsup. Anyone else think that’s gross?
~ from Facebook

Who do I know who is an actor and is available over the next few weekends?

Oct 16, 2018 at 7:48 PM
Who do I know who is an actor and is available over the next few weekends?
~ from Facebook

Starting in a few minutes... come on down and read your work.

at 7:03 PM
Starting in a few minutes... come on down and read your work.
~ from Facebook

Several people a week comment on my looking young. Here are my skin care routines for those who care: 1. Drink tons of water without additives, sometimes with lemon infused, 2. Copious healthy fats in my diet, and stay away from bad fats as much as possible, 3. Once a day I wash with MSM facial wash - no detergents on my skin ever, 4. Weekly clay mask - volcanic if possible since I have read research that shows it pulls excess radiation (aka sun damage) from skin, I love the one from Bioland. 5. Remove makeup with a soft cloth and cream - never with thinners, 6. Aloe aloe aloe - never moisturizers. The only lotion I use are pure essential oils in aloe base with only natural ingredients. I currently use the one my man turned me on to, Infinite Aloe. Freaking awesome. 7. Occasionally, I will use a lye and tallow based soap on my body - never the quick setting glycerin-based kind.

Oct 14, 2018 at 2:52 PM
Several people a week comment on my looking young. Here are my skin care routines for those who care: 1. Drink tons of water without additives, sometimes with lemon infused, 2. Copious healthy fats in my diet, and stay away from bad fats as much as possible, 3. Once a day I wash with MSM facial wash - no detergents on my skin ever, 4. Weekly clay mask - volcanic if possible since I have read research that shows it pulls excess radiation (aka sun damage) from skin, I love the one from Bioland. 5. Remove makeup with a soft cloth and cream - never with thinners, 6. Aloe aloe aloe - never moisturizers. The only lotion I use are pure essential oils in aloe base with only natural ingredients. I currently use the one my man turned me on to, Infinite Aloe. Freaking awesome. 7. Occasionally, I will use a lye and tallow based soap on my body - never the quick setting glycerin-based kind.
~ from Facebook

Which of you is daring enough to attend a masquerade ball with me next Friday night?

Oct 12, 2018 at 7:27 PM
Which of you is daring enough to attend a masquerade ball with me next Friday night?
~ from Facebook

Pet peeve #5275: Subject confusion in my reading material. #noonecares #amwriting

Oct 11, 2018 at 12:13 AM
Pet peeve #5275: Subject confusion in my reading material. #noonecares #amwriting
~ from Facebook

“I wish to be quoted. Let me say something worthy.” ~ Olivia Norem

Oct 10, 2018 at 9:56 PM
“I wish to be quoted. Let me say something worthy.” ~ Olivia Norem
~ from Facebook

Let’s pow wow πŸ™‚

at 6:10 PM
Let’s pow wow πŸ™‚
~ from Facebook
at 4:39 PM

~ from Facebook

The worst monster of all is back in the stores. My kryptonite. EGG NOG!

at 1:35 PM
The worst monster of all is back in the stores. My kryptonite. EGG NOG!
~ from Facebook

I have a theory why folks typically argue endlessly without changing minds online, and it comes down to that there simply isn’t enough attachment to the other person. They aren’t “real”. So many are here for acknowledgement, with a self-congratulatory persistent state of glib ennui set deeply into place. But It takes *real, considerate listening* to even hear out opposing perspectives, least of all compare against your own. I don’t think that really happens here much. So... as we approach the election, try to remember that screaming matches do you no good. What does you good? Voting.

Oct 9, 2018 at 6:05 PM
I have a theory why folks typically argue endlessly without changing minds online, and it comes down to that there simply isn’t enough attachment to the other person. They aren’t “real”. So many are here for acknowledgement, with a self-congratulatory persistent state of glib ennui set deeply into place. But It takes *real, considerate listening* to even hear out opposing perspectives, least of all compare against your own. I don’t think that really happens here much. So... as we approach the election, try to remember that screaming matches do you no good. What does you good? Voting.
~ from Facebook

There is no emoji for muppet. This is a HUGE oversight.

Oct 8, 2018 at 11:08 PM
There is no emoji for muppet. This is a HUGE oversight.
~ from Facebook

I just looked at myself in the mirror and found a large smudge of car grease on my eye socket, all smudged across the space between my nose and my eye, and covering the skin under my eye. I must have gotten it there checking the oil while gassing up my truck. Which means for the last three errands, everyone I interacted with must have assumed I was a remarkably upbeat battered woman. 😐

at 5:37 PM
I just looked at myself in the mirror and found a large smudge of car grease on my eye socket, all smudged across the space between my nose and my eye, and covering the skin under my eye. I must have gotten it there checking the oil while gassing up my truck. Which means for the last three errands, everyone I interacted with must have assumed I was a remarkably upbeat battered woman. 😐
~ from Facebook

Total strangers yell at me pretty much ONLY online. Some turn into buttheads without empathy when the interwebs are involved.

Oct 6, 2018 at 11:35 PM
Total strangers yell at me pretty much ONLY online. Some turn into buttheads without empathy when the interwebs are involved.
~ from Facebook

A tall thin ungainly man slowly crossing the street in front of me captured my attention. At first, I thought him deep in thought, but behind his ear, a closed syringe. Like a cigarette. Open carry of paraphernalia threw me off. I reassessed. High as a kite. I wish I could blink away drugs and the problems they are intended to push out of mind. I feel restless right now.

at 12:26 PM
A tall thin ungainly man slowly crossing the street in front of me captured my attention. At first, I thought him deep in thought, but behind his ear, a closed syringe. Like a cigarette. Open carry of paraphernalia threw me off. I reassessed. High as a kite. I wish I could blink away drugs and the problems they are intended to push out of mind. I feel restless right now.
~ from Facebook

If you are in a doom and gloom place right now, here’s my advice: 1- take a walk until you feel calm 2- do some art until you feel renewed 3- *then make a badass plan to change the world

at 11:21 AM
If you are in a doom and gloom place right now, here’s my advice: 1- take a walk until you feel calm 2- do some art until you feel renewed 3- *then make a badass plan to change the world
~ from Facebook

My feed is full of cats. Probably because I hide EVERYTHING political.

Oct 4, 2018 at 10:28 PM
My feed is full of cats. Probably because I hide EVERYTHING political.
~ from Facebook

Never fun to figure out there’s a hornet in the room with you but extra not fun in the bathroom while in a state of dishabille.

at 4:41 PM
Never fun to figure out there’s a hornet in the room with you but extra not fun in the bathroom while in a state of dishabille.
~ from Facebook

Just parked next to another girl with a truck and we had us a moment of solidarity.

Oct 3, 2018 at 3:12 PM
Just parked next to another girl with a truck and we had us a moment of solidarity.
~ from Facebook

Did all Americans get a test of the “presidential alert” on their phone today?

at 2:51 PM
Did all Americans get a test of the “presidential alert” on their phone today?
~ from Facebook

Somewhere in the house there is a mosquito. It’s stalking me. My concentration is ruined. #amwriting

Oct 1, 2018 at 7:58 PM
Somewhere in the house there is a mosquito. It’s stalking me. My concentration is ruined. #amwriting
~ from Facebook

Zack is absolutely Olympic level at the sport of “last second airport dash”.

Sep 30, 2018 at 6:08 PM
Zack is absolutely Olympic level at the sport of “last second airport dash”.
~ from Facebook

My child dealt with death yesterday all by herself. Sure, it might have been a cat, not a human, but not calling me for support dealing with mortality seems like a really big step toward adulting.

Sep 29, 2018 at 2:10 AM
My child dealt with death yesterday all by herself. Sure, it might have been a cat, not a human, but not calling me for support dealing with mortality seems like a really big step toward adulting.
~ from Facebook

Just discovered the word "eggcorn" and I'm delighted.

Sep 27, 2018 at 8:24 PM
Just discovered the word "eggcorn" and I'm delighted.
~ from Facebook

Not Facebook surveys. I really should get off my phone and get back to those best things. They’re all *real*.

at 6:32 PM
Not Facebook surveys. I really should get off my phone and get back to those best things. They’re all *real*.
~ from Facebook

Kidnappers.

at 6:31 PM
Kidnappers.
~ from Facebook

Pebbles from around the world.

at 6:30 PM
Pebbles from around the world.
~ from Facebook

When do you hit the age where you’ve forgotten more than you now know?

at 6:18 PM
When do you hit the age where you’ve forgotten more than you now know?
~ from Facebook

More of me posting piano to help me overcome performance jitters. Arietta in A by Haydn.

Sep 25, 2018 at 7:04 PM
More of me posting piano to help me overcome performance jitters. Arietta in A by Haydn.
~ from Facebook

It’s a little reassuring that Facebook has no effing clue who I know really. This supposition is based on those “people you may know” lists — they contain no one I know — but maybe they’re meant to mislead me. It could all be part of their plan of lulling me into a sense of security, while they actually know every iota of scraps of thoughts from my secret heart. But then I think about the ads which don’t remotely match my interests.

Sep 23, 2018 at 10:22 PM
It’s a little reassuring that Facebook has no effing clue who I know really. This supposition is based on those “people you may know” lists — they contain no one I know — but maybe they’re meant to mislead me. It could all be part of their plan of lulling me into a sense of security, while they actually know every iota of scraps of thoughts from my secret heart. But then I think about the ads which don’t remotely match my interests.
~ from Facebook

I’ll be hosting the women in genre panel tomorrow at noon for Wordier Than Thou at MEGACON if anyone wants to come on out.

Sep 22, 2018 at 2:57 PM
I’ll be hosting the women in genre panel tomorrow at noon for Wordier Than Thou at MEGACON if anyone wants to come on out.
~ from Facebook

I’ve been playing the piano for hours every day for a few weeks now. And sitting at every piano I find in public places — with or without permission. I find no one complains if you play something familiar first. As a result the rest of my arts are reawakening. More writing is occurring and more life feels like it’s happening. I just feel like the proverbial muse is self-generated and it’s my job to keep that spark fed, so to speak. If you know any art, may I suggest you practice it at least once a day. For me, it reminds me why I exist, who I am, and pulls me out of the drudgery. Existence without art kind of isn’t exist-y enough, for me at least. #feelinginspired

Sep 20, 2018 at 9:42 PM
I’ve been playing the piano for hours every day for a few weeks now. And sitting at every piano I find in public places — with or without permission. I find no one complains if you play something familiar first. As a result the rest of my arts are reawakening. More writing is occurring and more life feels like it’s happening. I just feel like the proverbial muse is self-generated and it’s my job to keep that spark fed, so to speak. If you know any art, may I suggest you practice it at least once a day. For me, it reminds me why I exist, who I am, and pulls me out of the drudgery. Existence without art kind of isn’t exist-y enough, for me at least. #feelinginspired
~ from Facebook

There needs to be a garden gnome emoji.

at 8:11 PM
There needs to be a garden gnome emoji.
~ from Facebook

I have gotten two parking tickets in downtown Clearwater while using the ParkMobile app. πŸ˜• some kind of delay in the system or something. Very irritating. I think I’ll go back to good old fashioned quarters in the slot.

at 3:35 PM
I have gotten two parking tickets in downtown Clearwater while using the ParkMobile app. πŸ˜• some kind of delay in the system or something. Very irritating. I think I’ll go back to good old fashioned quarters in the slot.
~ from Facebook

Yesterday, i had a really bad nightmare about bad things happening to the people I love most and today I need extra sleep but I’m afraid to go to sleep. Nightmares are yucky. I demand an epic dream to balance the scales. Maybe a dream about candy Pegasi air dancing with my favorite old timey crooners on their backs singing to me while I float in the hot tub and cherubs massage my feet, then Ed McMahon hands me a giant check. It might need a few more perks before it makes up for last night’s betrayal by my subconscious. Grrrrh.

Sep 19, 2018 at 11:42 PM
Yesterday, i had a really bad nightmare about bad things happening to the people I love most and today I need extra sleep but I’m afraid to go to sleep. Nightmares are yucky. I demand an epic dream to balance the scales. Maybe a dream about candy Pegasi air dancing with my favorite old timey crooners on their backs singing to me while I float in the hot tub and cherubs massage my feet, then Ed McMahon hands me a giant check. It might need a few more perks before it makes up for last night’s betrayal by my subconscious. Grrrrh.
~ from Facebook

Looking forward to tonight’s crowd. Still time to get on the list.

Sep 18, 2018 at 7:01 PM
Looking forward to tonight’s crowd. Still time to get on the list.
~ from Facebook

I need an ‘Oy vey’ reaction button.

Sep 13, 2018 at 11:50 AM
I need an ‘Oy vey’ reaction button.
~ from Facebook

Hilarity ensues.

Sep 12, 2018 at 7:45 PM
Hilarity ensues.
~ from Facebook

I’ll be at MEGACON this Saturday manning a table for the Ink Slingers. Feel free to come out and join us.

Sep 11, 2018 at 5:43 PM
I’ll be at MEGACON this Saturday manning a table for the Ink Slingers. Feel free to come out and join us.
~ from Facebook

Today, life moves on. A death, a birth, an engagement, a birthday. What did I do? I got six words down. Six. Ugh.

Sep 7, 2018 at 9:52 PM
Today, life moves on. A death, a birth, an engagement, a birthday. What did I do? I got six words down. Six. Ugh.
~ from Facebook

I want a shelf full of books with inscriptions that make my children reevaluate my life after I’m dead.

Sep 6, 2018 at 8:29 PM
I want a shelf full of books with inscriptions that make my children reevaluate my life after I’m dead.
~ from Facebook

“Ish” doesn’t count.

at 8:22 PM
“Ish” doesn’t count.
~ from Facebook

Autocorrect keeps turning “effing” into “edging”. I promise I don’t mean whatever I just texted you.

Sep 5, 2018 at 9:17 PM
Autocorrect keeps turning “effing” into “edging”. I promise I don’t mean whatever I just texted you.
~ from Facebook

Every year someone forgets I'm allergic to pumpkin.

at 8:30 PM
Every year someone forgets I'm allergic to pumpkin.
~ from Facebook

Have you ever had something touch you, like a hoodie string or something, that was a total surprise and actually registered as pain before you realized what it was? I just nearly jumped out of my skin because of a wayward shirt strap.

Sep 3, 2018 at 9:41 PM
Have you ever had something touch you, like a hoodie string or something, that was a total surprise and actually registered as pain before you realized what it was? I just nearly jumped out of my skin because of a wayward shirt strap.
~ from Facebook

Just found two pairs of sunglasses on top of my head. Hmmm.

Sep 2, 2018 at 10:37 PM
Just found two pairs of sunglasses on top of my head. Hmmm.
~ from Facebook

My ex was a jealous person and logged in as me and removed a bunch of my guy friends, so three years into this relationship I’m finally refriending most of them. It feels good to be getting back that last vestige of my individuality from that relationship.

Aug 30, 2018 at 10:04 PM
My ex was a jealous person and logged in as me and removed a bunch of my guy friends, so three years into this relationship I’m finally refriending most of them. It feels good to be getting back that last vestige of my individuality from that relationship.
~ from Facebook

The PSL loons are back. Holy heck, what makes the spices so addicting? I don’t get it.

Aug 29, 2018 at 4:29 PM
The PSL loons are back. Holy heck, what makes the spices so addicting? I don’t get it.
~ from Facebook

So many wasps!

Aug 27, 2018 at 5:00 PM
So many wasps!
~ from Facebook

I just had someone insult me for not accepting their second degree friend request, and then get indignant about the insult. 🀷‍♀️ Yeah, being a friend of a friend didn’t keep them from getting blocked. I’m not required to accept non-friend requests.

at 10:54 AM
I just had someone insult me for not accepting their second degree friend request, and then get indignant about the insult. 🀷‍♀️ Yeah, being a friend of a friend didn’t keep them from getting blocked. I’m not required to accept non-friend requests.
~ from Facebook
at 3:32 AM

~ from Facebook

Fourth time this week I’ve had to explain that I’m a lot older than I look while telling a story about the seventies.

Aug 26, 2018 at 9:46 AM
Fourth time this week I’ve had to explain that I’m a lot older than I look while telling a story about the seventies.
~ from Facebook

It’s been too long since I last went on walkabout.

at 1:33 AM
It’s been too long since I last went on walkabout.
~ from Facebook

2. A phone screen that forgets to lock and holding your phone absently combine into some interesting adventures.

Aug 24, 2018 at 9:37 AM
2. A phone screen that forgets to lock and holding your phone absently combine into some interesting adventures.
~ from Facebook

1. Why do people keep asking me deeply existential questions like, “how is it going?” and, “how are you doing?” instead of something like “Good day.”

at 9:36 AM
1. Why do people keep asking me deeply existential questions like, “how is it going?” and, “how are you doing?” instead of something like “Good day.”
~ from Facebook

Tonight, I feel this folk saying: De mΓΊsico, poeta y loco, todos tenemos un poco.

at 12:05 AM
Tonight, I feel this folk saying: De mΓΊsico, poeta y loco, todos tenemos un poco.
~ from Facebook

My weekend was a raucous whirlwind of planning cleaning while sleeping, singing while cleaning, sitting at desks while singing, and sleeping at my desk. All very tres tres.

Aug 19, 2018 at 10:14 PM
My weekend was a raucous whirlwind of planning cleaning while sleeping, singing while cleaning, sitting at desks while singing, and sleeping at my desk. All very tres tres.
~ from Facebook

My sister borrowed my Kindle a while ago, like, maybe seven years ago? I'm sure I'm getting it back eventually. (Holds breath.)

Aug 10, 2018 at 7:18 PM
My sister borrowed my Kindle a while ago, like, maybe seven years ago? I'm sure I'm getting it back eventually. (Holds breath.)
~ from Facebook

I’m thinking about snoozing Facebook as a whole until after the election season is over. Y’all need to chill.

at 6:51 PM
I’m thinking about snoozing Facebook as a whole until after the election season is over. Y’all need to chill.
~ from Facebook

A few years ago, a homophobic parent to a teenager who was close friends with my teens accused me, loudly, with spite and to all common friends, of contributing to why their daughter had “decided to be gay”. She had apparently come out to her parents, who’d missed about a dozen signs I’d spotted in the short time I’d known her. I was verbally castigated and hated on and literally blamed, as though I had flipped a switch in their child. I told them sure, I had told my daughter what was happening when puberty hit in confusion and that however her sexuality blossomed and whoever she grew up to love would in no way affect how I loved her or how proud I was of her. And yes, my daughter had passed that perspective along to her friend (innocent it turned out later, platonic but I wouldn’t have cared either way) which may have contributed to how courageous the girl had been telling her parents. But, the spiteful hate-filled spitting parents completely missed my point, and were positive I personally was the evil creature who, by words alone, had perverted their child. They really couldn’t have handled it worse. They forbid the innocent friendship with my daughter, shunned their daughter, punished her, grounded her, and even tried to therapy it away. The girl is now estranged from her parents and living across the country from them, surviving on her own at nineteen, going on five years of no parents, but apparently wrapped up in the community out there and doing okay. I worry about her sometimes. Her parents still haven’t pulled their heads out of their asses. I may never understand it, or how you could go so angry-stupid in the face of the most important moment in your child’s adolescence. So, those of you with kids, remember to love your children no matter what. You may think you know who they are but if they surprise you, be kind. Your relationship with them isn’t a given. You can burn that bridge by forgetting about acceptance, forgiveness and love.

Aug 9, 2018 at 7:49 PM
A few years ago, a homophobic parent to a teenager who was close friends with my teens accused me, loudly, with spite and to all common friends, of contributing to why their daughter had “decided to be gay”. She had apparently come out to her parents, who’d missed about a dozen signs I’d spotted in the short time I’d known her. I was verbally castigated and hated on and literally blamed, as though I had flipped a switch in their child. I told them sure, I had told my daughter what was happening when puberty hit in confusion and that however her sexuality blossomed and whoever she grew up to love would in no way affect how I loved her or how proud I was of her. And yes, my daughter had passed that perspective along to her friend (innocent it turned out later, platonic but I wouldn’t have cared either way) which may have contributed to how courageous the girl had been telling her parents. But, the spiteful hate-filled spitting parents completely missed my point, and were positive I personally was the evil creature who, by words alone, had perverted their child. They really couldn’t have handled it worse. They forbid the innocent friendship with my daughter, shunned their daughter, punished her, grounded her, and even tried to therapy it away. The girl is now estranged from her parents and living across the country from them, surviving on her own at nineteen, going on five years of no parents, but apparently wrapped up in the community out there and doing okay. I worry about her sometimes. Her parents still haven’t pulled their heads out of their asses. I may never understand it, or how you could go so angry-stupid in the face of the most important moment in your child’s adolescence. So, those of you with kids, remember to love your children no matter what. You may think you know who they are but if they surprise you, be kind. Your relationship with them isn’t a given. You can burn that bridge by forgetting about acceptance, forgiveness and love.
~ from Facebook

Complex is not the same as complicated. A complex plot has many storylines. A complicated plot means there were complications. #petpeeveaboutbookreviews

Aug 7, 2018 at 9:32 AM
Complex is not the same as complicated. A complex plot has many storylines. A complicated plot means there were complications. #petpeeveaboutbookreviews
~ from Facebook

So many fake profiles trying to friend me or my man these days... make sure you actually have met these folks, it’s a barrage of BS profiles.

at 7:44 AM
So many fake profiles trying to friend me or my man these days... make sure you actually have met these folks, it’s a barrage of BS profiles.
~ from Facebook

Is it bad that I have drunk a half gallon of orange juice since 9:00 pm? #nowillpower

Aug 4, 2018 at 11:04 PM
Is it bad that I have drunk a half gallon of orange juice since 9:00 pm? #nowillpower
~ from Facebook

Made a noodle kugel. (And autocorrect is telling me kugel is “Nigel”, being typically antisemitic. (It even tried to autocorrect antisemitic just now. ) (Oy vey. I won’t even tell you what it thinks Oy vey is. ))

at 10:02 PM
Made a noodle kugel. (And autocorrect is telling me kugel is “Nigel”, being typically antisemitic. (It even tried to autocorrect antisemitic just now. ) (Oy vey. I won’t even tell you what it thinks Oy vey is. ))
~ from Facebook

There are so many Machiavellian schisms in the matrix we live in today. It’s disconcerting that so few of my fellows can see past them.

at 7:04 AM
There are so many Machiavellian schisms in the matrix we live in today. It’s disconcerting that so few of my fellows can see past them.
~ from Facebook
Aug 1, 2018 at 9:39 PM

~ from Facebook

Building up a wardrobe that you neither hate nor have to dry clean is a lifelong endeavor.

Jul 28, 2018 at 6:49 PM
Building up a wardrobe that you neither hate nor have to dry clean is a lifelong endeavor.
~ from Facebook

Locked out of my house and can’t recall who might have a spare key πŸ˜• I’ve spent about an hour in my car to stay away from the mosquitoes. My kid is on her way soon with a key to let me back in.

Jul 27, 2018 at 10:11 PM
Locked out of my house and can’t recall who might have a spare key πŸ˜• I’ve spent about an hour in my car to stay away from the mosquitoes. My kid is on her way soon with a key to let me back in.
~ from Facebook

I want to learn stunt driving so badly.

Jul 26, 2018 at 4:14 PM
I want to learn stunt driving so badly.
~ from Facebook

Because sex robots are a thing now, I think it’s time to rewatch the classic, “Cherry 3000”.

Jul 25, 2018 at 4:48 PM
Because sex robots are a thing now, I think it’s time to rewatch the classic, “Cherry 3000”.
~ from Facebook

Ask me to provide a definition for a word of your own creation in the comments.

Jul 24, 2018 at 5:28 PM
Ask me to provide a definition for a word of your own creation in the comments.
~ from Facebook

Turns out the only time my outdoor buddy Tom will let me pet him is if I’m singing croony jazz standards.

at 5:11 PM
Turns out the only time my outdoor buddy Tom will let me pet him is if I’m singing croony jazz standards.
~ from Facebook

Hey, if you’re young and fit, start an exercise regime now, because implementing that habit in your forties kinda sucks.

Jul 22, 2018 at 10:11 AM
Hey, if you’re young and fit, start an exercise regime now, because implementing that habit in your forties kinda sucks.
~ from Facebook

I don’t get what’s supposed to be wrong with the word “moist”.

at 12:22 AM
I don’t get what’s supposed to be wrong with the word “moist”.
~ from Facebook

🌹☀️πŸ¦’πŸ₯š πŸŒˆπŸ„πŸŒ» Emoji Haiku Your turn in the comments.

Jul 21, 2018 at 12:00 AM
🌹☀️πŸ¦’πŸ₯š πŸŒˆπŸ„πŸŒ» Emoji Haiku Your turn in the comments.
~ from Facebook

I think my forties are way better than my thirties, which were better than my twenties which were remarkably better than my teen years. That's nice, right? Will my fifties be even better than that?

Jul 20, 2018 at 10:53 AM
I think my forties are way better than my thirties, which were better than my twenties which were remarkably better than my teen years. That's nice, right? Will my fifties be even better than that?
~ from Facebook

My habit of snoozing everyone political is working out well, except it means I can’t be a hypocrite and say political stuff here.

Jul 19, 2018 at 9:52 AM
My habit of snoozing everyone political is working out well, except it means I can’t be a hypocrite and say political stuff here.
~ from Facebook

Would you rather be a...

Jul 18, 2018 at 12:21 AM
Would you rather be a...
~ from Facebook

ENORMITY does not mean ENORMOUSNESS. Just STAHP with that crap.

Jul 17, 2018 at 11:19 PM
ENORMITY does not mean ENORMOUSNESS. Just STAHP with that crap.
~ from Facebook

Looking forward to tonight’s speakers!

at 6:49 PM
Looking forward to tonight’s speakers!
~ from Facebook

I got up to sixty-one points at bowling! Woot.

Jul 16, 2018 at 11:15 PM
I got up to sixty-one points at bowling! Woot.
~ from Facebook

The effects of 2016 include that I will never again believe any article posted to social media that isn’t science or celebrity hoopla. If it even remotely fringes on political? I immediately douse it in salt.

at 6:07 PM
The effects of 2016 include that I will never again believe any article posted to social media that isn’t science or celebrity hoopla. If it even remotely fringes on political? I immediately douse it in salt.
~ from Facebook

If you call the city to report a powerful smell of gas in your neighborhood, press one for gas leak, and reach a random sounding voicemail box... what’s next?

at 7:53 AM
If you call the city to report a powerful smell of gas in your neighborhood, press one for gas leak, and reach a random sounding voicemail box... what’s next?
~ from Facebook

Stretch marks mean that you once stretched so much you didn’t fit inside yourself anymore. That’s some crazy shit.

at 12:00 AM
Stretch marks mean that you once stretched so much you didn’t fit inside yourself anymore. That’s some crazy shit.
~ from Facebook

Had to make the man get on more than just boxers, in order to go walk the cat. He’s out there now walking Claire because she’s the only cat in the world who wants to be walked like a dog. I’m not sure he actually complied. He might be in his boxers in front of all the neighbors right now. He thinks they look like shorts. How do men even cope when they’re single?

Jul 15, 2018 at 10:28 PM
Had to make the man get on more than just boxers, in order to go walk the cat. He’s out there now walking Claire because she’s the only cat in the world who wants to be walked like a dog. I’m not sure he actually complied. He might be in his boxers in front of all the neighbors right now. He thinks they look like shorts. How do men even cope when they’re single?
~ from Facebook

Apparently I have zero trouble writing good romantic characters as long as they’re in totally the wrong genre. Thriller? Needs a romance beta plot. Sci fi? Throw in a love interest. But god help me if it’s the A plot line.

at 10:19 PM
Apparently I have zero trouble writing good romantic characters as long as they’re in totally the wrong genre. Thriller? Needs a romance beta plot. Sci fi? Throw in a love interest. But god help me if it’s the A plot line.
~ from Facebook

The social media thing might be an addiction to watch carefully, but it also gave me a community of writers to interact with beyond my local circle and that’s precious to me.

Jul 12, 2018 at 8:16 AM
The social media thing might be an addiction to watch carefully, but it also gave me a community of writers to interact with beyond my local circle and that’s precious to me.
~ from Facebook

When doing what is right by your fellow man deviates from what is legal, it's time to simplify and humanize the laws.

Jul 8, 2018 at 3:18 PM
When doing what is right by your fellow man deviates from what is legal, it's time to simplify and humanize the laws.
~ from Facebook

My daughters still turn sparklers into fairy lights to dance to, still accidentally flamenco when playing with poppers. I am unbelievably blessed, and family time last night was a truly special moment amongst our many moments.

Jul 5, 2018 at 7:43 AM
My daughters still turn sparklers into fairy lights to dance to, still accidentally flamenco when playing with poppers. I am unbelievably blessed, and family time last night was a truly special moment amongst our many moments.
~ from Facebook

Who wants to come over and help me clean my house? I know, don’t everyone rush all at once.

Jul 4, 2018 at 6:33 PM
Who wants to come over and help me clean my house? I know, don’t everyone rush all at once.
~ from Facebook

I went through a 15 mph speed limit area earlier that was marked as a “traffic calming area“. I don’t know what those guys were thinking; nobody gets calmer from having to go 20 below the speed limit for no reason.

at 6:26 PM
I went through a 15 mph speed limit area earlier that was marked as a “traffic calming area“. I don’t know what those guys were thinking; nobody gets calmer from having to go 20 below the speed limit for no reason.
~ from Facebook

Fireworks are starting up outside already. Keep your dogs indoors and help them find their happy place...

Jul 3, 2018 at 11:02 PM
Fireworks are starting up outside already. Keep your dogs indoors and help them find their happy place...
~ from Facebook

The world will end before I re-friend the people I’ve dumped. This often comes as a surprise to those who know and love me. I seem easy going. And I am, unless you fuck me over and don’t fix it enough times. Then you’re burned-er than Michael Westen. I wouldn’t have thought it of myself, but I just realized there’s a list going back thirty years of burned bridges I don’t miss or care to forgive. It’s probably a character flaw, or maybe it’s a survival skill. Either way, it’s who I am.

at 10:07 PM
The world will end before I re-friend the people I’ve dumped. This often comes as a surprise to those who know and love me. I seem easy going. And I am, unless you fuck me over and don’t fix it enough times. Then you’re burned-er than Michael Westen. I wouldn’t have thought it of myself, but I just realized there’s a list going back thirty years of burned bridges I don’t miss or care to forgive. It’s probably a character flaw, or maybe it’s a survival skill. Either way, it’s who I am.
~ from Facebook

Been home almost a day and it feels weird and small now. Definitely need visitors.

at 4:16 PM
Been home almost a day and it feels weird and small now. Definitely need visitors.
~ from Facebook

Home again, Home again, twiddledee dee.

at 5:57 AM
Home again, Home again, twiddledee dee.
~ from Facebook

Slept in the barrio of Perpignan’s Catalan/Magorcan old town one street over from the castle of the Old King of Mayorca. It was strange and cool.

Jul 1, 2018 at 4:43 AM
Slept in the barrio of Perpignan’s Catalan/Magorcan old town one street over from the castle of the Old King of Mayorca. It was strange and cool.
~ from Facebook

Beautiful view of French coast. Reminds us both of Santa Monica around here.

Jun 30, 2018 at 1:56 AM
Beautiful view of French coast. Reminds us both of Santa Monica around here.
~ from Facebook

In case of apocalypse, y’all are screwed. You don’t know ANY ONE of your friend’s phone number, actual physical address, heck sometimes you don’t even know what city they live in.

Jun 29, 2018 at 12:49 PM
In case of apocalypse, y’all are screwed. You don’t know ANY ONE of your friend’s phone number, actual physical address, heck sometimes you don’t even know what city they live in.
~ from Facebook

So, the food here is making me feel like everyone back home who ever charged me for that crap needs to give me a refund.

Jun 27, 2018 at 7:17 AM
So, the food here is making me feel like everyone back home who ever charged me for that crap needs to give me a refund.
~ from Facebook

Do I have any friends who would like to meet up with me while I’m still in Europe?

Jun 26, 2018 at 10:25 AM
Do I have any friends who would like to meet up with me while I’m still in Europe?
~ from Facebook

Why is it that all romance novel men have first names as last names and last names as first names?

Jun 16, 2018 at 2:05 PM
Why is it that all romance novel men have first names as last names and last names as first names?
~ from Facebook

I’m getting my hair done on Saturday. I want something that better matches who I am (snarky flirty silly whatever— you guys know me) than this. Thoughts on putting my blond streak back in? Or going black? Back to wine red? Cut it short again? I don’t mind my natural color but I feel itchy for a change again.

Jun 13, 2018 at 7:21 AM
I’m getting my hair done on Saturday. I want something that better matches who I am (snarky flirty silly whatever— you guys know me) than this. Thoughts on putting my blond streak back in? Or going black? Back to wine red? Cut it short again? I don’t mind my natural color but I feel itchy for a change again.
~ from Facebook

Sometimes during one of those forensics shows I’ll think to myself “there’s no way someone left so much hair behind.” And then I look down at my clothes and realize that I’m safe. Whoever murders me is sooooo not getting away with it.

Jun 3, 2018 at 11:15 AM
Sometimes during one of those forensics shows I’ll think to myself “there’s no way someone left so much hair behind.” And then I look down at my clothes and realize that I’m safe. Whoever murders me is sooooo not getting away with it.
~ from Facebook

I’ve spent my entire life being slightly cold when indoors. Now I learn that its not intentionally too cold; it’s part of the patriarchy, because male bodies experience coldness differently. #surprisednotsurprised

May 26, 2018 at 3:19 PM
I’ve spent my entire life being slightly cold when indoors. Now I learn that its not intentionally too cold; it’s part of the patriarchy, because male bodies experience coldness differently. #surprisednotsurprised
~ from Facebook

When I was young, the common parlance for boyfriend or girlfriend was “old man” or “old lady”. I cannot tell you how many people I thought were in relationships with the elderly, but it was a LOT. I remember wondering to myself what mystique the very aged had that I’d somehow missed.

May 25, 2018 at 10:35 AM
When I was young, the common parlance for boyfriend or girlfriend was “old man” or “old lady”. I cannot tell you how many people I thought were in relationships with the elderly, but it was a LOT. I remember wondering to myself what mystique the very aged had that I’d somehow missed.
~ from Facebook

If you’re a holocaust denier, please just quietly leave my friends list. I don’t want to argue semantics. Either you accept atrocity or you don’t. Either you can confront that evil exists or you can’t. Get out of my list of friends.

May 20, 2018 at 12:01 PM
If you’re a holocaust denier, please just quietly leave my friends list. I don’t want to argue semantics. Either you accept atrocity or you don’t. Either you can confront that evil exists or you can’t. Get out of my list of friends.
~ from Facebook

Is it just me or is it weird when someone is sentenced to 1,000 years in prison, or a dozen consecutive life sentences... it’s obviously just symbolic, but it seems to me if you want a harsher punishment than “the rest of your life in jail”, then do that. It won’t change that no one lives to 1,000.

May 19, 2018 at 4:09 PM
Is it just me or is it weird when someone is sentenced to 1,000 years in prison, or a dozen consecutive life sentences... it’s obviously just symbolic, but it seems to me if you want a harsher punishment than “the rest of your life in jail”, then do that. It won’t change that no one lives to 1,000.
~ from Facebook

Two facts: last week I bought a container of wet food at Costco on a lark. Today my cat woke me up at 4:30 a.m. meowing loudly and sticking herself on my head. Third fact, I’m never buying wet food again.

May 16, 2018 at 7:12 AM
Two facts: last week I bought a container of wet food at Costco on a lark. Today my cat woke me up at 4:30 a.m. meowing loudly and sticking herself on my head. Third fact, I’m never buying wet food again.
~ from Facebook

When someone tells me something will be "the last (something) you'll ever use!" I always almost process as a death threat for a split second before switching gears, realizing it's a sales pitch.

May 11, 2018 at 4:19 PM
When someone tells me something will be "the last (something) you'll ever use!" I always almost process as a death threat for a split second before switching gears, realizing it's a sales pitch.
~ from Facebook

I love you all very much for being so very thoughtful and communicative. I really do think I’ve collected quite the menagerie of friends in my lifetime. You’re all amazing in unique and myriad ways.

at 2:16 PM
I love you all very much for being so very thoughtful and communicative. I really do think I’ve collected quite the menagerie of friends in my lifetime. You’re all amazing in unique and myriad ways.
~ from Facebook

Clementine convened her once monthly committee of one to decide whether to go outside, heard the recycling truck’s bellow, and promptly marked the map “monsters be here”. Next month’s meeting is now canceled.

May 10, 2018 at 1:26 PM
Clementine convened her once monthly committee of one to decide whether to go outside, heard the recycling truck’s bellow, and promptly marked the map “monsters be here”. Next month’s meeting is now canceled.
~ from Facebook

I guess it doesn’t count as cultural appropriation if it happened longer ago than living memory...

May 9, 2018 at 1:59 PM
I guess it doesn’t count as cultural appropriation if it happened longer ago than living memory...
~ from Facebook

I don’t understand destination weddings. You don’t really live there, that isn’t your real church, and as beautiful as it may be, that wedding will have no relationship to your married life. I don’t see how you could evaluate your frame of mind toward the vows from an exotic locale. I know other people think of weddings this way, but to me, its very important to be as authentic and grounded as possible in all contractually binding events.

May 6, 2018 at 3:56 PM
I don’t understand destination weddings. You don’t really live there, that isn’t your real church, and as beautiful as it may be, that wedding will have no relationship to your married life. I don’t see how you could evaluate your frame of mind toward the vows from an exotic locale. I know other people think of weddings this way, but to me, its very important to be as authentic and grounded as possible in all contractually binding events.
~ from Facebook

Struggling mom rant: You know what ticks me off? The vast majority of creditors do not report good behavior to credit bureaus. And those creditors are the ones most people who are economizing would use: utility providers, insurance providers, rental companies. Totally uncool. If they're going to report you for negatives, why not occasionally commend good behavior? I've paid the car insurance every month on time for 22 years. Does that ever end up on a credit report? No. Just because I see no need for a Target card, and don't borrow money, my credit is bad. It's a rotten system I'm only recently deciding to learn how to live within, mostly because it would be nice to buy a few items here or there without cash up front.

May 5, 2018 at 1:05 PM
Struggling mom rant: You know what ticks me off? The vast majority of creditors do not report good behavior to credit bureaus. And those creditors are the ones most people who are economizing would use: utility providers, insurance providers, rental companies. Totally uncool. If they're going to report you for negatives, why not occasionally commend good behavior? I've paid the car insurance every month on time for 22 years. Does that ever end up on a credit report? No. Just because I see no need for a Target card, and don't borrow money, my credit is bad. It's a rotten system I'm only recently deciding to learn how to live within, mostly because it would be nice to buy a few items here or there without cash up front.
~ from Facebook

What’s the best way to celebrate Cinqo de Mayo in Tampa Bay?

at 11:14 AM
What’s the best way to celebrate Cinqo de Mayo in Tampa Bay?
~ from Facebook

I bought my mom begonias last night as an early Mother’s Day gift. They’re the color of red I associate with her style of clothes. Now I wish I’d bought them for myself so I can be reminded of motherly love while I’m here in my own home...

at 11:09 AM
I bought my mom begonias last night as an early Mother’s Day gift. They’re the color of red I associate with her style of clothes. Now I wish I’d bought them for myself so I can be reminded of motherly love while I’m here in my own home...
~ from Facebook

Right now there are two plants in my house that I haven’t killed for two whole months. I think that might be a record!

May 4, 2018 at 5:18 PM
Right now there are two plants in my house that I haven’t killed for two whole months. I think that might be a record!
~ from Facebook

What’s something about you that would surprise me? Mine: I was the cripplingly shy kid. Yes, me.

at 3:36 PM
What’s something about you that would surprise me? Mine: I was the cripplingly shy kid. Yes, me.
~ from Facebook

Maybe lemmings, sheep and moths think WE are totally chaotic individualists as much as we think of them as hyperconformist. #deeplyunnecessarythoughts

May 3, 2018 at 1:23 PM
Maybe lemmings, sheep and moths think WE are totally chaotic individualists as much as we think of them as hyperconformist. #deeplyunnecessarythoughts
~ from Facebook

I just got an ad to go to a yoga class where they serve alcohol. That seems super counterintuitive to me. I feel all loosened up and open after yoga in the good way. Wouldn’t feel like muddying that clarity with drinks...

May 2, 2018 at 2:03 PM
I just got an ad to go to a yoga class where they serve alcohol. That seems super counterintuitive to me. I feel all loosened up and open after yoga in the good way. Wouldn’t feel like muddying that clarity with drinks...
~ from Facebook

As a kid, here are some things when I was growing up that I never knew would be such a part of my life: 1. Worrying about dropping the phone in the toilet. Why would you have a phone in the bathroom? The kitchen phone cord never reached all the way to the bathroom. Even if you did, a new phone was a few bucks. 2. Worrying that my phone was keeping track of my every move and giving away my sensitive info. At the time, only the tin foil hat crowd would worry about this kind of surveillance or information abuse. Now my wallet is RFID-protected and my phone is fingerprint locked, and that makes perfect sense to everyone. 3. Seat belts, car seats, kid seats, boosters, etc. All we had at the time was scissor-style strollers in the trunk. I sat on the console for a better view back then unless I was napping in the "way-back" of a stationwagon. As for boosters, those were the kid seats at Denny's. What about you? What did you never envision about today's norms?

May 1, 2018 at 6:23 PM
As a kid, here are some things when I was growing up that I never knew would be such a part of my life: 1. Worrying about dropping the phone in the toilet. Why would you have a phone in the bathroom? The kitchen phone cord never reached all the way to the bathroom. Even if you did, a new phone was a few bucks. 2. Worrying that my phone was keeping track of my every move and giving away my sensitive info. At the time, only the tin foil hat crowd would worry about this kind of surveillance or information abuse. Now my wallet is RFID-protected and my phone is fingerprint locked, and that makes perfect sense to everyone. 3. Seat belts, car seats, kid seats, boosters, etc. All we had at the time was scissor-style strollers in the trunk. I sat on the console for a better view back then unless I was napping in the "way-back" of a stationwagon. As for boosters, those were the kid seats at Denny's. What about you? What did you never envision about today's norms?
~ from Facebook

I think autocorrect is my arch nemesis. See?

at 2:09 PM
I think autocorrect is my arch nemesis. See?
~ from Facebook

Recent interactions tell me that no matter what I write, someone gets offended. So, write your truth, people.

Apr 28, 2018 at 5:51 PM
Recent interactions tell me that no matter what I write, someone gets offended. So, write your truth, people.
~ from Facebook

Which industry currently harbors the truly great thinkers? The expansive minds? The ones who can exert great change? Think big. Where will our next Da Vinci be able to blossom?

at 12:39 PM
Which industry currently harbors the truly great thinkers? The expansive minds? The ones who can exert great change? Think big. Where will our next Da Vinci be able to blossom?
~ from Facebook

I want so badly to talk politics sometimes but then I remember that it gives me anxiety about the intelligence of others. I swore off it intentionally and have been calmer and happier since. But this attempt feels like the world is a bull and I’m the freaking toreador and I packed up my cape.

Apr 23, 2018 at 3:48 PM
I want so badly to talk politics sometimes but then I remember that it gives me anxiety about the intelligence of others. I swore off it intentionally and have been calmer and happier since. But this attempt feels like the world is a bull and I’m the freaking toreador and I packed up my cape.
~ from Facebook

You BAWL your eyes out, you definitely don’t ball them. You’re not a melon.

Apr 20, 2018 at 6:48 PM
You BAWL your eyes out, you definitely don’t ball them. You’re not a melon.
~ from Facebook

Someone tell me it’s a bad idea to make french toast for dinner.

Apr 19, 2018 at 6:52 PM
Someone tell me it’s a bad idea to make french toast for dinner.
~ from Facebook

I’m really enjoying learning my second ukulele song, Zombie. The first one was Tainted Love. I’m curious to see if learning song number two pushes song number one out of my oatmeal brain.

at 6:18 PM
I’m really enjoying learning my second ukulele song, Zombie. The first one was Tainted Love. I’m curious to see if learning song number two pushes song number one out of my oatmeal brain.
~ from Facebook

Most ppl don’t know all the shit I’ve survived. But somehow I’ve still got trouble writing believable antagonists! Rrrgh. I need to work on making Lucky a little more real.

Apr 14, 2018 at 10:17 AM
Most ppl don’t know all the shit I’ve survived. But somehow I’ve still got trouble writing believable antagonists! Rrrgh. I need to work on making Lucky a little more real.
~ from Facebook

Finally got around to listening to the other half of Zuck’s testimony - before congress. I have to say that their questions were certainly better than the senate’s questions. He still had to repeat himself a LOT more than I’d expect.

Apr 13, 2018 at 6:02 PM
Finally got around to listening to the other half of Zuck’s testimony - before congress. I have to say that their questions were certainly better than the senate’s questions. He still had to repeat himself a LOT more than I’d expect.
~ from Facebook

100 Dunkin’ Donuts and not one Krispy Kreme. Last thing I need anyway but it’s just sad.

Apr 12, 2018 at 2:20 PM
100 Dunkin’ Donuts and not one Krispy Kreme. Last thing I need anyway but it’s just sad.
~ from Facebook

I accidentally fell asleep so early last night that I woke up at 6:45 with no alarm! 😯

Apr 11, 2018 at 7:03 AM
I accidentally fell asleep so early last night that I woke up at 6:45 with no alarm! 😯
~ from Facebook

I just heard someone say ‘hap and chance’ instead of happenstance. I wonder what they think a hap is?

Apr 9, 2018 at 2:43 PM
I just heard someone say ‘hap and chance’ instead of happenstance. I wonder what they think a hap is?
~ from Facebook

Has it only been nine years, Damara? I’d have gone with 30! Hahaha!

at 8:10 AM
Has it only been nine years, Damara? I’d have gone with 30! Hahaha!
~ from Facebook

Every day is a chance to learn something new. Today, l learned a new cat meme. #smugsuperiority

Apr 8, 2018 at 3:22 PM
Every day is a chance to learn something new. Today, l learned a new cat meme. #smugsuperiority
~ from Facebook

When you’re hearing about someone else’s worst hardship and realize that you’ve been through that but it wasn’t even bottom ten. #singlemomlife

Apr 7, 2018 at 11:25 AM
When you’re hearing about someone else’s worst hardship and realize that you’ve been through that but it wasn’t even bottom ten. #singlemomlife
~ from Facebook

Does anyone else remember when American schools stopped teaching civics? They combined it into social studies and then dropped it. I heard a while back, after I’d begun home schooling my children rather than deal with the nightmare that was public middle school, that they also dropped social studies entirely. Where can I find the curricula or syllabi these days for public schools? Does anyone know the full breakdown of sciences and humanities in high school? Is it as fully standardized as it is presented as being? I’d just like to know what the next generation has been taught. It seems highly relevant to today’s issues.

at 9:50 AM
Does anyone else remember when American schools stopped teaching civics? They combined it into social studies and then dropped it. I heard a while back, after I’d begun home schooling my children rather than deal with the nightmare that was public middle school, that they also dropped social studies entirely. Where can I find the curricula or syllabi these days for public schools? Does anyone know the full breakdown of sciences and humanities in high school? Is it as fully standardized as it is presented as being? I’d just like to know what the next generation has been taught. It seems highly relevant to today’s issues.
~ from Facebook

My first thought was how much I love the sunrise. Another good reason to wake with the sun, or stay up for it.

Apr 5, 2018 at 7:07 AM
My first thought was how much I love the sunrise. Another good reason to wake with the sun, or stay up for it.
~ from Facebook

Do you prefer, in professional standard massage, same sex or opposite sex professionals? As an aside, WTH is the male version of an OBGYN?! I can’t think of it...

Apr 4, 2018 at 5:57 PM
Do you prefer, in professional standard massage, same sex or opposite sex professionals? As an aside, WTH is the male version of an OBGYN?! I can’t think of it...
~ from Facebook

I used an app my kid didn’t understand to help her and she called me a genius. I feel that way every time someone successfully manages Snapchat around me...

at 3:05 PM
I used an app my kid didn’t understand to help her and she called me a genius. I feel that way every time someone successfully manages Snapchat around me...
~ from Facebook

I want to walk a new path today. Anyone have a favorite verdant, lush place to enjoy some blooms in Tampa Bay? After all, it is Spring...

at 7:46 AM
I want to walk a new path today. Anyone have a favorite verdant, lush place to enjoy some blooms in Tampa Bay? After all, it is Spring...
~ from Facebook

If you’re getting interviewed in an audio format, you need to drill leaving the uhs, erms, likes and you-knows out of your speech. I’m really interested in listening to the Chappaquiddick episode of the Writers Panel but I’m having so much trouble getting past the seven “likes” per sentence. I’m amazed this guy wasn’t edited into submission. Gah.

Apr 3, 2018 at 2:45 PM
If you’re getting interviewed in an audio format, you need to drill leaving the uhs, erms, likes and you-knows out of your speech. I’m really interested in listening to the Chappaquiddick episode of the Writers Panel but I’m having so much trouble getting past the seven “likes” per sentence. I’m amazed this guy wasn’t edited into submission. Gah.
~ from Facebook

I see huge similarities between these teens, 2010-2020 so far, and the 1920s. So many that I feel a big shift in my current novel is in order.

Apr 2, 2018 at 7:16 PM
I see huge similarities between these teens, 2010-2020 so far, and the 1920s. So many that I feel a big shift in my current novel is in order.
~ from Facebook

Many years ago I tried to learn how to play a three-quarter size guitar; I made it about three months before I gave up entirely. My fingers were bleeding from the strings... really rough on my fingertips. Now trying to learn the ukulele, yes it hurts but the tension means than picking and strumming and forming chords is just much easier and the entire instrument fits between my folded arms... so at the moment I’m enthusiastic enough to wonder why anybody plays the guitar anymore at all.

Apr 1, 2018 at 3:29 PM
Many years ago I tried to learn how to play a three-quarter size guitar; I made it about three months before I gave up entirely. My fingers were bleeding from the strings... really rough on my fingertips. Now trying to learn the ukulele, yes it hurts but the tension means than picking and strumming and forming chords is just much easier and the entire instrument fits between my folded arms... so at the moment I’m enthusiastic enough to wonder why anybody plays the guitar anymore at all.
~ from Facebook

My kiddos can now do everything short of rent a car. V weird.

Mar 29, 2018 at 8:39 PM
My kiddos can now do everything short of rent a car. V weird.
~ from Facebook

Trying to learn the entire ukulele in two days has been rough on my poor widdle fingers. 😒 I’m assuming my left hand — tbh, the right one too — will figure this shizz out eventually. If you want to see the fruits of my labors, come on out to the next True Stories on April 11th and sing along.

at 8:16 PM
Trying to learn the entire ukulele in two days has been rough on my poor widdle fingers. 😒 I’m assuming my left hand — tbh, the right one too — will figure this shizz out eventually. If you want to see the fruits of my labors, come on out to the next True Stories on April 11th and sing along.
~ from Facebook

Zack bought a collapsible laundry basket and I can’t walk past it without saying “collapsible!” At least I’m not accordion-folding it every time anymore.

Mar 26, 2018 at 4:30 PM
Zack bought a collapsible laundry basket and I can’t walk past it without saying “collapsible!” At least I’m not accordion-folding it every time anymore.
~ from Facebook

The internet has made my dry sense of humor even drier now that it’s in print form. I’m a freaking Sahara jokester now.

at 8:03 AM
The internet has made my dry sense of humor even drier now that it’s in print form. I’m a freaking Sahara jokester now.
~ from Facebook

I think I’ll cut off my nose to spite my face. #murica πŸ™„

Mar 25, 2018 at 11:31 AM
I think I’ll cut off my nose to spite my face. #murica πŸ™„
~ from Facebook

My mixed politics positions are confusing my podcast recommendations. The assumptions that I was red followed my listening to right wingers for research. My listening to a professorial breakdown of Harry Potter and feminism now has my list recommending very blue podcasts... why try to typecast me? Why assume I’m of one mind with any particular clump of others?

at 10:06 AM
My mixed politics positions are confusing my podcast recommendations. The assumptions that I was red followed my listening to right wingers for research. My listening to a professorial breakdown of Harry Potter and feminism now has my list recommending very blue podcasts... why try to typecast me? Why assume I’m of one mind with any particular clump of others?
~ from Facebook

Took a nap at the Renn faire. Accidentally happy.

Mar 24, 2018 at 2:18 PM
Took a nap at the Renn faire. Accidentally happy.
~ from Facebook

More oil and water today.

at 6:43 AM
More oil and water today.
~ from Facebook

Gah! Your politicking is too politicky for me today. I’m just going to go back to work and listen to my feel good songs. #headinsand

Mar 23, 2018 at 4:10 PM
Gah! Your politicking is too politicky for me today. I’m just going to go back to work and listen to my feel good songs. #headinsand
~ from Facebook

I need to write a book on not being an idiot online. And then immediately go back in time and erase everything stupid I ever said in social media so that my book doesn’t get mocked or trolled, but instead reaches universal critical accolades. That could happen online, right?

Mar 20, 2018 at 7:10 AM
I need to write a book on not being an idiot online. And then immediately go back in time and erase everything stupid I ever said in social media so that my book doesn’t get mocked or trolled, but instead reaches universal critical accolades. That could happen online, right?
~ from Facebook

So, artful means ‘wily and adroit’ to me, because that’s the real definition that was drilled into me in my education but since so many people use it to mean ‘performed artistically’ that it’s become accepted as the primary meaning WITHIN MY LIFETIME .... well it’s causing me to have to grind to a halt mid-assumption quite often while listening to others speak. There aren’t many words that have flipped on a dime during my lifetime.

Mar 19, 2018 at 2:23 PM
So, artful means ‘wily and adroit’ to me, because that’s the real definition that was drilled into me in my education but since so many people use it to mean ‘performed artistically’ that it’s become accepted as the primary meaning WITHIN MY LIFETIME .... well it’s causing me to have to grind to a halt mid-assumption quite often while listening to others speak. There aren’t many words that have flipped on a dime during my lifetime.
~ from Facebook

What was your childhood nickname?

Mar 18, 2018 at 10:02 PM
What was your childhood nickname?
~ from Facebook

Leftover question from childhood: The Koolaid man is made of GLASS, so how does he not break when knocking down walls?

at 6:44 PM
Leftover question from childhood: The Koolaid man is made of GLASS, so how does he not break when knocking down walls?
~ from Facebook

I just went over to my moms and help her put together a bed. I can’t tell you how much I love assembling furniture. I’m being honest, it’s one of my favorite things to do.

at 1:25 PM
I just went over to my moms and help her put together a bed. I can’t tell you how much I love assembling furniture. I’m being honest, it’s one of my favorite things to do.
~ from Facebook

I'll bet that we humans didn't invent the plow. I'll bet the first ornery aurox invented the plow. We tied him to a tree near a field and he said, "eff that", walked away dragging the tree, and boom, invented the plow.

Mar 17, 2018 at 8:54 PM
I'll bet that we humans didn't invent the plow. I'll bet the first ornery aurox invented the plow. We tied him to a tree near a field and he said, "eff that", walked away dragging the tree, and boom, invented the plow.
~ from Facebook

Amazon just offered me a big discount deal on their surveillance device cum maniacal laughter machine. #ImGonnaPass #echoechoecho

Mar 16, 2018 at 3:56 PM
Amazon just offered me a big discount deal on their surveillance device cum maniacal laughter machine. #ImGonnaPass #echoechoecho
~ from Facebook

The older I get the more I recognize that people are entirely the source of their own day to day troubles. Folks will “I’m right” themselves straight to hell.

at 7:51 AM
The older I get the more I recognize that people are entirely the source of their own day to day troubles. Folks will “I’m right” themselves straight to hell.
~ from Facebook

Which is worse as a receipt, a flimsy slip of slippery tissue paper OR when you get a full size sheet of letter sized paper?

Mar 14, 2018 at 4:37 PM
Which is worse as a receipt, a flimsy slip of slippery tissue paper OR when you get a full size sheet of letter sized paper?
~ from Facebook

So I figured out how to get people to care about climate change. VANITY. Whenever climate change occurs in the directions we are headed now, bodies grow larger, and not always in pretty ways, so unless you want to weigh 500 pounds and have big barrel chests, you need to start living sustainably.

Mar 11, 2018 at 9:01 PM
So I figured out how to get people to care about climate change. VANITY. Whenever climate change occurs in the directions we are headed now, bodies grow larger, and not always in pretty ways, so unless you want to weigh 500 pounds and have big barrel chests, you need to start living sustainably.
~ from Facebook

Is the plural of walrus walri?

at 8:52 PM
Is the plural of walrus walri?
~ from Facebook

1. Day off having to go anywhere, so bra freedom. 2. I have no idea whose pants I’m wearing but they sure are comfy.

at 9:43 AM
1. Day off having to go anywhere, so bra freedom. 2. I have no idea whose pants I’m wearing but they sure are comfy.
~ from Facebook

Is tonight really the last ever clock correction for daylight savings in Florida??

Mar 10, 2018 at 3:07 PM
Is tonight really the last ever clock correction for daylight savings in Florida??
~ from Facebook

This is me trying to get home from literally three blocks away. Taking me 20 minutes so far, traffic is totally crazy.

Mar 9, 2018 at 5:28 PM
This is me trying to get home from literally three blocks away. Taking me 20 minutes so far, traffic is totally crazy.
~ from Facebook

I might get a bike today. My Major commute is less than a mile. Seems like biking it would be fun.

Mar 4, 2018 at 9:02 AM
I might get a bike today. My Major commute is less than a mile. Seems like biking it would be fun.
~ from Facebook

Claire woke me up at 5:34 am pouncing and kneading me, with a sudden emergency that her food bowl wasn’t perfectly full. I’m walking out with her leading the way, she’s purring and scraping on everything on the way out there, I fix her food, she doesn’t EAT anything but is satisfied and happy and is now sleeping on my feet. Cats are weird.

Mar 3, 2018 at 5:47 AM
Claire woke me up at 5:34 am pouncing and kneading me, with a sudden emergency that her food bowl wasn’t perfectly full. I’m walking out with her leading the way, she’s purring and scraping on everything on the way out there, I fix her food, she doesn’t EAT anything but is satisfied and happy and is now sleeping on my feet. Cats are weird.
~ from Facebook

We as a planetary people need to form more effective bodies whose sole function is to find real causality and repair the causes of the primary crises of the world — and who are only rewarded for success. My opinion of the biggest crises facing humanity are : 1. Toxicity (covers drugs, pollution, warming and radioactivity) 2. Devolution (covers loss of structure, familial instability, social degradation, poor educational systems). 3. Disharmony (covers greed, war, trafficking and inequality). This is how I see it. Jabber isn’t fixing shit. Make each of the three problems someone’s job. If it’s too much for them, make it a thousand someone’s job.

Mar 1, 2018 at 1:57 PM
We as a planetary people need to form more effective bodies whose sole function is to find real causality and repair the causes of the primary crises of the world — and who are only rewarded for success. My opinion of the biggest crises facing humanity are : 1. Toxicity (covers drugs, pollution, warming and radioactivity) 2. Devolution (covers loss of structure, familial instability, social degradation, poor educational systems). 3. Disharmony (covers greed, war, trafficking and inequality). This is how I see it. Jabber isn’t fixing shit. Make each of the three problems someone’s job. If it’s too much for them, make it a thousand someone’s job.
~ from Facebook

I swear to god my phone is freaking psychic now. I had a conversation around no devices earlier, THOUGHT about the object of that conversation and a bleeding ad showed up for it not five seconds later! That exact thing! Aaahk!!

Feb 28, 2018 at 3:06 PM
I swear to god my phone is freaking psychic now. I had a conversation around no devices earlier, THOUGHT about the object of that conversation and a bleeding ad showed up for it not five seconds later! That exact thing! Aaahk!!
~ from Facebook

My eyes are getting bluer with less of the central gold that I had. I really liked it, but it was caused by my renal issues so I’m torn. Glad to be getting healthier, sad to be a little less unique.

Feb 27, 2018 at 12:35 PM
My eyes are getting bluer with less of the central gold that I had. I really liked it, but it was caused by my renal issues so I’m torn. Glad to be getting healthier, sad to be a little less unique.
~ from Facebook

I seeeeeeriously need an eye roll under the like button options.

Feb 26, 2018 at 9:05 PM
I seeeeeeriously need an eye roll under the like button options.
~ from Facebook

Anyone who says downtown Clearwater isn’t bustling now lives in the wrong decade. There’s been a real uptick over the last few years.

at 9:02 PM
Anyone who says downtown Clearwater isn’t bustling now lives in the wrong decade. There’s been a real uptick over the last few years.
~ from Facebook

Sung to the tune of the Simon and Garfunkel hit: Hello pollen, my old friend You’ve come to bother me again You’ve covered my car with a yellow dust At least now I can’t see as much rust But now I have to wash my car every day It’s still the same From the grime of pollen

at 2:25 PM
Sung to the tune of the Simon and Garfunkel hit: Hello pollen, my old friend You’ve come to bother me again You’ve covered my car with a yellow dust At least now I can’t see as much rust But now I have to wash my car every day It’s still the same From the grime of pollen
~ from Facebook

Can one of my friends help me bring a car back to my mom’s house?

Feb 22, 2018 at 7:06 PM
Can one of my friends help me bring a car back to my mom’s house?
~ from Facebook

The universe sprinkles your kindred spirits everywhere, all continents, all races, all orientations, creeds, religions and ideologies. So, be kind to people unlike you. Treat them like you would want to be treated. Some of those folks are your spiritual kin, but you’ll never know it if you shut them out.

Feb 19, 2018 at 4:19 PM
The universe sprinkles your kindred spirits everywhere, all continents, all races, all orientations, creeds, religions and ideologies. So, be kind to people unlike you. Treat them like you would want to be treated. Some of those folks are your spiritual kin, but you’ll never know it if you shut them out.
~ from Facebook

Why Do So Many wacko conspiracy Theorists write in partial title Case When they Facebook Post About their Pet Cause??

at 12:07 AM
Why Do So Many wacko conspiracy Theorists write in partial title Case When they Facebook Post About their Pet Cause??
~ from Facebook

Did you know that modern elevators don’t let you press every single button at once? Killjoys took away one of my favorite activities from childhood.

Feb 18, 2018 at 11:57 AM
Did you know that modern elevators don’t let you press every single button at once? Killjoys took away one of my favorite activities from childhood.
~ from Facebook

Last night, I had another one of my dreams about the PCR caving in, taking the whole west coast in a huge tree-downing, city-crushing, tsunami-causing blast. I hate having this dream, it feels real. Every time I have it, I spend my whole night trying to reach and rescue friends and family. It’s exhausting. I wake up feeling like I haven’t slept in a week. I worry that I’m having premonitions. I worry the western seaboard is doomed. I worry that I’m worrying over something that won’t happen in my lifetime. Most of you know how rarely I worry. This one subject is a rare thing: something I fret over. If you live on the west coast and are reading this, please please please have a real plan, and a go-bag all packed up and ready to go for the big one. If only to appease and placate me.

Feb 17, 2018 at 7:52 PM
Last night, I had another one of my dreams about the PCR caving in, taking the whole west coast in a huge tree-downing, city-crushing, tsunami-causing blast. I hate having this dream, it feels real. Every time I have it, I spend my whole night trying to reach and rescue friends and family. It’s exhausting. I wake up feeling like I haven’t slept in a week. I worry that I’m having premonitions. I worry the western seaboard is doomed. I worry that I’m worrying over something that won’t happen in my lifetime. Most of you know how rarely I worry. This one subject is a rare thing: something I fret over. If you live on the west coast and are reading this, please please please have a real plan, and a go-bag all packed up and ready to go for the big one. If only to appease and placate me.
~ from Facebook

Correlation is not causality. Rooting out True Causality (the WHY) is the only way to actually solve a problem.

at 4:31 PM
Correlation is not causality. Rooting out True Causality (the WHY) is the only way to actually solve a problem.
~ from Facebook

If you are saddened by how schools are becoming psychotic break creation hotboxes, VOLUNTEER. Show up, mentor, and help these kids find happiness and community. By the time a kid is on mind altering psych drugs, a thousand ppl have let them down. Go change someone’s life.

at 1:45 PM
If you are saddened by how schools are becoming psychotic break creation hotboxes, VOLUNTEER. Show up, mentor, and help these kids find happiness and community. By the time a kid is on mind altering psych drugs, a thousand ppl have let them down. Go change someone’s life.
~ from Facebook

Can you get all 51? It’s multiple choice.

Feb 16, 2018 at 7:10 PM
Can you get all 51? It’s multiple choice.
~ from Facebook

What’s a really good red wine that doesn’t cost too much?

at 5:50 PM
What’s a really good red wine that doesn’t cost too much?
~ from Facebook

My thoughts are with my dad today. Hugs and love to him and hopes for a positive scan outcome.

at 8:22 AM
My thoughts are with my dad today. Hugs and love to him and hopes for a positive scan outcome.
~ from Facebook

You want to try to sell a dog, especially for thousands, I’m going to comment on it and tell people to adopt. I don’t know why it’s still legal to be a puppy mill, to SELL pets. Makes me sick.

Feb 13, 2018 at 5:59 PM
You want to try to sell a dog, especially for thousands, I’m going to comment on it and tell people to adopt. I don’t know why it’s still legal to be a puppy mill, to SELL pets. Makes me sick.
~ from Facebook

My replacement Kindle is set to arrive ANY MINUTE NOW. So exciting.

Feb 12, 2018 at 4:18 PM
My replacement Kindle is set to arrive ANY MINUTE NOW. So exciting.
~ from Facebook

So far today I have seen four ppl wearing tights of dubious opacity as pants. Is this a Florida thing?

Feb 11, 2018 at 11:10 AM
So far today I have seen four ppl wearing tights of dubious opacity as pants. Is this a Florida thing?
~ from Facebook

My generation was told that when we grew up we could have flying cars. I feel kind of gipped that we all just got the one. And only #StarMan gets to enjoy it. :/

Feb 7, 2018 at 12:19 AM
My generation was told that when we grew up we could have flying cars. I feel kind of gipped that we all just got the one. And only #StarMan gets to enjoy it. :/
~ from Facebook

“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.” ~ John Adams Things to consider: 1. Yes, it's a republic, and not a democracy. Stop it already, just staaaaahp with the calling us a democracy. 2. most of the population is part of the problem. Whether they're right or left, right or wrong. The division in two is literaly breaking the foundation of our nation.

Feb 6, 2018 at 5:54 PM
“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.” ~ John Adams Things to consider: 1. Yes, it's a republic, and not a democracy. Stop it already, just staaaaahp with the calling us a democracy. 2. most of the population is part of the problem. Whether they're right or left, right or wrong. The division in two is literaly breaking the foundation of our nation.
~ from Facebook

I’ve begun hiding the worst offenders from my feed, and by ‘worst offenders’ I mean they say things like, “affect on people”, “apart of you” or “build the wall”. Literacy matters, folks.

at 9:28 AM
I’ve begun hiding the worst offenders from my feed, and by ‘worst offenders’ I mean they say things like, “affect on people”, “apart of you” or “build the wall”. Literacy matters, folks.
~ from Facebook

I was thinking about what the eighties and nineties would have contributed to the world of viral memes if viral memes had existed: 1. Let’s not and say we did. 2. Cool beans 3. As if. 4. Gag me with a spoon. 5. SWAK 6. That’s so ten minutes ago. 7. 747 over your head. 8. Bill and Ted air guitaring. 9. Bo and her cornrows. 10. Anything from Heathers. Anyone else think of anything that went legit viral before the internet made it easier?

Feb 5, 2018 at 5:12 PM
I was thinking about what the eighties and nineties would have contributed to the world of viral memes if viral memes had existed: 1. Let’s not and say we did. 2. Cool beans 3. As if. 4. Gag me with a spoon. 5. SWAK 6. That’s so ten minutes ago. 7. 747 over your head. 8. Bill and Ted air guitaring. 9. Bo and her cornrows. 10. Anything from Heathers. Anyone else think of anything that went legit viral before the internet made it easier?
~ from Facebook

Thirty seconds analysis told me that outcome. Let’s hope someone I know placed bets.

at 12:02 AM
Thirty seconds analysis told me that outcome. Let’s hope someone I know placed bets.
~ from Facebook

Happy birthday to my nephew Christian who is loved here and missed. Good luck in the big city, kiddo!

Feb 4, 2018 at 12:25 PM
Happy birthday to my nephew Christian who is loved here and missed. Good luck in the big city, kiddo!
~ from Facebook

I already have four desks but my feed keeps showing me ads for more desks. What do I not know?

Jan 30, 2018 at 5:14 PM
I already have four desks but my feed keeps showing me ads for more desks. What do I not know?
~ from Facebook

If you want to solve global pollution and climate change, make a world building video game that takes place over the next forty years, starts now, includes elections, laws, incentives and penalties, let users suggest new penalties or incentives, and new measures, use the temperature models, parts per billion counts, ozone coverage etc, as game ranking tools, not coins or land gained, and use the pollution models we currently know from science to run result. Let it loose on the populace and crowd source the solution. Then implement the most effective strategy. Why not use these complex world building games for global benefit?

Jan 29, 2018 at 6:35 PM
If you want to solve global pollution and climate change, make a world building video game that takes place over the next forty years, starts now, includes elections, laws, incentives and penalties, let users suggest new penalties or incentives, and new measures, use the temperature models, parts per billion counts, ozone coverage etc, as game ranking tools, not coins or land gained, and use the pollution models we currently know from science to run result. Let it loose on the populace and crowd source the solution. Then implement the most effective strategy. Why not use these complex world building games for global benefit?
~ from Facebook

WITHOUT prompting, ask your child these questions and write EXACTLY what they said. Miranda, age 20 *What is something I say a lot? I'm very proud of you Lovey πŸ™‚ *What makes me happy? BOOKS *What makes me sad? The decline of personal contact with the introduction of social media *How tall am I? 5'6"? 5'8"? shorter than me *What's my favorite thing to do? drink tea and talk *What is my favorite food? oh goodness I can't say... ice cream is a safe bet. *What is my favorite drink? FRESH orange juice *If I could go anywhere, where would it be? Maybe France... or Ireland... Maybe that's where I want you to take me (pllllleeeeeaaaaassseeeeeee) *Do you think you could live without me? Of course not *How do I bother you? Telling me what I said was "so teenagery” *What is my favorite TV show? Firefly *What is my job? SEO (if you ask me to get into details on it I might disappoint you) *How old am I? 40 *What's my favourite colour? I think when I asked you this you said you don't believe in having a favorite color... so trick question. *How much do I love you? More than the moon and stars, deeper than a million oceans, as much as much can be ❤ Copy, paste and change my answers and see what your child says.

at 2:11 PM
WITHOUT prompting, ask your child these questions and write EXACTLY what they said. Miranda, age 20 *What is something I say a lot? I'm very proud of you Lovey πŸ™‚ *What makes me happy? BOOKS *What makes me sad? The decline of personal contact with the introduction of social media *How tall am I? 5'6"? 5'8"? shorter than me *What's my favorite thing to do? drink tea and talk *What is my favorite food? oh goodness I can't say... ice cream is a safe bet. *What is my favorite drink? FRESH orange juice *If I could go anywhere, where would it be? Maybe France... or Ireland... Maybe that's where I want you to take me (pllllleeeeeaaaaassseeeeeee) *Do you think you could live without me? Of course not *How do I bother you? Telling me what I said was "so teenagery” *What is my favorite TV show? Firefly *What is my job? SEO (if you ask me to get into details on it I might disappoint you) *How old am I? 40 *What's my favourite colour? I think when I asked you this you said you don't believe in having a favorite color... so trick question. *How much do I love you? More than the moon and stars, deeper than a million oceans, as much as much can be ❤ Copy, paste and change my answers and see what your child says.
~ from Facebook

I wish Facebook had a way to Close old posts from being commented on, the way blogs do. If I close the post, you can’t comment. There are some that I don’t want commentary on, others that are too old to really be relevant anymore and others that were absolutely perfect the way they were.

at 8:10 AM
I wish Facebook had a way to Close old posts from being commented on, the way blogs do. If I close the post, you can’t comment. There are some that I don’t want commentary on, others that are too old to really be relevant anymore and others that were absolutely perfect the way they were.
~ from Facebook

People who are personally invested in the failings and victories of spectator sports franchises really amuse me. I’ve never been able to comprehend why they care so deeply. I’m simply never tempted to root for either side. Perhaps it’s a byproduct of a nomadic childhood, never having a hometown team of any kind. But I doubt it.

Jan 28, 2018 at 9:58 PM
People who are personally invested in the failings and victories of spectator sports franchises really amuse me. I’ve never been able to comprehend why they care so deeply. I’m simply never tempted to root for either side. Perhaps it’s a byproduct of a nomadic childhood, never having a hometown team of any kind. But I doubt it.
~ from Facebook

I just stood up to a loud bigot, called him out on being a bigot in front of his friends and he called me the worst thing he could think of: a Democrat. While I find that hilarious and telling, I am still shaking. I need someone to tell me I did the right thing, because everyone present was glaring at me.

Jan 27, 2018 at 3:46 PM
I just stood up to a loud bigot, called him out on being a bigot in front of his friends and he called me the worst thing he could think of: a Democrat. While I find that hilarious and telling, I am still shaking. I need someone to tell me I did the right thing, because everyone present was glaring at me.
~ from Facebook

Pulling my mail out of the mailbox, I disrupted a nest of angry tiny wasps. They all flew directly towards me but not a one of them bit me or even seemed to land on me. After doing a little frantic hair touching jig, I’m left feeling very confused. Either somebody’s put the opposite of a hex on me and I should test it by going skydiving, or wasps are losing their touch.

at 3:20 PM
Pulling my mail out of the mailbox, I disrupted a nest of angry tiny wasps. They all flew directly towards me but not a one of them bit me or even seemed to land on me. After doing a little frantic hair touching jig, I’m left feeling very confused. Either somebody’s put the opposite of a hex on me and I should test it by going skydiving, or wasps are losing their touch.
~ from Facebook

I’m nearly certain my child said not to eat her breakfast cereal, which I can nearly do. ... I may have to go out to eat.

at 12:14 PM
I’m nearly certain my child said not to eat her breakfast cereal, which I can nearly do. ... I may have to go out to eat.
~ from Facebook

Humble brag posts are ticking me off today. I shall spend the rest of the night muttering to myself and clacking away on a keyboard.

Jan 26, 2018 at 6:45 PM
Humble brag posts are ticking me off today. I shall spend the rest of the night muttering to myself and clacking away on a keyboard.
~ from Facebook

Real life is truly not writable as fiction. It’s not believable enough.

at 5:35 PM
Real life is truly not writable as fiction. It’s not believable enough.
~ from Facebook

My friends are really amazing.

at 2:34 PM
My friends are really amazing.
~ from Facebook

What are the leftover bits of your childhood that can still throw you right back into that age? I have so many, but let’s go with this one. I was The lead in “Alice in Wonderland”. To this day I can still break it into the song version of “T’was Brillig” on request. Dance moves included.

at 2:20 PM
What are the leftover bits of your childhood that can still throw you right back into that age? I have so many, but let’s go with this one. I was The lead in “Alice in Wonderland”. To this day I can still break it into the song version of “T’was Brillig” on request. Dance moves included.
~ from Facebook

When I find out that someone I watched get born has a social media account, I feel like maybe it’s time for me to join the AARP and just dive in headfirst.

Jan 25, 2018 at 5:45 PM
When I find out that someone I watched get born has a social media account, I feel like maybe it’s time for me to join the AARP and just dive in headfirst.
~ from Facebook

My kid just said “error 404 - sock not found“. My work is done.

at 5:13 PM
My kid just said “error 404 - sock not found“. My work is done.
~ from Facebook

They moved since this was created but here I am getting my hair did anyhow.

Jan 23, 2018 at 7:01 PM
They moved since this was created but here I am getting my hair did anyhow.
~ from Facebook

I don’t like when people who’ve never had twins tell someone with a perfectly normal belly that “woah, that belly! Sure it’s not twins?” That belly you think looks like twins full term is what I looked like at five months pregnant. Maybe four. A twin belly doesn’t look like you think it does. So, stop it. In fact, stop all the “Your belly?!” commentary in general. All you’re doing is making that soon-to-be mom self conscious or worried. These days anyone in their ninth month definitely already knows whether they’re having twins, and if their belly actually IS abnormal in any way, for instance polyhydramnios, you’ll have stepped right in it. If it’s just an excuse to have something to say so you can walk up and touch the belly, then just ask directly.

at 8:09 AM
I don’t like when people who’ve never had twins tell someone with a perfectly normal belly that “woah, that belly! Sure it’s not twins?” That belly you think looks like twins full term is what I looked like at five months pregnant. Maybe four. A twin belly doesn’t look like you think it does. So, stop it. In fact, stop all the “Your belly?!” commentary in general. All you’re doing is making that soon-to-be mom self conscious or worried. These days anyone in their ninth month definitely already knows whether they’re having twins, and if their belly actually IS abnormal in any way, for instance polyhydramnios, you’ll have stepped right in it. If it’s just an excuse to have something to say so you can walk up and touch the belly, then just ask directly.
~ from Facebook

I just got jury duty! 😳

Jan 22, 2018 at 3:40 PM
I just got jury duty! 😳
~ from Facebook
Jan 20, 2018 at 9:47 AM

~ from Facebook

Anyone who wants to try out a yoga trapeze/yoga swing before they buy one is welcome to come over and play with mine.

Jan 19, 2018 at 12:53 PM
Anyone who wants to try out a yoga trapeze/yoga swing before they buy one is welcome to come over and play with mine.
~ from Facebook

Words that are plural: Data Agenda Addenda

at 6:41 AM
Words that are plural: Data Agenda Addenda
~ from Facebook

I’m the kind of person who will just walk up to anyone and say “HI!” Billionaire? Sure. Homeless ranting dude? Why not. That shirtless muscle guy in a doorag who may or may not be a corner man? Done. The blotchy teen with the great haircut? Yup. I don’t care, you get a “Hi!”. I cannot tell you how often as a child I was warned not to do this but so far it’s working out great.

Jan 18, 2018 at 8:39 PM
I’m the kind of person who will just walk up to anyone and say “HI!” Billionaire? Sure. Homeless ranting dude? Why not. That shirtless muscle guy in a doorag who may or may not be a corner man? Done. The blotchy teen with the great haircut? Yup. I don’t care, you get a “Hi!”. I cannot tell you how often as a child I was warned not to do this but so far it’s working out great.
~ from Facebook

Do you think that social media is controbuting to society regressing? If not, do you not think society is regressing?

Jan 16, 2018 at 5:19 PM
Do you think that social media is controbuting to society regressing? If not, do you not think society is regressing?
~ from Facebook

Anyone know where I can find a refrigerator box that I can keep?

at 3:45 PM
Anyone know where I can find a refrigerator box that I can keep?
~ from Facebook

Go get ‘em, tiger!

Jan 15, 2018 at 8:09 AM
Go get ‘em, tiger!
~ from Facebook

We need to reclassify crimes and misdemeanors to allow for prosecution of folks who use ALL CAPS to talk on social media.

Jan 14, 2018 at 6:49 PM
We need to reclassify crimes and misdemeanors to allow for prosecution of folks who use ALL CAPS to talk on social media.
~ from Facebook

I miss my sisters. That is all.

Jan 13, 2018 at 8:42 PM
I miss my sisters. That is all.
~ from Facebook

Dear Lord, I think a billion dollars would be better in my hands than most folks. Just sayin', think about it.

at 8:33 PM
Dear Lord, I think a billion dollars would be better in my hands than most folks. Just sayin', think about it.
~ from Facebook

“Wisdom is not about knowing more, but knowing with more of you.” ~ Richard Rohr

Jan 9, 2018 at 4:20 PM
“Wisdom is not about knowing more, but knowing with more of you.” ~ Richard Rohr
~ from Facebook

I’m trying to figure out how my house can get clean today without my having to stop writing...

Jan 7, 2018 at 10:45 AM
I’m trying to figure out how my house can get clean today without my having to stop writing...
~ from Facebook

So, mathematicians worked with okcupid and worked out that if you’re too pretty, you’re less likely to find your correct match easily. I’m deciding to assume THAT is why it took me decades. To all my single friends, it turns out you’re just too pretty, and the mathematicians say you’ve got to go ahead and buck social norms and just send messages out to whoever you want to without waiting for them to contact you, regardless of whether they’re attractive.

Jan 6, 2018 at 2:52 PM
So, mathematicians worked with okcupid and worked out that if you’re too pretty, you’re less likely to find your correct match easily. I’m deciding to assume THAT is why it took me decades. To all my single friends, it turns out you’re just too pretty, and the mathematicians say you’ve got to go ahead and buck social norms and just send messages out to whoever you want to without waiting for them to contact you, regardless of whether they’re attractive.
~ from Facebook

As someone who watches zero Fox News, I thought those of you who do might like to know that there is zero corroboration of content there by other media. And since I only read international newspapers, all I’ve really heard about him is backlash for failing the Paris accord and how scary the rants on Twitter are to the rest of the world. I’ve noted a complete lack of reporting on the economy, though, so can assume there must be good news there. If you’re a trump supporter who DOES NOT listen to talk radio or watch Fox News, can you tell me what his successes even are?

at 8:24 AM
As someone who watches zero Fox News, I thought those of you who do might like to know that there is zero corroboration of content there by other media. And since I only read international newspapers, all I’ve really heard about him is backlash for failing the Paris accord and how scary the rants on Twitter are to the rest of the world. I’ve noted a complete lack of reporting on the economy, though, so can assume there must be good news there. If you’re a trump supporter who DOES NOT listen to talk radio or watch Fox News, can you tell me what his successes even are?
~ from Facebook

I finally found my hannukiah (menorah) just a month late! Um, do over?

Jan 4, 2018 at 10:08 PM
I finally found my hannukiah (menorah) just a month late! Um, do over?
~ from Facebook

My cats have been coming over and asking me for something that I have not been able to figure out, nearly nonstop for the last 48 hours or so. I finally figured it out, they want me to change the weather. They want me to change the weather so that they can go outside and spend the day in a beautiful spring day. Unfortunately I cannot provide that so I shall continue to be pestered no matter what I’m doing. Cat butt in my face and claws kneading me until the weather improves.

at 10:04 PM
My cats have been coming over and asking me for something that I have not been able to figure out, nearly nonstop for the last 48 hours or so. I finally figured it out, they want me to change the weather. They want me to change the weather so that they can go outside and spend the day in a beautiful spring day. Unfortunately I cannot provide that so I shall continue to be pestered no matter what I’m doing. Cat butt in my face and claws kneading me until the weather improves.
~ from Facebook

People are always saying “don’t let ____ get you down.” Well just how about don’t let anything get you down?

at 9:54 PM
People are always saying “don’t let ____ get you down.” Well just how about don’t let anything get you down?
~ from Facebook

This is always an amazing night. If you’re not going here you’re missing the best literary event in Tampa Bay.

at 7:59 PM
This is always an amazing night. If you’re not going here you’re missing the best literary event in Tampa Bay.
~ from Facebook

What’s the biggest thing about 2017 that you don’t personally plan to repeat in 2018?

at 8:35 AM
What’s the biggest thing about 2017 that you don’t personally plan to repeat in 2018?
~ from Facebook

I’m so glad that our historical heroes aren’t alive and on Twitter today. We all seem like insane hypocrites on that platform.

Jan 3, 2018 at 4:27 PM
I’m so glad that our historical heroes aren’t alive and on Twitter today. We all seem like insane hypocrites on that platform.
~ from Facebook

Why is “virtue signaling” used as an epithet? Shouldn’t we all be virtuous? Isn’t everything we say online some kind of signal? Why shouldn’t we try to voice the love and the good in the world? Why should my saying that YES I DO GOOD THINGS AND SO SHOULD YOU be labeled and demeaned? You’re just “virtue signaling”. So??? Sling your weak ass epithets all you like. Give me your half baked insult and I will wear it with pride and I will continue to talk about the human urge toward virtue. Better than being an internet troll bashing people for speaking about and promoting that we act on our better angels. The world has far more than enough people passing their vices along. Teach compassion, teach love. And to hell with the assholes that say that talking about your good works in the world is somehow a bad thing. I just want the world to be better and believe in living what you preach.

at 3:33 PM
Why is “virtue signaling” used as an epithet? Shouldn’t we all be virtuous? Isn’t everything we say online some kind of signal? Why shouldn’t we try to voice the love and the good in the world? Why should my saying that YES I DO GOOD THINGS AND SO SHOULD YOU be labeled and demeaned? You’re just “virtue signaling”. So??? Sling your weak ass epithets all you like. Give me your half baked insult and I will wear it with pride and I will continue to talk about the human urge toward virtue. Better than being an internet troll bashing people for speaking about and promoting that we act on our better angels. The world has far more than enough people passing their vices along. Teach compassion, teach love. And to hell with the assholes that say that talking about your good works in the world is somehow a bad thing. I just want the world to be better and believe in living what you preach.
~ from Facebook

Everything must grind to a halt because my cat needs petting.

Jan 2, 2018 at 9:42 PM
Everything must grind to a halt because my cat needs petting.
~ from Facebook

If you’re from up north and wondering why Floridians are crying so hard about the cold weather right now, imagine if you didn’t have a good way to stay warm. Up north everyone’s got heat, not so here. We are prepared for 100 degrees but not 40. And winter coats are few and far between on Florida racks.

at 12:31 PM
If you’re from up north and wondering why Floridians are crying so hard about the cold weather right now, imagine if you didn’t have a good way to stay warm. Up north everyone’s got heat, not so here. We are prepared for 100 degrees but not 40. And winter coats are few and far between on Florida racks.
~ from Facebook

What’s your favorite diet tracker app?

Jan 1, 2018 at 7:59 AM
What’s your favorite diet tracker app?
~ from Facebook