Friday Free For All ~ 12/23/22

Lulu & I made an early morning run for specialty doughnuts from Voodoo Doughnut who just opened a new store in downtown SA. People have taken bets that the store will close in less than a year. Not because of the product mind you which appears to be a booming business amid all the other pastry palaces. The reason is every prior business on that corner has gone the way of the dino. Location, location, location …

The paid & general lack of parking will keep locals away but maybe the out of town crowd foot traffic will sustain them. Our method was to order online, go early on a holiday week, me act like a taxi on the N Presa side street, flashers on while Lulu did a mad dash. We were there @ 30 minutes ahead of our order but they don’t package until 20 minutes til for optimum freshness. They had to do some computer stuff to move the order ahead but all in all, we made good time. Then we took the long way home to see the beautiful holiday lights along the Riverwalk.

Speaking of holidays, they suck. Well not for everyone but for enough of us. I read something online suggesting to wish people a gentle holiday instead of happy or joyful one. Too much pressure & toxic positivity aka denial that these days may not be happy at all. What better way to commemorate the reason for the season than through gentleness & grace. My skip level boss replied that my wish to him for a gentle holiday had to be the nicest thing anyone ever said to him. Awww and that response made my day!

I was tearing about on my b-day about the light metaphorical fuses to blow things up. I stopped myself thank goodness. “Fuck ’em” I say instead. They are not going to ruin my peace. The mofo’s don’t even realize they’re being awful anyway. And if they do realize & are purposefully being bad humans, well then I don’t want a relationship with them anyway. Alrighty, I have to get to work. Tschรผss until tomorrow.

As always, more to come.

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#SLS ~ 11/6/22

The prompt is songs from artists who have famous musician parents, suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II. Thanks Jim for hosting. Iโ€™m going with One Headlight by the Wallflowers. Songwriter: Jakob Dylan, son of Bob. Hope you enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

So long ago, I don’t remember when
That’s when they say I lost my only friend
Well they said she died easy of a broken heart disease
As I listened through the cemetery trees

I seen the sun coming up at the funeral at dawn
The long broken arm of human law
Now it always seemed such a waste
She always had a pretty face
So I wondered how she hung around this place

Hey, come on try a little
Nothing is forever
There’s got to be something better than
In the middle
But me and Cinderella
We put it all together
We can drive it home
With one headlight

She said it’s cold
It feels like Independence Day
And I can’t break away from this parade
But there’s got to be an opening
Somewhere here in front of me
Through this maze of ugliness and greed
And I seen the sun up ahead
At the county line bridge
Saying all is good and nothingness is dead
We’d run until she’s out of breath
She ran until there’s nothing left
She hit the end, it’s just her window ledge

Hey, come on try a little
Nothing is forever
There’s got to be something better than
In the middle
But me and Cinderella
We put it all together
We can drive it home
With one headlight

This place is old
It feels just like a beat up truck
I turn the engine, but the engine doesn’t turn
What smells of cheap wine and cigarettes
This place is always such a mess
Sometimes I think I’d like to watch it burn
I’m so alone, I feel just like somebody else
Man, I ain’t changed, but I know I ain’t the same
But somewhere here in between the city walls of dying dreams
I think her death it must be killing me

Hey
Hey
Hey, come on try a little
Nothing is forever
There’s got to be something better than
In the middle
But me and Cinderella
We put it all together
We can drive it home
With one headlight

Friday for a Good Cause ~ 7/22/22

I wanna start with a shout out to my coworker DZ. Heโ€™s biking ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ in the Pan Ohio Hope ride. Kicking the asphalt out of cancer. This is a charity event where the funds go to housing relatives who are displaced while their loved ones are receiving cancer treatments. Seeing our loved ones name on DZโ€™s race bib, felt good ๐Ÿ˜Š. Like they were riding along with him. Alive in our memories. โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿฉน

Now that Iโ€™m not reading as much, Friday book ๐Ÿ“• club has gone by the wayside. #WATWB is also no more. Friday tunes never took off. This means I need to find a Friday feature that sticks.

Iโ€™m off to find a weekly prompt challenge. Until then, hereโ€™s a song ๐ŸŽต from my favorite ๐Ÿคฉ Beatle. Hope you enjoy ๐Ÿ˜Š

As always more to come.

Friday Tunes ~ 7/8/22

What does a Bambi feature image have to do with Friday Tunes? Nothing. The answer is nothing. LOL. I just happen to love this gif or meme or whatever the proper term for the Grrrr. I have discovered Instagram because of Ms. Marvel and the scene that made me snort laugh. It’s not SnapChat auntie, it’s Insta! I watched so many videos … reels I think they’re called & the musical accompaniments are really clever. So finally that is why this post is called Friday tunes. Enjoy !!

As always more to come.

Friday ๐Ÿ blings ~ 6/17/22

Coming at ya live from my iPhone. Notice the sweet lil ram ๐Ÿ emoji is back. Iโ€™m off the charts folks. So much has happened Iโ€™m over stimulated. I feel like I might burst ๐Ÿ’ฅ. Iโ€™m a writing โœ๏ธ fool. Alias Twitter is my friend. People who understand like only those of us in a certain club can understand has been therapeutic to say the least. I hop off Twitter to FB to WP to emails, texts but I have a day job I must work too. All this activity would be fine if I wasnโ€™t such an over analyzer, things might be manageable. But nope, analysis paralysis drags the whole thing out. Somebody stop โœ‹ me said in my Jim Carrey from The Mask voice over voice. I wish Iโ€™d kept that meme but I deleted it to make room. Oh well.

Iโ€™m going to reveal soon. Iโ€™m not worried ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ about getting in trouble ๐Ÿ‘ฟ any longer because I was making stuff up โฌ†๏ธ. In the absence of evidence, thatโ€™s what we humans do. We fill in blanks. Iโ€™m relieved ๐Ÿฅฒ to know I was 1/2 right with my suspicions or educated guesses. And the parts about my situation that was spinning ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ me up and pissing me off wasnโ€™t too bad in hindsight. Still Iโ€™m proceeding with caution โ›”๏ธIโ€™m going to slow down and be methodical. Shocker I know. Guess that โ€œGoes to show you never ๐Ÿ‘Ž can tell.โ€

Now for a musical ๐ŸŽถ interlude.

As always more to come.

Reflections about Blogging from A to Z April 2022 Challenge ~ 5/5/22

The world is burning while Nero fiddles … I mean Rome burned while Nero fiddles. Boy what a rough start. I’m sure I’ll be mixing messages and spewing nonsense but feels like we are living in nonsensical times. Orwellian as my buddy KR said this morning. I just could not get up my gumption to reflect before now. Trivial … everything seems trivial. Oy vey!

I truly enjoyed the challenge this year because I mixed haiku with music, two of my most favorite things. Writing those posts was like free therapy. I didn’t get around to reading as much as I had hoped with life intervening, even before this more recent terrible awful, but I plan to take a very in depth road trip pretty soon.

Please pretend my feature image says 2022. I know it doesn’t but my media is about topped off. I wanted the Winner badge and felt like I didn’t have room for two. Of course now I need to figure out what to do with the coveted Winner badge. I figured it out once upon a time and hope to do so again. In the meantime, I’ll add this gem right here.

Friday Tunes ~ 3/11/22

I have scheduled my maintenance and upkeep. CT scan on 3/14, new crown on 3/21, and be kind to me day on 3/25. When we’ll be out of office, we send planners to impacted team members so they can have the details on their calendars. Of course the extent of this info due to privacy / HIPPA etc, is Jill on PTO. I was feeling cheeky and instead under location I put the Medical Mystery Tour as a play on the Beatles and the earworm continues. Now you get one too ๐Ÿ™‚

Roll Up into the weekend, wishing you all the BEST!!!

Friday Tunes ~ 2/25/22

This week has been one for the memory books. For more reasons than one. There were some bright spots. On Monday we had a team builder with over 1500 people, then Tuesday we narrowed down to just our 30ish, then into small break out groups of 6. We told our origin stories. Dang y’all I learned SO much! We were being vulnerable and all. Several of us enjoy music and someone mentioned John Prine. His music got that person through the pandemic. Of course I had to look him up. To me, John is more of a storyteller but boy can he play the guitar. Here is one of his that I stumbled across after being given his name. I may just have a new favorite. Hope you enjoy as well.

As always more to come.