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Intro to 44

Posted: February 19, 2017 in blogging
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I am me

To be taken or left as you find me.

I shall have no regrets, either way.

Today is my birthday on a loverly cloudy with light sprinkling day in the Valley. 

So feel free to order that pastry to help me celebrate. 

I try not to ruminate too much on these days. I’m in a decent enough place in my life. No major worries and I have my health.

Birthdays are the days one is given leave “To glory in self like a new monster”, in the words of one James Douglas Morrison. To be a bit selfish and just enjoy being. 

Still getting a bit settled in my skin, not sure that will ever be a completed journey and probably shan’t be. But I do like me so that is something.

I shall be dining at a favorite eatery with MBM later today. My usual procrastination has necessated a couple of errands be done but I shall enjoy the day regardless.

Tomorrow MBM and I shall sojourn to the Ren Faire and quite enjoy ourselves. Then the surgery of real life shall commence, as it does. (Come on, lottery. *laughs*)

But I hope you enjoy your day as well. Raise a toast to yourself. Huzzah.

(Don’t forget to join the others)

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…I need a Sherlock tattoo.

Just saw the season finale. Wow. I need that script to pore over and live over it again and again. Will be seeing it in the theatre.

Yeah, cut my hair today, is why took you a bit to see me. Little too short on one side but good enough.

Oh, you won’t believe what I had to do on Monday. I had to go to the bank and order some checks. Only use them for the rent so only needed one box, but I had a moment of wondering if they actually still did them.

There was something I meant to tell you about last week, something I came across. International Correspondence Writing Month.

Something you might want to share. 

Rained some this past week. Was nice and cloudy all day today.

Still need to see Rogue One. I did buy Magnificent Seven blu ray.

Daily writing prompts have slipped a bit but will be catching up. Starting to think up a list of projects to do.

Been a slow week otherwise. Tell you what, let me gets us a refill and we’ll go check on what the others are doing.

Hello again.

How has today found you? Well within parameters, I hope.

As you see, it’s a bit cloudy today. But not rain clouds.

We have made it past the first week of the new year. But the last one has left it’s mark. 

I had the TV volume turned all the way, with the closed captioning on, one morning whilst getting ready for work. It was on the CBS morning show just by accident.

Happened to glance over to see an run of old pictures of Rita Moreno and the text was high points in her career. Of course, my immediate thought was that she had passed and was so relieved to find out she was there to chat up her new project. Realized I had post 2016 death fears and probably will for some time.

I did not know she had been with Marlon Brando for eight years. Will have to look for her autobiography at the library. She’s still a sharp wit and great sense of humor. 


I came across one of those anecdotal posts on the Facebook, this one was of men relating instances they were subjected to sexist comments and behavior. It is easy to forget there is another side to that coin.

My interest in bullet journaling continues. I spent a day off working it on whilst listening to the audio book of The Cuckoo’s  Calling by Robert Galbraith. It was a good day.

I’m keeping track of the days til September 1st in it. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, this year will be 19 years later, and Albus Severus Potter will be off to Hogwarts.

I’m trying to write every day. Bought a book with daily prompts in it. Had to catch up the 3rd and the 4th a day late but been good since then.

I saw the first signs of Spring. The Liberty tax service sign twirlers came out. April is not far behind.

The first episode of Sherlock was brilliant, as to be expected. I won’t be home yet when it airs tonight, so have to see if can be up at 2:30 for a repeat. Might catch Rosemary and Thyme, a mystery series from some years back on the BBC.

I’m in the mood for a scone now. Oh, I found this map that shows the distribution of how ‘scone’ is pronounced in the British Isles. I rhyme it with ‘gone’ myself.

Another work day soon to begin and I should be off. Don’t forget to have a chat with the others.

Welcome and thank fuck 2016 is over with! Now to see what 2017 brings.

It’s been raining last couple of days and today. Adds the holiday chill to things.

Sherlock’s fourth season starts today! By all accounts it is going to be great.

A great show of how I am is that I’ve been vacillating between Harry Potter weekend on Freeform and The Walking Dead marathon on AMC this weekend.

New Year’s Eve was nice. Went to a friend’s house as is the usual. More subdued from previous years. I’m usually in charge of the firepits. Fella saw fit to try and ‘help’. I must admit I was not happy with that and gave him quite the frosty reaction. I tend to have a set idea on how certain things should be done and do not look kindly on those who throw in without asking my leave. 

Having a makeup Christmas with the family since I was working on the actual weekend. Waiting on the ham now.

I do hope 2017 is better but don’t hold out much hope for such. Just have to muscle though to the other side.

Discovered that a member of my team, the Dallas Cowboys, was born in England and actually went to high school with Daniel Radcliffe from Harry Potter.

First year with using the bullet journal. I’m feeling good about it and think it just might stick, knock on wood.

Well, I do hope you and yours have a fine year. Find those moments to enjoy.

See how the others are doing.

…and it’s back to the hot drinks today. The highest it’s supposed to get this week is 70, and today about 63. Which I know is nothing to many, but is on the cold side for here.
Not to much has happened this week. Work remains meh.

Bought me best mate another present, and missed out on the Yule party with some other friends on Saturday cause work schedule was changed. 

And ugh, someone beat me to the laundry room this morning and took up all three washers. Which considering I got there right after six in the morning lets you know how anxious they were to get there. And best part, when dryer time came, two were running but one was done with a few clothes in it. Which, of course, turns out didn’t belong with the other two, so could have taken them out and had my clothes dried over 30 minutes sooner. #apartmentlifeproblems

Good for me, my usual time to leave gets me to work an hour and half early (bus rider), so had some wiggle room.

At some point will need to see Star Wars Rogue One. Hearing great things about it. And love all the memes with ‘spoilers’ on its sequel, which of course is A New Hope. 

Was able to tell someone in one of my Fb groups about the coffee share. She wanted to join a blog collective ( and yes my geekdom had to fight past Borg Collective for that) so I told her about this. Fingers crossed.

Decided to try Milwordy next year. A million words written in one year. Needless to say, this will include ALL words. Blog posts, fanfic, NaNo. Breaks down to 2,740 words a day. Within the realm, provided I sit my arse down and do it. And find the projects.

No resolutions, just goals. 

Time will tell. Til next week.

(I feel like I should come up with some kinda and off, you know. Hmm. For now, to paraphrase the original Weekend Update team, Good Day and Have a Pleasant Tomorrow.)

Don’t forget to join the others.

coffee-tea

.. I would remark on how our weather has changed. It is expected to be mid-ish70s all this week. So if we sit out in the sun, I just might offer you an iced beverage.

Work was actually different this week. I had to work a morning shift (6:30 – 3:00). It was interesting. Time actually seemed to move differently compared to my usual shift (12:00-8:30). An okay experience but not sure I would want to make it be a regular thing.

I have created another blog as a tool to explore my religion, Heathenry. Both to see what it is I believe and as a way to learn to articulate it to others. I read the bus and occasionally you get someone wanting to share their god with you. Just want to be able to return the favor, as it were.

In that view, I saw two of a six part series on PBS World about pilgrimages. It was called ‘Sacred Journeys’ and the two I saw were the main pilgrimages for Muslims and for Hindus. The interesting part on a personal level was as the pilgrims were talking about their faiths, it made me wonder of my relationship to my faith. With any luck, that desire will continue and lead me to the questions I want to answer.

But enough seriousness. I sadly missed the Harry Potter Yule Balls that were held nationwide at Barnes & Noble. I’ve heard mixed reviews online of how they went, but have a feeling the one at my usual store would have been quite nice.

I’ve bought one present for me best mate and have an eye on a second and possible third. Not sure what to get the family of course.

I have two books picked out for my reading challenge next year. Might try and swing for more than just the max two a month, we’ll see.

Saw a daily prompt writing journal might pick up for next year. Work on gaining a few habits in ’17.

2017 in just a couple more weeks. Rarely have I been more ready to put a year behind me. Not for a personal reason, of course. Just this crazy year that never should have been.

I feel like getting some ice cream, it’s such a nice day. What say, cup or cone?

See what the others are having HERE

 

“Gone to Texas”

Posted: April 23, 2016 in a-z challenge, blogging
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Bit of a surprise, this one?

I said before how Star Wars was probably my first fandom. Yeah, it’s actually Texas.

I was born here, but left when I was three. But my family never let me forget where I came from.

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My first tattoo was one of Texas. I do not hesitate to claim her as my homeland and when I talk about my hometown with my family and friends, I refer to it as ‘back home’.

I know our representation at the moment is not a sterling one. But we have had extraordinary people in our history, forward thinkers, and like to think we will again.

But my loyalty remains to the land and the ideals. To the great things we have done and accomplish. My viewpoint is not entirely through rose-colored glasses. I am realistic and honest about the less noble things.

I have lived thirteen times longer here in the Valley then I did back home. And still don’t really claim Arizona in the same way I claim Texas.

Take my love, take my land / Take me where I cannot stand / I don’t care, I’m still free / You can’t take the sky from me / Take me out to the black / Tell ’em I ain’t comin’ back / Burn the land and boil the sea / You can’t take the sky from me / There’s no place I can be / Since I found serenity / But you can’t take the sky from me

Nine people on a ship in deep space, looking for something they don’t realize they alreaady have.

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Malcolm Reynolds – A man who lost his faith. But making a family.

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Zoe Washburne – Malcolm’s second in command. Strong, usually clearer headed then Mal.

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Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburne – The pilot and Zoe’s husband. He’d rather stay on the ship, but is magic behind the wheel.

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Kaylee Frye – The  mechanic. And the heart.

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Jayne Cobb – A mercenary. You gotta keep an eye on him at times.

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Shepard Derrial Book – A preacher. Trying to get Mal to see the light, any light.

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Inara Serra – A Companion. Always at odds with Mal. And with her heart about him.

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Simon Tam – The doctor. Brilliant, but not as much as his sister.

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River Tam – Off the charts. In ways she can’t unserstand anymore.

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Serenity – Named after the worse event in Mal’s life. But is his truest love.

Personal note:

Firefly. Lost to us far before its time. Only one season we got of it. But oh what we gained from it.

So we fought and we protested. We were the Browncoats fighting in Serenity Valley.

And then we got our movie, Serenity.

And they still can’t take the sky from us.

“Whatcha Reading?”

Posted: April 21, 2016 in a-z challenge, blogging
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I like books.

I kinda have to, being a writer and all.

But I do like books.

I like the way they feel. Just the weight of them in your hand. The way old books smell.

Then we get to what’s inside them.

The information.

The worlds.

The ideas.

It’s time travel, teleportation, and a mind meld.

They open your mind and tug at your heart.

They become a part of you.

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“Can I Quote you?”

Posted: April 20, 2016 in a-z challenge, blogging
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