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One-Liner Wednesday

This goes with my previous musings about free will and such. I’m very proud of the fact that I “taught” Gatsby to catch a toy in midair as if it were a bird.

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One-Liner Wednesday

One-Liner Wednesday [rants in my pants]

I’m disgusted by the news from yesterday. And this time it doesn’t have anything to do with our horrible POTUS or one of his sycophants. I’m talking about the college admission scandal. Sure, people will roll their eyes and say it’s nothing new that the uber wealthy will pave the way for their children (we all try to help our children the best we can), but to me there’s a big diff in alumni daddy making a donation so his not so bright son can get a spot with less than stellar creds and these desperate celebs paying criminals to cheat for them. Paying a shill to take their kid’s SAT, or a proctor to change the answers, bribing a coach to say their kid is on a team when she’s not, sending in photoshopped fake pics of their kid playing a sport, on and on.

But to me the most awful thing is that these spoiled brat celeb kids don’t even give a crap about the value of these prestigious schools. They aren’t there to get a degree in order to make connections and start a career. Nope. Not at all. They already have connections and careers, thanks to their parents and their good looks. They have contracts as models and influencers. All they need the college for is to be able to add it as a hashtag.

It’s utterly nauseating. I hope the colleges throw every celeb kid out and give those spots to people who actually want to be there and have legit credentials.

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One-Liner Wednesday

One-Liner Wednesday: Camping

There are many reasons why I’m an indoors person, but this struck me as especially apt. 🐻

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Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday

Meet Eaters… and otters

Linda’s one-line Wednesday was about staying in all day and frankly that’s my favorite thing to do. 😀💖

One-Line Wednesday

One bite at a time.

Bird by bird.

Focus.

These are my mantras for when I get overwhelmed with the idea of finishing my novel and all my other works in progress.

Just do the next thing.

Last weekend I completed the task of integrating everything I wrote during November for Ghosted into my main document. Most of that has been edited. Now I need to edit the rest of it. Then I have to write the last third of the novel. After that, I plan on finishing every other story I have started and saved.

One sentence at a time. 🙂

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One-Line Wednesday

One-Liner Wednesday

I know, right? But in honor of Valentine’s Day upcoming, I’m going to post barfy love quotes all month for One-Liner Wednesday. This is despite the fact that I do not have a Valentine nor do I expect to have one ever again.

But! That’s the beauty of serendipity ~ the unexpected. That’s why we love romcoms and romance novels (those of us who do). While we as readers know that the protags will meet, have major problems, overcome them, and live happily ever after ~ they don’t know that. This is what makes the stories interesting and why we identify with the heroines. We’ve been there. We know how it feels to be struck with Cupid’s arrow and feel bewildered. Why him? Why now? This wasn’t supposed to happen!

I just received a book in the mail I ordered from Amazon titled Not the Duke’s Darling by Elizabeth Hoyt. While I love her books and romances featuring dukes, I can’t recall why I bought this. I have a zillion books to read already! I guess I should view this as simply another instance of serendipity. 😂

One-Liner Wednesday

I like this quote, along with a whole bunch of Mark Manson’s writing. He irritates me sometimes, but that’s to be expected: he began his career as a “relationship coach,” i.e., helping guys get laid. His overarching theme of pay more attention to the things you actually value and less to those you don’t however is top shelf.

As for me, when I think about what I’ve truly been willing to struggle for the list is short: my children. The end. I haven’t been willing to struggle much for anything else, not writing success, not romantic love, not physical fitness. Only my children’s well-being. That’s all.

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One-Liner Wednesday

One-Liner Wednesday

Quote from Goodreads.

This is undeniably true; only a psychopath could witness certain kinds of horrors and stay serene and unaffected. I also believe that depression should be considered a normal reaction to experiencing profound grief. Why do we have to think of it as an illness? Whether medication is necessary or desirable is a separate topic. I’m only talking about the way we think about dark and prolonged sadness.

People don’t want to know. They want to see the phony smile. They want the bland “good” in reply to their meaningless “how ya doing?” They put artificial time limits on other people’s grief or heartbreak. A year is “long enough” to mourn, or you can’t be that upset over him ~ you only went on a handful of dates! Oh. My mistake. I’ll just take my ball of sad and go home.

Anyway. I think it’s good to remember that people can have different reactions to the same situation. We aren’t all carved from a monolithic mind.

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One-Liner Wednesday

One-Liner Wednesday

This quote illustrates my basic philosophy of “perfection is the enemy of the good.” We can do good if we don’t worry about being perfect, whether we’re talking about personal goals or global ones.

Sometimes I get the sads when I think about all the kitties I can’t save… how I’ll never be able to afford a big house so I can adopt lots of shelter cats and donate gobs of money to kitty charities. But I saved one kitty, and every day he gets plenty of food and a safe and warm(ish) place to live, which means everything to him, even if he doesn’t know, lol. 🐱

I try to keep the philosophy in mind to stay upbeat when things don’t go as perfectly as I would like.

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Prompt from Linda

Quote from Goodreads

One-Liner Wednesday

This has always been my philosophy, even though I’ve pushed it aside at times when trying to navigate relationships, especially romances. But since I’ve given those up, I feel much freer to live my life on my own terms. I may appear to be “normal” and blend in with the crowd wherever I go, but the older I get the more of an oddball I am. For example, I just had four solid days off from my office job and spent quite a bit of that time at home (my preference), but I did not once turn on my TV.

“It’s not you, it’s me.” <– That’s what I say to the offerings on Prime and Netflix, plus to my own library of unwatched DVDs. Lots of good stuff in there, but I’d rather read and write. As I said, I’m an oddball. But I can’t make progress as a writer if I zone out in front of the TV like the rest of the world. And writing is simply a higher priority to me than watching another show, however enjoyable it may be.

Most nights, I don’t eat dinner. Omg! Yes, I know: I’m a freak. But I like to stay slim (and given my family history, I believe it’s important), and I have a slow metabolism from being older and not exercising much. I like to eat breakfast and lunch (not huge meals for either), and have only a small snack at night, such as a banana, with a cup of tea. Obviously I make exceptions for getting together with peeps for dinner (I skip lunch those days), but usually this is what I do. I find this way of eating to be extremely helpful in keeping me more alert during the day and getting better sleep at night too.

I’ve been so much more productive since finally flinging off the shackles of what I should do to “be normal” vs what works for me in terms of progress. You can see how none of this would be conducive to a dating type of relationship where a guy would want a real dinner every night and then need to snuggle with me in front of the tube. Been there, done that. Thank u, next!

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One-Liner Wednesday