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321 Quote Me ~ Lifestyle

321 Quote Me

Sadje tagged me to continue the lifestyle theme in this round of Rory’s 321 Quote Me game. Thanks Sadje! 😻

The above was Part 1 of 321 (a thank you). Now I will do Part 2, which will be my two quotes.

Let go of what you can’t change

Be happy with a calm life

Part 3 requires me to tag 3 more bloggers. I think I’ve seen this tag around for a day or so now, which means the usual suspects have already been tagged. I’ll open this up to volunteers instead. It’s a great way to get in the game if you haven’t played yet. Post a couple lifestyle quotes and link back to me (and Rory).

Have fun! 🎃👻😈

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321 Quote Me ~ Confusion

321 Quote Me Game

I’ve been tagged by Rory aka A Guy Called Bloke to participate in this round of 3-2-1 Quote Me. Thanks Rory! 😻❤️🎉

The thanks was the “1” of 3-2-1. The “2” will be the two quotes after this paragraph, and the “3” will be the three bloggers I tag to continue the game. Yes, we do the 3-2-1 bass-ackwards as 1-2-3, and also I suspend my usual no-tagging rule for this particular game. If I didn’t, it would end up being a one and a two, like a Lawrence Welk game, but it’s not. It’s the Blokey Guy’s game, so there will be tags. Confused? That’s rather the point. 🤣🤣

Confused emoji

Stephen King Quote Silence beats drama

Please continue the theme…

Crushed Caramel

John Holton

Laura Venturini

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The Ninth Four

Shamrock

[Disclaimer: This is Rory’s ninth Daily Four game this season; I haven’t played them all, given that pesky 24-hour day thing.]

Question Fun Directory

Welcome to The Daily Four! [via Rory]

Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

1. How often do you read magazines as in daily, weekly and what magazines do you enjoy and why do you read them as opposed to simply reading articles online?

Pretty much never unless they just appear out of the aether. I was receiving Us in the mail as a freebie, which I’d leaf through to see pretty celeb dresses and royal doings, but it may have run out now. My daughters bought The New Yorker for me as a gift for a year, but I wasn’t getting enough out of it. If I’m in a doctor’s office or hair salon I’ll leaf through a magazine or three.

2. What will you never answer about yourself if asked?

Specifics about work or family.

3. If you had to pin point with a certain amount of commitment your top five environmental concerns what would they be?

Unfortunately, I have neither the luxury of time nor funds to commit to any causes. When I retire I hope to be able to volunteer at an animal shelter, as animal care is my top concern. Cats, to be exact. Other than that, I think people should try to pollute less and quit trashing the planet. That goes for everyone, corporations, righties, lefties, etc. I understand that people dislike being told what to do by Hollywood hypocrites, so to get even they’ll garbage up our home even further, since that would be a logical adult response. 🙄

4. What are your views on ‘robots’ at work and the impact they could have on the human workforce in our future?

Mm I dunno… is there one that looks like George Clooney? I wouldn’t mind giving him a bit of filing.

The Daily Four

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Spontaneous Gaming [TWS]

Ticket to Ride board game

Generally, I plan everything. I am not a fan of spontaneity at all. Events should be scheduled in advance so as not to interfere with the all-important to-do list. Knowing exactly what will be happening a week ahead (or preferably a month) gives me a nice illusion of control over my life.

However! Yesterday a friend suggested last minute we go out for Mexican food, and since I was all sugared out from nomming leftover brownies all day so they wouldn’t go stale, I agreed. Nothing hits the spot better than spice after sweets, amirite?

Then, another friend said hey why don’t I bring my new game, Ticket to Ride ~ Rails & Sails, so we can all play after at Paula’s? I knew it would be a late night, but I really wanted to play, so yay we did, and it was so much fun! It was also extra-challenging to keep Gatsby from knocking our trains and boats off the board and batting our harbors under the sofa.

So much fun! 😻

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The Weekly Smile

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Wrappin’ [socs]

Bows and ribbon

Wrapping gets a bad rap. Peeps dread wrapping, which I don’t understand ~ I love to wrap. Maybe it’s just another one of my OCD things. You know, get everything at right angles. That’s key. Right angles. Then folding and taping and making triangles all over the place, mmm. ❤️

Well! I’m jumping ahead, aren’t I? In an ideal world, say at a gift wrapping salon, you could choose the perfect paper for each gift. Wouldn’t that be delicious? No more generic giant bargain roll of swirly rainbow confetti paper for everyone’s birthday. We would have little trains for train games, kitties for cat gifts, cupcakes for bakeware, etc. All the holidays would be represented of course as well as special anniversary paper and plain hues to mix-match. Fun! 🎉

Wrapping paper

After getting the paper business all squared away, we would deal with bows and things. How I love making my own boingies! Omg! I could do that all day… though I’d probably get my carpal tunnel back after a half-hour, oh well. But I’d definitely mix things up: some bows, some curls, some fancy ribbon, etc. It depends on the gift and the occasion and the paper.

Did I mention I love wrapping? 😻

Miscellaneous gifts

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Four Go RAWR

Shamrock

Welcome to The Daily Four!

Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

What are you truly passionate about?

Everything, just like everyone else! I go into raptures of ecstasy while tying my shoes! The smell of copy paper transports me into a cloud of bliss! When I see an ant on the sidewalk I’m thrilled anew at the wonder of all creation! 🙄🙄🙄

Have you ever experienced or suffered from writer’s block?

🤣🤣🤣

Are you happy?

No! Wtf? Have you read the news? Only the most oblivious, self-absorbed idiot could be happy right now, or ever really, considering all the suffering in this world. No offense to the mindless, of course. Do your thing.

Do you ever experience stress?

These questions are stressing me out!

Angry flames

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Party Planning

Birthday cake

“Let’s throw a surprise party for Mildred,” Gertrude said with an upbeat grin to the bridge club when Mildred went off for a potty break. “It’s her birthday next Sunday and who doesn’t love a surprise?”

“I can’t do it on Sunday,” Bea said. “There’s a big meeting for my Patchwork Quilting Society.”

“Saturday then?” Gertrude suggested. “We can do it here in the clubhouse with a potluck jumble of dishes and then order a nice cake.”

Lois shook her head. “I’ve got a dinner date Saturday with Jack, but I’ll stop in for cake.”

Bea laughed. “Jack the Zipper?”

Lois blushed. “Stop calling him that!”

“Ladies!” Gertrude snapped. “Can we focus on the party?”

“Yes, my queen.” Bea rolled her eyes. “We are at your command.”

Mildred returned to the table. “Whose deal is it? By the way, I hope no one is planning anything for my birthday next week. I hate surprises!”

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Little Blue Bear [socs]

Beanie Baby America

I have a little blue bear on my desk at work. He’s a Ty beanie baby named America and I bought him when he came out after 9/11, which was shortly after I began working here (I’m writing this Friday lunchtime and will schedule it to post Saturday morning). On the left side of his tag it says that 100% of the profits from the purchase of the bear will go to Red Cross Disaster Relief. On the right side it says: “In memory of those who lost their lives in the national catastrophe that took place on September 11, 2001. We mourn for them and express our deepest sympathy to their families. God Bless America.”

A lot has changed in 18 years. My parents have both passed on. I’m divorced. My two daughters both graduated college and have gotten married. One of them has a baby, which magically makes me a grandma. I’ve moved five times. I had a relationship with a married man for two and a half years. If you believe in “bad karma,” then this gave me mine and I’ve been unable to have a happy/successful romance since. I also had a couple minor car accidents, which were horribly upsetting at the time, but in the grand scheme of things, not so bad really.

In these 18 years, I’ve been a flame warrior on Usenet, made enemies and turned them into Facebook “friends,” and since I quit FB most of them have forgotten my existence again. Perhaps that’s a good thing. I’ve been on Friendster and Twitter and Snapchat and G+ and other “social sites” too dark and dirty to mention here. I’ve experimented with different lifestyles to see if they were for me (no), and they’ve greatly enriched my fiction and poetry writing.

I’ve written a lot during these years. So so much. Poetry, novels, short stories. Zillions of blog posts and tweets. Loads of emails and texts. Have had interesting text chats with many men that I thought might “go somewhere,” but they didn’t and here I am alone, which isn’t a bad thing after all. I’m not sure anyone could really put up with me now… and vice versa.

I find that as I trudge toward my seventh decade I’m more or less the same person I was at age 14. I like to read romance novels and write poetry. I love games and puzzles, kittens and puppies, cookies and pizza. I’m not a sophisticated adult type person with advanced tastes in wine and music. Give me rock & roll and mac & cheese, woo! I’m a homebody and enjoy simple comforts. A hot shower is bliss. As I age, I’ve learned that I get more easily stressed out by other people, so I have to limit my interactions with them.

But through all this, I’ve had a good job, where I’ve been treated well. And every work day, little blue bear has been there to greet me, no matter what else is going on. I am grateful/thankful for my job and for my side work too… and for my book sales even though I wish there were more. (I’ll keep writing regardless.) When I began this post, I assumed at some point I’d say something political, but really there’s no need.❤️🧁💙

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Four on Friday

Shamrock

From Rory’s Question Fun Directory!

1. Have you ever been afraid of the dark?

Yes, at various times. From age 11, when I comprehended my own death and nothingness, I spent a year or so utterly terrified and unable to sleep. I tried to talk to my parents, but they didn’t understand. Eventually, the thoughts just settled within me and I went on, but occasionally they surge up. When my ex moved out in 2009, I became afraid again and had to sleep with the TV on for a while. Sometimes now I have to keep a light on, just randomly.

2. Have you ever been arrested?

No.

3. What were your first thoughts this morning when you awoke?

My back hurts. It’s still so dark. Winter is coming. What horribleness is in the news? Did anyone like my twitter poem from last night? (Yes!)

4. If you could have witnessed anything around the world in whatever time zone, what would you have loved to have seen first hand?

All of the world without people on it yet.

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People Are Like Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

Beckie @ Beckie’s Mental Mess has a wonderful continuing series on various mental/emotional issues, and this week her focus is on introversion, a topic I apparently suggested (not that I have any memory of doing so). Soon, she’ll tackle amnesia, I hope! 😂

I’m going to answer the prompt questions that Beckie posted.

1. Are you more Isolated or Introverted?

I’m an introvert. I prefer to be alone or in small groups of close friends/family where we can have meaningful conversation. I also enjoy lots of online interaction. But I’m not isolated ~ most days I interact a little with actual people face to face and that’s fine.

2. Do you feel that there is a difference between the two?

Absolutely. You can be an introvert in the middle of a city, preferring not to talk to others while surrounded by people; while another person might be isolated due to circumstances, but not be introverted and love big parties.

3. What are the causes of being Isolated or Introverted?

Isolated can be by choice or circumstances. Introversion/extroversion traits are hardwired. I have always been exactly how I am.

4. Does your family/friends/co-workers question your behavior when you crave alone time and/or do not want to be bothered?

They don’t generally get fussed about my need for alone time. Some people have a bit of trouble understanding why I don’t wish to attend massive gatherings. A dozen or so people in a room is about the extent of my comfort level. More than that increases the noise to a point where the sound is just a wall crushing my head. There’s no way to have a real conversation either and I can’t stand nodding and smiling at BS.

I’m not talking about big open spaces like fairs or even restaurants that are designed for a lot of people. I’m talking about large social events where people are mashed together in rooms to be with each other. I just hate that. Why would I choose to go to such a thing when I could stay home with my boo kitty?🐱

5. Have you spoken to a therapist/psychiatrist in regards to being Isolated/Introverted?

No. Why would I? I’m fine!

6. What is a normal day being in your shoes?

I commute to work alone in my car to a small office where there is a moderate amount of talking, depending on the day and what needs to be done. Some days I’ll have a phone chat with one or both of my daughters for 20 minutes or so. Generally, I don’t socialize much with friends during the workweek. At night, I’ll do extra work, read, blog, etc.

7. If you were ever asked to go to dinner/party, would you go?  If not, what kind of excuses have you made up to get out of going?

Most weekends I do some sort of social thing that includes dinner, usually a potluck, followed by board games. But it’s with a reasonable number of people, like 10, not 100. Sometimes I’ll go to lunch with one friend, or to the movies with a few, or drive up to Los Angeles to hang with my family and whoever else might be at their place. I am not opposed to people! But they do need to be rationed, like cookies. Too many at once and I’ll just barf.🤮

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