I just got notified by email of a new follower (someone whom I thought was already following me), so I popped over to the app to check my list.
Things simply are not going well for me lately. 😢
Mistakes have been made,
But no one will be blamed…
“These things happen.”
Maybe some are my fault;
It’s hard to know exactly
Where the fingers slip
And the glitches begin…
Symptoms of the po-mo age,
And it could be worse–
It could be raining.
I should disconnect,
Go gridless and rest,
Get some exercise…
Emerge from my nest
Of electrical tech
Into the sunshine.
That sounds sublime,
But I’d feel so alone
Without all the souls
Who live in my phone.
I’m excited to report that I’ve just finished my list of A2Z items for the April blogging challenge! YIPPEE!! 😀😀😀😀😀
I hope all my fellow bloggers are joining in for the joyous camaraderie of committing to post every day in April, except Sundays, and choosing a theme (or just go with misc.). I can’t wait to read the interesting entries I’ve seen so far ~ symbols and signs, creatures from mythology, a fruity motif, etc.
Anyway, my theme is romance reviews, and I’m doing about half novels and half romantic comedies. Tonight my focus has been on getting my list together, but I got stuck on some of the tough letters. That gave me a sad. I really didn’t want to end the day unsatisfied with an incomplete list. But then I had the idea to enter search words into my Kindle app (for iPhone) and OMG amazing! It found books I’ve already read and new ones that sound cool, so I grabbed samples to see if I want to buy them. Neato!
For example, I found a romance novel titled Until We Kissed, which is about a librarian and a writer. You really can’t get more perfect than that, amirite? I would never have found this book on my own without obsessively searching for a word starting with U.
I like apps that are dedicated to one thing. It’s becoming hard to search for things on Google and Amazon because they have too much ~ unless you already know what you want, of course. But sometimes it’s nice to browse. The Kindle app was more like being in a bookstore. I didn’t end up with kitchen gadgets when I wanted books. Not to besmirch gadgets. They have their place.
He read the sages daily
And followed their advice.
He kept a careful backup,
In case things went awry.
He didn’t think about it,
Until the market crashed,
And his current girlfriend
Traded him for cash.
Then his Benz got repo’d;
The bank sent an NOD,
So, he felt down and gloomy
And needed company.
He texted dear old backup:
How about a little fun?
She said, oh I thot u died,
Dint hear frm u so long.
Turned out she got married;
It’s all his own fault–
If you have a backup,
Keep it locked inside a vault.
After some posts, I occasionally see a sentence: “[Linked title of post] first appeared on [linked title of blog].”
Why? Is this supposed to prevent people from stealing posts? Lol, good luck with that.
Also, in several cases, I see that the second link isn’t working and it’s a blank. I guess people have goofed it up.
In a further development to this, there are blogs that don’t bother with the text of the post at all! There is simply some variation of the quoted sentence. I assume the blogger expects me to click the link and visit the post outside my app reader, where I will be subjected to a barrage of ads on my browser. Ads don’t appear on my app. Sorry about that (not).
I guess this post was more crabbing than questioning, wasn’t it? That’s rhetorical.
Happy Friday! 😀
Omg, I’m composing a blog post on my laptop like a normal person! Next thing you know I’ll be washing my clothes in the river and churning butter or something. It must be all this old-fashioned music… no actually I’m downloading the latest phone update and it’s taking forever. So annoying.
Anyway, I googled up love songs from the 1950s and lyricists were back to being all serious again, cuz luuuuuv is indeed serious business, but then I found one of my all-time faves, written for Dean Martin in 1953 by Jack Brooks and Henry Warren. The story behind it is almost as funny as the song itself.
Without further ado, I present… “That’s Amore!” In case you’re confused about amore, or any of the song lyrics, this vid provides very detailed illustrations. It’s hilarious!
When we last left our intrepid hero, he’d been comforting his girlfriend at the hospital on Valentine’s night after buying her drugstore candy with nuts in it to which she was allergic. But now it’s back to work for Cupid. He’s Project Manager at Love, Inc. and his days are hectic. Today is no exception.
Cupid arrived at his office early at 8am, hoping to get a bunch of work done before the crew came in. He’d bought an egg and cheese muffin and a large coffee to fuel himself up for the tasks ahead.
First, he remembered to text his girlfriend and ask her how she was feeling after the candy ordeal last night. She didn’t respond right away, but that was probably because she was busy at work too. They’d only had two dates so far, plus the funny hospital mishap, but Cupid had a good feeling about their potential. Chantal was a really sweet, understanding person.
Just as Cupid started to plow through his pile of unread emails, the head arrower stopped by his desk.
“Sorry to bother you, boss,” the HA said. “But I thought you should know that the new batch of arrows are at least twenty percent defective. The rest of the crew is experiencing the same.”
“Darn it!” Cupid said. “I recommended we stay with Universal Arrow, but was overruled because they wanted to cut costs.”
The HA nodded. “These are definitely inferior.”
“Thanks for letting me know. I’ll make a report.” Great, thought Cupid. Another task for the to-do list. But this one was high priority.
Cupid shot off a report about the defective arrows to his Operations Director and then returned to his other tasks. But he was soon interrupted again.
“Excuse me,” one of the new arrowers said. “But I ran into a problem on Valentine’s Day. My target was hit again an hour later because she hadn’t disappeared from the list. The same thing happened three more times with different targets as I discovered just now when I compared notes with a coworker.”
Cupid’s naturally calm and cheerful demeanor faded into anger. He realized immediately this was due to yet another boneheaded cost-cutting measure some of the Directors had insisted upon. His Director was a good guy, but had voted in favor of the measures regardless in hopes of getting concessions from the other Directors in return. “Politics,” he had said to Cupid at the time.
Now Cupid said to the arrower, “I’m sorry that happened. It’s the new software. We’ll alert them to the problem and hopefully it can be a simple fix.”
“Thanks,” she said. “I’ll tell the others. It’s really sad when we set up a promising situation and it all falls apart because of some technical glitch.”
Cupid agreed with her. He called Hearts Aflame, the new software company, and put in a help ticket with Quality Control. They promised to give his issue their fullest attention just as soon as his number came up in the queue. It was 37.
Next, he attended a luncheon seminar slash sexual harassment program that all Project Managers were required to attend quarterly. It lasted two hours and they received free chicken pesto sandwiches, sodas, and handbooks on how not to be jerks, and then they watched a movie on how to deal with any jerks on their crews. Now it was 3pm and Cupid still had at least a full day’s work left.
At 7 he decided enough was enough and went to the gym. He felt like skipping it, going home, and flopping on the sofa, but thinking about his hot new girlfriend motivated him to go. He did a quick workout, showered, and headed back to his pad. It was after 9 and he was wiped out. As he nuked a frozen burrito, his phone dinged with a new text. Chantal!
Hi, sorry to do this over text, but I’ve met someone else. Thought you should know. It just happened all of a sudden like a bolt out of the sky. Take care. C
16. My personal gifts are intelligence, creativity, and reliability.
17. A quote that inspires me is: “perfection is the enemy of the good.” I tell myself some form of this at least once a day so I can get things done. Otherwise… gahhh!
18. A mistake that helped me grow was when I wrecked my laptop and had to learn to do without for a while.
19. I feel most rested on Sunday mornings usually.
20. Words I want to share? I think it would be great if everyone took a step back from their political positions and tried to see other points of view. There’s just waaay too much hatred and mockery around. Look how it isn’t helping anything and things are only getting worse. You don’t have to wait for them to be better people first ~ you can be better!
21. Music that makes me feel adventurous? Classic rock!
22. Three words that describe my style are: frumpy, boring, grandma. 😂