I read something first thing this afternoon on another social media that was so effed up, I spoke up and not kindly. Because I’m getting sick and tired of the negative comparisons.
Oh look *European Country 1* does this SO well and *European Country 2* does this so well and on and on and then But look at the US how they just don’t do it – and the so-called-facts they use for the US are…
I have family members in that particular profession and trust me, if you fuck that part of the meme up, why should I believe your glowing praise of the others?
Trust me, if we wanted to stay under a British thumb back in 1776, we wouldn’t have run them out of our country – TWICE – with our guns.
I also got up to the news that a brand that taught me so much about brand loyalty and why sometimes cheaper isn’t better, is being yanked until they can rename the brand and find a better brand representative to stick on the label.
I never looked at Aunt J as someone or something derogatory. I learned a long time ago, my mom bought the brand even if other stuff was cheaper, because a) Aunt J was the only thing my baby sister would eat and b) none of us would really eat the generic brand anyway. If it had Aunt J on the label, as long as the directions were followed, what came out of the box or the bottle was very very good.
I’ve seen more testimonials on social media about how disappointed they are P Co is doing this; one person stated she met ‘Aunt J’ at a grocery store, while the woman was introducing and giving away syrup or something. Her memory was the woman was extremely kind and very sweet and very patient with a child asking 1000 questions. Labels get updated all the time. The current label didn’t seem to me as racist or Mamie. It represented to me – this woman can cook! Follow the directions and it will come out right.
So, considering, I”m willing to bet Uncle B, Mrs. B… y’all are on the chopping block. I wonder when they’ll figure out the Quaker is derogatory as well.
I could go on but, that’s not why we’re here.
Last night – I found my sweet spot writing. Haven’t found that in a long, long time. It was after midnight and the words flowed. As a result, the next chapter of The Vacation (which hasn’t been updated since 2013) poured out of me and has been sent to my beta – who is excited as all get out to get it.
So at some point, I’ll start posting it at Ao3 – it’s at FFnet now… a prologue and 11 chapters so far. The movie sucked, but I like Karl at the time. So there ya go.
Happy Hump Day. Have some Guy!
I’m really digging here.
Life right now is pretty sweet. Laptop is fixed and running like a top. Fast. Grocery shopping is done. Bills are paid. Electric bill for next month is in – still under $100.00. By this time at the last place, electric bill was running close to over 200.00. Car window is fixed. I’m writing. Old stuff. Stuff most of you wouldn’t recognize. My original beta is jumping up and down. Finally, I”m going to finish long thought abandoned fics. Nope. Reaper is crowing. my gawd-awful cross over is back on the books – so close to being done, why did I walk away from it?
Oh yeah. Richard. Sir Guy.
Speaking of Sir Guy…
And for anyone interested, there is a healthy baked salmon recipe on RABBBWW. Just a… heads up.
Y’all be good and if you can’t be good, at least hide the body!
Yeah, it don’t sound right but it is OOOOH so right!
Happy Monday and how are we all?
I already have my laptop back up on running like it should, did some rereading of an old fic I’ve pulled back up, took a shower (the cats were avoiding me!) and have had my car window fixed. Grocery shopping is complete, Spawn and I are thinking of making a surprise visit to my parents. Next Sunday is Father’s Day, and we might do something on Monday as one of my brothers has to work the weekend.
I think this afternoon, we might head to the gym. This morning’s cleaning objective – the living room – is done. Bathrooms have been cleaned. Dishwasher is running merrily along and I”m feeling oh so very domestic today!
aren’t capris on me. Crop pants. Just above the ankle. And this?
Doesn’t give me any sort of waist line. And it’s heavy. Not the most becoming outfit on me, but I’ve gained weight and it’s obvious. But the outfit is comfortable and I’ll be able to work in it fairly easily.
I am so not looking at catalogs or clothing websites for a while. *nodnod*
Are you ready for some Guy?
Ya’ll have a great week!
Meaning there will be Guy!
I have been doing dirty jobs today. Cleaning toilets. Cleaning out the frig. Don’t know what’s worse. Cleaning toilets or cleaning the frig. I found veggies in the back… at least I THINK they were veggies. Ick!
I sent that little Vacation blurb to my original beta – and she got so excited I think she peed her pants. So I spent last night writing. I found my original bullet plot and I’m going to combine that one with the one I wrote last week. Go from there. Praying the momentum keeps up. So between the Vacation, a piece that really isn’t posted anywhere anymore but needs to be done, and trying to get a chapter or two out of Raising Nemo, I have a lot to write.
I also have a lot to unpack. I really need to get some more denting done in the garage. I did some work in the 3rd closet. I have clothes in there I’ve not worn in 10 years. Should be easy, right? I did put some clothes in the charity box. I need the hangers.
And now, I need to go to the grocery. But before I go…
Hope your weekend’s been good.
And we continue with a full month of Guy!!! Probably the best thing I’ve done, except maybe Spawn…
The laptop is back! It is faster than fast Z-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-m!!!
And they managed to rescue MOST of my harddrive! Means my edits are back. I did lose my entire folder of Monstress – however I found the back up LATE last night, so we’re good!
Clothes came in yesterday! Well, SOME of my clothes – lol! It stops. It stopped a week ago as I am yet again OUT OF HANGERS!
Not to mention, my favorite place is now having their clothes made in China and those people can’t size for shit! Several things in the last batch was returned! Not this. These are supposed to be crop pants! (ignore my messy room.)
And by crop pants, I mean ABOVE the ankle a few inches!!! I’m not shocked because all the capris I’ve bought have been ankle pants on me. I don’t get it! I’m short (under 5’5″) but not THAT short!!! My legs aren’t short either! My ex-husband was 6 foot, and I wore his jeans (after Spawn was born) and they were the perfect length!
I replaced the white bolero that was stained badly in the move. I’ve tried everything to get it out, but no go. My white leggings were also replaced. The pair I have are old, (3 years) stretched out with MUCH wear and stained as well. I got a white lace chemise bra – I have a dress and several tops that are so low cut, I can’t wear them in public – or around my mom! AND! This!
They had it in an emerald green with tropical sleeves that I REALLY wanted! (I don’t have a lot of green in my closet) but they would sell out really fast several times, so I gave up. I like this much better than I thought I would.
I got this and I’m not so sure I like it.
I’ve worn it our to dinner and got complimented on it but I’m thinking I was carried away by the white lace, which is something I’m rather taken with right now.
I have a FEW things I’m waiting on.
Maybe that will make me look like I have a waist! And I’ll bet the capris are ankle pants on me!
I also repurchased a white lace-trimmed tank. I ruined the other one during our Teacher Parade with wet chalk for the car. It came out of my pants and my kimono but not out of the white tank. I wear it a lot anyway so it was worth it. And THIS!
I bought these back in March to go with a geranium tshirt (also suspect this will be ankle pants!) and after being told they were backordered 3 times, they cancelled my order! 2 days later, they came in so I snatched them up. After this, I’m going to be happy with what I have.
I know, I say that all the time. I mean it.
Last Sunday, my mom called me (and my siblings, as well as other family members and friends) to let us know she and my Dad ran off and got married last Saturday. I suppose that makes us legitimate now and finally, after 59 years, my dad made an honest woman of her. ‘Bout time!
Go ahead and giggle. We are. (For the record, they WERE married in February of 1961.)
We are having a very difficult time getting some help in the house for them. Both mom and dad are unwilling and Dad is messing up her meds on a routine basis. She vomits them more than she doesn’t. When she’s worn him out, he’s willing, but then he changes his mind, once he’s gotten his 2nd wind. Right now, our biggest fear is once again, she’ll decide her mom (who has been deceased for 22 years) or my son is missing and she’ll call 911.
I’ve told Spawn if I don’t die of a stroke before and come down with this, put me in a locked home. I forgive him now.
Are you ready for some GuyDerDay? I am!
And there ya go! Happy Weekend.
My laptop will be returned to me this afternoon fixed and ready to reload and go! YAY!!!
I can’t wait! We’re going to see if we can save any of the data on the old harddrive.
Spawn’s toe looks awful, but he’s moving around on it better.
When he gets back with lunch, we’re buying the window mechanism and schedule to have it fixed on Monday. I was told it would be a bit cheaper.
He’s so pretty.
I think I’ve been teasing you long enough!
They say he really DID like the leather outfit. He did look good in it!!!
Ya’ll have a great day and a great weekend.
I’m in such a pissy mood, I’m no earthly good to no one.
It is hot. Extremely hot. It’s been in the 90’s, humidity at stupid level. I’m sitting at my back window and I can see how hot it is. Bad, when you can SEE the heat.
My car window will cost around 175.00. That would be fine except…
My laptop will cost an additional 100.00, on top of the 160.00 I’ve already spent. I’ve taken out all the screws, had a video on youtube showing me what to do and my Alaskan computer tech on the phone. So I can NOT for the life of me get the bottom off!. Spawn’s computer tech no longer works at that tech store and they don’t repair computers anymore. So i had to call around. I found the top rated computer techie in my county. Thing is he works for the military 40 hours a week and does home computer repair on the side. He’ll take my laptop, the parts, the screws, the parts I’ve bought, put it together, download the latest build of Windows 10 (actually, it won’t be released until next month, but he works for the military, so he knoooooooooows people) and the drivers, throw in some freebies (office 2007 and a kick ass anti-virus) for ‘a few days’ and charge me 100.00.
For what it’s worth, he told me the harddrive I bought is of MUCH better quality than what came with the POS and I’m adding a shitload of ram.
But I’m looking at $300.00 I wasn’t planning on spending. Really sad. And I’ve not been to the grocery store yet. Joy.
To add to this, Spawn dropped a jar on his foot and I’m pretty certain he broke his little toe. You know the one you can’t do anything with and it catches on EVERYTHING! It’s bruised so badly. I hurt for him.
So, back to my question, is it Friday yet? Doesn’t matter. I need some Guy in my life. And if you don’t, fine. More for me.
y’all have a good one.
Hello and how are we all?
My harddrive and ram came in. Went to the pawn shop to buy a guitar pick and on the way there, my automatic passenger window went down automatically and won’t come back up. Part is $100.00 and installation is $75.00. My life. Welcome to it.
So I have a message into my mechanic brother to see if he can get it cheaper (he can’t. His place is the same price) and then the guy who said he’d install it said he’d either give me a discount if I can wait until next week or let me pay him in a couple of weeks. I’d just soon get it paid and done with. Waiting for a few bills to clear and my car insurance to come out. I was hoping to reward myself for a week of under 300 blood sugar,
but I don’t think that will happen. granted the installer will come to me, and if I’m able to wait until next week, it might be a tad cheaper…..
and tbh – I think one of our paras and KK teachers shops at the above place. They look familiar and I’d kinda like to know how long they are. I like my tunics long. Covers the dunlop!
Either way, I’m praying for NO RAIN!!!! But right now, I need some Guy and then OFF to see if I can fix my laptop. Fingers crossed!
I’m off to see if I can fix the Beast!