Monday, March 21, 2016

Blogging from A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal



I can't believe I almost missed the Theme Reveal!  This is the first time I have revealed a theme...my previous participation has been photography and a just hodge podge of random A to Z thoughts.   This year, I am planning to introduce you to the characters in my head...the ones who belong in my (yet unfinished) book.

You'll meet the characters in story form...little scenes from 
my headnoise in an almost continuing daily story. 

And of course...photography!


Tulips at University of North Alabama




Monday, March 14, 2016

Rainy Monday Musings



I searched the ‘net for a Black and Decker hedge trimmer. An hour later, I received an email from Walmart.com with a subject line of “Are we reading your mind?” Inside was Walmart’s recommendations for me…the top of the list? A B&D hedge trimmer.  Reading my mind?  No, I’m being cyber stalked.

I have a presidential theory. There is a huge manual of national secrets that each new president is shown after being sworn in, and sworn to secrecy. I wonder what the American citizen does not know, and what the government does know about us…each individual us.  I mean, if WalMart knows...

Was the above a conspiracy theory in disguise?

Is what happened in Chicago on Friday at Donald Trump’s rally a foretaste of what’s to come when certain groups of people don't like what's being said or who is coming to town?  We have a recent history of riots in Ferguson and Baltimore, where their own mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, told the police to "give space to those who wish to destroy.”  And then there was Detroit’s housing riot in 2013. (There weren’t enough vouchers for free housing and people went ballistic.)  It’s a little disconcerting, isn’t it?

Words of Advice:  
  • No need to roll your hair on a rainy Monday...and for sure don't use spray paint (for covering gray roots) on a rainy day.   Or a hot day when you may be sweating.   Don't ask me how I know that.
  • Yoga pants may not be the best choice of clothing...especially when you wear them so tight that anyone behind you is subjected to thinly stretched material across your ample derrière.  Here's some good advice:  get a larger size and wear a longer top.
  • If you haven't worked much of your adult life, and never (or rarely) worked full time, and you are "feeling the bern," don't get your undies twisted when your smarter, non-socialist friends give you the facts about socialism.  I believe it was some of your ilk rioting in the above mentioned cities. 
Happy Monday, Y'all!


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Thursday's Thoughts

Tulips, University of North Alabama
  • Did anyone notice the $0.13 jump in gas prices yesterday? It seems like election year always brings gas prices down, why is that?
  • I wonder if Donald Trump realizes the tremendous responsibility he is stepping into…providing he is elected, and I believe he very well may be. I wonder even more if he realizes he can’t call people like Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani, Bashar al-Assad, and Kim Jong-un “Idiot!” when he doesn’t like what they are saying and doing…even if they are.
  • Politics brings out the worst in people. I am just plain weary with Facebook…and I am having to hide a few people from showing up on my “wall.”
  • Is it just me, or does anyone else feel dizzy right before elevator doors open?
  • April is coming…do you know what that means?! Why, it’s the A to Z blogging challenge!  I will blog 26 days out of the 30 for the month!  This will be my fourth year to participate. Other than photography, I am not sure what I am going to do…short stories? One continuous serial story? Random thoughts? I am running out of time to decide, that’s for sure. Maybe I’ll do a hodge podge with no theme…wouldn’t be the first time. 
  • I am also participating over at Committed Thoughts, but that one will be a theme: A daily devotional.   
  • If you are a blogger and have not signed up for the challenge, I highly recommend it. Read about it HERE and sign up HERE
Tulip, University of North Alabama

By the way...The ol' Musing Brown Recluse will have a whole new look by the start of the challenge.

Happy Friday Eve!

I can't remember where I snapped this shot!