I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be,
but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
— Douglas Pagels

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Mario Marathon 2017

My pals in Indiana have currently raised over $40K for Child's Play Charity this year.
Check out the shenanigans and donate to the kids at MarioMarathon.com!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

I'm a Burrito

I'm too tired to live, so I've decided to be a burrito this week. I don't have much of a choice. My spoons, as they say, are few. The weather is a big factor, but life in general is just plain exhausting these days. There's plenty that I wish I could do, but it'll have to wait. I have Internal Medicine on Monday. I'll give a health update after test results and such. Back to my blankie until then.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tropical Storm Cindy

Click on the pic to see it in motion on the NWS Facebook page.

No flooding yet, but I've made some preparations, unfortunately breaking my toe in the process. Now I'm lying on the couch with my foot elevated watching the wind and rain from the window.

Talk to you soon.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Getting Too Old

39, and I'm already there.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Follow-up about Facebook

I am noticing that some of my friends have unfriended me because they didn't see my announcement about the name change (I am only on Facebook under my pen names now, on total lockdown). If you feel that you unfriended me in error, you are welcome to send me a FB message. In fact, anyone who isn't blocked is still able to send me messages if they choose.

If you unfriended intentionally, this of course doesn't apply to you. I'm not worried about it at all. We all have to do what we have to do. :)

Friday, June 9, 2017

Quick note about Facebook

I finally did it. I ditched facebook.com/ugottafriend. The page is gone, so if you used to follow there, you're not going to see me anymore.

I don't need more stress than I already have. This week was the straw.

I still own a few accounts associated with my various pen names, but those links won't be shared here. Sorry. It was time to find a permanent solution to my frequent privacy issues. Of course, in the event I ever finish a manuscript, I will certainly share that information with you all, and invite you to read the finished product. I'm still looking at years down the road, to be honest, but as long as I don't keel over in the next five years, I should have at least something for you to download, if not several things.

We'll see. At any rate, thanks for not taking my changes on social media personally.

TBN Rape Scandal


I believe Carra 100%. Some of the Crouch's devoted followers, who were my peers/mentors as a teen, tried to blame and shame me when two people committed sexual battery against me. They demanded that I never speak of it again, and they have covered it up to this day. I'll never forgive them.

Both the TBN (Crouch) and CBN (Robertson) empires are disgustingly scandalous. Due to the fact that I used to be involved in charismatic ministries, I'm aware of more behind the scenes garbage than the average viewer. I have no intention of giving details, at least not here on the blog, but I will say this: in a perfect world, all of these creeps would be held partially responsible for the abuse of countless women and children, and crumble into poverty.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Rainy Day Ramble

It has been raining for days. I'm always sleepy.

I'm at level 29 on Pokemon TCGO. Thirty (30) is the finish line where Challenges are concerned, so I'm very close. I've also started playing TGC in person at a game shop in the city about once a month. It takes a lot out of me physically to sit up that long, so I can't be there often. It also gets extremely busy and overwhelming, which is draining. But the people are cool, and it has been a mostly good experience so far. I'm being cautious, and if I ever get to the point where I'm feeling more stress than not, I'll stop going.

This is one of those weeks where I'm forcing myself to eat. I said I wasn't going to do that, but I can't fast for very long without serious symptoms, so I have to find some sort of happy medium. I bought a lot of protein drinks, and I've made a couple of decent meals, but I'm not feeling it. Any of it.

Not feeling social media lately, either. Twitter has been a riot with the "covfefe" thing, but it's back to being an angry cesspool again, so I've deactivated for now. Make no mistake, I'm definitely on team angry, but I'll spare you the details. Facebook is a different monster altogether. I use Social Fixer to filter out a lot of crap. If I didn't, I'd lose my mind over the politics and general stupidity. There are also people who act like their goal is to misunderstand everything I say. They don't detect humor or sarcasm, or they think I meant something I didn't mean, or whatever. Not many people get it wrong, but the few that do make me want to throw up my hands and walk away. I have no patience for this anymore. I guess it's a part of being sick, or tired, or in pain, or simply getting old.

Things have calmed down at the apartment complex for the most part, so that's a plus. I don't really understand what's going on across the hall anymore, but I've decided I don't care. Sometimes, not caring is for the best.

Miss Crankypants, over and out.