Jan 06

Socialist (Networking) Realism

Hi there. Remember me?

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You know, your Great Leader of Snark.

Although I haven’t been writing much lately, I’ve been expressing myself creatively via other means. To wit, I’m learning Photoshop (well, OK, GIMP 2.8). I’m also a bit of a smartass. Turns out my daughter shares my bizarre sense of humor.

This, of course, should come to the surprise of exactly no one.

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Aug 31

Ignoring the Auspicious

So much for a nice and easy Saturday missive. I just took a look at the post count.

200

Crap.
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Yup. It’s my 200th post, and I have nothing special planned for it.

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Aug 26

I’m Loathing It

Given my disdain for anything resembling cooking, it’s a wonder I don’t eat out a lot more than I do. All I can say is I’m glad to live in an age of microwaves.

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Otherwise I would have been too downtrodden even by Dickensian standards.

For a myriad of reasons, I avoid McDonald’s like the plague. If I had my druthers, I wouldn’t set foot in the place ever again. Unfortunately they have a playground, and I have an eight-year-old daughter.

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Aug 24

Updating Themes

Longtime readers know there are several running themes here at SB. They also know I’ve neglected most of them recently.

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A clear case of art imitating life.

The short answer behind most of my inactivity is that being bipolar I constantly find myself with a long and unfulfilled task list, whether I like it or not (and I assure you, I most definitely don’t). Here are some specifics:

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Aug 19

Mexican-Inspired Blogging

That sharp pain in my left side I alluded to a couple days ago is back with a vengeance. So much so I spent most of the day in bed.

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It laughs in the face of ibuprofen.

Given that the highlight of my day was going downstairs to get the mail – a slow, excruciating process by the way – I was left with little to write about. Once again, in order to make the blog work I’m forced to pull something out of my ass.

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Aug 17

It’s a Cat’s Galaxy, We Just Live Here

Saturday evening, the close of a slow day during which I didn’t bother to put on pants.

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Which is a lot like most days, unfortunately.

I’m playing old school Xbox. Djoser – who’s clearly at least as bored as I am – has decided to attack my feet from his base under the ottoman. Fortunately I’m wearing socks. Fun fact about me: I HATE being barefoot.

Then I remember, “Hey, I bought these guys a new cat toy yesterday!”

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Aug 12

Cauterized Culinary Treats

After six months and nearly 200 posts, it’s hard to believe I haven’t touched on all of my major weaknesses and eccentricities here at SB at least once. Yet much to my surprise, today I found a topic largely unmentioned.

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Yes, much scarier than purported “real ghosts.”

My friends, the bhut jolokia is not to be trifled with.

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Aug 08

Dinner, the Great Leap Forward

I can’t speak for other bipolars, but when I’m down like I have been the past couple weeks I don’t turn into some Robert Smith or Morrissey-esque emo buzzkill. Stereotypes are a bitch.

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Besides, I’ve always been more of the Peter Lorre type.

No, the real problem is I can’t get anything done. When getting up before 5 p.m. becomes a major accomplishment, things like cooking become about as feasible as making steel in my backyard.

Well, assuming I had a backyard. (Nothing like throwing in a random, snarky Chairman Mao reference, is there?)

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Jul 30

Creative Quiet

Σ went back to the 2T earlier today. For the first time in the better part of a week, things are quiet around here.

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Ayup.
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After such an eventful few days, I found myself more exhausted than I reckoned. I took a nap this afternoon. For the first time in a while I very seriously thought about skipping today here at SB. Ah, but what would me public think? Yes, all seven of you ….

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Jul 25

“Other” Revelations

It’s amazing how quickly a subject for this blog sometimes presents itself.

Since Σ and I are going to Portland in a couple days to see Rush, she’s staying with me beginning tonight. Having just put her to bed, I was resigned to writing tonight about how she’s looking forward to an all-day car trip to Oregon’s I-5 corridor to … “go to the mall.”

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Which, as I told her, makes about as much sense as going to Japan to eat at McDonald’s.

As it turns out, you can thank the UK’s Daily Mail for saving you from reading about that.

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