Surprise Maybe-Plans

As decent as I felt yesterday, that’s about how crappy I feel today.ย  ๐Ÿ˜” I’m not really sure why, either. I got a call a few hours ago from Aunt Sharon, asking me if I wanted to join them at Cenci Lake for a little Mother’s Day get-together tomorrow. I was already psyching myself up to go in town to see Mom and Dad, so I really dunno how that’s gonna go yet. ๐Ÿ˜ I probably won’t know exactly what I’m gonna do until I’m in my car, backing out of my driveway. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Hopefully tomorrow feels better than today.

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Periodic Arbitrary Complacency

Just a short entry to say that I’m here and I’m feeling pretty good today. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was considering going in town to meet up with Toni (who stopped by the house last night, unannounced…ย butthole ๐Ÿ˜…) at Miller Park for one of Shannon and Chris’ kids’ baseball games or something… I’m not exactly sure what it was… but I just texted her to let her know that I’m gonna just stay home and ride this wave of chill that I’ve found myself on. ๐Ÿค— She knew that the odds of me showing up were questionable anyway.

But I actually got a decent night’s sleep last night, I woke up to a text that my last remaining prescription was approved and is ready for pickup, and then Genesee and I continued our “The Leftovers” long-distance-watching by finishing the final episode of season two just a bit ago. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ“บ I’m so glad that she got interested in this show as well, because it’s fun to be able to sit here at my house while she’s sitting 500 miles away at hers, as we text each other throughout the entire episode(s) with all of our comments, questions, theories, etc. ๐Ÿ˜ The show almost requires interactivity with other fans.

So yeah, while my brain is relatively clear I’m just gonna enjoy the day and do some random stuff around the house or watch some random stuff on YouTube. (Or both, most likely) It looks like The 8-Bit Guy has uploaded part three of his “History of Commodore” videos, and this one focuses on the C64 era… so this’ll probably be the next thing that I click on to continue my peaceful enjoyment of the start of the weekend. ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ•น๐Ÿ’พ๐Ÿ–ฅ Not even worrying about planning anything beyond that at the moment… I figure it will all just come along in its own time.

It’s The Sunglasses

A few days ago I ran across a random animated GIF on Twitter, and the d00d in it looked exactly like me from about a decade ago. ๐Ÿ˜ง The hair, the scruff, the goofy mannerisms… all of it. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Well, I finally found more GIFs of the same d00d, and a couple where he’s not making faces, isn’t wearing sunglasses, and is just being himself. ๐Ÿคจ And in those pics I look nothing like him (or vice versa) ‘cuz the d00d ended up beingย Sebastian Stan, who plays “Bucky Barnes” in the Captain America and Avengers movies. ๐Ÿ˜…

I Think They Wait For Me To Come Out

I was trying to avoid it, but I had to go in town today to hit the bank, the post office, and then the pharmacy… where I was able to pick up only one of my two meds. ๐Ÿ˜’ I’ve still got a few days before I’ll have to start worrying, so whatever, it should be alright. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ But today… despite it being absolutely gorgeous outside… boy were the assholes out in force.

โŒโž–ย Idiot children riding their bikes on Old Logan Rd, and purposely swerving into traffic to make cars have to hit their breaks or swerve themselves.

โŒโž–ย Rubbernecking dipshits downtown, watching medics treat someone who had apparently passed out along the sidewalk, while pulling into and clogging the intersection when the traffic lights changed, due to everyone forgetting how to drive. ๐Ÿ™„

โŒโž–ย At the pharmacy there was a mother standing in the same line as me, and she was letting her little boy run wild. ๐Ÿ˜  Of course he eventually knocked over anย entire display of reading glasses – then cried and screamed as she just stood there, telling him to pick them all up as he kept telling her “no.”

โŒโž–ย As I was shopping there, an extra-large woman was blocking the aisle with her cart and her body, yet she let out an audible sigh when I said “Excuse me” as I waited to move my own cart past her. She could have just moved out of the way on her own, but I’m convinced that she wanted me to say something so she could then be mad about it. ๐Ÿ˜

โŒโž–ย A couple aisles later I encountered the same lady, continuing to use her fatness to block the entire aisle again, but she looked up and saw me coming – and she scowled as she got out of the way on her own before I reached her again.

โŒโž–ย At the intersection of Ewing and Sugar Grove Rd there was a woman who had the “yield” sign didn’t but didn’t yield, but when she realized that she had made a mistake she just stopped in the middle of the damn road.ย ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Right in everyone’s way, forcing people to swing extremely wide just to get around her until she finally moved again.

โŒโž–ย Then on the way home, despite traveling 60 MPH myself, some jackass decided to zip around me so he could then ride the ass of another car farther in front of me, when he found himself stuck in a no-passing zone. ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’จ It didn’t bother me, but it was a dick move towards the car in front of me.

The lady who waited on me at the pharmacy was great, the guy that served me through the window at Rax was nice, and the cute girl at the drive-thru was friendly as well. I happened to be listening to Metallica when I pulled in, as was she there in the building, so she smiled and pointed out that she knows how to pick good music too. ๐Ÿ˜

So, even though I listed all of those assholes and their asshole things, the trip in town was actually fine. I didn’t have to be anywhere urgently, none of what was happening was really affecting me, nor did I care to let it… but if it had been any other day, when I’d normally start off gritting my teefs before I even got in my car, then it may have been a different story. ๐Ÿ™‚

Expropriated Cycles

This proves that I should always make “after the fact” posts, because despite being all geared up with my medical and workers comp projects, I ended up having Cassi come down and stay over last night… which was actually just the mental break that I needed from all of that stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚ I mean, I did keepย working on it as she was here, but with her as a distraction it kept it all from consuming my brain and occupying 100% of my thought cycles as I worked. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

But while she was here (among other progress) I got names, numbers, and addresses for everyย local doctor that may be accepting new patients, everyย local urgent care that appears to offer services greater than the “I skinned my knee” or “My butthole really itches” type stuff, and every oral surgeon in the area so I can get more serious about getting my remaining wisdom teefs cut out. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I also got new info from BWC and my BWC Rx provider, so that stuff is in much better shape as well. And the pharmacy was also updated, so my meds might possibly, hopefully, maybe get filled in a more timely fashion. ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธ

Now that I think about it, I probably got more done with her here than if she wasn’t. ๐Ÿคจ And without getting twitchy. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ She worked on several things that she needed to do as well, taking advantage of the relative peace and quiet here compared to her house full of family. ๐Ÿ˜Œ Of course she gave her brain a break as well (the main point of her staying) by making and painting some picture frames, and catching up on the last few episodes of NCIS that she still had to watch on Netflix. ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ“บ I think Maven was even happy for the unexpected visit, ‘cuz she made up to Cassi way more than usual this time. ๐Ÿ˜ธ

We talked quite a bit about what’s going on with my health at the moment, along with all kinds of random thoughts that come along with that topic… so it was nice to be able to talk some of that stuff out with her. ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ I’m not exactly sure what the plan will be for tomorrow and Friday. ๐Ÿ˜ Now that I’ve got all this info compiled I imagine I’ll start calling someone… meh… I’ll figure it out when that time gets here. I’m gonna stay in chill mode for the rest of the evening if possible.

Weaponized Stupidity

Since I’ve taken the day off, I decided to pop over to Twitter to see if David Hogg and his anti-gun activism was still making any noise. And it is… although it’s become even more divisive, and is making even less sense. His current “thing” is to include “THE YOUNG PEOPLE WILL WIN” on almost everything that he posts. ๐Ÿ˜ I suppose that’s an attempt to light a fire under their asses and make them feel special, but it’s also a great way to alienate everyone else from your cause. ๐Ÿคจย (I often wonder if the other kids / leaders in their movement wish they had never included him, due to the drama he causes.)

Young people (18-25), just as with any demographic, do not all vote the same way. The majority of them don’t even vote at all. But the new mantra isn’t aimed at people who prefer to actually think about things. The mantra is aimed at idiots, and their replies don’t disappoint. ๐Ÿ˜ I can’t tell you how many older Americans that I’ve seen posting replies about how their generation has let the youth down, how sorry they are for not creating a better world, how the young people are our only hope, and other similar bits of nonsense. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ These “self-hating adults (apologists)” who can’t wait to post and “confess” on the behalf of all adults, how awful “grown-ups” are… and ironically it’s usually the older white men who can’t stop talking about how older white men have fucked everything up. ๐Ÿ˜  It’s truly bizarre.

In attempts to stay relevant (since he’s rarely able to get on TV anymore) Hogg will make often-incoherent posts about various Senate or House candidates and elections, which then get retweeted by his followers – without them even noticing when the posts make little to no sense. ๐Ÿ™„ Invariably there will be adults responding to those posts by asking Hogg how they should vote in this or that election. ๐Ÿ˜ง Yeah, don’t do any research on your own, because it’s always better to get your election advice from someone who uses words such as “dissagree, violance, and colledge” and still struggles with the whole “there / their / they’re” thing.

(As you can tell from the way they speak, these are obviously some top-notch interviewers)

He wants to eventually outlaw most rifles and probably many other types of guns, yet he whines that the mandated clear backpacks and security searches at school violate his rights. ๐Ÿ˜’ He arranges boycotts when someone hurts his feelings, he bragged about hanging up on the President’s phone call, and his friend is still tweeting requests for $10 donations to the MSD / Parkland victims’ fund – which already has over $8,000,000 in it. He and his sister have also already written a book about the school shooting, yet they aren’t donating the sales from their book to the victims’ fund. ๐Ÿค” Instead, they say something vague about proceeds “helping the communities” or some shit. The whole thing stinks, yet there’s a huge group of people that can’t get enough of it. ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

I know, this whole post may seem petty or something that I shouldn’t even concern myself with… but it’s really just touching on the larger problem of how much “weaponized ignorance / stupidity” a person will be exposed to online, and especially on Twitter. ๐Ÿ˜’ It’s like the less sure a person is about what they’re saying, the more passionately they will say it, and the more angrily they willย defend it.

It’s okay though, I’m sure “the young people” will save us all from all ofย thatย as well. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ