Soldier On: Or Why To Keep Pushing Forward Even When You Don’t Want To #YouCanDoIt #motivation

Soldier On: The act of moving forward in spite of not wanting to, because it is the right thing to do, because shit needs to get done, and because… reasons. For the record, I am the patron saint for soldiering on. If you were to ask just about anybody who knows me in person, they would tell you that being able to soldier on is my Mutant ability. I would prefer the ability to heal from anything, manipulate time, teleport, and shoot freaking laser beams from my freaking eyes (all abilities wrapped…

If You Only Watch One Video Today… #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain

Super Tuesday is tomorrow. A time in which a hefty chunk of the states in the USA will vote for their favorite Republican or Democrat candidate for president in state level primary elections. This is likely the end of the road for most of the candidates involved, and will offer a clear path to being the nominee for the most winning Republican and Democrat candidate. This is our last opportunity to draw a line in the sand and stop somebody who is undeserving and/or not qualified to hold the highest…

Better Things #CheerUp @TheKinks

I’ve been in a grumpy mood today. Now, to be fair, there were a number of mitigating factors that contributed to my current state of mind, but regardless, my state of mind is my own and I am in charge of maintaining its well being. To sit here all pissed off does myself no good, does my family no good, and frankly isn’t going to accomplish anything positive. But then what could be done about it to cheer me up? And that’s when it hit me… Here’s a little message…

People Suck, Wait, Social Media Sucks, No Wait People on Social Media Suck #WholeLotOfSuckingGoingOn

Friends are the worst. Wait, that’s not fair. Friends are amazing, valuable people. Social Media, and by extension how people choose to use it, is the worst. There, that about sums it up. Good post. See you tomorrow with a new Best Album You’ve Never Heard Of! No? Elaborate? OK. Since you (I assume) asked, here’s my point: Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) have given everyone a voice, and that’s a beautiful thing in some ways. For the LGBTQ community, it has allowed them to find and connect with…

You Love Me, You Really Love Me #Stats #ThankYou

As a fun little sociological experiment, I decided to look at my web host’s statistics page for my website. Point of information: I check my WordPress stats a couple times per week to get a snapshot of how this blog is doing. I thought it was doing moderately OK, not gangbusters mind you, but definitely there was steady viewership. What I didn’t know, was that the Wordpress stats page didn’t paint the whole picture as it did not capture views from subscriptions, RSS feeds, and a variety of other distribution methods not…

Case of the Mondays #ChinUp

Those of us still in the work grind can relate to this one true and simple fact: we dread Mondays. Especially after a less than optimal weekend, the prospect of going back to work can seem like insult to injury. However, instead of wallowing in my “Case of the Mondays”   I have chosen to express myself in humorous memes stolen from other people on the Internet. Enjoy! And because it gave me a sensible chuckle:  No matter what you have going on in your life, whether Monday is the…

It’s Time Folks: Forgive Mel Gibson and Move On #GetOverIt

It’s Time Folks: Forgive Mel Gibson and Move On #GetOverIt Before I start, allow me to make something crystal clear: I am not condoning Mel Gibson’s more erroneous actions, nor am I asking you to forget that they have happened, I am simply asking you to accept this man’s apology and move on. Let’s face it, this is the man that gave us Martin Riggs, Porter, William Wallace, Lt. Col. Hal Moore and Rocky the Chicken. I think it’s high time we examine the fall of Mel Gibson and why it’s…

#BowieDay #Tribute

  I had another blog post in mind for today, but after receiving the news that David Bowie had passed away early this morning, I opted instead to pay tribute to the iconic singer/songwriter. I’m not going to regale you with long lost tales from Bowie’s illustrious career or life, you have the Internet to help provide you with that. What I would like to do is declare January 11th officially Bowie Day and to share my five favorite tracks by the celebrated recording artist. I have always preferred celebrations to…

2015 Year in Review by Nerfed Llamas #BestOfList #Obligatory

2015 Year in Review #BestOfList #Obligatory 2015 has come and gone, and like all of the other years that came before it, 2015 went by in a flash. Along the way to a full zodiac, a whole bunch of stuff happened. Movies were released, albums were recorded, unique and intriguing events transpired, and every year some goofballs all over the world decide to attempt to encapsulate the whole year in a handful of sentences by putting a list of all the best stuff that they think happened during that year. I am…

Postwritum is a Serious Condition and is Very Real #Postwritum #NaNoWriMo

Postwritum The birth of a novel can trigger a jumble of powerful emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. But it can also result in something you might not expect — depression. Many NaNoWriMo writers experience the “postwritum novel blues” after completing their first 50,000 words in just 30 days, which commonly include mood swings, crying spells, anxiety and difficulty sleeping. Novel blues typically begin within the first two to three days after winning NaNoWriMo, and may last for up to two weeks. But some NaNoWriMo writers experience a more severe, long-lasting form of…