Final Friday Mashup!

Well, here it is – the Final Friday for September! Today marks a New Moon in Libra, which also happens to be your astrological sign if you have a birthday today.

I have a few things percolating in my mind this morning, so I’ll just toss them out here so that I can clear it! I need fewer distractions in the upcoming weeks, as I plan on doing the NaNoWriMo thing this year – so I want to clear out the dust and cobwebs that are cluttering my poor brain!

Ah, the so-called ‘undecided’ voters…they make me laugh! Seriously, you expect me to believe that you’re still undecided about who to vote for? Yeah, right – hey, if you’re not going to vote, then that’s fine…just quit talking about it if you have no intention on doing so. Otherwise, get out there and vote for whomever you wish – just vote, damnit…VOTE! Bitch about shit the morning of 9 November. Until then, STFU. A lot of people are pretty freakin’ tired of hearing lame excuses on all sides!

Speaking of politics, though, I can safely say that I’m glad to live in Washington State. I’d be cringing in shame if I resided in Maine! Well, actually I wouldn’t, because I wouldn’t have voted for Paul LePage – so his moronic nonsense wouldn’t be my fault. I actually look at the voting records, background, and other pertinent information about politicians from multiple, LEGITIMATE sources…not tabloid bullshit or whacked-out conspiracy theories. A politician’s voting record is relatively easy to find.

Last thing: I registered to vote on my 18th birthday. However, I’ve been politically aware since the age of 10. The school I attended did many mock debates and elections from 5th grade on up, and encouraged us kids to pay attention to politics. Some people out there assume that I know nothing about politics, and have told me so…the non-reasons they gave are beyond laughable, to me!

Next, just a teeny-tiny criticism: people who have no “Like” buttons on their blogs. I fail to understand why they don’t seem to want their posts “Liked,” yet have a comment section which allows for comments to be “Liked.” There are at least five blogs that I follow that don’t have that little “Like” button…I wonder, why the hell not? Why don’t you want readers to “Like” your posts? Inquiring minds want to know, LOL!

Last, but certainly not least – today marks a fairly sad milestone. It has now been 900 days since the 276 girls were kidnapped, at gunpoint, from that school in Chibok, Nigeria by the terrorist group Boko Haram. The lack of coverage about them is shameful, to say the least. Many people out there rail against abductions – but are mysteriously silent when queried about these specific girls.

900 days. Let that number sink in, if you will. 900 days. There are 1,095 days in three years; 1,096 if you count a Leap Year, so these girls have been away from their families and loved ones for nearly three years. I can’t imagine the grief and heartache involved in wondering, daily, where your child is. Imagining the worst, because you know what the abductors are capable of.

900 days.

#BringBackOurGirls

I’ll close with three songs – why? Because it’s Friday, that’s why! Enjoy the tunes…and have a great day and weekend, all.

😎

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. maggie0019
    Sep 30, 2016 @ 12:03:37

    very good points indeed, Woof!!!

  2. franhunne4u
    Sep 30, 2016 @ 12:12:18

    Ha, I live in the city, Scorpions comes from! The singer (Klaus Meine) comes to our local football club games (well he did before we were relegated, don’t know if he still does).

    • sepultura13
      Sep 30, 2016 @ 12:24:35

      That’s too neat! I’ve been a Scorpions fan for years, and got to see them in concert in 2010 at the Sturgis Motorcycle rally…it was great! On a 13th Friday, no less…

      It would be interesting to find out if he still attends the local football club games!
      🙂

  3. purplebutterfly964
    Sep 30, 2016 @ 12:14:28

    I loved everything about this post!

  4. Brian Lageose
    Sep 30, 2016 @ 20:27:25

    All very good points, but I must confess that the one that really got my attention was NaNoWriMo. I’m 97% sure that I’m going to do it again this year, so it will be great if we can help each other get through it. Woo hoo! 🙂

    • sepultura13
      Sep 30, 2016 @ 20:44:40

      Hey, that’s a great idea – we could be each other’s NaNoWriMo ‘sponsors,’ if you will…when we feel like throwing our respective computers out of the window, or are chewing on the mouse like a rubber cat-toy, we could say: “Shhh…have some wine and meditate by the light of a lava lamp – just chillax for a bit, there!”
      Sometimes, that’s all the support that’s needed, no?
      😎

      • Brian Lageose
        Sep 30, 2016 @ 21:25:22

        This is exactly what I had in mind. Let’s do it!

      • sepultura13
        Sep 30, 2016 @ 23:30:43

        Perfect! First thing is getting through the ‘prep’ month of October, LOL – I already have three suggestions from the NaNoWriMo site…which I haven’t gotten around to reading, as of yet!

        I have to figure out how to not get distracted by sports and politics…and that will be next to impossible, given the date of the election! Timing is everything…
        😉

  5. jacquelineobyikocha
    Oct 01, 2016 @ 05:17:09

    Hmm NaNoWriMo! I’m still debating.

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