Midweek Musings…20 April 2016 * Re-Posted *

This was deserving of a re-post; multiple factors contributed to the decision! I also put the links of a couple of my past posts here, since re-blogging is only allowed once. I think that bloggers should be able to reblog our own posts as many times as we want, but that would probably contribute to laziness – and there are plenty of people who use that excuse far too often, LOL!

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Midweek Musings…20 April 2016

Just a few, random thoughts are going through my head this morning as I sip my coffee. A year ago today, a young man named Freddie Gray succumbed to horrific injuries sustained at the hands of Baltimore police. His arrest was on 12 April, 2015…it took him eight days to die. Sickening, saddening, and maddening. My heart goes out to his mother and father, family and friends today.

It’s been 737 days since the girls were abducted from their school in Chibok, Nigeria. Stolen from their loved ones because they wanted an education. My heart goes out to them and their families today.

It is also 4/20, the day celebrating that lovely little plant, cannabis sativa and cannabis indica. A side-note for Star Trek fans out there, it is also the birthday of one George Takei. Interesting little tidbits for people who are curious, LOL – so, enjoy some music while you find the hidden links!

Smokin’ on a Saturday…

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Short and sweet on a Saturday.

I’m mildly altering my short story, since I’m not completely clear how “fan fiction” for movies, games, etc. work…but I will definitely publish it on Monday. Guaranteed.

I sat and watched spotted towhees engage in territorial fighting…a hummingbird also observed, but I didn’t have my camera. My little “point-and-shoot” digital Nikon just doesn’t cut it for some of the pics I could be taking, so it’s time to invest in something much better. I’ve always favoured Canon and Minolta, personally…

I hoard crap in my game, so I finally feel the need to recruit for my little guild. I hate recruiting…it’s so boring! “Hey, you! Join my guild – I want to design an awesome tabard and I really need the extra 500 bank spaces for the materials my crafters need!” At least I’m honest about why I’m recruiting, which is more than can be said about 95% of any in-game guild, anywhere.

Otherwise, just cleaning up and getting ready to have the roof of the house looked at…there seem to be some issues with leaking. I hate dealing with that crap as well, but that’s life in the slow lane! Meh…have fun with the links and the song below, and have a great rest of the weekend.

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Happy 4/20 Friday!

I know, I know – for a lot of people, this day is a memory of a tragic school shooting perpetrated by a couple of extremist, cowardly, neo-nazi punk-ass cretins who couldn’t handle the pressures of school because their parents didn’t prepare them for real competition or corporally punish them when needed.  I mean, isn’t that why kids do shit like that; because they have shitty parents?  That’s always the excuse given when non-white kids commit crimes, so it seems that it should be true for white ones, too – kids are kids, after all!  Anyway, today is the birthdate of the hero of the Columbine murderers, who is (I will apologize to J.K Rowling) “he-who-will-go-unmentioned-by-me”.  That piece of filth caused untold horrors, pain, and misery to millions.  Only his followers and adherents are more psychotic than he was!  Seriously, anybody who follows (and takes to heart) the insane rantings of a syphilitic methamphetamine addict, has some serious issues…

Anyway, I digress…for me, today is about celebrating the gifts of Mother Earth, as Earth Day is this coming Sunday, 4/22.  My childhood in Alaska instilled a love of nature that still holds strong in my heart.  Being city-bound kills me sometimes; I’m fortunate to live in an area that has plenty of trees and greenspaces to enjoy, so there are always many types of birds about, as well as squirrels and the occasional raccoon wandering through.  But today…TODAY, specifically, is about one of the plants that Mother Earth gifted to all of her creatures – I speak, of course, about cannabis sativaganja…marijuana…the ‘sweet leaf’!  I have partaken of it from time to time, and have inhaled deeply, and often!  Why ‘Slick Willy’ Clinton made a deal about using it is beyond me – seriously, anybody who has attended any sort of college has engaged in drug use of one kind or another; if you haven’t, you’re either golden or lying – as ‘Chef’ on South Park said once, “There’s a time and place for everything, and it’s called college!”  This is true!  😎

Marijuana possession and use was semi-legal in Alaska until 1991, when it was fully criminalized.  Before 1991, a person could have up to an ounce of ganja on them and the police wouldn’t bat an eye.  You couldn’t get caught buying or selling it, and growing it was a no-no, but merely having that small amount wasn’t a crime!  I believe that even my own religious parents tried it once or twice when I was very young; I recall incense sticks burning in the plant boxes, and little incense cones on the windowsill of the apartment kitchen.  The plants sat on the living-room windowsill, and the living-room overlooked the part of the water where Wrangell Harbor met the Stikine River.  The lumber mill was nearby – I remember that mill-whistle blowing at 7:00 every morning for years; when we lived near it, I would hide my head under the covers when the whistle blew because I thought that demons from hell were released and were screaming as they made their escape to wreak havoc and chaos…my 5-year-old imagination would run wild!

No, I have no issues with pot-smoking – I will say that I don’t like lazy stoners who do nothing, though!  One of my many personal mottoes is “Everything in moderation…including moderation!”  So, be smart about it.  It’s really not that difficult.  Smoking weed isn’t a problem unless you let it take over your life, just like drinking alcohol.  I haven’t smoked for a while and won’t until I know that I can safely do so again.  This would entail getting a full-time job that doesn’t require UAs at work; or, preferably, writing a novel that sells well enough for me to live comfortably!  🙂  I feel that it is extremely silly to require an office administrator, who doesn’t have to deal with accounting, HR, or management issues, to take a UA for marijuana.  I feel this way because, generally, one isn’t using marijuana at work and/or on the jobsite – that’s something to be done at home, on a weekend.  On the other hand, some people at offices and other workplaces are taking heavy, mind-altering drugs such as Prozac, Xanax, lithium, and whatever other pharmaceutical cocktail they need to get through their day of back-stabbing two-facedness.  The side effects of those drugs are far more severe than the dry mouth, elevated appetite, and giggle-fits that pot perpetrate.  Not to mention, who would you rather be around:  A giggling stoner, or a raving bi-polar psycho-bitch who decided to go off her meds and drink because her boyfriend didn’t compliment her new shoes?  The answer is pretty damned easy for me…

In memory of Dick Clark, and in honor of the upcoming Earth Day, this D.J. is opening up the memory vaults to give you five delicious songs that simply kick ass!  Enjoy the ‘crunchy grooves’, my friends…  😎

Genesis: “Home By The Sea

The Bee Gees: “Jive Talkin’

Peter Wolf: “Lights Out (Dancin’ In The Dark)”

Reunion / Joey Levine: “Life Is a Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)”

Jim Stafford: “Wildwood Weed

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