Not All White Men Are Racist Misogynists But…

*Spoilers for The Last Jedi Ahead* So, this will be short and sweet. Reading an article and more and more I hear about how the movie was “so flawed” I start to think, was it really? Then I find this article:

Why So Many Men Hate the Last Jedi But Can’t Agree on Why

I don’t do Re-posts often, but I think this article deserves it.

Keep it classy people, and may the force be with you!

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My Mother’s Day Gift to Myself

Okay, I’m a florist.  As a florist, some days and the days leading up to them are especially busy.  Mother’s Day is one of those days, and I have been trying desperately to keep ahead of that day to my best ability.  That said, it has left me with very little time to devote to the blog, so I’m letting myself off the hook…for now.  I am forgiving myself for slacking, just this once, whether you do or not is up to you guys, but I promise to be back and posting on the next Manic Monday.  Until then, please enjoy a little of my favorite violinist in one of my favorites of her songs, Shadows.

Check out some of her other stuff too! She’s really quite talented and fun to watch!

Manic Monday: DIY Fountain and a Fractured Wrists!

Welcome to my first ever Manic Monday posting!  I thought I’d start us off with a nice DIY because I love doing crafty stuff like this so much!

As far as more ideas for finishing that off, you may want to wait until all the clay is dry again before using the silicone sealer since moisture can cause issue with it adhering to the surface.  But you didn’t come here for a craft project, did you?  Well… Read more of this post

Loosing My Momentum

Okay, so I’m sure it’s obvious that I didn’t do any writing prompts the last couple of days.  Honestly, I was starting to loose my momentum before my trip to Colorado with my husband, and it’s not even the fault of not having access to my computer that did it.  It really just boils down to too many times I found myself wanting to do anything but a writing prompt, but feeling forced to do one anyway, then whatever I wanted to write just kind of got forgotten or put onto a shelf where I may or may not pick it back up.  I did try to incorporate a little bit of blogging at the beginning of each prompt, but honestly I felt if I devoted too much to the beginning I’d never get the prompt done, and I just really wanted to get them out of the way.  Also, I wanted to avoid posting more than once per day, as I’ve always gotten the impression that multiple postings in a single day seemed a little too obsessive, when with some you could have combined the posts into one nice sized post.  Either that or I felt that I could leave the impression of just seeking out attention.

So, yeah, not that it doesn’t feel like I’m already doing that anyway putting what amounts to a journal entry onto the net so that everyone and sundry can read it.  No, I’m not seeking attention at all!

I guess this is just my attempt to get my writing momentum back without feeling forced to write a prompt every fricken’ day.  Promise, for all of you that really liked them, I will continue doing the writing prompts on Wednesdays, even after the “30 days” are done.  I just have to focus on other things, like actual productive writing.

That said, I’m going to make this a brainstorm of how I’m going to structure my week.  If that at all interests you, by all means, read on!  Otherwise, feel free to check out some of my other work.  Though , the password protected work is still going to be protected until i figure out whether they should be made public or not.  Even so, I may just change the password to something like “iam18orolder” you know, cause of sexy stuff… Read more of this post

Reflecting on Life

Happy Friday the 13th everyone! Are you having a typical Ft13 too? Let’s just say I had to call my dentist about a possible infection on a tooth he’d prepared for a crown and ended up in his chair getting a root canal.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad he had a last minute cancellation, and the work needed to get done so no sense postponing the inevitable.  I mean the faster the problem gets solved the faster I don’t have to live with the pain, right? As loopy as I am naturally, we really don’t need me to be hopped up on pain meds! Seriously people, super-loopy Cici is…well okay it’s pretty funny to see, but I have an image to keep…well okay so my image was always pretty jester-like…fine fine fine I just don’t need to be loopy off pain meds all the time, okay???

My drug habits aside though, I wanted to touch on something a little more serious. Read more of this post

Fated

A little gamer humor just in time for Valentine’s Day. Probably inspired by the gamer story found here. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/f2/d0/61/f2d061d8424072818b98d659c1017ec6.jpg

Jasmine Walls: Comic Writer and Artist

Written by Jasmine Walls, Illustrated by Amy Phillips

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Is Max Landis right in calling Rey a Mary Sue? Warning: this post is filled with spoilers!!!

NO REALLY – I SAY A LOT ABOUT THE MOVIE IN THIS POST – DON’T READ THIS UNLESS YOU HAVE SEEN IT OR DO NOT MIND SPOILERS

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I’m Alive! I Swear!

Just thought I’d take a look at my page and wouldn’t you know, I haven’t hardly done anything on my writing blog! Imagine that. But we all knew I was a slacker, right? Besides, I have my reasons! Well, okay I didn’t have an excuse till November but before then I had been handwriting in a notebook. But here I am leaving you all with something to prove that I am in fact still alive. Pardon any punctuation or odd words, I’m doing this on a phone. Read more of this post

A Blog a Day…

No, that’s not me going for a blog a day goal.  I don’t feel I have that much to say honestly, or at least not that much that should be shared.  I’m not consistent enough to do so anyway.  It’s more of an expression like “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but in this case it’s more like “a blog a day keeps the psychiatrist at bay.”

I don’t expect I’ll ever getting around to eating an apple every day, but I do enjoy one occasionally for a more healthy sweet treat.  Conversely, I don’t blog every day, but when I do I find it therapeutic.  At least I do when I have real life things to talk about that are causing me distress. Read more of this post

Traumatic Cookies

It hit me today how traumatic just making cookies has become for me.  Not traumatic as in they remind me of abuse, but that the thought of making them makes me unbearably sad.  They shouldn’t.  I love to make cookies from scratch.  I use a modified version of my mother’s recipe that we worked out years ago over the phone so that I’d get them just the way I like them.  I’ve since been making this recipe so much that I could very nearly make it with my eyes closed.  I love having to guard the bowl from my little ankle biters, then sneaking a little cookie dough when they aren’t looking, knowing that when it was my mom, she had five kids, their friends, and my father to keep away from the cookie dough.  It’s no wonder that my recipe yields more cookies than hers said it would, I don’t more than half a dozen mouths to fight off.  I love pulling them out, letting them cool a little, then scarfing down three while they’re still warm and the chocolate still melted.  I love taking them to family get togethers and sharing them, coming home with nothing (don’t worry, I try to save enough dough at home to make another dozen).  But it’s taking them to share with family that’s caused my problem. Read more of this post