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All Around Rusty

I’m a tad bit rusty cooking food but so far, no blunders. Made sausage balls for lunch yesterday. It’s hard to mess that up though, considering it only has 3 ingredients. That’s more of a fall or winter holiday food but meh, I wanted to make it. For yesterday’s dinner, I did a pan grilled chicken with Italian oven fries. It was Memorial Day-ish in nature. Also got to have some ice-cold watermelon. Now that was delicious!

Did you see the crowds at the beaches and parks yesterday? Holy crap! Lots of people, no social distancing, and no masks. Folks are clearly in the fuck it stage if I ever saw it. They better not screw it up for the rest of us trying to be good. People were doing fireworks last night. I found that to be a little odd, since Memorial Day isn’t a celebration but a day of remembrance. I guess folks are looking for any reason to party these days.

Caught the first episode of this season’s Titan games last night. I’m glad to see they refreshed the course this year and made it harder. My wife and I enjoyed it. I can’t say it’s one of those shows that I’ll make sure to watch every week but if it’s on and I don’t have things to do, I’ll tune in. There’s very few shows these days I make sure to see. TV doesn’t have the same joy as it used to.

I realize I haven’t said anything about my writing lately. I wrote the first chapter of an old idea of mine and realized that I had no idea where it’s supposed to go. That’s because I don’t know what the story is about yet. I know it’s a novel length urban fantasy dealing with vampires and ghosts but beyond that, the crystal ball is hazy. I need to flesh the story out but its harder than I remember. Feels like I’m having to learn how to ride a bike all over again. Things are percolating and I’m asking questions. This part takes time and I can’t rush the process. Eventually I’ll have to turn all my notes into an outline but I’m not there yet. Brainstorming is a weird process. Slowly but surely, it’ll come together.

I guess I’m just rusty all around!

Mood: A mellow green star with sunglasses. Relaxed

Music: Damh The Bard – “Ceridwen and Taliesin”

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Memorial Day

Today I’m sure there will be a lot of people grilling out, spending time with family, or maybe even going to the beach. I think it’s important for all of us to take a moment and consider why we have this holiday in the first place.

Even before our country was founded, there were those who laid down their lives so that it could be created. Our country is 244 years old and we’re still just as imperfect as the day it was created. We’ve always been a strange mix of beliefs, cultures, morals, and dreams. Those things divide us as much as they bring us together. And yet for all our flaws, there have always been people who’ve decided to serve our country.

We might not have always agreed with the mission they were given, but we’ve supported them. Many who’ve put on the uniform have gone to war and have come back changed if they were lucky enough to come back at all. I can’t even imagine all the things they’ve seen, heard, or done. Freedom has a price and they’ve paid it for us. They deserve our respect and our thanks.

Mood: A pensive green star.Thankful

Music: Evanescence – “Going Under”

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