Monday, August 3, 2015

Roller Coaster

Once again I seem to have taken a longer than usual hiatus from writing.  I’d truly love to write more but as I’ve previously stated “work, eat, sleep and repeat” is rather dull. 

Since I began writing it seems I’ve been out of work more than I’ve been “on the job.”  I’m currently at my 4th—YES! 4TH!!!—job in the very short time of this blog’s existence.   This has happened through no fault of my own.  It is just a consequence of living where I do.  When you have no job, there is of course a tightening of the purse strings.  That leads to fewer opportunities to get out and about. 

Despite the periods of unemployment I have had a few adventures.  I continue to see “WV Guy” and although long distance we “talk” in some fashion almost every day.  This is my main relationship lately and it has been good in spite of the distance.  I did travel to his area earlier in the year and we had a great time together.  We even managed to get in some hiking after all the “hiking” J we were doing.  His area is absolutely beautiful country and there are lots of outdoorsy, fun things to do. 

Of course, I’m still me and I still have the occasional hook-up.  Most often with Alan—the first guy I met on AM.  He is always good to get in touch when he is traveling nearby.   And Rob posted about a little adventure we had earlier this year.  Since things have been well with WV Guy I don’t frequent many dating sites anymore.  Although I did check in on AM recently—and it just happened to be the night before The Hack was announced.  DOH!

From reading various forums online about it, it seems the initial panic may have been unfounded.  Fears seem to have calmed a bit on the “prowlers” sites as time has passed and no more additional information has been released.  Of course, there’s always a chance that will change and it’s something we in “the game” should be mindful of (“deny, deny, deny!”).  I wasn’t incredibly worried about being “outed” although it definitely got my attention and sent me running off to my tablet to read all about it.  Just a little reminder to be even more vigilant of protecting yourself online—no matter if you’re prowling or not. 

So this is just a little update post and me rambling on.  I hope to be taking a few trips at the end of the summer and I’m very much looking forward to getting away.  I’m still reading and following all your wonderful blogs although I’m not commenting as much.  I’m down to just my tablet at the house and it doesn’t make it easy for anything other than reading or playing games from what I’ve seen.  So I hope all you wonderful people are having a great, fun summer!!!  Stay Cool!!  

Thursday, February 12, 2015

FFF-2/13/2015--The Un-Valentine

Required Phrase - "And then my Crazy Ex......."
Word Limit - 2 short chapters of 230 each
Forbidden Phrase - Burned
Bonus Words if someone ends up dead.
Extra Credit if you fictionaliz a real world story.

And remember, rules were made to be broken

The signs began popping up all over town.  A red heart with the diagonal stripe through it.  The ultimate Un-Valentine's Day message.  No one understood the importance of the message that was about to be delivered.  

Thankfully the proprietors of all the sporting goods stores in town chalked up the bow and arrow sales to the popularity of The Hunger Games.  The Team met every Thursday night for practice, preparation and planning.  Finally it was time to set the plan in action.  Each of the conspirators had their targets and knew their current whereabouts.  This Friday the 13th will be very unlucky indeed.

As night fell the 2-person teams moved into position.  The first to go down is Charlene's bastard husband, Rick the Dick.  He was always so jealous yet Charlene couldn't go out, kept a spotless home, never gave her a dime.  Of course that didn't stop him from waving his dick at every woman in town.  He went down fast outside the bar with an arrow straight through his heart.  The tag with the heart seen all over town floated from the end of the arrow.  

The next target was Phillip--a classic abuser.  Joni won't be "falling down" anymore.  Then Justin the "Artist" whose only "work of art" was draining Macey's bank accounts, pushing her credit cards to their limits and drinking her beer and emptying the pantry while he "worked" on his novel.  One after one deadbeats fell all over town.  All with arrows piercing their black hearts.  

The Team regrouped at their hideaway deep in the woods.  Their leader, Ben, gathered all the ladies in front of him.  

"Excellent work ladies.  All the targets were taken down at precisely the same time.  Each of you were in place and all of your alibis should back up each other.  This was the best coordinated attack I've ever seen executed...". Suddenly his voice faded as he realized one team member hadn't made it back.  Where was Jenna?  

His eyes scanned the path looking into the darkness.  He missed the whoosh of the arrow as it flew out of the woods straight into his heart.  As he lay gasping for his last breath, Jenna stood above him.  

" I waited for five long years for you to propose.  It was always some excuse.  Yes, we had plenty of time.  I suppose I should have known after all the correct response when someone says 'I love you' ISN'T 'Thank you'.  

I apologize for the error in the picture above.  These days I have to post from my tablet and after working for 45 minutes to fix it, I just left it.  I must say it feels good to be back participating in FFF again after a long hiatus.  I hit a dry spell with my writing and not much has been going on lately.  I'm once again looking for work, I am still talking with the WV guy and that is going well although our planned Valentine's meeting has been postponed.  I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!  Please check out the other entries at Advisor's place.  

P.S.  I just realized I forgot the required phrase.  Oh well as Ad says rules are meant to be broken.  Happy FFFriday!

Thursday, January 1, 2015


OK I don't make resolutions usually but I do resolve to be a better blogger this year.  My NYE kind of sucked actually.  I fucked up with the guy I've been "seeing."  It's in quotes because how can you see him when it's long distance.  Way to go me!   Way to start off the new year--by being bitchy and effing things up.  

I haven't written much lately.  I'm currently in the midst of yet another dry spell.  It's been a year filled with them.  Although there were some pretty good highlights too.  Interacting with other bloggers and the few remaining readers here has always been the biggest reason I write.  I miss the dialogue.  

I'm without a computer at home which is a big reason for the low production lately.  (Please excuse the typos...I have to write from my tablet and I can't see what I'm typing...very frustrating.).   I did want to drop in and say I've missed you all and that I wish you well and best wishes for the new year.  

I'm sure things will work out one way or the other with the long distance guy.  Either way whether we stay together or not.  That's the great thing about New Year's--it's a fresh start filled with potential.  Again Happy 2015 to you all.