Shakespeare Lore

So how is everyone doing today? I sometimes get caught up in the leaving tide of weird thoughts. During the prolonged minutes leading up to my slumber one night, somehow, I found myself thinking about Shakespeare – William of course. In years gone by, I remember reading somewhere that William Shakespeare knew about 30,000 words. That’s pretty darn impressive I do says. As I lie there flopping about on the mattress, I wondered how they knew this? Then I deduced that the powers that be must have logically come about this figure based on his published works and the words included therein. Open and closed case. Or is it?

May the Fifth Be With You

Hello and Happy Cinco de Tuesday! For all the Star Wars people with hangovers from yesterday, I shall try not to shout in ALL CAPS. Sorry, just had to show a for example moment instance.

Desktop Picture Purge – April 2020

Every so often I need to clean up my laptop desktop area. In doing so I tend to notice quite a bit has accumulated there. For your review and judgement, I present the most recent weeks worth of clutter. Enjoy. Stay safe out there.

Peace. <<04-22-2020>>

Cabin in the Woods Challenge for $$$

Good afternoon! Welcome to my blog. For reasons unknown, my brain woke me up in the middle of the night last night. After bouncing around some other trivial topics, it locked onto this meme I have seen on Facebook about a dozen times. The meme shows a nice-looking log cabin surrounded by trees or adjacent to a lake surrounded by trees with the caption:

Could you stay here for one month with no phone or internet for $100,000?

It’s been one week…

That old song by Barenaked Ladies from their Stunt album released in 1998 is running through my head today as I note the one week mark since I was laid off from my job. In some ways the week went very fast and in others…it was painfully slow.

Things I’ve accomplished over the last seven days whilst being confined (mostly) to the home quarters:

  • Showered and put on deodorant daily
  • Vacuumed (once – still counts!)
  • Washed dishes (more than once!)
  • Put on a dress shirt (twice) for video job interviews
  • Sketched and painted a picture for the first time in five years
  • Posted on my blog
  • Ate a healthy breakfast each day (not necessarily in the morning time)

One thing I have learned from my time off is that I need to go back to work soon. Why? Because if I go too much longer here unsupervised, I will gain a significant amount of weight which will require that I purchase new work clothes. Additionally, I am finding waaaaay too many things that I ‘need‘ on Amazon.com and ebay.com in varying genres.

Hopefully everyone is using this time to catch up on the Chuck & Dave Podcast hosted on Soundcloud under The Freak Show Podcast site.

Everyone stay safe, sane and sanitary out there!

Peace. <<04-10-2020>>

Covid-19 Timestop

So over the years of doing my blog, I have sometimes chirped in on trending topics or important occurrences. With the Election Year ‘lockdown’ of 2020 for the Corona virus, how could I not at least put down a bread crumb marker for later? Hopefully the events and tragedies surrounding this version of the virus (Covid-19) are a one-time, once in a lifetime happening. Obviously for those who lost their lives to the virus, it will be but for the rest of us let’s hope to never see this kind of sadness and selfishness again.

Going Viral Down A Spiral

This is how the mighty human dynasty ends…behind a fortress of toilet paper rolls. Our defenses weakly fortified with catapults loaded with sanitized goo? Social media is causing the masses to yip and bolt like my cat Sadie when the house creaks unexpectedly. Oh how the mighty have fallen.

Refined Blog or Lazy Podcast?

Hello! I hope your February is going a lot better than my month and year is so far.

In my Freak Show Podcast this morning I acknowledged that I have been super lazy on the blog front here in recent weeks; whereas on the podcast side I have been fairly consistent. The reason? It’s so much easier to talk in free form and just roll with your thoughts. On the blog side there is more editing and sifting the finer points of the topic. The finished product for my blog most times I think is superior to my podcast (you don’t have to listen to my voice for starters).

But like most people, I take the shortcuts where I can and that means that the content for my blog isn’t as full this year in relation to my ever-expanding podcast universe on Soundcloud. Here at my blog I use WordPress and I’m fairly pleased with the free set up. I don’t include a ton of photos or videos so I don’t come close to touching their data limits. Plus I get to see the worldwide stats for my specific posts (regardless of post age) and I like that a lot.

For those that frequent this site or those other social media hubs with the intent to read or listen to my offerings, I thank you. I forever try to do better. Coming up, I will probably post a few sports related pieces here soon as we are on the cusp of another baseball season (hellulujeah!).

Everyone have a great week and please check back soon or hit me up with topics you liked or would like my two cents worth on…

Peace.

— 02/27/2020 –

Cooking Up Stress

So new year and new stuff. As it is currently winter in this hemisphere, the weather is cold and mostly forbidding to be outside although not as harsh as some years. For most winters I tend to spend quite a bit of time inside…and eating. This year is no different. The scale reading of my weight in Earth pounds backs up this claim most egregiously.

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Day 365 – 2019 Edition

Hello! Thank you for dropping in on my tiny slice of cyber-where. This will be my final blog post…this year. I’ve included some rando pictures of silly stuffs. I anticipate much will change in 2020…and some things will not. What will those changes look like, it’s hard to say at the moment. But like most things in life, you can jump into the surf and wade out to meet them or just wait on the shore to see if the repercussions will be impactful.

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April 2018 and October 2019

Good day and thank you for reading at least this post…if not more? 😀

Activity-wise, in June 2019 I posted six times and that has been one of my more busy posting months. Since then, a span of 121 days (through today), I have posted less than a half dozen times. It is not for a lack of wanting to that is for sure. There have been at least two dozen times where I had an idea or partially formed concept flash across my brain only to have it wither on the imaginary vine and eventually blow away like smoke into the creative mist. Drats!

Often times I include a riddle in my post titles to try to see if my readers can step through some logically illogical process to determine the genesis of my idea/inspiration. Today’s title along with it’s flavoring comes to me/you/us by the way of statistics.

The last time (month) I had this many visitors/readers to my blog was in April 2018. That’s like 18 months ago! In that particular month I posted six times. So far this month, before today, I had posted zero times. For the entire year of 2018 I posted 108 times! In the first six months of this year (prior to my heart attack in early July), I had only posted 19 times. With the year quickly draining away, there is minimal chance that I will be able to eclipse the 100 post threshold. If you would have asked me at the beginning of the year if I could’ve surpassed 100 posts for the year, I would have said it would be a cake walk. Alas, as we sit here today – no dice.

Just for giggles, let me throw out a few other silly numbers. My lowest monthly total of visitors/readers occurred in November 2014 (71). Inversely, my highest number of monthly visitors/readers happened in August 2016 (529). In my first year blogging (2013), I had a total of 333 views. I expect to eclipse that number for the month of October alone by noon tomorrow. But we shall see.

Everyone who comes here and scrolls through my posts and stays for a read or two – I thank you! Have a great last few days here in October!

Peace.
<<10-29-2019>>

F*R*I*E*N*D*S: The One With The Job

Hello!

For those of you who read my blog from time to time, you may recall I applied once to become a contributor to Cards Against Humanity. Alas I was not selected to join their twisted ranks. But undaunted I once again hop into the fray! This time I have applied to become a paid FRIENDS binge watcher! I already watch the show during the week at work and at home for free so why not try to make a little $$$ in the process? BING! Below is the link to the job application and under that is my response to the mandatory essay question they asked. Hope you find it intriguing or maybe at least logical. Enjoy.

https://www.frontierbundles.com/friends-dream-job

Adulting with softball crossover (HIPPA release included)

Today marks 32 days since I had my ill-timed heart attack in Sherwood, Arkansas (is there really a good time to have a heart attack?). Furthermore, it has been thirty days from my hospital release date. In many ways it seems like a long time since then and in the same vein it feels like only yesterday. Sometimes, depending on how a fall asleep, I wake up and feel like the IV’s are still in the crook of each arm but then I move and the sensation dissipates. Starting with the moment I was lifted up into that ambulance, then continuing through coming back home and meeting with the local doctors (cardiologists, thyroid doctors, etc.), I have intently listened to what they have told me I need to do. In the context of their medical recommendations and strategies to put me on the path to returning to normalcy, I have also been doing some figurative cosmic math. Continue reading “Adulting with softball crossover (HIPPA release included)”