A 10-post collection

Friday - Day One - Bread Day

This morning I fell for a troll, fed my starters, and measured out the stuff to make bread with. I have confirmation that the ducks are marching towards a final destination of getting Miss Chaos on the NDIS. I have made The Bikkie and am eating chunks of it as hunger nibbles at me.

I have yet to take my coffee and pills, but all in all, it's not bad for being awake since 3AM. I'll take the positive. The thing I wrote because of the troll is staying up, but I've added a fact check to the end of it all.

::mutters:: stoopid firkin trolls...

There are some things I will never understand, and one of those is the inclination for people to stir trouble just for the notice they get. Wouldn't it be better to get noticed for the good stuff or improving the world? Ah, but stirring shit is easier...

Anyway. I am making bread because the freezer is down to one pre-sliced loaf, which I need to shove to the left so the oldest gets grabbed first.

I have a system, okay?

In the Headlines:

  • Muppet leaks interview with 60 Minutes to highlight the "bias" in the same
  • Rich golfer supports the Muppet, huge shocker 9_9
  • Melania conspicuous by her absence from the Muppet's ongoing campaign, citing a "lingering cough"
  • ScoMo forced to backtrack from saying, "If you're good at your job, you'll get a job"
  • Woman missing for twelve days in a park in the US was found in almost miraculous health, suspicion arises that she may have faked the event for fame and attention
  • Spring weather is looking to get worse as the east coast is expecting the mother of all storms to hit
  • Melbourne man had to hang on to a tiger snake for half an hour until the professionals arrived

I've averaged close to two hundred words a day in KOSBOB this week and should soon be hitting the goal of 120K words. It's going to be a while all the same.

Onwards. I live. I learn. I go on in the way I would like the world to be shaped.

Thursday already?

Like Arthur Dent, I can't quite get the hang of Thursdays. They sneak up on me and surprise me with things like - impending Fridays.

It isn't a Gaming Night, but it is a Cleaning Day. On top of that, I have self-imposed goals like my novel, the Instant, the flash fanfic, learning Java, and doing something for one of my other side projects...

I've decided to split my HAM on days of X. Like today, my X is unriddling how boxes

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Sneezin', Sneezin', Sneezin'...

Well, it's better than the wheezing, I guess. Probably a lot better. But it sure as shit doesn't feel that way when you're going through an entire box of tissues inside of 48 hours. Which is probably close to what I'm doing.

I barely remembered to do the Patreon stuff, yesterday. I have to cook up something for Wordpress Wednesday before bedtime. That's going to be fun.

I have some ideas from last week I could consider. I could do a piece

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Challenge #02046-E222: Mundane Profundity

For these are the hidden gems of the time known as the shitpost era of the Internet, and are now treated in our spacefaring days, as they treated their own classical texts of Shakespeare and Marlowe. -- Anon Guest

It was a cross-stitch sampler in a frame, and it had profound words carefully sewn into the underlying fabric. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are. Next to

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In a few days

It took me a few days to finish off 2017's year of Instants. In a few days, I'll have finished checking and compiling it for publication. In a few days, I'll be wanting to see some double prompts from you, my dear readers.

If I'm ahead this year, then I can relax about getting behind in this year. It shouldn't matter, but it does and I want the Year of Instants to match the Year in Reality for reasons that I can't

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Challenge #01746-D285: Why Not Have Both?

Don't be eye candy, be soul food. -- Anon Guest

After the Hunger War, things were relatively quiet. Never too quiet, because despite the differences that were buried to literally fight for life, people liked to remember a grudge or three. The Bureaux of Balance went public and attempted to help keep a lid on things.

And despite semi-retirement, it wasn't that much of a shock to see living legends turn up in situations loaded with strife. Well. Technically three living legends,

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So riddle me this:

I’ve been checking both my Smashwords account and my Adventure Map¬†download area like some kind of zealot.

Okay. More or less daily.


Why am I more excited about people downloading the map than people downloading my books?

Is it because the map has a larger total of downloaders than my books? Or is it because I’m sabotaging myself somehow?

Or is it because my best-beloved more or less forced me to publish or perish with my

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Dawn breaks...

Not literally. No. This is a metaphorical dawn. A dawn in the mind.

Followers of my ramblings - the ones who aren’t bots - will know I recently discovered the anti-joy of having a spur in my heel.

It’s painful to walk, most of the time. So I have gained a new appreciation of being able to walk without pain.

And last night… I cooked a meal for the first time in four fargnaxing weeks.

It was

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Take good from the bad

The dog got out of the yard. I don’t know how. What I do know is that when I discovered the resultant mess, Chaos was out of the yard chatting with the Neighbour Who Loves to Complain™ and both Mayhem and the hound were nowhere to be seen.

I got Tessa inside and at least got a direction to look out of him. That was almost all the helpful he was. Only after I’d gone running up

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