Friday, September 25, 2020

Fat Friday: Stress: It's a Killa


if I had to blame one factor for triggering my diabetes, it would be food insecurity. Decades of yo-yo dieting and being a member of the working class living paycheck to paycheck puts a lot of stress on one's body. 

Stress, not eating "bad food" or "eating too much" is something that I believe can trigger diabetes in people who have the genetic trigger for such. However, the solution is not to scold people to "just" relax, "just get a better job," "just eat healthier," "just exercise more," or whatever else they're "just" supposed to do. 

As many of us seem to agree, not everyone starts out with or has the same advantages in life. 

Fat and Ornery
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Catch The Rainbow

I promised myself I wouldn't fucking do this.

I made a pact with myself not to let my heart bleed out any more. It's an inconvenience and nobody really gives a fuck.

But damn...this song.

Ronnie James Dio has been gone for 10 years.

He was a big man in a little body. He treated his fans kindly. He was very humble despite his enormous talent. They don't make 'em like Ronnie anymore.

There's a saying that music was better when ugly people were making it.

Thing is, I don't see people ugly unless they act ugly.

Music was better when people who cared more about the music than the image were making it.

There's some good music out there today. Some people still get it.

But there will never be another Ronnie James Dio.

This album was released on New Years Day 1975. 

That was a hell of a good way to start the year.

I'm not trying to get nostalgic over a time that had its problems for sure. Anyway, today's technology means that I can still do some kinds of work despite being too disabled to do most kinds of work. But when you look at everything that's going on, I don't think I'm too far off the mark when I say that 1975 was a way better year than 2020. Things were looking up in 1975. In 2020, they're spiraling down the crapper.

I always have a tight feeling in my chest (no, I'm not having a heart attack) and I feel like there's a noose around my neck. I've been having dreams about nuclear attacks again. And to be honest, I ain't sure if it's ever gonna get better.

There, I've said it. Now I'll go back to my previous dead air setting.

Thanks for coming to my Ted Whinge.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Blow Your Stack Saturday: No

That moment when you share your heartfelt work and every one offers up pithy platitudes.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Tackle It Tuesday: Blogging With ADHD and Anxiety

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Having a brain that doesn't work the way brains "should" puts a person on a lonely road in this world when people are impatient and unwilling to understand. Which, to be honest, is most of the time. With posts like this one, I hope to foster tolerance and to encourage an attitude of helping people learn and grow rather than ostracizing those who don't fit the mold.

I'm not talking about trolls and spammers. They should be banished with extreme prejudice.

I'm talking about those bloggers who aren't "good" bloggers. The people who may not reply to comments right away and sometimes don't reply at all. The people whose participation in blog hops is irregular at best. The people who don't return visits or sometimes visit only a few people on the blog hop. 

These kinds of people tend to get labeled with epithets like "jerk" and other less kind names and are thought of as being rude and selfish. However, in my experience, most people whose "blogging etiquette" is not up to Emily Blog-Post's standards are not the bungholes of the blogging world, they are overwhelmed.

These guys actually are bungholes

I still struggle with the comments part of things. I'm pretty good about visiting all the blogs in the writers' blog hops (except for the IWSG--let's not go there), but sometimes it may take me a while to getting around to publishing comments, and, depending on my state of mind, I may not be able to reply to them. That isn't ideal, but I'm better than I used to be about it, and I probably will never be perfect. I could get drunk before replying to comments, but that wouldn't be pretty and it's not a good idea, so I think I won't employ that strategy.

I have ADHD, which means that I'm garbage with organizing things. However, one trick I've learned--very recently--is to prepare my posts ahead of time. I missed this month's MFRW Steam Hop because I'm disorganized and forgot about the sucker. 

To ensure that I'll be up to speed for future MFRW Steam hops, I've prescheduled my posts for October, November, and December. I can go back in and edit the posts as needed, and they will be there in my queue for this blog to remind me that I need to add my linky to the hop at the appropriate time.

Thus, the TL:DR for this post is:

Disorganized Wonders, schedule your posts ahead of time whenever possible. It will make your blogging experience easier.

Practically Perfect People, please try to be patient with those who seem to always be running behind and whose etiquette may not entirely align with yours. You don't know what challenges they may be dealing with. Don't curse them out or call them names like "dead weight" or "jerk." 

I'm in my fifties now and am just learning certain things that might have saved me a lot of misery if I'd caught on sooner. Nothing has come easily to me, and it didn't help that I had people calling me stupid, flaky, and selfish. We should try to build one another up rather than tearing each other down.

~Ornery Owl Has Declared It So~

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

FOAD Thursday: Fuck This Shit and That Shit

While writing an email to a friend, I realized that I'm still salty about the way I was treated by my teachers and my family with my ADHD (which I didn't know I had until just last year, but when I think about it, it's glaringly obvious.) I know we've learned a lot more about it in the past 25 or so years, but I wonder why people's first impulses are always to be shitty and kill people's creativity. Fuck a whole bunch of that, and fuck them.

Also, fuck Blogger for forcing everyone to have the new, horrible dashboard that sucks. Lucky for Blogger I hate Wordpress worse. Where the hell is the access to my photos on this blog, Blogger? Or the photos on my other blogs? That made life simple. But, oh nooo, we can't have that. Now I have to upload the photos in each post.

Fuck all of this shit.

The Owl is Ornery and Angry