Embarrassing Humor

Pre-pandemic, I was part of the Connection Team at my church, for which I greeted people at the door or stood at the welcome center. It was an enjoyable part of my Sunday morning as it allowed me to meet new people or chit-chat with a few of the regulars. Once the pandemic hit, this duty went away and I have been attending church on-line ever since. About two months ago, I was given the opportunity to be an onlineRead more

A Stimulating Face Palm

I was emailing back and forth with a peer on Tuesday. Peer congratulated me on a work-related accomplishment and then asked if I got “the $5,000 check yet.” (She was referring to the latest stupid plan to help people who are struggling financially in the U.S. by allowing them to take a loan of $5,000 from their future Social Security payments. I’m not going to discuss my opinion of this stupid plan here, as this is only an explanation ofRead more

Public Service Announcement

To those individuals who continue to defy the practice of social distancing by having house parties, congregating on beaches and in parks, walking en masse down the street, escaping a quarantined state by traveling to a non-quarantined state, and other similar behavior, I bring you this public service announcement: “COVID-19 kills, being bored at home does not.” There is also some thought that stupidity kills. If true, there is not a vaccine for this, so please wash your hands, STAYRead more

And the moral of the story is…

“No, no, no, no, noooo!!!” This is the highly upset one-liner that I loudly whispered on Monday when, after spending an hour creating a fantastic post for today, it disappeared. Gone. Gone forever. I know I saved it. I remember saving it. Where did it go? Did my uncoordinated fingers betray me again? Is WordPress messing with me? I have no idea where it went and, no, I did not type and save it in a Word document first. IRead more

“Gee, that was stupid!”

“The words we use for ourselves and others have weight.” So said one of the worship team members a couple of Sundays ago. It’s a call for us to respect ourselves and others in what comes out of our mouth. To not call ourselves, spouses, friends, or family bad names. To grant peace to our neighbors and our negative thoughts. To verbalize love and acceptance to self and the human community. Overcoming religious, political, economic and ethnic differences when weRead more

SOCs: Short

This is a short poem Nope, it’s not about foam or a dome It’s about a poem I don’t know what else rhymes with poem Oh yeah…home I’m home now, writing a poem “It’s stupid,” I moan This is supposed to be about short, so I shall shut up and abort. The end. This undersized post is being brought to you by Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday or SOCs. Click HERE to see other SOCs posts of the dayRead more

A Cat’s Walls

Weekly Photo Challenge: WALL While the human stands on her patio deck, the cat is surrounded by avocado walls of a bedroom and a massive stretch of glass. It is no fair that these walls hold him in…no fair that he is not outside to enjoy space void of walls and to curl himself around the human. Walls are stupid, says the cat. The human gives him a knowing smile. The walls will be smart when it rains or snows or is frigidRead more

You’re So Stupid!

  You’re so stupid! That’s what I say to myself on occasion. Monday morning was one of those occasions. I was two miles down the road when I realized I had left paperwork and mail sitting on the desk, back at the office. I had a large cup of coffee, purse, banana and protein bar in the vehicle, but not the paperwork I would need for the job at hand at another office. The vehicle turned around while I verbally slammed myself. “Mary, youRead more