Thursday, March 23, 2017

Random Thoughts Thursday

Can you believe Spring is here?
Well it is officially, regardless if it doesn’t fully feel like it in some parts of the country just yet. I can't believe how fast these weeks are flying by. It was also midweek yesterday and unofficially “hump day”; as it has been acknowledged weekly for years in most offices across this already great country.

Coincidentally, last week’s hump day was also International Women’s Day and I meant to publish then. However to be honest I choose not to for various reasons, including a primary one: I was shocked at the amount of controversy on social media around this day and related events. Not just on the to be expected political party divides, but on a more surprising women on women tone. There was so much negativity it would make anyone’s head spin
and therefore I chose to steer clear.

I will however state 3 thoughts regarding Women’s Day:

1. I personally found it incredibly ironic and sad that on that day, the Marine Corp found itself in the middle of the female Marines photo sharing scandal investigation. Unsatisfactory to say the least. Without going into it here, I give Commandant Neller credit for his honest responses and owning the fact that he did not have any immediate solutions. At least he didn’t deny it or or cast blame incorrectly. Which may not seem like much on the surface, but I think it says a lot.

2. As mentioned, I also found it ironic how so many women were attacking other women’s opinions and their individual right to or not to protest. This all seems counter-intuitive. Wasn't the point for women to support each other?

3. Women’s Rights are Basic Human Rights. Should be simple.

But this is not why you visit here; is it?

Do you really come here in order to catch up on the latest national/international political news and related controversies? I sure as hell hope not; because if you do, you will no doubt leave disappointed one way or another. If you want political thoughts go see Bogey at O.B.B. he seems to be making that a recurring theme at his blog.

Perhaps you simply come here for my sexist ways?
No doubt I would be accused of that and much worse by some women who were especially vocal last week on social media, if they ever visited here.

Actually, I am almost certain that most of you that come here voluntarily, come here as an escape; a temporary yet hopefully joyful distraction of entertaining stories and simplistic thoughts.

Regardless of outside opinions, I offer you the following 3 Random Thoughts today in 3 pictures:

1. Daylight Saving Time Adjustments - Because (A) I miss my all female team and (B) I could really do with delivering some office discipline right about now to some sleepy office assistant who forgot to set her alarm. Love these pictures and loved Rosaleen's take on "typical" story-lines.

2. The Beautiful Game - If you are new here, you may not know my relationship with soccer. If you’ve been around for awhile, well then you know and you’ll understand the following.

She is awesome AND in heels!
Enough said.
If you can’t appreciate this athlete, well…

3. Stories - Lastly, did you have a chance to read my recent revised story, Urban Safari?
Was it entertaining?
Or a
re you just anxiously awaiting the next chapter of our Polltaker Rebecca?

Speaking of Urban Safari, I must say I enjoyed writing the final scene in particular. I found it especially... what's the word? Entertaining and fun? Hot yet humorous? Humiliating yet erotic?

I don't know, you tell me; or did you not get it? Were my words not enough and you were in need of the added visual? If so, her struggle went something simialr to this:



  1. I can't do that to a soccer ball. She has a talent.
    Before my time, but I admire this dance of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
    She did every step he did, backwards and in heels.

    Thanks for the mention. Hope none of your readers are offended by my opinions.

  2. Bogey - Thanks for the video reference; that is where I was going with my appreciation of the soccer image.

    I have no doubt you offend plenty of my readers here, but since we share some same readers they no doubt are aware of your opinions and viewpoints already.



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