The wandering conversation thread. A place for forum nonsense, neverending nonsense, and other vacuous nonsense. Proud of something you did? Say it here. An observation about life? Say it here. A lament? Say it here. Fond of HubPages? Say it here. Looking forward to something? Say it here. Happy about something? Say it here. Philosophical comment? Say it here. Cat pregnant? Say it here. Dog taking a nap? Say it here. I'll start.
Got up before 5:00 AM.
Having fun with the new camera.
Goals are an iterative process.
I wonder if I'll ever write a new hub.
Inspired about getting things done.
The cat is not pregnant.
I have 4 hubs being written right now. They all are around 75% done and all involve 2-3 books of research which I am reading each and every book. My brain feels exhausted. On a good note though, I am not in classes until the 19th so I actually have time to write hubs. It feels gewd.
My cats are boys so not pregnant.
And I am at work, writing hubs and reading. Sometimes I wonder what it is I do here? Then a hard, busy day happens and I remember pretty quickly.
I had surgery on Thursday. I'm doing good but taking things slow this weekend.
Glad to be home. Hospitals are boring.
Speedy recovery to you! I hate hospitals they all smell funny - every single one has this same strange chemical odor that I find overpowering. That on top of the boredom factor would definitely make me appreciate home more.
Woke up entirely too early. I have to rewire my old money pit of a house on Sunday so my nerves are shot. We had a short two days ago and images of house fires dancing in my head while trying to sleep are most unpleasant.
To take my mind off it, I am enjoying some digital art in Photoshop today. Being creative is a great stress reducer.
Stupid cat got out yesterday in all the ruckus of people going in and out checking wires etc. and I can't find her. I hope she does not come back pregnant. She never escapes, so this was highly unusual. If she comes back pregnant I may suffer a nervous breakdown. I have six cats in this house already due to taking in "dumpees", and I don't want more. We neutered the males, but because she never goes outside, thought we would save a few bucks.
On a positive note, I have been creating a new site and preparing to sell my digital art. That has kind of refueled my enthusiasm Writing for clients was starting to bore me and I needed a new challenge for awhile. Looking forward to doing a couple of shows this fall too!
That sucks! I know the feel there. We had our water heater bust while we were sleeping and it flooded our room that contains our book shelves and computers. Luckily we woke up early and were able to get most of it out. Some books were damaged though. The amount of shit that can just happen is really bogus sometimes! lol. Good luck on your new adventure! Hope it works out for you!
Working today monitoring a consultant's progress on a project and trying to get in a little hubbing between crises.
The year's best supermoon and the Perseid Meteor Shower are both happening this weekend. If I happen to be up after dark or before dawn, pictures and video may be made.
Will the brightness of the full moon make it difficult to view the Perseids though?
My son is getting married today. With the wedding it will be a big Saturday for us. He's marrying a wonderful girl. I'm proud of both of them.
BULLETIN! HP FORUMS ARE DOOMED...
I finally figured out how to make the camera and the computer make nice with each other. You know what that means...
It was important to me that the very first picture the camera took be a good karma pic. Here it is for internet and historical posterity.
Actually, be not afraid. Any future pictures I may post will be interesting to others and not jut me.
And I got to figure out how to get rid of the date/time stamp; I stumbled across that menu option once already, but now I've lost it. And then there's that focus thing...
As for the camera and the computer making nice regarding videos, that adventure is still in progress. Either way, the forums will be spared that particular endeavor. Can't say the same as to what I would do to a video hub though...
I've been up since 5:00 a.m and thinking about cars when I rode past a white Whitestar LX that really was totally awesome. I was looking for a car b/c I'm going to need one for my new lifestyle (hummmmm you might say) and checked it out. Don't know though if pp like knowing about cars. I read an article today about the stars and how they relate to the zodiac signs. I wondered why the hubber (didn't write down his name) wrote such small content as I was more interested about the relationship. Oh...he did mention a book to read if more interested. Interesting day though.
Got up a bit earlier than usual; had to go to post office, and our branch closes at noon.
Got home, a bit scatter-brained from the disruption of my normal routine.
Managed to make chocolate-flavored water with creamer, for my weekend mocha, by forgetting to put the coffee in the brew basket... agghhh...
Had plans to get things done, but ended up being pretty much of a total slacker today. But it was fun.
Loving the return of the appropriate score for you. Keep up the updates.
Congratulations Paradigm for your 96 score. It is well deserved.
My Saturday involved taking kids to visit grandparents to boast about their latest holiday, which we just returned from. I was up at 6am trying to finish my Peruvian guinea pig hub, then out until 9pm, returning home to hub and some business work. Almost fell asleep about 4 times today. Really need a rest - the holiday was work (2 kids and me).....not really keen on returning to day job on Monday...but will put on a happy face.
Sorry for typos.... Typing this on a phone in Atlanta airport (my kids and I), waiting for a standby flight that we aren't going to get seats on.
Left my house in Montana yesterday at almost 10.... Late for our stand by flight to salt lake-atlanta-roanoke to pick up our "new" car (recent hub- crazy frugal car story) because my teenager took too long feeding the ducks (couple hubs on them recently, too--not trying to spam here, just recently wrote about them). Eight available seats turned into 2---we needed 3.
Had huge amount of luggage (car camping our way home (also explained in hub, I think?)), which I could barely get into line. Got out ID. Lost ID. Checked in... Flight delayed, which opened up enough seats, but meant we could only make it as far as salt lake or Atlanta that day. Finally found ID in ticketing area.... It got kicked into a weird spot. Waited 3 hours for flight with my two kids.
Made it to salt lake, barely got seats to Atlanta. (Our standby benefits are also in some of my hubs, Hawaii and mishaps ones---didn't realize how much side-explanations this would need).
Landed in Atlanta, then had more than a half hour of password snafus (replaced my shattered cell phone the previous day, still setting it up) trying to get a hotel while hotels were all filling up.
Got a room, found shuttles, crazy horrible mob scene to fight for shuttles, plus people were stressed because lots of hotels were full by then. Didn't check in until after 1am. Let kids sleep in a little bit more than I should have, got down for breakfast, in time for shuttle but we aren't pushy enough, so we didn't get on. Another later passenger chased it down banding on window. Half hour till next shuttle so we were sweating it. Driver got back early and got permission to take us "early".
Super fast security line, fast tram ride, at gate with potent of time. No seats, but we had to try anyway, anything can happen (the salt lake flight filled up yesterday while we were in the air...but 3 seats opened back up at the last second, for example).
Standby list online said 4 standby passengers, with us first on list. What they really meant was 12 on the list with us last. Atlanta is known as a bit of a black hole for standby travel, but we didn't really have a different choice.
So, no seats on 9 am flight, next 3 look really bad. 830 pm flight looks possible. Wish us luck, though, as it would be great to NOTsit in the airport all day, and keep my in-laws guessing as to when the will be driving an hour to Roanoke to pick us up.
Are we still allowed to use this thread today or does it become dormant for a week?
Oops sorry... Today still feels like part of Saturday... New here and didn't think about it not being Saturday really anymore
I should have named this thread, The Conversation Thread. Oh, well. However, somewhere in the universe it is always Saturday. Party on.
haha, sorry. I wasn't talking about you... I was just making a joke.
I know. So, how's the religion forums treating you?
Well then it's extra funny to me.... We are basically hitting hour twenty four of this 'flight' so now it's starting to feel like Sunday.
Well, it is now Sunday....but that matters not to me. When you're retired, every day is "Saturday.".......
Yeah, I just stopped by to gloat amongst the work force. Don't deny me my tiny bit of fun! I did earn it after all......
Yes, when one retires, everyday is either Saturday or Sunday, especially if it is a well earmed and well invested retirement. However, for those who were forced into retirement, it is a different world for these people. To them, each day can be quite unnerving, feeling as if they have no value at all. It is even worse for those who retired without any sufficient savings or investments. One can SAY that "life" for these retirees can be socioeconomic hell or near it.
My husband's g'ma was a widow since the 50s. She had 5 kids... Poor, most might say. She owned a home in Fl. Her family filled her house constantly. She was well loved. She filled her table with food and accepted every one who came thru her doors. She went to church every Sun. and actually worked on her own roof when she was 85... not that anyone would have let her had they known... she was just independent and hard working. She died at the age of 97 having lived a good life... a life to be proud of.
My own g-mothers have similar stories... one is still alive and will be 100 this Dec. She was an English teacher and her husband died of a heart attack 45 years ago. She also had nothing much to live on, just enough... Sometimes just enough is better than riches.
I would rather have the love of my family than riches. It depends on where your heart lies.
Sed-me......Congratulations to you for being so wise at such a young age. I am very impressed by the heartwarming stories you have shared. What you say is very true.......Never...In a MILLION years.......for MULTI-MILLIONS of $$$...would I even entertain the thought of trading my wonderful, life, precious family or devoted friends in. Wealth, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.....and I have an overabundance of both surrounding me.
I would adopt you!!
There's NOTHING wrong with riches. Riches guarantees one a life without constant worry and struggles. Riches provide food, a roof over one's head, and a higher standard of living. Give me the riches anytime. At least with riches, one has SECURITY! Riches also afford one myriad choices in life. One can travel, obtain the best in health/medical/dental care, eat the most nutritious foods, having higher quality/grade of food, affording the VERY BEST education for one's child or children. Having wealth affords one opportunities that being poor DOESN'T, when WILL people see this?!
And conversely, there's nothing wrong with living modestly.
Three meals a day, enough to pay the bills... contentment with one's situation, no matter what the situation, is great gain.
But this is the Saturday thread, right?
What were your plans this weekend GM?
Thank you for that and to others for the posts before it.... What a timely turn for this conversation. I had to leave my career behind.. Lyme disease took my life in many ways and gave it back in others.
I was almost forced into disability, took it through the federal discrimination EEO process, got my job back, finally found out it was Lyme disease, got treatment but worked the whole time, relapsed, and left my job this spring.
It is a whole lot different deciding to leave than being forced. Still a challenge letting go of a career that defined me.
Our grandmothers were defined by better things. So I love this. I plan to recover and retire from something.... But this a chance to get a real life back in the mean time.
Love where this discussion lead.
You have a long life left, God willing. Live it to the fullest. Make wonderful memories. You hit a terrible bump in the road, but it doesn't have to define the rest of your life. Blessings!
Oh so true, Beth.....I'd probably sell my soul for someone to refer to me as "young."...well OK, maybe not my soul.....but whatever I have in my purse!! LOL
I was going to go to Macys and window shop, then go to my favorite bookstore, Strands and browse. Right now, I am a little sleepy and am watching A Haunting on youtube. Just love the spooky and paranormal!
PS. Congratulations on your very high score. Your hubs show the reason with great quality. I know you worked diligently to update them. Scores are rising for improvement of hubs for quite a few hubbers. I know there are changes we don't understand. I hope we hear something soon
My sister stayed overnight with me on Sunday. She's just moved back to California from Virginia. LOVES being in SoCal, but misses her bf. Our relationship is turning around totally for the better. We went to see "Begin Again," which I highly recommend, especially if you like music and/or performing. It was a great day yesterday!
Summer Saturdays, oh how nice.
Summer Saturdays, oh how relaxing.
Go to the beach and have some crab cake, corn, and potato salad while doing a mad salsa.
Then go to the Bronx Zoo and look at the beautiful, sinuous snakes.
Oh the day is half gone, well, go to City Island and relax.
It is NOW evening, not yet night. Full of vigor.
Time to head to Greenwich Village to take in the sights and maybe stop by Strands for a leisurely stroll.
It is now 10:30 p.m. should I go home or not.....no, going to Veselka for some nice Ukrainian cuisine and walk around...
Ah, summer Saturdays in New York, nothin' like it at all.
You know how when you're emptying the dryer without a laundry basket and you attempt to carry the load in your arms like a newborn baby? If it's a load of whites, one sock will always fall along your route, you carefully bend over to retrieve it, only to have two more socks fall from the collective, and so on, and so forth. That really grinds my gears. Ta-da!
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