Just a Thought

It had never occurred to him until now that a hero would sleep on the ground.
—Lloyd Alexander/The Book of Three

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parking lot exotic

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Just a Thought

I have dreamed of that song, of the strange words to that simple rhyme-song, and on several occasions I have understood what she was saying, in my dreams. In those dreams I spoke that language too, the first language, and I had dominion of the nature of all that was real. In my dream it was the tongue of what is, and anything spoken in it becomes real, because nothing said in that language can be a lie.
—Neil Gaiman/The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

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drama e’ry day

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I’ve worked in customer service a long long time.

I’m tired.

Tired of being nice, of smiling and nodding, of caring about everyone’s problem before caring about my own.

Years ago I worked with a really good friend at a call center and she said that there was drama every day at a call center, so all call centers were dromedaries. Another good friend that works where I am now, in another call center, drew me some cubicle camels for me to enjoy. It makes me very happy to have fun and silly people in my life and at my workplace. It makes me very happy to be able to help people. It makes me very happy to be doing something now that is paying me well enough that I can pay 65% of my bills without any panic.

But I’m tired.

I’m tired and unsure and unclear what I need to do next, if anything. Maybe this is it. Maybe my legacy for the world is just training and monitoring quality and nothing else. I mean, I am aware that my wonderful son is my real legacy in the whole something is living on beyond my death kind of way. My son is amazing, but a lot of what is great about him comes from him and some from his father. But, sometimes, I wonder if I can do something that only I can take credit for and have people continue to care about what I’ve created after I’m dead and gone.

I want the whole idea of a simple life to be enough, and that the simple life I’ve led can be enough for me.

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Just a Thought

What is law? Is it what is on the books, or what is actually enacted and obeyed in a society? Or is a law what must be enacted and obeyed, whether or not it is on the books, if things are to go right?
—Bernard Schlink/The Reader

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trying

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In August I started a brand new journal that is very cool, covered in little tiny books that all have girl in the title (The Girl Who Lost Things, Two Girls and a Secret, A Ripping Girl) and is lined.

I wanted to start a bullet journal and continue keeping my regular journal and have an art journal…because why do one thing well when I can do three things moderately okay?  Anyway, I decided to just go with one place for all of these things.

This is my first art journal item in the new journal, and the bullet journal stuff is already an evolving prospect. I put together a grid and some to do lists and I already have ideas for other stuff and how I want it to look.

Basically, I’m just trying right now.

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Just a Thought

I always had the feeling that no one understood me anyway, that no one knew who I was and what made me do this or that. And you know, when no one understands you, then no one can call you to account.
—Bernard Schlink/The Reader

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more deadpool punnage

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Just a Thought

The best way to get kidnapped is to be a beautiful nymphomaniac with rich and loving parents. Don’t have time to cultivate a sex addiction and/or a loving relationship with your parents? No worries. You can always go to Mexico, the second most Kidnap Krazy nation on Earth.
—Steve Hely & Vali Chandrasekaran/The Ridiculous Race

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pangolin, motivated melon, and another deadpool pun

Outgoing 08/03/18 #postcards #wedgehead #katieabeydesign

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