A Whiny Little Bitch

E53E334A-7D6B-47E7-8299-FD6A8BEB2CCBYou may recall that I posted on Sunday that Donald Trump expressed an interest in purchasing Greenland from Denmark and how Greenland resoundingly rebuffed Trump’s landmass grab-ass desires and said no way.

Well, Baby Donald has now abruptly canceled a planned meeting early next month with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, saying there was no point to the trip after Frederiksen called the idea that the U.S. might buy Greenland from Denmark “absurd.” She also wittily said that there would be “no Copen-haggling” about it.

Like the spoiled brat that he is, Trump said that, “based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time.”

Bill Maher is right. Donald Trump, the current President of the United States, is a whiny little bitch.

The Sound of Silence

FC286FBC-5D5B-41E3-9599-70E1C1C87C65“Your idea to step away from our desks and to get away from the contentious political environment at the office for the afternoon was brilliant,” Nancy said, as she took a big drag off of the joint that her coworker and best friend, Anita, handed her.

“Thanks, Nancy,” Anita said. “I was getting so agitated at work with all of the nonsense that’s been going on there lately that I actually made an obscene gesture at my boss, and you know that’s so not me.”

“You really flipped the bird at old man Dickerson?” Nancy said. “That’s hysterical.”

“Oh yeah,” Anita said. “That lecherous fucker is the gift that keeps on giving,” she added, sarcastically.

“Well, just relax and let the pot help you to forget about the chaos and lunacy that assault our senses and our sensibilities day in and day out,” Nancy said.

“But I can still here the infernal sound of traffic on the interstate from here,” Anita said.

“Let’s lie down over there on the grassy knoll over there,” Nancy said, pointing to a small clearing just on the other side of a glade of trees. Once they were lying next to each other in the grass, they each took another hit and Nancy said, “Close your eyes, plug your ears with your fingers, and clear your mind.”

“Ah, the sound of silence,” Anita said.

Then both women spontaneously began to sing, “Hello darkness, my old friend….”

Written for this week’s Photo Challenge from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Photo credit: Jovana Rikalo. Also for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (desk), Your Daily Word Prompt (contentious), Ragtag Daily Prompt (agitate), Word of the Day Challenge (gesture), Daily Addictions (gift), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (plug).

I Was Not Nominated and I Will Not Run

…From These Questions

DFC224F5-CCE0-4C7C-A354-C2F80546A733Di, at Pensitivity101 was nominated. And so was Kristian, at Tales From the Mind of Kristian, were. Yes, both of these magnificent bloggers were nominated for the coveted Mystery Blogger Award. And both dutifully came up with their own questions. But rather than specifically nominating other bloggers to answer the questions, they opened them up to any blogger who read their posts and wanted to take on their questions on. And I’m down with that.

So here are Di’s questions:

Are you an only child? If so, do you wish you had siblings? If not, do you wish you were?

I am not an only child, but I was kind of raised like one because I was the baby of the family and my two older siblings were a lot older than me — one 15 years older and the other nine years older.

Do you do your main shopping on the internet?

I do almost all of my shopping online, except for groceries and prescriptions.

What kind of vehicle do your drive?

A 2012 Mini Cooper Countryman

If you were a color, what would that be?

Fifty shades of gray.

How many awards has your blog been nominate for?

I have no idea.

And here are Kristian’s questions:

If you were offered £/$100,000 to sleep in a haunted house, would you? How would you cope?

Sure. I don’t believe in ghosts, so why not?

What was your favorite show as a kid?

“Make Room for Daddy” with Danny Thomas. 

Do you have any weird habits?

Define “weird.”

If money didn’t matter, what would you do with your life

Never ending travel. 

What is your favorite thing about yourself?

My greatest asset is my incredible humility.

Share Your World — Better Late Than Never


Whoa! Somehow I missed Melanie’s Share Your World post yesterday. Well, better late than never, I suppose.

What would be your solution to the over-population of the earth? Earth has finite resources and humanity seems to be breeding themselves to extinction. Some countries have tried restricting the number of children a couple or a person can have, with little success. So what other viable options are there for reducing the number of people?

I’m not to worried about overpopulation. Given that nobody in a position to do anything about addressing the effects of climate change is doing anything to address climate change, I figure that our planet will be uninhabitable by the end of this century and that human life will cease to exist. Boom, overpopulation problem solved.

What’s invisible but you wish people could see?

Who people really are behind the masks they wear.

What’s the most ridiculous fact you know?

The most ridiculous fact I know is that Donald Trump is actually the President of the United States.

What are the unwritten rules of where you work? If you don’t work (retired or unemployed) what are the unwritten rules you live your life by?

I am retired, and other than paying taxes, paying my bills, going grocery shopping, and looking after our dog and cat, there are no rules, written or unwritten.

How do you feel about putting pineapple on pizza?

The same way I feel about a eating a pastrami sandwich on white bread with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise. For god’s sake, don’t do it.

Toilet paper, over or under?


What’s the best type of cheese?

Cowgirl Creamery Mt Tam cheese. Mmm.56219A12-222C-49C9-B2E9-7C271B07F98C

Gratitude Question

I’m grateful that I heard back from Akismet about the issue with my comments on other bloggers’ posts going into their spam folder. The reply said, “I’ve made some adjustments that should fix this for your spam problem moving forward.”

Please, folks, let me know if any of my comments are still ending up in your spam folders.

Twittering Tales — The Perimeter

B01A02E3-9B69-4E43-9613-25013F404CF8Jimmy preferred to sleep during the day and walk around the perimeter of the habitat at night. That way, he was mostly on his own and rarely encountered the other inhabitants.

Most important, he wouldn’t be on display for his captors peering at him through the large oval windows.

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Written for this week’s Twittering Tales prompt from Kat Myrman. Photo credit: Felipe Ribeiro at Pexels.com.