TMP — First World Peeve

Every Monday, Paula Light, with her The Monday Peeve prompt, gives us an opportunity to vent or rant about something that pisses us off. My peeve today is definitely a first world peeve. It’s basically that I have lost patience with weekly TV series. Especially when there is a continuing story that spans multiple episodes.

For TV shows, other than those where each episode stands alone, I prefer to binge-watch such shows, especially dramas. If a week goes by between the last episode and the next episode, I have often forgotten what happened in the previous week’s episode. Maybe it’s that at my age, my mind has become like a sieve, but I often ask my wife when the new episode becomes available, “Wait, what happened last week?” She doesn’t remember either.

That’s one of the reasons I like Netflix. Generally, when it releases a multi-episode series, it releases all episodes on the same day. So I can binge-watch the entire season of the show, and depending upon how many episodes there are, I can watch them all, one right after the other, over just a few days to a week. And if it’s a show with multiple seasons, it can keep us going for two or three weeks.

But even Netflix sometimes splits a season. For example, the first half of season four, the final season of “Ozark,” was released this past January 21st, but the second half of season four wasn’t released until April 29th, more than three months later. My wife and I had watch the last few episodes of the first half of season four to refresh our memories about how the first half ended before we started watching the second half of the final season.

Other streaming services, including HBO Max, Hulu, Amazon Prime TV, and Apple TV+, most often still follow the weekly episode release approach. So we have to wait until the season has “aired” all episodes before we begin our binge-watching routine.

Yeah, major 21st century problem, right?

Share Your World — 06/20/22

Another Monday has rolled around and that means it’s time for another edition of Melanie’s Share Your World. Here goes.

What are three scents you like?

Coffee, bacon, freshly baked bread.

What is something true (factual) that most other people don’t believe?

I think a true fact is that most people can’t tell the difference between fact and fiction, nor truth and lies, especially when it comes to politics and religion.

Would you rather have a massage or get a facial?

A massage…with a happy ending! 😉

Have you ever thrown someone a really extravagant party?

My daughter’s wedding reception.


Blogging Insights — Just Do It

It’s Monday and Dr. Tanya is back with her weekly Blogging Insights prompt. She provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.

This week’s quote is from author Ray Bradbury.

“Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.”

I wasn’t sure what to make of Ray Bradbury’s quote. I know what the word “intuition” means to me, which is like having a gut feeling or insight about something. But to try to put it in context for this quote, I Googled it.

According to Merriam-Webster, intuition is “the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference.” defines intuition as “direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process.” defines it as “the faculty of knowing or understanding something without reasoning or proof.”

Dare I say it that all three definitions sound more like religion or faith than what I think of as intuition? But maybe that’s just me. Maybe what Bradbury is trying to say is that you need to have faith in your ability to write. Maybe he’s saying, as the Nike tagline says:

By the way, my core advice to bloggers is “just do it,” so perhaps I agree with Bradbury’s quote.

The Letter L

Deb, over at Nope, Not Pam, has this weekly challenge called A Letter a Week where she gives us a place, an emotion, an adjective, a verb, and an animal all starting with the same letter. Then she asks us to write a post using those items and the letter she has given us, which this week is the letter L.

Here are Deb’s L-words:

Place – laundromat
Emotion – lovey-doveyness
Adjective – lamentable
Verb – launch
Animal – lemur

He walked into the laundromat wearing the most ridiculous pair of trousers I’d ever seen. They were thick, horizontally striped black and white pants.

I know I should have just minded my own business and ignored his deplorably bad taste in pants, but instead, I walked up to him and said, “What were you thinking when you decided to buy that lamentable pair of pants? It make you look like you skinned a couple of lemur tails and wrapped them around each leg.”

That’s when he launched into a diatribe about how the lemur is his spirit animal. Then he came right up to me and started sniffing me. I thought he was some kind of pervert and I half expected him to ask me to let him sniff a pair of my panties. But instead, he said, “Did you know that lemurs use their sense of smell to communicate with other animals?”

At that point he moved in even closer and started sniffing my neck and ear. I didn’t know what to do, so I just stood there as he continued to sniff. I inexplicably found myself getting aroused by his bizarre behavior, and I actually started sniffing him back. He really smelled good. It was all very erotic.

Long story short, and as unlikely as it seems, our lives together, the two of us, me and my darling lemur-man, have been in a state of absolute lovey-doveyness ever since.

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #174

Welcome to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenging bloggers to write a flash fiction piece or a poem inspired by the photo. There are no style or word limits.

The photograph below is from

For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a toddler girl and three kittens lapping up milk that has been spilled on the floor.

If this week’s image inspires you and you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FFFC, and link back to this post. I hope it will generate some great posts.

Please create a pingback to this post or manually add your link in the comments.