The Mood I’m In

I might as well embrace it
There’s nothing I can do
Just sit here in silence
And try to stay cool

There’s no story I can concoct
No happy ending I can write
No rebellion can change things
Just hoping it will cool down tonight

I’m in the mood for a lobster
But tuna salad is all that I’ve got
It fits right in with my attitude
That the whole world is going to pot

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (embrace), Word of the Day Challenge (silence), Your Daily Word Prompt (concoct), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (rebellion), Ragtag Daily Prompt (lobster), and My Vivid Blog (tuna salad).

Just When I Thought It Was Safe to Go Back In the Water

I was worried, in this excessive heat wave we’re experiencing, about a power outage. And I was worried that if there was one, our generator might not kick-in to keep our air conditioning and refrigerator/freezer going.

What I didn’t expect was for the compressor on our central air conditioning unit to shit the bed last night. When I woke up at 7:00 this morning, the thermostat showed that it was already 80° in our living room area. And, today, of all days, the high is supposed to reach 112°. It’s 108 as I am writing this and it’s only noon!

I have a friend who claims to be “knowledgeable” about electronics (whatever that means) coming over in a few minutes, but if he can’t get the thing going, it’s gonna be a long, hot day and night before a genuine HVAC repairman can come over for an “emergency” service call tomorrow afternoon.

But the good news is that it’s only going to be 104° tomorrow.

Truthful Tuesday — Celebrities

Di, host of Pensivity101, is once again standing in for Melanie, of Sparks from a Combustible Mind, for today’s Truthful Tuesday prompt. This week Di is asking about celebrities. She wants to know…

How do you feel about ‘celebrities’ getting their fizogs in the press all the time, despite having said they want privacy then still crave for attention, can’t seem to make the headlines without getting their kit off, or basically aren’t happy unless they are slagging someone off.

First, I needed to break out my British English to American English translation dictionary to understand what Di meant by:

  • Getting their fizogs
  • Getting their kit off
  • Slagging someone off

So, if I can translate Di’s question to something I understand, here’s what I think she’s actually asking…

How do you feel about ‘celebrities’ getting their faces in the press all the time, despite having said they want privacy then still crave for attention, can’t seem to make the headlines without taking off their clothes, or basically aren’t happy unless they are harshly criticizing someone.

Personally, I don’t closely follow any “celebrities” in the press, although I imagine that, as celebrities, they would want to keep their names and faces in the limelight. After all, isn’t being highly visible the essence of celebrity?

That said, I don’t know or care about any of them disrobing for headlines, and I am not aware of, nor do I care about, who they may be dissing or denigrating at any point in time.

So, bottom line, I don’t feel much about celebrities or what celebrities do one way or the other. If they are actors or musicians or singers or authors or whatever kind of celebrities they may be, the only thing I care about is the quality of their work.

Now, if you ask me about politicians…. Well, on second thought, don’t ask me about politicians.

Fandango’s Story Starter #62

It’s time for my weekly Story Starter prompt. Here’s how it works. Every Tuesday morning (my time), I’m going to give you a “teaser” sentence and your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to build a story (prose or poetry) around that sentence. It doesn’t have to be the first sentence in your story, and you don’t even have to use it in your post at all if you don’t want to. The purpose of the teaser is simply to spark your imagination and to get your storytelling juices flowing.

This week’s Story Starter teaser is:

Today she would find out if her entire life was a lie.

If you care to write and post a story built from this teaser, be sure to link back to this post and to tag your post with #FSS. I would also encourage you to read and enjoy what your fellow bloggers do with their stories.

And most of all, have fun.