WDP — Losing One’s Self

What activities do you lose yourself in?

It doesn’t really matter where I am or what’s going on around me. I may be reading my newsfeed. Or maybe I’m looking to buy something on Amazon and I’m reading product reviews. I’m watching a video on YouTube. I’m reading a book on my Kindle app. I’m playing solitaire. Catching up on the March Madness scores. Whatever it may be, my eyes are focused on the screen of my iPhone and my mind is absorbed by whatever it is that I’m looking at.

But it’s when I’m on WordPress that I am fully lost to the world. Thinking about what to write. Planning, drafting, and refining my posts. Reading the posts — some masterpieces, some crap — from other bloggers, leaving comments, leaving likes. That is the activity I truly lose myself in.

Image credit: Midjourney text to art AI app.

Fibbing Friday — Hit Makers

Di (aka Pensitivity101) hosts Fibbing Friday, a silly little exercise where we are to write a post with our answers to the ten questions below. But as the title suggests, truth is not an option. The idea is to fib a little, a lot, tell whoppers, be inventive, silly, or even outrageous, in our responses. For this week’s Fibbing Friday, Di has given us song titles and asked us “who could have recorded the following (your nominations do not have to be singers) or had it for their signature tune?

1. Cinderella Rockefella — Nelson D. Rockefeller’s daughter at her coming out debutant ball.
2. I Want It All — Donald J. Trump
3. I’m Just a Lonely Boy — Charles Manson
4. Here Comes the Night — Dracula
5. All I Have to Do is Dream — Sigmund Freud
6. Wand’rin’ Star — The Traveling Wilburys
7. Rock on — Fred Flintstone
8. Purple Rain — The California Raisins

9. When Will I see You Again — Mister Magoo.

10. You Can’t Hurry Love — Julia Roberts as The Runaway Bride

Fandango’s Flashback Friday — March 17th

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Flashback Friday post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 17th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This was originally posted on March 17, 2020, just as nearly everyone in the United States was being ordered to stay at home, to shelter in place due to an outbreak of coronavirus.

No, No, No

No sports
No late night comics on TV
No bars and restaurants
No school
No entertainment
No movies or shows
No concerts
No gatherings
No toilet paper
No fun


But happy St. Patrick’s Day.
Just stay home.

FOWC with Fandango — Relinquish


It’s March 17, 2023. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “relinquish.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. Show them some love.