JusJoJan — A Few of My Favorite Things

3da20072-b747-43b1-8485-c1aa0a2b4761Oh my goodness. Today is the very last day of January, which means that today is also the very last Just Jot It January post of 2019.

For this final JusJoJan post, Linda has challenged us to post about our favorite thing/part/blog post of last year or last month. Talk about what we did or discovered that gave us happiness and/or success.

Alrighty then. There are a bunch of things from last year that gave me happiness. The Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship in June and the Boston Red Sox won the World Series in October. The Democrats soundly won back the House of Representatives in November’s midterm elections. My daily FOWC With Fandango prompt, as well as my weekly Fandango’s Provocative Question prompt, have been well-received.

As to this month, the New England Patriots won the AFC championship and will be heading to the Super Bowl for the third consecutive year on Sunday. Go Pats!

But what gave me the most happiness this month was seeing how the newly installed Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, totally spanked Donald Trump over his whole border wall vanity project. That was a true marvel. Nancy was masterful and Trump was totally humiliated. That must have stung Trump even more than when Stormy Daniels spanked him on his big, fat ass with that Forbes magazine with him on the cover.

It just doesn’t get any better than that, does it?

One-Liner Wednesday — Criticism

ab93ae8d-921e-4a54-b6ec-81b4c34dee2d“Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.”

Humorist Franklin P. Jones

How are you at accepting “honest criticism”? Be honest, now.

Written for today’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.

JusJoJan — Dirty Donnie

Jim Adams, from A Unique Title for Me, suggested today’s word, “dirty,” for Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot It January prompt. The following totally fictional story strangely popped into my head.

“You really have a dirty mind,” Stephanie said, flashing Donald her most seductive smile. “Now go wash your dirty hands so that we can get into bed and do some dirty things.”

“Will you talk dirty tonight while we’re making love?” Donald asked. “I love it when women talk dirty to me.”

“Get your dirty ass into the bathroom and wash those dirty hands of yours real good,” Stephanie said in a stern tone. “But don’t you dare get my towels dirty, though, or I’ll take that Forbes magazine with your picture on the cover and spank you with it.”

“Ooh, that would be a dirty trick, Stephanie,” Donald said. “I love it. And will you do a golden shower on me while I’m lying on the bed.”

“You want me to pee on you?” Stephanie said. “No way, Donald. What do you think I am, some Russian hooker? You bastard. I’m not a hooker, I’m an adult film actress, and don’t you forget it.”

“Okay, fine, don’t be so angry,” Donald said. “But you can never tell anyone about this night. I’m married and my new, immigrant wife just had a baby. Besides, someday I might just run for President of the United States and I can’t have anyone finding out that I slept with a porn star. I’ll have my lawyer, Michael, reach out to you about paying you off to keep quiet.”

“I don’t want any of your dirty money, Donald,” Stephanie said.

“We’re talking six figures,” Donald said.

“Okay, fine,” Stephanie said. “But hand me that Forbes, drop your pants, and bend over the end of the bed. You’ve been a dirty boy and momma’s gonna spank her dirty little Donnie.”1ea3c541-3115-4fa2-b924-7ce14e32e8c4

JusJoJan — So Help Me God

82cab2ad-b8f2-4519-bb50-c409fe129a8dToday’s word for Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot It January prompt is “testify” and it was suggested by Dan Antion over at No Facilities.

What I will never be able to understand is how anyone who is summoned to testify before Congress or who is subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury and who is under oath to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help him (or her) God can lie.

JusJoJan — Cathartic

1e632a9f-35bc-4771-b41d-820263a37144For today’s Just Jot It January prompt from Linda G. Hill, the word “cathartic” was suggested by The Enthralling Journey.

“Cathartic” is defined as “providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions; causing catharsis.” And catharsis is defined as “the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, especially through certain kinds of art, as tragedy or music.”

Now that we have our definitions out of the way, for me, blogging is cathartic. In these very troubling times — thank you Donald Trump and all of your lily-livered Republican congressional sycophants — blogging has kept me sane. The act of writing posts for my blog does, indeed, relieve strong emotional tensions. By giving me a vehicle to express my anger, frustration, and antipathy, I am experiencing a critical and much-needed psychological release.

I can also use the half a dozen or so daily, one-word prompts to challenge me to knit together random words into a cohesive piece of flash fiction, thereby diverting my attention from the chaos and lunacy of Donald Trump and his associates and distracting me, albeit only temporarily, from all of the terrible, horrible, malevolent, malicious, dangerous, moronic, insane, and damaging things he says and does every goddam day.

Phew, it felt really good to write that. Very cathartic, in fact.