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Better to Make Just One Little Blog Post?

Oh dear, I have it again: the dreaded Type Something In Then Backspace It Out Disease.  I must fight it!  Remember, Cindy, a bad blog post is better than no blog post at all!  Or is it?  Discuss amongst yourselves.  Let me know if you reach a consensus.

In the meantime,  I think I can just about manage a Monstrous Monday Post.

“I bid you welcome.”

Here is Bela Lugosi, demonstrating the maxim that it is better to light just one little candle than to stumble in the dark.  I bet you didn’t know Count Dracula was such a philosopher.

“But I like the dark!”

And here is my favorite guy, Nosferatu.  I was actually looking for him when I saw the shot of Bela and thought of the candle line.

An artist’s depiction of me getting carried away.

I was taking entirely too long searching my Media Library for a related or even remotely related picture so settled on the above.  Get it?  I got carried away with looking through the pictures?  I think the candle line was better, but one does what one can.

Did I mention I have a headache this evening?  I did not mean to whine about it but wanted to offer some slight excuse.  A lame excuse,  you say?  Don’t say that!  You only remind me how long it is until Lame Post Friday!   Oh well, I’m the one that wanted weekends off.

On the brighter side (lit by that one little candle?),  I see I am over 200 words. Score!

 

Not a Lame Shout-Out, I Hope

Now look what I did!  I forgot to make my Lame Post Friday post and now it is almost nine o’clock Saturday morning!   I suppose that is not so late to some people, but I keep early hours.  I slept in till six and went running by 6:30.  The sun was already up, so it was unusual for me.  Never mind.  Let me get on with making Some Semblance of a Post (that really ought to be a category for me).

Just hanging out!

I threw in a picture to pep things up.  This was at Pumpkin Junction in Sauquoit, NY, in October of 2016.  I am hoping to take a drive over there today.  I need a little Halloween.

It is a pretty awesome place.

I might as well give Pumpkin Junction a proper shout-out while I’m at it.  They are located at 2199 Graffenberg Rd., Sauquoit, NY, phone number 315-794-4604.  They have pumpkins, gourds, decorations, costumes and more!

Lots of pumpkins!

I have to call to make sure they are open.  I would think they would be on October 1st, but it is well to make sure of these things.

Yes!  I called just now and they are open every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. till Halloween!  LET’S GO!!!

 

Should I Even Use This Post?

I guess it was a Slacker Sunday even more so than it was a Slacker Saturday yesterday.  I have long considered it a useless exercise to try to get anything done on a Sunday.  Of course, in those days I used to get a few things accomplished during the rest of the week.  What is it with me and the inability to get anything accomplished?

I did get a run in, but it was not nearly as long as yesterday’s.  I said to myself, “Why do I always have to try to be so tough? What do I think you are, a Ukranian?”  Still, it was a run and I did it.  I made it to the store, purchasing groceries and a few other necessities.  I did a load of laundry.  I list these things in the forlorn hope of convincing myself that I am not completely useless.

Oh, I am not indulging in self pity over here.  I know my life is not wasted.  Remember,  no life is wasted.  One can always stand as a bad example to others.

That was as much as I typed in last night (Sunday).  That is, pecked in one letter at a time with the stylus on my Tablet, in my bed, before going to sleep (who, me? sleep?  well, at least I tried).  I felt it was repetitive, boring and whiny.  In the spirit of Waste Not, Want Not, I saved it as a draft, appending the headline you see.  Now it is Monday morning and I am ten-fingered typing on the dining-room-table-top, and I think that I will use this post.  For one reason, I got nuthin’ else.

My thought here is, a bad post is better than no post at all.  I shall bill this as a Wrist to Forehead Sunday and hope my readers will bear with me until I can come up with something better.

 

 

What? No Sunday Swoon?

I am beginning to think I need a different feature to replace Wrist to Forehead Sunday.  Lately I do not possess the requisite oomph to swoon, dramatically posed with the back of one wrist to my forehead, on a handy chaise lounge or elsewhere.  I know some of you are asking, how much energy does it take to swoon?  Very little, I confess, for an ordinary swoon.  But for a Wrist to Forehead Sunday swoon, I need to be dramatic!  Surely you understand (it seemed a good moment to call you Shirley).

Now there is a dramatic swoon!

I throw in a picture from my Media Library to pep things up.  It is from Mad Love, a delightfully creepy movie.  I am ready to start watching Halloween movies.  I do not have Mad Love on DVD, but I think it is still on my DVR from when I recorded it off TCM.

This is me being dramatic.

Here is the picture I was looking for when I found that one of the swoon.  I am the one in blue, wrist to forehead, sobbing,  “Oh shame!  Oh degradation!”  It was in Dirty Work at the Crossroads, a,1890’s melodrama directed by my husband, Steven, at Ilion Little Theatre in 2013.  It was a fun scene to play, but it took a lot more energy than I seem to have these days.

So basically I need something for Sunday similar to Tired Tuesday, only I can’t think of anything alternative.  I do like alliteration.  Then I ask myself, what is my problem that I have to have so many days when I can’t seem to make a decent blog post.  What’s that all about, me?

In the meantime,  it seems I have blathered on for almost 300 words (isn’t “blathered” a word? my autocorrect wants to change it to “slathered”). I say that is not bad.  I’ll work on making a better blog post tomorrow.

 

Lame Post? Running Commentary? Non-Sequitur? Anyways, It’s Late But Here It Is!

Hello, and welcome to another late Lame Post Friday post (ooh, it is weird not to be ten-fingered typing and not have the predictive text thingy making suggestions). In my defense, and I suppose it is not much of one, I was cheering up my friend Kim, or she was cheering me up, I guess.  This involved sitting on my front porch, sipping wine, and having a lot of laughs. What would I do without my friends?  It does not bear thinking about.

Be that as it may, I am sitting at the dining-room-table-top (which used to be a laptop, as regular readers may recall), having my first cup of coffee of the day.  I have been up for almost two hours, so the coffee is extremely welcome.  I went running for just over three and a quarter miles in 44 minutes.  Yay, me!  Stretching with my recovery beverage of chocolate milk (yum!), a soapy shower (with hair wash!), and a search for something to wear (note to self: do laundry) took up the rest of my morning so far.

Just a quick note about the parenthetical comment about “hair wash” (does that make this Non-Sequitur Saturday?):  since my hair got so long, I do not shampoo it every day.  Some days I put on a shower cap and it makes my showers a whole lot quicker.  I suppose most readers are not interested in my follicular gyrations, so I’ll shut up now (but only about that).

One reason I wanted to go for my run early was to see the full harvest moon.  I love the moon!  Actually, any time of the month I enjoy to start my run in the dark and end it in the light, but the full moon was a definite added attraction.  I saw it from my upstairs hall window when I first got up and said, “Yes!”

As I ran toward German Street, I could just see it disappearing behind some trees.  Damn!  I ran down Germany, hoping for a break in the branches.  I ran faster than I normally would have, because I was afraid the moon was setting and I would miss it entirely.  On I went, catching flashes of it now and then.  Oh wait, that was a street light.  Damn!  Up the hill by Valley Health, would I have better luck in the suburbs?  That is what I call the residential area behind Valley Health, next to Herkimer College (formerly known as HCCC).

Into the suburbs I went.  Oh, there was the moon!  If I could just get to the end of the street I was on, I could see it beyond those trees.  Aaaand, it disappeared behind a house.  Stupid house!  I turned a corner and kept hoping.  I could almost see it as I approached what I thought was the end of a dead-end street, then discovered the street in fact turns into the parking lot of a church.  There was the moon!

Running into the parking lot, I could see the full moon in a break in the trees.  Beautiful!  I turned my head to keep seeing it, knowing that was not the brightest thing to do.  My knee still has a scar from when I was looking at somebody’s yard and tripped on the sidewalk (these things take a long time to heel when you are my age) (middle).  I looped around and admired the moon some more.  Luckily it was a smooth parking lot.

Well, look at me, approaching 600 words.  I guess my Lame Post Friday post morphed into a Running Commentary.  I don’t think there is anything wrong with that.  For one thing, I wanted to share my story about the moon.  I am off now to plan my Saturday of adventures.  I hope to make a blog post ab0ut it later.

 

The Blog That Wouldn’t Die?

Late posts, I just can’t seem to avoid them.  No discipline. No work ethic.  And very little brain.

My brain, unfortunately, would and apparently did.

This is not the image I just spent an embarrassingly long time searching my Media Library for (and I will end a sentence with a preposition if I want to).  I wanted The Brain from the Planet Arous.  I could so get into watching some cheesy horror movies today.  Then I could do a Sunday Cinema Post.

As for Saturday,  it was a lost cause.  I got my run in, I did a load of laundry (oh crap I just remembered I was going to do another one this morning), I spent a small amount of time chipping away at the vast mess I call home, I got together with my friend Kim for a little while.  I did not make it to the Mohawk American Legion to hear The Posers, as I had mentioned in my Lame Post Friday post (which regular readers may remember that I made on Saturday morning).  I did manage to have a pleasant evening with my husband, Steve.  So perhaps the day was not a total loss.

However, I fear my Saturday blog post is.  No matter.  I can only go on from here.  I will once again try for a better blog post next time.  And as always, thank you for tuning in.

 

Murder? Music? It’s a Friday Lame Post!

How do I not manage to make a Lame Post Friday post on Friday?  It’s a lame post,  how hard could it be?  Oh well, I was having a nice evening, sipping Barefoot Pinot Noir and watching true crime on cable television.  Yes, I am too lame to stream.  So twentieth century of me!

They are bad-ass and compassionate.

Part of the evening was spent looking at my new favorite thing, Reasonable Doubt on ID on DVR (I am at least technologically adept for that).  Actually, it was my new favorite thing some months ago, but I have not had a new favorite thing in a while.  I need some new favorite things in my life.

Speaking of favorite things,  my husband, Steve, and I may be heading to the Mohawk, NY American Legion tonight to hear The Posers, our favorite local band (preview of coming attractions).  I heard too late last night that another good local band, the Playin’ Again Trio, was at Fratello’ Pizzeria in Frankfort.  Then again, we had such a pleasant evening at home, I do not regret it too much.  We missed hearing another favorite,  Phil Arcuri, on Wednesday, because Steven was not feeling well.  And that is my local music plug for the post.

So I guess this is my Lame Post Friday post, made on Saturday morning,  but who’s counting?  Oh, YOU probably are (you know who you are).  As always, thank you for tuning in.

 

Never Mind Lame, How About Love?

Yes, I was lame enough to miss my Lame Post Friday post (and my predictive text thingy is really falling down on the job; it used to always jump right in with “Post Friday post” when I typed in “Lame”) (pecked in one letter at a time with the stylus, I like to add).

Where was I?  Ah yes, posting late and lame, neither of which is an unusual situation for me.  Yesterday morning I made Thursday’s post with no apology for its being late.  Full disclosure: at first I typed in a couple of sentences about it but deleted them.  I did not want to distract from the post, which I thought was a good, non-lame one, plugging both a local business and my upcoming Shakespeare play (alas, I did not get a lot of blogger love, but you’ll have that).

I love our cast.

Since I mentioned our Shakespeare play, I thought I’ve throw in another rehearsal shot.  It took me a little time to be sure I wasn’t uploading the same picture twice.  Now that I have more storage space in my Media Library, I am careful of preserving it.

I will just mention that this blog may become All Love’s Labour’s Lost All The Time.  One week from today is Opening Afternoon!  Hmm, that does not have the same ring to it as Opening Night.  Never mind.  It will be fun.

Once again, Love’s Labour’s Lost, will be presented by LiFT, Little Falls Theatre Company at Benton’s Landing in Little Falls, NY, August 13 and 14 at 1 p.m., part of Little Falls Canal Celebration. Free admission! I hope to see you there!

 

 

In My Defense, I Had Rehearsal

Oh dear. No Pre-Rehearsal Post, no Post-Rehearsal Post, it was indeed a Tired Tuesday yesterday.  Now I have a very few minutes Wednesday morning to make some semblance of a blog post (that really should be a category: Some Semblance of a Blog Post. Thoughts?).  Under the heading waste not, want not, I append what I started to post on Sunday before I roused myself to (slightly) greater effort.

I am lounged on my couch, Tablet on lap, pecking in on letter at a time with the stylus, and trying to rouse myself to make some effort.  I confess to feeling quite disinclined to do any such thing.  Where do other people come up with their ambition?  Oh, I know, motivation follows action; just start doing something and you will find yourself doing more.

I thought, “This is nothing new!  It is whiny and boring!”  Yet I saved it, giving it the title “This sucks” just as something different from “untitled.”  When I started to make this post, I remembered its existence, wondered if it was not perhaps a little less contemptible than I first deemed it, so checked it out.  Yes, it is pretty contemptible, and I suppose so am I.  At least I often feel that way.

However, I see I have babbled myself over 200 words.  And I still have time to look over my lines before work.  We have rehearsal again tonight, you know.  Will I manage a Pre- or Post-Rehearsal Post?  We shall see!  In the meantime, I thank you for tuning in and leave you with a fun rehearsal picture, to pep up this silly post at least a little.

I love this shot! I couldn’t have gotten it on purpose if I had tried.

 

I Feel Beastly

The beauty part about getting up way early is that even when you oversleep, you still have time to do a few things.  The beast part is choosing which things to give up (see what I did there?).  So, no walk this morning, but I hope some semblance of a blog post.  Some would argue that the walk is more essential, but while there is a vague chance I will take a walk after work, if I blog after work (which indeed I hope to do), it will be Friday’s post, not a late Thursday post.

So much for an introduction to a Non-Sequitur Thursday Post.  I am sitting at my laptop (dining-room-table-top, as regular readers may recall), ten-finger typing, sipping greatly appreciated coffee

And that was when I said, “Oh crap, I didn’t plug in my phone,” followed by “Oh crap, where did I put my phone?”  I retraced my steps (how many steps could I have taken; I just got up!).  Luckily my phone, unlike my Tablet, retains its original charging chord so will easily reach 100 percent by the time I go to work.  I only hope I remember to put it in my backpack, which, as anybodywho knows me will readily believe, is not a given.

As you may have guessed by now, I got nuthin’.  What a surprise.  I think I will throw in a picture to pep things up, slap on a catchy title, hit Publish, and drive on.  I hope to see you all later on Lame Post Friday (thank God I made it to Friday!).

I admit I have had catchier titles.

May be an image of one or more people and text that says 'Smile it's...FRIDAY FRIDAY'

Oops, I put a Friday meme on a Thursday post.