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jim (jim)'s status on Wednesday, 26-Apr-2017 04:34:29 CEST jim Any wedding can be a fairy tale wedding if you serve porridge and release three angry bears.
jim (jim)'s status on Wednesday, 26-Apr-2017 03:34:44 CEST jim Primavera:
Springtime by Pierre Auguste Cot by 1873 #publicdomain
jim (jim)'s status on Wednesday, 26-Apr-2017 03:26:06 CEST jim https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9d/1880_Pierre_Auguste_Cot_-_The_Storm.jpg
The Storm by Pierre Auguste Cot painted in 1880.
jim (jim)'s status on Tuesday, 25-Apr-2017 04:31:17 CEST jim Free Advice for your Monday evening-
Condoms prevent minivans.
Let's be safe out there.
jim (jim)'s status on Tuesday, 11-Apr-2017 22:11:30 CEST jim me from The Old Quarter rough draft wrote:The evening wasn't sultry, because using the word sultry would be terribly cliche. The evening was thick, mosquito-laden, and muggy, however. It was easy to sweat but breathing could be a challenge to one not paying attention. The weather created a sedentary lifestyle.
Sometimes my notes to myself in the story are more interesting than the story
jim (jim)'s status on Tuesday, 11-Apr-2017 17:37:21 CEST jim Tuesday 4 August 2015
So after a few days in Colorado I have decided that I really like this place, a lot. Sure the scenery is nice and yes, a lot of outdoorsy activities make me want to take up residence right now but there is something more to it than the “I wish I could live like this all the time” aspect.
These people up here are different. For starters they are polite! Almost polite in an extremist way. They go out of their way to be polite. It is amazing. For me going to a grocery store is similar to the amphibious assault on Iwo Jima during World War 2. Grocery shopping in Midland is a grueling, horrifying experience. Fellow shoppers are rude and have no sense of orderliness or propriety in the store. They will run you over and then cuss at you for being in their way. The store employees are rude and surly and about as helpful as a hungry grizzly bear. It should go without saying that shopping in Midland is about the most unpleasant experience in... http://ur1.ca/qqtee
jim (jim)'s status on Tuesday, 11-Apr-2017 17:33:27 CEST jim As a general rule I hate conversations about people. We all know that gossip is wrong. I have adopted a policy of not saying anything about anyone at anytime that I wouldn’t say if that person was in the room with me. Over the years I have learned that I really do not have much to say to a person’s face. I am content to allow people to live their lives as they see fit without any interference from me. I am neither God nor their mother so their lives are none of my business.
Facebook reminds me of a bar full of old men sitting around drinking beer. They are all lying to one another. Everyone knows that everyone is lying and it is no big deal in the bar. Unlike Facebook, however, what goes on in the bar stays in the bar. In the bar one assumes that everyone is drunk and lying but for some reason people have this quirk that makes them think that what they see on Facebook is truth.
jim (jim)'s status on Tuesday, 11-Apr-2017 17:32:02 CEST jim At the coffee shop on an early Sunday morning. The air is brisk. The picket line of winter has begun its assault upon the shores of our aged summer. Birds, all poofed out to beat the chill in the air, hop from table to table outside looking for the leftover dregs of yuppie life. The coffee shop is pretty much empty except for two middle aged guys lounging and talking about sports, another middle aged guy with his computer and a newspaper, and a hack writer tapping out some random thoughts on a computer in the hopes of either inspiration or amnesty.
The city is quiet for a Sunday in the Bible belt at Christmas time. Some cars travel up and down the street but not really that many for one of the busiest streets in town. In an hour probably the traffic will be unbearable with the roads choked with the church-going folk. If the usual course is followed the restaurants will be filled after church with those folks going out to eat in their Sunday finery. It will be... http://ur1.ca/qqtdu
jim (jim)'s status on Saturday, 08-Apr-2017 18:53:01 CEST jim With some prodding I have sat down at the computer, fired up some tunes, and am doing some more writing on the story entitled #Sophia. #amwriting
jim (jim)'s status on Friday, 07-Apr-2017 18:33:49 CEST jim The Cracked Pot:
Drained this cracked pot has one vaprous drop
The more poured the emptier the pot
This dry desert heat speeds the vapour away
This pyramid mummifies everything
Arrow after arrow fly from failure
More holes puncture the soul of this cracked pot
Hope and joy ooze out leaving weariness
With no need to stand the tired pot crumbles
The pot asks The Potter "why a frail pot?"
"I can only work on the broken ones."
jim (jim)'s status on Friday, 07-Apr-2017 18:05:16 CEST jim an untitled snippet:
He turns up the collar of his wool jacket as he walks out of the basement bar and up the small flight of steps that bring him to street level. He rounds the corner and leans on the iron railing that provides ludicrous safety by keeping the moderately drunk from falling from the street onto the basement level floor at the opening of the speakeasy. He fishes around in his pocket for his smokes. He pulls one out and puts it in his mouth as he scans the scene before him.
Not many people venture out in the dark of the night but the city never sleeps. The glow enhanced by the drizzly murk makes the world feel more ominous. Given enough time the drip…drip…drip… coming off of the gutters will drive anyone mad. The fog magnifies every sound. There a dog bark, over there a door slams shut, down the street a car splashes in a puddle. Every sound magnified. Every sound a mystery.
He strikes a match and lights his smoke, not so much out... http://tinyurl.com/ldqtmxx
jim (jim)'s status on Friday, 07-Apr-2017 16:49:32 CEST jim My Declaration of Independence:
In light of what I have learned in the seven years since this was written I see that this is horribly simplistic but it is what it is. I'll edit out the html someday soon. I hope you enjoy.
Way back during the days of Windoze98 First Edition my Father bought me a shiny new computer which had Win98 on it. Oh boy I was excited. This was the only brand-new computer I have ever owned. I waited for days almost holding my breath for the UPS man to deliver my shiny new wares. It seemed and eternity. All the computers that I had prior to the one that was on order were an antique Macintosh and a dead computer that had Windows 3.1 on it. I figured that when the new computer arrived I would be walking in tall cotton.
So after an interminable wait the UPS man finally showed up with my shiny new computer. I excitedly opened the boxes, plugged in all the wires and booted it up. Oh I was in heaven. I trolled... http://tinyurl.com/lx7zq7x
jim (jim)'s status on Friday, 07-Apr-2017 16:48:06 CEST jim Looking at the Moon through Binoculars:
This summer was extraordinarily hot and dry. Officially the government has said that Summer 2011 in Texas was the hottest driest summer in United States history. We have also had to contend with one of the worst outbreaks of wildfires in the history of the state. If all that wasn’t enough we’ve had to deal with all sorts of desert critters which were displaced by fire and drought moving into town looking for food, water,and a cooler place to rest their bones.
Needless to say I haven’t spent much time outside this summer. This saddens me. I like outdoors.
When I finally got home this evening the wind had died down a lot and the temperature is very nice. I noticed that the moon was high in the windswept sky, glowing alone almost in defiance of the Sun’s hasty departure from the land of blowing sand.
I decided to pull out my birdwatching binoculars and take a look at the moon. It has been a long time since... http://tinyurl.com/kb7e78c
jim (jim)'s status on Thursday, 06-Apr-2017 19:55:40 CEST jim Sophia:
Home of the free
The can bug my phone
Come around my home
They’d only see you and me
Call My Name by Prince
Unshaven and rumpled he stood quietly erect as the plane carrying his love sped up and the wheels lifted off the ground and towards the unknown. Until yesterday afternoon he thought their 15 month relationship was solid and going well. He had even thought about asking her to marry him. She obviously didn’t think so, he thought to himself as he watched the plane get smaller from the window. She couldn’t even give me a decent reason for leaving like saying that I sucked in the sack or was an ass or something. Maybe we didn’t have anything after all.
As the plane faded from sight so did the emotion of the last 24 hours. As the plane faded from sight he felt empty. He wasn’t angry, depressed, repressed, anything. He was just empty. He thought that maybe it had to do with his being tired. He didn’t sleep... http://ur1.ca/qq3ch
jim (jim)'s status on Monday, 03-Apr-2017 05:03:30 CEST jim As a guy who doesn't have tons of time for researching and fueling my paranoia a warrant canary doesn't sound like a bad idea. #^Warrant Canary Frequently Asked Questions https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/04/warrant-canary-faq
What is a warrant canary? A warrant canary is a colloquial term for a regularly published statement that a service provider has not received legal process that it would be prohibited from saying it had received. Once a service provider does receive legal process, the speech prohibition goes into place, and the canary statement is removed. Warrant canaries are often provided in conjunction with a transparency report, listing the process the service provider can publicly say it received over the course of a particular time period.
jim (jim)'s status on Sunday, 02-Apr-2017 02:57:29 CEST jim Tomorrow is World Autism Awareness Day. As the parent of a severe autistic I find it hard to believe normals don't know about it. If you don't get some knowledge. Having an autistic child (now almost 30 years old) has been the most challenging and the most rewarding experience of my life.
jim (jim)'s status on Sunday, 02-Apr-2017 02:49:58 CEST jim Is this why I keep getting follows by you? I don't post much these days
jim (jim)'s status on Sunday, 02-Apr-2017 02:31:05 CEST jim See if it works on hubzilla email@example.com
jim (jim)'s status on Saturday, 01-Apr-2017 23:19:00 CEST jim We are now chicken farmers:
#chickens #growyourownfood #yetanotherdependanticantwriteoffofmytaxes
jim (jim)'s status on Thursday, 30-Mar-2017 03:44:50 CEST jim Another source for epubs:
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