Miscellaneous Mishegoss

😸 My husband’s new jeans just got here.  I ordered them May 12, they were on backorder, not expected until Mid-August and !Hurrah! here they are today, June 16.  What’s so special about these jeans? For one thing they are made in the USA. Therefore: Both pant legs are the same length. All the seams are double stitched in a straight line and best of all, both side pockets are not only the same depth but a depth at which you can actually put things in safely. Oho!

I don’t know who your buy your jeans from but if they were made in any of the countries most clothing comes from these days then you know what I’m talking about and how thrilled I am that these jeans are perfect in every way.  The company is All American Clothing Co.. If you wear just plain ole, non-fancy, non-designer jeans check them out. Two pair of mens jeans cost me, with tax, $104.93.  I had discount codes (sign up before you buy and they will probably email you a discount code plus I get discounts via my credit card and yadda yadda yadda) so that was a great discount from the normal price of $69.95 a pair. I don’t know if their regular price is too high or pretty much average, I don’t wear jeans myself, only buy them for my husband. I also don’t know about their womens jeans, never bothered to look but they do sell women’s clothes.

😸 This afternoon, after watching my husband shovel his lunch into his mouth like a 3 year old with a backhoe, we had yet another discussion about my food prejudices. Texture is everything. I do not like/have no tolerance for (but not limited to):

✔︎ Mashed white potatoes. But for some reason mashed up sweet potatoes or yams are just fine. Maybe because they have more substance, or even because they taste terrific, don’t know. White potatoes in any form are basically a waste of my time, tasting as bland as they look, and mashed potatoes make me gag.

✔︎ Needless to say oatmeal, or anything resembling oatmeal, is never going in my mouth. Talk about gagging! Plus – folks usually put milk in/on oatmeal and I’m lactose intolerant. So gag and barf times two.

✔︎ Liquid food is not food and consuming it does not count as eating. That includes soup or something I hear people talking about – smoothies? I’m not sure what those are or their purpose. It seems you take some sort of milk product (and to me all milk-like products – cows, sheeps, goats, soy, almonds etc are a huge no-no, gag and barf) and then add other solid stuff, any sort of fruit or vegetable(?), puree that shit, and then drink it. Why, god, why?

Moving on…

I’m reading Mortality by Christopher Hitchens. I have read about him but never anything by him. This book was published after his death in 2012 so I am very late to this writer. So far what struck me most was that he talks about a writer’s voice. And that the best advice he ever got was to write the way he talked.

Reading that made me feel better about myself. Whenever I despair about my writing style it’s because I, indeed, write the way I talk. Something you may all be aware of now that I have posted vlogs and audio posts.

Okay, I’m done now. Going to pop off and finish my book.

Well that bites

I had written 3/4 of a post, it was a tad convoluted, but then isn’t everything I write, and I accidentally clicked ‘undo’ and the post disappeared! And it had not autosaved as a draft and I’ll be damned if I’m going to retype all that mishegoss.

It wasn’t all that interesting anyway, trust me *sigh*

I have to go finish cutting up a 9×12 rug with a utility knife. Don’t ask…

WIP

I am angry
And in my anger
inarticulate.

A woman, grown old
but a child still,
in shadows and silent.

I want to be loud
Shout out
Hear me, See me.

But I don’t exist
as me. Just
a place for you

To lay your life.
To have me be
a sponge, a sop

For all you are
And have been.

© Grace St. Clair 2021
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Just for fun, I’m entering this into Open Link Night at dVerse

It’s summer so the only thing to talk about

is the weather. At 2:30pm the temp is 91°F (32.7778C), humidity is 44%, down from 73% this morning. In this part of the world the high temps hit around 4 in the afternoon, so we have some ways to go yet.  The a/c has been on since 10am.

It’s been raining for about a year and half now, and in some parts of the world people would read that and just shrug their shoulders “so what…”, in other parts of the world people might read that and say “You are so lucky, send some rain out way”. Everything is relative.

As I’ve said before, our apartment faces West, therefore the heat of the day, and the most sunlight hit our apartment at approximately the same time. But that also means the apartment is shaded during the coolest part of the day, the mornings, and most summer days I can have the windows open for a good portion of the time – which is !wonderful! (See, I have an upside for almost every downside.)

Summers here are hot, humid, rainy, cool, damp/chilly – basically disgusting. Have I ever told you I hate the Summer? I did? Well, you will hear it a lot for the next few months.

Since today is Sunday it is also pizza day Yay! When my husband calls the pizza place the conversation goes like this:

Husband: Hi, I’d like to have a pizza delivered, please
Pizza Place: The usual?
Husband: Yes, and I’ll pay cash.
*click*

And that’s how exciting my life is…