Such a beautiful and balmy night to be inspired and open this draft page. Naturally, I sat thinking for a moment. And when I say moment, I may mean about 15 minutes. And maybe “thinking” isn’t completely accurate either…

And then a notification came up…
“you haven’t written anything yet!”

WordPress, are you kidding me?

If there were a ten minute, annoying song about eye rolling, I would totally post it here.

Art can’t be forced…or something.

And honestly, I’m beginning to wonder that if I don’t publish this post soon, my pet will die.

I am so freaking glad we don’t have any pets.




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      1. saynotoclowns says:

        Um, sorry for the lack of immediacy of my reply…it’s late and I am debating whether I should have a snack before bed…and whether the shock of Flint’s suicide is why I suddenly need a snack…so sad…but I also was hungry. Life is a complex animal.


  1. Steve Simpson says:

    Very amusing and I 200% empathise, Vanessa. I am trying to find a solution which takes into account the pets I don’t have and allows me to do some longer term ridiculous things rather than just short-term craziness. You are absolutely right about creativity and deadlines. Fortunately there’s coffee, which allows you to panic faster.

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    1. saynotoclowns says:

      Thanks Steve!
      LOL yes to everything. I’m having a coffee right now.

      And the privacy issues…Now that WP has teemed up with Gmail etc, I guess they think it’s cool to take on all of that AI “helpful hint” crap…I don’t like it, I just don’t like it…

      plus, I couldn’t help thinking of all of those FB posts I detest, that threaten all kinds of helpful things, like death, if you don’t pass on that post. Yesterday.
      Come on humans…
      Where is this all going to end, Steve? No pressure or anything πŸ˜€

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      1. Steve Simpson says:

        I’m running in slow time now, except it isn’t quite as relaxed for me as I hoped. Not the social media of course, a welcome break. but all the rest.

        I fear we are seeing the beginning of the end right now, Vanessa, and NZ is still on my mind. Violence multiplies extremism on both sides. Media monsters pretend to be moral, politicians sow fear and as if they have no responsibility.

        Making a feeble attempt to lighten the mood, Instagram keeps telling me it misses me, and Scott Morrison emails me with empty words and the lie that I signed up to his emails (I am in his electorate).

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        1. saynotoclowns says:

          Your second paragraph… It is tempting to think that. I’ve thought all the same things… I read that in his manifesto he was coming from a far left perspective, but of course the far righters have to jump on and as you said, “media monsters…”
          It seems the NZ PM is doing a phenomenal job for the limited coverage I’ve seen, as it’s too wearying watching too much.
          But my hope is that so many of us are wearying of the extremist hysteria (on both ends) that it will diminish their influence… Sigh.

          I live with hope, and remind myself of the lovely people and every day miracles in my life. And cheers to WP friends πŸ₯‚

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