Dear Princess Celestia, Lesson Zero

Emily McDowell Studio — “On Failure, and Not-Failure

You were letting your fears get the best of you. I commend you for taking your feelings seriously. And you shouldn’t let your worries turn a small problem … into an enormously huge ‘entire town in total chaos’, ‘Princess has to come and save the day’ problem,” so I called into work and sought support.

“When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you and through the rivers,
they shall not overwhelm you; (Isaiah 43:2)
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.”
Princess of Friendship
Princess of Friendship by imDRUNKonTEA on DeviantArt

Every Which Way but News 090

A while ago, I tried to share “4 Struggles of Driving With Glasses” on Twitter and ended up with the whole text, so enjoy:

“Unlike snorkeling, crawling and walking backwards, driving is one of the most efficient ways of getting from one place to another. Plus, there’s just something invigorating about sitting behind the wheel, windows down, cruising, favorite tunes blasting. That’s not to say you can’t have your favorite tunes blasting while you walk backward, but it’s just not the same.  And yet, driving does have some downfalls. From massive traffic build-ups to bad drivers merging into your lane, you have to be prepared for anything.  Here are four reasons why driving with glasses can add more hassle to your commute.

1. Forgetting your glasses Forgetting your glasses is bad for everybody on the road — you, pedestrians, other drivers, possums… Blurry vision could impair your reaction time to things like other drivers braking or switching lanes. Plus, if your license states that you drive with corrective lenses and you’re not wearing your specs, you could run the risk of getting a ticket.

2. Losing your glasses in the car You go to rearrange your glasses and boom, they fly into that black abyss between your chair and the middle compartment. You feel around, but this is already reminding you of the Last French Fry Incident of June 2014. Which is to say they’re gone, man. There is no way you’re getting them back without pulling over. And who knows what else you’ll find down there? (Spoiler alert: it’s that French fry).

3. Cleaning your lenses  It’s looking like an especially foggy day, which is odd because the sun is out and shining. Even odder is that that the thick wall of fog moves when your head moves. That’s because it’s not fog, my friend, it’s your glasses. They’re smudged beyond recognition, which is unfortunate because you either have nothing to wipe your glasses with or your microfiber cloth already has peanut butter on it because don’t ask.

4. Non-transitional lenses  There’s nothing like having a sun visor that’s too short to block the sun’s probing, glaring rays from piercing your eyes. Do your job, sun visor. If you don’t have transitional lenses, it’s even worse. You could just do the Cool Dude Double — that’s where you wear sunglasses over your regular glasses and they just bump awkwardly into one another. Good look!

 If you’re sick of letting glasses add unnecessary drama to your commute, ditch ‘em. There are other solutions to vision corrections, and if you haven’t considered LASIK in a while, now might be the right time to look into it. It’s come a long way in 18 years and you can learn more at”

“For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother. (Matthew 12:50)”
.:NICE SUNRISE 1.5:. by The-Butcher-X on DeviantArt

News of the World 089

Uncle Ricky has an engineering degree, travels for work,
and asked me in his best German, „Weißt du was passiert ist?“

Puerto Rico votes in favor of statehood
Adam West, Straight-Faced Star of TV’s ‘Batman,’ Dies at 88

Watch Moment Before Richard Hammond Crashes Supercar in Hillclimb

Richard Hammond Is Not Dead
Watch Kevin Spacey’s Stunning Johnny Carson Impression at the 71st Tony Awards

“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. (John 14:16-17)”
Daww-403670134 by viwrastupr on DeviantArt

Postscript to Experiment 650

There’s been a national or international story to discuss, and they can wait until tomorrow. I have many things to say about my grandmother’s birthday celebration, and I’ll catch that up tomorrow.

To visit my grandparents, my car only used a half tank of gasoline to get there and a half a tank back. This weekend has also proven that I can visit relatives and return in time for work on Monday.

I’ve been back in town for a couple of hours, and I met a friend for dinner.

Those times my grandmother and I spoke alone were valuable and enriching. I also spoke with relatives with whom I haven’t since my sister Kimberly passed.

“And now, O Lord GOD, you are God,
and your words are true, (2 Samuel 7:28)
and you have promised this good thing to your servant.”
The Dawn
The Dawn by haidiannotes on DeviantArt

Monday Monday

Who disturbs my slumber?!”

This morning, my sister, although she has all day, has chosen to clean the habitats for her turtle and finches, and play her music at a blaring volume, which means I have to lose an hour of sleep because I certainly will not be able to sleep now! The worse my day starts likely means a better end to my day to work, so there is a consolation.

“May the LORD give strength to his people! (Psalms 29:11)
May the LORD bless his people with peace!”
Daybreaker by midfire
Daybreaker by midfire on DeviantArt

They call me MISTER GIBBS!

For the second Saturday in a row, I forgot about Original Country Gold on 94.1 KFKF; today I’ve been watching NCIS on Netflix with my father and sister.

Opinion | How TV shows make us feel like their characters are our friends
Are You Living Vicariously Through Movie, Drama, or Game Characters? Why Shows and Games Can Set Us Back in Growth (and How to Deal with That) | Psychology Today

“I, therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, (Ephesians 4:1-3)
urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
Smileeee by MagnaLuna
Smileeee by MagnaLuna on DeviantArt