To admit that I was being a jerk can be difficult, especially with my sister, but I was a jerk this week to a friend on Facebook, who later unfriended me. To deny my contribution to the situation would deny myself an opportunity to grow and learn.
My viewing on YouTube led to “Charisma on Command, ‘We make videos to help you learn how to be more confident, how to make people laugh, how to be more likable’,” a pitch for a series on self-improvement. My comment was a factual statement but based on tearing down people when good humor flatters and edifies.
“Judah is a lion’s cub; from the prey, my son, you have gone up. He stooped down; he crouched as a lion and as a lioness; who dares rouse him? The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until tribute comes to him; and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples. (Genesis 49:9-10)”
“How Jordan Peterson Wins An Argument,” which I have always wanted to know how to do, shows one should first expound on points of agreement in order to further a discussion.
Neglecting to mention, I accepted a friend request on Thanksgiving; she and I chatted most of the day:
However, this is not where our story lays today, rather a friend shared this status:
“From Jill Bernard: Guns killed 31 people so we threw them all away. Wait, sorry, that was lettuce.”
“But guns don’t grow on trees,” responding as a Word of the Day from Dictionary.com – waggish – roguish in merriment and good humor, I was attempting to deflect soon to fear a notification from Facebook about a reply:
“Bernard was going to have something to say about it, ‘you grow lettuce weird,’” so my fears were unfounded yet my response went over the top since I have never had a direct conversation with Bernard, a talented professional improviser from Minneapolis-St Paul.
“Oh my gosh
Oh my gosh ❤ your work
Oh my gosh
Oh my gosh ❤ your book
Oh my gosh!
done no Improvisational theater in 5 years; forgot the first rule, always make your scene partner look good; John had a format where he and someone who had never done Improv had a scene on stage, and always was fantastic because John followed that
Aside, Chris, you know you’re not on stage?
Perhaps, yet all is possible in the theater of the Mind,” which I followed with this image:
“For everything created by God is good, (1 Timothy 4:4-5)
and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.”
Marble by mirrored sea
“NaPoWriMo – Week 3: Defining Success and Failure,” from Equestria Daily, might have useful advice.
With Word of the Day from Dictionary.com – dopester – a person who undertakes to predict the outcome of elections, I thought “the work of a critic is easy,” yet he proved to be correct: I celebrated in “A rewarding civic experience,” then arrogantly assumed “I don’t know, Shadows of the Night,” gave up “She’ll be comin’ ‘round the Mountain,” and “Midterm election results 2018: Democrats win House, GOP holds Senate”
“Let me hear what God the LORD will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints;
but let them not turn back to folly. (Psalms 85:8)”
Drunk Starlight by SLB94
Three weeks from today I will be forty; that’s not what is making me feel old or keeping me awake this morning. It’s not even my sister making noise down the hall. It’s a worry.
March 17th someone hit the back of my car and drove off. I did not get much of a chance to read the number on the license, so my insurance has gone up. I followed the instructions of the emergency people and had them take me two miles to hospital, a ride which cost five hundred dollars, which for some reason was not covered in my explanation of benefits, and will go into collection probably next week, so I have to talk to someone, probably.
“But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. (2 Peter 3:7)”
Starlight Glimmer by Centchi
Between the idea for this post and the writing, a tragedy occurred:
A month ago, my father bought two ducklings from an Albertson’s in Oklahoma.
The Royal Sketchbook – Celestia, “Someone told us we looked like ducks, so when we went swimming in a garden pool, Cadence started quacking and we just kept it up. The few guards nearby were trying hard to not crack up…”
On the Facebook marketplace, my sister found the last two things
to make a pond for “Huey Lewis and Quack,” animal carriers,
and the pond is a children’s inflatable pool, but my point is made.
“The Burning,” an episode of Seinfeld, kind of works on two levels, and mirrors good improv, yet I have recently been having some difficulty with communication.
“Cosmo Kramer: Well, I’ve got gonorrhea.
Elaine: That sounds about right.
Elaine: Well, I’m going to hell.
Jerry: That sounds about right.”
Noting my production had fallen below a certain threshold for the first time this month, my supervisor paid me a compliment on Wednesday.
“Arby’s: $1 Coke Floats are here. At participating locations for a limited time. $1 price available for small size drink.”
“‘And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ (Mark 12:30)”
Wow, a year has passed since this animation was posted to YouTube.
Unlike the hosts for ‘Two Best Friends Play,’ the game ‘Fallout 4’ is rated M for Mature, so the following contains extreme violence and much strong language.
“Two Best Sisters Play – Fallout 4” places Princess Celestia and Princess Luna as the players and keeps the guys’ voices.
Luna Fo4 by Captain Pudge Muffin
Machinima also produced ‘Combiner Wars’ and ‘Titan Masters’ for the ‘Prime Wars’ trilogy. Originally supposed to be an adaptation for the ‘Generic Universal RolePlaying System,’ creative differences caused ‘Fallout’ and changes to the title to be legally distinctive.