There To Protect

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“Racism has been rampant for hundreds of years, it’s just that in this century people have camera phones to video it. It’s absolutely disgusting that you get mistreated because of the color of your skin. You would think that those that are there to protect us, would protect.”

Niall Horan

Decotora Semi Trucks

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I read this article on the Messy Nessy website about Japanese Truckers. There is a book about them too, called Decotora: 1998-2007 Japanese Art Truck Scene. I’m almost tempted to buy the book. I hope that semis in the United States start decorating their trucks. Perhaps this is already being done in the US, but I don’t see many fancy semis driving through Wisconsin.

In Your Power

Title: [Two people kneeling, working in a field, possibly in Puerto Rico] Creator(s): Delano, Jack, photographer Date Created/Published: 1941 Dec.? Medium: 1 slide : color.
Title: [Two people kneeling, working in a field, possibly in Puerto Rico]
Creator(s): Delano, Jack, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1941 Dec.?
Medium: 1 slide : color.

“Never be hard upon people who are in your power.”

—Charles Dickens

If you have power, you need to be NICE to people. Have you ever worked for someone who abused their power? Happens a lot, unfortunately. I despise people who abuse their power.

Our Self-Importance

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“Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.” –Carl Sagan

Additional info: A Pale Blue Dot

  • Title: [The Earth with the Milky Way and moon]
  • Creator(s): Benda, Wladyslaw T. (Wladyslaw Theodore), 1873-1948., artist
  • Date Created/Published: [1918?]
  • Medium: 1 drawing : charcoal.
  • Public domain illustration from the Library of Congress

Workin’ On A Big Chill – #TGIF

The other weekend I had a Big Chill Weekend…by myself.  I needed to get away from it all so I went to a hotel for a couple nights, using points.  I brought 27 magazines that had piled up at my house, looked through them,

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worked on my blogs, swam, and watched cable TV.  We don’t have cable TV and once again, from channel surfing through the cable channels, I am reminded and grateful that we DO NOT have cable!  I mostly watched The Food Network and HGTV.

Oh, I also ate but was very chillaxed about it.  I was craving TGI Fridays potato skins.  (When I was anticipating my weekend, eating the skins was a goal.  But other goals fell through the cracks.)  I hadn’t eaten at a TGI Fridays in 6 years.  Last time I ordered potato skins, I could order a half order (4 skins), but now they don’t have that option.  So I ate 4 at dinner and 4 the next day for lunch in my hotel room.  The potato skins totally remind me of my sister – eating them and drinking margaritas at TGI Fridays in Los Angeles.

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For Spinko.

The very nice waiter told me they started using better bacon and cheese.

I also ordered a wedge salad which consists of blue cheese dressing, iceberg lettuce, bacon and tomatoes.  It was excellent!

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Here comes the weekend
Sure could use some relaxation to shake these blues
Hand me my sun shades
I’m checkin’ out of here
I’m workin’ on a big chill
Lord I’m workin’ on a big chill

Workin’ On A Big Chill lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Vince Gilbert/Benefit Music/Vinny Mae Music, WINDSWEPT HOLDINGS LLC