Friday, July 24, 2015

Fast Friday Five



How about a "Five Thoughts on Friday"?  Change it up a bit.

Still random, though. Might as well be a Friday Freestyles.

1.So there was another massacre. This time it was at a theater in Louisiana. Sigh. This don't make a lick of sense. One moment life is normal, then it can go tragic at any moment. This always reminds me that tomorrow is never promised. There are days when I come home from work where I just make up a song, just sing a song of praise for making it home. Why? Because there are so many people that left for work that day and didn't make it home.

Whenever I hear a breaking news report such as this, it takes me a moment just to realize that it's for real. I don't remember this type of thing happening when I was young, say, in the 70s and 80s. I am sure it did. But I heard something interesting this morning: What's truly dangerous is when reports of the massacres become normal. And our responses become normal. That's dangerous. Why? Because it means we are more desensitized than ever.

2.  I am pretty much finished with the report I've been working on for the past 2 weeks. I thought I was going to have to disappear back into the lab and generate more data, but a spirited convo with another specialist lets me know I am done. I've been wanting to talk to him for a minute, but I have to catch him when I can take the ego issues. He was surprisingly helpful,  as he has always been. It's just that us with these PhD ego issues gets a bit much. I don't have much of an ego issue, but I tend to get annoyed easily. That is MY problem, and trust me, I'm working on it.

3. Mitchell Lamar had a cloudy eye this week. I thought I was imagining things, but my sister said something was wrong with his eye. Ugh. I snatched him up and stared deep into his funky eyes and hollered "Dude you have one time to cost me a couple of grand in medical costs. Don't expend that this early." But it looks like his eye has cleared up. He's not all leaky and pawing at his eye. He's been running around having a good time, probably wondering why we're looking at him sideways. I looked at him this morning, and he looks clear. I think he and Sister Callie were fighting a bit too hard and she scratched him in the eye or something. So we will see how that goes.

4.  So... I pulled up my Spotify this morning, and I noticed that Jill Scott has a new CD out! *cartwheels around the cubicle area*.   I wish she could put out something out on the level of her first CID. That CD was perfection. It made me cry! I remember calling up The Cowgirl Cre and telling her "You MUST go get this CD! Now!"  She did and we both loved it. We even went to one of her concerts together.  I'm gonna listen to this CD today while I do instrument maintenance.  Hopefully it's some good.   If not, I'll just go back and listen to the first CD!

5. Happy Birthday, Shai! You're one of my favorite long time readers :)  I hope you enjoy your day!

That's it for this Friday!

Five quick thoughts!

I'm looking forward to a quiet weekend. I hope to be laid out like the good Sista Callie Jo. 

Not all out on the floor like that, though.  That's gonna me on the sofa....

Sho' nuff... on purpose.

Sweepstakes still in full affect.  Comment for a chance to win one of a ?# of $100 gift cards?

Wonder how many will be given away?  I think I'm up to 17 posts for the month of July thusfar. So at least 2 gift cards.

That number is sure to be higher by August 15, right?


Have a good weekend!!


  1. Every day when I get to work, I thank God for allowing me to get to work safely and on time. Some crazy things be happening on those freeways!!

    1. I know, right? I've seen the aftermath of some awful car accidents on the way to work. And I work 5 miles from home!

  2. You must tell us how you like Jill Scott's new CD.

    1. I listened to it. Didn't rock my bells. Gonna give it a couple of more listens this weekend. I was just shocked that it came out with no fanfare.

  3. Awww thanks for the birthday wishes. I am surprised.
    I loved Jill Scott's first CD. She was my muse and helped me take my power to another level.

    1. HaPPy Birthday!!!

      First CD was FIYA! I listened to this one. Gonna have to give it a couple more listens, while I'm cleaning the house or something.

    2. opps I meant my poetry to another level. LOL.

  4. The news lately man I can't deal I find myself getting all emotional and somewhat fearful so I only watch it once a week now. I just can't.

    I love Jill Scott .. So far the songs that I have heard been good.

  5. I'll listen to Jill Scott's latest CD and I wasn't that impressed maybe it will grow on me. I am going to see her on August 15th so I'm looking forward to that.


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