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If I had wanted cream and sugar, why order the damn coffee?

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Monday’s Run.

Update: Oops. Not Monday’s Run. My Bad.

Here’s Monday’s Run.

Monday Morning

I’m enjoying my morning coffee, getting ready to pour mug number two. After I finish that I’m going to head out the door for a run. It’s a beautiful, bright sky at the moment. There’s not much of a breeze, which I prefer when I go running.

I’ve already given the cats their morning treat, and let Freddy upstairs to snuggle with Tina, who’s sleeping in. I don’t blame her. I almost stayed in bed longer. However, I do want to get out and run. Despite the irritation to my Achilles tendons, I enjoy running. I also enjoy the benefits derived from my running. I just have to routinely ice my tendons and heels after I run.

Anyway, I’ve emptied my mug. I’m going to go get it re-filled and get ready for my run. You all have a great day.

Well, except for some of you. I’d rather you have a miserable day. Not because that’s what I want for you, but because that’s what you want for you. And I’m a fan of you getting what you want.

Celebration!

Tina and myself will be going off to Brainerd soon to celebrate the birthdays of all three of her grand-cridders. None of them actually have a birthday today. This day is roughly in the middle of all their birthdays. Tina, being a good grandmother, bought these squirt guns that are more like giant plastic syringes without the needles. You suck up water from a bucket like its a syringe, then shoot the water out with a strong push. Supposedly you can shoot the water 30 feet. They were a buck a piece. She bought 15 of them. That’ll keep the kiddos happy for the day.

Stolen!

Off of Facebook from Richard H. Wood. And with his permission!

This is from my Facebook archive and just a reminder of what I said a day after election day because I couldn’t believe America was filled with so many fucking morons.

Show me where I was wrong:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 2:02pm EST
Richard H. Wood updated his status.
Hey, seniors? You like your Social Security and Medicare? Well you just voted to privatize that (in case you didn’t realize, it means giving it to Wall St. so they can gamble it in the Big Casino). Cat food’s in Aisle 5.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 12:24pm EST
And for those of you who are butthurt about me calling Trump a Nazi? Well he was endorsed by the American Nazi Party and the Ku Klux Klan. The fuck else am I gonna call him?

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11:47am EST
You’re worried about the big banks charging too many fees and doing stupid shit with your money? Well you just voted to deregulate them.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11:45am EST
You say you hate corporations, right? Well you just voted to privatize the interstate highway system. Have fun paying tolls every 20 feet.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11:42am EST
Richard H. Wood updated his status.
Hey, do you know one of the 16 million Americans who finally got healthcare through the ACA? Good luck telling them that’s going away real soon. You just voted for that too.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11:41am EST
Richard H. Wood updated his status.
You like your national parks? They’ll look so much better with oil wells in them, won’t they? What, you just voted for that.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11:38am EST
Hey, you got any LGBT friends, relatives? Good luck telling them how you were one of those who voted to take their civil rights away.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11:31am EST
Hey, what are you gonna tell your kids when their little brown friends from school and the neighborhood get rounded up and sent back to wherever their parents came from? Good luck with that.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 10:30am EST
Richard H. Wood updated his status.
I hope all of you with young sons understand that the President-elect becomes a role model for them. I hope all of you with young daughters understand they will have to deal with those sons who are inspired by the President-elect though their formative years. (Effectively, “if the President can grab them by the pussy, so can I.” Good luck with that)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 10:15am EST
And you worry so fucking much about someone kneeling for the national anthem or disrespecting the flag? In the near future, you’ll be able to watch your next President take a shit on everything it stands for.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 10:07am EST
And just think, when I served this country 30-odd years ago, I used to kill Russian sympathizers. Last night we elected one. USA! USA! USA!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 9:53am EST
Our “Greatest Generation” fought a world war against assholes like the one we elected last night. Good going, America.

I Don’t Recognize My Country

The President of the United States defended Nazis and was praised by the former Grand Wizard of the KKK. What the hell happened to my country?

There is Also Love In This World

A reminder that the only effective way to fight hate is with love.

Tell me you don’t feel the power of love in that video.

Cleaning and Organizing

My desk was a pile of papers. So, I went about sorting and shredding. I now have a clear desk. I am also cleaning out empty shoe boxes and other various junk to throw into either the recycle bin or the garbage. This is the usual routine I go through when I am approaching a new semester. I’ve got two classes coming up – both online – and I am clearing the clutter as a representation of clearing my mind for new knowledge.

Another Industrious Day

Tina and I went to Peggy Sue’s for breakfast. Then we walked the Moose Lake State Trail, the one that goes along side the MSOP grounds. After that I dropped her off at the Beck’s Road trail head and Tina walked from there to home. I did mowing. Now I’m waiting for my Fitbit to charge up and I think I’ll go for a run. Oh, and laundry is also half done.

One More Test

It will be the last test. Unless, of course, it isn’t.