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Well, we are back from Ireland. Obviously, I didn’t post anything about the trip on my blog. I became caught up in Ireland and chose to stay in the moment and not spend time crafting blog posts. However, the journey is over; we are back home, and I have many pictures to work through.
Here is one to tease your interest.
It’s off to Ireland for a Catholic pilgrimage of sacred sites. More to follow in the coming days.
In jobs, there are micro-managers. I am experiencing the frustration of having a class run by a micro-teacher. This instructor writes out the modules for what you have to learn and includes step-by-step instructions on how to study! So, it’s not just about what you learn, but how you are to learn! It’s agonizingly frustrating dealing with her online course setup. Not only does this person micro-teach, they are a perfectionist and have to explain everything in minute detail, resulting in an insufferable amount of links and pages, and pages and links. Don’t get me wrong, the instructor is a pleasant enough person, but for fuck sake! I spend a college credit’s amount of time just navigating the fucking course pages.
… people in a hierarchy tend to rise to “a level of respective incompetence”: employees are promoted based on their success in previous jobs until they reach a level at which they are no longer competent, as skills in one job do not necessarily translate to another.Wikipedia
I hope you enjoy this very short story of mine.
Update: I somehow managed to delete the original post of my short short story. I have since managed to get it posted.
Can we all agree it’s “Eat your cake and have it too” and not “Have your cake and eat it too.” The latter is a proper and correct order. Of course, you can have your cake and eat it. If you don’t have the cake first, you obviously can’t eat it.
It’s the former that insinuates greed. Once you eat your cake, how can you then have it? You can’t. It’s gone!!!! So, clearly, “Eat your cake and have it too” is the right and proper saying.
Those of you that think otherwise, you’re mistaken. Just eat some cake and deal with it.
Just a quick post as I watch “Rouge One,” the best Star Wars film to date. The Prequiles lacked good direction and had poor dialogue. Though “Revenge of the Sith” was better than the first two. They are enjoyable. “A New Hope” was a great story and, despite (again) poor direction for the actors was a ground-breaking film in its time. The following two of the middle trilogy were worthy films with much better direction. George Lucus is imaginative as hell but couldn’t dialogue his way out of a wet paper bag.
The third trilogy films had excellent acting. But they had inconsistent stories between them. And “The Force Awakens” was derivative. It was just lazy writing. While most die-hard Star Wars fans hate “The Last Jedi,” as did some of the actors, I found it to be the strongest of the last three. The loss of faith Luke experiences is relatable. As is his finding it. Plus, it was nice to see Yoda. “The Rise of Skywalker” didn’t suck, but it also suffered from lazy writing. Plus, the title makes no sense whatsoever.