I’m Alive

I just sent the Guardian rewrite in.  No, I don’t think I’ll write a blog post.


You’ll most assuredly survive.

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    1. I think we can manage. Whether the place will survive the interesting ideas that happen here… that’s a totally different question.

      1. If we just create a wormhole so that we can acquire Sarah’s blog posts from the future, we can all sit here and happily read and comment on as many posts as we want.

        What could possibly go wrong?

        1. An invasion of gryphons. Who decide we are all TOO CUTE FOR WORDS and insist on adopting us as pets.

      2. Exactly. Our Esteemed Hostess should know that when we are left to our own devices we can be a bit … um … unruly

      3. Sigh. I don’t have the space for interesting ideas now.

        I will undoubtedly survive the lack of a blog post, but surviving the Tina Turner medley that just kicked off in my head – that’s rather iffy.

  1. Wow. T.I.R.E.D just drips off of that post! Take care of yourself, and we’ll amuse ourselves.

    Now, somebody tie up the SJW, and I’ll get the darts.

    What do you mean, there isn’t any SJW? Didn’t anybody get the Memo? I wrote you to catch one off of some handy college campus!

    Oh, wait. The memo’s caught in the send buffer for some reason. Never mind.

    Anyone else have any entertaining ideas?

      1. They aren’t racist because that was a long time ago and she hasn’t said anything like it since. (That anyone knows.) Besides, she’s not white so how can it be racist especially when she’s saying what everyone knows to be true?

      2. The problem with the New York Times isn’t that they are racist (though, being Progressive Left that certainly are). The problem with the New York Times is that they have forgotten how to write a friggin’ STORY. They’re DULL. Every would-be intellectual in America (the real intellectuals have better things to do) reads the Times so that they know what they day’s Talking Points are, so they won’t say the wrong thing at the next Important Cocktail Party. Absent that readership (in addition to the New Yorkers who read it because the New York Post is only slightly better, and doesn’t cover The Arts as well) they would be a small provincial newspaper for no especial importance.

        They are so busy trying to make sure that everything they print is he Party Line that they have forgotten that stories can be INTERESTING. I can just imagine Mencken and the scorn he would pour over them.

    1. Not to hollow. I have two novels hanging fire,and for my sins am being haunted by what I honestly pray are JUST short stories including one that calls itself The Maps of Atlantis and which won’t let me have anything but a “feel”

      1. I keep trying to write them on index cards and putting them in my Ziloc Bag Sealed by Solomon, but no such luck.

  2. I’ll survive. After all, I’m a prepper. I’ve got plenty of stories to read in my Kindle.

    On the Western front, looks like a couple of battles between the Antifada Leftists and sympathizers, and Right occurred in Portland Oregon and Berkeley California this weekend. Not sure which groups started the violence, but it sure seems like the Antifada committed the most violence.

    And kudos to the good guy in that Florida park that shot the bad guy.

    1. The stuff I’ve read and seen suggests (OK 95% certain) that Antifa started it. Yeah, I can tell that you’re as surprised as I am.

  3. Well! Be like that. We’ll just take our comments and go home. Nyah! 😛

    Seriously, congrats on finishing and on the Dragon nomination.

      1. Would you like some of the left over plaid paint we have from one of last year’s … rehabs … of the Hun’s layer?

            1. Oh, just say it…. *gurguly voice* IT’S A TRAP!!

              Now on to serious matters…. Who brought the carpton of beer?

      2. Ugh. I just got done putting a primer coat on a bunch of pieces for a short bridge for my backyard (started yesterday, had to wait until today to do backside of plywood), and my arm feels like it wants to fall off.

    1. I’ve painted walls. Now I’m going to clean and do laundry.
      In Petersonian terms, I’m a bad employee and a worse boss, and I should just fire myself and find someone else to be me.

      1. Could you find someone to take the grief you take as you at the pay you’re being paid?

  4. Yay! Congratulations.

    I’m kinda ahead myself; I’m expecting everything (two or three projects) to come crashing in any day now…any day…soon.

  5. Yes, do relax. We will wait patiently.
    (Or as patiently as this crew can accomplish. Boredom does lend itself to explosives and genetic manipulation with this group.)

  6. I am also alive, though tired. A night’s work, packing, a trip from southern MN to central WI. And a diversion to Stevens Point for more Malort.

  7. Well yeah, of course we’ll survive. I mean, what other option is available to us? Zombies can’t read, and Audible won’t give them accounts (I’m sure that’s some sort of aggression, micro- or otherwise), so if we don’t survive we don’t get Guardian.

    Go. Take a nap. Do something that relaxes you, like refinishing a floor or something. I’ll just sit here in my corner and survive.

    1. Actuarial tables seems to suggest that the chance of survival approaches zero by age 200. I think I will not survive indefinitely.

      I would be surprised if the length of today’s blog post has any impact on the timing and cause of my passing.

      1. Actuarial tables are only good at describing aggregate behavior. They’re practically useless for individuals.

        Which gives me hope that I can achieve the improbable, and force them to raise the high end and measures of central tendency of the tables.

    1. Phantom: Your blog needs a correction, I think. The election that will potentially determine trump’s impeachment, is this year, in three months.

      1. Corrected! You were one of ten people to see that mistake. ~:D The Phantom Soapbox is not a must-see destination on the Web.

        1. Also, I suspect that the actual impeachment and removal from office of President Trump isn’t actually in question. I think the questions are impact on rest of the administration politically, and the long term political fallout of Trump.

          1. This is an interesting issue. I don’t see where the Dems are getting anything good out of their extended freakout the last two years. Facebook lost 20% of its share price last week, possibly when word got out to the Advanced Warning crowd what they were planning to do with Alex Jones yesterday. One doesn’t like to imply insider trading, but the confluence of events certainly looks interesting.

            So what’s in it for them, really? They’ve whipped up this frenzy, what good does it do them? All that is really happening right now is that #WalkAway is trending hard.

          1. Some of you are doing very well at it, I must say. I can immediately tell when you link one of my posts, its like Niagara Falls opened.

            I certainly appreciate it. That’s why I try to be sure and thank you every single time. Very exciting to have that many people read something I’ve written, and then comment intelligently on it as well.

            I’ll see about getting that first book out. The procrastination is becoming ridiculous.

  8. Sarah, Editorial called. They’ve got a suggestion about resetting the book in Singapore…

    1. “Stayin’ Alive”: the song immortalized by the American Heart Association. It is the bass tempo you used to use for chest compressions. (IIRC you do it a little slower now.)

  9. OT (if anything is on-topic today), but I see that a mob of violent white people attacked an African-American woman today, all the while chanting “***k White Supremacy!” What’s even more incredible that certain people, who normally never miss a chance to condemn violence against blacks, are curiously silent on the whole affair.

    If I wrote something like this into a story, an editor would reject it for being too absurd.

    1. “Truth is stranger than fiction, because fiction has to make sense.” Rod Machado. Oscar Wilde said something similar.

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