Whenever I know I want to write something, but don’t know what I want to write about, I open my Amazon Photos account and look at recent pics. Why? It tells me what’s been on my mind lately, even if it doesn’t tell me why. For example, I obviously downloaded this pic recently meaning to say something to somebody (or everybody) about it, but never did:
Probably I was going to use it to poke the box on Facebook and get some radical anti-Kaeps out there to try to argue with me that Colin Kaepernick was black-balled because he was a terrible quarterback (he wasn’t) and not because he took a stance on free speech and racial inequality (he did). I could go on and on about him to this day and talk about the unfair treatment he received by the media, the fans, and the NFL, but I won’t because this post is about Tom not Col.
Other things I find in the scrap heap are memes I undoubtedly shared with friends via text, on Facebook, or on some bathroom wall next to Rodger’s number. Call him, seriously, for a great time. Bring beer. But two of them I recently downloaded actually made me laugh out loud and snort because (a) I’m an idiot, and (b) I’m a geek:
If you get ‘em you get ‘em. If you don’t get ‘em, it’s okay, they appeal to a certain genre and to a certain type of neural cluster that you really only find concentrated in idiot geeks, like me.
I also found in my inspirational, automatically-uploaded photo quest two recent pictures of beers, taken on separate days.
This is telling because it reveals that Tom, the ordained one, has returned to church not just once, recently, but at least twice. What does this reveal to the world at large? The pandemic has ended? Pandemic-fatigue is real? Pastor Tom is taking advantage of the super-immunity granted by shots, boosters, and actual infection to live a bit between shutdowns? I don’t have answers, folks, not today. Today I’m just asking questions.
Another one I found was simply the cover of a book:
This one is currently blowing me away. It’s been a long time since I’ve reread chapters in a book I haven’t finished just to get a better sense of what I’m reading (Harari probably got me with that last). But this one is like wow. Chapter 5 (and 6) are stunning. Powerful. Revealing. Validating. Well-written, too. I posted this on FB earlier this week to recommend it, but it mostly got lost in the mix of another thread that started when I said this:
“I think we ought to be paying more attention to the 7-hour gap than the open-handed slap, but I’m silly like that.”
That one received more than a hundred responses. A lot of people were calling me names or suggesting I’m way too lefty liberal or way more righty conservative again because I (a) still hate Donald Trump and think he should be in jail, and (b) still think Joe Biden is better than Donald Trump and is doing an “okay” job. Although, I also must say, there were many on that thread that came to my defense and even praised my response to the trolls.
OH! That guy just went in unprotected against Hurricane Tom!One Fella
At any rate, that was a little journey through the psyche of a meme-gathering, photo-shooting, beer-drinking idiot geek who sometimes, occasionally, can tell a straight-line story:
Finally, some pics of dogs:
That’s all I got; more pics than words. Have a great one, folks! Be ready for anything. ❤️