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Aniki's picture

Better late than never! TGIF, STalkers. Let's get down to it.

Eff off to: 

  • Zoom. Gadzooks, I am sooooooooo sick of Zoom. Yes, it's a handy tool and I believe some businesses will continue to use zoom over the expense of travel. But effin' eff, I a tired of multiple calls a day that go OVER the allotted time - mostly due to...
  • King Pita. Effer, please get abducted by aliens. Or kidnapped by the Cartel. Or go on vacation for a damn week. On Pluto. ANYTHING so I don't have to listen to you yammer on and on and on and on and on and on....
  • Car Warranty scam effers. I haven't owned that car since 2012! 
  • Everything political. I swear that the next time someone tries to get into a political discussion with me (with the sole purpose of trying to sway me to their way of thinking) I will literally scream at the top of lungs. Right in their face. Let's talk about lack of snowfall this year, puppies, softball-sized hemorrhoids, 3-foot spiders... but NO EFFING POLITICS. 


Wishing you a stress-free and enjoyable weekend! 

~powersniffs calming lavender while dreaming of Sea Glass sauvignon blanc~



I deleted a comment because it had specific political references. It was not a rude comment, but names of politicians, political parties, etc, are no-go. Sorry. If you want a political discussion, please create a blog for it. *give_rose*


DPW's picture

Ugh, politics and religion and what side you are on re: covid... I said to SO the other day, I'm not talking to anyone about these three subjects. I will be Switzerland. Act neutral when brought up and inch my way out of the room. People are too hyped up. 

Eff off to... everything. Just one of those days.

Aniki's picture

DPW. Sister! Yesterday I said to DH, "This Finn is now effing Switzerland. I've bloody well HAD IT."

I am so sick of the effing hyped up effers that I am dreaming of going off grid.

Gimlet's picture

I don't even have the energy to be Switzerland at this point.  I'm so raw and sad and worried, I've been reading historical fiction mysteries and deciding to not talk about it with anyone.  And of course we all still have personal stuff, and work, and COVID.  And it sucks because I care and I want things to get better but I have no idea how to even frame that right now.  

Reminds me of the first stanza of one of my very favorite poems:

Turning and turning in the widening gyre  

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere   

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

The best lack all conviction, while the worst   

Are full of passionate intensity.

Aniki's picture

Very fitting. Darlin', I also care and want things to get better, but it seems like too many people are too.. angry to think of anything other than being angry. This is a frightening time in more ways than one. {{{hugs}}}

You are one of the very few people I could actually spend time with right now. Too bad we can't have a mini slumber party with cocktails and appetizers. *kiss2*

CajunMom's picture

I can't even be Switzerland.....I'm more like my own little compound and you must know the secret word to get in. I have fears and legitimate concerns but to find someone who can rationally talk about these issues is a rare find. I'm tired of the fear-mongers and the haters. I just want a peaceful and safe life.

Aniki's picture

DH and I were just talking and he said I'm the only one with whom he shares his deep fears/concerns because he doesn't trust anyone else any more. That's so sad, but I can relate. People have gone whackadoo.

Aniki's picture

The Second Coming by Yeats


Turning and turning in the widening gyre   

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere   

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

The best lack all conviction, while the worst   

Are full of passionate intensity.


Surely some revelation is at hand;

Surely the Second Coming is at hand.   

The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out   

When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi

Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert   

A shape with lion body and the head of a man,   

A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,   

Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it   

Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.   

The darkness drops again; but now I know   

That twenty centuries of stony sleep

Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,   

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,   

Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

queensway's picture

TGIF. Honestly everyday seems the same this week. Crazy. But everything I needed to get done today was done my 1pm. So my weekend has started.

Not a lot of snow YET! It could be coming.Brace yourself!

Puppies are something to make you feel good. And love if you have one.


Who doesn't love puppies.

On to softball-sized hemorrhoids, yes I must say I do know a few people like that. Just a real pain in my @ss.

No politics today and wishing you a great weekend.


Aniki's picture

Queen, I'm ready to cancel my subscription to 2021. Ugh.

We are seriously lacking in snow. There has been talk this might be a record low year. Dammit! However, I also read an article about the polar vortex splitting "which may lead to weeks of wild winter weather". Bring it on, Mother Nature!

Well, there are actually some people who do not like puppies. Weirdos! 

xoxo *give_rose*

DPW's picture

We have almost no snow over the water as well. I bought SO and I some snowshoes to get me excited about SOMETHING over this to-be-dreadful winter and alas, no snow!

Aniki's picture

Gimmy, the best pita sammich I ever had was at a dinner with tapas paired with wine. One was Greek Kleftiko (made with goat) in a mini pita. It was absolutely divine and I remember wishing it was a regular-sized pita full of that goat meat! I will have to dig up my notes to see what wine was served...

Cover1W's picture

DH loves to talk about what's going on, he's a big government studies person, knows about ALOT of each presidency, etc. He does this for fun. So he's been non-stop watching and reading about the current state of the "union."

I cannot keep up.  i have work. I have my personal stuff to manage. I read up when I can just not to the level he does.

I have told him I cannot handle a big involved enigmatic energetic discussion right now, which does not mean I don't care.

I am NOT making dinner tonight. Eff it. I'm getting out my wine, maybe some soup and crackers, and that's it. We'll see how he does as I've been cooking non-stop all week for us.  YSD comes back on Monday after two weeks and I will NOT be doing most of the grocery shopping/cooking like I have been. He's going to throw a tantrum.  Have at it DH.

Aniki's picture

Cover, my DH reads news constantly. I had a mini tantrum the other day when we got in the car for a drive and he turned up the news. I said, "DH, if you're going to listen to the effing news, you can take me back home. We're taking a drive to RELAX." He popped in a ELO CD. *dirol*

I will bits here and there, but rely on DH to tell me "the important stuff". We are going through some major changes at work, I've been dealing with my sister being a craptastic arsehole, and I'm tired. I care. But I'm worn the eff out. 

DH is buying me Mexican tonight. That's mucho points in his favor because he will also get me a top shelf margarita. Estoy lista!

You go girl. xoxo

futurobrillante99's picture

Your husband my retired BF are two peas in the same pod. He watches WAY too much and when he's not watching, he's got pod casts going. This past Wednesday, he stayed up as long as he could to see how things turned out.

I don't have the time to research like he does and a few times, earlier in our relationship, he would ask me my sources and then question them. I said, "Look dude, I'm at work all day, not retired and consuming HOURS of news sources and doing research. I'm having a conversation and I don't have to provide a works cited page." Very annoying. Thankfully, he's calmed down a bit.

Cover1W, do you ever get the impression your DH is trying to convince you of things and does he get agitated when you don't agree with him? My BF has been known to get that way but I know it's his own ego driving that. If he can make me see things his way that makes him feel better about himself and his beliefs. I am a free thinker. He thinks HE is a free thinker, but he drinks the kool aid from his side. I'm somewhere in the middle and he's been trying to get me to drink the koolaid. Nope.

Aniki's picture

I look at this a bit like how we divvy up chores and responsibilities. I love cooking; DH does dishes. I do all things laundry; DH mops and vacuums. I come up with relaxing activities so DH can get a break from the news, which stresses me the eff out. I can only take so much of it. He's a "processor". Maybe it's a weird balance, but it works for us.

Merry's picture

Political junkie here. But I can't TALK about this stuff with anyone other than DH. Goes off the rails way too fast. I would like to come back in about a hundred years to see what historians say about this period.

A giant eff off to people who don't even consider that a point of view other than their own might have some merit.

Aniki's picture

Merry, I can talk about it with DH because we discuss. Too many are incapable. 

I am always open to listening when it is a respectful discussion. Once someone gets p!ssy and aggressive, I'm out.

thinkthrice's picture

Get about 3 robocalls a day