Question of the Day 6-25-2018

Please feel free to answer these questions on your blog or in the responses. If you leave me a link to your post, I will re-post it on my blog. You can also feel free to forward these questions to anybody who might be interested. Thank you to those who have already shared their thoughts.

I’ve decided to only do Questions on weekdays. I just don’t have time (or sometimes energy) on the weekends.


What are your top five favorite TV shows?

I tend to change what kind of TV I like, depending on what I feel like watching. If I had to list my top five shows, they would go something like this:

  1. Firefly – because… well….. just because.
  2. Documentaries – history, crime or just about anything which looks interesting.
  3. Reality TV – mostly because I’m a writer and writer’s love to peek into other people’s lives. (But please, no Bachelor, Bachelorette or any show eating yucky things).
  4. Cooking shows – not sure why, I just like them. And how are they that darn happy all the time?
  5. Amazon Prime’s Bosch. If you love the Harry Bosch series, you need to watch this series.

TV isn’t a big deal for me. In fact, we don’t even have a TV in the house anymore. We do, however, have computers for watching. I don’t watch TV on a regular basis, unless I am using it as background noise when I am working on the computer. In those cases, I usually listen to short attention span shows like Buzzfeed Unsolved.

Hey, maybe I should add that one to my list!

What do you watch?

 

 

 

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Response – Reena’s Exploration Challenge – Week 42 6-24-2018

Reena’s Exploration Challenge

THE CHALLENGE

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Edit only if you think something has slipped below generally acceptable levels of decency.


 

Wild-

Wild is the way wind and the rain sculpt her out of insubstantial to substantial, bringing the flash and rumble of winter storms into the limitless depths of his heart. It is the echo of raptor’s screams as she nears, harrowing storm clouds like mythic Huntsmistresses of old.

No one had ever known wild as he has known wild. Bucking bronco across the rim of the canyon, swimming whitewater, drowning into the depths of dark and deep and mystery vaster than the far reaches of outer space. Smaller than the careless pinprick of his fingertip, dripping blood across fungi laced and lying deep, connecting the world from below, demons fingers in the dark.

 

 

 

 

Reena’s Exploration Challenge – Week 42 6-22-2018

Reena’s Exploration Challenge

I came across an interesting piece and style of writing by Rob Brezsny. The art of expanding a word or idea or concept into more, performing a surgery on it and expressing it only as a writer can – is not only commendable, but something I bow in reverence to.

 DEFINITION: THE FEAR

The fear narrows and sings and burns through. The fear is the belly music from a white sky awakening him too fast for the ten thousandth time, daring him to lie unprotected in the morning dirt. The fear is a camera watching him without photos, without pleasure.

An iron shoe reminds him of the fear, an iron useless shoe or a dream of a groaning sun or an ancient soothing Europe he can’t escape. The fear is almost like love. It forces him to dance even when there’s no one to impress. It convinces him that all confusions are equally desirable and worthy of devotion. It remembers back before he was born, when the old grey skin of his future hands was first promised.

He’s considerate of the fear. The fear gives him sneaky, comfortable schemes he’s not cunning enough to deserve. It’s rich with glowing, primordial lies he’s not evil enough to compose himself. It comes from far away. It works his imagination twice as hard as necessary.

DEFINITION: THE WISH

The wish is a lazy desire helping you to remember what you’re supposed to be afraid of. The wish is a superstition that comes true accidentally, making you smarter whether you deserve it or not. Try to summon a primal memory of being utterly welcome. You can’t, of course: The wish prevents it. The wish is the opposite of what you know, a foolproof technique for imitating pleasure.

Like a personality eating itself alive, like a cloudy disintegrating fuck in a bed soaked with milk, like a cool furnace incinerating the props of a nightmare too slowly, the wish conceals its ignorance brilliantly. The wish is impossible to master or love, though it generously excuses you for practicing black magic on yourself.

Pretend the wish is harmless if you want, but don’t give it your fascination or repulsion. As a miracle, the wish can kill. It can cheat you out of your precious obsessions and lie to you about what good you do for people. It may never remind you how inferior it is to believe that some opinions are truer than others. With enough of its training, you would begin to imagine that the wish is more mysterious than you. You would dream that you live on the planet of vampires where everyone loves you for the wrong reason.

If you are interested in more, visit the following link

https://www.freewillastrology.com/writings/

THE CHALLENGE

challenge 42

Edit only if you think something has slipped below generally acceptable levels of decency.

A link to my thought-burst is posted in the Comments section. I have capped it at 200 words, only to spare you of a verbal overdose, and I couldn’t match the intensity and depth of Rob Brezsny. To each our own …..

LAST WEEK’S RECAP

Reena Saxena at

https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2018/06/14/erasure-poetry-blues/

hecblogger (Amit Agrawal) at

http://playingwithwords.blog/2018/06/15/erasure-poetry-blue/

Eugenia at

http://amanpan.com/2018/06/15/blue-spirit/

athling2001 at

https://athling2001.wordpress.com/2018/06/16/reenas-exploration-challenge-week-41-6-15-2018/

Indira at

https://amaltaas.wordpress.com/2018/06/17/reenas-exploration-challenge-week-41/

Question of the Day 6-22-2018

Please feel free to answer these questions on your blog or in the responses. If you leave me a link to your post, I will re-post it on my blog. You can also feel free to forward these questions to anybody who might be interested. Thank you to those who have already shared their thoughts.

I’ve decided to only do Questions on weekdays. I just don’t have time (or sometimes energy) on the weekends.


What is one step you have taken towards a current goal?

My biggest goal at this time is to finalize my filing for bankruptcy. Filing is a reality I have put off and ignored for too long. Now, I have to step forward and do what needs to be done, instead of hiding and crying because I don’t want to do it. At this point, it doesn’t matter if I want to file or not. I have no other choice.

To take a step forward, I dropped off the paperwork last Monday and have a meeting set for next Monday to turn in the final paperwork and meet with the lawyer.

I don’t like this. I don’t like not paying what I owe. Truth is, besides having no choice, I will be paying it all, just not on the schedule or timetable the creditors want.

My biggest fear is that the payments will be more than I can handle, what with still paying my mortgage, car and bank loan outside of the bankruptcy. I don’t want to live with this stress for another five years.

People tell me to just calm down, that the Trustee won’t set me up for failure, but until I know…. I’ll worry.

What steps have you taken towards your goal?

Question of the Day 6-21-2018

Please feel free to answer these questions on your blog or in the responses. If you leave me a link to your post, I will re-post it on my blog. You can also feel free to forward these questions to anybody who might be interested. Thank you to those who have already shared their thoughts.

I’ve decided to only do Questions on weekdays. I just don’t have time on the weekends.


 If you won the lottery, what would you do?

Scream! Scream! Scream!

Ah, probably not. I’d wonder when they’d realize they made a mistake and come to take the money back!

But, let’s say money is no object. I won the lottery or whatever. That rich Uncle who dies and leaves me a fortune. Though if I had that rich Uncle….. I wish I’d known.

Anyway, I’ve always had a plan for how I would put my financial world to rights if I received a landfall of cash.

First, I would pay off my bills, including my house. I would set up an account to pay the monthly utilities automatically to free me from that obligation.

I would deposit a large sum into saving every month.

I would pay my family back a lump–sum of the money I have had to borrow over the years to stay afloat.

I would give a lump-sum to several of my friends who could use the money.

I would buy my youngest a car (once he gets his license). Just so you don’t think I’m  ignoring my oldest, I gave her my old car when I purchased myself a new one.

I would live at the beach half of the year. This necessitating, of course, retiring early. Maybe at different beaches every year.

I would live in England for a couple of years.

I don’t know that I’d want a bigger house, but I would fix the issues with my current house. I would l hire landscapers to make the grounds look the way I’ve always wanted them to look and to take care of mowing, raking and other tasks! I would have a sunroom added to the house, redo the kitchen and who knows what else.

Remember, for this fantasy, money isn’t an issue.

I would spend a certain, substantial, amount a month on my model horse collection.

I would travel with my friends and pay for the whole trip.

I would have a farm and some horses, even if they weren’t there for anything but to live out their lives in peace and quiet.

Oh, have one of those outdoor cat houses built for my cats.

I would buy as much forest land as possible and turn it into a natural preserve. If I could do the same with the rainforest, I would do that, too.

I would donate regularly to several charities and, somehow, find a way to feed all the hungry in my town. Even if I had to pay for every meal, no one would go hungry.

As for myself, I have no interest in plastic surgery (yuck!), but I might get my varicose veins zapped and try to decrease the brown spots and such on my face and arms.

Ah, fantasy, how vain you are! I may never get any of the above, but isn’t it fun to pretend?

What would you do if money was no object?