SKewed Clues #7

Welcome to Skewed Clues!

This is a collection of things I think about, find,
want to share, but don’t need a dedicated blog post for.

Lately, my life has been feeling very much like that scene in season 7, episode 1 of Game of Thrones where Sam Tarley is working in the citadel. You know the one.

It is too gross and goes on too long (the same thing on repeat for 1:30!)
for this blog, so here’s a cuter representation.

It’s just the same thing day in and day out.
I feel the need for change, but how?
What exactly do I want?
Do I need to cut something out? Add things?
These are questions that keep me up at night.

Things We Should Know

Julian Assange has been arrested

Transgender Ban in Military Takes Effect

Human Rights Coalition denounces ban

At lest 20 people have been killed while shopping in Pakistan

First Black Hole Photograph and Dr. Kate Bouman

Lift the Mood

Local Loves

I live in Houston. I love living in Houston.
Here’s were I share some of that love.

I just learned this place existed.

Magical Dessert Bar – Houston

Currently Listening To

Whistling. In the office.

I have started to consider something, though…

Is it less irritating when the whistler is whistling a recognizable tune/song or when they are just whistling notes?

Currently Reading

MyChild and I are working our way through the Series of Unfortunate Events.

Currently, we are on the third book of the series.

To read any of my book reviews, check HERE.

Pet Peeve of the Moment

I’m not sure if this is a pet peeve, but it sure is irritating me lately.

Is anyone else just tired of the

You are Better than This!
Buck Up, You Can Do It!
Hang In There, It’ll Get Better!
You Were Made for More!

BULL SHIT

That is just everywhere anymore?

Just me?

I admit, I am often on the pessimistic side of things – blame my Type 6 personality.

But, these platitudes have always rubbed me the wrong way.

I came across this recently

And it’s really stuck with me.

As I said in the beginning, I am craving change.

All of those one-liners I listed above should console or motivate me.

But, you know what?

I have a job I need to do. I need the paycheck. MyChild needs me around and present in her life. Helping her with homework. Making her a costume dress for a living history fair. MyHusband needs a partner who has the time to focus on him. Hell, even MyDog and YourDog need me around for attention and chicken.

I might want to shut myself away and write those books that are screaming in my head (don’t worry, they are coming).
I might want to play hooky and go shopping all day
(someone else please finance this).
I would LOVE to take a week-long trip to a tropical island
(even though I am not a beach-girl).
I might want to run away and join the circus
(I know there’s no circus to run away to anymore).

I may be made for better and greater things,
but right now reality tells me this
is where I need to be and what I need to be doing.

I am doing my best to block these toxic (to me) words and promotions from being shoved down my throat, but sometimes it is hard. Here’s to getting through it.

See you next time!

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