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A Month of Blogs Day 22 (A Perfect Day You Had)

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This is going to be not as long as the last one, but here we go - with my dodgy memory. I'm 10 years old, and it is Christmas day. I wake up early and the family opens their presents. I got exactly what I asked for and some clothing. What I wanted was a chemistry set with a microscope that goes to the power of 250X magnification. It was the best gift I can remember getting. All day we munched on nuts and candy and played games together. We almost never had nuts and candy, so it was a heck of a treat to me. The it was time for dinner, and it was the best meal I remember my Mother cooking. It was a rare time when the turkey was not dry as a bone. It was all so very good and I deeply enjoyed it. I felt great gratitude for what I had in life - this I think was the first time I felt this. I literally thought God was shining on me at the time. Later after dinner, my Cousins and my Aunt and Uncle came over. They gave me a record of "Eagles" (the band). I have lost the memory of

A Month of Blogs Day 21 (LOVE) With A Side Talk / Warning

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  Definition: Love is a set of emotions and behaviors characterized by intimacy, passion, and commitment. It involves care, closeness, protectiveness, attraction, affection, and trust. Well, I think it's more dynamic than that. The attraction can be in a non sexual manner. I do think you need to trust people to love them. It is interesting that there are people who keep telling themselves they are in love when there is no trust, but what is really happening is they are just in need of the person in some manner. What is Love to me? It's a force that moves my life and keeps me going. I'd be long gone from this world if I did not have love for people in my life - as well as a general feeling of love toward the natural world and people in general. A lot of people thing simple affection is the same as love, but it is only a part of love, and there can be affection and not actual love. Other uses: People in out language use Love for many feelings or even desires. We call it makin

6 AI Images of Sadness With 2 Prompts to Use

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 Prompt: A woman sitting in the dark looking out her large window onto a city lit up with neon light her back to the camera and silhouetted. Moody and feeling of sadness and longing. Prompt: A man and his dog sitting in the dark looking out her large window onto a city lit up with neon light her back to the camera and silhouetted. Moody and feeling of sadness and longing. Images done with Copilot.

A Month of Blogs Day 20 (Your Celebrity Crush Past or Present)

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Well both of these go back a long way. I am pansexual, so I'm going to include a male and female crush from back in the early days of my life. Burt Reynolds. Believe it or not, he was considered very sexy in the 70's and 80's. It's 1983 (I'm 16) and I see the movie (in the cinema) Stroker Ace. I was like, "dang hers sexy A.F." The infatuation lasted not all that long however, as his style started to annoy the hell out of me after a while, and all the talk about how vane he was turned me the hell off. Lynda Carter. It's around the same time as for Burt, and I'm watching re-runs of Wonder Woman on T.V. I just think she is the most sexy woman I've ever seen, and to this day, the image of her in that outfit makes me warm and fuzzy. I had the desire to be tied up in her golden rope. Again, this did not really last that long. To say the least, I'm rather sure I never crushed on any celebrity again in my life. I just started to see them as fake fo

36 trippy puzzles for Jigsaws Galore (Dark Psychedelic)

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36 trippy puzzles for Jigsaws Galore (225 pieces each) in 4 sets of 9. Images made with Copilot and Playground. I would consider these a bit tougher than average to do. Puzzle files go in: C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Jigsaws Galore\Jigsaws Download HERE .  

A Month of Blogs Day 19 (Your First Love)

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Well, she is dead, so I'll use her real first name - Sarah. Sarah was a small girl in stature, but her personality was larger than life. She also lit up a room when she came into it. I was rather a downer at the time, thinking that the world was nothing but evil and pain. How she fell in love with me I will never know. But one day at a bush party (drinking party in the countryside), there she was. She did not drink anything but Coke that night, and never did I see her drink alcohol. We bonded and over the next two months fell deeply in love.  It was to say the least passionate. When I held her, the world melted away and there was nothing but the warmth that enveloped us. Her favorite food was Greek ribs of all things. Her favorite drink was Dr. Pepper. Her hair was red and her spirit unbreakable. She was ever optimistic in life. She wanted children, even though I though it was a bad idea to bring kids into this world, but we never had that chance. One of her life goals was to go to

A Month of Blogs Day 18 (30 Facts About Me)

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  This is going to be hard. I'm literally terrible about describing myself like this. I find a lot more easy to do about other people. But here we go. 1. I won a gold medal target shooting at a national competition at the age of 12. 2. I have training in information technology. 3. I have training in electronic repair. 4. I have management training. 5. A friend and I drove a beat up old car from Moose Jaw to New Orleans and lived in the car for 2 weeks. 6. I saw B.B. Kink live in a pub in New Orleans. 7. I had a Voodoo cleaning ritual done on me. 8. I have read the entire bible multiple times. 9. I used to be able to hit an apple at 600 yards with my custom made rifle. 10. I seriously injured my spine twice. 11. I officiated 2 wedding ceremonies. 12. I had 100 needles placed into my back in a pattern just to experience it. 13. I've been to several nudist resorts in the USA and Canada. 14. I've seen the grand canyon. 15. I visited Red Rock Stadium, but did not see a concert t

400 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Done With Time

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  400 pieces - 1 hour 2 minutes 18 seconds. It was kind of hard with all the white.

Ziggy's Creamy Potato Salad

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It's creamy tasting, but really rather dry I find. The texture is not all that pleasant as well. The taste is just too strong for me as well. Normally I like strong flavor, but this is kind of a slightly sour taste, and it's not doing it for me. I am sure however, that most people would enjoy this. I'm going to rate it 6/10. It's a good value as well at only $6.99 a tub. It does go down nice with hot dogs.  

4 Small Jigsaw Puzzles Completed With Times

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 All images made with Copilot image generator. Puzzled made with and played on Jigsaws Galore . OOPS on the last one - wrong top image. Time for the puzzle was 1 minute 36 seconds.

A month of Blogs Day 17 (Ways to Win Your Heart)

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You must be a kind person who wants to help others for starters. You don't need to be very romantic, but it helps to be a little romantic. Just love hanging out with me and talking about anything we need to share. Listen to me and give me kind answers. Cooking well is a big bonus as well.  

A Month of Blogs Day 16 (Someone You Miss)

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  I miss my best friend a lot. She was a lot like me in many ways. We had the same personality, sense of humor and taste in movies. We used to just hang out for hours and talk and laugh and so on. He died a while ago, and I will never stop missing her. She suffered a lot in this life, and I know she is free of that now, but I long to have her back with me. To be honest, if we met 20 years before we did, I'd probably end up married to her. But we where just very close friends in or old age, as it where.

A Month of Blogs Day 15 (Run Away)

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If you could run away, where would you go? Well there has to be things in place for me to do so. First I need enough money to stay there the rest of my life. Second I need access to my meds for the rest of my life. Third I need a medical person to check in on me every day and to help me with a couple of things all the time. But if all that was in place, I'd run away to a cabin in the woods by a lake. I'd spend the entire time nude and enjoying my life. I'd go in the lake, I'd enjoy nature. It would have to be far enough away from others, that I would not hear any sounds from people, like cars or anything. The medical person would have to be OK with me not having clothing on of course. I'd enjoy cooking simple meals every day with the food that was delivered as well. When it came time I could not be on my own, I'd just do the medical assisted death thing and be gone in the place I loved to be. Of course, I'd need internet for streaming and keeping in contact

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6 144 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles Completed With Times

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Puzzles made in Copilot AI image maker, and played in Jigsaws Galore . Click images to enlarge if needed. Best views on a computer browser.

A Month of Blogs Day 14 (Describing Your Style)

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  Very casual. I normally have on sweat pants, a T-shirt and runners. I typically don't tend to have socks on, unless it's winter. As for my bloody hair, it's all over unless I cut it all off. I can't seem to do anything with my hair at all, it's just going to stick out all over and look wild. I've never been one for anything fancy other than a short span in the 1980's where I had on actual nice pants, a tailored shirt, and one of those thin ties you saw back then (it was pink leather). In the 1980's my hair was actually nice and kept in place, I don't really know what the hell happened to my hair, but it sucks now.

The Garden, Soup and Photo Sorting

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This is a view of the garden we have outside my building. I love sitting out there and seeing the plants and just enjoying the day. I miss having my own garden, and taking care of my lawn back in the day. But I get to look at the nice plants and be happy at least. Lentil soup is what I eat most of the time. Sometimes I eat it cold out of the fridge, but mostly I eat it hot. I normally use crushed tomatoes, but this time I used stewed tomatoes, and it's way better this way I think. The onion in it sets it off well, and I enjoyed it a lot. So, I had 14,486 photos at 38.1 GB and sorted them down to 9.340 photos at 25.2 GB. I also sorted them into the categories you see here. In the folders there are other folders (mostly) so I can find things more easily. Before it was just a jumble of folders I had to scan through to find stuff. Now it's much more easy to do.  

A Month of Blogs Day 13 (Your Favourite Possession)

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This is Pusheen the cat. I have a bunch of Pusheen toys, but this was my first. It was made by a company that is not the one who makes the toys now, so it is slightly rare. There is a 14 inch one on my fridge from the same company it's it's more rare. But this is my favorite thing in the work. The one on the fridge I pretend to give food and water to, like a real cat, and sometimes cray it around the apartment pretending she is moving around. This one I only interact with in bed and when I'm having a panic attack. Holding her seems to help the panic attal a lot. She sits on the night stand beside the bed and I say good night to her every night and pretend to give her a treat. I know very mature for a 57 year old LOL, but it makes me happy. As soon as I saw Pusheen cartoons many years ago, I fell in love with the character. I was hocked and have not missed a cartoon since. As I say, I have several toys of her in various forms, and love them all, but this is the one I love th

Get To Know Me Blank Graphics (To Fill In)

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A Callus on My Heel Causing Pain

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I have a callus on the heel of my left foot that has been bothering me for years now. I try to put lotion on it, but it often does nothing to help. It ends up pealing off and there is dead skin from my foot all over my apartment (even in the bed). Now and then there will be a spot that cracks or peals too deep and it will give me a lot of pain when I walk, this is such a time sadly. Below is a photo with the spot in question circled. You can get chemicals to apply that will help you peal it all off, but I don't have money to spend on this, and I don't have money to go and get it removed every other month from a professional. Thus I deal with it when I can, and how I can. It's not nearly as bad as it was in the past however, as I've managed over the last several years to reduce it in thickness and keep it from forming deep cracks that can lead to infection. This is caused by repeated pressure on the location and the skin tries to protect it's self by forming a callus

A Month of Blogs Day 12 (Favourite TV Series)

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  Most of my life, my favorite TV show has been Doctor Who. From childhood to this day, I've been a very big fan of the show. It has changed a lot over the years in many ways, and I have been there enjoying them all. Classic Doctor Who (1963-1989) had 695 episodes, some of witch where lost, and some of them the rights to air the shows have been withdrawn by the fellow who owns the rights (if you ask me, his reasoning is a bit nuts). This era, the show had a very low budget, and a lot of the props where literally constructed from garbage that had been salvaged. For several seasons the TARDIS (a ship that flies in time and space) did not exist and the Doctor did not time travel. Originally the Doctor had a grand daughter with him (she was referenced in the Disney series). Most of the TARDIS inside shots where done in a factory complex in the UK, thus looking very industrial. That is to say, other than the control room and a couple other rooms. The control room changed with new doctor

This or That Tag in 20 Parts

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This or That Part 1 of 20 1. Skydiving or SCUBA Diving? 2. Cable or Streaming? 3. Live Theater or Movie? 4. Sunrise Yoga or Sunset Meditation? 5. Sculpture Garden or Mural Wall? 6. Horseback Riding or Cycling? 7. Astronomy or Astrology? 8. Football or Basketball? 9. Leader or Follower? 10. Birdsong or Ocean Waves? This or That Part 2 of 20 1. Streaming or YouTube? 2. New Clothes or New Phone? 3. Big Party or Small Gathering? 4. Sweater or Hoodie? 5. Fiction or Nonfiction? 6. Postcard or Souvenir? 7. Headphones or Speakers? 8. Save or Spend? 9. Stilettos or Ballet Flats? 10. Detective Novel or Fantasy Novel? This or That Part 3 of 20 1. iOS or Android? 2. Flamenco or Tango? 3. TV Shows or Movies? 4. Meadow or Forest? 5. Film Photography or Digital Photography? 6. Train Ride or Bike Ride? 7. Ice Sculpture or Sand Sculpture? 8. Acoustic Guitar or Electric Guitar? 9. Sing or Dance? 10. Couch or Recliner? This or That Part 4 of 20 1. Coffee Cup or Thermos? 2. Highway or Rural Road? 3. Lemon

4 - 100 Piece Puzzles Solved With Times

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Top left 5 min. 26 sec. - Top right 5 min. 9 sec. - Bottom left 5 min. 41 sec. Bottom right 4 min. 54 sec.

A Month of Blogs Day 11 (Your Siblings)

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  As most of the time, image made with Copilot. I only had one sibling and he was my brother. Garth was a rather selfish person from the start, and had traits of a very dishonest person, and an addict from early age. Don't get me wrong, I loved him, but he could honestly not be trusted. There was more than one instance where he took something of min and traded it for booze from one of his friends. He also ended up bringing stuff home from came (military summer camp for the reserves) - this included actual explosives one time. You got to remember my father was a cop, and did nothing about this. He was 16 the first time I saw him extremely drunk. He came home (after driving) and fell down the stairs. I remember how upset my parents where. I also remember them not yelling at him. There was inequity in how we where treated you see. I would have been yelled at - but they knew he was messed up inside his head, and went softly instead. We where not very close I have to say. He kept his di

Socialist Rant Time

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  Q: Is it good to feel guilty about being wealthy? A: To me the difference between being secure and comfortable and hording wealth just for the sake of showing off how much you have, is something you should feel guilty for. Most of the problems in our society today are caused by a very small number of people having most of the wealth and many people not having enough to get by. Crime is way more prevalent in areas of poverty for a reason, people want to NOT BE POOR. The idea that someone who does almost no work and delegates most of what he/she/they do to others to do for them getting 20,000 X more money than someone who works to exhaustion every day is ridiculous and toxic. We live in an age where most consumer industries are making record profits (this includes grocery stores), yet the workers have not been paid a dime more for their work. The entire time inflation is driven by greed for profit, and the same workers can no longer afford basic needs at times. When 70% of your wage go

Warp 5 Mr. Rimmer

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A Month of Blogs Day 10 (Best Friend)

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  3 people in my life I have called best friend. 2 drifted out of my life and the latest one has died on me. I don't know if I will ever have another person with that label. I find it hard to get close enough to a person to count them as a best friend. I'm not going to use names, I'm just going to use a letter for each of them. I rather doubt the other 2 will ever see this, as I'm rather sure they don't even know this page exists - we are not in contact at all, and it's been over 20 years since I saw either of them. First we had M. We went to school together for many years and it was a lot of fun. We did everything together. We would ride our bikes all over the city and out into the countryside. It was different in the 1970's, kids where allowed a lot of freedom. We knew everything about each other and had the same personality completely. Before he left, he started to change and we where not as close. When he left I asked him to write me, so I could know his

Tough Jigsaw Puzzles

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These where generated with Copilot (Bing) and where 256 piece jigsaw puzzles I played in Jigsaws Galore . I have to say, these where a lot harder than I thought they would be. Each one of them ended up taking a bit over an hour to put together. Bottom left was almost 90 minutes to do. I've got 36 more of the same number of pieces in a different folder that I'm going next - they will NOT be as hard as there is way more variety of color in them, so they are easier to landmark. I actually made these to send to a friend, so her grand daughter could do them (set to 25 pieces only for her). I hope she enjoys them. Much later on I have 18 puzzles that are almost 600 pieces. That is about as much as I want to do - any more pieces and I start finding it extremely hard to see them properly. I did do a set of 1000 piece puzzles last year, and they took about 5 hours each, and I had to do them in stages, and not all at once - I needed a break with them - I can't sit her for 5 hours, my