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Sunday Morning Ramblings – June 23, 2019 June 23, 2019

Filed under: Confessional,Ramblings — jerzygirl45 @ 10:59 am

9:29 am

Sunday morning, june 23rd, 9:30 in the morning.

First off – sorry about the spacing. I don’t know how to fix it yet, but hopefully I can figure it out.

Sitting here jamming to one of my all-time favorite albums, “Nick of Time” by Bonnie Raitt, singing (screeching probably). Computer room window open and I don’t even care.

Been up almost 2 hrs. Wanted to do something slightly productive, so I got up threw my garbage together and took it to the back of my building. Also threwc out a couple of things taking up space and aren’t really making me happy. No I’m not going full Marie Kondo (although she does seem very sweet); I will not be thanking my possessions.

I’ve been tackling some paperwork clutter. Yesterday I scanned some stuff into the computer. Now I’m going through some “mag pulls” – pages ripped out my many subscriptions (Essence, Oprah, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, and Woman’s Day). If I see something interesting I rip it out and put it aside, to look up more info or whatever. A lot of times, by the time I get around to going through my pile, I’ve totally forgotten why I even pulled it in the first place.

When I do remember, I look up the product, or idea, or person, then add it to my pinterest or share it on social media. Right now I have a crap ton of stuff to get through, and I don’t want to spam my twitter timeline (eh, maybe I will, anyway), but then I thought “maybe work all this into some sort of blog post?”. So let’s try that, shall we ?

Don’t worry, I’m not gonna bombard you with everything at once. ‘ll throw a few into this post, and then, hopefully, I’ll be consistent and throw a few more at you in the coming days.

Yeah, I know – consistency hasn’t been my strong point on the blogging front. I’ll try to do better.

Here are a few interesting things I found/looked up/shared:

First up, here’s an article about a young African American female entrepreneur, that I read about in the June 2019 issue of Essence, trying to make her mark on the Wellness industry:

Olde Founder Trinity Mouzon Wofford Wants To Bring Inclusivity And Accessibility To Wellness


Here we have a young woman, also noted in the June 2019 Essence issue, currently working hair into her art:


There was recipe for Mexican Grilled Corn, that I found in the June 2019 issue of Ophrah magazine that I wanted to pin, but it didn’t come up on the website. I’ve had that happen before: it’s in the mag but can’t be found on the site. Like, what the hell?!

Then I just did a Google search for “Mexian Grilled Corn Oprah mag” and I got it. Sort of. It came up in a different format, as part of a general list of grilled corn recipes:


Here’s the actual mag pull:

Oprah magazine, June 2019

In the same issue of Oprah magazin, I read an article about Footsteps, an organization that helps with people who decide to leave th Orthodox Jewish Community:


There’s lots more stuff to go through, but I don’t want this post to get ridiculously long (okay, it kinda already is, but whatev) so I’m gonna end it here. Hopefully you’ll find this stuff as interesting as I did.

You can also check out my Twitter for other bits of randomness: @jerzygirl45 https://twitter.com/jerzygirl45


Nick of Time – Bonnie Raitt

“Dream Lover” – Bobby Darin

“The Weight” – Cassandra Wilson

Straight Til Morning – Blues Traveler

Hymns – Corey Glover


Hey, Jackie … May 12, 2019

Filed under: Confessional,poetry,Ramblings,Really Bad Navel-Gazing Poetry,RIP,tribute — jerzygirl45 @ 4:11 pm

I usually don’t cry on Mother’s Day …

It’s been … like, 40 years.

But I saw your picture. I mean,

really …

saw it

looked at …

examined …

searched for …

traces of me

who I could be

if you were still here.


I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaack!! AKA #NaBloWriMo AKA #whatthehell November 1, 2016

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Hey – remember me? I used to post stuff here. On my blog. One of many. That I’ve basically abandoned. I saw something online and I think I might participate in it. So – you’ve no doubt heard of NaNoWriMo.

No? Well NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to write every day, and by the end of the month you’re supposed to have completed 50,000 word novel.

Yeah – not doing that.

There’s also NaPoWriMo, for writing a poem a day, which happens in April. I actually did NaPoWriMo one year. You know, back when I actually posted stuff to this blog.

It was interesting, and kind of fun. Not that every poem I wrote was a winner, but I’m quite proud of what I did.

So, anyway, apparently there is a blogging version of this writing thing, called NaBloPoMo. Aaaaaand, you guessed it – this is my first post. (Yep, there’s “Blo” in the name, but I’m gonna be a grownup and leave it alone)

Mind you, if you participate in any of these things, you’re supposed to sign up or register or something. Make it known on the official sites.

Yeah – not doing that

But anyway, you can check out ideas and prompts and just get some general info on the whole thing.

So, let’s see how this goes.


Weather Report July 20, 2015

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Jeezus.  It’s almost 9:00 at night and it’s still hotter than Satan’s butt hole!


And yes – once the temperature dips I will be complaining about it being colder than … something.  I don’t know. I’ve still got a few months to think of it.





Oh Happy Day July 17, 2015


Happy summer, everybody.


In a world where some people are actually excited by the words “Trump for President”, something truly wonderful has happened, that you may or may not be aware of.


One of the greatest comic strips ever conceived, has, blessedly, returned to us: Bloom County. The Pulitzer Prize-winning comic originally ran from December of 1980 until August of 1989.


The creator, Berke Breathed has woken up his main character, Opus the penguin, 26 years after we last read of him. We also have his other classic characters Bill the Cat, Milo Bloom and others.


From the Wikipedia article, in discussing the return:


A fan asked in the comments on the picture if this was in response to Donald Trump’s return to the political spectrum, and Mr. Breathed responded to the comment that "This creator can’t precisely deny that the chap you mention had nothing to do with it."


New strips are being posted on Mr. Breathed’s Facebook page. You really should make checking them out a daily habit.








I feel like this world is telling me, telling us – don’t breathe while being black.


You’re sleeping in your own house – you get shot.

You go to the store for snacks – you get killed

You go enjoy a dip in pool – you get cursed at, gun drawn on you, flung around

    and your face smushed in the grass

You exercise your constitutionally given right to free speech – you get charged

     with resisting arrest

You don’t shuffle along fast enough you get the silver bracelets

You drive a car that’s just a little too nice – you get pulled over and assumed to be

    a car jacker.

You’re unarmed, but you panic and run (fight or flight) – you get shot.

You’re unarmed, you stand in place, you get shot

You’re driving home from your bachelor party – you get shot

You get in a car accident, you knock on someone’s door for help – you get shot

You play your music too loud – you get shot

You go to church, to pray – for peace, for justice, for healing – YOU GET FUCKING SHOT!!


Is this real life, right now?


I’m sitting here tearing up. I’m tired of this bullshit. First we were brought here for labor. Not we’re just for target practice.


And what will the media say about the victims? Will they pull out their bag of pre-conceived notions, sink into the muck and scrounge around for every single “misdeed” than any of these people may have done ever in their lives? Will they paint this not as a Bible study, but as some sort of agitator’s conference? “Oh, yeah. We know – them darkies just up to no good. Can’t have too many of them congregatin’ in one place


And what does the media say about the killer? Will they call him a poor mixed up young kid? “He’s sick. He needs our understanding”


Fuck that. He’s a goddamn racist fucking terrorist bastard.


And he’s homegrown.


My home.


The United States of America.


Land of the free. Home of the brave.


That’s such a sad fucking joke, right now.



Random Thought June 4, 2015

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I love how the internet takes a crumb of discord and turns it into 10-course banquet of Armageddon and chaos




TMI RANT May 11, 2015

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Why is “my cousin from Red Bank” making an appearance after 4 or 5 years of absence?!??!



Bitch needs to disappear. For good.


Actually had to hit the store when it opened and buy … lady supplies.


What the hell?!


Funniest euphemism I’ve found so far:  Taking Carrie to the Prom



Haikus For You May 4, 2015


Just a couple (or 3) little haikus that bubbled up out of me today. I guess the bubbling was a little off since haikus are supposed to have a 5-7-5 syllable setup, and I kept thinking it’s supposed to be a 7-5-7 setup. Oh well. Let’s call ‘em … Inverse Haikus. Hmmm, according to Google, I’m not the first to come up with that.


Inverse # 1

Opening wide the windows

Kettle set to boil

Outside noise disturbs my peace


Inverse # 2

End of the day here at last

Moon shines down so bright

Tomorrow sweeps in too fast


Inverse # 3

Neighbors screeching, car horns blat!

Waking sounds of day

Ugh, take me back to dreamland





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