Tuesday, February 02, 2016

blogger shares secret you won't believe what happened

Did you enjoy that curiosity generating, enticing title?

Just trying my hand at click bait. FB is certainly too filled with click bait. While online today an ad displayed itself on the page side border, offering a how-to get ripped for men. I think the company should add “off” after the word “ripped”. At least, that one was up front about what their were pushing. Much of the click bait just has catchy phrases and strange pictures.

old bot bait

Change of subject (do you as a reader enjoy warnings like this?)

Tonight expect this post to have scattered words and phrases with a slight chance of an interesting picture.

To anyone who would ask and then actually listen (so annoying to be asked a question and then the person doesn't have the time to listen) I've often said that a benefit of a blog is creating your own rules. Lisleman's rule for the day -  
When I find myself in times of trouble, redo an old post.
(this one is from 2012)

2 cards I love with an unknown white rabbit

Interesting ideas can come to you at the oddest times. If you are lucky someone might even consider them creative. 

So I’m cruising along the other day with my CD mix playing loud. A crazy idea crashes on my brain like a refreshing wave. An eye opening idea like a squirt gun shot in the face on a hot day (summer will be here before you know it). 

I could take the lyrics of two of my favorite songs that just played and make a conversation from the combination.  I need a conversation for that fun cartoon clip making system - xtranormal. 

The two songs I used are: 
Instant Karma - John Lennon 
White Rabbit - Grace Slick 

Take a listen.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

chances are

Chances are - You don't wonder about of the difference between feeling lucky and feeling you have been lucky. I suspect feeling lucky happens more often. (note this post does not cover “getting lucky” that’s a whole different thing) To have felt lucky about some past event requires an experience of a lucky event and recognize the luck involved. The difference in my mind is future thinking vs. understanding the past.

why are horseshoes lucky?

Luck doesn’t let you skip out of having a role in it. You need to notice luck passing your way and then extract the benefits it offers. So there is effort on your part. Be involved in making the most of what comes your way.

A post ago, I mentioned this lottery and was asked in a comment if I would stop blogging if I won. Part of my reply:

“...I suspect if I won big, I would need to shutdown the blog since those smart scammers would have an incentive to connect this blog with this guy having money up the wazoo. And then there would be all these distractions such a new home, cars, trips, haircuts, etc. However, I probably would want to restart my blogging eventually. This whole scenario doesn't concern me much since before this recent lottery it had been, oh maybe 10 years since I played the lottery….”

Benefit of the lottery - A few weeks ago there was a lottery drawing that had rolled up into the BILLIONS. So big that people that can’t even count knew it was a lot of money. I rarely play the lottery and given the chance to take a chance, I prefer going to a casino. However, I played a few chances on it this time. Winning it would have been a life changing event.

I read a few articles during this spectacle of the masses seeking to fatten their wallets with this game of chance. BTW, the day I walked over to buy my ticket there was no line waiting for tickets. The clerk told me his lottery sales were strong and wished me luck.

I should have saved my favorite article so I could offer you a link to it but I didn’t. I don’t recall having thought of the lottery game like this author did. Even to the losers, just the what-if of winning big provides the players a reason to dream about possibilities. You project forward and escape for a brief moment to a different part of the world. That rich and famous corner of the world. Even if you don’t plan on upgrading to a life of luxury, giving large donations to your favorite causes would be rewarding and fun. From now on if I decide to throw down $10 on a lottery game, I’ll also remember it is a dream generating ticket. Dreams don’t always come true so I’m still not going to play often.

Luck of course is not just about money. Once in my career I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time. Sure not all luck but I believe luck played a part.

I had decided to change jobs, found a new company and turned in my two week notice. Before the first week was up, my manager asked me if I would talk to the new international group. Sure, I had nothing to lose. I was leaving. Turned out I was a match for who they wanted to start up a project in Ireland. Few in the whole company even knew there were any plans for anything in Ireland. After days of negotiation, I took the Ireland offer. It was a great assignment.

Accidents - that can be a mixed bag of luck. Unlucky the accident happened. Lucky you survived the accident. I’ve wondered about the few I’ve been in. Certainly one area that you don’t want to push your luck. (how exactly does one push luck?)

Now I’m certain some will disagree but I believe there is luck involved in your own birth. Time, place, parents, etc, might be mostly luck.

Even if luck in not waiting around the next bend, you should keep your eyes open because it could be a fast moving train instead.

Chances are they don't play this song at any lottery store.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

foxtrot uniform

I’m so F’ing mad I want to flounce out the front door and flaunt a flame.

I want to flog that frog faced fathead.

I want to fly far, flinging foul four lettered French words. (actually my limited knowledge of French tells me they probably have few four letter words since they waste too many letters in their language)

I want fry the fools with the flames from my eyes.

Faster than flipping my favorite finger, I’m going to flash these phrases to the frolicking fools fixated on fearful fables.

All the face friction funk on facebook fractures the frozen fissures of my soul.

Fix the fox fur flat on your face.

Friend and foe failing fiction farce.

Thanks that was cathartic. Now I can lighten up and function.

Remember funky?

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