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and now I remember why

I stopped blogging here.  I used to have this set so that only members can read.  Now, public interwebs can read.  I don't like that.   Not seeing a way to set back to "members only".  I miss that. Any one finding what I'm not finding in the blog settings?  Thought I'd check with the smart peoples.  

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Post Covid World, Week...something

Ok, the newness of the situation has worn off. No more 'getting a home office setup just right'  No more 'challenge to work efficiently like in the office'  No more 'hey, I can play music out loud and not bother folks in the office'.  (But, not before the rest of the house wakes...) Just the daily grind.  From home.  The same room I sleep in.  18 hours a day in the same room. Yea, things are getting old quick. Apologies to the Bard... 'day after day, life turns grey, like the skin on t

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Post-Covid World, Week #3

I guess the week number depends upon where you live.  Certainly others have had it far worse than I.  Working from home is not as bad as it could be. Work is for the office. Home is for everything else and those two worlds should rarely mix.  But, 'rare' is now common.  Thngs change. We change with them or sound (even more) like grumpy old men. (don't get me wrong, I look forward to being a grumpy old man, not too far away from it now) So, all this started.  Ok, let's get a home office

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Confession and Request

Hello DF, I have a confession.  I have been cheating on you lately. I won't say it meant nothing.  It's just different. Can't we have it both ways? Request....someone please remind me to review DF before I go over to the Alzheimer site.  There is only so much DOWN that a person can take.  If I visit there first, the logical problem solving part of my mind knows how things end up and I cannot travel that road personally.  It's hard enough watching others.  Ok, I can deal with that.  But then

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Remind me

to never grow old.  Wait.  There can be multiple meanings to that.  I should have learned that lesson from a previous post.  Rules of communication say that we should know our audience and speak to them...speak their language.  A while back (ok years) I commented about turning a certain age.  It was taken a way I did not expect.  But in hindsight, knowing the audience, I should have expected that.   I should be asking for a "judge rules" conclusion on a certain situation last night.  W

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Embarrasing confession...

Ok, I will admit it.  Now, after it is past.  I played pokemon go.  I started late, months after everyone else.  But since I was not sleeping well, why not try to do something useful.  So, 4am go out and hunt mons.  I blew past all those I personally knew very quickly. Horray for OCD tendancies! On the serious side, it got me thru last winter.  I barely noticed the seasonal down time at all.  Near spring, I changed and tried to sleep past 4 am.  It worked. I was not waking up and letti

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I'm...Back ?

Wow, it has been a while.  Neglected Blog indeed. I have cleaned house.  Well, cleaned blog.  Deleted most of the old entries.  I did stop and read.  It is good to remember, the good and the bad.  We did have quite a tight group going for a while.  Has it been that long already?  And only one other still visits this little corner of the internets.  I hope that the rest really are feeling better and need this crutch no longer.  I know that some are better and living life the way it is meant

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Turning 45

was the worse decision I ever made. That came out during discussion a couple weeks ago, out to dinner with friends. Old friends. Wound up tight from work and life. Fought hard to not be shutdown and just sit there. It came out. Ah, sometimes it happens. And it's true. Not that there is a decision about it. But since then (ok, 45.5 really) it's been a hard time. Or am I just being soft? where is the line? Is there a difference? m

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C'mon

as in "Come on". As in I disagree, that's not right, you're wrong, YOU ARE NOT FOLLOWING THE SOCIAL NORM. F your social norm. There, I said it. In the last week, I've been given a couple of "come ons". Dismissive, no respect, judgemental responses. What do I say? things like "I don't like social", "I don't like people", "I'm not going to join in a group of feel good, pecking order establishing, wanking" Today, "I am not joining in the department breakfast". Why is an informed decision not r

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Farewell

I went to school with this girl Kathy. 5th-8th grade. (hm, ages 12-15 or so for my metric friends) She was always smiling and laughing. She was a big girl at an awkward age, and kids can be cruel sometimes (even if we were a christian grade school and there were 30 of us in the class all day. I don't remember, but I'm sure the class bully would have said things). But she never let that get to her. Always smiling and laughing. She was happy. And I don't understand that. I can understand l

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The Lies Of Fairy Tales

(with apologies to Greymoon, who loves fairy tales, sorry) I never really like 'fairy tales'. Sure, we all need a little escapism now and then. But the Dizzney fairy tales are blatant lies. The expectations they set are delusional. There is no such thing as "happily ever after." Relationships are work. Hard work. They should be. The more time and effort you put into something, the more you get out of it. Thinking that someone just comes along, sweeps you off your feet (or kisses you awak

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Busy

Ok, works got busy. (No, I'm not ignoring anyone, just busy...) Busy is a good thing. I'm a horrible person when I'm bored. But this busy has a lot of frustration with it. I've not spiraled down out of control (yet). So it's not as good of a 'busy' as I like. Oh well. And I'll share a co-worker story for my friends here. One of the people with a SAD light here at work, we occasionally work some stuff together. She has a post it on her monitor. "Shut Up Mother". I fully appreciate this.

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Purpose

No, not "my purpose in the world" stuff. This forum. I joined way back in 2005. I was probably reading for a year three before that. I just started my first thread Friday (that deep introspective thread "karaoke at the cooler"!) I don't think I posted more than an occasional once a month until just recently. Things around here used to be different. I know I didn't have much to offer that 5 others would say better and faster than I would. So I wasn't in "help others mode". And I know that

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