Showing posts with the label future planning

Anyone Out There?

     This is as much for me as it is for you… Given family history, a period of undiagnosed depression and a healthy/unhealthy fondness for fermented beverages, I am full aware that my mind will one day begin to slip. I was reading some articles a few years ago that explained the connection  of creative activities (writing, art, etc…) and the slowing of the process. [ link1 ] [ link2 ] [ link3 ]      Knowing what I know at 38 and of sound mind to think of it, I intend to stretch this process for as long as I physically can.  As long as I have my eyesight and my hands can perform the action of typing, I am going to keep writing.  Even if I don’t make a dime doing it, the value gained from preserving my future for as long as I can makes it worth it.      I know I can’t realistically expect my audience to be my forever audience, and as a middle child I am more than adjusted to this.  Given the information taken from the above links, I am of the mind that continuing

Old Beginnings...

     Life is a weird thing… It is this dance of things that will inevitably happen to us, fought against how we will react to them. [Phlip note: isn’t it weird how we often use the word “inevitable,” but I have never heard the word “evitable” used in my 38years?] In 2015, I had some defeatable health issues that I spent the necessary time, money and medical attention addressing.  It took until the end of the yea to be cleared of it all.  2016, I rediscovered my pen--… err, keyboard and ran with it (more on that Friday).  I also got the clearance from my doctors from the above situation to resume vigorous physical activity. 2017 was my year.  Cleared for action and newly motivated to eat right and attempt to live forever, I started walking/running and eventually bought a bicycle to get my physique under control. And I threw off 40 pounds in 9 months. October, we consolidated households and life became easier still.  No back-and-forth, no maintaining two sets of bills and

Phood Phun With Phlip - Breakfast Muffins

     Consistency. I find what works and I stick with it until it doesn’t work anymore.  I eat this for breakfast most weekdays and I have for several months.  It is a high protein, easy to carry food that doesn’t cost a ton of money to make. And they're dead simple to make! First you will need: 5 eggs Meat(s) of your choosing...  We used some diced chicken breast and turkey smoked sausage. 1/2 cup of shredded cheese Cream cheese is amazing in these too Onions and peppers, diced (or spinach, kale, mushrooms, zucchini, radishes, tomatoes/salsa...  be creative, switch it up!)      Spray a mini loaf tin with nonstick spray and put in your non-egg items: Add half the cheese on top of that, then pour in the scrambled eggs, then top with the rest of the cheese: Place into a waiting 350 degree oven, and bake until the eggs are good and set: Cut your loaves into even portions, sectioned out into how many ever breakfasts you intend to consume that week:

True Story© Midget Spinners™

       Y’all remember Pogo Balls? What about now ? For those of you who smoke too much of the Devil’s lettuce to remember or too damn lazy to click a link and be reminded, they were a toy of the 80’s where a sturdy-ass rubbery ball was stuffed securely into a disc, which would serve as a board to stand upon and jump around on like a pogo stick.  As one might imagine, many hilarious injuries would ensue. As the significant other of a public school teacher, I am well aware of the phenomenon of Fidget Spinners and while I have not played with them as a toy, I have sold a few of them for profit and know what a fucking annoyance they are to teachers and the like.  I also wish I could have been the one to come up with the concept of them as a TOY and not what they were in their initially-intended iteration. Jealousy will breed either hate or action, and I don’t have the energy to hate.      Enter: Midget Spinners™! That’s right, Midget Spinners™! I went on Amazon and