Mumbles … firewall

I am supposed to be writing about a firewall.  All I know about a firewall is it has something to do with computer security.  I also seem to remember my ex saying something once about a firewall in a car too, but my memory could be off.  Since I don’t know much about a firewall, I will just update you on the move.

HELP!  I am still surrounded by boxes!  We are making some progress, but with me and my fibro and my boyfriend working, it is slow going.  My daughter is supposed to come over this afternoon to help out some.  If I could just get one room fully done, I would be happy, but we keep coming up with things we have not found in boxes yet.  Oh well, it is a process.  If it is only done a box at a time it will still eventually get done.

I know the cat loves the boxes all over to climb so I am thinking of her happiness by taking time to get it all done… LOL!

Move in with Chevy


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Mumbles … Rebel

With this challenge I was instantly bombarded with things from my youth – “Rebel Yell,” “Rebel, Rebel” and Pee Wee Herman.

Either song is good.  Billy Idol is an icon from the 80’s rock era.  And David Bowie is just a legend.  You are probably asking why Pee Wee Herman.  I blame my boyfriend.  There is a line in the movie Pee Wee’s Big Adventure where he tells Dotty she shouldn’t get messed up with a guy like him, he’s “a loner Dotty, a rebel.”  Every time my boyfriend would go in the out door or out the in door I would say something to him and he came back with “I’m just a rebel” and would repeat the line from the movie.

So here are some links that I associate with rebel…




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Mumbles … chaos

I’m at a loss.  My mind is too filled with packing and clean-up thought to come up with anything for silkscreen.  I do have a couple of silkscreen shirts I wear.  I remember taking a class trip to an art studio to learn about the silkscreen process.  But that is where the thoughts stopped.

We have 6 days to get packed here at the apartment and get the house ready to be moved into… we are not going to be ready at the house I know.  Kitchen remodel took longer than expected.  We are still without a light and the floor tiles still sit in boxes.  The new doors and drawers are still waiting to be made.  The shower in the basement still waits for walls.  We do have most of the old furniture out so our stuff can move in.  I am approaching full panic mode!

So, I hope to be able to stay somewhat up to date on my daily prompts, but if I miss one or two please forgive me for my absence.  I will at least try to read posts still as we go through these next few days.  Now I must go and box up the winter clothes and then head over to the house to do some more work there… I am approaching exhaustion.  Wish me luck!


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Mumbles … gratis

This was a tough Father’s Day, and I expected it would be.  At least I was still able to connect some with my Dad.  I am buying out my sister’s half of Dad’s house and moving in nine days.  In the meantime, we have to clean out and do some repairs on the house built in 1920.  We started with the kitchen but ran into problems and more work than we originally planned.  But now it is down to the trim to paint and the floor to replace.  Would be great if it was done before we move, but I am doubting that now.

Today was about moving things out so the window people can come in and measure for new windows.  So, we had a couple of tables, an entertainment center, a dresser and a few odds and ends we were getting rid of, and boy were the “bargain shoppers” out today!  We had people looking through all the stuff we were putting to the curb for garbage.  The pile of gratis items did shrink some before we left for the night.  I imagine there will be less tomorrow when the trash-man comes to collect it all.

I got to see the physics paper Dad got a B+ on today, some old photos of him, and a cool sign he got when he retired from the police force after more than 40 years.  I got to be reminded of his woodworking skills as we moved things from the bedrooms, he had done a lot of work on.  Smiled when I saw some jokes he had hung up by his desk.  It was kind of another trip down memory lane and so I feel I was still close to my dad today.  And with all the stuff we put to the curb we made a few people in the neighborhood happy.

I hope all you fathers out there had a great day.  And everyone should cherish your Dad… you never know how much time they have left.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – gratis

Mumbles … Verbatim

Ok, I am showing not only my age, but also the fact I will forever be a nerd.  When I saw the word was verbatim the very first thing that popped into my head was and episode of The Brady Bunch.  I don’t think they ever actually used the word verbatim, but the episode was all about following your exact words and how hard that really is.  Greg was the one all set to prove he was a man of his word and agreed to live by his exact words, only it didn’t go quite as smoothly as he had hoped.

But now that the silliness of the post is done… I will take a cue from tonight’s news.  There was talk that a West Virginia principal plagiarized Ashton Kutcher’s speech during a commencement ceremony.  I am not sure if he did the entire speech verbatim, but it appears the principal admitted to taking pieces of the speech, but claims it was his own ideas.  He said he accidentally plagiarized the speech.  If you are doing something word for word, how can it be “accidental?”

So I am going to stop babbling now before I bore everyone with my nonsense.  Tomorrow is a new day and hopefully a beautiful day for everyone!


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – verbatim

Mumbles … Gaffe

I want to know, who are these people who go frame by frame through shows like Game of Thrones to find a gaffe?  The big finale of Game of Thrones was disappointing I hear (PLEASE no spoilers I have not seen any of this final season yet), but I have heard more about the water bottle than anything else.  Mistakes happen.  I think there are people on the set who are supposed to spot those kinds of errors before they end up on film.  But back to my original question, who watches a show frame by frame to find those blunders?  It obviously is someone with a lot of time on their hands.  I don’t see where there is any money in it, is it “fun” to do?  I guess I will never understand people and how some of them get their kicks.


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Mumbles … Partisan

I am not one who is really very outspoken with my political views.  Maybe it is because I have never really had a candidate, I thought 100% should be in office for whatever they were running for.  So, when I read the word for the day from Fandango… I was sure I could not do a poem for it.  I looked up a definition for a sample sentence and synonyms to maybe trigger something for a flash fiction piece.  As you can see here, I have resigned myself to just babble a little about it.

According to Google there is more than one definition.  I think I will talk about the first noun definition that states it is “a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person.”  Like I said I have never really been a partisan for a person.  I am a middle of the road Independent for the most part… if I have to pick a party it would be Democratic.  Now a cause, that I can get behind.

I have very strong beliefs on a couple of things.  Same sex marriages (for it), right to choose (pro-choice, and MY choice would be adoption, but I want that right to decide that) and reform on drug laws (I believe pot should be legal for medicinal purposes for all states and recreational too.) Of those three I am strongest about marijuana.

I know a couple of people who use it (one legally and one not) and it does wonders for their health.  I feel it would only benefit the local economy to legalize it.  Reduce the number of prison spaces we need.  And over all make people happier.  I have never been around a mad stoned person, but lots of angry drunks.

So, I guess I did have partisan inside of me… I will step off my soap box now and go on about my business.  Have a good night/day!


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – partisan