Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thursday Thoughts - In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream

1. If you're not following Comments by Celebs on Instagram, you are missing out. Thank you Lauren for sharing this gold mine.

2. Somewhere over the last week I forgot that I never owe the world an explanation, even if the world is thirsty for one. I forgot that the world can't take what I don't in some way willingly give. Both of those things are so out of the ordinary for me to even think about that I was operating at like 20% of my normal capacity.  It has been almost five years since I’ve given away my personal power to circumstances or people or the world at large. Taking your personal power back is like running an errand in Mordor: it takes longer than you think, requires more energy than you have to spare, and is a dark, dirty, flesh eating mind fuck on the way there but you drag your ass home even more fierce than you were before because you've been reminded of how vital your personal capital is and you aren't going to let anything fuck with that again any time soon.
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3. But today is my 41st birthday and while that whole battle with myself earlier this week was a drag my birthday will definitely not be. We're meeting Melissa and Blane in New York and seeing Bruce Springsteen on Broadway and I could die of excitement, I've been waiting for this forever. Thanks to Mom for picking Bruce Springsteen The Dog up from Camp Bow Wow and hanging with the dogs!
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4. While that will be an exciting and awesome end to the day, I'm going to the library in the morning and that's nothing to shake a stick at either. Library love for life. Speaking of, did you catch up on the 56 awesome posts in Show Us Your Books on Tuesday? Man, if you can't find your next great read in one of those posts, you can't find it anywhere.

5. Aside from seeing Bruce Springsteen The Man, I'm possibly happiest about not commuting for two days in a row even though I will be on a train to NYC today. Being on a train for something fun is different than being on a train for work. I've had a series of very late trains and run ins with brain drainers. Yesterday a man  put a hat that was sitting on the seat next to me onto my bag saying very matter of factly, "There's your hat." I told him it wasn't my hat. "Oh...SURE it's not," he replied, his tone and look making it clear he thought I was lying and it was my hat but didn't want to tell him. Dude. Why would I lie. Go away.

6. You've got to have fresh nails for your birthday too. It's a personal rule. Essie Lots of Lux - this is textured polish and it's weird and I won't ever buy another textured polish but I love the color. Excuse the mess, I was painting my nails when the power went out last night. Not the best timing. I could've cleaned them up and taken it again but the world is an imperfect place. Plus Bruce Springsteen The Dog is freaking hilarious in this photo.

7. Another minor purge was picked up yesterday. Thanks Vietnam Vets of America!

8. I can't even, hour by hour now in this administration. Tillerson, Russia, Sessions orchestrating ICE illegal fuckery, fucking insanity abounds not day by day anymore but hour by hour. I'm taking my birthday off from this shit, I've had enough bad energy in my psyche this week. I'm tired. Please refer to Amy Siskind's Authoritarian list as always.

9. Reminder: courtesy of Jay-Z.

10. E-card of the week: me!
Made my March Madness picks on a wing and a prayer. I don't even have any idea who I picked to win.

26 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! I hope it's a wonderful one! Enjoy the original Bruce.

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  2. Happy, happy birthday, Steph! I'm so excited for you and your Bruce Springsteen adventure. Enjoy! I hope all of your birthday wishes come true.

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  3. Happy Birthday! So envious of getting to see Bruce Springsteen on Broadway - enjoy the experience and hope it is an awesome start of a truly amazing trip around the sun! :)

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  4. I love your nail color. And I just wasted 20 minutes scrolling through that IG feed, lol. I hate not feeling like myself and knowing that the cause of that anxiety isn't me necessarily, but some negative unwelcome presence or situation that I've let affect me so strongly. Bleh.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT/ALL WEEKEND!!

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  5. Happy Birthday!!! LOL forever at Mario Lopez's mom, that's great. Agree about textured polish, it's not for me. Great color though.

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  6. Happy Birthday, Snotterrrrrrrr

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  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Have such a fun time with all the Bruce's in your life :)
    I totally just followed that IG account - up my alley 100%
    I seriously sit with a pen & paper & jot down books from all the link ups - the best day of the month for me!

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  8. Happy happy birthday!!! Enjoy the show!

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  9. Happy Birthday, Steph! A library visit, Bruce Springsteen (both the man and dog) and people you love sound like a perfect birthday to me. Good for you for taking your power back. I'm still working on that but I'm getting better. And Bruce Springsteen (the dog) apparently shares your feelings about textured polish. Love that pic too. :D

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  10. I think Bruce wants his nails painted, too. That's what that face says to me! I hate it when people try and convince you that you are wrong about something that you know to be true. WHY? Just why. Happy birthday!! Enjoy your time off and the things you enjoy.

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  11. Happy Birthday! I am so happy your have a fun weekend planned with the real Bruce, have a blast!

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  12. Happy birthday, dear lady, and many many more! Enjoy all your Bruces. :)

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  13. I hope you have the happiest of birthdays and that Bruce on Broadway is everything you've been hoping it will be!!! Enjoy NYC!

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  14. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful time seeing Bruce the human!

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  15. Happy 41st! Hope you have a blast in NYC seeing Bruce Springsteen, the man! (PS, I have cackled all through this post at the differentiation between Bruce Springsteen, the boss, and Bruce Springsteen, the dog. LOL!

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  16. Happy Birthday! I hope you had an absolutely wonderful day!

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  17. Kelly Ripa FTW. Love that account. Your birthday plans must have been amazing. Hope to see a full write up on Springsteen on Broadway. I have a Essie Glitter that is hell to get off once painted on. Nightmare. Have a wonderful birthday weekend! 🎂

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  18. wishing you the happiest of (belated) birthdays!

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  19. Love the sparkly nail color! Hope you had a wonderful birthday week!

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  20. Hope you had the best birthday! I thank the earth everyday that my parents didn't have social media in the 80's when I was born. My childhood is filled with good memories, but only a few photos each year. Hallelujah.

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  21. Thursday Thoughts - In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream When I came to play, I was quite interested. dojin

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