The Saved Writing That’s Not Here

https://digitalcitizen.ca/category/writing/These writing posts from 2021 are meant to be my warm-up writing for the more serious stuff I am doing, and saving for writing contests, potential submissions for publication, and so on, where I can’t have them published online first. These posts have also served habit formation, where I incentivize myself to do something, and get some reward for it to want to do it again until I do it without thinking, for about six weeks as typical habit formation takes. Finally, they serve as practice writing fodder. In development from a poor level to start, there are going to be a lot of “garbage” that will have to be produced on the way to improvement. There has to be. You can’t gradually improve from 1 to 10 without putting out pieces of quality level 1, 2, 3, etc. before you get to 9 and 10. Well, it’s been six weeks, so how are things coming along?

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PTSD = Post-Trump Stress Syndrome

There’s a lot of bad stuff happening in the US. Not sure if they have a new President they don’t like or something, I don’t know. I keep seeing this Trump guy people are losing their crap over.

I’ll tell you one thing, though. If these people keep flipping out like this all the time for a year, or maybe two, when it all ends, I don’t think they’ll be able to just turn it off. They’re going to need therapy and treatment for all the stress they’re going to put themselves under. They’re also going to need a term for this, so may I suggest

PTSD orΒ Post-Trump Stress Syndrome

Describes it about right to me. πŸ™‚

I’m just going to lie back and stay above it all in Ca-na Land. πŸ™‚

Good luck, America… cause you’re going to need it like nobody’s effen business!!!

Shredded Wheat with Chocolate Milk and Fresh Mint

Let’s face it. Shredded Wheat is a pretty dull cereal.

I eat it because it doesn’t have a whole whack of processed sugar in it that I can’t taste much of in other cereals. This is especially true of the organic stuff that for some reason, tend to carry a ton of sugar in it, when you don’t even get to enjoy it in the healthy taste!

There’s no salt in Shredded Wheat, either. Even its shape ain’t interesting. It’s just the antithesis of cereal today in many ways.

So what did I do tonight to make my Shredded Wheat pre-bedtime snack more interesting?

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Should People Post Songs Stuck in Their Heads on Facebook?

Happy Boxing Day, everyone! Aren’t you glad we no longer live in the Dark Ages, when people used to put on boxing gloves and fight others who got gifts they wanted but didn’t get from Santa? Villagers used to gather to watch these extravaganzas where the winner took home gifts, Instagramming photos via Twitter, not having much else to do. And that’s where Boxing Day got its name.

JUST KIDDING! There was no Instagram in the Dark Ages, of course! πŸ˜‰

Something not as funny is when people post songs stuck in their heads on Facebook. It’s a good thing it doesn’t play as their friends see the status update link, but they likely know the song. If it were to get stuck in their heads as well, just a reminder of the song would do it, never mind actually hearing it. But if they haven’t heard of the song and are curious of what it is, they could be in for a nasty surprise after what may be an initial laugh that the song is stuck in someone else’s head.

So what I want to know is whether you think people should post “earworm” songs stuck in their heads on Facebook? They could be spreading their temporary insanity on to others, you know!

Take the poll below. Leave a comment. Maybe even be annoying and post a song stuck in your head right now or recently. πŸ˜‰

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Quinoa Jell-O, Great for Post Run or Exercise Protein!

Getting some protein within 15 minutes of finishing your exercising or running is a fast start to recovering for your next session if you exercise or run regularly (not a week later). It helps you feel better to be able to go harder, or feel easier, on the next session. It’s good nutrition, too. However, downing dry and hot toasts with honey, a cold meat sandwich, pasta and meat sauce, and so on, so soon after my workout and shower isn’t my idea of a pleasant experience, I usually want to drink, drink and drink cold fluids.

Well, applying my life philosophy #3 – AND not OR – I have now found my post exercise source of cold protein and fluids.

My answer is Quinoa Jell-O!

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