If there is one thing to be said about the month of February is that even with it’s brevity, it does have a habit of being weird. And around here, there are two levels of weird. There is Portland ‘WEIRD’ and then there is general society ‘WEIRD’. The past 28 days proved to have been a tad on the real world weird, which caused myself and the cats to question the overall sanity of the human race. [Not the people who I am close to or smitten with…from **** to those who are part of the online family] However there was something that did help to bridge the mind to get to March, which was a little work came in.
Over the months in this space I may have mentioned that in addition to the tutoring and research I do for others, I also write ad copy and edit items before they are a part of business presentations. I know that there are some who may see mentioning this as being a little bit of an ego trip, but it’s not. Fact is that there is a part of my education that is coming in handy, vis a via laying fallow due to chasing something elussive, like the former American Dream. Coming in handy and keeping the cats in catnip & mun-chies, as well as providing something to do in between posting about X, Y or Z in X, Y or Z. The latest assignments were ads that as this is being written, will be showing up in the NYC market over the next week. And there is a bit of irony in this…
The request for this was to write this as a testimonial from a female POV. Now…for some folks I know who are in my position, the only time this comes in as an advantage has to do with being able to get the right sized skirt or dress over at Target during a sale [Not knocking Target, far from it. This was just for illustrative purposes *S* Besides, the folks there who I have met over the years are honorary members of the ‘gang of 5’]. So the other night, I created two different versions of the piece, the second worded slightly differently than the previous. The end result? Well….my sis who approves the copy before the ads are done said ‘ WOW Nailed it!!!’. To which the email in return was ‘Hon, I never thought my current situation would come in handy, til now LOL’. However, it did.
If we were to expand on this point, there is a little more to having taken this path than finding softer colors more pleasant to look at, or being into activities that seem to be more associated with the gender one ascribes to want to be a part of. In this case, it is more or less understanding that there is more of sense of compassion and caring [or nurturing, if you will] that is more a part and parcel of this. One has to wonder why this is not more discussed, or featured more often in the debates and prose that are a part of the online world, as opposed to let’s say the view that the person can only be good for a limited amount of things….not many of them to do with the heart or the brain, but other bodily parts.
And now we move on to March, which here means 4 weeks and a couple days til that big ‘oilchange’ with Steve. Now if he is pleasantly shocked by the fact that I took his words to heart about dropping the weight, great. If the expression on his face is the exact opposite of what he had when he chewed me out, all the better [if you are wondering what that was and it may have been mentioned here before…look up the program ‘Dark Justice’ and the name ‘Bruce Abbott’ who played ‘Nicholas Marshall’. Now think in terms of when in his court, Judge Marshall having seen another thug walk on a technicality and then saying his trademark line ‘Justice may be blind, but it can see in the Dark’ and you will get the idea. Yeah, Steve looked THAT pissed off at me during the riot act] So I want to…pleasantly….shock him. If that works out, great…that night there will be another raid on Ebay or whoever is selling items to back up the PC that week.
Not a major raid, but enough to satisfy the mind and to make sure both of the beasties do run long in the tooth, before they need to be replaced. As well as to pick up something so TheRoyalBadnesses can celebrate in this. But for now….it is matter of not just getting there, but making sure the body stays there. There has been a new lease on life given by the folks who have spent a lot of time and effort keeping me alive…..so I have to take care of the aircraft so it can have quite a few more cycles *S*
To close this one out….the above pic is a side by side…of where things were…and where they are now. Now is a lot better, plus it shows to **** the person who is on the other end of the emails. So til after the ‘oilchange’ in April……from the land of the colourtini, enjoy the words as the pics fly through the air.