- Given how amazing 2020 has been, I'm going to ask my dad if the offer to slap me into next year is still available.
- Only 121 days until 2021. Not that I am counting or anything.
- Two trends that I am noticing out there especially on social media:
Ideology is more important than facts.
Canceling is more important than counseling.
I really feel that if we don't turn those two things around, the amount of divisiveness in our country is going to get even uglier.
- And that reminded me of a quote I saw in my Future Crunch newsletter:
Optimism is a choice you make and a skill you develop.
The mind is just as malleable as the body.
We spend so much time and effort trying to change the external world, other people, and our own bodies while accepting that our minds just are the way they are.
We accept the voice in our head as the source of all truth.
But all of it is malleable, and every day is new.
- You might be asking what is Future Crunch? Well, they are a group of scientists, artists, researchers, and designers that share a newsletter containing good news from every corner of the globe, mind-blowing advances in science and technology, and the best parts of the internet.
- I think we could all use a healthy dose of that these days, don't you?
You can sign up for free if you want to check it out.
- I got a new member of the squad:
- His name is Brian. Do you recognize him?
- Here's a really big clue: It looks like he is holding a coffee mug but it is actually a cologne bottle shaped like a panther head.
- And here's a scene from the movie if you still need more assistance:
- The really neat thing - and I do believe neat is in the eye of the beholder - is that the figurine is actually scented and I can assure it is quite pungent. Not quite pure gasoline but it is in the ballpark.
- What are you doing for the Labor Day weekend?
I am taking a few days off and doing some honey-dos for my honey.
I also think all of the Shifleys could use some time away from school and work.
With that being said, I don't imagine I will update the blog on Friday.
- Have a great rest of your week and I hope you have something fun or relaxing planned for the holiday weekend. Thanks for stopping by and I will talk to you soon.
I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.
"To err on the side of passion is human and right and the only way I'll live."- Pat Tillman, 11/6/76 - 4/22/04 #GoneButNotForgetten
I like that idea of a Future Crunch! We're actually working over the holiday. I'll be away with a cat and the fam will have a dog. Good times!ReplyDelete
Hope the holiday went well and you enjoyed Future Crunch.Delete
When the calendar tips, we will, too. Slapped into next year, so to speak.ReplyDelete
I was thinking about Labor Day. It's like the last half of Memorial Day. No white shoes for you next week, young man. And you just have a great Labor Day, all you Shifleys.
We did, Joanne, and I hope you did as well. I am just lamenting the end of summer because winter is coming.Delete
The only thing I have a healthy dose of is cynicism.ReplyDelete
But the newsletter looks interesting, I will see if I like it and let you know.
Labor Day weekend has traditionally been the time I get ready to go back to work after a crazy summer program. Not this year, though. ::sigh::
All the days are running together and I don't want to get out of bed, I don't want to shower, I don't want to do anything much. Very depressing, all this stuff.
No worries, I'm fine, and I know things will eventually change and get better. But it's a crummy time for a lot of people.
Not sure I would like a scented figure, I think it would give me a headache. But you're getting quite a posse there.
Crummy indeed, Ami. Maybe the newsletter will help a little.Delete
I really love your Squad. Very cool! I'm going to check out Future Crunch. I could use some good news for a change. Have a wonderful holiday weekend and don't forget the honey-dos!ReplyDelete
Got all of the honey-dos done, Bonnie. Yay me. Hope you like Future Crunch.Delete
Well, that's a church I'd be open to join, natch. Science, art, design and research? Sounds good to me.ReplyDelete
And social media is a cesspool of iniquity. I don't take part in it. The most social networking I do is commenting in blogs. Really.
Hope you have a great Labor Day weekend. I have no plans for it yet. Hopefully that'll change.
And thanks for stopping by!
Yes, let me know what you think of Future Crunch, Sixpence. I am getting better at avoiding social media but need to really get it out of my life.Delete
That’s funny that it has an odor! I’m going to have to ask my daughter who all hers are and report back to you. And I’ll check out Future Crunch.ReplyDelete
My son and his wife are coming to stay with us. We are going to check out some unique CLE sites, go to a brewery and celebrate my grandson’s 3rd birthday.
She has Disney ones, Thelma from ScoobyDoo, Grey Worm, and some customized ones from Straight No Chaser, Sabrina and iCarly.Delete
Cool. I like your daughter's style. I might have to look into the customized ones. I can't find any of Nic Cage and I need one of him from Con Air.Delete
I see an angry bird in your squad. spouse and I are doing nothing this weekend. and thank you for the link; intelligence is in short supply these days.ReplyDelete
Big Red is part of the squad, anne marie in philly. I have never checked to see if there was a Funko but maybe I should.Delete
Have a nice and safe holiday!ReplyDelete
Woke up to a red sunrise, fire SE of
I keep seeing all of the fire pictures in WA, OR and CA. So awful.Delete
Well I signed up for Future Crunch. Do you know why the have the TLD of Switzerland for their site(.ch)? (From qz. com - Future Crunch, a Melbourne-based think tank)ReplyDelete
Anyway, I've signed up with AAAS. Their membership is $55 a year. But you get a t-shirt when you sign up. (I'm into t-shirts.) https://www.aaas.org/ Lots of info coming from them. Future Crunch could put me into information overload.
Not sure why they have a domain from Switzerland, Mike. Hope you like Future Crunch. I am really enjoying the positive news and I can certainly use it.Delete
I would tend to agree with you. There's a sort of 'my facts are more true than your facts' happening at the moment. We are malleable as humans, but facts are not. Enjoy the honey-do holiday weekend!ReplyDelete
Good point, Bea. Hope you and your family are staying safe.Delete
Labor day will be a day of labor-probably focus on packing boxes.ReplyDelete
Hope the laboring went well.Delete
The Trends you're noticing I think many of us are noticing too and it's sadly not improving. A lot of things are malleable, but as Bea said, Facts aren't and Truth isn't, both being constant. But Liars have to possess a good Memory and Falsehoods can so easily be fact checked that I'm astounded how many people run with something without exploring the credibility first. It just makes them look and sound like easy Marks to exploit and manipulate when you allow yourself to be gullible and tricked.ReplyDelete
I think the 24/7 news cycles and social media aren't helping either.Delete
your squad looks so gentle....ReplyDelete
Just gardening and cooking in labor day.
Have a wonderful holiday.....
Sounds like a lovely day, Tanza.Delete
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I've only seen Anchorman once and I think I need to fix that.ReplyDelete
Yes you do, Jon. I am listening to a podcast called The Rewatchables and I am watching a lot of movies I loved as a teenager and in my 2os.Delete