Scribbler’s Dipstick: the barometric pressure of words

I’m moody and prone to snippets, snark, and sarcasm. I’m also hilarious and ironic. And I really love to play with words. God help the fool who engages me in a pointless argument when I’ve tried to put them off. I would have made an excellent lawyer, if I had been bothered enough to care.

So this space is about everything and nothing, filled with strings and beaded baubles, lines of anything that strike me as note worthy, even if they’re not.

Stop, linger, comment if you wish – I don’t bite. Click the “like” button if you want, and if you feel like re-blogging or citing some particular post? Then sure, I appreciate a “shout out” as much as the next person.

I try to source and cite all things fairly, but sometimes it’s just not possible to trace something back to its rightful owner. If there is content that has been incorrectly attributed, please let me know the specifics, through the contact form, and I’ll either properly credit it, or remove it. Most images I use are public domain.

As for those who are too whatever to bother with copyright and all that? Hey, it’s your conscience and karma, but just remember, Karma is a tight-lipped bitch, and in moments, is a furious witch. Either way, if you swipe something of mine, I’ll just shrug if off.

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      • True πŸ™‚ I tend to go overboard…and then realize that only 1 or 2 people read mine. But you just never know–sometimes someone will stumble upon us on a less than great day, and find what they need. πŸ™‚

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      • ahhh – that’s the key, isn’t it? it doesn’t matter about stats, number crunching etc. – because as you’ve rightfully mentioned, we can never be sure when and if someone happens by, however they arrive – read and something speaks to them – inspired, helpful, pointedly frustrates them etc. – or whether they find just a breathing same and room where they feel less alone, less hurting or pained, or find something that makes them say “wow! – how amazing is this” –

        and maybe that’s part of what true service is – doing what we must do – and letting go – kind of like the best acts of kindness are the ones that are anonymous – πŸ™‚


      • You’re so right, all the way through–I don’t give a rip about stats, as they’re only numbers. Most people Follow and never come back, because they assume I’ll return the favor, which most times I don’t–in one of my blog Abouts, I stressed that people should read my blog to see if we’re like-minded at all before following…didn’t seem to help… And I really wish those who “Like” would comment as to what they like, but I guess that’s a futile dream πŸ™‚ So if I have a blog “goal”, it’s just that I’ll be an encouragement to a handful of folks πŸ™‚ Have a great day–Happy Friday!!

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      • I totally understand what you mean – and I think you have adopted a healthy and positive approach and attitude; best to just do what you need to do, and those who pass in and stay or sometimes, just silently participate – that has to be enough. πŸ™‚
        and thank you for the Happy Friday πŸ™‚
        I hope you have a wonderful week πŸ™‚


      • LOL – sorry, I’m not actually laughing at you – but I get it – extreme heat is not a good thing – so yes, cooler, more moderate temps are always more appreciated. I’m the same – I need heat (I hate being cold – does a real number on me) – but when it gets too hot and really humid, I fair just about as badly as when I’m too cold – so comfortable mid 20sC works for me. Hopefully the weather will be more stable for a while and everyone will feel much better for it.


      • You’re always welcome to laugh at or with me πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I tend to be “dramatic”! I love spring, but summer with no A/C can be difficult. And yet, I was berating myself last night for being glad that June is almost over–as though wishing away the sunny months we have here… you watch, I’ll be whining about the rainy months later on πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ But for now, I’d best pop some of those blue gel ice packs in the freezer–very attractive when taped around my neck with rainbow colored duct tape!!

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      • LOL @ the rainbow coloured duct tape – doesn’t that hurt????
        I’m a huge ice/heat pack person – injury related – so it’s not so cool – groaning at bad pun – but I use a cotton knitted scarf in needs must!
        It’s kind of normal – we tend to moan about the weather – but mostly, it’s not so bad – it’s just when it swings so quickly from extremes – it’s hard on the body!


      • Actually I was kidding about the duct tape–wanted to make you laugh with me!! However, I just read in AARP today that wrapping a broken ankle with duct tape is just the ticket–who knew??!! πŸ™‚

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      • LOL – I’ve seen and heard of people doing so many “crazy” things – that it wouldn’t have surprised me – but I did kind of wonder if you weren’t pulling my leg!

        As for duct tape being excellent as a temp splint cast – absolutely! That I knew and had seen long ago – but it wasn’t all flashy glitzy – just dull boring silver!


      • Oh, you seriously need the rainbow kind–or some other decorative style–silver is just too “Tim the Tool Man” (ARRRRR). My canvas tote bag (for groceries/library books, etc) handles were wearing out from too many trips in the washer with bleach (a good idea over-done….), so I wrapped the rainbow tape around them, and get lots of comments (people probably thinking I’m a bag lady with flair!) πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

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      • that totally works – and is more than sensible too – so why not dress it up with the fun stuff! And I’m laughing at Tim the Tool Man, to be sure, but I think the ultimate duct tape guy was Red Green. Now he was in a class all of his own πŸ˜‰


      • Now, see–I was going to reference our good friend, Red Green, but didn’t know if you’d know him. Truly he was the ultimate duct tape guy–I so LOVE him, he’s great medicine for the soul, clean humor!! Some weeks he’s on a PBS station Saturday nights–this week, I set the reminder so I won’t miss him…”a date with Uncle Red”!! And I also LOVE Harold, and most of the other characters too πŸ™‚ I really wish we could see Bernice, Red’s wife–she must be something great to put up with him πŸ™‚

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      • Oh joy! Another RG fan! He is so totally cool – and here I was thinking, I’m gonna get a “whose this?” -hahahahaha – they are such ultimate characters, all of them – and yeah, wouldn’t it be just wonderful to finally see Bernice – even a glimpse? but I guess it’s best to just leave it as is …. good old Possum Lodge – I wonder how many have tried to find it?
        I miss the show – honestly, I should consider looking for it online or some other way πŸ™‚


      • Seems we have much in common! Last year I posted a couple YouTube clips of RG, right? With no mistake about how much I adore him, and the show…but for some reason, a Canadian blogger took offense, and posted about a US comic, making fun of whomever it was. I was like, WHAT??!! Anyway, “Keep your stick on the ice–I’m pullin’ for ya!”

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      • well, some people are too quick to read – or they misread – so best to shrug it off and not get into any senseless blogging wars! Ah Mr. Green – he is hysterically inventive – yeah, always best to keep one’s stick on the ice! LOL


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