Friends, I’m Taking A Little Breather From My Mess Of An Unnecessary Blog … Continue reading “Kuched On Summer Chill”
Friends, I’m Taking A Little Breather From My Mess Of An Unnecessary Blog … Continue reading “Kuched On Summer Chill”
This One’s For An Old Friend … Continue reading “Kookaburra Will Return”
Is When I Should’ve Written This Cryptic Beauty Of A Post … Continue reading “Étouffée. Sunflowers. Nutella.”
I Was Saving Up Vacation Time For
Jupiter Europe. Going Continental, Darlings. Continue reading “Fun Staycation Ideas”
I’ve Got A Few Smartypants Answers Of My Own … Continue reading “Whadwasi Thinking?”
I Need Your Help Answering … Continue reading “Whaddya Thinking?”
On My Saturday Morning … A Couple Of Perky Doppio Espresso’s In To My Glorious Day … And, My Heart’s Exactly Where It’s Supposed To Be: Calm. Peaceful. Love Life Mode. Continue reading “This Is What My Happy …”
Yeah, I’m All-The-Way-Over It … Mio Facccia Tatuaggio … Down The Shitter. Continue reading “My Resting Prick Face Tattoo”
aka: The Dugger — Diggy Deez — Das Graben … Continue reading “The Diggity Award”
About A Podcast Gig — I’m Co-Hosting With A Trifecta Of Delightful Design Divas “This Very Moment” Elsewhere On The Internet — At My 45-Hour A Week Side Hustle That Stretches 3 Days Longer Than Essential To My Well-Being … Continue reading “Hammock. Creamsicle. Mojito.”
Claudette Labriola’s Blog – “Writer Of Words, Etc.” – Is The Writer’s Satirical Expose Chronicling The Tribulations Of Parenting And Domestic Life For What It Truly Is: Living Hell, Anchored By Morning Coffee Perks And Evening Wine “Calm-The-Fuck-Down” Decompression Sessions … With A Few Sweet-Ass MeanMom™ Rantrums Squeezed In. Continue reading ““Writer Of Words, Etc.””
Those Adorable Covidiot Jokesters Practicing Covidiocy In Public Places … Continue reading “My Loving Valentine To Ugly Torontonians”
Jim Borden’s Blog – “Borden’s Blather” – Is The Writer’s Inherently Charming, Intelligent And Witty Presentation, And Well, It’s Simply Neat Fun To Hang Out There …
… Emerson’s words capture perfectly the kind of life I hope to live:
“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
J. Bo (*) Shares Moments And Curiosities Of Everyday Life As Testimony That Is Immediately Pleasing And Satisfying To The Reader’s Curiosity And Appetite To Learn From An Engaging Educator.
The Range Of Topics, Depth Of Research, And Knowledge … Reveals A Tidy Nugget Of Purposeful Information – A Teachable Moment – Entertaining The Reader (Guest) Especially Well With Reason To Come Back For Seconds And Thirds …
“Jim’s Comments Are The Real Gems Of Borden’s Blather. I Was Welcomed The Very Moment I Connected With Jim. He Seemingly Answers Every Comment, And Does So With Genuine Interest And No Small Serving Of Sharp, Observational Humor. You’ll Go From A Smile To A Laugh.”
And Leave With A Reminder That There Are Genuinely Good Folks Blogging On WordPress.
All Of Them …
But If I Had To Narrow It Down To A Couple Dozen, I’d Say Don’t Miss Jim’s Weekly Feature “Monday Music”
Spoiler Alert: It’s Published On Monday’s And It’s About Music.
“Long-winded talk with no real substance. Drop in daily for your regular dose of nonsensical blather.” JQB
Part Of Friend’s Of Kuched Week Is The Dedication Of A Song To The Honored Blogger …
Jim’s A Big Fan Of Bruce Springsteen. So, Let’s Go With “Born To Run“
(Regrets As I Was Unable To Upload The Video From Vevo.)
(*) I Didn’t Ask Jim’s Permission To Refer To Him As “J. Bo” … Any Resemblance To J. Lo Would Be Coincidental And False. J. BoLo Share A First Initial, A Period, A Space (Not Literally Together … The Same Space Between Names … Uh, The Long Key On A Keyboard), And The Second Letter In Their Last Name.
That’s All I’m Saying …
“And, Thanks, Jim.”
Who Doesn’t Want To Be Helped? Continue reading “Confessions Of An Interventionist Hitman”
With A Scratch On My Forehead … Continue reading “Sweet Parisian Dreams”
I’ve Given The
Correct Answers Below …
“Yes, They’re Arbitrary. Despotic, C’mon Now Don’t Be Like That? Random Enough.”
Your Turn To Be The Q.
… Shouldn’t Be Hard. G’Head, Don’t Be Shy. … Ask The Questions Like No One’s Reading?
“… Because It Felt Good At The Time, That’s Why.”
” … Anyway, I Didn’t Know The Guy Was A Real Cop.”
” … True.”
” … Because I Thought This Stuff Stayed In Vegas.”
“… I Swear It Looked Ripe To Me.”
In Snooty Culinary Terms – ([mi zɑ̃ ˈplas]) – Means Simply … Continue reading ““Mise-En-Place” … French, Oui?”
For This Wonderful Accolade And Nomination …
Sovely Is The Creative Soul Of MurmelMeister.
“A Blog So Passionately Crafted To Reward The Reader With Blossoms Of Love, Music, Poetry, Soul Food … Infused With An Unfettered Awakening And Celebration Of The True Human Spirit.”
“This is an award for the Absolutely Wonderful Writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.”
When are you happiest? The time I spend with my two sons, Uno e Dewey. Writing. Praying. Supporting the Daily Bread Food Bank.
Do you prefer happiness or challenging situations? I’m almost always in a happy mood, frequently bordering on natural euphoria – must be the sweet pheromones jacked up inside – except for moments of other normal emotions that get in the way of permanence. Happiness is fleeting, finicky, and unfulfilling beyond a momentary flight of self-satisfying random occurences, which isn’t sustainable. I don’t pursue, or often think about, happiness. It simply exists for me. I don’t miss it if it’s slumbering or absent. It always comes back when it needs a heart to hug and a mind to play with … Happiness may be something as innocuous as ice cream melting. Laughing after crying. Playing with my dog. A warm or cool breeze. Challenging situations appeal when there is a drive to attain a desired goal, result or achievement. I strive for Purpose, Truth In Self, Wisdom Beyond Knowledge, Potentiality Of Love and Personal Betterment … omnipresent challenges, never-ending.
What is the best thing happening to you past week? Forging through an extended period of creative voids and abstinence to allow a story to permeate within me – honoring the process to nurture rather than forcing unnecessary words for the sake of writing – then hitting a moment of creative bliss where it abundantly spilled onto the pages as though I had discovered a secret passage into an inspirational sanctum.
What is the most useful thing you own? My Mind. My Hands. My Heart. My Imagination. My Faith. My Self. My Strength. My Sense Of Humor … Library Card. Brita Water Filter. Plumbing. NH95 Face Mask.
For what in your life do you feel most grateful? God’s Grace and Forgiveness. My Mother’s lifetime of unselfishness and sacrifice for her children. Mio Ragazzi.
What makes you laugh the most? My dog. My sublime idiocy and self-deprecating humor. Things I say aloud when I’m alone. Mocking myself. I’ve always made myself laugh. I think I’m humorous, though I’m not sure …
What is something you like to do that other people would probably consider “weird” if they knew? I often go to see films alone. I dance when I’m alone to my curated Spotify playlists. I use purifying facial masks a couple times a year as a devout and practicing Metrosexual Man. Also, I’ve given myself a deplorable (unspeakable) nickname to keep me humble … because humility is Self Love. I’ve trimmed my hair twice during the pandemic.
What was the most thoughtful gift you made? I was about 7 or 8 years old and I had crafted a paper necktie in school for Father’s Day … Thoughtful, wishful, perhaps back then only because I’ve never met my father.
What’s the best topping/ice cream combination? My lips are the topping … over Chocolate Tartufo.
What’s your idea of heaven & hell? Life on Earth. It’s the same place. We’re simultaneously co-habitating in the delusion of Good and Evil, though we’re all too preoccupied with nonsense, ignorance and hoarding 2-ply bleached tree bark to tell the difference … and, even if we could, would we really know what to do about it?
How do you feel about diversity? For Millennia, Drones Of Social Engineering – Religion, Government, Education, Military, Media – have persecuted courageous individuals and groups merely wanting to be recognized and valued for their inherent differences. Shame on The Institutional Whores masquerading as Leaders of Humanity. Future generations will live a truer, authentic existence … until Artificial Intelligence usurps their freedom and liberties, and then the Neo-Persecuted will wax poetic about the Good Old Days when Humans had the right to hate, judge, ridicule, slaughter and enslave one another instead of being censored, cloned, euthanized and de-Humanized by a herd of fuckless robots. So, be as different, as genuine, as unique, as blessedly purposeful … as singular as God Created you.
What is your most favorite blog post that did not get enough attention yet? “In Me Still …” was soul-effacing to write and share publicly. It’s the closest script to poetry I’ve ever written and recounts a dark childhood trauma … decidedly cryptic, I’m unconvinced it revealed the truth entirely.
What’s your favorite question to ask? “What’s Your True Purpose in Life?” … “How Can I Help?” … “Didn’t I Pay Last Time?”
What was the meanest thing you’ve ever done? Lied about the truth. Killed an insect. Hurt people emotionally who care about me …
Which jobs would you like to try out, if you had a chance? Priest (Confessions and Exorcisms only). Film Director. Architect (during The Renaissance). Organic Farmer. Sign Painter. Dirty Dancer. Surfer. Typography Designer / Font Artist. Namer Of IKEA Products. Millennial Whisperer. Crafter of Artisanal – Small Batch – Kitty Litter.
You’re good at? Short List: Quick wit. Making myself laugh. Telling the truth. Holding hands. Chivalry. Ironing shirts. Making homemade … Bolognese sauce, Jambalaya, Chilli, Beans & Rice, Kasha, Omelets, Oatmeal, Lasagne, Espresso … Kissing. Free-style Dancing. Pinching fat babies. Flossing the hard to right spots. Pouring a nice head on a Lager. Annoying friends. Getting out of bed. Foreplay. Making up new words. Screwing up grammar. Using a Corkscrew. Snorting when I laugh. Shaking my head. Cloaking my heart when I’m smitten … Watching movies. Doodling. Staring at people in public. Blinking. Counting backwards. Mocking. Telepathy. Empathy. Crying in church. Day Dreaming. Shadow Puppets. Modesty/Immodesty. Being an asshole when I’m cranky. Drinking from a glass. Throwing snowballs. Losing focus when I’m bored. Pretending to listen. Asking questions when I already know the answer. Falling asleep. Not caring/Over caring. Answering questions when I don’t know the answers … Writing cryptic, random nonsense, then tapping publish on my blog.
Truly Awesome Are My 5 Chosen Nominees Of Impossibly Gifted Writers And Bloggers I Follow Regularly:
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Don’t Be Shy … You Know The Song About The Lyrical Gangsta? Continue reading “Kitchen Karaoke”
Ever Get So Slammed With Self-Interest Writing Projects … Continue reading “So, You’re A Writer, Huh?”
Well, For Starters, I’ve Made It To The Most Magnificent Day-Of-The-Week – Monday, Monday – Alive, Kicking … Loving Life 24 Hours-At-A-Time. Continue reading “How Wonderful”
Completed My 2019 Tax Return Yesterday … Continue reading “Grateful, Great Fool?”
aka: Woo-Woo & Meow-Meow … Continue reading “The Puppy & Kitten Show”
If You’ve Never Had The Sweet Fortune … Continue reading “Rockin’ The Canadian Tuxedo”
Originally posted on December 12, 2018 on Kuched. The version below is lovingly refreshed for non-judgmental palates of Truth Perpetuated. Thank you for reading. ♥
Often enough I’d come to believe it didn’t take much in life to be happy.
Or, ignorant. Continue reading ““Happy As A Pig In Sh!t””
The Pix Above Isn’t The Best I’ve Ever Taken … Continue reading “Coffee With Carl V”
It’s Only Monday … Continue reading “Moon Day Romance”
I’m Still Clueless As To What Momentarily Possessed Me To Tap 3 Words Into Google … Continue reading “A Morning Like This …”
If You Care-To-Share, Pick And Post – Comment Below – Any One (Or More) Of The Following: Continue reading “Let’s Play Favorites”
The Problemo-A-Go-Go … Is The Rest Of The Day Has A Lot To Live Up To Now … Continue reading “Woo-Woo Wednesdays”
It’s A Kuched Up Word – Whimsical Inspiration From A Free Image Online – Please Don’t Let The Good Folks @ Pixabay Know. Continue reading “Pixamuse Me”
I’ve Been Doing On/Off For Over 30 Years … Continue reading “Day Of The Hypotarian”
Connecting On Zoom … At Work. Continue reading “Zoomed Out”
Packing My Spandex Unitard On Mothballs … Continue reading “Looking For A New Side Hustle”
Hell, No … Continue reading “Enigma Of The Differ”
Here To Stay … Continue reading “Lovable Mondays”
Toilet Seat Up Or Down … Just Get It In The Bowl, Darling … Continue reading “Fussy, Was She?”
For All But The First 3-1/2 Years Of My Life … Continue reading ““I Don’t Want To See Your Junk””
Some Cool Shit … Continue reading “Dig This …”
We Can All Use Reason For Joy … Continue reading ““It’s Kind Of My Birthday Eve””
Couldn’t Find One, So I Went Fishing For A Cool Pic … Continue reading “I Needed A Good Excuse …”
To Imitate A Rainbow … Than By Tie-Dyeing A T-Shirt? Continue reading “Purple. Pricks. Popsicles.”
I Pogo Up And Scissor Kick Life Square In The Nuts … Continue reading “Post Script To My Version (Truth Included)”
Dear That Guy, Continue reading “My Valentine To That Guy”
I Decided To Treat My Pretty Man Melon To A Self-Curated Haircut … Because, It’s Always A Good Time For A Bad Idea To Go Horribly Wrong … Continue reading “The Barber Of Booyaka”
Living Life Our “Special Way” Was A Big Deal To Us … And, Only Us? Continue reading “Remember When Dumb Shit Mattered?”
I Got To Thinking About All Y’alleseses – Blogger Darlings – During My Self Exile In Pre-Purgatory Last Week … Continue reading “Hunky Dory, Hoss”
This Doesn’t Worry Me … Continue reading “Calm, Cool & Collected”
There Was A Time When Judging, Ridiculing, Profiling Was
Wholesome, Clean, Innocent Ignorant Fun: Goofing On Others For Cheap Guffaws … Childish Shits & Giggles! Continue reading “Charming, Really”
On The Planet – To Keep Your Skinny/Fat/Pretty Ass Wiped And Daisy Fresh – To Last Through An Apocalypse … Continue reading “My Love, Always”
I’m Giggling My Slim Tochus Off The Charts …
Laughing Makes It Alright, Right? Continue reading “Free “Click Bait” Here!”
I Know, I Should’ve Patented The Formula … Continue reading “Asshole Repellant”
This Last Stance Has Lost Its Romance, And Left Me In A Perfunctory Funk … Sans The ‘Delic … Of Undanceable Beats. Continue reading “Time To Make A Move?”
On My Pinterest Feed …
Asking Questions About Jacques. Continue reading “Three Days Later …”
When I See The First Liliaceae Of Spring … I’m Going To Stop … Continue reading “Tulipa Whisperer”
“My Beloved French Tutor Eulogized” was originally published November 24, 2018 on Kuched. It was my second post. Possibly, my favorite. Here it is, again, warmed over. Presented In Loving Memory of La Légende de G.I. Jacques. Continue reading “My Beloved French Tutor Eulogized”
SEEMS LIKE MORE OR LESS
Would You Mind If I Said, Continue reading “Two-Fiddy, Huh?”
Are Not What They Used To Be … As A Savvy Enough Business Traveller, I’ve Learned That “Continental” Is Hospitality Code For “Eat Something Before Going To Breakfast …”
Continue reading “Chatty, Hungry Cannibals (Part 1)”
I’ve Been Trying To Dump A Follower … Of The Leachy-Preachy, Creepy Crawler, Flogger Blogger Varietal … Continue reading “Shoo-Shoo, Bugaboo”
Perhaps, You’ve Noticed The Four Of Them Behind My Desk … Continue reading “Red Cups In My Office”
My Mind … This Morning …
Except The Long Weekend. Family Day. Some Kindly Folks Call It; Some Nothing At All. Continue reading “Tangelo Dreams”
Mitigating Saint Valentine’s Day … Was The Last Straw … After The Cold Snap This Week. Continue reading “Spring Prelude To Losing My Mind”
For A Couple Near Blissful Hours Yesterday … Continue reading “Guru Side Hustle”
I’ll Wear Just About Anything …
That Looks Good On A Well-Attired Mannequin. Continue reading “Sticking My Turtleneck Out”
I’ve Planned A Trip To The Iberian Peninsula … Some Pesky, Inconvenient Situation Conspired Against My Pretty Toes Slipping Into Avarcas Sandals. Continue reading “Never Been To Spain”
“Giving Up The Booze And The One-Night Stands …”
Joking, folks. Sardonic is what I do. Sartorialist, occasionally. Bombastic, mostly. Continue reading “Sardonic Satorialist?”
It’s His Nurse ...
Let’s not forget she was The Bella Antagonist Continue reading “Flowers Would Be Nice”
Of The Shitty Head Colds I’ve Had This Suckholiest Of Sicky Seasons …
Let’s Go With Three. Continue reading “We’ll Be Fine, Really”
I’m Into Eyebrows. Its Not A Fetish – Like Creepy Dudes Toes Deep Into Feet – What?
Just A Cool Obsession: Continue reading “Browser Wowser”
I Lose My Appetite For Eating Sh!t Sandwiches …
“Tolerating Insolence From Social Malcontents Suffering Nincompoopy Complexes … Fills Me Up To The Jowls Of Joy.”
I’d Identify As A Sea Turtle …
I’m Not Crazy About Reptiles. Continue reading “Taupetopia”
Yep, Again, This Morning – Metaphorically – Dumped A Nasty Load Of Digital Déjà Voodoo Folks.
Now, I Have To Launder The Linens. Change The Sheets. Air The Joint Out. Continue reading “It’s Disco Warfare, Baby”
Isn’t A Fate I Suffer Easily or Frequently … Much Less Tolerate …
“Perhaps, Its Because I Mostly Write About Nothing, Which Is More Difficult Than You May Think.”
And, There’s Always Something To Write About Continue reading “Simple Hack To Beat The Curse”
Of Which Exactly None Are Known To Exist … On The World Wide Web …
While Writing Another Post Yesterday, I Moseyed Across A Digital Ad From BLUE Cat Food Continue reading “Buffy & The Porsche”
Alright, I’m Calling An Intervention …
Actually, An Exorcism: I’m Convinced Dubya Pea Is Possessed. Continue reading “How Many Times”
And Falling Into La La Land …
Right To It Then: Continue reading “I Should’ve Manscaped”
After The Holidays … Jonesing For A Little Goofy Fun …
And, Wanna Cruise In A Life-Size Snow Globe On Wheels? Continue reading “Snow Globe Conversion Kit”
Is One Of Those Shameless Filler Posts …
Us Blogniks Ever Admit To Dropping Continue reading “Really, Dude?”
Time Out With The Festive Noshing & Imbibing …
Boom. Shaka. Laka. Continue reading “I’m Calling A Yuletide Truce”
My First Born ‘Darling’ Texted Me Last Saturday Morning …
Asking, If I Was “Down To Doing Something?” Exactly. Down Not Up. Continue reading “When Sparky Met Molly”
To The Side Of Town …
We Don’t Talk About Continue reading “About Last Halloween”
Just How Many Buttons You Have …
So, I Counted. In The Lamest Of Sorted Ways. Guestimation, Darlings. Continue reading “Gran Botón Rojo, Esq.”
Would You Believe …
This Nitty Gritty Witty Ditty – In Theory – Started With Pure Intentions Of Scribbling A Goofy Bucket List? Continue reading “Bucket Lust”
Some Borrowed …
Some Très Bleu. Continue reading “Kuchedisms”
To Be Perfectly Quiet …
I’m Doing My Part. Distilling Stillness. Not A Word Spoken. Continue reading “If One Can’t Improve On Silence …”
To Admit I Was Wrong … I’ve Been Doing It For So Long …
So, Reader’s Choice: Regret. Shame. Guilt. Continue reading “What The Frangipane?”
After Work Last Night …
A Planned Office Thing. Previous Plans For A Larger Soirée Tanked. Good Intentions Thwarted. Continue reading “When Sushi Bites Back”
Do You Go Casual … Kazee, Kazoo?
Dress It Up
Play It Down
Full Commando? Continue reading “What’re You Wearing?”
Well, Your “Sunday Go-To-Brunch” Good News Just Got All The Way Awesome ..
“Kuched Is Over-Stocked On Wit.”
That’s All Right. Surprised? I’m Not. Continue reading “Puns For Hire”
Yes, It’s Contagious …
A Good Thing. Stop Scratching. Or, It’ll Scar.
“Don’t Cha Worry, ‘Cause I’ve Got The Fix, My Darlings.”
… The Ointment. Anecdote to the Antidote to Aunty Dotty. Topical Greasy Stuff … To Make The Rash Go Away (Before Tinder Swipe Right-Fright-Nite). Continue reading “The ‘Hoochie Koochies’ Are Coming!”
And, All Y’all – Feeling The Same Unloved Feeling – Like Déjà Voodoo.
“What’s Going On With Our Lovely Host?”
Hearing Fables Of Lost Followers: On Again, Pissed Off Again. Posts Gone Poof, Incognito. Disappearing Into Sweet Nothings, Darling.
… Who’s Been Hacking My Porridge?
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