Because November

What I’m going to write about next month.

  1. Intro/Background, etc.
  2. Write about preparing
  3. Describe your year to date. (Form 2014, but it’ll be something I can really sink my teeth into while I’m on the train.)
  4. Write about someone you’ve recently lost (Flashback to 2016; this would have been just after my uncle had died)
  5. Of which libations do you partake? When were you last drunk? What’s in your glass now?  What will be later?
  6. Write about your writing tools. (Flashback to 2004 post about the switch away from MovableType)
  7. Write about when you were tarted unfairly. (Flashback to writing from 11/7/2013 where I was writing about what happened at the four-letter company)
  8. Plans for Election Day
  9. Election Day Reax
  10. Free Write
  11. What are some qualities of bad bosses? What would you not do if you were supervising others? (Reachback to 2015)
  12. Veterans’ Day
  13. Travel Recap
  14. 2022 Football So Far
  15. Halfway
  16. Health Update (After l0oking at my entry from 11/16/2016)
  17. Write about an experience that changed a long held belief you had (Flashback to 2013)
  18. Callback to prompts from 11/18/2012
  19. Tube Cruise
  20. What opportunities that you’ve passed up do you regret passing? (Flashback to 2015)
  21. Thanksgiving plan
  22. Dates that will live in Infamy
  23. Radio Reminiscence (From September 23, 2004 about Air America)
  24. Thanksgiving
  25. Free Write
  26. Small Business Saturday/Christmas Shopping
  27. Describe what you’re doing for the rest of this year. (Flashback to 2014)
  28. Is there someone you were close to at one point in time, that you can no longer stand to be around? (From 2020…)
  29. What are you most proud of this year? (Flashback to 2015)
  30. Wrap Up

Because Sunday

Writing on Sundays is what I do.

Watching football after the Saints’ disastrous performance on Thursday night.

Still trying to figure out what I want to attack next month. I seem to have deleted my list of prompts while I was trying to free up space on Google before I chose to give them some money, so I don’t have to worry about being out of space anymore.

I should be searching the fine web to find some ideas, but I’m also tempted to look through some pas years to sample.

What can I do — I’ve been busy as hell trying to get a bunch of stuff finished by the end of the day tomorrow. I worked yesterday, even.

But I’m also occupying time watching what’s going on with politics. Not going to make any predictions about what happens in a few weeks, but I really don’t think I’ll be negatively surprised.

So I’m still taking ideas for next month. I wanted to have this all wrapped up by next weekend, but we’ll see.

Sunday Morning Musings

Not really ready for a new week at work, but whatever. I have things that I’m behind on to accomplish, and I think I can probably get pretty far on those.

But first a Sunday of football. Since the FormskinsCommanders won on Thursday, the TV games hwere in the Beltway swamp are largely focused on a really subpar Ravents team, and whatever the big national games are.


Still a considerable amount of the season left. Washington is going to be going back to the ODU product under center since Wentz broke a bone in his hand.

Some big candidates for the Crystal ChandelierChris Chandler, award recently.

Otherwise, it’s been a matter of trying to figure out what I need to do early next month, and over the end of the year.

Interspersed, there, too, is following events with the world and politics.

A group of Mises Caucus members calling themselves the Libertarian Part of Virginia invited me to some rubber chicken affair in Richmond in a few weeks to modify the party bylaws.

Problem is the party dissolved itself; it doesn’t exist, legally. How the fuck do you lobby to participate in electing politicians when you haven’t followed the basic rules?

Fuck you, nerd. RON PAUL 2008!!1!

Still trying to formulate a response to their very delayed response back to me. It can wait.

With their destructiontakeover, however, there’s been a notable silence from the NeoHippies in Alabamastan about what’s been happening in Iran for a month.

Yeah, tha’ts because Mossadeq! The JCPOA would have prevented all of that if Orange Man Bad hadn’t pulled the US out of it.

Or you take a look at Twitter or some of the MSM sites that have been covering it. (I’ve been getting most of my information from the BBC, though CNN at least has covered it a little. Not sure if the silence is as deafening as the silence from the LPMC folks, but….) Good hashtags if you want to search for yourself…#IranRevolution, and search around for Evin Prison to see the video and photos.

Okay. Time for some more coffee, and football.


My schedule is all out-of-sorts. Four-day weekend is really strange.

But it’s been okay, I guess. I miss my wife. I miss our dog.

I’ve gotten a lot accomplished, but I’m definitely feeling end-of-dose fumes.

But tomorrow.

Am kind of following news, but all it seems to do is reinforce my skepticism about some of what I’d been consuming over the past couple of years.

There’s an interesting confluence of really stupid shit from the Cold War rebranding itself as Libertarianism and actual evidence of what’s happened. Predictions really have failed in so many instances, but if we move past those incorrect predictions, everybody will get to Valhalla. Or something.

Still on the to-do list:

Figure out L2TP setup for various VMs, sites, etc. on my personal stuff. Figure out what I want to write about next month. Figure out what the trip/next month look like.

But the weather’s getting cold, at least. I turned on the heat yesterday. Seems to be working.

That’s What You Get

Kind of slept in today, but woke up to a call to the spare phone I’ve been monitoring.

The big news overnight? The Libertarian Party’s official Twitter account got 0wner3d by some NFT peddler trying to hock weird fractal artwork.

Yes, the images look kinda neat, but the whole thing shows that the LP is run by amateurs.

Infosec procedures are fucking tedious a lot of the time. I will willingly admit that, but this is the sort of thing that happens when you’re staffed by complete amateurs.

The folks in Alabamastan are reaching out hard to Rep. Amash to get him not to peel off.

I still have reservations about him, but he’d be better than anyone the edgelord kids have been floating.


I live in a state without a chapter.

Why? Because paying attention to procedure is difficult, so we’re going to just do whatever we want; go fuck yourself.

But we’re not going to start from scratch. We’re just going to use what do what we want with what other people put together.

*resigned shrug*

I used to find myself most closely-aligned with the Libertarian Party. I can’t say that at this moment. Am I aligned with the Republicans or Democrats? No. But I think it’s possible that either of those parties will deliver the least bad candidate going forward.

Whatever. I live in Virginia, which has largely returned to being Blue just the way the Byrd Organization intended. I’ll vote in the Democratic primaries against the worst ones out there. It wasn’t hard for me to vote against Elizabeth Warren in 2020.

So, what else is up on this weird Hurricane Ian-remains weekend?

  1. Now that’ it’s October, I probably should figure out what I’m writing about next month. If anyone has any suggestions, I’m open, hoping to have the list close to finalized by about 10/28. I am looking forward to writing, now. Might be a bit of an odd month, because I’m locked in to be out of town for a substantial trip. We’ll see how that goes. Even though I’m thinking it’s pretty useless, I think I’m going to spend a significant amount of time when I’m down there working to pay my protection racket.
  2. i need to go do some stuff around the house. Writing, listening to podcasts, etc. is a kind of lame way to avoid addressing things. Get things done. But that can wait a few minutes.

So. Now that I’m on full charge for the phone, off to get on it.