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A glorious morning it is when I don’t “hit snooze.”

I intentionally use an alarm app that has no snooze and forces activity to halt it. And yet, after I have silenced it, I sometimes set a new alarm for 15 minutes later. I’m doing that less though, so that’s progress, I guess, right?

We all aspire to be punctual and disciplined. Yet, whenever it comes to waking up in the morning and setting up a goal, we end up hitting the snooze button. Hitting it with such a pride as if it wa…

Source: Stop Hitting Your Snooze Button – Boringbug

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It’s a bit strange when I think to myself: am I really living the best life I possibly can? I am trying to. Am I trying hard enough though? I actually want to say “I don’t know”, but at this point, the better answer is no, not yet, I’m not.

I can do better. The whole world seems to be in a slump, but that’s really no excuse.

What do you think? Am I just viewing things through dark gray lenses?

Inspired by: Continue | The Daily Post

Gen Hagiwara's Rabbit
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I’ve been interested in the art of origami, or paper folding, for a very long time. I think it’s the way a simple piece of paper, or a few pieces, can be coaxed into making familiar shapes, or even just abstract shapes. The only limits seem to be the creator’s imagination and the limits of folding a piece of paper. Mostly for my own information, I’m looking into it a bit more. Here’s a few links I dug up:

Origami Club

Origami-Fun

Origami for Everyone

Have fun folding paper!

I’m participating in the #AtoZChallenege Challenge! Today’s letter is F. You can find out more about it here:

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After a wonderful weekend, Mother Nature has decided to take a chill pill. That’s what I think from here in southern California, at least. My apologies to my fellow Americans in the eastern part of our country. It’s far from the pleasantness we have here.

OK, there is a bit more seriousness out there. Check out this post for deeper insight:

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I read an interesting thought from Abraham Twerski (The Enemy Within).&n…

Source: #MicroblogMondays 134: Fish Love – Stirrup Queens

My current time wasting activity would have to be checking in on progress in the game Screeps. It’s something that continuously runs, like a typical MMO game, but it does sometimes need small pockets of focused concentration, to get those tiny bots (“creeps”, in game terms) back on track, should they misbehave. Sometimes, the in-game memory needs a bit of pruning to keep it running as well. I’ve recently respawned at a new location, so the rebuilding process is underway to reestablish some territory for me. I just noticed that the player who ousted me from a previous sector is just one sector away. Hopefully, they won’t look westward. I’ve got 9 days before I can expand again. That’s 9 days to get at least one base fortified enough to withstand an assault (I don’t currently have allies.)

This game works best in desktop systems and web browsers, although I can peek in on it from my phone.

I almost chose Pokemon Go, but I use that usually when I’m on my walks, so it counts as a workout (on iOS!) and not really a time-waster at that point. So, now, it’s your turn:

What is currently your favourite time waster?

Leave a comment, or post with a link back. Maybe there’s some fun stuff I might try.

Prompt source: #MicroblogMondays 128: Combinations Stirrup Queens

A marathon is the very definition of a long race. The full length of 26 miles is a challenge for the majority of humans, and just finishing is  an achievement.

I think that’s why, especially today, the day we observe the life of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, that when we reflect on the long struggle behind us, and still to come, it’s important to remember that progress will come. It’s never as soon as most of us might like, and will almost always be a very uncomfortable situation for all involved, but that the key to making it through is stamina and sheer determination of will.

Quitters don’t win and winners don’t quit. I believe that’s how that saying goes.

via Daily Prompt: Marathon, for MicroBlogMondays #125
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I realized something recently. I have no idea if I share some of my interests with my friends. I suppose it’s because of the things that we already know we have in common, like our shared love of the Doctor Who universe.

I do have a few more deep interests that I might be less obscure than they seem to me, such as watching speed-gaming for fun. Hopefully, I’ll be less afraid to share some of my special interests to try and pull them a bit out of obscurity. The fear is of getting the blank stare of those who don’t quite understand what I’m describing. It’s the fear of being uninteresting if I must put a name to it.

I had this wild thought. Maybe showing interest in something, anything at all can be interesting. That’s my hope.

More interesting (possibly spooky)stuff: MicroblogMonday: Champing