Weekend Coffee Share: I’m Still Alive!

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If we were having coffee, I’d tell you the last two weeks just flew by and I’ve barely had time to think about this blog. Weekend before last, we went to Little Jedi’s birthday party and a good time was had by all. Sadly, we all picked up a nasty bug at the arcade, and I spent half of the following week flat on my back in bed.

I did manage to publish a substantial post on gaming with children at Comparative Geeks this week, but otherwise, not much blogging from me in the last couple of weeks. Part of that’s because being down for most of a week left me a backlog at work to dig myself out of. Part of it’s because so much political stuff is happening, I’m spending a lot more time than normal reading and chattering on Facebook.

I’m not getting into the politics in the coffee post today, but I’ll have a lot to say about it in the coming few weeks. Although I’m eager to see what happens in the looming New York primaries, I’m not just looking at the elections at this point. I’m looking at a series of state laws targeting primarily LGBTQ+ people conservatives are pushing across the south and beyond. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the scope of the thing and figure out how to approach it at this point, but I’ll have a post about it soon.

And I’d tell you I may be scarce on the coffee share for the next couple of weeks. I’m giving the political stuff priority for the next little while, and I have offline commitments both next weekend and the week after. Since half my friends are tied up with the A to Z Challenge through the end of the month, I suppose it’s not a bad time to take a couple of weekends off.

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My schedule should ease up a bit around mid-May, and I should be around more in the summer than I’ve been since this time last year, so we have that to look forward to.

Happy Weekend! Don’t forget to add your coffee share link to the linkup at Part Time Monster and share it with #WeekendCoffeeShare on Facebook and Twitter.

And now I am off to teach my grandson how to play Jenga.

Some Things . . . Mostly Feminist Things

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We’re doing our Feminist Friday thing at Infinite Free Time this week, and I’ll wrap up the summer run here a week from Friday. And speaking of feminism . . .

Comparative Geeks turned me on to this video yesterday. It’s part one of six, and as a person who engages regularly in some feminist chatter on the internet, I find it fascinating. It’s so good I watched the whole series, and too good not to share. I may have things to say about it at some point. I’m pondering.

Also. If you happen to remember the Manic Pixie Dream Girl discussion we had in February at Victim to Charm — the one that inspired a four-part series on trolling behavior from me. Well. That post has been getting some attention lately. You should bop over there and take a look at the sharing counts on the Facebook and Twitter buttons in the post footer. And give it a read while you’re there 😉

Other news:

I’m moving forward with doubling down on Sourcerer and bringing this blog in for a somewhat graceful landing. My #WeekendCoffeeShare post will run over there this weekend, probably on Sunday, and I’m getting a real domain for that blog just as soon as I can afford it.

In the next week or two, I’ll tweak the About Page here to ensure full disclosure and change the tagline. From that point forward, this blog will be about building a resume for social commentary until I can start figuring out how to place posts on larger sites with audiences for that stuff or build a better site to host my personal commentary. Once we get through the Feminist Friday wrap-up, posting here will be extremely sporadic for a few weeks, because I’ve got higher-priority things that need doing.Feminism_free

I’ve unpublished the Just Gene’O Facebook page because it wasn’t getting me anything even when I was updating it, and I don’t want an inactive public page attached to my name.

I doubt I’ll ever bring it back. I regard the Facebook page experiment as a failure and not worth putting more time into. From where I’m sitting, the value of Facebook is all in my personal timeline and a handful of groups at this point. But of course, the Sourcerer page will continue to host publicized links, and I’m still up for helping friends build their page followings when the opportunities present themselves.

Happy hump day!

Weekend Coffee Share: In Which I Say, “Fine”

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you that when my Saturday post publishes, I will be covered in bleach, because I am washing my house down today with the help of my Father.

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And I would tell you I am thinking about what is good for Gene’O — not what is good for Gene’O but is also good for everyone else. I would tell you, bluntly, that it is time for me to be selfish, and I don’t give a fuck whether anyone likes it or not.

I’d tell you I finished up with work very early in the day yesterday. I spent my commute dreaming up Sci-Fi Saturday things I could write for Sourcerer, and wondering if I should go ahead and do a coffee post over there.

I’m obviously NOT doing a coffee post over there this weekend. And I am also not doing a Sci-Fi Saturday there. I’m not doing anything at Sourcerer this weekend, unless I find a sliver of free time that I do not know about at this point.

My family, bless their southern hearts. Do not actually understand what I am doing here. This Internet thing, as far as they are concerned, is a hobby. I am trying to put us into a position to build something reselmbling a business here. But as far as some of the people in my life go? I might as well be building model airplanes. Or paper airplanes.

This is probably all, for the whole weekend, as far as the words posted on the blogs goes. It’s hard to do spur-of-the-moment writing when you’re surrounded on all sides by chaos and people with expectations. Especially if you want the spur-of-the-moment writing to be decent and have art.

I would not rule out interactions in other media, though. It only takes so long to wash a house, and as for dealing with the rest, well. I am accustomed to that.