Easy Enough

I never thought about this before, but I guess there are such things as small joys, and that would include anything that makes you feel happy.  We all have universal desires, which includes wanting food and water, and clean fresh air to breathe.  Anyways I was nominated by Carol Anne of Therapy Bits – Living life with dissociative identity disorder and complex ptsd to list fifteen of my small joys, so I will give it a shot, however as I explained in other posts that I don’t like chain mail, so I won’t be nominating any others. Thank you, Carol Anne, and here are my 15 small joys!

1. Having sex with somebody other than myself.
2. Writing music posts.
3. Reading the new book that Max sent me.
4. Hosting Song Lyric Sunday.
5. Petting the cat.
6. Jumping into the swimming pool.
7. Getting a normal range blood sugar reading.
8. Listening to music on Youtube.
9. Sending out birthday cards.
10. Relaxing with Netflix.
11. Watering the plants.
12. Drinking coffee.
13. Watching football.
14. Not having cancer.
15. Hoping that we will soon be rid of Trump.

Apparently, it is a Thing

I Googled “Who is Vincent Ehindero?” and although I did not find out all that much about him, what I did discover was that a lot of people have been honored with this prestigious Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award.  I was nominated by the author LYNCRAIN “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”  I will answer the questions that go with this award, but I will not nominate anyone else because, I despise chain mail and that is what I see these awards as being.

Lyn has asked me the following questions.

  1. What genre is your favorite?

Action, comedy, drama, if there is such a thing.

  1. If you could be a character in any story which one would it be?

I picture myself as a James Bond type of character.

  1. Are you veggie lover or a fruit lover?

I do eat both, but mostly I go for meat and bread.

  1. What era of music is your favorite and why?

Classic rock because most of the stuff that came along after that sucks.

  1. If you change one thing in the world, what would it be?

Russian hackers would all be sent to prison.

  1. Why did you begin blogging?

I started because I was looking for a platform to promote my books.

  1. What makes you laugh?

Things that I think are funny are what makes me laugh.

Just so the First One Won’t Get Lonely

Lyn told me that she nominated me for a Liebster Award, because she always enjoys reading my blogs and I told her that I already have this award, but I will graciously accept it again, as long as I don’t have to follow all of the rules.  Thus, I will answer the questions, but I won’t be posing any new ones or nomination anyone else.

  1. What’s your reading preference a physical book or on kindle?

I would like to try a talking book.

  1. If books could talk what would they say about your reading choices?

Stop reading porn.

  1. Cat or Dog lover? Or some other creature?

Dogs are best, but cats can be cute.

  1. What’s your favorite comfort food? Is there a story behind it?

I enjoy a snack between breakfast and lunch and I never turn down a fresh Danish.  After dinner and after I take my second blood sugar reading, I can have some desert, but what I eat depends on the numbers that I just got.  I am always hungry and lately I have been eating a lot of fresh cut up strawberries placed on a shortcake shell topped with fat free whipped cream, but if my numbers were low, I could have a small cup of soft serve ice crème, vanilla and chocolate twist.

  1. What’s your preference for travel… planes, trains, boats, or automobile?

I don’t enjoy flying, but it is necessary so you still have time lest for your vacation if you are going far away.  I always wanted to go on a cruise, but not with this coronavirus that we are dealing with today.

  1. Married or single or in a relationship or non-applicable

Single and looking but not serious.

  1. What was your favorite activity as a child?

I loved playing Monopoly when I was young and when my brother and sister got tired of playing, I made up an imaginary friend to play with.  I called him Ghosty, because nobody could see him except me and I used to cheat him because I liked to win.

  1. If you had to pick one, would it be a blog entry or a poem for your epitaph, which one would it be?

Here lies Jim, he went for a swim in the ocean of life and he is not coming back.

  1. Favorite song? Why?

This is a hard one, but I am going with Truckin’, because it was the first song that I heard at my first Grateful Dead concert.

  1. Favorite author? Why?

R. R. Tolkien because I became engrossed in his stories.

11. What makes you smile, no matter how many times you see it? Why?

I think this has something to do with the muscles in my cheeks working in combination with my lips.  Do I look like I am an expert in myology?

I Was Busy

Yesterday I published eight posts, which is more that I ever did before.  I started off with Time for Fandango to Unpack which was written for Stream of Consc Saturday and it did well getting 8 comments and 15 likes.  Next I wrote Meaning in My Life for Bee’s Love Is In Da Blog challenge and it was about the Chicago song ‘You’re the Inspiration’ and it received 8 comments and 14 likes.  After that I wrote Back Off Jack for FFE Daily Adage and I shared some deep insights about reality, which may have been too deep foe most people as this post got no comments, but it did get 11 likes.  I moved on to the Saturday Mix where I wrote some nonsense words in a post that I titled With a Rebel Yell and it got 2 comments and 14 likes.  I decided to tackle the Teresa Grabs Daily Writing Prompt, which was a picture prompt and I wrote Hardships of the Fur Trade which got 7 comments and 12 likes.  Next I visited the daily/weekly/monthly prompts that are posted regularly here on WordPress and I wrote a post Get Up and Dance to satisfy the Daily Spur, FOWC, Monthly Writing Prompts, New Daily Post, Ragtag Community, Three Things Challenge, Weekly Prompts, Word of the Day Challenge and that got 9 comments and 16 likes.  I took on an easy one next writing for Friday Flashback and I posted A Day Late where I discussed the song ‘Indian Love Call’ and this post got 2 comments and 6 likes.  Wrapping this up I wrote my Song Lyric Sunday prompt post Personal Pronouns and that always gets a lot of comments and likes.

To top off my day yesterday Lisa Coleman of oureyesopenblog.wordpress.com nominated me for the Bee Love Award, because she said that I am an inspiration to her. “How sweet it is” in the words of Jackie Gleason, or the James Taylor song.  I found out that this award was started by Yeka, and it is one that I have not received yet and I also found these guidelines:
1. Attach the BEE LOVE AWARD LOGO on top of your post.
2. Ping back to YBP, IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE.
3. Thank your fellow blogger who nominated you.
4. Share your Definition of LOVE and How You Live Out LOVE.
5. Nominate your fellow bloggers who live out love and inspiration on WP. (Love knows no limits, so nominate as many fellow bloggers you’d like to shine your light on!)

I will start off by thanking Lisa and then I will try to share my definition of love and how I live out love.  Love is an intense feeling of deep affection that encompasses a range of strong and positive emotional and mental states, from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection and to the simplest pleasure, well at least according to what I found on the internet.  I guess I have always thought of love as being a romantic attraction that includes sexual desire, but it is way more than that.  I love writing posts and that has nothing to do with attraction or sexual desire, so this is complex.  I guess the Four Aces tried to sum this up in their hit song.

I have no idea how I live out love, so maybe I am not worthy of this award, kind of like a Wayne’s World meets Alice Cooper thing.

Seriously, which is something that I rarely do, I try to be kind to others. I feel that if I am good to others that karma will return it to me and I pay it forward and if it does not catch up with me in this lifetime, then at least I probably won’t return as a cockroach in the next.  I am going to pass on the nominations part of these guidelines, as I hate to pester other people, but if you want it, then come and get it, as I nominate everyone who reads my blog.

Another Milestone

This post makes me a 2000 man, as it is my 2000th post.  I have come a long way since I wrote my first post back on April 23rd of 2017 and I think that I am a much better writer now, than I was back then, but sometimes I still feel like the Rodney Dangerfield of bloggers, not getting any respect.  It is not like I am being lazy by not giving you a bunch of statistics in this post, like what was my favorite post, how many poems I wrote, which post I wrote as a response that contained the most prompt words, or any other details like that, it is just that I don’t want to beat my own drum.  I did write a lot of music posts and I am the current host of Song Lyric Sunday and Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie MM Music challenge, but I am not writing this post to brag about my accomplishments, as I am nowhere near done yet and I have a long way to go.  What I am trying to achieve is that one day when I walk into a blogger convention, that people will look at me, point and say, “There goes Jim Adams, the best there ever was.”

Blogger Recognition Award

I don’t have one of these yet and just yesterday I was complaining about all the wonderful posts that I have been writing which have basically gone unnoticed, so I will humbly accept this award which willowdot21 at An insight to a heart mind and soul has nominated me for.  I am supposed to do 6 things, but I will only do the first four.

1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

Thanks Willow

I started blogging after I read an article which stated that every author needs a platform to promote their books.  I published my first post on 4/23/2017 and this post is number 1930.  This time period amounts to 971 days, so I average about 1.987 posts per day.  I wrote three very long books, all of which remain unpublished.

My first tidbit of advice for new bloggers is to look for prompts and react to them.  Prompts are fun and this is a good way to get noticed.  My second thought for new bloggers is to write for your own enjoyment and not worry about not getting views, likes or comments.  If your writing is good, people will start following you.  Concentrate on writing a quality post and make sure that you review it before you hit publish.