The beginning of quite possibly the End

Well, here we are.. It’s the year 2017 and I have finally joined the world wide web.  I’m still not quite sure what I can contribute to society as a whole with any thought that enters my head.  Though the thoughts are mine alone, I’m not sure that they are unique in any way to those already out there.  Perhaps I’m just possibly giving a voice to the thoughts that run through this mind.  Maybe someone out there needs help expressing their own thoughts that are similar to mine

I don’t know.  I kind of figure we are all just wandering around, a little aimlessly, some more so than others, mayhaps we can bump into each other and share some ideas.  Have some titillating conversations.  Share knowledge and wisdom.  See things from perspectives that rivals our own.

Any who, that was kind of a downer.  I started this mostly because my husband planted the seed into my brain.  Why couldn’t I do this? As an outlet.  As another vehicle for creativity? Just maybe it will help my writing.  Or give me a network.  Or maybe no one will ever discover this and it will be my quiet corner.

Just in case someone does stumble across this, I should forewarn you that my ramblings can be over quite a few different areas.  Because of my degrees in science I’m quite passionate about hot topics like climate change, vaccines, new cancer research, diabetes, and the like.

I also have quite a stake in feminism.  Not because I’m a woman, but because I like to think I’m a decent human being.

I am a farm girl, so while I’m all about keeping animals safe and happy, I’m also usually not on the same side as PETA as most people have never visited a family farm and therefore have no idea what they are talking about.  That being said, I am not a fan of corporate farming practices.  The only thing they have going for them is that they do feed the masses.

I have grown up to be way more political than I ever thought I would be. I grew up in a time when things weren’t horrible.  My first election I remember was Clinton, and I also remember the upswing in the economy, as well as the impeachment.  But there was still a sense of everything just being good.  Now, it seems to all be messed up and I just don’t even know any more.

Lastly, I am a geek.  I am a nerd.  I grew up when people like me and my friends were made fun of in Hollywood movies.  We were fortunate enough that we are from a very small town, so no one really cared.  We were too small for actual cliques and crazy bullying.  We just straight up didn’t allow it to happen around us and since we had all grown up together, we stuck together.  But had I gone to a bigger school, I would’ve been at the bottom of the totem pole.  Star Wars, Star Trek (the movies and multiple tv shows), Quantum Leap, videos games, computer programming (just basics, calm down), that was our jam. Sure we partied occasionally, some more than others, but we also spent more time playing PlayStation and Sega, or even watching the latest Disney or Pixar movie.  Yeah, we were those geeks.  Geeks who grew up to be scientists, welders, pipefitters, teachers, firefighters…covered in tattoos and piercings.

So to be frank, this blog is going to be quite the meshing of so many thoughts, some may even end up being contradictory.  We all have so many facets to ourselves that sometimes they just don’t quite get along.

Lastly, I am a reader.  Through and through.  I read everything I can get my hands on and I am a die hard perfectionist when it comes to all these other little universes created.  For example, Harry Potter.  Die hard fan.  So in love with the books that my husband and I once spent an 8 hour road trip debating Harry Potter politics. I’m not the biggest fan of the movies, because SO MUCH pertinent information was left at the road side.  But yes, I still own them. Regular and Blu-Ray.  “Mortal Instruments”…again, love the books, even if Clary is so frustratingly clueless at times. But the movie? I mean, yeah I own it. But it’s at the back of my dvd collection hidden like men hide the porn they are ashamed to let anyone know they enjoy (lets be fair, women have weird sexual quirks too). The tv show I have to use it as background noise because it hurts my eyes to watch.  The acting is so atrocious and the plot line? Who the hell thought any of these changes were GOOD changes? <sigh> In case you’re lost, I tend to go off on tangents quite frequently.  I do it in real life, too, but it’s easier to stop when you can actually see people’s eye glaze over.  On a screen it’s so much harder to gauge.

Well, I guess that wraps us up for the day. My husband has taken the youngest heathen outside to keep her from pulling on me while I typed, and the oldest heathen is finished with his school work and has snuck the ipad for Tiny Toons cartoons. It’s now officially time to be a Momma again.

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