May ’21 Roundup & Ramblings

Raw Data:

Books – 12

Pages – 2890

Words – 1009.5K

Average Rating – 3.13 Stars

The Bad:

Don’t Care

The Good:

Don’t Care


Muppet Show Season 2. This was the light fluffiness that I really needed this month.

Miscellaneous Posts:


What a bleeping month. I completely lost my writing mojo. It was so bad that I didn’t even want to comment on anyone’s posts. I simply coasted the whole month and let my past me, who did this month’s writing, bear the burden. So you know how I’m always talking about getting ahead, well, I completely blew that buffer (again). But this is EXACTLY why I do that. I still had posts going up but didn’t get any scheduled for June.

Work sucked the joy from my soul. I was looking forward to this 3day weekend the whole month. Not a good place to be.

And because I was really looking forward to the long weekend, what happens? I get sunburnt and sick. I slept most of Saturday away, didn’t go to church on Sunday and pretty much just recovered. It made reading anything hard to enjoy and forget about eating yummy foods, I was stuck with tea and hot soups. And I was so looking forward to chili cheese dogs too!

Plans for Next Month:

Write. I have the whole month planned out in regards to my book reviews and even the majority of my non-review posts. It’s all going to depend on how I feel. If I feel like writing, then I’ll catch up in no time. If I don’t feel like writing though, June is going to be VERY light on posts.

52 thoughts on “May ’21 Roundup & Ramblings

  1. It’s a bar that only you can set. If your mojo doesn’t turn up, there’s no point in forcing it. And real ife concerns ie work can get in the way. Ease up, enjoy your free time, and see if the juices flow again. Here’s hoping that June gets you back on track!

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    1. Thanks.
      We’ll see how June goes. If today is any indication though, it’ll be even tougher. I’m heading to urgent care in a couple of hours because I’m pretty sure I’ve got pink eye and I’ll need some stuff so I don’t go spreading it everywhere, sigh…

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  2. Sorry to hear all that. Take care of that health thing … And BookStooge‘s life: Be better! You know that deep down you really want to. I mean, who would want to be a jerk all the time, right? RIGHT??? There, now. That wasn‘t so difficult, was it?

    Seriously — you do what you have to do. And I hope whatever it is, is going to go away soon.

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  3. Well, if it was a regular weekend, you’d be miserable the whole day, now you have the final one to enjoy 🙂 I hope you’ll have a good June!

    Me, I’m working most American holidays, because I’m in Poland, and most Polish holidays, because I work for Americans… that is sth to complain about! (although I always get a day off some time later, in exchange, they’re not total monsters…).

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    1. Sadly, mine was all on my head. I was just miserable for about 24hrs.
      Now I’m miserable with pink eye and a respiratory infection.

      This year is the year that just seems to keep on giving, sigh.

      Oh, how does your wife feel about you taking off your shirt in public to look distinguished?

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      1. The sunburn on my head is by far the worst, and another reminder that I have reached the point I should never walk outside without a hat on.

        The year is young yet!

        I made her go camping; there isn’t much worse I could do to my wife, even taking my shirt off in public.

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  4. Sounds like you and I had a similar lack of writing enthusiasm.

    I, too, pretty much only had posts up in May because most of them were pre-planned … hence why the last week was devoid of anything. I’ve barely even been logging on to wordpress in the past fortnight.

    I’ll chalk this one up to ‘great minds lose their mojo alike’.

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  5. I feel for you, Bookstooge. Any reason why work sucks the soul out of you? The job change didn’t turn out what you hoped it to be, or did things change?

    Anyhow, I hope things will brighten up – and I don’t mean the sun 🙂

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    1. Working 45+hrs of manual labor (which while my job is a trade, it still boils down to that) has worn me out physically. At the same time our office manager continues to be a hardass and has driven away at least 3 other people. No matter what you do, he looks for things to criticize.

      So it’s all a combination of those things and other stuff all coming together. I’ve been able to juggle it all relatively ok to up to this point, but we had a couple of ballbuster days and got shat on for our troubles. Plus being sick ALWAYS makes me go haywire emotionally.

      Thanks. I hope so too 😀

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        1. Oh, the department head knows. He just doesn’t care. I don’t know why, but I suspect it comes down to the office manager being a company man who regularly does 60+
          That is pure speculation though.

          Thanks. I just gotta hang in there….

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                1. Less than that.
                  My folks are getting up in years and at some point we’re going to have to move closer to them to be around, “just in case”. As long as the economy stays strong, we’ll make the move while my job market (land surveying) is still hot.


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