Fishing for Piranha

Fishing for Piranha

Middle of the Amazon My afternoon is free Fishing pole is ready Piranhas come to me Leftovers are my bait It’s not too long to wait I’ve got a bite It’s worth the fight A fishy dangles on the hook But the guide starts to laugh Because another tourist caught Faux piranha riffraff

Explanation: While visiting the Amazon jungle, I tried fishing for piranha using leftover chicken chunks from lunch. I caught my first fish! I proudly showed it to a local guide, who shattered my piranha dreams with his astute identification skills. I still can’t remember the name of that fish.
And yes…the top teeth are arrows. I didn’t take the time to figure out how to create an upside down triangle with my free drawing tool.
WTF? Try again!

WTF? Try again!

Darn perfectionism. 😦 I was putting too much pressure on myself, so the blog started to feel like work. After avoiding it for months, I’m taking over my anxiety and persevering. Here is my attempt at creating an inspirational quote: To be flawless is futile and fake. Being fallible brings freedom and fun. Did you notice the use of alliteration? 🙂

Gibbled Grapes

Gibbled Grapes

Many colors of grapes

Some of different shapes

All grapes can be nibbled

Even if they’re gibbled

I’m a very literal person, and (as my husband likes to say) a “hyper-communicator,” so if you haven’t figured it out, this is a metaphor: it doesn’t matter what color we are or what we look like, we’re all wonderful just as we are!

P.S. Google says that all grapes are edible, but not necessarily tasty. FYI Don’t eat the poisonous grape impostor called common moonseed.

Oops! Missed a day.

Oops! Missed a day.

I fell asleep yesterday and didn’t post, but I woke up in time to take the cinnamon buns out of the oven! Also, I’m going to change post days to WTF instead of MTWTF (i.e. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday instead of Monday to Friday. WTF. Get it? 🙂 ). I bit off more than I could chew (which never happens with cupcakes). I’m using this as an opportunity to put self-compassion into action.

Pet Ant

Pet Ant

Too many details are used to say

Simple directions to drive one way

Allowing small errors, I just can’t

You’re stuck with a pedantic pet ant

My husband says I don’t know the definition of pedantic. WTF! The ant is cute, that’s all that matters.
Just Wear a Mask

Just Wear a Mask

Covid is cramping our style

It’s been here for quite awhile

Let’s work together to make it end

And help continue its downward trend

So stop the spread of the disease

Cover your cough and block your sneeze

If you’re able, please get your vaccines

I promise it can’t get in your genes

Microchip conspiracy is just dumb

Seriously, where did that thought come from?

And it’s really not too much to ask

For us all to wear our freakin’ mask