I have been doing this insane post-every-day thing for a solid year and a half since the start of this month. That isn’t a sane thing to do if you are committed, like I am, to not posting pictures of the food you eat and blathering on about nothing.
Hmm? Oh, no… that picture is an accident. I didn’t put that there. It’s not even a good picture. Look at all that garbage in the background. How did this picture get here?
But planning a daily blog can be difficult. You keep having to make a map of the road you are planning to travel before you get there to see the lay of the land. It gets tricky. Almost as tricky as following the oxymoronic joke I tried to use as a title for this post.
Things happen all the time that make for good posts. Yesterday was the result of my trip to the DMV. If government offices don’t want to be the butt of satire, they shouldn’t make writers sit and stew in the heat for three hours and then not give them what they were waiting for. But they apparently do want to be the butt of satire… or there wouldn’t be so much butt-ness to be found there.
I am a former teacher, having taught for 31 years. I could’ve done this point about the recent education news in Texas. Larissa Martinez , the Valedictorian of McKinney Boyd High School, used her graduation speech to come out of the closet as an undocumented immigrant. It is an important issue. This is a girl who will be nothing but an asset to this country. She fled Mexico to escape an abusive father. Her mother brought her to this country where she enrolled in school and quickly adapted to a new language and a new culture to achieve a 4.95 GPA in a well-funded Texas high school. Her family immediately applied for citizenship in 2010. As she gave her speech, her application had still not been processed. I could write a number of posts about the immigration laws in this country being the real criminals. Well, except laws aren’t actually people. Okay, maybe I am not the best person to take up this vital issue. But other people are reporting about this. You can read more at this link; Click Here!
So, maybe, I should just write more posts about Donald Trump becoming the next president of the U.S. There is great opportunity for humor there. I am looking forward to Lonesome George W. Bush levels of comedy gold.
What then will I write about for today? I am torn between a post for the fantasy book I just read and the movie Zootopia we saw last weekend. But, somehow I have already reached my word-length goal for today.