We're on a mini-vaca in an area where they're experiencing forest fires (thanks asshole arsonist). It's an area that makes Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Ontario look rinky dinky. Holy cow. Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg is no joke. Tomorrow we try to escape it and find some peace and nature in the (literally) Smoky Mountains.
I wrote this on another site:
Perhaps I'm too old for the reveal-all-confessional type of blogging but
reading claw marks lately makes
me want to start blogging again to at least expand upon the thoughts I wouldn't
otherwise write out in a Facebook post or vague tweet. A couple of years ago, I took the month of February off from
Facebook under the premise that the time I wasn't wasting on Facebook could be
channeled into other things. I blogged quite a bit, I read a few books, got out
a little, and generally tried to avoid looking at anything on there. It wasn't
perfect, by far. A fair amount of friends still use Facebook to communicate
about social events and general happenings, so I was out of the loop on all of
that, thus defeating part of my goal to be in better touch with hanging out
with them. Weird how that shit works. Ultimately, I think I want more conversation. The introvert
in me loves social media because it allows me form a complete thought and reply
In light of this week's Presidential election, here's an update on why the Electoral College is awful. Watch the original video after this short update:
[UPDATE] The YouTuber went back and did ANOTHER update to correct himself on some issues. It's also worth watching especially because one part of it reminded me of the awful governing situation we have in New York State that is referred to as "3 men in a room."