That’s balderdash, with a ‘b’….


“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”

~~ Albert Camus ~~

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Hajime…. As some of y’all may know, the word at the beginning of this line, and blog, is a Japanese word, meaning, “Begin”. It is used as the start for all Japanese martial arts matches; it’s use here means exactly the same as it does to each of the opponents, to wit: “Ready or not, let’s dance.” Sort of. At any rate, I like to use it to bring myself into the focused state of mind necessary to write with any skill. Not that my skills are all that highly developed, but, the presence of mind is always helpful. Besides, it works.

That said, my state of mind today is what I’d call fatalistic, in the sense I don’t give a rat’s shiny ass about much of anything. Not sure where this feeling came from, unless it’s a reaction to the last two weeks of fighting off my inner demons. Whatever it is, it’s put me in a mood, one which doesn’t lend itself to rational exposition In fact, I would characterize the way I feel as relatively homicidal, but, that’s just me; I like to give things their proper name. In terms of today’s Pearl, that translates to what is best described as diddly-squat. In short, I’m not creating a Pearl today, and that’s just the way it is. We’ll all have to deal with it for at least 24 more hours, because, at the end of this intro, I’m done for today.

I’ll be back, hopefully by tomorrow morning. But, no promises, as I am currently unsure as to how may of these demons there are to vanquish before I can think about any sort of recreational writing. I’m planning on putting together enough to post tomorrow morning, but, as noted, I am not promising that, for I won’t promise anything I may not be able to do. So be it.

See y’all tomorrow, ffolkes. Who knows? I might even have something rational to say. There’s always a first time for everything. See ya….

Shall we Pearl?…. Well, no, actually, we shall not….

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;
the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

~~ Plato ~~

Y’all take care out there,
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest Carole, Mark,Theresa, & Richy
and everyone else, too…

When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.

Which is Why….

Sometimes I sits and thinks,
and sometimes,
I just sits.

gigoid, the dubious

The *only* duly authorized Computer Curmudgeon.


“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch

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Γ€ bientΓ΄t, mon cherΓ­….


7 thoughts on “That’s balderdash, with a ‘b’….

  1. The present is all that exists, our reality, shaped by our thoughts, emotions, feelings and what we take in or allow acceptance of. Willingly or unwillingly, or should I say aware or unaware. Our consciousness (self awareness) is our everything.. Thank you love your reads! 😊😊😊 πŸ’

  2. Every post of yours I’ve read has been a pearl of mine, even if we don’t explicitly ‘pearl’, hehe.

    Hajime… I remember playing this Japanese fighting game called The Last Blade for the Dreamcast console , and how the announcer would say that very word with such passion before proceeding to virtually hack the other player to death. I wouldn’t have wanted to live in those times where that game was based off of , and I’m glad you don’t live in those times either. I think that you would have been a very angry and very dead man before your time, lol.

    Take care! May the metaphors(e) be with you as well! Then again, it looks like it always has been for some time and shows no signs of leaving… 😁✌


  3. I love that word – Balderdash!
    I have a dim memory of it being said by someone when I was a child, but can’t think who!
    Oh, that’s balderdash… they would say…
    Swat those demons, Ned.. they won’t feel a thing!
    Thinking of you… ❀

  4. β€œReal generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”

    ~~ Albert Camus ~~

    β€œWe can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;
    the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

    ~~ Plato ~~

    With those two.. ya just about can’t
    go wrong.. but i would switch around
    the second one a bit to say..
    fear of the dArk
    and cynicism of the
    liGht are equAlly miNd
    and BoDy Limiting as our
    flesh and blood soUl.. iN
    BaLanCinG oF course..
    and i love mischief
    as it inspires
    as it is the unexpected
    come real to make folks
    look around and see a surprise
    they were not expecting.. and it’s
    alWays fun to carry my driver’s license
    around with me in wallet way on the dance
    floor.. as by the point where i’Ve danced
    2 hours straight and almost exhausted
    folks just by looking at me.. and
    i am surrounded by two.. three..
    five or ten.. much younger folk
    than i.. yes.. even as young
    as 18 which is getting
    very close to 40 years
    younger or two generations
    away from 56.. which means i could
    be tHeir GranD DaddY as i somenows
    gently whisper in the ear of the wild
    bootie dancing girls to see if that
    will inspire them to grind a little
    softer.. and of course i
    mention my wife too
    and show ’em that
    great bathing suit photo
    i recently shared on Facebook..
    to let ’em know and feel my beauty
    thingy is fully filled up.. at least.. hehe..
    anyway.. small talk here of course but what
    i really love to do is play with imagination and
    creativity.. and ask ’em how old do you think i
    am first.. and the average is around 38 in the
    dark.. as my grey hairs don’t shine as much
    and nah.. no 56 year old dude could move
    like Bruce Lee huh.. hehex2.. so then
    i do say i am 56 and they kinda
    look at me like nah.. dude
    you are on drugs.. and
    i then say.. no i am
    actually the Devil/Lucifer..
    that’s why i am not aging here
    and can dance all night.. see here..
    look.. at my Driver’s License.. see that
    6660.. didn’t you see that movie the
    Omen yet.. WeLL here i am.. you
    know that Lucifer show on Fox
    about the Dancing Bar owning
    Devil in LA..
    well this is
    Lower Alabama
    and once again i
    AM FOR REAL.. here’s
    the thing.. i am no longer afraid
    of the dArk.. fearless after getting through
    all the demons.. and no longer cynical of the
    liGht.. and sure i wish the same for you my
    friend and everyone else as i sure hope
    it is not a privilege that only
    iN Now..
    tHere has to be
    a path out of this
    box.. this cube.. an open
    door.. to a clear blue sky like
    ELO might say.. yeah… Mr.
    Blue Sky is here.. why not
    Love the liGht and
    the dARk
    as same..
    pretend it’s
    IT REAL.. i did THAT..
    it worked.. BOTTOM LINE…
    oh yeah.. and another thing i did
    to some of the good ‘ole southern
    boys who don’t really have any idea
    what the fuck free VERSE martial arts iS
    when they are watching me.. so i EXCLAIM!
    you know that Bar killing that
    went down in Orlando..
    if i was there ‘he’
    would have never
    seen me coming
    and i would have
    chopped him to pieces
    with my Bruce Lee Kicks..
    and on top of that can you imagine
    him trying to shoot me the way i move..
    hehe.. and then i show ’em how i Leg
    Press.. close to half a ton on YouTube..
    and the Legend
    grows and grows..
    as ya need HOOKS
    to eventually light
    a fire behind a story..
    tHere is nothing in LiFE
    Random my Friend.. at least
    not in this one now.. the way it is for me..
    And that my Friend is the LIGht of Magic REAL..:)

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