HarsH ReaLiTy Challenge! My daily life in the south metro of Minneapolis/St. Paul.


Opinionated Man:

Awesome photos of Minneapolis! Thanks for taking part in the challenge! -OM
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Originally posted on Random Writings on the Bathroom Wall:

IMG_0008-XLIt’s a telework Friday for me.  I love the commute on this day.  I go from my bed, to the bathroom to get some clothes on, to the kitchen to pout a cup of coffee, to my MacBook to do a little surfing before I start my walk commute downstairs to my “office” to start my day.  I check my WordPress and note how many visitors I had yesterday.  I smile when I count that I had “6”.  I think some would have an apoplexy if they had that few.  I’m happy that someone visited.

IMG_0001-XLThe cats notice that I’m up and moving.  They start in with their meowing … or over dramatic acts of desperation as I like to call it … to show me they are starving and abused.  Miss Lily (the tuxedo tabby) is the worst except for Fat Boy IMG_0016-XLwho is just plain lazy.  Getting up…

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Harsh Reality Challenge – My Daily Life In ______


Opinionated Man:

I visited Marietta a lot as a kid. My grandparents were living there! Cool photos and thanks for be linkbacks! -OM
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Originally posted on The Main Focus:

I accepted Harsh Reality’s Challenge. My daily life in Marietta, Georgia, located in the Marietta-Ga-Real-Estatesoutheastern region of the United States, is filled with variety. Marietta is located in central Cobb County, Georgia, and is the county’s seat and largest city. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 56,579, making it one of the Atlanta metropolitan area’s largest suburbs. Marietta is the fourth largest of the principal cities (by population) of the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area. Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the US state 4of Georgia, with an estimated 2013 population of 447,841. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,522,942 people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County.

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Harsh Reality But No Pity Please


Opinionated Man:

You have my thoughts. -OM
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Originally posted on The Main Focus:

Hi guys, I’ve been under the weather a little lately. Nobody likes a depressing post, including me. Yesterday, I didn’t receive a very good report. I went to my regular neurologist yesterday morning. The doctor advised that the autoimmune (Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome) illness is worsening. He prescribed a new medication used to improve muscle strength in patients with a certain muscular disease (Myasthenia Gravis). It helps with neuro-transmitters to improve strength and to feel better in general. He also increased frequently of IV-G infusions to monthly again.

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Saying What Up to Sleepoverz First Troll


Opinionated Man:

Hah someone just wrote that same type of message to me on tumblr! Good times! Keep your head up. -OM
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Originally posted on Sleepoverz:

I get push notifications on my phone any time there is activity on this blog. And though it’s infrequent, when I do get them I am happy. That’s why today I was surprised to get a really uninspired but hateful comment on this blog post. Given how generically ignorant the comment was, it could have been directed at any blog post or any blogger for that matter. Still for some bizarre reason it was left on something I wrote.

A lot has been written about trolls. About how the anonymity of the internet allows people to express their hatred in bold and adventurous ways. If you want to be a coward there are no shortage of outlets to vomit out your racist, misogynistic, violent and paranoid theories. Look in the comments of ANY YouTube video and you’ll see how little trolls care about context. That’s how you get comments about…

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Come To My Party: Please RSVP


Opinionated Man:

Vlogger HW shows off her Kpop moves in this quickly viral video! -OM
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Congrats on the milestone!

Originally posted on A Holistic Journey:

So we just talked about dancing. I waited to celebrate the 100,000 views I broke Valentine’s week with the 10,000 follows that were on their way. It’s not a medal or the Ph.D. from my alternative life but here I am. I’ll take it.

The show is 45 seconds. You know Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive? Mr. Wayfarer played it and I went with it. Here’s what I’m acting out:

Turn around now. You’re not welcome anymore.
You’re the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye.
Do you think I’d crumble, did you think I’d lay down and die?
No, not I, I will survive. Long as I know how to love I know I’ll stay alive.
I’ve got all my life to live and all my love to give. I’ll survive. I, I, I will survive.

It took all my strength not to fall apart, trying without…

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Being Smitten Does Not Necessarily Make You Sexist!


Opinionated Man:

Very well said! I too thought his comment was amazingly honest. We have become such a PC nation that we can’t even tell a woman she is beautiful without being hit with a lawsuit. And we sure can’t call everyone ugly either. What a difficult world we live in. I like that this young player is taking the time to enjoy the moments. -OM
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Originally posted on Wright Words:

I remember as a young man I would be smitten by beautiful women I would never get to know. It was a resignation that it was a one-time thing to behold this marvelously impressive being passing through my life with grace and beauty. Often there was the knowledge that because of divergent circumstances, I would probably would never ever see her again. I remember I would sigh and say to myself, “Wow, what a beautiful person!”

Guys and girls in my youthful crew, would often vocalize to our friends these fleeting feeling of awe and appreciation, but very few of us would find ourselves in front of a live microphone and a room full of reporters when we utter those words of “deep adulation.”

This was the case for Wisconsin’s NCAA basketball player Nigel Hayes, who found himself in an embarrassing situation at the Wednesday night media session with his top…

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