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Very ME!

I have always been me and despite many attempts to make me not me, I still seem to manage to be me. That’s not always a good thing. Read some of my stuff, comment, critique, praise, ignore, puzzle, or just do whatever you want. That’s my blog bio entitled, “Very Me”; has been since 2013…

Taylor Swift’s song, ME! is making ME rethink my Very Me title, so I’m running a contest to help ME pick a new blog bio title, with no prizes whatsoever, except knowing you’ve helped ME!

Connection comes with risk. Always has, always will. Connecting offers up our minds, hearts, who we are, who we want to be, who we don’t want to be – all wide open! Connection has many benefits: love, happiness, acceptance, companionship…but there’s a flip side, we also open ourselves to: rejection, disappointment, ridicule, pain, and a whole other host of suffering.


Do the best you can
until you know better.
Then
when you know better,
do better.
~Maya Angelou

I’m wrong a lot,
no, maybe wrong
is the wrong word.
I’m on a persistent path of change.
Sometimes I want that change.
Sometimes I don’t.
Sometimes I’m not even aware
things have changed until…well,
that’s another story for another day.

None of this means we should stop trying to connect. Connect cautiously.

Beware, connection machines like:
Taylor Swift,
Ryan Reynolds,
Cristiano Ronaldo,
Selena Gomez,

all the sundry Kardashians/Jenners,
Kanye West,
Ariana Grande,
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson,
Camila Cabello,

various ‘Royals’,
Jordan Peele (new Twilight Zone, nice and out there),
Beyonce,
each and every Marvel hero and villain
Anyone see or want to see Avengers: Endgame?
No spoilers.
Now waiting for Toy Story 4?
The Big Bang Theory or Game of Thrones finales? (The Big Game of Thrones Bang Theory?)
They always have us waiting for something;
Disney, Apple, McDonald’s,
Toyota, Microsoft, Wendy’s,
Visa, Post, Nike, Samsung,

ACME, Kraft, Mastercard,
BMW, Trump, LG, Walmart,
Sony, Burger King,
Volkswagon, Huawei,
Warner Bros,
etc. –
are all about selling.
Fluff connections.

People love the rich and famous (or simply infamous), or hate them (or love to hate them), often for all the same reasons, and pay way too much attention to them and way too much money (even money they don’t have) to be like them. Connection should bring us together for the greater good not just to make us want to buy more goods.

Social media whips people into a frenzy of, er, frothy connection with a cultivated, data-driven mix of: exaggerated praise, repetition, cruel attacks, misunderstandings, FOMO, repetition, deliberately aggressive language, SEO, influencers, native advertising, gossip, repetition, etc. True connection isn’t about massive numbers, they might be impressive, but what do they really mean?

People are people,
no matter their title,
bank accounts,
wheels,
clothes,
or what they use to connect.
It’s choice,
your connections to make.
Like blogging, you put an offering
of your mind and heart
into a blog post,
press Publish
trying for a real connection.
Good stuff: readers feeling something (yeah!!!),
comments, follows, shares, likes.
Bad stuff: readers feeling something (shudder!!!),
rude comments, unfollows, threats.
Sometimes, simply silence, like digital crickets
(in blogspace no one can hear you blogscream).

Newsflash, you can’t get any connection without beginning. If you want to connect, find people with common interests, start a club, join a club, (except a serial killer club, skip that meeting and report it); find people you’d like to know, not just those you think you should know. If you want to blog, write a blog post. Publish it (this part is super important). Connect with other bloggers, readers, etc.

Here are a few of my past, umm, attempts at connection…

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/04/10/im-hooked-on-a-feeling/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/01/06/im-not-inclined-to-resign-to-maturity/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/03/25/welcome-to-your-life/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/06/10/cant-you-just-pretend-to-be-nice/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/08/27/message-in-a-bottle/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/01/26/two-can-keep-a-secret-if-one-of-them-is-dead/


https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/09/16/you-had-me-at-cake/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2013/08/31/fibromylagia-is-just-another-word-for-lazy/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/07/15/see-you-again/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/02/02/theres-no-crying-in-blogging/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/02/06/dont-stop-me-now/

But wait, there’s more!

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/01/04/so-youve-ruined-your-lifenow-what/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/06/21/how-to-get-your-book-published/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/03/20/25-ways-to-stay-alive-in-a-horror-movie/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/04/22/all-the-ways-im-told-im-stupid-everyday/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/08/25/rock-paper-scissors-lizard-spock/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/04/07/you-know-youre-obsessed-with-game-of-thrones-when/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/05/25/crapathy/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/04/19/50-things-to-get-busy-doing-before-50/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/02/20/compassion-never-goes-out-of-style/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/08/22/umbrella/

So shake it off, we know All Too Well that Haters Gonna Hate. Connect anyway…Look What you Made Me Do, I’m blogging again.

Ways to contact me (on my ‘home’ planet):  iwanttobelieve@rogers.com

I’m a perfect twit (on come on now, no one is perfect):  https://twitter.com/yadadarcyyada

Rarely there, but almost always baffled by humanity: https://www.facebook.com/yadadarcyyada

The desert where I wander (mostly looking for desserts):  http://www.pinterest.com/dpark2/

I really don’t mind
if you want to send ME
free stuff
(trying to sound
cool about it, but…
I love free stuff!).
I gratefully accept
promotional materials,
but respectfully reserve
the right to decide whether
said promotional material
are suitable for my blog.
100% honest reviews
and the opinions,
thoughts, and beliefs
will be my own,
not that of the provider,
party, or manufacturer.

Donations also gratefully accepted (but certainly not required) to offset blogging (not chocolate) costs. Help save the endangered broke and obscure bloggers who once roamed the internet free. It’s Paypal, for anyone including, but not limited to eccentric billionaires who want to adopt a broke and obscure blogger.

Bloggers struggling (like ME!) with the new “Block” or “Gutenberg” Editor on WordPress, yes, it’s difficult, if anyone tells you differently they have a Premium account, are a computer genius or maybe they’re a computer!

Is it worth it? I don’t see it. Classic Editor, basic and awkward, yes, but this is waaaaaaay more time-consuming.

Easier for those new to WP, ha, like they care, we’re all just lab rats in their data experiments. Wish they’d bring back the editor from 2013 – fast, easy, so very very easy. I did this post as a test, what do you think dear readers, stay with this or go back to the Classic?

Oh and I almost forgot, please follow my blog https://yadadarcyyada.com

Goodbye Peter Mayhew,
forever in our hearts
as Chewbacca.
“GGGWARRRHHWWWW.”
“AAARARRRGWWWH.”
“RRRAARRWHHGWWR.”

Indeed, words to live by.

On Star Wars Day
(isn’t that every day?)
May The Fourth Be With You
(and Happy Revenge of the Fifth,
though I prefer to
celebrate on May 6th,
after Cinco de Mayo,
makes more sense).
Hope each day
treats you kindly.

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Dream a Little Meme of Me

The internet has taught us to speak in emojis,
acronyms,
abbreviations (ironic the word for abbreviation is so long),
memes
and gifs…
Language?
Art form?
Both?

 

In Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka gleefully warned us, We are the dreamers of memes. How dreadfully true.

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

John Lennon was all up in memes, A meme you meme alone is only a meme. A meme you meme together is reality.

https://yadadarcyyada.wordpress.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/?preview_id=25354&preview_nonce=0e365a2a94&post_format=standard&_thumbnail_id=25678&preview=true

You may say Lennon was a Memer but he wasn’t the only one…

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Bob Dylan promised, I’ll let you be in my memes if I can be in yours. https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/11/17/follow-your-dreams-go-to-bed/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Douglas Adams spewed philosophically (if that isn’t a word it should be), He felt that his whole life was some kind of meme and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Henry David Thoreau felt deeply, Memes are the touchstones of our characters.https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Ralph Waldo Emerson begged us to, Dare to live the life you have memed for yourself. Go forward and make your memes come true.

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

William Shakespeare knew, without a doubt that There are more things in Heaven and Earth…than are meme-t of in your philosophy. https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Edgar Allan Poe warned us, All that we see or seem is but a meme within a meme.

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Dumbledore told Harry Potter that It does not do to dwell on memes and forget to live. Wise words, J.K. Rowling.

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Eleanor Roosevelt offered sage advice, The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their memes.

Always a visionary, Vincent van Gogh artfully revealed, I meme my painting and I paint my memeThat is deep, yo.

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Not to be outdone, Charles Dickens waxed poetic, I wish you to know that you have been the last meme of my soul. https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/02/06/dont-stop-me-now/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

So remember, Life Is A Meme…

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Sweet Memes (Are Made of This). https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/10/03/sweet-dreams-are-made-of-this/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

True or not, I Can Meme, Can’t I?

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Don’t get caught by the Meme Police

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Especially if You Had Too Much To Meme Last Night. https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/08/22/umbrella/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Walk the Boulevard of Broken Memes with a Meme Lover In Your Wildest Memeshttps://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/05/25/crapathy/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

All you Day Meme Believers. https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/07/15/see-you-again/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/I Can Meme About You, my Meme Warrior

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

But Only In My Memes on A Midsummer Night’s Meme. https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/05/04/i-will-always-blog-love-you/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Erma Bombeck trumpeted, It takes a lot of courage to show your memes to someone else.

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

I Memed A Meme today knowing A Meme Is A Wish Your Heart Makes.

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Lucy Maud Montgomery was ahead of her time, penning Anne of Meme Gables, showing us we may tire of reality but we will never tire of memes.https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

No one has the right to rain on your memes, don’t stop meme-ing, you Meme Weavers https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/04/22/wish-you-were-here/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Welcome to a brave new world of infinite memes. Sweet Memes Baby. https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/01/06/im-not-inclined-to-resign-to-maturity/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/Alas, the meme art form may wither and die, from spelling mistakes that almost make you cry…

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Then, behold, a Requiem for a Meme.

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Is all a Meme-ception? Memes within memes within memes? I’ve played here with some quotes, some memes while waiting, ever-so-patiently, so it seems, for Avengers: Endgame, because I really believe on screens start some dreams (Marvel-lous is the moral, stand up for goodness and kindness https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/03/25/welcome-to-your-life/, no matter what and no matter how often you get knocked down; worth meme-ing about). While we wait, why not follow/subscribe to my blog, like, comment, share…prepare.

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Here’s to the ones who Meme, as foolish as they may seem.

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Follow Your Dreams, I mean, Memes.

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/