After waiting months, we FINALLY got a M2 raid in Cumberland, Md and all 4 of us got the ex pass invite. Sadly only 3 of us caught him so we’ll still be hitting the gyms in Constitution Park hard in hopes of triggering another ex raid, besides which another regular player in our local group didn’t get an invite to this one for reasons no one understands either. On top of finally catching an unown earlier this week, PoGo has been stellar for me lately.
I take it from my Facebook feed that Trumpkins are boycotting the Super Bowl this year. Whatever, dudes. I personally do not give a single fruity shit about football, but the Super Bowl has always been an excuse for a cooking frenzy at my house. This year, we’re having ham and cheese quesadillas, bacon bombs, and sushi.
I have been on a tear since the Nunes memo. This is IRL. I don’t bother much as the writerly me since it seems, at least to me, most in the niche are left, extreme left, and/or progressives. That’s preaching to the choir. Meanwhile, I live in a ruby red state, in an area that doubtlessly went for Trump in a big, big way. So much so, I assume pretty much everyone I talk to is a Trump supporter or a Trumpkin. (I differentiate that, btw. Trumpkins will support Trump no matter what he does and rationalize away literally anything. Trump supporters, OTOH, voted for Trump but aren’t willing to pish-posh away everything he does. Trumpkins gulp down the koolaid on a daily. Trump supporters, not so much.) I post about politics IRL on an almost daily basis because that field is more fertile for change. Pity the fool who has the temerity to argue with me about politics too because hell yes, I will argue right back, thank you very much. Anyone who thinks the little woman should just sit down and shut up has been schooled otherwise.
Living in a Trump-heavy area can be super infuriating. Not because of the arguing. I have people on my fb feed who regularly post tea party nutter bullshit and honestly, you can only take so much of that before you explode. I’m not talking about republican stuff. I’m an independent. Frankly, some republican platform issues I agree with. When I refer to tea party nutter bullshit, I mean trotting out the cra-cra. If you devoutly believe Trump saved us from the imposition of Sharia Law, you are fucking crazy. Just an example. I occasionally have to give myself a mental health time-out from my real life peeps because of it.
Artsy craftsy wise, I’m still cro-knitting my Caron Cakes blanket and playing with kumihimo disks I ordered from the Zon. I’ve almost finished my own DIY version of this from embroidery floss I already had and once I get the hang of braiding thread, I’ll experiment with beading. Right now, I’m working with 8 thread patterns. Once I finish my star-spangled bracelet, I’ll try a 16 thread pattern. Pretty cool. I haven’t received my bobbins yet, but the disks are less than ten bucks. I’m using threads and yarns I already own too so…cheap craft.