I’m closing down the blog. Yes, again. But this time it really is goodbye. My hosting is paid up until the middle of August and then I’ll just close it down forever. Blogging was always a fun hobby but it has ceased to be enjoyable for some time now. I probably never should have restarted it after stopping the last time but old habits die hard.
You can still find me on Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads, all of which I’m still fairly active on. I closed down Facebook some time ago because fuck Facebook. (Yes, I know Instagram is owned by Zuckerberg but I still enjoy looking at pretty pictures.)
Stay safe out there if I don’t see you on any of those mediums. And thank you for your funny and thoughtful comments. They kept me going more than you know.
What are the fun things to do around Portland Maine? I’m getting away for a few days and am going to try not to be distracted by any news of whatever President Treasonous Dumbfuck is doing.
What are your vacation plans?
I love mayonnaise. I have disdain for any recipe that tries to substitute mayo with a “healthier” option. Yeah, it’s full of fat and clogs arteries but it’s soooooo good on a sandwich that it’s worth shaving a few years off of life. But THIS goes too far even for me:
The Ice Falkirk ice cream shop is no stranger to weird flavors. On their website right now, “Monster Energy” is the first flavor that pops up on their desserts page. The Scottish shop previously garnered attention with an ice cream made from Strongbow Dark Fruit hard cider. But last week, the brand went beyond the unusual into the realm of controversy when they announced a new Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise ice cream. “Who knows a mayo addict?” Ice quipped on their Instagram page alongside a photo of the polarizing product.
Our media is just plain terrible:
New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman on Sunday said President Trump “often tells the truth,” and cautioned against reading too far into the president’s motives.
Speaking to Brian Stelter on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Haberman said it is often a waste of time for people to “constantly [be] surprised” or look “for some deeper motive behind everything” Trump says or does.
“Trump lies frequently, or tells falsehoods frequently, or stretches the truth frequently, but he also often tells the truth,” Haberman said.
As an example, Haberman listed Trump’s recent interview with The Sun, a British tabloid, where he slammed Prime Minister Theresa May’s negotiating tactics. Though Trump made waves by criticizing the close U.S. ally, Haberman said he did the interview as a favor to Rupert Murdoch, the New York media mogul who owns the publication.
“He gave this interview to The Sun, a British tabloid … during his U.K. swing last week,” Haberman said. “It was a favor to Rupert Murdoch. That’s what he told people. That’s why he did it. It was not because he had some pre-planned strategy about shaking things up, or disrupting the global order.”
“He was surprised at how his remarks were received,” Haberman added. “He didn’t realize he would be making the news that it did.”