The Next Delusion – My First Guest Post

I hardly know where to begin because I am thrilled to have my very first guest poster, or posters, as it were!  In my recent quests to expand my “circle of peeps”, I came across Cassandra and Momus’ blog, The Next Delusion.  It’s unique in that they write it as a team and their back and forth banter never fail to entertain me.  One of my favorite features they do is called “Thursday Throwdown” and if you haven’t caught it up to this point, I highly recommend that you do.  I asked them to stop in today and tell us about themselves, their blog and how they do it.  Before I completely ruin it and tell you all about it myself and be wrong, I’ll let them get to it.

Ladies and gentlemen (he said ironically), welcome Cassandra and Momus! Read the rest . . .

The CandiedSkull Legacy and its total weirdness


I made yet another friend on Twitter today, and ordinarily I’d wait to do another “blogger love” post to give props to her but our conversation there was relevant to today’s post, so I’ll go ahead and introduce @qwertygirl now.  She has a great blog called Orange and Silver.  I saw the word “Orange” and didn’t get any farther and immediately assumed it was a blog about “Orange is the New Black” and that I was going to be inundated with pics of naked lesbian love scenes so I got all excited.  I was wrong and disappointed about that but as it turned out she’s funny and insightful and (and this is where our blogger platonic love story began) not at a loss for words.  Much like myself, she seems to believe that if your post is less than 2000 words, well then it’s just not finished. Read the rest . . .

The Opticynicism Jackshit Weekly Wrap-up


I’m going to try and keep it somewhat short tonight because I know I can get pretty wordy, particularly with the ineffectiveness of, as well as the absence of Valium.  I’ve only had one other person tell me that that was cool and that’s ’cause she’s pretty fuckin’ wordy too and also pretty cool, but we’ll get to all that right here because I’m going to start tonight with some more “new bloggers I’ve found” love.

Allow me for a moment to pull out my complete jumble of a notepad document . . . . Read the rest . . .

“Like a fucking angel but with curse words and prescription drugs”


Yep, that’s me!

Quite possibly the greatest compliment I’ve ever received since starting this blog ever.  Left to me in a comment yesterday by the yet another new woman I am in love with, @RavingPleb at, of course, The Raving Pleb.  I was so touched I had to Tweet it immediately . . . and post it on both my personal Facebook page and the Opticynicism Facebook page.  It was so fucking beautiful, I just had to make it the title of tonight’s post, because aside from still being a relatively boring day yet again, things actually kinda went ok for me today.  So to start the day with that compliment, it simply gave a little foreshadowing to the rest of the day. Read the rest . . .

Wednesday (The “jackshit” is now implied)


It was another one of those days that not a goddamn thing happened that went the way it should.

Well, there was one thing and this shout out is special to me because I ran across her blog and she’s funny and brilliant and she had few Twitter followers and all of her posts were fantastic and NONE of them had any comments on them.  The whole thing made me said because she was so incredibly funny and bright and it reminded me of how my blog used to be.

You know, like a week ago. Read the rest . . .

Jackshit Tuesday, Like Jackshit Monday without snakes


I had to add the “without snakes” disclaimer for my loyal reader Teri because apparently I have to do that now.  Particularly after the comment she left on yesterdays post.  For those of you that missed it, it was something like:

“Where was the fucking WARNING “picture of SNAKE coming up” holy crap dude!”

Ok, it wasn’t something like that . . . it was exactly like that because I copied and pasted. Read the rest . . .

Jackshit Monday, how to get jackshit done!

Good advice no matter what day of the week it is.
Good advice no matter what day of the week it is.

It’s another Monday in Florida and my quest to make my niche here continues.  It’s Monday and by definition they are kind of supposed to suck, but this is kind of how every day goes for me around here lately, so if you want to know how the “day in the life of me” goes, it’s a little something like this:

Monday for me, as with any other day does not begin without coffee.  Nothing happens until there is coffee.  Nothing good, anyway. Read the rest . . .

I need to give a shout out, because they deserve it


I’ve been putting a lot of time and effort into getting the blog back together, moved, reconfigured, reinstalled, themed and somewhere in the midst of all that, writing a post or two.

First of all, I am FUCKING ECSTATIC to be free of the confines of

I thank them for their help in getting me started three years ago, but damn you for tying my hands behind my back when I finally figured out what I was doing.

And now here I am on my own host.  Well, it’s not mine, it belongs to somebody else, but that’s what the shout out is about. Read the rest . . .