Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “start with why.” Begin your post with the word “why.” Have fun!

Why is it that every time I set an intention for my writing, for my blogging (kind of for everything), that some life event swoops in and knocks it away? Fuck you life; I’m still here.

Why is it that I can’t seem to do the old live and learn schtick? For a smart woman I sure take a long time to learn some lessons. Fuck you life; I’m still here.

Why do I have a superpower of treating myself to coffee mugs? That one needs a bit of an explanation. I don’t have a lot of money. I like coffee. I like dishes (owning them, not washing). So, when something good happens in my life I like to get a little treat. A new coffee mug fits the bill! Except, every time I have done this, for a new job, a new relationship, a new home a new… each time the job, relationship, home… has disappeared, usually dramatically and unpleasantly. Now I have a memento of something I don’t want to remember. Cathartically I will often smash it to bits and throw it out. Other times it is just a sad, exasperated “fuck it” as I toss it in the trash.

Resolved: I will never buy another “treat me” coffee cup. Maybe my circumstances will change for the better. I’m sure there was causation there…

Fuck you life; I’m still here.

What I’m listening to while writing:


  1. A new mug is moving on! I keep a favourite coffee mug for years and when it breaks it so hard to use a new one! A actually broke a Corel and now I’m using my back-up mug: A faux marble with Tennessee on it I bought at a truck stop in Tennessee back when I was caving.
    You’ve inspired me; I’m going to look for a new coffee mug!


  2. Yes certainly stop buying those mugs! Nice video
    Anyway with the price of power going up, and up you won’t be able to afford using electricity or gas to make coffee soon. Save money on crockery so you can drink and eat and stay warm 💜


  3. Yesterday my friend said “Fuck Them. I will survive” as advice for something we’re both experiencing. I replied “I will survive too!” Similar to your sentiments above. Relationships are complicated that’s for sure. Hats off to still being here!


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