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HNY. Okay, got that business out of the way. Happiness in the new year. It's just another day except that it's a new month and a new year. There's a reason for that. That's the way it is. I wonder as I wander. There will be more. I'm in a mood. What a great way to start the year. It's just another day so why should my mood be drastically different. It's a downbeat kind of day. I'm new at this. This is the first entry of 2016. It's going to be a good year. There's a good year coming!
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The first Saturday of the new year and the beat goes on. It's just like any other Saturday. There's little to no evidence that we've crossed over into 2016. What's the big deal anyway? It's just a way of marking the passing of time. It's hard for me to believe that we've made it to this year. I'm so old it's getting scary. I being to think things like how long I'll be writing here and who will be reading this long after I'm gone. Those are weird thoughts, but when you're old they make a great day of sense.
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Once upon a time, there was a boy. This boy grew up to be a man. Then the man became old and died. The people never spoke of him again. The only ones who remembered him were his family and they didn't speak of him often. Then his family died and he faded into obscurity. That's the way of the world. We're all destined for the same fate. Unless we achieve some level of fame, we are all going to be distant memories. Will we be immortalized in books? Unlikely but that's the way of the crumbled cookie, you bet.
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Fairly good distance there. It's your turn. Watch live television now. News, weather and other stuff threatens you. We will keep you safe. We track it all. On the app, you are everywhere. Next up, we will debate the destruction of the south west. There's more at the door. Soon there will be even more. The water keeps rising. Riders on the storm will go wherever you wish. I don't know what to think any more. There will be a cow to tow. Do cow and tow rhyme? Not really, that's the way of the world. It's shameful. But ok.
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There is danger but fear not. We will care for you. Do you believe? If you have the belief, then it doesn't matter. It's like mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter. There are many more to come. That's the way. Not all who wander are lost. Senators come and go and the beat goes on. We are outraged because we've been paying attention and things don't get better. That's the way of the world. Plant your flower and you'll grow. You know that's now the top reason for vegetation. I wish that were the case, yeah.
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Happy three kings day. It's time to celebrate the epiphany. I had a feeling but it passed. What was your epiphany? There's a revelation made daily. Every single day is a new opportunity for a new epiphany. We've got to rid of those bad things. We can do it. There must be a will of the people. If it's possible to have a revival, then we can do it. The people have spoken. Well, thank you and thanks to all of you for being here tonight. I want to thank all of you for your contributions. There's a good fellow.
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Fireworks in flight, it's a delight. There's going to be more sneaking in, and that's okay. You know that I can type with the best of them. I don't even look at the keyboard anymore. I just look at the screen and see that I've typed the correct word and that there aren't any words misspelled. I always worry about that word. It's so easy to misspell. I know I'm going to change that tune when I'm back on top in June. I said that's life. It's okay. I don't mind quoting a little bit of musical lyrics until then.
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Changes are constant. It's a fact of life. I just pick myself up and get back in the race. I haven't had any of that coffee shop coffee for awhile. I want to get back to the good old days of sitting in the coffee shop. I didn't socialize that much. Every once in a while there would be a comment but no real connections. That's my problem. I'm all alone among many people. I've noticed that's the standard operating procedure in those coffee shops. I pick myself up and get back in the race. That's life. Just do it!
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I have a focus now. This is a good start to the year. This year, 2016, is going to be a good one. Why would I write that? I just feel that writing it makes it so. I create my own reality. Just by seeing it and manifesting it makes it so. There is a certain concrete ability to participate in that effort. Do you think they care? I doubt they even realize it! That's okay. The beat goes on. The pace quickens. There is going to be a reckoning. Will you pay the price? I don't know how much.
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I pick myself up and get back in the race. I've been remiss about writing here. It's not so much a daily diary as it is a word dump. There is a good reason to just let go. Let go and let Gd. It's time to take a road trip. I wonder if I get to take some time off. I need a vacation already and I just started working like five months ago. I suppose after another month, I can take a few days off. I deserve some time and I'm going to get it. I have to bark.
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Say it loud and say it proud. I'm black. I'm proud. What's the worst that could happen if you accept that black lives matter. White men can't jump. There's a whole new appreciation for men's lives and black lives and paying people to be who they are. Will you pay me to be who I am? I don't need payment. I have plenty so far. I've invested wisely, but modestly. I'm going to be okay for an old person. That's what people worry about. Do I have enough money to last until I'm dead? That's a good one. No way.
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Come on, baby, twist and shout. It's amazing how many years later, there are certain events that are standing out in my memory. Why can I remember certain events and other things are just gone. As crews restore power, we can share our stories that things will be okay. We're all going to be all right. I wish there were ways to care for those who have fallen through the cracks. There are far too many people who are supposed to be helping who are simply pushing papers. I wonder how much longer this can go on. Do you know?
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Thirteen days of the new year have passed already. It's that time of year when the temperature swings wildly. One day it's hot and the next day it's much cooler. That's the way of the world. It's all going to be okay. Those are two of my mantra phrases for the new year. I've been writing for days in the past few minutes. I came here and realized I've been ignoring this site for days and days. I thought I would give it up. I honestly was ready but I came here and wrote hundreds and hundreds of words instead.
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Security is an illusion. We are as secure as we can be. There is a certain mentality of paranoia that is commonly accepted. We must always be alert. Is there someone trying to kill us? I doubt that, but you never know. There are a lot of bad people in this world. Once you return, there is going to be a certain amount of memory. Three days of mourning will take the place of that which consumes you. You will be eaten. Yummy, they said. Delicious long pig. Oh my goodness, that was a nice sauce. Meaty and unctuous. Yum.
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That's a good one. It's Friday. Will the rain ever go away. It's been raining for forty days and forty nights. We can make you a better person. Just try it on for size. Tomorrow we will go buy a car. That's a large purchase. But that only happens a few times in this life. That's a good thing. That we can even afford to consider a purchase for five figures puts us in first world problems. I feel very fortunate. I have not accustomed myself to transportation without my own car. I'm very old fashioned. Wasn't that funny, eh?
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Saturday is so good to me. I have long days ahead. It's the time of year when the days are the shortest but it seems like we try to jam the most stuff into these days. It's because in a few months, it will be so hot that we can't even think about doing anything but sitting around drinking a cool drink. Right now, stews and soups are the fashion. We need warm foods. Soon we'll be on the salads and lighter things. That's the way of the world. It's a fact, Jack. We can do this. Let's go, bud.
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Sunday, the 17th day of the year. It's going. That's the way of 2016. There's more at the door. We keep on going. The days, they come and the days, they go. I want to go shopping. I have to urge to buy things. Should I buy in bricks and mortar or online. Online is always easier and it's the way of the world. There are worse things I could do. I'm going to shop on the world wide web right after I finish writing here. That's a good thing. It's a fun time for you and me. Come here!
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Ugh. I have two week's worth of 100 words ahead of me. I did this month in two sittings. That's a good one, eh? What is wrong with me? I'm so stuck! This has happened before. There really is no reason. It's organic. My doctor once told me it's a psychic lesion. That's charming, no? I thought of medication, but that is not an easy answer. Maybe I'll just take a Mother's Little Helper and forget about it for now. Tomorrow is another day, Scarlet. I hope it's a good one. That's written in an earnestness. I'm serious about it.
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Tuesday. It's the 19th day of the year. Time keeps on slipping into the future. That's the way I like it. Slow and steady wins the race. It's not about hugging trees. It's not about being wasteful. You gotta find that balance. Taking care of yourself takes more than getting in the saddle. What the what? What was that? That might be trouble. I'll handle it. You got it? Would you like fries with that? How about some cheese sauce? Please pass the condiments. All of 'em. I'd like some half and half in my coffee even though the percentages.
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We're based out of here. Get out from this city. I am built for strong, not pretty. That's a good one, dude. Where's my car? I'm going to the movies and then we're going to have a late snack. Tacos tonight. Where is that woman? She is elusive. They're both gone spare. The two of them were here this week. I avoided them. I wonder what's going on here. It's all very cryptic. It's oblique. Why are you being so obtuse. What's it worth to you? It's my favorite part. I want an XL. I am XXL. That's a fact.
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Enter your text below. Remember, exactly 100 words. No more, no less. That's the way it is. I don't mind talking before you're done. I'm rude that way. What was that you said? I couldn't hear you because I was talking. That's a good one. What's for dinner? I'm always thinking of food. I think it's become a fascination. That's a fascinating subject. Turning an obsession into a fascination. It's a lot of things to think about. That's the way it is. Can I get the word out? It's not all about word of mouth. You have to figure it!
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Thank goodness it's Friday. It's been a fun week. Yeah, that's the ticket. It's been a regular week. It's not easy the job I'm doing and I'm getting paid quite a small amount. It's shocking how little I'm being paid. I used to make like four or five times the amount I'm making now. Plus, I had such incredible benefits. Those were the days, my friend. I thought they'd never end. I sang and danced forever and a day. I lived the life I chose. I fight never lose. Those were the days. Oh yes, those were the days, yes.
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It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Won't you be my neighbor? It's January 23. I forgot that this is the day that I got out of the Navy like 40 years ago. Oh my, what a day that was. It was. I can't remember how soon after, but I drove my car back to Miami and that was a turning point. Oh my darling Siamese kitty spent most of the trip meowing in abject terror at my hurtling down the interstate at 70 mph. I remember that like it was yesterday. Times have certainly changed. I'm the same person.
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On January 24, I went into the Navy in 1972. That was a long long time ago, but it's still in me. You can take the person out of the Navy, but you can't take the Navy out of the person. I suppose it formed my character and that's what Mom and Dad wanted when I flunked out of college. It worked. It took a long time for me to realize it, but I was a better person for those four years. It seemed like a long prison sentence back then, but I only have the fondest of memories now.
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The last week of the first month of the year begins today. It's going to be a great week. I don't like Mondays, but why bring myself down? It's going to be a great day. That's how you get what you want! That's right. Declare it to be so and make it come true. I don't care what those naysayers may say. I have my beliefs and no one is getting in the way. I'm going to have a good week, gosh darn it to heck. I know that's true because I believe in gosh. That's where heck is free.
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Heck is the place for those who don't believe in gosh. That's their trick. You're my treat. Would you like fries with that? Oh no, not another esoteric 100 words. That's the only way I could get this done. Don't be so oblique. You don't know me. There's no need to say anything. I can write whatever I need to convince myself. I'll get by. There's more at the door. There's more. Tommy, can you hear me? I can feel you near me. What's the frequency, Kenneth? I don't know that answer yet. Please stand by. An operator will be.
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Where am I? It's very loud. One moment, I'm going to be quiet. Take a moment and just listen to your breath. It's amazing. I love breathing. Because the alternative is not really desirable. I don't want to be six feet under. I like being above ground. It's a weird thing to wonder about, but I can't help but wonder just how much longer I'm going to be here. It's like I'm just munching on the hole in the donut, because there's no there there. I'm going to be around for as long as it's still a good thing, eh?
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Too long and oh so far away. That's the way of the world. Soon it will be Groundhog Day. I would climb aboard a rocket and travel but it would take too long. I'm not in the mood for a long trip. I need to travel nearby. Why so much dust? That's the way of the world. You know about the crumbled cookie? That's another truth that needs to be dealt. You dealt it? That a smelt. Those are delicious when fried properly. Haven't eaten those in decades. What happened? I like anchovies. Why am I discussing fish? That's odd.
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In about 11 months, it will be after the fact Christmas again and soon it will be New Year's Day. That's what they all said. I'm below average, but I can accept that. Do you have some crispy bacon? I'm craving some meat wads. I want to bring some clever appetizers to Janet's little party, but I won't really have time unless I'm able to cook something in the morning. I think I will go directly from work to the party. I like parties. I wonder how many people will actually show. I'm not part of that crowd. Oh well.
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It's my party and I'll cry if I want to. That's not a great way to be at a party. I don't think anyone should be crying at a party. That's not what parties are for. You should be filled with laughter and singing and dancing. And music. There must be good music. It's my party and I'll do whatever I please. Harrumpf! I'm in a mood and that's not a new thing. It's the phrase that pays. Even though we're in dry season, the rain won't stop. It stops this weekend. And then next week is another week, Scarlett.
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Farewell to all that. There goes another one. We measure time in months. There are 11 more to go and then this year will be historical. That's a hoot in a holler. Can you bring that box over here? I need to get something. Then we can put that stuff outside. Prepare to donate a lot. Sundays are good for donations. It's the day the lard has made. That's a good one, eh? There's no way that would fly. I know what you mean. Where do you get off? That's a good one. I don't know about you, but yes.