Day: October 9, 2017
Rip: to just let something release even faster than you expected
Good Day! It’s Ryder and I’ve got control of the blog again today. Dad’s busy with some book cover launch; he had to let it rip this morning since the on-sale date is coming sooner than he expected. Kudos to him. I’m still angry he hasn’t put my picture in the book. As I searched for a word today, a picture of either dead people or human muscles appeared in the image section. I am not sure what that’s all about, as I meant the word ‘rip’ in terms of letting his book, or my little venting session, release this week.
They finally returned from their trip and it was great. I missed them. But at the same time, they are totally ripping up my routine now that we’re all back home. I am used to waking up leisurely in the morning, letting the sun dance on my fur. Instead, they are up early and I don’t get to sleep in like I did for a few weeks while they were gone. How rude! I suppose Dad gets more done this way, but still… I should come first. I am not happy when he nudges me out of the bed to re-make it, nor when he runs off to the gym first thing and makes a whole bunch of noise. And don’t get me started on the big fall clean-up they did outside this weekend on my NYC Enchanted Terrace. I had some birds and stuff I left for use in the future; now they’re all gone. I’ll have to find a few more before it gets too cold.
As for the whole word ‘rip’ — let me just say this… I don’t like this word. It doesn’t have a good connotation. Either you get ripped off, or you are dead (R.I.P.)… you’re ripping a band-aid off which always hurts. That expression about “ripping someone a new @#$%*&!” — I mean, seriously… how did we bastardize the English language in such a way? Speaking about that… I’ve read so many posts for Columbus Day about people saying he ripped off the Native Americans when he took over America. I suppose that counts for the meaning of the word, too. I just wish we could all live happily together supporting one another instead of being mean. But that makes me a Polly-Anna!
We’re back on a routine here, so I’ll be able to post again more regularly. Hope you all missed me. I will share a video of me on Instagram (in a few days) from when I was playing with my friend Zora while I was away. She’s fun, that’s us below. She’s three times the size of me, but we seem to find a way to get along even though I’m not usually very fond of other animals. She’s sort of related to me, only because she’s my Dad’s good friend’s dog. We both happened to be at the dog-sitter at the same time. They call her Zora the Destroyer, as she’s been at NY’s Comic Con 2017 this week! How fun. I miss her.
About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”
I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.
The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.
Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.