365 Challenge: Day 211 – Rip

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Rip: to just let something release even faster than you expected

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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.

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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.

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36 thoughts on “365 Challenge: Day 211 – Rip

    roseelaineblog said:
    October 9, 2017 at 1:23 PM

    Aww he needs the sun to dance on his fur! That melts my heart ❤️ poor doggy , let him sleep in longer he’s an old boy now 😉

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    rugby843 said:
    October 9, 2017 at 2:19 PM

    He has a way with words, like him! I also like Zora.; )

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    rugby843 said:
    October 9, 2017 at 2:20 PM

    700 sqft terrace? That’s probably larger than my whole apartment : 0

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 9, 2017 at 2:21 PM

      I got lucky! That’s why I picked this apartment as it came with such a beautiful outdoor space.

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        rugby843 said:
        October 9, 2017 at 2:25 PM

        The word spoiled comes to mind…; ))

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        October 9, 2017 at 2:29 PM

        In this instance, you are absolutely correct. I admit it. 🙂 But I also share it with all my friends and family whenever they want to visit.

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        rugby843 said:
        October 9, 2017 at 2:30 PM

        Ok, you’re forgiven..; )

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        October 9, 2017 at 2:34 PM

        phew, good thing! 🙂

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        rugby843 said:
        October 9, 2017 at 2:26 PM

        My patio, the 8’cement wonder is pictured in today’s blog Ha Ha

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        October 9, 2017 at 2:29 PM

        On my way over! I’ll still getting
        thru posts from last weekend! LOL

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        rugby843 said:
        October 9, 2017 at 2:37 PM

        My 19 year old granddaughter used “rip” as a comment the other day after I said something. I had to question her as to the meaning. Apparently her meaning is: you’ve said something comical. Or her other fave to me, it’s all good, grandma.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        October 9, 2017 at 2:39 PM

        oh, i get it… as in… ‘what a rip’

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        October 9, 2017 at 2:33 PM

        hmmm i think i saw it, but was it looking thru the window?

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        rugby843 said:
        October 9, 2017 at 2:38 PM

        Yes my (lovely) glass sliding doors

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        October 9, 2017 at 2:39 PM

        ok, I did. I was thinking it was standing in it… no I got it!

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    tylerus said:
    October 9, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    What a handsome devil you are, Ryder. 🙂 And you’ve got a lovely gal-pal there, too.

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    wakinguponthewrongsideof50 said:
    October 9, 2017 at 2:38 PM

    Glad to have you back Ryder!! Too much jay lately….

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    BrizzleLass said:
    October 9, 2017 at 3:09 PM

    OMG too many cute dogs on this blog I just can’t take it!

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    Roda said:
    October 9, 2017 at 4:36 PM

    Ryder, you have the sweetest face in the whole world!🐶

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    Atwood Cutting said:
    October 9, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    “I just wish we could all live happily together supporting one another instead of being mean.”
    I think you suffer from my own sadness, Rhyder, my insightful friend. My husband and I lived in a field of wildflowers. And it was utopia, until more humans arrived. I suppose a dog would feel the same way about other dogs intruding, yes? My motto now is: “Be kind, but protect yourself,” and I guess that’s advice for both man and beast.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 9, 2017 at 7:29 PM

      It is good advice. I like the way you think about those dogs!!!

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    anne leueen said:
    October 9, 2017 at 9:48 PM

    Hey Ryder, Biasini the horse here! I’ve got the answer for you man…..live in a stable like I do the routine is always the same and very reliable. It only changes when Ma Leueen takes me to a show. And as for RIP I’ll give you a good one. When I go out to the paddock on a cool morning I love to rip around and buck and kick and just have a ripping good time. Cheers Mate!

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    coffeelovingbookoholic said:
    October 10, 2017 at 9:33 AM

    awww, so glad you’re back ryder! it’s very rude of the dads not to let you sleep in! sleep is so important!!

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    theorangutanlibrarian said:
    October 10, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    Yay a Ryder post and yay to being a Polly-Anna! 😀 I hadn’t actually thought about it before, but you’re right, there’s a lot of negative connotations to the word “rip”

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    mainepaperpusher said:
    October 10, 2017 at 12:04 PM

    Ryder, I hope you didn’t get too crazy while the Dads were gone. You didn’t get rip-roaring drunk, did you? Sending love from Levi and Walter. 🐾 🐾

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    October 11, 2017 at 1:07 PM

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