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    Benson: “Lucian’s an okay guy. He just needs to get the stick out of his ass a bit.”

    Alyssia: “C’mon Bendy, you can’t judge him like that. He’s just…strightlaced.”

    Benson: “A.K.A has a stick up his ass.”

    Lucian: “I’m right here… I can HEAR YOU asshole.”

    Benson: *Snicker*

    Lucian the Fallen Seraphim is now available for questions

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    Bunch of drawings of Ol’ Benson. He’s just so simple and fun to draw.

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  • Share a specific memory about someone who has passed that was important to you

    Unfortunately, the immediate memories of those close to me that have passed are all negative, and you know what?

    Nope! Not going there

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  • 31. Share a specific memory about someone who has passed that was important to you. 

    Keep reading

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  • In my life I want to CONTINUE posting my health and fitness goals and accomplishments, and post my personal life events and reflections. But I want to START using both of my blogs for the purposes for which they were intended and STOP posting everything on one blog while the other blog sits idle.

    I am going to use today’s BAD post to make an announcement.

    In the matter of background, only some of my followers may know it but I have a “gemeral” blog under @anotherstephencobert. The original intention I had was to make the blog whose post you are currently reading my health and fitness blog with occasional observations and ruminations, and have my other blog be for general life this ‘n’ that.

    This month’s Blog a Day was a redo of May 2018’s daily blogging challenge. In an effort to make sure I wasn’t simply rehashing what I wrote a year ago (or at least keep it to a minimum), I did a fair amount of scrolling back through my old posts to refresh my memory about what I’d already written.

    I noticed something. This blog, which was set up for fitness and occasional other stuff, had gotten overrun with the “other stuff”; the fitness and health posts had become “occasional”. This in and of itself wasn’t bad: it’s my blog after all. What got to me was that I had the “another” blog that was doing the online equivalent of collecting dust. I have a blog for general life events and miscellaneous reflections and observations. I found myself asking, “So why am I not using it?”

    Starting in June, I am going to try and sharpen my focus on this blog, and just plain start using my other blog. I’m sure I’ll still have some odd posts her, and I suspect some events will make their way onto both blogs (like my grandson’s Middle School graduation did a couple weeks ago). But I want to get back to the original focus I had when I started this: health and fitness progress.

    And that brings me to my announcement: Starting in June, if the Blog a Day Challenge continues into that month, I will be doing the challenge from my general blog, “anotherstehencobert”. I enjoy doing these challenges and enjoy sharing my insights and pearls of wisdom with my friends on Tumblr. I think, though, with the renewed focus, the posts would be better suited to my more general blog.

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  • In my life I’d like to Start/Stop/Continue

    START - Valuing myself as much as I value others

    STOP - Letting fear of failure dictate my actions

    CONTINUE - Living my authentic life (I hate that phrase, but it works) rather than trying to fit into someone else’s definition of who I should be

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  • Technology

    Yikes! I have a love/hate relationship with technology

    I absolutely HATE the way it allows people to lurk in the shadows and be assholes. I really hope that some day there is transparency available that outs the assholes, but until then … I don’t like them

    I love the way that technology allows me to connect with like-minded people - people who would be almost impossible to find without technology. I also love the way technology allows me to nurture long-distance friendships. Back in the day there would have been letters written and sent

    Wait! I miss those days - I so wish I had someones that I could right letters to - people who would welcome the intimacy of a hand-written note

    I digress …

    I don’t know … technology has connected me to people I’d have no connection to without technology, and yet it sometimes feels cold

    *shrugs*

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  • 27. I’m awesome because no one has to question my motives. I have absolutely no guile. It’s why I’m terrible at board games and poker.

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  • 26. The biggest misconception people have about me

    I have no idea. Tell me what you think and I’ll confirm or deny. I feel like I’m pretty straight forward but maybe not.

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  • Day 27. I’m awesome because….

    I’m me. Emotional, outgoing (contrary to popular belief) yet antisocial, chill.

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  • I’m awesome because….

    😎

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  • …then again, I may not.

    I have held off on the last few BADs because I didn’t want to just recycle my answers from 2018. I didn’t want to blow off too many of them, so I’m posting today. I hope this doesn’t come across as a cop out.

    I’m awesome because

    As I said a year ago, I am awesome because I am nutty enough not to throw in the towel and say “to heck with it” when everyone else is doing that. Even when there’s an agreement that if I had a lick of sense I’d give it up, I keep on hanging in there.

    This Saturday might turn into a good example. The River Run 10K is scheduled for 7:00 that morning in downtown Wichita. I checked the Weather Channel, and they seem to think there’s a sorta good chance for scattered showers that day. With all the rain we’ve had in the past week (and we’re supposed to get more tomorrow), there’s gonna be quite a bit more River to go around for this year’s River Festival anyway. I’ll talk about it with my grandkids Jordon and Savannah, and if they want to sit this one out that’s fine. But ole Grandpa is going to be there that morning, running the 6.2 miles even if I splash every step of the way!

    For the record, all the weather sources were predicting rain for the 2017 River Run. Rain it did, but not until a little after noon, so the runs were over by that time.

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  • Day 26: What’s the most common misconception that people have about you?

    I’m not to sure tbh. I didn’t really notice that people actually had a conception about me.

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  • MBAD 25: Pet photos and stories

    No pet photos. I’m sorry. But I did have a dog which I talked about before about when I first moved to Sacramento. But after that doggy, we bought a Rottweiler and named him, get this, D.O.G.

    Literally.

    He was a good dog even though we had him for 2 years. Legit, we had to give him away because we were moving into an apartment complex which wasn’t pet friendly.

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  • The biggest misconception people have about me

    That I’m easily taken advantage of. I’m not, I’m just nice. I do things for other people because I like to, not because they swindled me into it. Also, I totally know when people are trying to pull one over on me. People try it though lol

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    Pet photos and stories. Childhood pets. Favorite pet. Current pet. All the animals. (Photos!)

    These are all courtesy of my aunt’s Instagram lol and are just my current pets. The dog is Roscoe, the black cat is Finnick, and the striped cat is Peanut. Roscoe is an old man who begs for everything and whines at everything. Needs lots of love at all times. Finnick has a constant look of loathing but is the biggest cuddle bug ever. Always jumping into your lap and just making himself comfortable wherever he wants. Peanut is an asshole. He’s the youngest and acts it. He will try to cuddle with you but as soon as you try to pet him he will bite you. Still cute tho.

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  • MBAD 26: The biggest misconception people have about me

    That I’m calm and collected. I help others a lot - as part of my job and just who I am as a person. I can handle others’ problems and help them figure it all out calmly and with confidence. Others assume that’s just the type of person I am and that I have my sh*t together.

    But, in the privacy of my house, there are often times I struggle with my anxiety, my fears, and not knowing how to solve or address a problem in my own life. It’s not always pretty and sometimes bubbles out of me as tears, yelling, being short with my husband…all those kinds of lovely/attractive qualities.

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  • MBAD 25: Pet photos and stories

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    Our sweet kitty. Adopted her years ago when we were dating. She’s been with us for so many of our milestones - engagement, moving across country, marriage, returning to school (twice), moving, losing loved ones, arguments, moving again and through her own bladder surgery which has resulted in needing prescription food for life. She is my snuggle buddy and comfort whenever I need it.

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  • MBAD 24: If you don’t have kids, what are you proud of that your parents taught you?

    My dad taught me to work hard and never expect anything to just be given to you. He tried to teach me to relax and not feel every moment needed to be planned (I struggle with this, but as an adult can appreciate what he was trying to teach me).

    Because of how my parents were I learned the importance of organization as it drove me crazy when they were scattered, disorganized, and/or late. I also learned the importance of boundaries and to having a line and holding that line.

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  • If you have kids, what qualities do you most hope to instill in them?

    A year ago I wrote of some of the values I tried to instill in my children. This time I thought I’d take it in a little different direction.

    If there is one thing that struck me in reflection on how I brought up my children, it has got to be this:

    “Do as I say, not as I do” does not work, never has worked and never will work. This is the most universally accepted parenting rule. It is also the one that is most regularly broken.

    When I was newly married I tried to instill in both of my children that it was right to take the righ road, to do what was correct and not what was convenient. I think maybe I succeeded in the first few years I was father to Tandra and Travis. As the years passed, it seems that too many times I saw fit to “bend” the rules or to decide the rules has more leeway than I really should have given them.

    Both of my children grew up to be very decent, hard working adults. Tandra (who is no longer with us) was a free thinker who was caring and loving to the people around her. I used to joke that she had no “acquaintances” because if she knew you she would be a total friend to you. Travis is a hard working young man who is taking care of an elderly mother and aunt while bringing up three wonderful children.

    But I can’t help but think that, as much as I did my best, I still taught my children (however unwillingly) that “Grown-ups get to decide which rules they have to follow and which ones they get to break.”

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