This Guy. #MondayRecommends #NailArt

Dammit. This post was supposed to be scheduled for Monday, duh. So I’ll just have to find something else to recommend for Monday.

So this guy pops up and comments on my blog. He says he likes my humor and my environmental concern, and tells me he has a picture of a frog I might like to look at. Normally, a line like that wouldn’t get me into a van with a stranger, nor yet up to his room, but I did visit his blog, Bob Lorentson — An Optimist in Dreamland.

Bob Lorentson is possibly the funniest guy on what’s left of God’s green earth. That’s my opinion, anyway. Not always funny, though. His poem, What’s The Hurry? is pretty grim, and rightly so.

But then there’s Migratory Bird Daze, an essay — perhaps not surprisingly — entirely about migratory birds.

The bar-tailed godwit flies 7000 miles in eight days, without stopping.  It tries to lord that performance over the other birds when it finally lands, but it’s a bar-tailed godwit, so no one pays it any attention.

Bob Lorentson

If you don’t think that’s funny, I don’t know if we can be friends. Just kidding — OF COURSE we can be friends! Unless you’re an asshole, and even then we can be cordial acquaintances.

ANYWAY, in other news, I’m still playing Minecraft, and I found a Minecraft nail stamping plate! So here are my nails this week:

place holder

And remember, if you buy from Maniology, get 10% off your order with my discount code MomGoth10.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about migratory birds.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “This Guy. #MondayRecommends #NailArt

  1. joey

    August 27, 2021 at 11:14am

    I guess I have to come back for the nails. DID enjoy Bob! Followed his IG. May follow his blog. Not good at blogland right now.

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      • joey

        August 27, 2021 at 1:10pm

        I thought that was odd, but then, I mix up days all the time! I’ll roll back around and see the nails later 🙂

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  2. boblorentson

    August 28, 2021 at 6:23am

    My frog and I thought this was hilarious, and we thank you for the mention.
    The bar-tailed godwits however still don’t get it. I suspect they never will.

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      Marian Allen

      August 28, 2021 at 10:28am

      Maybe the frog guru could explain it to them. OTOH, you can’t really expect much from a bar-tailed godwit.

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