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(Shared Post) Love Your Hat! — My OBT

Hi readers!

I hope ya’ll have a had a lovely weekend! I wanted to share this post from the blog “My OBT” (OBT: One Beautiful Thing) https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2018/05/25/amazonian-royal-flycatcher/    about a unique bird called the Amazonian Royal Fly Catcher. This post  introduces the bird and has some neat photos and a video. So enjoy this really cool creature!  Also, check out the blog; each day, the blog creator Donna, shares one beautiful thing in the world.

via Love Your Hat! — My OBT

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Blue Asthma

THIS IS A PIECE I WROTE A FEW YEARS AGO ABOUT AN EXPERIENCE I HAD TAKING SWIMMING LESSONS AS A CHILD 

Blue was all around me I think. I strained to adjust my eyes to what I was seeing. It was coming, but slowly. Things were just a little bit blurry and my eyes stinging. As my surroundings became clearer I became aware of other sensations. But not all at once. The sensations came one by one, each bringing with them another piece of fear. I heard muffled noises that sounded as if they were coming from above. Voices. My eyes bounced frenetically about the blue again. Then again. All I saw was blue. Waves and waves of ever changing blue. I hate this, I thought. I don’t want to be here. When my eyes finally adjusted and I realized that all that was there was the abyss I began to feel the pressure. No, weight. The weight on and inside my chest. Oh, gosh… I felt the pressure of the weight and it hurt so much, and the panic setting in just made it worse. Oh gosh. I wanted to cry, but I couldn’t. I want to go home. I wanna go home. It was just too much. Too scary, too much pain. Oh, gosh, the pain. I have to get out, I thought. So I rose, floated up, breaking the surface and instinctively gasping like a newborn baby desperate for its first gulp of precious air. This felt like the first breath. And another, and another still until I was satisfied. My eyes filled with stinging water I again surveyed the things around me and saw a blurry peach colored figure.

“You only stayed under for, like 10 seconds. You can do better than that!”

Oh, no I can’t, I thought, as the figure cleared up a little. He came near and fear again gripped me causing a familiar pain. Except this time, the pain was in my stomach. He was gonna make me hold my breath underwater again. Oh, gosh not again. Why’d mom have to sign me up for swimming lessons? I hate the pool.

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Photo 1: Pixabay/ollivves

Photo 2: Pixabay/Pexels

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My Eye Doctor

Hi readers!

I’m back. I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I’ve been overwhelmed these past few months with professional and personal stress, a family health crisis and a return to school and had my energy and time focused on those things and couldn’t post. So, now I finally have some time to get back to blogging. So here’s the new post, a fictional dialogue scene.

 

Person 1: Hey, I’m looking for a new eye doctor; do you like yours?
Person 2: Yeah, she’s great. I think you’d like her, too.
Person 1: Ok, cool. Can I get the number?
Person 2: Yeah. (Pulls out phone)
Person 1: What’s the name of the place?
Person 2: My Eye Doctor.
Person 1: What?
Person 2: My Eye Doctor.
Person 1: I know it’s your eye doctor, but what’s the name of the office?
Person 2: My Eye Doctor.
Person 1: I know, but what’s the name?
Person 2: My Eye Doctor.
Person 1: C’mon, that’s not it, you’re joking.
Person 2: No, really, that’s the name of the office!
Person 1: No it’s not, stop messing with me!
Person 2: I’m not. It’s My Eye Doctor.
Person 1: I know it is, but that cannot be the name of the office.
Person 2: It is!
Person 1: No way! No one names their optometry office ‘My Eye Doctor’.
Person 2: Well, they did cause that’s what it’s called.
Person 1: You’re making this up! Now would you please tell me the name of the frickin’ optometry office?
Person 2: My Eye Doctor!
Person 1: I know it’s your doctor! Gosh, how hard is this!?
Person 2: I told you the name; you just don’t believe me!
Person 1: That can’t be it! I know you’re an Abbot and Costello fan, but c’mon!
Person 2: Ok, fine. (sighs) The real name is, umm, Miller Optometry.
Person 1: Really?
Person 2: Yes.
Person 1: Ok, thank you, now I can find the number and get an appointment! (Tries to look it up on their phone) Ummm, ok, I can’t find it.
Person 2: Yeah, that’s because you’re not looking for My Eye Doctor.
Person 1: (Gives person 2 an annoyed look) Har har. Is your eye doctor as smart alecky as you?
Person 2: She’s not your eye doctor, she’s my eye doctor.
Person 1: You’re being annoying. Is there even a Miller Optometry!?
Person 2: No. You’ll need to look for My Eye Doctor.
Person 1: Stop it!

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Photos by: Me

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Fun Quotes

“Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons.” No clue who said this

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”                                                                                                        -Albert Einstein

“Never memorize something you can look up.”Albert Einstein

“If we’re not supposed to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the fridge?”                                                                                                           -Bill Murray

 

 

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