Happy Independence Day, 2021! #July4 #IndependenceDay #USA

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I don’t really have family. If you do, I hope they and you have a happy holiday together. I’ll pass on that because, well . . . .

Spending time with my family would suck.

Happy July 4th!

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8 Things You May Not Know About Memorial Day #MemorialDay #holiday #MythologyMonday

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It’s Mythology Monday, but it’s also Memorial Day. So, what do I post? Here’s an article from the History Channel that may satisfy both: 8 Things You May Not Know About Memorial Day. Well, not really. Articles with titles like this generally don’t reveal the great secrets implied by their clickbaity titles. At least it’s an attempt to dispel what’s commonly mislabeled “myths.” They’re usually misconceptions. Close enough, I guess.

Funny Memorial Day Meme & Images | Wishlovequotes
Let’s just not lose sight of what the holiday is really about.

All gave some. Some gave all.

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Happy BBQ Weekend #BBQ #MemorialDay #holiday

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Every Memorial Day, I see a lot of posts telling us that Memorial Day isn’t about BBQs, parades, and sports. Absolutely everyone knows that, so this is the typical “everyone wants to be a hero” mentality in play. Kind of ironic considering the day is supposed to be celebrating real heroes. In any event, despite positive trends, Americans still don’t take nearly as much of their vacation time as they should, and there are only eleven federal holidays, so not even one per month on average. On top of that, the private sector doesn’t recognize all of those holidays.

All of this is to say that the people who truly work for a living probably work a lot harder than we should. (I, for one, will be at work when this post goes live. EDIT: Confirmed. Three hours and counting.) If you have the opportunity to get a relaxing three-day weekend with friends or family, take advantage of it, and never apologize for it. After all, what have all those heroes fought and died for?

Just remember what I said yesterday . . . .

Funny Memorial Day Meme & Images | Wishlovequotes
Let’s just not lose sight of what the holiday is really about.

All gave some. Some gave all.

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend #Caturday #MemorialDay

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Here are some Memorial Day memes appropriate for Caturday, and thus light-hearted ones.

I will, of course, be spending even more time at the gym.
And perhaps more time lounging around.
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This one’s just to annoy those purists who don’t like Memorial Day confused with Veterans’ Day. I suspect *any* “thank you” is appreciated.
Funny Memorial Day Memes | Viral Memes
Well, I will be spending the weekend on the carnivore diet.

For me, the only ritual in which I reliably partake is the NCAA men’s lacrosse championship weekend. I’ll be rooting for Maryland until they lose or win it all.

Funny Memorial Day Meme & Images | Wishlovequotes
Let’s just not lose sight of what the holiday is really about.

All gave some. Some gave all.

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Merry Nerdy #Christmas #DnD #nerd

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This is a nerdy blog, so even Christmas must be nerdy here. I’m stealing this from a Facebook friend, SMK. In Christmas of 1977, when I was 9, I received this as a gift:

As with most gifts I received, it was really a gift for my brother, but I managed to have a lot of fun with it until he felt it was too nerdy for him. At that point, I was ridiculed for playing it until the Satanic Panic kicked in. Then I was forbidden from playing it, and it was destroyed. No worries, though. I have a close, personal relationship with my lord and savior, eBay.

I played from 1977 to 1982. Other than my sporadic flirtation with the FASA Star Trek RPG in the mid to late 80s (I had no way to connect with gamers back then), there was no RPG gaming until 2005, which is when I started playing Living Greyhawk with the D&D 3.5 crowd. That’s how I met almost all of you, and for better or worse, that’s how most of you got (had?) to meet me. I recently stopped playing, but you represent an extension of the Christmas gift that kept on giving, even if it took a long hiatis.

And I leave you with this nerdy gem….

Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

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