Non-Dairy is not Dairy-Free

Apparently, non-dairy mean less than a super low amount of dairy. It still has a little bit of dairy. So… if you are seeking to avoid dairy for say an allergy, non-dairy is not good enough. And deceptive.


Mature On Social Media

Sometimes relationships fall apart. I hate to see it happen, but I accept that it can.

I find it interesting when I have no idea that it did until either show up in a new relationship. All too often, I see social media posts where either party or both drag the other through the mud on Facebook. Those posts get deleted when they get back together. This public adjudication of their relationship disturbs me. Of course, the ones who do this are the ones who publicly proclaim their love far too much as well.

What is the point of an Android SD card?

My tablet is constantly running out of space. I have a microSD card, but it is using only a GigaByte.

  1. I have all the photos and videos moved over to the microSD card.
  2. Moving apps to the microSD card is not permanent. Every time the apps update, I have to move the app back to the card. There are 19 apps using over 100MB. Of those, only 7 are even capable of being moved to the SD card.
  3. Some apps like Netflix allow downloading for offline viewing, but it keeps getting reset back to internal.

Basically, I have a ton of room on the microSD card, but I have to pick and choose which apps I can have on it because it is out of space.


INFP Politician

I recently had a conversation with an executive director level ranked coworker. (I am two levels down at assistant director level.) There was an incident yesterday that ruffled our feathers. Things were not clearly communicated and various parties responded in a confused way. The right things were ultimately done, but it seemed like some we all could have done better.

So I kind of met with this person to provide my interpretation of how we normally operate to give him insight into us and what likely would help us more effectively work together. He really appreciated the conversation and took notes and spoke in a way that said he understood.

In the aftermath, I am certain the way I approached this is more typical of the way I used to operate as an INFP. Communicate in a way that is sensitive to the feelings of others. Meet one on one. Emphasize abstract concepts and not only link specifics back to the high-level.

I was not directly tasked to have this conversation. I just sort of inserted myself in the original situation unasked. Now I am trying to smooth things over unasked.


Males have a reputation for hating shopping. But, I rather enjoy it.

Most of the time I have an idea of what I need or want and go straight to that location, look for the item(s), and checkout. Additionally, I will frequent certain stores looking for things I always want on clearance. I know how much I want to pay for them and regularly check for them to get priced right.

There are aspects of clothes shopping that annoy me like velcro. I am no longer under 10 years old. I can deal with buttons or snaps. Fortunately, when I forget and get something, I know enough about sewing to alter the item. (Not so good it looks professional.)

Also, I am a larger guy, so most clothes come in sizes I cannot wear. I am also very overweight. My situation would be easier if I lost 30 pounds like I should. It is much easier to find fitting clothes at that size.

The wife wanted to go to the big city to look for some clothes she has not been successful locating here. She worried about making me tag along, but I rather did not mind at all. I was happy she found what she needed. I enjoyed the driving. I enjoyed the walking around in the mall. I most enjoyed finding something on a clearance rack that she really wanted.

Speak Softly And Carry A Big Stick

A friend’s friend is criticizing some Facebook commentary critical of political opponents. The “FoF” made a remark about being a fan of the method “speak softly and carry a large stick” (sic) instead of gloating about the removal of Confederate honoring monuments.

I found this interesting in part because the friend is a veteran. Roosevelt used this phrase as his way of not wasting too much time negotiating and bringing in the military to deal with the problems. The military is the big stick.

Pretty sure the FoF is not a fan of using the military to remove these monuments. Instead, the FoF wants the friend to just be quiet. So, really just “speak softly.”


Apparently I’ve been depressed in the wrong way. I am supposed to look at my tweets and Facebook posts to figure out who I could talk to. Strangely in that state I do not really want to to talk to anyone.

Shoot First?

Jango Fett by Bryan Ledgard

A couple inmates killed their correctional officers while being transported to another prison. They went on the run for a few days. The reward for information on these guys was ever increasing. It captured people’s attention at $60,000 and ultimately got as high as $130,000.

The male gun fanboys I know started expressing a sudden desire to become bounty hunters and track down these violent criminals. The most extreme comment on a post hoping it would get to $200,000: “Cant get shot if you shoot first. Dead or alive they say.” [1] Um… no. The reward is “for information leading to the arrest of DUBOSE and ROWE.” The GBI and FBI were not asking for people to hunt them down and kill them, just alert law enforcement to their location so they can arrest them.

In the end, the escapees broke into a home and tied up the couple. Shortly after driving off in the couple’s vehicle, the couple called 9-1-1. The sheriff was alerted that since Rowe was from a nearby county, everyone was on the lookout for them. The escapees shot at law enforcement during the chase. They crashed that car and fled on foot where in trying to steal another vehicle, the homeowner held them at gunpoint until the law enforcement could get there to arrest them.

[1] You can get shot if you shoot first.

  1. If you miss, then you have alerted the person you are shooting at about your intent and give them an opportunity to return fire.
  2. If you hit, but fail to kill or maim enough, then the person you are shooting at can return fire.

Introvert birthday

The best sounding idea to me for my birthday is time alone.

  • Go for a drive until I feel like turning around or need to get gas.
  • Take a hike in the woods.
  • Spend the day watching television and doing nothing.

A party? That sounds like something I do to be socially conscious and a good friend. Not something I particularly want done to me.