…And then What Happened?

Multifarious Day 6

Left Hand. Right Hand. My Will, My Choices – Do you do anything with your non-dominant hand? I usually dont. But over at the fully buttered world, everybody is leaning towards the clumsy side. It was kind of fun to write a few lines with my left hand.   
Some theorists say that I’m a left-brain thinker; 
a plotter, a logical creature unlikely to fly by the seat of my pants

The same logicians say that spontaneity is alien to my nature; 
unfamiliar to anything other than step-by-step; a schemer who feeds dullness

Well, they are allowed to be wrong. I say that all my bits, even brain, are mine. 

My thoughts, my writing, and my all are mine. I live, I write by my will and choice. I refuse to be theory.


Incoming! – If you follow my website, soon you will be bombarded by posts. I assure you that I’m dreading the action *sigh*. You see, Blogger is being… difficult. And like with most bipolar platforms it is more practical to adapt to some of its non-lethal whims than to try to fight it. You are probably wondering what I’m talking about, huh? Well, my pages keep on disappearing or reverting to draft. If I try to update or edit them, the content vanishes. I don’t have time for creepy-blog-goblins, so I will just tweak a few things and publish all my pages as posts. This means that at some point during the next few days you’ll get a bunch of updates from me. I’m apologizing in advance for the upcoming sensory overload.   

“…and then what happened?” – I’m reading Stories: All-New Tales by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio. I’ve only read a few of the twenty-seven stories and I like them fine, but what has truly stayed with me is Neil Gaiman’s introduction. His words manage to encapsulate what motivates me—and so many others—to write and to read: the almost biological need that starts very deep, that moves through the body, that tightens the heart, and forces the mouth and brain to work together and say, “… and then what happened?”  

What have you read lately, my Wicked Luvs?


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  1. That writing looks pretty good for being your non-dominant hand!
    ...and I know those theorists are wrong....I've seen you jump right in to Blog Parties and Challenges at a moment's notice!

    I bet your spontaneity is one of the things your Piano Man loves about you :P

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    1. I think you are right, my Piano Man does love my doing things by the seat of my pants ;-)

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  2. I don't think you have a non- dominant hand oh Mistress *creep,snivel,creep* :D Looking forward to the bombardment :D XXX

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    1. You are too kind, my Gina. But trust me, if you had seen then awkward way in which I was sitting when writing the words and and the lines, you would know that I do indeed have a clumsy hand. It was kind of funny lol

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  3. Well that is weird. Everything reverting to draft?? I've had a problem all week-end - just trying to get on line. Maybe there is a solar storm. Or maybe it is goblins. Anyway good luck and I'm ready for the bombardment. I'm reading 1493 which I keep having to renew, but it's worth it!

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    1. Blogger has his moments, or maybe her moments and is PMS, who knows.

      Reading 1493, huh? I'm rereading 1984, it seems number titles are in ;-)

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  4. Bombard away!!!! As for Blogger being bipolar...I believe it!!! It can be weird for sure!!
    I have been busy with grandkids so I haven't read this past week!!
    Still reading your short story
    Loving it
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    1. Have a blast with the babes, you always do. I can't wait to see pics of your young goddesses ;-)

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  5. Mercury goes direct on the 8th. My dominant hand is right. I use the mouse on computers with my left. When I record grades in the computer, I use the calculator with my left hand and entr the data with my right hand.

    I suppose that means I'm confused and conflicted.

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    1. I just had a flash of you calculating with your left hand and entering data with your right, and it made me giggle ;-)

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  6. sometimes I'll make an effort to use my left hand more. not write but I'll switch over for things like using the mouse or drinking or pouring, stuff like that.

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    1. Hm, all this ambidexterity makes me think that I should probably start training my non-dominant side. I do a lot of non specific task (my shoulder injury doesn't allow me to lift more than 5 lbs. with my right arm) but rarely things that require control. Maybe I should...

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  7. I'm not reading anything (besides your blog) at the moment. My pc crashed the other day and I usually snag freebie kindles from Amazon. I stole DD's netbook for the time being which does not have kindle on it. I haven't taken the time to download it on here.

    I was about 12 or 13 when I broke my elbow of my right hand. That summer I had to learn how to do everything with my left. So I taught myself to be ambidextrous.

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    1. Yep, the web is possessed.

      Making a good thing out of a bad thing; that's the witchy way ;-)

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  8. I thought my writing was gonna be messy with my left hand but it came out ok just like yours. :) It's just awkward. And I only like theories that I agree with. :))

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    1. I loved the faces you made. The eyebrow of the angry girl still makes me smile ;-)

      And I can only agree with your theory about theories!

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  9. Beautiful composition , I like.

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  10. I think your non-dominant hand did great!!! You are a talented young lady ;o)

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    1. My Aries heart is swimming in delight, Stacy, just so you know ;-)

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  11. I write very well with my left hand, but then I'm lefthanded!

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  12. Rubyfruit Jungle; Odd Interludes...ready for Odd Apocolypse.

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    1. That sounds like a combination to die for. I'm rereading the Merry Gentry Series (one more book to go), 1984, and of course, Stories by Neil Gaiman. It is a good mixture for my reading senses ;-)

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    2. I read 1984 with Chris awhile back...it's a dark one.

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  13. wow...your non-dominant is pretty good!! i write with my right...but do most everything else with my left...i think i'll practice more writing with my left!

    blogger...ugh...always seems to be having problems & causing grief...when i do my posts through google chrome (my preferred browser...my text in post gets highlighted, and not by my doing!!) i found if i do my posts through internet explorer...they do fine. what a pain!

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    1. I say it again, it seems many people have trained to use both hands, I will start doing the same. It sounds like a very good skill to have.

      I will try your browser combinations to see what happens ;-)

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  14. I am amazed at your control of your non dominant hand Magaly, but I truly believe you have a wicked way of being able to do whatever you put your mind too, with any appendage :) & now I have a picture of you standing in camos passing a dagger from left to right hand, right to left, mmm scary... double the danger ;)

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    1. Sometimes my control over an appendage surprises me, too ;-) Things were a bit shaky when I started, but everything got a little straighter as I practice. You know, my right hand is kind of uses for writing with a pen, I'm thinking about working with my left hand a bit to see how it goes.

      Okay, I wasn't going to say it, but I actually got up and started playing with knife after I read your comment!

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  15. Wow, your writing with your left hand is very neat. I always find it awkward, and I was neater than I thought I would be, but my left handed writing is not as tidy as yours.

    And yay, I will expect lots of Magaly goodness in my reader, which reminds me I need to go spend some time in this week! :)

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    1. Writing with my left feels extremely awkward. I found myself twisting my body in really weird ways. The first words look like I'm writing them during an earthquake, but they got better with practice and that was encouraging. Still, even after the words didn't look as shaky, it was still difficult to stay on the lines, which I guess is okay, for the same is true when I'm writing with my right hand lol

      Happy readings!

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  16. I think you are a true balance of polarity, Love. There is no way to cram someone as lush as you into any one box. ;-)

    I am right handed but I use my mouse with my left. Blogger can be such a turd sometimes. I'll look forward to your rush of posts though. Even if I've already read them, it will be lovely review. Hugs to you always sweetie.

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    1. "a true balance of polarity," huh? I really like how that sounds. I think I should keep the words and repeat them like a mantra ;-)

      Blogger has issues, indeed. I used to fight with it, now I know that it is worse than the Borg and resistance is futile, so I just work around it *sigh*

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  17. I'm right hand dominant and when I write with my left hand, the writing is terrible - barely legible. However, the writing with my dominant right hand is terrible and barely legible. I guess that makes me ambidextrous since both my hands write terribly but do it very well. Lol!

    The odd thing is that when I eat, I must cut with my left hand. And when I shoot arrows, I shoot with my left hand.

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    1. You just made me roar, Carmen. Thanks so much!

      Hm, I need to email you soon. I've been thinking about our writing conversations, and I believe what I've been cooking is ready to be served ;-)

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  18. Blogger is p*$$ing me off at the moment!

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    1. I find myself telling you "ditto" a lot...

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  19. I had enough trouble drawing with my left hand I don't think I could write anything that was readable :0) Your sis so neat and pretty!!

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    1. I think the picture of my writing might not be as clear, for my words are extremely shaky. They look like I wrote them while riding a furious horse. I guess they are legible, huh? I wish I could really draw with any hand ;-)

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  20. I use my left hand for a lot of things, now that I think about it lol. I can't write or draw with it but it's exceptional at opening jars and bottles.

    Blogger is being a jerk for me too... I've had to stop saving drafts because Blogger got hungry and ate them or it refuses to save anything properly... I hope it pulls its head out of its butt and works better for you darling.

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    1. I'm surprised by how many people use both hands...

      Blogger has eaten some of my posts, too. I used to save drafts, but nevermore, nevermore, nevermore.

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  21. I am what they call "mixed handed". It's a highly neglected term that was given up in favor of the more rare "ambidextrous". Mixed handed isn't the same thing and is far more common. I actually only write and brush my teeth with my right hand. Everything else I do, left handed. I'm actually left FOOTED, too. This trait is carried in both of my younger two sons, as well. I eat, play pool, darts, brush my hair, you name it, left handed.

    Ambidextrous people are far more rare. They're the ones that can do everything with both hands.

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    1. Can everybody used both hands!?! I'm jealous ;-( Yes, I just pouted, too.

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  22. I'm obviously playing catchup today and just had to pop in to say how much fun that must have to been to "left side it" for a bit. I'll have to try playing like this when I get a chance.

    This is the first I've heard of the issues you're dealing with in Blogger ~ not sure what that's about but can only imagine that it's got something to do with "progress & updates". *sigh*
    ♥Sharon

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    1. It was a nice experience, I might try again. Actually, I might practice it a lot. My right shoulder hurts all the time so I can't write for more than 10 minutes with my right hand. Maybe the left will do better...

      I hope Blogger's updates get less troublesome. I like the idea of scheduling posts, and I've lost so many lately that I no longer want to do it *sigh*

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