More on The Issue.

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I got dumped today.  He is the one who asked ME out, and yet feels the need to reject.  When a girl is single people often assume SHE is the one being too picky, and yet it is often the men being too judgmental to the female that is the issue.  He never talks to me, never comments on any of my Facebook posts, and posts a new photo of him hugging a girl I don’t know as his profile picture on Facebook weekly.   Next he thinks HE has the reason to get upset.  Why is all of Richmond populated with jerk men?


Fun with bikes.

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I’m sleepy after my bike ride on my fixed bike, and it was fun.  I fixed the flat tires on the old broken bike, and took a good ride.  I need a new bike because the gears are busted on my current mountain bike.  In Europe folding bikes are all the rage.  Youtube search folding bikes Europe to see many funny videos.  One girl puts a full folding bike on one finger, the folding bikes that go on London Underground subways are so light weight. I have tried the ones with tiny tires; they are not that great you have to pump super-fast with your feet to keep them going.  They can wiz down a hill nice. Yet the full sized 26’’ ones ride just like mountain bikes, and yet fold so that you can put them in the back trunk of even a tiny Uber taxi car.  Yep, a folding mountain bike is my new dream bike this month I have to say.

Show Review Aesthetic Perfection tour.

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Concert Review for Fallout Club:

The Aesthetic Perfection band tour is the best show I have seen in years! It had great energy.  If you are anywhere near the bands Aesthetic Perfection, Venal Flesh, or Little Black Rain Clouds check out their shows.  It is worth the wait in line.

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I ran into many great friends, and I have not danced so much in years at the concert. Right when I don’t like going out in Richmond, they change things up and get great acts in town. Then going out is great again.  Richmond is a far smaller town than when I lived in New Orleans, Austin, Portland, or Seattle.  So I have been going into a bit of culture shock dealing with the smaller music scene.  No long line for the bathroom, how dare a concert venue have no long lines? Yet the smaller towns can often have a closer knit and friendly social world, and so it can be a good trade off.

Venal Flesh did covers from the Imperative Reaction show I saw in Seattle at El Corazon in 2006.  I had just been checking out their out Imperative Reaction’s newest stuff on music downloads, and so the coincidence was a happy one. The new stuff by both Aesthetic Perfection and Venal Flesh is now high on my download list.

The Super Gamer fans.

Funny Facebook Moment of the Week:

A thing I hate about games, is the “Super Gamer” fans who try to make other players feel bad. It’s a KIDS game guys!

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Andrea E. MenziesIf you love flickers on a game screen and high scores too much, it shows you will never get action on a date from a real girl EVER. In 5 years another game will be popular, and no one will know or care about your high scores. True story.
Video games, I am taking a break from you this week due to jerk gamers. They made every sexist comment in the book as soon as they noticed I was female.

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I donated blood all this month, negative blood types are getting 50 bucks a pop due to a blood shortage in Richmond. There is a dangerous lack of negative blood in Richmond. If you have a negative blood type, donate! After my latest yearly trip to Planned Parenthood showed my blood as clean in testing, I decided to be a donor again a little while ago.  The lab workers may poke you, prod you, drug test you, and ask you a million weird questions. However donating blood and plasma does save the lives of people who need it badly.

Pokemon Bike Fix.

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Funny Facebook Moment of the Week:

Pokemon made me fix my bike this week. Some stops are too big for a walk, too small for a drive in the game. Bikes have always been a big part of the game. It has the Team Rocket song stuck in my head.  In addition, it has persuaded me to play Ingress, due to the high game cross over factor.  Heck, I even downloaded Field Trip, the app that was the grandfather to both the Ingress and Pokemon Go games. Summer is a time when new hobbies are needed to keep people busy, and this is a very busy hobby indeed.  I can’t figure out how some people have level 17 Pokemon already.  Do these people never sleep?  Do they live with a Pokemon gym IN their apartment building? Do they work on top of a Pokemon portal?  Some people have all three on their side, and so the game is rather unequal in power potential.

Pokemon 2 B A Master – Team Rocket (Double Trouble)

Oh Team Rocket X3 Lyrics: (This is the boss – and I’m sick of waiting. I want Pikachu! And this time, don’t screw it up!) Prepare for trouble! Make it double…


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Andrea E. Menzies If you are looking for all the Pokémon portals, join Ingress and log in here to see the portal map of all the portals. if you scroll your mouse over the corners of the triangles on the map a photo of local landmarks are all Pokémon game sites.


Ingress – Game Reality

The world around you is not what it seems. Our future is at stake and you must choose a side. Join my faction in…


Ever notice that the Ingress game logo looks a lot like the Invader Zim logo below? The real source of XM energy may in fact be the Irken armada.

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Andrea E. Menzies And Zim was popular BEFORE the Ingress game, and has much of the same fan base. I see Irken Elite triangle faces in all the link logos.

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Andrea E. Menzies Plus one of the Ingress teams is the resistance, and Zim had the Resisty episode.


Invader Zim’s The Resisty

Choosing a name……

Review of July 4th Fireworks in DC

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Here is my review of the fireworks in DC for the 4th of July.  The fireworks were beautiful and long lasting. The area is filled with special food, 1776 actors dressed in costume, and free music events.  Yet be careful to expect a crazed police state in DC if you go.  I went to Washington DC to see the fireworks this year with Anne and Alexandria.  However the blisters on my feet have their own baby blisters at this point. Plus I put on SPF 100 sunscreen, and STILL got purple sunburn. Pale Freckled Goth Girl problems with going out on July 4th.

It is a big deal in the United States to see fireworks on the 4th in DC because the 4th of July 1776 is when the Declaration of Independence was signed in DC, and the Declaration of Independence is stored at the National Archives in DC. So it is the focus of the source of the holiday.  At the Smithsonian National Museum of American History Washington DC we ate Flag Cakes with USA flags for the holiday. My most loved part was the Smithsonian Museum of Air and Space had real space capsules to climb on.  Also they had an authentic model of the real Startrek Enterprise used in the original Startrek TV show.  It had newly been renovated and put on display which I was very happy about seeing it.  At one point many of the science objects we love today were all once science fiction in the imagination of a dreaming inventor.

My most hated part was when they had airport style security gates surrounding every 50 feet of downtown DC due to terrorist threats.  I understand sometimes we need extra security, but it was by FAR overkill on the need for security with what they had going on.  They not only checked people, but re-checked them in nightmarish ways.  For every person who was checking bags, eight were sitting around watching them with nothing to do.  Military men in full cold weather uniform dress were loaded with guns watching every person.  As there was 90 degree heat occurring that day soldiers were very irritable as they screened the public.  By the 19th security station I had to go to on the way to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History a stoner guy with dreadlocks who was an African American who was clearly stoned was put in charge by the soldiers to check bags.  He randomly took expensive camera supplies out of my bag, and put them in his personal pockets.  Then he took a bottle opener keychain out of my bag and said “You are not allowed to have sharped objects” and pocketed that into his personal pockets as well.  I was so angry that if I had possessed a gun I would have shot his very stoned face.  Every purse or wallet contains keys which are shiny and sharp, and so it is now illegal to have keys?

When they create busywork to employ people with searches, pretty soon very bored workers are going to MAKE problems to say people have.  Shortly afterward tiny shampoo items and nail clippers are called deadly weapons by bored security workers.   It was nightmarish and horrible.  This celebration of American “freedom” was sadly demonstrating that our freedoms are being destroyed by a police state mentality.  If you try to go to the events, be warned that Big Brother will be watching you.

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Andrea E. Menzies We ate July 4th flag cakes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History when waiting for the Fourth of July Fireworks in DC. Andrea E. Menzies in Washington, District of Columbia.

Saw the Fireworks for July 4th at the Jefferson Monument, even if it almost killed us with nightmare crowds, heat, and rain.  But yes, it was amazing and super pretty.

Then we went to Don Pablo’s for tacos goodness.

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Andrea E. Menzies Yummy food for Anne, Alexandria, and me on the way home from D.C.

Add to Friends.

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Funny Facebook Moment of the Week.

I would go epic insane if I did not have video games to play when babysitting kids in the summertime.  They play games, you play games, and the day goes by without issue.  Anyone who plays Gaia online, please add me to friends under the username PoeDaughter and the avatar pic shown here.

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Andrea E. Menzies The new Gaia app, like many apps, is working on my new phone.

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Julie Epperson Request sent. I’m I-Stole-the-TARDIS.🙂

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Andrea E. Menzies Oh wow thanks, I added you to friends. Yea, I got a new cell phone and Gaia Online has a good free games app.🙂

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Brandon Powell i don’t play it but I like your avatar

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Andrea E. Menzies Oh wow Julie Epperson, thank you for all the in-game gifts!!! I will give you back some Kindreds, but the only extra one I have is Grunny right now.

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Andrea E. Menzies Oh and thank you for all the Halloween game gifts too.

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Andrea E. Menzies Made a bad week MUCH better to get gifts online.

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Julie Epperson You’re welcome, sweetie. Since I became a stay at home mom with no club to play dress up at anymore, and since they shut down my favorite MMO a few years ago, Gaia has kind of become my virtual replacement.

Like · Reply · Yesterday at 1:33am

Andrea E. Menzies I do have a couple of Quivers right now, so no need. Where the heck did you get a pumpkin Kindred, I have never even seen that one before?!

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Julie Epperson They were available during the Halloween event this past Halloween. I don’t know if they drop as eggs anymore, but they might still show up as opponents in the Lab area. I think you can craft them with alchemy as well, but the components are hard to come by because they were event based.

The week gets better.


Andrea E. Menzies at Providence Middle School.

Alexandria Menzies wins three honors awards at Providence Middle School today. Not only did she win one honors award, she won three!!! She is turning out SUPER smart. If you are going to have 500 followers on Instagram, THIS is what you should be posting. :-)  It has turned my week from very bad to very good.  Just think, if I had never gone out dancing or to clubs when I was younger, she would have never been born.  Sometime the old saying “Life is what happens when you are making other plans” is so true.  Yet it ends up being true in a good way in the end.

Back to being active.

Healthcare Public-Option

Funny Facebook Moment of the Week.

I am back to being active after my surgery.  I went in for surgery on back pain Thursday.  Nothing too bad went wrong.  The bad pain has let up a bit since I had the work done.  Now that it is over, I can laugh about it.  Yet something about being knocked out, and not in control of your life is really spooky on a primal level.

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Brandon Powell luck!

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Andrea E. Menzies Thanks.

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Andrea E. Menzies The joke of Public Option being part of the Hillary campaign.…/hillary-clinton-keeps-the-fight…

Hillary Clinton keeps the fight for a ‘public option’ alive


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Allan Coberly Good luck and quick healing!

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Alice Pfonner Sending our prayers

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This month marks the one year anniversary of my move to Richmond, and all sorts of melodrama is happening.


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