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Random Thoughts on a Tuesday (July 2, 2017) - yeah, I know it's not Tuesday anymore...

Okay, so my random thoughts on a Tuesday are nearly two days late. Meh! I'm having a semi-rare mini Steemit rant tonight.

What does it take to get to 70 rep?

Holy moly but I've been stuck at 69.5 for a while and the tachometer is not moving. What's it going to take? Does anyone have insight or best practices? Seriously. I feel like I'm on a hamster wheel.

Wheeee! from Not liking this 10 at 100% upvote limit! from

I had a really good system of auto and organic curation and it's all come to a screeching halt because it's killing my vote strength. Yes, I have my tribe and they (used to) get a steady upvote, but I also seek a healthy amount of new and new-to-me people to follow. I don't leave crappy comments and I do not like leaving less than a 100% tip on quality content.

When I'm feel pressured into choosing between a high % upvote and my vote strength, I'm choosing vote strength.

from Thank you HF19 for making me feel like an asshole every day. I know I'm not the only one with these feelings. On a positive note

July 4th, 2017 is my ten-year wedding anniversary! Pat and I have known each other for over 30 years. He's my champion, my best friend, and "partner-in-crime". I left him this message on Facebook:

Romantic, no?

I decided to make him one of his favorite meals: homemade pizza and meat pies. I was chopping some frozen veggies for the pizza when I did a Hassan, CHOP! on my finger.

image source Dinner, anyone?

Well at least I had the decency not to bleed all over the food prep. I don't know if I'm losing the nail yet but I'm certain it's going to snag on everything because I'm out of bandages. It could be worse. I could have chopped off the tip of my finger! As my father used to say, "If you're going to do something, do it right!"

I'd like to highlight one Steemian who has been so generous to the community. He is r...

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