et’s see if this thing works today. In many ways, I’m becoming afraid to post. It’s become what bad thing is WordPress going to do to me today.
I don’t know why I care. It’s not the most important thing do on any given day.
I read an op-ed column in which the writer tries to understand what is causing so many massive protests. He suggests a couple of potential reasons; the pandemic and the failure for government to take care of us.
Let’s talk about the last one and then get a little more granular. See, I know contemporary buzzwords.
Hurricane Ida left us with a lot of damage. I applied to FEMA for grants. We received the emergency grant of $500. That’s for food and hotel rooms. But, I didn’t receive the business grant of $1,500.
Almost immediately I received an email from the SBA who wanted me to apply for a low interest loan. I ignored it. I received another the next day, and the next day and the next day.
It seems the U.S. government wants me to take out a loan. I finally called someone at FEMA who apparently was used to dealing with brain dead monkeys. Every time that I need to make notes she asked me very carefully if I had a piece of paper and something to write with. After the third time, I asked her why she would think that if had those things the first time why I wouldn’t have them now.
That’s what she is trained to do.
She told me that I had to be apply for a SBA loan in order to qualify for more FEMA aid. Oh, okay.
In order to do that you join a general government aid website. Then, you join the FEMA website, and finally the SBA website.
If that doesn’t make sense, in order to read an email that FEMA sent you have go the general website. No email can come directly to me at my personal/business email address which is Ray@Laskowitzpictures.com.
I gave up.
Just last week I received an email from a human at SBA, wanting to know why I hadn’t applied for a loan yet. I told him in no uncertain terms why I hadn’t.
I’ve been dealing with federal crap since 1970. I’ve had enough.
I think I’ll start a protest march against FEMA. I know plenty of locals who would join me.
Then just because I can, I think I’ll start another march… against WordPress.
Are you reading automattician?
ound two. In which the idiot (me) thinks he can get through writing this blog unscathed.
While I was editing the other side, it came to me that I am going to fight my way through governmental interference and apply for an SBA loan.
Yep. With interest below one percent I’m going to apply for the full monty. $40,000.
I need it to buy a computer. That’s gonna be some computer.
I also wanna buy a hat. And, socks.
o, the picture.
I started with the background. It’s a bush full of pink flowers. I made it as over processed as I could. Then, I layered another flower over that.
When that was sufficiently mixed up, I added the trees to that.
I wasn’t sure at first. But when I tinkered with it, I was.
That’s why you get to see it.