Phony Baloney

The “Real” NFT
(Nonrefundable Fungible Token)

First of all, greetings everyone! I have been away for awhile and thought it was time to pop in and say hello and (hopefully) add some humor to your day.

To be honest and transparent here (no phony baloney), I have been a little off these days. Seriously, I think it’s something like the post-pandemic blues. I lost my passion and ambition for everything just about the time I posted here last time, which is why I’ve been offline. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, was exciting me anymore.

So, I thought I’d try something new and start checking out the crypto scene. I actually started doing that long before this, but this time I decided to check out the many ways that you can earn crypto by playing games, watching ads, completing surveys and so on. On my first go round I spent quite a bit of time doing whatever I had to do and I was pretty pleased (NOT) to get my very first payout – a little Bitcoin to the tune of 32cents USD. Woo-Hoo!

It’s gotten better as my son is always on the lookout for the latest and greatest gimmick, so we’ve found some that pay a wee bit more. That being said, everyone is always telling me I should start creating NFT’s and to be honest I don’t have the energy to figure it out. I might “someday,” but for now I’m just not into it.

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to create my own phony baloney NFT’s just for giggles. They’re not the Non Fungible Tokens though, they are the Nonrefundable Fungible kind. Ha! So… allow me to introduce you to Phony Baloney – the baloney that thinks he’s a hot dog. This was just my starter piece so it’s raw (not cooked), but I wanted to make my first so I could see how it felt and it was actually great because it got me laughing. Laughter is such good medicine!

I don’t know if you’ve seen the Bored Ape series, I think everyone has by now, but that’s kind of where I got my inspiration. Each time I work on a new one (which I will never promise to do), I’ll perfect him just a little more. And every new Phony Baloney will be different – this week his theme is “The Boxer.” Let me know your thoughts! Is it worth continuing or should I just move on?

In Other News

To kind of reiterate where I was before the blues settled down on me, I had started working on my short story again and suddenly I couldn’t stand to think about it anymore. That’s when the ball got rolling. I quit my Screenwriting class because he wanted us to watch too many movies and pick out plot points (or beats, as he called them) and to be honest I really don’t love to watch movies that often. I started thinking… “now, why in the hell would I want to write a movie when I don’t even really WATCH them?!” That was the next thing that got me down.

Then there’s family problems and my mom’s back started acting up and… yada yada yada. OH, and I had NO desire to draw or take photos or alter images either. To top it off, the spring semester is ending in one week and all I’ve been able to think about is how badly I want a summer break because I am schoooooled out. It’s been a LONG journey (studying since 2017), and it’s time to switch gears and do something new for summer. My plan is to help my mom spruce up the house because cleanliness and reorganizing always make me feel refreshed – and it will make my mom feel good too!

Sorry for the long personal boring story here. I actually thought it would be good to vent about it because I have to wonder if other people are feeling the trickling effects of the pandemic. It’s so strange that I’m taking classes to be a counselor/therapist, and we never talk about COVID. It is my biggest guess that the ripple is just starting and there will be a lot of people finding it hard to go back to “normal” or to even figure out what “normal” is anymore – but so far it’s not something we discuss in a therapy class and I just find that a little odd.

But, that’s another story for another day. Right now I’m just happy to have my first fake “NFT” out, and I hope that Mr. Baloney the Boxer makes you smile.

That’s about all for now. I’m hoping to get out and about in the blog-a-verse and see what you all have been up to while I was away… so I’ll see you when I visit!

Peace & Love!

“No matter how you slice it, it’s still baloney.”

Author Unknown