Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- Thanks to rts at Facing the Challenges of Mental Health for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger award!
- I had a very uneventful week. I went over to my brother’s place to visit my niece. I find that an hour is ok and then I’m done.
- My little Peanut potato was a bit wheezy earlier in the week, although he’s fine now. This has happened before in different guinea pigs, and my theory is that they get a bit too excited with their veggies and a bit of something goes down the wrong tube.
- In the ongoing saga of WordPress bugs, yesterday I was trying to republish an older post, and it would publish, but the stupid thing wouldn’t show up in the WP Reader, and after much fussing around I ended up just creating a whole new post. Later that same morning, I wasted a bunch of time on chat with a “happiness engineer” about the stupid “not a valid JSON response” error that I’m always getting. I don’t know if there’s been a big staff turnover, but the average level of helpfulness seems to have gone way down.
- I’ve noticed that in the last little bit random marketers aren’t using my blog’s contact form, they’re hunting down my email address. The email address isn’t that hard to find, but I guess it’s a marketing tactic to email rather than use the contact form, and I’m not a big fan of things that seem contrived. Yesterday I got an email from a social media intern at an organization that sounded interesting, so I responded. She then sent me an email calling me Amber. A minute later, she sent the same email again but calling my Ashley, with no mention of the wrong-name email she’d sent a minute before. Are “kids these days” so social media focused that email is difficult?
I live on the 2nd floor of my building, and it’s not unusual for snails to climb up to hang out. This week a snail decided my bbq would be a good place to hang out. My woodpecker likes the bbq, too, so it’s a nice little party.
As guests on my blog this week, I had:
- Shanon of Surviving Childhood Trauma did an emerging blogger post on a childhood of abuse and an adulthood of PTSD
- Maria of Emotional Musings did a wounded healer interview
The video below isn’t my guinea pig, but shows a behaviour that I’ve had a hard time capturing on video with my munchkins. When guinea pigs, particularly young guinea pigs, are having fun, they’ll “popcorn,” which involves jumping wildly up in the air like an exploding popcorn kernel.
My girls have mellowed with age and don’t popcorn much anymore, but the boys do when they’re having playtime near the girls’ cage. They look ridiculous and adorable all at the same time.
How has your week been?