Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- My little brother closed the deal last week to buy his first home. It’s a townhouse (I think it would be called a terraced house in the UK) not too far from where I am, which is a positive surprise, as he was expecting to have to move out to the suburbs. Real estate is absurdly expensive here, and his place, which is about 50% bigger than mine, costs four times what I paid for mine 16 years ago. Craziness.
- Seeing the photos on his realtor’s website all staged and spic and span reminded me that it’s been a good long while since I’ve done the big spring clean that I try to do every year, but mostly fail to do because of lack of caring. Anyway, those photos motivated me to do some cleaning, and I was rather surprised by the amount of my hair that had accumulated at the bottom of my fridge under the crisper drawers. I don’t know how I still have a full head of head with the amount I shed, but I have no idea how so much of it, or really any at all, ended up in the fridge.
- I’m old enough that I’m seeing things that were popular but ugly back in the day come back into style. The early 90’s were not a good time in fashion. So why did mom jeans and oversized baggy tees, with the drop shoulders and short sleeves that were too long to really be able to call short, ever make a comeback? Young folk should learn from our mistakes back then, not repeat them! Why are acid-wash ripped jeans with button fly on a fast fashion site in 2021? The ’80s called and they want their jeans back! And remember the black acid-washed to grey colour jeans that A.C. Slater rocked on Saved By The Bell? That colour is back, as, apparently.
- There are psychiatrically crazy people in this world 🙋♀️, and then there are non-psychiatrically crazy. I’d say the non-psychiatric ones are the most out there. I came across one particular nutbar at bible (dot) ca, who says he’s written a “clinical textbook” on the topic of “biblical psychiatry,” and believes that schizophrenia is a “simple behaviour choice.” Someone has certainly chosen to be crazy, but I think buddy needs to look in the mirror for that bit.
- In the continuing saga of WordPress gremlins, there’s a blog I unfollowed quite some time ago as part of a periodic clean-out of blogs I was no longer reading. Yet it has continued to show up in my Reader feed, even though it shows that I’m not following it. Out of curiosity, I tried blocking it in the Reader, yet it still shows up. How does that happen?
- Speaking of WordPress gremlins, if you’re annoyed because you can’t publish things privately anymore, there’s a workaround until WordPress fixes it. From your list of posts, click the “Screen options” tab thingy in the top right corner. From the drop-down options, switch to “classic view.” That will switch you to the old wp-admin view. If you open your post from there, you can still publish privately. Then you can go back to screen options and switch back to the default WordPress.com view if you’re so inclined.
- Has anyone else who pays any attention to their domain authority noticed that Moz has recently found a bunch of older backlinks? On August 8, all of a sudden, it discovered a bunch of WordPress blogs posts from up to 2 years ago with links to my site. Moz is very strange.
- Seen on Pinterest this week: “The effects of not forgiving: makes you feel stuck in victim mode.” Holy judgy, Batman!
Also seen on Pinterest was the pin below linking different social media and blogging platforms to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Given the logos used, it’s pretty old, but Twitter being linked to esteem needs? If that ever was the case, “respect for self and others” is not a good descriptor for Twitter these days.
That’s Butternut on the left and Peanut on the right, having some male bonding time.
How has your week been?