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447th Friday Blog Roundup

The Wolvog has always like to collect discarded electronics, and he has an impressive collection of blackberries, cell phones, calculators that he fools around with.  One of his favourites is an old iPod that my sister gave him years ago when she upgraded.  About a year ago, it ceased to work, so we took it to the Genius Bar to humour him (the thing was ooooooooooooold.  Like 89 in iPod years) where they deemed it officially dead and asked him if he’d like to buy an iCoffin… I mean… recycle it.  No, he snapped, his iPod was NOT dead, despite all evidence to the contrary.

Fast forward to this week when the Wolvog wandered into the room, grinning.  “Do you remember my green iPod?”

“The one we threw out?” I asked.

“We didn’t throw it out,” the Wolvog told me.  “I’ve been trying to get it started again.  And tonight, I succeeded.”

Cue loud crash of thunder and a bolt of lightening outside while my son devilishly wrings his hands like a mad scientist and pulls out the zombie iPod.

We are calling it Frankenpod, since it indeed has been brought to life despite the fact that the Genius Bar employees were unable to do so.  The Wolvog downloaded his music into it and spent the night with his incredibly outdated piece of electronic equipment, chillaxing with the Beatles.

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaah… Frankenpod is ALIVE!


And now the blogs…

But first, second helpings of the posts that appeared in the open comment thread last week.  In order to read the description before clicking over, please return to the open thread:

Okay, now my choices this week.

The Adventures of MissOhkay has an eye-opening (and heart-stopping) post about her child’s picture showing up on a Pinterest board called “Things I Love that are Black.”  She so eloquently points out: “To a stranger, though, Miss E has none of that. She is flat. Without context. To a stranger, she is just an attractive thing that is black. Er, brown. And I don’t want her viewed that way.”  Read the whole post, especially if you pin things or post images.

So Close has a thought-provoking post on what we owe our parents as they age, and, in turn, what expectations we should have if we have children.  She explores the “what if” of their behaviour colouring the choices we make too, and the fact that all parents are not created equally.  Should a parent who does a crappy job parenting be taken care of “just because?”  It’s an interesting discussion.

Lastly, Misfit Mrs has a post about being back at square one after a failed cycle.  I love how it moves from the sigh to the boob jeggings.  Yes, the boob jeggings.  You may want to click over and read the whole thing — it’s that good as a post that captures the everyday.

The roundup to the Roundup: Frankenpod.  And lots of great posts to read.  So what did you find this week?  Please use a permalink to the blog post (written between June 7th and June 14th) and not the blog’s main url. Not understanding why I’m asking you what you found this week?  Read the original open thread post here.


1 Annalee { 06.14.13 at 7:51 am }

I am sharing my own blog post this week because it’s a story that I want to share with as many people as possible. So often in the baby loss world, we read and hear about the let downs, and the people who just don’t get it – especially almost a year from the loss. Yesterday, I experienced the exact opposite.


2 HereWeGoAJen { 06.14.13 at 8:41 am }

This means the Wolvog gets an automatic job offer from Apple, right?

3 a { 06.14.13 at 9:14 am }

If I had know the Wolvog was an electronics magician, I would have been sending him boxes of stuff to fix!

4 Gail { 06.14.13 at 9:48 am }

That is awesome about the ipod! Can you hire him out?

5 missohkay { 06.14.13 at 1:28 pm }

Thank you so much for including my post!

6 St. Elsewhere { 06.15.13 at 1:18 am }

Awesome Wolvog!

I think I will come back to enter my favourites from this week.

Till then, maybe I can just send a cache of things not working to Wolvog, I suppose.

7 Siochana { 06.15.13 at 4:41 pm }

Great job Wolvog! I like that he is learning the skills to fix things rather than throw everything away and demand new this, new that. Looking forward to enjoying this week’s blog roundup!

8 Alicia { 06.20.13 at 1:48 pm }

Love this post from Cristy’s husband Grey at Searching for our Silver Lining – http://searchingforoursilverlining.blogspot.ca/2013/06/lighter-grey-what-infertility-took-from.html

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