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548th Friday Blog Roundup

My parents found me chocolate fudge Yasso bars for my birthday.  They are everything I hoped they’d be and more.  So chocolate-y, so yogurt-y.  I wanted these because they have 6 grams of protein instead of 5 and only 80 calories.  That’s healthy, right?

As Josh says, we are now moving towards an entirely Yasso-based diet.


I found a new game.  It’s called 1010, and it’s like Tetris for people who don’t like to be rushed.  You have to fit the pieces together to fill a row (which then clears the row but doesn’t drop the pieces) but there are no timers or falling pieces.  You only get three shapes in your queue at a time.  Once you fit them somewhere on the board, you get another three pieces.  I am terrible with this game but love to play it.  I started with the free version but then went for the paid version so I wouldn’t be distracted by ads.  That’s dedication.


Stop procrastinating.  Go make your backups.  Don’t have regrets.

Seriously.  Stop what you’re doing for a moment.  It will take you fifteen minutes, tops.  But you will have peace of mind for days and days.  It’s the gift to yourself that keeps on giving.

As always, add any new thoughts to the Friday Backup post and peruse new comments in order to find out about methods, plug-ins, and devices that help you quickly back up your data and accounts.


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.

Kmina is back with a post.  She muses that while she has been able to record parts of her life on Instagram, she has hit a snag at doing the same on her blog.  I love this: “I have changed, I can’t say how, or when, or why, not even when I realised it. It was a subtle change, like getting grey hairs, one does’t get them all at once, but come they do, and the change is permanent, despite the efforts to hide it.”  This grey haired lady says glad that you’re back even if you’re not back.

A Woman My Age has a post about how the topic of adoption rarely comes up on the playground, though she slyly points out: “Women are rarely direct, though, don’t you think?”  And then she segues into an interesting place where it has come up.  We can have the best laid plans of how we are or aren’t going to talk about something.  And then life gets in the way.

In Quest of a Binky Moongee has a post about a trigger that popped up where she least expected it.  She normally finds it difficult to navigate babies and pregnant women, but this time, it was observing an interaction between an 8th grade boy and his parents that caused a lump to form in her throat.  It’s a raw, honest post.

Lastly, No Baby Ruth has a post about a lesson learned from her daughter and how it drives her to be a good example.  Sometimes we need those external reminders of how others see us to motivate us to continue on.  So next time you’re wondering whether you should compliment someone, the answer is “please do.”

The roundup to the Roundup: I have chocolate Yasso bars.  1010 is a fun game.  Your weekly backup nudge.  And lots of great posts to read.  So what did you find this week?  Please use a permalink to the blog post (written between May 29th and June 5th) 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 illustr8d { 06.05.15 at 7:31 pm }

Trigger Warning! A challenging and, for me, emotional read about Internet outrage, compassion when it’s extremely difficult, and how we can choose to become more human in the face of extremely inhuman actions, written by Amanda Palmer. http://www.newstatesman.com/2015/05/playing-hitler-card

2 deathstar { 06.05.15 at 7:43 pm }

thanks, Mel for the shout out. By the way, I had another mum (what is with with all these people asking me about pregnancy after months of talking to me?!) ask me about pregnancy!

3 deathstar { 06.05.15 at 7:47 pm }

So of course, I told her that ineed my joke about not having any more money wasn’t really a joke, I adopted my son and I would not be having another child.

4 Lori Lavender Luz { 06.07.15 at 1:12 pm }

I need to find me some Yasso.

5 Jessica { 06.08.15 at 4:12 am }

I wouldn’t return for the reunion either. I would feel nostalgia for the place, which is innocent and unrelated to the behaviors of the people.

6 Mali { 06.17.15 at 12:04 am }

I had to come back here and curse you … I mean, explain why I couldn’t comment originally. I’ve been playing 1010. Tetris was the first computer game I was ever hooked on. Now I’m hooked on 1010, and I’m still playing Candy Crush Soda … I blame you for that too! (I’m so easily led!)

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