550th Friday Blog Roundup
I may have been sucked into the hype about Fallout Shelter and downloaded it to the iPad.
I’ll admit that I don’t totally get what to do. This game hasn’t clicked with me like other games where I instantly get it and want to keep playing. I followed all the steps and set up my underground lair, but now I’m sort of looking around and thinking, “and…” It took me a while to figure out how to see a player’s stats, but I still don’t know if I’m using a player well.
It’s sort of like post-Apocalyptic Hay Day, only more complicated and less straightforward.
Anyone else playing?
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:
- “Imagining the Lives of Others” (New York Times)
- “Microblog Monday: Easy, and Six Minute (Vegan) Chocolate Cake” (A Half-Baked Life)
- “Can a Picture Really Change the World? It Can, and I Will Tell You How” (Giovanni’s Journey)
Okay, now my choices this week.
Torthúil is returning to work in the fall. She writes about trying to make the decision: “I’d turn things over in my head one hour, and think I’d made up my mind, only to feel completely the opposite about the matter the next hour. Wake up at 1am with one idea of what I could live with, wake up at 5am with a different one.” This is my process, too, with huge decisions, so the post felt familiar and comforting. I know I’ll return to it the next time I have to make a decision and feel less alone.
Hope Floats Among the Cherry Blossoms has a post about life shifting like a kaleidoscope. It’s a wonderful philosophy about following your heart, making plans with the information you have on hand, and knowing “that plans are just plans, and they will bend, evolve and change.” Something I needed to read (and take to heart) this week.
Infertile Girl in a Fertile World has a post about returning to the pharmacy where she always got her fertility drugs, only this time she is visibly pregnant and going for prenatal vitamins. A post about noticing life changes and reflecting on where you’ve come from.
The making and breaking of plans is a theme this week in my feed reader. No Kidding in NZ talks about coming to a place of acceptance with life plans changing. She finally gets to leave the unknown of family building, but when she arrives at a place of knowledge, it isn’t where she expected to be. She writes, “But finally the certainty that I had craved had arrived. But it wasn’t the certainty I wanted. Getting that certainty in the knowledge that we would never have children – well, it was very difficult.” It’s a great post about letting go of control and embracing the fact that plans change.
Lastly, Edenland has an emotional, raw post about a very difficult time in life. She so eloquently writes, “It’s my blog and there will be tumbleweeds blowing through here if I want to. Some days everything is wrong and I want to punch inspirational quotes in the face, rage at the state of the world out there and the world in my heart. I don’t even want to be happy – just ok. I just want to be ok. I fight to be ok.” It is the perfect post to read if you need to howl. And yes, at some point Life takes all of us down to our knees and we just need to howl.
The roundup to the Roundup: Anyone else playing Fallout Shelter? 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 June 12th and June 19th) 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.