584th Friday Blog Roundup
The ChickieNob gave me an excellent “would you rather” that I now turn over to you: Would you rather accidentally destroy the Mona Lisa and not serve time (since it was a bone-headed accident) but everyone in the world who cares about the Mona Lisa would hate you, or would you rather serve 60 years in jail for an unrelated reason but everyone would support you through that jail time?
Out and about but despised? Or behind bars and loved? It’s a tough call. Tell me what you’d do, and I’ll tell you my answer.
Updated: I don’t think people are considering the magnitude of the question. You’d be out and about, BUT no one would be on your side. Your family would hate you. You would have no support system. It would be difficult to get work or find a place to live. I ultimately decided against jail, but she made me think long and hard about what it would be like to essentially be in a jail-like situation without being in jail.
I know talking about dreams is one of the most boring things in the world to everyone but the dreamer, so feel free to skip this section. But Wednesday night, I had a dream that we were having dinner guests, and as the meal started, I brought Truman into the kitchen and set him in the salad bowl. I hadn’t ribboned the lettuce, so he was able to dive underneath these full leaves of lettuce and start eating his way up from the bottom of the bowl.
Our dinner guests were horrified, but I kept saying, “Isn’t it so cute? He has a piece of lettuce on his head.” And they would counter, “You are eating food that is covered in guinea pig urine.”
I just want to state for the record that I would not eat a salad that Truman had peed on. But I kinda sorta would buy him his own salad bowl and let him eat dinner with us that way.
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:
- “Middle School” (Stirrup Queens) — thank you, Catwoman73, Charlotte, and Infertile Girl
- “The Risk of ‘Someday When’” (Emily Long)
- “Top Ten Reasons Why This Infertility Survivor is Not Intimidated By Menopause” (Infertilityhonesty)
- “Walking (Imperfectly) In Her Shoes – 2016” (Pastpresentfuture)
- “All the Ways to Wait” (My Path to Mommyhood)
Okay, now my choices this week.
Riding the IVF Roller Coaster has a moving post about the continual realization of “never again.” She says it perfectly: “As much as I hated the stupid IVF torture, I miss the microscopic bit of hope that comes with it.” It’s a tiny post that packs a punch.
Much Ado About Nothing has a post about her own fertility juxtaposed against her daughter’s reproductive health. She explains, “It is a really weird place to be, having a child old enough to have the same hormone imbalances as me, and seeing doctors to straighten them out for two totally different reasons … So lots of wonky hormones in my house right now.” The post was food for thought for anyone parenting after infertility, and wondering (if you built your family through sex or fertility treatments) if you’ve passed along the same problems.
Lastly, A+ Effort’s post about the Jungle Cruise is brilliant, and I really hope that Disney listens up when it comes to that ride. It’s amazing that this post even needs to be written; that Disney didn’t take steps to fix this ride before being asked. She writes: “Make Disney not just safe for kids’ bodies but good for their souls.” I’d add to that, make Disney safe for all of our souls: adults and kids, alike. No one needs to know they participated in dulling someone else’s sparkle.
The roundup to the Roundup: Would you rather: Mona Lisa or jail? Truman salad bowl. 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 February 19th and 26th) 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.