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588th Friday Blog Roundup

I downloaded the most brilliant set of apps.

So, I go on the fan sites on Wikia a lot to look up facts when the twins and I are reading a book. (Most resent search: “What happens to Foxface in the Hunger Games?”  Could not remember.)  And I decided to look and see if Wikia had an app in the iTunes store.

Did they have an app?  No.  Did they have like 50+ apps?  Hells yeah.

They had a different app for each individual fandom.  They’re all free.  You download them, and then you can access commonly sought information such as characters, locations, actors (when there are movie versions of the book), themes, etc.  I downloaded some of our favourite things: Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Hunger Games.  It makes me so happy to see them all lined up on my phone.

And now, when we’re driving somewhere and trying to remember the name of the boy from District 11, someone can look it up on the phone in two seconds.  Pure bliss.

If you’re having trouble finding the individual ones, do a search for Wikia on iTunes, pull up one app, and then click on the developer (Wikia) at the top to see a list of all their apps.


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.

Searching for Our Silver Lining has a post about missing the babies who aren’t here.  It is a beautiful post on the process of healing and forgiveness, and she writes, “There are days I think it’s mastered only to pull me back under. Forgiveness is such a funny thing.”  Go read it in full.

The Barrenness has a post about her pregnancy dreams returning.  It’s always such a strange reminder how little control we have over our own mind, despite what some self-help gurus would have you think.  She seeks a reason why these dreams are looping back into her mind after banishing them once before.

Lastly, I usually don’t highlight non-infertility/loss/adoption posts, but this Washington Post article on the author’s sister’s suicide got under my skin.  Rather than sweeping the cause of her sister’s death under the rug, she wrote it into her obituary.  I love these lines: “Here is the truth: You have value. You have worth. You are loved. Trust the voices of those who love you. Trust the enormous chorus of voices that say only one thing: You matter. Depression lies. We must tell the truth.”  My hope (as well as the author’s) is that many lives will be spared from death by depression by writing and talking about it.

The roundup to the Roundup: Wikia apps are so much fun.  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 March 18th and 25th) 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 Cristy { 03.25.16 at 12:56 pm }

Thanks for including me on this week’s list. It’s always an honor.

And 50+ apps of information? Wow. Wish something like that existed for my work.

Here’s my picks for the week:
Justine has a beautiful post that really resonates: http://ahalfbakedlife.blogspot.com/2016/03/thaw-with-slow-cooker-lentil-soup.html?m=1

Loribeth’s on family traditions is also beautiful: http://theroadlesstravelledlb.blogspot.com/2016/03/tick-tock.html?m=1

A follow up for Lori following her humanity post: http://lavenderluz.com/2016/03/meaningful-life.html

2 Lori Lavender Luz { 03.25.16 at 5:58 pm }

Big thanks to Jess and Cristy <3

Didn't know there were wikia apps available. Good to know since I'm constantly googling during movies and books and songs.

3 Working mom of 2 { 03.25.16 at 9:55 pm }

Ha! I thought of you today when I saw a bumper sticker that said Republicans for Voldemort.

4 illustr8d { 03.26.16 at 10:41 pm }

Oh gads. Thank you for that WaPo article. Sitting here in tears and deciding what to do with it, but I am glad I read it.

5 Infertile Girl { 03.27.16 at 10:45 pm }

I was nodding my head as I read Unpregnant Chicken’s post about the love of a child. http://unpregnantchicken.com/2016/03/micro-post-intensity/

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