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604th Friday Blog Roundup

We went to see the new Ghostbusters and LOVED it.  We showed the kids the original Ghostbusters because of the Ghostbusters levels in LEGO Dimensions, and they liked it.  But they loved this.  I think they got the jokes this time, whereas some of the stuff that made the original Ghostbusters funny went over their heads.

The best part was watching the ChickieNob’s face whenever Kate McKinnon was on the screen.  It was like someone discovering chocolate for the first time.  She has found her comedy hero.  And Leslie Jones was amazing.  She brought sweetness and exuberance to the film.

I rarely think a remake is better than the original, but due to better technology and a really funny script, they hit this out of the park.

Question for anyone else who has seen it: The Mayor lists three incidents that Americans were interested in and then forgot about.  The first was Roswell, the second was blank, and the third was a play on Ashley, Kansas.  (I think they called it Yardville, Utah where the people disappeared.)  What was the second item in that list?


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.

Not a Wasted Word details what happened during her week (mostly) without media.  I’ve never been moved to do this — I’m more likely to create an overdose week to combat the fact that I’ve read fewer books this year — but it was interesting to hear what happened to her as the week unfolded, as well as what happened when she could finally read again: “Yesterday morning I woke up excited to be able to read again, but quickly felt overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of words and ideas bouncing around in my head.”

No Baby Ruth writes about maybe finding a reason for loss, and that reason comes with other health implications.  I like this post because it brings into focus the enormity of infertility.  It’s often not a compartmentalized problem that people can choose to ignore, even if the general public sees it solely as an issue with family building.

I love this post by Raven Rambling detailing her nephew’s response to a picture she snapped of him while he was playing.  It was so brilliant that I don’t want to ruin it by trying to describe it.  Just click over and read it; I promise, it’s a brief post.

Lastly, Birds, Bees, and Medicine has a post about going for a vaginal ultrasound and feeling shy.  She muses at how you can grow accustomed to anything — including jumping into the stirrups half-naked — and then when you return to normal, how difficult it can be to give up your privacy again.  I like this post because I’ve never seen this discussed this way.  She explains, “We are taught to protect our personal privacy, then forced to learn to tolerate having this repeatedly violated, then return to the deeply entrenched privacy sense that we developed as children.”

The roundup to the Roundup: Ghostbusters rocked plus a question if you’ve seen it.  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 July 15th and July 22nd) 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 Raven { 07.22.16 at 8:36 am }

Thank you for the mention!! I have not seen Ghostbusters yet but it is #1 on my list….I love Melissa McCarthy and I have heard only good things about the other actresses in the movie.

2 Beth { 07.22.16 at 10:04 am }

I rarely want to see a movie in the theater but I am excited for Ghostbusters. Can’t wait until my girls are old enough.

Still thinking healing Truman thoughts.

3 Infertile Girl { 07.22.16 at 10:46 am }

I loved Mali’s thoughts on privilege, infertility and the “never give up” camp. http://nokiddinginnz.blogspot.ca/2016/07/privilege-in-infertility-world.html?m=1

4 Jess { 07.22.16 at 2:24 pm }

I haven’t seen Ghostbusters yet but have a lady’s night date next week to go see it…SO looking forward to it. I also loved Mali’s thoughts on privilege within infertility.

5 torthuil { 07.22.16 at 5:00 pm }

So first of all I believe I left a comment that was meant for here on somebody else’s blog….not sure how that happened, but it’s embarrassing: I must have accidentally clicked on on of the linked blogs by mistake….sorry!

Comment was: I’m glad you enjoyed your night at the movies. Mr Turtle expressed some interest in seeing GB rebooted (or whatever it’s called) so we might go. Having followed some of the online squabbling about I’m no too excited, because I think I’d experience it more as my homework on the culture wars rather than a fun night out. But if Mr Turtle wants to go we’ll go. This week I enjoyed Jess’s post on the universe playing marbles with us http://mypathtomommyhood.blogspot.ca/2016/07/near-misses.html?m=1

Anything to do with chance, choice, fate, destiny and the lack of control thereof sets off seismic tremors in me.

6 Mali { 07.23.16 at 12:08 am }

We took my great-nephew to Ghostbusters last week. We all enjoyed it! It was so nice to watch a movie that had nothing to do with relationships with men. And of course, I remember the first one as a phenomenon too, so I enjoyed the nostalgia.

I enjoyed another of Jess’s posts this week (returning her compliment), in particular the idea of having to paint the happy face on miscarriage – or that there has to be one at all. http://mypathtomommyhood.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/some-things-that-bothered-me-lately.html?m=1

7 Chris { 07.23.16 at 2:58 am }

I haven’t seen it but husband wants to go so I’ll be on the lookout for item 2 in the list. I only saw the originalso as an adult and am Meh about the whole thing. However I am not a fan of movies or theaters in general so… we shall see. Occasionally I’m pleasantly surprised I usually love the avenger movies. This however doesn’t grab me.

8 JustHeather { 07.23.16 at 3:23 pm }

We have 4 movie tickets (gift from xmas) that expire end of next month. I think this new GB would be perfect for using some of the tickets! It would also be hubby’s and my first date away from the kids. :O I loved the first movie!!

9 JustHeather { 08.01.16 at 2:49 pm }

We saw the movie! I loved it and laughed a lot. I completely forgot about the 3 things the Mayor talks about and can’t tell you what the second one was. Even after googling for it.

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