616th Friday Blog Roundup
Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature. When I saw the news, I said, “Oh, look, Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature. I didn’t know they gave it to musicians, but… okay. That’s cool. He’s a great writer.” Then I went on the Internet.
Instantly I was swept up in a river of rage as people needed it known that (1) Bob Dylan didn’t deserve it, (2) Bob Dylan totally deserved it, and (3) certain writers deserve to win Grammys, and… well… a lot of other stuff because this is the Internet and the Internet is a passionate rage machine.
I like Bob Dylan. I only listened to one tape for all four years of grad school, and it was the first tape of Biograph. If you got in my car, you were going to listen to “Lay Lady Lay,” and you were going to like it because it was the only tape in the car.
Moreover, we named my guitar Bob Jackson partially after Mr. Dylan and partially over the fact that he didn’t die taking bad medicine. So I am pro-Bob Dylan. And anti-bad medicine.
(P.S. I still think Peebles St. Ives would have been a great name for the guitar)
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:
- “The Happy/Sad of Adoption” (Lavender Luz)
- “Squawk Box: Empowered and Determined Through Grief” (Unpregnant Chicken)
- “Wedding Wrap-up” (The Road Less Travelled)
- “My response to ‘Women Who Wish They’d Never Had Kids’ and ‘Why Parents Hate Parenting’” (The Unexpected Trip)
- “Judging Hillary Clinton by Bill Clinton” (Stirrup Queens) — thanks, Jess!
Okay, now my choices this week.
On one hand, the only introduction No Kidding in NZ’s post needs is “amen,” but I will promise you that if you click over, at least one (and probably all) the paragraphs will resonate with you. You may even cheer. This is the one that got my hands clapping in agreement: “I am furious that so many men only feel personally feel offended by poor treatment or attitudes towards women if they think that their ‘wives and daughters’ might be treated badly, but didn’t feel any concerns or were not motivated to do anything about it previously when their wives and daughters or all the other women around the world were and are still denied the right to make decisions about education, or family building, or their own bodies.” So well said.
Travelcraft Journal has a post about a mug that was purchased on a trip with her grandmother. She writes: “I wish there was a word for the opposite of regret, to describe things that, even in hindsight, you are 100% glad you did.” Isn’t that so perfect? I wish there was that word, too. Someone invent it, please.
Lastly, An Engineer Becomes a Mom has a post about an adoption-themed dance that occurred on the show So You Think You Can Dance. I ended up watching it. You know what would have nipped that whole dance story in the bud? Having an open conversation about adoption from day one so the child grows with an understanding of her story. Go jump into the conversation on AEBaM’s blog.
The roundup to the Roundup: Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize. 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 October 7th and 14th) 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.