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617th Friday Blog Roundup

We love watching @Midnight, but we tape it, so the news is often old by the time we get around to watching the episode.  A case in point: on Tuesday night, we watched an episode from October 3rd.  The first segment was called “Donald Trump’s Worst Week Ever.”

The irony, of course, is that this was days before the tape was released.  So we were watching it, not only cognizant of what would go down a few days later, but cringing as the comics tried to imagine a worse week.  We commented that night that things couldn’t get any worse, but now, after the debate, we know that Trump sums up our future president as a nasty woman AND has already let us know in no uncertain terms that he isn’t going concede and let the nation come together and heal from this election.  So there’s that.


I was asked to speak at a Career Day, and I told the twins at breakfast.  “What’s your career?” the ChickieNob asked.

“Well, I like to think my full-time job is annoying you, but I suppose your school would like me to talk about being a writer.”

One point for mum.  Or, as the kids say these days, GET REKT.  That’s how cool I am — I know that it makes you ultra hip to point out that these are the sorts of things the kids say.


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.

Slaying, Blogging, Whatever’s daughter asks an excellent question: “Can you go through your whole life without being bitten by leeches or having poison ivy or getting hurt, etc.”  Her daughter gets her answer a little while later when she gets locked out of the house; a small moment for an adult but a huge deal for a child.  She captured the moment very well.

A Half-Baked Life has finally settled into her new home, and she writes about finding herself again and that moment that comes when you’re finally settled after a big upheaval.  She writes: “There is something about the light, the space, the countertop filled with apples and flour and cinnamon and sugar, that makes me feel like yes, this is home.  And I am me again.  Not that I’d lost myself, exactly, but that a part of me had been missing.”  I’m glad you’re back.

Lastly, Lavender Luz has a post about listening and adoption up on Adoptimist.  She explains: “Anyone who tells you adoption is wonderful! is just as misguided as someone who tells you adoption is horrible! In both cases, they have filtered out all but a fraction of a sliver of the whole to reach their conclusion.”  I love her third option of listening instead of fighting back or walking away.

The roundup to the Roundup: Poor @Midnight: You couldn’t have known how the rest of the month would unfold.  I delivered a sick burn (which is more teen-speak).  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 14th and 21st) 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 Lori Lavender Luz { 10.21.16 at 9:17 am }

Rekt and this election seem to go together, don’t they? (IMHO)

Hehe about your true full time job. How’s the pay?

And I’m honored to be included in this Roundup! Thanks, Mel.

Here are my two potluck contributions for next week’s second helpings:

2 a { 10.21.16 at 4:07 pm }

‘Round our house, we’ve moved from “You got REKT” to “Roasted and toasted!” Sigh…

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