643rd Friday Blog Roundup
We signed up for Hulu for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The show went off Netflix, and we went through several days of the ChickieNob’s mourning before we gave in and said she could visit her vampire-stabbing gang on Hulu for two months.
This was before I discovered they would be releasing The Handmaid’s Tale over the course of 10 weeks. (I mean, if we have Hulu, I might as well use it, too, right?) So… maybe she can visit Buffy for three months?
I am so excited to see this.
It’s one of my favourite books; one I carry with me at all times. I didn’t love the movie they made in the early 90s, but it looks like Hulu nailed it. At least on the surface. I guess we’ll know more next Wednesday.
Who else is watching next week?
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 Facts of Life They Don’t Teach You at School” (Different Shores)
Okay, now my choices this week.
Torthúil has a post about emotional sinkholes, those moments where you suddenly don’t feel like your whole self or know what you really believe. She explains, “I’m going about my day, doing things I ordinarily do, and it suddenly feels like… a piece of my identity, my self, isn’t there. I feel vaguely like a liar, when I try to talk about myself to someone, because I don’t know if what I’m saying is true.” It’s such an interesting way of explaining the phenomenon. Go over and read the whole post.
Countingpinklines wonders why it’s easy to play with some babies and others push her to the brink of tears. Is it tied to where she is in her process? The difficulty the person had in building their family? Older vs. younger kids? It’s a familiar situation; one I think will resonate with a lot of people.
Raven Rambling has a post about how she thought life would look at 30 vs. actuality. She writes, “I am trying to focus on saying good bye to things I am not, and focusing on the things that I am. If any of those things from the ‘not’ side are able to come over to the ‘am’ side, then I’ll be happy as a peach – but right now, they’re not on the am side and I need to make peace with that.” Yes to all of this, a thousand times over. Brilliant post.
Lastly, Ms. Infertile has a post about being in a chronic state of adjustment. The perfect line: “And you wish someone would ask you how you’re doing and mean it.” It is a beautiful and moving post. Read it.
The roundup to the Roundup: Handmaid’s Tale! 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 April 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.