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#MicroblogMondays 155: Tinder for Friends

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There is a new site, another Tinder for Friends, in the app store.  Patook works exactly like Tinder, except it’s to find friendships and not relationships.  Unlike Peanut, which I wrote about a few months ago, this one seems to include everyone and not just parents.

Tinder if clearly successful, and people feel comfortable meeting someone to date through an online site such as Match.com or eHarmony.  So why haven’t friendship sites caught on in the same way?  Especially since so many people talk about how they have difficulty meeting new friends in the post-college years?

Would you use an app like this?  Why or why not?

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August 14, 2017   21 Comments

#MicroblogMondays 154: Look at Linus

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Carolyn Hax recently took a vacation and turned over her column to readers giving each other advice.  One of the ones that cracked me up came from someone annoyed at having to look at her co-worker’s baby pictures (without any reciprocation).  The person writes:

I worked with a lady who would bring pictures of her daughter to work every day, and she would show them to me. I understood her feelings for her child and was really willing to look at them.

One day, after I was looking the pictures of her daughter, I asked her if she’d like to see a picture of my cat. She gave me the nastiest look and said, “Why would I want to see a picture of your cat?” My response was, “For the same reason I’d want to see a picture of your daughter.”

No more daughter pictures showed up after that.

Um… I do turn my phone around and show people pictures of my guinea pig.  Wouldn’t you if you had a pig that looked like this?

Linus Aquinas

I would look at her cat, too.

What do you think of the person’s advice?  Good or bad?

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Are you also doing #MicroblogMondays? Add your link below. The list will be open until Tuesday morning. Link to the post itself, not your blog URL. (Don’t know what that means? Please read the three rules on this post to understand the difference between a permalink to a post and a blog’s main URL.) Only personal blogs can be added to the list. I will remove any posts that are connected to businesses or are sponsored post.

1. Mali (No Kidding in NZ) 9. Failing at Haiku 17. Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal)
2. Mali (A Separate Life) 10. Circle of Daydreams 18. Amber
3. Cathy at Still Waters 11. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled) 19. Lori@ Laughing IS Conceivable
4. Traci York, Writer 12. Isabelle 20. A Focused Journey: 52 Small Changes Challenge
5. Journeywoman 13. Jewish IVF 21. Laughing IS Conceivable
6. Empty Arms, Broken Heart 14. Good Familes Do 22. deathstar
7. Inexplicably Missing 15. Chandra Lynn (Pics and Posts)
8. Daryl 16. Turia

August 7, 2017   24 Comments

#MicroblogMondays 153: The Things We Don’t Notice

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I am about to blow your mind.  (Unless you already knew this.  In that case, you’re about to stare at your screen, incredulously.)

I asked the Wolvog the date.  He glanced that his phone and told me the date.  I asked him how he knew it without opening the calendar app, and he pointed out that the ICON IS ANIMATED.

Yes, I had to scream that.

The icon itself shows the date.  Look at it.  Every day the icon changes.  Same with the Clock app.  Look at it!  The little hand is going around.  I have never noticed that the icon moves, but now I can’t stop staring at it.  It makes me wonder what else I’m missing.

What cool thing did you learn recently?

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Are you also doing #MicroblogMondays? Add your link below. The list will be open until Tuesday morning. Link to the post itself, not your blog URL. (Don’t know what that means? Please read the three rules on this post to understand the difference between a permalink to a post and a blog’s main URL.) Only personal blogs can be added to the list. I will remove any posts that are connected to businesses or are sponsored post.

1. Mali (No Kidding in NZ) 9. A. 17. Virg� nia
2. Cathy at Still Waters 10. Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) 18. Turia
3. Mali (A Separate Life) 11. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled) 19. the bespectacled mother
4. Inexplicably Missing 12. Traci York, Writer 20. Empty Arms, Broken Heart
5. Isabelle 13. Nonsequiturchica 21. Lori@ Laughing IS Conceivable
6. Laughing IS Conceivable 14. Chandra Lynn (Pics and Posts)
7. Failing at Haiku 15. Amber
8. Rennata- growing unique 16. Journeywoman

July 31, 2017   15 Comments

#MicroblogMondays 152: You Have What It Takes

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I recently read a post on Modern Mrs. Darcy that stuck with me long after I closed the browser.  It’s a very simple idea, but one that is life-altering if put into continual practice.

Lie to yourself.

Okay, so the post isn’t really about lying to yourself.  But it’s about making the conscious decision every time you are nervous or unsure about something that you have what it takes.  Say those words to yourself: “Oh, Melissa (well, fill in your own name), don’t worry about it because you have what it takes.”  And then proceed as if someone else that you trust a lot has reassured you that you are up for the task.

She talks about it in terms of surfing, but it applies everywhere.  It’s a powerful feeling to go from being unsure about a decision to deciding you have what it takes and moving ahead.  Both with the small things and the very huge, life changing things.

So what are you telling yourself today that you have what it takes?  What difficult moment are you trying to get through, or what new path are you unsure about starting?

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July 24, 2017   24 Comments

#MicroblogMondays 151: Chasing the Taste

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We had the most incredible passionfruit vinaigrette on our honeymoon.  The waiter went back into the kitchen and returned with the recipe, minus amounts.  I tried to recreate the salad dressing a few times, but it never came close to that vinaigrette.  I still think about it as one of the best things I’ve ever tasted.

Apparently, that’s science.

There is a reason why you think food tastes better on vacation, and why so many of the tastes you “chase” (as in, try to recreate or wish you could have them again) come from vacations.  New York magazine explains:

The obvious answer is context: new place, new things. But context also works in other, more surprising ways to make our sense of taste into the fluid, location-dependent thing that it is.

Think about the foods you still think about long after the meal and remove all the emotionally-based ones such as your mother’s chicken.  How many of the ones that are left came from a local restaurant or friend’s house, and how many came from your travels or a vacation?

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Are you also doing #MicroblogMondays? Add your link below. The list will be open until Tuesday morning. Link to the post itself, not your blog URL. (Don’t know what that means? Please read the three rules on this post to understand the difference between a permalink to a post and a blog’s main URL.) Only personal blogs can be added to the list. I will remove any posts that are connected to businesses or are sponsored post.

1. Mali (A Separate Life) 10. A Focused Journey 19. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled)
2. Mali (No Kidding) 11. Risa Kerslake 20. Journeywoman
3. Am I Enough | Nabanita 12. Isabelle 21. Failing at Haiku
4. Daryl 13. Raven 22. Jewish IVF
5. Cathy@ Still Waters 14. Karen (River Run Dry) 23. Chandra Lynn (Pics and Posts)
6. Turia 15. rennata 24. Middle Girl
7. Circle of Daydreams 16. Chandni Moudgil 25. Jessie
8. Traci York, Writer 17. Lori@ Laughing IS Conceivable2 26. Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal)
9. Lori Lavender Luz 18. Lori@ Laughing IS Conceivable  

July 17, 2017   19 Comments

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