Remember the other day when everybody lost their shit because you couldn’t load pics/memes to Facebook and Instagram?
Someone in one of the groups I’m in on Facebook asked what we did when Facebook and Instagram were both down.
Apparently, “call the crisis center hotlines” was not the answer they were looking for.
What the actual hell, people? We didn’t have a rolling blackout across the universe.
It’s social media, not life or death.
Well, maybe not all of them Forest…
What did you guys think of the Facebook/Instagram glitch?
Did it mess up your mojo? Steal your social media vibe??
Seriously, I could not believe how many people were freaking out over this.
Guess who wasn’t freaking out? Us old school bloggers that’s who!
Our blogs were up and running WITH pictures! Ha!
Fingers, eyes, and toes all crossed that Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t buy Google and WordPress or any other blogging platform!
Happy Monday everyone!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Apparently, my “free trial month” is now a month and a half.
Geez, Louise. I’ve seriously got to get it together.
I’ve totally lost mine.
For someone who doesn’t lead a particularly busy life, I sure am busy!
I’ve also had computer issues and have been constantly battling the cold/flu season out here. Fortunately, still no flu but I have had the sniffles and that may just be some kind of mental trigger that happens when I’m out n’ about and inconsiderate assholes people cough/sneeze in public and DON’T COVER!
(Huge pet peeve. Read this post.)
The good news? As I said, no flu. I’m feeling much better than I was a couple of days ago. I’m still tired and achy but I’m getting better.
The BEST news? My son and daughter-in-law bought me a new computer for Valentine’s Day! So unexpected… They’re just great kids and I love them so much and the computer is pretty cool too.
Speaking of Valentine’s Day, Happy, Happy to all of you!
If you celebrate it, I hope you’re having fun. If you don’t, hey, chocolate goes on sale tomorrow!
Also, here’s a pic of a random Valentine’s couple.
Feel the loooove! Not just today but always! MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –
It really does!
PS – I gave up Facebook and Instagram for Lent.
Seriously, it’s incredibly difficult to go off track when you’re promising God.
Also, to those who part take and celebrate, have a blessed season of Lent.
Facebook is like a maze. You start out one place and then 200 clicks later you find yourself on Errol Flynn’s grandson’s page.
I know. Errol who? I’m old.
Errol Flynn was an actor and my first Hollywood crush.
This is what he looked like when I crushed on him.
He was probably a jerk in real life and from what I’ve read, he would’ve definitely been on the #metoo list of guys getting nabbed for sexually harassing women/men.
Whatever. I didn’t know him. I just crushed on him.
And much like fine wine, he got better (looking) as he got older…
Fast forward however many years it takes for him to become a swashbucklin’ grandpa of this fine creature.
Yessssss. The gene pool continues on!
Now, don’t ask me how all of my clicks on Facebook led to this hottie’s page but I thought it was a pretty cool find.
His name is Luke Flynn and aside from looking hot, I have no idea what he’s all about. Let’s hope he doesn’t wind up on the #metoo list.
I’ve gotta’ tell ya’ folks I’ve got no complaints out my way and I am keeping all of you east/northeast coasters in my thoughts and prayers. It sounds like another winter blast for all of you. I’m praying super hard no one loses their power and has plenty of gas to keep their vehicles warm and running.
If you’re like me and fortunate enough not to be in those winter storms with all of the cold and ice they bring, please join me in sending good vibes to those bundling up and hunkering down.
Mimi’s quote for the day – (Page 3)
***Seriously slept thru the day, afternoon and early evening. Drinking hot green tea, taking Ibuprofen, snuggling under the covers and hoping I am not getting sick.
***IN THE CRAFT CORNER:
One of my crochet groups is having this challenge,
“A Granny A Day Crochet-Along.”
We’re following Yarnutopia on YouTube and their 365 Days of Granny Squares tutorials.
This is my square #3. (I’m using my scrap yarn.)
Summertime goals – These memories may or may not include homicide.
How was everyone’s Memorial Day weekend?
I’ll post about my weekend when I’m done decompressing and processing. I’m either living in the ‘Twilight Zone’ or someone has dug up Allen Funt and he’s got me on ‘Candid Camera!’
Not even kidding.
I will say it was a learning weekend for me.
On friendship –
This is the friend you want.
This is the friend I have.
And I am beyond grateful.
We would be such kick-ass ghost friends! We would have such a blast!
Omgosh.. Who would we scare the shit out of first???
The list is endless.
And not only my ghost pal but also her hubs. You won’t find better people.
I also learned that these old sayings are absolutely true.
“No good deed goes unpunished.”
“You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drink.”
Nope, they’re not…
I hope your weekend was spectacular and that your week thus far is running along smoothly, if not as planned.
We’ve got rain in the forecast. Some shopping to be done. A trip to the aquarium and most definitely some crocheting.
I don’t know about where you live but summer has arrived in Boise, Idaho and it looks to be a scorcher. Fortunately, we had an abundance of snow this past winter and plenty of rain lately so, fingers, eyes, and toes all crossed that we won’t have any wildfires this year! MY $0.02 –
I’m keeping politics off of my personal Facebook page.
I may keep it off of my blog. Depends on what’s happening and how strongly I feel about it.
My blog. My rules.
Mimi’s quote for the day –
Whoever penned those words was most definitely NOT a blogger.
Forgive me blogging world for I have sinned. It has been 67 days since my last blog post.
While I was gone… – I did not discover the cure for cancer but I did use sunscreen so that’s kinda’ close. – I also did not go tubing down the Boise River but I did go past the park that’s completely flooded by the Boise River, so again, close. – I met a total hottie while shopping at Whole Foods and then went back to his place and had wild Animal Planet sex! – Okay. I didn’t really meet a total hottie and go home with him to have wild Animal Planet sex… Kill joys BUT… I was in Whole Foods and I did see a total hottie and I seriously thought about having wild Animal Planet sexwith him!
So, yeah, I’m gonna’ count that as close too.
I started the Whole30 eating plan. You can read about the plan here.
Basically, it’s this –
Meat, fruit n’ veggies. No sugar, no grains, no dairy. “Eliminate the most common craving-inducing, blood sugar disrupting, gut-damaging, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days.” After 30 days you start introducing more foods back into your meals and then you
pick n’ choose which ones stay based on the way they make you feel after eating them again.
So far, drinking my coffee black seems to be the most challenging aspect of this plan.
I didn’t realize how much I reeeaaallly love my fancy coffees!
Other happenings –
A wedding anda new grandbaby in October! Can you say busy, busy, busy?!
Plus the daily/weekly –
Going to church
Getting healthy, physically, mentally and spiritually
Hitting the trails
Aaand… Trying to stay in the creative zone with lots of creative irons in the fire!
Keeping it all in balance, cutting out the negative and basking in the positive.
Those are my goals. In the words of Ferris Bueller –
Here are a couple of the “creative irons” in the fire.
WIP (Work in progress) the first of many baby blankets for the new lit’l tummy nugget.
Bobble stitches and granny stripes. As soon as we find out if it’s a boy or girl I’ll add some color.
And, using up some scrap yarn whipping up some granny squares.
The “back” pic shows the weaving in of the ends with a tapestry needle. Sometimes I weave as I go. Whatever my mood. I really like the granny squares because they whip up so fast and you can do so many things with them.
I’m going to blog at least 3 times a week now. More if I can fit it in. I really enjoy it and I really miss it. And, I really miss all of YOU!
I hope you’re all doing well and I wish you all a fabulous week ahead!
Mimi’s quote for the day –
Not gonna’ lie. I belong to a few Facebook groups. Okay, more than a few and then a few more since I got my Cricut for Christmas. Mostly sewing, quilting, crafting, writing and now Cricut groups and I gotta’ say. I didn’t think these groups would be quite so saucy.
I read this in one of my sewing groups… “Make a crotch sausage when fitting.”
Didn’t have a clue what they were talking about even after I saw the pattern.
And I found these gems in my Cricut groups.
Not even kidding.
Apparently, men’s underwear is a hot topic.
These say, “Give me those nuts.”
And someone was making his and her superhero t-shirts…
I think this Christmas decor is kinda’ funny if you’re a ‘Christmas Vacation’ fan.
And this last one. I just have no words.
Someone wanted some help with a project… “I need help, bought this for the hubby. Do you think htv will stick to this? Very serious question, help!!!!” Very serious question. Are you joking me?? You need help all right but you’ll find that in the psyche ward not the Facebook Cricut group.
And really?? What kind of husband is going to strap a nut sack on his back and walk around???
He sure as hell wouldn’t be walking around with me.
What the actual fuck?? Dissssssgussssting!
I had to order my vinyl for my Cricut and it won’t be here til next week then I’ll be able to make all kinds of fun stuff on mugs and wood and glass and such. In the meantime, I’ve been using it to cut some fabric appliques for some upcoming projects.
Goofin’ around with these birds on a “wire.” Not sure if it’s going to be a pillow or a tote or what. Maybe I’ll add some words or something. I dunno. I just play around until it feels right.
I cut out these two little guys for a Halloween table runner I’m working on. I know. We just got done with all of that crap but another goal of mine is to have all this holiday stuff done before the holidays this year.
And when my vinyl comes in I want to make this for
And this for me.
Well, we’re currently under a state of emergency and we’ve got two more storm systems heading this way. It’s supposed to drop over a foot of snow, along with rain, sleet, negative temps, whipping winds and we may have flooding. Our city is not at all equipped for this kind of weather. The National Guard has offered to step in and help and I know we’re all grateful for that.
What’s happening in your corners of the world?
Oh, did you see the news?? Kim Kardashian is BATTLING psoriasis on her face!
Omg, the horror of it all!
All of the rag mags are yammerin’ on about her courage and how she’s facing this head on.
If 2017 is going to start killing off celebrities I know where it can start..
Mimi’s tip of the day –
Sounds good to me!
Let’s just forget the fact that I think I’m probably the weirdest person on planet earth. – Truly – And then imagine how surprised I am when every now and again my life will get into this comfy little zone of sewing and crocheting, card making and cookie baking. And for one BRIEF, nearly euphoric moment, that makes me want to jump up n’ down and shout, “Wow, I’m normal!” Life being life comes up with a big ‘ol calloused hand of reality and wallops me up side my head and says, “Uh huh, nice try bitch.” If you read my post from yesterday, you know that I finally broke down and got “real” t.v. in my home courtesy of those “Wascally Rabbit Ears.”
If you missed it, click on the highlighted link. Please and thank you. Being the weirdest person on planet earth I’m all about “signs.” Signs like the very first show that came on the t.v. once the “ears” were in place, was a cop show featuring Macomb County, Michigan. Being a Michigan girl, this made me smile and inwardly solidified my purchase of this antenna. Yes. This was meant to be.
– Told you.. Weirdest person on the planet… – Having an antenna and not cable or dish means the channels show up much differently, in that, they’re not just one number or two or three. No. My channels come up with the letter D in front of them, then numbers, all except one channel, QVC. Side note: Having that letter D in front of the numbers makes punching in channel 2, 4 or 7 impossible since our remote doesn’t have letter options on it. Not a big deal but you definitely have to channel surf. QVC for most people is an online shopping network. For us, it’s all of the old games shows, complete with old commercials from as far back as black and white t.v. all the way up to the 70’s and early 80’s. So I’m kicking back “channel surfing” and come across this channel and the old game show “Beat The Clock.” I’m basking in childhood memories (mostly about those commercials) and watching as the game show host, Monty Hall struggled while asking a relationship question to a couple who were clearly “living in sin.” In fact, Monty said, rather awkwardly “I don’t know how to ask these questions to couples in your situation.” Like living together was a disease.
It made me laugh. Enter another layer of my never-ending well of weirdness revealed.
Curiosity killed this cat. I had to Google AND Facebook this couple.
I KNOW!!!! I surprised my own self with this depth of weirdness!
But, I had to know! Monty was so condescending to them and I just wanted to know if they made it.
Did they stay together? Did they fall to the wayside of others who partook of the “try before you buy” relationship experiment??
And yessssss! They made it! They stayed together. Married, grandbabies, and business partners with a Facebook page!
So, in your face Monty Hall!
(For this couple that I don’t know personally but felt compelled to stalk online in the here and now…)
And there you have it folks. Another layer of weirdness revealed. Let the “you’re a freak” comments begin. It’s okay. You’ll say nothing I’ve not already said to myself..
Maybe this whole t.v. thing wasn’t such a great idea after all.. Yep. I’m that friend… Side note: When I went to this couple’s Facebook page I discovered that I wasn’t the only one who had “stalked” this couple. Several people made reference to their “Beat The Clock” appearance.
So, maybe I’m not the weirdest person on planet earth… TOMORROW’S POST – “CHEESE, GLORIOUS, DISGUSTING, HUMAN SKIN FILLED, CHEEEESE!”