Currently in the process of progressing fully into a revisitation of the existential bewilderment last experienced as a world newcomer.
About 2 posts per day
I just used 24 self-handmade wire-formed hooks to hang ornaments on my Christmas tree. Haven't done this ritual for several years, but decided that it was time to resume. Of course, doing such traditions alone is crappy in many ways, but not doing them is worse. Also, 24 handmade wire-formed hooks! I'm like a goll-durn pioneer!
Just watched "Clean Slate" on the THIS network. It starred Dana Carvey, and follows a similar premise as Memento, but with comic undertones (overtones?) But the main thing one should take away is that Valeria Golino is the female lead. That's really all that need be said.
Need to finalize my decision on Medicare supplemental insurance within the next several days. I feel like I'm not any closer to a final choice than I was months ago. Because, you know, the Part D legislation was created and approved under a Republican president and so is totally uncomplicated to figure out. NOT!
Finally got around to unpacking Christmas lights and decorations. Nothing too gaudy... just strings of mini-LED lights, a few wreaths, etc. Just as I was ready to start attaching lights to the balcony deck, the wet sleet/snow started. Now it's supposed to continue today and tomorrow, and then dip into single digits for high temps. Bad timing.
Wow. Snowplows are clearing the streets in the neighborhood. They don't usually come out until we've got 3" or more on the ground, but this stuff is so heavy and wet that it's like driving through 6". Still didn't think they'd actually come out. Unfortunately I'll have shovel the end of the drive in the morning. #FirstWorldProblems
Watching Dances With Wolves. It first came out in theaters when I was in my 30's. At the time it didn't register in my head how quickly the world changed for Native Americans during this time. Now, 20+ years later, I realize it was roughly that amount of time between their having autonomy and being displaced nations. Less than half of my lifetime.
I understand that posting images of delicious feastly food spreads is a tradition at Thanksgiving, but as I sit here eating my post-Thanksgiving oatmeal square for lunch, I'm having difficulty getting into the joyful spirit as those images scroll by. #NoLeftoversforME! #SoupNazi
An exciting and interesting feature of my touch screen tablet is that, when editing an existing post or comment on FF, if another part of my clumsy hovering hand happens to touch the onscreen keyboard as I hunt and peck to enter the intended text, there are several potential ways to advance to another page or thread, and I lose everything.
"You know, just simple lines intertwining, you know, very much like - I'm really influenced by Mozart and Bach, and it's sort of in between those, really. It's like a Mach piece, really. It's sort of..."
Y'know those wire mesh "splash screens" for use over a frying pan? Well, they don't. Screen, that is. All they do is add one more cooking utensil to the "to be cleaned" list. And the stove top has just as many finely distributed oil spatters as it would have otherwise.
Was planning to spend the holiday in the Twin Cities with family. Alas, my plans have been derailed by a migraine that is screwing with my visual acuity, so no driving today. Wishing all of my fellow FFers a very happy Thanksgiving. My feast? Why it' a Healthy Choice Chicken Pesto microwaveable meal. Closest thing in my freezer to a roast turkey!
Attn: LinkedIn users | I occasionally receive requests to connect from fellow FFers on LinkedIn. Invariably I will accept such requests. Surprisingly often I receive a confirmation shortly thereafter telling that the person who supposedly *sent* the request has just accepted *MY* request. Something ain't right! LinkedIn plays games, apparently.
Note to self: When commenting on another post via a (small, zoomed in) smartphone screen, verify that the comment text entry window has opened in the appropriate thread. Helps with the whole "contextual continuity" thing
I just did a test of the "post to FriendFeed using email" function. The recipient email address I used was email@example.com. Two questions: Q1 -Does this function work anymore? (I know the actual post is delayed for possibly hours.) And Q2 - Isn't there another personalized address we can use?
So, I finally find out Saturday night that FF is dead in the water, but I remained unclear as to likelihood of resuscitation. On Sunday night I discover that FF is back up, for the moment at least. Now I find out that it was all due to a denial of service attack by Anonymous? Crazy. In event of a nuclear attack, could someone let me know?
Despite having had several snowfalls already, I've managed to avoid shoveling any of it by waiting until the afternoon of the next day, by which time it had melted. It appears my run of luck with that strategy is now at an end.
I've developed a new game that involves attempting to turn off any and all Facebook notifications to my smartphone and tablet. In the unlikely event that such 'turn-off' efforts yield a successful result, I note the length of the interval until notifications mysteriously begin occurring again. Record for longest interval: Less than a day.