Like many of you, my Thursday posts and comments got wiped out by Blogger’s recent mishap. I still consider myself new to the blogging community, as I haven’t reached my first anniversary in Blogville. However, I should have figured any sort of disaster is likely to happen at any point, especially if I place my hopes in someone else securing my hard efforts properly before they decide to do something rather simple such as… ahem…routine maintenance.
I take great pains to make sure to update our security software and important files backed up. Why on earth did I not do something before that fatal moment to keep from losing my Thursday posts? Call it ignorance…well not really. I knew better. Was it blind trust…perhaps just a teeny bit. Was it stupidity? Absolutely! Will I make the same mistake? No way!
My mind is whirling, wondering how often this sort of thing happens. Are all blogs regardless of being freebies or paid, suffer from the same malfunction of lost data from time to time? Other than keeping a word document on your system of each post, is there a better solution to maintaining one’s blog posts offline securely?
Your opinion is important and perhaps even crucial for my readers. I know it may help me to decide if I should keep going with Blogger or look for another opinion in blogging. Please, chime in with your experiences and solutions to cure unforeseeable evaporation of posts. Sharing with us how you keep from losing all your hard work will serve as your good deed for the day.
According to the urban dictionary online…Blog hopping IS NOT surfing the net and reading some blogs here and there at random. Blog hopping is when you find a few blogs that you think are really cool, written by people you can really relate to and you visit them regularly. These people feel a special bond towards each other and visit and comment on the blogs in their circle daily!
That sums up what blog hops are all about. Now that I’m feeling a little more educated, then I don’t want to miss another second of playing my Thursday’s memes. Come on, join in!
Not being like many of the regular Alphabe-Thursday followers I only have two Alphabe-posts. With that being said, this leaves me few options for re-posts. I decided to jump in with the letter ‘A’, but not to worry when next week’s assignment takes us to the letter ‘A’, then I’ll create a brand new post with all new A words.
Are you ready to Take a Chance on Me?
A is for Abba a Swedish pop group became popular from 1972 – 1982 selling over 375 million records worldwide. The boy/girl, boy/girl group were actually two married couples: Picture L to R: Lyngstad and Andersson & Fältskog and Ulvaeus. Both couples divorced during the course of their stardom, which influenced their music and later caused the musical team to split. To this day, they still remain popular selling two to three million records each year. It must a real pain living off their royalties.
Abyssopelagic pertains to the depths of the ocean and might be where James Cameron got his inspiration for his 1989 debate movie, The Abyss. The premise for this Sci-Fi flick is a civilian diving team is to search for a lost nuclear submarine but find themselves encountering dangers from an aquatic alien species. It didn’t do well at the box office but received favorable online reviews. After viewing the trailer, I find myself curious and willing to buy it on DVD. What do you think?
Acrophobia, the fear of heights. Alfred Hitch’s Vertigo depicts this fear in living color. What an awesome classic! Have you seen it? You’ll love the ending. Back to the fear of heights issues. I believe most people have a touch of acrophobia. I know personally, climbing stairs or ladders don’t bother me, but the act of climbing back down a ladder gives me the sense of coming undone just a wee bit. I recall one time as a kid, I got on the roof to help my daddy, but when I tried getting off I just freaked out. I was totally paralyzed. Obviously, I’m not stuck on the roof typing this and must have found the courage within somehow to pull myself together to get off that darn roof, but to this day, I still get the heebie-jeebies when facing heights. I won’t stand too close to the railing at overlooks, I refuse to cross a swinging bridge, I even close my eyes when my husband is driving across a long bridge, and I don’t like looking out of the windows of tall buildings either.
Anthropophaginian is another word for, cannibalism. Cannibalism is deeply disturbing and it’s hard to imagine anyone doing this beyond the realm of survival. Even then, many of us get squeamish. Occasionally, this will pop up in headlines which sending a wave of shock across the nation. Leave it to Hollywood to capitalize on mankind’s fears with The Silence of Lambs and subsequent movies which followed. I have watched the first three movies, each getting a littler weirder than the first. It goes without saying, I didn’t watch beyond number 3. I would highly recommend no one under 13 watching these flicks.
This rounds out my A words for an edgy Alphabe-Thursday. Now, join me, in playing Amanda’s Thursday Two Questions. My mind seems stuck in movie mood so in keepin’ with that, here are my questions:
1)What is your all-time favorite suspense thriller? For me, I’d have to say What Lies Beneath with Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer.
2) What is the most fun movie you ever saw?This one is more difficult for me, but recently we saw Knight and Day, with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, which fits in this category. In fact, we watched twice within short time period.
Bringing up the rear on this Thursday’s blog hopping hosted by Lori Caswell of Dollycas’s ThoughtsEscape With Dollycas. This is Week 33 of Enquiring Minds. Not that I’ve played the entire time, as I have not. In fact, I’ve only been playing for a month or less. Nonetheless, I’m having a blast participating. Here are this week’s questions:
1. How often do you go to the hair salon or beauty parlor? I don’t go. You can check out, last week’s post where I addressed this very question. How bazaar is that! Could this be one of those great minds think alike occurrence?
2. Have you ever had a massage? Not by a professional, if that’s what you mean. Sometimes, I get DH to give me a good rub down and ah, it’s heaven! I believe women have extra nerves in their body and enjoy massages more than men. I know I’ve offered to give my hub a message and he says it’s sweet, but it doesn’t do much for him.
3. Have you even been able to enjoy a full day of pampering at a spa? No. This is something that really does not appeal to me. The pampering sounds nice, but I’d rather do that in my home, in my spa bedroom. That is if I had a spa. Maybe one day, when I’m super rich then I can have my own private spa. It never hurts to dream big.
I hope you enjoyed your visit. Perhaps, we’ll meet up again, next week same place and time, if not before then. Would you like to get in on the fun, too? Be sure to click the blog hop button you wish to participate in and link up. This is a great way to meet new friends, build your blog presence, and simply unwind a bit. Make me smile today by leaving a comment and just think, the weekend begins tomorrow. Whoo-hoo! What are your plans?
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As February draws to an end I dare say each one of us is looking forward to the return of spring. Perhaps some of us more than others, especially for our neighbors who live in extremely cold conditions during the winter.
My Thursday Two Questions revolving around spring cleaning.
1) Do you do spring cleaning? If so, how long does it typically take to get your spring cleaning out-of-the-way? I do spring & fall cleaning. I can’t get either cleaning jobs done in those seasons. It seems once the weather breaks I begin my deep cleaning. Usually, by summer I have my spring cleaning done and then again by late fall I have that round of cleaning completed.
2) What’s the biggest spring cleaning job you don’t look forward to getting done?The worse job I dread tackling is washing the winter bedding. There is a mound the size of Mt. Everest every spring to wash and place into storage.
Thanks for joining me today. Please visit Amanda to link up with the Thursday 2 Q fun and don’t forget to leave your answers in my comments to my questions.
Got Clutter? Who doesn’t? In my earlier post, I’m a Tweener, I was talking about being organized or a clutter-catcher. For new moms or those who have been at it for a few years, keeping a home running in tip-top ship-shape is nearly an impossible feat. As your family expands your world (life within your four walls) can get more cluttered than you ever imagined.
Organizing goes beyond your physical realm. Think inside the box. What? You read right, think about that box called your computer. Your once large hard disk storage can be eaten up quickly with large digital photo files, music mp3 files, or gaming applications. Start de-cluttering your hard drive – weed out and back-off all files not necessary for daily applications to reduce the drag on your system. Get a handle on it now before you have a monstrous task on your hands.
My Thursday Two Questions are:
1) What one piece of organizing advice would you give to a new mother?
2) How often do you de-clutter?
Advice for new mothers…One mistake I’ve made in the past is holding on to magazines. If there is an important article or recipe in your favorite magazine, then see if you can find it online. Save the file as a pdf for future reference and ditch the paper version. Your magazine archives can grow out of hand, leave you frustrated because you can’t find what you’re looking for, and will only collect dust.
De-cluttering is a daily ritual. When I come across something that needs to be trashed, then I just do it. If I walk into a room and find something that isn’t where its supposed to be then I put it where it belongs. This isn’t as easy as it sounds, especially if something has been laying out of place for away. Your brain begins to think that’s where it belongs and you won’t make the connection. I’ve learned not procrastinating on small jobs makes my life easier.
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It’s Thursday. The work week is nearing an end with Friday in sight. My DH is working on a hot project and may need to put in extra time this weekend. This is not a complaint. We are totally grateful for his job. An occasional weekend working is better than unemployment. We count ourselves blessed.
As I said, it’s Thursday and it’s time to link up with Thursday Two Questions hosted by Blessings Reflections. In my earlier post, The Pine Tree State, you read about my favorite vacation destination, which brings me to my “Thursday Two Questions”, and they are:
1) What is your favorite vacation spot? I mentioned this earlier in my post.
2) What’s the one place you haven’t been, but would to visit? For years, I’ve had the dream of traveling west. I’d like to visit several of the national parks in that part of the country like…
The Rocky Mountains would be phenomenal to see in person and I hope to in this lifetime. There are other landmarks I’d like to see as well, and if we ever venture that way then you can bet your last dollar that we’ll do our best to see everything possible. We don’t waste opportunities when we take a “real” vacation since they are so rare and you can count on us maxing ourselves out!
Rocky Mountains National Park – Bear Lake in foreground
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