I just had one of those WordPress experiences that makes me doubt my sanity, doubt their sanity, then realize that there is no sanity and I should just give up. I though WordPress had done a new upgrade because everything was totally weird. It was set up for someone writing in code. All the heading information was gone. The link connection was gone. Nothing worked.
It turned out it was everything collectively. Windows 11 wasn’t happy with WordPress OR with the new version (yes, another update) of Chrome. I dumped all my browser cookies. She suggested I try Firefox and that was a total disaster, but to be fair, I’m so hooked into Chrome, any switch would be a disaster.
So now, I’ve got a normal screen again. The link “link” is back and I’m embarrassed to admit that I should have tried dumping cookies without “help.” It has been the bane of my life often enough I should know that sometimes, cookies just “go bad” and you have to delete them.
Spring arrived today and summer is expected tomorrow. That’s way it rolls in New England. Sometime between May 5th and May 10th — on the average, though occasionally it may be a couple of days earlier or later — it changes from cold to warm. The leaves open up between coffee and dinner. It should be in the 80s by Thursday if not tomorrow.
That’s spring in New England. One day it’s spring. The next day it’s summer. Whammo, bammo.
QUESTION WITH ANSWERS MOSTLY
What two totally normal things become really weird if you do them back to back?
I actually can’t think of two things. I’ll probably think of a great answer in the middle of the night.
What is something that you just recently realized that you are embarrassed by, that you didn’t realize embarrassed you?
Having WordPress remind me to clear my cookies. Shame on ME. I was embarrassed at the time because by now, I really should know to try the basics before assuming the application has collapsed.
If Australia (including New Zealand and Tasmania); the UK, Ireland, Germany, the USA, and Brazil or Italy were represented by one food, which would it be for each?
Let’s see. Australia: Marmite? The UK: Oily fried fish and soggy chips. Ireland: Lamb or salmon. Germany: No idea. The USA: Hamburger, hotdog, with a side of pizza, quite possibly eaten in one meal. Italy? Which part of Italy. The food in the north is very different than the food in the south. It ain’t all pasta and sauce!
What might happen if Goldilocks and the Three Bears were set in modern times?
SWAT would break in and shoot them dead. Oops. Wrong address.
Where was the most most embarrassing or inappropriate place you’ve passed audible gas?
Silent but deadly in a big all-hands-on-deck meeting when I was still working. I was ready to die of embarrassment, but no one knew it was me. I got lucky.
If you celebrate it, how was your Mother’s Day? What did you do? If you don’t (because you’re a single guy or it’s not in your culture) please share something fun you did recently.
We didn’t celebrate it because Owen’s birthday was yesterday and we ran out of celebration energy — and because Owen already bought us a TV for no reason but he felt like it. Our birthdays fall in a row: March 11, April 7, and May 7. By the time we are done with all three, it’s like a mini Christmas.