Busy time of year–April and May. You keep plugging along, doing the same old stuff, and then it seems like someone hit the fast-forward button once you turn the calendar page to April. Sadly, this means I have little mental energy to give to well-developed blog posts right now. What I have to offer instead are some musings on some silly and absurd bits and pieces that have stayed with me–instead of the important stuff that keeps slipping my mind.
- Azaleas are lovely this time of year. Well, everyone else’s azaleas are lovely. Fun fact: If your dog routinely pees on your azaleas, they will not bloom. You see, according to the United States National Arboretum, too much nitrogen encourages growth of foliage rather than flower buds. Bad dog.
- Is this the perfect gift for Mother’s Day?I found an ad for these Lourdes water body products in my inbox. This just seems wrong to me, though I can’t put my finger on exactly the reason why. I’ve never been to Lourdes, but I have visited other pilgrimage sites. They are all commercialized to some extent. But a line of body products??
- The people who create fonts either have the most fun job in the world or are completely insane. Otherwise, how would they come up with font names such as “Enchanted Prairie Dog,” “Empire of Dirt,” or “Soymilk?” None of these spoke to me as I was looking for script-like fonts to download. I’m not sure what image “Prairie Dog” is supposed to convey in reagrds to fonts.
- I am still a babe in the woods when it comes to social media. Have you noticed the Twitter hashtags that appear on the TV screen during your favorite shows? (Incidently, I had to look up the term “hashtags” to make sure I was using it correctly.) I guess this is for the benefit of people with short attention spans so they can tweet their comments about the show to friends before they forget what they want to say. Also, can someone explain to me what it means when a friend posts nothing but a heart on Facebook? I’m assuming it means something nice, but couldn’t they be a little more specific about why we should all know about their heart?
Right. That’s that then. Carry on.