Since I saw you last, let's see...new reports of malware, hours of hair-pulling and investigating, no answers, bus ride to New York to "show up" and represent on Wall Street, marching, moving, chanting, listening, seeing, police barricading people, arrests, confusion, dismay, resolve, dead legs, sore throat, visit with city friends, bus ride, so many thoughts, son gashes hand while doing dishes (keeping an unbroken record of 1 ER visit per every year of his life), doc follow-up, catch-up with work, and one red velvet cupcake.
Google still reports "no malware detected". If you're getting warning messages still - I just don't know. I don't have the heart to have to start this thing all over but if the warnings don't cease and desist already, I may have to. It's just so...shitty. That someone is out there taking advantage of security holes on people's blogs. They probably like to poke babies in the eye and steal their candy too. Jerks.
Besides, aren't blogs supposed to be magically easy or something? I have kids, I expect life to complicated. I have a blog, complications are not allowed.
Sigh. Rant over. Except that some weeks y'all make it really tough for me to narrow down to one choice to feature. Good stuff this week. Ultimately it was the last line of Seeking Elevation's piece that really reached out from the screen and grabbed me by the intestines.
As we walked closer, I found myself relieved to see it was just a bird. Not a cat or a rat. Mammals are always messier. But birds are like balloons that merely drop from the sky when they’re done.My son crouched too close and then announced, “When you get really old, you start to die. I learned that at school.”We got on the bus as my head swapped secrets with the all-at-once method of dying. The cars, the cats, the tens of thousands of ways life simply closes around the space you used to occupy, forcing you out.
P.S. The 100 words jpg here is freshly uploaded, so if the malware was embedded in the image, this one should be clean.
P.P.S. I'm keeping the linky list open until SUNDAY at midnight - you know, since I'm so late in posting and all.