I already have four desks but my feed keeps showing me ads for more desks. What do I not know?

Jan 30, 2018 at 5:14 PM
I already have four desks but my feed keeps showing me ads for more desks. What do I not know?
~ from Facebook

If you want to solve global pollution and climate change, make a world building video game that takes place over the next forty years, starts now, includes elections, laws, incentives and penalties, let users suggest new penalties or incentives, and new measures, use the temperature models, parts per billion counts, ozone coverage etc, as game ranking tools, not coins or land gained, and use the pollution models we currently know from science to run result. Let it loose on the populace and crowd source the solution. Then implement the most effective strategy. Why not use these complex world building games for global benefit?

Jan 29, 2018 at 6:35 PM
If you want to solve global pollution and climate change, make a world building video game that takes place over the next forty years, starts now, includes elections, laws, incentives and penalties, let users suggest new penalties or incentives, and new measures, use the temperature models, parts per billion counts, ozone coverage etc, as game ranking tools, not coins or land gained, and use the pollution models we currently know from science to run result. Let it loose on the populace and crowd source the solution. Then implement the most effective strategy. Why not use these complex world building games for global benefit?
~ from Facebook

WITHOUT prompting, ask your child these questions and write EXACTLY what they said. Miranda, age 20 *What is something I say a lot? I'm very proud of you Lovey 🙂 *What makes me happy? BOOKS *What makes me sad? The decline of personal contact with the introduction of social media *How tall am I? 5'6"? 5'8"? shorter than me *What's my favorite thing to do? drink tea and talk *What is my favorite food? oh goodness I can't say... ice cream is a safe bet. *What is my favorite drink? FRESH orange juice *If I could go anywhere, where would it be? Maybe France... or Ireland... Maybe that's where I want you to take me (pllllleeeeeaaaaassseeeeeee) *Do you think you could live without me? Of course not *How do I bother you? Telling me what I said was "so teenagery” *What is my favorite TV show? Firefly *What is my job? SEO (if you ask me to get into details on it I might disappoint you) *How old am I? 40 *What's my favourite colour? I think when I asked you this you said you don't believe in having a favorite color... so trick question. *How much do I love you? More than the moon and stars, deeper than a million oceans, as much as much can be ❤ Copy, paste and change my answers and see what your child says.

at 2:11 PM
WITHOUT prompting, ask your child these questions and write EXACTLY what they said. Miranda, age 20 *What is something I say a lot? I'm very proud of you Lovey 🙂 *What makes me happy? BOOKS *What makes me sad? The decline of personal contact with the introduction of social media *How tall am I? 5'6"? 5'8"? shorter than me *What's my favorite thing to do? drink tea and talk *What is my favorite food? oh goodness I can't say... ice cream is a safe bet. *What is my favorite drink? FRESH orange juice *If I could go anywhere, where would it be? Maybe France... or Ireland... Maybe that's where I want you to take me (pllllleeeeeaaaaassseeeeeee) *Do you think you could live without me? Of course not *How do I bother you? Telling me what I said was "so teenagery” *What is my favorite TV show? Firefly *What is my job? SEO (if you ask me to get into details on it I might disappoint you) *How old am I? 40 *What's my favourite colour? I think when I asked you this you said you don't believe in having a favorite color... so trick question. *How much do I love you? More than the moon and stars, deeper than a million oceans, as much as much can be ❤ Copy, paste and change my answers and see what your child says.
~ from Facebook

I wish Facebook had a way to Close old posts from being commented on, the way blogs do. If I close the post, you can’t comment. There are some that I don’t want commentary on, others that are too old to really be relevant anymore and others that were absolutely perfect the way they were.

at 8:10 AM
I wish Facebook had a way to Close old posts from being commented on, the way blogs do. If I close the post, you can’t comment. There are some that I don’t want commentary on, others that are too old to really be relevant anymore and others that were absolutely perfect the way they were.
~ from Facebook

People who are personally invested in the failings and victories of spectator sports franchises really amuse me. I’ve never been able to comprehend why they care so deeply. I’m simply never tempted to root for either side. Perhaps it’s a byproduct of a nomadic childhood, never having a hometown team of any kind. But I doubt it.

Jan 28, 2018 at 9:58 PM
People who are personally invested in the failings and victories of spectator sports franchises really amuse me. I’ve never been able to comprehend why they care so deeply. I’m simply never tempted to root for either side. Perhaps it’s a byproduct of a nomadic childhood, never having a hometown team of any kind. But I doubt it.
~ from Facebook

I just stood up to a loud bigot, called him out on being a bigot in front of his friends and he called me the worst thing he could think of: a Democrat. While I find that hilarious and telling, I am still shaking. I need someone to tell me I did the right thing, because everyone present was glaring at me.

Jan 27, 2018 at 3:46 PM
I just stood up to a loud bigot, called him out on being a bigot in front of his friends and he called me the worst thing he could think of: a Democrat. While I find that hilarious and telling, I am still shaking. I need someone to tell me I did the right thing, because everyone present was glaring at me.
~ from Facebook

Pulling my mail out of the mailbox, I disrupted a nest of angry tiny wasps. They all flew directly towards me but not a one of them bit me or even seemed to land on me. After doing a little frantic hair touching jig, I’m left feeling very confused. Either somebody’s put the opposite of a hex on me and I should test it by going skydiving, or wasps are losing their touch.

at 3:20 PM
Pulling my mail out of the mailbox, I disrupted a nest of angry tiny wasps. They all flew directly towards me but not a one of them bit me or even seemed to land on me. After doing a little frantic hair touching jig, I’m left feeling very confused. Either somebody’s put the opposite of a hex on me and I should test it by going skydiving, or wasps are losing their touch.
~ from Facebook

I’m nearly certain my child said not to eat her breakfast cereal, which I can nearly do. ... I may have to go out to eat.

at 12:14 PM
I’m nearly certain my child said not to eat her breakfast cereal, which I can nearly do. ... I may have to go out to eat.
~ from Facebook

Humble brag posts are ticking me off today. I shall spend the rest of the night muttering to myself and clacking away on a keyboard.

Jan 26, 2018 at 6:45 PM
Humble brag posts are ticking me off today. I shall spend the rest of the night muttering to myself and clacking away on a keyboard.
~ from Facebook

Real life is truly not writable as fiction. It’s not believable enough.

at 5:35 PM
Real life is truly not writable as fiction. It’s not believable enough.
~ from Facebook

My friends are really amazing.

at 2:34 PM
My friends are really amazing.
~ from Facebook

What are the leftover bits of your childhood that can still throw you right back into that age? I have so many, but let’s go with this one. I was The lead in “Alice in Wonderland”. To this day I can still break it into the song version of “T’was Brillig” on request. Dance moves included.

at 2:20 PM
What are the leftover bits of your childhood that can still throw you right back into that age? I have so many, but let’s go with this one. I was The lead in “Alice in Wonderland”. To this day I can still break it into the song version of “T’was Brillig” on request. Dance moves included.
~ from Facebook

When I find out that someone I watched get born has a social media account, I feel like maybe it’s time for me to join the AARP and just dive in headfirst.

Jan 25, 2018 at 5:45 PM
When I find out that someone I watched get born has a social media account, I feel like maybe it’s time for me to join the AARP and just dive in headfirst.
~ from Facebook

My kid just said “error 404 - sock not found“. My work is done.

at 5:13 PM
My kid just said “error 404 - sock not found“. My work is done.
~ from Facebook

They moved since this was created but here I am getting my hair did anyhow.

Jan 23, 2018 at 7:01 PM
They moved since this was created but here I am getting my hair did anyhow.
~ from Facebook

I don’t like when people who’ve never had twins tell someone with a perfectly normal belly that “woah, that belly! Sure it’s not twins?” That belly you think looks like twins full term is what I looked like at five months pregnant. Maybe four. A twin belly doesn’t look like you think it does. So, stop it. In fact, stop all the “Your belly?!” commentary in general. All you’re doing is making that soon-to-be mom self conscious or worried. These days anyone in their ninth month definitely already knows whether they’re having twins, and if their belly actually IS abnormal in any way, for instance polyhydramnios, you’ll have stepped right in it. If it’s just an excuse to have something to say so you can walk up and touch the belly, then just ask directly.

at 8:09 AM
I don’t like when people who’ve never had twins tell someone with a perfectly normal belly that “woah, that belly! Sure it’s not twins?” That belly you think looks like twins full term is what I looked like at five months pregnant. Maybe four. A twin belly doesn’t look like you think it does. So, stop it. In fact, stop all the “Your belly?!” commentary in general. All you’re doing is making that soon-to-be mom self conscious or worried. These days anyone in their ninth month definitely already knows whether they’re having twins, and if their belly actually IS abnormal in any way, for instance polyhydramnios, you’ll have stepped right in it. If it’s just an excuse to have something to say so you can walk up and touch the belly, then just ask directly.
~ from Facebook

I just got jury duty! 😳

Jan 22, 2018 at 3:40 PM
I just got jury duty! 😳
~ from Facebook
Jan 20, 2018 at 9:47 AM

~ from Facebook

Anyone who wants to try out a yoga trapeze/yoga swing before they buy one is welcome to come over and play with mine.

Jan 19, 2018 at 12:53 PM
Anyone who wants to try out a yoga trapeze/yoga swing before they buy one is welcome to come over and play with mine.
~ from Facebook

Words that are plural: Data Agenda Addenda

at 6:41 AM
Words that are plural: Data Agenda Addenda
~ from Facebook

I’m the kind of person who will just walk up to anyone and say “HI!” Billionaire? Sure. Homeless ranting dude? Why not. That shirtless muscle guy in a doorag who may or may not be a corner man? Done. The blotchy teen with the great haircut? Yup. I don’t care, you get a “Hi!”. I cannot tell you how often as a child I was warned not to do this but so far it’s working out great.

Jan 18, 2018 at 8:39 PM
I’m the kind of person who will just walk up to anyone and say “HI!” Billionaire? Sure. Homeless ranting dude? Why not. That shirtless muscle guy in a doorag who may or may not be a corner man? Done. The blotchy teen with the great haircut? Yup. I don’t care, you get a “Hi!”. I cannot tell you how often as a child I was warned not to do this but so far it’s working out great.
~ from Facebook

Do you think that social media is controbuting to society regressing? If not, do you not think society is regressing?

Jan 16, 2018 at 5:19 PM
Do you think that social media is controbuting to society regressing? If not, do you not think society is regressing?
~ from Facebook

Anyone know where I can find a refrigerator box that I can keep?

at 3:45 PM
Anyone know where I can find a refrigerator box that I can keep?
~ from Facebook

Go get ‘em, tiger!

Jan 15, 2018 at 8:09 AM
Go get ‘em, tiger!
~ from Facebook

We need to reclassify crimes and misdemeanors to allow for prosecution of folks who use ALL CAPS to talk on social media.

Jan 14, 2018 at 6:49 PM
We need to reclassify crimes and misdemeanors to allow for prosecution of folks who use ALL CAPS to talk on social media.
~ from Facebook

I miss my sisters. That is all.

Jan 13, 2018 at 8:42 PM
I miss my sisters. That is all.
~ from Facebook

Dear Lord, I think a billion dollars would be better in my hands than most folks. Just sayin', think about it.

at 8:33 PM
Dear Lord, I think a billion dollars would be better in my hands than most folks. Just sayin', think about it.
~ from Facebook

“Wisdom is not about knowing more, but knowing with more of you.” ~ Richard Rohr

Jan 9, 2018 at 4:20 PM
“Wisdom is not about knowing more, but knowing with more of you.” ~ Richard Rohr
~ from Facebook

I’m trying to figure out how my house can get clean today without my having to stop writing...

Jan 7, 2018 at 10:45 AM
I’m trying to figure out how my house can get clean today without my having to stop writing...
~ from Facebook

So, mathematicians worked with okcupid and worked out that if you’re too pretty, you’re less likely to find your correct match easily. I’m deciding to assume THAT is why it took me decades. To all my single friends, it turns out you’re just too pretty, and the mathematicians say you’ve got to go ahead and buck social norms and just send messages out to whoever you want to without waiting for them to contact you, regardless of whether they’re attractive.

Jan 6, 2018 at 2:52 PM
So, mathematicians worked with okcupid and worked out that if you’re too pretty, you’re less likely to find your correct match easily. I’m deciding to assume THAT is why it took me decades. To all my single friends, it turns out you’re just too pretty, and the mathematicians say you’ve got to go ahead and buck social norms and just send messages out to whoever you want to without waiting for them to contact you, regardless of whether they’re attractive.
~ from Facebook

As someone who watches zero Fox News, I thought those of you who do might like to know that there is zero corroboration of content there by other media. And since I only read international newspapers, all I’ve really heard about him is backlash for failing the Paris accord and how scary the rants on Twitter are to the rest of the world. I’ve noted a complete lack of reporting on the economy, though, so can assume there must be good news there. If you’re a trump supporter who DOES NOT listen to talk radio or watch Fox News, can you tell me what his successes even are?

at 8:24 AM
As someone who watches zero Fox News, I thought those of you who do might like to know that there is zero corroboration of content there by other media. And since I only read international newspapers, all I’ve really heard about him is backlash for failing the Paris accord and how scary the rants on Twitter are to the rest of the world. I’ve noted a complete lack of reporting on the economy, though, so can assume there must be good news there. If you’re a trump supporter who DOES NOT listen to talk radio or watch Fox News, can you tell me what his successes even are?
~ from Facebook

I finally found my hannukiah (menorah) just a month late! Um, do over?

Jan 4, 2018 at 10:08 PM
I finally found my hannukiah (menorah) just a month late! Um, do over?
~ from Facebook

My cats have been coming over and asking me for something that I have not been able to figure out, nearly nonstop for the last 48 hours or so. I finally figured it out, they want me to change the weather. They want me to change the weather so that they can go outside and spend the day in a beautiful spring day. Unfortunately I cannot provide that so I shall continue to be pestered no matter what I’m doing. Cat butt in my face and claws kneading me until the weather improves.

at 10:04 PM
My cats have been coming over and asking me for something that I have not been able to figure out, nearly nonstop for the last 48 hours or so. I finally figured it out, they want me to change the weather. They want me to change the weather so that they can go outside and spend the day in a beautiful spring day. Unfortunately I cannot provide that so I shall continue to be pestered no matter what I’m doing. Cat butt in my face and claws kneading me until the weather improves.
~ from Facebook

People are always saying “don’t let ____ get you down.” Well just how about don’t let anything get you down?

at 9:54 PM
People are always saying “don’t let ____ get you down.” Well just how about don’t let anything get you down?
~ from Facebook

This is always an amazing night. If you’re not going here you’re missing the best literary event in Tampa Bay.

at 7:59 PM
This is always an amazing night. If you’re not going here you’re missing the best literary event in Tampa Bay.
~ from Facebook

What’s the biggest thing about 2017 that you don’t personally plan to repeat in 2018?

at 8:35 AM
What’s the biggest thing about 2017 that you don’t personally plan to repeat in 2018?
~ from Facebook

I’m so glad that our historical heroes aren’t alive and on Twitter today. We all seem like insane hypocrites on that platform.

Jan 3, 2018 at 4:27 PM
I’m so glad that our historical heroes aren’t alive and on Twitter today. We all seem like insane hypocrites on that platform.
~ from Facebook

Why is “virtue signaling” used as an epithet? Shouldn’t we all be virtuous? Isn’t everything we say online some kind of signal? Why shouldn’t we try to voice the love and the good in the world? Why should my saying that YES I DO GOOD THINGS AND SO SHOULD YOU be labeled and demeaned? You’re just “virtue signaling”. So??? Sling your weak ass epithets all you like. Give me your half baked insult and I will wear it with pride and I will continue to talk about the human urge toward virtue. Better than being an internet troll bashing people for speaking about and promoting that we act on our better angels. The world has far more than enough people passing their vices along. Teach compassion, teach love. And to hell with the assholes that say that talking about your good works in the world is somehow a bad thing. I just want the world to be better and believe in living what you preach.

at 3:33 PM
Why is “virtue signaling” used as an epithet? Shouldn’t we all be virtuous? Isn’t everything we say online some kind of signal? Why shouldn’t we try to voice the love and the good in the world? Why should my saying that YES I DO GOOD THINGS AND SO SHOULD YOU be labeled and demeaned? You’re just “virtue signaling”. So??? Sling your weak ass epithets all you like. Give me your half baked insult and I will wear it with pride and I will continue to talk about the human urge toward virtue. Better than being an internet troll bashing people for speaking about and promoting that we act on our better angels. The world has far more than enough people passing their vices along. Teach compassion, teach love. And to hell with the assholes that say that talking about your good works in the world is somehow a bad thing. I just want the world to be better and believe in living what you preach.
~ from Facebook

Everything must grind to a halt because my cat needs petting.

Jan 2, 2018 at 9:42 PM
Everything must grind to a halt because my cat needs petting.
~ from Facebook

If you’re from up north and wondering why Floridians are crying so hard about the cold weather right now, imagine if you didn’t have a good way to stay warm. Up north everyone’s got heat, not so here. We are prepared for 100 degrees but not 40. And winter coats are few and far between on Florida racks.

at 12:31 PM
If you’re from up north and wondering why Floridians are crying so hard about the cold weather right now, imagine if you didn’t have a good way to stay warm. Up north everyone’s got heat, not so here. We are prepared for 100 degrees but not 40. And winter coats are few and far between on Florida racks.
~ from Facebook

What’s your favorite diet tracker app?

Jan 1, 2018 at 7:59 AM
What’s your favorite diet tracker app?
~ from Facebook