Every week is going to have to have a Walking Dead comment. What'd you think of Sunday's episode? I think we can say that badass Rick is officially back and I couldn't be happier. Thank goodness. Every Monday, I walk into the lounge at lunchtime and there's 3 of us who simultaneously cover our ears and say "NO!" because we're afraid someone will spoil the episode for us if we haven't seen it yet. THAT is community. Finally.
Speaking of episodes, I've been listening to the This American Life Serial podcast. Fascinating. I'm confused though: What's the name of the podcast vs. what's the name of the series? Is the series This American Life? What's the name of the "show" in that case?
I intentionally subscribed to it awhile back and haven't started listening until this week. Just so I can do more than one episode at once. It's like Netflix in podcast-form.
Speaking of listening, I just finished what I can officially call one of my top 5 books of 2014. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I'll have more in my monthly book review next week, but let's just say that I HATED this book when I started it and was annoyed that I'd wasted an audible credit on it (I bought 3 credits for $30 and that was totally worth it…think how much you spend on books…) and then…I got sucked in. And I couldn't stop. I listened to the whole thing last weekend on my computer while I was painting and doing stuff around the house. By the time it was over, I was ready to move into a dorm room and write some fan fiction. HIGHLY recommended. I mean it.
I've applied to Blogher a couple of times now. Not because I feel I deserve some sort of label or category or think it's time to monetize, but because I've been blogging consistently for a couple of years now and it'd be nice to belong to a network. I know there are some legitimate blogs that are part of the Blogher network. However, I've been rejected twice. Maybe I'm too polarizing and negative. Maybe there's too many dog pictures. Who knows. But every once in awhile I stumble across a Blogher blog and I am appalled. A lot of them read like a junior high girl's diary. They contribute no quality, information, or voice to the internet. Maybe my 4th graders could apply to be part of the network? Way to go, Blogher. You are giving yourself very little credibility and I can't take you seriously anymore.
Lastly, this is every single day. No wonder I keep skipping Wednesdays (and sometimes Fridays) when it comes to blogging.
This how you're supposed to teach 34-9=25 and 7 year olds are supposed to be able to explain it in this way, in writing. Here's the whole story but the video didn't quite work when I tried it. It was on the news last night.