Have you ever googled yourself? Or your blog? I’ve been doing it a lot lately because I’ve been worried that, in spite of my best efforts to keep my blog hidden, the family members from whom I’m hiding will find me and all this moving around will be for naught. My god. Is that a run-on sentence? Anyway all this googling has unleashed some thoughts that are now free-floating around in my brain and since this is where I go to share my thoughts, here you go. First of all, there are A LOT of unschooling/homeschooling blogs out there called “The Road Less Traveled” so apparently I’m not quite as clever as I fantasize that I am. It made sense at the time, because unschooling was so foreign to me as a homeschooling path but now, it doesn’t seem to make much sense any more. All of this to say that I’m thinking of changing the name of my blog. To what? I don’t know yet. I’m still marinating on that one. I’m open to suggestions though if you have them.
Next thought. While googling, I discovered that although my blog is hidden pretty well, it’s not totally private. Google’s blog search will pull it up. Of course I’m thinking, “Why am I hiding then?” I moved from Blogger, and lost all the little things I loved, lost what little ad revenue it generated because wordpress doesn’t support the ads I was running, and they could still find me if they really wanted to. Damn it. Now what? Do I say “frick it” and just let my blog be searchable on Google and the like or do I keep things as they are and hope they’re not smart enough to find me? Again, suggestions and opinions are welcome. And before you tell me, I know I brought this forsaken harpee on myself by talking badly about my relatives on here. Believe me, I wish the words had never been committed to digital paper. But they were and feelings were hurt and this is where I am now.
Next thought. Stupid forwarded emails. In the past two days, I have received the same email three times.
“To all of my friends, I do not usually forward messages, But this is from my friend Pearlas Sandborn and she really is an attorney. If she says that this will work – It will work. After all, what have you got to lose? SORRY EVERYBODY…. JUST HAD TO TAKE THE CHANCE!!! I’m an attorney, And I know the law. This thing is for real. Rest assured AOL and Intel will follow through with their promises for fear of facing a multimillion-dollar class action suit similar to the one filed by PepsiCo against General Electric not too long ago. Dear Friends: Please do not take this for a junk letter. Bill Gates sharing his fortune. If you ignore this, You will repent later. Microsoft and AOL are now the largest Internet companies and in an effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remains the most widely used program, Microsoft and AOL are running an e-mail
beta test When you forward this e-mail to friends, Microsoft can and will track it (If you are a Microsoft Windows user) for a two week time period. For every person that you forward this e-mail to, Microsoft will pay you $245.00 For every person that you sent it to that forwards it on, Microsoft will pay you $243.00 and for every third person that receives it, You will be paid $241.00. With in two weeks, Microsoft will contact you for your address and then send you a check. =
Regards. Charles S Bailey General Manager Field Operations
1-800-842-2332 Ext. 1085 or 904-1085 or RNX 292-1085
Thought this was a scam myself, But two weeks after receiving this e-mail and forwarding it on. Microsoft contacted me for my address and within days, I received a check for $24, 800..00. You need to respond before the beta testing is over. If anyone can afford this, Bill gates is the man.”
The icing on the cake was when I received it from my dad this afternoon. He is forever sending me some of the dumbest crap ever produced and it just irritates me. Especially when the man spends much time berating democrats, calling them ignorant and immature. Really, Dad? THEY’RE ignorant and immature?? It’s a tad bit irritating to me when he can’t manage to run this dumbass stuff through snopes first even though I have sent him the link twice. My favorite forward has to be a link he sent me to a website that supposedly maps out all the felons in your neighborhood. He was alarmed at the number in his and told me I’d better check mine because there were a lot of perverts living nearby. Y’all, the website was so phony it wasn’t even funny. Every felon’s name was Hispanic and they were all “convicted” of sexual crimes. I snoped it and sure enough it confirmed my suspicions. I sent him the link but of course got no response. *sigh* Anyway, hopefully if any of you have forwarded either of the above-mentioned emails I hope I haven’t offended you. It just drives me crazy when I get them.
You know, if I hadn’t had my uterus removed I might suspect that I’m going through PMS because I’m downright irritable today. The kids have been driving me crazy and I’m ass-dragging tired!! I’m sorry for such an incredibly bitchy post but the need to get all that off my chest was overpowering me. Thanks for reading it if you made it this far. I promise to try and post something fun and sunny and bright tomorrow!