Seems like I have a fair amount to get off my chest so hold on, here it comes.
Let's try to categorize and lump this pile together into "blogger, google and sundry internet issues". That should cover it. Blogger has been acting very much like a petulant teenager lately. Sometimes I publish a blog post yet it doesn't show up in anyone's newsfeed for 4, 5, or 6 hours. What's up with that? I sit her and wait for the lovely, entertaining and fun comments of my blogger peeps and nothing! It's like nobody loves me......
And sometimes lately I'm not getting email notifications of every comment, only some. I open up the blog the next day and see several comments for the first time. What's up with that??
Then I have very carefully avoided google plus. I don't understand why I need it, I don't want and I'm not gonna do it.
So one day I am trying to comment on a new blog (that coincidentally was a google + blog) and I'm going through the comment process without paying much attention and the prompts are leading me down the friggin garden path and BOOM -- suddenly I have inadvertently signed up for google+. Arrrghhhhhhhh and there is NO WAY BACK. I searched and searched and the only way out is to delete your entire goggle account. That would delete the blog. Stop tricking me into signing up for stupid google programs.
And lastly (in this category) I'm a little creeped out by the ad stalking on the internet.
Recently I was looking for map pins on an office supply website. The next day, on my Facebook sidebar I see an ad from that company for map pins. Hmmm strange coincidence, right? WRONG.
Seems like your google searches for specific companies then magically appear on Facebook ads, for the "exact" item you were looking at. Aldo boots, nike sneakers, colored post-it flags....... BUZZ OFF, that is just too creepy stalker-ish.
Next category - Food.
If you've followed for awhile you know I have some funny quirks with food and textures. Let me re-state for the newbies - crunchy things don't belong in sandwiches - raw onions, celery, lettuce.....blech! Can't mix crunchy and soft. Lol
Last week I ordered a yummy chicken pesto wrap from the local deli. I was starving but when it came it was overloaded with greens. By the time I picked it out I had a bowlful. If I wanted a salad, I would have ordered a salad. (Spoken like a hard core carnivore eh!)). Enough with the lettuce fillers!!
This will be the last. I suspect if you're still reading, you've had enough :)
Garbage - well it's municipal spring clean up time. What this means is that for a week people can leave all their useless crap on their front lawn and it will be taken away. People start putting stuff out weeks ahead and the town looks like a dump.
A scene up the street
But the worst is the scavengers! I know, I know - one mans trash is another's treasure. And it's recycling at its best. But I'm sorry - I don't want strangers pawing through the junk on my lawn. It's garbage, it's mine, back off! And they don't even keep it neat. You get up in the morning and the scavengers have scattered crap all over the lawn, sidewalk etc, hoping some treasure is in the bottom?? It's not! Stay off my lawn. This year my pile won't be put out until I see the truck coming down the street.
Should I push my luck with one more?? I recently got a huge bill for medications for my mother - that she supposedly took in March. I don't think so..... It took 4 long distance calls being passed from one un-helpful person to another. The last guy took the brunt of my frustration. After not listening to me try to explain, he insisted that my mother DID get those meds in March. I replied "I can guarantee she didn't take those meds in March because she died in February". That shut him up real quick and suddenly he was able to fix it.
Whew, I feel better getting all that off my chest! Happy weekend folks