Random Musings

03 November 2008 · 4 comments

First off, this one’s for Andy, who has complained in the past that the font at foldedspace is too small. Just now, I was squinting to read one of my own stories. Not a good sign. Andy, you win. I’ve bumped up the font size! (Somebody just complained the other day at Get Rich Slowly that the font on my comments is too small, too. I’ve never noticed. But since I dearly want a new theme, anyhow, I’m not going to lose sleep over it.)

Speaking of Get Rich Slowly, I was frustrated to have several readers write to accuse me of discrimination because a political ad they didn’t agree with was served by Google. Turns out I don’t agree with the ad, either, and I would stop it if they’d give me information about it, but instead they were quick with the accusations and the “I’m never going to read you again” rhetoric. Sheesh.

Still speaking of Get Rich Slowly, I’ve hit upon a new rhythm that I quite like. For months, I’ve felt overwhelmed. There’s never enough time to do everything that needs to be done. I feel swamped. Part of the problem is that I’m trying to publish twice a day. Many smart people whom I respect have urged me to cut back, but I haven’t listened. Finally I realized the other day that I’m perfectly capable of maintaining a once-a-day pace; it’s the twice-a-day thing that’s killing me. So, I’ve cut my expectations. It feels great! If I find time to get a second post up some days, that’s great, but for now GRS is once a day.

Finally, I’ve finally learned to love Facebook. I’m not sure what put me over the edge. Sometime in the past couple weeks, however, I surrendered and just began adding friends. Then I learned how to look at friends of friends. And then I started finding long-lost friends! Awesome. Anyhow, today Amy Ratzlaf added me as a friend, and I found Cassie Riecke buried in Dagny’s friend list. Now I just need to figure out if there’s any other utility to Facebook than finding friends.

Finally finally, Kris and I are still eating our cow. Each year, we split a side of beef with another family from her office. Every week or so, we pull a random package of meat from the freezer. This week’s pick was top round steak. We were expecting, well, steak. Uh, not quite. Scramble for a quick dinner recipe!

1 Michael Rawdon November 3, 2008 at 20:22

You’re not the only one who’s had issues with ads they don’t agree with ending up on their site.

2 Lauren November 4, 2008 at 05:39

Yay! I think you may find that you can focus well on “one great post” per day while researching your next subjects. I love that you feel better!

I enjoy Facebook also – can keep up with faraway and busy friends. However, it gets addicting, and I have to “talk myself down” from wanting to hang out looking for friendship and sociability. Being alone (and working alone) for days at a time can be lonely for me. I am trying to train myself to remember that Facebook is a privilege, not a right… However eating, working out, and getting income is a necessity…

3 Dave November 4, 2008 at 06:41

Well, I don’t agree with the fact that they don’t agree with you not agreeing with them. So I’m not going to read something or another. Font so small… losing focus…must redistribute something to somewhere else

4 Dagny January 21, 2009 at 17:58

I just found this – Castle is a Facebook tease, she doesn’t really use it even though I keep telling her how much she’s missing out on… but she’s riding with me next Thursday, so presumably you’ll see her there.

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