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Three Things Thursday ** New Year’s Eve Edition

*three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog with the happy*

Thanks to NerdInTheBrain for the whole idea!  Come up with your own three and then hop on over to NerdInTheBrain and add your post to the linky thing.


My Three Things that made me smile on this New Year’s Eve Thursday are:

  1. My boss! Who told us to take a half-day today – YAY, BOSS!

(It would be inappropriate of me to post a photo of him without his consent, and since he doesn’t know about this blog, it would be tricky to GET his consent, so instead I’ll post a picture of a giant omelette that I ate at work. The work at which he is my boss.)


2. My 2 years of blogging.

It was nice of WordPress to keep track for me, I never would have remembered.


3. Oh that NED! – reminding me that I have books to return to the library.



How I Went From Excited To Mad To Excited Again To Worried To Confused And Ended Up At Happy

I had a Spam. On my dashboard. Me! Spammed! How thrilling, I thought, my first  spam! (I’m new to blogging, you realize that, right? EVERYTHING is still a thrill.)

It seems that I was re-posted on another blog! Something called Destinary. Well, THAT’s not spam, I said. That’s an honor. That’s someone saying that what I said was good enough that they wish THEY’d said it. Isn’t it? OH!!!! UNLESS THEY STOLE IT! Those BASTARDS! In a rage, I clicked the link – and there was my “Local Flavor” Daily Prompt post. And it said “by datatater” right on it. Attribution in place, hence no stealing.  Let me go look at this site, I thought. They obviously have amazing taste 😛

My way of internetting something is to search for it, rather than just type in the actual name of the thing. So I went to my search engine of choice and  instead of typing destinary.com, I just typed destinary. The first link that came up was for the site itself, but the second one caught my eye: How to stop Destinary.com stealing my posts. OH NO!!!  It was a link to the WordPress forums, from back in May of last year and  I won’t repeat it all, you can go read it yourself, but the gist is that our posts are by default in the public domain so change that to ‘private’ or shut up. I’m still very confused as to how a post is “stolen” if it’s attributed, but that’s neither here nor there.

I was re-posted. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it. Yay me. Yay blogging.