Let’s lighten up a little with some fun

My doom and gloom posts lately are irking me so let’s change gears.

A number of humorous and droll topics have crossed my path in recent days. I thought I’d share. πŸ˜‰

For instance:

If you don’t have a dog and you’re under curfew but you have a husband, putting him on a leash to walk him will earn you a $1500 fine in Quebec.

“Husbands don’t qualify as pets,” the authorities said. πŸ˜‚

Perhaps it’s time to get a dog, then… ?

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On another note, this endless lockdown and curfew talk is getting a little old.

However, Ontario’s Premier and Toronto’s Mayor do not think mandating a curfew is necessary (yet. Or maybe it is. Maybe not. They can’t decide.).

What one of them did say however was that we’re in a dire situation and when the details are released to the public, they will “make us fall off our chairs”.

Note: Rob Ferguson used to be my neighbour before he moved away. πŸ™‚

I seriously doubt I’ll be falling off any furniture at this point…

* * *

Yesterday I had some free time while my mom was at an appointment. I went food shopping while I waited for her.

Remember all the rage about sourdough bread when the apocalypse started last March? Yesterday I was back at Denningers, the European market, and came across this style of cracker:

Sourdough Rye! Looking forward to munching on those. I can think of a dozen toppings that would go well with this style of cracker:

  • Peanut butter and jam
  • Butter and honey
  • Cream cheese and cucumber slices with red onion
  • Smoked salmon with lemon
  • Guacamole
  • Avocado slices with lime
  • Brie cheese with pear slices
  • Cheddar cheese with apple slices
  • cheese of any kind
  • Etc

Now I’m hungry. πŸ˜³πŸ˜›

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Here’s another thing that kind of irked me recently but is too ridiculous to take seriously:

I applied for a databank thingy to expose my writing profile on a writer-specific platform. When I poked around on their website, a chat window opened up and someone asked if they could help me with something.

“I read here you’re looking for romance writers,” I typed.

“Yes,” she responded. “Do you have any experience?”

“I have a blog with 200 followers that touches on that niche to some extent,” I said. “I also write another blog with over 2000 followers but the bulk on there is not fiction.”

She said she was very interested and sent me a link to create a profile with their entity.

I clicked it and started filling out the profile info.

The profile picture I selected is the same one linked to this blog – the black and white image in the circle. I mean, they’ve been harping on us to stay true to our brand yada yada since blogging began, right? This is my brand picture linked to this blog and related sites.

So I uploaded the picture, filled out the particulars, and clicked save.

I like the fact that this profile picture is a little bit unique, partly because it is slanted.

An hour later I received an email message that they have rejected my profile. Reason given?

I could chose a different photo I suppose. Or I could rotate it. But then I’d have to do the same across all the platforms to make them match, just to please this one platform.

I really don’t want to. So I won’t. I mean, there are hundreds of other platforms out there that could do the same thing as they do, including LinkedIn (I used to have that photo on there, and no one ever said anything about rejecting me), so I’m going to pass. πŸ™‚

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Today is Tuesday and I’m still at my mom’s. Believe it or not I kinda miss the family. And little Tucker, too. Wonder what kind of shenanigans he was up to while I was away?

I will be returning to my mom’s place weekly for the foreseeable future as she has a number of appointments and I will be driving her. Plus, while I’m keeping her company I have actual, official office hours. To write. This is bliss. 😍

41 thoughts on “Let’s lighten up a little with some fun

  1. Yay, Bliss!!πŸ₯³

    Fall off my chair, eh? Reminds me of an article about kids falling out of chairs at school. Something about not getting enough outdoor play and having spacial problems. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ yeah, my mind makes weird connections.🀣

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  2. I get mixed responses on my “author photo.” Some love it. Some tell me it’s the reason for my lack of sales. At some point, hopefully sooner than later, we decide who we want to be, and then go do it.

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      1. Check on Amazon. Author, A.V. Walters. Books are “The Emma Caites Way” and “The Gift of Guylaine Claire.” Sorry, but that’s the easiest way, since I’m not sure where to find the damn image. It certainly isn’t on this laptop.

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    1. Very good question.
      The computer program probably thought: “Oh no, I can’t easily find the important points in the picture to copy the face.” And other platforms were like: “Heh, I can!” And then the AI of the other platforms was sad.

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  3. Love your post darling Writer of Words. That was funny about wife taking husband for a walk on a leash. Some humour is needed for sure at this time. I don’t suppose the couple in question thought the fine was very funny though.
    Sending you many hugs and lots of love ❀️

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