New URL

Did you notice my upgraded site?

writerofwordsetc.ca

Previously known as writerofwordsetc.wordpress.com, that free site is no longer my primary site. I now have a .ca (Canada) domain.

But don’t worry, nothing has changed for you other than the url. You will be automatically redirected (or so the Happiness Engineer tells me) regardless whether you read me via WP Reader or via email subscription.

Anyway, I’m excited! Maybe I’ll go play with some themes now…

If you click on my contact page, I updated the email address as well.

Coffee from the back porch

Good morning and Happy Fathers Day to those of you who are fathers, and up. (It’s 7 am in EST Canada as I type this, so that means Europe mostly…)

I’m sitting in a wet spot and my coffee cup is empty. 😳

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Grumpy Grumperton electronic device(s)

For the most part, the kids are self-sufficient with their remote learning aka homeschooling. They’re tween and teen and tech savvy enough to figure out most of it on their own.

But… 🙄

You knew there would be a but, right?

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E-reading during lock-down

This e-book, which I had put on hold months ago (well before the coronavirus hit North American consciousness), popped up in my library app as ready for me to borrow. And read.

Hm.

Should I start it?

For those of you who don’t know about Station Eleven, it’s about a pandemic.

I’m not usually against these types of books, I’ve read plenty of dystopian novels and watched both TWD and Fear TWD for multiple, consecutive seasons, but there is something holding me back about Station Eleven.

I’m on the fence. So I turned to Vulture, an outlet that I religiously consulted during my TWD obsession for review and perspective, to see what they had to say about this book given we are currently going through our own pandemic situation.

Perhaps I’m a little less on the fence, now. 😉

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How to cook the food you hoarded

Q1: What does one cook for a family who is partially bored of staying in and socially distanced from their friends?

A1: I have some ideas…stay tuned. (It’s only been a few days here in Toronto, but it’s been much longer in other places and the internet educates us with their plight, creativity and humour.)

Q2: Who fights off boredom with incessant snacking and questions about what’s there to eat?

A2: Teenagers. They’re a hungry bunch. Bored teenagers are even hungrier. (And we’re only on day 3 of the social isolation…) Continue reading “How to cook the food you hoarded”

A question, an irritation, self-checkout and more on the deactivated comments in WordPress

Welcome to the most convoluted title I’ve have come up with yet. Hold on to your hat as you read my post because I am in a ramble-y sort of mood. 😛

Today I discovered something cool at a local coffee shop. Continue reading “A question, an irritation, self-checkout and more on the deactivated comments in WordPress”