Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts is a weekly meme hosted by Christine at Bookishly Boisterous that works well for my scattered mind.
- I’m still recovering from my slump and hiatus. I feel like I haven’t been very active this week, but that’s partly because I haven’t been feeling well… not sick, exactly, just… off.
- The big thing this week is that my husband constructed a “feeding box” for one of our cats, with a fancy door that reads his microchip so it will only let him in. Slider, our first cat, eats twice a day; he can’t graze or he’ll just gorge himself. Sammy, our new cat, has stomach issues and can’t eat too much at once or go too long without eating or he gets sick. So there’s no way to get Sammy on Slider’s schedule, but if we just have food out all the time then Slider will get crazy fat and who knows how much Sammy will even get to eat. Now, we finally have a solution that doesn’t involve keeping one cat or the other locked up. They can both have the freedom to go where they please, and Sammy will have constant access to his food that Slider can’t get to… once he learns how to use it. (Apparently you can’t teach an old cat new tricks either.)
- Tif’s new Moving Books(es) (you know, like moving boxes…) feature starts today. I wrote a guest post for her that will go up in a couple weeks, but I’m excited to read what everyone came up with. Today’s post is from Andi at Estella’s Revenge, and it’s a great one.
- I’m a huge fan of those plug-ins that automatically tweet out old blog posts, and I don’t know all the ins and outs of them myself (not being able to use plug-ins on my blog), but some people put in hashtags and whatnot to make it clear these are old posts, and I really wish everyone did that. I mean, if I see something that looks interesting, I’m going to want to read it either way… but I’d still like to know the post is three years old. (Or if it’s something like “Special Giveaway!” so I know not to bother.)
- Not being able to figure out computer stuff always makes me feel old. I love the convenience of technology, but it kind of sucks not knowing anything about how it actually works, or how to fix problems when they come up, or even just when certain websites or programs aren’t as intuitive as I want them to be. Tumblr, for some reason, falls into this last category. Nothing makes me feel like a 65-year-old grandmother trying to figure out this new internet thing like Tumblr does.
- It’s weird to think I’ve been doing this meme for half a year now. I don’t always have much to say, but it’s nice to just have a weekly spot to share about life, links, or random musings.
Share some of your randomness this week!