Oh, Monday. And NaNoWriMo. And Other Assorted Bits.


It’s taking up storage room here, so I figured, hey, why not use it. Last year’s fall colors.

So I thought I had the most genius solution to my storage problem: Instagram. Oh yes, thought I in my too-old-for-the-app naivety, Instagram will solve my problems and give me another social media outlet!


Well. Turns out the only pictures you can upload on Instagram are from your phone.

There are some work-arounds, but I think I may be heading back to flicker. Or follow my Inner Laziness Guru:


And just give WordPress more money. I mean they’re totally counting on it, right?!

Ironically, though, I had to use Flickr to embed that photo, because I couldn’t do it directly from Canva for some reason, which is where I made it. And by “made it” I mean typed those words.

Proof of my Monday: I literally hit “publish” when I meant to save a draft. SAVE A DRAFT.


Still working on this post, I’ll update it when it’s finished.

And here we go!

ANYWHO, (hmm, was that a little channeling of Aunty Ida?) The balloon drops on NaNoWriMo tomorrow, and I think I’m jumping in. Last year, for the first time since I started doing NaNoWriMo, I didn’t hit 50,000. So I don’t know if I’m starting with a chip on my shoulder or a monkey on my back.

I can’t decide if a monkey on my back might be fun. We could become best friends and solve crimes together!

On a completely unrelated note, I think I know what I’m writing about for NaNoWriMo.

This photo comes from NectarConsulting.Com. I have absolutely no idea why, or if they made it. But I'm pretty sure that's no a monkey, but a baboon.

This photo comes from NectarConsulting.Com. I have absolutely no idea why, or if they made it. But I’m pretty sure that’s no a monkey, but a baboon.

I’m hoping to have the next Galapagos post up, uhh, someday. Meanwhile, if you don’t hear from me, the technology has gotten me. Please send help and chocolate cupcakes. Heavy on the chocolate cupcakes.

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4 thoughts on “Oh, Monday. And NaNoWriMo. And Other Assorted Bits.

  1. debscarey

    Noooooo tech. I have a MASSIVE fail with the recent huge Win10 software update. I lost the use of all uppercase keys (yup, including the @ which pretty much rendered me un-tweetable, let alone the other paying-work stuff). It was hell. I may work for a techie company, but they all step back and watch, then laugh at me. I am their “if Debs can do it, any monkey-client can” tester. I ended up winding back … I’ll wait till Microsoft sorts it out with the next update.

    I want techie trouble which causes physical injury. Mine only harm my mental health. It can’t take any more dings, really.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hey, Debs! Sorry, I didn’t know you were in limbo here.

      I was wondering where you were on Twitter! Then I thought maybe you’d gone away. Banished, apparently, by technology.

      I very much understand. Sometimes it really is out to get us. And I had one Win10 update that seemed to knock out the drivers for my screen, which I kind of like and use often.

      I hope your tech is kinder to you. And it’s nice to have you back in the land of the tweeting!


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