Sifting thru Saturday

I am finding it harder and harder to deal with Flickr. But that’s where I keep my photos now. I know I have way too many there, and it would be ideal if I took a whole day and just weeded out the unnecessary photos. But they have changed their format and I don’t like it one little bit. The photos take forever to load in on the screen, and when I want to write a blog entry and include a photo, it takes me forEVER to find the photo… grab the html… and bring it over here to my blog. FOR-EVER! I just tried it today and I gave up.

I also notice that when clicking on other people’s blogs who also use Flickr, those blogs take a long time to load in for me. Grrr.

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“Pal” in bloom

[Note: The photo above of the crabapple tree, “Pal”, I have put at Photobucket and am linking it here from there. I actually had an account there but had never gotten into using it before. We’ll see if it works easier than the other.]

I am slowly losing patience and, frankly, interest in being creative online these days. I see that some people are finding new and innovative ways of creating stunning sites and images, but the older I get, the less I seem to care about all this stuff. I almost feel like I’ve run amok of it.

It may just be the season. I don’t do well in heat. It’s getting warmer here these days. It was downright hot for two days this past week, in the mid to high 80’s, which is way north of my comfort zone. I’d like it to be 60’s or less, no higher. But, of course, I am not in charge.

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The girl patient is now on the road back to normal – whatever normal is for her. She went to the vet on Friday (yesterday) and had that darn drain removed from her wound area. She really hated that thing and, therefore, so did I. She constantly wanted to yank it out but couldn’t and I spent an inordinately lot of time yelling at her, which I don’t love to do… “Leave it alone!!!!”

So it’s out, and she can lie on that side and not feel that knotted thing on her side.

She also seems to be happier, is eating her regular diet now, and has been running and barking along with Kip at the passers by. Naughty, yes… but back to normal! Which is the most important thing.

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You notice I am not commenting much about my beloved Red Sox baseball team. They are crap this year. I fear another year like 2012 may happen… so I am lying low in that regard. We will watch the game, once our British shows are over in the evening, but if they go into losing mode, we shut them off and go up to bed. No sense in prolonging the agony!

So… no photos… not much to say… and I’m off. Paul is brushing Kip right now. He has tons of undercoat that needs to come out now that it’s warmer, and it’s not a job I love, so I’ve talked Paul into doing it.

Cheers for Paul for this and all the other stuff he does for me,


“I can never read all the books I want;

I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want.

I can never train myself in all the skills I want.

And why do I want?

I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life.

And I am horribly limited.

~Sylvia Plath~

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10 Responses to Sifting thru Saturday

  1. Bonnie says:

    While I don’t use flickr for my journal photo’s or any where else I don’t like it either. But I will admit I don’t like change. 😉

    Tell Paul I was watching Dirty Jobs as they brushed buffalo and I forgot the other exotic’s name, to sell the fur. He would be glad to do the dogs. 🙂


  2. TopsyTurvy says:

    I’ve been using Photobucket for probably 8 to 10 years, and I still like it. I’ve never had a problem uploading to them so my guess is that it’s your internet provider that’s the problem, they probably just have a very slow upload speed right now.

    Glad to hear Em is doing better and better!


  3. Eric Mayer says:

    When I first got online twenty years ago I had a lot more enthusiasm for monkeying around with the “new toy”. Now I usually just want to do what I want to do and most of the “improvements” do nothing but impede me.

    The Red Sox may be crap so far this year but that’s true of every team in the AL East so they are not out of the race by any means. The Yanks’ acquisition of Tanaka has worked out great for them so far, but that’s about it. But very often, by the time October rolls around, May is long forgotten. Do you recall the year the Yanks were dead-in-the-water, 14 games behind Boston in August and — oh, wait, maybe that’s not a good example….


  4. Bex says:

    Maggie, yes I keep my photos on my hard drive too, but in order to display a photo on your blog, you need to have a “URL” for it and I cannot think how to do that without having your photos at a photo-hosting site. If there is a way, please tell me! I am using the free sites now but I used to pay for WebShots because I liked them… but they betrayed me (and everyone else) and went the wrong way…

    I do like to include photos but that probably has more to do with my lack of faith in my own words and writing abilities.


  5. I keep my photos on my hard drive, then back them up to CD once in a while. I have an aversion to corporate internet, so do not use the corporate sites often; it is a big concession for me to be on Facebook at all!!!

    I know what you mean about losing interest in creating visually stunning web sites. For me content is everything, that is why I read blogs, and like the images that thoughtful people include with their blogs.

    There are so many visually gripping web sites out there, that offer ZERO quality of content from my perspective, that I have ceased to be impressed by visual presentation.

    The writing is the thing!

    Glad to hear Em is barking at those strangers!


  6. Bex says:

    Thanks about Em. I truly hope and pray that they got all the “malignancy” – whatever kind it was – and that she continues to improve.

    Hey, I went to Photobucket and remembered I’d had an account there already but only a few photos. So I uploaded a few and have been trying to re-learn their ways… the photo in today’s blog, of the pink crabapple tree, is from there… I do like it better than Flickr! At least with only a handful of photos, so far…


  7. WendyNC says:

    So glad to read that Em is really and truly on the mend. Best wishes for no more complications!


  8. Bex says:

    Hi Reens,
    How’s the weather there? I saw on a little national weather map that the main weather was sitting over your area… our sun just came out but it’s been rainy for a day here.

    Yes, Sylvia had something… very raw, and very genius. Too bad she couldn’t live a long life…

    As for photos, the few times I’ve gone over to Photobucket, they took even longer to load than at Flickr… maybe it’s just me and my computer…


  9. Sans dogs and husband, which make up a huge part of your equation, my days run a similar course.

    I feel you know much, much more than I do about Internet stuff, but I use Photobucket and like it. It also involves numerous steps for posting here, but I sludge through it. Gah – and you reminded me – I could spend a week organizing the mess of photos I have there.

    Sylvia Plath is a favorite of mine. Raw genius.


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