Archives for March 2014

Chill out, National News!

I had another blog post ready to go for today – but on Friday we had an earthquake sort of near where we live. No damage in our house, and as far as earthquakes go – there’s been property damage, but no injuries or death. No freeways in need of repair. But if you watch the national news coverage, it’s nothing but the absolute worst circumstances being presented as the norm. No mention of how small an area the bulk of the damage has been contained in. And naturally, all they do is talk about the likelihood of a bigger…

[Vlog] Whitney Watches Teen Wolf – 3.24 “The Divine Move”

It’s been awhile since I’ve recorded a Vlog, and it seemed like a good time to discuss one of my favorite TV shows, Teen Wolf! This week saw the end of Season 3B! This video is spoiler filled, but I’d love to hear what you think. Any other TV shows you want me to do video discussions for? (I plan on writing recaps for Supernatural.)

My weird week on the internet.

Today I blocked a third person on Google+. Not for trolling, but for the most basic sort of idiocy… I blocked men who were being skeevy in the comments. I’ve been noticing a trend. I’ll be circled by a guy from SouthEast Asia, who proceeds to +1 every single post of mine with a picture, and will comment on how nice I look. Then eventually they’ll ask if they can contact me, I’ll say no and they’ll get weird. But this last one took the cake. He got me to block him in three comments without my having to post…

Chai and dewdrops.

One of the baristas at our nearby Starbucks knows my name. A couple trips ago, she greeted me cheerfully by it, and I was thrown. She’d probably only taken my order a few times, made my drinks twice. But she knows my name. Today, I was distracted while I was in line. I was looking at one of the giant cold cups in their clearance section, thinking about the trip I’m taking and whether or not I still need to buy anything for it. “Whitney.” “Whitney.” “WHITNEY.” I looked up, and there she was, laughing. “Lost in thought?” “Something like…