Yesterday, I changed my Facebook password to something I couldn’t remember.
The thing is, I did it on my computer and not on my phone.
The next time I picked up my phone, I couldn’t open Facebook, because I couldn’t log in. Not without going downstairs to retrieve my password.
Instead of fetching it, I left it be. I’m testing myself to see how this changes things.
Remember my recent post How to Accomplish More in your Day and how I wrote about my attempts at breaking away from Facebook? Why didn’t I think of this sooner!
So far, it’s day 2 and still going strong.
I feel myself yearning to check in on some specific groups – mainly my “mastermind” and productivity groups – but I hold off until I’m at my computer.
Haha – a Productivity Facebook Group. Seems like an oxymoron!
I’m having continual trouble trying to brush Sweet Pea’s teeth. She doesn’t like it, but they have to get cleaned somehow. It’s a struggle every night and it sounds like a massacre in the bathroom. Anyone have any secret tips and techniques to brushing a toddler’s teeth? I’d ask my mommy groups, but… you know.
Dan is finally done with his overnight shifts and we’ll get to enjoy the rest of the summer together! We’re thinking of taking a trip to the zoo, Toronto Island, and a jaunt over to the Falls. I keep seeing ads for back to school shopping and I reminisce to when I got so excited for back to school shopping. I would sit in my room with the Grand & Toy flyer and circle all of the things I wanted. Then after the trip, I would pack up my back pack and pencil case and lunchbox, set up my binders, folders and notebooks in such an organized fashion and then wait for 2 weeks before school started 😛
OMG. Remember Yikes pencils??
They were so ZANY! They looked cool, but the lead was so hard! Like a 6H or something? Made it super light grey and hard to read – in my opinion anyway. I never liked writing with them, but I did like sharpening them.
All the rage back in grade 3 was to sharpen these Yikes pencils and keep the shavings.
Ya. Keep the pencil shavings.
Because the pencils were so wacky and colourful, the shavings turned out to be just as wacky and colourful. Like hippie neon snowflakes. They didn’t chip and break off like normal pencils. The wood was soft and always a bright shade of fuchsia, turquoise, or lime. You had to use a small, open pencil sharpener and do it slowly enough to create a pencil shaving “flower” – and not break the shaving. Easy does it. After you’ve perfected the flower, you tap down the graphite bits to get rid of the lead, and then stick the flower in your spacemaker pencil case, obviously.
My classmate Jamey kept his pencil shavings in an open box inside his desk, close to the front. One day, we had to do an activity where we switched desks (ahhh! wasn’t that the worst?!? All your stuff! At the mercy of some other kid’s wandering hands!!) and he came back to a box of Yikes pencil shavings that had clearly been violated. I felt sad for Jamey. He worked hard on those flowers, danggit!
I wonder what kids are into nowadays? Styluses? Do they even write anymore? One of my younger millennial friends (wait… am I a millennial too? What am I? Front-end millennial?) said they never taught him how to cursive write. He can read it, but can’t write it. I guess it’ll only be a matter of time before they stop teaching it altogether (probably because the teacher wouldn’t have ever learned themselves), and then all us old folk will be writing in these swirly hieroglyphics that the youngun’s won’t be able to understand. Bahahah… imagine the ways we could screw with them! It would be the dark ages all over again.
You know what cursive is hard to read? Russian Cyrillic. I tried. If you’re curious, it all looks like this: uuguuun munm mnicmnn muujnm nun uumimunm mun.
Well, this was quite the tangent.