where was i?

after losing far too many hours wrestling with iTunes over the weekend, i've declared myself Over the internet. again.

well, mostly i'm just Over all-things-Apple.

just me, or has it become an Evil Empire?  [apple]. < - see what i did there?

anyway.

i have an ancient iPod -- circa 2008 or so -- and now i can't get it to communicate with iTunes.  mostly because iTunes and Windows 10 don't get on very well.

i'm blaming Apple for that.

i won't continue my anti-Apple diatribe. [you're welcome]  suffice it to say, i've quaffed the Apple-flavoured Kool-Aid for long enough, and won't be quaffing anymore.

*cough* restrictive *cough* exclusionary *cough* incompatible headphone jack *cough*

onwards.

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i think i overdid it in the digi-verse with the whole August Break challenge on The Instagram.

speaking of which, girl-child and i completed the challenge and so will be getting our Brilliant Thing - only it seems a little less Brilliant in light of being fed up with taking photos.

we were meant to be getting ourselves a Proper Camera but neither one of us has mentioned actually going out to get one. perhaps that's a sign.

or maybe it's just something else to lay at the feet of social media. that of having sucked the joy out of taking photos - which we previously enjoyed.

bastards.

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what else?

oh, i had the recent revelation that i no longer need to pay people money to tell me things i already know.

that's revolutionary, don't you think?

i just need to execute the things that i already know.

which is usually where i wobble.

nevertheless, epiphanies were had.

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speaking of epiphanies....here's a brilliant one by my lovely friend, Lisa.

she's one of my Sheroes and i want to be just like her when i grow up.

she's the Thelma to my Louise.

one day, we'll get to meet in person and then the world will rock on its axis.

you've been warned.

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it's the autumn equinox this week and yet *laughs hysterically* the weather forecast for Thursday shows a humidex of 35C.

i'm not amused.

but i am amused by this little gem....i nabbed a screenshot before the typo was discovered but it tickled my heat-befuddled funny bone. [check out the low for September 25]

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*wipes tear*

oh, those Weather Network jokesters! as if their largely inaccurate forecasts weren't already fodder for ridicule.

bearing in mind, the forecast above -- observed about a week ago --  looks nothing like the one i saw earlier today.

i don't know why they bother with long-range forecasts.

PURE FICTION.

and on that note, i bid you, Dear Reader, a marvelous week.

~m. xo