I really should put this in a hub and enter the competition, but I won't.
Everyone chill out!! We're all so focused on earning on HP, complaning about HP, complaining about Google, bemoaning our writing lives (myself included) that we're forgetting what really is important.
As I sit here, my 86 year old father in law is trying to recover from a bout of sickness that has left him seriously weakened. As I sit here, peoplle are sitting in Syrua, Nigeria and various other countries around the world dying, or fearing for their lives. As I sit here, peole are being murdered for daring to oppose or for expressing their opinion. As I site here, women are being treated like dogs, children are being left to starve, poor are being neglected, the diseases are dying.
While there are some people on here that rely on HP, many of us do not - so let's get realistic and for once be grateful for what we have, and for what we have achieved - we are the lucky ones who have the ability to complain that Google Panda is killing us - for one, I'd prefer it to be Panda than the Syrian government!
So chill out, crack open a beer (Mine is an IPA today) and enjoy the life you have - don't worry about traffic - it'll come back or not.....
...OK rant over...go back to what you were doing, I'll sit here quietly drinking my beer!
Amen. My son fell from a 20ft balcony just over two weeks ago, fractured his scull and was bleeding (small bleed from the brain) for the first 36 hours there was a possibility that he might need major neurological surgery. There were fears(initially that he'd broken his back and when they were dispelled there were fears that he'd broken his neck) Fortunately neither. He had however, fractured a bone in his hand. At the fracture clinic recently (weds) we were told that he'd ruptured his extension tendon for the middle finger of his right hand. He needs an urgent operation which we are told may take place Sunday. We are also told that he may never be able to use his middle finger fully again. He's 19 years old and almost qualified as a hairdresser. Two days before the accident he was offered a place at a prestigious salon to complete his training. He's worried about his place, I'm just thankful he's still alive. We all need to get some perspective.
Thank you for the compliment! I actually do have a hub entitled 'What is the best beer' - my favorite is Bells Hopslam - funny enough I just bought some of the Sam Adams you mentioned and am about to try it!
You can't beat a curlywurly. In fact my son, Thomas, asked me for one when he was in hospital (when he was little and he'd fallen or something, I'd always buy him a curlywurly) But there again, a cream egg or mint aero are also serious contenders.
This is a great Friday... I'm in Canada and last weekend brought snow and bad road conditions... today, it feels like Spring and almost all the snow is gone. I saw a few people outside with shorts on, so the end of the week is warm, snow-free, and making me look forward to Spring. I cheered myself up during the snow storm last weekend by starting some container garden plants and today, 7 out of 10 types of plants have shoots showing above the soil... Yes, definitely, today and tonight is for chillin' out and daydreaming about Spring which is just around the corner!
(Daylight Savings Time Clock change tomorrow night... another indication that winter is going to be a memory soon)
Yeah that's nice, for me spring indicates optimism. I'm taking my son and daughter to New Quay, south Wales in two weeks (part of my sons rehabilitation) can't wait. Got my camera, my kids and my dog. Wonderful!