Rumis #1

My post is so late! Aaaaah! Forgive me!

I have a feeling there will be a lot of these posts where I start to want to talk about something and then think of something else that would make a better post but it’s a jumbled assortment of thoughts. We’ll call this series, that will be as random as my mind, rumis as in ruminations of Nel.

A couple amazing people I’ve met through here, I talk to on an almost hourly basis. I love technology because even though we are all in different parts of the globe, we’re able to talk, laugh, cry and be happy together. The individuals I’m referring to, I consider family. I was talking with one the other day and we were discussing that phrase, “You can’t choose your family.” My instant reaction was, “yes I can.” It was a knee jerk response. But then I thought about it and I truly believe you can choose your family. Peela, I’m putting you on blast right now, has been more of a sister than me than my actual blood sister ever has. I mean that is a profound statement to make but it’s sadly true. I only interact with my family on maybe three occasions a year, if that. It’s hard to want to be around people who are constantly competing with each other or are magnets for drama. I have enough drama elsewhere in my life not to want to have to take it from my family too you know?

I started blogging back in February and since then, I can make a whole list of people who are family. Family doesn’t have to be, to steal a quote from Game of Thrones, blood of my blood. I like to be around open-minded, understanding, hilarious, generous individuals. These are like minded people to me. They boost my confidence to continue being my silly, positive, sometimes brutally honest, very emotional self. They expect nothing less from me. Actually they expect nothing at all from me except to continually strengthen this bond we have so that it lasts forever. When a person like that is staring you in the face, how can you not call them family? I mean if you are willing to listen to me rant about everything under the sun from my crappy day to my political views and still love me anyway, you are simply everything.

Anyway, keeping this post short today. I also want to point out that I’ve gotten into the habit of sending people mail and/or care packages (if you’ve never had a Reese Cup, I’m sending you one so you better mention that in the comments below). I want to say that my life is pretty hectic but I haven’t forgotten mail or letters I’ve received from some of my family and I hope to get letters and packages out in the mail before my Orlando weekend getaway later this month.

I love you all! You’re amazing! I hope you’re having wonderful days!

Tales of an Insect

***Warning! This story contains cursing because I curse a lot in real life especially when unexpected things I’m not prepared for occur***

I’m traumatized.

No, seriously. I try to be a good girl and eat my serving of dark leafy greens but CLEARLY, there’s a reason I’m carnivorous and here’s the story detailing why:

For the past couple of days, I’ve been trying to make sure and incorporate my serving of fruit (apple for breakfast) and serving of dark, leafy greens. I’ve slowly taken a liking to sauteed kale which says a lot cause I hated kale before except for in Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana soup (it’s soooooo good!). I decided to learn how to cook it the edible way and now it’s not so bad. So I went to the Eagle (grocery store we frequent a.k.a. Giant Eagle) and purchased some kale. Kale is really cheap btw! I thought it was expensive so I think that’s why I avoided buying it, as well as hating it, but it’s only like $1.50 for a bunch. Anyway, I cooked the whole bunch in  my wok and we ate it for two days as a side to whatever protein we cooked that night. (tangents, sorry!)

Yesterday, I didn’t pack a lunch because we didn’t have any leftovers. I decided to go to Heinen’s (pronounced “High-nens”), a higher end grocery store near my work, for lunch. They have a salad bar that I would sometimes utilize when I felt the need to be healthy especially back in my pet retail days. So I go over there and build my salad. I use baby spinach leaves, spring mix which has like argula and stuff in it, bell pepper mix, raw broccoli, bacon bits, egg, sunflower seeds and croutons drizzled with a light Italian dressing. There’s a million and one options at a salad bar but they charge you by the weight of your salad and I would never spend $10 dollars on salad unless it had steak on it (sorry vegetarians). While I’m in the store, I also pick up my boss’ usual lunch as well.

I get back and of course work is a little slammed so I don’t get to eat the salad right away but since it’s in a closed container, I figured I’d mix it up so the dressing would coat all the salad-y bits and I’d have an even spread when it came time to eat it. I finally get a free moment to eat the salad and I was very much enjoying my food okay. Usually, I browse social media or check my personal email while I’m eating but, I’m also the type that looks at every bite of food before I put it in my mouth. You will never catch me eating anything in the dark except for like a granola bar or a Rice Krispy treat.

I happened to look down after taking a bite and I see something very odd looking in my salad. At first I thought it was just a large piece of bacon because they don’t always finely chop the bacon.

Then I looked closer….

And the bacon looked like it had tiny legs….

So I looked even closer…

And I saw eyes! INSECT EYES!

I almost vomited all over my desk. I looked again and moved it with my fork and couldn’t believe what I was looking at.

I roll back in my chair and simply state, “I’m done with Heinen’s.” My boss’ office is right next to me so she heard me say that and goes, “Why, what’s wrong?” I get up and take my  half eaten salad to her and say, “What the hell is that? IS THAT A BUG IN MY FUCKING SALAD?!” (She curses worse than me, just f.y.i., haha) She looks, makes the vomit noise and then tells me, “You better take that salad back to them right now! GO!” Ma’am, yes, ma’am!

To give you an idea of what I saw, imagine a cricket, no a moth, or a cricket with wings, maybe a grasshopper still wrapped in it’s crysallis in my mother effing salad! That’s truly a first for me okay. I texted my husband with lots of crying face emojis telling him I almost ate a bug! I took the salad back to Heinen’s and showed the customer service people and they refunded me my monies. That was nice of them but I’m never eating there again.

Moral of this story is, there’s a reason I’m a carnivore but also, look before you eat ESPECIALLY if you didn’t prepare it yourself. (It’s not lost on me that insects are a source of protein for some but I prefer to eat my salad without eyes, thank you!)

P.S. if you laughed at this story, laughter is welcome because my boss laughed about it all after the fact.

Have you ever had a bad food experience? Let me know in the comments below.

Food Discovery

I was searching RT for a post I made a while ago about types of food that we eat together that some may find weird. However, there are 241 posts on this blog and searching for the word “food” brought up a ton of posts including every Endangered post I’ve written (which are just not related to human food). So failing that, I just decided to start the post anyway. If you go searching for it, and find it, you’re a rock star!

Edit theorangutanlibrarian is a super rockstar! She found the post I was thinking about. Now I owe you cronuts if you ever find yourself in the heart of the nation 🙂 (Click here to read it.) ***

The other day my husband was watching a video featuring Tyler the Creator talking about breakfast food. Based off the snippet I was listening to, he was looking for a new type of breakfast food he could come up with on his own. Throughout the video, he was exploring this shop that made some very interesting pastries that lead me and the husband to a food discovery. Also, at the end he ended up making a breakfast sushi which was pretty cool and worth mentioning. The sushi rice took the form of a piece of a waffle with the raw meat being sausage on top and it was wrapped in a thin sliver of egg which mimics the seaweed. He also made this green butter which mimicked wasabi on the side. All of this was with the help of a chef of course but it definitely made me want to try it.

(Have I mentioned how much I LOVE FOOD?!? Especially breakfast food!)

So anyway, what caught my husband’s eye and made him show me was this CRAZY, COOL pastry called the cronut. You read that right. A cronut! It’s a croissant donut! Donuts are traditionally deep fried to get that sort of crisp outside and soft center where a croissant is usually baked to get that fluffy, flaky texture (I may suck at baking but I understand the processes!). A cronut is a meld of the two sort of? I still don’t quite understand it besides the fact that it’s baked in layers with a donut-y (?) bottom of sorts.

ANYWAY! This beautiful cronut that he was experiencing, was not in this country. So of course I go on a frantic Google search to see if any possible bakery near me makes this wonderful food invention that we just learned about. Now, there are retail bakeries like Dunkin Donuts and Jubilee but it’s a pretty low chance you’ll find an authentic cronut at these places. There is a such thing as a mock cronut! I don’t know what one looks like though because I found a local, mom and pop bakery that makes the real, deal, holy field! Talk about lucky. You pretty much have to wake up at dawn if you want them fresh out of the oven. Since I suck at waking up that early unless I have a very specific reason, I went more around 9am.

I present to you, the cronut:

If you’re wondering, yes, they’re freaking delicious and are slowly ruining a regular donut for me with their goodness. Next time I go, I’m going to try the cruffin (you read that right too; its a croissant muffin!)

Have you ever had a cronut, cruffin or any other crazy, delicious bakery? Any recent food discoveries in general?? Let me know in the comments below!

Wordy or Lyrical? You Decide.

When you read sentences such as:

His queasiness increased as each question added to his overwhelming anxiety.


With skin the shade of finest milk chocolate and wings of delicate bronze, her hair a waist-length tumble of brown and gold, and her eyes a hypnotic green…

Are you able to imagine these things clearly in your mind’s eye?

I am currently reading two different books. The first one is Fatal Destiny by Marie Force and the second one is Archangel’s Heart by Nalini Singh. The first one came out of a contemporary suspense novel and the second one came out of a paranormal romance novel. I ask this question of you, dear readers, because I wonder if wordiness is something you think about while reading. Let’s examine the definitions. (For the record these were taken straight from Google definition search)



Based off the definitions, which would you say fits the example quotes? Or do they fall under both definitions?

When I think of lyrical, I think of songs or poems. When I think of wordiness, I think of research papers. I understand that writers are sometimes trying to create a vivid picture in your mind about the world or the character’s feelings but do you ever feel like sometimes less is more especially in fiction novels? Wordiness works for me when describing landscapes or any setting. For example, a night sky would be “stray streaks of color bleeding into the darkness highlighting the constellations against the pale white of moonlight” (I made that up I think?) but when it comes to describing basic emotions, sometimes less is more. If someone throws an object at the wall during a conversation, I can tell they’re pissed without the author having to specifically name that emotion. In times like those, I just want to focus on the conversation. Only thing you can tell me is if one starts yelling or it gets so heated, they make out (I’m a diehard romantic).

From a reader’s perspective, I’m often viewed as being nitpicky. The point of the wordy and lyrical language is to pen our minds to interpretation; because you know we can all read the same thing but get a completely different meanings out of the content. Maybe I’m just a simpleton but when I encounter books that are too wordy or even lyrical to an overbearing degree, it just turns me off. It also doesn’t help that I tend to think if I read one authors wordy book, I’ve read them all and choose not to explore any of their other books (you big meanie! I know).

However there are  few exceptions which maybe I’ll cover in a later post. What are your thoughts on words during your reading sessions? Are these topics you cover in your reviews? Let me know in the comments below!

(P.S. If you’re interested in the books I described above, just click their covers to the right of this post for their Goodreads page —>)


For once I’m writing a post in advanced! I felt like I should get it down today because I’ll most likely forget what I wanted to say by morning.

So it’s fall in the northern hemisphere. Also known as Autumn depending on who you ask. That means several things:

  • Trees shedding leaves
  • Pumpkin everything
  • Cooler weather

Going in that order, first, I hate that the trees shed their leaves. I LOVE the color changes. They are very beautiful but I HATE raking. When you switch from living in an apartment, where you weren’t responsible for yard work, to living in a house with FOUR (kill me) ginormous oaks and whatever that tree is that drops the helicopter seeds, you truly begin to hate Fall. We’ll have dead leaves in our yard from now until Spring, no joke. All the trees (of course) are not on the same nature clock and drop their leaves at all different times. (That would make our life way too easy eh?)

Second, pumpkin everything and I mean everything. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE pumpkin rolls and those little pumpkin shaped candy corns and even pumpkin pie but the problem with me is that everything is pumpkin themed from August til Christmas. I see pumpkins EVERYWHERE and I’m already over seeing or hearing about 15 thousand advertisements about pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks. There’s more to Autumn than pumpkins people!

Third, it’s supposed to be COOLER weather not HOTTER weather. I just about died when I walked outside today because it’s 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) in Ohio right now. Why the hell is it so hot in September??? If it keeps up at this rate, we won’t have trick or treaters at our door because they’ll get heat stroke from wearing their costumes walking 2 blocks. Maybe pass out water bottles instead of candy? It would be slightly more healthier…. (Heat makes me crazy can you tell?)

There is just one thing though that I ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY look forward to about Fall:




Can I just tell you how excited I am about Grey’s Anatomy returning THIS THURSDAY?? Yes, you heard me right. And it’s a 2 hour season premiere! I was one of those people that watched ER back in the day and adored that show and didn’t think any hospital show could ever replace it. I literally refused to watch any of Grey’s Anatomy for about 6 seasons I think because I was so anti-any other hospital type drama.

But then Netflix (my second obsession besides books) came along.

And then you get bored one day and decide to start a long show that you could do while multitasking while cleaning or background noise while reading and you think to yourself, “Cool, i don’t really have to pay that much attention. I can focus on my tasks, etc.” Except…..


I mean my God. This is one show that hits every point on my emotional spectrum; even the cheesy episodes! And now season 14 (THATS RIGHT! FOURTEEN YEARS!) is about to air and there are only about 4 characters of the original cast who have been there since the beginning and I’m just so, freaking excited! (TWO WHOLE, WONDERFUL PREMIERE HOURS).

There are other fall shows of course and I can make a list but, guys, it’s all about Grey’s Anatomy sorry.

(P.S. I’m also looking forward to Scandal since this is the final season. Just wanted to throw that out there.)

What are your thoughts about the fall season? Anything you look forward to or don’t look forward to that I didn’t mention? Let me know in the comments below!

Lazy Day

Yesterday I had a lazy blog day. Well the day before was sort of lazy blog day too. Anyway, I’ve been quite exhausted lately because late last week and early this week has been all about carpet cleaning at my workplace. This meant that everything that could come off the floor without breaking backs, came off the floor. The primary ingredient for the products that are made here is graphite. This place has been in business since 1971 so you can imagine how much graphite was on absolutely everything; layers upon layers upon layers.

My boss’ husband is a hoarder. He’s a genius, but he’s also a hoarder. He has so many things around here that he doesn’t even remember when he bought them so of course moving things around is also a perfect opportunity to get rid of a lot of things. Suffice to say, it was all an exhausting affair and I’m glad it’s mostly over for the time being. Today is all about blasting some Pandora while furniture is put back into order over the nice, clean and dry floors.

Last night I participated in a podcast that one of my favorite authors streams every week. I’m usually a silent observer but her special guest this round was one of my other favorite authors! Basically an indie author featuring a traditional, New York Times Bestseller, on her show. The author later tweeted me and thanked me for attending. It was absolutely fantastic and very informational but it also got me thinking.

Reactionary Tales was originally supposed to be a retail therapy blog, and then a book blog but now it’s something of a storytelling blog featuring my crazy life stories and stories from those voices that can’t speak for themselves (totally quoted that from a couple of you who’ve said this before). I enjoy this very much and will continue to go with this route but I was heavily thinking about starting an actual book blog where I review books, the occasional film or TV series, and recaps of book related podcasts that I listened to. I talked it over with two friends and they really think it’s a good idea, with one telling me she’d follow me in a heartbeat.  One of those friends even helped me come up with a clever name assuming it’s not already taken.

Juggling two blogs sounds like a chore but then I think about how I juggle multiple social media pages and when I do a review it’s usually in the night time versus when I write posts on here, it’s in the day time. My review voice isn’t the greatest but I guess that’s the beauty of a blogger because you can have your own voice and people will either be attracted to it or they won’t. Ultimately, I feel like this is something I should go for because I truly think I could do a decent job at it especially watching all my fellow peers with their blogs and the encouraging words from authors themselves about how much book bloggers mean to them.

That’s about all I have for today. It’s really interesting how the mind works when you’re putting thoughts to paper. I’m really good at steering down a random path sometimes. What do you think of anything I said today? Do you sometimes get epiphanies when your mind should be tired but it’s still going 100 miles an hour? Let me know in the comments below!

Tough Talks

I am of a personality that can be very blunt at times especially when it comes to certain conversations. I was speaking with a friend yesterday who was telling about her work day and she mentioned that someone she works with has a hygiene problem to the point where it’s a bit distracting to everyone else who works with this individual. So I asked her if she told said individual that they stink. She told me that she did not tell them directly but told their supervisor in the hopes that he/she would tell the individual. My response was she’s lucky I don’t work there.

Now I know what you may be thinking. Most people in this situation would probably suffer silently because they would not want to hurt that individual’s feelings. While I completely understand that sentiment, sometimes these tough talks must be had. For example, back when I was a manager at my previous job, it was brought to my attention that one of the employees was suffering from bad body odor. So I did a walk by just to make sure I was being told the truth and then I left it alone. I figured maybe it was one of those days where there was just so much going on that the individual didn’t have time to take a shower that day. I mean it happens. Some of us literally go from one job to the next and it could just be a hectic day. You have to give people the benefit of the doubt; at least in the beginning.

Well, the next day, it was the same situation and then the day after that. I got it into my mind that clearly it’s more to it than that and hey maybe the individual was immune to the smell and just didn’t notice. So I told my DM, the manager above me, and let him know that someone has to tell this individual. Maybe they just don’t know. Even he didn’t want to to do so I took initiative one day, brought them into the office, sat them down and told them, “there is no nice way to say this so I’m just going to tell you. You stink.” The individual actually took it very well. They told me that they were really glad I was honest with them to their face versus bickering with the rest of the staff about it behind their back. After that, the issue was resolved.

Now, tough talks don’t always go that smoothly. For example, an ex-friend was all about her boyfriend. I tried to like him but I just didn’t mostly because I knew he was up to nefarious actions behind her back. Well actually it wasn’t behind her back cause she knew about them but she would always shrug them off and that drove me insane. So she asked me to be a bridesmaid to her wedding. At first I said yes. And then something happened, again, that I was completely not okay with. She shrugged it off, again, and I told her I couldn’t consciously stand up at her wedding, knowing what I know, and be okay with that union. I told her I would come as a guest witness but not as a bridesmaid witness. She severed ties with me after that.

Over time I’ve come to realize that we are often put into these situations where everyone is thinking it but no one wants to say it. I’ve pretty much designated myself as the person that IS thinking it and WILL say it regardless of what the outcome might be. Maybe it’s because I was so shy before and shuttered off a good chunk of my thoughts because I was worried about other people’s feelings but I’ve come to realize that by telling the honest truth is me caring about your feelings whether you want to hear the rough stuff or not. I see it as, at least someone was honest with you and what you decide to do going forward is completely up to you but at least you have the whole picture, not just the fluffy side.

Have you ever had to have a tough conversation with a friend or family member? Did the outcome of the conversation surprise you or did you expect that reaction? Do you agree with my handling of my personal experiences? Let me know in the comments below!

Odds in My Favor

I may have mentioned this before in one of the many tags that I’ve done but for those who are fairly new to the blog, I’m a major tech nerd. My favorite operating systems to play with are Microsoft based software and Android operating systems. I make it a point to keep up with any and all tech news surrounding these two players.

Every year  Android releases a new operating system and each operating system is named after the next letter in the alphabet as well as a sweet dessert. I’ve been following Android since it was on operating system Gingerbread back when I had a Nook Color and rooted it regularly. Rooting a device means you’re putting a new, most of the time better, operating system over the stock (default) one. Android operating systems are now up to Android Oreo and just for fun I’ll list the OS’ of the past since I’ve dabbled with them:

Ice Cream Sandwich
Kit Kat
(I think P should be Popsicle, just saying)

Most smartphones and even tablets these days are made by manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Motorola, etc. These manufacturers make the hardware, which is the hard pieces of your phone, and versions of their own software (called the UI: user interface) on top of the Android source code. Android is open source. That means it is freely shared to anyone interested in developing new apps or UIs or whatever you want. In the past couple of years, Google has decided to make their own smart phones so that we can have the “stock Android” experience. That means there’s no skin on top of the source code. You’re getting the bare, no bloatware bones. Which is what I love.

The Google line started with the Nexus brand. My first Nexus was the tablet, the Nexus 7. It’s actually still around years later because I passed it on to my mother. Currently I have the Nexus 6P which was released back in 2015. I adore my phone, I really do. So imagine my surprise to find out that my phone has a defective battery due to a software update, specifically Nougat. I didn’t really notice it at first but it became very clear to me this past Saturday when my phone prematurely died at 48% when it wasn’t really dead.

I don’t want to say that I live for my phone but I definitely rely on it a lot especially when I’m out and about in Downtown Cleveland at 11 o’ clock at night. So I get in the car, plug the phone in, boot it up and it starts charging at 47%…. Something’s clearly wrong. My husband has the same phone and is experiencing the same issue so I asked him to do some research online to see if there’s a fix.

Turns out we aren’t the only ones with this issue and people have been contacting Google to resolve their issues and Google’s response is to give people brand new Pixel phones! I’ve had my eye on the Pixel for a while, since it’s the new “Nexus”, but it’s way out of my price range but if Google is replacing defective phones, I need to be on this train! It’s 1 o clock in the morning at this point and I have n idea if they’re even open but I try anyway because there’s a small chance!

Apparently they have 24 hour customer service because as soon as I submit the request, I get a phone call not even 5 minutes later. I explain the my situation pretending I did not read that Reddit thread. I told him all the troubleshooting I’ve done like draining the battery completely, soft reset, etc etc. Only thing I didn’t do was a factory reset because that requires backing up everything and wiping my phone which I was not ready to do unless absolutely necessary. The customer service rep asked me when I bought the phone and if I was still under warranty. I told him 2015 and no it’s way out of warranty. At this point I’m thinking, welp, that’s the end of that, at least I tried.

BUT WAIT! He says, “Let me talk to my mentor and see what I can do” Then I’m put on hold for like 10 minutes. I’m sitting here literally about to be sad that I got my hopes up when he comes back and says, “GOOD NEWS!” To use one of my favorite quotes from a book, “the universe exploded!” I am getting a brand new, 128 GB Pixel XL in exchange for my 2 year old 64 GB Nexus 6P and I’m still in shock even though I have a confirmed tracking number. I am NEVER this lucky! But I am 100% grateful to the Google gods for this one. I literally just saved $900 even though I never planned on buying the phone until it came waaay down in price. Seriously, what are the odds?

I hope you all enjoyed the geek/happy dance that I shared with you today. I know it’s kind of long so if you made it all the way through this story you’re amazing. Has anything like this ever happened to you before? Do you have super nerdy tendencies to specific products? Let me know in the comments below!

Keeping up with the Characters

Recently I examined my reading habits as of late. I realized that I gravitate towards series and not only just series, but series with recurring characters. Normally, you find this trait in a lot of fantasy, urban fantasy, science fiction and paranormal books. Then you have mystery, thriller and contemporary genres that have characters in the same world but not necessarily recurring. My current read is actually a crime, romantic suspense drama that features recurring characters for a whopping 11 books so far and it got me thinking. I had to do a lot of research to find this series and a couple of others that made the list but why is it that I feel I need recurring characters in order to hold my interest in a series?

First things first, when creating a fictional world, many players are to be expected. You have your main two which are usually a male and a female, two of each, or some other variation and they are surrounded by sub characters who you slightly connect with, maybe grow to love, but the focus isn’t really on them. After the first book however, things are subject to change. One such series that I’ve read (Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh) features the main characters Raphael and Elena in the first and second book and then the next couple books are focused on members of Raphael’s team but then the book after that circles back to Raphael and Elena, and so forth. I quite enjoy this series but I wonder if I keep reading it because it circles back to R&E even though I’m not necessarily invested in the side characters?

But then you take a world where the same two characters are in every book and you are watching them learn and grow more and more about themselves. For example, the series I’m reading now that I mentioned above, the Fatal Series by Marie Force, the time span between the first book and the second book is a week. Last week was focused on the murder case of a United States Senator and this week its a US Supreme Court Justice with the personal everyday dramas of the main characters involved. The main woman is a cop who struggles with dyslexia and is obsessed with solving the case that left her dad a quadriplegic and you have the man who’s in love with her but is struggling to try and make a life with her while dealing with his own career as well as the loss of some people closest to him.

This attachment I form to people that don’t even exist is pretty intense. I find that it’s becoming harder and harder for me to read a standalone because I end up wanting more even if it means reading about different characters in the same world, with loose connections to the mains, in the hopes of getting a glimpse of life after book one for those mains I connected with. Then I think about my Netflix watching habits and it’s like watching a TV series versus a movie but not at the same time. I can watch a movie and be content with it ending but when it comes to books, I just have a really hard time.

Anyway, the main reason for this post was to get an idea of what you, my fellow readers, think of series with recurring characters versus series with different characters each book. Do you find yourself becoming attached from the first two characters at the start? I realize that a lot of books do end well or have a subsequent spin off series to completely tie up loose ends with all characters involved but do you ever find yourself wanting more with certain books or book genres versus others? Let me know in the comments below!

Facebook Friday 9/8/17

Hey, Hey! It’s Facebook Friday!!

Facebook Fridays is a weekly segment of RT where I share some fun stuff I observed on Facebook this past week. I share a fun meme or screenshot, a video that resonated in some capacity and a photo of my own.

This week was a bit of a doozy. Since Labor Day was Monday, I had an extended weekend but it still felt like the longest week ever even though it was shortened. Of course I looked to Facebook for some fun and inspirational things to see out in the world wild web.

I came across this picture page that someone shared that resonated with me enough to share on my own page. Yes, it may be viewed as a motivational cliche but I know some really spoiled kids right now and it was just a reminder to me about the the huge potential we all have of becoming extraordinary beings in many ways.

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Next I’m going to share two videos because the only picture I shared was of me and my friend and I don’t think she wants her face on my blog since I had to coerce her to take the picture in the first place, haha.

The first video will make you scream “AWWWWW” and go hug your dog if you have one or a stuffed dog if you have one of those. Pit bulls are my absolute favorite breed so I squealed with major delight when I saw this video and begged my husband to get me a duplicate set:

My second video made me hearty laugh out loud. A friend shared it to me because everyone that knows me and sees anything book related, Outlander related, Game of Thrones related, etc, shares things on my Facebook or tags me in it. This woman is in Barnes & Noble looking for a book and her reaction to them not having her book is a fan level beyond anything I’ve ever seen. I reposted this to my page with the caption, “If I ever reach this point in my life, make sure I’m arrested.” with lots of laugh emojis. You have to watch it to the end because the cashier’s very last reaction is the funniest part!

That’s it for this week. Have you seen anything interesting or fun in your social media this week? Do you agree with the woman about the Misery series?? Let me know in the comments below!