Chocolate-less Valentine’s Day

Don’t forget to participate in my polls about self-checkouts and I’ll link back to your blog when I post comments and results next week.

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So did everyone survive/enjoy Valentine’s Day?

Grandma here gifted the children with giant boxes of good-quality chocolate.

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3 polls about self-checkout machines

The other day I rambled on about my day and mentioned an incident in a store about a self-checkout machine.

They’re popping up everywhere in modern, civilized society. And many larger chain stores are renovating to accommodate this trend. I see this in in the Greater Toronto Area, but I have also seen this in Switzerland while on vacation last summer.

The interesting thing is the comments that came in on my post.  It came from an assortment of international readers beyond Canada where I live.

This has me thinking. (Uh oh… 😏)

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A question, an irritation, self-checkout and more on the deactivated comments in WordPress

Welcome to the most convoluted title I’ve have come up with yet. Hold on to your hat as you read my post because I am in a ramble-y sort of mood. 😛

Today I discovered something cool at a local coffee shop.

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What’s up with the deactivated comments in WordPress?

I contacted the Happiness Engineers at WordPress to find out what the disconnected comment situation is all about. In my case, it usually happens if I publish in mobile (rarely) or if I start writing in mobile, and then finish/publish on my laptop (usually).

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Noises other people make

I came across an article that smacked me upside the head in a aha! moment when suddenly, things start to make so much more sense.

The article is called The Other as Noise and talks about a condition called Misophonia.

There are different ways to define this condition.

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Alone in a coffee shop at night

There is a coffee shop in Canada called Tim Horton’s (Tim’s for short) that is ubiquitous with hockey families. Often, you will find a Tim’s near a rink, especially older arenas. Actually, there are Tim’s everywhere in the city, including near schools, churches and on every street corner.

I’m currently sitting in such a Tim’s on this snowy, Sunday night.

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Dreaming while giving the silent treatment

I’ve been exercising my abilities with the silent treatment.

I don’t know what the problem is when people complain about receiving the silent treatment; I for one would enjoy being on the receiving end of blissful silence. 🙄

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Seeking self-worth in all the wrong places

Where do you derive your value from? Your self-worth?

From other people? In the form of praise? Acceptance? Or love?

Or from an internal sense of a job well done? Maybe from an accomplished task?

From a paycheck?

Please don’t say from kids. Especially not teenagers. 😔

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Imagine your words

Imagine your words, written or spoken, affecting your audience.

They teach, the words. Cultivate the mind and spirit.

They inspire. Enlighten. Warm the heart and soul.

Words have meaning, deep and profound.

Tone matters.

Timing, too.

Where do they come from, the words?

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Mostly wordless Sunday…

I don’t have much to share today so here are some pictures of a Canadian hockey family spending a typical Sunday doing the usual stuff. Before, and after, going to the rink, of course. 🙂

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