Thursday Inspiration — A Good Choice

For this week’s Thursday Inspiration prompt, Jim Adams has given us the word “wrong” as our challenge.

My whole effort to respond to Jim’s challenge today was wrong. Probably because I started writing it after dinner tonight and I was tired. I wrote and edited pretty much the whole response in an app I have on my iPhone called “Simplenote.”

I do that quite often without encountering any problems. But not tonight. First, instead of doing a “copy and paste” of what I had written in Simplenote, I did a “cut and paste.” My intent was to open up the iOS WordPress app and paste the text I thought I had copied into the WordPress block editor and fine tune it from there.

But that’s where I went wrong. Before I posted the text from my Simplenote app into WordPress, I got distracted and used the Image block to insert the image that now appears at the top of this post. But that was okay. My big mistake was tapping out the first sentence you see beneath the photo. When I got to the words “Thursday Inspiration,” I decided to create my pingback to Jim’s prompt post. So I selected those words, clicked on the little pingback icon on the task bar (see below)…

And then I went to Jim’s blog, copied the URL, and pasted it into the dialog box that the icon opened up (see below)…

At that point I was ready to paste the text from Simplenote into WordPress and was shocked when this was all that showed up.

My heart sank when I realized that by copying Jim’s blog address into the pingpack dialog box, I had overwritten the Simplenote text with Jim’s post’s URL. Shit!

So I’m sorry, Jim, but my response to your Thursday Inspiration post, which was supposed to be about fear of making a wrong decision, turns out to be a stupid explanation of why my response is about my frustration with myself for doing something wrong in creating this post.

Does anyone have any idea what I’m talking about?

Going Mobile

Our dog was due for a rabies shot and for several other annual vaccinations in January. But as the old saying goes about best laid plans, I busted my hip (and broke my arm) before we were able to take her to the vet for those shots.

Our dog is very rambunctious, and while she loves going in the car, it almost always means both my wife and I are in the car with her. But given my situation, that’s just not practical. So we turned to a mobile vet to make a house call.

She came by yesterday and gave our dog her rabies shot and two other vaccinations, cleaned her ears, and clipped her nails. Sure it was a little more expensive, but the convenience of having the vet come to our home instead of dragging our dog to the veterinarian’s office was well worth it.

FOWC with Fandango — Symbol


It’s February 16, 2023. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “symbol.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. Show them some love.