While I am an optimist at heart and usually have a positive outlook, I’m not immune to life’s little frustrations. From #bloggerprobs t0 #fitnessprobs to #firstworldprobs — last weekend I experienced them all.
Luckily for me (see, I really am an optimist!) the theme for today’s Friday Five 2.0 link up hosted at Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness is fitness rants. So, here are five frustrating things that had me pulling my hair out last week.
My frustrations began early Saturday morning, when I opened Facebook to check in with my running group before heading out to meet up for my long run. One of my friends alerted me that the Tweetily plug-in I used to use to share blog posts on Twitter was going crazy again.
It was sharing posts every few minutes and even
deactivating it and deleting it didn’t make it stop!
Thanks to a blogging friend, I finally figured out how to make it stop by “revoking access” through my Twitter account. (While I was at it, I revoked access from a lot of other apps I don’t use anymore–if I ever did.) Although Twitter had been happy to let Tweetily post continuously on my behalf, it would not let me post an apology tweet until a few hours had passed. If you were a victim of my blog spam, I apologize again. And if you unfollowed or silenced me, please take me back!
After that, I thought all was well in the blogosphere until Sunday, when I searched for a recipe on my blog and saw this instead:
Now, if that doesn’t scare a blogger, nothing will!
Luckily I have an account with WP SiteCare, and they were able to restore my posts and patch the vulnerability in WordPress 4.7 that allowed it to happen.
After sending an SOS to WP Site Care, I hoped to forget about my blogging frustrations by going for a bike ride. While the skies threatened rain, the Weather Channel App promised we had a few hours until the rain rolled in. But just as we parked by the bike path, it started to pour. Since I hadn’t dressed for the rain, we had to head home. That would have been frustrating enough, but in the 10 minutes it took to get home the rain had stopped, and the rest of the afternoon was sunny! 🙁
This isn’t the first time the Weather Channel App has done me wrong–it usually leaves me caught running in the rain–but I thought looking at the radar instead of just the forecast would make it more reliable.
My other cycling related frustration this week came when I realized that my CycleBar ride package had expired with two unused rides. I thought I had until the end of the month, but it looks like they expired last week. I’m going to call to beg for mercy as soon as I figure out who to reach out to, but until then I’ll work on using up my ride package at Revolve.
If you joined us for coffee earlier this month, you know we are remodeling our kitchen. This weekend I started emptying everything out, but now I can’t remember what I put in my won’t-need-until-it’s-all done piles in the guest bedroom upstairs versus the maybe-I-will-try-to-cook-using-the-toaster oven/slowcooker/rice cooker-in-the-basement piles downstairs.
And how did I end up with three French presses?
At least I’m getting lots of exercise running up and down the stairs looking for things. 😉
Has your blog ever been hacked?
When is the last time you emptied out all of your kitchen cabinets?