Month: February 2018

What’s Up? What’s Going On?

Now there’s a question. Or two.

And the answer? Well… just what is going on?

Let’s see.

Recently, I’ve been teasing about a forthcoming little reveal I have – er – coming. That reveal is happening NOW. OH YES IT IS!!! Well, in a moment or tow.

Just before; a quick recap of the recent madness I’ve encountered here within the Mansion walls.

Firstly, I posted a screengrab of one of the backrooms here at the blog the other day. This one, you may remember seeing it…

I’ve posted it again in black and white as it’s a recap. I also posted another image showing the colour green, and different shades of #002500, but I can’t see much point posting that image again in black and white, so I’ll not bother.

It’s the numbers that are important, you see. And it is the numbers that don’t add up which have given cause for this post’s title.

I checked my Dashboard today, and saw this:

According to the Blog Posts section in the first dashboard, I have now published 2,472 posts at today’s count. Here’s proof (you can see ‘Awestruck’ which was yesterday’s post):

So the older dashboard thinks I have published fewer posts today, than what the newer dashboard was telling me I’d published a few days ago.

The question is which is correct???

However, I’ll sort that out. The point of this post is this… I’m about to post my twenty-five-hundredth post! Did the clues help? Maybe they were a red herring. I don’t know.

I DO know, that when I turned my computer on this evening, I saw this random message on screen, before I logged in…

Which kind of caught me by surprise and made no sense whatsoever. I don’t even like shrimp. (Apologies for the quirky photo angle – I had to act quick to take the photo). I discovered that Windows have a feature called ‘Spotlight’ which throws up random pictures and messages like this – even when switched off, it seems – although it is turn offable. I digress.

Yes, sometime in the near future, date to be determined, I will post my 2,500th post, and I think I’ll throw a little blog party. Canopies will be in the Foyer and canapés will line the Courtyard in case the weather’s dreadful. No dress code. Turn up if you want to.

BUT.

If you do turn up, you will have to work! Oh yes!

Do you provide a free service through your blog that you’d like to promote? Would you like to recommend a friend’s blog? Would you like to meet a new blogger, or welcome a new blogger to your very own site? Perhaps you’d like to be a sit-down comic, and throw in a quick gag or two. Well, for one day, Beyond the Sphere will be open for promotions! My three followers, I’m sure, would love to come along and see what you have to offer.

Merely, on the post in question (whenever that will be!) all you have to do, in the comments, is provide a link to your site / your friend’s site / your friend-of-a-friend’s site (etc) and in return visit the links left by other fine folk who have taken the time to call by that day (whenever that may be!). It will be all about making connections.

Would you like to become one of the Twenty-five Hundreds? Pop along on the day in question, and you will be! I’ll even create a special badge that you can take away for doing so!

The official invitation post will be up soon, so keep your eyes peeled for it. And also keep your eyes peeled for any interesting posts that you think are most definitely worth a share – including some of your own as well!


Wordle: Automated Frustration

Look, honey, the gravity of the situation is like this:
With nerves rattled – nay, shattered – and blood just about reaching boiling point,
My voice at its crescendo and you still can’t understand me.
I’m blue in the face
And my teeth ache around the edges
As I’ve bitten my fingers down to the bare bones,
I have little birds flying around my head with the stars
From that awfully tinny electrified music
No, I’m telling you.
No.
NO!
I’m sorry, I didn’t understand your response. Please say ‘Yes’, ‘No’ or ‘Repeat’ to hear the options again…
I give up. I think I’ll write instead.
Robots.


Fish

Did I mention that we were living in the age of fishes? Did I? I’m sure I did…

Well, Debbie’s theme for One Word Sunday this week is ‘Fish’; a fact I only discovered after posting yesterday’s post. I love it when things come together.

I have, somewhere, a collection of photos of  a small school of fish in The Lake, but I can’t find the bloomin’ things, so as a backup, today I am showing a photo of a Lake Dweller who is very interested in fish… the heron!

image

So interested in fact, one is firmly grasped in that pointed bill of his!

Visit Debbie’s site for more interpretations of the theme!


Is anything making sense yet?

We are a bit all over the place here at Beyond the Sphere. We always have been, and probably always will be.

We believe that variety is the spice of life… and you can’t get much more variety than the waffle content that appears in this blog.

We like following many different people with many different interests and talents. We like ‘having a go’ at something new, and we like re-visiting our tried and trusted favourites time and time again. We like interaction. We like fun. We like creativity, direction, inspiration, purpose, thoughts, ideas, words, different ways of thinking, different ways of living, and differences in general. Each one of us is different, unique and superbly special.

We like the challenge. We like a challenge.

Whether we feel we are living in the Age of Aquarius or the Age of Pisces, we are still living in the now, and doing what we do best. Some of us may be finding something in our now being a little more testing than other areas, but we are still doing our best regardless. And that is all we can do. Regardless of how great or how not-so-great things are right now, we handle it to the best of our abilities. We have to. Challenges don’t last forever, although some may feel like that at the time.

The ‘we’ I’m referring to, of course, is all of us… not just the royal we / me / I / one… although sometimes, when my Inner Aspects play up, I do refer to myself as we!

I mentioned in my recent Letters To The Universe post that I had an announcement to make. I still do, but now is still not the time. Not quite. Not just yet.

I will, however, post a little clue… a screenshot from the backroom of the blog – the editing suite or cutting room, if you prefer – but that’s all I’m saying.

I don’t tend to follow a plan with my posts – I just allow my fingers (and sometimes Fingers, my Inner Typist!) free reign of the keyboard and hope something remotely readable crops up at the end. I like to think it works that way – it’s a little more spontaneous and a little more fun!

Threads run through posts from time to time, and other times a one-off out-of-the-blue post will appear. That keeps things fresh, I feel.

Here’s something else out of the blue:

Well, out of the fresh green actually, but beggars can’t be choosers.

I think I’ve said a little too much now, so I’ll end this post here.

Remember, keep being special and everything will be fine!