I am giving myself permission to slack here today, because I’m riding high on anxiety. I find it difficult to function in this situation, so I will do myself the healthy favor of not holding myself to as high an expectation. After all, it’s self-defeating to make oneself present calm, interesting, and potentially informed information when there’s a large part of oneself going ‘GAH!‘ at the top of its hypothetical lungs. *chuckles*
As it were, I’m poking through my interesting link file and not finding anything interesting enough to want to present. There’s the standard youth bashing which probably has some validity, but most of it is the standard ‘my generation is better than your generation’ that will go on forever. There’s the unsurprising discovery that Facebook ‘friends’ cause stress, which is rather unsurprising in over-polite society. Or the grim news that people actually drank from skulls – it makes sense when you think about the ease of container usage there.
I guess the only really interesting thing is that the ASA is to take on monitoring things posted online. Some could, and will, argue that it’s the nanny state gone wild – why else would they keep an eye on things companies claim in netspace? I personally think that it might be a good call – it’s bad enough the things that companies can get away with claiming between the lines of legal advertising. The claims they can flat-out make and try to bully people with unmonitored are probably even worse, yanno? I don’t know exactly how they plan on doing it, or even what advertising is being done (thank you Firefox + AdBlock Plus!), so…
As for now, I’m going to go attempt to relax, and see if I can think up something to write for this week’s Chrysalis Experiment prompt. I’m cross, ’cause I feel like there’s an idea in my head, but that I just can’t find it. It’s an incredible tease, and I shall flounce and lament it… just ’cause. 😉
Have a nice day, if that’s your thing to do!