This is perhaps my favorite non-American holiday. It's the day after Christmas. It's celebrated in Canada and the UK and probably Australia and New Zealand. I don't know all the details, but it seems to be their equivalent of Black Friday after our Thanksgiving. A huge shopping day. I'd heard it was the day you exchange unwanted gifts. That sounds more fun. You get a gift you didn't like and exchange it with someone else who got a gift they didn't like. However, it was traditional to give money and gifts to the needy and that sounds a lot more worthwhile. The Boxing Day event I attended once was basically a decompressor with friends. Yes, we love our family, but family at holidays can be stressful. A decompressor with your friends who don't have the same expectations or baggage seems like a worthwhile endeavor.
And it will be official or we'll have a constitutional crisis. Either outcome is not good.
Update: 5 days now. We shall soon know if political courage still exists.
Update (Jan 2, 2017): And no it does not. The electors gave absolutely zero fucks about the Constitution. Zero.
I’m testing MailPoet for a client. Normally I use a development site, but I needed a site with content to try it out. My client had been using Subscribe2 and it works pretty good, but MailPoet seems to have a few more features that they desire.
MailPoet and Subscribe2 allow you to send emails of new posts either singly or in digest form to subscribers to your website.
The pictures I put in the post are arbitrary. This and the Featured image are from the Country Music Hall of Fame.
As you may have noticed we had an election here in the US. The candidate projected to win lost. Most people are still trying to process the implications of this upset. No one knows what is going to happen now, but many are fearful.
My NaNoWriMo hadn't been going well, and now it's been completely derailed after Black Tuesday. I can put it back on the tracks and will, but I probably won't meet the goal of 50,000 words. Onward.
Meanwhile 3/4 of America is reeling from the outcome of the US election, 1/4 is positively gleeful. I knew this outcome was a distinct possilibilty after Brexit left much of UK reeling. Much of the same mindset that voted for Brexit was the same mindset that voted for him. I simply had not prepared enough for the shock. It's going to take me time to come to terms with what just happened, what may happen now, and how to move forward in the event of a worse case scenario. And if things don't turn out that bad, I'll consider that time well wasted.