Anybody having problems reblogging?

Anyone else having issues with rebloggin?

Today is the second time it happens to me.

First, on October 18, I tried to reblog this:

Nike says “Lance Armstrong bad. Sweat Shops Okey Dokey”.

It posted my comment but not the post I was reblogging.

Then I tried to reblog something else and this time around it didn’t even post my comment. Nothing went through.


I suppose I should write an update.

24 hours later and one attemp by WordPress to sabotage this post, here I am.

Funny, I finished it, hit published and WP deleted the whole thing.  Didn’t even save it as a draft.

Oh well.

My son is gone to Toronto.

He showed up at my door yesterday afternoon after no hearing a word from him since he left in anger on Sunday.  We knew he was OK cause he was posting on Facebook but he never called us or wrote to us.

Anyway, he came with the suitcase and backpack and for a little moment, I was happy cause I thought he was coming to stay for the remainder of the trip.  But that was not the case.

He came in and he asked me to use my laptop so he could find a ride to Toronto.  We made a couple of phone calls and we secured his ride.

After that, we talked for a while.  He said he has talked to a psychologist on Monday and that it had helped.  He told me that the only person that understands him and cares about him is his girlfriend.

He said some not so nice things about his sister.  I refuted this and I think I was able to get my point across.  Or maybe not.  Don’t think I’ll ever know.

It is very unlikely I’ll see him again any time soon. I even mentioned this to him.

He said that he’s never coming back to Canada unless he comes with his girlfriend.  He then proceeded to suggest I should go visit him in Colombia.  I told him that is very unlikely to happen.  I told him that the same things that give him nightmares give me nightmares as well.  That I will never go back.  It took me 8 years to muster the courage to go there for a visit and it almost killed me. It led me to a nervous breakdown and I spent the next 5 months in severe depression.

No, I will never go back there.

There’s no place in the world where my son and I can be together.

We dropped the conversation because he was getting to upset.  Nonetheless, I am grateful I got to see him one last time before he left.

Then it was time for him to go.  He gave me an awkward hug, a little peck on the cheek and asked me to tell his sister he’ll call her when he’s in a better mental state.

Off to Toronto he went.  He flies back to Colombia on July 20th.

And then, who knows what will happen to him.  At least he has his girlfriend, I guess.

I have failed my son.

Damn You People!

There was a time (not too long ago) when catching up with my WP reader feed wouldn’t take me that long.

Today, I’ve been at it for about two hours and I’m not even done yet.


Damn you for all eternity for making me laugh and cry and for picking on my brain.  For challenging me with new ideas, for helping me grow, for teaching me things.

Shame on you, people.  Shame on you!!!

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I can has a makeover?

OK.  Not me.  My blog.

I don’t need a make over.  I don’t think… don’t answer that.

Just one of those days

And just like that -well, with the help of awesome Fredian Slips, I HAS A PRETTY BLOG!!

All right, sorry for yelling but I’m super excited.

If you’ve had the pleasure misfortune of meeting the Summer Solstice Girl [a.k.a ME]  in person, you know I’m very bubbly and tend to get over excited when I’m happy.  Unfortunately for YOU, a lot of things make me happy.

Anyway, as you can see, the new look of my blog makes me VERY happy.

Also, I’m sorta new to WordPress but that’s another post story.  And of course, it has to do with Le Clown

In the mean time, feel free to peruse my pretty blog and the pre-WordPress posts.