Friday, 21 July 2017

This blog post is gonna be fun.

I've been getting a LOT of spam comments recently. UGH. Here's me having fun and responding to them. (Respond as in Roast.)

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This comment was... how do I say it? ANNOYING!!! Thanks a lot, spam comment.

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Hmmm is anyone else having problems with spam comments? I'm trying to determine things. (The funny thing is that this spam comment was on the P&P05 blog post. As if people are going to start a comment chain on images loading while there's lengthy, interesting discussions on which Pride and Prejudice version is ultimately superior. :-)

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Aw thanks, spam comment. I have been blogging for three years. Blogging is quite easy; just write random trash and publish it. Tada. But thanks. (Again, this comment was on the P&P05 post. Meaning spam comments have opinions on P&P?)

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Apparently I speak Spanish. Or whatever that was. (I just Google Translate-d it, and it was Portuguese and it said that he just found a site which had all the information he needed answered all his questions. This guy probably wasn't very well informed on Jane Austen and Downton Abbey. Glad to be of help, Portuguese person. Although if my blog was that useful it implies you speak English in which case why on earth did you decide the wisest thing to do would be to comment in Portuguese?) (Huh?)

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SHUT UP. LIKE WOW. JUST GO. The door is over there. (I'm assisting your son? I give helpful tips that many men and women may have been trying to sell? Chris rounded up his inquiry with the precious recommendations hee (HEE?!) (He.) grabbed through my web site? Your spouse and you got quite thankful? LEAVE THE ROOM. You are such a ungenuine little liar.

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The Porgtueese person comments again I see. This time saying (thanks google translate) that he has 'bookmarked my blog for later'. Glad to hear it, son, glad to hear it.

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OKAY now I'm sick of you. LEAVE.

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Hi kavin. It's your first time commenting anywhere? Ha. Ha. Ha. Good try. I don't believe you. (And no, you don't create comments. You write comments.) (And it's not an article. It's a blog post.) (You thought wrongly, kavin.) (Did you misspell your own name? I would not be surprised.)

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Best of luck gaining knowledge. (Why early hours in the morning? That does not make me go like, 'ohh that's a nicer spam comment than the rest of them.')

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No, I am not clicking that URL. And no, you do not visit this web site every weekend. Glad the feelings are mutual. Liar.

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Again, I am not clicking that URL. (I couldn't refrain from telling you that.)

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NO I AM NOT CLICKING THE URL. You're gonna watch out for brussels?! What on earth do you mean with that? (I will be grateful if you don't continue these comments in the future. Thx.)

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No. I have not ever considered that. And my posts do have images. Are you blind? (Or do the images not load for you either? Are you the same dude as the the-images-aren't-loading-guy?)

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It's just you and no, no-one will comment and let you know. Lol.

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This comment was on a 'If Period Drama Characters had internet Bios' post. 'Thanks for the advice'?!? What advice? (I absolutely think this website needs less attention. From spammers like yourself.)

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Oh, it's you again. GO. AWAY. (You just copy and paste this comment everywhere, don't you.)

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You just asked the author of a blog whether she visits her blog regularly because it would make a 'pleasant experience.' I know. The blog is mine. :-P (No offence, dear sir comment, but clever you are not.) (And no, saying 'dear' does not make me go like, 'aww that's so sweet.')

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You and your spouse again. You are so creepy. Leave plz.


(That was fun.)

Friday, 14 July 2017

This and That + Thankfulness

My July has been wonderful so far, and there is still an exciting chunk to go. I'm so grateful for all my wonderful friends, my amazing parents, my hilarious siblings, all the millions of opportunities to just LAUGH. I'm so thankful for good food - I write this as I smell waffles - and for sunshine and wet hair and butterflies and hugs and notebooks and books and 1 Thessalonians and all those other things that are filling my life right now and making something beautiful of it. I'm thankful for Jesus and everything He has done and He is doing - so so so thankful. I'm afraid no human heart will ever be able to be thankful enough for it to be matched up. Human hearts can only do so much.

We just went to England for something close to two weeks. I'm grateful for the sunshine and the swimmingly awesome sea (pun intended), for cousins and uncles and aunts and grandparents who appreciate intended puns (or if not appreciate, at least are used to them), for deep chats on singleness and challenging Bible verses such as Luke 16:9, for chips and crisps (I'm so honest around here), for underrated but my-they-could-be-so-famous artists like Northern Wonder who devote their talent to praise and worship, for new ideas, for LONG EMAILS (just yes. long emails are forever my jam.) for those random dark rainy afternoons, and for actually finding time to pray.

It's saddening and humbling to pause in this summer of mine to realise that my life is extra-ordinary. I hear of deaths - some sudden, some seen coming for years already - and I hear of difficult family situations and I hear of millions of starving people and of persecuted Christians. I don't want to not think about that; even though of course I also don't; it's tempting not to, but I don't think that's right, and I want to know and realise the extent of the goodness in my life. There is so much to pray about. Like my dear friend Thandile said in an instagram caption several weeks ago, "...I am constantly thinking of those who are in less desirable circumstances. Life is so unfair in that sense. And sometimes I feel so silly because well ok, it's all nice and whatever to post an insta captions about the plight of this world, but gosh how I sometimes wish I was out there, in the field, getting my hands dirty & doing SOMETHING about it."

Anyways, I've got to go now, but I wanted to quickly pop in with some random thoughts n stuff. Basic message of the day: I'm so blessed. And we can all benefit time by praying for people passing through hard times. Amen. Thank you for reading, and thank you God, for everything. 

I'll close off with one of my favourite songs right now. A song about friendship; real, raw, deep friendship. I am so grateful for all mine. Lately I've been feeling so terribly lucky for them and listening to this song just makes me like 'yep. yes. friends, let's stick together.' (And now I'm off to spend a week with some. Seeya.)

PS You might not believe this, but today I actually biked to the swimming pool and swam for 45 minutes. I moved today. (It was terrible. Minus coming out into sunshine with wet hair. That bit felt amazing.)