Here are some miscellaneous thoughts I had and pictures that I took today. They are not necessarily related to each other.
Someone who knows about search engine optimization recently commented to say that when he typed in “SEO” to the WordPress search engine, my post about SEO was top of the list. I was at first amazed and then, secondly, horrified. The article in question was talking about how disinterested I was in writing according to the recommendations for optimizing search engines. It turns out, though, that I had accidentally done exactly what SEO recommends. Sigh.
At one moment yesterday, all the cities that I check on from time to time—Edmonton Alberta, San Jose California, and London England—were all at the same temperature; 20 C or 68 F. I wonder how often that happens.
Either I watch too much Netflix or their content has become uninteresting. Today I couldn’t find anything that I wanted to watch that I had not already seen. Maybe the problem is that their algorithm is somehow messed up and now only presents to me choices of films that I don’t care to see. Or, maybe the fact that I don’t want to watch war, or sex, or teens coming-of-age, or couples in crisis, or fictionalized political history, means that I have become too picky.
I think that someone in Edmonton has an unlimited supply of decorative facial features to put faces on trees, or else there is a secret society in my neighbourhood that no-one has yet invited me to. I saw one of these a year ago, another earlier this year. Today I found another one.
When you see a maple leaf drawn in chalk beside a bench in a children’s playground, you don’t expect it to be perfectly balanced, neat, and well-executed. It is probably gone by now because it rained this afternoon, but for a brief shining moment, there it was.