Let's see if I can get you caught up somehow. January was my 10th blogaversary. I missed it at the time. Which seems appropriate. Still not ready to give up the ghost, but it's sure hard to come here on any sort of regular basis. Unlike Hypersexual Girl, over at Love and Lust. She's a monster! She hasn't missed a single day in six and a half years! Anyhoo, I started thinking about the past 10 years. And the friends from those early days. Whose kids are now young adults. Whose families have undergone all sorts of change--births, deaths, marriages, divorces. It's sort of like watching the Brady Bunch. Congrats to all of you that I met back then who are reading this now. We're still around!
Ooh... HNT is coming back! Briefly. Towards the end of February, Blogger/Google sent out the following email to some of its users:
Dear Blogger User,Needless to say, that news didn't go over very well, and so I decided to do a special "Fuck You Blogger" HNT on March 19 over at OHNT. Our last shot before disappearing forever. I got a lot of positive support, and immediately got about a half dozen pics for it! Then the unexpected happened... After a huge outcry and ridicule, they reversed their decision! After talking with a couple of people, the consensus was to keep on schedule, and call it "We Beat Google!" HNT. So it's on! March 19th. Send me your pics and they'll go up on the OHNT site. Should be fun to see everyone!
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In the coming weeks, we'll no longer allow blogs that contain sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video. We'll still allow nudity presented in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts, or where there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking action on the content.
The new policy will go into effect on the 23rd of March 2015. After this policy goes into effect, Google will restrict access to any blog identified as being in violation of our revised policy. No content will be deleted, but only blog authors and those with whom they have expressly shared the blog will be able to see the content we've made private.
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What else...? Montana Legislature is in session, and true to form, the state was the butt of national jokes when one of the Tea Party whack jobs introduced a bill to reform indecent exposure laws. And his infamous comment about outlawing yoga pants. Saner minds prevailed when the bill was immediately tabled in committee (unanimously), but it set the tone for the rest of the session. Be sure to watch the national news, because there will be plenty of other opportunities to embarrass the state in the coming weeks!
My oldest niece is getting married in May. In Colorado. Not sure of the reasoning for that, but OsTour'16 now has a destination! I'm sure that pics will follow...
Ummm, that's about it. See you at HNT, and then here in a month or two, if lucky!