Facebook friends who make me facepalm and those who keep me on Facebook

We all have our Facebook faults, as well as finest moments.

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Facebook friends who make me facepalm:

  1. The ones who are always sharing tips/warnings/promos that are so obviously fake you have to wonder if they should ever be allowed within range of a wifi signal.
  2. The ones who tend to share satirical news items thinking that they’re real news. Most often they are the same people as #1. I just feel that it deserves a separate item because it’s especially cringe-worthy.
  3. The ones who post status messages in textspeak. Well, I’m just not going to read that. I’m probably not the target audience anyway.
  4. The ones who are always angry. At every little thing. A little righteous indignation is ok, but constant complaining about First World problems is just making my eyes hurt from all the rolling.
  5. The one who’s always posting baby pictures. Yes, I am fully aware that sometimes this person is me. Yes, I know there are countless other baby photos in the world and people don’t really need to see another one. No, I will not stop posting baby photos. I will, however, promise to never post baby poop photos, because apparently some people do that although fortunately not on my feed. Eeww, wtf dude.
  6. I guess this is sort of the mother category of #5. The ones who are always posting about basically the same thing. Food pictures. Workout stats. Rants/raves about a tv show that I don’t watch. The keyword here is “always”. Really, there’s no need to share all of that all the time. Except maybe if it’s related to a particular cause/advocacy, because I do that too.
  7. The ones posting tv/movie/book spoilers. How. Could. You. Okay I did this once before too, but c’mon. It was Harry Freaking Potter. I sort of assumed everyone knew that – um, nothing, forget it.
  8. The one who was always posting selfies. Always. But thank God you stopped. Don’t go into relapse now.

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ways to beat the heat?

Summer (okay, dry season) has barely started, and we’re definitely feeling the heat. We practically start sweating once we get out of range of the electric fan, sometimes even while dressing up after a shower. One of the twins and I have prickly heat. Four of the five electric fans in the house have some sort of malfunction or weird noise. One is really trying to soldier on but it really can’t do much against the midday heat, so these days we don’t use it during the daytime, but shuttle the other electric fan from room to room, wherever it’s needed. Still, it’s HOT, and babies and adults alike get cranky.

So, we do what we can. Like dragging baby tubs and batyas outside, filling them with water (straight from the tap and not mixed with boiling water like their regular baths), putting in a few toys, and dunking the babies in. It makes for a few entertaining minutes, yes, for babies and adults alike.


yep, there was a baby there a while ago.

(These things would be much easier, of course, if we have air conditioning and bath tubs at home, but then we don’t. So yeah, lower middle class problems, he he).

Other ways of beating the heat:

  • Frequent showers
  • Halo-halo (not yet for the babies unfortunately)
  • Going diaper-less and wearing just panties (yes, this one’s for the babies)
  • Going to the fridge, crouching down and just enjoying the cold, like Janice de Belen in the first Shake, Rattle, and Roll film but hopefully without the fridge monster. But don’t do it within sight of a toddler because she’d want in too, and then all your food would end up on the floor.
  • Showering again
  • Drinking lots of cold water
  • Holding the bottle/glass of cold water in your hands (my babies love this, and are always trying to grab our Nalgene bottles from us and walking away with it. Okay maybe it’s the bottles they like)
  • Baby sensory play with a basin of ice? Hhmm, haven’t tried this, but maybe we will!

Other ideas are welcome. Lord knows we need it.

(In other news, the latest report of the Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change is out, and in the words of the CNN lead, “Your forecast for the next century: Hotter, drier and hungrier, and the chance to turn down the thermostat is slipping away.” I know, hanep sa segue)