Facebook Also Thinks a Mobile Phone is a Security Blanket

Facebook phone security


Soon after my post about Google’s mobile phone fetish… I open Facebook and get a note about how I can improve the security of my account… using a mobile phone, of course.

Do you see what I mean?

It won’t be long and you will be offline if you don’t have a mobile phone to prove your identity. This is the step beyond word verification. Don’t lose your mobile phone or you won’t be able to prove you are who you say you are.

Inventive Ideas in Coffee Drinking

I went out for a latte this evening. I really like those Cinnamon Dolce lattes at Starbucks. Before now I had given up on Starbucks for coffee. It seemed all the lattes were just sweet and kind of gritty. Even the Gingerbread latte was nothing like it had been. But, now I have a fetish for Cinnamon Dolce.

While I was there I noticed a little display of green stick things. On the side of the case it explained these were sticks to prevent your coffee from spilling out of the little hole in the coffee lid, for those who take their coffee to go. I picked one up and gave it a try. One thing I did think was a draw back, it’s plastic – non-recyclable. Also, I wondered if I would get burned by hot coffee when I put the lid on my cup if I had plugged up the only outlet for the steam. So I avoided the problem and kept it out until the lid was on tightly enough.

The display for the sticks suggested anyone with ideas could contact Starbucks with their inventions/ ideas. The site was Starbucksidea.com. It actually opens at a different link, a subdomain of another site. Some ideas are posted to the site, though most are suggestions to bring back things and other assorted feedback. If you keep reading you find some real inventive ideas.

What is your inventive idea for coffee drinking? Not especially geared to Starbucks but any of the fancy coffee retail chains. Give it some thought, I know you’ve got something stirring around up there.

Dinking and Drinking

Funky Midnight Writing for Soulfully Blonde 🙂

It’s midnight… close enough. Some weird elf comes into your room with two potions. One says “drink me” and the other says “no, dink me”. (No one said elves were good proofreaders).

The elf sets your potion of choice down on your nightstand, right beside the book you were reading. He gives you a look when he sees the title of your book. Elves are kind of prudish at times.

You dink the potion (or drink it if you were silly enough to pick that one which is only going to make you taller until your head buts through the roof of your home and causes you a lot of insurance headaches, now don’t you wish you had just dinked the other potion…?) the elf begins to look a lot taller, kind of sexy too. When did you develop this elf fetish?

So, do you tell the elf about his typo? Do you give him a talk about the importance of proofreading, spelling, punctuation and grammar? Once you’ve done all that, how does he take it? Sad, how little appreciation elves have for grammarians.

Scholastic.com | Homework Hub

Scholastic.com | Homework Hub

Meant as homework help for kids but I know adults who could brush up on their writing skills. Odd that something we use everyday (communication and writing in particular) is allowed to get so rusty.

It’s my personal thing, I don’t expect everyone to have a fetish about it but stilll… communication is a tool, why let it rust?

My Secret Shopping Fetish

Why does a 40 year old woman play at Neopets? Well, you see… it’s a shopping fetish. I can spend neopoints (dollar value of zero) on as much junk as I can stand. How can you pass that up? In reality I am squeezing pennies so hard the poor things squeak. But, on the Neopian side of things I am a shopping diva, a window shopper without the pesky windows in my way.

It is my secret little side trip when I should be writing. I’ve actually been late for work (once) cause I was shopping on NeoPets instead of scraping snow off the car.

Want to visit? Sure you do. I’m not the only old woman there. I may not even be the oldest, though I suspect it’s close. lol


Don’t let me stop you from joining, get a pet of your own, a neohome become addicted and join a Guild. Become a neoshopoholic. It’s fun.