A This Week I on a Monday!
The reason for posting this today is that yesterday I had to get up at 5:30 am and then didn’t get home till 7:30pm as I was doing possibly the only interesting thing that actually happened to me last week.
Normally I would have written this in advance on the Saturday night, but I didn’t get back from Roller Derby till 5:30pm and then I had to get ready for my long Sunday and go to bed early, so instead you’re getting it a day late.
I could, of course, have not bored you with this incredibly dull week at all. But that’s just madness. Believe it or not (and don’t think I can’t see the look on your faces) there are people who wonder where I am when I don’t tell them about what I had for dinner that week and, for reasons known only to themselves, enjoy learning that my week was much more boring than their week.
So, for those 3 people. This Week I….
This meal was supposed to be sausage kebabs and cheesy potatoes. No, it’s not a grown up sophisticated meal, but it is easy and cheap and tasty. You are supposed to thread the courgettes, cherry tomatoes and sausages onto a skewer and put them in the oven. Except none of the 3 shops I went to had skewers. So instead Mr LLL just bunged them all in the oven and then served them up to me shaped like a face, just to emphasise how much of a not grown up meal this is.
Tonight I’m making lemon and chive crusted salmon. That’s more grown up.
I did warn you this wasn’t a very eventful week.
Late last week I got an email from my Adsense account telling me that one, or possibly more, or my pages had violated their terms and been banned from showing ads.
Now, I need those ads. This blog is one of my main sources of income. So I panicked, but I couldn’t see any details on my phone.
When I finally got back to my laptop I found that it was only 1 page that had been banned. This one.
It’s about having a bra fitted.
It’s not a great blog post. It’s from 2011, back in the dark days of blogging. It’s pretty bad really. It doesn’t even make lots of Adsense money. However, that was not the point. The point was that Google had banned it for the following reason.
As stated in our programme policies, we may not show Google ads on pages with content that is sexually suggestive or intended to sexually arouse.
Honestly, I was a bit pissed off at the suggestion that anything that mentions the word boobs must be somehow sexually titillating. I can promise you that bra buying is not sexy, just in case you’ve never bought one and thought it was.
So I requested a review.
They reviewed it and agreed with me that bra buying is definitely not sexy, so you’ll be pleased to know that a 7-year-old post that no one ever reads can continue showing ads.
I did say this wasn’t exactly an eventful week. Other than being accused of peddling smut and eating dinner that looked like a face, the only other thing worth mentioning that I did is get up at 5:30am on a Sunday morning and go to Stevenage.
I had to go to Stevenage for the first practical workshop of my Personal Trainer Diploma. This one was aimed at the practical session for the Level 2 Fitness Instructor portion of the course.
It didn’t start till 10am, and Stevenage is less than 90 miles away. But, as I can’t drive, this meant spending 3 hours on a train and still arriving late as the train didn’t get in till 10:03 am.
I was very tired. I certainly don’t normally get up at 5:30am, especially on Sundays. I also work from home, so being out of the house for more than 4-5 hours at a time is a bit of a shock to they system. It was, however, a very useful day.
I got home at 7:45pm, drank some wine and then fell asleep.
I do have this lovely photo of me faffing with a rowing machine from the Study Active Facebook page.
Now I just need to prepare for my assessment at the end of September.
And that was another deeply dull week in my life.
How was your week?