“ Refrog is such a funny name. It’s like he’s a frog, and then he’s a frog again.”
- I finally got some fold-up camping chairs to put around my fire pit. I’m sitting in one on the back porch, just soaking up the sun, and I’m having this intense sense memory that takes me straight back to Toph and Charlie’s backyard last summer. It’s the nicest feeling in the world.
- We went on a hunt for a hatchet today so we can chop up some kindling for a fire. We started at the awful Ace Hardware that never ever has anything I need. They didn’t have one. On the way home, we stopped at the rinky-dink hardware store in Rocky Point. It’s this cluttered old house that’s been converted to a store, so I figured there wouldn’t be much in stock, but the nice old dude there had everything I was looking for and it was all so cheap. He even gave me a token for a dollar off next time I come in. I’m never shopping for tools anywhere else. The owner was so sweet, too. After he rang me up, he said, “Be careful with that hatchet, okay? It’s sharp. Wouldn’t want you to hurt yourself.” Hurray for the kindness of local store owners.
- This morning, I was sitting on the front porch and I watched a tiny little ant dragging a dead carpenter ant back to its ant hill. I wonder if the little guy conquered the big guy in battle. Maybe he was dragging him back as proof. That’s the only thing that makes sense. Ants don’t eat other ants, right?
I’ve done a lot of thinking about Yahoo purchasing Tumblr since the rumors first started a few days ago. At first, I was worried, like most everyone else. I’m certainly not business savvy, and I won’t even pretend to know all the reasons the deal was made, but my gut tells me it’s not The End of Tumblr As We Know It.
I trust the staff at Tumblr. I trust David Karp. I know a lot of people have problems with the changes that have happened over the past few years, but I’ve loved them. I really like the Radar showing me new and interesting blogs. I have never minded that they introduced advertising. I want the platform to flourish and make money and continue to expand. I enjoy watching Tumblr grow and change. I don’t use it the same way I did a year ago or four years ago. Some of that is because Tumblr has changed and some of that is because I have. And the changes have brought new and interesting people into my life, people I never would have met or known on the internet without my little blog.
When it comes down to it, this deal means that the internet place I love most of all will have the funding to keep growing and connecting me to more fascinating people. I’m incredibly proud of the Tumblr staff and grateful for the service they’ve built and I’m so, so excited to see the changes this will bring.
Fuck yeah is right, Karp. Fuck yeah.