Sunday Post #161 Gremlins

May 17th, 2015 Kimberly Sunday Post 127 Comments

17th May

Sunday Post

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So last weekend I had a serious headache (which I am still plagued with), and went to bed without checking the Sunday Post. I am anal and despite having a cron job set up to ensure my posts go live, and double checking each day that the next day’s post is scheduled correctly- I still check every night at 12:01 am. ESPECIALLY the Sunday Post since you all link up…but last weekend I fell asleep around 10 ish…and woke up at 8:30 Sunday Morning to no post! Gads! I have no idea why. ( a special thank you to those who voiced concern for my well being) The Cron job had no errors, post said scheduled to go live at 00:00 on May 10th. So my answers ..GREMLINS! I scheduled a second cron job for each hour as a back up and the problem hasn’t occurred again..but seriously it was weird. A lot of you asked what an XoXpert is. Simon & Schuster had applications a few months ago for reviewers to be part of this special group. Each month we receive books and tasks. (similar to Avon Addicts program) It has been fun and I’ve made some new friends. I will alert you here on the Sunday Post when they open up applications again.

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  • Once Pure By Cecy Robson (review)
  • Eighth Grave After Dark By Darynda Jones (review)
  • The Martian By Andy Weir (audio reviewy)
  • Under The Lights By Shannon Stacey (review)
  • Compulsion By Martina Boone (audio review)
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127 Responses to “Sunday Post #161 Gremlins”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Lol..a Cron job is an application or command that tells the server to check if a new post is scheduled to publish. I set it up on the back end of my blog (through host) WordPress is designed to check for posts when someone visits. So let’s say I have a post scheduled for 1 am but no one visits until 6 am..the post won’t publish until then. A cron job basically checks the blog at 5 mins after the top of each hour and at 15 mins past the hour for scheduled posts and publishes them.

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Oh, I am excited about the HBO series Big Little Lies…sounds so good! I love any project or movie with Nicole Kidman.

    Thanks for sharing…and enjoy your new books. I am curious about The Witch of Bourbon Street.

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  2. Deborah

    I hope the headache continues to improve! I get confused about the timing thing as we’re a day ahead in Australia anyway, so I tend to post our time…

    I really enjoyed Memory Man, so hope you do too!

    PS. The XoXpert thing sounds interesting!

    Deb

    Deborah recently posted: Weekly check-in
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I have a constant dull ache and it flairs up to excruciating daily..where sound and light hurt. Very annoying. .I did make an appointment. Someone suggested pollen allergies but I have never suffered before

  3. Greg

    It happens… no worries. 🙂 Sorry to hear your headache is still around- yikes. Hope you feel better. I think that’s interesting that HBO ia doing Big Little Lies- I always like Reese Witherspoon.

    Greg recently posted: Sunday Post #91
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love the audio Greg. I like her too 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Now that I understand which is why I am so anal and double check the next day’s post daily. LOL

  4. Red Iza

    I’m so sorry those awful migraines are not over yet, have you seen a doctor ? It must have been hard taking care of a baby/reading in this state. Fortunately, you had (almost) everything programmed for the blog ! Those new books look good, especially the Jessica Lemmon. I hope you’ll be feeling well again very soon, let’s use the knowledge of those fantasy books we read and put a curse on those migraines ! Take care 😉

    Red Iza recently posted: The sunday post #47 : What’s up ?
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I guess they are migraines and yes I do have an appointment scheduled. Thankfully Sophia is young, adorable and sleeps a lot! I enjoyed the first book by Lemmon and look forward to reading it.

  5. Christy

    Ick, hope the headache is better. I can’t even remember if I linked up last week. I don’t know, I’m just totally off my game with blogging lately. Oooo Rescuing the Bad Boy! I adored the first book.

    Christy recently posted: Sunday Post #127 (5/17/15)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hmm, I couldn’t tell you. I loved the first book too..which is why I had to grab this one room or not..LOL

  6. Trish

    That was so weird about your post last week and typical that it was the one time you didn’t check it! I hope you are feeling better, as a fellow headache sufferer I know how awful a bad one can be. I’ll have a look at the Crave tour 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Right. I mean my family teases me because I always check. Thanks for checking the tour, I didn’t think you read contemporary romance

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I know. I am so surprised there aren’t programs in the UK as well.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Melliane I am eager to explore them 🙂

  7. Tanja

    I’m sorry you’re still dealing with the headache. I hope you’ll feel better soon. LOL for gremlins, but honest you never know 😉 Have a great day 🙂

    Tanja recently posted: The Sunday Post (#52)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I may never know what happened. Thanks Tanja

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Jeann. No it isn’t and I will gladly so it the door 🙂

  8. Grace

    So sorry about all the headaches! Hope you feel better. I am looking forward to your review on the audio of The Martian. I have heard mixed things but I still think it sounds interesting. Also I am pumped about a Big Little Lies project. It was such an awesome book. Have a great week!

    Grace recently posted: Weekly Rewind ~ 5.17.15
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I review the audio Grace and will be recommending it.

  9. Elizabeth

    I bet there’s a lot of boys who would love that bug ABC book, and the Witch of Bourbon Street is now on my TBR; you have something for everyone. Maybe your headache is from all the pollen, I’ve had a sore throat from it all week.
    Are you a NoseGraze affiliate now, that’s fast! I think I’m going to sign up.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Elizabeth recently posted: Weekly Wrap Up 5/16
    • kimbacaffeinate

      The bugs were actually pretty and even little Sophia stared at them intently. Doesn’t that Witch book look good and of course it is set in NOLA so I had to have it..LOL Ha, yes. I wish she did that a year ago. I refer folks and clients all of the time,

  10. Lover Of Romance

    Headaches are just the worst aren’t they!! If I had life without headaches or toothaches life would be just about perfect lol…I do want to read Jessica Lemmon…she has been on my list for quite some time, so hope you enjoy.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I read the first book in her new series and loved it,..so there was no way I could miss book two!

  11. La La in the Library

    Sending good mojo your way, HEADACHES BE GONE! I have been plagued with neck problems for the last two weeks, but I would rather suffer those than migraines. I got to the point where I have been setting my Kindle down and listening to the book with the horrid text-to-speech function. FYI, the male voice is less annoying than the female voice. I am looking forward to reading your The Martian, and Compulsion audiobook reviews. I have to swing back around and have a look at your product reviews, too. Have a wonderful week. 🙂

    La La in the Library recently posted: THE SUNDAY POST #12
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I don’t know if I would like text-to read since its different from audio narration. Ooo those are both awesome audios I am sharing. I do hope your neck feels better soon.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      and its set in NOLA Megan..I am excited and hope it’s good.

  12. Amy

    I hope you get well soon! I hate headaches, you can hardly concentrate! Darn Gremlins, I hate it when they give you a visit. Get well soon, I hope your week improves.
    Amy x

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Gremlin are sneaky little devils. Thanks Amy, have a lovely week!

  13. Cindy

    I hope you feel better soon. I am very excited about Big Little Lies, I loved that book! Have a nice week! Oh, the XOXOpert sounds like a great opportunity.

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  14. Kristin T.

    Oh…I do hope your headache goes away completely…I’ve been there with the never-ending headache and it sucks! Do let me know if you get a Fitbit – I have one and love it!!! I put mine on first thing every day and don’t take it off until I go to bed!

    Have a great week!

    Kristin T. recently posted: The Sunday Post #72 (5.17.15)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Kristin. Today was a good day, only mild but will let the doc help determine what is going on

  15. Holly

    Glad to see all is well for you! I just figured you had a human moment (since you are clearly otherworldly with your insane # of books read each month and daily posts every week) ;-). Posting later than usual is totally a human moment.

    Enjoy your week!

    Holly recently posted: Sunday Post #126
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I wish it was a human moment..at least I would know the cause then…LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am hoping that is the issue..but sad that I may now have allergies,

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love that random meme..it made me giggle and yeah send out those vibes Carol

  16. Terri

    So sorry to hear about the headaches, so hope they go away soon! Amazed you were able to get anything done, as headaches like that usually knock me out. And sorry to hear about the gremlin attack. Those guys are the worst! Feel better!

    Terri recently posted: The Sunday Post 5/17/15
    • kimbacaffeinate

      They did knock me out a lot, Weds was the worst and I never did reply to folks comments that day. Which makes me feel bad, which makes the headache intensify..LOL I live in a wheel.

  17. Jan

    I’m so sorry you’re still having headaches. I hope you get it resolved soon. I hope next week will be better for you.

    Those gremlins can be so irritating! I’m glad the new system is working well. Have a good week.

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post: May 17
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes those gremlins are annoying, thanks Jan!

  18. laura thomas

    The Memory Man looks good and I have to grab The Forgotten. I love that series! Recently I’ve had a couple of scheduled posts not go up. Guess those gremlins are making the rounds. LOL And I had a headache almost all week too. It appears to finally have gone away and I hope yours does too. I’m thinking it’s all the pollen. I watched a special on the news and they say it’s way worse than usual.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      So weird right. Do you run a cron job for them? If you are just relying on WordPress -it is set up to check for new posts every time someone views the blog. So if you schedule a post for midnight and no one stops by until 4 am, it won’t post till 4 am.

  19. Michelle

    Sorry your head is still bothering you! I hope you feel better soon!
    I thought it was weird you didn’t have it up but I thought maybe you decided not to do it and than I thought that was weird too. LOL Silly Gremlins!

    Have a great week, Kim and Happy Reading 🙂

    Michelle recently posted: *Sigh* ~WIR & TSP
    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, no I do the Sunday Post even when I am away..I mean how would ya link up. Silly gremlins is right. I guess one time in 160 posts isn’t too bad,

  20. Lola

    That’s so weird your sunday post didn’t post last week. i was quite surprised to visit your blog and not find the sunday post, as in all the 125 weeks I participated that never happened before. Weird that your cron job didn’t work somehow. It once happened to me that my sunday post hadn’t posted, but I realized I scheduled it a day too later, so that was my own fault.
    I hope your headache goes away soon, headaches are the worst! I hope you have a great week and enjoy your new books!

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #126
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah, thank goodness folks emailed and tweeted me, so I was able to manually post it.

  21. Melissa (My World...in words and pages)

    lol. It’s alright. Those little gremlins get us all from time to time. 😉 I do hope you headache goes away. I seem to have woken up with a bit of a dizzy spell from my sinuses and allergies. It’s been TERRIBLE around here for allergies lately. *sigh*

    Take care!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Melissa, I am curious to see what is causing them

  22. Kathy

    I hope you are feeling better! Since I’m in California I didn’t even notice your post was late lol. Since it is a Sunday I try to sleep in so it varies the time I actually put my link. I’ve never heard of cron job so I’ll have to look into it. I always double check to make sure my posts go live.

    Have a great week!

    Kathy recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up #54
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Well good. It didn’t go up till 8:30 Sunday morning..lol Cron jobs can be run under file managers for WordPress self-host

  23. Elsi

    So sorry to hear you’ve been suffering with a headache. I hope that resolves pretty soon.

    It’s interesting that I also was thinking about Lost in Space this week.

    Elsi recently posted: Review: Beyond Reach
  24. Terri M., the Director

    I’m so excited the SYNC program has started again! I downloaded last week’s books and need to grab this week’s. Although I’m uncertain about Great Expectations. I was forced to read it in HS and again in college. I hated it both times. However, I’ve found that audiobooks can make a classic book more palatable.

    Terri M., the Director
    Second Run Reviews

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am going this week since it really effects my day.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It has been awful. I am sitting here with 3 reviews to write, blogs to visit and books to read and the pressure in my head is making me want to hide under some covers in a dark, cold room.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh we had a rainy week too Lisa, off and on though. Hopefully we both have a better week!

  25. Daniela

    Oh… I thought you had just taken a break! Sorry to hear you were not feeling well. We all missed your post but you did post 🙂
    Thanks for offering to share the XoXpert application news! You are the best. I hope u feel better

    Daniela recently posted: What a Week! [8]
  26. Lark

    I’m so sorry to hear about your headache, Kimba! Please take care of yourself and see a doctor if it doesn’t clear up soon. Looking forward to your review of The Martian – I want to read it!

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post – 5/17/15
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I do have an appointment scheduled Lark..enough is enough.

  27. Rita

    So sorry to hear about your long-lasting headache. As one who spent her whole adult life plagued by headaches: tension, cluster, PMS, eyestrain, and migraine, I would humbly suggest you get your eyes checked since you read all*the*time! You might just need glasses, or a stronger script. If that is not the case, it could be underlying stress or lack of quality sleep. Now my “virtual doctor” hat is off, hehe…
    I am curious about your take on The Martian. I am on the fence about reading it. I know you will love Memory Man– I didn’t do the audio– that might add an extra layer of enjoyment. Hope you feel better very soon!

    Rita recently posted: Weeky Wrap-Up 5/15- 5/17/15
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I take good care of my eyes, and do have prescription reading glasses but only for small print and paperbacks, I do have an appointment scheduled in case it is my blood pressure, or sinuses etc.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah, at least I got it up in the am…so most still linked up

  28. Ramona

    Sorry about the headache – is it a headache or a migraine? I know migraines, they can get pretty bad. Fingers crossed for your continuing getting-better! Hugs 🙂

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  29. Cynthia

    I am so sorry you haven’t been feeling well! I think you should get a fitbit! I just for the Fitbit Charge HR. I have had it for five days and LOVE it!! I have been going to my bathroom on my second floor (when I am downstairs) just so I can get more steps in. It’s awesome.

    Cynthia recently posted: Friday Finds
    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL..that is a good idea. Yeah my phone works great, but I don’t carry it everywhere especially at home

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah, it is making me crazy. thanks Michelle

  30. Ro

    Goodness, like everyone else, very concerned and hope the doctor can offer insight as to what’s going on so you get better soon. HBO always does awesome series, so I’m looking forward to checking this one out, as well as the new True Detective. I see you received my boyfriend (lol) David Baldacci’s book, Memory Man and can’t wait to see your review. Feel better! Hugs…Ro

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited about Memory Man on audio..hopefully your er boyfriend delivers 🙂

  31. Sophia Rose

    Hope the headache goes away soon. I get them like this during the allergy season which is also the high-stress time at work. They are so distracting and wear you down. And of course the Gremlins visit when they sense you are weak. 😉

    Loved your Charlie quote pick. Reyes will be happy to keep said named objects occupied. 😉

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, yes I think Reyes would be down with that. Visiting doc this week.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hope I am not heading in that direction and that this is something simple.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, I do Nonna’s Corner once a month sharing books for children (that I read to my granddaughter Sophia)

  32. Teddyree

    You have my sympathy with the headache. A few years ago I had a nasty headache that was with day in day out for weeks and all traditional medicine failed to help. A friend recommended a Japanese acupuncturist, (the technique was slightly different to Chinese) and after 3 treatments I was headache free. I now have great sympathy for anyone who suffers past the ‘normal’ … hope it eases soon. I’m off to check out your review of The Martian, I have it on audio but keep putting it off lol.

    Teddyree recently posted: It's Monday: Check-In Time
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hmm..if traditional doesn’t work I will look into that. It really hinders daily life

    • kimbacaffeinate

      hehe..yeah they are sneaky little suckers.

  33. Lindy

    I’m sorry to hear about your headache! I hope you’re feeling better now 🙂 I’ve been under the weather too, and have Shingles. It’s challenging to get everything done when you’re under the weather! I’m looking forward to reading your review of Under the Lights! That book looks so good! I have Rescuing the Bad Boy for review too, and am looking forward to it! Happy Reading Kim!!!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh shingles are so painful, I remember my grandfather having them..take care

  34. Aurian

    I am glad you are feeling a bit better Kimba, and I know how horrible those headaches are. I am going to do some blog catching up this week, so I hope to get to some of your posts as well, seems like I missed some really good ones.

    Aurian recently posted: Anne Bishop – Vision in Silver
    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Aurian I felt better Monday and Tuesday but the headache is here again this morning. Doc thinks allergies or stress are triggering them…gads.

  35. Tyler H Jolley

    Sorry about your headache, Kim. Those suck. I hope you get your fitbit. I have one and love it. It really keeps me motivated and I really like that it tracks my sleep.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It tracks sleep? pfft..it will tell me I don’t get enough..4-5 hrs tops a night if I am lucky

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, it is something you can schedule on the back end, log into host and schedule it.

  36. Lorna

    Your headache sounds brutal-I hope it’s not allergies! I used to get those headaches where I couldn’t lift my head up off the pillow. A cat scan later, and it was diagnosed as sinus headache from allergies. I have been on Singulaar ever since-I still get an occasional headache, but not like those I had before the meds-and this is easily 15 years ago now. It might work for you as well-hope you feel better soon!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Doc is saying he believes allergies or stress is the cause.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh well that is a bummer for sure Michelle.