August 16, 2009

5 Random Thoughts for the Weekend

Just because the world needs more cute.


1. Hubby has some guitar music open in a separate window on the computer. The song's title is 'Your ex-lover is dead'. Every time I glance down I get a little shock, despite the fact that I don't even have an ex-lover. (it reminds me of an evil fortune cookie)

2. Do you ever read and comment on people's blogs for months on end and wonder to yourself why you bother with commenting because your comments are never acknowledged? Obviously to follow a blog and comment for months or years at a time is a type of relationship and it kind of sucks when it's completely one-sided. To me, it feels like I'm off in the distance waving my hands, calling too softly for them to hear, "Notice me, notice me. I'm here."

3. If I'm making anyone feel like I described in #2, please let me know in the comments because it is the furthest thing from my intentions. Not that, you know, I'm important enough to make anyone feel that way... but, you know, just in case. For the record: I love comments. I enjoy the feedback and back pats they supply with every post I write. They're great and thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

4. I am pathetically down in the dumps today. Just kind of sad and mopey and lacking in initiative. It's probably PMS. Of course I will take your head off if you dare to suggest to me that it's PMS. Do not negate my mope with your anti-feminist diagnoses!

5. I just said to my husband: "It's not rocket science, it's just friggin' pizza." Why? Because I am just that obnoxious, that's why. Now you know. Blame it on #4 if you will, but be careful I'm not anywhere nearby when you do.


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Thanks to Jenn at Jenny Says What? for this fab award:

I'm going to pass it on to the first 5 commenters on this post because they truly are fabulous.

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18 comments :

Laura - Are We Nearly There Yet Mummy? said...

I am number 2.

Every morning I wake up and think 'today I will make time to reply to comments'. Once a week I manage it. I am rubbish!

That Chick Over There said...

Yeah, I'm really really REALLY bad about replying to comments personally. I mean to do better, but never seem to.

Lee said...

Priceless post. Especially the last ones! Sounds like me...EVERY DAY!

Sass E-mum said...

I'm sorry you are feeling grumpy. Look on the bright side, at least you didn't just lose an hour's work on the computer. Dammit. I thought it was autosaving all my words of wisdom.

Yup. I think I might just out-grump you today.

Congrats on the award - it's all true!

Mary G said...

I don't respond to comments nearly often enough, for two reasons. The first is that I read the comments in email and to respond means I have to open Blogger. I have to be careful when I open it because I have no door on my office and my husband wanders by and says things like 'Wasting your time on that crap again.' Sigh.
The second is that a lot of my comments are one liners expressing agreement. I guess this is a fault of what I write, because when I ask a question I get great answers and good dialogue to which I do respond. So, my blogging needs revamping, I think. Thanks so much for these insights, and may your mood improve.
Me, I want to wash quilts and curtains and there are possible thunderstorms forecast. Which makes me feel like a thundercloud myself.

Ginny said...

I am atrocious about commenting. I'm incredibly lazy, and I know it's no excuse.

ModernMom said...

Hello again!
Had to come back and comment again and start following! You are too cute.
I have to say I stink at replying to comments. I do try and get around to the blogs of people who comment on my stuff and follow me and comment on their posts. Guess I feel that's good enough? Does this make sense? I never ever expect a response to a comment I leave. If I ever have a burning question I'll track you down through e-mail. Just the way I roll. lol

2. PMS Sucks.

and last...so glad my Hubby's is not the only one bearing the brunt of the PMS war going on in my head!

Loved this post and don't expect a response! HA!

Jen said...

I am bad at the return comment via email but I do try and give out lots of comments by going to other people's blogs. I shall try and do better with the emailing.

Michaela said...

I guess I'm a lot like MordernMom... I don't really reply directly to comments (unless a question was asked). I usually go to the blog of the person who left the comment and leave them one on their blog... I wish I could say that I'm quick about that too, but I'm not. It usually takes me about a week. *sigh* I tried to be better about it.

Erin M. said...

You are one of the few commenters on my blog, so I'm assuming this does not apply to me! Ha!

I'm so sorry you are down in the dumps...I have PMS too, so I'm right there with you. Hang in there. It will pass.

Toni said...

I totally have to agree with you on Point 2. I have another blog, an anonymous one, and I ended up stumbling on all the 'celebrity bloggers' meaning they never returned comments etc but I thought the whole point of the blogosphere was to be interactive?
I also agree with Point - PMS and down in the dumps because of it now piss off! :-P

Toni said...

I totally have to agree with you on Point 2. I have another blog, an anonymous one, and I ended up stumbling on all the 'celebrity bloggers' meaning they never returned comments etc but I thought the whole point of the blogosphere was to be interactive?
I also agree with Point - PMS and down in the dumps because of it now piss off! :-P

The Nag said...

I respond to every comment because I don't get many. I do appreciate yours.

Amber, The Unlikely Mama said...

"2. Do you ever read and comment on people's blogs for months on end and wonder to yourself why you bother with commenting because your comments are never acknowledged? Obviously to follow a blog and comment for months or years at a time is a type of relationship and it kind of sucks when it's completely one-sided. To me, it feels like I'm off in the distance waving my hands, calling too softly for them to hear, "Notice me, notice me. I'm here.""

OMG, I have one blog that I read (well 3, but all from the same person). She has NEVER EVER ONCE replied to something I've posted. She seems so interesting, and I really hoped to make an online friend out of her...but alas, she shows no love back :-(

Theta Mom said...

I am a newbie to your blog and loving it!
As far as the comments go, I don't comment back on my own blog to a question or a comment. But I will get to their blog and leave a comment for them.

Sorry to hear about the down in the dumps thing. PMS sucks! Hope you're feeling better!

BTW, I am your most recent follower. :)

Elaine A. said...

I feel like things with #2 happen both ways for me anyway. There are some commenters on my blog whose blogs I read only very rarely and I do not respond in email very much either. And then there are some blogs that I read and comment on A LOT that very rarely visit or respond to me. I try not to let the latter bother me and actually the first part bothers me more. I just do the best I can with it but hope I don't make anyone feel badly for not always responding.

Hope you feel better today...

scrappysue said...

yeah, blogging has become an emotional investment for me. mostly because i have met so many of my regulars already and have plans to meet the rest (that's you!) i don't have so many visitors that i CAN'T revisit everyone which i ALWAYS do (except on those crazy giveaway carnival thingees). i'm not really interested in getting 'involved' with anyone if it's not two way - that's just the way i feel; well, except for the pioneer woman, but she's an exception.

pretty much everyone on my list visits me and obviously vice versa. if it's 'not working out', well, i make changes!!!

be glad you don't have FOUR PMS=sing at your house at the same time (oh yes!!!!)

the Provident Woman said...

That game used to make me cry when I was little. If it buzzed I would run away crying. Yeah, I was a big baby.