Thursday, January 21, 2010

Nobody consulted me, but...

I think that "Calliou" ought to be called "Whiney Hiney McWhinerpants".

That is all. Have a nice day.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Whenever I am not right here on my laptop, or in front of a keyboard, I seem to have a whole bunch of ideas and exciting things to talk about to the near-nothingness that visits this blog. I just feel like I could type and type a very interesting entry, but when it comes down to sitting here and typing it, it either just exits the brain, or it just doesn't seem to be appealing at all. Why is that? I wonder, what makes some people's blogs something that you keep coming back to, but other people like me, just don't ever have anything interesting to say?

Well, let me say this, interesting or is pure genius. There are two things that will bring up memories faster than anything else, and they are smells and music. I can hear a song and it will transport me over time and space, back to whatever time my memory grasped that song. Listening to Pandora brings back so many memories that listening to it is like opening Pandora's Box. Oh wait! I get it! That's why it's called "Pandora"! I never said I was a genius.

Not only that, but music can instantly change your mood. What genius to be able to listen to music that soothes or celebrates or energizes. It's just genius. Hear me now and believe me later. And I'm not getting paid to tell you about them.

So hey, it's two posts in a month. Let's hear it for consistency! There's more I want to share so stay tuned!

Monday, November 30, 2009

One of the seven technological wonders that is facebook

For all one of my loyal readers... wondering why I haven't been blogging in the last year or so? Apparently all of my hours of blogging time has been hijacked by facebook. I really don't know what the appeal is to most people, but for me it is the best way to be nosy without actually morphing into Gladys Kravitz.

Not only that, but I get to play fun games like Farmville where I can while away several minutes of my precious time farming things like raspberries, which harvest in a mere two hours and pattypan squash, which I have never even heard of. Not to EAT this bountiful harvest, mind you, but just for animated computerific fun. Really, my goal is to overtake the level of my niece who hooked me on this time consuming nonsensical game, just to show her who's Farmville Boss.

And speaking of "Boss", I am quite the Mafia Queen. I am only 45 more blackmail photos and untold amounts of "energy" away from becoming a (not quite) actual Mafia Boss. Woo Hoo!

Yesterday, we were telling my 6 year old son that we didn't even have computers when we were his age and he said, "You must not have had any fun then." We neglected telling him about the fun that was Atari, because really that didn't come out until I was much older than he is and because I had the knockoff Sega version. We had one game that I remember. It was a car racing game that was black and white. You played it as if you were controlling the car from the perspective of the Goodyear blimp. I was the champion of that game because I figured out the pattern. My mother was so proud.

I am wondering what I ever did before facebook and computers? Was my house cleaner? Um, no. Was I reading books more? No, because I have read more books this year since school started than I have read since I was enrolled in school full time. More on that in a later blog post. I can imagine that you are sitting on the edge of you seat, so I will end this post there. Just wanted to let you know why I fell off of the blogging wagon, and it is all because of facebook.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Starting over? Again? Really this time? We shall see...

I am going to try the blogging thing again. I keep forgetting about the blog, because now there is facebook, but I wouldn't want to blog on facebook.

Anyway, I keep coming up with some ideas to try for this blog. And maybe another blog too. We'll see.

I will (re)start with this post.

Yay me. Getting started again.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Just Like Before Kids. (Almost.)

I don't know about you, but it is a rare day that my husband and I get to go out like we used to BK (before kids). So, when a friend of my husband's told us that he and his band from the mid-1990's said that he was coming into town for Thanksgiving to have a reunion show we called "PaPa" and asked if he would keep the kids for the night.

We prepared for the show by napping the afternoon before, because the music wasn't scheduled to start until 10:30! That is about the time I am usually yawning and stretching and getting ready to go to bed if I am not already asleep by then.

Some of our other friends were going to the show too and we went to dinner with them. We talked about old times, about our kids and about our jobs; basically, the conversation was nothing like the conversations that would have occurred 10 years ago.

We knew that we were a tad early when the mothers of some of the band members walked in after we did. When the show started 30 minutes late, we were rockin' out! That band should have made it big. They were awesome! Talent does not guarantee success, because those guys have some major talent. Never mind that they all have kids and had their pants pulled up too high and are balding. They rocked the house down.

At one point at the beginning of the show, the bass player/singer went to the mic and said "Thanks for getting baby-sitters and coming out tonight." It was funny, because looking around the room was like being at a college party except that we were all OLD and had put on a few pounds. (ahem!) I thought to myself that I wished I could freeze time for a moment, but it was nice to just close my eyes and know that my husband was there and would be there even when we picked up our kids and when our routine starts over again.

I can't wait for the next reunion show. I hope that they don't wait so long this time.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

So, here's what I want to know...

If you do not believe in God Almighty who made heaven and earth and everything in it, why do you celebrate THANKSGIVING? To whom, exactly, are you GIVING THANKS?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

So, my last post was in August

So, my last post was in August.


Does anyone look at this?


Filtering the cobwebs here....

I have some thoughts on this blogging thing and I may actually start up again or start a new one.

Is there any way to blog offline and post later? It seems like I have heard someone say that there is, but I cant remember how they said to do it. I think it is a blog "plug-in" or something.

And before I go, if anyone is still there, I will tell you a hilarious blog I look at daily. It is: