In case you guys haven’t noticed, I’ve been in the midst of a brain fart for approximately 15 months. That, my friends, is a lot of months. A LOT of months for a blogger especially. I am a person who is supposed to provide other people with something interesting to read and I had nothing to say. But the thought of leaving the Internets behind forever did not sit well with me. So I needed to come up with a solution. And after months of sitting around, feeling guilty for not ever hitting “publish” but still trying to sort out the half thoughts floating around in my brain, I figured it out.
I’m moving to Tumblr.
I’m not saying goodbye to strict shenaniganist forever though. But for the time being, I’ll be most active over at dude…i’m so that kid.
This has been a long time coming but I feel pretty good about it. I’ve loved my time over here though, interacting with all of you, so I hope you guys will make the move with me :)
I thought that today I’d take a little trip back in time to the May 19th’s of years past.
May 19, 2006. 4 years ago: My first date with Boo. He drove 40 minutes back to school just to take me out to dinner and a movie. For the record, we went to Olive Garden (I had the mushroom ravioli) and then we saw Mission Impossible 3. We didn’t get together though until the following February.
(our first picture ever, just a few weeks before our first date!)
May 19, 2007. 3 years ago: Senior week, a week to be remembered. If only I could. (Just kidding Mom and Dad, I totally remember stuff that happened during senior week. Promise. Mostly.)
Back door bar tour with my lovely neighbor Jenna and her bf at the time, Drew.
May 19, 2008. 2 years ago: I was a working girl, just getting accustomed to my new job in NYC. And I wrote this post about my bird troubles.
May 19, 2009. 1 year ago: The Today Show baby! One year ago today I was the “big bust” model in a segment about dressing your body type. Here’s the recap.
(image is a still from the video clip listed in the recap)
May 19, 2010. Today: A new baby niece was born today!! Boo’s step-sister gave birth to her 3rd child today! Welcome to the world baby girl! You picked a good day to be born (if you ask me!). Congrats to mama and daddy!
I have nothing to write about today.
Well, that’s not entirely true. There are additional parking lot shenanigans that I could write about. There is also the fact that it is raining and that it is going to snow again and that I will LOSE MY MIND if it snows because Boo and I are leaving for a cruise on Sunday.
But, wow, it would be really terrible if I wrote another post about my parking lot or about the weather. I mean, it’s bad enough that I’ve become a curmudgeony elderly person in real life, but to do it on this here blog? I just couldn’t live with myself if that happened.
So I’m wondering…is it just me? I mean, am I the only person who feels compelled day after day to write about their parking lot? Am I the only person who watches their parking lot hi jinks intently enough that they could in fact write about them on a daily basis?
Did any of the rest of you know that there are actually four ways to spell hi jinks? (Hi jinx, high jinx, hi jinks, high jinks, for the record).
Oh geeze. I mean, I know I joked about being one of those losers who stares outside their front window and yells at the kids to stay off their lawn, but now I’m really concerned that I actually may be transforming into said loser more quickly than I thought.
I just wanted to send a few quick shout-outs of thanks this morning!
First of all, I want to the thank the super awesome Ashley for organizing the bloggy valentine’s day! It was such a great idea and super fun to participate in!!
Second, I’d like to thank my Blog Valentine, Mocha Dad, for the awesome flowers he sent!
(aren’t they puurrrrty?)
And third of all, I want to thank my Blog Valentine in advance for being super patient. This stupid snow has really affected my ability to send out your package :( That said, I’m hoping that you’ll like it when you get it! (And no, I’m not linking to that person just yet…still hoping for some element of surprise!)
Happy belated Valentine’s day everyone!
So I don’t actually have a post for you today. Instead, I have a question.
What are your thoughts on the whole comment/comment response thing? Generally I respond to your comments on the post itself but I realized something today and that is that no one ever goes back to the post after they comment.
I comment on a TON of blogs and never necessarily know if the author has seen my comment, read it, or responded to it because I don’t leave the page open and refresh and wait for a response to my comment. And while I know that hearing back isn’t the point of commenting, I feel like not knowing if there is a response is kind of like yelling into the wind (pardon the terrible cliche)–you just don’t know if anyone ever heard what you said. You miss out on the conversations and the banter and the relationship building.
One of my favorite bloggers, Not So Jenny at it’s always like this always e-mails her response to comments. A lot of times, this leads to a back-and forth volley of e-mails which I love!
So my question is this: am I the only one who has no idea if their comments are being heard? (Okay, I lied, I have 2 questions) Would you guys like it if I e-mailed you back when you comment or would you prefer that I just keep my responses on the post?
Oh man, I tricked you guys AGAIN didn’t I?
Listen, no hard feelings, but I’ve been battling a cold/stomach bug combo for the past few days and so you only get one post per blogs.
But, if you want to read about boobs (and you aren’t a male who is related to me) then you should probably skip over to street cake and take a look.
I realized something last night while I was laying in bed and in that half-awake/half-asleep/half-blogging in my head stage. You know the one where you’re partially asleep and then you get this great idea for a post and you try to form it out in your head in the hopes that you’ll remember it in the morning, which of course, you never do.
Anyway, while I was doing this I realized something about the way I write. Half of my posts have a title that is just the first part of the first sentence of my post. (These two are from the last year alone. Actually they’re both from last April, so apparently I was big on this in the spring).
It didn’t occur to me until last night that this might a problem for some people. There are some people who probably skip over the title in their Google Reader or whatever they are using and stumble on a post that starts in the middle of a sentence.
For example (and by for example, I mean one of the posts I already linked to because I know you guys didn’t click. Slackers.):
“…to my 97th birthday celebration.”
And I wonder if the people who skip over the title read that and go “what the crap?” and keep going or if they go back and read the title or what.
Now you’d think that because I realized this, I would make a conscious effort to stop doing this but I can’t say that that’ll be the case. So, be alerted readers! Be on your toes! And, you know, read my titles and stuff.
Oh, wait, were you expecting to see something over here? My mistake. I guess titling this post was kind of misleading, wasn’t it?
If you wanted to check out the writing, check over on street cake.
No, seriously! Check it out! And de-lurk while you’re at it!
So I took a huge break from blogging recently. In case you hadn’t noticed. To be fair, the “break” wasn’t so much an announced break for the last month as it was a paltry showing, posts dwindling, not noticeably at first and then VERY noticeably for the past many, many months. I can pinpoint exactly where my blogging dropped off and I know why my blogging dropped off but I never wanted to admit that I wanted to take a break. I knew that the second I hit “publish” on a post saying that I was taking a break from blogging, something ridiculous would happen and I would have no choice but to tell you all about it. So I tried to trick myself by not typing that in the hopes that I would just keep blogging.
You can all see how well that worked out.
But now I’m finally starting to feel like I’m over the hump here and I have a lot to catch you up on. But, in the meantime, I’ve been toying with idea of starting a style blog. Lately I’ve been reading them like they are my job and I thought “I can do that.” And so I did.
And street cake was born.
It’s launching today so if you are interested…or if you love me…take a gander at what’s going on over there.
I know, I know, you were all very concerned. You were like, “hey, what happened to Booty? It’s been almost 2 months. Is she dead?”
No, no. I’m not dead.
I had a bit of a blog burnout. I didn’t want to say I was taking a break b/c I knew the day I posted that I would have 17 blog ideas floating around in my head. So I didn’t post it and kept having no ideas and then vanished. (I’m sorry, can you forgive me?).
Since I disappeared on you guys, I guess I should fill you all in on what’s been happening over here.
- I resigned from my job (Wednesday is my last day). Boo left CT for Philly and I’m heading back to PA with him. The commute would be beyond ridiculous and after 2 years of a long-distance relationship, only spending quality time together on the weekends, we decided we didn’t want to start our marriage like that.
- We found an apartment in Philly. What’s it like? I have 4 words for you: washer/dryer in unit. What more could I ask for?
- We (read: Mama B) sent out the wedding invites and we’ve already gotten almost half of our RSVP’s–and only 3 No’s in the bunch!
- I found a moving company and set a move-out date: September 21st I’m leaving NYC. That date makes my total time in the city just 2 days shy of 2 full years.
So that explains where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to. And why I haven’t blogged. But I’ll be back. And my posts will be funny again dammit.