Thursday, August 07, 2008

Daddys Not Home


So Sexyhusbandomine is jetting off to Toronto tomorrow on business. Leaving me home alone with Complicatedboy, Thebananna, and SOME REALLY BIG DOGS. Yes, you heard that right, Blogger Stalkers, Move Along. Unless Johnny Depp is reading this...in which case E-me for my address.

I am beginning to formulate plans. Plans that involve a big bottle of Pinot Grigio. There is one Flaw in the plans coming together: Sometime between now and tomorrow night, I will need to figure out how to work the DVD player so that The Spawn can be comfortably supervised by the Electronic Babysitter.

Last time Sexyhusbandomine flew to China I used to call him Everyday to ask him REALLY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS, like: HOW DO I GET THE MESSAGES OFF OF THE ANSWERING MACHINE. It is not that I am Totally Useless. Ok, the electronic kitchen timer does pose a challenge, but I can still microwave dinner with the best of them. If he would just stop buying THE COMPLICATED VERSIONS of everything electrical in our house I might be able to do things like WORK THE STOVE or TURN ON THE TV IN THE BEDROOM.

I expect no sympathy from You, Kind Readers. The majority of you do things like Tweeter or Flucker and have all bells and whistles on your postings. Meanwhile, I have been on Blogger since 2006 and only discovered that I could ADD PICTURES in the Spring of 2007. And it was only LAST NIGHT as I was leafing through "Blogging For Dummies" that I learned this was suppossed to be A CONVERSATION. Which means I haven't been doing it totally wrong because most of my conversations are "blah blah me me me blah blah" anyway, but apparently I need to ENGAGE you by asking you a question at the end of each post.

Do You Agree with the "Blogging For Dummies" advice?

15 comments:

Lorrie Veasey said...

O- and can I just add without having to go back in and EDIT POST that I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA how the ads at the top of my page went from being about helping mankind and contributing to worthwhile causes to ACTUAL ADS? I did nothing differently. What up with that?

kip said...

they do not make uncomplicated electronic things anymore. you cannot buy a TV with a dial and on on/off switch in 2008. sorry.

kwr221 said...

Disagreeing (or agreeing, why be needlessly negative?)is neither here nor there, but if you choose *not to pose a question, then you might not get any comments, kwim?

Unless, of course, you post something soo scandalous, soo intriguing, or just a pic that's Too Darn Cute, and then watch them floodgates open. Or maybe you're just waay more interesting than me? Hmmm. oh. my. nevermind.

I say, forget 'em all and just open the Pinot. It's Friday *somewhere, right?

Oh, and about the electronics? Your kids probably know more about them than all of us. :-)

kwr221 said...

I meant to add, I don't even notice the ads, sorry.

bj in dallas said...

YOU are challenged???????
I believe you are the one that told ME how to add pictures, and look out, I've been going back and adding some good ones.
One day, I'll take a picture of myself, email it to myself, crop it myself, download it myself. and then I will accidentally hit the delete button never to be seen again. Pinot is Bueno.

Mrs. B. Roth said...

Almost daily I have to ask my 6 year old to help me work the TV/Wii/XBOX 360/stereo media system my husband has configured to work on 1 oldish remote. Old enough that the words on the buttons that say "TV DVD STEREO AUX" and there's 2 more I don't remember are completelt rubbed off. Why don't they etch the words on???

On a happier note, husband taught me how to repair computers. It's not so hard, I installed some RAM. It slides into the mother board. Ohhhh yeah!

sheila said...

i want to know about the really big dogs...
as for the 'rulez' -- i say it's your blog, do what you want!

Megan said...

Holy cow, Tweeter and Flucker is killing me! (And the fact that you were on Blogger for a year without realizing that you could post pictures... That makes me laugh too, but in a nice 'bless your heart' kind of way. Really.)

Questions are good, I think. Ask away!

Ashley said...

Hilarious! I'm like you---in Blogger kindergarten. My blog is STILL me, me, me. And I don't even talk about some of the really personal stuff. Boring, right? But I'm learning FAST. And I'm thinking it makes a difference.

Lorrie Veasey said...

Them dogz is RAMMING THE MOTHER BOARD. I need to get those dogs fixed.

JenX67 said...

This is hysterical. And, now we have a book telling us how to write your blog. Geez. You're a designer. Your blog can be anything and is better for not having read the Dummies book. LOL!

TJ said...

It's your blog, ask if you want to. (set to the tune of it's my party, I'll cry if I want)

Daisy said...

Disagree - I vote keep doing what works - and if that means not asking questions then don't. :) If people didn't want to read about blah blah blah you you you then they wouldn't.

Tash said...

Questions or not you are a riot and if you are writing about you - we, your loyal readers, will talk about you a little bit and then we'll talk about US ...you've got the coversation going on sista...it's all good..gotta go Flucker...that KILLED me!

Racie Lover said...

I am a self-admitted Blognovice so someone please 'splain to me what a flucker and tweeter is/are. I thought tweeters had something to do with hi-fi's. Btw, I am a rule-follower so if Blogging for Dummies says you should ask questions to engage your readers I vote for that. Also, it would give me, I mean the rest of us, a chance to talk about me, I mean us. But if you would rather dispense with the rules since it is, after all, your blog, then go right ahead.

On a different note, can someone please suggest a 12-step program for Bloggers? I might lose my job if I don't get help soon. I am about to write "Someone please stop me!!!" in blood red lipstick on the ladies room mirror.