September 10, 2005
Odds and Ends
Confession: I can't not watch Dharma & Greg. Yeah, I know. It disturbs me, too.
Obsession: Bloglines. My good friend, Wil Wheaton turned me on to it, and my life has changed forever. Okay, so maybe he's not exactly a good friend, but we could be if he'd just return my calls and emails and letters and faxes. Come on, Wil! I could be your very best friend if you'd just give me the chance! [/stalker] Anyway. I am this close to removing my blogroll altogether, but I have a feeling people are using it to browse, so I better not. But bloglines is awesome! I know when all my favorite blogs have been updated, AND I can view them all on the same page. Groovy.
Anticipation: Tonight. Babysitter is a'coming, and celebration is pending. On the eve of my 30th birthday, King Pen has a surprise. Oooh. A surprise!! Do you know how much WonderGirl loves surprises? Oh she does indeed. Yippee!
Discoveration (?!): Remember Black People Love Us? If you haven't read it, follow the link and pay attention. It's not a racist thing, it's actually the complete opposite, but some people don't get that. Oh well. Anyway, it's hilarious. And I found out who made the website! He is one of the founders of Contagious Media, which is a really cool idea. He also happens to be the husband of a longtime read of mine, Andrea. I don't know Andrea, and we disagree on practically everything, but she is funny and posts great pictures of NY and animals. So, she's on my mental blogroll.
Okay, that's all for this Saturday. Now I must commence the traditional Frantic Cleaning So the Babysitter Doesn't Think Badly of Me. To be followed closely by the Oh My Gosh Is There Anything For Her To Drink and Eat in the Fridge Panic.
Happy birthday WonderGirl!!! I hope your day is just perfect. Will be thinking of you. Let us know about that surprise! Love you!
Posted by: Laura at September 11, 2005 8:41 AM
To My Darling Grandaughter,
Happy Birthday, I hope you will forgive me for using this method of wishing you these greetings, , and not getting a pretty card out to you, I wont go through all the excuses for not doing so,
But just the same I want you to know that no card could express the love we have for you and the pride we have, Each day I am thankfull that our Lord saw fit to send you to us ,Isn,t he wonderfull, I am so honored. and again he gladdened our hearts by bringing us the rest of your family. May God allways Bless all of you .
Happy Birthday--- WE Love You
Paw-Pa & Nanna Mae
Posted by: Paw Paw & Nanna Mae at September 11, 2005 4:05 PM
Hi- i could not get through to you by phone, circuits busy...sure you have had a lot of that! Just wanted to let you know i was thinking of you and hoping your day is fabulous!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are precious to me and i am so so happy you were born!!
Posted by: ash at September 11, 2005 5:54 PM
Happy Birthday, ya ol' lady!
(p.s. that is so cool that your gramma reads your blog.)
Posted by: Jeannette at September 11, 2005 8:15 PM
Can you read non-syndicated blogs on Bloglines? Or do they have to be enabled with RSS or XML feeds? Maybe I'm just old school, or maybe I don't have time to "trick out" the ol' blog anymore, but I've never gone for comment-less feeder reading.
Posted by: jon at September 13, 2005 4:36 PM
Jon, there does have to be some kind of feed. But what it does, is displays an exerpt of the text and some photos, minus all the stuff that makes the actual page load much slower. That way you can glance at it, and see if it's something you want to read now, later, or not at all. All you have to do is click the title to go directly to the page if you want. What I like the most about it though, is that it lets me know if someone has updated and I don't have to waste the time going to thier blog and find out they haven't written.
Posted by: Wondergirl at September 13, 2005 7:19 PM