Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Random Thoughts - Annoyed Blogger Edition

Blogger changed some features and now you can only subscribe to comments if the person blogging chooses a certain kind of comment box. I hate it.

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I'm not on Facebook, but I've seen their new Timeline layout and it looks cluttered and reminds me of MySpace. That's not a good thing.

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We're going to Florida, but might not go to Disney. Crazy?

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Because if someone hasn't switched over to the comment feature that allows subscription, I find that it's deterring me from commenting and I really, really hate that. Because I love blogging and I love commenting. Stupid changes.

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The kids are getting their own rooms. We've been taking them shopping for new bedspreads and sheets and posters and lamps and things to reflect their own personalities. They have simple, sweet requests. Have I mentioned how great our kids are?

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Also loving this spring weather.

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"Hunger Games" premiere tonight! Which means a midnight daddy-daughter date for Mark and Thing 1. It also means a date for me and my son, only we're doing "The Goonies" and eating a bunch of snacks. :)

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Because, really, who wants to comment but not subscribe? I can't endlessly check back on every post I read. Grrr. (I'm very annoyed by this).

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I don't like feeling rushed at a restaurant. When they repeatedly ask if there's anything else we need and then bring us the check while we're eating, I find it REALLY annoying.

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Eating out is one of our very favorite treats. This means it is also the first thing to get axed when cutting back on expenses. Also? Our kids are rapidly outgrowing the kids' menus and have been for some time now. Can't blame them. Would you want to eat the stuff on there? Most of the time, no. No, I would not.

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We went out with a group of about 40 people to a local pizza buffet to celebrate Pi Day. We are so lucky to have so many nerdy friends!

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We were talking about dream meetings the other day -- stars we'd just FLIP to meet. I realized how truly nerdy I am when it occurred to me that I would FLIP to be able to sit in the writers' room with all those writers who are brainstorming and writing episodes for my favorites shows like, say, Modern Family. I would LOVE that. Way more than meeting the stars. Nerd.

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I mean, we've switched to the new commenting with subscription. But not everyone else has, you know?

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I feed off of people's energy, but sometimes I really tire of people, too.

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We watched Idol yesterday (and yes, I took notes), but I have not had a chance to write my recap yet. It's coming. We've had cable issues.

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And car issues. The van was in the shop. AGAIN. Both cars have been yo-yo-ing being at the mechanic's quite a bit this past year. Something on the A/C and heat was messed up. Thankfully it was a $65 issue rather than much, much more.

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"Thanks! That just saved me 75 bucks!" -- Someone seriously said that to Mark as they walked away after asking him a medical question at a social event. Don't even get me started.

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It's terrible, because I'm totally behind on reading blogs in general and I'm not even inclined to read them just in case they haven't switched over. Defeatist much?

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Gotta go. Baseball practice. More later!

5 comments:

Emily Foley said...

That was one of the best things about France--the three hour dinners, 2 hour lunches, and nobody batted an eye about it. It was awesome. And also the reason my sister ordered TWO desserts our last night.

I don't subscribe to comments so I never even considered that it would be a problem. Huh.

I hate car issues. Dave's has like 175k miles and I'm just waiting for it to die. Any repairs it needs will be more than the car is worth, so I'm really hoping it lasts a looong time.

I would spend more time at the beach than Disney, but I would probably also want to go to Disney.

Jimmy said...

Our minivan conked out on Sunday. Got it fixed, but who wants to spend any money to fix a minivan? I love 1. that your kids have simple, sweet requests and 2. that you recognize that about them.

Vivian said...

So. . .Florida. When? and Why?

Lindsay said...

You are going to Florida? For what? How fun. Miss you guys

Boquinha said...

Emily, we could live in Europe. I'm sure of it. I often want to.

Oh, the subscription thing is driving me NUTS! I subscribe ALL THE TIME. It's half the fun! Of course, you probably won't see this since you didn't subscribe . . . :P

Jimmy, I love minivans. As a short woman, I love being up high! And thanks. :)

Vivian, I guess you know now! :)

Lindsay, you, too! Miss you, too! Wish you were there to visit again!