Friday, June 6, 2008

Is It Blog Worthy?

I've been tagged by Kristen to write 5 facts about myself. I've done this several times, and really, how much could there be left to tell? I'm just not sure I'm that enthralling, and the pressure is mounting to find something interesting to post. I feel compelled to ask myself as I write, "Is this blog-worthy?" I can't tell you how many ideas have landed on the virtual cutting room floor -- things that on the surface seem interesting, but then I think, "Will someone really want to invest 5 minutes of their precious waking hours reading this?"

And the bigger question: Forget the mounting pressure to find something interesting to say. Can the mounting pile of dirty clothes in my laundry room really wait another 5 minutes? (One of my kids has already informed me that she can't find any clean underwear.)

So in the interest of time, and in an effort to keep my family socially acceptable to the general public, the following is a recycled list of recent comments I've left on various other people's blogs. [Apologies if you've already read one of these comments on your blog--but my family, and probably our entire neighborhood will thank you.]

1. [On a blogger kid's first loose tooth and Tooth Fairy visit]: "By the time we got to #4 kid's loose teeth, sometimes the Tooth Fairy was really busy and a bit forgetful, so she often "left" the money in my wallet so it wouldn't get lost under the pillow during the night." [A word of warning: this can be hazardous to your budget if you only have $20 bills.]

2. [On a blogger's post about some baby bird pics she took]: "We have a nest of baby blue birds in a decorative bird box on my porch. All the bird-books say that blue birds rarely nest so near to a building. Apparently our birds haven't done a lot of reading."

3. [On a fellow blogger's kid having a sleepover with a whiny guest]: "I think the worst is when the guest decides he misses his mommy and wants to go home at 1 AM. Is it just being practical or false imprisonment if you make the kid wait until a decent hour the next morning?!"

4. [In response to a comment on my swimsuit shopping post]: "Thankfully, my girls have chosen tasteful clothes and swimwear. I haven't bought a suit in years. There is just nothing tasteful about a 40-something mother of 4 in anything with spandex. "

5. [In response to the kid upstairs who can't find any clean underwear]: "Honey, check under your pillow. . . I think the Tooth Fairy may have left some there."
Do you want your 5 minutes back?


Donna O. said...

Clever girl. Oh, and I love the "June is here" tongue in cheek photo.

Bebe said...

Hey Cathy,
Always get a cool chuckle when I come over here! I needed it this weekend because my house a/c is out. Ah..just enjoying a Georgia June day waiting on the repairman! (LOL and sweating on the keyboard) :)
Hugs, Bebe :)

Cami said...

At one of my son's last bday parties/sleepovers one kid got sick and the other missed his Mom. They were 11 at the time and I drove that kid home @ 1am. Bless his sweet heart. And I refuse to bathing suit shop. Tasteful isn't even the reason, but I digress. I enjoyed your humor!

Sweet B Folk Art said...

I just love to read your posts - they are so entertaining!

Sweet B

Kristen Beason Designs said...

You're hilarious! I loved your list!!!


Tipper said...

It was worth my 5 minutes. I've done the tooth fairy thing before and "I bet it fell under the bed works too".

You are really very funny!

TattingChic said...

THat was cute and clever and I did spend 5-6 minutes here to be sure. ;)

cindy said...

I'll always have 5 minutes for you! You always make my day. Funny and Clever. Or is that Cleavor? LOL. Sorry. Couldn't resist.

: D


Jann said...

Got a kick out of this post--as usual, you make me smile and laugh, and of course, nod in agreement. Thanks much!

The Burp Cloth Babe said...

Love it...I will file away that tooth fairy tip! :)

http:/ said...

Thanks for the comments on my blog-I'll put your site on my favs if that is ok with you. Wanna trade? I LOVED that you shared the article about the woman in Japan who lived in a man's closet, undetected for a year. Oh, my...I had trouble reading to my husband. Cracked me up! Now I'm off to look at your watercolors.

ga.farmgirl said...

Good list. Can't wait to see what new things you come up with for the next tag.
Have a good day.

Lori said...

cute list:) i am right there with you in the swimsuits...why doesn't anyone make one with a skirt that goes to your knees?????????????????????????

starrynightimpressions said...

Hi Cathy,
Came here to read your blog because you had left a comment on my blog saying you had gotten my blog from creative caos's blog! Got it? lol
anyway, i loved your comment about creative caos and so had to see your blog, and I just giggled away from your posts. You are a funny lady and I will be back often to see what you have to say!

Julie said...

Oh, Cathy!
You are too funny AND too clever!
I just love your list. And, nope, I don't want my 5 minutes back -- in fact, I've got 5 more.... what else ya got?!?!?!!!!!

BittersweetPunkin said...

LOL! Thanks for the chuckle...LOVED the responses, you are very witty indeed!

Manic Mommy said...

The tops of my thighs are the most well-hidden at the beach and ironically the body parts that could most benefit from sunlight to lessen the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite.

Damn laundry. Thanks for the visit.

Ginger said...

Cathy~Oh my
You're hilarious! I loved your list,Your blog is one i don't want to miss keep up the great blogging my friend i found stretch marks are a sign that we have lived and not a sign of uglyness less that what a movie said while watching it.hugs

Julie said...

We're only on #3 losing teeth and the tooth fairy is already forgetful...

Who is the illustrator of that image? It looks so familiar to me.

foolery said...

You have a great style and write the funny SO well. I really enjoyed these!