Friday, November 21, 2008

You Get What You Pay For

Just when we thought it was safe to turn on the TV again, last week it was confirmed that there will be a run-off for senator in Georgia. What?! Are you kidding me?! Apparently our voters can't make a decision or maybe we are just gluttons for punishment. Do you people enjoy being bombarded with dozens of robo-calls?! And what about being subjected to the onslaught of the "I'm-not-really-being-negative-but-just-stating-the-record-he-says-she-says" political doomsday commercials?! Not to mention having a mailbox crammed with political junk mail?! Please, wake me up when it's over. I'll be hiding in blog-land until December 2.

And in other news~

I was tagged last month. And completely forgot about it until I was going through old emails. Here are the rules:
1. Write about 5 specific ways blogging has affected you, either positively or negatively. 2. Link back to the person who tagged you The Charm House 3. Link back to this parent post 4. Tag a few friends or five, or none at all 5. Post these rules— or just have fun breaking them.
Yep, just the kind of tag I like, the kind with no rules. You know by now, I'll not be tagging anyone else. I'm busy avoiding life. . .er. . . selecting our next senator.

But I will oblige part of the tag and relate how blogging has affected me:

Until about a year or so ago, I really didn't know much about the whole blog-world thing; I was busy raising our children, washing a million loads of laundry, and quite frankly, couldn't imagine why anyone would spend valuable laundry time sharing bits of their personal lives with complete strangers. But when I launched my website, I was encouraged to start a blog as a means of augmenting the e-biz. I wasn't even sure if I was young enough for the FaceSpace and MyBook generation, but true to form, I jumped right in head first and started this little piece of blog-land. It was a little sketchy at first, but I managed to figure out the mechanics with relative ease. (And by "relative ease" I mean fear, intimidation, and panic -- I had no idea I would be asked to decipher strange-looking letters to participate in this new network. Have you guys felt as stressed as I did trying to figure out those verification letters before posting a comment?! I swear I thought my eyesight was failing.)

Anyway, in order to make this blog-venture entertaining (for me as well as for anyone crazy enough to stop in and read it) I started writing about our crazy family life. With four kids, a myriad of dogs, an errant vampire bat in my laundry room, a rabid skunk, text-message shenanigans, my sad sewing skills, Homeland Security issues, mammograms, winning a turkey raffle, interesting news articles, and one 18 pound cat named Friendly . . . it seems that I had lots of material. I have found great joy (or maybe cheap therapy) by writing about our adventures. And amazingly, Dear Reader(s?) here you are!


TattingChic said...

That does not have fun to have election day dragged out for another month in your state.
Your Thanksgiving image is very sweet!

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh yes, I'm not a talker or a why Oh the friends we make and talk to. I just love your blog! So keep it up! Laurie

Jacquelynne said...

I for one am glad you started blogging- you always make me smile :)

And, I am so so sorry you have to go through another election -ugh- it may take me at least 4 years to get over the last one....

Thimbleanna said...

Yes, we are here and loving your blog!

Yikes! You have my sympathy over that election thingy!

TuTu's Bliss said...

It's pretty, funny and perfect. Thank you so much for sharing, Jen

cindy said...

LOL! Yep, those verification letters stress me out totally! We are all the more blessed by your witty, wonderful contributions to the blog world. Glad you are here.


Debbie Miller of Onion Patch said...

I'm happy you did start blogging- I got to meet a friend:)


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I too am glad you are blogging...m.

Lori said...

well, the verification letters are what made me finally realize that i needed reading glasses...i was ignoring the headaches...i am so glad that you are here in blogland with us:)

Suzanne said...

Are you calling me crazy? :) I love stopping by your blog! It's always a fun read.
Sorry about the prolonged election/campaigning in your state...ugh!

Pam said...

What an election has been something else...!
I, too, am glad that you blog...I always enjoy visiting here.
I've been doing a lot of catching up and I really enjoyed your cartoon about the 4 stages of gas prices!
Hope you have a most blessed Thanksgiving-

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Your election problems OR Government problems, sound a bit like Ours. We just had an election for Prime Minister and maybe this gov. will be defeated by the other parties.

Way to go, people in power.