Monday, February 8, 2010

The Bold Black Number

I read lots of blogs…on a semi-regular basis…because I’m a semi-regular kinda gal. I love reading blogs, but I have difficulty doing things on a consistent basis. So I’ll go days and days without reading any, and then I’ll frantically read like 279 posts in one evening. I thought purchasing my oh-so-sleek, that-color-blue-looks-amazing-in-your-lap netbook would help. Well, it’s made things even worse. Actually, it’s Google Reader that’s made things worse. Now that I’m set up on Reader, it lets me know just how behind in my reading I really am. The bold black number intimidates me. It's bold.  It's black.  It's there to remind me what hasn't been done.  Sure, sure.  It calls itself "new items" - it's passive aggressive that way.  If you know Reader, you know the number I’m talking about -- the unread number. The number of posts that other people managed to complete while I was doing whatever it is I do with my time. (Geeze Louise, I’d like to know what I do with my time!) I don’t dare miss a post.  There might be some great new idea to try, or some beautiful item I need, or a giveaway I’ll never manage to win, or most importantly, something that will give me a good belly laugh and make me forget about just how behind I am on…well…everything.

So, now it’s Monday morning. I went to bed way too late last night (because I was reading 279 blog posts), and for some reason I’ve been awake since 3:55 this morning. My son’s school is closed due to a broken water main and I have to work until 10:00 tonight. Oh, and did I mention it’s pouring down rain? I’m pretty sure today is going to suck for me. But I’m going to try to make someone else’s Monday a little less sucky by handing out an award. This blogger wasn’t On My List when I was passing out the Kreativ Blogger award a week or so ago, but her blog is always tops on my must read list. So here you go, WendiWinn -- an award just for you. For making me laugh.

No rules.  No suggestions.  I trust you'll know what to do with it.


Alyssa S. said...

OMG...I love him. Can I please have him next??? I'll even rewatch my Alias season one DVDs back to back if it helps my case. If not, I'll be more than happy to accept my Gerard Butler award. I already have a list of what I'll do with him :)

I try to be religious about my blog writing...and reading...but those alone can end up SOOO time consuming.

Beth Howard said...

The bold black number and I are locked in mortal combat as we speak....

w said...

OH MAN. OH MAN!(in 75 font)

you are the best. i accept this greatly. i totally know what to do with it. and then, when i'm done with it, i'll post it on my blog. ahem.

thanks so much.

next, your mission is to find me a cardboard cut out. what i do with it is my business! um. idk?

Vanessa said...

Ohmygosh!!! ROFL!!! One of THE best awards EVER! :-D I can't wait to see what she writes about this! And I think I'm going to increase my bold black number by following you! :-D