Monday, November 10, 2008

This one time, when I went dinosaur-riding...

I'd like to preface today's blog post with a totally unrelated announcement. So I guess I'm not really prefacing it so much as just dropping in a non-sequiter. I like that word. Even though I probably spelled it wrong. And it's sad if I did because it's not like I don't know how to use Anyway, I just thought I'd brag let you know that I made it on Sue's blogroll over at Navel Gazing at its Finest. That has been my goal, the one I have lived and breathed for about two years now. That's not true. I've only been blogging since this summer. But I have spent several weeks now refreshing her page for hours on end each day to see if I was there. And I never even asked her to add me, but I'm on it. And the refreshing for hours is also not true. Okay, my announcement is over. Here's today's actual post:

I sit down to write a blog post and ideas come pouring out of my head and through my fingertips, raining down on all the right computer keys and emerging mostly coherent in my preview box--so I'm pretty lucky. Mostly.

But not always.

Sometimes I can't think of what to write. Maybe that would be a good time to shut up, but I'm that girl, the one who has to physically restrain herself from commenting more than three times in Sunday School. Yeah, that girl. The one that wishes sacrament meeting was a little bit more open forum discussion style sometimes.

So I've learned to keep a Word file of things that I might want to blog about, then I can go rifling through it if my idea reservoir dries up. Which it did tonight. I pulled up my list, cleverly entitled "Blog ideas" and decided I have issues. This is what my list says:

Kota the Triceratops
Food porn
Telling stories that might not be true
Grossness Supreme: Wall boogers
Intrusive thoughts (let fly a swear word)
Cardboard puppet theater
Word nerds (pop culture high fives)
Chiropractor & attorney-at-law
My dad, the closet romance reader
What’s good about reality shows
I have to turn the TV on to get anything done around here
I like ghetto speak
Constant need for input/boredom
Stalking Mike Lindsay
Getting Summer Phoenix’s pager number
Celebrations. Lose weight=eat, save money=shop

Um. I don't even know what half of these things are. I think I'll just make up what I might have been thinking when I jotted the note down.

I really look forward to what I'm going to make up about Kota the Triceratops.


LisAway said...

Oh, I'm looking forward to that, too!

And congratulations on being on Sue's blog roll.

Shellie said...

I'm looking forward to Food Porn. My tummy started getting all turned on just thinking about it.

Annette Lyon said...

Cardboard puppet theater will be AWESOME.

As for Sue's blogroll--wow! I'm not worthy. :D

cookingsherri said...

I have list like that too, but yours sounds more interesting. Maybe I could write about your ideas and you could write about mine?

Josi said...

I'm voting for food porn with Shelly--sounds stimulating.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

That's funny. My blog inspiration list is scattered around the house on post-it notes. And congrats on your blogroll breakthrough.

Kimberly said...

I get more hits via Sue's blog than any of the blog networks I belong to. For serious.

And I have a worryingly similar word document on the laptop. If Neil ever finds it he'll have what he needs to have me committed.

Anonymous said...

I have one of those Word files, but I never refer to it. I'm pretty sure it's not nearly so exciting as yours, though.

I'm JEALOUS! But I will settle for being on YOUR blogroll. And for being one of the 400(?)-something on the Mormon Mommmy Blogs list. Oh, and for having been one of Seth McCallister's first 7 friends on Facebook. Yeah, all in all I guess my blog life is pretty good.

(I just checked my old Word file, and, yeah, boring. The only slightly interesting entry was "glow-in-the-dark retainers" but I've actually done that one. I'd forgotten that I used to take this whole blogging thing seriously.)

Anonymous said...

(PS your current text is pretty hard to read against your new background - I had to highlight it for easier reading.)

*MARY* said...

Having a word file is a great idea. I just have a bunch of insane drafts in blogger. I'm terrified that they might accidentally get published.

Anonymous said...

The center column is just a slightly darker light blue. I'm used to waiting for people's contrasting center column to load (and not being able to see their text until it does) but I read your whole post and nothing changed. (And I didn't mind your asking the question over at my blog.)

Mary: I thought your husband (evilly) deleted all your drafts? Or have you already built up a new stock?

Stephanie and Co. said...

Congrats on getting on Sue's blogroll!
I love your list. It's so funny. I'm Stephanie, by the way. Hi! Nice to meet you.

Eowyn said...

I'm looking forward to reading about half of these! Sweet.

Of course, now that you are on Sue's blogroll, I'm not sure you'll want to be friends with the average us any more.


Aubrey said...

The one I liked the best was, 'My dad- the closet romance reader.' But maybe it's because I was imagining my own dad sneakily reading a romance novel and it cracked me up.

The thing that scares me is when I find a Post-It note in my handwriting and not only do I have no idea what it means, but no memory of even writing it. If I'm this bad now, how will I be when I get old?

Heidi Ashworth said...

Could you just tell me how you swung that deal? Because I have been refreshing her blog page for the very same reason and for longer than you. But, that's okay, I made it to Crash Test Dummies blogroll, so I guess we're even.

Jessica G. said...

Wow, Sue's blogroll, eh? Will you still remember all the little people when you're a star and doing interviews on the View? porn???

Sue said...

You are a DORK.

Melanie's Sister said...

I want to hear about your father and romance novels. Please enlighten us.

Alison Wonderland said...

I can't wait for the triceratops.

In all reality it's pretty sad how jealous I am of you for being on Sue's blogroll. I'm trying not to hate you but... I'm having some trouble with that.

Debbie said...

I do this too. I open up blogger and write a word or two just to remind myself of something. Then I go back and think "What?"