I'm beginning to think that any word starting with BLOG in it is just cursed or something. I am having the worst time trying to keep up with my favorite blogs in Bloglines. It's just not updating at not and there's so many red exclamation points that it's making me dizzy.
What's worse for me is going a whole week thinking that someone hasn't updated and then suddenly 10 new posts pop up and I realize I've missed out on all the fun. Really Bloglines, why do you do torture me so?
I'm thinking of switching to Google Reader to keep a list of my favorites, any Google Reader experts out there want to tell me the pros and cons? Is it worth it? Is it better than bloglines or just as annoying?
Anyway, I promise if I haven't been by your blogs it's not because I stopped enjoying them, but because I have no idea you're even blogging.
I'm sure you've noticed my template is different and this time it wasn't so much that I wanted to change it, but more like I was FORCED to change it. While trying to install something into my sidebar I ended up completely messing up the template, it was just awful, there were lines where they shouldn't be, there were links popping all over the posts and I lost a couple of things. I'm not sure if this is a look that I like, but it will do until I have the patience to redo it or find one already made.
I have a lot to babble on about so you'll have to bear with me or just leave, no...wait, don't leave, just bear with me? I'll try not to confuse you too much with my constant change of subject, but I like to write as I talk and as I think and I guess maybe this will scare you a bit wondering how I can go all day with such a random train of thought swimming around in my little head. LOL
I'm almost finished with the book "The Invitation" and I'm finding myself stunned and shocked and in awe of what I'm learning. The story is fiction but the way that Nancy Moser has written them and explained things and brought the Lord's word into it, makes you stop and think, and I like that, I like to be challenged. So I find myself relating to these people and learning along with them.
For example, there is a part in the book where one of the chosen, Walter (who is a reporter) is sitting in his hotel room after having a conversation with his mentor, Gabe, about how TV nowadays does not have family values in mind. The mentor wants him to watch some sitcoms and tell him what he thinks. So Walter is sitting there in his room and the TV just goes beserk, it starts switching channels on it's own even after he unplugs it, it keeps going.....here's a quote:
The television flipped through the channels of it's own accord.
"A disgruntled man murdered___"
"...embezzled 2 million___"
"A bus blew up today in___"
"Enough!"Walter said. He pointed the remote at the TV, pressing all the buttons. It was out of control.
"There was a bombing raid today, killing__"
"Tomorrow, watch men who love women who love women."
"___brought a gun to school and started___"
I read this in silence, at first I tried to deny it, I thought, not really, it can't be that bad, I mean I love television and I watch it all the time, it's not THAT bad, is it?
And then I decided to see for myself, I took the remote control and changed the channels one by one and wrote down the first thing I heard, here it is:
"at the heart of our service is the long time credit rating system__"
"could be winning thousands of dollars__"
"there are thousands of americans sleep deprived__"
"she got a new boyfriend and started smoking marijuana__"
"yes ma'm I cut myself last week__"
"leading cause of teen death__"
"news woman attack random__"
I don't think I can even go on, I'm actually sick to my stomach right now. I will be honest and admit that I usually don't pay attention, the TV will be on in the background while I'm doing housework or cooking and I'm not really listening....if I did I doubt I would be as enthusiastic about it as I've been.
I'm not saying I'll stop watching TV altogether, but I think it's opened my eyes to maybe taking a little bit more time when I'm choosing programs to watch and especially the kids viewing, it's not the first time that I've switched a cartoon on them because I found it to be disgusting and quite violent.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this.
And now I need to get some things done around here, so here's my to do list:
- Pull out the ground turkey for tonight's dinner...Sloppy Joe Squares (recipe will be up later)
- Do two loads of laundry, dry, iron and put away
Organize paperwork on counter Transfer photos from camera to Photos Folder
I truly hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday, God Bless.