Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fun with Dick and J

J got a small stuffed puppy dog toy with a happy meal a couple of weeks ago. He likes his puppy. Yesterday, J was drinking milk with a straw. He held his puppy up to the straw, and ...

J: Daddy, can you ask if my puppy is drinking my milk?
H: Ok. J, is your puppy drinking your milk?
J: No.
H: ...

Magic, I tell you! J is clearly destined for improv greatness.


N, if you get so ticked off when your swing stops moving, perhaps you should stop grabbing its frame and manually stopping it. I do not enjoy being serenaded by the screams of rage that follow.


In unrelated news, I find that I've lost another follower. That's two in the last couple of months. The first was after I'd posted a political diatribe, and I concluded I'd maybe caused some offense. I didn't mean to, but ... happens, I guess. (shrug)

Anyway, I'm not sure what happened this time. I'm pretty sure my last post wasn't offensive. Maybe our musical tastes differ? I'm just going to conclude that people use their readers for different purposes, and this isn't really that big a deal in the grand scheme of things. Even still, de-following a blog is a rather unfriendly gesture. I've never done it. But I figure, if it's done to me, I'll have to return the favour. Passive aggressive? Perhaps. But it seems fair and reasonable, so I'm going with it. ;)

'Kay. I'm over it. As we all know, I'm too busy to be terribly upset about this kind of thing. But I do like it when people choose to follow the blog. And I try to respond in kind. 'Cause that's how I roll. **

BTW - If you're following my blog and I haven't yet added you to my reader, it's probably just because you don't have the easy-click widget thingy displayed on your blog, and I have absolutely no idea how else to add you. Pathetic, I know, but still true. Add the easy-click widget thingy. You know you want to.

Updated to add:
I'm really not upset at all about the whole de-following thing. I know everybody's got their reasons for doing these things, and I'm mostly pretty laid-back about it. I just noted that I'm the third person in my little circle to have lost a follower in the last week, so I'm not quite sure what's up. That's why it feels unfriendly right now. We can't possibly follow everyone in bloggy land; must be selective in our reading. So ... no real issues here. :)


** I try, but make no guarantees. Busy.


Michelle said...

::sigh:: What's with the fickle followers? I don't get it. I've never de-followed either. I've done it on twitter (some people update WAY too often... I don't need EVERY detail), but de-following a blog?

iMommy said...

Finding out you've lost subscribers is never fun. I've canceled blog subscriptions before, not to be mean, but because the content didn't interest me, or I had too many to read and found myself skipping over that blogs posts in order to get to others on my list.

Momma Trish said...

I think there are definitely times when you've got to de-follow a blog. Otherwise, you've just got too much to read and not enough time. No point in that; no good can come of it. And I think some people use their google reader just to remind them to check out a blog that's new to them for a little bit, but then lose interest in it after a time. Which is also fair. I've not had to de-follow anyone yet. I'm sure it will happen at some point, though.

I figure most people are interested in reading the things they relate to. De-following is fair ... just unpleasant.

Just, with Michelle, CDA, and I all losing one follower apiece in the past week, the blogosphere started feeling a bit unfriendly for a moment. Needed to rant briefly. I'm over it. Everything is good here!

Sara LeeAnn said...

I'm so pleased to have made your acquaintance! Thanks for commenting on my blog post last week so that I could find YOUR terribly witty, engaging blog! I can't even fathom de-following someone... but as a rule, I only follow those I've been reading regularly for several weeks, so I know my interest won't wane, and we're "compatible."

Momma Trish said...

Sara LeeAnn - Thanks for stopping by. Glad to see you!

Yeah, people do use their readers for different reasons, so I can see de-following someone. Especially since I just learned Google only lets you follow 200 blogs (which sounds like a lot, but is still a limit that shouldn't really be there). So I certainly can see being selective about it. I'm just glad I've not had to do it; it's a bit awkward.