Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Weekend Wrap-Up

Normally on Saturday I do the Photo Scavenger Hunt but decided to opt out this week due to several factors with the first and foremost being the fact that I couldn't find a picture of anything with the theme of "five" and just didn't have the time to go out and take a new picture either.

It has been a busy week between the My Chem concert and a mixed-up schedule at work. I've barely had a chance to even look at my favorite blogs, never mind leave any comments, and I feel like I'm still playing catch-up with just about everything. Add on the fact that I want to get up to visit my mother today for Mother's Day in lieu of tomorrow as I have to work and I just don't have the time to dedicate to the Photo Hunt that I usually do. My entire blogging schedule has been thrown off this week - augh!!! Oh well, it was worth it to have reached "epic Mom" status.

So, in the meantime, what else has been going on? For those who are curious about my personalized M&Ms and their status, I had an email from Bob of bobbarama this morning to advise me that my 3.1 pounds of chocolaty goodness should be arriving on Monday. 3.1 pounds?? Woohoo!!! And they're mine! Mine! All mine! Bwaahaahaahaa! I shall be sure to post a picture of this most monumental prize so that you can all be jealous!

In other blog happenings, Ed of The Pisstakers recently posted his review of my blog that I second-hand won as the result of Polli of Polliwog's Pond giving her second win of gummi bears and a review to me. You can check out Ed's review here and I wish that you would and let me know what you think.

For those of you that might remember the "review" that I got from back on January 30th (and if you don't, you can certainly read it by clicking here) where I was one step up from sucking, I must say that this review from Ed is quite glowing and complimentary - even though he does point out that I have "the mother of all sidebars" which is similar to a comment made in that other review.

Sigh ... what's a blogger to do? I have tried trimming it down from time to time but there are just so many good blogs that I read and other things that I want to put over there to the right that I just get carried away! I've been thinking I should get in touch with my totally awesome blog designer, Se7en, and ask him about going to a three-column format (though I'm not sure how or if that would work for this particular layout). Chances are good, too, that if I go to three columns then I would have double "the mother of all sidebars"!

Meanwhile, over at Pretty Good on Paper, Caveblogem studied the words used in my blog to add to his "Which Words Do You Own?" study that he is compiling. The word cloud that he did for my blog ended up looking like this:

You can click on the picture to get a bigger look to see what words "I own". Per the post, "Linda added 630 new words to the vocabulary database, quite a lot of new words after seventeen blogs and a total of more than a quarter of a million words (I was expecting maybe 450)." I think that means I use a lot of words! If you'd like to read the rest of Caveblogem's post on my blog and use of words, click here (I'm in a "click here" kinda mood today apparently!) Also, if you're interested in seeing what words you own, volunteers are being accepted!

I think that about catches me up with the things I've been meaning to post about this week and just never got the chance. For those of you who are anxiously awaiting your questions from me for your 5 Question Meme, I promise to have those out to you soon and I thank you for your patience!

Okay, I need to attend to my "other" life now! Hope everyone has a fantastic Saturday!


  1. You have another life? Lucky you!

  2. What's wrong with a having a lot on your sidebar??? What do they know anyway! LOL!!!!

  3. have an epic mother's day honey! you epic mother you!!!

    smiles, bee

  4. Anonymous2:16 PM EDT

    I like your sidebar. But it makes mine look skimpy.

  5. Anonymous2:16 PM EDT

    That skimpy note was from me.

  6. Phew, you've been busy!

  7. How about a picture of your hand? It has 5 fingers?! Just a thought. LOL, I'm having those again.

  8. Anonymous8:46 AM EDT

    Take a deep breath, Linda. Everyone understands when life intervenes, and if they don't, the hell with them. I like your two-column format--I wouldn't change a thing. Sometimes blogs get WAY too busy. Three column blogs are often too busy--you don't know what to look at next. Anyway, I like your blog because it's so you. Just my two cents.

  9. Anonymous12:15 PM EDT

    Hey mother of all bloggers with a sidebar, have a good weekend and revel in your inclusion in myBlogLog Sunday.

    Yes, sidebars, a touchy subject:) As a tip, as long as it isnt slowing down the speed of loading, have what you like in sidebars. Just remember, though, defenders of long sidebars, we arent all blessed with japanese speed internet and patience isnt one of the virtues at work on the internet!!

  10. Give yourself a break, Linda. You're a busy woman with too much on your plate and teenagers.
    I give you kudos for surviving the Chemical Romance concert.
    Your blog? I LOVE the look of this blog. It is neat and inviting and comical and just right.

    It's you.

    And who dares mess with that?
    Oh please.

  11. I love your site. It's awesome. So, there you have it. I think a 3-column would work for you though.

    Hope you are feeling more caught up "epic Mom"! Happy Mother's Day.

  12. I thought this word diagram so interesting I went over to volunteer myself.



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