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Today I got into a (very short) conversation with a coworker about football. Surprise, surprise though. All my coworkers are men (except my manager) and they all talk about sports almost all the time. So I say I heard something about the Panthers playing Arizona? I asked which team was that as I didn’t even know Arizona had a team. He tells me they are the Cardinals and I say in all my female, color-loving glory “Aren’t they red and gold?” No…red and black he says. Well, they might not be the red and yellow team, but….
…there’s some yeller in there.
And may I say I’m pulling for that blue and black Carolina team this weekend!
(actual Ocarinas pictured) OK, the video pretty much says it all but in case you can’t see it, basically there’s this new iPhone app called Ocarina. By blowing air into the mic on your phone, it turns your phone into a flute. It seriously works. It’s kind of amazing actually. So I made this video of me sorta kinda playing Amazing Grace. They cut out some of the song so I get lost a bit in the middle but anyway, the beginning and ending is decent and you get the picture. Here is the sheet music I used in case you’re interested.
Can your cell phone do that??
Friday Heather came over and we worked on our new web site. Yes, I’m working on another blog. SHADDUP. We also watched Step Brothers. Do not watch that movie ever, no matter what.
Saturday we didn’t get up until 10 and then went shopping. A diamond fell out of my ring last week and I got that fixed, got it resized and also got another layer of Rhodium put on all three bands. Apparently if you use a lot of Antibacterial soap it wears it off or sometimes your chemical makeup just does it. My finger has been breaking out again so I’m hoping getting it done again will help. I bought the protection program and he recommended that it be done once a year. Saturday evening we stayed in. Scott gets a call at 6:50 and its another trooper asking where they’re eating for dinner. Turns out Scott had a special DUI saturation shift to work 7-3 he didn’t know about. So he was out the door by 7. I stayed in and watched a bunch of girlie movies…You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle and Bridget Jones Diary.
Today was a typical Sunday…church lunch, CVS, choir, church! Nothing new there!
No major plans for the week. Tomorrow I’m going to the office. A lot of my TV shows start up this week so I’m guessing I’ll be sitting in front of the TV a lot in the evenings. Besides that, I’m still working on The List.
I’ve mentioned my love of Twitter several times. It’s become so much a part of my day that I feel lost when I go hours without twittering. I now have hundreds of friends on there and honestly try to follow and keep up with all of them.
I’m finding though that the more people twitter, the less I and others are blogging. My reader used to be filled with unread posts but now, it is my Twitter account that can’t keep up.
For me, I’ve noticed that once I’ve said it on twitter and people respond, I’ve gotten it out of my system and it seems redundant for my twitter/blog readers. For example, there were at least three topics I twittered about yesterday that I could have extended to make half-decent blog posts..
- Blockbuster just sent me Bridget Jones Diary. Worth the time to watch it?
- watching the end of You’ve Got Mail. i love this movie. in a big way.
- Sleepless in Seattle is coming on at 8:30. may have to skip it to watch Bridget Jones though.
- daughter is finally asleep. finishing sleepless in seattle before starting bridget jones. another late night here!
- A few years late but bridget jones was good. The end made it worth it. And colin firth.
Funny kids story
- the girls are singing High School Musical karoke in the living room but i’m not allowed out there. i can only listen, not watch them?!
Upcoming shows including The Bachelor
- DeAnna is coming back to the Bachelor for Jason?? this is going to be so good!
But now that I’ve twittered, it seems that there is no point. Plus, really, I got the jist of what I was trying to say out in a sentence. Yes, I could have made it more entertaining and included the full story but really, it’s there. I have a feeling that many people are in this same boat. So is this a good thing or bad thing?
- I get my thoughts out and don’t need to make a note to write about it later.
- It doesn’t take as long to write about it since you’re writing it in parts, 140 characters at a time.
- You get instant feedback. In the case of Bridget Jones, I had several people say it was worth my time but I could have saved 90 minutes of my time had it been a horrible movie.
- People get to be involved in my life in more of reality tv vs. documentary sort of way.
- People that don’t twitter miss out on what I don’t blog about
- The blog itself and hence readership suffers from lack of posting
- Twitter can be time-intensive on all parts involved. Now that I have hundreds of followers/following, it takes a good amount of time to keep up with everyone’s tweets. With blogging, it is easy to write the post and leave it be. And as for reading others’ posts, it is easy to figure out the topic and skip if necessary.
As I write this, I’m realizing the ironic thing is I’m taking the day off from Twitter because it was getting to be too much and guess what? The blog got a nice, new shiny post. Go figure.
So I’m curious, anyone notice the change in blogging to twittering? Do you think twitter will ever replace blogging? Which do you prefer if you do both?
I don’t think Twitter can cover the gamet. 140 characters sometimes is just NOT enough. But I’m not sure blogging covers the gamet either. I enjoy the immediate reaction and the socialization of Twitter that is different than the blogosphere although they do overlap. I don’t know, I guess eventually it will all shake out and I believe we’ll all find a balance of both. Mashable had a pretty good article today about how Twitter will change blogging this year. I tend to agree something needs to happen to mix the two to make both blog-only readers and twitter friends happy. For now, I’m going to go Twitter this blog post ;).
We were in the car today and I told Emma she had been invited to a party for one of her classmates. Lexi wanted to go and I told her she couldn’t since she hadn’t been invited. She said she wanted someone in her class to have a party. Her teachers at preschool usually celebrate each childs birthday so I said I was sure someone in her class was having a birthday this month. And she says:
Mommy, can you check your iPhone?
One Christmas present I don’t think I’ve mentioned is a new black leather headboard Mom and Dad got us. We’ve never bought one since we upgraded to a King size bed a few months back It feels very hotel-ish/ Elvis-ish. I really like it. Now I just need a picture over it.
Last night and today have been good. Scott worked and the girls were in bed by 9. I had the entire evening to myself. At first it felt lame but I think it’s just what the doctor ordered. I got a lot of work done on the youth web site and watched The Dark Knight. I couldn’t get into the movie but I felt it was a must-see on account of Heath and all.
This morning we were up and at ’em. I made breakfast and straightened up the house. Scott woke up when we woke up even though he worked last night. He got up and we both got straight to putting up the Christmas decorations. We were completely done by lunch. We ate in and I continued to do laundry and clean.
This afternoon I went to Starbucks to visit with Melissa and her friend Chris. It was a pleasure meeting him and I can see why they’re such good friends. Maybe they’ll let me sit at their lunch table tomorrow ;).
This evening we ate in again (a “goal” for 2009 is to quit eating out so much!) and have been having some good family time in between (still) doing laundry and such.
Most of that sounds kinda boring but being productive at home sounds just right to me.