Monday, November 1, 2010


I used to do this writing exercise called one word and fifteen minutes when I lacked blog topic ideas, or I just wanted to see what was rattling around up in the noggin'. So, I am going to try the one word post again. As usual, I have no idea how it will work out today. Most of the words you guys offered up, some I got from opening the dictionary with my eyes closed and dropping my hand on a word, and it got thrown in. They are still written down on pieces of paper in my black sequin-covered top hat. Yeah, I have one of those. I bought it for my one and only choreographed karaoke number, Hey Big Spender. Ah... the good old days. As always, I hope this will spur you on to give me more words in your comments;-) I also pulled this clip so that you might get an idea of what you're in for with this exercise:

This is going to be fifteen minutes of me puking up whatever comes to mind on whatever word comes out of the hat. Okay, I am shuffling the words and pulling out a word now. The word is: tile.

Who would have thought that I actually do have thoughts on tile? Since I have been thinking about building houses A LOT tile is something that is on my brain. Every bit of the process of house building is on my brain. I am still in the complete visualization process of all aspects of this project, and that includes stuff like tile. Who knew? Ceramic tile gets chippy. People could be in wheelchairs, etc.

It is funny because I never thought much about things like tile before. I never thought much about any of the details of house building before. I really wasn't interested in HGTV before. I am actually not watching much HGTV right now. I am spending a lot of time in my own head. And I read quite a bit. And I work on this blog. I really need to get my sorry butt onto the task of getting my site onto a hosting website. I even have decided which one I am going to use (and no one give me more suggestions, because it is only confusing, and not helpful). I know that you are trying to be helpful, but seriously, it isn't. That is what has held up this process so long as it is. Too many choices and no knowledge. That is a dangerous combination.

I read you people's blogs every day and you have the nifty tabs at the top. Things that say Home, My Recipes, My Awards, etc. and it makes me freakin' insane. You know why? Because I cannot find anything in the template design thing for tabs at the top. I have looked and looked and looked. And nothing. So, I have no tabs. And this is the kind of crap that worries me seriously about me being the person to design this very important website. I cannot even create tabs on blogger. Everyone in the freaking free world seems to be able to do it but me. I bet I could set up a ten year old on this site and he or she would have it figured out in under fifteen minutes. I have been using this site since January and I am still a woman without a clue. I have still tried. It isn't like I have given up on the tabs. I look admiringly at your tabs and think to myself, "If she can do it, by golly, so can I." Then I spend 20 minutes in the design layout section breaking every cursing rule I have, and working myself into a migraine that knocks me out the rest of the day. That makes me so mad that I then lie in bed and curse at blogger while it is off. Yeah, I can stay pissed for a long time about things like tabs. I then make a pledge that I will NEVER revisit the tabs issue again. Until I see someone else who has cute little tabs at the top of their page and it makes me want them and I get on that same dumb ride at the amusement park.

For me it is the round and round rides. You know, like the teacups. They make me puke every time. I am sick as a dog. I am useless the rest of the day. I am dizzy. My inner ear equilibrium is all thrown off. I can't ride anything else. My ticket money is wasted. I just want to go home and go to bed. I discovered this when I was like seven. So, it is non-migraine related. Anything round and round is bad news. I can ride the swings on a good day, because I mentally convince myself that isn't really round and round, because the circle is wide enough. I lie to myself until I believe it. Yeah, that sometimes works. So, on a good day I can ride the swings. Teacups? Never. Hate the damn teacups.

Love the rollercoasters. I can ride them all day long. This is becoming a parallel for my life. I feel it. I keep marrying the teacups and/or dating the teacups when I really should stick with the rollercoasters. They are what I like. They are fun. They last longer. And they are really my kind of ride. I didn't see this post going this way. Hmmmm. But it's true. I really don't like the ones that go upside down. I would much rather ride a smooth roller coaster with a long drop than go upside down. Upside down must be too much like the teacups. Except I can tolerate it because it happens quickly. It just isn't my favorite. Cedar Point has the best rollercoasters of any amusement park anywhere. Of course, I don't think I could tolerate any of that crap right now. Are we talking about coasters or men? Uh oh. Time's up.


  1. Try adding a new page, this will give you the option to tab the pages..

  2. Title makes me think of the song:

    Title of the Song by DaVinci's Notebook



  3. Thank You Anthony. Now it seems so obvious and easy...

  4. Instead of blogging, I think I'll play Scrabble tonight. Thanks, Robin.

  5. lol @ that thing at the goodness if it doesn't tie directly in to my blog topic. Good job...tile. I hate grout.

  6. Cedar Point? I LOVE Cedar Point! It's like the only place to go as a teenager in Michigan.. Altho I have to disagree.. I too thought Cedar Point rocked the rollercoasters until... I went to Hershey Park in PA., they REALLY rock the coasters!
    Great post!

  7. If you need help with tabs, I can try to help you. :)

    Just email me!

  8. I want to see a picture of you in that black sequened for tabs go into designs add a gadget under your picture and name and it should walk you through, oh on the gadget add pages, its not hard and if you need help e-mail me..


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