Monday, September 21, 2009

I Suck. You Don't.

You know what's made this blog way less funny lately? My kids have gone back to school and aren't supplying with me with all kinds of cute and hilarious and disastrous blog fodder. We don't have time to go on outings anymore and when we do, it's just me and Quinn on a perfectly respectable walk to the ice cream parlor with a friend and her kid.

Way less funny.

I mean, I guess I could have written a whole post about how Quinn walks reeeeeeeaaaaallllllyyyy slow, but that's not exactly Quinn fell off of a statue in the Capitol Rotunda caliber now is it? So rather than trying to mine the humor out of Jack psyching out his teachers and convincing them that he was sick and had to come home today, I'm going to do something that has been weighing on a teensy part of my blogging brain for a long time.

Occasionally someone tags me for a meme or passes on a blog award to me and I leave a comment on their post saying—nay, promising—that I will respond and pass on the award or meme in a post of my own. Then I add the URL to a list in a "to write" folder on my computer.

Here's the thing. I'm never going to get to it. It's never going to happen. I'm sorry. And I know that if you tagged me for something in 2008, you're not exactly sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for my post. But I feel bad, and a promise is a promise. So, no, I'm not going to respond to the memes and awards, but I AM going to say thank you and I'm sorry I'm a loser by presenting each of you with the following badge:

This hastily whipped together badge goes to Joeymom, Cara at Fox Factors, Whirlwind, Astarte, Manic Mommy, Tech Savvy Mama, Susanica, Cathy at the Clothesline, Jessica, Thrift Store Mama, Tammigirl at If You Could See What I See, Another Piece of the Puzzle, and Kate at Upside Backwards.

The only rule is that if you're in the list and happen to see this, you should accept my apology, consider my meme obligation taken care of, and then feel no obligation to do anything else. (Any other slackers out there should feel free to use the badge to send their own apologies. Although people might wonder about you. I'm used to it, so it doesn't bother me anymore.)

Well. I feel, like 15 pounds lighter.

You'll excuse me now because I have to go think of a fun yet questionable activity to take my kids to this weekend.


Bonus fun! If you want to see some very cool (and some funny) photos of my family, check out my review of ScanDigital on Things. And Stuff.


  1. You funny. And you don't suck - I do. Because I haven't updated my blog in 22 days.

  2. You know, it's fall, and around here that means apple-picking season.

    Team Stimey hits the orchard??

    Let the hilarity ensue.

  3. That's an awesome badge but I totally do not think that I rock and that you are a dunce. You should come on over and see the pile of stuff on my desk that won't even fit in my To Write folder!

  4. You made me laugh :-)
    Now I'm back at work I seem to miss a lot of funny stuff my kids do, too. I'm actually looking forward to school holidays (next week) now!

  5. Ha! You are still funny. And my preferred method of avoiding the guilt you refer to is simply not to win any awards. Works perfectly!

  6. Love it. Blog awards? Wonderful, lovely thoughts. Total time suck, though.

    Great badge.

  7. Pull 'em out of school Friday and come to the St. Mary's County Fair with us. Blog fodder awaits!

  8. you're so sweet to do that. :)

  9. Ugh. I try not to get awards. I'm a horrible human being. I do thank the person but rarely post them or pass them on. You have totally made me admit that I suck in front of everyone! Thanks!

    And we won't even discuss the memes I haven't done.

  10. I can see it now. Team Stimey hits the 3-D movie that Jessica's giving away tickets for over at aparentinsilverspring.

    Definite material. Toy Story 2. I think it's a double-header. . . .

  11. Ahh, what a great meme. I too, have completely slacked off on the past oh, hundred or so tags that came my way.

    Sprite's Keeper's Spin Cycle this week is your favorite meme. You should link up!

  12. You don't really suck. I'm sure you haven't written anything the rest of us wouldn't love to write.

    Glad to find a Dr. Who fan. My almost-20-year-old daughter made me watch the first season (of the new ones)and I fell in love. I didn't think I could adjust to a new Doctor, but I think I will.

  13. Yay! A badge! Thank you! You don't suck!

    *whispers*: I haven't written anything new since 8/25 - and anything worth reading since...okay I suck too.

  14. I suck even more cause I only find out I have been awarded or tagged when the giver slaps me upside the head.

    And is that a freaking GERBIL?

  15. Hi Stimey. You don't have to do the memes. At least I hope we are not always supposed to do memes ;-)

    Hey, I loved the scanned photos you showed on that last link. Although I thought for a sec that the first photo was of your husband and not your dad, but something seemed not right. Must have been the 1970s vibe in the background. Seriously, I think it's great that you found a good way to scan. Those pictures are precious. We've got to do the same. And how did you ever do that Pippi hair? Outstanding! -Monica

  16. Hahaha!!!! You don't suck. At least you're still posting on a regular basis, which is more than I can say in my currently-overwhelmed state! I love this, though, and I'm going to put it on my blog!

  17. Love it - thanks!

    It seems to be going around - this not updating thing. I thought I would have more time once school started, but I am just overwhelmed with everything else going on in my life right now.

  18. Thanks for the apology Stimey.

    I found it today. Ten months later.

    I guess I should make my own dunce badge.


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