Monday, February 23, 2009

Blogger and other things annoying me

I hate to complain, I really do. I make an effort to stay positive and focus on happy things...BUT there are a few things bugging me and I need to vent.

1. Blogger. I have been trying for DAYS to change my look. I made a new header with a cute coordinating background. But Blogger is NOT letting me change it. I get the same flippin' error message each time. Apparently this has been a problem for the past week with others as well. Blogger, if you're reading this, would you PLEASE FIX THE PROBLEM?!

2. Blogger. Why yes...I did just complain about them. Did any of you lose followers overnight? When I went to bed last night, I had 137 followers. I lost 5 today. Does that really matter? No. But, I was starting to question my last post. I was beginning to think I really offended a bunch of people with my supermarket makeout session. Surely my mom was the only person truly bothered by this. But, when I made my blog rounds this evening, I discovered I am not the only one with this problem. It seems that Blogger got up last night for a midnight snack and ate a bunch of followers. Rudeness.

3. Cavities. We discovered Cole had a cavity at his last cleaning. That was annoying in and of itself. We had it filled today. He did amazingly well, but when he came out all groggy-like and saw me, he broke down. Big tears. Lots of drooling. Very confused about why he couldn't feel half of his face. He has bitten his tongue about 32 times. Every time I look at him, he's got more fresh blood on his lip. The advice the hygienist gave me, "Watch him to make sure he doesn't bite his tongue." Um, I can watch him all freaking's not going to stop him from accidentally biting his big ol' numb tongue!

4. Little Miss. I know it's shocking that such a sweet faced little girl could be on my list of annoying things...but I gotta tell ya. She's Aside from her normal bossy, demanding, difficult self, she's been waking up at 2 a.m. fussing and then up for the day at 5:00. The main problem with this (aside from the fact that I would LIKE to sleep in a little bit on the weekends) is that it interferes with my trying to get ready for school. I like quiet mornings with no one bugging me or demanding 27 things from me all the while I scramble to get dressed.

5. My hair. It's long. It's unruly. It's in major need of some color. Blick.

This is the nightly "choosing of the pajamas" ritual. You would be surprised at just how long one Little Miss can take to lay those clothes out JUST RIGHT in order to make her decision.

6. The news. If you know me, you know I don't watch the news. It's sad. It's depressing. And inevitably there's some tragic story about child abuse or murder and I just.can' So, I don't watch. But on the rare days when my husband is home in time to watch TV, he turns right to Nightly News. I can't imagine how ANYONE wants to listen to the same freaking thing every night. The economy, unemployment, economy, economy, economy. I understand it's bad. I really do. But I also believe that the media is doing nothing but making it worse. Just SHUT UP about it. Talking incessantly about it is making people even more scared. They are freaking out and not spending any money. How is that helping? I just don't get it.

Ah. I feel much better. Thanks for listening. Now I am off to bed. Yes, I realize it's only 9:00 but I need to finish my book and am barely keeping my eyes open as it is.

And now...your moment of zen.

What's bugging you?

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Wunderwoman said...

I'm with you, I try to stay positive...some days doesn't happen so much...hope tomorrow is better for you Goodnight

Jolene said...

Hey I lost a few followers myself. I thought it was something I said? lol

pam said...

I lost followers as well, and thought the same thing. I have noticed three have reappeared over the course of the day.

Hoping you get a good night's rest.

Kat said...

Blogger perplexes me. Especially with the single, one and a half, and double spacing of text. There is no rhyme or reason for the spacing.

And I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one. I went from 305 to 288 followers overnight. I thought they might all be mad that I was actually posting again.

C and C Mommy said...

I didn't lose any followers, but sometimes Blogger just annoys me!!

My daughter lays out her clothes also. That ANNOYS ME too!!

Michelle said...

Oh sister, you are allowed to complain. I had tons of trouble trying to change my blog page when I did it, so I agree, crappy blogger!
I can't help but giggle at the line up clothes....cracks me up...wonder who she gets that from?

What's bugging me presently? This lady at church yesterday attempted to "one up" me on how long she'd been in the hospital with her child....who says such things?

Here's praying little Miss sleeps through the night tonight. Maybe she's having a growth spurt?

missy said...

oh my gosh...blogger has been a pain in the you know what lately!?!?!?!?!!? i do agree!!!

Mrs Parks said...

I tell ya, when it freakin rains it pours.
Sending you virtual grass : )

That sounds bad... I mean as in green, lawn, thoughts of spring kind of grass.

Finding Normal said...

I'm just so giddy to be back online. Screw the followers. LOL

That cupcake Barbie in the sidebar is creeping me out.
The lack of interesting things on TV is bugging me.
Noah being whiney 2 nights in a row is bugging me. To the point that he was in bed by 7:15. Which I enjoyed. The 4 hours between? Notsomuch.
The a-hole at school is bugging me. Knowing he'll be back on Wednesday full of rage and ready to make some more weapons is also bugging me. Knowing I can't do crap about it is REALLY bugging me.
Trying to figure out meatless meals for Wednesday and Friday is bugging me.
Realizing I signed up with Marilyn for respite on Wednesday, but I don't think I'll take Noah to receive ashes is bugging me. Not even knowing what time mass is or being able to find it out online is bugging me.
The general state of disaster that is constantly my home is bugging me.
The fact that I'm starving and it's 10:35 and I should just go to bed already is bugging me.
Sorry you asked yet?

Vickie said...

The news is so depressing. I pretty much stopped watching it. I only watch the weather right now. I catch stuff over the internet or my Hubby.

Poor Cole. I hope his mouth feels better tomorrow.

I did lose a follower over the weekend. But it was intentional, ouch. But this morning, I had lost another, but found out it was the blogger thing. Man, blogger was starting to make me feel bad:)

All you have to do is make sure on your dashboard that you are following the blogs publicly(I looked this word up and it still looks wrong) and the other people will see the numbers go back up.

Just in case you didn't know.

I hope Little Miss lets you get some sleep tonight. Heck, everynight:)

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a day complete with no bugs ! and that Cole's mouth doesn't hurt too bad. I remember the first time I had dental work as a kid, thought it was cool that I could bite my inner cheek as hard as I could and it didn't hurt ! until..the shot wore off.
Maybe litte Miss needs day of the week pj's ? do they even make them? Maybe you lost some followers due to the economy? losing internet access.

Sarah said...

I'm with you...blogger had been a pain! I have been trying to change my background for days. What a pain! I think today might be my day to post about annoyences as well...I think I am crabby today!

Tiffany said...

Thank goodness I didn't lose any followers - shoot I only have 11 I think that would really make me cry!

There are lots of things that bug me but since I've come to the realization that really no one but me cares whats bugging me I just keep them to myself. Now complaining is another thing entirely - I do it ALL the time much to my hubbys dislike LOL. Hope your days get better!!

Anonymous said...

My blog is on wordpress, but I have a lot of problems leaving comments on blogs that are blogger. A message will come up saying a duplicate entry, but I had only pushed post comment once and nothing will be in comments when I go back to look. It always seems to happen when I have a long comment.

Judi said...

I hope your days has gotten better!!

teachergirl said...

Just say no. To Brian Williams. I nearly peed in my pants. Check out the blog about Brian Williams tie. Seriously.

Columbia Lily said...

blogger has been annoying me big time over the last few days. Blank pages on my favorite blogs, refusal to allow me to comment (by not loading verification words), and other generally annoying things. ARGH!!!!

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

Died laughing at the newspaper headline! Frown face at the thought of your little bubba going to the dentist!

I hope you're sound asleep right now or cuddled up reading your book!

Scary Mommy said...

Blogger is totally on my shit list. First the follower thing. Then it ate 3 comments I was trying to leave and then my posts all disappeared. They came back, but I'm still pissed!

Missy's Blog said...

Apparently I was a "lost" follower ... I love reading your blog, so of course I'm following again.

Crazy Daisy said...

I have lost over 15 follower... I'm not sure what is going on!!!

Tiffany said...

LOL at the pajamas. It's a big decision!

Lindsay said...

I cannot imagine having my daughter get up in the middle of the night and THEN get me up that early. I'd be batty!

I've been thinking about your economy and the news connection all week, and the more I ponder it the more I think you're right. We are so easily swayed by the media, and I wouldn't doubt for a second that their constant coverage has furthered the panic. I need to boycott it.

Mrs4444 said...

Nothing I can think of while reading your post, of course! Loved the pics you put throughout. As for Little Miss, you could show her a clock and tell her she can't come out of her room until a certain time; my sister does this for her early riser, and it works like a charm.

I wonder if that problem you are having is the one the Lena Tewes mentions on her Tutorial page? She posted it on Thursday:

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Everything and everyone is bugging me!!!! All I can say is "Amen, Sister!"

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Our really empty nest said...

Hi....I totally agree with the news things, geesh, enough already. I think this recession is made 100times worse from all the doom and gloom they spout. People are freaking out, just turn off the news folks! I have enjoyed your blog and am a new follower! Sue

BeeHappy said...

I hate blogger errors too! It's so frustrating and their help section sucks! I try to be positive to but dang come on! :) My current annoyance is my slumlord. Check my blog about my living situation. I just want out stat!