Monday, October 13, 2008

Twitters Never Win

I just realized that people are following me on Twitter. But, I have no idea how to use Twitter. I don't even remember how I figured out how to sign up in the first place. And the FAQ's on the site don't help, because they are too advanced for me.

Also, I seem to be following a few people on Twitter myself. But how do I know when they've Twittered something? Do I have to keep checking my Twitter page? I've seen some people's Twitters on their sidebars on their blog. How do they do that?

Did I miss the class where we discussed all this?

I lost 5 dollars at Bunco tonight. So I ate a lot of food to make up for it. I also took 2 migraine pills (active ingredient: caffeine) to get through the evening. Now here it is, close to midnight, my migraine is gone, and I'm wide awake.

Hmmm...I could knit, I guess. Or maybe I'll tackle some quilting. Or I could try canning the applesauce that is sitting on my counter. Did you know it takes 84 apples to make 6 quarts of applesauce? And did you know that peeling 7 dozen apples by hand gives one ample time to regret not spending a mere 12 bucks for the handy-dandy apple peeler at Target?

I was going to link to the apple peeler, but I can't find it online. Maybe I can get through this entire post without a single hyperlink. That would be a first, I believe.

Naaah....can't do it....check out this fun news report...and let me just say, I'm not surprised.

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29 comments:

  1. Or you could tackle learning Twitter. Go to "Settings." There's a line of blue text that tells you how to put it in your blog. Whenever you want to update or see what other people are doing, go to "Home" and sign in.

    Happy wakeful night!

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  2. ha! how timely I just tried to find you on twitter but I couldnt. of course i'm a twitter twit and only recently rediscovered the fact I was signed up there so I probably did something really wrong. I just go to twitter to use it but there are these download thingies I havent figured out yet. Damn kids and their new fangled computer crap!

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  3. Good God! How much do 84 apples cost?!? At least tell me they're Macintosh.

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  4. The best thing to do while having a caffeine buzz is to sit in front of the computer and blog surf.
    Depending on the time that you consumed the caffeine, you could be wide awake until 3:00 or 4:00 a.m.
    And then you get so tired so fast that the words on the screen start to go blurry and your head starts getting closer and closer....to .........the.........keyboarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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  5. I peeled six for my mini apple pies. Yeah, six is definitely my limit. Good luck with twitter. I've decided that it is one less thing I need to procrastinate with.

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  6. I think I Twitter to. Have no idea what it is, or why I do! I hope you are able to sleep soon!

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  7. I refuse to do applesauce anymore. Way back when the teenager was a toddler she helped me make some and the proceeded to never eat it. We used apples with some brown spots, you know. Ever since then she's been suspicious of ANY homemade goodness.

    Sometimes I wanna smack kids. Or starve them into eating what I've made.

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  8. Up until 3:30am, because my sinuses hurt and I could not sleep. So, I read blogs! I highly recommend this method. :)
    The professional arborist who pruned our apple trees did NOT make them look like apple trees in the orchard; they look like lollipops and there are almost no apples. The apples that are there? Too high up to get to, and probably covered in flyspeck. But last fall, before we paid $175 to have our 2 trees pruned? Apples and apples and apples galore! We couldn't use my wonderful peeler/corer because they had bad spots that had to be cut away. I remember the marathon. I also remember the bounty of homemade applesauce and apple butter. *sigh*
    I remember to twitter about once every two weeks. Am I following you? Now I need to go find out...

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  9. I KNEW you would be following the Nebraska child abandonment situation...seems Another teen has been FLOWN there by a parent intent on "dropping them at the hospital"...Hmmmm.
    Not sure how this will resolve...
    Wow, that's a LOT of apples.
    I love my apple corer, peeler, slicer...any number over six would have be my limit. It is pretty easy to clean, too. Making baked apples tonight...yum.
    I am a titter imbecile. I don't have time for what I've got...Can't. Add. More.
    Blessings & good luck

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  10. I have a great deal of sympathy and empathy for those parents. You know, we drive through Neb on our way to SD all the time... hmm....
    Naw just kidding, but still!

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  11. The Twitter thing took me a bit to figure out--once I got it semi-conquered, I decided to branch out--yep, you guessed it--I'm attempting to plumb the depths of Facebook. You know, all the cool kids are doing it--but I do seem to be flunking Facebook 101....

    Blessings!

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  12. As a Nebraska native, I'm always soooo embarassed that this is how Nebraska gets in the news. I followed the legislation when it was getting passed and everyone (except the politicians) seemed to know that this was not going to be good. Yikes. Not good.

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  13. I've never made that much applesauce at one time and I lurve my apple peeler-slicer.

    Whenever anyone says Twitter or Facebook I cover my ears and sing "lalalalalala."

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  14. It definitely took me a whiel to figure out Twitter - but it's pretty cool once you do!

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  15. Step away from the Twitter. It is very, very addicting. I have no idea why b/c a LOT of people talk about what they ate, but the good stuff is so very, very good. Fun times. Just log on to Twitter and say something. I'm going to search for you now (and I think I Googled "How to add Twitter Widget to sidebar")

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  16. Back before kids, I had the Year of the Strawberry Jam. I couldn't face a fresh strawberry for years afterward. You know it's bad when *strawberries* give you the willies.

    Oh, and I don't own a peeler either. But I do like to use my small melon baller to take out the cores. Cut out a scoop out of the top and bottom, cut the apple in half, then scoop out the two core halves.

    And if you figure out what in the world twitter is, do let us know... (As if I need one more thing to check on the computer!)

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  17. I'm slowly starting "to get" twitter but I still can't think of enough interesting or witty things to write so I write nothing. Which isn't really twittering at all.

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  18. I totally don't get twitter either, and if I did, how would I fit it into my life anyways?

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  19. You *peeled* 84 apples? Wow!

    I never peel apples for applesauce(or core them either). Wash them, quarter them, remove the stems, cook them to mush and then run them through the food mill (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_mill). It is a wonderful invention. You get all the flavor and color from the peels and it sieves out the seeds and roughage. And I can make quarts and quarts of applesauce and freeze it for later. For freezing, I either put a freezer bag in a plastic container, fill w/applesauce, freeze and reclaim the container. Or else I freeze the applesauce in yogurt cups- a single serving will defrost in 5 min in the microwave and give you a nicely sized bowl of warm applesauce for breakfast on a cold winter day. (I much prefer freezing to canning when I have the space- the flavor doesn't really change in freezing, while it does in canning. And it's a lot less work.)

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  20. I will not twit. Will not do it. Do not need another time suck.

    KEEP BELIEVING

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  21. I'm all about not twittering.. way too much mindless pointless stuff to keep me busy as it is! So apparently my google reader beleives that your blog is one that I need to be reading... it keeps suggesting you. so here I am. You are tremendously entertaining, though I do wonder how you keep fake names for six children straight... I'm also all about the blog paranoia.. one can never be too safe. :)

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  22. mommykerrieOctober 15, 2008

    love your blog. adding it to my blogroll. come see me ... i have only 4 kids so far. your husband reads your blog? mine does not. i could be trashing him all over the world and he'd never know it. he's, like, anti-internet.

    thekerrieshow.blogspot.com

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  23. MommyJ - I had trouble with the names at first; but now my main problem is calling the kids by their blog names in real life.

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  24. I do not haz the Twitter either, because I just really don't get it. So you're not alone.

    Nebraska, huh? Hmmmmmmm.

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  25. No Twitter, no surly teen to deposit in Omaha, no apple peeler. We're kind of alike.

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  26. Teens can be difficult for sure...I'm frankly not all that surprised that a few are being dropped off at safe havens. Really though, I'm thinking parents need to pass parenting courses about dealing with all different developmental stages before they are issued a license for procreation. People really have no idea what they are getting themselves into when they mate. It all seems so romantic on TV.

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  27. I pretty much emphasize with the exasperated parents of teens. There wasn't a parenting book in the world that could have made living with my 13-year-old Anna more bearable. If I had lived anywhere near Nebraska last year...

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  28. My pampered chef peeler corer slicer is great. I never would have spent the money to buy my own. My aunt bought it for me in 2001, as she liked my apple pies and asked me to bring them for dessert when we went to her house for dinner every month or so. Then she retired and moved to Massachusetts. She used to live in Fairfax, behind the Woodson high school off 236, so an hour from us.

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  29. Well if I could've held out another year, then I could've taken my oldest to the Cornhusker State and given him a fresh start there instead of sending him to my Mother In Law's. However, it was getting to the point that someone needed to finish the job of raising him because I was on the brink of state intervention in a bad way. We wouldn't have lasted another year. We were wanting to avoid being on the news. A year and a half later, with 350 miles between us - we're on better terms now. I miss him terribly and feel like a failure as his mother. But I'd rather fail this way than something really abhorrent.

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