Thursday, January 07, 2010

Gone And (Maybe) Forgotten

5 days? 5 days I go missing and you folks don't even send out a search team? That's about 6 months in blog years, you know.

And I don't even have a good excuse. None. Oh, maybe I was trying to garner a little attention, trying to see how many readers would bother to stop by to see how I was doing (answer: not a lot). Or maybe I was like the 9-year-old girl at the slumber party who pretends to be asleep before everyone else just so they would all tickle her.

Was that just me?

Most likely I was just too darn busy eating all the leftover mini-Reese's from my New Year's Party to bother waddling over to my computer desk and typing out a few words.

Also? That "2 thousand and 10" v "twenty ten" controversy? Has me very depressed. I want to say "twenty ten"; I know that by next year everyone will be saying "twenty eleven"; and certainly a decade from now no one would be foolish enough to recite "two thousand and twenty" when a simple "20-20" would do.

But I find myself babbling "2 thousand and 10," just like everyone else around me. At least, when my mouth isn't full of chocolatey peanut butter goodness, that's what I'm saying. The rest of the time I'm saying, "Mmmph mwafnd m-m."

A lemming, that's what I am. A year-naming lemming. I make me sick.

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You know what? It feels good to be back. Anything exciting happen while I was gone?

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23 comments:

  1. You have indeed been missed. It is good to see you back.

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  2. I like the two thousand version myself. But I think you're right about the future having the twenty version in store for us.

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  3. well, i WAS wondering where you were...

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  4. One more day and I would have launched the search party. I knew you were okay because I saw you out and about with a little commenting--didn't I?

    Welcome back!

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  5. You know I was checking my blogroll every day to see if you had posted something new...

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  6. My husband and I made a pact to say twenty-ten because it just sounds better. Okay, making a pact wasn't quite how it went down, but we're doing it.

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  7. Oh, everybody needs a break over the holidays. Welcome back!

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  8. I guess it's time I pulled my head out of the sand and acknowledged it's not the same around the blogophere without ya. As for the controvery in what to call this year. I just say
    '09... what? You mean it's January already?'

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  9. For my part, I was reading your old posts and laughing and laughing and then wondering where you went and then crying crying. I don't know what happened to you over the last week but for me it's been a friggin' emotional rollercoaster. Your lucky this was a funny post, you.

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  10. For the record, the girl who goes to sleep first at the slumber party also gets her bra tossed in the freezer.

    Just sayin'.

    Welcome back!

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  11. Actually, I think once we stuck her hand in a cup of water to see if that would make her pee in her sleeping bag.

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  12. I'm just glad you absence had nothing to do with vomit.

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  13. Well! I see you noticed I was checking by and decided you'd better come clean!

    Speaking of which, I was putting things away myself two days ago and found...the fun size Heath bars saved to be the last Halloween candy to be given out--and then we got Not One Kid at the door. Thought I'd tossed all that toothrot. I did not. Hubby doesn't know it's there; mine all mine. Heh.

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  14. I saw you outside doing the snow dance. I know, because I was there, too.

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  15. Twenty eleven sounds funky to me.

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  16. I figured if it WAS vomit-related, then we definitely would have heard.

    So I was trying to figure out whether the Witness Protection Program would allow you to keep your blog, even though they change every other aspect of your identity (by the way, that thing that teachers always say about "There's no such thing as a stupid question...", well, apparently, that's not the policy at the US Attorney's office.)

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  17. 2010 will NEVER be "twenty-ten" to me. Never.

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  18. Welcome back - I'm in the two thousand ten camp. Less words, and I'm all about doing less.

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  19. If you wanted more comments, you just need to whine like Sue. Although I think my random mass commenting on a post annoyed her, so I won't do so here. Anyway, I don't often post so I've learned to stop questioning until my friends have been gone for a month or more.

    And if it makes you feel any better, I just can't say 20 - 10. It makes me feel odd. And yet I was totally with down with 19 - 10. Must be something special about 2000. Perhaps that it's easier to say than 19 hundred or one thousand nine hundred (especially without adding "year of our Lord" at the end).

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  20. Hey, I too checked every day! Of course the last time you disappeared, you were knitting, so I thought perhaps you were having an attack of socks or something.

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  21. So glad you're back! Actually, I was gone a bit too. I don't know what to call this year; in fact, I don't even know what year it is. Is this the year the Mayans are supposed to kill us all? Or, isn't there some pig virus that is going to kill us first?

    I'm out of touch.

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  22. I say that if everyone said "nineteen ten" for 1910, we shoud say "twenty ten" for 2010. How's that?

    I survived a 10-day trip from the deep south to the Canadian border and returned with all my children. AND I haven't posted yet either. My excuse: lesson planning.

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  23. Definitely not forgotten. At least if I'd been able to read ANYTHING over the past week or so.

    20-10. I'm still sticking with it.

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