Thursday thirteen, ugh, not AGAIN!


So I’ve been reading a lot of bloggers talking about getting back to writing and stepping away from the high school-like environment we often find ourselves in.

Right there with ya, sisters!

Anyway,  I’m nearing my blog’s birthday 10/10/10  (is that number fortuitous or what?) and I’m thinking about getting back to my roots.  More writing.  More writing that I’M interested in writing and reading.

As a gift to myself, I’m seriously considering dropping this meme.    I do love a good list but sometimes it just gets ridiculous.

Know what else I seem to be liking a lot of lately?  Navel gazing.  What the ….yeah, I’m embarrassed to say that too.

So among the lint I found this old relic.  It’s a Thursday 13 post back from the early days talking about what I WON’T talk about.    Feel free to point fingers and say, “Yeah, Woman, you did that one.  Now go stand in the corner while I get my paddle.”

Dreaded, you ask?  Yeah, the last thirteen kicked my ass, and yes, I know, it was all my doing.
So I started to think about the lists I could make and as I started making each list I found each one shorter than the last.  This was going to be tough.
So this is what I came up with, while sitting in the bathroom during bath time w/ the Mad.  (During that time I told her no less than 13 times to keep toys, water, HER BUTT, in the tub).  See the clever use of “13″….cute, huh?
13 lists you probably won’t see on my blog:
1. Possible names of the next cat.  I think we’re at one too many as it is, though I love each of these monsters.

2.  Home improvement projects.  We’ve been in our house for over 5 years now and I’m hoping I’ve cut the list down well below 13.  Funny that I’m writing this in the bathroom, site of a few projects and maybe the site of our last  (crossing fingers!!!!) HOLY CRAP, I totally have shown off my HI projects.  Yeah, yeah….see you in the corner.
3.  My favorite shoes….I love maybe 2 pair in my closet.  While there are several in there I’m not a big shoe-aholic.  Flips flops are another things all together.  I could build an altar to that god!

4.  Lessons I’ve learned as a mother.  Don’t get me wrong, LOVIN Motherhood.  But do you think I could really keep track of what bright ideas I’ve had, let alone want to share them?  I’m sure I’ll lose my mind before I get to ten….or forgotten them.

5.  My
most memorable halloween costumes.  Lets just say I’m not the biggest fan.  (Sorry MommaKiss, I know it’s your fave.)

6.  My favorite recipes.  Domestic and diva won’t ever be used in the same sentence when describing me.

I baked a cake Pictures, Images and Photos

7.  My favorite authors.  Love to read, love love love, LOVE IT.   It is no reflection on the writers but I just can’t keep them straight!

8.  My favorite movies.  Like shoes, not something I’m nuts about.  Sure there are a couple of good ones but nothing to blog about.  Oh, and just to set the record straight, if I did make a list, Pretty Woman would not be on it, sorry Julia.

9.  Along the same lines as 8, a list of my favorite actor/actress.  Yeah, can you hear me choking over here, running out of lists to NOT write about.   (No, no, no, the Tuesday Tunas were just excuses to show off my lust for some Hollywood hotties.  Go back and look, the writing was meager  if not miserable.)
10…yeah, can’t use that “ten is over rated” thing two weeks in a row, so, I vow never to write about my husband’s 13 most annoying habits.  Here is where I cover my ass and say, “My sweet Hubs doesn’t have thirteen any annoying habits.”  That would be a bald face lie and while I can’t promise that I won’t bitch here and there, I won’t list them all in one sitting..

11,  My favorite high school memories…just not nostalgic.

12.  My next scrapbooking/beading/knitting/farts and craps project.  Not my thing.  Wow, there are a lot of “not-my-thing” things listed here.
We pause this list for some self-indulgent belly button gazing.  Hmmm, lint free, nice.

13.  HA!  Whew, didn’t think I was going to make it this far.  Twiddling my thumbs, sighing, looking up a the ceiling, hemming and hawwing and then it hit me:  my christmas shopping list.  Sure, sure, I have a couple of followers and while I don’t think the fam even knows I’m here (oh great blogosphere), you just never know who’s lurking around.  (I really wanted to strike lurking and use some cute synonym but I thought maybe I had used that tool one too many times in one list.)

So yes, I’ll say it now, I’d like to be around for a 100 or more postings.  And just as optimistic, I’m hoping not to find my foot in my mouth.  You just never know where it’s been, flipping around in something like this:

20 Responses to Thursday thirteen, ugh, not AGAIN!
  1. dirt clustit
    October 7, 2010 | 6:18 am

    if THAT yellow thingie that you put on your feet didn’t have an exclamation, and …. never mind I really just want to know if it is torg or torq (my monitor is all screwy)

  2. Coffeypot
    October 7, 2010 | 8:33 am

    I have fun doing memes. But you will not get a serious answer there. You want serious, we’ll talk over a beer in the bar or cuddled under the covers (women only). I don’t know what your are talking about when you say you want to get back to writing. Your writing is great as it is. You tackle serious topics in a very humorous way. You are one of the peeps I look forward to reading everyday. Keep on keeping on.

  3. Symdaddy
    October 7, 2010 | 8:47 am

    Didn’t read it cos she ain’t wrote ’bout it.

    Damn the flippy-floppy-thingy! I always fall off ‘em!

  4. MommaKiss
    October 7, 2010 | 9:04 am

    You write what you wanna write. Always. Love you, but may have to bitch slap you for dissin’ halloween.

  5. tulpen
    October 7, 2010 | 9:49 am

    I hate shoes. My husband is the exact same height as me so high heels are NOT ALLOWED. Ever.

    I live in clunky ugly Dansko clogs. I have several pair. He hates them too, but they make my feet happy.

    • The Mad Woman behind the Blog
      October 7, 2010 | 9:07 pm

      I’ve actually gotten quite attached (okay, seriously developing a fetish)to high heels. It helps to have a husband 13 inches taller than me!

  6. ridgely
    October 7, 2010 | 5:46 pm

    All I can say is- I’m with you on the shoes-I so hope people do not notice I wear black dansko clogs all winter… tulpen, tell your husband– he can have foot surgery, you do not want it… I had foot surgery on both feet from high heels! This is serious business girls- take it from me-
    great blog- dropping in via the spot group at SITS

  7. San Diego Momma
    October 7, 2010 | 8:25 pm

    Give me those flip flops!!!!!!

    Sorry. Were you saying something?

    • The Mad Woman behind the Blog
      October 7, 2010 | 9:09 pm

      Cute, aren’t they? I’ve been looking for them every since I found that pic. And I’ll need them in red too.

      Oh the naughty things I’d do for RED shoes!

  8. Morgan B.
    October 7, 2010 | 9:11 pm

    I probably have fifty pairs of shoes, but I only wear four of them. And two of those are flip flops. It’s flip flops in the summer and boots in the winter. Oh, and TOMS. If you like flip flops, you’ll like TOMS. Plus, you can order a bunch of them because you’re helping poor kids at the same time. At least that’s what I told my husband when the giant box of them showed up on my porch. :/

    Best 13 Thursday yet! IMHO

  9. jaime
    October 8, 2010 | 10:16 am

    i HATE Halloween costumes. i proudly wore my “this is my costume” shirt most years. unless i was dressing for the pimps and hos frat parties… but that’s another story entirely…

  10. Lindsay
    October 8, 2010 | 10:40 am

    I am not a shoe person either. I have about five pairs of black flip flops from Old Navy and its great because they go with EVERYTHING. And in the winter I just wear my tennis shoes which also goes with everything I wear. And Halloween costumes? I hate that I have to spend $20-$30 for a costume that my four year old might wear for an hour. And that is if he will even wear it.

  11. Alexandra
    October 9, 2010 | 9:41 am

    I have a shoe problem. Almost as bad as my coffee problem. But, could be worse, right? I’m not gambling away the mortgage payment at lunchtime at the local casino….

  12. Jackie
    October 9, 2010 | 11:17 am

    Stopping by via b2s/b2b…enjoyed the list!

  13. The Flying Chalupa
    October 10, 2010 | 3:02 pm

    Ah, navel-gazing, you had me at lint! And speaking of flip-flops, I’m kind of obsessed with those new-fangled things…FIT-FLOPS. Will I ever be cool enough to wear them?
    ps – love your voice – so funny!

  14. injaynesworld
    October 10, 2010 | 7:16 pm

    Happy one year blogoversary! It’s so easy feat to come up with something witty, entertaining or at least interesting on a daily or even weekly basis. I post twice a week and many times I’ve been down to the wire breathing into a bag. So congratulations. You made it. I think you’re absolutely right on that the way to go is to write what you’d like to read and then just hope it happens to interest others, as well. Wishing you many years of blogging to come, my friend.

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