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    Tuesday
    Jul142009

    I effed with the space-time continuum and ended up on the ranch: Random Tuesday Thoughts

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    Hey kids! Guess what time it is?

    Except, well, it's not really that time. Or, it will be when you read this, but not right NOW. See, right NOW I'm probably sleeping the sleep of the deaf after seeing No Doubt in concert, so I'm writing my Random Tuesday Thoughts in advance this week. Right, um, NOW. Well, like, NOW now, not NOW.

    Holy crap I think I just invented time travel. And then broke my brain.

    So if you want to play, grab yerself a button, piss out a stream of consciousness, and call it Random Tuesday!

    I actually had to start this post on the crappy older computer in Internet Explorer. NOW I REMEMBER WHY I USE FIREFOX. You ever see somebody's blog post with like, an inordinate amount of space between paragraphs? Yeah, you can bet they wrote it using IE, saved it, and came back to it later. To find that their carriage returns had gotten busy and multiplied. Oh! And don't even get me started on the hula dance you have to do to cut and paste something between blog posts. ROAR.


    Today I drove out to my parents house. I call it "The Ranch". They don't actually ranch, or farm anything, but it's about 20 acres, a half hour out of town. They were always city dwellers until they retired.

    I know, most people downsize when they retire, but whatevs.

    Anyway, they're off hiking and Mom wanted me to water her plants. So I loaded the toddler into the car and drove out to do that. Guess what? You can fit a lot of plants into 20 acres.

    It took us probably an hour and a half. I even exploited let my kid help.

    Teaching him how to operate a spray nozzle was probably not one of my smarter moves.

    Need another time waster? I've probably spent the better part of my last three days' surfing time on Not Always Right. Wow - people are crazy.


    Today I had this conversation with Fashionista:

    Her: "Anything new?"

    Me: "Not really. You?"

    Her: "No, not really."

    Conclusion: We're both boring as hell and the ride to see No Doubt is going to be a silent one.

    Okay, Random Tuesday Thoughts just aren't the same on a Sunday. I'm officially calling Time of Death on this one.

    But it's Tuesday for YOU! (Well, probably. If you're playing by the rules. Not naming any names. JULIE.) So get all randomy and hook up with Mr. Linky! Mwah, dahlings! I'll see you when I return!



    Reader Comments (49)

    Hello.

    Posted once and it came up four times. Apologies! Not sure how could have happened as i use this tool on other sites - but I have no power to delete from this end!

    Apologies - i am not a widget terrorist!

    Thanks

    Mark

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSmallprint

    Your convo with the Fashionista sounds like me and the hubby when we are on a car ride.

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKat

    Parents are off hiking? They have more energy than I do! LOL! Did I mention that I hate any kind of yard work!

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterotin

    I bet NO DOUBT was awesome! :D

    ROAR indeed! I don't use IE because of its many bugs!

    My MIL has plants everywhere too, and when she left for Arizona last year and stayed there for a year she asked me to take care of her plants and I was like, sure. When she came back, most, if not all, of her plants have died. It turns out plants need some water and some sunshine and occasional stirring of the soil in the pots.. LOL I so can't do all those..

    Thanks for telling me about google analytics.. :D

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAne Fallarme

    Oh good lord, why must you point us in the direction of stupid people, knowing we can't help but look?

    I am of the opinion, that IE will never get any better, no matter what Microsoft does to it. IE will always suck!

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMissy

    I just installed Foxfire. I'm not a convert.

    Hope the concert was awesome.

    My parents retired and bought 10 acres and a couple of horses. I wish they had the freakin' horses when I was home to enjoy them, but whatever. They also bought their first home computer the week after I graduated high school.

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterK

    Oh no, didn't you know that hoses are like toddler crack? Graham is personally responsible for the drought here in FL since he's forever begging for "HOSE!!! Please?!?".

    I hope you survived your night without X and had a great time at the concert.

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

    I hope you had a great night at the concert. You'll never be the same.

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterblueviolet

    my mom lives in a similar spot... lots of land and her "garden" is more like a field (.5 acres of GARDEN)..... wild. she loves it, I prefer to keep it simple!

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbassackwards mom

    Sometimes, it's good to be boring. I find that fewer people hit me up for stuff when I'm in a boring spell :)

    http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/07/best-places-to-live-cities-with-most.html

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI am Harriet

    I'm boring too. . . but for some reason non-boring stuff keeps happening around me. . .

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlizspin

    I've been trying to convert people to Firefox, too - IE sucks pond water...and not the good, clean kind. ;)

    HA! I love that you introduced X to the hose... Princess Nagger has spent hours watering the grass... flowers... cars... driveway... herself... but hey, it keeps her out of trouble...or does it promote trouble? Whatev. ;)

    My parents did the same thing - upsized after all us kids moved out of the house. It really would have been nice to have grown up in a 5 bedroom, 3 bath house instead of the 3 bedroom, 1 bath house with 6 of us. Not to mention the acreage. Apparently they must have gotten a burst of energy after we all moved out. ;)

    DID YOU HAVE FUN AT THE CONCERT? Oh, sorry, didn't meant to shout... ;) Happy RTT! :)

    Strangely enough, I wrote about that infuriating spacing issue in my RTT for today...I did manage to figure it out, however.

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpiecemeal people

    Boooooo, Hissssssss all over IE! I never use it unless I'm testing a website so I can see just HOW MUCH it's screwed up the CSS this time! if I come across a site that doesn't work in any browser but IE, I never go to it again. EVER.

    If I can't use Firefox for whatever reason, I'll use Chrome. Or Opera. Or Safari. Or I'll just go through internet withdrawal.

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJan

    I know you aren't going to read this forever because of the whole no doubt business.

    I've never used safari but i've heard good things.

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy

    Teaching the boy how to use the spray nozzle will definitely come back to haunt you. Happy RTT.

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOtter Thomas

    Ah, rules, schmules. I like to stay ahead of the game. ;)

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie@Momspective

    Hmmm... 20 acres of space and green and no noise..... yeah I'd lose my mind!!

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergigidiaz

    So Jealous you saw No Doubt, love Gwen Stefani! How was the concert?

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkirsty815

    IE sucks, and all the best people know it.

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSnooker

    I can't remember to water DHs houseplants - 20 acres? I'm impressed

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterArtSnark

    Damn. You just reminded me I need to water my 2000 plants. Stupid people? I'm all over that.

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaptain Dumbass

    I always exploit.... errr.... teach my children to help out...

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

    what kind of hike were your parents going on that you needed to water their flowers? like a walk about?

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

    Huge amounts of space between paragraphs is like my life story ~~ LOL! Drives. Me. Nuts.

    No Doubt. Keely, you ARE the coolest. You know that RIGHT!?

    My parents expanded once all us kids turned 18 & moved out--HEY, what the heck was that all about Mom and Dad?

    Anyways, The Ranch sounds like a great place to be! Have fun!

    July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSwoozie

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