Life is random. There's no doubt about that. Popularity is random. Everything seems random lately. I've got 226 Twitter followers. I only know a handful of them. I have more Facebook friends than I know what to do with. Again, I only know so many of them. But apparently being an Editor and a Writer makes me a "cool kid". I'm slightly confused, because I already thought I was cool. I guess I'm just "cooler" now. But then again, I'm probably supposed to be spelling it "kewl" to be really cool. And while I am enjoying getting to know all my new friends and followers, I still want to keep my old ones. And some of you seem to be missing.
I didn't start this blog to make friends, but that's what happened. And there for awhile there was a core group of us. I could count on their comments and they could count on mine. I got to know them through their blogs and when I was in one of the darkest times of my life (Mike's accident), they helped pull me through with their constant outpouring of love and support. They reached out to me in real life, not just blogland. I miss you guys. I know I've gotten busy and don't blog nearly as much. I know I don't always make it to your blogs as soon as you post, but I do try to keep up! So, if the absence is because you're busy too- just know that I still value you.
And newbies- I heart you too of course. But leave comments, it's how I get to know you and helps insure that I visit your blog as well.
And now for the random portion of the blog. Because this blog is nothing, if not random.
Me: ugh. My hair has sooo many grays in it! Its definitely time to color it again.
Lu: Maybe you should go with the aunt Vicky style. (Mike's aunt who went through chemo. Her hair grew back this absolutely beautiful salt and pepper. She keeps it short and she looks amazing!)
Me: Um. I don't think I can pull off that short look. She looks so sophisticated now. I think I even like it better than her blonde hair she used to have.
Lu: Yeah. It looks "artsy". I don't think it would work for you.
Me: What the hell? I'm "artsy". So what do you think I'd look like if I let my gray grow out?
Lu: Kind of like a hippie.
Me: Oh great. So aunt Vick's hair says "artsy chic" and mine says "aging hippie". Thanks alot Lu.
Lu: Um. Sorry?
Me: Doesn't matter anyway. I'm going to start calling them silver highlights. That makes it sound like I put them there on purpose.
We were watching TV the other night and saw an advertisement for one of those shows where they show funny clips they find on the web.
Lu: Isn't that what Tosh.0 does?
Mike: yeah. And Web Soup.
Me: Well I do not have all day to comb youtube for funny videos you guys. Frankly, I'm glad someone else does it for me.
Lu: But I just want to see funny cat videos. I think they should have a crazy cat lady who only shows cat videos. And they can film it in her house with her 80 cats. And she can be all "Mr. Tickles found this clip!"
Mike & Me: *silence*
Lu: Well I'd watch it.
Lu & I made a trip to Dairy Queen. The closest one is 20 minutes away in a tiny town if you drive the back roads. So we're driving along and we stop at one of the few intersections. There are stop signs on the road we are on.
Lu: So for the longest time I didn't realize that wasn't a four way stop. And one time I almost got smashed by a semi.
Me: Is this a story where you're such a bad driver you almost died?
Lu: Pretty much. And there was this guy in a pick up truck at the other stop sign and when I went he freaked out. He looked so horrified. Glad that semi missed me. If it hadn't he probably would have told the cops I committed suicide.
Me: And they'd have been all "Ma'am, we think your daughter committed suicide" and I'd have said, "No. She's just stupid."
Lu: I can see you saying that to the cops.
Me: And Sean would be all "I told you she was too stupid to live."
Lu: *giggling* Guess I should pay more attention.
Hope you are all enjoying your week. Mine has been interesting to say the least. More on that later.