Jane’s Secrets or The Things You’re Already Thinking But Are Afraid To Say Outloud

  • I breathe a sigh of relief when I click on one of your blogs and you haven’t added a new post yet.
  • My kids watch way too much television now that I’ve started to blog.
  • No matter how many times my brain tells me differently, I still believe that if I’m eating something standing up the calories will cancel out.
  • If you’re over-the-top religious on your blog – I won’t read you. No matter how open-minded I say I am.
  • When I “agree to disagree” with my husband (no one else, it seems) I’m really still seething inside wondering why in the world he is so stupid and can’t see it my way.
  • While I don’t want a Blogspot blog, sometimes I hang out at The Kitchen Witch or Inktopia just to cruise their blogrolls. They read many of the same blogs I do AND Blogspot has this handy feature with updated post titles and time stamps for your blogroll. Yes. I have blogroll envy. Big time!
  • Asymmetrical haircuts. I don’t get them. I see them less and less so  maybe they’re on their way out. (God, I hope so.) Cut short and neat in the back and trailing long past your ears to your chin. Short or long? Make up your mind! So when I smile and say, “Oh, It’s very YOU!” I mean to say, “Whaaaaaaat were you thinking?!?”
  • I play favorites. With my children. But that can change minute to minute. And they all get a turn.
  • And I don’t Tweet or Twitter – ’cause I’m not a Twit. Oops. I just offended the majority of my readers, didn’t I? Really. It’s not a criticism. I’m writing about that which I do not know. Please. Enlighten me. I have no clue what the big deal is.


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34 responses to “Jane’s Secrets or The Things You’re Already Thinking But Are Afraid To Say Outloud

  1. Steven Harris

    Twittering is dull, unless you’re following people who you’re really interested in and can’t wait to know when they’ve changed the water in their fish tank. Or been to the bathroom. Or scratched their back side for the fifth time that day…

  2. Nicki

    I am still laughing at “I’m not a Twit.” Great list, Jane!

  3. suzicate

    Gee Jane, I feel like you’ve read my mind! I’m not a twit either, just don’t get it but I’m kinda boring. Still laughing about the twit line!

  4. HA! I wouldn’t even know what Twitter looks like, and frankly, I think there’s a lot of space for getting in trouble when you blap out in the webworld the first thing that comes to your mind. There’s something to be said for a certain amount of restraint, don’t you?

  5. I’ve never been into twitter either.

    I’m the same as you with number one. Some people blog too much, and then it feels quite a commitment to comment all the time.

    If a blog talks about medical issues or talks about cooking I don’t read it. 😀

  6. I don’t tweet personally either but it’s part of my job (the one I get paid actual money to do) and I still don’t get it.

    I agree with you regarding the overly religious blogs. I’m glad you said it first.

    Also, I apologize if my blog is too taxing. 😉 It’s not like I’m tackling major world politics.

  7. LOL! I don’t get asymmetrical haircuts either…

  8. Yes, I confess. I tweet. Though basically my posts once a day, and if I find another post or two from someone that I think is important or funny, I’ll tweet that.

    I’m still struggling with the correct way to conjugate “to tweet” in French. Even the French seem to disagree on this one. . . and speaking of agreeing to disagree, I so totally get the still-seething-on-the-inside thing.

    Delightful, refreshing post. (Shall I tweet it??)


  9. I’m not a twit either… or would that be twitterer…. nah, that’s too hard to say. I like twit betterer myself! You’re too funny.

    BTW, you have been tagged my dear!


  10. My mom always said that if you eat on a white plate or napkin it takes out all the calories…

  11. Ugh. I joined Twitter and never use it. I think I have a technology saturation point that I’ve hit. Facebook is my upper limit.

  12. I wish I had a wordpress blog so I could reply to comments more easily but I love the blogroll feature on blogger. Do you use google reader to help manage the blogs you read? That has been a lifesaver for me…

  13. omg… the first one is SOOOO me! I find myself holding my breath sometimes in hopes that there isn’t a new post because I Know I’m going to read and comment (because I love to).

    I actually thought there was some trick to get the new post titles and dates to come up on my blog that I wasn’t getting. So glad to hear it’s a blogspot thing! I love that too…

    I had an asymmetrical haircut when I was 10. I was tres chic. Now I know I was being judged. Oh well. 🙂

  14. unabridgedgirl

    “Oh, It’s very YOU!” I mean to say, “Whaaaaaaat were you thinking?!?”

    Hahahah! LOVE this.

    And I agree with many of your secrets. I’ll add, if you’re over the top political – – no matter how open minded I may be – – I won’t read your blog, either.

    • You’re right – I suppose it’s “over the top ANYTHING” and I won’t read. It’s because we are open minded we won’t waste our time on narrow-minded/focused blogs. Thanks for helping me clarify that!

  15. I only breathe a sigh of relief over no new posts when I’m woefully behind in reading them. I feel like I let people down when I’m not on top of them.

    I always eat lunch standing up. Because it’s burning more calories. Right?

    I don’t get Twitter much either, though I’m trying too. The Husband explained it to me for a half an hour last week, and five minutes after the lecture, I was like What?

  16. Hey, I am FINALLY learning my way around Twitter. It is like a real-time conversation. It really isn’t all about the status updates, it is your chance to kinda chat with a whole bunch of people at the same time. It took me a few months, but I’m finally getting the hang of it. Sort of.

    As for the blogroll?? Oh my precious blogroll. I missed it so much that I made an old blogspot blog into a place where I keep my blogroll. (So…when you check your stats, see (amberand……blogspot.com, click on it and find out it is “private” that is mine. Just to let you know.)

    I love it when a blogger turns their comments off. It’s like chocolate without the calories!

  17. 5kidswdisabilities

    I completely agree with the asymmetrical haircut thing. However, it probably is a little better than dreadlocks…
    Lindsey Petersen

  18. Twitter, ha! That won’t happen for me till I cave in and sign up for a Facebook account. (Desperate to try to limit the digital invasion here.)

  19. Along with asymmetrical haircuts: skinny jeans and stirrup pants. Really, they’re back, really? Ack!

  20. Dear Jane,
    What in the world were you doing cruising around in my head and then horror of horrors you blogged about what you found there. I knew we thought alike but I didn’t realize how much until now. lol

  21. I just want you to know that I totally have blogroll envy too! WordPress needs to kick it up a notch.

    As for keeping track of who has a new blog post, I use google reader, it’s the ONLY way I can keep track of all the blogs I follow..

    I’ve tried to Tweet on Twitter, I have an account, but I just. don’t. get. it. I really don’t see the appeal. I’m all about Facebook – it’s so much more interactive..

    🙂 Teri

  22. Going for the religious and the twits today, are we? 🙂

    The jury is still out on whether standing up while eating allows the calories to slip on out. The safest way to avoid them is to eat alone–if no one sees them going down, they don’t exist. Sort of an “If a tree falls in the forest…” kind of thing.

    I’m with you on the asy haircuts. And the blogroll envy!

    This was a fun post! Thanks for the chuckles!

  23. Asymmetrical haircuts! Argh! My 9th grade self let a hairdresser convince me it was cool thing to do. Now I cringe every time I look at my year book.

  24. You made me laugh XD.

    I kind of like those haircuts, but I think they basically work ONLY on people who have really high cheekbones and look like they’re pixies or something. Everyone else looks pretty idiotic with them.

    Also, I so don’t get what the big deal about Twitter is. The only thing I find it useful for is to catch up on author/musician news.

  25. I confess: I am on Twitter. I still have no idea what I’m doing there. I keep waiting for some kind of Rosetta Stone to fall into my lap so I can understand what it’s all about. If that happens, I’ll let you know. (But if I get an asymmetrical haircut, I won’t. Okay?) 🙂

  26. Agreed on all of these. I started using Microsoft Feeds for blogs b/c it highlights which ones are new…I do miss that about blogspot. And Twitter? I only liked it after I got tweetdeck….but I’m still not as into it as some people!!

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  28. ‘I play favorites. With my children. But that can change minute to minute. And they all get a turn’.

    i love this. everyone is a favorite 🙂

  29. Thanks for the laugh! I agree, what is with the extreme hair cuts Do these gals not know what a pain they are to grow out? I loved my asymmetrical hair cut when I was in college eons ago. Victoria Beckaham copied me; I am sure! 🙂 But will my hair ever grow out from the unasked for one I got from a sub for my regular gal????
    Happy New Year!

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