Confetti Cake and My Inefficient Blogging Habits

Nothing says impromptu like buying fluffy socks at the grocery store. It just puts me in the mood to buy sandwich bags, milk, etc.

I can't resist, especially the  adorable ribbon.
I can’t resist. I’m ready for winter.

Oh. Are you waiting for meaningful content? Well, how about this?…

This is my 200th blog post!!!!

I just threw my own surprise party there. Did you see how I did that? Exclamation marks abound and…confetti cake all over my computer. Are you as excited as I am?

Or, are you a closet inefficient blogger looking for hope and useful information?

Is it a coincidence that my 200th blog post is about inefficient blogging habits?

The truth is I like to make full use of my time. And don’t you? While standing in line at the grocery store, I am most likely reading one of your blog posts on my smart phone. With the power of electromagnetic forces, I am your faithful reader no matter where I am. Fancy that.

While in line at the store, I may even finish reading your post and most likely have enough time to log in and appear in the “Like” line on your blog. If the grocery line is extra long, I may even go the distance and attempt a comment.

With my head just bursting with thoughts I want to share, I type my comment with my pixie fingers small as pins. Because whenever I start typing on my phone, my fingers magically become a mere 2 centimeters wide. After I correct it…and make sure it’s coherent, I put a period on it and then this happens…

Purchase Interruptus…

The clerk expects payment for groceries. But don’t you see I’m in the middle of reading a blog post. The nerve.

Sitting in my car, I try to complete the thought that is still circling my brain. I retype the comment, only to read this on my phone:

ERROR (blah blah blah…it’s too little to read)

ERROR? But it made sense. It was decent. It was, was… You broke the rules. You were not logged in properly. You lose! You stole Fizzy Lifting Drinks….but, but…I never laid eyes on an everlasting gobstobber…and my ice cream is melting.

Back home in my kitchen, multi-tasking, putting away groceries and blog reading, I return a text message.

I attempt to write:

I am capable and my comment is worthwhile.

This is autocorrected into:

Ivan Cupcake and my comet if Wiki.

Who the hell is Ivan Cupcake? Cupcake? Do I have cupcakes?

Do I have a sweet tooth while I’m writing this?

I just love the colors.
I just love the colors.

Now in my fluffy socks and lounging comfortably, both panels of email and WordPress open and waiting…I am hit with a mass of posts. I read like a hungry bear, snaking on your posts, ready for more, more, more….my brain overstuffed with comments to be divulged, shared.

But then this happens:

Cat Interruptus…

Yes, I'm talking to you, kitty. Why don't you go drag in a bloody bird instead?
Yes, I’m talking to you, kitty. Why don’t you go drag in a bloody bird instead?

Or,

Child Interruptus

I don’t care what that fox says.

“Mom, do you want to watch it again with me?”

“Um, okay.”

It won’t kill me I guess…or it might…

The fox says nothing, okay. (credit: http://www.mommyshorts.com)

So now you know why I may like your post and reply with a comment hours later. You have learned that I’m a little scattered. Sometimes, I can only read in small doses, but witness my dedication.

On another note, if I missed your post and you’d like me to read it, show me the way. Tell me in the comments or email me (thebumblefiles at gmail dot com).

Thanks for sticking with me, stopping by, commenting, all of it. It means so much to me. Thank you!

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112 thoughts on “Confetti Cake and My Inefficient Blogging Habits

  1. I always love your blog posts and any likes or comments that you send my way. Today I am in the unusual position of being able to say that you have a good taste in socks too! Lets have some stripey gloves for that 300th post!

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  2. Great post. I could sense the multi-tasking. Congratulations on 200 posts, I think that autocorrect software is written by gremlins and I just showed the What does the Fox Say? song to my classes today. They like crazy things. Here’s to another 200 blog posts! (I raise my empty coffee cup in a silent toast).

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    1. Thanks, David. Sometimes the autocorrect is more trouble than it’s worth, taking more of my precious time away. Ha! Those kids will sing that song all week, trust me. It’s addictive…and not in a good way. I hear they’re making a book out of it! At least it’s so completely innocent. It just drives me a little batty. A full cup of coffee on my end. Cheers! Thanks!

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  3. Congrats on 200! Love the socks, and I have this same problem. I read so many posts from my phone but commenting from it is a huge pain so I rely on the like button too much. I appreciate it every time you comment on my posts though. More so now that I see the cat on the laptop pic which is cracking me up.

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    1. Thanks, Rachelle. I think I’m ahead of the game reading posts on my phone, but it makes me kind of cuckoo! Your posts are always a treat. I always have something I want to share with you.

      Isn’t she a cutie?! It’s hard to be mad at her. Sweet little girl. She does this every day!!! That’s Shasta, or her full name, Shasta “Fast Paws” Daisy.

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  4. Congratulations! I have yet to reach the 200 mark. My consistency is sorely lacking. But we are Sisters when it comes to the warm fluffy socks being bought at the grocery stores. Mine are stripey too (I sent you a pic).
    It’s hard to keep up with everyone and “like” and comment. Once you get behind it is near impossible to catch up. I think we are all caught up in catch up at some point.

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    1. Thanks! I know, it’s hard to keep up, isn’t it? Lately, whenever I put out a post I feel like it’s a huge accomplishment. Ha! The truth is you never really read everything you want to read. There’s not enough time in the day.

      I LOVED your socks!!! Very similar! I hope you’re enjoying those. It’s a good day when I’m wearing my fluffy socks. Thanks for the pic.

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    1. I know, money has a way of distracting and disorienting. Why DO we need to pay for things anyway?

      Imagine how many years are gone from my life. I’ve lost track of many times?? Is it bizarre. Honestly, I have the song in my head right now and I want it out!!

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  5. So frustrating to be reading a blog post on your phone and be halfway through a comment when you get interrupted. I’ve learned to quickly copy what I’ve written so I can use it the next moment I get. But yes, the auto-correct can be a pain in the arse.

    Congrats on 200 posts! And on your new spiffy socks. πŸ™‚

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    1. I don’t know how to copy on my phone. Haven’t tried that. I’m sure, it will still get lost. You are so organized though. I feel like I’m making use of my time reading on my phone, but I must backtrack. I do my best! The auto-correct is for the birds.

      Thanks! They are quite spiffy, aren’t they?

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  6. This really made me laugh! My computer at home has the same problem. I’ll spend what seems like forever typing up a comment, and then at the end it disappears. It’s enough to make me want to bark or go off on a fizzy lifting drink journey (but then I always want to do that). Socks like that are one of my favorite things. Congrats on your 200th post!

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    1. I hate when my comments disapper, Sheila. That does seem like a waste of time. Errr…I get so mad! I would have definitely consumed the Fizzy Lifting Drinks! Fuzzy socks, one of the small pleasures in life. Hey, thanks!

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  7. I have NEVER had an easy time posting from my phone here on WordPress. I always just read it, and then come back later and say something witty…or stupid. You really can’t ever tell what I’ll say.

    Congrats on 200! No small feat.

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    1. It never works for me either, Jen. It almost seems like a waste of time, but not quite. It’s just a two-part process is all. I never know what I’ll say either. Half the time I’m sure it’s stupid!

      Thanks!

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  8. Here in Arkansas, we can only afford one pair of socks per family and we take turns wearing them. If you come from a large family, you may only get to wear them once a month. For some reason, seems like my turn always falls on wash day. 200 posts makes for a pretty long fence. What kind of wire are you using, barbed wire, hog wire, or a combination? Either way, I hope you keep the rif-raf out. Wouldn’t want anybody stealing your socks.

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    1. Oh, drat Russell! That your turn comes on wash day. What are the chances of that? I will send you some fluffy socks right way. Yeah, you know we could call them “logs” instead of posts. If you like. Then we could have logs on our blogs. We could build a cabin then. My socks are safe since I treasure them so much.

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  9. Amy,
    This post had 15698 words, right? I read them all, but 15697 of them.
    SERIOUSLY…. 15696…
    SERIOUSLY…. Congrats my friend… An extraordinary achievement.
    …15698.
    HA!
    Le Clown

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    1. Le Clown,
      HA! Thanks for, uh, not reading…What did I say? This is an extraordinary day. How could you have known that you would be visiting my blog today on my 200th post? It’s the small things in life…see. (It wasn’t that long! I hope I didn’t bore you.)
      Amy

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  10. I’m happy whenever you get there… if you get there. The socks look especially great on your sofa, and the cat is a riot! Talk about frustrating: for some reason each time I hit Like today, it’s not registering. In addition, some of my comments aren’t going thru’ either… what’s up with that?So, I did like this, and a giant Mazel on the 200th post!

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    1. Who can understand the WordPress. Thanks for being here, Dawn. I always like to celebrate the little things. I had planned this post and what do you know it’s my 200th. I’ve been a little slow getting here lately. I seem to be slowing down, but I’m still going strong. Yes! Thank you! The cat drives me crazy but I do have my socks to keep me sane.

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  11. Congrats on the Big 200, Honeybee!! I understand the various Interruptuses. Especially Cat Interruptus. Autocorrect is one of the most amazing but also mind-bogglingly funny things ever. It’s a good thing I already have a nickname for you, or I’d be tempted to call you Ivan Cupcake. But since you’re not a man, I’d have to call you Ivana Cupcake. Although that would be a funny cartoon character name. Sort of like Natasha from Rocky & Bullwinkle. Ivana Cupcake.

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    1. Thanks, Weebs!! My shining star. It’s good to see you. Isn’t Cupcake one of the names of your kitties? Maybe I was channeling you somehow and I didn’t know it! I kind of like Ivana Cupcake. That can by my pseudo nickname! It’s very exotic…like in a cartoon character type of way! Thank you, Weebs. My cat follows me…she is my companion kitty.

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      1. Cupcake is indeed the name of one of my kitties! She’s our Hitler kitty, with a mustache. She’s also our tubbiest kitty.

        Here’s to more of the good kinds of Interruptus, Ivana.

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  12. 200 posts, hurrah!!! I have to say, that type of sock is my absolute favourite, not necessarily the stripes, although I love the stripes, but that material sock is my first choice in winter, they’re great around the house or in boots! I wear them all the time. I’m wearing them now, in leopard print, oh yes. Hurrah for 200 posts and hurrah for the socks! If there’s a really long gap between someone leaving a like and then leaving a comment I always assume they have spent a really long time giving a very thoughtful comment.

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa! In leopard print?! I want me some of those. Sexy socks, huh? I have a few of these fluffy ones. They’re the best part of winter. That’s funny. I always hope that’s what people think if I take a loooonnngg time to comment. Wow, she’s really thoughtful, that one! Ha ha!! Enjoy your socks. Thanks for being such a great friend here.

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  13. *throws confetti in the air* Yay! Congratulations on your 200th posts! I love cat. So fluffy and the fur is such a gorgeous color. Oh my gosh. Hmm Ivan Cupcake huh? Maybe it’s a secret character? Maybe your phone is called Ivan Cupcake and he like wifi.

    It’s nearing 10pm here, so I’m not making a lot of sense. Plus, I wrote this comment more than 30 minutes ago, but forgot to hit the button to actual post my comment. hehe.

    Keep on posting as I’d love to see the striped gloves at 300 posts!

    xoxo

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    1. Ha ha. I didn’t see this one! It’s not even close to 10 pm here. I have no excuse!! My kitty is a dolly. She knows it, too. She’s a great little companion kitty, always by my side and following me everywhere. As you can see…

      So, I’m not the only one postponing the comments. I say do whatever works. This worked great! I hope I’m around for 300. Of course, I will be.

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  14. Way to go, and keep at it!

    Lately, I’m much more enjoying just reading from time to time. No idea when i’ll start posting regularly again, worthwhile-fully or not.

    And nice socks!

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  15. Congrats on 200 posts! I hate trying to read and comment on my phone. It never goes through like I want it to, and almost always a typo. Damn autocorrect.

    OMG YOUR KITTY IS BEAUTIFUL. I can haz?

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    1. Thanks, Becca. I’m not sure why I bother with the commenting on the phone. It’s always a disappointment. Autocorrect is nothing but trouble.

      This is Shasta. She says thank you. (But she knows it! I call her an angel-faced beauty all the time, so she’s kind of stuck on herself!). Maybe she and Jack could be friends.

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      1. Awww – thanks Amy! I’m good – it’s a lot easier now that he only needs a cane and not a walker (which entailed having to get it out of the back, set it up etc). It’s nice to have a mobile husband! We learned really quickly how much our bodies do and how much we don’t even think twice about it until it’s not able for a bit. πŸ™‚

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      2. It’s a long recovery from a major surgery like that. Just be sure you’re taking care of yourself, too, because you are every bit as important in him recovering, depending on you as he must. That can be a lot of pressure. Hang in there!

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  16. Keep up with socks!! 200 pairs will never be enough. πŸ™‚ Actually I am going to go out and find a pair like that. Who knows what will happen.

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    1. Thank you. I just got these socks at the grocery story. An impulse buy, you know. They’re cheap, but they’re very comfortable.

      I think it’s a good thing to celebrate these milestones. I will try to keep going. I’m still here! πŸ™‚

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  17. It’s kind of funny but I just realised that I hadn’t clicked the ‘Like’ option on this posting until justr now, so that puts me in a similar category to you πŸ™‚ Well I am here again to click on it so how about that for being wicked πŸ˜‰ Have a wonderful start to your Tuesday Amy πŸ˜‰

    Andro xxxx

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      1. Tuesday was nice thank you and today, well Wednesdays are for hunting down jokes, and it gets harder finding them all the time 😦 lol Have a really nice day Amy πŸ™‚

        Andro xxxx

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  18. My typos are regenerating I think, oh and congratulations
    on your 200th posting, another thing I forgot to add on my
    initial visit 😦 Must be getting older than I thought…

    Andro xxxx

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  19. I love fluffy socks! They make great gifts. You can’t have too many fluffy socks, I always say. Oh, looking for a meaningful comment? Way to go on hitting that 200 post milestone. It’s a cake walk from here. Confetti cake! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Honie! We should start the fluffy socks club. No need for a meaningful comment today. Ha ha. You’re off the hook on my milestone post. It’s all about cake and socks today. Thanks for being here.

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  20. Made it to 200, huh?Β  Not without frustration with one of the cats?Β  Congrats!

    No, no closet inefficient bloggers here… no, I’m overtly inefficient, spelling that out too many times.

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    1. I made it, Adam. Can you believe it?! I’m still here, still plugging away. No, really, I’m still enjoying it quite a bit. Thank you!

      Well, I guess I’m out of the closet now too. I’m part of the blogging vortex…It spins and spins!

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  21. Hi Amy we are new to your blog by way of mutual blogging bud, Carrie Rubin. We’ve spent a little while knocking around your beautiful blog. So, first off, Congratulations are in order. 200….WOW!! That’ in itself is a cause to celebrate (pardon us while we pop the bubbly for you.) We’re still rather young in the blogging world compared to most. So we love these veteran bloggers such as yourself, that have it down to a science. After reading your “About”, & other posts its safe to say you are one of those amazing women who can juggle six things & are multi-tasking phenoms.
    Although you posted how you have to comment while in a grocery line & that sometimes you’ll get error messages. To us, you sound like a techno-warrior wielding a smart phone in one hand & a shield in the other. We admire your dedication & aspire to get to that point one day. Seriously, you are obviously an amazing blogger & clearly doing something right with feedback like your getting. As for us, we are hooked & will most definitely be back praying that some of your Blogosphere-mojo will rub off on us. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for your wonderful comments and taking the time to check out my blog. I love Carrie Rubin. She’s a wonderful writer and blogger. Thank you! Even after 200 posts, it’s a thrill to be on the receiving end of your kind, thoughtful words. If you keep at it, you too will write 200 posts. It will happen before you know it. What keeps me going is the community interaction on my blog and all the incredible people who stop by here. I hope that you’ll be back. I will come by for a visit to your blog very soon!! Thanks again for the visit. If there’s anything I can help you with as new bloggers, please just let me know. πŸ™‚

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  22. Many happy 200th blog post returns!!!
    I have four things to say:
    1) I thoroughly enjoyed Willy Wonka turning up to celebrate with you. I believe that is at a part in the film when he’s about to show the kids the Everlasting Gobstopper machine. If I’m correct on that point, I’m more tragic, sad and lonely than I thought.
    2) What do you mean you don’t know Ivan Cupcake? EVERYONE knows Ivan Cupcake. You’re so behind the times.
    3) They are EXCELLENT socks and I am really rather envious.
    4) I’d like another 200 blog posts please. Thank you πŸ™‚

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    1. Miss Becky, I’m so happy to see you here at my 200th post party!
      1) I believe you are correct in that this is THE MOMENT where he presents the Everlasting Gobstopper machine. Cheers, darling!!
      2) Well, I’m just happy I NOW know this Ivan Cupcake. There’s still hope for me. I’m still waiting for my cupcakes though.
      3) I will gladly send you some socks. If anyone deserves them, you do. I’d send some to Stickman, but I don’t know if they carry his size.
      4) I’m still here, thanks to you! I will strive to keep posting. Thank you, Becky. My darling friend.

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      1. Haha I KNEW I was right about Willy Wonka! What a sad person I am.
        Stickman doesn’t wear socks, but still complains about getting cold sticky feet. There’s no pleasing some people.
        Keep up the posting lovely one, yours is one of my very favourite blogs! πŸ™‚

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  23. Congrats on 200! You can see how long it took me to get over here and celebrate with you. I hope there are still cupcakes left! Oh, that wasn’t where the cupcakes came into play, was it? Yes, socks. Tis no longer summer. 😦 Love that the kitty sits on the keyboard!

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    1. Thank you, Patti. I made more cupcakes. So, yes, please grab one while you’re here. Socks make the winter fun. I can’t complain being out here in California. It is getting cooler though. Kitty is my little companion and doesn’t like my blog very much. πŸ™‚

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  24. Funny! I often edit a line or two of a post in my car, at a light or in a parking lot. I don’t want to forget whatever thought randomly popped into my head. The worst is when it happens when I’m jogging. I hate to stop, but sometimes it has to be done.

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    1. Ha ha! That’s funny. I use my notes feature in my phone for this very reason. I know a little thought won’t get lost if I put it on my phone. Lots of posts and stories come to me in pieces. You’ve got to seize the moment! It’s amazing how quickly it can be lost. I WILL forget it.

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  25. Hi Amy-
    I am a newbie in the blogging world, and have stumbled upon greatness.

    I am digging this blog!! I love funny femaie bloggers, they are my inspiration! And I totally get the interruptus thing- those darned kids, always getting in the way of our blogging- and what does that friggin fox say, anyway? Is that really a kid’s video? It looks like a creepy fetishist video, right?

    Happy 200th! I’m going to read more of your posts!

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    1. Hi Samara,
      I’m so flattered! Thanks for the nice compliment. Welcome! Please stay as long as you like. I try to be humorous, so I’m glad to hear it’s working. I always try to see the humor in everything around me. So, it ends up in my posts.

      Thank you!
      Amy

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    1. The pixie fingers…I’m glad you liked that one! If only my fingers could magically shrink every time I used my phone, we would be in business! Thank you so much. I really enjoyed your BBW post! Thanks for stopping by. It’s a pleasure to have you here.

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