Friday, June 27, 2008

Apparently, I have BADD

Blogger Attention Deficient Disorder

Read at your own risk!

Awhile back I caved to the Facebook peer pressure. Thanks alot Jenn! :) However, you wouldn't really know it because I am hardly there.

I do think it is pretty cool how you can get automatic connections simply through your email accounts and find people in other ways that you have lost touch with over the years. But honestly, the rest is either a little silly or kinda creepy to me. It just feels sorta oogy to me that I can read what people are writing or sending to each other.

YES, I know my life is plastered all over this blog for all the world to see! I don't know, it just feels different on Facebook. And besides, all those extra things you can sign up for are just too much for me to keep up with!

OH WELL, I will probably still hang out there, say hi now and then, and maybe even actually update my profile with a little more detail!

I mean, really, how else will I get my voyeur fix from day to day! ;)

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I have not participated in any carnival-type things in the last few months. Been a little too busy and I know how addicting they can be. Especially the ones with lots of goodies to give away! But just thinking about that in a random way, brings to mind something I have had a hard time with for awhile.

I really dislike dealing with word verification when I leave comments. I know a lot of people use it, but it really bugs me. It REALLY bugs me when I am participating in a carnival and have a lot of people to visit. In my humble opinion, I think it would be so kind to disable it during those times. I love visiting and commenting during those special events, but it just takes so dang long with w.v. It pretty much bugs me otherwise too.

I TOTALLY understand why it is used-to discourage spam issues. I guess I can only go by personal experience. I have never enabled it and have only ever had 2 spam comments. Even during big events!

I get all my comments by email and can easily delete what I don't want to read. So, I guess my question is, do I really need it?

And no worries, as much as it bothers me, I won't stop visiting all my favs that use it!!

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A couple of weeks ago, I got my hair cut much shorter and got my summer highlights.

All with a new stylist.

Do you feel the tension already?

I greatly dislike finding a new person to do my hair anyway, but of course, this first audition did not go well. I will probably have to get someone to fix my hair-the cut, not the color. She did great on the highlights. Thank goodness! HOWEVER, I did have to twiddle my thumbs for THREE HOURS while she did the cut and h/l's!

OH WAIT, I didn't twiddle my thumbs! I actually had to help her prep and manage the foil. She was 15 minutes late to my appt., then spent 30 minutes folding and tearing the foil. Then she did some time-consuming technique with a plastic board. I had to fold an edge over the board, then she would hold my hair on it as she propped it against her body and swiped on the color.

EVERY.

TIME.

OH.MY.HELP.ME!

Sadly, I had also scheduled a pedicure. It only took 45 minutes and looked like it too. She did that too. EVERYONE that works there took off that Saturday except her. Massage people, nail people, and all the other hair people.

Seriously?

It was called Break Away Day Spa.

Four hours later, I wanted to rename it Break Away From Day Spa!

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Since everything else has changed in my life, I am thinking of changing the look around here too. I really love my red and brown (and might even revert back to it later!), but I might do something brighter and funkier for summer. Who knows! Expect the unexpected!

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After being gone Sunday-Wednesday on a business trip, my husband is gone again this weekend for a fishing trip. The grandparents are gone as well. In a moment of weakness, I already promised the kids that we would go swimming for 3 days in.a.row! I may have to throw in a movie as well. Right now, I am pretty pathetic in the "fun and creative summer mom" category, so this will have to do!

My sanity may be in question by the time he gets back Sunday afternoon!

If it isn't already!

Stacey

11 comments:

gail said...

Stacey, I feel your pain! I have been there! O, Brother!

Danette said...

I just had to try a new hair stylist also. Luckily, it's the best hair cut of my life. But I've had way too many bad experiences as well!! My husband left yesterday and won't be back until Tuesday. Aaargh! And . . . Spencer has had swim lessons every weekday for the past 3 weeks and Fletcher and I swim too. I'm so over the pool! Have a great weekend.

Jennifer said...

I'm cracking up at the cut and hilights part. I can't believe it took that long!

I'm with you on Facebook. I'm not really sure what the big deal is. So, I've got a ton of "friends" but now what? It's seems weird to me.

willblogforshoes said...

You had to help out with your own highlights?! Wow!

I can't quite get into facebook like I do myspace. Yes, I'm a bit voyeuristic by nature.

Enjoy your busy weekend! I hope you make it 'til Sunday!

Jennifer said...

A day of hair and pedicures is supposed to be relaxing! Guess that wasn't the case - so sorry! Hope you get your cut fixed to your liking.

I don't like the word verification thing either. I had it for a while but finally disabled it. I've only had a few spam comments, but since I check my email regularly, I can usually catch and delete them quickly. It drives me crazy to have to type in those letters too - and especially when I get them wrong the first time!

And the thing that confuses me most is why some have it AND moderation as well - seems like you'd only need one. If you are going to approve comments before they post anyway, why the word verification on top of it since you can just not approve the comment?
OK, off my soap box. Yes it bugs me, but like you, it doesn't keep me away from my favorites.

Lani ~ The Wooden Porch said...

I hate getting my hair cut and nails done. I like the end result, but not all the sitting around. Yours took forever though!!!!

kel said...

I am taking the kids to Austin by myself for 2 weeks for appts, camps, etc and I may not arrive back home sane.

Lori - The Simple Life at Home said...

I, too, am a Facebook failure. I never bother to go on it hardly, so don't worry - you won't be getting "poked" or anything else by me. I just don't get it, honestly. LOL!!

And your experience is totally why my roots are grown out like two inches. I'm so scared to go to someone new! When I visit my inlaws next month, I'm going to try my sil's hairdresser. Hopefully it will work out. You should have demanded a partial refund since you had to do half the work!

Lori - The Simple Life at Home said...

Oh, an about the word verification. I wouldn't have done it if it was just your typical spam that I received. But it was the one I got that every third word was the "f" word that rambled on for 18 paragraphs about God that did it for me.

The majority of my readers are Christian plus my daughter reads it all the time and I just didn't want to worry about any of them accidentally stumbling across something like that if they checked my blog before I found and removed something. I'd rather do the word verification than delay people's comments from appearing (my pet peeve). I guess it's just a matter of choice.

Jennifer said...

That is one of the worst hair stories ever. Unbelievable.

I'll bet you tipped, didn't you? :)

Jennifer H. said...

I want to see a picture of the hair!