Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Fragments - Before Dawn Edition


It’s happened again – a whole week has gone by, and it’s time for Friday Fragments again. This is the place to report all those crazy, funny and random thoughts that roam around your brain during the week. The big brain, who keeps track of all the Friday Fragmenters, is Mrs. 4444 over at Half Past Kissin’ Time. Go check her out – she’s a real, conscientious blogger (unlike me, who can’t seem to get her act together!) and she’s a hoot, too.

* I’m having blogosphere withdrawal. These 11 and 12 hour days are seriously cutting into my blog time. I started blogging during my 14 months of unemployment, and it became one of my favorite parts of my day, visiting my friends around the world. Now, I’m getting home late, having to rush around getting dinner, do a few chores and falling into bed, exhausted. There just hasn’t been time to even turn on my computer. I got up an extra half hour early this morning (4:45) so that I had time to at least post my Fragments!

* Not being able to read blogs is the worst part. I feel like all my bloggy friends are on vacation, and I can only wonder what a great time they’re all having. You’re all lucky I don’t know your phone numbers, because I’m on the road for about two hours and 15 minutes every day, and I’d be calling you, insisting you READ me your blog. Hey – that’s a great idea! Let’s organize some AUDIO blogs. I could download them to my Ipod every day, and listen during my commute. That’s BRILLIANT. I’m a GENIUS. Or is it just so early that my brain isn’t working yet? Hmmm. Better think on that.

* As soon as I’m not job-shadowing my predecessor, I’m sure I’ll have time to read a few blogs throughout the day, on breaks or at lunch, and I will NOT be working 9-10 hours every day. There is no reason one can’t leave that job after 8 hours – except for the occasional event or big project – and that’s going to be my goal. I have GOT to find time for some fun and relaxation, or I’ll burn out, and I don’t want to do that. I really, really think I’m going to like this job.

* Don’t you hate things that beep for no reason? We have a couple of things in our house that beep and we don’t know why. We’ll be sitting in the living room, playing cards, and we’ll hear this beep from somewhere in the next room. Nobody’s cell phone is there, and we can’t figure out what beeped. It drives me nuts.

* On a related note, I also hate beeping on TV. All the new medical dramas have this incessant beeping throughout the show, and it makes me want to scream. I know that real hospitals have beeping, and they’re just trying to make it realistic and all, but I’m not buying that excuse. In real hospitals, the nurses do NOT all look gorgeous, with perfect hair and make-up. And the sick people don’t, either. If they’re willing to overlook the fact that normal hospitals have normal-looking doctors, nurses and patients, then let’s just agree to forgo the whole beeping thing, okay?

* Okay, that’s all I have time for. I miss you all terribly, and I promise to come and visit you soon.

29 comments:

4 Lettre Words said...

Hope your loooong work days get better and include blogs! :o)

Happy weekend!

Caution Flag said...

I love your audio blog idea. How fun it would be to hear bloggers' voices! Your hours must have you absolutely exhausted, so please take care of yourself this week-end. Hope you have enough down-time to feel refreshed by Monday.

On the perfect medical people note: last time I went to the doctor, he had a huge booger hanging there. I don't think I heard a word he said that day.

Joanie M said...

I sure hope you get some down time soon!

You are so right about doctors and nurses in the hospital (real vs tv drama) I've had way too much first-hand experience this summer. They were all very nice and excellent caregivers, but starlets? no. I longed to take a hairbrush to John's oncologist's hair (it was always flying all over the place but she is awesome) lol

Sara Bonds @ Ordinary and Awesome said...

I don't work out of the home, but if I ever had to get a job out of the home again, I KNOW I would be thinking of the blogosphere. I know it. I find myself thinking about it when we are not at home. I always have my Blackberry with me to browse my email and the blogosphere if we are not at home. haha

I don't like a lot of sounds. I don't like the sound of alarms, phones ringing, or timers going off. I don't like the sound so much that I turn the ringers off in my house and never set an alarm. I can't stand the sound.

Happy FF!

Kris said...

I hate it when I don't have time for the Blogosphere!

mub said...

Audioblogging! It's brilliant =D

I hope things start settling down sooner rather than later with your work hours.

michelle said...

You need to SELL that idea about audio blogging. Or start it yourself. It's amazingly brilliant.

Yes. Do it yourself. You'll be like like the guy who started Facebook...

Scriptor Senex said...

Last time I got driven up the wall by beeping it turned out to be the battery warning on the smoke alarm. Why are some sounds so hard to get a directional fix on?

Reddirt Woman said...

Blog pod casts sounds like a great idea, but describing the photos would be a pain.

Yea for Alex... passing the driving test and not running over your mom.

Hope you can rest your weary feet this weekend.

Helen

justlori2day said...

So is there no way to sneak online to read whilst at this new ball and chain job?

I know the feeling - we got busy in life and work and I havent been able to take the time to read more!

I would give you my phone number and chat with you on your long drives! ANYTIME!

THEN maybe I would be able to keep up with you! lo ;)

Mrs4444 said...

Oh, Mary Ellen, I love you, and I love these fragments. I so feel your pain, and I LOVE your idea about the audio posts. If you find out what program to use to record them, let me know, and I will happily record some posts just for you. Heck, send me your phone number and I'll call you, too, some time, just to say hi on your commute :) You're a gem. Have a good weekend...

Lori Skoog said...

Are you resting your feet? Any hope for some sensible shoes???? Hang in there.

Becca said...

hmm, audio blogs, good idea!!!

☼¨`*•.♥Rocío♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Audio blogging!!!
What a BRILLIANT idea =)

American in Norway said...

Hope things calm down for you soon! : )

Elenka said...

You're busy....and that's a very good thing. Don't worry, we will all still be here, lurking about. AND you're getting paid! Awesome.

Shellie said...

By job is slowing way down but I still have a hard time fitting in blogging. The audio sounds great to me. I hate beeping too, and squeaky plumbing...

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Girl! I have been out of commission so you missed nothing on mine. YOU GOT A JOB - hurray! xoxox

Vegas Princess said...

I am seriously thinking about the audio blog thing because I used to want to be an audiobook reader. So reading my blog for you sounds like a lot of fun! I wonder how I would go about doing that. I think I have a mic for my computer...

gin said...

congratulations to the new driver in your family. yeh, working can be a bummer sometimes. i dream of not working and being at home. then back to reality.

Becca said...

missing your voice!

Alice said...

I'm trying to get back into the blogging swing of things. Glad you are well. I'm going to eventually catch up on everyone, too. Maybe we can swap notes since we read the same blogs??:)

claudia said...

I know you are busy and hopefully having a great time WORKING...but I miss you! I hope you can at least log on and say hi!
Love Ya!

Sarah Laurence said...

I guessed that was why you hadn't updated in a while. I only post weekly due to work too. A Kindle Reader would read a blogpost out loud to you, but you'd miss the photos.

Yaya said...

I hear ya. My hours went up at work which is totally taking away from my blog time!

Mrs4444 said...

Just checking in...Hope all is well with you, even if you can't be here to fragment :) Love to you...

knittergran said...

You sure must be busy! It's great that you have the new job, but I hope you'll be back for a quick visit to blogworld soon!

Eternal Lizdom said...

Adding to those who are eager for an update or hello! Miss reading you!

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