Sunday, March 11, 2007
Whatsa Happenin' ?
it's raining.

It's a dreary, lazy Sunday and it's raining.

it's raaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiinnnnnnninngg.

I can't like the rain if it's not thundering and lightening and tornado-ing because I like the violence like that. Repressed rage issues maybe? Nah. Not me.

I just don't like rain unless it's pouring down in buckets. This rain is just sort of like the sky is pissing on us. Blech.

So BIG NEWS! My house? I finally listed it. It's OFFICIAL! We actually have a sign in our front yard now!! Yessss!! The bad news of this is that I now have to keep my house clean. Oh, I keep my house clean you know. I'm not nasty or anything, but now I have to keep it SHOWPLACE clean. And that's not easy to do with 3 kids who don't get the meaning of "Play with one toy at a time". Grrrrrrrr. And the suckiest thing was having to do the disclosure sheet. All sorts of little things that we don't really care about are all of a sudden possible future issues to any prospective homebuyer. Like this: We have a trash compacter. It came with the house. We never use it, other than to hold a trash bag and trash. But do we USE the thing? As in mash our garbage into a compact square? No. Never have. So, does it work? Darned if I know...and we actually unplugged the stupid thing about 4 years ago because Ethan kept sticking his toys in there and running it. So we haven't used it in 4 years, and I can't get to the plug to test it because it's behind the cabinets. I'd have to have my husband yank it out, hook it back up and see if it runs. I've not a freaking clue if it works...but it must be disclosed.

But look. That's not what I want to talk about. I wanna talk about this blog.

I keep thinking about shutting it down. I mean - I average about 200 hits a day, so I know people are reading it, but hey - it's all about the comments. I just feel like I'm talking to myself and I don't want to take up blog-space.

I don't know. I have lots going on right now. I'm trying to sell a house, work full-time, keep my kids healthy, keep myself healthy, trying to find a house in San Antonio, trying to find a job in San Antonio, trying to stay sane. That's the key... Sane.

But I really like blogging. I don't want to shut this down. I just don't know what to do right now. I would hate to tell you guys that I'm stopping my blog - only to have something TOTALLY blogworthy pop up in a few days and jump in with a post.

Maybe a half-hiatus. Maybe that would work. That way - you don't expect a post on here, but if you pop in to check SURPRISE!! A POST!

Would that work? Maybe. Let's try...

posted by Norman at 12:23 PM | Permalink |


  • At Sunday, March 11, 2007 2:06:00 PM, Anonymous Talula

    Oh, Norman, I'll miss you! But your life must be just CRAZY right now. And if it helps to keep you from feeling alone in blogspace, I'll type comments!!

  • At Sunday, March 11, 2007 2:13:00 PM, Blogger jenni

    hey! you can't crap out on me now! lol. seriously though, i just spent all of yesterday catching up on all your old posts. i solemnly promise to comment if you keep writing.

  • At Sunday, March 11, 2007 2:20:00 PM, Blogger Nancy

    take some time off...

    get your feet under you...


    get your ass back here, 'cause reading you is one of the pleasures of life!

  • At Sunday, March 11, 2007 2:29:00 PM, Blogger Livey

    It's your blog darlin' do what you want. Hell I've tried to make my blog boring so people would go away, but they still come by. They don't comment, but I know they are there.
    I hate commenting here cuz of that damn word verification! I always get em wrong!

  • At Sunday, March 11, 2007 2:32:00 PM, Anonymous Leslie

    Hi Norman,
    I confess, I'm a lurker. I found you via Livey's site and love your blog. It's absolutely your blog and you may do as you wish but just know you will be missed if you shut it down. If it helps, I will start commenting. :)

  • At Sunday, March 11, 2007 5:17:00 PM, Blogger Sandra

    You'd better keep blogging. I check every day to see if you've updated. You're in my Bookmark Toolbar. Don't do this to me!

    I blog daily and I rarely get a comment, of course, mine is just about daily life on the road (RV) so is usually very boring. I also don't have your flair for words and describing situations.

    You'll make 200 people/day VERY UNHAPPY!

  • At Sunday, March 11, 2007 6:31:00 PM, Anonymous JulieAnne

    Blogging keeps you sane... I promise...

  • At Sunday, March 11, 2007 7:45:00 PM, Blogger Freak Magnet

    WOMAN!!! YOU CAN'T STOP BLOGGING!!! Shit, you average 200 hits a day? I average like 10, and *I* still do it. If it's the whole comments thing, I'll leave more. Now that yours is one of few blogs I check daily. And look forward to.


  • At Sunday, March 11, 2007 8:47:00 PM, Blogger Norman

    Talula - Thanks!! I just think I need a break right now. That's why I said half-hiatus...cause I'm still planning on blogging, just not as frequently

    Jenni - I'm not crapping out! I'm on half-hiatus!

    Nancy - Thanks! That's what I'm going to try to do. I think I just need to not worry about doing a post.

    Livey - Thanks Girlie!! I can't see anyone not wanting to visit YOU!!

    Leslie - Hey Lurker Leslie! I'm NOT shutting down.. I'm in HALF-HIATUS!!

    Sandra - I'm not shutting down!! I'm in Half-Hiatus!! LOL!! Ya'll are TRIPPIN'

    JulieAnne - Oh, I believe it keeps you sane, but by the time I get the chance to blog, it's midnight. I get really tired at work the next day..

    FREAK - stop trippin, and STOP STALKING ME!! I'm not quitting!! I just need to not try to think if things that happen during the day are blog worthy or not...


    Norman's definition of half-hiatus is: I will only post when something blog-worthy happens. And hey - I'm in the process of selling my house, who knows what that will pop up?

    It's just not going to be so frequent around here, that's all.

  • At Sunday, March 11, 2007 10:32:00 PM, Blogger little miss

    I'm not going to comment on you "quitting" because I don't want to get yelled at like everyone else! :) All I have to say is that if you are getting TWO HUNDRED hits a day, you have the RESPONSIBILITY to keep us all in the land of Norman-plenty! In the meantime, please please please teach me your ways and help me learn to turn my hits into a whopping 200/day! :)

  • At Sunday, March 11, 2007 10:34:00 PM, Blogger Ace

    I love your blog, Norman, but there's more important things in the world than blogging.

    Get done what you gotta get done. If you don't post so often for a while, you don't post. If you do, I'll read, laugh like hell, and maybe comment if I'm not feeling too lazy. (Sorry.)

    Why worry about an official "hiatus" or whatever. Just post when you can. It works for me and my dozen or so readers.

    My 2 cents.

  • At Monday, March 12, 2007 5:53:00 AM, Blogger aka_Meritt

    You'll want to keep the blog... believe me.

    I moved 10 times in 13 years. Sometimes across the country, other times across the state. A couple times with newborn's in town... other times with 3 kids, 2 cats, 1 fish... other times with 3 kids and a 100 lbs. dog...

    A blog gives you a place to vent, cry and ramble when the going gets tough.

  • At Monday, March 12, 2007 5:54:00 AM, Blogger aka_Meritt

    ... in tow, not in town. LOL.

    More coffee needed. Now.

  • At Monday, March 12, 2007 6:24:00 AM, Blogger Moobear

    Hi Norman,
    I love reading your blog and got here from Livey's blog. I do have two questions, lol...I loved your COACH handbag that you got for your 9th anniversary and I have looked and looked to find one like it.Where by chance did hubby find that one? Could I be lucky enough to get one for my 40th anniversary this year, you think?, you reckon? Also, is your site meter working? Mine has not worked since the early morning of the 7th. Since you mentioned your hits, maybe you have another source for hits as I do. Just curious though if your site meter is working ok?
    I am just like you with blogging. I am so blogged down with life, pc blogging is becoming an effort.
    I so much enjoy your humor, it sure helps me through my daily pains. Take good care my friend, but I hope you keep on keeping on!

  • At Monday, March 12, 2007 6:44:00 AM, Blogger Lisa

    Don't MAKE me track you down and kick your butt!!! I don't know what I'd do if you stopped blogging. Maybe shut my blog down too!!! Don't do it girl!

  • At Monday, March 12, 2007 7:14:00 AM, Blogger Linda and Denny

    Phhfffttt. So your whiney attempt to attract comments by threatening to disappear worked. Shame on you.

    Okay, you know I kid. Sometimes a blog is a pain to maintain, sometimes it saves your sanity or your marriage as a place to vent and get sympathy, but you, Norman, almost always manage to entertain me and make me laugh. So cut back, live your life, let us know what's going on occasionally and you'll find we'll still be here. (((norman)))

  • At Monday, March 12, 2007 9:44:00 AM, Blogger Michael

    Here's a comment for you.
    Hopefully you won't go forever. You'd be missed.

    Take Care

  • At Monday, March 12, 2007 10:22:00 AM, Blogger Livey

    wow I just found out I have 2 readers I didn't know I had! LOL

  • At Monday, March 12, 2007 12:55:00 PM, Blogger pack of 2

    Sorry I have been a shitty commenter lately. I haven't been to many people in a while. I just took 2 hours today & kind of caught up.

    I hope you stay with us even if you don't post a lot. The blog world has plenty of need to delete!

    Don't do it...DON'T JUMP NORRRRMANNNN...:)


  • At Tuesday, March 13, 2007 6:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous


    Doooonnnn't gooooooooooooo....

    You can't stop me from checking in! So there. I need my Norman Fix. This just isn't fair. ::pouting:::
    I was hoping to get a few more posts on pooping at work and someone eating food from the fridge before you move off and don't have as exciting coworkers as you have now.

    Now I have nothing. Sigh.


    P.S. Do they have a disclosure area for ghosts on that sheet? hmmm?

  • At Thursday, March 15, 2007 10:00:00 PM, Blogger Norman

    Little Miss - I don't know if the 200+ hits are day are real readers or not. I know the site meter says "page loads" and then the "Unique Hits" says something like 160 or some such number. So, that was just a number. I have a sneaking feeling most of the page loads are people looking for "weegie boards"!!

    Ace - I like your 2 cents Ace!! Thanks !!

    Aka_Meritt - Well, I think I'll keep it. I was in the throes of utter frustration on the day I wrote that...but for reals, that has been crossing my mind a lot lately. I just feel like I'm cranking out pap and not the stuff I used to do. I think I'll get back in the groove pretty soon!!

    Moobear - Heh. i answered one of your questions on YOUR blog, but forgot to answer your 2nd one. I use statcounter for my hits. It's a free service, but the free service only records details for up to 100 hits. Then it starts over. But it will keep the hit numbers. Is that the site meter you use??

    Lisa - Oh!! OH!!! BRING IT ON!! kicking my butt??!! HA!!! come on down!!! You're the next contestant on KICK MY BUTT!! LOL!! Thanks for the support chickie!

    Linda - nyah... my whiney attempt...PAH! roflmao!! i was just thinking out my butt was all. I was talking out a THOUGHT!! ROFLMAOLOLOLOL

    Michael - I'm not gone forever!! Just, infrequently!

    Livey - OK. You just really cracked me up there!!

    Pack of 2 - already explained on your blog that you'd been really busy. I WON'T JUMP!!

    Leonesse - No one's eaten my food lately, but the Assblaster DID leave a poo-trail down the top of the tank. I swear I think she just bends over at the waist and let's rip.... HOW'S THAT!!?? And on the serious side... YES!! Homeowners DO have a responsibility to list "ghostly occurrences" on the disclosure sheet!!


  • At Saturday, March 17, 2007 7:37:00 AM, Anonymous ally

    Dear Norman,

    Half Hiatus is still a Hiatus and there's nothing high about that.

    You'll be sorely missed if you get kidnapped by aliens, violated by penguins trying to feed you raw fish, or entrapped by the ghosts you live with.

    Later Gator,

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