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That’s A Lot

Posted in Nonsense, Wacky News with tags , , on January 25, 2012 by Bob

Yesterday’s post, was post number 500. As of writing this, I have had 28,622 views total. My best single day was 756 views. These numbers do not include email subscribers as far as I can tell. My first post was on 6/29/2009. Last year I blogged almost every single day (missed one) and have kept it going this year so far.

When I look back on all those stats, it is no wonder why I get stymied some days trying to come up with something. I am afraid that I will copy myself. That’s ok, I won’t sue. That means that I have thought up close to 500 different topics to write about over the years. That doesn’t SOUND all that daunting but, it is. At least for me. I am proud of myself. It makes the aches and pains I have, the long nights with the baby or the dog, etc. fade away from memory.

I wish I was watching tv right now. It would give me something to watch and distract me and my blog would be weirder.


The State Of The Blog Address

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , on January 24, 2012 by Bob

I was considering making my own goof ball version of every comment during the president’s address tonight. Then I realized I really didn’t want to watch the whole thing as I could get the important parts in the news or the paper tomorrow. I want to know what is going on, but I don’t want to watch the whole political speech. BTW, Hillary looks like hell.

Back to what I was saying. The state of the blog is … Illinois. That is about all I got. It’s been a rough couple of weeks with Piper’s feet, my shoulder, Tori teething MORE, Tori having a cold AGAIN, Jakie getting Tori’s cold, lack of sleep because of the above and my general lack of ideas and creativity. So, lately this has been a “this is my day” kind of blog … only not that funny.

I am sorry that I have been flooding with boring items as of late. I am really trying to post every day for as long as I can until the new little guy comes. I know I still owe pictures. Tomorrow. I promise. Piper had a follow up appt tonight so running around i am bushed. She is healing nicely btw.

If you want some really, really funny stuff to read while you are waiting for me to be funny again, I highly recommend WhatImeant2say. I have mentioned her blog before. I read lots of blogs, and there are a lot of funny ones out there, but (and no offense to anyone out there) both Mrs. Voices and myself look forward for our email to go off every day for these posts. I literally laugh out loud on damn near every post. I have not been compensated in any way for the endorsement of this blog. (I think I have to say that legally or something)

If you don’t like reading, then how about shopping. There is a great site for Hawaiian shirts. I have also mentioned them before as well, Bad Shirts Good Times. Go there, buy a shirt, tell them I sent you, see if it gets you anywhere. It won’t by the way.

There, I have went from the state of the blog to being a commercial. I love typing when I am doing other things and totally go off topic. Maybe that is what I should do for a while. Hmmmmmmmmm.

Rollin Rollin Rollin

Posted in Food, Nonsense with tags , , , , on January 10, 2012 by Bob

Keep that blog a rollin’ … keep that blog a rollin’ each daaaaaayyyy.

For some reason that popped into my head about 30 seconds ago and I had to write that down. I am still trying to keep on my blogging every day to see how long I can do it, but I will admit that I am getting lazy lately. Work is busy, Tori is teething ALL NIGHT, EVERY NIGHT and I have another cold from the child I am sure. I was going to actually blog about how I didn’t feel like writing tonight but then I realized that if I wrote about that, that it would be writing and that it would then be an actual blog entry. Then my head hurt and I decided not to write about that.

Piper is laying on my feet snoring. She is making me want to fall asleep too. Hearing her snore right now, I think I have to apologize to the wife for blaming her for the snoring that woke me up the other night. Sorry wife.

A few minutes until the next episode of Chopped. I have a few ingredient lists you all have sent me, feel free to send any at any time. The first round of my Chopped Challenge will be in the next few days when I can get to the grocery store. I am goign to try to get a few in one trip so I can do a few in a few days. Stay tuned!

I Also Stole This Because I Messed Up The First One

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , on January 6, 2012 by Bob

Sorry for 2 posts for those of you that subscribe, but my computer went wakko on me.

What I meant to say was, I also stole this from Whatimeant2say, because I didn’t really have a better idea tonight and this was really really cool!

Below is the name of what my Muppet is. He will be debuting soon. For now, you can at least know his name … if you are good enough. ENJOY!

It’s A Tori Kind Of Night

Posted in Nonsense, Tori with tags , , on January 5, 2012 by Bob

I warned you this was going to happen. I wanted to keep blogging every day and I said there would be more Tori blogs. And just WAIT until the new one comes. Also, today is Tori’s 15 month birthday, so yeah, I am going to talk about her.

She has gotten into the parrot phase. She repeats pretty much any word we say. She called her Papa the other night to wish him happy birthday and she said “appy”. She hasn’t gotten “irfay” down yet and she is still working on getting more than one word strung together. We are so proud of what she is saying though. She also says “unk oo” and “peese”. She is so polite.

She also is very hygienic. She isn’t potty trained, she doesn’t wash herself, she still drools a lot, gets food all over her face … BUT she does brush her teeth!

Daddy, I can do it myself!


I think she does this for when she is getting ready to hit the town in her new ride …

Let's get to the club! Time's a wastin'!

Well … um … that’s pretty much all I got tonight. See ya tomorrow!

What The Heck Am I Talking About?

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2011 by Bob

Just for giggles, I went to a random topic generator to come up with a blog topic for tonight. I thought it would be fun to try to write about something I was totally not prepared to write about. I picked science since I thought that would be interesting  and something I could write about. How complicated of a topic could an automatic topic generator generate right? So here it goes, my blog post about DNA transcription and translation!

I saw Sally Struthers advertise for a school where you could learn to be a DNA transcriptionist. You could also be a locksmith. Transcribing DNA is pretty simple. It is only 3 letters after all. It isn’t all that hard to write down as someone says it. As far as translation goes, DNA pretty much looks the same in most languages until you start getting into Russian, Chinese, Japanese or other languages that don’t use letters like we do. So you do have to study a little. You can also learn how to transcribe the translation.

Yeah, I have absolutely no clue what I am talking about. It was worth a try. That’s what I get for being generic.



I Am Who I Am, I Blog How I Want

Posted in How To, Nonsense with tags , , , , , , , on November 23, 2011 by Bob

I subscribe to a number of posts although I do admit that I am very bad at commenting on most of them. One of the blogs I subscribe to recently asked people to send in their tips on blogging “best practices”. Today the post was all of the responses. I liked the post as it was interesting to see what other bloggers felt were the best things to do. As I said the other day when I was complaining about advertising, I work in advertising. It is more of the online industry though and we also concentrate on the social realm for clients. This means that we need to be exerts in all things social, including blogging. It is interesting to see what bloggers think are best practices and what “experts” think are the best ways to do things. They are quite different at times.

I don’t follow any “rules” that we advise at work. Those tend to be geared more toward business to customer and yada, yada. I also found out that I write about all the things that bloggers say not to write about: I write about my kids, I post at the times that are not popular and no one is reading, I talk about extremely personal things, I complain about people’s grammar even though mine isn’t the greatest … I do a lot of things that apparently I am not supposed to do. Like I said, I liked the post but, to quote something I saw on a friend’s wall on Facebook today … “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss apparently said that. I like that.

I don’t write my blog to make money, although it would be great if I did. I don’t write my blog to be an expert on anything. I write my blog because it is a fun, mostly relaxing, and relatively inexpensive hobby that keeps me out of trouble and has introduced me to some real cool people who come to read and I go to read their blogs. (even if I don’t comment as often as I should as I have already admitted to)

So, you better go back to your bars, your temples … your massage parlors. Sorry, had an 80s music station on while writing.

So, I have to respectfully disagree with all the folks that say there are rules to blogging. I thought the whole purpose was that anyone could do it and not have to follow rules. If I wanted rules I would get a job at a newspaper (although when you read some of the things today you wonder what rules they follow anymore). I will continue to ignore the “tips” and “tricks” and keep flying blind and feel like a total blogging stud when I accidentally do something that makes my blogs hits spike to over 90 in a day.

In case some of you don’t read me tomorrow. Have a happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the day. Try not to kill any family members after dinner 🙂

Help Me Read You

Posted in Nonsense, Tori with tags , , , on September 8, 2011 by Bob

It seems that every day I get a new follower or commenter or liker of my blog. I LOVE this. Whenever someone subscribes or comments, I try to make sure that I read their blog and try to follow the best I can. This leads to a problem. Time management. Between work, Tori, cleaning, cooking, laundry and blogging, I don’t have a lot of time to go to a bunch of blogs. I would LOVE to go and read everyone’s. The most convenient thing for me to do is to subscribe and get them in email. Unfortunately, not everyone has an email subscription sign up on their blog. I wish everyone did so I could just easily read them on my phone in email.

I still will read all of your blogs … eventually. I know I can sign up for RSS on most but, I don’t like to stay on the computer THAT long at night usually. You know, the whole baby thing 🙂

By the way, for those of you that haven’t heard or figured it out from past posts, the wife and I are expecting our second little bundle next March. Yes, a second little one will be here 1 and a half years after Tori arrived. I don’t think I will be posting a day with the two of them so enjoy me now while you can!

See you all tomorrow!


Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , , , on September 6, 2011 by Bob

Is all I can say. I don’t know if it is spam feeding hits to my blog or if I am actually getting popular, or if I just have been getting some interesting topics lately, but man, I have been setting my own records the last few weeks. Again today I had the most hits ever. I like that. It makes me feel that posting every day is worth it. Granted, it would be more worth it is I got like $5 for every hit. 🙂

Anyhoo, I am going to have to steal ideas of off facebook more often I think. It seems to work. Unfortunately, I didn’t see anything good there today. The only thing that is annoying me lately is what I posted about on there, and I think what I mentioned on here a few days ago. Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star.

This looks like the dumbest movie ever. Why does everyone have to seem mentally challenged to be funny? I went through all this before so I won’t again.

This is interesting, I am watching a Taco Bell commercial where the “chef” is acting like a Benihana chef. For a flat bread sandwich. Am I the only one getting sick of flat bread everything? It is like Napoleons on Chopped. Everyone does one.

Well, not much else tonight so, have a good night all.

Thank You

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , on August 22, 2011 by Bob

Recently, the readership of my blog has increased quite a bit on a daily basis. I have also had a few new subscriptions, as well as a few new comment makers. I appreciate it greatly and it really makes this post a day challenge more fulfilling than just knowing that I am posting every day.

I am really trying to get to everyone’s blog that is reading mine. I am going to try even harder by subscribing, RSSing, etc., etc. I can’t guarantee that I will be commenting on everything right away, or that I will even be subscribed or reading everyone right away but I am going to make a concerted effort to read more of the blogs out there more often.

Again, thanks to all for the support and loyalty and I look forward to be a better reciprocator than I have been.

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