Monday, December 29, 2008

24 hours until I see what you're saying or 24 hours until I hide under my couch cushions from embarrassment due to crickets

Can't you just hear a tiny ginger voice saying that? Yeah, I crack myself up. But now we've got to get serious, fo-shizzle.

I don't know about your blog traffic, but ever since that little holiday we call "Christmas," my traffic is relatively the same as the number of students hanging around college campuses during Christmas break helping the maintenance crew touch up hall paint. Not "a lot."

Normally, this black hole of quiet would only evoke moderate insecurity and anxiety in my innermost being. But as you know, (I hope) tomorrow is "I See What You're Saying, Christmas Edition." Or "New Year's Edition," if you prefer. Or "Proof That My Kid is the Cutest Kid in the World Edition." I don't care what inspires you or what you call it, I'm just hoping you're out there.

A few of you are in, I know, but it's been a long time since many of you renewed your vows to me--you know, when you promised you would post an "I See" vlog in good times or bad, in sickness or in health--in the comments after my announcement post. But all the people who read your comments saw you, and so did God. I hate to bring in the big guns on this, but, you know. I'm a little desperate.

Is your cold silence your way of telling me that you have found a younger and "perkier" video carnival? Because I have given you the best video minutes (although it seemed like years, I know) of my life, and I hope it doesn't end like this.

Maybe it's all in my head. Maybe it's just a coincidence that I have noticed you posting many, many Christmas decoration and house tours over the last two weeks in other memes and venues, and now you seem so "eh, what-evs" concerning ISWYS. Maybe it's a coincidence that you smell like Boo Mama's perfume. I'm just sayin', you can't blame me for being suspicious.

As one of my favorite 70s songs goes, "Your eyes have the mist from the smoke of a distant fire."

So I'll just be here tomorrow, hanging around at the ol' coffee shop, "our place," where we used to meet for those long, leisurely 2nd Cups of joe, debating who should win American Idol and if it's moral to love flavored coffee this much, just in case you still ... care.

And oh yes, I did get my video to post, complete with bloopers, which are way better than the video itself. Isn't that the way, though?!

"See You" tomorrow!

PS: If you didn't see yesterday's post, please ground yourself, check it out and don't spit out your coffee.

44 comments:

A Stone Gatherer said...

Hey Linda, long time no blogging! I have finally been able to get you in my google reader so I get your updates! I have to admit I was to lazy to go into my favorites and find you everyday! I know ME BAD! I don't know what this is you are talking about, but I will be back tomorrow to check it out.

Elizabeth Bonds said...

I was unaware of this whole "I see what you're saying" Vlog thing. It sounds fun. Come to think of it, I have seen a bloggers "I see what you're saying video," but I had no idea it was a chain thing. I am thinking about making one if I have time to get it up by tomorrow. Is there a link to the rules or topics allowed? I am not sure how this whole thing works. I have never video taped myself. It sounds fun, though.

Rach@In His Hands said...

I know that we're new blog friends, but just want to assure you that I'll be linking up tomorrow!
It's been a slow week for everyone....I think ISWYS will be the "jumpstart" that we all need.
See ya tomorrow. Literally. :-)

Chatty Kelly said...

Everyone is over at Barbie's blog. I just know it. :D

My traffic is way down too. The nerve of these people spending time with family and friends in REAL life instead of with us bloggy people. I mean REALLY! Who do they think they are???

Luckily I have no real freinds, so I will be posting a video. LOL!! Okay, maybe I have a few friends. I'm such a joiner, I just can't not play.

Liz said...

I just shot a video (doesn't that sound so professional?) but it's definitely lacking something. I'm working on it. I'll be there tomorrow, Linda. Don't you worry.

Dena @ Green Acres said...

Since I am currently twisted like a pretzel, and I can barely lift my arms to brush my hair, I will not be subjecting you all to the horror of me with half-brushed hair and no make-up. I had originally planned to attend, but maybe next time! I will still be here though to see all the awesome videos! Can't wait!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

HEY girl! Just poured my coffee and clicked on your blog :) LOL and I am glad I did! Happy New Year!!!

Greg C said...

Dear Linda-John
I just want you to know that it isn't you, it's me. I mean we have been together so long and well.....I think we were beginning to take each other for granted. I think it would be best if we started reading other blogs. Now don't cry, I hate it when you do that. We can still be blog buddies. And this has nothing to do with my new blog friend "Bambi" I am sure that no one else will be posting in her Vlog which just happens to be tomorrow too.

Oh who am I kidding. There is no Bambi. And my Video is ready for posting as soon as I see mr linkie on here. I bet this event will be so large that it slows down blogger.

Just one thing though, Please no more early morning self photos.

Sandra in Phx said...

I have no way to make a video...am I the only person on the planet that doesn't?! But I will be here tomorrow to see them all.

Chatty Kelly said...

Was it Bambi or Barbie?? Shucks, I think I got my joke wrong....

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

I'll be with ya! So pumped about this! I have posted about it 3 times in the last 2 weeks! (Of course because of Christmas I only posted about 5 times so that is a really good percentage!)

I just recorded the first half of my clip and I did it BED HEAD!!! (However I will not enter the contest! I don't want to take away your votes!) The second half I will be showing everyone how well I clean up!

Let not your heart be troubled! We are with you sister!!!

Jodi said...

Linda,
Off topic..hehehe..

To answer your Odd Couple question. The song "Happy & Perky & Bursting With Love" was from Episode 78 called "The Songwriter". The ingenue you are talking about in the episode was Jaye P. Morgan. I remember how Felix got so mad that she was singing it all wrong. Too funny!

Here are the words:
Happy and peppy and bursting with love,
Dancing and singing to heavens above,
Jumping and rolling like a little pup,
If they knock me down, I'm gonna bounce back up.

Happy and peppy and feeling so swell,
I'm gonna answer when I hear the bell,
I'll knock down defeat with fury ferocious
Happy, precocious and swell.

PS - I'm so glad I'm not the only one who can't stand Charlie Sheen!

Carol said...

Oh, the guilt!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Dang it Linda, "But all the people who read your comments saw you, and so did God. I hate to bring in the big guns on this, but, you know. I'm a little desperate" ...you had me at But...there goes my list of 10 reasons why I don't have time to make a video ;)

I'll of course join in tomorrow, how could I not...after the big guns and all :)

Mocha with Linda said...

Spare me. :-) I was thinking I better get my book giveaway up today because I know where everyone will be tomorrow!

Here's a scary thought: combine the ISWYS with Bedhead Carnival!

You just remember the faithful ones who came every day when the others come crawling back. . . .

Angie Ledbetter said...

Sandra, I'm in the no-vid boat wit ya. (Maybe I'll get my friend Colby to post her "Angie Hates Cats" vid here. :)

Merrie said...

I actually tried out a video.... it was so incredibly horrible I deleted it quick so NO one could eva see it!
I'll try again if I can get the home alone... but w/ hugsum around loving the games ... he makes so much fun of me that it is not possible to do this while he lurks laughing... I could just turn the camera on HIM.... that would be a hoot!

Beverly said...

I don't understand the whole I see what you're saying but I will tune in tomorrow to find out and then maybe will participate on the next one.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

People, this is getting scary. More of you are saying no than yes. I'm gonna run away and bite my pillow.

Pam Warden Art said...

Hi
Ok, I love you dearly because you make me laugh. Thank you!
I love the picture of you with a bad headache sitting on the rock and the other one where you want to go for a refreshing night-time dip with the friendly mermaids.

I would post the somethingy that you are talking about, but I don't know what you are talking about. Does this count? Also, I have a Give-Away on my blog and you are personally invited to come join in as are your readers.
Hugs,
Pam

Pam Warden Art said...

...P.S. YOU are also on my favs list...I'm here looking for my name?????
Hugs,
Pam
p.s.s. you look better with bedhead than I do coming out of a salon after "The Works" (the works means I got dressed and put on mascara before I went to get my hair done) and I am deeply offended by that. You should not look so pretty in the morning. But you can make up for it by putting me on your favs list (remember mine).

Beverlydru said...

I have mine made... and it plays in Vimeo but not so far in blogger. Hopefully it will play when I publish the post. I love the bedhead carnival picture.

Your readership is intact! We all have pie on the brain. Do you know how many pounds of butter I have used in cooking in the last 2 weeks?? It's obscene so I'm not telling.

Heather of the EO said...

I LOVE this idea. SO at the last moment, I added the button and I'm joining in.

Now I have to go get my hair done, apply make-up for the first time in days (after botox of course), practice talking in the mirror, put on my favorite voice and think up really funny stuff to say. There's just no time! See you tomorrow!

Patrice said...

Oh girl, I am so in!! Of course, I have not filmed my ISWYS as of yet, I need to shower and fix my hair!! After posting bedhead pictures, It's the least I can do for everyone!!

I am so excited, can't wait until tomorrow!!!

Melissa the Careful Wisher said...

Too funny! I can't wait to see all the videos!

Mel said...

while not participating i will be watching!!!

My ADHD Me said...

Well, what do you expect when you show a picture of yourself with "bedhead" and you STILL look great. Chatty kelly did the same thing and wrote "oh look and I'm not wearing any make-up" or something like that. Can you say INSECURITY!!! (for me....not you).

ANYWAY, I am looking forward to tomorrow. Chatty Kelly and I have put together something fun but I can't tell you now.....you'll have to visit us tomorrow!!

P.S. Tomorrow will be fun! I lost about 80% of my readers over December....on the other hand, I was a real slacker about visiting my blogger friends too. Hopefully I am back on track now!! :)

Robin Lambright said...

Step away from the edge and breath,repeat to yourself "It will be OK, It will be OK....

My video is just waiting in my draft section for posting. I will admit to having some major anxiety and near obsessive thoughts about putting this video together but I will also say that I enjoyed making it very much.
I know ISWYS will be a big success!
Think calm thoughts, feel the inner peace......
Blessings
Robin

Lelia Chealey said...

Hey, at least you didn't wake up to read your emails and find that a certain someone in Hoosier-ville named "Lidna" has UN-subscribed from your blog!! I have to go now...the tears are falling again and snot always follows tears!

LOL...I'm totally kidding!! Did I mention I'm a "model" if this writing thing doesn't pan out??? :)

LOVE YOU SISTA!!!
Lelia

Smelling Coffee said...

This is my first moment back into blogland for a week... and I truly had planned on making a video and participating tomorrow - already have my "script" planned out... then decided that I just couldn't make a video today... until I read your guilt-laden post. :-) I'm a guilt-motivated kind of girl, so I'll really TRY to get my video made and posted with you tomorrow. I promise - I'll try!

And, if I don't get it made, I'll be back tomorrow to enjoy everyone else's. ;-)

Becoming Me said...

LOL- I love you...you know I do. You also know that I sooooooo want to be a part of the carnival but that my video camera and 9 yr old computer do not play well together. But I am not writing this week...so I do have some time for more visiting. I will def. be back tomorrow to see what your saying and what others have to say.--I totally get your number dropping pain---tis the season...and your blog rocks no matter who visits. :-)

Becoming Me said...

Oh---this is last minute and probably won't help ya...But I'll add your button...

Deven said...

I done got a post all writ an' ever-thang. Y'all can count on me!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Don't worry. I'm there, my girl. Just uploaded what I guess you could say is a video. I'll meet you here early in the AM to link up.

annie's eyes said...

I am SO ready. It aint much, but I get to do it this time!

Augh, and I can so relate to that feeling like you're in Jr High again and having a party and afraid no one will show up--I bet Blogger will be bogged down tomorrow keeping up with you! Because after all, you won Jorge, and Bambi, Bambi who?
Can't wait to see the videos tomorrow! Hugs, Annette

SanDe said...

Twenty comments is quiet?! Man, I think living "Out the back of Burke" or "Beyond the Black Stump" has had it's effect on me. Seeing one other person who is not related to me, is cause for great excitment be it virtually (scratchy internet connection here)or real (we could host battle of the bands and no one would know it).

momstheword said...

O.k. so I have no idea what an ISWYS is, or even a v-log but I do like your blog!

Growin' with it! said...

oh i am SO gonna be here tomorrow. but, umm...mine is pret-ty bad this time around!

Becky said...

I WILL be here! I even sing for you... again! LOL. I've just got to get my stoo-pid video to upload. I'm working on it. 100th times the charm right? I have been looking forward to this all month. :-D

a Tonggu Momma said...

To excuse my promise-breaking, I'm bringing out the big guns as well... because I really do have valid reasons. I promised I'd participate before I knew that it would be the first Christmas without my FIL, without Rosie and while my grandpa was in the hospital awaiting open heart surgery.

See - I'm good at the guilt thing, too. And, for the scoffers, all of those things are completely true. (Ask Heather of the EO.) I'll be here next time.

Really.

Becky said...

OK... it worked! I'm all ready to be humiliated AGAIN... because I'm a glutton for that kind of stuff. :-p See you in the morning.

marina said...

don't worry it well all work out ,
marina

Andrea said...

As if I can say no now that you've reminded me God heard me say I would! That's just mean! hee hee

As soon as I can get mine uploaded, I'll be back!

The Inept Aspirant said...

I saw your blog for the first time two days ago and I just had to join the fun. You are a fantastic writer and I will be back for more!