I AM, Said I

Ass Kicking | Posted by Jannie on 27 December 2009 @ 2:42 PM 67 Comments

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Last night I admitted the following on an inspiring blogger’s post…

I AM going to spend 30 minutes a day maximizing my Twitter sphere.
I AM going to learn another 7 great songs on guitar.
I AM going to up my blog posting to 3x weekly.

And shortly after posting that comment on Keith’s Awesome Post, a few more I AMs hit me for my 2010 goal list…

I AM going to increase the amount of sites that link to mine from the current 276 to at least 500.

I AM going to completely organize all our closets and keep them that way.

I AM going to learn to poach eggs without breaking the yolks.

I AM going to do 222 buttock lifts daily — yes 111 on each side.

I AM going to add the Charleston to my soup aisle dance repertoire.

I AM going to expand my kelp knitting business to include maple syrup collage and spaghettini cowboy sculptures.

I AM!   I AM!!   I AM!!!

AND… I AM super-recommending Keith’s awesome “It’s Time To Get Real” post. He’s got some really excellent stuff in there.

So, my Friendly Reading Peep, what I AMs are on YOUR “anti-resolution” goal list?

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  • 1

    On 27 December 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Nadia - Happy Lotus said, 

    Hi Jannie,

    I was wondering where you were going with the post when I saw the Neil Diamond picture. Then the song “Sweet Caroline” came into my head.

    As for my I AM goals for 2010, there are so many. I AM just going to be as awesome as I possibly can be and make all my dreams come true. That is the Cliff Notes version of my list.

    Hope all is awesome!
    .-= Nadia – Happy Lotus´s last blog ..An Honest and Open Look at Love =-.

  • 2

    On 27 December 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Davina said, 

    Damn, I thought I might be the first commenter for a change when my reader said you posted this 4 minutes ago. Sigh! 222 buttock lifts – wow; that hurts just thinking about it. How will you be able to sit at your computer long enough to post three times a week? :-)

    I AM working on a blogging schedule where there are days when I don’t blog at all; no reading and no writing.
    .-= Davina´s last blog ..Put the Message in the Box =-.

  • 3

    On 27 December 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Lynn said, 

    Oh Neil Diamond. How I love him even though he sort of talks his songs (or so it seems to me.) His music is sort of comforting. I AM going to eat more chocolate and less turnip greens.
    .-= Lynn´s last blog ..Update =-.

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    On 27 December 2009 at 4:16 pm

    jingle said, 

    How rich and inspiring your list is, intelligent woman never stops thinking, improving, and making new friends…

    You are a learner, self-starter, and challenge taker that is filled with wisdom, love, and hopefulness.
    God bless you, May all your wish come true!
    .-= jingle´s last blog ..Sunday 160 Words Challenge =-.

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    On 27 December 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Patricia - Spiritual Journey Of A Lightworker said, 

    I AM going to be more compassionate with myself and with others this year.

    I AM going to just BE more this year.

    Have a glorious 2010 everyone.
    .-= Patricia – Spiritual Journey Of A Lightworker´s last blog ..Survivors Can Thrive! Mini Carnival: Holiday Survival Tips For Survivors =-.

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    On 27 December 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Tammy said, 

    I am going to:
    1. Gain weight
    2. Start smoking
    3. Learn to crash a plane since only flying is overrated
    4. stop exercising (like that’s gonna happen since I
    never started)
    5. Eat more chocolate
    6. Replace my drinking problem with marijuana smoking
    because all that alcohol is hard on the liver
    7. Smuggle drugs into the local nursing home (yeah you
    heard me that’s where the big bucks are)
    8. See if I can channel Harry Potter long enough to turn
    the school financial aid director into a frog
    9. See if blue bunny can teach me to speak Spanish
    (however, being that he has spelling issues…..I
    don’t know)
    10. See a psychiatrist who is willing to declare me
    mentally stable
    .-= Tammy´s last blog ..My eggnog blog =-.

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    On 27 December 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Karyn and the Adorable Pooch (Who happens to be named Barkaly) said, 

    I would love to see you do the Charleston!

    And this is a great post idea. I’m going to have to brainstorm and do one myself.

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    On 27 December 2009 at 7:53 pm

    TheWeyrd1 said, 

    I am going to walk Tucker more. That’s it. Everything else I would consider, probably wouldn’t happen consistently, so I don’t want to tell a lie. But as long as we’re doing the “I am’s”, I am going to be in Austin tomorrow through Tuesday late afternoonish…

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    On 27 December 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Keith said, 

    Jannie,

    You’ve done it again! Man! I love the way you get across such an amazing point in such a fun and humorous way. You are a Master at that (and humbly I bow. I’m not worthy!)

    I love your arse-kicking list of I am’s! You were bold enough to share yours so here are a couple of mine:

    I AM going to succeed in creating a new level of financial abundance in 2010!

    I AM going to kick off a new, deeper, more meaningful blog in early 2010!

    I AM going to learn and apply new skills, therby increasing my personal skill-set!

    Thanks again Jannie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    On 27 December 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Jannie said, 

    And heeeeere’s Jannie on her trusty iPhone, let’s see how many typos this comment will behold.

    Nadia!! Sweet Caroline( ba,ba,ba!) good times never seemed so good. That’s the one, right?? Or is it Kentucky Woman with the ba, ba, ba! Nope, KW has just two ba-bas! In my mind anyway. No fair, Nadia, being awesome’s already a given for you, each and every day. I demand a recount, a retake. Get some hot water! Get some disinfectant. Wait, that was from a post or two ago, the whole peanuts thong. I mean THING!! Oy.

    Moving right along, folks…

    Davina–you’re at bat!! Wow, do you actually use your feed reader?? I got so overwhelmed with mine I gave it away to charity. The local girl scouts are having a ball with it. I have no idea what’s up with the time delay, jetlag maybe. Different tome zones?? Well, I forgot to mention I’ll be lifting someone else’s buttocks — an important piece of the puzzle, i’ll be lifting them by pulleys while working on my laptop at the local physiotherapy and beer swillers cafe , should be no prob getting in those 3 posts a week. Wow days without blogging at all, what a novel concept. But, Davina… No matter when you post I’ll be reading because I’ve gotten totally hooked on your blog writing.

    Guys, I’m going to go ahead and post this brilliant comment now instead of trying to do the whole batch here. The iPhone ate my previous attempts at long comments. Not fun.

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    On 27 December 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Talon said, 

    I AM NOT making any resolutions – never do. But I think your list is super fine and I can’t wait to see your spaghettini cowboy sculptures!
    .-= Talon´s last blog ..Getting in the spirit… =-.

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    On 27 December 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Liara Covert said, 

    Nothing is in the future. Everything is now. You are love. You feel an incredible lightness of being. You feel fully alive, transparent and inspired every moment. The “I am” feeling is an intimate connection with higher self. This is ever-present, beckoning to you to awaken. You are invited to be part of the natural dimensions, eergy shifts and you are preparing to open and feel more.
    .-= Liara Covert´s last blog ..What if everything changed? =-.

  • 13

    On 27 December 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Jannie said, 


    Our house Internet is back up!!!! But the child is on it and were a one-computer household now.

    May the fates allow me to return here with the full force of my comment answering accumen before you can say Jannie got run over by a beer truck.

    I hope!!

  • 14

    On 27 December 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Sire said, 

    222 buttocks lift huh? Now that would be something to see. Any chance of sticking it on YouTube, as I’m sure people would love to see how it’s done properly? ;)

    Good on you for setting goals. I personally don’t set goals as I hate disappointing myself.
    .-= Sire´s last blog ..The Journey To Bloggersville =-.

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    On 27 December 2009 at 10:26 pm

    cinderkeys said, 

    The only New Year’s goal I ever fulfilled? I will write at least 12 songs this year. I knew how to write songs, and I had the time, so the only thing to resolve was to actually do it.

    Now I have other goals, some involving the band, some not. But I have no idea how to achieve them.

    I mean, I could say I AM going to raise funds for ME/CFS research (http://www.wpinstitute.org/help/help_donation.html#donate), or I AM going to sell a thousand copies of Highways and Hiking Shoes (http://cdbaby.com/cinderbridge), but neither is a call to action unless I know the action.

    Any advice, Funsterites?
    .-= cinderkeys´s last blog ..‘Twas the day after Christmas =-.

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    On 28 December 2009 at 5:16 am

    G said, 

    My Anti-resolution list?

    I plan on not shooting from the lip as much.
    I plan on turning the other cheek when I’m gravely insulted.
    And I plan on not acknowledging the fact that the new software I bought has put me into a deep blue funk.
    .-= G´s last blog ..The Craziest Day Ever! =-.

  • 17

    On 28 December 2009 at 5:47 am

    Natalia Burleson said, 

    I AM not into resolutions! :) But I AM’s….I could be convinced! ;)
    .-= Natalia Burleson´s last blog ..Still feeling kinda groovy! =-.

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    On 28 December 2009 at 7:28 am

    sheila said, 

    Damn it Jannie! Now I’ll be singing that Diamond song ALLLL day! lol.

    I AM going to blow Bath and Body away with sales in 2010.

    Lofty goal. ;)
    .-= sheila´s last blog ..Fun Gift #1. =-.

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    On 28 December 2009 at 7:36 am

    Lance said, 

    I AM going to spend 30 minutes a day “bugging” you on twitter…(hmmm…I wonder how long it will take before YOU think that I have wayyyyy too much time on my hands). And speaking of hands – I washed my hands today (with soap and everything).
    .-= Lance´s last blog ..Sunday Thought For The Day =-.

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    On 28 December 2009 at 8:17 am

    Dot said, 

    Loved it! I’d like to order 7,000 knitted kelp scarves, please.

    I AM not going to set unrealistic goals and get depressed later when I fail to achieve them.
    .-= Dot´s last blog ..Comment on Snowstorm! by Hot news-Hot relax =-.

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    On 28 December 2009 at 10:19 am

    Jeanne said, 

    Jannie,

    I love your list. It’s great!

    I cannot get Neil Diamond out of my head now and I hold you fully responsible. I must go turn on some Tori or something because the Neil Diamond section of my brain has just maxxed out. No offense to Neil Diamond. I’ve just had enough of him for now.

    I wish that I had copied the comment I just posted to Alicia’s blog because it explained in detail my whole “I don’t make New Year’s resolutions” policy. It’s in comments moderation now and I’m too exhausted to get into that much detail again.

    Suffice to say that I try to look at EVERY day as a “clean slate”.

    So, New Year’s Day is like any other day to me. Does that make sense?

    I try not to tie myself to the calendar much. Holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions are great for get-togethers with family and such but I don’t get all hung up on who is going where on what day and making what to eat.

    I’m just too darn sick to expend energy obsessing over all of those details like people I see around me do.

    So, I am much, much more mellow about holidays than in my younger & healthier days. This is by necessity but it works for me.

    Anyway, good luck with your list! I admire those who are tackling long lists of goals. At this point, I try to take on goals a little bit at a time so as not to get overwhelmed or exhausted.

    I love your list, though.

    Message to Neil Diamond: “I have had enough”. Please stop singing in my head. Man, he’s catchy!

    Jeanne
    .-= Jeanne´s last blog ..Senate Passage Of Health Reform =-.

  • 22

    On 28 December 2009 at 10:41 am

    John Hoff - WP Blog Host said, 

    I AM:

    - Going to eat less fast food this year (yeah right, who am I kidding)

    - Spend more time playing with my kids but somehow increase my income.

    I’ll checkout Keith’s post now. :)

  • 23

    On 28 December 2009 at 10:58 am

    Jannie said, 

    hi!!

    So…

    anyway…

    coffee’s not yet quite dripped but I’m ready and willing to dive back into blogging.

    whoo-hoo.

    Lynn!! darnit, I have almost completed a turnip green recipe book especially for you, knowing how near and dear to your heart that delicacy is. Maybe this comment will change your mind — I’ve got a turnip greens cheese cake, a turnips greens with tofu cookie, double turnip greens surprise mousse, chilled turnip turnip and lard canapes, and a turnip greens martini. Still going to deny your inner turnip greens? My performance coach Marci Lynne was always trying to get me to “talk” my songs, for maximum interpretation. It’s a good tool but certainly can be overdone.

    Jingle!! Wow, you are pretty generous with your kind words, thank you. I am trying to be a self-starter and challenge taker, thanks for noticing and mentioning — but I bet YOU are one too. Who? – me wise — are you sure? :) Jingle, thanks so much and may all YOUR wishes come true too!

    Patricia Lightworker!! Compassion speaks volumes to me, I cannot condone enough liberal doses of it on all occasions. And to be compassionate with oneself is a great gift to the world, for it spreads out exponentially, who knows where it can lead?? Probably to world harmony and joy. And BEING is a fine fine way to be. I did a lot of being this year and it worked well for me, yet what works for me too is kick-starting myself in some areas, as mentioned above — especially the maple syrup collage, I’ve had more than a few naysayers on that.

    Tammy, Tammy, Tammy. Do you need to gain weight? How is the start-smoking going? I recommend walking. And chocolate. Research does show pot to be less intrusive for one’s health that alcohol. Number 7? They already have the good stuff. :) Channeling Harry Potter, I’d suggest the owner of the Chronic Healing blog, Jeanne — she’s got the inside scoop on that stuff. Don’t count on BB teaching you anything, except how to be cute. Tammy, I’m a part-time shrink and I declare you mentally excellent in ways of joy and fun and sweetness!!! M-kay?

    Coffee’s ready!!

    Karyn!! — and the Adorable Pooch (Who happens to be named Barkaly) I will have Kelly video me doing the Charleston in the soup aisle and post it here in the coming weeks! I will – just for you!!!

    Weyrd1: I want to walk our dogs more too. Tuesday late afternoonish, eh? Hmmn. I guess we could try to meet for a coffee? Kelly will be with me, the holidays and all. E-mail me — janniefunster @ gmail dot com.

    Keith!! This makes me laugh — I remember when Barbara Swafford of Blogging Without A Blog linked me up as “New Blog Of The Week”, I totally did a Wayne & Garth “I’m Not Worthy” thing too. Get, up Keith, get up — you’re worthy. Your post was great, I hope everyone will read it. That’s exciting about your new blog. Will you bring your current blog’s archives over or maintain two separate blogs? I know your new project will be a great hit because what I’ve seen of you so far is positive and awesome!! Totally.

    Talon!! I’m still experimenting with the cowboy spaghettinis, finding the dry noodle ones much easier to make than the cooked ones so far. Kelly’s into it too, spaghettini trolls and devils mostly. It’s fun!!

    Liara!! So true!! All is this moment. But it can’t hurt to do a little positive planning in writing, can it? :) Some of us who need a little extra self-encouragement do well with solid goals interspersed among our moments of lightness and inspiration. :)

    Sire!! As I mentioned to Davina above, I will actually be lifting someones else’s buttocks with pulleys. But when I do mine, my years of Jazzercise and Buns Of Steel routines allow me to create a personal program that incorporates all the best moves from “fire hydrants,” to all-fours curls to standing advanced glute tucks — with great results. A video? Let me get those muscles back in a bit better shape first before sharing, okay??!! :)

    Cinderkeys!! That’s just amazing you’ve written 12 new songs this year!!! Will you be recording those? I love your positive affirmations. Advice on your call to action?? I WILL donate some funds to that foundation — so that’s one down. 1000 CDs sold?? That’ll be 2.7 CDs a day. Bombard the radio stations. Bombard the local arts magazine. Bombard strangers on the street. Play each night? Hey — I’ll be ordering one from ya at the first of the year — so only 999 to go. See, it’s working already, whoo- hoo.

    G!! Or I should say G, with not as much enthusiasm because I know a deep blue funk needs a more reverent tone. And what new software? Maybe I can help across these miles? Shooting from the lip eh, I’ve tried to cut down on that too, with mostly success, but I could still think a little more before I speak. No one’s perfect, but it’s a strong person that looks within and tries to be a better human. And no one can insult you unless you let them — I’ve certainly learned that.

    Natalia!! That’s what I liked so much at Keith’s post — it’s all about a written plan for entertainment. And I love, love love a quote of his in that post… “Keep in mind that an average person with a clearly defined goal will always outperform a genius who has no idea what he or she wants. Every time.” Isn’t that great?? I AM is so positive and great.

    Sheila!! If you come back and read this, please allow me to give you three more songs to replace Neil Diamond’s “I Am’ with… Um, let’s see “We Are Family” is a good one. And how about “I’m Walking On Sunshine,” and umm, how ’bout humming the French National Anthem, that’s always a hit — the lyrics are great. I recommend this Youtube in case you don’t know the lyrics yet… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K1q9Ntcr5g Awesome dude, on blowing Aventine Hill into the big time — you’re package arrived Saturday. After I post this I’m making more coffee and dipping into a nice tub with some of your soap, whoo-hoo.

    LANCE!! Yay, I really want to get more into Twitter, I know you are a super-star there and I could so use your pointers on the whole thing. In fact, are there 1 or 2 pointers you could give me right now to get blog morte traffic via Twitter? Any great tips or “tricks” to impart to a gal who still feels a bit Twitter overwhelmed?? Oh, and did you use your lavendar-lilac foamy soap on your hands??

    Dot!! You got it 7000 kelp scarves coming up. Any particular color combos? I’ve got all the same shades as Sherwin Williams, my most popular are “pool party”, “equestrian morning” and “midnight tequila.” That’s the thing about my goals — I think they are realistic, even if a blog post is just of a favorite photo of mine. Have you any tips on the poached eggs?

    Jeanne!! See this to Shelia above… please allow me to give you three more songs to replace Neil Diamond’s “I Am’ with… Um, let’s see “We Are Family” is a good one. And how about “I’m Walking On Sunshine,” and umm, how ’bout humming the French National Anthem, that’s always a hit — the lyrics are great. I recommend this Youtube in case you don’t know the lyrics yet… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K1q9Ntcr5g Hope that works?!?!? And you can always come back here with that copied comment from Alicia’s. A real treat to look forward from you, my wonderful friend. That every day is like a clean slate is an excellent excellent way to live life, that inspires me very much indeed. There really is no beginning and end to time. Oh, and if I’d a known how much you LOVE Neil Diamond, I’d a put a few of his you tubes in here. :) I think my list is good for me too, attainable — and I’ve got 12 whole months to pace myself for it, whoo- hoo. I’m so happy hand excited to know what I want, and how to go about getting there.

    John! That you would want to spend more time playing with your kids brings tears to my eyes. I see a lot of men wishing for that. Even a good 30 or 45 minutes a day of solid time focussed 100% on your kids can bring that closeness you all 3 will feel great about. It does pose a challenge when kids are as young as yours are — they could play all day and not tire out. Play, play, play. You are a smart compassionate man, I know you will find a way to get what you wish for. And what kind of fast food you eating?/ Chick Filet is healthiest — and I don’t know about YOUR Chick Filets in Vegas, but here the people are just so NICE!! Oh, and I’ve seen some kind of a Panda Noodles place people drive through, gonna give that a checking out — could be healthy, and hopefully tasty.

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    On 28 December 2009 at 11:37 am

    vered | blogger for hire said, 

    I think this must be the best New Year resolutions post I have ever read.
    .-= vered | blogger for hire´s last blog ..Twitter: Where Do You Draw The Line of Privacy? =-.

  • 25

    On 28 December 2009 at 11:48 am

    Hilary said, 

    Hi Jannie .. great I AMs .. heaven knows how Blue Bunny, let alone Squirrel Hardwick, cope with counting to 111 (help 222) buttock lifts?

    Do BB & SH know that they’ve got extra work around the house – closet cleaning?

    I’m not sure I’ve maximised my Twitter sphere but I did TR.IM a couple of posts – perhaps I’m getting cleverer too?

    Poached eggs .. much better unbroken, I agree

    We get kelp on the beaches here .. not sure if the Nursing Centre would like the idea – but my Ma will laugh, especially glazed with maple syrup, and how disgusting spaghettini cowboy sculptures .. my nose is crinkling like Squirrel Hardwick’s.

    My I AMs for 2010 – to become more proficient at all things technical, to maximise/condense my time – learn new tricks .. build a new world around my blog

    But I AMs needs lotza hilp from friends in blogosphere from Austen, to Australia, to Alaska, to Auckland and all places round and about ..

    Exercise, Read, Meditate, Tweet, Facebook, Stumble, add Gravatar ..

    and I AMs more .. but not 222 buttock lifts daily!

    and the most important I AMs .. love my Mum forever xx

    & one question please! How do you know you’ve got 276 links to your site? well that’s one technical challenge enlightened for me ..

    Thank you Blue Bunny for organising this for me .. someone’s got to keep her under control .. and say hello to Squirrel Hardwick
    Enjoy the rest of the few days of 2009 with Kelly and the family ..
    Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Positive Letters Inspirational Stories
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..Wassail .. and "The Twelve Days of Christmas" =-.

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    On 28 December 2009 at 11:58 am

    Hilary said, 

    This is a clip post addition …

    Poached eggs – add vinegar to the water .. NOT A LOT!
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..Wassail .. and "The Twelve Days of Christmas" =-.

  • 27

    On 28 December 2009 at 11:59 am

    Ching Ya said, 

    Resolutions in the making — the most dreaded yet exciting process prior entering the new year’s gate. :) Well, my goal is easy to put in words but harder in action, that is to improve quality and quantity of both posting amount and traffic; along with other personal resolutions that hopefully, I’ll be able to share with you in emails soon.

    Happy new year, Jannie! Continue to shine and bless others with your talents. :)

    @wchingya
    Social/Blogging Tracker
    .-= Ching Ya´s last blog ..How to Brand Your Tweets with TweetBrand =-.

  • 28

    On 28 December 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Vered!! And just you watch — I’m a gonna Accomplish each and every last one of those, whoo-hoo. I’m starting to get the hang of the spaghettini cowboys too, the fingers and toes are the most challenging parts, but boy-howdy some of them are starting to turn out very fine and dandy indeed!

    Dearest Hilary…BB and SH do so much hopping, gallivanting and general cavorting their buttocks are as fit as fit can be. They’re grumbling a bit about the closet cleaning but I told them I’d let them off with just 30 minutes a day on that as long as they add extra carrots to my daily soup. Now… :) please don’t frown upon my shaghettini cowboys until you get to witness them in their full noodled glory in a future post. Your I AMs sound gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! There is always so much more to learn with blogging. And you are SO right– we do get by with all the help of our many, many friends. As to knowing how many sites link to yours… I’d suggest you follow my widget, currently my third-from the top one in my far right side-bar, the Alexa Traffic Rank one. Then in the space provided, delete my blog’s name, insert yours, then hit “Get Info”. Easy. Mine was at 106 links for a long, long time, then Alexa must’ve updated and bam– I felt like a pre-semi-pseudo-quasi almost somebody. :) As to the eggs, poaching one at a time is a no brainer , as I swirl the water to keep it compact, but so much harder with more than one egg. Maybe I should use a solid spoon for scooping instead of the slotted one, as that’s when I run into problems, yet with the solid spoon the water can’t drip off. Whatever will I do, Hilary ??? Switch to porridge?? And I even procured a non-stick 4 egg poacher at a boot sale — yes boot sale — I do speak a bit of British!! Got that slightly bent used egg poacher for what would be the equivalent of about twenty pence, but the eggs stuck to it. And I cried for days.

    I better post this before going any further in life in case my iPhone throws a conniption.

  • 29

    On 28 December 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Ahhh, back on the computer now instead of thatiPhone.

    Dear Ching Ya… I can’t believe the quality of your posting could improve much, maybe more posts, but shorter? Personal goals, eh? In e-mails? That would be fun to hear what you have in your heart. A wonderful blessed New Year for you too!! I know it will be another great one.

    Wow, that’s it??

    :0

  • 30

    On 28 December 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Caity said, 

    great list! :) I wish you the best of luck with all your I AM’s.

  • 31

    On 28 December 2009 at 5:10 pm

    G said, 

    Well, the new software is kind of a necessity now, and for the few people (like yourself) that do know this little tidbit about me, it’s just another sign of unwanted wear and tear.

    But, since this is a happy and carefree blog, I will not bring down the tone one iota with my grumpiness.

    I will instead, say this: I just got a good glance of your header, and the question now is, are you gonna become the Texas Queen of Cyber Media (blogging, tweeting, video and of course, cat juggling..er…playing that two foot long stringy thing, what’s that called….oh yeah, a guitar)?
    .-= G´s last blog ..The Vein Done Tapped Out? =-.

  • 32

    On 28 December 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Paige said, 

    and all that from youe i?

    i am not gonna even try to top that.

    happy end of old year
    .-= Paige´s last blog ..French Toast & Bras =-.

  • 33

    On 28 December 2009 at 5:57 pm

    teahouseblossom said, 

    Wow, 222 buttock lifts!! You need to post on how to do those..sign me up!

  • 34

    On 28 December 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Rose said, 

    Good luck with those butt lifts. I’m going to start my course on travel & tourism.
    .-= Rose´s last blog ..Odd Bathroom Gadgets- Gadget Obsessed =-.

  • 35

    On 28 December 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Hi I’m Jannie and I am going to Tweet soon, not sure what but I think I’ll give it a whirl, see what happens.

    :)

    Caity! Don’t you look pretty in your new Avatar, if I were a young beautiful whipper-snapper lie you I might give up my big eye for something like that. Of me of course. If I did it of you everyone would think it was you, not me. :)

    G! Unwanted wear and tear? The software is doing that to you? You doing that to it? :) What? How ’bout I’m the Texas queen of songs about wedgies and men with chainsaws. And G… I’m grumpy on other peoples’ blogs exclusively — but I’m going to turn over a new leaf on that — starting yesterday, late morning. I think I was a bit of an old sourpuss at Lance’s.

    Paige O’ My Heart, believe it or not, all those words did emerge from the mind of Jannie, There is no topping, only matching. So let me do some for you. I AM going to be back in a Real House sometime before the October winds scrape the summer dusts off Enchanted Rock. I AM going to look in to the eyes of Beloved and Baby Girl and smile — many times. I AM going to see Fannie Junster again, well if only on her blog, but possibly in person if we meet up somewhere again. I AM going to eat some nice Stone Mountain ass kreem ice cream, people! ice cream!) I AM going to sing a song to a tree. How did I do??? But wait !!!! French toast and bras???? Hey, I gotta get over there to that valley and see what you’ve cooked up! I LOVE French toast!! Love my bra!!!!

    Teahouseblossom!! Teahouse! Perhaps I shall post a Jannie Funster Buttock Blasting routine!! I could warm up in the soup aisle with the Charleston, then bust my butt over in frozen foods in the bins of fish sticks. It’ll be chilly there, so I’ll be sure to bring a heavy blanket, to lie down on for the fire hydrants and all-fours curls.

  • 36

    On 28 December 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Jannie said, 

    ROSE!!!!!! I have been so thinking about you and hoping you are well! I meant to e-mail a little while ago then got distracted by Kelly’s room clean-out. And then I sat down at the computer and poof! Here I am. You’re alive, yay!!! I’m going over to your blog now.

  • 37

    On 28 December 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Tammy said, 

    awwwww so this means you are willing to declare me mentally stable huh? Are you willing to bet your clinical reputation on that? ………..hmmm sumpin fishy about that Jannie, I think you are a covert IRS agent, or maybe a mob affiliate running from the IRS?

    Don’t worry jannie, we all know that BB’s stuffing is just powdered sugar. Poor BB i am only joking i can’t hurt your little bunny feelings.
    .-= Tammy´s last blog ..My eggnog blog =-.

  • 38

    On 28 December 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Sire said, 

    No worries at all Jannie, I’m a patient man and I’m sure it will be worth the wait. Just remember that I’ve pushed the 50 mark and so although I have heaps of patience there’s no telling how much time I have left in this mortal plane. :D
    .-= Sire´s last blog ..The Journey To Bloggersville =-.

  • 39

    On 28 December 2009 at 9:15 pm

    suzen said, 

    WOW – what a list!!! I can tell you are half my age. My lists were like that 30 years ago – they’ve gotten shorter each year, haha! Perfect that you have Neil Diamond on – that there guy is another WOW – although, 30 years ago HE was a better Wow!
    .-= suzen´s last blog ..Carrots, Eggs & Coffee Beans – A Recipe for Thought =-.

  • 40

    On 28 December 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Momisodes said, 

    I love that you made and “I am” post. I should totally join you on the butt lifts.
    .-= Momisodes´s last blog ..Traditional holiday tomfoolery =-.

  • 41

    On 28 December 2009 at 10:12 pm

    MiaHysteria said, 

    I’m totally jealous on the butt lifts…not sure my butt could lift quite that much. But, I do have goals and what I’ve been thinking is exactly what Keith wrote:

    “To achieve something you have never achieved before, you must become someone you have never been before”

    What a great statement!
    .-= MiaHysteria´s last blog ..Who Coobies? Not Me Monday 12-28-09 =-.

  • 42

    On 29 December 2009 at 3:48 am

    SnaggleTooth said, 

    I’m totally non committal on resolutions lately.
    Mia’s got me wanting to hurry n read the Keith post-
    Can’t think of Neil without my Mom, cause he was her fave of all time.
    Have a good last week of the year-
    .-= SnaggleTooth´s last blog ..Whew =-.

  • 43

    On 29 December 2009 at 7:48 am

    Tess The Bold Life said, 

    Jannie,
    Yes did you see how big Lance’s following is on Twitter?!?
    He must know all the tricks. I need to do the same. Skip the buttock lifts I AM going to be lazy!

    The first album I ever bought was one of Neil Diamond’s. I was a Freshman in High School and 15 years old. OMG that was 40 years ago!
    .-= Tess The Bold Life´s last blog ..Celebrate Your Growth In 2009 =-.

  • 44

    On 29 December 2009 at 9:55 am

    Jannie said, 

    What a beautiful morning it is! I woke up alive and healthy. Whoo-hoo!!!

    Tammy!! I hereby not only declare you mentally stable, but fit as the finest fiddle ever been known to man — hell, I’ll even throw in some fit bassoons, violas, two flutes and twenty-four impeccable tubas to describe the excellent state of your health. IRS — have to admit I’m totally clean with that clan, those bas$#@ds. Do you know the penalties and interest they charge is Unconstitutional?? Well, I better not think on them any longer.

    Sire!! Do you mean you’ve pushed the 50 mark as per buttocks lifts on each side, or in age?? I love being this age — 45 — I am just getting started in life now that I have disovered my true calling — which is blogging to the max. Are you committed to blogging FOREVER too??

    Suzen!! Are you 90?? Because I’m 45, which would be half your age. If you’re 80 I’m 56% of your age, if you’re 70 I’m 64% of your age, if you’re 60 I’m 75% your age, if you’re 50 I’m 90% your age. If you’re 40, I’m much much older than you. :) So what is it, you wild wild woman??? I’ve never seen Neil live, have you?? And I’ve never been to Spain, but I kinda really really like the music.

    Momisodes!! You just take care of that baby bump and leave the butt lifts to me, okay?? Altho, and not to make you feel bad any whatsoever at all, I did Jazzercise right up until the day before Kelly was born, and I felt so great. I modified my routines tho, to not include the triple backwards flips and the mid-air screaming glute rotations.

    Ahhh, but Mia hysteria!! Remember I did see your butt? In that bikini, remember? And found your derriere did more that meet the muster of worldwide standards in form, depth and stunning resilience to quarters bounced thereon. I’m so glad you read Keith’s post. I basically don’t know him from Adam’s pet goat, but I get a great vibe from that guy.

    Snaggle — but the I AMs are non-resolution resolutions. (Kinda!) :) I feared if I had not put my goals and dreams in writing I would forever stumble along as usual. I know Liara’s right, all we have and need is this one sweet moment. — By freaking jove, could I have just here and now found the missing lyric for my 11th melody?? All We Need Is This One Sweet Moment. SNAG!!!! (Or a variation on that, in some form.) You’re a freaking genius and inspiration. I love you more than ever!!! THANK YOU!!! Now, to the other 99% of the tune…. Oh, Neil was your mom’s favorite, how bittersweet you must feel. I really love his songs, such feeling. Blessing to you, Snag, now and always, good last week of the year to you too.

    Tess!! I think I will from now walk in Lance’s Twitter footsteps, how could I possibly go wrong following a great wonderful guy like Lance? Maybe I can go down his list of peeps, and follow them, because I implicitly trust his judgement on people. By jove — I do believes i haz a Twitter plan. THANK YOU dear Tess, you continue to shine so sweetly for me. Can you feel my big cyber hug squeezing you tight? Off to crash Lance’s Twitter buds now! I CAN, SAID I !!!

    :)

    xoxo to all, forever.

    xo

  • 45

    On 29 December 2009 at 10:55 am

    Jeanne said, 

    Jannie,

    I can handle a little “We Are Family”. It’s catchy but not as likely to get stuck in my head and just plain torture me like Neil did. I can handle “I’m Walking On Sunshine” too. It’s the same deal. Catchy but not in a torturous, “will NOT let go” kind of way.

    Hmm. I pulled up your YouTube suggestion and didn’t make it past the line, “the bloody standard is raised”. That was about when I hit the pause button. Thanks ever so much for sharing, though. I’ll take a pass on that song. I mean no offense to anyone (in this a whole country) by not caring to drill that tune into my brain.

    If I make it back to Alicia’s blog and then back here again anytime soon, I will let you know. I am struggling hard to keep up in blog comment land.

    Yes, I like the whole “every day is like a clean slate” mindset.

    It’s really alright that you skipped the Neil YouTubes. The still picture was enough for that song to torture me all yesterday and it’s threatening to repeat today if I don’t hurry away.

    Yes, you made a nice list. It’s awesome that you know what you want and are excited about it. Carry on and make sure you get plenty of that personal ass kicking you mentioned done!! You are an inspiration to ass kickers everywhere!

    Jeanne
    .-= Jeanne´s last blog ..Online Identity Theft =-.

  • 46

    On 29 December 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Jeanne said, 

    Jannie, as for me, I AM continuing on my path to go where I’ve never gone before and do what I’ve never done before . . . with a twist, no planning! As it happens I’ll recognize it and with a big hug I’ll say “hey, I’ve never been HERE before, and I’ve never done THIS before” — I AM doing stuff backwards and loving it :)

    Great list of yours, we’ll all be demanding photos of each item, you know.

    2010, bring it on!!
    .-= Jeanne´s last blog ..Sunset Speaking =-.

  • 47

    On 29 December 2009 at 4:52 pm

    G said, 

    More like the genetic abnormality that I’ve alluded to infrequently on my blog has now really forced me to buy….Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice recognition software.

    And I try to keep my grumpiness off other people’s blogs because the last thing I want is for anyone to become offended over something I said in the heat of my grumpiness.
    .-= G´s last blog ..The Vein Done Tapped Out? =-.

  • 48

    On 29 December 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Jeanne!! So Jeanne, Neil is not your Number One guy to listen to? What if he and Tori did a whole show of duets, could you dig it?? Gee, I really apologize on the Bloody Standard Raised part. I must admit I didn’t really read all the lyrics. But I do like that melody, I see it’s in 2/4 time — a march. So may I revise my comment to you to say on that tune, La Marseilleise, liek the first 8 measures, with no words just da-da-das, okay? Awesome!!! Well, go further in the melody if you wish because that second part is pretty great too. Reminds me a bit of that song from Disney’s the little mermaid, in parts anyway. Now, Jeanne it’s not too late for me to put some Neil Youtubes in here! Blog commenting and keeping up with it?? I’m doing pretty-okay lately here on my own blog, and try to read as many of your guys’ blogs as I can. So far – so good and having a freaking ball, but funner that a ball, if the ball was actually boring. :) You fellow ass-kicker, you!!! :)

    Jeanne!! Another fine Jeanne who art a-travelling. Hallowed by thy motor home. :) I still think how freaking awesome it is you are actually doing what you are. All those States. All that New Stuff. Just going where the days takes you. I can’t be there with you, so I’ll take a little trip a day in my mind and on my blog. And see you next month!! What highway will you be taking into Austin? Or I should ask, from which direction or what town? From Dallas? El Paso? From San Antonio? You gonna like it here. A lot. Hope I can show you around a bit before of after that big game???

    G! I just read the best post on that voice software you speak about!! On ProBlogger, few weeks ago. Darren had on a guest blogger by the name of Jon Morrow. Super nice guy and great post. Here is the link…

    http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/11/21/speech-recognition-for-bloggers-the-ultimate-guide/

    I bet Jon would help you with any issues, Maybe leave a comment on the post, or contact Jon through his website,CopyBlogger, linked on the post. Good luck!! (And great philosophy on the grumpiness.)

  • 49

    On 29 December 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Jeanne said, 

    Well, since you mention it — we’re arriving Austin on 1/28, will be there for 10 days (my son lives in Austin). Gotta find a decent campground to stay at, hopefully not too far away.
    What highway? The infamous I-10,coming from Las Cruces New Mexico! You bring the donuts, I’ll get the beer, and we’ll hooty-hoot a bit at the campground, hopefully with your family and Blue Bunny, too!
    .-= Jeanne´s last blog ..Sunset Speaking =-.

  • 50

    On 29 December 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Jeanne said, 

    Oh Jannie,

    I think you know that I would listen to a duet between Tori and a room full of blackboards with fingernails running across them… because all I would hear is her. (Though I suppose it wouldn’t be called a duet if multiple blackboards were involved but I think you get my meaning).

    Seriously, I don’t strongly dislike Neil or anything. He’s just not my favorite. When one combines “not my favorite” with “way too catchy” where music is concerned, I just get annoyed at whatever song ends up stuck in my head.

    No apologies needed. I was just explaining what prompted me to hit pause on that anthem. You are too funny. I’ll take your word for it on the mermaid part.

    Nope to the Neil videos. Nah. I made my own YouTube today! Wait until you see it. It features an item that’s bloggy good fun!! (It is the present I told you about previously that Hubby gave me in honor of the fact that I am older than dirt). You will also appreciate the climate theme, my ex-Canadienne friend!! So, no thanks to the Neil YouTubes. I have my own.

    I’m not keeping up with blog commenting well at all but I keep landing here. That’s what happens when I am in need of Funsterment. There are so many blogs I need to visit but I keep landing back in Funsterland.

    Can you blame me? All the ass-kicking and merriment here… who could resist???

    Psst… When I finish here, I need to get caught up on replying to comments on my own blog. Yes, I took a Funster break first… to obtain energy and some Funster spirit.

    Jannie, there is no way a ball could be boring if you were there! You’d be the belle of the ball… serenading all the guests into a state of sonic wonderment.

    Jannie, I could never put my ass-kicking skills in the same league with yours. I only wish it were true. ‘Tis simply not an accurate comparison. Though I will happily take ass-kicking lessons from you. When do classes start?

    Jeanne
    .-= Jeanne´s last blog ..Winterize Your Body (VIDEO) =-.

  • 51

    On 29 December 2009 at 9:57 pm

    TheWordWire said, 

    Man, that’s an ambitious list. I think you’ll be able to add So You Think You Can Dance routines to your soup aisle repertoire if you keep up with the butt lifts. Good luck!
    .-= TheWordWire´s last blog ..Best Laugh of 2009: Smarter Than He Looks =-.

  • 52

    On 29 December 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Robin said, 

    What on earth is a buttock lift? Or shouldn’t I ask?

    Have a great New Year Fannie Jannie – love from Rob
    .-= Robin´s last blog ..There Is A Vitality =-.

  • 53

    On 30 December 2009 at 3:01 am

    SnaggleTooth said, 

    Have you seen the movie, “Madagascar 2, Escape from Africa”?

    I think the main menu screen, plus the in-tandem walk demonstrated at the end of the film- both demonstrate buttock lifts…!

    Can anyone else think of examples?
    .-= SnaggleTooth´s last blog ..Whew =-.

  • 54

    On 30 December 2009 at 7:11 am

    Lance said, 

    Jannie,
    Tip #1: Install the tweetmeme plugin onto your site – it creates a button on each post that is easily clickable to have your post re-tweeted. Tip #2: Just get out there on twitter and start talking. You’ll be a pro in no time!!! And…the lavendar lilac was all gone, so I used lavendar tomato. Now my hands smell like I’ve been in the garden, but without the dirt…
    .-= Lance´s last blog ..Sunday Thought For The Day =-.

  • 55

    On 30 December 2009 at 7:16 am

    Mama Zen said, 

    I MIGHT buttock lift myself off the couch. Maybe. No promises.
    .-= Mama Zen´s last blog ..Review: Rosarita Salsa =-.

  • 56

    On 30 December 2009 at 8:26 am

    Jannie said, 

    JEANNE!! January 28th, one of my favorite dates to meet bloggers!! :) RV park! RV park! There is one down on Barton Springs Road, that’s the only one I know, it’s basically downtown. But you’ll have to come and park at our house, if you wish. “You bring the donuts, I’ll get the beer,” had me so hooty-hooting Kelly came running to the computer to see what was so funny. Oh, we’re gonna have soooo much fun!!

    JEANNE!! You too make me laff and laff. I do think that scene in Jaws with the blackboard could use a lot of Tori in it. Maybe they could re-master and dub in some. I like her tune “God,” I think that’s the name of it — you know the one that goes “God, sometimes you just don’t come through. Do you need a woman to look after you?” And I keep landing up in Chronic Healing land — go figure, I kinda like the author. It’s an ass-kicking supreme land over there!!! I think we can pretty-much co-teach on the ass-kickingness.

    The Wordwire!! Well, I do have 12 months, and I may already have conquered the poached egg dilemma — I’ll have my eggs delivered already poached. Yep, my and Tom Delay in the soup aisle busting our best moves. I’ll need a new dress!!!

    Robin — my dear one and only ass kicking (or I should maybe say, arse-kicking,) Robin!! How I have missed you so. And how I love thee, could I ever begin to count the ways?? Probably not, so I won’t try and fall short of all the shades beauty and wonderment of humanity you are. A buttock lift, my dear, is when you see a stranger in the soup aisle and you lift them by their glutes up to the top shelf so they can reach the chicken with fusilli — stores always put that one at the very top for some reason unbeknownst to lowly mortals, such as I.

    Snaggle!! Indeed I fell short of even watching the whole first Madagascar, but I now have a most burning urge to watch the second one. A couple of my all-time fav movies tho, are Butts In Space, Butt Space Nine, The Postmans Always Kicks Butt Twice and The Derriere Who Loved Me. Sheer classics! And I’m sure you’ve seen those, as well as Butt Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest??

    Lance!! Tweetmeme — yay!! I think I’ve seen that thing at the top of your posts, just to the left of your widgets with Queen Elizabeth’s II’s Commemorative mini snapshots, right? Did I tell you I saw her bed on the Royal Brittainia? Yep, I did in 1999!! Get out there and tweet — yay!! I did tweet once yesterday. I think I’ll just go down your tweetlist and follow all your buddies — that’ll work! Any buddy of yours is a good one of mine. Tomato soap — yay!! I just bought some turnip and collard greens soap infused with pure gold!

    Mama Z!! Sometimes I have to do that too, well to get my posterior off this computer chair, I mean. I do sit cross-legged tho, that ought be good for me some how and add years of good clean fun to my days!

    xoxo to all.

    Whoo-hoo!!!

  • 57

    On 30 December 2009 at 11:46 am

    Ana Goncalves said, 

    Jannie,

    Are your ‘I am’ linked to what you have already established, are doing right now, or will do?
    .-= Ana Goncalves´s last blog ..Love is truth guided by you =-.

  • 58

    On 30 December 2009 at 5:21 pm

    G said, 

    Hey wonder gal!

    Thanks for the link. I bookmarked it and will try to take a look at it in the coming weeks.

    Many thanks!
    .-= G´s last blog ..2009: Was It The Best It Ever Was? =-.

  • 59

    On 30 December 2009 at 11:23 pm

    J.D. Meier said, 

    Neil is just too cool. I listened to his Christmas stuff the other night and it’s just too powerful. He nails it like only he can.
    .-= J.D. Meier´s last blog ..10 Ways to Know Thyself =-.

  • 60

    On 1 January 2010 at 10:56 am

    Jannie said, 

    Ana, my I AMs are mostly linked to good intentions, fine wine and my lifetime membership to Buttock Lifters united. :)

    G, I highly recommend it, and it comes with a nice video.

    J.D. I actually have never had a Neil album, nor knew of his Christmas songs, but i sure like I Am, Sweet Caroline and Kentucky Woman. But I have Neil Young CDs.

  • 61

    On 1 January 2010 at 5:06 pm

    cinderkeys said, 

    Jannie: This year I only wrote four songs. Eventually I hope to record all of them.

    Thanks for donating to WPI. They’ve done amazing work so far, and any fundraising efforts we do are likely to go there. And thanks also for buying the album. I hope you love every song … or at least most of them. :D
    .-= cinderkeys´s last blog ..Targeting 2010 =-.

  • 62

    On 1 January 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Trey - Swollen Thumb Entertainment said, 

    Hi Jannie. I’m going with the typical “Read 52 Books in a year” resolution that all of the bloggers are doing, or have done. I know it’s not original, but I like the idea, because I have several books sitting on my bookshelf that I need to read. Plus, I can possibly review a couple of the books that I read on my website, and knock out an article or two in the meantime.
    .-= Trey – Swollen Thumb Entertainment´s last blog ..Anti-Social: The Album… Coming March 20, 2010! =-.

  • 63

    On 2 January 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Trey, blogging book reviews is an excellent thing to do. I only review the ones I really like, makes life grand. What books are on your shelf these days??

  • 64

    On 2 January 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Cinder, sorry I missed you up there. Have not at this date donated or bought the CD , but they are on my list!!

  • 65

    On 10 January 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Jeanne said, 

    Sweet Jannie,

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to your lovely comments. Whew! It has been a little busy lately.

    Yes, you make me laugh and laugh. Umm… I don’t know how to break this to you… No offense… but I think hanging out with Blue Bunny is having a negative impact on your spelling.

    I saw Jaws in the 1970s but my memory of it is very fuzzy and confined to scenes in the water with sharks. I don’t recollect the blackboard reference you made but anything could be improved by Tori’s music. Yes, the song you mentioned is indeed called “God” and, yes, I like it too. The phrase you mentioned (”Do you need a woman to look after you?”) cracks me up.

    Yes, I keep landing in Funsterland too. I land here for the very reason you gave… I really like the author.

    Thank you for declaring my blog “ass-kicking supreme land”!!!! I it’s true that I have such a blog, that is a massive accomplishment coming from you. After all, you are Queen Ass-Kicker, are you not??

    What’s that? You are proposing that we co-teach ass-kicking? Hmm. That might be fun!

    I do have an issue I feel compelled to bring up. It’s a long story so grab a beer and a donut and have a comfy seat. You might want to fling that bra off too. (I know how you are about beer, donuts, and bra-flinging). It’s a complex tale.

    I’ll have you know that we have a bit of a Neil Diamond crisis going on in our house. Yes indeed.

    You see, I had not heard any of his music in (literally) about a decade. Then I read your late December post and the picture of Neil Diamond paired with your blog post title succeeded in getting that song stuck in my head for about a week. (Thanks for that, by the way).

    THEN… last night the radio station we often listen to (adult contemporary) when we’re in the car played Neil Diamond not once but TWICE! They NEVER play Neil Diamond. Jannie, your post clearly impacted what our local radio station is now playing!

    Anyway, they played two different Neil Diamond songs. I should note that my daughter likes to listen to music to fall asleep and when we got home it was bedtime. So, we put the same station that was on in the car (for song #1) on in her room.

    Can you guess what the second Neil Diamond song (played at bedtime) was? “I AM SAID I”!!

    So, of course, hearing that song made me think of you and this post!

    Wait. There’s more.

    Unlike you, I can’t sing worth squat. In fact, I’m pretty sure that the local wildlife disperses when the sound of my singing voice escapes the walls of this house.

    Nevertheless, once in a blue moon I will sing anyway. I’m daring that way. I may sing, perhaps, to tease or annoy someone… You never know. I can be mischievous that way.

    Anyway, I began singing along with Neil. My daughter promptly covered her ears and began to shriek. My husband, who was also present to tuck her in, had a pained look on his face.

    However, I could not stop myself. I just felt compelled to belt it out. I had to sing “I AM SAID I”!!

    After a solid week of the song in my head from when this post was published, I just HAD TO belt it out!! (Besides, I could tell that my daughter was secretly getting a weird kick out of my horrendous singing).

    So, after the song ended I kept singing it over and over for about 5 minutes. While it was great fun to tease her by singing this song that she claimed she didn’t want to hear me sing (despite body language to the contrary), the problem then became a familiar one.

    I CANNOT GET THIS SONG OUT OF MY HEAD! (Was this my punishment for singing when I have no business to sing?)

    It has been about 21 hours now and Neil is still persistently singing this song in my head. Also, my daughter has burst into song a few times today. Can you guess what she was singing??? Yes, during a phone call I had today… she was belting it out. Lovely.

    So, dear Jannie, I felt I owed it to you to let you know what you’d started. With no disrespect to Mr. Diamond, I can now say that our house has been infected with the Neil Diamond bug.

    So, the question becomes… what is the antidote? Well, I haven’t tried it yet but I’m about to go turn some Tori on and see if it will drown out the Neil Diamond. Please send me some sonic luck.

    Jeanne

  • 66

    On 10 January 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Jeanne said, 

    Blue Bunny,

    Sorry I didn’t comment on this before; I just noticed this comment of yours:

    “i ate the karrit, but i did not eet the deputee”

    BB, you crack me up. By the way, BBB says hi. He’s sorry he hasn’t been by much. He has been very busy searching for organic carrots and beets.

    Jeanne
    .-= Jeanne´s last blog ..Blogging Bug =-.

  • 67

    On 11 January 2010 at 7:13 am

    Jannie said, 

    Jeanne!!! Will return xoxo School morning awaits.

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