Let’s face it, you guys. Reading can be super exhausting. I don’t think it’s fair that only children get books with few or zero words in them. Kids are so spoiled. They’re all “Waaah! I need a picture book! I don’t know how to read!” Well, I don’t see why I can’t afford the same luxury to my blog followers. Especially the slow readers and the illiterate ones.
So, starting today, in addition to my normal periodic blog posts, I’ll be posting quick snippets from real life, everyday L-I-V-I-N’. They’ll be short and sweet, just like Danny Devito would be if you dipped him in a vat of sugar. Anyway, sometimes I want to share tid-bits (random happenings, quotes or pictures) on the blog, but I don’t because they’re not full-post-worthy. Problem solved with the new snippet system. Sometimes I might share one tid-bit per snippet and sometimes I’ll share several.
Here are the expected benefits of the new post category:
- I’ll get to post more often without sacrificing precious
TV watchingexercising time.
- My progression toward getting carpal tunnel syndrome will slow as a result of less typing.
- I won’t feel like I can’t share something on my blog simply because there’s not a big story behind it. Sometimes things are funnier or just as interesting without a long, drawn out explanation.
Be forewarned: these posts may not always be overtly funny, especially if I use more pictures than words. If you’re not willing to put forth the effort to imagine what hilarious commentary I could add, then maybe you and I weren’t meant to have a blogging relationship. I’m sorry! I didn’t mean it! Come back! Now, not only will some of these posts not be overtly funny, but some won’t even be remotely funny. These would cover things like deep thoughts, nature photos, announcements of significant life events and cute pictures of my dog. I like to call this “snippet diversification.” Catching onto the new lingo, yet?
Alrighty, here’s your first snippet!
Tuesday night, I came home to find water all over the floor in the guest bathroom. After much investigative work and over-the-phone help from my dad to determine what was causing the leak, I began performing my first ever plumbing duties. It wasn’t my favorite. However, despite the nastiness of it all, it turned out pretty well. I learned the basics of taking apart the underbelly of a sink (no idea what all that junk is called) and discovered a new, innovative clog-clearing tool:
This weekend I’ll get to fix my toilet that broke a few days before the sink.
My new dog loves sleeping under blankets. She manages to wriggle under them on her own and I always get a kick out of it.
A few weeks ago, my roommate Allison and I were talking to my dad about speed dating. I was explaining that I don’t want to speed date because I feel that the type of guy I’d want to date wouldn’t go to one of those events. Then he said “What? You mean Travis Tritt wouldn’t speed date??” Allison and I sneered and were left speechless. He continued… “I thought he was that doctor guy you like.” No, that would be Travis Stork. Vast difference. Laughter ensued.
Oh look! It’s already time for our first significant life event announcement! Come November, my brother and his wife will be having their first baby! And I’ll have my first nephew! I can’t wait. I’ve been an aunt to my niece for nearly 11 years now, so I’ve got the girly stuff down. I’m not sure what kinds of things he and I will do though. Maybe once he’s older, I’ll teach him all about plumbing and he can teach me about sports. Perfect trade.