Monday, February 1, 2010

Blond... and Loving It! ;)

I'm a home schooling mom. Normally, I am outstandingly strict about the schedule. Study time is strictly study time - no visitors, no goofing off, no chores, no facebook etc.!

But, there are rare exceptions and fluctuations with the schedule, like we had this past Wednesday. I had been working a lot (shocking, I know) - and I needed a break. So, quite out of the ordinary, I decided to boss the kids around with nothing but independent assignments, so I could go on facebook for a break! :D

The goal was to advertise this new blog of mine. I thought of the best way to go about this by considering my habits on facebook. I reflected on the fact that when I get on FB I seldom go to what I considered the "absolutely EVERY STUPID THING MENTIONED, - WASTE YOUR LIFE AWAY" feed, also known as the, "Live Feed."

I do appreciate technology and love that I can keep in touch with friends; but don't want to lose hours of my life reading what Joe writes for Suzy. (BTY- I’m also a big believer in not creating addictions of any kind… and spending too much time on anything can create an addiction.)

I want to read the things that were written to me, or to everyone (which includes me :). So I decided to post my blog advertisement in what I assumed to be the "to everybody" feed: also known as the "News Feed." (I know; I know... thus the title!)

I figured, there are a few other people like me who won't see what is in the "Live Feed." Thus the logical conclusion..., my ad must hit the "News Feed" to be seen.

(Honestly, I'm not stupid, just a bit hasty about jumping to conclusions at times, and humble enough to admit it (ha ha! So humble I HAD to point it out!:) Or maybe I'm just crazy enough to admit it! :O

Anyhow..., no matter what I did, everything I posted went onto the "Live Feed" only. I would post in one location, repost in another (yes, again, I am a blond! Augh! I hope you still believe me about the "humble but not stupid" bit. LOL).

My daughter then noticed my dilemma and came to my rescue,

"Mom, maybe it only shows up there on your account. Maybe I could get on my account to see where your post shows up."
Followed by my facebook addict, Dausen, (who is anything but blond) quickly leaping over a stool, flying across the room towards the computer, and eagerly echoing a helping hand with...

"Good idea! I'll check it out on my account, too!"
Mindy and I immediately turned to look at each other, and then simultaneously burst into laughter.

Ahh... to laugh! :)

This reminded me of an instance with Levi recently. He and I played chess together (He is 11, and played once when he was nearly 8, but just started playing again a couple of weeks ago).

Afterwards he emphasized to me how much he loves to play with me. When I asked him why, he proceeded to give a wonderful list of great qualities about me. He said things that really boosted my ego... that I am so much fun to play with, funny, cute, cheerful etc. :)

And then he got this look in his eye and added, "and, because you are such a 'good sport.'" This of course was followed by a look of, "Oh crabapples! Please don't let mom catch on to the fact that she is delightfully easy to win."

Wow! There it was... the icing on the smooth and glossy cake... the reminder that it is great fun to play games which require one to think - with a blond.

Now I know why God created blonds... so others could snow them, or win games with them when the odds would suggest a loss to be more probable in more common situations... thus multiplying the number and frequency of laughable scenarios.


God has such a sense of humor! :)

Ahh, to be in the company of a blond! :D

PS. My "blond" head has been enlightened. For all you other blonds out there, who also live life blissfully unaware of the difference between "live feed" and "news feed," here is the moment of truth you have been waiting for...

I "googled" it, and discovered that FB has certain criteria which determine the "importance" of each comment made. FB then places the "important" comments on the "News Feed."


Oh well. Such is the reasoning and life of a blond!
PS. To all you blonde's out there... Love ya! ;)
PPS. For those of you who do not know me. I really am decently smart (despite the blond moments). I'm just sure of it! After all, my 11 year old tells me so!

PPPS. One of my talents is laughing at myself. (Why, I practically live to laugh at myself! Mua.. ha..ha..ha..ha!) Of course, I do have an advantage over the average person; I’ve had lots of practice!


  1. Hi, Corine! I keep seeing your name pop up on everyone's blog, so thought I'd visit! ;) Glad I did. I'm a blonde, too, and is tough. I think we were invented for comic relief, in all seriousness. I'm not on FB often enough, apparently, to get the difference between the news and live feed, so thanks for explaining it--and how dare the Great FB Computer attempt to isolate what's significant and what's not?! I hope your blog got posted.

    FYI, I upload mine automatically on the "Notes" page, which has the benefit of giving it some publicity and people comment and know it's out there. The downside, though, is that they don't actually slip over to the blog and visit...I'm trying to decide how to get around that. My blonde brain is working. Diligently.


  2. Hi Lori.  I can’t tell you how delighted I was to see you on my blogs this morning! And THANK YOU so much for commenting! Fellow bloggers always understand the desire we all have to receive comments, don’t we? ;)

    As far as life being tough… oh yeah! But not because I’m blond! There was a time when I loathed those moments and grimaced intently with horror and trauma at the thought of them! That was mostly when I was a kid. But now, I actually love the sense of humor and laughter that it affords me; honestly, I love to laugh at myself. I love it so much I’ve already decided to write a sequel to this one, just to laugh at myself some more! 

    As far as FB goes, my blog never ended up on the news feed; however, in effort to post it, I managed to permanently create an ad of some kind giving a short blurp of the beginning of each post – every time I post – which shows up on my Profile page. It was an accident. LOL (another “blond” moment). Too bad that accident didn’t include a link to the entire post; and too bad it doesn’t show up on the News Feed. Oh well! Perhaps I will experiment and see if I can do it again… with a link to the blog site! My blonde brain NEEDS to get working… diligently! 

    Thanks for coming by! Corine

  3. LOL - See those boxes? I wrote this in word - so the cute little smiley faces turned to boxes when I pasted my comment here. :O Oops!Oh well! Just another "blond moment" to add to the collection!

  4. Hi. My name is Natalie...And I am a blonde.

    My dad calls me a "bubble head."
    Really though, I have far more blonde moments than I care to admit.
    When I saw you posted about this on FB, I laughed because I had the darnedest time figuring the whole "feed" thing out to. We will just stick together us blondies!

  5. Natalie - Hi, "blonde!" Glad to see you here again! :) I've been busy selling boats at the Spokane Boat Show, so finally got on the computer (in the 5 minutes I have to be home before going to sleep) and noticed your comment. Thanks! It's nice to know I'm not the only one!!! :D Let's definitely stick together!!! :D See you again soon.

  6. Hey Corine,
    I Love your blog. I am glad you are a blond it makes life with you more interesting and fascinating. Love ya

  7. Hey Jo! :) Glad to see you finally decided to read my blogs! :D I'm especially gald your glad I'm blond. :) Love ya, too! ;)


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