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Saturday, January 19, 2013

891. New Year's Resolution Time

This year, I procrastinated on doing New Year’s Resolutions.  If you are getting all technical and looking at the calendar and everything, then I guess they are more like New Third Week of January Resolutions.  But that’s okay!  "No Procrastinating" was not the resolution I chose this time.  

Here is my exciting resolution: 
(Drumroll, please)

I am going to reply to EVERY comment I receive.  Yep.  That’s it.  No losing 10 pounds, no giving up cinnamon gummy hearts, no apologizing for swearing at Siri when she has me turn the wrong way down a one-way street.  Those kinds of resolutions are for amateurs! 
I might have to change my blog name to “The Commentessa.”  Hmmm.  Has a nice Italian-ish sound to it, with a bit of royalty thrown in.  Commentessa.    

Now, don’t get me wrong because in the past I ALWAYS no matter what have read every comment.  Some I even print out and tape to my bathroom mirror (the ones that say, “MOV, you are funnier than a six hour Seinfeld marathon!”  Okay, no one ever wrote that, but feel free to write it now).  But I just do not always have as much time as I would like to respond to all the comments in a witty and timely manner.  Because there are real life things to deal with, like returning kayaks to REI and doing laundry and taking my turn to remember to pick up my own kids for carpool.   
But all that changes today.  Commentessa has spoken.    

So, if you have left me a comment on anything I have written since January 1, go back and look because I have commented back to you.  (Please do not feel like you have to comment back to my comment commenting on your comment—that is sort of like thanking someone for a thank you card.) 
You’re welcome.  And thank you for reading my blog.  I love my readers! 

MOV  

46 comments:

  1. You are funnier than a 10 hour Seinfeld marathon! Did I exceed your expectations? I try to answer all comments too but sometimes life gets so busy. It's a lofty goal you set!

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    1. wow, thank you, Stacie! And I am all about goals. And cinnamon gummy hearts.

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  2. I rarely found Seinfeld all that funny. You are way funnier than that show ever was.

    I try to comment on all comments but that hasn't always been the case. I have trouble commenting, forget commenting on comments but its getting easier. I wish you luck with it.

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    1. Thanks! I need all the luck I can get.

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  3. I agree with the monkey. You're funnier than Seinfeld. That show always got on my nerves, and you NEVER get on my nerves. Way to aim big on your resolution! Good luck!

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    1. That is a very strange first line, Stephanie: "I agree with the monkey." I want to say that in my every day life, especially if I am no where near the zoo.

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  4. Oooh Commentessa that is a fun goal! Now I will go check other posts...to make sure none of them are begging me to stop commenting!

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    1. I like it when you say Commentessa. Sort of rolls right off the tongue.

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  5. It's a bit commentessaish but at least the gummy bears are still available. Good on 'ya.

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  6. I feel guilty about making this comment now...

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    1. And I feel guilty for reading it.

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  7. I love the new name! Best line "Those kinds of resolutions are for amateurs". You always make me smile when I visit so thanks for THAT!

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  8. Now I have a NEW New Year's resolution... go back and read every response MOV makes to my comments.

    Actually, I did go back and read your response to my comment on the Martha Stewart post, and I noticed that, in a fit of delirium doubtlessly caused by your busy schedule, you said my comment was funnier than your post. Clearly, in your haste, you omitted a key phrase like "almost as" or "in a parallel universe." Nonetheless, I am taking a leaf out of your book and taping it to my mirror.

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    1. Note: try not to use duct tape. Not that I have done that. Okay, just that once.

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  9. Ha. Now I'm going to be commenting all the time just to drive you batty.

    I'm a bit of an instigator. I blame religious ed.

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    1. Who is Ed and why is he so religious?

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  10. So. What did you have for breakfast?

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    1. I am going to lie here and say homemade lemon ricotta pancakes that my Inner Martha made me make from scratch.

      The truth is, a bagel and coffee. And a few cinnamon gummy hearts. (I don't think those count though. It is more like they are a decoration for Valentine's, a very delicious decoration that just happens to be edible.)

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    1. I will send you some socks. Or slippers. Or both.

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    1. Who doesn't? Wait-- is this SPAM???

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  13. Marsupials of Vancouver! A great resolution, especially for a blogger!

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    1. Marsupials Of Vancouver! I love that.

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  14. I never equated you to Seinfeld but you are funny for sure. More of a modern day Lucille Ball melded into Ellen Degenerous. Not that I am nearly old enough to remember Lucy **cough cough** but I hear she was funny.

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    1. WOW, what nice compliments!!! Thank you, Cheryl. I always adored watching Carol Burnett on our portable black and white TV. Uh, I mean, we would watch her on tape. Wait, uh, DVD on the flat screen when we were feeling nostalgic. That's what I meant to say.

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  15. Wow.. You are going to be busy.. It takes most of my morning to read and into my afternoon to comment.. But.. I get it done.. Eventually.. And so will you! :D And any time you throw Italian in it's always a good thing.. ;)

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    1. I would LOVE to thow an Italian in, especially if his name is Marco or Giovanni!

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  16. Super great resolution! And in running back to read your response to my last comment (and yeah, I know what you mean), I clicked on post 429. And then made my son read it. And my husband. And my neighbor.

    I am still giggling.

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    1. Thanks, Mary! That flight attendant post is one of my all-time favorites. And it is a true story. Which makes it even funnier (and perhaps a little bit pathetic).

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  17. Good for you! That is an honorable resolution; I'm terrible at commenting back to a comment, so you indeed do rock!

    betty

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    1. Thanks, Betty! I need all the encouragement I can get.

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  18. I'm going to just comment "LOL" to see what you reply, because although I appreciate anyone who takes the time to leave a comment of any kind, I've never been able to come up with a good response to that, and forcing you to respond to it is like getting your advice. For free! Are you sure you aren't charging for these replies?

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    1. I am TOTALLY charging! How do you think I can pay off the bill for those cleaning supplies from REI??

      (That will be $20, Robyn. Thank you.)

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    1. ;)

      That is really the only response I can come up with.

      (Now you owe me $40)

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  20. You are a ray of sunshine, MOV! Thanks for commenting! My blog has been a little lonely for a while now (maybe because I've been out of state) but you can feel free to rummage through my whole blog if you want. You'd give the dang spammer some competition...:o)

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    1. Thanks, Heidi! I like being compared to sunshine! It is so, uh, sunny! And I think your blog is fantastic. Thanks for the reminder to go over there, will do.

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  21. This is something that I have tried to do in the past, and it is hard! Especially when there are other blogs to read and posts to write.

    Sigh. I will try as well.

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    1. It is easier said than done, eh YB?

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When you write a comment, it makes me feel like I won the lottery or at the very least like I ate an ice-cream sundae. (This has nothing to do with the fact that I did just eat an ice-cream sundae.)