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17 December 2009 @ 08:17 am
Morning, Livejournal.  
Where to begin?    How about this?  My husband has started bringing me coffee in bed.  It's decadent and makes me feel very spoiled. :D

Next up:  a cute kid story. Last night we braved the mall (*shudder*) to get my dad a Christmas present. (Incidentally, Dad will be here Monday or Tuesday, and is staying the week! I'm excited!) While we were there, the boys asked if they could visit Santa and quite frankly, I was surprised that they wanted to - that no one had ruined their innocence of the magic of it all, as old as they are. But you know, I still get presents under the tree from Santa at my mother's house, so... *shrug*

Anyway, the boys asked for ridiculous things like a television and a dirtbike (!?! Please. Not even. If Father Christmas brings that, he's going to be on MY naughty list). I heard most of what they said, but Santa murmured some stuff and ruffled Aaron's hair and when he got up, my little one's eyes were as wide as saucers. AJ looks at me and pulls me over, kind of in a panic, and says, "He knew my room wasn't clean!"

He's Santa, yo. He knows all.

Speaking of Big Brother Who Knows More Than He Should, I'm not sure at all how I feel about the whole LJ Stats feature. I like a certain amount of anonymity, but I really don't want to do the whole ghost/invisible thing. And if everyone else does, it will lose its point, right? So far, I don't like it. It will just cause drama where it's unwanted, in my opinion, and there's a whole lot of people I don't know reading my journal, apparently, Most of whom are invisible. And there's no point in friends-locking. I mean, what are the lurkers going to do with the recipes I post? They're for food, not bombs. *frown*   Maybe If I understood the feature better, I wouldn't automatically despise it. I've never been good at reading charts. Graphs. Whatever.

Last but definitely not least, I'm reading How The Grinch Stole Christmas for DEAR day (Drop Everything And Read) at the boys' school today. Of all the acting I've done in my life, doing oral interp for first graders is right up there with my favorites. Top five, anyway. They sit there with rapt attention and listen intently. I do so love a good audience!
I am:: bed
I feel:: awakeawake
I hear:: Abs and Kate snoring
seegrimseegrim on December 17th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
I mean, what are the lurkers going to do with the recipes I post? They're for food, not bombs.

Well, you never know... :D

I just looked at the lj stats for the first time because of Jess' post. I'd forgotten about it, and it was very interesting seeing who'd been to my journal. Although, I sometimes go off on a tangent and start LJ jumping, so I suppose it's the same kind of thing...

I do find it a bit creepy though. I just don't wanna know.

p.s. I'm trying to stay awake for a meeting at Becca's school in 40 minutes. Wish me luck!

p.p.s. I'm so excited your father's coming for Christmas!
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on December 17th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
Brendan: Chuck - Nerd Herd Logobrendanm720 on December 17th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
I like a certain amount of anonymity, but I really don't want to do the whole ghost/invisible thing.

Yes, well...

Nobody is REALLY anonymous. Anytime you visit any web page (livejournal counts) you leave an entry in the log. Now, we as users don't have access to the logs, so it doesn't do us a whole lot of good. (or bad, depending on your POV.)

Honestly, that thing is the crappiest stats package I've ever seen. I wouldn't worry about it too much if I were you.

Edited at 2009-12-17 02:56 pm (UTC)
Carrie Leigh: the queen is not amusedcarrie_leigh on December 17th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
Is it crappy? Is that why it's so hard to understand? Because I'm really very unimpressed with the whole thing. I think it'll just stir up trouble for the more drama-prone on LJ, and the rest of us will have to READ about it. Or skip it, as the case may be.
Not a lady at all: comic: cookie monstercosmo_jenny on December 17th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
LOL "He knew my room wasn't clean" Yeah, buddy, 9 times out of ten, Santa will be right about that.

I decided to ignore the Stats thing. What does it do for me?
I know quite well who reads my entries and who doesn't. I don't care who reads my profile. And I know whose LJ I visited. So blah.
O Demanding One: *Winter: Winterglowheyurs on December 17th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)

Ohmygoodness, he's the cutest kid! -->"He knew my room wasn't clean!" He tickles me so much.   *squeezes him*

Well, you actually cleared it up a bit for me...the LJ stats thingy...I now know I am iffy about it.

Much love for Nolan. :)

I always LOVED reading to the chicklets. There was one little girl thing just had to be in my lap when I read. I liked her lots because she kept Trei's little funky butt in line. *g*

Elle Blessingwayelle_blessing on December 17th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
*giggles* ... He knows when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake, he knows when you've been good or bad, so be good for goodness sake *hums* (... is it just me, or does that song seem a lot more creepy now that I'm older??)

It will just cause drama where it's unwanted, in my opinion

Yes, that. I would go public, but ... meh, I don't want to deal with the possible (and likely) drama that could erupt. Things are fine as they are with people not knowing and living in blissful ignorance.
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Draco/Bradleyjandjsalmon on December 17th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
YAY for Santa knowing all!

And about the stats thing... I love it but I'm 100% cool with you not being cool with it. I like to see how many people actually click on my posts rather than just read from their flists - that's what the grey/red/blue things is because then I know people are reading what I have under a cut.

And as for the guests - that's just for the LOLz. I don't mind if the people I journal jump to (say icon makers or fic writers) see me there especially since 90% of the time they invited me through a community to and since I never go to people I've chosen to forget about's journals - more power to them if they want to come to mine. All they'll see is three unlocked posts (one extolling my virtue as a graphic maker - one a listing of my old layouts - and my Friends Only page) - so yeah - GO WILD people! I suppose it could cause drama - if one cared enough about it as some people would - but I'm kinda shruggy about it. If you don't want to cause drama why are you lurking at my journal, you know?

ANYWAY - I hope you had fun reading at the school. DEFINITELY not my favourite thing to do - and with a wonky and sick voice that I have right now I'm certain the kids would laugh AT me rather than with me this week. ;)
dragonsangel68: Xmas - Dear santa draco letterdragonsangel68 on December 18th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
Coffee in bed? Just so you know, I'm incredibly jealous ;P

a television and a dirtbike

Those two items have been on my son's Christmas list since he was your boys' ages and he's now sixteen. He scored a small tv last Christmas (and this year actually asked for a bigger one *rolls eyes*), but the dirt bike remains unsatisfied ;)

Alluring_Twilight: Merlin Team Camelotalluringt_light on December 18th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
Awh, thats so cute *g*

And as for the LJ stats thing, I have no idea how it works x]
(Anonymous) on December 18th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
When are the winners going to be announced for the D/G time turner challenge? When will they be posted to read? I thought the announcement said 1 week after fics were due. Just wondering, thanks.
Carrie Leigh: Booth/Colliercarrie_leigh on December 18th, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
One of my judges is a doctor, one is a professor, one had finals, and one is a very busy mom, and I picked a cuh-razy time of year to have them read stories to judge!

We're almost finished. I should be able to begin posting this weekend sometime. Thanks for being excited. (I hope.)