January 10 07

…and just come out of the closet already…

the lovely Sheryl of Paper Napkin is taking a lovely blog hiatus…but that doesn’t mean that all of you get to be lazy and lax. oh, no…she might be off drinking pina colodas and getting caught in the rain, but you have no excuses.

It’s National Delurking Week. y’all have an ENTIRE week for this. (well, not quite a week…since this was supposed to start on Monday…i’m a little behind…) so come on out and tell me something. anything. and since no one really cares what i had (or what you had) for lunch, i challenge you to this. Maggie put it at #1…so it’s always a good place to start.

All of us should just learn to tolerate stupid people. But what if we didn’t have to? If you ruled the world, things would be better, at least in a few small ways.

what would you do to help get rid of stupid people?

if i wasn’t dying of pain, i’d probably have something more witty to say. yesterday, i went to the gym for my one hour consult with a trainer to set me up with a program. to show me how to use the machines. and help me decide what weights and settings are best for me. which was great.

only problem? she didn’t know what she was doing. it was her FIRST day. basically, i was showing her how to move the seats and change the weights. she kept setting the weights too high…not realizing that those extra five pounders that you can add on were, in fact, alreadyΓƒβ€šΓ‚Β on…so, if she thought it was 30 pounds, it was really 45. she killed me.

can’t. move. my. arms.

which makes typing rather hard. and climbing the three flights of steps this morning? forget about it.

so, while you’re thinking about how to make the world a less STUPID place (can we stop people from putting the stress on the first syllable in the word buffet? it’s pronounced bu-FEY, nut BU-fey) and delurking, i’ll be over here…cursing out my trainer….

  1. Do I “delurk” even though you know I read? “BU-fey” – seriously? People say it that way?

    Comment by Jodi on January 10, 2007
  2. re: buffet… everything was fine until Friends told us Phoebe’s last name… we’ve all been in pronunciation hell ever since

    re: delurking… hi, my name is Jeff, and I read your blog (but you already knew that, so I need to think of something else… hmmm…) and I also have three tattoos (there that’s better… or not…)

    Comment by Jeff on January 10, 2007
  3. Hi! I love this week. I love reading your blog. And I um… I love ice cream. Happy Delurking week!

    Comment by Karen on January 10, 2007
  4. I sure hope you get another free session with a better trainer!

    I dont have to delurk here, right? I think you know me…..

    Comment by obabe on January 10, 2007
  5. i was going to comment on the post just before this but thought it would be better to delurk here, no? πŸ˜‰ first of all, i lurk. second, i have *no* freaking clue how i got here in the first place, but i keep coming back. and last (and what i was going to say in response to the other post), i am not even telling you how many blogs i am subscribed to in Bloglines… LOL!

    Comment by Dawn on January 10, 2007
  6. Since it’s delurking week … Hi! I read your blog all the time – but never comment. I don’t know why. I found you through Haley. But then the help desk guy (to bug me) deleted all my favourites, and I lost you for awhile. And, then I had to catch up all over again and the comments I wanted to make would have been very old.
    Anyway …
    Great Blog. And Happy De-Lurking week.
    And PS. My son purposely pees on stuff (like our couch and the cat) as well. And finds it pretty hilarious.

    Comment by Laural on January 10, 2007
  7. delurked – well I read more often than I comment…
    * – regular BU-fey visitor. In fact I’m going tonight.

    Comment by Giblet on January 10, 2007
  8. Well, I hardly have to de-lurk…..you know me here……..but, on the stupid people thing, can’t we just brand them, then ignore them? Hopefully if they are branded, people will be less willing to reproduce with them, causing them to become extinct. Too harsh?? Probably…..but…..

    Comment by Iris on January 10, 2007
  9. I think if there are no more stupid people in the world, there would be too many snobby people who are too smart to listen to each other. Stupid you say? Well, that’s how I think anyway. Like Forrest Gump said “stupid is as stupid does”, and I don’t even know what that meant. πŸ˜‰

    Comment by Waya on January 10, 2007
  10. Not technically a lurker, but I don’t comment as much as I read. So maybe that makes me a little bit of a lurker.

    Either way, hello!

    Comment by Toryssa on January 10, 2007
  11. Hi! Not delurking or anything! Just saying Hi! But in an oh-so-brilliant way, right? Hi! I don’t say BU-fey! Hi!

    Comment by Mrs. Chicky on January 10, 2007
  12. I’d like to teach cops to pull speeders over in a parking lot or something OTHER than a busy, 2-lane road as to not cause a traffic jam. πŸ™‚

    I love your blog, Ali. I try to check in every day. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Beth on January 10, 2007
  13. i’m a high school teacher. it’s my job to help rid the world of stupid people. πŸ˜›


    Comment by lara on January 10, 2007
  14. I always comment when I read…PROMISE!! As far as making the world a less stupid place…that one I’m gonna have to think about. I mean..obviously we need to get rid of the stupid people…which is does not include me I am just sure of it. hahahaha

    Comment by Anna on January 10, 2007
  15. Oh no! Ouch!
    So we’re getting rid of the stupid, are we? I think people who callously disregard other people’s safety and happiness should be severely fined. Fine them, I say!

    Comment by Rebecca on January 10, 2007
  16. Ewwww! I hate it when people say BUF-fay. Ewww! Almost as bad as those montrealers, my husband included, who say “garaage” and “safairy” — HATE that!

    Comment by Haley-O on January 10, 2007
  17. Hello! I’ve been reading since you found me.:-)

    Comment by DDM on January 10, 2007
  18. Its not really delurking if you show your still around is it??

    My wisdom for the week:

    Tails Never Fails

    Comment by Sparky Duck on January 10, 2007
  19. I would definitely keep any and all coworkers people who feel the need to focus on the most negative possible aspect of every single thing in life far, FAR away from me. I just can’t deal with listening to the bitching all day, every day. Nothing about your life is THAT bad, so just shut up, please. The world would be much better as a result.

    Comment by Audrey on January 10, 2007
  20. it’s my first visit, so i never had a chance to lurk… that’s a pretty damn fine “my tunes” list you have over there in the sidebar… cheers!

    Comment by minijonb on January 10, 2007
  21. OK, I am totally a lurker but I just never have time to comment. I have been reading your blog for about year and I do miss the weekly TV updates. Hint, hint.
    Have a great day

    Comment by Andrea on January 10, 2007
  22. Half and half. I read way more then I comment here.

    *waves* Hi Ali!

    Comment by s@m on January 10, 2007
  23. I’m here, I read, I like!
    Hmmmm….well, you went to a trainer and are sore, I went to a massage therapist and am sore, I have the world’s most stubborn knot in my back. There, something you didn’t know about me. I’m proud of you by the way! That really sucks that you got a crappy trainer though. The pain that is felt after too difficult of a workout is awful….I used to know that feeling, but well…honest…I don’t work out anymore πŸ™

    Comment by Amanda on January 10, 2007
  24. If this is the first time I stumble across your blog…I don’t have to delurk do I?

    Comment by texas math on January 10, 2007
  25. you know i’ve even heard bu-fet. like little miss muffet. she was probably being a comedian or something ..

    nice blog! i’ll be back πŸ™‚

    Comment by poppycock on January 11, 2007
  26. Ok, I’ve been reading for about a month now and I love your blog! You’re maybe 3-4 years older than me, and I use you to enhance my wisdom~ πŸ™‚

    Anyways, you’re so witty and I love reading- so keep it up, and of course, you can always stop by and visit me sometime and lurk all you want. πŸ™‚ I’ll try to comment more though, now that you know who I am.


    Comment by Tamsen on January 11, 2007
  27. Pssst. I’m here. *sshhhhh* I’m lurking.

    Comment by Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah on January 11, 2007
  28. Hi, delurking. Hope I am not one of those stupid people.

    Comment by Gwen on January 11, 2007
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