Tuesday, December 28, 2010

26 Excuses NOT to Blog

For some reason, the ever-increasing time gap between my last post and a potential new one has been making me nervous. I have a vague belief that my readers will expect the quality of the post to drastically improve when there is a large gap of empty time before it. As if the new post must take a really, really long time because THAT explains why I haven't been posting in such a long time.

Now, I know most of you read Brian's blog, so combined with the vague-yet-certain-expectation-of-greatness, you may also be disappointed to see another blog about not blogging.

Well, I say: too bad all ye naysayers! I must break the ice somehow! So enjoy this cliche ABC list of things to do instead of blog.

Ask Brian and Tess why they aren't blogging instead.
JennaRose, you are obviously not included because you blog all the time! Marina and Rau, you never blog so I am losing faith.

Bug my mom or dog or something.

[showcasing her love for preschool, as usual]

[not very photogenic]

Culvers: one could spend 3 hours there with some friends from high school.

Drawing suburban homes has become too time-consuming.
And painting them with watercolor, of course.

Eating is more delicious than blogging.

Forgot. Sorry.
"Typical Christie answer." some would say.

Grinches have stolen my computer, I think.

Hungry again.
My mom is a preschool teacher so all the kids still give her presents for Christmas. This means there is lots of chocolate around the house.

Ice has developed outside and I must slide on it.
After all, it will only be winter for like 2, 3, or 4 more months!

June is coming soon--then I'll blog about spring.

Kinnect for Xbox is too fun.

Liking things on Facebook is so much easier.
Just kidding, I don't really go on Facebook that often. What, don't believe me?

This was written after only a few measly comments on my part. So ha!

My back is killing me--perhaps a visit to the chiropractor is in order.
Didn't really help though, I think I should go back.

Narnia! The books and the movies, if you were wondering.
I have plowed through the first five (of seven) and they are so short I can read one in a day or two! However, this is because I spend ridiculous amounts of time on the couch reading.

Ox! I think I just saw one.

 [looks mischievous too]

Pow! That ox just punched me! I can't write for at least a week (he punched me in the hands, of 
Note the brilliant foreshadowing on the last picture's caption.

Queer... I think it must have been a magic ox. Still hurts a week later.

Only magic boxes would show up when I searched Google for a "magic ox."

Rushing it would only produce bad work. I must wait for the ox's magic to sink in before creativity can strike.

Shopping for Christmas is obviously more pressing.

Christmas picture, anyone? I was too lazy to go find my mom's camera and load pictures so I stole one from Facebook :).

Teasing my readers with a short post is not worth it, I should wait to think of a nice meaty one.

Ugly girls blog--pretty girls go shopping! My new motto.
OMGeez! Totes.

Veto. I have all the time in the world.

Well... first I have to read all the others' posts I've missed.
Did it. It took hours.

X-ray! (that and "xylophone" seem to be the only words that start with X)

YOU think of something to blog about!

Zombies have murdered the zoo animals and I must go save them.


  1. soo....in one blog post, you have mentioned that I blog all of the time, and that your new motto is "ugly girls blog..." sooo...I'll just go cry myself to sleep, then....yeah.

    Other than the tears blurring my eyes near the end of your alphabet, I enjoyed your excuses, am curious about a magic ox, and am jealous you get to play with a Kinnect.

  2. Stop being so mean to JennaRose.

    And I didn't realize this was alphabetical until I reached "X-ray." No wonder some of these seemed disjointed!

    Anyway. Glad you're back. I like-a da post.

  3. I was glad to be so prominently displayed in your post!

    I also am curious about the magic ox (I never so it!) and I am wondering when you got to play with a Kinnect???

  4. Hey now....no need to call JennaRose and me UGLY! I think we're both pretty damn cute! :-) (Geez, you were kind of mean to your pretty damn cute dog too!) And what about GUYS that blog? (Brian is pretty damn cute too if you ask me!)

    Brenda: Brian and Christie played Kinnect at Lindsay's house. (It is reallly really fun!)Oh by the way, Brenda, I had pretty much the exact same sweater, haircut and glasses when the kids were little. Nice...very nice!

    Yeah, I didn't catch the alphabatized thing til the very end. I just figured you were drinking some wine while you were blogging.

    I like your label for this blog. :-)

    It is very nice to have you blogging again!

  5. NO! You guys don't understand. These were my EXCUSES for not blogging. Clearly they were all demonic lies spawned from Satan himself! So obviously much of them are false because blogging is awesome and all the attractive people do it.

    p.s. I will make it more clear that it is an alphabetized list, though it did say it in the intro :).

  6. That's better! We ARE all attractive people! :-)

    did you just add the "ABC list" to your intro? I don't think it was there before...

    Wow...I think this was your most controversial blog entry ever! :-)

  7. Very controversial. I'd guess because of the demonic lies.

    Christie-- I knew it was an alphabetized list!! 26 Excuses would be a very strange number for a list.