June 23, 2009 at 10:02 am 10 comments

I have a love/hate relationship with season finales. I love them because they are generally pretty excellent shows. The writers always provide a lot of drama and excitement and some sort of change. But I hate them because they always leave me with questions. I thought I was going to die the year Friends announced Rachel was pregnant and didn’t tell us who the dad was.

With that being said, I realize I owe you all an apology. And a few answers. I’ve received a bunch of emails and facebook messages lately and I thought I’d address your questions. I’m sorry for leaving you hanging.

Where did your links go?
I’ve gotten this question multiple times, specifically regarding my recipe blog. The links disappeared a few weeks ago and instead of figuring out why, I just decided to wait until the new design was released and figure it out then. So as of yesterday, the links are back. But this time, my Blogroll is more comprehensive and includes many more links. Look at the top with all the tabs. See it? When you have some time to kill, look around.

And stay tuned to those tabs. I have a few more coming in the next week or so.

Why don’t you Twitter?
Because I think it’s dumb. I’m allowed to think that Twitter is dumb without thinking you are dumb, okay?! Here are my reasons for abstaining from Twitter mania:

  1. I’m not that interesting. It’s true. 100% of the interesting things that happen in my life are blogged. If I “tweet” them, what will I blog about?
  2. I don’t want another thing taking up my time and attention.
  3. I don’t care. I don’t want to read other people’s tweets, so why would they want to read mine?

If I’m famous one day and someone wants to pay my to join Twitter, I’ll do it. Or if you want to pay me, I’ll do it. You can sponsor me. “This Tweet was brought to you by _______.” I charge $20 per tweet – you can’t afford me. Anyways, no, I’m not joining Twitter. I know all the cool kids are doing it but I’m not a cool kid.

Is Rookie’s hair growing back?
I’m so thankful that you’re concerned! I thought it was just me. Yes, her fur is growing back and she is returning to her normal color. We have decided never to shave her again. It didn’t help the shedding problem. Rookie’s undercoat is the part that sheds, but her overcoat is the part that was shaved. So we were just left with an ugly, shedding dog. Lesson learned.

How was your friend date?
I know some of you are under the assumption that my friend date didn’t go well since I haven’t written about it. Or you think that I can’t say much since she reads this. You’re wrong. Our friend date went splendidly. We met for brunch and talked for 4 hours. I’d probably say it was better than 99% of real first dates I have ever been on. (Obviously my first official date with Stephen was better… we kissed for 30 minutes in the Zen parking lot. It was very Zen.) Tonight is date number 2. We’re bringing the husbands along!

I think I’ve tied up all of the loose ends. If there is something else, I apologize. You can reprimand me in the comments and I’ll spend countless hours trying to make it up to you.

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  • 1. Matt  |  June 23, 2009 at 11:07 am

    But see, you could read MY tweets! Seriously, it’s a great place to get news headlines and the such.

  • 2. Jimbo  |  June 23, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Two things:

    1) Thank you for the following quotation about Twitter, ” I’m allowed to think that Twitter is dumb without thinking you are dumb, okay?!” This is what I’m going to say from now on to anyone who looks at me like I just shot his/her dog when I tell him/her that I think Twitter is dumb.

    2) You kissed for 30 minutes on your first date?! How is this something I hadn’t already heard? THIRTY MINUTES? FIRST DATE? If you know that I have been kicked out of an Indian buffet for eating too much then I feel like I should have known this about the Hursts…

    You have managed to leave me flabbergasted two days in a row with your blog! 🙂

  • 3. Chelsea Hurst  |  June 23, 2009 at 11:59 am

    First OFFICIAL date. We’d hung out before then. But yeah. And it wasn’t 30 continual minutes. I didn’t really think it was something to share… it’s not really the way things should have happened! But they did. And we’re married. 🙂

  • 4. Marissa  |  June 23, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Blog rolls are such great ways to find blogs! 🙂

  • 5. Ginger  |  June 23, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Heh, twitter. I have one, and I don’t use it except to follow other people. The reason I don’t use it is because I am only on the internet when I am at home, and it’s hard to make a restrospectively witty comment; it’s better if you make it “in the moment.” So, if I had a fancy internet phone, I would tweet all day about stupid stuff no one cares about.

  • 6. Jill  |  June 23, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Good luck on your 2nd friend date tonight! 🙂 I got on twitter and you’re right. It is like one of those exhausting people you wish you’d never be-friended!

  • 7. kelly  |  June 23, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    i just read your blog roll. i’m glad you read big mama now too! apparently her girls weekend to tulsa is actually a trip to pdub’s ranch. if pdub ever invites you, you better take me with you!

  • 8. Lauren From Texas  |  June 23, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Great first friend date! Michael was like, “I GUESS it went well, you were there for 4 hours!!” Plus I did it with sweat streaming down my face. I must really like you.

    YOU KISSED FOR THIRTY MINUTES ON YOUR FIRST DATE???!!! I don’t know whether to scold you or high-five you.

    Excited about tonight!!!!

  • 9. Kristin  |  June 23, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    I need a friend date. My girls are scattered all over the country. Ahhhhhhh, 30 minute kisses. The hubs and I used to have those marathon makeouts. Sigh.

  • 10. shanna  |  July 3, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    hey for rookies hair, buy the furminator! it brushes the under coat-the really thick stuff that is always shedding. it will do wonders for her and yall! i use it on all my dogs and i end up with piles of extra hair. it is truely a lifesaver! they have it at pet co and pets mart. its a bit expensive but totally worth it not to have to sweep and vacuum so often and it brightens up their coat. they dont get over heated either!

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