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What Do Ya’ll Think?

6 Oct

My 7 blog fans will notice that I’ve moved my blog over to WordPress. I warned ya’ll that I was going to mix it up. And so far, I LOVE IT! It is a lot to learn but that never stopped me from trying something new. On the advice of an amazing woman, Marian Schembari, I decided to switch.

At the same time, I didn’t want to lose any of you so if you’re reading this right now: I Luv U! Thank you for following me wherever I go (without being too creepy).

So what do you think of my new blog? I’d really like to know, yanno! Would you mind taking like 3 seconds and let me know how you feel about my new blog look below? Oh c’mon! Please?

Mixing It Up

10 Sep

For my 8 blog fans, I thought I’d let you know that I’m going to be mixing up this blog a bit. Changing the name only slightly, getting my own URL, and attempting to make some money off this hobby of mine that takes up most of the hours in my day.

That doesn’t mean that I love you any less. No. It means that I’ll be offering more to you than just brain dumpings that sometimes leave you confused or crying in the corner. I’m going to do some product reviews (I know. I know. Like we need to buy more crap.) of stuff you might actually need. I’m going to build out themes on issues that matter: like whether or not Glenn Beck is a victim of mutant alien octopus body snatchers. I’m going to link to a lot of other blogs that will enlighten and delight your senses (I’m sure they’ll come up with an Internet app that you can smell soon.)

Yup, Random Chick is taking her blogging into the 21st Century, even though we’ve been in it for a few years already. I’m a late bloomer, but when I finally do bloom you’ll be there to see it. Wait. That’s not what I meant. I mean I’m going to start using more technology stuff, like videos (of me dancing with myself or my cats), audio (me singing with my cats), and something to do with my new iPhone because it does my laundry now.

Just thought you’d like to know. In case you care, or want to Tweet about it. Unless you might want to tell someone close to you (but not someone who just had onions and garlic for lunch because you probably want to move away from that person as soon as possible).

Anywhooo, stay tuned. Prepare to be amazed! Get ready to be dazzled and wham-boozled! Or something that doesn’t require Advil later.

XOXOXO
RC

P.S. You’re probably wondering why I chose Martinis for the photo that goes with this post. Well, it’s because I like to drink them! Duhhhhh!

Is Blogging Dead?

18 Mar

Since Facebook and Twitter, many folks out there are predicting the end of blogging as we know it. I say, NAY! I say we’ll all be back after we’ve come down from our FarmVille high, or our iHeart binge, or we get sick of Ashton Kutcher’s stupid tweets.

Anywhooooo…I still love Blogging although I have neglected my poor little blog as of late. I think it’s going to run away and join the circus or something. I promise I will feed and love you, blog. I promise!!

First, I have to:

1) Actually do work.
2) Eat sometimes.
3) Take a shower (working from home means this is completely optional).
4) Check Facebook.
5) Listen to my MIL ramble on about her bladder problems (yes, she’s visiting and I’m a good daughter in-law, I always appear to be listening).
6) Go to the bathroom.
7) Make something that resembles dinner (do Goldfish crackers count as a food group?)
8) Check Facebook.
9) Tweet about the headache my MIL will give me.
10) Text The Hubby and find out when he’s coming home to relieve me from the MIL.
11) Play with the kids (the only thing that saves me from loosing my sanity).
12) Greet The Hubby then hand him off to MIL.
13) Give the kids a bath and put them to bed.
14) Check Facebook then update my status.
15) Tweet my Facebook status.
16) Get ready for my business meeting in SF tomorrow.
17) Say goodnight to The Hubby and the MIL.
18) Check Facebook.
19) Wash my face and brush my teeth.
20) Lie awake in bed until 1pm then fall asleep.

When I’m done with all of that, I will blog. I swear!

10 Reasons Why I Love Blogging

27 Aug


1. I get to be creative…and disgusting, irreverent, silly, stupid, bitchy, random, etc.

2. I can say whatever the hell I want about anything and anybody.

3. I learn something new every day, like that there is a World Air Guitar Championship.

4. I’ve met some interesting people who make me glad that I’m on medication.

5. I’ve made some really good friends who will never tell me that I need deodorant or breath mints.

6. I can make up lists like this one when I can’t think of anything to write.

7. I get to keep tabs on which celeb-u-trashites are in rehab, who had plastic surgery, or who sports this month’s baby bump.

8. I am frequently entertained by the random comments people leave on my blog.

9. I am a blogstar in my own mind, and frequently I’ll sign my own autographs.

10. I get to look like I’m constantly working really hard all the time.

Gratitude

28 Jul


I am very thankful to all of you for your incredibly sweet and supportive comments. As you know, I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately. This happens from time to time, and I’ve gotten used to it and so have those who choose to spend their life with me, or hang out with me. What usually occurs is I’m all zany and crazy (my typical operating mode) and all of a sudden, I disappear for a few days then I reappear more insane than ever. That’s me.

Anyhoo, I just wanted to let ya’ll know that I’m still in stealth mode and haven’t been commenting or reading anyone’s blogs. It doesn’t mean that I don’t love you or that I’ve gotten bored with you, it just means that I’ve got my head in the sand right now, and if you’ll be patient with me, I’ll be back with a vengeance.

Isn’t it weird how we’ve all come to know each other, and depend on each other, but we have never really “met?” Blogging is a strange pass time but I am truly addicted for the long term. Whenever I talk about you guys to the Hubby it’s as if I’m talking about people I’ve been friends with forever, and have gone drinking with (you know you’re with good friends if you go drinking…and I don’t mean just drinking, I mean “really drinking”).

So, you intrepid bloggers and those of you who frequent my insane world…thank you so very much, from the bottom of my heart.

I’ll be back (with Arnold-Schwarzenegger-as-The-Terminator-not-as-patsy-idiot-Governator accent).

Blogger Behavior 101

16 Jun


I started blogging about 6 months ago. I mean, really blogging and figuring out how to set up my blog, get connected to other bloggers, and knowing what [a href=”URL”] means. Well, I don’t exactly know what “href” means, but I know what it does.

Anyway…I’ve met some very interesting peeps along the way and have observed some behaviors (sorry Canucks..this is how we spell it in the good ol’ U.S.) only seen amongst the blogger community that I’d like to share with ya’ll:

1) Friendly. More than most people you meet “in person,” bloggers are super friendly. Perhaps this is because the awkwardness of an in person meeting is gone and bloggers are free to say whatever they feel without any barriers. And it’s not like an actual meeting where someone can signal dislike with body language.

2) Open. Bloggers seem more open to diversity and good debate than the general population. Most bloggers willing voice their opinions, but it’s done in a way that is constructive rather than defensive. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are a-hole bloggers out there but I’m talking about the majority of the ones I’ve run into. And BTW, a-hole bloggers don’t get much traffic or interaction on their blogs…it’s a karmic blogosphere too, you know.

3) Inquisitive. You won’t run across a good blogger who doesn’t either ask thought-provoking questions or who won’t Google the crap out of something until he/she finds a satisfactory answer…and when he/she does find the answer he/she will share it with the entire blog community that he/she hangs out in.

4) Sarcastic. Not sure this is a behavior exactly, actually it is a characteristic that drives most bloggers to comment on other blogs. I see it in the majority of bloggers I’ve met so I think it is required to blog.

5) Consistent. You can’t blog if you’re not consistent. The blogosphere demands that all bloggers be consistent. I can definitely count on the bloggers I’ve met.

What behaviors have you noticed that you only find in bloggers? It’s Monday…what the hell else do you have to do than ponder blogger behavior?

BTW, I turned 41 yesterday and I’m DAMN proud of it!! I didn’t get these wrinkles, flab, and cellulite for nothing, you know! Whooo HOOOOO!

AWARD TIME: Random Chick’s Official Seal of Coolness

11 Apr

It just feels like it is time to bestow some coolness on some of my favorite blogging buddies…so I’m gonna give out my “Official Seal of Coolness.” Now, most of you know that I do not give such awards haphazardly. NO. These hard-working bloggers have earned it! They have made me laugh until I’ve peed my pants, enlightened me with deep insights, and given me really awesome things to ponder.


And the winners are:

Robert is a loveable Canadian redneck who makes me laugh at how he describes his Mother and her friend, Lillian, but also has a gift for putting beautiful words together to describe his experiences in life. Keep on writing Robert, you are super cool!!!

Inner Voices who finally won me over from his non-stop “singing” of Tainted Love (even though I hate the damn song), and who always seems to find the insanity of life funny–even when he has to run all over town trying to get his wacker fixed 😉

Meleah is my kinda gal. I could tell immediately from her tagline on her blog, “Vodka is great, but this isn’t half bad.” She’s a great writer who I know will be famous one day for selling her memoirs and having a hottie like Jennifer Lopez play her in the movie version.

Suzanne is my newest blog buddy and found me through Inner Voices’ blog…she’s full of live and is a brilliant artist. She loves animals, gardening, and has a genuine heart of gold. I’m looking forward to getting to know her better.

Mr. Shife is a dumb white guy…but is he really? He has definitely made me pee my pants a few times. That’s why I now have a huge supply of bargain panties I got at Walmart ready when I read his blog. He’s also famous too! His blog was featured on NPR…now, that’s not so dumb.

Arv is a wonderful soul who writes about his life, dreams, hopes, and who always has an essence of zen in his writings. He is funny and honest and I love reading his beautiful words.

You guys are all super cool!

By the way, if you want to create your own “offical seal” of whatever, you’ve got to check out this web site!!!

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