January 16, 2011

Zombie Sunday 1/16

Happy Zombie Sunday, bloggyland! I hope everyone had a great second week of 2011 and you are laid back and takin' it easy today. 

 After all, not only is it Zombie Sunday, it is also National Nothing Day!

According to several online sources, "National Nothing Day, always held on January 16th,  is an 'un-event'. The expectation is that we do not create or otherwise promote this day. In other words, we do nothing. And, to say anything more would contradict the purpose of this day." Source

What are these guys doing, describing a made-up day or re-drafting the constitution?! Heavy words for a day that directly follows "Hat Day". I guess it could be worse, you could be born on "National Peach Ice Cream" day like I am. :( Oh, and our anniversary is on "National Dance Like a Chicken Day". What does that even mean?!

What day were you born on? Have a look at the full list of National Days.
Well, I can finally start a countdown to the end of the regular season. Only 15 more games! The hubs' team is expected to make playoffs, so we are hoping to be here well into April. But officially there are only 15 more games on the schedule. And its not like its been terrible or anything this year, it is always just fun to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Even if that light only leads to more games. But hey, in my opinion, playoffs don't count. They are nothing like the monotonous regular season. And no matter how much fun we have had this season - can't tell you how nice it is to be around drama-free people! - I am always excited about the thought of packing up and spending the spring and summer at home in Texas. Can't wait to see friends and family, can't wait to be sun bathing, tropical drink in hand, by the pool, and can't wait for some authentic TexMex! 

Ohhhh yeah!

While I am sticking with the 'random' theme today, I have noticed something in bloggyland that has been peeving me the last few weeks. Granted, I am still somewhat of a newbie in this funny little world.

I am a fan of these organized "Blog Hops" put on by various sites (FTLOB always has a good one that I like to take part in). They give exposure to your posts, as well as provide you with a chance to jump around from various blog to various blog that you might not have stumbled upon by yourself. I am always game to read and follow new and interesting writers.

But the last couple of 'hops' that I have participated in have lead me to useless blogs only advertising more 'hops'. They lack any real written content, and instead are jam packed with 'hop' buttons that would just lead me to other sites to hop around. 

Uggg, why would I want to hop somewhere else when I purposely choose your site to visit?! I scroll down your blog and it has nothing but 'hop' buttons, links and your occasional signature at the bottom of these half-assed posts. Annoying! My time might be somewhat cherished, but my limited internet usage is really, really precious to me. So do me a favor, and don't even link up. No one out these cares that you are on every blog hop imaginable and have forgotten that a blog is about sharing writing and pictures. Thanks for wasting my time. 

And DON'T EVEN get me started on all this "Follow Me and I'll Follow You" Nonsense. Don't get me wrong, I love my followers and I love comments. But follow me if you find my blog interesting not because you think I will follow back. Make your own decisions about who you like and don't like.

After all, I am a busy lady. What do they think it is, "Do-Nothing Day"?!?! Oh......

And on that ranting note, I am in on the FTLOB Sunday Blog Hop. They tend to have great blogs to stumble to and I really love the site. If you haven't checked it out, I suggest you take a moment to have a look around. 

I am pumped for my post tomorrow. I have pictures and stories to tell from our Friday night adventure. I won't give too much away, but the evening included Fire Breathing, people in fake beards, a feast of immeasurable proportions, and costumes.
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  1. found you on ftlob. Love your site I have read a few of your post. I have to agree with the blogs adervtising more hops it drives me nuts. I want content and fun. We just moved to Germany so that has been the focus lately for family back home. Enjoy doing nothing today =)

  2. Hi Ms. Sarah! that is pretty cool that you just moved to Germany. Looking forward to having a peek at your blog. I hope you are liking Deutschland so far, and thanks for the comment! :)

  3. Um my day is "International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day" and I have absolutely NO idea what to do with that! LOL

    I'm excited to have found your blog today and to follow your adventure!

    And for the record: Insincere commenting is a pet peeve of mine, too. Well played, well played indeed!

    Happy Sunday! XO

  4. Oh how I love the do "Nothing day" I actually woke up this morning and really don't feel like doing much..so this post made me feel about that..thank you for posting.

    Sherry ;-)


  5. Dear sweet Jeebus...Another fan of National Days!

    Can we be real friends?

  6. @Galit Breen - wow, your 'day' is pretty bad too! haha, who even comes up with these things. Thanks for the compliment and for stopping by :)

    @Splendiforous - I am glad I could help justify your zombie Sunday, do nothing day :) Thanks for having a look at my blog, really like yours too!

    @Mollie - I no joke look forward to your comments ever post, haha. Let's do it, let's be real friends. Maybe we can meet up on the "International Tuba Day". Its apparently a world wide fest, and since we are abroad and all.... :)

  7. Fire breathing with a beard sounds challenging. I'm hooked.

  8. Also, I can't believe you left out that it's Hot and Spicy Food International Day. I thought you were a Texan!

  9. @ Jimmie - aw man, you are so right, I should have included hot and spicy day in the post. Please don't tell anyone else in Texas about my slip up, thanks! haha.

  10. Oh, don't even get my started on those, "follow me" folks. I have blog hopped and found some really painful posts people have written. Some of the comments were "great post, wanna follow me?" WTH? I won't hop back to a blog that is too lazy to even read and leave a comment that is worthwhile. I don't expect someone to leave a whole "War and Peace" length missive, but come on people! (Rant over)

    I have discovered, thanks to your blog, that my birthday is Eskimo Pie Patent Day. Who knew? I learn something new everyday.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

  11. Just stumbled across your blog while hopping attracted by the title (I suppose I'm a 'Briterman'or maybe a 'Germish'). Originally from Germany and visit frquently. Anyway I thoroughly enjoyed browsing about your fab blog and loved your posts so i am now your newest follower.
    Please do drop by and maybe follow my blog if you fancy a laugh. You would be more than welcome.
    Warm wishes from a grey UK.
    Carol from www.facing50withhumour.blogspot.com - the blog that gives you laughter lines (and rubbish tag lines)

  12. @onemixedbag - No joke, those comments always floor me. Like really?!? And that is too funny your bday is on Eskimo Pie Patent Day. No, don't just celebrate the Eskimo Pie, but its patent. haha

    @Facing50 - Thanks so much for stopping by! I just had a look at your blog, and it is too funny and cute (and so are your pictures!). Thanks for sharing your link. And I really think you should go for Briterman, haha

  13. i'm so happy i stumbled into this world of blogging yesterday.. it's nice to know there's other HW's out there going through the same things! oh, how i remember those 'zombie sundays' in germany all too well! we used to spend them at the airport (the only thing open) plunking our euros into massage chairs, starbucks in hand, watching the planes take off. glad to hear it's national do nothing day, as it's 4:30pm and i find myself still in my pajamas..lol..so thank you! now i at least have an excuse ;) the count down to home time is on for this cheeka as well.. only 17 left here! not counting playoffs either, why bother really.. at that point it's just a matter of partying, packing, and planning the post season vacation right?! great blog girl.. i look fwd to following your adventures :D

  14. I was born on "Take it in the ear" day...haha, I'm not even sure I know what that means.

  15. Ummm, Hockey Girlfriend, I could take a guess at what that means, but maybe not PC for all the bloggyland peeps out there! Haha, Too funny!

  16. There are two meanings I can think of, but I am not sure, but I love the list. I think my man's is something like take your pants for a walk day, that made me laugh haha.

  17. I laughed a bit at the blog hop part. I agree; I need something to read/think about/respond to, not just more links and buttons. Enjoyed reading!

  18. Love reading your blog...I've moved to Germany as well and am originally from Texas (although I spent the last four years in Florida). Hope you're liking Germany! Looking forward to reading more.

  19. Hi TexaGermaNadian, I'm your newest oldest follower. Just dropping by to leave you a useless comment because I didn't read your blog post and I just want some shameless publicity for my own blog.

    Totally kidding, I did read your blog, how can I not? You give me my daily belly laugh :) YIPPIE 15 more games over here, what are the chances our men meet during playoffs? Now that would be a kicker.

  20. 15 games ... no fair! European trade deadline is quickly approaching and with every passing day, it becomes more and more real that we are ... stuck here ... for the remainder of the season. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! And I think I have 40 games left. Something like that. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Again.

  21. Happy Zombie Sunday to you!

    Great post - as a newcomer to blogland i've found the same thing.

    I'm glad you stumbled upon my blog, it means i got to stumble back over to yours!

    Oh and, my birthday is Presidential Joke Day! We don't have a President over here, but óur Prime Minister is a bit of a joke :P

    Have a lovely day! ♥

  22. YAY!! I couldn't agree with u more. Like wth...as if we have time to just hop & hop & hop, LOL!!
    Thanks for you sweet comment on my blog today! Totally made me smile:) I think you seem wicked cool & am excited to read more of your blog!!xo

  23. I'm still new with all the FTLOB stuff and I'm very slow. LOL I'm sure one day I'd learn all the ropes about how to promote other bloggers and all that jazz (referring to all the html codes, making buttons and creating links). It's fun to discover other bloggers. I really enjoy reading their pages.


  24. @ Jessica - glad I am finding people to agree with me on this issue ;)
    @KY - haha, wow that post was too true. Who are these people?! You are a funny lady. I think that would be really neat if the boys were to meet in playoffs! You never know...
    @HW - I hope something works out for ya'll before the deadline, I know you are really hoping for it too. Didn't mean to make you hate me :( lol I'll be thinking about ya'll!
    @thefancyflea - in honor of all things good and Canadian, your birthday will now be officially known as Prime Minister Joke Day. I am pretty sure it is that easy to name one of these 'national holidays' :)
    @Sherri - you are welcome girl :) maybe we can just hop back and forth between our two blogs, haha
    @Brownbugs - it isn't as intimidating as it looks. BTW, did you get your button figured out?


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