November 22, 2008

on the great return (and how I totally failed NaBloPoMo)...

So, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth, contrary to popular belief. (Which is a good thing, I suppose.)

Actually, Jay and I were busy creating madness and other shenanigans in Las Vegas for the last three days. (I usually don't feel compelled to advertise when we're going to be away for a few days. Because, you know, what if some of you crazy kids decided to break into our home and steal all the millions of dollars we have hidden in the walls of our bedroom closet? What then? I would never forgive myself.)

Anyway. Vegas.

We laughed (a lot), we cried (okay, not really), we won (I pretty much owned the $3 blackjack table), we lost (there is a $7 money voucher floating somewhere around the Luxor that I somehow misplaced), we ate things (a lot of things), and it was a lovely time. It was nice to just get away for a few days together, because honestly? We haven't had much time for just "us" lately. Things have been seriously busy. So, I feel completely refreshed after this tiny, little vacation.

That said, I obviously failed NaBloPoMo, which upset me for a good twenty minutes.

me: "Do we have wireless in our room?"
Jay: "Let me check. Um, yeah. It's $14 a day."
me: "WHAT."
Jay: "Why? What's wrong?"
me: "Is that too expensive, do you think? I mean, can we pay for it?"
Jay: "Heck, no."
Jay: (blank stare.)
me: ", never mind."

So, I gave it a good shot this year. I feel no shame. I think that the idea of posting every day was kind of wearing me thin - at this point, anyway.

However, it does make me laugh that my husband seems to judge my blogging habit. Because last night, as I was falling into bed, I sighed dramatically and said, "There is so much to catch up on!" And he replied by sighing dramatically and saying, "So many blogs to be read!"

How is that for an understanding husband? He knows me too well.


  1. oh my goodness I can relate to the convo with Jay. Sometimes guys just don't get it and it takes far too long to explain!

  2. $14 for wireless access? Thats crazy! I am glad that you had a great time and enjoyed yourselves though.

  3. i'm so glad you had fun in vegas! :) i titally owned $3 3 card poker when i was there, it's my new obsession. i can't wait to see pictures!! xoxox

  4. Aw, who can blame you for failing when you got go on a mini vaca to vegas with hubby?? helllooo :D glad you had fun, and even more glad you're back!

  5. Too cute - at least he'll always give you perspective when you're overwhelmed by posting.

    I think you failed NaBloPoMo in incredible style though, and that's the way to go out.

  6. Matt doesn't get it at all. I feel your pain! Welcome home!

  7. I, for one, cannot wait until the end of the month. It(NaBloPoMo) really does wear thin and I'm afraid I'm running out of stuff to write. It's hard to keep things interesting and entertaining when you feel like there is a boot on your neck! :)

    Peace -Rene

  8. Yay for failing nablopomo! (wait is that a bad friend if I encourage you to fail. No... right?)

  9. $14 for wireless access is wayyyyy too much ! LOL. glad you had fun, and glad you BLOGGGED ABOUT IT!

  10. THAT is hilarious. My husband would think I was taken over by a demonic force if I used words like greader, NaBlPoMo, and Ning.


  11. How fun for a mini vacation! And gusy just don't get it! I talk blog drama to him, and he just gives me blank stares. All the talk of comments and what not? Straight over his head! LOL! Gotta love it!

  12. Vegas sounds like a blast! I'm glad you had fun :)

    It's a shame that NaBloPoMo had to to suffer, but mayeb next time!!

  13. That's so funny how Jay knew that you had so many blogs to catch up on!!!

  14. Haha, you are so not alone on this! I failed NaBloPoMo without even realizing it and have since been SO .DANG. BUSY. that I have felt completely out of the loop.

    Sounds like you had a great trip!

  15. hysterical! that's totally what our wireless was in So.Cal. only unlike you guys, we are both so ridiculously addicted to the internet (i suppose since that's pretty much how the bff makes a living, his addiction makes sense) that we completely paid for it. for two days. ahem. and for the record, when i bitch about how behind I am, R says the same thing J would. "behind, huh? try hitting 'mark all as read' -- you'd be amazed how fast you're caught up." Jerkface. :)


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