Thursday

24 March 2011

Fair warning: pettiness ahead...

You know, some Internet memes are kind of fun. The "25 Things About Me" that occasionally pops up on Facebook, that one can be fun when people don't take it too seriously. It gets buried in a note and you can read it or not, no big deal.

But the last few days I've noticed that there are a lot of Bloggers doing this hourly post thing, "A Day in My Life," complete with pictures. And people? When you have a few (several) hundred blogs in your feed reader and a good chunk of them are doing the damned meme...the reader gets bloated and it take for-freaking-ever to get through it.

Blogs I typically love to read...I'm hitting "next" over and over, because in all honesty, I don't care to see a picture of you brushing your teeth at 5:35 in the morning. Yeah, I get that it's part of the meme and you do it every day, but...come on.

Twenty four posts in one day? Teeth brushing, photos of breakfast, a picture of the pile of dirty laundry you need to do?

The Day before yesterday the Spouse Thingy and I went to San Francisco to meet up with Sandy & Tom, friends we haven't seen in about ten years. Even though we got rained on and it was cold, we had a really good time. We wandered into shops on Pier 39, I spent a ridiculous amount of money on a ceramic meditating frog and a little shiny glass ball, saw the seals... a fun day.

Neither here nor there, for the purposes of my whining.

But.

I got home and booted up the computer--and there were over 450 items waiting for me in Google Reader. And most of them were A Day in My Life posts.

After half an hour of trying to breeze through it all, I finally marked all read. I know I missed quite a few non-meme blog posts, but my head hurt by then.

I thought that would be it, but no...

People are still doing it.

My Google Reader is weeping.

And really? I absolutely do not believe that most of you brush your teeth in the morning with hair already done just so and makeup on...

Oh, and here's my frog.

 What?

Yes, I know what "hypocrite" means. Don't you be rolling your eyes at me.

15 comments:

angelgypsy said...

This totally made me giggle.

G.G. Mueller said...

But I didn't brush my teeth... (nice visual, huh?)
Actually, I write mine at night and I can't remember what I did that day!
Have a GREAT WHINE DAY!!!
G

Angel and Kirby said...

I agree! TMI! I don't care when or if you brushed!

Love the frog!

Roses said...

You're only a hypocrite if you post 24 pics of frogs today.

KarenN said...

You're supposed to brush your teeth in the morning?

Thumper said...

Not you, Karen...We all know Skeezix licks your teeth clean while you sleep, so you're good to go in the morning...

kmilyun said...

So, all these posts I have lined up to shoot off I should not LOL good grief I hope they do not hit my reader - I would go nuts and then mark read.

Brush my teeth and comb my hair? Ok I do the teeth thing but the hair - no one looks anyways.

Jan

warren2127@hotmail.com said...

I definitely wouldn't call you a hypocrite. 99.9% of what you write is actually worth reading.

Marti said...

I take it that none of these are the cat blogs.

The Furry Bambinos said...

Good grief. 24 posts from the same person in the same day? I would be tempted to unfriend them. Or become a recluse.

Mom Sue to The Furry Bambinos

Cheysuli and gemini said...

If Chey does this meme, hers will be short. Eat, Sleep, Wash, sleep Look annoyed, sleep vomit on something important, eat, sleep.

Bonnie (BornInaZoo) said...

I did this meme about 4 years ago & my best friend was grossed out about my dinner (broccoli & cauliflower w/ melted cheese on top). Hey ... it looks good to me :)

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Our neighbor has that frog in her garden. It's a shiny silver one, he's really cute!

Anonymous said...

There's a wonderful "My Day" over on "I Can Has Cheezburger". I saw it, thought of you, Max and Buddah.

Thumper said...

Just to be clear...I love pictures on blogs. But 24 in a day, and from so many different people...that's what got to me.

If only one person had done it each day, I probably would have found it at least slightly amusing.

Y'all are just lucky I don't show you ALL my cat pictures... ;)