4.14.2008

Oh my word ...


Setting up this blog was quite possibly the most difficult thing I have ever done in my entire long-legged life! Who knew I would be spending the better part of the last morning of my spring break creating this stinkin' thing?

So, I have a problem: I am a holder-offer. What is this exactly? Someone who holds off on doing something just because it is the popular thing to do. Why is this a problem? Because a holder-offer is like unto a follower and for some reason, I don't want to be a follower.

I want to think of myself as Charlie Dalton in the movie, "Dead Poet's Society." I don't remember the details, but at one point the professor, played by Robin Williams, is beating a drum and tells his students to march to it ... If my memory serves me correctly some march together and some march, as the old saying goes, "to the beat of [their] own drum." But not Charlie. He chooses not to march at all. I would like to think that I am Charlie ... that I do my own thing. But that is a lie. Apparently so, because I am a holder-offer.

Things I'm a holder-offer on: Facebook - I held off for eight months before I finally joined. But the fact remains, I finally joined; cell phone - I didn't get one until I had to because I was away at EFY and if I didn't have a cell phone, there would literally be no way to contact me from Sunday 3:30pm - Saturday 10:00am, yet I still have one sitting right next to me as I type this; texting - I had my cell phone for nearly three years before I read or sent my first text. Now I send/receive 1500 monthly.

But to my credit ... I am not a follower when it comes to the following things: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, the Twilight series, or choosing between the Yankees and the Red Sox.

Before I end this massive entry {which probably sets a record for the longest first entry EVER}, I want to thank everyone who helped me try and pick out a title for this blog. The following are some of the ideas I was given, followed by who they were submitted by:

"Luck of the Draw" - Jillian Catts

"Running out of Time" - Ali Rogers
"I love those" - Staci Mecham

"Singleville and loving it" - Jon Halladay (I told him I'd totally be loving it if Singleville was like Smallville and a Tom Welling was involved)

"Mindynator" - David Christensen Macfarlane

"Whatever it is, it should have something to do with running" - said four different people

"Something about you being random" - said three others.

But my favorites were probably:

"When you are blogging, are you naked, naked, NAKED?" - Erin Houghtaling

"Overly enthused about leg wrestling" - Jess Root

"Mindalicious: life of a warrior woman" - Markus Lyman Morrell

Okay. I think I am going to go eat lunch now. Either pizza dipped in ranch or roast beef and potatos. I wonder which one will win.

16 comments:

Lauren said...

Mindy! You blog! hahahaha. Me too, I was sucked in a while back.
-Lauren

Alison said...

Oh Mindy!

You are so funny!

Mike Lundberg said...

I'm a non-efyer?

Mikaylie said...

Bloggers without families unite! I'm a fan all the way.

Lauren said...

how do you link blogs??? I have been trying to figure that out.

Foulgers said...

Yesssssssssss!!!!! So glad you created a blog. You are hilarious. I love to read your stuff, you are so talented!

Kim & Jen said...

Oh right, I forgot to put this on Facebook and I don't want to jack your wall completely: Kim (my bff from college) and I have a blog too: http://youdontknowusbut.blogspot.com/. Yay!

Stephani Nola said...

it's meeee. welcome.

Chance said...

well, well, well, Mindy! Two things that are very important and need to be mentioned up front (1) I love you (2) I have lost my phone!!!! Welcome to the bloggin world! PS Lindsay is graduating on May 23, and she wanted me to invite you to come because you are part of the family. Adam is going and a few other people it is going to be fun, and it will not be cold!

michelle said...

Oh, it's a blessed day! I have to tell you that my favourite part just might be your "Needs to be Kicked List". I expect to see Brandon's name on there soon...and hopefully mine never. Love you Mindizzle! This is so exciting!

Matt and Avree said...

Mindy, I'm so glad you created a blog because you are generally a very entertaining person!

Lauren said...

oh you are a phenomenal describer of linking blogs :)

Amber Lenora said...

awwww...and i did not respond to that text. Sorry! I accidentally saw it when i was taking a final then...I forgot. But i LOVE it. You are so great!

Krystal said...

Mindy--glad to see you gave in! I did too recently, though I find it more addicting to read everyone else's than to update my own (my life is not exciting!) Well, welcome to the blog world! here's mine: http://www.missplott.blogspot.com/

Di said...

Wow! I think you have set the record for most comments on a first blog post. Love the blog. You are a cutie.

Rhonda said...

I agree with the last comment. You are already so blog popular! Way to go! I am certainly happy that you started this awesome blog and look forward to future posts!

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