This Page

has been moved to new address

A Great Day and Twitter

Sorry for inconvenience...

Redirection provided by Blogger to WordPress Migration Service
body { background:#aba; margin:0; padding:20px 10px; text-align:center; font:x-small/1.5em "Trebuchet MS",Verdana,Arial,Sans-serif; color:#333; font-size/* */:/**/small; font-size: /**/small; } /* Page Structure ----------------------------------------------- */ /* The images which help create rounded corners depend on the following widths and measurements. If you want to change these measurements, the images will also need to change. */ @media all { #content { width:740px; margin:0 auto; text-align:left; } #main { width:485px; float:left; background:#fff url("") no-repeat left bottom; margin:15px 0 0; padding:0 0 10px; color:#000; font-size:97%; line-height:1.5em; } #main2 { float:left; width:100%; background:url("") no-repeat left top; padding:10px 0 0; } #main3 { background:url("") repeat-y; padding:0; } #sidebar { width:240px; float:right; margin:15px 0 0; font-size:97%; line-height:1.5em; } } @media handheld { #content { width:90%; } #main { width:100%; float:none; background:#fff; } #main2 { float:none; background:none; } #main3 { background:none; padding:0; } #sidebar { width:100%; float:none; } } /* Links ----------------------------------------------- */ a:link { color:#258; } a:visited { color:#666; } a:hover { color:#c63; } a img { border-width:0; } /* Blog Header ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { #header { background:#456 url("") no-repeat left top; margin:0 0 0; padding:8px 0 0; color:#fff; } #header div { background:url("") no-repeat left bottom; padding:0 15px 8px; } } @media handheld { #header { background:#456; } #header div { background:none; } } #blog-title { margin:0; padding:10px 30px 5px; font-size:200%; line-height:1.2em; } #blog-title a { text-decoration:none; color:#fff; } #description { margin:0; padding:5px 30px 10px; font-size:94%; line-height:1.5em; } /* Posts ----------------------------------------------- */ .date-header { margin:0 28px 0 43px; font-size:85%; line-height:2em; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; color:#357; } .post { margin:.3em 0 25px; padding:0 13px; border:1px dotted #bbb; border-width:1px 0; } .post-title { margin:0; font-size:135%; line-height:1.5em; background:url("") no-repeat 10px .5em; display:block; border:1px dotted #bbb; border-width:0 1px 1px; padding:2px 14px 2px 29px; color:#333; } a.title-link, .post-title strong { text-decoration:none; display:block; } a.title-link:hover { background-color:#ded; color:#000; } .post-body { border:1px dotted #bbb; border-width:0 1px 1px; border-bottom-color:#fff; padding:10px 14px 1px 29px; } html>body .post-body { border-bottom-width:0; } .post p { margin:0 0 .75em; } { background:#ded; margin:0; padding:2px 14px 2px 29px; border:1px dotted #bbb; border-width:1px; border-bottom:1px solid #eee; font-size:100%; line-height:1.5em; color:#666; text-align:right; } html>body { border-bottom-color:transparent; } em { display:block; float:left; text-align:left; font-style:normal; } a.comment-link { /* IE5.0/Win doesn't apply padding to inline elements, so we hide these two declarations from it */ background/* */:/**/url("") no-repeat 0 45%; padding-left:14px; } html>body a.comment-link { /* Respecified, for IE5/Mac's benefit */ background:url("") no-repeat 0 45%; padding-left:14px; } .post img { margin:0 0 5px 0; padding:4px; border:1px solid #ccc; } blockquote { margin:.75em 0; border:1px dotted #ccc; border-width:1px 0; padding:5px 15px; color:#666; } .post blockquote p { margin:.5em 0; } /* Comments ----------------------------------------------- */ #comments { margin:-25px 13px 0; border:1px dotted #ccc; border-width:0 1px 1px; padding:20px 0 15px 0; } #comments h4 { margin:0 0 10px; padding:0 14px 2px 29px; border-bottom:1px dotted #ccc; font-size:120%; line-height:1.4em; color:#333; } #comments-block { margin:0 15px 0 9px; } .comment-data { background:url("") no-repeat 2px .3em; margin:.5em 0; padding:0 0 0 20px; color:#666; } .comment-poster { font-weight:bold; } .comment-body { margin:0 0 1.25em; padding:0 0 0 20px; } .comment-body p { margin:0 0 .5em; } .comment-timestamp { margin:0 0 .5em; padding:0 0 .75em 20px; color:#666; } .comment-timestamp a:link { color:#666; } .deleted-comment { font-style:italic; color:gray; } .paging-control-container { float: right; margin: 0px 6px 0px 0px; font-size: 80%; } .unneeded-paging-control { visibility: hidden; } /* Profile ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { #profile-container { background:#cdc url("") no-repeat left bottom; margin:0 0 15px; padding:0 0 10px; color:#345; } #profile-container h2 { background:url("") no-repeat left top; padding:10px 15px .2em; margin:0; border-width:0; font-size:115%; line-height:1.5em; color:#234; } } @media handheld { #profile-container { background:#cdc; } #profile-container h2 { background:none; } } .profile-datablock { margin:0 15px .5em; border-top:1px dotted #aba; padding-top:8px; } .profile-img {display:inline;} .profile-img img { float:left; margin:0 10px 5px 0; border:4px solid #fff; } .profile-data strong { display:block; } #profile-container p { margin:0 15px .5em; } #profile-container .profile-textblock { clear:left; } #profile-container a { color:#258; } .profile-link a { background:url("") no-repeat 0 .1em; padding-left:15px; font-weight:bold; } ul.profile-datablock { list-style-type:none; } /* Sidebar Boxes ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { .box { background:#fff url("") no-repeat left top; margin:0 0 15px; padding:10px 0 0; color:#666; } .box2 { background:url("") no-repeat left bottom; padding:0 13px 8px; } } @media handheld { .box { background:#fff; } .box2 { background:none; } } .sidebar-title { margin:0; padding:0 0 .2em; border-bottom:1px dotted #9b9; font-size:115%; line-height:1.5em; color:#333; } .box ul { margin:.5em 0 1.25em; padding:0 0px; list-style:none; } .box ul li { background:url("") no-repeat 2px .25em; margin:0; padding:0 0 3px 16px; margin-bottom:3px; border-bottom:1px dotted #eee; line-height:1.4em; } .box p { margin:0 0 .6em; } /* Footer ----------------------------------------------- */ #footer { clear:both; margin:0; padding:15px 0 0; } @media all { #footer div { background:#456 url("") no-repeat left top; padding:8px 0 0; color:#fff; } #footer div div { background:url("") no-repeat left bottom; padding:0 15px 8px; } } @media handheld { #footer div { background:#456; } #footer div div { background:none; } } #footer hr {display:none;} #footer p {margin:0;} #footer a {color:#fff;} /* Feeds ----------------------------------------------- */ #blogfeeds { } #postfeeds { padding:0 15px 0; }

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Great Day and Twitter

Honeymoon part 2 will be tomorrow.

Yesterday I had my sister's 40th birthday party. I'll tell you this, my sister really knows how to have a birthday! She has a pool so she had a poolside bar, manicure/pedicure station, massage station and facial station. It was just for the women and it was like a little slice of Heaven. I had Tommy's game before and couldn't contain my excitement at the prospect of a responsibility free (read: kid free) day. Tommy did great and I am so happy that I got to see him but when it was over, I practically skipped to the parking lot. Gia, being uncooperative at the game helped me not to feel bad either. I stopped at Target for a hot chocolate and to buy some new shoes and even shopping felt more free. I found a great deal: shoes that made me 5 inches taller that were $6! One thing every Cameron girl wants besides being the skinniest one is to be the tallest one.

I arrived giddy in anticipation for drinks poolside and a massage. Another thing I will say about my sister is that she is a very good judge of character and all of her friends were very easy to be with and a lot of fun. There was never any segregation between our family and her friends and it made for a lot more laughs. I got to know a bunch of wonderful women that I will look forward to spending time with again at some point. It is always so nice and so rare to get to hang out with my mom and my sisters without our kids around. They demand so much attention from all of us that it was nice having conversations that were uninterrupted. My sisters are 4 of the funniest people I know and I always know I will be busting a gut when I am with them. It started to rain so the party was  moved inside her house. It didn't put a damper on the mood at all. I got my massage and I swear, Leo and I are going to budget in a massage for me twice a month instead of once a year. It was unbelievably relaxing. A friend of mine who does massages once said, "Massage should be a necessity, not a luxury" and he was right! I got my first facial and was told my face glowed from it so maybe I'll have to work that into the budget, too. I ended up talking to one of my sister's friends who I now consider one of my friends and she had some really good ideas for getting my blog out to more people (more on that in a minute). I told her she could be my manager because I am not good at that stuff. Anyway, the second part of the party was at night at a bar in St. Charles. It was called The Office and we had the whole upstairs. So fun!

There is this thing that happens that is corny and sappy but I still look forward to it whenever Leo and I have to meet somewhere instead of go together. I was in the middle of  a great conversation with one of the guys that was there. A bunch of the husbands were trickling in and each time, there was the hope that it was Leo. Finally he walked in and yep...sappy and corny but I don't care, my heart skipped a beat. After 22 years, I still look for those little moments when your heart skips a beat or your stomach flips or has butterflies in it and I love when it happens. Let's face it, with four kids and the chaos that is ours, I'll take the moments where I can. Anyway, one of my friends that I don't get to see very often came with a very enjoyable friend of hers and it was wonderful just being together. Life gets crazy and phone calls are nice but there is nothing like being together, talking, laughing and hugging. I had a blast with her but then, I always do. I got to catch up with my cousins who again, I don't get to very often and that was fun. It is always fun to laugh until your stomach hurts.

Let me preface this next part by saying I was talked into joining Twitter. Two of my friends thought it would be a great way to get my blog out there and that is what I want. I want it to reach more readers. I want it to lead to a paying writing job but until then, more readers would be nice. So, against all that I feel good about, I join. Immediately, I feel inept. I don't know what the Hell I am doing. I do the profile, I put up a picture, I "tweet" the blog. I start following people I know are on there. Then I see it...the followers. I had 1. Then I had 2. Then I got excited because someone was following me that I wasn't sure who they were. I had 3. Three is a sad number. Am I the only one that feels like Twitter sounds bad? That tweeting sounds icky? "Are you on Twitter?" "Are you tweeting?" "What did you tweet?" I mean, it just sounds...I don't I alone in this?

So I am at the party and I checked my email and squeal with delight that I have three more followers!!!! I don't even know them!! They saw my blog or profile and decided to follow me!!! I was so excited and thought it would work. While being excited, my friend (the one that is my sister's but I now consider mine too) asked if I had a website or page for my blog. I do not. We brainstormed some ideas and then started talking about having a Facebook page for the blog, I didn't get it because I already post it as my status but then she explained about the "like" button and it made so much sense. Why is it easier for other people to see ways for me to get more "out there" but I can't see it myself? Anyway, that is what I am going to do at some point today. If for nothing else, it will be a distraction for the surgery on Thursday.

Anyway, I got home last night and was so excited by my new followers that I logged on and guess what I found? My three followers (or at least two of them, the third has never tweeted, has no profile but has a ton of followers) were dirty, disgusting, x-rated posters. WHAT??!! Yuck! It was porn. Nice. I am a "mommy blog" and there are porn followers that were obviously spam or something that wasn't good. I blocked them and felt like I needed a shower. wonder I think Twitter sounds dirty. All I could think of was, "HA! I knew Twitter sounded dirty." I give it a week and if there aren't more "normal" followers, I'm done. And please tell me, what part of "queenofchaosmom" sounds like porn?


At August 15, 2011 at 7:31 AM , Blogger Kendra Mareva said...

lol, Ann. Too funny. Sounds like it was a fantastic party. I'm so sad I missed out. :'(

At August 15, 2011 at 7:32 AM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Only missing was you!

At August 15, 2011 at 8:58 AM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Should be "only thing missing was you".

At August 16, 2011 at 7:45 AM , Blogger Kendra Mareva said...

:) That's sweet. Thank you. :)


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home