Friday, May 1, 2009

Questions That Maybe Bloggers Can Answer. Coleslaw. Shaving.

Here are some real questions that I'd like some answers to:

- I wonder how I should approach Twitter to get more blog followers? And where does this all end? Am I just wasting my time?

- Does anyone else think The Office has jumped the shark?

- Is there any subject that you'd really like me to blog about?

- How long until voice recognition works really good so I can write blog posts while driving?

- I need to get one of those man scaping razors. But where to start?

- Does anyone have a really, really great coleslaw recipe?

- Does anyone do TM? How long does it take a person to really get good at it? And I have ADHD so I have a very short attention span so take that into consideration.

42 comments:

Hit 40 said...

The office and lost jumped the shark .... and 24 after season one.

Forget voice recognition... I want to teleport like on star trek! Or fly like in the jetsons!!!

Gwen Gwen Banana Fo Fen said...

I reactivated my twitter account just so I could receive updates from you like the one where the retarded kid got in your face about Mother's Day. But I still think it's a fat waste of time.

I agree about The Office. I only watch to see how Jim will mess with Dwight next.

What's TM? Text messaging? If so, I'm shocked you don't already know how, Dr. Technology.

Slyde said...

twitter is the final fronteir for me in terms of "in fads"... i have never used it and it honestly seems like a waste of time to me..

erin said...

I have absolutely positively no answers for you.
So I'll come up with a totally random suggestion about what you should write about on your blog:The Labyrinth. The movie The Labyrinth, do it now.

LiLu said...

"Does anyone else think The Office has jumped the shark?"

Eh, it's still funny... but it definitely peaked when Jim and Pam got together. It's all downhill from here.

As for the voice recognition thing, I seriously think about that EVERY DAY.

diane said...

Forget about doing TM, I don't think it's for you. Here's why:
To do TM you have to totally empty your mind and just "be". Anytime you catch yourself "thinking", you must immediately recognize that's what you are doing, and get rid of the thought.
Can you do that? I think you have one of those minds that never slows down, always thinking. If you still want to try it, pick a peaceful quiet environment and sit up without any kind of support ("indian" style is best). Close your eyes, listen to yourself slow your breathing, and try NOT to think. It takes practice. Hope this helps. xo

Jeannie said...

There's manscaping razors at the beauty supply. Ask a hairdresser to buy you one.

We all love my mom's very simple coleslaw.You have to shred the cabbage very fine and then chop it some more with a knife to shorten the shreds. Have ready a couple tablespoons of mayo mixed with some lemon juice and sugar and maybe a tablespoon of very finely diced onion. Leave this to sit while you do the cabbage. Then mix it together. Getting the texture right is important.

Peggy said...

The Office is over.

What is TM? Knowing you, it's probably something pervy.

See? My captcha word was testrub...you're gross!

mo.stoneskin said...

I'll give you answers if you promise not to write a blog post using said voice recognition program while eating coleslaw. The last thing I need on a busy day is to read your coleslaw crunching.

Dr Zibbs said...

And Gwen - TM is transcental meditation

BeckEye said...

I hate cole slaw so much. However, I don't know if you're familiar with the famous Primanti Bros. sandwich shops in Pittsburgh. The ones who put tomatoes, fries, and slaw on all their sandwiches? (And everyone has tried to rip their idea off.) Their cole slaw doesn't really taste like cole slaw, so it's awesome. I don't know how they make it though.

Prunella Jones said...

Oh, is that all you want to know? I can answer those questions easily. First of all....hey look, is that a shiny thing? Pretty! Oh crap, Oprah is on! But first I have to feed my dog.

Sorry, I have ADHD too. What were the questions again?

Debbie said...

I will confess that I tried to like The Office and never could. So, I can't weigh in on the jumping the shark thing.
And twitter still confounds me. What is its purpose?

Dr Zibbs said...

Debbie - for me, Twitter is a way for me to tell YOU the fascinating things that I'm doing all day. If you look on my sidebar, you can see some of my "tweets".

I wonder what crazy adventure I'm gonna get into today?

Dr Zibbs said...

So Debbie, just to be safe, you better sign up and follow me.


Beckeye - I know of that sandwich but I've never had one.

Girl Interrupted said...

Recipe for Delicious Coleslaw in 5 Easy Steps:

1) Drive to supermarket

2) Locate coleslaw

3) Pay for coleslaw

4) Take coleslaw home

5) Enjoy

Steam Me Up, Kid said...

TM? I've heard of TMJ...

Wait, what's TMJ again? Something something jaw?

Let me know if you find out about the razor. I like the idea of scraping a man.

buffalodick said...

Cole Slaw- I have two.. One Oriental(not with those damn chow mein noodles, either!) and a regular old fashioned one- with tweaks...

B.E. Earl said...

One thing I've struggled with in the past is your "where is this all going?" question. Tough one.

I've settled into doing it because I enjoy doing it and that is that. I'm happy with my number of readers, because it generally correlates with the number of blogs I have time to read.

Kelly said...

OOOHHH! If you learn about TM let me know how it works out! I keep hearing Howard Stern talk about it and it seems like it would save my life. From what I don't know...

Also, Twitter does seem to help. How, I do not know! Talk about something that's on the "hot topics" list and you'll come up on people's searches.

Always a Bridesmaid said...

Are you retweeting and/or responding to people's tweets? I promise that will get you more followers. Betcha a tub of slaw on it.

Cora said...

1. I dunno
2. I dunno
3. I dunno
4. I dunno
5. I dunno
6. I dunno
7. I dunno

Glad I could help!

J.J. in L.A. said...

Twitter was cool...for about 4 hours. The rest, I don't know about.

The Devil's Daughter-In-Law said...

I gave up on Twitter.

I used to love The Office. It's still funny, but now it's just a prelude to 30 Rock for me.

I'd like you to blog about the first time you realized you were "different".

Greta said...

Mmm. There's this place here in town called Beef O'Brady's and they have this pineapple coleslaw that is the BEST. I don't have the recipe tho...so I can be of no help whatsoever.

sista #2 said...

I lost you after the title of the blog.



peace
#2

Gaston Studio said...

I think twitter is a waste of time unless you have absolutely nothing else to do and enjoy knowing every step a person is taking thruout the damn day.
Don't watch the office and TM, according to the hippies I hung around with in the 60s, is highly overrated.
For excellent cole slaw, only use enough mayo to wet the finely shredded cabbage, add salt and TONS of pepper. It may sound simple, but it's fabulous!

FrankandMary said...

Twitter= You really are just wasting your time.

What I'd like you to blog about= expunge some bad memories or give a lecture of disapproval(on anything you disapprove of). ~Mary

Scope said...

I can't do Twitter. Between the blogging and Facebook, that's more than enough info. Do people really want to know how many times a week, I think, "Hmmmm, old asparagus is kicking in again."?

And I have about 3 unwatched seasons of The Office on my DVR, so it's dead to me.

Cameron said...

Mental telepathy, blogger is working on it right now. You won't need to speak, they'll just read your mind.

Dr Zibbs said...

Cameron - you've got a point.

Caffeine Court said...

Lately I've been feeling like the whole blog, Twitter, Facebook thing is a waste of time. Which is why MY blog jumped the shark a few months ago.

I'm too apathetic to answer any of your other questions.

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

I love Twitter~! I follow you and it is hysterical but you need to link to things. I have found some incredible bloggers through Twitter. And it helps to have a wide selection of people you follow...not only those you agree with but those you disagree with, too. Sometimes they provide the best fodder for posts and tweets. It is fun to see the hits you get on your blog from a tweet~!

Dr Zibbs said...

Happy Hour - you mean there might be some people that disagree with me???

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

Zibbs--Shocking to think isn't it. I cannot imagine anyone disagreeing with you, and I know you agree with everyone~! HAHAHA. I even have my tweets going into my Facebook account, which freaks people out to no end. I had a friend ask me what the hell was I thinking when she read some of my tweets.

I had one tweet saying something silly like I need to do laundry because I was down to wearing Christmas socks and another tweet saying did you know Margaret Sanger hated abortionists?

Keep playing with it~! I think you will find yourself with a lot of followers on Twitter, especially if you start linking your blog posts! I mean who wouldn't jump to a link with the title "Let's Rub Butts. Hearing aids and My Memory."

Peggy said...

Obviously, the Twitter haters have not followed @secrettweet b/c those provide a small bright spot in an otherwise crappy day. People are SO eff'ed up it's amazing (and hilarious).

http://secrettweet.com/

Peggy said...

Oh and another fun Twitter feature is cursebird...which tracks and ranks people swearing in real time on twitter...

http://cursebird.com/

See? You're just not using it right!

Peggy said...

And on that note, I checked your cursebird status and you are ranked very low and your status likens you to a Children’s TV Presenter...

Hahaha! Ok, I'll leave you alone now.

Anonymous said...

Diane is right that TM requires you to empty your mind.
I think you're there.

Cora said...

*LOL at Peggy!!*

Chele said...

I dont like twitter but I love coleslaw...still looking for good recipe myself.will tell you when i find one

Mr. Condescending said...

I've never seen the show "the office". I hear about it all the time though. Isn't there a UK and American version though?

I'm driving right now so I can't look much at your blog but what caught my eye was 'making fun of people' and something about a retard, so I'm sure its gonna be great!