A Sorry Apology?

So after being leaving for vacation for 5 days and being devoid of wifi in that time period, I, of course, arrive home swamped with 200 some college emails asking if this is me, 100 some notifications of all sorts and a couple of other scattered emails. Oh, and one pathetic view on my blog.

Well, I wasn’t asking for any anyways, since I’ve got maybe less than a tenth of a tenth of a tenth of a tenth of tenth of the amount of people on WordPress following my blog. (By the way, I must make it clear that I actually prefer having less followers, because then I don’t have to deal with criticism. And apparently I don’t take that very well…)

But one view was still very pathetic.

And now here I was rushing back to the computer, slightly lacking in sleep because I wasted some of my sleep time trying to think of a proper apology for my puny audience for not being around and not telling anyone about it.

Yes. I’m feeling a little stupid right now.

But it doesn’t matter. Because I’ve realized a little something.

There’s this snazzy thing called a queue (which I, uh, don’t know how to pronounce exactly) that allows you to write posts in advance and then auto-publishes it as a set time. Oh my god! Amazing, right?

That’s not my point.

Actually, I’d like to say that I hate using the queue. I absolutely positively hate hate hate using it. It’s like a locked door to a room that’s been constructed and furnished. Except even though it’s ready for viewing, we’re just going to keep it locked until a later time. And while the viewer doesn’t know about it, it bothers me so much. I get so jumpy and twitchy and hyper for no reason. It’s like all of a sudden, if I don’t publish this post right now, I’m gonna be shunned forever.

But probably a bigger problem with the queue is the fact that it encourages slacking. And for someone who claims (or at least sometimes wishes to be) a full time couch potato, encouraging slacking isĀ not the best idea.

So here I go, rambling on and on again. But you get the point. I don’t like queues. And yes, the title seems to have nothing to do with the post. Maybe.

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The Holiday Dilemma

I know it’s a little early to write about the holidays, but lets be honest, we’re all in the mood already and as a growing teenager, I’m looking forward to Christmas, because every year, I’m hoping for some big surprise gift that going to make me SUPER happy.

But, there one sad fact that I know for sure – that’s not going to be happening.

It’s really unfortunate how progressively expensive the gifts people want get as they age get to be. When you’re 5, maybe you’ll want a $20 train set or some barbie doll. Then when get to maybe age 10, you’ll want a game or two or maybe a CD of music. And now in my teenage years, look at this wish list:

1. iPod Touch ($200) or iPhone ($500)

2. Laptop of my own (around $1000)

3. A Zither (an instrument, for those who don’t know) ($250-400)

Tell me that’s not expensive.

It’s completely ridiculous and I’m not going to lie. I wish that I had something cheaper on this list, but that is the simple truth. I’m not going to ask my parents for anything on here, because the money they spend on college and school, well, it’s enough to say that I don’t need to be a jerk and ask for more. So I guess all I can do is look at pictures and drool while I wait for a day where I can buy any one of those three things with my own money.

Until then, I guess Santa being real is my only hope.