I'm sitting here wondering why I'm not in bed. Wifey and the little one have already gone to sleep. So what am I doing here? Well it's been a while since I really posted anything substantive and I guess I've been feeling a little guilty about that. After my trip to Bangkok I got sick and then had a lot of catching up to do at work and at blogging too! LOL
I tried to finish as many memes and tags that I could once I was feeling better and had caught up with work although most I did rather quickly just to try to get them out fast more than anything else! I still have one more to go I think and I'll do that a little later...it's for an award that I got sometime back and I should be passing it around but I want to hold this a while and do it right!
Another thing that kept my focus off was a meme that Marzie and I created ourselves, The Magical Flying Carpet Ride...with a little help from the talented Emila! We both worked hard on creating something new and different and we hope that everone liked it! It was tough because we had to keep it a secret from some of our best friends on the blog. We had to even limit the number of people we sent it to because we wanted to send it to everyone we knew. hehehe We also had to split sending some too where we had mutual friends...of course Marzie practically knows and is friends with almost everyone there is ! LOL
Unfortunately as we were preparing our Ride a lot of memes were flying around and we were not sure how the response would be. However, judging from the results we are pretty happy with it! I guess Marzie was right, there is a blog Santa, and the Blog Fairy, the blog Elf and so many others but only we will now be known as the Genie Princess and Genie King around the blogsphere. She even believes that this was the first meme that originated from Malaysia! To tell you the truth I kinda felt proud of our little achievement!
You see when I first started blogging about four months ago (it sure seems longer than that LOL) I just wanted to pass the time and give it a shot. Would you belive that I knew nothing about blogs and blogging before that. Even my trusty (or is that rusty) old computer at home had not seen the light of day since around 2005 which was when we had to clean up the place and make room for our little ones arrival! The first time I logged on to my service provider I found that I had more than 2,400 e-mails in my inbox. Yes I was totally out of it! LOL
My good buddy Nick was the...hmmm...what's a nice word to use...one (mamma always said if you've got nothing nice to say then say nothing LOL) who introduced me to blogging. I kinda hated the idea at first and wondered what the hell he was wasting his time for, to be perfectly honest! LOL BUT (there is always a but in my stories) as luck would have it wifey had to go away for a week and I was gonna be alone with the little one!
So after putting her to bed the first night I began my journery...after dusting off my old computer that is....didn't even remember where some of the wires went. So painstakingly I configuered everything and finally loggeed on...thank goodness I still had some credit with my service provider. I logged on and signed up...and created First Time Dad! It was easy to think about what I wanted to write about...my little one so that's what I wrote about! For the first few days I posted everyday but was only visited by my trusty friend. I was too new to be disheartened. So I plugged on and soon was where I am now...with my trusty friend still visiting me...of course with a lot more new friends who take the trouble to visit everyday. Believe me I'm a friendly person but I'm not a great conversationalist so this suits me just fine. I wish I had the gift of gab like some people but don't! I really should mention Marzie here because she really helped me get going with blogging by giving some great tips and advice. The best part is she does this for all new bloggers she stumbles across! What a gal!
One major problem I face is this old dial-up service (you won't believe how slow it is) and computer of mine really gives me a headache when it comes to posting comments. You'll notice that I usually comment on the weekdays! That's cause at nights and on weekends I can't most of the time because I keep getting error messages all the time...so much so I actually started to copy my comments before submitting. Alas even that doesn't work anymore! Linking (if I can't remember the url) is also a problem because it takes ages to refresh a page sometimes. I do have plans to upgrade to broadband and to buy a new pc but I am so guilty of procastination here becasue I've been talking about that for ages. Somehow I just can't seem to get it done...I must be a sucker for punishment LOL because that's how it feels sometimes when I'm blogging in the wee hours like now LOL
So what is the point of this post...err nothing LOL...I just couldn't sleep...well I could sleep but i wanted to just write a long post because it's been a while. Besides writing this reminded me of when I first started blogging! Okay Okay I got it...I got it...the point of this post is to let you know why I sometimes do not answer your comments in a timely manner and more importantly why I don't comment on your posts. I really wish I could comment more on your blogs but it's really not nice to do it in the office because I'm usually busy too! Really! :)...unless it's lunchtime (but I usually lunch is with wifey...err...we work in the same establishment but in different departments). Easy commute...none of that dropping off and picking up nonsense...hehehe that's why I married her...but don't tell her okay LOL
Okay how do I end this...TA DA!...Hope that will do becasue I don't have a fancy ending....happy weekend to you folks...I'm looking forward to tomorrow because we're having a barbeque at my place for a very dear friend who will soon be trading in his freedom for a ball and chain...errrr...I mean who will be getting married soon LOL