Welcome! (Will the comments vanish?)

April 24, 2015

Journal

(Note: I was talking to Brad tonight and we were saying that we didn’t know what we’d post tomorrow. We joked about just re-posting old stuff, so here it is again: The first post ever! Now the question is, will the old comments still be here?)

Cricket crack corn and I don't careIt seems like everybody else has such a cool website, we thought we’d throw in our two cents.  That’ll show that guy at http://www.bradaptation.com what’s what!  Heh heh…..

Top Ten Reasons We Decided to Have A Blog:

10. We wanted to be as cool as Brad.
9. It’s a reason to shop for a digital camera.
8. We are REALLY bad friends / son / daughter / brother / sister and hardly ever call anybody, so this will be a way to check in to see if we’re still alive.
7. Any chance to post pictures of my ‘prototypes’ will just enhance the world as we know it.
6. Did we mention we wanted to outdo Brad?  His website is so cool, I hate him.
5.  Our cats are really not getting enough airtime, and their agent is hounding us.
4. Because the domain name lloydandlauren.com wasn’t taken.
3. This should work out to be cheaper than Christmas cards.
2. You WANT to hear about the glamorous life of Lutheran schoolteachers in Nebraska.
1. The billboard in our yard documenting our life was causing our neighbors to complain. (Don’t believe what they say – floodlights canNOT cause automotive paint to peel.)

That’s all for now.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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19 Responses to “Welcome! (Will the comments vanish?)”

  1. Brad Said on:

    You posted this at 2:54am?!? Holy crap!
    Great list! hahaha
    But now I have that stinkin’ song in my head… “Cricket crack corn and I don’t care”…over and over… make…it…stop.

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    • Lauren Said on:

      Thanks for the reply! (About the time, Genius Lloyd didn’t set the time right -- it was actually 9:54.) Cool picture on your website!

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  2. Beth Said on:

    With all these sites that I must now check daily…I need to know how to prevent the diminished open page bars from condensing into one bar with 8 sites open…I want to just keep them all as their own tab (because I’m painfully lazy and I don’t like clicking on the one bar and dragging to the actual page I want to open, yea it’s ridiculous, but humor me). Do you know what I mean? Can you help?

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    • Lloyd Said on:

      Well see, what you want to do is right click on the taskbar (that’s what microsoft calls the bottom part of your screen). From the menu that pops-up choose properties and one of the checkboxes on that screen will be called something like “group similar taskbar items”. Uncheck it and you shoud be good to go. There are other nifty things hidden amoungst those tabs, and you might find something else to change while you’re at it.

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      • Beth Said on:

        Thanks, man. You’re good.

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        • Brad Said on:

          Awww heck, _I_ could have told you THAT. Give him a hard one!

          (I like these nested replies. They’re neat-o!)

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          • Beth Said on:

            Have you noticed that your previous comment (the one to which I am posting this reply) cuts off only the last ‘e’. It makes for an interesting “recent post” on the side of the website. Heh.

          • Brad Said on:

            HA! That’s hilarious!
            But how did you get a comment to nest below this level? The automated message said they “wouldn’t nest below this level”. You must know about computers more than you say… Either that, or you’re trying to give Lloyd a hard one.

  3. Annette Said on:

    I look forward to being “wasted” with you! Wait! Wasting Time that is!!!!
    By the way, when I leave my email address, is it really required-never shown publicly? Or, is that just cut and pasted from Brad’s site??

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    • Lloyd Said on:

      Everything here is just cut and pasted from Brad’s site. Even this comment. There’s a lot of junk with this blog business that is aimed at keeping SPAM off of comment sections like this. Evidently there’s some monitary benifit to having links to your site all over the place, and there are so many blogs that just spamming them with a link to your site is a worthwhile thing to have a computer do for you. I think the email address is used for some sort of white list (which sounds racist, but probably isn’t).

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  4. Lauren Said on:

    How come no one asks ME computer questions?

    As far as your e-mail addresses, I found a nice place that buys them for $20 a pop. I’m well on my way to paying off that refrigerator…..

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  5. Brad Said on:

    The old comments ARE still there. Interesting.

    And do your new cats like corn on the cob?

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  6. Deborah Said on:

    Wow! Very interesting!

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  7. Deborah Said on:

    Bethany was 2 years old when you started this. And I didn’t have home internet. I used the internets at the library.

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    • Beth Said on:

      Isn’t that funny?
      Tara was a year and a half, and Tim was about 32 cells big. But I wouldn’t actually know I was pregnant for another couple weeks. Crazy.

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  8. Lloyd Said on:

    Sorry about the matrix stuff. I was using this post for practice for an April Fool’s Day prank on the Lincoln Lutheran website.

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  9. Lauren Said on:

    Testing: Will I get the matrix number-falling effect?

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  10. Grandpa Royuk Said on:

    It seems we were at that time, living in Beth & Harold’s basement upon arriving from retirement in New Orleans. It’s almost out of my remembrance zone. Keep up the good blogging everyone….it’s a regular part of my daily routine, and I might say, a very enjoyable one. 🙂 God Bless!!

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