Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy 1st day of school!

Today, Hayley is back in school! I got up early with her so I could go and see her new room. She's been working so hard on it--moving desks and furniture, buying school supplies, putting up posters, organizing curriculum, assigning recess duty, and all sorts of craziness. With all the hard work, I think her room looks great and the year will go great for her!

Happy 1st day of school, Hayley!!! Hope it's a great one. You are a great teacher and wonderful with kids. I'm certain that those kids are in good hands! I hope you have the best day ever! I can't wait to see you tonight and hear how the 1st day went!

Love you. Here's hoping for another great school year!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Blog post 135

I kinda wanted to do something for my 100th blog post--because, you know, then I'd be syndicated--but it came and went without me noticing. My actual 100th post is still a good one... But Here's what I've learned about blogging so far. I don't promise to know anything, but here's some stuff I've learned in no particular order.
  1. Don't post about whitening strips. No one will comment. Except your lovely wife.
  2. If you DO want comments, post about grammar or word use or something. People eat that up and have lots to say about it.
  3. Another way to get lots of comments is to get married. People get more excited about that than even the grammar/word use posts.
  4. If you want people to find your blog via searches, use popular quotes from TV shows as the title of your post. Or ways to win at laser tag. (seriously. according to google analyitics, these are my two most popular landing pages from people searching the interwebs. crazy, I know!)
  5. Use links in your blog posts. People dig that. Especially if the link is to an image that isn't actually in the post. And use those image links in an ironic way. It's funny.
  6. Post pictures. You don't have to in every post, but it will make it so people come back to your blog. (I am sort of fudging this rule in this very post, I realize.)
  7. Almost everyone I know (myself included) does an initial post when they start their blog about how they don't know what to do when writing a blog. The truth is, it doesn't really matter what you do. It's your own place to do whatever you want.
  8. If you go private, I may not read your blog as much, and subsequently may not comment as much. (I'm not great at commenting all the time anyway...) I still love you just the same, it's just that your blog is not as accessible to me (through google reader) as it once was.
There you have it... some... rules... or whatever. Like I said, I may not be the fount of knowledge here. But my blog still functions, so yay for me.

Here's to another 135 posts! Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

When applying whitening strips for the first time

my first and second question are as follows:

"How do you turn this on? Like, how do you turn this on?" ...yes, all in one breath... Sorry, I've never used whitening strips before! I was so confused, I guess my brain wanted there to be an on switch or something.

In other news, Hayley and I went to the Death Cab for Cutie concert. It was pretty awesome. Read about it on Hayley's blog here and here.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

my celebrity look-a-like

Me and Seth Rogen. What do you think?

Maybe? Or you can do a google image search for him and see if there are better pics of him that look like me. Hey, Seth--since you're my long lost twin and all, can I have a million bucks? You seem to be doing well for yourself. :) But if you don't want to, I guess I'll understand.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

More whiteboard fun at work

So it's the week before the long weekend. It makes it a little hard to focus at work. If you recall, I had a little fun on Mike's whiteboard last week. Well, this week, I drew a little angry face on Dan's whiteboard. He was upset about something (I don't even remember what). And eventually, I changed it from an all blue angry face, to red eyes and brown angry eyebrows. I eventually gave it a tie, too.

This morning I came in and the label that made it clear that the angry face was Dan was replaced by my own name. And a few additions to make the viewer certain it was me. It was so funny, I had to take a picture.

Ok, back to work... again... for now.