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If I Could Save Time In A Blog Bottle

1gone46There never seems to be enough time
to do the things you want to do,
but there might be,
if I stopped blogging…

But I like blogging…

Yet it’s time-consuming…

Once you’ve let that blogging genie out of the bottle, there’s no turning back. I keep trying to get away, but blogging keeps pulling me back in.

I also like making people laugh, I might be the one during the apocalypse: “Knock Knock.” Random guy, “Who’s there?” “Zombie.” “Zombie who?” Me running, yelling, “Zombie, behind you, run!”


Then again, too much time isn’t always good, when I have time to think, I often feel like an alien in this world. Not the rubbery, gray, tall, skinny aliens, more like the ET-hey-I-landed-on-your-planet-I need-to-phone-home-wow-your-long-distance-plan-sucks-at-least-the-snacks-are-yummy-does-this-dress-make-me-look-fat-type alien.


Going out on a limb, I’d say I’m not the only one who’s ever felt they’re waiting for the mothership to take them back to their home planet.
If only I’d arrived with an instruction manual. I know my parents wish I did.

Time runs by us, screaming like a babysitter in a horror movie. And as another Halloween creeps up, let us pay our last respects to things gone, but not forgotten…maybe they’ll return someday (hopefully not as zombies):

1. Hairspray, you once permeated every part of our lives, especially our lungs…guess we’re kinda grateful big hair is dead.

2. Mixed tapes have gone to join the choir invisible – mixed emojis?

3. Adieu giving up your seat to someone elderly or disabled or pregnant; apparently now they must fend for themselves, Game of Thrones-style.

4. Farewell phones, attached to a cord, instead of our hand or head.


5. Once loved and adored, held up on a pedestal, billboards, race cars, own section in the grocery store…poor little gluten, now dead to many, a social pariah.

6. RIP, ‘Please’, ‘Thank You’, and ‘You’re Welcome’, now ghosts of civilities past.

7. Quiet time, without tweets, updates, texts, and emails has kicked the bucket…Remember? Probably not, with all the digital amnesia…

8. Showing up at your new neighbours with baked goods has shuffled off this mortal coil; no friendly greetings, just pepper spray, the police, and/or speech on food allergies.


9. Bereft of life are ‘Thank You’ notes, but I’m still thankful to people who say cardshark instead of cardsharp, so I can picture a shark playing poker.

10. Talking to plants is now pushin’ up the daisies, can’t we just text them, telling them 2 gro?

11. Not asking for gifts and money has kinda bought the farm – #gimme is society’s new hashtag.


12. Wobbly inside-out pools hidden under threads of Egyptian cotton; waterbeds gone to their watery grave.

13. Patience is at death’s door, but really, there’s nothing you could possibly have to do (or explain to a judge) that’s worth putting children at risk, on Halloween, or any time.
Please pay attention while driving, I promise that absolutely fascinating tweet, update, text, or email about:

  • how porcupines mate without stabbing each other,

  • the shape of dog’s poop,

  • a divine fat, gluten and dairy-free no-bake cheesecake recipe (can that still be called cheesecake?),


  • cats robbed of their dignity via the internet,

  • if Bon Jovi’s hair is still real (see #1),

  • which Kardashian is getting married or divorced (all of them),


  • if Taco Bell is health food (it’s not),

  • finding out who died on The Walking Dead (hint hint, no one, they’re actors),


  • Justin Bieber’s private parts (what part of private is hard to understand, Justin?),   

  • discussions about Donald Trump’s IQ (rich doesn’t equal smart)…

will all be there later, sadly. If not, what did you really miss?

I guess we make time to do the things we want to do, so I’ll save every blogging day ’til blog eternity passes away, just to spend them with you, dear readers.




Very me

220 thoughts on “If I Could Save Time In A Blog Bottle

      1. lol I can picture that.
        But I miss people having private conversations in their homes, and paying attention when they drive or walk instead of being on their phones. 🙂
        Hope this day is treating you kindly. 🙂


  1. Could you do anything else you would really enjoy more? I guess that’s the choice we all make. It does take time, but I think it’s been/will be worth it. I know your effort is worth it to me.

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  2. In a bottle or out, timey-wimey, sands of time, any time here reading your blog is well spent, Donna.
    But wait a minute… since when are big hair and hairspray dead? Not in my bathroom. Although… the way mine sticks out in all directions no matter how i try to convince it, it just might be zombie big hair… Hummm…
    Mega hugs!


    1. Awww, thanks, Teagan, you know I feel the same about any of your writing. 🙂
      Big hair might make a comeback, but at least there’s fewer aerosol cans to choke us. Zombie hair sounds scary, although looking in the mirror this morning, it might be a bloody improvement for me. 😉
      Hope this day flies by, dear one, so you can get back to writing. Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend. 🙂
      Megahugs!!! 🙂

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  3. It is so funny you would mention Thank You notes. I told Evelina yesterday I was going to send my neurologist a Thank You note and I had to wonder if they still printed them or if i would have to go to a specialty shop! Your posts are the best, keep up the great work!


      1. lol I watched the movie when I was a kid and had nightmares from it! I used to think he hid under my bed and that his long boney fingers would grab me! Ever since then I freak out when I see him. Maybe if he wore a kitty cat mask over his face I’d be okay lol


      2. It’s weird how movies from our childhood affect us. I watched a cheesy movie, ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ with George Hamilton of all people, so you know the acting must have just be outstanding, and for years every time someone waved I looked at their palms for the symbol in the movie which I now can’t remember, anyway, I know what you mean. 🙂
        ET would look cute as a kitty cat. 🙂

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      1. Well, people are strange and Andy Warhol even stranger, especially when played by Crispin “Hellion” Glover…I had nightmares from ‘The Doors’ too, but it was because they had Val Kilmer play Jim Morrison, why, why, why, Jason Patric would have been a perfect choice.
        Hope you get a good ‘Sleep’ tonight, Teagan, with less soup canny dreams. Megahugs!!! 🙂


    1. orangepondconnects: I don’t know if ET frightened me, but as a little kid I was both terrified of and loved the Hulk (TV show), specifically when Dr. Banner’s eyes would change and that music (hi-hat? crash cymbal? synthesizer? I don’t know what it was!). Argh; I think I might have hid behind the couch once or twice during those scenes (which were in every show at least once).

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      1. Now that you mention it, it seems to me ET looks kinda like an earthworm. One of the small ones that’s a lighter brown. I can see how that would be weird and wriggly and yucky for a lot of people, esp. kids!

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  4. How times have changed. Do our kids even know what we’re talking about anymore when nostalgia visits. How DID we pass the time before blogging took over? I used to read a lot more and even watch television once in a while. Now there’s nothing good on TV so I blog. Ha ha ha.
    It’s always time well-spent when I visit with you, Donna. ❤ ❤ ❤


    1. I guess times have always changed, but it doesn’t mean we don’t miss some of it when it’s gone. 😉
      Thank you kindly, Tess, it’s always time well-spent visiting with you as well. 🙂
      Hope this weekend treats you well. 🙂


    1. Thank you kindly. 🙂
      I was thinking more full combat, but that could get tricky between bus stops, especially if The Mountain is looking for a seat. 😉
      Hope this weekend treats you well. 🙂

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  5. I remember some hairspray company came out with watermelon scented spray and I stalked every drug store I could get to in order to find it.

    Now? Don’t even use the stuff. Maybe we need to revive the trend? 😀

    I am always torn between using my time to try to blog, or read blogs I like (hint hint), trying to figure out which is the better option for all involved. I just need more hours in the day, obviously.


    1. I have a vague memory of that, why do we want our hair to smell like fruit, with shampoo and hairspray and other products, who decided, hair should smell like fruit?
      I have a bottle so long it gathers dust… 😉
      I agree, I want to write, blog, live my life, but there are so many other blogs to read (hint hint). They need to find a way to condense activities or make the days longer. 🙂
      Hope this weekend treats you kindly. 🙂


  6. Reblogged this on ' Ace Social & Media News ' and commented:
    I totally understand that comment trying to get away from blogging, l now try to find ways to make my news more accessible and get away from being actually on the WP daily but like you l like talking to you – sorry people l mean and learning where they come from, their likes and dislikes and now l gear news based on them not always me.
    I am presently building with out knowing how an app or api that will allow anyone to share my news but becoming part of the interactive club. See you inspire me every time l see your #Donnamzing posts and lead me to write more and blog to reveal the vast array of knowledge that needs sharing.
    So thanks for being you 🌟 with lots of hugs and kisses 💕


    1. That’s a great idea, Ian, because the interaction is, I find the most unexpected, but amazing aspect of blogging. 🙂
      Thank you so much for reblogging this, I was feeling a tad nostalgic (I think it showed) and having a bit of fun at the same time (sure that showed too). 🙂
      Hope this day treats you kindly and have a great weekend. Big hugs! 🙂

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  7. This is genius. I love how you tied that all, seemingly random humor, into a Halloween PSA. I keep reading hoping I’ll learn from the master. Well and because you’re witty and funny.


      1. My last parting shot — I hope the Junior Bieber (Baby Bieber?) enjoys his fame and youth while they last. Yes, I’m looking forward to treats with no tricks. Same to you, D!


  8. Yep, no doubt about it, Donna, blogging takes a great deal of time. And I suspect, if we didn’t care about our readers as much as we do, I think we’d produce in more feverish burst of inspiration before hitting that proverbial wall while waiting for more inspiration to strike us. Thank goodness for our readers though, because they compel us to write more frequently, despite our hitting that wall where we don’t know what to write. Compulsive writing is a good thing. Have a good weekend, Donna.


    1. I think you’re quite right and we all have to decide how we spend our time. It’s certainly has reignited my love of writing and is showing me different ways of writing. 🙂
      Hope this weekend treats you kindly. 🙂


  9. Some are gone for good, thankfully. Some will make their way back, I hope. Everything seems to be connected to the gigantic clockworks in the sky, swinging back and forth on different pendulums at different paces. Blogging’s going to around for a while, Donna. What would we do with all our time???


  10. I didn’t get a chance to read your blog this morning before I went out so tonight it was a lovely treat on which to end a long week. I’m so glad you spend time blogging 🙂 Have enjoyed a good giggle and the great thing about coming late to read it is I get to read all the wonderful comments as well.


    1. I’m so pleased to hear that, Mary. I hope you have a relaxing weekend. 🙂
      That’s true, I’ve had some people say they wait so they can read the comments, there are a lot of amazing readers here, aren’t there? 🙂
      All the best and hope the weekend is filled with many treats. 🙂


      1. I promise it’s easier than you think. Just click on your blog or a specific post, then copy the link at the top in the address bar, then paste that link here and voila, more people find your blog. 🙂


  11. In the midst of your delightful turns of phrase, Darcy (“Time runs by us, screaming like a babysitter in a horror movie”), are some sobering observations about the disintegration of civility in modern culture.


    1. I know it’s not popular to discuss,many people seem to prefer to pretend everything is ‘just fine’, but in many ways, it’s not.
      Hope this day is treating you kindly. 🙂


  12. Reblogged this on Ms M's Bookshelf and commented:
    I’ve been following Darcy’s blog for some time now. She has an interesting, fun philosophy to share and does so with gusto. I hope you’ll enjoy this post from Yaddadarcyyadda for my Sunday reblog.


  13. I so hope manners and courtesies haven’t gone so far that they can’t return.And that civility is due to arrive back on people’s lips at any moment Donna. Lets start teaching chivalry in schools so that people start caring about each other again and seats can be offered -and accepted on the bus again..
    xxx Wishing you a Wonderful Week with Hugs Galore xxx


    1. I really hope so too, David, I hope as the pendulum swings one way it will swing back the other very soon. 🙂
      Hope you’re enjoying your ‘break’ and hope the upcoming week is filled with lovely moments. 🙂
      Massive monster hugs. 🙂


  14. ‘The shape of dog poop’… lol. Can’t say Iv’e noticed…mind you, I have as little to do with the doings as possible…That’s hubby’s job 😉
    (I do, however have a stunning photo of one of my dogs poops… because, you know…blogger. Never know when a poop shot might come in handy ;o)

    Please and Thank you… yup… replaced by ignorance, rudeness, and an attitude of I-have-right-of-way-so-why-should-I-thank-you! o_O

    Great list, great post. I enjoyed reading 🙂 #blogsharelearn


    1. It seems to be of interest to many people, actually the shape of all sorts of things… 😉
      You’re right, Kimmie, you never know when that’s going to come in handy (not in the hand-y). 🙂
      I miss civility, maybe that’s why I love period pieces, pastoral and all – the manners. 🙂
      Thank you kindly, yes, I waved back at you over on Elena’s blog, hi!!! 🙂
      Hope this week is good to you. 🙂


  15. Ah, how I miss good manners. On Friday I took a woman to task for letting a door swing back on me. Her excuse was that she hadn’t seen me, but I was watching her and knew she hadn’t even bothered to turn her head to see if someone was behind her. Sadly, she was also middle-aged, so it’s not the prerogative of the young.


  16. I laughed at the cardshark/cardsharp observation. I use those two interchangeably, which I probably shouldn’t. I love the Shark Playing Cards visual!

    You always help me put things into perspective with these posts. Thank you. 🙂


  17. Great post. So true. Unfortunately. Sorry, but #8 made me laugh (because of the image–true sentiment but that was an extremely unpleasant scene in the series). Also, I don’t know my neighbors. At all. I wrote a post about last year and nothing has changed. O_o


    1. Thank you kindly. Not a popular subject, but I miss civility. There were so many unpleasant scenes in that series(!). Yes, neighbours just aren’t what they used to be. But at least we have nice blogging neighbours (but very difficult to give them baked goods). 🙂 Hope this day treats you kindly, Sarah. 🙂


  18. and….

    I’ve given you my “Respect” Award for fellow bloggers who consistently reach out to other bloggers, offer support, are kind, struggle to understand differences in people, and who treat themselves and other people with kindness and respect.

    You don’t have to do anything for this award.

    You can choose to copy the Award Picture from my post and give the award to the people who have earned your respect or you can do nothing.

    This is my way of saying thank you.

    You have earned my respect.


    1. Thank you, Rob, not just for the award, but for thinking of me and in such lovely terms. 🙂
      Your mission is one that takes courage, but more, you know that respect will bring it to people as it needs to be brought.
      Take care and all the best, always. 🙂


    1. “The boys of the NYPD choir Still singing ‘Galway Bay’ And the bells are ringing Out for Christmas day”…love love love that song!
      Thank you, that Pogues earworm should replace all the other Christmas music today. 😉
      Except if Devo’s ‘Crack That Whip’ slips in… 😉
      Congrats on the award, yes, Richard is awesome and clearly has good taste. 😉
      Thank you for including my post as one of your favs, wow, so pleased and just excited! Thank you. 🙂
      Hope your son enjoys his train track, that was my son’s fav toy as a little one – Thomas and friends. And you just reminded me, I have to watch ‘Scrooged’, one of best Christmas movies ever (is it wrong Carol Kane is one of my fav parts? lol). 🙂
      Congrats again and thank you. 🙂
      Hope this week is treating you kindly. 🙂


  19. Hi Donna,
    I can’t stop blogging either– cat’s out of the bag. I was just thinking of these issues today.
    Thanks for bringing your post to the Blogger’s Pit Stop last week.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew


    1. I feel like it’s a blogging Godfather situation…I keep trying to get away but they keep pulling me back in. But honestly, I’m glad. Always happy to be at your wondrous #BloggersPitStop 🙂

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    1. Sorry, this got tossed into my Spam because WordPress is, sigh, WordPress.
      I’ve been having a lot of those days myself, Teagan and unfortunately nights too. I’m sending big hugs your way and anytime I can give anyone a smile, well, to be honest, it’s pretty selfish because that makes me smile. 🙂
      Hope this week is being kind to you, I’m playing catch-up and I’ll be visiting your blog soon. 🙂
      Massive time is a fickle mistress hugs xoxox


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