Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New feature!!!! Never before attempted.

(pre-script: To get the most out of this post, read it as the song "Loving a person," by Sara Groves, plays. Go click it on on the playlist at the bottom of this page, then come back and resume reading...I'll wait...) (...still waiting...)

I'm going to add a feature to this blog, wherein I write the thoughts that Derek shares with me after a particular post. I realize that a lot of people read blogs but don't leave comments, but Derek is the only one who lives in my house, so I get to hear his thoughts about the post even when he doesn't leave comments. Often, Derek's thoughts go something like "I don't understand the poem" or "I really love the poem" or "That's funny!" or "Why did you edit that picture that way? Why is my face blue? Didn't you want to straighten it? The engineer in me just wants it straightened."*
I will post his comments to me in the comments section, so if you want to see them, you'll have to click on where it says "comments" at the bottom of the post. I'll give you another example...Yesterday, Derek said "I like the picture at the top. I liked it a lot, actually. At first, I just saw the fingers, I didn't even SEE the eye, and then I saw the eye, and it just added a whole new dimension to the picture." Me:"Oh, so the picture illustrated what the words were saying." D:"Hey, yeah, I didn't even THINK about THAT!" (he absolutely adores this picture.**)

*But Derek, we don't actually live in a straight world...and yes, I kept it crooked on purpose...and yes, I like the blue right where it is.

**Just kidding.


Francesca said...

i'm confused, will derek's comments be their own post, like this? or each time you will put his comment in the comment section. either way i'm all for it, he cracks me UP.

sara said...

You guys are such silly kids - keeping it spicy with the family blog!!

Renee said...

I think Derek likes his own pic because he is looking at his guns AKA: Muscle. You look at it and wonder what he is looking at, then you realize it his manly arms and now you are looking at them. How narcissistic.

Val said...

You caught me!! I have to admit that I am one of those who always reads your blog but sometimes I don't have time to leave a comment at the time that I read it. But then you get like 6 comments from me at once on various posts once I finally do sit down to comment (like right now). Better late then never I guess, right?

Michelle said...

Francesca, no, they will only be in the comments section from now on. And he cracks me up, too, that's why I'm doing it. I think his comments are too good and the world needs to hear them.

It aint all about the cabinets said...

So I guess I need to be more careful about what I say, eh?

(I through in the "eh" because it's hockey season, and some times it just fits. Besides that, it rhymes.)

First of all - soooo kidding about the picture. I remember coming home from work that day, I sat on the floor and it took a while to find the energy to get back up. Never really bothered to size up the guns, but thanks for noticing Renee, and I do like the tat (good thing for me, eh?). But the little piece, a tuft perhaps, of hair kind of ruins the whole thing for me. Oh well.

Well, here's to verbal and non-verbal blog commenting....