Thursday Thirteen #18

Thursday, July 12th, 2007
36 Comments



Thirteen Things about Mark Caldwell and a few of the excuses for why he may not have left a comment on your Thursday Thirteen/Wordless Wednesday after you left one here. Mostly intended as humerous but a couple are pet peeves that crept into the list.

  1. It’s 3AM and I really need to go to bed.
  2. You’ve turned the comment link off or I can’t find the link to leave a comment because it’s been cunningly disguised as something else.
  3. You’ve posted something that I’d be embarrassed if someone came
    across my comment on or I wouldn’t want a potential employer at some
    unspecified future time to see I’d commented on.
  4. I got distracted by something shiny on your blog and forgot to leave a comment.
  5. You’ve so many comments that the comments page crashed my web browser and then my PC locked up and my broadband connections maxed out for the rest of the month.
  6. Your kids/sister/mother/brother/third cousin twice removed look swell and sounds really great but my comment has a 25% chance of making me sound like a stalker so I’ll just move along
  7. Your Captcha image or other anti spam device has proved I’m a machine and not a person because I can’t crack it.
  8. About 1000 people have already left the comment I was going to leave and I can’t think of anything to say, I really want to leave something meaningful not just the blogging equivalent of “good luck in your new job” on a leaving card.
  9. I’m can tell your opinion is strongly held and I support your right to say what you have to say but I just don’t agree with you and I don’t want to get into a fight about it.
  10. Ooops Sorry I Erm Forgot.
  11. I can’t find your Thursday Thirteen or Wordless Wednesday blog post because you left a link to something else and I can’t see how to get to your blog from it. In fact I spent 10 minutes looking and I’m pretty convinced your spamming TT or WW to get hits which is pretty sad because your not going to get that many but hey its your life so if that’s how you want to spend it.
  12. I’m having a snit with the world and I don’t want to dump my bad mood on you.
  13. The dog ate my comment.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Shannon
2. Tink
3. The Gal Herself
4. Crystal
5. Friday’s Child
6. Blogaritaville, USA
7. burntofferings
8. Janet
9. Lisa
10. DK Raymer
11. Jen
12. This Eclectic Life
13. Crimson Wife
14. karen (miscmum)
15. Julie
16. Leah
17. Lady Rose
18. Fence
19. Sue
20. Jessica The Rock Chick
21. TeaMouse
22. Danielle
23. Suprina
24. Joy T.
25. katherine.
26. Stine
27. pussreboots
28. Chris
29. Dawn
30. Lori
31. boliyou
32. natalie
33. bichonpawz
34.

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36 Responses to Thursday Thirteen #18

bichonpawz Saturday, July 14th, 2007

You deserve an award for this TT...Great!

Natalie Friday, July 13th, 2007

One thing I don't like is music that automatically starts blaring out when I open a blog. I'd much rather have the music be optional.

Happy TT!

boliyou Friday, July 13th, 2007

All legitimate excuses. I may borrow a few.

Lori's Light Extemporanea Friday, July 13th, 2007

Way too funny! Of course, #5 never happens to me, but it's a nice thought anyway.

How about #14: I have a life that requires that I attend to it every so often?

dawn Friday, July 13th, 2007

I am not even going to pretend to read all 31 comments before me, so I won't know if I said what they did. I have gotten better at writing witty comments on blogs even when I have nothing to say, but when I don't, I do fall back on some of the excuses, er I mean reasons you mentioned for not commenting. Great list.

And I would understand if you had nothing to say about my TT on laundry, not all guys are into domestic stuff.

Thomma Lyn Thursday, July 12th, 2007

DANG, what a good list! Can I borrow it? (Well, substitute "cats" for "dogs" in #13...)

#2, 7, and 12 get my goat and keep me from commenting sometimes, too!

Happy TT!

FindingYourPath Thursday, July 12th, 2007

I was gona leave a comment but I just forgot.

Thanks for the read

Mitch

Lavender Thursday, July 12th, 2007

LOL - well I got a quality comment from you on my WW and I dont do the TT thing -so No Worries Mate!
I love your excuses and share some of them - the others Id like to borrow sometime.
Cheers!

Chris Thursday, July 12th, 2007

#s 2 & 11 are my pet peeves as well. Fun list, happy TT!

pussreboots Thursday, July 12th, 2007

But you did leave a comment -- hours before I got around to leaving my comment. LOL! Happy TT.

Stine Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Hehe - was going to return the favor and NOT comment, but your comment link came up and hit my index finger...

katherine. Thursday, July 12th, 2007

this sorta list makes leaving a commnent somewhat intimidating...smile.

Joy T. Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Even though I could be #12 right now, I'm going to comment as much as possible for TT. Now. Let me go see if I can crack the word verification you've got here so this comment will go through. Great list. I can relate to a lot of them!

Suprina Thursday, July 12th, 2007

I laughed at a lot of those! What a Awesome TT13!
I just might have to snagg a few!

Danielle Thursday, July 12th, 2007

I love it!!!
Great idea for a TT.

Be well and enjoy the day.

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TeaMouse Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Ok, they are all pretty great excuses and some from time to time are why I don't comment - but bar none the favorite excuse for me is 'my dog ate it'...cute post.

Sue Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Hahaha! First let me say thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment .. :) For me sometimes I am far too busy to get around to everyone one, and then I feel incredibly guilty. :( Great list, made me smile especially the dog eating the comment! Happy TT

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel Thursday, July 12th, 2007

I'm dyslexic and those word verification things make me so frustrated, I sometimes just don't bother.

Fence Thursday, July 12th, 2007

lol, all totally valid reasons. I always try and leave a comment before reading the previous comments, otherwise I'll feel that "oh well, someone else said it" and may not post.

Happy T13

Lady Rose Thursday, July 12th, 2007

This is my favorite thurs 13 so far this week hehehe

Leah Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Excuses, excuses. Good one.
I surely can use a few of those. This comment can rank as close to #1

Julie Thursday, July 12th, 2007

#9 - happens to me all the time.

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Miscellaneous-Mum Thursday, July 12th, 2007

What a great list!!! I love it. Let me say, I feel like you a whole lot sometimes..........

Crimson Wife Thursday, July 12th, 2007

I hate when the anti-spam thing gets all wonky!

This Eclectic Life Thursday, July 12th, 2007

I am so with you on some of these. Excellent rant, Mark. One would think you were menopausal, because you did that so well LOL! I'm going to add a link to it.

Jenny McB Thursday, July 12th, 2007

The whole looking for the comment link makes me feel stupid and inadequate as a blogger, not really, but it sounded wordy. I wanted to make my comment meaningful for you so that you will come to my blog and link for ever more and then maybe I can get you to link on my ad links, because we all know that we all do that...Okay, so that may have been snide, but your list is excellent and as others already mentioned, music would be the only addition.
Wow, I think this was the longest comment I have ever left about comments....

DK Thursday, July 12th, 2007

"I got distracted by something shiny on your blog" - that's great! That happens to me A LOT. And if there are blinky thingies going on, well I've got to leave; I feel like I'm on a carnival midway. Thanks for the great list this week and for stopping by.
Have a fabulous Thursday!
DK

Lisa Thursday, July 12th, 2007

I am so with you on #2 and #7!

Happy Thursday (hopefully mine isn't annoying!)

Janet Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Love #2! I'm getting less patient with that. Make is easier, haysus! My top reason for not leaving a comment is if you have music on your blog...I'm gone!

Bernie Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Well, where do I start?

My first time here, so no, I will not post anything about how good/bad your blog looks...

Your one and pnly photo is a little dark, so I can't say you take great photo's...

I suspect you might be either a train buff, or a person who likes to look at clouds, or an incarnation of the two (as I see you have a cloud that looks suspiciously like a steam engine... ;) )...

You appear to be quite witty, this is evident in how you have composed this TT, and I commend you for it!

Loved the list, so please stop by, if your stomach can handle it, and check out our list (I hope you like needles as there is a couple of references to these...)!

Blogaritaville, USA Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Are you a mind reader? Cause I have had thought each and everyone of those things.

FRIDAY'S CHILD Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

You may not visit me often, but your excuses are acceptable. Great list too.
My T13 is up too.

Crystal Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

lol, awesome 13!! Some wonderful excuses and some VERY valid pet peeves in there as well!!

The Gal Herself Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

I LOVE #9. You have no idea how many idiots will respond to a post about a book by saying, "I never read it because it sounded boring," or to a movie with, "I never heard of it." Then why comment, you wretched idiot? Take your lead from Impworks/Mark and just move on.

Tink Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

#13: I have two dogs, that do that ALL the time! ;-)
My TT lists thirteen things I can’t (or don’t want to…) live without.

Shannon Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Great excuses! Can I borrow a few? I know I have that dumb word verification on my site...but I can NEVER enter the right combo in on anyone else's page. They make me nuts.

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