Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Fragments: Tidying, Testimonials and T shirts

I'm one of those hold outs who likes to reply to my commenters via email.  I have found of late, that I have a whole new crop of "no-reply@blogger"s  Many of my most loyal followers have linked their blogger accounts to their Google+ page and by doing so are now "no-reply@blogger."  Please check yours, I miss you!

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I cleared 9,000 emails out of my inbox this week. It was cathartic! For a time, I'd used Outlook, so things did not get deleted out of my gmail account. I didn't set it back up when my old laptop died, so I had a bit of catching up to do.  Nothing like cleaning out your inbox to make you grateful some people are not longer in your life... the frequency of emails from some people was smothering!

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As we were getting ready to watch some football last weekend, a commercial came on in which the spokesman was a certain former pro quarterback who is now having some...bladder problems.  He was touting a new pill that would fix things.  One of the customer testimonials included in the ad was from a poor guy having the same troubles... his name: Ken P.

I fell out laughing and still can't even type this without getting the giggles!  Ken P... in a prostate and bladder control commercial!


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My whole life, my father has slept in his underwear and a t-shirt. He is pretty discreet and always got up and immediately got dressed, so while we knew this, we never really saw it.  Somehow, it came up this week at the dinner table, leading The Girl to announce, "When Grandpa gets up he gets dressed right away so we don't see his tiny underwear!"

I think I have a junior version of my mother on my hands!
 
Mommy's Idea

20 comments:

torinelson said...

Haha. Oh, poor Ken P. When you gotta go, you gotta go, right?
Stopping by from SITS & Hope you have a great weekend!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

9000 emails?!!! Good lord, I'd be sooooooo deleting them as I go. rofl

Blond Duck said...

My dad used to wonder around the house in his underwear. I'm still scarred.

brainella said...

9,000 emails? Holy cow! How many did you actually keep?? I'm a habitual deleter. Needless to say, it sometimes it causes issues. :)

Ken P? Apparently Ken Can't P. :)

Happy Friday.

Wayne W Smith said...

I love when commercial writers get bored and put something in to amuse themselves.

Slamdunk said...

Poor grandpa. Just trying to get some rest and avoid the fashion critics...

Have a super weekend now that the email is under control.

Keetha Broyles said...


Your first paragraph, I couldn't have said it better myself! I HATE when it is a no-reply blogger. I don't think most of them even MEANT to link to google+ instead of their e-mail address. I know one of my regular commenters FOUGHT real hard with Google TRYING to keep her e-mail addy as the link in her name.

What I have done is collect the e-mail addresses of my frequent commenters in my address file so I can delete the "no reply" nonsense and insert their e-mail and still reply to them the e-mail way.

Diane said...

Many of the comments I get are from 'no-reply' bloggers. Drives me nuts. And you can choose the option to reply in your comment section on blogger now but even then the person is not notified by email so unless they actually come back and check the post again they never know you replied to them.

Too funny about the "tiny underwear"!

Khloé Belle Gadson said...

9,000 emails?
Was that a serious number or were you just exaggerating?

Love the granpa story.lol.

BTW, I'm hosting a cute Valentine's day giveaway on my blog.Please visit and pass the word around.

The Dose of Reality said...

Doesn't it feel GREAT to clean out your inbox??!!

LOVE the Grandpa story! Classic!!

Bee said...

I'm afraid to even know how many e-mails I've left in my Inbox!

I totally know that commercial! I never noticed that one of the guys was named "Ken P." though. lol

Andrea B. said...

*giggles*

The girl is a funny one. :>

Skoots1moM said...

kids and cute comments...
love 'em

nancygrayce said...

I reply to commenters by email too and it's so frustrating when they are no reply comments. I do think my blog may be somehow connected to google plus which by the way, I hate, but I never go to google+

Oh, gotta love that Ken P. I wonder if the poor man ever considered what he was doing?

Ha! My dad slept in his underwear and a t shirt too! Little girls do tend to tell all, gotta love that!
I feel so much better to know someone had 90000 emails! I never delete anything (email hoarder) but I don't think I have that many! :)

Have a great weekend!

Tettelestai said...

I don't have my account linked to G+, have you had trouble with mine?? Just curious.

My father is the same way, hubby however had to be taught to get dressed since we had a little girl running around here. I'm always afraid that someone will mistake him for Big Foot and shoot him ;-)

bill lisleman said...

Ken P. and Kant P. were brothers - you know?
I can't stand wearing pajamas and even the t-shirt is only for colder nights. Sorry if that was TMI.

Skoots1moM said...

thanks for stopping by my blog ;)

Mimi B said...

Ok, that is a ton of emails! I feel stressed out having more than 500 because I'm SO behind! The bladder control commercial is pretty amusing! And how fun to have a mini of your mom in your life! yay you! =)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That grandpa comment was hilarious! So was the Ken P!

Heather said...

Oh thank you for also being an email hoarder. I need you to come to my house and clean out my inbox!

Your little girl is so SAUCY!