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he rarely comes around

January 23, 2009

this is a test.

i have come to realize that my husband, brent, rarely comments here. why? i dunno.

now, if i link to him in a post he is quick to make his presence. otherwise…nuttin. so, i’m not gonna link to him right now, just talk about him, then i’m gonna see how long it takes brent to get around to reading and commenting on my blog today.

now, don’t you go tellin him what i’m doing, ya hear?!?! i will find out. i have my ways πŸ˜‰

while we’re waiting his arrival, lets play “have you ever…”

i’ll start by asking a have you ever question and you answer it. then, you ask your own have you ever for the next commenter…and so on….

have you ever…talked about someone then got caught?

109 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2009 1:10 am

    I’m usually just a stalker here, but decided to get involved :-).

    Yes, many, many times…I used to be quite the gossiper.

    have you ever….cheated on your taxes? (good time of season for such a question)

  2. January 23, 2009 1:58 am

    I don’t make enough money worth to cheat on them (NOT that I would do it anyway LOL)

    Have you ever been in a hot tub and then got out… jumped into a freezing cold lake and then went back in the hot tub again? (I have and its fun LOL yet dangerous LOL don’t get any ideas kids)

  3. Jim2 permalink
    January 23, 2009 4:22 am

    nope, I grew up in the desert, so no opportunity for “ice cold lake” hot tub into a much colder pool, yes, but I suspect that is nowhere near the same effect.

    have you ever “rolled” someone’s house?

  4. January 23, 2009 4:26 am

    Yep, rolled many homes!

    But have you ever rolled a POLICE STATION?!

  5. January 23, 2009 7:51 am

    no, but I have rolled the Police car.

    Have you ever hit a police car with a snowball?

  6. January 23, 2009 8:14 am

    (hahaha! Drew doesn’t read my blog unless I’m outta town… I should come to Oregon more often. I bet if you spent a week here, Brent would read your blog more too. hhhmmmm…….)

  7. January 23, 2009 8:37 am


    Have you ever got so drunk that you made a fool of yourself?

  8. January 23, 2009 8:45 am

    Yes. It was called college. πŸ™‚

    Have you ever used a comment section to try to guilt Brent into commenting on your blog too? [Brent: it’s

  9. January 23, 2009 9:21 am

    [very funny!!!]

  10. Heidi permalink
    January 23, 2009 9:45 am

    Have you ever had the same blog post count as your friend?? (ha!!)

  11. January 23, 2009 9:49 am

    why, yes. yes i have πŸ˜‰ (so weird!)

    have you ever walked out of a public restroom with toilet paper stuck on you?

  12. Heidi permalink
    January 23, 2009 10:09 am

    Me too.. (:)I’m glad I love her)

    yes’m and it wasn’t TP!!!

    Have you slurped soup in public?

  13. January 23, 2009 11:03 am


    Have you ever been constipated? THE TRUTH!!!!

    Tam, that’s so funny that you mention Brent never coming around your blog. My husband is the same way. You know what my theory has always been about that, and what I joke with him about? I tell him that he doesn’t come around because he’s just jealous that my blog stats stomp his. πŸ˜‰ haha! Of course, unless I make more time to blog again, I won’t be able to say that long.

  14. January 23, 2009 11:44 am

    girl, my life is constipated! so, yup! no seriously – uh-huh 😯

    have you ever wondered why there is an over the counter 1 day AND 3 day option for yeast infection relief?

  15. January 23, 2009 11:45 am

    [UPDATE: mr. inProgress has been on his computer ALL. DAY. LONG. still hasnt checked in here]

  16. January 23, 2009 11:51 am

    OH my gosh Tam. I spend forever carefully crafting an answer to the constipation question only to refresh before I send and get a Gyne-Lotrimin question? What’s with you people today?

    Yes. I have ever wondered that. The reason is so they can charge you more for convenience. Poor people have to suffer through the regimen for three days. If you’re really broke, you have to do it for seven. Satisfied?

    Have pretended not to be home to avoid an unwanted guest?

  17. January 23, 2009 11:51 am

    That’s “Have you ever pretended you weren’t home to avoid an unwanted guest?

  18. January 23, 2009 11:57 am

    (Q #11 = unnecessary. COMPLETELY unnecessary)

  19. January 23, 2009 12:44 pm

    believe it or not, mark and I always complain “you didn’t read my blog today…you didn’t comment on my blog…”. You hurt the ones you love the most – ha!

    Anita, yes…it was actually my in-laws and I felt bad afterward!!!!

    Have you ever checked your technorati rating over 20 times in one day?

  20. January 23, 2009 1:14 pm


    How in the world would I comment here, when there is already so much wisdom!!!

  21. January 23, 2009 1:15 pm

    Actually, it’s because I expend all my words on Twitter.

  22. January 23, 2009 1:22 pm

    B: who tipped you off about this post? hmmm….

  23. January 23, 2009 1:26 pm

    Actually, I was making my “family’ blog rounds and saw this lovely post.

    Mark Thomas asked me on Twitter, but I’d already found it.

    I’m hurt…deeply hurt πŸ™‚

  24. January 23, 2009 1:34 pm

    mark thomas is in deep doo-doo!

  25. January 23, 2009 1:36 pm

    oh, hey brent.

  26. January 23, 2009 1:45 pm

    He doesn’t comment on here because he is not a MOM and this is a MOM BLOG!!!

  27. January 23, 2009 1:50 pm

    I blame my state of mind. Only a few hours of sleep the past three nights among other things today. I plead insanity!

  28. January 23, 2009 1:56 pm

    “mom blog”?!?
    Are you KIDDING? 5th Street… You need to re-categorize your feed-reader.

  29. January 23, 2009 2:02 pm

    Alright Mandy, Don’t get me started…. Trust me, this IS!!

  30. January 23, 2009 2:07 pm

    Mark – watch your back.

    5th place πŸ‘Ώ you have NO idea what you’re talking about.

  31. January 23, 2009 2:14 pm

    5th Place??? Who is 1st you?????


  32. January 23, 2009 2:17 pm

    Tam: I… I… *sigh*

  33. January 23, 2009 2:17 pm

    5th place – psh. Yah!

    And would you please remind me…what constitutes a “mom blog”?

  34. January 23, 2009 2:25 pm

    You know I can’t say. There has been a court order on me about that!!!

    Trust me. I did the top 5 ways you know you have a mom blog, and you’re not a 5 point mom blog but you are up there!!

  35. January 23, 2009 2:26 pm

    Mom blog: anyone over 35 that has a teenage daughter and drives a 4 door jeep.

  36. Heidi permalink
    January 23, 2009 2:32 pm

    mom blog?? here?? no way…

    this is a HOME where we can let our hair down and relax, laugh, cry and even discuss a meaty subject… and laugh some more….

    No restrictions (k, some) and we can even come with our pj’s on.

    Better than any Panera or Starbucks!!!

    Although a Carmel Macc. does sound good right now …mmmmm..

  37. January 23, 2009 2:38 pm

    “this is a HOME where we can let our hair down and relax, laugh, cry and even discuss a meaty subject…” = Mom Blog

  38. January 23, 2009 2:41 pm

    Papa. You too?!

    Heidi. Thank you Sis!

    5th place. Right. So I’m NOT a mom blog. Thought so. Dork.

  39. January 23, 2009 2:42 pm

    Have you ever…..stuck your foot in your mouth?

  40. January 23, 2009 2:45 pm

    Have I??? how many times today??

    Mom Blog!!

  41. January 23, 2009 2:56 pm

    This is why I don’t comment over here πŸ™‚

    And the author of this blog is a stinkin’ hot Mom…

  42. January 23, 2009 3:01 pm

    brent – if 5th place left would you comment more???

  43. January 23, 2009 3:07 pm

    I don’t mind mom blogs…not saying that this is one πŸ˜‰

  44. January 23, 2009 3:08 pm

    mark – groveling???

  45. January 23, 2009 3:10 pm

    I will continue to be the loving supportive husband that smiles every time you write a post. That feels a sense of awe when you care for a fellow blogger. That sacrifices my voice on this blog…so that yours is heard loud and clear. Because this space is all about you. And I’d never want to take any of that from you. I will continue to read humbly and learn from your great wisdom. At times I will interject, but only to support you and your thoughts, so as not to place any attention on me. If I feel that my thoughts will shine brighter, I will choose not to respond. Because it is far better, and my life’s goal, to see ‘inProgress” glow with your brilliance.


  46. January 23, 2009 3:11 pm

    someone get that boy a Golden Globe Award!

    then get me a puke bucket! STAT!!!

  47. January 23, 2009 3:12 pm

    @Tam: not groveling, just playing an honest card.

    @P. Brent: Wow, that was touching…I think.

  48. January 23, 2009 3:13 pm

    Love you too πŸ™‚

  49. January 23, 2009 3:13 pm

    I drove up the comments on this mom blog today sister!!

  50. January 23, 2009 3:14 pm

    mark – then you can stay πŸ˜‰

  51. January 23, 2009 3:16 pm

    Thx Tam. Over 50 comments is great, some of us are happy with 2!

  52. January 23, 2009 3:22 pm

    I saw what you did!!!

    Quite changing my name!!

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  54. January 23, 2009 3:36 pm

    This just reached the next level. I love what’s happening here.

  55. January 23, 2009 3:38 pm

    You are coming into town next week woman and you have to sleep sometime!!!!

  56. January 23, 2009 3:45 pm

    yup mark – you just dont mess with a MOM. you’ll soon see πŸ™‚

  57. January 23, 2009 3:47 pm

    Oh, I’m seeing. I just try to stay out of the way.

  58. January 23, 2009 3:51 pm

    I’m going to shave your hair while you sleep!!

  59. January 23, 2009 3:57 pm

    dude – you cant come over here, start a ruckus, allow me to get back at you – and then STILL wanna start sumpin. you cant play that way.

    we can call a truce now.

  60. Giant Idiot permalink
    January 23, 2009 3:58 pm

    This is greatness. Good job Brian. I especially liked your response to Heidi about this being a Mom blog. You used her own words against her solid.

  61. January 23, 2009 4:00 pm

    “against her solid”


  62. January 23, 2009 4:01 pm

    Nothin like a good ole’ fashion blog war.

  63. January 23, 2009 4:15 pm

    You have to be running out of things by now!

  64. January 23, 2009 4:17 pm

    No truce, I never give up! Even if you keep changing my name!!

    You have a MOM BLOG!!

  65. January 23, 2009 4:25 pm

    MOM BLOG!!!!

  66. January 23, 2009 4:26 pm

    MOM BLOG!!!! MOM BLOG!!!!

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  73. January 23, 2009 4:31 pm

    (ignore him and he’ll go away)

  74. January 23, 2009 4:32 pm

    Shouldn’t you and Brent be having this conversation over Twitter? πŸ˜‰

  75. January 23, 2009 4:35 pm

    mandy – no such luck πŸ˜•

    carl – i dont think he could handle it πŸ˜‰

  76. January 23, 2009 4:41 pm

    Mandy I’ll never go away.

    Does Carl think I’m Brent????

  77. Heidi permalink
    January 23, 2009 4:51 pm

    Are you taunting me?? Using her words against her solid. That sounds a little ohnever mind.

    So what is the definition of a mom blog? Do you have a dad blog because you can belch or something?

    Cmn….. I’ll play!!

    (wait a min I got to put a Bounce sheet in the dryer…)

  78. January 23, 2009 4:54 pm

    Tam that last name was weak! Are you running out of ideas??

  79. January 23, 2009 4:56 pm


    A mom blog is explained on my blog!!

    5th Street

  80. Heidi permalink
    January 23, 2009 4:56 pm

    WEAK?? Ok bring it on!!!

  81. January 23, 2009 4:59 pm

    One of the inprogess menions has come to defend her!!!

  82. January 23, 2009 5:00 pm

    I said TAM that was weak!

  83. Heidi permalink
    January 23, 2009 5:04 pm

    Now I totally get it.. thanks for the edumucation.(Ca word for education)

    I’ll let it rest.

    Tam is still not a mom blogger!!!

    and if she is… oh well… I still think she’s amazing!! and this is where I call home.

  84. January 23, 2009 5:07 pm

    Tam is a mom blog!!

  85. January 23, 2009 5:21 pm

    I spelled minion correct, you changed it!!

  86. January 23, 2009 5:22 pm

    NO! i did NOT!

    that was ALL YOU!!!

  87. January 23, 2009 5:29 pm

    The truth is not in you!

  88. January 23, 2009 5:32 pm

    honest! youve been spelling it wrong all day.

  89. January 23, 2009 5:34 pm

    I was born without toenails!!! Thanks, you are rude!

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  91. January 23, 2009 5:48 pm

    @5th: dude, I just read your post on mom blogs…. totally my blog. 😯

    I think Tam only meets one of those points though? πŸ˜†

    Otherwise….as you were. This great entertainment for us who are trying to ignore the kids. πŸ˜‰

  92. January 23, 2009 5:49 pm


    “this IS great entertainment….”


  93. January 23, 2009 5:52 pm

    Brandi Which point do you think Tam is?

  94. January 23, 2009 5:54 pm

    5th place – i MIGHT be point 5. not sure tho. but that is IT!

  95. January 23, 2009 6:01 pm


    You are point 5 and 3. And your kids are not in your banner but they are in your front page! Do maybe point 4 too.

  96. January 23, 2009 6:12 pm

    point 5 “You have ever used the words β€œcute,” β€œadorable” or β€œsweet husband” in one of your posts.”

    may have used the word “cute” once when describing your toe-nail-less feet (in a very creepy way). but other than that. nope.

    point 3 “You have minions. In other words you can ramble on about nothing and your mindless commenters eat it up!”

    nope. my stats have dropped dramatically. so, this isnt true.

    point 4 “You include pictures of your kids on the title banner of your blog!”

    nope, again. theyre not in the banner.

    moving on….

  97. January 23, 2009 6:24 pm

    You almost made it to 100… so sad!!

  98. Heidi permalink
    January 23, 2009 6:37 pm


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    January 23, 2009 6:37 pm


  100. Heidi permalink
    January 23, 2009 6:38 pm

    It!!….. Remember I am watching and have her back!!

  101. January 23, 2009 8:43 pm

    I think she’s number 5. But that’s it. πŸ˜†

  102. January 23, 2009 11:23 pm

    Returning to a little sanity for a moment (JUST a moment folks! πŸ˜› ) Did i hear Brent correctly back in the thirty-something comments i think it was.. did he say he’d hold back on being his best here so you could shine your brightest???

    Didn’t you cover that stuff in a previous post? What was the final verdict on that type of chauvinism?? πŸ‘Ώ

    Ok back to the motley ( that’s 5th place, not you Hun) πŸ™‚


  103. January 23, 2009 11:34 pm

    haha!!! love – you know brent – he was brown nosing. BIG time!

    hey there mate!

  104. January 24, 2009 7:36 am

    (I’m a little late to play this game, huh? But Charlie only reads the cashier letters and then only if I make him sit down to do it. And then he’s glad he did. πŸ™‚

  105. January 24, 2009 8:14 am

    What???? Why get back on track??

  106. January 24, 2009 4:07 pm

    Lol… this was entertaining and fun to catch up on to say the least LOL… I’ve read numerous Mom blogs and this isn’t one… its great and I love it… not that I don’t love the mom blogs cuz I might have me a mom blog one day but yeah… I think the conclusion is nay on the mom blog LOL

    I also love Brent’s sarcasm about why he doesn’t comment on your posts LOL… so funny…

  107. January 24, 2009 7:37 pm

    At the risk of putting fuel on a rapidly dying ‘fire’…

    and also of giving Fifth Estate some badly needed credibility… πŸ˜‰

    I feel compelled to point out that, technically, he is right…

    This is Tam’s blog and she’s the best damn (am i allowed to say damn here??) Mom i know of on this or any other planet!! And has the Kids and ‘almost’ trained husband to prove it (some of us men just can’t ever be trained well enough!)

    = Mom Blog. (Semantically speaking)

    just not entirely ABOUT being a Mom though. Otherwise i would not drop by nearly as much as i do – naturally πŸ˜€


  108. January 27, 2009 4:43 pm

    Oh my lands!! I missed those names! That was a GREAT laugh just now … :lol::


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