time to delurk!

i’ve noticed a drop in comments lately, and apparently that has been felt across the blogosphere. in order to encourage those who may be visiting our blogs but not feeling comfortable enough to comment, tomorrow is the great mofo delurk of ’07. i know i have people visiting here, and i’d like to get to know you! so, tomorrow (and every day afterward), comment and let me know who you are so i can visit your blog too!


after upgrading my wordpress platform today (and having a minor panic attack when it looked like i’d screwed up and lost everything) and after struggling *forever* to get the stupid sideblog plugin working, i finally succeeded on both. there is such a feeling of satisfaction from figuring out something that has stumped you. now if i can just get my old template to work…

birthday wishes

today is lisanne’s birthday! go over and send her some birthday wishes!

rockin’ girls

i have been nominated by chas for the rockin’ girl blogger award. i am quite honored by this. this is what chas had to say:

Cady just seems like a really down to earth girl. She is coming upon her first wedding anniversary in a couple of months, and reading her blog reminds me of my life just after I’d gotten married. She is thinking about babies in the near future, and I am eagerly anticipating her blog becoming a pregnancy blog! She keeps it real w/ her password protected posts…she just lays all of her insecurities and emotions right there on the table, so to speak. Oh, and she’s from my hometown and loved New Kids on the Block when she was little…what’s not to like!?!

now i get to nominate five rockin’ girls of my own. i picked some of my favorite reads who i don’t think have been nominated yet. i think all the bloggers i read are rockin’, so it was hard for me to decide. here they are in no particular order:

liz at need your pillow fluffed: liz got married a few months before i did last year. i was able to follow her through her wedding plans and now through her pregnancy with her first daughter. liz is also a fellow cat owner, and really reminds me of myself.

stacey at i need a [permanent] vacation: stacey is one of my good friends. i love reading her blog because her posts are very well-written and humorous. she’s funny and sarcastic when she wants to be, and she cracks me up. she also is a fellow cat owner too and loves posting about her beautiful cat, anna.

laura at love this life: laura does what her title suggests. she loves life and lets us read all about it. she also loves her family, who she recently moved away from, and her friends. i love reading about all the fun and crazy times she has, and i love how she loves to post pictures. oh, and laura lives in d.c. now, which is near where i used to live in maryland, so i can reminisice when i read her d.c./maryland-centered posts.

janet at love is blonde: janet also lives in d.c., and she is another newlywed who is now househunting with her hubby. i love reading her well-written, witty posts. janet also does a nifty love/hate post every friday, which i have yet to participate in on a regular basis. i never feel as creative as she is. 🙂

sara at this is the story of a girl: sara happens to be a friend of joe’s from high school. how crazy is that? she is planning her wedding for next year, and i love reading about her plans and seeing pictures of things she’s chosen so far (like her dress and dresses for her bridesmaids). she also happens to have three of the cutest kids ever. 🙂

there you go! now, you guys pass on your nominations to five people!

and now, i’m back offline

our directtv was hooked up today. that’s the good news. the technician also happened to disconnect our internet while he was at it. that’s the bad news. it’s going to cost us $20 to have it reconnected. that’s even worse news. it’s not that $20 is a lot to pay; it’s the principle. it’s the fact that i have to pay for something someone else did.

i had a great moving story complete with pictures to share, but that will have to wait. blah on directtv.

comment problems

for some reason, when there are no comments on a post with my new purple theme, there’s no way to leave a comment. it just says, “thanks for your comment.” does anyone out there know how to fix that? if so, please let me know!