Friday, March 20, 2015

Bonehead Confessions


Once you reach adulthood, a certain air of confidence settles around you. And then, you do something that is totally boneheaded. 

One of my great pleasures is visiting other people's blogs and websites. Nothing is quite so entertaining as peeking into someone else's little slice of reality or to see the world through their words and thoughts. Remember, however, that we all process information differently. We all have different parameters of acceptable. For instance, I try to have fun with my stuff; I never take myself too seriously. There's no reason to post anything that I wouldn't show to anyone; there's a lot of young people in my world. In the end, I'm hoping I leave a PG internet footprint. 

You'll notice that there's also a lot of writers that I follow or follow me. Language is used symbolically...metaphorically. I was reading a very entertaining blog that had the word "nude" in the title. It made total sense, in the way it was used, that the word most likely meant unadorned, or exposed. The hilarious post reflected on a funny aspect of life and people who fall in the Wally Mart moronic minions. 

Then I logged onto my dashboard and looked at the list of blogs I'm following yesterday; I thought I'd catch up on my reading on my day off. The blog picture rolls by...it's a nude. That's right, peeps - it actually had nudity. Just last week, Blogger had a message that it was shutting down certain types of blogs that contained offensive material or nudity. I thought: "Hmmm...offensive is kinda tough to nail down, but I've never seen a blog with nudity..."

Mark this life event: adult confidence - gone.

Now, I'm frantic. How do I unfollow? Like IMMEDIATELY. Funny thing about being frantic - it makes some people more prone to making mistakes. I'll bet I read the instruction online six times and kept fumbling with the settings, sheesh! Finally, I figured it out. 

I'm a bonehead.

(I'm thinking BONEHEAD might be a good once-a-month bloghop...everyone is a bonehead at one time or another. Whaddaya think?)





66 comments:

  1. I try to keep my posts under .5X . But sometimes X can be pretty funny like the guy that tries to shoot a bottle rocket from his butt and fails.

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    1. I'd have to agree on that one. I do like insanity; it's hard to turn away from that.

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    2. That bottle rocket thing doesn't work??? Uh, oh, I better get outside.....

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  2. If you went to their blog, find the block with all the followers and click on it (like when you followed them first). It'll probably ask you to login. From there, you should see an unfollow or unsubscribe button. If that doesn't work, send me an email and I'll walk you through it step by step. :)

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    1. Eventually, I figured that out, ha ha. It was my first "unfollow." Most of the time, I will click on a blog I've never visited if it has an interesting title. Especially a funny one. I'll be more careful...now that I realize I'm a bonehead and all.

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  3. That's how I felt when people fussed at me for not allowing email responses to my comments.......

    "Bonehead Extraordinaire!"

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    1. Ha ha ha...that is not something I'd ever call you. :-)

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  4. I haven't done anything boneheaded yet, but I've been up only a half hour.

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    1. Best answer; perfect, in fact! Ha ha ha.

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    2. Yup, that answer got the big win.

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  5. As one of those blogs that recently used the word "nude" I would like to say you will never see it become a nudity blog. Not while Hilary and Pelosi are around. Or me, for that matter.

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    1. I think everyone creative outlet should reflect who they are...there's only so many places left where you can do that.

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    2. (I work with a lot of young people...ere on the side of caution)

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    3. And you definitely won't see ME nude.
      Because then your computer will catch on fire.

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  6. The cat is nude all the time, but that is our extent to nudity. We'll show zombie feet though, which may be worse lol

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    1. The nude cat ... how did I miss that?

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  7. Does Blogger just assume that once you have clicked on a title that you actually want to follow? I've always picked the ones I find interesting. But glad you were able to get out of the loop. As for being boneheaded, I'm with Angel...too early to have pulled anything stupid off so far today. Have a great weekend!

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    1. I followed, based on the posts I read that were funny and clever (they still are). I didn't pay attention to the whole thing and actually, that's not like me.

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  8. Regarding how to do things on Blogger, the proper advice is:

    'When in Danger
    Or in Doubt
    Run in Circles
    Scream and Shout!'

    Eventually, you will collapse on the couch (or bed), exhausted, and the answer will come to you in an dream. I think. I think I must run in circles and scream for a moment or two...

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    1. Please, oh please, film it and we'll start a Flipside YouTube channel.

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  9. Sometimes I feel as if bonehead was my middle name. So don't despair, you've plenty of company.

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  10. Waiitttttttttttttttt....Junie says she prays for you. I see nothing amiss here.
    Okay, I'm going to go look for that 'nude' thing now.
    For research, of course.

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    1. Of course...what else could it be?

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  11. I have an art background and from time to time discuss famous paintings. Sometimes these are nudes. I hope Blogger doesn't shut me down.

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    1. Blogger backtracked on that, but I don't know what started it or stopped it.

      I have no problem with art nudes - you can't leave out 75% of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, ha ha...or Greek...or Roman...etc., etc.

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  12. Definitely yes to the blog hop! Any day but Friday, by chance. I make my best bonehead ideas on that day, and I'd hate to waste the experience by being busy, hopping other blogs (SMILE).

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    1. That's a good idea. Friday is loaded with hops!

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    2. Sign up on Monday, Dixie! I'm going to do it once a month - starting on April Fools Day, my personal holiday.

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  13. I pull bonehead moves every single day. I think maturity level is measured by how well you can recover from said bone-headedness and sail on as if nothing happened. I'm a master at that. :)

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  14. Once a month wouldn't be enough... If you start it, I'm definitely signing up!

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    1. I agree, but hourly would be too much (or not enough, depending on how you look at it.

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    2. Come on, Tanya - sign up! Ha ha ha.

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  15. Quick! Where's the blog with the nudity?

    Love,
    Janie

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  16. CHERDO ~
    I like the Bonehead Blogfest idea. Maybe I could get my Sister to participate. Brother Nappy and I nicknamed her "Bonehead" circa 1967, when she was maybe 5 or 6 years old, and the nickname stuck up to the present date.

    I hope to have Internet service again in my home by tomorrow night.

    Yak later...

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. Plug in, STMcC! Get that Internet to do your bidding!

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  17. Only once a month? I pull boneheaded stuff much more frequently than that. Then again, I'd have a regular smorgasbord of things to choose from.

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    1. That way, you can just chose the "fillet mignon" of the buffet.

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  18. I smiled broadly at the "Where's Shady" image at the end of your post. :) :)

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    1. By the time he is back, he'll probably kill me (ha ha ha...totally worth it).

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  19. Nude is a good word. It grabs attention. :)

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    1. Hey, you're right! How can I inject it into my title...

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  20. Yep, we're all boneheads once in a while. I agree with Linda. The "Where's Shady" is hilarious!

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    1. Some of us more often than others. ;-)

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  21. I am upright today! Trying to gain my strength and I am reading your blog and found...that you found nudity. Why do people put this on a blog? I mean I am not surprised but seriously?? Thankfully I have not come across that yet

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    1. I'm tellin' ya, what is the point? Not talking about art, just vulgarity. Please.

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  22. Good for you for trying to keep it PG... and being a Bonehead is a part of the human condition, I think.

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    1. It's an unpopular stance...you see, everyone is entitled to their own opinion unless it's different, ha ha.

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  23. I'm a bonehead. There ive said it. What are the next steps? Who will be my sponsor. I only realised on Friday that I could get my photos off my phone to my laptop by a little usb lead. I had 6 years or more of pics. They'd moved from phone to phone.

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    1. As Queen of the Bonehead domain, I gladly welcome you to my court.

      Apparently, I am documenting every day of our lives, because I have over 14,000 images in a folder...like I'm going to print that out? Don't tell Hubzam.

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  24. There are so many things I don't know how to do computerwise, I'm Queen Bonehead. And that's okay with me. I have other skills, and I don't post nude photos...only semi-nude.

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    1. I go topless every day - I can't find a hat that fits. :-)

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    2. Well, there IS that picture of me on a toilet. Nauseating, perhaps, but not erotic.

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    3. Actually, one of my favorite blog banners, by the way...hilarious.

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  25. The banning starts tomorrow. Quick, everyone post a nude.

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    1. I shared that comment with Hubzam and we laughed out loud. I can't imagine how they will monitor that, but kudos for trying, Google.

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  26. I participated in a blog hop where I was told I'd made the mistake of having a "no-follow blog." I spent a half an hour fixing that...after the blog hop, I ended up getting emails from kind bloggers for months as replies to my comments on their blogs. I finally went in and made myself a no-follow blog again because I just don't want emails in response to my blog comments. Is that wrong? I just would rather people comment on my blog than send me some email responding to my comments on theirs. I don't know how to nicely communicate that, though!

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    1. Now I have to check and see what my status is. (Hey, Stephanie, if I need to change something - email me at my private email address...I'm slow.)

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  27. Then you are NOT going to like Monday's post. So much cartoon nudity!

    On the plus side (if there is one) at least it's just a blog and not one of those really bad back alley parts of the Internet where you can get all kinds of nasty viruses and digital STDs.

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    1. I'm sure that what I'm talking about it the opposite of your cartoon, ha ha. I've been there, remember? Go forth and draw, man, draw!

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  28. Pfft, that's pretty low on the bonehead scale. I was having a conversation with a girl in highs school and she she asked "What class do you have first?" I said "Geography" and she said "Oh right, I'm in your class aren't I?" I said "Oh yeah, that's right... So what class do you have first?"

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    1. You need to co-host the blog hop....see Monday's link, ha ha.

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Love, Cherdo