Attention! Attention! The White Zone is for Loading and Unloading Only

Greetings People ~

It’s been a little dry up in my brain. I have lots o’stuff going on, but nothing I think is worthy of a entire post (unless it’s to hear me whine about stress or hear me prattle on about my new car stereo – which is freakin’ awesome…. all my speakers now work! ALL OF THEM! It’s crappy to have to listen to everything through one speaker in the back on the passenger side of the car…but those days are done for the moment).

However, I’m a bit miffed – I’ve been visiting blogs and commenting my little heart out – but have had nary a notification.  I (SQL) queried my friends via Facebook:

SELECT * FROM db.FacebookNerds
WHERE Friend = ‘blogger’
WHERE Place = ‘wordpress’

(ok – you got me – I didn’t do that – I just posted some words – but I’m working on my ‘clever’ today – and all you real SQL nerds do not need to tell me where I’ve made a mistake in my query structure…)

Anywhoo- my ever alert friends,  Eric & Amy informed me that I have not been rejected by the blogging masses, but that WordPress is having some intestinal distress and notifications are not so marvy… I don’t even know if people will get an email notification of this great & fabulous post.

I’m not even certain if people are getting notification that I’ve been to their site – so if not – know I have, except for yours, I’m giving it up for practice-lent.

Well, I’ll be back shortly – I’m waiting for things to slow down so I can string together some words…

I seriously hope I do not have to resort to talking about ‘twerking’ – or any media robots that are twerking…

But I will leave you with a Cramps song which may or may not make you happy.  Shake that thang and I’ll buy you a diamond ring…

Bonus points if you can name the song from which my title comes from and I changed the colors because I made a mistake…

ADDENDUM! ADDENDUM! If you go to a WordPress blog to comment, do you see 3 lines that are probably autofilled with your email, username & blog URL? If so – to the right of that click on the little WordPress circle icon…that should ‘log you in’ as a Worpress user and then notifications to your posts should come in. At least that’s my theory. And so far, so good!

Callin’ all cows down on the farm!
Hey! Shut the door…you born in a barn?!
I ain’t no farmer…that’s no fun.
Run some tractor till the work’s all done.
Hey milk it bossie
I’ll buy ya a diamon ring.
Now good girls can’t play the rent these days.
These cornfed dames done found a way.
Unzip that zipper…snap that snap.
Round up the cattle in the Cadillac.
Whip that cream baby ’til the butter comes.

Shake it baby shake it baby shake it baby shake it
Shake that thing I’ll buy ya a diamond ring.
Now there’s more things in Tennessee.
Than’s a dreamed of in your philosophy.
Gimme a barnful of cornfed dames.
They wiggle a little I burst into flames.
Whip that cream baby til the butter comes.
Callin’ all you cornfed dames.
Lux means bucks…remember the name.
Go put on some n’real loud.
Let’s get up and go get plowed.
Shake that thing I might buy you a diamond ring.
Go put on the purple one with the plumes at the hip.
Put it on upside down baby.
You know that really makes me flip. …I ain’t no farmer.

About Rutabaga the Mercenary Researcher

I'm a research librarian for Public Television, story teller, bike commuter, baker, music fiend, lover of reading & books, mother, wife, friend - and many more descriptive adjectives and nouns.
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62 Responses to Attention! Attention! The White Zone is for Loading and Unloading Only

  1. TheLastWord says:

    SQL? Really? What is this, some kind of nerdy thing happening? Actually, strangely, I’ve been writing C code on mine, so maybe we’re all having a nerdy moment.

    I hadn’t noticed any issues with notifications. But, I suppose, when you get close to zero, you don’t see it becoming actually zero…

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  3. Is it from Joe’s Garage by Frank Zappa? And if these are bonus points; do we get the standard points just for reading your post?

  4. I’ve had the same problem, but with that tip I hope all will be solved… I want to know what people reply :(.
    But there’s hope since Christy from Running on Sober gave me your tip :).

  5. MissFourEyes says:

    No! Not the twerking! You are not safe from that no matter where you are in the world. I was up early that morning, guess what I happened to see on TV live? LIVE, Denise!

  6. Rohan 7 Things says:

    Awesome tip about the logging in with the little WP icon, that had been bugging me for days!

    I noticed my views dropped by about 60% for two weeks in August, that was kinda scary 😦 All back to normal with week though, no idea what caused it!

    Looking forward to the twerking video…


  7. Daile says:

    Just say no to twerking posts. Thank you Ruta!

  8. Denise, I try to pay attentlon!! You know, I do my best. This has been a little problem for me for ions now. I don’t think you remember my post:

    Remember this? That’s how long this has been a nuisance for me! I hope you figured it out!! I hope so.

  9. El Guapo says:

    What a great & fabulous post!
    Yeah, I’m with TD – I saw the title and thought Airplane too.

    Digging The Cramps. Sort of post-apocalyptic surfer music…

  10. Am I the only person who had to look up the definition of twerking? Am I showing my age or is a new word?

  11. stephrogers says:

    Oh my notifications are playing up too! I was thinking people had forgotten me, so it’s actually a relief to hear that it’s a glitch. Phew, I’m still cool!

  12. Hiii, I think it’s been deadsville in blogland these days. See that tumbleweed?

    I thought we were gonna be talkin’ about periods. Huh.

  13. Twindaddy says:

    Is your title from a song? I recognized it from the movie Airplane…

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