Woah! I Thought Megan Was Dead!


I’m not. I’m actually fully alive.

If you’re an avid reader, you probably noticed I haven’t blogged in, oh, three weeks. Well, that was on purpose. For the past three weeks, I was on winter break. I had no classes and just a little work.

Over break, I also took a break from the hustle and bustle of social media. I didn’t post any Facebook statuses, I didn’t Tweet and I didn’t blog. Honestly, it was kind of refreshing. I didn’t have to check Facebook for people’s updates. I didn’t feel obligated to over share about my life and I had a lot more time for things that matter–family, Jessie, TV, games, Wii and sleeping.

Well now I’m back. I start school today, so I’m back to blogging.

I’m too lazy to write a full blog (I have to slowly get back into blogging. Can’t just jump back in. That’s dangerous) so I’m ending this blog. I’ll write about what I did over break eventually. It may be tomorrow, it may be three weeks. But most likely, it’ll be Wednesday or Thursday.

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Q&A Session With a Fellow Blogger


By fellow blogger, I mean myself. I found this article called “8 Critical Questions You Should Ask Yourself as a Blogger” and as a blogger, it’s my prerogative to answer the questions as I see fit. Here goes!

1. Are you blogging about your passion?

No. My passion is rainbows. I didn’t feel that was a substantial enough subject to blog about.

2. Do you know your audience?

I don’t know. I assume my audience is crazy awesome people like me, so that’s who I write for.

3. Are you building a community?

It’s more of a cult.

4. Are you solving your reader’s problems?

Ha! No. I’m probably causing more problems than I’m solving.

Sidenote: I have more than 1 reader, so I’m going to pretend the question was “Are you solving your readers’ problems?” Apparently the author of the blog post only has one reader.

5. Are you instilling the urge for community response?

I don’t even know what this means. So probably not.

6. Are you a “thinker” and “planner” instead of a “doer”?

I’m pretty sure I’m all three rolled into one. I plan EVERYTHING and I’m an over thinker. But I get stuff done. Give me a task, I’ll do it. If I want something done, I’ll find a way to get it done. I guess you could consider me a “thoughtful, hard-nose knight in shining armor.” (Man, I hope that nickname doesn’t stick. That’s a terrible nickname.)

7. Are you blogging with a backup plan?

Uhhh…No. I have no backup plan for if my blog gets hacked. If it gets hacked, I’ll just assume the hacker thinks they’re funnier than me.

8. Are you striving to deliver on each one of your posts?

Depends on my mood.

Of course I strive to deliver on every post. What? Do people think I pump out crap? That I only actually try on a couple posts? Okay maybe.

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I hope this question/answer session helped you. It did absolutely nothing for me…except give me blog content. I guess I just got my answer to question 8.

A Sincere Post


I’m sad to report that James MacArthur, the original Danno on Hawaii Five-0, has passed away.

In essence, that means part of my mother has died. Need background? Here’s a blog I wrote a few months back:

As with most people (I’m going to go out on a limb and say everybody), the way I was raised explains a lot about who I am and how I act/think. In my family, humor is important. We handle just about every situation with humor.

Sometimes, that trait works out well. Because when you’re having a bad day, a good ol’ family e-mail chain can cheer you right up.

Below is an e-mail conversation between my mom and I. It’s by no means the most entertaining e-mail conversation between family members, but if I put those up, we’d probably all be put in the nut house. But the conversation did crack and me up and made my day a little brighter.

Background: My mom, Jessie and I are going to Washington, D.C. in October because I’m speaking at the PRSSA National Conference. We are in the process of booking flights and hotel.

Let the silliness begin:

Mom: Lots of details about flight—cost, times, layovers. Do you want me to go ahead and purchase the tickets?

Me: Book ‘em, Danno!

Mom: Sounds good.  I’ll send you the flight details once I get the arrangements made.
Love, Danno.

Me: Bahaha. I just loled at work at your signature. Nice one, Mom!

Mom: You started it, McGarret.

Me: I’m actually too young to get that reference without Google-ing it…and I’m too lazy. :)

Mom: McGarret –
I must be too young, too.  I did Google it.  Curious minds want to know. You are my boss.  You’re the one who says the famous line.
-Danno

Me: I’m your boss? Sweet!
Did you Google pre-reference or post-reference (before or after you e-mailed)? If you did it before, then, as your boss, I approve of your thoroughness. If you did it after, then I scold you for using a reference without being 100% sure of what it means (and don’t mention that I totally did that with the book ’em danno thing).
– M (both for Megan and McGarret)

Mom: Before I emailed (whew!).  And I checked several sources. Thanks for your approval : ) Lucky for you, you nailed the Danno thing spot on.
– MD (Mom/Danno)

Me: This is all getting blogged by the way.

-end of e-mail chain-

Now, maybe I’m the only one who finds that funny. But who doesn’t love a good Hawaii Five-O (I had to Google/Wikipedia the name of the show) reference right away in the morning?

It’s easy to make someone’s day with a funny post, text or e-mail. Lucky for me, my family members do it all the time for me. We all have the same off-beat sense of humor (I suppose it comes from living together for 18 years) and we’re remarkably good at showing humor in writing (we’re also good at interpreting each other’s humor—a must in e-mail humor communication).

Do you have someone who can brighten your day with a quick text/e-mail/tweet/wall post? If not, find one. I’m open for hire.

I will leave you with a sincere:
Aloha suckers

Here is a mash up of a bunch of “book ’em Danno” scenes. I have no idea what the intro is for (“we now conclude this evening’s programming with a word from the lord”). Is McGarret lord?

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We carried on with the Danno and McGarret reference for several weeks–including in this other e-mail chain. But now we will have to end the saga, as the original Danno has passed, and part of my mother went with him.

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