Archive for the ‘Blog Carnivals’ Category

99.99 for motorcycle insurance

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

The renewal for Jim’s motorcycle insurance came this week – I can’t believe how cheap it is! (Knock on wood!) We pay only $100 a year for his motorbike insurance, which is a steal compared to how much we pay for our car insurance. Of course, the cars would cost a LOT more to replace if anything happened to either one, as we found out when Jim hit that deer that deer hit Jim last year.

That said, I usually get new insurance quotes every two years or so, just to make sure our current policy can’t be beat. It only takes a few minutes, and it gives me the peace of mind of knowing I’m getting a decent deal from our current provider. In fact, it was one of my random quote checks that led us to our current insurer back in 2001. We saved almost $800 by switching, and kept the same coverage and level of service we were used to. Remember back in the day, when you had to call up insurance companies one by one to get a quote, telling each one your name, address, car details, mother’s maiden name, date of your high school prom, and tons of other useless details? We have it easy, being able to pop online, type all of our details out, and get 3 or 4 quotes back at once. There’s no excuse for not shopping around on a regular basis to make sure you’re getting the best price possible on your car, motorcycle, or homeowners insurance!

(Bleah – speaking of homeowners, only 3 more months til renewal.)

may boring day carnival

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

How much do I suck? (Do NOT start counting the ways.) I got so tied up with real life, I didn’t ever get around to posting the links for the May boring day blog carnival. I’d say my bad here, but people who say “my bad” annoy me. Anyway…let’s not drag this out any longer, mmmmkay? Oh, and the next carnival will be live on July 11th, so submit those posts by July 10th!


Deb presents A Boring Day in April posted at Money Smart Moms Blog.

Jenny presents Just Another Boring Day! posted at Pajama Mommy.

Jennifer presents Boring Day 4-11-07 posted at Footprints on the Moon.

Laura presents My Boring Day. posted at LaLaGirl – Twinfinite Chaos!, saying, “A day in the life of a mommy with 2 sets of twins!”

DonnaLeigh presents The Boring Day Pics! posted at quietwhisperings.com.

Amy presents Boring Day Meme posted at Whatever I Feel Like.

evelester presents Boring Day Carnival posted at Confessions of an Everyday Housewife, saying, “I told you is was gonna be BORING!! LOL”

Jenn presents Boring Day Carnival: My Boring Life posted at Informal Critique, saying, “This was so much fun! I’ll definitely do it again!”

marcus williford presents My Boring Day posted at My Thoughts, saying, “you won’t believe how long this day was”

Suni presents Boring Day Carnival posted at Bucket O’ Bulletz.

Colleen presents a boring day in mayl posted at Simple Kind Of Life.

[tags]boring day blog carnival, boring day, blog carnival, photography[/tags]

a boring day in may

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

I did my boring day pictures last week, and they’re as boring as ever! I put my camera on my nightstand, right next to my glasses, so that when I woke up, I’d remember to start snapping pictures. And snap I did, before my eyes were even open.

Colleen wakes up

More pictures after the jump! (more…)

delay of game

Friday, May 18th, 2007

The Boring Day Carnival (2nd edition) was due to be live today, but I’m absolutely swamped in work and I still haven’t packed to go out of town…and I’m leaving in just a few hours. Because of all of that, I’m delaying the carnival for a few more days, so if you want to get in, there’s still time! I’ll accept submissions through Monday and post everything on Tuesday.

carnival whores

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

The boring day carnival deadline is today, and like the good carnival owner that I am, I put off taking my own pictures til today. HA! Last night I remembered, so I put my camera right on my nightstand and stuck my glasses next to them so that I’d see the camera and start snapping shots first thing in the morning. I haven’t taken many pictures yet today. I’m not even sure how many submissions I had for this round…

And speaking of carnival submissions, what’s up with all of the random people who just submit any old blog entry to a themed carnival? When I hosted the postie carnival I got 2 or 3 from people who obviously didn’t read the instructions, and I was a meanie and didn’t include their link. And hey – if you can’t follow the instructions, why should I? Other hosts have been nicer, and included those people, but still pointed out that they didn’t follow the rules…and it’s mostly the same offenders time and time again.

Now, this carnival is a photo theme – you submit a blog entry with pictures embedded. It says so right in the sign up form. Yet both times I’ve done it, I’ve gotten completely random entries submitted. Are people carnival whores? Do they just submit random posts in hopes that people will link them anyway? I emailed a few people to point out their submission didn’t fit the rules, and got no response, so I think they’re carnival whores.

Dirty whores.

knitting carnival

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

The carnival of knitting is up, and yours truly was one of the featured bloggers. I’m sure that I’m a baby knitter compared to most of the other bloggers and the posts submitted, so I’m off to go reading and get an education from my knitting peers.

Thanks Lucia for putting it together!

next boring day carnival 5/17

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

I just wanted to thank everyone again who participated in our 1st Boring Day Blog Carnival. Now that you’ve seen how it’s done, I hope to have even more participants next time. And speaking of next time, the next deadline for this carnival is 5/16. The carnival will be live in 5/17. That gives you about 3 weeks to take pictures, crop, and post – remember, the pictures should be taken over the course of one day and should be posted on your blog. Use the link above to check out the past submissions and see how it’s done, and when you’re ready, submit your entry here.

boring day carnival: edition 1

Friday, April 20th, 2007


Welcome to the very 1st edition of the boring day blog carnival! I was so excited to see people participate for this first round, and I hope to see more of you next time.

Deb presents A Boring Day in April posted at Money Smart Moms Blog.

Jenny presents Just Another Boring Day! posted at Pajama Mommy.

Jennifer presents Boring Day 4-11-07 posted at Footprints on the Moon.

Laura presents My Boring Day. posted at LaLaGirl – Twinfinite Chaos!.

DonnaLeigh presents The Boring Day Pics! posted at quietwhisperings.com.

Amy presents Boring Day Meme posted at Whatever I Feel Like.

Eve presents Boring Day Carnival posted at Confessions of an Everyday Housewife.

Jenn presents Boring Day Carnival: My Boring Life posted at Informal Critique.

And of course, Colleen (that would be ME!) presents Boring Day 4/19 posted at Simple Kind Of Life.

That concludes this edition. Didn’t everyone do a great job? Especially for those of you who had never seen something like this before. I know it’s a lot of work to take those pictures and resize them, and get them just right on your blogs…so big smooches to all of you for being brave with me :-) Submit your blog article to the next edition of
boring day blog carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

[tags]boring day, boring day blog carnival, blog carnival, photography, photo blogging, photoblog[/tags]

boring day 4/19

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

As I mentioned before, I did this whole boring day thing on a message board a few years ago. You just take pictures of your day and share them, so that people see what you do in a normal, average, boring day. I decided to turn it into a carnival, and here’s my submission for it. This post has a lot of pictures, so click the more tag to see them all. (more…)

boring day deadline

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

I’ve been taking pictures all day for the upcoming Boring Day Carnival – what about you? The deadline for submission is TOMORROW and the carnival will be live on 4/20. (Why do I snicker like a teen aged stoner every time I type that date?) I’ve gotten a few submissions so far and it’s been great getting a little peek into everyone’s life. You still have time to take your pictures tomorrow and submit!