Tuesday, April 28, 2009

About That Widget

So as you might have noticed, I found a new widget for my sidebar a little while ago. I thought it was funky and interesting to know who my regular comments came from, which you would think I would already know, but a few on the list actually surprised me.

Anyway, the point of publishing it was not to turn it into a competition, but to give links to people who comment.
See, everybody has a blogroll... And I DO love a good blogroll... But I thought it would also be nice to give an extra link to people who come around a lot and contribute to the discussion!

That's all. No competition. Just a little link for doing something you were already doing anyway.

But I know some people will always view it as a competition, so for all my bloggy friends who may or may not have ever commented here before--- I would like to declare today:

Official Random Comment Day


See? I even made a flair to go with it. So you KNOW it's official now.

Have at it. As many as you want. The random-er the better!

105 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I think I might have cancer in my armpit. Or an ingrown hair. Pretty sure it's cancer.

Annette Lyon said...

Well, if there's flair, then who can contest it?

I had a Snickers for breakfast.

JustRandi said...

Oh Kristina- Is it possible to like you any more than I do??

Barbaloot said...

Monkeys. How come it's not monkies?

Sue Q said...

Does anybody know the capitol of Ohio?

Tay said...

Now that my kid's teeth are coming in, he really does look like a goofy jack-o-lantern. Upturned eyes and all.

Kimberly said...

Dang. I'm going to have to step up my game here. =P

Beverly said...

Not all carrots are orange.

Heather said...

Random comment day? Like a day to write whatever we want? Sah-weet!

Remember crazy body RON? Do you feel sorry for him anymore?

jjstringham said...

Today is my daughter's third birthday. She currently is crying her eyes out and has green fingers. I'll leave you to guess what that's all about.

Amy Nelson said...

Has anyone else wasted as much time on www.chucknorrisfacts.com as I have? Hilarious.

Dave said...

I'm glad Yoda was not human. Humans have very short life spans compared to his race, and I think most of Yoda's wisdom comes from being able to live very long and really figure things out. I mean, he had to have a pretty transcendent personality to begin with, but I don't think you can attribute his abilities to that solely.

Dave said...

Oh, and...

@Sue Q -- Columbus.
@Amy Nelson -- Yes

Janell said...

Its hard to write drivers on the fly.

Loralee and the gang... said...

Your Top Comment list exists to give others a chance to find bloggy friends who will actually comment. . . I like that a lot. . . but it's not a competition. . . yet here is a whole post devoted to making it one! hahaha! Love it!
:~D

Loralee and the gang... said...

And. . . Amy - my girls found that Chuck Norris thingy. They are always quoting from it. Some pretty funny stuff!

Loralee and the gang... said...

OH - and I added that widget and just cuz I was curious, I included ALL the commenters who have ever commented on mine. . . so anyone who's ever commented can see their 'ranking'. But it's just for fun! I swear!
:~D

The Mom said...

I bought funky curlers and my daughter looks like an alien with them in!

LisAway said...

Sorry this isn't going to be random. I've been so surprised that I'm on that list since you're SO popular and I don't comment on every post, although I read them all. I feel honored.

Okay, fine, I'll be random, too. I can't decide if I should make my favorite peanut butter brownies or Greg's favorite peanut butter swirl brownies.

Carol Brown said...

I am loving this sunny Utah weather. I wish this kind of spring weather lasted 3 months, summer 5 months, fall 3 months, and winter 1 month (December 1-31). I wish it rained most at night, snowed in the mountains while the weather is gorgeous down here so we have plenty of water to drink. I love Utah but the winters are TOO long!

Heather of the EO said...

Kristina reminded me that I only grow hair in one armpit. I just have never grown hair in the leftie. Soemtimes I'm scared that it's filling up the inside of my body, like the openings are closed, but it's growing underneath. Wait. You said random, not disgusting.

Cherie said...

"Everybody Poops".

JustRandi said...

@Dave
Yeah, I'm glad Yoda was not human too. But I have to say I think the Elves have the superior race.

They have similar lifespan, similar wisdom, AND they get to braid their hair.

I mean, think about it.

Camille said...

I'm glad my husband isn't home right now cuz I just read a book that made me bawl my eyes out. Embarrassing.

Legolas said...

Look, I usually don't comment on these, but when the ONLY thing we elves have on Yoda is our weekly trip to the spa, something must be said.

All I'm going to say is, sliding down a brick staircase on a shield while shooting four orcs. In the face.

Let's see the muppet do that!

val of the south said...

I'm not really from the south.

Dave said...

I was gonna let jsutRandi slide, but srsly legolas, you're cracking on yoda?

1) hair braiding necessity is NOT a asset when you are in a warrior race. it is a liability. How easy is it for an orc to totally grab a long braid and jerk your head off of your neck?

2) no one will deny that an elf has superior skillz with the bow. If I ever have to engage in medieval ranged warfare, an elf is my first choice. But to be blunt, an elf's melee skillz are somewhat lacking. A bum rush berserker attack would totally negate an elf's bow skillz.

3) the "muppet," as you so casually refer to him, has abilities that render a bow and arrow completely obsolete!! The Force Push and Force Pull can not only block an opponents ranged attack, but Yoda can also them to launch his own ranged attack, using any variety of missile he chooses!!
In addition, the light saber is a melee weapon of unmatched attributes. No armour can stop it, and only a jedi similarly armed can hope to avoid it.

To sum up, while the elf is a very noble and loyal race, they do not have the necessary qualities to match Yoda in any type of battle.

And don't even get me started on emotions. Yoda has conquered his passions. Have elves?

huh, Arwen?

mormonhermitmom said...

Live Long and Prosper.

Whitney said...

Ha ha, I wish I had some random thing to comment. But this will have to do.
That's a pretty fun and cool widget to have. :)

Spock said...

This debate is not logical. Clearly both Legolas and Yoda have pointing ears, indicating EACH of them have Vulcan origin, which is naturally superior.

Though it is probable that somewhere down the line, an elf bred with a Klingon to produce Yoda. Legolas' ideal appearance is more typical of our superior race.

Melissa said...

First of all, loving the Yoda/Legolas debate going on here. Who knew that so many people felt so strongly about such things? Apparently I need to get out more.
Let's see... my random comment. I went to Kohl's today and found a shirt that I LOVED. So, I bought 5 of them in different colors and patterns. I'm sure that my sweet Hubby will be thrilled...

Melissa said...

I need to comment more. I've been out of touch with blogland... I need to fix that somehow... I didn't even crack the top 15. But it's not a contest... right? So it doesn't matter... right?

Dave said...

@Spock, I accuse you of blatant ageism.

Yoda did not have an inherently aesthetically inferior face. His appearance was more a factor of time.

Regarding the genealogy of elves and Yoda: Even if they are a descendant race of Vulcans, I reject the idea that they represent a degradation of quality from Vulcans because of this. I think that as you study evolution, you will see that the ancestral races are the inferior ones.

If we look at a simple comparison of Elves and Vulcans, it is plain to see that elves clearly have an edge in physical ability and craftsmanship (have you ever seen Elven armor? wow).
It is true that Vulcans seem to have a mental edge (the mind meld is pretty cool), but I would rank the spiritual and magical power of an elf as a superior trait over mentalism.

Regarding Yoda, I don't even see how a comparison is fair. Yoda's ability to be one with the Force gives him the ability to see, hear, and feel all. This combination of spiritual, mental, (and consequentially physical) powers allow him to easily transcend anything a Vulcan can bring to the table.

Stacey said...

Today is my wedding anniversary.

I got about 4 hours of sleep last night.

Stacey said...

The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.

Commander Worf said...

Dave,

Would you be suggesting that a Klingon's face is "inherently aesthetically inferior"? For most, that insult would result in death...

No Cool Story said...

I wouldn't mess with Dorf, he can tear your arm off.


Hmmm, of course a Wookie could do that too...

Dave said...

@Worf, if you read a little more closely, you'll see that Spock is

1) calling yoda an Elven/Klingon mix, and
b) after that referring to the "inferiority" of Yoda's physical appearance.

I would say you have more beef with him than you do with me.

And I also must say that your thinly veiled threats do not frighten me a bit. If I did hold the position you accuse me of, I would not be afraid of any repercussions you may "dream up."

So, I guess to correct your last line, it should read

"For most, that insult would result in a death..."

to indicate the possibility that you could be the one dying.

and,
@Stacey, Happy Anniversary!!!

but, that's really gross

No Cool Story said...

I have eaten too many gummi lifesavers and now I feel sick.

Yvonne said...

I like to whisper, too ; )

Yvonne said...

I bought a book at the airport yesterday AND HATED IT.

Stephanette said...

When I close my eyes I see orange.

Yvonne said...

I feel like I am becoming VERY GOOD FRIENDS with the people at Travelocity--making and changing reservations again and again.

Vern said...

Do you think Eve ever thought she was fat?

P.S. I was so disappointed in myself for not being a top commenter. You know I love you though, right?

Sue said...

My husband told me that when I get to heaven I probably won't have to see his mother who hated me because the Lord wouldn't make you be around people who made you unhappy in this life. That gives me something to look forward too. Who wants to dread heaven because of who you might run into up there?

Mimi said...

If i were in a horror movie, I would be the first to die

Hannah Montana said...

Its really not the bestof BOTH worlds, its more of a 60-40 kinda thing

Chuck Norris said...

I AM AWESOME
nuff said

Patrick Star said...

Holy super happy fun time!!

Jessica Simpson said...

Is it chicken? Or is it fish? I mean I KNOW its tuna, but it SAYS chicken of the sea...

Heidi Ashworth said...

YES! It is possible to like Kristina more than you do--just meet her in person. She is SO sweet and nice!

The Pollocks! said...

I just love Sue. I hope I don't see people in heaven that make me upset either. Gosh, I hope I see heaven, period!

the MomBabe said...

So

the MomBabe said...

basically,

the MomBabe said...

you're

the MomBabe said...

telling

the MomBabe said...

us

the MomBabe said...

to

the MomBabe said...

cheat.

the MomBabe said...

*snort*

the MomBabe said...

for example

the MomBabe said...

THIS COMMENT RIGHT HERE

the MomBabe said...

was number 10.

the MomBabe said...

Okay, I'm done now. kthnxbye.

Lee said...

I feel so left out. Guess that's what I get for

A. never commenting
B. not checking this quickly enough
c. being sucked into Spongebob WAY too often

Adrienne said...

hey, lady. I want that whole wheat bread recipe that you twittered/tweeted about.

Lee said...

Dear Super Sweet Randi,
You are super sweet!
Love, me

Oh, and I blame myself for being left out. I need to pay closer attention. I shall do better!!

Lee said...

Oh, one more random thing... I am getting new neighbors today. The end.

Jen said...

Hugh Jackman movie opening this weekend? I am SO THERE.

Jo said...

I made fabulous pecan sticky buns for our pres mtg this morning, and now heavily fighting the urge to go polish off the pan.

Erin said...

My kids are playing Legos Star Wars on the Wii right now. Wouldn't it be cool if, when we die, we just broke to pieces like Legos? No blood, just Legos.

happy mommy said...

I walk around, all the live long day. Wondering why I feel like something is missing...got the car keys...here's my wallet...located all the kiddos...glasses right there on my face...and then, it hits me.

I am missing my fabulous prizes. I have no fabulous prizes in my life.

And I cry, just a little.

Tori :) said...

Well, I just suck cuz I'm not on the list. I've been lazy lately. I apologize.

Loralee and the gang... said...

Gotta luv that Dave, but I think he has waaayyy too much free time!
;~D

No Cool Story said...

Woo hoo! I am #4!!

Take that suckas!

Tink said...

Hey, I like yours better than mine because it lists so many more. I think mine only does the top 10. I'll have to check it out! BTW, love your flair!

Cole said...

dang I missed random comment day!

Cole said...

The guys i work with always say they smell cat pee when I chew the trident melon gum.

I don't have cats. I'm allergic.

Jillybean said...

How on earth did I miss this post??

And why can't it be a contest? FINALLY something I'm good at (leaving multiple random comments) and it's not even a competition!

Jillybean said...

If 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, why do they have locks on the doors?

Jillybean said...

Last Sunday,I was making a salad for dinner, and I used a really large tomato.

Seriously, it was quite large.

Jillybean said...

The price of a postage stamp is about to go up to 44 cents.

Jillybean said...

I bought myself a great big chocolate cupcake at Wal Mart today.
I haven't eaten it yet, I like to just let it sit on the counter to see how many times my kids will ask me when I'm going to eat it.

Jillybean said...

A few months ago I bought my 4 year old 12 pairs of socks.
I can find 7.
(7 socks, not 7 pairs)

Jillybean said...

I really need a haircut.

Jillybean said...

In our city, Tuesday is garbage day.

Jillybean said...

From where I'm sitting, I can see 5pairs of my kids shoes, scattered all over the floor.

Jillybean said...

The square root of 1,239.04 is 35.2

Jillybean said...

There are 560 calories in a McDonalds Big Mac.

Jillybean said...

I have touched Kristina's Snuggie.

You're jealous. I know you are.

Jillybean said...

My daughter likes peanut butter and jelly, however, I seem to have put too much peanut butter on her sandwitch today.

Jillybean said...

$3.00 rakes at Wal Mart will fall apart the first time you use them.

Jillybean said...

This is the money you could be saving with Geiko.

Jillybean said...

Aflack!!!

Jillybean said...

89046 is the zip code for Saerchlight, Nevada.

Jillybean said...

Our mailman is a woman.

Jillybean said...

I misspelled Searchlight.

Jillybean said...

Clorox cleaning spray will kill ants.

Jillybean said...

There is 41 mg of caffeine in a can of diet Sunkist.

Jillybean said...

Beans beans the magical fruit, the more you eat the more you toot. The more you toot the better you feel so let's have beans for every meal.

Jillybean said...

Only 44 days until my birthday.

I've decided to be 30 again.

(I won't tell you how many years I've been 30)

Jillybean said...

Spongebob Squarepants' address is:

124 Conch Street
Bikini Bottom

Jillybean said...

My favorite color is purple.

Jillybean said...

Random spelled backwards is "modnar"

Roxie said...

Speaking of monkeys/monkies, why is the plural of spouse not spice?