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Computer – Bed – Computer

by Meghann on August 20, 2010

I NEED to stop checking my e-mail as soon as I wake up in the morning.

Some mornings it’s great. I scan a few comments and I’m out the door a couple of minutes later.

But, other mornings – like this morning – I discover things that need to be responded to quickly and before I know it 20 minutes have gone by and I’m still in my pjs with Maddie snoring by my side. Le sigh.

Eventually I did make it out the door and enjoyed a long 30 minute walk around my neighborhood with Maddie. The walk gave me time to clear my head and I believe the fresh air did Maddie and I some good. 🙂

I made a wonderful bowl of cereal for breakfast.

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  • 1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean Crunch
  • 1/2 cup Kix
  • 1/2 cup Kashi H2H
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Preserves
  • Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries

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So pretty 🙂

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And with that I’ll leave you with this.

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This would not be my blog if it were perfect because I am not perfect.

I make mistakes! I don’t think before I speak, I press publish without proofreading, I enjoy refined carbs, and I sometimes hurt friends’ feelings without meaning to.

I 100% appreciate the discussions that takes place in the comments section of this blog on a daily basis. Other bloggers and readers should never be afraid to leave their own opinion on here and I encourage that they do so. BUT, please keep in mind that means I am still entitled to my own as well. No matter how grammatically or politically incorrect it may be.

Happy Friday everyone!

1 britchickruns August 20, 2010 at 9:21 am

Good post- esepcially the last bit! EVERYONE is entitled to their opinions,a nd the right to express them freely without being criticised.
Have a good day!

2 Dynamics August 20, 2010 at 9:25 am

Yep, everyone is entitled to their opinion. Too bad more people do not realize that. Bottom line, we all have choices and I choose to read your blog!!! Thank you.

3 Kelly August 20, 2010 at 9:34 am

Love the last part, so true! Not everyone has to agree on everything that is said or talked about.

4 Tina August 20, 2010 at 9:38 am

I can’t stand when people bash the bloggers in the comment section. If you have a concern or something you disagree with you can always display it in a respectful and intelligent manner.

Your tweet this morning made me smile. I know I relate!

5 Matt August 20, 2010 at 9:43 am

I do the same thing with my email AND blog reading. I need to nix that habit!

6 Leah August 20, 2010 at 9:51 am

I adore you and your grammatical errors and your opinions!

7 Brittney August 20, 2010 at 9:54 am

I keep telling myself the SAME thing- no computer in the morning because it eats up so much time! I’m habitually late because of it! The lure is too strong though. I just want to quickly check everything online!

8 Meghann August 20, 2010 at 9:55 am

I think it’s worse since I got my phone too. Because now I’m checking my e-mail constantly and am a little obsessive with it.

9 Derek August 20, 2010 at 3:04 pm

oh yeah….

=)

10 dione August 20, 2010 at 10:06 am

Great post. I know your fur daughter loved her 30 min walk!

11 Laura Georgina August 20, 2010 at 10:09 am

Meghann, thank you for owning your opinion!! I’m not going to reopen the can of worms (well, no more than to say that you had every right to post a review of a product that came in a swag bag)–but this is your blog, these are your opinions, and you have the right to post what you think you should. You didn’t err in posting a review of a product–you did what blogs were made for.

12 stepfanieromine August 20, 2010 at 10:10 am

Keep calm and blog on, girl. 😉 You rock

13 SaraRM August 20, 2010 at 10:12 am

I heart your blog… the end!

Happy Friday to you!

14 Frannie August 20, 2010 at 10:18 am

Wow! After reading your post this morning, I went back and read the comments that you received last night. I’m sorry – it’s no fun waking up to the sensitivity police judging you and giving their “two-cents.”

I really didn’t think twice when I read your review about the glow bar last night. I have been reading your blog for the past year, and I feel that your review last night is “par for the course” on this blog. I don’t know you personally, but it seemed in-step with your personality as expressed through this blog. In your posts, you express your opinions about products, restaurants, etc… Your review was not harsh at all. As the Front Burner said “lesson learned” – geez!

I hope that you have a better day today 🙂

15 Sara August 20, 2010 at 10:26 am

I have been reading your blog for awhile and its been so helpful to me! I have changed how I eat and live and your blog has helped me stay motivated. So forget about the negative and focus on the positive 🙂

16 Meghann August 20, 2010 at 11:06 am

Thanks Sara 🙂

17 carly August 20, 2010 at 10:45 am

LOL, I have to say, the editor in me does cringe at some typos! 😉 Although I am absolutely just as guilty, especially lately as I have a new keyboard at work. The keys are barely raised! How am I supposed to clack-clack-clack away on it?!??

How is Maddie doing after her debacle last night? Bowser goes in for his annual next month, and while he’s never had a reaction before, something like that is my worst nightmare. Especially since we’ve moved and this will be his first visit with a new vet. 🙁

18 Meghann August 20, 2010 at 11:06 am

Maddie is doing great. 100% back to her old self. All the swelling is gone and she has stopped scratching at it.

19 eatmovewrite August 20, 2010 at 10:53 am

AMEN sister!

I always think, If it bugs you SO much, don’t read it!!!!

20 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) August 20, 2010 at 10:57 am

Great point Meghann, you ARE human! We all make mistakes and it’s important that we grow and learn from them. It makes perfect sense to review a product honestly and to leave all bias aside. I think it’s great that you made a point to let your readers now that you like the other bars. Maybe that particular flavor of bar just wasn’t for you. And that’s okay!

Checking e-mails in the morning before work is dangerous! haha

21 suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] August 20, 2010 at 10:59 am

Blog drama, oh my! 😛

Just like there’s a human behind every small business [and in some cases, large ones too. ;)], there’s a person behind each blog too.

Keep on writing!

22 thedailyoatmeal August 20, 2010 at 11:11 am

Oh no! Apparently you fall in the statistic: 33% of women ages 18-34, the first thing they do in the morning is check facebook 🙂

It just shows how much we are tied to our gadets!

I enjoy your blog errots (ehem) and all– keep up the great work.

23 Runeatrepeat August 20, 2010 at 11:16 am

My phone alarm wakes me up so I have to grab it to turn it off. Then, I check my email on my phone and 23 minutes later I realize I am late. This is a big problem when it stalls my run and the heat just gets worse as the minutes tick by.

If I had to be perfect on the blog I would have quit 2 years ago. I always tell myself, “We’re just here to have fun. We’re just here to have fun…”

24 Meghann August 20, 2010 at 11:19 am

That’s how I am when I hop into bed at night with my phone. before I know I’ve been in bed 30 minutes and my google reader is cut in half.

25 Sarah for Real August 20, 2010 at 11:37 am

Oh dear… I can’t think of a recent post that would have been politically incorrect…? The typos, we all do that. Lately I’m guilty of doing the thing I hate the most, their-they’re-there. Gah!

But seriously, who gets their panties in a twist over typos??? I know I’ve mentioned one or two that made me laugh, but that’s all part of the fun of blogging right? I’ll stop though, I can see how it would get old.

Your blog is one of only about 4 that I have the web address memorized and read daily 🙂 Love it! That is all.

26 ForDGRedial August 20, 2010 at 11:38 am

I am really glad you are honest, it wasn’t personal to Angela ‘the blogger’ it was constructive feedback to ‘the bakery’. The fact that you are honest and real and don’t just suck-up because of Angela’s ‘place’, so to speak, in the blogging world is why I love hanging out with you through your blog and why I want to comment and discuss…I know I won’t just get lost into numbers.

Amy x

27 ellaroo88 August 20, 2010 at 11:44 am

Love it! I am horrible at English. Good thing I am not going to be a writer

28 thewhatkateateblog August 20, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Were all human. End of story! Enjoy your Friday.

29 deliciouswellness August 20, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Sometimes I think everyone forgets that this is a BLOG and you can say whatever you want!! That being said, it is also interesting how sometimes comments can make us really think about what we say and the meaning behind it.

You seem like such a sweet person and I’m sure everyone can agree that you wouldn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings!

I think what you said in THIS post proves just how awesome you are. 🙂

30 Trish August 20, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Love it! I would rather you be honest than falsely sugar coat everything. And you are 100% entitled to have your own opinion about everything. Also, you’re never ever going to please every single person all the time. I’m glad you said what you thought. Thank you for being real. You aren’t going to love everything and I appreciate you saying that.

31 runningaroundnormal August 20, 2010 at 12:48 pm

I love that quote! I must be superhuman too! haha
I totally hear ya about the email checking. It’s just way too easy to roll over and check it when you can check right from your phone.

32 hundredtenpounds August 20, 2010 at 1:25 pm

I have an iPhone so I am always connected. In some ways, that can be a pain because I feel like I have to check everything all the time.

33 tropicaleats August 20, 2010 at 1:43 pm

you are awesome!

love that you lay it all out there. Spailing and grammurrrrr is overrated anyways. If anyone talked in proper english i’d say uhhh, really now?

keep up the great work! so glad I got to meet you last weekend 🙂 you’re doing big things!

34 Nicole August 20, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I missed that whole kafluffle and had to go back and see what was going on. But don’t worry- I still think you are a wonderful and kind person!
I think we all have moments where we say something that may be true and totally honest, but maybe not totally tactful, or thought out. In real life, I’ve done it lots. You apologize, and go on. 99% of the time, the other person isn’t even insulted, or if they are, they realize you meant no harm. This is a blog, and more people read it, so it is more embarassing and garners more attention, but I think it is exactly what you said in your post. You’re human. You make mistakes. You were just being honest, and it is kind of a complicated situation, with no clear right or wrong. What is important is that you acknowledged the situation, and how it could effect other people, and addressed it. I don’t think it makes you rude, or unprofessional (in so far as a blog is professional). It just makes you human.

35 Samantha August 20, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Well stated! I’m sure Angela wasn’t in the least offended. There’s nothing wrong with honest review, I just don’t understand why she pitted one bar against another instead of reviewing them separately. But that in the end is Meghann’s choice, this is her blog and if she were to try to please every single reader, frustration would abound. Besides, feedback and constructive criticism can help any of that put a good or service out there, to improve!

36 Katie August 20, 2010 at 5:19 pm

I love your twitter post, it’s so true!!

37 bryn August 20, 2010 at 5:27 pm

I can’t seem to get healthy. I used to be incredibly healthy and an avid runner and after a bad break up I just sort of slowly let it slip to now where I do nothing active and am a fast food frequenter…the old me would be shocked! I went 2 x a year! Your blog helps me at least see what I SHOULD be doing, any advice on how to get the courage and motivation to actually “begin?”

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