New Stumble Upon Fan

It’s just about 4am, my son isn’t long in bed because his Dad gave him lucozade while I had a nap and that he was insane all night, bless him.  In an attempt to get him to go to bed, I turned on the laptop, hoping that he would get bored of me not giving him attention and feck off to sleep.  Have I ever mentioned I’m a great mother?

I didn’t have anything to do so I downloaded the StumbleUpon toolbar.  I have it on my pc but I’ve been using the laptop a lot now and I’ve wanted to Stumble things but didn’t know how without that toolbar.  So, freshly downloaded, I decided to use that button that brings you to sites that have already been stumbled.  I’d never actually used that feature before.  It was a mistake.  The first like four or five pages that showed up were all things that could amuse a three year old and keep him awake even longer.  I know I was trying to avoid playing and entertaining him but if I come across something I know he’s going to love, I just have to show him.  I ended up making him his own little folder.  For about an hour, we played with these pages, he was actually in hysterics laughing.  That kind of high pitched almost a scream type of laughter.  The extra shrill variety.  My neighbours really hate me, I wonder why?

 First, it was the sheep and the tranquilizer darts, it’s meant to test your reflexes, it’s fun but annoying because apparently I need to improve, maybe I should go get a coffee.  Get yourself a coffee you dumb sheep.  Son, the sheep want to go to bed, say bye bye!

Then we moved on to the juggling stick man.  That was fun.  The first two times.  Then it got boring pretty quickly but three olds like to repeat things, over and over and over and over and over again.  Oh, but son, he’s sooooo tired from juggling, I think I hear him snoring already, night night, wierd juggling man.

 Next up, flying a helicopter.  It’s quite a fun, simple game that my son absolutely adored.  He is seriously going to be wrecking my head to play it again tomorrow.  Of course, he kept holding his finger down on the button and crashing the thing straight away but apparently, that was why it was fun.  Ah.  It took quite a bit of persuading him that it was the helicopter’s bedtime.

We moved on to the singing horse thingies.  I think they were horses.  He thinks they’re horses.  And they sing.  There are four of them and you click on them to make them sing together or separately or whatever.  It was funny too, at first.  He thought it was hilarious.  He actually went to the press to get himself a packet of biscuits and settled down on the sofa to watch them like it was a television programme.   I raised an eyebrow and he put them back, but not before he hid a couple behind his back, why does he think I can’t see him??  It was a mutual agreement that the horses were tired.

We also found a cute little painting site.  It’s just a simple art pad but it’s nice.  I liked it.  He made a brilliant drawing.  The laptop has a touch screen so it was sort of like finger painting for him.  I kinda pressed the wrong button and lost the link to his picture so I can’t show you, I’ve been trying to find it but I can’t 😦

All worn out by his first expedition online, he is now tucked up in bed.  Woo!  (Did I cheer out loud?)

I found a couple of sites that amused me too.  One is a list of actual amusing exchanges between pilots and control towers while another is of stupid things said in court.  Both made me laugh.  I also saw an intriguing site called Post Secrets.  People mail in their secrets, how cool is that?  It’s like being able to read minds or something because people send in their guilty secrets, things they can’t share with anyone.  It’s a bit freaky that way.  I thought it was good though, I read a couple that stood out, one was a picture of a baby and on it said, “It makes me feel ugly when people are surprised that she’s beautiful”.   It’s the first time I’ve heard of it. 

I am now a fan of stumble upon.  I can see myself becoming addicted…I must remember not to crack out the running sheep, crashing helicopters or wierd singing horse/cow mutant things just before bedtime.

 I really should go to sleep and stop fluthering around on the Internet.  That reminds me, I saw my blog stats, someone found this blog by searching for the word fluther, I thought that was funny.  I better check that it doesn’t mean something else outside of where I live 🙂


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  1. 1

    cardiogirl said,

    You know I never really got into Stumble. I have the tool bar and I would like to be a recipient of Stumbles, right? And get tons of traffic, but I never found my groove on Stumble. Maybe I’ll give it another shot.

    I have run across Post Secret and found it a fascinating read as well. And just between you and me, my mother has said so many times to me, “Your children are so beautiful, I don’t know where they get that from.”

    Umm, yeah. Makes me feel like Quasimodo.

  2. 2

    cardiogirl said,

    p.s. I was a sluggish snail on the sheep thing (very addictive) and then I was a bobbing bobcat (middle of the range) and then I had some coffee and I kept getting penalties because I was jumping the gun.

    Fecking sheep.

  3. 3

    clairec23 said,

    They used to say to me, wow I never thought you’d cope with kids which in their eyes is a compliment 🙂 They look at my babies and say, aren’t they gorgeous? They don’t look anything like you. Thanks. Thanks a whole bunch.

    Fecking sheep is right! Damn things look like they’re going to run then they don’t, but you click the button anyway and lose seconds then before you’re ready two run at practically the same time 🙂

  4. 4

    yankeechick said,

    You guys have piqued my curiosity….I must go “Stumble”!!

  5. 5

    clairec23 said,

    You should, you might find something fun 🙂

  6. 6

    JD said,

    Oh, no. A new time waster. I just had to click on that sheep tranquilizer game! I, too, am a sluggish snail, and yes, thank you, I WILL go get some coffee.

    Anyway, cool site.

  7. 7

    clairec23 said,

    Hi, JD, your comment ended up being counted as spam which I only discovered now, sorry!

  8. 8

    Ben Finkel said,


    It was me searching for ‘fluther’. For what it’s worth, a fluther is a group of jellyfish (but I like your definition).

    Nice blog!


    Ben Founder & CEO

  9. 9

    clairec23 said,

    Ben, thanks for clearing that up for me!! I knew somebody couldn’t be searching for it the way I meant it 🙂

    Great site by the way!!

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