Friday, October 16, 2009

Lurkers Unite! (and de-lurk)

My first official de-lurking day is today! (and the rest of the weekend). And it truly is my first; I don't think I've had one in four years.

What does this mean? Well, if you read my blog, then you need to leave a comment. Yes! Even if you read my blog only occasionally or if you read my blog every day, I want to hear from you. It's nice to know who's reading. So, leave a comment with the following:

1. How did you find my blog?
2. How long have you been reading it?
3. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

That is all! And if you lurk and don't comment, then you'll be breaking the rules. Which is fine, I guess, because how the heck would I know you read and didn't comment? I don't read my analytics very often, so you'd be safe. But still, I might cry if I see only 3 comments. Maybe not. Who knows. The zoloft is working, so I probably will be fine with it!


April J. said...

I found your blog through a community site asking about moving to the Bay Area, after you had been here a while. I was intrigued especially since our kiddos are pretty much all the same age. Turns out you were a friend of a friend.

I think about a year and a half I have been following you. I don't know time flies.

Lastly Tillamook Chocolate and Peanut Butter Ice Cream!

Melissa said...

I'm a regular :) - thanks to google reader.

1. I don't even know how I found out about it...maybe an email from Arlene with family blogs on it or something...

2. I've been reading for about 2.5 years. Since Ryan and I have been married.

3. Chocolate Malted Crunch from Thriftys...I think it's Right Aid now.

Jill said...

I read regularly through google reader (which makes it so easy, but then I'm a bad commenter). I found your blog because it was linked to Julie's blog. I have been reading for more than a year. My favorite ice cream? I haven't met very many that I don't like. It depends on my mood and the season. For example, right now I don't want regular ice cream, I want a Pumpkin Pie Blizzard. And, Dairy Queen is only 3 blocks from my house....I need to run more. I also love Kroger's Oatmeal Cookie, and Ben & Jerry's Pistachio (hard to find).

FluffyChicky said...

Found you on Mormon Mommy Wars a few years ago. I've been stalking you ever since. :)

I like Huckleberry Cheesecake icecream from Reed's Dairy. And Blizzards from Dairy Queen. Mmmm...Dairy Queen...

Melissa said...

I am not sure where I found your blog, but it might have been through my aunt Rozla's. I remembered you from high school so I took a peek. I have been "lurking" through google reader for about a year and a half. My favorite ice cream varies with the season as well, but currently it is root beer ice cream (though bubble gum and mint chocolate chip are a close second). I had a root beer obsession when I was pregnant (weird) and unfortunately my baby is 5 months old and I am still loving the stuff. I actually had a dream about the root beer shakes at Rupes-but don't tell anyone!

siobhan said...

1. fmh.
2. since mid-2006?
3. mint chocolate chip.

we don't have internet (or a computer anymore!), so i read exclusively on my phone. it has a handy google reader application, so i'm easily able to read, but it's tough for me to comment much. i feel like you should live next door and be my best friend!

Christy said...

i love your blog :) it is so you!

I have been reading for probably 2 years and i think i found you thru Rozla as well...not sure.

My favorite ice cream??? I am not really an ice cream eater, but if i am going to indulge...the i love me a good orea shake from RUPES or their classic swirl cone (with the rootbeer icecream for sure!!!)

sariqd said...

Gosh... I don't remember how I found your blog but you've been in my google reader for a LONG time!

Favorite ice cream? Chocolate. Pure, unadulterated chocolate. But that may change as my tastebuds are being weird.

Jan said...

You enailed me about your blog a way long time ago. :) You're in my google reader but I rarely comment, I just like to keep taps on the happpymeetscrazy clan! :) (see, no use of last name) Though I think I still don't know #5's name . . .

Ice cream, mmmm, cookies and cream from the Creamery, of course, preferably on a cone.

Julie said...

You know me, right?!
I think I've been reading for a year and a half now?
Rocky Road.

tamrobot said...

I have read from the start. I am your sister. I don't really like ice cream. More of a cookie person.

Julie P said...

1 and 2 - I found you and your blog through the Tales blog when you sent out the SOS for help in moving to California. :)

3. Ice cream? Mint chocolate chip, at least half of Ben and Jerry's available flavors, chocolate chip cookie dough, I just love ice cream.


bythelbs said...

If you don't know me by now, you will never never never know me...

Pistachio almond.

Amanda D said...

I've been reading for almost three years now. I don't have any idea anymore how I found you. But, I can't stay away!

My favorite icecream is mint chocolate chip - if it has good chocolate in it. None of that waxy chocolate for me. Or if I'm at the Tillamook cheese factory then it's Udderly Chocolate all the way. And at DQ, a cookie dough blizzard, please.

Can you tell I've been craving some icecream?

Nicky said...

1. I have no idea how I found you, but glad I did.
2. I guess it has been a year??
3. Vanilla. The possible add-ins are endless.

I have enjoyed reading. I rarely comment on any blog I read, sorry. I should change my evil ways.

nweames said...

1. Found your blog through Stephanie,
2. Been reading a few months
3. Aggie Blue Mint (Blue mint oreo with white chocolate chunks -- USU specialty, YUM!)

Anonymous said...

1. I'm your brother, so i know things.
2. Probably since i returned home off the mission.
3. I like vanilla with different sauces/syrups or cookies n' cream

Desi said...

1. I have no idea how I found was so long ago.

2. I think I've been reading for about 2 years now.

3. It's hard to pick a favorite, but if I have to choose I would have to say Daiquiri Ice from Baskin Robbins which really isn’t even an ice cream at all…and you can't hardly ever even find it anymore... it’s so depressing ;-)

evitafjord said...

1. The all-knowing Google Reader suggested your blog. I assumed it was because I was already reading BTL's and Mad's.

2. I think I started reading some time during this summer.

3. Quality vanilla soft serve with or without toppings.

Alison Wonderland said...

I believe I was sent here by the lovely ByTheLbs. (Or maybe I just linked over from there.)

I've been here about a year. Or maybe more??? I don't really remember.

New York Super Fudge Chunk B&J but Private Selection's Chocolate Almond Indulgence will do in a pinch.

Mel said...

1. Steph told me I should check it out and I've been stalking you since.
2.A couple months
3.Anything nutless and cold! I've been enjoying a Ben and Jerry's flavor recently though. It has brownie chunks AND cookie dough in it, but I don't remember the name.

Kim said...

Hello lady!
1) I think I found you from Rozla or Christy's blog not sure which!
2) I have been reading for probably a year and a half, I am hooked on all that is Cheryl! hehe! Love ya!
3) Favorite Ice Cream....just one? Well you can never go wrong with cookies and cream or strawberry cheescake is good too!

Samantha said...

1. Found your blog through your comments on Tales from the Crib.
2. Been reading..hmmm...maybe a little over a year?
3. chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!

Leslie said...

I can't remember how I found your blog...and it's been about 2 years. You know I used to be a very good commenter, but have been trying to figure out balance in my life and have cut down on commenting. Acutally, I have cut way back on which blogs I read but can't not ready yours! :) Favorite ice can I choose? Dryer's Bear Lake Raspberry, or Girl Scout Cookie Samosa, or a lovely good vanilla bean, or...(see what I mean?)

Marianne said...

Hi Cheryl~

I've been dropping in occasionally since our fun temple date and lunch with Shauntae.

I love cookies and cream ice cream! :o)

Anne Marie said...

1. Mormon Mommy Wars
2. Maybe a year or so
3. Chocolate chip mint

I appreciate your honesty and openness about the ups and downs of motherhood. Thank you!

Rachel and Nathan Fisher said...

1. I don't remember how I found your blog ... sorry
2. Maybe 2 years? When did you move back to Utah? I think it was around then.
3. I'm not a huge ice cream fan - I like it but I'd much rather go straight for the cake :) One of my favorites is definitely root beer from Rupes (It isn't a trip home without a stop at Rupes!)


1- I can't remember how I found your blog.
2- Been reading for awhile.
3- Vanilla Bean.

chelsea said...

1-The Lyon's tale comment

2- A couple of months...max 6 months!
3- Love all ice cream...but probably have to go with banana brownie!

Tiffany said...

I probably found your blog because of a giveaway? or...from a friend? I can't really remember!
I've been reading...6-12 months?!
(once a blog is added to my reader- I lose track or the what's and when's)
My favorite ice cream: chocolate peanut butter!

JK Miller said...

1. Facebook i think
2. I have no idea
3. Cookies N Cream

Stephanie said...

I think it was 20 years ago next month (does that make you feel old, it does me!!) that you introduced me around a new school, and you invited me to your blog years ago. A few months ago I decided I would get with it and keep up with my good friends' blogs, so I've been reading just since then. I rarely meet an ice cream I don't like, but my favorite is the Kroger praline pecan from Smiths.

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

1. Found you through your cute sis.
2. I've been reading for like a year and a half...but I've read all your archives too, so it feels like longer. :)
3. Aggie Blue Mint

Kathryn said...

I can't remember how I found your blog, but I've been reading for a while...maybe a year or a little more, I think. I loved hearing all about your pregnancy and such. My first baby was born about a month after #5. I can also relate to a lot of what you've said about depression, which I have dealt with myself (mostly as a consequence of a LOT of anxiety issues). I love your blog!

Kathryn said...

And I missed the ice cream question... I would say the Creamery's Earnestly Chocolate.

Holly said...

1. I found a link from

2. About 2 mins.

3. Chocolate

FoxyJ said...

I think I found your blog through comments on either MMW or Segullah. Or maybe just the general atmosphere of the Mormon mommy blogosphere :)

Not sure how long I've been reading. Six months? A year?

Please don't get me thinking about ice cream. I'm pregnant and there's none in my freezer :) I love peanut butter/chocolate or cookies and cream. Last winter I also got addicted to Safeway Gingerbread Cookie; sadly there's no Safeway in Utah. Tillamook also makes a really tasty Marionberry Pie ice cream, but they don't sell it here either :(

Rebekah said...

1. Your my sis-in-law.
2. Over a year. Or, since I began dating your brother. ;)
3. Homemade...raspberry chocolate.

Luv you sis!

Brandon (the husband) said...

1. You told me.
2. Since Post #1
3. Cookies and Cream

Love you! :)

Ronna said...

I saw you listed on Rozla's blog

It's been a year or two

chocolate chip

and, I know one of your other lurkers randomly....Siobhan and I almost met when I was in Hawaii with Veronica in 2003. I know her from a message board on aol. :)

Janelle said...

Hi Cheryl,

I email met you via Julie P.

I like ice cream OK, but I actually prefer the brownie or cake next to it.

Donde estas los lurkers? All of the people above me have commented before.

I want to see a bona fide lurker de-lurk!

flip flop mama said...

probably a little over 2 years
peanut butter cup

earlfam said...

I first came after I met you, because I liked you so much.

I think that was February....?

Chocolate with Peanut butter is my standard answer but I've been craving Praline Pecan for a few weeks now.

Kevin and Lisa said...

Long time friend(does 9 years count as that?) could I not read your blog.
I've probably been reading since....I really don't know. When did you start?
Mint Oreo, which is do hard to find. I usually have to make my own.

Julie said...

1. I found your blog at Bekah's bridal shower, that's when you started giving me awesome weight loss tips.
2. You're in my google reader, so I've been keeping up with your blog for a while.
3. My recent (seasonal) cocoa (I love the marshmallows)

Lizzie said...

1. OUr hubby's used to work together. Still big 'sniff' for the "used to" part. Miss you guys! I have no friends at the new company.
2. Darnm, this part IO just don't remember.
3. Butter pecan. Ironically, I actually tried this flavor for the first-time on one of the FL cruises, and I've been hooked ever since.

I know I never comment anymore, but life has just gotten so busy. I do still lurk though!

The Jones Family said...

I found your blog, I think, through Mormon Women. I enjoy your candor. I've been reading your blog on and off for several months and I like chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream but not too much because I'm lactose intolerant. Keep writing and smiling.

Grandma Rozla said...

Hi Cheryl, Wow it looks like a few have read because of my blog link to yours - you should thank me j/k. I found your blog from your mom - been reading since #4 was a baby - however long ago that was and my favorite is Dreamsicle from Schwans - orange sherbet/vanilla mix.

SO glad the zoloft is working :) Love ya

Grandma Rozla said...

Hey Cheryl, I'm using your idea on my blog - hope that is okay :)

Cardalls said...

Not sure how I found your blog...can't remember!

Check up on you often!

Ice cream doesn't agree with my digestive system, so I don't eat it much, but if I do it has to be really good cookies and cream or chocolate peanut butter.

Courtney N said...

You are my cousin... you told me about your blog

I have you blog on google reader so i read it a lot... even though I don't leave comments

I love cookie dough icecream

Kara said...

I found your blog through facebook, I have been reading it since about the time your new baby was born, and my favorite flavor of ice cream is probably anything with caramel in it but since I am nursing a baby with reflux sadly I am ice cream deprived.

Gio, Judi and Boys said...

i found your blog through fb, i has been so long i'm not sure....and i love it! and you!

i've been reading since the start of 2009 and am addicted!

ice oreo cookie....
gelato....fragola (strawberry) or translation needed for that one.

have a great day!

blogging and bliss~ said...

1. Found it through face book
2. Since last year
3. Anything with chocolate and caramel

Sara said...

can't remember how i found your blog originally, but probably thru a common friend ... maybe julie?
it's been at least a year or two.
don't have a favorite ... seriously!
i'm more of a brownie or cookie girl. :)

brenbot said...

1. Sisters.
2. Since the beginning.
3. Chocolate Malted Crunch but I'm gradually going back to my vegan ways.

Kellie Miller said...

1. I found your blog via Mormon Mommy was once listed.
2. For about a year now.
3. Baskin Robbins (ONLY!) Chocolate Peanut Butter. It is too bad we live overseas and I only get it every few years...or maybe that is good!

Cheryl said...

HA! I wondered if anyone noticed I wasn't on there anymore. Interesting, interesting. :) Thank you for reading, though. I may have to add you to my reader --your photography is awesome!

Richelle said...

I guess I am kind of a lurker. I comment every once in a while. :) I'm not sure how I found your blog. I think we just read some of the same people's blogs and so I ended up checking yours out. I have probably been reading for about a year. I love icecream with caramel or peanut butter in it.

tania said...

Hey Cheryl! I read your blog when I can...maybe every couple of weeks! It is totally "you". My favorite is seeing your kiddos grow up. How did we get so old?

LadyLenore said...

do i count as a lurker? probly :]

1- you told me in person?
2- sporadically... since i discovered google reader, i guess. so mebbe a year
3- aggie blue mint :D and it rocks cuz macey's in logan will sell it in the half pint size. yes, it costs lots, but i don't eat ice cream much here anyway. too cold.

So unfortunately, i've not been able to take your advice about dealing with my boy problems with aggie ice cream.

maybe next week :P

Dave and Kathryn Dodds said...

I found your blog by you telling me about it!
I've been reading it for about 2 years.

My favorite flavor is ice cream is a toss up between cookie dough and cookies and cream!

The Conductor said...

A de-lurking post -- what a fun idea! I mean, for people whose blogs are not private, of course...

1. I clicked your name over at Nine Moons when I realized I might actually know this "Cheryl."

2. Since whenever #1 happened. And usually I'm a more regular reader, but I see it's been a couple weeks since I've been here. Man, life gets busy!

3. Cookies and cream, definitely.