Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Free wingdings for everyone, and where the hell are you, Decorno?

UPDATE: This homemade video mashup is a way cuter way to enjoy this song... make sure you watch Ally Sheedy break it down at 2:35...







God, this song just gives me that teenage feeling. I want to go smoke cloves and make out with boys.

In other news, some people asked where I went, and frankly, I was just on overload. I mean, work email, Facebook email, Twitter. Holy shit. How do people deal with it? Too much. Just too much of a whole lotta nothing.

I will say, I do enjoy email from Decorno readers. But you know who is ruining it for all of us? PR managers of America, that's who. The PR spam is starting to kill me. (PR PEOPLE OF AMERICA PLEASE STOP EMAILING ME UNLESS YOU PLAN TO GIVE ME FREE SHIT. I am down with being on the take, but no, I will not wake up at 7am so I can blog for free about your amazing wingding. If you want to send me a free wingdig, then that's another story...)

And then there is Twitter. (Can we talk about Twitter, please? Do you guys like Twitter? Do you use it? Do you prefer it to blogs, or is that like cats & bananas?) All this twitting and tweeting and blogging and hot air. So much hot air. (And I am the worst offender!) I like blogging but sometimes it make me want to cut my eyes out and jab pencils in my ears, you know what I mean?

So that's why I left you with Flint for a while. Just to suffer. I am not sure how regularly I plan to keep updating this blog, so please feel free to subscribe (see little widget to the right) if you care to get new posts delivered right to your in-box as they come.

Decorno loves you.

xoxo

81 comments:

Courtney said...

you know what? you are the cutest blogger who hates being a blogger. please don't leave. you keep us all sane. xoxo.

Harv the Perv said...

Fuck decor!

Kelly vs. Bethenny Beatdown, Part 2: Tonight!

Decorno said...

Holy shit, I need to go set the TIVO for that...

Anonymous said...

Oh, my cat and I are wearing special outfits for this...

Anonymous said...

Please don't leave us!

Anonymous said...

Please DO NOT leave us. Please. I love your blog -- it is the only one I check daily (ok, sometimes more than daily). You are so !*#$#ing funny and you have a great perspective on decor, life, and everything else that matters.

alissa said...

i havent jumped on the twitter train yet - still think blogs are better. and i like yours - so dont abandoned us for the twitterers.

also i agree on the pr people. i know, my blog name has wedding in it - this is deceiving and probably my bad. but guess what - i dont post about weddings! so no, i would not like to post about your awesome wedding dress website! but thanks...

Lady Rachel Pie said...

don't leave blogging... leave twitter. Actual blogging is a way better forum than micro-blogging.

:D

I'd be sad if your blog went lifeless and unbold in my google reader. It's fun. and funny.

victoria thorne said...

decorno: we love you back

mamacita said...

Quit twittering -- it's a waste of time. And you don't need to keep up with facebook email unless you actually have something to say to those people. But you cannot abandon your blog, or I will burn your house down (though I will steal your shoes first).

P.S. to PR people -- Tired of uncooperative bitches like Decorno? Shoot me an email!

Decorno said...

Ha! They won't pay you, either Mamacita. They are cheap bastards! I mean they are PR, ie, no budgets. Always gunning for free press. Bitches. What kind of communist bullshit is that?

Decorina said...

We love you Decs. At least I do. And there is such a thing as TOO MUCH CONNECTIVITY. Too much.

Anonymous said...

Blogging is over, over, over. Twitter is going to turn out to be the 21 century's CB radio. Facebook is going to be exposed as a front for a global pedophilia ring. It's all over people, nothing to see here. Move along.

Anonymous said...

have all the bloggers jumped ship to Twitter? my google reader is so sad these days. the only updates are from NYmag (paid bloggers) and WhoWhatWearDaily (paid advertisements). where did the bloggers go? what am I supposed to do when my boyfriend wants to watch another baseball game? help!!

Anonymous said...

p.s. Decorno, I am so glad you are back. even if you aren't. maybe a little?

JJ said...

Clove cigarettes are so Vegas.

Emily said...

I twit to update facebook. But you're right. It's a lot. I say leave twitter in the dust and update your blog! I need to know what happens to the bathroom with the tub in the toilet. I need to see your kitchen.

I need my decorno fix.

And yes, you're in my google reader.

xx

Anonymous said...

Twitter is so lame. I read blogs for some substance. I don't care anything about what someone is doing 50 times a day by the way of twitter.

allison said...

give up twitter. it's sooo lame, and if ashton kutcher is doing it, you know it's already on the way out. hello, trucker hat anyone?

don't leave the blog! nooooooo!

Anonymous said...

show us some pics from your kitchen, woman!

doug said...

Twitter is stupid and I don't know what I am supposed to do with it. I just repost my facebook status, which seems incredibly pointless. No one possibly needs to know that much about me. and you can search it somehow.

I made a snide comment about bike messengers while in Nashville this weekend, and now a bike messenger company in Nashville is 'following' me. scary interweb voodoo.

please keep blogging.

thevioletpear said...

twitter? facebook? i haven't signed up for either - i just don't get it, being constantly connected to everyone just doesn't sound fun! or worthwhile. am i wrong?

thevioletpear said...

also forgot to say LOVE your blog, it cracks me up, plus i had dave the plumber over to fix our tub! (or was it big dave or big john?)

TK said...

First time writing in, felt compelled to ask you to keep blogging. Few are keeping it real in the decor world, much less funny - keep writing please!!

Revival Home and Garden said...

The timing of this post is perfect... just a few minutes ago I was checking my e-mail, which informed me of new people following me on Twitter, new comments on Facebook, and new posts on my blog...which I haven't posted anything new to in weeks and can't for the life of me feel inspired to do so. Maybe we have spring fever, or maybe there is just too damn much technology out there that keeps us from things more important. Or maybe I have had too much wine.

Twitter is like the evil cousin to Facebook, which itself is a thorn in my side. Very few (including, most times, myself) have anything noteworthy to say, but that doesn't seem to stop us.

Thanks for the post. I'm picking up what you're putting down. But please don't leave us to a lonely sea of blogs about crafts and outfits. We need you!

esti said...

you must keep this blog up!!
i am afirst time writer and love your humor and taste-

i check allthe decor blogs and you are the most entertaining!

don't leave me...................

Anonymous said...

Dearest Decorno,

The stretch marks on my ass are older than you so it worries me that you're identifying with Breakfast Club or Sixteen Candles. As a budding homo, I tried on the style of each and every one of those characters (I was fat during the Molly Ringwald phase and my moobs looked much better.)

Anyway, it's Spring and we should all shake off the Winter shits. For me, this usually requires a primal scream, twenty bags of mulch, and the sight of backfat when I jump out of the shower.

I'd recommend a daily dose of fucking, biking, gardening, and boring salad to anyone facing burnout.

I'd also suggest drafting a generic pay for play policy on PR that you can shoot back at any shill.

mamacita said...

You know your life would be empty if you didn't get comments like that anymore.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:29--

Mulch? Biking?! Have you not heard of Vicodin?

These kids today, honestly...

Fancy for nyc said...

sorry guys, twitter is for suckers...

Anonymous said...

yeah, like blogging is for the real cutting edge...

Anonymous said...

please, please don't leave for twitter and facebook. I logged on over there for about 20 seconds. What a waste of time . It's like being in the ladies room and hearing snippets of conversation over the door.
Your blog makes me feel like we're just standing in line together waiting to use the loo- you're my hilarious friend that makes the wait shorter. Oh, and when do i get to see the pictures of your kitchen?
Don't be creeped out, that was a compliment.

Maison Luxe said...

We love you, Decorno!

i predict that if you leave the blog, the anons will take over like dandelions. did you see the anons in action on the Flint post after a week had passed with no sign of you? yikes!

Nina79 said...

I dont twitter and i refuse to start. Why the hell should anyone know what other people are doing 24/7? People writing down everything that comes to their mind, right away? Sometimes it is better to think about something for a little while before you put it out there.

I have been checking your blog daily (more then once) and I miss your snark and thought provoking questions and reading peoples comments. So hopefully you will come back to this blog after you've twittered, twatterd or facebooked.

Lolo said...

I've been a Twit since the beginning due to my lack of time in terms of blogging, message boards, etc. Plus, once I feel like I "have" to do something I tend to lose interest and drag my feet. Twitter makes it easy for me and my friends to just blurt out whatever's on our minds, plates, whathaveyou.

Do what you do and enjoy it. If that means that this blog is to be neglected, then I'll happily wish you good things and thank you for the fun I've had.

Jane said...

I'm sure that updating this blog is a thorn in your side but we don't care. You have to keep doing it, those are the rules. And we love you x

Anonymous said...

Did you go and get yourself knocked up?

Kwana said...

I missed you way too much. Do I have a problem? Hmm.. maybe. I totally enjoy your blog and look forward to it. Please come back to us.

I twitter to keep up with my writer friends. Yeah it's a time suck and I'm fighting to control it. Do I have to stalk you on twitter? Please say no.

Facebook one update for me a day to say my blog is up if anybody cares.

Anonymous said...

My fear is that if you leave, your blog will be taken over by Maison Luxe ads.

Anonymous said...

Geez, don't go...don't twitter... please keep blogging. puhleeeeeeeze keep blogging.

RLG said...

Maybe you'll feel different after you vacation in Italy (bitch, lol). Please don't leave us! I need a daily dose of irreverence b/c of all that hot, useless air going around (now apparently full of swine flu). Buck up, little camper. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Twitter is totally lame, even the teenagers in my house have deemed it so and they are the most plugged-in demographic around.
Listen PR people: you get more from honey. Didn't ya'll take PR 101?? Decorno has to smell, touch, feel taste your product before she can give you a mention. C'mon! Stop with the nagging, silly emails and awkward press releases and send her some free shit.

Jill said...

Twitter is sad...blogging is happy.
You make me happy!

amymezzell said...

Please don't stop blogging! If you need more time, dump the ridiculous Twitter shit, and come back! Set your Facebook to where you don't get email alerts. I would be so sad if you only updated your blog once every 2 or 3 weeks (or worse!).

ks said...

i would miss you.
please stay.
twits are for twits.
come see me at mine too.
good times.

home before dark said...

This nonstop communicating of what's on our minds (apparently not much) is killing communication. Blog on, girl and let the twits go to shit.

Lauren Corbyn said...

Get some ads up on this blog and we'll start clicking away so that you can make this a lucrative endeavor. It only seems fair to you.

opera glass said...

I love your blog, please don't abandon it!

Anonymous said...

Hate facebook, hate twitter, have learned a lot from blogs. If nothing else, post pictures. I learn a lot from just looking at beautiful things. I do not have a lot of time to wander around the internet universe so blogs are wonderful gateways. I can only read while I am waiting for my handicapped daughter to eat a meal. Blogs have been inspiration and courage to tackle something that will make my abode just a bit better.

Anonymous said...

I'd consider it my civic duty to click on those ads at least twice daily. we may sound whiny and annoying, but we're your whiny and annoying readers. You bring out the sauciest scandalous side in us. C'mon, lets hate on cutesy things together. Lets call tacky and rediculously ugly when we see it. Lets bow down to the gods of design when need be. And lets see how that house of yours turns out. Don't leave, we'd be ever so sad and lost

that.could said...

Please don't go! Just give up all the other inane time wasters: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
You're perspective on anything brings a smile to my day every time you post!

LIMOM said...

News anchor Brian Williams had this to say to John Stewart about Twitter.

"Listen I get home from work at night and I'm lucky if the dog wakes up." Perfect!! Twitter is the communications equivalent to motion sensor faucets, unecessary and just another obligation we can feel bad about.

Even since the open toed gladiator boot post you've been part of the daily routine. Go forth and blog.

Anonymous said...

I started boycotting facebook about two months ago. From what I can tell most people are tiring of it. Never twittered..seems even more disconnecting that fb. Love your blog tho.

Anonymous said...

Moobs and backfat, my sad little life is made better by those two words today. As a boring blogger, I so totally appreciate your piece of the world. You've created the Decorno brand, there's nothing else like it. People out there in the PR universe have figured that part out, they just don't know what to do with you yet.

Go for the ads,

MRManja said...

Hate Twitter. Love your blog.

Susan said...

Yes, your blog is wonderful---twittering--who really needs it.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I hate twitter. We now randomly announce what we are getting ready to do in our house in a very sarcastic tone as a twitter joke. IE "going to take a big shit now hope it's a boy"
Can't wait for the showdown tonight. It makes me quiver just thinking about it. Keep on bloggin

SparkerShop said...

That video made my day - thanks!

When and if you decide to return, we'll be here to read. At least promise you'll pop back in with an update on your kitchen and bathroom remodels!

mary said...

Please do not leave us!!!! Personally (and I know tht I'm really old school) twitter is just a step away from lunacy...supposed to be so great, but it's just another addiction and way to avoid being at peace with oneself and life. As for Facebook and My Space--so what! You are so in touch with what is important and real--us, your readers!!! (Glad that you're OK--you had me worried)

Anonymous said...

The first time I heard about twitter was two years ago at a technology conference for teachers. When our tech guru (who fits every possible stereotype) asked us to sign up for Twitter so we could follow each other I knew this was going to be a huge nerdfest. Now I avoid it as a matter of principal.

Jenny said...

You are one of my daily reads! Please keep blogging. Love seeing pics of your projects and ideas, and the things you do and don't like in today's decor, and reading the comments of your erudite blogship.
But don't tweet. I don't want to know what you or anyone else is doing at 7.05, 7.15 and 7.55 and every 20 min thereafter.
Put simply, Twitter is another sign of the decline of our civilisation.

rerun said...

look girl, i know you're tired and all, but shit, so am i. i'm north of 40 so i take as many chances to bitch as i can. yes, i look forward to your blog. it's my high, my inspiration & lifeline. don't go! yeah, we're a needy bunch, i'll admit. i've lost 3 loved ones in the last 5 months. i live in the SOUTH for the love of god, am overworked and underpaid. your blog brings some levity, & girlfriend over here needs that. so holla.

take your time, relax, chill, regroup. you've got vacay coming up, so enjoy that. then climb back in the saddle. mwah.

DESIGNBANK said...

Oh Decorno, I love you.

I've only discovered your blog in the last few weeks and I wish I would have found it sooner. I sit here reading it and almost piss my pants. Your hilarious! Reading your views on wine charms, Tiffany jewellery and fake flowers is like listening to the voice in my head.

I understand that blogging can be a bit of a chore but if you leave, who is going to keep in line all of those lay-des with their 'I Married Adventure' book on their coffee table? Your one of the few who tell it how it is - thanks for keeping it real. You really are an inspiration. x

couchseattle.com said...

So what I take from this is that Decorno will shill for me if Decorno gets a free couch she likes? Done deal. Linen, down, nailheads, the works. Comfy as that Mitchell Gold number you were considering but a little less frumpy looking. Ask Decorno, and you shall receive.

Anonymous said...

but she'll still think you're a douche, couchseattle.

Linda said...

I don't get Twitter. Who wants endless little trivial "updates" from God-only-knows how many people you won't give a damn about? Don't people have lives of their own? Oh. They don't. My bad.

Decorno said...

Couchseattle - let me know when to pick up my new sofa. (This is a great country!)

couchseattle.com said...

Anon 5:30-- If by douche she thinks i shamelessly promote my business, she'd be right. Also I view this as a public service to keep decorno excited about blogging again. If you don't like it go look at a picture of Flint for another week.

Decorno- how will I know what color linen and nailheads to use? Perhaps you should come in and tell me.

Anonymous said...

couchseattle,

Nope, that's not what I meant.

couchseattle.com said...

and i'm totally OK with that anon.

Anonymous said...

CouchSeattle, I'm the backfat moobed anon - not the rabid anti-douche anon trying to screw anyone out of a shill couch.

Anyway, there are some possibilities I've seen on other sites to raise some additional bribe money.

1. Fabulon has has a 'donate to keep ad-free' button. We'd have to have seasonal fund raisers like PBS and I'd reserve my spot as a kind of a be-penised Suze Orman talking about fucking up DIY projects. It's my strength.

2. Follow the Fug Girls lead and contract out some Decorno T-shirts. Zero mailing requirements if you do it through some cafepress type site.

3. Subscription-based bullshit which is the same as #1, but requires a quarterly mailer of stupid cute shit (June is paper daisy month!)

Anonymous said...

I like your blog but you can leave if you want. I will survive.

couchseattle.com said...

fuck that. she can't leave. who else is going to tell people to paint their bathrooms black and actually get responses when she asks how much people make. that shit just ain't going down on AT or designsponge.

Anonymous said...

You just haven't been to the all-new, hipster-friendly Style Court!

Anonymous said...

i've been coming to terms with your non-posts of late an, i could feel the vibe that you are over it and thinking of leaving us. in light of hearing that you're not receiving any free shit then i don't blame you. you'll be missed tho and i really really hope you find a way to make it worth your while and continue with your snarky love.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:32 AM,

Suze Orman is already be-penised.

Musette said...

Hon,

You forget: this is YOUR blog. Post when you will. No point in hating it, right? Your fans (than includes me) would rather have you be your irreverent, bitchy, fabulous self on occasion than just going through the motions daily.

My opinion, anyway.

I don't Twitter. I do Facebook but only when it suits me. And I only read the blogs when it suits me, too. Violetpear is right - you don't need to be connected every minute. Don't let it own you, baby!

xo

ps. I have you in my RSS feed toolbar. I'm way old-school but that way I can choose when I read stuff.

Anonymous said...

I feel like we just broke up.

I need a moment.

Like Decorno said:

"I really love you guys and all, but you're high maintance, and I've got more important sh*t to do."

Is that what just happened?

Stunned.

I'm know I'm a big baby, but what could be more important than us--your Decorno fans, who love you?

Huh? Huh? What?

A new boyfriend?

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:12--

GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF.

Erin said...

Wow, It is really good to have you back Decorno. Keeping up with blogs is enough maintenance. The incessant nature of twitter keeps me from being able to follow it. It's great to check in a couple of times a week and see the bones laid bare to make you laugh. thank you!

Cristin said...

Ugh I TOTALLY understand. I had to stop blogging for a good 6 months at one point because I felt I was just rehashing the same garbage everyone else was and needed to cleanse myself of the self-indulgence--so to speak. But I came back and am liking it again but still not as into it as I used to be. Twittering, bleh. I only use it to post blog links to hopefully increase traffic. We'll see. But keep it up, love your stuff! I linked to you too, thanks for the tip!
http://eatfreecake.blogspot.com/2009/05/now-this-is-google-maps-i-can-get-on.html