Wordle was messing with me


Now, relax. This was the wordle from days ago, while I was isolated thanks to my visit from the ‘rona fairy. Here’s my text complaint to my mother.

And now what you’ve all been waiting for: everyone’s ideas for a new blog name!

I make no promises about changing “Parenting is Funny,” but it was fun to see what you all came up with–an even 20!

You probably wanted me to list them like a survey, but I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings if their suggestion doesn’t get many votes. If you’d like, you can list up to your top 5 in the comments, and I’ll give myself a ridiculous amount of work sorting through all that for a “finals” round. But I’d do it for you, my BBBs!

Here they are, listed in the order that I read them in the comments:

  1. Speaking Out of Turn

2. Crazy with a yellow belt (Though this would have to be updated periodically. When it no longer needs to be updated, Crazy with a Black Belt has a great ring to it!)

3. Parenting is NOT funny (though she was kidding, still…)

4. Betsy, out of turn

5. Stuff that cracks me up

6. Life is Funny

7. The Accidental Rooster

8. Chex and Balances

9. Things Betsy does that no one else would dare

10. Chex Mix, Chickens, and other Tales

11. The Un-ordinary Life of Betsy Kerekes

12. Laugh at the Little Things and You’ll Laugh All Day

13. Laugh and the world laughs with you.

14. Laugh Lines

15. I Have Nothing Better To Offer

16. All Things Betsy

17. Take You Unaware (or Mid-Sentence)

18. Betsy’s Mixed Bag (not Chex)

19. Betsy’s Talk Show

20. Chick Kick

There they are, my lovelies! Which ones do you like the best?

90 responses »

  1. Oh my goodness, I like Chex and Balances and Chick Kick. And also Crazy with a Yellow Belt for sentimental reasons. But they are all good. Love this creative community.

    Hope you are fully on the mend, my friend!

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  2. I like Life is Funny. Cuz really, Parenting is Funny? The kids are gonna grow up. Maybe get smart. Some of them, 2 outta 3, say . Do you have to be a mom forever? It is so exhausting! Isn’t there a time limit! A contract? Life is Funny. Definitely, but exhausting.

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    • Being a mother to your children is the greatest honor of your life, Flojo!!! Imagine all of that written in caps, because that’s how it sounded in my head! Also, over the phone, since I’m in quarantine, my kids say I sound just like you. Scary. {Shudder}


  3. I still like my Accidental Rooster, but looks like I’m in the minority. I do like Chex and Balances and I think that Parenting is Not Funny would fit in with the teen years.

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  4. I was going to comment on KRILL too, but somebody beat me to it. You would have looked like a genius if that had been the answer!

    Gotta go with either Chex and Balances or The Accidental Rooster.

    Hope you’re feeling better!

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    • I just wanted to explore new letters, okay! I had enough attempts to get creative. Some purists on here… πŸ˜›

      Thanks for your votes. And thanks re: feeling better. I feel like I may be coughing forever. I haven’t been to Jiu-Jitsu is over a week!

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  5. haha my husband and I do wordle every day and we had gotten into a fight the night prior and PRICK was the next day’s puzzle and after he finished it he sent me a wink-face emoji (as he knew it was fitting for him hahaha)…

    I vote #10 actually πŸ™‚ I like a varied title πŸ™‚

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  6. Goodness! Hope you are all on the mend and feeling better!
    I’ve just recently got on the Wordle train … I really didn’t mean to …

    1. Chex & Balances
    2. Laugh Lines
    3. Chick Kicks

    P/S My Marriage Encounter friends are enjoying your 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage.

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    • I’m out of quarantine, and I never want to do a wordle again! πŸ˜› But seriously, I will forever associate it with being sick. :/

      Thank you for your votes, and even more for sharing my book with your group!!!!! That is so great of you, Ju-Lyn! I’m truly honored!


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  8. These are all great title suggestions, Betsy. I like The Accidental Rooster, Chex and Balances and I Have Nothing Better To Offer (although that is deceiving because your posts are always so entertaining!) I hope the polls haven’t closed on these. If so, I’ll just roll with any changes you make without me!

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  9. the accidental rooster
    is my absolute top choice (even though I submitted #3 and I am glad you didn’t do the survey to spare us the let down if we got zero votes)

    the accidental rooster is succinct, easy to remember as it is so one of a kind – and the three word are just blog name worthy

    many of the other ones were awesome – but the whole “Chex” thing seems like an inside topic that I am not aware of – and then isn’t that going to be changing – like a belt color would – or is Chex that big at your house? what if you go kept and dump the grains and Chex is on the “crap food” list (where it belongs in my humble opinion) hahah

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  10. One of my favorite bloggers and I were talking about a Dilbert cartoon that had the phrase “THE DOGMATIC BABBLING OF A MANAGER IN TOTAL COGNITIVE SURRENDER”… She suggested that Dogmatic Babblings is a missed opportunity for a blog title. I loved it.

    In that spirit, how about “Blithesome Babblings of a Mother in Total Kinfolk Surrender”? πŸ˜€

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  11. Of those picks, and there were plenty of good ones, I am partial to “Life is funny.”
    It embraces all things Betsy. Many of those names were clever but could lead one to believe the blog was not about many different things. Just my too sense. πŸ˜‰

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  12. Okay, how about 6, 8, 11. Although, i keep remembering the post that kind of started all this and I like #1 πŸ˜€

    I haven’t jumped into the Wordle pool. Hubs asked me if I knew what all the fuss was about. I told him I play Wordscape instead. Although, with “krill” and “prick” as solutions, I might have to join in πŸ™‚

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    • A couple people gave me a hard time in the comments about krill, but when the answer was prick, I think I was well within bounds with that guess.

      I’m guessing, as you’ve made your way through these posts, that you know by now that #8 was the winner. Mark wins the cleverness contest.

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