11:27 a.m. on 11/27/13

This is a post and a proposal. The post comes first and, after that, a proposal for you. You can read about my idea below as well as here.


We’re at the counter of a convenience store in a small town on our way north to visit my family for Thanksgiving, paying for drinks and road trip snacks.

There are the usual distractions–candy, toys, magazines.

“Mama, will you buy me a Cosmo?” As in Cosmopolitan magazine.

“No. I’m not paying for a magazine for you.” And especially not a magazine famous for its sex advice!

“Mom, it’s reading material. Material for the car.”

“The last magazine I bought you on a road trip was tossed aside after 12 minutes. 12 minutes. That’s not long enough for four bucks.”

“But mom, I need to know how to sex up my holiday.” My seventeen-year old. She’s brazen, too loud in public, but funny. Still, I Cosmowonder why she said that, where she got that idea. Then I notice the cover of the magazine. There it is, the main article – “Sex up Your Holiday.”


“You’re evil, mom.” Pause. The evil comment doesn’t sway me. “Fine. I’ll pay for it myself.” She tosses the Cosmo on the counter next to our other items.

“I’m not paying for that.”

“You won’t even pay for it? I’ll pay you back. I have money in the car.”

The woman behind the counter stifles a laugh and I relax, knowing she’s on my side.

“Nope. Go get your money.”

As soon as my daughter exits, the clerk bursts out laughing. “Yeah, right! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that exact same thing. ‘I’ll pay you back.'”

In comes the daughter with her wallet and she pays for the magazine. “I can’t believe how evil you are, mom.” She smiles, grabs her magazine and says, as she walks out, “I am so not going to share the advice on how to sex up your holiday.”


11.27There are many notable conversations that occur on a road trip, but I wrote about this one because, when we got back into the car to continue on with our trip, it was 11:29, which means we were at the counter in the convenience store at 11:27. And it just so happened to be November 27, the day before Thanksgiving, 11/27. And it got me thinking, wondering, what was everyone else doing at 11:27 a.m. on 11/27? If it was something notable, it could be noted. It should be noted. Notable happenings could be noted, in blog format, all in one spot, a spot where we could share our moments, the same moment from the same day.

Moments are significant, paramount, often essential to other upcoming important moments. A moment is a minute in time, here for 60 seconds, then gone, gone forever. Lost. Unless, of course, it is documented.

So I’m establishing a common place for our moments to come together. My moments. Your moments. Moments that are significant to us, moments that we feel might matter to others. Moments that need to be shared with others.

To learn more and join in on the fun, please click on the A Moment in Time page on my blog. Can’t wait to read about your precious moments!

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Abhijan Barua
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 00:07:04

    Think you might have felt weirder if this was your child asking you for Cosmo aged 7 without the ‘teen’. I’ve heard some instances of children as young as that being sexualised, and not always in the ‘oh they don’t know what they’re talking about and it’s so cute’ sort of way.


    • randee
      Nov 29, 2013 @ 00:45:22

      Yes, it’s pretty scary what our children are exposed to and have access to. I don’t try to shelter my kids too much (since it’s impossible). I’d rather they just learn how to deal with it, take in, consider, and filter the information just as they would anything else. I feel it’s a basic survival skill for kids these days. So far so good with my daughters. Thanks for your comment.


    • randee
      Nov 29, 2013 @ 00:45:54

      And thanks for the reblog!


  2. Abhijan Barua
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 00:09:16

    Reblogged this on Nutshell.


  3. Deborah
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 02:52:27

    I love this idea! 🙂


    • randee
      Nov 29, 2013 @ 06:38:01

      Yay! I hope to see you there. I know you are around the world and it won’t be the exact same moment but I think we’ll get a fun little peek into each others’ lives.


      • Deborah
        Nov 29, 2013 @ 06:41:48

        I think so too. 🙂 It just gives me a little more time to get my post done, since I live in the future! haha

      • randee
        Nov 29, 2013 @ 06:52:55

        Ooo yeah, I didn’t think about that! I know I am going to need some help with this.

      • Deborah
        Nov 29, 2013 @ 07:46:09

        Everyone can just do it in their own time zone. It won’t really change things that much. Just because my 4:43 Saturday comes a few hours ahead of yours doesn’t make it any less interesting. 🙂 Or did you mean other kinds of help? 🙂

      • randee
        Nov 29, 2013 @ 08:03:42

        All kinds of help. ha ha!
        But I appreciate your opinion on what you wrote because it’s a question I had. I agree with you that it won’t have a negative effect on the whole idea to just do the time in your own time zone.

      • Deborah
        Nov 29, 2013 @ 17:25:20

        My moment will be here in just over 9 hours. 😉
        If you need/want help with anything I can actually do, let me know. 🙂

      • randee
        Nov 29, 2013 @ 22:07:50

        Okay, if you write a post and link it back to the A Moment in Time – 3:44 p.m. on 11/30 post, will you see if it shows up somewhere on that post? I think it’d be called a trackback, maybe a pingback. And, if that doesn’t work, will you link your post as a comment and let me know if that works? I’ll be traveling tomorrow and won’t be able to write my own post or post it until quite late, so it’d be nice to know before then if the set up will work. Like I said, I don’t really know what I’m doing with trying to get this started. Thank you!!!

      • Deborah
        Nov 29, 2013 @ 22:21:05

        I’ll be happy to post and link back and report in. No problem. I don’t expect today’s to be all that exciting, but I can certainly ruminate about something. 😉
        And regarding the other comment, I just thought that since he got “hooked” on the fact that he was supposed to think back to 11/27, he may not have gotten that it was just an example, but hopefully he got it from your message. I just always find it fascinating how we do and don’t understand things. However, there are times when I don’t even understand what I’m trying to say, let alone what other people are trying to tell me. 😉

    • randee
      Nov 29, 2013 @ 06:38:18

      Thanks for the reblog!


  4. Deborah
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 02:53:38

    Reblogged this on Container Chronicles and commented:
    I’m intrigued by this idea, and thought some of my readers might find it interesting as well. I look forward to the possibility that we may share some moments.


  5. Billybucb
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 08:16:50

    My first thought is that I can’t remember what I was doing at that time on Wednesday, but at that time I’m almost certain I was pounding away at the keyboard as I always am in the morning.


    • randee
      Nov 29, 2013 @ 08:45:38

      I’ll bet you were. 🙂

      Be thinking about what you’ll be doing this Saturday at 3:44 p.m. Perhaps out traveling some back roads?


      • Deborah
        Nov 29, 2013 @ 17:27:32

        If I can interject here, I think what he was saying is he doesn’t remember 11/27. He doesn’t realize that your post was an EXAMPLE, and that from now on, the moments will be known in advance so we can be attentive to the named moments. 🙂

      • randee
        Nov 29, 2013 @ 22:09:38

        Oh, yes, I think you’re probably right, though I would expect him to understand what I was trying to say in my writing. LOL

  6. Deborah
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 08:21:24

    Hi Randee. Just thought you should know that on your post (A Moment in Time: 3:44 on 11/30), the comments are closed, so I can’t post mine.


    • randee
      Nov 30, 2013 @ 19:51:02

      Okay. Thanks. I thought I changed that. But, it looks like the trackbacks are working so I might just stick with that method. Fun!


      • Deborah
        Nov 30, 2013 @ 20:16:35

        OK, but if you open the comments, people will know when other people post without having to go back and look for the trackbacks.

      • randee
        Nov 30, 2013 @ 20:40:26

        Okay, I’ll check into it. You see, I really do need help! 🙂

      • randee
        Nov 30, 2013 @ 20:44:50

        Looks like I’m going to need some help with this. Do you know I go back and change it to allow comments?

      • Deborah
        Nov 30, 2013 @ 21:06:47

        Here’s what I found. But I am not able to find where the discussion module is on the edit screen YET.

        Enable/Disable Comments

        To change the comment settings for a post or page you already published, first locate the post/page you want to edit and click on its title.

        Then, locate the Discussion module on the edit screen, and either check or uncheck the options it offers:

  7. Deborah
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 21:12:15

    I found it. So if you take that post and go to the edit page, you should see a Discussion heading toward the bottom half of the that page, below your actual text. Under discussion you need to check/uncheck the appropriate boxes you want. Since I always allow comments, that Discussion editing thing didn’t show on my page until I activated it. I assume, however, that yours is already activitated, let me know if not. 🙂


  8. Deborah
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 05:09:21

    I know you’re not big on awards, but I am sending this along without any obligation whatsoever. I so value the friendship we’re creating in this blogging world, that I nominated you for this award. You don’t need to do anything other than know that I appreciate you.


  9. Deborah
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 05:09:45


    • randee
      Dec 02, 2013 @ 07:27:08

      Thank you! I’m enjoying our friendship, too. I couldn’t ever figure out how to display these awards because my theme doesn’t offer enough Widget space (or, I just can’t figure it out), but now this one gives me the idea that I can make an Awards Page. So, I might just do that. Thanks again!


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