Notification Darling ?

The other evening, here in Spain, I was in a catatonic state relaxed in my round chair with one cat on my lap and the other draped alongside me.


Then my home phone rang.


Cats flew everywhere as I got up to answer it.



“Hello darling !”

Heck ! Beautiful English ! She was hot ! The line was burning ! My ear was burning !


Only two words she uttered. My mind went into overdrive for a split second.


Who is she ?



Perhaps it’s my Spanish Neurologist ?


Nah ! Her English doesn’t sound that sexy !


A model maybe ?


I very much doubt it !


This is probably who it is !



I had better say something !

“Umm ! *splutter* errrr ! ……..

Shoot ! I am making a right mess of this !



……. Who am I talking to ?” I cringed !


Oh ! That sexy voice againΒ  !

“What’s your number ?”


Yippee ! She wants my number !


Another split second thought sped through my mind.

I wonder where she is ?







“951168107” I blustered !


There was a slight pause.

“Sorry !Β  I’ve got the wrong number !”




I was in shock !



While she was most likely telling everyone about how she called Ralphie “darling”……



…… I clicked the button


I know I am going to live the rest of my life alone with my 2 cats !



And now for something completely different !

~Β Fed up with the new Notifier ? ~

Well, I am !


It’s so blooming complicated and I never know who I’ve replied to and have to search through to find where I last replied 😦

Never fear ! Ralphie’s here !

You can access your old Notifier “View Archives” by clicking >>>


The Notifications page comes up, bookmark it and place the bookmark on your Bookmark Toolbar.

(I use a laptop with Windows 7 and a Firefox browser)

Yay ! The reply arrow is back !


So now when you see the orange notifier light up ……


….. click Notifications on your Bookmark Toolbar.

Easy !


To close this post, here are some older ladies who have some love advice for us men.


That’s put me in my place !


Β Do you need notifying darling ?


Ralph xox ❀


The chair & notification images are mine. The rest were found on Google Search and are not mine !

149 Comments on “Notification Darling ?

  1. My friend, there are no right or wrong numbers! She was too shy to continue! Please press 3, 5 and 7 three times each.

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    • Hi YC πŸ˜€ I love that Google Search picture as well ! The telephone call really happened Thursday evening as I was thinking of something to put into today’s post and voila the phone call ! A gift ! Ralph πŸ˜€


    • Hello HT πŸ˜€
      The older ladies are great sports to act out that song. I loved it and it had to come on this post. Have fun with it !
      Ralph xox ❀

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  2. I almost peed my pants over these CRAZY images!! Wildly humorous!
    I am with you on the WP Notifier (and waaaayyyyy too many other) changes!! I don’t need a learning curve with each and every login…wish they’d slow down the incessant upgrading…

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    • Hi Karen πŸ˜€
      Whew ! An almost ! No need to sue me then πŸ˜‰
      I thought WP changing the widgets was bad, but this new notifier is the worst change yet, especially for me, as I answer every comment and wasted so much time trying to find where I left off. Goodness knows what the WP monkeys will dream up next.
      Ralph xox ❀

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  3. it was lovely as long as it lasted, ralph. savor every moment ) and as for the notifications thingie, i am the worst tech person on the planet and am always confused. this just took me to another level of confusion! )

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    • Hi Beth πŸ˜€
      11 little words gone forever. May I weep on your shoulder ? πŸ˜‰
      I feel so privileged and honoured that I have added to your confusion. If you need more confusion call me …… or did you a few evenings ago ? :/
      Confused hugs. Ralph xox ❀


  4. What can I say, Ralph! Another creative, put-together post & photos! Just finding the photos must take hours. Your text is pure Ralph genius though! =)) Christine

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    • Hello Christine πŸ˜€
      This lovely comment of yours must have just arrived a few moments after I shut down for the night. Sorry I missed it meaning you have had to wait for my reply. Thank you so much for your lovely words.
      Ralph xox ❀

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  5. I confess, my bashful nature prevented me from revealing that it was I who was dialling random numbers that evening, and one of them happened to be yours. We are destined to be phone calls that pass in the night, it seems. Life can be so cruel. 😦

    Oh well, I’ll keep dialling numbers. oxo ❀

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    • Hello Yvonne πŸ˜€
      I am so pleased to know that it was you (or Marsha) that dragged me out of my chair, got me excited and left me all alone again. I miss your voice. Enjoy your phone bill :/
      Hugs. Ralph xox ❀


    • Hello Viv πŸ˜€
      Wow ! I had to look back at the print/scan image and there you both are ! Pure chance that you were heading the image. What fun !
      Ralph xox ❀


    • Hello Marsha MVBF πŸ˜€
      I am so glad that I could help. A WP Happiness (?) Engineer passed on the link to the old notifications page as I (and others) were fed up with the new notifier.
      You and Yvonne must get your stories straight as you both admit to making the call. I don’t think it was either of you. Hilary Clinton perhaps πŸ˜‰
      Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  6. Thanks for this link Ralph, I am not happy with the new one either but couldn’t find the archive anymore. I bookmarked it too now. Thanks so much. Love the rest of the post too, you always find amazing and such funny things! πŸ™‚ xx

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    • Hello Ute πŸ˜€
      I am so pleased that I could help you with the notifier and thank you for your lovely words about the post. Mind you I was expecting you to say, “GET OUT OF MY CHAIR !” heehee πŸ˜€
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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  7. Abso I do. And you know my pc so disagreed it shut down your webpage to stop me saying so. But there I got back here Hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    • Hey Shey πŸ˜€
      Your PC shut me down ? Maybe I am barred in Scotland (and England, and….) :/
      But you prevailed my friend and came to me πŸ˜€
      Hugs back. Ralph xox ❀ ❀

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  8. Well, well, well – – it’s after 1 in the morning and I needed some REAL entertainment and you always come thru. You synchronize words and pictures better than Fred and Ginger and throw in that added bonus of pure comedy. Plus the practical advice is going straight to use. Although, (with one of your screen shot examples) now all your followers will see my comment and say, “well if it isn’t the woman who hates hugging.” Perfect.

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    • Hi Stephanie πŸ˜€
      Well, well, well (three holes in the ground ?)
      Cor ! You do know how to butter a man up ! Maybe I’ll take up synchronised swimming on my own πŸ˜€
      Sorry ! It was pure chance that your hugging…..ummm….. HATE hugging post was on my notifier at the time I took the print/scan. So as an apology here’s a big ((((((((((((((((((HUG))))))))))))))))).
      Ralph xox ❀


    • Hi Wendy πŸ˜€
      Yes ! It’s on my Gravatar & G+ as well ! She may call back while browsing through them πŸ˜‰
      I don’t get many calls, just local friends. The occasional Spanish salesman I get rid of with two words, “I’m English !”. That really works ! πŸ˜€
      Ralph xox ❀

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      • You are right, Ralph. Your comments are fun … almost as fun as your posts themselves. You whine about being lonely, but have the ladies crawling all over you … tsk, tsk, tsk. πŸ™‚ <3<3


      • Heehee ! Well, cats crawling all over me ….. yes ! πŸ˜€ Happy Thursday to you Marcy !


    • Hello dear Nia πŸ˜€
      You are so generous with your comments to me. Thank you so much my friend πŸ˜€
      Love & hugs. Ralph xox ❀


    • Hello Alfred πŸ˜€
      Welcome to this corner of WP madness. Thank you for your great comment and follow.
      Ralph πŸ˜€

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  9. Don’t worry, darlin’. Your princess will come. πŸ˜€ I agree 100% about the new notifier. But then I also hate the reader and the new posting platform. I’m all for change and progress, as long as they work better and these don’t. Love ya! ❀

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    • Hello dear Elizabeth πŸ˜€
      *tapping fingers* I’m still waiting ! πŸ˜€
      I agree ! The WP monkeys have had too much time on their own to play without consulting us the users. I hope someone takes their bananas !
      Love & hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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    • Hello Mariana πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much for enjoying this post.
      It is so easy to get lost and confused with all the new WP updates. I hope it doesn’t ruin your blogging experience too much. From what I can tell your blog is fine and easy to read.
      Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  11. I’m so glad I decided to follow you, Ralph. Not only do you make me hoot, you’re also very useful. I think many bloggers agree with you about the new notifier. It’s awful. Like you, I want the arrows back to remind me who I’ve replied to! I’ll have a play with mine later. I thoroughly enjoyed your excellent and very funny post to illustrate the idea of a notifier and notifications. Your delectable therapist may still be in touch . . . in the nicest possible way, of course.

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    • Hello Millie πŸ˜€
      I am happy that you are still with me and are having fun !
      I’ve just left the WP forum after reading the comments made by so many bloggers hating the new notifier. Let’s hope they bring the old one back soon.
      I hope your fortune telling works concerning “delectable” πŸ˜€
      Have a lovely week. Ralph xox ❀

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  12. Can we let start working the love-potion because I’m sure then the girl who was ringing you ended up into your arms !! No I don’t have any problems any-more with the new notification, only in the beginning ! πŸ™‚

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    • Hello Serach πŸ˜€
      You’re back my friend ! I see I have a pile of comments from you to answer, which I hope to do this evening πŸ˜€
      Love potion is good ! I’ll take two bottles please πŸ˜‰
      I have well over 100 likes & comments just after publishing a post and I really need the notifier to work for me. The old one does. I am glad that you can work with the new one.
      Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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    • Hello Mike πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much for your great comment. Love it !
      I hope you are enjoying your blogging experience.
      Ralph πŸ˜€


  13. Hello Darling. Thank you for the laugh and the advice on accessing the old notifier – I don’t like the new one either! Hope you are well. SDHD

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    • Hello SDHD πŸ˜€
      Oooh ! Your “hello darling” turns my legs into blancmange ….. oops, sorry, that’s normal for me :/
      I am glad you had fun and also glad to be of help with your notifier.
      I hope you are well too. I am having an aggressive drip all morning Thursday. I hope it doesn’t turn me into an aggressive drip ! πŸ˜€
      Hugs to my friend. Ralph xox ❀

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  14. Alone with cats is the cool way to live. Or so I will keep telling myself, over and over and over again.

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    • Hi Not πŸ˜€
      Oh, I agree most heartedly. To live with cats is cool ! I reckon it should be PC (politically correct) to live alone with cats. 2 1/2 kids are not for me !
      Heehee ! Over and over and …… infinitum πŸ˜€
      Ralph xox ❀


  15. Hey friend Ralph,

    Maybe you should just not answer the phone next time! It would save you lots of angst. But then you’d probably spend the rest of your life wondering who called you. πŸ™‚

    Your pal,

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    • Hello dear Nancy πŸ˜€
      I am wondering who it is even after answering my home phone. πŸ˜€
      What you say refers to my mobile/cell phone. It rings 4 times then cuts off so never gets answered, so I have to call back 😦
      Have a lovely week my friend.
      Ralph xox ❀


  16. Hello darling! #< #< Well I'm not going to hang up on this comment, because you are a darling, Ralph! ❀
    I have to review your lesson in notifications. I'm all amok over here!
    Have a great week, and as you and I say, xox ❀ #< #< πŸ˜€

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    • Hello dear Resa πŸ˜€
      Oh, you are sweet ! Two “darlings” in one sentence ! I’ll take them ! πŸ˜€
      I am so sorry that you are all amok. I hope this post will help you to unamok yourself, as I would like you to be amokless. πŸ˜€
      Thank you my dear friend. Except for Thursday this week will be great for me. I hope the snow and cold your way won’t affect you too much. Keep warm and cuddly.
      Big warm hug. Ralph xoxox ❀ #< #< (as we say πŸ˜€ )


  17. Hehe, the model with the telephone on her head is classic! As for the notifications page, I find it difficult to figure out which comment is on which post… ! Fun post, Ralph πŸ™‚

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    • Hello Christy πŸ˜€
      I really don’t know why people go crazy when there are fashion shows that show this type of design, unless they are taking the mickey out of the industry ! For us though it’s fun !
      I agree. The old notifications page really works for me. I have been back using it for a few days and not touched the new notifier. I am sure they did not sample test the new one before giving us all a headache. I hope they get rid of this new one.
      Thanks my friend it was fun to do.
      Ralph xox ❀


    • Hi Katie πŸ˜€
      Have you been playing Donkey Kong ? Love your laughter !
      I really don’t know how I found this song. As usual, if I go into YT I am trapped there for a couple of hours watching “How to make a jet engine using only a cuckoo clock and a bag of oranges”. Somehow I found the song while lurking in the shadows of YT ! :/
      I hope you are okay my friend.
      Hugs galore. Ralph xox ❀

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    • Hi dear Amalia πŸ˜€
      Thank you my friend πŸ˜€
      Oooh ! I love groovy ! It’s late night now, but your wish will come true tomorrow. I just know it !
      Have a swinging, way-out-man day yourself !
      Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  18. You could’ve been a comedian Ralph, no wait! You are a comedian! But I’m glad you ended on a serious note. I don’t like the new notifications either; thanks for the link, I bookmarked it on my toolbar and have instant access to the old notifications which are way better! Really appreciate that tip!

    ❀ carmen

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    • Hello Carmen πŸ˜€
      Heehee ! Thanks !
      I am so glad that I helped you with that awful new notifier. Once I was given the link and used it myself I just had to share it because I knew if I had problems with the new notifier then most other long term bloggers would be suffering as well.
      Have a lovely day my friend.
      Ralph xox ❀

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  19. Whoa! I thought it was ME (re: the new notification system!!!) I can’t see when I’ve replied to someone on my computer, my phone, my notebook, my carrier pigeon…..never seems to “mark that I’ve REPLIED”. Who the hell knows if it’s ME or them? (I say it’s THEM!!!!) So, how ya doin’ these days, Kiddo? Seriously, how you feeling? Hope all is well at your end. As usual, I love your humor!!!!!! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • Hi Lucie πŸ˜€
      Whoa ! It’s not you ! The new notifier is designed to make us all bang our heads on the wall :/
      Thanks for caring my friend. I’m a bit nervous about having a drip tomorrow but otherwise I’m okayish ! And you ?
      Ralph xox ❀

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      • Hang in there, Little Buddy. I’ll hold you close to my heart….I’m well, thx. Taking one day at a time and one “adventure” at a time. πŸ™‚

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      • I found this reply in Akismet spam. What were you doing there my friend ? Yes. One day at a time ! πŸ˜€

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      • Hang in there, Little Buddy. I’ll hold you close to my heart….I’m well, thx. Taking one day at a time and one “adventure” at a time. πŸ™‚


  20. Lol you funny man. Now be careful getting excited over those kinds of calls. Be on guard! You don’t need a repeat of last’ year’s swindling woman! xo ❀

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    • Hi Graham πŸ˜€

      Thanks for stopping by. I’ll have a look at your post later once I have reduced my Inbox to a manageable level.

      I agree. The more bloggers who voice their displeasure over the new notifier etc. the better !

      Ralph πŸ˜€

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    • Hello Stephanae πŸ˜€
      Brave women to put out that video, but what fun !
      I hope you are well and that this week has been good to you.
      Ralph xox ❀


    • Hello Tracy πŸ˜€
      I can see both you & Ute are going to have a fight over that chair, but I think you will share it. It’s big enough !
      Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  21. I like the photo with the brown sticky tape, taping the phone over his nose the best. But I love the video more, it’s awesome and quite funky, for the ‘oldies’. A little bit catchy. Well chosen Ralph.

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    • Hi Sandra πŸ˜€
      Wow ! You got away from your new blogs and visited ! Thank you, I am honoured !
      The video is so much fun and as you say, catchy !
      Have a lovely evening.
      Ralph xox ❀

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      • That made me laugh. I am actually writing a ton of blog posts for my websites at the moment and About pages. So writing more than ever. Ha!

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  22. ƸӜƷ ΒΈ.β€’Β°*β€Λœ ƸӜƷ Λœβ€*Β°β€’. ✫ αƒ¦ΒΈβ˜† ΒΈ.β€’Β°*β€Λœ ƸӜƷ Λœβ€*Β°β€’βœ« ✿ ƸӜƷ ✿¸.β€’Β°*β€ΛœΖΈΣœΖ·Λœ
    Bunatatea este infinita pentru aceia pe care noi ii consideram prieteni… Exista totusi prieteni care ne ofera la randul lor acceasi bunatate si aceia sunt adevaratii PRIETENI! O zi binecuvantata!

    Kindness is infinite for those whom we consider friends … However, there are friends who in turn gives us confort kindness and those are real friends!
    A blessed day!

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    • Hello Ileana πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much for your lovely pictures and words. Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
      Ralph xox ❀

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  23. Hi Ralph. Better late than never and as usual worth the trip to circle back and take a look. πŸ™‚ I knew I’d find smiles here!


    • Hi Marcy πŸ˜€
      I am so pleased that you did circle back. Thank you for all your visits my friend.
      Ralph xox ❀

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      • My pleasure, Ralph. I love your blog. We miss you on ours, too.

        Are you having problems with my links? Some people have expressed as much, so maybe I can help clarify any questions you have on my ‘new’ format. To open any specific post, just click the title. Comment options are UNDER the title, rather than down by the ‘like’ buttons.

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      • No. I am not having any problems other than a stack of new posts and millions of comments here to wade through. I hope to be over again and make some comments. πŸ˜€

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      • Ah, the price of being loved. … no worries, I enjoy reading the comments on your blog … some of them are down right funny. πŸ™‚ ❀

        My worry is that my links aren't working correctly. I've had a lot of problems with them since I switched blogs.

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      • Thanks Marcy. I find I have a lot of fun in comments when you and some others play along.
        I hope your links are sorted out soon. I’ll be over when I can. πŸ˜€

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  24. I actually like the new notification bar πŸ˜€ It keeps all of the unseen comments in “light” until I click on them

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  25. Fantastic post as always my dear Ralph. πŸ™‚ Your room looks really nice. The round chair is great and the photo of the cat on the phone is so funny. πŸ˜€ I think she wants to talk to the cute dog with the mobile phone. πŸ˜€
    XOXO Julia ❀


    • I love that round chair Julia. It’s so comfy. I can get 3 people on it easily and it swivels. Yes, the cat on the phone ! So funny ! I hope you had a great weekend. Love your posts especially when you are featured. Ralph xox ❀


    • Hallo Wolfgang. Danke fΓΌr Ihren Besuch und verbringen Sie Ihre wertvolle Zeit hier. Ich sehe auf Ihrem Blog haben Sie genΓΌgend Schnee. Keiner hier, Gott sei Dank! Ralph πŸ˜€


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