all skate!

Remember what an all skate is? Think back to your roller rink days…

Well, I’m calling an all skate at the Grit.

Everyone’s gotta comment on this one. Even the silent-lurker types. (Yes. You.)

I promise you it’ll be quick and easy and painless. Well… mostly painless.

We’re all gonna just paste in the very last thing we’ve cut or copied.

See? Easy. But also kind of insightful in a strange sort of way.

So scroll down to the comment box and hit CTRL-V to paste in whatever’s in your digital clipboard. (⌘-V if you’re on a Mac. Or Right-click > Paste if you wanna kick it old school in honor of the roller rink mention.)

I’ll go first.

To delete a blank page at the end of the document, select the page break or any paragraph markers (¶) at the end of the document, and then press DELETE.

Riveting stuff right there, eh? Sheesh.

Okay, your turn… (And no cheating now!)

What was the last thing you copied-and-pasted?

photo credit.


191 Responses to “all skate!”
  1. terri poss says:

    ok, i would actually do this, but i don’t think anybody really wants to see the entire Nov work schedule (in calendar format) from my job! i know, you’re disappointed …

  2. Just got my copy of Community Wins by Bryan Allain. It’s a FREE download today!

  3. Alicia G says:

    Ha! I just sent someone a recipe in email….enjoy!
    Butterscotch Spice Brownies

    1 large or 1 ½ small packages of butterscotch pudding (cook not instant)
    3 cups of milk
    1 package of Spice Cake mix
    1-2 cups of butterscotch chips
    1-2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
    1 package of chopped pecans

    Make the butterscotch pudding using the 3 cups of milk following the directions on the package. (I’ve found that for some reason it’s harder to find the large package of butterscotch pudding, but 1 ½ smaller packages works). Set aside to cool for 10 to 15 minutes.

    Mix the butterscotch pudding into the dry Spice Cake mix. Pour into a 9×13 greased pan. On top pour the butterscotch chips, chocolate chips and chopped pecans – until you can’t fit any more :)

    Bake in a 350° over for 30 minutes. Check to see if a toothpick comes out clean – if you can find a spot between the butterscotch and chocolate chips.

    For chocolate overload you can also change up the recipe and use Chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding and cover with walnuts, white chocolate chips & peanut butter chips

  4. The Eerily Empty Eastern Seaboard:

    Emailing a link to my sister in law. It is pretty eerily empty, BTW. :-)

  5. Apparently the last thing I copied was from a quote we sent a customer.

    the same price and terms herein

  6. Ruthanne says:

    Perhaps we need to let parents know that if that is the case and if kids have received services in the past (as had this kid),

  7. Mallory V says:
    This is a link to an old time movie theater in my state. I’m so cool, I know.

  8. Katie says:

    Haha, directions for chocolate chip banana breakfast cookies (um, YUM), but without all the ingredients. :)

    Preheat oven to 350F. Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg, vanilla, and banana and mix until combined and somewhat smooth. Gradually add in dry ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop dollops of batter onto a nonstick baking sheet (I use a 1-inch cookie scoop). Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until set and lightly golden around the edges. Note: These cookies will not likely spread as many cookies do, but will stay as fat puffs.

  9. Victoria says:


    Took me a second to remember what this was.
    Wicked cool lamps!

  10. Mindy says:

    bummer. I just turned my computer on, so I haven’t cut or copied anything yet. I’ll have to come back later. ;-) By the way, Alece, I just found your site a couple weeks ago and I’m really grateful for it. Thanks for being so real.

  11. Position Description
    • Attend Kids City printing training
    • Print and organize materials in the Restore office twice a month

  12. Melissa says:

    It is not that we are all trying to find joy for ourselves, but that we are all far too easily pleased. We do not believe Jesus when he says there is more blessedness, more joy, more lasting pleasure in a life devoted to helping others than there is in a life devoted to our material comfort. And therefore, the very longing for contentment that ought to drive us to simplicity of life and labors of love contents itself instead with the broken cistern of prosperity and comfort…
    For the lord has spoken: It is more blessed to love than to live in luxury. -John Piper

    I just finished emailing this to a friend, and then decided to fb status it. It’s so good.

  13. Sue says:

    Those prices reflect all acreage and the house before 

  14. Hahaha… I don’t even know so it’ll be a surprise to me and you!

    Happy Birthday!!

    ^ Totally didn’t plan that! hahahaha

  15. faith says:

    Hi, I’m wondering if you could work this Saturday in the baby room for me. Please let me know ASAP, I can switch if that works. Thanks! Faith Essenburg
    Sent from my iPhone

    I had to email about 7 people to see if anyone could cover for me in nursery last Saturday… Boring :-)

  16. We are up to 8th place. Only 7 more to go!!!! – When I read this post, I couldn’t remember the last thing I had copied. It was kind of fun to see what popped up. This statement is referring to the contest a nonprofit working in Kazakhstan has entered. You can read our idea and vote here:

  17. Cori says:


    wow…that’s EXCITING!! ha! I’m not even too sure what those numbers mean!

  18. Well, let’s see

    -moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px #999;
    -webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px #999;

    Ummm. . . yeah. Working on a WordPress design. All. Day. Long.

    Welcome to my exciting copying/pasting life. :)

  19. Melissa says:

    Link to the video of one of my current favorite songs as it was being written/born.

  20. Heather says:


    Just for you, sweet Alece. Gluten-free pumpkin whoopie pies! I’ll have yours waiting.

  22. Andrea Garcia says:

    Really cool story. Get the tissues out.

  23. Anna C says:

    This is a meal sign up page for my friend who just had a baby. I was sending it out to our mom’s group, but I suppose anyone in Virginia can take or send her a meal. She’s awesome and Baby Caleb is really cute!

  24. I was working on a blog post, it seems:

    “I find that I always have a choice: a choice to be vulnerable, honest, and transparent in order to further our relationship.”

    I should probably go ahead and finish it. :)

  25. When I saw what I had most recently pasted, I almost didn’t put it here. I just so happened to have been putting my blog in a link-up . . .

  26. daring says:

    Funny I had just copied and pasted something I’d written a while back to my friend a few minutes ago before reading this post.

    There are so many labels for people… but… really there is one label for
    us all … Hurting. We are all hurting. And the way that we express or hide
    our pain defines the label we are given…

    If we cut ourselves longing for the pain to be released by our blood
    flowing.. hoping for someone to see our tears..
    we are called emo…
    If we bury ourselves in books to numb the pain…Filling our minds so
    full to keep from thinking about the throb in our chest…
    we are called nerds…
    If we try to hide our pain by our obsession with our appearance…Being
    so perfect on the outside no one can guess the tears being shed beneath our
    we are called plastics, beauty queens, or jocks…
    If we act like we don’t care… That words bounce off of us … Hiding
    the broken bones they’ve caused …. Screaming to all we don’t care…
    we are called punks…
    If we wear black and dark makeup to express the feeling that we are
    slowly dying yet act as if we are numb to it… Covering the pain of our
    slow death…
    we are called goths.

  27. Louise

    ►Cette synthèse et des orientations de concept mobilier ont été présentées au groupe de travail le mardi 16 octobre.

    I’m working on a Powerpoint about our new office building…it’s actually pretty enjoyable.

  28. Adriane says:

    Hi Kerren,

    I am going to be doing the 10 weeks training for the Bolivia trip and was wanting to start going through the videos associated with each week. I don’t know if there’s a link on the staff intranet or if I need to have a login for Ten Days that you can possibly set me up with.


    Adriane Christensen

  29. brandiej says:

    my computer’s been off, so there’s nothing there…

    too bad. it could’ve been something riveting from an 8th grade Spanish project…

  30. 46JR9U

    (I have no idea what this is from. Which is probably why I copied and pasted it in the first place.)

  31. Kim says:

    Sending this out to some folks I keep up to date on interweb “gotta reads.” This was the last of today’s sample of interesting posts. Also included a post by Richard Beck and MIcha Boyett. I mix it up.

  32. Jen

    One reason we struggle w/ insecurity: we’re comparing our behind the scenes to everyone else’s highlight reel.

    I was tweeting Angie about her #thenewpretty thing :)

  33. Awww, my computer rebooted, so I have absolutely nothing to paste!

    I’ll come back some random time later today. :)

    • i’m surprised how many of you had just rebooted your computer! ;)

      • It’s true! There was a critical error and automatic reboot!

        Okay, here’s my paste right now:

        October 23, 2012 | Author: Kate Brannen
        IMAGOarts, the artist community of Karis, is hosting a Small Works Auction at Orr Street Studios to benefit Love INC of Columbia on Friday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m. The works of art and fine craft featured at the auction will be small enough to tote home, with starting bids and sale prices as low as $10. This year, in addition to the auction, there will be a “Buy Now” option for select fine crafts. This is a great opportunity to purchase something for your home or as a gift.

        Love INC is an organization that networks local church ministries and church volunteers, across denominations, to help people in need. Through Love INC, churches and individuals are mobilized to work together, along with community organizations and government resources, to provide coordinated help to those in our community who are in need. Learn more about Love INC at

        Orr Street Studios is located at 106 Orr Street in Columbia, MO. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with a time for registration, viewing, and refreshments before the auction and sale open at 7:00 p.m. Though the silent auction will conclude at 7:30 p.m., the “Buy Now” selection will continue to be available until the close of the evening.

        Admission is free; however, donations will be accepted at the door.

        If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Jaylyn Wilson at 573-220-4044 or

  34. oooh! I really wanna – but my paste is some customer’s email address – so I think that would be bad. Instead I will just tell you hi!

  35. Thea Nelson


    (The letter D is missing from my keyboard so I always have to copy/paste it in!)


    haha i copied this to post it on someone’s facebook b/c so many people are posting fake pictures.

  37. Nicole says:

    And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

    I copied this from Bible Gateway to insert into our Sunday School newsletter. :)

  38. Christine says:

    Specific heat of ammonium bromide

    (This was the last thing I copied into google search – I’m working on chemistry homework, fun stuff!)

  39. Amy Young says:

    You’re a saint … no really, you are {or can be}

    (YIKES … I didn’t mean to be self promoting, I really had forgotten what was the last cut and paste thing I’d done :))

  40. Jill says:

    My sister potty trained her daughter using candy corn as a reward. My niece called it, “potty candy.” #Halloween has never been the same.

  41. P. americana

    I was working on a research paper studying the effects of manganese on Phytolacca americana.

  42. This job would support my professional goals by allowing me to complete my student teaching requirement and graduate in May. It would provide income to help offset the cost of my student teaching and living expenses over the next six-eight months. Most importantly, it would give me invaluable experience in being in classrooms before I become a full-time High School history teacher.

    (trying to get me a JOB. what lovely timing…)

  43. AP says:

    By Cindy Beall:

    I’d been waiting for yesterday’s appointment with my Orthopedic Surgeon for three weeks. I wasn’t expecting to walk again anytime soon but I was hoping, praying that maybe, just maybe I’d be able to take this thing off my foot when I sleep.

    “You don’t have to sleep in your boot anymore, Cindy,” came his reply. I could have kissed him but that would have been way inappropriate and I would have had to “do some splainin’” to my husband. Relief spilled over me like the falls at Niagara. Finally, I thought, finally I will sleep better.

    But that was last night and I didn’t really sleep better.

    It was a little strange sleeping with my still fractured fibula unprotected. I turned it a couple of times and felt a little pain through the night. I found that I had actually gotten used to the big boot. It’s funny how that works. What restricts you also gives you comfort and support. There are a lot of restrictions in life, aren’t there? But, if you sit and think about it, most restrictions are just to keep you safe.

    I’m curious if you have felt the same way before. What have you been restricted from only to find it was protecting you and possibly even giving you healing and life?

  44. Casey

    Just copied a natural remedy! hahah…sounding like such a hippie! :)

  45. Live Tweeting on Thursday night services <– Ha, church job… ;)

  46. Healing is possible. You are brave enough to speak and strong enough to survive.

    Had no idea what it’d be, expecting something boring like an html code!
    Just finished reading Deeper Story and copied this quote from Elora to put in my document of quotes to remember.

  47.  6/01 – 12/05 Taco Johns, Fergus Falls, MN
    Shift Supervisor
     Customer service, manage shifts, record keeping and banking tasks

    (working on updating my resume!)

  48. here’s mine. Was sending my coworker a joke, and could not be more proud that this was still my last thing:

  49. @lisajobaker

    (I’m on my iPhone right now…I use twitter a lot!)

  50. Seems like a great, efficient idea to have a multipurpose graphic!

    I’m on my phone so had no idea what it would be, ha! From an email re: marketing for church Christmas event in the works :)

    {Slowly but surely coming out of a blogging hibernation, hi friend!}

  51. John

    Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

  52. John

    Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

    Probably a tweet

  53. Tracey

    This is WAY more fun than All Skate!

    It’s a link to a smilebooth photo from this weekend:!i=2185278540&k=VqQ2ZKg

  54. Tonia says:

    Every time an American celebrity names their child after a fruit, a 4th grader in China learns Calculus. (I got it from twitter and sent it to teacher friends)

  55. You deserve love, support, and friendship as much as anyone else.

    This was in response to a friend who had a prayer request for a group and then responded she wasn’t deserving of our kindness or friendship. I responded with this as well as telling her that I didn’t want to think about what I’d have if I only got the things I “deserved”…haven’t been online in a while, so I missed this (and am typically the “silent-lurker type” ;) ) This was really fun. I think about you all the time…I’ll try and do better at telling you that :) Love and hugs.

  56. Ha! I hit right-click and ‘paste’ and got this:

    A person should always choose a costume which is in direct contrast to her own personality.

  57. Elizabeth says:

    Trying to obtain a blank copy of a voting ballot.

  58. Jo says:

    Bit of a Doctor Who fan, and I love Hello Kitty, so I love this design and pasted it on Facebook :D

  59. 01 Amy Winehouse – Rehab.mp3
    06 Little Talks.mp3
    everybody talks neon trees.mp3
    fun – some nights.mp3
    never shout never trouble.mp3
    The Weepies – Gotta Have You.mp3
    Young The Giant – My Body – decentlydope.mp3

    Hmm. Now everyone can see my semi-varied music tastes… :)

  60. Daineele says:

    Day 3: My boys are my world! They have me wrapped around their fingers! I am thankful that God has trusted me to raise them in the love and way of our Lord. They make me smile when no one else can, laugh at the smallest things, and my heart skips a best everytime they call me “Mom”!

  61. How strange for us to go through the rhythms of living and dying side by side and yet be ignorant of each other’s existence.

    (I was trying to comment on something and make sure it posted!)

  62. Katya says:

    You’ve reached the XXXXXXXX residence where we’ve turned our ringer off and stopped answering our phone because the only people who call this number are people who are selling something or asking us to vote for them. We don’t make any of those decisions over the phone. If you’re calling for any other reason, leave a message and we’ll get back with you eventually.
    {I put the xx’x in to protect the anonimity of the family}

  63. JennyRain says:

    Bloggity Break is Over!

    ***as I was pasting I was a little a’feard because I had no idea what I had copied last! ***

  64. This makes me look very compassionate & spiritual, but not done on purpose, honestly. Just the last thing I copied:

  65. Katy

    ah! this was fun. this is part of my flight info!! =)

  66. coop says:

    Your Mom or Dad or child or boss says something to you and it buzzes right behind your ear like a bullet intended for you head. You duck and crawl back behind the cover of your friends or your faith or your coping mechanisms just to escape. Or worse, you never let yourself be known at all. You never venture into the streets.

    ((don miller))

  67. Kelly says:

    Hmmm, I am a Quality Compliance Coordinator and RN in Home Health. Evidently my last paste was data! Boring, yes?

  68. lindsay says:

    (I sent this to some little girls who wanted to make a music video with the song lol)

  69. Christie says:

    manufactured housing. _GEO793132

    *that’s the serial number to a mobile home i have listed…we are looking for the original title….if you have it, let me know:)

  70. Silent Lurker says:

    RT if you’re PUMPED.

  71. Laraine Corneilson

    Natalie Joy Nemeth
    Looking for ways to help Sandy victims? Tomorrow through next Sunday, you can donate money at Purple, Barrio, and Lot No 3. Heavy Restaurant Group will match a portion of all donations too :)

  72. Sarah

    Your rental application for has been approved. Your refundable security deposit will be due at move in. (Along with first month’s rent. Rent will be pro-rated depending upon move in date).
    Palisades requires a $300 reservation deposit immediately following approval (the $300 goes towards your security deposit) payable via check, money order or paypal.  Our PayPal link is Please clearly mark your name and which property your payment is for.
    Apartments are not held, reserved or secured until a rental agreement or reservation deposit has been signed and payment made. Please contact us to set up a time to sign a lease agreement.

    hmmmm…. guess it’s pretty obvious i’m at work. :)

  73. Directions:

    HA! (from a recipe. crockpot cooking. :D)

  74. sogladHelovesus says:

    Wow! This is so cool because I just copied this to our church’s mission committee last night. It is a list of items that are being collected at a church in southern NJ for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. So, hey, if you live near this church – Fellowship Bible Church in Sewell, NJ – think about dropping off some items that are blessing hundreds of people in NJ through this church’s outreach…You can check out their disaster relief Facebook page at “FBC Hurricane Sandy Relief”

    Here is the current list of supplies that they are collecting:

    – bottled water, canned goods, beans, tuna (in pouches), peanut butter, raisins, energy bars, powdered milk, baby food
    – Formula, diapers, bottles, wipes,

    diaper cream, coloring books, crayons, puzzles (inside a Ziploc bag to store), small books
    – toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, hand sanitizer, disposable razors, shaving cream, soap, women’s sanitary items, personal wipes, combs, hair ties
    – Toilet paper (individually wrapped), paper towels, Ziploc bags, plastic utensils, heavy duty trash liners, styrofoam cups (8 oz), drinking cups (12-16 oz)
    – bleach spray, cleaning wipes, disinfectant, latex gloves
    – Tylenol, aspirin, cough and cold products, cough drops, Vics vapor rub, antibiotic cream, Band-Aids
    – Sweat shirts, sweaters, jackets, caps, men’s underwear, men’s white socks, women’s underwear, children’s socks
    – Blankets, sleeping bags, manual can openers, battery operated radios, batteries, flashlights, matches in Ziploc bags, lighters, duct tape, utility knives, work gloves, pet food

  75. Melinda says:

    We are ____________

    {haha! just finished our church’s fill-in-the-blank style outline for Sunday’s bulletin!}

  76. Elie Wiesel

    (my friend made a reference on facebook, and I didn’t know who he was, so I searched him!)

  77. Lisa says:

    A lurker coming out of hiding, too :) All the comments were so random and funny!
    Travelling to Cambodia soon? Then my copy/paste might be interesting for you ;)

    Angkor Wat is wonderful (Siem Reap, northern cambodia). Phnom Penh (capital): Friends Restaurant is my favorite, National museum, Toul Sleng (depressing and sobering, but it’s part of history). In PP, also check out Apsara Arts Association – children put on a fantastic performance of apsara dancing…these kids are poor, mostly orphans. For $5 donation, you can watch them dance for an hour…They prepare all week for it, and it was so nice and inspiring to see. They really look forward to coming to see them. I’ll check to find out and send you more information about it. I enjoyed seeing them, even though they were not professional, but it was very enjoyable.

    We visited also Kep (a beach town, and took a boat to Rabbit Island for the day and ate fresh grilled shrimp, drank coconut juice from the coconut – nice! Kep is not too touristy, but we liked that way. We also visited Sihanoukville, another beach town. Sorry I’m not more helpful, but a guidebook will be more informative and up to date than me! When we were there, we spent our time at orphanages, etc…

  78. Christy says:

    ^the one and only justin timberlake ladies and gentleman. thanks for bringing me out of lurking mode! haha :) love your blog already!

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