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A Long Sabbatical

28 Mar

Yes, I know.  I have failed in my Post A Day challenge.  I don’t want to make excuses, but I have few anyways!

Currently, I have no internet access at my home.  It’s a long story that involves a serious love/hate relationship between me and my internet service provider.  So, for now I am having to hoof it to the library if I want to use the internet.  And when I say “hoof it”, I mean that literally.  Paige and I share a vehicle and she is gone most of the day working which leaves me and my two legs for transportation.

It’s not like the library is far.  Actually, it is probably less than a quarter-mile from my house.  I’m just lazy.  Yup, that’s right, just plain ol’ lazy! Well, not all of it is laziness, some of it is fear.  I don’t live in the best part of town, if you know what I mean, and I am the worlds most paranoid person.  It takes me forever to fall asleep at night because every rustle of the leaves, creak, or any other noise sends me into a paranoid frenzy. It really is a serious problem.

Anyway, maybe I will start walking up to the library every day just so I can get my posts done. At least it would give me a bit of exercise too.  Killing two birds with one stone.  I suppose if I didn’t make it to the library every day I could use my Blackberry.  I do have the WordPress App installed, but for me, I think its useless.  Sorry if I offend anyone, but it’s really difficult to use.  I can’t get pictures exactly where I want them, I hate the “phone draft” thing, and you have to constantly refresh the app to have all your drafts current.  Maybe its just me, but I just don’t like it.  Not to mention, typing a whole post using the tiny little keyboard is annoying.

So there you have it. My not so good excuses for not posting everyday.  I will seriously make the effort to post everyday even though it’s a bit more difficult.  I really have missed blogging.

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People do read these things!

17 Jan

A few days ago The Daily Post topic was why you started blogging.  I didn’t post anything on that topic because my very first post, There’s a fist time for everything, pretty much answered the question. However, now that I’ve thought about it more and more, I think it’s time to expand on that particular post.

I have blogged for almost 2 months now, and I love it.  I’m on WordPress more than I’m on Facebook.  To be honest, it is the first thing I check every morning.  I am addicted.  When my adventure began I thought blogs were kind of silly.  Did people actually read blogs (hence my blog title)?  The only time I ever read blogs was if I was searching for something on the internet, like a recipe or a knitting pattern. Now, I read at least 2 different blogs a day, and I’m constantly searching for a new blog to read and learn from. This world is AMAZING!

To date, I have received over 100 views, 2 subscribers and I’ve also discovered a few blogs with my blog in their blog roll. Not to mention all the positive comments. I recently received a comment from scriptorobscura, and this is was she wrote:

“In response to your blog title, yes, they do. And they like them! Very much! :)”

In one short comment, she made every fear and concern melt away.  She also gave me the inspiration to write this blog.

So, to all those who have read my blog, I dedicate this to you.  You are the reason I keep writing, even if its something completely ridiculous. If this is the only resolution I keep, it’s because of the readers.  I would hate to let you down.

No Bakes and Blogging

20 Nov

While I was standing in my way to small kitchen, making my favorite No Bake Cookies (I will post a pic and the recipe later), I realized that I no absolutely no clue about blogging. Is there a certain etiquette that bloggers go by. Do have to have a specific topic, i.e. Julie and Julia, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, and $@!# My Dad Says? Or, can I just ramble on and on and on about my pretty average life? So I figure I better do some homework before some one actually reads this and thinks I’m crazy!

On to the No Bakes!  These cookies are so yummy!  My mother used to make them when my sister and I were kids, and they are by far one of my favorites. They are so quick and easy. The recipe is as follows:

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup milk,

1 stick butter (or margarine)

3 tablespoons of coca

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1/2 cup peanut butter

3 cups of dry oatmeal

Bring the sugar, milk , butter and cocoa to a boil for 1 minute. Add salt and vanilla. Take of stove then fold in peanut butter and oatmeal. Spoon or spread on to a cookie sheet covered with wax paper and place in the fridge. Keep stored in the fridge.

You will be very pleased! I promise! As we speak my wonderful girlfriend is cutting them in to bars for us! We decided to spread them on the cookie sheet.  Paige (the wonderful girlfriend) though it would be good to make  peanut butter sandwiches with them…she is so strange sometimes 😉

There’s a first time for everything.

19 Nov

I never in a million years thought I would be sitting here, creating a blog. I can’t lie, I feel like a great big nerd. Really, though?? Who really reads blogs? Who has time for it? Even more so, who has the time to remember to write on their blog when they have facebook and twitter status to focus on?

So, I guess you could say “curiosity killed the cat”-but I’m going for it anyways. I’m curious as to how many people and how long it takes for them to find me! And then become interested in my rants and raves and nonsense about life in general-mostly my life 🙂

Alright here are my main goals for this: a) I want to see how long I can keep up with blogging. It might be easier now because its the holiday season and things are always interesting, but after that it could get really boring. b) I really am interested in how long it takes for people who don’t really know me and actually read this on a regular basis. c) I hope this helps me in some way on the journey of this thing we call life.

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