Sunday, September 23, 2012


Day 2406 - Ding, Dong, Da Blog is Dead!

Greetings, Bloggy Readers!

With other social media capturing people's time, writing 'Da Blog' every day has become more of a chore than my way to communicate to friends and family.

I've enjoyed the last 6 years of posting whatever came into my head, but I think I'm ready to move on.  No, there is no crisis causing me to stop, it just doesn't seem satisfying at present.

I won't say (promise?) that this is the last post, but it might be!  

Feel free to comment, and I'll catcha on Facebook if you know me.



Saturday, September 22, 2012


Day 2405 - No time for bloggage!

Not blogging today... Please feel free to rant, or not!

Friday, September 21, 2012


Day 2404 - Friday, Hooray!

Greetings, Bloggy TGIFers,

It's Friday, Hooray! 

You know what to do, march in a circle chanting 'Fri-day! Fri-day! Fri-day!'

This week has been SOOO SLOW, and I am SOOO happy the weekend is HERE.

Have a nice one!

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Day 2403 - Germs, Germs, Germs, Germs...

Greetings, Bloggy Germ Collectors!

Kill any germs today?

There are four major types of germs, you know.

There will be a quiz at the end of the blog...

Types of germs include bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa.

They are EVERYWHERE, but especially on ME.

TTFN and wash your hands!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Day 2402 - Charitable Giving?

Greetings, Bloggy Middlers!  (that means it is midweek)

A new season of SURVIVOR begins tonight! Set your DVR's (we already have).  Woo hoo!

My team at work is going to do a charitable project in Nashville this afternoon. 

I don't think it is distributing chicken soup, which is what I NEED to get over this cold.

I hope I don't spread my cold germs to the population at large - that is NOT the kind of charitable giving I plan to do!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Day 2401 - Tuesday and Still Have a Cold...

Greetings, Bloggy Twofers!

Yep - I need TWO tissues at a time, one for each nostril.

Still taking my not-so-magical cold medicine.

Thinking of reading up on home remedies...

That's it.  So long.

Monday, September 17, 2012


Day 2400 - The Battle is ON!

Greetings, Monday Morning Blah-gers!

Blah is right, I have a cold.  No more denial. No more thinking it is related to an allergy.

I am going into battle  (work) armed with:

Puffs Plus Lotion Tissues
Cold Eze lozenges
Equate Tussin cold medicine
Chicken Soup

Did I have all that stuff at HOME, at my fingertips? Nope, we had to go to the store to get all the battle supplies.

I even did my 'apple a day keeps the doctor away' yesterday.  By the way - the apples made me mad.  They smelled good, but they're NOT this years apples.  If I felt better I'd bring them back.


Sunday, September 16, 2012


Day 2399 - I have a COLD!

Greetings, Blogregation!

My mother knew I was getting a cold before I did, and it was OVER the PHONE.

She heard something in my voice and said 'Are you sick?' 

I said 'NO', but I was wrong. 

The very next morning I woke up with a sore throat, and I have a runny nose and various coldish symptoms going on.

Hope I can shake it soon, wish me luck!

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Day 2398 - Bloggers Day Off...




no, there is no blog today.

Hey, I really like this strikethrough font... Have a nice day.  I'm not really blogging.

Friday, September 14, 2012


Day 2397 - I Want Some Clam Cakes!

Greetings, Bloggy Crustaceans-

It's Friday, Hooray! 

You know what to do, march in a circle chanting 'Fri-day! Fri-day! Fri-day!'

I LOVE Rhode Island Clam Cakes.  I can't find them anywhere else.

Some places in Maine have Clam Cakes, but they are more like a crab cake patty.

The kind of Clam Cake I like is a light, fluffy fritter batter with lots of chunks of clam in them.

I had Clam Cakes twice while I was on vacation in Newport, R.I.  - a dozen was $10.95 at a local pizza place (that also serves seafood). 

My favorite place for clam cakes (Salas's) is being rebuilt, it closed earlier this year on my birthday!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Day 2396 - Any Advice on Creating a Ghost Walk?

Greetings, Bloggy Ghouls and Boys!

I want to invent a ghost walk for a retreat next year.

I have already started to collect the necessary stories, but I am wondering about little things that would make their experience more fun.

For example - is there an easy way to make a 'paranormal activity' monitor to gauge surrounding spirit activity?  (to answer my own question, a memo recorder playing static or geiger counter noises would work)

Do you have any good ideas from ghost walks you have been on?

Comment away! 

If I don't get any comments, I'll know you have ultimate faith in my creative energy.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Day 2395 - Are you KIDDING ME???

Greetings, Bloggy Penny Pinchers!

I have bad news.


I just counted, and I have only EIGHT paychecks till CHRISTMAS!


I haven't even gotten my bills from my 2.5 week vacation, but I am already thinking about Christmas.

That's just me, gotta have something to worry about!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Day 2394 - Twofer Tuesday

Greetings, Bloggy Twofers!

Charlie and I lucked into a lobster sale in Newport on Long Wharf.

Instead of 'Buy lobster by the pound', they also had lobsters by the piece. 

They were $7 each, so I bought 2 of them - one for Charlie, and one for me.

We had them for a 'happy hour' snack, and grilled steaks later that night!  They were scrumptious!

Are you jealous yet??

Monday, September 10, 2012


Day 2393 - Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It's Off to Work I Go!

Greetings, Monday Morning Blah-gers!

Yes, I'm off to work this morning after being off for TWO, GLORIOUS WEEKS. 

You didn't know that?  That's kind of the idea.

I write the blog anyway when when I am on vacation. I don't really think it's safe to publicize to the whole internet world that I'm not HOME.

I predict I will have over 300 emails to review/delete/address - maybe more.

Wish me luck!

Sunday, September 09, 2012


Day 2392 - What Puzzles Me? Nothing...

Greetings, Blogregation!

Charlie is a big fan of Sudoku puzzles.

I will admit that I have NEVER done one, ever.

Is that BAD?

I don't regularly do puzzles of any kind, actually. Not crosswords, word searches, etc.

I repeat - is that BAD? Am I doing my brain a disservice by BLOGGING instead of PUZZLING my nights away?

I dunno.

Saturday, September 08, 2012


Day 2391 - Saturday... Bloggers Day OFF!

There, I did it.  I came, I saw, I blogged.

Friday, September 07, 2012


Day 2390 - It's Friday, Hooray!

Greetings, Bloggy TGIFers!

It IS Friday... right? 

When I have a short week, my sense of 'what day is this?' gets skewed.

But, it's Friday, Hooray! 

You know what to do, march in a circle chanting 'Fri-day! Fri-day! Fri-day!'

Is everyone still dieting to try to reduce the Labor Day Weekend caloric overload?  No? 

Well, that would be ME then.  At this rate - I won't be able to indulge till Thanksgiving.

TTFN and have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 06, 2012


Day 2389 - Oh Bring Me A Figgy Jammie...

Greetings, Bloggy Figlets!

Have you ever had fig jam?  Does it taste like the inside of a Fig Newton?

TWO of my friends say fig jam is the best jam they've ever had.

Fig trees grow in the south, evidently...

One of the local 'home cooking' restaurants sells fig jam for EIGHT DOLLARS a pint.

Fresh figs cost a fortune, by the way - so I need to find someone with a fig tree or two and make some jam!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012


Day 2388 - I Can't Find It!

Greetings, Bloggy Searchers!

Charlie's grandson was trying to remember a song.

He thought.

He thought.

He said 'I can't FIND it'!

I thought that was a very interesting way to say that he couldn't remember. 

What's actually happening is that you can't find the song in your brain!'  It's there, just AWOL.

I can't find LOTS of things....

Tuesday, September 04, 2012


Day 2387 - Onward To Halloween!

Greetings, Bloggy Ghosts and Goblins-

If you live in the vicinity of Lewisburg, Tennessee you might want to check out the haunted orn maze and Halloween activities at Andrews Spring Farm this Halloween.

They are planning a new attraction this year, a Paintball Zombie Hayride where you can shoot zombies while you are on the hayride.

I am considering going - that sounds fun!  They had a sign out front this summer that just said 'Zombies Wanted' - I wish I had taken a picture of it for the blog.

Sound good?  You betcha!

Monday, September 03, 2012


Day 2386 - Happy Labor Day!

Greetings, Bloggy LDWers,

It's Labor Day, Hooray! 

I can smell the burgers and hot dogs already.

Ahhhhh - many of us have the day off today, and that's a beautiful thing.

No mail though, but I can live with that.

Time to stop wearing white shoes for the season, and time to put away your summer handbag if you were even using one.  This year I didn't bother.

Have fun today, whatever you decide to do!

Sunday, September 02, 2012


Day 2385 - A New Collection??

Greetings, Bloggy Collectors -

I have a new collection.

DUST bunnies.

They're soft and cute.

They come in all shapes and sizes.

They don't require trips to the vet, and are very low maintenance.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Saturday, September 01, 2012


Day 2384 - Labor Day Weekend is HERE!

Greetings, Bloggy Celebrants!

Happy September, and Happy Labor Day weekend!

Labor Day weekend brings back lots of memories. 

When I was a kid, we didn't start back to school until after Labor Day.  Nowadays, some school systems have already been in school a month!

I remember lots of cookouts, picnics, and sometimes fireworks.

My nephew's birthday (I need to get a card in the mail) is coming up soon.  It's always funny to think of being IN Labor on Labor Day.

One year we were in Newport, Rhode Island.  Charlie bought lobsters right off the boat and they were only 5 dollars each.  They were big too!  It was some of the best lobster I've ever had.

What are YOU doing for Labor Day Weekend?

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