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08/16/2021  Ten Year Anniversary   Leave a comment

Good morning readers. I just wanted to let everyone know I’m within two weeks of celebrating my tenth year of blogging which I think requires me to do an honest review of myself. I have to admit it’s been a real learning experience but one I wouldn’t change for anything. I never decided to blog because I thought I had all the answers or that my philosophy of life was of any interest to anyone but me. I blog primarily to keep myself sane. Blogging is a good way for me to vent and lower my blood pressure all at the same time.  I especially enjoy reading the feedback even if it’s discourteous, rude, or off-color.  It’s called freedom of speech.

I initially blogged about personal stories of my life but found out very quickly that family and friends dislike notoriety. From that point on I made sure to never mention names or to post any family members photographs.

I then moved into politics and voiced my opinions rather loudly and pointedly. It helped me to quickly discover that most blog surfers are of the “sound bite” generations. My goal then became writing a variety of articles that would keep readers reading to the end. It involved a mix of politics, humor, sarcasm, trivia, and whatever else I could find. I’m interested in anyone who really wants to take the time to read every word, think about it for a while, and then comment with a yea or nay. I’m not looking for approval just honest and open discussions and opinions.

After my interest in political blogging waned I decided to return to writing about personal stories from my past. It seemed the best way to go if I wanted to increased traffic. It also seemed that I wasn’t the only person fed up with politics and politicians. I love embracing change and have done so many times over the years. An old quote I heard many years ago still holds true today: “the greatest opportunities are found on the edge of chaos”.

I have a rather loyal following of readers who’ve stayed with me through my cancer diagnosis, surgeries, and a year of little or no blog postings. I’d like to thank them all for their continuing interest and support. It made returning to this blog a much easier transition than I had ever hoped for. Thanks again.

 

09-17-2014 More Useless Information!   Leave a comment

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I’ve spent most of this Summer documenting my activities in the garden and elsewhere. It was fun for me and I always had plenty of things to do which supplied me with lots of material for posting.  With Winter fast approaching material concerning my outside activities will become a little more difficult to find.  That’s okay I guess if all you want to read is a continuous steam of snow stories and  photographs of more snow. Believe me when I tell you I’m no snow bunny and while I like Winter and snow that doesn’t mean I want to be outside playing in it.  That’s for other people to do and for me to talk about, photograph, and make fun of.

Useless Quote #1

“The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.” Karl Marx

As most of you know I have a huge collection of material that contains nothing but thousands of facts about everything and nothing. This blog was initially created to share some of that totally useless information and I think it’s time to lay some silly, stupid, yet true facts on all of you once again.

Useless Quote #2

“High School is like a spork it’s a crappy spoon and a crappy fork, so in the end it’s just plain useless.” John Mayer

Here are ten items which might be considered a teaser for things to come.  You can judge that for yourself.

  • People magazine began it’s Sexiest Man Alive covers in 1985.  The first man to be so named was none other than that calm and rational Mel Gibson.
  • The first federal census in this country was conducted in 1790.  A population of 3,929,625 which included 697,624 slaves was recorded in the seventeen existing states.
  • There are roughly 47 billion chickens in the world (this fact is supplied primarily as a jab at my better-half). She’s been strong arming me for months to buy a few chickens.  Not happening lovey.
  • American Gothic, the famous Grant Wood painting was completed in 1930. The couple posing for the piece were his dentist and sister. I hope Mr. Wood was better looking than his sister.
  • More than half a million gallons of water pour over Niagara Falls every second. An interesting factoid but who really cares?
  • Peter Merholtz is credited for coming up with the term "blog".  Never heard of him before and I suspect I’ll never hear about him again.
  • The first US intercollegiate athletic competition took place in August of 1852. Yale competed against Harvard in a rowing contest.  Yawn. . . . .!
  • In Arizona it ‘s against the law to have more than two dildos in a house. Is there anyone out there who wants to move to Arizona anyway?  I think I’ll stay right where I’m at.
  • The average person in the U.S. eats more than 50 tons of food in his or her lifetime.  I’ll bet 30% of this food was purchased from drive-thru’s.
  • Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jesse Garon Presley, was stillborn.  It could really have been interesting if his brother had survived.  Just imagine two Elvis’s, what a duet that would have made.

Useless Quote #3

“You’re useless, I’m bored – yes or no” Simon Cowell

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about nothing in particular, right?.  I hope to keep these tidbits coming on a regular basis throughout the winter between the snow storms. snow blowing, snow shoveling, and falling on my ass a few times. 

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