Saturday, July 31, 2004

Yikees! Look how long it's been. That means that no one bothers to check this blog anymore. You, dear reader, just happened here on a lark, right?

My mother was here for a week and that displaced all blog time. I drove to get her and drove her back- all in day trips. Then on the way here we had to get her dog to the kennel. My home is sure death for that dog. If he doesn't run out on the road, my huge dog would no doubt do him damage. Or else ...being a min. schnauzer he would just start to run and keep on running. And there are miles to cover before we would know where to look. Nightmare, absolute nightmare. So I am glad my mom wanted her doggie safe in a kennel for the week.

Things with the visit went well. Another surprise. Usually we have "tiffs", but not this time. I suppose because I did not lose my temper when she did the "weeding" of my pinks and moss phlox. I got over that sort of thing years ago after she proudly rooted out all my campanula cochlearfolia. That was the last my garden had of that. Only one scare this time: she wanted to "prune" my mugho pine. You cut that baby back to old growth and it is gone! So I am glad she asked me. Other than that, she did a good job cleaning out the areas I had sanctioned. Looks much, much neater; and I would never have found the time to do that ( wasn't on the agenda).

My mother likes to weed in the garden... and cut the bangs on child's hair; but that is another story. She will also groom your dog, if it is one of those little dogs like my sister's Shih Tzu.

Then it was on to executor work. I should be finishing up this coming month. Hopefully.

Next week my Uncle is coming for an overnight stay. My Dad's youngest brother, so I'll see if he wants to look through any of my Dad's family stuff or not. My Dad saved all sorts of letters and Christmas cards, etc. Not that there was lots of quantity, but it goes back a long ways.

My garden got a little work put into it, but then I got waylaid. I am in the midst of probably 100 irons in the fire. You think I surely exaggerate. I'll let you think that.

It's crazy how I live sometimes. Makes no real sense. Gots to go...maybe I will sneak in another audioblog.....

Monday, July 12, 2004

I was going to audioblog last night, but then just didn't feel like it. I don't like the phone very much. People who know me well know this fact... and now you!

I posted some more serious stuff on truegrit. I amnot a funny person normally... only by the occasional accidental "Wow-I was kinda funny". Mostly I am serious and that makes me sort of an Eeyore wet-blanket dead serious type. Good in a pinch though.

I had a long rambling post up in my thoughts, but my life is calling to me to do all the hardcore work that I have to do. Common laborer stuff.

You know what would make a funny post? If I used the replace all option on the spell-check and you got the machines version of what I write. But maybe funny only to me...just gobbled idiocy to you......oh....wait.....

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

You can always tell when a blog is made by someone who is technologically proficient AND organized. Which in my mind are synonymous characteristics, but probably aren't.

Those sorts of blogs are usually minimalist in styling, but highly pleasing in aesthetics. They have all these neat and tidy categories that help you navigate through the posts and topics.

Then you have the distractable types like me... trying desperately to pull things together and using all sorts of styles and gizmos to get it all to work.

There are those who transport their love of websites to blog form... but these always seem more like a website than a blog. Yes, there is a large difference in my opinion. That doesn't make it official by any means. (See how humble I can be when talking about something I have no real grasp of?) ( See how I will ignore those who feel that is my usual modus operandi and that it cloaks an enormous ego?).

I don't mean to have a treatise on blogging... I just was admiring the exceptional organizational traits that some people exhibit through their blog structure and design.

Go ahead and pop my bubble and tell me that software could have done all this for me too!

Monday, July 05, 2004

this is an audio post - click to play
this is an audio post - click to play

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Well, folks, that was another rather sad audio from me. I have had some truly head-shaking reality checks of late. How I go blank on tape, what I look like in a digital pic.... I don't know if I want this much reality all at once.

My next audio will address people I know. That is my plan to try to get more comfortable with recording. The problem is that I have absolutely no idea where I want those audio posts to go. I don't do well with filling up purposeless space with meaningless fluff.

...or maybe I do and ..... help me! My written is about as bad as my recorded post at this point.
this is an audio post - click to play

Thursday, July 01, 2004

I just looked at a "Klingon" blog.

I am sorry. I didn't get the point.

It is sort of like when you are a kid and you want a secret language for you and your friends... before you discover how hard it is for people to really understand each other anyway, and that secrets aren't power, but communication is....

Just blew steam.

Are you ready? I will soon make another audio blog.

Alright. So the first was disappointing, th egirl has just got to hit her grooove. Yeah, baby.

( and no, you will not catch me talking like that AUDIBLY; I save that for the online interactions of my inner mind;)

And speaking-sort of- about that, I hardly ever wink. But you have to do that all the time with those little emoticons.

Lately I am full of dreams... the kind where you are planning something, not the sleeping kind. But I don't have any idea what will do with them. They are very difficult to accomplish and I have a constricted amount of time to work with.