Saturday, October 24, 2009

Another big day

Three years blogging Yesterday was Ken's birthday, but today I'm celebrating another important day, at least to me. It's my three-year blogiversary! (I'm sure there are a few that aren't so pleased about it, but screw ‘em. I'm not forcing anyone to read this!) Since I've stopped working, I've been pretty much a daily blogger, and it still amazes and pleases me that anyone wants to read what I write here! I appreciate that more than you can possibly know, and I thank you for wanting to hang out with me.

I've enjoyed doing this, and it really does help with writing skills. Just the way things flow, putting things together in a way that sounds best, or that makes the most sense without being overly wordy. I don't always succeed, but I have definitely gotten better as time goes by. What I find most fun, though, is all the different people I've met through this, and in some cases, I can properly say "literally." I feel that I have made some lifelong friends here, as well as on Facebook, and that is always, always a good thing. (I am seriously behind on reading blogs these days; I haven't forgotten about you, and I'll make the rounds soon.)

A heartfelt "thank you" to each person who chooses to pay a visit to Nutwood once in a while. You're the main motivator for me to keep writing. And hey, who's the smartass who just shouted out that if you'd known that, you would've stopped reading a long time ago? Joe Wilson, is that you?! Jerk.

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Speaking of Crackbook (Jamie and I took an important first step last night in admitting that we are addicted to it), they made more changes yesterday. I don't have a problem with change, as long as they work. Facebook was wonky much of yesterday, it's been wonky this morning, and it will probably make me mad and be wonky tonight. Beth gets cranky when she can't have her Crackbook fix. You have been warned, Crackbook. Don't make me put a cap in your ass.

I think I'm about done with Twitter, too. (Don't be mad, Deb!) I just can't get into it. About the only thing I post on there is my blog updates, and I have a hard time coming up with pithy 140-character tweets. I used to check various updates from cool people like Rainn Wilson from The Office and Russell Brand (someone recently mentioned that it should just be called Stalker...haha!), but even that grows tiresome. I'm thinking it's not my bag, baby, and it would be one less thing to worry about. Maybe I'll keep it, but just stop feeling guilty for never checking it and rarely tweeting!

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Dorian Gray Oh, and thanks to those of you who left such nice comments about the picture I put up of me and Jamie! You all are too sweet. I cracked up when Joy wondered if I have a painting in the attic that ages. I am fortunate in that regard, but it's because of good genes. My Dad is 86, and often gets remarks that he looks like he's in his 60's. The picture I put up also conveniently doesn't show the white hairs among the brunette that I'm seeing more and more of, or the laugh lines around my eyes. ::shrugs:: How can I be upset about laugh lines when I love to laugh so much? I earned them.

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We made a successful Meat Run this morning, and our freezer is seriously full of beef. Plenty of hamburger, several Porterhouses and T-bones (mmmm) and several roasts, including a beautiful big rib roast. I'm going to have to figure out how to make prime rib for that particular cut. Double mmmmm!

Now we're watching the Notre Dame-Boston College game. Grrrr...Boston College. They cost us a national championship back in '93, and no, we've never forgotten it. Go Irish!

24 comments:

  1. Hard to believe it has been three years. Thanks for making me a new tag :o)

    Glad I never got into Twitter, but 140 would be my speed :o)

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  2. Congratulations Beth, that is great and when you blog, you cover whatever you are blogging about , completely. I like your blogs.

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  3. Congrats, Beth! Glad to see you're still going at it with your blog after all these years. The "Blogosphere" just wouldn't be as fun without you and Ken around.

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  4. Hi Beth,
    Happy Blogiversary! You've hit a real milestone! Your blog is always fun to read.
    Best,
    Marty

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  5. Congratulations dear friend. Happy Blogaversary.
    Come to think of it, It will be my 3rd year as well in Dec. Wicked cool. I didn't realize it was just mere months away from one another starting up in blogging. Of course I'm now on my 3rd blog.

    Again it's been a pleasure! (Hugs)Indigo

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  6. Congratulations on the birthday of one of my favorite blogs! I agree about Crackbook (love it!) and about Twitter (hate it!) I think I'm just too verbose for the Twitter limitations.

    Keep on blogging!

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  8. Happy Blog-o-versary!


    And I know what you mean about Twitter.....I am over it.

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  9. Happy Blog9versary. You've done great for 3 years. Keep on writing, Beth! We need modern thinkers like you to continue talking or we will fall into darkness! Blog on, sister!

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  10. Happy Blogiversary Beth! I look forward to my Nutwood Junction stop every day. Write it and they will visit.

    I can't get into twitter, I'm too verbose. The format is way too confining for me.

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  11. have you played farkle yet on crackbook????


    congrats on three years blogging!


    xxalainaxx

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  12. you are a rare person. You are trustworthy, FUNNY, smart and you do not judge. You are my real friend and sure do like you.
    down the street from us is a meat shop with a real butcher. In fact, other than the dude at Krogers who wears a bloody white apron, i think the man down the street is the only real butcher i have ever seen in person. That shop has meat boxes where you can get gobs of different kinds of meat for set prices. I do not have the room or i would do it every now and then. They sell the BEST pork steaks on earth.

    i used to often get that i looked a lot younger than my age and i always said it was because of my weight. Fat faces take away years of age.

    not that you have a fat face, lol. You don't. I do.

    i deleted my Twitter. Don't have enough time now to do what i need to do why would i want to go write boring little updates every time i move.

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  13. Happy bloggiversary!!!!
    Prime rib is simple! Just season that big ole piece of meat up with your favorite herbs and spices, poke in a meat thermometer, and pop it in the oven 'til it's done to your liking!!

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  14. Awww, Congrats on three years!!! And still going strong!! I'm really glad that you're still blogging, too!! Twitter I gave up on almost as soon as I signed up for it... I hate it!!

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  15. Happy Blogiversary! Now we need to get you and Ken to a Drunken Dust Bunny Weekend.

    XOXOXOXOXOXO

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  16. Happy Blogiversary! Yay! AND, Crackbook pissed me off all day too! Even just now... now working! Dang! Any how... I have one of those magically young dads... but you really look so YOUNG!!! :-) It's your love and zest for life!

    be well...

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  17. Congradulations Beth. Three years...it is amazing how time flys...My days would certainly be much duller without having a visit from you ! (my Sister as well, she thinks you are the "Bees Knees") I agree with all Sherry said about you as well
    Love Sybil x

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  18. Congrats!
    Lots of work has resulted in an interesting collection of followers in your corner of the blogosphere.

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  19. Congrats on 3 years Beth. You always have something of interest in your entries, that's why people keep coming back for more.

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  20. Happy Anniversary! You are a star. I love coming to your site. And it is true boredom is not an option.

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  21. congratulations....my three year anniversary was a few days before you...i started on Oct. 2, 2006. what a great achievement =)

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