A first time…(Reprise of my first post in my first blog)
Crawling, walking, talking, making sense and of course…knowing when to shut up which is usually a lot harder to do than making sense which is what I’m trying to do here.
Everybody got that? If you didn’t don’t worry, neither did I.
My name is Kirk, which I figure is probably something I should let everybody reading this first outing in the park know right off the bat simply because I tend to be absentminded. Otherwise I might very well have to go ask someone who knows me and then you might never know. But if this first attempt at a blog gets off the ground and some folks actually read the thing then I’ll have a few people around who can remind me whenever I need it. Perhaps a “What’s my name??” button or some such nonsense.
There’s no rhyme or reason (yet) to this adventure in blunderland since I really don’t have a clue as to what I’m doing, in fact I figure I won’t be able to see what the thing looks like until it goes live but that is the way I usually do things so be gentle until I get the hang of it. After that you can hammer me all you want or you’ll be able to as soon as I find out how to install a hammer button.
Anyway, this little site is going to be an outlet for my latent writing ability that has already managed to hash out 14 or so pieces of what I call (much to my friends dismay) “Good Bathroom Reading Material” some of which I will most surely inflict my readers with.
At least I will as soon as I figure out this blogging thing so for now…..
Welcome to Just thinkin’ (AKA “Conversation Lost”)
Apparently there seems to have been some cross breeding (pollination?) gone awry or possibly some amateur genetic engineering going on in somebody’s basement but I received an email with a picture of the end results of this basement experimenting. Either that or the guys and gals at Burpee’s badly need a change of pace or perhaps a little something added to their morning Coffee.
According to the owner, they only bloom in the spring. I guess my question would be:
After many recent frustrating experiences with Blogger where my blog “Conversation Lost” is located I have decided to move the whole thing over to my new WordPress Blog “Just Thinkin”. It just plain works better and since a lot of bloggers are defecting to WordPress it just seemed to follow suit.
All the posts previous to this one were originally posted to Blogger for “Conversation Lost” hence the occasional reference to Blogger.com.
Sorry Blogger…too many problems and absolutely no feedback from you as to what’s going on to fix it.
“Spring has sprung. The grass has ris’. I wonder where the flower’s is? ”
OK. So it’s not quite as “Springy” as the picture above might indicate but it is April 1st and it is 65 degree’s outside and a nice warm rain is due tonight and that will cause the above picture to happen.
And I was actually outside raking the debris left over from the wind storms we had this winter. Aaaahhhh! So nice!
Of course the local ice cream (outside window type) shop opened a month ago. Heck, all it needs to do around here is get above freezing for three days straight and it’s ice cream for everyone! It’s kinda fun watching all the people waiting in line for their ice cream cone or sundae all bundled in there winter coats, hats and mittens but that’s the way it is up here. Down country folks wouldn’t believe it.
And not much really going on up here at the top of Vermont besides a week of temps in the 50’s which will be just what we’ve needed after a couple weeks of raw 30’s. I hear White River Junction down in Central Vermont might actually hit 70 on Friday. January thaw in March? Ya’ never know up here. Weather tends to get crazy.
Another thing that this part of the season always brings is losing people through the ice like they had any business being out there this time of year anyway. I suppose I should feel bad about this but I don’t. Every year it’s the same thing; so and so lost through the ice at so and so pond or lake while riding an ATV or just walking out. It’s not like these people don’t read, listen or watch the news, it’s not like they don’t know about the danger of WALKING ON THIN ICE but they insist on doing it every time anyway. Believe me, they only insist on it once! No second chances allowed!
Nature has no mercy when it comes to plain stupidity.
Bah…GM’s firing everyone in sight, Microsoft couldn’t make a deadline to save it’s own soul, President Bush’s own staff are either being indicted or resigning like rats jumping off a sinking ship, gas prices are up, Dow Jones is down…sheeeesh!
I think I’ll take a shower and go to bed.
It was nice and sunny today! That’s got to count for something!