13 Thursday Stranger than Fiction
1. I love THIS video, found at Kimmy and Jacob's. Do you think the idea will take hold? I want pink pants just like those.
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3. Deana posted a link to a story about a woman who crashed while trying to teach her dog how to drive, which reminded me of this photo.
4. When my son Dylan was a teenager, I once spotted him driving around town in his sports car with what I thought was a wild blonde woman up in the front seat next to him. It turned out his dog Jazzy (in the photo to the right).
5. The night after the Emmys, I had a dream about Naomi from “Here in the Hills.” There was a big blog convention in some unnamed city, but it was really more like a blog prom. I was excited to run into Naomi the day before, as she was checking into her room. I asked how it was she was out-and-about, considering her health issues, and she told me that she was well and that everything had cleared up. The rest of the dream was all about things being thwarted regarding my dress, hair, and make-up. The blog prom was a formal one, and I’m not big on formality.
6. I have a “Stranger than Fiction” category sidebar on my blog. Here’s something that came from it: My friend, Juniper, got two speeding tickets in one day. One of them got thrown out on a technicality. Her vanity license plate said SACRED, but the cop wrote SCARED on the ticket.
7. Author Tom Clancy said this: The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.
8. Yesterday I posted some photos of some round hay bales from around my neighborhood, prompting a reader, Amy F, to say this: Do you know that most farmers are deciding to stop using round bales? It's because the cows aren't getting a square meal! :) (These things are what you hear when your sister is an agriculture teacher!)
9. What would you do if your blog completely disappeared?
10. My sister Kathy deleted her blog recently by mistake while trying to add a 13 Thursday page. I think it’s a flaw of her Tripod server that the “start new blog” option doesn’t say “delete old blog.” At first she was devastated to lose more than a year’s worth of writing that was not backed-up, but as it turned out many came to her aid; family members and mostly a Tripod community of bloggers. With their help she was able to retrieve most everything and her first new post on A Particularly Persistent Point of View - Take Two appeared last night. Go tell her hello. She’s been through a lot.
11. Deleting her blog may have been a blessing in disguise. Because of it she has found a number of new readers. One of them, Catinka Knoth made this insightful comment about blog readership: Whether you have no readers or not - you do not need to know because you never know WHEN you will have those readers. That is one of the points about putting things on paper - it is for another time or space. It is in effect like money - a means of conveying a value across time and space. It is not necessary for the here and now.
12. Does anyone know of a site that explains in simple steps how to post digital camera videos onto my blog?
13. You might think me morbid, but I’m completely fascinated by THIS site of famous last words, meaning things famous people said right before they died. Emily Dickinson said, “I must go, the fog is rising,” and Lou Costello said, “That was the best ice-cream soda I ever tasted.”