So as I have been out wandering the roads this weekend (more on that in a separate post), my mind has been digesting the events of the week and filing away the necessary stuff and moving the fluff to the garbage bin. I like to think of it as a brain defrag, though if my brain was a hard drive it would be running OS X and not Windows meaning it wouldn’t be in such dire need of a defrag.

I think I’m digressing again.

One of the things I have been thinking about is my blog and how it has been filling my needs pretty well over the past couple of months, aside from the security breach that raised a little havoc. That got me thinking about the comments left on the blog; I have a tendency to respond to the email directly instead of adding my comment to the blog. I mentioned this a couple of weeks ago when I asked if replies to the comments were emailed to the original commenter; responses to that question were mixed.

I think I’d like to make the blog a little more interactive and make it have a more open feeling where people could post comments. I’m not going to ask for comments; it kind of irks me when someone writes a blog entry and ends it with a question to encourage discussion. That brings up two scenarios in my head: 1. reading Highlights as a kid where at the end of the article about something like birds we are asked “what is your favorite bird? Maybe you’d like to sit down and write an essay about your favorite bird” and 2. HR driven meetings at work where we are given the state of the company in a boring speech that requires blasts of cold air and an air horn to remain awake, only to be instructed to “get into focus groups with three people you don’t know” and coming up with a solution to the company’s problems. Whiteboards are usually involved and the only enjoyable part of those discussions is the intoxication from the fumes of the dry-erase markers. “I’ll write! I’ll write!”  I usually exclaim that.

I’m not really looking for validation of my thoughts here on this bloggy thing but rather I’m just looking for the viewpoints of others. For example, the greasy woman driving the Barney van yesterday… do people share my concerns about bad drivers on the road today? There I am asking a question and looking for an answer.

You can borrow my dry erase markers. They’re groovy grape.



  1. i read Your blog because i really enjoy Your take on Your life and the things that happen to You or around You. Even when You rant, there’s something positive in the way You express Yourself. i think there’s a lot of negativity, resentment and bitterness around these days, especially on the social medias, and Your blog is refreshing.

    So i don’t comment very often, because it would probably be something repetitive such as “You made me smile and helped my day get better.” But i assure You i read every single entry You post.

    i currently live in Brazil. If i would worry too much about bad drivers, my days would be ruined from the moment i leave home… LOL So i try to accept the fact they’re there and manage the risk as well as i can. i always assume another driver will do the wrong thing, so i am pleasantly surprised when he/she doesn’t… 🙂 And i have to say, i am not a great driver myself. i like to think i drive safely, but that’s not the same as driving well. And i am ok with that. i can’t be good at everything! 🙂

  2. I appreciate your email replies. And I wish more bloggers would do it. I’m not one to follow a comment rss.

    I do the same with comments on my blog. I also copy those replies into my blog. Which can be a little tedious at times, but I feel it’s part of the conversation.

    1. I’m now copying comments made to the blog to the email notification that I get. It’s easy to do on a computer but not so easy to do on the iPad. Perhaps I need a MacBook Air for my next laptop and have the best of both worlds. LOL.

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