I’m going to start out with an admission that I probably ought to make more often. I don’t know anything about what I’m writing about.
More specifically, I don’t know anything about The Hunger Games. I do know something about cornucopia and have written about it in the past. I don’t know how cornucopia fits in to what seems the big movie of the season.
So There I Was, Minding My Own Business
So much of life starts that way, doesn’t it?
I noticed Thursday on Facebook that a friend was planning to go to a midnight showing of The Hunger Games. The next morning, she was up and off to work. Later in the day she posted that she would be sleeping in on Saturday and would do in anyone who interrupted that sleep. She indicated she would do this “cornucopia style”.
Thinking of this person, a great mom and a friend I’ve had a lot of laughs with, losing her temper and raining cornucopia blows upon some unfortunate who woke her with a text message was a great source of amusement for me as I went through the day. I had no idea why she would choose the horn of plenty as a weapon.
So I Went Back To My Own Business
But cornucopia and The Hunger Games came and found me. Read the rest of this entry »
When I talk to my friends about this site they often ask how I decide what to write about. I usually don’t know what to tell them. Most of the time I just see something, like a wire whisk in a pick up truck, and my mind goes from there.
Here is the story of how I decided what to write today.
I was minding my own business, looking at other people’s websites. I made dopey comments on some, others I just read and thought about how some really clever people keep reading my blog. Then I went to another and started reading. I watched a video there and learned a little about one of my regular visitors.
And then I thought that today, maybe I could do without silliness and use the fact that smart people keep coming here to help that visitor do something great. Read the rest of this entry »
A few months ago I joined Facebook. I was officially the last person under 85 years old to do so.
Facebook has been a nice tool. I’ve heard from people I haven’t been able to talk to in years. It is also a nice way to just keep in touch with close friends I’m not able to see as often as I’d like.
Then there is the other side of Facebook, sort of peripheral stuff to the keeping in touch part.
Facebook has games where people pretend they are someone else. A vampire. A Farmer. Someone with a castle. A Dungeons and Dragons Character.
I am a live and let live kind of guy. Unfortunately these games don’t work that way. Apparently as one plays these games, all their contacts on Facebook are sent notices trying to get them to play the games. Read the rest of this entry »