Hi Pat, Miss ya! Mean it!
I was talking about my writing this blog to a few people and someone had said that this basically is an open letter to my sister. Perhaps my sister and a few others in my family and friends left behind in Pennsylvania.
Where some blogs that I look at are specific topic blogs, blogs on just about any topic exist, mine is anything that comes to mind. Sometimes it is very specific interest and I doubt that anyone would want to read it, other than my just wanting to vent. Other times, like the pictures I took in Key West, I wanted to show some folks what was going on in my life. The picture postings are very easy to do, a couple paragraphs plus a picture that is saying a thousand words, and you're done.
I find it amusing to look at what some folks find interesting. The one on my Poang chair seems to be the most popular, and that is where I tend to sit first when I go into the room. If it is an older post, typically it will be read because it is a review. The one on the swiffer came up recently - I wouldn't buy one again because of the smell and the environmental problems I see in it plus they're just not as effective as my old standby sponge mop.
The other day in a slow moment I fired up my copy of Google Earth and went for a virtual walk around the old neighborhood. Seeing a place I haven't lived in for at least 20 years is strange. The trees are bigger, the houses smaller, and the distances much shorter. When I was a child, I went to an elementary school that felt like it was in another country to walk to it. According to Google Earth's distance tool, that other country was only a half mile away. .49 miles to be exact.
I'm lucky enough to have a machine that makes flying around the the Google version of Earth quick, and with the extra memory the program runs very well. I haven't upgraded it because the Google Earth version 5 and later as well as Chrome and other programs they offer install a piece of software that sit on your PC and report back to them what you are doing. I won't upgrade it unless I run it in a virtual session to minimize my exposure to Google's snooping. It is nice to have, and I do like looking at the pictures of places I have been and places I have never been and wondering what it would be like to be "there", but the whole snooping around bit - well I tend not to install software I have a question about.
If I ever figure out a purpose for this blog, it won't be grabbing a book of recipes and following it from cover to cover. It has been done, and I just don't have that kind of time. I'm having trouble figuring out what to write with one posting a day showing up at 8 AM as it is!
If you have any ideas, leave a comment, I'll look at it and see what I can come up with. I spend most of my day at work researching technology as an IT Manager, so that stuff is easy for me.
Take care, Pat, and who ever else finds me!