This blog. It's been a part of me for six years.
I had to actually go back and check. Gees, since July 30, 2009.
I started it with a hello world post. Everyone seems to. You find your way back to it if you are interested.
I actually found that I enjoy writing. I do get wordy, some of these posts are over 1200 words. Almost all of them are off the top of my head.
Things got slower after a while. You know, that New Blog Smell wore off. I was writing about things that happened here in Wilton Manors, and the City Government scene. I had to stop going to the commission meetings after a while, they were going well into the night and frankly I fall asleep at 10pm on a late night. Doing that in the commission chambers when the meeting ended at 11pm would be sending the wrong message.
And I am actually quite in awe of the job that the commissioners do here, on average. If you pay attention to your own city government, you'll find a few rotten apples here and there and a couple decisions you can't stand.
No comment there about specifics.
But since this is an "Anniversary Post" for the 2200th posting that happened over the weekend, I figured I'd do the old school Top Ten List of all times. Since everyone seems to hit the same postings over and again, why not?
So from the most popular post to the 10th most popular post, here it is.
Most popular post: The Gold Medal Flour Biscuit Recipe. Trust me, this is an excellent recipe, I use it all the time when I want to show off. If I really want to show off, I make home churned butter by putting the cream in the food processor and running it for 5 minutes or until I have butter and buttermilk in there. Works like a champ!
#2: Two Cycle Engine Repair - I replaced a primer bulb on a weedeater and apparently I did a good job of it since I still use the machine, 4 years later.
#3: Simply Hired and the User Experience -The website simplyhired.com is not one of my favorites, and I wrote why and showed why they need to change. They did incorporate a few changes of mine, and continue to change.
#4: Puns and One Liner Weekend - A List of puns. I really debated long and hard about posting Jokes here. Then I realized that people actually enjoy the silly things and this blog gets hit heavily for them.
#5: GFS Marketplace Review - GFS Is a Wholesale marketer of foods and restaurant supplies. They also sell directly to the public. I'm quite happy with the store, but their coupons truly annoy me. The software that they use to create the coupons, on your PC, require that software be installed. Since nobody has told me what that does on my machine, I can't say I trust the software. BUT the place is really quite good, and the staff is friendly.
Rounding out the rest of the top 10:
#6: An Impatiens Flower Picture - This variety is no longer sold and went extinct. Impatiens are now larger.
#7: Jewfish Creek Bridge Picture - The view you get when you enter the Florida Keys. This is what I think of as the "border" although I may not be technically correct.
#8: Canning 1, Pineapple 0 - Although I am a good cook, sometimes my recipies don't work!
#9: Hotmail Annoyance: Turning off Hotmail's former interface behavior of hotkeys. I hated hotmail, and I hatie Outlook so much more. Microsoft has turned evil since Ballmer left. I can't believe I am saying nice things about Ballmer since he was the punchline to a joke but there you have it.
#10: Sister Mary Ann's Gasoline - Yes, another joke. Apparently loads of folks liked her story!