Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July & June, neck & neck. No photo finish.

I almost forgot to blog today! & now it is late so this shall be superquick.

I finished my contest entry. Wish me luck. I've already used all the skills (considerable, if I do say so, modestly) at my beck & call. Just entering is a big win. Getting the submission to that point with a 6K-ish road trip & a son's wedding & all the rest of the lovely visiting was an accomplishment.

I'm about to have something new on my blog--a way to sign up to get a raffle ticket. What's the prize?you might ask.


I will travel to the winner's door & do a reading or a workshop or some energy healing. I'm going to have my technical consultants assist me. First it was getting the contest submission done.

Bedtime now. I was going to put in a picture of some hungry farm equipment from my sister's place, but it didn't work for some reason.

Blog alternative:
265. Finish something. Something big like a contest entry or something little like a short blog with no picture.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Keeping up with the Juneses

I'm back.

The road trip wasn't quite 6K. (The notebook with the details is somewhere... If the trip doesn't end until the car is cleaned out, I'm almost done. If it lasts until all the stuff I took out of the car is put away, I've got a few miles to go.)

So many things in those miles & days. We'll call it an even 6K, since I'm not all unpacked. I left on the 13th of June & got back on the 26th of July. That's a trip.

In that time period, plus the few days I've been back, I've managed to get a book contest entry almost ready. The deadline is tomorrow & it will be a piece of cake. Nick & Chloe got married in an incredibly beautiful & sometimes hilarious ceremony. (When the pianist begins the bridal march with Darth Vader's ominous tones, you know a geeky audience & wedding party is going to crack up.)

I learned that ketchup is a thixotropic liquid & Bud Lite Lime-a-ritas are very tasty & you can put them in almost any song (think "Oklahoma" or "The hills are alive, with Lime-a-ritas) & you have to be very careful about teaching Elise Matthesen to play poker. (Ellen Klages & I have perhaps created a monster.)

I had the most leisurely trip I've ever taken. Did I blog about it? No! So, prepared to be surprised & delighted. As it is now, July is just trying to keep up with June, & if I am going to get 2 posts in by tomorrow, I'd better send this one in.

This is a picture of all the lovely women who were inhabiting the Daylight Bakery in Cozad, Nebraska. I spent an inordinate amount of time in Nebraska, from staying an extra day in Lexington because the Days Inn had such great outlets (see last blog post) to stopping in Cozad for 2 or 3 hours (even though I was a mere half an hour on the journey that morning) because the Robert Henri (hen-rye. He's an amurrican.) Museum was there! Read The Art Spirit & I'm sure you'll understand why I had to stop & linger. Then I went to the Petrified Wood Museum in Oglalla (about another half hour down the road...) & took pictures of these incredible little houses made of petrified wood bits by identical twin brothers who were in the Korean War together, back in the day. This is one of my favorites. The girl who was working there gave me a dragon. More on that later. Time for me to close.

Blog alternative:
264. Linger somewhere unusual. Maybe the post office.