Lots of projects going on these days, but I'm most excited about receiving my much needed new glasses, which help me to see a heck of a lot better, (even for night time driving) thank goodness! Drivers in NC can rest easy now and the roads are safe again.
|The New Pink Glasses|
Blogging has been around since 1994, but I didn't really know they existed. I didn't get into using the Internet regularly until 2004, and that was mostly to enter sweepstakes. A late bloomer, I started visiting book related blogs in 2012.
These numbers are mind-blowing, but as of 2017, over 410 million people check out 23 billion blog pages on a monthly basis!
Initially I started reading other blogs because it was a great way to find out about new books and to read reviews. And that's one of the reasons that I spout trivia almost all the time to friends and family - but I don't think they really listened all that much. Thus the reason that I gathered up my courage and started this blog. I figured I could share a whole bunch of useless information with the masses hoping that somebody else would pay attention. (lol)
Over time, blogging seemed like the perfect platform to talk about the plight of those abused in domestic partnerships, as well as the suffering of homeless veterans.
Over time, this blog has evolved into posts on recipes, interviews with authors/chefs and sweepstakes. Along the way, I've met incredible people with varied interests who have made me laugh and cry, and I've learned quite a bit. Blogging made that possible.
Why did you start your blog?
HAVE YOU HEARD OF THESE?
Some of these states have some pretty unusual city names that may make you scratch your head or giggle a little. Here's a few:
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Monkey's Eyebrow, Kentucky
Porcupine, South Dakota
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO DO THIS?
In the United States, about 350,000 people pass out from cardiac arrest annually, but you may be able to help save someone's life. With one hand pressed over the other, press hard at a rapid pace on the chest with 100 to 120 compressions per minute. It sounds crazy, but singing along to Stayin' Alive by the Beegees is actually the perfect rhythm. CPR Classes are also available by visiting www.redcross.org.
In a blender, combine 2 cups fresh or thawed frozen cranberries, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup vodka.. Puree until smooth, then strain and chill.
Fill flutes one quarter with the cranberry mixture. Tilt flutes and gently pour sparkling wine down the sides of glasses to create the sparkler effect, and serve immediately.