At last an end
Saying for the day:Murphy's first law-If anything can go wrong it will!
A week ago we started our fourth blog marathon.
Over that period 36 people at one time or another participated.
Some did a little then quit.
Some did an entire day and then quit.
The process became complicated as the list didn’t work for a day and one half.
At that point Margaret stepped in and published a workable list five in the comments.
Thank you Margaret.
Because of the confusion I will finish the count by late this afternoon and will publish the results tomorrow morning.
What have I learned.
1. Don’t do an extended blog marathon.
. . . a. Too many things can go wrong.
. . .b. It’s very hard to trace participation.
2. Some people don’t want comments on their blog.
3. Lots of people enjoyed our comments.
4. As usual you left great comments.
5. Some people followed the list , left comments , but no Dr. John. That, by the way, is fine.
6. Somebody thought I was a leader of some blog cult.
Please I have enough problems and I don’t have any Kool-Aid .
7. Some blogs change dramatically from the time I scouted them until the time you visited them.
8. Some blogs changed so seldom that you were back commenting on a blog you already commented on.
9. I really loved your comments on your own blogs which may have been the most creative comments of all.
10. I have to get some more blogger cups as the number reaching the goal exceeded past numbers and my expectations.
Next month I will run a mini-marathon on the first Wednesday in November. There will be no Marathon in December .
News from Pigeon Falls– The little town in my backyard where the trains still run and liars get awards.– The last story teller in the White Rabbit contest was Donna Bergall and this is her story.
I want to tell all of you nice people right out if you came to find out the origin of the White Rabbit you are out of luck. I haven’t the slightest idea where he comes from. I don’t know if there is a hole in space, an alien space ship, or a government experiment. I am sure he is no illusion. I know this because the White Rabbit visits my farm two or three times a week. He can talk you know. He likes tea, carrot cake, and vegetarian pasties. He likes to play catch with my children. He likes to watch television and he doesn’t like President Bush, He thinks Ugly Betty is a pretty funny show. He is scared to death that Mrs. Trumble is going to shoot him. He really likes people but he is afraid of crowds. He is a hero. I say this last thing because he rescued my son. It happened up at Crippled Creek. My son was fishing and fell in. His boots filled with water and he was being pulled under when the White Rabbit jumped in and grabbed him. Using his big feet he pushed the boots off and pulled him to shore. Without him he would have drowned. We will always be grateful to him for this brave action. He left the boy when he saw somebody coming. It was Tommy, the undertaker’s kid, and my son made him promise not to tell anybody that the White Rabbit had saved him. Tommy, however, couldn’t be altogether silent so he reported he saw the rabbit swimming. There are other people he has visited but they won’t talk about it. So I am telling you this is a good rabbit, a kind rabbit, and we should leave him alone. Mrs. Trumble should be told to stop shooting at him. Let him live in peace.
Our judges will decide on the winner and announce that person tomorrow.
Todays link-New Kid on the Blog- Remember to put the words Dr. John in the comment to get those erudite JCPOINTS. Check HERE for your point total still without last marathon.
I worked on tha marathon all morning. Betty went to Tops. The bank called and our loan has been approved. The real estate office called and someone is coming to look at the house tomorrow. I have finished the marathon totals and they can be seen by clicking HERE. If the number of visits is less than your total , which given the way this went is really possible then please drop me a comment and I will fix the totals. If it is higher than you think you did, also really possible, consider the extra points a bonus for good comments and don't make me change them. Now I really need a breathing treatment.