Friday, November 30, 2007

Our 1000th Blog

Saying for the day-Let one thousand flowers bloom

Welcome to my 1000th blog.

Not the same as 1000 flowers
....................It doesn't smell the same,
.....................It doesn't look the same.
.....................It took longer to grow.

But here it is.

It has been a long journey to get this far.
One thousand entries.
Some were almost good.
Some were very bad.
Most hit right on the mediocre line.

Every morning ( well almost every morning) since that first entry on May 8, 2005 I have blogged. The first entry consisted of nine words.

Somewhere along the line , June 30, 2005, to be exact we visited Pigeon Falls after a big windstorm and that strangeness began.

I was going to spend the next week reposting the best of the blogs but then I discovered there weren't any that fit that category.

Let me celebrate by saying it has been fun. I have met wonderful people in a wonderful make believe world. I am thankful for every one of them.

Now its onward to 2000 .

Don't forget to vote for the meaning of burple or birple. After all this blog has to have some reason to exist.

There will be a drawing for a priceless prize today but it will take place tomorrow and the names in the bowl will be the names of everyone who comments today. Just part of the celebration. This beautiful, little cardinal statue is the prize. Or take a door. Life goes on.

#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal. Now Mrs. Trumble waits to see wht the ACLU will do next. Certainly it will take them a day or two to get dried off and cleaned up. They can’t go into court in those suits.
Kelly Shaw is walking with crutches and has a leg in a cast. He was putting Christmas lights up on the roof when the ladder slipped and down he came. His leg caught under the ladder and cracked. This Christmas light business can be dangerous and best be left to professionals. Of course Kelly is a professional electrician but what he needed was a professional ladder holder. His wife who was holding the ladder left to answer the phone . It was just her mother who calls five times a day anyway. So at this point Kelly is not talking to Emily ( that’s his wife). This makes meal time a riot. Kelly says to his daughter “tell your mother to pass the potatoes.” His daughter responds “tell her yourself”. Emily simply passes the potatoes. She knows that it will take a while but he will forgive her.
The Bensons and the Palomakis are involved in what amounts to a Christmas feud. Each is trying to outdo the other in decorating the house and yard. Neither house could take another Christmas light. The Bensons have “Peace on Earth” spelled out on theirs and the Palomakis have “ We wish you a Merry Christmas” on theirs. There are two huge manger scenes, two oversized blowup Santas, and two sets of reindeer. The Palomakis have a huge Winne the Pooh Bear and the Bensons have a giant Mickey Mouse in a Santa Suit. There is no room in their yard for anything else. Now its up to a neighborhood committee to decide who wins this years contest.Small towns are such fun.


Today's Link-The Malaysia Page- Just another place to shop.
It was a good day today. My breathing was better than usual. Didn't even use one of the little oxygen tanks.In the morning Betty went out and paid bills. I worked in the basement putting together a full G scale train to sell on eBay. In the afternoon we gave away two Christmas trees through Freecycle. The lady seemed happy to get them. We also gave her and old working battery G scale train and plastic track.It had no sales value and it made no sense to keep it on the shelf. Betty and I then tested the G Scale set we were putting on eBay and it worked well. Then everything had to be photographed. After that I published them to eBay.It is cleaning out my old G scale stuff but it sure is using up my time. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

Congratulations on 1000.

I dont know why someone hasnt thrown a skunk in there somewhere to mess with the lawyers suits. Imagine that would put a delay in things too.

5:56 AM  
Blogger Louisiana said...

Congratulations Dr. John!!

What a great accomplishment.

Your blog has always and continues to bring much smiles, lessons and entertainment to many, many in so many countries.

Thank you.

Let's celebrate as we look ahead to what you have ahead for us all...

much love, xoxooxoxoxo

5:56 AM  
Blogger Dr. Cissa Fireheart said...

Wow Dr. John! 1000 entries!!

That's wicked impressive!

I wish I could write more, but I am busy with a Chili sale in about 30 minutes. But I wanted to congratulate you!

I am glad to have been a reader of your blog over the last year or so! I am glad to have you as a blog buddy.

Here's to 1000 more entries!!


6:12 AM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Congratulations on your 1000 posts. You have gone this far already. Thanks for the gift you left on my Christmas Tree.

7:44 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

In a pinch - the word Herbal can be forced to rhyme with purple. A slurple of some turkey noodle soup this afternoon is quite warming. Ever see a purple gerbil? Or hear a swallow chirple? Maybe some Myrple Syrup to go with those waffles? Speaking of one could be in a sticky situation called a Syruple.

8:40 AM  
Blogger OC or Q said...

May your next 1000 posts bring you twice as many comments as your last thousand!


8:46 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Nice job! The Big 1000! Keep up the good work!

8:56 AM  
Blogger The Old Fart said...

Congratulations on your 1000 th entry. I haven't been leaving comments lately on anyone's blog but I did come by to visit you everyday.

I just want to thank you for your Prayers for me for the events of the last couple of weeks.

In return I have a surprise for you on my Blog.

A Blessed Weekend is wished for you and your family.

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, 1000 blogs!

9:23 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Congratulations on 1000! May you post many more.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

"Some were almost good.
Some were very bad.
Most hit right on the mediocre line."

Hogwash! They were all good!

Congratulations on your 1000th post.

7:16 PM  
Blogger Gardenwife said...

I tried to comment the day you wrote this entry, but I was reading it on my phone's browser and for some reason the captcha image doesn't show up in the browser, so there's no way to type in what the graphic shows. SO...Just pretend I'm posting this a few days ago.

Doc, in blog miles, you've turned over the odometer! Congratulations! :)

11:26 AM  
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