Hope all of you had a fun and exciting Valentine's yesterday. My wife and I drove by a local jewelry store yesterday right at five o'clock and the lot was full. Of the thirty or so vehicles parked out front, only a handful were not pickups. Why are we guys so inept at planning ahead? The good news is that most of us are now safe until Mother's Day. Of course, if your wife's birthday or your wedding anniversary falls between now and May you better remember, so pull out you calender and check those dates. No scratch that. If you are a guy there's a good chance nothing is circled or written on your calender.
Peeve Alert! Why can't restaurants like Applebees, Chili's, and TGI Friday's list their drink prices on the menu? Sure they'll gladly list a buck eighty nine for a glass of tea, but the powers that be feel it necessary to hide the price of a margarita. Of course you can't just order a margarita. The over-chipper, bad-joke-telling, laugh-at-anything-you-say- even-when it's-not-funny wait staff at these places always say things like. "You want the hubba-dubba bounce-you-on-your-bubba margarita, or our megatron maxi-rita? "
Make me want to scream, "Just pour some Triple Sec over ice, throw in some tequila and squeeze a line over it!" Hell, they could bring me the lime and I'd do that part myself. Nothing I like better than to abuse fruits and vegetables. Especially green ones, though limes aren't all bad since they go well with grilled meat and a variety of booze. Matter of fact i declare Limes the greatest of all green fruits and vegetables ALL HAIL the mighty LIME!
Can y'all tell I'm in a cantankerous mood today?
Actually I'm feeling quite good. The writing is going well, albeit slower than I wish, but what else is new. Springtime and the start of fishing season isn't all that far off, though it is cold and windy today. I can breath out of both nostrils. Yeah, that sounds weird but have clear nasal passages is one of those things you take for granted until one or both is plugged up like a three-year-old after a cheeze-whiz binge.
Okay, enough of my rambling. Now an idea. I want to start a new blog phenomenon. You know along the lines of Thursday Thirteen, Wordless Wednesday, Tuesday Confessional and a variety of other weekly features that multiple blogger do. I want to start My Town Monday's.
I'm always curious about my fellow bloggers and how the places they come from. I have a million questions and this seems like an easy way for all of us to get to know each other and learn something in the process. The topics should be endless. From Why you moved there? Work, family, climate, or maybe like me you never crawled far from the crib. Then there is why you stay. Why you don't. The history of how your town was settled. Other notable events. You can attach pictures of unique things and places. Who knows I might visit your town, and be in need of a great place to eat. Everyplace, I don't care how small, has something interesting about it. So let's hear it. Who's on board? I plan to start Monday and if you let me know ahead of time, I'll provide a link so others can check out the ring of bloggers participating in My Town Mondays.