Those things have nothing in common, except that I’ve blogged about them before. People come to my blog every day searching for them, so I thought I’d put them together in one place to make it easy. Interspersed with some other things I want you to know about, it can be my Thursday Thirteen # 48.
- First, let me tell you folks who aren’t bloggers that we know a lot about you from our statistics programs. I know from mine: where you are located, when you came to visit, how long you stayed, if you followed any links, and what you were seeking when you came here. Don’t worry, I don’t know your name (unless you are that man stalking me from a computer at a university in Lubbock, Texas. I know who you are.)
- Let me make THIS perfectly clear: I do not rent out the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile! I showed a picture of the weinermobile one time and now I have people writing me about it. A 9th grader wanted to rent it to use as a limousine for her friends to go to a party; several people have written to ask me where they can see it; and one man wanted to arrange a tour of it for his son, because (I guess) he wanted his kid to see a big weenie. I can’t help y’all!
- My friend Connie, who is not a blogger, knows about my addiction to bacon. I think a lot of people might, because I’ve written about it more than once. In fact, this Thursday Thirteen post about bacon is the one that has been viewed the most often, because somebody “Stumbled” it.
Connie knows that my cholesterol is high, and I’m steering away from bacon. She sent me these bacon flavored toothpicks as a gift. Connie, honey, thank you …but an addict cannot take “a little taste” of her addiction! I’m tortured just looking at them!
- Connie is still putting together afghans for Share A Square. That’s another thing people come here to find. We got so many afghan squares, that we are making “extras” for the kids who didn’t get to go to Camp Sanguinity.
These will be delivered to Cook Children’s Medical Center later this month. I actually have four more (28), but I couldn’t stack them that high. I’ve got enough squares for about eight more afghans here at the house, and about eight more are being worked.
- Though we aren’t doing the afghans this year, because I don’t have room in my house to do it again, we have another project in the works called “Good Medicine.” I’ve been working on these medicine bags to give to the kids.
- I could use some help with this project! If you can help me advertise it, or can get involved, I’d be grateful — and so would 140 kids who are touched by cancer! I can do it alone, but I know that there are folks out there who want to help. I hope you are one of them.
- I found another charity I want to support! It’s called Nothing But Nets. For just $10, you can save lives! Malaria kills more than one million kids a year. A donation to this cause will buy a net, distribute it to a family and educate them on it’s use. You can also buy a pretty cool t-shirt and with that, a net gets sent.
- I’ve talked about bottle trees on the blog before, and I said I wanted one. People ask me regularly if I have made it yet. I have bottles, I have a felled tree, but I haven’t gotten around to it. I showed a picture of a bottletree that I admired, and it happened to belong to Cindee, who is quite a gardener. You should visit her — she’s a sweetheart.
- OK, and I showed a picture of Clint Walker half nekkid. To all of you who have written: No, he doesn’t look like that anymore. No, I can’t fix you up with him.
- People come to another Thursday Thirteen of mine where I give a lesson in Texas language. They want to know the definition of “ring-tailed tooter.” If you look it up in the dictionary, you will find a picture of Sarah Palin — or even, perhaps, Joe Biden (I sass political candidates with equality — well, no I don’t — but I’ll sass Democrats, too). They are both “ring-tailed tooters” in my book. Not in a good way!
- I’m already sick of the political “campaigns!” I’m fed up with the mud-slinging. In fact, I think there should be a law that a political candidate cannot even mention the other candidates (even by veiled reference). Let them talk about themselves, their own records, and their own intentions so we can make an informed choice. It’s worse than High School out there.
- I’m thinking about writing in a candidate instead of voting for the choices available. I’m going to vote for T. Boone Pickens! You don’t know him? He is a legendary oilman, but he has a plan to break America’s dependence on foreign oil. I figure that if we fix our energy problems, the rest might fall in line. He’s my man.
- In fact, I’ve written him a letter! He wants to begin by harnessing the power of the wind. He says that a 2005 Stanford University study found that there is enough wind power worldwide to satisfy global demand 7 times over — even if only 20% of wind power could be captured. I’ve suggested that if he would put all the political candidates together in one room, he could get enough wind to power…
no I didn’t!