Or should that header read A Ramble Around? As usual this is one of those here and there posts that has no real beginning, middle or end. But at least I’ve remembered to put headers in again like I said I would months ago.
Oh No! I’ve just ticked the box to follow another blog. I went from Kay’s blog to one by a girl in Ohio called Yaya. The first post of hers that I read was just about an ordinary day but I loved the writing style and ticked the dreaded Follow box. I am now following 115 blogs and websites. OK, about six of these are my own (why on earth am I following myself??), another dozen or so are family, then there about twenty or thirty that seem to have died but which I leave on in case their owners ever resurrect them. That leaves around 65 to 70 that are active to a greater or lesser degree. Fortunately the ones that blog daily are few and far between and some of these bloggers only post every few weeks or months. The problem is that they are all interesting in their own ways.
They range from Baby Hugo’s sweet blog to Moannie’s battle with cancer and even ‘Girlie Magazine’ which is exactly what it sounds like – a regular posting of girlie pictures. But what pictures. Most of them are from forty to eighty years ago or thereabouts but some are back to Victorian times and I find it hilarious to see what provided titillation for the discerning gentleman in those days.
Garters and suspenders have never appealed to me! (I don’t know what is in modern Girlie Magazines but I suspect they are somewhat raunchier nowadays!).
While blogs like Girlie Magazine come and go from my list some are there on a permanent basis and I like to think that the writers have become real friends over the years. I wish there was an easy way to separate the two categories out in Blog Reader so that when I come back from a break of some sort I can catch up with my friends and ignore the others. I suppose I could update my sidebar listings but that sounds like one of those jobs that will always keep moving down my project list and never actually get tackled…
Broadband taking industrial action
I’m not sure if there is an American equivalent term but over here industrial action can include a ‘strike’, a ‘work to rule’ or a ‘go slow’ though only the first one is official (I think). Well, my Broadband is on a go slow in parts of the house, including my study, and on strike in other parts, including Richard’s room. It is a nuisance. I’m not expecting any sympathy or help I just wanted to take this opportunity to moan…
I’m still working my way through the cards that came while I was on holiday. Heaven knows when I’ll get them blogged onto my postcrossing blog/ In the meantime. Here is one of my favourites…
It’s a BlueMoon
A rare "blue moon" occurs tonight and Neil Armstrong's family has suggested anyone who sees it gives it a wink in memory of him.
The phenomenon occurs when there is a second full moon in one calendar month and we have already had a full moon this month - on August 1.
Full Moon August 1st 2012
The next blue moon will not take place until July 2015. The last "blue moon" was in March 2010.
It is uncommon because the full moon cycle is 29.5 days - hence the phrase "once in a blue moon" to signify a rare event. It doesn't actually mean the moon will be blue although that does happen occasionally when ash clouds from volcanoes colour the atmosphere.
GB photographing the full moon on 1st August
Have a good Blue Moon…