Rewrite your first post

Poetry, Writing
we called it Whale Beach.

we called it Whale Beach.

I am using the daily prompt from yesterday:

Now that you’ve got some blogging experience under your belt, re-write your very first post.

First, I want to take this opportunity to say that my blog is going to be TEN YEARS OLD on January 27, 2013. I am cooking up something in celebration and I will let you know in due time what that will be. But for now, here is my first post (from January 27th, 2003) rewritten as a pantoum.

R. and I took a drive up the coast yesterday.
It was so rejuvenating.
We went to one of our favorite beaches.
I don’t know the name of the beach but it is very beautiful.

It was so rejuvenating.
There are lots of rocks jutting up from the ocean.
I don’t know the name of the beach but it is very beautiful.
Yesterday the waves were huge!

There are lots of rocks jutting up from the ocean.
I felt so full of energy and hope.
Yesterday the waves were huge!
I don’t ever want to leave this place.

I felt so full of energy and hope.
I love living here.
I don’t ever want to leave this place.
Expensive it is and hard to get by.

I love living here.
We went to one of our favorite beaches.
Expensive it is and hard to get by.
R. and I took a drive up the coast yesterday.

On Animated GIFs.

Random

Oh this is fun! The weekly Mind The Gap challenge on The Daily Post blog is our opinion on Animated Gifs.

I love animated GIFs. I think they are silly and fun.

No! My Pie!

 

 

I used to be a critical jerk who thought gifs were tasteless

Hi! I am a tasteless, glittery, American flag.

 

 

but I have since abandoned that part of myself and have embraced the fun, silly parts of the internet.

 

I would even call some of them works of art. .

Made By ABVH

 

Memes and GIFs. GIFS and memes. It is all about GIFs and memes.

howl!

 

I love a good repackaging of pop culture.

 

I LOVE that they are a quick way to easily express oneself visually. For example, this is how I feel about the circumstances surrounding our recent presidential election.

 

I can live the rest of my life without seeing another dancing banana though.

 

Tell us about a moment when your life was changed in a split second

Life, Photography

The Daily Post asks us to do this:

 For this week’s writing challenge: tell us about a moment when your life was changed in a split second. The good, the bad, the funny, and the thought-provoking, our lives are composed of a series of meaningful events that help to shape who we are. Every now and then, we get a wake-up call where a snap decision or revelation changes our perspective completely.

Again, this is very timely for me since it is “that” time of year. The sad time of year. Thanksgiving will always be that way for me, I’m afraid. It does get a little better with each year though. Last night I was able to talk about Pea Salad without bursting into tears.

I thought about a particular moment this past weekend. I thought about the moment my mom called to tell me that Doug was dying. It felt like the bottom dropped out and I was so afraid of what I was about to face. But that moment isn’t the one that changed my life forever.  The moment that changed me was the moment that he took his last breath.  I will never forget that moment because it completely changed me forever.

It was a very profound moment. It was the moment I realized that death is part of life, and that life is tenuous.