Revisiting the Past

Well hello!  Welcome to post #2 of 2021! I’ve been crafting ideas and drafts of future posts for this blog, but I felt compelled to revisit past posts.  I’ve gone back and forth on whether I should archive (i.e. remove) some posts from public view if it doesn’t fit in with how I want to craft this blog for the future. For now, I’ve decided to leave things be. 

Below are posts that I especially enjoyed crafting. My fellow readers, if you have the time, I invite you to read (or re-read) some of the entries below.

Let me know if you’d like to see any of these topics revisited in 2021/2022. Also, don’t be shy about leaving comments in any of these older posts, especially if you haven’t read these until now!

Merging Two of My Favorite Things in One Post: Music and Football

CBS, Fox, NBC or the Mouse House: Who Has the Best NFL Theme Music?: Posted before the start of the NFL 2012/2013 regular season, I evaluate NFL theme music among the 4 broadcast networks. Potential for an update, as Carrie Underwood’s Sunday Night Theme could now be included, along with a new  poll.  Spoiler alert: I’d still choose Heavy Action as my favorite NFL theme song.

Thoughts on News Items I Read

Mailing Days are Temporarily Here Again: prompted by articles on the decline of physical mail, as well as declining interest in email and voicemail.  Posted 9(!) years ago, parts of it are still relevant yet I do think this one is a potential revisit for a future post.

How the CDC Can Help You Survive Your Zombie Wedding: posted in 2012 when the CDC was launching campaigns to raise awareness on emergency preparedness. Aw, simpler times.

Slices of Life

Abandoned Ideas: Name Proliferation Explaining how 15 y/o me thought I could become famous.

Peril on the 532: Recounting the day I was certain I would end up floating down a canal. Part of the Commuter Chronicles series I had created through this blog. I’ve long held an idea to craft a short novel detailing my experience as a public transportation commuter and this series was my way of testing the waters on this idea. This might be my muse should I decide to participate in NANOWRIMO this year.

Scenes from a Lunch Hour: Fun fact- I used this blog post as fodder for a sketch in a comedy writing class I took in 2013.  If I can find my work from that class (crossing my fingers I backed this up on Google Drive), I may share it here in future posts.

Fire Evacuation:  Glimpse into an eventful afternoon at work.

Photo Friday!

Shopping Cart Pirate Ship: I do believe this was my first Photo Friday. I started out with capturing quirky public art. This is what sparked an interest in photography for me.

Armed with just my cell phone camera, I found many interesting subjects for Photo Fridays. I then graduated to a Lumix digital point and shoot camera. That camera recently broke, so I upgraded to a Nikkon D5600 and will be taking classes in the coming weeks on how to use the darn thing. Bonus! I should have some fresh subject matter for Photo Fridays.

Dust Storm!: Alternate title for this could be Stupid Stuff I DId 10 Years Ago. I still can’t believe I sped ahead of this storm just to take photos.

Spam Comment of the Week: January 5 2014

This week’s spam comment is short and sweet.

emailed this siteI constantly emailed this web site post page to all my friends, for the reason that if like to read it next, my friends will too.

Well hey there Guillermo Stonor – I am glad you enjoyed my blog post, but I am betting that you no longer have any friends to constantly email at this point.

 

Last Minute Thoughts Before the New Year

Before I close the door on 2013, I wanted to leave a few thoughts about the past year on WP.

Personally, 2013 was a whole year of reflection and transition for me.  Blogging wasn’t at the top of my priority list, but I still felt the need to keep the blog afloat. Hopefully my regular posts for the past month have partially made up for the irregular posting schedule. Continue reading

Spam Comment of the Week: December 29

Hard to believe, this is the last Spam Comment of the Week for 2013.

This spam comment reminds us of why we just aren’t quite ready to let machines completely do all our work for us.  This comment reeks of translation software.

machines

I am not dependable qualification it is just my machine, on the contrary I am unable to view approximately of your images fittingly. I am using Chrome on the contrary a quantity of equipment are not loading. Shared Networking Software

Spam Comment of the Week: December 22

Here is another fun spam comment.  While the comment makes a discernible point, the topic has nothing to do with the blog post. Also, the comment only raises more questions.

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Good post nevertheless We have a concern : death metal is certainly not strictly speaking heavy metal when you look at artists love immortal, Sewer and also Darkthrone it is very similar to rock-and-roll excellent

Huh? I have a few questions/ concerns regarding your comment dear spammer.

1. Who exactly is “we”?

2. Please learn to use punctuation.

3. From my recollections of heavy metal, is not death metal a sub-genre of heavy metal? If so, this factoid would negate your statement.

4. Based on what you may know of me from my blog, do you actually think I will take the time to look up any of these bands you mentioned to decide if your statement is indeed valid?

5. How is this relevant to the post Spotlight Nominations?

Crazy spammers.

Last Call for Nominations

There is still time to nominate a blog to be featured in an upcoming post on NMNPHX.  I will handout a round of Spotlights sometime after the Christmas holiday and I am welcoming suggestions from fellow bloggers. If there a blog that you feel is awesome and could use some attention, shoot me a message between now and Dec. 23rd in the form below or leave a comment.

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Spam Comment of the Week: December 8

I haven’t had too many interesting spam comments come through WordPress these days.  Luckily, I did find this one which piqued my interest.

Website 99

Sincerely Yours! I read your article named “Snappy Answers to Several Tweets | NMNPHX” on a regular basis. Your humoristic style is spectacular, keep it up!  And you can see our website about 99 (characters I can’t translate).  

Dang, I had hoped that last sentence would read “And you can see our website about 99 Luftballoons” but sadly I have no idea what those characters mean.

Spotlight Nominations

Due to my neglect of this blog in 2013, it has been a long, long time since I’ve done a Spotlight post.  If you are new to the blog, I used to have a monthly post where I’d hand out Spotlight Awards to blogs I thought were cool and might be of interest to others.

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Commuter Chronicles #11: Escape

This installment of Commuter Chronicles is an excerpt from a fiction piece I’ve been working on this summer.  The scene below takes place primarily on a bus.  I tried to use my observations from countless trips on buses to set the mood.  The story itself is unfinished but I just felt like posting a piece of it here for feedback from my fellow bloggers. 

 

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Double Shot of Blog Awards

Hello everyone,

Hope your September is going well.  I can’t believe we’re already 1/3 of the way through the month.  It seems like September just began!  Speaking of September, if you haven’t checked out the 5 blogs I’ve highlighted for this month, take a moment to do so after reading this post.  I also want to point out that I’ve added a page, Past Spotlight Winners, that lists by month which blogs were awarded a Spotlight.

In the meantime, I’ve received two blog awards. The first is the One Lovely Blog Award from Pat Wood over at Pat Wood Blogging.  The next award is the Beautiful Blogger Award from My Cruise Stories (which was a spotlighted blog for September).

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Commuter Chronicles #9: MetroBench

This installment of Commuter Chronicles is a little different in that it isn’t about an actual experience I’ve had using public transit.  Rather, I wanted to share an interesting article I came across while reading my twitter feed over the weekend.

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