That’s me… busier than a cat trying to cover up crap on a marble floor.
The squirrel video is posted (or will be as soon as it uploads to my YouTube channel, which is currently happening at a snail’s pace), but I wanted to update you all on items from the last post.
Sorry, there have not been any more people doing the nasty in the park wearing nothing but boots. This post is mostly fluff and random updates to keep us all occupied while I wait for the squirrel video to load.
Kitties, kitties, and more kitties
I did not get the kitty I mentioned before. She was sick every time I went to see her and/or adopt her. While the ailments are things that will eventually go away with treatment (worms, skin fungus, the sniffles, kitty acne), she’s just not being medicated or watched closely so as to take care of those issues in a timely manner. Even when brought to someone’s attention, issues have gone unmedicated. And as much as I wanted to save her – or any kitty – from that, I just can’t take care of a sick cat again for a long time. So I’ve opted not to get one at all for a while. (Sadly, none of the cats at this local shelter are fairing any better. Cross-contamination runs rampant among the rescued kitties. It’s terribly sad. I’ve considered reporting them, but then what would happen to the kitties when the facility is shut down? I fear they’d . . . → But wait, there’s more! : Busier than a cat trying to cover up crap on a marble floor.
After owning my first RV for about eight months, I have compiled a good list of things to look for when buying a used RV.
(For my non-RVing readers, feel free to skip this post.)
When buying a used RV, go to a lot of RV shows. See all of the options available and decide what you want or need.
While the title says “Ten Things”, there are likely many more than ten things you should know before buying a used RV. Below, I’ve included about 15 things to check before buying a used RV or motorhome.
First, it was a LOT easier to get one than I thought. The folks at See Grins RV were great with helping me choose a motorhome, and with financing. But before you start to think this is a commercial, know that my mention of See Grins is unsolicited and not compensated. (In fact, they don’t even know I’m posting this.)
These tips, many from kind fellow RV owners, were immensely helpful to me when buying my first RV. Some I have come to discover on my own.
Here are some things to look for:
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Continuing the theme of How to Ask a Gal Out (the “Don’ts”), I now present the “Do’s”…
Red roses, and a warmed heart. (No, I didn’t get roses from him or anyone in a long time, but I love getting flowers. hint hint)
He said, “I just spent the night with Kernut!”
That was the title of his post to the singles group list of 700 people!
Holy Shatner! Considering it’s been a while since anyone could claim that statement, I wasn’t sure what to think.
His message to the list continued…
Ok, not like THAT. (Pity)
I am sitting in the airport in Albequerque, waiting to fly to South Dakota so I can “move” there. I came across the email with a blog link and have had a fabulous time reading old posts. She educated me on boondocking, took me to a brothel, gave me dating advice and explained why she is still single, although I honestly still don’t understand the last part. (By the way, I was married once. We had his and hers scissors. It helped a lot but not enough).
Anyway, if you haven’t followed her blog, you should. She is quite refreshing to read.
For the record, Kernut, even though I have used both fabulous and refreshing in this email, I swear I am not gay. I hope to meet you one day, although I am sure you will still choose singledom! And I agree, the 3 date rule is utterly stupid. Guys who believe it should . . . → But wait, there’s more! : He told 700 people, ‘I just spent the night with Kernut!’
The zombie apocalypse beginneth, people. Be prepared.
I knew I was getting closer to my destination when I started seeing zombies.
A zombie miner. I swear he said "braaaainnss" as I walked by.
You probably aren’t aware the apocalypse has started because the zombies are beginning the invasion in the middle of nowhere. You know how in apocalyptic movies they always show the survivors flee to some barren wasteland?
Yeah, that’s where I was. In the middle of a barren wasteland.
And so were the zombies. (Of which I had more photos, but they sucked. The photos, not the zombies. Vampires suck.)
Like a shriveled, dried-up oasis tucked amongst the ubiquitous tumbleweeds and dust I saw the rustic timbers of Calico Ghost Town rise out of the nothingness.
A thriving mining town in 1881, Calico, just outside of Barstow, CA, is now home to nine zombies – err, I mean people. I suspect they ate 31 of the original 40 residents and have lived off the brains of lost tourists ever since. Except for the zombies, this place really is deserted. Well-kept, but deserted.
My first real attempt at a video is below. Sorry, my audio overlay needs work. Since you can’t hear me doing the voice-over, this is what I’m saying:
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My new rig. We're at an RV park for a couple weeks before heading to BlogHer '11 in San Diego. (There are better pics but they're stuck in my camera, and the cord is still packed. Somewhere.
I got my RV!
My dream of traveling the country in an RV wouldn’t have been possible without help from my friends and family.
This includes you. Yes, you, reading this right now.
The following people helped sponsor this dream, either financially or supplied valuable information on purchasing an RV. Please visit their websites and businesses if you have a need for their services. While their financial support helped make my dream come true, their emotional support and willingness to help another follow her dream – no matter how crazy it may seem to a few others – means the world to me.
These people believe, and made me believe in magic….
Networker, Inc. The Human Resource Specialists. Networker, Inc. provides consulting and personnel services to clients throughout the U.S. As a full-service human resources consulting firm, they offer personal attention to their clients. Working with public and private sector clients they enhance individual as well as organizational excellence and effectiveness. Marilynn C. Mathews, President of Networker, Inc., is author of Strategic Intervention in Organizations, a classic management book, and numerous journal articles. Her organizational research has been cited in academic journals and media such as Newsweek, BusinessWeek, and the Wall Street Journal.
Alyne Hazard, Award-winning Belly Dancer and Instructor.
If you don’t . . . → But wait, there’s more! : With A Little Help From My Friends
The oddness that was my week:
I work in a large office building with the standard Men’s and Women’s community bathrooms on each floor.
Men’s, and Women’s. Two bathrooms. One for each sex.
The other morning I grabbed the key and crossed the hallway to the Women’s room. Just as I got there a man (I think he was Mennonite), held the door for me as he exited.
He said, ‘It’s ok, my wife is just doing her hair.’
With trepidation and a nervous smile, I enter to find two Mennonite women in the restroom: his wife fixing her hair, and her attendant.
And no more men, thank goodness.
When I posted this on FB, most of my friends commented how they wanted an attendant. Umm sure, I want one, too. But can we not have men in the Women’s bathroom?
I’ve wanted a Droid phone for a while, and Friday I finally got one! Yippee!! I activated it, added two apps, and then tried to back up my numbers.
The screen DIED.
Not the battery (still had 80% power) – the SCREEN. I’d had it for ONE HOUR.
Ok, obviously I got a lemon, time to go trade it in for a good one. My Friday night: I drive down to the Verizon store, and (another) hour and a half later walked out with a second brand new Droid X. (BTW – these were not refurbished “pre-owned” phones.)
IT CAME WITH A VIRUS INSTALLED.
Oh, that’s NOT the . . . → But wait, there’s more! : Witness Protection Program Inductee
Mist hung in the air as a gentle breeze caressed my skin.
Tons of seal pups! The brown things are not rocks – that's the pups.
The air smelled fresh, as it always does at the sea. Seals barked in the distance, their sounds echoing off the row of shops and restaurants. Seagulls scurried away as I drew near, some taking flight. The occasional whiff of sauteed garlic and fried seafood wafted through air.
A gust of wind caressed my bare legs, giving them goosebumps. Men winked and smiled as I sashayed down the long dock.
Excitement was in the air. The hair at the back of my neck tingled.
I was simultaneously electrified with anticipation yet afraid of the potential danger being so close to the known killers. I waited with baited breath, hoping to catch a glimpse of the large, dangerous group. Others were scared, too, while some jockeyed for the best spot to see them.
The water lapped at the side of the large passenger vessel as it gently pushed off the dock. There was a long journey ahead of me.
A shiver went up my spine.
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Reach Out and Touch Someone. Well, me.
Don’t you just want reach out and to touch me? Come on, don’t be shy!
Hello my lovely Kernutties! You know how I’ve been teasing you all about something coming? Something I wanted to announce (something that maybe Mom and Dad wouldn’t be too excited about?) Well, you all have waited long enough!
I’ve been a busy gal lately, blogging here and blogging there. In case you can’t get enough of me (well, just pretend if you have to), I’d like to introduce you all to a couple shameless self promotions other cool sites where you might also find me blogging away. And for many two those of you who’ve asked, I’ll also include the many ways you can connect with me, your fearless leader favorite bonkers blogging blond.
Shameless Self-Promotion (or sponsors?, kinda the same thing)
Marketing Squirrel – I blog here about social media marketing and blogging to promote your business, book, or service. They have ad space available on many social media niche communities. If you think one of our sites is a good match for theirs, please see their contact page.
(Mom and Dad, it’s ok to tell Grandma about the above, but you should all skip these next two paragraphs, ok? It’s just better that way.)
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Sex And The City 2
The following is another guest post by my father, the creator of the Adventures of Chickenbone and Kernut stories, and frequent writer of movie reviews. That he actually went to see this one is a surprise to me. Even before reading this I had no intention of doing so myself.
Movie Review – Sex and the City 2 – Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall. Comedy / Drama – About two hours long and in theaters now.
The four ladies are back with their relationships and insights into life and love. Three of them are now married and the single one is getting older. Life still has problems. Married life is sometimes boring, work hard and children can drive you nuts. There are jealousies, hot nannies and a host of other difficulties which more or less get resolved (sort of) on a trip to the Middle East. As you might expect the main theme of the movie is about relationships.
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View from Santa Barbara Castillo (Castle) in Alicante
This is part 2 of my trip to Spain. (Part 1 in the series is here: The Rain In Spain Falls Mainly…)
Advance apologies for the length and rantiness of this post. I promise the next will just be about my adventures and impressions of Spain.
When we left off…
Panic has now set in. (Please note the sub-title of this blog: I’m FINE: Frustrated, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional. The Adventures, Travels and Tribulations of a Bonkers Blogging Blond. ‘Bonkers’ may be an understatement. Pretty sure it is, but my alter-ego thought ‘bonkers’ rhymed better with ‘blogging’ and ‘blond’.)
Iberia Airlines, with their teams of luggage and policy-making asshats, had conspired to leave me stranded: I’m stuck in a foreign country, alone, speaking only enough espanol to order beer and tacos. As much as I needed one at that moment, I don’t drink beer. Anymore. That leaves me with just tacos.
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