I hope more of you will join us on Monday for The Soundtrack of Your Life Blogfest. You can read about it at the top of this page and sign up on the Linky List. As of the moment I am writing this we have thirteen participants so we have space for you. Tell us about you and the songs that would accompany a recap of your life.
The rest of the week I've not planned yet, but I'm still trying for shorter posts. I seem to have a problem keeping my word count down. I'm still working on this. Do you ever feel that your posts are too long?
I was so delighted to see an acknowledgment given to me by Mary at Giggles and Guns. Mary featured a post around a comment I had made on a topic that I know is familiar to many of us--finding motivation and inspiration to keep writing. I usually don't have that problem, but I guess that also kind of goes back to my long-winded blog posts. It's such a pleasant surprise to visit a blog and find yourself featured in a post. Thanks, Mary, for the ego boost.
Then there's someone who's been getting his name in many other blogs this week after the trailer for his upcoming book was released. Most of you probably already know Alex J. Cavanaugh's great blog and have probably already seen his book trailer, but in the event that someone out there has missed it then check it out:
My good wishes to Alex and to his book CassaStar which will be released in October.
Speaking of books and authors, Stephen Tremp's adventures in publishing are almost as exciting as his book Breakthrough which is soon to be rereleased. Not a typo--- re-released! If you missed Stephen's story check out his blog--it's an interesting story.
And now let the games begin:
I was tagged by Jules at Trying to Get Over the Rainbow. It started a little iffy for me when I saw that she had disclosed the contents of her purse. To my relief she asked me to empty my pockets. Okay that's easy enough--not that much there. I normally only deal with four pockets.
Pockets have always been an important part of my clothing. I must have a pocket in my shirt and don't often wear the few pocketless shirts that I do own. My pants must have ample pocket space--never know what I might have to carry. Here's the rundown of what I usually have in my pockets when I leave the house:
I use three pockets in my pants. My back pocket contains a well worn wallet with ID's, credit cards, and other cards that I occasionally might need. I've had this wallet for several years and will probably use it until it's about to fall apart. In fifty years I think I've owned less than ten wallets. I like to get maximum mileage out of them. They're kind of like a pair of shoes that really get comfortable. I hate to toss them out.
My left pocket contains keys for two cars, a front gate, and my house. Car keys have gotten so much more complex than they used to be with alarms and keyless ignitions and all. I used to carry a pocket knife in my key pocket. Now the keys are about all my pocket will hold.
I rarely use cash, but I always like to have some just in case. Now most places will accept credit cards no matter how much you're spending so I use them for nearly everything. The cards I use give me points for each dollar spent and I can redeem those points for nifty gift cards, free hotel rooms, or cash rebates. It actually seems like a better deal if you pay off the balance every month like I do. The real problem is that in using cards the companies and the government can keep track of every dollar you spend, what you buy, and where you are when you buy it. That seems pretty scary, but they can find out this stuff regardless. It's all spooky, but is in line with things predicted in the Bible. Guess that's getting off track and is a topic for a future blog post.