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Sunday, October 19, 2008

My 300th Post.. A Mixed Bag Of Thoughts Today..



It has taken me about 2-1/2 years to get to this post... sounds like a long time but it sure did pass quickly! I started this venue of communication to read my sons' blog. He lives in K.C. MO, and it was the only way I could comment on his blog! He soon lost interest, and moved on to other, more high tech (or single person options!). I stayed. I found a way to start writing again. I found a way to document happenings in my life, both past and present...literally an on-line way to pass on a bit of my life to my family and friends- or anyone else these thoughts and memories would strike a cord with. I watched my posts evolve (and we are all still evolving, believe me!)from mini rants, observations, and self musings(which nobody first read!)- into a way to communicate and relate to wonderful people from all over the world! Look closely, and we are all very different! Look with open, understanding mind- and we have so many things in common... I had a phone conversation with Doggy Bloggy which lasted at least a half an hour... We had never spoken to each other, but the shared laughs and knowledge we had made it seem like I went to grade school with him! This blogging thing is for real.. we are all for real, whether we are pretending or not!
I left my career behind a week ago, and this is the stuff I'm starting to think about again-finally!
Dinner was as retro as I know how to make it- Herbed beef and pork meatloaf, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, gravy, sauteed mushrooms, and home-made apple crisp!
Tomorrow is the last out-patient procedure I've got to do(hopefully!). Then maybe a little R & R...

31 comments:

Mona said...

Congratulations for the 300th post! I have been blogging sine 2004. ( My last blog was deleted for a very stupid reason). So I haven't yet reached my 200th post even!

I have talked to G man & Charles & Lime over the phone. Its great to know people from afar can be just a ring away!

Best wishes for a new beginning!

Dana said...

CONGRATULATIONS Buff!

I always wonder what I did with my time before blogging. The friendships, and even the drama, are lessons to each of us!

Akelamalu said...

Congratulations Buff!

I never thought to check how many posts I've written so I just did and I've done 430! I may have a party if/when I reach 500. You'll come won't you - you can do the cooking! LOL

Just telling it like it is said...

I know blogging is something special whether your commenting on the little funny things in life or the serious. I used to hate writing after college I thought I would never want to write anything ever again... Blogger are kind of special in the way that they even find rectums funny!! Congrades on your 300th post and to many many more!!!

Jen said...

We are most definitely very real indeed. Happy 300th post : ) That food looks yummy, any apple crumble left?
I hope you enjoy your R&R time to the max!

doggybloggy said...

you did feel and sound like a long lost friend, it was nice...funny that it was a way to talk to your son and instead the whole world walked in...

buffalodick said...

Mona- Thanks! You about as far away geographically as you could be, but I feel much closer to you than that!
dana- A mixed bag of insightful, funny, and informative is yours for the taking when you blog!
Ake- 430! Indeed, 500 will be a milestone to mark! I'll start planning a menu!
darn girl- Thanks! More to come... I guarantee it!
Jen- Plenty! I made a pan that will probably last longer than I want it to!
DogB- Glad you felt that way too! The last remark was very well said...

Urban Vegan said...

Isn't it amazing how an innocent little past-time can grow to such an education? I second everything you said. Blogging somehow reduces people to, well... people. We have different opinions but yes, there is almost always common ground. And yes, there is much to learn. We are all evolving. Very zen. Today is the first day of your life.

Since I don't relish autumn [maybe it's the metaphor that gets me every year], apple crisp might possibly be the one good thing about this season.

Good luck on your procedure. Please stay healthy and take good care of yourself!

snowelf said...

And remember when you didn't know how to post pictures. ;)

Congrats UncleBuff!! I'm so glad I met you. And yes--ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF!! At least a week or two. Just until you get bored. :)


--snow

G-Man said...

The kindest, talented, and most compassionate people follow you Buff. And it is a thrill when you meet or talk to people on the phone.
Congratulations on your milestone!!
Galen..

Just telling it like it is said...

amen to that!!Cheer to new friendships!!!

DutchBitch said...

Congrats Hon! It made me check my blog and realize that today is my 1000th post! Shock!

I am glad this blogging thing has grown on you more and more :)

buffalodick said...

UrbanV- I've always enjoyed your blog! A mix of cooking at home, dining experiences, work with rescued animals, and travel.. I repect your vegan lifestyle- you represent it well, and have never been judgemental of others. Look forward to visiting your blog for a long time to come..
Snowniece- You were one of my eary visitors! Pictures do help.. maybe I'll have time to learn a few more tricks!
G-man- I said before, it's a diverse, talented group I've gotten to know here- you included!
darn girl- You're one of the newer friends- hope you stick around!
DutchBabe- 1000? Wow! Congrats to you! I'm pretty sure you were my first international commenter!

Beth said...

congrats on 300!!! and prayers for your last procedure....

and this blogging thing is for real. I have so many wonderful friends through this thing....people who live clear across the world, but they are my FRIENDS, and we all care about each other. I love it!

and Buff....the food? YUM.

Finn said...

I'm glad you stayed.

Good on on your procedure.

TavoLini said...

Congrats on post 300! I hope all goes well with your health and I have to say that a plate of "retro" comfort food like that sounds mighty tasty!

Blogging is a great way to keep writing, isn't it? Here I was just chiding myself the other day for not writing in my journal for the last few months..

buffalodick said...

Beth- Thanks! Out patient stuff went well, so we'll see..
Finn- Me too... Sounded like your trip was a good one!
Tavolini- Thanks! All fine... Journal? This thing is my journal!

MarmiteToasty said...

I cant remember how I stumbled in through the door of your blob..... but, its been one of the best blobbing experiences for me.... Im so glad found you..... you dear man have enriched my blobbing world....

oh yeah AND CONGRATS ON your 300th post..... bloody hell and cor blimey lol

Pinching meself to see if I really am real, well Buff says I is so I must be..... :)

x

buffalodick said...

marmy- I am very glad have read your posts! I think what we share is that both of us can manage to find the pony in a room full of horsesh*t! Looking forward to your next post always... The Buf

Lulda Casadaga said...

Super Congrats on 300...hey, isn't that a movie? :D

This blogging is a great thing, which I resisted for so long...what a fool! Just within a few blogging months I've met some wonderful folks. And keep meeting more each day.

I was trying to show my husband the other nite, how proud I was of my Blog, he was mildly upset that he wasn't on it. I had to explain that for me it is not about putting my full identity out there.
We need something for the imagination...well, u know I'm an artist of sorts... so give me a break!!
Anyway, I did tell him I do mention him from time to time! :D So...BD give us 300 more!!

doggybloggy said...
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deb said...

i need a good homecooked meal like this. will blog again soon. how's retirement?

buffalodick said...

lulda- Thanks! Bloggers range from people who really tell all, to people like me-and apparently, you!
deb- I'm really not old enough to retire- I just wanted out of the metals business after 35 years! I'll be doing something, when I figure out what! More importantly- how are you doing? Hope it's smoothing out a little for you...

Real Live Lesbian said...

Congrats!

It's amazing how much we know about each other and how we "know" each other now!

Wishing you luck at the doc's and wishing you many, many more posts!

Queenie said...

Hear, hear, to everything said by the very real folks who visit your blog. I don't know them all, but those I have had the pleasure of sharing posts with have become an important part of my life. You Buff have always brought a smile to my lips, and words of encouragement and praise to my ears, and I'm sure my eyes twinkle each time I click to your Blog. Looking forward to the next 300, wonder what words will pass our way??????

buffalodick said...

R.L.L.- This world is a bigger place than most could ever imagine- I don't pretend to understand half of what I should... Our feelings, call it our heart, or instincts- but you know the good meaning people from the bad- you just know..
Queenie- I have said before, you have so much heart and warmth to others, and still have such a cold image representing your true self (in the picture of that queen!). Please, in the thought of how much pain you went through- and still came out with that great outlook on family and life- change it to show how warm you are to others and life.. I see you better as a sprite of Mother Earth, or even the gracious Mother of Earth herself- now that's a Queen!

Vodka Mom said...

congrats, congrats, congrats! And, now you can finish that cookbook!!!

Michelle Ann said...

WOO HOO!!!! I love this medium too. People are just the most interesting things ever. You are one of my favorite bloggers....maybe because you share my love of martinis and Bettie Page...ha ha

buffalodick said...

VodkaM- Thanks, and next post will be on Scotch Eggs..
MichelleAnn- You've taught me new things- like foot fetishes, how to survive if out on the town or work with Tanya, etc... Heeheehee...

Bina said...

Wow! 300. Congratulations! And I love reading you so you better not go anywhere!

And you got to talk to Dog???? You are so lucky! I bet he was a hoot.

Chef E said...

My son lives in S.L. MO and this is how we communicate, well through myspace.com mostly, but he hates to write...loves to talk about food like his mom though.