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Thursday, September 17, 2009

The GMBSA award

With as many awards that are being thrown around at various web sites and blogs I was not surprised when I was notified that I had been awarded one. Doesn’t everyone win something like this—you know, you won, now send us a check to get a giant book with your name in it—whop—ee. I really was not that excited until I found out which one I had won. It was the biggest and most well known of all Blog awards the Gold Medal Blog Superior Award. I am truly humbled by this win; only one blog in 1.2 million has won a GMBSA.

To get the actual GMBSA cup, a cool vase of white china with the GMBSA insignia engraved across the top and the words, “one in a million,” wrapped around the center of the vase. This year’s model, I understand, is made of southwestern horse hair pottery and is the best yet.

Sorry, I am so excited I forgot what I was talking about before I started to digress. I really love the word digress. Anyway, I was starting to talk about getting my GMBSA. To get my actual vase, I think I will set it by my computer where I do my great blogging work. I need to send (by e-mail of course, no texting for us blogging superstars) an acceptance to the GMBSA headquarters in Seattle. (They even gave me their secret e-mail address— -- Hey, just thought of something, isn’t Seattle where Microsoft is located, Bill Gates may be reading my blogs, wonder if he is Mr. GMBSA himself. He likes my blog; I can not believe this is happening to me. Just an old guy thinkin’ up stuff in Wyoming and now I have reached the mountain tops, the metaphorical blogging mountain tops.

I have now tried to send, multiple times, my acceptance for the GMBSA but a web site keeps interrupting mine, the site,, I have not heard of before. Every time I send my acceptance the West site sends me an automated message that says Beyonce’s site is better and a lot funnier than yours, where is Beyonce’s GMBSA vase?

I will keep trying but right now it seems like time to relax, I recorded some Taylor Swift country music videos, think I’ll watch them right now. You know I can’t think of a single person that wouldn’t like her videos.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Just like Arnold--I'll Be Back--Or I am Back !

I have been absent for a very long time, naughty boy (oops, that’s a story I am working on for my erotica blog—no I don’t really have one). Here is the real story, I won the lottery, actually just a small state power ball and have taken the past four months to do some traveling. It is an unbelievable relief to have the money to do what I want, when I want.
My wife and I spent much of last spring in Australia and this summer in Europe and northern Africa, the whole trip was like an out of body experience. The past four months have been the best of my life. We are now building our dream home, how many people can say that? And yes, I have retired from my teaching and coaching career—more travel to come.
Daydreaming again, I wish at least part of the above was true—but sadly—none of it is. I have skipped blogging the past few months because I have been lazy. But I am back—look for more to come.