Do You Remember Your First Blog Post?

Your first kiss, the first time you had sex and your very first blog post; there are some things that we never forget. Can I take you back in time to yours?  Do you even remember what it was about or is it the feelings that have stayed with you? The fear of what people will think, the excitement of putting your thoughts out there for anyone to read? Were you just bursting with passion and desperate to share it with others or did you write, then rewrite, then trash and then finally hit post after a couple of glasses of wine? 

Your first kiss, the first time you had sex and your very first blog post; there are some things that we never forget. Can I take you back in time to yours?  Do you even remember what it was about or is it the feelings that have stayed with you? The fear of what people will think, the excitement of putting your thoughts out there for anyone to read? Were you just bursting with passion and desperate to share it with others or did you write, hit post after a couple of glasses of wine and then spend the rest of the day thinking ohshitohshitohshit?

snoopyDo you remember how you felt when you got your first like? Did you worry about how to reply when you got your first comment? Did you find yourself checking your emails 50 times a day worrying that no-one would respond and then be unable to stop the inane grin and little happy dance as that first one popped into your inbox?

What was the subject matter? Were you careful and reserved in what you wrote or did you just put yourself out there and critics be damned? Mine was about arses and how they sag as we get older; I’m not sure what that says about me………….so, back to you! Tell me all about it, I’d love to hear your story :O)

Lisa x

I’ve Got Nothing…

Hey, fellow bloggers, have you ever had one of those days when you sit down in front of your computer and you’ve got nothing? You woke up full of vim and vigour and ready to roll out another post and, all of a sudden, your thoughts just leave….en masse? It’s not like a few of them just sort of wander off leaving you with something in reserve, they just decide to go on a mass walk out and you’re left wondering what you did to offend them?

Hey, fellow bloggers, have you ever had one of those days when you sit down in front of your computer and you’ve got nothing? You woke up full of vim and vigour and ready to roll out another post and, all of a sudden, your thoughts just leave….en masse? It’s not like a few of them just sort of wander off leaving you with something in reserve, they just decide to go on a mass walk out and you’re left wondering what you did to offend them?

That happened to me this morning. I’ve spent the last few years trying to reach a state of such inner peace that my mind is blank and I am free to appreciate the wonders of the world around me and, now it’s actually happened, I’m thinking sheeeeiiiit!!!!

So instead of trying to force my brain into action by trawling the internet and reading until my contact lenses refuse to peel off my eyeballs I’m going to enjoy it and just leave you with a this:

Friday

 

If this has ever happened to you please tell me that this involuntary brain void will pass!

Lisa x

Ohhh This is Exciting :O)

This post, in which I will attempt (and possibly fail) to answer questions in a deep and meaningful way is thanks to the lovely Tom over at Tom Being Tom who nominated me for this award. Yep those are the words that are causing all the excitement; I know, I know, you’ve seen it all before but, in my mind, I’m walking up the red carpet with my acceptance speech clutched in my sweaty little hand!

This post, in which I will attempt (and possibly fail) to answer questions in a deep and meaningful way is thanks to the lovely Tom over at Tom Being Tom who nominated me for this award. Yep those are the words that are causing all the excitement; I know, I know, you’ve seen it all before but, in my mind, I’m walking up the red carpet with my acceptance speech clutched in my sweaty little hand!

So, first things first – a big thank you to Tom for the nomination and for being one of the lovely souls who’ve made me feel so welcome in the wonderful world of blogging and kept me entertained with his thought provoking posts.

To take part in this, if I’ve understood correctly (and there’s always a good chance that I haven’t) I need to tell you 11 things about me, then answer Tom’s questions and then nominate some others to take part so here goes:

  1. It turns out that I love writing; only realised that in the last few months since I started this blog and it came as something of a shock let me tell you
  2. For most of my working life I was an accountant – now you know why I was shocked by the writing revelation.
  3. I am 52 years old. I’m not actually sure how that happened as I was pretty convinced when I was a teenager that I wouldn’t live past 25
  4. I think that animals are far nicer than people despite the fact that their conversation usually isn’t up to much
  5. I can’t watch Walt Disney cartoons as they make me cry, I was inconsolable 10 minutes into Watership Down
  6. I love reading and currently have 468 books on my Kindle all of which I’ve read…some more than once
  7. I’m a speed fanatic – I love motorbikes, fast cars and galloping horses
  8. I have a weakness for shoes……and handbags……..and clothes
  9. I don’t like confrontation unless I’m defending someone else
  10. Platform call centres really irritate me
  11. If I was put in a white room which had a red button on the wall saying “Do Not Push under Any Circumstances”, I’d probably push it.

Moving on to Tom’s questions and my answers:

  1. If you could have one superpower, what would it be? I’d like to have the power to make everyone I meet laugh and forget their problems
  2. Would you use it for others, primarily, or for yourself? It would be for others but, at the same time, I know it would make me feel good
  3. Twenty years from today, someone hands you a potion and a piece of paper. They say you can drink the potion and live forever or open the paper and see when you will die. Which would you choose? I’d return them both, thank them kindly and get on with my life without looking back
  4. Would you be in favor of universal healthcare in America? Yes with the caveat that no-one could sue the hospitals for malpractice – I’ve seen what that has done to the NHS in the UK
  5. How about universal background checks on gun purchases in America? Yes, absolutely!
  6. What about universal domination of the cosmos by America? I think that job is already taken ;O)
  7. Do you wish, at this point, that there were only 7 questions? No, it’s fun!
  8. Are alien species visiting the Earth? I certainly hope so
  9. Was JFK killed as part of a conspiracy plot? I don’t know and I don’t think we will ever know but it wouldn’t surprise me
  10. Should a person do what they do best, as a means of personal income, or what they love most, if the two are not the same? What they love most, no question but I think, if you have a true passion for something, it will become the thing that you do best.
  11. When you were 11 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? A psychiatrist (of all things!) or an opera singer…

This is actually fun and these were definitely more interesting than the ‘what’s your favourite colour type questions – thanks Tom :O) So now I have to think up some questions and who to nominate……

Over to you Darren at Artyplantsman and Traci at atgofion also Ragazza Triste and Robyn at Autism Family Power; you’re all great bloggers and lovely people and I really hope that you’ll manage to find some time to join in with this :O)

So these are the questions that I have for you guys:

  1. If you could have the life of a TV character whose would it be and why?
  2. What always makes you smile even when you are feeling down?
  3. What are you most afraid of – your weaknesses or your strengths?
  4. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen?
  5. What’s the most bizarre dream you’ve ever had?
  6. What do you do to relax?
  7. What’s your biggest vice?
  8. Do you believe that we create our own destiny or that our lives are pre-determined?
  9. Which cartoon character do you most identify with?
  10. What’s your earliest memory?
  11. If you were told you had 24 hours to live what would you do with your last day on earth?

Ok, that’s it finished! Thanks again Tom and now I’m passing on the baton……

Have a lovely Sunday everyone

Lisa

x

 

Mmmmmwwwwuuuhhhhhh!

Thank you so much to those 200 lovely fellow bloggers out there who’ve decided to follow me and read all the random spoffle that I come out with. I am amazed at the sense of community here and how lovely and friendly everyone is – it’s a real pleasure to be among you

Thank you so much to those 200 lovely fellow bloggers out there who’ve decided to follow me and read all the random spoffle that I come out with. I am amazed at the sense of community here and how lovely and friendly everyone is – it’s a real pleasure to be among you.

Sending you all a big sloppy one of these……..

Kiss

Lisa xxxxx

If You’re Having One of Those Days…

I don’t know about you but I’m feeling like I haven’t blinked for the last couple of hours and I’m more than a little weary. Assuming it’s not just me here’s just a few things that I hope will put a smile on your face and determination in your fingertips as we wait for our second wind in the middle of the blogging week ;O)

I don’t know about you but I’m feeling like I haven’t blinked for the last couple of hours and I’m more than a little weary. Assuming it’s not just me here’s just a few things that I hope will put a smile on your face and determination in your fingertips as we wait for our second wind in the middle of the blogging week ;O)

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Survival

Courage

Lets do it

See you tomorrow everyone ;O)

xx