Thursday, December 8, 2011

2015 Update

Hello everyone!  I'm still taking a break from blogging.

You can find me on Facebook.  I'm also on Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, and Pinterest!  

I especially like Twitter.  So if you're on there, follow me and I will follow you back.

Now you know why I don't have time to blog! 

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Troubled Diva Amy Winehouse Dead at 27

By now, I'm sure everyone has heard about the death of Amy Winehouse.  Nonetheless, I wanted the date documented on my blog, so here is an interesting summary by AP video. 

Like most people, I am saddened by the news and my sympathy goes out to her family.    Out of respect for her family, friends, and fans, I will save my commentary for a later date.  

~ John

And here is a more in depth AP article:

Amy Winehouse, singer whose addictions overshadowed a major talent,
 found dead at 27 (AP)

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Blagojevich guilty on 17 counts

Breaking News: 
Former Illinois Governor guilty of trying to sell U.S. Senate seat previously held by President Obama. 
The ex-governor will be going to prison.

Read all about it at the link below to the Chicago Tribune!

Blagojevich guilty on 17 counts

Not surprising. Justice has been served!
~ John

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Too funny not to share!

Watch "Grandma Got a Facebook (in case you missed it)!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Sunday Drive

I'm baaaack! And it didn't even take a swift kick is the butt to get me to blog again.  I really did not mean to go for so long without posting to the blog!  Time really does fly by. The more time that went by the harder it became to get back to posting.

I felt like I should  give some reasons as to my unplanned hiatus.  But I also realized that anything I said would just be an excuse.  Don't you just hate excuses?  I have many excuses though and will not bore you with them.  I will give some explanation in the next few days.  It all boils down to time management though!  

I knew I should have taken that time management seminar, when I had the chance!  Oh wait, I DID take it! That was many years ago though.  I think I may have actually slept through much of that seminar though (boring)!  During that time, my employer had a generous cafeteria benefit plan and paid for that seminar and many others that was considered educational and work related.  Those seminar days were a nice change of pace and a good reason to get out of the office for a full day with pay and a decent free lunch..

What REALLY got me back in the saddle was seeing my blog as one of ten featured on As The Crackerhead Crumbles for the "A Sunday Drive" post. 

I don't do meme/faux awards or tags anymore, but I didn't see this as a tag.  I was under no obligation to do anything.  I want to thank FishHawk over at As The Crackerhead Crumbles for making it easier to jump back in feet first.  I am also looking forward to visiting the other blogs mentioned and encourage each of you to check them out with the links provided.  Each blog is unique in it's own way and you may just find yourself following a new blog.  

Author FishHawk says that back during his childhood, his parents would often load up his brother and him after Sunday morning church services for a leisurely drive around where they lived.  Even though they were seeing mostly familiar sights, it was still good to see them, and this is why “A Sunday Drive” sounded about right for the name of a weekly series revisiting familiar sites that are well worth seeing again and again.  As explained on his blog, the link below the image is to the site itself, and the image is linked to the post it was first included in here.

I also want to thank those of you who have emailed me to ask about my blogging absence. You have received a more personal and private response than will appear in the blog, because I always want to keep the blog positive, upbeat, interesting, funny, entertaining or something like that!  And I hope you will leave a comment, when you get the chance!  Thanks!

~ John

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Town says NO to naming building Hairy Balls (even though it's spelled differently)

In Fort Wayne, Ind., in the 1930s and 50s, Mayor Harry Baals was very popular. But city leaders won't name a building after him. The issue is pronunciation. The former mayor pronounced his last name "balls." His descendants have since changed it to "bales." (NPR)

What's YOUR opinion?  Personally, I see no problem naming the building after the former Mayor.  The people in Ft. Wayne seem a little uptight!  Just sayin!

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Remembering President Ronald Reagan

On this momentous day, which would have been your 100th birthday--we have not forgotten you.

Somewhere I have a great photo that I took in NYC in 1987 of a building that was plastered with this poster.  The poster was EVERYWHERE.  I hope I can find the photo and post it for President's Day, since I missed it for this occasion.

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

It's Caturday!

This is for you, Marie!
Sorry I can't do it every Saturday.
But when I do, I will mention you.

And if by chance you have not seen the original
"Keyboard Cat," (already over 12 million views)
here he is:

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Monday, January 10, 2011

John abuzz is now iPhone and Android friendly.

Now if you would like to view this blog on your smartphone, it will automatically re-format to a mobile view. You can even comment from your mobile device.

If you use (blogspot), then I hope you will also activate this feature at:

The mobile view only works for weblog based browsers (ex. mobile Safari and mobile Chrome), so if you are using a Windows Phone 7 device or even Opera mini, it won't work.

Please let me know if your blog is set up for mobile view and I will bookmark it, and read it and comment more often!

The blogger dashboard has no mobile view. It will be easier and faster for me to just go to the bookmark, when accessing blogs from my mobile device.

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Today was a rare snow day for my grandkids in the deep south, but they enjoyed it.

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Testing mobile blogging. This is the closest thing to a blogger app, so I am simply testing it.

Hey, anything that will get me posting more often has to be a good thing, right?

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