I miss Xanga…..still

I was reading blogs on my WordPress “reader” tonight…feeling a sense of loss.  I’m looking for Xanga type blogs with people I can connect with…I don’t want to read blogs from teenagers or 20’s or 30’s – I’m not interested right now in reading short stories or books, I don’t want the negativity of politics or religion…I just want to find some blogs I can connect with…I wish WordPress had a blog-ring so it would be easier to find people with like interests.  Wordpress is just not as community friendly as Xanga….and I can keep whining about it or just spend extra effort finding some interesting 50+ bloggers to enjoy.  By the way, I’m tagging Xanga so if anyone searches – maybe they will find me.  I was Ninasusan there and Ninasusan here – same Tree….and same exit since 2007.

Until next time….

I miss you Xanga

I went over to my old #xanga site a few minutes ago…..it was like going back to visit a house you used to live in. What was really sad was finding my old friend’s list. So many people that I had never met but felt like I knew them better than the people I saw face-to-face everyday. It is amazing the tight bonds that are formed in the blogging world. In my naïveté I just assumed that everyone would just migrate to the same place and we would keep in touch…but there were so many blog sites available that everyone just scattered and many changed their blogging name. I haven’t found WordPress to entertain quite the community feeling that I felt at Xanga. BOO!!

I’m going to turn off the IPAD and go to sleep….

Until next time….

Interestingly enough….

I think that means the topic is interesting enough to discuss, talk about, bring up in a group or is it just a segue to move the conversation over to a topic I want to talk about…interestingly enough….

When I first heard that Xanga was going away, I came over here to WordPress and claimed my blog space.  I wasn’t thrilled about WordPress because I loved Xanga and it wasn’t the exact same…then I went over to Blogger…*loud annoying beep.  I tried out Live Journal…went to Open Diary..even though I’m pretty sure Open Diary is about ready to bite it too…went back to Live Journal then did both…decided the other day to trot back over to WordPress because I knew that is where a lot of folks made their new home…and somehow it was more welcoming and it seems the most like Xanga.  so…I think I’m here.  I have some really good friends over at Live Journal – I haven’t decided how I”m going to deal with that issue..but I share with my Facebook accounty and they are facebook’ers so it may work out??

I will end with the story of the indignant older woman who called the sheriff today because her apt doesn’t offer satellite TV.  She wasn’t your sweet, little old lady that makes you want to help her or help her understand about life.  She was mad because she should get something for the rent she pays and she thought the sheriff should do something about it.  This even though she admitted that satellite TV was not included in her lease; and got really snippy with me when I tried to explain that the apt complex obviously doesn’t pay for your satellite any more than they furnish your apartment for you for free….How do you explain logic to to these people?  AND…I’m guessing she is telling everyone of her like minded friends how the sheriff’s office wouldn’t help her.  It is what it is.

Until next time……

“Xanga friends” doesn’t really explain it

The girls

He and I spent the weekend in Chicago with the "xanga friends".  I met these awesome women when I was introduced to Xanga in 2007… was the person who put us all in contact with each other… and http://www.nobrain-noheadache.com.  We decided to finally meet up together in 2009 in Chicago at embee-kay's (MB)'s home.  It was fun and we all liked each other in person with no keyboard in front of us.  Interestingly enough in under the small world theme,  thelpme (Tracy) had business in Newton, Iowa so we got together 2 or 3 times when she was here on business.  Nobrain-noheadache (Erin) is Tracy's sister and I believe my sister from different parents…also known as the outcasts for our love of Y & R, the Housewives and Oprah…anyway…we met in Chicago again in 2012..it was even more fun..so we brought the men this time…while we didn't have as much good girl talk – we had a wonderful time.  Craig and MB are wonderful hosts….they introduced us to the game of Petanque.
Petanque
Here is our Tracy…representing the women

Chicago 1

Him
Back to the Xanga friends title…while Xanga is the engine that brought us together, it does not explain the bond we have with each other.  As I explained to him on the way to Chicago, the 4 of us have an incredible connection – we know what is going on in each other's lives nearly everyday.  It's hard to believe that people who have only seen each other face to face 3 times in 6 years could be kindred spirits.

Oh…and in Chicago I lost my IKEA virginity…I've now been there and can use my old lady judgmental voice to say….Oh, really, you've never been there hmph…

Oh…and while we were in Chicago, Devil Dog at the basement door…

Until next time….

loves_harmony made her way over here from Xanga and has posted her first blog.  She is very good at getting her thoughts to paper…or in this case..thoughts thru her fingers to a forever place in cyber space.

In kind of a thoughts funk the last few days.  Lots of stuff floating around in there but nothing that seems to make its way thru my fingers.  Katy and I spent the day together yesterday.  It is soooo nice having her closer and able to spend quality time together.  She said she was looking forward to this kind of a relationship where she could come down – spend some time and go back home.  Visit because she wanted to visit not because she was driving 10 hours and felt she needed to get in quality time with everyone she knows and then be stressed out during the visits because she couldn't connect.  She is such a wise child…she has had a lot of experiences in her young life and I love that she has taken the good and the bad out of each of those experiences to make her who she is today.

We went thru a tote of girl play dishes – tossed and washed, tossed and washed.  I put a lot of them on ebay yesterday.  It was fun to go thru these old toys…some of them are dishes that I had when I was a child…remember…my parents kept everything.  I laughed when she picked up a play soap container and found crayons in it…she said..Oh I did that…I used to like to stuff things in these things..sometimes I would hide them so I wouldn't get in trouble 🙂  I remember she played hard with her toys.

I keep sneaking over to Xanga.  I miss Xanga.  I could adjust to LiveJournal if there was just an easier way to read other blogs and get to know folks over here.  That was loves_harmony's question this morning…how do I find blogs to read.

Until next time….