August Goes Out Like a Lion

Thanks go to my top Frequent E-Flyers in August:

Untreatable's Blog
Thailand Land of Smiles
The Natural State Hawg
Monkey Fables and Tales
Freelance Writing
Symphony of Love
My Sweet Haven
So Now What?
Caption This

Interesting: 2 are frequent commentators, 2 are fellow Arkansans, and 3 belong to one! Thank you for all your drops!

Thank you everyone, for stopping by and commenting, dropping and commenting some more. You sure made August a fun month around here! This radar photo was taken at 11:35 a.m., we all watch as Hurricane Gustav heads toward the Gulf coast to hit land some time tomorrow. In the meantime, a little distraction is in order. Here's my monthly recap...

The month started with a bit of nostalgia in On the Radio, and it seems like I wasn't the only one who had a thing for DJs.

Quite a few times, people have asked me about how different some people can be in person compared to who they seem to be online. "Confusing Anonymity, Online and Off" sheds some light on what actually is behind that sentiment. "Do You Have High-Speed Internet" goes further into the subject by backing up a little and looking at how the Internet has changed our lives, and "What Was Then Isn't Now" reminds us to leave the past behind and focus forward again.

I wish I would take my own advice sometimes, but having not taken it, things worked out OK anyway. "Musicians are Just Weird About IT" talks about how different musicians approach their music careers, which had me reminiscing about my own years as a musician. The good thing was the chance to enjoy Kenny Loggins in Concert!

Of course I had to stick my two-cents worth in on the political scene. You don't think I'd actually pass up a chance to opine, did you? Check out "Politicians Run with Selective Vision," "It's Not About Race Already," which I dare say pissed off a few Liberals out there, and "Remember, Kindness is Inherent," hits on the illegal immigrant issue.

Talking about horses, I can't believe that a popular, relatively famous-in-that-niche TV horse trainer, Pat Parelli, is thoughtlessly giving out advice that could get people killed. I kid you not. I'm surprised he hasn't been sued out of his underwear by now.

Last, but not least, it's fracking allergy season again, and I am constantly saying "Pass Me the Box(es) of Tissues Please" all the time. That old doc swore I'd grow out of these horrific attacks!

Tomorrow is September already, and I can only hope Gustav finds something else to do besides rain down on a coast still recovering from the last Big One. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the line of Gustav's wrath.


  1. What worries me is that some people are staying in New Orleans. Amazing. Good luck to them, but that's just amazing.

    And thanks for the link!

    Visit The Natural State Hawg!

  2. You're welcome, Hawg! The same thing happened during Katrina. I just hope it isn't as many that stayed behind this time, with a harsh lesson already learned.

  3. Amazing photo--and loved your blog. Nice work! :)

  4. Melinda, thank you! I sure hope to see you again soon!

  5. dear oh dear..
    thanks for the link love :)

  6. Thank you for the link. :)