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In the mid-1960s my parents bought a Rambler station wagon. It caught fire somewhere outside Pulaski, Virginia.
Actually there was only a tiny bit of fire inside the engine when it overheated as we climbed up the mountain after exiting off Interstate 81 because the gauge was registering a high temperature. The car didn't really catch fire, but it makes for a good story to tell it that way. This story is always good for some laughs at family gatherings.
This has nothing to do with my post today. I only used this thought because I used the word "rambling" in my title and had a flash of word association. This concept of making associations is something I'll be blogging about in the future. How can anyone say they can't come up with something to write about? Or is it more of a case of having so much to write about that you don't quite know where to start?
Today I'm just killing some time with this post. In the future I'll be putting up a post about the topic of "killing time"--somehow that post keeps getting postponed. I kind of hate it when I have to pone my posts, but these new ideas keep interrupting my schedule. And since I have a special post scheduled for tomorrow, I thought maybe I'd just blabber today.
And speaking of blabbering:
Image via WikipediaI am now on Twitter! Please follow me @ArleeBird
As the cheering subsides, I will continue. This was destined to happen. I began playing with Twitter this past Saturday on the A to Z Challenge Twitter account. Then when I started getting a bit out of hand with my tweets about "Federal Duck" I knew it was time to take the conversation to my own Twitter site.
So now you can get updates on "Federal Duck" and all sorts of other inanities and nonsensical wise quacks on my own personal Twitter site--that is unless the Twitter folks decide to kick me out of the aviary for my palavering. And from what I've seen on Twitter so far I'm probably in no danger. After all, an Arlee Bird needs to Twitter.
Yes, this Federal Duck thing is going somewhere. Some of you might hope it will be going far away and if so, you will be getting your wish. Be sure to check this week's edition of A Faraway View, another blog that many of you probably don't I have. How's that for some product placement?
Speaking of product placement, I'm not done with that topic yet. I've still got more posts to come on that topic, marketing, advertising, and all sorts of capitalistic fun. Consider this mention today an advertisement of things to come when I'm not getting sidetracked with other topics.
So like I was saying, this coming Wednesday on this blog--Tossing It Out--I will be putting in a few words about Twitter. It will be more than 140 words you can rest assured, but I'll try to keep it relatively short.
Here's my goal: I want to learn about this Twitter thing. I'll be tossing out my thoughts on it and looking for some education tossed back to me from you Twitter experts. And I'm sure that even those of you who don't give a whit about how to twit can offer some valuable insight.
But I'm stealing my own thunder. Come back Wednesday for that story because I hear the sound of a nearer storm approaching. Could it be a CassaStorm? No, that's coming later. The roar of revelry I hear in the near future is the sound of the party tomorrow for Alex J. Cavanaugh's Catch Fire CassaFire release party. Are you ready to feel the burn of a hot new best seller from Alex?
Join us tomorrow as the Blogoverse erupts when Alex makes his grand re-entry into the sci-fi scene. Are you ready to party?
And do not--I repeat, do not--forget to sign up for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. Tell your friends, enemies, family, and family who are enemies to get on board with us as we strive to achieve the amazing feat of 1000 by this Thursday March 1st.
Then we'll talk about April 1st.
Oh, and one more thing. Be sure to stop by Yvonne's blog Welcome to My World of Poetry as she versifies the visit we had with one another. Thank you for your sweet words, Yvonne.