Thursday, April 04, 2013

D is for Definitely Different


I’m having fun winging it with these A-Z posts! 

Since I write these posts the night before each letter is due I do have the whole day to toss around ideas - the trick is to write them down before I forget them! 

I had the idea for this post back at B but was diverted by Big Buts, so shelved it hoping another opportunity to post it would come.

This post idea resurfaced this morning when I was blowdrying my hair - this seems to be the time when ideas take shape and I attribute that to the heat of the blowdryer warming up my few remaining brain cells.

But as the day progressed, and I was Doing Dishes, I thought, "hey that’s what I want to write about because I love Doing Dishes"; I can hear the whispers, something about a Daft Ding-a-ling (had to look up the spelling; I’m in butter knife mode) and you're wondering who in their right mind likes Doing Dishes. 

Anyway, after Dinner, Dishes and a bit of Daydreaming I decided to go with my first thought - which is usually my best thought. 

And, I think you will agree this would have made a brilliant B post too! 

Do you know who wrote this? Because I do!

Something DEFINITELY DIFFERENT can be found HERE.

When you get there...tell me what you read...in the post title.

Is that not definitely different...I thought so too. How clever; how inventive...and what fun!

If you're at all interested in gardening this is a blog you cannot miss! My brown thumbs are starting to turn green because of all the great tips and wisdom I've gleaned from this amazing gardener. And, to top it all off...he is a masterful storyteller.

Bushman, and his blog The High Cost of this Low Living have been one of my best finds out here in this vast web of blogs!


So, what about you...are you a passionate gardener too? 
How green are your thumbs? 

Also, do you know why this would have made a great B post?

Cheers, Jenny

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  1. "Heat of the blowdryer warming up my few remaining brain cells"

    that made me laugh.

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    1. Thanks Lass - let's see what Al does with that blowdryer bit! hahahaha

      Hey, look at you, you've got yourself a new pic! New tat too??

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    2. Ah...upon closer inspection I see it's a Lass special tat!

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  2. Pearson my dear friend,
    Words can not express.
    Thank you so much!
    The High Cost of this Low Living

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    1. My pleasure! I mean what I write, otherwise I wouldn't write it - you are a great find out here. Even during my months of being in outer space I would enjoy my stops at your part of the galaxy where I was always guaranteed a good read.

      I'm enjoying the energy of your posts; fun!

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  3. i am going to say... i am not sure, i am coming back...

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    1. Looking forward to your return...and what you have to say... :P :)

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    2. still don't know... will return again... :)

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  4. great post--i am not much of a gardener but i love to admire gardens--love your poem and dishes if something i don't mind doing either :)

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    1. Lynn - I wished I could take credit of the poem but it's Bushman's work - I featured it because of his C post title which was C is for poetry...and I thought that was so clever because the C words where what made up his "gardening" poem.

      I really enjoy Bushman's writing - and if you have a chance his blog is worth a perusal. He is one of those hidden gems. :)

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  5. I love gardening but I'm not so good at it.. but everyone learns with time. We are building our garden from scratch after we had to get the house drainage system fixed. It's exciting, and fun.

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    1. I think as I've gotten older I appreciate playing in the dirt - problem is I have little to show for my efforts so reading Bushman's blog has been a real inspiration and motivator. He writes with wit and with wisdom - a worthy blog to follow. :)

      I wish you happy times in your new garden!

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  6. I discovered Bushman during last years AtoZ and he is on my sites Blog Roll. I love his posts and he is by far one of my favorite sites to visit! He is one clever guy.
    Dani @ Entertaining Interests
    #warriorminion

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    1. Dani - you've been an ardent follower of Bushman's for quite awhile - I see you there often! Smart girl! :) :) Yes, I agree, he is one clever guy!

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your love of Bushman's posts!

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  7. I love gardening and doing dishes. I have no ida why his would have made a good b post though...what have I missed?

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    1. Hi DJ - by the way, thanks for the follow on Twitter, sweet!! I've been a bit preoccupied hence my late reply.

      I'm please you are a fellow fan of doing dishes...very soothing, relaxing and some of my best writing ideas arrive while doing them!

      This post would have been B is for Bushman's Bounty - if I had of used him for my B post. His bounty being the incredible produce he grows...he's just amazing. Plus, an added bonus is that he throws in stories he's working on which are masterfully written and a pleasure to read.

      He is a gem and I happy to be part of his posse!

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  8. To say the very least this is definitely different, absolutely love this guy's idea of putting in as many words as possible, C for Poetry did originally confuse me but confusion is sometimes good, especially when it all makes sense in the end.

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    1. He's great, Matt. Like you, one of those rare gems! I look forward to seeing what his title will be each day because he's doing it "definitely different" than one would expect.

      With, Bushman, you can expect the unexpected! He's a great read on things non gardening too - writes some great stories and some of the things he gets up to are brilliantly captured with his mastery of the written word.

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  9. Gardening? *shakes head* Not for me.
    I killed a cactus once. Now, you tell me, how difficult is that?
    Very difficult.
    So, there you have it...

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    1. Well, michelle, I felt the same way with orchids...damn things! :) But, following and reading Bushman and taking in his energy and enthusiasm with his own garden I have found myself out in my garden and really enjoying the learning process. So far, I haven't killed anything!!

      Now...I have a long way to go, but I know with effort, and Bushman's gardening posts, I will have a viable and flourishing garden - one day!!! :)

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  10. Gardening blog- I am all over that. I started a gardening blog once. It's gone now.

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    1. I could see you in the garden...given you love your cooking and those two go hand in hand.
      I'm not sure if you already follow Bushman, but he's awesome Ruth, I know you would thoroughly enjoy his humour and writing style. Our pal, Al, is a fan of Bushman too! (Smart boy, our Al) :)

      Thanks for popping by! How're you coping over at your two blogs? I'm knee deep in work and mother issues that I'm a little frazzled and find myself only getting to my computer to write and post at 11pm - definitely different! (hahahaha)

      Plus, the zoning for my rebuild is getting its final stamp next Tuesday so I've been up to my neck in paperwork and plans - man, this has been such a long process! But then, you know all about that having been thorough something similar.

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    2. Why, thank you, Jenny! I are try for sure smart am to be?

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  11. Step one: live somewhere that gets some amount of light at some point during some of the year. (A house, I mean, not a city - Texas is roasting in sunlight, but I can't get any in this dang apartment!)

    Step two: VEG OUT. I want to go bananas with oranges!

    And when I do, I'll know just who to look for: thanks for introducing me to Bushman's Bounty!

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  12. Hi Tex - welcome to Pearson Report!

    Thanks for stopping by and taking a read - I know you will enjoy the writings of my friend, Bushman!

    His is a bountiful blog - from gardening, to house renos, to writing some very moving short stories - I am never disappointed when I go on a cyber visit to Michigan to visit Bushman!

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  13. Great! Now I'm distracted by "Big Buts." Off to Google I go.

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  14. Darn it. It was about grammar. And it wasn't even NAKED grammar.

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  15. Blowdryer?
    Sounds too easy.
    But I DO know all the snowmen in my neighborhood are happy when they hear me turn on the snowblower.
    And, by "turn on" I mean.....

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    1. @Al 1 - you and those "Buts" ...good luck with Google.

      @Al 2 - yup, grammar was bound to be the problem!

      @A 3 - must be that those are some well built snowmen over in your neck of the woods...you must have a lot of med students in the area if they're building them anatomically correct! :P

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  16. I love that you're winging it! Brave girl!

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    1. Haha...I laugh in the face of danger...but you should see me trembling as 12 midnight rolls around and my fingers are still dancing on the keys and producing NOTHING!

      Winging it is definitely costing me a few of my beauty sleep hours! :)

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  17. I just moved into a house with a beautiful garden in the back and I have no experience with gardening. I will have to check out this blog. I too love to do dishes. I get my best writing done while at the sink with soapy hands.

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    1. Hey, deathwriter, you'll enjoy Bushman's energy and enthusiasm with all thing gardening. He cans lots of his veggies and that in itself makes for some interesting reading as well as picking up great tips.

      In the posts before the A-Z, he goes into some detail about how to start seeds inside the house and then another post is all about tomatoes. The links in that sentence will take you to those posts, should you wish to see what I'm rambling on about.

      I think it's fun to share great blogs! :)

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  18. I want to harvest, but the planting and weeding...not so much!!

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    1. Haha...I'm a bit like that too. With work and other distractions tending to a garden has not always been top on my list.

      Since following Bushman I find that there's something more to it...it's amazing to see how much pleasure he gets from the whole process, so I figured I'd put in the effort...now I find myself making time to "play" in my yard! I'm a long way away from having anything that resembles a "real" garden...but like one of those handmade quilts that take forever to finish, it's a work in progress.

      Enjoy the harvest!

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  19. Hi Jenny - love the poem and the bit about warming the brain cells - that must be why I have none - I don't need to blow dry my hair!

    Great to be here .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Oh Hilary - that made me laugh...as I'm getting "up there" I'm trying to find new ways to stimulate my foggy brain; I really don't thing the heat is helping - still as forgetful as ever!

      Nice to see you here - hugs, Jenny

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Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts.

I'd give you a penny for them, but alas we just snuffed it out. Yup...gone!
It's all about the nickel now...so at this rate you can leave 5 thoughts!

Cheers, Jenny

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