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I Think My Yard Is on Speed

We don’t fertilize our yard since it is just prairie grass but I would swear it is on speed. We mowed the three acres we have to mow on Friday and now on Tuesday it needs to be mowed again. Looks like we haven’t even touched it!  I just refuse to mow more often then once every two weeks though because that  is just too much work to do every week. I do the large areas with the riding lawnmower while my husband does all the push mower areas and it takes both of us about two hours to get it done. I can’t see doing that more than twice a month especially in the heat of summer.

Living on acreage has good points and bad points and having to mow that much is definitely one of the bad points.

dropped storylines

I hate it when movies edit for time and subplots endings wind up on the cutting room floor and they leave you wondering what the heck happened. Then new Pirates of the Caribbean movie has a major example of this. Now don’t worry, no spoilers here. This plot is a major part of the story line and it branches off into a subplot and they could have edited other things and left the end of this in or they could have edited it out sooner and it would have made more sense then the cliffhanger they leave you with which really sucks. I felt cheated out on the ending of the movie. They left me hanging going “wait, what about them?” It frustrates me when that happens.

Take the movie Alien. This was based on an extremely scary book of the same name and the movie followed the book pretty much verbatim until it came time to edit it.  For people like me that had read the book before seeing the movie, we were left going “what the heck!”  The scenes that were edited were put in the sequel Aliens and were put back in the director’s cut of Alien. It was the scenes that explained why the aliens were taking some of the people instead of killing them, that they were being cocooned and used for incubators. This is a major plot point that was left out.

What dropped subplot drove you crazy?

Happy Anniversary?

In a couple of days it will be Delaney’s World’s fourth anniversary and I find it somewhat bittersweet. I didn’t know for sure what I was doing when I started and where I was going with it. Delaney’s World has gone through many  forms over the years, some better than others.

At my highest point about a year ago I was a Google page rank of 3 and had between 800-1200 hits per day. Now I’m a 2 and I average about 500 hits a day. I know I shouldn’t complain about it because that is more than a lot of blogs get but for me it is half of what I had but is better than what I deserve.

I used to post 3-5 times a week, now I am lucky to do that in a month. I have seriously thought of shutting down the blog but a part of me can’t give it up. I am just not ready to call it quits. I keep thinking that things will pick up and I will be back on my game and be where I once was.

For now, Delaney’s World will hang in there and see what happens.

Smoke gets in my eyes

One thing about this time of year and about living in the country is farmers burning their fields. This year everyone is burning and all about the same time. Today the rancher across the street decided to burn his pasture and he never burns. Yikes! Talk about smoke!

I had the windows open getting some fresh air  and cooling down the house but had to close up real quick with the thick,  totally engulfing cloud of smoke that came  pouring our way. Not my idea of fun.

At least it’s over with unless my neighbors on either side of us decide to do their fields too. God I hope not.

Ghost and Paranormal shows

I watch the SyFy channel quite often and today has been one of those days. Today SyFy has been plugging two of their paranormal shows, “Ghost Hunters” and “Destination Truth” pretty heavily. I must admit I don’t see the fascination of this type of show. It is sort of like the popularity of the WWF. You know it is fake as all get out yet it is extremely popular.

The clip from “Ghost Hunters” shows a guy going to bed and the paranormal event was the bedside lamp turned on. Now you can’t see the entire table and lamp so it isn’t like someone couldn’t be off camera turning on the lamp from one of the cord style flippers or the lamp is hooked to the light switch, but somehow the light coming on is supposed to be proof of a “ghost”. Nope not buying it, Nor am I buying the spooking night vision cameras with someone stopping and asking, “did you feel that?” or “did you see that?” of the person walking beside them. Lame, oh so lame.

And who came up with the rule that ghosts (if there are any) can only come out at night? Why would they be bound to the night and not be free to roam around whenever?  Every one of these shows happens at night when they can make it more spooky and easier to fake.

But that’s just me, cynical and suspicious.

Is it winter or summer?

I don’t know about where you live but here in Kansas, our weather can’t seem to make up its mind what season it should be which isn’t too strange for Kansas. We had cold and rainy with some ice just a few days ago and today it is going to be 80 degrees! This has been going on for about a month now and it is driving me nuts. My arthritis doesn’t like it too well either. I just want it to make up its ever loving mind and pick a bloody season and stick with it.

 

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I love my iPad

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I was not sure before last Christmas whether or not I wanted a Nook, an IPad or a Kindle. I was looking at all three of them and debating the pros and cons of each of them. the IPad started out as the most expensive of the bunch but the Nook and the Kindle can get a bit pricey depending on which model you get.

Well Hubby took the worry out of my hands and bought me an IPad for my birthday and I can safely state that after three months with it I can’t imagine not having it. I get the plus of having all the ereaders on my IPad  (Ibooks, Nook, Kindle, Kobo) and lots of games, all of which (so far) have been for free.

I will give the Nook and Kindle the fact that they are more portable than the IPad but I am not someone that reads on the beach or by the pool. If I’m out in the sun I’m out there to enjoy the beach or pool. I can read at home or in the motel room.

I just love that there are so many applications for the IPad at little to no cost and I have a great time with my IPad, Now I’m glad I didn’t get an ereader since this is so much more.