To all my blog followers, who I have listed on the front of this blog, please come over to ChezGigi.com. That is my original blog that I have had for two years, now. I am not sure why I wanted a new blog, but it sure inspired me! I wrote thirty some posts for this blog, and I had stalled out on the other one!
Anyway, I transferred all the new ones over to ChezGigi.com because I actually have quite a bit of traffic on that blog every day. So, if you will go there and click ‘follow’, I will list your blogs on the front of that one, also. And thank you for your patience….
After two years of back trouble, I have decided it is time to do what that seventy year-old woman did (not the one who got pregnant) and transform myself, although being pregnant would certainly qualify as a transformational experience. This was a woman who, in her fifties, or sixties, decided she wanted to be in phenomenal shape for the rest of her life, and knew it would require more than just a stroll around the block. I am not sure why I decided to do the transformational tango now; it wasn’t the advent of the new year that pushed me over the edge.
I have never believed in New Year’s resolutions, just as I’ve never believed in going to the funerals of people with whom you had broken off relations. It always seemed the height of insult, to go to a family member’s funeral, or one of a friend, when you, or they, had refused to mend bridges while they were alive. Unless you are just looking for a free meal; wakes typically have great food. Much better than that blighter you wouldn’t speak to deserves, no doubt.
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I read recently about a woman in another country who had wanted to have a baby for all of her married life, which was a very long time considering her age as of this writing, but was unable to. Finally, she conceived at the tender age of seventy, or something close to assisted living age.
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Awards are pleasant things. Indeed, being awarded something is a pleasant and exciting concept. It intrigued me enough that I was willing to waste some time on it with Google. I wanted to know when the first award was awarded.
Many of the awards we are familiar with today seem to have made their first appearance in, or not long after, the first third of the last century. The Pulitzer was first given in the early years of that century, having been envisioned by Joseph Pulitzer in his 1904 will. He was tired of rotten journalists and their writing, but didn’t mind a little sensationalism to boost the circulation of his own papers.
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