Adventures & Insights

One man's adventures in the physical and intellectual worlds…

TGI Friday!!

First of all, let me apologise for the lack of posts over the last two days. Things have been happening and while I’ve been working on posts, each one that I started just fell into disarray and became unworthy of posting. I’ve kept the drafts though with the expectation that at some point I will be able to salvage and rebuild them into something worth spending five minutes of your life reading. 😉

The week has been an eventful and interesting one and not only for me. The Chilean miners have been safely reunited with their loved ones, the Commonwealth Games in Delhi have drawn to a close, Japan is bringing teleconferencing to a new, somewhat scary age and smartphones are helping African cow farmers maximise their stock’s breeding potential. Globally it seems to have been a pretty good news week.

I’ve also enjoyed (as usual) catching up on what my fellow bloggers have been up to this week. If you get the chance, I highly recommend visiting my friends to read more about their own adventures through life.

Marinasleeps faced physical and life threatening danger when snapping a “Gasquatch” (I’ve coined this term given the quality of the photo, the fact that you can’t really see him smoking and the rarity of sightings these days. I am also taking a moment to applaud my creativity on this one. Nice work, Christian.) and spent more of her fortune at Walgreens while suddenly remembering the unforgettable inspirational-yet-demeaning rantings of her high school chemistry teacher. Big week Marina, I hope you get some rest this weekend!

The Edmonton Tourist was away in Paris last week – LUCKY! and this week she unfortunately missed Thanksgiving, but was thankful for a lot anyway (because after all, you don’t need a special occasion to be thankful for stuff). A picture of John Cougar Mellencamp triggered a mildly panicked flashback but let me reassure you Tourist, you’re still a quality woman. I’ve got grey splashing across my temples, I own it completely and will never dye it. Unless I’m asked to by a movie studio that wants to pay me a couple of million bucks and make me a star. Even then though I won’t keep it dyed.

EduClaytion reminded us that sometimes, dreams do come true. If I followed any kind of sport more closely I’d add a witty response about a comparable feat in Australian sport… Unfortunately I’ve got nothing in this particular arena. I do however love the post and all that it represents!

Blisstrack filled us in on a week in the life of a student of medicine (sorry Bliss, my Spanish is still non-existent but the Google translator was pretty nice to me) and I just hope that this weekend will be restful! Posky, while battling infection, pondered the possibility of magical babies and jested musically with the aid of Billy Joel (which I found quite amusing).

Chase McFadden filled us all in on his latest adventure with Tax Credit #4, Lessons From Teachers and Twits highlighted the potential issues related to children having mobile phones and lamented her need for reading glasses and BearyWeather shared with us some wonderful photos of Fall embracing her little piece of paradise in Minnesota. It made me wish I could pack my bags and experience the place for myself.

Finally, Girl on the Contrary reported that yet again, the Austin City Limits music festival was a resounding success and even though she’s currently being ravaged by the plague, she still has the strength to share with us excellent advice on avoiding fights with chimpanzees over the last banana, not speaking badly about people just in case they’re your waiter and putting your grandmother before Dancing with the Stars. Such unwavering humanitarianism.

I’m thinking of changing the design theme of this blog but I can’t find much in the way of fun yet poignant graphics that I can use to create a header image. I may be able to string a few words together from time to time but when it comes to the visual arts, if there aren’t numbers to match to colours I’m toast. So if you have any suggestions I’d love to hear them! Last night I looked for pictures of garden gnomes and open roads. That’s the kind of combination I’m looking for. Everyone loves hearing stories from travelling gnomes.

He looks like he has some fun yet poignant stories.

I’ll keep adventuring and I hope you all do the same.

 I wish you all a very happy Friday, whether it’s almost over, just beginning or is still a few hours away.


6 responses to “TGI Friday!!

  1. blisstrack October 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    I’m flattered too 🙂 thank you!

  2. bearyweather October 17, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Wow, am flattered to be included in your list of blog reading highlights this week .. thanks. I too am having difficulties posting regularly these days … too much work to do. We all go through writing slumps … and it is not big deal. I find that reading one or two interesting works from my favorite blogs each week is usually much more fulfilling than little daily blurb about something.

  3. ragrobyn October 15, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I accept your apology only because I missed you terribly!! Keep posting! Maybe start dressing like a gnome. That might create some interesting adventures in itself!
    And a huge thank you for the mention!

    • OpentoAdventure October 16, 2010 at 12:58 am

      Don’t worry, I’ll be blogging for a long while to come. 🙂

      It’s definitely worth considering the costume; I’m sure it would create many unique opportunities!

      Your blog is great, thank YOU for continuing with it.

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