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Friday, December 6, 2019

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Soon i will see 2020 and the 400th anniversary of Plymouth Rock

as a glasses wearer i am excited to say next year i will finally get to see 2020.
haha. no not 20/20. the year 2020.
my eyesight is worse than ever and getting worse but at least i get to reach a milestone next year.
all jokes aside....

next year will be the 400 year anniversary of the Mayflower landing when four of my ancestors (maybe more) came to America and set foot on shore near Plymouth Rock.
John Tilley and his wife Joan Hurst and their daughter and her husband John Howland were on that voyage. Although John Howland fell overboard on the way, he was rescued and later married Elizabeth Tilley and now here I am four hundred years later. Yay me!
My grandmother, Mamie Catherine Collins was a descendant of the Pilgrims and that makes me one too.

how to post to blogger. why exactly did they change it???

yes they changed the best blogging site on the net when it did not need to be changed. they made it worse and now you cant change a widget or post to your own blog without going thru the dashboard.
why? why blogger???
well it sucks now but its still the best blogging site online. so now to post here you have to click on the little tiny logo in the left top corner. its there. its just harder to find now.
the new post and button and stuff have been replaced by the handy sign in button even when you are signed in already.
something is broke and it didnt need fixing before.  guess i will just be writing here a little less now.
hope they fix it someday, but apparently i am the only one who noticed and i am invisible some how. i want my old layout back.
i dont want to add a link to my bookmarks the hard way. dont want to go to the dashboard and then find the layout and then find the widget and then click edit and then add the link when before i could just click the edit symbol and be there. get your act together blogger.

why the new twitter sucks

ridiculously not user friendly anymore. its hard to tweet anyone or find a button to send a tweet. nothing was wrong with the old layout but now i cant even talk to anyone.
why fix it if it aint broken?
now gab has the right layout. guess i will just use it from now on.
cant stand twitter now even ignoring the censorship.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Hall of Fame Award

Kind of liked the new poetry.com but it has vanished again and with it all my work and awards there... ugh.
Any way here is a hall of fame award i received there before it disappeared again. i got this award for claiming some of my old poems from the previous site.
you can read my poetry now at patreon for a small fee or buy a book at amazon.
more on that later.
The image is one i made with the poetry.com badge on it.




Genealogy Awards and Badges

Genealogy Awards and Badges on Wikitree 




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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

like our fb fan page....

New Facebook page...

photo by Alex Haney on Unsplash

now get more from this site with our new facebook fan page...
check it out and give us a like at
https://www.facebook.com/myblogsspot/

the fan page will be sharing interesting articles as well as keeping you updated on current events and blog news. 

facebook pages are a good way to find new readers. people you dont even know will like and follow your page out of the blue. its a good marketing strategy for sure.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

SpongeBob is real and Bikini Bottom exists!

You heard it right. Spongebob is actually filmed through a crystal ball and exists in an alternate universe where the laws of physics are a bit different. The makers of the show found an alternate universe at a seance and were so fascinated by it that they decided to film it as a documentary. After filming several episodes they decided that no one ever watches documentaries so they should just make it look like a cartoon show instead. While the actor who plays the pirate is actually one of us, the visits to Bikini Bottom are all documentary footage of the alternate universe and yes squirrels can actually live at the bottom of the ocean there despite the head crushing pressure that humans would face.

The inhabitants of this alternate reality actually do speak English so the show's creators were able to understand everything they say.

Why does Mister Krabs have a whale for a daughter? Turns out he adopted her to get a welfare check from the Bikini Bottom Department of Marine Affairs.

Why did Sandy Cheeks move to Bikini Bottom? In reality, she left Texas to escape a stalker who likes to rape squirrels and chickens. She went into the witness protection program and they figured he would never find her in Bikini Bottom.

Is Patrick really that dumb? Yes. Yes he is.

Why do the fish drown at the beach and how does it rain underwater? There are still things about this alternate universe we do not quite get.

Why are the fish so humanish?  In their reality nuclear radiation altered the fish in that area and changed them from regular aquatic life in other areas of the world. The residents were warned by King Neptune never to go into the forbidden zone where they would be eaten by sharks and die.

Where is Bikini Bottom located in the alternate universe?
Bikini Bottom is located in the Pacific Ocean at the bottom of the sea, below its signature island, Bikini Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the alternate reality they have labelled Bikini Bottom Land for scientific reference.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

hostgator declined to work with me... but Bluehost is cool.

"HostGator.com has declined your request to work with the campaign HostGator.com for the following reason: Not enough traffic."
is it my fault there is not enough traffic here? besides i have only just begun... you lose hostgator.... in the meantime, i am now affiliated with Bluehost. look for their links to appear here soon.  oh btw, going to be doing a little seo soon... 
be sure to look over the ads and affiliate partners section and drop in if you like... i only do business with the best partners. Even Amazon thought i had enough traffic to take a shot. 

blue host is cool. click the link on the sidebar to work with them and get your site hosted for less than four bucks a month. thats cheaper than lunch.... 

peace.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Sister Sasha sells shiny sea shells by the sea shore

Sister Sasha sells shiny sea shells by the sea shore. she sends sixteen shiny sea shells to Sister Cynthia on Saturdays and sixteen shiny sea shells to Sister Sally on Sundays. If she finds sixty six shiny sea shells on Saturday morning, how many shiny sea shells should shiny sea shell seller Sister Sasha have to show on Sunday night?

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Brand U

its all about the branding baby. your profiles need the same name if at all possible.
there are a few other ray nichols online so i cant always get @raynichols for a username, but if you can nail the same ids down for all your accounts they will blend well with your website and make it easier for people to find you. if you cant get the same id for each profile at least put all your social media on your home page so fans can check them against posers. while i will probably never have to discredit a poser for my accounts, its just more logical to use the same handle for each site when possible. also, the same profile pic, you cant even get verified most of the time if you change your pic so get a really good one and use it well and forever. updated pics can be put elsewhere, but a social media profile pic is just like a logo for a business. use it well.

does congress need a raise?

congress makes 174k a year. cost of living in the usa?
Living expenses in the USA
average cost
Single person, per year $13,200
University student, per month $794
Four person family, per month $4,045
Four person family, per year $48,540
congress needs a raise when everyone in america is making a minimum wage of 174000 a year. period.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

A New Bond

M introduced herself and invited him to sit down. 
"Here's your new id, Nick." she handed him a wallet with id inside. 
He opened it up and looked at it. "Bond? James Bond," he read the name on the id, then he eyed the credit cards inside. 
"All double 0 sevens use that name. We change the picture of course. From now on you will operate as James Bond, 007." The new director sat in her chair and smiled, lifting her glass to her lips. 
"Wouldn't it be better to use a different name for each new agent?" he asked. 
"No, of course not, Mister Bond. The legends of your exploits are greatly intimidating to your opponents. They cant figure out why they cant kill you, you see." M smiled and took a sip from her wine glass. 
"I would just as soon they didn't." he said. 
"Relax, James. The last one who tried is dead." M put her glass down and turned on her laptop, brushing her long red hair out of her eyes. "And you graduated top of your class. Your instructors will see to it no one lays a hand on you. The double 0's are legend in their field. Oh, you have a meeting with Q in an hour. Don't be late." 
"Q? Who's that?" James looks at his new watch and checks the time... 
"New girl, very inventive, like her father before her... She has some gifts for you." M turns to her laptop and begins to read documents on it. "Don't be late." 
"Right, I'll just see myself out." James rises from his chair and exits to the outer office where a lovely secretary with long legs is typing a letter. "Oh hello. Bond. James Bond here." He introduces himself mostly to get in the practice. He nods and holds out his hand. 
The young girl at the computer keeps typing without looking up. "So you're the new 007. Shame. I rather liked the last one. Name's Moneypenny. Just started about a month ago. Nice to meet you. Don't be late for your meeting with Q." 
"They never told me what happened to the last 007. I don't suppose he retired..." James smiled slightly, hoping for a favourable answer. 
Miss Moneypenny looked sadly at her screen for a moment then sighed and went back to typing again. 
"Right, well. Mustn't be late for miss Q." James headed out the door. Preferring to not think about the future, or James Bond's past. He hoped that miss Q would be more of a talker some how, but he doubted it....

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

home remedies for gout

home remedies for gout....

gout is a form of arthritis that hurts a lot worse. i had to google home remedies when i had my last attack and here is a list of some home remedies that i found that are supposed to help.....

  • Magnesium
  • Ginger
  • Warm water with apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and turmeric
  • Celery or celery seeds
  • Nettle tea
  • Dandelion
  • Milk thistle seeds  
  • cherries or tart cherry juice  
  • hibiscus  
  • apples 
  • bananas 
  • epsom salt baths 
  • Topical cold or hot application 
  • eliminate diet triggers 
  • hydrate often 
  • get plenty of rest 

*avoid coffee and orange juice, red meat and turkey, beer and alcohol, asparagus, cauliflower and spinach, and seafood.


links 

Gout Remedies

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