Thursday, July 31, 2008

More Bizness

First matter of biz:

Believing GOD

I'm heading over to Diane's today at Meyers on the Hood to see what she picked up from Beth Moore's Believing God online study ... you come, too! You don't have to be signed up, you know, to read and comment. Please join in.

Second matter of biz: Thank you all for your comments yesterday about what wall "treatment" (that's what we pros call it) I should go with. It just goes to show that it truly does take a village to help me make a decorating decision. And, as my husband has pointed out, isn't it a totally female thing to do--to get on your blog and ask other bloggers for their decorating opinions? Can you imagine a guy doing this? No. They still do not ask directions. GPS devices nearly emasculate them because it's like they're accepting advice--usually from a woman's voice. And that is reason #4,738 I'm glad I'm not a man: I can ask a bazillion women how I should decorate one wall in my home and feel just great about it, thank you very much.

Biz #3: Alert reader Cindy of Notes in the Key of Life pointed out that yesterday, I mistakenly called Dark Shadows' Barnabas Collins "Barnaby Jones," which is a giant mistake because you can clearly see that one of these men is from the 19th Century. Well, OK, you can clearly see that one of these men is angry and vengeful. OK--the guy with the mood ring? That's Barnabas. The guy with the sour puss? That's detective Barnaby Jones, aka Jed Clampett, aka Buddy Ebsen, who was originally cast as the Tin Man of Oz, but since he was deathly allergic to the suit, they gave him the boot, and he had that sour look on his face forever after. The last pic is of Bobby Sherman, who, in my 8 year-old estimation was the only man on the planet tough enough to put Barnabas Collins in his place. Bobby sure looks tough, huh. Did you ever write a letter to a famous person? (Not necessarily to ask one famous person to beat up another famous vampire person, of course.) Let me know who you wrote to, and then go say hi to Diane.


Mrs. Who said...

I do name things like that ALL the time. As the librarian, I have to know all the kids names (I try anyway) and I'm always calling them by some famous persons name by mistake.

"MoodyBlue" Jodi said...

Boy those women have the most narrow waists!!!

You are SO right about men too! LOL!

Chatty Kelly said...

I wrote a letter to Shaun Cassidy pouring out my heart and sharing my undying love, and do you know that bum never wrote me back? I even asked for a 8 x 10 photo. Nothing. Geez. (by the way I was probably 11 at the time).

da do ron ron ron, da do ron ron.

gcrow said...

Thanks for making me laugh - very funny, goofball.

Why 2nd Cup of Coffee? said...

Takes one to know one, goofball.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Well, you alreay know this, but I gave my autograph to Donnie Osmond one time. *grin*

I also wrote a letter to Davy Jones of the Monkees. Yes I did.

About a year later, I got a signed glossy pic of him, too! I have often wondered if HE actually signed that, or if his "fan club" did. I choose to think he did...and wrote my name too!


Dena H. said...

I wrote a letter to Barry Williams (AKA: Greg Brady) and a month or so later he signed autographs in person. I was devastated that he didn't remember me writing him. Oh the sadness my poor 10 yr old body felt.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Hey! Which paper did you choose?

Guinevere Meadow said...

Bloggers are useful for all SORTS of advice!! Men just have no idea how strong our friendships with bloggers we've never met in real life can be!!

When I was in early adolescence, I just adored the tv show "Dr Quinn Medicine Woman." I wrote letters to most of the cast and received signed photos from Jane Seymour, Joe Lando and Jessica Bowman. I was thrilled!

Beck said...

I wrote a letter to A-Ha at 13, telling them of my undying luv for them. They never replied - which turned out to be a good things, since it turned out that my luv was not that undying.

Nadine said...

Thank you for stopping by today. I do enjoy old movies among other things.

I never written anyone famous, but if I did it would have been Cary Grant.

Debbie said...

I was so "in love" with Bobby Sherman.... Especially in Here Come the Brides.

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Darlene R. said...

Okay, I can't believe I'm about to admit this but I wrote a letter to Jon off of CHiPs.

I know, I'm a total dork!

It's been too long ago to remember what I wrote, but "he" sent me an "autographed" headshot.

lisabella said...

I wrote a "thank you" note to the 2004 Boston Red Sox for finally ending 86 years of disappointment!
I wrote to an entire organization, not just one person and I was 39 years old when I did it!

Merrie said...

I'm so glad you have alert readers who KNOW things and see them. I just tend to believe that someone else certainly knows more than I do about it - after all it IS in black and white in front of me!
(like your new wallpaper???)

Truth4thejourney said...

Hey Linda,
Regarding a comment you made over at Meyers on the Hood. There was a book by John Piper called, "Battling Unbelief" that I did as a ladies bible study last summer. It completely laid a new foundation of faith and how to believe God for things without the wrong attachments of, what happens when I don't get the answer I'm looking for. I highly recommend the book and the study. Glad to be on-line in this Beth Moore study with you. :)

Rachele said...

First, I must say, I agree with Nadine - Cary Grant is the dreamiest, the mostest, and he had his suits tailored to fit him for every show he was in, classy, sophisticated, debonair - you get the point Love the man (well the roles he played anyway) Monkey Business is hilarious!! I would so write this man. (btw my hubby leaves the room when I watch him. lol)
Seriously, I don't thinkn I have ever written anyone until I was older and I give my representatives enough to cover their walls with moral issues and health care as well.
I did get a letter from President Nixon when I was born..hmmmmmm

Susan said...

Yep, I am pretty sure I may have written to Bobby Sherman himself! Of course, I never heard back.

Linda, your blog is one big wealth of knowledge, you know? I never knew that Buddy Ebsen was supposed to be the tin man. Let me just tell you my day is better for knowing this. I mean I may be able to answer a jeopardy question someday because of you.

Thank you!!

Hope your design challenge is coming to a resolution. Can't wait to see the results.

Cyndy said...

Hi Linda! Tag your it! Actually please don't feel like you have to do the following meme...I did it and I'm just playing along with the tagging bit...however, if you would like to here are the meme rules:

Here are the tag rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

So there it is...I'll make my way over to Diane's! And I think it's fun to let a couple million people help you make design decisions! What are blogs for!?! :)

LZ Blogger said...

I think all the girls loved Bobby Sherman... but I never thought of him as looking tough! ~ jb///

Mocha with Linda said...

Oh I was the nerdiest of the nerds. I wrote to Tom Netherton on The Lawrence Welk Show many moons ago. Tall, gorgeous voice, and a Christian.

And I just lost any hope of anyone ever visiting my blog again.

Becky said...

Hello 2nd cup. :-) Thanks for stopping by my bloggie. Your recent postings had me laughing... I like your style. I hope you chose the big white flower print with the swirly gray leaves, that is my fave. I love the idea of being able to chang the accent color... now I am soooo tempted to go B&W myself.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comments! Hope you have fun getting your kitchen all decorated! Black and white is always in style!

Yes, I did teach at Heritage Hall. And several of my kids (6th grade) were involved in one-eighty at the time. I taught there 5 years and worked at the hospital for a year before moving to Charleston, SC, where I met my hubby! ;D

chickadee said...

hey, thanks for stopping by the blog today. great to have you!

Edie said...

Oh my goodness, you are all a hoot. I think I'll stick around here a while. :)

I have never written to anyone famous but like some of you I was in love with Davey from the Monkees, Bobby Sherman, and not Shaun but David Cassidy.

So here's a little trivia for you. The not-so-tough guy, Bobby S became a reserve officer with the LAPD. Check it out - and

Ok so I need to find a new hobby...

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Hey, I posted an update (a day later, but who's counting?) on our Bible study from yesterday...Grab a cup o' joe and come see.