Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Beginnings- Journal Day

Today is a really special day. I finished the last pages of my "pen & pencil journal" yesterday and selected the blank book (from my collection of blank books) that will be my new journal. It has taken over a year to fill all the pages as I skip whole months at a time. I usually make a little collage on the first page. That "bucket list" is from a magazine advertisement. I'm not really looking for a boyfriend who is a good lover. And I'm not quite finished with the collage. The pages in this new book are thicker and more absorbent, less smooth. So less pen and more paste and paint. Should be interesting.

Yesterday was spent baking and trolling the internet for new blogs to read. I have several bookmarked and the ones I really like will soon be over on the right side bar. My tastes are changing. Cooking blogs. Decorating blogs. Art blogs. Garden blogs.

I also found the Alton Brown diet lists and added them to two blank pages I found I had skipped in the old journal. He has four lists of foods. Daily. Three times a week (at least). Once a Week. Never. Still confusing because there are so many foods not on any of the four lists. Milk. Eggs. Vegetables. After reading the comments I think Alton Brown doesn't like those things. Milk equals cookies in Alton Brown's world. And he must not like vegetables other than broccoli. I do.

G just left for his PET scan. He had to bring warm clothing because the exam room is very cold. Which is nice because today is very hot and humid. It rained overnight (love when it does that) and the garden is hydrated. The weeds are dying on the garden paths so we can spread the bark nuggets at some point in the weekend. I wonder if there are more zucchini waiting to be shredded and baked into Brownies?

PetCareBev has been commenting. She was upset by the "creepy" comment. You are not creepy Bev. It's just than most of us are not fully aware of the OPENness of the internet.
Nothing is actually private out there, so when something like this happens, it's disconcerting.

Not to me. I sent an email to Eukanuba, not to PetCareBev (who is no reply) with our story of the "wrong kibble in the bag" and haven't heard from them. No reply at all. I was hoping for a coupon for a free bag of dog food, at least, to make up for Riley's disappointment while eating the wrong stuff.

I have heard of bloggers mentioning Wonder Under and getting free bolts of the stuff from the manufacturer (usually teachers or authors). One blogger had problems with a computer addition and the CEO of the company commented on her blog and set her up with tech support to straighten it all out. I wrote about CROCS several times but they must not troll the internet for name usage. I really wanted some free shoes. I LOVE CROCS but they are so hard to find and buy around here. In fact, anyone out there, I adore Sharpie Pens, Neocolor crayons, CROCS, Eukanuba, FLAX clothing, Golden Fluid Acrylics, All-Clad Stainless Pans, and free fabric from new collections. If I had free fabric from new collections I would use it and show it on my blog. Promise. Send me stuff!!! I also enjoy new art quilting books and could read them, try some of the techniques and review them for the blog. I am excellent at critique. Always positive and helpful. New Book Reviews. Yes!

Okay, that takes care of the self promotion activities for the day. Wouldn't it be nice to have the blog earn money? I am really an underused (under read) resource.

Today I have all the things I didn't do yesterday, to do today. So many things got in the way yesterday. Like sitting here in front of the computer. I have to actually get something done today as I work tomorrow and Saturday. :-(


Diane N said...

Well, I've had 100% of my daily requirement of product placement after reading this. Now if I can just stop laughing. I sure hope you get something!

As for my previous comment, I didn't mean Bev was creepy. I meant that the way they picked up the blog entry due to mentioning the dog food brand was creepy.
I have read in the past that they have stuff like this to monitor comments about products but you are right. I do find it a little disconcerting.

I hope that Bev is sending you a coupon for a replacement bag of dog food as we speak. There's nothing worse than a disappointed dog who keeps eyeing you just to make sure you know how displease he really is.

Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

OK, first I have to say, LOVE the photo of Riley you posted yesterday! He's a sweetie!

I know you guys didn't think I was creepy--it's the whole concept of some stranger making a comment. But with the openess of the web, we're all attending the same party--unless you've adjusted your privacy settings.

Joanne, our email team may be a little behind in answering messages. If you are willing, email me at:


Using your email address, I can find the email you sent to us and take care of it.

And feel free (Diane too) to drop by my blog and leave a comment. I'm at

Hand Quilting Nana said...

You should call the number on the Eukanuba bag. I think that's where I got it. Anyway my dog had thrown up and she never does that. After a five hundred dollar vet bill to settle her stomach, I called Eukanuba because I thought something was wrong with the dog food.

After a little insistence they agreed to test a sample of it. They sent me a check to reimburse me for the bag of food and for the postage. Later I got a coupon good for $32 worth of dog food.

They said the dog food was fine just a little less protein than was advertised.

They are owned by P&G and couldn't have been nicer.

I think sometimes the emails get ignored.

Maybe you will still hear from them.