An opinionated gossip column written by the intrepid blogger from the @the Double D Series. It could contain bits of news, interesting facts, and who knows what else. These blogs entries are meant to keep the citizens of the fictional city of Miller, Texas up to date on the happenings around town. The posts are a mix of fact and fiction.
A Blog By Any Other Name
September 22, 2014
Once a blong, always a blog.
Blogging. This intrepid blogger had no idea that
keeping a blog going would be so much work…or so much fun. The truth is many people blog every day. To blog, which is a shorten version of the
weblog (remember everything on the net is written without spaces, so weblog equals
web log.) is to open up your personal, but hopefully not private, journal to
anyone who wants to read it. Blogs
range from how to care for plants to what to do if you find yourself confronted
by an angry zebra in the pride lands of Africa.
Okay, so maybe Disney’s Lion King
is playing the background, but if you look hard enough I’m sure that someone
has advice to give on either the above sit-chi-ations. So why this blog? Why a blog about a little town in Texas so
remote that most people have never heard of it, can’t find it on a map, and believe
is fictional? An aside if I may, if
Miller, Texas is fictional, what does that make the blogger? A figment of the figment of someone’s
imagination. Not. This blogger is as real as your imagination
allows. Anyway, the blog exists because
people like to know what is going on in their neighbor’s backyard. It’s true.
A sad testament of the times, but true.
And as long as people enjoy gossip and keep clicking on this blog, it
Now on to the gossip…The
air is turning crisp, which means most people are spending more time outside
than inside. Because people rolling down their window and taking in the
scenery, it has been noted that the Princess and the Cowboy have become quite a
regular jogging duo. Old news. Still the patrons of the Double D have been
treated to some rather interesting sightings over the past few weeks. The Princess seems to bent on ignoring what
is right in front of her face (the Cowboy) in favor of some odd but
entertaining gentlemen. These gentlemen
have whizzed in and out of the Double D fast enough to make your head spin, and
who do you think is on hand as her wingman.
Who else, but the Cowboy. It’s
all platonic, according to sources close to the duo, but this blogger says, “Hooey!” If you were at the Miller Middle School game
last Thursday, then it will be no surprise to you that this duo was spotted
seated together cheering on the Huskies.
Sounds like a romance. Like always, this blogger will keep sniffing
around, and as soon as more gossip is available, it will appear here, on this
blog, which now has over 20,000 followers.
Meanwhile, be sure you
have your rain gear out of moth balls.
It is supposed to be a wet fall and winter, and nothing is worse than
being caught unprepared in a rainstorm in chilly weather. Brrr.
September 29, 2014 All the rain
falling in our neck of the woods lately has the citizens of Miller feeling a
little like ducks. Although rumor has it
that ducks don’t like the rain any more than humans. True or not true? Good question. No ducks could be bothered to answer that question
with anything other than a raucous, “Quack! Quack!” But it isn’t ducks that that come to mind on
this dreary Monday morning, day number seven of rain, rain, and more rain.
Okay, now you’re thinking about Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, right? You know, water,
water, every where, / and not a drop to drink. No.
That isn’t what’s on tap for today.
He! He! Today is about the post
office. Usually the mail runs by nine in
the morning. Not today. Today it is nearly noon and no mail yet. Is it a federal holiday, you know one of
those that only government employees, banks, and the post office get off? Nope.
Today is not a holiday. Now, what
could be holding up the…
May 14, 2017 Mother's Day Did
you know that it is estimated that more than 23 billion dollars will be spent
on flowers and presents for Mother's Day this year? Mind boggling, isn't it. One can only imagine
how the lady who considered herself the Founder of Mother's Day, Anna Jarvis,
would react to that. Even though it was her life long quest to have a day
in May designated as Mother's Day, a day to honor the mothers, she fought
equally as hard to keep it from becoming a commercialized holiday.
Regardless of her intentions, the idea grew--backed by florists, restaurants, and card shops--until in 1914 Congress passed
a law making the second Sunday of May a national day to remember mothers.
Why May, you ask? Jarvis' mother died in May. She wanted the day to be closed to the anniversary of her mother's death as possible. Jarvis's mother,
Anna Reeves Jarvis, was active in helping mothers learn how to take care of
their children in what was th…
January 12, 2017 As I sit here and listen to the weather for the next few days, high 50s with a less than 40% chance of rain during the day; low 30s at night, I can’t help but feel a little relieved. Especially when The Weather Channel flashed a map of all the places in the U S that it's snowing today. Brrrrr! So. Glad. I'm. Not. In. The. Northwest. Today. Animals at the Portland Zoo feel a little differently. They seem to be enjoying their "closed because of heavy snow" day the way that school kids do when school is closed because of snow. If you have trouble getting the video to play, you can view it on youtube at this link: First Day of Snow at Portland Zoo.
Don't worry folks if the rumors are a little thin today. You know that this blogger has an
ear to ground for all the latest gossip and will fill you in later...on that
you can be sure. Things are definitely heating up in Miller, even if the
temps are warm enough to shed the old jacket and roll up your sle…