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.
December 30, 2018 The Eve of the Eve of the New Year
Is there anyone else out there who detests New Year’s Eve? Not that getting together with friends and family for a celebration is inherently detestable, but on this one night, the gathering seems a little too forced and most parties are full of strangers who you’ve never seen before and will likely never see again. Don’t even think about showing up at one of these shindigs in your ratty gender-neutral jeans and a worn tee without a date and no real career plans because this puts you in the LOSER category like nothing else ever will. Boom! The sound of the door slamming, shutting your scruffy self in the cell reserved for people with no ambition, echoes loudly in the minds of the party goers who adhered to the mandate that regardless of the truth this one night you must put on a show for the world. If you don’t, then well…LOSER might as well be tattooed on your forehead. Even here deep in the Piney Woods in East Texas, where fashi…
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…
December 28, 2017 The Dreary Days of December have come again!
Have you ever noticed that the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day seems drearier than the rest of the year? The presents are opened, the stockings are empty, the Christmas decorations have lost some of their luster...and we find ourselves wishing for summer. It could be the sugar crash that most of us experience. Or it might be the symbolic end of another year, although birthdays are a better anniversary for the passage of years, regardless of the annual year-end countdowns that fill our airways the last week of December. But this insidious feeling of bleakness has its roots sunk deep in our psyche. We have long been led to believe that dark, dreary, and dull equal depressing. There is actually some science behind this notion. It’s called a lack of Vitamin D. The most potent source of Vitamin D, which is not actually a vitamin, is sunlight. Think about it.