Thursday, May 9, 2013

Count Your Downs: 700

I thought for the next three weeks or so, I would re-visit some old blog posts of mine and showcase how Cedar's Mountain has evolved over the past 59 months.

I know this sounds a little bit like my new series called "ReDeux!" but this is something so radically different that it will make your head spin, or at the very least, wonder why I wrote some of this stuff in the first place.

One thing that will make this post, which is #997, different from the others, is that I'll be whipping out some tags that have not see any kind of usage since the early days of this blog.

For instance, in celebration of revisiting blog post #700, I dusted off the shelf a very old tag called "State Workers".

There have been many occasions (about 23% of the blog posts) in which I have gone off on random streams of conscience. Usually this happens when I have absolutely nothing concrete to talk about and yet I still have to throw something up on the old computer screen in order to fulfill your need to read this blog.

This stream of conscience post from August 5, 2011 has about four parts to it, three of which deal with state workers and one deals with Facebook. Please take a gander at this post called "He Tapped His Temple Thrice" and let me know if your local guv'mental politics is pretty much like mine.

And to briefly interrupt this top ten countdown, Debra of She Who Seeks gives a nifty shout out to my latest. Please stop by and check it out.


  1. I so agree with limiting your number of FB friends. I did a "clearing house" recently and it felt like a cleanse. Oh, and I would much rather work with a bunch of men than a bunch of women any day!!!

  2. JKIRF: Thanks for stopping by to comment.

    In regards to that particular comment, that person was basically collecting friends for the sake of collecting friends. I unfriended her when she had hit about 4,000. I don't think I've been missed in the pass two years.

    I just realized that my entire state career (17 years) my co-workers have been about 95% women. I'm used to it and I don't mind one bit.

    I'm kind of the opposite in that I would rather work with a bunch of women than with men any day.

  3. I thought I remembered that one too, and I was right - great title. It's interesting, I think women coworkers interact differently with men than with other women. Not sure why.

  4. M: I would have to agree with that particular statement but modify it to that women interact differently with single men and married men.

    There are things that women (single or married) will tell married men that they would never tell a single man.

  5. What would I do with 3,000 Facebook friends? I don't know. I'll tell you when I get there. (When hell freezes over, or when pigs fly, whichever comes first.)

  6. Congrats on the excellent review, man!

  7. S.R.: A bit unbelievable, isn't it?

    I expect that for a celebrity page but not for an individual.

    Charles: Thanks. I'll take them anyway I can get them. :D

  8. I had a friend request on facebook just this morning from a woman I haven't seen or heard from in 20 years or so. facebook asked if I was actually friends with her or not (I guess they are doing a mini survey.) I didn't know how to answer that - of the more than 200 "friends" I have on facebook, I'd consider only a few true friends, but I never considered facebook as a measure of that anyway.

  9. Lynn: It's not so much as a survey than as a safety mechanism. When I had reactivated my FB account, I had a leftover friend request that I choose not to confirm.

    When FB asked me if I knew the person outside of FB, I truthfully answered no. They responded by saying that any future request from that person would be blocked.


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