About

One of the things I enjoy about the talent show, The Voice, are the blind auditions.  No visuals to influence decisions, just the sound of a singular voice. I love the concept and so I decided to apply the same logic here.

Besides, providing pictures, telling you where I live, how old I am, where I work, what I do or have done for a living doesn’t really tell you about me, nor does it define who I am.  So I decided to skip that part entirely and let you use your imagination. It’s more fun that way.

However, I’ve been told that people like to know a little about whom they’re reading, which I’m guessing is why you clicked the “About” button. So let me give you some information about me that REALLY matters. The juicy stuff that you won’t find on dust covers.

Here we go……

I’ve often heard that you can’t love “things”. And I suppose that’s mostly true. But my guess is the people who say that have never tasted chocolate and if they have tasted chocolate and still feel the same way then I can’t really trust them. So why should I believe anything they say or think?  I love chocolate.  I also enjoy desserts, especially anything with chocolate in it.

I also love sitting on a beach, the state of Maine, (no, I don’t live there), practical jokes, people who have an unfiltered sense of humor, traveling, the innocence of children, the sound of laughter, anticipation, warm bread, and common sense , (though that seems to be in steep decline these days.)  I love magic, (and I’m not interested in knowing how the trick is done), Calvin and Hobbes, family traditions, Christmas Eve, the smell of a newborn baby and fresh cut grass. I love all things breakfast, hugs, baseball, sunsets, walking in the rain, surprises, (there are so few real ones left), road trips, music, rocky coastlines,  history, creative people and the peacefulness of an empty church.

I believe in God and I love my wife and family very much.

On the flip side of the ledger……

I don’t like phony people. Really, I don’t. I feel the same way about disrespect in any form or discrimination of any kind. I don’t like flying, deceit, arrogance, hospitals, peas, abuse, and unfortunately, math and science. ( Sorry, my mind just isn’t wired that way). I don’t like traffic, car dealerships, winter, elevators, reality television, gym clothing in church, people who ask questions just to hear themselves speak and anything that gives me motion sickness.  And I don’t like saying goodbye.

I live somewhere close to you, in case you were wondering, but far enough away that we won’t be meeting for breakfast any time soon. Unless of course you’re buying. Then I’m all in.

And yes, we were more than likely born in the last century, so you see……we do have something in common. So now you know a lot about me, and I can tell, even from here, that you’re finding it hard to control your excitement.

I guess the final question is, why did I start this blog? Well, to begin with, I enjoy writing.  So this is mostly for me, a way to share my voice with anyone who wants to listen to whatever the flavor of the day might be.

So that’s why I’m here. This is my outlet, my way to get rid of the head shaking absurdities I sometimes see or hear. Along the way, there may be some creative writing, stories and surprises. But mostly I’m here to talk out loud and have fun. I hope you do the same.

Thanks for listening.

 

 

 

91 thoughts on “About

  1. George Post author

    LOL….funny you should say that. I was just thinking that I should redo mine. Thank you for being so kind. Quite honestly I had no idea what I was doing….still don’t. Thank you for being a part of this new experience for me. Have a great week.

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  2. A.PROMPTreply

    Thank you for finding my blog today. I popped over to learn a bit about you and found this awesome About page. Probably the most interesting About page I’ve read on here in a year. Most impressed. Also very much like your hammock pic. Am off to explore your blog in more detail. I’m intrigued!

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    1. George Post author

      Thanks so much. Having never done this before I was considering changing my About page but now you have me second guessing that thought. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you come back to visit again and enjoy growing the site. Thank you once again.

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  3. charlypriest

    NIce about page, quite original and more than sufficient information to know. So you too see and hear things and you have to write them down….that´s what I like about writers. I have a problem with hearing words in my head on a constant basis and if I don´t jot them down on a piece of paper I think I´d go nuttier than I´m already are. This has to be some kind of addiction or disease, I suffer from OCW (obsessive compulsive Writing) and worst is not all that great, but have to put it on paper those roaming words in my head.

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    1. George Post author

      Thank you and thanks for visiting. I’ve never heard of OCW before but I’m sure lots of people who enjoy writing experience many of the same thought….:)

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      1. mamalisa4

        There are a bunch, but please feel free to pick and choose or do them all!! You have been so supportive of my blog!! Thank you!! 🙂 I really appreciate it!

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    1. George Post author

      Thank you so much, Mindy. That’s very kind of you. The feeling is certainly mutual. I enjoy your very interesting stories of past and present life and all those characters who seem to seek you out and make you crazy….:)
      And thank you for the nomination. I’m never sure what to do with these but the fact that even one person enjoys some of the things I put out there is reward enough for me. I’m going to read it now. Thank you again…:)

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      1. Mindy

        Anytime George! Honestly, I never know what to do either but, like you, am always thankful for the thought 🙂

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    1. George Post author

      Thank you so much, that was nice of you. I never know what to do with these awards and how to respond, I’m just enjoying the experience and appreciate anyone who finds it interesting. Thanks so much for reading and, once again, for thinking of me with this nomination.

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    1. George Post author

      Hi Hugh, thank you for the follow. I’ve looked at your about page and it seems like I’d enjoy reading your views on a variety of things, many laced with a sense of humor. I look forward to reading more as I follow your thoughts and read through some of your past posts. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Carrie Rubin

    I love the beach in Maine too. My stepdad has a condo there. It’s been a long time since we’ve visited, and your words remind me I need to get there again soon. Oh, and as for the chocolate? I totally agree!

    Thanks for visiting my site. Much appreciated!

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    1. George Post author

      Have some lobster for me when you get there…) I don’t know what it is about Maine. I love the rocky coastline which is so different from the Jersey shore. The people are very friendly and the harbor towns are so quaint, it just feels right. Of course, then there’s the food…..

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  5. Nancy

    I really like what you’ve written here (and how you snuck “peas” into the middle of you dislike list) but to be honest I was ready to follow you when I saw how big Bruce Springsteen’s name was in your tags cache. What can I say, I’m a Jersey Girl. I have my priorities. 😊

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    1. George Post author

      If you’re a big Springsteen fan then your priorities seem to be in perfect order..:) thank you for the follow and I hope you enjoy our Springsteen Sunday’s. It’s always nice to have a Jersey Girl in the mix.😊

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  6. ksbeth

    hello, and thanks for reading and following. your blog looks very honest and refreshing and i like that in a blog. ) i look forward to reading more from you – best, beth

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  7. paywindow7

    I read your “About” and found out that we have a lot of common ground in the likes and dislikes columns, but we are also different in some things, which is as it should be. I like your writing and look forward to following your posts. Thanks for following my blog thingy. It’s not really a blog, more a holding tank for nere-do-well notes from the past. I don’t write much anymore but I still find it enjoyable when I can find the rhythm. I’m glad I found your place.
    Bob

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  8. blondieaka

    Ahhhh all has been revealed… now I know why you said no chocolate in my brownie recipe..but Nutella not for me… give me Marmite any day on toast,cheese,cheese straws…..oh now I’ve made myself want some…Love your about page and thank for the follow,looking forward to reading more of your blogs…..Tropical regards to you on this sunny morning George 🙂

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      1. blondieaka

        Absolutely but here they put something in it to stop it melting..yuk you don’t want to eat it so all my visitors know bring her proper chocolate..ha ha and fudge…George you are making think too much about chocolate and the like..byeeee 🙂

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  9. laura bruno lilly

    Hello George- Found you via Bob Cloud ‘paywindow’.
    I’m in the process of re-thinking/doing the static pages of my website/blog as I enter into my third year of blogging. The ABOUT page is one of those. This one of yours is a great inspirational template!
    As for the content of your posts, I’ll be following those, too.
    peace

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  10. jetgirlcos

    What a wonderful “about” ! I’m very glad to have found your site! I like/dislike many of the same things in fact. Except for flying. Thanks for following my blog even though you don’t like flying 🙂

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    1. George Post author

      Thank you. I love traveling but the though of getting in a plane…:) I do it, but it’s not a relaxing experience, especially those 10-11 hour flights..:) maybe one day I’ll get more comfortable with it but I’m running out of time..:) thank you for the follow. Looking forward to some good recipes.

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      1. BunKaryudo

        I think I quite like some parts of science at school because they were either about animals and plants, which I loved, or it involved explosions. As science edged towards numbers, though, I quickly began to dislike it more.

        Anyway, thanks for your kind wishes. I enjoyed my visit.

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  11. sportsattitudes

    An “About” for the ages. Well done. Thanks for the follow and am enjoying following your blog now as well. One fave…if you would visit my lifeattitudes blog as well. It is closer in spirit to your work here…and perhaps you would enjoy that site even more. Thanks again!

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  12. Denise Hisey

    Hi George!
    My blogging friend Diana sent me your way. I thoroughly enjoyed your ‘about’ page and you’re right, we do have much in common. In both the like and dislike categories 🙂
    Also loved the photo of your granddaughter (?) and puppy. So sweet!

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    1. George Post author

      Thank you, Denise and my thanks to Diana as well. I’m glad we’re on the same page for likes/dislikes..:)
      Yes that’s my granddaughter and my daughter’s Golden. Funny how those unexpected moments show themselves sometimes.
      Thank you for stopping by and the follow…:)

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    1. George Post author

      Thanks so much for saying that Sara. I plan on doing the same with yours. I followed you because the few that I read I really enjoyed. Looking forward to reading more..:)

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  13. Lynn

    Hi George! Found you via Ann over at Muddling Through Middle Age. I so enjoyed reading your “About” page. I am with you on the peas, particularly frozen ones! Lovely to meet you & I look forward to reading more of your blog.

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