On June 1, 2013, I did not write a blog post. It is a shame because if I did, I would have five different posts to share with you that I wrote on past dates of June 1. If you know me, I like to write in groups of five (i.e. the Thursday Rundown). However, I have to let it go…
Today I am going to look back on the four blog posts I wrote on June 1 in 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015. I am doing this because each post is wildly different and because I really don’t have any better ideas for today. I feel my writing has improved over the years so I will start with the newest entry and work down to when I was a much greener blogger.
What Really Fascinates Me About Caitlyn Jenner (June 1, 2015) – One year ago the American public was as obsessed about the Caitlyn Jenner transformation as it is about the gorilla situation today. Both episodes have dominated the media and Facebook (and obviously blogs). I stayed out of the morality of Jenner’s move but I did write about how incredible modern science is. The fact that a doctors can successfully transition a person from a man to a woman baffles me. It amazed me then and it still amazes me now. You know what would amaze me even more? If the rumor is true that Jenner wants to transition back to Bruce (and it actually happens!),
Snacking Southern Style (June 1, 2014) – I had just moved to Myrtle Beach and I wanted to try some Southern delicacies. I sampled three different popular snacks from this part of the country but the one I really want to apologize to in these few sentences is boiled peanuts. Because I bought a CAN of the Southern staple I did not give it a fair shake. Two years ago I criticized the snack but now I absolutely LOVE boiled peanuts. It did take Sidney’s homemade recipe to make me come around but I can honestly say that I can go just as overboard eating boiled peanuts as I can with regular peanuts.
More Fun With Condescending Wonka (June 1, 2012) – There is no better meme than the originals. Can you believe it has been four years since Condescending Wonka was in its heyday? I got a big kick out of how sarcastic and mean Willy Wonka could be so I decided to get creative and write my own memes in the style of the Candy Man himself. I took on five different topics (blogging, sports marketing, Catholicism, the gym, and the bar) and penned my own little jokes. Full disclosure: After reading what I wrote four years ago, I actually was laughing out loud, mostly because they are just so stupid.
JACKED 4 JACK3D (June 1, 2011) – This stuff is illegal now as it rightfully should be. But five years ago it wasn’t and I was a JACK3D user. Before I would work out, I would use the supplement to make a drink and give me a major boost. In all honesty, it was an incredible product. It turned out to be a little too incredible, though. Older and wiser, I now know that I probably should not have put JACK3D in my body. But at the time, it was tough to resist the power it gave me.
Hope you enjoyed another trip down the Don’t Blink memory lane. I will see all of you back here tomorrow for my Thursday Rundown. Don’t Blink.
Be sure and ask Wanda, Brenda’s sister about her experience with boiled peanuts…..a great story.