A Milestone: 1,000 Views!

Hooray!

Thanks everybody! I know many blogs have long ago zinged past this milestone, and are well into their second thousand (probably), but 1,000 views is great! One thousand…one thousand…no, I’m only allowed to say it once, since I only have 1,000 (technically, it’s 1,001, but that doesn’t matter)

~Aidyl

N.P.W.M. Days 11 and 12

Well, well, well, it looks like I’m going to reach 1,000 views next week! I reached a record of 50 views yesterday!

I keep being busy. Here’s yesterday’s poem:

Music

Beginning with a chord,

or a single note,

the song begins.

It flows up and down the scale,

each note in perfect harmony with the next,

the tone and accents

providing look to the song.

 

Ah, music. I play the piano, the tin whistle (an Irish flute), the guitar, and I sing, most excelling on the piano, having played since I was three or four. I am even writing a song now, so hopefully I can post that here.

Time for today’s poem:

One Line

Traced over the blank,

white page,

is a single pencil line,

so fine and straight,

it could be a hair.

This line could be:

the side of a building,

a tree’s trunk,

a road into the distance,

a ruler,

a tape measure,

a shelf,

the horizon

an arm,

a boat…

It could be anything until

I make it a snake.

Hope you’re writing too, even if it’s just, “I see a pretty pony in the clouds today,”, or “The kites in the yard over there are nice.” Those can be ideas for a poem, so try to write!

Oh, and maybe, just maybe, I can have a poetry contest on the last week of April. I will choose my favorite poem, and the winner will get something that I’ll have to figure out. It’s not a promise, so don’t count on it, but I’ll try to organize it.

~Aidyl

Yet Another New Theme

As you’ve read in the title…

Yes, I got a new theme. This one made me pause because it’s like a journal. And I love journals.

You’ve probably noticed my alarming habit to switch themes. This is because I like new looks. If you don’t like my new theme, let me know; I might change it back.

And so I’ve fulfilled my purpose with this post: to tell you why I changed my theme. I hope you’re satisfied. 🙂

~Aidyl

No Monkey Progress Today, I’m All Over The Internet, How to Baffle Your Friends, and This Is My Longest Title And My Longest Post

HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEllo.

As my title complies, I have no monkey progress. Yet. It’s understandable that I can’t find the time to sit down and knit, because I’m baking cookies, writing books, and otherwise juggling occasions of my life. I’m also a huge, hungry bookworm, and it’s hard for me to substitute a fun book and great story for watching my fingers knit. I promise, though, I’ll knit as hard as I can today.

Also.

Breaking news from the top of the blogosphere:

I’m on the internet.

Yes, these words are on the internet, but I can be found all over the internet now. For example, here’s a search for my blog URL. This one’s for just ‘bluegirlblueworld’. This link’s for my blog tagline.  You can also find me through WordPress.com tags and subjects, such as my most popular: music, nature,  Christmas, creativity, cookies, carnivores, new poems, and writing. People are clicking my comments to find their way here. (if you like me so much, SUBSCRIBE!)

And one more thing. Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Have a happy one. You could cut out a valentine, cut letters and words from old magazines and paste them to the heart, and put it in an envelope addressed to your sweetheart, anonymously written. (I’m doing that myself for a couple of friends. I just hope Lee-lee, as her nickname goes, and Jill don’t read my blog now.)

That’s all. For now. I mostly just felt like posting after such radio silence. And…I missed my Friday post, because I forgot. Yes, I’ll post an actual blog post, and not monkey pictures, every Friday, so that those who don’t really like knitting will have something to stare at.

So, to make up for Friday, I’ll talk about Tricks for your friends.

Have you ever wanted to figure out what your friend is thinking? Here’s a way. I’ll tell you to do it, and if your math is good, I will be able to tell what you’re thinking, anonymous person.

1. Pick a number. It’s easier if it’s not an integer or anything above 100.

2. Double it.

3. Add fourteen. (or any number that can be divided easily by two)

4. Divide by two.

5. Subtract the first number you thought of from this new number.

6. Is your new number 7 (or half of the number you added)?

Hah. Tell it to your friends and they will bow down to you forever. But, it’s time for another trick. Grab something. A coin, or small stone, is perfect. Don’t use a knife, scissors, a pencil, or an egg until you are really good at this.

Bend your right or left arm backwards. Grab your shoulder with that arm’s hand, then level your arm and turn your hand palm-up. Place your chosen object on the tip of your elbow, as close as possible without it falling off. Now, quickly, drop your elbow and move your hand forward in a straight line. When you feel something hit your hand, close it. If your reflexes are good, and you did this right, you should have the object in your hand. If the object hit your hand and smacked off the floor, try again. Don’t worry if you can’t get it right in a few tries, just practice.

Now you need a big bowl or pot. Fill a small cup with water, wine, juice, or something else, like vodka, and put it on the floor. Put your bowl or pot over the cup. (If it won’t fit, you need a smaller cup or larger bowl, or both.) Grab a friend or two. Or more. Tell them, “I will drink the *whatever you filled the cup with* without touching the bowl.” Show them what’s in the cup, and put the bowl over it. Sit down two feet from the bowel and close your eyes. Pretend you’re slurping something through a straw. Open your eyes and say, “Go ahead and look now.” They’ll lift the bowl up. Reach forward and grab the cup, and drink it. When you’re done, smile and say, “See? I drank it without touching the bowl.” They should laugh when they get the joke. If they don’t, and they get mad, run for your very life.

I hope none of those tricks endangered your life. And, hooray, I reached over 700 words! See you soon with monkeys.

~Aidyl

Note: When I first posted this, I got distracted and said “bowel” instead of “bowl”. 🙂  (If you don’t know what “bowel” means, go look it up)

New Theme

Hello everyone!

For the time being, I’ve changed the theme of the blog to ‘beach’. I thought that since it’s been bitterly cold across the US and the world, that I could change my theme to something a little…warmer. I liked the look and the crisp difference, and the sharks and sea animals at the bottom of the background. Hope you like it, too. 🙂

~Aidyl

Note: I will most likely be changing my theme back to ‘Ocean Mist’, the theme it was before, so don’t fret.  Feel free to let me know how you like the change. Truth to be told, I thought that the ‘Ocean Mist’ was kind of boring.

Bombs Away!

Bonjor my ‘dear’ readers!

I believe that I am in for something. Is anyone interested in an ongoing web-story? Kind of like a web-comic, but without the comic? I will make a brand new page just for that, and keep the whole story there–plus maybe an archives. Tell me this week, and I will tally up. Please give me an idea as to what the story could be about.

Hope to hear from you soon!

~Aidyl

PS: for a month, I’m going to start my posts with the letter b.

‘pologies, Dear Readers!

Hey.

I’m really most awfully sorry, but I can’t write today. I’m sorry that I didn’t let you know earlier; I was trying to cook up a new post. Distractions and events have bored their way into my head, and I’ve just found myself stuck with writer’s block. (for a definition about writer’s block, see this post) I will try to get a post up as early as I can tomorrow morning, but don’t count on it. Check at noon, then check in the evening, after you eat dinner (or before, whatever floats your boat), or subscribe and wait until you get the email. And to make up, I’ll make tomorrow’s post extra-long or extra-good, or make an extra post. If I can’t, fhluappa. And in case you need it, here’s the definition of ‘fhluappa’: 1. adjective, ENGLISH. A sound made when frustrated or irritated. When used in a sentence, has the same meaning as ‘crackers’. E.G: If I can’t, crackers.

Sorry again, and if you’re looking for something to spend your afterhours reading, check out one of my links in the bottom of my sidebar. 🙂

~Aidyl