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Just in case you could only think of 29…
That’s right, folks! I really want to keep this blog going in the midst of my precarious health situation, so I thought I would give you wonderful readers a chance to contribute.
Got a project you’d like to share? A favorite artist? If you’ve been following this site and feel you would be a great guest writer, please send a sample post to email@example.com. You can format your email with words and images as you would format the actual post, or send an attachment.
If it fits the site, I will put it up, along with any links to your own blog or personal website (of course you will be given ample credit for your contribution). I look forward to seeing what you all come up with and making this a true community project until I have recovered enough to resume full blogging responsibilities (and who knows, some of you may earn a permanent guest blogger spot!).
Looking back at these posters from 40-50 years ago, it is difficult to fathom the possible demise of books for the masses. How cool would it have been to live back just that short time ago?
**My daily request to send Good Thoughts, Positive Energy, Prayers, and ANY means of conveying support and healing to Dana is the biggest reward I can ask the Readership for at all times. THANK YOU! The Proxy Blogger**
This was a fun stumble-upon from Buzzfeed. Vintage photos of girls with cats. They have 43 of them, so have a look.
Planning a party? Better yet–attending one? How great would it be to have favours like these waiting for you? Check out what Vintage Confections offers.
**May I make a daily request for the Readership to send Good Thoughts, Positive Energy, Prayers, and any means of conveying support and healing to Dana. She is struggling with getting past impossible pain on an hourly basis. One can only hope doctors are able to find a way to rewire her nervous system. THANK YOU! The Proxy Blogger**
For you ladies and dapper gents who wish to sport such frilly finery while driven by culinary pursuits, Suburban50s has got you “covered!”
Faith April’s designs stem from memories of her grandmother, who wore aprons to protect her dresses. She likes to incorporate Mexican, Rockabilly and Retro themes. She has over 90 to choose.
This little Proxy Poster had too many favourite selections to whittle down, but you can check them all out at:
This post comes to you through my voice recognition software. I feel I owe readers of this blog a small explanation of my relative absence (or at least lack of the reflective and/or snarky commentary I so dearly love writing).
Back in October, my already failing health took a dive when a medical treatment (gone horribly wrong) landed me in a neck brace for over two months. I am now out of the brace, but afflicted with unrelenting nerve pain of blinding intensity that extends through my neck, arms, hands and fingers at all times.
Thus, typing has become impossible, as have all the little things we take for granted (like scrolling a mouse and right clicking images to save!). I’m still undergoing the proper testing, eagerly awaiting results and a suitable course of treatment. Given the sheer agony, I am quite convinced that my MRI will reveal the presence of The Tingler gripping my spine:
You may be wondering why I don’t simply post with voice recognition software all the time. Well, in addition to the pain, I’ve also been wrestling with chronic laryngitis for months on end. I must ration my voice in very small amounts each day (though it seems to be improving very slowly).
Having almost no use of speech or hands has been particularly rough since I thrive on seeking out, collecting and sharing information…Perpetually making things…Connecting emotionally and intellectually through the use of words…
There are whole worlds dancing and echoing through my brain that I can no longer, at least for the moment, find the means to externalize. I’ve collected thousands of things to post on this site and they linger on my laptop, waiting for the chance to be seen by this lovely community of like-minded folks who delight in the beauty, intriguing darkness and pure absurdity of life.
I’m determined not to let this site die. Perhaps the best solution I can conjure at present is to enlist the help of a dear friend or two in posting the links I have saved.
I’ll chime in with a desktop goodies post or other personal updates whenever possible until this issue is resolved. I may resort to a hospital inpatient program if all else fails…though I’m reluctant.
Once again, I apologize for being unable to respond to comments or contacts at this time, but…from the distant space I temporarily inhabit…I do read and appreciate them greatly.