Useless and Trivial Information

Dogwoods and Hubby’s New Truck

Day 336

Hubby is sleeping in this morning. We like to enjoy our coffee together so I am enjoying orange juice as I watch the world wake outside my window. My thoughts are swirling with a lot of useless information so in an effort to clear my thoughts, I will share with you.


Today marks my 336th day of consecutive blog posts. That means I only have 29 days left to meet my initial goal of blogging every day for a year. It is a practice I have come to enjoy a great deal. I have met some wonderful bloggers and am amazed at how elevated the interaction is when compared to social media. So where do I go from here? I have 29 days to figure it out.

Easter Eggs

The term Easter eggs has come to mean hidden items. The most well known are probably Google’s Easter eggs. For example, did you know you can play PacMan (and several other games) through Google’s search engine?

One of my recent favorites is what happens when you type in The Wizard of Oz. Click on Dorothy’s red slippers. And don’t forget to click the tornado later on.

Need to flip a coin or have momentary need for a metronome? Google’s got it covered. So next time you just want to waste some time, CognitiveSEO has a compilation of Google’s Easter eggs and I guarantee you can waste some really valuable time if you so desire.


Yesterday I was thinking about places my mother worked. She worked for Raytheon and for Goodyear Aerospace. I am sure they were both tedious jobs as are most manufacturing jobs. Mom was proud of her contributions to both because of the components both companies manufactured.

During the time she worked for Raytheon, they were making advances in guided missile systems. Her time at Goodyear Aerospace in Akron, OH was during the time they were making equipment for NASA.

w:en:Hughscontribs), Goodyear Blimp – Spirit of Innovation, CC BY-SA 3.0

When you say Goodyear, however, most people think of their blimps. Blimps were manufactured at Goodyear Tire and Rubber, also in Akron. It was not at all unusual to see the blimps flying near our home in the suburbs outside of town. The Goodyear blimps were frequently seen at sports games providing some of the early full field views.

If you are interested in the history of the Goodyear blimps, there is a cool and well-done booklet that gives a great overview.

History of Goodyear blimps


I would be hard-pressed to tell you which season is my favorite between spring and fall. They are both so phenomenal in their own way. But this morning, it feels like fall is in the air. It was only 62°F when I got up this morning. The direction of the sun is changing and the dogwood trees are definitely showing early signs of color changes that will soon burst everywhere around us.

It has been such a hot summer and I am looking forward to the cooler temperatures and a nice drop in humidity. We will take our annual drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway to see the glorious color that is autumn in the mountains.

My Short Story

Yesterday, I was not sure about this story I was working on. So, I sent it off to my trusted reader for her thoughts. I was at the point of discarding or moving forward. She was encouraging, so I will move forward. Someday you may see it here.

Hubby is up and has fed the birds and gathered some yellow pear tomatoes from the garden. It is time to sit back, read some blogs and enjoy my coffee. Our friend came over to help hubby replace the tracks in our VERY HEAVY sliding patio doors yesterday. He brought us a couple of savory scones from a local bakery so we will enjoy those with our morning coffee.

Have a great Sunday.


31 thoughts on “Useless and Trivial Information”

  1. Well I for one urge you to continue blogging, after your 365 is up. You have mastered the art very quickly, and even if you only blog once a week, I am sure you will still enjoy the same engagement, and level of readership.
    Very hot again today. The late summer has returned with a vengeance. 87 here by 1 pm, and 92 forecast for tomorrow.
    I am looking forward to reading that short story one of these days, Maggie. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Thank you for your constant encouragement, Pete. I know I will continue blogging. It is the details surrounding the practice I have not yet worked out.

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    1. Debbie, thank you. Sometimes my thoughts go off on a tangent. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.


  2. Maggie, the comments option has disappeared from your song post, so I am leaving my comment here instead.
    Lovely song, and a beautiful voice. I first heard of Jewel when she appeared as an actress in the film version of ‘Cold Mountain’. I love that film, and she plays a very good part in it.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Thanks, Pete. That pesky WP bug keeps hitting me. I have gone to my laptop and fixed the post so thank you for alerting me. I need to make that a necessary step in publishing my posts.

      This song is beautiful and her voice is angelic. She is a very talented young lady. The film was a good one as well.

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  3. Savory scones? I don’t know about these and feel woefully under informed. I look forward to seeing where your blogging path takes you once you complete your challenge. I’m sure there’ll be some adjustments, but I hope you decide to keep blogging in some form. Now that I’ve found you, I want you to stay around.

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    1. Ally, that is a very nice and encouraging thing to say. Thank you. The savory scones contained cheese, bacon and jalapeño peppers. I took out as many peppers as I could because they were a bit spicier than I like, but the scones were a nice departure from overly sweet breakfast selections. I rather enjoyed them.

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  4. I, too, am looking forward to your continued posts. Reading them with a cup of coffee in the morning is a great way to start the day. Thank you for sharing your journey.

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      1. I hope you find Tech Talk useful! I’ve been working on other projects (writing a travel app) and haven’t been able to find the time to post on my other site for a while. I hope to get back there soon.

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