Thursday, October 18, 2007

Fun For Friday

The Bag Lady wants to try to do something fun for Fridays, and has way too many ideas, so needs some input from her loyal readership (tee-hee – pretty presumptuous, eh?) She thought maybe she could share some of her famous secret recipes, but it seems as though most of her readers are fitness types, and most of her recipes are fattening!
Then she thought perhaps some kind of craft instruction, but it seems as though most of her readers are fitness types, and most of her crafts are of the sit-down variety. (Boring!) Then, she thought, well, gee, there isn’t much else in the Bag Lady’s limited repertoire, so maybe a funny photo? Diet tips? Beer drinking tips? (Oh, wait; pretty sure everyone can manage that one on their own) How-to tips? (Hmm, how to … what?). Gosh, this is harder than she thought. So she pulled out her trusty manual on how to come up with something to write for her blog. Even that didn’t help.
So she’s throwing it open to the masses (all 6 or 8 of you). What should Fridays be about in the Bag Lady’s world? Food? Fun crafty things? Diet tips? Photos from the country point of view? Secret tales of survival in the wilds of northern Alberta?

Then one of the neighbours showed up with a load of straw bales that the Bag Lady had to unload and stack and she got to thinking; how many of her loyal readers gets to run a wheel loader? Eh? Of course, twelve years ago, if you had asked the Bag Lady to run anything larger than a pick-up truck, she would have laughed you out of the room. It all started so innocently and look at her now! C’mon girls, how many of you have a secret desire to drive this:


What if the Bag Lady told you it’s just like driving a car? Except for the joy-stick that makes the bucket go up and down and tilt. Which is pretty cool unless you stick the bale fork in the ground by mistake! So perhaps the Bag Lady should use her Friday posts to share some of the ranching stuff she gets to do. Okay, you pick:
Recipes?
Crafts?
Diet tips?
Country photos?
Survival tales?
Ranching stuff?
Go into the comments section and make your choice.
In the meantime, have a super weekend. Who knows, the Bag Lady may post again through the weekend – it depends on what fabulous adventures await her on the ranch.

9 comments:

Crabby McSlacker said...

I vote for Ranching Stuff because it's something I know nothing about!

But any of the rest would be great as well.

Except for Diet Tips--save those for your next Cranky Fitness Guest Post.

(Talk about presumptuous...)

Missicat said...

I also vote for ranching stuff, especially anything involving animals.
Fattening recipes are just fine, because as you know calories don't count on Friday.

the Bag Lady said...

Well, okay, so far ranching stuff is winning! (Cool!)
Missicat - I didn't know that about Fridays - that is also cool.

the Bag Lady said...

Crabby - anytime you want another guest post, just ask!! The Bag Lady had a blast!

Leah J. Utas said...

May I suggest "Mixed Bag Lady Day?"
Fattening recipes one week, (Call it the Blow Your Diet Day entry) sit down crafts the next, throw in a ranching adventure (although they could go on any day), Photo Friday...you get the idea.
Why restrict yourself?
Was I any help at all?

the Bag Lady said...

Gee, Leah - I love the mixed bag lady day idea! And I'm sure to run out of funny ranching stories, so it's probably a good idea to rotate them a little... Thanks for helping. Sorta.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Bag Lady

I love the mixed bag day idea, that we you are never trapped and we are always pleasantly surprised. Works especially well for me as I cannot always get here on Fridays, so it will perk up my entire weekend when I pop in for Friday's surprise.

While we're on the subject of bags. Leah did a post a while ago about your bags and I really like them. I know there was contact info in the post and I can go back there and get it, but I was wondering if you could put some "here they are, how to buy" info in your sidebar?

Also, let us know if you can receive and cash American checks. This would be very helpful info before the holidays are upon us.

Terrie (the pushy one)

the Bag Lady said...

dfTerrie: Gee, I'm kinda dumb, I never thought to use the sidebar for that info!! Good idea! In the meantime, you can order them by contacting me by email cartsmartbaglady@hotmail.com
The bags are $25.00 Cdn (which is par with the US dollar, I think) plus shipping, which runs around $10.00 (roughly) Money orders work the best...simply because I don't have to wait for them to clear before I mail the bags. Now I'm going to have to figure out this weekend how to post that in the sidebar....thanks for the suggestions!

Reb said...

the ranch stuff is always funny sis, but, Leah's suggestion of mixing it up is good too.