Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Would You Like Fries with That?

When you stop in a diner, you expect a little side of chat with your chewing. You go in because it’s convenient, you maybe know someone in there, or you just are hungry for an atmosphere where people are. Maybe even pick up a morsel of gossip with Imy Mabel's great homemade pie.

I’ve been messing with this blog since late July. A couple people are still reading. (Thank you, I think. Is it good to encourage writers?) I’ve learned a little about myself, and a little about some of you, and a little about working this blog thing. I learned how to get a photo from the web (look on August 23rd's post,) but not how to load one up from my computer--yet. (Sigh.) I learned how to add a blog URL to my links.(Thank you--you know who you are.)

After learning about the death of Steve Irwin, I realized that I’ve had some adventures of my own in my own life. I’ve seen a few things in my nearly half-century on Planet Earth, and maybe I do have something to say. I even have made up stories in my head that I want to write (and have been.) So, I’ve planned out a menu for weekly entries for the Chat ‘n’ Chew Cafe' on topics that I enjoy thinking about, and maybe you will enjoy it, too. If I miss a day, I'll just go by the planned menu items below, and catch up with the mustard.

Lots of people over the years have told me that if I wrote it, they would read it. Well, I have a feeling that they were just being nice. But, I’m writing it, anyway. Check out the daily specials and maybe leave a tip or two for the waitress (that would be me.)

Mondays: Daily Blue Plate Special : Whatever!

Tuesdays: Newspapers and Books with Your Coffee? (What I’m Reading)
As a former book reviewer, who can't break the habit, I'll point out stuff to read.

Wednesdays: Heart Bomb Special: Neurotic Health Watch
(What in the health world is going on?)

Thursdays: Pass the Salt: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Friends don't let friends drive while blogging, but I'll feature some of my friends' blogs on this day.)

Fridays: Flies in the Soup: Top Five Peeves of the Week (What can I say? I'm a griper.)

Occasional Saturday or Sunday: Hot Apple Pie a’la mode with the Best Coffee. Desserts and donuts are the best part of any diner's menu, right?

Expect a spill or two here and there. (Your bill is on the table. Pay at the cash register. Cha-ching!)


Cara Putman said...

Looks like a great line-up, Crystal.

Terry Whalin said...


Your plans sound terrific. Keep up the good work.

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Sabrina L. Fox said...

Ha! As always, Crystal, you make me smile. I'm lucky to do one or two a week. Five to six times a week, you rock!

Make sure and schedule in time to write the great american novel...

Margo Carmichael said...

I had a waiter in Paris say, "Would you like Freedom Fries weeth that?" LOL