Sunday, June 08, 2008

Gemini, Gemini

I started blogging about five years ago, although this incarnation goes back only to 2006.

Few people knew about the first blog and I abandoned it after a year. I switched to AOL Journals but dumped that after two years.

Anonymity has always been a preference, and when I switched to Blue Country Magic I thought I would remain anonymous and no one would be the wiser.

However, I am too honest a person to maintain any semblance of self-secrecy for long. Once I linked to a couple of my articles the secret was out. And while you can't easily find this blog as being mine, once you've found the blog you can easily find out it belongs to me, if you can follow that.

I like to read local blogs, which were few in 2003 but are now prolific. And often when I comment it is obvious I am local because I know the local things. (Of course I read non-local blogs, too.)

Today is my birthday. Monday, June 2, was my husband's birthday.

We are both Gemini. He is the steady side of this astrological sign. His is a firefighter, a farmer, and a septic tank installer. He believes in hard work. At this very moment is he mowing the yard.

He likes NASCAR racing, getting dirty, tractors, cows and other manly things.

I'm the, um, not so steady one. I am a writer, a thinker, a reader and a creator (photographer). At various times I have also been a legal secretary, a paralegal, and a machine parts salesperson. I like poetry, good books, mild weather, learning about almost anything and watching people and animals.

I try not to use names on this blog, not my own or my friends. I still value anonymity and privacy and all of that. Today, though I will make an exception.

This is James. Happy 49th Birthday, my love.

This is Anita. Happy 45th Birthday to me.


  1. Awesome! I hope you guys have the best b-days ever!

  2. Happy birthday to you both! My son's was yesterday, June 7.

  3. Happy Birthday to both of you!

    My husband and I are both Virgo—11 days apart (I'm the older one).

  4. Happy belated birthday from another Gemini!

  5. Happy, happy birthday to you both! Thanks for sharing more about yourself. I love the pictures!

  6. Happy Birthday to you my blog friend!!! :)

  7. Happy birthday! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and poetry and pictures with us over the years. They make our lives richer, too.

  8. Happy Birthday! I'll be your husband's age in 2 days. I'm the same type of gemini you are ;)

  9. Happy birthday to my dear friend for over a decade. I recall those AOL for Win3.1 years. I've watched you grow so much over the years yet I've never seen your picture until today ... I guess I didn't need to since I already knew you well.

  10. Thank you all for your lovely thoughts and wishes. PG - I had no idea you'd never seen my picture but I guess you had not, until now.

  11. Happy Belated Birthday to both of you, Anita! (I've been remiss in my blog reading and writing for a couple of weeks) June 8th was also my Daddy's birthday.
    I'm so happy to see the face behind your words. Though I've gotten behind lately on visiting my blog friends, I always enjoy catching up on what's going on in your life. Thanks for sharing even more of yourself with us!

  12. Happy Birthday! I'm a Gemini too. Tomorrow is my birthday. Both my daughters are also Geminis. Poor hubby is the lone Leo.


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