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Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 1201 days ago 1273 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 313: A Great Year...Thanks Part 314 of Extremely Average series Part 315: Henry Wood Ch 36 »

Hello All,

I just posted chapter 35 Henry Wood. I wrote a blog piece every day of the last year. In truth, because of guest blogging, I actually wrote around 380 posts, but the point is, I didn’t take a day off! I couldn’t have made it without all of your kind words.

Thanks,

Brian

http://extremelyaverage.com/2011/01/henry-wood-time-and-again-ch-35-moments-in-time/

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com



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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 1201 days ago

I know whats wrong with Henry , he forgot to buy the Danish pastry… :-)
congrat´s with the 1.st L J B-day Brian

take care
Dennis

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lew

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#2 posted 1200 days ago

Happy LJ Day, Brian!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Ecocandle

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#3 posted 1200 days ago

Now that I am one year old in LJ years, I have no more excuses. I best start making some cool stuff!!! Thanks for the well wishes.

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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EEngineer

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#4 posted 1200 days ago

I best start making some cool stuff!!!

Well, why? You must be doing pretty well just blogging. What is your advertising revenue?

Sad thing is, you write… poorly:

Henry wondered down to his shop. wandered

He picked up two dozen, several types of cream cheese, some locks. lox

He couldn’t have solved the last case without the closets help. closet’s

I’ve been following your stuff for a while; please quit abusing the English language!

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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Ecocandle

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#5 posted 1200 days ago

EEengineer,

I have made around $32.00.

Those are great finds. Thanks. I have fixed them.

I would love to stop abusing the English language, but alas, I am not able to do so. It isn’t intentional. Much like woodworking, I do as well as I am able, and keep trying to get better.

I realize your comment was intended to be mean and offensive. But alas, the errors you found were correct, and I like to fix them, when people point out the errors.

Feel free to continue to point out errors using any abusive language which makes you feel good about yourself. I don’t mind at all.

Thanks again,

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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HokieMojo

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#6 posted 1199 days ago

I’m glad you aren’t worried about it. I think that when you do have an error, it just stands out more because it is in good writing. When you self-proofread and need to turn material out quickly, these things can be tough to find. I’ve noticed I pick up most of my errors if I can come back to my writing a day or so later with fresh eyes. A daily blog doesn’t really allow for it.

Keep up the good work. I read the occasional Henry Wood, but have never been a big reader of that genre. I ALWAYS check out the woodworking posts though. Happy new year!

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patron

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#7 posted 1199 days ago

happy anniversary !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Ecocandle

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#8 posted 1199 days ago

Thanks for the kind words HokieMojo. :-) I will try to get more woodworking posts done for you. I am thinking about building a table for cutting matte board. I may work on it today.

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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SCOTSMAN

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#9 posted 1199 days ago

I like your work very enjoyable don’t be put off by your lessers.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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EEngineer

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#10 posted 1195 days ago

Lessers wouldn’t find his mistakes, would they?

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 1195 days ago

Hi Brian;

I just visited your blog…very nice in spite of the occassional errors. (which I hadn’t noticed). I must be one of those lessers.

Whenever I look at my own website I cringe at the mistakes I made while writing it. In my defense, I generally write in the wee hours, and am usually in a bit of a hurry.

So, like you, I fix them as I find them…sometimes. With the site at around 400 pages, loading up the site and then publishing it after making a few corrections, can take some time.

Anyway, nice job.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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EEngineer

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#12 posted 1195 days ago

Well, hell, Lee, you seem proud of it! Next time you go to get a medical checkup, make sure you ask for a lesser.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 1195 days ago

Nope, not proud of those mistakes. But not going to beat myself up too much about them.

There are a few things I’m very good at. (and I make mistakes at them too, but I fix ‘em before anyone else sees ‘em).

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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EEngineer

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#14 posted 1195 days ago

Same here! But I strive for perfection.

Let’s take what I consider the most grievous error:
Locks…. lox

You know here this error most likely came from? He heard the term; never read the term. Having heard the term, he thought to lend his writing some authenticity by using it. Having no idea what the term meant, he included it in his writing. Did you not wonder, sir, why in the hell would anyone put “locks” on their bagels? With no desire to find out what it really meant?

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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Ecocandle

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#15 posted 1194 days ago

EEngineer,

I would think that someone, who is an engineer, wouldn’t make assumptions. I have had lox before, they are fair. I chose the word because it has a New York feel and I like the sound of it. I made a mistake, that is all. I am sorry you assumed so much about me from such an error. To set the record straight, I simply type up my chapters too quickly and didn’t do a good job of proof reading. I will work on that.

I am sure you are deriving great pleasure from being mean and petty. It is these qualities of yours, which have caused other people to assume you are a ‘lesser’ person. I do not make the same assumption. I don’t know if you are sad and pathetic, mean and petty, angry and bitter, or just unloved by your parents. You might be a decent person. You might be kind and generous, you might be witty and gregarious, and you might be the life of the party. I couldn’t say.

If you wish to present yourself as an arrogant, angry and bitter person, then that is your right. I will continue to work on improving my spelling and proof reading. I don’t care to make a suggestion for what you might like to work on.

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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