What Do You Do With a Fourth Blogiversary?

Bloggiversaries happen before you even noticed you're there.

Blogiversaries happen before you even realize you’re holding hands.

Today we celebrate Fannie Cranium’s fourth blogiversary.

Welcome new followers and welcome back friends. Thank you for the likes and comments.

Wdydfae from What Do You Do For an Encore sent me the instructions for his blurb generator algorithm.

Why don’t we start the celebration with a few fun blurbs.

*Fannie puts on her geek goggles. Crank the handle three times. Hmm, seems easy enough. Leaning forward she cranks once, twice, thrice.  The generator clanks. Chugs. Coughs. Smoke billows. The first blurb spews from the slot.*

This blog is . . . Gauchely adroit. . .glumly jovial. . .cunningly cacophonous. . . .

*Fannie hits the emergency stop button. She wipes the soot from her nose and cheeks with a hanky.*

Sorry folks, that didn’t go the way I expected. Wdydfae makes it look so easy.

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This journey started because the story teller in me wanted a place to practice writing fiction. This resulted in 166 original short stories about Richard and Fannie Cranium.

Several someones have read “Have You Seen My Pocket Trout” at least once a week for the last four years. I wrote it before I learned the meaning of show versus tell. Thank you for keeping one of my first stories alive.

Then there’s the joy of being part of a blogging community. And part of a group blog. Thank you to the crazy, funny bunch over at the Blog of Funny Names. You guys rock!

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The universe loves sending opportunities dressed as obstacles.

I spent several guilt ridden, exhausting, life changing, wonderful years caring for parents with dementia. The last three—twenty-four, seven.

The Roman philosopher, Seneca, said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

The short stories are on hold while I finish a book proposal on Alzheimer’s home care. It is taking longer than I planned, but dreams are worth the work.

To keep my sense of humor in tact, I may sneak in a semi-colon for the sheer joy of it. It’s not fiction; who’s going to notice the invisible pair of black stilettos behind the sentence—unless you know to search.

A world without stillettos; a world with lower insurance premiums.

A world without stilettos; a world with lower insurance premiums.

Thank you for writing your thoughts and sharing your thought.

“With our thoughts, we make the world.” ~ Siddhartha Gautama.



About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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19 Responses to What Do You Do With a Fourth Blogiversary?

  1. ksbeth says:

    happy anniversary, tracy. it’s been a pleasure. and here’s to many more ) beth

    Liked by 1 person

  2. etinkerbell says:

    Have a great anniversary. Four years!!!! And many more to come!!!


  3. aplscruf says:

    I’m rootin’ for you, T! We’re all in this together!


  4. kerbey says:

    That’s a lovely stiletto. I thought you were exhausted from marathons and such, but it sounds like you truly have your hands full, round the clock. I will send some internet empathy your way.


  5. Liz says:

    Happy blogoversary to you. I baked a gluten-free, sugar-free, corn-free cake and it tastes fantastic! Here, have a slice 🙂 Cheers to you. Enjoyed your thoughts–love that you’re working on a book proposal. What fun to have met you here.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. markbialczak says:

    Happy fourth, Tracy. I’m proud to be part of your gang. You make my life better every time I read your words and ideas, my friend. Thank you for that. Here’s to many more, and to the broadening of your avenues! Stilelettos and semi-colons! Bravo.


  7. Leo says:

    Thank`s for visiting my blog, and a happy blogerversary. I`ve never had one but maybe it will catch on 🙂


  8. Happy belated anniversary, Fannie! I enjoy your humor and wish I had discovered your writing sooner.


    • Thank you Lemonorangeblue. Appreciate you stopping by. Stay healthy.


      • epicriticism says:

        I just downloaded your caregiver tips for dementia patients/loved ones.
        Neurodegenerative disease is cruel; I have incredible respect for caregivers.

        “The quality of mercy is not strain’d.
        It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
        Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
        It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.”


      • I hope you find the tips useful. Thank you for the beautiful quote. Having walked the dementia path with many family members, I, too, have great respect for those who choose to give care. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

        Liked by 1 person

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