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Anonymously Yours

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Anonymity isn’t for everyone.

For some, 
it’s just a cool thing to do,
a fun game to play,
or just a business decision.
For others,
it’s of utmost importance…
It’s a matter of life or death.

For me, “A”, 
it’s the latter.
For my blog partner, “B”, 
it’s the former.

It’s come to our attention
that even though
our minds work well together
we want slightly different things
for our blogs as individuals.

Conclusion,
we’re separating our work
into two different blogs.
Here’s where you can find me:
AnonymouslyYoursWP.wordpress.com

Thank you
for being our loyal followers
and we hope to keep making
the time you spend with us
as enjoyable as possible.

Anonymously yours,
A.
😊🌷

 


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Image source: Digital Art by A ~ I.R.B
Contents compiled: April 4 2017
Originally published: April 4 2017
Copyright © 2016 Inner Ramblings Boulevard


New Year’s Eve

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Wishing you all
A safe and wonderful
New Year’s Eve.

May your hearts and lives
Be filled with love and happiness
In the coming months.

Best wishes &  Big hugs

~A~
🌷

 


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Image source: Google images
Contents compiled: December 31 2016
Originally published: December 31 2016
Copyright © 2016 Inner Ramblings Boulevard


10 Random facts ‘About Us’

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On June 12 2016,  Inner Ramblings Boulevard was nominated for a Liebster Award. It’s our first award as a merged blog and we’re very honored for the recognition.

Thanks to M over at emotionsoflife2016.wordpress.com for thinking of us and for always showing up to support our work without fail. We hope to do this task justice so here goes…

We were asked to answer a few questions, here are our answers:

1. What was the scariest moment in your life?

Answer from ‘A’:
Being attacked and abused by my husband while our 3 month old daughter slept in the other room. I thought I’d lose my life that night. My biggest fear was what would happen to her. I fought for my life to be there for her.

2. What or who inspires your writing?

Answer from ‘B’:
Everything. People, life, emotions and personal experiences.

3. How have you overcome writers block?

Answer from ‘A’:
I step away from writing and just read. It doesn’t matter what I read really — business magazines, other blogs, the Bible, stories to my daughter. Inspiration jumps out at me and in some instances, as I comment on other blogs, I’ve turned some of those comments into posts because they had a lasting effect on me emotionally. And if I don’t feel like reading, music helps immensely too. A line from a song can often spark an idea for a post. Life experiences help too.

4. Are you published, would you like to be published?

Answer from ‘B’:
Yes I have 2 books on Amazon.com in a kindle format. “Inside A Poets Cage” and “Craving Lorena”.

5. What do you think is your best poem or short story?

Answer from ‘A’:
It’s hard to pick a favorite poem, I have so many on here. But for a favorite short story I’d definitely pick ‘A Beautiful Thing’ (https://moylomenterprises.com/2016/06/24/a-beautiful-thing-2/)

6. What’s your favorite novel?

Answer from ‘B’:
Catcher In the Rye by J. D Sallinger

7. If you could meet an author who would you meet?

Answer from ‘B’:
Allen Ginsberg

Answer from ‘A’:
Charles Dickens. I’d love to ask him why in the world he made the book ‘Oliver Twist’ so long and complicated. I lost interest 3/4 the way in. I thought I was long-winded but he’s certainly got me beat!!!

8. If you were trapped on an island what three items would you have?

Answer from ‘B’:
Knife, rope, and a 12 foot chain.

9. What is one thing in the world you’d like to change?

Answer from ‘A’ :
Intolerance.

10. How long have you been writing?

Answer from ‘B’:
Since I was a teenager.

 

5 random facts about ‘A’:

1. I love Home Depot. I’m good with tools and DIY projects. Home Depot gives me tons of ideas for things I can do around the apartment. But beware, I rather go there alone, for once within those doors I won’t leave for a good hour or two. Yeah, don’t ask… ☺

2. I’m a bit of a daredevil. I dont know how to Rollerblade or Rollerskate well but one day, many years ago, I let an old boyfriend take me down a steep, long hill while holding my hand. I screamed all the way down. It was dangerous, yet exilerating !!! Honestly, I could have died if he let me go. Yep, I’m nuts!!!

3. I enjoy watching cartoons on YouTube with munchkin. Johnny Test and Camp Lakebottom are a couple I find quite funny.

4. I grew up with dogs but as outside pets. My family was utterly dumbfounded when I got a dog (inside pet) since they knew me to be the ultimate clean freak. But thanks to my job I got an inside view of what life with a dog indoors was like and found ways to still keep a clean house while enjoying the benefits of a pet. Having her changed my life immensely!

5. Aside from picking wild flowers I love house plants. I rather a house plant than a bouquet of flowers any day. Something to care for as a gift deepens the connection to the person who gave the gift and elicits fond memories many times over. And if you’d still like to bring me flowers, a single rose would do.

 

5 Random facts about ‘B’:

1. Unlike like my business partner I am not handy. I lack the patience to fix or build things. I ‘can’ fix or build things, it’s just not my forte.

2. I am not a huge fan of action movies because the action in general is so far fetched. I am a fan of romance, drama, horror, Disney and comedies. I love movies based on true events.

3. My favorite animal is the slo loris.
I can recall seeing it at the zoo as a child and the animal stuck inside my head.

4. I am a beer connoisseur. I like trying new beer and embrace the quality, not the quantity.

5. I have an iPod full of almost 11k songs. I love music! I enjoy all genres and all decades.

 

Here are our nominees:

https://rockymountainheartbeat.com/

https://psychedelicbay.wordpress.com/

https://revheadpin.org/

https://thoughtsnlifeblog.com/

https://chitra2016.wordpress.com/

https://cyberneticblonde.com/

https://carlyquinn.co/

https://vinnieh.wordpress.com/

https://suesuzzz.wordpress.com/

https://drmegsorick.com/

https://myjourneyintodarkness.wordpress.com/

 

Ten questions for our nominees:

1. What was the scariest moment in your life?

2. What or who inspires your writing?

3. How have you overcome writers block?

4. Are you published, would you like to be published?

5. What do you think is your best poem or short story?

6. What’s your favorite novel?

7. If you could meet an author who would you meet?

8. If you were trapped on an island what three items would you have?

9. What is one thing in the world you’d like to change?

10. How long have you been writing?

 

The rules:

Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog.

Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you. They will thank you for it and those who you nominate will also help you out as well.

Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)

Provide 10 random facts about yourself. (This year I’m making this optional. If you wish to engage with your readers it’s a great idea to include random facts about you.)

Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)

List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post or mine if you don’t have all the information so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)

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Contents written /compiled: July 3 – 5 2016 | Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


It’s our anniversary!!! 😀

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Two years ago,  November 2014, this blog began as simply Inner Ramblings. There was only one of us at the helm of this ship, me,  aka ‘A‘.

The Ramblings were my own — my thoughts,  my feelings, my experiences.  I wrote through good times and bad. I wrote because it was my therapy — a place to vent,  a place to heal,  a place to find strength, a place to fantasize,  a place to reminis, a place to share my faith, a place to hope.

I’ve seen myself grow and though I’ve survived a lot,  I know I still have a long way to go to heal the many wounds I’ve endured. I’m grateful to all of you who read and offererd kind words of encouragement. I love it here!

Then, when I thought having all of you and this blog was the best thing since sliced bread, I stumbled upon ‘B’. His blog was called Wordsmith Boulevard and aptly so because ‘B’ certainly has a way with words!

In June 2016, we joined forces (B’s idea) to create Inner Ramblings Boulevard and if you visit our news page you’ll get to see the progression of the merger.

Many wondered why we joined two blogs that were so very different. The simple answer is variety! B,  being the visionary,  saw it as a plus to give our readers variety, and by golly he was right! (I’ve always wanted to use by golly in a sentence lol).

Our merge was not without kinks,  some of which we’re still working out, but we’ve been sailing along at a pretty fast clip and loving every minute of it.

We love you guys and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support through good times and bad. Without all of you there would be no Inner Ramblings Boulevard, so celebrate with us as we do our little happy dance! ☺

Have a great day.

Hugs,
A & B
🌷

 

 

Song: Kool and The Gang — “Celebration”

 


Image source: WordPress image
Contents compiled: November 22 2016
Originally published: November 22 2016
Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


Anatomy Quiz: Answers and winners

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Hello all,
Yesterday’s Anatomy Quiz asked,

“What part of my body do I refer to as ‘wonky’?”

Here are the answers we got:
– Upper arm
– Buttocks
– Head
– Willy (lol)

Here is the correct answer:
My brain.

Why? My memory is awful. It’s awful I tell yah!!! But guess what? I accept that! Chances are I won’t remember your name unless I see it in writing but that’s OK I’ll remember something significant about you that sticks with me for life!

For example, I will remember the date of birth of all my children, but don’t bother asking how much they weighed at birth, my brain discards that information as trivial and concludes that I can easily put such detail in a cute scrapbook to pass on to them at a later date, at which they can choose to be pleased or horrified!

In a nutshell, there are things I will not remember when I want to, but there are other things I simply never forget.

I’m not happy about how my memory operates but I’ve learned that making light of it is way more fun than worrying. So get used to it people, I have a wonky brain — brilliant in some areas but terrible with memory!

Luckily, I have many workarounds to make life easier such as:
– Google calendar (to remember important dates and appointments)
– Google Keep (for personal notes)
– Blogging (to record my writing)
– Humor (to help me apologize for whatever I forget)

By writing things down and having an easy retrieval system as those mentioned above my ‘wonky brain’ and I can live happily ever after.

Thanks to those of you who played along this week, it’s been fun interacting with all of you. Stay tuned for a new quiz next week!

Here is this week’s quiz winner:

Brenda over at https://cyberneticblonde.com/

Her answer was head.
Although brain is the actual word I use, I’ll give her points for giving the best answer.

Prize:
Brenda, you lucky lady, instead of 2 spots for the correct answer, you’ve instead secured 1 spot for closest answer. Welcome back for another chance to showcase your work in my weekend blog schedule aka ‘Showcase Reblog’.

As I browse your blog (again) for items to share , this gives me the opportunity to spend some special time getting to know more about you. Yay!!!

Thank you all for stopping by, without you there would be no Inner Ramblings Boulevard and for this we are sincerely grateful.

Best wishes and big hugs.

A.

 


Image source: Google images
Contents written: September 16 2016
Originally published: September 16 2016
Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


1000 followers!

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Hello beautiful people…
Guess what happened? You and God happened!!!

On Thursday, September 8 2016, Inner Ramblings Boulevard achieved a phenomenal milestone — Yep, 1000 followers! We wouldn’t be here without all of you, and for the simple fact that we feel blessed daily from above. Thank you!!

In all honesty, this happened way ahead of schedule so we’re very humbled that you appreciate our presence here on WordPress and demonstrate that daily via your ‘likes’  and ‘kind comments’. Your support keeps us going and every weekend it is our new initiative to return the love by ‘showcasing’ the work of our dedicated followers aka ‘Showcase Reblogs’. Stay tuned for more details on this in the upcoming weekends.

That’s all for now. Thanks as always for stopping by, and thanks for ‘following’ !

Hugs,
A + B.

 


Contents written: September 9 2016
Originally published: September 9 2016
Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


Food Quiz: Answers and winners

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Hello all,
Yesterday’s Food Quiz asked,
What’s the one condiment I put on just about everything that makes my son cringe?

Quiz answers:
My eldest thinks I’m weird because I put Ranch salad dressing on everything. Of course I use it on my salad, but here are a few other ways I get creative:
– I use it instead of mayonnaise on sandwiches.
– I use it as dipping sauce for chicken wings, nuggets, raw or steamed veges.
– I drizzle a little over rice or pasta.
– I even mix it with other condiments to make my own unique dressing, dip or sauce.

Bottom line, as long as it tastes good it works for me! ☺

Thanks to those of you who played along this week, it’s been fun interacting with all of you. Stay tuned for a new quiz next week!

Here are the quiz winners:

1. Wendy over at https://themewlife.wordpress.com

2. https://normalisoverrated2016.wordpress.com/ 

3. Isabelle over at https://isabellasimonssong.wordpress.com/

4. Squid over at https://steagarden.wordpress.com/

Prize:
You lovely winners have all secured 2 spots each to showcase your work in my weekend blog schedule aka ‘Showcase Reblog’.

As I browse your individual blogs for items to reblog, this gives me the opportunity to spend some special time getting to know you.

If you’re new to Inner Ramblings Boulevard, welcome and congratulations on scoring a ‘showcase reblog’ so soon. If you’re a loyal follower congrats! You may have already scored a ‘showcase reblog’ or I have you in my upcoming calendar (our surprise to you), but today’s win does not affect any pre-planned ‘showcase reblogs’ for you. Yay!!!!

Thank you all for stopping by, without you there would be no us and for this we are sincerely grateful.

Best wishes and big hugs.

A.

 


Contents written: September 7 2016
Originally published: September 8 2016
Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


Music Quiz Answers

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Hello folks,

Yesterday I did a music quiz and promised to give a prize to the winner. But first here’s the answer to why I liked yesterday’s song and consider it Ear Candy:
1. The beat. It makes me want to dance — I love to dance.
2. The variety of instruments spread all over the song. I love that!
3. The chorus has a unique change of key which makes my ears wake up — I love unusual or complicated compilations of chords, changes in key or lyrics. This song has all that.
4. I didn’t focus on the lyrics since I don’t really understand what is being said (I had to use Google translate to make sure the content of the song was appropriate for our blog).

Brenda, over at
http://cyberneticblonde.wordpress.com/,
was the person with the most correct answer. She chose answers 1 and 2 but not 3. So the prize goes to her. Yay Brenda!!!! 😀

What did she win?
Two spots in my weekend schedule to reblog any two of her favorite posts.

Thanks to all those who participated in the quiz or for simply taking the time to read more about me via the hints provided.

If you’d like to see more quizzes or contests in the future, let me know in the comments. If you have suggestions for prizes comment on that as well.

Thanks as always for stopping by. Have a great day!

Hugs,
A. 🌷

 


Contents written: September 1 2016
Originally published: September 1 2016
Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises