I'm a little bit behind the eight ball this week as I ran out of time to do a post yesterday before work so this week's version of Comments on Comments is running very late today and almost became a Sunday post instead. Oops! So, without any further delay, let's jump into the best comments of last week's posts starting with Sunday's post, A Birthday Wish and An Apology in which I once again apologized for not visiting other blogs as I'd like and also toasted Claire with a cyber-Guinness! Not as good as the real thing for her but it was just going to have to do! My comment of choice for this post is this one from my buddy Erik of The Fire Insider as it just made me laugh so darned much and making me laugh is definitely a good thing! -
Manic Monday - Moon was obviously Monday's post where I wrote about New Moon, the second book in The Twilight Series that I had just finished reading the Sunday previous to writing the post. I also threw in a picture of the full moon I had taken while vacationing in Rhode Island last month. A new visitor to my blog who came over from Marky Mark's Funky Bunch via the linkies at Mo's Manic Monday Meme blog left this comment -
On Tuesday I actually blessed all of you with two posts (!) with the first, "It seems to me a strange thing, mystifying ...", talking a bit about my recent trip to Salem and the House of the Seven Gables as well as posting a couple of photographs that seem to have other-worldly things in them. Patti of Late Bloomer Boomer left the following comment -
Uhm, Patti? If you'll remember correctly we're getting together next Saturday to go on a historic ghost walk in your part of Connecticut so if you're scared now - just wait until then! Perhaps there will be more spirits of long-ago New Englanders taking a stroll through the historic Derby cemetery - I for one certainly do hope so!
My second post of the day on Tuesday was written as a follow-up to the ongoing story of the parents whose two-year old son shot and killed himself with a loaded gun that was left within his reach. In Inconceivable I figuratively shook my head over the couple's plea of not guilty at their arraignment as I just didn't understand how they could think they were anything but guilty; I know I would have asked for jail time myself were I in their shoes. There were 28 well-thought out comments left for that post including this one from Sandee of Comedy Plus, a former Deputy Sheriff herself in California for many years, who left the following comment and put things in perspective for me -
Meanwhile, Back in Salem ... on Thursday I continued my trip through Salem, Massachusetts with pictures and a slideshow presentation of the waterfront area, old houses, and a few of the other picturesque spots in this enchanting port city north of Boston. The following comment from Empress Bee of the High Sea is one of my favorites because she hit the nail right on the head as to why I sometimes go into so much detail with posts like this: I try to give as much detail as I can about places like Salem - hopefully without going too far overboard - for those people who might never get the chance to go there themselves or for people who might be thinking about it but need a gentle nudge in that direction! -
Thank you also to those who left compliments on my photography - those comments always make me smile especially when they come from bloggers like blushing new bride Star8278 who is a fantastic photographer herself!
I got a little carried away on Thursday with two more posts (I had a day off and couldn't seem to help myself plus I was making up for no post on Wednesday!). In It's a Miracle!! I posted a picture of a local gas pump reflecting the price of $2.95 a gallon - the cheapest price I had paid for gas in who knows how long. Apparently gas prices haven't dropped as much in California as evidenced by my friend from Alien in a Foreign Field's comment -
Oh dear, sorry about that Maddy, hopefully you get some relief on the West Coast soon!
Thursday's third post, Spookified!, was just an excuse for me to post some pictures I had been fooling around with and to get people psyched for my upcoming Friday post on our Salem Haunted Footsteps tour which prompted the following from Connie of Brain Foggles -
Finally on Friday I posted the story and pictures of our Haunted Footsteps Tour of Salem that I found to be more scary writing about then when I was actually on the tour itself! Of course, it could have been that I was writing it after midnight after Amanda had gone to bed and the wind was blowing around the house and making creepy noises! A new visitor to my blog from Last Shred of Sanity left the following comment and food for thought -
A very good point indeed and most definitely something to think about as our brains can certainly manage to invent an awful lot of things if given the chance. Imaginations are wonderful things, aren't they? There may very well be a perfectly logical explanation for the things that show up on pictures but isn't it kind of fun to think that they might be supernatural or other-worldly? Of course, not everyone may think that way but it's fun to sometimes. Oh, and Patti .. it's not that I'm necessarily blasé about just getting one small orb over a door but when you compare it to the multitudes of orbs in other pictures, one small one kind of pales in comparison!
Thank you, once again, for everyone who took the time to stop and comment on any of my posts this past week. I am appreciative of every single one of your comments as it validates the fact that I'm not just talking to myself via the computer all the time! Come on back next Saturday for next week's version of Comments on Comments and see if you made the post!