Sunday, February 03, 2008

New Gig

Heard on a local radio station: Squirrels... Natures little speed bumps.

On another note, February 3rd is the anniversary of the 'Day the Music Died' back in 1959. You can go read about it by clicking on the link.

And lastly a friend of mine who is the editor for a regional farm periodical sent me an email a while back. This is the result of the negotiations that followed. It's a column to be published 18 times per year. Now if I can just think of something to say.

"Nipit"

21 comments:

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

What! ;o)

Peter said...

That was a great post Cliff, but one that I found I could ill afford to read, If you will pardon a little Australian type comment here.... bugger it Cliff I've just spent 25 minutes following links and reading interesting stuff that I really didn't have time for this morning, so go back to your old format of just sayin' something funny or wise and then closing!!!!!

Jim said...

True, Cliff! A squirrel was running across the road just to get to my car when I got to him this morning on the way to church.
We were going about 60 mph and I knew I didn't have time to stop, besides there was a car following me very closely.
So, I laid on the horn. That little bugger turned around on the yellow broken stripe and ran back!
The car behind me slowed down.
..

nora said...

Woo Hoo Cliff!
Welcome to the world of being a columnist. Having a regular deadline adds no pressure to your life..maybe a few wrinkles and headaches.
I think you've got several years worth of posts right here in this blog.

JunieRose2005 said...

Congrats, Cliff!


LOL- You'll always find something to say!


Junie

possum said...

Finally had a few minutes to get caught up on some blog reading... I am amazed at the weather in Nebraska! I had no idea! I remember several years ago we had an extremely cold day (for us) - in the single digits - and they had to cancel school because the buses would not start. Too cold for the buses to run, they said. What???? I did not know anything about deisel engines. All the bus drivers now have plug ins in their yards to keep the engines warm on cold nights - or the drivers have to park at the bus shop over night.
And I whine when the temp gets cold enuf to bruise my camellias!! Sigh. I learned to drive in Maine, and now you couldn't pay me to go out on the road if we had a quarter of an inch of that white stuff. Pitiful how some of us get. (speaking for myself, of course...)

Rachel said...

Great column there Cliff!! You do have lots of columns in your blog as Nora said! You are bound to put a smile on their faces!

Jamie Dawn said...

My friend, Tami, would DIE to hear that "nature's little speed bumps" saying. It is pretty funny.

You are now a professional writer!!!!
WAY to go!!!
I think you'll be a favorite to all the readers.
I left a comment there which it says will be approved within 48 hours. I didn't curse or anything, so I hope it gets approved.

Lucy Stern said...

Cliff, it nearly kills me every time I hit one of those speed bumps.

I went and read the whole thing abut the Buddy Holly incident. I have always been fasinated with it. I wonder what there careers would have been like if it had not happened. I also grieve the early loss of Harry Chapin, John Denver and several others.

I remember when you posted on the "marriage" article. It is so typical of marriages that have lasted that long. TF and I were married on July 23, 1971 and we are still happily married. TF has written several articles for one of his locksmith publications. Don't get the swell head. lol.

Janell said...

Congratulations on your new status as a columnist!

Ralph said...

Way to go Cliff!
Ralph

Gette said...

Way to go Cliff! We won't tell if you recycle old blogs...

Montevideo was the penultimate stop on the winter dance party tour. My MIL was at the show, along with most of her teenybopper friends.

Jerry said...

Cliff,
I've been to the field where Buddy Holly's plane crashed. It felt weird to walk out there as the farmer's were discing the fields. But the owner of the Surf Ballroom also owns the fields and he said it was okay. There are four trees planted there and a small monument. Very sad.

So now you're a part of the mainstream media. How long before you write an article on global warming or the vast right-wing conspiracy? That was a great column. Glad they recognized their local talent and gave you the writing job. Congatulations!

The Editor said...

It took ONLY four years of publishing Midwest Producer to realize the best columnist was within walking distance of the office. OK, maybe a hike. But y'all will know that when you come to Blogstock next summer.

The comments left on our web page are much appreciated. I've received several emails, too, telling me how smart I was to get Cliff on board.

Repeat: It took ONLY four years ...

Cliff said...

You're way too kind ed. but thanks just the same.

Anonymous said...

Cliff. Congrats on the columnist gig. 35,000 subscribers will get a wiff of humor that's as good as anything out there. I can see a traveling stage show coming. People will come Cliff, people will most definitely come...

Marty

Scarlet said...

What a plug for you at the end there. Way to go! ;)

gel(emerald eyes) said...

Cliffers, Congrads!!!I'm sure you will think of plenty to say and it's only 18 times/yr. (18 is a lucky number from my culture- no joke!)

Thx for the info link re: Buddy Holly. Quite interesting.I recognized the line from D.M's American Pie song, but didn't know the info behind the music line.

LaDawn said...

oh.....my dream job!

ptg said...

Congratulations.

Sandy said...

Little tarapins are also one of natures little speed bumps...And the sound is really heartbreaking when you run over one on your motorcycle. Thank goodness the squirrels are fast enough to get out of my way.