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Okay, the last post sucked... I'd like your opinion, if I may as well...

Addendum: 20:55 EDT Wait a minute... maybe the post DIDN'T suck too much...


Thanks to all the BlogMadders who voted us (for a SEVENTH TIME) Blog of the Day!

Many, many thanks!

And now, back to your original post... already in progress...



Ready for this, Sue read the last post and said, "Well, it's not much... it's kind of a begging post."

Well, she's right... and most of the regular readers here expect better and more...

Question: What should I post about?

See, the weird thing is that this blog has a wide and varied readership...

Some come to read about the bus, some to "check up" on the dream, some come here for "busly information", some for my paranormal side, some to see how successful we've been with our pixel ad site and other venture... Heck, I even get a lot of wrestling/MMA fans reading this... Believe it or not, I get almost two-thousand, five-hundred visitors per day... and that numbers going up!


Oh, don't get me wrong... I could go off on any of the above for a long post... a rant... a rave... a question... so much to be written, so many not to bore.

Actually, in all true honesty, I wish b2evolution (the software this blog runs on) had polls... 'cuz I got a TONNE of questions to ask YOU! The reader!!!

I know there's "third party" poll sites and add ons, but I don't want anyone reading this to end up on an "ad" site or a site that might install adware or spyware... so I'd rather the software we're using had a "poll plug-in" instead.

According to them, they're working on it.

So I'll toss you this... since I haven't asked before...

I've posted some weird synchronicities between myself and this bus... and double-deckers in general...

My question (and please use the "comments" bit below to answer... and please, consider it or do it as I REALLY want to know your opinion...) is...

Do you believe that there's anything to these synchronicities/coincidences?

If you know not of what I speak, please click here and have a read... (links here open a new browser so as not to interfere with Blogmad or BlogExplosion sessions.)

What do you think? Are these "wishful thinking" situations? Are they mere coincidences? Something else...?

HONESTLY, I'm not sure I know which is why I would love to hear your take on them... Heck, I may even ask Sue if I can cross-post this to the Paranormal Blog.

No right or wrong... just your opinion...

So, whadya think... Do you believe that there's anything to these synchronicities/coincidences between myself and the bus?


August 10th Horoscope


According to a local freebie magazine, 24 Hours, my horoscope reads thusly...

Today is a 6 - It's a good day to ask for money. Use family for your reason.

In some ways, isn't that what the last few months here has been about???

Oh, I know... I've often strayed "off topic" ranting and raving about wrestling, the paranormal, my office... all kinds of shtuff... but that's why I'm here... hoping that you (or someone you know... or someone they know...) might see this and say...

"Hey! That sounds like a noble thing! I'll buy some advertising pixels!"

...or even...

"Wow! I want to help that family obtain their dream! If nothing else, I'll buy a T-Shirt or sweatshirt to help!"

...and of course...

"I'd love to see these folks save that old bus. I'll be happy to click the Donate Button on the upper-right hand side of their blog!"

Honestly, however, I'm very cynical of horoscopes... especially "mainstream media" horoscopes which usually entail entlightening comments like, "Today, you will talk to someone very important to you!"

Think about that... how many days DON'T you talk to someone who's important to you?

I've always liked the horoscope I used from The Onion...

Gemini: You're in grave danger of planning your life around vague interpretations of the mysterious patterns that can supposedly be seen in the night sky.

...but hey, on the microscopic chance that today's "24 hours" horoscope is on to something... I am asking... heck, I'm begging... and yes, my whole family is involved with this... we all have an attachment to this old bus currently being used as a dumpster inside a barn in Santa Rosa...

Make a true believer out of this cynical/sceptical guy... help my wife, my kid, and myself rescue the bus. In all honesty, it would mean the world to all three of us.


The usual last note on the old blog... PLEASE SUPPORT THE DREAM!

Please don't forget about our pixel ad site, HelpCoverTheBus.Com and our PayPal donation button (see the upper-right hand side of the blog) and, of course, the NEW Cafe Press shop for T-Shirts and shtuff! (...and who doesn't need some shtuff!)

Please help us make this dream a reality and save a piece of history! entire family would thank you!


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One Old Green Bus

This blog was started in April of 2006... its original itent was really twofold. One was to be a "sounding board" for it's author... and the other... well...

At the time we started this, your humble author was unemployed and going through the usual crisis situations that arise from being jobless.

We (my wife, stepdaughter, and I,) used to "amuse" ourselves (read: Take our minds off our troubles) by more-or-less fantasizing as a family about what we'd do when things "turned around". Along this route, we discussed going to England on a vacation... and in that, alighted on "double-decker buses".

We kind of adopted one bus... Regent Low Height 3... as Our Bus... and we used to talk about what we'd do with "our bus" if we got it... from fixing it up to the trips we'd take on it.

Along the way, we became students of the history of this bus which HONESTLY seemd it was truly for us... trouble was, we couldn't afford the bus and weren't in a position to work towards the bus... so we had a couple of options...

Since the bus' position was sketchy (there's a chance she might be sold for scrap or "carved up" in other ways,) we could forget about her and pretend she didn't exist...

...or we could TRY... ask for help... put our dream of owning and saving "One Old Green Bus" into the universe and see what happens...

As of February, 2008, we knew that there was a perspective buyer for the bus (not us, obviously,) and made some difficult decisions... The first was that we wouldn't "beg" for help anymore and give the little money we received to a few different charities both online and off... and the second was simply hope that either we find a corporate sponsor (for an "ad" idea we have, click here to about read that,) or even a patron who see's the value in a silly family's dream...

But, if the bus is about to be purchased by someone who's planning on restoring it and they "get there first", we wish them well and are glad that at least Our One Old Green Bus is in a safe place being looked after.

For now, though, we are still hoping WE might be the ones to get our One Old Green Bus and see a family dream come true...

Regardless, this blog WILL continue... and we will still "go for" a bus of our own... but this blog will ALWAYS be dedicated to our own One Old Green Bus.

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