I yam what I yam…

…as Popeye said! To be honest, I didn’t know Popeye said that, until I heard Tony Soprano [James Gandolfini R.I.P.] say it in an episode. I’m not much of a cartoon person so about the only thing I knew about Popeye was that he liked spinach and had a wife named Olive.

The reason for the statement in the headline is that I’m taking part in a WordPress, thirty day challenge. Basically, it’s for new bloggers, but not solely. As I’ve moved a lot, and finally merged two blogs [quackofdawn.com and purringly.me] at the closing of last year, I thought my blog could use a little love and more structure. It’s also a great way to meet new bloggers — please check it out, they’ve set up a forum too.

Here’s what they say about it:

Whether you’ve resolved to start that blog you’ve been thinking about, plan to return to a tumbleweed-strewn site you started long ago, or are committed to giving your current blog a a little more love, we want to help you get there.

Yesterday’s task was to write an introductory post, which felt a bit silly as most of my readers have ‘known’ me for almost three years, so I wrote this — a bit about the choice of domain name. Besides, I already have an About page. The tagline — if I had one — for this blog would be “light flurries” … that’s what it is, rarely anything deep. Otherwise, a question like “Who are you?” could easily lead into some philosophical or existential issues and that’s not really what I’m all about. I’m more of a WYSIWYG [what you see is what you get] kind of person.

I wanted to write this post anyway — not only in case I get some new readers — but also in case you hadn’t seen this WP project.  🙂

20 thoughts on “I yam what I yam…

  1. David Bennett

    Good luck with the 30day challenge.

    I am what I am
    and that’s all what I am
    I’m Popeye the sailor man

    We used to have re-runs of US cartoons on TV – including Popeye cartoons. There were shows from as far back as WWII with Popeye battling the enemy. But the best of those shows were on a late-night show – The Old Grey Whistle Test – when Bob Harris would show early cartoons like fish on the seabed doing a hula dance to accompany songs by bands like Crosby Stills & –

  2. Annette Ursin Holmboe

    Oh well I remember Popeye too, spinach and Olivia ( she was called here).
    The question:”Who are you/ who am I ?- is very philosophical and to be honest, I like it. Maybe I am a WYSINEWYG= What you see is not excactly what you get. LOL

    1. colderweather

      I remember his forearms were really thick — thanks to the spinach LOL
      I like that philosophical stuff too but they get so long and drawn out. For example; how do we know that we are who we are … that I am I?! The consciousness… that’s always fun to ponder over.

    1. Annette Ursin Holmboe

      I am so curious and interrested in these questions that I have started to study the Kabbalah. It is not long time ago that I started, but its very catching.

        1. Annette Ursin Holmboe

          Even that they say its not Jewish as such- its for all people it has Jewish origin and the terminology is Jewish and its not mysticism, its spiritual science. I have another one: http://www.kabbalah.info- here you can find free online courses.

            1. Annette Ursin Holmboe

              To be honest, until recently I had only heard about it because Madonna claims to be interested- !? It was a friend of mine that recommended it to me.

  3. PonderTheIrrelevant

    My brother and I were watching old cartoons (on VHS no less) over Christmas – it’s amazing how much you miss on those things when you’re a child! I begin to see why they’ve tried to clean them up these days! Ha.
    I was just reading about this project yesterday and trying to decide how I felt about participating. I think I may cheat and pick & choose as it progresses. It’s always fun to meet new people 🙂

  4. holistic complications

    Me too (participating in the 30 day challenge) – tweaking my blog to make it more appropriate for me and more useful / interesting for those who visit. I look forward to seeing your changes.


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