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  • Pat Bertram 1:48 pm on July 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: multiple blogs,   

    When I first signed up for wordpress, having multiple blogs off a single dashboard seemed clunky to me, so I started a second blog with a different address. In those two years, they’ve changed the dashboard so that it’s very easy to deal with multiple blogs, but I’m left with two accounts. And I’m always logged in to the wrong one. I was spending a lot of time on this account a couple of months ago, so I started this blog thinking how simple it would be to post my thoughts during the day, sort of a personal Twitter. A good idea, until . . . I started spending most of the time logged into the other account. Now instead of being a vibrant blog, this has turned into a stagnant blob. And now I never quite know where I am. On Earth, I’m pretty sure, but I can’t guarantee that.

  • Pat Bertram 4:50 pm on July 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: baby carriage, perambulator, pram   

    Charles Burton invented the baby carriage in 1848 and instantly incurred the wrath of New York City pedestrians who saw it as just another obstacle to dodge. Burton fled to England where he opened a factory. He called his carriages perambulators, and soon had royalty buying his prams, including Queen Victoria, Queen Isabella of Spain, and the Pasha of Egypt.

  • Pat Bertram 8:47 pm on July 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

    Sex With Sister Tips. Um…Yeah — strange search engine terms people used to find my blog.


  • Pat Bertram 7:25 pm on July 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Susanna Medora Salter, woman mayor, Woman's Christian Temperance Union   

    When 27-year-old Susanna Medora Salter went to the polls on April 4, 1887 to vote for mayor of Argonia, Kansas, she was astonished to see her own name on the ballot. The local chapter of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union had nominated her as their candidate, but had neglected to inform her of the decision. Despite her lack of campaigning (or because of it?) she was elected the first woman mayor in the United States by a two-thirds majority.

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