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  • mistermuse 11:39 am on April 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Eric Clapton, , , I Walk The Line, , , Walkin' Blues,   


    Friends, if you neglected to take advantage of TAKE A WALK IN THE PARK DAY on March 30 (not to mention WALK AROUND THINGS DAY on April 4), you can still take steps to walk the walk today, which happens to be NATIONAL WALK TO WORK DAY (if you’ve already gone to work via a conveyance other than your feet, you have my permission to walk home FROM work. Why let a technicality stand in the way of exercising your rights….and lefts.

    Obviously, those of us who are retired can’t walk to work, and those who work from home should have spent the night elsewhere in order to walk to work this morning, but it’s too late to do anything about that now (just don’t let it happen again).

    Now, perhaps you think that three days dedicated to walking within a span of six days is going a bit too far, but let’s face it — without something that reminds you to get off your butt, you would probably just sit there all day working or (if you’re retired) blogging, neither of which is good for your heart. So do as I do:

    OK, guess I’d better quit while I’m ahead, before we get the….

    • equipsblog 12:51 pm on April 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Got over 10000 steps yesterday. Not sure if I will make that much today.

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      • mistermuse 3:42 pm on April 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        You must be equipped with a pedometer, equipsblog. I’d get one too, but I don’t know if they count up to 999,999,999,999,999 & 1/2. 😦


    • masercot 1:04 pm on April 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I live in one state, pass through another and work in a third state. I won’t be walking.

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      • mistermuse 3:49 pm on April 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I know an anteater who lived where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah meet. He not only walked to work in four states every day, but to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks (which, come to think of it, were his work).

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    • Rosaliene Bacchus 2:44 pm on April 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Love your musical choices! I enjoy walking outdoors and look forward to warming temperatures to return to my walks along the beachfront.

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    • Elizabeth 5:30 pm on April 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      These boots are made for walking.

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      • mistermuse 6:01 pm on April 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I remember that song, Elizabeth (there are many songs with the words WALK or WALKING in the title, but I can’t use them all, and “These Boots….” was one that didn’t quite fit what I had in mind for this post. Thanks for the comment.

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        • JosieHolford 8:06 am on April 6, 2019 Permalink

          Can’t do them all. Sometimes you have to Walk — Don’t Run and sometimes you have to Walk On By.

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    • rivergirl1211 8:25 am on April 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Does walking to the computer to comment on blogs count? It is on the other end of the house….

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      • mistermuse 9:57 am on April 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        It counts, but not as much as my walking to my computer in my basement pad. However, there are steps you can take to make it count more, such as putting your computer in the attic. πŸ™‚

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    • calmkate 8:41 am on April 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      how about walking away … from temptation, from duties, from ….

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    • mistermuse 10:12 am on April 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Josie, far be it from me to “Walk On By” your comment:

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    • Paul Sunstone 7:30 pm on April 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I might walk down to the liquor store this evening and get some ale. I drink maybe three times a year, but spring has finally arrived. It would be nice to celebrate.

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    • Eliza 5:00 am on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I love the walk the line
      Walking to work from home can so work. You have to go from bedroom to workspace after all…..
      Love, light and glitter πŸ™‚
      Hope this week is a peaceful week

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      • mistermuse 8:29 am on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        You do the same, Eliza.

        BTW, you can save yourself all that walking from bedroom to workspace by moving your desk and computer into your bedroom. πŸ™‚

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        • Eliza 8:54 am on April 7, 2019 Permalink

          lol then you couldn’t get a post describing all the delightful sites along the way. The floor. The ceiling. The molded walls. The spider that lives there (I hope none live in my house!)

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    • moorezart 1:09 pm on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.

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      • mistermuse 2:12 pm on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I keep a close watch on this art of thine
        I keep my eyes wide open all the time
        Because moorezart is fine
        I walk the line.



    • America On Coffee 10:39 pm on April 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Video not avail.


      • mistermuse 1:08 am on April 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, AOC, but they’re all still OK from where I sit, so I’m not sure which video you mean. If you’ll be specific, I’ll check it out.


    • America On Coffee 1:13 am on April 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I am sorry. I meant both are unavailable.

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      • mistermuse 9:58 am on April 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, AOC. The first video is Johnny Cash’s I WALK THE LINE, of which there are many clips available, including this one:

        The second clip is Eric Clapton’s WALKIN’ BLUES, which may take a little longer to come up with an alternative. I shall return!


    • mistermuse 12:26 pm on April 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply


  • mistermuse 11:51 am on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Buffalo Bill, , , Husband E. Kimmel, I Walk The Line, , June Carter, Pearl Harbor, Ring of Fire, , William "Buffalo Bill" Cody   

    CASH & CODY 

    February 26 is the birthday of JOHNNY CASH (1932), not to mention WILLIAM F. “BUFFALO BILL” CODY (1846). I say “not to mention” Cody because I wish it were instead the birthday of CARY GRANT, so I could have titled this post CASH & CARY. No such luck, but give me credit….for trying.

    Now, I’m not a big fan of country music (Cash excepted), and not even a small fan of a man killing 4,282 buffalo in 18 months, as Buffalo Bill purportedly did under contract to provide Kansas Pacific Railroad construction crews with buffalo meat. That’s a helluva way to run a railroad chow line, but in the unsettled west at that time (1867-68), what was the meat alternative — prairie dogs and rattlesnakes? I suppose the RR could’ve hired vegetarian railroad workers, but the nearest vegetable stands and supermarkets were probably hundreds of miles away, so let’s not go there.

    Anyway, having come this far, we may as well finish paying our Buffalo Bill respects before turning to Johnny Cash. Buffalo Bill was one of the most colorful characters of the Old West. He was a U.S. Army soldier during the Civil War and an Army scout 1868-72, but is most famous for his “Wild West” show in which many historical western figures appeared, including Sitting Bull and Annie Oakley. The show toured throughout the U.S. and Europe, where it was enormously successful and made him an international legend. At the turn of the 20th century, he was regarded as the most widely recognizable celebrity in the world by some historians. Today, we see that he was ahead of his time in his support for conservation and the rights of women and Native Americans, regarding whom I found this Cody quote: Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government.

    As for Johnny Cash, I think he is of recent enough vintage that I need not detail his life here, and in any case, his music is his enduring legacy….music such as:

    I suppose I should quit while I’m ahead, but Feb. 26 is also the birthday of probably the youngest HUSBAND in history, as recorded on hisΒ birth certificate: HUSBAND EDWARD KIMMEL….a name which some say lives in infamy. Husband E. Kimmel was a four-star Admiral and Commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor….following which he was demoted to a two-star Admiral. There is debate to this day as to whether he was made a scapegoat for the failure of the U.S. to be prepared for the disastrous sneak attack, but there is no debating that he was already a Husband when he married (Dorothy). She HAD to know, don’t you think?

    • arekhill1 11:59 am on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      That’s a lot of buffalo, but considering that it would probably take at least 18 months for one railroad worker to eat a whole buffalo, and that there were probably at least 4,000 guys working on the railroad, it’s statistically possible. I wonder how many buffalo Wild Bill shot at and missed?


      • mistermuse 1:49 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        He probably didn’t miss too many, Ricardo, because of his strategy. According to Wikipedia, Cody and another hunter, Wm. Comstock, competed in an 8-hour buffalo shooting match to win the contract and exclusive rights to the name “Buffalo Bill.” Cody won by killing 68 bison to Comstock’s 48. Comstock chased after his buffalo for miles, while Cody rode to the front of the herd, identified the leaders and forced the followers to circle close together, making them easy targets. He also used a larger-caliber rifle than Comstock.


        • Joseph Nebus 8:31 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink

          I’d imagine catching a lot of buffalo requires more strategy than shooting, really. It’d be almost hopeless if they didn’t, well, out-think the animals.

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    • ladysighs 12:44 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I didn’t mind listening to Johnny Cash, but I just didn’t like watching him. Who knows why. 😦
      I always wondered how stars like Buffalo Bill etc toured Europe with their shows. No airplanes or good transportation etc. And lack of all the modern conveniences and whatever else we take for granted today.


      • mistermuse 1:58 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        They must have had humongous canoes, ladysighs, but can you imagine how hard it would’ve been to paddle them that distance? πŸ™‚


        • ladysighs 2:02 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink

          At least now I know how they did it. Dismissing it from my mind now. πŸ™‚

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    • Stella's Mommy 1:09 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Haha cash and Cary. That would have been amazing. When is cash warrens birthday? You might have another chance….


      • mistermuse 2:04 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Well, I already had the Cash – I needed the Cary. But don’t feel bad about confusing them – I have no idea who cash warren is, so I’m just as “out of the loop” as you. πŸ™‚


        • Stella's Mommy 2:24 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink

          Lol. Well cash warren is Jessica alba’s husband. I was more thinking that maybe cash warrens Bday would miraculously be on Cary’s so you could have a retry?


    • Don Frankel 3:38 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Well Muse I guess Husband E. Kimmel probably didn’t like that first name but it could have been a lot worse.


    • mistermuse 4:53 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Stella’s Mommy, I checked, and Cary Grant’s birthday is Jan. 18, Cash Warren’s is Jan.10 — close, but not on the money. Then I thought of Mariah Carey, but her birthday is March 27. But you know what – I’m sure the most important birthday in your life is Stella’s, so who cares about those other characters! πŸ™‚


      • MΓ©lanie 1:53 am on March 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        I love Cash’s songs & his recognizable voice… πŸ™‚ Cary Grant is a January Cappy – like me, a living legend as we call THE genuine movie stars of the “golden age”… and yeah: who cares about their b’days?!… πŸ˜‰

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        • mistermuse 7:24 am on March 1, 2015 Permalink

          I also love Cash’s voice, as well as his wife’s, June Carter. I didn’t realize until I looked it up that they were married for 35 years and died just 3 months apart.


    • mistermuse 5:03 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Don – you surely were Johnny-on-the-spot with that clip (note that I didn’t call you Shirley, as I don’t want you to Sue me).


    • BroadBlogs 2:45 pm on February 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Well, Cash and Cody using more of the kind than Cash and Cary. And I have some nice memories of the few times I’ve been in Cody, Wyoming. And sometimes hearing Johnny Cash on the radio.


    • mistermuse 4:56 pm on February 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Been there once myself years ago (passing through, but stopped to see the Buffalo Bill Museum, which is about the only thing I remember about the town). Of course, Cody was named after Buffalo Bill Cody, who was instrumental in founding the town.

      Thanks for commenting.


    • equipsblog 10:17 am on March 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I love the Buffalo Bill quote and the puns sprinkled throughout this post. I took a semester course on Canadian history in high school. If I remember correctly, the US government broke over 300 treaties with Native Americans while the Candian government broke 30 treaties with what I I believe they call First Nations.

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      • mistermuse 11:59 am on March 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t know which was more shameful — the way the U.S. Government treated African Americans or the way it treated Native Americans. And now we have a President who shamefully treats migrants who want to be Americans. Why? Because too many Americans vote into power the kind of government which does these shameful things.


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