Sunday, May 15, 2011

life's a joke then you croak

I want to be honest with everyone. I was ready to retire The Yard Art Game. I have a busy life right now, I am not getting on the internet and visiting my favorite blogs. I am not writing my entries on a regular basis and have been cheating my handful of followers.

I told a couple of my friends that the blog had run its course, and no one really disagreed. So I that that was that.

I looked through some old pictures, comments made by reporters and entries waiting in my queue. And maybe just maybe the game will go on. Perhaps what I need is a break.

Meanwhile I have a gift for you (one of my corny movies):

Diane of Loess is More comments:

What if I start a sister blog for life's highway called,  "life's a joke then you croak"- PLOT ART. Lmao! I love it.  Omg.


During my break, I'll play with my new toy... you know how I love unicorns.
impaling Mimes, it doesn't get any better than this....

47 comments:

  1. Do you know how much I am going to miss you?
    I hope you get the chance to return. Everytime I drive somewhere, I always notice yard art like I am raving lunatic.
    Take care.

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  2. We all need blogging breaks. Some longer than others. I do hope you return. In the mean time, I am going to go on Amazon and buy that unicorn set!

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  3. I thought you might be taking a break. You will be missed for sure. Get one of your regular field reporters to guest post for a while maybe. It will be hard to go without yard art. What will I do without my daily dose of gnomes.

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  4. My whole family is going to miss you. Just like Rosey said, every time I drive by a yard of high quality yard art, I think of you. gardenwalkgardentalk has a good idea, too. It is going to be very hard going without a daily dose of gnomes. I hope you don't give up entirely-- but I can understand needing to take a break though; you do put a tremendous amount of work into your blog. Thank you for all the laughs!

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  5. Oh, and I forgot to comment about your movie, a Seahorse Birdbath would be just the perfect touch for any gravesite, wouldn't it? So many different gravesite decorations to choose from...

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  6. I just found you! Thru Karen! Last week. Don't go forever! I am now watching for yard art too. How is a big gun? WW1 memorobilia? What does that score me?

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  7. I was awaiting your next post with anticipation ... if only so I wouldn't keep encountering that picture of the seal when I visited your blog. I guess having a follower like me who refuses to take photos of yard art doesn't help.
    If you return to the blogging world in some other guise, please let me know. Until then, I'll miss you and the crew ...

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  8. What if you just did one a week? Like on a first come first served basis? I dunno. Maybe you need a co-conspirator bloggist.

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  9. I saw a grave the other day with dolphins engraved all over it, and it was an adult's grave. It was weird. I mean, unless the dude was a doplhin trainer or something and the headstone was paid by Sea World.

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  10. Cheri, I think you deserve a break and when you come back how about posting only once a week so it's not overwhelming. I will miss the humor, but burn out must be faced. I can wait a few months for another dose while you recover. Have fun and enjoy. Carolyn

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  11. Rosey, thank you. If there was anything I wanted to accomplish it was to get people to notice the yard art lurking right in front of them.

    Cheeseboy, yes I think I just need a break to recharge the batteries. I know I will be back once my racing season is over.

    gwgt, that is a great idea. I don't know if anyone will step forward. It takes quite a bit of work.

    Karen, aw... thank you. My whole family watches for yard art, too. I get phone calls and text messages all the time of some wonder someone has just seen.

    xoxoxo, oh see you tempt me. Stay tuned. You will have to see.

    Lauren, perhaps once a week would be a good idea for a while. The trying for everyday was getting to be impossible. I started working out in the morning before work and just plain ran out of time.

    Laura, thanks. Yep I think Diane has found some here. I swore I would never show grave art but I did.

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  12. Thank you Carolyn. I am not sure how long the break will last but I am looking forward to having the time to visit my favorite bloggers.

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  13. Ah, Spring is in the air and I know how you feel. Being outside is all that matters these days. I have fallen behind on Blogger and Botanical. Hard to keep up with my garden as well as others even via the internet.

    I have pinged your blog's RSS feed to my phone so I will not miss a posting. You know I love a good techie gadget.

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  14. You must hurry back, you're a key member of my Cabinet!

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  15. b-a-g, sorry I missed you before. You don't have to submit to play and I have always enjoyed your dry sense of humor. You are even drier than me and that is sayin' something.

    Tufa Girl, Spring has smack me good. I have too much to do and not enough daylight.

    hoodyhoo, How sweet. Is it a good key.

    -E-, yeah I fee bad about the newbies the worse. I feel better this week just knowing I am taking a hiatus and can come invigorated. Perhaps I will have time to to learn to use a smidgen of your vast vocabulary.

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  16. See, I told you they loved you. I think the once a week is a really good idea actually. After a summer break filled with partying with your weird friend. Of course.

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  17. eventer79, once a week does sound do-able. I got some good submissions over the weekend. Sigh, I announce my maybe retirement and immediately a great yard shows up. Perhaps I will amend my dramatic announcement and try once a week.

    Oh, I don't know if I will have time partying with my weird friend. A lot of my time seems to be devoted to intimidating people with my extremely mild personality.

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  18. I understand that intimidation is hard work. Maybe you could make an intimidating announcement once a week and then you'd get the REALLY good stuff. Two for one deal there!

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  19. OMG - between you and Diane I almost cried! Mom used to say "Life's a joke and then you croak" - and she didn't croak until she was 101.5!! Diane has a video of her saying that.....I thought I was about to watch it again!!!

    Yes - do stay with us however you can. Once a week, nay (neigh?), even every 2 weeks would be fine. And this coming from someone who hasn't even tried to blog!!

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  20. Mom L, Diane did not warn me that was an intimate family quote. She sent it as as the email title and I thought it was clever.

    Don't count me out. All these emails have perked me up and I think I will be posting once a week and see how that goes.

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  21. I understand - it's hard to keep up with everything. But, we need a good laugh and I love coming here to get a little chuckle. Posting once a week is good, and when you catch your breath, maybe then you can do more. :)

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  22. OMG, LH! I'm late again. Well, Robin Williams once said "Life's a bitch and then you die." You'll enjoy it much more after the break or you'll find something else to blog about, won't you? You are too funny to go completely away! Enjoy! Nancy

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  23. I am voting with the "once a week" crowd. With that, not only will we get the rewards of your vast experience, but the comment forum will live on.

    YAW!

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  24. If you feel inspired to post once a week, well, that would be awesome (for us)--it's not just the art we all enjoy, you know, but the spin you put on it, and your own winning personality. But if you want to go kick up your heels somewhere (get this) away from the internet, that also sounds "very well-adjusted," as an irritatingly well-adjusted friend of mine always says. Have a ball (maybe a blue reflective gazing ball), whichever you do.

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  25. I just looked at Diane's plot art and I think in one of those slides Jesus looks T.O.'d that you're thinking of quitting.

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  26. HolleyGarden, it seems that the gallery has spoken. Dang bunch of independent field reporters.

    Once a week and maybe something interesting in between. Just as long as I feel the pressure is off.

    LVB, oh gosh no, no more to blog about. I get obsessive enough as it is. It get hives just thinking about another blog.

    regirl, YAW! Yeah I would miss that. We barely got it started.

    Stacy, I plan to ride my horse and maybe even get this... read a book... gasp I KNOW! But I have missed that.

    Lauren, He did look a bit upset. Probably because they are playing their own version of yard art game, when I finally get hit by lightning.

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  27. Hey, Diane. I would be a follower when you start the Plot Art Project.

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  28. I've become much more aware of yard art since I discovered you, but I totally understand the need for a blog break. I've been 'on hiatus' from MorningGlory for going on two years. I tried a comeback a while ago, but it fizzled after only 3 or 4 posts. I hope you decide to come back though; I really enjoy TYAG!

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  29. Anything you feel compelled to do on a regular basis (dishes, ironing, WORK) can become a chore. Hope you enjoy your break, and hope you come back reinvigorated. Maybe you shouldn't even commit to once a week - post whenever you feel motivated by a good submission! Then the pressure is on us, your trusty field reporters. YAW!

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  30. Cheri,
    very sad to think we won't get our daily fix of flingos and sea horses and neon-painted gnomes, but we will just love you all the more when you come back!

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  31. You will be missed! This blog is so much fun for us, but I'm sure it's a lot of work for you. Enjoy your break - and do come back soon?

    Hugs!
    Vicki

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  32. Tufa, I sure would follow the Plot Art Blog

    MorningGlory, it seems I am as unmotivated as I thought. As soon as I felt like I did not have to do it, I started getting ideas.

    Cynthia, I know it think that was the thing. The Field Reporters do not want to retire...YAW!

    MyMaracas, thank you so much. I think I will take a little time catching up on my favorite bloggers, like you for instance.

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  33. You can't keep The People down.

    YAW!

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  34. So sorry to hear my dose of yard art is going to be on hiatus for awhile but I can certainly comisserate with how you're feeling. Spring has me running around doing everything but blogging. Taking a holiday is always a good thing. But if I find something good I may feel the need to share so don't forget to check your inbox! (seriously don't forget, I saw a fantastic gnome at the auction this past weekend, the picture is on hubby's phone. when I find out how to transfer it I'm sending it to you)

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  35. Marguerite, I will be checking my email everyday. Do not worry about that!

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  36. i agree with lauren- jesus will be pissed if you quit! take yourself a break girl then come back!

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  37. ps- here is the link to grandma and 'life's a joke'---she was so awesome! it will put a smile on your face fo sho.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8adLm9TBKFE

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  38. ps- love the plot vid! i have more i have more!

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  39. Diane, we will do another round. I think my pouting entry of "I'm tired" took away from the awesomeness of the plot art.

    I already feel better.

    I cannot take the wrath of a PO'd Jesus. I don't have enough Karma saved up.

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  40. The world will never run out of yards, or tacky lawn art.

    So, when you're ready to come back, we'll be anxiously awaiting the next installment.

    Be it two weeks or two years.

    But, hopefully closer to two weeks than two years.

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  41. Ahhhh, LH, I feel much better now! Unlike most of you, I have plenty of time to do a blog, but not the inclination. I depend on you to do it for me so all I have to do is read and chuckle! Thank you for your time and effort, and I hope that relaxing a bit will help you keep going. We love you!!!

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  42. I hate the month of May--there is just too little time and money for one month. I haven't been visiting my pallies either and I'm just guilt-ridden about it. And my posts are lame. Maybe we all need a break. Can we just shut it down for a month??? Or at least until June???

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  43. "Jeezy Creezy"! I step away from the PC for a little bit and there is ANARCHY in the Blogosphere?!!

    LH - there are a few things obvious here: (1)you are surrounded by adoring fans & friends, (2)ALH:TYAG provokes more cross-comment chatter than any other blog I've been on, (3)the "popular vote" cries out for you to post once a week (Pretty please with sugar on top?!)

    :D

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  44. BTW: NOTE TO SELF: Do NOT put comments in "greater-than/less-than" brackets! They frickin' disappear on the posted comment (stupid programming language). >:-O

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  45. Shyrlene, you are right. It seems the reporters were not in the least ready to retire. I have decided to be a little less hard on myself and post at a more leisurely pace.

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