Someone once told me that women speak 5,000 words a day and men about 1,000. Now I don't know if that was a joke. Or even if it was true or statistically correct. I don't really talk very much. But I do enjoy posting the blog.
It's beyond me what I could possibly have written in 842 posts. Probably less then 30 were worth reading. Well maybe a few more. But, in my opinion, not many more.
For some reason people do read it - close to 5,000 a month. I've mentioned this before and just writing that number is surreal.
Two very pleasant things happened this weekend that would not have happened had I not been writing the blog.
A woman from Lindale, Tx and her husband saw me on my "Friday bench sitting" and came up and said, "You're Babs aren't you?" Blow me over. I had on sunglasses and my hair pulled up - to me I didn't even look like Babs. But she recognized me and we had a delightful, brief conversation. It turns out that she has been reading the blog for over three years.
Then on Saturday Marc of Merida who writes a blog on living there after moving from ALASKA, took the bus over from Queretaro to see Steve, who he had met before and myself.
We had the longest conversation I've ever had on blogs. Interesting how the three of us each approach the writing and the end result in completely different ways.
In the conversation, I discovered that Steve writes his post out in long hand. His are very detailed and full of facts. Marc said sometimes he works a day or two on a post. His too are full of information. I, on the other hand, just sit down and write. It shows. I'm seldom detail oriented, not to their extent.
It's kinda like I designed restaurants for twenty years. I would create the concept in my mind. I would let it roll around up there - move the food counters, or the windows and doors - always in my mind. Think of the finishes and furnishings. Then when I sat down at the drafting table to create, it all flowed out. Elevation drawings, floor plans, lighting plans, finish schedules, all that was required just came out of somewhere. Up to 10 pages, not the MEP drawings which were contracted out.
It's just how I think. I didn't know other people couldn't walk through rooms in their heads or see elevations until I mentioned it to a client and he looked at me like I was an alien.
So, I guess there will be a few more posts. Hopefully I still have a few things to say and more pictures to post.
I'm even contemplating another blog if I can figure out how to do it anonymously.