What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Blog Business

Thanks to a request by Linda, I have taken off that dreadful word verification box on my comments.  So, if you have had any problems leaving a comment in the past hopefully it will be an easier task now.  I tried to leave a comment on a blog the other day and my word verification was in Arabic!  What the heck?  How was I supposed to type that????  

I spotted this Word Verification on Lamebook:
I mean, really, do I want to offend anyone with GULPS WIENERS?  I think not!

Another thing that I have been wanting to mention is that I love my comments and I really would like to be able to answer a lot of you.  But, when I get an email with your comment in it - more often than not there is a no-reply email address.  That means I can't email you back to answer your questions or to just thank you for stopping by.  Some of my very best blog friends even have no-reply emails when they leave a comment *Heidi*cough*Sue*.  There is a great little tutorial over at Hi! Sugarplum that will walk you through changing it so that I can see your email and respond to you.  Your email address won't show up in the comments and no one will ever see it except for the person that you leave the comment for when they receive the email with your comment in it.  It's easy and painless, I promise.

And now, that concludes the business portion of the post.  :)


    just so happens, when Shoe Obsessed did a similiar post, I followed the instructions ~ so you 'should' already be getting my e-mail address, MISSY SHARA (no finger pointing allowed!!!!).

    No, let me know, if it isn't showing up, because then Heidi & I were just ridiculed for nothing and your whole post was a waste...
    (just KIDDING!!!) What it really means is that I blundered something AGAIN 8-)

  2. Ok, I changed mine - although it goes to an email I don't check very often!

    thanks for telling us!

  3. Thanks to Linda, I also removed the word verification, it sure slowes down the comment process! I like it too when I can respond to a comment via email, just makes it so much better!

    Have a great day!

  4. Thank you for taking off that awful word verification! Really, lol, gulp weiners? Oh my! Also agree about the email, I love to respond but can't if there is no email! Good post my friend! Hugs, Linda

  5. Thanks for this post, Shara. I went in and check my settings and had it half right. It seems these techno things are changing all the time. It can be maddening trying to keep up, especially for me, the casual blogger.

  6. Do you know, that all along I have thought that I DID have my email address attached? Then when I saw Andie's post I went and checked--and sure enough, it wasn't! DOH! I actually think I used to have it attached and then I changed something and inadvertently deleted it. But now it should be back to normal. Sheesh!

  7. That's a funny one. It is very annoying so I took mine off too.

  8. Okay--hope I got it right this time! testing!

  9. Thank you! I usually suffer through the verification process if I really want to leave a comment, but it's pretty annoying. Hoping many others follow your excellent example!


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