Thursday, November 17, 2005

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...

OK, if I can figure out how to enter the links on this site, that means anyone can do it. Please note that I've linked everyone from my AIM journal into my new journal, and I've linked to the new addies for everyone for whom I have them, while I've linked to the old addies for those folks who haven't yet moved or who haven't yet posted their new addies. I'll update the links as needed.

I like it over here. Aesthetically, it's more pleasing to my eye, and I've had that impression at every blog I've visited so far, but that's not all. It took me a while to figure out how to enter links to my favorite sites; however, once I figured out how to do it, entering them and putting them into alphabetical order (remember, I am a Virgo) was a piece of cake compared to the way I had to do it before. And having figured out how to do it, I'll be happy to help anyone who needs help with it. Just e-mail me or leave a comment asking for help.

Also, before I even added links, I was able, for the first time ever, to record and post a voice message for FREE. And it was EASY.

Soooo...that's why I've posted a pic of Mr. Rogers on today's entry. My kids grew up watching Mr. Rogers. In fact, Christopher's first word was "RAH-GERRRSSS!" (delivered as an exclamation, as he pointed at the television set to indicate that he wanted it turned on to his favorite show...he was a little over a year old at the time).

I loved Mr. Rogers. His show moved at a slower pace than other children's shows, and he was all about The Neighborhood and being a Good Neighbor. We've all just had a taste of the opposite of that. AOL executives could have learned a lot from Mr. Rogers and Robert Fulghum (All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten), and America Online would have been better for it if they had.

Lily sent me a link to an article discussing how the fact that AOL is losing so many subscribers (300 an hour!) suggests that something is very very wrong. It's further confirmation that leaving was the right thing to do, and I feel terrific that so many of us who left are setting up shop, as it were, together, in Our New Neighborhood.

It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?

It's a neighborly day in this beautywood,
A neighborly day for a beauty,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?

I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you,
I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you.

So let's make the most of this beautiful day,
Since we're together, we might as well say,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won't you be my neighbor?

Won't you please,
Won't you please,
Please won't you be my neighbor?

9 comments:

Theresa Williams said...

Yes, I will be your neighbor! I finally figured out the picture thing! Thanks, Judi!

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Cool! I'll add your link to the Outpost at lunchtime today.

I notice that article about AOL losing subscribers is dated 11/2, before this current mess started. Can you imagine how much it's probably jumped this week? I knew you could.

Karen
Outpost Mavarin

Ken Verheecke said...

I found you from Christina's place... I am an AOL refugee myself and I wish you well with your new place!!!

Hi Neighbor!!!

Judith HeartSong said...

I want any tips or clues you can offer about the links... I have not had time to do anything but add a couple... have you found a good way? Hopefully quick?
Nice spot here!!!! xoxoxox judi

blhater said...

Judi,
Glad to find you here.. I will be visiting all my friends that have moved since I don't want to lose touch with any of you. GREAT article about AOL losing so many customers..I had to smile! Best wishes always. SierraJazz

Bluwave said...

I read that article from Lily, too. It was definitely interesting, but I can't say that I was all that surprised given AOL's reputation for poor customer service.

I'll be sure to add your journal to my list of links. However, I lack the perfectionist skills of Virgos, so it won't be in alphabetical order. I suck. I was just happy to teach myself how to do the links in the first place :)

Welcome to the neighborhood! ~Kris

Paul said...

Hi Judi,

Nice to find you again. but I can't figure out how to do the links. D'oh!

erarein63 said...

Judi...glad to find you. I've decided to stay put at AOL for now. Like you, I'm there via AIM so I've what do I really have to complain about. Understand everyone's point of view, and I may change my eventually. Please keep in touch! De ;)

ab said...

The memories of Mr. Rogers. A little piece of each of us died with his passing. In May 1987 he received an honorary doctorate at my graduation from BGSU. I will never forget...the worst hangover of my life....and 20,000 strong singing the theme together on a glorious, cloudless day....he came to the podium and we were already singing....he had to hush us and say...."Would you like to sing with me?"...we did.