Friday, May 1, 2015

To Be Announced ~ Rick's Newest Column Post


“TO BE ANNOUNCED” 
by Rick Jones, husband of Minister's Wife

Yesterday the contest to name this column ended, and the winner is . . . to be announced!

No, that's not the name of the column. That's the name of this particular article. We're not releasing the name of the column because upon notification, the winner has 48 hours to respond. Also, I wanted to use that joke to begin this article.

Lois wanted me to see the comments we've received. I wrote four articles before we posted the first one, just in case my recent medical problems caused more trouble than expected. Here are some thoughts based on what some of you said about the first two installments.

Thank you for so much positive feedback. I mean that sincerely. “Rick's Ramblings” was far and away your favorite suggestion for a title. But earlier this week I explained why I had already rejected that one. You made me think of using it anyway, but then I would have had to split up the prize. It would have been no problem sending just one dessert bowl to each of six winners, but I couldn't bring myself to ripping up the paperback book and sending each person 32 pages of it.

Liz Mays surprised me when she described my style as “haphazard, scattered and silly.” That's all been said about me before, but never as a compliment! Thank you.

A comment from Shonda was just plain eerie. She suggested the title “Rambling Ruminations” before the article discussing both of those terms was posted! I think she's either a time traveller who had already read the next couple of articles, or she's part of the Psychic Friends Network.

I feel like you've given me approval to continue writing, and permission to continue rambling. That's good, because [as I mentioned in this column's debut] I decided to begin writing these articles because of “food poisoning, amputation and electrical malfunction of a hospital bed.” Here we are, installment number five, and I still haven't gotten around to those stories. Maybe next week.

Hmmm . . . “Maybe Next Week.” Catchy. If I'd thought of that a month ago, we wouldn't have needed a contest. But I digress.

38 comments:

  1. Yes, keep writing. I try to get my husband to write for me more often, but the truth is - he's not a great writer. He needs to stick to his math :)

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    1. The math has to come in handy for helping with blogging expenses though!

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  2. Keep 'er going! My husband keeps meaning to but never does!

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    1. Took me a while to get Rick to agree, but he's glad he did it (so far).

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  3. Keep it up and I can't wait until you share the name of your column.
    I wish my husband had the time to contribute more to my blog as well. He has written a few things but he is busy with his own projects.

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    1. He's got some good ideas for the name! We'll announce it next week.

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  4. Keep on rambling You have readers now

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  5. Keep us posted! I want to know the name too! Thanks for sharing! Keep on writing :)

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    1. He has already written 3 more columns. He's enjoying this a lot!

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  6. You'd better get to those stories soon. The teasing is killing all of us.

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    1. Some day i will have to share how much he teases me! he can really string me along sometimes!

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  7. Keep going, mama. People like your stuff. My husband helps me with my writing just by getting up each morning with the kids ;)

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    1. I can relate to that. Rick has been very supportive of me and my blogging!

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  8. Definitely keep it up - it is quite enjoyable.

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  9. Rambling is always good! Now I'm singing the Allman Brothers, Lord, I was born a rambling mannnnnnnnnn tryin to make a livin just doing the best I can. Okay, I'll stop :) Keep writing!

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    1. he went down that path too! Too funny!!

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  10. Keep it up for sure. What suspense!!!! can't wait to see more!

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    1. I've been teasing him about how long he has dragged out naming this. He's having fun!

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  11. Keep it up. You are doing great.

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    1. Thanks! I'm pretty excited about him writing for me.

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  12. Oh your post title is cracking me up now, but I keep coming back for the writing. Keep it up.

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    1. Glad you are enjoying it. He's got some fun ideas!

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  13. Ooh! I love "Maybe Next Week" - I can't wait to find out the name!

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    1. I thought that was a good name too. Some of his ideas have been a hoot!

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  14. Hope everything calms down a bit and look forward to the name reveal!

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    1. They have calmed down and are getting back to normal, although we aren't sure what that is anymore!

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  15. Keep writing! It is always nice to read what others wrote it’s fulfilling for me.

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    1. Thanks so much! He's got some fun ideas running around in his brain.

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  16. I try to get my husband to write articles for me but no luck. However, he gives me ideas every now and then.

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    1. That has to help some. I know I struggle with ideas!

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  17. Definitely keep up the great work! You are doing a marvelous job!

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    1. I'm sure he will be glad to hear this!

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  18. I'm glad you've found a title you like. Looking forward to hearing what it is you decided... and of reading more of what you write!

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    1. I'm hoping he lets you all in on it soon!

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  19. Can't wat to see what you picked!

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    1. He has it picked out. I think it will surprise everyone.

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