Indigo Insights

Saturday, November 26, 2005
Into the Blogroll

It must be a Thanksgiving or Fall Itch. Or perhaps a dreaded Bloggers' virus. Whatever, it seems to be spreading and many folks are updating, revamping, or otherwise altering their blog pages. Although I feel like I'm in a canoe in the Persian Gulf whenever I force myself to undertake alterations on Indigo Insights, I'm so far behind as to be ashamed. Many have been in my Round Tuit for far too long and I apologize to the following sites for being so dilatory in adding them to my blogroll. Some have been generous enough to have placed Indigo on their blogrolls a while ago. Others are old friends who became literally "lost in space" and I didn't know where they went. In any case, dear readers, please visit these nice folks and help me welcome them to my little Marsupial Blogroll! They are now integrated into the blogroll at left, but to bring them to your immediate attention, here's the list. Thanks for your patience, friends.

Flight Pundit

Poor Schmuck



Samantha Speaks


Pawpaw's House
Mostly Cajun and Bad Eagle just didn't seem to be enough Cajun and Native American representation, so I added Pawpaw for two birds with one stone. Plus, I like his style, even if I'm not blogrolled there. No worries, Pawpaw. I don't play for the numbers. I play just for fun.

Froggy Ruminations
I also felt the need for another Navy man. Don't miss his Thanksgiving post.

World of Leshaun Fossett
Just because he's brazen enough to post things like "I urge you to delete CNN from your channel lineup on your cable and satellite receivers." and bash the Nation of Islam in the same post. The kid's got journalistic talent to boot.

from Melva, Swansboro, NC

A Woman's Parable

One day, when a seamstress was sewing while sitting close to a river, her thimble fell into the river. When she cried out, the Lord appeared and asked,
"My dear child, why are you crying?"
The seamstress replied that her thimble had fallen into the water and that she needed it to help her husband in making a living for their family. The Lord dipped His hand into the water and pulled up a golden thimbel set with pearls.
"Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked.
The seamstress replied, "No."
The Lord again dipped into the river. He held out a silver thimble ringed with sapphires.
"Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked.
Again, the seamstress replied, "No."
The Lord reached down once more and came up with a leather thimble.
"Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked.
The seamstress replied, "Yes."

The Lord was pleased with the woman's honesty and gave her all three thimbles to keep, and the seamstress went home happy.

Some years later, the seamstress was walking with her husband along the river bank, and her husband fell into the river and disappeared under the water. When she cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked her,
"Why are you crying, my child?"
"Oh Lord, my husband has fallen into the river!"
The Lord went down into the water and came up with Mel Gibson.
"Is this your husband?" the Lord asked.
"Yes," cried the seamstress.

The Lord was furious. "You lied! That is an untruth!"
The seamstress replied, "Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I had said 'no' to Mel Gibson, you would have come up with Tom Cruise. Then if I said 'no' to him, you would have come up with my husband. Had I then said 'yes,' you would have given me all three. Lord, I'm not in the best of health and would not be able to take care of all three husbands, so THAT'S why I said 'yes' to Mel Gibson."

And so the Lord let her keep him.

The moral of this story is: Whenever a woman lies, it's for a good and honorable reason, and in the best interest of others.

(That's our story, and we're sticking to it.)