And to you too, for that matter. One year ago today we started Tropical Fruit. It replaced all other blogs I had maintained to date and started fresh. Why might you ask? Some have asked me why I did not just keep the same blog that I had been doing for some years before and perhaps change the look, the name or even the web address. Was I trying to cut certain people out of my life? Was I trying to pretend that those times never happened? Nope. I have never cut people out of my life. Some people have chosen to cut themselves out, but that was their choice. I do not pretend they do not exist, I just do not write about them very often, as they do not come up in my current everyday life. I do not pretend times before did not happen. Some of those times were very good times. (The old blog held posts about a certain trip to Tennessee that actually had us laughing so hard we cried.) However, there is no sense in living in the past. Each day begins anew. Everyday we move forward. That is what I do now. You only get one go around in life, so you might as well make the most of it.
So on with another year of Tropical Fruit! Here are a few basic blog facts to remind us all and help any new readers keep up:
1. There are four members of Tropical Fruit: Jennifer, Carolynn, Catherine, and David. David is the only boy and does not post very often so this tends to be a very girly website. If you do not like girly, go Google something manlier, like cowboys or racecars or something.
2. Tropical Fruit is the main page. Carolynn runs a page called Ocean View and Catherine runs a page called In The Zoo. You will find links to the right.
3. Tropical Fruit is run from its home base in Vista, California. Vista is a northern suburb of San Diego, California and is situated just east of Oceanside, just north of Carlsbad and just west of San Marcos. We have some of the best Weather in the world here. We are less than 10 miles from the beach.
4.Tropical Fruit Right Side Content:
A. Days of Apples and Oranges is a calendar of events encompassing all members of Tropical Fruit. On the Ocean View, a similar calendar holds only days in which Carolynn finds importance.
B. On both Tropical Fruit and Ocean View you will find the current weather for Vista, CA.
C. On the Ocean View, you will find a birthday countdown. Help Carolynn count the days until she turns 12!
D. Tropical Fruit Trivia Challenge is a general trivia game open to anyone. We have very few players so I welcome anyone to try it.
E. Harry Potter countdown will not be there for much longer! The movie comes out on July 11 and the new book comes out July 21.
F. TV Fruit can give you insight into what we might be watching at our house. It works with our cable company and our pre-programmed favorites list to compile a list of what we might be watching at any given time. I find this to be very cool.
G. As always, feel free to e-mail us. Links to all of our e-mail addresses can be found under the heading of “Send Us Some E-Fruit” In addition, you will find links to each of the girls e-mail addresses on their own pages. Carolynn checks e-mail a lot more than Catherine.
H. The “Fruit of Others” section holds links to other web pages we enjoy. Feel free to check them out. The Ocean View has a similar list of web pages enjoyed by Carolynn.
I. Near the bottom is a fuzzy little guy called Moji who reads what I write and then is supposed to act accordingly. He tends to get a bit confused at times and I am thinking about moving him to the Ocean View. In The Zoo also has one of these.
J. On both Ocean View and In The Zoo you will find silly interactive pets (Little Dude the Turtle on Ocean View and Mr. Banana’s the Monkey on In The Zoo)
K. Finally, at the bottom of every page you will find our visitor counters. These were reset fresh today.
Those are all the features of Tropical Fruit. Each website is updated at it’s own pace. Each website is interactive with places for post comments as well as other areas of involvement. (Keep a watch for those.)
Finally, thanks for reading. It would not be nearly as much fun to write if no one read it.
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