Welcome to my Weblog.

I have been doing some reading on what makes a good weblog since I’ve been on WordPress, and you can’t beat Lorelle’s “Who The Hell Are You?” for bringing focus to the About page. So here is the new and hopefully improved version in homage to Lorelle’s post. πŸ˜‰

Who are you?

  • I go by Oh Waily Waily here but I am also known as Twoflour in other places. The inspiration for the blog name can be found here.
  • And, to my friends and family I am Lynn.

What do you do?

  • I run a family-owned SME. Emphasis on the S.
  • I run. Literally.
  • I cross stitch, read, listen to music and watch films.
  • I fritter away my hard earned money on my genealogy habit.
  • I eat, drink, breathe. And, more miraculously, I think about life. My life. The world’s life.

What are you talking about?

  • My life experiences.
  • My point of view.

What will you be talking about?

  • Specifically:
    • films
    • books
    • my work (see this for guidance)
    • my hobbies
    • travel (if I’m really lucky)
    • maybe even my love of food and drink.

What gives you the right to talk about anything?

  • I exist. I have an opinion. I can talk (just ask my husband) and I can type.

What are you doing here?

  • I’m writing as an expression of my experiences.

Why are you doing it here?

  • Because I wanted something more permanent than my serial e-mail “Cerebral Mutterings” for my friends to read.

Who the hell are you?

  • I am me. Are you willing to take the time to get to know who the hell that is?

Now, who are you?

12 thoughts on “About

  1. Congrats on migrating to WordPress. The .com version is certainly less fuss than a self-install. Basically you miss out on plug-ins, the option to import posts from other blogs, and the ability to add/edit custom themes. But it’s still a good self-contained solution. I tried it after trying Blogger, and decided to go the whole hog and rent server space to flitter away my spare time πŸ˜‰

    I like your philosophy — especially the “no black moods, temper tantrums or funny handsignals” part. I’m curious to see how long that lasts; most bloggers seem to find it therapeutic to “vent” there rants in public… I know I do.

    I’m signed up ready for the next installment πŸ™‚


  2. Thanks Bruce.
    Once again you are the welcoming committee!

    It is your fault that I am here, after all. I read your blog and got nosy.
    I was most impressed that I could migrate all the entries from Blogger to WordPress without any dramas (well, certainly no major dramas). That was excellent.
    It would be nice to edit the themes, but what the heck, that can always come later when I’m feeling up to creating a website c/w blog.
    In the meantime, blogging is quick and easy. πŸ˜€


  3. Thanks Lorelle.
    Sounds like you could make a nice Zen koan out of that question?
    Perhaps: ‘If my computer’s sound is on mute will I hear the virtual clapping?’


  4. Cool.
    I wonder if you will get a new spot on your map? Suspect that this IP address is mapped to Europe though. Bugger.
    Anyway good to get back into (virtual) touch.


  5. I have been thinking of jumping on the blog bandwagon. I really enjoyed poking around on your blog-we share similar interests! Keep up the good writings!


  6. Hello from Tasmania read your blog on manners / genealogy…. could not agree more this is a really big problem it is really a let down when it happens to you
    I have had a few people that I have shared all with and it took me years and alot of time money to get it all … and then they publish on web as theirs
    so many now just take gedcoms upload them to their trees and never check a thing the tell everyone they have done family tree!
    I get sooooo wild sometimes about it
    regards lesley


  7. Hello Lesley,
    As you can tell from my post, I too was pretty wild about the lack of manners. I hope it hasn’t happened to you too many times. So far I’ve been lucky and this is the only instance in 20+ years of research that I am aware of. I hope it stays that way. πŸ™‚

    I visited your page and noted your interest in the Gunning family from Glasgow. I wondered if they were from the east of the city? When I was much younger one of my cousins was going out with a lovely young woman who was a Gunning.


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