Use Me and Abuse Me Blog Party! – Music in the Street Edition


Frenchmen Street

It’s party time! Grab your dancing shoes and a link from your blog. Welcome to the French Quarter, Wild Riders!

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Leave a link in my comment section and then click on a few. Tell them “Susie sent me,” and they should click back to your place. Make sure to leave a URL to a specific post or article you’ve written. You don’t want your guests to arrive and not know where you keep your stories. They might poke around in your cupboards and peace out without reading any of them.

Jambalaya is bubbling on the stove while hurricanes are being poured. There are plenty of beignets to eat all day and night. The party will rage through the weekend so stop back to meet all of the guests. I have lots of new friends and I’d love everyone to meet and mingle.

The more links you click, the more friends you’ll meet. Subscribe to a few blogs. Maybe some will subscribe to yours!

Have fun and don’t forget to dance!

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109 responses to “Use Me and Abuse Me Blog Party! – Music in the Street Edition

  1. Loving your blog! Really like the travel tips. Bit late on the bandwagon but check out my blog for anecdotes from Europe to South East Asia from a self-proclaimed idiot abroad…

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  4. karenmcfarland

    Hi Susie! One week New Orleans, the next skiing the Rockies. As always, a wild ride my friend! Or a big fish story. Here’s my latest post…

    • Hi Karen!
      Now I’m in Wisconsin without internet! I’m in a McDonald’s! Ha!

      Love your post and your photos. What a whale of a story!
      Grab a beignet and have a hurricane. Don’t forget to dance!

  5. A cool street party! Excellent. I’m a bit late to it…been working on a manuscript… My contribution – are we going to be flooded by bad (but quite legal) Holmes-and-Watson fiction now it’s declared public domain?

    Party on! :-)

    • This is such interesting news Matthew! I had no idea it had been released. Thanks for sharing it with the Wild Riders. Click on a few links and tell them, “Susie sent me,” and they should click back to your place!

  6. Got here so late there’s only the Dorito crumbs in the bowl and I’m going round draining all the glasses (as usual). Been away the last few days so only just saw this. My blog’s just a light, fluffy piece called Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life. Is that all the bourbon that’s left?

  7. I’m a little late to this party, but I thought I’d share a post I wrote during the Beauty Of A Woman blog party. In this particular post I address my thoughts surrounding religion and sexuality.

  8. Have all my “visits” popped into tabs. I present “This be the end?” ( for everyone’s reading pleasure.

    *makes off with a plate of warm beignets* ;)

  9. Man I miss NOLA. Have a coffee at Cafe Du Monde for me Susie! Thanks for hosting.

    Though I’ve never stumbled into Cash Cab as I’ve always hoped to, I have taken many nightmare cabs in Asia, here’s one.

    • I had a cup of chicory for you at the Cafe. I’m jonesing for those beignets. :)
      I LOVED your story about crazy taxi drivers. I’m glad you lived to tell the tale!!!
      Thanks for coming! There are many guests who would love to meet you. Have fun and don’t forget to DANCE!!!

  10. I’m here via Kathy (McCullough) and I’ve been enjoying reading through your blog! Great to get to know you :)

    • I loved this essay about our fleeting summer! We are in the mountains right now where it is still spring. The aspens just leafed out and one daffodil is still blooming in the garden!

      Thanks for bringing it to the party! Have fun clicking on links!

      To everyone who wants to leave a comment on Bob’s blog, click on the plus sign inside the comic bubble!

    • I would’ve commented on your post, but it appeared to be on lockdown. Great minds definitely think alike. I just did one about summertime, too! :-)

    • Since I live in Gehenna, AKA Arizona or Hell, I can relate quite well to the summer heat in this article. Well done! :)

  11. I would like many strings of beads, please. And a po boy to go! :) I’m having fun at this party already. :) I’ll be mingling in a bit.

    Here’s my link:

  12. Nothing better than outdoor parties on a nice night. We took the whole family to one Friday night: but I’ll have to come back here and keep party later after the kids are asleep! :)

    • This is such a great reminder to take advantage of the summer offerings!
      It’s a beautiful photo essay.
      Thanks for bringing it to the party! Have fun and don’t forget to dance!!!

    • This is such a great article and you make some really great points about Kick Ass Heroines!
      Thanks so much for coming to the party. Have fun clicking on links and chatting with the guests!
      By the way, are you from the ZSC Survival Crew? I used to see them on Twitter! Pretty cool!

  13. My apologies, Susie, for not following directions (I’ve always been a bit of a rebel) but I’d like to pimp Myndi Shafer’s Summer Book Crush ~ so all you wild party-goers will have a book to curl up with this evening while resting your tired feet.

    80+ books, all genres — each just $0.99

  14. This is such a great idea. I am writing my very first novel, baby steps, as I have no formal training. It is called ‘Ten Years in Germany”, the story of a young girl following her heart.

    Check it out at
    Please leave a comment and I promise to comment on your blog.
    I hope you like it. It is self explanitory, written in Ch.1 Ch.2 and so on.

  15. What a great idea! So nice to support blogger community! Here’s one from me on my strange and wondrous day @ National Harbor

  16. Hooray, a blog party! Sorry to have been away, Susie. We were without internet for two weeks and then I was in the US for another two. Glad to be back in the blogosphere again.

    I did a post this week that is about “My Life in Hats.” I kid you not.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  17. You’re in the right town for a Solstice party. I’m going to one later today that I hear plans to serve…tea. The people around where I live just love to step out and get crazy.

    Here’s my link to an old post but a favorite:

    Thanks for extending the invitation to your blog party. I’ll try not to break anything.

    • Tea? Well that sounds quite dignified. :) Nothing like the French Quarter!
      Loved your post. It was a BRILLIANT and hilarious interview. Watson will have an identity crisis for life. He should be glad he doesn’t play an ax murderer!!!

      Thanks for bringing it to the party! Introduce yourself to the guests and maybe you’ll “pick up” a few new followers!

  18. I was just thinking that it must be time for a Susie party! And who could resist NOLA? Here’s my link – .

    Now I’m off to party with your other guests.

  19. Anonymous

    Love the parties, Susie!
    I’ll post my latest word-game about writing a monster movie!
    You can fill in the blank for the Monster with a hurricane! Hurricane Susie?
    The choice is yours!

  20. Are you an ampersand fan? features “the ampersand as fun & fabulous art” combining graphic design & common phrases & always the ampersand.

    • Chaz DeSimone

      …and the link to AmperArt is

      • Love your site Chaz! I’m so glad you came to the party! The dance floor is pretty crowded, but I think they can make room for us!
        Have fun mixing with all the new guests!

        • Chaz DeSimone

          Susie, I selfishly rushed a mention of my site to your UM&AM day (hey, that’s going to be an AmperArt edition — I promise!) to be an “early arrival” before I had to rush out today and help a friend who is dealing with her own cancer issue. (I think I’ll write you a private note about that someday. Your blog helped her through a tragic experience, and I think you might have some insight for her future.)

          Point is, I returned to spend some quality time on this post, but I landed on the one from the 17th, reminisced about my visit to NOLA, and watched you with one black woman, one black man and one white man. I left a lengthy comment, thinking it was on this UM&AM post. So you’ll have to read it there.

          Now I’ll meet some party guests here.

          I love that you love my AmperArt site!

          • That has happened to me before. Because I read everyone’s posts, I often forget where I am and leave a comment that should have been on my blog!!!
            I’m sorry to hear your friend is still battling the beast. I will send a prayer…

  21. I always love your parties… i wish i could enjoy a bowl of jambalaya, it sounds really good. You must’ve had a blast in NOLA……. have a great day and a wonderful party!

    • What a great tribute to your tree! It is so sad to see them die. We have a oak that has been limping along. We had it trimmed last year and it looks pretty healthy! We’ll see…
      Thanks for bringing it to the party! Have fun mingling and don’t forget to DANCE!!!!

  22. Hello partiers-
    There is a little bit of NOLA here in Kittery, Maine tonight, with dancing in the streets to celebrate the solstice at the Kittery Block Party. My post yesterday on travels with Lyme Disease seemed to get a lot of reaction, so I’ll post it here:

    I noticed that for many of your, your links include the title to your post. Mine just have a boring old number. Can anyone tell me how you fix it so that the URL includes a title (or shorthand version) rather than the “page number”).

    I am off to run a lemonade stand but will be peeking in and out of the party all day and look forward to some good reading and conversation!

    • Dianne, you have to go to your blog settings and change your permalink structure to include post title. Then it’ll give a title instead of a number.

    • Hi Diane! I am off to read, but to answer your question, you just copy the URL from the top of your computer when you have clicked on the specific post. You’re using the shortlink.

    • I just went over there and can see that! Are you titling your post before you blog?
      I’m not sure where you’re writing them, but go to the dashboard. On the left side, you’ll see “Posts.” click on “New Post.” That’s where I write mine. I don’t use the Quick Post feature. When you put in the title and body of the post save it before blogging it.
      Once the URL is up, you can’t change it, Try that next time!

    • How scary! I’m so glad to hear he is recovering. Thanks for bringing this to the party! Have fun clicking on links and meeting the guests!

  23. Oh, by the way, for all you faithful readers along for the Wild Ride… Here is why you want to connect in the flesh when you get the chance.

  24. I’m sure The Big Easy will never be the same after having the Wild Child dancing in her streets… and they thought Katrina was a big deal!

    For my entry, I would like to showcase my granddaughter Ula’s writing. She has not decided if this piece will be a prolog or the first chapter to a story, or if the story will ever happen…. she is 13.

    • Great to see you Ted!!
      I love it! I would have needed more time to leave an impact like Katrina. Although I was definitely working on my “infamy” status. :)
      Thanks for bringing this to the party! Man, she can write! I was so intrigued by that introduction. She has to expand it into a book. It would make a really creepy movie too!
      Have fun clicking on links and meeting the guests! They’ll click back to your place!!!

  25. You’re bringing back memories of attending Mardi Gras with this post. The drinks were amazing, if I recall… which I’m not sure that I do.

    Anyhow, here is my link to a post about a situation that could drive me to drink, but probably won’t.

    • I CAN RELATE!!! I had to give in and take mine down.
      Thanks for bringing your post to the party! There are so many new faces. Have fun introducing yourself and checking out their digs!

  26. You’ve brought back great memories :) I’ve actually had a hurricane party before! With my hairdresser putting in a perm and drinking hurricanes and praying the storm (the other hurricane) didn’t come in and put out our electricity before we were done, LOL. That was back in the 80’s when, of course, I had big hair and lived not far from N.O. ;)

    Lately I’ve been doing some groundwork and rock work on a garden, so that’s what I’ve been blogging about:

    • LOVE this post and your honesty! That’s the coolest thing about the blogging community. I think bloggers know each other better than real life friends!
      Have fun clicking on links. Tell them, “Susie sent me!” and they should click back to your place!

  27. Hi susie! I always enjoy your parties! Here is a recent post that contains 25 thoughts for the day. Have a good weekend!

  28. Hurricanes and beignets! You do know how to throw a fais do do. :-)

  29. Susie, you are the best. This looks to be so much fun. Here is Friday’s post:

  30. I always love these blog parties, Susie! I’ll kick it off with my ridiculous take on a famous quote about no man being an island… :)

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