Use Me and Abuse Me Day – Dancing for Snow Edition

Frolicking in the snow last year.

It is time for another Use Me and Abuse Me Day here on the Wild Ride. This is my way of thanking all of you for reading my blog. It is like having a huge party so all my friends can meet each other!

This is your chance to pick up a few new friends and gain some new subscribers. Abuse me by bringing ONE link to your blog post. If you bring two, you will end up in Spam Prison. Pick an article you think everyone will enjoy reading. After pasting it, write a small hook to entice  us to your lair blog.

If you have a video or book to promote, go for it!

Feel free to introduce yourself to others in my comment section. Say, “Hello! You seem pretty cool! Do you mind if I stop by your place and check it out?” You know what the answer will be. “Of course! Make yourself at home.”

Subscribe to a few blogs and they may subscribe to yours. Tell them, “Susie sent me.”

The virtual party has begun, so socialize! Mingle with the guests! Every sumptuous entree and decadent dessert is here for your virtual pleasure. The drinks are on the house. Indulge! Everything is calorie-free!

The regulars know there is always some dancing involved.

Colorado seems to be in a drought. Do you remember our wildfires this summer when  I taught you how to rain dance? It reeeeeally worked, so I am giving SNOW DANCING a try! I even got my kids to help!

All I ask in return for this virtual party day is that you consider following my blog! Thanks! Now have fun clicking on the links chatting up my guests!

I have never been able to pick and choose a blogroll (I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings), so I’ve added the random Wild Riders section chosen by the computer. Yep. That’s my mug too since I comment on your comments! Keep ’em coming!

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    1. Hahaha! That Donner. Always looking for attention. I bet he took forever to housebreak….

      Thanks for coming to the UMAAMD! I think I have read all of my guests posts and they are fantastic!


  1. Hey Susie…just thought I would stop by and check out the party. I could definitely use a few laughs and your parties are always great for meeting new peeps.

    Here’s a funny post for when people are having just one of those days and can’t ever get out of the house on time. If you’ve got kids … dude … a definite read. I wrote a while back. Hope you guys get a good laugh 🙂


    1. Oops I meant “I wrote it…wrote it a while back.” I’m here at your party only five minutes and I’m already slurring my words. I better stay away from the Tequila Bar.


  2. I’m always late to these parties! I’m sorry, the traffic was horrible and you know how Kathy from H.R. can chat, well, she caught me in the parking lot and I couldn’t get away from her!

    Anyway, here’s my link: My apologies if you’ve read this one.

    Thanks for the invite Susie, I promise to try to get here earlier and wipe my feet next time!


    1. I remember that! Hahaha! Waaaaaay too much fun! Thanks for coming by. I hope you’ll click I mean say hello to my guests. They brought their best stuff and I’ve read all of them!


  3. Hey, everybody! Hi! *waves* Sorry I’m late… Friend Jenny’s toddler had a little accident on my party dress; I had to go back and change!

    Wow! Look at all the wonderful posts! I better get mine up before I forget. This is from my ‘poetry’ blog “It’s Not Iambic Pentameter”. When you read a couple of the poems there you will understand why I named my blog what I did –

    Okay, I’m gonna grab some ‘punch’ and mingle!



  4. Some wonderful links here, Susie… I’ve popped over to a few and will try to get back. I need to go update my NaNo count and schedule some more posts for One Word Blog Day.

    Thanks for hosting this wonderful ‘bash’… always so much fun to see what everybody has. 🙂



  5. LOL @ Kelly and Courtney. I like how they kept their identities under ski hats and goggles. But they DID the dance. Hope it brings you SNOW. I truly do. Colorado isn’t the same in the winter without. I still fondly remember spending Thanksgiving weekend skiing Monarch with my brothers and sister. 🙂

    I’m throwing this link in, because I already had it copied in response to a comment on my Christmas tree. If you love Christmas miracles, you will love this one written last year.


    1. Sounds delish! Thanks so much Patricia! I hope you find a lot of new friends. I love your French/travel blog and I am sure that other’s will too!
      Keep on dancing girl! We need to bring on the flakes!


  6. You know how our old friend Gustav Flaubert called the written voice a “faithful echo” of the speaking one? Yours is so lively and fun I can’t possibly bring myself to abuse you (by linkage or otherwise), so I’ll just thank you for stopping by my blog and come back to yours for much-needed smiles 🙂


    1. Wow! You are so very nice!
      Actually I benefit by all of you so come back and bring a link to share. If it is more convenient later, you’ll see the link to my post on the left side of my blog!
      Thanks so much!


  7. Ok so I’m a day late. Fashionably, I say.

    I’m a travel writer who recently left my successful career in educational administration to travel the world and write about it full time. I’ve been living in my Subaru wagon with all my worldly belongings for three months, couch surfing, backpacking, and otherwise adventuring!

    My blog is about keeping in touch with the wildness inside yourself, so I write about my wild adventures in travel, relationships, and wilderness. Come check me out and become a member if you like it! Thanks and happy blogging!


    1. Good old Aunty Bill! Love him! I am sure they enjoyed him tremendously. I hope that you had fun meeting some new bloggers too and the cool thing is that it is never too late to click away! Just tell them, “Susie sent you!”


    1. I LOVED that poem! The only thing I can think of is some bloggers only go to blogs after reading and commenting on theirs. The old I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine.

      I hope you had fun “mingling” with the guests and you have found some great blogs to read and comment on at the party. It is still rolling! Just tell them Susie sent you!


    1. Your mug is up there now! Hahaha! I think it puts them up by comments.
      I will come over and read! I can only imagine…… 🙂
      Sorry I am late! I went out of town on Friday. I hope you have been partying without me!


  8. How is it that I haven’t followed you yet, Susie? Well, that matter is now taken care of. 🙂
    Love your posts! I’m in the process of reorganizing my blog and trying to find a good schedule. So I’ll just link to my books page for now, and then I’ll wander over to the bar. No snow dancing for me – I live in Florida. How about some SUN dancing?? lol!


    1. Hi there! Susie Lindau sent me, and I’m glad to be here. 🙂 So you can legally define crazy? Cool! Are the voices in my head yelling loud enough to bother you? Cause just tell me if they are, and I’ll tell them to shut up, or there might be a few empty seats in my multiple personality office by next monday morning! Oh good, they all seem to have gotten the message and they’ve turned down the volume now. Lol 😉

      I loved your cartoon, and you got an honest, able to be heard in the real world laugh out loud from me, so there’s a quick comic score for you! Did I go out on Black Friday? Heck NO! Cause that’s some scary retail mayhem gone mad, and I’m not sure I’d want to deal with all that mass insanity. But if I was wearing one, my hat would be off to you, for being brave enough to just go out there and GO for it!

      Me? I think I’ll just stick with free climbing 500 foot high cliff faces, cause that doesn’t scare me – it’s very peaceful up there, and if anything bad happens, at least I know it will all end very quickly.

      Hey, I think I like you! 🙂 I think I’ll even follow you! And since I’ll only be following you on your blog, you won’t even need to get a restraining order! Lol 😀


    2. Thanks for coming to the party! I was in the mountains on a girl’s weekend!
      Very funny post! I am glad that you brought it. I hope you had a lot of fun clicking on new blogs and mingling with the guests!


  9. Loved the “Dancing for Snow” video, and you are most definitely a fun trip that I enjoy taking, Susie Lindau! 🙂 Once again, I’m late for my chance to use you and abuse you here, but my mother says I was born late, and I’ve been late ever since! She’s right and I’ll probably be late for my own funeral. Lol 😉 Which reminds me of something you’ll probably think is weird, but we both know it won’t be the first time, or even the second or third time… But I’ve often thought that I’d like to pre-record my own eulogy for my funeral, and put all of my very best stand up comedy riffs in it, so that for one last time, I could make my audience die laughing, even though I’m already dead. I think that I might do it! Lol 😀

    But anyway, I do have a link that I’d like to share here, and it’s from a recent post that I really enjoyed writing, because I’ve been in a comic drought for a while, and this one finally felt like my sense of humor was starting to rain again. (yeah I know – weird analogy, and I guess I’m just in that kind of mood today. lol) It’s not anything all that great, and not nearly as good as my best stuff, but hey, at least it’s new and it’s wet instead of dried out! Lol 🙂


      1. That’s because I have a uniquely “original” mind… and why I am much sought after by my most devoted fans – those guys in the white coats who are very insistent about wanting me to live 24/7 where they work, so I can make their employment experience more interesting and amusing. I keep telling them that I am NOT Jack Nicholson, however flattered I am that they seem to think so, but they just won’t take no for an answer, and they keep trying to make me an offer I can’t refuse. But I can and will refuse, just as long as they can’t catch me! Lol 🙂 Thanks for reading my post, and fun party here as always.


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