A Virtual Blog Party to Use Me and Abuse Me – Marching into April Edition

It’s time once again to Use Me and Abuse Me! This is a virtual blog party where you can come and meet my friends. Bring a link from your blog, paste it in my comment section and then click on a few. Mingle with my friends by leaving comments.  Check out their place  Make sure to tell them, “Susie sent me,” and they should click back to yours. Maybe you’ll even pick up a few new subscribers.

If you’re going to leave a link, be sure to click on some while you’re here. You wouldn’t go to a party, take a few bottles of wine and go home. This party is all about the blogging community. We don’t have websites. We have blogs. It is a great place to make real friends. The more you click, the more friends you’ll make!

Only leave ONE LINK! Two will put you in my spam filter and that is always so embarrassing. 

Use Me and Abuse March

This has been a long winter and it’s still snowing in the mountains. Who knows when spring will arrive? 

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In the meantime, make sure you take off your boots and dance!

I found this beautiful video through Twitter. Check it out.

Make sure to spread the word on Facebook and Twitter. The more the merrier. I have enough food and drinks for everyone! 

To vote in the caption contest, click HERE!

86 thoughts on “A Virtual Blog Party to Use Me and Abuse Me – Marching into April Edition

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    1. Thanks for bringing a link! Have fun clicking on others and meeting the guests!
      You bring up an interesting subject! I’m sure there are many others who can relate. 🙂

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  1. Hello Susie! I am so excited to be participating in your party for the second time now! I look forward to finding some new blogs to follow, I found quite a few last time.
    I wrote this post about making it through growing out my “travel hairstyle”, it’s not a particularly profound post, but it’s a fun read I think. Thanks again!
    http://wp.me/p2YQJ8-11M

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    1. I can so relate! I’ve had all kinds of hair problems over the years. I do think your hair looks really cute. 🙂 I’m going in for a cut and color this morning! 🙂
      Thanks for bringing this to the party!

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    1. Great subject! We had Rocks for Jocks at the UW and of course I chose to take botany. What was I thinking? I was an Art Major!!! I had heard rumblings about teaching methods and hadn’t realized it was in the colleges too.
      Thanks for bringing it to the party! Have fun clicking on links and mingling with the guests!

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    1. I’m so glad you came by Julie! That sounds like such a great experience after such an emotional day. I am glad that Ant accepted her anointing.

      There are lots of new faces in the crowd! Lots of great stories to click on. Have fun and don’t forget to dance!

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    1. I LOVE all of your nicknames! I’ve had very few. Although not that I think about it, I got a few while playing competitive tennis that last few years. Susie Slicer is the first to come to mind! 🙂
      Thanks for bringing this to the party! Have fun mingling with the guests and introducing yourself!

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      1. With the name Susie Slicer, you could also have been on the butcher or bartender circuits, too, my friend. I love mingling with at your party, and recommend that all of my friends drop in to mingle, too! Thank you for being the ever-gracious host.

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    1. This is such a great post and reminder about why family is so important.

      Thanks for bringing it to the party David. Have fun “mingling” (clicking on links) with the guests! Don’t forget to tell them, “Susie sent me,” and they should click back to your place! Lots of great stories and new faces today!

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    1. This was such a poignant post. It was so well written and really touched me. We are lucky to find great companions to share our lives with, even if they are the 4-legged kind.
      Thanks for bringing it to the party! Have fun clicking on links and mingling with the guests!

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  2. Hey Susie – another happy day, and it is happier because of your party…Spring Break begins (for me) today and I am grounded until I get my taxes done – so I figured I would catch up on reading! It’s the last bit of the snow season for you and I love that you have your feet up in the deck chair – just waiting for spring and summer! we’re headed north for the last nit of Midwest skiing – a short trip and I hope to take in a Tiger’s game on Wednesday! Here’s my link http://makingthedayscount.org/2014/03/23/the-equinox-and-spring-bring-it-on/
    Here’s to hoping you have a great day!

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    1. This is such a HAPPY post! Thanks for bringing it to the party.
      Happy Spring Break to you Clay! I bet there is still some good runs to be skied. There is so much snow in our mountains this year, resorts are extending the ski season!
      Have fun clicking on links and mingling with the guests! I don’t have to tell you to remember to DANCE while you’re here!

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    1. I love your story and how you set it in fiction and yet it could easily be reality!
      Thanks for coming to the party! Have fun clicking on links and mingling with the guests!

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    1. I LOVE this topic and agree that it has become something more than what it used to mean.
      Thanks for bringing it to the party! Have fun clicking (mingling with the guests) on links and don’t forget to tell them, “Susie sent me.” They should click back!

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      1. Thanks, Jan. It’s mainly my concern that we’ve taken “finding your passion” to mean something consuming, vs. a way to develop a variety of interests, along with our character and other qualities. Thanks for commenting!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have fun clicking on other links here in the comment section. I hope you’ll enjoy meeting my friends! Have fun and don’t forget to DANCE!

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    1. Thanks so much for bringing this to the party! I love this subject and could’ve written a much longer comment!
      Have fun clicking on the other links while mingling with the guests! Don’t forget to dance!

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  3. As always Susie you rock for hosting these parties! Hope all is going well and that you are recovering nicely from your surgeries. I can’t wait for the warm Spring weather!

    Here’s a current blog post for a NYC show ticket giveaway. It’s based on a sexy subject and anyone can post a funny comment on a bad date or sexual mishap.

    http://blog.theregularguynyc.com/win-free-tickets-to-sex-tips-for-straight-women-from-a-gay-man-in-nyc/

    Thanks and have a great weekend!

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    1. This looks like a blast for some lucky winners! I shared!
      Thanks so much for stopping by to mingle Phil! Yep. The surgeries were all a while back in August. I’m rockin’ the bionics now! Thanks!

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  4. Love me a good party at Susie’s!!! Voted twice in the caption contest, but am now dismayed to see that my personal favorite (Catherine) has fallen to third! I think there has been some ballet stuffing going on… so I voted again.

    I thought I would share one of my granddaughter’s stories on her trip to Cuba recently. UIa spent 5 weeks backpacking Cuba with her parents. She promises more stories… we’ll see, it’s like pulling Hen’s Teeth… and she has 30 chickens… I’m hopeful.
    http://tedstrutz.com/2014/02/18/the-cuban-diary-where-the-revolucion-started/

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    1. That is such a wonderful adventure! I am amazed that little outpost is still standing. How cool that she share’s her stories with you.
      Thanks so much for bringing it to the party. Have fun clicking on links! Tell them, “Susie sent me,” and they should click back! 🙂 Don’t forget to dance!
      Thanks for voting in the caption contest. It’s a tight race!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by with a link to your new blog Jan! Great to “see” you!
      I LOVED your story. That is amazing to think that a teacher did that! I am so glad you found your own inner confidence! 🙂

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    1. I love this story Barb! How cool that you met this man. He shared such a touching love story.
      Thanks for bringing it to the party! It must be midnight there now. I hope you have fun clicking on links and mingling with the guests! Cheers! *click*

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      1. Never miss the chance to dance – others may wish otherwise but what do they know – so yeah I’ll be dancin with my stylin wombat slippers.

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  5. For the first time I managed to release a book early! I’m so proud of myself, hehehehe. Almost Too Far (Almost Bad Boys #3) is out on Amazon, and soon to be on B&N, iTunes, and Kobo. Here’s the Amazon US link: http://amzn.to/1fyLK6w This is the last in the series, although I’m planning three spin-offs this and next year. The series is for mature audience only, because my characters have dirty mouths and often engage in the sexual situations. But besides that , this is a comedy with mystery twist. Think Sex and the City with more wackiness thrown for good measure. And it takes place in my city – Seattle 🙂

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    1. It’s so great to “see” you Angela!!!
      Congrats on your release! It sounds like a really fun series. I will definitely download a copy!
      Have fun clicking on links and mingling with the guests! Make sure to tell them, “Susie sent me,” and they should click back!

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  6. Another blog party! Excellent! My link is to today’s post, over on my blog, about Tolkien’s awesome writing group: http://mjwrightnz.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/do-you-have-a-writing-group-like-tolkien/

    You guys are putting away the boots & hats…over here in NZ we’re busy digging them out… (sigh)…

    Cool video, incidentally – stunning scenery, stunning photography & the music fits perfectly. The song doesn’t do Tarja Turunen’s voice justice though. She’s Finnish, a trained opera singer who did vocals for Nightwish until 2005 and has an amazing range, scarcely touched in this song. They did the full Scandinavian metal/Tolkien trip, incidentally – including occasional lyrics in Tolkien’s High Elvish…

    I won’t add a second link to a Nightwish number (pesky spam filter…) but it’s worth doing a Google search. She’s not the girl in the video.

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    1. I would love to find a writing group! It would be a great outlet for me. Thanks for bringing this to the party! Have fun clicking on links! Tell them, “Susie sent me,” and they should click back!
      That is so cool that you recognized the voice of the singer, Matthew! I saw the tweet this week and checked it out! I couldn’t believe it only had 4000 views. I am an eye candy person and love images like those!

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  7. Yea! A blog party! I haven’t been to one of these in forever. Life kept getting in the way. You know how it is. But, I’ve recommitted myself to treating my blog as I would want to be treated and to visit more of my friends here in the blogging community. Winter was so very harsh this year that I feel like I’m just coming out of my shell with the advent of Spring. Although, according to the weather, we’re still in winter. Someday the sun will break through and bring a breath of fresh air with it. Until then, I can read through these wonderful links and offer up the latest one that I have posted: http://theforgottenwife.com/2014/03/28/the-rough-road/ Thanks for hosting, Susie! I’m off to click around!

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    1. I’m so glad you stopped by with your inspirational post! It really is an amazing community and worth the time it takes to read other work. I’m working my way up from the bottom!
      Have fun mingling with the guests! Tell them, “Susie sent me,” and they should click back to your place!

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