Elroy Trails 076

I am not a professional writer, I have not taken creative writing classes, I do not have best.blogger.ever expectations. I chose the name of this blog because (1) I am MaryJ and (2) I intend to write about a motley assortment of “stuff” – cats, work, motorcycles, caring for aged parents, finding a good bottle of wine, having friends who always make you laugh, spending too much time on Facebook, eating healthy, exercise……or whatever else comes to mind. I have self-diagnosed, age-related attention deficit disorder (bright, shiny thing!)…my mind and thoughts tend to wander – at times in really odd directions. I felt myself yearning to write (usually while I was driving) and wanting to find an outlet for my desire. After more than a year of good intentions to put my wandering thoughts in a blog, I took the big step.  I hope you enjoy my posts, whether they are somewhat serious or somewhat silly.  And thanks for reading.

98 responses to About

  1. Herman says:

    Hi MaryJ, thank you for following HoB. Much appreciated! I’ll be hanging around here…

  2. I think you are a wonderful writer and I wish you all the best on your blogging journey. I will certainly be visiting again!

  3. Liz says:

    Thanks for stopping by and for liking my rice. It’s a pleasure meeting you MaryJ. Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Hi! I’ve nominated you for a ‘Versatile Blogger Award’…because you’re awesome of course. If you’re not the awards type that’s cool but if you are go get it here http://wp.me/p3CH62-pt ! Yeah, there are rules but they’re pretty easy to follow. Thanks for reading my silliness!
    : )

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Melissa! I accepted this award in May, but I truly appreciate your nomination! I’ll make sure to give your blog a shout-out in one of my future posts.

  5. S.R. Tooms says:

    I needed to ensure you were a griper of the highest order before committing to the follow 🙂
    (and let’s be honest, there’s no way your hair could ever compete with THIS!)

    • bikerchick57 says:

      But you like my pink hair, right? :-p Be assured that griping is a right that I practice outside of my blog. Doesn’t necessarily do me any good, but it feels good at the time.

  6. The Regular Guy NYC says:

    Hi Mary,

    Thanks for following and commenting on my blog! I just signed up by email to follow yours too.

    The Regular Guy NYC

  7. Joe says:

    Thank you for visiting and following my blog. I am enjoying exploring your blog and I am now a follower. Have a great evening 😀

  8. Uncle Spike says:

    Hey Mary…so you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers, sometimes known as The Spikey’s….

    I really appreciate you wanting to become a new follower, after all, there are many many interesting and entertaining blogs out there.

    Anyway, I hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.I have added plenty of categories now to help readers. If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, by all means let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Thanks again for your vote of confidence, and hope you have a great old day…


    • bikerchick57 says:

      You are welcome! Yours looks like a fun blog and just the fact that I used to have a cat named Spike makes it even more intriguing :-p

  9. znjavid says:

    Hi MaryJ, Thank you for following my blog, I guess our good weather prevailed 😉 Best wishes, Zainab

  10. MJ — I noticed your comments on a couple of other blogs I was checking out and “bikerchick57” intrigued me because 1.) I love Sons of Anarchy and 2.) I love to ride on the back of a MC (although I’ve never driven one and frankly it’s been over 20 years since I’ve even been on the back of one), so I wandered on over… how random is that?

    Since I, too, am a cat lover and writer of randomness, I shall visit and wander about your site a bit further.


    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks for the wandering! I no longer have a motorcycle, but I still have my leather jacket…in case a nice young man wants to take me for a ride! 😉

  11. Hi Mary. It’s nice to connect. It seems we have a lot in common. I have aging parents too.
    Your blog is a joy…I especially love the lessons learned…I used to keep them in a journal, just as reminders of this beautiful journey called life. Nice to meet you!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thank you so much for visiting and reading my blog. I will be certain to check out yours in the days ahead…nice to meet you as well!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thank you so much! I try to keep things light, although I am prone to a serious piece now and again…just to keep everyone on their toes 🙂 Thanks for reading and following!

  12. Hello Mary,

    I like your About Page, it’s so from the heart.

    I get inspired to write when I’m driving, too, but for me, I’m mostly inspired to write when I’m ironing.

    I’m glad you find blogging a good outlet for your writing. I like you blog, can’t wait to read more.

    When you get a chance, stop by http://www.paulworthingtonbooks.com for a fun greet and meet.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks for your kind words and for visiting and reading my blog posts. I appreciate it…from the heart.

  13. M-R says:

    Damned fine, M-J !!! Couldn’t possibly do better for meself,and that’s a fact.
    That’s what you’re best at: letting your thoughts roam … because something terrific always come out of the … erhmm … journey. 😀

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thank you Michelle! I have been nominated for this before. I won’t be responding to this (busy week) but I appreciate the thought and that you come here to read. 🙂

  14. Hi there MaryJ…

    Looks like a fun blog you’ve got here, which I discovered courtesy of the cherished blogfest being organised by Damyanti,. and which I’m helping with. Hope to catch up with more of your posts in the near future…

    Best wishes, Paul..

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Hi Paul! Thanks for coming around! I try to keep the blog fun, but you will find that I get serious once in a while. I will be around to visit your blog as well, as soon as I can hunker down at the computer for more than 5 minutes.

  15. Sammy D says:

    Mary, Where do you live (asked the curious bicyclist ). I’m in Colorado a small town west of Denver near the foothills.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      In Wisconsin, about 35 miles south of Green Bay. Beautiful area, lots of state and local trails to investigate. The former husband and I were in the Denver area some years ago. We saw a lot of bicyclist in and around the city and as we traveled through Boulder to Estes Park.

  16. Cardboard Express says:

    Hi there! I think you have an incredible blog, and I really enjoy reading your content!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thank you so much! I try to entertain and engage, so very happy you’ve come to visit. It’s comments like yours that keep me writing.

      • Cardboard Express says:

        You’re quite welcome! I enjoyed reading your work. 😀

  17. Just going through your blog stirred me to follow you instantly. Its such attraction in your writing. Do consider visiting mine too.Like you, I too am not a professional writer. And neither have I taken creative writing classes. :D.. All the Best. 🙂 I’ll keep visiting. 😉

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thank you for your supportive words, Swapnil! I hope to sit at the computer soon and visit more of my fellow bloggers, including you, in the coming weeks. I’ve been a bit negligent in that area. Have a wonderful day!

  18. inkdropk says:

    Many thanks for following my humble little blog, glad you enjoy the posts. Look forward to reading more of your stuff in the Very Near Future!

  19. Candice~Marie says:

    Oh my gosh, I have always said I have undiagnosed attention deficit disorder. Half jokingly, of course. Recently, I have pondered that it’s possible all humans have it….. Nice to meet you!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      The older I get, the worse the UADD gets. I hate it when I’m going in a million different directions and can’t concentrate on one thing. I’m hoping it eases up when I’m retired.

      Nice to meet you too Candice Marie. I’ll be over to check out your blog.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thank you! This has been one of the best and most fun ways I have taken a step up. Thanks for visiting and following.

  20. leendadll says:

    i clicked thru because i saw your icon on another page (“…on pets & prisoners”,I think) and thought it was teh kewt.

  21. Hi MaryJ- I am Jackie and I love my cats, books, and motorcycles! You have a great blog and I look forward to reading more of what you post.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks, Jackie, for reading here and giving me your two thumbs up. I’ll be coming by your blog page as well!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Shelley, thank you so much! I will respond to this in some fashion over the weekend. I appreciate your kindness and support. 😀

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