My wonderful wife and I watched the Bullitt Mustang be auctioned yesterday at the Mecum event in Kissimmee, Florida. Even though we were only watching on TV, we both became emotional as the car was driven to the auction block surrounded by a throng. Once the auction began, however, I calmed down. In case you haven’t heard, or even if you have, the car hammered for $3.4 million, a record price for a Mustang at auction. The car had been owned by the Kiernan family of New Jersey since 1974. From the Mecum story about the car, here is a picture:
As today’s post title indicates, Disaffected Musings began on this day in 2018 with this less than robust post. Frankly, I was in shock that my previous blog of six years was simply deleted without warning by the Evil Empire (aka Google or Guck Foogle). It took me awhile to get over the fact that six years of posts had just disappeared.
I don’t think I go out of my way to alienate people, but I do write forcefully about my beliefs and interests. From the lyrics of “Garden Party” by Rick Nelson:
“But it’s all right now, I learned my lesson well.
You see, you can’t please everyone, so you got to please yourself.”
It is extremely unlikely that this blog will ever receive thousands of views a day. The Internet probably hosts 250,000,000 to 500,000,000, as in a quarter-billion to a half-billion, active blogs. Barring a “lightning bolt” where some social media “influencer” finds my blog, likes it, and recommends it to their audience, my audience will probably not grow much from here, if at all.
I have to decide if I can live with the number of views this blog receives. On some days I am very discouraged, on others I don’t care.
Here are pictures of the two most important cars in my life. By now, every regular reader should know what they are:
Take care and be well.
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