The fifty nifty, except it’s the forty-six nifty.

So last night I was munching on some green beans that came straight from my Momma’s garden. Oh man. SoOoOoOo good. I understand that all green beans come from somebody’s garden, but that doesn’t matter. Momma’s are always better, right?

While I was slurping these suckers down, I decided to check on my Square Piece statistics. While it’s important to me not to get too hung up on the stats, every now and then I like to see where my readers are coming from and which posts are being voted most likely to succeed. When all is said and done, Square Piece is my outlet for purging my mind of pettiness and negativity and focusing on life’s silly moments, touching moments, quirky moments, beautiful moments… and to remember who I am. Now along the way, if a random genius stumbles across this blog and can identify with the specific brand of cool that is Square Piece, then I think we both benefit.

But why hasn’t anyone in North Dakota stumbled across it yet? I mean technically the state is shaped like a square-ish piece; so this is kinda a Square Piece crime.  Do they have the internet out there?   If not, I’m going to have to assume that neither does their neighbor, Montana. Then there’s the gigantic state of Alaska and the teeny, but nevertheless important, state of Vermont.

Okay. Ever since I was in fourth grade I’ve been singing The Fifty Nifty United States. I highly recommend acquainting yourself with this tune as 1) you’ll know all the states alphabetically for the rest of your life and 2) you’ll always win the Scattegories question that requires you to name a state that starts with the letter D, F, G, H, L, P, R, or U.  (Did you get ’em all?)  What would be wonderful would be for me to be able to sing The Fifty Nifty slightly modified to thank my readers. Except I don’t have the fifty nifty. I have the forty-six nifty.

I think this is best for my ego.

Whatever you do, don’t let North Dakota know what I’m doing over here. If I get all fifty, my head might explode.

…But do you have any friends in Alaska?



  1. October 28, 2011
    Momma @Donna

    LOL, you goof! 🙂

    I did not know that you could see where your readers are located. That’s cool!

  2. October 28, 2011
    Momma @Donna

    oh, and I definitely want to check out that tune 🙂

    fun way to learn the states …. but I doubt it will give me an upper hand in Scattegories …..

  3. October 28, 2011

    I learned ‘Fifty Nifty United States’ as a child too and can still nail all 50 🙂 my children have not learned the song and think I am nuts! HA!

  4. You ought to have a contest with a small incentive to anyone who can help find a reader that lives in Alaska. Or Vermont. And, no, I’m not just saying that to win a prize…for, alas, I do not know anyone from Alaska OR Vermont. I wonder what I’m missing out on besides Wilderness stories and Maple candy?

    It could be fun, though…

  5. October 28, 2011

    So I know people in both Alaska AND Vertmont…all family members at that:)

    • October 29, 2011
      Momma @Donna

      and you will certainly share your niece’s blog with them, right?! 🙂

      • October 29, 2011

        absolutely:) we need to hit all 50 states…lol

  6. October 30, 2011
    Margaret Treadwell

    David took me to Alaska for our first anniversary and to get his 50th state. While at one those All=you-can-eat-while-we-entertain-you-with-local-color dinners, David mentioned it to one of our dinner companions, who then spent the next 20 minutes talking about how young David looked. We finally figured out that he misunderstood us…David was 32, not 50 yrs old! (and still remarkably young looking!)

  7. January 16, 2012
    Joan Dedman

    I am trying to catch up on all your posts. I have made it to October now. Did not know the Fifty Nifty US song. Pretty cute.

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