1.31.2007

In the car this morning...

I was driving my 11 year old son to school this morning. We were listening to the radio.

Radio:...Rosenblum said soldiers increasingly have been leaving sperm samples, or explicit instructions on post-mortem extraction, before heading to battle.

Me thinking: Okay, just act cool, he understood that.

Son: What's sperm?

Me thinking: Oh geesh, I better think fast, and why am I getting this question any way? I thought my husband covered all this with him, you would have thought this would have entered the conversation. How can I answer this without saying the name of any body parts?

Me: Ummm, ummm, it's what the male ummm donates to ummm fertilize the egg.

Me thinking: I hope that satisfies him, please no follow up questions.

Long pause.

Son: And they named a whale after that???

Laughter, and the moment passes.
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Exercise for comments

exercise We have a new Exerciser for Comments! Bluepaintred has posted her pledge on her blog.

I have heard a lot of people doing the running/walking on a treadmill for comments, so for each comment I get I will DDR for 3 minutes. I'm not gonna set an "up to sixty minutes" limit thingy. I might not be able to do it all in one session but I *will* do it! Plus I'm a comment whore. Make people come comment. Use a gun if needed. Or chocolate. No wait. No chocolate, they might share!

Please go welcome her with a comment, or two.

Join us!!
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1.30.2007

Wordless Wednesday 2007.1.31

How much blogging is too much blogging?

Is there a magic number? Like four, four hours a day is too much blogging?

Who makes up the rules about how much time should be allocated to different activities? Who named them Grand Poobah of the Blogosphere?

Is too much blogging too much of a good thing, or is it too much of a negative thing? What would make blogging inherently good, or inherently bad?

Is 5 minutes too much blogging? How about an hour? Is the time different for everyone? What is the hierarchy of time consumption that must be followed? Health and family first? What about distant family?

Is watching too much TV better or worse than too much blogging? What if you are engaged in educational blogging?

Is blogging better or worse than just surfing the Internet without engaging in blogging?

What is blogging's place in our lives?

So many questions, any answers out there?
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1.29.2007

Blogfodder - #9

Blogfodder

Name a sensory input(s) which trigger a mood change be it uplifting, depressing, poignancy or remind you of a past event or period in time. Examples - the smell of an aftershave or perfume, a song, a baby crying, the sound of a vegas slot machine, the feel of clean sheets, the taste of a childhood drink.

 

The input would be auditory for me:

 

  • Feeling Groovy  (Simon and Garfunkel) - fourth grade chorus 
  • Were Off to See the Wizard - This brings me back to my highschool days, when I played in the pit band for musicals
  • December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)  (The Four Seasons) - Highschool
  • Close to the Edge (Yes) - Highschool
  • Piece of my Heart (Janis Joplin) - Highschool
  • Last Dance (Donna Summer) - College

 

 


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1.28.2007

Tufted Titmouse

tufted titmouse

Softly--but this way fate was pointing,

'Twas coming fast to such anointing,

When piped a tiny voice hard by,

Gay and polite, a cheerful cry,

Chic-chic-a-dee-dee! saucy note

Out of sound heart and merry throat,

As if it said, "Good day, good sir!

Fine afternoon, old passenger!

Happy to meet you in these places

Where January brings few faces."

 

excerpted from Ralph Waldo Emerson's poem: The Titmouse


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1.27.2007

In lieu of the Photo Hunt you get this...

The Solo Fest My son performed a saxophone solo at a solo fest today. I hope he did well. We took him out to a new restaurant afterwards, the Beale Street Cafe. The restaurant's logo is a sax player, so it seemed apropos.

New York City Here We Come We spent some time planning a trip to New York City during the April school break. My husband and I have been there, but my son has not and is very eager to go. We want him to see Yankee Stadium before the Yankees move. We are also going to take a tour of monument park at the stadium. Still can't believe they are moving.

PSH? My camera must have been left on because the battery was completely dead. I couldn't take the picture for the Photo Hunt. Perhaps I can post it tomorrow, after everyone has already done their photo hunt rounds. It involved my son guest blogging, so I hope we find time.

The weather is brutal here. The weather-people say it feels like -4 degrees F. I hope the birds are doing okay in this extreme cold.

Have a great day! Thanks for reading here. I'm still doing my sit-ups!

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1.25.2007

Friday's Feast #4

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If you could take lessons to learn any musical instrument, which would you want to learn? A harp, it sounds so beautiful, plus people look so elegant playing it. Not only that. it would make a nice focal point for a room.

soup Soup
Have you ever mistaken a person for someone else? Only briefly.

 saladSalad
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how well do you keep secrets? I keep secrets very, very well.  If I promise not to say anything about it to anyone, I won't, guaranteed.

 dinner Main Course
What's the closest you've ever been to a dangerous animal? I once held this gargantuan snake around my neck.  There's a reptile guy who does children's birthday parties, somehow, after everyone else did it, I ended up with it too.  I cheated a little, I made my husband stand next to me. When the reptile guy draped it over our shoulders, my husband had the part with the head near him, I got the end with the tail.  Alright, this is creeping me out, next topic.

dessert Dessert
When was the last time you lost your patience? Today! Someone in my household puts sharp kitchen knives in the dish drainer to dry with the other dishes. I believe that knives should be promptly dried and put away in a knifeblock or some other knife protective thing. I have asked this person repeatedly to please put the knives away after washing them, don't leave them anywhere. I might as well be talking to myself. Do you put your knives in the dish drainer?

 

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1.24.2007

Thursday Thirteen #25

Thirteen Things About Blogger

1. It is free
2. It lets you create multiple blogs
3. Google makes updates to it
4. I use it most every day
5. Lots of people use it
6. It's easy
7. Your blog is configurable
8. There are lots of options
9. Blogger has a knowledge base
10. Google seems like a stable company
11. There are template choices
12. People use it from all over the world
13. FILL IN #13 FOR ME

Thank you for visiting my blog. 

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The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted! 

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1.23.2007

I'm Spoiled, Indulge Me

Writer's Digest Forum 10/24/2006: You’re a celebrity and are able to make demands on what must be provided in your dressing room (Jennifer Lopez insists on white couches). What are your top five demands and why? 


Now, if you want me to show up at your venue there are a few things that are absolutely necessary to have in my dressing room.  Listen up, because I don't want to repeat myself, capiche? 

1) I need a personal computer, Windows based, don't be leaving a Mac. It should have the latest version of Microsoft Office and an internet connection, a very fast internet connection.  It should be a wireless notebook, don't forget the large size monitor and docking station. I don't want to squint. Make sure it's already booted up when I arrive.  I do need to stay in touch with my blogfriends.

2) I need a case of Coke Classic in bottles.  The eight ounce size in the classic bottle.  I'm not talking plastic, glass baby.  Cold, ice cold.  I need the caffeine to stay "up".  

3) Slippers and socks.  My feet get cold, then I'm uncomfortable and then I get grumpy.  A grumpy face gives me wrinkles.  I do not want wrinkles.  

4) Chamomile tea, hot, with sugar, at my disposal.  This tea helps me to relax. 

5) A large screen, flat panel TV, with a couple of extra remotes.  It should have a fully loaded cable package and Tivo.  I don't want to miss any of my shows. 

I'm sure it's understood that my dressing room should be tastefully decorated and very comfortable.  That's it!


What are your top five demands?
Did see see what Gem wrote about me? She assigned me a cartoon character. Do you agree?

Link to Gem-osophy


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1.22.2007

Where's My Book?

So I spend time blogging and reading everyone's blogs, like most bloggers do. It seems that a lot of bloggers are aspiring writers They have ambitions to be published, they are working on their books. Some people believe that most people have a book inside them, just waiting to be written. Well I don't have a book in me. 

I've never thought that anything I'm thinking needs to be a book.  I've never even contemplated writing one. The mere thought of writing a book feels like a humongous project full of boring details.  You would have to pay me to write a book, and I don't see that happening. 

I love reading books and admire the craftsmanship involved. I've belonged to book clubs and thoroughly enjoy discussing each part of a book.

So why does everyone else have a book in them, and I don't? What is it that compels you to want to author a book? What am I missing? 


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1.21.2007

Sunday Mornings

Sunday Mornings

Here's a picture of how I like to spend Sunday mornings. I like to have a nice hot cup of coffee while I sit in the family room and look out the window. The window that's pictured in the far left of the bottom photo has a bird feeder just outside the window. I love to watch the birds at the feeder. I just put this feeder out this fall and it has attracted ten birds, four tufted titmice, four chickadees and two nut hatches. The top photo has a picture of one of the titmice that visited today. If I have time to do this on Sunday morning it brightens my entire day.


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1.19.2007

Photo Hunt #41 Wild

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Jack PineHere's the jack pine tree I was telling you about the other day. The wild weather has taken a toll on this tree.  The weight of the ice from the ice storm and the subsequent snow has bent the tree completely over.  There is no sign of a thaw in sight either.  I hope the tree will right itself when we get milder weather.  If it survives I might have to stake it, even though the tree is fifteen to twenty feet tall.


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Friday's Feast #3

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Which television shows do you just refuse to miss?  Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters
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Who did you last speak to on the telephone? A friend of my son's 
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How many pillows do you keep on your bed? Nine
 dinner Main Course
Name one addition to your computer (software, hardware, etc.) that you'd love to have. I just got a new PC, I'm very happy with it.
dessert Dessert
What is your favorite foreign food? Quesadillas 

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Congratulations

 Lazy Daisy is a grandma Diva! 

Link to Lazy Daisy Log

 

Gem got some wonderful news in the mail!   

Link to Gem-osophy

 

Craziequeen passed her course!   

Link to craziequeen's palace: Faces and Passes...


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1.17.2007

A town with no birds

What is happening to the birds in Australia?

 

PerthNow - Jan 9

Something very curious started happening in a coastal Australian town called Esperance, birds began falling dead from the sky in early December 2006.  By January 9th Esperance residents reported five thousand dead birds. So many birds were dead that Esperance was declared a natural disaster zone.  The dying didn't stop until there were no more birds left to die. 

 

The birds were dying around water sources, where they flew to quench an insatiable thirst.   Investigators found that the dead birds had empty stomachs.  People witnessed birds convulsing before they finally succumbed to their death.  What was causing this?

 

PerthNow - Jan 10  

Investigators raced to find the cause.  First they ruled out infectious disease and bacterial infection, and they turned their attention to toxins, and the nearby swamp.  People began to speculate that perhaps the birds were deliberately poisoned , or maybe a dry winter was the cause.   Most of the dead birds were insect and nectar eaters.  The birds internal organs were decaying quickly after death, authorities needed freshly dead birds to autopsy. The problem was that there were no birds left.   Finally a wattle-bird, in the throes of death was handed over to authorities, they would be able to freeze the remains and preserve the bird for autopsy. 

 

Melbourne Indymedia - Jan 14

Authorities believe the most likely cause is toxic poisoning.  The question remains, what toxin? Pesticides? Authorities are awaiting the autopsy results. 

 

The Daily Telegraph - Jan 16

Two hundred dead swallows were found in Narembeen, 380 kilometers from Esperance.

 

news.com.au - Jan 17

The birds in Narembeen were determined to be treemartins, similar to swallows.  The birds actually died two weeks ago, making it difficult for authorities to determine what caused their deaths.   Test results on the Esperance birds are due back early next week.     


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Thursday Thirteen #24

Thirteen past or current hobbies:

  1. Bicycling
  2. Birding
  3. Calligraphy
  4. Crocheting
  5. Gardening
  6. Genealogy
  7. Golf
  8. Ice skating
  9. Jazzercise
  10. Knitting
  11. Interior decorating
  12. Reading
  13. Scrap-booking

 

Thank you for visiting my blog. 

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here! 
The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted! 


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1.16.2007

Jack Pine

The ice storm is wreaking havoc with a Jack Pine in our backyard. The tree is laying horizontally instead of standing vertically. The weight of the ice, plus the additional snow from was just to much for it to bear. It was so cold outside today, it was 16 degrees F when I got home from work. I went outside in the dark to see if I could help the tree, I brought a rubber mallet with me too see if I could tap some of the ice off. I couldn't get anything off but the snow. The tree was completely engulfed in ice, every last needle was ice covered, the bark was ice covered, and with the low temperatures nothing is melting. The trunk has not broken, Jack Pines have soft wood. I'm hoping that it will right itself after a thaw. Here's a picture.

With everything frozen I'm wondering how the birds are faring. They are eating the seed I put out for them, so I know at least some have survived. I have a heated birdbath because birds can't drink ice, nor can the other animals. I am hoping that some have found refuge in the winter roosting house I put out there for them. It should stay warm enough in there if they huddle together. The hole was cut low so when the heat rises it does not escape out of the house.

Please, if you have bad weather in your area, put out some food, water and shelter if possible for the birds and other wildlife.

1.15.2007

 My PhotoA Tag From Sunflower

  1. If you had to choose one vice in exclusion of all others what would it be?

    The Seven Vices are: pride, envy, wrath, avarice, sloth, gluttony, lust

    • I think I would pick pride
  2. If you could change one specific thing about the world what would it be?
    • I would change the infant mortality rate to 0%
  3. Name the cartoon character you identify with the most?
    • SpongeBob SquarePants
  4. If you could live one day in your life over again which one would it be?
    • My wedding day was pretty special
  5. If you could go back in history and spend a day with one person who would it be?
    • Benjamin Franklin, I am so impressed with his self-improvement ideas
  6. What is the one thing you lost, sold or threw away that you wish you could have back?
    • My youth
  7. What is your one most important contribution to this world?
    • My son
  8. What is your one hidden talent that nearly no one knows about?
    • My high school art teacher suggested that I attend art school
  9. What is your most cherished possession?
    • Photographs
  10. What one person influenced your life the most when growing up?
    • My mother
  11. What one word describes you better than any other?
    • Mother

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1.14.2007

Monday Memories

I just listened to the weather report. It looks like we will have an ice storm here tomorrow morning. I remember when we had an ice storm here in 1992. Everything was covered with ice, most people lost their electricity for several days, and it was cold outside. Some people had generators and could heat their home. My husband and I used a kerosene heater, we blocked off our family room and kitchen from the rest of the house by putting sheets and blankets over the entry ways. We did this to keep the heat in. We used a camp stove to cook, a gas lantern for light. My husband slept on the couch, I slept on the love seat. We went to work each day, where they had electricity. The only electronic entertainment we had was a radio with batteries. Conversation was the main source of entertainment. Our electricity came back on after five days.

If you don't see me around for a few days, you'll know why!

Update: The temperature stayed a few degrees above freezing most of the day. A small percentage of people lost power, we did not. Thanks for asking after me!

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1.12.2007

Photo Hunt 40 Technology

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Technology

Here's my son using my computer in 2000.  Nothing much has changed since then.  I'm sitting in that gray chair right now at that same blue desk.  I have the same tape dispenser.  My PC is brand new though.

Photo Hunt 40 Technology


Running2Ks popped into the blogosphere for a moment. She seems pretty busy.
Link to True Blue Semi-Crunchy Mama: What's New?

Morgen has posted a ginormous blog carnival.  It is the animal edition of the The Bestest Blog Carnival. He has a beautiful blog and a great sense of humor.  Look in the hamster section, down near the bottom for my entry. 

Link to It's A Blog Eat Blog World: It's Carnival Time!


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Thank you for your support! I've been doing my sit-ups, forty last night! Please spread the comment cheer to all of the exercisers. You're support means so much to us.



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Friday's Feast

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What comes to mind when you see the color orange? My son! His favorite color is orange. It's been his favorite color since he was 18 months old and he could identify the color. He frequently wears orange and has orange things. I painted his room orange. This is an easy question for me.
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Did you ever get in trouble while you were in school? If so, what was it for? I very rarely got in trouble at school. In second grade the teacher asked us all to be quiet, I finished the last two words of my sentence and got in trouble because I didn't comply instantly. In eleventh grade the school started to crack down on kids who were skipping school. If you came in late for any reason you got detention. I was sick one day, but started feeling better. I had a history test eigth period and decided to go to school to take it. I took the test and got detention. Those were the only two times I got in trouble.
saladSalad
Which topping(s) make up your perfect pizza? Cheese with black olives.
dinner Main Course
Do you believe in UFOs/aliens/etc.? Why or why not? I'm agnostic on this question. I don't rule out the possibility, but I've never seen any evidence of any. I haven't really searched for any evidence either. I guess I just don't care.
dessert Dessert
What color is your bedspread/comforter/quilt? Blue with yellow flowers, some green mixed in, and some peach too. It's beautiful.
Source: Friday's Feast
DeeJay redid her template. it has a very simple design with a fifties era look. The main colors are green, tan and pink. It's beautiful. When you get there read her rant on State Farm insurance. She really, really dislikes them.
Link to Simply Sassy: Shellfish Bashterds
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There are more exercisers to welcome! Please go leave comments for :
mistihollrah, Evolution of gina, the screaming pages, and Brinker Business

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Thank you for your support! I've been doing my sit-ups, forty last night! Please spread the comment cheer to all of the exercisers. You're support means so much to us.

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I worked all night on this

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The Exercise for Comments Blogroll

I did 40 sit ups then I worked on creating a blogroll and the code to add it to your sidebar.  You can find the link over in my sidebar.  To join us post the pledge on your blog, change it to your preferences of dates and exercise.  Let me know about it and I will add you to the blogroll. 

 

Example:


Blogger Pledge
I will exercise for comments.
Time Period: January 1- January 31
Type of exercise: Sit-ups
Pledge: 1 sit-up per comment

 

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1.10.2007

Thursday Thirteen #23

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Thirteen bloggers who are exercising for comments

  1. Sunflower
  2. Veronika
  3. DeeJay 
  4. LadyBugCrossing
  5. Gem
  6. Nicole
  7. Renee
  8. Kristen
  9. Teena
  10. Sanni
  11. Buffy 
  12. Coco
  13. This space available

This just in: We have a new exerciser for comments! Please welcome Sonny to a new healther lifestyle!

Oh my!  We have another!  Welcome mistihollrah too!  Glad to have more company.

Have you eliminated exercise from your life because it interferes with your blogging schedule? Are you becoming a blog potato? If you can answer yes to either of these questions make an exercise pledge with me. Modify the pledge below to fit your preferences.


Blogger Pledge
I will exercise for comments.
Time Period: January 1- January 31
Type of exercise: Sit-ups
Pledge: 1 sit-up per comment

 

Last month I pledged a minute on the treadmill for every comment.  This month it is sit-ups

So it's easy, every day I will check my blog for the number of comments received on blog posts that day. If there are 10 comments, I will do 10 sit-ups.

You can support me by commenting on my blog or making your own pledge to exercise for comments. Let me know if you are pledging too, I'll add you to the list.  

 

Thank you for visiting my blog. 

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here! 
The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted! 


Carol wrote a poem that beautifully conveys the strong emotion both mothers and children feel when letting go. Link to A Revision: Dear Mother,

Shelli takes the Donald to task for his recent remarks about Rosie O'Donnell, or are his comments more far reaching?  Link to Enquiring Minds Want To Know at Shelli’s Sentiments

Melli had me laughing hysterically as she wonders if she is in over head.  Did she do the right thing by taking this pledge?  You decide. Link to .: Ohhhhhh WHAT Have I Done Now???

McAfee has trolled the blogosphere testing sites for web safety, they've even tested mine.  I'm safe, don't worry about visiting here.  I wonder what McAfee is telling it's customers about your site? Link to bmiers.blogspot.com | Web Safety Ratings from McAfee SiteAdvisor


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1.09.2007

Wordless Wednesday

Sabrina

Link to Wordless Wednesday


Sister Celtic posts some of the most amazing pictures on her blog.  This one is idyllic: Link to Lopez Island Life: IT'S BEEN POURING AND THINGS ARE FLOODED AND OVERFLOWING..
My friend Suzanne uses her blog to document her journey through cyberspace.  She found a site that has a rating system for how clean and orderly your house is.  Actually, it starts at a little disheveled and goes downhill from there.  I don't know where she finds these: Link to misccubed: how cluttered are you?  


exercise There is another exerciser today! Please welcome Coco to our ranks! Link to A Corner 4 Coco

 

Sanni has made a blogroll for us!  Go check it out!

Thank you for your support!  I've been doing my sit-ups faithfully.  Please spread the comment cheer to all of the exercisers.  You're support means so much to us.

Sunflower * Veronika * DeeJay * LadyBugCrossing * Gem * Nicole * Renee * Kristen * Teena * Sanni * Buffy *

Coco

There's room for plenty more exercisers! The more the merrier! Leave me a comment :) and let me know if you will be joining us. It's a great way to keep those New Year's Resolutions! Come on, you know you want to.
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Sugarloaf Mountain

I am so talented!  I won something over at David's place.  Go check it out! Link to Sugarloaf Mountain

Thank you David!

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1.08.2007

Am I an Embarrassment to Nature??

I ask this because I think my eleven year son thinks I am.  Whenever we are out somewhere I get this frantic whisper in my ear,  "Mom, we're in PUBLIC!!! Since this isn't news to me I reply, "So?"

This conversation usually follows after I decide to start humming, singing, or even skipping to songs, like We're Off to See the Wizard.  I was eleven once, so I understand that strict conformity to societal rules are important to eleven year olds.  However, I usually use these moments as teachable moments for my son. 

I tell him that I am free, and that he isn't going to be free until he does whatever he wants without caring about what other people think of him.  I don't advocate discourteous or illegal behavior, I just want him to loosen up a little. 

It's a hard lesson, one that I didn't learn until I was in my thirties.  I don't want my son's life constrained like mine was.  I used to care about what strangers thought of me, people I would probably never again see in my life.  I would say to myself, "I can't do that, what would people think?". 

Now I say to myself, "So what if I'm an awful singer, I love to sing, and there's a song in my heart right now."  Then I break out into song: Oh Ma-andy, well you came and you gave without ta-aking, and I sent you awa-ay oh Ma-andy. You know what, I'm going to sing if I want to, right there in public, for all to see, because I'm free.  I can sing if I want to.

I'm hoping for a duet some day. 


Surprise: Link to Mysterious Lady's Clues To Life: I got married!

Mr. Fabulous is asking you to send your personal stories regarding cancer to Laurianne’s Hope: Link to Pointless Drivel » Blog Archive » There’s nothing funny about this…

A rant: Link to craziequeen's palace: Reality Bites

Nicole tagged me: Link to Just crazy enough to try: Meming me.  Little did she know I already did this meme.  Here's the link to Trying To Catch Up: Six weird things.


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Time to welcome another new exerciser, Buffy has decided to join us! Link to - plain simple english, please go welcome her. 


Thank you for your support!  I've been doing my sit-ups faithfully.  Please spread the comment cheer to all of the exercisers.  You're support means so much to us.

Sunflower * Veronika * DeeJay * LadyBugCrossing * Gem * Nicole * Renee * Kristen * Teena * Sanni * Buffy
There's room for plenty more exercisers! The more the merrier! Leave me a comment :) and let me know if you will be joining us. It's a great way to keep those New Year's Resolutions! Come on, you know you want to.
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1.07.2007

I'm using Windows Live Writer to blog this

I'm trying something new, I'm using a Microsoft product to write this post.  I've never really been happy with the blogger interface, I hope I like this better.  I read about this at Blog tips at Blog Bullet, here's the link to the article: Windows Live Writer, Blogging Just Got Easier.

This seems fairly intuitive so far, it feels like a light version of Microsoft word. 

I had to make some make some adjustments to the directions to get it to work with Blogger Beta.  I found a work around at:  Getting Windows Live Writer to Work with Blogger Beta.

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1.05.2007

Memory

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The one on the left, that's me. The other girls are my four sisters. This picture was taken in the back room of grocery store a couple miles from home. I chose this for the memory theme because when I close my eyes and reminisce about my childhood, I am eleven years old, just like in this picture. My sisters look just like this in my mind's eye even when I think of them today. Once I turned twelve I was busy expanding my horizons, so this was me, with my sisters, at the end of my childhood.

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Friday's Feast

Friday's Feast

Appetizer
Which celebrity (or celebrities) do you think will make headlines this year?
I was just reading Star magazine at the hairdresser's today. Britney Spears, Mary Kate of Mary Kate and Ashley, Nicole Ritchie and Jennifer Aniston.

Soup
They say that good things come in small packages? What is something little that you think is great?
My son is small, he is the greatest.

Salad
Name a song that makes you want to dance.
Rock Lobster

Main Course
What is your favorite font?
Comic Sans Serif

Dessert
If you were to write a do-it-yourself article, what would it be about?
I'm coming up empty here. I guess I'm talentless.

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1.03.2007

Thursday Thirteen #22

Thirteen Great Posts from My Blogosphere
1…. Sunflower posted a picture that combined old and new in a unique and beautiful way.
"Sunflower" - Saturday Photo Hunt #7

2…. Gem takes on the Battle of the Sexes!
"Gem-osophy" - A new weekend feature on Gem-osophy...

3…. Suzanne let's us know what happens when women's relationship to food is amped up one thousand percent.
"misccubed" - Drop Dead Gorgeous

4…. Somebody had to say it. Uisce is your man.
"Whiskey Talking" -TGIO!!!

5…. LadyBug shares a side-splittingly funny memory about how her clothes ended up all over the driveway and her aggravating little sister.
"LadyBug Crossing" - Monday Memories on Tuesday

6…. Skittles shares the 13 Best Ad-Lib Answers From Hollywood Squares, it's hilarious!
"Skittle's Place" - Thursday Thirteen #8

7…. You know Christmas is over when you see this familiar scene:
"Whiskey Talking" - Wordless Wednesday #33

8…. Mr. Fabulous turns his attention to great art. I'll never be able to think of these masterpieces in the same way.
"Pointless Drivel" - Pointless Drivel and Great Art: a Match Made in Heaven.

9…. What will 2007 bring? Margie uses her poet's soul to tell us.
"When the heart speaks" - THE ROAD AHEAD

10…. Some people have a way with words, Andrew is one of those people. He says more with a haiku than most can say with a thousand words. Artistry.
"Past Tense" - My Mind

11…. Sunflower has found a way to stay fit and happy. It even involves blogging!
"Sunflower" - Healthy Blogger Life Stytle

12…. In an instant Veronika's son was gone, forever. Veronika's strong spirit and love for her remaining children keep us optimistic that she will survive this.
"A Day in the Life of Veronika" - Untitled

13…. Shelli is impressed with Veronika too. Read her beautiful tribute.
"Shelli's Sentiments" - Grace and Courage

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Karin shares a beautiful photo retrospective of 2006 she made as a gift for her Little Girl.
Minerva's cancer is back, but it may be operable. I'm hoping she fights cancer once more.
David of Sugarloaf Mountain is writing some great poetry, and he has a new blog header. Go check it out!
DeeJay has a great new blog template. Everyone is changing their skin for the new year!

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