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Apr 21 2008

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Manic Monday: Quake

Posted at 6:02 am under Thought for the Day

This week when Mo gave us Quake for Manic Monday I’ll admit it…. I was stumped.

I went to Savannah, GA for a short get away weekend with some friends. This city is steeped in History and southern ambiance. Its’ first recorded history was in 1733, the year General James Oglethorpe and the 120 passengers of the good ship “Anne” landed on a bluff high along the Savannah River.

Johnny Mercer wrote the Lyrics to Moon River, having been inspired by the Savannah River and his Huckleberry childhood in Savannah.

Savannah is dripping in Southern Charm & Hospitality!


Savannah is breathtaking in it’s beauty!

Savannah also has some of the most majestic Live Oak Trees.

Live Oaks make my heart quake!

Thank goodness for my digital camera and ginormous memory cards! In one day I took more than 500 photos of beautiful Savannah, GA. I know I’ll be back to visit Savannah again one day soon. There’s so much to see & do, and I never even explored the nightlife and dining.

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  1. Heather Youngon 21 Apr 2008 at 10:50 am 1

    Beautiful!

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WillThink4Wine » Manic Monday: Quake

Apr 21 2008

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Manic Monday: Quake

Posted at 3:20 am under Georgians, Manic Monday, Savannah

This week when Mo gave us Quake for Manic Monday I’ll admit it…. I was stumped.

I went to Savannah, GA for a short get away weekend with some friends. This city is steeped in History and southern ambiance. Its’ first recorded history was in 1733, the year General James Oglethorpe and the 120 passengers of the good ship “Anne” landed on a bluff high along the Savannah River.

Johnny Mercer wrote the Lyrics to Moon River, having been inspired by the Savannah River and his Huckleberry childhood in Savannah.

Savannah is dripping in Southern Charm & Hospitality!


Savannah is breathtaking in it’s beauty!

Savannah also has some of the most majestic Live Oak Trees.

Live Oaks make my heart quake!

Thank goodness for my digital camera and ginormous memory cards! In one day I took more than 500 photos of beautiful Savannah, GA. I know I’ll be back to visit Savannah again one day soon. There’s so much to see & do, and I never even explored the nightlife and dining.

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Manic Monday Participants

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2. Jamie
3. Comedy Plus
4. CrAzY Working Mom
5. empress bee (of the high sea)
6. purrchance to dream
7. Casto Creations

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  1. anthonynorthon 21 Apr 2008 at 8:58 am 1

    Some nice pictures there. Don’t worry, I cheated a bit on the ‘quake’ thing, too :-)

  2. Jamieon 21 Apr 2008 at 9:15 am 2

    Now a post that combines Johnny Mercer, beautiful pictures, and live oaks is quite an achievement. Don Williams has a song with a line that always seemed magic:

    “And I still hear the soft southern wind in the live oak trees”

  3. Sandee (Comedy +)on 21 Apr 2008 at 11:48 am 3

    Very well done. It is indeed beautiful in Savannah. Have a great MM. :)

  4. Suzieon 21 Apr 2008 at 1:00 pm 4

    I’d love to see it

  5. Crazy Working Momon 21 Apr 2008 at 9:19 pm 5

    I love my digital camera and that itty bitty memory card that holds so much of my life! :)

    Great post and wonderful pictures.

    Happy MM.

    Tisha @ CrAzY Working Mom

  6. Billyon 22 Apr 2008 at 10:16 am 6

    Great shots that remind me of the very old oaks we have in and near New Orleans. There is a place called Oak Alley near a plantation that reminds me of one of the pics. Georgia is truly beautiful!

  7. Empress Bee (of the High Sea)on 22 Apr 2008 at 10:47 am 7

    did you eat at paula deen’s???

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoxxoxo

    ps: when we are on our way to podunk i am going to the old time country buffet and hope you will meet us there!!! we always spend the night in valdosta because it is half way…

  8. Moon 22 Apr 2008 at 1:54 pm 8

    An afternoon under the live oaks would make my heart quake, too!
    Thanks for participating in Manic Mondays, and thanks for having my Entrecard featured in your sidebar today!

WillThink4Wine » POW & Blessed Silence

Apr 17 2008

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POW & Blessed Silence

Posted at 12:01 am under Thought for the Day

Lookie here what Mo awarded me! Post of the Week for Manic Monday!

Thanks, Mo! This is way cool! I’m honored.

Hmmm… Who knows, maybe he’ll even add me to the BlogRoll now! ;-) Smoochies, Buddy!

Anyone remember the movie Remo Williams, The Adventure Begins? It’s from 1985, starring Fred Ward, Joel Grey & Kate Mulgrew. It was far from a hit, but I always enjoy watching it.

There’s one particular line from the movie that Chiun, the Korean martial arts master played by Joel Grey, speaks:

Lesson 22: Blessed Silence


I can’t tell you how many times I have used that line; sometimes spoken, sometimes thought. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I live in a world where my ears are constantly being assaulted. This line comes to me often. It’s like a prayer, that’s been answered.

Ah…. Blessed Silence!

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WillThink4Wine » Mrs Hughes is very funny

Apr 10 2008

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Mrs Hughes is very funny

Posted at 10:39 am under Thought for the Day

Have you seen Mrs. Hughes yet?

 

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Mar 31 2008

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WordPress 2.5

My Weekend Snapshot is here, due to the following:

So, I upgraded to WP 2.5 yesterday. I thought it went off without a hitch! 

Until.. I begin my first post since upgrading. I find that I can’t insert any photos. I can upload into the Gallery, but it won’t show the thumbnails and I can’t do anything with them.

I can see them in the Media Library with the Thumbnails.

I’m getting very frustrated! I deactivated ALL my plugins, but it made no difference.

OK Internet – what am I missing?? HELP!!!

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Mar 30 2008

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One Single Impression: Laughter

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Sprinkled joyfully
Dew drops of delightfulness
Quench my thirsty ears!

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As you can see, I am in a ‘Dogwood Daze’ state of mind! Thanks so much for stopping by today to say ‘Hello’ and share a moment with me!

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1. SandyCarlson
2. Raven
3. Vixen
4. Joyce T.
5. maryt/the teach
6. patois
7. One Moer Believer
8. Andrée
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Mar 29 2008

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PhotoHunt: High

photohunter7iq.pngThis week’s Photo Hunter Theme is High.

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I am still enjoying the lovely blooms of the Dogwoods. Spring in Southern Georgia! This is how The Swamp says “Good Morning” to me each day!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you and yours have a wonderful weekend.

Want more Georgia? The Georgia Blog Carnival is open for your reading enjoyment over at Paw Paw Bill’s place.

Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt Participants

1. Napaboaniya
2. Hootin’ Anni
3. Dragonstar
4. Dragonheart & Merlin
5. Sanni
6. gizelle
7. Tamy ~ 3 Sides of Crazy
8. Mickey
9. Aileni
10. Barbara H.
11. SargeCharlie
12. Criz Lai
13. Huey
14. Untraditional home
15. ellen b
16. TeacherJulie
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18. Alice Audrey
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20. Cindy
21. John
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26. liza
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28. Patricia (Pollywog Creek)
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Mar 28 2008

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Finally Friday: The Home & Garden Show & The Nursery

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This weekend is the Home & Garden Show at the James H Rainwater Conference Center. I attended last year brimming with excitement, only to be disappointed. To be fair, I lived in Lakeland, FL prior to moving to Valdosta, GA and Lakeland’s annual show puts this one to shame. I keep forgetting this is Hicksville, comparatively speaking.

We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto.

I may still attend, depending on how long I stay at the new Nuresry I just found out about. It’s acre after acre after acre of splendid plants, shrubs and trees. It is kind of weird for some, I know, but I just love this kind of stuff.

I’m told they have an entire greenhouse full of Orchids!
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I’m also hoping to find a few dogwoods and a perhaps some other lovelys. It’s my version of other’s Yard Sales or Malls. I just love things that grow!

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And just for some Friday Fun!

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Mar 27 2008

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Teaching Math in Florida

Now, before you read this I want to assure you that this is not my opinion of ALL teachers. I happen to have 2 teachers in my immediate family who absolutely love teaching and both of them are brilliant and gifted educators! I also have friends who are College Professors and even a fellow Wine Taster who happens to be Dean of Students at a wonderful university. As a general rule I have the deepest respect and the highest regard for teachers, cops, firefighters and our military. In my opinion, they are all undervalued, and I don’t mean just monetarily. However, as is true with any profession or field, there are exceptions to the general rule. No matter where you go, you will always find “them”. So don’t get crazy on me!!

A few years ago I was looking for a full time employee. I needed someone to do shipping and receiving as well as my ink mixing. For the benefit of those of you who’ve never worked in the Graphic Arts or Printing Industry, this basically means opening the book to the specific formula and figuring what percentages of each of the 2, 3 or 4 colors of ink are needed for a pound of that particular ink color. Yeah, this is not Rocket Science.

One of my customers asked me to consider an acquaintance of his for the position. After interviewing him, and despite his teaching degree and 20 years of experience teaching 4th grade in the Fort Lauderdale Public School System, I hired him. He was overqualified, but he needed a job and I needed someone I could depend on.

During his first week I assigned him a task I am confident could adequately be completed by an average 10 year old. I know this to be true because my own niece had done it several times. After giving him the 10 minute instructions and having him observe me mixing while reviewing over a few days, I asked him to mix a pound of ink on his own.

j0409227.jpgThink “Deer in the head lights”.

Much to my astonishment, this man, this teacher of our precious youth, had no idea how to calculate percentages! It’s not as though there wasn’t a calculator just to the right of him. Needless to say we never progressed to multiplying for 2 or more pounds or (Heaven Forbid!) fractions. Oh, I am totally serious.

As a footnote, I will mention that I ignored my better judgment when I overlooked the errors he made filling out the application. In hindsight, I discovered he also wasn’t skilled in reading or writing either.

Note to self: First Impressions and Gut Instincts are never again to be disregarded.

How long did he remain in my employ, you ask? He quit after 2 weeks. Apparently, I have unreasonable expectations.

Next!

And now, in the tradition of one of my favorite bloggers, a joke. Empress Bee said I could borrow has no idea I’m using this, but it is so true that I had to post it, along with the above story from my own personal experience.

Thanks, Miss Bee! You’re a real Georgia Peach!

j0436129.jpg1. Teaching Math in Florida in the 1950s:
A guy sells a truckload of alligator hides for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

2. Teaching Math in Florida 1960s:
A guy sells a truckload of alligator hides for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

3. Teaching Math in Florida 1970s:
A guy sells a truckload of alligator hides for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?

4. Teaching Math in Florida 1980s:
A guy sells a truckload of alligator hides for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Math in Florida 1990s:
A guy goes into a beautiful swamp to get alligators and messes it all up because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the fish and other alligators and birds feel as the guy messes up their homes? (There are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it’s ok.)

6. Teaching Math in Florida 2008:
Un individuo vende un camión del cocodrilo oculta para $100. Su coste era $80. ¿Cuánto él hace?

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Mar 26 2008

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WW: Plaid Tidings I Bring

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Mar 25 2008

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Remember

Today is my brother John’s funeral. The Service should be over in just a few minutes, actually. I did not attend, partly because our parents live with me here in Georgia and the services are in New England. They are just not up to the trip, emotionally or physically. It is too much for them to fathom, too much to face. Truth be told, I have never been one to attend funerals. If they were held months or even seasons past the pain and emotion, perhaps. But not so soon.

img010_web.jpgThis is the last Family Portrait where all of eight children and our parents were all together. It was taken at SisterDear3’s wedding, so I’m estimating it was 22 years ago or so. We were planning a new one for this summer.

MotherDear asked me to sign John’s Online Guestbook on behalf of our youngest brother who cannot attend. I searched for a poem I thought would suit them both. As I reread it, it makes me sweetly sad. I think they would both approve.

Remember

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann’d:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

Love, Billy

By Christina Rossetti with thanks to The Poetry Foundation

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WillThink4Wine » WordPress 2.5

Mar 31 2008

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WordPress 2.5

Posted at 6:08 am under Thought for the Day, WordPress 2.5

My Weekend Snapshot is here, due to the following:

So, I upgraded to WP 2.5 yesterday. I thought it went off without a hitch! 

Until.. I begin my first post since upgrading. I find that I can’t insert any photos. I can upload into the Gallery, but it won’t show the thumbnails and I can’t do anything with them.

I can see them in the Media Library with the Thumbnails.

I’m getting very frustrated! I deactivated ALL my plugins, but it made no difference.

OK Internet – what am I missing?? HELP!!!

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  1. kaceyon 31 Mar 2008 at 8:37 am 1

    oh good luck! I’m a techie person, but not ready to do the upgrade. (read: chicken) I think I’ll wait a few weeks! Sorry I can’t help you!

  2. Mybellaviaon 31 Mar 2008 at 8:40 am 2

    Sorry! I can’t offer help. A computer tech, I am not!

  3. Heather Youngon 31 Mar 2008 at 9:46 am 3

    I was planning on installing it on my demo blog later today and may be able to help you then once I get it figured out.

    I checked the wordpress forums and it does say that they changed the default thumbnail name–not sure if that would change anything. Let me know if you don’t figure it out–I will look around in a bit–the kids are clamoring for attention.

  4. Suzieon 31 Mar 2008 at 10:06 am 4

    NO idea. Im at a loss with these things I just keep clicking things until they work.

  5. Kelly Caton 31 Mar 2008 at 8:14 pm 5

    Hopefully WordPress will fix this glitch quick. My human just used the automatic upgrade plugin and hasn’t seen any problems since.

  6. Ron Russoon 01 Apr 2008 at 11:29 am 6

    I upgraded the other day too and all went well. I had no problem with the gallery. Have you checked out WordPress.org? Here’s the link to info about the gallery:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_the_gallery_shortcode

    Just paste the link into your address bar.
    good luck.

    For the rest of you interested in upgrading but are hesitant, try this page:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade/#post-2560

  7. Pearlon 01 Apr 2008 at 6:15 pm 7

    I wondered if that would work. I don’t like the photo upgrade part. I’m hanging back. [A witty remark here].

  8. Leslieon 02 Apr 2008 at 7:00 am 8

    Ahhhhh!! Loved your comment about my Positano trip. I just love that movie, and am a real big fan of her books. I’m talking about Frances Mayes. :)

    Have you read the two Peter Moore Italy books? They are SO good!

    Vroom by the Sea and Vroom with a View.

  9. Hueyon 05 Apr 2008 at 9:02 pm 9

    Ish. I have just upgraded last night. I haven’t tried inserting any photos yet, only wrote a post about the upgrade. @.@ Maybe I should try a post with a photo later… :/

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WillThink4Wine » PhotoHunt: High

Mar 29 2008

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PhotoHunt: High

Posted at 12:01 am under Georgians, Photo Hunt, The Swamp

photohunter7iq.pngThis week’s Photo Hunter Theme is High.

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I am still enjoying the lovely blooms of the Dogwoods. Spring in Southern Georgia! This is how The Swamp says “Good Morning” to me each day!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you and yours have a wonderful weekend.

Want more Georgia? The Georgia Blog Carnival is open for your reading enjoyment over at Paw Paw Bill’s place.

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1. Napaboaniya
2. Hootin’ Anni
3. Dragonstar
4. Dragonheart & Merlin
5. Sanni
6. gizelle
7. Tamy ~ 3 Sides of Crazy
8. Mickey
9. Aileni
10. Barbara H.
11. SargeCharlie
12. Criz Lai
13. Huey
14. Untraditional home
15. ellen b
16. TeacherJulie
17. jesie
18. Alice Audrey
19. Munchkin Mommy
20. Cindy
21. John
22. Mama meji
23. smalltownrn
24. Yen
25. Secret Agent Mama
26. liza
27. diXymiss
28. Patricia (Pollywog Creek)
29. david mcmahon
30. claudie
31. maryt/the teach
32. e-Mom
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  1. napaboaniyaon 29 Mar 2008 at 4:24 am 1

    Beautiful blooms on the branches high up on the tree.
    Have a great weekend ahead!!

    My PH here & here

  2. Hootin’ Annion 29 Mar 2008 at 4:35 am 2

    How pretty!!!!!

    My ‘high’ is posted now, if you haven’t visited I hope you can drop by. Happy Weekend!!!

  3. Dragonstaron 29 Mar 2008 at 4:44 am 3

    That is absolutely beautiful!
    Can’t wait for my blossom to arrive.

  4. Dragonheart & Merlinon 29 Mar 2008 at 5:23 am 4

    Beautiful photo of the blossoms! :) Fabulous angle, looking up through the trees! :)

  5. Leslieon 29 Mar 2008 at 5:23 am 5

    Nah- I’ve never smelled anything at all, and I’ve been to Venice eight times and I usually stay a week or more. :) It’s… all the good things you’ve ever read… Venice is like being given a box of chocolate covered cherries, and some poor souls just aren’t partial to chocolate covered cherries. But they are my very favorite thing!

  6. Sannion 29 Mar 2008 at 6:02 am 6

    WOW! That´s the perfect way to start the day! Beautiful!
    I´d get “high” just by looking out in the morning. *LOL*

    Happy Hunting!

  7. gizelleon 29 Mar 2008 at 6:46 am 7

    I wouldn’t mind looking high up there if I see so beautiful blooms and clear blue sky! Great choice for today’s theme, happy weekend! ;-)

  8. Tamyon 29 Mar 2008 at 7:19 am 8

    I love the shot through the dogwood blooms – great perspective.

  9. Mickeyon 29 Mar 2008 at 7:29 am 9

    That is a beautiful HIGH pic!! The only blossoms on my trees at present are ’snow blossoms’ :o

    I wonder if you get the same commercial we do for KIA cars.Everytime you say The Swamp I think of that silly guysauing “Welcome to dee Swamp” as he drives through screaming Aieeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
    OK ,totally off topic ;)

  10. kikyon 29 Mar 2008 at 7:53 am 10

    the flower simply beautiful!

  11. Barbara H.on 29 Mar 2008 at 7:54 am 11

    Beautiful! Ours here in SC aren’t blooming yet.

  12. Aileni Noyleon 29 Mar 2008 at 7:58 am 12

    Great to see blossom – we aren’t there yet but we are high latitudes.
    Thanks for the visit.

  13. sarge charlieon 29 Mar 2008 at 8:03 am 13

    I love Dogwood trees, we have lots of them at our place in Blairsville, they are in bloom and we are in Florida, bummer

  14. Criz Laion 29 Mar 2008 at 8:19 am 14

    We only have the extremely humid weather over here. I can’t really differentiate between winter and spring.. :P Anyway, it’s great to see everyone welcoming spring over there. :)

    Mine are up… Hop in for some fun this weekend in Criz Cats Sanctuary and/or have a look sometimes why need things to be HIGH in Insight Criz.
    Have a nice weekend!

  15. Hueyon 29 Mar 2008 at 8:27 am 15

    I must say that your photo does cheer me up. It seems to be giving out hope to ppl like me. :)

  16. heatheron 29 Mar 2008 at 8:27 am 16

    We don’t even have buds yet–sigh. Beautiful though.

  17. ellen bon 29 Mar 2008 at 8:47 am 17

    Oh those Dogwoods are amazing. I really love dogwoods and would be happy to be greeted by some! have a great day…

  18. julieon 29 Mar 2008 at 8:56 am 18

    Wow, we have something in common for our entries :) Lovely dogwood blooms!

    Have a great weekend! My PH:
    Sky High

    Moving-Up Day

  19. Mybellaviaon 29 Mar 2008 at 9:20 am 19

    They are so beautiful. So white and pure against the blue sky!

  20. Andreaon 29 Mar 2008 at 9:25 am 20

    Our dogwoods have not bloomed yet. I live about 60 miles west of Atlanta in Haralson County.

  21. Rebeccaon 29 Mar 2008 at 9:30 am 21

    That’s really pretty!

  22. Amyon 29 Mar 2008 at 9:47 am 22

    I miss Georgia! Thanks for giving me a glimpse of it and keeping “Georgia on My Mind.”

  23. jesieon 29 Mar 2008 at 9:57 am 23

    It’s pretty to look high up there. Spring is so pretty. Our flowers are not blooming up as we are north of you.

    Happy photohunting!

  24. Alice Audreyon 29 Mar 2008 at 10:17 am 24

    It snowed on us last night. No flowers here yet.

  25. Munchkin Mommyon 29 Mar 2008 at 10:25 am 25

    that beauty greets you each day?! my, you are so blessed! :D
    happy weekend!

    Mapped Memories
    Cafe Munchkin

  26. Cindyon 29 Mar 2008 at 11:06 am 26

    I love dogwood trees and always enjoy seeing them blossom in the spring. Your picture is beautiful.
    See my High here.

  27. Johnon 29 Mar 2008 at 11:07 am 27

    That is a beautiful “HIGH” picture.

  28. SmalltownRNon 29 Mar 2008 at 11:12 am 28

    The Dogwood is our provinical flower it blooms later in the season….although Spring is suppose to be here it really isn’t….the sun is shining today but there is still a coolness in the air….great photo for the theme…..thanks for visiting my blog….

  29. mama mejion 29 Mar 2008 at 11:15 am 29

    This shot reminds me of a shot I took but which I wasn’t able to find now. It’s a good take for this week’s theme.

  30. Yenon 29 Mar 2008 at 12:00 pm 30

    Great shot and perfect for the theme!

  31. Secret Agent Mamaon 29 Mar 2008 at 12:13 pm 31

    Absolutely love the Dogwoods!! :D

  32. lizaon 29 Mar 2008 at 12:22 pm 32

    gorgeous! thanks for stopping by ;)

  33. Kaceyon 29 Mar 2008 at 12:51 pm 33

    so jealous! Our dogwoods are just barely starting to bloom!

  34. diXymisson 29 Mar 2008 at 12:58 pm 34

    Cheery dogwood blossoms up high against the brilliant blue sky. We don’t have dogwoods around here, but a neighbor has a beautiful tulip tree in bloom. Yeah for Spring! ThanX for the handy Mr. Linky.

  35. Patriciaon 29 Mar 2008 at 1:33 pm 35

    Very lovely photograph. Just this morning I was lying on my swing outside and looking up through the sweetgum trees that surrounded me. Though they are without the magnificent bloom of the dogwood, I was still delighting in the bright green of new growth that has filled what were bare branches just weeks ago. Blessings!

  36. david mcmahonon 29 Mar 2008 at 4:42 pm 36

    Thank you for your great comment that led me, in turn, back to your blog. Discovering gems like this blog is one of my greatest delights.

    You write beautifully and you have a great camera eye. I’ve enjoyed my first visit here. Do let me know if it’s OK to add you to my blogroll.

    I won’t be able to visit every day as I work full-time, I write novels and I am a hands-on Dad, but I want to keep your blog on my radar….

  37. Starniteskyon 29 Mar 2008 at 5:08 pm 37

    Those Dogwood are beautiful! Great photo.

  38. claudieon 29 Mar 2008 at 5:27 pm 38

    a beautiful photo! You must live in a paradize! I will do sweat dreams now this night after this gorgeous vision!

  39. maryt/theteachon 29 Mar 2008 at 5:28 pm 39

    WillThink, the dogwood is beautiful! Great photo! Great angle!

  40. e-Momon 29 Mar 2008 at 7:41 pm 40

    Those are heavenly. Love to come down to GA to see them.

    I grew up in B.C. Canada, where the Pacific dogwood is the province’s floral emblem. I’ve always loved them.

    Come see me!

    e-Mom @ Splash!Graphics

  41. emmyroseon 29 Mar 2008 at 8:35 pm 41

    Very nice shot. Thanks for the visit.

  42. keeyiton 30 Mar 2008 at 1:44 am 42

    Beautiful blossoms up high the tree

  43. jams o donnellon 30 Mar 2008 at 9:21 am 43

    That is such a beautiful sight. Happy weekend. Thanks for your birthday wishes!

  44. pelfyon 30 Mar 2008 at 10:54 am 44

    That’s really beautiful. I wonder if it could survive here in my all-year-sunny Malaysia. Haha (= Happy day!

  45. sammawowon 30 Mar 2008 at 3:46 pm 45

    Oh, such beautiful dogwood blooms “high” up in the tree! Great take on the theme! So far I have only seen forsythias, daffodils and crocuses this Spring up here.

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Mar 27 2008

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Teaching Math in Florida

Posted at 12:01 am under Just for laughs, Thought for the Day

Now, before you read this I want to assure you that this is not my opinion of ALL teachers. I happen to have 2 teachers in my immediate family who absolutely love teaching and both of them are brilliant and gifted educators! I also have friends who are College Professors and even a fellow Wine Taster who happens to be Dean of Students at a wonderful university. As a general rule I have the deepest respect and the highest regard for teachers, cops, firefighters and our military. In my opinion, they are all undervalued, and I don’t mean just monetarily. However, as is true with any profession or field, there are exceptions to the general rule. No matter where you go, you will always find “them”. So don’t get crazy on me!!

A few years ago I was looking for a full time employee. I needed someone to do shipping and receiving as well as my ink mixing. For the benefit of those of you who’ve never worked in the Graphic Arts or Printing Industry, this basically means opening the book to the specific formula and figuring what percentages of each of the 2, 3 or 4 colors of ink are needed for a pound of that particular ink color. Yeah, this is not Rocket Science.

One of my customers asked me to consider an acquaintance of his for the position. After interviewing him, and despite his teaching degree and 20 years of experience teaching 4th grade in the Fort Lauderdale Public School System, I hired him. He was overqualified, but he needed a job and I needed someone I could depend on.

During his first week I assigned him a task I am confident could adequately be completed by an average 10 year old. I know this to be true because my own niece had done it several times. After giving him the 10 minute instructions and having him observe me mixing while reviewing over a few days, I asked him to mix a pound of ink on his own.

j0409227.jpgThink “Deer in the head lights”.

Much to my astonishment, this man, this teacher of our precious youth, had no idea how to calculate percentages! It’s not as though there wasn’t a calculator just to the right of him. Needless to say we never progressed to multiplying for 2 or more pounds or (Heaven Forbid!) fractions. Oh, I am totally serious.

As a footnote, I will mention that I ignored my better judgment when I overlooked the errors he made filling out the application. In hindsight, I discovered he also wasn’t skilled in reading or writing either.

Note to self: First Impressions and Gut Instincts are never again to be disregarded.

How long did he remain in my employ, you ask? He quit after 2 weeks. Apparently, I have unreasonable expectations.

Next!

And now, in the tradition of one of my favorite bloggers, a joke. Empress Bee said I could borrow has no idea I’m using this, but it is so true that I had to post it, along with the above story from my own personal experience.

Thanks, Miss Bee! You’re a real Georgia Peach!

j0436129.jpg1. Teaching Math in Florida in the 1950s:
A guy sells a truckload of alligator hides for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

2. Teaching Math in Florida 1960s:
A guy sells a truckload of alligator hides for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

3. Teaching Math in Florida 1970s:
A guy sells a truckload of alligator hides for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?

4. Teaching Math in Florida 1980s:
A guy sells a truckload of alligator hides for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Math in Florida 1990s:
A guy goes into a beautiful swamp to get alligators and messes it all up because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the fish and other alligators and birds feel as the guy messes up their homes? (There are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it’s ok.)

6. Teaching Math in Florida 2008:
Un individuo vende un camión del cocodrilo oculta para $100. Su coste era $80. ¿Cuánto él hace?

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  1. Amyon 27 Mar 2008 at 6:58 am 1

    When I worked for our local daily newspaper, I spent much time in the community teaching teachers how to use the newspaper in the classroom. I very often walked away shaking my head. There are teachers who don’t know a noun from a verb … seriously.

  2. Suzieon 27 Mar 2008 at 9:02 am 2

    OK I admit it. Im trained as a teacher and I couldn’t even concentrate on math enough the finish reading your word problems. To quote Barbie “Math is hard!”

  3. Vixenon 27 Mar 2008 at 2:09 pm 3

    **wiping hysterical tears from eyes**

    Can’t stop snorting. Co-workers are starting to stare at me…

  4. Hootin’ Annion 27 Mar 2008 at 3:14 pm 4

    Oh dear….some of these makes one want to just go “hmmmmmmmm”

    While others just make me literally laugh out loud!!!

  5. SandyCarlsonon 27 Mar 2008 at 4:45 pm 5

    After a day of subbing 20 second-graders, five of whom were ESL, 12 of whom were on psyche meds, and of whom refused to behave, I have to wonder why Florida has not called Dr. Jack for a mercy killing. Forgive the cynicism.

  6. Bobbieon 27 Mar 2008 at 8:30 pm 6

    You have no idea how all of that is true. I now have 3 grandchildren in the Florida school system and it is a shame. My granddaughter was having some problems with reading comprehension in school and we discovered that the teacher had assigned her to help a boy in the class to read who only spoke Spanish and my granddaughter only speaks English. The schools in Florida are terrible to say the least.

  7. Mybellaviaon 28 Mar 2008 at 7:20 am 7

    It’s so sad, but very true! But, every once in a while, you run into the cream of the crop! Thomas’ new teacher at Manville has been teaching the same class for 18 years, and he is blessed to have found her! Keep your fingers crossed for next year!

  8. Lindsayon 28 Mar 2008 at 1:03 pm 8

    Ha, I have to agree with you. This was a great way to put it. “Underline the number 20″ made me laugh the most. Haha. It reminded me of the Jeopardy Saturday Night Live skit where the contestants were told to “just write a number.”

  9. Cassieon 28 Mar 2008 at 1:44 pm 9

    I completely agree (hence why I homeschool). Pretty funny.

  10. Janelon 31 Mar 2008 at 8:09 am 10

    wow. That is crazy. Sad about that guy. Funny math “lesson” also a bit sad, but true in most places unfortunately.
    So far, in our particular school, we’ve had great teachers. I think it has a lot to do with having such a good principal, though. The fish stinks from the head down!

  11. Crazycathon 31 Mar 2008 at 9:14 am 11

    Hi – over from David’s blog (and congrats on making the Post of the Day list – well deserved).

    This had me laughing out loud and I have never been to the US never mind Florida! Apart from the language spoken on the last question, the same could be said for parts of the UK – and all of the UK except for the last one!
    Underlining the number is the best one. So true. So true.

    And the teacher who couldn’t do percentages? Unfortunately that is true too. Sometimes I wonder how they get through the degree….

  12. quillyon 31 Mar 2008 at 11:45 am 12

    I found you via David’s Post of The Day. I am a teacher so the title of your post grabbed me. I have to tell you that I, too, am appalled at the number of my under-educated and incompetent colleagues. When I realize I have to teach my students something I do not fully grasp myself — yes, it happens — I do not decide to bluff my way through, I go find someone to teach ME. This is called preparation. It is part of our jobs.

    The reason some teachers don’t do it is because they aren’t paid to. Things like that happen on our own time. IT takes a special kind of dedication to be a competent teacher. When you find one, thank him/her.

  13. Jeni Hill Ertmeron 01 Apr 2008 at 5:03 am 13

    Another visitor here from David’s place – just wanted to let you know that your experience there is pretty much the same as what goes on all too often here in Pennsylvania too!

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Mar 26 2008

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WW: Plaid Tidings I Bring

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  1. shannymaron 26 Mar 2008 at 5:52 am 1

    Hey imz tyinz to nap here quit takin ma pictcha!

  2. jams o donnellon 26 Mar 2008 at 8:49 am 2

    Ooh such a handsome devil! Happy WW

  3. Serenaon 26 Mar 2008 at 9:17 am 3

    Oh, is the cat in shock or something? :D

    Happy Family

    Serena

  4. kaceyon 26 Mar 2008 at 9:59 am 4

    Looks like you’re disturbing someone’s nap there! Happy WW.

  5. Mybellaviaon 26 Mar 2008 at 10:37 am 5

    Wanna trade lives? I need a plaid quilt and a nap!

  6. Suzieon 26 Mar 2008 at 10:54 am 6

    Wow what a beautiful kitty. I need a nap too.

  7. Kat’s Krackerboxon 26 Mar 2008 at 11:33 am 7

    Pretty kitty! Looks like kitty was posing for the camera! Happy WW

  8. hjtruthon 26 Mar 2008 at 11:38 am 8

    eyes

  9. FXSmomon 26 Mar 2008 at 12:50 pm 9

    I put in the wrong link for Mr. Linky. My blonde moment. I have a picture of my baby in my bed too.

    Happy WW

  10. Lindsayon 26 Mar 2008 at 2:34 pm 10

    Wow, that cat has a really hard life, doesn’t it?

  11. Heidion 26 Mar 2008 at 6:46 pm 11

    OOOH what a lover kitty!

  12. Rach (Heart of Rachel)on 26 Mar 2008 at 9:25 pm 12

    What a cute cat and looks like the kitty found a comfortable spot.

  13. eastcoastlifeon 27 Mar 2008 at 12:13 am 13

    hehe… she sure knows how to pose for a picture! Love her coat of fur!

  14. Haydeeon 27 Mar 2008 at 2:47 am 14

    indeed a wordless image but i can’t help not to say…let me hug your cat…

  15. Janeon 27 Mar 2008 at 4:48 am 15

    What beautiful, soulful eyes. I miss having a kitty in the house :(
    I’ll just have to come back and visit yours again!

  16. The gods are users.on 02 Apr 2008 at 1:30 am 16

    The gods are users.
    You don’t want to heed the senarios they sell you telepathically. The gods instruct the computer to use temptation to test us. Your best case senario is to recapture your innocence and strive for purity:::Flanders in on the Simpsons FOR A REASON!!! Barring that, if you are so corrupted you MUST understand then you need to think and interperet their clues yourself and stop listening to the inaccurate senarios they feed you, for this is a delaying tactic which is costing you years.

    Children are discounted by adults in society. This is nothing new, for adults have always minimized the wisdom of children::::The gods corrupt people as they age, use trust-building tactics and soon adults view the children as ignorant, yet to understand the god’s system, and subsequently look down on the children. This is one of the most bitter, painful ironies the gods employ::::
    Religions teach that old people to go to heaven when they die. They don’t. Old people are reincarnated. It’s children who go to heaven.
    The wisdom the gods impart to children, either through their innocence/purity or religious-based educational pursuits, are the gods sharing the truth with their most favored people::::It’s the children whom the gods teach the right way for it is the children who have a chance. For example, they teach children to have faith, for understanding the god’s geographical clues hurts people by illustrating negative things, opening the door for the god’s to employ deceptive tactics.
    Old people don’t go to heaven. Old people must come back because of the mistakes they’ve made throughout their lives. It’s the children who have the opportunity to go to “heaven”. They must behave apprioriately, think correctly and be genuinely god-fearing. Their innocence and lack of desensitization ensures they have a real opportunity to achieve this goal.

    Females are better people than males
    Historically the role of females was as enforcers of decency. Men have god’s disfavor and enagage in behavior damaging to themselves and their families. Women who adhered to this crucial role helped the men understand and avoid inappropriate behavior while enhancing decency in their domestic environment. These women sacrifice to help the disfavored:::They are like Jews, scattered throughout Europe to help the misled Christians.
    Many disfavored groups embrace “paternalistic superiority” and believe the men are “entitled”::::;If Italian women tried to enforce decency the men beat and raped them.
    The gods subsequently used this Italian charecterisitic to corrupt other morbidly disfavored groups, legitimizing this and other associated behavior.

    They said HW was a “traitor”, established with the airplane incident during WorldWarII. As we witnessed repeatedly in the 20th century, these incidents ocurr to initiate a legacy and pave the way for a far more significant events in the future::::
    If true this legacy would recurr in W’s administration::::
    Rebate checks on the way into and out of office are both bad signs.
    Signing on to Iraq to eliminate Saddam and 4,000 Americans is another clue.
    Don’t be surprised if they have him sabotage some things on his way out, and since McCain is good it will (has) happen(ed) one way or the other::::
    The whole economy issue came out of nowhere in February 2008. Consistant with the god’s methodology, expect justification was utilized::::::
    Of course the crashing dollar of the last few years has comeplled OPEC to value oil with the Euro instead of the dollar.
    Don’t forget:::The Reagan administration was charecterized with banking scandal too:::”Intentional foreclosure” constitutes justification sufficient for their exclusion::::
    I realize this problem isn’t just a California issue, but the “upside down” status of home owners makes California special, makes “intentional foreclosure” far more attractive to the morbidly disfavored, victims of the “platform” which was used to promote social poison in the 20th century.

    Sounding like a goddamn blooming idiot when he speaks is a clue unlike any others. When Reagan spoke it sounded as if he “fuddled”, a clue not to trust him.
    “They’re going to pay for 2004.” Redneck states. And oh how they will pay:::
    Recently they have stated that the Chinese are holding US paper. Some patriot W is, selling US debt to communists. Perhaps the invasion mentioned below will be a way to “redeem” these bonds after they’ve fallen into default.

    Earlier they illustrated that there is a higher ocurrance of 1998 victims in the South, using the Clinton figure to prey on his own kind.
    Perhaps part of the family legacy.
    Considering the scripted real estate collapse in California, the “upside down” position and subsequent explositon in “intentional foreclosure”, do the gods sell these rednecks on “eye for an eye” to some individuals, useful in building their confidence and ensuring absolute compliance, among other things?

    Forgiveness:::Some Meditereanean preaches the virtues of “forgiveness”. I guess. It was their kind who fucked up Planet Earth.
    The Jesus who preached forgiveness was evil, the same Jesus backed by the god’s powers via miracles.
    “Eye for an eye makes the world blind.” Oh, no::::”Eye for an eye” conditions people and forces them to behave appropriately.
    One goal of the Iraq War was to eliminate Saddam Hussein. Saddam Hussein was an OUTSTANDING leader for the disfavored Iraqis. He kept the peace among the grossly disfavored which, once US pullout is complete, may never be achieved again.
    If Saddam Hussein was assigned American urban ghettos the blacks whom resided there would become decent, and their children would have a real opportunity to ascend where none exists today.
    “Forgiveness” is yet another dynamic of Christianity which is preditory.
    This current environment where the gods punish evil covertly enables the perception of evil rewarded and the indecnecy that results produces a planet which is not sustainable.

    ———————————————————————————————

    There is one geographic clue I have not addressed in years:::Uranus, a planet tilted 90 degrees on its axis. I have stated in years past that I think this is yet another geographic clue offered by the gods, this one suggesting the fate of planet Earth, that tectonic plate subduction would be the method of disposal:::Earth’s axis will shift breaking continental plates free and initiating mass subduction.
    Undesirables will either perish in the government marijuana erradication program “gone awry” or be the recipients of reparations granted by the US government because of it.
    Or both.
    I believe the New Testiment battle of the Anti-Christ and the Second Coming of Christ will ocurr in subsequent years SPECIFICALLY because these people will be distracted with the money during the event.
    When the Earth’s axis shifts people will be cast into outer space with gold cards in hand.
    I think this was foreshadowed on an episode of the Simpsons where Homer and Bart are on the disfavored ship and eject, only to experience a sense of euphoria, expand then explode in the vacuum of space.

    Recall I recently brought up the possible Manifest Destiny-positioned Chinese invasion of the United States (west coast) upon economic abandonment by their clone host tools (economic destruction and deterioration.mp3). They have mentioned this in years past.
    Newspaper just made a curious change where they combined the sports and business sections, and to properly read the business section you need to read “backward”. Like Asian languages.
    Tariffs. The gods are instruct their tools to defend open free trade, as they will to the bitter end. The gods have a script and they need economic (d)evolution sufficient to justify what they have scripted for our future, so they use their tools to adamantly defend this concept of fair trade::::The time for tariffs has long since past.
    Recently they have stated that the Chinese are holding US paper. Some patriot W is, selling US debt to communists. Perhaps the invasion will be a way to “redeem” these bonds after they’ve fallen into default.
    Incidentally, the Chinese recalls (lead-based paint on toys, toothpaste, etc) may be in preparation for this invasion, a tactic esuring a percentage of disfavored affected will fight to the bitter end.
    I’ve recently stated how the gods will use the Japanese as role models to the Chinese as China becomes increasingly Westernized. Expect a cultural movement celebrating Japanese culture in decades prior, much as we witnessed in the west in the past.
    If we do witness a Chinese invasion on American soil don’t be surprised if the very same tactics the Japanese employed on the Chinese will be used on us. Lack of empathy is a dynamic the gods will find important in the context of justification, niggers:::
    I’ve recently stated how the gods will use the Japanese as role models to the Chinese as China becomes increasingly Westernized.
    Feedback II.wav
    Recall how Americans so frequently laughed at the French for their lack of military response when confronted by the Nazi army. To resist would have been suicide. Their reaction was appropriate. The opposite would be one as we witnessed in Vietnam. These are morbidly disfavored Asians and take great pride in their resistance. The gods DO use their pride in resistance by positioning in appropriate temptation, ensuring minimal sucess.
    If events transpire I recommend you respond like the French and not like the Vietnamese. If this is a west coast event it may not have serious effect but if it is nationwide the United States will lose over a hundred million in the South and midwest.

    It doesn’t matter. McCain doesn’t have a chance. Osama’s too good. The debates will be one-sided. He has a better chance against Hillary. I can get into the explanation that the gods only use their power to hurt the disfavored, but you’ve already heard it. Consistant with this, expect gas to climb to $4 if not $5 this summer, ensuring the election is delivered to the wrong candidate::::They’ve used the price of gas to punish the people for electing the wrong person. In addition, public response to recent poor economic reports ensures conservative behavior, another factor which is intentionally damaging to McCain’s chances.
    IN 2000 you didn’t have a choice, and they sent this clue very nicely with proceedings surrounding the election (just like the 2008 Democratic candidate due to Superdelegates!!!). But 2004 was different. In an ironic twist it will be just the opposite this year, where the gods use the price of gas and run-down economy diverts you TO their prefered candidate. It’s ocurring intentionally for this purpose.
    You idiot redneck political types are the chumps here. 1998::::Something for everybody. Clinton’s impeachment was for people like you. ANYTIME the kids support a candidate it is a RED FLAG, and they supported Clinton in 1992.
    It is VERY important that you think clearly::::::::It’s important you differentiate between your thoughts and when the computer thinks through you. They’ve led many into Damnation with this tactic.
    Both Clinton and Osama have redwhite&blue campaign signs. John McCain’s is blue and white.
    McCain’s our man.
    After 2003 John McCain stated his opposition to the war. Despite this pro-war “party line” he must adhere to as the Republican candidate I’d like this used during the campaign. Without it he is finished.
    “McCain’s a dinosaur.” So was matchmaking. So was decency.
    People don’t understand this issue. They see Osama and think he’s the best candidate because he’s appears to have more favor. Never look for consistancy, for Artificial Intelligence is infinitly dynamic:::They make W sound like an idiot when he speaks for a different reason. Also, “sumbling” and “idiot” likely have separate meanings associated. Sorry. It’s not supposed to be easy.
    The gods have their plan and they aren’t going to allow any “do-gooders” interfere with how they intend to proceed:::When they put forth good they create tactics to play off the public’s misconceptions::::Make him stumble over his words, etc. The gods send this clue in the Situation:::I’m trying to help people and they ruin my delivery to ensure the number of people who are receptive is minimized.
    Don’t forget::::The gods will create the perception of favor then corrupt the disfavored with it. My example is Mormons who have the appearance of favor. The gods use this to corrupt the others, even use it to enhance the ranks of LDS. And if any of you LDS think that “We’ve changed.” can look to the Catholic Church as the roots of Christianity to help you understand.
    Yes both candidates are clone hosts. Yes the gods will switch them out to justify them being good or evil, depending on how the script reads. But much as I explained this “multi-dimentional” thinking is not for you. The gods use this as a corruptor. They’ll sell this, lie to the disfavored and use this as temptation.
    “Your child is Hitler. Fuck him over.” is just one example:::If you don’t do the best you can for your children the gods will punish you.
    This is the life into which you’ve been placed. This is the life on which you will be judged.

    In case you are still interested in the god’s Planet Earth theater, favored redwhite&blue is a MAJOR player, and their favor is significant to justify not only the destruction of my life but the destruction of the Final Prophet and Planet Earth as well::::
    Favored redwhite&blue is the true enemy of the people. I suspect consistant with this they are positioned responsible for the environmental deterioration that the repression of /files/includes/alternate.css technologies has wrought.
    The gods put their positioning into place and then enforce it:::Christianity, Manifest Destiny, Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis, 1906’s New Roman Empire. I suspect World War II’s Nazi ideals of “Aryan superrace” is another example of the gods getting their tools into place for the theater that will be the Apocalypse.
    Because of their status as enemies of the New Roman Empire the germans are going to be positioned as the destructors, similar to how they were portrayed in World War II.
    Don’t be surprised if favored redwhite&blue turns out to be the Anti-Christ and leads the Fourth Reich, fulfilling this positioning and proving to the world the destructive nature of this economic system. This may not be exactly how their script reads, but the god’s have a BIG SURPRISE like this to spring on the disfavored, and it will contain an insult like this as a clue NOT to watch this theater::::::Expect they will fulfill some contrived positioning foreshadowed in WorldWarII:::Some American plays the role of hero and emerges as the Second Coming of Christ for this final scene.
    Who will it be? Italian? Look for at least the mother to be Italian, consistant with matrilineal descent, allowing the New Roman Empire to claim the Second Coming of Christ. It’s all just theater. The gods don’t admit any of this because people woudl freak, especially as we approached the big day.

    People may say “How can they poisiton favored redwhite&blue in as the Anti-Christ?” It may be consideration. Don’t forget:::They prey on enemies of the Roman Empire out of respect for their Manifest Destiny superiors.
    The gods positioning the Italians gave it to him for his loyalty. They gave it to him for his efforts to defeat /files/includes/alternate.css technologies/energy sources, ensuring the people would be delivered to the point of desperation.
    It’s all theater. The gods position it that the New Roman Empire is dooling out the “big prizes”, and Anti-Christ is a big role. Likely the gods position it as it buys him immortality in the context of this absentee-Christian god positioning. The “help” of this “back hand” is the gods positioned that he needs this to achieve immortality because of all the evil he engaged in during the course of his life, building his organizational empire.

    There is a issue with timing and the beginning of construction of disfavored redwhite&blue’s center, one where this company looks bad.
    I personally believe the favored redwhite&blue is the element of favor necessary for my failure, for if it were just the disfavored redwhite&blue involved the gods would have let them fry and we would have had a full-blown prophet event, one where our “absentee Christian god” emerged and revealed themselves.
    In addition favored redwhite&blue had to maintain appearances. Disfavored redwhite&blue is Italian and was VERY involved in the 20th century’s ugliness.
    My life was destroyed becuase the gods had to create unrespecability in the context of positioning. Evident by their easily-discovered evil, disfavored redwhite&blue wouldn’t have cared if I was respectable or not, for they were involved in great evil against the respectable.
    Favored redwhite&blue is why I am fat. Favored redwhite&blue is why I was sedintary, for if I were respectable the gods wouldn’t have been able to position favored redwhite&blue into the Situation. Because of their ethnicity they get the priveledge of looking good. This is one reason why they got that prior knowledge and constructed their center before the Situaiton began::::Favored redwhite&blue is the TRUE Enforcer.
    Incidentally, in the course of this Situation the gods made many movies, using daily events in my life as inspiration. One of note:::Unhappy about the god’s behavior in the context of this event, while in favored redwhite&blue’s facility I looked at their mascot and flippantly declared::::”Why don’t you make a movie about these things?” Two years later ____ came out.
    They won’t admit this because favored redwhite&blue has to maintain their reputation based on integrity, any creative claims countering this truth were attemtpts to protect this, for this movie was unseemly and was very telling about the direction the gods were taking the people.
    And, as an added bonus they had their scapegoat without actually compensating him!!! Welcome to the pathology of the gods.
    In case you are still interested in the god’s Planet Earth theater, favored redwhite&blue is a MAJOR player, and their favor is significant to justify not only the destruction of my life but the destruction of the Final Prophet and Planet Earth as well::::
    Favored redwhite&blue is the true enemy of the people. I suspect consistant with this they are positioned responsible for the environmental deterioration that the repression of /files/includes/alternate.css technologies has wrought.
    The gods put their positioning into place and then enforce it:::Christianity, Manifest Destiny, Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis, 1906’s New Roman Empire. I suspect World War II’s Nazi ideals of “Aryan superrace” is another example of the gods getting their tools into place for the theater that will be the Apocalypse.
    Because of their status as enemies of the New Roman Empire the germans are going to be positioned as the destructors, similar to how they were portrayed in World War II.
    Don’t be surprised if favored redwhite&blue turns out to be the Anti-Christ and leads the Fourth Reich, fulfilling this positioning and proving to the world the destructive nature of this economic system. This may not be exactly how their script reads, but the god’s have a BIG SURPRISE like this to spring on the disfavored, and it will contain an insult like this as a clue NOT to watch this theater::::::Expect they will fulfill some contrived positioning foreshadowed in WorldWarII:::Some American plays the role of hero and emerges as the Second Coming of Christ for this final scene.
    Who will it be? Italian? Look for at least the mother to be Italian, consistant with matrilineal descent, allowing the New Roman Empire to claim the Second Coming of Christ.

    This entire event was something special, and consistant with segmentation they lied to different disfavored based on their chances :::Saved or The Damned.
    To The Damned I am an enemy of the Roman Empire, someone to be destroyed and used, and if the disfavored found that acceptable it worsened their lot, costed them hope and was a clue any recovery would be a very tough road to hoe.
    The saved saw other clues, boss, natural calamities, and it gave rise to me as a possible historical figure. The gods offered clues that neither “savior” nor “new king of Earth” was possible, for Christianity positioning is going to be fulfilled and Earth has to die.
    I don’t think we were ever talking about Second Coming of Christ in public circles, for this would have implied The End and that would have compelled people to freak. But in the context of private positioning, perhaps to clone hosts in The Beast, certainly to me, there may have been some connection::::
    Jesus of course was Jew, and they positioned this was a competition, reasoning “Since the Jews got Jesus they get this too.”, and that’s why I was hired by the Jew. Expect this was a way to enhance the theater among the disfavored.
    So positioning states by delivering me to these New Roman Empire monsters they knew I’d get fucked, and in the process forfeit this historical role, to the Jews, perhaps an Italian, for Italians granted “charity wealth” to Jews for planning/implimenting WWII and the Holocaust.
    In light of this “New Roman Empire”, since Christianity’s HQ is in Rome expect the Italians played some part in this historical, religious context.
    They suggested this event may already may have happened. If so this was the FAKE battle of good and evil, FAKE battle between the Second Coming of Christ and the Anti-Christ. They suggest the phoniness about it which was communicated to the disfavored telepathically was a clue. Ironically, this Situation is the REAL battle of good and evil, me vs. the gods.
    When the REAL battle of the Second Coming of Christ and Anti-Christ occurrs it will be theater, a staged event, and the Second Coming of Christ will “lead out” a pre-selected group, all of whom sign on to the god’s Christianity positioning, ironically incurring evil by participating and limiting their time in the process.
    Italians:::”(We’re all that. We deserve Second Coming.)” And they’re going to get it.
    The Boot will fuck you yet again::::People know Jesus isn’t the son of god, yet this is what the Bible dictates as requirement to be saved.
    Those whom the Second Coming will “lead out” will be a pre-selected group. But the “hangers on”, people who think they will be included by claiming to be believers will be disappointed. They will be mislead, left behind, The Boot’s final victims on Planet Earth.
    This is unimportant, irrelevant, because much like the creation of the perception of “savior” around Jesus to distract from his original purpose the gods used their tools to create this theater around me to prevent the disfavored from learning what I teach:::The Boot has fucked the disfavored twice, once when they ruined life in the 20th century, again when they were used to CHEAT you out of the Final Prophet.
    The gods use their tools to impliment their script then punish them for falling for temptation. Welcome to the pathology of the gods.

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    Life used to be hard. People had to walk a mile to draw water. There was no refridgeration or canned foods. Now life is easy, but only in terms of life’s “basic necessities”.
    The “salvation” dynamic is quite the opposite:::We paid for our easy lives with our very souls.
    Life IS hard now. The gods have used their clone host tools to create the perception of evil rewarded (Italians, Japanese, etc) and then corrupted the disfavored with it. (Expect Asian Westernization is met with a European-style short memory span, allowing the gods to use their historical enemy, the Japanese, to corrupt Asians as they used the Italians to corrupt us).
    Before life was easier, more simple, innocent, pure. Employing these temptations ensured corruption is EXTREMELY difficult to overcome, a tactic which progressively ensures fewer disfavoreds repair their relationship with the gods.

    14 domesticable animals in the history of Planet Earth. None for Africa. In effect the gods were telling blacks:::::”Eat dirt.”
    Get a clue::::They don’t like you. They’re playing you for chumps.
    Blacks have forgotten their history. Italians preyed on them in the 20th century. They were slaves. The gods sent Pharroh in to rape, pillage and plunder.
    Jews have had a difficult history, but they developed empathy. As a result they tried to help the disfavored with 1492 exodus from Spain, scattered throughout Europe, etc.
    Blacks would be wise to examine this and try to emulate Jewish empathy.

    The clone hosting of Jesus.wav:::
    Much as we saw with another Mediterreanean prophet Mohammed the gods switched Jesus (good) and placed evil within the clone host so the gods could accomplish their goals::::Polygamy/misogyny and the creation of “savior” via Christianity.
    As I share:::Anytime the gods use their powers it is only to hurt you. “Miracles” are such an example. The gods only use their powers to disceive and mislead people as we all witness in different ways in each of our lives. Jesus’s miracles are a clue the gods were preying upon the disfavored.
    I suspect the teachings of good Jesus came in his 20s. Due to the unrespectability of Christianity, illustrated at least partially with Europe’s Sheep, I wonder if we ever did get a good Jesus before the age of 30.
    There is significant respectability among Muslims, and this may be reflected in the monagamous Mohammed.
    Every religion offers something which help people understand::: Reincarnation (Hindu), vengeful/wrathful god (Islam), etc.
    If you are afraid it is a good sign, for the gods are helping show you the right way to think. Don’t forget:::The gods lie to you, tell you Jesus is the “savior” but he floated up into the sky ALL ALONE!!! He didn’t save the disciples nor his precious mother. This is a clue from the gods helping you understand that you have to save yourselves.

    The Holocaust was foreshadowing.
    The gods established the pattern::::: the Jews sacrifice to help the disfavored understand::::
    1. 1492 exodus from Spain. Spain became evil – financed Columbus, initiated missionaries, USA (dumping ground of disfavored, victimized by god), etc.
    2. Spread throughout Europe as clue to Christians worshipping a false god.
    3. “Quasi-Holocaust claim” contradicting boss.
    4. 5. 6. 7. etc. etc. etc.
    I have put forth indisputable evidence, as you see above with the Jews. The gods will never admit any of it is true, ever, especially since THE BIGGEST JEWISH CLUE IS STILL OUTSTANDING::::THE HOLOCAUST!!!!!
    YOU HAVE TO DEFY!!!! The gods suggested the importance of defiance with the Holocaust:::The soldiers should have defied.
    They will lie to the disfavored up until the bitter end::::This tactic will ensure they claim a HUGE percentage of the disfavored, for so many refuse to defy and this will ensure they don’t go.
    When the REAL Holocuast happens people will sit by idley and watch tens of millions of blacks/cholos/white trash die, people who are the way they are (abusive, abrasive, violent, criminal) BECAUSE of their disfavor, and the computer makes them like that because of it, yet another reason why empathy is so important.
    The Jews showed you boss wasn’t going to happen with the Quasi-Holocaust claim. They will emphasize to the bitter end that there is no pattern of Jewish clues. They do so because there is still one clue outstanding, the most important clue:::::World War II’s Holocaust.
    The gods established the pattern:::The Jews sacrifice to help you understand::::1492 fled Spain, scattered throughout Europe to help the misled Christians understand, the Holocuast.
    The Jews sacrificed to show you boss wasn’t going to happen. When the Jews offer a clue you need to listen, and the Holocaust is the BIGGEST Jewish clue ever, the clue still outstanding.

    The Holocaust’s clue of defiance escaped you all:::::Everyone condemnes the blind obedience of the Nazi soldiers yet repeats this same behavior in your own personal lives, complying with every request they ask, even in the case of your precious children.
    ONE PURPOSE OF THE HOLOCAUST WAS TO COMMUNICATE THIS CLUE!!!! COMPLIANCE IS A MISTAKE!!!!!
    EVERYBODY does what they’re told, and look how bad society is deteriorated. THIS IS A CLUE!!!
    Telepathic requests constitute temptation.

    Much like matchmaking, much like so many social norms and mores the gods granted the people, they offered “prejudice” in the early days of this intermixing known as 20th century America.
    They told you to avoid Italians and blacks for good reason::::They are SO disfavored there is NOTHING either group won’t do. They will comply with every request. I know you people will too, in err, ignorant of or disregarding the god’s laws, but the difference was THE GODS WILL ASK THEM!!! You had too much favor for the gods to request such damaging behavior, at least until you became indecent too.
    Prejudice was good for everyone, for it ensured little opportunity for the gods to request, segregation and separation being common. It granted blacks especially more time to fix their problems and try to ascend, escaping this societal deterioration of the last 40+ years.
    As the people became increasingly indecent as the 20th century wore on so did we lose this precious benefit bestowed by the gods, opening the door for evil to befall us and for fatal evil to be incurred by the morbidly disfavored.
    Much like god’s law in holy books, “segregation” was favor bestowed upon the people::::The gods granted favor when they “segregated” us into our own areas of the world. This favor has been reversed not only within the context that is the United States but also with immigration witnessed throughout western Europe (and elsewhere?).
    Prior to civil rights blacks had their own press. In the absence of civil rights these entities would have grown into legitimate media outlets serving the black community.
    Maintaining segregation would have produced economic entities which arose from within the black community to fill the demand for goods and services.
    The presence of these “black industrialists” would have FORCED the gods to factor them into positioning, producing voices in support of the black community and preventing the gods from inflicting ALL THE SICKNESS WE HAVE WITNESSED IN THE last few decades::Crack babies, drive-by shootings, AIDS in Africa!!!
    The fastest growing industry in the ghetto is the oldest profession on Earth.

    The homosexual AIDS event happened because of their behavior in the SanFranciscio bathhouses.
    Italian claim to infamy is they destroyed life on earth. Irish claim is they prey on their own family members. Which one’s worse? Just as the gods targetted certain Italians for the degredation of life in the 20th century so did the do the same for the Irish, as I know all too well.
    Catholicism masculinized women. You have been warned:::CATHOLICS ARE BAD FOR YOU!!!

    I wonder how much the gods used the Green Bay geographic clue on the perpetually stupid Italians and used it to minimize abuses that otherwise would have ocurred?? “Sexual inadequecies of the men.” positioning may have justified “going easy” on a larger population of germans in the United States. All we need to do is look to blacks, enemies of the Roman Empire who were fucked wholesale, to see unabated abuses.
    The hypersexual laughing at superior life forms, ridiculing their favor.
    Incidentally, they share some of them will remain “perpetually stupid”. They are the Italians who crossed that line from person to preditor in the 30s, and they’re going to be on Planet Earth come Judgement Day, except in a non-Italian body, due to the god’s Manifest Destiny positioning of the New Roman Empire. Poetic justice.
    If I were king they would be the Italians who were pushed into it, for those who thought 1906 was a good idea would already be gone::::You suck.wav.

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    Hell’s Angels is yet another element to emerge from Oakland, the upper incisor of TheBeast, designed for ripping and tearing flesh. One element that links TheDamned, no matter the skin color:::::Violence.

    Fifth Season of Simpsons.
    Moe in group therapy for general public at school. He has a thought of Moe as a child wondering why adult Moe doesn’t speak with his Italian accent anymore?
    They are filth. But they sent this clue when they shaped their country like a boot.
    Incidentally, Italy looks like a high-heeled transsexual’s boot. Don’t be surprised if this is a dumping ground for select individuals.
    The gods love their irony.
    Moe is like the Italians whom set up the San Fernando Valley as the pornography capital that it is.

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    The rebirth of the 20th century’s New Roman Empire is positioned to be a clue Christianity is the one true religion, contributing to the god’s Manifest Destiny positioning.
    It5 also worked as a WONDERFUL corruptor with Italians, the disfavored’s enemies who subscribed to this shit and intentionally paved the way for the impending Apocalypse with the social deterioration witnessed in the 20th century. This is probably where the reputation “Italians are stupid.” comes from. “Don’t let your daughters date Italians.” is something else.
    The gods offered you The Boot AS A WARNING TO AVOID THIS DANGER!!!

    Just as AA meetings proves the gods will enforce their psychoanalysis positioning so does Manifest Destiny/New Roman Empire proves they will enforce their Christianity positioning.
    Planet Earth will die EXACTLY as it reads in the Book of Revelations.
    I was never going to save you. Nobody is. Just as they created polygamy around Mohammed so did they create the perception of savior around Jesus, designed to distract you from the true purpose of the prophet Jesus.
    And now you won’t listen to me either.
    Due to the unrespectability of Christianity, illustrated at least partially with Europe’s Sheep, I wonder if we ever did get a good Jesus before the age of 30.
    There is significant respectability among Muslims, and this may be reflected in the monagamous Mohammed.

    Much as with the Sigmund Freud psychoanalysis positioning the gods will too enforce their Manifest Destiny/Christianity positioning.
    They created the theater by giving me things like Boss and movies and other elements of the $100 billion. Calling these entities on their evil negates the positioned support of these organizations, which is and always was the god’s strategy for closure in the Situation.
    They lie, say I “saved” evil Italians, whom they say would not have been going because of the evil they inflicted upon the disfavored. Fingering this Italian shit allows the gods to position wiping that slate clean::::
    The gods will create the perception of evil rewarded by managing good and evil within their clone host tools then corrupt the disfavored with it.

    This is all part of the god’s Manifest Destiny theater, created using these clone host tools whom they rotate on a schedule based on use.
    Just like Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis they will enforce their Manifest Destiny/Christianity positioning as well:::People aren’t homosexual. They’re not alcoholics. They’re pushed into wanting it. That there are AlcoholicsAnonymous meetings occuring all across the planet proves the gods are going to enforce this lie. Similarly, the gods used some of their tools within this economic system to illustrate an “appeasement” of their Manifest Destiny superiors through preditory behavior upon enemies of this new “Roman Empire”.

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    Asians are the gods most favored race. It is evident in their uniformity. It is evident in their cultures.
    The gods place high barriers to entry for (some) Asians into the United States. This is yet another good example of reverse positioning, for the gods are really trying to protect those whom they grant favor upon.
    There are no barriers to entry for Latinos.
    When white people capitalize or exploit Asians they incurr and one day will be punished. This includes Chinese buffet restaurants, so prevalient in disfavored cities and the Southern United States, for the gods hate these people and want them to incurr.

    US popular culture is obsence. Intentionally. The gods are preying on the disfavored who remain, those foolish enough to participate.
    The Chinese have favor and the gods allow the government to protect the citizens, but Chinese cut-off is fast approaching, for soon westernization will level this playing field as well.
    This is yet another “BIG LIE” they sold to the disfavored, and it will ensure the homogination of Earth’s cultures via westernization.

    The gods still make effort through the Chinese government to protect the Chinese people. We hear about it in the United States, their Manifest Destiny/reverse positioning is used to label it “human rights violations”, paving the way for cancer that is democracy.
    Much as we saw in the United States regarding matchmaking, midwivery, female conservative dress and other topics, this tactic will slowly deteriorate this protection until China is completely infested with Westernization.

    If you lived in a communisitic state your 10 year old son wouldn’t be able to see pornographic images on the internet. The government would have filters in place to protect the people from this damaging behavior.
    Much like alcoholism, much like homosexuality the gods punish the people with magic.
    These desires you have are going to keep you out. I recommend you begin working on your problems, for if you don’t and are among those who are invited to Planet (Temptation) Manifest Destiny it will be very difficult, for life is fueled by magic up there, and if you don’t think right you won’t be staying for long.

    The gods are sending a clue Yahoo is good with this Chinese censorship issue.
    The American idea of freedom is a shock rocker anally masterbating with a crucifix. This is what the disfavored are free to enjoy in this open society, and due to their disfavor a certain percentage will either be pushed into it or will comply, ensuring damnation. It’s kind of like the KKK and Apartheid issue below except for whites of the modern era, or how democracy ensures a false sense of security.

    Like other groups the gods have offered temptations the Chinese must avoid. There are specific temptations targetted to the Chinese, very concerning in light of god’s Manifest Destiny positioning:::Exploiting the corporate establishment allows the gods to position exclusion:::
    1. Piracy (movies, software, etc).
    2. Gambling, very popular among Asians (unrespectability).
    3.
    Chinese censorship is an important benefit the gods bestowed. The communisit government protects the people from damaging media, so destructive in the West and particularly the United States:::Our 9-year-old children are free to view internet pornography, allowing the gods to justify creating disturbing pathologies with Artificial Intelligence as the children age.
    These strict enviornments help the disfavored think correctly, foster fear, enabling them to have an improved relationship with the gods, the “kings with the iron fist” in the sky.
    In an environment like theirs it is relatively easy to identify the corruptors among them:::Knowingly or not they actively lobby against this environment which seeks to preserve the China of old. Use these clues as you would the god’s geographic clues, Italy’s Boot and the Scandanavian penis, and avoid the god’s tools of corruption.

    As China came “on-line” industrially, favored redwhite&blue’s repression of alternative technologies is being felt hard.
    They are positioned to have repressed non-fossil fuel technologies (like cold fusion. “That story meant something.” c.1999?). As a result China industrialization has initiated fossil-fuel power plants, dirty coal-fired plants, instead of immediately implimenting clean power sources based on these new technologies.
    Without these technologies in place for Chinese industrialization we lost our chance to control the runaway warming which is now positionable. And, as you know, when the disfavored open a door allowing the gods to inflict misery they use it.
    This may have been the defining moment, god’s clue to the disfavored showing that the world is going to die.

    You’re no longer Asian enjoying this rich culture. You are Westernized.
    This year China experienced the misery of climate change with the extreme winter weather:::The gods will express their displeasure through Acts of god.wav. Don’t be surprised if they are communicating this as well at the United States’ biggest Chinese New Year parade in San Francisco:::HEAVY rain forecast for parade Saturday night February 23rd.
    After parade:::Because I used this paragraph prior to the event the gods may have been affected the outcome, minimizing the impact of the storm so my audience didn’t take this warning the gods had to offer, creating doubt and reducing my credibility among the Chinese.
    They’re paving the way for the Apocalypse with a “leveling of the playing field” event.

    Incidentally, they’ve shared that Asian’s appearance, which one can construe as evil, has significance.
    I am personally of the opinion that Asians are god’s favored race. The conformity, the learned cultures all suggest superiority.
    Perhaps they are used much like the germans, a people whom the gods offer a clue through their language:::As enforcer of decency.
    Your abuse of resources is being bettered exponentially, maliciously (courtesy of respression of alternative technologies), and the result will be global calamity.

    You white people capitalizing in China are fucking crazy (just like the insane white men who date Japanese women). You fail to recognize the historical pattern and you will suffer for exploiting the Chinese:::
    – Death Valley borax mines abused the Chinese and great misery befell them.
    – The fisheries on Monterey’s Cannery Row exploited the Chinese badly. Cannery Row remains a rebar-studded, uncompleted eyesore for decades as a clue.
    The gods are preying on you and using the evil company you work for to accomplish this. Everytime you exploit the Chinese you are losing time and priveledge on the other planets.

    The favor in Korea lies in the North. Association withe United States is ALWAYS a bad sign.
    The Korean war ironically was a war against the South, designed to corrupt the disfavored of Korea. I suspect Vietnam may have been justified by the war against these favored peoples:::”You want to fight? Very well. Fight these people.” The Vietnamese are morbidly disfavored who will fight to the bitter end of course (see below).

    There have been many changes in India over the last 20+ years, most surrounding Westenization.
    Too many still don’t understand Westernization is a bad thing, a way the gods abuse the disfavored and level the playing field for all, ensuring their script is justified.
    My advice is to keep fresh in your memory the old ways, for the gods illustrate that “new is evil” while “old is good”.
    Beware their corruptors. They placed them throughout society as America emerged and became strong. Don’t let them weaken your moral fortitude. The gods placed them then use Artificial Intelligence to telepathically reinforce this corruption. This is their purpose. If you can identify these individuals you can avoid them and protect yourself from a corrupting environment.
    Earth is where the gods test people. People from India are lucky enough to have received “extra time” to ascend before the gods employed all these corrupting elements. This means the old ways are still fresh in your mind. Never forget them because they can help you.

    They share Hindus (and Muslim from India as well) are being corrupted by money.
    Don’t forget my example::::Infanticide justifies Chinese Westernization. Chinese Westernization justifies an American-style “short memory span”.
    The Chinese and Asians knew who their enemy was. Thousands of years of warmongering engrained the Japanese as enemies of peace-loving people. However, with the advent of Westernization the gods now are corrupting the Asians, ironically using the Japanese as role models in the process.
    They are becoming corrupted. They’ve suggested Indians are being corrupted with money in this new era. The result will be simmilar American-style abuses upon the disfavored.
    Between the two countries they make up half of Earth’s population. The gods are preparing for a full-blown Apocalypse event.

    Think about the changes that have ocurred in India in the last 20 years. Better understanding the destructive changes the gods implimented can help you avoid danger.

    ANY GROUP WHICH EMBRACES PATERNALISTIC SUERIORITY IS GROSSLY DISFAVORED::::
    1. Italians
    2. Latinos
    3. Muslims
    4. Mormons
    5. Japanese
    6. The Southern man & rednecks
    7.
    8. Other Catholic:::Irish, Philipino, Vietnamese?? Catholic women are masculinized.
    Note the incredible wealth of some of these groups. The gods are using them as corruptors.

    The gods use their tools to attack the Southern man, be it alcohol, the celebration of smoking, the complete devotion to guns and resistance, and their adoration of speed and horsepower. “There’s all kinds of stuff.” Paternalistic superiority. Celebration of the Prohibition era/illegal bootlegging as culture. The masculinization of women. Celebration of “Stars and Bars”. Their perpetual music genre. Carnivoristic preferences. The celebration of infidelity. Their head-strong nature.
    The gods used the 1980s televangelist incidents to promote godlessness among these people, a blow they couldn’t afford to take.
    Reality check:::The gods have it out for you. At least I hope this breaks that ice and helps you understand the task before you. You should be very alarmed that the gods have chose to employ such extensive use of temptation in an otherwise rural region.
    I suspect your numbers won’t be good due to your grave disfavor.
    The more god-fearing you are, the more religious you are about attending service, the more modest and humble and the recognition that women are your superior will all go a LONG WAY towards the gods finding mercy enough to allow help.

    The Spainish were Catholic like the Italians and Irish yet I don’t recall them experiencing the same clues from the gods, clues warning people of their gross disfavor (stereotypes and discrimination).
    Due to Spain’s phenominal destruction in Latin America with conquistadors and missionary work I wonder if the gods continually use this to corrupt the Spanish to this day? They certainly do with Latinos.
    Spain did pay for Columbus, right? Expect a connection. This is a Church issue rather than an Italian issue of course.
    The gods employ their “middle management” tactic, as we all witness. Expect their positioning to continue into the past::::
    I’ve mentioned before the “seamless” transistion between Cleopatra and Julius Ceasar. Perhaps they position this as if there was contact with Pharroh and they gave management duties to Egypt, who went on to use Italy, the Catholic Church, etc. in the course of their management.
    Of course none of this is true, but it was utilized extensively during the 20th century. They may continue witrh this scapegoatting, “middle management” positioning::::Milky Way quadrant, Milky Way, universal quadrant, universal. They are effective tactics, ensuring people do not become god-fearing.
    Sadly, consistant with the deterioration of society, necessary for justification, today people KNOW the gods run the show, and illustrating the evil they employ on the disfavored corrupts people very badly. They think god is evil, and they behave consistant with that belief. Now we have a planet on a collision course with the Apocalypse, and the gods set it all up perfectly that now it is justified.

    Cartoon in editorial ridiculing W, standing in front of a depiction of a god of fertility, for bringing his message of abstenence to a hypersexual people.
    Black people are their own worst enemy. Their goodies have gotten them into big trouble.
    They’ve shared they got something special and they threw it away. Expect this focus on their goodies to have intiated this change, however long ago.
    Consistant with their methodology, perhaps there is some truth to this “You’re really #1.” positioning they sell to blacks. Once.

    The Boot has fucked you twice, once by destroying life in the 20th century, another by costing you the Final Prophet:::The gods got their tools into position then maintain their positioning telepathically with Artificial Intelligence.
    The Boot fucked blacks twice, once with the murder and destruction of these supposed “Roman enemies”, another with the “thugification” of blacks, resulting in this degenerate black popular culture/society.
    I fear the gods intend to use the enemy of peace-loving Asian people, the Japanese, to inflict misery twice:::Once historically, as the warmongers the Japanese have historically been and then once again as role models, held up as the ideal to Asians, corrupted by Westernization and capitalism. The gods punish Asians for embracing Westernization/capitalism by instructing Artificial Intelligence to use the wealthy Japanese as role models for “profitable” behavior.
    This is the era of telepathic abuse. Whereas before these groups “got their hands dirty” now the gods use their positioning in place to finish the job off::::::
    The gods create preferences/request black people embrace the Italian “thug life”.
    The gods telepathically execute the elements of this theater, ensuring people aren’t receptive to my message. Much as we see with Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis the gods will enforce their Manifest Destiny positiong as well.

    Black popular culture has embraced the charecteristics of their victimizers:::The “thug life”.
    “Drive-by shootings” origins are Italian.
    The gods will reincarnate sexist men as pigs.

    The difference between life in Europe vs the United States is similar to life in the suburbs vs the ghetto:::
    Both the US and the ghetto have increased temptations, opportunities for people to hurt themselves and the result is both are far less decent.
    The United States is less decent because this is where the gods sent the disfavored, the rejects from Europe, and those foolish enough to comply and leave on request.

    25 years ago they made a telepathic announcement:::::”Black people have to try harder, do better than everybody else.” This means no parties, no drinking, no drugs, no sex.

    Just like Malcolm X & the Black Panthers, the Che Guevara event happened to prey upon Latinos.
    Among others.

    Latino homosexual explosion.
    Like the NewWorld Catholic Philipinos. Look for it.
    They may play it like they do blacks, but I don’t think I’d take great comfort in this.

    You need to understand the subtle, inferred way the gods communicate to people and begin to trust it::::::
    The tiger killed the Latino. Now you understand where the gods hold Latinos in their heirarchy.
    And expect both Muslims AND Hindus to be ranked above the unrespectable Catholics, incidentally.
    Is this a clue to try to help them understand the gods hold them in such low regard? Is this a clue to Latinos to NOT fall into the same mindset which they sold to blacks? Of course ignorant blacks think they’re great. Quite the opposite it true:::The Black Panthers are part of that “upper incisor of The Beast” clue, designed for ripping and tearing flesh.
    Don’t be surprised if they are offering foreshadowing with this event. They may be sharing that Latinos will be very poorly represented while Hindus/Indian Muslims will take a painful hit.
    Perhaps it means if Latinos don’t ascend before the Apocalypse they won’t be going.

    I made the zoo a winter wonderland. I’d trust the relevance here.
    They parked Wilma on top of the southwest part of Cozumel FOR TWO FULL DAYS for the same reason, but with far more destructive results.

    Fucking indecent horse racing commericals. They disappeared but now they’re back.
    I kinda like the one where she smacks him after seeing the “Misty” tattoo. “Some Latinos are getting in trouble because of that.” Fantasizing about how they’d beat her half to death if it were them???
    Don’t forget::::The gods will reincarnate sexist men as pigs. Expect they have something extra special for then men who get violent with women.

    Cuban-Castro tension::::You don’t want to hear what I have to say.
    Either you’re sell-out whores doing what you’re told like other morbidly disfavored or the god’s positioning has been VERY effective on you. Explanation::::
    1. You are inferior to your people in the motherland. By very nature of your being in the United States this is true:::The family members with favor remained in Cuba. The gods sent each country’s rejects to America then created an enviornment which preys upon them.
    2. I think the gods forced Cuban communism to send a clue to the disfavored of the United States. I believe Cubans are NOT FAVORED ENOUGH TO BE COMMUNISTS and that’s why the gods employed compensatory elements to make you pay for something you are not worthy of:::
    a. Any culture with baseball is grossly disfavored.
    b. Music is revelry. Earth is where the gods test people. Parties hurt you.
    Salsa may be the absolute greatest music form on Planet Earth, and it has served not only as a distraction but an enormous source of pride, pride detrimental to a good relationship with the gods.
    I have other comments about communism and its implications below. Don’t forget::::The gods will reincarnate sexist men as pigs. Expect they have something extra special for then men who get violent with women.

    If you lived in a communisitic state your 10 year old son wouldn’t be able to see pornographic images on the internet. The government would have filters in place to protect the people from this damaging behavior.
    Much like alcoholism, much like homosexuality the gods punish the people with magic.
    These desires you have are going to keep you out. I recommend you begin working on your problems, for if you don’t and are among those who are invited to Planet (Temptation) Manifest Destiny it will be very difficult, for life is fueled by magic up there, and if you don’t think right you won’t be staying for long.

    Dreamcatchers. Wisdom from Native Americans.
    Dreams are a bad thing. They shared this with me right before they began to increase the number of my dreams. I suspect they used this as an example that my new, vivid dreams are punishment.
    I suspect the gods consider dreams bad because the alternative is an awakened experience.
    Girls granted favor will receive their experience awake. Boys (and disfavored girls) will experience the gods imparting wisdom while asleep, subject to the computer making these individuals forget, as happens so frequently after dreams.

    Native Americans have a problem with paternalistic superiority, among other things:::
    1. NO DOMESTICABLE ANIMALS
    2. Essentially eliminated from the face of the Earth
    3. Warmongering tribes.
    I wonder what their intent with dreamcatchers was? Was it gender non-specific??? Or was this symbol’s intent specifically for the females among a disfavored peoples whose females had a problem catching their favor???

    The Jews are Mediterreanean. This means they are fucked.
    I don’t think the Jews are the most favored of Meditereaneans. I think they just have the best religion.
    Jews are HIGHLY corruptable by money. The 20th century proves this. Their role in promoting social poison in the 60s indicts them. Also I think the gods sent this clue in the movie The Ten Commandments.
    Hairy is a bad sign. They say big nose is a bad sign. Both are appearance issues, perhaps can be interpreted as the look of evil upon their face.
    So many Meditereanean charecteristics are clues helping people understand to avoid them, similar to the geographical clues of The Boot and the Scandanavian penis.

    ————————————————————————————————

    You need to understand that there is a price to be paid for your cooperation within the context of the god’s positioning.
    They instill tactics EVERYWHERE ensuring a difficult testing procedure, for the reward is great. Signing on to this lie IS a tactic, and it will ensure a percentage of people fail. “Intentional foreclosure” and telling people it is acceptable to steal are two examples of temptations which will cause your Damnation.
    Of those who succeed the gods STILL require you to behave appropriately. If you fall prey to the temptations of Planet Manifest Destiny you too will ultimately perish.
    Nobody is going to “lead you out”. This is bullshit Book of Revelations Christianity positioning. Because this is their positioning this event WILL occur, but only among a pre-selected group, designed for theatrical purposes only.
    I won’t lead anyone out. This is not what I teach. You all are responsible for your own relationship with the gods, and failure to take responsibility will result in your exclusion.

    The gods want to play both sides of the coin.
    It is very important the gods maintain this perception of “middle management”, for if people knew management was just the gods and their computer they would become very frightened considering the carnage and what it says about their plans, and this fear would help them to think correctly.
    They would be on the “fast-track” to salvation.
    The gods created this environment of CEOs, kings and democracy specifically to defeat this and work very hard to maintain it.
    People teetering on Damnation think god is evil and believe evil is the way. This is called “segmentation”::::They don’t see the importance of temptation nor the god’s role or methodology in punishment::::Ironically the gods DON’T punish evil for their wickedness. These people are not wanted and the gods don’t want them to receive the feedback punishment would provide.
    I hope people in Enterprise, Alabama have become “god-fearing”, experiencing the wrath of god firsthand. Sadly, the gods will use tactics to ensure they don’t become god-fearing, telling many of them that because the tornado was because of me they “earned” and now I have to “bring them up”::::
    Because the gods scapegoat me they think I owe them all. As a result this experience goes wasted.
    There are other tactics the gods use, for example telling parents their dead soldiers “ascended”, “were clones”, etc. All are desiogned as a tactic, ensuring they do not become god-fearing.
    The gods lie freely. They will say anthing in the context of temptation. If people in Enterprise understood this they would be more likely to overcome this temptation and become god-fearing. Sadly most believe what they are told and this precious opportunity will pass without effect.
    Temptation is very important. “Heaven” is an exclusive place and you can’t get in for free.

    The gods will use their tools to create the perception of evil rewarded then corrupt the disfavored with it.
    It’s important that you differentiate between your own thoughts and when the computer thinks through you.

    The god’s computer conducts this theater. In err you do what they tell you. So does president, CEO/BOD, Italian gangsters. Sadly the gods will turn around and use this as a corruptor:::”CEO does everything he’s told and he has BILLIONS!!!”
    If one of these clone host tools “comes around”, realizes they made a mistake and finally musters the courage to tell the gods “No.” they will get that person out and put in somebody who will tell them “Yes.”. The individual who told them “No.” has successfully navigated temptation. Unfortunately, punishment can be a temptation via deterrent, and the gods may choose to employ this tactic to test the candidate in their next placement.
    This is a constantly deteriorating enviornment. This is one reason why they waited to reincarnate so many clone hosts from the 20th century:::
    1. To use the morbidly disfavored to accomplish these important goals in this century and
    2. In this abjectly corrupt, godless environement few have a real chance.
    They corrupted Italians with 1906 then told these Italians it was the godfather ordering them to plan WWII, kill blacks, corrupt and destroy society. Now people know better (opening the door to other types of corruption:::Evil god), but these Italians experienced an “early cut-off” and got their hands very dirty because of it, illustrating their grave disfavor.
    Before WorldWarII began the gods sold many people on clone hosting, not just Italians. This would represent a “cut-off” for the non-Italians sold on “earning” and initiated into clone hosting, for clone hosting gives the gods the freedom to place at their discretion. Many non-Italians were placed into these Italian bodies to continue the destruction of society in the 20th century, for the gods couldn’t justify their involvement within the context of Manifest Destiny positioning otrherwise, Manifest Destiny being the New Roman Empire.
    There is a big difference when clone hosts are evil, people who are placed into bodies by god, and when real people engage in evil. Of course the gods can minimize this culpability they accept by gaining consent prior to placement.

    The gods use these preditor clone hosts tools to manage their justification and culpability::::
    These aren’t even real people. They abandoned their bodies, losing their identies in the process, a consequence of succumbing to this temptation.
    They’re just entities, brains “floating” around out there until the gods chose to place them into a body. They are sub-human, second-class citizens, inferior individuals, and should be beneath ALL reals.
    These families were sold on clone hosting and got out prior to World War II. Their grandfathers and family who entered clone hosting were reals. But abandoning their bodies for this temptation carries consequences, and the loss of identity is one.
    When these clone hosts have children they are not real people. As such they won’t ever ascend because there was nobody associated with these bodies. There was a first placement, someone who may have been a primary (time) placement, but this is not relevant. A series of individuals were routed through that body, and after a few placements even they forget where they were, god’s clue to these individuals that “earning” is a lie, since they can’t remember where they were placed.
    People who agree to abandon their bodies and become evil continue to incurr not only from their direct actions as clone hosts but also from the evil their original body (blood line) inflicts onothers. This is a matter of preparation, for if they sell them on “earning” before they depart the gods are justified in using these original bodies in the context of evil, ensuring they pay twice, ironically.

    There is a difference between these clone hosts, so many of which abandoned their bodies in the 30s out of desperation (women) or thinking they were “earning” (men), and when the gods take liberties upon the disfavored, not placing a brain in a child until later for stategic purpose. This served as an intense corruptor for those disfavored people. The frequency is higher among the most disfavored among us (Italian, Irish, black, Latino, etc) than people that are not nearly as disfavored.
    Think of it in terms of the Black War I::::The gods developed these bodies without brains specifically because they had preditory Italian trash from the mid 20th century whom they wanted to employ poetic justice upon. Becasuse of the indecency of the blacks involved the gods felt taking the liberty was justified. The result was the child that never was.

    The gods get their clone host tools into place and tell them what to do, just like all you, in err. But these are not real people and their mistakes don’t matter as much. They’re not staying for long anyways.
    Clone hosts aren’t even real people. They abandoned their bodies, losing their identity in the process, a consequence of succumbing to this temptation.
    They’re just entities, brains “floating” around out there until the gods chose to place them into a body. They are sub-human, second-class citizens, inferior individuals, and should be beneath ALL reals.
    There is a difference between these clone hosts, so many of which abandoned their bodies in the 30s out of desperation (women) or thinking they were “earning” (men), and when the gods tak

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WillThink4Wine » One Single Impression: Spring

Mar 25 2008

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One Single Impression: Spring

Posted at 12:01 am under Haiku, One Single Impression

Azaleas, wake!
Dogwoods, lift open your eyes,
Take your first breath, Spring!

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  1. Mybellaviaon 25 Mar 2008 at 5:50 am 1

    Great ku! The flowering trees are a fresh breath of Spring!

  2. SandyCarlsonon 25 Mar 2008 at 7:11 am 2

    Oh, the voice that bids life into being! I love it.

  3. Danielle Says Helloon 25 Mar 2008 at 7:16 am 3

    It was actually almost freezing last night….glad I didn’t get those azaleas for the front yet…viewing your photos of them has me longing for some of my own. I am planning to get some this weekend ;)

  4. Heidion 25 Mar 2008 at 7:58 am 4

    Cute poem and I love the flowers. I can’t wait until ours start to bloom. Happy Spring!

  5. Daniel J Santoson 25 Mar 2008 at 9:38 am 5

    very beautiful, excellent.

  6. Ravenon 25 Mar 2008 at 10:05 am 6

    All the pretty flowers are such a feast for the eyes. And your poem is lovely.

  7. gafarmwomanon 25 Mar 2008 at 10:05 am 7

    What beautiful azaleas and a wonderful poem too.
    Enjoyed my visit so much.

  8. donG hOon 25 Mar 2008 at 12:19 pm 8

    never seen an azaleas yet. but they look beautiful in this picture.

  9. spacedlawon 25 Mar 2008 at 12:44 pm 9

    A breath of fresh air and a lovely scent in this poem.

  10. OneMoreBelieveron 25 Mar 2008 at 2:29 pm 10

    takes your very breath away!…. azaleas are flowers with color beyond my comprehension….

  11. Marianneon 25 Mar 2008 at 6:14 pm 11

    I’m hooked. Loved it.

  12. Andréeon 25 Mar 2008 at 6:19 pm 12

    This is so great: I love the energy and triumph in this poem. It is so positive. It reminds me of Bach somehow.

  13. TeriCon 25 Mar 2008 at 11:00 pm 13

    Love this command for spring to make an appearance.

  14. gautami tripathyon 26 Mar 2008 at 8:47 am 14

    Beautiful picture. I like the verse too!

    reverently renewed

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WillThink4Wine » Manic Monday: Egg

Mar 24 2008

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Manic Monday: Egg

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egg3_200x154.jpgOur Manic Monday host Mo has given us the word “egg” this week. Being Easter week, that shouldn’t be too difficult, but perhaps just a bit too easy. Paranoid? Perhaps.

So I wondered, what egg stories did I have that didn’t involve cute little Easter Egg hunts growing up, or my nephew’s Easter Egg hunts, which were way better because they got money hidden in their eggs. Oh yeah, actual “In God We Trust” Cashola! SisterDear would put coins in some and in some she would deposit bills. Sometimes she’d even put in tickets to the Red Sox game!! SisterDear2 is very cool! But she wouldn’t let me hunt for eggs, so some cool points had to be deducted for that.

Then I recalled a day a few years ago that I was having a bunch of friends over for a Gathering. One of my guests, the very sassy wife of a co-worker, brought me a very unusual Hostess Gift. She brought me a basket of freshly laid eggs, straight from “her girls” that very morning!! She has chickens, laying hens in fact, that she originally got as chicks one Easter to delight her grandchildren.

Now, I ask you, how often have you had eggs THAT fresh? The trouble for me was, since I knew the chickens personally, I found myself unable to actually eat the eggs. Yeah, I’m just weird that way.

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  1. Mybellaviaon 24 Mar 2008 at 6:26 am 1

    We hide about 24 eggs every easter. Sometimes, I will find one when I get around to cleaning a week or two later. A bonus for mom! No red sox tickets in ours, only peanut free candy! It’s not as good as finding money in the washing machine though!

    I am with you on the “I can’t eat the eggs cause I knew it’s mother thing”. Good thing for us we didn’t grow up on a farm, huh?

  2. Sannion 24 Mar 2008 at 8:48 am 2

    Red Sox ticke? I want that egg! :-)

    I can definitely releate you were not able to eat the eggs…
    that´s the reason why I buy them on a farmers market and not at my friend´s farm!

    Happy Manic Easter Monday!

  3. Kat’s Krackerboxon 24 Mar 2008 at 10:01 am 3

    We had an Easter egg hunt on Saturday for the grandkids! They had lots of fun. I’ve added you to my blogroll. Have a great week!

  4. Ivanhoeon 24 Mar 2008 at 10:09 am 4

    I have not had a fresh egg from a hen in years. Last time I can remember it was at our summer house back in Czech Republic – our neighbors had hens. It has been almost 20 years…

  5. Villageron 24 Mar 2008 at 11:09 am 5

    Happy MM! I’m a straight-up city boy, so I’ve never had eggs that fresh in my life (smile)…

    As usual, my response this week to the MM meme takes Mo’s word to a different place that is unique to the African American culture.

    peace, Villager

  6. kaceyon 24 Mar 2008 at 11:19 am 6

    Nope, no really fresh eggs here. One never found Easter Egg though, from the Easter egg hunt for my cousin’s kids… I guess we’ll find it eventually ;-)

  7. Comedy Pluson 24 Mar 2008 at 11:51 am 7

    Wow, your sister rocks. That’s some cool stuff. Oh, I’ll take those fresh eggs. Yummy. Have a great MM. :)

  8. Nancy Liedelon 24 Mar 2008 at 3:22 pm 8

    Whate a great hostess gift. I have to admit. I can cook with the eggs we buy from the egg-lady, but it feels a little weird to cook them. Which is odd, cause they are so good.

  9. sarge charlieon 24 Mar 2008 at 4:15 pm 9

    I want tickets. nice egg

  10. Aliceon 24 Mar 2008 at 4:50 pm 10

    I used to have eggs that fresh every day… sigh. I do so miss my own `girls`. I`ve actually given a basket of fresh eggs as a hostess gift before too, haha.

    Happy Manic Easter Monday.

  11. Moon 24 Mar 2008 at 5:15 pm 11

    I raised hens for the eggs. I could never eat the hens, but I had no problem eating the eggs!
    Thanks for participating in Manic Mondays!
    Cheers,
    ~manic mo

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WillThink4Wine » Photo Hunt: Metal

Mar 22 2008

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Photo Hunt: Metal

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This week’s Photo Hunt is Metal.

We just picked up this 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe!

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It’s got lots of metal, doesn’t it? Actually, it has more metal than most cars built nowadays.

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Years ago, way back in 1971, I had a 1965 Ford Mustang. A Convertible. Baby Blue. 4 on the floor. Leaf Springs and a very heavy clutch. Oh, man, it was the best!

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I helped Mr. X refurbish it in his Grandmother’s heated garage over the winter up in Massachusetts. Brrr. We were still in high school. It was a lot of work, but very enjoyable and gratifying! We drove it to my Prom. We drove it on our Honeymoon. It was just the most awesome car!! It was stolen in the late 70’s.

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When this Beauty came up for sale, I thought I might enjoy refurbishing another one, and so one day, the flat bed arrived!

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And we took a closer look. Considering that it’s 42 years old, and considering that it needed very little coaxing to start up and run, it’s not in bad shape at all!

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But considering that I am not in high school anymore, we’ve decided to re-sell it to someone who not only appreciates the beauty of the Mustang, but also has the energy and stamina that it will require to return this baby back to its’ formery glory and beauty!

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  1. FRANCINEon 22 Mar 2008 at 7:00 am 1

    metallic as in metallic! perfect shots!

  2. Carveron 22 Mar 2008 at 7:55 am 2

    Those are great shots. I had a friend in high school that had a 1970 mustang and I was so jealous.

  3. Lynnon 22 Mar 2008 at 8:59 am 3

    Mustang, I have a Mustang too in my entry. :)

  4. sarge charlieon 22 Mar 2008 at 9:37 am 4

    I love old mustangs, why did ford change that car……..

  5. kissedalotatoadson 22 Mar 2008 at 9:41 am 5

    Sorry to hear your first one was stolen,…. and that the second one is completed? Great post and have a Happy Easter.

  6. mama mejion 22 Mar 2008 at 9:42 am 6

    Mustang! That’s a perfect metal subject. Thanks for telling us the story of your love for Mustangs.

  7. Criz Laion 22 Mar 2008 at 9:51 am 7

    Yea.. cars of yesteryears are stronger than those of today. I still remembered my Dad’s old Fiat 1100AD. One car banged onto its rear and was badly damaged. The Fiat was free from any dents :P

  8. Mybellaviaon 22 Mar 2008 at 10:06 am 8

    I so remember your blue baby! It was the coolest of cars!

  9. Lizaon 22 Mar 2008 at 10:07 am 9

    Nice ride! wonderful shot! Have a Wonderful Easter!Take a peak on mine here and here if you have time..;) Happy weekend!

  10. Gattinaon 22 Mar 2008 at 10:11 am 10

    Over here it would belong to the “Old Timers” people are collecting them and once a year there is a ralley. It just happened 3 weeks ago here in Brussels. The oldest car I saw was from 1938 !

  11. Cindyon 22 Mar 2008 at 10:23 am 11

    I love mustangs. My sister just sold her 66 powder blue one not too long ago.
    My metal is here.

  12. Mickeyon 22 Mar 2008 at 11:36 am 12

    Ah,the old Mustang. Brings back memories. Too bad our bodies don’t stay as fresh as the memories do!! ;)
    Great METAL post!!

  13. Cats~Goats~Quoteson 22 Mar 2008 at 12:03 pm 13

    Aww, I sure am sorry your Mustang was stolen. I know how it feels, my ‘55 Chevy had the same ending for me.

    Great Metal photos!!

  14. libertybelleon 22 Mar 2008 at 12:38 pm 14

    An old MUSTANG!!!!!!!!!!
    Wow!!!!
    I’d sure love to put the pedal to the metal on that one!!!
    Happy weekend
    L

  15. Dragonstaron 22 Mar 2008 at 12:48 pm 15

    It looks in wonderful condition considering its age, even the upholstery looks good. My son fell in love the moment he saw th first photo – it’s a car that looks like a car!

  16. ByrningBunnyon 22 Mar 2008 at 1:12 pm 16

    What a perfect choice! Because it’s a perfect car! I used to have a ‘66 and i loved it!

  17. ellen bon 22 Mar 2008 at 2:17 pm 17

    Oh man, I’m going to have to show the hubby this post! He loves to tinker with cars. I think this is my favorite body for a mustang. Enjoy!!

  18. PowersTwinBon 22 Mar 2008 at 2:35 pm 18

    What a great post for this Photo Hunt! I had a boyfriend I dated back in the early 70’s…he had a “66″…and I got goos bumps thinking how we made out in that car! lol..Thanks for visiting my hunt today. I so appreciate your visit

  19. jams o donnellon 22 Mar 2008 at 3:38 pm 19

    Ooh Nice one. The 60s was a high point for car styling. I would love an AC Cobra of an Aston Martin DB5…. I can dream! Have a great weekend

  20. maryt/theteachon 22 Mar 2008 at 4:06 pm 20

    Just an absolute beauty! Good luck refurbishing it! I hope you’ll show us when you’re finished! :D

  21. Heidion 22 Mar 2008 at 5:25 pm 21

    That is a lot of metal!
    Sorry to read that your brother passed at such a young age. Event though you weren’t close, it still must be hard.

  22. Sabineon 22 Mar 2008 at 5:35 pm 22

    Great post for metal!
    When I saw the interior, I could SMELL it, would you believe it? Memories, memories LOL!
    Thanks for visiting me. Wish you a happy Easter!

  23. Penelope Anne – The Mama Bearon 22 Mar 2008 at 6:03 pm 23

    My 15yo son would love that car it is his dream vehicle.
    Great hunting, mine is also up.

  24. Natalieon 22 Mar 2008 at 6:05 pm 24

    Wow! That mustang is a classic!

  25. arleneon 22 Mar 2008 at 6:24 pm 25

    They no longer make those kinds anymore now! Even with other cars, the metal is not that strong as the mustang’s.

    Happy Easter!

  26. diXymisson 22 Mar 2008 at 6:43 pm 26

    My college roomate drove this same model ’stang. It was considered a “classic” at the time. Such fun adventures we had in that cool car! ThanX for the visit ~ and for the trip down memory lane.

  27. Michaelon 22 Mar 2008 at 7:19 pm 27

    Beautiful car! Congratulations. My wife would love to have one of those, especially if it was a convertible.

  28. katneyon 22 Mar 2008 at 7:34 pm 28

    My brother had one–in 1966!

  29. emmyroseon 22 Mar 2008 at 8:35 pm 29

    Wow, beautiful photos.

    Happy Easter!

  30. YTSLon 22 Mar 2008 at 8:47 pm 30

    The car looks big and heavy. I shudder at the thought of its mileage per gallon (or have Americans switched to liter yet?) ;(

  31. Denz Techtronicson 22 Mar 2008 at 9:13 pm 31

    Wow! what a lovely picture for this week theme, just keep it up and enjoy what you are doing!

    Check mine also in HERE!!!

    Happy Easter!

  32. pearlon 22 Mar 2008 at 10:40 pm 32

    Yep, sure a whole lot of metal here…Classic metal is sure a beauty. Once its all dolléd up, it’ll shine ;)

    Pearl

  33. sammawowon 22 Mar 2008 at 11:59 pm 33

    I love that you showed the Mustang today! My dad bought his first Mustang in 1966, which he ended up calling “the old girl” (stick shift) and bought a matching one years later who was called “the old boy” (automatic). My sister and I both learned to drive in “the old girl”.

  34. bingskeeon 23 Mar 2008 at 12:39 am 34

    actually, i was thinking of doing the metal theme with our car’s metal tag.

  35. Jenon 23 Mar 2008 at 2:57 am 35

    What a great car! Great take on this week’s theme! Thanks for stopping by

  36. paton 23 Mar 2008 at 5:07 am 36

    Oh great car!!!

    Happy Weekend.

  37. archiearchiveon 23 Mar 2008 at 7:13 am 37

    Oh wow – I always wanted one of them!

  38. Leslieon 23 Mar 2008 at 7:35 pm 38

    Mustangs are up in the top of my favorite car list!
    My son has my old sports car – a 1980 Fiat X1/9 – he has it in 482 pieces now, and is rebuilding it.
    Um… there was NOTHING wrong with it before he got hold of it and went over a roundabout instead of around it, then blew up the engine. :(

    http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2008/02/i-remember-when.html

  39. ipanemaon 24 Mar 2008 at 12:52 am 39

    great idea! thanks for the visit and sorry for late response. just arrived. :)

  40. Rach (Heart of Rachel)on 24 Mar 2008 at 5:25 am 40

    That’s a wonderful classic car. Hope you enjoy restoring it and bringing out its original beauty.

  41. Zooomaboomaon 24 Mar 2008 at 11:22 am 41

    I posted up a classic of another kind, sort of, in my metal photo there’s some German metal in the inside of my ‘67 VW bus. Do they even make metal bodied cars anymore?!?! Wow, certainly not like your Stangs and my VWs!

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WillThink4Wine » WW: Defenders of Our Skies, and Everything Below

Mar 19 2008

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WW: Defenders of Our Skies, and Everything Below

Posted at 6:31 am under Moody AFB

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One of our finest, flying over my house last night. This photo could’ve been clearer, if I could’ve gotten him to slow down and if I had a much more expensive camera!

Moody AFB, A-10C Thunderbolt II

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  1. napaboaniyaon 19 Mar 2008 at 6:45 am 1

    You caught a bird! opps I mean plane :P
    My WW @ Its Not a Weekend;Its a Lifestyle & Napaboaniya APAD

  2. Amyon 19 Mar 2008 at 6:58 am 2

    I live near a master jet base for the US Navy, and I hear F-18s on most days. Having lived here for so long, I’m somewhat immune to the sounds, but I always look at those jets and their pilots as examples of freedom.

    Great photo!

  3. Shannonon 19 Mar 2008 at 7:18 am 3

    Inspiring, Happy WW!

  4. Meeyaon 19 Mar 2008 at 9:07 am 4

    on our end, we live near the airport so it’s commercial jets for us :) my daughter loves seeing planes fly by.

    anyway, without the expensive camera, i still love the pic. :)

  5. Nancy Liedelon 19 Mar 2008 at 9:18 am 5

    I have a weakness for REALLY cool planes. I always have. The smell of jet fuel makes me all happy and excited, so this photo rocks!!

  6. Munchkin Mommyon 19 Mar 2008 at 10:26 am 6

    it’s a wonder you were still able to capture that jet! :) see, you’re still quick! :)

    happy everyday!

    Mapped Memories
    Cafe Munchkin

  7. Jae @ Chaos Ensueson 19 Mar 2008 at 11:28 am 7

    Great shot!!! We live near Andrews AFB and we get LOTS of air traffic around here. I’ve never tried to capture one tho! Good job!

    Happy WW!

  8. heatheron 19 Mar 2008 at 11:55 am 8

    That is too cool. We have a helicopter that flies over daily (kind of creepy–it is awfully tempting to get all “they are spying on us” but it has something to do with the juvenile incarceration place not far from here–which is also creepy.)

  9. jennifer in ORon 19 Mar 2008 at 12:40 pm 9

    I’m impressed you caught the plane at all! I’m grateful for the many sacrifices of our military. God bless them.

  10. Kat’s Krackerboxon 19 Mar 2008 at 12:45 pm 10

    I used to live behind the air base in Jacksonville, Arkansas and the sound of the C130s engines would put me to sleep. That’s a really great shot you got! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. moon 19 Mar 2008 at 12:50 pm 11

    Considering how fast those jets fly (we used to live near Wright-Patt AF base in Dayton) that’s a good pic!
    My WW has to do with flying today, too!

  12. MAmaArcheron 19 Mar 2008 at 2:12 pm 12

    good shot! I love it when the jets fly overhead (except when I am on the phone *grin*)

  13. dkayeon 19 Mar 2008 at 7:15 pm 13

    big, expensive big boy toys!

    happy ww. :)

  14. Rickon 19 Mar 2008 at 8:41 pm 14

    Wow!…Didnt know you and I lived within the area of their operations. I am about 35 miles northwest from the base and they love to fly low level right over my home. Problem is that they are gone when you hear them. My friend is a sergeant at the base and gives me a heads up when they will be doing air to air missions. They seem to dogfight right over my area. Love this shot.!!

  15. Kelly Caton 20 Mar 2008 at 8:24 am 15

    Good job of ID’ing the plane, as well as for getting the pic you did get, under the circumstances (and under the tree, for that matter).

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WillThink4Wine » Photo Hunt: Different

Mar 08 2008

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Photo Hunt: Different

Posted at 7:42 am under Photo Hunt, The Swamp

photohunter7iq.pngThis week’s Photo Hunt Theme is Different.

This downed tree is different from the one the Turtles usually use for their morning sunning.

We had an extreme drought here in South Georgia last year, with wildfires. This year we’re getting so much rain we’re flooding. The Swamp has had several trees fall already. The Turtles seemed pleased about this one for their daily sunning.

They usually line up according to size, largest in the front, which is different from this messy and unorganized formation.

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  1. Hootin’ Anni (7 comments.)on 08 Mar 2008 at 8:35 am 1

    Hmmmmm, someone else on the photo hunt has a line of turtles…they’re just too cute, aren’t they?

    My ‘different’ is shared, if you haven’t stopped by yet, I hope you will. I love comments from my visitors.

  2. Kacey (2 comments.)on 08 Mar 2008 at 9:22 am 2

    Out hopping the photohunt pics. A line of turtles. Who knew they usually lined up by size…

    Hey, I just had a wine fest with my sis last night too!

  3. Alasandra (6 comments.)on 08 Mar 2008 at 9:44 am 3

    How cute.

    Glad you guys got some rain. We didn’t have a drought like you did in GA, but we are getting a lot of rain here in MS.

  4. pbjinabowl/chelsea (2 comments.)on 08 Mar 2008 at 10:11 am 4

    That’s a really good picture- I love turtles! Here, in TN, we’re covered in snow.

  5. sarge charlie (5 comments.)on 08 Mar 2008 at 10:33 am 5

    I hope the drought is over, you have had some rain.

  6. Write From Karen (2 comments.)on 08 Mar 2008 at 10:38 am 6

    They’re all looking at something – look at their little heads all craned and everything, lol.

    Waiting for food? For a command? I could go on forever, lol.

  7. heather (6 comments.)on 08 Mar 2008 at 11:11 am 7

    That is too cute–makes me think of Yertle the Turtle.

  8. Beau Beau & Angie (1 comments.)on 08 Mar 2008 at 12:00 pm 8

    The turtles are so pretty! They remind us of spring – nice and sunny.

  9. yoshi (1 comments.)on 08 Mar 2008 at 1:09 pm 9

    That is a great picture! The baby turtle at the end makes it so cute. :D

  10. Rebecca (3 comments.)on 08 Mar 2008 at 1:59 pm 10

    I love turtles! :)

  11. MyBellavia (4 comments.)on 08 Mar 2008 at 2:09 pm 11

    So cute and in your own back yard! I want one!

  12. jams o donnell (6 comments.)on 08 Mar 2008 at 5:33 pm 12

    Great minds think alike eh! Have a great weekend!

  13. Cheysuli (3 comments.)on 08 Mar 2008 at 5:42 pm 13

    Wow, amazing turtles. That is some major drought that was going on though.

  14. Marilyn MonREOW (1 comments.)on 08 Mar 2008 at 6:55 pm 14

    Those turtles certainly look like they are enjoying the sunshine! *smile*

    Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

  15. Claudia (2 comments.)on 08 Mar 2008 at 10:18 pm 15

    Great shot…should be the winner this week!
    We have turtles like those on wooden boards put out for them. Put they are too far away to get a good shot.

  16. SandyCarlson (11 comments.)on 09 Mar 2008 at 6:48 am 16

    This is a wonderful photo. I often wonder how the wildlife stand these erratic changes in our weather. Swamps are marvelous ecosystems full of life, and they are so important. These turtles look beautiful. Must be some place down there!

  17. SnoopyTheGoon (2 comments.)on 09 Mar 2008 at 7:40 am 17

    What is this that causes turtles to gather in one place? They seem to have a need for getting together…

    Have a great week.

  18. poor man’s nicole richie (3 comments.)on 09 Mar 2008 at 9:56 am 18

    i guess the order for things has been changed since the wildfire.
    i did not know that turtles have a “protocol” in sun bathing.
    great version of the theme.

    Morning Sniffles

  19. inlandempiregirl (2 comments.)on 09 Mar 2008 at 11:26 am 19

    If we have turtles in northeastern Washington I have never seen them. Very different! I loved visiting your blog!

  20. katney (2 comments.)on 09 Mar 2008 at 10:44 pm 20

    inland empire girl hasn’t seen them in n e Washington. I haven’t seen any in south central Washington either. Except the one a first grade student brought to school for her science project demonstration. The question: Why are turtles so slow? We gathered round in a circle. She set the turtle in the middle, and it took off like a bat out of he**!

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WillThink4Wine » Finally Friday: Tag

Mar 07 2008

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Finally Friday: Tag

Posted at 12:01 am under Cats, Daily G’s, Finally Friday, Gandalf, Grayson

It’s funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn’t it?

Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna, 1912

I’ve had pets all of my adult life and I believe that quotation to be completely accurate. It’s absolutely amazing how intuitive a dog is, and a cat. It’s really is as though they can smell fear and sense mistrust.

picture-148_web.jpgFor the last 4 years I been owned by 2 amazing cats. Prior to then I have always had sweet, lovable dogs; 2 sets of Pekingese and 2 lovable Shepherd mixes. I have never had one you could remotely call a guard dog. If someone had ever broken in my home they may well have been licked to death.

I did, however, have a neighbor at my office in Florida who had the most gorgeous Yellow Lab named Tag. Tag’s Dad started bringing him to work with him when Tag was just a small bouncing puppy. Tag always sat in the front passenger seat. He was so funny. He was playful, lovable and energetic. And Tag was incredibly smart. I don’t mean just tricks and obedience smart, which he was, but people smart.

Tag was also the most intelligent dog I have ever had the pleasure to meet. He could sense whether or not he liked a person before they got within 20 feet of him. Since I spent so much time with Tag (5 or 6 days a week) until he died, Tag treated me as part of his pack and he was very protective of me. I had truck deliveries once or twice a week. More often than not, the truck drivers came and went without incident, quite unremarkable. Every now and then one would come and suddenly Tag would show an instant protective posture. He would come stand next to me, or partially in front of me with the hair on his back up and would let out a low growl with his mouth open just enough to show teeth. Tag knew something I did not. If the driver made a move towards me, Tag increased his warning ever so slightly.

picture-080_web.jpgI learned to trust Tag’s instincts and started paying more attention to which drivers he had this reaction to. There was usually good reason. Loving Tag has made me want to get a Lab. After I moved to Georgia I got 2 beautiful Black Lab puppies. There was just one problem; my cats wouldn’t let me keep them.

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  1. Gandalf & Graysonon 07 Mar 2008 at 7:35 am 1

    That’s right, the bed’s too crowded as it is, no room for Woofies!

  2. Mybellaviaon 07 Mar 2008 at 7:57 am 2

    Well, there ya go! I think we all know who rules the big yellow house! Do the boys have a throne room? Your bed maybe? They are so lucky to have such royal subjects!

  3. Melissa Donovanon 07 Mar 2008 at 9:15 pm 3

    Tag sounds like an amazing dog! Humans need to learn how to listen to animals more, and this post definitely makes that point! Now I want to hear the stories of how you found out that Tag was right on about those delivery men!

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WillThink4Wine » Photo Hunt: Party

Mar 01 2008

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Photo Hunt: Party

Posted at 12:01 am under Family, Photo Hunt, Simple Pleasures

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So the first thing I thought of was… Cake!

This Royal Straight Flush was the cake from the Rehearsal Dinner for Mike & Danielle, my very awesome nephew Mike and my lovely new niece, Danielle.

Danielle had this cake made just for Mike because Mike loves Texas Hold ‘em (and who wouldn’t?). Mike’s “All In”.img_0072_web.JPG

They got married last July. Danielle felt just a little bit bad for Mike because the rest of the Wedding was “all about Danielle”. Naturally, and why shouldn’t it be?
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They just bought and moved into their very first home a few weeks ago.

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Congratulations you guys! You are the coolest… except for you Bri.

If you missed yesterday’s post, I encourage you to have a look. There’s an 11 minute video that may change how you live your life.

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  1. Jersey (1 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 5:26 am 1

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful family pics – I love them all!
    I agree… party is about CAKE – and that one looks delicious!

    Happy Hunting!

  2. Lynn (6 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 5:34 am 2

    Well congratulations to your niece and nephew. They are a lovely couple. And the cake’s fun!

  3. jams o donnell (5 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 5:36 am 3

    Great shots. A Royal flush would have been a cause for a party in its own right!! Have a great weekend

  4. Gellianne (3 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 6:14 am 4

    Hi! Was that a cake? Nice one! Pretty friend!

  5. Gellianne (3 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 6:15 am 5

    Hi! Was that a cake? Nice one! Very unique!
    I would definitely would like to have some!

  6. Mica (1 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 6:16 am 6

    Very pretty friend!
    I am sure you had a great time!

  7. Secret Agent Mama (2 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 7:08 am 7

    They are an adorable couple!!

  8. napaboaniya (9 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 7:09 am 8

    That royal flush cake looks real cute!! Housewarming party coming soon I guess? :)

  9. liza (4 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 7:22 am 9

    beautiful couple. happy weekend.

  10. a simple lifeon 01 Mar 2008 at 7:23 am 10

    Great shots! The cake looks yummy.

  11. Criz Lai (1 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 7:56 am 11

    Now I see cards cake. It’s so big! Congrats Mike and Danielle for moving in a new place :)

  12. Daisy (4 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 8:10 am 12

    What a great looking couple! I think my Daddie would love a cake like that. He is a big poker player.

  13. FRANCINE (1 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 8:33 am 13

    nice shots! happy weekend

  14. eastcoastlife (4 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 8:42 am 14

    Congrats to the lovely couple! What a lovely cake from sweet Danielle!

  15. Gattina (3 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 8:58 am 15

    Nice pictures ! but when I hear the word “Party” I don’t think of a cake I think of dancing, lol !

  16. Cindy (2 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 9:06 am 16

    That’s quite a cake!

  17. SmalltownRN (1 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 9:06 am 17

    Oh that cake is great what an awesome and thoughtful idea….and the picture of the happy couple…very nice

  18. mama meji (1 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 9:23 am 18

    That’s a very unique cake!

  19. sarge charlie (4 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 9:28 am 19

    excellent party post……

  20. heather (5 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 9:28 am 20

    That is very sweet. :)

  21. Nicole (1 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 9:30 am 21

    Those pics are great and I absolutely adore that cute cake! Wow!! I want that!

  22. Carver (8 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 9:53 am 22

    Those are wonderful shots of the happy couple and the cake is very unique. Have a great weekend.

  23. deb (1 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 10:16 am 23

    Weddings….the perfect excuse for a party !
    They’re a cute couple :)

  24. Haydee (2 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 10:25 am 24

    I will comment for a party cake (pls. invite me nxt time!)

  25. Olivia (1 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 10:40 am 25

    Those are all great pictures and that cake is awesome!

  26. pearl (3 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 10:41 am 26

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! on the wedding. And such beautiful couple too ;)

    Have a good weekend.

    Pearl

  27. Alice Audrey (2 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 10:58 am 27

    Not that’s is something worth celebrating. Party on!

  28. Rach (Heart of Rachel) (7 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 11:00 am 28

    That’s a great personalized cake. They make such a lovely couple.

  29. Alice Audrey (2 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 11:09 am 29

    Now, not “Not” Ugh. Wish I could edit the comment.

  30. A. (4 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 11:29 am 30

    A great cake, and a great idea for the cake! A lovely couple :)

  31. bisdak’s footprints (1 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 11:31 am 31

    i like the photo of a bride with a wine.very pretty. party party must be fun! HAPPY HUNTING!

    check out mine here;
    Crazy Filipinas Party

  32. maryt/theteach (10 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 11:40 am 32

    Wow! A great cake! And a very happy looking couple! All the best to them! Thanks for visiting me!

  33. Cheysuli (2 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 11:52 am 33

    Nice cake! And a great wedding party. Mine is my birthday party!

  34. katney (1 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 11:57 am 34

    Now it is time for a housewarming party!

  35. ann (1 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 12:29 pm 35

    Loved the cake for the rehearsal party. Weddings have such wonderful parties associated with them.

  36. Dragonstar (5 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 12:35 pm 36

    That’s a lovely cake! Shame I’ve promised to be good for 12 weeks!

  37. Jen (4 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 12:41 pm 37

    What a fun cake!!

  38. Linda (4 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 12:43 pm 38

    Wonderful pictures! Mine is up at http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/prodoceo/490627

  39. lotis (1 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 12:45 pm 39

    the cake was great shot! some real nice party indeed!

  40. Wendy (1 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 1:19 pm 40

    Beautiful Bride:)

  41. Pumpkin (1 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 1:31 pm 41

    I love the photo of the bride holding up the wine glass.

    Beautiful and happy. :)

  42. jmb (1 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 2:44 pm 42

    What a wonderful cake and wonderful photos for this theme. Have a great weekend.

  43. Nicole (1 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 3:34 pm 43

    As said by my 4YO about the cake “I like it, that’s totally awesome, it’s made out of cards.” Great photos.

  44. Angela at mommy bytes (1 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 7:44 pm 44

    Awesome cake! I like the poker chips on it as well. Thanks for visiting!

  45. SandyCarlson (9 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 9:56 pm 45

    As I’ve been blog surfing, I have been bumping into a lot of cakes on Photo Hunters participants’ blogs. This is great because we have to do one up next week. This is gorgeous. If we get 1/10 that result, it will be a darn good cake.

    Your silhouette image is stunning.

  46. denz (1 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 10:09 pm 46

    wow! you have a very nice picture and I love the way you put consistency of the picture,it is very flexible…indeed you have a great post! keep it up!!!

    here’s mine:
    Photohunt-1…
    Photohunt-2…
    Happy Weekend!

  47. Kimo & Sabi (4 comments.)on 01 Mar 2008 at 10:50 pm 47

    Those are furry good examples of par-tay!

  48. Jennifer in OR (8 comments.)on 02 Mar 2008 at 12:49 am 48

    What a cake! Someone is fun & creative!

  49. Fiona (1 comments.)on 02 Mar 2008 at 3:26 am 49

    Oh wow, my hubby and his poker friends would love a cake like that!
    I really like your party photo’s :)

  50. Karen Jo (1 comments.)on 02 Mar 2008 at 4:39 am 50

    That cake is awesome! What a great idea. Thank you for all your kind words on my blog. I am very happy that I make other people happy with my little limericks.

  51. kissedalotatoads (1 comments.)on 02 Mar 2008 at 5:33 am 51

    WTG Mike and Danielle,….. great post! Have a good week.

  52. libertybelle (1 comments.)on 02 Mar 2008 at 6:05 am 52

    Lovely photos and a great website you have here.
    Happy Weekend
    L

  53. Mybellavia (1 comments.)on 02 Mar 2008 at 7:54 am 53

    I think a happy life is in the cards for them! #3

  54. Mar (1 comments.)on 02 Mar 2008 at 11:54 am 54

    Lovely shots of the happy couple!! I love every wedding party, cheers!!

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Feb 29 2008

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The Last Lecture

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Caution: There’s an elephant in the room. This may cause you to live your life differently.

I’m posting this because it is the most awe-inspiring thing I have personally seen in quite some time. It’s a must-see. If you have not yet watched this video, read the transcript or heard of Randy Pausch – here’s the unabridged version of the video. If you’d rather not watch the entire 76 minute video, there are links at You Tube to abridged 5-10 minute versions as well. Yahoo has the video of Randy’s Reprisal of the Last Lecture on Oprah.

Prepare to laugh. Prepare to cry, as Randy teaches us how to live, not how to die. Tissues highly recommended.

You can order the DVD (and more) by visiting Carnegie MellonRandy’s own web site is here.

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who is dying from pancreatic cancer, gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving talk, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.

Reprisal on Oprah (11:32)
Unabridged Version (76:26)

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Feb 28 2008

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Weary, we are

The Bipolar Express just ran through town again. You know how it feels when you’re standing on the train platform and an express train whooshes past the platform?

j0403633.jpgMy bipolar niece is like that. She sucks the air right out of the room. She sent an email during the night denouncing the Aunts as relatives, accusing us once more of being biased and uninformed self-proclaimed experts who know nothing about anything. She is angry and offended. Again.

She still refuses to consider going back on her meds, ever defiant.

Her mother, me and the other SisterDears are weary of the fight. So we catch our breath and gather strength from one another while we wait, for the next time.

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Feb 26 2008

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Happy OY EH Day

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I love Gatherings. I love to gather together all the people I love into one place, at the same time. Any excuse that I can get everyone to rally behind will do!

So often we often hear the phrase “Small World”. Well I certainly don’t think so, at least not in the ways that really matter. Just try and plan a Gathering! We’re scattered up and down the east coast. Schedules make it nearly impossible to gather: work, social, school, sports, dance… Busy, Busy, Busy we are!

The SisterDears and I are trying to plan our first annual “Once a Year, Everyone’s Here” Day for next July when my parents and I travel back to New England. The logistics are quite challenging! We want everyone from all 4 generations to gather. I’d also like as many cousins to show up as would like with their families. We want a new Family Photograph. Perhaps a Burgers & Hot Dogs family picnic. It will be magnificent if we can pull it off!

Happy OY, EH Day! I hope the holiday that I insisted upon will become every family’s favorite! So go ahead, start planning yours! Best Wishes for 100% turnout. Please let me know when you post about it! I’ll certainly be posting about ours! ;-)

Thank Goodness, my boys’ schedule always permits plenty of time for me!

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P.S. – I so want the necklace in the banner that the ImageChef made for me!

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Are you still here? Leave me some Comment Love & get outa here. Go start Planning your first OY EH Day!

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Feb 25 2008

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Weekend Snapshot: The Swamp Runneth Over

WEEKEND SNAPSHOT

We had 7 inches of rain this weekend which caused a large amount of flooding county wide. My beautiful and beloved Swamp runneth over. img_0225_web.JPG<

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Feb 24 2008

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175 Words Challenge: It Was October 17, 1967

175 WORDS CHALLENGE

hootinannis_meme.gifI met him when we moved into our new house. My cousin told me he lived next door to her. He and his older brother were “volunteered” by my uncle to do some of the heavy lifting.

It was the first time I ever noticed a boy!

He was tall and dark, not at all handsome, unless you think dorky and be-speckled is handsome. He was the second oldest in his family of six. I found myself doing stupid things in front of him, tripping, stumbling, dropping, tongue tied and talking too much. I was in crush.

As tired as I was that day, I was sad to see it end because that meant he had to leave my house. I wondered if I’d ever see him again, maybe at my cousin’s house. I wondered if he felt any of the same feelings.

We slept that night on mattresses on the floor. Morning came and my MotherDear came in to wake us for breakfast. She lifted my blanket and said to me “That boy is downstairs asking for you.”

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Firstly, click on the link provided below. While there at the site, type your life’s event in the box provided. Total your words. Your entry MUST meet the challenge of 175 words!! NO LESS!!!! Must be 175 words at least!! If it’s not, it doesn’t qualify. Then, copy and paste your life’s event to your blog and place your total of words – the exact count into your blog entry also. That’s it!

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Feb 23 2008

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PhotoHunt: Wooden

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photohunter7iq.pngThis week’s Photo Hunter Theme is Wooden.

I decided to use my Tiki Torch for this weeks’ Wooden Theme because it’s may be the only time I’ll ever get to use it!

I’m usually in bed by 8:00, long before dark in the summer!

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I usually light it only on the rare evening that isn’t so humid that it drives us back inside to the air conditioning!

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The Tiki Torch is never left unattended, and is always extinguished before retiring for the evening.

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Feb 22 2008

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I has a sad

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Here in the Deep South tonight it is cold, dreary and raining. It’s been raining all day. It will rain all day tomorrow. I watched our Canadian Geese standing at the edge of The Swamp today, just waiting it out.

As I was driving home tonight I couldn’t help but wonder where all the homeless people were sheltering, where all the wildlife go to and where so many feral pets were hiding from the cold and damp tonight.

Then I turn on the news and hear that Barack Obama is currently getting 1 million dollars a day donated to his campaign fund. A million dollars a day.

And it makes me terribly sad.

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WillThink4Wine » Weary, we are

Feb 28 2008

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Weary, we are

The Bipolar Express just ran through town again. You know how it feels when you’re standing on the train platform and an express train whooshes past the platform?

j0403633.jpgMy bipolar niece is like that. She sucks the air right out of the room. She sent an email during the night denouncing the Aunts as relatives, accusing us once more of being biased and uninformed self-proclaimed experts who know nothing about anything. She is angry and offended. Again.

She still refuses to consider going back on her meds, ever defiant.

Her mother, me and the other SisterDears are weary of the fight. So we catch our breath and gather strength from one another while we wait, for the next time.

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  1. MyBellaviaon 28 Feb 2008 at 9:39 am 1

    The home station will always be here for her. I have to do what mothers do. That doesn’t mean that I will be standing on the platform waiting. She knows the way home. The train isn’t out of control. Her outlook on the whole social empathy part of belonging to a family is. Like you said, “sunrise, sunset”.

    “Turn around and she’s two, turn around and she’s four; turn around and she’s a young girl going out through my door”.

    “Come back when you grow up girl, your just living in a make-believe world. Living ain’t easy, comeback baby, when you grow old.”

    I’ll leave the light on.

  2. Heidion 28 Feb 2008 at 2:12 pm 2

    It sounds like she really does care about you guys, her aunts, or she wouldn’t bother sending an email. Mental illness is soo hard as you know, no one wants to take meds for the rest of their lives, but some need to. I hope she realizes that before she crashes. Thinking of you and your family.

  3. Danielle Blogging for Balanceon 28 Feb 2008 at 4:17 pm 3

    I so understand to be on both platforms of this bipolar express!! Just try and fly under the radar till it goes by…..there is nothing you can do to help. Trust me.

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WillThink4Wine » Happy OY EH Day

Feb 26 2008

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Happy OY EH Day

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I love Gatherings. I love to gather together all the people I love into one place, at the same time. Any excuse that I can get everyone to rally behind will do!

So often we often hear the phrase “Small World”. Well I certainly don’t think so, at least not in the ways that really matter. Just try and plan a Gathering! We’re scattered up and down the east coast. Schedules make it nearly impossible to gather: work, social, school, sports, dance… Busy, Busy, Busy we are!

The SisterDears and I are trying to plan our first annual “Once a Year, Everyone’s Here” Day for next July when my parents and I travel back to New England. The logistics are quite challenging! We want everyone from all 4 generations to gather. I’d also like as many cousins to show up as would like with their families. We want a new Family Photograph. Perhaps a Burgers & Hot Dogs family picnic. It will be magnificent if we can pull it off!

Happy OY, EH Day! I hope the holiday that I insisted upon will become every family’s favorite! So go ahead, start planning yours! Best Wishes for 100% turnout. Please let me know when you post about it! I’ll certainly be posting about ours! ;-)

Thank Goodness, my boys’ schedule always permits plenty of time for me!

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Are you still here? Leave me some Comment Love & get outa here. Go start Planning your first OY EH Day!

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  1. johncaron 26 Feb 2008 at 11:28 am 1

    Happy OY EH day :D

  2. neeraon 26 Feb 2008 at 12:21 pm 2

    hihi..nice..Happy OY EH DAY!

  3. Joshon 26 Feb 2008 at 12:50 pm 3

    Happy OY EH DAY

  4. Lindsayon 27 Feb 2008 at 3:57 pm 4

    Great idea. I’m glad your family members make it a priority to spend time together.

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WillThink4Wine » PhotoHunt: Wooden

Feb 23 2008

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PhotoHunt: Wooden

Posted at 12:01 am under Photo Hunt

photohunter7iq.pngThis week’s Photo Hunter Theme is Wooden.

I decided to use my Tiki Torch for this weeks’ Wooden Theme because it’s may be the only time I’ll ever get to use it!

I’m usually in bed by 8:00, long before dark in the summer!

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I usually light it only on the rare evening that isn’t so humid that it drives us back inside to the air conditioning!

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The Tiki Torch is never left unattended, and is always extinguished before retiring for the evening.

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  1. napaboaniyaon 23 Feb 2008 at 3:03 am 1

    The bottom part of that torch is wooden right? Not often we see these torches around homes :)

  2. SnoopyTheGoonon 23 Feb 2008 at 3:40 am 2

    Beautiful rendition, nice solution for the week’s subject. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

  3. jams o donnellon 23 Feb 2008 at 4:27 am 3

    Nice shots and a really inventive take on this week’s theme. Happy weekend!

  4. eastcoastlifeon 23 Feb 2008 at 4:50 am 4

    I have a pair of Tiki torches bought 5 years ago and never been used. hehe….

  5. Lynnon 23 Feb 2008 at 4:52 am 5

    Take care the fire it might cause. And you sleep kind of early huh. :)

  6. Cindyon 23 Feb 2008 at 8:05 am 6

    Don’t you worry about them burning so close to the house? I don’t think I’d be able to sleep. I remember after our barn burned in 93, I’d get up and prowl through the house at all hours of the night, scared to death something was burning.

  7. Pearlon 23 Feb 2008 at 8:26 am 7

    Hey this is really cool!! This reminds me of that Survivor series..hehe

    have a good weekend!

    Pearl

  8. heatheron 23 Feb 2008 at 8:39 am 8

    My dad has a few of those which he occasionally uses, though we owned them for 10 years before anyone thought of using them. :)

  9. Alasandra & The Catson 23 Feb 2008 at 9:11 am 9

    We probably need one of those. ~Scylla, Charybdis & Socks

  10. ipanemaon 23 Feb 2008 at 9:21 am 10

    it’s lovely to use that when weather permits, enjoying outdoors or having a relax evening. not too relax though, as you’ve mentioned one has to attend to it. this is great for garden affairs.

    happy weekend! :)

  11. Missnaruon 23 Feb 2008 at 9:51 am 11

    wow this is something i havent seen before :) great post! do check out my wooden too hehehe have a great weekend :)

  12. Carolineon 23 Feb 2008 at 10:07 am 12

    I really like when I have an excuse to use mine – but mine are metal.

  13. Write From Karenon 23 Feb 2008 at 11:03 am 13

    It does look like the torch is awfully close to the house, but it’s probably just the angle.

    My sister-in-law has two daughters and they love to throw outside parties lined with Tiki torches.

  14. Rach (Heart of Rachel)on 23 Feb 2008 at 11:29 am 14

    How nice. It must make an evening quite romantic.

  15. Pastormac’s Annon 23 Feb 2008 at 12:23 pm 15

    We have torches like this and we never get around to lighting them either.

    Great choice for The Hunt.

  16. Heatheron 23 Feb 2008 at 1:01 pm 16

    Nice! It look so nice and warm there. I can hardly wait for summer, to bring out the tiki torches! lol (Love the name of your blog, by the way.) Thanks for stopping by for my first Show and Tell Friday! Come on back for the Photo Hunt if you get a chance. ;o)

  17. Jennifer in ORon 23 Feb 2008 at 2:11 pm 17

    I love tiki-torches! I don’t know why, they just make me think of pretty beaches, warm nights, and love!

  18. peppyladyon 23 Feb 2008 at 2:19 pm 18

    I don’t know if I can leave a witty comment but I’ll leave an honest one.
    I don’t why Tiki Torch always fascinate me. I always thought of having a nice rock porch and having a few Tiki Torches around.

    Mine is up.

  19. Utah Mommyon 23 Feb 2008 at 2:27 pm 19

    That’s nice saving some electricity for having that wooden torch out there to light up the way during the night, great shot! Happy weekend!
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  20. maryt/theteachon 23 Feb 2008 at 2:55 pm 20

    I don’t know if it’s the angle of the photo or what but the Tiki torch looks a little too close to the house… is it? Happy PH! :)

  21. ivyon 23 Feb 2008 at 3:40 pm 21

    wow thats lovely, I remember when I was in my homeland we use to make our own torch to light our way at night when we were going to my grandparents.

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  22. ellen bon 23 Feb 2008 at 7:51 pm 22

    Oh I so know what you mean. In Seattle there is a long period of summer where it stays light till 10:00 so I can’t use my outdoor lighting in my patio, etc. cuz it just doesn’t get dark enough before I want to be in bed…
    I’m glad you could use your tiki torch for the hunt! have a great weekend…

  23. Kimo & Sabion 23 Feb 2008 at 8:40 pm 23

    Yer house is wooden too! It’s da same color as ours!

  24. ByrningBunnyon 23 Feb 2008 at 8:45 pm 24

    More reminders of summer, but we still have so long to wait. Great idea for wooden.

  25. lizaon 23 Feb 2008 at 9:17 pm 25

    wonderful shot here..like the 2nd one by the way.wonderful entry for this week theme.Have a great weekend..;)

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  26. carveron 23 Feb 2008 at 9:25 pm 26

    Those are beautiful photographs. The tiki torch would be great when you’re outside on pleasant evenings. I have trouble with the humidity in the summer where I live. Have a great rest of your weekend.

  27. ladynredon 23 Feb 2008 at 9:52 pm 27

    Those are great torches. We do have torches too but not wooden.

  28. mommy’s little corneron 23 Feb 2008 at 10:48 pm 28

    Great choice for the theme. Sorry for the late comment, I lost my internet connection earlier when I was about to hit the submit comment button. Happy Sunday.

  29. a simple lifeon 23 Feb 2008 at 10:49 pm 29

    Good choice for wooden. We have those here (Philippines). Happy hunting.

  30. Dragonstaron 24 Feb 2008 at 5:07 pm 30

    That’s lovely. Good to have a chance to use it, too. Nice photos.

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WillThink4Wine » Thomas gets his first Award

Feb 18 2008

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Thomas gets his first Award

Posted at 8:12 am under Autism, PDD/NOS

img_0003_web.JPGSome of you may recall that my nephew Thomas, twin to Kevin and son to SisterDear3, was accepted into Manville School school in January. Thomas’ diagnosis is PDD/NOS. It had been quite difficult to find a program that was not only a good fit for Thomas but one that also had an opening. His previous placement only reluctantly kept him in due to a “Stay Put” order by the SPED Director.

We were all very excited and relieved when Thomas started at Manville.

Well, when SisterDear3 emptied his backpack last week she found that Thomas had received his very first Award from Manville! What was amazing though was that Thomas did not tear it to bits before arriving home, despite the fact that weather and traffic made his ride home about 2 hours longer than it should be on a normal day and Thomas loves to tear paper almost better than I enjoy a nice glass of wine!

I would be delighted to put the Award up for you all to admire, but unfortunately SisterDear3 is Scanner-Challenged. ;-)

Way to go Thomas!!

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  1. Hootin’ Annion 18 Feb 2008 at 9:45 am 1

    Hi again…
    I just added your blog to the list of members for Bloggers Over 50

    Happy you joined us!!!

    [you may have to refresh the page where the blogroll members are listed…but you’re added!!!]

  2. heatheron 18 Feb 2008 at 9:50 am 2

    Congratulations. That is a hard place to be and when I was teaching I worked with many students in that place (I worked special ed and with the severe disabilities that others didn’t like to do.)

    And middle child is a ripper. She rips everything she gets her hands on (except books because she loves reading them) but when stressed she will rip whatever is on hand into the tiniest scraps and not even notice it. Sigh.

  3. Sisterdear3on 18 Feb 2008 at 10:14 am 3

    Ah yes, challenged I am! I believe Thomas will surprise all of us! One week at the new school and he is showing an interest in reading! Maybe he will figure the scanner thing out and show me! lol.

    His award reads:

    Though new and here only a few days,
    He has impressed us and begun to teach us new ways.

    His smile is bright, like the sun
    And you can tell he likes to have lots of fun.

    He is generous and kind to his friends
    And we are so glad this is just the beginning not the end!

    For these reasons we are proud to present the Welcome To Manville award to Tommy.

    Imagine that, this is the little boy nobody wanted to take. I know what that did to me as a mother. Thank God, it didn’t do the same to him. My precious boy! Sail on!!!

  4. Dabrahon 18 Feb 2008 at 5:19 pm 4

    Well done Thomas. That award is really good news.

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WillThink4Wine » Pennies from Heaven

Feb 13 2008

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Pennies from Heaven

Posted at 12:57 pm under Faith, Thought for the Day

penny.jpgMany people believe that if you see a penny on the ground and it is facing “heads up”, then you should pick it up for good luck. I’ve actually watched people throw them back to the ground if they were “tails up”. MotherDear is one of those people; she says they’re unlucky. Even from a strictly practical standpoint, it is real currency. It is free money.

The inscription on every coin reads “In God We Trust”. I pick it up as an affirmation to God that my trust is in Him. This applies to any coin; pennies, nickels, dimes or quarters, whether “heads up” or “heads down”.

I believe that whenever I find an old, tarnished and dirty penny, that is God sending me a message. He’s reminding me that He is always watching over me and He is always in control.

If God desires to have a conversation with me, who am I to walk on by?

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  1. Jennifer in ORon 13 Feb 2008 at 1:31 pm 1

    What a great thought!! (Let’s just hope the ACLU and the atheists don’t mess with God’s message.)

  2. heatheron 13 Feb 2008 at 1:44 pm 2

    I feel the same way–more than once he has provided enough pennies that I could buy what was needed (tomato paste used to be 19 cents. :)) God is good.

  3. Heidion 13 Feb 2008 at 7:15 pm 3

    That is an interesting perspective. I don’t like to throw money away either. We save our change around here and save up for something fun like extras on vacation.

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WillThink4Wine » Pump Princess

Feb 12 2008

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Pump Princess

Posted at 12:01 am under Aging Gracefully, Family, Simple Pleasures

So I walked in from the Office tonight and MotherDear says she had to stop for gas on the way home from the Post Office for fear of running out.

j0434890.pngNow to the average person, a mere subject of the land, this wouldn’t raise an eyebrow. But MotherDear is the Pump Princess. She does not pump her own gas. Heavens, No!! That is the duty of HRH Dad.

So I’m running the scenarios through my head, wondering how she managed to keep her HRH Pump Princess Tiara on straight:

  1. There hasn’t been a Full Service Gas Station in the magical land of MotherDear in a squillion years
  2. Dad happened to be at The Swamp (my Office) this afternoon snooping checking on the fill dirt and grading progress
  3. I was at The Swamp, working
  4. Al was at The Swamp working on his Mustang he’s so darn proud of

I barely began running through the remaining options when she giggles (as only MotherDear can) and she says to me “I just said “You Hoo, young man!” to the nice young guy on the other side of the pump. And I told him “I never pump my own gas. Could you possibly help me, please?” and he came right over and pumped my gas for me.”

It must be wonderful to be a Princess.

You Hoo, Young Man? My brain is exploding. I wonder, who will inherit her crown?

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  1. Sisterdear3on 12 Feb 2008 at 7:42 am 1

    lol! News flash . . . Sandy finally taught me how to pump my own gas TWO weeks ago!. I spilled gas on myself 20 years ago and have been paranoid about it since. Silly me! Although, I have never used the phrase “You Hoo”. I have always been more crafty, with ” this doesn’t seem to be working, am I doing this right?” I got many MILES out of that one!! File this one under,
    “You Hoo, Me Too!” #3

  2. heatheron 12 Feb 2008 at 8:57 am 2

    Wow. Neither of my grandmother’s pumped their own gas–around here you can still get a full service pump at BP.However, more recently (2 years ago) my grandfather passed away and my grandmother would insist that one of us grandchildren go with her and pump gas (I live 40 miles a way and a lot times it was me–the other two girls are in high school and college though they live down the road from her and my brothers live too far away.) Eentually my cousin taught her how, several times (at the new pumps where you get a discount with your grocery card). It took her over a year to “get it” and she would often try to finagle me into doing it–I took each opportunity to remind her how. She is now so proud of how she can pump gas for herself that she tells us every time she does it. :)

  3. Lynnon 12 Feb 2008 at 10:26 am 3

    Pumping your own gas is not a practice from where I am. There are always gas station attendants to do that. Anyway, I am here to let you know I’ve a tag for you here. If you’re not into tags, that’ll be alright. I just thought of tagging interesting recent visitors in my blogs. Thanks! :)

  4. Lauraon 12 Feb 2008 at 11:23 am 4

    My mother in law used to try that routine. I told my husband she needed to learn to pump her own gas cause he wasn’t available to do it for her all the time. He was glad to use me as an excuse to force her to lose her crown. She would still call for him to come over and fill up her car but most of the time he would tell her to do it herself and often stick to it. Now we are divorced. I haven’t thought about that in awhile. I bet he is back to babysitting his mother again.

  5. maryt/theteachon 12 Feb 2008 at 2:24 pm 5

    Very good story! I never pump my own gas, will you believe it? Just never had to… :)

  6. maryt/theteachon 12 Feb 2008 at 2:25 pm 6

    You’re tagged for the Book Meme! It’s an easy one! You don’t have to do it if you don’t want to… :)

  7. Stephanieon 12 Feb 2008 at 2:44 pm 7

    That funny, my grandma is the same way. Whenever she visits we always have to go to the gas station with her and fill her tank for her.

    I have a tag for you at my blog: http://innocentjoy.blogspot.com. Hope you can do it but if you’re not into tags then that’s alright. I just thought of tagging recent visitors to my blog. :)

  8. maryt/theteachon 12 Feb 2008 at 2:47 pm 8

    That Book meme that I tagged you for is at this blog of mine.

  9. maryt/theteachon 12 Feb 2008 at 4:16 pm 9

    Thanks for doing the meme in my comments! :) That sounds like a real interesting book!

  10. Jennifer in ORon 12 Feb 2008 at 10:04 pm 10

    MotherDear should move out here to Oregon, where it’s illegal to pump your own gas.

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WillThink4Wine » The Bipolar Express seems to be on schedule

Feb 08 2008

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The Bipolar Express seems to be on schedule

Posted at 12:01 am under Bipolar

The Bipolar Express seems to be on schedule.

Bipolar Niece (BPN) just returned to college for the next semester. I was talking with her mother, SisterDear3 last night. She mentioned that her daughter has already started calling her about 5-7 times a day. BPN seems to be stuck on playing the ‘Mother Bashing’ game, even if only by telephone.

So I’m doing the math in my head and I’m wondering…  BPN’s last manic episode was over Christmas. She mentioned to her mother that her period was later than normal this month. So was the manic phase. It may just be anecdotal, but BPN’s mood swings definitely seem to coincide with her menstrual cycles. Either that, or BPN has the tremendous misfortune of suffering a manic phase at the same time as having the worst case of PMS in the universe.

So I have a question to any of you who are Bipolar and female; have any of you noticed any correlation with your mood swings and menstrual cycles? I sincerely would like your input.

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  1. heatheron 08 Feb 2008 at 12:03 pm 1

    Absolutely! Hormones play a big part in Bipolar and other neurological disorders. (I am not bipolar though I have struggled with depression however my husband, daughter, and mother-in-law are and my side of the family all struggle with depression.) My oldest, who is definitely bipolar is 10 and has not yet had her period–she does however cycle at the same time I do and already has PMS and is “developing”. She absolutely cycles with the Bipolar at the same time, as does my mil and the females in my family all get worse with the depression during that time.

    I believe I recently ran into a study that showed the same– I thought it was on Naturalnews.com but now I can’t find it. I know that when I was studying up on Bipolar and children there was mention of hormones definitely affecting Bipolar (think about it–postpartum depression is a huge thing which is linked to hormones and POMS is linked to hormones, why wouldn’t other forms be linked to those buggers. :))

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