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Monday, December 15, 2014

Steppenwolf, Born to be Wild! 2006 Concert: Monday Music

Tumblerrrrrrrrrr!! ....... Two days,Tops, I hope to be eating popcorn by the handfuls!

Oh, Dear God, at last!  It's coming down the Highway!

Steppenwolf.... "Born to be Wild"!  Turn up the speakers!  Rock on!

I'm stoked!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Stealing: Have I ever been a, what, bag lady?

December 13, 2014
Have You Ever?
Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we try to credit the blog that we stole it from. We also provide a link to the victim's meme in our "Previous Victims" widget. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") Sometimes we edit the original meme, to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, to select the best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from this new meme or recently asked questions from a previously featured meme.
Cheers to all of us thieves!!!

The Have You Ever Meme 

Edited to note:  All photos are links.  They take you to some amazing photos..

Stolen from: From My Random Randomness 

1) Have you ever gotten lost in a maze? 
Yes.  It was a Halloween Maze, and the clue to getting out was to always turn left.  I got out after someone came by and told me that clue.

2) Have you ever been attacked by a wild animal? 
Yes, she came up behind me and bumped me.  She was a huge female cinnamon colored Black bear with two cubs, in Sequoia.  She wanted the oatmeal pan I was washing out.  I gave it to her and backed very slowly away.  I'm lucky that she was not a Grizzly.

3) Have you ever ridden a camel? 
No but I sure would have liked to.  I had a much more adventurous life planned when in my teens.

4) Have you ever pet a rat? 
We've had a lot of pet rats over the years.  One of them graced us with 15 babies one year, and we played with all of them.  The sweetest thing was when they were all outside playing in Mother's dichondra, and I made a shade with my body, and they all ran underneath me.

5) Have you ever been a member of a gym? 
Yes, and I still am.

6) Have you ever been in a helicopter? 
No, unhappily.  But I have been in a bi-plane, which is sort of neater than that.

7) Have you ever cheated at a test? 
No.  It's just not a thing I ever thought of doing.  I couldn't let my teachers down, you know?

8) Have you ever ridden a tractor? 
I've ridden on a tractor many a time, Back in the Day- hehe there's that phrase!- and, when I was as small as this little Lass, I got rides home on the Ohio neighbor's beautiful Palamino Belgian Plow Horse named Pal, of course

9) Have you ever passed wind/gas in an embarrassing situation? 
Yes.  Nuf said!

10) Have you ever played the bongos? 
No but Gee does that.  She can play that tall drum from Africa, too.  Wish she'd teach me.

11) Have you ever handled a snake? 
Yes, I've had many snake pets, but not the biggies.  They scare the living bejeebers out of me.

12) Have you ever assembled furniture by yourself? 
I've taken it apart and re-assembled things to refinish- chairs, etc.  Big stuff required the Heavy Lifting Fellow, however.

13) Have you ever been scuba diving? 
No, I never got to do that.  It makes me sad but my ears are just too too bad.

14) Have you ever had a disastrous interview? 
No, probably because I was a taker of jobs that weren't that hard to get, i.e. they would practically take anyone who could walk and chew gum at the same time.

15) Have you ever sold your services? 
Yes.  I was just looking at some of my business cards and remember that I did jewelry repair. So, yes. I have sold my services!  lol

16) Have you ever raised money for charity? 
I've worked at fund raising for a few bird related groups and eco groups but not for any charities that I can remember.  Oh!  The Red Cross, before it went all pear shaped for awhile.

17) Have you ever won a giant sized cuddly toy from a fair? 
No.  I can't remember even getting a tiny anything.

18) Have you ever milked a cow? 
I was learning to milk a cow but was only five the last time I saw my grandmother's little brown ones, Jerseys or maybe Guernseys.  Can't remember.  Anyway, they were small then.  Now they've had just about everything but their big brown eyes bred out of them.  Sad, really.

19) Have you ever used the phrase "back in my time" to someone younger than you? 
No, mostly the phrase I've used is, "Back in the day" at the ends of sentences.

20) Have you ever invented a fairly unique meal or drink?
Fairly unique?  That would have to be Tuna Tetrazzini.  Back in the day.... But don't laugh as it was darn good!

Have a great week.  Blessing to you all!
A Promise:  I'll come read your blogs asap!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Feliz! Saturday9 plus Steve Earle, "Nothing But A Child" song and lyrics...

    Want to Play along?  Go HERE  to Sam's Blog!

Saturday 9: Feliz Navidad (1970)

 Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.

1. "Feliz Navidad" is Spanish for "Merry Christmas." Can you wish us happy holidays in a language other than English or Spanish?

Joyeux Noël!  That is also the title of a wonderful movie about the Christmas Eve truce in Europe during WWI.  I recommend both pictures as inspirational.  The movie in answer 2 is Little Kid friendly.

2. According to ASCAP (the American Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers), this is one of the 20 most played holiday songs of the last 10 years. What's the most recent carol that you heard?  

I heard this one:

So beautiful.  It's featured in the soundtrack of the movie, "The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey"  I think it's gorgeous.  Here are the lyrics so you can sing along....

"Nothing But A Child"

(Lee Ann Womack)

"Once upon a time
In a far off land
Wise men saw a sign
And set out 'cross the sand

With songs of a praise to sing
They traveled day and night
With precious gifts to bring
Guided by the light

They chased a brand new star
Ever towards the west
Crossed the mountains far
But when it came to rest

They scarsely believed their eyes
They'd come so many miles
This miracle they prized
Was nothing but a child

And nothing but a child
Could wash those tears away
And guide a weary world
Into the light of day

And nothing but a child
Could help erase those miles
So once again we all
Can be children for a while

Now all around the world
N' every little town
Every day is heard
A precious little sound

And every mother kind
And every father proud
Looks down in awe to find
Another chance allowed

And nothing but a child
Could wash those tears away
And guide a weary world
Into the light of day

And nothing but a child
Could help erase those miles
So once again we all
Can be children for a while

Nothing but a child"

Come on and sing along!

3. Which Christmas song do you hope you never hear again?  Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas".  Ugh Ugh Ugh!  I apologize for such a Disss of the Master Crooner, and if it is your own favorite.  I'm more of a Peri Como fan.

4. This week's featured artist, Jose Feliciano, was honored to perform this song at the tree lighting ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. If you were to win a trip to our nation's capital, which sites would you visit?   Everything!  I want to see it ALL!  And nothing is better than a free trip because- if they let you stay as long as you want to- you can see it all.

5. As a very young child, Jose taught himself to play the accordion. If you could suddenly, easily learn to play any instrument, which would you choose?  I'd want to learn to properly play a piano.

6. Jose says that hearing early 1950s rock on the radio made him want to become a singer. What's your favorite music genre?
The only music genre I don't like is Rap.  I don't even think it's really music.

7. At 17, Jose had to drop out of school to help support his family. Too young to enter bars, he played guitar in coffee houses for tips. Have you ever worked a job where you regularly received gratuities?
No.  I got a wage and that was that.

8. Jose and wife Susan have been together for more than 40 years. Who is the happiest married couple you know?
The Happiest OTHER couple I know?  My youngest sister in law and her hubby.

9. Jose wrote and performed the theme of the 1970s show, Chico and the Man. What's your current favorite TV show?
"Nature" is my hand's down, all time favorite.  But the only network show I really flipped over was, "Major Dad".  I thought it was hilarious.  Now, however, there are several, and the best of them is probably, "The Big Bang Theory".

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us next week for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Five Minute Friday: Prepare

Prepare is a difficult word.  Prepare what, and for what?  Christians down through the ages have been preparing for the end of times.  I read three different bibles now and get three different and conflicting, to my wordsmith's mind, passages.  I am going to read a scholar's bible that I got at a swapmeet from two very sweet older people, for a dollar fifty.  It's my only defense about what I read in an Amish translation and on and on.

Prepare yourselves to be confused if you read too many different bibles, and I can't reconcile the versions not being a biblical scholar.  Have the Dead Sea Scrolls ever been completely deciphered?   Are we prepared for what that will bring, whenever they are all complete and released?  It will be another problem for the non scholar, believe me.  

So, I prepare myself for the day by remembering what Isaiah talked about, and John the Baptist, and Jesus.  The rest of the bible is beautiful.  But who was Jesus talking about when he said," Your Father was Satan, and he always was a liar."  Who was He talking to.  Prepare to be confused because there is a LOT that can't be reconciled.  Just Sayin"  And that's all I have to say about Prepare.  I'm prepared to go upstairs and take the little kids with me.  I'll read them bedtime stories about the best of people, doing their best to be kind.  That's enough to prepare them for sleep and Sweet Dreams.  


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thankful Thursday. White Rabbit running apologies! Wordless Wednesday Skywatcher post...

I'm Thankful that I've solved the Medical Ratrace Maze, and that it's just about over.   That is, unless more tests and procedures are needed.  But that's for Next Year!  We are going right up to the wire with this thing, and it's been just loads of fun, Not!

And, I've just found a blog called Recaptured Charm, where she shows you how to Make a TON of decorations for the home for holidays.  You will LOVE the twine pumpkin.  I have been saving used dryer sheets for a wreath and love her coffee filter one.

You see, I was looking for a snowman, on the web, like one that was at the medical facility two days ago.  It was a wire body, covered in man-made sheepskin, and was adorable.  I didn't get a picture but maybe I'll find one and share it.  Anyway, the blog, Recaptured Charm, showed up in the search.

I'm so thankful for the internet!  Thank you so much for sharing so many ideas, Lisa!

Hope you enjoy her pages!  I'll be back tomorrow to post for Five Minute Friday....

Now, close your eyes and ignore all the words above....This is for Wordless Wednesday:

Tuesday's Sky over the Y 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday Music and UPDATE.. I took Google+ comments off.

Couldn't stand them being tagged on...  Yecht!

Otherwise this is Music Monday, Yay!

This you can get up on the flatscreen, if either you or IT are "SMART" enough.  I;m not!

Make it full screen....

Netlfix has a few regular snapping fireplace things but they only last about an hour.  This lasts for 2!

This is a little longer.

So if you aren't sweating your way through a Christmas Down under, go ahead and try these jolly old things!