Monday, October 25, 2010

Days to Christmas?

Did you know that as of today, there are only two months until Christmas? Yes, that's right. Who can believe that it is coming so soon.
If you are at a loss for what to get the wise guy in your life, the teen, or the person who likes to watch "American Pickers" on television, I have a suggestion? Why not the shirt shown above?
I'm selling it in my CafePress store.
and I will certainly be glad for your purchase!!! You shouldn't be able to find this anywhere else because this was actually an idea my husband came up with one day while we were watching "American Pickers" ourselves! That is my son's nose and finger too, by the way!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Prolific Blogger Award

Have you noticed? I haven't been on my blog in a while? I will briefly mention that I am in remission from Stage Four cancer and not mention it again for a while, but sometimes it has an affect on you emotionally or physically, or both. In this case, it has been both. And to my faithful readers, I do apologise!!
So what a wonderful and uplifting surprise to see when I returned, that a special blogging award was waiting for me!
My Thanks to Sherry for her timing and for thinking of me!
Here goes:

1. Every winner of the Prolific Blogger Award has to pass on this award to at least seven other deserving prolific bloggers.

2. Each Prolific Blogger must link to the blog from which he/she has received the award. Sherri, The Mess That Is My Mind

3. Every Prolific Blogger must link back to the to the original post that started all this, it explains the origins and motivation for the award. And that would be Hazra, of Advance Booking.

Original Post

4. Every Prolific Blogger must visit said starting post and add his/her name in the Mr. Linky , that way we all can get to know the other winners.

So this is who I give this award to:

Lily of Never Fading Wood - Who has seen more than her season of hardship. BUT, we know the good guy always wins, and the Thorns family has risen from the ashes. An always interesting blog.

Kat from Homesteading on The Internet If you liked the Little House on the Prairie books, you will love this website. Rich with pictures, knowledge and advice. Try it once, and you will be a follower, guaranteed!!

Sherri for The Mess That is My Mind May-be you're not suppose to nominate the person who nominated you, but Sherri is soo honest, so hopeful and so feisty in her never-give-up style, that I had to give her the award myself. Read her blog, you'll smile, and pull up your big girl panties and get on with your day.

Sr Mary Martha from Ask Sister Mary Martha If you miss the days of the parochial school, when their were a lot less wimps, more self sacrifice and roll -up-your-sleeves and get it done attitude, step into the classroom of Sister Mary Martha. You might not like some of the things she has to say, you will appreciate her bravery in saying them.

Cathe from Just Something I Made I am a "artist" of the naive/prim/folk art style, so sometimes I just need a blog of eye candy. This is one of them.

Wendy - from Wendy's Adventures in Wonderland which is another "eye candy" blog.

And Gena - from The House on Lavender Hill which is the most perfect house anyone has ever lived in, and yet looks soo cozy and friendly.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Words Are so Funny!!!

I would have started writing this earlier, but I had to use the bathroom sooo badly!!! Well, no, that isn't exactly right, though I can't say that I had to use the bathroom so goodly either.
Hmmmmm......... this English language isn't always used soo well, is it?
I mean, I really had to use the bathroom, but I had no intention of using it badly. I wasn't going to urinate on the floor or pee in the tub or anything like that. Now that would being using the bathroom badly, wouldn't it?
You know, when people use the English language incorrectly, it makes me sooo mad! Well, no, not really. I do get angry, but it doesn't unhinge me mentally. I don't go mad. Unless .....
No, I won't go there!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Seasons of Your Life: Fifteen Albums

Do they even call them albums anymore? The CD's that you buy, or don't buy actually. I haven't bought a disk of music in a few years, I subscribe to Napster and my family downloads tracks to their MP3 players.

Once upon a time, a long time ago, people listened to their music on round, flat things that were called records. They came in different diameters, and were called 45's, 33's, and 78's depending on what speed they had to be played at on a record player. They were kind of a precursor to the CD/DVD, except they used a needle (or a industrial diamond) to transfer the music from the record to the speaker instead of a laser.

Record Albums were a group of songs put together on one album, usually by the same artist, and were given names like "The Christmas Album."

Soon after that technology came out with the 8 track tape. The 8 track tape looked a lot like the games for the NES Nintendo game console. It was plaid on a tape deck and was still called an album.

Not too long after that came the cassette tape. It was smaller and thinner than the 8 track tape, and was a little sturdier than it too. Soon it replaced the 8 track tape and was a staple in most cars until the CD player replaced it.

Then the Internet became widely and wildly available, and people learned how to share tracks, illegally. Very few people were buying albums anymore. Along came the MP3 player which allowed people to store their music on the computer hard drive and transfer files to their MP3 player at will. Sites like Napster became wildly popular for people who liked a single song or track from an artist, but not necessarily any other of their songs.

I can not name a single new album, which is pretty sad considering I know so many old albums.

So, here is a list of 15 albums that colored my life. See how they compare to your list.

1. Let It Be by the Beatles

2. Sesame Street (I was about ten with 3 younger brothers. Besides, this album had cool songs on it like Kermit the Frog singing "It's Not Easy Being Green."

3. Gypsies Tramps and Thieves - Cher

3. Calypso - John Denver

4. Photographs and Memories - Jim Croce

5. Best of Bread - Bread

6. The Best of America - America

7. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie

8 Young Americans - David Bowie

9. The Man Who Sold the World - David Bowie

10. Out of the Blue - Electric Light Orchestra

11. Led Zeppelin (can't remember what album)

12. Appetite for Destruction - Guns and Roses

13. Black Rain - Ozzy Osbourne

That last CD actually was given to my son. I liked some of the tracks, and listen to them on Napster, so the last album I ever bought was over 20 years ago. Yes, Appetite is from 1988/89 and still Welcome to the Jungle is played sometime at every baseball/football game.

What are the albums of your life?

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