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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Love Knows No Bounds! (Wordless Wednesday #4)

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Monday, January 28, 2008

WISH! WISH! WISH! WISH! (Manic Monday #2)

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Word for Monday

(A will for something to happen.)
(A desire, longing or strong inclination for a specific thing.)
(An expression of a desire, longing or strong inclination; a petition.)
(To long for, want.)
(To call or invoke upon)
(To order or entreat.)
(To have or feel a desire)

I could go on all day with so many definitions of the word "wish" but whatever it ever ever really means depends on every individual. What I do know is that I have my own "wish" and that is......... that the world would be a better place to live in. Where everybody human being love one another and that there be peace. When this becomes true, poverty and wealth, hate and love, ugliness and beauty wouldn't all be differences because there will be peace, love and harmony all around. I know my "wish" is quite difficult to attain, but a "wish" is free and you can't be sued for anything because it is only a "wish". However if that "wish" comes true then that would be really something. What is your wish?

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Natural Disasters! (Thursday Thirteen #4)

We all know what natural disaster is right? We also do know what harm it can do to mankind,animals and the earth itself. Below are lists of Natural Disasters:

1))Photobucket Avalanche (Speeding Snow) - Cascades of snow, ice, and rock that can clear a mountainside. While avalanches are sudden, the warning signs are almost always numerous before they let loose. Yet in 90 percent of avalanche incidents, the snow slides are triggered by the victim or someone in the victim's party. Avalanches kill more than 150 people worldwide each year. Most are snowmobilers, skiers, and snowboarders.2) Want to create your own avalanche and see what happens? Go to: 3) http://green.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/avalanche-profile.html

Hurricanes (Engines of Destruction) - Tropical disturbances capable of substantial destruction. Hurricanes are giant, spiraling tropical storms that can pack wind speeds of over 160 miles (257 kilometers) an hour and unleash more than 2.4 trillion gallons (9 trillion liters) of rain a day. These same tropical storms are known as cyclones in the northern Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, and as typhoons in the western Pacific Ocean.

5) Photobucket Tornadoes (The Short, Violent Life of Tornadoes) - Storms that can pack the highest winds on Earth. Tornadoes are vertical funnels of rapidly spinning air. Their winds may top 250 miles (400 kilometers) an hour and can clear-cut a pathway a mile (1.6 kilometers) wide and 50 miles (80 kilometers) long.

6)Photobucket Volcanoes (Earth's Fiery Power)- Volcanoes are awesome manifestations of the fiery power contained deep within the Earth. These formations are essentially vents on the Earth's surface where molten rock, debris,and gases from the planet's interior are emitted.

7) Photobucket Earthquakes - Our planet produces thousands of earthquakes a day. Earthquakes, also called temblors, can be so tremendously destructive, it’s hard to imagine they occur by the thousands every day around the world, usually in the form of small tremors.

8)Photobucket Lightning - A potentially dangerous high-voltage discharge and flash. Contrary to the common expression, lightning can and often does strike the same place twice, especially tall buildings or exposed mountaintops. Cloud-to-ground lightning bolts are a common phenomenon—about 100 strike Earth’s surface every single second—yet their power is extraordinary. Each bolt can contain up to one billion volts of electricity.

9) Do you know what objects are prone to be hit by lightning? Go to:

10) http://green.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/lightning-profile.html

11) Photobucket Tsunamis - Massive and destructive waves or tides haunting shores. The most infamous tsunami of modern times hit Indian Ocean shorelines on the day after Christmas 2004. That tsunami is believed to have packed the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs. Some 150,000 people were killed in a single day.

12) Photobucket Wildfires (Flames of Change)- Discover how a single spark can ignite an inferno that lasts for weeks. Uncontrolled blazes fueled by weather, wind, and dry underbrush, wildfires can burn acres of land—and consume everything in their paths—in mere minutes.

13) I do hope that I have enlightened some of your knowledge about Natural Disasters. Did I? Did you find it interesting?

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Which One? Make Up Your Mind! (Wordless Wednesday #3)

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Monday, January 21, 2008

It's A Date!

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Word for today: "Date"

This is a photo of lovers on a "DATE". Valentine's Day is just days away, less than a month. Lovers, sweethearts, couples whatever else you may call it, are now planning on their DATES for these DATE. Some are browsing on the internet for valentine cards to send, some are thinking deeply on what to give their love ones, some are breaking their heads thinking where to bring their DATES on a DATE.
How about you? Have you thought of something for your special someone? If you're planning to send a Valentine card to anyone, HERE is the place to get one.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Fruit Pickers Beware!

Fruit pickers beware! That red berry might actually be an infested ant's rear end.

This tropical ant of the species Cephalotes atratus is infected with a parasitic roundworm that makes its bulbous rear end, called a gaster, look like a juicy red berry. Researchers believe the parasites transform the gasters to trick foraging birds into eating the ants. Birds poop out parasite eggs, allowing the worms to spread to new ant colonies. "These ants, in nature, go out and collect bird feces," explained study leader Steve Yanoviak, an insect ecologist at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. The finding is the first known example of fruit mimicry caused by a parasite, he added.
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Saturday, January 19, 2008

My Photo Hunt #2 "Important"

Today's Theme: "IMPORTANT"
(Of great significance or value, )

The birth of a baby boy, my grandson was of great "importance" to me.
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Friday, January 18, 2008

Where Did Valentine Cards Originate?

It is believed that the "valentine" was the first greeting card.

Valentine's Day - is the second largest card sending and receiving day each year only surpassed by Christmas. One billion valentine cards are sent each year. The first written valentine is attributed to a young Frenchman, Charles, Duke of Orleans. From his confinement in the Tower of London after the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, Charles fought his lonely confinement by writing romantic poems or rhymed love letters to his wife in France. About sixty of them remain. They can be seen among the royal papers in the British Museum. During the fifteenth century, one valentine showed a drawing of a knight and a lady, with Cupid in the act of sending an arrow to pierce the knight's heart. By the sixteenth century written valentines were so common that St. Francis de Sales, fearing for the souls of his English congregation, sermonized against them. During the seventeenth century people made their own valentines using original verse or poems copied from booklets with appropriate verse. The Victorians took the cards to elaborate lengths, trimming them with lace, silks and satins and embellishing them with special details like feathers, flowers, Cupids and hearts, gold leaf, hand painted details and even sweetly perfumed sachets. The first commercial valentines appeared circa 1800 and were rather simplistic. Cards were hand-delivered. Until the mid-1800's, the cost of sending mail was beyond the means of the average person, and the recipient, not the sender, was expected to pay the cost of mailing. It wasn't until the advent of the penny posts that the modern custom of sending Valentine's cards really gained critical mass. By the 1830's and 1840's Valentines contained delicate and artistic messages. Valentines made of fine papers and decorated with satin, ribbon, or lace commanded high prices. They had pictures of turtledoves, lovers' knots in gold or silver, bow and arrows, cupids, and bleeding hearts. All of these symbols have become associated with love and lovers. In the 1840's the first mechanical valentines were introduced. By pulling a tab, a figure or object on the card could be made to move. Some had elaborate honeycomb pop-outs or various other three-dimensional features. Manufactured Valentine cards didn't appear until the end of the nineteenth century. "Penny" postcards, which were popular from about 1890 to 1917, were called penny postcards because they were mailed with a one-penny postage stamp. It was very "proper" at that time to collect and display your collectionof postcards and trade cards in the parlor. Friends and guests would often sit for hours, leafing through the album while they visited. The penny postcard became so popular during this era that photographers, studios, printers, and business were always trying to find new and exciting subjectsto satisfy an audience that was hungry for new ideas to impress their friend at home. To make their cards stand out, people often sought out real photographic postcards. Instead of mass-produced lithographs, these were actual photographs made with a postcard printed back. The photography studios often employed women to hand tint and color the black & white photo postcards. Some of the best photo postcards came from Germany, which was also famous for its detailed and colorful lithography. Popular subjects for these photo postcards were women, children, flowers, and young lovers, posed and arranged in an effort to portray the idealized virtues of the Victorian Era. A Mount Holyoke College student, Miss Esther Howland, crafted the first U.S. made valentines. Her father, a stationer in Worcester, MA, imported valentines every year from England. Esther, however,decided to create her own valentine messages. Around 1830 she began importing lace, fine papers, and other supplies for her valentines. She employed several assistants and her brothers helped market her "Worcester" valentines. As one of our first successful U.S. career women her sales amounted to about $100,000 per year in 1847 not bad for that era!!A purchased valentine became the most popular way to declare love during the early decades of the nineteenth century. We've seen a change from the heavy sentimentality of earlier days to what can best be described as a light touch. Nowadays a valentine usually accompanies a more elaborate gift of candy, flowers, perfume, etc. American school children usually celebrate St. Valentine's Day with a party at school. Prior to the party the children make a decorated box with a slot in the top. During the party the children distribute valentines to their classmates' Valentine's Box. Valentine cards are manufactured on an enormous scale today that range from the sentimental to sophisticated to humorous valentines. There is a valentine for everyone--sweetheart, spouse, children, parents, teacher and even your pet!

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

It's The Year of the Rat! Which One Are You? (T13 #3)


This year, 2008 is the year of the RAT. Do you know What your Chinese Sign is and what is in your Chinese Sign?
Rat (1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)

a) You are ambitious yet honest, prone to spend freely
b) Seldom make lasting friendships.
c) The Rat year is a year of plenty, bringing opportunity and good prospects.
d) The charm of the Rat personality is as universally known and loved as the Walt Disney character, Mickey Mouse.
e) A child born in the year of the Rat will be sweet and loving.
f) Most compatible with Dragons and Monkeys.
g) Least compatible with the horses.

Ox (1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

a) We will feel the yoke of responsibility coming down on us this year.
b) The Ox or the Buffalo sign symbolizes prosperity through fortitude and hard work.
c) This child will not be a crybaby.
d) Bright, patient and inspiring to others, you can be happy by yourself, yet make an outstanding parent.
e) Marry a Snake or a Rooster.
f) The Sheep will bring you trouble.

Tiger (1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

a) This is definitely an explosive year.
b) Tiger people are aggressive, courageous, candid and sensitive.
c) In the East, the Tiger symbolizes power, passion and daring.
d) A Tiger child could be a bundle of joy and a holy terror at the same time.
e) Look to the Horse and the Dog for your happiness.
f) Beware of the Monkey.


Rabbit (1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

a) A placid year, very much welcomed and needed after the ferocious year of the Tiger.
b) Luckiest of all signs, you are also talented and articulate.
c) Affectionate, yet shy, you seek peace throughout your life.
d) A person born in the year of the Rabbit possesses one of the most fortunate
of the twelve animal signs.
e) A child born in the Rabbit's year will have a sweet disposition.
f) Marry a Sheep or a Boar.
g) Your opposite is the Rooster.


Dragon (1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

a) A magnificent comeback after the recuperative year of the Rabbit.
b) The mighty and magnificent Dragon of mythical folklore never ceases
to enchant or stir the imagination.
c) The high-spirited Dragon child is an innovator.
d) You are eccentric and your life is complex.
e) You have a very passionate nature and abundant health.
f) Marry a Monkey or Rat late in life.
g) Avoid the Dog.


Snake (1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

a) A year for reflection, planning and searching answers.
b) Philosopher, theologian, political wizard, wily financier--the Snake person is
the deepest thinker and enigma of the Chinese cycle.
c) The Snake child is a complex personality.
d) You are wise and intense with a tendency towards physical beauty, vain and high tempered.
e) The Rooster and Ox are your best signs.
f) The Boar is your enemy.


Horse (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

a) A lively and high-spirited year for all. Life will be hectic and punctuated with adventures.
b) A person born in this year is said to be cheerful, popular and quick-witted.
c) A child born in the Horse year will be animated, boisterous and mercurial.
d) Popular and attractive to the opposite sex, you are often ostentatious and impatient.
e) You need people.
f) Marry a Tiger or a Dog early, but never a Rat.


Sheep (1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

a) This is a smooth year following that of the energetic Horse.
b) This is the most feminine sign of the Chinese zodiac.
c) The gentle Sheep child will be a treasure to his parents.
d) Elegant and creative, you are timid and prefer anonymity.
e) You are most compatible with the Boars and the Rabbits, but never the Ox.

Monkey (1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

a) Everything will be workable this year.
b) Of all the animals in the lunar cycle, the Monkey bears the closest
resemblance to the Naked Ape himself, Man.
c) The Monkey child will be captivating.
d) You are very intelligent and are able to influence people.
e) An enthusiastic achiever, you are easily discouraged and confused.
f) Seek a Dragon or Rat but avoid the Tigers.

Rooster (1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)

a) The optimism of the Monkey year overlaps the year of the Rooster, but the Rooster
tends to be overconfident and is prone to come up with nonsensical plans.
b) The Rooster, or Chicken as he is also called, is the Don Quixote of the Chinese cycle.
c) As a child, the Rooster-born will be a self-starter.
d) Loyal and honest, you work well with others.
e) You are generous yet stubborn, and often selfish.
f) Look to the Horse or Tiger.
g) Watch out for Dragons.

Dog (1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)
a) Paradoxically the year of the Dog will bring happiness and dissent in the same boat.
b) This may be the most likable sign of all in the Chinese cycle.
c) This child will be friendly, happy and well-balanced.
d) You are generous yet stubborn, and often selfish.
e) Look to the Horse or Tiger and watch out for Dragons.


Pig (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)

a) A year of goodwill to all. An excellent climate for business, and industry in
general will prevail.
b) This is the sign of honesty, simplicity and great fortitude.
c) The Boar child will be self-reliant, sociable and easy to deal with.
d) Nobel and chivalrous.
e) Your friends will be life long, yet you are prone to marital strife.
f) Marry a Rabbit or a Sheep.
g) You should avoid other Boars.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Can You Tell The Difference? (WW #2)



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Monday, January 14, 2008

Band meme

the teach from Work of the Poet tagged me with this "Band" meme. She was tagged by Comedy Plus

Sandee at Comedy Plus tagged me with this "Band" meme. She was tagged by Mimi at Mimi Writes.

Here are the directions:
You are about to have your own band's CD cover. Follow these directions to the letter. My tagee list is at the bottom of this post. It's fun and requires no thought at all. Go to...
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.
2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.
3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the picture on your blog. Put your blog address in a comment in this post. If you go to Sandee's blog, Comedy Plus you can actually post the image in a comment on her comment page. It would be fun to have all the images in one place.
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Sunday, January 13, 2008

What Do We Women Really Want in our Men?

Photobucket Let us look supposedly at these 7 given virtues, arranged in the order of importance to which according to survey, women assigned them.

There can be little doubt that this is the quality women most appreciate in the men they love. And it is equally certain that it is a quality that is short among Western men - perhaps in men the world over. The trouble is that our society trains its men to keep their emotions under strict control. Seemingly this doesn't go well with the kind of outflowing warmth that our women need. Yet they want their men to be strong too. Indeed their idol seems to be the man who is vigorous and self-assertive as he faces the world in general, but becomes gentle and sweet in his relationship with the woman he loves. Are we women asking too much?
Women often complain that their men, once courtship is over, lapse into boorish indifference. An example is a woman who said "If only he would show me as much consideration as he does complete strangers!" "When we are alone, he forgets all his manners." Bad manners in a husband's behavior toward his wife are inexcusable. But again, there is an interesting cultural conflict. In our time, women have asserted their independence and denounced the traditional concept of the female as the weaker sex. Is it possible that, in sighing for the gallantry of an earlier age, women want the advantages of both their new and their former roles?
The wives complain that their men are poor companions. They come home from work and lapse into bored silence. Once the meal is over, they seek the company of other men or sit with their eyes glued to TV. The most bitter complaints are from wives who say that their husbands are scintillating when they are with other people but utterly dull at home. The unhappy women do not ask why they lack the capacity to draw out the social graces that their husbands undeniably possess.
How delighted a woman is when her husband anticipates her every need, remembers anniversaries of important occasions and gives her exactly what she wants for her birthday! What wives are seekiing here is recognition of their womanhood, and of the difference this implies. The woman knows that her basic role in her relationship with her husband, from the most superficial to the deepest levels is that of response. Unless he can act in ways that bring out her responsiveness, she cannot function as a woman. Therefore, she wants to be assured that he recognizes her femininity and understands the peculiarities of temperament and mood that go with.
Many wives complain that their husbands keep them short of money while making liberal provision for their own indulgences. Or that they grumble about the quality of the food or the furnishing of the home, without seeming to realize that the wife is doing all that can be done with the allowance she is given. What lies behind this complaint, I think is the feeling many wives have that their husbands unconsciously treat them as inferior beings or that they exercise their role as head of the house unjustly.
One wife puts it like this: When my husband and I are out with others, he is continually making fun of me, ridiculing me, humiliating me. That doesn't make a good marriage. Another complains that her husband criticizes her in front of the children. Women have traditionally been in a vulnerable position in relation to their men, who have usually been physically stronger, economically and socially more powerful. Thus, it has always been important for a wife to feel that her husband won't let her down.
The wife who catches her husband concealing the truth from her can no longer feel secure. If she knows he lies, she is soon wondering what he is doing, where he is going and whom he is seeing when he is out of her sight. Her real fear is that there may be some other woman in his life. A close relationship like marriage becomes unworkable if it is not based on truthful and straightforward communication between husband and wife.
These, in the opinion of women, according to survey are the virtues they would look for in a husband. It is interesting that the qualities they listed are of two different types. the first four are concerned with the man's attitude and approach to his wife. The last three are concerned with the man himslf - his integrity, his character. The two kinds of qualities are, however closely linked. It is inconceivable that a man who is by nature unjust, unreliable and dishonest could in any real and sustained way be tender, courteous, companionable and understanding toward his wife. If the women had approached the problem objectively, they might have realized this and put character first. But they clearly responded emotionally, thought first of their own needs and then realized that only a certain kind of man would be able to meet those needs. These women are really saying that the perfect husband is a good man who knows how to express love. If all men were like this, most marital problems would cease to exist. For that matter, if all men and women were like this, most human problems would cease to exist!
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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Very Original (Photo Hunt #2)


Today's Theme: "SKINNY"


It took me the whole week looking for photos of anything that represents "skinny" but sad to say I couldn't find one. I had ransacked my albums and even all my powerpoint presentations but just couldn't find one. Since it is against the rule to use photos from other websites, I thought this would just do as well. The above is a line and just fits the theme for today. It is a very "skinny" one.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

How Do You Live Your Life? (Thursday 13 #2)


So many of us live our lives differently. Upon browsing the internet, I've encountered this article on how to live our lives. It interested me and thought it would also do you. Hope so. Anyway, here are 13 things on how to live our lives:

1) Our lives are made up of a million moments spent in a million different ways.
2) Some are spent searching for love, peace and harmony,
3) Others are spent surviving day by day.
4) But there is no greater moment than when we find that life,
5) With all its joys and sorrows is meant to be lived one day at a time.
6) It's in this knowledge that we discover the most wonderful truth of all.
7) Whether we live in a forty-room mansion surrounded by servants and wealth or find it a struggle to manage the rent month to month.
8) We have it within our power to be fully satisfied and live a life with true meaning.
9) One day at a time - we have that ability.
10) Through cherishing each moment and rejoicing in each dream.
11) We can experience each day anew and wish this frest start
12) We have what it takes to make all our dreams come true.
13) Each day is new, and living one day at a time enables us to truly enjoy life and live it to the fullest.

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