Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
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Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
It appears as though the worst of it is over. The air in the valley reflected the signs of the fires raging over the mountains. Smoke was wafting over the valley Thursday and Friday but today, blessings of blessings, it rained! We had measurable rainfall here and according to the news casts, some areas ravaged by fire have also received rain.
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Friday, October 26, 2007
Maybe a 3? I know we all dream many times per night, the question is, how often do you remember your dreams? I very seldom remember mine but when I do, they're humdingers...
If you had the chance to star in a commercial, what would you choose to advertise?
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I checked my e-mail yesterday and found this:
I was flabbergasted! I have seen this award at sites whose authors I value highly and was quite unprepared to ever be a recipient. I thank all of the kind folks at The Rising Blogger for their consideration and for this honor.
This is from The Rising Blogger:
She writes, “I have been in all of these areas that are now burning except for the San Diego area of Poway. The Arrowhead fire is approximately 30 miles from my cousin's home - I don't know about how the crow flies. Since this is all mountains, the ash can be carried through the pines and oaks and set the whole mountain on fire. My brother's home is approximately 15-20 miles from the Fountain Valley fire and about 30 miles from the Irvine fire but he is not in any danger. Their cars are covered with soot and ash. Another cousin lives in Santa Clarita but I'm not certain if he's in the path of the fire. I've left an e-mail. I just pray they're safe.”
We at The Rising Blogger will have a good thought for those who are suffering and the brave men and women trying to stop the fire and return California to sanity. We hate the reason you had to write this post, but it is powerfully written and is our Post of the Day.
Posted by Judd Corizan
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
UPDATE: Over a million evacuated; many staying at the San Diego Chargers stadium (20,000); the winds are dying down but there are now 20 fires burning, the latest at Camp Pendleton!!!
Something like 1800 homes burned and five people dead...one-quarter of the CA coast is burning. A friend and his family evacuated from Escondido - they were able to return home.
Wow. It's hard to watch the news today. Last time I checked, there were 655 homes destroyed and 14 different fires with no containment in sight. The Santa Ana winds are notorious during the fall, or "Indian Summer," as it's sometime referred to. Hot, dry winds, with gusts up to 95 mph in certain areas, with humidity falling into the single digits, and not much rain to speak of, create prime fire conditions.
And it's supposed to be 94 degrees in the inland areas tomorrow, which will make it more miserable. We're expecting 90 tomorrow. Our backyard is a mess due to the high winds. They're stripping all the dying leaves off of the trees and blowing in dust from surrounding fields. But dirt and leaves I can deal with...
Sunday, October 21, 2007
WHEN the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock,
And you hear the kyouck and gobble of the struttin' turkey-cock,
And the clackin' of the guineys, and the cluckin' of the hens,
And the rooster's hallylooyer as he tiptoes on the fence;
O, it's then the time a feller is a-feelin' at his best,
With the risin' sun to greet him from a night of peaceful rest,
As he leaves the house, bareheaded, and goes out to feed the stock,
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock.
---James Whitcomb Riley, 1853 - 1916
Here's the Link to Marvelous Mo's Manic Monday!
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Friday, October 19, 2007
Here's the link for Photo Hunt: Join in the fun...
Thursday, October 18, 2007
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
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Friday, October 05, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Can I honestly say about a minus 10? My brain says I'm 30 but my body says 130!
You bet I do! Light is the scourge of migraine sufferers! Mine are prescription and are kind of cool looking. They're wide on the sides but they are not the bug-eyed lenses that are so popular among the hipsters. We wore those in the seventies... Who wants to look like a fly???
Hands down, my hubman, kids and my cousin. They try so hard to understand me, but they love me just the same!
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
2. Hey folks, we're going to play a little game of geography trivia. If you can recognize where we are, tell your flight attendant and receive an extra pack of peanuts.
3. Our loss of altitude allows a unique close up perspective of the local terrain. I assure you that it's all part of our airline's new commitment to make your a flight a sight seeing extravaganza.
4. Goose! Bogey at 2 o'clock....one on our tail!!!! Eject!!!! Eject!!!!!!!
6. (As the plane turns around right after takeoff)....uhhhhh....we have to go back ....we ..we ....uhhhhhh ....forgot something.....
7. I'm sure everyone noticed the loss of an engine, however the reduction in weight and drag will mean we'll be flying much more efficiently now.
8. Fasten your seat belt. (same tone your friend with the suicidal driving tendencies uses when you get in the car).
9. This is your Captain speaking....these stupid planes are a lot different than the ships I'm used to.. so you'll have to give me some leeway...
10. It would be a good idea if right now everyone closed their shades and watched the in-flight movie.
11. We've now reached our cruising altitude of 20,000 feet and ... Oh noooooooo!!!!!..
12. Don't worry! That one is always on E...
13. Get the parachutes ready...
14. Drinks are on me...
15. I'll have what the Captain's having...
16. Hey capt'n, take another hit man...
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There's another round of awards here on the blogs... This one came from tegdirb92
of the, oh so popular "And Miles to Go..." blog, (which, incidentally took 192 hits for Wordless Wednesday!) and I thank her a whole bunch! If you haven't yet found her blog, which I find astonishing, please visit her... Lots of good stuff here plus recipes to die for!
I am to pass this along to three more bloggers - this is always the thorniest part for me.
For originality and pure fun:
Katherine, of Wading Through My Stream of Consciousness
Because she always make me think (and sometimes cry!):
Nancy, of The Goat Rodeo
And because she fights some of the same battles I do and encourages me to keep on fighting:
Danielle, of The Bipolar Diaries
(While visiting Danielle, be certain to check out her fantastic photography!)
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Tuesday, October 02, 2007
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