At The Crossroads

At the blogging crossroad, Whispers (that imaginary voice occupying space inside the mind) said, “So lazy creature, what have we here? Are ya going down the right path to continue or to the left, just disappear?”

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“To the right,” she said.

“Really?”

“Yes, really and look, I’ve signed up at Blogging 101,” she said.

“Damn, amazing.”

“To save time,” she said, “I’ve combined days , like Day one the assignment was to write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post on your blog and Day six, to create and publish your About page, then either adapt it into a widget on your home page or add it to your menu…and since I’ve blogged for at least a billion years, I just did some minor tweaking, see: Behind this Blog.

“Wow, so talented. Multi-tasking, said Whispers.”

“Now for Day two’s assignment, Edit your title tagline. Here is the updated, more streamlined look: picmonkey 2015

…and for Day three: Follow five new topics in the Reader and five [two] new blogs. 

In a Lonely Place Encounters with Film. I liked this blogger’s idea of watching films and delving more deeply into the production. If you think about all the time, effort and money behind the making of these movies, it makes sense that an audience member should spend quality time reflecting.

Halsted M. Bernard, writer living in Edinburgh. Definitely like how this writer journals her days. I love the idea!

Okay. Next couple of days. Fail.

Day four: Publish a post you’d like your ideal audience member to read, and include a new-to-you element in it.   Save for another day, I need more time to think.  

Day five: Try out at least three other themes – even if you’re happy with the one you first chose. Try one you’re drawn to, and one you would never use.  Maybe later, but most likely not in the near future. “

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Until next time, cheers! ☼

Blogging Inspiration: Daily Tasks | Blogging 101: The Commons.

Photo source: Flickr, artist, Carsten Tolkmit

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Hot Summer, Think Camel

Summer temperatures soaring
and a huge avalanche
of sweat
rains down,
down over my largest human integumentary organ,
my skin,
it’s drenched.

Fanning away the passionate embrace
of this current heat wave,
the camel,
the mammal,
comes to mind.

 

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There are the one-hump Dromedary camels,
the two-humped Asian or Bactrian camels
and a famous brand, the Camel cigarettes.

I rather like the Dromedary camel myself,
marveling at these
social mammals the camels,
who live in groups called flocks,
a caravan,
a train
or a herd . . .
in the hot desert, yes,
also in zoos!

The filtered and unfiltered, Camels,
they live in small packs. Ha!

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Photo source: Wikimedia Common, artist Indiana jo

Common camel greeting,
when they meet,
— involves blowing in each other’s faces

Camel, Dubai Hello you.

I said HELLO!!

And when aggravated,
or scared,
the camel will spit!
Sure, why not, yes?
Spit, it’s always handy so,
please, camel, cough up some stomach content,
mix in some spit and fire away.

That should teach opponents
not to mess with the camels.

Camel Drinking Water in the Desert

One last note:
camels eat cardboard
Truth.

Blogger Milukiriu captured this odd phenomenon
on video. Check it:

“If you love, love the moon; if you steal, steal a camel.” – Egyptian Proverb

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~ Inspiration source: Wahiba Sands, Oman @ Milukiriu2012.wordpress.com

~ Photo sources: 1. Bedouin kissing camel,  Flickr, artist, Vitch; 2. Young camel drinking bottled water close to Red Sea, Flickr, artist, Alexander Witt 3. Close-up camel face, Flickr, artist, Andy Hayes

 

 

Uninvited Guests

With spring season in full bloom, you and I know what lovelies begin to appear on our doorsteps with their knocking and screaming, “Let us in!”

Well, some, the nerve, waltz in uninvited and make like they own your living room, bedrooms, and even find their way under your bed covers. Occasionally, they simply hang around kitchen floors to surprise you in the middle of the night while you sleepily shuffle to the fridge, slurp down that nice cold water because somewhere between midnight and three o’clock your throat turned into a very, very dry desert location.

Suddenly, your sated thirst quench sound “AHHH, that’s good” turns to “OOHH, AiYEEEE!!!!”

Today I  want to focus on one nasty arachnid that is not an insect but related to the spiders and ticks. Now ticks suck big time but I digress… Continue reading

Spring, I’ve Missed You So . . .

hello dear friend,
Spring . . .
i’ve missed you so

shivering under
Winter’s
cold embrace and Continue reading

On March 17: An Ordinary Person’s Checklist.

1. Stop looking at the green grass over there.
Water my own grass –
Got it.

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“You may think the grass is greener on the other side, but if you take the time to water your own grass, it would be just as green.” – Henry Ford

2. Remember, think GREEN and World Food Day – October 16, 2015:

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3. Look for Green art inspiration:

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“It’s when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.” – Mike Huckabee

Just ordinary me will work at rising above the expectations . . . thanks Mr. Huckabee.

4. Remember, March is the month for green poetry:

A Spike of Green by Barbara Baker

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5. And say it right, darn it, on the greenest day: St Paddy’s Day!!

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Paddy, Not Patty. EVER.

6. Of course, get in some kisses, so important 😛 . . . and a free Saint Paddy’s Day printable:

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7. Bless me and you, please!

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8. Go get this free vintage Saint Paddy’s Day greeting graphic design:

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“The pride of Erin’s Isle is she, Dear Irish Molly O!”

9. Oh, hurry and go get your green on, then laugh hearty.

10. No. Really. Avoid this kind of yoga. Unless you love hangover yoga the next day. Fine, carry on, then. :mrgreen:

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11. Sure. Listen to fine music once in a while . . . who can resist Barbara Streisand singing Evergreen?

Cheers &

Happy Saint Patrick’s day!

Simply Express Yourself

 

Because it is easy to forget sometimes . . . 

to say, “I Love You.”

so, may you find abundant love, 

blessings &

cherished moments this week that 

flows through, into

this month, March,

and 

into your 2015

year.

XOXO

🙂

Photo source: Huffington Post