It's only fitting that since this is where we met, that this is also where I say goodbye. Thank you for always believing in me and being my biggest cheerleader. There is a place for you in my heart always. YYG
RIP Mr. Monk, 3/16/12
So creepy and good! Make sure you're not alone when you listen! :)
Worked for me!
I'll write this review of myself with simple text, no pictures, or fancy borders since that is what we are facing now with the new changes coming on October 24.
I will keep my blog to see what the changes look like, but I am afraid that what will be left is ruins. I've not been blogging much anyway, but I like what I've done and will be sad to see it reduced to such rubble.
What I will be most sad about is the loss of groups, specifically the SoC group that I have taken quite a liking to the past year. Also, I've met some pretty important people here and for that I am grateful.
I've managed change in the past both badly and with purpose, I suppose now I view it as an inevitable part of life.
So, if in the future you stop by my pages, my advance apologies for what it looks like, but I won't try and fix it...I'd rather leave it as a sort of excavation site...find what you will and enjoy what you can.
My friends, not goodbye but simply...see you on the other side (of cyberspace).
Ever want to get in on one of SoC's narratives? Now is your chance to become part of Stumbler history. Parts for Alfred Noyes's "The Highwayman" are now being reserved, first come, first serve. Just click the link above and sign up. You know you want to...:)
I must say, I love being Jack Nicholson, if only for the weekend. :)
Of course Cowgirls are happy..they've got CowBOYs! :)
This year is the 50th anniversary of this wonderful book for all ages by Dr. Seuss. Coincidentally, it is also my 50th this year. How could I NOT take part in this reading? How could YOU not? (as of right now, there are still a lot of available parts to read, you just need a mic and many are built right in these days. ) Come join the fun..it's a great place to hang out and make friends! We'd love to meet you! C'mon...click the link!:) EDIT: Here is the finished product! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWhd9gHc3-o
Sleep. It's what's for dessert!
Oil on Panel, 27.5" x 38.5
Brilliant! I would hang this on my wall. Seriously.
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. ~Jean Giraudoux
in equal amounts.
will not build the temple.
will destroy its walls.
~ Maya Angelou ~
The optimist's dress
Girl in a bee dress
Art by: Maggie Taylor
Before it was discovered that acidogenic bacteria were responsible for dental caries, there was the belief of the tooth worm:
When Anu created the Sky,
the Sky created the Rivers,
The Rivers created the Valleys,
the Valleys created the Swamps,
the Swamps created the Worm,
the Worm went to Samas and wept.
His tears flowed before Ea.
What will you give me to eat, what will you give me to such?
I'll give you a ripe fig, apricots and apple juice.
What use are a ripe fig,
an apricot and apple juice to me?
Lift me up! Let me dwell twixt teeth and gum!
I'll suck the blood from the teeth
and gnaw the roots in their gums.
Because you have said this, O Worm may
Ea sink you with his mighty hand!
Informative info from the blog: http://walkinthewords.blogspot.com/2008/05/2nd-question-of-week-poll-results-is.html
The majority of voters this past week were correct in saying that snirt is a noun. Snirt is found in the Midwest at the end of winter. It is the combination of snow and dirt found on the side of roads and in parking lots. The word (snirt) itself, which a combination of the words snow and dirt, is what is considered a portmanteau word. Portmanteau words are those that are formed by combining the sounds and meanings of two different words. They are considered a linguistic blend.
The reason this type of linguistic blend is called a portmanteau word comes from the meaning of the word portmanteau. A portmanteau is a type of bag or suitcase used in Europe that carries mixed items. Thus a portmanteau word carries a mix of words.
Slithy (lithe and slimy) and mimsy (flimsy and miserable) are some well known portmanteau words that come from Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass."
***The good news, I now have a new word in my vocabulary. Portmanteau of course, snirt already being a familiar word around Minnesota. The bad news is, with the increase in temps here (which is of course, GREAT news) I've gotta go shovel some slushy snirt this weekend.