Saturday, March 31, 2012

It's almost here...

Can you beleive it tomorrow is April 1st and the beganing of the A to Z challange.

So are you ready?

(Humm, coffee....check, computer...check, wine...check, number to the funny farm...check, okay I think I'm as ready as I will ever be. Dang it, I forgot to take that speed-reading course.) 

Have you already got some of your post done?

(Crap is it the end of March already...I had better get by butt in gear.)

Are you doing a Theme? I know Laura Eno is all about Immortals, myths and legends I can't wait.

(It's spring right... I think I will do wildflowers of Texas. And what ever else pops into my head. Hey, it's really crowded up there. Sometimes I just can't keep it all in.)

Have you warmed up? You know you need to stretch your fingers, brain and eyes you don't want to get injured do you.

(Okay, eyes ....left...right...left...right...)

Here is the schedule of post....

Why not join the fun. Click on the badge on the left side bar to sign up. There are already 1500 bloggers signed up.

(1500... I need more coffee ... and more wine....)

Ready.... Set..... GO...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Neat Places to own...

   I have been crusing around the internet and guess what I found. The US government auction site. I thought I would check out what they had and look what I found for sale ....
Gull Island Lighthouse
Orient Point Lighthouse

Penfield Reef Lighthouse

Miah Maull Shoal Lighthouse
Moose Peak Lighthouse

Cheesepeak Lighthouse
(Okay, I think this one would be scary to live-in)

   You can buy the lighthouse but the Coast Guard still comes by to run the light and fog signals. Wait, all those young men in uniform dropping by hmmm.... oh and women too for you guys.

Ready to Retrieve Helo
US Coast Guard Personel
This thing just keeps getting better and better.

   But if a lighthouse isn't up your alley, how about this....

Plum Island, NY
  You can buy your own island. Plum Island is 840 acres with a 9.5 acre facility and comes with marine ferries (the type you ride on the water, not Tinker Bells friends)

   Just think of all solitude you would have to work on those novels you want to write.

   You can check them out for yourself at the Government site here.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy St. Patty's Day...

   Okay everyone, get out your green and get ready to PARTY!!! This is the one time of the year everyone is Irish or at least acts like they are.

   So this post is dedicated to Ireland....

Eire and Ireland are the same
(I love this Map)

  So to celebrate you can go to the green island to visit the castles...
Malahide Castle home of The Talbot for over 800 years (1185 to 1973)

Cahir Castle

Walk in the green fields with the sheep....

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Dance in the moonlight at the Druid's Altar (clothing optional)...

But of course a trip to Ireland just isn't complete without a trip here...

Blarney Castle

To climb to the top of the battlements for a quick kiss here...

   Did you know the Blarney Stone is also known as "The Stone of Eloquence" . Legend has it that if you kiss it you will have eternal eloquence and never be at a loss for words. 

   Does it really work? Ask these people...

Winston Churchill
Mick Jagger
singer, songwriter
Milton S. Hershey
Yeah the Chocolate Kisses guy
Wonder were he got his idea...
Sir Walter Scott
Nelly Bly
Pioneering Female

One of the few who made it from Silent to Talking movies
(Hmmm, I think I need to make a trip to Ireland.)

But if you are like me and unable to make the trip to Ireland, no problem.

Just wear your green and lift a pint of your favorite Irish stout...

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(What you thought there was only Guinness...)

And make your favorite Irish toast....

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(Don't know any.... click here)

And don't stop until you see Green People.

May you have all the happiness,
And luck that life can hold-
And at the end of your rainbows
May you find a pot of gold.

For more fun, games, songs and stories check out this Ireland site.

Friday, March 2, 2012

I've lost my mind....again

  I don't know what I was thinking. Maybe it was peer pressure or temporary insanity. But I think I more than likely I had a senior moment and forgot the pressure of last time. I only remember the good time I had, and all I learned. That and the fact that I can't resist a party... and this one is a dozy.

   What prey tell did I do... I went and signed up for the 2012 A to Z Challenge. Yep, I did it again. But I am going to have lots of company, last time I checked this years party had over 800 who RSVP-ed (Yep, There is a lot of us crazy people out here.)

   What is the A to Z Challenge, you ask.... (What you didn't ask? Well, I'm going to tell you anyway) This is the 3rd year of the brainchild of Arlee Bird of Tossing It Out. The A to Z Challenge is to blog everyday in April (except the Sunday break days). Each day will be about one letter of the alphabet... get it you blog from A to Z.
   What you blog about is your business, recipes, photos, movies, music...the list goes on and on. There is no reason for anyone to be left out of the party. This is a fun thing...I promise. Why not join us for one of the biggest blog parties on the web. Go here to sign up....2012 A to Z Challenge sign up.

Here is the blogging schedule, because I will  never remember it without help.


For more information you can follow the A to Z Challenge Blog.  The hosts this year are: Arlee Bird at Tossing it Out, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Stephen Tremp at Breakthrough Blogs, Jenny Pearson at Pearson Report, Matthew McNish at The QQQE, Tina Downey at Life is Good, Jeremy Hawkins at Retro-Zombie, DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude, Shannon Lawrence at The Warrior Muse, Elizabeth Mueller,Damyanti Biswas at Amlokiblogs, Karen Gowen at Coming Down the Mountain, and Konstanz Silverbow at No Thought 2 Small. We also have a  Facebook page,, email address, and the Twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge.