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Lisa, at Lisa's Chaos has this little 'quirk' of a challenge this week for us with a Fun Monday topic that took a little thinking on my part. Oh ya baby, it hurt; so many 'thunks' and not enough time. I thought I'd share a part of American-wide road rage! And, most certainly, I can experience it - not often, but I have! So I guess it's a quirk for me as an individual. [Insert me looking over my shoulder and making sure no one is following me down the street that I know in blogland.] "I've blurred my license plate number today on purpose, even out on the streets!! You can see me, but you don't know it's Hootin' Anni!! Got it? Okay, good!! Ask Bud; you don't want to p!ss me off when I'm behind the wheel, and we're supposed to be sharing the road, equally. There was one time, while driving back from the Stapleton International Airport in Denver [now defunct since DIA opened years ago] - on our way home from a long lo
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As always, Today it's Green Thumb Sunday, Unconscious Mutterings, and my Sunday Snippet.... Play along with your subconscious; Sunday's Word Association. Join here . She says ... and I think ... Loneliness :: Heartbreak Hotel Traffic :: Light Chaos :: Insanity Burp :: Belch 500 :: Indianapolis Movie :: Fetish...me, I love movies! Coma :: Unconsciousness Bark :: Tree Stare :: Ogle Angelina :: Can't stand the one and only!! [as in Brad's honey] ~end Mutterings [scroll to the end of Sunday Snippet for comment link] <><><> Join Here Today my Green Thumb Sunday is photos all set at the macro setting of the camera. I like to experiment.... This is the newest of our plants in our yard. It's a Strawberries and Cream Crepe Myrtle. And this is in our front yard. The lavender crepe myrtle in the morning sunglow! A closeup photo of a marigold that's blooming in our fern and rose box in the backyard. And the yellow trumpet bush along the front porc
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About | Theme: " "BRIGHT " | Roll Next week " POINTED " This is a new species of climbing rose [at least new to me; I've never seen this color until early this year]. For about a dozen years or more now, there has been a deep, velvety, bright, red and wonderful climbing rose called Don Juan. I fell in love with the hybrid about ten years ago when I spied it in someone's yard and asked what it was - so I could find me a plant at the nursery. The blossom really doesn't look like the typical climbing rose with numerous petals, but resembles more the tea rose when it blooms. At Fox Nursery here in town this Spring, I always check out the potted roses early, before the influx of buyers raid the yard in the back of the establishment and then if I'm too late, the newer kinds are all grabbed up and there is 'slim pickens' for variety. I found this one. It too is Don Juan, but in this case it's Don Juan Pink. Also, a climbing rose. An
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Join Here Independence Day Decor at Hootin' Anni's A couple of table top decorations this week. This one is my "Betsy Ross" statue. She's made of resin and was 50% off at Hobby Lobby about a month ago. I have her surrounded by red sparkly shredded grass and some white carnations. Also, behind her are a couple of tea lights done in red/white/and blue. Sadly, I saw the same sized Uncle Sam there also, but the only one left was chipped, so I didn't get him. And they've yet to have any others like him, so she stands alone. This is my bone china American Eagle; perched on a small wooden pedestal. He also is on a table top. I, of course, needed some 'red white and blue' so I have him surrounded with white lace and blue marbles, along side him are my wooden '1776 era' candle holders with red candles. Behind him is a blue water bottle. "Dusted" with the red sparkly grass. And the last photo is one of the two wooden candle holde
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For July 3rd, 2008 <><><> This photo entry is of our Blue eyed Persian cat, Winston [his full frontal face reminded us of Winston Churchill and thus named]. The photo was color which I then made a copy of gray scale and cut a feathered eclipse of his profile and pasted it into the selected section and 'burned the edges'. And here is the result. [can be enlarged for full viewing]
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edition #64 [click to play a short 'tribal beat' for ambiance!] She's ba-a-ck!!! I love humor, I love joking, I love laughter. Hope you will too. My thirteen this week comes from a wise ol' lady named Jefé [pronounced HEH fay in Spanish slang - meaning 'boss or chief', being in this case, a "chieftress" but I like Jefé - you guessed it, I really DO have chin whiskers'] These are thirteen tried and true living experiences from the aged one with her keen perception on life ------- 1] When you have a package that has "Open Here", STOP! Opening somewhere else, in any other room, may be hazardous. 2] Never sleep with a drip! Call the plumber! 3] I suggested there be two horns on a vehicle; that talk! One would say "Get off the road you S O B!!" --The other one: "Oops, sorry!" 4] It was recently discovered that research causes cancer in rats. [insert tribal talk "ratatooie boomagoobaloo" here] 5] The
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* *Be SURE to READ the 1st COMMENT! .-- --- .-. -.. .-.. . ... ... .-- . -.. -. . ... -.. .- -.-- ~end wordless [scroll below for comment link] <><><> Well, around 2 pm Tuesday afternoon, it was about this close [insert an 'nth' measurement of two fingers] !!! I was sure it would rain! I went out and listened to the thunder, watched the dark clouds building, the insufferable heat; a rise in temperature even from the mid 90s that it was already. The hot air washed around my face, and I could almost smell moisture! Went in the house and unplugged the computer all to the thrill of hearing a 'big boom' of more thunder clapping above my roof. The house became still, the air was still....it darkened indoors too. Thundering continuously. But, alas, the storm drifted off to the west of us, blackening the horizon and the thunder slowly subsided. Much to my dismay. No rain still in our 'neck of the woods'. But at least t
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Join Here This week the prompt is "Line". Now y'all know I like movies. It's almost an obsession. If there aren't any good movies listed being aired on TV, I'm lost. I panic. No, not really, but I will slip in a DVD or even a VHS once in a while [I'm considered the lazy ones who don't like to stop the movie when done, and have to rewind it, so mostly it's DVDs in our house. LOL] Anyway, some of my favorite quotes...LINE[S] from movies[not necessarily a favorite movie tho]: From- As Good As It Gets [starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt] "People who talk in metaphors oughta shampoo my crotch." Beverly Hills Cop [starring Eddie Murphy] "I ain't fallin' for no banana in my tail pipe!" Few Good Men [starring Tom Cruise & Jack Nicholson] Col. Nathan R. Jessup: "You want answers?" Daniel Kaffee: "I think I'm entitled." Col. Nathan R. Jessup: "You want answers?" Daniel Kaffee: &qu
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<><><> This particular photo is done with the macro setting on my camera. It's taken from my own backyard garden where we have figurines of Oriental objects. We have several vases of color, pagoda-style lanterns, all jutting up through the grounds, along with men, women, gods and such ---with the contrasting white. Also, along the objects, is a line of night lighting for effect. She is made of fired porcelain; I tried to capture a certain time of day when the sun casts a few shadows surrounding her and still have her as the focal point. She's embedded in a wooden forest blanket trying to accomplish an 'ancient and serene feeling' in her surroundings. I used my PaintShop Pro clone brush to add wood chips hiding some of the lighting wire. Is that being creative? LOL
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Hula Girl has challenged us with going through our closets in search of something of sentimental value...something we just can't part with on any terms. This is rather difficult since I love to shop and I clean my closets out twice a year and get rid of things I don't wear. Let me see....[insert rubbing my chin with my fingers and a perplexed look on my face-searching] ---- Oh wait ...I thought of something. Actually, a 'couple of somethings'. It's my baseball [and one pro football team] fetish! I have baseball caps from 'my teams' where I have lived and attended ball games. And some team logo t-shirts I have worn to the games! Not much to really get all over-whelmed at the value, but I'm a team-backer, and love baseball. So, they remain in my closet until they rot from over-wear or old age whichever comes first. I have given some away to my grandsons who both love baseball too, but I have kept some of my favorites. And the second would be