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Autumn Scents

Filed under: Graphic Images — DonnaB at 9:26 pm on Friday, September 26, 2008
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Our PlusPSP challenger this week was Lee1990 and he said: “You must use at least one of the shapes in an Autumn-related image, since this will be the first week of Autumn.”

Challenge 312

Autumn Scents

The Dog, The Cat and The Rat

Filed under: Videos — DonnaB at 7:06 pm on Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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I received the following in an email from Ed. Looks like we could all learn from this.

Here’s one of the strangest things you’ll ever see.

This is a video of a homeless man in Santa Barbara, Ca. and his pets. They work State Street every week for donations. The animals are pretty well fed and are mellow. They are a family. The man who owns them rigged a harness up for his cat so she wouldn’t have to walk so much (like the dog and himself). At some juncture the rat came along, and as no one wanted to eat anyone else, the rat started riding with the cat and, often, on the cat!

The dog, will stand all day and let you talk to him and admire him for a few chin scratches. The Mayor of Santa Barbara filmed this clip and sent it out as a holiday card.


Reality Bites Again

Filed under: That random stuff — DonnaB at 10:03 pm on Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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Well, you all know I am a reality television junkie. Dancing With the Stars started last night and I was back and forth watching it. I professed to my friend today that I was NOT going to think I had to watch every one of those shows this season… BUT… there I sat glued to the tube wondering who was going home tonight. Help! I need a life! :)

Trophy Week

Filed under: Graphic Images — DonnaB at 9:37 pm on Saturday, September 20, 2008
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The Challenger for 311 was CarolUK and her instructions were to “Create a trophy. It can be an award for anything you like, but it must show what it was for, either in the form of the trophy or in an inscription on it. Be as off the wall as you like in conjuring up things which might get a trophy.”

Rocking Horse Champ Card Playing Fool

The Frog Theory

Filed under: That random stuff — DonnaB at 9:28 pm on Thursday, September 18, 2008
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I received the following in an email last week and have to admit I agree with most of what the writer has said. It is a long read, but worth your time.

Chocolate Treat

Filed under: Good to Eat — DonnaB at 9:19 pm on Wednesday, September 17, 2008
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I am a certified chocoholic… seriously, I have the certificate hanging on my wall! Nah, just kidding about the certificate, but I really am certifiable, just not sure you couldn’t add nut to the chocoholic! :)

My friend, Becky, was telling me about this treat a co-worker of hers makes and today, that co-worker told her again how to make them. Becky knew they were easy and she knew the ingredients she needed, she just didn’t know how long to leave them in the oven.

All that is needed is the small square or mini pretzels, Rolo® candy and pecans. You preheat your oven to 300 degrees, line a cookie sheet with foil (to prevent a big mess), lay out the pretzels on the sheet and lay a candy piece on each pretzel. Pop them in the oven for 3 and 1/2 minutes until the candy is soft, but not melting everywhere. Remove from the oven and immediately press a pecan half into the top of each treat. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes or so to set the candy and voila! Poor Man’s Turtles!

Let me tell you, these are fantastic and being the certifiable-addicted-to-chocolate-nut that I am, these are right up my alley!

Go! Google it and see the lovely photos and other ideas for pretzels and Rolo® or pretzels and Kisses® and various other things to press into the soft chocolate. You can thank me later. I’ve already thanked Becky!

Dear Mr. Obama

Filed under: That random stuff — DonnaB at 9:45 pm on Tuesday, September 16, 2008
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I received this in an email today and thought it was definitely worth sharing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG4fe9GlWS8

“This commercial was done by a local kid. You have to watch the whole thing. When he finishes talking and walks away, you get a sense of how this could be the commercial of the campaign season. Joe returned from Iraq last year .”

Puppy Update

Filed under: Photos — DonnaB at 10:00 pm on Monday, September 15, 2008
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We’re still the proud owners of three boy pups. I did not feel well Sunday morning, so did not take the last three pups to the flea market hoping to find owners. This one is Sandy’s biggest pup and he is an adorable little guy although he will someday be a handsome big guy. I need to find him a home soon since I really do like his personality. Please… I’m beggin’ ya, come and get him! :)

Just a Few Headlines

Filed under: That random stuff — DonnaB at 9:39 pm on Sunday, September 14, 2008
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  • Hurricane Ike’s death toll rises to 21 in nine states

  • Authorities said Sunday they had rescued nearly 2,000 people on the Texas and Louisiana coasts.

  • 300 National Guardsmen out of food, water in Houston

  • Gas prices surge | Airports closed | Platforms destroyed

  • Houston inconvenienced, but not devastated

  • I am so thankful the sun was shining here at home when I got up this morning and there was no sign of any damage anywhere other than a few small limbs on the ground. Unfortunately, the headlines above are but just a few from the devastation of Ike. Still sending good thoughts and prayers to those affected.

    Latest Forecast

    Filed under: That random stuff — DonnaB at 8:37 pm on Saturday, September 13, 2008
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    Showers and perhaps an isolated thunderstorm in the evening, then showers likely and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Very windy. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Lows around 70. Northwest winds 30 to 40 mph becoming west 15 to 25 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 55 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

    Hopefully, tonight’s weather won’t be too severe. I’m looking forward to daylight tomorrow!

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