Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Independence Day, July 4th 2009

From For Ellipsis

"What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from."

-Marilyn vos Savant

From Our House To Yours...



Friday, July 03, 2009

Bored On The 3rd Of July? Sarah Palin Resigns!

"All of 'em, any of 'em that have been in front of me over all these years."

-Sarah Palin, unable to name a single newspaper or magazine she reads, in an interview with Katie Couric

WOW! What a bombshell! Sarah Palin has just resigned as Alaska's governor, effective July 26th! So what do you think? Is she bored with being Alaska's governor? Or is something bigger in the works? Is she eyeing the presidency? Is there a new scandal about to unfold? If she is eyeing the presidency, why wouldn't she continue to work for the people of Alaska so her record can be as strong as possible when she officially throws her hat in the ring?

I don't understand her explanation at all. If she were to seek reelection as Alaska's governor, why would she assume her second term would become ineffectual? It's up to her what gets done... isn't it? Her speech seemed strange to me... what do you think? Do you think she might be taking time off to read a few newspapers, and learn what the Obama doctrine is?

Strange. Resigning the day before Independence Day.

(Tilting My Head)

Opinions, opinions.

Watch the video and tell me what you think is behind the sudden resignation of Sarah Palin.


Monday, June 29, 2009

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #44:Travel Brochures

"Just remember, once you are over the hill, you pick up speed."

-Don Marquis


Today I turn 47! Woo Hoo! What do I want? Glad you asked. I want all my Monday Photo Shoot participants to photograph a TRAVEL BROCHURE for me. Rolling hills, the Pacific ocean, the desert, the mountains, the Atlantic ocean, the bustling big city, awesome sunsets, a magnificent fireworks display over your hometown... it's all good. Here's the important part... make your photos as artistic as possible, as if you were shooting the photo specifically for publication in a travel magazine or brochure! This is your chance to shine. We have some outstanding photographers among us!

Extra Credit: Write a one paragraph explanation to go with your photo, which includes information about the area in which your photo is taken. A simple Google search should yield plenty of information. Tell us about the food, the climate, the hiking trails, the dog parks, the attractions, the shopping. You get the idea, but please make the paragraph in your own words... no fair lifting from others work.

You have until next Sunday evening at 9:00 PM ET to get your photo, add it to your blog, journal or website, and comeback here with the direct link. Please folks, it must be a direct link to the entry specific to this Monday Photo Shoot assignment. I cannot accept hyperlinks. I must have the full link, so I can add you to next week's Linking List.

Linking List for EMPS #43: Seeing Stars 06/22/09


1. Vicki

2. Suzanne

3. Martha

4. Greg

5. Karen

6. Vicky

7. Jama

8. Mike

9. Terri

Note: I will be super busy this week with birthday plans. I should be in and out all week, so it will probably be Thursday before I can visit your entry. Don't worry, I will visit everyone before next Monday. I promise!

Have a very HAPPY 4th of JULY!!