Saturday, September 19, 2009

Round Robin Challenge: Chickens

From For Ellipsis

"People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately."

-Oscar Wilde

RRC: Chickens (A Challenge Most Fowl)
Suggested by Sherrie, author of the blog, Sherrie's Stuff.

Bok, Bok, Bok... Sherrie is the one to thank for this FOWL challenge, which is wonderful because... Bok, Bok, Bok, Bok.... I LOVE chickens! When I was a little girl I raised several different kinds of chickens as pets and for the wonderful fresh eggs.Ahhh ... there's nothing like it. You might be surprised to find out what wonderful pets they make, I had a small bantam chicken that was my constant companion when I was about 4 years old. Cuddly and friendly. It's was a lot of fun, but a lot of work as well. Whenever I get nostalgic for those happy times in my childhood, I pay a visit to the Little Farm inTilden Park, where there are all kinds of wonderful animals to watch and interact with. Here are some photos from my recent visit there...

From For Ellipsis

From For Ellipsis

From For Ellipsis

Bok, Bok, Bok, Bok, that's my entry, now go see what they other Robins have come up with for this foul assignment...

Linking List

Sherrie... Sherrie's Stuff

Carly... Ellipsis

Karen... Outpost Mavarin

Linda... Mommy's Treasures

Jenn... My Muskoka

Lana G... Above The Clouds

Nancy... Bondi Resort Blog

Maria Berg... Everything Is Green
Posted! 09/04/09

Boliyou... Endomental

Molly Mavis... Visual Dialogues

Margaret... Facts From A Fact Woman

Suzanne R... SuzyQ421's Photo Blog

Ruth... Scrabble Queen

Gattina... Keyhole Pictures

Ellen B... The Happy Wonderer

Vicki... Sea Turtle Mom

Hip Chick... Hip Chick's Photos

Peggy... Holmespun Fun

Teena... It's all about me!

Please Note: I am having some difficulties with my computer, and I will do my best to get around to everyone, but I am not sure if I will be able to. If your name isn't on the above list, I apologize and I will add it on as soon as I can.

Be sure to check the official Round Robin blog tomorrow, to find out what our next challenge will be!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

(Insert Raspberry Noise Here) Is RUDE The New Polite?

From For Ellipsis

"Learn young about manners, and you'll be through the whole dirty mess and nicely dead again before you know it."

-F Scott Fitzgerald

The Following Is A True Story...

Dylan's Mommy: Dylan, don't stick your tongue out, someone will think you are a republican, and besides it's rude.

Carly's Cat Dylan: Mommy, don't you know it's rude to tell someone when they are being rude?

LOL. Ok, so I may have used a small amount of creative storytelling here, but I did so to make a bigger point... Is America Becoming Rude Or Are We All Just Constipated?

From For Ellipsis

True Story. Elvis was an exceedingly polite cat. More then on person had remarked about his polite mannerisms, which made me proud, because I spent a lot of time with him, and made the most of that time by teaching him simple, yet polite behaviors. He tapped you three times on the arm or leg if he needed or wanted your attention. Every night at 10:00 PM he gently reminded Alan and I that our bedtime was imminent, he always covered his uneaten food with a white napkin, that he insisted upon having new each morning, he always picked his toys up before he went to bed, and if he couldn't cover his own poo, for what ever reason, he came and told me immediately so I could. You see, he knew his poo smelled, unlike a lot of folks recently. And you know who you are, Joe Wilson, Serena Williams and Kanye West.

So tell me, if I was able to successfully train Elvis to live not only politely, but with self-respect, then what's up with all the yelling, screaming, finger pointing, upstaging, threatening, stomping, accusing, lying, and generally behaving badly? Is Rude new Polite?

Opinions. Opinions. What do you think? Does it take more effort then usual for you to remain civil? Are you just a dirty look away from going "ape-shit?"

By the way... Kudos to Beyonce Knowles for being such a class act! Now there is someone with manners and class! Shame on you Kanye West! Whoops... there I go again being RUDE!



Monday, September 14, 2009

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #55: Bugs

"We starve the rats, creosote the ticks, swat the flies, step on cockroaches, and poison scales, yet when these pests appear in human form we go paralytic."

-Martin H. Fischer

Ants, Cockroaches, Beetles, Sow Bugs, Earwigs, Pincher Bugs, Bees, Wasps, Fire Flies, Snails, Slugs, Banana Slugs, Spiders, Scorpions... no matter who you are, one of these things probably BUGS you. So, grab your cameras this week, and photograph the BUG and share it with us!

Extra Credit: Show us your BUG using the macro setting on your camera.

This Monday Photo Shoot assignment closes next Sunday, at 9:00 PM ET. So, you have until then to find your photo, upload it to your blog, journal or website, and then come back here with the direct link back to it. Please remember, it must be a direct link back to the entry which is specific to this week's photo shoot assignment. A general link to your blog will not do. NO HYPERLINKS ACCEPTED!

Linking List for EMPS #54: Archived Photos. 09/07/09


1. Suzanne

2. Greg

3. Carly... Yep, I played too!

4. Jama

5. Duane

6. Liz

7. Patrick

8. Karen

Thanks so much to everyone who played. I really enjoyed all your photography this week. By the way, I am overdue to mention some of my favorite memes about the land. So, please consider playing along with the folks from my Meme List below...

Weekend Assignment (Karen) A New topic is posted each Friday.

Feline, Furball and Feathers Friday (Theresa) Friday is the day for pets!

Saturday Six (Patrick) A new topic each Saturday.

Sunday Seven (Patrick) A new topic each Sunday.

Color Carnival (Martha) A new round of color each week!

See you next Monday with all new photography assignment. :)


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Giggle, Giggle, Snort, Giggle... Jon and Kate + Hate

"More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse."

-Doug Larson

From For Ellipsis

From For Ellipsis

Opinions, Opinions... isn't it about time that Jon and Kate... went away?! Who do you believe? Jon? Kate? Both? Neither? Do you really care?



By the way, if you just can't stand not seeing Kate Gosselin every day, she will be co-hosting ABC's The View, on Monday and Tuesday of next week! Oh boy! I think I will watch The Price Is Right instead! LOL