Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Often times classical music gets transformed into rock. When this happens, and happens exceptionally well, my heart jumps that extra mile.
This guy here takes Pochelbel Canon in D to a whole new level. Check it out. He's amazing. And oddly enough (maybe it's just me) he does look a bit like Johanne Pochelbel, doesn't he?
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Hilerious Part From King Of Queens - For more amazing video clips, click here
Arthur Spooner Vs. Doug Heffernan - For more funny videos, click here
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Comic Books! on Tumblr writes: (Blooper) Bunny is an eight-minute Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Greg Ford and Terry Lennon, produced in 1991 by Warner Bros. Animation. Featuring the voice talents of Jeff Bergman and Gordon Hunt. The short is a parody of some of the specials produced for Bugs Bunny’s 50th anniversary the previous year. The short never received its intended theatrical release and was shelved for several years.
Thought this would be perfect for this Sunday morning as this whole past week has felt a bit like a comical blooper to me.
For more information, check out the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(Blooper)_Bunny
Monday, November 9, 2009
This video is called “Owl loves a good scratch”. I could almost not believe my eyes. Yes it does. Amazing! I had to share it with you guys right away!
I didn't know that people had pet owls, let alone that an owl would be so accepting to being a pet. I mean who does that sort of thing except zoos and living museums, and even then, you certainly don't expect them to think they are a cat or a dog. I'm flabbergasted and can't get enough. I wish I knew someone who had a pet owl so I could try this out. I'd get one of my own but first, it's illegal, and second, I don't fancy cleaning up their mess or feeding them what they prefer to eat, and third of all, if I let them go out hunting, my heart would hurt untill it came home safe and sound.
Now, I wonder which is better, having a girl owl as a pet or a boy owl. And what would you name him or her?
These women are having loads of fun with their new scarves. Yes, it seems that in Japan, these sell and they can be bought and are mimicked around the world. Interesting.
While "A Wonderland of Scarves" article is dedicated to women's scarves, you won't find scarves like these in there. But it is curious to think that people would enjoy these, and they're not the only ones.
My article will probably be expanded once cold weather catches up with us again, and I believe an article for men's scarves is warrented as well. I'll be sure to keep you all posted.
Just click on THIS LINK for entrance to the "other" Frieda Babbley blog article, with photos and link to our scarf gallery. Enjoy.
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Don't knock it till you've rocked it. Despite what you might be thinking, the Bee Gees are cool. Way cool. I'm willing to bet that your first instict, if you are familiar with them, gave your toes a wiggle and there was probably a moment of excitement surging through your body.
Over here in St. Louis, it's warm. Not much of a breeze. Perfectly sunny. Not a cloud in the sky. What leaves are left after neighbors have scrupulously raked their lawns to green, beg to be walked on, crunched underfoot till a dance ensues.
Perfect for some good ol' days Bee Gees tunes.
AND YOU THOUGHT THEY WERE JUST DISCO.
WELL, I LOVE THEM FOR THAT TOO...
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thinking you've got troubles? Can't sleep? Having a bad day? Pains and aches getting you down? A song a day might do you a world of good, depending on the song. A good dose of humor could certainly let your troubles glide. Combine humor with song and dance, and at least for a few moments you've got a bit of happy.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Let me tell you people, this video you're about to see has a lot to say. Seriously. Not only that, but it's sarcasm at it's finest... or is it?
The title: Something Terrible is Happening.
What's it about: Insurance Companies.
It's on Will Ferrell's Website "Funny or Die." But I found this on You Tube this morning.
See why insurance companies really need our support.
Mind you, you may be on this side of the coin:
Thank you and have a thoughtful day.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Greetings friends and readers. Hope all finds you well. We have fallen back so I have saved myself an hours time though I must say it certainly doesn't feel that way. In the morning when the sun is out I will be happy as a clam with a belly full of pearl. Would a clam be happy in such a situation? Well, the finder would be I'm sure.
I've been rather enamored of the soft blues this fall. I'm really not sure why. Especially when mixed with other soft hues of purples and oranges and reds and greens and the like. So as my mood struck me, you'll all notice a fresh and relaxing if not thoughtfully stimulating new layout. I hope you like.
As most of you know, I like to share some of my favorite blogs with my readers. There are a couple that have gone private since my last update. I'm rather sad about this, but alas. At any rate, if you would all scroll below the posts, you'll find a listing of some of my favorite blogs to visit for one reason or another. Please feel free to check them out, and comment if you like. The order in which I have placed them is based on most recent posting. If the blog includes a photo that was placed at the time of first posting, you'll see a thumbnail beside it. Rather nice when that happens.
I'm always open to suggestions of blogs I may enjoy. Big thanks to Jama Genie for spreading the word now and again about blogs she enjoys. I've come across many a lovely blog because of her features. Thanks much Jama!
You'll also notice that my posts here on blogspot are not as often as they normally would be. I'm trying to make the transition to my new place at Eye on Life magazine. I get torn more often than I'd like and end up writing nothing for no one. That will hopefully soon change here and I will be a more frequent writer. Please check back for updates. I'll try to link to posts or add rss feeds. If you don't want to miss out, you can also follow me on twitter or become a free member of eye on life for e-mailed updates. Any questions, please feel free to ask here, via e-mail, or check the FAQ pages for member information.
Last but not least, if anyone would like to donate an article or story to Eye On Life, please do let me know or for more information visit the FAQ pages.
Hope you all are having a groovy great day. Thanks for reading and commenting.
Cafe au lait and tea cakes,
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
One of my most favorite bloggers Pinkpackrat has posted a most wonderful video on her blog Pinkpackrat at Play. I have to say that this is truly one of the most relaxing pieces I've ever heard. It makes me feel like everything around me is perfect. It slows my breathing. It makes me feel like buying flowers and doing something small but special for myself. Taking a nap to this would be so amazing. I'd feel so refreshed and beautiful. Give it a listen, click on the link above... Enjoy.
PS You can also visit Pinkpackrat at Hamburgers and Politics on Eye On Life online magazine - yes, up and running now folks so please go have a look. And you can also find her at Political Packrat on blogspot.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Years a go, not too many, we came across a song that shocked us a bit. It was rather risque to say the least, especially considering its age. It's a vintage piece, we know that, before 1950. Who it's by, we couldn't say. How popular was it? We couldn't say either. We loved it enough to grab it off wherever it was we heard it from and kept it safe and sound.
A few years went by and the thought of this song wandered into our heads. We finally found it again. Listened over and over. And tubeontime, as he's known on YouTube, decided to make a video out of it.
Now here's the question... Do you know what this wonderful indoor sport is?
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Sinister Scientist that tried his best to outwit James Bond, died at the age of 91. A ripe old age I'd say. We loved to hate him. He did have that certain je ne sais qua. But he was no mystery man, now, was he.
I am of course speaking of Joseph Wiseman, who among other things was notable not only for his exquisite role as Dr. No, but also as Dr. Adler in the 1986 film Seize the Day, Uncle Benjy in The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, and Fenando Aguirre in Viva Zapata. You've not only seen him in a variety of films, but on television as well (mostly in the 80's). Dr. Albet Tessa On Magnum, P.I.: Birdman of Budapest (1983) And yes, theatre was also a love of his life and he graced the stage there as well. For a complete list click HERE.
Wiseman worked with such greats as Marlon Brando, Sean Connery, Lillian Gish, Audrey Hepburn, Richard Dreyfuss. The list goes on and on.
One could say he lived an exciting life amongs exciting people. He may not have been "the star" in ever role, but would Dr. No, for example, be the same without him? His roles were critical roles, despite their size and yes, he was amazing.
And now, without further ado, let's see this man in action, shall we?
Joseph Wiseman as Paul Radin, Millionaire, in... The Twilight Zone
Saturday, October 17, 2009
TODAY I'M FINDING MYSELF CRAVING A DELICACY LIKE NO OTHER.
CREAMY (did I mention that?)
SO TEMPTING ON A DAY LIKE TODAY.
Interesting use for Chocolate...
Thursday, October 15, 2009
So Miley Cyrus seems to be one of the many who probably could have utilized Twitter to her advantage a opposed to her disadvantage. Instead of turning her Twitter life around, Miley Cyrus has instead decided to leave. Yes, Miss Cyrus is leaving Twitter behind.
Good news? Bad news? Who cares news? Whichever way you want to look at it, the fact remains, she's through with Twitter. Will she be back? Who knows? One thing is for sure, Miley could have used Twitter to her advantage and she still can... if she's willing.
Many people think that twitter is about sharing when you brush your teeth and other menial thoughts and actions of ones every day life condensed into bite-sized morsels. BORING! And yeah, who really cares, overall? The people that this kinds of stuff matters to you could call on the phone. You could even blog about it. Take this in point: Good-bye Twitter (seriously... who cares?)--embedding is disabled on this video, so if you want to see it, you'll need to click on the link and it will take you to the video in another window. The maker of this video has a very good point and supports my view on this what to twitter about issue. And think about it, how much room does twitter leave anyone for expansion or explanation on anything!
Twitter is about making connections and sharing great articles and supporting positions on things that matter to you most. It's about discovering the online world in a way that isn't currently possible in any other instant gratification forum. You can twitter your blogs that talk about pimples if you like. You can twitter or re twitter other people's blogs about their pimples and what they're doing with Noah. But quite frankly, Twitter is not the place to just be saying you're picking your pimples... especially if you're a superstar. Twitter has its uses and very good ones too.
Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of Miley Cyrus. I loved her last movie. I enjoy most of her music. Her show is fun to watch. I must make this clear. I am NOT bashing Miley Cyrus' entertainment value. And truth be told she is most lucky for the great entertainers that she has grown up with like her Dad and Dolly Parton, just to name two of the many. I mean how lucky is that to be able to sing with and be sung to by that most awesome gal, Dolly!? But Miley is young yet. And hopes are that all those icons I've grown to love and respect, those iconic figures she has had at her fingertips her whole life, will help guide her through these teenage and early twenties years of hers; cause those years are NOT easy. Miley is trying to find herself in a world of billions. That's not easy for a "nobody" let alone a persona of her stature.
I'm thinking though that these greats should really be teaching her a thing or two about the real Twitter; to at least find someone that will. And I do mean the Beneficial Twitter. The Twitter that she could be using to promote herself and others with, to talk about the wonderful volunteer and charity work she's involved with every week, to get other people involved in helping others, or to give venues of great entertainment value that aren't personal.
No, my advice to Miley is to use this opportunity to her benefit. She's an actress for god's sakes. It can't be that hard to switch gears and contain herself for like two minutes out of her day and share the things that matter to her most in this society. Leave the paparazzi and the gossipers no choice but to report what's there, and not what isn't.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Well, that was fast. The news is final. Rush Limbaugh has been dropped from the group that is set to buy The Rams. He was a bad business move, apparently. Ya think?! Wat worries me is the fact they this group included him in the first place. I still have no faith in them. Now they need to find a replacement for Limbaugh and of course Limbaugh's money. (FRIEDA BABBLEY: Rush to buy Rams?)
On the bright side, I won't have to hear Rush's name around town in correlation to The Rams. Soooo... it's time to take a nice relax, alone or with some friends. Yes, some Jazz is in order.
This evening, Winston "Mankunku" Ngozi is featured. A Cape Town South African Jazz musician influenced by the great John Coltrane and so many other favorites.
Here are some perfect pieces by the cloth-capped man himself, Winston "Mankunku" Ngozi. And a link to a wonderfully written tribute article by a good HubPages friend of mine, from Cape Town South Africa, Tony Mac, who got to personally listen to this legend's smooth jazz sounds in his home town. Winston "Mankunku" Ngozi died yesterday at the age of 66. Have a read while you listen: The bellowing horn is stilled â�� farewell Mankunku
Suffering from foot odor? Dr. Oz had some interesting solutions on his show today.
Apparently there are 3 Ss to foot odor: Sweat, Socks, Shoes. (Na-Dah)
No, my feet are fresh. They smell fresh as a summer breeze, spring roses, soft lavender... But many people, including a child of mine, suffer from stink foot; some worse than others.
What to do, what to do. Here are some excellent tips:
Alum is an ix-nayer of foot odor. Dr. Oz recommends using an antiperspirant (not deodorant) with alum, or medicated moisture control pads with alum. This sucks big time, because alum is NOT good for you! It is said that it links to Alzheimer's. At any rate, no matter what info you use to support or not support this information about the yuckies of alum, I refuse to use anything that has alum as an ingredient.
A tea bath is another option, and one I'd me more likely to use. Make a big foot bath of tea and soak every day for a week and taper off. My suggestion here is to use chamomile tea. Make it strong. Soak soak soak. Chamomile tea kills germs. It acts as an antibiotic (one of the reasons you don't want to drink chamomile with other foods or medications, but this wonderful thing is another blog).
Dr. Oz says to wear cotton socks. My input on this is... definitely. And go even further, go organic. Organic cottons are your best bet.
Other tips from me:
1. Let your feet breathe.
2. Wash your feet as often as possible and be sure they are rinsed well.
3. Make sure your shoes are made from natural materials! Just like your socks, your shoes should also be as natural and breathable as possible.
4. Use a deodorant crystal on your feet after you bath and rest your feet before you start using them. This works. (My daughter attests to that.)
Photo found at a The Anthology from the post After.
Rush Limbaugh to buy the St. Louis Rams? Are you kidding me? Is this a joke? There is absolutely NO way. If this is true I don't know what I'm going to do with myelf. Seriously. If this ever happens St. Louis will be tainted to me. In a big way. Strong words coming from me, Frieda Babbley? Yes. Holy Toledo! Roger Goodell, commissioner, does not want Rush to be in charge of the Rams; especially not after his poo pooing one of our players years ago. I agree. Stick to your guns Roger! Don't let this happen!
Apparently Rush is in a group which includes Dave Checkins owner of the Blues (who used to be part of St. Louis' Ice Hockey team). Thanks much Dave. Please. Blagh!
For more information about this terrible topic, check out the following links:
Business World Online - http://www.bworldonline.com/BW101509/content.php?id=175
Bleacher Report - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/271827-st-louis-rams-can-it-get-any-worse
Loss Angeles Times - http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-random11-2009oct11,0,6499393.story
Ball Hype - http://ballhype.com/story/arsenal-and-rush-limbaugh/
PS. If I misspelled any names it's cause I'm so mad.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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This is not my guy, he's too shy to
have his photo posted to my blog.
So I thought I'd offer some eye candy
that would replace a fetish of mine
for a possible fetish of yours. ;)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Just a guy and his sister. Raw, hard, and beyond awesome. An all the way up volume love afair between my ears and my soul... This may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I am in love with this group and am compelled to turn up the volume on my stereo every time I hear any of thier songs. And yes, you can even find a bit of Bob Dylan in some of them. They're definitely influenced by the best of the best.
Unfortunately, this guy seems to have dropped his sister after hitting it big with a song on the latest James Bond movie. Will he ever be quite as cool? I don't know.
But I do know that his and his sister's previous concoction, White Stripes, is rock that stands ground with the likes of Jimmy Hendrix, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, and any fine and raw rock or punk you could list that catches your soul on fire and brings the trash to the table. And I also know, that if I was a drummer, I'd be rocking out just like her, just as hard, just as raw, just as crashing as it could ever be. (How the heck she looks so calm, though, is beyond me.)
This is the live version, not the original. The original is longer and even cooler than this.
Something a bit... softer?
White Stripes bonus video. "Blue Orchid" - check out her shoes!!! :
"His" new band.
I know, I know... I'm groovin'. But I miss the sis and that raw sound.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
For a long time now I have been completely enamorate of Nouvelle Vague. Their sound really takes me places. From covers to originals, they have a unique sound that really does it for me, makes me want to get all dressed up, sing, dance, and fly a little bit. I ran across them on MySpace and had to fan them right away when I did.
Today, I have been napping. Oh, sure, I may have woken up from a dream, that I could turn into a novel,by two children smacking my head to resolve a fight and two other coming in to argue so that I could chose which one was in the right (and thus my favorite - a game I did not play by the way), but no matter. Today I did promice to think about myself. And this fits the mood.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
A fellow writer responded to my latest poem on HubPages, "never deny me honesty". I'd not run across him before and so decided to click on his profile pic to see what types of things he wrote (his comment was right on the mark, which captured my interest right away).
Much to my surprise, or perhaps not so much, the first article I clicked into was a poem. The premise? What if each of us were a page in a book. The alliteration was so fantastic and I was so struck by the thought of his words, that I had to share.
So if you get a chance, do go read this wonderful poem and come back and let me know what you think of the idea. His hub is called Let Us Be a Book.
Monday, August 10, 2009
I'm thinking today of all the kinds of breathing, the sounds, the emotions, the temperatures, that come from breathing.
There's calm breathing. Breathing in the ocean wind. Breathing in the big Montana air. Heated breathing. Breathing to cool yourself. Breathing to calm yourself. Breathing after a moment of passion.
Here are some videos I came across. perhaps one will catch YOUR breath.
Got any breathe videos to share? Share them in the comments. We'd love to hear what you come up with.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
And, it was clean.
The salesman at Sears tried to sell me something else, anything else, "This one has these talents. This one is younger..." but I refused. I stayed loyal and true; I got a replica, one just like my friend's, with matching dryer. They were on sale to boot, so you can image my pleasure when the adoption came through and I got to bring them home.
I knew I'd made the right choice. Never a problem. In fact, when the time came for a checkup, the maintenance man was shocked at how healthy my Washer and Dryer were. Dryer was in especially good shape. It was noticeable that I am one of those people who scrub the dryer filter clean after each load. There would be no fires started in my baby. No sir.
Now you would think, reading this, that there are no issues to be had with such perfect appliances and such a perfect caretaker. But, I'm sorry...
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW IN THE HECK A WASHING MACHINE CAN GET DIRTY INSIDE THE RIM WHEN IT'S WHOLE PURPOSE IS TO CLEAN THINGS AND THE LID IS NEVER LEFT OPEN?!!!!!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I hope this works, it's the first time I'm using my link to this option.
Okay, so , you may or may not remember my issue with the Prince of Nigeria. And Mr. Ban Ki-moon's apologies. FRIEDA BABBLEY: Mr. Ban Ki-moon sends his apologies and a nice compensation package.
Well, in the comments section of Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Jama Genie shares that she's previously won a British lottery. I reply that I have not been so lucky as to have won that lottery at all (let alone any lottery).
But what should I find in my mailbox recently?
I AM A WINNER!
Check it out:
DEAR WINNER: Congratulation!!!! your email contact has
won the sum of 5 million pounds in the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY online
promotion award, please contact for claims with the details
REV EMMANUEL LOISEAU CONTACT
MRS MARY JONES
Now if this isn't just the bees knees, I don't know what is.
To find out about the lottery winner featured in the photo of this post, go to : http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article268346.ece
On one of my hubs on hubpages, I noticed that some of the traffic came from Hootsuite. Curious, I cliked in to check it out.
It's a twitter suite and it is awesome!
I use tweet deck. I've found it limited, but at least I culd retweet, something I really like to do as I follow some wonderful people who find or make the coolest articles, photos, and info. But I like categories! I love categories! It's one of the reasons why I love computers so much.
HootSuite lets you categorize. Boy does it let you categorize. Groups. Keywords. Etc. It also lets you check stats for your tweets, retweets; either individually or as a whole, or by groups.
Have a blog or blogs? It'll tweet for you.
Have multiple accts? View them all at once if you like. Tweet from more than one at a time if you like.
Want or need multiple editors? This is possible too.
Anyway, I thought I'd let you guys check out the video they provide. I'll include a link to HootSuite at the end.
Now I haven't tried it myself yet, I thought I'd post this blog post first, but I'm on my way to do so now!
Link to HootSuite now by clicking here: http://hootsuite.com/
Friday, July 31, 2009
Didn't get lost.
Didn't forget about you.
My internet connection is.......
MAKING ME SCREAM!!!!!!
Unfortunately for a week now I'm having issues with my internet. One last thing to try before I start to cry really really hard.
My deepest apologies for not reading and commenting on everyone's fantastic blog posts and hubs. I miss you guys.
Hope to be back online ASAP.
Alas, but not alack, for when things hit rock bottom, they can only go up (my computer better be listening to this!!!!)
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
"While searching for just the right music to accompany a planned Peanuts television documentary, Lee Mendelson (the producer of the special) heard a single version of "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" by Vince Guaraldi's trio on the radio while traveling in a taxicab on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. Mendelson contacted Ralph J. Gleason, jazz columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and was put in touch with Guaraldi. He proposed that Guaraldi score the upcoming Peanuts Christmas special and Guaraldi enthusiastically took the job, performing a version of what became "Linus and Lucy" over the phone two weeks later. The soundtrack was recorded by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, whose other members were bassist Fred Marshall (who later married Bev Bivens of the folk-rock group We Five) and drummer Jerry Granelli. Guaraldi went on to compose scores for sixteen Peanuts television specials and the documentary A Boy Named Charlie Brown. Click here for more info."
And of course there's one of the all time favorites from the Christmas special, here played by Vince himself... on guitar!
I found this interesting related info: The Eric Mintel Quarted (or EMQ) performs the music of Vince Guaraldi, while Peanuts specials play on the big screen. For more info go to http://www.ericmintelquartet.com/charliebrown.html
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