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
Thursday, July 9, 2009
- cut lime in half
- place cut sides up
- crush lime and sugar with a pestile until sugar is disolved
- wet rim of glass
- lightly press or roll rim into sugar until coated.
- place muddled lime and sugar mixture in glass
- fill glass almost to the top with ice
- fill glass with Cachaça
For more on Brazil, home of the Samba, check out http://hubpages.com/_friedarecommends/hub/Why-I-love-all-things-Brazil-and-brazillian
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Intrigued with air balloons since he was about forty years of age, Count von Zeppelin took it upon himself to learn as much as possible from professors in America. Balloons, for those of you who don't know (I didn't) were used at the time of the American Civil War. They had balloon camps that were off limits to regular folk. Military only, I believe. It was not until 1909 that they were allowed to be used by civilians.
That did not stop him, he found people to teach him all they knew regardless. But it was not the balloons that Count von Zeppelin was so keen on as he was the idea of guideable balloons.
You know what they say, when there's a will there's a way. Count von Zeppelin may not have been lucky enough to ever see a successful Zeppelin flight in his lifetime, but he had much backing from donations, to lotteries, to other funds and colleagues who contributed their monies and dedicated work to the Zeppelin Foundation.
Unfortunately, Zeppelin had to die dreaming and hoping that one day, his theory would be a success. It took a while, but it did finally happen. Zeppelin died in 1917, just before WWI. Once the Treaty of Versailles (which caused a hault to "zeppelening") was no more, his successor, Hugo Eckener, who resurrected the Zeppelin project and made all of Count von Zeppelin's dreams come true.
In honor of Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, I believe some LED ZEPPELIN is in order. And yes, they're right up there with Pink Floyd in my book! Way up at the top. Enjoy...
for more information on Led Zeppelin and how the band's name possibly came about, visit http://www.solarnavigator.net/music/led_zeppelin.htm
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Okay, some of you may remember my sharing with you of a letter via e-mail which I received a while back: Dear God Could This Be For Real? Well, apparently... I was scammed! Yes! It's true! It was a scam!
I had no idea that reading that e-mail would constitute being scammed, but apparently so. Who knew?
I have wonderful news! A kindly gentleman in Africa by the name of Mr. Ban Ki-moon has been gracious enough to inform me of a nice compensation package that the United Nations has put together for me. Yes, little old me.
It's quite a package, may I add. I'll have money left over. I can finally pay off my house, my bills, buy some environmentally friendly vehicles that seat eight, I can go on vacation, I can take friends out to lunch, I can buy some underwear and bras and maybe some really cool outfits. The possibilities for me are endless.
All I have to say is, thank goodness I don't have to go to the slammer for anything. And... here is one prime example of how it pays to be scammed. Not to mention the fact that you don't need to be edumicated good to be in with the higher ups - though perhaps I shall use some of my small fortune to help educate my Mr. Ban Ki-Moon. )
Now, I hope you all will excuse me, I have some personal information to share with a Mr. Jim Ovia. (Crazy names these people have.)
UNITED NATIONS / WORLD BANK COMPENSATION UNIT.Our Ref:
Attention: My good friend, How are you today?
Hope all is well with you and
family?, You may not understand why this mail
came to you. We have been having a
meeting for the past 7 months which just
ended Few days ago with the secretary
to the UNITED NATIONS. This email is
to all the people that have been scammed in
any part of the world, the
UNITED NATIONS IN Affiliation with WORLD BANK have
agreed to compensate them
with the sum of US$ 500,000.00.
This includes every foreign
contractors that may have not received their
contract sum, and people that
have had an unfinished transaction or
international businesses that failed
due to Government problems etc. We found
your name in the list of those who
are to benefit from these compensation
exercise and that is why we are
contacting you, this have been agreed upon and
have been signed. You are advised to contact Mr Jim Ovia of our paying center in Africa, as he is our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your Cheque/ International Bank Draft of USD $500,000.00.
This funds are in a Bank Draft for security purpose ok?, so he will send it
to you and you can clear it in any bank of your choice. Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone number your correct mailing address where you want him to send the Draft to you. Contact Mr. Jim Ovia immediately for your Cheque at the given address below:
Bank Name: Zenith Bank
PERSON TO CONTACT: MR. JIM OVIA
I apologize on behalf of my organization for any delay you might have
encountered in receiving your fund in the past. Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hoping to hear from you as soon as you cash your Bank Draft. Making the world a better place.
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