Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Long Day

I used to make these type of posts a lot more, just about what was going on in my day, nothing earth shattering, but lately it seems that every post has to be about something.  I kind of like making these type of posts.  Today has been a long day, first I had to get three weeks of posts up for Voices to hear so they can drop every day that I'm traveling.  And than just get other things ready for the trip, tomorrow night I work late so I won't have time to get much ready.   Than tonight I went downtown New Orleans to see some great music, Amanda Shaw, Shannon McNally, Little Band of Gold and Theresa Andersson.  More of that on Voices to hear.  And now I"m back home typing still.  Need to go to bed sleep soon.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Getting ready to hit the road this weekend.  I have to travel to two other stores, one near Nashville and the other in Chattanooga in the coming weeks and at the end I'm hoping to take the last week as a vacation and go see my Mom near Memphis.  It's strange that all my traveling is being done in Tennessee during these three weeks.  Honestly I got more than my share of traveling when I worked for Service Merchandise and spent a year and some change traveling to different stores and spending very little time in my own bed.  Some people like to travel, and it's not that I don't like to travel, but when I do so for work, it's not much more than work and a hotel room, so to me it's really not that much traveling.  But the whole point of this overly long preamble was to tell everyone that if I'm not on here for the next three weeks it's not because I've been kidnapped by aliens or anything else drastic, it's just that I'm on the road and can't find a place to connect the laptop to.  And a side note to all this:  for those who have been reading this blog for any length of time knows May has not been a good month for me in the last few years.  I seem to end up in the hospital for one reason or another.  I'm thinking that it has something to do with the building I work in, it doesn't want me there for May, so this year instead of sending me to the hospital it's sending me traveling.  At least that's what I'm telling myself, because I don't want to end up in the hospital while traveling.

So check on me now and than, I'm going to try to post when I can....

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Changes by Jim Butcher

I just finished reading the latest Harry Dresden novel.  All I'll say is that it lives up to its title.  I don't want to give anything away, but it was a very good read.  If I had any complaint and it's really not one is that because of the nature of the book a lot of the humor that is part of a Harry Dresden novel was missing.  A very small nit to pick.  I liked it a lot.  I'm waiting to see what Travis thought of it, let me know Trav.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Coming Soon To A Blog Near You

(Better Late Than Never)
Welcome to the 7th launch of BlogBlast For Peace aka Dona Nobis Pacem in the blogosphere. It's inception began in 2006 with one single post and a cry for peace in our world.
A small group of bloggers answered that challenge and it began to spread across the internet in ways that humble me still. It reaches across political lines and religious creeds, abides in corners of unrest and places of hope, gives voice to individual beliefs and promotes tolerance for diversity. It celebrates the genius in each one of us, found in sparkling conversations of passionate pleas for change in the earth. It is that hope for change that motivates us.

It was the Internet's first ever online movement of its kind to invite bloggers to post the same message on the same day. From blog to blog it has moved and continues to grow. We have been amazed to see the power and passion shown each year displayed on pages across the world. We visit each other with our prayers and scribbles, prose and poetry, art and angst, heart and hilarity - and we are moved by it. From one post to thousands of others in fifty countries and almost every state in the United States, something rare and wonderful happens on BlogBlast For Peace day.
I am privileged to witness it.
I invite you to experience it.
It's time.
Join us!

November 4, 2010
Bloggers from all across the globe
will blog for peace. 

We will speak with one voice.
One subject.
One day. 

How To Get Your Peace Globe 2010 Here's how to do it in 4 easy steps!

1. Choose one of the Peace Globe designs shown on this page. Right CLICK and SAVE in JPG format.

2. Sign the globe using Paint, Photoshop or a similar graphics tool. Decorate the globe anyway you wish. You can even include the name of your blog. Click 
here for thousands of inspiring examples from previous BlogBlasts.

3. Return the peace globe to me via email ~ 
blogblastforpeace at and sign the Mr. Linky below. Leave a comment and your blog's name and url in the Mr. Linky so that we can visit each other.
Your submission will be numbered and dated in the 
official gallery with a link back to your post and a permanent spot on the Official BlogBlast For Peace website.
4. On November 4,2010 DISPLAY YOUR GLOBE IN A POST on your blog, FACEBOOK WALL and TWEET IT!
Title your post "Dona Nobis Pacem" - Latin for Grant Us Peace. This is important. The goal is for all blog post titles to say the same thing on the same day. Write about peace that day or simply fly your globe. Come back here and sign your name again once you've posted your own globe.
Need ideas and inspiration? Go toBlogBlast For to see the gallery of thousands of peace globes and posts from 50 countries already submitted and numbered. If you'd like to read about the history of this movement, go here.

You can also find us on.... 
Join the Peace TWIBE 
Bloggers Unite group IPEACE Group

What should you do while you're planning what to write and create?
1. Post this badge on your site and Facebook pages to promote. Or feel free to use it as your globe on November 4th. Just grab the code below.
November 4, 2010 

2. Become a Peace Globe Worker Bee.
This organization of busy helpers and dedicated peace bloggers began in 2009. The concept was created by 
this man and taken up by a growing number of bloggers with a passion for peace and this movement. Read "You See There Were These Bees...." to find out how the bzzzzzzz started bzzzzzzzing. Any one of the bloggers mentioned in that post or who commented on that post are ready and willing to assist you.
What does a PGWB do? Many of you already do the following actions that define a Peace Globe Worker Bee: Spreading the word, posting the date, flying the Blog Blast banner, offering assistance to anyone who needs help making a Globe, or directing bloggers to one of the sites where they can find out more about the movement. Please take the bee badge with you too! We want to see the peace bzzzzz everywhere! We appreciate all you are doing already to spread the word.

this post every chance you get until November 4th, 2010.

This is what has gone before.
I can't wait to see what you do with this movement in 2010.

Papa's Marbles ~ How It All Began
The Silence Of Peace
BlogBlast For Peace #1
BlogBlast For Peace #2 June 2007
BlogBlast For Peace #3 November 2007
BlogBlast For Peace #4 June 2008 
BlogBlast For Peace #5 November 6, 2008
BlogBlast For Peace #6 November 5, 2009 

If words are powerful....then this matters.
Join us! 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Checking In On Lost

Ok, does anyone understand what's going on?  I'm more confused every episode, even as they tell us more they leave us with more questions.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining.  I'm loving it.  Each episode now gives us those WTF moments.  I just wonder how they're going to tie all this up.  And I can't wait.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sitting on a bench facing the Mississippi River, waiting for the music to start. Can't ask for a better day.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Tired But Feeling Great

Last year was a year sorely missing in the amount of live music I attended.  I'm not sure why, but for me there was little in the way of live music.  After spending the day at the French Quarter Fest I have to wonder why.  I have to make sure this year I get out to as much live music as I can.  There's just a feeling that comes over me when I'm listening to a musician sing live, all my troubles and problems are forgotten at least for the time being and it's the next best thing to being transported to anther world.  Saying that I have to admit that I am exhausted right now, I hopped around from stage to stage for most of the day before settling in for the long haul with Brian Stolz and Anders Osborne.  I'll post more and plan to do a lot more on Voices to hear (and pics)!  For now I'm going to bed.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Did You Get An Ipad?

I'm still on the fence about getting an Ipad.  Almost got one today, but decided to hold off.  I've heard that there are long lines and people sleeping over night to get first crack at the Ipads, but today I just happened to walk into Best Buy and there was no one even looking at them.  They told me they had a bunch of people when they first opened, but by ten it was clear.  I left and actually went back later in the day, around five and there was people looking at the Ipads.  The store itself was very busy, which probably was why I ended up not buying an Ipad, I couldn't get anyone to help me, so I looked for a bit and than left.

They look pretty cool.  I may end up buying one soon and than I might just hold off.  I'm not sure at the moment, still trying to make up my mind.  Anyone get one yet?  If you did how do you like it?

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