“Big Bang” Thursday …..


~~April 10, 2014~~

I love this show!!!

It’s incredibly accurate, so funny and well done. In my area, the new episodes run on Thursdays. I wait eagerly for these new episodes. I think that I’m going to start a “Big Bang Thursday” series. May not be up to date … but I will look and see what I find. There are so many to choose from.

Whenever there’s nothing good to watch on TV (hardly ever happens, right?), there’s the many DVR’d episodes of “The Big Bang Theory” to choose from. They are hilarious and always manage to bring out hearty laughs from me. It doesn’t matter how many times you have seen the episode.

Let’s see where this takes me. 

There’s a fellow blogger who has this one going: “The Big Bang Bucket List Of A Buddhist Blogger” at : http://thelastofthemillenniums.wordpress.com/

Mine will be slightly different. The post devoted to the show.

~~Know the story behind it and meet the cast here~~

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/the-big-bang-theory-my-favorite-sit-com/

~~The Big Bang Theory Season 1: Bloopers~~

~~Published on Dec 19, 2013~~

A re-upload of The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Bloopers.

From The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Blu-Ray.

LAUGHTER is the best MEDICINE!! 

We ALL are ONE!!

Once upon a Gibbous Moon


Great start!!! Hooooowl!!

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I am sitting here deep in the night, my wolf is calling me. He wants to get out he wants to run, he wants to wander free.

His thoughts are roaming through my head, his fury makes me mad. His passion makes me laugh and cry, and crazy, foolish, sad.

Emotions are not this mans forte, by day they do not bloom. At night it is a different song at night there is the moon.

A howl, A cry a whispering. The moon is shining bright. A gibbous moon is all I need to see things in new light.

The moon is full in just four nights and I can’t hardly wait. Cause Full Moon is where I live, four nights I have to wait.

A werewolf that is what I’m called, They think I am insane and mad. Oh how I wish they walked with me and learn that I’m not bad.

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The Butterfly Light Award


This is a beautiful badge and acknowledgment!!! Very well deserved!! Will look beautiful in any blog spot!!

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butterfly-light-award Isn’t this beautiful?  Today I was awarded this badge by my friend, Don Charisma at http://doncharisma.org/2014/04/10/the-butterfly-light-award, the charismatic man who created my Angie’s Place logo.  He was awarded the badge by Belinda, at http://idiotwriting.wordpress.com/about.  Thanks Don.  This is beautiful, and cherished.  I’ve wanted to be one of your awardees for a long time now, so thanks for putting me on the list.

THE RULES:

1.    You must write an acceptance post, making sure you link back to the blogger who awarded you and thank them.  YOU MAY NOT lump this award in with other awards.

2.    You must individually name and re-award at least 1 or more blogger(s).  You must let them know either personally with a comment on their blog OR a pingback on their about page.

3.    You must link back to Belinda’s blog at http://idiotwriting.wordpress.com/about

4.    You must write a short paragraph titled either “How I’m Spreading…

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Gulf of Mexico wildlife still suffering from BP oil


Never learn lessons! Being insane is trying the same thing over and over expecting different results!! Sad …

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This video from the USA says about itself:

30 April 2010

The next victims of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could be the birds that depend on the region’s fertile shorelines, bayous and marshes. American Bird Conservancy‘s Michael Fry talks to Jorge Ribas about the situation.

From daily The Guardian in Britain:

Wildlife in Gulf of Mexico still suffering four years after BP oil spill: report

Environmental campaign group finds ongoing symptoms of oil exposure in 14 species – from oysters to dolphins

Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent

Wednesday 9 April 2014 15.54 BST

The BPoil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico caused dangerous after-effects to more than a dozen different animals from dolphins to oysters, a report from an environmental campaign group said on Tuesday.

Four years after the oil disaster, some 14 species showed symptoms of oil exposure, the report from…

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Just a thought … a deep one, at that!


~~April 10, 2014~~

Source and full credit: https://www.facebook.com/beginwithyes

We ALL are connected through this wonderful web we WEAVE!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

Barney Frank Blasts Uganda Over Anti-Gay Law


Someone important has said something!! Good ….. 🙂

Global Equality Today

Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Repost from the Washington Blade

Former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank on Wednesday blasted the Ugandan government over a law that imposes a life sentence upon anyone found guilty of repeated same-sex sexual acts.

The gay Democrat noted during a hearing the Tom Lantos Commission on Human Rights held on the World Bank and human rights at the U.S. Capitol that he was among the members of Congress who in 2000 supported debt forgiveness for Uganda under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative.

“One of the things that we were told by some leaders of some countries who have engaged in vicious persecution of people who share my sexual orientation [is] ‘stay out of [our] business; you have no right to tell us what to do,’” said Frank. “Uganda was not so angry about gay people intruding in their business when in 2000, along with three of my colleagues, I was…

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I’m an Angel!?

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I truly thank you for these wonderfully kind words you have used to describe me. This award is very well deserved by you!!! Hugs …..

Naked Nerves

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I hardly know where to begin with this new award. It’s hard for me to envision myself as an Angel. I’m so many people you see. I go back and forth from being such a nice guy to being a jerk and from being happy and bright to sad and depressed so often with my Bipolar disorder. It’s difficult to see myself as an angel in anyone’s eyes, but I am in Dr Rex’s sight and it brings tears to my eyes. I’m so grateful for this look at myself that is so hard to take in and yet feels so good to receive. I’ve talked a lot about Dr. Rex on my blogs and I still find new things to say. I encourage you to go to her blog at: https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/a-new-award-the-angel-award/ and read what she has to say about this award.

It’s a testament to her character that she…

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It’s raining ….. awards!!!


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~~April 10, 2014~~

As my good friend Patty, from http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/, frequently says, there is a shower of awards arriving at “It Is What It Is“.

It never ceases to amaze me.

It’s a wonderful feeling to feel that your “work” and message is appreciated. The real values of these awards, for me, is the knowledge, like I’ve said before, that there is “someone out there“. As one sits at the PC, it’s you, your keyboard, your monitor and your heart and soul. It can be lonely, if you look at it that way. You never know what is going to happen. One can only hope for the best.

The feedback that one receives is what makes the difference. It’s a confirmation that your goal has been attained.

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Today I’m combining five awards. They will be listed here and are available for any fellow blogger who wants to pick them up. There are no rules and no nominees. These are here for the taking.

Consider yourselves the champions of this blogosphere in which we interact.

We are all connected through this web we weave!

~~The awards are the following~~

SemperFiBlog

~~Nominated by Tazein~~

Semper Fidelis is Latin and means Always Loyal. Wolves have very strong ties with their pack. Like a family or a great group of friends.

This award stands for the loyalty and love between friends.

Dragon

~~Nominated by Holley …. http://chasingdestino.com/~~

What is “The Dragon’s Loyalty Award” anyway?

Vintage Book Fairy’s blog provided the answer.

“The Dragon’s Loyalty Award is for the loyal fan/commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just someone who follows and comments regularly.”

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From Angie …. http://kyangel17.com/

“One version has a caption that says “For Blogging Excellence”. This one doesn’t. It’s actually for the angels in my life.  And that means all of you who read my posts. So everyone who reads this stop by and pick one up.  No strings, no rules. You are all my angels, and I can’t name you all.  So I will probably just stop in at every blog and let you know it’s here. And feel free to pass it on to all your friends and followers. You can never have enough angels in your life.”

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From “Idealistic Rebel” …. http://idealisticrebel.wordpress.com/

It has German origins – the word “liebster” has several definitions: dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, welcome, sweetheart, beloved person, darling, dear, darling. More definitions: beloved, liked very much; affectionate, loving favorite, preferred above others; liked or loved above others.

From “Moorbey” …. http://moorbey.wordpress.com/

“When you consider nominating a fellow blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award, consider the quality of the writing, the uniqueness of the subjects covered, the level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page. Or, of course, the quality of the photographs and the level of love displayed in the taking of them.

Honor those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then.

And, have fun!”

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Anyway, today I’m bending the rules for these awards.

Anyone who stops at this post, feel free to take them and display them proudly in your blog. If you are here, you are:

A dear, versatile, beloved loyal friend who is one of the angels in my life!! 

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We ALL are connected through this web we WEAVE!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

~~We Are The Champions~~

(Instrumental Version)

~~Published on Apr 30, 2012~~

The Queen song “We Are The Champions” Instrumental Version performed for album “News Of The World” in 1977.

Jim McDonough ….. just heard about him!


~~April 10, 2014~~ 

~~Jim’s Story~~

 The youngest of four children, Jim McDonough was born in Monticello, Iowa (population: 3,600). When Jim was seven years old, his mother grew too busy to continue taking piano lessons, so Jim stepped in to fill the spot. And he discovered a talent and love for music that propelled him into a career as a professional musician.

But the road to success wasn’t without its detours. In eighth grade, an accident nearly ended his musical career. An upright piano fell and crushed three fingers on his right hand — and nearly crushed his dreams in the process. Jim emerged from two hours of surgery with pins in his fingers and tiny fractures across his hand. But throughout more than a year of physical therapy, Jim kept playing — with a cast on his right hand — and concentrated on improving his performance with his left hand.

Determined to play again, he devoted nearly every spare moment to working to get back the dexterity in his right hand. The rigorous rehearsing paid off, and in ninth grade, instead of a car, Jim bought a Steinway grand piano to celebrate how far he’d come.

 The night before Jim left for college, a friend who dabbled in recording asked if Jim would let him record a few songs. Jim pushed aside his suitcases and sat at the piano, plinking out a few favorite tunes.

He didn’t think of the impromptu recording session again – until his family visited him at school with the news that his tape was being sold all over his hometown of Monticello. Jim parlayed the success of that first tape into a second, holiday-themed tape.

Jim graduated from Wartburg College in Iowa with a degree in Music Education, and he took a job as band director for the senior high school in Waukon, Iowa. After a year, he was offered a position at a larger school in LaPorte City, Iowa, and found himself directing two concert bands, two jazz bands, and offering private lessons.

Thrilled to be involved with music, but unimpressed with the politics of teaching, Jim decided to pursue a non-musical career — as long as he could continue playing piano as a hobby. Jim’s sister, an air traffic controller, suggested he might want to look into her profession, and Jim’s interest was piqued.

After a six-month intensive training program in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Jim was stationed at the largest air traffic facility in the world, the Chicago facility that controls airspace over seven states. He had traded his piano keyboard for a computer keyboard, monitoring the flight patterns of hundreds of planes a day.

But the high-stress world of airplane traffic wasn’t filling the creative need that gnawed at Jim. “There was something missing,” he says.

Far from home — and from his beloved Steinway — Jim found himself spending his off-hours lingering at piano stores, pretending to be considering a purchase and playing as much as he could. “Music was what defined me, and I had given it up,” Jim says. “It was who I was, and it had almost entirely vanished from my life.”

In the summer of 2000, Jim was contacted about a job playing piano on a cruise ship. He auditioned — over the phone! — and was offered a two-week fill-in gig. The only catch: they needed someone immediately. Could he be on a plane at 6:30 the next morning? He decided that it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up, so he used his vacation from the air traffic center to give it a try. He loved every minute of it, and was quickly offered a full-time job on the largest cruise ship in the world.

 So, after two years as an air traffic controller, Jim decided to dive headfirst into playing piano professionally. For more than two years, he performed on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines in piano lounges, during cocktail hours, and in an 1,800-seat dining room. “I went from the most stressful job in the world — literally — to the least stressful job in the world,” he says.

 

~~SOURCES~~

https://www.pianofavorites.com/About-Jim.asp

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jim-McDonough/69797308450

https://www.pianofavorites.com/Performances.asp

~~Jim McDonough 2014 Spring Tour~~

~~Published on Feb 17, 2014~~

Iowa’s Own Pianist, Jim McDonough and his Orchestra will make a stop at the Elkader Opera House, Sunday, April 27, 2014

For a wonderful performance of “Bumble Boogie” click here:

~~Music for a Purpose~~

From his Christmas Concerts

Published on Dec 13, 2013

Wartburg Grad Jim McDonough uses his amazing piano playing talent to not only get the state ready for Christmas, but also to give back to his hometown.

We ALL are ONE!!