Monday, May 23, 2011

I Spent the Weekend on Jack

The Yellow Line is the Route We Took
 This is The Jack. It belongs to our friends Lee and Kathy Geist, they charter rides at the Alderbrook Resort in Union WA. This is their website  The Jack is a beautiful boat, if I ever had the opportunity to own a boat it would be one like The Jack. They keep The Jack in Shelton, and to bring it around it's a 16 hour ride. I took this picture in the Edmonds Marina.

We saw lots of porpous's, seals and sealions. Lee is very knowledgable about Puget Sound history and wildlife. He is really good at pointing things out and telling stories about them. When you go out with them, you always come back having learned something new. They are great hosts.

After we docked, we went up to Anthony's and had some appetizers, strange thing about the lounge in Anthony's, there is no view of the water or the marina. Design: Fail

 It's amazing to me how many mansions are on the coastline of Puget Sound. Hotel sized Mansions, perched atop the bluffs, most of them right at the edge, I'm sure they weren't at the edge when they were being built, but they are now, and there's nothing anybody can do about it.

I feel so relaxed today, and I still can feel the boat when I'm sitting. It's a good thing.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Product Review Time...

Bryton Pick Reusable, Size: 1I received these BrytonPick Floss in Seconds samples from In exchange for the picks I am supposed to give my objective opinion. They have not paid me for my opinion. But I'm happy to give it. Don't buy them. They were weird to get used to using, I had to look in the mirror for the first few times. They didn't get between my back teeth, and I sliced the hell out of my lip, these picks are a very thin metal and razor sharp. As much as I hate to use string floss, I've never put my lips in danger by using it. I reccomend you stay clear of BrytonPick Floss In Seconds.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

I Won Some Awards!!!!

I won two, count them, come on just do it, two awards from Quirks! How fun and exciting!! What do I have to do to keep them moving along, well, this, specifically...

1. Thank and link back to the person giving you the award. Done2. Share 7 things about yourself. Done
     1. I am not a dog groomer, but I just washed and cut all three of my dogs hair, and ummm it's uhhhh   artistic (which is my way of saying, looks a little crappy, but what are you going to do)
     2. I like Canadian Whisky
     3. I sing a mean "Funky Cold Medina" at Karaeoke
     4. Right now I'm supposed to be working at cutting back the ivy from the road, but I'm blogging instead.
     5. I'm going to zipline on my vacation this summer
     6. I really wanted James Durbin to win American Idol
     7. I'm a comment whore
3. Award 10-15 blogs you think deserve this award. Done
      HERE WE GO!! Congrats to you all, please accept both of them., she also has another page

Actually, ya know what, check out all the links over there to the right, I wouldn't follow these folks if they weren't worth my time. Oh except the last one, that's the crazy soon to be x son-in-law's bat shit crazy dad, and I just want to keep an eye on him.

4. Contact these bloggers and let them know about the award

Friday, May 13, 2011

Grimacing Maniacal Lemmings

I am not a speller, I try, I try so hard, but consonants and vowels never fall into the right place for me. I keep a blank word document up during the day and test my spelling skills on it before writing comments on other blogs or responding to emails where spell check is not available. I’m very self conscious about my lack of skills. The title of this post “Grimacing Maniacal Lemmings” was one of my spell check sheets from the other day. I think they probably look something like this. I’m pretty sure it would be like the rodent zombie apocalypse.
P.S That is John McCain's mouth, just in case you were wondering.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Free Blog Buttons for Donations to Tribal Blogs Kickstarter

Pledge the Tribal Blogs Kickstarter $10.00 or more between now and May 22nd, and I will make you a personal blog button with link back coding.
All you have to do is follow this link: once your pledge is done, forward the receipt to me along with the pictures you want to use and your blog address, I’ll take care of the rest and email your button back to you.
Not only will your pledge help Tribal Blogs, it will also give you two months or more of premium membership to Tribal Blogs. Tribal Blogs is a professional blog network for writers who want to take their blogs to the next level. Whether that be more traffic, better writing or monetization, the Tribal Blogs community will help you achieve your goals.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tribal Blogs Con. Kickstarter

Yesterday, Tribal Blogs launched Kickstarter to raise some funds for the upcoming Tribal Blogs Conference.

I know this post is a little long, longer than I normally write, but if you aren't a Tribal Blogs member you should read on and read all about it! It can only help you!

Jen says “If you aren't familiar with Kickstarter it is a website that provides a platform to get funding for projects, it provides a place to beg. The funding is all or nothing. We've set the goal at $500 because $500 is better than nothing and if we don't reach the goal we don't get anything. There are rewards for backers of projects and you can see them on the side bar. Many projects raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. It's all about word of mouth and getting the word out. I don't know if venture capitalists troll the page but I gotta think that if people could raise the funds by simply emailing their friends and family they would so clearly there are some backers out there that we don't know yet. We only have 19 days (they hold the funds for up to 14 days so we cut it short) so we really have to hit this hard right away.”

Here is how it works. People pledge an amount from $1 to $300+. Depending on the level they choose they get a reward. The rewards are good karma and membership to Tribal Blogs and tickets to the event. If we meet our goal then the backers get their credit card charged. If we don't meet our goal they don't and never will. When we meet our goal and the backers have paid then they get the reward. If someone sees this and wants membership to the site we can start it right away by sending them to the actual site. It's only 19 days I don't think that will happen but it might in the event anyone asks you.

You may be asking yourself, what is Tribal Blogs? Their website says:

Tribal Blogs is a professional blog network for writers who want to take their blogs to the next level. Whether that be more traffic, better writing or monetization, the Tribal Blogs community will help you achieve your goals.

Tribal Blogs was created by Jennifer Brown of Redhead Ranting. After spending many months using sites such as Entrecard and Adgitize she figured there had to be a better way to increase comments and traffic, meet other great writers, and improve her blog without spending 15 hours a day dropping cards. Jennifer wanted to get back to writing and that wasn’t possible using those networking sites.

Tribal Blogs is a group of writers who take their blogs seriously. They care about their readers and they work to polish their craft. They also know there is always something new to learn and they want to share that knowledge with other bloggers.

Tribal Blogs is a network, a tribe so to speak, of people who want to help others reach their blogging goals. There is no drama at Tribal Blogs, members are respectful and supportive.

I say what Tribal Blogs is NOT: A bunch of snobby blog eletists that are out for personal gain at all expense, they are also not against being helpful to anybody needing a hand. With your donation you will get a chance to see for yourself. What’s stopping you? Click this link now!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Quote of the Day

My friend Abby ( shared this quote with me today, it is very timely given the current events.

Thank you Abby

I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.-Martin Luther King, Jr

Monday, May 2, 2011

I Don't Go Looking for it, but Drama Finds Me! UPDATE!!!!

This update goes to this post about the dude that hid his gun in our yard.

Yesterday while doing yard work, I had to climb up a steep bank with clippers and Round-up to get a pesky blackberry vine that has been the bane of my existence for the last two summers. As I was looking for a hand hold so I didn't slip back down I found the gun! I didn't have a chance to take a picture of it before the police came and took it but it looked like this one. At first I thought it was a toy because the butt was chewed up like a dog had been chewing it, but then I saw the safety and knew it was real, it was really rusty and I carried it back down the hill with two fingers and my arm outstretched like it was stinky.