September 6, 2012
art, awards, Blog, Blog award, great blogs, Nomination, photography, WordPress
Thank you so much Gman for this “lovely” nomination. I have been watching your site ever since I started my blog in August 2012. You blow my mind! For those of you who have not yet visited the Gman, you can find him at, http://thebatamonblog.wordpress.com/. Although The Gman is only 12, he is incredibly talented; he draws, photographs, writes poetry, and is even writing a book. I just know he’s going to be famous one day.
I am following quite an eclectic group of blogs myself…hence the Gman. Some areas that I am very interested in are photography, art, humor, mental health, family. The amount of talent present in this world is infinite and I am enjoying mysneek previews into this amazing and every changing gallery.
Some of the blogs I follow religiously deal with mental health issues and may not be appropriate to nominate in this case…so please do not feel unloved. I do avidly follow many others that as soon as a new post comes into my mail box, I just have to have a peek. I’m also amazed at how humble these people are about their talents. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do myself.
Thanks again GMan!
Seven Random Things About Myself:
- I started singing lessons a year ago.
- I am a single Mum with four children (all boys)
- I’m 44.
- I was a Jillaroo for four years (female version of Jackaroo/Cowboy)
- I studied Horse Breaking and Artifical Insemination.
- I can use a chainsaw and slaughter and butcher a sheep. (necessary Jillaroo skills)
- I love to dance (mostly Salsa).
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Thank the person who nominated you.
Nominate 15 other people, and let them know you have done so.
August 30, 2012
Blog, Clown, competition, great blogs, humor, Judgment of Solomon, laugh out loud, Le Clown, Mental health, Ruby Tuesday
I discovered a competition today on a very funny site this mornning. I have entered with a poem but after entering went into the blogs of a few other entrants. One in particular that I found was http://mywonderfulabnormalmind.com/ by Ruby Tuesday. After reading her blog, which is amazing as well as selfless, I lost my competitive desire. It made me think of this story which I saw in a movie when I was younger. (see below). I don’t want to cut the baby in half!
The great thing about this competition though is that, first of all, le Clown’s site is hilarious http://clownonfire.wordpress.com/ and hugely worth a read and that secondly, I am excited to be introduced to his community of eclectic blogging friends. I also found that Le Clown’s alter ego, “Eric the Blogger”, is a kind and compassionate man, which I have experienced first hand. This is also evident from his obvious support of many great blogs relating to “Mental Health and Awareness”, as well as the quirky, poetic, kooky…you name it but it is all “quality”.
If you haven’t been there already, I think you’ll be happy for the “heads up”.
Here is the Story of the:
Judgment of Solomon
The story is recounted in 1Kings 3:16-28. Two young women who lived in the same house and who both had an infant son came to Solomon for a judgement. One of the women claimed that the other, after accidentally smothering her own son while sleeping, had exchanged the two children to make it appear that the living child was hers. The other woman denied this and so both women claimed to be the mother of the living son and said that the dead boy belonged to the other.
After some deliberation, King Solomon called for a sword to be brought before him. He declared that there is only one fair solution: the live son must be split in two, each woman receiving half of the child. Upon hearing this terrible verdict, the boy’s true mother cried out, “Please, My Lord, give her the live child—do not kill him!” However, the liar, in her bitter jealousy, exclaimed, “It shall be neither mine nor yours—divide it!” Solomon instantly gave the live baby to the real mother, realizing that the true mother’s instincts were to protect her child, while the liar revealed that she did not truly love the child. The reputation of the king greatly increased when all the people of Israel heard of this wise judgment. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judgment_of_Solomon