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Tin Roof Alley Poets Porch - Get Social => Today - Morning, Noon, and Night - across the miles and timezones => Topic started by: witt on May 10, 2004, 06:56 PM

Title: Today
Post by: witt on May 10, 2004, 06:56 PM
You are today where your thoughts have brought you.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on May 11, 2004, 10:54 PM
So today I am "METER"???  *giggles* cuz I've  been thinkin bout it alot!
Title: Today
Post by: Honestly on May 12, 2004, 11:12 AM
Welcome back...........Weaver.. .......we all have missed you.....glad to see you are back................
Title: Today
Post by: jd-mitchell on May 25, 2004, 10:37 PM
every day is another day that my dad is recovering from his stroke he suffered on Sunday
Title: Today
Post by: shinji_ikari on May 26, 2004, 01:07 AM
hiya, after a long hiadas, im back. (i dont know what that means, but i got back from deep within my mind) :Oo: anyways, i got a hole new line of poems, some inspired, some spirt of the moment, but i hope you will enjoy them.
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on May 26, 2004, 03:44 AM
I stepped deep within my mind once,  to the bottom of it actually. My toes were almost covered.  Anyway a  big and meaningful welcome back.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on July 17, 2003, 12:13 PM
suppose you woke up to ..today ..and all you could see was ..coming soon?



Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on February 20, 2004, 03:53 PM
PHEWWWWWWWWWWWWWW I got it off my pc but plz don't open any e-mail from anyone u don't know n even if u do know them n there is a zip file in it do not unzip it the bug is in the zip file
Title: Today
Post by: elise on February 20, 2004, 04:57 PM
Sunny, thanks so much for that valuable warning!!!!
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on May 07, 2004, 01:08 PM
Hey Everyone - It is weekend and Mother's Day Weekend at that ...smiles..  Disappointed - my mother was coming down for the weekend and plans got cancelled - pouts --

Good news is that we will once again attempt at having the Yak weekend social tonight at 9 PM est..

Hope you guys can come out and help support me - Shi is taking a break from chat and may not be there ..sighs --

So please try and stop by if you can make it for a bit -- Hoping to see you there!!! :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on April 23, 2004, 10:05 AM
Well crap -  did I miss the boat or what - I saw Google had some special graphic logo with a fish - but was thinking  - gee -- is there a Fish Day?.... So it seems a fellow Splasher pointed out that it was Earth Day yesterday... Well all I can say I did was water a couple of new leyland cypress trees just planted in the yard... Oh well there is always next year.

Well it is Friday once again - and the eve of another weekend - The weather here has been great all week - but we've jumped from winter's grasp straight into summer --- near 90F all week this week.  Where the heck are those crisp 70 F days of Spring with that fresh wind that creates just that perfect feel of a Spring hug?  

Oh well - best not complain -- it could always rain and hail - like it did in my dreams/nightmares last night ...smiles

Have a great day everyone!!!




Title: Today
Post by: Honestly on April 23, 2004, 11:21 AM
Hot Doggy!!!  Its Friday.......yeppi..... ..Rainy....here.....but that's ok.......looking forward to this nice weekend.......
Everyone!!! Have a great Day!!! and Weekend.......
Title: Today
Post by: elise on April 23, 2004, 11:22 AM
Yesterday was Earth Day?   Dang, i missed it too!
 :Oo:
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on April 23, 2004, 12:32 PM
Yes Elise - it was Earth Day -- guess we all should try and hug a tree today..giggles... - well perhaps I will try and plant some flowers this weekend -- any ideas on what all of you might do in honor of Earth Day?  Would love to hear your ideas.... smiles
Title: Today
Post by: elise on April 24, 2004, 05:37 AM
GOOD MORNING SPLASHERS!  
COME ON INTO THE CAFE TODAY AT 11 Eastern time!!!   Bring yer coffee/tea/cocoa  and join us
for friendship and poetry reading.




Title: Today
Post by: elise on May 05, 2004, 11:09 PM
Hey Everyone, there are some fun new TOPICS on here for you to enjoy!

See:    
POETRY AWARDS----to find out what awards/money you might be able to apply for for your work!

CHILDHOOD RHYMES----(found under Group Poems) to share some of your favorite rhymes from childhood

THESE 4 WORDS----(found under Group Poems)--its FUN!

CARTOONS & JOKES----(found in Back Porch)

WHAT NOT TO GET MOM---(found in Art, Poetry, Tours & stuff)
Title: Today
Post by: witt on April 24, 2004, 10:58 AM
Just catching up on the thread about Earth Day. I no longer participate in that since I learned that the founder of Earth Day was a whacko murderer. He's the one that murdered that girl (Honey, I think her name was.). He stuffed her body into a trunk and put it in the closet, if I recall. That was the end of it for me. I now celebrate Earth Day everyday and try to take joy from the bounties and the pleasures provided to us.
Title: Today
Post by: Mydnight on April 24, 2004, 04:39 PM
I am in the process of haveing my poems but into a book, it will a cheap little coffe table type of book and i will be doing most of it myself, if anyone is interested in a copy i would be glad to send them one at my cost wich is only going to be about $5 i dont plan on getting rich off of this lol just wanted to see what my poems would look like in print , if you are interested e-mail me @ barmm5@charter.net like i said i dont plan on makeing money but dont want to go in the hole either lol so am just charging what they are gonna cost me.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on April 24, 2004, 04:48 PM
Witt......ackkkkk, i never heard about that!  yikes!
  i think it's  great to be thankful every day anyway...for this amazing planet and the bounties we take for granted.  
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on April 25, 2004, 10:22 AM
Oh Happy Day ... sorry the cat just came in -- seems she has ended the life of one of my squirrels that frequent the yard... sighs... Just hate that - I don't mind her being a good mouser but I am really fond of squirrels and watching them play in the yard.

Hope everyone's day is going great - My ISP was down most of the day yesterday - seems to be holding up ok this morning.   I surely missed all of you for Friday's event with Yak being down and then yesterday for all the events with my ISP problems.

Hope all of you are enjoying the beautiful weekend - sighs - I am still lamenting over that squirrel....
Title: Today
Post by: witt on April 25, 2004, 10:55 AM
That is great, Mynnight. It is a difficult thing to do sometimes to put your soul out there for all to see. Maybe we can exchange books. I have two out. One is all poetry, Musing at La Poulaille. The other contains essays and a few poems about my experiences and love for tatting. TatWitt: What I Learned When I Learned to Tat. (I spent enough time trying to underline the titles of these books. How does this thing work??) I am in the process of editing three books for others. If you have need for an editor, let me know. You can E me anytime.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on April 29, 2004, 01:16 PM
It's a very RAINY DAY here in the Dallas area!   What a nice opportunity to check out the Splash Boards!    There is soooooo much talent and heart in here.   I truly do love each and every poem that you all share.  (woulda said ya'll, but some of ya are yanks...hehe)
Have a great day, and keep em coming!!!!
:writer:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on April 29, 2004, 03:28 PM
The Poetry Director

This position sneaked up on me.
What a surprise this was!
I'm as old and as slow as my computer is now
For the message I did not see.

I will be there to help your potential to reach,
To praise, to prod, or to poke.
The adage says those who can, do.
The ones who are left, must teach.


Please keep up the good work that ya'll do! (I can say "ya'll"-- poetic license, you know.)
I still have not been to every forum yet. I am trying, though. I will try to get in as much as possible. Teaching school is a full time-overtime job! And, these computers are about two minutes behind the words that I am typing as I speak!
Please bear with me.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on April 30, 2004, 11:27 AM
A gracious good morning to all! Now, if the computer isn't slow as mol Asses today, maybe I can see what's been going on here. I hope you have a pleasant and quick day at work. For those of you who are retired, may your day be wonderful.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on April 30, 2004, 08:10 PM
Hey all & Happy Birthday Steadyrocker & Skittles
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on May 01, 2004, 12:00 PM
Good morning to all of you !!

It is a rainy day here in Charlotte - but a nice warm rain.  I awakened to my cat Sarinja climbing the screened window at my bed - begging to be let in -- She is one smart cat ...

Hope you all have a pleasant weekend - smiles
Title: Today
Post by: elise on May 02, 2004, 10:53 PM
Everyone, I am writing to let you know that WordWeaver will be out for about a week. His computer crashed and he has ordered a new one from Dell.   He is emailing me from the library!   It has been a bad week for puter troubles it seems!
So keep him in your thoughts please.  He is very grateful for all of your congratulations, etc regarding his poetry picture win.  He misses everyone, and is anxious to return ASAP!
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on May 02, 2004, 11:55 PM
Happy Birthday win.xp many many more to come
Title: Today
Post by: witt on May 03, 2004, 07:17 PM
I surely can identify with pooter woes! I get things that I can't open, server down, you name it and it happens. That's why I don't get in a whole lot. I time out before I know it. Later I discover that things didn't go through. Oh, well, either keep plugging or be patient. Have a good evening.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on May 04, 2004, 10:51 AM
YAY, Weave got his new Dell ordered Saturday, and expects it to come in by Friday...so it probably won't be as long as we feared!  
:)
Title: Today
Post by: witt on May 22, 2004, 09:29 AM
They may drink a cup of pleasure today, but the cup of pain comes on tomorrow.

--Dwight L. Moody
Title: Today
Post by: elise on May 21, 2004, 02:29 PM
LOL Witt!!!
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Post by: witt on May 21, 2004, 01:47 PM
I tthhhhiinnnnnnk thattt I'''''''ve had wayy tooo much ccoffeeeeee.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on May 20, 2004, 05:04 PM
HEY EVERYONE!  Slide on down to Poetic Ax and see what Witt can do with a poem!   Rg has been brave and is letting her edit and guide him..  Check it out!!!  Why not add one of yours?  

(also she has edited several for me via email--I find her very prompt and eager to help!)
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on June 01, 2003, 12:15 PM
can you believe it? half a year has come and gone. soon fish will be jumpin', cotton will be poppin' ..wolves will be howlin', dancers will be dancin' in the street ..

ahhh yea ..summertime..

 :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on June 01, 2003, 07:59 PM
Today I downloaded Voodoo Chat again -- it's been a long time since I tried it and it seems to be much smoother and easier to use now.  Anyone who's there can find me under the name: daisyxo
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on September 04, 2003, 10:50 PM
LOL Lucid, I never considered myself a morning person - but have to say that since the kids are grown and I don't have to spend my time rushing to get them and myself ready - it sure is easier to stop and take notice of a few other things .... besides my mornings between here and arriving at work ... are the calm before the storm.

 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on June 03, 2003, 08:27 PM
what a glorious day it has been..its been rainy all day..

you say how can that be glorious? ...well the next time you get a steady rain..stand out in it.. feels its coolness..smell the clean crisp air.. look how everythings seems to sparkle *

also i need to cut the grass..but cant when the gods send me rain..

 :;):

now i call that glorious!!




Title: Today
Post by: Maureen on June 04, 2003, 01:08 AM
...and a glorious day here as well! The rain has stopped, the sun shines and a nice summer breeze kicked up its heels -- ah, summer, it is late but coming.

...and tomorrow I finally get to mow the grass that's been cut once in three weeks because of all the rain!

 :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: on June 04, 2003, 02:31 AM
OK lets see now, got outta bed, looked outta window, saw it was raining :Oo:  ,went back to bed, woke up 4 hours later, looked out of window still raining :blues:  , went back to bed and read my book, 2 hours later looked out of window again, rain stopped, brill sunshine, had a shower gets dressed, just about to hit the beach, phone rings, "can you send me the proposal for next months meetings"  :Oo: , sat in front of puter for hours writing proposals that i should had written 3 weeks ago, looks at clock it's midnight, so back to bed  :;):
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on June 05, 2003, 02:16 PM
ok fixed the smilies in the quick reply.. went out to cut grass..but barn is locked and i dont have keys.. bummer eh? but thats ok cuz it isnt the warm yet..but will be in a couple of hours (cutting grass=suntan) ..

:java: :bandit:




Title: Today
Post by: on June 05, 2003, 05:11 PM
:p it's just turned 6pm and i only just got out of bed the the biggest hangover i ever had, HEEELLLLPPPPPPP MMUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMYYY!!!!!!!!!!! :p
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on June 05, 2003, 05:23 PM
break out da bud..it always helps..  :laugh:
Title: Today
Post by: on June 05, 2003, 05:42 PM
hummmmm cheech having a doobie without chong.....boy would i be in trouble
Title: Today
Post by: _-shans-_ on June 06, 2003, 04:35 AM
hands cheech another drink!! Raw egg whipped up with tomato juice...?? what was ya drinkin cheech?? or more like what was ya celebratin?? Musta been a good one eh :p
Title: Today
Post by: Always on June 06, 2003, 02:58 PM
:dblu:  WOO HOO  Beautiful day here today!  Not been able to write on here much but doing more each day.  Hey.. 3 more weeks and I can actually drive a car...LOL!!    :laugh:  But I am doing great. Been reading all the news to catch up. Great pics Rg in Splash... love the latest "Ain't It America". ( think I got it right).  Going for short walk,  see my flower garden. Going out to lunch with a friend, and car shopping. ( of course she has to drive ).  Hope everyone has a fantastic day and a even better week-end!!   :blush:
Title: Today
Post by: elise on January 04, 2004, 05:16 AM
Thank you Always for such sweet wishes.....I wish you the same....a wonderful New Year ahead!!!  
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on September 01, 2003, 08:48 PM
Hey Splashers, although the long weekend is coming to a close, just wanted to wish you a good one!  Please be safe and have tons of fun -- and if you're in FL, sigh, it's raining, and I hear it is in PA, too --- but don't let that stop you -- oh, and please don't drink and drive - give your keys to someone you trust to get you home safely if you indulge!

:)




Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on September 03, 2003, 10:11 AM
good morning Splashers and Splashees and Splash Peeps, and friends of Splash, too :)

Hope your day goes extremely well - wishing you a day of sunshine and rainbows.  What's up with you guys and gals?  What are you going to do today?  We'd love to hear, leave us a note.

I'm off to do the work thing - seeking out the sun rise before turning into the parking lot.  Have a good day everybody!!
Title: Today
Post by: elise on March 18, 2004, 01:46 AM
Title: An Irish Blessing.
For all my SPLASH FAMILY
 
"May the road rise up to meet you,
may the wind be always at your back,
the sunshine warm upon your face,
the rainfall soft upon your fields,
and until we meet again,
may God hold you
in the palm of His hand."




Title: Today
Post by: elise on October 18, 2003, 03:55 AM
Wanted to let everyone know i will gone  for about a week....I am going to Vegas.......~WOO HOO~......in fact, our entire family is going to Vegas!!!    Mom,  Dad, brothers, me, sister-in-law.......and a Friend of mine (male type).  It should be alot of fun!!!   See ya guys when i get back...... :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: on October 18, 2003, 12:05 PM
have a great trip elise!!
see you when you get back  :)
Just to let you know: Sunny seems to have a problem using the other addy she still can't get into babble. I'm not sure of the problem she didn't say just said she couldn't get in using that one either...
See you all sunday have an awesome day~~ Keep smiling
Title: Today
Post by: Disturbed on April 23, 2003, 04:20 AM
was thinking of medical office, or perhaps ill switch again and do somthing with law.... heck im not sure anymore, but i guess thats wut college is all about LOL

im goin to hafta get me a shirt like that rg :o)-

why are you just showing part of u lolz
Title: Today
Post by: Mydnight on May 06, 2004, 07:16 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all those defending this great country may god bring you home safely
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Post by: Honestly on April 11, 2004, 02:22 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!  SUNDEVILISH.......Many happy returns........



Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on April 26, 2004, 02:35 AM
Thanks elise, please throw me the rope to climb on.  :hearts:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 10, 2004, 07:00 PM
well after several attempts to save my data and hard drive on my computer ..i am back 3 days latr, tho still updating and configuring my temporary computer.. (new one i s on the way..*S)

if anyone knows how to get data off a hard drive whereas you see nothing but your wallpaper (due to an error in explorer) ..please let me know..

hope ya all have a great easter!!

:bnik
Title: Today
Post by: Moe on June 10, 2003, 11:16 AM
Called in late to work....We are about to get hit with a big storm,heavy lightening since I woke up this morning & now the wind has really picked up. Can't seem to actually wake up though..Gonna have to stop at Mickey D's for coffee today I think.Have a good day all. :sleep:  :java:
Title: Today
Post by: Kimmy on September 15, 2003, 10:47 PM
Just wanted to say that talked to Hospital and Charlotte came out of surgery  3 pm.  She is doing great!  Thank  you all for your kind words and thoughts and I shall pass them on.  I also wanted to say you can delete me if you wish.  Being a single mom , working and a daughter 6 yrs old takes alot of my time.  And I do not have internet service... so I come on when I come to Charlotte's house (RedDogs Gal).  But unlike her I am not a poet.  I mainly came on to read the wonderful things I find on here and see whats new when I get a chance. But its rare that I get to do this and I can understand "weeding" out those who take up valuable space.  But I had to come check house and I wanted to just dop this note.  Thanks for all your friendship when I have been on. Been great!  You have a nice place here.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on May 08, 2004, 01:59 PM
COFFEE TIME!!!!   COME ON OVER TO THE SPLASH CAFE!!!!  
11am EASTERN
Hope to see ya there!

Halsoft/family side
Locate on "Splash" to find us!
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on June 10, 2003, 10:06 AM
This morning I'm wishing I was in the same time zone as Shans -- that would mean I'd be finished with work already (yawnnnn, stretch), but time for me to go do the work thing.  I can't wait to see what Shans is painting ... when you gonna share some with us????  Have a great day everybody!
Title: Today
Post by: _-shans-_ on June 10, 2003, 01:29 AM
Goooooooooood Morning Guys!!!
mhm I slept in this morning...yawnssss...we ll the painting has taken off like a rocket... not doin to bad either i thinks...dont know what I will do today maybe go back to beddies i think :sleep: Hope yall are having a wonderful day/nite the Chapbook is looking great too...painters are doing a wonderful job on the banners..everyones poems are brilliant!!!  :writer:  :artist:  :java: <<< dont forget to stop for a coffee guys  :p
Title: Today
Post by: The_Brat on June 09, 2003, 06:06 PM
ack..Its Monday, wishing i could crawl back into bed and peek out again on friday...vacumed, laundry, dishes, made the chapbook banner and now finally lunch, gormet PBJ and milk ( gormet cause im using jam, not jelly .Neo emptied the jelly jar and in male fashion put it back in the fridge , laffin ) Hope all are having a great day and are smiling.
~~Peace~~
Brat
Title: Today
Post by: _-shans-_ on June 09, 2003, 09:49 AM
LOL daisy...well I have been a tad busy weekend no kids yayyy so I decided to give this painting a go so after 2 n 1/2 hrs of dlin psp I am on the way there painted a couple of avvies I am suprised I still got any hair left on me head...lol actually I was quite suprised it isnt that hard to do...I think i have painted 5 or 6 getting the hang of it...can only write so many poems right??? lol anyways I gotta keep up with ya'll :laugh:
Thanx Sis and Nom for all ya help sorry for all the quests I wouldnt be suprised if ya both dont have a migraine...serioulsy tho thanx for ya patience...well beter go paint some more pratice makes purrrfect right?? LOL
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on July 22, 2003, 10:01 AM
We made it through another Monday and we're on our way to Friday already - yessssss!!!!  If you're reading this, please take a moment to let us know what's going on in your world (stuff you can share, that is) or just say hello.  

Barnes and Noble has an open mic poetry night once a month - have any of you been to one?  or maybe Borders or Books-a-million?  If you have, tell us about it.  I've been going for a couple years to the B&N nearby and last night we had a huge crowd.  I wonder how a poetry group would do in a park, hhmmm.  

Time to go do the work thing, have a great day everybody!!
Title: Today
Post by: Always on May 31, 2003, 03:06 PM
Thank you all for the nice welcome back. Slowly I do little more each day. So will be back to my self in no time.  Glad to see Splash is doing so well . "Lookinggg Goodddd" Rg!  Keep up the good work everyone.   :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 31, 2003, 12:33 PM
we want to make our section "SplashChallenges" more interestin'...(active).. and we need your input..

what kind of challenges would you like to see in that section..? do you like challenges?

dont be shy now.. let us know ok?

 :blues:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on June 08, 2003, 01:05 PM
LOL, I hope I never do that - think I'd rather be cross-eyed first :p
Title: Today
Post by: _-shans-_ on June 08, 2003, 07:31 AM
woohoo daisy have you worked out how some people look over the top of them keeping the glasses on the tip of ur nose???..LOL :laugh:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on June 07, 2003, 07:56 PM
Today I crossed over into the land of bifocals -- and man oh man, they're not easy to get used to - but when I look through the right part of them at the right time, wow I can see again, lol ... it's he** to get old

:Oo:




Title: Today
Post by: _-shans-_ on June 07, 2003, 04:30 PM
sniffs>> :rose: mmmm smells purdy ty Rg....Good to see you in a wonderful mood!! sighs...I want summer back too...actually tho its not too bad here in Oz cool at nites still warm during the day so that pretty good .....Have a great weekend guys going to have a quiet one myself might write a poem,might even have a bbq been awhile and there is nothing like a big juicy steak sizzlin on the hotplate...yummmmy other then that always plenty of housework to do...ugh!!  Anyways what ever we all do make it a good one and most of all a safe weekend..  :wiz:
Title: Today
Post by: Always on June 17, 2003, 12:34 PM
Its amazing how fast the weeks seem to fly .  Maybe because I been doing nothing for soooooo long  !   :laugh:   Next Tuesday ( 24th) I get final release from Doc and I can live again.  ( then I probably won't want to do anything   :laugh: ).  Oh well thats life.  It's already 83 here today and its only 7:30 in morning... birds are singing, sun is shinning.  Altho they say rain later.  Not much else going on. INSYNC will be here for concert in a few days and I get to meet Justin.... YIPPIEEEEEEEE!!!   That came as a total surprise.  Seems the guy who sold me my Van went to school with him and they always give him Porche to drive while he is here.... so he gave me a ticket to concert and a back stage pass.  Am I living right or what????   :dblu:  ( I hated to break news and tell them I was strickly a Country Fan.... lol,  so guess I will go.  Well have a great day everyone.  Huggs!   :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on June 07, 2003, 01:41 PM
Gooooood Morniiiiiiiiiin Splash Land

i am feelin grrreeeeaT  :laugh:

and its rainy here..who cares..eh? just think all this rain could be snow..  :upside:

dont know what i might do today, mayb sneak into vp chat...lol... drinkin' my coffee thinkin'..

glad to see ya gettin' 'round Gal... keep it uP...

hope ya'll have a marvelous day!!

roses to all  :rose: (even the men - told ya i was feelin' great...lol)

peace out...

 :java:
Title: Today
Post by: Disturbed on June 14, 2003, 02:15 PM
as i sit here in babble!!!!!!
~i see no one else is here~
i even got up at 6:30 dis mornin!
~stretch~ mmmmmmmm coffee
:p
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on June 14, 2003, 05:25 PM
ahhh now you see Dis...*S*..stretch..drink ya coffee..open thy eyes..lol..

Fanastik!! poetry read this mornin' !!

the Poets Cafe is officially open 24/7.. if ya got Babble0n VP Chat ..come on ova..if ya need it go here..

http://www.themountainsplash.com/poets_cafe

all the gear is there and is free.. if ya need help plz ask..

so comon ova for some live readins and friendly chat...

:java:




Title: Today
Post by: _-shans-_ on June 17, 2003, 03:02 AM
Hiya Guys....well unlike you guys its Tuesday here and its brrrrr Freezing!!!! anyone wanna swap the heat for a day.. :laugh: Gal im coming to your place just to sit in those heated seats....maybe until winter is over here in Oz!!

Was good to see such a big turn out in the Poetry cafe...everyones readings were wonderful!!! Oh! good luck to everyone in the av painting contest they are all just marvelous...pity we can only vote for 1 huh...lol
ok time for me to fiddle with this painting again...does anyone know of some good tutorials to do?? I have done almost all of them at Sandy n Candy... :kiss:
Title: Today
Post by: The_Brat on April 16, 2003, 03:39 PM
going to do laundry...cause if lifes gonna happen going make sure I have clean underwear. - since life has a way of catchin me with my proverbial pants down- ~laugh

Happy wednesday everyone
~~Mara~~
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 16, 2003, 11:50 AM
today is the beginning of the rest of your life.. what are you going to do with it?

 :Oo:
Title: Today
Post by: Judy_Lynn on September 14, 2003, 09:03 PM
My first post...hoping I push the right buttons.
But if not...I tried huh.
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on September 15, 2003, 03:29 AM
May God Bless you with his best guardian angel, Red - sending prayers your way -- and also Best Wishes for a speedy recovery!  Keep good thoughts and your heart full of smiles - and come back as soon as you can!!

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Judy - looks like you pushed the right buttons, but if you need any help finding your way around, just let us know - nice to have you Splashin' around with us!

:)
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on September 15, 2003, 05:17 AM
Hello everyone -smile... Greetings from Belgium!  It is morning here - everyone is still asleep and I am trying to adjust to this AZERTY keyboard - so if you see some typos -please forgive me. The sunrise this morning entertained me while I sipped on a couple cups of coffee.  I just got back from a weekend at the coast - which I will try to tell you all about by posting under the Splash Cafe Buzz. Hope you all had a great weekend... Sorely miss all of you!  Salut!
Title: Today
Post by: Always on June 16, 2003, 03:42 PM
Well Today is Monday.  Cloudy.... Thanks for all the nice wishes everyone. I am feeling great, and have really done great and shocked all the Doctors.  ONLY bad thing is I am not released to drive until 24th LOL!!!  But I "sneaked" out Saturday and bought the Van.  Yes its great. They are coming over tomorrow to pick it up and give me another detail since just as they finished it Saturday is poured rain :laugh:  my luck!!  Also they gave me a DVD player free of charge and they are going to install it tomorrow and it takes @ 4 hrs so they said they would come get Van get everything done and bring it back... nice company!!   It's big enough for @ 8 and has everything in it they make to go in a Van.  Even seats are heated in Winter :laugh: .  But hey I decided this would be last I would buy for long long time so went all way.  Once I am realeased to drive then I think thats what I shall do....D R I V E!!!   Been here sitting for so long bored.  No plans just hit road.  Wait a month or so to go back to work.  Glad to hear everyone is doing great.  Hope all the Dads had a Fantastic Father's Day.  Man the year is going by fast.  Huggggs to all. ( oh Daisy, I cheated no payments. I really wanted to enjoy it  :dblu: )



Title: Today
Post by: _-shans-_ on June 16, 2003, 03:22 PM
Brummmm Red dont speed girlie for goodness sakes....is it big enuff to take us all for a tour???LOL
Happy Daddies Day there too we dont celebrate it until September here..make sure ya all have a good one!:cool:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 27, 2003, 04:06 PM
well after 'bout a year of having dreamweaver-ultradev (web editor) takin' up space on my hard drive ..i have finally learned how to use its basics  :p  yesterday..

its a nice editor and easy to use .. so Today i'll be playing with my new toy  :laugh:

but will still have my eye on ya'll  :Oo:
Title: Today
Post by: elise on May 06, 2004, 03:25 PM
THIS IS AN AWESOME ARTICLE (courtesy of Rus Bowden)
 If you want to truly WRITE...I recommend reading this...its Titled"

"FIND YOUR REASON TO RHYME"

http://www.newsday.com/news....adlines

Every time I read Rus' contributions I learn so much!  
Thanks Rus!!!
Title: Today
Post by: witt on May 06, 2004, 05:27 PM
OK, I know that I have been busy with teaching school, but did I miss something here?
Did I understand that rg will be going to Iraq?
DO, please, fill me in.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 06, 2004, 05:49 PM
lol...well i wish was going to help my son... but i am too old ..so they say ..lol.. im still fit as a fiddle :p

hes leaving in about 20 days...and is in the navy...

GO SON!!! We ARE ALL SO PROUD OF YOU!!

:banda
Title: Today
Post by: Always on April 24, 2003, 05:03 PM
Last night was one of those sleepless nights.. storms, rain, high winds.  NO work today so seems poetry and posting has taken hold for some reason. I wrote 2 last night and one today... wish inspiration would always be like that. LOL! So me and my "diet coke" shall continue on and see what new things shall open up .... have a good one all ! :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Disturbed on April 24, 2003, 10:51 AM
well its almost 4 am here, and I cant sleep.
im sitting here talking to a few friends, and watching my future husband sleep, its the most peaceful thing in the world to me. as I look at him I smile knowing that our love for each other will be enough to make it through anything this ole world decides to throw our way. (hopefully :o) today like any other I am thankful for everything and everyone in my life, I feel truly blessed.
Title: Today
Post by: The_Brat on April 24, 2003, 10:36 AM
I dont even know why I'm up yet, laffin, but the coffee is good and its so early I dont have to share, YAY..Right now im just watching the sun rise over the mountains , sky has that pinkish, purply color.  yet clouds are moving in so i dont know if rain will follow. My agenda is pretty open today, so i have no clue as to what adventures i may find. Oh and Dino. i have several Tesco coupons for coffee left from when i was over there, want em?  They're good for 2 more months.*laffin*

Peace and happy Thursday, The weekends almost here !!
~~Mara~~
Title: Today
Post by: elise on March 17, 2004, 05:35 PM
HAPPY  ST.  PATRICK'S  DAY FROM THIS IRISH GIRL!!!!
Title: Today
Post by: on September 17, 2003, 03:18 AM
Hello kimmy and please tell RedDogsGal my thoughts are with her too and I hope she is well and back with us again soon.

Hugs for you both

 :)
Title: Today
Post by: on September 17, 2003, 03:20 AM
Oh btw the new job is great guys.  The people here are so friendly.  Its fantastic.  So different from where I was before.
  :upside:
Title: Today
Post by: dinosaur on April 16, 2003, 07:15 PM
sowing some tomato, lettuce. cucumber seeds - potting up some sweet pepper plants - then I'll watch the grass grow. aint life hectic.

 :jrope:
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on April 17, 2003, 12:39 AM
:rose:
Today was my off day and like so many days ago I've tried again to bring words to paper without success.

Words dancing in my head,but I can't write them down....
 :blush:
Title: Today
Post by: rgcafe_jr on April 17, 2003, 12:45 AM
Well I went to work, chased paperwork for 3 hrs, then found out that the paperchase was for nothing. Then I decided that I need to go see the Captain....Captain Morgans that is.....  :cool:
Title: Today
Post by: Disturbed on April 17, 2003, 02:23 AM
today i got enrolled back into college :o)-
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on April 17, 2003, 02:50 AM
woke up, opened my eyes, smiled and enjoyed



Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 17, 2003, 12:44 PM
yesterday i cut the grass..so as dino says..i will watch the grass grow, drink coffee, update some pages here at splash, drink coffee, go for a walk, drink coffee, exercise a bit (nothing to hard lol), drink coffee, post here at splash, drink coffee ..mayb play a game or two of chess, drink coffee...  :p
Title: Today
Post by: Always on April 17, 2003, 11:06 PM
Went to work. Received two surprised today.One, Came home found an Easter Bouquet of flowers at my door. Two, got call from my Doctor and discovered I will be going into surgery on May 19th. Hummm!  What a day....
Title: Today
Post by: dinosaur on April 22, 2003, 07:51 PM
went out to the greenhouse today and the lettuce is growing already.....bit overwhelmed by it all so went back inside the house and had a cup of instant coffee and a smoke. started on a website for our barbers shop funny how these simple wysiwyg editors turn out not to be so simple.... only thing for it is more coffee and ciggies.....


what you studying at college disturbed?

 :jrope:




Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 22, 2003, 11:49 AM
aint it cool...  :p ..its actually me (well part of me ..lol) and my t shirt and smokes..lol..

well today should be interesting..i dont have a clue right now what i shall do..  :Oo:
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on April 21, 2003, 07:29 PM
Today I posted a bit more than usual,I may have to leave for a few days.
Forgot to add,having a cup of Tchibo mellow roast coffee
 :)




Title: Today
Post by: Disturbed on April 22, 2003, 03:55 AM
Lets see today I had some french vanilla coffee, and relaxed after spending easter with my fiance's parents. How was everyones easter? We had dinner, got some goodies. I had a lil fun with robin, when he left the room, I took his choclate bunnie and decdied to assasinate it LOL!!!! Got everyone laughing. It was a good day, for which I am thankful.


Oh.... And BTW RG Love The AV :o)- :rose:




Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 21, 2003, 07:10 PM
what a beautiful day it is today!! it rained this morning so i couldnt cut the grass (sigh).. so just took it easy ..right now the sun is shining the temp is about 72*..drinking an arabic blend w/kona mix ..med roast ..mmmmm yummy

 :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: Honestly on April 04, 2004, 06:25 PM
Wow....rgcafe Jr........he was truly an American patriot......ty you for sharing this.......sometimes I think we take our freedom for granted......not realizing the great Americans who have served our country...so we all can have the freedom we have ...in our great country.....

 

             It's the soldier,
   not the reporter,
   who has given us the freedom
   of the press.
   It's the soldier,
   not the poet,
   who has given us the freedom
   of speech.
   It's the soldier,
   not the campus organiser,
   who has given us the freedom
   to demonstrate.
   It's the soldier,
   that who salutes
   the flag,
   who serves beneath it's colours,
   And whose coffin is drapped
   in honour
   that allows the protester
   to burn the flag.
   
Anonymous           




Title: Today
Post by: Always on April 23, 2003, 12:08 PM
Today.... this reminds me of writing in my diary as a teenager lol.  But today I am off work.  Going to blood bank to give two pints ( with special permission from Dr. because its coming back to me).  Then going down to the river and sit.  Not been there in long time.. just watch Ole Man River and all the barges .  I guess just going to "waste" the day away and think. I think everyone should do that now and then.  Maybe sketch some or work on poem... everything is in bloom and so pretty  now.  Spring is here and everything has been reborn.
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on April 28, 2003, 08:35 PM
Today I did what I've been threatening to do for a long time - I cancelled AOL - geez that program drove me nuts.  I knew that when I called they'd try to talk me out of it - and Sonya sure earned her money today, she tried her best to get me to stay - but to no avail, I stuck to it.  I don't know, should I be happy that this event was the highlight of my day, lol????
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 29, 2003, 01:15 PM
add a couple new smilies to our boards...exercise ...work on new Splash page ..call my mom ..eat something considered to be healthy ..meditate ..promote Splash at some other boards ..write my morning pages..

 :writer:




Title: Today
Post by: Always on April 29, 2003, 03:03 PM
Whew... after long week-end finally got my "new ( LOL) " bedroom all ready. New as in hospital bed, Tv, bed stand, chair, phone etc.  All the necessary things you need when you can't get out of bed.  But what a mess getting a room ready.  Spare bedroom, so had to paint, shampoo carpets...etc.  Now today wrote a poem, that actually turned out to be a song!  Now thats a first for me.  Off work now for 3 months.  Go tomorrow to give blood, next day for pre-op... then wait for 19th to roll around. Beautiful day here 82 degrees, sunny.  Think I shall go out for while work in my flower beds... Hope everyones is having great day.... :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on April 29, 2003, 03:44 PM
I had a great weekend.  Did what I enjoy doing played on pc and worked on my site.  Went back to work on monday n a wonderful friend came up Monday night n took me out to dinner .  Went back to work Tuesday my day started off ok, till I got a Phone call.  I had to call one of the installers to let him know he had to call Home. He had a emergancy call I hate them I have had to make a few of them in my line of work. So sad I felt the pain in her voice so I knew, damn I knew.  He had just talked to me the week before and told me what was going on.  He had taken most of the week off to go down and see his daughter I don't know all the details but she went into some kind of coma.  They had moved her to Ft. Myers to a better hospital. It was so hard for him to talk but it was like he had to said it to someone.  I tried to help him in any way I could.  The only thing is he kept saying is I can't eat I can't eat.   I told him your so skinny now you need to put something in you keep up your energy up for her.  Today the call was from his girl friend letting him know the little girls mother called to say she had a ruff night.   They lost her this morning. So sad when a child only 9 yrs old is taken before she can even begin.  Life is there any answers to the questions?
Cause you know that is the hardest one to answer.  Why A child? :sleep:




Title: Today
Post by: Always on April 29, 2003, 06:05 PM
Came back in from yard work.. H O T !!   Read your note Sunshine and so sorry to hear the bad news.  Death is hard to accept at anytime but seems like a child is so much harder. You always feel like they never had a chance at life. But I see so much of it and only way I get thru it is remembering what my Dad always said.  " God has a hall filled with "Innocent Souls", and when that room begins to get empty it has to be refilled and can only be filled with the innocent hearts and lives of children.".... so I have to believe they are in a better place and were taken back to that hall of souls to protect them from future pain, hurt, illness. Children are the purest in heart for they know no sin.  The rest of my afternoon will be spent on my special section of my garden...has an Angel statue in it and around it are some of the most beautiful Roses.  Just like Children around God.
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on April 29, 2003, 11:32 PM
Sending thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of God's new angel.  Also hoping all goes well on May 19th, Red.

Rg, love this new smilie icon  :writer:
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on April 30, 2003, 12:49 AM
thanks guy n didn't mean to turn this into a subject on the pain that always shows us what life and everyday life truly is
but sad thing is..........this is something that slaps you in the face once in a while the unfair things that we don't wake up and wish to see in our days journies but every now and then we do get the nasty hair pin curves that can rip just a little of our hearts and souls..........wow life a never ending battle huh...........to keep going :sleep:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on July 02, 2003, 07:47 PM
We have a new PeoplesChoice Avatar Contest #3 ..and the avs just keepin gettin better..ck it out down in the PaintSalon section ... PaintSalon Contest Click Here

:bandit:




Title: Today
Post by: Always on July 02, 2003, 10:45 PM
Hot and Humid today ( as usual for Tennessee).  Hard to believe it's already the 4th of July!  Hope everyone has a wonderful 4th Holiday but remember to be safe.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on May 08, 2004, 12:24 PM
Happy Birthday WordFaery wishing u many many more to come
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on May 01, 2003, 10:10 AM
Good morning/afternoon/evening to everybody - today is the first day of the rest of my life and I choose to make it a good one.  Happy outlook on life - not gonna sweat the small stuff - and not even gonna let my boss get on my nerves, lol - because it's my choice and I'm thankful that it's still possible to make my own choices!  Have a great day all - smile, wonder, imagine, dare to dream!!

 :;):
Title: Today
Post by: Always on May 01, 2003, 12:44 PM
:dblu:  Good morning everyone.  What a beautiful day here. Yesterday it was 89, Sunny and gorgeous!  Since I am off work now until after sugery, yesterday went shopping and had lunch out and a great day!  Today is bit cloudy but to be just as nice a day. Plan on working in my yard getting my flower beds all done.  Planting some things in my garden... pay all bills for 1st and thank God I live in USA a great country with freedom to do and be who and what I want.  Hope everyone else has a marvelous day....   :artist:
Title: Today
Post by: Always on May 02, 2003, 12:50 PM
Well it's Friday :dblu: ...  After storms all day and most of night it looks like a beautiful day today. I get the honor of visiting my favorite place St. Jude Children's Hospital.  I try to go several times month to play piano and just visit... but today is a special day. I received a call yesterday that they want to publish some of my poems in a book they are putting together for the children and their parents regarding life, death. Some of the poems are from the children themselves which I think is fantasic how they have such courage.  And they have accepted two ( as of now) of mine to be put in .. along with poems from others as well.  So I am very pleased about that.  Not much for weekend planned... some shopping but nothing big.  Hope every one has a great weekend.  Huggss :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on May 02, 2003, 05:21 PM
Yeeee Hawwwwww it's friday I now find myself enjoying the real every day world of yes!!!!!!!!!!WEEKENDS OFF!!!!!WOW!!!!!!  In fact this is first job I have ever had where I got weekends off and to top it off 2 days in a roll now I understand where the term FIRDAY FRIDAY FRIDAYS oh yea I can get used to this but any way other than that same old same old and if this had to be the first day for the rest of my life I would want it to be a Friday so when I woke up the next day it would be the weekend Saturday and Sunday the 2 combined and never ending.  Oh well I know Monday will be here again but!!!! I'll be looking foward to  the FRIDAY FRIDAY.....FriDAYS AHEAD LOL :dblu:



Title: Today
Post by: rgcafe_jr on April 04, 2004, 05:46 PM
Just a tribute to our heros........

 To the Officer's & Crew of the USS Denver,

I wanted to pass on my sincerest appreciation and gratitude to all of you for the beautiful and special services/ceremony that you put together for the commitment of my father to the deep on Thursday, January 15th 2004. My Father would have been proud.

I want to share with you a little about my Father. My Father was a "Sailor's Sailor". He enlisted in the Navy on April 8th, 1941, eight months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. My Father was a bit of a hell raiser, nothing serious, but he was a bit mischievous. After getting into a little trouble as a 16 year old, he was sent to reform school, when he became 17, the judge gave him an option of either going to jail or joining one of the Armed Services, with the permission of his Mother, having been born and raised in the city of San Francisco and watching the mighty warships of the United States come and go out of San Francisco bay, he joined the service that he had always wanted to be part of, the "United States Navy"! - Following Boot Camp at San Diego, he was assigned to duty on board the Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier, USS Long Island, ACV-1 (later CVE-1), having always wanting to learn to play the trumpet, he became the ship's bugler and was at sea at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. With the War, he struck and changed rate to Aviation Radioman, serving in the Pacific Theater, flying and seeing extensive combat in the Radioman/gunner's backseat of SBD Dauntless dive bombers, SB2C Helldiver dive bombers and PV Ventura patrol bombers to name just a few of the aircraft he flew in in WW II. My Father was very highly decorated from his service in WW II, including receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross from a raid on the Japanese fleet anchorage of Truk. The air strike was jumped by enemy fighters and several of the planes in my Dad's strike were shot down along with my Father's plane being damaged and the Pilot wounded and incapacitated, and unable to fly the plane. My Father was able to take limited control of the plane from the back seat, using controls normally only used for the back seater to give the Pilot short breaks from flying on long missions. He completed the mission and was able to get the plane back to the carrier where the Pilot was able to take control and land the plane on the deck. Because others died on this mission and others he flew, and he survived, he had severe survivors guilt, and never talked about his WW II experiences, I have pieced this information together from bits and pieces of stories he told me about. Being single, he volunteered to remain in the Pacific following the end of the War as occupational forces so that other men with wives and children could return home. Following the War he remained in the Navy and made three more combat cruises during the Korean War, again seeing extensive air combat (including, surviving a ditching at sea) flying in AD Skyraiders with VC-35, a composite attack squadron that saw a lot of action, out of the 20 Naval Aviation personnel - Pilots and Aircrewmen - who were captured by the Communist North Koreans and released the summer of 1953 from prisoner of war camps, five were from VC-35 alone. My Father retired from active duty in 1961 as a Petty Officer First Class, going on to serve the Navy & Marine Corps as a civilian, making three more "trips" to Viet Nam during that conflict. He truly loved the Navy, flying, his shipmates and the United States of America. He was and is a true American Patriot. Several years ago, he recorded a video tape for me and my sisters on Christmas Eve, it was an ongoing recording, taped throughout the evening into the night, he closed the recording sitting in his living room, next to the Christmas tree saying, "this is a home......away from home", expressing his true feelings that he belonged at sea - He is now there and can finally rest.

Thank you for giving him the honor that he truly deserved.

Very sincerely,

John K. Rezek Jr.

P.S. I apologize for the delay in thanking you, but once I received the photo's of the beautiful and honorable services/ceremony that you sent to me along with the touching CO's note, a copy of the ships log and a copy of the sea chart showing where he was committed, I got a little emotional - You see, he was not only my Father, he was my closest & best friend - John Jr.




Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on May 02, 2003, 09:51 PM
:dblu:
Yes indeed today IS a brand new day,and really the first day of the rest of my life,a second chance for a new beginning.Seldom we get such chance and if we do,we intent to make the same mistakes again.Thats just human nature....
but I've learned mine..... :jrope:   :jrope:  :jrope:
Title: Today
Post by: Disturbed on May 03, 2003, 11:24 AM
today being the first day of the rest of my life i would have to say that if i love someone they will know  it, each and every day i will show it. for we never know whats around the corner, and living with regrets is not somthing i want to be in the border. i will look inside myself, and for once be happy with who i am. because in the end its not what you have that matters, its what you as a person have become.
Title: Today
Post by: Always on May 03, 2003, 11:50 AM
:artist: Its Saturday morning @ 5 am. Cool, but nice outside. So I have decided to clean and paint outdoor furniture today. Got call from a High School friend have not seen in 10 yrs,, she is coming over and I am excited.  Making nice afternoon lunch.  Tomorrow being Sunday, going to church and play since pianist is on Vacation... so have great weekend planned. Start each day with clean slate and try to make that day mean something and leave it with no regrets.



Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 04, 2004, 01:35 PM
did ya'll change your clocks to Splash Time?

if your clock says 9:00 change it to 10:00 ...chances are just look at your computer clock ...thank god for bill gates ..eh?

:banda
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 03, 2003, 05:36 PM
welcome back Lizza... good to hear ya doing well!!

i downloaded PSP8 this morning..sweet enhancements ..also started a new business here in the vast land of reality.. not sure what i should call it..mayb ya'll could throw some names my way..

what i will be doing is putting together customized (mostly high-end/mercedes type) computers, upgrading computer hardware and software, custom CPU cases (kinda like ppl do with personalize car plates) ..and creating websites..

looking for a laidback name like "JavaRg" or "BandanaTech"  
 Â                                :laugh:
..something casual, yet to represent customized computers
..any ideas?

well have a marvelous day Splashers !! .. back in a while..got my first installation already... lol...

 Â :dblu:




Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on May 03, 2003, 07:46 PM
Nice Av, Rg - cool bandana - and congrats on the new business.  The names you mentioned are good - or how about:  Rg's JavaWise -- so you can customize with JavaWise.

Oh, and as far as today goes ---- it's soooo quiet around here - first time in a long time that all of the kids are gone.  Sometimes you forget what silence sounds like.  I wouldn't want it for very long, but once in a while, sure is nice!

 :)
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 05, 2003, 02:05 PM
sitting here watching :Oo:  the weather on my desktop and out the front window, as storms move thru.. high winds (in excess of 60 mph) hail and threats of twisters.. :p  surprised that i am even online..ut oh..getting real quiet out there.. brb



Title: Today
Post by: Always on May 05, 2003, 06:32 PM
:writer:  hummm listened to siren across street blow most of night.. high winds... rain, hail.  Had to get out at 8 this morning and it was still dark and raining and threats of more severe weather for today, Tuesday thru Thrusday!!  My Tv screen last night showing here was an array of colors... I dare not turn computer on. Lightning was coming in windows.. but glad everyone seems to be ok!  Maybe tomorrow will be better. :upside:
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on May 05, 2003, 09:39 PM
:rose:  :rose:
Thank you for your welcome back,cafeRg.
Good luck with your new ventures.
 :yin:  :yin:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on May 06, 2003, 03:56 AM
Thankful for the warm dry weather right now - I know so many are going through many hazardous days and nights.  Thoughts and prayers for all who are going through the storms and severe weather.

I'm heading out of town for a few days - keep the light on for me
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 06, 2003, 07:16 PM
hurry back daze.. your Splash Family will miss ya..

having a great day here today.. just wish there was more hours to update all of the community ..but i think i am gaining on it  :p

i sincerely hope everyone else's a day is one filled with bright rays of sunshine ..

 :writer:
Title: Today
Post by: Honestly on April 03, 2004, 12:25 AM
Safe trip...home.....sis.... ..Hurry BAck!!
Title: Today
Post by: breathingwolf1 on May 07, 2003, 02:50 AM
well.....as this day comes to a close i met my second new grandchild tonight............Jess ica was born last tues. and John was born tonight....next tues Hannah will be 7 and the week after that Morgan will be 7........whew.....by July i will have another too.......i think i have given birth to a bunch of rabbits... :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 07, 2003, 12:18 PM
perhaps this is the year of the Rabbit!!  :laugh:

Congratulations!! BreathingWolf ..i am sure one can never have enough ..grandchildren..

hhmmm what shall i pick today to do?? ..hhmmm send out mom's gift and poem.. work on new tech page .. mayb create a membership campaign contest ..meditate ..exercise ..drink coffee ..chat ...cut grass ..trim bushes ..hhmmm what shall i do today?

 :Oo:
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on May 07, 2003, 01:00 PM
:yin:  :writer:  :yin:
Today is what I call "My lazy Day"
I'll try,after some time,to maybe write a bit today.
Title: Today
Post by: breathingwolf1 on May 07, 2003, 01:25 PM
thanks Rg...yes it think this is a rabbit year and i agree never too many

the bible says children are arrows in the quiver and blessed is the man whose quiver is full....le' me tell ya....i am blessed  :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: Always on May 07, 2003, 07:34 PM
Congratulations Breathing Wolf!!!  Today.... well like the past 3-4 has been rain, hail, thunderstorms and tornados galore!  Last night I guess was the worse here in Bartlett where I live outside of Memphis.  Sirens sounded for hours and one is right across street. ( But I am thankful that they are there as warnings).  But I watched as so much distruction hit again some in same places.  And I am thankful that I just had limbs blown out of trees and some lawn furniture blown over.  Some of my friends along Navy Road in Millington were not so lucky. One street over a huge oak tree went thru neigbors bedroom ceiling just after the sirens went off and had waken them up and they were in another room... alot to be thankful for!  But this afternoon sun has come out... and maybe, just maybe, its all over for while.  Tomorrow will be another day to start over...... :rose:



Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on May 08, 2003, 09:56 PM
hey everybody - although tired from traveling and from the last few hectic days - I'm finally back home to sleep in my own bed, yea!  Everyday I'm thankful for wonderful parents, but today I'm especially thankful for medical techniques that save lives and/or extend life.  Today is the 2nd day of the rest of my dad's life - and he's doing fine!

:)

BreathingWolf - Congratulations to you and your family - and welcome to the world, to the tiny new miracles - I do hope that they take after their Grandma and become wonderful writers!
Title: Today
Post by: Always on May 09, 2003, 11:36 AM
Well up early this morning!  Got to go for last drawing of blood for my surgery.  Monday I go for pre-op... .  Tomorrow is suppose to be really nice so I will go to cemetery and put flowers on Moms grave for MOTHERS DAY!    I go every week but this will be special.   It's all I can do now.  But I wish all the MOMS and GRANDMOTHERS in Splash a  wonderul and Happy Mothers Day!   May it be filled with sunshine, love, hugs and kisses.   Seems this year certainly is going fast !   A   :rose:   To all the Mothers... :hearts:
Title: Today
Post by: breathingwolf1 on May 09, 2003, 01:05 PM
thank you all for the congrats...babies and moms are doing great !!! Daisy a real big thanks to you for the extra wonderful compliment... :kiss:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 10, 2003, 03:08 PM
Things To Do Today

1) Vote For Mom
http://www.splashhall.org/cgi-bin....;t=1016

2) Check Out Our "PeoplesChoice Avatar Contest"
http://www.splashhall.org/cgi-bin....;t=1010

3) Have A Marvelous Day!!!

 :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on May 11, 2003, 11:52 AM
I would like to wish every mom a Happy Mother's Day today.
          :rose:   :rose:    :rose:   :rose:   :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 11, 2003, 12:18 PM
i'll second that....

May all Moms have a memorable day, this very *special* day!!

may the magic of today linger throughout many days to come!!

~~HAPpY MoMs DaY~~

       :rose:  :kiss:  :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Disturbed on May 11, 2003, 01:19 PM
~!~ Happy Mother's Day ~!~

Today, I'm still packing, lol.
Were moving tomorrow, so, I wont be able to post until thursday. Don't have to much fun without me. lolz
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on May 11, 2003, 02:57 PM
Happy Mother's ... Momma's, Mommy's, Mom's, Ma's, etc. Day - hope you all enjoy it.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 13, 2003, 01:09 PM
hey ya'll !!

lets all do something different today.. lets see who can get the most new members.. so gather up your friends and ask them to come join our family..

your friends will appreciate the invite.. *S* ..

tyVm!!

 :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 15, 2003, 01:51 PM
i just want to Thank All of the Splash Family for being so supportive.. i really mean that..this board..this community has the nicest ..most talented members ..i have seen in art & poetry communities..

so Splashsters...

tyVm ~~APPlauDS~~tyVm

 :writer:  :dblu:  :artist:
Title: Today
Post by: Disturbed on May 16, 2003, 12:46 AM
today I found out I won, yay me!!! lol
but more importantly ty all :o)-
finally in the new place, almost unpacked, and I even got cable, I am never goin back to dial up lol.
Congrats Daisy :o)-
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 16, 2003, 11:42 AM
w0w!! ..friday already and it seems it was just yesterday i was ducking tornados..

question for ya all...

If you had just one wish ..what would you wish for?
Title: Today
Post by: rgcafe_jr on January 01, 2004, 06:00 AM
TODAY.....is the day you can start all over and try again.

Happy New Year
Title: Today
Post by: elise on January 01, 2004, 04:47 PM
WELCOME   2004 !!!!!!!!!!!!
 :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: elise on January 26, 2004, 01:07 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO  x-X-kittin-X-x
 :bday




Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on September 16, 2003, 08:58 PM
kimmy ..you are more than welcome to enjoy all we have to offer ....and hope Gal has a speedy recovery ..sorry to hear she had to return ..

plz enjoy!!

:bandit:
Title: Today
Post by: Always on May 16, 2003, 06:39 PM
:rose:  A day of no pain, no tears, no sorrow, no regrets... a day of no fear.. no illness... a day of sunshine, warm and bright.  Where each man loves his brother.....Just one day!!!!
Title: Today
Post by: Moe on May 16, 2003, 06:59 PM
3 More Wishes!
 :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on May 16, 2003, 07:56 PM
:jrope:  :jrope:
turn back time,maybe 15 years
 :dblu:  :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: Always on May 16, 2003, 08:06 PM
:rose:  Thank you all for the nice responses I received in my notice to you!  I shall miss you all.. and again thank you for being so kind in your comments on my poems. But now I must leave.  Tomorrow will be a hectic day so I will not be on again. Come Monday morning I will leave at 6 am.  Take care all of you. Splash is gifted with so many warm hearts and talented people.  Thank you Rg for allowing me to post my notice and I shall remove it now.  Take care each of you and may God watch over and protect you and Angels wings surround you....  hugss to you all!   :rose:

Charlotte ( daRedDogsGal)
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on May 17, 2003, 05:27 PM
Today I fiddled around with PSP and finally came up with another av to enter into the Splash Paint Contest - woohooo having fun with PSP ---- there's still time to enter - hurry, check it out!!!
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 18, 2003, 02:34 PM
Today is great!!

2 different Avatar Paint Contest...dig it!!  :blues:

the first is here on the boards "The PeoplesChoice"..the deadline for entries is today and then YOU will choose the TOP Designs for avatars entered..if you havent entered yet..give it a shot..all is welcome..

http://www.splashhall.org/cgi-bin....SF;f=42

the second (you will need VP Build 163 - a chat program) is live in Babble0n VP Chat at The Splash PaintSalon at 4pm est today ..here

http://www.themountainsplash.com/paintsalon

if you need the Chat program you can get it here..

http://www.themountainsplash.com/vplinks
click on babble then follow the instructions..its a great chat program ..if ya need help give us a holla

do something diff today..come join in the fun and meet some of your family here at splash

see ya there!!
 
:artist:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 19, 2003, 02:38 AM
Please help give Moe (our own AV Artist) a BiG HAND for a Great Live Contest at The Splash PaintSalon in Babble0n today..

at one time she had fifty peeps in our shop and some of the best AV Artist in VP Chat .. a fantastic accomplishment!!

~~APpLAUDS~~

 :artist:  :dblu:  :artist:
Title: Today
Post by: _-shans-_ on May 19, 2003, 02:48 AM
yayyyyyyyyyy...wtg Moe!!! A job well done
*CHEERS*
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on May 19, 2003, 10:00 AM
Great job Moe!!!  That was the first paint contest I've been to and I enjoyed it very much.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on December 31, 2003, 05:19 PM
Everyone, please be SAFE this New Year's Eve.....
no drinking and driving please!!!    

Have a Wonderful New Year's Eve...omg it just occurred to me that now i gotta try to remember to write 2004 on everything.......just when i barely mastered 2003!!!!!!!
   :Oo:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 20, 2003, 11:37 AM
GOOD MORNIN' Splashers !!

I want ya to meet the most important person in your life today.. YOU !!!!

 :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: Maureen on May 20, 2003, 04:10 PM
Good Mornin'!

Today I realized that I have 4 pages of writings to read in Splashers Poetry & Stories...what a prolific group we have! :D

 :hearts:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on May 20, 2003, 10:11 PM
Tonight I'm attending the last high school choral concert for my daughter (she graduates next week!!!).  I'll be the one close to the front with tears, listening to pick out her voice -- oh wait, that'll be every mother there  

:)
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 21, 2003, 12:20 PM
Hi!! what ya doing today? in addition to makin' a new skin (a summer cool blue) for the boards, hope to have it ready for ya today..

i'm gonna ask at least 3 peeps to vote in our "PeoplesChoice Avatar Contest (hint hint  :laugh: ) ..the avs are sooo coo0l..

have your peeps go here and vote  :cool:

http://www.splashhall.org/cgi-bin....try7449

 :artist:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 21, 2003, 08:43 PM
well the new skin is ready for viewing..but not sure how much i like it.. tho i try to update all the skins..

in case you dont know we have 4 different skins for you to use and enjoy the boards ..they are..

DeepBlue our first skins we made in a panic when we moved from communityzero.. Enchantment our mystical skin.. Romance presently our default skin... and now CoolBlue

to see CoolBlue go to your "ControlPanel" link (see it up by your name? under the pic at the top of the page?) and then go to the tab "Account Options" then scroll down a little and you will see your choices in the drop down menu...

so check it out and please tell me what ya think? ..also if you have any ideas for pictures or features for the boards or any of our many rooms.. plz give us a holla..we want to make this your community..

btw.. we need more poems for our tours too.. so take our tours and write a poem for your favorite page..

go here for more information..

http://www.splashhall.org/cgi-bin....32;st=0

safe journeys!!

 Â :blues:




Title: Today
Post by: breathingwolf1 on May 21, 2003, 09:40 PM
Today...."sob"   buried Mom today....knew she was not well but only she knew she was dying until last Fri. and she passed Sun. morn.         an only child i am....what will i do without Mom?
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on May 21, 2003, 10:39 PM
So sorry to hear about your Mom, breathingwolf - I don't think there are ever enough words to make things seem like they'll be ok at this point.  When you can, share your remembrance of her with your children and grandchildren as they grow - and in time you may find comfort in knowing she's at peace - mind, body and soul.  What will you do without her - that's a tough question, I know I'd be lost and hurting without my mother.  What comes to mind for me would be to believe in angels.  Prayers and hugssss for you and your family.

 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on May 21, 2003, 10:49 PM
Rg, the skin is coming along nicely.  I love the colors and the banner.  The writing is clear and easy to read.

Not crazy about the icons though.  I got so used to looking for the flame on the candles scanning through the sections for new stuff.  I really like those candles.  

A suggestion for something different:  a lantern that is lit for unread, and opposite for read.  

Elves, hobbits, or fairies would be cool where you have the smilies holding up the posting signs.  It would fit the theme a bit better.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 22, 2003, 02:28 AM
my deepest condolences breathingwolf..

may the light and love  of spirit keep your mom surrounded..

may she walk clouds to throw you blessing in everyway..

may your love and hers be your bridge within her spirit..

A Bridge To Your Mom & Her To You

 :sleep:
  :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Disturbed on May 22, 2003, 07:29 AM
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom breathingwolf, may she rest in peace, and may you find some comfort in knowing she is with god and his angels, and now watching over you with the brightest light shinging in her eyes sending you her love until the day you can be with her again. I will pray for you.



Title: Today
Post by: Disturbed on May 22, 2003, 07:30 AM
congrats moe!!!
Title: Today
Post by: Disturbed on May 22, 2003, 07:38 AM
Today I got a new job that I will begin on tuesday, YAY me!lol
its only 3 hours a day, and I will be fileing and photocopying, but the bonus is when I begin school again its just enough hours to not interfear.
I have been doing alot of reflecting on my life, and where I hope it goes lately.
One thing I am espically thankful for is finding this site, and the friend that means the world that showed me this site. The Brat is one of the most strongest women I have come across in my life thus far, and the people I have met on here are so talented, its nice to have found a place where people like myself can write, paint, and do all the things in this life that I find peaceful, with such chaotic times this world is seeing, its good to know that I can come here to 'get away' form it all and share with you what I am feeling, and to listen to others.
Thanks Rg and to everyone here at splash, you mean the world to me. :o)-
Title: Today
Post by: Maureen on May 22, 2003, 10:00 PM
breathingwolf...there is little that can be said to comfort such grief...just know that your friends here at Splash are thinking of you; draw from our strength when you need...
Title: Today
Post by: _-shans-_ on May 23, 2003, 01:41 AM
Deepest condolences breathing wolf on the loss of your mum,it is never easy losing a loved one all we can do is treasure all the memories and knowing they will always be with us keeps us going on. :rose:

Congrats!! Disturbed on ur new job,and with only 3hrs a day to be able to do schooling as well yes a major bonus for you!I wish you all the best and am sure you find fulifilment in what ever lays ahead  :jrope:
Title: Today
Post by: rgcafe_jr on May 23, 2003, 02:48 AM
Well today we started make peperations to go on an 8 month deployment. Well boy oh boy I cant wait....that was sarcasim.
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on May 23, 2003, 02:52 AM
Quote
its nice to have found a place where people like myself can write, paint, and do all the things in this life that I find peaceful, with such chaotic times this world is seeing, its good to know that I can come here to 'get away' form it all and share with you what I am feeling, and to listen to others


 :dblu:  this is what Splash is all about -- so happy you found us, Disturbed -- and we're very glad to have you as part of our Splash family!!!

:hearts:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 23, 2003, 02:55 AM
Quote (rgcafe_jr @ May 22 2003, 10:48pm)
Well today we started make peperations to go on an 8 month deployment. Well boy oh boy I cant wait....that was sarcasim.

so where ya going and when?

 :bana:
Title: Today
Post by: rgcafe_jr on May 23, 2003, 03:00 AM
They haven't told us when but you can bet it will be in the red sea some where
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 23, 2003, 03:07 AM
well dont drink the water...i hear it really salty...

 :bana:
Title: Today
Post by: _-shans-_ on May 23, 2003, 03:32 AM
Hmmmm If the water is salty id say bugger the water....have a beer instead..ya better stock up!! :laugh:
Title: Today
Post by: _-shans-_ on May 25, 2003, 11:12 PM
Well its Monday morning here,made my first cuppa sat down and viewed some of the new posts,,,came to "lingo" and hit the delete button...ugh!! I lost the very first post I posted in there..sighs...I guess I stuffed up!! Alot to view today so I'll mudgie along and hope not to delete anything else  :sleep:
Title: Today
Post by: breathingwolf1 on May 23, 2003, 01:35 PM
thank you all so much for your words of condolences and support....i know time will ease the pain of now...and i now this too shall pass...whew...it was just her and i for so long have the ache right now of the chord cut with a dull knife...it will never leave but it will heal...thank you all so much   :hearts:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 25, 2003, 02:20 AM
FYI - tonight we had a slight prob with our SQL (tech stuff) and seem to have lost a topic called.."Memoriers" ..i am sorry for this.. should you notice any problems please inform me asap..

not sure why this has happen..but sometimes the boards,  even the net, burps....heh

again sorry..




Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on May 25, 2003, 08:41 AM
:writer:  :writer:
Today,Sunday
I'll live it to the fullest.I'll still have some lose ends to tie-up,and maybe I'll pick up a pen and see how the writing will flow and just be lazy for a change.....
 :laugh:  :laugh:
hmmmmm....I can smell fresh brewed coffee in the making....
[_]> ~~~~ [_]> ~~~
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 25, 2003, 01:35 PM
well i hope thats organic shade grown coffee..  :laugh:

today i think i may just post alot here.. mayb work on a few new pages for the Splash Community .. and just 'geek out' (hhmm now theres a bugger for the "lingo topic") on some great homebrewed organic coffee  :p

oh yea even write a new poem today ..or mayb i should say prose ...hmmm or mayb street poetry..

   :writer:
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on May 25, 2003, 04:35 PM
I don't think it's organic grown coffee.  :Oo:

 :upside:

 :blues: For christmas a friend got me a year long subscription for Gevalia (sp) coffee.It's pretty tasty.

So far it's a pretty good day.... :blush:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on May 25, 2003, 05:23 PM
Today I was splashing around and discovered that some of the topics were hidden from view and I wondered if our newcomers are getting the full view of splash posts .... so, just a tidbit of info in case you don't know ... when you go into a section near the bottom of the page you'll find 3 boxes, click on them to sort the topics --- "from the beginning" will show you all previously posted topics.  I'm sure you'll find some interesting stuff in there ... enjoy!

 :)
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on May 26, 2003, 12:05 PM
Well,in the mean time it came to Monday here also.

 :unclesam: and today we celebrate Memorial Day.We Honor all of our fallen Vets or MIA.
 
Full with bbq's and other delicious food announcing Summer Season did come after all. :unclesam:




Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on May 26, 2003, 01:02 PM
hope everyone enjoys the days - make a point to remember all of those who have served your country.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 27, 2003, 01:21 AM
what a day.. nice actually..

i made some updates to the Community Tour (btw still need poems for the rooms there) ..also changed the background on the CoolBlue skin here on the boards..

and changed GreenWorld to WillowsPark (free boat rides for SplashMembers)

check it out..

http://www.themountainsplash.com/willowpark

or if you feel like a tour start from the beginning and see the changes..

http://www.themountainsplash.com

plz enjoy and be sure to let me know what ya think?

:dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: _-shans-_ on May 27, 2003, 01:30 AM
Willows park is kool I really like it and the song goes beautifully...its all thumbs up from me!! :jrope:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 27, 2003, 01:43 PM
cool.. glad you like..please write us a poem to display on our "Community Tour" and/or "Romantic Tour" should you be so inclined.. *S*

start here..

http://www.splashhall.org/cgi-bin....try7789

Winners for our First  "PeoplesChoice Avatar Contest" have been announced.. ya'll winners in my book.. a new contest will beginning shortly..

hhmmm now what shall i do today...

:bana:
Title: Today
Post by: Always on May 27, 2003, 03:22 PM
:rose: Today is a beautiful day here.  I am home, sitting up @ 3 times day for @ 2 hrs each time.  Surgery went fantatic. It was only 2 1/2 hrs ( instead of 5-6 they anticipated) .. I was home in 4 days instead of 7 they thought and go back today to have tubes and staples removed.  Feel great... and I am doing marvelous.  Hope everyone is having a good day and everyone was well while I was away.  I won't be on much for a while but in @ week or so should be back to normal.  Have a good day everyone and never forget to thank God for all your many blessings!   :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: on May 27, 2003, 04:36 PM
I greet this day like every other...SO happy to be alive...able to smile and laugh always....I share my smiles with whoever wants one....they are free......:-)
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 27, 2003, 05:43 PM
welcome back Gal..very good to see ya getting uP..see our prayers work.. (as well good health care..lol)..

get ur strength back and  :writer: writ on... we miss your poetic touch..

 :bana:
Title: Today
Post by: Maureen on May 27, 2003, 07:11 PM
That is great, red...!  :rose: Keep it up! Good to see ya back

 :hearts: Maureen
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on May 27, 2003, 09:53 PM
welcome back Red - happy to hear that things went well and that you're on your way to recovery - don't overdo it too soon!
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on May 27, 2003, 10:50 PM
Congratulations Ms Purdy, Brat, and CMist - great job on the av's!
Title: Today
Post by: _-shans-_ on May 27, 2003, 11:31 PM
Welcome Back Red glad everything went well...looking forward to reading more of your great poems.. :rose:

Congrats Ms Purdy,Brat & Cmist the avies were great! :artist:

Welcolme to Splash Kath I'm sure you will enjoy your time here at splash...they all a great bunch of people.. :dblu:

Now what to do today hmmmm..my birthday and I dont have a clue what to do...whatever it is will be a quiet day...hope everyone has a great day..  :kiss:
Title: Today
Post by: Maureen on May 28, 2003, 02:08 AM
-shans-...enjoy your day!

 :hearts: Maureen
Title: Today
Post by: _-shans-_ on May 28, 2003, 07:11 AM
awwww thankyou soooo much Maureen I have had the worst day and that just made me feel so good...huggs   :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on May 28, 2003, 10:03 AM
happy birthday Shans - hope the rest of your day is going well!  :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 28, 2003, 01:55 PM
aww shans why was your birthday bad...?

~HAPpY DaY-AFTeR BiRTHDaY~

 :bana:
Title: Today
Post by: _-shans-_ on May 28, 2003, 04:02 PM
Thank you daisy n cafe....was just a day nothing went right :blush:
Title: Today
Post by: Always on May 28, 2003, 06:55 PM
:rose: Thank you all for your kind thoughts, well wishes and prayerss.  Everything looks great on here Rg!  Happy "Belated" Birthday Shans.  Congratulations everyone on the Av contest. Sorry I missed it.  I shall be on more and more as days go by. Today is a beautiful day...sun shinning....and birds singing.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on May 28, 2003, 07:56 PM
Happy Birthday Shans and I hope you have many many more

 :rose:

and a big welcome back daRedDogsGal  


 :rose:  :hearts:  :rose:

it is a hot and beautiful day here also the sun is shinning clouds pasing by just enough to block some of te heat and the brezze is blowing swift and strong beach weiather bumer stuck in the office but its ok i get fired any way
smiles all  :blush:




Title: Today
Post by: Ms.Purdy on May 29, 2003, 10:14 PM
awwwwww Thank you all so very much....Congrats Brat and Cmist....awesome avs.... :)
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 30, 2003, 01:57 AM
yet another awesome page "Aint This America" has been added to our Community Tour ..little diff graphic effects..nice  :;):

go here to enjoy..
http://www.themountainsplash.com/aint_america

then if you want to continue tour ..click on Community Tour..

and yep..looking for more poems to include on tours..  :Oo:

  :artist:
Title: Today
Post by: breathingwolf1 on May 30, 2003, 01:09 PM
today just another as i try to continue without mom....
i'm finding it very difficult...just cant seem to get the gumption
up to do or be anything....keep telling myself it takes time it will heal and i have realized this truth from past grief but somehow this one is more...umm...empty i guess is the only way i can put it.  not fanatically emotional just a drudge a silent loss of anything and seems everything....it was so fast...i was so unprepared...she did not want to worry me so kept it to herself....dangit....si gh....needing to remember all her words in the end...today :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Always on June 15, 2003, 07:51 AM
:rose:  HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL THE DADS ON HERE!!  Well its 3 am...lol.....and I could not sleep!  Did more yesterday ( Saturday) than I have in long long time and more than I was suppose to. Don't get released from Doctor until 24th.  But , got up, beautiful day, decided to heck with this ... so got in my car, went car buying!!  Yep!!  Or should I say VAN buying.  Bought  me a new 2003 Chrysler Town and Country Van LX that does everything but cook.  Man I did not know a vehicle could have so much on it. Heated seats...duel AC.. electric sunroof.. all Electric. PW, PD, Cruise, DVD Player, CD, Cassette.. oh my other car was loaded but this thing is Heaven on wheels.   Decided it was time I treated myself for change.  Now......if I just had somewhere to go LOL LOL... :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:  WOOHOO what a day... :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: breathingwolf1 on June 15, 2003, 04:41 AM
i tried to get it but was unable....went to the dl's and clicked on build 163c it downloaded but nothing happened and i could not find anything that said babbleon...so anyway i missed it and dont have a clue where to start to get or work what i need...:p
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on June 14, 2003, 12:46 PM
Your should be at the Poets Cafe..

Splash is having a LIVE (realtime) Special Poetry Event This Morning Saturday at 10:00 AM EST (East Coast usa time)  Its FREE!!

http://www.themountainsplash.com/poets_cafe.html

what will happen here is you will meet and enjoy other poets and your splash family, share (actually read live) poems and just enjoy others and chat. you will have your pic or avatar in the room (poets cafe) as if you was really there. all this is done LIVE (realtime)

..an experience truely worth you saturday morning and the small download. even after the event you can continue (FREE) to enjoy the The Poets Cafe, VP CHat and Your Splash Family and our many rooms/pages of Splash,  as if you was really there.. Its Always FREE!! (and NO Advertising ..you privacy is always protected)

hope to see ya at the the Poets Cafe  & our LIVE Poetry Event ..Its Always FREE!!

Get Your Poetry Chat Gear Now..
http://www.themountainsplash.com/poets_cafe.html

Kindly
Your Splash Family
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on June 14, 2003, 08:20 PM
We had the BEST time in a poetry room than we've had in ages -- our reading in Babbleon chat this morning (and stretching way into the afternoon) was AWESOME.  The room was full and we had peeps in observe most of the time we were reading.  Thank you again, Rg, for creating the room and getting us all together.  I liked the time frame, too -- a great time for most people to be able to make it even with time zone differences.

Way to go Splashers and Friends of Splash, woooooohooooooo - so much talent!!!!

 :laugh:  :writer:




Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on June 15, 2003, 01:32 PM
Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's - hope your day is blessed with the love and admiration of your children and that thanks and happy wishes come from your significant others and parents thanking you for their wonderful grandchildren.  Dad's, you still have to do the grilling tonight - but that's usually a guy thing anyway, huh.

Woohoooo Red -- get in that van and just drive for a while, who needs a place to go, just cruise :)  It sounds wonderful, and what a nice treat (other than the payments when they start, lol).  Enjoy and glad you're getting up and around more - must mean you're feeling pretty good.

Breathingwolf, don't give up on getting the VP chat program installed.  If you have MSN messenger or Yahoo messenger, let me know (send me a private message or email).  We could arrange a time to be on when I can help.  Would love to have you at the readings and we'll be doing plenty more of them.

Have a great day everybody!




Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on June 15, 2003, 02:54 PM
Happy Daddies Day too all the Pops in here
and cool Red just get in it and cruz and so glad your feeling better
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on June 15, 2003, 04:50 PM
ok i made it a little more simpler to get VP Chat and enjoy realtime at the Poets Cafe..

go here and click on Babble0n then follow the instructions that will come up..

http://www.themountainsplash.com/poets_cafe
Title: Today
Post by: Maureen on June 16, 2003, 12:09 AM
I hope all you Dad's had a fantastic day! :hearts:

Red...glad you are feeling so good! Have fun cruisin'
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on June 21, 2003, 11:51 AM
Come join us Today (saturday) 10:00 AM/EST at our Breakfast Poetry Read with Live readins and chat in the Poets Cafe...

details here...
http://www.themountainsplash.com/poets_cafe

last week was awesome..this week will even be better..hope to see ya there ..(you too Merlin, Bro *S*)

if ya need help ..please...give us a holla!! ..we want to help ya!!

Splash 0n!!

:bandit:
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on September 03, 2003, 11:05 PM
Geesh Dais ... you are way too much of a morning person - I wanna know your secret -- smile - You said it wasn't the coffee -- sooo do tell...smile ...

Today  is Wednesday - my pledged day to be good - and while most of the day is over - I still need to make it through the evening -  wink  -
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on June 22, 2003, 02:05 PM
Goood Morniiiiiing ! what a beautiful day it is today.. yesterday at the Poets Cafe was fantastic ..already lookin' forward to next saturday..

but you dont have to wait til then to enjoy a live read or pleasant chat with your Splash Family..come to the Poets Cafe now..someone is always hangin' out there..

see ya there..

http://www.themountainsplash.com/poets_cafe

:bandit:




Title: Today
Post by: Moe on June 22, 2003, 04:21 PM
I love reading the posts from this topic..it's cool to read what others are up to & almost like gettin' a peek in Their diary at times.  :;):
The weather here is beautiful today--Going to get out & enjoy it for awhile & probably get some yard work done.
Have a great day Everyone :)
Title: Today
Post by: Always on June 24, 2003, 12:40 PM
:dblu:  Beautiful day here today..sun is shinning. Going to be 85.  Finally I get to drive ( WOOOOO HOOOO LOL).  Go to Doctor and get my final release, then going out to eat, just enjoy the day.  Seems like long time but actually I had surgery on May 19... not long at all.  I just did great.  Hope everyone has a good day!   Tried the new chat program but it doesn't like me I guess.  Just cannot get it to work. Something I have is not agreeing with it...but thats ok!   Got letter from another one of my poems yesterday from new company... so I have about decided to go ahead and have book published.  At least it will sell 1 copy!  LMAO.... Bye for now.  :rofl:
Title: Today
Post by: lividity on June 25, 2003, 12:10 AM
:laugh: Today was a beautiful sunny day, got the lil one a splash pool only to realise he won't be home from camp for another week and a half. I wanted a vaca, now i miss him so much.

Vp was a pain in my neck this evening, couldn't get in forever it seemed. Here I am now though. *weeeeee*

I meet the Love of my life for the second time in 3 days and 16.5 hours. Can you tell im smitten, completely? He is very nervous, though I think I would be too in his situation. He has to meet my whole family and believe me when i say whole family its not two parents 1.5 brothers and sisters and a dog and a cat. I have 3 sisters one brother, two are married, all have kids totalling 12 nephews and nieces. I have a wonderful Mum and and my Nana, oh yeah and did i mention more uncle's and aunts than I care to count. Basically its going to be a huge moment in my Love's life and hopefully he comes out alive. Not sure him being fifteen years older than me is going to help in the journey.

You wonder why I am typing all this here, well, I think I am as nervous as him. Wish me Luck.

 :hearts:
Title: Today
Post by: Disturbed on June 25, 2003, 02:35 AM
Congrats Gal!!!!
You got another sell with me!! :o)-

Good Luck lividity!!!
I know what your talking about
Im the youngest of 7!! lol

Todays been a good day so far.
The weather was dreary today, the kind
that makes you wana snuggle up with
some coffee and a good book..
Hope everyones day was well, and peaceful.
Title: Today
Post by: Wordsmith on June 25, 2003, 06:45 AM
Though my night has barely begun, I must say it seems a bit dreary what with the cold and all the rain. Normally Montana is quite hot this time of year, we've had a drought for 5 years, now however it seems over.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on June 26, 2003, 05:52 PM
glad ya made it in WordSmith...

well got a new poetry picture challenge for ya'll ck it out its call Summer Romance..

http://www.themountainsplash.com/splashchallenge

Also CONGRATULATIONS!!! to Daisy, The Brat and Ms Purdy ..they won the PeoplesChoice Avatar Contest #2 ...Moe will be givin them their banners and Contest #3 will be startin soon...

other than that i am just sittin here in the mtns roastin in the heat...lol... ya gotta love summer!!

:bandit:
Title: Today
Post by: PoeticAngell on June 26, 2003, 06:20 PM
Today  its partly cloudy in wonderful Alaska. My kids and I are going to go see the movie Nemo this afternoon. Does anyone else laundery just grow when your not looking? *smile*  More SOON! Angell :hearts:  :jrope:  :dblu:  :kiss:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on June 26, 2003, 10:48 PM
Laundry is a nonstop thing in this household - so yep, I think it grows and multiplies.  Suddenly I've noticed that out of service for 8 in silverware, I now only have 3 spoons -- where did they go?  Nobody in this house knows ---- also, suddenly I have towels that I've never seen before - did they walk in by themselves, there was a poem read recently in our new Poets Cafe about ghosts in the house -- must be what I have because the kids surely didn't do it, lol.

I love reading this section, too - one of my fav's.  A peek into the lives of Splashers - very unique, yet with a common bond.

Many thanks for the votes for the av contest -- and CONGRATULATIONS Brat and MsPurdy, your avs were awesome!!!  There is so much talent in here - I think you're all winners!!
Title: Today
Post by: _-shans-_ on June 27, 2003, 03:40 AM
Congrats to Daisy,Brat ~ n~ Ms purdy!!!!!!!!! Excellent paints guys...I agree Daisy so much talent in Splash and much,much more to come too.. sorry I havent been around I've had my son sick and school holidays coming up as of Monday so I have to do the "mum" thing....lol 2 weeks of holidays...
when do us mums get our holidays????

Poetry cafe is going wonderfully wtg Splashers!!!!
mhm house work I know the feeling there Daisy too been raining here for 2 days so washing machine is on overload :laugh:
brrr  wish we had summer all year round..
Title: Today
Post by: _-shans-_ on July 04, 2003, 06:06 AM
brrrrr its freezin here in Oz im all snuggled up with 3 blankies around me in me jim jams...lol damnit someone wanna swap some heat for the cold here for a day??? lol we dont celebrate independance day here but for all you guys who have a wonderful day  :wiz:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on July 04, 2003, 02:04 PM
Happy 4th to all who celebrate it -- for the first time in many many years there is no forecast for rain today (like I believe the weatherman, lol).  It's only 10:00 am and already 85 degrees so it's going to be a hot hot hot one today.  Please stay safe everybody and parents, pay attention to the types of fireworks your kids are playing with -- and ladies, pay attention to the types of fireworks your bigger kid....ummm well ok, your hubby or significant other is playing with, lol - sorry just kidding guys.  Have a good one everybody!!!
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on July 05, 2003, 02:28 PM
sorry to all if i have not been on much...having connection/isp problems here...

hope to have it fixed soon.... in the meantime please enjoy some Splash FireWorks!!

http://www.themountainsplash.com/splash_fireworks

:bandit:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on October 17, 2003, 09:42 AM
Good Morning Splashers and Splashees :)

Not much going on lately - seems the biggest thing is babbleon being down.  You can still get in there though, just have to use the backup server.  (See Lucid's post above) -- and the server address is scattered through a few other posts on the boards --- Why so many places -- so you'll see it and come visit us!

It's Friday and well, like most of you, I'm sure, I've been looking forward to the weekend, soooooo let's get this day started and get on with the weekend.  Take care everybody and have a great day!!!

........anddddddd happy birthday JMfilmore  :bday




Title: Today
Post by: _-shans-_ on July 06, 2003, 06:26 AM
hey guys sorry I havent been around much i got the flu ugh!! kids are on holidays here too been busy doin the "mum" thing trying to keep them occupied gwad not an easy job i want half their energy..they got another week of holidays after that should be back to normal....damn kids home on holidays and the flu what a double whammie im havin :laugh:
Fireworks look great RG....hope everyone had a wonderful independance day what ever you did hope it was a good one for ya all....okies back to beddies for me for awhile take care everyone cyas soon!!
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on July 06, 2003, 02:48 PM
Hope you're feeling better soon Shans!!!  Well, I knew it had to come and it's finally here (sigh) - today is the last day of my vacation - it's back to work tomorrow.  Everyone in my department will ask where I went and what I did.  They aren't the internet type and surely won't understand that I traveled around the world every day and visited friends from all over - splashed around without getting wet - and never left the comfort of my home.  I sure am glad for this technology though.  I'll enjoy today to its fullest -- hope you all enjoy your day, too.

:)
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on July 07, 2003, 07:35 PM
and now for the rest of your summer......?

:bandit:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on July 08, 2003, 02:45 PM
Are YOU on The List....

Click to Get on The List

 :Oo:




Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on October 27, 2003, 11:00 AM
Well gosh...Is it reallly Monday already? ... Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and are ready to face another week of work... At  least this morning the alarm didn't sound so mean seeing how I haven't adjusted to the time change yet -

Have a enjoyable Monday everyone!! ...(oh my is that actually possible?)
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on October 27, 2003, 11:06 AM
Good morning everybody -- ok, let's take a poll -- 2 part question ...... raise your hands -- how many of you really like the time change?  Ok, part 2 ...... how many like Monday's?  really well, hhmmmmmmm me neither lol, but since we can't do anything about it we might as well get on with the day, huh ..... so it's hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go .... if I hurry I won't miss the best part of the sunrise!!!

All joking aside, enjoy your day and remember, it may sound corny to some, but today is the first day of the rest of your life - what will you do with it?

catchya later :kiss




Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on October 20, 2003, 10:15 AM
Geesh - It is Monday already... Hope everyone had a glorious weekend and are ready to face a new week. Me, well I hit the snooze button this morning a few times - the bed was so warm and cozy and the room air so cold...Hard to believe that we are fast approaching chillier mornings here in the South -- Definitely a sweater weather day..

Hope you all have an enjoyable Monday -(Is that even possible?) Smile ....

Well - off for more coffee -- I need an extra cup today -- lol --  Have fun!!!
Title: Today
Post by: Always on July 10, 2003, 02:21 PM
Well we finally are getting some much needed rain here.  ( Just hope Mother Nature does not over do it like in Texas and N. Orleans lol ).  Nice though!  Not much going on when your not working... but will be going back sooon now.  yea!!!!!  :laugh:   Hope everyone is having a great day.... gosh not long til' schools begin again and then Labor Day ,  gosh before you know it it will be Christmas... where does time go???    BE SAFE all.... laterz
Title: Today
Post by: breathingwolf1 on July 10, 2003, 10:03 PM
daisy....far as the spoons missin it reminded me of my cousin who had 6 kids the oldest was 6 and she had 4 under the age of 1.  when they got a little older and things started happening around the house that no one knew ANYTHING about...she started setting an extra dinner plate for Mr. Nobody because he was obviously the mischief maker....lol
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on July 11, 2003, 10:06 AM
good morning everybody -- or afternoon -- or evening (depending on which time zone you live in)

:)

Today is the day my daughter has been counting down to arrive and it's finally here - she's the big 18 today.  She started counting a year ago, right after her 17th birthday.  For the last 6 months I've heard numerous times, "Well, I'm almost 18, ya know" ---- that's gone, and I'm sure from today until she's 20 that saying will be replaced with, "Well, I'm over 18, ya know."  Counting my blessings this morning, certainly not complaining!

Laughing at the extra place at the table for Mr. Nobody - that's really cute, wish I'd thought of that, lol.

Well, time to get on the road and get myself to work.  Have a good day everybody!!!
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on July 12, 2003, 12:21 PM
Com'on over to some great coffee, tea and a live poetry read..

kickin' right now at the Poets Cafe ( click here for details http://www.themountainsplash.com/poets_cafe )

bring a friend ..enjoy and share something a little different this mornin' ..saturday 10:00 am est 'til the cows go home..

 :bandit:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on July 13, 2003, 12:39 PM
You know it's going to be a hot day when it's already 80 degrees at 8:30 in the morning.  Stay cool everyone and have a great day!
Title: Today
Post by: Always on July 17, 2003, 03:48 PM
Well another hot dry day in Tennessee, as with most of the country I guess!  But still Summer is a great time.  Not alot happening ... guess it's the lazy days of Summer !  But soon Fall will be here then Winter and it all starts over.....my how time can seem to fly by.  For some reason lately seems I have been thinking of the past alot and remembering what seemed like such a simplier time when I was growing up...when everything seemed right, and Mom and Dad could make it all better.  But was it really simple?  I keep reading what you just wrote above Rg.... very interesting thought!    Have a good day everyone......smiles .  Going to go paper, paint and redo a bathroom.  That should keep me busy lol!
Title: Today
Post by: elise on May 07, 2004, 04:45 AM
LOL Jr....you are so great!!!  Canada huh?  hmmmmm.....
Gonna hafta give him trouble about that!!!  LOL

Every night, you will be in my prayers...as will your wife and son....god bless!
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on July 20, 2003, 01:46 PM
hi there Splashers, and friends of Splash :)

Just another quiet day here so far, but that's a good thing because around this household, a quiet day is rare lately!  Summertime tends to take more peeps outside to work in the yard more or to play hard when they get a chance.  Just remember that Splash is open 24/7/365 -- here for the good times and the not-so-good times.  

Artistic people look at the world differently - not the rose colored glasses syndrome - but a tree, a cloud, a butterfly or a bee, a child crying or laughing, a couple holding hands, a sunrise or a sunset, thunder and lightning and cloudy sky, stars and dark of night - and on and on - we see them all as poetic nature.  Write a poem today, or paint the world through your artistic eyes.  Enjoy the day, enjoy the night!!

 :;):
Title: Today
Post by: on October 31, 2003, 11:45 AM
It's Trick or Treat day.......all the goblins will be out tonight...Happy Halloween to one and all.....
~Happy Birthday hayzee and many many more~

Write on.... :pkin
Title: Today
Post by: The_Brat on July 22, 2003, 09:04 PM
Storms, Storms, Storms...seems to be all I can see out my window lately. Seems Mother nature is in one hell of a tantrum. Huge billows of anger consuming the mountains then unleashing their onslaught on all who happen to be unlucky enough to be near.

Luckily I love storms.


Hope all are well and finding great adventure even in the mundane.

~~Peace~~
    Mara
Title: Today
Post by: The_Brat on July 23, 2003, 01:29 PM
wow what a suprise, Morning was ushered in with great fanfare as mother nature threw another hissy. Must say she still looks sullen and pouty. Hard to believe its the end of July already, I even saw CHristmas stuff sneaking up on store shelves the other day when out. I'm all for planning ahead but sheesh. Hope all are well and smiling today,and Stay safe when you venture out and about
~~Peace~~
     Brat

"The most wasted day of all is that during which we have not laughed."
-Sebastian R. N. Chamfort
Title: Today
Post by: Roadpan on July 24, 2003, 07:47 PM
"Storms, Storms, Storms"

You pretty much summed it up.  Frankly, I'm tired of it all.  Nothing I can do about it, true ... unless I wish to move.  Did I mention I am tired of it?  I think I'm just going to bury myself underground until October or so, 'cause it doesn't seem like it will end until it cools down.  Okay, enough complaining...

--Road
Title: Today
Post by: Moe on July 25, 2003, 07:21 PM
Beautiful weather here today in Illinois...Temp is about 80 degrees & the wind is blowing just enough to create a breeze.
If You haven't taken the time to vote for the Splash Avatar Contest..Please do! Your fellow splash artists will very much appreciate it.  :upside:
Click here to vote-Splash Av Contest




Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on July 25, 2003, 09:13 PM
More storms and rain in coastal Georgia which is good,sorta...kinda...we have to make up years with drought,but can do without all the flooding....otherwise great dog days of summer with lots of ice cream,watermelons and salads...not forgetting to mention GREAT BBQ's!!!
 :blush:
Maybe we can post and share some of our best well kept summer recipe secrets?

 :rose:

Black Bean and Corn Salad
Ingredients :    
1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
1/4 teaspoon seasoned pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried cilantro
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
2 (15 ounce) cans whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
 

 Directions
In a small bowl, mix together vinaigrette, seasoned pepper, cilantro, cayenne pepper, and cumin. Set dressing aside.
In a large bowl, stir together beans, corn, onion, scallions, and red bell pepper. Toss with dressing. Cover, and refrigerate overnight. Toss again before serving.

Served with cornbread it's a main dish.....




Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on July 26, 2003, 01:30 PM
Do Sompin Diff Today...

Come Rock with Us at the Poets Cafe this mornin'..

Live Poetry Readin' (in realtime) Read ..Chat ..Have Fun..

I Wanna Rock !! Click ! Click!
http://www.themountainsplash.com/poets_cafe
Take Me There !! Rock ! Rock !

 :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on July 27, 2003, 07:08 PM
looks like a great recipe, Lizza - might try that one for the next family barbeque - thanks for sharing :)

...........

In fact, we liked your recipe so much that we were inspired to create a new section on our Splash boards just for sharing recipes

...........

The Splash Kitchen is now open and ready for Splashers to add their favorite recipes and/or browse to find new ones, soon to become your favorites.  Click on the link and share some yummy stuff with us.

...........
p.s.  Thanks Lizza, for the idea, and would you please post your recipe in the new Kitchen section




Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on July 27, 2003, 08:15 PM
btw, just a tidbit of information that might be useful to some --- in the post up above I added a link ..... if you right click on the link a menu will appear and you have the choice to "open" .... here on the boards, choose "open" if you want to go there directly ... otherwise, click on the link as your normally would and a new window will open.



Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on July 27, 2003, 08:56 PM
:;):  :;):  :;):

Thank's......I'm soooooooooo excited about the Splash Kitchen.I was hoping for one all along.....It'll be great for Holiday sharing and such,Thank you!!!!!!!!

 Â   :dblu:  :dblu:

P.S Maybe even a future Splash Cookbook?




Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on July 27, 2003, 10:15 PM
oooooooooooo another cool idea, we'll keep that in mind :)
Title: Today
Post by: Always on July 28, 2003, 12:37 AM
Well I am finally able to get back on line.  Lost power @ 2 am last Tuesday morning... got it back Saturday morning @ 11am only to have it go out again for while. WHAT A MESS!  Memphis downtown looks like a war zone... and here in Bartlett looks no better.  Where trees were uprooted they came up by ROOTS and in most stances took sidewark with them.  Roofs gone off of houses.  Cars demolisted from fallend Huge oak trees ... old ones been standing for years.  No one had any warning, because they said it was not a tornado ... but if you were here and could see the fury it did you would not agree.  Everything in both my refrigerators ruined and had to be accounted for to turn into Insurance company. Which seems trivial to what some are doing thru.  Since had to file a claim anyway they wanted it all.  My new car was saved  WHEW!   but not alot of anything else outside.  I thank God not more people were hurt.  I hope it never happens again.......no power in a city the size of Memphis for 5 days!  Can you imagine, ( no red lights, nothing open, can't buy food in strore its ruined,  yours is ruined, can't get gas, all offices are closed no power).  Like a bad bad dream.
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on July 28, 2003, 06:18 AM
:sleep:
We had similar weather thursday night.Nobody knew about the tropical depression sitting of the coast of Georgia making landfall around 2:00 am at Savannah.
Being only a tropical depression ,I hate to see a hurricane making landfall.Living on the coast and seeing and hearing the wind and rain and then the silence is scary.
Lucky,nobody got hurt.I'm glad you're ok,Gal.

 :dblu:  :dblu:  :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: elise on April 05, 2004, 05:38 PM
Honestly sis, that poem is riveting!  Thank you so much for sharing it!
 :unclesam:
Title: Today
Post by: Moe on July 28, 2003, 02:25 PM
I love the idea of the Splash kitchen! I have some recipes of My own that I will be sharing. Plus We have folks from all over,So maybe we'll all find something new & interesting to try. :love:
Only 8 people have voted in the People's Choice Paint Contest
 :Oo:
PLEASE vote if You haven't already...Or PM Your Splasher friends & remind them to vote. We have tons more Splashers than 8..Please support Your fellow splashers by voting.
Hope Everyone has a great Monday....It's dreary here,stormed here all night long,Did Ya'll have to send it
this way? :upside:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on July 31, 2003, 02:28 PM
Today ..... I'm taking a stroll through our Splash boards to see what's going on .... have you looked lately?  We have tons of stuff going on ....

There's new life in the Metaphysics section -- one of our newest hosts, Psi999, is adding some things to stir our minds and imaginations ...

The New Splash Kitchen is off to a good start ... plenty of room to add your recipes and a few there already ...

The polls are up for the current contests - hurry and go vote .... in the poetry section, Summer Romance poll is up .... and in the Paint section the poll is up for the av contest ... please take the time to vote (even if you participated, you should still vote) ....

Lots of poetry to share ... join in on the group poems, too ... if you're shy, don't worry, just add a line or two - every bit helps us work together, and learn together, and share a group experience.

Ok, I've rambled enough --- go look, and post, and vote, and enjoy your fellow Splashers!

 :p  :D




Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on August 02, 2003, 01:18 PM
Just Do It!! ..Cuz Its Rockin' !!

You Deserve A Little Fun This Mornin' !!

Just Click It !!

http://www.themountainsplash.com/poets_cafe

Live Poetry Read !! Absolutely Free !!

:java:
Title: Today
Post by: melissa on August 02, 2003, 08:46 PM
well my to do list keeps changin ???

im going to finish housecleaning at some point, i worked out already yay me - i need to work on a project for work and i may do something creative - a graphic :artist: or a page or write a poem :writer:  in a bit --- or i may just be a forum junkie :p
Title: Today
Post by: Always on December 30, 2003, 03:20 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!!

I wish you  joy, peace, love in the coming New Year of 2004 !  May all your dreams come true.  Thanks to all Splashers for a great 2003 and I am looking forward to even greater New Year!!  Hugss alll.  Have fun, be safe......     :dblu:




Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on August 04, 2003, 10:09 AM
aaahhh another forum junkie ... fitting in great, Melissa ... write on :writer:

Good morning everybody .... just popping in before going to do the work thing.  It's that time though, so I'm scooting off to make the best of the ever dreaded Monday.  Have a good one!
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on August 04, 2003, 10:23 PM
Whew... another Monday under our belt ...sigh .. Well I have a whole week to recover ...shame each workday isn't Friday...
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on August 05, 2003, 10:13 AM
Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to work I go, not quite whistling like the 7 dwarfs, they're just a bit too smiley in the morning for me, lol --- but I do hope you all have a fantastic day.  I'm off to catch the sunrise before facing the work day :)  oh, have you voted yet?  We have 2 contests going on now that will be closing soon.  Your fellow splashers need your support.  Slide down the page and vote in the poetry section for your favorite Summer Romance Poem --- and don't forget to go down a bit further and check out the Paint Contest - amazes me what can done with the av's -- please cast your vote there, too.

Have a good one everybody!!!
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on August 05, 2003, 11:49 PM
Gee Dais -- I want some of that coffee that you drink in the morning - whew - Singing before sunrise-  I can barely break a yawn...   Thanks for always showing your sunshine! - Maybe one day it will be infectious for me too in the A.M... :D
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on August 06, 2003, 10:10 AM
welllllllll Lucid, the posts that I make in this section are usually before my morning coffee, it kind of works reverse on me .... I seem more cheerful before I have coffee .... hhmmm, maybe I'd be better off without it?  Actually I think it's the work atmosphere that changes my tune.  Oh well, have to make the best of the things we have to do.

So, Splashers ... tell us what you're going to do today ... it is the first day of the rest of your life, ya know :)




Title: Today
Post by: elise on April 02, 2004, 05:17 AM
Awww sis, thanks so much!!! Miss you guys, see ya Monday!!!!
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Always on August 06, 2003, 06:38 PM
How right you are Daisy... "the first day of the rest of your life!".  How often we hear that, but how seldom we listen. We sometimes take for granted Life will always be... !  It's hot here today.  Finally getting last bit of limbs removed from the storm on June 22. Last few 1000 people finally got electricity turned on yesterday.  I guess it makes us see who still rules the wind, rain and weather.  We very seldom see damage like this, especially when no Tornado hit.  Indeed today is the first day of the rest of our lives... I hope we all use it wisely.  Take time to stop and live it instead of rushing thru it.  I hope everyone is having a great day and will have a even greater one tomorrow....   :)



Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on August 06, 2003, 10:10 PM
Wow sitting here after reading daRed's post - can you imagine being without electricity for that long?  Makes me realize how much I really need to learn to appreciate such conveniences and even in other areas of my life as well.  And so - since this is the first day of the rest of my life - think I will take a step back and evaluate what I do have to be thankful for ... as I run to turn the a/c down another notch... ahhhh electricity......



Title: Today
Post by: rgcafe_jr on May 07, 2004, 04:22 AM
My dad to Iraq....lol....the last time Uncle Sam tried to send him oversea's....well...um...He made it to Canada......j/k

:p

Seriously thank you all so much. What I need is a safe journey and my wife and son waiting on the pier when I get back....Maybe a little whiskey now and then.

"Drink like a sailor; cuss like a mick...."
--Kid Rock
Title: Today
Post by: rgcafe_jr on May 06, 2004, 03:42 AM
Well ya all...

Today I'am a part of Home-land security, but tomorrow I may be part of World Security.

In a few weeks I will be making history. Being part of what your grandkids will learn about in history class, or in ol' wives talls. I will be part of America vs. the world, the new Vietnam, a Hero, or maybe just a Sea Story. What ever it maybe, pray for me. Beleive in our goverment. Have faith.

Because I will be over there, fighting this war.

FOR YOU.

With out thinking about it.

For it is my job.

I do this proudly, without question.

I will defend freedom and democracy around the world.

I swore to God to do so.


Jr. aka  ET3
Title: Today
Post by: elise on May 06, 2004, 04:34 AM
BRAVO TO YOU JR!!!!   SO PROUD OF YOU AND ALL THE MEN WHO DEFEND US!   SO TELL US JR.....TELL US WHAT YOU NEED...BESIDES PRAYER....AND IT'S YOURS....A NEW PRESIDENT?  TO KEEP THE OLD ONE?  
TELL US...
WE WILL LISTEN!
 :unclesam:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on August 07, 2003, 10:15 AM
we don't usually appreciate what we have, until it's gone .....

Hey Splashers, we've gone bunco's --- some will say crazy, or bizarre, but it's been the hot topic of discussion in the Poets Cafe (inbetween poems).  Check it out in the "Back Porch" section where the games are -- bunco's rock!

Have a good day, or evening, or afternoon -- combine and mix well, --- oooo stop in at the Splash Kitchen on your way to or from the back porch.




Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on August 08, 2003, 10:08 AM
YAY, it's Friday!!!!
Title: Today
Post by: on August 08, 2003, 12:50 PM
Having spent the whole week on the beach in tempretures of 35c, which is a record for the uk, in shorts and flip flops, one has time for a lot of serious thought, for instance. did you know it was a french man that invented the flip flop? His name was Philip Fellop.~s~ Have a good weekend everyone

 
Quote

There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning, and yearning.
Title: Today
Post by: Always on August 08, 2003, 03:04 PM
Interesting Anthony, and welcome to Splash! Well its Friday.. but I been off work so long now ( by choice) Friday is not exciting any more LOL!    Finally decided to retire after 20 yrs on force, and at 39 do whatever comes to mind.  ( now that sounds interesting). Maybe travel some ....  but think I will take the scenic route and take my new Van and drive drive and drive.  Thats one thing when its just you...... do what you want I guess!  Well hope everyone has a great weekend. Hot here as usual.  Finally got Memphis looking like a city again somewhat after that huge storm 3 weeks ago.  And where I live in the county is back to normal.   I can certainly appreciate my ancestors living with NO electricity and no phone - nothing.  And I had to do it for only a week!   But in some ways it was kind of nice, made you feel back to nature.   Candles, cold water and books... what a life!  Huggs to all.  :laugh:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on August 09, 2003, 01:17 PM
WARNING!!

Clicking this link..

May Cause  
Heighten Friendship..
Enhanced Feelin' of Joy..
Poetic Inspiration..
Will Result in Repetitive Addiction

Its Saturday Mornin' Live

 :java:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on August 10, 2003, 01:59 PM

Come Join Us for Brunch
every
 Â     
Sunday Afternoon
 Â               
at
 
The Poets Cafe
 
as we all share a poem on an agreed upon subject.  
Our first poetry topic to be used will be
 
"On Memories Past."
 
Readings will begin at 12 NOON EST
and will continue thru out the afternoon
Get out you muse and start writing ..
come as you are - casual poetry read
 
Hope to see ya there!!

:rose:

Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on August 11, 2003, 10:09 AM
good morning .... attempting to make myself believe that Monday's are happy, lol, soooo happy Monday to all, hope your week gets off to a great start.  Off to do the work thing, catch you later .... anything special going on this week?  Not that the weather will let us do much planning ......... enjoy your day peeps - make a big splash :)
Title: Today
Post by: on August 11, 2003, 09:51 PM
Sleep, sleep is good  :)
Title: Today
Post by: Always on August 23, 2003, 01:38 PM
Morning to all!  Well finally got power back. Had storms here again all night and power outage for 8 hrs ( grrrrrrrrrr) getting sick of this!  So now I can "see" got to get up and running to store, got Baby Shower to attend for friend,  got a wedding to sing at tonight.  What a day!! LOL.  Have a good weekend everyone. Enjoy each day to the fullest.......life is tooooo short.  Huggs   :blush:
Title: Today
Post by: melissa on August 12, 2003, 06:47 AM
hi everyone...miss u guys...hopefullly can hang out some after work tuesday...btw i wish mondays were happy but in reality they suck most of the time lol :p
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on April 29, 2004, 11:30 PM
wasn't sure where to put this but man what a good one i must have laugh for 10 mins tooo funny

 you need to check out whole thing and the story he wrote about it    

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....tohosti




Title: Today
Post by: on August 12, 2003, 04:54 PM
Sitting here in the middle of my night   :upside: , which is the middle of most of your day  :unclesam: reading posts and wondering why i dont go back to sleep.

Think i might you know
night night everyone  :sleep:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on August 13, 2003, 03:02 AM
ok, here we are the middle of the week ALREADY -- Wednesday is right around the corner, and for some of you, it's already here -- woohoooooooo, think I'll write a poem today, how about you?
Title: Today
Post by: on August 13, 2003, 03:37 AM
Yep I started on one last night.  Hope I can finish it tonight ...and yes its Wednesday afternoon here now.  Wish it were Friday though
Title: Today
Post by: on August 13, 2003, 01:41 PM
Everything you do makes a difference. Every thought you think, every comment you make, every action you take, in some way will change things for you and your world.
You move through life, leaving consequences in your wake. And the quality of life is determined largely by the nature of those consequences. Even the smallest things make a difference. And those small things can quickly add up.

That's why your attitude and your outlook on life truly matter so much. Because they have a powerful influence over what kind of difference you are making, in the big decisions and the small ones too.

I think I will write a poem and change the world, you all have a delicious day
Title: Today
Post by: on August 23, 2003, 09:16 PM
hey everyone, went to a barbie at my sisters house last night.  My brother and sis in law are visiting from down south (anyplace that isnt darwin) chuckles   Anyways it was fun catching up with all the family in one place for a change.  Then when I got home I went to vp and daisy asked me to host the live read.  My first real time as a splash hostie ...OMG how terrifying was that! But it was no where near as hard as I thought ..and I enjoyed it immensely.  Thanks for all your help daisy


                                      
                                  :)
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on August 13, 2003, 10:04 PM
aaww thanks elise :)  I'm working on some new stuff to add soon, so keep watching that area and join in.  I'm enjoying the revived interest and participation in the group poem/style area.  I'll keep it coming as long as I have Splashers responding!
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on May 16, 2004, 09:05 PM
Hello everyone  -

Wow Weave - nice to see you back- you were sorely missed.  Hope all of you had an enjoyable weekend and looking forward to a new week..yeah right -- lol -- I know me too --- When is my vacation ever going to get here?...lol
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on August 23, 2003, 12:54 PM
Come on over to BabbleOn VP and share some poetry and chit chat with us ---- 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, EST  ---- hope to see you there.

If you haven't been to BabbleOn before - click on the link below for information on downloading the program and how to get set up.

http://www.babbleon.net
Title: Today
Post by: Always on December 25, 2003, 05:17 PM
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!  May Christmas remain in your hearts every day of the year.  God bless each and every one, and may the NEW YEAR bring you peace, joy, prosperity and above all love.    ^i^
Title: Today
Post by: on August 15, 2003, 06:11 AM
Yayy its friday afternoon and I get to go home in less than an hour!!
Title: Today
Post by: elise on May 07, 2004, 03:26 AM
Witt, you are way too cute!   Sorry, but you probably didn't realize that Rg JR is cafeRg's son.
He is the one in the military.   He is a member here, and posts from time to time.    Our hearts are with him...
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on December 25, 2003, 02:06 PM

Merry Christmas All & Happy Birthday Jesus
**(\***/)**
**(\ (_) /)**
*(_/ || \_)*
*/~~~~~\*
I hope your wishes and dreams come true today and forever more
 :sun




Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on August 16, 2003, 11:57 AM
Com'on Now !! You Know You Love Poetry Reads !!

Its Saturday Live at the Poets Cafe !!

http://www.themountainsplash.com/poets_cafe

come share, listen, enjoy ..now

details on the above link.. need help email me

 :java:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on August 18, 2003, 09:55 AM
good morning - here we are again, full circle beginning another work week.  This is the time of year in Florida when everybody seems to be scratching their head, wondering where all this rain is coming from.  The tourists are disappointed because they come all this way to the "sunshine state" and they don't find much sun.  This is what amazes me - the people who have been living here for years, some of them all their lives - scratch their head and wonder.  We see gray sky and black clouds for most of the summer here.  I sure miss the sunrise on my drives to work during the week.  At least I know that it's temporary and the sky will be blue with beautiful sunrises soon.  yesssssss looking forward to those days :)

Oh, and for anyone who was having trouble getting into babbleon last night - it seems to be up and running well this morning.  Have a great day today - catch ya later.
Title: Today
Post by: on August 18, 2003, 10:21 PM
No rain for us here in Darwin yet.  Probably none for another three months.  I sure do miss it and so does my garden.  This last three months of the dry season gets so hot too!  Though I have to admit not often as hot as it got in England recently.
Title: Today
Post by: on March 17, 2004, 12:07 PM
Today is Wed. St. Patty's Day and lots of snow here in Connecticut... and I have believe it or not JURY DUTY :laff
~
Have an awesome day and write on..
Title: Today
Post by: The_Brat on August 18, 2003, 11:52 PM
Today just blended into all my yesterdays...One more day crossed off of the one day at a time..I hate being seperated from Michael ( neo )...Its just the first week and it already feels as if an eternity has slipped out of my grasp..Though I'm proud that he has enlisted, i cant help but be selfish and want him home with me...

Hope everyone found adventures today, and are smiling.

~~~Peace~~~

Mara
Title: Today
Post by: theMerlin on December 24, 2003, 02:37 AM
Nollaig Shona, My Family.
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on August 21, 2003, 12:28 AM
Mara, my thoughts and prayers will be with you as you whittle through the days to come.

Today for me was a new beginning with a new outlook.  Sometimes you just need to hear the right words and step back and take a look at yourself.
Title: Today
Post by: on August 22, 2003, 06:07 AM
hi everyone

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Groucho Marx (1890-1977)


                                      :p
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on August 22, 2003, 11:19 PM
LOL Tink - love the quote from Groucho -- smile - faking honesty...  Well it is Friday night and I've made it through another work week - wheeeee -- two days of fun and sun - well I can dream anyway - Looks like a rainy evening to start the weekend here - but all the more reason to play instead of doing yardwork....  Have a great weekend everyone!!
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on August 24, 2003, 02:42 PM
hey Red, glad you're ok - you sure have been through enough lately - plain old routine probably would seem nice right now.  

yvw, Tink and you did a great job with the live read.  I really appreciated you staying up late to help out :)

We have another live read this afternoon in BabbleOn -- come on over, and come on in -- Sunday Brunch -- the theme is: Mountains -- beginning at 12:00 Noon, EST.  See ya there!
Title: Today
Post by: on August 25, 2003, 03:39 AM
Thank you for the praise daisy.   :;):

sorry I couldnt make it to last nights (your sunday noon) was sleeping up for my return to work today.  :(
Oh well.  sighs   they do pay me for turning up I guess
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on August 25, 2003, 09:08 PM
Well another week has  begun... Four more days and then a nice three day weekend to look forward to... Isn't it awful how we sometimes wish our life away waiting for the weekend to arrive.. Loverboy  had  it right -  Everybody is working for the weekend...   smile!
Title: Today
Post by: on August 26, 2003, 03:12 AM
You can say that again Lucid, but who is Loverboy?
 :Oo: looks confused
Title: Today
Post by: breathingwolf1 on August 26, 2003, 03:27 AM
LOL...oh my tink ... i thinks we have a generation gap goin on here... :wiz:
Title: Today
Post by: on August 26, 2003, 04:13 AM
oops! im showing my age?
 :blush:
Title: Today
Post by: elise on January 07, 2004, 09:47 PM
HAPPY   BIRTHDAY   NEO !!!    HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!!!!
 Â   :dblu:  :sun  :dblu:  
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on August 27, 2003, 09:41 AM
Hey tink ... smile LoverBoy is a fairly well-known rock group from the early 80's .... Besides "Everybody's Working for the Weekend"  they also sang a favorite of mine  "Turn Me Loose"  ... Wondering if they ever got much air play in Australia....
Title: Today
Post by: on August 27, 2003, 10:04 AM
nope I dont think so because I sure was around in the 80s.  But then I might have just missed them.  

Just got home from dinner with a g/f at an italian restaurant.  YUUUUUMMY ..smiles
I was very very bad.  I had lemon cheesecake for dessert.

 :love:
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on August 27, 2003, 10:06 PM
Wow lemon cheesecake ...yummy indeed --well you have the rest of the week to make up for it -  smile -- LOL back to celery and carrot sticks for you tink...
Title: Today
Post by: Always on September 14, 2003, 06:27 PM
Its a beautiful day here.. 80 degreees and a slight breeze!  Fall is definitely in the air.  I sat outside for long time listening to the birds,  children in the distance, cars going by and thought how much we take for granted in life, and never really stop to see or hear.  A poem potted into mind and I wrote it. Nothing fancy, but I will not be on for while.  I hope I am not deleted .... I enter hospital tomorrow for surgery at 12 noon.  But if I am thanks for all the wonderful times on Splash and the fantastic memories I hold so dear. The wonderful poets and their poems.  And the wonderful people I have come to know simply by reading what you post!  Seems I have not been on as much lately, but that hospital room has had my name on it for sometime now lol........ in and out!  Take care everyone and I shall be thinking of you .  Huggs to you all.  :blush:
Title: Today
Post by: on September 15, 2003, 08:13 AM
good to see you Lucid.  smiles  Hope you are having a wonderful time.  we do miss you!!

 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: on August 28, 2003, 10:27 PM
Isnt it lucky I love celery and carrot sticks too!   smiles
just finished my cottage cheese for brekkie ..yumm

 :)
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on August 28, 2003, 11:15 PM
:dblu: Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Katt, happy birthday to you

Happy Birthday Velvet Katt!!! :dblu:




Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on August 29, 2003, 10:30 AM
Good morning all - well it is Friday - last workday of the week before  beginning a nice three day holiday.  I am sure am looking forward to having the time off to take care  of  things  neglected and getting some much needed rest.  Hope your holiday is a happy one -  be safe if traveling ... and  Good journey!!
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on August 30, 2003, 03:16 AM
Can't keep up with the Events of Splash?  Where and When?  What should you bring?  Click on "The Porch" and then cursor down to the bottom of the page and check out the new calendar feature.  Click on the links provided in the calendar for details of each event.  

If you take a look you'll see that our next event is Saturday morning Poetry Reading, 10:00 - 12:00 noon, EST.  Hope to see you in babbleon at the poets cafe!




Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on August 30, 2003, 11:22 AM
yea ..like she said ..click and come share and enjoy our Saturday Breakfast Poetry Read ..make your weekend a little *brighter*

:bandit:

now Babble0n endorsed-
Title: Today
Post by: Always on August 30, 2003, 07:07 PM
Well I finally stopped long enough to say HI to everyone!  Not been on much. In fact not been home long either. Been in hospital again ( I still say they should just reserve me a room with my name on it lol lol).  But I am doing fine.  Seems like ages since I have had chance to write a poem or even think about one.  I go back September 15th for surgery again.....yuk!!   So please forgive my not being on or posting much.  Between surgery, storms, power outages and my mind just being " blank"  ...... I have fallen way behind in posting.  But my apologies to everyone and I shall try to do better.  Hope everyone is well...  and happy!!  Hope each of you have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend. But Be Safe!!!   Well here comes the lightning again and storms so I shall depart. Huggss to all.  I miss you.  :blush:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on August 31, 2003, 01:56 PM
Goodness Red, your life is changing on a daily basis lately - hope all goes well and that your faith remains strong!  

Hope everyone is enjoying the Labor Day Weekend and that you all remain safe ........ if you have some time this afternoon, though, stop over in Babbleon at the Poets Cafe.  We're gathering for brunch and reading poems about the Ocean or the Sea .... beginning at noon, est. - come on over!
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on September 10, 2003, 10:02 PM
I enjoyed the poetry jam last night in BabbleOn - and even though it was late when I left, I was wishing I could've stayed longer.  Saw some new faces and even a couple from the old chat days.  Keep watching for dates and times - we'll be doing a lot more Splashin' and Jammin' !!!!

 :writer:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on September 05, 2003, 08:45 PM
This weekend is going to be a wet one - tropical storm Henri on one side and hurricane Fabian on the other side - maybe some nice storms to watch through the window though.  Hope everybody has a safe and happy weekend - stay dry if you can.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on December 23, 2003, 08:05 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NILS HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY  & HAPPY HOLIDAYS ALL
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on September 05, 2003, 10:14 PM
Hey everyone!!  Wow Friday again - yippeee! Was such a glorious day today -  not too hot - and such a wonderful breeze - ahhhh love days like today...

Heading up to the mountains tomorrow to see the folks - just love that drive and anyone that is from the mountains knows that feeling of peace that comes over you when you see them in view - almost like entering a different world.  Nothing like that fresh morning mountain air - sigh -- -

Hope everyone has a great weekend- I'll be thinking of you all!
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on September 06, 2003, 01:07 PM
Lucid, we'll miss you at the live read this morning and at the Sunday brunch, too -- have a safe trip and hurry back :)

-----------------------------

big !!! CONGRATULATIONS !!! to WordFaery -- Her poem titled, Holes, has been picked up and adapted by a band in TX.  Woooohooooooo such exciting news!!!

-----------------------------
Hey Splashers, come on over to BabbleOn VP Chat this morning - 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, EST and share some poetry with us.  Rg put some more chairs out - plenty of room ........We're waiting for you ......... come on in!!

:)




Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on May 15, 2004, 02:50 PM
I am on my way at this moment.
Title: Today
Post by: Always on December 22, 2003, 10:24 PM
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.......GOD BLESS !!!
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on September 08, 2003, 09:58 AM
No matter how much we enjoy planning get togethers in the Virtual World - we are still at the mercy of the almighty server - sorry we missed you for Sunday brunch yesterday afternoon ...... not to worry though, we have a brunch gathering every Sunday.  

Keep your eye on the calendar at the bottom of the "Porch" page for dates and times of all Splash events.  Just click on the date for details (time, place, theme, etc.).

Hope you all have a great day!
Title: Today
Post by: on September 08, 2003, 11:39 PM
Spring has returned.  The earth is like a child that knows poems.

--Rainer Maria Rilke

 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on September 09, 2003, 05:30 PM


Welcome to All New and Old Members Jam

Special Event

Lets Jam to Live Reads Tonight

:dblu:

Tuesday Evening September 09, 2003
10:00 PM EST


Bring your friends from Excite, Voodoo and Halsoft
to The Poets Cafe in Babble0n VP Chat

Welcome Back to The Real VP Chat

Title: Today
Post by: Honestly on March 31, 2004, 12:43 AM
Glad you're feeling better ....sis.........we have missed you......
Title: Today
Post by: on September 10, 2003, 02:43 AM
Its 10.30 EST now ish and Im at work in Australia where its 12 pm.    :Oo:

I would much rather be there reading poetry Im afraid!
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on September 23, 2003, 08:51 PM
Hope to see y'alls at our Tuesday Night Poetry Jam at The Poets Cafe in Babble0n VP Chat ..it RoCkS !!

Bring a friend ..share the Splash eXperience !

 :bandit:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on September 11, 2003, 04:24 AM
The Daily Jive section was originally started to give us a place to say hello and for members to drop us a line and let us know what's going on in their part of their world.  I feel so lucky to be able to come in here and visit with everyone -- yet, today we're reminded of all the sadness from the lives that were lost 2 years ago from such a senseless tragedy - and how the lives of their loved ones were changed in an instant.  My thoughts and prayers to all on this day of remembrance.

 :sleep:
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on September 11, 2003, 10:05 AM
Hello fellow splashers... Just wanted to tell everyone a quick goodbye as I venture off on vacation -  I am hoping to find a nice European cafe with a keyboard so that I can peek in on all of you while I am gone.  My bags are packed and looking forward to seeing friends but shall surely miss my Splash family.  Hold my seat while I am gone - and take care of yourselves!
Title: Today
Post by: elise on September 11, 2003, 04:31 PM
Hey Lucid, I hope you have a wonderful vacation.....  I am so jealous that you are going to Europe!  Have a wonderful time, and see ya when ya get back.....*bigggg hugggs*
Title: Today
Post by: elise on September 11, 2003, 04:37 PM
Since today is 9/11, just wanted to say that I know we are all thinking about the ones who lost their lives on that day, and wishing the best for their families, and for America.  I hope we will stay united fighting terrorism, remembering that day forever.     :unclesam:
Title: Today
Post by: on September 11, 2003, 10:11 PM
We will miss you Lucid.  Have the best holiday ever though girl!   :)


and hi elise, good to see you back.  


 :upside:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on September 12, 2003, 06:55 PM
~WaterMelon~ Will be closing very soon, please add your contribution to it today

:writer: :artist:

Also we will be pruning both the boards and membership to save on database ..post older than 6 months will be deleted, as will images and some avatars ..the PoetryCafe or WaterMelon sections will NOT be effected by this ..if you know a member that has not logged in ..in the past 120 days they need to do so today

this is a common proceedure on most all boards ..it helps keep the database clean ..esp mySQL which these boards use..

should you have any questions please do ask us..

tyVm!!

 :bandit:




Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on October 21, 2003, 10:20 AM
Good morning fellow splashers!  Well, Monday is over with - thank God.. so the rest of the week should be smooth sailing...well I can dream anyway..smile

Hope to see all of you later on tonight at the Tuesday night Jam at the Poets Cafe in Babbleon...
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on September 17, 2003, 03:34 PM
Wow tink - didn't know you switched jobs - Congrats..  sounds like a good move on your part!  Really enjoying my time away from work - though I think I'd be happier sitting on my deck enjoying a glass of fresh milk -- sigh this boxed radiated crap is for the birds... sigh - I am so spoiled ....
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on September 17, 2003, 04:05 PM
Masculine or Feminine

A French teacher was explaining to her class that in French, unlike English,
nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. "House" is
feminine-"la maison." "Pencil" is masculine-"le crayon." A student asked,
"What gender is 'computer'?" Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split
the class into two groups - male and female - and asked them to decide for
themselves whether "computer" should be a masculine or a feminine noun. Each
group was asked to give four reasons for their recommendation.

The men's group decided that "computer" should definitely be of the feminine
gender ("la computer"), because:
1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic;
2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is
incomprehensible to everyone else;
3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for possible
later review; and
4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half  
your salary on accessories for it.

The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be masculine
("le computer") because:
1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on;
2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves;
3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE
the  problem; and
4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little
longer, you could have gotten a better model.

The women won ...
Title: Today
Post by: melissa on September 18, 2003, 01:06 AM
sending prayers out for Gal...have a great rest of your vacation Lucid.....congrats tink on the job and hugs and hellos to everyone else

im working 11 and 12 hour days lately and sick...preparing for the move still...and just totally exhausted....be glad when im settled again :)
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on September 20, 2003, 04:22 PM
Glad to see you back on the boards Gal - must mean you're doing a little better -- and writing again -- cool stuff!  Many thanks to Kimmy for letting us know all went well while you were in the hospital.  

:writer:

Lots of stuff going on --- Tink, glad the new job is working out well - when you like what you're doing, it's not so much of a chore to get up and go to work.  

:dblu:

Lucid, hope your flight home is swift and safe - can't wait for you to be back in the same time zone!!!  I really have enjoyed sharing your trip with you though, thank you  

:rose:    

Melissa, get well, girl -- so you can get that move over with - has to be tough packing and not feeling well.  Sending you a cup of chicken soup.

 :java:

As for me, well this weekend has brought some sinus problems - of course, it's the weekend -- rain, and stuffiness, and headaches -- but comes with the territory, I guess -- a lot of sunny days ahead. A good day to stare out the window, drink warm tea, and write poetry, hhmmm.

Take care everybody - stay well, and enjoy your day!!

 :hearts:




Title: Today
Post by: elise on September 22, 2003, 04:37 AM
i am not sure if this is in the  right place....i agonized over it for a long time......please move it if you  think it should go elsewhere.  
i thought it was worth sharing.....*smiles*

Subject: Rscheearch

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer
in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht
the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae.
The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit
porbelm.
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef,
but the wrod as a wlohe.

 :p
Title: Today
Post by: Always on September 22, 2003, 11:25 AM
Well back to Monday again!  Rainy and chilly here today... but thats typical Fall weather especially when the Mid South Fair comes to town.   Never fails to rain.  Guess this will be the first time in over 30 yrs I will not attend. It runs for 10 days and is absolutely fantastic.  Food is out of this world.   But anyway......Fall seems to have come and stayed here in Memphis.  But Fall is a beautiful time of year with trees changing and crisp coolness in air.  Getting ready for Halloween.  I have @ 300 kids and since its on Friday night this yr. all of them will be out..  LOL!! But it's fun.  Hope everyone has a good work week.  Hope everyone with cold or fly gets over it soon.......more later!   Huggs
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on September 28, 2003, 07:04 AM
Good morning fellow Splashers!  Yes, it is early Sunday morning here-but hey I went to bed before the chickens. Still haven't gotten over my jet lag- and operating six hours ahead of schedule.  Hope to see all of you at noon (EST) for Sunday Brunch at the Splash Poets Cafe in Babbleon. Topic is  self-conversation - but heck -anything you write is sorta self-conversation isn't it?  Smile....
Title: Today
Post by: on September 23, 2003, 11:00 PM
Wow Elise interesting, I was just having a conversation the other day with a high school kid who doesn't believe spelling counts. It's sad because while it's true we can somewhat make out what you wrote it would be better if all the words were spelled correctly so no mis-understandings come around.
Thanks for passing the information tho
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: jd-mitchell on March 31, 2004, 04:14 PM
Eastenders is a British drama that was being shown on BBCA , & that was taken off the air. It deals with the lives of people on the East end od London.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on March 31, 2004, 09:38 PM
Hello Splash Family from sunny Cozumel!!!   i am being the biggest slug today and i didn't go ashore.  I have been here twice, and i really had a long day in Progresso yesterday....and Belize is tomorrow.  All my nurse friends went into Cozumel...i am just laying around on deck sipping the drink of the day...something tall, with mango, banana, rum and a little umbrella with fruit.
So yummy.  Miss you guys, will be back next Monday...gonna try writing some while i am gone....*hugs to you all*
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: Honestly on April 01, 2004, 12:36 AM
Hugggssssss........sis. ........we miss you !!!!

Sounds like your having a great time tho........Glad you're getting some relaxation there........Have a great time ..........sis.......  don't forget to take some pics..........HUgggssss sssssssssssss

a b c d e f g
h i j k l m n o p
q r s t v w x y z
Opps! I've missed 'U'




Title: Today
Post by: elise on March 16, 2004, 08:57 PM
HEY SPLASH FAMILY, DON'T FORGET TO LAY OUT SOMETHING GREEN TO WEAR TOMORROW!!!!
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on September 26, 2003, 06:29 PM
hey Splashers, and Splashees :)

Just a lazy Friday here, love it when I get a Friday off :)  A nice group in the Splash Poets Cafe in BabbleOn -- if you're in VP come on over, some nice poetry being read.  Hope you all have a safe and pleasant weekend.  Stop in and say hi - leave us a note and let us know how you're doing and what's going on in your little corner of the world.
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on October 02, 2003, 02:02 AM
hey everybody -- have you checked it out yet? We have so much stuff going on -- if you haven't, take some time to look around the postings.

It's time to vote on the poems submitted for the monthly poetry contest presented by CafeRg - the picture was titled, Poets at Rest -- please vote and let your fellow poets know that you appreciate their time and give them some much deserved recognition.

The new IBPC poetry competition -- your invitation was sent to the email you listed when you signed up - if your email address isn't current, please change it in your control panel.  If you don't make the deadline for this month's IBPC poetry competition - no worries, there's one every month.

Rg has been busy - he made a new skin called Splash At Night - you can change that through your control panel, too.  Also, have you seen the new smilies?  Sometimes it's the little things that count - tell him thanks when you see him.

 :bnik     :kiss    :chef

and there's also a sparkly sun, a cowboy, a dude with a baseball cap on backwards, a smiley that laughs, a pumpkin, and a smiley blowing out a candle on a cake - cool stuff!
Title: Today
Post by: on March 30, 2004, 11:25 PM
Sorry that I haven't been around much been out sick but feeling much better now yeahhhhh..
Hope everyone is fine  :rose:  Hope to see everyone soon... hugggzzzzzz

p.s Jd whats a eastenders?
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on October 05, 2003, 04:04 PM
Good afternoon, yikes I just realized I'm late for the Sunday brunch - ok, a quick hello here -- if you're in VP, or can get there this afternoon, come on over to the Poets Cafe.  Hope your weekend is going well.  

Hey, let's have a post-a-thon ---- you all post so much that it makes the hosts work overtime keeping up with you, teehee -- go for it!!

:p
Title: Today
Post by: elise on December 30, 2003, 04:34 AM
H A P P Y  N E W  Y E A R!!!!
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 30, 2004, 01:08 PM
You will always get activated at Splash... heres just a few samples...

be sure to join in and congratulate both MjkFingrz and Honestly for their...Peoples Choice.. poems for this months poetry challenge ..here..

cafeRg's Poetry Challenge

while your in the neighborhood the Spring Picture Challenge is up..celebrate Spring with a poem here..

Spring Magic Challenge

have you looked at the new multimedia poems a fast growing poetry genre..

cin(E)-Poetry and Poem-atorial

April is National Poetry Month ..do you have something to contribute.. post it here..

National Poetry Month

SplashHost Pashy is looking for poems of encouragement for victims of abuse ..deadline is April 1st.. she and co-workers are putting together a book to hand out in real life.. lend a helping hand ..go here

Poems of Encouragement

always a great read is rus bowdens Poetry & Poets in Rags ..an indepth look at poetry and poets around the world ..10x better than CNN ..20x better than Bill O'Reily..

Poetry & Poets in Rags

have you checked out the IBPC - interBoard Poetry Community monthly competition ..over 30 poetry boards compete for top honors of the month .. led by Michael Neff, Director of Web Del Sol and Gina Bryson managing editor of NewsWire ..join in the competition here ..give your muse an awakening...

Enter the Splash IBPC Challenge

did you know ..you can now ..set your passions on fire with SplashHost Honestly and Lady Sunshine in our new Erotica section... give it a whirl..

Splash Erotica

speaking of erotica our fine art romance tour has been updated..

Splash Rooms for Lovers

want to just read or write a poem, theres the Splash PoetryCafe where you can find poetry and prose, SplashHost Elise's weekly Haiku Challenge, Group Poems, The Poetic AX - a gentler critique workshop and whole lot more..

Splash PoetryCafe

do you like to chat and read poems in real time then come to our weekly live events in VP Chat led by SplashHost Mydnight, Lucid, Shi Shaman, Elise, WordWeaver, Honestly, Lady Sunshine and Pashy.. in the Poets Cafe..

Live Poetry at the Poets Cafe

and ya know what? Best of all ..all this is just a little bit of what we do at Splash ..always something going on ..better yet ..we add more activity all the time..

come on by and say hi ..get activated at Splash !

Your Family at Splash!
 :bnik  :kiss  :banda
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on October 09, 2003, 10:38 PM
You all hold down the fort while I'm gone - I'm heading out of town for a few days, wooooohooooooooo ......... people love to come to FL and I love to get away from here, lol.  See you all on Sunday night or Monday morning ..... stay well and be safe ...... hugsssssss to anyone who wants one

:kiss:
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on October 10, 2003, 12:04 AM
Hey Dais - you didn't tell anyone where you are going ... What? Not going to leave a forwarding address?   -- smile -- Hope your trip is a memorable one!!!!!
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on October 10, 2003, 01:50 AM
lol Lucid .... I'll bring pictures back to share :)  hey everybody, one of our members is having a birthday today.  If you see honey wish her a very happy birthday, and many many more ..........

happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear honnneyyyyyyyy, happy birthday to you!!!!  Now make a wish  :bday




Title: Today
Post by: Always on January 18, 2004, 04:17 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAJUNMOON  !!!!!!!  HAVE A GREAT DAY....       :bday



Title: Today
Post by: elise on January 18, 2004, 06:56 AM
Hello SPLASH FAMILY from Biloxi Mississippi!!!   I had no idea I would be able to access the internet from my room!!  Ya I know,  dont get out much!  LOL.... perfect view of the gulf from my window!    Hope all is well in SPLASH and i will see you guys somtime this coming Tuesday!  *hugs* :rose:  :kiss
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on October 15, 2003, 12:03 AM
let's see, since I last posted here ... I flew to NC to visit a very sweet lady who is a wonderful friend ... created poetry in my mind as I watched the clouds out the window of the plane ... went to see The Tannahill Weavers (a Scottish Folk band) - they were awesome ... enjoyed my visit and wished I didn't have to come back home ... decided that some day I just might enjoy living in that area ... on the flight back I watched the sunset as little puffs of pink clouds drifted by ... then relaxed a day before going back to work ... it was a wonderful long weekend.  Hope you all had a good one.

:)
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on October 15, 2003, 09:51 AM
Hey there Dais - glad to see you had such a great weekend - smile --

For those of you who venture into Babbleon chat .. you need to use the community server address of babbleon.sytes.net  to get into there for now.  You can add the server address under Tools - Community Servers -  

Need help doing this email cafeRg?  Email cafeRg - he will be glad to help you find your way back in.

Happy Chatting!!
Title: Today
Post by: jd-mitchell on March 30, 2004, 04:20 PM
I, too am still alive, just trying to help with the save eastenders cause. If you're interested, please check out www.saveeastenders.com . I know that's a shameless plug, but the cause needs all the help it can get! :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: on October 21, 2003, 10:53 AM
Good Morning Splashers and Splashees, it's TUESDAY.... and time for work again. The good thing is it's only 3 days til it's Friday again... he, he...
Hope to see you tonight... keep smiling and have an awesome day  :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on October 22, 2003, 01:49 AM
psssttt, did you see the latest update?  take a look at the gold bar beneath Pashy's av -- and congratulate her on becoming our newest Splash Host :)  Congratulations Sis!
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on October 22, 2003, 10:08 AM
Good morning everyone -- smile ... Today is Wednesday - my designated day to be good - LOL...maybe I should just stay in bed all day..wink

Congratulations to Pashy on becoming a Host here at Splash...  For those of you who haven't met Pashy - she is definitely a wonderful, bubbly, and caring person. We are all thrilled to have her join the Splash team.

For those of you that use Babble Buddies- a new version is available and it is working again.  Just open up the program and update!  

Well off to adjust my halo - with my laughing eyes and brightest smile ... Let's hope I can pull this one off ...wink

Have a glorious day!!!
Title: Today
Post by: netfemme on October 22, 2003, 05:59 PM
:sleep: Just thought I would post a hello here before I get myself to bed. uh huh,...bed..it is 1.42 am here and I know it is about noon at your end. It took me an hour before I could post anything here...lol...I was absorbed reading all the topics and posts - I must commend cafeRg and the hosts for a splendid job they have done here. Bravo.

Ladies ...and gents too..(no harm in guys reading informative stuff ) for your reading pleasure, please do visit netfemmes at www.netfemmes.net which is an interactive online ezine that will be having regular informative articles on a multitude of topics - and you are encouraged to post or submit your views on any that interests you.  

If anyone is interested in heading any of the available channels..please do contact me to learn more. I think the site is quite self explanatory once you get there..*smiles*

Nite Nite from this end of  the world -  Gosh am feeling a little hungry too...lol... :pNet Femmes - for the women with drive
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on October 22, 2003, 06:04 PM
Congrats Pashy yeeeeeeeeeee hawwwwwwwwwww
N big welcome  netfemme good to see ya surfing in the halls
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: on October 22, 2003, 06:07 PM
Thank you so much sis(s) for the warm welcome. Everyone in splash are the greatest!

Today felt like another rush day. Now it's off to soccer and it feels like winter here on the east coast... oh no snow today. It's gonna be a cold halloween.....burrrrrr
~And a big welcome to  netfemme~
see ya tonight,  write on.... :pkin




Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on October 23, 2003, 12:10 AM
Thanks for the compliments netfemme and welcome to Splash.  I visited your link and can see that I may be spending some time there, it's very impressive -- and so is your other site:  Art Rhymes

Ladies if you haven't visited these links yet, please do, they are well worth your time --- and guys, a few things there that might help you understand what your lady is going through - check it out!
Title: Today
Post by: netfemme on October 23, 2003, 04:55 AM
Gooooood morning and Thank you bunches for the warm welcome everyone ~ :java:

There is a lot of work yet to be done on both sites....but I am concentrating more on netfemmes now so that I am able to incorporate it together with Splash - a kind of sister thing... :wink: I will be putting up Splash calendar of events up at netfemmes and a link to the this forum at the netfemes communities as well.

Please pass the word round : Net Femmes invites anyone who would be interested in being any of the following :

-Directors (heads of individual channels),
-columnists
-forum moderators,
-affiliates,
-participating members
-channel news scouts
-and some will of course be non-participating members...lol.
 Â it is a brand new ezine and many opportunities for anyone who is into writing, news hunting and sharing, poetry, or just plain rants and ramblings..lol. so please pass the word round to others and if what I am planning works out..this is going to be a huge fun blast for everyone at Splash and netfemmes as a combined team (everyone is entitled to high dreams, and if failure knocks, we know at least we tried and HOPE should never die.)

As for artrhymes featured poets, any poets who want to be featured, just contact me and I will add you into the list - you will have good exposure because I wil be submitting the sites worldwide and to a mailing list of 2000 people. Sorry for the delay in doing yours sunshine...lol...netfem mes was what delayed me.

hope everyone has a wonderful day!  :dblu:
oh...one last request, since I am not in any chat, I am barren of avs..lol....anyone have anything cute for this dreamer to upload?   :kiss
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on October 23, 2003, 05:38 AM
:chef  :chef  
I have just now noticed my 300 post and new member of the Willows.How quickly time passes by.The holidays are fast approaching and I will post some delicious recipes in the
Splash Kitchen.Some can be prepared now and frozen.
Come all and try something new,making new traditions.
Thank you cafeRg for the cook smiley.I love it. :chef
Title: Today
Post by: Toby on October 23, 2003, 10:39 AM
Quote (Lucid @ Oct. 22 2003, 12:08pm)
For those of you that use Babble Buddies- a new version is available and it is working again.  Just open up the program and update!

For those that use the Babble Buddy, it might not work correctly because after a while you're using it users that either login or logout never shows up. Like if a user has been online a while and logout the name isn't removed from the buddy list.
Title: Today
Post by: on October 23, 2003, 11:28 AM
Today is another cold day in New England wouldn't it just be great if I could stay in bed. This morning my seven year old son told me I needed to get up and stop hitting the snooze bar...lol
Good thing today is Thursday............. :dblu:
Have an awesome day.......keep smiling
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on October 23, 2003, 11:59 AM
Good morning fellow splashers - Hope you all will have a wonderful day - The leaves are finally starting to change here with the onset of cooler weather and I've seen a few falling ones dance across the roadway... The fall is my favorite time of year - but this cooler weather sure does make you want to stay in bed as Pashy said.  

Have a great day guys!!!
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on October 23, 2003, 10:28 PM
oh NOW the leaves change, couldn't do it while I was there - shakes head, oh well, maybe next time.



Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on October 24, 2003, 09:21 AM
Good morning Fellow Splashers and It is Friday - weekend is just around the corner. It's been a long work week for me - and I am so looking forward to enjoying the next couple of days relaxing and enjoying.  

It is colder than heck outside, well not really - just seems that way to me - brrrrr... will need a jacket this morning.... Even the dog isn't happy about this cooler weather ... he stayed in bed this morning - Gonna have to roust him out for his daily jaunt...

Ok everyone - Make it a good one - and hope to see you at the cafe this weekend - either at Saturday morning live or at our Sunday brunch ...

And Dais - feel free to come on back up to enjoy the autumn show - It promises to be spectacular this year .....
Title: Today
Post by: netfemme on October 24, 2003, 03:35 PM
well...pretty much of a lazy day for me but it was just great being home all day with the family. Friday night here, and I think I will turn in early ( early morning more like it... )

hope everyone has a great day !




Title: Today
Post by: on October 24, 2003, 04:20 PM
Today is a lazy day for me as well....but I have to do research on my six page essay YIKES it's about t.v. violence and social behavior..due in like two weeks the outline anyhow..It's amazing to me the lack of information or should I say lack of recent information about this subject. Time to get searching......lol
It's warmer outside today and the leaves that have mostly 100% turned color are falling to the ground it's great except for having to clean them up afterwords LOL.... have a good day and Keep smiling......
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on October 25, 2003, 01:17 PM
good morning everybody -- or afternoon -- or evening -- guess it depends on where you are.  If you haven't been to one of our Saturday Morning gatherings in BabbleOn well load up that program and come on over.  We'll start at 10:00 AM and read until Noon (EST), but if everybody is having a great time and no place to run off to, stick around and continue reading and chatting.  These gatherings are always fun and the more the merrier.  Come on over to the Poets Cafe.



Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on October 25, 2003, 06:27 PM
:pkin
Today is another georgous day just warm enough to open all windows and let the ocean breeze in.
Thursday is big moving day,after 20 years living here I decided to move further down south.....LOL...I don't know why and what came over me...maybe semi retirement?So,Gulf coast here I come....and of course with semi retirement comes more free time for writing.
As I stated before I will be posting loads of recipes  :chef
for the upcoming holidays.In the mean time thank's to everybody.
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on October 25, 2003, 06:33 PM

Watermelon

You've probably seen it listed on the Front Porch -- and you've probably thought, hhmmm I'll have to check that out soon ..... or maybe you're fairly new and haven't had time to check it out ...... well, you better hurry, we're winding down and soon will begin the process of picking and choosing the poems to be included in our first Splash Chapbook, which will be titled, Watermelon!!!

Here's what you do .... click on the link above and it will take you right there ..... all details known at present are in the beginning post ..... you may post up to 3 poems (must be your own original writing) and up to 3 quotes (again, originals, has to be something you wrote).  

We'd like to include you, but can't if you don't post them ... There is still time to submit

 :kiss   :bnik  :book




Title: Today
Post by: elise on October 25, 2003, 07:02 PM
lizza----I for one, am anxious to try your holiday "freeze ahead" recipes since I am entertaining a MOB this  year!  A friend told me that dressing is wonderful made ahead and frozen.....us girls really gotta find a way NOT to be exhausted on Thanksgiving....my mom says she is "most thankful" when  its over, and I think there MUST be a better way!!!  :chef
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Pashy---- Congrats on being a new Splash Host!!  I think you will be great!!!  ~~~ huggggs ~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Even  though Vegas was a blast, its great to be back.....<wonders how my pockets got so much lighter>.....all in all was a great time~~~  :sun
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on October 25, 2003, 07:09 PM
:pkin
Thank's elise,Ill be posting something new and something traditional not so new ,most likely November 2-3.After I'm done unpacking....lol
                                      
                                    :chef
                                        
                                     :pkin
Title: Today
Post by: elise on October 25, 2003, 08:41 PM
Happy Halloween everyone, and don't forget to stock up on candy for all the lil goblins who will be out on Friday Night!!!

 :pkin
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on October 26, 2003, 10:26 AM
Good morning Fellow Splashers!!  Wasn't that extra hour of sleep glorious? Sigh... silly me forgot to set the clock back... So imagine my surprise when the trusty computer clock reminded me of what time it is actually...

Hope to see all of you stop by and say at the Cafe for Sunday Brunch today at Noon EST.. The themed topic for today is "Halloween."  So bring yourselves by for a "Trick or Treat" celebration to kick off this holiday week!!

Looking forward to seeing you all there!!
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on October 28, 2003, 11:50 PM
:dblu:
Myself,I don't care much about the time change or Mondays..lol                 
Especially when it's moving week,taking a quick break,hoping to finish before the packers come on Thursday.Friday I will drive south about 8 hours more or less with 2 whining cats who don't like to travel.I'm not sure which is worse,whining kids( are we there yet?) or meowing cats.
OK,one more cup of Java  :java:  and then of to the finish line....lol Have a great evening everyone. :pkin




Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on October 29, 2003, 01:29 AM
goodness lizza, I don't envy you -- packing, moving, whining cats, and all here at the onset of the holidays, nooooo glad it's you and not me, lol.  I am however, looking forward to seeing some more of your recipes.  Even in FL, the air is crisper and the humidity seems to be down a bit, soooo it's beginning to feel like fall - and that means baking season is upon us.
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on October 29, 2003, 11:31 AM
Good morning Fellow Splashers - Well dern -  It's Wednesday - my designated day to be good - sigh - (polishing halo)...

It's raining here again today -a nasty cold rain - the onset of Autumn is here - and the brilliant changes in the leaves help drive away the blues from the weather.

Hope you all have a glorious day ... Putting my happy face on ...takes deep breath... Ok, off I go ...
Title: Today
Post by: on October 29, 2003, 11:46 AM
Today is Wednesday, two more days till the goblens come out he, he.
It's cold, rainy and yucky outside. : o (
makes you want to just crawl back in bed.... but off to work I go

Lucid why did you pick wednesday to polish your halo... ? lol
Have a good day everyone
write on
 :pkin
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on October 29, 2003, 01:00 PM
:pkin        :ghostface:

Indeed it is wednesday,last day before the mad dash to the finish line.It's a pretty day outside,cool crisp air with plenty of sunshine,will be in the 70's today.
Ok,enough with the procrastination,lots and lots of boxes still to pack and the car need to have a tune up,oil change and new tires today too.
Have a glorious day everyone. :pkin
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on October 30, 2003, 04:34 PM
Have You Voted Yet?  It's time to vote for the best poem in the October Picture Challenge.  This is a "peoples choice" and all members are encouraged to vote (yes, even if you entered a poem, you can vote).  The entries this month are fantastic, it was a hard decision ..... get your vote in before the polls are closed.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on October 31, 2003, 11:16 PM
Happy Haunting Night BOOOOOO I hope all have a wonderful chilling eve n be safe with all the goblins running about
enjoy the trick or treating LOL
 :pkin  :sun  :pkin




Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on November 01, 2003, 02:53 PM
Hey!! what are you doing here? ..you should be at the Poets Cafe in Babble0n Chat

Its Saturday Morning Live Poetry Read !!

com'on ova now!!

 :bnik
Title: Today
Post by: Nimby on November 16, 2003, 11:54 AM
:Oo:  Ciao!!    :writer:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on November 03, 2003, 01:29 AM
Did ya notice just below the picture at the top of the page we have added a jukebox Splash Juke Box ?

now you can splash around the halls and listen to you favorite tunes ..we will be adding and updatin even more songs..

if you dont see a favorite of your just tell us and we will see if we can find it for ya ..if you already have it in a wav file send it to us..

plz enjoy!

:bnik
Title: Today
Post by: Always on January 03, 2004, 05:23 AM
Today was an unusually beautiful day in Tennesee, with 70 degree weather!  WOW.... took a nice walk in park, watched Christmas decorations being taken down......hard to believe it is here, gone and we are now into a brand New Year of 2004!  I hope this year is a great one for Splash and for each and every one of you.  May you be blessed with joy, peace and prosperity and may all your dreams come true.
Title: Today
Post by: breathingwolf1 on November 04, 2003, 12:51 AM
yes Rg... playin rite now...it's great !!!! :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on November 04, 2003, 10:50 AM
Good morning everyone!  Well, its Tuesday here- and election day. Hope everyone will make an effort to let their voice  be heard.  I can be just as apathetic as the next guy - but will  venture out to the polls.

Hope you all have a  glorious day and looking forward to seeing everyone at the Tuesday night poetry jam. Just to let you know, we've moved the start time to  9PM EST.  So come early and be  ready  to share and enjoy the fun!

Happy Splashing!
Title: Today
Post by: Always on November 17, 2003, 07:39 PM
Well been busy all morning tieing things down !!!  Here we go again as they say.. Back in July we had severe storms with straight line winds of 120 mph and practically destroyed every house on the street behind me.  Now it's coming again tonight . Suppose to hit @ 11 and if it does I am sure I will be without power for hours or days , as it was before!  So if I am not on that's why.  Hope everyone else is safe... know these storms are popping up in alot of different places.  But I am prepared that's all anyone can do. Mother Nature rules LOL!   Take care all, have a good week.... huggsss!     :blush:



Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on November 04, 2003, 11:22 PM
I like the jukebox, Rg -- very cool, thanks for working so hard on it.

Hey Splashers, we're jamming/reading tonight at the Poets Cafe in BabbleOn -- from 9:00 -- 11:00 PM, EST -- come on over!!
Title: Today
Post by: Always on November 04, 2003, 11:57 PM
Just had a chance to click on jukebox... love it Rg thanks!  Great addition to Splash ( love the song @ Memphis )   Listening to it now and sound is so clear.... :dblu:



Title: Today
Post by: elise on November 05, 2003, 02:45 AM
Hey, I just LOVE the JUKEBOX!!!  Thanks so much!   Would love to see "Picture" by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow...and how bout "Follow Me" by Uncle Cracker....i have them....if you can show me how to send..... :kiss
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on November 05, 2003, 11:03 AM
good morning Splashers and Splashees .... waking up to a wet S. Florida, yucky driving conditions, but the good news is that it's Wednesday and the work week is half over.  We had a really good turnout at the poetry jam last night ... it was nice to relax with poetry and friends.  Hope you all have a good day, or evening, or afternoon, guess it depends on which time zone you're in .... but whichever it is, have a good one!
Title: Today
Post by: Always on November 05, 2003, 06:17 PM
Today is a "Beautiful" day in Tennessee.  Sun is shining, birds are singing.  Holidays are just around the corner and I feel great.  Hope everyone is having a fantastic day....  



Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on November 05, 2003, 11:18 PM
Hello Fellow Splashers..smile -- Well today is once again Wednesday-my designated day to be good --I've done well so far, smile ... still have the evening to get through -  wondering if the halo is going to get tarnished before night's end..lol  

Hope to see you all at the cafe... we surely have missed seeing some of you there ...

Happy Splashing!!
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on November 05, 2003, 11:37 PM
:dblu:

Well,so here in SW Florida I am.Unpacking still.The weather is just nasty and I think much more humid than in Georgia.I've found some interesting stores and plenty things to do here.We see how much I like it here and if I finally found a permanent home to call home.
Next up,some holiday cooking..............
Hope all have a great evening.
                                  :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on November 06, 2003, 11:07 AM
Welcome to the muggy, humid capital of the U.S., Lizza --- FL humidity is a bit high --- but hope you enjoy your new home.  The holidays are right around the corner, it's time to start planning -- anybody doing anything special for the holidays this year?  I'm lucky to my family closeby, so I'm sticking around close to home.  Have a good day everybody, I'm off to do the work thing ..... I hear thunder and see lightning flashing through my window so it'll be another wet one ..... hey maybe I can find the mountains in the clouds, those subtle shades of bluish gray the turn lavender, next to those that are deep charcoal gray .... nothing like the normal sunrise, but still very pretty if you look at the depth and the way they hang in the sky - makes the dreary seem pretty cool.  Ok, I'm off to see the wizard, lol -- have a great day everybody.
Title: Today
Post by: Always on November 06, 2003, 11:20 AM
Well week is almost over.  My how time seems to fly!  Today is suppose to be rainy and dreary...which seems fitting as I have to attend the funeral of a small 3 yr old boy.  Funerals are hard but the one of a child is so much more so.  I keep thinking of how sad his family and friends are, yet how rejoiced at the thought of him never knowing pain, sorrow, fear, hunger again.  For he is now an Angel .  I hope everyone has a great day.... November and Thanksgiving seem to bring about a time to stop and take a count of our many blessings and Splash has certainly had alot this year.  Many thanks to each of you for making this happen.  *Huggsss



Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on November 07, 2003, 01:56 PM
Such a sadness for the life of a little one to be gone so soon ... that had to be a tough day for you, Always.  The innocence of a child makes us certain that God has a new angel :)

I like your name change, btw .... and thank you for counting Splash as a blessing.  

I believe it's the members that make us successful, so thanks to everyone here for helping us out!!




Title: Today
Post by: elise on November 07, 2003, 03:51 PM
Always, let me add to daisy's words how much i like the name change!   Very pretty, and now I won't hafta look it up to remember how to write it whenever I wanna send you a word or two!   I enjoy you so much on the boards!   Thank you for always sharing a piece of yourself so freely.   :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on November 07, 2003, 06:26 PM
aw Beautiful Always as Always and I have to agree with Elsie wonderful choise of name ............. & I'm getting so excited here gonna be going on a Carnival Ship soon (to Cozumel)..... yeee hawwwww can't wait sad thing is my son was gonna go with me but now he can't so my brother stepped up and is taking his place.........so this is gonna be such an exciting trip for me.  My Brother has been through a hard time this past few years he has had some really major medical problems and gone through a divorce he not the same happy go lucky little boy I always knew................and he will never be the glowing face that always sparkled.......One slip of the docs knive saw to that............... but still all the same this is gonna be something I know I will always treasure.............fu nny how life can change..............you never know what is around the corner for you................seam s like things work out one way or another maybe not all the time but most of the time.......

 :sun




Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on November 07, 2003, 07:55 PM
oh man, a cruise, think I'll try to go on one next year --- I know you were looking forward to your son going, sis - but it's very cool that your brother can go :)
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on November 08, 2003, 12:32 AM
Yes be nice to spend some time with him He is my baby brother I don't get to see him that Much.....he is gonna fly down and go with me can't wait the big big boat yeeeeeeee hawwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: elise on November 08, 2003, 04:34 AM
Hey Sunny,  my parents are taking us all on a cruise via Carnival to Cozumel that leaves Galveston on Christmas day........we are all very pumped.....just hoping my lil brother will feel up to it.....*crosses fingers and prays*......Oh, btw,  they went last year and said that you simply MUST get in a taxi and go to Mr. Sancho's beach.....its exquisite...pretty as any  in the world with crystal clear water.....have a wonderful time Sunny!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:sun
Title: Today
Post by: Always on November 12, 2003, 01:01 PM
Well today seems like Monday to me and yesterday seemed like Saturday and .............OH WELL its Wednesday anyway you look at it LOL!!   Hope everyone has a great day.  It was absolutely gorgeous here yesteday ...but mother nature had her fun so now temp. is dropping and rain is on way for weekend ( naturally).  LOL. Tom Turkeys should be gobbeling loudly @ now their day is almost here.  Got the house all decorated inside for Christmas because I have so many parties during Holidays and that part is done.  It's so pretty and I love Christmas. Now got all the outside to do but  I like to do that @ last week of November.  Some people beat me to it this yr.  Seems like Christmas Holidays get longer each year around here as far as decorating goes.   Be happy everyone and have great week.  Huggssss*
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on December 06, 2003, 06:27 PM
Many thanks to all who have contributed to the Group Poems in the Poetry Cafe section.  It was fun creating and learning together.  I hope you'll continue to contribute, the group efforts are a wonderful testimonial to the talent here.  Best wishes and happy holidays - and hope your dreams come true in the upcoming new year ~ ciao.
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on November 09, 2003, 11:15 AM
Good morning Fellow Splashers,

Just love the weekend and the time that it allows to relax and enjoy myself. Hope all of you are  having a relaxing weekend as well.

Please stop by the cafe today and say hello ..  Sunday Brunch is at noon  EST...  Topic  theme today is "Friendship"  Feel free to come and share any subject poem ...

Happy Splashing!!
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on November 11, 2003, 10:32 AM
Whew... well we made it through Monday-surely the rest of the week will be easier to stomach.  The weather here has turned cooler and I am starting to get into the holiday spirit.  Hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us already.  

Hoping all of you will try and stop by the cafe tonight for Tuesday's poetry jam in Babbleon.  We all have missed seeing some of you - and tonight would be a great time for us all to get together before the mad holiday rush season kicks in.

Well, off to get another cup of coffee and begin my day.  Happy Splashing everyone!!
Title: Today
Post by: Disturbed on November 11, 2003, 11:18 AM
Ahhh... Today, well today I finally was able to be back online for the first time in ages...
Had some personal problems, now that they are all pretty much straightend out, I hope I am still welcome back home????
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on November 11, 2003, 02:18 PM
{{{SplasH}}} welcome home dis lady...of course ur welcomed back.. jump right in and enjoy ..be sure to come visit us over in the Poets Cafe in Babble0n

:bnik
Title: Today
Post by: Always on November 11, 2003, 03:16 PM
Well the "cool" weather passed for awhile and today "Veterans Day" it a beautiful 75 degrees here and Sunny!  First of all "Salute" to all of you on Splash who served our country whether in war time or in peace to keep her free.  Thanks to all of you for the nice comments on name change.  Actually I have used "Always" for 7 years total in Old Excite and now Halsoft.  It was in honor of my parents ... every time I left them they would say " we are always here for you"... thus when I joined I choose Alwayshere4U... shorted it to Always.   Pretty name and I love it, I am glad you do too.  Splash has such wonderful people who make this such a pleasant and happy place to visit each day.  It cannot help but make your day a good one to read the comments, posts or poems on here at the beginning of each day.  I don't always write but I do read...  Huggss* to you all this wonderful day.  And as we begin to approach the Holiday Season blessings on you all.

* Elise, thank you so very very much for all the wonderful comments on my poems.  Very touching.  I hope you and Sunshine Girl have a wonderful time on your cruise!   There is nothing like it.  Welcome back Disturbed, good to see you.




Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on November 12, 2003, 11:08 AM
Good morning Fellow Splashers!!

Yes, it's once again Wednesday - my designated day to be good-    sigh ... Polishing halo  here -It's a bit tarnished..wink...

Hope all of you have a glorious day - Putting on my best smile, laughing eyes, and adjusting freshly polished halo - Here goes nothing  ...LOL

Splash On!!
Title: Today
Post by: rgcafe_jr on February 29, 2004, 03:18 AM
Remember the guy who got on a plane with a bomb built into his shoe and tried to light it?  Did you know his trial is over?
Did you know he was sentenced?  Everyone should hear what the judge had to say.

 

Ruling by Judge William Young U.S.  District Court

Prior to sentencing, the Judge asked the defendant if he had anything to say.  His response: After admitting his guilt to the court for the record, Reid also admitted his "allegiance to Osama bin Laden, to Islam, and to the religion of Allah" defiantly stated, "I think I ought not apologize for my actions" and told the court, "I am at war with your country."

Judge Young then delivered the statement quoted below, a stinging condemnation of Reid in particular and terrorists in general.

 

January 30, 2003, United States vs.  Reid.

Judge Young:

"Mr.  Richard C. Reid, hearken now to the sentence the Court imposes upon you.  On counts 1, 5 and 6 the Court sentences you to life in prison in the custody of the United States Attorney General.  On counts 2, 3, 4 and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutive with the other.  That's 80 years.  On count 8 the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years consecutive to the 80 years just imposed.  The Court imposes upon you each of the eight counts a fine of $250,000 for the aggregate fine of $2 million.  The Court accepts the government's recommendation with respect to restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298.17 to Andre Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airlines.  The Court imposes upon you the $800 special assessment.

The Court imposes upon you five years supervised release simply because the law requires it.  But the life sentences are real life sentences so I need go no further.  This is the sentence that is provided for by our statutes.  It is a fair and just sentence.  It is a righteous sentence.

Let me explain this to you.  We are not afraid of you or any of your terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid.  We are Americans.  We have been through the fire before.  There is all too much war talk here.  And I say that to everyone with the utmost respect.  Here in this court, where we deal with individuals as individuals, and care for individuals as individuals.

As human beings, we reach out for justice.  You are not an enemy combatant.  You are a terrorist.  You are not a soldier in any war.  You are a terrorist.  To give you that reference, to call you a soldier, gives you far too much stature.  Whether it is the officers of government who do it or your attorney who does it, or that happens to be your view, you are a terrorist.  And we do not negotiate with terrorists.  We do not treat with terrorists.  We do not sign documents with terrorists.  We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice.

So war talk is way out of line in this court.  You are a big fellow.  But you are not that big.  You're no warrior.  I know warriors.  You are a terrorist.  A species of criminal guilty of multiple attempted murders.  In a very real sense, State Trooper Santiago had it right when you first were taken off that plane and into custody and you wondered where the press and where the TV crews were, and he said you're no big deal.  You're no big deal.

What your counsel, what your able counsel and what the equally able United States attorneys have grappled with and what I have as honestly as I know how tried to grapple with, is why you did something so horrific.  What was it that led you here to this courtroom today?  I have listened respectfully to what you have to say.  And I ask you to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate led you to do what you are guilty and admit you are guilty of doing.  And I have an answer for you.  It may not satisfy you.  But as I search this entire record, it comes as close to understanding as I know.  It seems to me you hate the one thing that is most precious.  You hate our freedom.  Our individual freedom.  Our individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not believe as we individually choose.

Here, in this society, the very winds carry freedom.  They carry it everywhere from sea to shining sea.  It is because we prize individual freedom so much that you are here in this beautiful courtroom.  So that everyone can see, truly see that justice is administered fairly, individually, and discretely.  It is for freedom's sake that your lawyers are striving so vigorously on your behalf and have filed appeals, will go on in their representation of you before other judges.  We are about it.  Because we all know that the way we treat you, Mr.  Reid, is the measure of our own liberties.

Make no mistake though.  It is yet true that we will bare any burden, pay any price, to preserve our freedoms.  Look around this courtroom.  Mark it well.  The world is not going to long remember what you or I say here.  Day after tomorrow it will be forgotten.  But this, however, will long endure.

Here in this courtroom and courtrooms all across America, the American people will gather to see that justice, individual justice, justice, not war, individual justice is in fact being done.

The very President of the United States, through his officers, will have to come into courtrooms and lay out evidence on which specific matters can be judged, and juries of citizens will gather to sit and judge that evidence democratically, to mold and shape and refine our sense of justice.

See that flag, Mr.  Reid?

That's the flag of the United States of America.  That flag will fly there long after this is all forgotten.  That flag stands for freedom.  You know it always will."

"Custody Officer.  Stand him down."

 

So, how much of this Judge's comments did we hear on our TV sets?  We need more judges like Judge Young, but that's another subject.

 

Pass this around.  Everyone should and needs to hear what this fine judge had to say.  Powerful words that strike home....
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on November 15, 2003, 02:37 PM
Pleas join me and BiG {{{{SplasH}}}} ConGrats to the following poets in the 1st Annual Splash Poets Cafe Babble0n VP Chat Awards *snaps fingers*

 :rose:
Best of Show: Elise - Summer Childhood
1st: Kindred - Unity
2nd: Saxman - The Fire
3rd: Mersea- Moon  Desert


Runner Ups:
Word Weaver  - The Beast
RosieC - The Wind
Theneva  - Color the Magic

Your Family at Splash
 :banda  :kiss

Please Go Here To Read Their Poems & To Congrat !!




Title: Today
Post by: Always on November 15, 2003, 07:32 PM
Congratulations to each of the winners and runners up!!  WTG Splashers...
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on November 17, 2003, 10:13 PM
Hey Fellow Splashers!!!   Well we made  it through Monday ... hopefully the rest of the week will be a little easier for us all.. The cold spell we had this  week has  wilted my flowers -hate that - and so far off Spring seems -  Guess  it is time to plant some pansies...

Hope all of you have a restful and relaxing evening  -  Happy Splashing!!
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on November 19, 2003, 11:09 AM
Good morning Splashers and  Splashees! Well another Wednesday is here-and I am pulling out the halo once again ... since this is my designated day to be good... My halo looks a little bent and dusty- but heck, I will wear it anyway..

Hope all of you have a wonderful day today and Keep Smiling!!!
Title: Today
Post by: on November 21, 2003, 06:24 PM
~ A BIG SPLASH HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Morphine ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY MANY MORE :bday
Title: Today
Post by: elise on November 23, 2003, 08:08 PM
Pashy!!!!  Love the new av!!!!    Sooooo pretty!!!
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on November 24, 2003, 11:58 PM
Hello Splashers and Splashees!

Well, we made it through Monday... whew.. Hope all of you only have a 3 day work week.  Sure is hard to believe it is Thanksgiving already and Christmas is just around the corner.  Please try and stop by the cafe and say hey and check out the holiday look Rg created for us...smile..

Also, don't forget about Tuesday's poetry jam starting at 9pm EST .. Come help us kick off a great holiday week!
Title: Today
Post by: Always on November 25, 2003, 06:28 PM
Well today it finally feels like Fall or Winter around here. Brisk chilly winds, leaves blowing , and temps in the 40's.   Thanksgiving is upon us and I wish everyone in Splash and their families a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!   My how year has flown.  So many changes occured in my life and I am sure so many others... that we can look back and ponder on and be thankful for all the many many blessings throughout the year.  I hope everyone has a fantastic turkey day with your friends and families and relaxing and watching football ( if thats your thing) and getting ready for the Christmas Holidays.  Huggss to everyone!     :chef



(ps: Rg we need a turkey emoticon and a Santa) LOL




Title: Today
Post by: rgcafe_jr on November 26, 2003, 02:56 AM
HMMMM.....Today I woke up and said to myself....."Self I really have to go to the boards and say Hi!".......HI!


 :p
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on November 26, 2003, 10:14 AM
Hello everyone!!  Yes, its halo-day for me - sigh... Wednesday already... Hard to believe this week has went by so quickly. It has been a whirlwind at work- trying to cram a week's worth of work into three days.

Wishing all of you the very best for the Thanksgiving holiday!! If you are traveling to be with family and friends, have the safest of journeys. And well ... if you are cooking - may everything you attempt not get ruined or burned...smile

As Always mentioned,  we should all take a glimpse of our lives and give thanks for our blessings.  I want to thank each and everyone of you for your friendship that you have extended to me.  I am so glad to have become a part of the Splash Family.

Have a great day everyone - and a wonderful holiday season!!   BIG  SMILE....
Title: Today
Post by: Always on November 26, 2003, 12:07 PM
Hi Rg Jr... nice to see you again!  Well its Wednesday ( day before turkey day lol) and cold in Tennessee!  But thats the way it's suppose to be I think..... My day is already overloaded with things to do before tomorrow.  But I got my diet coke to wake me up and pop in to wish everyone a Wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving Day . Then enjoy the biggest shopping day of the year on Friday-----not me!!!  I already got Christmas decorated, gifts bought, wrapped and under the tree.  So I can enjoy the Christmas Hoidays which is my favorite time of the year.  I wish everyone Happy Holidays!
Title: Today
Post by: rgcafe_jr on November 26, 2003, 06:50 PM
Happy Turkey DAy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Today
Post by: on November 26, 2003, 11:57 PM
Have a wonderful turkey day......ONE & ALL
I can't believe that already it will soon be Christmas and then 2004 wow time flys when you're having a SPLASHING good time... Huggz to all of you.
~Thank you for being you~
 :chef
Title: Today
Post by: Always on November 27, 2003, 11:32 AM
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!   HUGGSSS....
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on November 27, 2003, 03:35 PM
Happy Thanks Giving all Hope your day is full of laughter and hugsssssssssssssss
Title: Today
Post by: Always on November 28, 2003, 02:29 PM
Well its Friday again but not an ordinary one for sure.  Shoppers galore are out and about this morning.  Beautiful Sunny day here but very cold ( 33 degrees at 7 am).  Winter has peeked her head out.  So whatever you do the next few weeks shopping or whereever you go please take extra precautions.  If you put packages in your car place a blanket over them.  Never go to the car without keys in hand ready to enter.. and always try to keep one hand free of any packages in case someone should approach you!  This time of year is when thieves work their hardest ... innocent people get hurt or killed over a few dollars.. !  Enjoy the holidays but above all BE SAFE and aware of your surroundings at all times.  We want each and every Splasher back to see the year 2004 toll in.  Huggss all and Happy Holidays.



Title: Today
Post by: Always on December 07, 2003, 02:31 AM
Well I finally made it on altho its late and soon will be Sunday!  Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend.  I just wanted to say I hope you can stop for a second tomorrow, Sunday, December 7th and remember "PERAL HARBOR DAY"... and all the men and women who keep our country free.   Huggsss
Title: Today
Post by: on December 01, 2003, 12:12 AM
It's christmas time and boy was it a mistake to go shopping ha ha,(one of these days I'm gonna shop earlier in the year ha ha you'd think we would learn) crowds oh boy. never sure why people get so rude at this time of year.
There is this awesome song by Celine Dion it's "Don't save it all for Christmas Day" I try to do live by this everyday...
I hope you all have safe happy holidays..
Write on
Title: Today
Post by: Always on December 01, 2003, 04:08 AM
Beautiful Day here today ( 65 degrees) so I finally got to do all the Christmas decorating for the outside of this huge place.  Had the inside decorated for 2 weeks now because I love Christmas, and love to enjoy the tree and all the decorations... and it takes so long to get entire inside done then outside that you have to do it weeks ahead to enjoy it.  I hope everyone is having a great day and will have a wonderful holiday season.  Huggsssss!
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on December 01, 2003, 10:43 AM
Good morning Fellow Splashers!

Well, hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving Holiday! Hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner...  Wishing all of you the best as you start out the week. How many more days of Christmas shopping?
Title: Today
Post by: Always on December 01, 2003, 09:53 PM
Fantastic day here again .... sure does not seem like December 1st.  Been working and seems like running for days ... so many things to get done.  Hope everyone is having a great Monday and the rest of the week will be fantastic also.  Hugss to all !
Title: Today
Post by: elise on December 02, 2003, 05:51 PM
Christmas this year is going to be a FAMILY Western Caribbean Cruise courtesy of our parents!!!   The ship will be all decked out with Christmas trees, lights and lots of surprises.  It's going to be lots of fun...with one exception...my little brother won't be going with us as he is too ill.   NONE of us wanna go because of it, but he BEGGED us to still go.  I hope we are doing the right thing...
Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday season!
  I  :santa
Title: Today
Post by: Always on December 02, 2003, 07:57 PM
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family Elise this Christmas Season.  It's so hard when a loved one is ill at any time of the year..but Christmas seems to make it so much harder.  And I can understand how you feel @ not wanting to leave your brother behind and yet I can also understand what a sacrifice he is making by telling all of you to go ahead without him....  He is certainly a fine young man.   Some times decisions such as this are so hard to make, and we can only hope and pray we make the right choice.  I wish you all a wonderful holiday cruise...!  I am sure the decision he made was not an easy one ... but it shows his love for his family and isn't that what Christmas is all about?  Love!!!  Huggss
Title: Today
Post by: elise on December 03, 2003, 02:53 AM
Thank you so much for the kind words Always....you are a special person.   Part of me though thinks he is wanting to be alone in his depression...which makes me a bit wary.   He battles it alot.    But thank you so much for caring!  Sending you a bigg hugggggg.....elise
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Always on December 03, 2003, 01:52 PM
Well it's Wednesday!  And brrrrrrrrrr cold in Tennessee. LOL.  Weather man is saying "maybe" snow tomorrow or Friday.  This I gotta see!  Hope everyone is having a great day and a wonderful week.  Well we are now on the countdown to Christmas. I AM READY!!!!!!!!   Huggs to all and Happy Holidays.      :santa



Title: Today
Post by: on December 03, 2003, 08:45 PM
Today is Wed. and toooooo cold in Connecticut, we too are expecting snow. What a beautiful picture fresh falling snow makes against the trees are even the old barns we have around here.
One of my co-workers today suggest an awesome thing for us all to celebrat christmas. We buy one gift and we pick numbers in a basket and whichever number we pick that is our gift, sounds fun but here is the twist. we again pick numbers from a basket 1, 2, 3,4,5 ect. So if I pick 1, I can choose whomever gift I want from whoever.... This is a good time to pick 5........ doesn't it sound fun?    :santa
Always I can't believe you're all ready for Christmas I haven't even gotten half my gifts yet lol guess I'll be one of those people AGAIN this year buying gifts on the last christmas shopping day........ :laff
Title: Today
Post by: Always on December 04, 2003, 12:23 PM
Well it's Thursday.....brrrrr  still cold and has rained since Wednesday morning.  Foggy and snow flurries expected. ( Flurries is all we ever get LOL).   But I guess looking at the calendar it says December and Christmas is right around the corner so what should I expect !!!  :laugh:  I hope everyone is having a great day.  Be good and keep smiling because Santa is watching!      Â  Huggs to all.     :santa



Title: Today
Post by: on December 05, 2003, 12:01 PM
Today is Friday, and I'm gonna be too dang busy ha ha. My daughters (11th) birthday is Sat so clean and decorate MORE as I go. She's such a holiday kid....we always have to make sure the house is Up to par for her party ha ha..
It's suppose to snow this weekend I am hoping it does, nothing like fresh falling snow, and every flake is suppose to be not the same...
This is also a good time my friends to go through your old shoes and coats and donate them to you local shelter... there is always a need for kids, womens and mens coats/shoes or anything else you'd like to give away.
Happy Holidays.... and keep smiling
~Splash Happens~




Title: Today
Post by: Always on December 05, 2003, 12:15 PM
GMorning all.....Friday!  Hope today is a great one for all and the week-end is even better.  Cold here but rain has stopped.  Saying snow flurries... be nice but I never count on it !  Today is kind of easy for me...alot of gift wrapping to do and some house chores..tomorrow shopping while its still nice.  Take care all and BE SAFE during the shopping season.  Huggsss
Title: Today
Post by: daisyxo on December 06, 2003, 02:56 PM
Good morning everybody - a little chilly here in south Florida this morning.  Hope you all enjoy the holidays and don't get caught up too much in the hustle and bustle.  Don't forget to take time out to remember the real reason for the season.
Title: Today
Post by: on December 08, 2003, 12:05 PM
Today is Monday, 2 more weeks of school for me then my next class starts end of January...(Journalism) now there is a class hehe.
It's cold and white snow all over (good thing it's white lol)
well off to school for me everyone have a enchanting day.

Always I just watched on the discovery channel them re-investaging what happened or what could of happened at Pearl Harbor it's a very interesting show. It's called un-solved history...

Take care everyone.......SplashHa PpEns
 :santa
Title: Today
Post by: Always on December 08, 2003, 01:23 PM
Hi Splashers!   It's Monday and I hope everyone has a wonderful day and a fantastic week.  Santa is just around the corner - gosh how time can fly!!   Huggss to all  ^i^
Title: Today
Post by: on December 09, 2003, 12:18 PM
Good Morning Splashers/Splashees!!... wow it's Tuesday already I can't believe how time is flying.  Soon it will be Christmas Day<<>>
Time for me to get to work, Hope you have an enchanting Day...
~Splash Happens~
 :santa
Title: Today
Post by: rgcafe_jr on December 14, 2003, 04:20 PM
TODAY....We got the "ACE" of spades. That bad bad Sadam "Leroy Brown" Hussain. This is a huge step in to peace in Iraq. Thing will just fall into place after this. It doesn't mean we should let our gaurd down. Just know that World just got a little safer.

So make sure that you thank your hero past or present. We all have friends or family over in Iraq.

-Your very own {{{Splash}}} Freedom Fighter
 :unclesam:




Title: Today
Post by: elise on December 14, 2003, 09:41 PM
YESSSSSS    Rg JR......OMG He is caught at last!!!   Sweet blessings and thanks to you and all who fight to keep us safe and free from terrorists!!!!  Who would dare say they are not a Patriot today!!!   Thank you God!!!   Those wonderful happy Iraqui smiles are worth it all.  We have been blessed in this country NOT to have to undergo what they have been through under Saddam's reign.  We owe a debt of gratitude to the United States of America, our Military, and our Democracy (though not perfect, the best system in the world).
RAISE THE FLAG!!!!!!
  :unclesam:
Title: Today
Post by: Always on December 15, 2003, 11:20 AM
What a Christmas Gift to the World!   Oh how happy I am that so many of our loved ones... men and women in uniform have accomplished such a great feat.. what they set out to do and never sided from it!! WTG America.........I applaud you all .  And to our own Splasher Rg Jr.  We applaud you and your fellow fighters!!
Title: Today
Post by: Kimmy on December 15, 2003, 11:39 AM
:santa   MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE..... been so busy  not had time to come on and see or do anything.  But working and a 6 yr. old daughter keep you busy.  I am so happy to hear what we have prayed for and fought for has finally been accomplished.  I wish everyone a wonderful  Christmas and a fantastic New Year.   :kiss
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on December 15, 2003, 04:21 PM
'Tis The Season to be Jolly ..way to go Freedom Fighters

:banda
Title: Today
Post by: Cmist on December 15, 2003, 04:31 PM
Welcome Back Rus,,,,,, Yippee for the capture of  saddam (hope its the real him) and that our sons and daughters may come home soon....
Hugs to everyone in Splash, i been away for awhile, quite busy actually.... but am back and hope everyone has a most wonderful holiday Season.........
Sam *aKa* Cmist

 :santa
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on March 19, 2004, 04:39 PM
Just wanted to say hey can't get on line at home my cable is out so ye hawww i have to wait for the cable guy tomorrow oh joy joy joy i think the cable connection cord is out so hopefully will be back up n surfing tomorrow in time for cafe events so hugs all
 :sun




Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on February 19, 2004, 11:44 PM
WARNING IF U GET A E-MAIL FORM ME DON'T OPEN IT
DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT UNDER ANY WAY OPEN IT
I GOT A NASTY BUG THAT STICKS TO YOUR E-MAIL AND SENDS THEM TO ALL IN YOUR E-MAIL LIST
I DID NOT SEND ANY E-MAIL TO ANYONE SO IF U GET ANY DON'T OPEN IT
DON'T UNZIP ANYTHING THAT HAS MY NAME ON IT




Title: Today
Post by: Mydnight on January 19, 2004, 01:20 AM
hey all just wanted to say hey and that i have really enjoyed all the readings cant wait to read more
Title: Today
Post by: elise on January 19, 2004, 02:54 AM
Hey Myd,   I noticed you are now a SPLASH HOST, and I wanted to say how pleased I am, and how glad I am that you are with us!!!!    Your poetry and personality add so much!!  I do enjoy hearing Your poems!!!!
 :writer:
Title: Today
Post by: Honestly on January 19, 2004, 03:09 PM
Welcome.....Myd......to Splash....glad ur aboard........I enjoy reading you writings ......can't wait to read more.....ty you for sharing your beautiful poems......... :sun
Title: Today
Post by: Mydnight on January 19, 2004, 03:26 PM
Thank you all four your encouragment and suport of my poems i enjoy shareing and reading everyones
Title: Today
Post by: Always on January 19, 2004, 04:45 PM
Well it's a cold day in Tennessee.... and of all things I woke up to "snow" this morning!!  Not much of course but I acutally saw some of the stuff I use to see years ago.  Guess it just doesn't like us here LOL!!   It's @ 23 degrees but I am sure by noon it shall all be gone.  Well I wished for it for my birthday and it got close.  I would love to see a good deep white snow on ground.. might clear the air some !  Hope everyone is having a great day, and you have a marvelous week.   Good to see all the new faces and names in Splash and the wonderful poetry being written.  Splash is growing by leaps and bounds.   WTG  Rg!  You've done a great job this past year and I am sure 2004 will hold even better and brighter things.  Huggs to all.       :sun



Title: Today
Post by: on February 23, 2004, 01:11 PM
Thank you Sunny for letting us know. Sorry that it happened to you, shame that people can't find better things to do with their lives besides trying to mess other people's belongings UP. To all them I say find something constructive to do!!

On a much better note... I wish to thank each one of you for coming to the event last night. I enjoyed being with you all. Was lots of fun THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! smile

Hugggzzzzzzzzzz
Write on :book
Title: Today
Post by: elise on January 21, 2004, 08:06 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Windspirit!!!  Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!!
 :bday
Title: Today
Post by: Always on January 21, 2004, 11:11 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WINDSPIRIT...Hope your day is fantastic!


                                :bday




Title: Today
Post by: Mydnight on January 22, 2004, 12:39 AM
if anyone wants to add me to there yahoo be my guest so we can keep in touch while babs is getting things worked out
xxpanther1xx is my yahoo name
Title: Today
Post by: Always on January 22, 2004, 12:00 PM
Goodmorning Splashers!  Another Cold (brrr) day in Tennessee.  Just got back late last night from business trip and no place like home.  Going to relax and enjoy the day.....this  is "MY" day .  I love Birthdays, they are the one day that is all yours ... !  Hope everyone has a great day and finsihes the week with a bang.  Huggs to all   ^i^      :bday



Title: Today
Post by: Always on January 22, 2004, 12:01 PM
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY COUNTRYSLIM",   Have a wonderful  day !



                                      
                           :bday




Title: Today
Post by: on January 22, 2004, 01:18 PM
:bday  HAPPY SPLASHING BIRTHDAY TO ALWAYS  & COUNTRYSLIM & WINDSPIRIT

May Your day  be Enchanting  and may you have many many MORE  :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: Mydnight on January 22, 2004, 01:23 PM
you know it would help if id put the right name for my yahoo messenger here lol xxsilent_1xx now if anyone wants to contact me on yahoo ya can hope everyone is doing well
Title: Today
Post by: on January 22, 2004, 01:24 PM
Not sure when Babs will get things worked out but they are asking for funds to help them in their fight to keep babs up..
http://www.babbleon.net/donate.html
Title: Today
Post by: elise on January 22, 2004, 07:30 PM
For ALWAYS & Country Slim

*CLEARS THROAT AND BREAKS OUT IN SONG*

~~Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday DEAR SWEET ALWAYS........and Dear Wonderful Man Country Slim.......~~~

Happy birthday to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Today
Post by: Always on January 23, 2004, 12:18 AM
Thank You so much Elise... that was so sweet of you!!  Huggs  ^i^
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on January 23, 2004, 02:09 AM
Happy Happy Birthday toooooooooooooooo you
Happy Birthday Birthday toooooooooooooooyouoooo ooooooooo
ok I quit believe you would want me too LOL
but a Big BD Wish n Hug
Title: Today
Post by: elise on January 23, 2004, 12:05 PM
........well, several of us have gotten into Halsoft temporary so we can be together as group....just know that we are there in case you can come!!!    We are all missing everyone!!!!!!!!     Hopefully, Babble will sort out its problems very soon.    But it was GREAT not to be booted last night by the lame other chats including eXcite!
 :sun

Please Note: this is NOT an endorsement of of halsoft ..Babble0n VP Chat remains the Official VP Chat of Splash ..and we DO NOT RECOMMEND you paying for an account at Halsoft ..you can come in as a GUEST for 14 days for FREE ...contact a SplashHost if you need help!

in the meantime if you would like to help Babble0n VP Chat get back online and remain a FREE Chat ..Please Donate thru Paypal at http://www.babbleon.net/donate.html

also please visit the Babble0n Boards for more information and updates at http://babbleonforums.net/index.php

any help you can give is greatly appreciated!!

 :bnik




Title: Today
Post by: elise on March 19, 2004, 04:15 PM
Lucid, so glad things are settling down a bit for you at work!
We miss you too!!!!  *huggggs*
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Mydnight on January 23, 2004, 03:09 PM
Just a short hey to everyone hope everyone is doing good i have realy enjoyed the post keep them comeing there is so many talented people out there
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on January 24, 2004, 03:28 AM
After a long absence due to a long illness I don't believe this,asking for donations to chat.There are hundreds of free chats,yes....even VP chats....ever tried Voodoo chat?
Asking for donations from our group here is unbelievable.Whats wrong with you people?Don't know a scam when you see one?
Come on...........

 :bnik
Title: Today
Post by: elise on January 24, 2004, 09:45 PM
Welcome back lizza!!   So good that you are back, and hope you are feeling much better!  

Not sure how much you know about the chat problems....its a bit confusing, but it seems another semi-major chat (which charges) is suing Babble (which doesnt charge)....and until it is settled, Babbleon has been forced to shut down for.  So the money is for legal fees for Babble......some people could help if they will.  
i agree.....chat should be free!!!   That is precisely Babble's argument!!!  
 :writer:




Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 24, 2004, 10:36 PM
Hi Lizza

Welcome Back! ..and sorry to hear about your illness..hope you're feeling better..

yes there is others vp chats out there ..most are pretty lame ..of the good ones most have their own poetry community and for over a year now Babble0n has provided Splash a pleasant and safe enivornment for doin poetry reads and gather as a community..they have endorse us as their Official Poetry Group and like wise we have endorsed Babble0n as our official VP Chat..

Babble is in need of a helping hand and like a good neighbor ..we have offered to help.. the Babble0n VP Chat is a small community of chatters that work together, virtually live and play together ..per se they are not a corporation out for a profit ..or use our chat as a testing ground for marketing profit$..

many chatters from VooDoo, Excite and Halsoft have come to prefer Babble0n VP over the mentioned other VPs ..certainly this points to Babble0n's credibilty ..but if Lewis Miller (well known throughout the Virtual Places Communities) took the money and ran ..he would be found and prosecuted ..not to mention the shame he would have to face for a mere $5.00 donation.. i  can confidently say this is not his intent..but if he did ..woe to him... it is a punishable crime..

the main reason they need the money is there is another chat that is bullying Babble0n and needs funds for legal fees to fight back and keep Babble0n a Free Chat.. (they could easily go to being a pay chat)..but refuse too as there are those that cant afford to pay to chat in a healthy adult environment ..as a group we all believe, including Lewis Miller that VP Chat and the internet should be accessible by all ..another reason for askin for a helping hand is maintenance (its continous 24/7 work) and bandwidth (lags and boots) for a smooth operation of a chat..

the difference between a pay chat and a free chat... is to get in the pay chat you gotta pay$$$ ..a free chat like Babble0n ..everyone can get in ..whether one donated $$$ ..OR NOT.. and for those that do donate ..it can be $1.00 or $1000.00 ....OR ..$inkind-service ..some ppl can afford a lot... some cant...but its all about helpin a community like Babble0n ..not paying a community..

in the letter i sent out i including a link to their boards..
http://babbleonforums.net/index.php so ppl could first hand investigate the issue at hand and even ask any questions or concerns.. and then decide if they want to help/donate..

as far as "our community" asking our members to help (many enjoy and reap the benefits of a clean safe Babble0n VP Chat) ..lets put the weight on my shoulders ..yes i can spot a scam when i see one and i dont believe this is ..i hope you have faith in my decisions? ..if another group came to our group and depending on "cause" ..i would approve sending out another letter of support ..more importantly .. this is about helping one another when in need ..and i am strong supporter of humanity and social justice....

i hope this answers some of your concerns and should you have more ..please do ask..

once again its good to see ya back and hopefully in better health.. we truely have missed ya...

RG
:bnik




Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on March 19, 2004, 10:25 AM
Good morning everyone -

Well it's been a tough couple of weeks for me - I think I need to bring a cot into my office at work - I have really put in a great deal of overtime the past two weeks - Things are slowing down now just a bit and I am really looking forward to having this weekend off and relaxing.  I really have missed all of you -

Woohoo - it is Friday - and I am thrilled that the weekend is finally here ..smiles
Title: Today
Post by: elise on January 25, 2004, 07:10 AM
Thanks Rg for clarifying that for me!!!!!!
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on January 26, 2004, 02:58 PM
Happy BD 2U   x-X-kittin-X-x
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 26, 2004, 03:57 PM
So where do we meet now a days.. Halsoft at the Poets Cafe..

you can get a Free 14 days pass when you login there..

put .. vpchat.com ..in ur community server tools..

if ya need help ..plz just ask..hope to see ya there..

Your Family at Splash
:bnik :kiss :banda
Title: Today
Post by: Mydnight on January 26, 2004, 10:51 PM
Had a blast last night on the trial run of new contest in halsoft hope to have lots more when we do the real thing on thursday night
Title: Today
Post by: Always on January 27, 2004, 12:38 AM
Well just to let you know Rg ( with no promises yet) I am checking into a donation that might get Babble On back up and running even tho' I do not belong!  But I can see it's that important for alot of you here and I am part of the Splash Family whether I go to Babble On or not.  We shall see what happens!
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 31, 2004, 03:27 PM
thanks for posting... and yea events is a moderated forum..and the only one that needs to be approved by a SplashHost ...this is because we feel it is necessary to to see what events get posted and gets listed the members calendar..

sorry for the inconvience ...your post there have been approved...

writ on!
:bnik
Title: Today
Post by: Always on January 31, 2004, 08:39 AM
Well Saturday morning at 2:35 am.... long night!   Seems what I had in mind for Babble On is not what some wanted so I am sorry to say it's not going to work.  I wish it had even tho' I do not come into it.   I have also noticed lately when I try to post comments on some things such as winners of contests ... simply saying "Congrat!  or WTG... my messages are not posted.  It says they have to be approved first.  Not sure what that means... and in some cases I can understand where posting would not be permitted... but in this case I cannot!  So for you who won the contests WTG.... Sorry it would not let me post it under mydnights commets and listing of the winners!   Hope everyone has a great weekend.  Stay warm and be safe!
Title: Today
Post by: on February 01, 2004, 03:15 AM
~Happy belated birthday  x-X-kittin-X-x~ (better late than never as My Mom always says ;o)

Always thanks for trying with babbleon, you are great for thinking of it. I feel that babbleon will be gone unfortantly money talks.

Hope everyone will have a awesome weekend (or what's left of it ha ha)

write on :yin:
Title: Today
Post by: elise on February 03, 2004, 04:54 AM
Well, i am back from my trip to visit family in Alabama....my aunt surprised us all and rallied.   Unfortunately, she cannot hold on for long, but it was wonderful to be able to tell her how much we love her.  I feel like we said our "goodbyes".
Good to be home!!!
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: Always on February 03, 2004, 01:48 PM
Welcome back Elise.  Goodbye's are always so hard... even harder when you feel it's the last time you may see someone!  Huggs to you!    Well today is to be a pretty day in Tennessee. Sunny and @ 54 degrees !    Actually we have not had much of a winter here.  But I will be glad to see Spring and the blooming of all the beautiful flowers.   Spring is a time for a NEW BEGINNING in everything.... !   I shall be very busy for a day or so making alot of changes so may or maynot be on as much.  But Splash is always in my heart.  I shall look forward to all the new poems .  Hope everyone has a great day!   ^i^



Title: Today
Post by: on February 04, 2004, 01:54 AM
Welcome Home Sis: It's always hard to say good-bye but even harder when you don't get that chance (sad to say I know this too well)
Glad you got to see her  huggz to you sis!!

We are having snow and ice so who knows if there will be school tomorrow...... one can hope... ha ha ok I like having the kids home what can I say....

 :rose:  anyways Hope Your day was as awesome as ever!!!
Title: Today
Post by: elise on February 08, 2004, 05:42 PM
Check out the NEW TOPICS here at the boards!!!   Thanks Rg, these should be FUN!
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: Always on February 12, 2004, 04:27 AM
Well it's late Wednesday, cold here in Tennessee and they say rain, sleet and some snow tonight!  Guess Winter is still here.  I want to take this chance to say "Thanks" to all of you who have been so gracious and kind in reading the poems I have written and making posts!  It means alot.  My poems are simple, but to me any poem is beautiful and I love writing them and reading them all.  Since coming to Splash over a year ago now I have come to know alot of you simply from reading what you have written... sharing in your happiness and joy and sometimes in your sadness and even sorrow!  Splash to me is like a family.... and I have felt honored to be able to be a part of that family.  But with sad and heavy heart I will not be coming back to Splash.  The last few days have been difficult trying to make this decision... but I have to be one who gives whatever I do my all, my best and I am finding I cannot do that in here any longer.  There are some parts of Splash I cannot be a part of and for that reason I feel it's not fair to continue!   I wish each of you the very best in all you do.  May God richly bless each of you with marvelous poems, health, happiness and joy. May 2004 see even bigger and better things happening in here.  I shall miss each of you ~ some I have chatted with in Halsoft and some I have gotten to know on here.  Thank you for all you have given to me.......and I hope I have been able in some small way to give something back.  I will from time to time pop in and read your writings and make comments if I am still allowed to do so........I hope I can!  Splash means alot to me, and this was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do.   Hugss to each of you.....God Bless !    ^i^  

Charlotte ( Always)
Title: Today
Post by: elise on February 12, 2004, 04:52 AM
Always, it is with a heavy heart that I bid you farewell....you will be truly missed.   Please know that you are leaving us wondering......."was it me or something I said or did".....I certainly hope not.
During this short time I have known you, I have enjoyed your uplifting words of encouragement, your beautiful poetry, and your deep caring for everyone.   Sweetest blessings and good luck wherever you go.
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on February 12, 2004, 06:46 AM
Always,  I just met you in chat but where I really knew you was from your fine work.  I have no idea why you are leaving but hope it is not something that could have been rectified by communication.  Though you may be gone from us we never can really be apart as long as your poetry remains on the boards.  I sincerely wish you the best in any future endeavors and do hope you reconsider or at least drop by now and then to say hey.  Best wishes to you.  weave
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on February 18, 2004, 04:19 PM
Good morning everyone  - I trust all of you are well.  It seems Splash has grown and changed while I have been away - So good to see so many positive changes..smiles ..For those of you that don't know me - welcome - I look forward to meeting and talking with each and everyone of you.  

Those of you that do know me - know that today is my halo day - my day to be good - smiles - I dont know what I try and keep up the charade -smiles - I can be quite naughty on Wednesdays if I am not careful.  A friend told me once that I have no business trying to wear a halo - smiles - but we all have to push ourselves to strive and do better than the day before.

So -- hello from me - It is good to see all of you again!  Smiles...
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 14, 2004, 02:33 PM
Just a short note big on sincerity....

~Happy Valentine's Day~

 >>>------<3-------->

:hearts:   :hearts:    :hearts:
Title: Today
Post by: elise on February 14, 2004, 05:06 PM
HAPPY   VALENTINE'S   DAY   from   SNOWY  Dallas.Texas!!!!
 :hearts:       :rose:        :hearts:




Title: Today
Post by: elise on February 18, 2004, 04:32 PM
LUCID!!!!!!!!!    Where you been girl???   Well heck, that doesn't matter, just glad yer back!!!  *huggggs*
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on February 18, 2004, 04:39 PM
Hey long lost Lucid!  
So good to see you back again and don't worry none the halo checkers are not around anymore.  Please drop in and visit as we have missed you.
Title: Today
Post by: on February 19, 2004, 02:46 PM
dang we had halo checkers no wonder I never got to wear one LOL... Welcome back sis... hope all is well...

Today is Thursday wow week flew by... Friday taken kids to chucky cheese with my girlfriend should be fun  :dblu:  bet i play the games more then the kids  :laff

Have a good day and hopefully see you all tonight at the poetry contest... Hugggzzzzzz
Title: Today
Post by: Honestly on March 06, 2004, 09:41 PM
Congrats.....Myd on your promotion....although we have been missin your presence ........please join us when you can.
Title: Today
Post by: Honestly on February 29, 2004, 05:29 PM
caferg jr...........that's a fabulous statement from the judge....about what our country stands for.........ty...for sharing it with us.........
Title: Today
Post by: Mydnight on March 03, 2004, 12:44 AM
I just wanted to let everyone know im still alive lol i havnt had to much time to be on here latly with my new promotion at work i have to spend alot more hours there but i guess that comes with the job its tuesday and i have already got 40 hours this week, i am hopeing that it will slow down so i can be on more i miss shareing and reading with everyone hope all is doing well. It is great to see all the new post i will be trying to respond to as many as i can as time permits. hope to see everyone soon.



Title: Today
Post by: elise on March 03, 2004, 03:26 AM
Hey Myd!!!  I was wondering where you been!!!  We do miss  you around here, but are so glad you got a promotion at work!!  Hey, that's great!  Just pop in when you can, cuz we sure love to see you!!!!  
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on March 06, 2004, 03:09 PM
Hey guys - Babble server is up today !! woohoo --

community server addy  :babbleon.d2g.com

See ya there!!
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 06, 2004, 04:29 PM
yes the old server appears to be up... but i think its someone playing games.. cuz The new babble0n is real close to being finish ..anyday now... but hey enjoy the old one while its up..

:bnik
Title: Today
Post by: on March 12, 2004, 03:32 PM
Hi to all fellow poets ... I'm putting this here in hopes all poets see it. I've been asked by a co-worker to write poetry of encouragement for women/men/children that have been victims(these victims are surviviors of rape or abuse). All poetry will be put into a journal and given to victims this is non-profit (it's Free) if anyone is interested in having a poem in it please email it to me by April 1st. Or post it on here or send me a message which ever makes you comfortable.
Please include all information you wish put on including name and email.
If you don't have my email it's pashy_poet2002@yahoo.com in subject area put : POems of Encouragement

Thanks in advance for any and all..

Write on
 :book
Full Ground
©by Karla B.
Passionpoet63
3/9/2004


I thought that I was Lost
when I felt I met my tragic ending.
But I've proved to others
and mostly myself.
I may have been weak,
but now I am strong.
And watch out
cause I'm on full ground.
~
Holding back the tears that may fall.
I remind myself to stay strong
to hold myself tall.
I know that I can hold my head up high.
And walk with stride
down the street trying not to hide.
~
You tried to grab my soul
 but you couldn't have complete control
 I may have taken a fall
 now I stand completely tall.
~
I've taken my life back
i've taken my soul
I will not let you have control over me.
~
My life is my own
I'm standing my ground
I will survive.
Because I have my feet planted
firmly,
on full ground.




Title: Today
Post by: elise on March 13, 2004, 03:14 PM
TODAY AT 11:00 AM EST  POETRY BRUNCH!!!
  Bring your coffee and share some poetry!  Very relaxed!

  Halsoft: chat.vpchat.com

  LOCATE "Splash"
Title: Today
Post by: MetalGuru on April 27, 2004, 05:57 PM
I found that if I planned ahead, of what it is I wanted to do; all I received was disappointment. I'm just going to take each day as it comes, and hope that one day I'll be much happier than I am at this point in my life.




Quote
Our lives are merely trees of possibilities. ~ Marc Bolan
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on April 28, 2004, 02:58 PM
Welll congratulations Witt!!  So glad you are here with us at Splash -- we really needed you - smiles ---



Title: Today
Post by: on April 25, 2004, 05:44 PM
Wow what a week, I need to do LOTS of catching up..HIYA everyone Hugggzzz My mom was here from California and ohhh what a week sad to say I missed my bro Words and my sis Elise (Moo) wedding.. sigh guys I hope you knew I was there in spirit. I haven't seen my mom for about 15 years so I knew everyone understood why I wasn't here. It was great to have her here so hoping we will get together a lot sooner next time.
Anyhow I"M BACK he he missed you all.........
Title: Today
Post by: elise on April 25, 2004, 06:48 PM
Welcome back Pashy sis!  *hugs*
Title: Today
Post by: elise on April 25, 2004, 07:09 PM
Congratulations WordWeaver and Sleepygrass in being named Senior Splash Hosts!!!!!  
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: elise on April 26, 2004, 05:14 AM
*tossing You a nice rope*
 :hearts:
Title: Today
Post by: jd-mitchell on April 26, 2004, 04:10 PM
I have a comment in today's edition of USA TODAY1 you can find it @:

http://www.usatoday.com/life....l_x.htm

Mine is the 7th after the intro. :laff
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 26, 2004, 08:44 PM
a bit of an update here ..Witt will now wear the title of Poetry Director ..SplashHost and Senior SplashHost have new insignias ...do yas like? ..and a new member level has been created for members with over 700 post..

the new level is  called Paragon..

par·a·gon
1. A model of excellence or perfection of a kind; a peerless example: a paragon of virtue.

members with over 700 post will notice their new insignias after their next post...

Congratulations to All !!

:bnik

geez and i am still stuck with that scarlet star ..hhmmm




Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 26, 2004, 02:55 PM
yesterday there was twodays
looking back at two
i wasnt really sure if tomorrow
was goin come twice as fast
already today hardly last
so with click of mouse
they were all merged into one

:p
Title: Today
Post by: witt on May 26, 2004, 04:49 PM
Today we just moved 43 biddies from the brooder to their own pen in the Double X Duplex.
Today is a day to explore and having a new place to scratch.

Witt
Title: Today
Post by: elise on May 29, 2004, 04:04 PM
What a SCARY time for America!  Time to reflect on what we are fighting for...

Jewish American poet Emma Lazarus saw the Statue of Liberty as a beacon to the world. A poem she wrote to help raise money for the pedestal, and which is carved on that pedestal, captured what the statue came to mean to the millions who migrated to the United States seeking freedom, and who have continued to come unto this day.

"Other lands," wrote the Polish emigré Henry Sienkiewicz, "grant only asylum; this land recognizes the immigrant as a son and grants him rights." When they were "sickened at last of poverty, bigotry and kings," wrote another immigrant, "there was always America!"

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"THE NEW COLOSSUS"
Emma Lazarus
1883

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Title: Today
Post by: witt on May 30, 2004, 11:18 AM
Today we must count our blessings no matter what our circumstances.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 02, 2004, 01:56 PM
Nothing is worth more than this day. -- Goethe
Title: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on June 02, 2004, 05:42 PM
Today I'm a dad, a grandfather, a friend, a mentor, a husband.
" A man he seems of cheerful yesterdays and confident tomorrows."... Wordsworth.

Be that as it may, today I am alive.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 03, 2004, 09:37 AM
Go out and grasp the seconds of the day as if you had only this day to live. --Griffler
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 04, 2004, 10:19 AM
Today we welcome justprowling and flaxen.

Today the work will wait while you look at the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do your work.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on June 09, 2004, 07:44 PM
well i started a blog for Splash today ..i really dont know what i am doin with it ..lol..but i think it will benefit Splash ..in fact i just found out that the host, Blogger.com, was just bought by Google so i guess it was the right move..

anyways please stop and check it out share your thoughts, give me some ideas to help it grow ..though its only 2 days old and still under construction ..i am adding good stuff to it as i write..

here the link ..stop by and add me to your favorites..

http://www.splashhall.org/thunder_blog.html

:banda

ps ..witt ya will get to see my real pic when ya come by ..heh




Title: Today
Post by: WordFaery on June 09, 2004, 11:48 PM
Today I was treated to a stunning sunrise and the reminder that I am worthy of being loved.

 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on June 10, 2004, 12:53 AM
Today I felt the ardent ax from witt as she trimmed and scupltured my poetry to a resemblance  of art.  It is grand to know there are no flaws left dangling in the breeze.  Many thanks for your time spent and caring manner.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 10, 2004, 10:12 AM
I am at your disposal and only want to help. You do all the hard work. I only make suggestions.

Thanks,

Witt
Title: Today
Post by: elise on June 10, 2004, 02:33 PM
Witt is way too modest.  She has no idea how much she has touched my life.  I am writing profusely because of the things she has taught me.  I am loving meter and rhyme.  Two things that were so scary to me before!
 Put your poems in the AX.  It really doesn't hurt so much!  Think of it as PLASTIC SURGERY, but with lasers so it doesn't hurt so much!   A lil pain, but the BEAUTY afterwards is awesome!  Â In spite of yourself, you will learn and grow.  All you need is desire...and Witt!!!
 :rose:  :rose:  :rose:




Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 10, 2004, 02:57 PM
Thank you for your kind words.

TODAY I am keeping my grandson for a few days and the thought "Hugging is nothing less than a miracle drug" comes to my mind.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on June 10, 2004, 04:14 PM
TODAY please scroll down and read "Elise's Pick of the Week"
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 12, 2004, 01:08 PM
Some people come into our lives and leave their footprints on our hearts.--anon.
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on June 13, 2004, 02:04 PM
Today I will devote to myself
the barrel of giving is depleting.
I will sample the selfish wafer
peace and quiet is all too fleeting.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 13, 2004, 04:52 PM
Reflection and solitude can be frightening to some people. It takes a confident and stable person to do both.

--Witt




Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 14, 2004, 12:21 PM
TODAY is Flag Day! Show your patriotism and your colors.

                       :unclesam:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 14, 2004, 12:42 PM
This is my first attempt at posting an image. Happy Flag Day.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on June 14, 2004, 02:13 PM
YESSSSSSSSSS you did it!!!! Hooray!!!
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: jd-mitchell on June 14, 2004, 03:49 PM
Sorry I haven't been in lately. My dad had a stroke three weeks ago, &I've been busy helping him. He's about 6 months ahead of where the dr.s say he should be, for whuch I'm grateful for.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on June 14, 2004, 04:35 PM
Our prayers are with you JD...doctors don't have all the answers.  (and I am a nurse)...Hang in there!
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 14, 2004, 06:34 PM
I, too, wish him a speedy recovery.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 15, 2004, 10:33 AM
There sure wasn't much hoopla about Flag Day. That's sad. Was I mistaken?
Title: Today
Post by: Mydnight on June 15, 2004, 12:33 PM
No Witt you wasnt mistaken and it is so sad, I beleive that alot of the problem is that so many are confuse about what to feel anymore they are getting hit from all sides by people telling them we are such a bad nation, but what that flag stands for and the many who have died to fly it freely i am so thankfull and will always be proud of it no matter what others may think of it .
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 15, 2004, 02:08 PM
I am glad that you agree with me. I just can't believe there was absolutely nothing on the news in our area about people showing their patriotism and their flags, and I am talking the Charlotte area. We flew three flags at our house and I even wore my stars and stripes shorts. Everyone wore red, white, and blue. As it was said, "Everyone can't do everything, but everyone can do something."
Title: Today
Post by: elise on June 15, 2004, 03:07 PM
AMEN !!!
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on June 15, 2004, 03:17 PM
Flag Day

How many flags have been folded
and handed to the next of kin
to defend your freedom?
How many 21 gun salutes have you
ignored with a cell phone in
your ear?

You never forget your birthday,
hair appointment day, payday,
holiday, Saturday, Sunday,
funday, shopping day, or
dress down day.

The 13 folds of a funeral flag
are not for the original 13 colonies.
The first fold represents the
symbol of life.  That life of yours
was granted by the recipients of
these folded flags.  

Their days can no longer be remembered
by them.  But should be recognized on
flag day by the grateful living, easy
strolling, inheritors of freedom.




Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 15, 2004, 04:12 PM
Simply wonderful, weave. Wonderful.

Do you know the significance of each fold? I saw that on Martha Stewart years ago and wrote it all down. Now, I can't find it. I had to run the tape back and forth many times to get it all. I can't even find it on the Internet. I do know that every fold represented something. I sure would like that information once again. Can you help?

Witt
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on June 15, 2004, 06:53 PM
Glad you liked it Witt and here is the addy you need.


http://www.imagelair.com/poemsprose/auflag.htm
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on June 15, 2004, 08:40 PM
i even got email yesterday ..i thought the post office was close on National Holidays..

:p
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 16, 2004, 10:34 AM
I don't think that Flag Day was ever federal holiday, but it sure was a noday this year.
Title: Today
Post by: AlluraD on June 16, 2004, 02:16 PM
Thanks for sharing that link wordweaver.........I have the flag given to my Mother at my Fathers funeral.....I chersih but was ignorant of the deeper meaning.........thanks again~
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on June 16, 2004, 03:01 PM
You are most welcome AlluraD and a salute to your father.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on June 16, 2004, 05:16 PM
Awesome Weave!  And thanks so much for sharing this site!
Very interesting and inspiring!!!
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 17, 2004, 09:41 AM
Thank you, weave. I had looked for that everywhere. Last year one of my students was doing research on the flag and neither of us could find it. The next time, I will be ready!
Thanks again.
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on June 18, 2004, 05:03 AM
Wit, I am the best finder in the world.  After all, I found elise!
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 18, 2004, 09:47 AM
Weave, can you explain your comment?

Today I am grateful that this board is back up. Yesterday I got a bad case of withdrawal shakes!
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on June 18, 2004, 01:55 PM
Yes Wit I will explain.  I consider elise to be the best there is and somehow I found her.  So in my opinion it makes me the best finder in the world.

Or did she fine me? Or did fate find both? Or were we never lost?  Or all of the above?  Whatever, Just give me a Ringing A for accomplishment and paint a "U" on my face for happiness.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on June 18, 2004, 02:26 PM
Awww, and all this time I thought it was me who tracked you down like a dog......*giggles*.....that was really a sweet thing to say!!! *hugggs*
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on June 19, 2004, 11:01 PM
Today

I whisper through your soul as you lay dreaming :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 20, 2004, 04:06 PM
Today is the first day of summer.

Go outside and write a haiku.

Check out the new info in the Wordsmithing Section.

Witt
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on June 21, 2004, 05:18 AM
Today I joined hands with summer to promise an even brighter path for my devoted soulmate.
:rose:




Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 21, 2004, 10:11 AM
Oh, weave, you melt my mind.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 21, 2004, 10:20 AM
Today I would like to welcome Aussie to our poetry group.
I have a few on-line tatting friends from Australia. Now a new poetry friend. Welcome.

I see that you enjoy nature. Maybe you would like to read the new haiku information and give us a peek at Australian nature.
I will look forward to reading your poetry.

Witt
PD
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 21, 2004, 06:55 PM
I see that we have ANOTHER new member to this wonderful group. Welcome, ilimow. Great to see you here. I can't say that I have any on-line tatting friends in India, but I hope that I can say that I have a new friend in poetry.
If you need any help, put your poem in the Poetic Ax and I will be glad to help in any way that I can. I hope to see something soon.

Witt
PD
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on June 22, 2004, 12:33 AM
Today

Over the secret skys & out beyond the realm of,
I'm writing across eternity, to you with love.       :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 22, 2004, 11:12 AM
Beautiful, as usual, weave.

Carpe diem.
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on June 22, 2004, 02:31 PM
Today I cherish the bouquets of blessings
gathered in your apron to keep me warm.
:rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on June 23, 2004, 01:24 PM
Today I send a special prayer across the harbor
of miracles for a soft tide and smooth sailing .
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 23, 2004, 05:01 PM
Today I miss my friend,
but warm hugs do I send.
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on June 24, 2004, 04:51 AM
Softly You tread upon the paths of my soul.
Over the threshold  so quietly, so sweetly.
 :rose:




Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on June 25, 2004, 04:39 AM
Somewhere out across the darkest night a candle glows.
Someone in the great somewhere picks your rose.
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on June 26, 2004, 05:28 AM
Every time I hear your laugh or see your smile.
Or touch your lips, or meet your eye.
Then I know why,  I walked down the aisle.
:rose:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on June 26, 2004, 01:11 PM
today is a good day ..it also Erotica Poetry Saturday.. hope to see ya'll there tonight..

Click for more info

 :banda




Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on June 27, 2004, 01:59 PM
With the Sunday morning dawning, comes the
soft embellishment of blessings dripping down.
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on June 27, 2004, 03:15 PM
Not long ago two stars of the night
Met on this earth, together have taken to flight
They hold each other’s connections of souls
Know their Words of love will always be told
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 27, 2004, 04:33 PM
Today Carolina yellow jasmine
flies over the dark clouds
to entwine her scented branches with
the Texas bluebonnets.
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on June 28, 2004, 04:59 AM
Today the weaves of warmth cover
the fragile flowers fragrance and glow.
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 28, 2004, 12:53 PM
Today:

Hope is a good thing.
--King
Title: Today
Post by: petro on June 28, 2004, 03:36 PM
Today,  I pondered my neglected garden;
why does it still grow.
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on June 29, 2004, 06:31 AM
Today the blessings of summer are starting
to blossom and smile across your garden.
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: tobepeace on June 29, 2004, 08:50 PM
the importance of today is to not lose my mind. and to think about the fact that it is summer. and a lot of people are alone. find someone to kiss :kiss
and for me, to write to a woman, who is possibly in Hawaii, who could be anywhere, to say you love her, who possibly have a boyfriend- who may do not know that i exist.  :writer:  :yin:

tony word

"the love of lower case..."...letters...
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on June 30, 2004, 03:21 AM
Today
I sizzle in the intensity of your passionate splendor
and cool in the softness of your gentle breeze.

 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on June 30, 2004, 10:31 AM
Today is a good day.
I heard from a long-distant pal and will see a close-by friend.
What could be better than that? A chicken in every pot?
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on July 01, 2004, 02:53 AM
Today is in search of life's answers that
remain shrouded in mystery to all but one.
Faith and hope should persuade someone
to take your part and smooth your path.

 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 02, 2004, 09:38 AM
Today it is wonderful to see elise back and kicking! Love your flag. Welcome back, bag lady!

Witt
Title: Today
Post by: elise on July 02, 2004, 02:34 PM
Thanks sooo much!  haha @ bag lady!  Yes, i am alive, but kicking?  Welllllll, kicking softly!  hehe
 :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on July 05, 2004, 04:13 PM
Today it just seems to go
hand in hand and even flow.

 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 06, 2004, 10:09 AM
Today the world is waiting for me if I try.
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on July 07, 2004, 05:53 AM
Today I lingered in the shadows and sat upon the earth
and let my mind travel across the current of worth.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on July 07, 2004, 05:43 PM
For my SPLASH Family:

Today you were thought about by me.
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 09, 2004, 12:56 PM
Today I can do more than I think I can, if I'll only strive.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 12, 2004, 10:01 AM
Today is yours. Use it wisely.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 13, 2004, 10:46 AM
I wish that I could capture the essence of this day and put it in a jar.
Save it for days of woe or send it to friends afar.

Witt
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on July 13, 2004, 01:35 PM
Today I look over the Splash Board and remember
the poets that have passed this way in their journeys.
Title: Today
Post by: Mydnight on July 13, 2004, 02:21 PM
Today I will strive to be a better man than I was the day before and tomorow better than today.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 14, 2004, 10:01 AM
Today I will tackle the toughest jobs with a song and a smile.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on July 15, 2004, 12:46 AM
Today I made a lonely soul smile
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on July 15, 2004, 05:11 AM
Today I shall soar with the eagles and land softly
with the butterflies!
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 15, 2004, 09:57 AM
OOOOh, I love that one, weave. I shall keep that in mind.

My thought for today:

Today I will smile because I have friends to help.

But, I like yours much better.

Witt
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 16, 2004, 10:26 AM
Announcement! Announcement!

Rg has come out of the closet!

Thanks for the picture of the true guy!

Finally. No more masks.
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on July 17, 2004, 05:21 PM
Today.......
Today I'll laugh at myself and pick up my pen again.......
 :writer:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 22, 2004, 02:08 PM
Today I have totally embarrassed myself AGAIN getting lost in this forum (or do I call it a board? See, I don't even use the correct terminology.)  I was abashed when I realized that I was not missing something and that I was just in the wrong area. Please forgive me. Also, by moving Dream Weaver's poem, I had my picture there beside his wonderful poem. I hope that doesn't get everyone confused. I can't find the section where Sunshine was telling about her house, but I'm not going to say anything about that because I may just be in the wrong place again. Sunshine, just E me and tell me how that's going. I am sure that I have done a lot of other dumb things that you kind people don't even mention. Feel free to let me know when I mess up. If you don't tell me then I will probably keep doing things wrong. Lizza, I was so hoping to see some examples of your work and so far I have not. But then again....
Thanks for putting up with me.

Witt
Your Poetry Director wandering somewhere in this place.
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on July 22, 2004, 02:41 PM
witt,there are not many examples,I'm afraid and if so somewhere in my early postings when I first got here,maybe under some old picture challenges/goup poems....
Time and health permitting I'm sure I'll write and post.
I hope that's ok?
 :writer: <sharpening pencil>
Title: Today
Post by: elise on July 22, 2004, 05:30 PM
lizza, it's just so wonderful to see you back here posting!  I too understand about "health".   Hugggs to you!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Witt, you are only doing what each one of us has done before!
Your post made me smile so big!  It only endears you to us more and more!  
This is my very first board ever, and you should have seen me the first six months!  HA!  I was allllll over the place!  Nobody is watching and critiquing you about your manuevering abilities.  
Guess what, I cannot now find that post you mentioned earlier...the one where CMist posted her picture, and I responded to!  HELP!!!  So join the club!  Ooops, never mind, you are already a member!  *giggles*
Title: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on July 22, 2004, 08:16 PM
Today I woke up above ground, so I don't feel so bad after all.
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on July 23, 2004, 06:15 AM
Today my selfish thoughts became reality but
tonight the gift of giving was pleasantly restored.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 24, 2004, 10:18 AM
Believe in angels, then return the favor.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on July 24, 2004, 12:46 PM
Never give up Dreams, can come true
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on July 27, 2004, 02:15 PM
Today I thought of you again, and again.
Title: Today
Post by: Honestly on July 28, 2004, 12:47 AM
My today..goes on...and on.....and on..........
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 29, 2004, 10:20 AM
Tempus fugit!

Oh, please, slow down. Only a few more days and back to WORK!
Title: Today
Post by: elise on July 29, 2004, 02:37 PM
"DON'T GO!!!!"  She screams while lying on the floor holding onto the PD's  legs...
 :Oo:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 30, 2004, 12:01 PM
Today I was greeted by a bag of empty egg cartons on my front porch. I knew that it was someone returning the cartons from our last supply of fresh eggs, but tucked inside was this poem from our new newlywed neighbors:

We greet you via pen and pad--
  and with you we must share,
Some thoughts of gratitude we've felt
  since meeting one fine pair.

With open arms, hearts, and minds
  you've welcomed us as friends,
To the lucky folks neaby
  to whom you would extend

Your gifts of God's great giving
  and the freshest of all your fruits,
So to you now we offer a small
  gift that we hope suits.

Inside of the bag were bunches of homegrown Concord grapes!
Title: Today
Post by: elise on July 30, 2004, 02:02 PM
Witt, that's just awesome!  Fresh eggs huh...I wanna be your neighbor!   On second thought...I bet you wouldn't wanna be mine!   haha...a porchful of poems to edit!   *giggles*
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on July 30, 2004, 03:48 PM
sign'em up to splash witt ..opportunity knocks* knocks*

:p
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 31, 2004, 09:18 AM
rg, they know less on the pooter than I! I think they are more of the "performance on stage" status. They do theatre.

elise, I'd had to tell a story and say that the chickens pecked up your homework!
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on July 31, 2004, 01:15 PM
Today I drove to work and such a pleasant drive I got to see nature waking up

Sun’s curtain opens
Silence bows, greets morning life
Nature’s painted view




Title: Today
Post by: elise on July 31, 2004, 03:44 PM
haha Witt...too funny!

Sunny, that's just such a pleasant visual!  
"Sun's curtain opens"...NICE!
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on August 01, 2004, 04:18 AM
ty sis been doing so many of these I love writting them
revise revise revise they can come out so many ways lol
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 01, 2004, 08:54 AM
Nature does have a way to help us when the mundane things get to us. Maybe while I am trapped in my brick prison I will be able to eye the clouds.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on August 01, 2004, 01:55 PM
Misty dew rises
Across dancing Lilly pads
Bullfrog’s party house
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 02, 2004, 09:52 AM
The toady frogs use my flower gardens as their "party house" and I'm calling the law!!
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 02, 2004, 09:54 AM
Today will begin with meetings and end with meetings. There is no meaning to meetings.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on August 02, 2004, 12:54 PM
Sleepy shades open
Misty waters wave greetings
On the road again
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on August 02, 2004, 04:00 PM
Meetings are the gathering of eagles for
nest justification upon your shoulders!
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 02, 2004, 06:28 PM
I had to run a test to see if the desktop pooter was working. Just so happens that it wasn't, but it is fixed now. They didn't say what I could do once I got the pooter on. Wow. It is so fast. Sure isn't like "Old Pokey" at home.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on August 02, 2004, 08:07 PM
lol Witt I just saw what you said about the party house to cute
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on August 03, 2004, 11:53 AM
The sun bathers of Fla send  their Greetings LOL
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on August 03, 2004, 02:21 PM
I hope the rain stops,or we'll be floading away.
:0
Title: Today
Post by: elise on August 03, 2004, 03:29 PM
Ha Ha Sunny!!! Too Funny!!!!!!!
 :laff
Title: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on August 04, 2004, 11:29 AM
Today I'll try as hard to turn realities into dreams, as I've tried to turn dreams into realities.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on August 04, 2004, 03:18 PM
Quote (witt @ Aug. 02 2004, 2:28pm)
I had to run a test to see if the desktop pooter was working. Just so happens that it wasn't, but it is fixed now. They didn't say what I could do once I got the pooter on. Wow. It is so fast. Sure isn't like "Old Pokey" at home.



hhmmm ..ver-r-r-y interesting...

 :laff
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on August 04, 2004, 03:57 PM
Rainy Morn

Kissed falling pearls
Dance with silver drops of dew
Visions fill the mind
Title: Today
Post by: elise on August 04, 2004, 04:00 PM
Today I am missing the early morning posts of a certain teacher who has been called back to her brick prison!  I was enjoying them so much with my morning coffee...
 :rose:

Sunny, glad I had your  wonderful Haiku to read over my coffee though!  As always, lovely!
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 04, 2004, 05:17 PM
Sometimes one has to sneak to be close to friends. And, I am a sneaky little devil.

Hi, Ya'll!
Title: Today
Post by: elise on August 04, 2004, 09:09 PM
YESSsssssssss!!!!   So good to hear from you during the day!!
Glad yer sneaky...ummmm, could we be related???
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 05, 2004, 09:39 AM
Meetings, meetings, through the day! They are going to teach me how to teach writing. What a hoot! If I learn anything, I'll be sure to let you know. At least they will be rewarding us with a big seafood lunch! YUM!
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 06, 2004, 09:26 AM
Alas, the writing meeting was just to help us get the reluctant writer to write.
I can't get you guys to stop!
Title: Today
Post by: elise on August 12, 2004, 02:16 PM
TODAY I am missing a very dear friend who is probably having a hectic time with her new class.   Although I know she is busy, I am pouting anyway!   WITT, we miss you so much here!   Time to retire and stay with us instead.   Did I mention that your paycheck will be hugs and kudos?  Hard to feed the chickens on that, but hey, money isn't everything!!!!!!!!!!

COME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on August 12, 2004, 06:00 PM
oh boy today what am I doing.................t rying to figure out what I need to do...............we gonna get unwanted company................ ..Charley is gonna come knocking on our doors and letting himself right on in he'll be huffing and puffing and well keeping my fingers crossed that he can't blow the houses down................... .....oh boy haven't had one in the tampa bay area in ages so this is gonna be interesting not fun but deffently interesting
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 12, 2004, 10:54 PM
Today I just slipped in to see
if anyone was thinking of me.

Oh, bless the one who hath
and bless the ones in the storm's path.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on August 12, 2004, 11:25 PM
yepper I think a few peeps have tought of ya Lady
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on August 13, 2004, 07:05 PM
anyone wanna see the Charlie The Tuna..


http://radar.weather.gov/radar/loop/DS.p20-r/si.ktbw.shtml

it loads really slow but is a great radar view ..poor sis is getting slammed ..say ya prayers for her and her family..
Title: Today
Post by: elise on August 13, 2004, 07:35 PM
TODAY...thinkin of Sunny and Petro and our other Floridians...hoping Charlie will spare them the worst of it!!!!
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 14, 2004, 09:51 AM
Today we are getting rain
from that blasted hisacane.

My prayers fly through the air
To safeguard all who are there.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on August 14, 2004, 02:25 PM
Today I am thinkin bout Witt and hopin that storm goes gentle on her home.   Wishing a speedy fizzle for Charlie!
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 15, 2004, 12:00 PM
Rains came again this morning,
But the winds were not awhirl.
The hairs on my neck did bristle
wondering where is Earl?
Title: Today
Post by: elise on August 15, 2004, 05:30 PM
HaHa Witt...Earl does this from time to time.  Hoping he will be back soon too!  Glad you are safe!!!
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 15, 2004, 06:09 PM
hahahahahahahahaha

Noooooo, I meant the hurricane named Earl.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on August 15, 2004, 07:36 PM
OHHHHHH....*hits self in head*~~~  I thought you meant
A-Friend (Earl) hee hee.   laffin so hard here!
 :laff
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 15, 2004, 08:54 PM
I hope Friend sees this. It is a HOOT!
Ole Hurricane Earl!
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on August 16, 2004, 12:06 PM
~*~ New At Splash ~*~

Hi Ya'll

Fresh up today is our new dark/goth forum for posting and sharing the other side of the light. Errie Poetic Attic Welcome into the darkness. Meander among the macabre. Stroll through the aisles of the arcane. Ogle the occult. Enter our magical poetry world. Check it out here.

Congratulations goes to SplashHost of the Month Honestly for her gracious service to splash. She also co-host our popular and growing Erotica Poetry event in VPchat Saturday nights. And to SpotLight on a SplashPoet goes to Petro. He is an awesome writer of both short stories and poetry. Thank you both for your diligent support and participation at SplashHall Poetry.

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Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on August 16, 2004, 01:45 PM
Today..... :dblu:
Charley passed this way and left distruction.....
here just a few shingles,20 minutes down the road a whole town,16 people dead.
I sat for 2 hours in the bathroom,hearing the wind haul and shattering of damaged houses nearby.
Lots of things going through one's mind.......
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on August 16, 2004, 02:11 PM
w0w ..i am shocked Lizza ..and so sorry ..where are you at ..sending prayers your way..

:bnik
Title: Today
Post by: elise on August 16, 2004, 03:16 PM
lizza---big hugggs to  you!!!!  I am so sorry you went through that...glad you are safe!
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on August 17, 2004, 01:20 AM
Oh lizza so glad you made it through and it tears my heart to see how many lost so much it was horrible I live north of there where they thought he was gonna hit……………my heart fell to my knees when I saw the destruction it caused
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 17, 2004, 09:25 AM
I am so grATEful that all you FLA guys are ok now. I hear that Earl fizzled out (not the poet, the hissacane). Thank goodness. We sure didn't need another. We got about 6 inches of rain and we are 3 hours from the coast. Enough already.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 18, 2004, 11:41 AM
Today no laptop to sneak a peek.
I pray for its return
By the end of the week.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on August 20, 2004, 04:21 AM
TODAY I am pumped that our hometown girl--
(goes to my old High School)
Carly Patterson
won Olympic GOLD for the USA!
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on August 20, 2004, 03:39 PM
This was an incredible achievement being only the 2nd
American female to ever win the all around title.  On top
of that she is so humble and gracious as well.
 A most deserving award. I love the way they do things in Texas! :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 20, 2004, 07:03 PM
Today I got my laptop back and now it is as slow as mine at home.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on August 21, 2004, 10:05 PM
TODAY I am all excited because our little town of Allen is giving Carly a welcome home parade and the mayor is going to present her with a "key to the city".  (are we a city?)
Anyway, I am gonna get to help decorate!!!  YAY
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 22, 2004, 10:26 AM
Super! I sure didn't make the connection. DUH!!
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on August 23, 2004, 09:40 PM
:Oo:
Today I finally got online again,after a week without my Road Runner cable.It's still not working,so I'm on dial up'till they come and fix it......
Thanks to everyone about Charley..... :Oo:
Title: Today
Post by: elise on August 23, 2004, 10:55 PM
so good to see you lizza!!  Just glad you are alright!
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on August 24, 2004, 01:07 AM
glad your geting back on your feet Lizza i saw a bunch of guys driving the ele trucks coming back to NC we were all riding the same route.................. but anyway I will be flying back tomorrow been a fun trip draining but fun so be back on my pc and be safe all hugsssss
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 24, 2004, 09:20 AM
Glad you had fun in my neck of the woods (sort of). If I hadn't been working, we might have had a chance to play!

Today is another day. Try to make it a good day.
Title: Today
Post by: Honestly on August 24, 2004, 10:11 AM
Have a safe trip back.....sis.....
Title: Today
Post by: elise on August 24, 2004, 01:02 PM
Sunny, so happy all is going well for you!
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on August 24, 2004, 06:58 PM
back and whipped wow hadn't done a jump like this since I quit the road..............and you bet ya witt next time I go up there we need to hook up
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 28, 2004, 03:31 PM
Today I met Dori Sanders. She was at a book signing at a local bookstore. I just happened to run into her in the parking lot and met her first. She took to me right away. She acted like she had known me all her life.
When she got settled, I asked her if she would sign a copy of a copy of a poem that I wrote which alluded to her. She read it and was floored. She thought that it was wonderful. Then she did a reading in front of everybody of MY poem--not her work, but MINE! Wow. I just "happened" to have copies of my books. She wanted to see them. She read a piece here and there and told me to come back after I did some business. She wanted to talk to ME! She got MY phone number, etc. (I'll let you know if she ever calls me!)
The bookstore owner put my books into her shop!! Wow! What a morning. It will take some time to come down off this high!!
Title: Today
Post by: elise on August 28, 2004, 03:50 PM
VERY AWESOME WITT!!!!    HOW ABOUT SHARING THAT POEM WITH US?   THE ONE YOU WROTE ALLUDING TO HER?
WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT!!!
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 28, 2004, 06:06 PM
Ok. I put it in the Spotlight, but I think I put it in at the wrong place.
Title: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on August 29, 2004, 03:23 PM
I just saw the hurricane Earl stuff. Too funny,, but I'm going to have to talk to that hurricane. It fizzled!! I can't have my rep ruined like that.


Elise, I can just see the pride you have right now in your hometown girl. A hardy Congrats to her, you and hoemtown too.
Title: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on August 29, 2004, 03:27 PM
Wow Witt, you did have a day eh. In the imortal words of the feminine set..."You go girl."
Title: Today
Post by: elise on August 29, 2004, 05:18 PM
Thanks Earl!!!   The parade here in our town is next Saturday at 10:00AM....she will get a key to the city and a street named after her!!!   Awesome huh!
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 30, 2004, 02:16 PM
The early bird gets the worm at 4 a.m., but they don't always have something to crow about.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 31, 2004, 09:29 AM
I don't feel like a red apple smells today.

It seems that I have picked up a cold from my students, but they have not picked up an education from me.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on August 31, 2004, 11:57 AM
Awww Witt, you may never truly know how much you touch them.   How could they NOT learn SOMETHING from you???
I think they do.  Feel better!
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on September 01, 2004, 09:31 AM
Thanks for the encouragement. I will continue to bang my head up against the wall.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on September 02, 2004, 09:18 AM
After my day yesterday, I must say, "Ouch!"
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on September 02, 2004, 08:55 PM
WOW WITT CONGRATS I hope more comes out  of this for ya
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on September 02, 2004, 09:39 PM
here we go again another angry kid has escaped the nursery spinning it’s raging temper towards Florida…………..Frances is gonna be stomping her feet across the sandy land……………she busted the gates down and is stirring havoc in the Zeus’s back yard………keeping my fingers crossed that Mother nature catches her and puts her back in the play pen before she does to much damage
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on September 02, 2004, 11:46 PM
I hope mother nature peels back her didee and
does a laying on of the hands in earnert sis.
Title: Today
Post by: Honestly on September 03, 2004, 01:04 AM
Stay safe......sis and Petro......we will be hopin and prayin that it disappears....with no damage....to all......
Title: Today
Post by: elise on September 03, 2004, 03:27 AM
Adding my prayers and best wishes for a safe Florida...hugggs to Sunny and Petro...thinking of you!!!
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on September 03, 2004, 09:23 PM
Today at this very minute I am in need of a nap
and while ones wants can wait the needs must
be addressed.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on September 04, 2004, 10:37 AM
Today, once again, my thoughts and prayers are hovering over Florida.
Title: Today
Post by: Honestly on September 04, 2004, 01:52 PM
ditto.........witt..... ..our thoughts and prayers are with all of them........
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on September 05, 2004, 07:18 PM
Today.....
We get pounded with high winds and lots of rain and the more I think of this and with Ivan brewing in the Atlantic,I come to the conclusion its time to pack up and move.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on September 05, 2004, 08:08 PM
still going through it glad your ok Lizza I was wondering not sure which area your in but Iknow it has to be hard your getting hit again and yea oh joy joy joy we got another one coming ele keeps shutting off n on so tought i'd try while I got it to say hey to ya all
Title: Today
Post by: elise on September 05, 2004, 08:23 PM
Lizza and Sunny...my thoughts and prayers are with you...
Be safe!
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on September 06, 2004, 11:24 AM
I'm on the west side,Lady Sunshine........
Cape Coral..............
Title: Today
Post by: Honestly on September 06, 2004, 11:53 AM
Glad all you Splashers made it thur Frances safe.....my prayers were with ya......will be prayin that Ivan....disappears..... .quietly...
Title: Today
Post by: Honestly on September 07, 2004, 11:33 AM
Awww!!!Back to work day......craps......Hop e everyone ....had a wonderful holiday.....its rainin here.....guess Frances is payin us a visit....enjoy
your day.......do something nice for someone.....hugggssssss sssssssssss
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on September 10, 2004, 05:47 AM
Today I jumped off the garage roof feeling like a kid again
until I hit the ground. I left a divot in the turf and a little too
much weight on the ankles.  Now I know how my bike feels
landing off a jump with all my weight on it.  Reckon I better
go check those shocks tomorrow and take the ladder down
next time.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on September 10, 2004, 09:26 AM
I did that once. What joy--flying! Wonderful. But, the landing. What a jarring experience. Sort of like life. We jump off into things, but we forget that we have to land! Oof!
Title: Today
Post by: elise on September 10, 2004, 03:23 PM
Awwww Weave...*shakin my head at the kid in you*...I sure hope there is no permanent damage!!!   *hugggs*
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on September 14, 2004, 04:03 PM
Today I awoke and have so many Grand things I would like to do, but first I decided to go for a walk and have a rapport with nature.

Perhaps when I get back I will tend to my Grand Slate..

:banda
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on September 15, 2004, 12:54 PM
if upon waking today, you was told you had 72 hours to live.. what would you do with your last 72 hours?

:bnik
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on September 15, 2004, 01:30 PM
well bro just glad your ok but kinda fun to feel like a kid again huh fly bro fly lol but don't do it off roof tops ok
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on September 15, 2004, 01:34 PM
thats a good one Rg been asked that before and coudn't answer it then but now that I'm older I can................ I know I'd spend every hour every second every breath I could with my sons walk on the beach at night
Title: Today
Post by: elise on September 15, 2004, 02:54 PM
Today I am thinking about my family members who have just evacuated Mobile,Alabama, and New Orleans, Louisiana.  Praying that their homes will be spared the wrath of
"Ivan the Terrible".
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on September 16, 2004, 01:38 PM
such a mess this Ivan is causing my heart reaches out to all the ones suffering there I wanted to pass this along I found the best site for maps on watching the storms this  site shows the whole world

http://hurricane.accuweather.com/adcbin....pe=loop


you can get the Atlanic and the East Pacific views great site
Title: Today
Post by: elise on September 16, 2004, 02:24 PM
WHERE IS WITT????   MISSING YOU!!!
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on September 16, 2004, 04:46 PM
I think she is preparing for jeanne ..the great hurricane gods seem to be targeting the entire hurricane zone. hope all your relative's and family are ok, as well as others there..

:bnik
Title: Today
Post by: elise on September 16, 2004, 10:04 PM
Thanks Rg...my family in Mobile drove the 4 hours North to the small town of Greensboro, Ala where more of the family is...and Greensboro was hit too...and is without power.  So they are sitting there without any power, but otherwise safe and happy that Ivan is gone.  The part of the family from Gulf Shores, still has no clue if they still have a home  there.   That was the hardest hit.   What a season!!!
Title: Today
Post by: witt on September 17, 2004, 10:45 AM
Today my husband will be undergoing surgery for a pacemaker. His last brother passed away this week and he wound up in the hospital. I have not been able to get here to participate.
Yes, we are getting wet today, but what Jeanne has in store for us is unforeseeable.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on September 17, 2004, 11:41 AM
oh my... so very sorry to hear that.. my prayers go out to you and your husband. such a combination of sadness.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on September 17, 2004, 12:25 PM
So Sorry to hear your having such hard time right now witt my hugssssssss go out to you and prayers be safe my friend & keeping fingers crossed jeanne fizzles out
Title: Today
Post by: witt on September 18, 2004, 09:38 AM
Today we should be bringing John home, I hope. He is chomping at the bit. He is being stubborn like they couldn't get him out of his blue jeans for 2 days. When I got them to bring home and wash last night, he demanded them back. I told him that I would return them the next day smelling like a rose. Knowing him, he would prefer the aroma of chicken s**t.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on September 18, 2004, 01:51 PM
well ..i'd want my jeans back to if i was coming home..

:rofl:
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on September 18, 2004, 02:36 PM
Sorry I missed your post witt, but I am so happy to hear your husband may be  coming home.  Well when you wash those jeans don't use soap so maybe a hint of the aroma remains.
Title: Today
Post by: Honestly on September 18, 2004, 03:00 PM
Prayers and thoughts are for ya....Witt and ur better-half....for a speedy recovery soon.
Title: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on September 18, 2004, 09:38 PM
Witt,
My prayers are with you and your family.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on September 18, 2004, 11:38 PM
*biggggg Texas hug to Witt*...so sorry its been rough at your house!   The pacemaker is a bigger deal than most people expect. *wears nurse's cap*...but it should make a huge difference in how he feels.  He should have more energy now!
Thoughts and prayers are with you Witt...hope all is well very soon!
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on September 19, 2004, 10:27 AM
Thanks so much for the thoughts and prayers. He is not too spry this morning. Mr. Stubborn refuses to take pain meds. I keep wondering if he can take an ibuprophen. The only meds that he is on is a BP pill. Vasco or something like that. I wouldn't think an ibu or 2 would hurt him.



Title: Today
Post by: elise on September 19, 2004, 05:38 PM
Not at all!  If he is not on anti-coagulants...he can definitely take Ibuprofen...and isn't he on an aspirin a day?  Email me Witt, and we can discuss further if you wish!
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: witt on September 21, 2004, 09:29 AM
Today will be my first day back to work. You will find me under a pile of four-days-worth of work!
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on September 21, 2004, 03:14 PM
Well Witt, you can look forward to having it cleared up by Thanksgiving vacation.  If not you can catch up then.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on September 21, 2004, 05:38 PM
Well take your time and catch up as you can I'm so glad to hear your better half made it home ok and wishes for you also be safe and take care of yourself also
Title: Today
Post by: witt on September 22, 2004, 09:21 AM
Thanks, guys. We appreciate your kind thoughts more than you will ever know.

Yestoday (pun intended) we had our first egg from the New Babies. John was out at the chicken pens and thought that he had heard cackling coming out of the front of the Double X Duplex so he checked. There was one little brown egg. He doesn't even have any straw in the nests yet because he calculated that they wouldn't be laying until November. We aren't sure who the lady is yet. I hope he can see who it is today. That sure tickled his soul.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on September 22, 2004, 03:15 PM
how cool fresh eggs nothing better for breakfast I remember that as a kid I lived  on a farm for a while as a kid and  we had pigs and tons of chickens we all took turns getting the eggs.  I hated that part cause of the roster we had he hated us kids and always chased us when we went in the cope



Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on September 22, 2004, 03:47 PM
Witt, Happy to hear that John is up and around, I guess you better be ready to get chased yourself soon.  :laff
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on September 23, 2004, 02:52 PM
Today is track day and careful day, that is until I am out
there for a few laps.  Spinning rubber in the dirt is poetry
on the berms.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on September 24, 2004, 09:32 AM
Tear it up, weave, but be careful.

Today is a visit to the heart doc for John. I will let you know the results Sat.
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on September 24, 2004, 02:47 PM
Wishing John the best Witt, and keep us informed. I know he has the best support system in place.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on September 24, 2004, 05:59 PM
great witt so glad things going good and keeping fingers crossed for John
-------------------
and Bro have fun kicking up the dust, and be careful
Title: Today
Post by: witt on September 25, 2004, 09:40 AM
We got a good report from the doc. John is on the mend! Yea!

Today he will be taking me to look for a new pooter! It may not be any faster, but it will have more bells and whistles. I'll let you know how that goes.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on September 25, 2004, 01:36 PM
glad to hear John is doing better (did he get his jeans back also?)..

oooo a new computer ..YAY!! ..well it would be hard to get a new computer and it not be faster, though if you're on dail up it may be, but unlikely ..perhaps we can talk John into DSL ..varrrrrrr-rrrrrrrrrooooooooooooooooommm.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on September 25, 2004, 01:43 PM
Be safe and prayers to all of our Florida friends ..yet another crisis... my wicked aunt lives in FT Lauderdale but my prayers go out to her too..

:yin:




Title: Today
Post by: witt on September 26, 2004, 11:54 AM
Here's what I will have on the pooter. You'll have to tell me if that's what I am supposed to have. ha It's all Greek to me. I will have it set up sometime next week. Still dial-up, though.
17 CRT
Hp Scanjet 3670
XP 2600 Case, Mainboard, Keybrord Mouse, Floppy, Windows XP Home
512 Megs of DDR 333 Memory
DVD RW
80 Gig hard drive
56.6 Fax Modem
FX 5200 128 meg video card
3 piece speaker set
HP laser jet

I must truly be Southern because it seems that my prayers have been staying mostly in Florida. Hang on guys, this can't go on like this much longer.
Title: Today
Post by: Honestly on September 26, 2004, 12:48 PM
Wow....Witt......you will be smokin.......with that pooter....sounds like you got you a fast one.......
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on September 26, 2004, 02:01 PM
thats awesome witt ..you will notice a difference esp with your programs on your computer

..dial up can only be so fast ..this depends on what speed your last modem was ..if it was a 33k you will feel like your twice as fast online if it was also a 56k (which is the present max) you will notice a slight difference..

another factor is a computers processor speed, if your last processor was under 300 mHz (300 is all dialup can handle also), you will also notice a faster online experience

dsl and cable seems expensive but is well worth the luxury..

why is it gonna take a week to set up? Plug that baby in !!

:banda




Title: Today
Post by: lizza_ on September 27, 2004, 05:34 AM
We on the south west coast of FL had some 50mph winds and rain.The wind was hauling for 8 hrs with rain pounding against the windows.We had some local flooding,but did not lose power this time or the cable connection.
Glad this is over.The question is for how long?
 Â                           
 Â                               :sun




Title: Today
Post by: witt on September 27, 2004, 09:08 AM
I haven't actually gotten physical custody of it yet and the guy will have to transfer all my data to the new one. I have a LOT of photos with all the tatting designs, poems from my books, etc.
Speaking of the tatting and books, I haven't heard from you guys about sending you the books and the tatting. That was weeks ago. If any of you sent a check, I never got it. If I recall it was Rainbow Crosses and Frosty Flakes and rg a book and a cross, I think.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on September 27, 2004, 11:33 AM
glad your ok lizza, as is sunny and petro, what a mess ..even tho we can see photos on the news, cant even begin to imagine the depth of the destruction there..

:banda
Title: Today
Post by: witt on September 30, 2004, 09:32 AM
Got the new pooter, but they didn't transfer all the info such as my folders with all the zillion pictures of chickens and tatting. Oooooh, I am not happy about that. It will take me a while to get used to this.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on September 30, 2004, 03:43 PM
new pooter huh...does that mean your AX is sharper now?
*gulp*....hee hee.   A new pooter is definitely a GOOD thing!
Awesome!
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on October 01, 2004, 12:15 AM
Had to add the words lol
With such a smirky smile like she has one her face lol
What do You think she is thinking?? LOL




Title: Today
Post by: elise on October 01, 2004, 05:28 AM
Awww cute Sunny!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I wanted to share with all of my Splash family what happened to me as I was watching JEOPARDY day before yesterday.  
The topic for the FINAL JEOPARDY question was POETS.  
I was kind of excited about it, and hoped that maybe they would ask something that would at least be familiar to me!

So the question was:  
"Who was the first Poet Laureate of San Francisco, named in 1998, and called the father of the beat movement?"

YAY...I knew it!!!   It is Lawrence Ferlinghetti !!!   Thanks to the boards and Rus' articles, I had learned that and written a piece on him for the Splashboards.   I have grown and learned so much thanks to SPLASH.  Thanks Rg!  I didn't win any money, but I really enjoyed knowing the answer!!!  A year ago, I am not sure I knew the names of ANY modern day poets!
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on October 01, 2004, 08:25 PM
elise the sponge has become the source of poetic knowledge
along with expanding her horizons in the writing world.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on October 15, 2004, 08:54 AM
Today is Friday. Do we jump up and yell "Hooray" or do we bemoan the loss of a week?
Title: Today
Post by: elise on October 15, 2004, 01:58 PM
Warm hugs to all my Splash family!   I have missed you!   Thank you for all the well wishes and prayers!   It's good to be back!
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on October 15, 2004, 04:20 PM
YAYYYY!  What a huge whooshing sigh of relief!!

LOVE YA!
Title: Today
Post by: elise on October 15, 2004, 10:42 PM
Awww thanks Witt!!!    Love ya too!   Love all of my Splash Family sooooo much!  
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: on October 16, 2004, 03:28 AM
hi all, new user here, just givin everybody a heads up.  I'm gonna start posting pretty quickly
Title: Today
Post by: witt on October 16, 2004, 09:41 AM
Welcome, djtsc. I am looking forward to reading your work (if I can find it, that is! haha I am notorious for not seeing everything that gets posted.).
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on October 16, 2004, 04:55 PM
A Big SpLasHy wElcOmE deadjoethesupercorpse
jump on in any time & if ya need anyhelp let me know
Title: Today
Post by: elise on October 17, 2004, 01:54 PM
Looking forward to your posts Joe....*smiles*...WELCOME!
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: Honestly on October 17, 2004, 03:27 PM
Good to see your shining face posting again.....sis.........s o glad ur back.....Hope your feeling better now......We missed you !!! and your prescence here at splash........
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on October 17, 2004, 05:31 PM
welcome back sis elise ...glad your feeling betta!

:banda
Title: Today
Post by: WordFaery on October 17, 2004, 09:40 PM
Welcome back Elise.   HUGS !
Title: Today
Post by: Mydnight on October 18, 2004, 12:59 AM
welcome to splash Joe and a BIG welcome back so Elise hugggggs
Title: Today
Post by: elise on October 20, 2004, 02:57 PM
WOW awesome welcome back!   Hugs to Honestly sis...I missed you so much!   So good to be back!   Hugs to Rg bro...it's great to be back home at Splash!   Hugs to Myd bro...thank you sooo much for the warm welcome back!  
Word Faery, thanks so much for the warm welcome back, and big hugs to you!   Witt, you are the best!!!   I missed you so much...hugggs!   Thanks to my special guy Weave for all his love and support!   I Love you all!!!
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: elise on October 21, 2004, 01:18 PM
*checks all Milk Cartons for a picture of Witt*

MISSING WITT!!!!   WHERE OH WHERE CAN SHE BE???
JUST LET US KNOW YOU ARE OKAY!  *HUGGGS*
Title: Today
Post by: witt on October 23, 2004, 10:27 AM
Here I am! I have been checking in almost everyday. I thought that I was making more comments than I actually was, I guess. Time is something that I don't seem to have any control over, much less a computer.
I did a reading Wednesday night at a "Coffee House" setting at USCL. The first poem that I did was "New Broom". When I finished, there was not a sound. I just looked at the crowd (which was huge). They just looked back. How foolish I felt. I did a little "ta da" gesture and then they applauded. I don't know whether they were just thinking about what I had just said or what! I also did "Somber Syncopation" and "A Poem from Home." I am not sure what kind of impression I left. I guess I'll know when they all come clamoring to my door for an encore.
Title: Today
Post by: AlluraD on October 25, 2004, 12:36 PM
Morning~
   Just wandering thru the halls of Splash......wanted to wish everyone a great day........looking forward to reading more and getting to know you~
Title: Today
Post by: elise on October 25, 2004, 12:46 PM
Welcome to you Allura, I am enjoying your work so far, and it's a pleasure to have you here at Splash!   Keep on posting!!
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on October 25, 2004, 09:42 PM
Just checking in, it's been awhile.
Elise, sorry to see that you've been ill and a belated get well soon, or stay well as the case may be.

Love to the room.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on October 26, 2004, 01:29 AM
Earllllllllll........wh ere have you been?   Soooo good to see You posting!!!  *hugggs*  Thank You also for the well wishes!!!
COMEEEE BACKK!!!!
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: elise on October 26, 2004, 04:07 PM
WELCOME  HOME  WEAVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WOO HOO!!!!!!
You have been missed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: AlluraD on October 26, 2004, 05:59 PM
*tip toeing through*...............Hello~
Title: Today
Post by: elise on October 26, 2004, 10:03 PM
WELCOME  HOME  WEAVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WOO HOO!!!!!!
You have been missed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on October 27, 2004, 03:14 PM
I have returned from vacation and as usual the work seems
to pile up when gone.  Unfortunately poetry is at the bottom
of the list right now.  But it is good to be back at the boards once again.  
Thanks elise for the warm welcome back.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on October 27, 2004, 03:26 PM
A Big Welcome Back BRO
Title: Today
Post by: witt on October 28, 2004, 09:24 AM
Glad to see that you're back.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on October 30, 2004, 02:24 PM
HAPPY HALLOWEEN  :laff
Title: Today
Post by: witt on October 31, 2004, 09:48 AM
Today I noticed that no one has tried to write the poem in "Stop the Train". Did your muses buy a ticket to ride?
Title: Today
Post by: AlluraD on October 31, 2004, 12:07 PM
Witt~
  Were it not for the word Sadam I would have gladly taken the challenge......I love doing those......but just could not incorporate that one.....looking forward to the next~




Title: Today
Post by: elise on October 31, 2004, 02:14 PM
~~~WATCH  OUT FOR GOBLINS!!!~~~
Title: Today
Post by: witt on October 31, 2004, 08:42 PM
Sorry about that. I can't help what wild word associations people come up with!
How 'bout if I take that out?
Check out "Stop the Train" and I will have fixed it.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on November 04, 2004, 04:18 AM
Today I am especially happy to be alive~ ~ ~ and feeling stronger every single day~!
 :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on November 04, 2004, 05:32 AM
Elise your getting stronger just makes every passing day
precious and rewarding.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on November 08, 2004, 04:22 AM
How sweet  and how VERY like You Weave! *hugggs*
 :sun




Title: Today
Post by: elise on November 08, 2004, 04:23 AM
TODAY  I am hoping to see ALL of my Splash Friends posting!
I miss you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on November 08, 2004, 02:34 PM
Well Hopeing Rg gets better quick he is down with some kind of Critter kicking his butt get well quick Bro hugsssssssss
Title: Today
Post by: elise on November 08, 2004, 02:50 PM
Awwwwww Rg bro!!!  GET WELL!!!!!!   Keeping you in my thoughts...
 :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on November 09, 2004, 01:50 AM
Hey RG drink some sheep shit tea and stay in bed
for a couple of days.  Here is hoping you are well
soon bro.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on November 10, 2004, 01:10 PM
Haven't see hide nor hair of Rg
"oh where oh where did our Head Huncho Splash Host go oh where oh where can he be "- be glad I'm typing this I'd chase ya away with my singing - Hope ya feeling better




Title: Today
Post by: AlluraD on November 10, 2004, 03:46 PM
Hoping you are feeling better very soon Rg~
Title: Today
Post by: elise on November 11, 2004, 04:32 PM
GET WELL RG !!!!!!!!!
 :rose:  :rose:  :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on November 13, 2004, 01:24 PM
Hi ya'll ..thanks for the get well cheers ..weird year for me ..i havent been really sick for over 7 years ..and in the past 30 days i have been sick 3 times ..yea 3 times ..i will be sick for about a week or so then feel great for about a day ..then BAM!! ..it shall past and i will be good to go for another 7 years ..lol

good news on the horizon ..the new version of ikonbaord, the board we use, is almost ready ..i'm thinking just before christmas...YAY!!

what will the new version have? a few more options for easier navigation, the boards themself should be faster ..login problems for some resolved ..mostly a lot of fixes and more user friendly..

as for look and feel, well, i need to know what skins do you use now? what would you like to see (colors and images) ? if you dont tell me then i can only go on my own instincts ..SO SPEAK UP!! heheh ..of course we will have a santa look and feel here shortly but what do you want after the holidays ..also what forums/topics do you feel are a waste..

also is there enough interest for a small text only chat?

lets go into the new year with a ROCKIN" COMMUNITY AND POETRY BOARDS ..talk to me please whether your an old member or just joined us...

:bnik




Title: Today
Post by: elise on November 13, 2004, 04:09 PM
Welcome back Rg...hope you continue to get better each day!

The skin I use is Splash at Night.   I also like Willows.  There are two that hurt my eyes...Cool Blue & Enchantment.   I think it should be something soothing that encourages one to stay awhile.

As far as small text chat...is that different from what we had at the cafe?   I do miss the chatroom atmosphere...even though I am way busy these days, and not sure how much I could be there.

So there is my vote.  Everyone else?
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on November 14, 2004, 03:20 PM
Welcome back RG and sorry to hear about your repeated
illness.  I guess mother nature is trying to make up for
neglecting you for seven years.  I agree you will be good
to go for another seven now.

I use and like all the skins except deep blue and the chat
is a good idea as well.  I personally think the board is
outstanding in format myself.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on November 20, 2004, 03:12 AM
Hmmmmmm I wonder if the name of these boards shouldn't be the Ghost-Town boards...*pouts*....

Come on everyone...we need everyone to keep us ALL motivated here!!!

 :dblu:  :dblu:  :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on November 20, 2004, 06:33 PM
Heya ya'll ..sorry for all the delays ..this bug has really got me but i finally got our next Challenge Picture up ..do you know how hard it is to find a good creative xmas picture ..i mean besides just a tree of lights or santa standing with his bag of crack ..er.. toys ..lol ..anyways go here

'twas the night before Christams

:santa
Title: Today
Post by: witt on November 20, 2004, 09:57 PM
Please forgive me for not dropping in here as much. Today I spent most of my time editing those books. I have walked through so much garbage today that I need a bath!
Thank goodness I can come here and read something worthwhile. Thank you for your hard work and talents.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on November 22, 2004, 06:56 PM
Back Ya'll had a blast the cruse was fablious but will be glad when I get my land legs back.................Ha d A Blast n yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee hawwwwwwwwwwwwww I found the funky hat I was looking for tooooooooooooooo cool I'll take a pic so ya'll can see it too cool made from palm leaves..............gal d to see boards hopping talk to ya all soon
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on November 22, 2004, 11:26 PM
Welcome back sis sunny you have been missed around
here, but glad you had a wonderful vacation.  Looking
forward to seeing that funky hat to see how it compares
to elise's vacation dorky shoes.
Title: Today
Post by: elise on November 23, 2004, 03:28 PM
Ha Ha Weave!!!   Can't ya just see us together?   hee hee
Welcome back Sunny!!!   A very well-deserved vacation!
 :sun
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on November 23, 2004, 04:27 PM
Wb Sunny why didnt you tell us u was leaving (oh yea u did heheh) ..oops that was when i was sick and forgot *slaps self* and everyone was wondering where you was..lol

:santa
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on November 28, 2004, 03:36 AM
lol I wonder who I told mmmmmmmmmmm
no names mention lol
Title: Today
Post by: witt on November 29, 2004, 10:11 AM
It's back to work for me today. I could have used four more days of rest.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on December 01, 2004, 10:16 AM
Happy December Oncest!

I had an order for "TatWitt" yesterday from a professor at USCL. Boy, was I surprised! He actually called and left a message at my school. Will wonders never cease.
Title: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on December 02, 2004, 02:31 AM
Well congratulations witt, looks like your tatting is
becoming well known in the world.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on December 04, 2004, 01:00 AM
congrats  witt wtg
Title: Today
Post by: witt on December 13, 2004, 10:12 AM
Ah, Monday the 13th. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Today is the first day in the last week of school.
Will it be wild?
Or will it be mild?
Teachers take their chances
When they walk through the door.
Title: Today
Post by: WordFaery on December 13, 2004, 05:55 PM
I have a job interview today.  Got my toes crossed.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on December 13, 2004, 07:35 PM
fingers, toes and eyes crossed for ya...............n don't worry I still look normal I's always like this LOL....GOOD LUCK X's 3
Title: Today
Post by: WordFaery on December 15, 2004, 12:34 AM
WooHoo !  They offered me the job.

 :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on December 15, 2004, 01:53 AM
yeeeeeeeeeee hawwwwwwwwwwwww doing the happy dance for ya    :dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on December 15, 2004, 10:14 AM
Super. You will have to tell us all about it!
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on December 19, 2004, 04:06 PM
Happy Birthday RG
 :bday  :bday  :bday  
oops how many candles will it take lol
Title: Today
Post by: witt on December 20, 2004, 10:28 AM
The shopping days are dwindling down and the pressure is spiraling up.
It's 18 degrees here in sunny South Carolina. I think I'll bundle up under my blankie to take the edge off!
Title: Today
Post by: Litha on January 04, 2005, 06:55 PM
This is my 3rd day here, I got my to youngest kids off to school and I washed a couple loads of laundry. Grabbed a bottle of water and composed 2 more poems for my new book about Vincent Van Gogh entitled {For The Love of Vincent}
Noticed that there isn't much reading going on here today...hope it picks up soon, i'm lonely!:laff


"I wish I could paint my poetry like Van Gogh." ~Litha Daniels
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 04, 2005, 09:51 PM
welcome to Splash Litha ..keep up the great composing ..yea a bit slow due to the Holidays ..also watch for some great changes coming to Splash soon..

also if you have any suggestions, please let us know ..Splash is a member driven poetry community

:bnik




Title: Today
Post by: witt on January 06, 2005, 10:20 AM
Today is the third day back to teaching new students.
Please tell me that the third time is the charm.
I can't burn out on the third day!
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on January 06, 2005, 05:46 PM
Why penguins are on the endangered species list
Title: Today
Post by: AlluraD on January 06, 2005, 07:03 PM
I Hope everyone had a great holiday season.............been a bit
crazy here lately.......glad to be back~ *s*
Title: Today
Post by: Chey on January 07, 2005, 02:00 PM
Nice to be part of Splash... seen some wonderful things on here ... some fantastic poems!  Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and the New Year will bring all good things your way.  

Chey
Title: Today
Post by: witt on January 08, 2005, 12:33 PM
Today I decided to change my avatar. For one reason, it was more wintry looking; two, I was tired of the other; and three, I wanted to show off my STD.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on January 09, 2005, 08:10 PM
Well, hrumph! I guess no one is interested in my STD.
Title: Today
Post by: WordFaery on January 09, 2005, 10:33 PM
STD...?
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 09, 2005, 10:50 PM
What is a STD ..mayb send me the orginal pic and i can focus in on it for you...

:bnik
Title: Today
Post by: witt on January 10, 2005, 10:23 AM
I have my STD in my hand. That's my Super Travel Dulcimer!
Cool, hunh?
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 10, 2005, 09:22 PM
yea ..thats a biggie ..if you send me the original photo i might be able to make it clearer for ya..

:banda
Title: Today
Post by: witt on January 13, 2005, 10:27 AM
Today treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on January 16, 2005, 11:31 AM
Today I will have unwanted burdens, but they will be accompainied by undeserved blessings.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on January 19, 2005, 10:12 AM
There will never be another now-I'll make the most of today.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on January 20, 2005, 10:12 AM
I sold a copy of Musing at La Poulaille to a fellow teacher yesterday. I had inserted a fluffy peach-colored feather from a Buff Orpington into the middle of the book. As he leafed through the book, he spotted it. He picked it out with a grimace on his face like he had touched something nasty and commented that there was a "bird feather" in the book. He was about to drop it into the trash can. I told him that I put it there deliberately--you know, a little humor since the book is about CHICKENS!
Math teachers!! What do they know.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 22, 2005, 07:14 PM
Did you know that SplashHall has almost 600 members now and grows daily ..i am sitting here today wondering how we could get more members posting and participating in our array of activities ..

Though our focus is on poetry and art, did you know on the boards here there are places for just chatting like this  forum ..theres also a forum for games and a another forum to talk about yourself .. theres also a forum 'The SplashTrader' where you can sell your poetry and art or other non-commercial items.. of course you or anyone can start their own forum/topic in any category listed.. if its warranted we will even start a new category for you. We also have blogs you can post at and live events in chat.

We encourage your feedback so we can make Splash more dynamic and active. Please take a moment now..

Please tell me the following..

Why did you join SplashHall?

Was it to share and post your poems?

Or do you just enjoy reading others?

Would you like to see more live events in chat?

Why do you not come to our present events in vp chat?

Do you visit our blogs, Rollin Thunder Poetry and The eclectic Blogosphere Zoo?

Did you stop coming to SplashHall? Why?

How can we make SplashHall a better place for you?

Your feedback is very important to us and valued. Please take a moment now to answer the questions above.

Thank You!
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 26, 2005, 09:09 PM
a bit of update here ..i was over at 'ikonboard' development and they are saying the new update is just about done ..which will add some cool features here at Splash ..mostly for the users ..that would be you..

also we had a good response to the feedback request i sent out and i will have a summary of the results here in the next couple days..

write on!

:banda
Title: Today
Post by: witt on January 28, 2005, 05:55 PM
Today I am in a pensive mood
Melodious vibrations of strings
Plucked slowly on a dulcimer
Carrying me to faraway thoughts
Until the studied hand
Forgets to strum.

A vacant emptiness settles in
And surrounds my soul.
Friends adrift in another
Place that I am not
Pranking their way
Away from me.

Resignation enters my soul
And I shall forfeit the fight
"Que Sera Sera"
Enwrapped in fleece,
flannel and wool,
I will hide.

Witt
January 2005




Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 28, 2005, 08:09 PM
nice poem witt, 'tis a good day for the dulcimer ...here's summary of the results to date of the feedback i asked for...

Why did you join SplashHall?

answer here indicated the obvious ..its a poetry community and so the like join.

Was it to share and post your poems?
 most that responded said yes, but they were not getting any feedback and would participate more if they were to get more member involvement.

Or do you just enjoy reading others?

about 30% said yes that they enjoyed reading others work ..some they also liked the artwork.

Would you like to see more live events in chat?

most said yes but they were not willing to pay for chat.

NOTE: The Poets Cafe Is now Available in both Halsoft VP Chat AND Voodoo VP Chat - Voodoo Chat is a Free Chat ..for more info go here http://www.themountainsplash.com/poets_cafe/

Why do you not come to our present events in vp chat?

most said they are not willing to pay for chat. (see above)

Do you visit our blogs, Rollin Thunder Poetry and The eclectic Blogosphere Zoo?

answer here varied from they do visit to they didnt know it was different.

Did you stop coming to SplashHall? Why?

Most said they do come around and of those that dont it had to with getting feedback on their work.

NOTE: Splash gets over 10,000 visitors per month. Feedback is important to the artist. It is one reason they post. Show them they are apperciated. Its obvious most are just reading, please join in.

How can we make SplashHall a better place for you?

Most said Splash was an outstanding community, but the activity was low.

In conclusion, those that want more events also want a free VP Chat so we added VooDoo, which is a  FREE, stable and growing chat community itself. For now The Poets Cafe is a casual setting meaning, its up to the members to hang out and share poetry. There are no set times to do this, its just come and go as you please.

As for the poetry boards here at Splash, feedback is of great concern. Get to know each other, post your poems, comment on others. Its a Golden Rule of any board. Some boards require you comment on two other poems for ever poem you post of your own. At Splash we have a more casual approach.

SplashHall offers many resources for you, its up to you to use them and help the community grow.

We are always open to suggestions of the membership. From over 4 years ago to now Splash continues to grow both in membership and in content. That growth has always been directed to the members.

Welcome to SplashHall ~ You're at Home at Splash!
Title: Today
Post by: witt on January 29, 2005, 07:11 PM
Today we have snow and sleet in sunny SC.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 30, 2005, 10:10 PM
Yes! it was great to see the Iraq vote high. Though most of my thoughts roll left, some roll right. One of my earnest would be  Personal Choice and regardless which coat we wear (Red or Blue), we are civil people and we compliment each other.

I salute the Iraqi People in their day(s) of celebration and new found freedom. And I Salute our Sons and Daughters for providing it.

:banda
Title: Today
Post by: witt on January 31, 2005, 02:48 PM
Good intentions are no good unless they are put into action.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on February 01, 2005, 10:23 AM
Happy February the Oncet!
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 01, 2005, 12:33 PM
ahhh one more month of winter from where i roam ..doing a sun dance..

:laff
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 02, 2005, 04:20 PM


Since 1886 Punxsutawney Phil has been predicting the weather.


Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on specific dates. Myths such as this tie our present to the distant past when nature did, indeed, influence our lives. It is the day that the Groundhog comes out of his hole after a long winter sleep to look for his shadow.

If he sees it, he regards it as an omen of six more weeks of bad weather and returns to his hole.

If the day is cloudy and, hence, shadowless, he takes it as a sign of spring and stays above ground.

The groundhog tradition stems from similar beliefs associated with Candlemas Day and the days of early Christians in Europe, and for centuries the custom was to have the clergy bless candles and distribute them to the people. Even then, it marked a milestone in the winter and the weather that day was important.

Read More at the BlogOsphere ZoO

 :bnik




Title: Today
Post by: witt on February 10, 2005, 10:24 AM
Waiting for tomorrow is a waste of today.
Title: Today
Post by: AlluraD on February 10, 2005, 01:54 PM
Just a question?
Is it alright to actually give constructive critique on the poems posted here? I know I want to improve my writing and so welcome critique if it isn't cruel.  But I see mostly positive posts, in fact all the posts are something nice said about the poems.  Don't get me wrong...I love having my ego stroked~:)
  I am starting to give suggestions to what I read if they come to mind but don't wish to offend.....and opinions?
Title: Today
Post by: witt on February 10, 2005, 04:27 PM
I feel that since we have a section called the Poetic AX that if a person wants the poem critiqued, they can put it there. Otherwise, I would assume that they are simply sharing. I try not to discuss errors unless it is specifically placed under the AX. If I think that it needs a tweak, I might suggest that they put it under the AX. That is the way we have been doing it since I have been here.
Anyone else have an opinion??
Hey, guys, it has been almost a year since I placed my first post. That's hard to believe.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 10, 2005, 05:01 PM
HOLY CHICKEN!!!! How time flys by ..and how, i might add, well you have adapted ..since you have come Splash has grown both in membership and content ..your are a true asset to Splash ..and definetly a "True Friend" :rose:

Thank you very much Witt!!

:bnik

ps. i even learnt to spell betta like the diff between your and your ..um.. you're :laff




Title: Today
Post by: AlluraD on February 10, 2005, 05:17 PM
Thank you Witt.....appreciate your answering my question....makes perfect sense.......I didn't even "see" the ax forum untill I had posted this morning....thank you~

Congrats on your years anniversary~:)
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 12, 2005, 04:54 PM
What do you plan on doing Valentines Day?

:hearts:

ps.. dont forget mom :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: AlluraD on February 13, 2005, 04:50 AM
Hmmmmmnnnnnnnnn....roma ntic dinner for two......walk on the beach~
Title: Today
Post by: witt on February 14, 2005, 10:03 AM
Happy Valentine's Day.

Today I will try to love ALL my children with extra special attention.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on February 15, 2005, 07:40 PM
WOW  Witt well this year has gone raither quick time flies when your having fun.  glad you joined us
Title: Today
Post by: witt on February 16, 2005, 12:38 PM
Oh, I am glad, too! I have learned so much from all of you.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 17, 2005, 04:16 PM
Dear Splasher

Splash Member/Poet Editor A-Friend aka Earl takes a look back at some notable African Americans that helped shape America as it is today. A-Friend will write about facts little known and poems during Black History Month at both SplashHall Poetry Boards in the SplashCafe section and at The BlogOsphere ZoO.



A-Friends series is already in progress. Perhaps you have some facts and poems in regards to Black Heritage? Wont you join him?

Thank You!
 :bnik
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 01, 2005, 08:35 PM
Anyone care to see where SplashHall Poetry first started out 4 years come this June. I'm surprised it still up :p there..

click here http://www.communityzero.com/splashhall

:dblu:

note: at least i think you can still view the main splash page. it has a lot of info about SplashHall, if you cant see it please let me know (i have it saved and i will put it up elsewhere, should you be interested - it was our first home, afterall)




Title: Today
Post by: witt on March 05, 2005, 10:13 AM
Congrats! I am glad that I can be a part of it.

Today is the tomorrow that I worried about yesterday.
Title: Today
Post by: Sartor on March 10, 2005, 08:13 PM
Witt..........Thank's for all the help you have given me.  Your arrival in Splash has made a huge difference.  I wish for you fair winds and bright sunshine.  Congratulations on your anniversary with Splash.

Sartor
Title: Today
Post by: on March 12, 2005, 08:53 PM
"This crazy life we're living
Is mighty hard to beat,
You get a thorn with every rose -
But ain't the roses sweet?"

Cool quotes, you guys! Glad I found this place!:hearts:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 03, 2005, 03:19 PM
hey ya'll .dont forget to move your clock up one hour to 'Splash Time!'

:bnik
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on April 03, 2005, 03:53 PM
shot I did LOL
Title: Today
Post by: witt on April 04, 2005, 01:46 PM
Why did the chicken go to the seance?

To get to the other side.

hahaha
Title: Today
Post by: AlluraD on April 05, 2005, 12:12 AM
Hi~
  Trying to log onto the webcast and can't connect.........hoping it's just busy~ argghhhhhhhhhhh!!
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 05, 2005, 02:25 AM
unless they scheduled a new webcast ..that particular one is over ..what you see now is just peeps talking about the experience...

we are looking for more webcast related to art or poetry though

sorry you missed it but watch for more ..we usually send out SplashHall updates so make sure you have ..'receive admin email update' turned on in your boards control panel...

:bnik
Title: Today
Post by: AlluraD on April 05, 2005, 02:29 AM
Hmmmnnnnnnn.....the email you sent today said it started at 8 which is when I logged on, or tried to......*confused*
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 05, 2005, 12:16 PM
i guess i am confused too ..the only email i sent in connection to Red Bull was sent March 5th ..sounds like something got stuck in the system ..i would like to take a look at it ..could you 'Forward' that email to me in its orginallity..

the last email i sent out was the 'April Fools' joke one, I'm So Mad - April 1st..

if anyone else also got the Red Bull email recently or have not received the 'April Fools' joke on Apirl 1st please let me know ..

my email is cafeRg@themountainsplash.com

sorry for any inconvenience..

Rg

:banda
Title: Today
Post by: AlluraD on April 06, 2005, 01:35 PM
It's no big deal Rg......I got the other mail........pretty sure I've gotten all of them......I forwarded you the red bull e-mail.
Was just curious what it would be like~ *s*  Hope all is well~
Title: Today
Post by: WordFaery on April 11, 2005, 02:20 AM
My CD- ECLECTIC- went on sale this evening.  You can get it by following this link:

http://www.cafepress.com/stripedsocks

:)




Title: Today
Post by: witt on April 11, 2005, 09:28 AM
The fairies have arrived as well as the hummingbirds.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 15, 2005, 04:13 PM
Just a note to remind ya'll today is the USA Tax Day - time to send some of Bushes tax cut money back :p

And remember my dear friends we here at Splash are always Tax Free!

:bandit:




Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 16, 2005, 05:14 PM
there seems to be a problem with some of the servers and they are being worked on.. the posting problem if still there will be fixed shortly.

we apologize for any inconvenience and your support.

:banda
Title: Today
Post by: witt on April 18, 2005, 04:16 PM
Today, or rather technically, yesTODAY, we got our new arrivals. 39 baby biddies. Yeah, I know, we don't need more chickens. They are so cute. I will post a picture if I can ever get them to slow down long enough to pose.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 19, 2005, 08:46 PM
come play a little game with me ..have a little fun ..its in the "Poets Back Porch ~ A World Of Wonderful Things" forum near the bottom of this board - its called "A Lil Fun Thing"

Come Have A Lil Fun

 :dblu:




Title: Today
Post by: witt on April 21, 2005, 03:12 PM
So much to do, so few to do it for me.
Title: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on April 23, 2005, 05:18 PM
A hearty hello to all. A major computer crash sent me into the room of peace and calm (not to mention cash). I'm still putting in long hours on the job, but maybe I can get back to some of the criminal activity you guys have come to expect from me. I've missed that and all of you.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on May 05, 2005, 12:08 PM
Well, there you are Friend. I was wondering where my favorite criminal was. I was just thinking about you and something told me to look here. Yea. I found you. Sorry about the crash and the need for more cash to fix that trash, but I am so glad to know that you okie-dough.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 10, 2005, 07:08 PM
ahhhhh, summertime ..dont you just love it.

:banda
Title: Today
Post by: shawnprinceton on May 11, 2005, 01:53 PM
So many to do so little to do it with
Title: Today
Post by: witt on May 18, 2005, 06:35 PM
Today it is mighty quiet on this board.
Words are much too precious to hoard.
Title: Today
Post by: on May 18, 2005, 11:09 PM
Came back to visit today after being away for a long time, things look real nice, recognise some names but most are new to me. Thanks for the email RG
Title: Today
Post by: witt on May 19, 2005, 09:22 AM
Please come on back and join us. If you have any ideas or additions, do let us know. There are some really amazingly creative people here.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on May 20, 2005, 09:21 AM
This is the last day of school for the students. Who do you think is happier?  The students or the teachers??  Hmmm?
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 22, 2005, 02:33 PM
considering that for the past 2 weeks students have had 'schools out grandiose' and teachers 'anxiety waves' ..i would have to say teachers ..yes?

:banda
Title: Today
Post by: AlluraD on May 30, 2005, 12:43 AM
Been in a funk of late.......sorry I haven't been here,,,,,,just wanted to say hello and let you know I am thinking of you guys~
Title: Today
Post by: witt on May 30, 2005, 09:20 AM
Pour that funk on paper and crawl out of it.

Feel better soon.
Title: Today
Post by: regardlesseyes on May 30, 2005, 01:16 PM
We all get there sometime AlluraD; everyone is entitled to a little down time...come back soon.

regardlesseyes :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on June 02, 2005, 05:16 PM
So what is everyone up to today? Feel free to share your daily lifes here with your Splash Family. Build the bond - this is YOUR community, family and friends.

:banda

p.s. ..i moved the International Weblogger's Day to the blog forum HERE
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 01, 2005, 09:14 AM
Happy July the Onest!!
Title: Today
Post by: Sartor on July 01, 2005, 10:03 PM
Greetings to the Poets and Authors of Splash,

Just a note to let you know I am halfway through my trip and will return to sunny Arizona on August 1st.  I am in the beautiful state of Washington on the North Olympic Penninsula where we will have a family reunion on the Pacific coast in the middle of July.

We traveled by Motorhome and spent almost three weeks getting here.  Saw many sights and got to visit again many of the Anazasi Ruins in the Four Corners area.

I will be happy to get back to writing when I return home.  I hope all of you have a great Fourth of July.  Here is a little poem I wrote a few months ago, that kind of fits in with Independence day.

I BLEED RED, WHITE AND BLUE
.
From the hot Sonora Desert,
where the tall saguaro grows,
to the northwest Cascade Mountains,
where the great Columbia flows.
From the lobster traps in Boston,
where the cold nor’easter blows,
To the rugged Rocky Mountains,
dressed in frozen winter snows.
I deeply love this land of plenty,
and Bud, I’m telling you.
If they ever cut me open,
I would bleed red, white and blue!
.
I have served beneath her banner,
In both peacetime and in war.
Fighting to preserve our freedoms,
keeping tyranny from our door.
Were I called into the battle,
I would gladly go once more.
Someday I know I’ll follow,
my old comrades gone before.
If they need some patriotism,
tap my veins before I’m through,
then stand by for a flood of love,
I bleed red, white and blue!
.
Whether she’s standing at the gale,
or floating on the breeze,
or snapping in the autumn wind,
it sets my heart at ease.
To see Old Glory on parade,
or through a vale of trees,
or on a solders uniform,
it never fails to please.
And, this old Veteran proudly stands,
allegiance I renew,
just ask and I’ll give all my blood,
I bleed red, white and blue.

Sartor
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 02, 2005, 09:56 AM
Thanks for checking in. It was great to hear from you. I know that you are having a wonderful time. Thanks for reposting that wonderful poem. It is one of my favorites.
Be safe.
Title: Today
Post by: WordFaery on July 06, 2005, 01:38 AM
My CD eclectic reached # 1 on the Spoken Word artist charts on mp2.com.au.  Two singles are # 1 and # 2 on Spoken Word also.

You can check it out here:  http://www.mp3.com.au/artist.asp?id=22056


Doing happy Snoopy dance.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 06, 2005, 09:23 AM
Yea! That is just GREAT! Congrats and keep it up!
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 12, 2005, 10:18 AM
I am so excited. One of the books that I have been working on so hard has officially been released! If you know anyone that was in the cavalry and would be interested, tell them about it. Feel free to contact me.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 23, 2005, 10:58 PM
Today has been so dingdanged hot that I can't even tell when I have a hot flash!!
Title: Today
Post by: WordFaery on July 23, 2005, 11:48 PM
:laff
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on July 24, 2005, 12:07 AM
it was so hot here today, that i got delirious, and cut the grass - didnt even realize it until i was done..

:p
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 27, 2005, 11:41 AM
I learned something today, but I have now forgotten what it was.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 29, 2005, 09:55 AM
We finally got some rain albeit with hail, but at least it was wet.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 01, 2005, 09:42 AM
Today is my last day of vacation then it is back to work, work, work.
Title: Today
Post by: WordFaery on August 02, 2005, 02:12 PM
Internet poet Terry Cuthbert, who was popularly known as Lord Pineapple, succumbed to cancer at the Sir Michael Sobell Hospice, Oxford, on July 31st.
Terry was a beautiful poet, a smart ass, mentor and friend.  I feel privileged that he gave permission to record three selections from his book, "Bubble and Squeak."




Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on August 02, 2005, 06:54 PM
I am sorry to hear that WF. He must have been in my thoughts too, because after a break in rotation, I had just put his poem "I think I will marry a dog" back on the radio yesterday.

If you have more of his to air, please send them along, perhaps with an eulogy?

My deepest condolences..

:yin:
Title: Today
Post by: WordFaery on August 05, 2005, 02:07 AM
Rg, I had Terry's permission to record 3 poems from his book "Bubble and Squeak"  
I'm working on it.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 05, 2005, 10:27 AM
Sorry to hear about Cuthbert.

I am back at work and way behind in Splash. Forgive me. I will get back to reading these wonderful submissions as soon as I can. Bear with me.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on August 07, 2005, 06:15 PM
just in case anyone is wondering what i am doing ..i decided to upgrade the BZoO HomeGrown Radio blog (it needed it, as it was 5 version behind plus i screwed up the orginal last night - point being, if you look, you will see there is always good to come from that which we feel is bad :p ) ..took all morning just to tweak and upload the the new files ..now i have to figure out how to give it an eXtreme makeover...

:banda
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on August 11, 2005, 11:39 AM
ya know, 'today' is good day to start that which you said you was going to start tomorrow...

:banda
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 11, 2005, 09:14 PM
Oh, Snuffy. He's the book again on July 12 post. I forgot that it was here, too.

Today my book bag overfloweth. We have only had school for four days, and I am ready for vacation.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 17, 2005, 09:20 AM
I had a moment to myself at school, so I thought that I'd slip in and splash around. Nope. The filter is now blocking the site due to the "F" word. Oh, well. That will slow me down with being able to read some poetry. I won't have but a smidgen of time in the mornings. Oh, well. "F" c'est la vie.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on August 24, 2005, 01:57 PM
Today is a beautiful day here in the mountains of kentucky... low 80s ..sunny and low humidity.

Hows the weather where you are at?

:bnik
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 25, 2005, 09:42 AM
Still hot behind the "at."
Title: Today
Post by: Sartor on August 25, 2005, 02:46 PM
Today in Southeast Arizona the sky is cobalt blue and the temp is only supposed to go to 97.  The monsoon season is drawing to an end.
Title: Today
Post by: WordFaery on August 26, 2005, 02:21 PM
Today Niagara Falls will also enjoy a cobalt blue sky and a high temperature of 87.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on September 30, 2005, 07:56 AM
Well, this is it, guys. I quit! Yep, believe it or not today is my last day. Enough is enough.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on September 30, 2005, 12:03 PM
run run ..she has an sharp AX!

:p
Title: Today
Post by: Allen on September 30, 2005, 12:58 PM
Hey Witt,

I assume that you are not leaving us, so it must be the little rotters!  Well, it is their loss, and our gain.  Well done.  You seemed so unhappy, most recently, with those little brats.

Well, I certainly would appreciate some teaching, once in while.  Poetically I meant!!  I am neither a little rotter nor a little brat, but most probably a big fool.
 :hearts:
Title: Today
Post by: Sartor on October 01, 2005, 01:47 AM
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

Hearty Congrats to you Witt.  I am sure you are happy to be rid of the frustrations and containments of that place.

I wish you happiness and good fortune in your new endeavers.

Sartor
Title: Today
Post by: witt on October 01, 2005, 09:38 AM
I guess that I didn't fool anybody here that I was quitting Splash. Oh, well. You guys are too smart. It sure did shock the folks at school, though. Would you believe that they asked me to come in Monday and "walk" the new little old lady through my day? Ha. Now, why would I want to do that?
Title: Today
Post by: WordFaery on October 01, 2005, 10:41 AM
Good on ye.  Leave the ungrateful brats behind and move on to new endeavors!
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on October 01, 2005, 12:55 PM
well congrats Lady now you can enjoy the things u have missed
Title: Today
Post by: witt on October 04, 2005, 02:07 PM
So far retirement feels just like playing hookie.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on October 05, 2005, 10:14 AM
The lady that took my place quit after the first day. Now they don't know what to do.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on October 05, 2005, 12:28 PM
lol :laff ...well i could send them my cousin Vinnie? Dont you dare go back there (its a trick)

:p
Title: Today
Post by: witt on October 06, 2005, 10:20 AM
I heard that some guy took over and loving it. We'll see how long that lasts. Ah, it takes a man to fill this five-foot tall woman's shoes.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on October 08, 2005, 10:49 PM
how tall is the man?
Title: Today
Post by: witt on October 31, 2005, 11:56 AM
Happy Halloween, everyone!
The weather around here isn't very spooky. We are getting suntans here in balmy South Carolina. Now, that's weird.
Title: Today
Post by: Allen on October 31, 2005, 04:23 PM
Happy Halloween!

Trick:  :ghostface:  Or  Treat:   :kiss:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on November 01, 2005, 11:21 AM
Happy anniversary to me. I have been retired exactly one month.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on November 04, 2005, 01:28 PM
Here is our latest publication. This is the back cover. (Cover by Witt)



Title: Today
Post by: witt on November 04, 2005, 01:31 PM
This is the front cover. If anyone might be interested in this book or our services, please let me know.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on November 04, 2005, 01:33 PM
The back cover must be on another page. Here it is again.
(Cover by Witt)
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on November 04, 2005, 02:40 PM
Sweet cover, GREAT JOB Witt! Did you also include it down in the SplashTrader with a link to either the publisher or book ..or both?

:bnik
Title: Today
Post by: witt on November 04, 2005, 10:20 PM
Thanks, rg. I was going to put it there, but I couldn't put a picture of the cover. Why is there no "browse" button on that thread? People could put pictures of their books, CD's, etc.
Isn't that a neat cover? I think that is the most favorite of all that I have ever done.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on November 06, 2005, 12:31 PM
Wake up, rg! Did you answer my question? Why isn't there a browse button in the SplashTrader so that we can post pictures? Get that cup of java going, wake up a bit, and fix it.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on November 06, 2005, 06:33 PM
..takes another sup of java then passes it to you.. if you click reply or start a new topic you should see, the newly included browse button.

:)
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on November 06, 2005, 10:39 PM
Cool looks good witt I just sold my first cover too a friend of mine is a author and his book is gonna be published in the US & I did the cover for him I can't wait till it comes out so i can see it in print
I am reading hard copy of it now for him
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on November 06, 2005, 10:40 PM
oh yea glad your ok Rg heard about the bad storms up your way  if its not hurricanes then it tornados we have to look out for
Title: Today
Post by: witt on November 06, 2005, 11:59 PM
Thanks, rg. I love it. Witt just snaps her fingers and it is done. Sure wish that it was like that in real life.
You are a dear.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on November 07, 2005, 12:05 AM
thanks Sunny ..yea we got lucky ..how lucky did we get? ..well about 300 yards west of our house starts a mountain ridge ..the skys on the other side were as black as chimney soot only lit by streaks and cracks of non-stop lightning and thunder ...

watching local TV, and radar on the computer ..i estimated we would be hit hard ..before i could get the words out, "Lets head for cover", a silence took over the roar of the storm and right before our eyes the skies cleared and the Sun trickled down.

:banda
Title: Today
Post by: witt on November 07, 2005, 11:03 AM
Wow, rg. Thank goodness you were spared.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on November 07, 2005, 09:28 PM
Thanks Witt. It was close and a thriller for sure. ..btw you can snap your fingers anytime for me :p
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on November 30, 2005, 01:00 AM
Off on company trip be back on Monday ya'll have fun be back soon
Title: Today
Post by: witt on December 01, 2005, 10:38 AM
Happy December the Onest!
Title: Today
Post by: WordFaery on December 15, 2005, 03:51 PM
Last night I had the pleasure and honor of being the featured reader at an event sponsored by Just Buffalo. My first time beyond the open mic slot and it went very well.

I'll be featured reader at another venue in January.  :bnik
Title: Today
Post by: Allen on December 15, 2005, 03:57 PM
Congratulations WordFaery.  Keep up the good work!
Title: Today
Post by: AlluraD on December 15, 2005, 07:31 PM
How very cool Word Faery!!!
Is that the City of Buffalo??
I will be moving back to Upstate NY in about a year and a half.....can hardly wait!!!
Title: Today
Post by: The Wordicle on December 16, 2005, 12:31 AM
I knew it all along!
Faery Dust is not an unreal thing at all! <gigling softly>

Congrats and wishing Vibrantly Happy Winds
for you WordFaery
~ to carry you exactly where you are going
~ and to support exactly were you are!
 :bnik
So glad you are splashing here with us
Title: Today
Post by: WordFaery on December 16, 2005, 02:20 AM
Thanks everyone!
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on December 16, 2005, 02:40 AM
I hope I am not to late congrat the WordFaery ..it is always good to hear of our accomplishments and triumphs (i have an ear and shoulder for our trials too).. i could use some of that magic dust myself.

You Go Girl!!

:blues:

DJ Rg (heheh)




Title: Today
Post by: witt on December 16, 2005, 10:20 AM
Much deserved! Congratulations.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on December 21, 2005, 12:40 PM
There is only 3 postal days before Christmas..

:santa
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on December 24, 2005, 01:29 AM
check this link out it is awesome..........You have to watch this. It is a real house. This is not digitized video editing. The music really gets broadcasted over a short wave radio signal and the light show is synced to a pc running in the house with the music.

http://us.video.aol.com/video.index.adp?mode=2&pmmsid=1439389


and play the Christmas vedio very well done




Title: Today
Post by: witt on December 24, 2005, 11:06 AM
Have a wonderful, Glorious Christmas Eve.
Title: Today
Post by: WordFaery on December 24, 2005, 07:47 PM
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 13, 2006, 01:07 PM
Its Friday the 13th.  I feel lucky today, so I am going to buy extra lotto tickets :p ..Are you superstitious? What does Friday the 13th mean to you?
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on January 18, 2006, 07:07 PM
I always have good luck on Friday 13ths
hey I see a few new splashers a Big Splashy Welcome to ya'll
Title: Today
Post by: Allen on January 18, 2006, 07:17 PM
I deliberately walk under every ladder I can find!
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on January 18, 2006, 07:23 PM
LOL Allen remind me not to ever walk behind u lol
Title: Today
Post by: Allen on January 18, 2006, 07:25 PM
Yes my lady, but would you walk besides me, arm in arm?
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 23, 2006, 02:29 PM
Just a short note to tell ya that the URL for BZoO HomeGrown Radio has changed to www.bzoo.org. The new URL focuses just on live streaming and podcast. The site at www.splashhall.org/blog/ is now the 'Sandbox' for BZoO HomeGrown Radio.

What is a 'SandBox'? Com'on over and play...

:dblu:
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on February 01, 2006, 01:54 PM
yepper
Title: Today
Post by: witt on February 14, 2006, 11:30 AM
Today I noticed that our cy guy is now lolling under the willows--stirring the pots with his pen.
Title: Today
Post by: Allen on February 15, 2006, 12:56 AM
Well done mister street.  You are indeed a master chef.  Keep throwing in those spices: some of us like it hot.  And for those that don’t, I am sure that you take requests for mild dishes!!!
 :chef  :chef  :chef
Title: Today
Post by: ecodelluvia on February 15, 2006, 01:35 AM
congratulations Mr Street ... quit a chef indeed .... my best regards  :rose:   I just read bittersweets response and I must agree...
eco




Title: Today
Post by: Bittersweet on February 15, 2006, 01:48 AM
I have to say that my cooking has gotten much better since Chef Street showed up in the kitchen....thanks again for all your guidance, it's very much appreciated.   :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 24, 2006, 04:48 PM
Anyone feeling adventurous today??

Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview

I have been using it for about a week, its pretty cool. With the exception of a couple quirks. I might add Beta releases for major companires like Microsoft are quite safe now-a-days as compared to yesterdays. Example - When the first XP was released microsft had to hurry and release sp1 and sp2 to fix some problems. Today if XP was released for the first time it would probably be called XP Beta and beta 1 and beta 2 would follow ..lessons learned from yesterday.

If you are timid with a computer then its probably best you dont try the new Explorer ..and just in case errors do show up ..i am not liable ..i am just passing along an opportunity to peek into the future.. another way to look at the new IE7 beta2 is, IE6 sucks anyways ..lol.. so what ya got to lose?

i use both IE7 and MSN8 both in the beta form, and have not had a techincal problem and enjoy the cool new features of both.

Give it test ride if you're feelings adventurous..

:banda
Title: Today
Post by: witt on March 01, 2006, 10:36 AM
Happy March the Onest. Tempus fugit, especially if you're retired.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 01, 2006, 12:59 PM
some people believe in the ground hog, some trust the weather man ...me? i believe in the old adage .."March, in like a lion out like a lamb. In like a lamb out like a lion".

Damn! if it isnt one gorgeous 'lamb of a day' today here :-(




Title: Today
Post by: witt on March 02, 2006, 11:43 AM
It is really springtime here. My forsythia is all in bloom and the weeds are popping out all over the place. The chickens have been enjoying the bounty.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on March 03, 2006, 07:35 PM
Today my server has been up and down. I got in whenever I could. Maybe things are fixed now, and I can stop sweating and chewing my nails.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 06, 2006, 03:36 PM
chewing your nails? now thats deep south ..lol.. j/k

Today I would like to Welcome all new members and old members (not a reference to age). Please make yourself at home. Take your time and browse all we have to offer. We'll be adding a new things (things.. now thats an interesting word) ..and improving many we have..

Dont be shy now, the water at {{{SplasH}}} is always just right. Jump on in and get your feet wet. If you have any suggestions and or questions... we're here to help.

Please enjoy!

:bnik
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 15, 2006, 03:18 PM
Remember yesterday? Remember all the things you told yourself,  you were going to do today? Well how many things have you gotten done so far today?

:java:




Title: Today
Post by: witt on March 18, 2006, 11:56 PM
Voila tout.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 19, 2006, 03:11 PM
so thats the rooster's name?
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on March 19, 2006, 04:30 PM
I still say he looks like the bucking chicken Have you seen the commerical yet for Burger King tooooooooooooooooo cute Witt you'll love it lol & again I want to ty for thre tatting I love them
Title: Today
Post by: witt on March 22, 2006, 03:40 PM
Well, the server was down again this morning. ACKKK! I took a chapter out of my own book, TatWitt, and practiced patience. See? I still have my fingernails.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 23, 2006, 02:34 PM
Let's all do something different today. Find at least one person and make them laugh. A love one, a friend, a stranger, a cashier at the check out lane, a cop, ..........

Then report back here by 8:00 PM and share your funny.

:p :rofl: :p
Title: Today
Post by: witt on March 24, 2006, 05:09 PM
I guess not too many people are out there being humorous.
Here's one laugh-getter that I did today.
We have a hen who has taken it upon herself to crow like a rooster. We don't have any roosters. It's a mighty peculiar sound, I assure you.
I informed my spouse that the roostette was doing her thing this morning.
"Roostette?" I got a double-take and a big laugh out of him.

roostette ©Wittmann
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 25, 2006, 04:39 PM
I guess i must not of State Farm... from the commercial (sic)

That could make a good movie... The Rooster and Roostette

:laff




Title: Today
Post by: AlluraD on March 29, 2006, 02:02 PM
Morning..........seems sooooo very quiet on the boards~
Title: Today
Post by: Allen on March 29, 2006, 07:49 PM
It is Allura, I had noticed that myself.  Any one have any ideas?
Title: Today
Post by: witt on April 20, 2006, 10:11 AM
Forgive me for my lack of participation. I have been busy, busy, busy, busy. I can't get myself back on schedule. I would like to welcome all the new members that I have noticed. I do hope that I can get back to reading all the wonderful creations from all you wonderful people.
Bear with me.
Title: Today
Post by: SilverFlame on April 24, 2006, 12:50 PM
Me...very busy.

My IB final exams start in a week. And end three weeks later. After which you'll be sick of seeing me on.

:)
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 24, 2006, 07:04 PM
what is IB exams? ..we would never get tired of your presence ..your a cup of sunshine..
Title: Today
Post by: SilverFlame on April 26, 2006, 03:01 PM
Thanks :)

IB - International Baccalaureate. The (unfortunately for me) most demanding pre-Uni course available. It is evil. Well, at the moment. I have some great IB memories.
Title: Today
Post by: SilverFlame on May 04, 2006, 04:09 PM
Thank God. Half my exams done. 7 in 3 days was a bit much. I have one more tomorrow, then that concludes my first week of exams. I have 2 more to go. Luckily, they're spaced out quite nicely after the Bio paper I'll be doing tomorrow. At least Math, Bio and Geography will be completely done. Oh joy. I have English, French abinitio and Chem left.

Anyway, I'd better go revise for the next paper.

Until next time, adieu.
Title: Today
Post by: MistressofSolace on May 07, 2006, 12:57 AM
I noticed there isn't alot of people on the boards. Hmmm..  I noticed that alot of people mentioned classes here and there. Well Everyone who is taking any kind of english class should tell thier peers about the boards. Also, your local forums in your city or county, and even if you belong to a yahoo group. I guess we'll just have to network. I am a member to a few yahoo groups and I will let them know about htis place. I also have access to my local forums and the surrounding counties. Thats all I got. Good luck guys! Lets try to get this place rockin.



Title: Today
Post by: MistressofSolace on May 07, 2006, 01:38 AM
Okay So far I gave the info to four groups. Some in LA, New Orleans and three around the upstate Ny area. Havent gone to the local forums yet there are a butt load I am on teh east coast. Anyway, I hope it gets people here. I am goin to try and see what poetry groups are on yahoo and maybe I can infiltrate them. I am only a member to four groups anyway so i could use some more on my roster.  Also, I was thinking of putting it on post-a-roo.com u can put anything up there in any area. I think we should all work together. Why doesn't everyone agree to put SplashHall Poetry boards in there profile in aim or aol or in your away messages. People surf through those all the time. see you guys



Title: Today
Post by: SilverFlame on May 07, 2006, 07:27 AM
I would - but none of the kids I know are interested in or write poetry. And there are no poetry groups of any sort here. Which makes that somewhat redundant. It's one of the reasons I'm glad I'm going to Melbourne University; the poetry scene in Melbourne is very up-and-coming.
Title: Today
Post by: MistressofSolace on May 08, 2006, 02:58 AM
I was refering to poetry communities online. Anyone can tell them, and/or put it in their profile. Via-internet would probably be the best route, and anyone can access city or county forums. Thats awesome that MU has a good scene going on. I tols some of my friends about this place and there all worried about people stealing thier stuff, it kind of freaked me out too. I mean really there is no security offerd. Do you know if anyone has had a problem? I suppose it wont be the last time I encounter people with the same concerns ( besides me). Well ttyl. :D



Title: Today
Post by: AlluraD on May 09, 2006, 02:07 PM
Hey guys...just wandering around the forum....*throws box of pins on the floor*
Title: Today
Post by: SilverFlame on May 13, 2006, 06:36 PM
Only chem left...3 more exams to go. 6 days until freedom comes...yes!

Hehe...

It's just I can't wait for the exams to finish.
Title: Today
Post by: SilverFlame on June 05, 2006, 02:58 PM
How's everyone been? Meant to have been around more lately...just been pretty busy. I'm working in my school for a few weeks, and there seems to be an incredible number of activities on. And on Wednesday I'm off to Koh Samui, an island off the south-east coast of Thailand. I'm really looking forward to it - sun, sea, sand, snorkelling and some decent eye candy ;) = great holiday. So I'll be completely gone for a week.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on June 06, 2006, 08:31 PM
have a good trip Silver ..be sure to take pictures and post them here..esp the "eyecandy" ..of course you and i probably have our eyes on different candy ..lol ..hey take pictures of both..

:java:
Title: Today
Post by: The_Brat on June 06, 2006, 11:56 PM
Wow been so long since I peeked into splash, funny how time can get away from you.
Today, well...Received word Hubby is to be mobilized for deployment to Iraq so not a good day.
I guess I'll be peeking in more often with so much time on my hands looming.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on June 07, 2006, 01:43 AM
Hey Stranger ..yes it has been a long time ..so good to see you... yea ..my son goes back in a few days i think to ..hes in the navy..

you better come around more (hey just 6 more post and you will gradute to the Willows Group) ..check out our BZoO Radio too..

:java:

Hope your well otherwise..
Title: Today
Post by: MistressofSolace on June 07, 2006, 05:03 AM
Today I went to a BBQ at my mothers and saw my nephew Gabreil. I love him so much! hE SO DARN CUTE! then i ventured home and perused through my poetry from 8 yrs ago I didnt date them but i think i was about just 16. They are so dark and of course more lyric like. I also started anew summer job for extra cashola. Um thats all here today. My prayers are with all the young men and women in Iraq. :artist:
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on June 23, 2006, 10:34 AM
Hello everyone and good morning ... Today is Friday ..weee and MidSummer's Eve...  For those of you who don't know about the celebration..  The folklore goes that if you gather seven different wildflowers and place them under your pillow tonight ( careful for the bugs), you will have wonderous dreams about your future true love...    You can read more about the holiday here....

Happy dreaming ....
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 01, 2006, 10:25 AM
Happy July the Onest.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on July 02, 2006, 01:31 PM
if yesterday was the onest, does that make today the secondest?

:;):
Title: Today
Post by: Lucid on July 03, 2006, 07:38 AM
Uhmmm ... think that would've made yesterday the Twoest and today ... the Threeest.. laughs .... For those of you who have the day off ... have a wonderful holiday .. and for the poor saps like me ... at least tomorrow is a holiday ... :)
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 03, 2006, 10:52 AM
That makes today July the Fourth Eve.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on July 04, 2006, 10:19 AM
Happy July the Fourth, everyone!! Have a safe and wonderful holiday.
Title: Today
Post by: Allen on July 07, 2006, 05:11 AM
I thought you guys might be interested in today's featured article on Wikipedia, about the earliest known English poet:-

Cædmon is the earliest English poet whose name is known. An Anglo-Saxon herdsman attached to the double monastery of Streonæshalch (Whitby Abbey) during the abbacy of St. Hilda, he was originally ignorant of the art of song but learned to compose one night in the course of a dream. He later became a zealous monk and an accomplished and inspirational religious poet. Cædmon is one of twelve Anglo-Saxon poets identified in medieval sources, and one of only three for whom both roughly contemporary biographical information and examples of literary output have survived. His story is told to us in the Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum by St. Bede. Cædmon's only known surviving work is Cædmon's Hymn, the nine-line alliterative vernacular praise poem in honour of God he supposedly learned to sing in his initial dream. The poem is one of the earliest attested examples of Old English and is, with the runic Ruthwell Cross and Franks Casket inscriptions, one of three candidates for the earliest attested example of Old English poetry. (More...)
Title: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on July 07, 2006, 11:20 PM
Very interesting and enlightening Allen. Thanks for the education.
Title: Today
Post by: Allen on July 08, 2006, 03:22 PM
You are welcome my a-friend.  And, just as importantly, welcome to The Willows!



Title: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on July 13, 2006, 12:28 PM
Today somebody left my cell opened. I sneaked out and found that the gate around the city was opened as well.

ESCAPE!!!!!!!  Five days, I plan, of glorious freedom. That's how long I figure I can do without my three squares and turn myself in.
Title: Today
Post by: champagne_shoes on July 13, 2006, 12:40 PM
Ah, enjoy your fugitive status and don't look back!

c_s
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on August 23, 2006, 07:46 PM
w0w, we have had so many new members this past month, that no one has mentioned today ..that is, we've been busy welcoming them in another forum..

no complaints here, just wonder wha sup today?

:java:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on August 31, 2006, 10:20 AM
Today I woke up to a slight change in the boards. At first I was taken aback, but now I like it. We get to see the blood and guts early and then we can play. I hope everyone enjoys the change.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on September 01, 2006, 02:28 AM
w0w ..you noticed that too ... mustta been ernsto ..speaking of ..i hope your safe..
Title: Today
Post by: SilverFlame on September 01, 2006, 04:42 AM
I'm enjoying the transition of winter to spring in Melbourne. It's a lovely, balmy, windy day. :D

How about the rest of you guys?
Title: Today
Post by: witt on September 01, 2006, 11:59 AM
We only got an inch of rain out of Ernesto. All the surrounding areas got 2-3 inches. I just don't get it. I can't see the umbrella over the Bucolic Bungalow. It must be made of clear plastic.
Title: Today
Post by: SilverFlame on September 01, 2006, 12:35 PM
Lol! There must be one over Melbourne too. If the dams drop to 44.6 (they're already at 46.6%), we will get Level 2 water restrictions. So I'm hoping it rains soon, 'cause I'm really not looking forward to those.
Title: Today
Post by: Voodoo Child on October 21, 2006, 05:56 PM
Hello, my dear friends,
Just thought I'd let you know whats going on with me and why I haven't been splashing around lately. I don't want you to think I've run away from my Splash home!
I've been very ill for a long time now and it seems I may be in for some more surgery. A gastrectomy... I was diagnosed with gastroparesis (paralysis of the stomach nerves). So if you don't see me around for a good while, you'll know that I'm in the hospital....

Please keep my in your thoughts and prayers... I'm stressing real bad over this one!

Cookie
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on October 21, 2006, 06:15 PM
I am really sorry for your situation. You can bet my prayers and thoughts are with you and for you.

But keep a strong mind. And keep a strong heart. You are a survivor and you ..will.. survive this and more.

We Love You!!

 :rose:  :hearts:  :rose:

Here's a little something, i hope gives you a little smile..

~May I Have This Dance~
Title: Today
Post by: Allen on October 21, 2006, 06:49 PM
My Darling Cookie,

I am so very fond of you, and, will most certainly add you to my prayers.

Try not to be too scared, and, get better soon.

Love,

Allen
Title: Today
Post by: champagne_shoes on October 21, 2006, 06:49 PM
Cookie,

You know we love you. You were among the first to greet me here, and you're invariably kind to everyone. I wish you a speedy full recovery, and when you're strong and full of fire again, we can get into all kinds of school girl mischief.


Get well soon, Sweetheart.

Love,
Grace
Title: Today
Post by: Voodoo Child on October 21, 2006, 08:35 PM
Rg, hugs and kisses! I'm a cat person and these dancing kitties put a big smile on my face! Love you, Rg!

Allen, thank you so much for your encouraging words. When I become to concerned about my mortality... I find my courage in a pill bottle... Prescription, of course! hah hah hah!

My dear sweet Grace, You are my favorite little school girl! When I'm well, we'll put on our little plaid uniforms and hike our skirts up real short and show our frilly panties to all the little boys!
Title: Today
Post by: WordFaery on October 21, 2006, 10:18 PM
Love and Hugs.  Sending healing energy.


WordFaery
Title: Today
Post by: Voodoo Child on October 22, 2006, 03:40 PM
Thank you so much, Faery.
Love to you

Cookie
Title: Today
Post by: Kay on October 22, 2006, 05:57 PM
Cookie,

My thoughts are also with you. Get better soon and soon! :artist:
Title: Today
Post by: Voodoo Child on October 22, 2006, 08:22 PM
Kay,
Thank you for you very kind words

-Cookie-
Title: Today
Post by: Bittersweet on October 23, 2006, 04:00 PM
Cookie,
I'm so sorry to hear this news.  I hope you get better soon.   :rose:
Title: Today
Post by: witt on October 23, 2006, 04:34 PM
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Wishing you a speedy return to the fold.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on October 23, 2006, 09:35 PM
sending you a big HUG Sis
Title: Today
Post by: Voodoo Child on October 24, 2006, 03:54 AM
Sandy, Witt and my Sista Sunny, thanks so much for the good wishes.
I'm sure I'll recover nicely and be back as fat and sassy as ever.
 Â  :wiz:
:xbut:

Cookie
Title: Today
Post by: Nightsongs on October 24, 2006, 04:00 AM
Cookie your an angel. You'll be back and well before you know it.  Stay strong and keep up your spirits, everything will turn out well.  
Your in all of our prayers, we love you. :rose:


Get well soon,
Nightsongs
Title: Today
Post by: Voodoo Child on October 24, 2006, 04:07 AM
Nightsongs, I'm sending you a big hug! Thanks for the lovely flowers.
I'll put them on my bedside table so I can look at them tonight!
With all this wonderful support, I can't help, but, get better...
Heck, I'll probably come out of the hospital 20 years younger!

-Cookie-
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on October 26, 2006, 01:15 PM
yepper sis and then we can go skipping together LOL
Title: Today
Post by: SilverFlame on November 05, 2006, 11:51 PM
Ugh. I'm finally back. Have I mentioned how much I hate writing essays? The only classes I've really enjoyed this semester were Creative Writing: Autofictions and the gender studies subject. I haven't really enjoyed either of my English lit subjects, though I can now babble to a degree about 'orientalism' and 'postmodern parodies'. Both of which will be highly useful in the future, I'm sure.

Anyway, i've really missed Splashhall ~ it's good to be back. Can't wait til my last essay is finished this Friday.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on November 06, 2006, 12:45 AM
Hey Amy ..glad your finally back from spring break ..lol..j/k ..good to you roaming the halls again..

{{{SplashH}}} {{{SplashH}}}

:poet
Title: Today
Post by: SilverFlame on November 06, 2006, 11:38 PM
Haha I wish!

Can't wait for the summer hols to begin.
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on November 07, 2006, 03:04 AM
what is "hols"

:coffee
Title: Today
Post by: Seabourne on November 23, 2006, 08:59 PM
today i grew older
not wiser,
just a  day closer
to judgement.

today i decided to die
on a good horse,
so i dont waste
time on a bad one

today i thought
of you and was
filled with true
determination to live
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Title: Today
Post by: Allen on November 26, 2006, 08:08 PM
Quote (cafeRg @ Nov. 06 2006, 10:04pm)
what is "hols"

:coffee

Hols = Holidays = English English for Vacation.
Title: Today
Post by: witt on November 28, 2006, 11:14 AM
I'm sorry that I have been missing out on all the fun here in the halls, but I have just been so busy with Thanksgiving preparations. Two days of cooking and cleaning, one day of eating and messing, and then two days of cleaning up the mess. Mother Nature has blessed us with 70 degree weather and you know what that means--I've got my hands in the dirt and my butt in the air.
Title: Today
Post by: WordFaery on December 01, 2006, 01:53 PM
Happy December Onest.  (bad Faery. stealing Witt's line)
Title: Today
Post by: witt on December 02, 2006, 10:58 AM
Thank you, my dear WF. When I went to bed last night, it hit me. I forgot to do it yesterday. I got called away from the pooter and never got back. Thanks
Title: Today
Post by: witt on December 13, 2006, 11:00 AM
Yikes. Friday the thirteenth comes on a Wednesday this month!
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on December 14, 2006, 05:14 PM
I survived Friday the 13th Wednesday

:winksanta
Title: Today
Post by: elise on December 28, 2006, 01:21 AM
Hello everyone!  The last few days it has been fun to be a voyeur and see all the new talent here at Splash.  I have been gone for a couple of years, but I think it's time for me to get back here for fresh inspiration!    So count me in...and I hope soon to get into voodoo...I remember the old Splash Poetry chat and it was a lot of fun.  

It's great to see some old friends also...Sunny, Rg, Witt, Merlin, Word Faery, Earl, Sartor...etc...




Title: Today
Post by: Dutch on December 28, 2006, 01:28 PM
Hello everybody!

And yes Iam new to this all, and introduced to this by a dear friend....So first of all I willl be doing some reading....lots of reading to do here...lol...and then if the angel of poetry lands on my shoulder I will share some with you...
And yes for those who wonder...Dutch is not only a nickname...Iam from Amsterdam in The Netherlands

Have a wonderful Today! :poet
Title: Today
Post by: witt on December 28, 2006, 02:56 PM
What a great surprise! Lovely to see you here, you old chicken bag lady!
Title: Today
Post by: witt on December 28, 2006, 02:58 PM
Welcome, Dutch. It is so nice to have you with us. I can barely wait to read your work. I have a tatting acquaintance in Holland.
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on December 28, 2006, 03:12 PM
hugsssssssss Welcome back Sis
and a big splashy wlecome Dutch
Title: Today
Post by: elise on December 28, 2006, 03:42 PM
Witt my chicken lovin friend...every time I see "chicken fabric" I am tempted to make you yet another chicken bag!   Great to see your work again...I especially enjoyed the one in the last contest you won.   Awesome as usual.  It's good to be back.  

Hugggs Sunny sis...good to see you and your work again too.

And Dutch is an awesome friend of mine...and a great guy!   Welcome Dutch!  Glad you are here.




Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on December 29, 2006, 04:43 PM
Hi Elise ..it really is good to you back ..please make yourself at home ..you know how it goes .. i know being the Holidays its a little slow...

{{{SplasH}}} {{{SplasH}}}

Dutch Welcome to Splash ..you also ..please make yourself at home ..let us know if you have any question or even suggestions..

{{{SplasH}}} {{{SplasH}}}

Oh you're both in luck (as well as all members) ..we almost have the new boards done ..they are up but we are still working out the kinks ..they will be open to everyone in about 2-3 weeks...

please enjoy!

:winksanta
Title: Today
Post by: elise on December 30, 2006, 01:58 AM
Rg, thank you so much for the warm welcome back.  Anxious to see the new boards...hope they are as good as these old friends...smiles.
Title: Today
Post by: Dutch on December 30, 2006, 12:22 PM
Hi Witt...well you will have to have some patience Iam still reading but I promisse I will post one soon! How nice to hear you have an acquaintance in My little country!

Thanks for the welcome SunShine!

and thanks to you too Rg...I so much love it here already, and I promise if I have questions or suggestions I will let you know!

And to you elise my awesome sweetest friend, thanks so much for taking me to this wonderful place! Iam very happy to be here!

To everybody a wonderful happy 2007, filled with rhymes and good times!
Title: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on January 04, 2007, 07:30 PM
Hope ya'll had a wonderful and safe Holiday season
2007 looks like it is gonna be a uplifting year

Walk without rythm
it won't attrack the worm
FatBoySlim
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 10, 2007, 01:01 PM
is everyone keeping to their New Year's Resolution, eh?

:p

..i know i aint ...hahah
Title: Today
Post by: Dutch on January 11, 2007, 12:08 AM
Hahahaha, and what was your NewYears resolution Rg?

This Dutchie is trying to keep to his Atkins "diet" to get rid of the last 20lbs after already dumped 45lbs in the last two years...hahaha one day having more strength then the other!
Title: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 11, 2007, 02:54 AM
i heard that Dutch ..that was my resolution last year and I gainned a few more that i didnt need ..so we'll give it another try..
Title: Today
Post by: witt on January 13, 2007, 12:13 PM
Uh, oh. Friday the 13th comes on a Saturday this month!
Title: Today
Post by: Dutch on January 13, 2007, 12:17 PM
Laughing sooooooo LOUD here!!! You sure know how to make a Dutchie get in the good happy mood on the early saterday afternoon! Have a good weekend !! :laff
Title: Today
Post by: witt on February 01, 2007, 10:42 AM
Happy February the Oncest!
Title: Today
Post by: elise on February 01, 2007, 04:28 PM
Back atcha Witt!!!
Title: Today
Post by: witt on February 02, 2007, 10:51 AM
Happy Groundhog Day!

What are you supposed to do to celebrate? Dig a hole??
Title: Today
Post by: WordFaery on February 02, 2007, 12:44 PM
February 2nd is also an important festival in the Celtic tradition.

Brigit is one of the most universal goddesses of the Celtic pantheon. Originally she was worshipped as a sun goddess. She is viewed in three aspects; as maiden, mother, and crone. As a maiden, she is the fire of inspiration and poetry. As a mother, she is the fire of the hearth, and presides over midwives and healers. As a crone, she is the fire of the forge and patroness of smith craft and divination. Water sources such as wells or springs are sacred to her, for their healing and rejuvenating qualities.

In legend, Brigit is sometimes called the "Two-Faced One." One side of her face is the ugly hag of winter, and the other is the fair maiden of spring. Each year she transforms winter into spring, honored at the druidic festival of Imbolc, February 2nd. In this image, she is represented as the fair maiden, holding the fire of inspiration and new beginnings.

The goddess Brigit was transformed into St. Brigit by the Catholic Church around 450 AD, as patroness and protector of home and cattle. Legend states that she was the midwife present at the birth of Jesus, placing three drops of water on his forehead. She is also called the “Foster-Mother of Christ,” for her role in saving the Child from Herod’s slaughter of male infants. She is thought of in folk tradition as a near-immortal being, like the Olympians were to the Greeks.

A perpetual flame burns in her honor at the sacred temple of Kildare, in Ireland.

Blessed Be!
Title: Today
Post by: elise on February 02, 2007, 09:50 PM
That was very fun to read WF...thanks so much for sharing that info!!!
Title: Today
Post by: Allen on February 03, 2007, 02:31 AM
I really appreciated learning that.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on February 10, 2007, 11:45 AM
Is this de place??? Am I in the new boards? Oh, joy. I hope that I am doing this correctly. You know me. If I disappear, it's because I am lost as usual. Heeer we go!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on February 12, 2007, 05:23 AM
Ha Ha Witt!  I am feeling a bit that way myself!!!   But I see we are in the same place, so even if it's not right, we are lost together!   hee hee
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on February 12, 2007, 11:08 AM
At least I got my avatar back in. That's something.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on February 13, 2007, 11:00 AM
Uh, oh. Friday the 13th comes on a Tuesday this month.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: LucyLuu on February 13, 2007, 02:53 PM
It's a wonderful morning for now I can see
I woke up and took the blinders off me
God is wonderful and now I can see
That he works in mysterious ways
as he now has set me free

I must give all the Glory to thee...

Be Blessed!

D   :comfort
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on February 13, 2007, 04:03 PM
Wonderful! Thank you!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on March 01, 2007, 10:38 AM
Happy March the Oncest!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 01, 2007, 01:42 PM
tomorrow i will second that..

 :coffee
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on March 01, 2007, 04:07 PM
Witt, I can "set" my calendar by you.  ha!  Happy March the onest to you too!!!    :sunny
haha Rg, good one!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on March 01, 2007, 05:41 PM
HAHAHAHA
, rg. I'm not even going to touch the turd.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on March 02, 2007, 04:48 PM
Today should have been March the Turd. We woke up to no power. I am just now getting showered and clothed. Thank goodness we didn't have the devastation that Alabama did. My prayers go out to them.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Allen on March 03, 2007, 04:40 PM
Oh my god, you will need to get a dozen battery packs for your laptop, and a satelite internet modem.  What a catastrophe!!!!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on March 03, 2007, 11:27 PM
-gigglessssss- 
you guys cwack me up!!!   ;D
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 06, 2007, 05:38 PM
today is a brand new ..use today as you want ..but remember to carry a smile all day..

 ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on March 06, 2007, 07:00 PM
Thanks! I'm grinning from ear to ear with my success at TatWitt Two.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on March 12, 2007, 02:24 PM
I'm b-a-a-a-ck! The dang server has been down since Friday! I'll never catch up! I will try to do my best, however!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 12, 2007, 03:15 PM
Welcome back Sweet Lady

{{{SplasH}}} {{{SplasH}}}
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on March 12, 2007, 03:39 PM
I'm awfully glad you survived your server being down, Witt.
Did you come up with a final remedy for said survival you can share with us?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on March 12, 2007, 03:45 PM
Yes I did! Go out in the yard and pull weeds, de-leaf the flowers beds for the umpteenth time (due to the windy weather of late, cultivate the Back Forty by hand to collapse all the varmit tunnels that are killing the plants, dig up and move a camellia to a better spot then pray for flowers one day, spray the lawn with 2,4 D so that you can see grass instead of weeds, spread pine straw so that you won't have to pull any more weeds till your back aches, and work as many Sudoku puzzles as you can find.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wordweaver on March 12, 2007, 10:14 PM
Welcome back Witt, and here I thought you were off enjoying a vacation.  If you get caught up on your work come over to my house and get me all tidied up.  Servers can be a real pain at times. 
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on March 13, 2007, 10:08 AM
Sure, IF I ever finish, but there is no finishing with yardwork.

Ooh, Friday the 13th comes on a Tuesday this month!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: WordFaery on March 14, 2007, 03:10 PM
"I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe
who is reaching for a star.

I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might-have-been has never been, but a has was once an are."

--Milton Berle
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Artemis on March 14, 2007, 06:56 PM
own today, own yourself...


"the lazy men, weak in mental discipline,
indolent,prone to sloth,
unproductive,and though young and strong,
failing to move at the right time,
never finds the right time"


qoute from The Dhammapada




 :hearts
 :hearts
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on March 14, 2007, 06:57 PM
Well Word, it took this old boy awhile to figure that  out, but the more I read it the more sense it makes. Thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on March 15, 2007, 11:14 AM
Beware the ides of March.
~The Soothsayer
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on March 29, 2007, 09:52 AM
YAY!!! She's back up and running! I had terrible withdrawals! I almost wore out my clicker by constantly checking. You really learn to appreciate something when it's gone, don't you?
Thanks, RG!!!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on March 29, 2007, 06:51 PM
I'm with you Witt.  I even emailed a couple friends to get them to try to sign on just to make sure it wasn't my computer acting up.

Echoing Witt's thanks ,Rg.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on April 01, 2007, 10:14 AM
Happy April the Oncest!!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: nite on April 03, 2007, 09:49 AM
If someone says to you.. "A Penny for your thoughts" and you give them your two cents work, what happens to the other penny?


I have no idea who said it but I read it in readers digest



If today is the first day of the rest of your life, and when tomorrow gets here it is going to be the same thing, when you die were you only 1 day old?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Sartor on April 03, 2007, 06:03 PM
As nite says, what happens to the other penny?  I believe you have overpaid to begin with and therefore the solution to the dilemma is for the asker of the question to give you change in the amount of one penny.

Isn't it odd how the lowly penny keeps turning up in our lives!  As Ben said, a penny saved is a penny earned.  Then there are pennies from heaven and penny candy.  I hear on the news that it costs more to mint a penny then it is worth but the public still demands we keep the penny in circulation.  How many tons of copper pennies do you suppose are saved in coffee cans, jars, drawers, seat cushions, etc. in the United States.  It must be awesome.  This brings to mind an old poem my mother told me long, long ago.

Find a penny, pick it up
All the day you'll have good luck,
Find a penny, leave it lie,
You'll have bad luck, until you die.

That's my two cents worth.  A penny for your thoughts, anyone?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Allen on April 03, 2007, 07:35 PM
My price has gone up to a dollar.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Sartor on April 03, 2007, 08:20 PM
Allen........here is a penny.........put the other 99 cents on the cuff.......
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Allen on April 03, 2007, 11:55 PM
Sartor ~ There are very few people, besides yourself,  to whom I would extend credit, So here is a thought:

I often think that poets should write more about happy thoughts.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on April 04, 2007, 05:43 AM
I'm still looking for those 'Pennies From Heaven' they used to sing about.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on April 04, 2007, 04:49 PM
someone sent me this pic I had to share with ya'll this is beautiful
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Sartor on April 04, 2007, 05:23 PM
Allen..........The reason many poets write about sadness, lost love, death, etc. is because these are the events in a human life that is crammed with emotion.  If one writes about emotional things........then the write has emotion and emotion is what brings that thrill to the reader.  (or so it is my belief that this is the case)

Plunks another nickle down on the 99 cent balance......PLUNK !
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Sartor on April 04, 2007, 05:25 PM
A Friend.......one way to look at it is to remember when those hard little coins of copper fall on your head, they can leave a lot of lumps.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on April 05, 2007, 10:15 AM
Lady S, I've never seen anything like that! Wow.

You guys are so materialistic! Remember "Butterflies are free."
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on April 06, 2007, 06:55 AM
Have a WONDERFUL Easter  
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on April 13, 2007, 09:22 AM
Friday the 13th came on a YIKES! a Friday this month!!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on April 13, 2007, 09:25 AM
This just hit me. I used to put the day in the top, left corner of the blackboard everyday. On the 13th of each month, I always put Triskaidekaphobia Day  and no date! The kids always got a kick out of learning a big word.
Title: Friday the 13th Good? Bad?
Post by: cafeRg on April 13, 2007, 01:48 PM
History of Friday the 13th

Before the 19th century, though the number 13 was considered unlucky, and Friday was considered unlucky, there was no link between them. The first documented mention of a "Friday the 13th" is generally listed as occurring in the early 1900s.

However, documentation aside, many popular stories exist about the origin of the concept:

    * The Last Supper, with stories that Judas was the thirteenth guest, and that the Crucifixion of Jesus occurred Friday.
    * That the biblical Eve offered the fruit to Adam on a Friday, and that the slaying of Abel happened on a Friday (though the Bible does not identify the days of the week when these events occurred).
    * That it started on Friday, October 13, 1307, the date that many Knights Templar were simultaneously arrested in France, by agents of King Philip IV.

However, historically, there is no true date that the Friday the 13th superstition can be linked to.

In the case of Greece, Tuesday, April 13, 1204 was the date that Constantinople was sacked by the crusaders of the fourth crusade. The first ever fall of the then richest Christian city, and the looting that followed, allegedly gave Tuesday 13 its bad meaning. Ironically enough, Constantinople fell for the second time in its history on Tuesday, May 29, 1453, to the Ottoman Turks, a date that puts an end to the Byzantine empire, and to Greek sovereignty for several centuries, and therefore reinforcing Tuesday as an unlucky day in the Greek world.

Many modern stories (including The Da Vinci Code) claim that when King Philip IV had many Templars simultaneously arrested on October 13, 1307, that started the legend of the unlucky Friday the 13th. However, closer examination shows that though the number 13 was indeed considered historically unlucky, the actual association of Friday and 13 seems to be an invention from the early 1900s.

Effects in people and cultures

    "It's been estimated that [U.S] $800 or $900 million is lost in business on this day because people will not fly or do business they would normally do,"

Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they are simply unable to get out of bed when Friday the 13th rolls around(wimps). The Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute estimates that more than 17 million people are affected by a fear of this day.  Despite that, representatives for both Delta and Continental Airlines say that their airlines don't suffer from any noticeable drop in travel on those Fridays.

Vv-Happy Friday The 13th-vV

                    :blusmoke
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Kay on April 13, 2007, 02:33 PM
Good question about the date.

The date means nothing to me personally.
My faith doesn't rely on superstition, dates,
or isn't centered in anything contrived, legends and so forth.
To me, that would be letting something man decided,
or structured to control me and I won't do that.
I was making my last eye dr. appt. and she said,
is Fri. the 13th okay with you?  (today) and I said,
all the bad that's happened to me hasn't been on any certain date.


 :coffee
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Allen on April 13, 2007, 03:10 PM
This just hit me. I used to put the day in the top, left corner of the blackboard everyday. On the 13th of each month, I always put Triskaidekaphobia Day  and no date! The kids always got a kick out of learning a big word.

I learned something today:  Thanks teach
Title: Re: Today
Post by: LucyLuu on April 13, 2007, 03:17 PM
Happy Friday the 13th.. It's Tax day for me! lol   My grandmother was born on Friday the 13 so it can't be a bad day!!  ehehe


So enjoy your day all! It's beautiful outside!   :comfort  :sunny

D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Sartor on April 13, 2007, 05:35 PM
No Triskaidekaphobia for me.  I consider thirteen my lucky number.  Jean and I were married on July 13th, the luckiest day of my life.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on April 13, 2007, 07:24 PM
I'm glad ya like it Witt a friend sent it to me I just love it
I see doubles all the time but to catch them with the camera is so hard to get the perfect one
but this one WITH THE TREE AND THE 2 WOW
Title: Re: Today
Post by: WordFaery on April 25, 2007, 10:00 PM
Had to share this quote:

A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.
  - Robert Heinlein





l :rotfl
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on May 01, 2007, 10:05 AM
Happy May the Oncest!
MAY DAY!
Hang a basket of flowers on your neighbor or a friend's door.
Title: Happy May Day
Post by: cafeRg on May 01, 2007, 11:40 AM
So Whats All The Fuss About May Day?

May Day, first day of May. Its celebration probably originated in the spring fertility festivals of India and Egypt. The festival of the Roman goddess of spring, Flora, was celebrated from Apr. 28 to May 3. In medieval England the chief feature of the celebration of May Day was the Maypole; this was decorated with flowers and streamers, the loose ends of which were held by dancers, who encircled the pole, weaving intricate patterns as they passed each other in the dance. These dances are still performed for exhibition purposes in England and the United States. The Second Socialist International in 1889 designated May Day as the holiday for labor, and since that time it has been the occasion for demonstrations, parades, and speeches among socialists and communists.

Although May Day was observed as a rite of spring in Europe for centuries, it became associated in the late nineteenth century as a workers' holiday. In 1889 an International Socialist Congress selected the first day of May as a world labor holiday to show support for labor activism in the United States. After the Haymarket Square Riot in early May 1886, the labor activists around the world followed the lead of American workers and began to agitate for an eight-hour work day. May Day was first celebrated in 1890, and many countries continue the tradition today, though the United States does not, and only recognizes Labor Day in September.

So There Ya Go ~*~ Happy May Day

                                       :blusmoke
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on May 05, 2007, 10:55 AM
May 5

Cinco de Mayo
dance, sing
eat the taco
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on May 05, 2007, 01:27 PM
Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!
History
Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico's independence, but it is not Independence Day. Mexico asserted its independence from Spain on September 16, 1810. The festivities on May 5 are about another battle for independence -- a battle fought against the French in 1862.


It was fought in the Puebla region of Mexico and is celebrated there with much enthusiasm.  Zacapoaxtlas
Local Indians from the Puebla region joined Zaragoza's army. With no formal military training, and little, if any, weaponry, the Zacapoaxtlas joined the Mexican soldiers to defeat the French forces.
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on June 01, 2007, 10:28 AM
Happy June the Onest.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on June 13, 2007, 09:48 AM
Uh, oh. Friday the 13th came on a Wednesday this month.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on June 21, 2007, 12:00 PM
Today is the first day of Summer--the longest day of the year.
Then the days'll get shorter and I may just shed a tear.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on July 01, 2007, 09:47 AM
Happy July the Onest, everybody!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on August 13, 2007, 03:56 PM
(I don't guess anyone noticed that I missed August the Oncest!)

Uh, oh, Friday the 13th comes on a Monday this month. Good news. Today is the first day back for teachers in our area. That's apropos. Boy, I'm glad that I don't have to go! Bad news. I'm not surprised that our internet service went down at 8:00 a.m. and just now got back up! That's apropos, too.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on September 01, 2007, 10:38 AM
Happy September the Onest!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on September 13, 2007, 10:16 AM
Uh, oh. Friday the 13th comes on a Thursday this month.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: saba sadr on September 17, 2007, 05:36 AM
I helped mom paint the dining room chairs today. After that I went and did a little shopping for mom's cooking needs. Later, I helped her with serving dinner to guests and bringing dirty dishes back. Now, we're sitting one room apart, and I wait for mom to ask for me again.

I'd like to hear more about your days, including witt's, if that's alright.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on September 17, 2007, 11:13 AM
One good thing about this cooler weather after weeks and weeks of days in the 100's. I must wear long pants. No more shorts. Great. I won't have to shave my legs.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on September 17, 2007, 11:34 AM
Quote
Great. I won't have to shave my legs.

Ha!  Gillette stockholdings drop drastically and you laugh!  hehehehe

**********

I am loving this weather, being able to open a window, feel a breeze while I work at my desk.  I am loving the thought that the utility company will not have its hands so deep in my pockets for a month or two.  ;)

Title: Re: Today
Post by: saba sadr on September 21, 2007, 05:48 AM
Still, cold air today; it was the first day I had to leave with all limbs fully covered (strange way of putting it...). I couldn't keep a strong grip on myself in Art class because I couldn't decide on who to please; I didn't make much progress with it.

No matter! I can't blame the weather for my insignificant mishaps. I have plenty of time to shape up.

I'm also enjoying chilly sky-shrouded days after torrid suns :).
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 01, 2007, 03:19 PM
Oh I almost forgot:

HAPPY NOVEMBER THE ONEST
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on November 11, 2007, 04:18 PM
just a little tid bit info here
I'm getting Married 11/24/07
yepper in real life
gonna do it
walk down the path to a new beginning
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Rach on November 12, 2007, 12:45 AM
That's great, Miss Lady.  Congratulations!  I hope you have many wonderful years together.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Allen on November 12, 2007, 01:55 AM
Congratulations, my lady.  I am extremely happy for you.  We have talked a lot over the years, and as you know, I wish you the utmost in happiness and new beginnings.
 :sunny :sunny :sunny :sunny :sunny
Title: Re: Today
Post by: AlluraD on November 12, 2007, 11:39 AM
Congratulation LS...wishing you every happiness~ *hug*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 12, 2007, 11:57 AM
How wonderful. No wonder you haven't been on Splash very much. You've been a busy little ray of sunshine for someone.
Please accept my best wishes!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 13, 2007, 07:24 PM
Oh, I almost forgot!!

Friday the 13th comes on a Tuesday this month!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Kay on November 13, 2007, 09:08 PM
Lady Sunshine, that's terrific. Congratulations to you and many years of happiness.

 :candlelight
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on November 13, 2007, 10:43 PM
Sunnyyyyyyyy, congratulations Sis.  I'm so happy for you!!!!!  I hope you'll always be as happy as Dave and I are ....

... Love is in the air ...

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Title: Re: Today
Post by: WordFaery on November 13, 2007, 11:27 PM
Congratulations Lady Sunshine.  I wish you love and happiness always.


WordFaery
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on November 14, 2007, 03:41 AM
SUNNYYYYYY SIS...that is just AWESOME GIRL!   My best wishes to you and the lucky guy sis!  Good Luck!
Love you!    :hearts
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on November 14, 2007, 03:57 PM
TY all it is just starting to sink in 10 more days
I'll be Mrs. Bob Krebbs gonna be kinda interesting an old fashion wedding and he'll be wearing his Kilt
he is Scottish and it's gonna be outside over the water
I'll post some pics
but here is a pic of the cake topper I made lol

thats a version of his Kilt and my slip lol
I'll be wearing a long green pheasant skirt with a white top and a veil of old lace and sunflower ring
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Angelita_523 on November 14, 2007, 07:14 PM
10 days until Sunshines' big day! Congrats!  :hearts
Title: Re: Today
Post by: saba sadr on November 15, 2007, 01:35 AM
Wow, congratulations! I can't wait to see the pictures!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on November 18, 2007, 02:00 AM
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: Rach on November 19, 2007, 02:38 AM
Thanks, Elise.  I hope you (and our other Splash pals) also have a great turkey day!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 22, 2007, 10:19 AM
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I hope that you enjoy the fun, food, and festivities, but most of all remember to give thanks. Count your blessings.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Allen on November 23, 2007, 03:34 AM
Hoping everyone had a happy thanksgiving, he says with his stomach over filled with turkey.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on November 27, 2007, 04:11 PM
...and now the rush to Christmas!  Like riding a scooter, I want to put my foot out and drag it along the ground to SLOW this season down!  Is it just me?     :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on November 27, 2007, 10:35 PM
I agree Sis

and here is one pic of the wedding
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on November 27, 2007, 11:46 PM
Congrats, Sis ..... I love the sunflowers and the kilt .... I started a new thread to honor your special day (click the link below to go there).  I hope you'll post some pictures there when you get a chance.

http://www.splashhall.org/poetry_forums/index.php/topic,12395.0.html (http://www.splashhall.org/poetry_forums/index.php/topic,12395.0.html)


Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on November 28, 2007, 12:13 AM
WONDERFUL SUNNY SIS!!!!  I AM SOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!   GOING TO DAISY'S SITE NOW...SEE YA THERE!   :hearts
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 28, 2007, 12:18 PM
ME TOO! MORE PIX!!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on December 01, 2007, 10:56 AM
HAPPY DECEMBER THE ONEST!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on December 28, 2007, 04:53 PM
Oh, my. Am I behind here at Splash. With all the holiday preparations, the holiday itself, and the holiday clean-up, I sure have missed a lot.
I hope that everyone has enjoyed the holidays. Now we have to ring in the New Year. Maybe after that, things will get back to "normal."
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Burk28 on December 28, 2007, 06:00 PM
Going to finalize my second book and submit to my publisher :) :poet :poet
and continue to promote my 1st. :beatnik :poet :poet
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on December 31, 2007, 11:24 AM
Oh, great! I didn't know that you had a first book. Did I miss something?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Burk28 on December 31, 2007, 06:23 PM
NO i really didnt publicize it much here, Didnt want to come off as a spammer/ or being full of myself :) it came out in June of 07, 104 pages of poetry
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cy street on December 31, 2007, 06:36 PM
lady witt, while you are out this afternoon, see if you can find a bellavista franciacorta, brut or rose.

cheers,
street

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Title: Re: Today
Post by: hcscable on December 31, 2007, 07:05 PM
Burk28: Congratulations on your book!! May we know the title and the publisher?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Burk28 on December 31, 2007, 07:38 PM
Burk28: Congratulations on your book!! May we know the title and the publisher?


The Writer's Sight
Publish America ( yeah I know)
ISBN1424185718

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Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on January 01, 2008, 11:15 AM
Cool. Looks good. Thanks for the pic of the cover.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on January 01, 2008, 11:19 AM
" see if you can find a bellavista franciacorta..."

Cy, now that you mention it, we looked for something not quite as exotic, but the shelves were bare. White zinfandel had to suffice. (My favorite anyway.)

Happy New Year.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Allen on January 01, 2008, 06:56 PM
Happy 2008, Splashers.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Rach on January 08, 2008, 02:46 AM
I just wanted to welcome everyone into 2008!  Sorry I haven't done it sooner, but maybe things will be more on the normal side again.  Let's have a great year of poetry splashing fun!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Burk28 on January 08, 2008, 03:20 AM
hear hear, cheers :wine
Title: Re: Today
Post by: WordFaery on January 13, 2008, 03:31 AM
Back to back Splashers here:

http://newversenews.blogspot.com/ (http://newversenews.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Rach on January 19, 2008, 02:49 AM
Burk:
Glad to hear your writing endeavors are going well.  Sounds like you have found your spot among many other great writers.  Congratulations!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Burk28 on January 19, 2008, 07:34 AM
Rach thanks very  much
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on February 01, 2008, 11:38 AM
Happy February the Onest!

Can you believe that it is already February?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on April 01, 2008, 09:33 AM
Happy April Onest

AND

TAT DAY!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on April 01, 2008, 10:41 PM
one my favs today
the one day you can pull a ton of pranks and get aways with it

The Taco Liberty Bell
In 1996 the Taco Bell Corporation announced that it had bought the Liberty Bell and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. Hundreds of outraged citizens called the National Historic Park in Philadelphia where the bell was housed to express their anger. Their nerves were only calmed when Taco Bell revealed, a few hours later, that it was all a practical joke. The best line of the day came when White House press secretary Mike McCurry was asked about the sale. Thinking on his feet, he responded that the Lincoln Memorial had also been sold. It would now be known as the Ford Lincoln Mercury Memorial.

top 100 April Fools Jokes
http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/aprilfool (http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/aprilfool)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on April 14, 2008, 06:50 PM
Gloomy and chilly
No sun today
Don't want to go
Outside and play
No, I'm not a little coward;
I think that I am solar-powered.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lighteraser on April 18, 2008, 01:57 AM
Witt... your after my heart! Keep em' coming! I think you've flowered!  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Xarcanus on April 21, 2008, 01:01 AM
I don't know about where you guys are, but the weather here (Alberta) is unbelievable... We've had roughly 1.5 ft. of snow in the past 48 hours and are expecting at LEAST one more on top of that, some areas are supposed to be getting close to two feet by tomorrow night. prior to this, we were right on schedule for green up. we are by no means unaccustomed to getting snow this late in the year, but never this much.


Sucks to be the owner of a white dog (or car for that matter).


Your frosted friend


X
Title: Re: Today
Post by: hcscable on April 21, 2008, 01:53 AM
Weird. I know an Erik in Alberta. Is it you?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Xarcanus on April 21, 2008, 02:42 AM
Nope.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lighteraser on April 21, 2008, 06:12 AM
Hi Hcscable! Hey I really liked your Elvis impression you did earlier. I swear I could hear him saying it when you did it.  :sunny  I was wondering if you can do that lip thingy he does/use to do too?
Also... I have a strange or weird (familiar) feeling about Xarcanus myself... hmm.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on April 21, 2008, 10:32 AM
What a nice comment. Thanks loads.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Rach on April 21, 2008, 11:17 PM
well, i definitely didn't drink any coffee today (my mind races in enough circles as it is without coffee on top) - haha.  But, I spent my whole day answering phones, returning calls, taking messages.  All the while wondering, do the lines ever get full....?  Definitely a Monday for me.   :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Xarcanus on April 22, 2008, 04:16 AM
Really guys, just because I'm from Alberta, doesn't mean I'm the one person in the province you know. there are two million or so of us on a land mass the size of California and Nevada combined.  :tongue

I was here on splash a year ago, and then left, maybe that's the de ja vu feeling, though i don't recall running into you eraser.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: hcscable on April 22, 2008, 12:12 PM
I AM ELVIS!!!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: AngelaRobin on April 26, 2008, 03:58 PM
And here I thought you were Janice.  :tongue That's what I get for thinking.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Voodoo Child on April 27, 2008, 01:01 AM
Angie!!! Are we thinking of Janis Joplin... may haps?
Now, I'm swirling off into a 1969 dream... yes... I AM old... Aaaahhhhhh, far out!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: AngelaRobin on April 28, 2008, 09:22 PM
I heard Bobby McGee on the radio just yesterday. Makes you crave a road trip, no?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on April 29, 2008, 10:42 AM
Freedom's just another word for nothing else to lose. Nothing ain't worth nothing, but it's free.
~Kris Kristofferson
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on April 30, 2008, 05:50 PM
"The wise want love, and those who love want wisdom."
~~~~~Shelly~~~

I found it interesting that Shelly was interpreting ' want' as 'lack'.
In our day the quote would read:
"The wise lack love, and those who love lack wisdom.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: WordFaery on May 02, 2008, 12:20 AM
(substituting for Ms. Witt)



Happy May the Onest !




 ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on May 04, 2008, 03:48 PM
THANK you, WF! I sure did forget, didn't I? I thought that no one cared.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Voodoo Child on May 04, 2008, 11:08 PM
Think I'll introduce some Jimi Hendrix, if you please...

After all the jacks are in their boxes,
and the clowns have all gone to bed,
you can hear happiness staggering on down the street,
footprints dress in red.


No reason.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on May 05, 2008, 11:02 AM
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: CybaSumo on May 20, 2008, 10:36 AM

going to work, and tell myself "i'll do my best, better than yesterday"  :comfort
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on May 20, 2008, 11:12 AM
Welcome, CybaSumo. That's the ticket! Better than yesterday! I did pretty doggone well, too! That means it will be a miraculous day!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on July 01, 2008, 09:19 AM
Happy July the Oncest!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Inspired8 on July 01, 2008, 07:27 PM
 :dblu :coffee :poet :candlelight

time to read write and share :dblu
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on July 04, 2008, 11:05 AM
HAPPY JULY FOURTH


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Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on August 01, 2008, 03:06 PM
Oh, I almost forgot!

Happy August the Onest!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Sartor on August 01, 2008, 05:32 PM
HOOOOORAAAAY.......YIPP PPPPIEEEE.....YAHHHHHOO OOOOO!!! :cheekiss
lETS HAVE A...... :wine
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on August 12, 2008, 11:02 AM
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Inspired8 on August 12, 2008, 04:20 PM
Wow profound :dblu
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on August 13, 2008, 03:13 PM
LOOK  OUT  !


Friday the thirteenth comes on a Wednesday this month!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on August 14, 2008, 07:26 AM
Friday the Thirteenth is my lucky day. Lucky, for I have never, in all my lives, been a Templar Knight.   :blusmoke
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on September 01, 2008, 12:19 PM
Happy September the Onest!

Happy Labor Day!

I once labored.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on September 01, 2008, 12:34 PM
You still labor Witt. It's a labor of love. We appreciate you around here.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Rach on September 01, 2008, 06:32 PM
Happy Labor Day.  I, myself, am enjoying a lazying-around the house day!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Allen on September 01, 2008, 08:01 PM
Seconding Earl's comment, and wishing everyone a happy Labor Day.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on September 04, 2008, 10:02 PM
Just in case anybody out there is considering making a move to Florida ...
take a look at the Atlantic ... you just might change your mind!!!!!!
  
 :tongue
and for any ladies that are in Florida right now, you'll need a pair of these to get you through the next few weeks ........
(http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae44/daisyxo457/hurricaneshoes.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on September 05, 2008, 05:56 AM
lol I could just picture Russ wanderin' the streets of Orlando in a pair o' those.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on September 11, 2008, 10:20 AM
sadness pervades hearts
towers toppled; lives were lost
anniversary
Title: Re: Today
Post by: fragments on September 11, 2008, 01:55 PM
Just Love my new Shoes!

As a child growing up, we were programed to hate the Russians. They would drill us by having us hide under our desks. I remember my little heart beating like mad, while my imagination watched as all the windows were shattered, and some of my classmates near the window turned to dust. Oh how I feared and hated those Russians.
It was all over a lack of understanding.

Then the tragedy

The worst thing for me was the realization on 9/12/01-'WHAT DO WE DO NOW?'

The gut wrenching horrors of people suffering, was like trying to swallow glass. We all asked ourselves WHY?
Seven years later--and we still don't have any answers.
Was there any gratification in seeing Iraqi people suffering?--(people that had very little to do with the events of 9/11).
Seven years later--and I really don't like what we as a nation have become? It might have been a look in the mirror. As we slaughtered native Americans--the ugly side of us-always there but hidden from view.

Now this Georgian battle with the Russians--is said to be US financed and all the weapons Supplied by the USA.
That people would be more inclined to vote McCain--because he is a war tested veteran.
The gut wrenching glass eating feeling--is back

While in the middle east-we are now the target of every terrorist-thanks to our actions.
We have seen our rights be taken away--by this I mean freedom and a right to privacy/\
All gone--

And just like those Russians as a child-This entire exercise
Is all just a matter of lack of understanding

9/11
Infamous

Bad karma flies
flashes and pictures
Burned  memories
Etched in  hearts
Screaming sky
Smoke and spirits
Departed hero’s
Valiantly brave
Blood sacrifice
Tear stained soul
Stings with vengeance
 


Title: Re: Today
Post by: jackscrow on September 17, 2008, 11:25 PM
David Foster Wallace: February 21, 1962 – September 12, 2008


We only get a couple of these guys every generation.

What a shame.


The best commencement speech ever:

http://www.marginalia.org/dfw_kenyon_commencement.html
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on September 22, 2008, 10:55 AM
Today is the first day of Fall

             and

The nineteenth anniversary of Hurricane Hugo
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Burk28 on September 23, 2008, 09:21 PM
44 more todays til i go under the knife: Part 2
Title: Re: Today
Post by: 7 on September 23, 2008, 09:31 PM
What for???
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on September 24, 2008, 09:47 AM
ditto
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Burk28 on September 24, 2008, 01:05 PM
For about 3 months orthopedic arthroplasty on the right hip
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on September 24, 2008, 02:13 PM
Oh, my. Sounds like quite an ordeal. At least you will have sit-down writing time. Probably more than you'd ever want.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Burk28 on September 24, 2008, 02:53 PM
Thanks witt. actually i am looking forward to that part of it, being able to write without interuptions. heres hoping:)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on October 01, 2008, 07:27 PM
HAPPY OCTOBER THE ONCEST!


a     n e w     b e g i n n i n g
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Rach on October 03, 2008, 12:09 AM
i can't believe it's October already!!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on October 13, 2008, 09:54 AM
Uh, oh. Friday the Thirteenth  came on a Monday this month.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on October 14, 2008, 11:50 AM
At my age, I really need glasses-- :wine!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on October 15, 2008, 07:38 AM
BAH! Who needs glasses when you have the bottle?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: fragments on October 15, 2008, 02:16 PM
That is the accountability of aged wisdom.
In our youth we drink/drug to get blurry vision
frightened, because we really don't want to see
As we grow older, all the beauty and ugliness
is something we grow fond of/ or used to :blusmoke
Title: Re: Today
Post by: 7 on October 16, 2008, 08:26 PM
I was going to write a poem today.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Burk28 on October 27, 2008, 08:48 PM
I did write a poem today, and went to the doctors, and have to go to the doc again tonight :coffee time for a nother poem :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 01, 2008, 10:55 AM
I hope that all is well, Burk.

Happy November the Onest!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Burk28 on November 03, 2008, 01:07 AM
THank you Witt, MOnday the 3rd at 8:30 is zero hour  thats when i need to be at the hospital. hope to be back home on the 6th or the 7th. thanks again witt
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 04, 2008, 12:12 PM
Folks, don't forget to get out and vote today.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Voodoo Child on November 04, 2008, 05:12 PM
Your vote does make a difference!
In 2004, Bush won with only 50.7% of the popular vote and 286 electoral votes... John Kerry with 251 electoral votes...
Thank god there's no more Bushes in the weeds!!!
Title: Re: Today: the revolution WILL be televised
Post by: 7 on November 04, 2008, 07:09 PM




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Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on November 05, 2008, 07:17 PM
"I'm so proud and filled, I can hardly talk without weeping. I'm so filled with pride for my country. What do you say? We are growing up. My God, I'm so grateful.... I mean, look at our souls, look at our hearts. We have elected a black man to talk for us, to speak for us. We, blacks, whites, Asians, Spanish-speaking, Native Americans, we have done it. Fat, thin, pretty, plain, gay, straight, we have done it. My Lord, I am an American, baby."
-Maya Angelou
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on November 22, 2008, 04:17 PM
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 22, 2008, 04:27 PM
Haven't you heard that a blind farmer finds a turkey once in a while?

Oh, no. That's a blind pig and an acorn.

Carry on.

{hahahaha}
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on November 22, 2008, 04:36 PM
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 24, 2008, 11:26 AM
I may or may not be on here for a few days. I'm experiencing some problems. I'll be having things checked out today. It will all depend on what I learn, so if I'm not around much, that's why.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on November 24, 2008, 05:41 PM
Best wishes to you dear friend...please know I am thinking about you and anxious to hear.  :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 24, 2008, 05:47 PM
I'm still here! Will see if changes will be made after Thanksgiving. It sounded like there was something wrong with ME. Sorry. I didn't mean it to sound that way. Just pooter problems! I was just frustrated. I might be losing my server. What a pain!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Kay on November 24, 2008, 05:50 PM
With me, it's getting knocked off, I go to reply and I'm locked out.
After awhile, I get so frustrated, I feel like why bother? It's only
this site. So that's the main reason I kind of come and go.
I get tired of logging in every 2 minutes. :coffee

(maybe they're trying to tell me something and I'm too dense to get it!
ha.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on November 25, 2008, 01:37 AM
Witt---*whew* so pleased to hear it isn't a health issue with you!!   See...now pooter problems don't seem so bad in comparison, right?   Take care!  :sunny
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on November 25, 2008, 03:35 AM
Well its nice to know I'm not the only one in constant battle with the 'puter'. Ohhhhhhh the battles we have.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on November 25, 2008, 04:04 AM
Oh hey Kay, I had that trouble the other day.  It finally resolved itself!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on November 25, 2008, 03:51 PM
Kay, Elise, I had the same trouble most of last week, but it finally dissolved into the ether from which it came. The constant re-logging was driving me even more insane than I already am...I'm just glad it's over.  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Allen on November 25, 2008, 11:50 PM
Guys ~ While this seems to be over for now, if this happens again, please feel free to send me a PM.  There may be things I can do. Don't ask me what, though lol
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on November 26, 2008, 02:29 AM
Danggit Allen. I was enjoying going crazy. Sorta put things in prospective.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on November 26, 2008, 10:33 AM
I was surfing and I found this...I thought I would share it...

Thanksgiving Sky

It's not just families that are getting together this Thanksgiving week. The three brightest objects in the night sky — Venus, Jupiter and a crescent moon — will crowd around each other for an unusual group shot.

Starting Thanksgiving evening, Jupiter and Venus will begin moving closer so that by Sunday and Monday, they will appear 2 degrees apart, which is about a finger width held out at arm's length. Then on Monday night, they will be joined by a crescent moon.

Look in the southwestern sky around twilight — no telescope or binoculars needed. The show will even be visible in cities if it's a clear night.

The three celestial objects come together from time to time, but often they are too close to the sun or unite at a time when they aren't so visible. The next time the three will be as close and visible as this week will be Nov. 18, 2052. I'll be 90 years old by then. I could probably see it next time around...If I remember.  ;D

But if you are willing to settle for two out of three — Venus and the crescent moon — it will happen again on New Year's Eve.

As we stargazers say: Don't forget to look up!!  :blusmoke





Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 26, 2008, 11:32 AM
Thanks for sharing that info. I love doing things like that.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on November 26, 2008, 11:40 AM
You're quite welcome. I won't see it on Thursday...I'll be at a Cowboys game. My lsast chance to see 'em play in the old stadium. But I'll difinitely catch it sometime this weekend.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 26, 2008, 12:05 PM
Oh, boy. Lucky you! I'll look for you, so get your sign ready that says, "Hey, Witt!"
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on November 26, 2008, 12:13 PM
I'll do that. I'm not even sure where I'll be sitting yet. My brother has the tickets (He gets season tickets every year.) I'll call him tomorrow after he gets back from Tennesee, (He had a pastors conference or some such thing out there.) and if I get a chance I'll let you know where to look. Won't even get home till Friday night or maybe Saturday morning. But on the upside I get to have Thanksgiving dinner at the stadium too. THAT'S what I'm really goin' for...the fooood.  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on November 26, 2008, 03:32 PM
It's BAKING DAY  :tongue

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Title: Re: Today
Post by: 7 on November 26, 2008, 03:51 PM
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hhahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

Oh that turkey with the lampshade, thats rich lol
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on November 27, 2008, 05:11 AM
(hee hee)
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 27, 2008, 11:13 AM
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Enjoy till your hearts are full.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 27, 2008, 12:37 PM
Let us not be held back by anything, but let us always make the effort to have a grateful heart.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on November 27, 2008, 02:36 PM
Danggit Elise!!!!!! I put on 20lbs just looking at that picture and ain't even got a chance to eat yet.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on November 27, 2008, 02:57 PM
*GIGGLES*    :kisslady
Title: Re: Today
Post by: WordFaery on November 27, 2008, 04:53 PM
Happy Thanksgiving Splashers!





Could I have my apple pie with a wedge of cheddar cheese, please?




WordFaery
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on November 28, 2008, 01:26 AM
Happy Turkey Day I had a house full and I got a belly full and fridge is stuff too
I hope ya'll had a wonderful day
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Allen on November 28, 2008, 02:10 AM
I had a great Thanksgiving, but ate too much, have a very stuffed belly, and am not feeling too great right now, lol
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on November 28, 2008, 04:38 PM
I visited with my 91 year old aunt Thelma. Her mind is clear as a bell and she doesn't have a wrinkle in sight. She hates that walker and the fact she can't drive anymore, but doesn't complain about anything else.

We ate and argued football. She loves football.  I asked her what the regulation size of the bat is they used in football.  Ya' know, I forgot you're not supposed to be in hands reach of the old folks with a smart mouth. Man is she quick with a cane.

She even asked me for my BBQ recipe. Now that's an endorsement.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: 7 on November 28, 2008, 06:43 PM
just had my traditional thanksgiving day after turkey sandwich

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happy belated turkey day
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on November 29, 2008, 02:37 AM
HaHa T...that was a riot!

Earl...hey no fair!  I want that BBQ Recipe too!!!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on December 01, 2008, 10:21 AM
Happy December the Oncest!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on December 01, 2008, 03:55 PM
Today is also World AIDS Day
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on December 01, 2008, 05:46 PM
Thank you Mystic for that reminder...
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on December 11, 2008, 11:21 PM
"It snowed."

"Well, Mystic," you exclaim in a naturally cynical tone. "It's December isn't it supposed to snow?"

"Of course, you're right. But is it supposed to snow (Dramatic pause for effect.) in New Orleans?

I saw on the news (is in Texas.) they got about six inches there early this morning.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: WordFaery on December 12, 2008, 11:45 PM
I remember the Blizzard of '77 when they were loading box cars with snow and sending them south.  Heh.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Voodoo Child on December 14, 2008, 02:03 AM
Hey, Margie

the winter of 1977 was unbelievable.. I remember digging a tunnel from my apartment door ..out to the sidewalk. I walked through a tunnel of snow to go to work every day for almost 5 weeks! Oh, yeh, those were the good old days!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on December 24, 2008, 09:17 PM
Merry Christmas to all and have a silent night.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on December 25, 2008, 01:39 AM
Merry Christmas Ya'll
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on December 25, 2008, 01:40 AM
And A Happy New Year
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on December 25, 2008, 03:08 AM
Merry Christmas everyone!

Halo  :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on December 25, 2008, 04:17 AM
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: Allen on December 25, 2008, 04:47 AM
Splashers ~ Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.  And, yes, even over Christmas, in the middle of the northern hemisphere winter, the waters are ever warm at SplashHall:  So, keep on splashing.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: WordFaery on December 25, 2008, 07:14 PM
Merry Christmas !
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Rach on December 26, 2008, 12:30 AM
I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas!  I wish you all many blessing and much joy as we look toward the new year!
Rachel
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on December 29, 2008, 08:54 PM
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!  (OUT OF TOWN)
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on December 30, 2008, 12:03 PM
Happy New Year to you and all here on Splash!

Be safe!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on December 31, 2008, 02:09 PM
Happy New Year too All
have a safe a fun filled weekend
Title: Re: Today
Post by: WordFaery on January 01, 2009, 03:13 PM
Happy New Year Splashers !!!!                     :hearts             :rose                                   :dblu
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on January 01, 2009, 11:18 PM


       Happy New Year!  :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on January 13, 2009, 11:38 AM
Uh, oh. Friday the 13th comes on a Tuesday this month!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Shadow Angel on January 16, 2009, 04:08 AM


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~   may 2009 bring you all, peace love and harmony and prosperity


*hugs*

Sasha xx





Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on January 19, 2009, 10:50 PM
Today, I am a poet... 

:poet

I got my first rejection letter... 

:coffee

All is as it should be... 

:yinyang

Maybe I'll take up painting, instead...

 :artist

Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on January 19, 2009, 11:16 PM
Awwww G....you should be proud!   Now you are TRULY one of us!!   *huggggs*   :sunny
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Allen on January 19, 2009, 11:34 PM
congratulations man ~ truly an achievement ~ keep them coming. 
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on January 20, 2009, 12:23 AM
Dear Mystic,

A rejection letter, means somebody
took the time to read, that's a
big thing. Well done!

Don't bother with painting, unless
of course you're as good at is as
you are poetry.


Halo   :wine
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on January 20, 2009, 10:12 AM
That's part of the process. After a while, you won't even notice the rejection that you feel now. You'll just shrug your shoulders and try again.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on January 20, 2009, 04:27 PM
A BRAND NEW DAY OF HOPE---INAUGURATION DAY

Whether you voted for Obama or not, surely the American process must stir something inside you on this special day.  I hope we will all join together and support this new administration as they face overwhelming difficulties in our beloved country.
 :sunny

Members of the Tuskegee Airmen, World War II fighter pilots, wait for inauguration of Barack Obama, January 20, 2009.

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Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on January 20, 2009, 05:52 PM
Wasn't it wonderful? I just finished watching!! Gotta go back and see everything else.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on January 20, 2009, 06:19 PM
Here's all that I can find so far of the inaugural poem.

Each day we go about our business, walking past each other, catching each other's eyes -- or not -- about to speak or speaking. All about us is noise. All about us is noise and bramble, thorn and din, each one of our ancestors on our tongues.

Someone is stitching up a hem, darning a hole in a uniform, patching a tire, repairing the things in need of repair. Someone is trying to make music somewhere with a pair of wooden spoons on an oil drum, with cello, boom box, harmonica, voice. ...



we walk into that
which we cannot yet see
say it plain
that many have died for this day....
praise song for struggle
praise song for the day....
in today's sharp sparkle, this winter air
any thing can be made
any sentence begun
on the brink
on the brim
on the cusp
praise song for walking forward in that light.


Elizabeth Alexander, "Praise Song for the Day," Inaugural Poem, January 20, 2009

Maybe you pooter wizards can find the whole thing.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on January 20, 2009, 06:45 PM
Quote
Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you? -- Walt Whitman

Elise, your comment immediately brought to mind the initiation scene from a strange little film entitled Freaks, released by MGM in 1932. It's about a band of sideshow performers in a carnival. One of them marries a Normal woman, who eventually poisons him for a large inheritance. During the wedding reception/initiation, they all get drunk and chant: "We accept her! We accept her! One of us! One of us! Gooble gobble, gooble gobble! One of us! One of us!"

Allen, Thanks. I eagerly await my next rejection, or acceptance...whichever it may be.

Halo: Too true. That's the first thing I said to myself when I read it. As for the painting, again, I think I'll take your advice...I am far more capable with a keyboard than a brush.

Witt, Trying this again...those darn editors are ruining my experiment.  I have, as President Obama had, the Audacity of Hope to believe in myself and my own future.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on January 20, 2009, 06:50 PM
Yale professor Elizabeth Alexander is only the fourth poet ever to read at a presidential Inauguration.

Praise song for the day.

Each day we go about our business, walking past each other, catching each others' eyes or not, about to speak or speaking. All about us is noise. All about us is noise and bramble, thorn and din, each one of our ancestors on our tongues. Someone is stitching up a hem, darning a hole in a uniform, patching a tire, repairing the things in need of repair.

Someone is trying to make music somewhere with a pair of wooden spoons on an oil drum with cello, boom box, harmonica, voice.

A woman and her son wait for the bus.

A farmer considers the changing sky; A teacher says, "Take out your pencils. Begin."

We encounter each other in words, words spiny or smooth, whispered or declaimed; words to consider, reconsider.

We cross dirt roads and highways that mark the will of someone and then others who said, "I need to see what's on the other side; I know there's something better down the road."

We need to find a place where we are safe; We walk into that which we cannot yet see.

Say it plain, that many have died for this day. Sing the names of the dead who brought us here, who laid the train tracks, raised the bridges, picked the cotton and the lettuce, built brick by brick the glittering edifices they would then keep clean and work inside of.

Praise song for struggle; praise song for the day. Praise song for every hand-lettered sign; The figuring it out at kitchen tables.

Some live by "Love thy neighbor as thy self."

Others by first do no harm, or take no more than you need.

What if the mightiest word is love, love beyond marital, filial, national. Love that casts a widening pool of light. Love with no need to preempt grievance.

In today's sharp sparkle, this winter air, anything can be made, any sentence begun.

On the brink, on the brim, on the cusp -- praise song for walking forward in that light.

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Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on January 30, 2009, 12:55 AM
hey ya'll be back next friday going crusing
Jamacia Man
can't wait haven't been there yet
so be back soon
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on January 30, 2009, 12:58 AM


Have fun!

 :kool

Halo  :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Allen on January 30, 2009, 01:04 AM
omg, I am so jealous.  Have fun.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on January 30, 2009, 01:52 AM
I'm with Allen. Color me GREEN!


Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on January 30, 2009, 09:48 AM
Today, I am a poet...

No, really, I am...

C'mon, would I lie to you?

Check out my first published piece...

Here...

http://www.ambrosiahaiku.com/digital/ambrosia2_2009.html

Page 25...
Just keep scrollin'...

It's in there...

Trust me...

I know it is...

I saw it...

 ;D
 G.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on January 30, 2009, 10:49 AM
Yipppeee!! Yessiree, it's in there! I saw it! Congratulations! I am so proud of you.
I didn't recognize it as one that I have read before, but then again, my memory isn't what it used to be. Again, congratulations!!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on January 30, 2009, 12:03 PM
Thank you, Witt.  And yes, you've seen this one before. Let me refresh your memory:

Haiku of the Day Page 18. Reply # 343 on: December 7, 2008, 04:23 A. M.

Everything I sent for consideration I tried here first. I'll admit, I had to look it up myself. My memory is not only Swiss Cheese-ed...it's rat nibbled, too.
I will be forthcoming with more acceptance notices if ever the situation arises.
(has a few more irons in the ashes.)
Of course, the first one is always special. Although I doubt seeing your name in print ever loses its mystique.  ;D G.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Allen on January 30, 2009, 01:44 PM
Well done, Gary.

And not only the well done bit, but, I happen to really like it.  Great job.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on January 30, 2009, 02:10 PM
Thanks, Allen. It's strange, of the five that I sent, that's the one I thought had the least chance. But, you liked it - and apparently, so did the editors. G.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: fragments on January 30, 2009, 03:55 PM
Great News for all Haiku fans!

It's a tight KU!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on January 30, 2009, 07:17 PM
Thank you, Russ. I'm glad the editors thought so, too. G.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on January 30, 2009, 07:42 PM
Congrats Gary!!!   Thats awesome!   :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: 7 on January 31, 2009, 07:19 AM

Playing ping pong with viruses,
one of the joys of having kids.

It is twenty past two
I am wide awake and sick.

ain't this a bitch?




Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on January 31, 2009, 10:44 AM
Boy, something sure has been going around. So far we have kept it away from our door.
I hope that everyone in your domicile gets well soon.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on February 01, 2009, 03:42 AM
Thank you, Elise...I hope I'm not a one hit wonder.

T, that well and truly BITES!
Now we can understand why some species consume their young.  :tongue
Hope you feel better soon.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on February 01, 2009, 03:55 AM


Congrats Gary, I checked, it really is on
page 25 and it's a great Haiku.

Halo :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on February 01, 2009, 03:59 AM
Thanks, Halo. Yeah, I keep checking and rechecking...and pinching myself to make sure I'm awake.  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on February 01, 2009, 09:13 PM


for the sickie


         (http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/doctor-emoticon-stethoscope.gif)

...hope you're feeling better
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on February 01, 2009, 10:45 PM
It is 5:43 p.m.; the sun is still shining; therefore, I'm still up and at 'em.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on February 04, 2009, 12:52 PM
Would you believe that it has snowed AGAIN here in the sunny South? It won't get out of the freezing temps all day.
Poor little chickens.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on March 01, 2009, 10:20 AM
Happy March the Onest!


(Would you believe that they are calling for more snow?)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on March 01, 2009, 10:38 AM
Witt, I can believe that. It's freeeezzzziiiinnngggg down here, (Texas) literally. (32 degrees) So, has March come in like a lion or a lamb? Neither...it's slid in on its belly like a Harp Seal. G. BRRRR!!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: fragments on March 12, 2009, 02:26 PM
Happy Birthday Jack Kerouac

3/12/22

My only regret is not being able to read what he would have written past his premature death in 1969.
One of the main influences in my life.

Orlando has kerouac house a monument to his life and skill.

This Kerouac Haiku is in my opinion the best short poem written.
to sum up an investigation of spirituality in so few words--AMAZING

The taste
 of rain
—Why kneel?

Jack Kerouac
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on March 13, 2009, 02:45 PM
Happy Triskaidekaphobia Day!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Allen on March 13, 2009, 04:38 PM
"Yes, my lady Witt, this month, Friday the thirteenth does indeed actually falls on a Friday",  He says, walking off as fast as he can, to find a ladder to walk under.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on March 13, 2009, 04:53 PM
entices a black cat to stroll in front of Allen. Breaking a few mirrors for good measure. Anyone up for a camping trip to Cryatal Lake?  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 13, 2009, 06:38 PM
I'll bring a pic-a-nic basket and my hockey mask!  :dblu
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on March 14, 2009, 03:37 PM
G...in this rain???   Brrr and it's c-o-l-d for a picnic!  :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on March 14, 2009, 05:06 PM
I have made provisions for that...umbrella anyone?
And once the fires are lit, we won't have to worry so much about the cold.
Just don't go wandering off alone when we get there.  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on March 21, 2009, 10:26 PM
Happy Spring!!

I'm so happy that I can hardly stand myself!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: WordFaery on April 01, 2009, 04:15 AM
Happy National Poetry Month!

Rock on Splashers!


 :dblu


WordFaery
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on April 04, 2009, 12:58 AM
this is awesome check it out

Extreme Sheep

http://www.viralvideochart.com/dailymotion/samsung_extreme_sheep_led_art?id=x8pdw9
 (http://www.viralvideochart.com/dailymotion/samsung_extreme_sheep_led_art?id=x8pdw9)

Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on April 04, 2009, 01:27 PM
thanks for sharing that link Sis ..... It's nice to see that some people LOVE their jobs --- extreme sheep is awesome! 
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on April 10, 2009, 07:11 AM
HAPPY  KEESTER
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on April 12, 2009, 02:04 AM
Happy Wendy's Bunny Day
this little guy lives by a Wendy's ordering sign
he lives and sleeps under the bushes there
Title: LET'S GET SOMETHING STARTED!
Post by: Bill on June 09, 2009, 03:58 AM
To one and all,

Seems like we need to push a bit to get a couple or several of you to enter your poems in the poetry board competition.  T7L stepped up.  Now we need a couple more of you to enter your free blank verse best.  It strikes me that free blank verse is the preference of most of the judges.  They look for striking imagery or striking phrasing that isn't bound to meter or rhyme. A lot of you are good at one or both.  Witt, "Reality" should be an entry, once you've got it where you want it, based on the reaction from those who are reading and commenting on a regular basis.  Trout, maybe you put together three or four of your relationship shorties as one poem with three of four parts.  Seems like sage is an old hand at writing well.  So sage, stick one of those wonders in there.  Sartor and Storytime are the best at rhyme and meter.  Maybe, based on the fact that Allen's poem got noted, one of you should enter what you think is one of your best.  Who knows?  Your fine way with rockin' and rollin' words might win a judge over.

But let's not let another month go by without giving our own local panel something to choose from and send on.  I entered in May and June.  We need some other fresh voices and vibrant takes on this or that.  That means YOU!

Title: Re: Start Something
Post by: EpylepticTrout on June 09, 2009, 01:14 PM
Bill,

I echo your clarion call to be sure. I considered you a man of taste until you recommended the On Human Intimacy series, lol.

I don't understand how this works.....we have our own local board? Does that mean that each board may only submit one poim per month? Why don't we just submit all (self) nominated poims, unless that's against the rules? We seem to have such a limited active membership currently, that I wonder who our board is, and does that board change up? Does our board try to match poims with the judges personality?

I ask only out of curiousity - it is certainly secondary to getting Splash poims into the process. Do it people - Do It NOW!

CuriousGeorgeTrout
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on June 09, 2009, 02:39 PM
I'm not sure that I understand your question, Trout. It might be that I have water in my ears, but it has always been YOU who enter your poem in the IBPC section.

Here are the "rules."

Please post your submission for the IBPC (Interboard Poetry Community) Competition.
By submitting your poem here, you give your consent to follow all IBPC rules.
When entering be sure to check out the current judge here to get a feel for the type of poems they like. It will help you to create this month's poem.
Also if you enter your poem or a second poem at another IBPC Board in the same month, please do not enter it here.
Why don't you submit your poem in the Poetic AX for a little tweaking and polishing?

Splash can enter three poems to the IBPC. It has been a long time since we've had more than three poems entered into the contest. If there are more than three, then I send them off anonymously to various professors at nearby colleges or to authors to judge what they think are the best. They don't know any of us from Adam's housecat, so there is nothing hinky going on there.

If you think that you have a contest winning poem, just put it in the contest. If someone else thinks that it is a winner, then you put it in the contest. If you think that someone else's poem is good, then you must get their permission and talk them into putting it into the contest.

That's the way we've done it for years.

I hope this helps.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: EpylepticTrout on June 09, 2009, 03:12 PM
Witt,

Thank you, you answered every question. Please don't think I was suggesting anything "hinky" was going on. I just didn't know. This is the first venue I have ever shared my poitry publicly and I have been here less than a year. I just didn't know the in's or out's.

I second Bill's suggestion to convince you to submit Reality

Trout
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Allen on June 09, 2009, 03:39 PM
Thank you, Bill, for your leadership.  I agree, we have a lot of good poets among our membership, and, frankly a very large amount of the work that we do is competition worthy.

Trout ~ As we go into the summer months, a time when Splash is traditionally quiet, those of us that are around, and not vacationing, can still participate.  Let's get going and search through our better poems, and consider entering the competition,
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bill on June 09, 2009, 07:54 PM
Adam had a cat?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on June 11, 2009, 04:43 AM

witt, I second Trouty on submitting Reality in the IBPC competition.  :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on July 01, 2009, 10:29 AM
Thanks, halo. I did.



Happy July the Onest!!

Isn't it great to have Splash back???
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on July 02, 2009, 11:52 PM
yes it is great -- it will be back to normal before you know it!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on July 03, 2009, 06:53 AM

It is soooo good to have Splash back up. I missed swimming around in here.

Good to hear it, Witt.

Halo
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Rach on July 03, 2009, 05:04 PM
i agree; i missed splash too.  thanks to everyone for getting it back up so quickly.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on July 05, 2009, 12:54 AM
Happy 4th Ya'll
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on August 01, 2009, 10:43 AM
Happy August the Onest!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Rach on August 01, 2009, 07:35 PM
Time is really flying!!   :rotfl
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Voodoo Child on August 03, 2009, 12:57 AM
Today is the last day of my hub's 2 week vacation!
Tomorrow, my 'vacation' begins! (hope that doesn't sound too mean  ;D)

Hurray!!!!  :dblu
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on August 03, 2009, 12:07 PM

Hey dear Voo, have a wonderful um...'vacation'  lol
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on August 24, 2009, 03:49 AM
Well give Allen a few days and he will have the all gadgets and goodies back up.

   ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on August 26, 2009, 07:22 PM
to funny Voo I know how ya feel
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on August 28, 2009, 01:22 AM
it's nice to see the skin back --beginning to look like home again :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on September 01, 2009, 12:05 PM
Happy September Onest!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on September 02, 2009, 03:32 AM

It is indeed a happy September Onest, witt. First day of Spring in Australia ...even though today is the 2nd. :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on September 13, 2009, 10:23 AM
Uh, oh. Friday the 13th came on a Sunday this month.


Happy Triskaidekaphobia Day!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on September 16, 2009, 09:52 AM
Whew! I guess September 15 was unlucky for us this time, but I think that things are up and running correctly now. I sure hope so.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Soft Words on September 16, 2009, 06:34 PM
Here's hoping that takes care of all the bad luck for the rest of... um forever?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on September 18, 2009, 12:54 AM
Today ..... I went to Google, thought I'd see if some of the very old Splash pages/posts (from the beginning of Splash-Time) were still in existence.  What I discovered was that I'm not the only daisyxo on the net (imagine that!).  I wasn't really that surprised, but OMG, some of the other daisyxo's on the net are into some pretty strange stuff. 

I began wondering ...... has anyone else Google'd their screennames to see just what is lingering, smouldering, uummm hanging around out there?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Rach on September 18, 2009, 11:53 PM
oh my daisy, that's a scary thought.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on October 01, 2009, 09:14 AM
Happy October the Onest!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Voodoo Child on October 02, 2009, 12:30 AM
October! My favorite month!  :dblu
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on October 31, 2009, 09:21 AM
Happy Halloween


Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on October 31, 2009, 10:28 AM
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/suicide_eagle_rath/halloween/94854k1bre8hi8a1.gif)

Ummm, like...

BOO!!

'n stuff.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on October 31, 2009, 01:01 PM
Very cute, guys...Halloween is not something I'm used to. It's not really recognized here. Hope y'all have fun and don't get sick tummy's  tummies from all the sweets... ;D

 :angel:

Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 01, 2009, 10:06 AM
Happy November the Oncest
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 13, 2009, 01:27 PM
Happy Triskaidekaphobia Day!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on November 13, 2009, 06:03 PM
Go on, I dare ya.  :tongue  ;D

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Title: Re: Today
Post by: Garnetblue on November 14, 2009, 01:19 AM
13  :dblu  13   :dblu  13   :dblu  13   :dblu  13   :dblu  13 
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 26, 2009, 11:01 AM
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!



May you have many blessings to count.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on December 01, 2009, 11:18 AM
Happy December the Onest!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Rach on December 09, 2009, 01:04 AM
December already???
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on December 15, 2009, 08:52 PM
For Members of Splash




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Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on December 30, 2009, 11:00 AM
A rare New Year's Eve Blue Moon to ring in 2010 Something that will not happen again until 2028.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091230/ap_on_sc/us_sci_blue_moon (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091230/ap_on_sc/us_sci_blue_moon)


Blue moon Ella Fitzgerald (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4218R-gBmts#)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on December 31, 2009, 07:00 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR


In the New Year may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship but never in want.


[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on January 01, 2010, 12:23 PM
Happy January the Onest!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bill on January 19, 2010, 01:48 AM
On this day in history, at the Battle of Kintgitme Downs, Sir Windston Verbosity strode forth to sneer at the Kirk of Walsh Harrows, and with breathless bravado challenged the sickening stench of his unwashed extremities.

"Strikest thou mine onliest heart with thine most sharpest weaponary, and ye shall but cause me to bleed, but thou shalt not raise sigh from my soul, nor render me hopeless in the face of direst straights for beyond the sunset of mine downfall is the sunrise of your own shallow victory which though momentarily satisfactory shall only be but momentarily satisfactory when viewed in the light of the eternity we all think might be waiting and the reality which we know is but the wisp of a nightmarish engagement with our own paltry imaginings whose..."

Before he could finish, the Kirk Of Walsh Harrows slipped from his saddle in a stupor which could only be attributed to his fine manners suffering Sir Windston to continue apace with his last words, and the overwhelming impact of those words on the Kirk's exhausted physique.

Thus snatching victory from the very jaws of defeat, Sir Windston was immediately set upon by his own hardy troops who had heard enough over the years.  They seized opportunity, as only those may who realize that video cameras had not yet been invented.  Cutting down Sir Windston with the Kirk's sword, they then curled the Kirk's hand round his bloodied weapon, woke him and surrendered on condition of pardon and a promise that they would return to their own soil in silent contemplation of the opportunity which fate had placed in their hands.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bill on January 19, 2010, 08:55 PM
On this day in history, Senator Leonard Dimsbit proposed the formation of a committee to investigate the unrealized benefits of synthesizing the unsubstantiated, but nonetheless magnetic appeal of fire ants as a potential source of low cost and highly efficient energy.  In the light of successive, if unsuccessful, attempts to "milk" the toxin produced by fire ants, which many thought could produce a fuel such as the world has never known, the initiative shown by the good senator in suggesting appending the proposal as a rider on a bill which signed into law would increase funding for the investigation of the impact of highland roaches on lowland roach populations was much appreciated by his fellow legislative branch peer, Senator Kerry MeHome.  Together they drafted the rider to reflect the economic impact on the nation as a whole and their local constituencies in particular, with italicized notations stating that the environment of the lowland roach was not sufficient to maintain its population and without the study of the highland roaches the lowland roach would be listed as a potentially endangered species.

Thinking that having a few representative representatives of the fire ant on hand to illustrate their finely crafted legislation, Dimsbit and MeHome made their way to the nearest fire ant colony to trap some of the little devils and bring them sedated and caged to Washington DC.  A copy of their itinerary was left on Dimsbit desk, which copy was invaluable in tracing their movements from Washington DC by way of Paris, France, to a resort in Florida where it was said an expert in the behavior of wild ants was said to be residing.  From there, the itinerary stated, they would make their way to an isolated region of east Texas where several fire ant colonies had been spotted via satellite recon.  Unfortunately, all that remains is the itinerary,and a few bits of charred flesh gathered from one of the mounds in east Texas.  Search and rescue on the scene did find a tiny toothpick and some etching in the loose earth at the base of one of the mounds.  As best deciphered by Egyptologists,(It has long been known that ants were worshipped in Egypt as exemplary builders of high mounds, relative to their own small stature) the icnoic images indicated that the sacrifice was complete and it was time to eat the remains of the offering.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bill on January 20, 2010, 11:12 PM
On this day in history, Joan Fetchman, world renowned founder and sole member of the West Coast Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Me, made a determined effort to rattle the complacency of her Neighborhood Watch consortium by placing no less (though some suspect it was no more) than three unopened 64 litre bottles of a similarly world renowned, but, which for the sake of legal ramifications must remain unidentified, soft drink product in strategic locations bound to attract the attention of the muffin brains posing as adolescents of a certain age.  Near to the bottles, but not near enough to infer any sort of direct connection to the soft drinks as companion parts to her nefarious intentions, she placed three unwrapped rolls of a popular candy commercially promoted to attract members of the opposite sex to one another should one or the other open the packet and begin to absorb the packet's wafers into the chemical wonderland of his (or in the case of a her) or her physiological system.  Deftly disguising her handwriting, on the pavement between each set of soft drink and hard candy, she scrawled directions as to how the two elements could be combined for an exhilarating time which could last at least as long as it takes to breath once, and appended at various angle to the directions gang graffitti she was certain would insure the relative safety of the project as nothing more, but certainly less than the threat level of mugging an eighty four year old woman on her way back from the grocery store.

Then, perching in a tall tree proximate to all three locations, (all three actually being at the base of the tall tree) she put on a pair of night vision goggles and waited for the street urchins to approach and take the bait. Some six hours later, said street urchins, numbering between six and nine, found the strategically placed hard and software, realized the significance of the carefully scrawled in sidewalk chalk directions, and proceeded to uncap bottles, unwrap candies, and unite one to the other in quick fertive movements, which included dropping hard candy into soft drink, shaking same and running for the hills.  The ensuing activity within all three bottles burst the bottle caps into the air within inches of the lightly dozing Joan, which distance was not far enough away to prevent a sudden awakening, an imbalance in the force of her personal equilibrium, and a loss of perch obedient to the laws of physics.  The distance between perch and hard earth was sufficient to instill a moment of panic in and a sudden shrief of realization from Joan which was only stilled and silenced, respectively, by that distance crossed with a sound equivalent to, if not actually approaching the sound of a melon being hit by a sledge hammer.

Needless to say, the West Coast Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Me ceased to exist.  To this day no one has successfully determined why a combination of soft drink and hard candy would diminish capacity enough for an 84 year old woman to climb a tree and commit suicide, however authorities have left the case open as they investigate the unrelated but just as mystifying circumstance surrounding the keying of Lance Boils' recently restored Plymouth Duster in the vicinity of that fateful tree.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on January 22, 2010, 12:30 PM
Bill, what medications are you now taking? I think I might need some of it.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bill on January 22, 2010, 07:21 PM
On this say in history, Methusaleh Jones was making his merry way down to the local constabulary to report an encroachment on the sacred precincts of his domicile, formerly known as 4698 South Wakely, but now,(for internal revenue purposes only), elevated to the status of, "The Congregation of the Truest & Bestest Friends Any God Ever Had," consisting of Methusaleh, who, constantly in contact with Any God, was best equipped to determine what, of all things true and best, were truly the truest and bestest, one designated assistant entitled to be called, "the Faithful Friend," beloved of the dvine head, and quite often seen padding along by his side, four designated song singers forever to be honored as the Chorus Major, and a congregation numbering never less than six, but rarely exceeding that capacity since the fire marshall had  officially listed six as the seating capacity of the sanctuary, (formerly known as the living room,) but hereafter referenced  as the Life Giving room, which, upon entering, one must profess to the first tenant of all things truest and bestest and give up everything that makes life worth living.

According to the constable's report, somewhat smudged due to the coffee spill on the sole remaining report form, which spill occurred when Methusaleh Jones made an entrance worthy of the fabled, if fictional, Godzilla's sudden appearance all over Tokyo, startling the worthy enforcer of all things ordinanced by the town's rather detached council which consisted of said constable, said constable's dedicated secretary, and said secretary's unemployable son, Gerald, whose commitment to civilizing the town's citizenry was as evident as his commitment to keeping his room clean which level of commitment was never validated by his Mom, a "late-night lurker" had attempted to decorate Methusaleh's sanctuary in a fashion reminiscent of Jackson Pollack's most storied art pieces, which decorations, for those of you who do not recall Jackson Pollack or his most storied art pieces, resembled a kindergardener's first attempt at finger painting, yet, those scribbles which could be deciphered amounted to a denigration of The Congregation of the Truest & Bestest Friends Any God Ever Had, said denigrating terms being best summarized by the scrawl on the overhead garage door, "Git your ridiculous rearend out of town before next sundown!"

Naturally, chagrined beyond belief, the constable took speedy action, rode his moped directly to Mr. Jones' sanctuary, cordoned off the sanctuary and all of its surrounding campus, and began to imitate, as best he could, all those imitations of law enforcement procedures he had studied the night before while watching the latest installment of CSI - Miami, right down to the cool shades and the bagging of everything in sight, including some things which he claimed only he could see with his special WalMart flashlight. 

Methusaleh, naturally overwhelmed by the implications of such a vicious attack on holy ground, queried about the possible reoccupation of the sanctuary, whereupon the constable remarked that the investigation might take weeks, even months, and that until complete Mr. Jones would have to find other accomodations for himself, the Faithful Friend, and the Chorus Major, which startling proclamation backed up by the constable's nervous habit of playing with his shotgun's safety compelled the worthy divine to pack Faithful Friend and the Chorus Major into his Chrysler Caravan and seek out refuge at the Motel Six some thirty miles distant.

There seems to be some truth to the rumor that the valiant constable was seen waving goodbye to Methusaleh Jones as he drove out of town, heading west towards the setting sun.

Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bill on January 25, 2010, 02:19 PM
On this day in history while Selucia Stephenson was waiting for the bus at the intersection of 39th Avenue and Wrangler Lane, bidding his waiting time contemplating the rather unique arrangement of cracks in the aged concrete slabs which made up the sidewalk beneath his feet, he received an epiphany, suddenly aware that he was not staring at the effects of weathering on concrete, but rather the unique hieroglyphic styling of the lost civilization of the Pelthorians, an offshoot tribe of the last of the Rimonian subterraneon cave culture of unknown origin, whose place in ancient history was established in 1979 by the diggings at the tell located just beneath the incredibly huge compost heap known as the 8th Avenue City Dump.

Realizing that his present viewing position would force an irregular view of the newly discovered, but altogether indecipherable etchings, Selucia made an 180 degree turn and took one step back, which placed him down and off the curb, but corrected the viewing angle to the point that what had formerly been seen only as a child's essay on the value of leading a dark life with an enlightened mind was now evidently a formula for developing a mode of innerspace transportation based on the heretothen untapped energy trapped within the confines of the waste products produced by the mastigations of the Funnel Cats, a rare species of feral beast which had evolved in the underearth areas of the region. 

According to the notebook scrawl left behind by Selucia, the key to unlocking this potential source of clean energy was the translation of a formula carved into the rim and downward slope of the curb, necessitating taking a prone position on the asphalt paving and peering with undisturbed focus at the zigular nature of the Pelthorian zags.  Unfortunately, as Selucia was the only one familiar with the ancient language, the ability to unleash this amazing source of renewable energy (Funnel Cats being the reproductive beasts that they are) will never be unlocked as at the very moment Selucia was about to write that formula down, the bus ran over and depressed his prone form, the driver being too busy cursing his ipod for failing to download the right song at the right time, and Selucia's prone form contributing to a lower than usual profile for the visually impaired driver.

Further contributing to the loss of such valued information was the city street repair crew which tore up the sidewalk area adjacent to the bustop and replaced it with a new and smoother version of the ancient slab.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bill on January 25, 2010, 02:28 PM
To Witt,

I smoke a rather rare, if not totally obscure offshoot of the Provakian herb family, usually, but not always found springing up from the earth which has settled between the fissures found near the conjuction of the preColumbian and Iskertanian stratas.  Delicate in structure, but containing powerful hallucinogens within its chemical makeup, the extract necessary for the formation of profound, if not always appreciated insights, fromhereonandalways called Uvagottobeakittingmea is generally produced by the combined efforts of a chemistry major and a fast-talking minor.   
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on January 25, 2010, 04:44 PM
Well, that explains it!

I sort of thought that you had gotten hold of some Uvagottobeakittingmea but it is so rare that I thought that you couldn't possibly have partaken of it.


Keep it up if the supply lasts.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on February 02, 2010, 09:28 PM
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: Rach on February 06, 2010, 05:18 PM
oh witt...neat pretty.  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on March 01, 2010, 09:35 AM
Happy March the Onest!


So let's

MARCH 2-3-4!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on March 13, 2010, 12:52 PM
Friday the Thirteenth comes on a Saturday this month.


Happy Triskaidekaphobia Day!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on March 17, 2010, 12:05 PM
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on March 18, 2010, 02:09 AM

Bless you all with the "Luck O The Irish"
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on April 23, 2010, 09:53 PM
It's a wonderful 81 degrees in sunny south Florida today --- springtime around here makes a lot of us want to call in "sick."   

I used to work for a guy who would never call in sick during the spring ----- he believed that if he lied about it - he would really get sick -- so he would go home for lunch on a nice day and about an hour later I'd get a phone call from him ......... I'm calling in "well" see you tomorrow.  He had such a bad case of spring fever!

What's going on in your corner of the world?

 :sunny
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on April 23, 2010, 10:41 PM
oooh, sounds lovely in sunny florida daisy!  Here in Dallas it's cloudy and very overcast.  We had high winds and rains overnight.  The weekend however promises sunshine!   

The one thing about Texas though is...it is always said that if you don't like the weather in Texas...stick around.  It can change in a heartbeat!  This was the oddest winter ever.  We had SNOW on Christmas Eve here in Dallas, then another big snow again mid-February.  We loved it!

I admit I am ready for summer though...anyone else?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bill on April 24, 2010, 08:36 PM
          On this day in history, Cutler Henson, who was fast approaching the ripe old age of 37 (having survived 15 of those years ducking his parents, another 15 or so dodging about with his peers, and the last seven deepening his relationship with his parole officer), and certain that he needed to insure a fairly stable income for the remainder of the week, walked up to the ATM at Central and 19th Avenue around midnight, just as Peter Morawski was poking his pin number into the man's system thinking about Sweet Linda and how much sweeter she would be for a small fee which thought left him slightly distracted long enough for Cutler to poke his switchblade into Peter's back and, speaking his truth in love, offer a deal no one could refuse, though Peter contemplated doing so long enough for the blade's tip to draw a small amount of blood, whereupon he stepped to the side and watched as Cutler entered an amount that would make the payment on his moped and buy groceries for about a week, all the while wondrously and ambidexterously shielding the camera from the horror of having to record both his face and the look on Peter's. 
         No sooner did the machine count out product for services needed than Cutler turned, and with a smile that could have curdled milk, but curdled Peter's blood instead, slashed away at Peter's Abercrombie & Fitch facade in a fashion faintly reminiscent of all the Zorro movies Cutler was so fond of watching and while Peter fainted and fell, Cutler turned and strode away thinking to himself that making an honest living was overrated which thought so preoccupied his mind that he didn't notice the barrel of the small but effective .22 hiding behind the corner of the building in the capable hands of Swede Limschidecherst (who unbeknownst to Peter agreed with the take on life in general) and so, for the fourth time that month put to rest the notion that there is no justice in this world by shooting Cutler in the back of the head and, pausing long enough to grab Peter's cash, (because they just don't pay parole officers enough these days,) walked backwards for about six steps, sweeping the area, and then hands in the pockets of his hoodie, made for the busstop.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on April 24, 2010, 08:44 PM
oh Bill---sounds like survival of the fittest.   chilling.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Allen on April 24, 2010, 09:18 PM
Blood curdling indeed!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bill on May 18, 2010, 08:14 PM
To CafeRg, Witt, Allen, etc.,

Today I offer my heartfelt thanks to any and all who had any part in restoring via renaming, or whatever it took, the formerly known as, "SplashHall," to "Tin Roof Alley Poets."  It means I can once again share great moments in hystery, mangle the commonly accepted standards of the American English language, and seek to reduce complex issues to inscrutable philosophies. 

Regards,
Bill
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cy street on May 18, 2010, 08:33 PM
All I have to drop is this, I completely agree with Bill.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on May 18, 2010, 08:57 PM
Great to see you Bill and Cy Guy! I hope we don't drop off into Never Never Land again.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 27, 2010, 03:33 PM
Hi  :kool Welcome to the New Tin Roof Alley Poets aka The Poets Alley! (formerly splashhall poetry). As always please make yourself at home. Update your Profile, let me know what you been up to?

Please share with us what changes or additions we should make to the Communities Forums here at Tin Roof Alley Poets aka The Poets Alley? Share your poetry, music and videos in the many forums.

We have a ton of new goodies coming to serve your poetry and art needs. If you have/had a Members Personal Forum, be aware we have changed the name to Market Street Alley Shops. They are now for both your personal use (non commercial) and for announcing you book signings, poetry meet ups, CD releases, selling your art and crafts (commercial). You will have to be a qualified active member, see the guidelines here http://www.tinroofalleypoets.org/poetry_boards/index.php/topic,15984.0.html (http://www.tinroofalleypoets.org/poetry_boards/index.php/topic,15984.0.html)

Also be aware the old AlleyTrader will be deleted, instead you will have to have your own Market Street Alley Shop. This is a benefit to you, as your activities outside of the Tin Roof Alley Poets community will become more organized and members will have an easier time navigating to your event.Market Street Alley Shops are completely Free just for being an active Tin Roof Alley Poets Member

Well we are just getting started and with your help we can make Tin Roof Alley Poets poetry community aka The Poets Alley the best yet. So give us a shoutout, post your poetry in the appropriate forum and most important ..share with your friends.


 :wine :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on May 29, 2010, 12:41 PM
Heading out of town for a couple of days ...... then back for a week, then gone for a week.  I'll try to peek in a time or two this weekend.  Please remember to honor those who have fought for our freedom!  It's a beautiful day in the Alley!

 :yinyang
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on May 29, 2010, 01:23 PM

Take care of yourself daisy, hope there is some relaxation and fun in this trip.
Halo
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Soft Words on June 19, 2010, 04:16 PM
Today holds secrets, goodbyes and swimming pools. And an early night to bed, before the wine bottles come out.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on July 02, 2010, 05:32 AM
I have some personal family issues to deal with so I'll be steppin' away for a bit. But, I'll be sneakin' back in when you least expect it...so no roughhousin, you hear me!? yeah, that's right...I'm lookin' at you. G.

On second thought, why dont you just go to the corner and stay there till I get back.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on July 02, 2010, 10:36 PM
it's more fun to be roughhousing --- won't break anything, I promise!!!!!     *dance*  *dance*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on July 03, 2010, 12:23 AM
Peace to you G, in all you do, we look forward to your return.  I promise to behave, won't rough Marsha, or anyone up too much.  *hug*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on July 03, 2010, 12:29 AM
G...I promise we will save your spot!  But then, who could fill it really?  Noone!
Huggggs to you!
 :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on July 15, 2010, 01:34 AM

Did anybody else notice that the Alley had 53 visitors on Sunday 11th July? I have never seen that many visitors
at one time...is this some kind of record for the Alley?

 :angel:
Title: Re: Today
Post by: EpylepticTrout on July 15, 2010, 01:43 AM
oops, sorry I reserved every computer at the library that day and accessed this site. Just doing my best to promote the Alley by leaving this site active for the next user.....

Trout
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on July 15, 2010, 07:16 AM
oops, sorry I reserved every computer at the library that day and accessed this site. Just doing my best to promote the Alley by leaving this site active for the next user.....

Trout

I should have known it was you, Trouty...wow, does your library have 53 public computers? Not mine, probably not even 20. Guess that's what it's like living in the colonies.  :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on July 16, 2010, 09:51 PM
As I recall, wasn't Australia some sort of colony...hmmm?  :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on July 17, 2010, 12:28 PM
As I recall, wasn't Australia some sort of colony...hmmm?  :tongue

A Penal colony to be exact. My Aussie way of phrasing things lead you to believe it was America that was the colony. No G, it's definitely down here.

Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on August 01, 2010, 01:42 PM
Happy August the Onest!



Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on August 02, 2010, 01:04 AM


Happy August onest to you too, witt and everyone.   :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on August 02, 2010, 03:16 AM
^glances up at the Halo on his head^ Hey! You're not foolin' me...you already had August the Onest...it's Auguest the Twoest in Oz.  :tongue

Makes a note to inquire of Bill how much he is paid every month and whether he is allowed to arbitrarily raise his rates like other corporations..seriously condering changing my name to 'Bill' and raising my rate in monthly increments

P.S. In case you were wondering, my check for that particular 'Bill' is in the mail..honest.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on August 07, 2010, 09:16 PM
This is for Halo:

Oy, oy, oy!

An Aussie wins the Nationwide race.


Way to go Ambrose!!!!


Good luck tomorrow!



Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on August 08, 2010, 12:01 AM


I did a quick Google search and now I have an idea who Ambrose is and what race he was in...NASCAR.

Thanks witt  :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on August 09, 2010, 03:45 PM
Today I met a lady who was at ground zero on 9/11. She is a clerk in my small town. I could see she was disturbed by something, so just to cheer her up I asked about her accent, which of course was heavily New York.

Well that broke into a flood of tears as she was trying, at that moment, to deal with the trauma of 9/11 after all these years. I listened, the line grew longer and not a single person interrupted to say they were busy or in a hurry.

She needed to vent today and that whole line allowed her that moment. Who knows what a difference we'll make in a person's life if we just stop a moment to show we care.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on August 11, 2010, 11:34 PM
Sometimes all you need to change a life is to be is a sympathetic ear.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on August 13, 2010, 12:26 PM
Cringe-inducing typo outside Greensboro, N. C. school

(http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab134/random_thought_leakage/Typo.jpg)

Well, here's something to make your old English teacher gasp in horror: A road contractor hired to paint the word "school" on a freshly paved stretch of road near Southern Guilford High School in North Carolina rendered the traffic area in question a "shcool" zone.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20100811/od_yblog_upshot/behold-americas-educational-system-captured-in-a-single-photograph (http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20100811/od_yblog_upshot/behold-americas-educational-system-captured-in-a-single-photograph)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on August 13, 2010, 01:30 PM
HAHAHAHAHA!!

Are you sure that wasn't from my old high school???
Title: Today
Post by: elise on August 14, 2010, 12:42 AM
irony

Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on August 14, 2010, 12:46 AM
for G...
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on August 14, 2010, 12:54 AM
 *hehe*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on August 14, 2010, 01:12 AM
Witt, I can only hope the contractor wasn't one of your former students.  :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on August 14, 2010, 03:11 AM
For E:

Alanis Morissette - Ironic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v9yUVgrmPY#)

 :wine <----Chardonnay  *lick*
Title: Today
Post by: elise on August 16, 2010, 10:46 PM
Sign of the times
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on August 23, 2010, 03:57 PM
This August has 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays, 5 Tuesdays, all in one month.It happens once in 823 years.
I probably will miss it next time!

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Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on August 23, 2010, 06:16 PM
Very interesting, but no five fridays?!? Danggit, I could have used an extra pay day.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on August 23, 2010, 07:06 PM
Two Moons On August 27

Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will culminate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles off earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on August 23, 2010, 07:09 PM
Is this for real G?  Cuz I thought it was---then someone said its a hoax.  I hope it's true!

Hey Earl!!  I am with ya there!  5 Fridays would be great!!!!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on August 26, 2010, 02:12 PM
this is cool has anyone else noticed how one time things have happen in the last 50 years and things that happen only every 1000's of years makes ya wonder huh and to know wow we got and get to see them
like this Friday night - it will look like we have 2 moons
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on September 01, 2010, 11:48 AM
HAPPY SEPTEMBER THE ONEST!


What wonders will be bestowed on us this month?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on September 03, 2010, 11:39 PM
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on September 04, 2010, 03:07 PM
I went to my local watering hole for breakfast this morning and met a silver haired older lady that was full of conversation and talked about the up coming football season. Just a nice regular down to earth person.
We got on the subject of occupations and I was amazed to find she was a Nun assigned to the Basilica that tends to the Pope in Rome. She is originally from Va and was back for a visit. I have met some of the most interesting people at that watering hole.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on September 09, 2010, 09:56 AM
Just goes to show, Earl...Nuns have the strangest habits.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bill on September 10, 2010, 02:27 PM
Keep the community of San Bruno in your prayers.  The conflagration of unexpected and devastating proportions is going to leave a scar on the neighborhood, much more so the lives of hundreds.

So suddenly, he said,
that there was no chance
to be shocked.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on September 12, 2010, 12:48 PM

What a horrible accident...thank you for posting this, I hadn't heard anything about this. Will pray for the ppl.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on September 12, 2010, 04:47 PM
It seems like there is way more devastation in the world these days...
lots of people to think about, and pray for.
Thank you for sharing this Bill.
 :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on September 23, 2010, 09:26 AM
HAPPY FIRST DAY OF FALL!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on September 23, 2010, 09:30 AM

Happy Fall, dear witt and everyone.  :sunny
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on September 23, 2010, 11:15 AM
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on October 01, 2010, 11:54 AM
HAPPY OCTOBER THE ONEST!


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Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on October 01, 2010, 12:01 PM
Ha ha! Happy October 1st to you too, witt. It's still the 1st here as well, we're on the same day for such a short time.
 :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on October 01, 2010, 04:19 PM
In the spirit of the season .... and to hopefully bring out the creative in as many as possible .... I've added a NEW CHALLENGE -- Halloween is upon us - Get Your Spooky On!

http://www.tinroofalleypoets.org/poetry_boards/index.php/topic,16308.msg119191.html#new (http://www.tinroofalleypoets.org/poetry_boards/index.php/topic,16308.msg119191.html#new)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on October 01, 2010, 08:44 PM
Hey Witt---when I opened my eyes this morning, I uttered "October the Onest" and thought of you!  What gives????
LOL
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on October 02, 2010, 12:21 AM
this is my fav time of year the Holidays roll in quick now
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on October 02, 2010, 02:32 PM
Hey Witt---when I opened my eyes this morning, I uttered "October the Onest" and thought of you!  What gives????
LOL


Maybe you're getting to be as whacky as I am!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on October 02, 2010, 02:39 PM
Four out of three people have trouble with fractions.



Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on October 02, 2010, 06:55 PM
After a few puzzling moments, changing the batteries in my calculator that I thought were weak, and asking my grandson to figure this out while he looked at me like I was crazy, I finally got it.

WITT IS RIGHT!!!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on October 04, 2010, 03:09 AM
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on October 11, 2010, 03:16 PM
HALLOWEEN   IS COMING!
JUMP IN TO OUR CONTEST CHALLENGE BELOW!   

http://www.tinroofalleypoets.org/poetry_boards/index.php/topic,16308.0.html (http://www.tinroofalleypoets.org/poetry_boards/index.php/topic,16308.0.html)

See the s c a r y pictures to inspire you!
 :poet
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on October 17, 2010, 01:36 AM
HALLOWEEN ALLEY  POETRY CHALLENGE!

CHECK IT OUT HERE AND GET YER SPOOKY ON!http://www.tinroofalleypoets.org/poetry_boards/index.php/topic,16308.0.html (http://www.tinroofalleypoets.org/poetry_boards/index.php/topic,16308.0.html)

See the s c a r y pictures to inspire you!
 
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 01, 2010, 09:43 AM
Happy November the Onest!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on November 01, 2010, 10:50 AM

Happy November the onest to you too witt and amazingly it's the onest in the states and Oz right this minute and for the next 2hours and 10 minutes.  :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lucid on November 05, 2010, 01:33 PM
Just a quick note to say hello to everyone!!   Huggggs.....
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 05, 2010, 02:22 PM
Gracious day in the morning! Look who it is!

It's great to see you!!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on November 11, 2010, 03:26 PM
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on November 12, 2010, 04:20 PM
Even being held quite late (or early depending on ones perspective) in my time zone I was happy to attend the Live Poetry Reading at Yak. Was my first time there, but surely will come visit again!

Thanks Halo, Mystic, elise, Loner and selkie for sharing your poems and views on different things. I enjoyed it!
 :poet
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on December 21, 2010, 11:10 AM
H A P P Y   F I R S T   D A Y   O F   W I N T E R ! !
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on December 21, 2010, 04:44 PM
Thanks Witt!
Same to you and then to know it has already been "wintering" here for 4 weeks now...Sure is going to be a long long winter... :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on January 01, 2011, 06:22 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR DEAR ONES!


(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/smileys/girl-smiley-hearts-gigi.gif)



Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on January 01, 2011, 10:54 AM
Happy January the Onest!! 2011





Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on January 01, 2011, 10:59 AM
Yes, happy onest...we are actually on the same first day, in 2011.   *party*

for anybody wondering, in Australia its 10.00pm on the 1/1/2011, whereas it's 6.00am or there about in the States on the 1/1/2011!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on January 02, 2011, 01:06 AM
Happy New Year One & All
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on January 02, 2011, 04:34 PM
Happy January the Onest!! 2011

Hahahaha..I was laughing loud...that's so cute  :tongue
HAPPY & ABOVE ALL HEALTHY 2011 to all my dear Poetry Family Friends!!
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on January 10, 2011, 01:10 PM
It's snowing like crazy here in the sunny South!!



Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on January 10, 2011, 01:28 PM
Wow witt...Climate change is hitting everywhere it seems!

Its a sunny day here in wintery Holland
 :comfort
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on January 10, 2011, 01:32 PM
and up north in Queensland we have floods covering land mass the size of Germany and France put together...the whole
planet seems to be topsy turvy.  :sunny
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 11, 2011, 02:15 PM
drinking coffee ..working on improving The Alley

                                     :coffee
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on January 11, 2011, 02:59 PM
Have a good 5th everybody!!  *party* (and before you go reply but Dutch it's the 11th already...its 11-1-11 = 5 )  :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: B Kind on January 11, 2011, 04:20 PM
test

Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (From "Legends of Rock 'n' Roll" DVD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3-rf4EgAm8#)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 12, 2011, 07:57 PM
cold here in kentucky 21F/-6C ..sitting here smoking a cig and drinking a fresh cuppa joe

                                                            :coffee
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 14, 2011, 03:31 PM
Hey Look! ..Its my favorite pair of shoes. Good to see you Champagne  *dance*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 16, 2011, 03:26 PM
Good Morning Alley Cats! Whats on your mind?

                                   :coffee
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on January 16, 2011, 03:31 PM
Hi there Rg!

Not much here. Have been busy with paperwork all of the day and I don't even try to do some poetry writing because
 nothing reasonable seems to be brewing up in my mind these last few weeks...
Maybe this is what they call a winter depression or something but then if you are aware of one, then it can be so, or can it?
 :poet
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on January 17, 2011, 12:09 PM

Cheer up Dutch, winter doesn't last forever, spring is not all that far away.   :sunny

hmmm, what's on my mind? Chicken Pox, iiiiiiiiitchey, nasty little things. And how long do these things take to go away anyways...I know the answer to that btw.
Two daughters with them, one waiting to see if she has them aaaaaaand two granddaughters more than likely going to get them.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/smileys/9e4b3ee1.gif)
not much poetry being written by me at this point in time ~sigh~


Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on January 17, 2011, 01:58 PM
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 17, 2011, 02:33 PM
Long Live the Dream!


      :yinyang
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 18, 2011, 02:42 PM
Remembering Christina Green, age 9 - Gabe Zimmerman, age 30 - U.S. District Judge John Roll, age 63 - Dorwin Stoddard, age 76 - Dorothy Morris, age 76 - Phyllis Schneck, age 79 - 13 others wounded including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, AZ Tragedy shooting.

"Imagine" - John Lennon - Tucson Tribute - (Sam Tsui / AHMIR cover) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QqAVFwGwaI#ws)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 19, 2011, 06:06 PM
I was wondering where time went, so I went outside looking for it. When I got back I noticed another two hours slipped away..


      :beatnik



Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on January 20, 2011, 10:09 PM
I want my two hours back.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on January 21, 2011, 12:32 PM

am I going completely nuts or did someone remove the Board containing all the interviews with our Splash/Alley poets?
I can't find it...
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 21, 2011, 04:46 PM
LoL @ A Friend ..and a bunches of hours on top of that ..I need to try all this again  :kool


@ Halo ..i cant answer the crazy part  *rofl*  But the interviews Meet An Alley Poet - A Poetic Tryst (http://www.tinroofalleypoets.org/poetry_boards/index.php/board,75.0.html) have taken up temporary residence in the Market Street Shops
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on January 21, 2011, 11:02 PM

thanks Rg, as for the crazy...I'm just fine   wink*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on January 22, 2011, 12:19 PM
Make peace with the past so that it won't spoil the present.




Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 22, 2011, 04:56 PM
I wonder if people shouldn't think of them self as being the ..center of the universe ..would it be PC to think of yourself as being ..on the edge of the universe?

        :coffee


Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 24, 2011, 05:52 PM

         
tweet tweet



Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on January 25, 2011, 02:31 PM
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Robert Burns Birthday

O Bonnie Scotland
your glen fiddich lochs and bens
Slainte! A dram to you!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on January 26, 2011, 12:17 AM


It's Australia day today - 26th January - national holiday  (http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q238/bangmystar/australian_flag.jpg)
Lots of BBQ's and relaxation, for me anyways.  :tongue

Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on January 26, 2011, 02:17 AM
go easy on the Glenfiddich, Dutch...you don't want a hang over  *hehe*  Happy Posthumous Birthday to Robert Burns.  *party*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 26, 2011, 04:04 AM
@ Dutch ..I'll drink to that ..lol..

       *beer* *beer*

@ Halo ..Happy DownUnder Day!! Maybe you could show us some pictures of this day.

       *party* *party*

Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on January 26, 2011, 04:11 AM

I haven't done anything in the slightest bit Australia Day exciting. Spent the day resting up, recovering from a sore throat.
So, unless you want pics of my Tonsils (Eeeeeeeeew), I got nuffin to show.  :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 26, 2011, 04:21 AM
Glad to hear you are feeling better. and I agree, unless your tonsils sing or dance  we dont need to see them (Soft Word might though)  *rofl*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on January 26, 2011, 04:31 AM

Haha! No talented tonsils here. I doubt our sweet sawbones might be interested in my tonsils...but if she is, she can't have 'em. Nooooo way!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 26, 2011, 08:41 PM
there's a bright side to this hard winter, we (in Kentucky) are only about 30some days before warmer spring temps. Of course with that ..we also get thunderstorms and left over tornados   *rofl*


Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 27, 2011, 02:21 PM
This cracks me up  *rofl*

Dead Skunk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuY44PHC0wI#)


Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on January 29, 2011, 11:06 PM
haven't heard that in long time  tooo funny
Title: Re: Today
Post by: jd-mitchell on January 30, 2011, 12:26 AM
The rumors of my demise are greatly overrated. Much to the chagrin of many peple. :dblu
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 31, 2011, 12:38 PM
fresh brewed coffee, a full pack of smokes, dsl ..what more could a poet want on this day called the present?

                                                                      :poet



Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on January 31, 2011, 12:41 PM

perhaps for a poem to pop into your head... *hehe* 'morning Rg  :coffee
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on January 31, 2011, 01:38 PM
Good Morning/Afternoon Halo  :sunny ..there's one in there and should bloom soon  :poet ..lol..


Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on February 01, 2011, 12:27 PM

Good morning to you too Rg, your poem bloomed I see...don't know if I can give you any suggestions, but I enjoyed
it, took my thoughts on a journey of their own.  :sunny
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on February 01, 2011, 02:40 PM
HAPPY FEBRUARY THE ONEST!








Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 01, 2011, 03:53 PM
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 02, 2011, 02:49 PM
we escaped the Blizzard of 2011 but not the cold ..i need a Hot cuppa joe, please

             :coffee



Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on February 02, 2011, 10:48 PM


The top end of Queensland is still connected to OZ. Even the 300km/hr winds didn't break it off. It was some cyclone though...
lots of damage and a rain forest flattened.  At this point no one is dead or injured that I've heard of.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 03, 2011, 01:32 PM
YiKES! ..thats right ya'll had that cyclone ..wheewwww ..glad you are ok  *clap*

How close was it to you?

      :coffee


Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on February 03, 2011, 11:53 PM

oh, around 2,000+ kms away...Melbourne doesn't get cyclones, we're too far south, but we are getting some tropical rain fall, I guess it's peripheral storm rain.
Looks at this time that no lives were lost, hopefully it stays that way. :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on February 05, 2011, 12:16 PM
When I see my former students in town and they yell, "There's my old English teacher," now they mean it literally!
~Witt's Witticisms







Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on February 06, 2011, 09:57 AM

Rg, hope you're feeling better...you need some  :sunny aaaaand we got 141mm of rain on Friday, floods in some parts of Melbourne.
Fortunately we live on a hill!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 18, 2011, 07:13 PM
sometimes no matter how hard you try ..its always ..today  *hehe*




P.S. Halo I hope you dried out by now  *beer* *beer*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on February 18, 2011, 10:26 PM
Halo,

I do feel sometimes, we as poets, are all on a hill
as the outside world see us as something from the past
at least some of my friends and family think like that
The fool on the hill
from the Beatles song  :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on February 19, 2011, 01:29 AM

'evening Rg, yes the big wet seems to have dried up...I think those in Queensland and Northern Victoria will be cleaning up
the mess for a while to come though. My daughter is still waiting for the insurance company to pay her out for her car that got flooded
on that day we had a 141mm (around 5in) of rain two weeks ago. She is just one of a large number seeking payouts, a very large number; may
take ages...


Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on February 19, 2011, 01:31 AM


this is true, Dutch. I'm reluctant to admit to some I write poetry because it is private and precious as well as being a very
public creativity. People often think it old fashioned, a joke or just plain odd. It is none of those things to those of us who write

...even if we are a little bit odd at times   (http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/smileys/ththTanning-2.gif)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on February 23, 2011, 09:45 PM
" Just stand up. Sometimes you have to stand alone. Sometimes you have to stand for a long time, but stand up!"~~~Paul Robeson
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on February 25, 2011, 06:00 PM
Today I ate at the local Jumbos restaurant for the first time. I had been on the lot a few times with dad going there to pick up mom. She was a cook there back in the 1950s, but because of segregation we couldn't eat there.
Its always been a curiosity to me how black slaves and black women during segregation could cook the food, raise the white kids, take care of the homes, but we couldn't eat in public places, but I digress.

I spoke to the new owner who is a young black lady from Atlanta, Ga. I had to tell her about the irony  of her now being the owner of this place and how our people couldn't eat there until the late 1960s. My point is we are not talking about ancient history here. I now have a new friend and a great new place to eat.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on March 03, 2011, 12:16 PM

Good morning all...it's my bed time and it's breakfast time stateside. Hope ya'all have a great day while I'm sleeping.  :tongue
I guess it's still morning in Holland too...good morning Dutch.

A-FRIEND life is full of strangeness and contradictions. Seems like justice to me that the young black lady now owns the restaurant.

 :angel:
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on March 03, 2011, 10:19 PM
Today was another glorious day. Life is springing up everywhere. It's a shame that this poetry site is dying a slow death.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on March 03, 2011, 10:38 PM
Right you are Halo.

I agree with you Witt. Perhaps some of the new life that's springing up will include this site.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on March 04, 2011, 12:25 AM


nothing is as constant as change, but it makes me sad to see the Alley so deserted. I hope Spring brings some
vitality, restored health and enthusiasm to all of us.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 04, 2011, 01:34 PM



  ..spread da word  :coffee



Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 04, 2011, 04:10 PM
Hostess with the Mostess ..please check the ..Team Alley Cats ..section ..for important message


                                                                                                                               *clap*





Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on March 06, 2011, 03:32 PM
Still wonders
which I like better
the baked cake
or the batter!
 :tongue *hehe*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 07, 2011, 06:18 PM
if you think your post goes unread ..think about this



Title: Re: Today
Post by: WordFaery on March 10, 2011, 10:57 PM
While you're thinking, see if you can think me up a chocolate donut with some sprinkles on it.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on March 11, 2011, 11:38 AM
 
Don't know if you got the news about the huge earthquake of the coast of north eastern Japan today - your Thursday night. It was 8.8 at least, the biggest earthquake Japan has ever had since they have been recorded and a tsunami has caused havoc north of Tokyo. The whole Pacific region is on tsunami alert, as far spread as Hawaii, Brasil and Northern Australia included. How terrifying for the people, Japanese and foreigners.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on March 19, 2011, 03:12 AM
I am finally back here after an extended sabattical.  I have missed you all!  Time to catch up on my reading here!
So glad to be home with my fellow alley cats!
 :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on March 19, 2011, 11:52 AM
YAYYYY!!

We're so glad to see you back here again!!



Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on March 19, 2011, 12:32 PM
So good to see you back inhere my sweetest friend Elise..welcome back!  *hug*
 :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on March 19, 2011, 01:51 PM

Welcome back dear friend...it's so good to have you back, elise.  :sweetkiss
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on March 19, 2011, 04:32 PM
WHOO HOO!!!!  :hearts :hearts :rose :rose *hug* *hug* :sweetkiss :sweetkiss :dblu *dance*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on March 19, 2011, 09:29 PM
AHHHHHHH!!! My daughter has returned. Love ya', Love ya', Love ya'.

Now slather yourself with some glue and stick around. We missed you.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on March 19, 2011, 09:37 PM
Thank you everyone for the sweet words of welcome back!   It was unavoidable...and i missed you all terribly!
I have slathered myself with glue...and yer stuck with me!

hugggggs and loves to all Alley Cats !!!
 :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on March 21, 2011, 08:44 PM
YAY Spring is here again!!
 :rose :rose :rose

So let me share some Spring flowers with a picture from the biggest flowerbulb garden on the globe, "Keukenhof Garden, Lisse, The Netherlands"


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Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on March 22, 2011, 03:42 AM
Happy Spring to all of the northern hemisphere  :sunny
Beautiful garden, I bet it's a delight for eyes and noses

Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on March 22, 2011, 05:45 AM
Haiku for Dutch:

Tulips, tulips...
spring arrives in splendor
far as eye can see
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on March 22, 2011, 05:49 AM
Just noticed the NEWS crawl: ASK A FRIEND TO JOIN THE ALLEY Ummm, isn't A- Friend already a member?  :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on March 22, 2011, 11:46 AM

Ah...it's feels really good to see more family in the Alley...must be spring in the air.  :sweetkiss
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on March 22, 2011, 06:57 PM
G you crack me up!   Halo, its great to have us all back!
 :sunny
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on March 22, 2011, 08:52 PM
I was thinking the same thing 'G'.

Thars' poetry in dem' dar' fields Dutch.

Hi halo!!!

Hugssss daughter!!!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on March 23, 2011, 08:05 PM
Legendary Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor has died of congestive heart failure at the age of 79.

Elizabeth Taylor Dies Aged 79 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HLAadICuNU#ws)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 25, 2011, 01:00 PM
 :dblu *dance* :sweetkiss Welcome back Elsie and G-Man. Wo0T! Wo0T!  :wine *party* *hug*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on March 25, 2011, 09:01 PM
Rg...."mooooo"...LOL. 
(private joke since he ALWAYS calls me "elsie")
Sooooo good to be back!!!!  Thanks Rg!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on March 25, 2011, 09:17 PM
A special "HATS OFF" to Halo for "holding down the fort" as Hostess for those of us who
had to be gone for such a long while.  She is such a blessing here to us, and a very
great friend of mine!   Thank you Halo!
 :rose :rose :rose :rose :rose :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 26, 2011, 01:34 PM
I'll second that emotion,  *dance* Halo is Fabulous!! ..and you my dear friend, Elise are Wonderful, as is G-Man, Witt and everyone who helps to keep this community going.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on March 26, 2011, 08:55 PM
Witt?  Oh I couldn't forget Witt.  For years she has often single-handedly run
this place!  We all know it and love her for her devotion here.   She is also
a very dear friend!   Love you Witt!
 :rose :rose :rose :rose :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on March 28, 2011, 01:26 AM

family stick together and help one another...and I love you guys.  :kisslady
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on March 29, 2011, 03:34 AM
I tried desperately, but I just couldn't stop myself...

:dblu  :tongue  *dance*

SISTER SLEDGE - We Are Family (1979) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K29yL-2Iuf4#ws)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on March 29, 2011, 04:24 AM

not a whole lot of restraint I see.  :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on March 29, 2011, 04:37 AM
only if they are leather, steel, or silk.  *lick* *party*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on March 29, 2011, 04:49 AM



(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/smileys/girl-smiley-smirk-gigi.gif)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on March 29, 2011, 09:39 PM
I alwayssss loved that song!   ~ignores the "restraint" comment.... :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on March 29, 2011, 09:49 PM
notices Elise, in the dark lil corner of her mind so NOT ignoring the 'restraint' comment

And, by the way; yes, really

Bill Withers - use me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3hBYTkI-sE#)

:blusmoke
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on March 30, 2011, 03:07 AM


(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/cords.jpg)

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/smileys/05.gif)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on March 30, 2011, 03:37 AM
Rolf Harris - Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport (LYRICS + FULL SONG) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCayqrFm0pI#)

 *party*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on March 30, 2011, 05:14 AM




(http://bestsmileys.com/lol/1.gif)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on April 02, 2011, 11:53 AM

I do declare, someone stole my laughing smiley right off the page. Who would (http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/smileys/ad_3.png) a smiley...I have my suspicions.  :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on April 02, 2011, 12:09 PM
I didn't do it! Iam sooooooooooooo innocent!!  :angel:
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on April 02, 2011, 12:19 PM


you didn't? hmmm...wonders who the villain is?

morning Dutch,  hope you have a lovely spring day.  :sunny
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on April 02, 2011, 12:21 PM


someone put it back...  very odd indeed (http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/smileys/smiley-eyebrow-robert.gif)

Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on April 02, 2011, 12:44 PM
Thanks Halo

Hope your day have been good and enjoying your evening.

It is, indeed a lovely Spring overhere in The Netherlands, with loads of sun and temperatures in the 70's

Glad the yellow lil fellow returned to you !! :tongue


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 Keukenhof 2007
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on April 13, 2011, 12:07 PM
Happy Triskaidekaphobia Day!





Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on April 13, 2011, 01:16 PM
 *hehe* *star* wink* I had to look up this word witt...hahaha...good word for scrabble!! :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on April 13, 2011, 01:21 PM

crikey I didn't even realize it was the 13th today!   :kool
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on April 19, 2011, 09:33 PM
Just home again after a visit to my  sister at the other side of "Windmill country" where we went to a Whisky Festival!!  *party* *lick* *dance*

[attachimg=1]
Glenfiddich Distillery

[attachimg=2]
Little Nosing&Tasting at home :tongue

[attachimg=3]
Dalmore whisky and chocolate cake...heaven! :comfort

Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on April 24, 2011, 12:12 PM
HAPPY

Vintage Classic Cartoon-Bugs bunny-Easter Yeggs 1947 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-R4jPvfk_k#ws)

EASTER!!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 25, 2011, 06:40 PM
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 29, 2011, 02:53 AM
Guys and Gals, com'on, how about hit the  :hearts Please Donate ..PayPal button on the toolbar below. Don't see it? Tell me? I really need your help this year.

     :beatnik
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 08, 2011, 02:44 PM
:rose Happy Mother's Day to all the Marvelous Moms in the World  :rose

 :wine :sweetkiss






Title: Re: Today
Post by: cy street on May 11, 2011, 07:32 PM
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please accept this one from me:

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Thank you,
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: cy street on May 11, 2011, 11:35 PM
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Title: today
Post by: witt on May 13, 2011, 10:38 PM




What's the point?





Title: Re: today
Post by: WordFaery on May 14, 2011, 01:33 AM
42?

No, wait.
That's the answer
to life and
everything.

So, I think,
the point is something
the square root of 42
the mass of 42 squared.

the compulsion to fill
space
with words.
Title: Re: today
Post by: Amy Jo on May 17, 2011, 12:57 AM
nice 42? I like it
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Amy Jo on May 17, 2011, 01:03 AM
just got Black Clock 13 and Ploughshares in the mail, along with Amy Gerstler's Bitter Angel.  Fn fabulous.  Play alittle Thelonious or Mingus and a happy girl I am!
Title: UPDATE Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on May 17, 2011, 05:14 PM
Hello Alley Cats

To update everyone on the donations. First, Thank you very much for everyone that has donated. We are only $73.00 (seventy three) from our needed goal.

Please help The Alley and click on the  :hearts Please Donate (PayPal) button on the toolbar at the bottom of the page. Our Hosting Rent will come due in 5 days, May 22, 2011.

Your support and generosity  is truly appreciated.

Thank you,

Rg and the entire staff and membership


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Post by: Lady SunShine on May 22, 2011, 09:38 PM
its easy to donate any amount helps give what you are able to for a good cause keeping The Alley Alive
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on May 30, 2011, 08:50 PM
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY
Remembering those who gave all...
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Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on June 01, 2011, 10:06 PM
Happy June the Onest!!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on June 05, 2011, 01:51 PM
Everyone who drinks is not a poet. Maybe some of us drink because we're not poets
.....from the 1981 movie, Arthur, with Dudley Moore

 *beer*   *dance*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: eileenonguam on June 05, 2011, 01:54 PM
Today, mad at my husband for
driving drunk, running a red
light, getting a ticket...cop
did not do a DUI check. If he
had Hubby would have gone
to jail and have had to sit there
stewing in his drunken juices
I was not going to get his
butt out of there.  He could've
stayed incarcerated until his
court date.  I was that mad;
still am, will be for a long
long long time...
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on June 05, 2011, 09:38 PM
eileenonguam,
Thank God he's still alive and didn't kill somebody. I've handled a lot of calls from people that 'just had a few beers' before they killed someone. They didn't start their day with that intention, but now they're under arrest for anything from involuntary manslaughter to vehicular homicide.
Impress that upon him before he ends up the same way.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on June 06, 2011, 06:25 PM
I'm at my Mom's for the next few days. She isn't doing well. I'm having a heck of a time using this laptop. Please excuse all my errors.




Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on June 07, 2011, 01:10 AM
Witt, sorry your mom isn't doing well -- blessings and prayers, and some good vibes for your mom and you, and your family.   :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on June 07, 2011, 05:41 AM
Well wishes and prayers for your mom and you Witt.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on June 07, 2011, 06:00 AM

God bless the time with your mom, witt.  :cheekiss
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on June 07, 2011, 11:55 AM
 *hug* and prayers for your mom...and if you get frustrated with that laptop, just give it a few well-aimed kicks up the hard drive.  :hearts
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on June 07, 2011, 06:34 PM
Thanks, everyone, for your kind words. I thought that I would have lots of time on my hands, but she is requiring constant attention. She was doing better this morning. Maybe your vibes helped. I truly believe in the power of prayer.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on June 07, 2011, 07:06 PM
Hi there witt,

I really hope everything with your mom will be going much better soon, sending my good vibes all over the big ocean to where you are!

Title: Re: Today
Post by: Eileen Benavente-Blas on June 07, 2011, 07:12 PM
Witt,

Your mom is in my thoughts and prayers, hoping that she will get better.

Eileen
Title: Re: Today
Post by: WordFaery on June 08, 2011, 01:52 AM
Sending you strength.

I've walked in your shoes.



WordFaery
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on June 08, 2011, 03:26 PM
Checking in this morning. I so enjoy reading everyone's thoughts and poems. I wish my brain would get in gear to reply, but it seems that I forget where I am on the boards.

Thanks, Dutch. I wondered where all that water came from!!

I appreciate that, Eileen.

Thank you, too, Word Fairy. We will all have to face this eventually.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on June 08, 2011, 10:34 PM
Dear Witt, I am keeping you and your mother in my thoughts and prayers.  It just occurred to me that
everyone faces adversity---noone is immune.  Isn't it wonderful to have friends to help us through it.
You are cherished here, and your friends are praying for you.   Big hugggggs
 :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on June 09, 2011, 10:50 AM
Thank you, elise.



Today is a new day. New adventures. New screw-ups. Yesterday I went around for half a day with my pants on backwards. I wondered why I couldn't get my hand in my pockets. This morning I brewed up a nice pot of hot water. I forgot to put in the coffee.



And you think that I can write poetry? Where is my head?



Title: Re: Today
Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on June 09, 2011, 01:07 PM
Witt,

That's hysterically funny.  It's great when we can laugh at ourselves and equally (or if not more) funny when we can laugh at someone else... hahaha.  j/k

Sure hope your day improves by leaps and bounds.  Not sure what to tell you to do with that brewed hot water, but I'm getting out of the way!  Hey, as far as your day, I think it can only get better so bring on the poetry writing.
 
Cherri


 
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on June 09, 2011, 01:55 PM
why waste good hot water on mere coffee...tea, anyone?  :coffee
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on June 09, 2011, 03:00 PM
Ah, I didn't waste the water. I just poured it back through. I think I overdid the coffee grounds, though. I'm wired!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on June 09, 2011, 07:06 PM
Ya' gonna' be ok Witt. I'm not going to tell you what I was wearing backwards with much discomfort until my wife asked me if I had lost my mind.
It gets better, it really does.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: eileenonguam on June 10, 2011, 01:43 PM
Bought a snorkel and mask today for first snorkel attempt on Sunday.  :dblu
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on June 10, 2011, 02:22 PM

Good morning Eileen. I take it your water temperature will be above freezing. That sounds like a lot of fun, interesting too.



Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on June 10, 2011, 03:35 PM
Oh, boy! How I would love to join you!!


Title: Re: Today
Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on June 18, 2011, 03:15 PM
No matter if you are a father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, dutiful older brother, etc., Happy Father's Day if your life is enriched or made more precious by the child or children in it.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on June 18, 2011, 06:36 PM
I had my 12 year old grandson with me today. We went to the June-teenth observance. I saw my 10Th grade English teacher and she looked awesome. She still remembered me, calling me by name before I recognized who she was.

I chanced upon the mayor, vice mayor and one of the city council members I used to have lunch with, but haven't seen them in awhile. We were able to give my grandson a civics lesson as we caught up on old times.

From there we went to the Ann Spencer house who was one of my mentors. Those who know poetry know who she was. We then went to Chauncey Spencer's house who was a trainer of the Tuskegee Airmen. We had a few laughs over the arguments Chauncey and I used to have, but had serious conversation about what I learned from him as well.

From there I was able to give him a walking tour of Martin Luther King's visit in our city in 1962, starting from the Diamond Hill Baptist Church that was right around the corner from where I lived at the time.
We had lunch in a place I couldn't sit down in before integration. I told him about the history I've lived and hope he's grown in his appreciation for his heritage.

With various other visits to the old places steeped in segregation and black history, including my elementary and high school, I had a very rewarding and enriching day with my grandson.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on June 24, 2011, 05:53 PM
I had lunch today with my wife at a Red Robbin restaurant. After some time had passed a young couple with preteen children walked up and told us they admired the way we were interacting, laughing and talking, and they said we appeared to really enjoy each other.

We thanked them for what they said and before they departed they said this;
"We hope we can be like that when we get to be your age."

Well folks it was a heart warming conversation, but we had to laugh. The 'when we get your age' comment makes it official...we're old folks.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: eileenonguam on June 30, 2011, 07:54 AM
Visiting Tokyo and posted a couple of haiku yesterday.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on June 30, 2011, 10:45 AM
Great! Sounds like fun.

I'll go check out the haiku.




Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on July 04, 2011, 03:37 AM
Happy 4th -- stay safe everybody and have a great holiday!!    *party* *party*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on July 04, 2011, 01:35 PM
Have a great 4th July, ya'all...

regards from brrrrrrrrr, cold Melbourne.

 :sweetkiss

(http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j433/nbermas/american-flag-2a.jpg)


(http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp241/usernamemac/australian-flag-640-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on July 22, 2011, 04:47 PM
..they say it will get to be 113F/45C today ..boy i can hardly wait  :sunny




                                    *beer* *beer*





Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on July 22, 2011, 05:16 PM
113F/45C? Woahhhh that's not nice anymore! HIDE!  :tongue

Overhere in Dutchieland it is grey skies, windy and a shower every now and then...61F/19C...big difference
and even though there is Bourbon distilleries overthere :wine right now I don't wanna trade places!

Have a wonderful weekend my poetry friends! :poet

 :sunny
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on August 03, 2011, 09:53 AM
Forgive me for not checking in lately. I don't remember if I told you this yet or not. I just wanted you to know that John is in the hospital. He fell off the back of the truck at the dump and broke his hip in half this past Saturday. I hadn't been home an hour from being in Lake City with my mom for the week when this happened. She is dying with cancer and bedridden at home. I had just put a load of clothes in the dryer and unpacking my mess. It was our regular "dump day," so we headed off. I left the dryer and tv going with the back door wide open. It only takes a few minutes. I heard two guys shouting, "He fell off the back of the truck!" I turned around to look, and two men were holding John up. I jumped out of the truck, and I could tell by the way his leg was dangling that his hip was broken. We called 911. He's at Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 West Meeting Street, Lancaster, SC, 29720 Room 634.
He'll finally be getting the surgery today if all goes well.

Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on August 03, 2011, 12:16 PM
Ohhhhhh Witt!!!!!  I am so so sorry to hear that about John!  And to be going through that with your mother already!  Your plate is surely full.  Please know you and John will be in my thoughts and prayers.   I am going through something similar...its been a bad year...so I can surely empathize.   Much love to you, and wishes to John for a speedy recovery!   
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on August 03, 2011, 12:37 PM

Dear witt, what a nasty accident, poor John! Praying his surgery goes well and he makes a strong recovery. You have got your hands full right now.
It's awful watching a parent decline, thank God we have prayer.  *hug*
B
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on August 03, 2011, 02:09 PM
Sweet Lady ..sorry to hear about John. OUCH!  *beer* *beer* *beer* Here's to a speedy recovery..
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on August 04, 2011, 08:01 AM
My heart goes out to you and your family Witt. If I can be of any encouragement, please feel free to contact me.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on August 04, 2011, 10:21 AM
He finally had his surgery yesterday and he is doing great now!  After four days of heck! Everything went wonderfully well, though. John did not have to have hip replacement!! He broke it just above the ball, which was the perfect place. The doctor made a small incision and put in compression plates and a boatload of  screws. There was no blood or circulation loss. He didn't want John bearing any weight on it for a couple of days just to make sure that he doesn't displace the plate and then he'll go to rehab. He says that John will be up and moving in no time. It'll probably seem forever to John, but his heart is strong and that's the main thing.


Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on August 04, 2011, 12:00 PM
A big relief witt, that's excellent news.  :cheekiss
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on August 05, 2011, 04:57 AM
yes it is  :coffee
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on August 05, 2011, 12:03 PM
Great news Witt. Hang in there!!!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on August 05, 2011, 07:14 PM
Woah witt, you sure have a lot to cope with in such a short period of time! But what great news that the surgery went so well...
also from Dutchieland wishes for a quick and complete recovery!

All the best!

 :sunny
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on August 09, 2011, 09:09 PM
I am curious ..how many people here use twitter?

   :coffee




Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on August 09, 2011, 10:17 PM

not me. 
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on August 10, 2011, 01:16 PM
I had to laugh at that one RG. A dinosaur like me using twitter. What a hoot.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cy street on August 10, 2011, 09:11 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/10/books/philip-levine-is-to-be-us-poet-laureate.html?_r=1&smid=fb-nytimes&WT.mc_id=AR-SM-E-FB-SM-LIN-PLI-080911-NYT-NA&WT.mc_ev=click (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/10/books/philip-levine-is-to-be-us-poet-laureate.html?_r=1&smid=fb-nytimes&WT.mc_id=AR-SM-E-FB-SM-LIN-PLI-080911-NYT-NA&WT.mc_ev=click)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on August 11, 2011, 02:56 AM
As of June 1, I am unemployed as the attorney I was working for the past 10 years started working in a very prestigious legal government job and I knew the job market was bad but I have applied for so many jobs and nothing yet and I am just not accustomed to being unemployed... the longest in my life was for 2 weeks!  Anyway, I'm glad I stopped in to break the monotony of my "whoa is me" feelings.....  I read what witt is going through and it slapped me back into reality ... gosh, witt, I was glad to read there was some good news in your husband's medical condition, but my heart surely goes out to you with what you are dealing and I sure wish I lived closer so I could or could have offered you a hand.  My mom passed in 2002 and I worked so hard at holding my dad together as they missed their 60th wedding anniversary by only 4 months and then I became the caregiver for my dad who died in 2006..... one thing I learned is that as hard as those times were when I was in it day to day, hour by hour, minute by minute,and right down to the last seconds.....I cherished it all and realized life is not about just being there for the easy, good times but for the long haul.... and even though you can't change the direction of things, there is a certain sense of accomplishment in knowing you gave it your all throughout it all.   

Anyway, hoping your mom is able to remain pain-free as much as possible and that your husband mends quickly.  I'm sure you've put a lot of things on the back burner, including YOU, so maybe some catch up time will come your way in between it all.  :)

If I am scarce, it's the continuous need to find a job. 

Cherri

Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on August 19, 2011, 08:54 AM
John is now back home and the REAL work begins -- rehabilitation.

Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on August 19, 2011, 09:03 AM

All the best with the rehab, witt...praying it goes smoothly and with as little discomfort as possible for John and you too.

     :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on August 19, 2011, 04:35 PM
I was in rehab for two years from a serious injury back in 1996, so I know the job ahead of you both. Being home doing it will help. No pain, no gain? YUP, though I've had therapist tell me rehab isn't supposed to hurt.

My wife of 42 years had a trick. Keep the beer and remote just out of hands reach. I'm still plotting some 'get back' for that one, but it did provide incentive.

John will do fine. Your job as care giver can be just as tough. I've always been impressed with your tenacity, so you'll do fine too.

If ever you need encouragement, the email is still the same.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on August 22, 2011, 10:37 AM
What a hoot! I have exactly the opposite problem with John. He'll jump up and go when I'm not in the room and that's a huge NO-NO! The rule is "Call, Don't Fall." I've considered tying him in the chair, but he'd just untie himself and pop up like a Jack in the Box!

I will be happy to accept any encouragement that I can get!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on August 28, 2011, 12:38 PM
Back Ya'll I'll be able to get back on now.
Oh Witt so sorry about your husband but glad he's home n I too wish I lived closer so I could help
How are things going there with the storm?
sending you and bigggggggg hug Lady
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on August 31, 2011, 05:10 PM
Welcome back Sunny, now dont be a stranger  *hehe*


Witt, do you have some handcuffs and a whip?  *dance*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: WordFaery on September 01, 2011, 12:10 AM
Anyone heard from Alan?   He's in New Jersey.


WF
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on September 02, 2011, 02:33 PM
My mom passed away August 24. Here she is at her 93rd birthday party April 23.

Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on September 02, 2011, 04:57 PM
My most heart felt and deepest sympathies go out to you dear Witt. I wish I looked that good now, not to mention age 93.
You had her for a lot of loving years. That was a blessing.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on September 03, 2011, 01:38 PM
Dear Witt

..my sincerest condolences. I agree with Earl your mom is gorgeous. Healing prayers to you and your family.


      :yinyang




Title: Re: Today
Post by: WordFaery on September 03, 2011, 04:35 PM
Dear Witt,

I am so sorry.  As Earl said, you were blessed to have her.  Find comfort in all the happy memories.

Marge
Title: Re: Today
Post by: dyingtoseethestars on September 04, 2011, 12:59 AM
Today I "restumbled" upon an old poetry board I used to go on, but it was called something else back then, and it helped me deal with my depression and bipolar disorder.

Today I also wish nothing but blessings and sincere condolences to you Witt on your loss.

Some of you may remember me as whitephoenix on the previous boards, but now, now I am dying to see the stars, in both username and literal sense.

Nick is the name, and writing is the game. Yes I know that was quite corny, but what can ya do?

Take care everyone, I'll be around as much as I can.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Kay on September 04, 2011, 01:47 AM
Witt,

I am so dreadfully sorry to read this. She was indeed a beautiful lady. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on September 06, 2011, 10:39 AM

Dear witt, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Losing our mom's is a sad thing. Big hugs  *hug* *hug* *hug*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on September 07, 2011, 09:08 AM
Thank you, everyone for your kind words. I haven't had a chance to mourn. Taking care of Hubby with his broken hip takes up the whole day.

I am grateful that I have had a chance to glance at the poetry here, and I welcome all newcomers and those who have returned to the fold.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on September 13, 2011, 12:44 PM
The aroma of fresh roasted coffee
    The scent of you
The taste of your first sweet kiss

Good morning teacher

        :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on September 14, 2011, 06:31 AM

Rg, You get an A+ for greeting witt so sweetly!

Hugs witt, hope the healing is going well and speedily.  :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on September 14, 2011, 01:58 PM

Rg, You get an A+ for greeting witt so sweetly!

  :rose

Well thats a Ho0T!  *hehe* though i would not hesitate to give the Sweet Director a friendly cheek kiss, my reference to teacher ..is ..I am the student and everyone around me is the teacher..

 
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on September 17, 2011, 02:43 AM
Witt,

I am sorry sorry for your loss.  It's hard to believe your mom was 93... from the pic... what a beautiful lady.

Hoping the rehab work with your husband is going well.

Cherri
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on September 19, 2011, 01:49 PM
I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom

     :hearts
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on September 22, 2011, 12:31 AM
once again my Dear Witt I'm sending you a huge hug
and once again I'm back
been a crazy month hospital unemployed and but ye haw I did quit smoking and losing weight
Title: Re: Today
Post by: dyingtoseethestars on September 22, 2011, 01:20 PM
Today, I wish I was singing, writing songs, and being the performer I used to be.

But instead I am working for six hours at Wal-Mart, amounting to nothing.

Such are the internal burdens of depression/bipolar disorder. You never see yourself as you truly are.

I hate rainy Thursdays.

Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on September 23, 2011, 02:38 PM
Ahh dyingtoseethestars, nothing is for naught. You amount to something just because you are. Anything more than that is a bonus.
I don't even know you and I can appreciate your passion and bearing. Always remember you are unique, because the space you occupy can be occupied by no other being. It's God's gift to you.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on September 24, 2011, 05:41 AM
dyingtoseethestars, sounds to me like A-FRIEND is onto something there. Every day has its pluses, if you're looking for those you won't see the minuses so much.  :sunny
.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: PSM on September 29, 2011, 12:59 AM
Former School Bus Driver Convicted of Abduction and Sexual Battery
Posted: Sep 28, 2011 4:29 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 28, 2011 4:38 PM EDT
 
 
William Tinsley JuniorA former Augusta County bus driver was convicted Wednesday of taking a special-needs student to his house and molesting her.

A judge handed down the guilty verdicts Wednesday afternoon, and William Tinsley Junior now faces a possible life sentence.

Prosecutors often argue cases of "he-said, she-said" but this one is far more complicated. The victim is a 17-year-old girl with a long history of mental deficiencies and emotional problems and also false allegations of abuse but the judge found her account to be truthful and compelling.

Sixty-two-year-old William Tinsley Junior was found guilty of abduction with intent to defile and aggravated sexual battery.

He drove an Augusta County school bus for a half-dozen special-needs students. Prosecutors say that last January, Tinsley picked up the victim up in his car, took her to his house and sexually abused her.

Investigators called the judge an advocate, who looked beyond false accusations in the girl's past.

Investigator Paul McCormick of the Augusta Sheriff's Department said, "Even though she had not initiated them, people were still relying on these other reports going, ah look, this young lady has a history of lying.' When in actuality, she had never lied to me."

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney John Reed stated, "I think it was a team effort, and I am so happy for this child because she hasn't had many breaks in her life."

Tinsley admitted having personal contact with the girl but said he only took her for donuts and cocoa as a reward for helping on the bus. Of the allegations he said simply -- "I did not do this."

Tinsley had been driving for Augusta County for about a year and a half but resigned the same day the allegations came to light.

He'll be back in court in December for sentencing. The abduction conviction alone carries 20 years to life in prison.


I'm a happy man right now. I, (along with Social Services, therapists, the Commonwealth's Attorney, and the girl's family), lost a lot of sleep over this case. I'm not often emotionally connected to a case, but this one did a number on me. I just wanted to share...

PSM
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on September 29, 2011, 10:45 AM
Good work Paul. It's nice to win one under such circumstances. Keep going. We need guys like you.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on October 02, 2011, 04:57 AM
A wonderful outcome...when they seem so rare.  Good job!

I have missed all of you so much.  Sometimes real life gives one a ride in a new direction.
Just sayin I miss you...and I sure hope the road brings me back home soon!  Hugggs to
all of you!   Love to pop my head in to read when I can.  Great stuff happening here!
 :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on October 03, 2011, 07:31 PM
Keep doing the best you can dear daughter. We all miss you and hope things will get better soon.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on October 03, 2011, 10:25 PM
Oh, yes. We all miss you!! I hope it will be better soon and you'll be back with us sharing your comments and love.

Things are really tough here with Hubby incapacitated and his mind all confused. It's lucky I know my own name. I'm trying so hard to be normal again, but I'm not sure it's working.





Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on October 04, 2011, 06:09 PM
My dear Witt, my heart goes out to you. Troublesome times offer no comfort as we struggle to deal with them.

H. F. Lyte...

Abide with me! Fast falls the eventide
The darkness deepens; Lord with me adide!
When others fail and comforts flee,
Helper of the helpless, oh, abide with me.

Though things come close to being too much to bear, we are reminded that there will be a time when sickness and bad things will be no more. Isaiah 33:24 tell us there will be a time when no one will say 'I am sick.'
Isaiah 35:5&6 gives us the promised of healing from the infirmities we suffer due to imperfection.

The work done by Jesus in Matthew 4:23 was just an example of God's promise on the establishment of his Kingdom, the one we all pray for in the Lord's Prayer.

Take heart dear friend. HE is and we are with you.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on October 04, 2011, 11:10 PM
Dearest friend Witt,

I want you to know that you and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers.  What a tough time for you.
Remember to take care of YOU during it all.  You are loved here.  And thank You Earl (Dad) for such a wonderful
message.  I needed it too!   Huggggsssssssss
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on October 05, 2011, 04:24 AM
elise, witt, A-FRIEND and Paul,

 hugs ya'all ;)

the pressures might be different for all of us, but they weigh on us, weary us. It's good to have each other, sparks of light in the dark.


Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on October 06, 2011, 03:39 AM
STEVE JOBS FOUNDER OF APPLE: DIES AT 56

http://news.yahoo.com/steve-jobs-dies--apple-chief-created-personal-computer--ipad--ipod--iphone.html (http://news.yahoo.com/steve-jobs-dies--apple-chief-created-personal-computer--ipad--ipod--iphone.html)

In 2004, he beat back an unusual form of pancreatic cancer, and in 2009 he was forced to get a liver transplant

"I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know," Jobs wrote in his letter of resignation, August 24, 2011. "Unfortunately, that day has come."

Spot Apple - "Apple Forrest Gump" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNa4EMUWnAc#)



Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on October 08, 2011, 12:28 AM
sending you another big hug my Dear Witt
seams like after 8 1/2 years of a 24/7 job
I have less time now that I got laid off
my grandson gets most of my time (which I love) :hearts
Wyatt was born April 12th
greatest experiance of my life
his mommy let me watch him being born, I was there watching him come into the world
and watching my son become a daddy
he is so much fun to watch grow and keeps me on my toes  :sunny
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on October 12, 2011, 01:41 PM
You have the right to remain silent... I recommend you dont ~ One of the 99%

  :beatnik





Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on October 13, 2011, 05:48 AM
I agree Rg.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: EpylepticTrout on October 18, 2011, 04:40 PM
Greetings RooferFolk,

Apparently my login issues are resolved and I look forward to posting again (although the community may regret it...). In the meantime, if anyone is of time or mind, please checkout my free echapbook of poetry -- ROADSIDE SAVANTS from Red Ceilings press. (hope I did the URL correctly)

http://issuu.com/theredceilings/docs/roadside_savants (http://issuu.com/theredceilings/docs/roadside_savants)

Best,
David e. Haase (epyleptictrout)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on October 19, 2011, 02:19 AM
I'm reading Trouty...cool stuff  *clap*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: EpylepticTrout on October 25, 2011, 09:25 PM
wow. where has all the poetry gone?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on October 26, 2011, 05:57 PM
The best poetry languishes within the poet who is unable or unwilling to plumb the depths and discover it for themselves.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on October 27, 2011, 11:07 AM
We do seem to be at a standstill. :(
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on October 27, 2011, 03:55 PM
Things are still very much on the go in Black History. You guys are more than welcome to join me for some stimulating conversation.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on October 27, 2011, 04:42 PM
#OccupyBlackHistory #OccupyPoeticAx #OccupyT.R.A.P. #OccupyMorePoets

     :poet

   
Title: Re: Today
Post by: EpylepticTrout on October 27, 2011, 07:51 PM
start a spark. write a poem. set the pace. comment meaningfully not fluffy.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on October 28, 2011, 03:52 PM
anyone heard from Witt? Is she ok?

   :coffee


Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on October 30, 2011, 04:07 PM
Here I AM! Just popped in to put up the winning poems. It sure would be nice to see our folks on top again in the IBPC.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on October 31, 2011, 04:44 PM
wheeewww ..Good to see you Sweet Lady ..hope all is well with you and John

     :beatnik


Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on October 31, 2011, 09:26 PM
Good to see you're still around Witt. I've been missing you.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on November 21, 2011, 06:00 PM
Jolly Monkey Monday Alley Cats. Its gonna be a Great Day for Monkeys (have you hugged one today?)

   :beatnik

Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on November 24, 2011, 02:13 PM
:wine Happy ThanksGiving  :wine

Make today extra special
Share a meal
with someone
in need

 :hearts
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on November 25, 2011, 05:54 AM

                   
                   
                   :rose


Happy Thanksgiving
to everyone,
lots of hugs
B


                 
                   :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on November 28, 2011, 02:49 PM
Hope everybody had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!  I was on the road coming home last night --- and man oh man, what was I thinking?  I-75 going north and south was a mixture of accidents and people rushing to get nowhere!  We finally did make it home safe and sound though.  Glad I have a couple more days off before returning to work.  Have a great day everybody!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on December 01, 2011, 10:41 PM
Glad you made it home ok Sis I went on a job interview today this would be a cool place to work so keeping my fingers crossed and I hope ya'll had a great Turkey Day,  and wow Christmas will be here before we know it
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on December 03, 2011, 01:33 PM
thanks Sis ... crossing my fingers for you on the job! Yes, Christmas is fast approaching - everything comes and goes so quickly now -- sometimes I wish life could just slowwwwww dowwwwwnnnn
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on December 03, 2011, 04:17 PM
Hey Marsha, you could always go back to a dial up connection. That should be slow enough for ya.  :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on December 04, 2011, 01:11 PM
No thanks, I want to slow down a bit, not come to a full stop!  It is amazing how we take things for granted once we get used to having them.  I can't imagine going back to dial-up, yet at one time, I thought dial-up was the greatest invention of all time.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on December 07, 2011, 07:42 PM
LOL @Mystic  *hehe* ..Hey Hey Marsha ..Its Great to see you  *clap*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on December 08, 2011, 12:59 AM
hey there Rg - great to see you, too! 
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on December 15, 2011, 05:13 PM
Guess who is coming to town?

   :beatnik
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on December 15, 2011, 05:33 PM
If he comes around me, I'm gonna' give him the flu 'cause misery loves company.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on December 16, 2011, 02:18 AM
Guess who is coming to town?

   :beatnik

Santa?


A-Friend .... hope you're feeling better soon!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on December 16, 2011, 08:40 AM
Thanks Marsha
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on December 22, 2011, 02:39 PM
I think the "Reply" thing is fixed  *clap*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on December 22, 2011, 04:59 PM
Thanks, RG...Beeeee-you-tea-full.  :beatnik
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on December 23, 2011, 02:16 AM
 :dblu  woohoooooo thanks Rg
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on December 23, 2011, 05:00 PM
Thanks to Mystic I am here again!   I guess I had some sort of "redirect" thingy and couldnt get here.   My puter had crashed, and I just got a new one...and didn't have it saved to faves.  But YAY here I am.   Of course I only tried about a week ago...my life has been too chaotic since summer...
but seems to be smoothing out a bit now. 

I have missed you all.   Life does go on.

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!
 :sunny
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on December 23, 2011, 05:32 PM
Hi Elsie  wink* ..oops ..sorry i didnt write you back ..as you know had a few problems here and after fixing things, late last night, forgot to go back to email. Any ways ..here you are \o/ woot woot \o/  *clap*


Merry Christmas

    :beatnik
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on December 24, 2011, 11:30 AM
Great to have you back!



Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on December 24, 2011, 11:32 AM
It's Christmas Eve.

Go ahead. Take a few and enjoy!

Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on December 24, 2011, 12:52 PM
ooooo Thanks, Witt. those are my favorite. We make an enormous batch every year. (cause we're pigs about it)  :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on December 24, 2011, 01:58 PM
Yummmmmmm, they look delicious Witt ......... I'm off to make peanut butter fudge and candy cookies (makes my kids very happy)! 

Hope everybody has a wonderful, safe, Christmas Eve, and blessings for Christmas Day  :kisslady :wine
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on December 25, 2011, 11:55 PM

Merry Christmas everyone! :sweetkiss

It's all over in Australia...until next year.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on December 26, 2011, 05:06 PM
Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!!!!

(http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae44/daisyxo457/nativity_11_10_v4.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on December 27, 2011, 03:30 PM
 *party* Is everyone having a wonderful Holiday Week?  *party*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on December 28, 2011, 01:20 PM

I sure am having a busy one... :wine
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on December 29, 2011, 06:26 PM
mmmmm me want C O O K I E S...lol.    Thank you Witt and Rg for the welcome back.  It's good to have life
settle in a bit.   Happy New Year to you all!!!!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on December 31, 2011, 09:14 AM



"For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning"
-T.S.Eliot


Happy New Year everyone!

love,
B
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on December 31, 2011, 11:40 PM
Happy New Year Ya'll  I hope everyone makes beautiful memories in 2012

and yeeeee haw I got a new job started right before Christmas
it was the best Christmas Present I could have gotten

and of course spending it with Wyatt was special also
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on January 01, 2012, 09:07 PM
That is wonderful!




Happy New Year!!




Title: Re: Today
Post by: seaspirit06 on January 04, 2012, 11:03 PM
 I am lost on this new board...I remembered my username AND my password...Holy Camole!! I explored Charlotte today because I live here and I am on vacation till Monday.....I have a "real" poet friend that some of you may now, Robert Abbatte, colleague of mine at the community college where I teach chemistry...Hugs to all I want to play Haiku tag again!!  :kool :dblu :yinyang :sunny

Oh yeah and I am still swimmin!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on January 05, 2012, 10:33 AM
Great to see you here again. Just find the haiku section. There are all kinds of tags for haiku -- tree tag, river tag, color tag, touch tag, plain ole haiku tag, so have at it!!





Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on January 05, 2012, 10:38 AM
Oh, yeah, and a flower tag and a new haiku game tag.

Maybe this link will help:

http://www.tinroofalleypoets.org/poetry_boards/index.php/board,54.0.html
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on January 13, 2012, 02:50 PM
Congrats on the new job Sunny ..... and love the baby picture!  A happy new year indeed, Sis :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on January 20, 2012, 11:23 AM
INTERNET PIRACY BILL FORCED TO WALK THE PLANK

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/tech-junkies-protest-sopa-bill-designed-stop-internet-piracy-streets-york-city-article-1.1008161 (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/tech-junkies-protest-sopa-bill-designed-stop-internet-piracy-streets-york-city-article-1.1008161)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on January 20, 2012, 11:37 AM
Poe Fans Call An End To 'Toaster' Tradition

BALTIMORE (AP) — Edgar Allan Poe fans waited long past a midnight dreary, but it appears annual visits to the writer's grave in Baltimore by a mysterious figure called the "Poe Toaster" shall occur nevermore.

Poe House and Museum Curator Jeff Jerome said early Thursday that die-hard fans waited hours past when the tribute bearer normally arrives. But the "Poe Toaster" was a no-show for a third year in a row, leaving another unanswered question in a mystery worthy of the writer's legacy. Poe fans had said they would hold one last vigil this year before calling an end to the tradition.

"It's over with," Jerome said wearily. "It will probably hit me later, but I'm too tired now to feel anything else."

It is thought that the tributes of an anonymous man wearing black clothes with a white scarf and a wide-brimmed hat, who leaves three roses and a half-empty bottle of cognac at Poe's original grave on the writer's birthday, date to at least the 1940s. Late Wednesday, a crowd gathered outside the gates of the burial ground surrounding Westminster Hall to watch for the mysterious visitor, yet only three impersonators appeared, Jerome said.

The gothic master's tales of the macabre still connect with readers more than 200 years after his birth, including his most famous poem, "The Raven," and short stories such as "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Pit and the Pendulum." Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is considered the first modern detective story.

Jerome, who was first exposed to Poe through Vincent Price's movies, believes people still identify with Poe's suffering and his lifelong dream to be a poet. He has kept a vigil for the "Poe Toaster" each year since 1978 and built up a team of other dedicated Poe fans who stay awake all night to scan the shadows of the burial ground for the visitor.

"I've been part of a ritual that people around the world read about," he said. "I'll miss it."

One Poe tradition may have ended, but Jerome said a reading of tributes by Poe fans at the gravesite planned for Thursday night may develop into a new ritual to mark the writer's birthday.

Jerome says that wherever he travels, he's asked whether the "Poe Toaster" is real. He believes the mystery of the "Poe Toaster" tradition will remain in the public consciousness despite the end of the visits.

That mystery is what has kept Jessica Marxen, 33, a programmer from Randallstown, Md., coming back to watch for the "Poe Toaster" for years. She and her sister Jeannette, 31, an administrative assistant, got involved after Jerome visited their high school and recruited them as volunteers at the Poe House. Though she has watched for the "Poe Toaster" for years, Jessica Marxen said she wouldn't want to know who he is.

"There are so few mysteries," she said. "It's a throwback to a more romantic time when people could have secrets."

Poe, who was born in Boston, lived in Baltimore, London, New York, Philadelphia and Richmond, Va. During a visit to Baltimore in 1849, he died under mysterious circumstances at age 40. The cause of his death has been the subject of much speculation over the years, with theories ranging from murder to rabies.

Poe was buried in his grandfather's lot in Westminster Burial Ground, in what is now downtown Baltimore. In 1875, his body and that of his aunt and mother-in-law Maria Clemm were moved to a prominent spot by the entrance with a memorial marker. The body of his young wife and cousin, Virginia, was exhumed and reburied with him 10 years later.

Baltimore recently cut funding for the museum at the rowhouse where Poe lived with relatives from 1832 to 1835, before he found fame as a writer. It must close if it does not become self-sustaining by June.

The city plans to release a recommended business plan by the end of March.

The annual graveside tribute was first mentioned in print in 1950 as an aside in an article that appeared in The Evening Sun of Baltimore about an effort to restore the cemetery, Jerome said. When Jerome spoke to older members of the congregation that once worshiped at the church, they recalled hearing about a visitor in the 1930s.

The visitor has occasionally left notes with his tributes, but they haven't offered much insight into the identity of the "Poe Toaster." A few indicated the tradition passed to a new generation before the original visitor's death in the 1990s, and some even mentioned the Iraq War and Baltimore Ravens football team, which was named for Poe's poem.

The vigil inside the former church is closed to the public, but over the years, a crowd has gathered outside the gates to watch. After the "Poe Toaster" failed to show in 2010, last year's vigil attracted impersonators, including a man who arrived in a limo and a few women.

The crowd outside the gates of the burial ground into Thursday morning was more respectful than last year. Even the impersonators were more solemn, perhaps because of the sense that this could be the last vigil, according to Sherri Weaver, 40, of Randallstown, who works in finance. Weaver and a few dozen others — some from as far away as California and Chicago — braved a windy night with temperatures around 30 degrees, hoping to catch a glimpse of the mystery visitor.

"Some people held out some optimism, but this may be the end," she said as dawn approached and it was becoming clear that the "Poe Toaster" was not showing up for a third time. "People know this is not a fluke, it's a quiet end."
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on January 25, 2012, 01:29 PM
First and the most...I'd like to wish y'all a wonderful, peaceful, happy, poetic and above all healthy 2012!! (I haven't been able to wish it you sooner..)

And for all for you on Robert Burns day, whether you celibrate it or not, with haggis and whisky or not...I will and so I raise a glass of good Scotch you...Slainte!!

I know the proper poem for this day should be "Ode to a Haggis" but since Iam going to hear that tonight already, this is the one which is my personal favorite.

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever;
Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee!
Who shall say that Fortune grieves him
While the star of hope she leaves him?
Me, nae cheerfu' twinkle lights me,
Dark despair around benights me.
I'll ne'er blame my partial fancy;
Naething could resist my Nancy;
But to see her was to love her,
Love but her, and love for ever.
Had we never loved sae kindly,
Had we never loved sae blindly,
Never met—or never parted,
We had ne'er been broken-hearted.
Fare thee weel, thou first and fairest!
Fare thee weel, thou best and dearest!
Thine be ilka joy and treasure,
Peace, enjoyment, love, and pleasure!
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee!

~Robert Burns~
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on January 27, 2012, 11:19 AM



It's great to see you again, Dutch! You have been missed.



Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on January 27, 2012, 01:12 PM
Thanks witt..Life just has been a bit crazy and it's odd that with so much different emotions going on, one should be able to channel at least some into some poetry...but none..

Good to be back and good to see you again also...Hope life goes well for you and yours?

Have missed you all  and will try to be here more often...bit by bit  :sunny
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on February 02, 2012, 04:35 PM
Polish Poet, and Nobel Prize Winner 1996 Wislawa Szymborska dies at age 88.


CLOUDS                                                                           

 

I’d have to be really quick
to describe clouds -
a split second’s enough
for them to start being something else.

Their trademark:
they don’t repeat a single
shape, shade, pose, arrangement.

Unburdened by memory of any kind,
they float easily over the facts.

What on earth could they bear witness to?
They scatter whenever something happens.

Compared to clouds,
life rests on solid ground,
practically permanent, almost eternal.

Next to clouds
even a stone seems like a brother,
someone you can trust,
while they’re just distant, flighty cousins.

Let people exist if they want,
and then die, one after another:
clouds simply don't care
what they're up to
down there.

And so their haughty fleet
cruises smoothly over your whole life
and mine, still incomplete.

They aren't obliged to vanish when we're gone.
They don't have to be seen while sailing on.

 Translated by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh 

    



 
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on February 07, 2012, 06:28 PM
The 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, and his books are still very well worth reading I think. And affordable, got all of his 15 books for a few $$ on my Kindle!  :sunny

“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”

~ Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities ~
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on February 08, 2012, 03:10 PM
Taken with my new Canon 1020mm(I so love the megazoom yay!)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on February 09, 2012, 02:44 PM
envious I could never get that clear a shot.  :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on February 09, 2012, 03:01 PM
Sorry to hear Mystic...love to share it with you..the "Snow Moon" But honest is honest...I had to take like 40 shots before I had one that was what I wanted!   :tongue

What I really hate about my country is that it's so totally full of what I call "light pollution" even the darkest nights aren't that dark! When I was in The States, like Montana or something I really saw stars!! and the Milky Way! I was laying flat on my back staring up in amazement most of the night...

 
I will be using this part of The Alley to post one every now and then...as Rg said he wanted it to be a bit like Facebook. Like I always said as DJ "You call, we play!"  *hehe*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 10, 2012, 04:23 AM
Inline Images and Attachments work again  *clap*

Happy Valentines  :hearts

[attach=1]

Click on Image to enlarge. You can attach up to 4 images and create a mini slideshow


Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on February 10, 2012, 11:46 AM

That little pic should get you lots of Valentines, Rg.  Sooooo Happy Valentines for the day. 

Wow Dutch, great shooting with an excellent camera. That is a seriously good shot of Luna.
(know all about how many shots you have to take to get the one you want.

Don't stop taking photos, G, you write great Haiku to them.    :angel:
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 14, 2012, 02:12 PM
 :hearts Happy Valentines Day  :hearts Alley Cats &
 
Happy Random Acts of Kindness Week!
w0w thats like the Rush of a Double Orgasm of Love  :rose :wine
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on February 14, 2012, 02:15 PM
 :hearts HAPPY VALENTINE's DAY!! :hearts



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Listen to your heart
it beats for a reason
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on February 20, 2012, 02:34 PM
Happy President's Day everybody!

http://www.iamproudtobeamerican.com/Morphing-Presidents-From-1-to-44.htm (http://www.iamproudtobeamerican.com/Morphing-Presidents-From-1-to-44.htm)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on February 21, 2012, 05:15 AM
Hey Dutch, hope your Valentine's Day was extra special

annnnnd

I trust President's Day has been a good holiday for everyone.  :sweetkiss
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 23, 2012, 01:36 PM
Happy Day Alley Cats. I'm giving Free Hugs today ..who wants one or two?

                                     *hug* *hug*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: dublinsteve on February 23, 2012, 02:58 PM
I'll take a handshake, but only if you're wearing pants.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 23, 2012, 03:45 PM
Ok ..offers hand ..But whats wrong with a manly hug ..it works like this ..you shake hands in solidarity, keeping your hands together bending at the elbows our hands between us at the level of our hearts we pat  each others back with our other hand  *hehe*

                                          *beer* *beer*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: dublinsteve on February 23, 2012, 04:03 PM
I reckon we could do that, with the quick shoulder bump thing. But men of hat are never satisfied with simple and one of us would try to bump a little harder, leading to a tighter hand gripping, then another slightly rougher bump, then the two up us would be tussling on the ground like a couple pups, until witt shows up and sprays us with the water hose.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on February 24, 2012, 01:24 AM
LOL...

OK, I'm for a hug. It hasn't passed midnight yet has it? Counting on my fingers, no not yet...sooooooo bring on the hugs

 *hug* 
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 24, 2012, 03:39 AM
aint midnight here yet ..lol..

 *hug* *hug* *hug* *hug* *hug* *hug*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Lady SunShine on February 26, 2012, 01:52 PM
Hey ya'll back pc died on me this new one yeehaw its a sweet baby it boggies my last one seammed like it took it 10 mins to open a page
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 26, 2012, 03:10 PM
Hi Sunny  :sunny

Great to hear ..go ahead and test out on da boards  wink*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on February 28, 2012, 12:39 AM
Too late for a hug?  I need a couple good ones!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 28, 2012, 02:05 AM
Hi Elise

Your never too late..


BIG  *hug* BIG *hug* BIG  *hug*


Good to see you. Should I ask how you are?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on February 28, 2012, 02:11 AM
Awwwww thanks Rg!!!!  It is said that friendship multiplies
your  joy and divides your sorrow.  Its been a very rough
Year...not just for me but also for people I love.
But thats life...right?  Hugs right back atcha!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 28, 2012, 01:10 PM
What does everyone think of the cleaner, condensed look and feel of the boards? Any suggestions? Questions?

Thank you for your wonderful support.

                        :beatnik
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on February 28, 2012, 01:32 PM


Sending you a whole passel of hugs, elise!  Miss you!









Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on February 28, 2012, 03:09 PM
ooooh, thank you dear Witt!   Sending you a passel right back!!!!!!  Miss you too!
 :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 28, 2012, 05:09 PM
oh I thought she was hugging me  :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on February 29, 2012, 02:49 PM
Happy Leap Day Alley Cats!

Folk Tradition: a woman may propose marriage to a man on Feb 29.

Well Hello There *wink

http://t.co/ShpY1bm9 (http://t.co/ShpY1bm9)

            :sweetkiss
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 05, 2012, 02:22 PM
well I guess no one wanted to marry me ..lol..

                        :coffee


Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on March 06, 2012, 01:47 PM
"Today you are you. That is truer than true.
there is no one alive, that is youer than you"

~Dr Seuss~
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 12, 2012, 01:29 PM


       Welcome to Today. The day before tomorrow. So what's shaking?


                                                       :coffee
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Dutch... on March 14, 2012, 01:38 PM
‎"And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones,
and good in everything."
-William Shakespeare-
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 15, 2012, 12:07 PM


                  Holy Flying Tuna!

     My bottle is empty
     the next batch of Devil John
    wont be ready until Saturday

               :wine
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on March 15, 2012, 01:22 PM
Quick! Close your mind...today is Everything You Think Is Wrong Day. And, for Heaven's sake, whatever you do...DON'T open your mouth.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 19, 2012, 01:13 PM
Shore is quiet in here ..what's wrong still green and hungover?

                                             *hic*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on March 19, 2012, 07:29 PM
In honor of National Poultry Day:

Little Red Rooster by Big Mama Thornton (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ycw4uaXPRU#)

Have you hugged your chicken today?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 21, 2012, 02:29 PM
Happy Hump Day Alley Cats!

              :blusmoke
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 23, 2012, 02:47 PM


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Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on March 25, 2012, 10:51 PM
So, life has been busy ..... I'm getting married .... June 23rd is the big day .... plus we've been setting up a business - it's now official, we are Kruger Express, LLC.  My daughter is engaged (her date is May 25, 2013).  Thank goodness we have a little while for that one.  2 new bosses at work ... and when all the excitement settles, maybe I'll be able to write about it.  Hope everybody has been doing well - my muse is inspired, just not much time to put it on paper.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on March 25, 2012, 10:53 PM
I just tried to use the quick edit - and it doesn't work, Rg ---- the modify works, but not the quick edit
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on March 25, 2012, 11:18 PM
 :dblu Big, Huge, Ginormous congratulations, Marsha. What an exciting time for you all...
Lots of love and best wishes.   :cheekiss
B
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on March 25, 2012, 11:50 PM
Ohhh Marsha, sooo happy for you!  You deserve real happiness!  Best wishes to you both!
 :hearts
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on March 26, 2012, 01:10 AM
thank you B, and thank you elise :)  hugs to you both, love ya!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 26, 2012, 01:14 AM
Does this wedding thing ..mean I lost my opportunity again? *hehe*


of course I am teasing.

Congratulations Boss!  *clap*


What is Kruger Express, LLC.?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on March 26, 2012, 09:43 AM



Best wishes to you!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: daisyxo on March 27, 2012, 01:52 AM
thanks Witt, and Rg .........

Rg ... Kruger Express is our new trucking business.  He'll be hauling heavy equipment.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 27, 2012, 02:13 AM
ahhh ..cool ..maybe i can hitch a ride  :dblu
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 27, 2012, 01:07 PM
Good Morning Lucky Alley Cats!

Mega Million Lotto at $363,000,000.
Nice magic number. Got my Tix.

Who needs a new pair of shoes?


                  *dance*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on March 28, 2012, 04:55 AM
Rg, Fetching Preview hasn't worked for a couple of days.  :tongue
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 28, 2012, 01:34 PM
Hi Halo

Thanks for letting me know  *clap*

All options should work now ...Preview, Spell Check and Quick Edit

Let me know if you find other problems.

                     :dblu
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on March 31, 2012, 03:39 PM
I'll be back soon

with the
Chinese Cookie
of the day

     :yinyang
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on March 31, 2012, 07:12 PM
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baconlube began as an elaborate April Fool's prank and was never intended to be a real product. But when the joke ended, the emails kept coming. People harassed us via email, in public and in highly inappropriate ways (thanks for that). The waiting list grew to over 3,000 people. Expectations were built.

So who's responsible for this highly anticipated creation actually coming to life? You are, that's who. You and an intern named Martin actually, who sacrificed and offended his taste buds in the name of science on sample after failed sample before this really did taste like bacon.

We'll make no judgments about why you want this or what you want to do with it, but baconlube is here and it's real.

http://www.baconlube.com (http://www.baconlube.com)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 02, 2012, 01:14 PM
Did you know ..April is National Poetry Month?


                             :poet
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on April 02, 2012, 01:21 PM
It sure is! Good morning Rg.   *party*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: seraph on April 03, 2012, 01:58 AM
A poem for April that I love:

Spring

by Edna St. Vincent Millay

o what purpose, April, do you return again?
Beauty is not enough.
You can no longer quiet me with the redress of little leaves opening stickily.
I know what I know.
The Sun is hot on my neck as I observe
The spikes of the crocus.
The smell of the earth is good.
It is apparent that there is no death.
But what does that signify?
Not only under ground are the brains of men
Eaten by maggots.

Life in itself
Is nothing
An empty cup, a flight of uncarpeted stairs,
It is not enough that yearly, down this hill,
April
Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.



Title: Re: Today
Post by: Kay on April 03, 2012, 01:42 PM
Yes, it is National Poetry Month. A great way to spread the word so others can introduce themselves to this art we here all love. Today, I am boiling eggs to color for Easter for my granddaughter, who is 3, enjoying some lovely weather and feeling all Haiku like.  :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 03, 2012, 08:19 PM
I hope our Sweet Hostess, Elise, is ok ..they had a tornado and serve storms in her area today, actually right now as I type this. If anyone knows anything, please let us know.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on April 03, 2012, 11:19 PM
Hello Everyone!  What a rough day it's been in the Dallas, Texas area!   I am hoping Mystic is alright as well.   There is massive devastation all around us, but thankfully, my friends and family have been spared.  This is the MOST tornadoes in one day than anyone can ever remember in our area!
We spent time in our closet with the radio and our cell phones.   The radio held, but the cell phones quit on us, and the electricity went out.   We are still getting thunderstorms and remain under a tornado watch.   Thankfully our electricity is back on, but thats more than most in Dallas can say.
Thanks Rg for thinking about us!   Love to you all!!!!!
 :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 03, 2012, 11:42 PM
Good to see you Elise ..Oh I didn't know Mystic was from that area too. Hope he is OK!

Seen some of the devastation on TV.  We have storms here for the next 3 days too but so far not as you are having.

Stay safe.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on April 04, 2012, 12:30 AM

I can not imagine how frightening that would be...I'm so glad you're ok sis!!!!!!  *hug*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on April 04, 2012, 01:03 AM
I got lucky...the storms didn't make it this far south (near Waco) but I watched two of the tornadoes play out on live news reports all afternoon. Glad everyone is okay.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on April 04, 2012, 01:21 AM
At last count there were 12 tornadoes here!  Yikes!   G, looks like you and I are very blessed to be spared!
 :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on April 04, 2012, 01:31 AM
Yes. Yes we are. That is a Texas record for the most tornadoes reported in a single day.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on April 04, 2012, 02:04 AM
April 3, 2012 Patcnews Tornadoes cause massive damage across Dallas, Fort Worth and North Texas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oimn1FtBUFY#)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 04, 2012, 02:11 AM
Glad your ok Mystic ..stay safe

             *beer* *beer*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on April 04, 2012, 03:12 AM
Latest report: 15 tornadoes reported between 12:30 and 5:30 PM. A number of injuries and massive property damage but no deaths. Oh, and that makes this the third most tornadoes reported in a single day.
 
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 04, 2012, 03:24 AM
Its them damn RePubs ..I tell ya


                     :poet
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bill on April 04, 2012, 10:01 PM
To the staff who administer TRAP, to those named members who post here, to those unnamed guests who visit here,
and to whomever else it may concern,

Please accept my apology for disrupting the flow of the critiques posted in the AX thread, "Optical Illusions," by responding to a critique of my critique.  I should have taken the matter up in a personal message, rather than dealing with it in a forum dedicated to the public discussion of the posted poem. 

I am pleased to see that postings have continued and critiques are still being offered; it is good to note that the poorly placed response has not prevented the ongoing exchange of creativity and critique.

Keep writing,
Bill
Title: Re: Today
Post by: illiterati on April 06, 2012, 01:28 AM
why not a forum specifically for formally innovative / experimental verse?

why not a forum for a poem a day, no matter the quality?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on April 06, 2012, 02:41 AM
Excellent suggestions illiterati~  A poem a day particularly appeals to me!   
Witt, dear Poetry Director, are you getting this?
Thanks for your suggestions!
 :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on April 06, 2012, 04:02 AM
WOW! there's a crowd in the Alley. Hi crowd...  :sweetkiss
Title: Re: Today
Post by: witt on April 06, 2012, 12:38 PM


why not a forum specifically for formally innovative / experimental verse?

why not a forum for a poem a day, no matter the quality?

As far as innovative/experimental verse, you can do that in the section entitled Haiku . . . OTHER FUN POETRY. You can put any form there that you wish.

I like the poem a day idea. I tried that with a haiku a day and did that for a year on my facebook page. Whew. That almost became a chore. We did a poem a day for a month one time, too, if I recall correctly.
I'll be happy to begin a thread in the Genuine Alley if anyone wants to participate.
Take a look.




Title: Re: Today
Post by: illiterati on April 06, 2012, 01:10 PM

the haiku forum is a place working within the boundaries of specific, historically situated formal conventions. which is sortof exactly contrary to what an "experimental" forum would encourage.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 06, 2012, 01:17 PM
illiterati


Witt didn't know you and I talked last night. I'll be taking care what you and I discuss last night. Son didn't leave until 4:30AM, so I'm shaking the fog right now ..  *hic*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 06, 2012, 02:47 PM
Apparently ..everyones ..post count is stuck ..most likely a server or database error ..I'll look into it




                                                          :coffee
Title: Re: Today
Post by: illiterati on April 06, 2012, 03:31 PM
what about a real-time chat room?

or a place to post and discuss the work of well-known (or not so well-known) poets?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: illiterati on April 06, 2012, 03:33 PM
i'm sure that soon my frequency of posting will get irritating. i'm just hoping that others respond by trying to outpost me, drown me out.

get a little busier around here.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: illiterati on April 06, 2012, 05:54 PM
what about a forum devoted to informally practicing interpretation - rather than critique - of particular poems? both famous poems and those written by members of the site?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on April 06, 2012, 10:44 PM
Interesting thought...do you mean we attempt to interpret what we think the writer means, or what it means to us?   If it is the latter,
there can be no wrong interpretation.  Correct?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 06, 2012, 11:02 PM
ittierati


we had a couple boards like that ..Now called Patchin PL Lounge ...as you can see poetry discussion, found poetry etc has gotten pushed way down the food chain ..but that would be a good place to start some new topics in regards to what your talking about ..check it out and start a topic ..if there's a lot of interest we can look at adding it to the description


http://www.tinroofalleypoets.org/poetry_boards/index.php/board,13.0.html (http://www.tinroofalleypoets.org/poetry_boards/index.php/board,13.0.html)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: illiterati on April 06, 2012, 11:07 PM
Well, not necessarily what the author meant - just because i write a poem doesnt mean i fully understand it and all of its possible meanings.

But not just what it means to me either. I can think your poem about alien abduction has a lot to say about the historical implications of the presidency of George Washington, and that would be dumb.

Just like there are better and not so better poems there are better and not so better ways to make sense of poems, and this would be a chance to practice.

And also a chance to share poems we like for one reason or another.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Kay on April 07, 2012, 12:34 AM
This is right with what I am doing right now. A friend of mine had mentioned a book called Wingbeats, where a poet Nathan Brown discusses the poem a day and how he stuck with it and it changed his writing life. I'm diving into it and have already in 2 days feeling such a keen difference in my muse. If you want to know more about it, just give me a holler.



Excellent suggestions illiterati~  A poem a day particularly appeals to me!   
Witt, dear Poetry Director, are you getting this?
Thanks for your suggestions!
 :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 07, 2012, 03:31 AM
   
   do we judge ourselves when we critique poetry?






Title: Re: Today
Post by: Kay on April 07, 2012, 11:33 AM
That's an interesting question, Rg. I don't think so, and I say that because it's not about judging a person, or shouldn't be if it's a true critique of a poem or prose or story.
Now we may be judging our knowledge of words and quality. Maybe that is what you are thinking of. I only critique a poem if I have an idea I think the narrator can use. And even then I often second guess myself. It's a slippery slope. I will say this. Those who have been the thickest of skins have proven to me anyway, to turn  out to be the most successful poets on the net. That's been my own observation anyway. Hope that makes sense in regards to your question.  :sweetkiss



   
   do we judge ourselves when we critique poetry?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 07, 2012, 01:13 PM
Well, I notice ..each persons critique is usually a mix of knowledge and personality. So I am thinking the personality part is the person apart from the knowledge. And if we are critiquing a poem or painting, from which influence dominates. Maybe I should grow a goatee..  *hug*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Kay on April 07, 2012, 01:41 PM
I'll have to chew on that one  :dblu :dblu :dblu :dblu

seriously, I guess personality plays a big part. it can be done without tearing the person to shreds, but I've read a lot of poems that need to be shredded including some of my own!



Well, I notice ..each persons critique is usually a mix of knowledge and personality. So I am thinking the personality part is the person apart from the knowledge. And if we are critiquing a poem or painting, from which influence dominates. Maybe I should grow a goatee..  *hug*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on April 07, 2012, 01:56 PM
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o522/buddychange12/EASTER/lou54.jpg)

 :hearts  *hug*

I know, I'm early...didn't want to forget.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 07, 2012, 02:03 PM
ah ah ..i think i saw a wabbit in the alley ..meooow *evil grin*


                                              :coffee




                                                           
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Cheshire Cat on April 08, 2012, 03:58 PM
Right now I'm enjoying the very first bit of Easter morning.  I started out listening to Dolly Parton's He's Alive!  And now I'm waiting for the pretty soon of sun to start shining...at which point I'll venture out to grab me some of it!  It promises to be a glorious day.  I may even pour myself a glass of peach chardonnay later in the day.  So picture me purely happy, it's been a bleak bleak winter.

 :dblu
Title: Re: Today
Post by: 7 on April 08, 2012, 05:29 PM
(http://instinctmagazine.com/images/stories/blogs/brolph/easter_what.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on April 08, 2012, 05:45 PM
Haha 7 I just love the cartoon!  Didnt
we always eat the ears first?!?!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: elise on April 08, 2012, 05:48 PM
CC---I am right there with ya. 
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 09, 2012, 02:06 PM


Good morning!

OK ..here we go...

         *dance*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Kay on April 10, 2012, 12:06 PM
I've decided to have a stress--------------free day  :hearts
Title: Re: Today
Post by: WordFaery on April 11, 2012, 01:13 AM
Metaphor toxicity.


I need coffee.......
and a new decoder ring apparently.

SOME of us like our poetry neat. We enjoy the presentation for what it is and don't go scratching our heads for the deeper meanings.

Does that make me stupid because I "don't get" the "real" meaning?
Well excuse me.

I'll just keep on writing my accessible free verse and cheerfully accept any and all points of view without getting my wings in a knot.

Now, let's all get over ourselves. 



WordFaery




Title: Re: Today
Post by: WordFaery on April 11, 2012, 02:42 AM
I'm sorry Kay.  My comments were not directed at you. And I apologize for hurting your feelings.


I was responding to comments from others that made me feel, somehow, unworthy.


Again, I apologize to you.

Marge


Title: Re: Today
Post by: Kay on April 11, 2012, 02:45 AM
I'm glad. all is okay. :hearts
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Kay on April 11, 2012, 02:47 AM
and tomorrow is going to be even better because my sister is taking me to see Barry Manilow,
 in Illinois. can't wait.  :rose :rose
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 11, 2012, 12:07 PM
Happy Hump Day Alley Cats!

Do you know why today is called Hump Day?

You hump it to the right, then
you hump it to left

Then you shake it all around..

                *dance*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: illiterati on April 11, 2012, 01:43 PM
what about a board to post and receive feedback on - not individual poems - but arrangements / collections of poems? anything from three to four poems in a row to chapbook or book length submissions, with critique focused specifically on the arrangement, sequencing, and order of the collection?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on April 11, 2012, 02:02 PM
Happy Hump Day Alley Cats!

Do you know why today is called Hump Day?

You hump it to the right, then
you hump it to left

Then you shake it all around..

                *dance*


Clarence Carter- Strokin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7gMkiOPSeA#)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: cafeRg on April 11, 2012, 04:39 PM

illiterati

Thats a great idea ..let's see if we get some feedback on that one. I think something that will help increase traffic, is each of us telling our friends and other poets.

The Experimental Verse is great to but I feel the current exercises are a bit involved to start with, maybe we should have something a little more introductory. The Poem A Day is definitely getting some attention. Witt's ideal of a Rolling Daily Poetry Journal of sorts with poems is cool too.

Another thing we all can do, if you have a website, is place this link back to us on it http://www.tinroofalleypoets.org/poetry_boards (http://www.tinroofalleypoets.org/poetry_boards) also if ya'll know of some directories particularly Poetry Directories. And be sure to tell your FB, Twitter, G+ and Diaspora friends to.

A community is only as good as its members.


Mystic

ha ha ..Clearance is the stroking King. That puppet cracked me up, where he jumped on that girls....  Thanks for the vid




Title: Re: Today
Post by: Mystic1 on April 11, 2012, 05:52 PM
 :tongue :blusmoke
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Halo on April 11, 2012, 07:43 PM
It's 5.40am in Melbourne, I woke up and now I can't get back to sleep. I really want to sleeeeeeeeeep. :(
Hope you're all having a good day after a long sleep.  :sweetkiss
Title: Re: Today
Post by: A-FRIEND on April 11, 2012, 09:54 PM
My favorite Manilow song, Kay.

http://youtu.be/GK8-gZVkYsk (http://youtu.be/GK8-gZVkYsk)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Kay on April 12, 2012, 06:21 PM
Earl, oh my word, I had such a fanTAStic time. 2nd row seats.

Really an amazing evening. He gives a marvelous performance and the back up dancers were so good.  *dance*

Mandy is my favorite but---well, I have another one, We made it through the rain