Friday, June 28, 2024

I Wish!



I wish this were the case!
But it's not ~ My Must Do List has buried me this week,
so I'm unable to post today.
I hope to make the rounds visiting tomorrow at least.
Have a great weekend!
I'll be back for sure for IWSG Day on Wednesday, July 3rd.


Have a laughter-filled weekend! 


 Till next time ~
 Fundy Blue
 
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My next post will be 
Wednesday, July 3rd. 🀞 

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Friday, June 21, 2024

Laughter Is Good!

"Stress relief from laughter?  It's no joke," says the Mayo Clinic.
Since I'm feeling stressed, I decided that I'd post some funnies this week. 
After all, laughter is good for many things, including your soul.


When I was pulling a load of laundry out of my dryer yesterday, 
one of my dryer balls fell on the floor.
I picked it up and started laughing, because it looked just like I felt.

The Perfect Reflection of Me! 
 Aurora, Colorado USA
June 18, 2024
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I took it as a sign from the Universe and started searching for something to laugh at.
I found this and I cracked up, because it reminded me 
of my wonderful friend Pat Hatt, his zany humor, and his menagerie of pets.

❤️ πŸΎ Here's to you, Pat! 🐾 ❤️


I hope the funnies tickle your funny bone.   They certainly did mine.
My only criteria for selecting them was they made me laugh when I needed to.  
Here's to laughter! 







This Could So Happen To ADHD Me!  πŸ˜‚





































Oops!  This is why when someone needs to get ahold of me they contact Terry!





For Rain:  Spirals ~ Guaranteed to make me spiral out of control!  πŸ˜‚


For Tom:  Aloha ~
Mural by DFace ~ 2015
This is an example of British artist DFace's signature Lichtenstein-inspired work.
The mural is located on 570 Dillingham Boulevard in Honolulu.  source



For Gillena:  Haiku 


For Nicole:  Baby Faces 
Roy and Me
An early ADHD clue I should have picked up on. 
 I wore a harness and trailed a rope from the time I could walk until I was about four.  
Smith's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
Summer 1952
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Me
Smith's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
Summer 1952
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Have a great laughter-filled weekend! 


 Till next time ~
 Fundy Blue
 
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My next post will be 
Friday, June 21st. 🀞 

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Friday, June 14, 2024

Drive

Music is nearly always playing when I write.
I use it to feel a tone or emotion for what I'm writing.
Recently I found the perfect song for languor.

An odd emotion, I'm sure.
Google's Oxford Languages defines languor as, 
"the state or feeling, often pleasant, of tiredness or inertia."source

Last Evening in Vegas ~ Definitely in a State of Languor
Terry and I at the Plaza's Carousel Bar
Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 3, 2024
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I rarely feel languorous.  
I'm a ball of nervous energy, high strung, with an impressive startle response.
So it was amazing when I heard Joe Bonamassa's "Drive" for the first time recently.
I slipped into a state of languor, remembering other languorous times in my life.
And I played the song again and again just to hold on to that mellow emotion.

Joe Bonamassa ~ "Drive"

On my last night in Las Vegas, I was definitely wallowing in languor.
I had done all I wanted to do and more on our visit:

😁 Enjoyed the gorillas now storming Fremont Street... 
Dancing with Gorillas
 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
May 29, 2024
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Not the Least Bit Intimidated
 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
May 29, 2024
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πŸ₯°  Listened to great music...
Johnny Douglas (Guitar) and Rich Embry (Vocals) ~ Alter Ego
 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 1, 2024
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Volume 1 Band Performing for La Vida Loca Latin Nights ~ Fabulous!
 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 2, 2024
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πŸ₯³ Cheered for the Oilers...
An Oiler's Contingent at CIRCA's Sportsbook (the World's Largest)
 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 2, 2024
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Western Conference Champs
 Sportsbook CIRCA
Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 2, 2024
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 πŸ˜‹Overindulged in fatty, salty, and sweet food... 
Stellabello Has Great Pizza!
West Sahara
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
May 29, 2024
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Decisions!  Decisions!
pinkbox
Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 3, 2024
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πŸ˜…  Had some luck gambling and fun watching the casino scene...
CIRCA
 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 2, 2024
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CIRCA
 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 2, 2024
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😡‍πŸ’«  And lingered over a number of cocktails.
Mermaid ~ Mickie Finnz
 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
May 31, 2024
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Spicy and Potent ~ with a Water Chaser
At the Plaza's Carousel Bar
Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 3, 2024
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Languorous
At the Plaza's Carousel Bar
Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 2, 2024
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😎  Best of all was Good Buddy Time!
The Latest in Many Years of Conversations ~ Jon and Terry
 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
May 31, 2024
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Best Buddy, Best Hubby, Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me!
 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 2, 2024
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Here's to languor!
Here's to wasting time in mellow moments,
especially when reality is a plane ride away in a few hours! 😭


For Rain:  Bicycles ~ Poised on Fremont Street 
Believe in Yourself
 Fremont Street Performer
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
July 24, 2019
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For Tom:  Aloha ~ Bicycle
Flower Power
Waikiki, Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawai'i
February 10, 2018
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For Gillena:  Sunset Will Linger Waikiki
Surfer
Waikiki, Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawai'i
Date Lost - 2012 or later
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For Nicole:  Interesting Faces 
Unicycle Riders ~ Honolulu Festival Parade
Waikiki, Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawai'i
March 13, 2016
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What Does a Bouncer Think on a Long Shift?
Fremont Street
Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 2, 2024
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Beautiful, Confident, and Talented
Eva (Lead Guitarist, left), Sara (Vocalist and DJ, middle), and Misha (Bass Guitarist, right)
Stays in Vegas, Fremont Street Band
Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 2, 2024
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Have a great weekend! 


 Till next time ~
 Fundy Blue
 
Standing Into Danger                                    https://selkiegrey4.blogspot.com
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My next post will be 
Friday, June 21st. 🀞 

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Here are the lyrics for "Drive" ~ composers Joe Bonamassa and James House:

Babe, you’ve been feeling poorly   
I’ve been dealing with stress
Why don’t we go out tonight   
Put on your favorite dress

And let’s drive   
Into the night into the light
Let’s ride   Put on an old blues song
Let all our troubles be gone   
And drive 

Feel like I’ve been a prisoner   
Of my own design
I’ve been such a bad listener   
But I hear you tonight

Let’s drive   
Into the night, into the light
Let’s ride   
Put on some old blues songs
Let all our troubles be gone
Let’s drive
Let’s drive

30 miles from Santa Fe
Bound for San Anton’
Even though it’s dark out here
I don’t feel alone

Let’s drive
Into the night, into the light
Let’s ride
Put on an old blues song
Let all our troubles be gone
Let’s drive

Put on an old blues song
Let all our troubles be gone
Let’s drive
Let’s drive

Joe Bonamassa:  "Joseph Leonard Bonamassa (born May 8, 1977) is an American blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. He started his career at age twelve, when he opened for B.B. King.[3] Since 2000, Bonamassa has released fifteen solo albums through his independent record label J&R Adventures, of which eleven have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Blues chart."  Wikipedia