Impromptu Jam Session Brings Unity…It Can Happen! Watch

Hey bloggers! It’s another hot day in Connecticut, but I’ve managed to get writing done yesterday and today, between all the appointments I had to make. While checking my Facebook, I came across a Jimmy Kimmel video that a friend of mine posted and it inspired me so much that I wrote over five thousand words between yesterday and today. :) Anyone that knows me understands what a challenge that is.

I’m posting the video here so you can hear for yourselves how one person playing guitar outside a dollar store incited two other men to join him in an impromptu jam session as a bystander was taping it. The young man who taped the session on his phone posted it on his Facebook and it went viral. After viewing it, you will understand why. Enjoy.

Not only does music bring back memories of good times past, music unites everyone regardless of creed, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, gender, financial situation, color, and race. I’m far from perfect, but I like to think I’ve raised my daughter to live judgement free of others based on the above. I believe I did good. :)

The differences in our cultures, musical and written inspiration, and lifestyles make for interesting conversation, amazing music and storytelling. ~ Eva E. Solar

I wouldn’t have it any other way. My wish is that we as a world could be as united as everyone is this video was.  Thinking about it, it really isn’t that difficult.

I’m just sayin’…

This is my little contribution for today. Now I think I’m going to write a couple thousand words more. Until next time, Hugs to you all!!!

Express Yourself – July 21-25, 2014

Hello bloggers! Hope everyone had a good weekend. It’s time for this week’s posting of the Express Yourself weekly meme that comes out monthly with a different topic each week.

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Jackie Felger from Bouquet of Books and Dani Bertrand from Entertaining Interests founded this great blog hop that has a great group of people.

This week’s topic is:

July 21-25, 2014: What are some fave items you have that bring you comfort and/or special memories?

I don’t have too many physical items anymore that bring me comfort. I do own a few DVDs that bring back special memories, though, like Weekend at Bernie’s II. My mom loved that movie, and the way she snorted at the funny parts makes me smile every time I think about it; she probably laughed through most of that movie. :)  Music was always a big part of my life too. After I had my bleed, my daughter took me to see Dark Shadows for Mother’s Day. One of my new favorite songs is in that movie, even though it’s a classic. I wrote briefly about it here. I also posted a video of the song on that post too, if you’d like to hear it. Nothing beats an oldie but a goodie.

I have a hand written poem my dad wrote me for my twentieth birthday that I read occasionally when I’m feeling down. I also have a small bead figurine my mom made by her own hand in the hospital a few months before she passed of multiple myeloma in November 2001. I keep it in a safe place and only take it out once in a while so I can hold it close to my heart and let her know I’m OK.

It’s your turn; what items brought you comfort and special memories?

 

 

 

Express Yourself – July 14-18, 2014

Hello fellow bloggers! Hope everyone had a good weekend. It’s time for this week’s posting of the Express Yourself weekly meme that comes out monthly with a different topic each week.

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Jackie Felger from Bouquet of Books and Dani Bertrand from Entertaining Interests founded this great blog hop that has a great group of people with weekly topics that change every month. This week’s topic is:

July 14-18, 2014: What is a favorite grade school memory?

I have a few grade school memories, but one of my favorites was when I played an Indian in a second grade Thanksgiving play.

My mom made my costume from scratch and I must have been the most original and colorful Indian in the tribe! :) We had to do this little Indian dance and I remember being so out of step, turning this way and that. It didn’t stop my parents from telling me I was the best and most beautiful dancer on stage… (Rolling my eyes forty-something years later)

That’s my one grade school memory for this week. Have a great day everyone!

Express Yourself – July 7-11, 2014

Hello fellow bloggers! Hope everyone had a good weekend. It’s time for this week’s posting of the Express Yourself weekly meme that comes out monthly and has a different topic each week.

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Jackie Felger from Bouquet of Books and Dani Bertrand from Entertaining Interests founded this great blog hop that has a great group of people with weekly topics that change every month. This week’s topic is:

July 7-11, 2014: In your wip, what is the last line on page 10 and the first Line on page 42? not a writer, then use a book of your liking.

My WIP is tentatively titled: DON’T LOOK BACK

The last line on the current page 10 is:  “…Grace is MY girlfriend, not yours. If you want to swing that way, that’s your business, but get the fuck out of my house!” 

The first line on the current page 42 is:  “…Sex on the Beach, and bring one for my friend too!” She stared at Grace with a shit-eating grin and said,

I say current pages 10 and 42 because I have done so much editing and rewriting that I’m sure I’ll be making more changes by the time I’m done. That’s my addition for this week. I’d be interested in any critiques, good or bad on my sentence structure, wording, grammar, punctuation, or anything else that doesn’t seem right. I know two lines isn’t much, but I’ll take what I can get.

Have a great day everyone!

Express Yourself – June 30-July 4, 2014

Hey fellow bloggers. I did it again; I aimed for 75-100% for my Express Yourself posts last month and fell short. Grrr. I get so upset at myself. I feel blessed to have the totally amazing hosts still keeping me on the roster. I’m going to try harder this month.

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Jackie Felger from Bouquet of Books and Dani Bertrand from Entertaining Interests founded this great blog hop that has a great group of people with weekly topics that change every month. This week’s topic is:

JUNE 30-JULY 4: Did you have a beloved toy growing up? What was it?

Easy-peasy. It was my Raggedy Ann and Andy, although Ann was a lot more worn and torn than Andy.  :)

Of course, when I got a little older, it was all about my Barbie dream house (which looked nothing like today’s dream houses, haha), and convertible.

Yeah, those were my favorite toys growing up. Once I got to my teens, it was all about reading books, writing stories,  playing occasional Pac-Man, Galaga, Donkey Kong, and reading more books (even though I started the reading and writing part way earlier in life…typing this post just jogged a memory of me carrying a handful of books from the public library when I was about seven years old and reading them all within three days.)

Thank you Dani and Jackie for this week’s question. It jogged a memory I’m not sure I would’ve remembered otherwise. If you’re interested in participating in this blog hop, click on the image above to be transported to the sign-up linky! Have a great day everyone!