Saturday, December 26, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
1. This photo is an overhead view of Edinburgh from Edinburgh Castle.
4. Learmonth Court, once owned by a Duke, was converted into hundreds of flats (apartments). It's in the above background of photo.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Above, BAMBURGH CASTLE stands on a rocky outcrop in Northumerland, England. The castle has served as a location for several movies, including Roman Polanski's 1971 version of Macbeth.
Dating back to 1220, Scotland's most famous castle, EILEAN DONAN, is in the middle of a loch, near the Isle of Skye. One of Eilean Donan's 20th century restorers claimed that a dream helped him decide how the castle looked when it was first built. Plans that were later found at Edinburgh Castle proved that his hunch was right.
Ludwig the II of Bavaria, also known as Mad King Ludwig, began planning his famous NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE in the 1860's. A century later it would inspire another visionary structure: Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle. King Ludwig didn't get much chance to enjoy the Neuschwanstein. In 1886, as the castle was nearing completion, he died under suspicious circumstances with his body found floating in a lake.
The impressively fortified CHATEAU de CASTELNAUD is on limestone rocks above Dordogne River in France.
BRAN CASTLE has only the most tenuous of connections with Vlad the Impaler, the real-life inspiration for Count Dracula, but there's no denying the spooky charm of its many turrets and towers.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I've had the fun and honor of hearing four of my blog friends' voices. I've been asked to be interviewed on the site which I've entered my short story contest. I am forever indebted to you for reading and voting for "Rollerblading on the Rings of Saturn."
Now, for your entertainment, the voice behind the name of petra michelle.
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
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Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Recently, I found a quarter once per week in the last month.
One I found on the sidewalk; one on my boyfriend's car rooftop (don't ask!); and the third on the steps to my home. (I'm not counting any I've found in my home.)
Thinking it was mere coincidence for every quarter found, I'd received, in some way, a monetary return:
One week, a rebate;
Another, $200.00 from my bank;
The third, a check for $500.00.
What does the next quarter have to offer, I wonder? Or am I jinxing myself for not keeping this between the universe and me?
Saturday, October 17, 2009
"I saw it in the window, and just couldn't resist." Scarlett
One of Carol Burnett's finest and funniest!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Let's have dinner, post a poll on Facebook, then see if President Obama should be assassinated! God save the human race!
I thought I'd seen it all when President Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy were assassinated. And now this? Has this country lost its soul and mind?
Sunday, October 11, 2009
**written by petra michelle**
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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Since tickets went on sale on Sunday, hundreds of shows have already sold out. Sony Pictures, the studio behind the movie, claims that 30,000 tickets were sold in London within the first day of sales while $1 million were sold in Japan during the same time span.
Advance sales records were also broken everywhere from Holland to New Zealand. Fans weren't just logging onto their computers for tickets. The 3,000 tickets to advanced screenings the day before the film's release in Los Angeles were gone in two hours with fans waiting in line for up to three days.
This Is It will open worldwide on October 28th for a two-week run.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
In the 1989 Tom Hanks/Joe Dante comedy, The 'Burbs', Gibson played the villain. In 1980 he played the leader of the "Illinois Nazis" in the John Landis film The Blues Brothers. Most younger audiences associate him with this film in particular due to its popularity. He made a brief appearance in Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia as an eccentric barfly. He also worked frequently as a voice actor in animation, most notably portraying Wilbur the pig in the popular children's movie Charlotte's Web (1973). He also worked on the cartoon The Grim Adventures Of Billy & Mandy as Lord Pain.
Gibson re-teamed with director Dante a few years later when Gremlins 2 was released in 1990. He performed a cameo as the office worker who is caught taking a smoking break on camera and fired by the sadistic boss. He later had a leading role in a Season 5 episode of Stargate SG-1 entitled "The Sentinel", as the character Marul.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Your pet could win you a trip, $2,000 cash, and pet supplies from Bissell!
Enter the Halloween Pet Costume Contest for a chance to win the grand prize: airfare for four and a five-night stay at Seattle’s Hotel Vintage Park, $2,000 cash, and pet supplies from Bissell, including a pet hair vacuum, and more! Just submit a photo of your pet in costume — dog, cat, bird, guinea pig, rabbit, reptile, horse or anything else you love. And be sure to vote on the cutest costumes — even if you don't have a pet!
Make a Pet Photo Album
Enter your pet's photo
Vote on cute costumes
Visit Good Housekeeping.com and click on Family and Pets.
Also, a chance to win $100,000 for groceries!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Patrick Wayne Swayze was an American actor, dancer and singer-songwriter. He was best-known for his roles as romantic leading men in the films Dirty Dancing and Ghost and as Orry Main in the North and South television miniseries. He was listed by People magazine as its "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991. He died of pancreatic cancer.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
My parents are diabetic, so I'll often make recipes The d(diabetic)Life Kitchen offers. This one is one of my favorites because it's quick, easy, delicious, and wholesome! I'm not a diabetic and love it!
I hope you enjoy it! And I'd love to hear your feedback if you try it!
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Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
The band might be up there in age, but they're still rocking. No, really. LET'S give a hand to the Moody Blues -- the Brit Invasion band's days of future have passed, but that doesn't stop them from delivering great rock shows. At Radio City Music Hall for a one-night stand Thursday, the rockers played a set that reminded the sold-out Music Hall why they're one of the most important rock acts to ever come out of the UK. The scope of the band's songs in this performance showcased their musicality (they've still got it), and that there's more to the Moody Blues than the movie soundtrack staple "Nights in White Satin," most recently borrowed by Rob Zombie for his horror flick "Halloween 2." The obvious fan favorites, most of which are still played daily on classic rock radio -- such as "Question," "Tuesday Afternoon" and "Your Wildest Dreams" -- peppered this concert, keeping the show's momentum going despite a few slow clunkers like "Are You Sitting Comfortably?" that weighed down the middle of the set.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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Just a preview of the concert. I hope to have more songs soon.
This is one of my favorite Moody Blues songs, The Story in Your Eyes.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
RECIPE FOR A MIRACLE
- 1 cup of Tension
- 2 cups of Stress
- 1 teaspoon of Guilt
- 2 heaping cups of Limited Time
- 3/4 tablespoons of Urgency
- A dash of "No Other Choice"
- 3 heaping cups of Faith
Fold in ingredients gently into a bowl. Mix vigorously and add a few tears. You'll sweat a little as you knead the dough.
Pack it firmly between your hopes and dreams and form into a perfect little ball.
Sprinkle it with a little faith, rolling the ball in the flour until fully covered.
Place it under a veil of belief and allow it to rise.
Put it in an oven that has been pre-set at the perfect temperature for the heat of trials and tribulations.
Allow it to brown under the warmth of God's love. Remove after due season and allow to cool in the confidence of His promise.
Garnish with your praises. Arrange neatly on a platter of thankfulness and serve to friends, families, and oh yes, strangers...invite them too!
Pass on the recipe to all who request it and let them know that with this recipe, they have the makings of a miracle!
~~ Author Unknown ~~
Saturday, August 22, 2009
The first dots will be drawn at a ribbon cutting ceremony one day before Michael's Birthday, Friday, August 28, 2009, Noon at the EDGE Performing Arts Center, Hollywood, California.