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Blue Moon

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Since the moon is on an approximate 28 day cycle, occasionally we have what's called the blue moon - a second full moon in a month. This year, it's on New Year's Eve (in the Western hemisphere, anyway. It'll be on New Year's Day for Australia and the Eastern hemisphere).

Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone,
Without a dream in my heart,
Without a love of my own,

Blue moon, you knew just what I was there for,
You heard me saying a prayer for,

Someone I could care for,
And then there suddenly appeared before me,
Someone my arms could really hold,

I heard you whisper "Darling please adore me,"
And when I looked to the moon it had turned to gold,

Blue moon, now I'm no longer alone,
Without a dream in my heart,
Without a love of my own.

And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will ever hold
heard somebody whisper please adore me
And when I looked the Moon had turned to gold

Blue moon
Now I'm no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Blue moon
Now I'm no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Originally Written by Rodgers and Hart (1934),
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart, music by Richard Rodgers. Remade by many others...
Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley (Sun Records 1954)

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VICIOUS421 1/4/2010 12:04AM

    Love learning the history of the songs! The pictures were awesome!!!

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CLEOLEFT1 12/31/2009 8:34PM

    WAY cool pix!

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SUGARPUNK52 12/31/2009 1:06AM

  Thank you for the first smile of my day.Happy New Year! GOD bless.

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Quotes about Time

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's that time of the year when we start reviewing. Have we accomplished anything this year? Regrets (I have a few), accomplishments, what would I change, what am I proud of? So, as I ponder the end of the year, putting off (once again) the dog walk in the cold ... I found these on

Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life. William Faulkner

Time you enjoyed wasting is not a waste of time.

Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. Ambrose Bierce

Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough. George Bernard Shaw

For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work. Doug Larson

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. Roger Babson

Lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them. Dion Boucicault

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away. Charles Caleb Colton

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. C. S. Lewis

The present is a point just passed. David Russell

The time I kill is killing me. Mason Cooley

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be. Paul Valery

Time goes, you say? Ah, no! alas, time stays, we go. Henry Austin Dobson

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

AYAMMAYA 8/10/2010 4:21AM

    Meri this blog really resonates with me today ~ Thank you for taking time to create and save this!

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VICIOUS421 12/29/2009 11:36PM

    Love the quotes on time! Pictures as always are awesome!!!!

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FLAMENM 12/29/2009 8:40PM

    To add to your collection...
TIme, time, time. See what becomes of me.
As I look around, at life's mysteries...
The Bangles

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Winter (a poem)

Monday, December 28, 2009

I'm playing on line, watching the noon news and putting off walking the pups because it's COLD outside. Also still have to get to the gym. I have managed to get one of the cats to the vet for his routine checkup and shots - after he chewed his way out of the first cloth carrier.

Starkist is staying away from me for a while ("you stuffed me inna box, and then someone stuck a stick in my hinney, and then, and then I got stuck with sharp things!!! I don't like you no more")
(Neither of the kitty pix is Starkist)

by Walter de la Mare

Clouded with snow
The cold winds blow,
And shrill on leafless bough
The robin with its burning breast
Alone sings now.

The rayless sun,
Day's journey done,

Sheds its last ebbing light
On fields in leagues of beauty spread
Unearthly white.

Thick draws the dark,
And spark by spark,

The frost-fires kindle, and soon
Over that sea of frozen foam
Floats the white moon.

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VICIOUS421 12/29/2009 11:32PM

    Beautiful poem and pictures!! Poor Starkist!!!! LOL those pictures were great!

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CLEOLEFT1 12/29/2009 6:02PM

    I know what you mean about poor kitty. My cat took over a year to forgive us for just going on vacation when she was a kitten

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PEDAL-PUSHER 12/29/2009 12:08PM

    GORGEOUS pictures! Splash also gets stressed at the vet and sheds like there is no tomorrow, but he always gives her a good pet and till we leave she is geared for another ride in the of her favorite things.

Cold here also, we walked yesterday in the wind, not sure if I want to brave it today!

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MKPQ51 12/28/2009 9:26PM

    Sorry Starkist had to get shots; but, I simply love the pic that accompanied your comments.


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DESERTDREAMERS 12/28/2009 8:20PM

    I walked the pups to the groomers, and took myself to the gym. Got back in time to feed everyone, and Starkist decided he'd forgive me (since I had food).

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SUNNYH99 12/28/2009 4:10PM

    Beautiful, Meri! Poor Starkist! Hope he's back to his old self again.

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STACE0385 12/28/2009 3:05PM

    I love the poem!

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Auld Lang Syne

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Auld Lang Syne is a song traditionally sung at midnight when horns are blown, confetti is thrown, and a general party atmosphere is created to ring in the New Year with happiness and hope for a bright and prosperous year. Robert Burns wrote the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne in 1788. It is sung to a traditional folk song. translates Auld lang syne to mean "the good old days". Wikipedia translates the phrase as "old long since", "long, long ago", or "days gone by".

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne

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VICIOUS421 12/29/2009 11:30PM

    Loved it, never knew that about the song!! LOL That Kitty with the wine glass....LOL great pictures!!!

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MKPQ51 12/28/2009 9:30PM

    It's so good of you to share the background info on all the songs.


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CLEOLEFT1 12/28/2009 1:50PM

    you got it

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PEDAL-PUSHER 12/28/2009 8:11AM

    I never really thought about the meaning to the words until yesterday...........the radio station I listen to does a daily trivia question and that was yesterdays. LOVE the dog friend has a dog that mine plays with, and t'hug' like that.

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3CHIHUAHUA 12/28/2009 8:09AM

    Oh Man!
It's that time again?


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Baby, It's Cold Outside

Saturday, December 26, 2009

"Baby, Its Cold Outside" is a pop song with words and music by Frank Loesser. Loesser wrote the duet in 1944 and premiered the song with his wife at their Navarro Hotel housewarming party. Frank Loesser (1910-1969) is one on America's major lyricists, having written the lyrics to hundreds of songs for films and army shows. He is most famous for writing the musical comedy scores for Where's Charley", Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

I really can't stay - Baby it's cold outside
I've got to go away - Baby it's cold outside
This evening has been - Been hoping that you'd drop in
So very nice - I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice
My mother will start to worry - Beautiful, what's your hurry
My father will be pacing the floor - Listen to the fireplace roar
So really I'd better scurry - Beautiful, please don't hurry
Well Maybe just a half a drink more - Put some music on while I pour

The neighbors might think - Baby, it's bad out there
Say, what's in this drink - No cabs to be had out there
I wish I knew how - Your eyes are like starlight now
To break this spell - I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell
I ought to say no, no, no, sir - Mind if I move a little closer
At least I'm gonna say that I tried - What's the sense in hurting my pride
I really can't stay - Baby don't hold out
Ahh, but it's cold outside

C'mon baby

I simply must go - Baby, it's cold outside
The answer is no - Ooh baby, it's cold outside
This welcome has been - I'm lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm -- Look out the window at that storm
My sister will be suspicious - Man, your lips look so delicious
My brother will be there at the door - Waves upon a tropical shore
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious - Gosh your lips look delicious
Well maybe just a half a drink more - Never such a blizzard before I've got to go home - Oh, baby, you'll freeze out there
Say, lend me your comb - It's up to your knees out there

You've really been grand - Your eyes are like starlight now
But don't you see - How can you do this thing to me
There's bound to be talk tomorrow - Making my life long sorrow
At least there will be plenty implied - If you caught pneumonia and died
I really can't stay - Get over that old out
Ahh, but it's cold outside

Baby it's cold outside

Brr its cold...
It's cold out there
Cant you stay awhile longer baby
Well... I really shouldn't... All right

Make it worth your while baby
Ahh, do that again...

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TOMWDCSKC 12/12/2010 1:31AM

    But baby it's cold outside. emoticon emoticon

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VICIOUS421 12/29/2009 11:27PM

    LOL Those pictures were awesome!!!! I couldn't hardly read for laughing at them!!! Thank You!!!

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PEDAL-PUSHER 12/26/2009 1:37PM

    Another favorite song!

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SUNNYH99 12/26/2009 8:48AM

    Very sweet, and I liked the picture of Central Park (or is it Prospect Park) with all the snowflakes. Beautiful!

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GETDONE 12/26/2009 8:13AM

    FUN emoticon emoticon

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LUCKYLADY777 12/26/2009 8:08AM

    So fun !! and my Holiday continues with cute pictures. Thank you for another great blog and baby it is cold outside !! emoticon

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