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Friday, February 25, 2011

I had heard this before: "Which is the largest of the Greek islands?

Your answer: Crete

At 3,219 square miles, Crete is only slightly smaller than either Cyprus or Puerto Rico. It is the largest of the Greek islands, and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean. Crete was the home of the Minoans, Europe's first advanced civilization (2700-1400 BC)."

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JAYMURZ 2/28/2011 10:42AM

    Guess I never realized how much land that isle spanned before? Thx!

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FLORIDAGHOST 2/25/2011 10:10PM

    Thanks for the info!


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Thursday, February 24, 2011

This would be a funny match. I need to write that book someday. "Literature loves a strong lady! Pick the choice that does NOT match the heroine up with her author.

Your answer: Scarlett O'Hara; author H.G. Wells

It was Margaret Mitchell who penned the exasperating and reluctant heroine Scarlett O'Hara in the 1936 novel "Gone With The Wind". She was later brought to life in the movies by actress Vivien Leigh. Elizabeth "Betsy" Taylor is the vampire heroine in MaryJanice Davidson's "Undead" series."

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ZOMBIEGIRL.NET 3/6/2011 11:28AM

    i love when they mix things that don't seem to belong. the pride prejudice and zombies works wonderfully! i like mixing up a classic to make it new again =)

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JAYMURZ 2/25/2011 11:14AM

    Hmmmm... somehow I can see Vivian Leigh in "War of the Worlds"?!

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FLAMENM 2/24/2011 9:03PM

    I'm trying to picture Scarlett in an HG Wells world. interesting thought experiemnt!

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Both stood the test of time, really. It is funny how much music can mean to people, over the years. Oh well, we all need our hobbies to relax at the end of the day. Which classic album prevented the The Jimi Hendrix Experience's debut album, "Are You Experienced", from reaching No. 1 in the UK charts in 1967?

Your answer: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

"Are You Experienced", which showcased Jimi Hendrix's amazing talent, was released in the UK on 12 May 1967 and reached No. 2 in the UK Albums Chart. The album that kept it off the No. 1 spot was "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by The Beatles, which spent 27 weeks at the top spot over an eight month period. In 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked the U.S. version of "Are You Experienced" No. 15 on its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

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FLORIDAGHOST 2/24/2011 5:45PM

    I'm still loving the 60's music. Believe it or not - the Mama and the Papa's was one of my favorites. I also really liked Paul Reveir and the Raders and the Beach Boys. I wasn't too into Jimi or the Beattles. Jimi is buried not far from where I lived most of my life. I've never gone there late at night, but it is said that if you do sneak into the place, you can hear Jimi playing his guitar. It's probably more wishful thinking than real, and as I said, I've never done it, but it sounds interesting anyway.


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JAYMURZ 2/23/2011 11:22AM

    Both were amazing in thier own way. But the Beatles got a lot more air time over here.

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HINOTO 2/22/2011 3:49PM

    I like the Beatles more than Hendrix anyway. Haha.
Though Hendrix was a truly amazing guitarist!

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ANDREA409 2/22/2011 2:30PM

    Love, love, love the Beatles. Jimi is pretty cool too, but the Beatles are my favorite band, by far.

There are moments when I sincerely, fervently wish I had been a teen or young adult in the 60's. The 90's were a fabulous time for music, as well, but the mainstream music scene today does little to entice me.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Purple used to be the color of royalty. Think of how badly it would suck to collect sea snail mucous all day long for a job. "Which of these colors is commonly associated with royalty?

Your answer: purple

In Roman and Greek times, the dye Tyrian purple was so expensive that only royalty and other wealthy nobles could afford it. The dye was produced using a mucous secretion from one of several species of sea snails found in the eastern Mediterranean."

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MIMOTOGO 2/21/2011 10:33PM

    I love purple... Thanks for your info emoticon

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ANDREA409 2/21/2011 10:02AM

    I learned about this in a Shakespeare class in college. Pretty badass.

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JAYMURZ 2/20/2011 2:23PM

    ...and in Ceramic, in particular Mosaic Tiles thta you see inside Mosque's and palaces, Blue was the most expensive color!

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FLAMENM 2/20/2011 2:13PM

    Purple is my favorite color. I love that it came from snails!

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KASSIANDORA 2/20/2011 1:27PM

    I love the color purple!

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Friday, February 18, 2011

P.S. Doctors found two non cancerous tumors in my hips this week. This could explain why I have been working out constantly and STILL having fitness issues! They say I need surgery this year. I am greatly looking forward to it at this point. The headaches, mood swings, lack of energy, and weakness they have been causing are wrath of heaven painful! My health has been shoddy for a while, it took forever for doctors to find the problems. Getting doctors and nurses to See you, and getting health care workers to actually LISTEN TOO you are two VERY different things.

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ANDREA409 2/21/2011 10:04AM

    First, I'm glad you finally have an answer, and I hope that the surgery provides your much-needed relief.

Second, don't even get me STARTED on health care workers not listening to the public. I just went off on a rant about this last night, in fact. It frustrates me endlessly. But I won't get into that here and now. emoticon

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JAYMURZ 2/19/2011 1:12PM

    Wow! I would never have thought that some of those symptoms you describe would have originated in your hips? Amazing the body is. Here's to a complete recovery, and a better life for you!

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MIMOTOGO 2/18/2011 9:54PM

    It's so true about the Dr. situation. I am so sorry you are going through this. Hope all turns around for you soon.

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FATROCKSTAR 2/18/2011 9:11PM

    It was very fortunate that they were able to find themm-good luck with the surgery! Normandy

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OUTDOORGIRL69 2/18/2011 8:10PM

    Prayers are there for you.

God Bless

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