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A Tornado? Here?


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Tornado in November?

Originally posted on Which Way Now 101:

“ . . . high winds . . . 12:00 . . . headed this way . . . possible tornado . . . till 3:00 . . . some heavy rain . . .”

I stared wide eyed at the park ranger on the beach talking to our neighbor. “Did you get all that?” he asked when he turned my way.

A tornado watch! We were aware that the hurricane season is over at the end of November, but a tornado season? Checking a Florida disaster website, I discovered that there are two tornado seasons in Florida. The summer season ends in September and the Deadly Spring Season (yes, folks, that’s what it’s called) starts in February. Where does that leave us in December?

An ominous sky

An ominous sky

It leaves us on a tiny scrap of land called Long Key, where one could sprint – if one was capable of…

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Advice From A Mountain


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Advice from a mountain? Yes, and pretty good advice, too.

Originally posted on 300 Word Limit:

IMG_2454Reach new heights

Savor life’s peak experiences

There is beauty as far as the eye can see

Stand in the strength of Your True Nature

Be uplifting

Follow the trails of the Wise Ones

Protect and preserve timeless beauty,

silence, solitude, serenity,

flowing rivers,

ancient trees.

Rise above it all

Make solid decisions

Climb beyond your limitations

Leave no stone unturned

Never take life for granite

Get to the point

Patience, patience, patience

Life has its ups and downs

Let your troubles vanish into thin air

To summit all up

It’s the journey step by step

Rock on!

–Ilan Shamir

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The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Gift Wrapped Cats


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Christmas traditions from around the world and yes — gift-wrapped cats!

Originally posted on The top 10 of Anything and Everything!!!:

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Gift Wrapped Cats

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Gift Wrapped Cats

Lets face it, the internet is cat crazy! Over this first year of my blog we have seen them dressed as Sushi, painted, boxed and generally treated rather badly for our own amusement. Sadly for or feline friends Christmas time is not that much different, because today we are taking a little peek into the crazy trend of cat wrapping…

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Dynasty Warriors 8: Under the Radar review


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A popular “hack and slash” video game in Japan — Dynasty Warriors 8 reviewed by Poppycock Reviews in Under the Radar section. Check it out.

Originally posted on Poppycock Reviews:

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Developer: Omega Force
Publisher: TecmoKoei
Genre: (Crowd) Hack & Slash (1-vs-Many)
Available on: PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 (for NA/EU)
Reviewed on: PlayStation 3
Release date:
(NA) July 16th, 2013
(EU) July 19th, 2013
(JP)  February 28th, 2013

What I’ve played:
Story Mode to completion
Free Mode battles to unlock weapons
Ambition Mode to completion

Welcome to another Under the Radar Review from Poppycock Reviews. This time we’ll be reviewing the Chinese Historical Fantasy game Dynasty Warriors 8. It is among one of the most popular video game series in Japan, but here in the West it is often reduced to “mindless button masher” and a series that is “more of the same.” In comparison to “Call of Duty,” which the West tends to prefer, you can see some hypocrisy in those statements (mindless shooter, more of the same). The purpose of…

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FRUITVALE STATION: a review and Q & A with writer/director Ryan Coogler


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A nice review of FRUITVALE STATION with an interview of Ryan Coogler, the filmmaker.

Originally posted on MusicMoviesThoughts:

MICHAEL B. JORDAN, OCTAVIA SPENCER, RYAN COOGLER behind the scenes in FRUITVALE STATION (courtesy of The Weinstein Company)

MICHAEL B. JORDAN, OCTAVIA SPENCER, RYAN COOGLER behind the scenes in FRUITVALE STATION
(courtesy of The Weinstein Company)

I can remember, back in January of 2009, starting the New Year as many do with new goals set, new expectations for myself, and the feeling of a fresh start. Then several days later, I was one of many persons who viewed a terrible tragedy on a YouTube video. It was a haunting and poignant reminder of how precious life is and how sudden it can be taken. I’m of course referring to the death of 22-years-old Oscar Grant III, who was murdered on January 1st, 2009 by a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit District) police officer at the now infamous Fruitvale subway stop in Oakland, CA. Oscar was removed from the train by BART officers, after he fought with rivals, and was shot in the back while lying face down on…

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Mugshots are ugly


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One of the best “I got a Versatile Blogger Award” announcements I’ve read!

Originally posted on We Live In A Flat:

What is an ugly picture?

How about a mug shot? After all such pictures possibly personify best what is ugly in human society.


Daily Prompt: Shape up or ship out/Ugly


The following is a Versatile Blogger Award response masquerading as a fictitious news article. :P

Singapore – Donna the local mongrel who was previously turned in for investigation by the authorities for the first suspected unlicensed protest to be staged by a dog in this country has fled. It is rumoured that the dog police whispered in embarrassment the statement that Donna the local mongrel, made her escape when wardens let her out in the yard to read her pee-mail. The authorities do not have an answer as to why the local mongrel held in custody should have access to pee-mail or any kind of communications with the dog network. They have refused to comment for this news report.

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Eff Words


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And I just love snow…

Originally posted on Breathing Space:

Yesterday was a bright sunshiny day. It was also day 5 of a 6 day work week for me, and about -17 Celsius with a brisk wind.  I looked outside in the morning and said EFF THIS, or words to that effect. This is March for the love of all that’s holy, not January.  It wouldn’t have been so disappointing to get all this snow if we hadn’t been seeing bare roads and snowless walkways and little tiny hints of spring.  Now they’ve disappeared again.

Looking down our driveway.  Wanting to run back inside and sleep for about six weeks.

Looking down our driveway. Wanting to run back inside and sleep for about six weeks.

 

The front of my house.

The front of my house.

My neighbors front lawn.

My neighbors front lawn.

I know I should not be saying bad words, not only because they don’t sound very nice, but also because they have no power to change the weather.

I will blame being tired of working, and maybe also the fact that muttering ‘oh…

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