I’m taking things easy this summer. Blogosphere is a bit like a ghost town this time of year and that’s ok. We all need to break away from our normal routine to enjoy life and what better time to do it than summer? Exactly.
DH and I are getting out more but staying relatively closer to home with shorter trips. It doesn’t matter what we do as long as we do it together. We passed through Dayton Tennessee. I noticed a business we passed called Monkey Town Brewing Company. That seemed like an odd name. DH mentioned the famous trial against a high school teacher for teaching evolution was held in Tennessee and maybe somewhere nearby. I consorted with Google to learn this 1925 case took place in Dayton at the Rhea County Courthouse. July 10th will mark the 92nd anniversary of the landmark Scopes Monkey Trial.
While summer is under way, this Cathy wants to play. Not-so Wordless Wednesdays will be few; meaning limited linking time, so I decided to not add my linky party. I hope you’ll include a link back in comments for me and others to find your photo shares, though. 😉
Now for all you #BoTBers and other mewsic enthusiasts, I’ll share the outcome of my last battle but first let me pass on a little mews bulletin…
Starting next month, some players including myself plan to cut back participation. I decided to step down for the rest of the summer. If you subscribe to my post via email then you won’t miss a thing other wise mark your calendar for my BoTB return on September 15th. 😉
Alrighty, it won’t surprise any of y’all to know who the winner is in my A Father’s Day Tribute Showdown. I threw three contenders onto center stage to rival for that coveted golden mic award. The battle nearly left one daughter out and the other only gathered a few votes making this an easy steal for…
Final tally: Carnie & Wendy (my pick) 10 votes, Jen 1 vote, and Roseanne 2 votes. Thanks to everyone for playing along!
You’re invited to visit Stephen for a complete list of BoTBers to see how their battles went last time. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off this YouTube Wilson (Carnie & Wendy) Phillips (Chynna) playlist .
Have a funtastic summer and join me on the dance floor “freebie style” with Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me!
Hello, Kittens and Dawgs, I’m still taking a break but I’m interrupting my down time to present the Mystery Blogger Award to a few of my fellow bloggers and while I’m here I decided to share a morning slice of moon take on chilly February morning. I displayed another photo taken the same day with my SWF fans.
Passed to me last month after the A to Z Challenge with the honor to receive the Mystery Blogger Award which I will now share with you the general guidelines for accepting this award.
Rule 1: Put the award logo/image on your blog. ✓
Rule 2: List the rules.✓
Rule 3: Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog. ✓
I’d like to a very special thanks to Janet Miles for nominating me. You’re a peach! Now, insist you go visit her at Janet’s Smiles. 😀
Rule 4: Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.✓
This step sounds like a cool way to get extra traffic to your blog but any who I’ll play along. 😉 The mastermind behind this nifty little award is a young kitten, Okoto Enigma’s Blog who obviously is pretty smart to come up with this ingenious idea.
Rule 5: Tell your readers three things about yourself. ✓
The first thing you may not know about me is I bleed easily. If I get a paper cut, you’d swear I lost a finger or somethin’
Secondly, I’m beautiful! tossing hair in the wind. Wait, my hair is too short! Okay…you got me I’m beautiful on the inside (aren’t we all?) and as you guessed I’m a bit nuts. I have a little white jacket to prove it, too. 😀
Third, I don’t know if you want to know this or not but I shave my legs every day. I can’t stand having the prickles. The good thing is keeping said routine causes the hair growth to slow down due to over shaving and if I miss a day my legs are still pretty smooth.
Rule 8: Ask your nominee any five questions of your choice, one weird or funny question.
Where’s the strangest place you been?
Do you have any naval fuzz or toe jam?
Based on your pant size, what’s your IQ? (Intelligence Guide: 0 or smaller = “dumb blonde who cares if you’re a brunette”, 2-4 = “I don’t understand the question” 6-8 = “Getting by” 1 0-12 = “Smarty Pants” 14 -up = “Extraterrestrial” or no answer = “I’m either too embarrassed to announce to the world how little I know or I’m far too modest to boast how smart I am”?
What’s the dumbest thing you ever did?
What’s the smartest thing you’ve done?
My answers to Janet’s questions.
Who is your favorite author?Me. No, really I’m not into literature so I don’t have a favorite author. My reading is strictly blogs and other internet sources.
How long have you been blogging?This June will make seven years. Can you believe it, seven years? WOW, where does the time go?
Have you ever been nominated for a major award?Yeah, I’ve gotten a few of these blog awards over the years. It’s kinda cool to get them just as long as I don’t get too many of the at once because meeting the requirements can be time-consuming.
If you could play a musical instrument what would it be?I took piano for a short while when I was a kid but dropped it. My heart just wasn’t into it but now I’d love to know how to play, so I’d have to say a piano.
Who is Carmen Sandiego and why should I care where in the world he is?Isn’t he a spy or something? I’m with you, why should I care who this is? If you find a reason to care then how about sharing it with me and maybe I’ll feel the same.
Extra credit question, did I make you smile today?Absolutely! Anytime a blog friend does something nice for me makes me smile. 😀
Hello, Kitten & Dawgs, I’m keeping things fairly short today but if you’re interested in seeing my watercolor Iris Mother’s Day card I did for my mother then check out Cathy Chats segment from yesterday. 😉
I created this fantasy photo-art after snapping a short of twin mushrooms growing in our yard. Using Obsidian brushes I added the pixie and glitter effects plus I used a free bokeh texture (unfortunately the site I borrowed it from is no longer working) as an overlay.
The rest of the week and maybe the next two, I’m talking it easy to regroup after the April A to Z Challenge. Not to worry, if you leave your footprints here on my site, I will follow them back to you. I’ll see you soon!
Howdy, Kittens & Dawgs! Life after a month of A2Zing is slowly returning to normal. At the end of February, I spied a gorgeous cardinal outside my kitchen window. I was certain by the time I returned with my camera and appropriate lens in hand he would be gone but he wasn’t. My cleaning fairies were on strike, so pardon the image quality it isn’t the best shooting through a dirty window but I got the shot and let those fairies go shortly after. lol
Isn’t he a beauty?
I think he was looking for his mate but she was no were insight. It’s magnificently vivid color stands out against the gray winter morning inciting a bit of glee in this gal. A flash of bright colors really makes the world cheery, doesn’t it?
Birds are difficult to capture and I’m always amazed at the talented bird photographers’ sites I’ve visited. I tip my hat to them. Incidentally, earlier in the month, he returned to our backyard with his mate. They were perched in a redbud tree but I couldn’t get my camera in time for that picture.
Howdy, Kittens & Dawgs! Last year this time, DH and I were enjoying a drive in the mountains. It was a gorgeous spring day but the wind had a nippy bite. We stopped at an overlook along the Cherohala Parkway and walked the very short trail to the observation deck.
The panoramic view is nice but what really caught my eye as we were leaving were the trees. What character, I thought and had to snap a shot. Now, looking at it doesn’t look like much but I played with the image coming up with a new photo artwork which I really like and I’ll share it on Friday.
Do you see a shot like this and think I can use this scene in my photo editor for something really cool or do you just say, Nah, I don’t like that so much and go on?
Let’s move on to my last week’s BoTB. The song choice was John Fogerty’s Have You Ever Seen The Rain covered by Belinda Carlisle and Karen Souza. At firs,t both contestants were at even keel but then Carlisle pulled out taking the lead and stayed in front of the showdown by a big margin. While I liked Belinda, Karen’s slow jazzy tempo seemed to suit my mood but casting a vote for Souza still left her with less than half the number of tallies. The gal earning the golden mic with a 9 to 4 victory is…
Check with Stephen to see how the other BoTB showdowns went down last week. I’m undecided on what to do about April 1st BoTB. It’s sorta up in the air with the A-Z Challenge but if I can swing it, then I’ll do it. 🙂 I’ll leave you with this bonus track, and just a short reminder that next week I’ll be away from Blogosphere mostly while I pull together my A2Z posts set to begin March 31. I hope you’ll hop over for your weekly dose of giggles with Friday Sillies!