Oh wow, my new blog tenant this week has MAJOR impressed me with his blog. See the thumbnail in my sidebar to visit. You definitely do not want to miss this one people. The blog author is Calvin and he is a student in Singapore. This truly shocked me because I read his blog before noticing his profile and his youthful age. Calvin writes as though he has live a million lifetimes and his posts are insightful, intelligent, they make you think, and some.....will even make you laugh. It has been sometime since I enjoyed a blog reading as much as I did this one. No kidding!
Calvin writes on a variety of topics. A few of the things that caught my attention at his blog had to do with the war in Iraq counter, his interst in the blog swap program, the fact he states he believes in Free Speech, he boasts he is open-minded, and then he has these words scrolling as you enter his blog: "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will NEVER forget...how you made them feel." I love it! Thats an awesome quote/statement. And finally, his blog plays music from 3 Doors Down! If I wasn't sold on all the other great things in his blog, the music certainly got my attention. I love 3 Doors Down.
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Take a good hard look at the photo folks. This is one of my newest and dearest friends Stephanie who blogs over at MYSTICKAL INCENSE & MORE BLOG. So why am I apologizing to her? Read on..........
Stephanie has almost every single one of my blogs rented this week via BlogExplosion and I am so far behind on my posts that I haven't even given her a decent plug this week. So, thats why I am extending my most heartfelt apologies to her.
Its easy to plug Stephanie, her blog, and her shop MYSTICKAL INCENSE & MORE SHOP for a number of reasons. First, I have read her blog daily for the last two weeks and I am hooked. She tells it like it is and I like that in a person. Secondly, she is talented as hell. She does graphic designs, site reviews, and layouts like you wouldn't believe. She is gifted to say the least. And last but certainly NOT least, her store ROCKS! It really does. If you missed my post about items I ordered from her.............then scroll down and check out my review. I will definitely be ordering again very soon! The stuff is that GOOD!
So, if you missed visiting Stephanie and her mystickal incense.....why not go on over now and see what all this fuss I am making over her is really about. Hey, at least tell her hello! :-)
Look to the left in my sidebar! Yeah, go ahead, it won't bite you for God's sake. Anyway, see that NEW sexy green thumnail over there? Well, at least its new to me. And I gotta tell you peeps, I am so glad the blog author found me.
The site belongs to MISS ANN THROPE Finally, a site that bitches in a style that I could quickly become addicted too. Yep, Miss Ann just lets it all hang out! Until Miss Ann rented my blog space on Blog Explosion, I had not yet had the pleasure of visiting. But, now that I am in "the know".....I will be a regular reader. Miss Ann is funny, straight-forward, and even gives advice on some topics you just won't believe! So go on, what the hell you waiting for........SANTA???? Click the thumbnail and check her out.
A sample quote from her site reads: "Don't piss in my pool and I won't shit in your yard." I mean, come on people..........how much plainer can a person make it? I love it! Go on over and read a bit at Miss Ann's or take it a step further and ask for advice. Its an experience you won't soon forget!
My new blog tenant(s) this week are soldiers. Yes indeed, I am very proud to have them here this week. With my son and daughter-in-law both in Iraq as I write this post, it somehow makes me feel closer to them knowing the soldiers from ASK A SOLDIER are available to answer any questions I may have. Have you ever wondered what its really like over there in Iraq for our brave Military men and women? Well now is your chance to ask someone who actually knows. Please visit ASK A SOLDIER. Even if you have no questions for them.....leave them a message of support and encouragement. If nothing else, just say "thank you". They deserve every thoughtful comment and word of praise for what they are doing. As you all know, I posted about my participation in the march on Washington to protest this senseless war, however I have always supported the men and women of our Military and will continue to do so. As a matter of fact, I recently adopted a platoon from the adopt-a-platoon program. Now, go over to ASK A SOLDIER and let them know you care. Tell them I Dari sent you. I ask each of you who visit here at my blog to remember as you prepare for you holiday celebrations, that these men and women are thousands of miles from home and family. So please go over and say Happy Holidays to them. You'll feel better for it, I promise.
A luscious blanket of sparkling snow fell over the city night before last. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Being from W. Palm Beach, I am used to much warmer weather then Illinois throws at me, lol. I usually go to my Mother's in TN for Christmas and hope for snow for that ONE day only. So, waking up to that horrid cold stuff did nothing for me! As a matter of fact, I got depressed. Silly as it sounds, there is something about ice and snow that just gets me down. Brrrrrrrr.
Anyway, I cruised on over to BlogExplosion here on the net looking for something new to read in hopes of cheering up a bid. I am rarely ever down but lets face it...........when snow falls.........I get totally homesick for the sandy beaches of W. Palm and it takes me a day or so to snap out of it. So, when I get to BlogExplosion, I see I have over 9 bids to rent my little piece of blog space over in my left sidebar. None of them were bad blogs, but I was searching for just the right one to be my new blog tenant this week. I was about to give up, when SNAP...........there it was. The perfect blog tenant! The author refers to herself as the PALM TREE PRINCESS.
Oh my, thats all it took. My mind drifted off to Florida, my former house with the private cove, the sand, the sun, etc. Suddenly my mood elevated and FAST!
The Palm Tree Princess is a 30-something Mom who writes on just about everything you can imagine. This is not an average "Mommy Blog". Its funny, witty, creative, etc. I bore easily and anything that gets my attention has got to be something. Go on over and check her out. I think you'll enjoy your visit. And hey, if you DO go, take time to leave her a comment and make her feel appreciated. Afterall, she is a Princess. :-)
The above photo was taken last year at my sons AIT graduation. He enlisted with the Army straight out of high school as he always said he would do. We always knew he would go to Iraq at some point. I have been blessed to have him stateside so far, but that has now changed. He got his orders. So this will be a very special Thanksgiving for our family. My son married his fiance' on November 2, 2005. She too is headed to Iraq. She will leave the 28th and my son deploys 2 days later on the 30th. He has graduated from Cav Scouts and Military Police which is the unit he is now with. He also received a new rank and was invited to join a very special task force which he accepted. I will not call the task force by name for his own safety.
I have mixed feelings about his going but have so much pride as well. He has developed into a fine young man who is and always has been very responsible. I am so proud of his bravery and the duties he is about to face. So to him and his new bride I say, "Much love to you both, take good care of each other and come home safe! I love you".
As a parent, you face many things with your children. But so far, I think this has got to be the toughest thing I have ever dealt with. When he called with his orders, I nearly fell apart. He's a great kid and he knew just what to say. He said, "Mom, this is why I joined. Don't worry, don't watch the news, and save me lots of brownies." I had to laugh at that point. Godspeed to them both!
Well, I usually post about my new tenant of the week but not this post. This post is all about my new blog landlord who in my own opinion rocks! OMG, when I visited her blog I was mesmerized from the first word. Her blog is titled The Rock Bitch and that says it all, she rocks, she rolls, and she bitches. Best of all.....she does it with style. Ya gott love that!
Again, I don't usually promote the blog I myself am renting, but I am so sure you all are gonna love this one that I just had too. Go on over and get yourself rocked at The Rock Bitch.
Now.....please excuse me while I run on over to BlogShares and see if I can snap up the stock in this blog before everyone else realizes how damned popular it is!
I am a member of BlogExplosion and they
have a new program that allows you to host other blogs on your own
called "Rent My Blog". Its a great way to promote traffic back
and forth and gain new readers for your blog. I find the program
exchange very interesting as it has helped me to come across new blogs
I might not otherwise have noticed. For example.....if you look
to the left in my sidebar you will see a thumbnail for the weblog of my
new tenant "Global Perspective". The author is a writer by the
name of Daniel M. Harrison and he offers a very refreshing point of
view on subjects such as Politics, Current Affairs, Finance, etc.
Click the image to go there now.