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  1. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    21/10/2017
    Portrait(s) of Herb Ritts
    Portrait(s) of Herb Ritts His break came on a long trip through California with a friend. The car they were travelling in had a puncture and they stopped at a garage to change the wheel. On a whim he asked his friend to pose for a photograph. It was Richard Gere and a year...
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    Ken Boddie
    22/10/2017 #10 Ken Boddie
    Stunning portrait of a master of portraiture, Gert. I also prefer the late afternoon light, as it casts its soft shadows and fades slowly into darkness, weaving a spell of character across the human form. By contrast, the early morning light never seems to last for long enough and all too quickly bursts into the stark harshness of the working day, or is it that I just hate getting up early?
    David B. Grinberg
    21/10/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for another awesome blogging buzz, Gert! I echo all of the excellent sentiments expressed below. I have shared this in three hives: "beBee in English" and "Lifestyles" and "Publishers and Bloggers." Keep buzzing!
    cc @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    21/10/2017 #7 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    beautiful photos. I was not aware of this man. Thank you for lighting up his life.
    Randall Burns
    21/10/2017 #6 Randall Burns
    Great post @Gert Scholtz I'm an avid photographer as well, am familiar with Ritts work and he is an inspiration
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/10/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Thank you for sharing @Gert Scholtz. I was not familiar with Herb Ritts until I read your post. He is obviously a very talented photographer.
    Pascal Derrien
    21/10/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    I like written portraits and photographic portraits too, Liberation a French paper I used to buy at airports when I was travelling always had one at the back of its paper edition which meant I always started to read the last page first checking up on the photo shot and snippet of life of whoever they were covering. I reckon you would have made a great contributor @Gert Scholtz :-)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    21/10/2017 #3 Lisa Vanderburg
    Exceptional talent borne of true passion. What an beautiful gift and a lovely tribute @Gert Scholtz - thank you!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    21/10/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Making the subject feel welcome to their own photo!! I despise posed photos, especially of myself. it's the unexpected, the life behind the photos that I like/enjoy. Get in front of too many photographers and they want you to pose, which reminds me that horrible trend of Vogue-ing! If they actually listened to Madonna's song then; "move to the music..."...capture life. Ritts apparently had the gift for that capture.
    A wonderful post Gert. Not following photographers I did not know of Ritts, but this sampling of his work shows I missed out. The beauty of photography is the artists work lives on way past the artists.
    Ian Weinberg
    21/10/2017 #1 Ian Weinberg
    Inspiring stuff. I knew nothing of the man. Thanks for sharing @Gert Scholtz
  2. ProducerSusan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    A Fabulous Friday Funday!
    A Fabulous Friday Funday!Why is it fabulous? Well, I live in the northeast part of the U.S., and it’s late October. Our normal temperatures are around 60 for this time of year, but we’ve been treated lately to temps nearing 80! And it’s Friday, the start of a weekend to end...
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    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    21/10/2017 #16 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    ooooooo--my smile is cracking my face it's so big. Thank you.
    Alexa Steele
    21/10/2017 #15 Alexa Steele
    I love the double positive joke! Makes me laugh every time :)
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    21/10/2017 #14 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    I loved them all, @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess! First of all, once I saw the skiing rabbit, I couldn't find the bird again (at least for some time). That followed by the double positives, the essay on peas, the grammar doctor badge, and finally the mommy cat who ran out of toner, made my day. Thank you so much for the lovely buzz!
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ (Glo) Ochoa
    21/10/2017 #13 Anonymous
    love the meme!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    21/10/2017 #12 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #2 The LOL says it all, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, and thanks!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    21/10/2017 #11 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #3 Thanks for always finding time to comment on my posts, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    21/10/2017 #10 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #4 Yes, @Aleta Curry, and once you see it that way, you can't unsee it! A really good metaphor for how we view life, isn't it? Some see the bird, and others see the rabbit. Some see both.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    21/10/2017 #9 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #6 Oh, @Ken Boddie! I don't know what I'd do without you weighing in on my Friday Funday posts! You always make me laugh! Thanks so much.
    Bernard Poulin
    21/10/2017 #8 Bernard Poulin
    Love the associated comment!!!
    Kevin Pashuk
    21/10/2017 #7 Kevin Pashuk
    Another great collection Susan. While two negatives might make a positive, two wrongs don't make a right (but three lefts do).
    Ken Boddie
    21/10/2017 #6 Ken Boddie
    Kittens on the nipple,
    Looking for their tipple?
    Racoons taking fright,
    When the light's too bright?
    Bunnies on skis?
    Come on, please!
    Elephantine jokes,
    By happy hippo folks?
    Dietary ills,
    And a language that kills?
    Funny though they be,
    They're all too tall for me.
    So please don't think me trite,
    When I say "yeah, right."

    But, seriously, Susan,
    I'm not cruisin' for a bruising',
    Just don't know what I'd do,
    On Fridays without you.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    21/10/2017 #5 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I'm a naturally positive person, I try to see the positive in anything, No sense in being negative, much less so; double negative...
    Yeah, Right! :-)
    Aleta Curry
    21/10/2017 #4 Aleta Curry
    'Rabbit on skis....' hahahahahahahahahahaha!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/10/2017 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    These are fun, Susan. I like the save changes and the double positive.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    20/10/2017 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    LOL... Today it's a toss-up between don't drink and derive and Yeah, right
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    20/10/2017 #1 Jim 🐝 Cody
    Some great and fun in this honey. Many thanks
  3. ProducerDominique 🐝 Petersen
    FRIDAY THE 13th
    FRIDAY THE 13thAccording to superstition, today is supposed to be unlucky. In fact, the fear of Friday the 13th has a scientific name: paraskevidekatriaphobia. It occurs when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday, which can be...
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    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    15/10/2017 #18 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Black cats are my favourite!
    Thanks for the share, Franci! ;o)
    Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    15/10/2017 #17 Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    #7 Someone says...God protect me from the useless bosses..and fake friends.....I will protect myself from the Antichrist...
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    15/10/2017 #16 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Friday the 13th has always been a good day for me. Did you know that black cats have the lowest adoption rate in American shelters compared to cats that are other colors? I'm not superstitious but some people are and as your post indicates will not even venture outside.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    14/10/2017 #15 Javier 🐝 beBee
    I love black or white cats and Friday the 13th is like any other day...probably Friday is better because it's Friday ! Enjoy your Saturday and Sunday !
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/10/2017 #14 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #11 Very true and it refers to the Antichrist who many feel according to the bible will return at the end times (Apocalypse). Stories state the Antichrist will appear in human form and many will feel it will save the world, they will worship him (in his bodily form) he will perform miracles and continue to fool people until it's time for his final fight. I've read a few fictional books based on so called facts from the book of Revelations and I say 'so called,' because so many people interpret the bible differently but I must say, they were interesting. I've become more spiritual over the years so my beliefs may differ from others. Now if we all get coded with 666 or a tatoo on our heads I might defer back to the book lol.
    Gert Scholtz
    14/10/2017 #13 Gert Scholtz
    @Dominique 🐝 Petersen I am not superstitious, but I sure am glad it is now Saturday the 14th :)
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    14/10/2017 #12 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks for the share, Lisa! ;o)
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    14/10/2017 #11 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    #7 Actually some people who have studied the particular book from the Bible have come to the conclusion that 666 was actually code for the beast of the apocalypse, which was a particular dictator who wreaked havoc when he was around. Perhaps if he knew that his prediction would be the cause of alarm, he might have avoided this numeric code altogether!
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    14/10/2017 #10 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    The only day I consider unlucky is Friday the 32nd! Every other day is lucky as far as I'm concerned...
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    14/10/2017 #9 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    A day late, but . . . interesting article from @Dominique 🐝 Petersen on Friday the 13th
    Aleta Curry
    14/10/2017 #8 Aleta Curry
    'A black cat crossing your path...' hahahahahahaha! Groucho could really call it!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/10/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Interesting info @Dominique 🐝 Petersen. I used to be afraid of Friday the 13th because everyone around me was. I don't even think about it now. Black cats, I grew up with a few, so they never caused me worry either. I think most of us have superstitions and I'd have to say mine can be related to past events and I try hard not to repeat certain things if a similar even occurs. Just like the number 666 is supposedly related to the devil (Satan or what ever people call it)... I think if I had to choose, that number freaks me out just a tad.
    Denise M Barry
    13/10/2017 #6 Denise M Barry
    LOVE black cats. They are a protector of the vulnerable.
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    13/10/2017 #5 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    Thanks for the share, Sonia! ;o)
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    13/10/2017 #4 Jim 🐝 Cody
    It’s just another day; good or bad.
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    13/10/2017 #3 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    Thanks for the share, Milos! ;o)
    @Milos Djukic
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    13/10/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Martes y 13, ni te cases ni te embarques 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    13/10/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    In Spain is Tuesday the 13th 😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣
  4. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    12/10/2017
    Hang In There, Baby And Other Bullshit
    Hang In There, Baby And Other BullshitEvery so often I come across something that just riles me up. Although admittedly I am pretty easy to rile and let’s face it there so much bullshit out there that if I wanted to I could stay completely agitated 24/7.But what riles me the most in...
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    Aleta Curry
    14/10/2017 #18 Aleta Curry
    I never thought of it that way. I always just thought the meme/poster generators were trying to gain an audience and make a quid. But that we've got a generation of people totally lacking in confidence? There's a master's thesis in that somewhere.
    Jerry Fletcher
    13/10/2017 #17 Jerry Fletcher
    #11 JIm, Unhand that six gun! Tain't worth it. Only reason I responded that way was that I once teed off on a young lady similarly decked out. She took a break from her Barista job, bought me a coffee and splained it to me. She's still a friend and now a senior partner in an agency (one that gets results).
    Jim Taggart
    13/10/2017 #16 Jim Taggart
    Great post, Jim. And true.
    Milos Djukic
    13/10/2017 #15 Anonymous
    This topic is almost Orwellian and reflects the alienation of people, insecurity, and manipulation by those who can not help themselves. Then the stranger in trouble is also an easy source for scams and manipulation called life coaching.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/10/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Many aspects of professional coaching deserve a well written rant, but now with the introduction of premier coaching certification, there is a whole new stream of coaching accreditation that deserves a new stratosphere of rants. I thought tennis was the kind of sport where one required a racquet but if I were to keep thinking that, I would be naively placed in this world as an inspirational coach. A girl with poster is the tip of the iceberg where even a thermo-nuclear rant makes finding new forms of icebreakers a greater necessity.
    Jim Murray
    12/10/2017 #13 Jim Murray
    #8 @Geoffrey Cooling Maybe but there was a kind of sadness about her. You had to be there.
    Jim Murray
    12/10/2017 #12 Jim Murray
    #10 Thanks Bud.
    Jim Murray
    12/10/2017 #11 Jim Murray
    #5 Well it wouldn't be a fuckin' rant @Jerry Fletcher. It would be just another long format Hang In There, Baby. piece. So I might as well just shoot myself now.
    Phil Friedman
    12/10/2017 #10 Phil Friedman
    Good to see, @Jim Murray, that someone is speaking out about the bizarre growth of the "coaching industry", in which people who cannot show even a lick of solid experience in a given field, sell coaching services to others who have more experience than they do. For example, I am of late seeing "leadership coaches" whose profiles and pronouncements fail to evidence having led even a Brownie troop, let alone a substantially sized company.Yet, there they are, advertising coaching services for "executives".

    There used to be a saying, "If you can, do, and if you can't, teach." For obvious reasons, I was never much of a fan of that statement. But these days, especially on social media, if you morph that admonition just a bit, it makes all the sense in the world: "If you can, do, and if you can't ....well, coach instead."
    Geoffrey Cooling
    12/10/2017 #8 Geoffrey Cooling
    Hey Jim, this is a harder one than you think, maybe her make-up, hair colour and screaming message picture was a big not giving a shitness sign?
    Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    12/10/2017 #7 Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    Great post Jim...in Spain we say " al pan...pan...al vino...vino .." ( which means more or less...call the bread ..bread ..and the wine...wine...) Tell it ...how it is...
    And man...you just nail it...thanks for a brain shakedown...we need that in current times...some more than others...
    Randall Burns
    12/10/2017 #6 Randall Burns
    What a feel good motivating inspirational piece! Think I'll go meditate now...

    LMAO!!! Sharing...
    Jerry Fletcher
    12/10/2017 #5 Jerry Fletcher
    Jim, Meanwhile back in the real world.Think about this: One girl out of many that displays a different face to the world. One Girl purchasing a positive feedback device. One girl declaring herself. How many of the jocks and the debs would like to but lack the courage to come out?
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    12/10/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Ranting can be a good thing. It's like breathing in fresh air. Keep up the good work.
    John Rylance
    12/10/2017 #3 John Rylance
    Great rant. Rather than "full of shit" a case of verbal diarrhoea. You know what they say "Better out than in"
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    12/10/2017 #2 Graham🐝 Edwards
    Peace out @Jim Murray... nice tough love rant
    Kevin Baker
    12/10/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    The alternative breast of nurturing, exhausting even to consider
  5. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    07/10/2017
    Garage Parties
    Garage PartiesGARAGE PARTIES Back to the late seventies, early eighties, in the town where I grew up. Teen parties arranged for a Friday or Saturday night. We cleared the cars from the garage, placed chairs, installed a hi-fi (courtesy of the house), a few...
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    Jerry Fletcher
    10/10/2017 #18 Jerry Fletcher
    Gert, Another time, another world and yet the same teenage dreams and memory wrapped kind of music. Thanks for that view!
    Gert Scholtz
    08/10/2017 #16 Gert Scholtz
    @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Thanks for reading and sharing Franci - glad you liked the music from this side of the pond.
    Kevin Baker
    08/10/2017 #14 Kevin Baker
    Keep the refuse and clean up easy
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    08/10/2017 #13 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Cool buzz @Gert Scholtz. Love the music! Ah, those days.
    Randall Burns
    07/10/2017 #12 Randall Burns
    HaHa! @Gert Scholtz we had those parties too, thanks for the walk down memory lane, great post
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    07/10/2017 #11 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    WOW COOL BUZZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Gert Scholtz
    07/10/2017 #10 Gert Scholtz
    #5 @Pascal Derrien Thanks Pascal. Quite a mix of music we had locally - various genres inter-playing. Thanks for giving it a listen and do come and join my garage.
    Gert Scholtz
    07/10/2017 #9 Gert Scholtz
    #6 @Debasish Majumder Thank you for sharing Debasish - this piece very different to your sublime poetry - but I am glad you liked it.
    Gert Scholtz
    07/10/2017 #8 Gert Scholtz
    #4 @Ian Weinberg The medics I knew were not off their rockers - they were THE rockers!
    Gert Scholtz
    07/10/2017 #7 Gert Scholtz
    #3 @Ken Boddie Big collars and flared trousers out of fashion? I still wear them - even to the office :). The London music scene must have been quite something.
    Debasish Majumder
    07/10/2017 #6 Debasish Majumder
    nice buzz @Gert Scholtz! enjoyed read and shard. thank you for the share.
    Pascal Derrien
    07/10/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    Many thanks for sharing us a few good bands that I am not familiar with :-) that's contemporary recent SA history :-)
    Ian Weinberg
    07/10/2017 #4 Ian Weinberg
    Jislaaik Oom @Gert Scholtz this was a serious walk down memory lane. Just to correct you on one point - the medics were more off their rocker than anyone else!
    Ken Boddie
    07/10/2017 #3 Ken Boddie
    I was tripping round the Middle East in the late 70s, Gert, with regular visits back to London to permit me to don those big collars and flared trousers. Funny how fashion can appear to be flattering when its 'in' and a downright embarrassment to haunt us in old photos. 🤣
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    07/10/2017 #2 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    https://youtu.be/nYGf20dfkZk
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    07/10/2017 #1 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Great reminiscences @Gert Scholtz .

    Lets not forget the great Dog Detachment from Benoni:https://youtu.be/nYGf20dfkZk
  6. ProducerSusan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Friday Funday: Someone's in the kitchen with ... ?
    Friday Funday: Someone's in the kitchen with ... ?Every now and then, I find a theme for my Friday Funday posts, which have included the animal kingdom, wonderful puns, holiday times, and anything else that I can find that makes sense.Of course, sometimes I just compile a random assortment. And for...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/10/2017 #27 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #24 I agree, @Ken Boddie has his serious side which is enlightening and his fun side which always gives me the giggles. And I just saw your comment while I was typing this Ken, darn... you crack me up. Laughter really IS the best medicine. Did you miss your calling from becoming a comedian? Love Susan's Friday Fundays!
    Ken Boddie
    07/10/2017 #26 Ken Boddie
    #20 #24 Since I'm unlikely to experience childbirth or have my nipples tickled, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, the next best generator of oxytocin is, I understand, laughter. We all need a 'giggle button' to push. I prescribe three times daily, before meals, plus a weekly dose of Friday Funday from @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    07/10/2017 #25 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #18 @Ken Boddie! You outdid yourself this time! That was wonderful! Enough exclamation marks???
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    07/10/2017 #23 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #21 Thanks for commenting and sharing my buzz, @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal!
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    07/10/2017 #22 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    Fellow content marketers, allow yourself some fun weekend humor with this amazing buzz by @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess! Enjoy!
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    07/10/2017 #21 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    Loved the buzz, @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess!! Especially, the first three. I am now craving gingerbread, but I know if I walk into the kitchen now, I will only find the ingredients :-D
    Others deserve a good dose of weekend humor, too! Sharing. :-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/10/2017 #20 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #18 We need a giggle button for some of your comments @Ken Boddie :)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    07/10/2017 #19 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Lol! Good ones Susan. The onion rings a loud bell! ;) Our kitchens are generally chock full of 'em.
    Ken Boddie
    07/10/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    From picking nose, to knee that’s froze,
    And lemon-melon glee,
    If Kim Jong dude, should zap his food,
    I’ll laugh until I wee.
    ...................................
    I’m sure you’ll get your jest desserts, Susan🤣
    John Rylance
    06/10/2017 #17 John Rylance
    #8 #6 your comments reminded me of the music hall song that contains the line.
    She sits among the cabbages and peas.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    06/10/2017 #16 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #11 You know it's my pleasure, @Renée 🐝 Cormier!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    06/10/2017 #15 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #12 Oooooh, that all sounds yummy, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! YUMMY.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    06/10/2017 #14 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #10 Yeah, I have a friend who was a cook in a school for about 35 years, and this one is perfect for her. She no longer cooks from scratch; she heats up frozen stuff or she eats out. I have to tag her on it.

    Thanks for your continued support and encouragement, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador!
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    06/10/2017 #13 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    I have to say the Eggs Benedict—my favourite breakfast!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/10/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #9 Palmiers and wine? I had the best Brie cheese this week... roasted almonds, a cranberry dressing, apples and homemade bread came with it, oh and big glass of Citrus Ale- I haven't had a beer in years and I think I drank it a bit too fast ha ha.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    06/10/2017 #10 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Thank you for my Friday chuckles, @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess. I like the one about going to the kitchen and looking for food and the lemon wedgies.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    06/10/2017 #9 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #2 LOL yeah, palmiers. We are invited to a dinner party tonight. As usual, I asked if I could bring something, hence palmiers. I was thinking more along the lines of a bottle of wine. oh well
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    06/10/2017 #8 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #6 Yeah, I loved that one too, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! Of course, it helps if a reader knows what "picking" can mean . . .
  7. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    01/10/2017
    Plastic Man Goes Green
    Plastic Man Goes GreenI was the very model of a modern world suburbanite, Preoccupied with cleanliness, was well informed and erudite, My food all came in cling wrap, to be nice and fresh and watertight, And when I left the supermarket, plastic bags were my delight.I...
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    Ken Boddie
    07/10/2017 #10 Ken Boddie
    #9 You're welcome, Pak Paul, and thanks for the hat compliment. I guess I'm just a slave to fashion. 🤣
    Paul Walters
    07/10/2017 #9 Paul Walters
    @Ken Boddie . For starters I do love the wee willie wonker sleeping hat...suits you. I came to this realization a few years back when our girls left home for far flung places. We rattled around a house far too big for two. Three cars??? Four TVs ??? I mean?? So we gave away the furniture, sold the house and the two others that I dont even recall ever seeing. Came to Bali with a suitcase and lived a simpler life. However, I do look around and see a couple of TVs another house full of furniture. However, I do grow my own veggies, I walk everywhere or use the sepeda motor ( $2 a week on benzine!) and try to live a more sedentary lifestyle. We recycle and encourage our Balinese friends to do the same but its a bit of a losing battle. However, thank you for the fabulous rhyming couplets that make me think a little more. Cheers
    Ken Boddie
    03/10/2017 #8 Ken Boddie
    Thanks for the share, @Milos Djukic and @Lada 🏡 Prkic 👍
    Ken Boddie
    03/10/2017 #7 Ken Boddie
    #6 many thanks, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. On point precisely. 👍
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    02/10/2017 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Delightful effort to send an important message @Ken Boddie. Plastic is one the main sources of pollution on our planet.
    It does not break down, so if it’s not recycled it fills our landfills, threatens the longevity of our wildlife, and suffocates our oceans. Plastic is a problem and something that so many of us depend on in our daily lives.

    You're right it's time to change and go green.
    Ken Boddie
    02/10/2017 #5 Ken Boddie
    #4 now all we need, @Pascal Derrien, is to invent green disposable nappies/diapers. That might put the smile back on my grandson’s face
    Pascal Derrien
    02/10/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    Instilling the basics of a healthy lifestyle and ability to make choices and equipped them with informed data is the best legacy you can give to children nowadays :-) Yo plastic man you did it again. Nice one @Ken Boddie View more
    Instilling the basics of a healthy lifestyle and ability to make choices and equipped them with informed data is the best legacy you can give to children nowadays :-) Yo plastic man you did it again. Nice one @Ken Boddie :-) Close
    Ken Boddie
    02/10/2017 #3 Ken Boddie
    Thanks for the share, Javier. 👍
    Ken Boddie
    02/10/2017 #2 Ken Boddie
    Agreed, @Ian Weinberg.
    “In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
    You are the very model of a modern Surgeon-General.”
    Ian Weinberg
    01/10/2017 #1 Ian Weinberg
    That's setting a blistering pace @Ken Boddie ! Yes alas, we have strayed. Time to fix Gaia for the kids.
  8. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    29/09/2017
    On Sunset
    On SunsetEveryone has their favorite time of day. For me it is sunset. Here on the tip of Africa we are privileged to experience some of the most beautiful and varied. Sunset is the time when the rush and energy of the day fades into the space of night....
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    Todd Jones
    07/10/2017 #20 Todd Jones
    Breathtaking, Gert! As beautiful as these pics are, I imagine they pale in comparison to actually experiencing them in person. "It reminds of our short time on earth," indeed.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    30/09/2017 #19 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The spiritual metaphor of sky is a universal theme that resonates across boundaries, there is no "your sky" or "my sky" - just our capacity to make meaning of the seasons. Very well written buzz.
    Gert Scholtz
    30/09/2017 #18 Gert Scholtz
    #8 @David B. Grinberg Seems you like space of all kinds – space travel, outer space, and from on very high in your condo :) The sunset photo’s you posted here on beBee from your condo motivated me to write this one – thanks very much for stopping by and sharing David.
    Gert Scholtz
    30/09/2017 #16 Gert Scholtz
    #11 @Pascal Derrien Here in SA my internal clock is set to the sun. Reminds me of my first winter's day working in London - I packed up and left for home at 3.30 - because the sun is setting :). Hope the shiny buddy is there for you today! Thanks Pascal.
    Gert Scholtz
    30/09/2017 #15 Gert Scholtz
    #9 @Ken Boddie So true what you say Ken - it those unexpected times, on the road or somewhere in nature when the kaleidoscope of late day is most enjoyable. From here down under to over there down under - have a good one!
    Gert Scholtz
    30/09/2017 #14 Gert Scholtz
    #10 @Debasish Majumder Thank you Debasish for reading and sharing. I am happy that you found the post inspiring.
    Gert Scholtz
    30/09/2017 #13 Gert Scholtz
    #7 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Someday I will have to see the sunset at Key West in Florida, as someday you must come down to see the Giraffes silhouetted against the evening sky! Thanks for reading and sharing Franci.
    Gert Scholtz
    30/09/2017 #12 Gert Scholtz
    #6 @Paul Walters I had a look at Constable and Turner's work - magnificent! Time you moved back to SA where we are free from volcanoes and earthquakes? And you will know what a Karoo sunset looks like. Thanks Paul
    Pascal Derrien
    30/09/2017 #11 Pascal Derrien
    We are getting less of sun time around here with the new season coming to us no more mid week cycle spins with the club etc etc......hence I tend to maximize the day the best I can, I quite like running at night too so it a different experience. When I check the weather forecast I always smile when they mention the shiny buddy is getting ready to be all day busy :-)
    Debasish Majumder
    30/09/2017 #10 Debasish Majumder
    wonderful buzz @Gert Scholtz! inspiring indeed! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Ken Boddie
    30/09/2017 #9 Ken Boddie
    Sunset 🌅 ..... the experience and the metaphor. As you say, Gert, they all differ, but the real reward is when, more by chance than planning, we are in the right place at the right time to experience Mother Nature’s wow factor, as if she feels the need to occasionally remind us of her power and magnificent beauty.
    David B. Grinberg
    30/09/2017 #8 David B. Grinberg
    Gert, you took the words right out of my mouth! I'm a super fan of sunsets 🌅 I try to observe them as much as possible from my high rise condo 20+ floors up. Very nice summation. You really captured the true essence of what makes sunsets so special. Bravo on this blogging buzz! 👏👏
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    30/09/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Nothing is more beautiful than sunsets and sunrises, as well. The most stunning sunsets that I have witnessed was in Key West, Fl. The locals celebrate sunsets and the entertainment is well worth watching. Your photos are beautiful and I love the pic with the giraffes.
    Paul Walters
    30/09/2017 #6 Paul Walters
    @Gert Scholtz . Another beauty ( excuse the pun) When Mt Agung here does eventually decide to blow the one thing we ( and if the eruption is a big one) is spectacular. Constable and Turners wonderful sunset paintings of London and the surrounds were caused by the ash cloud from Krakatoa drifting across Europe. From disaster often comes beauty
    Gert Scholtz
    29/09/2017 #5 Gert Scholtz
    #3 @Laurent Boscherini Very glad to have you reading and commenting Laurent - thank you very much. @Ian Weinberg Dankie Doc! Ons het besondere natuurskoon hier aan die suidpunt van Afrika.
    Gert Scholtz
    29/09/2017 #4 Gert Scholtz
    #2 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich "Watching a sunset is a fabulous experiment in being present, while also understanding the limitations of our perceptual capacities, while simultaneously flowing within the majesty of the world surrounding us." Beautiful words Deb! Thanks for reading and sharing.
    Laurent Boscherini
    29/09/2017 #3 Anonymous
    Thank you @Gert Scholtz for sharing your enthusiasm so shiny, enlightened by your beautiful writing. So happy to read you again ;)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    29/09/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Life-affirming buzz, @Gert Scholtz. I have been fortunate enough to live in a place where I could do a visual meditation to the sunset right from my own apartment. I find it magical how we really cannot sense the decrease of light, only its results. Even the focal point of the sun disappearing below the horizon, to our naked eye, is imprecise. Watching a sunset is a fabulous experiment in being present, while also understanding the limitations of our perceptual capacities, while simultaneously flowing within the majesty of the world surrounding us.

    I do so crave, though, a chance to have giraffes in one of my sunset photos. That would be an exquisite opportunity.
    Ian Weinberg
    29/09/2017 #1 Ian Weinberg
    Pragtig Oom @Gert Scholtz A pleasure to read. Great pics.
  9. ProducerSusan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Another Weird and Wonderful Friday Funday!
    Another Weird and Wonderful Friday Funday!Welcome to the oddities that others continue to find for me to show you each Friday. If you’ve had a tough week, why not take a minute to just sit back and enjoy the pictures and a couple of links to other seriously odd and wonderful stuff!This...
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    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    01/10/2017 #10 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    I like Canadian fast food. :-)
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    01/10/2017 #9 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    The last one have very easily been ShALEspeare, shakesbeer's cousin :-)
    Brian McKenzie
    01/10/2017 #8 Brian McKenzie
    You had me at матрешка
    Ignacio Orna
    30/09/2017 #7 Ignacio Orna
    Funny Art
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ (Glo) Ochoa
    30/09/2017 #6 Anonymous
    start your weekend off with chuckles!
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ (Glo) Ochoa
    30/09/2017 #5 Anonymous
    LOL great way to start the weekend...with chuckles
    Ken Boddie
    30/09/2017 #4 Ken Boddie
    Not sure, Susan, if that sign is for a teacher or a trumpet. As for the bard, he posed that infamous question, but surely he knew that beer is a solution?
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    29/09/2017 #3 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Great, love the street art of Tom Bob. Thank tou.
    Susan 🐝 Botello
    29/09/2017 #2 Susan 🐝 Botello
    That was fun.
    John Rylance
    29/09/2017 #1 John Rylance
    Great bunch Susan.
    The Russian doll one, reminded me of a classic exchange in one of my favourite comedy programmes in the UK Ad Fab.
    Woman "Inside every fat person is a thin person trying to get out"
    Man "Only one dear"
  10. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    30/09/2017
    “Whew, It’s Getting A Little Warm!”  The Ups, And Downs Of Living On The Ring Of Fire.
    “Whew, It’s Getting A Little Warm!” The Ups, And Downs Of Living On The Ring Of Fire.Its 8.00 am on a Friday morning here in Bali and, as usual, at this time of year the weather is picture perfect with not a cloud in the sky. A light breeze, soft as gossamer wafts across the terrace, taking the sting out of the morning heat. ...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/10/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Paul Walters, very powerful- I had tons of imagery running through my mind as I read this. I remember the Tsunami, for what ever reasons I was awake when the news first broke and I felt utter fear for everyone. I don't think I ever heard the final death count, wow... that was horrible. As for the earthquakes and Volcano's, it's true, never know when mother nature will decide to open up those gates again. It's sad how many perished from the Volcano too. I hope the Mountain stays quiet for years to come. I'm sure with all the hurricanes and devastation it must have made you think of what happened in Bali over a period of years. Keep enjoying the great weather and no volcano's or Tsunami's allowed!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    03/10/2017 #25 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    @Paul Walters, you amaze me with your ability to draw the perfect picture making me feel like I am enjoying the balmy breezes of Bali. I'm also amazed that we love to challenge Mom nature by erecting structures on sites that are subject to her bad moods.

    Thank you for the sharing your story and keep us posted.
    Paul Walters
    01/10/2017 #24 Paul Walters
    #23 @Stephanie Brookes I think I will resort to a wet towel wrapped around my head!
    Stephanie Brookes
    01/10/2017 #23 Stephanie Brookes
    Thanks for the history on volcanoes. GOOD TO read the full story. I too, will now retire pool side and wait for the water to rise in the pool and bounce out of the sides, then I will put on my N95 mask and await this ash cloud in Ubud, as we are 33 kms away (as the crow flies).

    As of Oct 1 at 2.00pm - no eruption yet. The magma is moving, but as yet, no eruption. We are all prepared in Ubud with masks and safety glasses (eyes are affected by the ash cloud and tiny shard-like glass that carries in the wind).

    Life is going on as normal, today in Bali.

    Stephanie Brookes
    www.travelwriter.ws
    Aleta Curry
    01/10/2017 #22 Aleta Curry
    Volcanos, eruptions and ash - oh my!

    The very idea of eruptions and earthquakes terrifies me. I'll just think about the tranquil part....
    Paul Walters
    01/10/2017 #21 Paul Walters
    #18 @Randall Burns . I shall keep you posted
    David B. Grinberg
    01/10/2017 #20 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the blogging buzz, Paul. I always enjoy reading and learning from you about the history, culture and related information regarding other countries. For example, I didn't know Indonesia has 17,000 islands! Wow, that's a lot. I wonder how many are actually inhabited? Moreover, like many people, I recall the devastating tsunami through graphic and gruesome TV footage. What a historic tragedy for so many people.
    I really hope that the volcano you write about remains relatively inactive. However, the "Ring of Fire" is known to have so-called flare up more than other places on the planet. I tend to think that California is the next devastation zone for a major earthquake, as there hasn't been a really big one since the Northridge earthquake in 1994. http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/09/26/earthquake-thermometer-shows-la-region-is-boiling-to-northridge-level-2/ And seismologists say the Golden State is overdue to another big one. San Francisco, for example, hasn't had a devastating quake in over 100 years http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/How-ready-will-Bay-Area-be-for-next-big-quake-12216401.php
    Anyhow, please stay safe in your tropical paradise -- for which we are all envious!
    Donna Wood
    30/09/2017 #19 Donna Wood
    It was good to be transported to the beautiful isle of Bali on this fine Saturday morning. Do take care, @Paul Walters. The world would be so less pleasant without you in it. If the Mountain should come for you, appease the sea that she will render you away until the Mountain seeks you no more. :D Hope your nap was as pleasant as your post! ;)
    Randall Burns
    30/09/2017 #18 Randall Burns
    Great article @Paul Walters, I've been through that area of Bali and it is just beautiful but Volcanoes can be scary, hopefully Gunung Agun is just snoring but still fast asleep...
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    30/09/2017 #17 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The same geological forces that have contributed to the beauty of Bali are the ones that create terrifying consequence. I am of the Richard Feynman persuasion where beliefs in the mercy of Gods not to destroy a temple is replaced by the wisdom of the temple builders who may have located it at a lesser risk location. Yet tsunami, volcanoes, earthquakes follow their own wave or path, so the best way to combat natural forces is to design in resilience.

    It is not right that people still hold onto ancient beliefs that may preclude them from investing in earthquake proofing construction or not build a major settlement within reach of pyroclastic flows. We know from volcanic history that a really severe eruption requires readiness to evacuate, as well as using sensor devices that improve predictability of disaster.

    Nor do human beings pay attention to the behaviour and sensory intelligence of animals - because many animals begin to move away form impending tsuanmi's, it looks like that animal sense has a predictor capability that human beings have not yet figured out in terms of biomimicry. All said, Bali is a beautiful place and sometimes is human beliefs which may be a disabler of resilience building.
    Paul Walters
    30/09/2017 #16 Paul Walters
    #10 @Netta Virtanen . Ill keep you posted!!
    Paul Walters
    30/09/2017 #15 Paul Walters
    #11 @Debasish Majumder . Thank you as always
    Ian Weinberg
    30/09/2017 #14 Ian Weinberg
    #12😂
    Paul Walters
    30/09/2017 #13 Paul Walters
    #12 @Ken Boddie Duly noted Ken especially the G 7 T bit !!
    Ken Boddie
    30/09/2017 #12 Ken Boddie
    The wife is currently in Central Java, Pak Paul, and so I've just planned to re-route her back to Oz via Jakarta, instead of Denpasar. This, of course, is in anticipation of a large Agunic ash cloud disrupting flights at some time in the not too distant future.

    Tales of big bangs brings me back to my many encounters with eruptions and lava flows in days gone past, but one of the most interesting was when I was living in Cilacap in 1988 and Gunung Slamet erupted some 60km away (probably about the same distance as you are from Gunung Agung). I don't remember the tremors and the minor shakes so much as the several days of darkness and the silent grey snow-like showers of fine silt sized ash, which, it appears, is highly abrasive. It got everywhere (including many orifices where the sun doesn't shine) and those who were less fastidious, ignoring advice to change engine oil, etc, ended up with major vehicle breakdowns soon after things got back to semi-normal.

    I trust you will be observing and recording proceedings from the safety of your hammock and that you will remember to cover up your gin and tonic against the intrusion of the pending grey silt. Perhaps you might consider indulging in that rare pursuit of volcahology (cocktails with a bang) which, of course, must be shaken and not stirred.
    Debasish Majumder
    30/09/2017 #11 Debasish Majumder
    lovely buzz @Paul Walters! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Netta Virtanen
    30/09/2017 #10 Netta Virtanen
    @Paul Walters What a menacing volcano! It's terrible that people have to flee their homes and that they have to collect all their animals and try to move them to safer grounds. It must be so terrible, scary and such hard-work.

    Keep us posted about that "giant mountain that wheezes, rumbles and belches like a bellicose politician, threatening to disgorge countless tons of lava and ash"
    Gert Scholtz
    30/09/2017 #9 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Walters On my visit to Bali years ago, I was struck by the calm and serenity of the land and the people. Your post, as always so well written, shows a different side to it. Nature has its ways of being calm yet forceful - and we don't know on a certain day which one it will be. Thanks for a very interesting read Paul.
    Pascal Derrien
    30/09/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    8.22 AM here in Ireland when I am reading this with a steamy hot cup of coffee, I was transported to Bali in no time with your opening paragraph....... not sure when I will come back volcano or not :-)
    Joanne Gardocki
    30/09/2017 #7 Joanne Gardocki
    Thank you for the virtual vacation, @Paul Walters. There is a lot of "something" rolling over in its sleep lately. May our mindfulness soothe and safely vent that which struggles. Our world is both fragile and hugely powerful; a study in duality. What an amazement to share thoughts with someone on the other side of the world. Again, thank you.
  11. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    Today is NATIONAL COFFEE DAY
    Luckily I had my camera with me as the sun coming through the cafe window created a perfect picture!
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
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    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    01/10/2017 #2 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    #1 @Ken Boddie
    Thanks so much, Ken! ;o)
    Ken Boddie
    01/10/2017 #1 Ken Boddie
    Compelling composition, Dominique!
    Steamy long black in a white mug, framed by strong light and stark shade, and uniquely located by inverse. Almost a metaphor for some of us to ponder.
  12. ProducerSusan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    It's the First Fall Friday Funday of 2017!
    It's the First Fall Friday Funday of 2017!Sigh. Wasn’t it just the first day of spring or summer? It’s so true that we need to cherish every day we’re given, because they move so quickly!And part of that cherishing, at least for humans, is the ability to laugh and enjoy the good things in...
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    Martin Wright
    23/09/2017 #7 Martin Wright
    Some good ones - the glass coffin joke got me.
    Ken Boddie
    23/09/2017 #6 Ken Boddie
    This time around, Susan, every single one of your gems has me in fits. As one, however, who loves to go tangent seeking and often lacks focus on the essentials, your perfect purr-rif-a roll vision "takes the biscuit", or should it be "is the bread winner"?
    And then there's the ice cream and wine teaser, which goes to prove that, although "the best things in life are free", money sure buys a whole lot of compensation.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    23/09/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Fun, fun, fun, Susan. Thank you for the chuckles.
    David B. Grinberg
    23/09/2017 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the good humor, Susan. It's been said that "laughter is the best medicine" and a great stress reliever -- thus, thank you for the prescription doctor!
    John Rylance
    22/09/2017 #3 John Rylance
    Thank you Susan.
    Did you manage to track down the work of Simon Drew.
    Examplesof his artwork/humour.
    Several fish joined by string and titled Joined up Whiting.
    A group of dogs and cats in front of a stove titled The North Face of the Aga.
    #2
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    22/09/2017 #2 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #1 I always enjoy your comments on whatever I post, @John Rylance! Thanks so much!
    John Rylance
    22/09/2017 #1 John Rylance
    You've done it again Susan, a rib tickling collection.
    Favourite(s)?
    The last two.
    The penultimate one begs the question will there eventually be too many chiefs and not enough Indians.
    The last one I can hear myself saying of course I ate healthily, from the salad bar.
  13. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    20/09/2017
    Starfish Enterprise
    Starfish Enterprise[Warning! Warning! Some of you may find this a 'sluggish' read, while others may be titillated by the villain's 'ten-tickles'.]"Captain's log, stardate 47457.1. While on a mapping survey below the surface of the planet's ocean, exploring a natural...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/09/2017 #27 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #26 I always get envious when we hit winter and I know you, @Lance 🐝 Scoular and @Aleta Curry are enjoying the warm weather yet again. But, I'm sure you could say the same! I hate to admit this but our summer has been SO humid that we've not been able to enjoy the outdoors like we normally would- sort of looking forward to winter hibernation . Good thing for Central Air. However, I shall not complain after seeing what the people in Puerto Rico are experiencing. No air, heat index of 107 yesterday, running out of food, water and many w/out shelter. It brings tears to my eyes.
    Ken Boddie
    26/09/2017 #26 Ken Boddie
    #25 Just woken up. Remember, Lisa, that you are from the land up over. Here in the centre of the universe we are in spring and heading for summer. Won’t be hibernating for at least another 6 months. 😎☀️
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/09/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Well, I just learned a few new things today (tonight) and love the visuals too @Ken Boddie, thanks! Quite interesting, actually. Uh, your footer pic, LOVE IT!! You already getting ready for a great winters sleep lol?
    Ken Boddie
    23/09/2017 #24 Ken Boddie
    #23 May I suggest, @Aleta Curry that you visit @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess' Friday Fundays blogs, Aleta, such as the following:
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@susan-rooks/it-s-the-first-fall-friday-funday-of-2017
    These, plus a couple of happy pills, may cure your allergy to my dad jokes.
    No guarantees provided, so .....
    If you find the jokes ain't funny,
    don't come chasing me for money!
    Aleta Curry
    23/09/2017 #23 Aleta Curry
    #19 Groaaaaaan!
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    21/09/2017 #21 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #19 😂 😂 😂🤣
    Ken Boddie
    21/09/2017 #20 Ken Boddie
    #15 Yes, @Pascal Derrien, starfish can be quite funny when they're not munching coral. They make us laugh with their ten-tickles. 🤣
    Ken Boddie
    21/09/2017 #19 Ken Boddie
    #14 As your husband is a snail scientist, Lada, he will appreciate that McDonald's don't serve escargot because they are a fast food restaurant. 😂
    Ken Boddie
    21/09/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    #13 I'll pass your thanks onto the satisfied customers department, Aleta. They operate out of a broom cupboard on the 10th floor of the complaints department. 😄
    Ken Boddie
    21/09/2017 #17 Ken Boddie
    #12 Thanks, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, but not as scary as when I look in the mirror after a night on the town. 👻
    Ken Boddie
    21/09/2017 #16 Ken Boddie
    #6 Hey, Kev.
    The trouble with Tribbles, it's tricky to tell,
    Is Tribbles are hairy, and tickly as well,
    Don't trust a Tribble to tidy the reef,
    They're hard to control and full of mischief.
    Pascal Derrien
    21/09/2017 #15 Pascal Derrien
    you got me with the title and visual :-) I was really impressed by starfishes as a kid I used to collect them now they were not half as beautiful as the ones you introduced us to :-)
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    21/09/2017 #14 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    While was reading your nicely written post, I was looking at the large Triton Trumpet's shells in my glass case, full of shells all over the world (my husband is a malacologist).
    Tritons also live in the Adriatic sea. We have some specimens of around 25 cm. They can grow up to 50 cm.
    Introducing species to change ecosystem is always tricky and can have various effects. Maybe it's the right move to save the Great Barrier Reef. As you said, only time will tell.
    Aleta Curry
    21/09/2017 #13 Aleta Curry
    From the 'you learn something new every day' department. Thanks for that, @Ken Boddie
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/09/2017 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Refreshing and fascinating post-@Ken Boddie. I enjoyed this piece and learned something new as well. These are some scary looking creatures, especially the Giant Triton.
    Ken Boddie
    21/09/2017 #11 Ken Boddie
    #5 next time they beam me up to Marine HQ, Harvey, I'll pass on your highly illogical comments. 👍🖖
    Ken Boddie
    21/09/2017 #10 Ken Boddie
    #4 Hey, @Lyon Brave, not unless you mean.
    Never
    Ever
    Read too
    Deeply 🤣
    Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    21/09/2017 #9 Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    #8 Likewise @Ken Boddie
    Ken Boddie
    21/09/2017 #8 Ken Boddie
    #3 happy I could "make it so", Pedro.
    "Live long and prosper".
  14. ProducerRandall Burns

    Randall Burns

    09/09/2017
    “Holy Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat Hot Peppers!-This Year’s Harvest”
    “Holy Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat Hot Peppers!-This Year’s Harvest”I’ve been growing my own hot peppers for a few years now and usually yield enough that once dried last me through the winter until the following year’s crop. I always grow Habaneros, Scotch Bonnets, Ghost, and Jalapenos, last year I added Burning...
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    Randall Burns
    16/09/2017 #32 Randall Burns
    #31 You have a lovely weekend as well @Savvy Raj Great to hear from you
    Savvy Raj
    16/09/2017 #31 Savvy Raj
    Amazing harvest and amazing learnings ...Thank you @Randall Burns for introducing and sharing information so many varieties of peppers. Great pics too. Have a lovely weekend 🌞
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/09/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #26 Oh your baddd Paul but bad in a fun way!!
    Wayne Yoshida
    11/09/2017 #29 Wayne Yoshida
    Milk and chocolate will cool things down if the pepper is too hot. I think it's the fat that does that. So, what happens when we have Jalapeno ice cream?
    Randall Burns
    11/09/2017 #28 Randall Burns
    #26 LMAO!!!! You'll have to post pics @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, of both the peppers and your Mother-in-laws face
    Randall Burns
    11/09/2017 #27 Randall Burns
    #22 Oh Boy! @Wayne Yoshida, yup, even on the "mild side" the capsaicin oil is still strong, will stick to your skin and definitely agitate any "sensitive" areas. In the Caribbean we always had Aloe Vera plants around and that is something that will help soothe to a degree, but gloves are definitely the best approach.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    11/09/2017 #26 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I showed this post to my brother-in-law, the spicy food freak. He's planting Peter Peppers next year simply to freak out our mutual mother-in-law. I can't wait to see her face.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    11/09/2017 #25 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #19 OMG LMAO . . . The Peter Pepper should never be used as its appearance may suggest. Ask @Wayne Yoshida why not wearing gloves when working with peppers is a bad idea.
    Wayne Yoshida
    11/09/2017 #24 Wayne Yoshida
    I wonder if @Brigette Hyacinth has peppers in her garden?
    Wayne Yoshida
    11/09/2017 #23 Wayne Yoshida
    #9 Yes @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian - I feel the same way about BBQ, Hawaiian and Japanese restaurants.
    Wayne Yoshida
    11/09/2017 #22 Wayne Yoshida
    Excellent timing on this, @Randall Burns -- a co-worker and I discussed peppers just last week, when I made some Armadillo Eggs with some mild Anaheim chilies and some salsa with some Hatch chile peppers. I thought they were on the mild side, so I didn't prep with gloves on. But then I had to use the bathroom. Arg.

    I saved the seeds, I may plant some in my back yard.

    Thanks for the tip on the taste test. I thought there was a rule for peppers -- if they are pointed, they are "hot" - if they are round, they are mild. But I find this is not the case.
    Nicole Chardenet
    11/09/2017 #21 Nicole Chardenet
    I'm a jalapenos chick myself. Just put some in my scrambled eggs this morning! I've got a friend who prefers his food nuclear-level, though...
    Randall Burns
    11/09/2017 #20 Randall Burns
    #19 Thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher , Funny, I just knew that you were going to laugh at that one aspect :-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/09/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Carolina Reaper- "WTF, OMG call 9-1-1" I'd probably be dead before they arrived. I'm a green/red/yellow pepper kind of gal with a hint of Jalapeno on occasion. The Peter Pepper, well I bet that has many uses? ;-) I laughed when I saw that, never hear of or saw a Peter Pepper, I can see where they got their name ha ha. Nice garden @Randall Burns!
    Randall Burns
    10/09/2017 #18 Randall Burns
    #17 LMAO! @Paul Walters I would be disappointed if you didn't take the opportunity to cast a few puns my way, especially with this post. Thanks for the feedback Buddy.
    Paul Walters
    10/09/2017 #17 Paul Walters
    @Randall Burns I was hoping to void the unintended puns bur this was a hot buzz spiced with a few fiery ideas and plenty of sizzling information...thank you
    Yolanda Ávila Márquez
    09/09/2017 #15 Yolanda Ávila Márquez
    Wow ....A really complete buzz.
    I only use chili to make guacamole and very carefully!
    I really do not tolerate the spicy taste but I like to add some white pepper to my meals when cooking.
    By the way, autumn is the season of spicy taste (pungent) according to traditional Chinese medicine.
    https://www.chinesemedicineliving.com/nutrition/seasons/fall/

    Best regards.
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    09/09/2017 #14 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    Fabulous post!
    Randall Burns
    09/09/2017 #13 Randall Burns
    #9 Absolutely @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian applied chemistry and this is a vocation that we NEVER stop learning about. Agreed with disappointing experiences while dining out most of the time.
  15. ProducerSusan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    More Thursday Thoughts: How to Reverse the Curse of the Announcer
    More Thursday Thoughts: How to Reverse the Curse of the AnnouncerI love sports. I love watching sports -- even some sports that some sports fans don't think are actually sports.I love watching pro football -- go Patriots! A 6th Super Bowl ring would be just awesome! And it all starts tonight, September 7, 2017!I...
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    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #7 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #6 @Peter Altschuler! Love your term asportual, which makes so much sense. And I'm sure you're right about the weight thing . . . movement of all types helps, and sports often involves rapid, hard movement. Thanks for commenting!
    Peter Altschuler
    08/09/2017 #6 Peter Altschuler
    I am completely asportual. Athletic? Very. But a sports fan? Not in the least. If anyone ever suggests that I join them to "watch the game," I suggest that we go play that game, instead. Perhaps that's why I weigh 15 pounds less than when I graduated high school and they... don't.

    For deadlines or emergencies or meeting times or anything like them, I take the same approach I use with sports -- an approach that a sports apparel company so beautifully summed up: just do it.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #5 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #1 @Paul Walters? You do know that old saying about being careful what you ask for, right? It's funny how two people with very different "tastes" can also be best friends and/or lovers, isn't it? But yeah, I do love watching sports (but not boxing, which I cannot call a sport).
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #4 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #2 Oh, @Ken Boddie, you always cheer me up! Love that comment, and thanks!
    Ken Boddie
    08/09/2017 #2 Ken Boddie
    You might be onto something here, Susan. If our brain listens to verbs then our feet must listen to nouns. After the last time I played golf (a long long time ago) I got home, took off my shoes, looked at my socks, and there it was ..... a hole in one. 🤣
    Paul Walters
    08/09/2017 #1 Paul Walters
    @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess My wife ( management , as I refer to her in posts where she features) hates sport with a passion( she's an academic!) So, heres a plan...do you want to be my sports wife even though I dont understand American football?
  16. ProducerSusan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Thursday Thought: How Dare You Call Us "Elderly"?
    Thursday Thought: How Dare You Call Us "Elderly"?We're Boomers. We're alive. We're thriving. We're not dead yet. We are NOT elderly.Recently, I have become aware of newscasters talking about those in accidents / house fires / holdups being labeled "elderly." At the ripe old age of maybe 70.ARE YOU...
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    Lynda Spiegel
    16/09/2017 #69 Lynda Spiegel
    OMG! I just had to share this and this post is the perfect place. Last weekend, my bike got stolen. I ride everywhere, including the 6.2 hilly miles in each direction to babysit my grandson, so the theft was not only very expensive, but disruptive. Filed a police report, and bought a new bike (grumble, grumble). Then yesterday, I got a call from a nice police officer who told me that she was a member of the precinct's Task Force for Crimes Against the Elderly.
    "I'm elderly?" I asked. "I'm only 64."
    "`Fraid so," she replied. "Even though you use a bike, not a walker."
    So I provided the precinct a crime stat, but they didn't get me my bike back.
    Ken Boddie
    09/09/2017 #68 Ken Boddie
    #61 if the cap fits, Susan. 🤗
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    09/09/2017 #67 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #66 Yeah it is, but I had to look the word up to be sure. Don't see it much anymore. I do see an occasional one here where I live on the bay; summer does bring out some . . . interesting clothing choices.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    08/09/2017 #66 Lisa Vanderburg
    #65 Me too....WTF with those storms and EARTHQUAKE too???????
    Oh, so that's how you spell Muumuu; did wonder. My grandmother (Granny Grimm) used to have those fantastic cotton Barbados/African ones - can find them for love or money. She taught me how to hitch them up, climb over the fence and steal the neighbors bananas....such a peach!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #65 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #64 Over my dead body in terms of muumuus, @Lisa Vanderburg!

    Now the shopping wheeled thingy I could understand . . . some day. Some day faaaaaaaaaar off, I hope!

    And it's great news that your family is safe and is getting out of Dodge, as they say. I feel so sorry for the folks who have nowhere to go out of the area. Sure am praying for them.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    08/09/2017 #64 Lisa Vanderburg
    #59 Hey...while the world is shattering and my son, wife & baby are on the road to get out of Irma's way, you buzz came at just the right time...I'm eternally grateful for the laugh you inspired, lovely @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess View more
    #59 Hey...while the world is shattering and my son, wife & baby are on the road to get out of Irma's way, you buzz came at just the right time...I'm eternally grateful for the laugh you inspired, lovely @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess!
    I'm getting to the point where Mumu's are looking exciting, as is the shopping wheeled-thingie :) Close
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #63 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #57 So true, @Nicole Chardenet! Growing old is really a p;rivilege; most of us know others who didn't make it even this far.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #62 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #56 There is some truth to "you're only as old s you feel," @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal! I find that esp;ecially with those types you mentioned who really are NOT old at all!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #61 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #49 @Ken Boddie, are you saying YOU'RE perfect . . . or I am? Or WE are? Yeah, that's good.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #59 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #55 One of the many reasons I no longer wear bathing suits, @Lisa Vanderburg, even though I live on a bay with a lovely one. Short-sleeved shirts work just fine! And I'm even happier with long-sleeved shirts!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #58 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    @Lisa Vanderburg, thanks so much for sharing my post in all those hives! Yikes, 13 says the notice I got.
    Nicole Chardenet
    08/09/2017 #57 Nicole Chardenet
    #56 Growing old....it beats the alternative!
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    08/09/2017 #56 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    Lovely buzz @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess! Such a beautiful take on the matter. I can't wait to share this with all those people, whom I know, who are barely 60 and keep saying "I am old" as a reply to invitations to go trekking or even when asked to sport a particular outfit. Upon the topic of reinventing yourself, I have heard things such as "We have lived our lives without this particular skill, and we can live the rest of it without learning it, too." So, you can imagine what a great favor you have done me by posting this buzz. Sharing it :-) Thank you for such a powerful buzz...it's extremely inspiring.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    08/09/2017 #55 Lisa Vanderburg
    LMAO at all your lovely dudettes' banter, @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess!! Such a fun buzz! I remember the day came when I was shaving my armpits. After showering I went to put on deodorant and realized I'd 'missed'....my armpits have dropped....augh! And since I've been growing grey since 18, guess what else is? The horror....
    I've decided in my dotage that 'm a Twinkie....at least I think that's what...dunno...can't remember...what?
    Lisa Vanderburg
    08/09/2017 #54 Lisa Vanderburg
    #3 haha.....
    Brian McKenzie
    08/09/2017 #53 Brian McKenzie
    In #Kryzbekistan, when they turn 69, we march them over an alpine crest with a shovel, let them dig their own hole. If they guess the caliber of the bullet we will use, they can escape the shot to the head ~ but their spouse does not.
    Wash, rinse, repeat.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/09/2017 #52 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #44 Agree @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess and he's a very likable man. I don't think he has any enemies. :)
    Aleta Curry
    08/09/2017 #51 Aleta Curry
    #33 Ditto that; I'm sure I've become quite boring on the subject, I've asked so often.
    Harley King
    08/09/2017 #50 Harley King
    #32 I make it every so often, @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess.
  17. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    HAPPY LABOUR DAY
    In the United States and Canada, the first Monday of September is a federal holiday.
    Why do Americans and Canadians celebrate Labor Day? -Kenneth C. Davis
    Why do Americans and Canadians celebrate Labor Day? -Kenneth C. Davis View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-americans-and-canadians-celebrate-labor-day-kenneth-c-davis In the United States and Canada, the first...
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    HAPPY CATURDAY
    Doing what cats do best—lounging.
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  19. ProducerSusan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Another Friday Funday: Random Bursts of Laughter
    Another Friday Funday: Random Bursts of LaughterIt's no laughing matter that it's September 1, right?I mean: WHO STOLE SUMMER?For those of us in the northern hemisphere, it's more than a little sad to realize that the summer months have once again flown by -- even though we usually get great...
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    Karen Wilson
    05/09/2017 #15 Karen Wilson
    This made me giggle. Thank goodness spiders don't hunt in packs...haha...I shower with one eye open sometimes :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/09/2017 #14 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #13 No hurricanes allowed @Pamela 🐝 Williams. Put in your request now, I did ;-) Scary to see that Irma may be headed in that direction. I hope it dissipates over time before it hits land.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    03/09/2017 #13 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Loving the psychic headline...though having a bit of arachnophobia I'm in total agreement with the shower thought!

    As for the season; it's been a miserable summer in many ways but especially because it's been unbearably hot and humid, in which I do not function well. Doesn't help that I sit under an AC vent at work and wear a jacket all day. Being new to the company, people thought I was nuts until they had to come stand at my desk for 5 minutes. I'm celebrating the arrival of fall and cooler weather, but especially because in less than a month @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher and I will be dancing on the beach in Nags Head! Whoopee!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    03/09/2017 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    They're all great, Susan. Your favorite is priceless!
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    03/09/2017 #11 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    It's a mystery. Someone stole the whole season and there were no witnesses to be found! Perhaps we need to call Sherlock...
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/09/2017 #10 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    LOL. Loved that byte about the psychic Susan! :) Sometimes the medium just ain't the message ;)
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    02/09/2017 #9 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #5 Those pencils have nothing on YOU, @Ken Boddie! Thanks so much.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    02/09/2017 #8 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #7 Always a pleasure, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! Always. And yes. Adults say "pacific" often when they mean "specific." Couldn't resist adding that picture; there's some GREAT stuff out there for my Friday Funday posts!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/09/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    These were all great @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess. I think my favorite was the last one. I've heard a lot of little ones use the term pacific instead of specific, adults do this too lol? As for the snooze, OMG spot on! Thanks for the laughs.
    Ken Boddie
    02/09/2017 #6 Ken Boddie
    And then there's
    Ta-ra-ra-ra,
    Ta-ra-ra-ra-ra,
    Bat-can!
    Ken Boddie
    02/09/2017 #5 Ken Boddie
    "iflea and seai" does it for me, Susan, but the drug pencil is just too sharp! 🤣
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    02/09/2017 #4 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #3 Very funny, @Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA! Thanks!
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    01/09/2017 #3 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Yup these passwords drive me nuts. Same with case IDs. They seem like they were generated from Data on Star Trek. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAUVUUhf7U0 View more
    Yup these passwords drive me nuts. Same with case IDs. They seem like they were generated from Data on Star Trek. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAUVUUhf7U0 Drives me nuts. Close
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    01/09/2017 #2 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #1 You and I think alike on spiders, @Cyndi wilkins! How nice to know there's at least one other woman who understands that spiders are good, not bad.
    Cyndi wilkins
    01/09/2017 #1 Cyndi wilkins
    Love the one about the spiders;-) I am a huge spider advocate and I'm constantly scolding people when they try to kill them around my house, especially in the bedroom...If you miss your target when you throw that shoe, that damned thing will come hunting for you after dark! LOL
  20. ProducerSusan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Another Foodie Friday Funday!
    Another Foodie Friday Funday!Well, good morning, world! How are ya? Looking mighty fine to me -- at 5 a.m. here on the east coast of the U.S. I'm up so early I think I beat the sun . . . and I don't know why.But since I'm up, I might as well find some things to laugh about...
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    Ken Boddie
    26/08/2017 #4 Ken Boddie
    Also, I see the elements of a salt and batter, eh?
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    26/08/2017 #3 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    "A SALT" tickled my fancy! LOL
    Ken Boddie
    26/08/2017 #2 Ken Boddie
    As it's winter here in Oz, Susan, the "little chili" does it for me, although the smaller the chili the bigger the 'sweater'. 🤣🌶
    David B. Grinberg
    26/08/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the good belly laugh, Susan. I went from losing my appetite to regaining it and the repeating the loop as I read through this post! I'm ready for dinner now, albeit thinking of "comfort food" tonight. Please have a wonderful weekend!
  21. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    25/08/2017
    Pull It Sir Prize
    Pull It Sir Prize I come from way down south From a small town in a vast land English seldom came to mouth But this poem will make a stand Yew see, my spelling was not gr8 Eet lacked a certain fine fin S Good grammar came 2 late...
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    Aleta Curry
    28/08/2017 #43 Aleta Curry
    #34 LOLOL Five points @ @Ken Boddie
    Debasish Majumder
    27/08/2017 #42 Debasish Majumder
    wonderful poem @Gert Scholtz! enjoyed read and shared. thank you very much for the share.
    Gert Scholtz
    27/08/2017 #41 Gert Scholtz
    @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal @🐝 Fatima G. Williams Well thank you! Happy that it gave a smile and thanks for sharing.
    Gert Scholtz
    27/08/2017 #40 Gert Scholtz
    #38 @Helena Jansen van Vuuren I remember the days! Glad you enjoyed a bit of a blast from the past. Thanks for commenting Helena.
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    27/08/2017 #38 Anonymous
    Shared to FB for my South African friends!
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    27/08/2017 #37 Anonymous
    @Gert Scholtz really enjoyed reading. Am sure you may well remember the oral exams and the visiting school inspector - oh my - understood the written word but could not pronounce it!
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    27/08/2017 #36 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    This is awesome @Gert Scholtz! Your poem brought a big smile to my face. It's so witty and refreshing. I love it. Sharing on all the platforms I am on. Thank you so much for writing it. :-)
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    27/08/2017 #35 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Dis iz Phantastic LOL I love it @Gert Scholtz Ur Inglitch prose is so Mnintly wise :) 😂 😂 😂 😂
    Ken Boddie
    27/08/2017 #34 Ken Boddie
    #33 Ah, Aleta - thought that you'd prematurely hung up. No doubt to busily brush up those split infinitives which need attending to? 😂
    Aleta Curry
    27/08/2017 #33 Aleta Curry
    #23 How did that happen, @Gert Scholtz? How did I manage to delete my post and post it at the same time? Well, I was telling @Ken Boddie that I proudly end with prepositions and split infinitives! :D
    Gert Scholtz
    26/08/2017 #32 Gert Scholtz
    #29 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Thank you for the kind words Franci - also for sharing the post.
    Gert Scholtz
    26/08/2017 #31 Gert Scholtz
    #30 @Martin Wright Thanks for reading and commenting Martin. Clearly I need Susan's help and expertise.
    Martin Wright
    26/08/2017 #30 Martin Wright
    @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess, you have now reached a level of fame where you are being spoofed and parodied.

    Congratulations!

    You must be doing something right.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    26/08/2017 #29 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is so clever and witty, @Gert Scholtz. I love it! Thank you for the mention. :)
    Gert Scholtz
    26/08/2017 #28 Gert Scholtz
    @Sandra Smith Thank you Sandra for the compliments and for sharing. Glad you enjoyed the read!
    Gert Scholtz
    26/08/2017 #23 Gert Scholtz
    #18 @Aleta Curry Well now. that must be the shortest comment ever on a post of mine :)
    Gert Scholtz
    26/08/2017 #22 Gert Scholtz
    #17 @Paul Walters Vir seker Paul, n nuwe taal het geen einde nie!
    Gert Scholtz
    26/08/2017 #21 Gert Scholtz
    @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Just to mention, that I mention you in the post.
    Aleta Curry
    26/08/2017 #18 Aleta Curry
    #16
    Paul Walters
    26/08/2017 #17 Paul Walters
    @Gert Scholtz Perfect prose in my humble opinion. Saya tidak bicara Bahasa Indonisian !!! See learning a language never stops!!!
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    Have a nice week ! Antoine 🐝 Prager
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  24. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    06/08/2017
    Bonding the free-way
    Bonding the free-wayIt started off as one of those perfect winter’s days in Africa. Following the early morning chill, it was warming up under a glorious blue sky. I picked up my ride to the airport. The traffic was unusually light for rush hour. I was travelling to...
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    Sheena Brunzlik
    18/08/2017 #18 Sheena Brunzlik
    "...maintaining or re-claiming a resourceful mind state in the face of adversity." My new mantra...My Charlie always wants its say, gets dismayed when I ignore what it says So I've discovered that by being centred on value contribution is powerful enough to listen to Charlie and then nicely place it in it's box. Charlie's happy, it's being listened to. I'm ecstatic because I'm not doing battle with Charlie and my mind then has the freedom to re-claim peace and in this state, problem solving is a synch. Again Dr Ian, thank you!
    Ian Weinberg
    07/08/2017 #17 Ian Weinberg
    @Jerry Fletcher This was a most unusual scenario. We are racked with road rage and worse in these parts. For me it really was an affirmation that sitting just below the anxious-angry line are decent human beings that just want some personal gratification and to be able to get on with their lives. Thanks for the kind words Jerry.
    Jerry Fletcher
    07/08/2017 #16 Jerry Fletcher
    Ian, marvelous recounting of behavior that is stunning. Would that it would be so here. Too often, road rage prevails.
    Ian Weinberg
    07/08/2017 #14 Ian Weinberg
    #10 Thanks very much @Tausif Mundrawala for the kind words
    Ian Weinberg
    07/08/2017 #13 Ian Weinberg
    #9 Great idea @Pascal Derrien I think we should indeed rotate thugs through a Buddhist program!
    Ian Weinberg
    07/08/2017 #12 Ian Weinberg
    #8 Thanks for that @Sara Jacobovici
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/08/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    So many times we all get stopped on busy highways or freeways for a long period of time never knowing what occurred. I'm glad it wasn't worse considering why you were stopped but also nice to hear how all of you kept your calm in unity. Thanks for sharing this story @Ian Weinberg and kudos to you for writing from the airport while in 'wait.'
    Tausif Mundrawala
    07/08/2017 #10 Tausif Mundrawala
    I was totally immersed in this fantastic buzz of yours the way I di in novels. Very few people in this world gives importance to getting connected and networking especially in the situation you were in. Sometimes we are caught offguard by the events which we don't have control over. Thanks for sharing this wonderful buzz with us,@Ian Weinberg
    Pascal Derrien
    07/08/2017 #9 Pascal Derrien
    I wonder if some of the gang members could have subsequently joined you on a retreat :-) Every SA life from two opposites end of the spectrum :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    07/08/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    Glad you took the time to share your narrative @Ian Weinberg. Gives me pause to think and compare. Glad you got through the experience safe and sound!
    Ian Weinberg
    07/08/2017 #7 Ian Weinberg
    #6 Bali definitely on the bucket list @Paul Walters I guess there's so much crime and violence here that when peace reigns, we're a little put out. May be of interest to you to visit the website of the ' BRC Ixopo' - recommended by CNN as being in the top 10 Buddhist Retreats worldwide. See its gallery. How's your ankle?
    Paul Walters
    07/08/2017 #6 Paul Walters
    @Ian Weinberg When you DO decide to visit Bali you will discover that road rage is unknown here. Traffic banks up and sometimes stops dead which for the Balinese is an excellent opportunity to have a 'chat' to anyone who wants to participate. Unlike SA we do not ( fortunately) have the wild west experiences here,,,which I guess is a blessing. A Buddhist retreat... how wonderful!
    Ian Weinberg
    07/08/2017 #5 Ian Weinberg
    #4 who really knows @Ken Boddie ? This particular event and the ensuing behavior of the connective is difficult to fathom. Many undefined variables about human behavior remain to be elucidated.
    Ken Boddie
    07/08/2017 #4 Ken Boddie
    Thought provoking as always, Ian. Bonding and cool heads on the freeway? Who'd have thunk it? I find it paradoxical how we can be so self centred sometimes about traffic induced hold ups, particularly when they are due to bad accidents, with hardly a thought for the poor souls directly involved. I'd like to think that the same spirit of cooperation would have prevailed in mid summer with vehicle occupants cooking in the sun, or am I being too cinical?
    Ian Weinberg
    06/08/2017 #3 Ian Weinberg
    You would have been so proud of the outjies @Gert Scholtz There was a plumber and motor mech who were seriously considering unbolting the barrier to create an escape route to the opposite side of the freeway!
    Gert Scholtz
    06/08/2017 #2 Gert Scholtz
    @Ian Weinberg Good to see a traffic pile-up lead to ocytocin induced behavior and not adrenaline fueled as is so often the case on our roads. Of course, to the layman such as I, this could be explained by the beautiful and tranquil scenery of KwaZulu Natal :)
  25. ProducerDominique 🐝 Petersen
    A TRIP TO THE FAIR (Photolog)
    A TRIP TO THE FAIR (Photolog)Summertime in St. Thomas, Ontario—the Railway Capital of Canada—and here's what all the kids have been waiting for. We have a three-day fair every year called “The Iron Horse Festival”. Today, I'd like to take you on a little day trip. The...
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    Louise Smith
    07/08/2017 #3 Louise Smith
    Very Nostalgic Dominique !
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    07/08/2017 #2 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    #1 It's on the logo and the small train the kids are riding in. ;o)
    Ken Boddie
    07/08/2017 #1 Ken Boddie
    All the fun of the fair, Nik, captured memorably. But where's the "Iron Horse"? 🚂
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