Share Your World – Week 22


Credit:  Cee's Photography

Credit: Cee’s Photography

It’s that time again.  I am really enjoying the Share Your World prompts, if you like what you see here, why not hop  over to Cee’s Photography to see how to participate yourself?  Here are this week’s questions:

Regarding animals would you prefer not having them around or having domestics pets, farm animals, or seeing them in nature or the zoo?

I have always loved having a dog around the house & I think some people really like having cats although I’m allergic.  I am absolutely against people keeping animals like monkeys or large cat (lion/tiger/bobcat) babies.

I’m not crazy about zoos because I don’t think they look after the animals well enough.  The zoo experience seems to be designed as much for the convenience of the keepers as it is for the welfare of the animals.  If zoos were more like safari parks where the animals had lots of room to roam & be themselves I could live with it because often zoos are the only ways of bringing back some of the most endangered species.  This is also the only way some people would ever get to see live animals of different species.

Absolutely against circuses – do not care for how they treat their animals.  Animals were never meant to be a source of entertainment for humans.
Are you a collector of anything?

I have collected decorative elephants or unicorns as well as bells.  I have wooden elephants, glass elephants, marble elephants, crystal unicorns & glass unicorns.  I have glass bells, china bells, brass bells & silver bells.  I don’t have large numbers of any of these items, but I enjoy having them around me.
If you could know the answer to any question, besides “What is the meaning of life?”, what would it be?

Will The Doctor ever stop travelling?

If you were to treat yourself to the “finer things” what would you treat yourself to?

English Cadbury chocolate – it is so much richer than Canadian or American chocolate.

That’s it for this week.  Did any of my answers surprise you?  Or did you guess what I was going to say?

Help Wanted



Another step in the effort to help Rara! If you can help, please do!

Originally posted on RawrLove:
Love Rara?  Want to help her cause?  Got time to help out? Then, we need you!  We are looking for an eBay Auction Manager ? Duties include: Posting new auction items to eBay Monitoring open auctions, contacting winners with shipping/payment instructions Coordinating with donors to ensure the winning items are shipped…

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Blogging 101 – Saint Benzeknees


happy-schoolgirl-reading-a-textbook-100209806As you can see from my title, I am trying to get out of my writing slump (comprised of chemical changes in my body as numerous doctors try to figure out what is wrong with me – I bet a few of you could answer the question, couldn’t you?) So I am going to try writing from prompts & today’s prompt is:

In 300 years, if you were to be named the patron saint of X, what would you like X to be? Places, activities, objects — all are fair game.

Now, looking at my title, I’m going to have to agree with most of you reading this, Saint Benzeknees is quite a mouthful, so I think we should shorten it to Saint Benze.  Benze is the affectionate (at least I hope it’s affectionate!) name given to me by my longtime followers.  Saint Benze does kind of roll off the tongue, doesn’t it? (I saw you laughing over there!)

Sooooooo, now we’ve settled on the name, what should I be a Saint of?  Maybe you can help me choose:

  • I love chocolate, so maybe the Patron Saint of Chocolate?  I guess I would have to do some studying up on chocolate though because I’m not exactly a connoisseur – just a chocoholic!
  • Patience – what about the Saint of Patience?  After all, I had a hand in raising over 7 teenagers to adulthood, so who could be more patient than me, right?  Mind you, I did have some help & there is that whole Mother Theresa thing . . .
  • Women’s Rights?  I never did burn my bra, but I supported those who did (get your minds out of the gutters!)
  • Gun Control? Really?  Who has enough time & money to go against the NRA?  But I sure would like to give it a try!  Maybe if I was 30 years younger . . .
  • Friendship?  I think that would be my deepest wish – to know I was a good friend to those who needed me.

Well, it would seem I’m not knowledgeable or powerful enough to become the saint of anything – but I’m willing to do the research on chocolate!

Share Your World – Week 20 & Week 21


Credit:  Cee's Photography

Credit: Cee’s Photography

Week 20

If you could go back and visit any time period, what time would you travel to and why?

I think I would like to go back to the 60′s again, but this time I would be a little older so I could appreciate the everything that was going on.

If you could have three wishes granted for you alone, what would they be? This is a time for you to dream and have fun.

  1. Wish #1 – Excellent health, so I could enjoy the rest of my life
  2. Wish #2 – Lots of money, so I could buy an island in the Caribbean, build a beautiful house on the ocean & have separate guest quarters so my blogging buddies can come visit
  3. Wish #3 – Long, happy life.

Wanting something to quench your thirst, what would you drink?

Dr. Pepper

If you watch TV what are your favorite three television shows?

Grey’s Anatomy, Dr. Who, Elementary


Week 21

If you could make a 15 minute speech to the entire world, what would you say?

Wake up people!   We can all get along while respecting each other’s religions & cultures.  We just need to respect other people.  Throw away your guns, your swords & your stones & stop fighting with each other.

If you could take a photograph, paint a picture or write a story of any place in the world, what & where would it be?

The beautiful turquoise water of the Caribbean with sugar sand beaches.

If you had to spend one weekend alone in a single store but could remove nothing, which store would you pick?

Believe it or not – Walmart!  They have a food store, restaurants, clothes, furniture, books, music, etc., etc.  So I could find something to sleep on, something to read, something to eat & something to listen to all in one store.

If you given a boat or yacht today, what would you name it?   (You can always sell the yacht later)

Sea You Tomorrow
If you’d like to participate, grab the questions here  

The Waiting Game

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Please, if you can help, it would be so great to get Rara out on bail while she is going through this legal ordeal!

Originally posted on rarasaur:

I’ve been putting off this post for a few days now; trying to figure the right words to use.

I know there have been rumblings for the need to take direct action in Rara’s defence.  And the news I have will only fan the flames.  But in the interest of full disclosure I’ll tell you, if you promise to read till the end.

As you might know Rara had a court date on the 23rd.  She asked me not to go.  After speaking to her public defender, she learned that the lawyer didn’t consider the case a priority and that she hadn’t even looked at it.  Thus she would be asking for an extension.  There is a new court date set for mid-June.  She also learned that the way the charges were arrange, under a California law, it prevents her from settling and gives her a minimum of 3 years…

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Tickle Me Tuesday – 052714


silhouette-girl-holding-gun-10088536Get Out Of The Car!

This is a true account recorded in the Police Log of Sarasota, Florida:

An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her lungs, “I have a gun, and I know how to use it! GET OUT OF THE CAR!”

The four men didn’t wait for a second threat. They got out and ran like mad.

The lady, somewhat shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and got into the driver’s seat. She was so shaken that she could not get her key into the ignition. She tried and tried, and then she realized why. It was for the same reason she had wondered why there was a football, a Frisbee, and two 12-packs of beer in the front seat.

A few minutes later, she found her own car parked four or five spaces farther down. She loaded her bags into the car and drove to the police station to report her mistake. The sergeant to whom she told the story couldn’t stop laughing. He pointed to the other end of the counter, where four pale men were reporting a car jacking by a mad, elderly woman described as white, less than five feet tall, glasses, curly white hair, and carrying a large handgun.

No charges were filed.

Moral of the story?

If you’re going to have a senior moment…make it memorable!


Remember who’s on first?  You’ll enjoy this!

Shift: An Essay on Perspective

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We need to keep this uppermost in people’s hearts & minds if we are going to accomplish these goals for Rara et al!

Originally posted on RawrLove:

I know we used this image in a previous post, but I just love that beautiful globe surrounded by happy people, don’t you?

Wait. Something’s not right.

Does that globe look a little odd to you? The United States is in the south and Africa appears to have taken the spot usually reserved for the Arctic Circle. It’s all wrong!

Why is it wrong?

In space there is no North or South, East or West; no up or down; no left or right. The fact that we believe there is only one correct way to represent the continents on the globe is indicative of our Westernized, US-centric conditioning and nothing more.  So, it’s OK. Africa can stay where she is, and the US can hang out down there on the “bottom” of things for a while.  Or maybe South America would like to see what’s it’s like to be…

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