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Saturday, October 4, 2008

CameraCritters#28 ... SmileySaturday#22

Make Room for Small Reflections
HF#79 is below this post and
Photo Hunt #24 at Sacred Ruminations
This is my 28thMisty Dawn started the meme and explains the rules here:
I've not had time to take many photos of my own lately
so I share this Dolphin Rescue Video today
from You Tube ... lest we forget.

Click for others participating in Camera Critters this weekend.
This is my 22nd
I'm smiling today because ...
1. In case you missed yesterday's Haiku Friday here ... I announce again that Hootin' Anni gave me a 'kewl' Halloween award and shared nifty T-13 Headers with all. She's soooo creative and loves Halloween ... click the links to see what else she's been up to!

2. Even though I was awake for several hours last night (due to noisy next-door 'partying' outside from 11pm through 3:30am or so), my head is clear enough for a Saturday and I plan to call the gal who owns the 'vacation rental' next door today. She's pretty assertive about dealing with such occurrences. My polite requests at 1:15am (and again at 2:15am) didn't make a whole lot of difference in the noise levels ... sigh! I turned on the TV upstairs to 'cover' their noise and did manage to get a little sleep because television ALWAYS puts me to sleep.

3. It's a BEAUTIFUL sunny Saturday morning (even though it's been foggy the last few days and rain's predicted). Actually I'm HOPING weather predictions are correct because we NEED rain here in So Cal and 'showers' might keep the noisy young people renting the house next door INSIDE tonight so I can sleep.

4. I've completed my 3rd Photoshop Elements class and have continued to USE the the skills and information I've acquired thus far. The next class focuses on the Organizer and I'm hoping to get a handle on the mess of photographs I've accumulated over the years. After that (in the November-December session) I've signed up for a Holiday Projects class with PSE6.

5. As usual ... I encountered some posts that made me laugh this week and I share a few links here in case YOU need a laugh this weekend yourself.
If you've not yet checked it out and/or passed it along, the Five Friends Video (shared at the top of all 3 of my blogs) IS definitely worth watching ... and sharing because time is growing short for those who aren't yet REGISTERED to vote in the next election.
Small Reflections ... Smile Back
Thought for Today
"Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree, in the midst of them all." the Buddha

16 comments:

Juliana RW said...

i enjoy the video...

I hope you stop by at my CC post also in HERE. Thanks

Michelle said...

What a heart warming yet sad video. Dolphin's are my favorite animal. Back in 2003, my husband and I took a trip down to the Florida keys. There we got to swim with two amazing dolphins, which amazed me. They are the most gentle animal I have ever been exposed too. We also rented a boat and had the unique experience of watching the dolphin's in their natural habitat swimming with their family pods. This was definitely a very memorable time in my life which I will never forget. Thanks for sharing and reminding me of this amazing experience in my life.

the teach said...

Storyteller, that's THE BEST video about voting I've every seen! That's why I'm leaving a comment because yoou have that video on your site...No not really, I'm leaving a commnet cuz I really like you! :)

B. Roan said...

Thank you for sharing this video. Sad, but well worth watching. BJ

Marita said...

Lots to smile about. You are making good of the bad :)

I hope it rains and your noisy neighbours stay inside.

Karen said...

I guess perfection isn't possible--you live in a lovely area (oh that beach!!), but you have to deal with noisy renters. But plenty of good stuff is happening--yay on finishing your 3rd class! And I need to check out some of those links!

Tammy said...

I loved the video on voting! We vote here in Canada on October 14th for our election.

Mary said...

My daughter loves dolphins and has her upstairs bathroom decorated in them. Guess what I found at Wal*mart? An see through acrylic toilet lid and I am giving it to her for Christmas as kind of a gag joke. It is beautiful though and she will love it.

How sad about the dolphin but the vote video is great. Every person should practice their right to vote. That said, the Canadian federal election is on October 14th. I'm not sure how I am voting yet, but it will definitely be a protest vote. We need some new blood in our electorial system.

Blessings,
Mary

Princess said...

Enjoyed the video - and leo de caprio. I will vote!

Joyce said...

I hope you get your rain; what a blessing that would be for Southern CA.

Thank you for the links to bloggy humor.

Hope you have a great Sunday!

i beati said...

so much good stuff Thanks sandy

Mama Zen said...

I can't wait to see your holiday projects!

lisaschaos said...

I watched the videos. :) Love them! The don't vote one is amazing with all he people in it.

Love your little pumpkin at the bottom. :) Hope you get the rain, and our neighbor stays inside. :)

Gretchen said...

What a great video!

lisaschaos said...

Great natural highs there! I used to love midnight phone calls but I think maybe I'm too old for that now.

Misty Dawn said...

Excellent video on voting. A VERY important reminder. Thank you for sharing this!

As far as dolphins - I love them - they are awesome creatures.

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