Thursday, September 29, 2011

Children's Author Mary Russel's Books for Kids Wow! A Squidoo Lens featuring ME!!! Written by CruiseReady. Great job, Sheila! Thank you.

When I first met Mary on line, she was writing about a horse and a llama, the first of her published books for kids.I can still remember the...

    • Children's Book Author, Mary Russel I love, love, love it. A huge thank you and a hug to Sheila! And I didn't even have to bribe her to say all of those nice things. Go say hi to Sheila at her lens. Just click on the link by the larger pic of me with all 4 of my books. Tell her I sent you. She's fabulous!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

OXO Candelas and Dogs

A friend stopped by the other night. She knows I'm a BzzAgent so she is always curious about my campaigns and looks forward to getting coupons and samples. I had to tell her there are none with this campaign but I did show her the OXO Candelas. She loved the way they look when lit and since she has a rambunctious dog with a long waggly tail, she also appreciates the safety factor. It sounded like she was considering buying some.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Afternoon Excursion: Random Musings

Brown and white striped fish vertically struggling in plastic aquarium plant, slowly dying. Seafood restaurant stinking of dead fish.

Hammock shaped tree branch reaching for the water. Ducks, geese, and seagulls lining roadway and shoreline. Weather fit for only them.

Decrepit stone caretaker's cottage with uncurtained windows. Skies crying on Cookie and Coco's graves.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Flickertail, Paint, and the Owl

Flickertail the llama and Paint the horse met an owl who was highly respected for his wisdom.

“I have written many best selling books,” he bragged. “Several have been made into movies and I am very wealthy as a result. What have you done with your lives?”

“We help our friends however they need us to help them. Sometimes we find treasured items they have lost. Sometimes we help to rebuild their confidence. Sometimes we are just good companions.”

“Do you give them money?”

“We have no money and no need for it but we share whatever we have.”
The owl nodded. “That is good, but you need to do more. You need to work even harder so that you have more to give.” 

“Do you share everything you have?”

“I share all of my wisdom, through my books and my movies.”

“But do you share all your money that you earned from your successful books and movies?”

“It is enough that I share my talent.”

“Let me see if I have this right,” said Flickertail. “You expect us to share everything we have and then to work harder so that we have even more to share. You, however, get to keep most of the fruits of your labor. Does that sound fair to you?”

“You don’t seem to understand. My books and movies tell people how they should live so that life is better for everyone.” 

“But those standards don’t seem to apply to you. With all due respect, I think that makes you a hypocrite,” Flickertail argued.

“The capitalistic system we live under is not good for the people. It encourages greed,” countered the owl.

“How very odd that you want to tear down the system that has made you what you are,” said Paint.

Monday, September 12, 2011

A weird use of the OXO Candela

A BzzAgent Campaign

A weird use of the OXO Candela

Well, maybe not so weird. Candles used to be used as illumination before electricity and the Candela is similar to a candle without the fire hazard or dripping wax. I picture romantic images of a beautiful woman in a long silken gown as she ascends the stairs to her sleeping quarters while carrying a lit candle to light the way. Not very safe though, if she trips.

Anyway, back to my modern day story. My husband had fallen asleep on the couch while watching TV. We often watch TV in the dark which probably contributes to his falling asleep so easily. I was working on my laptop, when I realized the delete key wasn't in the same place as my desktop keyboard and for the life of me, I just couldn't find it in the dark Not wanting to risk awakening him by turning on the light, I simply reached over to the coffee table and used one of the candelas as a flashlight.
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Werther's BzzAgent Campaign

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Are you familiar with Werther's Original Caramels? I remember the hard candies from when I was a kid. Now they have a wide variety of scrumptious flavors that I am anxious to try, thanks to a BzzAgent Campaign.  Check out the Werther's website for caramel recipes perfect for fall. Click on the link that says kitchen to find recipes for caramel apples, bars, and treats.

I'll be watching my mailbox closely for the next several days until they arrive.
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Friday, September 9, 2011

Would you like a coupon for $10 off on Bil-Jac dog food

I just received my Bil-Jac BzzKit from BzzAgent. Included in the BzzKit are five coupons for $10 each. If you aren't familiar with their dog food, check out their website. I will send a coupon to the first five people who get back to me with their mailing address. All I ask is that you let me know how your dog responds to the food, after you have had a chance to give it a try and allow me to share your honest feedback whether good or bad with BzzAgent.

Bil-Jac dog food provides the nutrition to support your dog's overall health. Our healthy dog food is great for professional dogs and your everyday companion including sensitive dogs and puppies. Compare our premium dog food to Blue Buffalo, Iams and Purina.

OXO Candela

I've been enjoying these rechargeable candles that I received through BzzAgent in exchange for my honest review. We recently redecorated our living room with more relaxing colors and the candelas add to the ambiance. We've also used them on our deck on some of these pleasant evenings. We won't be getting too many more evenings outside on the deck this year. Might as well enjoy them while we can. Even when it gets a bit breezy there are no worries about having to relight the candles. If a wind gust tips them over there is no safety hazard or melted wax.
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