Samhain Blessings…

Last Week Tonight: Floods

In this installment of “Last Week Tonight,” John talks about flooding, how it will get steadily worse, and how insurance companies have benefited from those natural disasters.

5 Songs For Sunday: Scorpions!

The song “Loving you Sunday morning” was running through my head when I woke up, so I was inspired to offer up these five songs by the Scorpions! Enjoy. Yes, I’m still gaming!

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NaNoWriMo Memes! (Re-blogged)

Will I, or won’t I? We shall see…

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Desperation & Neediness…

…used to be negative traits to be managed and overcome. Now, it seems as if they are encouraged, rewarded, and celebrated by many.

Meanwhile, I’m considered to be a heartless bitch because I’m just not interested in being around soul-sucking wastes of air, energy, space, and time.

Go figure.

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Samhain Draws Nigh…

Preparations are in order. Time to make the seasonal incense.

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1st Friday Fun: Screen-shots! (Re-blogged)

Another busy weekend of gaming looms! My “5 On Friday” posts will resume next week; new screen-shots and fan fiction excerpts are also forthcoming. In the meantime, please enjoy this reblog of mine from 1 September!

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Random Ramblings; Myriad Musings

Wow – September is here already! I’ve been so busy that time is flying past rather quickly…but that’s a good thing. I’m getting a lot of things accomplished of late, now that tedious distractions have been removed! Time for rest, relaxation, and a bit of recreation, so enjoy these recent screen-shots and a bit of music to start this Labor Day weekend off right.

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Nereids at the shoreline

Quiet study in the forest

Fire-breathing winged frog…feisty little critter!

Some serene jungle scenery

Lumber-mill capture – resources are important in the war effort!

Fortress siege – capturing the inner circle!

Repairing the outer gate

Running of the scroll

Returning the scroll to its proper place…

Success!

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Full Frontal Thursday: Climate Change

In this installment of “Full Frontal Thursday,” Sam Bee talks about climate change and follows with a sweet little song. Climate change is something which affects ALL of us. Because, you know, we all live on this planet. It’s not something which MIGHT harm us. It has, it is, and will continue to. Batten down the hatches, folks! While you’re at it – learn to swim.

R.I.P Fats Domino, 89, Musical Legend, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer and New Orleans Native

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Mr. Domino performing in 2007 on NBC’s “Today” show. (Photo Credit: Richard Drew/AP)

Jon Pareles and William Grimes via nytimes.com

Fats Domino, the New Orleans rhythm-and-blues singer whose two-fisted boogie-woogie piano and nonchalant vocals, heard on dozens of hits, made him one of the biggest stars of the early rock ’n’ roll era, has died in Louisiana. He was 89.

His death was confirmed by his brother-in-law and former road manager Reggie Hall, who said he had no other details. Mr. Domino lived in Harvey, La., across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. Mr. Domino had more than three dozen Top 40 pop hits through the 1950s and early ’60s, among them “Blueberry Hill,”“Ain’t It a Shame” (also known as “Ain’t That a Shame,” which is the actual lyric), “I’m Walkin’,” “Blue Monday” and “Walkin’ to New Orleans.”

Throughout he displayed both the buoyant spirit of New Orleans…

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R.I.P. Robert Guillaume, 89, Emmy-Award Winning Actor and Star of “Benson”

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Robert Guillaume (CREDIT: AP)

Richard Natale via variety.com

Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, best known as the title character in the TV sitcom “Benson,” died Tuesday. He was 89.

His wife Donna Brown Guillaume told the Associated Press he died at their Los Angeles home of complications of prostate cancer. Guillaume often played acerbic, dry-witted, but ultimately lovable characters like the butler Benson Du Bois, which he created on the 1977 series “Soap,” before his character was spun off in 1979. Guillaume won Emmys both for “Soap” (as supporting actor) and “Benson” (as lead actor).

He was also known as the the voice of Rafiki in “The Lion King,” for which he also won a Grammy for a spoken word recording. “Benson” ran on ABC for seven years until 1986. The show brought Guillaume an Emmy in 1985 for lead actor in a comedy. In the late ’90s he…

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