Funny Friday Memes: 13 January 2017! (Re-blogged)

This Friday the 13th post was so good the first time around, it deserves a re-blog while I work on my current “Five on Friday” post!

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Random Ramblings; Myriad Musings

Hey, will you look at what day it isโ€ฆitโ€™s โ€œFriday the 13th!โ€ This is the first of only two months that have a 13 Friday during this year; October is the other month, this time around. Time for some snarky silliness and madcap memes about this supposedly unlucky day, Iโ€™d wager. I was inspired by the beautiful sight of the full moon last night; nothing wrong with some mild lunacy, no?

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Happy Belated Blog-o-versary To Me!

Today is a perfect day to belatedly mark my own, personal blogging milestone: seven years and counting! I marked the event on the official day by re-blogging my sixth blog-o-versary post, which you can find here if you didn’t see it the first two times, LOL

I’m currently tweaking and adjusting my YouTube settings, as I have decided to begin doing the vlogging thing! Some of my gaming buddies have offered to help me with my live-streaming so guild events will become a more regular feature; possibly on a bi-monthly basis. Also, one of the larger in-game guilds that I belong to decided to have a Facebook-hosted guild page which is private and for guild members only, so I now have a Facebook page for socializing with my guild-mates outside of the game! It will be nice to be able to communicate with them on a more regular basis.

I firmly believe in “never say never” – it just took something worthwhile and of value for me to finally join the evil cult of Facebook, ROFLMAO! If you want to find me there don’t bother trying, as you won’t find me…BWWWAAHAHHAHAAAHAHAHAHAAAHHHHHH!

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I have enjoyed blogging for these past seven years, and don’t plan on quitting anytime soon! I might find things to dislike about blogging and the community in general, but that’s simply the way things are. Anything which involves interacting with other people is always going to bring the good, the bad, and the ugly things each person brings to the table at any given time. Me, I will keep on keeping on: this means having fun and being myself by writing and gaming; singing and dancing, and speaking out about things which might get overlooked and under-reported. I am also getting closer to my two main, short-term goals: getting my autobiography published, and finding the perfect tattoo artist!

When it comes to blogs which I read and / or follow, I still look for those related to outdoor activities, space exploration, wildlife, cooking, fashion, photography, travel, writing, gaming, music, or graphic novels and anime – or, any combination of the above! When one has many interests, it should be easy to meet others with similar interests anywhere, at any time…unless, like me, you prefer meeting people face-to-face!

5 On Friday: Songs of the Past

Most of us who love music, if not all, have a “personal soundtrack” of sorts. Songs which remind us of life-changing events, whether they’re good or bad. Songs which represent certain periods of our lives; songs which became mantras of determination and looking forward. For this installment of “Five on Friday,” I offer up these five songs which represent some of the struggles of my past.

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Wordless Wednesday: Vintage Americana (Re-blogged)

The weather has been nice so prepping the household for winter has been a priority! Enjoy this re-blog of mine from August for this “Wordless Wednesday.”

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Random Ramblings; Myriad Musings

The title says it allโ€ฆenjoy!

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Mabon Blessings!

The Wheel of the Year turns ever onward; the cycle of the seasons continues. Summer gives way to Fall – ’tis the Autumnal Equinox. Mabon blessings…Blessed be!

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United Nations International Day of Peace

Five Songs on a Saturday!

Yesterday was quite busy and very productive, which made for a long day! Woke up at 0530 to get some things done; so much to do that we didn’t get home until 2310, then fell into bed and was asleep before my head hit the pillow.

I’m well-rested and refreshed this morning, and have a fun gaming event to participate in and broadcast. The show starts at high noon PDT, so click on the link here to watch the sewer-delving fun!

Time for a bit of music! Since I missed my ‘Five on Friday’ post, I offer up five of my favourite songs I listen to whilst gaming. Five songs from quite an extensive list! I can do many Friday posts about my personal faves in gaming music from time to time. That’s a good thing.

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Rod Run to the End of the World…2017!

This event is one which we have attended and participated in for the past three years: the Rod Run to the End of the World. It is an enjoyable event for those of us who love the allure, artwork, and sheer poetry of the classic, American-made automobile. This is the 34th time that it has been held, and the town which hosts it has changed very little in those 34 years.

Other than the vehicles, the only other reason to attend is for the opportunity to taste some of the best barbecue this side of the Rockies! Terrell’s Texas BBQ, out of Portland, Oregon, is slow-cooked to bring out the juicy tenderness of ribs and brisket. Award-winning and succulent, even southern-fried rednecks can’t help but glomp down on a spicy ‘Hot Mama’ and smile! Nomnomnomnomnom…

Here are just a few of the pictures I took today. The sun came out after some refreshing rains – we even had a thunderstorm blow through, clearing away the dryness and bringing much-needed fresh air and moisture. Believe it or not, I do get away from the computer once in a while!

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Saturday Songs: 10 June 2017 (Re-blogged)

Can’t talk. Gaming. Enjoy this re-blog of mine from June.

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Random Ramblings; Myriad Musings

Iโ€™m shamelessly gaming over the weekend, but have a few pertinent posts in store, along with a couple of overdue excerptsโ€ฆso, tune in to watch the action whilst enjoying the music, wonโ€™t you?

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Happy Labor Day…2017!

Today marks Labor Day here in the USA. For a little history, we turn to Wikipedia since it seems to be the only site with much information about this holiday. Take the info with a grain of salt, since it is easily changeable by anyone who feels like throwing their own uninformed opinions into the mix!

Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States. The holiday is also a federal holiday.

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty U.S. states officially celebrated Labor Day.[1]

History

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, different groups of trade unionists chose a variety of days on which to celebrate labor. In the United States a September holiday called Labor Day was first proposed in the 1880s. An early history of the holiday dates the event’s origins to a General Assembly of the Knights of Labor convened in New York City in September 1882.[2] In conjunction with this clandestine Knights assembly a public parade of various labor organizations was held on September 5 under the auspices of the Central Labor Union (CLU) of New York.[2] Secretary of the CLU Matthew Maguire is credited for first proposing that a national Labor Day holiday subsequently be held on the first Monday of each September in the aftermath of this successful public demonstration.[3]

An alternative thesis is maintained that Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor put forward the first proposal in May 1882,[1] after witnessing the annual labour festival held in Toronto, Canada.[4]

There was disagreement among labor unions at this time about when a holiday celebrating workers should be. Many advocated for May 1st. However, President Cleveland was concerned that a labor holiday on May 1st would be a commemoration of the Haymarket Affair of May 1886,[5] as it eventually was under the name International Workers’ Day.[6][7] In 1887, he publicly supported the September Labor Day holiday.[5][better source needed]

In 1887 Oregon became the first state of the United States to make Labor Day an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty U.S. states officially celebrated Labor Day.[1]

Following the deaths of workers at the hands of United States Army and United States Marshals Service during the Pullman Strike of 1894 in Chicago, the United States Congress unanimously voted to approve legislation to make Labor Day a national holiday and President Grover Cleveland signed it into law six days after the end of the strike.[8] Cleveland supported the creation of the national holiday in an attempt to shore up support among trade unions following the Pullman Strike.[9] The date of May 1 (an ancient European holiday known as May Day) was an alternative date, celebrated then (and now) as International Workers’ Day, but President Cleveland was concerned that observance of Labor Day on May 1 would encourage Haymarket-style protests and would strengthen socialist and anarchist movements that, though distinct from one another, had rallied to commemorate the Haymarket Affair on International Workers’ Day.[9][10]

All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories have made Labor Day a statutory holiday.

Happy Labor Day, everyone!

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