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#Haikai Challenge #121 (1/13/20): take down pine (decorations) (matsu osame)

  After the 'Tis Holiday cheer Vapors in January Misty memories Fruity glogg to up neat Spirit boxed with ornaments Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haiki Challenge.  Frank says: This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to take down pine (decorations) (matsu… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #121 (1/13/20): take down pine (decorations) (matsu osame)

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Coloring Club Plus — Christmas 2019

per wikipedia: "Thank God It's Christmas" is a Christmas single by the British rock band Queen. It was written by lead guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. Released on 26 November 1984, the single spent six weeks in the UK charts over Christmas 1984 and new year of 1985, and peaked at number 21.… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — Christmas 2019

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Coloring Club Plus — 12/23/19

Bonus pic:  on Friday night I went with friends to our favorite cidery for drinks and food.  Unfortunately the place is going out of business on Christmas of all days.  So much for having a heart, owners (very well-known family, think Cheeto appointee and ABCs.)  The place was originally owned by people who grew apples… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 12/23/19

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#SLS — Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow by Jethro Tull

Jim Adams is the appreciative, holly jolly host of Song Lyric Sunday.  Jim says: I am sure that it will be easy to find a song for Christmas/Holiday/Snowman which is being used as this week’s prompt. Here are the “rules”: • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme… Continue reading #SLS — Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow by Jethro Tull

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Coloring Club Plus — 12/20/19

First please note that the image above looks better than usual because I scanned it rather than took a picture of it.  It was a coloring page I printed out rather than in a book which makes it easy to scan. I chose this song because it has gingerbread in it and because I liked… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 12/20/19

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dVerse — gifts for that special someone

image link I decided to get you a passel of gift certificates this year, including one each for: 1) Santa's Elves Hammer – to break your fingers, in hopes for a Tweetless 2020 2) Orange duct tape – to match your skin when it covers your mouth 3) Get out of Jail Free card –… Continue reading dVerse — gifts for that special someone

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Coloring Club Plus — 12/19/19

I'm not sure where or who mentioned “Elbow” to me, but I currently have borrowed two of their albums, “Little Fictions” and “The Take Off and Landing of Everything.” This music is original and euphonic, so I can see myself getting to know this band well. These are not throwaway lyrics either! For these reasons… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 12/19/19

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Coloring Club Plus — 12/18/19

Christmas Wish is an album by Olivia Newton-John, released in November, 2007. It is the second original album of Christmas music recorded by Newton-John after 'Tis the Season with Vince Gill (Hallmark, 2000), and the compilation partly from that, The Christmas Collection. It is her second album produced by Amy Sky. It features versions of… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 12/18/19

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Coloring Club Plus — 12/17/19

I chose this song because it mentions the burning the yule log. I chose this version of it because I like the simple beauty of James Taylor with sparse musical accompaniment. "Deck the Halls" (originally titled "Deck the Hall"), is a traditional Christmas, yuletide, and New Year carol. The melody is Welsh, dating back to… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 12/17/19

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Coloring Club Plus — 12/16/19

Eels (often typeset as eels or EELS) is an American rock band, formed in California in 1995 by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett, known by the stage name E. Band members have changed across the years, both in the studio and on stage, making Everett the only official member for most of the band's… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 12/16/19