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Happiness Project 41

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Happy in the month of thanksgiving.

1.  MBWR

Magnolia Branch Wildlife Refuge is a hidden gem in Central Alabama. We have have a large campsite. The (boathouse)* bathhouse is adequate. There are great bike riding spaces, a nice lake, a river, and we have cell service. It’s a bit remote which is great.

2.  A travel companion

I’ve enjoyed having a traveling companion for the last few weeks. It always seems like more fun sharing the adventure.

3.  New Front Curtains

Share your joy. Tell us something that made you happy this week.

*Things in parenthesis are messages from the muse, Autocorrect. #Maya

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Happiness Project 29

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Starting a new week with happy thoughts from my life to yours.

1.  Surprise Gifts
I went out for lunch and admired the waitress’ shirt. I asked if they were for sale. She brought several over and I selected one. When it was time to pay she said she got the shirt for me. Cool! 😎
2.  Vow
“Vow: I name the most beautiful truths about everyone I meet. I extol and congratulate. Cherish and cultivate. Quicken and animate.” ~ Rob Brezsny
If you don’t know about Rob, you should check out his page. He always has something that encourages me.

3.  Dreams
By dreams I mean both sleeping and waking dreams. Good stuff. Some of my most amazing experiences occurred in my sleeping life. Some of my most amazing experiences occurred as a result of dreams in my waking life.

“Once upon a time, Chuang Tzu dreamed that he was a butterfly, flying about enjoying itself. It did not know that it was Chuang Chou. Suddenly he awoke, and veritably was Chuang Chou again. He did not know whether it was Chuang Chou dreaming that he was a butterfly, or whether it was the butterfly dreaming that it was Chuang Chou. Between Chuang Chou and the butterfly there must be some distinction. This is a case of what is called the transformation of things.”

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Happiness Project 26

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It's another fun week to be alive!  Here are some happinesses from my life to yours.

1.  The Blues Brothers
It's fun movie with awesome tunes. That hard headed woman of mine done caught the katy.
2.  My lifestyle
I've probably said it before, but I love this lifestyle. It's not perfect. It's not always fun or easy or inexpensive. But when it's good, it's very very good.

3.  Personalizing my World Headquarters
I am finally getting into the idea of making this rolling space into my own space.  Out with the old factory decor and in with my eclectic style.

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Caveman TV 

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I posted a new video about the unique experience I had on my hike this morning. 

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The Clips of September

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Each month I take short videos of what I see and do.   I post a lot of them on Instagram.  The ones I don’t post I compile into a video.

The Clips of September from jr cline on Vimeo.

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The Sign Said

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I wonder what has happened here in the past that prompted a “No Sinning” rule. rofl

A Festivus for the Rest of Us!

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Happy Festivus


And now for the AOG (airing of grievances).

It’s too cold.
I didn’t put up my pole. Damn
I don’t understand why we can’t all get along.
What is the problem?
Why? is a dumb question. Shouldn’t it be What?
I really don’t understand people.
I don’t like the way I’ve been treated lately.
All I have for the feast is a sweet potato.
My laundry solution is all screwed up.
The search for a muse isn’t amusing.

If I think of some more I’ll come back and add them.

Feel free to add your own grievances in the comments section.

Time to prepare the Festivus Feast.  I don’t have meat or spaghetti so a sweet potato will have to do.

I have to say, I out did myself on the Feast.  It was one of the best sweet potatoes I’ve ever  baked.  🙂

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This is all in fun.   Things are exactly as they are supposed to be.

Surprise Road Trip

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to New Orleans. Jesse, Christy, and I had to go.

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There were some good times and maybe some good pictures.

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Liebster Award

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A big

 Thank You!

for my friend Roadkill Spatula over at Fine Roadkill Cuisine.  I appreciate him nominating my blog, Cracking My Egg, for a Liebster Award.
Since I knew nothing about the Liebter Award, I googled it.

  • This award exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers.
  • It has German origins – the word “liebster” has several definitions: dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, welcome, sweetheart and boyfriend (really?)
  • It follows similar principles as a chain letter, in the sense that it should be passed forward to a certain number of people.
  • It can be misconstrued, depending upon your personal views, as either something wonderful (who doesn’t like awards?) or as an annoyance (a chain letter that involves work).
  • Variations have been made over time to the “rules”.
  • Marketing plays a role in accepting this award, as other bloggers are promoted. (This is not a bad thing, however, since people should help others!)

It is said that the Liebster award was created to recognize and/or discover new bloggers and welcome them to the blogosphere. In the digital world of the internet, this seems like a nice gesture, in my opinion!

So here are the rules per Roadkill Spatula:

Each nominee must link back to the person who nominated him or her.
Answer the 10 questions given to you by the nominator.
Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.
Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

Here are his questions and my answers:

What’s your favorite word?
My favorite word is ‘elbow’.  This has been my favorite word for many years.  I like the way it rolls off my tongue.  ‘Elbow’ had some competition for a while and I almost replaced it with ‘specificity’.  I didn’t.

What is the coolest thing you’ve ever done?
I’ve done and continue to do a lot of cool things.  By far the two coolest things I’ve ever been involved with was the creation and raising of my two awesome children,  Starr and James.

What accomplishment of yours do you think ought to receive public attention?
I’ve had several accomplishments receive public attention.  I’ve been recognized three times as community college instructor of the year.
I was also on the cover of the local Sunday magazine for my work with drug users.
I think I’ve had my 15 minutes of fame.  It was more than enough.   Check out my super power.  It’s hard to have that super power and receive public attention.  😉

Who was your favorite teacher and why?
Ms. Roby in 12th grade English.  I hated her in high school.  She made my life a living hell.    Then when I got in college I loved her.  The woman prepared me for college English.  And thanks to Ms. Roby, I made good grades.  Kudos to Ms. Roby.

If you were a superhero, what would be your power?
Invisibility is my super power.

Pasta, potato, or rice?
Yes!

What was your favorite childhood book?
I was a big fan of Sherlock Holmes books and read everyone I could get my hands on.  Also, my grandfather had a huge collection of Zane Grey novels.  I read all of those a couple of times.

Where would you rather be than where you are now?
I’m content where I am now.  Seems I’m always where I am and it is also now.  I might as well be content with the situation.   I am here now.

What famous person would you most like to have lunch with?
I think lunch with Yoko Ono would be an adventure.

What’s that over there?
A size 6-9 months right foot, blue sneaker.

Here are ten questions for my nominees.

1.  What is your secret talent?

2.  The last book you read was?

3.  Where would you like to be in 30 years?

4.  In one sentence or less, how would you describe yourself?

5.  If you had 3 wishes what would they be?

6.  Which fairytale is your favorite and why?

7.  What is more plausible, the existence of Bigfoot or the explanation of U.F.O.s as being intelligent alien visitors to our planet?

8.  When was the last time you  danced to music when no one was watching?

9.  Who was your childhood hero?

10. What topic should I blog about next?

At last, here are my nominees for the Liebster Award:

Dogfacedatheist
Ellipsis 
Digitalgranny
An American in Norway
Cherokeewriter
The Blended Path
Ocean Starr
Ampbreia’s Space 
Dressed in Hydrangeas and Ash 
Lovelylollipop
Doesitevenmatter3

oops, I think that’s eleven.

If you prefer not to continue this by tagging others, feel free to honorarily accept your nomination.

Have a super Sunday!

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Red Dress Run Day

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New Orleans Red Dress Run is a big party.  I didn’t attend, but the runners and their friends were all over the place.

The first pictures where taken on the street in front of the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

A runner on crutches?  Surely not.

The next group of pictures was taken in the French Quarter.

These people were at Jackson Square.

One of the many street performers is inside the red Solo cup.

This young woman was on the corner near the 905 Royal Hotel were we were staying.  She is taking a picture of a street performer playing the saxophone.

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