Random LOLs...
...since I have so many tucked away - some just because they make me giggle - I thought I'd post a few for your amusement. :-D

The look on the seal's face? Exactly why I don't swim in water I can't see through. Eeeeek!

Later peeps!

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posted by C2 at 8:51 PM | Permalink | 2 comments
Memorial Day

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.



posted by C2 at 9:09 PM | Permalink | 0 comments
Long weekend!

Also -


Wanna know what I'm getting?

Although I'm waiting a few weeks, since a new version is probably coming out in a few weeks (if the rumors are correct). Yippee!

In other news, I'm on the road to a wedding this weekend so I'm testing the "post at a specific time" thing with Blogger (which is not particularly Mac friendly, btw). We'll see how that works out. I'm not sure if I'll have internet access at the condo plus there will family to visit with so I'll be mostly missing in action until Sunday night.

Later peeps!!

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posted by C2 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | 5 comments
Cover me!
So, I've been updating my "Patience is a Virtue" list and I noticed that the cover designs are changing a bit, here and there.

Take a look at this one:

Now, I loves me some Julie Q (and Nathan K, as far as that goes *evil grin*) but what about this cover? Is this a direction the publishers should continue or no?

What do we think, peeps??

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posted by C2 at 6:38 PM | Permalink | 7 comments
More vacay pics!
The topiary garden at Madeira's botanical garden

The inner courtyard of Seville's Alcazar:

The lighthouse at Point Europa on Gibraltar:

An interesting arch in Cagliari, Sardinia:

A building in Volterra, Italy:

St. Peter's:

A street in Le Baux (my favorite is the restaurant flag, though):

Another Gaudi building in Barcelona - the roof is supposed to look like a dragon:

The atrium of our ship - I didn't manage to get the whole thing but you get the idea:

Another sunset:

Did I mention that I highly recommend this trip? You don't have to do the trans-Atlantic part if you don't want to but the rest is an excellent way to see a lot in a short amount of time. Easy, easy trip!

Later peeps!

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posted by C2 at 2:19 PM | Permalink | 7 comments
Happy Day to all the moms!

Enjoy your day!



posted by C2 at 10:42 AM | Permalink | 0 comments
Pictures, pictures, pictures...
...I picked one from each stop plus a bonus shot from the ship. If anyone wants to see more of something let me know - we took a gazillion pictures. :-D

Here we go!


Madeira was our only slightly rainy day...and it was drizzly more than anything else.


The cathdral - one of the world's largest. Christopher Columbus's tomb is inside.


They have several colonies of barbary apes there and some don't mind tourists at all. Obviously. Don't they look soft?? I wanted to pet them but our guide said not to. Darn it!


The pictures look better than it did in person. We were a bit disappointed in this port (Cagliari), actually. Not a lot to see or do. Sicily or Corsica might have been a better option - but who are we to say? ;-)


Since the Vatican Museums were closed the day we were there, we chose an excursion that took us to the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain (duh), the Piazza Novona, the Parthenon and to St. Peter's. After we dutifully threw our coins in the fountain, we rewarded ourselves with gelato. Yum!


Unbelievably beautiful scenery!


This was taken in Arles in the courtyard of a former hospital. Any van Gogh fans in the house?? This should look familiar to you.


A lovely city! Fabulous architecture! Not just things like Gaudi's Sagrada Familia cathedral...all sorts of architecture. Still, it is Gaudi's city so I had to post this pic. Why can't you see the lovely, cloudless blue sky?? Because I was looking directly into the sun when I took this picture.

And, finally, a lovely sunset taken from our stateroom balcony:

We saw lots of lovely sunsets during our crossing and after we got back near land. And my mom managed to catch a sunrise or two after we started hitting ports (not me! I was snoozing). But this one is my fave because of the colors.

Any questions about any of the trip? Just put them in the comments. I will say we decided that doing a trans-Atlantic crossing would probably be better going the opposite direction. Having all the activity at the beginning of the trip and then having a week to recover would have been better. After having such a lazy week at see, all the excursioning was exhausting! LOL

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posted by C2 at 8:34 PM | Permalink | 2 comments
Fly by!

I'm back! And I'll post about the trip as soon as I can - it was fab, btw. ;-)

In the meantime, the dreaded laundry awaits. Blah.

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posted by C2 at 8:40 PM | Permalink | 4 comments