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You Are Kiwi Jam

You are one of a kind, and you can't help but be deeply creative. You're constantly innovating and iterating.
You were just born doing things a little bit differently. It's not something you always think about, but you often have cool things result from it.

You have a joyful energy, and people want to follow your lead. They know you know how to find the good stuff in life.
You're the type to ask "Why not?" instead of "Why?" It's all about possibilities for you!

Interesting. I don't know about "dark and mysterious," or "dominating my environment," and I certainly have plenty of fears. I took the test a second time, and it came up Bengal Tiger. Hmmm...
25 May 2015 @ 12:39 pm

Eurovision 2015 has ended, but I'm still humming many of the songs we all heard. Here are my favorites:

Sweden (the winner):
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18 May 2015 @ 11:14 pm
10 May 2015 @ 11:10 am
You have blessed, and been blessed, beyond measure.
Celebrate your day with joy.

07 May 2015 @ 05:26 pm

So our son is officially on his way to Ohio this morning. It's been a rough couple of months, with him losing his job and moving back home to rethink his future. He was depressed, angry at the unfairness of life, snapping out at us while we struggled to stay centered and not take his displaced anger personally. When he received the offer of the job in Ohio last week, his inherently sunny nature was instantly restored, and we enjoyed a week of truly delightful family time. Now he's on the way to his new adventure, and I already miss him so much. 
30 April 2015 @ 09:19 am
I hope your day is wonderful!

28 April 2015 @ 09:46 am
Your Glow is Green

You exude hope and change. You have a glow about you that is dynamic and proactive.
You believe in the power of personal growth and healing. We can all be better off than we are today.

You are a big proponent of intuition and doing what comes naturally. You think we should listen to ourselves for the answers.
You are happy to help anyone in need, but you are not dogmatic about it. You are more of a guide than a guru.

25 April 2015 @ 10:22 am
You Are Inspiring

You have a real zest for life, and you can't wait to get started on each new day. You have so much excitement.
While you are enthusiastic, you don't rush through the good stuff in life. You savor every special moment.

You are very warm and interested in other people. You are a natural charmer, and it makes you feel good to have lots of friends.
You pride yourself on being a good influence. You have found your bliss, and you can help others find theirs!

13 April 2015 @ 07:45 pm
Hoping your day was absolutely splendid!

12 April 2015 @ 07:52 pm
Thank you for the wonderful birthday wishes. I spent a delightful day in the company of hubby and son, enjoying the lovely weather in between reading all your virtual cards.

An interesting note: while thanking St. C. for the virtual balloons she sent to my LJ account, I noticed a number of gifts from previous years that I'd never seen before. Apparently LJ never notified me that they were there. Belatedly then, and with apologies for the tardiness of my gratitude, thank you to all who sent virtual gifts over the past year, and who did not receive my thanks.
08 April 2015 @ 10:04 am
Artist: Avery11
created for 2015 Easter Egg Challenge

08 April 2015 @ 09:57 am
Author: Avery11
Genre: Gen
written for 2015 Easter Egg Challenge

Nine Lives

When his communicator sounded, Napoleon was in the middle of a very pleasant dream.

Don't answer it,” Angelique whispered and pressed her ruby-red lips to his. He sighed, and leaned into the kiss.

Let them get someone else for a change, liebchen,” Serena cooed, rubbing her bare breasts against his chest. Her hands were doing delightful things to him.

His communicator whistled again.

Damn. With a sigh of regret, Napoleon struggled back to consciousness. He felt fog-brained, and more than a little disappointed to find himself alone in his bedroom. His head pounded painfully; it felt as though an eight-hundred-pound gorilla had taken up permanent residence in his cranium.

Another reason to thank my partner when I see him.

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08 April 2015 @ 09:50 am
Author: Avery11
Genre: Gen
written for 2015 Easter Egg Challenge in memory of Cousin Svetlanacat


Her eyes open. Bright, it's so bright, like summer sun in the garden. Her skin tingles pleasantly. She can smell lilacs.



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05 April 2015 @ 07:01 am
A little eye candy for your Easter Basket...

30 March 2015 @ 09:39 am
One of the things I remember most about my childhood was the beautiful Stein and Goldstein carousel at Nunley's Amusement Park in Baldwin, NY. In the early 1900's, sculptors Stein and Goldstein built seventeen carousels. Only three are left intact today--the carousel in Central Park NYC, one in Bushnell Park, Hartford, Connecticut, and the Nunley's carousel. Of course, none of us kids had any idea of the rarity and artistic value of this treasure back then--all we knew was that it was beautiful and fun, and if we managed to get the gold ring, we'd score a free ride.

Nunley's owners retired in 1995, and the place was closed down to make way for a Pep Boys Auto Shop. The carousel was slated to be auctioned off to collectors, one piece at a time. That's when singer/songwriter Billy Joel stepped in. Like me, he had fond memories of riding the carousel from his own Long Island childhood. He purchased it in its entirety, stored it, and ultimately gave it to Nassau County with the provision that it never be sold. The County paid to have it restored to its original glory, a process that took several years and a great deal of painstaking research.

Nunley's Carousel is now fully operational at its new home, an aviation museum in Garden City NY. I nearly cried when I stumbled upon the photos. Here's "Rosie," my favorite, and some of her friends:

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28 March 2015 @ 10:48 am
Happy Birthday, Glenna!
We've been expecting you.

13 March 2015 @ 01:53 pm
You Are Creative

You're the type of person who always sees future possibilities. You are good at brainstorming.
You are intuitive and just seem to know what's right for each moment. You have a natural insight that others lack.

You see the undercurrent of everything. You are especially in touch with symbols, omens, themes.
Of all the types, you're the most likely to invent a whole new chocolate craze ... and get rich off it.

14 February 2015 @ 08:53 am

Sending you wishes
for a glorious Springtime in your beloved garden!
Missing you, dear friend.

Your Personality Type Is the Rarest

Your personality type is introspective, principled, brilliant, and sensitive.

Only about 2% of all people have your personality – including 3% of all women and around 1% of all men.
You are Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging (Reasoning).

13 January 2015 @ 03:19 pm

Your Winter Scent is Honey

You are sweet, laid back, and happy to go with the flow in most cases. You adapt well.
You like to take things slowly, and you don't like to be rushed. You want to enjoy every moment in life - including every winter moment.

You do get along with everyone, and you are very soft-hearted. You don't rush to judge anyone or anything.
Winter can be a bit harsh, but you take good care of yourself this time of year. You will be better than new come spring.

09 January 2015 @ 02:00 pm
Your Mindfulness Makes You Resilient

You are engaged and aware in every moment. You don't tend to let your mind wander to toxic thoughts.
If you feel worried or anxious, you just get more into the world around you. There is always something to savor.

Like everyone else, you can lose control of a situation when things get stressful. But then you remember to breathe.
You are resilient because you know how to calm yourself down. If you relax and pay attention, you can get through anything.

07 January 2015 @ 08:21 pm
Nous ne sommes pas peur.

31 December 2014 @ 01:56 pm
Wishing all my dear friends a Happy and Joyous New Year!