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Retro Rambling with Tidious Ted

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RetroRambling

TediousTed

I’m TidiousTed and I run [RetroRambling].

I post about things that interests me, mainly retro and vintage oriented stuff, things that makes me laugh or whatever tickles my fancy at the moment.

RetroRambling Mission

Cricket Explained

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that’s in the side that’s in goes out, and when he’s out he comes in and the next man goes in until he’s out. When they are all out, the side that’s out comes in and the side that’s been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay all out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!

And we thank Mad Dogs & Englishmen for this exemplary explanation

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Trust Upon The Cloud...

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masodo's musingWhile belly-crawling my way through some of the narrower passageways on the ragged edges of the interwebs, I emerged one day (several months ago) only to find myself perched upon a cloud. This was not like the usual cloud of vaporized hydrogen-dioxide no, this was a living, thinking species which permeated my existence causing me to momentarily forget all the muck and mire from which I had previously emerged. Fresh and refreshing, new and nuanced, strange and strangely inviting.

You know me, I was quick to tell the BlogDogIt'eers of the wonders I had found; when thundering rumblings from the clouds on high rebuked me with authority for the transgression I had made. For Sonmi's Cloud was not interested in being found out about. Of course I am nothing if not sensitive to the desires of clouds and promptly acquiesced; removing all traces of this Shangri-La from the prying eyes of the internet public at large; content for a season to privately follow the activities of Sonmi's Cloud via covert RSS feed.

So now, it is with sincerest pleasure that I shine the BlogDogIt spotlight, up into the clouds (with special permission from the elusive Sonmi) and ask you to welcome into public view Sonmi's Cloud. I trust you will enjoy this discovery...

Wanderings and wonderings from a sentient cloud.

 

Trust in Me…

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Poetry - Iambic Rhythms from the Aether and the Cloud.,
Words and Curious Creations From the Troposphere.

Come with me,
Blindfolded,
Hands bound
With only myself there,
The sudden centre of your senses.
Focused intently, entirely on where I lead you.
You might be pushed off a cliff,
Descending face first,
Smashed to a bag of bone fragments,
The air still holding the remnants of your scream.

 

Or led into a field,
Pollen tickling your nasal passages,
A red flag tucked neatly
Into the back of your trouser waistband,
Hanging down to knee level
Flapping merrily in the wind.
Nothing to hear but the hammer of your heartbeat
And the drumming of the Bull’s hooves
As they bear down on you.
As you become the china.

 

 

A level crossing,
Ducking your head quickly under the barrier,
Then stock still.
My hands resting on each of your shoulders
Push down and have you sat on the rails,
Zen-like with legs crossed
Awaiting the coming express in 60 seconds time.

 

 

The gritty smell of salty air.
Into Sea World we go through a sneaky side gate.
One sharp shove of the elbow
And off you fly.
Orca has her luncheon provided.
Nothing left of you bar your watch,
Ticking away obediently.

 

 

Or into the trees,
The whispering thicket.
Till I halt you in your tracks.
My hands gently holding your face,
Lips brushing your mouth softly,
Knots untied, and eyes unmasked
To take in a picnic laid out in the shady glade.
Food to be consumed greedily
After greedily consuming each other.
Finger licking nirvana.

 

 

Here’s the blindfold.

 

You’ll do it if you trust me.

Do It: 
Sonmi's Cloud ~ Wanderings and wonderings from a sentient cloud

 

 

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Insanity Summarized

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Nancy Summarizes InsanityThe Nancehttp://nanceruth.com

Dog Feels Strong Need To Point Out Humans While On Walks

Who's a Good Dog?
Local canine Nellie Meyers

Syracuse, NY – As we go throughout our day-to-day business, there are constant distractions that tend to pull us away from whatever is in our dish. Local canine Nellie Meyers, a self-defined “person dog,” is dealing with a problem that tends to take her off the beaten walking route. Just two years old, Nellie has found that she’s had these strong urges since puppyhood. “I’ll be walking down the street, occasionally eating my own business, when I see a human and just can’t help but smile and want to touch it!” the chocolate lab exclaims, staring out the window and contemplating whether or not her tail is part of her, or if she is part of her tail. Nellie has found that she goes so far as attempting to touch the human if allowed and even considering getting a person like that for herself once she has a job and her own place. “My partner is allergic to humans so it’s unlikely I will ever be able to keep one. I guess I’ll have to settle for these brief encounters on the street,” states the pooch, who hopes to one day discover if it is she who really is a good dog.

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Source: Nancy Summarizes Insanity


 

 

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In The Spotlight [Bluefish Way]

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Bluefish Way

Ralph

Meet Ralph

I am a single 67 year old Englishman living in the mountains of Southern Spain for 10 years. I have an apartment with great views of the mountains near a river overlooking fields with different animals and birds. I have 2 rescued cats. I try to have fun with my blog http://bluefishway.com/ . I must get a life ! lol

The following is excerpted from the Bluefish Way post:
Happy 2nd Anniversary !!

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Blogging

Living, as I do, in a quiet rural village in the mountains of southern Spain NOTHING should be happening. A goat escaping on the road should be the highlight of my blog. But, quite the opposite has happened. I am on my 196th post, have 989 followers, we have made 12,981 comments, but most of all we have had fun, haven’t we ?

I have had bloggers Ute and Manny visit me.  I had a great time in Israel with  Heila and live close to my friend  David. On top of that I have made so many blogging friends throughout the world. Yes, you !

It’s been a wonderful two years. Where I get the ideas from for posts ? I usually don’t have a clue except when something personal happens. Sometimes traumatic, such as a lumbar puncture turned into fun when I opened my pain clenched eyes and found myself staring at the polka dots of a nurse’s knickers six inches from my face.

Most of all, I love to comment, we love to comment. I try to have fun with you and most of you are game for a laugh even though some of you are in extreme pain and are going through or have been through extreme traumas. I like to visit your blogs, some fantastic, some mediocre, but you are brave enough have a go in getting your skill or point of view online so I can read about your expertise or thoughts. Well done !

Thank you for 2 years of friendship and fun my friends [smiley:<3]

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Spotlight[Health]: Project PUT

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PROJECT PUT: PICK UP TRASH (and put it where it belongs in the recycle or a designated trash receptacle)

Project PUT: Pick Up Trash (and put it where it belongs,)
a movement begins

by

Project PUT Founder Eloise GI’m Emily G.  my daughter is Eloise G.  We were appalled by the litter in our community and we decided to do a little something about it.  We found littered plastic bags and filled them with trash we found while walking around.  We put recyclable items in the city’s recycle containers and the trash in the trash cans.  It was simple and easy.  Doing this little thing made the city look better and all sorts of people noticed.

You can do this, too, and make your community a better place to live.

PLEASE don’t litter.

If you see trash where it should not be and you are able to pick it up and PUT it where it belongs (recycle or a designated trash receptacle), please do.  This simple act of caring and responsibility will make your community a nicer place to be.

Visit Source Site: http://projectput.wordpress.com/

 


Take the Project PUT Pledge and
Become a Member of Project PUT


 

 

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Tapping In to a Superpower

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You know how it goes... You are visiting one of your fave WordPress blogger sites and after thoroughly enjoying their contribution you'd like to give them the old cyber-thumbs-up/pat-on-the-back/handshake/tip-o-the-hat/etc... so you look down there and find the "Like" button and give it the "whats-for." You have to know that you are also planting a little graphic seed in the form of a link to your profile page. Not wanting to be the all-take-and-no-give type you go ahead and click on one of your fellow "likers" to see who this individual is that obviously has something in common with you.

xpanda1969x - THE RANDOM RAMBLINGS OF A QUIRKY PANDAIt's the luck of the draw... sometimes you are taken to the profile of a blogger singing the praises of their contributions to the blogging community only to discover they did not include a link to their site or even tell you its name. Once in a while you follow some unassuming link and find yourself remembering what is is that keeps you in this most gratifying pass-time known as blogging.

JamesRadcliffe.comToday I was visiting xpanda1969x (as I am wont to do) and clicked upon the dinky gravatar belonging to James Radcliffe - there it is now

...and that my friends is how I came to discover this most excellent article (re-blogged below.) Proving once again that is often better to explore rather than search the internet.

Enjoy!

Why: Reading is a Modern Superpower…

by James Radcliffe

It is my contention that:  In the modern world, Reading is no less than a Superpower.

In this post I will explain the thinking behind this, and share 7 reasons why you should consider making reading an integral part of your daily life.

So sit back, strap in, and turn on, dear reader, while I expound upon…

Gain A Super Power

[Please Continue...]

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Spotlight[Living]: Swim In The Adult Pool

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Swim In The Adult Pool

My Walter Mitty Would Be Horrified ADHD Audio Experiment


Funny Ha Ha~ Not Funny “Oh She’s Hilarious!”

 

I doubt he’d thank me for this little adventure of mine

If Walter Mitty could hear this audio experiment of mine, he’d be aghast. Good thing for him he’s a fictional character and therefore, not able to hear it.  I’ve put it out there, more than once, my attempts to describe what it’s like to have adult ADHD. I haven’t done this for  the desire to find validation or a need for acceptance, not even because I like to beat a dead horse. Which I don’t, by the way. Beat dead horses. Or alive ones either. 

My reasons for possibly making an ass of myself are…

I thought about this last night for quite awhile, after a good friend of mine had remarked on that possibility. Though they were telling me that I didn’t appear to be any of those things, that got me to wondering if there weren’t some  people who had come to this conclusion. In case this is the situation, for those of you who read my blog, (Hi Mom!) let me set the record straight.

  • I didn’t do this for acceptance, I don’t need it. I mean really, I hardly know you! You could at the least buy me dinner before I…before I-heh-forget that part, I hardly know you.
  • I wasn’t seeking validation. I know what I have, I’m just ticked that I can’t let you borrow it for awhile.
  • I don’t suffer from some whacked out notion that being different, being ‘out there’, being what is essentially me, will attract the masses. Remember me? I’m the chick who doesn’t do well in crowds, I skip whilst holding scissors (point out cuz I’m mean like that) and…it’s just not like that.
  • All I want to do, is to show those of you who are either profoundly bored, needing a way to cure insomnia, or just curious about having ADHD on the adult end of things, and want to know what it’s like, to be this way, and how it affects every facet of your life. And trust me, it does.

No subliminal messages, just procrastination

So without going further off track than I already have, I present my experiment. I did not put any subliminal suggestions in this audio (you like me…yes you do…) nor did I ever suffer from the idea that I was suddenly going to achieve fame and fortune by doing this (you love reading my blog) and am actually a bit nervous to post it, not because of anything other than the very real possibility of being the butt of many a joke to come. But it’s a good day for a laugh, right? (you think I’m talented and should even tell your friends about my blog)

 Click the link below to hear my… erm….er…experiment.

(because you like me)

I Have ADHD  <- Click this

Source: SwimInTheAdultPool.com

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Spotlight[Living]: Ned's Blog

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Celebrating a year of somewhat questionable writing advice

All this over a blog post - Its kind of a big deal Welcome to a special Anniversary Edition of Ned’s Nickel’s Worth on Writing! It was a year ago this week that the first edition of my weekly NWOW was completely overlooked heralded by Writer’s Digest as “A literary hazard cone…” and by Publisher’s Weekly as “Our measuring stick for excellent writing, if we were on the metric system.” As if that weren’t enough, I received a congratulatory email this morning from The Master of Horror® Stephen King:

I consider myself an expert on corpses, so you can believe me when I say your body of work speaks for itself.

High praise indeed.

But enough accolades! It’s time to prepare yourself. Why? Because in just a few moments I will push the button on a special remote, releasing balloons and confetti on you! That’s right! While you were sleeping, special crews (most of which were licensed, bonded and documented citizens) were busy installing compartments of spring-loaded balloons and confetti in your ceiling! And you thought it was creepy rats! Haha! So count down with me as we prepare to release balloons and confetti on 3,432 folks, some of whom don’t read this blog regularly and will be totally freaked out!  Continue reading

Source: http://nedhickson.com/
Ned's Blog - Humor at the Speed of Life

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Spotlight[Entertainment]: The Fire Wire Blog

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The Fire Wire Pop Culture Blog

HUVr Board Video Claims To Show A Real Life ‘Back To The Future’-Style Hoverboard In Action

Moby, Tony Hawk, and other celebrities rocket around on the HUVr Board—a flying board billed as a real world version of the hoverboard from the Back to the Future film franchise—in this slickly produced promo video featuring Christopher Lloyd who played Emmett “Doc” Brown in the BTTF film trilogy.

According to HUVr, the board is crafted from “paramagnetic titanium” and is expected to ship in December 2014.

Funny or Die is behind HUVr, the mysterious tech company claiming to have invented the first hoverboard. The truth behind this massive viral campaign came out after a costume designer who worked on the shoot posted the experience on her online resume, which has now been removed.

Source: firewireblog.com

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Spotlight[Living]: Robs Webstek

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It's a picture + a few lines of text blog, featuring history, art, old photographs, maps, and more.

It's a picture + a few lines of text blog, featuring history, art, old photographs, maps, and more.

Dutch.Man.Amersfoort.Creative.IT.Music.History
Dutch.Man.Amersfoort.Creative.IT.Music.History

The World upside down
Saturday, December 14, 2013
 

The World upside down


 The World upside down

The convention that North is at the top on most modern maps was established by the Egyptian astronomer Ptolemy (90-168 AD) and was adopted by other cartographers.

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