Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
Have fun, be safe.
Lee Ann

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you.
I hope you and your loved ones
have a safe and happy holiday!
Lee Ann

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Have a warm and cozy Christmas

I hope you all have a purrrr-fect Christmas!
Lee Ann

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Click on picture
Jingle bells...
Jingle bells...
Jingle all the way...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Click on picture
Santa baby...
Come on down my chimney tonight...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Click on the picture
Country road...
take me home...
to the place...
I belong...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Have a...

Click on the picture
Do a little dance...

Make a little "fun"

Get down tonight...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
May your holiday be filled with love and laughter.
I miss you all.
Lee Ann

Friday, October 03, 2008


This video is not as long as the last one I posted.

You may have already seen this as a commercial on tv.

If you have not registered to vote, please do so!




Lee Ann

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Come in...

Hey to all of you!
I miss you, please come in and have a seat.

Take your shoes off, get comfortable and make yourselves at home in the library, billiards room, theatre...

There are some sweets in the Grand Breakfast Room.

Stay as long as you like.

Before you leave, please sign the guest book in the foyer, tell me one BIG thing you are looking forward to this fall.

One big thing I am looking forward to is being able to have fires in the fireplace due to the cooler weather!

Glad you stopped by, have a great weekend.


Lee Ann

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Such a great time...

Hey Everyone!

I just got back from the Rally for the Republic in Minneapolis. It was fun and exciting. There were so many great speakers and performers.

Aimee Allen performed, she was awesome. Check out the song she ended her performance with.

Sara Evans was the final performer. She came on stage after Ron Paul. The entire event was awesome.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Hi everyone!
I just wanted to let you guys know that I appreciate all of you stopping by.
I do check in here at the castle, so I hope to see you around here.
Please drop in and say hello. You are always welcome.
I will be back soon, I promise. I am just taking a vacation for a bit.
Have a great weekend!
Love you all,
Lee Ann

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy Fourth of July!
Lee Ann

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The grass is always greener...

This is an almost hidden path just around the corner of my "castle".
I was very intrigued every day when I passed it.
Finally one day, I stopped to see what is hidden
beyond the entrance of this path.
It is interesting because the path leads to an almost manicured looking area that seems perfect for a picnic.
The path and the grassy area always appear to be mowed.
It sits in the middle of the thick woods.
It is very cool and shady, even in the midst of summer.
My curious nature has been satisfied.
I thought I would share it with you.

p.s. I know I have not been a good blogger friend lately. I have not forgotten about any of you. I appreciate your visits and I promise to get back over to your place soon. I think I am ready for a little break, but I "will be back" as Arnold says.
Feel free to leave any comments or questions while I am vacationing.
See you all shortly.
Love you all,
Lee Ann

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Happy birthday Howard!
Hope it is a great one.
Lee Ann
Have a great week everyone!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Have a safe and happy
Memorial Day Weekend!
Lee Ann

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Friday Fun Night

Howard and I have been working out pretty hard lately.
I go to the gym and work out on the treadmill in the wee hours of the morning.
Howard has a really nice mountain bike. He has been riding the trails at Oak Mountain (state park) on Saturdays and Sundays, and now has added one weekday afternoon.

We eat fairly sensible during the week, but we have gotten on a pizza "kick" for Friday nights. Not just any of the best pizzas!
Friday night is our fun night.
We pick up a pizza from Tortugas, bring it home and watch a movie while we eat it. (Last night's movie was The Guardian).

Back to the pizza... it is Deep Chicago Stuffed Pie. We get the pepperoni.
Man oh man, it is good.

Here is what the mouth watering pizza looks like ~

Now tell me...doesn't that look delicious? Well, I can assure you that it is even better than it looks. We can only eat half , so we save the other half for lunch the next day.

So, that is our BIG cheat!

Is there any particular food that you are "on a kick" with lately?

Do you have a ritual "fun" night?

Have a great weekend!

Lee Ann

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Caption least one!

Have you ever woken up in a strange place and not remembered how you got there???

Just not fair, I exercise everyday...

Don't hate me for not exercising, I have a fast metabolism...

Do you like this hat...
or this one...?

Shhh...Don't tell them I am hiding here...

I am having a bad day...

I'll get the mail today...

AHHHHHHHHHHH... I hate rush hour!

I see you, yes YOU, so make sure to say hi!

Have a great week!
Lee Ann

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

This makes me smile...

Is there any one thing that raises your spirits?

As of lately, there is one commercial, that no matter how down I am feeling, it makes me literally laugh out loud.

Tell me if you agree... watch it below!

Especially the son's face when the dad sings the part "....night and day". Honestly I think I could watch it over and over.

Well, now that you have watched it, I won't spoil it for you when saying the dad is played by Meat Loaf. He was a 1970`s singer.
I hope this gives you a good boost for the day!

Lee Ann

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Father of mind-altering LSD dies at 102

Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann discovered iconic drug in 1938.

NEW YORK - Albert Hofmann, the father of the mind-altering drug LSD whose medical discovery grew into a notorious "problem child," died Tuesday. He was 102.

Hofmann's hallucinogen inspired — and arguably corrupted — millions in the 1960's hippy generation. For decades after LSD was banned in the late 1960s, Hofmann defended his invention.
"I produced the substance as a medicine ... It's not my fault if people abused it," he once said.
The Swiss chemist discovered lysergic acid diethylamide-25 in 1938 while studying the medicinal uses of a fungus found on wheat and other grains at the Sandoz pharmaceuticals firm in Basel.
He became the first human guinea pig of the drug when a tiny amount of the substance seeped on to his finger during a repeat of the laboratory experiment on April 16, 1943.
"I had to leave work for home because I was suddenly hit by a sudden feeling of unease and mild dizziness," he subsequently wrote in a memo to company bosses.
"Everything I saw was distorted as in a warped mirror," he said, describing his bicycle ride home. "I had the impression I was rooted to the spot. But my assistant told me we were actually going very fast."
Three days later, Hofmann experimented with a larger dose. The result was a horror trip.
"The substance which I wanted to experiment with took over me. I was filled with an overwhelming fear that I would go crazy. I was transported to a different world, a different time," Hofmann wrote.
Hofmann and his scientific colleagues hoped that LSD would make an important contribution to psychiatric research.
The U.S. government banned LSD in 1966 and other countries followed suit.

Everyone lives their own life. Each person has a different path filled with different experiences. He must have lived an extraordinarily strange life.
...And wow! 102 years old!
Rest in Peace...

Have an amazing weekend!

Lee Ann

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Logos Gone Bad

Hopefully good for a laugh today!
Have a great week!
Lee Ann

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The music in me

Studies have shown that music can make it easier to learn.
Just think of one of the first songs you learn as a child... The Alphabet Song.

It also can mark a place in time.
There is no way for us to experience the future and know what it will be like for us; we can only recall an experience from the past and remember what it was like.
Music is one of those things that can trigger a memory and take us back to that moment in time.
Whether it be a first kiss, a special dance, your best friend's first boyfriend, a campfire, a football game, etc., music can take you back to that moment.

As I was working out this morning, I was listening to Bruce Springsteen on my Ipod and it made me recall being at his concert years ago. I could actually visualize being there and watching him sing the song I was listening to.

Just as when I hear "Little Pink Houses" by John Cougar Mellencamp, I think of the time I was driving on A1A in Palm Beach (as it was playing on the car stereo).

Music, the great escape!

What song takes you back to a special moment in time, and what was that special moment?

Have a great week!
Lee Ann

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day

From time to time, Google will change their look.
They take the theme of the day, season or holiday.
Today is Earth Day and they have gone green!
I love this one.

Have a wonderful Earth Day!
Lee Ann

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are this year's winners. Read them carefully.
Each is an artificial word with only one letter altered to form a real word.

Some are terrifically innovative:

1. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

2. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

3. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

4. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

5. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

6. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

7. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

8. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

9. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

10. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's, like, a serious bummer.

11. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

12. Glibido: All talk and no action.

13. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

14. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

15. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

16. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

And the #1 pick:

17. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

It's a good idea to obey all the rules when you're young just so you'll have the strength to break them when you're old.

Tell me some of the words that this list missed. Give me the term and the definition!!
I am always looking for new words...

Have a "spectacerful" ~ Spectacular and wonderful week/weekend.
Lee Ann

Monday, April 14, 2008

Little creatures of the night...and early morning...

Look what I saw the other morning on my way home from the gym.

This little fella was sitting in the middle of the road.

Fortunately it was very early in the morning so there was not a lot of traffic.

I did not want to scare the little thing, so I backed up and shone my headlights on him until he finally trotted off to the grass on the side of the road.

Can you see "Rocky"?

It was the cutest little thing. It sat there just looking up at me with those big eyes. He let me take several pictures, but it was so dark, they did not turn out too good. Plus it was taken with my phone camera.

Have a good day!

Lee Ann

Friday, April 11, 2008

Not Paper Dolls!

Entries for an art contest at the Hirshorn Modern Art Gallery in DC

The rule was that the artist could use only one sheet of paper.

(Click on the photos to enlarge)


Have an awesome weekend!

Lee Ann