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