Saturday, March 12, 2011

PARANORMAL PUB




THE GHOSTS OF ST. AUGUSTINE - PART II

Marion Pelicano Ambrose

At the Mission of Nombre de Dios, there is a quaint little building which is the La Leche Chapel. It is part of the original mission Menendez and his party set up and where the first Catholic Mass was held in the United States. The first teachers were the priests and sisters who came to teach the Timucuan natives of the area. These faithful nuns are buried right next to the chapel. The story persists, even though the present director of the Mission denies its truth, that one of the nuns was buried alive accidentally. This wasn’t uncommon at the time since the only way to tell if one was dead was if you couldn’t feel a heartbeat of see them breathing. Many people were buried with a bell on the grace, a string leading down to the hand to ring if they regained consciousness. Someone was hired to sit by the grave

CATHOLICS, CONFIRMATIONS AND CHURCHES, OH MY!



TONY WALKER

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I'd like to thank The Lounge for posting my Lunch Time Poll about unions.
This is an important topic to me. Unions & the fate of working class America is very scary. If you haven't seen the post go check it out. Please comment & keep the communication going.
One way to fight & help each other is communicating.
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On to today's post...

A tremendous honor was bestowed upon me this week. I've been asked to sponsor someone who is getting their Confirmation in June.

The confirmee (I know that's not a word!) is one of my oldest & closest friends. He is like a brother to me. When we were kids his mother had some issues with the Church which led to her pulling her sons out of religious instructions so my friend was never confirmed. He has decided to do it now because his kids have been going through religious instructions & he feels like a hypocrite telling them they must do this when he hasn't.

I grew up in a very strict Catholic household. As an adult I've had some issues with the Catholic Church. The whole Priest sex abuse scandal rocked me pretty good since a Priest attempted to play with me when I was 14. I lived with the guilt of knocking a Priest down for years even though that was my only option to get away. Thank God I did. Anyway, since the scandal came to light I decided not to be a practicing Catholic anymore. I still have Catholicism based beliefs, I just don't support the Catholic Church. So with that in mind I would never do what my friend is doing but of course I support him 1000% & will be there for him on his big day.

My question is this. Do you think getting confirmed for your kids sake is a good enough reason to get confirmed?

Also, getting off topic a little... what do you think of Churches whether it's Catholic or something else? There just seems to be so many different types of Churches these days. I don't remember so many when I was a kid. Do you think so many different denominations are needed? If so, why?

I look forward to your comments here.


STICKY SWEET



THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

Patty B

"Chocolate-covered strawberries on the balcony of your own cruise ship cabin. Well, an active imagination is a good thing."



"Use your chocolate consumption to 
build a garage for your 'spare tire'."



"While your sweetie is off playing golf, you'll have all that chocolate to yourself. Also, you'll have less frustration."

   
      
YUM!

YUMMY!

YUM!

YUMMY

On This Date

1912The Girl Guides, which later became the Girl Scouts of America, was founded.
1925Chinese revolutionary leader Sun Yat-sen died at age 58.
1930Indian political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi began a 200-mile march to protest a British tax on salt.
1938The "Anschluss" took place as German troops entered Austria. Adolf Hitler annexed his homeland the following day.

ALASKAN PIPE DREAMS

Marion Pellicano Ambrose


Alaska: America’s rugged frontier! Whether it’s because of a cruise, the energy crisis, or
Sarah Palin, everyone is talking about Alaska these days. I’m no exception. Something
about this far off place intrigues me. I’m in love with what I’ve seen of the rugged
beauty, the abundant wildlife and the unique native cultures.

SPRING AHEAD!



Dawn Boyle

Here is a reality check! Today we turn the clocks ahead one hour. I love longer days. I can't wait for the kids to play outside. This also means...there is 9 days til spring, 76 days til Memorial Day weekend begins and a mere 101 days til SUMMER is officially here!


Today seems like the perfect day to actually start that diet I have been talking about for months!



   
   

Friday, March 11, 2011

BUSINESS TRIP - Part IV - Hart's Desire


Her sling backs tick away like an erratic clock on the concrete sidewalk as she takes short, quick strides to keep his pace. The neighborhood is filled with the warmth of history as if every building could tell a story.  Brownstones with amber hues in their windows, tall trees and street lights line the dark asphalt path. The sights reminiscent of her memories of walking through Brooklyn decades ago.  Somewhere between steps she noted that their fingers had stayed intertwined making her even more aware of how she ached for something far more intimate with him. The conversation was lighthearted and frisky.  Subjects scattered and jumped from one thing to another with no rhyme or reason.
“It’s a beautiful night.” 
“Agreed.” was his reply.
His short answer not bridging the conversation to a next topic. 

STICKY SWEET


CHOCOLATE THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
Patty B

"When you go to the movies, its perfectly acceptable to eat the chocolate you smuggled in your purse. The theater concession guys will sell you more."

WANNA LAUGH?!?! ...The Late Show - Rated M for Mature







TONY WALKER

I went to a bar with my buddies Sal & Joe the other day. 







When we walked in we were stopped by the bouncer.


"You guys can only enter this bar if your penises add up to one foot," the Bouncer says.

So Sal gets his measured. It's 6 inches.

Joe gets measured. He has 4 inches.

Then me. I had one inch. We're in! So we enter the bar.

"Thank goodness for my 6 inches," says Sal.

"Thank goodness for my 4 inches," says Joe.

I say, "Thank goodness I had a hard on!"

WANNA LAUGH



Doing Stand Up "Tonight": Dawn Boyle


There was this guy at a bar, just looking at his drink. He stays like that for half of an hour.


Then, this big trouble-making guy steps next to him, takes the drink from the guy, and just drinks it all down. The poor man starts crying. The truck driver says, “Come on man, I was just joking. Here, I’ll buy you another drink. I just can’t stand to see a man cry.”


“Today is the worst of my life. 
First, I fall asleep, and I go late to my office. 
My boss, outrageous, fires me. 
When I leave the building, to my car, I found out it was stolen. 
I get a cab to return home, and when I get out of the cab, I forgot my wallet, cash and credit cards in the there. 
The cab driver just drives away.”
“When I get home, I find my wife in bed with the gardener. 
I leave home, and come to this bar. 
And just when I was thinking about putting an end to my life, you show up and drink my poison.”


PARANORMAL PUB INTRODUCES ROBERT THOMAS ROTHSCHILD

GHOST HUNTER


Robert Thomas Rothschild

I am Robert Thomas Rothschild. A former machine gunner in the United States Marine Corps. I am currently a Paranormal Investigator and historian for Eastern Suffolk Paranormal, who seeks out places of urban legends, tales of terror and known locations of previous paranormal activity.


I seek to help souls who have yet to cross over with my empathic feelings.  A near death experience in 1994 led me to this field of study. I have been able to experience the pain of these lost troubled souls for many years I work to journal and capture evidence of reported Paranormal activities. No apparently disturbed dwelling it to big or too small, basements, crawlspaces and attics are my wheelhouse of expertise.

WITH TODAY'S CATASTROPHIC EVENTS - NO LUNCH TIME POLL or FISHNETS TODAY



With the catastrophic events happening today, 
Lunch Time Poll and Fishnets will not be posted.


Kindly consider taking the moments you would have spent in "carefree fun" here and offer prayers for those in need and for the safety of all those who will be working to save lives in the areas devastated. As well as for all those who wait with bated breath for word on those they love.


There is no greater gift that one can give then prayer.
Although our faiths and beliefs here at DRL vary - we offer our thoughts & prayers with the world.

BREAKING NEWS-TSUNAMI - 2:15PM EST


2:15PM Eastern Standard Time

Tsunami Risk to US should be over within the next two to five hours. 


12 Noon Eastern Standard Time
WASHINGTON STATE TO EXPECT TSUNAMI EFFECTS WITHIN THE HOUR WITH CALIFORNIA TO FOLLOW

CALIFORNIA HAS ORDERED EVACUATIONS

Lord grant your mercy, protection, courage, grace and faith!
12 Noon Eastern Standard Time
WASHINGTON STATE TO EXPECT TSUNAMI EFFECTS WITHIN THE HOUR WITH CALIFORNIA TO FOLLOW

CALIFORNIA HAS ORDERED EVACUATIONS

Lord grant your mercy, protection, courage, grace and faith!


ELECTRIC PARADES, THEY ELECTRIFY YOUR SOUL



JENN COPP


There we were in the middle of Epcot Center. Taking a break and sitting watching the kids play with hula hoops. We honed in on a man. He was watching his daughter play with a hula hoop as well. But this dad was drunk. His daughters name was also Lily. So conversation started. He looked at me and my sister and said, he just got home from Afghanistan and he was seeing his son for the first time. He was at Disney with his wife and 2 kids. He said, "It thrills me that people can be this happy, but for him it is hard to understand. I bury a friend every time I go back".

BREAKING NEWS-TSUNAMI - Revised 9:20AM EST

9:20am Eastern Standard Time
US MAINLAND COAST IS EXPECTED TO BE HIT WITH WAVE EFFECTS THIS COMING HOUR.
California is under Tsunami Advisory...
Northern California is under Tsunami warning.
Lord grant your protection, courage, grace and faith!

PARANORMAL PUB


THE GHOSTS OF ST. AUGUSTINE
Marion Pellicano Ambrose

As an Assistant Principal, I took our students on many fun and educational field trips, but by far the best was the 4th grade and the 8th grade trips to Saint Augustine! Teaching is my love but teaching Florida History is my passion! When my kids went to the Ancient City, they knew all about Ponce de Leon, Menendez, the different Native Floridian tribes, the battles, the Spanish, French, American (Union and Confederate) rule of Florida, and even pirate history! They knew the Florida timeline right up to the present day and remembered and shared so much on our trip that their parents were amazed.
How, you ask, was I able to accomplish such a feat of excellence in teaching? The answer is……. Ghosts! That’s right, ghosts!

BREAKING NEWS


Japan has been rocked by the biggest earthquake to hit the country. At this time the West Coast of the United States and Hawaii are under a Tsunami watch.....please take proper precautions if you are in the areas involved.


Others hanging at the lounge, please join DRL with thoughts and prayers for all those in need.  

SOUL FOOD

Barbara Ward-Finneran



Determination lives within us. To aspire to your dreams you must foster and nurture it. Daring to keep going when it seems impossible or pointless.


A collection of challenges and failures are often what creates the greatest successes! 


Keep the promises that you make to yourself!


Photo Courtesy of Barbara Ward-Finneran and Drawn 2 Designs, LLC
All Rights Reserved

Thursday, March 10, 2011

WHAT'S SO COMPLICATED?!


Ms. Jillian B. Hart

What’s been shakin’ since I started hanging at the lounge have been lots of requests for a Q&A forum.  To which I am both bemused and humbled as I feel my prose take straight forward common sense approach to life with your mate.  
It seems simple to me to do what you need to do to gain a desired outcome - whether for inane every day activities - or goals and dreams.  

First off - I will state that I am not a doctor or professional of any sort in the field of therapy or related “muses”, but rather have been accused most of my life of being intuitive to relationship and life issues.  My remarks are opinion and observation based and laced with emotion from the heart.  
So lets start with the simple.  Mar & Venus in the bedroom was the hot topic at the lounge some posts back.  The inquiries posed to me recently will be addressed, by combining the main objectives into one generalized question, “How do I get my husband to help and pay more attention to my needs?” 
If the difference are so apparent and are recognized, why fight so hard against what you already know?! 

WANNA LAUGH?!?! ...The Late Show - Rated M for Mature





TONY WALKER



It's Thursday! Ladies night!

Superman wants to go out, find some women, & have some fun.

He calls Batman. "Hey Bruce! It's Clark. 
What are you up to? Let's go have some fun," He says.

"No good," says Batman, 
"Robin & I are working on a big case. 
Too busy tonight. Sorry."

Disgusted, Superman tries another friend.
"Aquaman! It's Clark. Wanna have some fun tonight?"