Saturday, November 10, 2012

Just Hit Send by Grasshopper

Just Hit SendJust Hit Send by Grasshopper
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm editing this review since I last wrote my short snippet on it because I just couldn't let it go with some words unsaid. So here it goes:

An amazing story of two boys connecting and seeing where life, even with all its ups and downs take them. Now on to the next segment... The college years. I liked how all the different characters' lives entwined as they came together. You will have moments when reading the story that will bring you to tears and both sadness and in laughter, but there's more in laughter than any other emotions. JD is the little dude to watch out for. You can find JD's story in Summerfire. Sad yet sweet all bundled in one, yet it's short.

To get the full bodied experience "snickering" Yeah I said that, of Just Hit Send, it consists of all the following:

Just Hit 'Send' - The High School Years
Just Hit 'Send' - The College Years
Just Hit 'Send' - The Interim Years
Just Hit 'Send' - The Happy Years

Then go to read Summerfire about JD.

I wish this story didn't end, but as all stories do so did this one.

The author, Grasshopper brings you so much interest in joy in his writings that I'm looking forward to reading more from this author. My eyes were truly open to so many emotions.

Two thumbs up!

Here's the link to access the stories which are free online reads: http://iomfats.org/storyshelf/hosted/grasshopper/

Friday, November 9, 2012

Remembrance Day November 11th


Because I'm Canadian my blog is about Canadians with no intend to offend our neighbors in the United States of America, which I do think highly of! I am very proud of my ancestors which served in this war and stood up for our Country and what they believed in. Love you Grandad and even though you passed before I was born and I never got to know you other than your picture in your army uniform I will still miss you!
 
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians are asked to pause in memory of the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service.

Also known as Veterans Day in the U.S., Remembrance Day was first held throughout the Commonwealth in 1919. It marks the armistice to end the First World War, which came into effect at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, a year earlier. 


Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. We honour those who fought for Canada in the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945), and the Korean War (1950-1953), as well as those who have served since then. More than 1,500,000 Canadians have served our country in this way, and more than 100,000 have died. They gave their lives and their futures so that we may live in peace.





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In Flanders Fields by John McCrae and continuation by Matthew Lapierre

 
In Flanders Fields the poppies grow between the crosses
Row on row
That mark the place and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scare heard amid the guns below

We are the dead short days ago
We lived felt dawn saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved and now we lie in Flanders Fields

Take up the quarrel with the foe
To you from falling hands we throw,
The torch be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep though poppies grow in Flanders Fields

We have kept faith ye Flanders dead
Sleep well beneath those poppies red
The torch your falling hands did throw,
We've held it high before the foe,
And answered bitter blow for blow,
In Flanders Fields

And where your heroes' blood was spilled
The guns are now forever stilled,
No moaning sound of tortured pain
Only grief for the slain
In Flanders Fields
 

 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

November 6

That dreaded day is soon upon me. We admit there was a time when we couldn't get our birthday arriving soon enough. 

Like turning 13 cause you've hit puberty (a young man now) or girls 16 for their sweet 16 parties and 16 to get our driver's license (I didn't attempt mine till I was 20) or turning 19 so we can go to the clubs although... I got in at 16 already (friends in high places) :snickering: At 21 - 30 yrs old I went wild in every way possible. From alcohol to drugs to finding myself and experimenting with sex. Oh hell I lost my virginity at 16, but I'm talking threesomes, foursomes and... so on! I'm now past the age of 40 is all I'm gonna say and I'll albeit admit that I've been there and done that. If I was to die tomorrow and can honestly say that there's nothing missing I haven't done that I wanted to do. NOT saying I'm gonna die tomorrow, mind you. 

There's one thing... I didn't get a book published and I know I spoke about shutting down this blog, but I've had a viewpoint. I'm going to take that non-published book and post it in parts here starting January 1, 2013. I'm turning a new leaf on this blog. It's all M/M. I can't take complete credit for the writing of this book because I knew someone at the time who was my inspiration in writing this story and he deserves part credit in the creation of one of the characters. I will not name him, but he is always in my thoughts and I hope he's doing well and wish him well with no hard feelings just clean thoughts. Stayed tuned for that. 

Now below... see who shares my day even though :wrinkles nose: some are unsavory people.





Born on November 6th LISTS
Politician
6-Nov-1841
16-Apr-1915
US Senator from Rhode Island, 1881-1911
Criminal
6-Nov-1946
28-Apr-1976
Teenaged homosexual serial killer
Actor
6-Nov-1925

Totò the Hero
Baseball
6-Nov-1953

Candyman, MLB pitcher
Politician
6-Nov-1941

Congressman, Texas 31st
Business
6-Nov-1942

CEO of General Dynamics
Royalty
6-Nov-1661
1-Nov-1700
King of Spain, 1665-1700
Playwright
6-Nov-1671
11-Dec-1757
Apology
Country Musician
6-Nov-1941

Old No. 1
Journalist
6-Nov-1954

The Crier Report on Fox
Novelist
6-Nov-1952

The Hours
Actor
6-Nov-1949
8-Sep-1991
Midnight Express
Politician
6-Nov-1959

Congressman from Tennessee, 2007-09
Football
6-Nov-1946

Former owner, San Francisco 49ers
Actor
6-Nov-1966

Officer Penhall on 21 Jump Street
Educator
6-Nov-1964

US Secretary of Education
Criminal
6-Nov-1956

Child murderer
Scholar
6-Nov-1807
26-Feb-1862
Classical scholar of Greek
Actor
6-Nov-1946

Steel Magnolias
Relative
6-Nov-1953
27-Jun-1987
Larry Flynt's dead wife
Business
6-Nov-1893
26-May-1943
President of Ford, 1919-43
Musician
6-Nov-1948

Lead vocals and guitar, Eagles
Politician
6-Nov-1869
18-Dec-1933
Governor of Missouri, 1917-21
Politician
6-Nov-1905
29-Aug-1984
Founder of the Kataeb/Phalange
Guitarist
6-Nov-1966

Ex-Guitarist for Mr. Big
Musician
6-Nov-1964

Bad Religion frontman
Government
6-Nov-1861
26-Feb-1933
US Attorney General, 1914-19
Politician
6-Nov-1923

US Senator from Michigan, 1966-79
Musician
6-Nov-1948

The voice of Brasil '66
Actor
6-Nov-1914
3-Nov-2002
Dr. Zachary Smith on Lost in Space
Actor
6-Nov-1949

Chariots of Fire
Actor
6-Nov-1970

Dead Poets Society
Tennis
6-Nov-1987

Winner, 2008 French Open
Baseball
6-Nov-1887
10-Dec-1946
American League MVP in 1913 and 1924
Actor
6-Nov-1953

Alas Smith & Jones
Author
6-Nov-1921
9-May-1977
From Here to Eternity
Songwriter
6-Nov-1886
8-Oct-1941
Ain't We Got Fun?
Actor
6-Nov-1960

James at 15
Business
6-Nov-1957

President and COO of Alcoa
Actor
6-Nov-1899
25-May-2000
Pandora's Box
Actor
6-Nov-1978

Crossroads
Business
6-Nov-1962

CEO of MySQL
Economist
6-Nov-1930

Council of Economic Advisers, 1985-89
Paleontologist
6-Nov-1951

Evolutionary paleobiologist
Politician
6-Nov-1945

Congressman from New York, 1983-93
Novelist
6-Nov-1880
15-Apr-1942
Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften
Basketball
6-Nov-1861
28-Nov-1939
Inventor of Basketball
Politician
6-Nov-1956

Sought Elizabeth Dole's Senate seat in 2008
Actor
6-Nov-1972

The Truth About Charlie
Film Director
6-Nov-1931

Primary Colors
Basketball
6-Nov-1979

L.A. Clippers forward
Golf
6-Nov-1959

Winner, 1995 US Open
Politician
6-Nov-1913
16-Sep-2007
Governor of Utah, 1965-77
Model
6-Nov-1972

Swimsuit supermodel
Publisher
6-Nov-1892
6-Dec-1951
Founder of The New Yorker
Actor
6-Nov-1904
23-Apr-1983
The Fighting Sullivans
Actor
6-Nov-1968

Megan Mancini on Melrose Place
Musician
6-Nov-1941
18-Nov-1999
Sir Douglas Quintet
Politician
6-Nov-1870
2-Feb-1963
High Commissioner of Palestine, 1920-25
Actor
6-Nov-1967
18-Jul-1989
Actress murdered by stalker
Inventor
6-Nov-1771
26-Feb-1834
Inventor of lithography
Government
6-Nov-1971

Senor Strategies LLC
Actor
6-Nov-1947

Abby Grant on Survivors
Journalist
6-Nov-1955

Married to Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor
6-Nov-1957

Footloose
Composer
6-Nov-1854
6-Mar-1932
Stars and Stripes Forever
Politician
6-Nov-1906
13-Mar-1990
Former UK Foreign Secretary
Actor
6-Nov-1988

Superbad
Military
6-Nov-1976
22-Apr-2004
NFL player turned Army Ranger
Politician
6-Nov-1894
11-Jun-1973
Governor of Oklahoma, 1947-51
Film Director
6-Nov-1953

Tremors
Actor
6-Nov-1903
31-Oct-1935
Heroes for Sale
Politician
6-Nov-1917

Governor of Indiana, 1969-73
Diplomat
6-Nov-1949

Ambassador to Gabon, Valerie Plame's husband
Politician
6-Nov-1949

Lt. Governor of Alabama, 1999-2003
Business
6-Nov-1968

Co-Founder of Yahoo
Diplomat
6-Nov-1907
21-May-1981
US Ambassador to the UN, 1969-71
Musician
6-Nov-1962

Blood on the Saddle vocalist, former Bangle