Cat-sitting

As you may have figured out, I love watching my aunt Linda and Uncle Geoff’s cats when they are away. They are adorable and loved to be pet! But, they also like to get into everything too. However, I have to say that they were very good this time around minus Whitney hissing at Maggie.

So, I would like to share with you some photos that I took of the little ones. Whitney is the one with the white paws, and Maggie is the other one lol.

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God’s creations

Here we are again folks! I took some pretty awesome scenic photos again with my Iphone. Man I love this camera! Doesn’t it take pretty pictures?

Now, for some beautiful sunset photos. These were taken at the town docks where I live. The sunset was so beautiful, that I had to stop my car & take some photos.

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And now, these photos were taken from my best friend’s block. Check out the view of the NYC skyline.

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These next two photos were taken tonight while I was leaving work. It was overcast and we had a sun shower. I just loved the way the sky looked and couldn’t resist taking these photos.

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And last, but certainly not least, my favorite picture of all:

God’s Thumbnail, also known as tonight’s moon:

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There you have it folks! I hope you enjoyed these photos as much as I did! 🙂

Tell Me Something Tuesday #4.

Welcome to another episode of Tell Me Something Tuesday, a meme hosted by Cambria Hebert.  In this meme, she asks us a question, and we tell her our answers. There is no right or wrong way to answer, so just have fun!  If you want to participate, go to Cambria’s blog and link up.

Last week I was way off in the number of TMST’s I’ve participated in. Apparently, I’ve only played in it 3 times O.o Well, that’s going to change! This is an incredibly fun meme, and it makes me think 🙂

This week, Cambria asked us:

If you could meet anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why?

Like everyone else, I had a hard time coming up with an answer to this question.  There are soooo many people that I want to meet, so I’ve narrowed it down.  Are you ready for my answer?

I chose my great, great, great uncle, President Tomas Garrigue Masaryk.  He was the first President of the Czech Republic, and was very well respected and liked.  I am honestly so proud and honored to be related to him! His brother, Martin, was my great, great, great grandfather. It took A LOT of genealogy research to find this out.  I was able to figure out my dad’s grandparents and traced back from there.  I found some family on Facebook (long live Facebook!), and connected the dots. I also joined ancestry.com and that was how I found out that Tomas had brothers.

Fun story: When my aunt Linda and I toured Prague and Moravia last September, T.G. Masaryk was talked about on every single tour we were on (or just about). It was so cool to learn about my family in that way. On one of the Jewish tours we went on, our tour guide actually bowed to us! It was seriously WEIRD!

To learn more about my AWESOME great, great, great uncle, go to this wikipedia article.

Now, enjoy some of these beautiful pictures from Prague, the city with which T.G. Masaryk ruled from!

That view was taken from the world’s largest castle in Prague.  I can’t believe he lived there at one point! (btw, the castle is listed in the Guinness book of world records.)

Another view from the same castle! Gorgeous, right?

The old President’s suite.  No one lives there any more sadly 😦 some view though, right?

The Catholic Cathedral on the castle grounds. It’s one of the only cathedrals that still holds mass.

This walk way was so small, that it needed a crossing signal LOL.

The view from the Charles Bridge.

Prague was full of statues like these. I was absolutely shocked and stunned to see them.  You wouldn’t find anything like that here in the US, would you?

the Prague Astrology clock.  This clock chimes once an hour, and there’s a little show.  I have it captured on video I think.  If I can find a good version, I will post a story about it with the video in a separate blog post.  This was the coolest thing ever!

And, Prague at night.  See that orb? I think I caught a ghost 🙂

There you have it folks, my Tell Me Something Tuesday post. I hope you enjoyed it!

New Release: Between (Heven & Hell # 1.5) by Cambria Hebert. (and giveaway!)

I’M SO EXCITED AND I JUST CAN’T HIDE IT! At midnight tonight, Cambria Hebert’s novella, Between releases!  For those of you who don’t know, Between, is the latest release in the Heven and Hell series, a new YA/Fantasy saga that is taking the world by storm!  I am happy to share publishers with this super talented author.  Not only is she talented, but she is super nice too!

At the end of this post is a giveaway of Between, a novella that takes place Between Masquerade (Heven & Hell #1) and Charade (Heven & Hell #2…not released yet).

For those of you who have been following my blog the last few weeks, you may have noticed that I’ve been participating in the Masquerade Read-along.  It’s a lot of fun, and a great way to meet other bloggers and make new friends.

To get to know Cambria and her books, click on the images below to get to her Goodreads page.

Be sure to stop by Cambria’s facebook fanpage tomorrow for up-to-the-minute release info and giveaway info!  She’s giving away lots of fun goodies!  BUT, be sure to read to the very end of this blog post for a very special giveaway 🙂

Now, if you’ve never read any of Cambria’s books Before (hehe, see what I did there? ;)), then hop to it!  Trust me, you won’t regret picking up her books.  What? My telling you to simply buy it isn’t good enough? How about I leave you with some reviews and a couple of trailers then?

My Review of Before (takes you to my other blog)

My Review of Masquerade

Cambria’s trailers:

(she made them herself)

Before:

Masquerade:

Between:

And last, but certainly not least, Charade:

NOW, THE GIVEAWAY:

To enter for a chance to win a copy of Between, please leave me a fun comment along with your email written as follows: youremail(at)gmail(dot)com.  This will keep the spambots away.  And remember, the more creative and interesting the comment, the higher the chance you have at winning a copy of Between. You have until 11:59 eastern standard time on April 20th, 2012 to enter.  A winner will be announced sometime on Saturday.

STALK…er….FOLLOW CAMBRIA:

Her website/blog: http://www.cambriahebert.com

Her facebook fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cambria-Hebert/128278117253138

Her Twitter Handle: @cambriahebert

Before I forget, I am also going to be hosting Cambria on her tour for Charade, which is due to release on May 18th. She will be gracing us with her presence on June 10.

Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to enter Cambria’s giveaway right here on my blog 🙂