I’m not dead… Thursday, Apr 17 2008 

Sorry I haven’t been around.  School is really hectic this time of year.  Add to that the three kids, four cats, two dogs, National Poetry Month :D, gearing up for the Writing Project this summer, and- oh I don’t know- trying to sleep… and blogging has taken a bit of a back seat.  Plus, there’s that little addiction I have to PackRat on facebook LOL

Miss you all, I’ll be back in June in full force!


Mimi’s Message in a Bottle Meme Saturday, Mar 1 2008 


YAY, I’m out of the dungeon… it was really damp in there.   

**Start Copy
Here are the rules:

You are about to send a virtual Message In a Bottle across the Blog Ocean. Leave a message in the sand or on the bottle. Write anything you wish. Be a pirate or a poet. Serious or silly. Anonymous or not.

What message would you like to send out to the universe?
Message In A Bottle Meme

1. Compose a message to place in your virtual bottle
2. Right click and Save the graphic below
3. Use a graphics program of your choice to place the message on the picture
4. Post the meme and these rules on your blog

5. Return your “Message In a Bottle” to me via email ~ mimiwrites2005 at yahoo.com, sign the Mr. Linky below and leave a comment HERE telling me you’ve finished. IF YOU WANT YOUR MESSAGE TO BE ANONYMOUS PLEASE SAY SO.
6. Tag a minimum of five people – or your entire blogroll – to do the same. Notify them of the tag.

Your virtual bottle will remain afloat in the blogosphere ocean for all blogernity (That’s a Mimism for blog + eternity.)
I will add it to the master list of message bottles. Participation is optional.

Just remember I have a dungeon…….and some of you are STILL there from the Band Meme. What am I gonna do with ya? Have fun!

I royally tag the following. You not have to be tagged to play! I will add your blog to the list when you let me know you’ve completed the meme. Check back often to copy the updated list below for maximum link love. Enjoy.

Message In A Bottle Meme Participants
1. Mimi Lenox 2. Mar 3. Hahn At Home 4. Comedy Plus 5. Carver 6. Lynt 7. Witty Writer Gal 8. Speedy Cat 9. Daisy The Curly Cat 10. http://grottynosh.wordpress.com/ 11. Misty Dawn 12. hanna 13. Mel Kaye 14. mary/the teach 15. Stacey 16. The Mama Bear – Penelope Anne 17. Crazy Working Mom 18. Mama Pajama 19. Jersey 20. Coffee2go 21. The Evil Blogger Twin 22. Pimp Your Blog 23. napaboaniya 24. Coffee Counter 25. Vixen 26. Akelamalu 27. Autumn 28. love,poetry and chat 29. DeeJay 30. Desert Songbird 31. OneLuvGurl 32. BlogBlast For Peace: The Official Site 33. Dating Profile Of The Day 34. Cookie Sushine 35. Kathi 36. Dottie 37. Travis 38. Linda 39. Idaho Daily Photo 40. Old Crone 41. AAL 42. trinity 43. hanna 44. Lesley 45. Leonard Blumfeld 46. Jamie 47. Kelly Cat’s favorite human 48. Bud at WTIT 49. Opinionated Black Woman 50. Writer Cramps 51. Just About Scrappin 52. This That And The Other Thing 53. My So Called Site 54. It’s All Good 55. Drowsey Monkey 56. gt281 57. JB’s Small World 58. Bijoux & Banter 59. Everyday Healy 60. Reba’s Run 61. Tell Me About It 62. Are We There Yet?
And Miles To Go Before We Sleep 64. Buffy 65. Rach (Heart of Rachel) 66. Monday Morning Power 67. Lunes 68. Alasandra & The Cats 69. Barbara 70. ~* ♥ Fallen Angel ♥ *~ 71. barbara in France 72. Julie’s Blog 73. Tarheel Ramblings 74. Roberta 75. deep down the heart 76. Judd at The Rising Blogger 77. Sandee 78. Hello….Is This Thing On? 79. Momto3Cubs 80. Just Write 81. Pet Monologue 82. A Simple Life 83. Life Is A Roller Coaster 84. Leaping Before I Look 85. Your Caring Angels 86. On A Limb with Claudia 87. Sarah Spelled the Right Way 88. The Backwoods Drifter 89. Rose’ World 90. Jo Beaufoix 91. Another Desert Rat 92. Caught In The Stream 93. Anyhow Blogs 94. Dixie’s Heart and Soul 95. Wonderland Or Not 96. Marie Millard 97. Asara’s Mental Meanderings 98. That Grrrrl 99. In Search of Life 100. Mimi Lenox 101. Laketrees 102.Amel’s Realm 103. Clumsy Mommy 104. What She Said Too 105. Maryannaville 106. Odat’s Mumblings 107. Much Of A Muchness 108. Late Bloomer Boomer 109. Mighty Mom 110. Blue Dreamer’s Top Five 111. california is a recipe for a black hole 112. Balitang Kalye 113. Twisted Sister 114. Life and Adventure 115. PinayMama’s Diary 116. Amazing Life 117. Terri Terri Quite Contrary 118. Run Away Thoughts of EMZ 119. Points of View 120. Filipina In Hawaii 121. BryningBunny’s Challenge Page 122. Modern Musings 123. Sacred Ruminations 124. O’Ceallaigh & The Quill 125. Leaf Float Down River 126. Expressions and Thoughts 127. Chanel’s Journey 128. Mickey’s Musings 129. Castle of Nannbugg 130. ….on the Wall 131. Nyumix’s Blog 132. ValleyGirl 133. Bits and Pieces 134. Apples of The Eyes 135. Trav’s Thoughts 136.

I tag these Bloggers (still in the dungeon……..) Bond’s Big Leather, Hammer , Julie’s Jewels and Junque , Lyn’s’ Last Minute Life , Gill’s Jottings, 1 Million Love Messages, A Word In Edgewise, Airhead55, Turnbaby, Anndi’s Luggage, Anyhow Blogs, Asara’s Mental Meanderings, Matt-Man, Colloquium, Diary of A Heretic, Dixie’s Heart and Soul, Dr. Anonymous, Frank’s Honk ‘n Hollr, Friday Night Fish Fry, Happy Tiler, Here Comes A Storm, I Am Woman, See Me Blog! It’s a Blog Eat Blog World, Julie Pippert, Late Bloomer Boomer, Meowers From Missouri, Miss Maggie Moo Talks 2 U, Empress Bee, My Life Is Murphy’s Law, My View Of It, Nick’s Bytes, Nola Dawn, Odat Mumbles, Olga The Traveling Bra, Queenie’s Random Ramblings, Screw Perfection, The Starr Ann Chronicles, Wading Through My Stream of Consciousness, Wonderland Or Not

I tag anyone in my blogroll who hasn’t done this yet!

Obama in NOLA, 2/7/08 Friday, Feb 8 2008 

Barack Obama in New Orleans, LA

Obama: Rebuilding New Orleans, Two Years Later

Yes, we CAN. Monday, Feb 4 2008 

Because of Mardi Gras NOLA isn’t in on the Super Tuesday action. Of course that isn’t going to stop me from chiming in…. By the time I get to vote on Saturday a decision may already be made (which really sucks) but stop by and see this awesome video and hear these awesome words.


No Autographs Please… The Band Meme Sunday, Jan 13 2008 

So Mimi (the Meme Queen) tagged me for this fun one:

The Band Meme

Here’s how it goes… You’re about to have your very own CD cover! Follow these directions to the letter. It’s fun and requires not thought at all. Go to….

The first article title on the page is the name of your band.
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the result as a comment in this post. Also, pass it along in your own journal because it’s more amusing that way.

My results!

I don’t have a graphics program currently 😦 I know– don’t cry for me…But, here are my items! My album cover:


Band name:Information Quality

Album Title:Good Deal of Experience


Edited**** So, Mimi rocks!!! (and rightly she should for a band meme 😀 )  She made this for me!!  Isn’t it wonderful?



If you’re in my blogroll, tag yourself!Happy Sunday!

It’s almost Mardi Gras Biotches!! Saturday, Jan 5 2008 

Mardi Gras World Mambo

It’s coming!!! Who’s coming to see me?

Could you hear me screaming???? Friday, Dec 28 2007 

ARGH!!! I was without internet for TWO FREAKING WEEKS! To top it off… the week before school let out, I couldn’t do most of the things I would like to do besides checking my email at school because we have this really great filtering program.  Yay for the kids, boo hiss for me.  Yes, I’m alive to tell about it, but not much better for it. I was crippled. I didn’t know how to check the weather, for a phone number, my bank balance… and I was having serious blog/facebook/myspace withdrawals! Those are the setbacks of having a small town cable company, they couldn’t get out to us until the day AFTER Christmas. And then the weather was bad, so it got pushed back by two days. Now I’m ready to just take a nap.

Merry Christmas to all my blogging buddies, sorry I missed you all.

I’m apparently NUTTY! Sunday, Dec 9 2007 

So, the great Steven honored me with this lovely award!


I guess I should thank my parents, after all they are the reason I am who I am… and then there’s those pesky kids… and the 40 kids I teach…. and this city that is still wallowing.  HEY!  I have valid reasons, yay!  Thanks Steven, muah!

If you’re on my Places to Visit blogroll, then you’re probably nutty like me (or I wouldn’t like you so much!) so consider yourself tagged!

Shopping at the Wren’s Nest! Thursday, Nov 29 2007 

Stop by and pick up some really awesome Christmas/Hanukkah/Holiday gifts!! I’ve been eying some stuff up and there’s a shipping special right now~ Place an order with standard shipping and get upgraded to priority!

Check it out~


The Mo Show~ Page Rank Tuesday, Nov 27 2007 

This week’s Mo Show:

Page Rank: The Good, The Bad, And The UGLY

with special co-host Janna from

The Jannaverse

Many bloggers have been negatively impacted by Google Page Rank recently.

This week’s show will be a forum to discuss Page Rank

and it’s importance to our blogs.

Tune in Wednesday the 28th @ 7pm EST to The Mo Show

on BlogTalkRadio

(This week’s graphic was created by Jannagraphics)

Wordless Wednesday #21- No TV for you!! Tuesday, Nov 27 2007 

TV?? No TV for you! Not while cats are around!!

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View more WW participants!

Manic Monday- Rank Sunday, Nov 25 2007 

Manic Monday



When I think of rank while blogging of course the fact that my Google Page Rank has dropped from 4 to 2 in a week and that my Technorati Rank has dropped from the 200s to 38 in the last month are in the forefront… but I’ll leave that to Mo to talk about on The Mo Show this week.

Instead I’ll discuss interesting rank orders for my beloved city of NOLA 😀

Visit Mo for more Manic Monday info!

 Header created by Janna!



Award Season Saturday, Nov 24 2007 

I’ve been seriously slacking in the posting of my recent awards and nominating others… Bad NOLA!!

SIX Awards compliments of dear Sandee at Comedy Plus:


1. (I cannot get the beautiful picture to stay… argh!)

The Color of Friendship Award



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Mel over at Monday Morning Power created a new award called Winning Attitude Award. How cool is that. This award ia all about having a winning attitude and here is what Mel had to say:

This award seems like a natural given what my site is all about. This award is based on positive thinking and is meant for those blogs who base their existence, in part or in whole, on Positive Winning Attitudes.

There are two ways to post this award on your site; the award only or the code and award. To get your preference go HERE. Remember, the creator of this award is Mel and a link back to his blog post is in order.

3. Trista at The Pumpkin Patch created this award in honor of the Halloween season.

Here’s Trista’s rules:

  1. Once you’ve been awarded the Sweet Treat Award, make a post and award it to 3 bloggers who you deem “One Sweet Treat to Read” everyday.
  2. Make sure you inform those who you awarded that they have won!
  3. Grab the button and proudly display it in your sidebar for all your old/new readers to see!


Colin over at Life, created a new award called the Best Blogging Buddies award.

Here’s what Colin had to say about this award:

Having received many awards I have decided that it was time I created one for ALL my Blogging Buddies. You are ALL awesome and contribute to the wonderful global communities that we have all created. Thank you

Feel free to pass this along, all Colin asks is that all recipients link back to his site as the original point of reference.




 Sandee and Bridget at And Miles to Go…

 both awarded me with this lovely award:

(another one that won’t stick)

The I’ve Got a Friend in You Award

So, I award these to my wonderful blogging friends:

Pick up your award and show it proudly!!




Cool new site… Friday, Nov 23 2007 

FreeRice is a site where you can play a vocabulary game to boost your verbal skills and feed hungry people at the same time. How awesome is that? I have to admit, it’s quite addictive.

Free Rice


Heeheehee My Obituary… Friday, Nov 23 2007 

‘What will your obituary say?’ at QuizGalaxy.com

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