Friday, April 29, 2011


For a change of pace instead of writing a blog based on a word, this blog post will focus on the year 1979.

I was 19 in '79 and was enjoying life. I was crazy into music - so the bul of this blog post will revolve around music.

I'd get together with a small group of friends and drive to L.A. and do some record shopping. L.A. had the best used records store and I usually always found some great deals.

One of my best deals was buying a box full of 45's (must have been about 200 in the box) for just $5.00. I ended up discovering a few great bands that I would not have discovered had I not purchased that box.

I used to wear OP brand clothes...

The Police was my favorite band in 1979 - along with Talking Heads.

I watched the movie Kramer vs. Kramer with some friends. it was not my movie choice. I went into the movie with a negative attitude about it. I was certain I wouldn't care for the movie. I was wrong. I ended up liking the movie quite a bit and considered it a favorite for a very long time.

I truly enjoyed the electronic rhythms of Gary Numan.

I must have watched the rockumentary film "The Kids Are Alright" (about the rock band The Who) at least half a dozen times at the midnight movie. Rocky Horror Picture Show was another midnight movie favorite.

Debbie Harry (Blondie) was about the most interesting female vocalist on the music scene in 1979.

I watched a good amount of movies in 1979 and there were quite a few which were excellent. Aliens, and Rocky II were a few. But the one movie that really stuck with me was Steve Martin's The Jerk. that was one outstanding film.

With both Styx and Supertramp releasing platinum certified albums 1979 was a great year for classic rock.

In 1979 I developed a penchant for the unsual...

I was 19 during the entire year of 1979 (turned 20 at the end of December 1979). It was one of the best times in my life.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Positive = Yes = Optimist = Affirmative = Fact = True = Constructive = Good = Productive = Useful = Assured

It was a work of art which contained a word of positivity which won brought John Lennon's attention to Yoko Ono. On November 9, 1966 Lennon was at a preview of Ono's art exhibit at the Indica Gallery in London. One of Ono's pieces called "Ceiling Painting" required that Lennon walk up a ladder to see the painting. when he made it up to the top of the ladder he saw the word "Yes" painted on the ceiling. Lennon found this to be such a simple yet powerfully positive message. From that time on he could not get Yoko out of his mind.

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 The plus symbol is commonly looked upon on being the "positive" sign.

The plus sign is a mathematical symbol which indicates the addition of numbers, as in 2 + 3 = 5.

The plus symbol is also used in front of a number to emphasize the positiveness of the number. This is commonly seen in book keeping ledgers and business sales reviews.

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When you are confident you're positive that you can accomplish your goals.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011


Today's word is a simple everyday word - I like simple everyday words because those can sometimes be the most complex and most diverse words.

Dig, although is really a simple word. You don't really have to dig too deep to understand the various meanings of the word.

Today, I will review the word DIG using dictionary definitions, quotes and a few images.

Definition: to break up, turn over, or remove earth, sand, etc., as with a shovel, spade, bulldozer, or claw; make an excavation.
“He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves: one for his enemy and one for himself”
Chinese proverb

“There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life that he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure”
Mark Twain

Definition: a cutting, sarcastic remark.


“My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail. I don't know what that means, but it sounds like a dig”
Steve Buscemi

  Definition: to find or discover by effort or search

“Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it”
Tori Amos

“Being in front of all these people staring at you and it helps you to dig down and become more emotional and get lost in it as you're feeding on people's energy”
Fred Durst

Definition: to like, love, or enjoy

“When I played God Bless The Queen, I was wondering if they was gonna dig us, then quite naturally I'd go on and try to get it together”
Jimi Hendrix

Definition: to understand


“Those big-shot writers could never dig the fact that there are more salted peanuts consumed than caviar”
Mickey Spillane

 Incubus - Dig (2006)



Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Tonight I am on limited time so this post will feature the word KNUCKLE in pictures.

I always wondered what a knuckle sandwich would look like. I'll take mine on rye with some melted swiss cheese.

You don't want to mess around with this kid.

Tim Wakefield throws a great knuckleball

A knuckleball is a type of pitch which when thrown does not rotate. The lack of rotation causes the ball to dip and dart as it reaches the batter.

A beef knucklebone is nice treat for your dog.

The Knucklehead is an early Harley Davidson motorcycle engine which was produced from 1936 to 1947.

Some people like to crack their knuckles.

Knuckle tattoos are extremely popular nowadays.

Brass Knuckles...

Knuckle rings are all the rage with teens and celebrities. Solange Knowles, Heidi Blum, Cher and Mary Kate Olsen all sport these gems on their knuckles.

Diamond knuckle wedding ring?

White Knuckles by Ok Go (2010)



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