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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Friday Shoot-Outs - My Town Architecture

TGIF and time for our weekly gang project. If you are a new member or a first time shooter, welcome....we're all so happy to have you participating in our project.

Jen chose architecture as this weeks subject. I've chosen a hodgepodge of things that involve architecture Of some form. I used a lot of old buildings, houses and barns as my interpretation for this week. For some reason old places always pique my interest. I wonder about their history and what has taken place in these buildings in years gone by. Gigi has chosen next weeks theme and I've listed it at the bottom. You know guys, I think we're doing far more than merely taking pictures in our "Friday Shoot-Outs........we're recording the life of our cities in photographs.......

"I believe man must be free, both in spirit and society, that he must build strenght into himself, affirming the 'enourmous beauty of the world' and acquiring the confidence to see and to expree his vision. And I believe in photography as one means of expressing this affirmation, and of achieving an ultimate happiness and faith" ~~~~ANSEL ADAMS































Darling gigi@afterthoughts has chosen next weeks theme to be gardens. That will be a beautiful subject as well. So far everyone has chosen great subjects and we are so happy that so many new member's have joined our gang.

"Whether you want it to or not, a photo reproduces an atmosphere" ~~Edouard Boubat


Steady On
Reggie Girl

She-Ro's, Gigi's and English to English

I have a weekly She-Ro!! This is Ms. Laraine a super sweet lady whom I've grown to love dearly. She always has a smile on her face and kind words of wisdom to share when I see her every week. Ms. Laraine is walking in the Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society this Friday. As you all know, cancer has touched my life. Actually in several says. My Grandmother and my Great-grandmother both died of breast cancer and I've had my own little run in with it of late. People like Ms. Laraine help to raise money for research for the cure. Walk on Ms. Laraine, you inspire me. I'm absolutely certain that God put you in my life at the time He did for a reason.


I'd like to give a big ole Southern Shout-Out to my good friend GingerV. Thank you so very much for the breathtaking 8x10's you sent me of native flowers and mountain views in Brasil!! They are so beautiful and I've framed them all and they are now hanging in my office over my computer for inspiration. I think of you everytime I see them. You're a doll................

We seem to be having a couple of translation problems in our kitchen lately. As you know, Prince in from London and sometimes he uses a few words when he's helping me cater that make me say "Huh"??. Me? I like to be a southern individualist and sometimes don't get all that fancy lingo..............

Cling Wrap = Saran Wrap
Decant = Put it in another bowl
Bacon = Ham (he means what I call Canadian Bacon)
Bacon Rasher = Slice of Bacon
Tart plate = pie pan
Capsicum = A green or red bell pepper (what??????)
Tin of tuna = A can of tuna
School Prawns = shrimp (again......HUH????)

Anyway, we muddle through and one day I'll learn to talk Prince real good......


I put the names in a hat for a fair pick at who gets to name next weeks subject for "Friday Shoot-Outs" and my baby Ellie picked for me..........


And the winner is gigi @afterthoughts!!!!! YAY!!! Okay Miss gigi just pick any subject you'd like but please bear in mind that it needs to be something that is easily do-able by everyone. A subject that everyone has around them in their town and leave me a comment so I can post it and then you please post it as well. Also if you don't mind please let GingerV and Gordon know because they are always so kind as to keep running lists for the gang. Today or tomorrow at the Shoot-Out will be fine. I can't wait to see what you come up with. This is your pick so do us proud girl.
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I hope everyone is ready for tomorrow's "Friday Shoot-Out". The subject picked by the lovely Jen is architecture........anything and everything to do with it and your interpretation of what it is to you. I can't wait to see every ones snapshots.

Hope everyone has a wicked Thursday............

**"Thursday's child has far to go"**


Steady On
Reggie Girl

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wacky Wednesdays Are For The Birds!



I certainly can't take credit for this awesome picture though I wish that I could. A girlfriend sent it to me and isn't it cool?

I've been so slammed in my catering business that this is all I've got today. Hey, I'm not complaining. I couldn't ask for more!! I love to stay busy and of course the payola is a huge plus.

But, I do make my own bird food because I love to see my feathered friends all around my yard. This recipe is so easy and makes quite a bit so it lasts for awhile. We have many birdhouses and feeders around our yard. We've been spying nests being made and getting ready for eggs and courting dances of male birds trying to impress the ladies with their mating rituals. Boy, they really put themselves out there sometimes, don't they? Of course, most of the ladies play it coy, cool and hard to get!
Try this wonderful wild bird food...........the birds around your house will love it!!


****2 pounds lard, 2 cups flour
36 oz jar peanut butter, 2 cups cornmeal
8 cups wild bird seed mix

Melt ingredients together. Once it's cool but still liquid, pour into loaf pan lined with plastic wrap. Leave enough plastic wrap around the edges to fold back on itself. When it's solid, put it in the freezer to use as needed. I just peel back the plastic wrap, cut off a piece and put into mesh bags or wire feeders. Sit back and watch the rainbow of colors that will flock to your bird feeders for this tasty treat.


The beautiful birds that will visit for this treat will brighten your day with their brilliant colors and thrilling song. Sometimes the singing around here sounds like a musical festival and I love being enveloped in the birds' uplifting melodies.


******"Birds fly over the rainbow why oh why can't I"*******
~~~~~Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz~~~~~


Steady On
Reggie Girl

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tuesdays Touring Newnan - City Of Homes

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This Tuesday I'd like to introduce you to the people who make everything happen in Newnan. I was invited down to the Employee Appreciation Luncheon given by City Hall to recognize all the hard work that makes our town run so smoothly. The officials were having a big cookout with all the trimmings!! The City of Newnan always recognizes and encourages an atmosphere of community amongst our town's people who always work so hard to make our fair city a better place to live and work. They treat each and every individual in our town like family which makes Newnan, Georgia the best place on earth to live........this is God's Country!!

Come on, let's go............****(NOTE - Please click on the first couple of pictures to see them.....my blogger power had a little uploading "issue" this morning)******................


I met my hostess for the day, Linda, at the Office of Business Development and Main Street to stroll on over to the cook-out.............




The city employees enjoying their lunch. All the policemen, firemen, every worker of every department was invited...........


This is sweet Ms. Tracy Dunnavant our City Planner..........


The beautiful Ms. Ellen Crawford from our Building Department........


Mike Furbush of the City Of Newnan Beautification Department......he makes sure our town looks beautiful all of the time...........


Cleatus Phillips, Director of Community Development was grilling a few burgers.......


Jimmy Hemming of the Cemetary Department. He makes sure our historic cemetaries in town look fabulous every day............


No cookout around here would be complete without a nice big bowl of peach cobbler!! This stuff was amazing.......I think I ate TWO bowls...........


This is Bob Coggin one of our City Councilmen and our Chief of Police Buster Meadows. They were telling me that they grew up together and have known each other all of their lives. I go to church with Buster and work on our churche's transportation committee with him. He makes things happen at our church as well as in our fair city. He's a super nice guy and hey, it always pays to know the Chief of Police, lol...........


This is George Alexander, another of our City Councilmen........


This is our wonderful mayor Keith Brady doing a little grill time. You hear nothing but good things about our mayor and he's loved by everyone...........


This is Mr. Hank from the City Of Newnan shop. He helped me move a couple of things that I was trying to move by myself. Who says there aren't many gentlemen left?? In my town, chivalry lives........Thanks Hank!!...........


I had a wonderful time at the Employee Appreciation Cookout. I knew so many people there and met some new people who were all so friendly, welcoming and of course super nice. I hope I get invited next year (hint, hint Linda) so I can meet more of the people who make Newnan the beautiful and special place that it is..........it's like one big family. Come on down and visit us sometime. We'll roll out the red carpet for you and treat you like family as well. Heck, we might even make you some peach cobbler.


*****"My hometown......this is my hometown" ~~~Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen~~~*****


Steady On
Reggie Girl

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wild Game Cook-Offs and Crazy in Alabama

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Okay, Saturday Prince and I drive to Alabama for the annual Stockton Civic Club's Annual Wild Game Cook-Off. We have no clue what's in store but Big Bro and Gypsy Sista need Prince to be a judge. We love to spend a weekend with them so, we're off!!!!!!

The Stockton Water Tower and the sign outside the community center........


This is Prince and Gregory from Overseas Hardwood sampling something called Safari Surprise (they said it was really good....I personally don't eat anything with "surprise" being in the name. You know what I mean???)........


Prince, me and Big Bro sitting outside at the live auction. Prince bought me a gift bag from Dillards for the amazing price of $17.50. It had a 2.5 oz bottle of Dolce and Gabanna perfume, a 2 oz bottle of Lovely be Sarah Jessica Parker and a bottle Jennifer Lopez's new fragrance body lotion. Quite the haul don't you think? I'll bet those other ladies are kicking themselves now because you couldn't see what was inside the gift bag..........


The "Swamp Chili" table. Prince said that was really good stuff.........


These ladies had something going called "Gobbler Gravy".........


Elk Sausage and River Pilaf...........


Prince showing off a little Cajun Deep Fried Pork Tenderloin. I tasted that and it was out of this world awesome.............


This is my Big Bro. He won his category for the 3rd year running!! He's quite the cook but I told his next year Lil Sis is throwing her hat in the ring and the heat is on...............


The also had a car show and Prince was taken with this old Gazelle........


Gypsy Sista and I about to run off and pull a Thelma and Louise in this red Cobra.....


Prince getting a little wild by the 77 Barracuda. You know what they say about those men from Europe (AND their right, lol)............


We had a wonderful weekend. We always have the best time together. We always have, but when I found out I was sick, there's nothing that we don't just go for anymore. We jump at anything and everything that we think will bring us joy and laughter and we live our lives with passion and pursue happiness each and every day. We L~I~V~E while we are alive!!


******"Life without passion is unforgivable"******
~~~~~Sean John Combs~~~~~


Steady On
Reggie Girl

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