Friday, April 27, 2012

News Release
For Immediate Release
April 27, 2012

For Family Fun & a Hot Time
The 6th annual Pinellas Pepper Fest will be held on June 2 & 3  
The England Brother’s Bandshell Park
5010 81st avenue north, Pinellas Park. There will be hot & spicy foods to sample and purchase.
$2.00 admission, kids 12 & under free
Hot Sauces! Pepper Plants! BBQ! Salsa! Spices!
Saturday - Pepper Eating Contest, Amateur Hot Sauce Contest Sunday – Favorite Vendor Competition, Amateur Salsa Contest Live Bands - GREENSVILLE MAYHEM on Saturday and The PUB ROCKERS on Sunday. There will be a Charity Food Fight at 1PM Both Days, consisting of 3 minutes of pure food fight fun. $10.00 entry donation.
All proceeds to benefit SUNCOAST HOSPICE
For More Information Contact
Pinellas Pepper Fest   P.O. Box 1691   Pinellas Park, FL 33780
727-423-8433 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            727-423-8433      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


As I breath in the cool, crisp, morning air I reflect on how fortunate I am. I am where I belong, and I am truly thankful. It's just a small bistro table on the pavement by the door, surrounded by a neglected garden, but morning coffee in the yard is a blessing in itself. The sky is the color of a Tiffany box, and it peeks from behind the kudzu as the gulf breeze gently blows. The Spanish moss hangs heavy in the oaks from the early morning thunderstorm.The geckos play in the overgrown pansies like elusive little fairies, as the dog settles in at my feet. I sip my coffee slowly, and take it all in. "God is in his heaven and all is right with the world." Job interview today, second interview for a dog trainer position. Think positive ...the job is mine... they'll love me as much as I love dogs...What do you do for a living?  I am a dog trainer.  Dog Trainer / Student / Hypnotherapist / Blogger ?! Animal Trainer... I train dogs... I train animals, I'm a dog trainer. Yeah, I'm an animal trainer.  
Things to do today:

  1.  Interview at 1
  2.  buy postcards & stamps
  3.  find the box with my script notebook
  4.  pick up Liv from Science Club at 4
  5.  make spaghetti
  6.  finish schoolwork (at least the overdue assignments)  

COFFEE CUP IS EMPTY - MUST REFILL...move to top of list

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Object Assignment

My webcam sits patiently atop my monitor like a one-eyed alien, waiting to be called for service. I affectionately call him Cam, and do not ask much of him. Perhaps he would have more assignments if only the quality of his work was higher. So, he sits, watching; waiting; wanting to send what he sees, but loyally keeping my secrets. They just don't make gadgets like Cam anymore. He's never failed me, but he's old and can't keep up with the speed of data. Perhaps I'll recruit a new, faster, webcam. I'll call him Snap, and I'll introduce him to Cam so they can be friends. Cam has been looking forward to retirement, so he'll step aside gracefully and let Snap take over. He will refer to Snap as a "young whipper-snapper" and marvel over his pixels. He'll talk of days gone by when cameras dreamed of having half that many, and reminisce about how it was before Skype. He'll say, "Those were the days when the software was simple". Snap no doubt will be eager to get started, so I'll plug him in, but I won't put Cam away, yet. He'll remain sitting atop my monitor, watching; waiting for the day when Snap doesn't want to work. We know it will come, because they just don't make gadgets like Cam anymore.