Asperatus

I was up before 5 this morning, I woke up thinking it was Monday and by the time I figured it out I was wide awake!!!!!

Perfect time to spend some guilt free time on the computer, and I found an awesome site  called  INauture .  They’ve got a great Facebook page too  www.facebook.com/iinature.

These  are  Asperatus clouds, I don’t ever remember seeing this type of cloud.

If I saw these clouds above my house I think I’d poop my pants 😀 😀

They are beautiful but I find them very ominous…big word so early in the morning.

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New Zealand

Another great cloud site is www.cloudappreciationsociety

A Cuppy Cake for post Three Hundred and Ten

This is my 310th post!!

Woo Hoo! WOW! Fantastic, Super, Well done and oh so Clever  😀 😀

Ok I think I have now finished “basking in my awesomeness” to quote Papizilla

Sooo on with the POST

A friend of mine posted this on facebook for me today. It was the absolute perfect timing.  I’ve had an exceptionally long day and was quickly checking fb before bed and this is what I found……….

“Straight from me to you my sugar plum ♥”

The “sugar plum” is an inside joke which I may share with you after a glass of wine or two it’s a bit of a long silly story 😀

Enjoy!!!!!  I just love this little guy and check out his eyebrows at the end.

Segunda parte diario del sistema

Daily Prompt

Unknown Caller

 You receive a call from an unexpected person. Who is it, and what is the conversation about? Go!

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The phone starts to ring, everyone runs around in a mad panic to find the phone, finally someones found it.

“Who is it ?” I yell.

“It says unknown caller” Daughter # 2 says

“Probably just a bill collector” I say 😀 😀

Daughter #2 picks up

“MUMMY it’s for you!”

I whisper “who is it?”

“I don’t know, just take the phone” she says quickly as she goes back to her evening of Facebook , Instagram and texting….

“Hello”

“Hello Angie Grapevine”   tee hee hee

“Yes”

“This is Mr. Goodnews, I’m calling to notify you that your third cousin, twice removed on your Mothers side has passed away and has left his estate to you ”

I say “Yes” 😀

“His Estate is worth 5 million dollars”

I say “Yes” 😀

“This inheritance does come with one condition….”

I say “Yes” 😀

“You must give it all away to any organizations that you choose”…………..(Daily Prompt – Charitable)

NICE….

LA SEGUNDA PARTE

You’ve inherited $5 million, with instructions that you must give it all away — but you can choose any organizations you like to be the beneficiaries. Where does the money go?

I knew right away what I was going to do…..

Make a Wish Foundation – 1.5 million

Ontario SPCA and Humane Society -50,000

Local Food Banks – 25,000

Sick Childrens Hospital – 1.5 million

Then with 75,000

I would  give to various other charities.

And with the final 25,0000.00 I would create an organization called Greedy Grapes and move to Tuscany, Italy to make Greedy Grape wine , and live in a Villa high on a hill so I could look down on all my grapes and I would buy unicorns and plant Skittles so I could have rainbows all the time and then I would hire a tutor to teach me how to add!!

and thank my dear old third cousin twice removed on my mothers side.

😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

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El Final

New profile picture……

My younger sister has posted an updated photo of me on my fathers fb page…

I was playing around with his new IPad

face warping fun

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Here is another that she needed to share….this one is just well…I’m speechless, I’m the taller one wearing a dog dish on my head 😀

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Lose your mojo?

From time to time I’m at a loss as to what to say , I know unbelievable right?

Well it’s true 😀

writers block

So I’ve compiled a list of awesome “bloggers tools” to help you out when nothing comes to mind and a couple of my own 😀

  •  Keep a journal where you jot down every new idea you have or get.
  • Stumble Upon– use the “Discover” option to find new interests.
  • inboxq – helps you find questions people are asking on Twitter, you can work on these questions and come up with better blog topics – www.inboxq.com
  • Guest posting is great if you don’t have enough time to write or do a research, a good option is to invite few friends from the same niche to do a guest post on your blog. You help them expand their presence while  keeping your readers happy.
  • The Content Idea Generator (v2) –  will automatically find news and related stories for your blog from a variety of sources.… everything from Google News to Reddit, from tweets to public Facebook updates and more.While this tool works just as well for podcasts, email newsletters and YouTube videos, It’s great for generating new ideas for blog content.
  • Diigo is a site for  a cool way to keep track of interesting articles for later blog posts, check out Diigo.  This site lets you highlight and store interesting content for quick retrieval down the road.  It supports mobile devices like the iPhone, iPad and Android.
  • Use a voice recorder/phone to store your ideas .
  • Focus Booster is a tool that many bloggers use to increase writing productivity, this app is based on the Pomodor technique, which recommends you break up your work time into 25 minute blocks separated by 5 minute breaks to improve mental agility.
  • Alltop collects headlines of the latest stories from the best sites and blogs. 

Hope this has been helpful

Happy Blogging

 

Blog of the Year 2012 Award

A HUGE Thank you to Clanmother a.k.a Rebecca Budd at www.clanmother.com who has generously awarded  Angie Grapevines’ its’ first nomination for “Blog of the Year” .

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Angies Grapevine is happy to give “Blog of the Year 2012 Award” to the following who have visited Angies Grapevine and provided supportive comments along my journey through the blogging community and who have made me hungry with their delicious recipes, have made me smile, cry, laugh and think about life everyday!!

Clanmother- A backward look forward.

Hope the Happy Hugger

Polysyllabic Profundities

Pa-Blam

George Vagabon

Crazy Train to Tinky Town

Nine Cent Girl

Celiac Kiddo

And Life Smiles

 

Rarasaur

Vampire Diet

The Back Door Artist

Rumpy Dog

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