Showing posts from March, 2012

Apple Pie, Blueberry Pie, Lemon Meringue

At a restaurant yesterday:

Grandfather- Lisa, see if they have any chocolate pie.
Me- No, they don't have any.
GF- You'd think they would make pies and sell em, they could make a lot of money.
Scott- Yep, they probably could.
And this is where I felt as if I had walked into the Mountain version of Forrest Gump and was sitting with Bubba and Dubba...
GF- They could make blueberry and sell em.
Scott- That'd be good.
Apple pie...
Scott- Ooh, apple pie's good. I like apple pie.
Lemon meringue...
Scott- Yep.
Cherry, peach, ...
Scott- Yep, those sound good.
Scott- I don't care for pumpkin, but I think they could sell them.
And then they got to talking about Earl Scruggs dying and my grandfather launched into singing Flatt and Scrugg's Salty Dog and then Scott joined in. I'm sure the diners sitting nearby enjoyed the concert immensely...I sure did.Lisa

World War II London Blitz Diary: A Woman's Revelations Enduring War and Marriage by Ruby Side Thompson, Victoria Aldridge Washuk

File Size: 444 KB
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services

 This is the first of four volumes of a diary that was written by Ruby Side Thompson. Volume one spans 1939-1940. In it is details about her marriage and the beginnings of World War II. She gives vivid descriptions of the bombing of London by the Germans. I could actually feel the terror she felt and at times I thought I was actually there with her. It was a very interesting read.

Rating- 3 stars

Disclosure- I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for a review.
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The MIND campaign: Make an Impact on Neurodegenerative Diseases

From MIND-

According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, approximately 36 million people are living with dementia, (including Alzheimer’s) and by 2050 the number of cases will more than triple. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, payments for long-term and hospice care in the US are projected to rise from $183 billion in 2011 to $1.1 trillion in 2050 for people with dementias including AD.
Additionally, according to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 7-10 million are living with Parkinson’s worldwide. The rising incidence of such diseases not only affects the health and well-being of sufferers and their loved ones, but has a tremendous economic impact. GE Healthcare is committed to making a difference in neurodegenerative diseases by advancing clinical knowledge, driving new medical innovations and developing solutions for age-related neurodegenerative diseases. As part of this commitment, GE Healthcare recently announced a multi-year initiative called MIND – Mak…

A Review of Vocabulous You! An Interactive Guide to Building Vocabulary for Standardized Tests, College, On the Job and Everyday Life by Robin Kavanagh

Product Description from amazon.comVocabulary, shmocabulary. Who needs it? The simple answer is you do.

Whether you’re looking at taking standardized exams to get into college, the military, graduate school, preparing to interview for a new job or even just generally interacting with different types of people, having a diverse vocabulary in your communication arsenal is invaluable. You can raise your scores, make a strong first impression and build relationships that will help you achieve the goals you want most in life – all by being able to deftly communicate your thoughts and ideas to others.

This e-book is designed to be an interactive tool that you can use to build your vocabulary in ways that make sense to you. Based on the three primary styles of learning and taking full advantage of the e-book format, this guide enables readers to customize their learning experience using the notes/annotation function of their e-readers.

This e-book was a quick, easy read and it …