BLAINESWORLD #786, Section 2

Maureen in California:

Dog rescues dog from highway in Chile

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Chris in North Carolina:

I feel I got no rhythm. I just keep losing my beat.

Queen – somebody to love

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One of my favorite songs:

Gene McDaniels – A Hundred Pounds Of Clay (Original Stereo)

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Scotty McCreery did great at the World Series, singing the National Anthem . . . read about it, but make sure you also click the option that also lets you listen to him sing.

http://www.theboot.com/2011/10/20/scotty-mccreery-world-series-national-anthem/?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl4%7Csec1_lnk3%7C105908

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Rick in North Carolina:

Advice for your next boat purchase!

Boat Test Drive – MUST SEE!!!!!!

Are you thinking of buying a boat? Not sure if it’s a good and strong boat? Wonder how strong the hull is?

Well have no fear. Now there is the Bubba Test for boats. The following video will demonstrate this very valuable test.

Tough boats

http://www.toughboats.com/video.cfm?fullscreen=1&filename=Toughboats_BubbaCRevLegal

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Scott in Pennsylvania:

And now: Herman Cain singing an ode to pizza to the Beatles tune ‘Imagine.’ SNL couldn’t even make this up.

Herman Cain Sings an Ode to Pizza

Imagine a Beatles song with pizza-oriented lyrics subbed in. Now, imagine the man singing is the GOP frontrunner. It’s the video Herman Cain doesn’t want you to see … and for good reasons.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/videos/2011/10/17/herman-cain-sings-an-ode-to-pizza.html

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Natalie in Pennsylvania:

Who needs Dancing with the Stars? Watch this. It’s amazing.

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Janeen in Pennsylvania:

How to lose weight

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Allen in North Carolina:

You are amazing. Where in the world do you have all the time to put your article together? I must admit it’s informative and entertaining.

RESPONSE:

Awwwww, I’m now blushing . . . and appreciating the very nice words. (Thanks!) As for how do I find the time to put it together, that’s why they invented . . . retirement . . . or in my case, rewirement. But then again, even before I stopped teaching full-time, I was publishing BLIANESWORLD . . . so the rest of the answer is that I don’t tend to sleep very much.

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Allen in North Carolina (with a REQUEST FOR HELP):

This is for my grandson Daniel Lannigan. His Scout Pack #42 is selling popcorn to make it possible for the Scouts to enjoy the trips they plan this year.

Dear Papa,

Did you know you can help me earn my own way in Scouting?

Just click here:

http://www.trails-end.com/estore/scouts/email_referral.jsp?id=17102850

and place an order on my behalf. Trail’s End has made
a lot of improvements this year. All microwave products are made with
canola oil and all chocolate products contain no hydrogenated oils,
so there are plenty of healthy, flavorful snacks to choose from.

70% of your purchase will be returned to my council, my unit and my Scout rewards. Online purchases help us fund fun, educational activities and help more kids experience all the things that make Scouting great.

Thanks for your support,
Daniel

Scott in Pennsylvania, again:

10 Inspiring Irish Blessings

http://www.beliefnet.com/Inspiration/Galleries/10-Inspiring-Irish-Blessings.aspx

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Scott in Pennsylvania, one more time:

2012 Entertainment Book: Buy a Book in October, Save $3 & Get Free Shipping + a Free $25 Dining Cert

http://www.citiesonthecheap.com/2011/10/19/2012-entertainment-book-buy-a-book-in-october-save-3-get-free-shipping-a-free-25-dining-certificate/

Note: Unfortunately, Asheville isn’t one of the cities that has such a book. This is primarily for bigger cities, but do check to see if yours is listed. There are a bunch of them at the website.

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Janeen in Pennsylvania:

Breast Cancer Site needs help

A favor to ask, it only takes a few seconds….

Please tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on ‘donating a mammogram’ for free (pink window in the middle).
This doesn’t cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors /advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.
Here’s the web site! Pass it along to people you know.

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

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Great article by one of my favorite writers, Dan Hurley:

A Father’s Search for a Drug for Down Syndrome

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/31/magazine/a-fathers-search-for-a-drug-for-down-syndrome.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

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Pat H. in Pennsylvania:

Is it my imagination or do the shows down there all have short runs? Seems the shows only run a few nights and then they are done? Is that a function of small audiences or? Seems like you see a lot of shows, but they are all short runs? I get the feeling its like a mini theater district, no? Are there just too many shows and theaters and too small of an audience?

RESPONSE:

Most do have short runs. That’s par for the course for college productions, community theater, etc. As to the few professional theaters, runs in them are also typically short. Unlike New York or Philadelphia, where there are millions to draw from, there are only some 70,000 in Asheville and surrounding areas, so it is unlikely that there would much of an audience beyond a three-week run. In addition, there are a lot of theaters in the area. That’s great for me, of course, but the competition dictates new shows on a fairly regular basis for those loyal to any particular theater.

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Phyllis in Pennsylvania:

I love keeping up with you and your Asheville new life. I think yours if the only newsletter I read from top to bottom. Really a good one.

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Micah in Pennsylvania:

Here are two extremely important stories [about Amazon].

http://www.hillmanfoundation.org/thesidney/backstory/spencer-soper
and
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-allentown-amazon-complaints-20110917,0,1246510.story

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Rock in North Carolina:

I really enjoy your newsletter

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Barbara in Pennsylvania:

I have two winners……….. for you.

Awesome stories!!

Two different DVD’s from the “get-go”.

MAO’s last dancer…………. not a five star …………. a ten star. (a true story)

Kill the Irishman……………. not as good as the first choice but a stunning true story. (a five star).

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