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Friday, October 31, 2014

The tallest building in the world

Tallest building in the world, The Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
At 2,722 ft
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world

Here are some comparisons

Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure and completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010

A 304-room Armani Hotel, the first of four by Armani, occupies 15 of the lower 39 floors.

The  sky lobbies on the 43rd and 76th floors house swimming pools. Floors through to 108 have 900 private residential apartments (which, according to the developer, sold out within eight hours of being on the market). An outdoor zero-entry swimming pool is located on the 76th floor of the tower. Corporate offices and suites fill most of the remaining floors, except for a 122nd, 123rd and 124th floor where the At.mosphere restaurant, sky lobby and an indoor and outdoor observation deck is located respectively.

There are a total of 57 elevators and 8 escalators and the building has 2,909 stairs from the ground floor to the 160th floor.

Look at the buildings next to it!
No trick or treat here....just the facts.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Voting time

I hope each person that has the privilege to vote, studies and prays about their choices. For me, when it comes time to  decide on judges this is my highest quality.

  1. 1.
    the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
    "he is known to be a man of integrity"
    synonyms:honesty, probity, rectitude, honor, good character, principle(s), ethics, morals, righteousness, morality, virtue, decency, fairness, scrupulousness, sincerity, truthfulness, trustworthiness
    "I never doubted his integrity"
  2. 2.
    the state of being whole and undivided.
    "upholding territorial integrity and national sovereignty"
     unity, unification, coherence, cohesion, togetherness, solidarity
    "the integrity of the federation

    What are some of your standards that you  make your voting decisions by?

Thursday, October 23, 2014


I have gotten a flu shoot every year for the last couple of years...
But this year they asked me if I wanted the super dose and I figured I should have all the coverage possible.
In less than four hours I became very sick....fever, vomiting, diarrhea and etc. I called the Pharmacist and she said yes you can experience flu like symptoms and it should only last about 24 hours. 
Lord I am glad I didn't have the real thing! It is awful.....
I wished they would have told me ahead of time! So how about you? Have you ever gotten sick after taking the flu shot? Do you know anything about the "super dose"?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


I have a fascination with Queen Elizabeth. I can't imagine living in the spotlight your  entire life. Here she is just a baby...

<3 the Duke of York with Princess Elizabeth

Princess Elizabeth 1931and here as a little girl. Can you imagine not growing up with the idea that you can be anything you want to be but will be the Queen of England?

And what about her sister Princess Margaret (on the left)
The Royal Family 1936  (Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth & Princess Margaret.)
Did she feel she lived in her sister's shadow?

Can you believe she trained as driver in 1945 during the war...
Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) in 1945 in her ATS uniform during the war where she was trained as a driver. S)
From a uniform to the Princess
Queen Elizabeth when she was Princess Elizabeth
A young woman who displayed great independence...

Queen Elizabeth II

And so who does a potential Queen date? Well supposedly she met her man when she was only 13 years old and not without controversy (read more here) but she indeed married Prince Phillip in 1947
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, 1951The marriage produced children Charles in 1948 and Princess Anne in 1950
Queen Elizabeth

Queen ElizabethHere she is at the coronation in

and now add Queen to Wife and Mother and represent all of England.

She has met and been photographed with 12 U.S. Presidents over the years.

queen elizabeth herbert hoover Herbert Hoover 1957

princess-elizabeth-with-harry-s-truman-canadian-embassy-nov-1-1951 Harry Truman 1951

queen-elizabeth-dwight-d-eisenhower Dwight Eisenhower 1957

Queen_Elizabeth_and_Prince_Philip_host_Queen's_Dinner_for_President_john f and_jacqueline_kennedy JFK in1961

queen-elizabeth-richard-nixon-buckinghamshire-1970 Nixon in 1970

queen-elizabeth-gerald-ford-white-house-july-17-1976-washington Gerald For 1976

queen elizabeth jimmy carter Jimmy Carter 1977

Queen_Elizabeth_toast_and_Reagan Ronald Reagan 1983 (at a roast)
queen-elizabeth-george-hw-bush-baltimore-baseball-game-may-15-1991-washington HW Bush 1971

queen elizabeth bill clinton Clinton 1994

queen-elizabeth-george-w-bush-windsor-castle-england-june-15-2008 George W. Bush 2007

queen elizabeth barack obama toast cheers Obama 2011

A lady through and through, I love her smile.
Queen ElizabethQueen Elizabeth II  walks with a guide in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, as part of a five-day state visit to the Gulf...This picture was taken on her 88th birthday...

and this photo was taken just this past April....

Queen Elizabeth II sits with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as she delivers her speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster, 04.06.2014 in London, England.
 Queen Elizabeth II sits with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as she delivers her speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster, 04.06.2014 in London, England.
This woman is amazing so you can't blame me for posting this one last picture...
          Go Queen Elizabeth !

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


After posting the picture of my Mother and I, it occurred to me that my Mother's hair in the picture may have appeared a bit strange to some. It must have been a Sat. because her hair was in pin curls.
and most of the time she would wear a little scarf like thing but for some reason she didn't here. I on the other hand have a kerchief to cover mine:)
Another memory....
My mother made my pin curls by wrapping the hair around her finger like above but the thing is...she had long, pointed fingernails! I am sure you get the picture.
We went from pin curls to brush rollers.....
 Weren't they lovely and especially to sleep on. Yes, those were the good old days.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Through a childs eye

I am four years old in this picture that was taken with my Mother and her parents (my Grandparents). They lived at the very northern top of Montana on a homestead. What a different life it was than compared to where I was living (in a small town in Arizona with electric lights, running water, and a grocery store full of food that my parents owned).  I don't remember a lot except there were chickens right out the back door and you could throw seeds out and they would come running (scared me) and that you could get potatoes out of the ground! I also remember a picture of me getting a bath in a tub on the stove. One night my parents decided to go to town and left me with my Grandmother. We were going to bed and she stood in front of the mirror and began taking these things out or her hair and of my gosh.....she had this really long hair that I had never seen!
In my minds eye it looked like this:

Of course it wasn't but it was a shock to me. That was the only time I ever saw it down and later in life she cut it short but I will never forget it.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mercy Ships

Can you imagine the excitement of seeing his ship in port!

Started 38 years ago from a man with a vision of bringing hope to the world
This woman was able to see her child for the first time thanks to the free surgery on the Mercy Ship.

Back in her parents’ village in the shade of the large mango tree, Pulcherie holds her daughter in her arms. She takes in every detail – from eyelashes to tiny toes.