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You Probably Think This Post Is About You

I was wandering through the living room after work this evening when Bill O'Reilly's The Factor was on. He was interviewing some Web site owner. The Website inspired me to play with the lyrics in one of my favorite songs by Carly Simon. Not exactly a parady that would make Wierd Al Yankovic proud, but they'll have to do.... You met me several years before hotenough.org
When I was still quite fit and attractive
Well, you said that we made such a pretty pair
And that you would never leave
But you gave away the things you loved for a better than average dating pool
And one of them was me...

You're so vain
You probably think this post is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this post is about you
Don't you? Don't you?

Gothic Blue by Portia Da Costa

GOTHIC BLUE - Portia Da Costa
'What are you going to do to me?' Belinda asked defiantly. 'Beat me or something?
Smack my bottom? I'm sure that's what you decadent aristocrats live for - a chance to humiliate the lower orders.' Even as she was speaking, this idea - which should have seemed horrendous - was becoming highly exciting.
At an archduke's reception, a handsome young nobleman falls under the spell of a malevolent but irresistible sorceress.
Two hundred years later, Belinda Seward also falls prey to sensual forces she can neither understand nor control. Stranded by a thunderstorm at a remote Gothic priory, Belinda and her boyfriend are drawn into an enclosed world of luxurious decadence and sexual alchemy. Their host is the courteous but melancholic Andre Von Kastel; a beautiful aristocrat who mourns his lost love. He has plans for Belinda - plans which take her into the realms of obsessive love and the erotic paranormal.

"Above all else, Gothic Bl…

Moon Secrets by Amy Brown 8 1/2" X 11" Print

Moon Secrets by Amy Brown 8 1/2" X 11" Print

Product Description: Amy Brown is one of the most famous fantasy artists around. Her use of colors and ability to capture just the right expressions makes her prints standout from her contemporaries. I can't begin to describe each print so I will let the pictures do it for me. Be sure to enlarge them to get the full effect. This prints measure 8.5 inches by 11 inches. The prints come on a backing board and are shipped flat. They are protected also in a clear plastic covering.

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Singing To The Moon by Amy Brown 8 1/2" X 11" Print

Singing To The Moon by Amy Brown 8 1/2" X 11" Print

Product Description: Amy Brown is one of the most famous fantasy artists around. Her use of colors and ability to capture just the right expressions makes her prints standout from her contemporaries. I can't begin to describe each print so I will let the pictures do it for me. Be sure to enlarge them to get the full effect. This prints measure 8.5 inches by 11 inches. The prints come on a backing board and are shipped flat. They are protected also in a clear plastic covering.

http://www.amybrownart.com/

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Moon Secrets by Amy Brown 11" X 17" Print

Moon Secrets by Amy Brown 11" X 17" Print

Product Description: Amy Brown is one of the most famous fantasy artists around. Her use of colors and ability to capture just the right expressions makes her prints standout from her contemporaries. I can't begin to describe each print so I will let the pictures do it for me. Be sure to enlarge them to get the full effect. This prints measure 8.5 inches by 11 inches. The prints come on a backing board and are shipped flat. They are protected also in a clear plastic covering.

http://www.amybrownart.com/

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The Rest of the Story...

It truly was interesting when I went back to Jones West Ford and picked up my truck.

My service advisor refused to call in for authorization from my extended warranty provider (Quality) because they don't deal with them. He said Quality owes them $100,000 and he wouldn't call. Well, can't get the coverage if they won't call and get authorization first. So I'm (temporarily hopefully) out $550 for the repair and $2000 for the extended warranty.

I’m not very happy, but I felt I had little choice. It wasn’t serious stuff that needed to be fixed. It was the emissions system. The truck would have driven fine. I could have waited and fought it beforehand, but I didn’t want that hassle either. I got it fixed because I don’t want to be a smoggy person. I might not be firmly standing in the global-warming-is-going-to-kill-us-all camp, but the least I can do is drive a vehicle that doesn’t emit more greenhouse gasses than normal because I haven’t maintained it. So, the repair …