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Phantom of the Opera

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I watched Phantom of the Opera tonight. I think I saw the old, old movie when I was a child. The story wasn't unknown to me, but I've never seen the stage production or this movie before.

The movie got me wandering around looking for pics...

http://fanficsetwallpapers.free.fr/
Website that has free wallpapers dedicated to Phanton of the Opera, and much more.

http://celtic-hearts.com/
Gerard Butler fan site.

Will Ferrell's The Phantom of the Opera


Antonio Banderas as The Phantom Of The Opera


http://sjl.funnyordie.com/v1/view_video.php?viewkey=3efbc24c7d2583be6925
Speaking of Will Ferrell ... I enjoy his slightly obnoxious humor. But, not in The Landlord video that is going viral. Using children like this doesn't amuse me. Then again, slackers that don't pay their landlords aren't really amusing characters.

US Flag in 1864

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On October 31, 1864, President Lincoln signed the proclamation that made Nevada the 36th state. Being wartime, Battle Born became one of the state's nicknames (saw it on Jeopardy once). In 1864 most of the towns that make Nevada famous today were yet unborn. Back then Virginia City was where it was happening. The Comstock has given Nevada another one of its nicknames... The Silver State. This 36-star flag once flew proud in a mining town. These days it is enclosed in glass so you can see the reflections of slot machines in the glass -- Betty Boops being my favorite of those. :)

Battle Born Bloggers uses an image adapted from Nevada's flag.

Ning : Social Networks

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Book Place - A Place to Share and/or Promote Books - See What's Out There

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Science-Fiction Romance...and stuff ...where Space Opera meets Luurve

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Your One Stop Shop for Romance Books & Authors on the Web!

1847 Colt Walker

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The placard says: This big, powerful .44 Caliber Revolver is the Famous Magnum developed with the help of Captain Sam Walker of the United States Mounted Rifles and saw extensive service in the Mexican War. The largest of all the Colt Revolvers and Authentically reproduced, it weighs a mighty 4 lbs. 8 oz., has a length of 16 inches with a 9 inch precision rifle barrel. This is still the most powerful revolver made.

This days you can win it in a slot machine at the Delta Saloon in Virginia City, Nevada. Thus, this isn't a great image because it is taken trough glass.

Burning Hunger by Tawny Taylor

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Feel the Burn!

Tawny Taylor is thrilled to announce Burning Hunger, the first book in her Twilight's Possession series, is up for sale at http://www.ellorascave.com/AuthorsBooks.asp?AuthorCode=TD!

Blurb:

Private detective Brea Maguire is on her first case, tracking down a stolen statue—the Sacred Triad—before it’s buried in the black market. Unfortunately, today—Friday the Thirteenth—isn’t her day. Being kidnapped from the mall by a pair of bizarre guys who put the Chippendales to shame, didn’t figure into her new career plans.

But Dayne and Marek have their own problems.

Dayne, forced into a blood-bond by the king with Marek, his sworn enemy, sees his chance to exact vengeance for his family’s slaughter slip away.

For Marek, the blood-bond with Dayne may be too little, too late. His enemies have learned the secret of the relic, which holds the only hope for a cure for his dying brother, the king.

The race to find the Triad is on.

Enter Brea. Marek can help her find the Triad, and use it …

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Book Reviews

Gothic Faery by Jessica Galbreth "8.5 X 11" Print

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Gothic Faery by Jessica Galbreth "8.5 X 11" Print

Product Description: Please note the copy write information in the picture is not on the actual print (not on this image). Jessica Galbreth is a fairy artist and the creator of the Fairy Visions Collection. She has been well known in the fantasy art world for a number of years. Jessica uses diverse styles and a variety of artistic mediums that have made her a favorite among collectors worldwide. She combines airbrushing, pencil, and ink to create a sense of beauty and simplicity. When you look at her work, you get a very peaceful and calming effect. Giving the feel that if you blink the Fairy will vanish in a shower of sparkling Pixie dust. You have just experienced one of those magical moments of life. These prints measure 11 inches by 17 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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Gothique by Jessica Galbreth

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Gothique by Jessica Galbreth
11X17 Fairy Art Print Faery

Product Description: Please note the copy write information in the picture is not on the actual print. Jessica Galbreth is a fairy artist and the creator of the Fairy Visions Collection. She has been well known in the fantasy art world for a number of years. Jessica uses diverse styles and a variety of artistic mediums that have made her a favorite among collectors worldwide. She combines airbrushing, pencil, and ink to create a sense of beauty and simplicity. When you look at her work, you get a very peaceful and calming effect. Giving the feel that if you blink the Fairy will vanish in a shower of sparkling Pixie dust. You have just experienced one of those magical moments of life. These prints measure 11 inches by 17 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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Butterfly Visions 12 Note Cards

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Butterfly Visions Note Cards in a Tin

Sets are in a Decorative Tin with a Picture Frame Lid that holds any standard 4x6 Photo. Acrylic window pocket holds and protects the image.

12 Cards and Envelopes, 4 different designs and 3 cards of each design.

The cards measure 4 x 6 inches.

The inside of the cards are shadow images of the outside design that will add interest and enhance your message.

The envelopes have one design that compliments the 12 cards.

They are full color front and back.

Metal Tin measures 7.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches







Front of Envelope

Back of Envelope


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Dragon Wings Faery Note Card Sets

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Dragon Wings Faery Note Card
Sets in Tin Amy Brown Designs http://www.amybrownart.com/

Sets are in a Decorative Tin with a Picture Frame Lid that holds any standard 4x6 Photo. Acrylic window pocket holds and protects the image.

12 Cards and Envelopes, 4 different designs and 3 cards of each design.

The cards measure 4 x 6 inches.

The inside of the cards are shadow images of the outside design that will add interest and enhance your message.

The envelopes have one design that compliments the 12 cards.

They are full color front and back.

Metal Tin measures 7.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches







Front of Envelope

Back of Envelope


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Dragon Dream Faery Note Card Set

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Dragon Dream Faery Note Card Sets in a Tin Amy Brown Designs http://www.amybrownart.com/

Sets are in a Decorative Tin with a Picture Frame Lid that holds any standard 4x6 Photo. Acrylic window pocket holds and protects the image.

12 Cards and Envelopes, 4 different designs and 3 cards of each design.

The cards measure 4 x 6 inches.

The inside of the cards are shadow images of the outside design that will add interest and enhance your message.

The envelopes have one design that compliments the 12 cards.

They are full color front and back.

Metal Tin measures 7.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches










Front of Envelope

Back of Envelope


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A Different Tune - LK Campbell

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ON SALE NOW!



When former paratrooper Scott Riley returns home from the war, he has
one aim—to meet the girl of his dreams, Cassie Wright. Cassie has been
his penpal, and his light at the end of the tunnel through most of his
war experience. He goes to her hometown on the Gulf Coast of Florida
with marriage on his mind only to find that she has other plans for her
future. A talented pianist, Cassie has been accepted to a prestigious
music conservatory in Jacksonville. Will she give up her dreams for
Scott, or will he chase hers?



A DIFFERENT TUNE is my third World War II-era historical. Read the four sneak peeks I've posted on my MySpace Blog or Visit A Different Tune Homepage for purchase info and to download a 2-chapter preview.

For more information about me or my other novels, please visit: LKCampbell.com

Relic Free Wallpaper

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Paranormal Romance

Rating: Spicy/CarnalIntended for adults 18 and over.

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Myths, legends, or curses? Relics -- four mysterious and powerful remnants of history that impact four lives and take love to the outer limits of the imagination.

Including:

Merlin’s Eye by Ellen Ashe
Sixth Day of the Moon by Celia Ashley
Lord of the Night by Annalee Blysse
Curse of the Cat’s Paw by Tracy Ranson

Free wallpaper of the cover features the artwork of Eliza Black.

Finding My Way To Work

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Garmin StreetPilots came up today because my brother stopped by on my day off and told me that these doohickies are selling like hotcakes at Amazon.com (he still works there). They go through pallets of them. He estimates hundreds each day even before they were 50% off (this model to the right is on sale).

I've driven several hundred thousand miles over the last 20+ years. I've driven all over the West Coast and a few places back East. And only once did I get lost. It lasted about 15 minutes before I managed to get hold of the barge company on the phone and have them reissue the directions. I was in the Port of Seattle. I'm convinced that the Port of Seattle would fry a Garmin StreetPilot.

If I were to buy one of these, I can see the following happen...

I punch in the directions to work. (Note: I already know where it is, but what else would I use it for if I bought a Garmin StreetPilot?)

Garmin: Back up.

I back up.

Garmin: Straight away for 1/4 mile.

I drive straight away for 1…

Paying Our Due

The other night I was passing through the living room and saw part of a nightly news segment on how easy it is to cheat the IRS, in fact, easier than cheating credit card companies. They were interviewing a man (that had been caught) regarding how he’d managed. My first thoughts were ... it can’t be that easy. I call hundreds of credit card cheaters each and every day and they aren’t in jail, but they’re at home hanging up on me.

Later in the week, the second installment in the nightly news showing how some criminals try to cheat the IRS. This segement was about taking advantage of some phone deduction – and that there aren’t enough IRS agents to audit everyone that is doing it. Again, I saw some discrepancies in this report. One would assume there are enough IRS agents to find some of the people doing this. After all, the news had a story to tell about one person that had claimed thousands. Reporting thousands illegally on a tax return isn't just criminal ... it is stupid. Yet, th…

Art Nouveau Mermaid Box

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Art Nouveau Mermaid Box Patina Luster Finish Detailed Design

Product Description: Art Nouveau Mermaid Box Patina Luster Finish Detailed Design. This item has been designed in the Art Nouveau Style (French for New Art). It is a style in art, architecture and design that peaked in popularity between 1892 and 1902. Art Nouveau is characterized with dynamic, undulating and flowing lines. This Art Nouveau piece is a true work of Art that can be either tastefully displayed or functionally used everyday. The detail is achieved by making it with a cold cast resin and then carefully hand painting each one to give it a rich high luster patina finish. Click in the image for a larger picture so you can see the richness and detail of the Art. It measures 4 inches long.

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