Bring Me That Horizon

Welcome to jennyweber dot com

........................................

Home of Jenny the Pirate

........................................

 ........................................

This will go better if you

check your expectations at the door.

.........................................

We're not big on logic

but there's no shortage of irony.

.........................................

 Nice is different than good.

.........................................

Oh and ...

I flunked charm school.

So what.

Can't write anything.

= Jennifer =

Causing considerable consternation
to many fine folk since 1957

Pepper and me ... Seattle 1962

  

Instagram

Belay That!

This blog does not contain and its author will not condone profanity, crude language, or verbal abuse. Commenters, you are welcome to speak your mind but do not cuss or I will delete either the word or your entire comment, depending on my mood. Continued use of bad words or inappropriate sentiments will result in the offending individual being banned, after which they'll be obliged to walk the plank. Thankee for your understanding and compliance.

= Jenny the Pirate =

Hoist The Colors

=0=0=0=

I am a Blue Star Mother

=0=0=0=

=0=0=0=

=0=0=0=

Insist on yourself; never imitate.

Your own gift you can present

every moment

with the cumulative force

of a whole life’s cultivation;

but of the adopted talent of another

you have only an extemporaneous

half possession.

That which each can do best,

none but his Maker can teach him.

= Ralph Waldo Emerson =

=0=0=0=

Represent:

The Black Velvet Coat

In The Market, As It Were

 

 

=0=0=0=

 

=0=0=0=

Columbia Cemetery

To read my articles, click HERE! And don't forget to subscribe.

=0=0=0=

Contributor to

American Cemetery

published by Kates-Boylston

A Pistol With One Shot

Ecstatically shooting everything in sight using my beloved Nikon D3100 with AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR kit lens and AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G prime lens.

Also capturing outrageous beauty left and right with my Nikon D7000 blissfully married to my Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D AF prime glass. Don't be jeal.

And then there was the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f:3.5-5.6G ED VR II zoom. We're done here.

Dying Is A Day Worth Living For

I am a taphophile

Word. Photo Jennifer Weber 2010

Great things are happening at

Find A Grave

If you don't believe me, click the pics.

=0=0=0=

Dying is a wild night

and a new road.

Emily Dickinson

=0=0=0=

REMEMBRANCE

When I am gone

Please remember me

 As a heartfelt laugh,

 As a tenderness.

 Hold fast to the image of me

When my soul was on fire,

The light of love shining

Through my eyes.

Remember me when I was singing

And seemed to know my way.

Remember always

When we were together

And time stood still.

Remember most not what I did,

Or who I was;

Oh please remember me

For what I always desired to be:

A smile on the face of God.

David Robert Brooks
=0=0=0=

 

 

 Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

=0=0=0=

Keep To The Code

receipt.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Want To Find This
The Promise Of Redemption

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I BELIEVED, AND THEREFORE HAVE I SPOKEN; we also believe, and therefore speak;

Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

II Corinthians 4

Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it, have never known it again.

~ Ronald Reagan

Photo Jennifer Weber 2010

Not Without My Effects

My Compass Works Fine

The Courage Of Our Hearts

gbotlogo.jpg

 

onestarflag_thumb.jpg

Daft Like Jack

 "I can name fingers and point names ..."

And We'll Sing It All The Time
  • Elements Series: Fire
    Elements Series: Fire
    by Peter Kater
  • Danny Wright Healer of Hearts
    Danny Wright Healer of Hearts
    by Danny Wright
  • Grace
    Grace
    Old World Records
  • The Hymns Collection (2 Disc Set)
    The Hymns Collection (2 Disc Set)
    Stone Angel Music, Inc.
  • Always Near - A Romantic Collection
    Always Near - A Romantic Collection
    Real Music
  • Copia
    Copia
    Temporary Residence Ltd.
  • The Poet: Romances for Cello
    The Poet: Romances for Cello
    Spring Hill Music
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall
    Narada Productions, Inc.
  • Rachmaninoff plays Rachmaninoff
    Rachmaninoff plays Rachmaninoff
    RCA
  • The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion
    The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion
    by William Voegeli
  • The Art of Memoir
    The Art of Memoir
    by Mary Karr
  • The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems
    The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems
    by Emily Dickinson
  • Among The Dead: My Years in The Port Mortuary
    Among The Dead: My Years in The Port Mortuary
    by John W. Harper
  • On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
    On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
    by William Zinsser
  • Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them
    Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them
    by Steven Milloy
  • The Amateur
    The Amateur
    by Edward Klein
  • Hating Jesus: The American Left's War on Christianity
    Hating Jesus: The American Left's War on Christianity
    by Matt Barber, Paul Hair
  • In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms
    In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms
    by Dr. Laura Schlessinger
  • Where Are They Buried (Revised and Updated): How Did They Die? Fitting Ends and Final Resting Places of the Famous, Infamous, and Noteworthy
    Where Are They Buried (Revised and Updated): How Did They Die? Fitting Ends and Final Resting Places of the Famous, Infamous, and Noteworthy
    by Tod Benoit
  • Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays
    Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays
    by Candace Savage
  • Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans
    Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans
    by John Marzluff Ph.D., Tony Angell
  • Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!
    Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!
    by Andrew Breitbart
  • 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative
    11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative
    by Paul Kengor
  • Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds
    Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds
    by Bernd Heinrich
  • Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits
    Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits
    by Matthew Rolston
  • Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt
    Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt
    by Todd Harra, Ken McKenzie
  • America's Steadfast Dream
    America's Steadfast Dream
    by E. Merrill Root
  • Good Dog, Carl : A Classic Board Book
    Good Dog, Carl : A Classic Board Book
    by Alexandra Day
  • Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
    Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
    by Lynne Truss
  • The American Way of Death Revisited
    The American Way of Death Revisited
    by Jessica Mitford
  • In Six Days : Why Fifty Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation
    In Six Days : Why Fifty Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation
    Master Books
  • Architects of Ruin: How big government liberals wrecked the global economy---and how they will do it again if no one stops them
    Architects of Ruin: How big government liberals wrecked the global economy---and how they will do it again if no one stops them
    by Peter Schweizer
  • Grave Influence: 21 Radicals and Their Worldviews That Rule America From the Grave
    Grave Influence: 21 Radicals and Their Worldviews That Rule America From the Grave
    by Brannon Howse
  • Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow: The Tragic Courtship and Marriage of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Alice Ruth Moore
    Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow: The Tragic Courtship and Marriage of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Alice Ruth Moore
    by Eleanor Alexander
Easy On The Goods
  • Waiting for
    Waiting for "Superman"
    starring Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee
  • The Catered Affair (Remastered)
    The Catered Affair (Remastered)
    starring Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald, Rod Taylor
  • Bernie
    Bernie
    starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey
  • Remember the Night
    Remember the Night
    starring Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson, Sterling Holloway
  • The Ox-Bow Incident
    The Ox-Bow Incident
    starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn, William Eythe
  • The Bad Seed
    The Bad Seed
    starring Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart, Evelyn Varden
  • Shadow of a Doubt
    Shadow of a Doubt
    starring Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Patricia Collinge, Henry Travers
  • The More The Merrier
    The More The Merrier
    starring Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn, Bruce Bennett, Ann Savage
  • Act of Valor
    Act of Valor
    starring Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano
  • Deep Water
    Deep Water
    starring Tilda Swinton, Donald Crowhurst, Jean Badin, Clare Crowhurst, Simon Crowhurst
  • Sunset Boulevard
    Sunset Boulevard
    starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark
  • Penny Serenade
    Penny Serenade
    starring Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Edgar Buchanan, Beulah Bondi
  • Double Indemnity
    Double Indemnity
    starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Jean Heather
  • Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged
    Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged
    starring Gary Anthony Williams
  • Fat Sick & Nearly Dead
    Fat Sick & Nearly Dead
    Passion River
  • It Happened One Night (Remastered Black & White)
    It Happened One Night (Remastered Black & White)
    starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert
  • Stella Dallas
    Stella Dallas
    starring Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil, Alan Hale
  • The Iron Lady
    The Iron Lady
    starring Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Harry Lloyd, Anthony Head, Alexandra Roach
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Collection (4 Disc Set)
    Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Collection (4 Disc Set)
    starring Peter Sallis, Anne Reid, Sally Lindsay, Melissa Collier, Sarah Laborde
  • The Red Balloon (Released by Janus Films, in association with the Criterion Collection)
    The Red Balloon (Released by Janus Films, in association with the Criterion Collection)
    starring Red Balloon
  • Stalag 17 (Special Collector's Edition)
    Stalag 17 (Special Collector's Edition)
    starring William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss, Harvey Lembeck
  • The Major and the Minor (Universal Cinema Classics)
    The Major and the Minor (Universal Cinema Classics)
    starring Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland
  • My Dog Skip
    My Dog Skip
    starring Frankie Muniz, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson, Kevin Bacon
  • Sabrina
    Sabrina
    starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden, John Williams
  • The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer
    The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer
    starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee, Ray Collins
  • Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
    Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
    starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport
  • Now, Voyager (Keepcase)
    Now, Voyager (Keepcase)
    starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper, John Loder
  • The Trip To Bountiful
    The Trip To Bountiful
  • Hold Back the Dawn [DVD] Charles Boyer; Olivia de Havilland; Paulette Goddard
    Hold Back the Dawn [DVD] Charles Boyer; Olivia de Havilland; Paulette Goddard
That Dog Is Never Going To Move

~ RIP JAVIER ~

1999-2016

Columbia's Finest Chihuahua

Simple. Easy To Remember.

We're Square
Powered by Squarespace
One Word, Luv: Curiosity
Monday
Dec312012

Happy New Year, Pat Down

So I'm in Georgia at Erica's house to see 2012 bite the dust and 2013 emerge all spanking new.

Audrey's here too.

We three girls arrived on Saturday afternoon and so far we've watched more DVR'd episodes of Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs than any of us can count.

We went to church on Sunday. Twice.

We have also enjoyed homemade tortilla soup, cherry pie, gingerbread, and gallons of espresso prepared by Audrey in the three-cup stovetop Bialetti Moka Express I gave her for Christmas.

She serves the beverage fresh, hot, and naturally very strong, laced with half and half, in cups slightly larger than thimbles.

The diminutive stackable serving set was a gift from Stephanie, and so far, where Audrey goes, the pot and the cups go.

My daughter was surprised when I told her that the Louisiana branch of my family -- my mother's people -- drink regular-sized cup- and mug-fuls of coffee just that strong, throughout the day.

They know how to eat, too.

You may recall that in late October, TG and I traveled to Louisiana for the funeral of my uncle.

While there we stayed in the home of my mother's only cousin on her mother's side: my beloved Darlene, only child of my grandmother's only sibling.

(That makes Darlene my first cousin once removed. Just so you know.)

Darlene and her husband, Wayland, live out in the country in a house they built in the '90s. It's a mere stone's throw from the domicile my only surviving uncle -- you remember Dody; right? -- shares with his wife, Leslee.

Wayland gets up every morning at around six and starts cooking. Yes; you read that correctly.

Each day we were there he made breakfast for TG, me, and Darlene.

One day it was ham and biscuits with an assortment of Wayland's own homemade jams and jellies.

In the springtime he collects the fruit of the mayhaw trees on his land and makes a jelly that is like kicked-up apple, only better.

He makes a preserves of figs with raspberry jello that you'd have a hard time believing is not raspberry jam.

It's better. And the coffee provided to wash it down with is good stuff too y'all.

Everything is awe-inspiring in Wayland's kitchen. I told him he needs to have his own cooking show.

He said no he didn't, on account of it would cut into his hunting time and that would be wholly unacceptable.

On the last day we were there, TG drove us the dozen miles to Baton Rouge. You remember Lulu; right?

Then we visited the graves of my Mamaw, my Papaw, and, twenty feet away, Darlene's parents: my mother's Uncle Harold and Aunt Genevieve

TG worked to bring up the turned-over vases and we put flowers, and I cried a few tears.

The last place we went was the campus of Louisiana State University because I wanted to see Mike the Tiger and his new four-million-dollar habitat in the shadow of Tiger Stadium.

Mike was busily touring his heavily-fenced territory and acted as though we and the other snap-happy spectators weren't even there.

Over by the stadium for more shots, I was convulsed with laughter at this sign:

The world is dying for lack of the well-placed compound word.

TG says he's going to call the athletic department at LSU and offer to check in with Pat Down, whose gender may be unspecified but to whom -- together with all other persons -- TG is apparently subject.

Still tickled, we went back to Darlene's house where Wayland had cooked us pork loin on the grill with all the trimmings, to include potatoes au gratin.

Pat Down? You missed a great dinner. I hope your subjects treat you well in 2013.

=0=0=0=

That is all for 2012, my fine friends! Happy New Year!

Friday
Dec282012

SkyWatch Friday: Knoxville in November

A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think I too have known autumn too long.

e. e. cummings (1894-1962)

I'm an introvert. I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.

Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.

Gabrielle "Coco" Bonheur Chanel (1883-1971)

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

=0=0=0=

Happy Weekend! Don't forget to look up!

=0=0=0=

Wednesday
Dec262012

Wordless Wednesday: color coded

=0=0=0=

=0=0=0=

=0=0=0=

=0=0=0=

Happy Boxing Day! Happy Wednesday!

Monday
Dec242012

Eight is great

Can you believe?

Christmas Eve.

Every year since 2004 it comes three days after my Melanie's birthday.

We were supposed to travel up to North Carolina last Friday, on Melly's actual eighth birthday, and have a pizza party.

Then we were going to spend the night and for Saturday we'd planned a big family Christmas (with brunch), the first of several.

Let's pull over and park here for a mo.

Do you remember when there was only one Christmas? As in, Christmas morning?

You got up early and Santa had come whether you had a chimney or not (we never did) and there were presents under the tree, some wrapped and some fetchingly posed?

After freaking out over the ones that Santa had left (the unwrapped ones), you slowly savored opening the wrapped ones until you were all done and awash in Christmas joy.

Can you tell I never went to Grandma's house on Christmas Eve for presents? Never did.

But now, kids have so many family Christmases, they often start a week or so before the actual holiday and extend into the new year.

So anyway, that was the itinerary: a birthday party on Melly's actual day and our first family Christmas on the next day, with Stephanie's brood.

Mother and Henry planned to drive over and join us. Aunts Audrey and Erica would be on hand.

Uncle Andrew was the only one who had to work on Saturday. He would drive straight to Columbia on Sunday after teaching his Sunday School class and attending church.

But alas, Melanie and Stephanie fell sick on the previous weekend, and as the week progressed, Allissa and Joel were stricken. Only the baby was spared.

So to give them a chance to get well and to minimize the likelihood of our branch catching what their branch had, we decided to drive over on Saturday and spend much of the day, celebrating birthday and Christmas all in the same event, then go back home.

And that's what we did, with the unhappy result that I did not get to see my Melly on her birthday.

But she enjoyed having two consecutive days of birthday frivolity! She got a new bike (her first) on Friday before we all started arriving with additional gifts on Saturday.

The weather was fine and everyone was in high spirits. We had ham and biscuits and breakfast casserole and homemade cranberry sauce, with assorted jams, jellies, juices, and other hot and cold beverages to round out the feast.

And all of that was before birthday cake was served.

Naturally I brought a big chunky white 8 for Melanie to hold up for pictures, and she seemed to like that.

Allissa grabbed a blue capital Times Roman A from her room and got in on the photo shoot.

Baby Andrew walked all over the place (he turned ten months old that day but he's been vertically ambulatory for several weeks) doing an infant approximation of the Rebel yell.

Kid is intense.

So now an eight-year-old Melly is on her way to Pennsylvania with her mommy and daddy and little brother and sister, anxious to have the next scheduled Christmas with the rest of the family.

I think they're going to have snow too!

And I know they're also going to have a wonderful time.

And I hope you do as well, and that is certainly my personal plan.

We have an accord.

Don't forget to pray for one another! Hearts are hurting as much as they are singing.

=0=0=0=

God made a little Gentian --
It tried -- to be a Rose --
And failed -- and all the Summer laughed --
But just before the Snows

There rose a Purple Creature --
That ravished all the Hill --
And Summer hid her Forehead --
And Mockery -- was still --

The Frosts were her condition --
The Tyrian would not come
Until the North -- invoke it --
Creator -- Shall I -- bloom?


~Emily Dickinson~

=0=0=0=

Merry Christmas!

Thursday
Dec202012

In which Erica makes the brief but meaningful acquaintance of Matthew Crawley. I mean Dan Stevens.

Well. Talk about a case of the fanatical fantods.

Especially pronounced for one who is normally so laid back, low key, and all but unflappable.

But the fanatical fantods are exactly what she was having when Erica called me late Tuesday night from the stoop of the stage door at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City, where she had just seen The Heiress on Broadway.

The reason for her state of near-hyperventilation?

She and Monica, the friend who went with her to the play, were waiting for the emergence from said door of one Dan Stevens, who played the part of the perfidious fortune-hunter, Morris Townsend.

You may know him better as Matthew Crawley, distant cousin and on-again, off-again suitor of Lady Mary Crawley of Downton Abbey fame.

At any rate Dan/Morris/Matthew came out and, according to my starstruck girl, couldn't have been nicer.

Or more gorgeous.

She says she's fairly certain he smelled wonderful too, although she's not sure whether she imagined it.

Must've been a spell cast by the blue eyes and sweet, diffident smile.

At any rate I am glad to know there is still happiness in the world.

I hope you experience some today and when you do, don't forget to pray for the families of the little children.

Merry Christmas!