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One imagination at a time!

Don't shoot the messenger, babe.

Oh and I hope you dig snark-casm
because there's plenty on hand.

We should be in good shape as long as the Chanel No. 5, mascara, red lipstick, and Diet Coke hold out.

Can't write anything.

~ Jennifer ~

Causing considerable consternation
to many fine folk since 1957

Pepper and me ... Seattle 1962

  

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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!

Dying Is A Day Worth Living For

I am a taphophile

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Dying is a wild night

and a new road.

Emily Dickinson

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

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The Promise Of Redemption

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Psalm 1

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

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And We'll Sing It All The Time
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    Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs From The Stage
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    A State of Wonder: The Complete Goldberg Variations (1955 & 1981)
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 "I can name fingers and point names ..."


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    starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn, William Eythe
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    starring Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart, Evelyn Varden
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    starring R.A. Dickey, Charles Hough, Phil Niekro, Tim Wakefield
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    starring Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor, Kathryn Marlowe
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    starring Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano
  • Deep Water
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    starring Tilda Swinton, Donald Crowhurst, Jean Badin, Clare Crowhurst, Simon Crowhurst
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    starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark
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    starring Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Edgar Buchanan, Beulah Bondi
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    starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Jean Heather
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    Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged
    starring Gary Anthony Williams
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    It Happened One Night (Remastered Black & White)
    starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert
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    starring Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil, Alan Hale
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    starring Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Harry Lloyd, Anthony Head, Alexandra Roach
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    starring Peter Sallis, Anne Reid, Sally Lindsay, Melissa Collier, Sarah Laborde
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    starring Red Balloon
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    Stalag 17 (Special Collector's Edition)
    starring William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss, Harvey Lembeck
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    The Major and the Minor (Universal Cinema Classics)
    starring Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland
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    starring Frankie Muniz, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson, Kevin Bacon
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    Sabrina
    starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden, John Williams
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    The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer
    starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee, Ray Collins
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    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
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    Now, Voyager (Keepcase)
    starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper, John Loder
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    Hold Back the Dawn [DVD] Charles Boyer; Olivia de Havilland; Paulette Goddard
That Dog Is Never Going To Move

~ JAVIER ~

Columbia's Finest Chihuahua

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Sep232008

Oh, I Forgot ...

 ... to tell you that my house is full of elephants.

For some years I have had a substantial fondness for elephants.

There's something about these animals ... a mystique, I guess, or a riddle ... that makes them irresistible to me. When I go to the zoo, I can easily stand for an hour watching the elephants. They're huge, which lends them considerable gravitas, sure ... but they also have grace, as well as humor and pathos and personality and brains, in abundance.

And it's true that they never forget. Have you ever seen a documentary or read an article about elephant behavior? It's fascinating.

That's how you become a collector.

Years ago I went to the Toledo Zoo and saw Baby Louie. He's big now I'm sure, and very impressive, but when he was little he was so sweet and cute. We stood in line for a long time just to enjoy five minutes crowded around the boundary of his zoo habitat, watching Louie interact with his mother. Then the zoo employees hustled us away, but we got right back in line and did it again.

Louie was growing so fast, they had to make sure lots of folks got to witness his babyhood.

As is often the case when friends and family members know you like something, and they see an example of that thing as they are out and about -- maybe or maybe not searching for the perfect gift to give you -- they buy it for you.

And then you see it everywhere too, and sometimes you can't leave it where you saw it, and so you buy it.

That's how you become a collector.

So now I have elephants in large quantities. In addition to elephant figurines varying in size from one inch high to twelve inches high, I have elephant jewelry, elephant lamps, an elephant pillow, elephant purses, an elephant box, an elephant floormat, an elephant footstool, an elephant candlestick, an elephant teapot, stuffed elephants, a musical elephant, and more.

Look ... here are some pictures!  (If instead of pictures you see a black screen with a lot of writing on it, click on the "x" in the upper right-hand corner and that screen will go away.  Voila!  Jenny's elephant collection ...)

Oh, I forgot ... two of these things are not like the others.

Did you spot them?

Reader Comments (22)

I like elephants too, but don't collect them. Your collection is great - even the dog elephant and the Depp elephant!

September 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMari

LOL Mari! The dog elephant and the depp elephant! That's good. Something about a chihuahua juxtaposed against the elephants that made me smile. And Johnny ... well, someday I'll show you my pirate collection.

September 23, 2008 | Registered CommenterJennifer

I know this will not surprise you but I have an elephant collection of my own. I stopped the insanity long ago before I acquired more than one piece of elephant jewelry but I do have a white elephant table in my living room that was a wedding gift from my grandmother and several unique figurines,carvings etc...... where will our cloneship end ?????

September 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDixie

@ Dixie ... I'm not sure ... it's eerie, though, isn't it? Must be those Citadel men, started it all. I'd love to see that white elephant table!

September 24, 2008 | Registered CommenterJennifer

Did you see the elephant who painted the picture? It's on Youtube, and it's amazing.

September 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWriter Dad

@ WD ... I have not seen it! I will check it out. Thanks for that!

September 24, 2008 | Registered CommenterJennifer

My favorite, not that you asked, uhmm, but I like the elephant that is a creamer. I would love to pour cream out his trunk. That is the kid in me, I guess! Nice collection!

I have one elephant that is a plant holder or should I say it is the base upon which I can rest a plant, hey maybe even a pumpkin!
Happy Fall!

September 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

@ Cheryl ... a pumpkin on an elephant sounds cute! And the elephant creamer is fun to use ... whimsical. Happy Fall to you too! It's chilly here today ... temporarily! Seems so strange after all the heat!

September 24, 2008 | Registered CommenterJennifer

It took me AGES to work out how to see those slides!! LOL! I like the Depp elephant best. The Depp elephant has been known to wear a Ganesha pendant has he not? Maybe he likes elephants too?

I have a similar collection, only it's greyhounds. I have greyhound figurines, mats, stuffies, pictures, Victorian inkstands, mini bronzes etc etc etc. I even decorate my picture frames with sighthound tassels!

September 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJay

@ Jay ... I'm confused. Are the pics not appearing within the blog post, in the Slide frame, as if they're being thrown onto a pile? That's what I get ... and if you click on any pic, it will take you to Slide dot com, where you can look at them differently. Sorry it doesn't work for you! I don't understand ...

I am also mystified by the term "sighthound tassel" ... I shall have to look that up!

You have a couple of mighty cute real greyhounds too ... but alas I do not have an elephant!

September 24, 2008 | Registered CommenterJennifer

Very cute slide show! I too collect elephants for similar reasons, Only my collection is miniscule!

September 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKeli

Keli, there is always room for one more elephant!

September 24, 2008 | Registered CommenterJennifer

I, too, love elephants, and have a few. But in my experience the problem with collections is that they get overwhelming once people find out about them! You get buried under whatever it is that you collect - and some of the things are delightful but some are just horrid! My great-aunt was in a womens' Republican club and she had a collection - she sent me two and I do love them. I think my favorite elephant was the baby one we sat right beside at Busch Gardens when he was being given a bath with a hose. So cute!

September 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterrosezilla

P.S. I loved the story of Dumbo when I was little, that may be one reason I like them. I secretly wanted a pet Dumbo!

September 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterrosezilla

Jenny, the actual slideshow was not visible, all I could see was an ad for Slide! It took me a long time to work out that what I had to do was close down the ad. There was a faint 'x' in the corner but I didn't see it. LOL!

A sighthound tassel is a decorative tassel for clipping onto the hound's collar.

They were invented as a way of distinguishing which dog was which in a hare coursing competition. Traditionally, two dogs were coursed, and if they were both the same colour the judges couldn't identify each dog to award points for various moves, so a coloured tag was attached to the collar and you'd have the 'red' dog competing against the 'blue' dog. Now they're just for decoration and people with Afghan hounds, Salukis, Greyhounds, Lurchers etc, will clip one or two on to pretty up their dogs. :)

September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJay

@ Tracie ... you are so right about collections; it gets out of hand and you have to call a moratorium. I would love to see a baby 'phant getting his bath! Dumbo is the epitome of pachydermic adorableness.

@ Jay ... I'm sorry and I hope you eventually got to see my elephants ... especially the lovely Depp-ephant! (We could never forget him.) Sighthound tassels sound very elegant and decorative! Although, your Princess certainly doesn't need a thing to augment her hundred-watt smile.

September 25, 2008 | Registered CommenterJennifer

Elephants are pretty neat creatures but boy can they get mean when their handlers in India don't pay attention.
My father loves elephants and I have a few glass elephants myself.

September 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwindyridge

@ LL ... I imagine it's always a risk to keep close company with an elephant! How interesting that your dad loves elephants!

September 25, 2008 | Registered CommenterJennifer

Thanks for the visit. Milton is one of my heros along with Thomas Sowell.

September 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChief RZ

Those are great! Also, Johnny Depp is a great addition to any collection.

September 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I just noticed that each picture has a label if I float my mouse over it. No idea how I missed that the first time around. Um, just thought I'd share my appreciation for the labels. That is all.

September 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin

@ Chief RZ ... very good choices! Thanks for stopping by!

@ Erin ... you're so right about Johnny being an excellent addition to any collection! And I really should have pointed out that the pics were labeled ... actually if you click on any one of them, it will take you to an "album" where you can watch a proper slide show! Slide is pretty cool.

September 29, 2008 | Registered CommenterJennifer

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