Posts Tagged ‘friends’

Go! Smell Prop 8

Posted on November 7th, 2008 by taylorblue

So, the election was won by Barack Obama…I am so happy! And even in Canada we waited by our TV sets for the news. I had written a lot about the election so I was kind of invested in the result.

The only really sad thing is that Prop 8 was passed. This means that all marriages in the state of California would be limited to men and women only. Ellen Degeneres and Portia DeRossi just got married in August and because of this their marriage will become null and void.

I have to admit that a year ago if I would have heard this I would have cheered. I didn’t agree with lesbians and gays being able to be married. I thought it was gross really. Why can’t only men and women get married and the gays and lesbians just forget it.

But a funny thing happened. I got to know a couple of lesbians and gays through their blogs. And now even one of my best blogging friends is gay. He really showed me that they are human like anyone else. Why can’t he have the right to marry his partner? They love each other and they want to be able to show each other that love.

For a country that has gone so far in being open-minded and electing a black President, why can’t they be open-minded and let people get married to the people they love?

I know I am just asking for it, but I’ve been in a heated discussion on my own blog about this exact topic. So would you vote yes or no on Prop 8 if you had a chance? (Yes being that you don’t agree with same sex marriages, and no that you do agree with same sex marriages.)

Go! And I’ll see you later

Posted on September 14th, 2008 by Lib

Forgive me, this a little self-indulgent but I’m in that kind of mood today.

A very good friend of mine, pictured below, is on her way to Australia to live as I write this and boy am I going to miss her. Bon Voyage Miss Lopez and see you in Thailand next year.

It is of course much easier nowadays to keep in contact with people who are away in foreign climbs. Gone are the days of ‘pen friends’, technology almost allows us to have them in the same room if we so desire.

So, whilst I’m finishing off another chocolate eclair and trying to figure out how to load Skype, please tell me about your long distance realtionships.

How do you keep your friendships alive? Or any that you wish you could retrieve?

Right, where did I put that strawberry cheesecake….

Go! Smell the excuse!

Posted on August 28th, 2008 by Purple13

A friend looks over at his work colleague and notices he’s wearing an earring. Nothing strange in that you may think but this chap was always a very conservative dresser. (that’s not a set of drawers painted blue!).

SO his friend asks him “how long have you been wearing an earring?”.

“Oh its nothing says his friend quietly – pay it no mind”

However his friend is intrigued to know – this guy was always so straight so he leans closer and asks “seriously, how long have you been wearing an earring?”.

His friend sighs, puts down his work and turns to his friend and mutters quietly…. “since my wife found one in the glovebox of my car”.

We’re all guilty of pressing a friend for info when they didn’t really want to share i’m sure. What have you pressed and pressed to find out only to wish you hadn’t? Do tell….

GO! Check out the Friends and Friend’s Friends Picnic!

Posted on July 4th, 2008 by god

drumming at picnic 2004 in Regents Park

Arvind here back after a break from the online world.

It seems that summer has finally arrived in London, just in time for my annual picnic.

This is the 7th year that I will be holding my “Friends and Friend’s Friends” picnic /party in Regents Park, central London.

So if you are in London it will be great to see you! If you are not in London, here is my guide to organise your own friends and friend’s friends picnic.

For me this is a great way of celebrating friendships and keeping in touch with close friends & acquaintances. It is also a great way of meeting people and making new friends. At my annual picnic, I usually meet people who are 3 or 4 degrees removed from me.

The world is definitely getting smaller and perhaps we are now even more closely interconnected than implied by the principle of six degrees of separation.

How do you keep in touch with your friends?

What will you be doing this weekend to celebrate your friendships?

And which one person in the world would you most want to invite to your picnic?

Go! Smell the old friends and new predicaments!

Posted on May 31st, 2008 by Purple13


I drove down to Cambridge last night (friday) to pick up my two kids from their grandparents – a 2 hr 10 min drive on a good day.

When i arrived, I learnt that my old school friend had just taken over a pub in the next village, so after the kids were asleep, I drove down to pay a surprise visit and catch up on old times. We’ve not seen each other for over a year yet it was like yesterday.

Whilst catching up on events, he asked if i’d help him with a hog roast the next weekend at his pub – he’d overbooked himself and what had started as a small event for a few friends had evolved into a mini-steam rally with another friend bringing his trio of steam traction engines.

So here’s the dilemma – do i spend another weekend away from Mandy and the family and make a 250 mile round trip to help him out or do i not?

Old friends with all the old predicaments. He won’t mind if I can’t make it and isn’t expecting me but it would be nice to surprise him and help him get started with his new venture as a landlord.

What do you reckon and have any old friends put you in a similar predicament after a chance meeting? 

Go! Find Some Human Rights (and get lost in the linkage)

Posted on May 15th, 2008 by Blue Collar Goddess

gstf_humanrightsbadge3  Here’s an exact copy of the post I just put up at my GSTF Portal on Xanga for The Blue Collar Goddess —–>
 ”Bloggers Unite is an initiative designed to harness the power of the blogosphere to make the world a better place. By challenging bloggers to blog about a particular social cause on a single day, a single voice can be joined with thousands of others to help make a real positive difference; from raising awareness for cancer, to an effort to better education systems or support 3rd world countries.”

Let’s spend some time tomorrow with this cause and spread the word!

Find badges for your website HERE.  Or, you can make one yourself! [like yours truly did by snagging OUR flower and putting it on one of the badges that I found most appealing!]

If you choose to join up with the Bloggers, leave me a comment so people elsewhere can find you, and link up with you. 

Feel free to join the Go! Smell The Flowers blogring here at Xanga for more updates on worthwhile endeavors across the net and especially with us. <——- End o’ the blah-g at my place.

… and now, it’s here at OUR place!

Think y’all are up for what we tend to do best anyway?

Go! Smell Your Blog!

Posted on May 14th, 2008 by taylorblue

birthday cake

It’s my blog birthday today! Taylor’s Entertainment News has turned ONE!

I started up over a year ago with a little mom’s blog but it wasn’t doing very good and I was looking for success right away! I noticed I loved celebrity gossip…so that is how my celebrity blog came into being. I really sucked at the whole blog thing. But Jim And Em and Confessing were my first blog friends (and still are) and made me realize that they were just learning too.

In December I finally moved to my .com, where I have been hacked, and lost everything and had to rebuild again, twice!!! But I did it…I also work at two other celebrity gossip blogs so I keep busy.

How old is your blog?

GOod Vs. Great

Posted on March 26th, 2008 by Empress Nightshade

*Applause and crowd mayhem*

Right here, we are going to witness the most anticipated contest in blogsphere history.  For the Blog Idol Finalist of the world……                                                          

LLLLLet’s Get Ready to Ruuumble!

Fighting out of the green corner with 33 entries in the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary. Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce to you the word….GOod!

Good Fighter

And out of the yellow, with 1, 860,000,000 entries in the Google search engine.  Put your hands together for the often used adjective of the wooords……Great!

Great Fighter

*Ding, ding ding!*

Not too long ago, I took a mini vacation to Vegas.  I hadn’t been there in over three decades — my last visit being at the age of 12 for a church meeting.  Yeah, I know.  A church meeting in Vegas…what a waste!  Anyway, it was great to see Caesars Palace still standing (I cried), but I wasn’t thrilled to see the strain this vacation was putting on my pocketbook (I panicked!).  $13.00 for a half of glass of cheap wine?!  Oh, heck no!  Where is a flask when you need one?

My dwindling funds forced me to visit the restaurant close to my ‘off the Strip’ hotel.  It’s a name most of us are familiar with — Applebee’s.  While waiting for the hostess to unlock the door for business, I noticed a clingy in their window.  It read, “Great Food.  Good Friends.”  Hm.  That slogan struck me and brought on a barrage of thoughts and feelings.  Great food and Good friends — is that what I’m looking for?  What are the words ‘Good’ and ‘Great’, anyway and do they really make a difference in what I’m getting?

In reference to friendship, Good is defined by as ‘close, intimate and warm.’  For me, all of these are acceptable attributes when seeking a friend.  They are even acceptable in a mate of which I’m an expert at looking for. 8)’s definition of Great is of being ‘wonderful, first-rate and very good.  Wait.  Great is very good?  That means it’s of higher quality — it’s closer, more intimate and warmer than just a goodfriend.  So, is eating at Applebee’s with their Great food, but only Good friends doing myself an injustice? 

All of this, of course, is taking it to the extreme.  To get good friends at any restaurant is a god-send.  Combine that with great food and you’ve got a recipe for a memorable experience.  But, I wrote this to bring up a valuable point…

We often settle for what is brought before us.  Hold on a minute and let me turn that around — I often settle without seeking and reaching for greatness.   It is evident in the men I’ve chosen through my life and in the hoop-tie I call my car.  ‘Settling’ screams at me in the wine I drink (remember the cheap wine in Vegas?) and accepting the half-baked job my teenage son does with the dishes.  Accepting good over great when there was clearly a choice had become habit for me until I saw that clingy in the window.  It changed me.  I will no longer accept good over great.  I will demand first-rate when possible and know that I am worth every effort it took to make it that way.

How about you?  Are you accepting whatever is being handed to you even though you know you deserve better?  If so, then join me in creating a new slogan that reads ‘Great Friends. Great People.’  No longer will we be satisfied with the crumbs of the day…Bring On The Prime Rib!

Sitting there in Applebee’s pondering their slogan, I soon found them to be just as they had stated.  Their food was great and those who worked there would make good friends.  I went back a second time to find their slogan still held true. 

Now that I’m back home, I’m anxious to visit one here to try it out.  I wonder if the same clingy will be in their window.  If not, I’m leaving.

Told ya I’ve changed…..

Go Smell the flowery friends

Posted on March 21st, 2008 by A/C

Yes Today is Good Friday and my B’Day shhh dont tell  anyone…..

dancing-girl.gifYesterday I recieved a special surprise and although I am not going into details I did want to say thankyou, too the people involved and let you know how very touched I am…so to my friends I am sharing a little thing I was given a while ago, take what you need and remember if you can count the number of good friends on one hand you are the luckiest person in the world…. I feel blessed it takes me two hands


Did Anyone Ever Tell You, Just How Special You Are
The Light that You Emit Might even Light a Star

Did Anyone Ever Tell You How Important You Make Others Feel
Somebody out here is Smiling About Love that is so Real

Did Anyone Ever Tell You that Many Times When They were Sad
Your E-mail made Them Smile a bit In Fact It made Them Glad

For the Time You Spend Sending Things And Sharing whatever You Find
There are No Words to Thank You But Somebody, Thinks You’re Fine

Did Anyone Ever Tell You Just How Much They Like You
Well, My Dearest Friend Today I am Telling You

I believe that without a friend like you we are missing out on a lot!!!
Everyone needs a friend and I am pleased to have you as mine….



‘True’ Friendship – An Aussie Way! Well, here is a series of promises that actually speak of true friendship.

1. When you are sad – I will help you get drunk and plot revenge against
The sorry prat who made you sad.
2. When you are blue – I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.
3. When you smile – I will know you are plotting something that I must be involved in.
4. When you are scared – I will rag on you about it every chance I get.
5. When you are worried – I will tell you horrible stories about how much Worse it could be until you quit whining.
6. When you are confused – I will use little words.
7. When you are sick – Stay the hell away from me until you are well
Again. I don’t want whatever you have.
8. When you fall – I will point and laugh at your clumsy ass.
9. This is my oath…. I pledge it to the end. ‘Why?’ you may ask; ‘because you are my friend’.
Friendship is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it, But only you can feel the true warmth.

What the nicest thing a friend has done for you…..

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