Thursday pages 18.9.14

dog 6.8.14

 

This gal above is one of a gang of hoodlums that protect our neighbourhood during nights and often drive us nuts by keeping us awake the whole night through!

 

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Have a wonderful weekend and time ahead my dear friends, wish you a fabulous time ahead.

lots of love.

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The Thursday posts are in their usual places,

sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com; coloursandwordswaltz.wordpress.com; etherealheights.wordpress.com; etherealpaints.wordpress.com; earthinbw.wordpress.com; magicthought.wordpress.com; mycybernovels.wordpress.com; andidreamed.wordpress.com; wingofdreams.wordpress.com

 

andidreamed.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/thursday-stories-18-9-14/

mycybernovels.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/musegames-on-wednesdays-17-9-14/

mycybernovels.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/thursday-scribbling-18-9-14/

magicthought.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/musegames-on-wednesdays-17-9-14/

magicthought.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/thursday-thoughts-18-9-14/

mydomainpvt.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/thursday-pages-18-9-14/

earthinbw.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/friday-fury-19-9-14/

earthinbw.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/thursday-blog-18-9-14/

etherealpaints.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/the-thursday-post-critiques-18-9-14/

etherealheights.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/thursday-seven-18-9-14/

coloursandwordswaltz.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/thursday-pedagogy-18-9-14/

sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/thursday-paints-18-9-14/

wingofdreams.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/thursday-fun-n-frolics-18-9-14/

daintypetals.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/Thursday-rhymes-18-9-14/

daintypetals.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/Thursday-bouquet-18-9-14/

 

Love and hugs.

 

FB page n profile

the thursday post critique’s story is up in etherealpaints.wordpress.com

TTPC

check out etherealpaints.wordpress.com the new home for my whimsical blog etherealheights.wordpress.com for the post, the Thursday post critiques – the post is there, even if it is not in your “blogs I follow” list :)

I have shared a story this week, hope it is a flash fiction! Let me know if it is or not! If it is then is it good or bad? If no then what is it lacking?

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July

fire lotuses 17.5.14

Its the month of Lotuses
and the month of daisies
both speak of purity
both speak of beauty.
Embrace their beauty divine
let your heart shine…
with happiness and love.
Wish you a joyful july.

ILU WORDPRESS

Yesterday when I was reading the comments about the glitch in wordpress something struck me.

There is no second thought about it, that wordpress is the best site for people who love to create- write, paint and share it with people who have time enough to read them and express their opinion. Sometimes become the very best friends.

Now, why is WordPress my favorite website?

I have tried MSN and Blogspot before. A gang of psychopaths from my real life troll me everywhere, i have with great disappointment discovered that they are very expert in google based things. My cellphone is saying the same thing because it is run by gmail based operating system. That is why I have stopped using internet on that, do it only to use the gmail account, answer mails and write mails.

MSN’s website’s problem was they did not allow you to moderate the comments or block someone (This feature will be very useful in wordpress- blocking someone, we can block a person from our reader I know that, but can we block that person from reading us? like FB allows, I dont think so!). So in MSN these trolls drove me nuts, they used to write ravings in my blogs, from up to down, especially three insane women and a man, i still remember their names seven years later. Finally I had enough and moved on to blogspot, there an uglier surprise was waiting for me. For two or more years I kept signing in, writing the blogs, everything was normal, then I realized one fine day that I was signing into some fake page created by those trolls, they were totally controlling my websites i was their creative slave. One fine day all the sites with email id became out of access.

After that I totally stopped using blogspot and google based things, use only that one gmail account and of-course its search engine. That is enough for me! For the rest of my life.

Facebook- well it is downright boring but if you want to brazenly publicize, you can use it. That is what I am about to do with it. There everyone writes, no one reads, forming new friends of my wavelength? Will see.

Why I love wordpress?

1. In all these years I have not been bothered by trolls. I dont believe they have not been trying, its just they cant penetrate the safety wall here i believe.

2. The best type of people are connected with wordpress, I have made so many friends here. True friends :)

3. I love its hassle free design, it is so easy to share your works the way you want, and it gets loaded so easily.

4. After MSN wordpress gave me the courage to keep writing and painting, sharing it with others, and gave me the wing and occupation to pass my too many hours! I cant imagine my days without wordpress.

Thank you wordpress pixies :)

and my wordpress friends- love you love you love you and love you.

a word for my friends

A LOT OF MY FRIENDS HAVE PUBLISHED THEIR WORKS.

 

They have been more than just my friends, casual friends. My relationship with them has been far more fulfilling from my end, this is the least I can do to give a boost to their dreams. Like they have done with mine, for years, reading my works, lavishly complimenting them.

 

Thanks and all the best!

 

By the way it is open for all my friends, if you want to flaunt something you have created, accomplished do let me know. my facebook page will be the best spot, just go there leave a message, it is open to everyone.

 

http://www.facebook.com/sermistabasu

 

 

 

 

going for self publishing

Oh yes!

I am going for self publishing. The decision is made. I was already determined to publish a book of haiku+seven and a book of free form poetries. Courtsey Jukepop I will publish two books of short stories too. Before 2015 they will be out.

Enough fiddling around!

Honestly the thought that made me change my mind is my revered poet Tagore, all of a sudden I remembered that almost all of his poems were self-published in a press run by him if I am not wrong, at-least they were kept alive by that press till date, before the government got greedy by their selling and gave the copyright to everyone.

So, if Tagore has not self published I can have million rupee bet that most of his poems would have lost that “straight from heart” touch.

Thank God he did.

Monday Morning interview w J.Ojanpera, The author of “Watch”

 

Q1 why do you write?

I write for a few reasons. The first is an innate desire to do so. I feel like my words are restless when they stay inside of me, and I have to let them out. The second is that it has been my dream to be a writer since my early teens. The third has to do with opportunity. After having been an ironworker for over twelve years, and sustaining multiple injuries, I found myself in a position to choose a different course for my life. I decided to go for my dream of becoming a full time writer. I started with freelance journalism, and have since branched out into all kinds of other areas. Diversity is very necessary.

Q2 what is the main inspiration behind your book/s?

I have only published one book so far. It is a poetry anthology of different forms and different topics. Poetry comes easy for me, so it seemed like a natural first step for me as far as publishing goes. My inspiration comes from my heart; from a place that never runs out of things to write.

Q3 what effect did it have on you and what effect do you hope it will have on your readers?

Publishing my first book was a little scary. Writing the content was easy, but actually choosing what goes into such a final thing is a daunting task. I was very nervous when I hit the ‘publish’ button, knowing it was out there for anyone to see. I hope my readers see my heart in the pages of the book. I want them to feel love, pain, fear and all of the emotion that went into the writing of my poetry.

Q4 what do you have to tell to wannabe writers?

I would say to a wannabe writer that it is a very crowded room. There are millions of people vying for a few spots atop the writing world. My main advice is to know that it takes time to learn the craft, and it takes even longer to build a substantial audience. I believe that there are many brilliant writers out there that may never be noticed because of how the industry works. Some of the most famous writers of our time have been rejected multiple times and nearly passed over. If you decide to embark on a writing career, be sure to have sufficient income while you are learning, and by all means test the market in every way you can; writing contests, blogging and any other medium to get your words in front of readers. It should definitely be a long term goal to save the heartbreak of learning just how difficult the industry is.

 

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You can get his work here or contact Johnny in his blog Johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com, which I assure you is a blog worth daily visits, it is filled with fantastic poems, photographs and his works.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Watch-Poetry-Jonathan-Ojanpera/dp/0692216146/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407073445&sr=8-1&keywords=the+watch+jonathan+ojanpera

 

All the best Johnny!

 

It’s a beautiful world

raindrop on leave 10.9.14 2

 

Its a beautiful world

every breath you inhale or exhale

is full of promises

look around you and let your spirits soar

the worldly worries can wait

for a minute or two

they wont be leaving you alone

even if you drop down on your knees and beg

so let them wait

and look around you

feel this amazing earth

in its full splendour

now your heart is ready

to meet those smile robbers

let em come!

 

poetry DP

BRAGBOX N TIPS

Hey…WILL YOU HELP ME ON SORTING OUT 100 OR SO POEMS/WORKS THAT I CAN COMPILE IN ONE/MULTIPLE EBOOKS?

No, you wont have to pick 100 of my works that you wont mind buying as an ebook, only few will be enough, as they will vary from one friend to the other i will get my hundred.

Apart from that, can you suggest how many should be compiled together for one book and how much will I name as price?

puhleeeeeeez…

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JUKEPOPSERIALS BULLETIN-

 

Thanks a million times jukepop for allowing me to gloat a little over my stories, my totally neglected works, I invested most of my energy on my poems and paintings because my stories did not get any readers at all. But my opinion changed after joining jukepop.

 

God bless its admin for opening the blogs. All my four stories are still hanging in their top 30 of september. They will eventually slip out because the writers there are absolute groupies, they dont waste a single second outside their union :) but if i can do something in THAT ENVIRONMENT then I have every right to gloat a lot!

 

so forgive my gloating- the last time i checked, that is on 10th night their positions were:

 

The tower- 9

The strange island – 6

Harmony – 22

Honeytrap – 23

 

My first story The Tower –

https://www.jukepop.com/home/read/4601

  

second story :) The strange island  

https://www.jukepop.com/home/read/4639

 

 Third story- Harmony  

https://www.jukepop.com/home/read/4675

 

Fourth story : Gateway to hell- I keep forgetting to add its URL but hey, if anyone is going there, which I dont think is because I dont see any votes spilling there :) but in case you do you will be able to find the story if you can access one of the stories. 

<strong>Sorry for the misinformation, You will have to become a member before you read the stories, or else it will be a hunting ground for plagiarists i believe. So, if you love to read stories you can join, if you want to write stories and get them tested by “no nonsense” writers join, if you love to spend your extra money with poor, hungry writers join!</strong>

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SMASHWORDS BULLETIN

After initial testing and downloading their guideline to get the ebook ready for being published I gave up! It is impossible to follow that guideline. I am not an expert in formatting such things.

Spending 40 dollars to get a book published… well its a tough game for me. So if I can manage to handle their formatting demands then it is ok or else sorry for me. :)

in case you are in smashwords, or you are interested to take a peek, here is my interview-

https://www.smashwords.com/interview/sermistabasu

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POTHI.COM and instascribe

On the hold for present
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Wattpad
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Have joined Wattpad, sounded interesting and useful, will let you know about my experiences. In case you are there, my profile there is:

http://www.wattpad.com/user/sharmishthabasu

Monday morning interviews 8.9.14 – Charles W Martin

A book or two to go with your sunday morning coffee cup- In all my years of blogging in wordpress I have come across some amazing writers, some of them have published their own books, one of such writer is my friend Charles W Martin, honestly, he is one of the best poets I have come across, you can check out his wordpress blog if you dont believe me, if you love poetry you will thank me (slpmartin.wordpress.com).

Here is an interview’s excerpts, and the detail of his three published books.

When did you start blogging and what inspired you to do so?

I started blogging in January of 2010 as a means of sharing my first collection of poems Read Between the Minds. The book had been illustrated by my college friends and I wanted to share their art as well as my poetry. My friend John (http://everchangingperspective.com/) was the one who suggested blogging as a means of accomplishing those goals. I must admit that I had no intention in the beginning to publish a poem a day for such an extend period of time.

Is there a particular person who inspired the character “Aunt Bea?” If so who and why?

Aunt Bea, my mother twin sister, represents all six of the aunts, my mother, and grandmother. Aunt Bea’s voice is one I’ve heard almost every day of my life. The poems are family observations, lessons, and advice given to me and every other family member who had the good sense to listen. Her homespun philosophy most likely will not be found in any collegiate textbooks or for that matter in any local town crier newspaper catering to city dwellers. Indeed, she has a different way of viewing the world– a bit old fashion, sassy, and steely at times but a viewpoint which has engaged my imagination and heart.

You have developed your own special style, spare and pungent. How did it evolve?

I began studying and writing poetry in high school. Since my high school English teacher, Mrs Wills, was quite traditional, she insisted that I study and practice the various forms of poetry before ever attempting to develop my own style. During my collegiate years, I continued to write and study poetry, sitting in on graduate writing classes whenever I could work them into my professional coursework. While at university, I also had an opportunity to mentored some by Quincy Troupe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quincy_Troupe) …not that I was all that talented at that stage but he did lived in the same building complex and was willing to share some of his insights with me about the creative process. Perhaps, Dr. Floyd Gaffney (http://theatre.ucsd.edu/people/faculty/InMemoriam/FGaffney/index.html ) was one of the key people who encouraged me to find my own voice with my writing…he was a true mentor to many students throughout his academic career. It was during this period that I began to explore my own voice in terms of writing style: something, that I continue to do… as I suspect all writers do.

What are your plans for the future, now that you have two books out?

Actually, I have three books out, two of just my own work (The Hawk Chronicles {http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=node%3D10248&field-keywords=hawk+chronicles&rh=n%3A10248%2Ck%3Ahawk+chronicles } and Bea in Your Bonnet: First Sting { http://www.amazon.com/Bea-Your-Bonnet-First-Sting/dp/1304002764/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407528878&sr=1-3}) , and another duel poetry book with River Maria Urke (when spirits touch).
The next major project will most likely be an ebook with audio recordings to accompany the poems. Like those poets who have proceded me, I am motivated by a desire to bring about the social changes necessary to enhance the quality of life for those around me and around the world and to give voice to those who cannot speak for themselves.

What suggestions do you have for beginning writers?

That’s always a difficult question because each individual develops their own voice through diverse processes. Exposure to other writers is always a good starting point to setup a foundation, but one must do more than mimic someone’s style to be a good writer. The writer has to tap into their unique perspective of the world and not compromise to appease others. Charles Bukowski said it best in his poem “so you want to be a writer?”…that poem says it all to me about the becoming a writer and I keep it near my computer to remind me about that aspect of writing.

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This interview is in my facebook page too, you can check it out there too, whether you are in FB or not, it opens everywhere :) http://www.facebook.com/sermistabasu
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some other stories in other blogs

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JULY JOYS 13.7.14
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drooping leaves
making you feel
that you lost it
first touch of rain
and the leaves perk up
glistening with health
that is joy.

all day you tried
to wrap her body
around the stick
it stubbornly refused
morning came
there it was all wrapped up
reaching upwards.

IF MY STORIES INTRIGUES YOU, THEN YOU CAN CHECK OUT THESE PAGES TOO :)

earthinbw.wordpress.com/a-little-bunch-of-stories/
magicthought.wordpress.com/long-stories-collection/
magicthought.wordpress.com/special-short-stories-collection/
etherealpaints.wordpress.com/some-long-stories
wingofdreams.wordpress.com/long-stories/
wingofdreams.wordpress.com/long-stories/guilty-soul/

Whazzup wordpress???????

The “BLIP BLIP BLOOP” Has become a nightmare!

 

What are you doing with the posting experience dearies? It is driving us nuts! It is totally screwing up things. Please revert back to the old, no this one is not improved! that one was far better when it came to posting things and getting the desired effects.

 

Anyone else having problems- too many of them during posting?

 

Do share!

my recent posts and wordpress blogs

AD

In case you are not familiar with this theme of WordPress and are looking for my latest posts please check the column on right side of the post.

I often have one or more sticky posts that stay frigid while i keep adding fresh posts, sometimes my friends too get confused :)

Sharmishtha Basu

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the list of my blogs in wordpress:

1. Sharmishtha Basu’s Poetries: http://mydomainpvt.wordpress.com : Mainly Poetries.
2. Ethereal heights: http://etherealheights.wordpress.com- Celebrating peace and beauty.
3. Earth in black and white: http://earthinbw.wordpress.com – The real world.
4. Colours and words waltz: http://coloursandwordswaltz.wordpress.com – poetry and paintings.
5. Sharmishtha Basu : http://sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com : My haiku, piku, lanturne, tanka blog.

PARTIALLY HIDDEN BLOGS:

1. Daintypetals: http://daintypetals.wordpress.com – portfolio blog- no rigid contents.
2. And I dreamed….: http://andidreamed.wordpress.com – portfolio blog – again, no rigid contents.
3. wing of dreams ….: http://wingofdreams.wordpress.com – a blog mostly for fun
4. ethereal paints ….: http://etherealpaints.wordpress.com – mostly stories
5. Thoughts: http://magicthought.wordpress.com : Stories mainly.
6. My cyber novels: http://mycybernovels.wordpress.com : novel, long stories, musings, cartoons etc
7. Window to my soul : http://window2mysoul.wordpress.com : mainly form poetry

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FB page n profile

and in case you dont already know, i have joined facebook this february and my address there is facebook.com/sermistabasu (my page- this page is accessible to all, you dont have to open facebook to read it)- my doors are always open for friends. I will be glad to see you there, and if you notice something odd do let me know.

A friend of mine almost gave me a heart attack when he told me that he was seeing my facebook account, and congratulated me on my kid… then he said that that account had the same address as mine only there was a slash in place of dot. So, please- my FB profile contains a very common photo of mine, a lot of you might have seen it with my blogs, in signatures.

To make things more clearer, I will share the picture, photograph here, I used this picture there too.

Please do confirm with me if you have any confusion…

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THOSE WHO HONOUR ME WITH AWARDS-

YOUR KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY WORKS AS AN INSPIRATION, A WIND BENEATH MY CREATIVE WINGS BUT I FEEL REALLY SHY TO SHOW OFF AWARDS IN MY BLOGS, I FEEL SELF CONSCIOUS AND VAIN. SO EVEN THOUGH EVERY ONE OF THEM MAKES ME FEEL LIKE A QUEEN PLEASE FORGIVE MY INCAPABILITY TO SHOW THEM OFF!

GOD BLESS YOUR NOBLE, SWEET SOUL THAT LOVES THIS HUMBLE BLOG AND ITS CONTENTS. YOUR COMMENTS ARE MY GREATEST REWARDS AND YOUR FRIENDSHIP TRUE TREASURE.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH MY SWEET FRIENDS FOR HONOURING.

THERE IS ANOTHER THING TOO- A LOT OF MY FRIENDS REBLOG MY WORKS, THAT REALLY HONOURS THOSE SILLY WORKS GREATLY, BUT, FOR SOME MYSTERIOUS REASON (OR MY LIMITED CAPACITY INTERNET CONNECTION), IN PAST WHEN I TRIED TO REBLOG THE WORKS OF MY FRIENDS MY INTERNET CONNECTION BECAME REALLY, MISERABLY SLOW. SO, I KNOW YOU DONT DO IT FOR PUBLICITY, HOPING FOR RETURN OF THE KINDNESS BUT IT MAKES ME FEEL A LITTLE SAD, GUILTY THAT I CANT RETURN YOUR PRICELESS FAVOR.

HOPE YOU CAN FORGIVE IT!

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hiding some more blogs partially

Hiding some of my blogs partially.

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AS YOU ALL KNOW, I HAVE PROMISED MYSELF THAT I WILL GIVE MY WORKS A CHANCE TO GET PUBLISHED, NOW WITH TWELVE RUNNING BLOGS THAT BECOMES TOUGH, SO I HAVE ALREADY HIDDEN TWO OF MY BLOGS, FOUR MORE WILL FOLLOW.

I HAVE CHOSEN THOSE BLOGS WHICH READERS DONT LIKE MUCH. :)

http://window2mysoul.wordpress.com

http://etherealpaints.wordpress.com

http://daintypetals.wordpress.com

http://andidreamed.wordpress.com

http://wingofdreams.wordpress.com

http://mycybernovels.wordpress.com

http://magicthought.wordpress.com

I HAVE LEFT SOME STUFFS TO READ, YOU CAN READ THEM, IF YOU WANT MORE YOU CAN CHECK OUT THESE BLOGS:

http://sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com

http://earthinbw.wordpress.com

http://etherealheights.wordpress.com

http://coloursandwordswaltz.wordpress.com

http://mydomainpvt.wordpress.com

or my fb page http://www.facebook.com/sermistabasu its open to every one.

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Thursday pages 11.9.14

mongoose FS 7.9.14 2.3

 

Last sunday, i.e. on 7th sep I was trying to take a shot of some clouds in the sky when this guy showed up on the boundary wall.

I tried frantically to get a shot, to my utter surprise s/he stopped. At first she looked at me, full glance and then took a step or two forth to understand what i was doing.

You can see that s/he stayed there too, for a while allowing me to take the shot then changing his/her mind went away, not in a hurry, casually.

his/her curiosity was my absolute gain :)

Thanks lil fella.

 

 

mongoose FS 7.9.14 1.3

 

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Have a wonderful weekend and time ahead my dear friends, wish you a fabulous time ahead.

 

lots of love.

 

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The Thursday posts  are in their usual places,

sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com; coloursandwordswaltz.wordpress.com; etherealheights.wordpress.com; etherealpaints.wordpress.com; earthinbw.wordpress.com; magicthought.wordpress.com; mycybernovels.wordpress.com; andidreamed.wordpress.com; wingofdreams.wordpress.com

 

andidreamed.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/thursday-stories-11-9-14/

mycybernovels.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/musegames-on-wednesdays-10-9-14/

mycybernovels.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/thursday-scribbling-11-9-14/

magicthought.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/musegames-on-wednesdays-10-9-14/

magicthought.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/thursday-thoughts-11-9-14/

mydomainpvt.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/thursday-pages-11-9-14/

earthinbw.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/friday-fury-12-9-14/

earthinbw.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/thursday-blog-11-9-14/

etherealpaints.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/the-thursday-post-critiques-11-9-14/

etherealheights.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/thursday-seven-11-9-14/

coloursandwordswaltz.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/thursday-pedagogy-11-9-14/

sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/thursday-paints-11-9-14/

wingofdreams.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/thursday-fun-n-frolics-11-9-14/