Friday, June 17, 2011
The Award... and a Lightbulb Moment
This is the oldest known still-burning lightbulb [see article below]... yeah, so too bad we have a disposable consumer society...
After midnight yowls and purrs, my slick and perfectly silky Pussycats... somewhat rainy on the tame prairie, and overcast today with nice temps... oh, the nearly full moon was absolutely gorgeous last night, so truly magical in the dark sky.
The rules of this award are
1. You link to the person who sent it to you. THANK YOU! To author, Bree Younger.
2. You list seven random facts about yourself. Hmmm... seven random facts... that is a tough one for this Big Cat. She likes to keep certain things private, and she’s not all that interesting these days.
a. My closest neighbors on the tame prairie are cows. Oh, except for all the wildlife critters.
b. I once traveled to Caracas, Venezuela, where I got a good dose of Latin culture, and ate black beans for the first time... luv them!
c. I once met William Katt, star of the TV Show, “The Greatest American Hero” [1981-83]. Interesting to me, since I love Perry Mason, is that he is the son of Barbara Hale, who starred as Della Street, Perry Mason’s secretary.
d. Long, long ago, I had the best horse in the world, and she could run like the wind. Her name was Pride. I didn’t name her, but it turned out to be the perfect name for her.
e. What I wouldn’t give for a REAL chocolate malt made with organic ingredients from happy cows.
f. I not so secretly wish I could become a Robin Hood for these times.
g. I can throw overhand as good as about any guy... yeah, even now.
3. The Kougaress is passing this award to anyone who wants it... have fun!
...and a Lightbulb Moment
The World's Oldest Light Bulb Has Been On for 110 Years
By ERICA HO – Thu Jun 16, 12:00 pm ET
How many people does it take to change this light bulb? None.
On June 18, the oldest-known working light bulb in the world will celebrate the 110th year it has burned bright. The bulb, which hangs idly about in a fire station in Livermore, California, holds the Guinness World Record.
However, it's not clear how this particular bulb has been glowing since it was installed in 1901. Lynn Owens, who is in charge of the light bulb centennial committee, says, "Nobody knows how it's possible. It is a 60-watt bulb and it's only turned on for about four watts, but nobody knows why it keeps burning... We've had scientists from all over the country look at this light bulb."
Not that the bulb's shiny record is perfect. It has endured some initial glitches in 1901, a fraught week in 1937 and some random power outages all the way up to 1970s. Originally donated to the fire station, the bulb was actually designed by Adolphe Chailet, who - get this - originally competed with Thomas Edison to make the best light bulb in town.
Now I'm not sure if Edison would be proud or rolling in his grave, but one thing's for sure: let's hope no one hits the power switch on the way out of the door on this bulb.
View this article on Time.com
Big Cat by-the-numbers ~
4:44 am... 12:12 pm... 3:33 pm... 12:12 am... lightbulb moments will be increasing dramatically...
Authoress news and mews ~
So, the Kougar updated her author page at Amazon, at the inspiration of erotic romance author, Serena Shay, who has a new release, A MAGICAL RETURN, coming out on June 20, this MONDAY.
At this point, the Kougar has added her blog to the Amazon page... even though she does address controversial subjects... so, we’ll see...?
Featured at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS ~
An Interview with Rhonda L. Print
Hey there all of our fabulous Shapeshifter Seduction readers, please help me welcome today's guest, Rhonda L. Print!
Rhonda's here today to tell us a little bit about herself and to give usa peek at Nightwalker, her upcoming SINS series novel. Don't miss out on the sexy excerpt at the bottom of the interview!
Featured at ROMANCE WRITERS BEHAVING BADLY ~
13 Things that Could Happen If...
by Kayelle Allen
13 Things that Could Happen If
The Power Went Out
Wednesday there were massive and powerful thunderstorms in my part of Georgia. We had power outages that came and went for about six hours. It was like being a termite in a yoyo. You never knew what was coming (or going) next.
Featured at Fairies, Dragons, and Spaceships
~ faeriesdragonsspaceships.blogspot.com/2011/06/guest-blogger-melissa-jarvis.html ~
Guest Blogger! Melissa Jarvis
TIME TRAVEL: OR WHY KISSING THE WRONG GUY COULD END THE WORLD
The possibility of time travel is extremely enticing and has sparked imaginations for centuries. Imagine being a Civil War buff and watching the Battle of Gettysburg in person. Or having a passion for Elizabethan England and meeting the Queen in person. Or going back and warning the President about Pearl Harbor. Or waltzing the night away with a Regency Lord in those amazingly tight pants. Whoops, those are some of my fantasies.
BIG CAT SAD WARNING ~
My darlings, please, if you are in the military, or know anyone who is... please, please, please do anything and everything to get out. NOW!!! The Middle East kinetic actions in that region of the world, and in Africa, will become a killing field. Most of you are marked for slaughter, in part, as a way to begin WWIII. If you want to make a difference for our most beloved country, form local groups that will protect our borders and our coasts.
The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
~ Happy Summer-Cruisin' June ~
~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~
And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...
Lightbulb Moment kisses from the Kougar...