Friday, December 18, 2009

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I strung up some Christmas lights for you to enjoy! Hmmm... I wonder what's happening at that Global Warming summit? I know! Let's ask Michelle Malkin!

With 2009 rapidly coming to a close, it's time to begin preparing my annual list of the "Hottest Blogging Babes" - THIS year, we will have 12 of them, instead of 10! Why? 12 Months in a year. THINK Calendar! I'm going to put together a blogging calendar featuring the 12 Babes of 2010! To the left you see one of the stunning new pictures of French blogger/rapper Gen-Si. I've been following her blog since it began, it's a great look at how an artist launches a career. And speaking of artists, I've noticed some blogs feature a "Music Video Monday" so I've decided to initiate my own version featuring some of the artists I've befriended over the last couple of years, plus some of my all-time favourites! has just partnered with Google so that bloggers on the blogspot platform can incorporate amazon adverts into blogposts! Great idea, right? Yeah, BUT it looks like it was set up only for folks on the So-called "new" blogger template system - y'know the one with the widgets - and of course, I love and swear by the OLD template format. So I stuimbled across a way old formatees like me can avail themselves of widgetmania! I'm not gonna tell you how I did it right now, but I promise that I will in another post in the near future!

Promises, promises... do you keep the ones you've made? I've gotten some feedback from the two most recent articels I posted about the BBC-TV series "Merlin." One about Angel Coulby's role as Guinevere (the REAL "first black princess") and the other about Merlin setting the Dragon free. Merlin made a promise to the dragon that he would someday cut the chains that held the beast. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the TV audience would get to see this happen, at least maybe not until, say the 4th or 5th season? After my "dragon post" I began to realize that this particular episode is really a "teaching / learning experience" - we ALL have our own personal dragons that we deal with - is it possible we could one day set them free? The timing of the episode and the teaser for the next are quite thrilling to behold because the teaser portrays disaster, the kind one might expect when one "sets their dragon free." I've noticed in previous episodes that the writing has more depth and innuendo to it than might initially meet the eye. But that's what makes any good TV show a great show - the writing! That's what made Stargate and Seinfeld and the original Star Trek so endearing. Call them life-lessons, morality plays or whatever, they show us sides of ourselves that are sometimes humourous, sometimes serendipitous and other times downright pitiful!

There are 42 million Internet users (29,6% of total population) in Russia according to the latest Public Opinion Foundation research [Google Translation ENG]. This is 2 million more compared to the Summer of 2009. is a pioneer of music social networks in Russia. Ikra currently consists of about 6,500 members and offers various forms of communications for fans including blogs, forums and different options to share music, pictures and videos.
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