Daily Prompt: Singular Sensation

 

Daily Prompt: Singular Sensation

If you could have a guarantee that one, specific person was reading your blog, who would you want that person to be? Why? What do you want to say to them? – From http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/daily-prompt-one/
It would be someone looking to hire me as a photographer. I would tell them how much I enjoy photography and show them portfolio. I would tell them that I taught myself photography.

Daily Prompt: Ripped from the Headlines

Daily Prompt: Ripped from the Headlines:

Click over to whatever website you visit most frequently to get news. Find the third headline on the page. Make sure that headline is in your post. – From http://dailypost.wordpress.com/

Last week, we had below zero temperatures with dangerous wind chills.

City Water Main Break Costs Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars

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How much will it cost for the city to repair the water main that broke in downtown Columbus last week?

The 24-inch water main broke near the intersection of North 4th Street and East Gay Street on Jan. 6.

The water main that supplied water to business and government buildings downtown was broken on what was quickly becoming the coldest night in years.

SLIDESHOW: Water Main Break Floods Downtown Streets

For drivers it was horribly inconvenient, and for walkers it was downright dangerous with frigid temperatures and wind chills that caused freezing problems.

Here’s what it will cost the city and thus the taxpayers:

Labor alone will cost about $11,000.

It was an all-hands-on-deck scenario and most of the city workers were on overtime. Fuel and equipment was just more than $11,000.

A new water main, plus the cost of filling it in and repairing the street will cost slightly more at just under $12,000.

In all, the break will cost about $34,000.

Fire and police department personnel were also there, but most of the cost comes from public utilities, which had everything pretty much back to normal in about 24 hours.

I often talk about how I wish I lived in an area where I could live and walk to work. If I had conditions like this, it would have been very difficult. Luckily, I didn’t have to drive that week. My car is 20 years old so I was dropped off. My area of town didn’t have any bad conditions to deal with.

Daily Prompt: Fast Forward

If you could fast forward to a specific date in the future, when would it be? - from http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/daily-prompt-forward/

March 20, 2014 – First day of Spring. I like Spring. The temperature is warm but not hot like summer. My favorite thing to do in the Spring is go to the zoo.

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I always like March because every year from 2005 – 2010 we traveled to Memphis, TN.

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Gibson Guitar Factory in Memphis, TN

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Beale Street

I miss going to Memphis. We probably won’t get to go there again. Our trips were to see my Dad and Memphis but he moved away many years ago and he is retiring in March. He will no longer have a need to take trips there.

Fado Irish Pub

We were shopping at Easton Town Center and decided to try Fado Irish Pub. Since I would love to visit Ireland someday, I have always wanted to check this place out. They are located at 4022 Townsfair Way Columbus, OH 43219 in Easton Town Center across the street from Barnes and Noble and Easton Hilton.

Fish and Chips is amazing. I ordered a half order and it was plenty for me.

I hope to visit them again soon.

For more information on Fado Irish Pub, visit : http://www.fadoirishpub.com/columbus/home

Places in Ireland I would like to visit

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Cliffs of Moher from Wikimedia Commons

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City of Cork from Wikimedia Commons

Cities in Ireland I would like to visit some day:

  • Killarney
  • Galway
  • Cork
  • Dublin

Places I would like to go while in Ireland:

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Giant’s Causeway

I am sure this list will get longer. I doubt I could ever go since it is in the $1,000s to fly there. But it is still fun to dream.

December Daily

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I made a challenge of things to post about in December

  • Favorite Christmas Cookie
  • Favorite Christmas Memory
  • Something that was on your Christmas wish list as a kid
  • Your Christmas wish list now
  • Your Christmas Tree
  • Favorite Christmas Decoration
  • Favorite Christmas candy/candies
  • Dream Christmas location
  • Favorite Christmas TV Show/Movie
  • Christmas tradition growing up
  • Christmas tradition now
  • Favorite Christmas song(s)
  • Favorite place to shop for Christmas
  • Recipe for a dish you want to serve at Christmas dinner
  • Photos of your Christmas dinner
  • Photos of family opening presents
  • Keep track of what you get for Christmas so you can thank everyone
  • New Years Resolutions

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a phenomenal actor

Jonathan In Dracula

I was watching the second episode of Dracula called A Whiff of Sulfur where Dracula was risen by Abraham Van Helsing. I remember thinking, “Is that him?” You could not tell it was him. Yes. I know the point of acting is not appearing as oneself but sometimes you can still tell who it is. His acting was so phenomenal that you could not tell it was him.

I should also mention 6 Souls (Shelter). Jonathan played someone with multiple personalities: Adam color blind; David a gentle person confined to a wheelchair; Wesley a frontman for a band who committed suicide. To play someone with many accents and personalities is another reason why he is a phenomenal actor.

Jonathan is amazing in August Rush and Match Point  as well.