Joyanna Adams

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Nobody Cares About My Day At Wal-Marts

Nobody Cares–

This little video pretty much sums up my day.

Like many people, I wait to the last day almost to get Christmas presents, so today, I told myself, that all my usual daily chores would just have to forget it. (Including my afternoon post) I had to get out of the house and just go do it, and I had one item on the list that was the most important…of course it was for me. :)

Not many people know, and I’m sure NOBODY really cares, that for the last few years, there is one thing I like to do for a few of my friends—I make a video of me singing some song that I know they like. They all pretend and are very nice when they get them, but I’m sure they’d rather have money—- WHICH is why, I’m glad they live far away in other states.

Yesterday, I did managed to record a video of me playing Moonlight Sonata in the dark, with my cool special effects, consisting of that electric lamp that shoots off lighting in a globe that I bought last year at the mall, and you can hardly see me. I really love that fact. I put in a candle for special effects, because frankly, I do not have Steven Spielberg’s number, OR Taylor Dane’s makeup lady. Of course, Murphy has a law that if anything can break at the last minute, it will, and that’s exactly what happened. My old Sony Camera Broke. Poof. $445, I paid for that sucker and it has always given me troubles. You had to put a little disc in it.

I have a thing about camera’s. I never read the directions, therefore I’m always cussing at them.

I STILL have my family’s old 8mm camera down in my basement. I also have two very big JVC camera’s that cost over $1,000, and the battery pack alone would give you a heat stroke. Somewhere in the 1970’s the Japanese camera people got serious. The camera’s became smaller and smaller, and every year, you had to learn something new.

Anyway, being as I always want the best bargains at the best price, I had to go ALL over the county: God forbid I buy something and I could have gotten it cheaper some place else.

I went at this marathon in this order: Office Depot, (Nope) Office Max, (Nope) Best Buy (Nope) Target (Nope), Office Depot, (Nope) Target (Nope) Wal-Mart..WAIT…Yes! I found one!

Unfortunately  it was at that Wal-Mart that has mostly Ferguson attendee’s and there I was, standing in line, waiting to be served. As she finished the transaction behind the counter, she saw me, waiting there for her, and so…she turned around and went over to some other guy…sigh. I am NOT one to back down. I followed her, and then I walked right up to her and said.

“I want this camera but you have to get it, it’s locked up.” What could she do? Michelle Obama was the first lady. She, on the other hand— She actually WORKED there. This white women was NOT going to leave her alone. So, she looked, and they were….out.

Sigh.

Forty miles to the next Wal-Mart. At this one I got a white girl, who also said, “We are out.”

“Can you call another store and find it?” I asked. I pictured having to drive to Kansas City.

“No, we don’t do that. They wouldn’t answer anyway.”

Back in the car, to the NEXT Wal-Mart, which was another 30 miles. Luckily, I got a manager who had the bad misfortune of being in the camera department. He was nice, and actually called another store (He didn’t have it either) but….he had…NINE of these camera’s

That was another 35 miles. Of course, I got lost.

Okay, GREAT! I have a camera, and I’m finally going to read the directions. Just do it. But it’s just a small little bitty thing, and it says: turn it one, put the plug in here. That’s about it. It was saying to me, “IF you are over 34 do NOT even buy this. Everybody in the universe knows this stuff.”

Don’t get me wrong. I’m pretty happy so far because you can fit the darn thing in the palm of your hand. Tonight I downloaded the manual…all 3,203 pages of it.

I might not make it by Christmas.

To top off the day, I did hear King Obama come out and ostracized Sony more than Kim Jung Un, and apologize to Castro, and say that race relations are better now than when he became President, and that he will deal with all problems, but not now. When he feels like it. He’s going to Hawaii, and then when he comes back, he will go on being King.

So tonight….you know what I’m really thankful for?

I was NOT the cameraman that had to film Obama’s speech today. I don’t care how much that camera cost, I might have thrown it on the floor.

So enjoy this video with me. It’s calming, it’s cute. It’s…..

Reminds me to have a shot of tequila.

December 20, 2014 Posted by | Life, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Nobody’s Email: Fly Geyser

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Since I like to post something on Sunday which are uplifting or beautiful in nature, I was surprise to see this; Fly Geyser, in Nevada.

John Travolta should have visited instead of the largest rubber band ball on his way to Chicago.

It really is beautiful, isn’t it?

Enjoy!

(Thanks to JR)


They could be pictures of another planet or the set of a science fiction movie. But it is in fact an amazing phenomenon created by accident in the middle of the Nevada Desert . The otherworldly images show Fly Geyser, a little-known attraction described as one of the most beautiful sights in the state. Located 20 miles north of Gerlach, in Washoe County , it was accidentally created in 1916 during well drilling. The geothermically heated pack of water found a weak spot in the wall in the 1960s and began escaping, creating a geyser. Over the years, dissolved minerals created the mound that water now spews up to five metres from. The geyser contains several terraces discharging water into 30 to 40 pools over an area of 30 hectares (74 acres). Multi-coloured: The rainbow effect is created by minerals in the water reacting with oxygen in the air. These ponds are forming an ecosystem, with small fish and birds such as swans and mallards enjoying the geyser. David Jamison, who gives tours to the geyser said: ‘I’d like to see more people be able to enjoy it. ‘When I saw it for the first time it wasn’t this big. This whole area’s kind of magic, there’s no airplanes here or cars. It’s just peaceful and quiet, all these beautiful mountains around. And the sound of the water.’ Fly Geyser is located on private land and is locked behind a closed gate and a fence topped with barbed wire. It is rarely open to the public but can be viewed from the road.

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December 14, 2014 Posted by | Life, Uncategorized | | 1 Comment

Nobody’s Email: Give a Pilot a Camera, and it’s all Good!

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You gotta LOVE fighter pilots!

And by the way, I am no longer mad at the fighter pilot who took my shoe off me while I was singing at the Cheshire Inn,  and spent the night drinking vodka out of it at the bar, and wouldn’t give it back.

Seriously, I forgive you.

(Thanks to Kim Komando)

December 13, 2014 Posted by | Life, Uncategorized | , | 1 Comment

Nobody’s Email: Willie Murphy…77-year-old Weight Lifter

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This woman is GREAT! I hope I have the same attitude at 77.  Of course, my weight lifting is around 10 pounds. I think I should punch it up a notch, after watching Willie Murphy. I’m going for…okay…twenty.

This woman is an inspiration for us all.

Enjoy!

(Thanks to Kim Komando)

December 6, 2014 Posted by | Life | | Leave a comment

A Few Fun Things to Talk About While Eating Turkey

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Here’s something to talk about around your family Turkey dinner…the 10 worst business decisions.

I’ll add one more: Don’t go shopping in downtown Ferguson on Black Friday.

Have a GREAT Thanksgiving everyone!

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November 26, 2014 Posted by | Life, Uncategorized | | 2 Comments

Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloweendog kisses

October 31, 2014 Posted by | Life | | Leave a comment

Can I Rent a Tornado?

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Here’s two wedding pictures that are unique in their own way—one photographer captured a tornado, the other, a herd of deer.

The last one is mine. Taken by a Mexican waiter one hour after the wedding. While my wedding pictures were not professional, they cost nothing.

Those were taken 22 years ago–My dress…was old, our rings were all together $100 dollars at Grandpa Pigeons, the preacher and the little church, $100, dinner for four at Casa Gallardo —(my two best friends and us)–$100. Flowers…$10.

All together our day cost $310, below the price of both those wedding dresses!

HA! (Okay, so I had BIG hair.) But, I AM frugal!

Still—- to have wedding pictures with tornadoes and deer in the background? I would have paid.

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October 19, 2014 Posted by | love, Uncategorized | | 7 Comments

This Is What Happens When You Have TWO…

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For those of you who have more than one dog, this scene will be just like your own home movies.

My dogs do this every single day. In our house, my husband is the “alpha” and we have two female dogs, so to them, I’m just the other member of the female pack. It’s HIS attention that brings the brownie points.

And so, when he pets one dog, the other dog will try all KINDS of tricks to get that spoil rotten dog who is getting all the attention out the door.

She will bark like crazy, growl, dance, steal treats, and if that doesn’t work, she just lays her head down and looks depressed. It’s always funny.

What’s even funnier is the comments about this video on Youtube from people—one person said it was animal cruelty.

Obviously a feminist.

Anyway, Enjoy!

And also…enjoy this: Elephant and kitten

September 7, 2014 Posted by | Life, Uncategorized | | 1 Comment

Nobody Takes a Week Off….

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Dear —all you Nobody readers….

Congress took a break…..

The ‘President’ took a break…

So, I figured it was a good time for me to take a break…I’m long overdue for one. I’ve decided to take a week off….

I’ll be back here next Monday, August 18, with my usual Monday’s Nobody’s Opinion…hopefully, refreshed and ready to rumble!

Be sure to come back!

Joyanna

 

 

August 10, 2014 Posted by | Just life, Uncategorized | | 4 Comments

To All the Dads I Know..and the Ones I don’t…

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HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO EVERY ONE OF YOU GREAT DADS!

 

Happy Fathers Day!

June 15, 2014 Posted by | Just life | | 1 Comment

A Gift to My Brother on his Birthday

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Sorry, I was absent today. It was my brother’s birthday, and believe it or not, for the VERY first time, I got to see his son pitch a game.

I can’t tell you what a thrill it was, to see that, mainly, because on my father’s side, we did have a ball player who was on the cardinals team, my uncle Dean.  My grandmother even named him Dean, after Dizzy Dean.

And then my father had my brother pitching baseball, and now, my brother has made a hell of a great pitcher out of his son. He could go on to be in the major leagues, that’s how good he is, (and no, I’ve seen enough pitchers to know) but he’s a smart kid, and could do whatever he chooses.

But, let me tell you the main reason I’m posting this: I got this video off of an excellent blog by amfortas about the veterans, and he had this video in the piece, which I am putting here, so that I can send this to my brother.

My brother, was such a great trumpet player, he really was one of the best players in America. (In my opinion, the best.) While he never became nationally famous, For years he entertained the crowds in Chicago. He played rings around this girl, but I thought he would enjoy it, for the sheer beauty of tone.

BECAUSE…as far as I know, my brother has never read my blog. (Sneaky way to get him here, don’t you think? LOL!)

Anyway, GARY…you’re the best! I had a great day watching your son Cody pitch. DAD would be so proud!

Everybody else…excuse me for indulging my family memories, and do enjoy, the little Holland girls wonderful rendition of TAPS.

(Okay Gary, if you are reading this, it’s not MEANT to say you’re getting old, I mean, I know you’re only…what…29?)img034

June 1, 2014 Posted by | Life, Uncategorized | | 1 Comment

The Universe in a Mockingbird’s Song

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Did anybody get to see the meteor shower last night? I went out…looked up in the sky for about 15 minutes, and saw…nothing. Just the usual.

But the universe didn’t disappoint. One lone mockingbird was singing at the top of his lungs, in the silence at 2 in the morning. He was a block over and sang like he was singing to the universe and every star above his head in the sky.

I missed the meteorite show, but not even a song by the greatest voices on earth… could have sounded as sweet as that little bird.

Good Morning! And…Enjoy!

 

May 25, 2014 Posted by | Life | | Leave a comment

Going on a Plane Trip this Summer? You might want to watch this….

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Amazing how many ways someone can steal from you…here’s one we don’t think about much.

This was from Kim Komando…if you travel a lot, you might want to watch this.

 

May 17, 2014 Posted by | Life | | Leave a comment

Pictures of Mothers: All Good.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Hey! I am going to give myself a break today because it’s MOTHER’S DAY and I’m spending the day with my family. As should you!

Here’s some of my favorite “mom and kid” pictures–but before I run off, I must say…last winter I was worried about the birds. We had a good run of near zero degrees here for months, and that’s in Missouri. It was brutal. But the birds not only survived, they flourished! Nature is AMAZING.

And, now that you know I’m a bird lover, I have noticed that the birds are exceptionally happy and joyful this spring. They are having babies all over the place, including right outside my window where there is a gaggle of them in a nest and they chirp for momma all day long. Poor mom. She is having a hard time keeping up.

The baby bunnies are out, and what is it about spring and babies? How can you not love it?

So, enjoy…the love between a mother and child. Remember, even Al Gore had a mother. (Hard to believe)

Everybody, have a great day! And be sure to love mom, even though your pretty sure she loves your brother more. (That’s me as a kid in that last picture.)

Happy M D 1Happy MD 2Happy MD 3Happy MD 4happy MD 6Happy MD7

 

May 10, 2014 Posted by | Life, Uncategorized | | 1 Comment

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