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  • blueribbonfair 1:07 am on August 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: creepy, , , , horror, hustory, , museum of death, museums, , vice,   

    Creepy Vices via the Museum 

    Word Press Daily Prompt. This week for the subject of “Vice” I thought I would share a museum to visit if you are in the neighborhood of L.A.  or New Orleans.

    Vice is a failing or defect. I would put this museum display at the top of the scale for this.

    A vice House of Horror Rated 10


    Museum Of Death


    The World Famous Museum of Death was founded in 1995 to fill the void in death education in the USA. With locations in Los Angeles and New Orleans, the Museum of Death is a self-guided tour lasting approximately an hour, but those who can stomach it may stay as long as they’d like.

    Great reviews and warnings here: Yelp

    Not for the faint of heart and children according to reviews. Use common sense and wisdom before entering.


    museum of death






    • theeditorsjournal 5:01 pm on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Oh now this is interesting although the reviews I scanned didn’t tell me much. From what I gleaned I’d visit.

      • blueribbonfair 5:25 pm on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I could not find much with reviews either. I would probably visit, but not 100% sure of it.

    • rommel 4:37 pm on September 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      That must be interesting. I always enjoy unique places so vthos is right my alley.

    • ghostmmnc 10:57 pm on September 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      That would be something I’d like to see! I do have a coffin keychain from the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, TX. My daughter visited there, and brought it back for me.

    • lisadorenfest 12:33 am on September 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Sounds very interesting to me…albeit scary. I’d love to visit when I am back in the states. Great entryway!

    • Bun Karyudo 2:32 pm on September 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      The Museum of Death! Really? Wow! They should ask people to hand over all their money before exiting and tell them, “Well, you can’t take it with you.”

  • blueribbonfair 9:49 pm on August 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aldous Huxley, Bob Marley, cd players, cd's, John Green, miniature, , music quotes, vinyl records,   

    From Large Vinyl Records to……”Miniature” 

    Something smaller that you can take with you and also has a player you can carry along to listen on the go.

    Shaped and flat like those records we loved, complete with music tracks like the original.

     A “Miniature” sized music powerhouse:

    • Expresses feeling and thought I cannot find my own words for.
    • Acts like a pain- killer elixir for all my negative conditions.
    • Music makes my life “sing.”


    Daily Prompt via Word Press


    “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
    Aldous Huxley, Music at Night and Other Essays





     disc_cd_pink blog music


    One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”
    Bob Marley




    “Some people have lives; some people have music.”
    John Green, Will Grayson, Will Graysoncd player public d blog




    • amileinmyshoes 10:11 pm on August 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I love that music is so portable now. However I miss that crackle on record.

      • blueribbonfair 10:25 pm on August 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I have such great memories of records back in the 80’s. That crackle is a beautiful memory.

    • Madeline Scribes 1:55 pm on August 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      How appropo that I’m listening to Warren Zevon while reading this lovely piece about music. I too love that music is more portable these days, but my husband is a new fan of vinyl and collects all kinds of LPs to add to his collection. There are records everywhere in our house these days!

      • blueribbonfair 3:17 pm on August 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for commenting. I have gotten rid of record collections and especially regret giving away my music from 70’s- 80’s. Wonderful vinyl has made a comeback. I have downsized and moved so much.

        • Madeline Scribes 4:37 pm on August 29, 2016 Permalink

          I’m a proponent of downsizing, but for some reason I have never been able to part with my music. I still have all of my cassette tapes. *blushing*

    • Christy B 8:47 pm on August 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Bring on the music 🙂 It has a way of uplifting me when I need it

    • lisadorenfest 12:39 am on September 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I too love the portability of music but miss the sound of music on records. Music soothes my soul.

  • blueribbonfair 3:58 pm on August 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: daughter, dining out, , , , , ,   

    “Rare” Weekend 

    I “rarely” have time or money for vacations. But around July 4th this year, we took a weekend trip to Excelsior Springs in our state which is about 6 hours away up North. About 30 Minutes from Kansas City. My daughter is going to school there. So for   Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge, here is share of a cute little restaurant we ate at more than once since we were really impressed the 1st time:



    blog mill inn restaurent job corps trip

    Red Mill Restaurant-   Behind our Motel





  • blueribbonfair 10:35 pm on August 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , birds, bright, , , grunge, , oranges, , ,   

    Orange can be “Fun” 

    This week’s Word Press Photo challenge here:WP Weekly Photo Challenge, has a “fun” theme. I have been under the weather with new meds I am taking, so I thought this would be relatively simple subject to post for.

    This week’s theme is “FUN.” In my estimation, the color Orange is a fun color. bird oriole orange

    orange catautumn grunge orange abstractpaint-nyc-1500x1000Orange fruit oranges tree

    flowers yellow orange marigolds summerIMG_3622

    Public Domain Images.

  • blueribbonfair 9:13 pm on August 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    National Coloring Book Day 

    Happy #National Coloring Book Day.

    Crazy Spoonie Life

    Apparently, today is “National Coloring Book Day”. I’ve been coloring for a few weeks now and I love it! It feels great to switch off my brain for awhile! 🙂 Give it a try!

    Some of my coloring books


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    • athling2001 12:20 am on August 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I have one coloring book, but have been wary of starting. Intimidated, I guess.

      • blueribbonfair 5:37 pm on August 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        You’ll get to it. Just perhaps do a small bit at a time. I get intimidated by many things like this also. I wish you the best and I am sure you will make the best designs all your own. If it is experiences of the past you can get past them; You are awesome.

    • monlvz 11:40 pm on August 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Wow nice! I have two of the “adult” coloring books and some want for younger kids. It can be very relaxing coloring them. I seem to lose myself and lose track of time but sometimes, that’s what someone needs.

      • blueribbonfair 4:39 pm on August 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you. I wore out coloring books years back I believe I got on “Current” It is cool they are everywhere now for adults. Even “Dollar Tree” has some nice ones.

    • J.B. Whitmore 9:34 pm on August 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      No! I just checked out a Zentangle book from the library. National coloring book day is in our water!

    • Christy Birmingham 4:48 pm on August 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      It’s a good way to relieve stress and also can inspire creativity 🙂 Hope you are doing well!

      • blueribbonfair 2:44 pm on August 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you, Christy. I love anything that builds creativity. I am good. Hope it is well with you?

        • Christy B 10:55 pm on August 25, 2016 Permalink

          True about encouraging creativity. Glad you’re well and I am too, thanks. I love waking up to sunshine 🙂

    • Sue (Mac's Girl) 2:23 pm on August 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I love coloring too. It’s very relaxing, isn’t it.

    • dunelight 4:47 pm on August 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      You just know my coloring book is about the sea. 🙂 I’ve been too busy to use it after the holidays were over but I really like these ‘adult’ coloring books.

    • PsychPerspectives 9:58 pm on August 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      My thesis is around colouring books and rumination. I like your post. I’d be interested to know more detail about what it is specifically, about the colouring, that calms you. ☺

      • blueribbonfair 10:22 pm on August 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Well creativity and doing art has always been calming for me even when working rather quickly. Coloring is just a relaxing activity. It is something to do laid back at the end of the day on my couch and watch a movie or such. It is also that I like bright colors and most crayons are really colorful. Colors make me happy. I love colors and crayons so much I chose a challenge on a book site which was choosing books which fit with crayola diverse colors and names to complete. the group has a lot of challenges, but this is the first one I decided to sign on for. Memories of coloring with my kids when they were little and coloring when I was young and having my mom encourage me and hang my “artwork” on the wall. these are cozy memories. It is relaxing to look forward to doing something in the day that is rather simple to do, takes little supplies and just let go of stress clearing your mind. Thanks for asking.

        • PsychPerspectives 11:07 pm on August 24, 2016 Permalink

          That’s a really helpful account of its benefits for you. Sounds like it does so much. Thank you for sharing. Really appreciate it.

  • blueribbonfair 1:53 am on August 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: antique objects, , , , , , retro phones, what is it?, wood cabinet   

    So What​ is it? 


    blog antique-telephone-exchange-408x544

    This photo states it is  a phone photo, but there is a small phone at the top of the bigger item. So did this item have anything to do with  phones? One of those machines  workers used to plug the cords into to  send the signal over the correct phone lines when we had the dial phone or prior? Anyone have an idea? Interesting item and pretty red color. If you know please let the rest of us in on it.


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