Taking A Short Break


Hey folks, just wanted to let y’all know that I will be taking a break from blogging this week.

As most of you know, July is when I have the whole month off from work, so I enjoy taking advantage of this break to do things I can’t always do when I’m working.

I’ve got a couple day trips planned, one of which I’m taking today with my blogging pal, Val. She and I are visiting our favorite concrete jungle, NYC, where we want to hangout and take LOTS of photographs. We have no definite plans on what we’ll do; we’re just going see where the day takes us once we get there. And knowing how much she and I love the Big Apple, I’m sure we’ll find plenty to keep us busy.

I also have some different things I’m working on for this blog, so I would like to take this week to focus on them. I may even use this time to find and purchase a new camera because I’ve wanted an upgrade for the longest time.

Have a faaaaaaaaabulous week everyone!

I’ll miss you TONS, but look forward to catching up with you next Monday.

I would like to leave you with a short video clip that my brother Tom emailed me last week.

*Thanks, Tom!

This is probably one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. In fact, the day he sent it to me, I sat and watched it over and over again until I TINKLED my pants. It’s HILARIOUS!

I dare you not to laugh. And I dare you to only watch it once.

Enjoy!


*Some Things To Do This Week*

Truly some amazing talent! Check them out.

Brian Matiash - photographer

Patrick Di Fruscia - photographer

Power of Innovation: Karen Walrond on "How To Be Extraordinary"

*An extremely inspiring and uplifting video by public speaker, author, photographer and blogger, Karen Walrond.

52 comments

  1. That is hysterical!! Have a fun week. Can't wait to see the pics!

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  2. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. I'm still giggling. Now, look carefully, Ron, can you see my face turning green with envy because you're going to MY FAVOURITE PLACE. Hope you and Val have a wonderful time there. Ciao!

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  3. Enjoy your break and your trip. Can't wait to see your photos!

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  4. Ron, that video clip was hilarious! I watched it twice and will probably come back later in the week to watch it again.

    Have a wonderful time on your break. I'm going to miss your posts, but look forward to reading them next week. Have fun in New York because I know how much you love it.

    See you next week, Ron!

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  5. Have an amazing week Ronnie! We will all miss you!

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  6. Rob LenihanJuly 15, 2013

    Have a great week, buddy! If you get a chance, let me know when you're in town!

    Take care and remember, if you go to a nice restaurant, you better not fork on the table, you sonavabeetch!

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  7. Have a great week, Ron! And dude, that video clip made me "piece" on my plate. Hysterical!

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  8. bwhahahah. that was cute and funny. i hope you have a great day and enjoy the entire month of july off, that's awesome. it's gonna be a hot one out there and i better get out of my pajamas and go change.


    if i had an entire month off, do you know what i would like to do? go to the airport and buy the cheapest ticket and see where it takes me. if not there, just anywhere i can afford.


    later.

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  9. Hey there Ronnie,

    I had the feeling that you be on vacation soon. Yay!! You have a great time in NYC with your friend Val. Sounds wonderful :) Yes, lets see where the wind takes you.

    Your video was so good; I am sharing with a friend who is of Maltese blood so, I'll see how she will find this one :).

    Wishing you lots of simple pleasures and just maybe you will have a new DSLR camera by the end of the month. Way to go, photo bro!

    Big hugs from the very warm Paris burbs
    ((((((Ronnie)))))))

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  10. Have a super week off from blogging, Ron -- everybody deserves a break now and then, and you're wise to recognize that!
    Looking forward to your recap next week of your adventures in The City.
    We'll miss your presence here!

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  11. AkelamaluJuly 15, 2013

    Have a fantastic week in NYC Ron, wish I was going with you but unfortunately I can't so don't try to persuade me. ;)


    Looking forward to your photos and hearing about what you got up to.


    Loved the video.



    xxxx

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  12. Mark PetruskaJuly 15, 2013

    Wish I could traipse around the NYC with you guys. I haven't been there in a loooong time and would love another visit. Have fun, stay safe, and give us a holler when you're back to blogging!

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  13. Enjoy the week AND the rest of the month off! And yay for me, I've finally gotten caught up here. LOL

    Happy day trippin' ... will look forward to the photos. xo



    p.s. Heard that joke before but it's funny every time! Thanks for the laugh.

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  14. Hope you have a fantabulous week in the Big Apple. We're looking forward to seeing all the photos you'll take and hearing about all your antics with Val!

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  15. Ha ha ha ha! You son of a beach! Have a great week Ron!

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  16. Enjoy your time off...vacation does a soul good!

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  17. *laughing* And if you think that's the result of one view, think again. Yeah!!! VACATION TIME!!! I'm glad for you. The break from the routine always works its wonders for you. It's been a crammed full year...I'll be hopeful for a bit less trauma and a lot more " playtime " for you....especially if it involves a camera. Wow...how fun will that be--and how fun to start off the break with some "no agenda" time in NYC. You lucky boogers. Enjoy the break for all its worth...and use the time to nurture and care for YOU. We care about ya, and while you truly have persevered well, you really do need to make the time to just BE.
    *huge hugs*
    Ohh...we'll get pictures of the Big Apple!! Woohoo!!!

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  18. Herman TurnipJuly 15, 2013

    Hey man, enjoy your time off! You can bet that you'll be missed!

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  19. Hey Ron, enjoy your week break, buddy. Will miss you like hell, but look forward to catching up with you next week. I can't wait to see your photos of NYC and hear all about it. I know how much you love that city, so I bet you and your friend had a ball!


    And the video clip was hysterical. I watched it THREE times and laughed till I TINKLED my pants as well! I will stop back later in the week to check out the links you shared.


    See you next week!

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  20. Hey there Chrissy!


    Wasn't this video HYSTERICAL??? I called my brother the next day and told him I was going to share it on my blog.


    Thanks, girl. Have a SUPER week. I'll see ya next Monday!


    X to you and the gang!

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  21. Helloooooooo Valerie!

    Wasn't the video sheer BRILLIANCE? I tell ya, I laughed and laughed the whole day. I actually kept playing it over and over again while I was cleaning my apartment.

    ". Now, look carefully, Ron, can you see my face turning green with envy because you're going to MY FAVOURITE PLACE."



    HA! Oh, I so wish I could experience NYC with you because I know how much you love it as well. One of these days, if you ever come to the U.S., I will meet you there! And oh...what FUN we'll have!


    Val and I had AWESOME time and are already making plans to go back at the end of July!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Have a lovely week and I'll see you next Monday!

    X

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  22. Thank you, my friend!


    Have a glorious week and I'll see ya next Monday!


    And yes...with LOTS of photos!

    X

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  23. Thank you Shae! I will miss you all too, but look forward to catching up with you next Monday!


    Have a SUPER week and much thanks for stopping by, girl!

    X

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  24. Hola Denise!


    So glad you enjoyed the video clip. Isn't it HILARIOUS?


    I STILL keep watching it!


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl. Have a SUPER week and I'll see you next Monday with LOTS of photos and stories!


    We had a BLAST in NYC and are making plans to go back again at the end of the month!


    X

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  25. Hey there Rob!!!!!!


    Val and I are planning another NYC trip at the end of the month, so perhaps we can all meet up then. I will email you to let you know if we're coming in hopes that you can meet us in Manhattan.


    We had a faaaaaaabulous time in the city today! We walked and walked for about SEVEN hours. OMG...it was SO HOT, but we had a BLAST in spite of it. I will be posting photos and sharing stories next week.


    Have a wonderful week, buddy! Thanks for stopping by!

    X


    P.S. hope your back is feeling better this week!

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  26. Hiya Matt!


    Glad you enjoyed the video clip, buddy! Isn't it freaking HYSTERICAL?


    And thank you, have a GREAT week as well! See ya next Monday!


    X

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  27. Hey there V Girl!


    Glad you enjoyed the video clip! Wasn't it HILARIOUS?


    I've seen it like 25 times already and yet, I STILL keep watching it.


    Hey listen, thanks again for a faaaaaaaabulous day in NYC!


    ((((((((( You ))))))))))


    And even though we were suffering in SWELTERING heat, we didn't let it get us down, did we? In spite of the heat we had a BLAST.


    We gotta do again at the end of this month, okay?


    Have a super week, girl!!!!!!!


    X


    P.S. tomorrow I'm going to go through all my photos so that I can post about our trip next week!

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  28. Bonjour Barb!


    Yup...I decided to take this week off to do a couple things I've been wanting to do and also to take my yearly break from blogging. It does one good to just take a break.


    Val and I had superb day in NYC today, which I will be posting about some time next week - pictures and stories!


    Also, while we were in NYC today, she took me into a really cool camera store and helped me choose a new camera. And I'm pretty sure I know the one I'm going to get. I'll tell you guys about it next week. Woot! Woot!


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Barb! Have FABU week and I'll see ya next Monday!


    X to you and D!

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  29. Hellooooooooo Debbie!


    Thank you, dear lady!


    And you're right, we all deserve breaks now and then. Normally I take one about this time, and then another one in December, when I'm working so many hours.


    Have a WONDERFUL week and I look forward to catching up with you next Monday!


    X

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  30. Hello Pearl!


    Thank you, m'dear!


    One of these days when you and MWM make a trip to the States again, we MUST meet in NYC because you will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! I know you will. And I would so enjoy being there with you, watching you ENJOY it!


    Have a lovely week and I'll see ya next Monday!
    X


    P.S. glad you enjoyed the video :)

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  31. Howdy Mark!


    I have a feeling that if you and I ever met in NYC, we would have a BLAST!!!


    One of these days...one of these days!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have SUPA' week and I'll see ya next Monday!


    X to you and Tara!

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  32. Hiya Mary!

    Thank you. I love having this month (and also January) off each year. It's so great because I can just do whatever I want.

    Val and I had a most EXCELLENT time in NYC today. I will be posting photos and stories some thing next week.

    Thanks soooooooooooooo much for stopping by and catching up on all my posts this past week. You're a SWEETHEART!!!

    MWAH!

    Have a maaaavelous week and I'll see ya next Monday!

    X

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  33. Thank you, Lisa!


    Yes, I will be posting photos and 'stories' about our day trip some time next week. Val and I took TONS of photos.


    Have a lovely, lovely week and I look forward to seeing you again next week!


    X

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  34. Thank you, Babs!


    And thank you for stopping by, my friend. I look forward to seeing you again next Monday!


    Much X to you and Mo!

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  35. *waving*


    Hiya Suzi!!!!


    Yes, now that you're back from your time off....I'm taking time off - HA!


    Yes, a vacay DOES do the soul good. And just being in NYC today gave my soul a HUGE creative boost!


    I ADORE that city.


    Welcome back and thank you for stopping by, my friend.


    Have a flawless week and I'll see ya next Monday!

    X

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  36. Thanks, buddy!


    I look forward to catching up with you guys next Monday!


    Have a super week!!!!!!!!!


    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  37. Hey ho Robert!


    Thank you. I'll miss you all too, but look forward to seeing ya again next Monday!


    And yes, I took TONS of photos and have some great stories to share. Val and I had a BALL!!!!!!


    Glad to hear you enjoyed the video clip. Isn't it toooooooo FUN?


    The links I left at the bottom of this post are links to some REALLY, REALLY gifted and talented people. I know you'll enjoy them.


    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have maaaaaaavelous week!


    X

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  38. Hiya Mel!

    Isn't the video faaaaaaaaaaabulously hysterical? Glad you enjoyed it! I had a feeling you would!

    "Wow...how fun will that be--and how fun to start off the break with some "no agenda" time in NYC. You lucky boogers."



    In spite of the horrendous, and I mean HORRENDOUS heat, Val and I had so much fun. She loves NYC as much as I do, so it was great to share it together!


    And wait until you see the photos!!!


    Yup...I pretty much figured out which camera I want to get because Val knows a lot about camera, so she helped we decide what would be best for what I want in a new camera.


    And yes, I will be spending some time just BEING this week.


    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have a lovely week and I'll be seeing again next Monday!


    (((((((((((((((((((((( YOU )))))))))))))))))))))))))


    X

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  39. Have a fabulous time! And send my love to Valerie!

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  40. Hey Meleah!

    Yes, we had a FABulous time!!! I will be posting photos and sharing about it next week!

    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a wonderful week and I'll see ya next Monday!

    X

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  41. I totally get it - vacations are necessary, including taking a vacation from the net. Enjoy!!!

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  42. Hi Secret Agent Woman!

    Thank you :)

    I try and take two official breaks a year (usually a week each). One during the Christmas holidays and one during the summer.

    Clears the mind, body and spirit.

    Much thanks for stopping by, girl. I'll see ya next Monday!

    X

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  43. nite byrdJuly 17, 2013

    Have a Great time in my favorite city!

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  44. *waving*

    Hellooooooooooo Lady Nitebyrd!!!!

    We a faaaaaaaabulous time in NYC on Monday. In fact, we're planning to go back at the end of the month for another visit.

    I'll be posting photos about the trip on Monday.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Sis! Hope you're having a super week!

    X ya!

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  45. Hi Ron, just wanted to pop by to say I hope you're having a great time on your break. Looking forward to your post on Monday. Also, I checked out the links you left for us and enjoyed them. The video by Karen was awesome stuff!

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  46. Thanks so much for stopping by, Robert! And yes, I'm having a super time on this break. I'm reading a lot, which is something I haven't done in a while. Glad to hear you enjoyed the links. Yup, isn't the video by Karen faaaabulous?

    See ya Monday, buddy!

    X

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  47. Had to stop by and watch that video clip again, Ron, when I came back to read your response to my comment on your post today. Love it!

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  48. HA! I know, I watched it SEVERAL times last week myself!!!!!!

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  49. *laughing* And if you think that's the result of one view, think again. Yeah!!! VACATION TIME!!! I'm glad for you. The break from the routine always works its wonders for you. It's been a crammed full year...I'll be hopeful for a bit less trauma and a lot more " playtime " for you....especially if it involves a camera. Wow...how fun will that be--and how fun to start off the break with some "no agenda" time in NYC. You lucky boogers. Enjoy the break for all its worth...and use the time to nurture and care for YOU. We care about ya, and while you truly have persevered well, you really do need to make the time to just BE.
    *huge hugs*
    Ohh...we'll get pictures of the Big Apple!! Woohoo!!!

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  50. Hola Denise!


    So glad you enjoyed the video clip. Isn't it HILARIOUS?


    I STILL keep watching it!


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl. Have a SUPER week and I'll see you next Monday with LOTS of photos and stories!


    We had a BLAST in NYC and are making plans to go back again at the end of the month!


    X

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