Nicki Minaj Has Done It Again


Last week the official launch of Nicki Minaj's new fragrance (Minajesty) occurred.

And if you remember a post I shared last year about fragrance bottles, I included Nicki Minaj's first fragrance (Pink Friday) and mentioned how SCARY I thought the design was.

If you haven't seen the bottle, just click here and take a quick look before reading on.

Well guess what? The newest design is even MORE scary!

When I first saw it, I covered my eyes and let out an audible scream that shattered the glass in the cosmetic cases.

But I have to say in all honesty, the fragrance itself is not bad. It's not my particular taste in a women's fragrance, but I can see why some people would like it. It's fresh and fruity, but also contains some warm notes which give the fragrance some depth.

However, the bottle?

Well, you have to see it for yourself.

Here, take a gander...

*note: you have to remove the whole head to get to the spray pump. but i guess that's slightly better than having it spray out of her mouth.


What is so disturbing about the rear view of this bottle is that it reminds me of the back of Ronald McDonald's head.

Part of this launching event included the fragrance models who work for the company, to wear pink wigs (yes, you heard me right, PINK WIGS). However, since none of the models would wear them because they were afraid of freaking out the customers, I asked if I could try one on so that I could take photographs and then post them on my blog.

You know me, I have no shame in posting photographs of myself online so that the WHOLE world can see me wearing a PINK WIG.

Here are a few photographs I had taken, which I edited a bit to create different effects.

Warning: I look scarier than the bottle.

*drum roll*

Ladies and gentlemen, me...



My sexy Miley Cyrus pose


I may even decided to market myself as a print ad model.

Here is a faux magazine photograph I created, just in case I decide to submit myself as their new male print ad model for Nicki Minaj's men's version.


Have an absolutely smashing weekend everyone!
X

99 comments

  1. Bahahaha bahahaha.............Hilarious, Ron! It does look like Ronald McDonald from the back! What a godawful bottle! She is so bizarre. When she first got popular, I thought she was a drag queen, and truthfully, I'm still not 100 percent sure she isn't!

    The second photo of you is my fave, but that print ad you created is quite eye-catching.

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  2. I really like the way you designed the last picture(s), Ron. I have to say though that no matter what it the actual perfume was like I wouldn't buy it in such an outrageous looking bottle. Packaging is what attracts buyers and it wouldn't attract me. Still that's just me... I guess there are some who would buy it. Wearing a pink wig definitely gives you a sultry look, just be careful where you wear it.... *grins*


    Have a brilliant weekend.

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  3. Holy crap! That bottle looks like some kind of satanic gum ball machine!

    I think you look much better than that, Ron, and I love how you get your pink on!


    The photo with the light over your head looks like your ascending into Heaven. You're the Virgin Ronnie! (Yeah, right!) The last photo is giving me a psychedelic flashback to the Sixties!



    Great post, buddy! Have a minaj-velous weekend and keep wigging out!

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  4. Crikey that bottle is S.C.A.R.Y.! What on earth were they thinking?? You had a lot of fun with that wig Ron didn't you? LOL

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  5. They were afraid of freaking out the customers in the wig?! Riggghhhttttt... They shoulda been more afraid of freaking out the customers with that bottle.
    O.M.G. what WERE they thinking?! Someone told them it was a good idea to market the perfume in a pink version of Ronald McDonald?
    Oy.
    Being unique/your own person is a grand thing. It's a liberating thing and a source of joy. BE that. But good grief, you're talking about marketing a fragrance. You're going to have to make it a less expensive product and sell to a very young group with that bottle. LOL Which leaves me out....Which is probably a very okay thing....it'd scare me to have that on the vanity. LOLOL


    YOU in pink--not the least bit scary. JUST sayin'....

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  6. I don't do perfume, because of my allergies, but even if I did, I would NEVER have that bottle on my dresser. It's ugly and classless, in my humble opinion. It looks like a child's toy! The bra looks like two clown feet ha ha ha!

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  7. Ron, I so enjoy reading these hilarious posts in the morning when I come to work. You are so funny and cute! You're right, the bottle design is scary, much more severe than the first one. What was she thinking?

    Love the pictures of you in the pink wig. And the sexy Miley Cyrus look made me laugh out loud at my desk. The last photo you created of the faux magazine ad, looks like an actual advertizement you would see in a magazine.

    I only wear one perfume right now, Chloe. It seems to work well with my skin because I get a lot of compliments when I wear it.

    Thank you for making we laugh today, Ron. Have a smashing weekend!

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  8. Haha first of all I love the pictures of you in a pink wig. Absolutely hilarious! And adding in the miley cyrus pose was priceless. As for those bottles what the heck was she thinking? I guess that really is the height of hubris when you need your own likeness to be on a bottle so badly that you end up scaring the customers away. Some people confuse me.

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  9. Gooood morning Bijoux!

    " It does look like Ronald McDonald from the back!"

    I swear to god, that was the FIRST thing I thought when I saw the bottle - RONALD MCDONALD - HA!

    "When she first got popular, I thought she was a drag queen, and truthfully, I'm still not 100 percent sure she isn't!"



    OMG...I cannot believe you said that because, truthfully, other than her fragrances, I know nothing about her or her music. However, on the box of her first fragrance she has a picture of herself and that's exactly what thought...she looks like a drag queen! I actually think she is an attractive young lady, if she would just cut back on the exaggerated makeup and hair. But hey, that's part of her onstage persona I guess.


    I edited these photographs over at Pixlr, which I just recent discovered from one of my blogging friends, Jean, who did a review on it on her blog. Check it out, it's a great online photo editing software.


    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a smashing weekend!


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  10. The bottle alone chases me away! However, with you in the pink wig with it, it's a little less scary...notice, I said only a little!

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  11. Thank you, Valerie :) I edited these photos over at Pixlr, which is an online photo editing website, which one of my blogging friends, Jean, introduced to her readers on her blog. Check it out, it's a cool website.

    "I have to say though that no matter what it the actual perfume was like I wouldn't buy it in such an outrageous looking bottle. Packaging is what attracts buyers and it wouldn't attract me. Still that's just me... I guess there are some who would buy it."

    Yes, I feel the same way. I notice though that the greater percentage of the customers who are purchasing these fragrances are usually young girls. And it sells A LOT in our store.

    "Wearing a pink wig definitely gives you a sultry look, just be careful where you wear it.... *grins*"



    HA! Thank you, dear lady.


    Have a brilliant weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!


    X

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  12. Hey there Rob!

    "Holy crap! That bottle looks like some kind of satanic gum ball machine!"

    Bwhahahahahhaaha! OMG...that CRACKED ME THE HELL UP!!! Brilliant Rob, absolutely BRILLIANT!

    "I think you look much better than that, Ron, and I love how you get your pink on!"

    HA! Thank you :)

    "The photo with the light over your head looks like your ascending into Heaven. You're the Virgin Ronnie! (Yeah, right!)"

    Bwhahahahhhhaha! OMG...that CRACKED ME THE HELL UP TOO!!!

    "The last photo is giving me a psychedelic flashback to the Sixties!"



    Yes, you're right, it does.


    I used a different online software (Pixlr) to edit these photos and they had some really COOL effects you could use.


    Much thanks for stopping by and for making me laugh, buddy. Have a minaj-velous weekend!


    X

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  13. Good morning Pearl!

    "Crikey that bottle is S.C.A.R.Y.! What on earth were they thinking??"

    I have NO idea, but whats really something is that this fragrance sells A LOT in our store.

    "You had a lot of fun with that wig Ron didn't you? LOL"



    Yes, I had a BLAST, can you tell? Tee, hee!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, m'dear. Have a lovely weekend!


    X

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  14. Hiya Mel!

    "They were afraid of freaking out the customers in the wig?! Riggghhhttttt... They shoulda been more afraid of freaking out the customers with that bottle."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Agreed!

    " But good grief, you're talking about marketing a fragrance. You're going to have to make it a less expensive product and sell to a very young group with that bottle. LOL Which leaves me out....Which is probably a very okay thing....it'd scare me to have that on the vanity. LOLOL"

    Bwhahahahahaha! But do you know what's really funny? This fragrance sells A LOT in our store. In fact, people come in and ASK for it. It's not a very expensive perfume at all. In fact, it's very reasonable. But I think that's because it's mainly targeted to young ladies.

    "YOU in pink--not the least bit scary. JUST sayin'...."



    Aw...thank you, dear lady :)


    Much thanks for stopping by, Mel! Have a super-duper weekend!


    X

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  15. ", I would NEVER have that bottle on my dresser. It's ugly and classless, in my humble opinion. It looks like a child's toy! The bra looks like two clown feet, in the bottom photo ha ha ha!"


    Bwhahahahahaha! Babs, your comment made me HOWL! And you're absolutely right...the bra DOES resemble two clown feet - I hadn't even noticed that!


    The bottle looks like something from a Stephen King novel.


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend. Have a most excellent weekend!


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  16. Hola Denise!

    "...much more severe than the first one. What was she thinking?"

    I know, I thought the first one was scary. But this one TOPS it - HA!

    Yet, do you know what's funny? This fragrance sells A LOT in our store. It's primarily young ladies who purchase it, but I've seen women of all ages buy it as well.

    " And the sexy Miley Cyrus look made me laugh out loud at my desk."

    Tee, hee! I couldn't resist that one!

    "I only wear one perfume right now, Chloe. It seems to work well with my skin because I get a lot of compliments when I wear it."



    Chloe is actually one of my favorite women's fragrance. It's AWESOME, so I can why you like it. You GO, girl!


    Much thanks for stopping by, Denise. Have a smashing weekend!


    X

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  17. Goooooooooood morning Shae!

    "And adding in the miley cyrus pose was priceless."

    Tee, hee....I just couldn't resist that one.

    " I guess that really is the height of hubris when you need your own likeness to be on a bottle so badly that you end up scaring the customers away. Some people confuse me."



    But do you know what's really odd? This fragrance sells A LOT in our store. Many people don't find the bottle scary at all - they LOVE it. So I guess it's one of those things...to each his own.


    And as I shared, the fragrance itself is not bad at all. But I just can't past the bottle.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a spectacular weekend!


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  18. "However, with you in the pink wig with it, it's a little less scary...notice, I said only a little!"


    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Loved that, Suzi!


    And I agree.....only a little.


    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a terrific weekend!


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  19. "What is so disturbing about the rear view of this bottle is that it reminds me of the back of Ronald McDonald's head."


    Ron, that was hysterically true! I laughed when I read that.


    All I can say about the bottle is that you look much better wearing the pink wig. The last ad photo you created is so cool!


    You never fail to entertain us, do you? Great post, dude!

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  20. Hey there, Matt!

    "Ron, that was hysterically true! I laughed when I read that."

    HA! I tell ya, that's the FIRST thing I thought of when I saw the bottle - RONALD MCDONALD! I tried to find a photo online (one of the back of his head) so that I could insert it into the photo I took, but I couldn't find one.

    "The last ad photo you created is so cool!"



    Thanks. I created that over at Pixlr, a different photo editing website than I usually use. They have so really GREAT effects you can to your photos. Check it out if you wish.


    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have super weekend!


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  21. Mark PetruskaNovember 01, 2013

    As somebody who has been known in the past to fondle Mrs. Butterworth, I can appreciate a shapely, seductive bottle. But THAT is just crossing the line! "Scary" is an understatement! Oh Nicki, what were you thinking?

    Speaking of, did you see that Ellen dressed up as Nicki Minaj for Halloween? She's got nothing on you, Ron - but it ain't bad! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/31/ellen-degeneres-nicki-minaj_n_4180858.html?ir=Celebrity

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  22. "As somebody who has been known in the past to fondle Mrs. Butterworth, I can appreciate a shapely, seductive bottle. But THAT is just crossing the line! "

    Bwhahahahahahahahahhaha!

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahah!

    Mark, I have tears streaming down my face from laughing so hard at that! That was HYSTERICAL!!!!!!

    And I can't thank you ENOUGH for sharing that Ellen link. OMG...talk about HYSTERICAL! Thank you so much for sharing that. I ADORE Ellen!

    Much thanks for stopping by and for making laugh so hard this morning! Have a SUPER weekend, buddy!

    X to you and Tara!

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  23. Omg, you are hilarious! I am literally laughing out loud! Bwahahahahahaaa!. My favorite has to be your halo effect pic which left me audibly gasping, "Jesus!"

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  24. Good God Ron!! This is absolutely hilarious!! They actually thought the models would wear those in public??? I LOVED Ellen's costume...did you see it?? Hope you had a fabulous Halloween and an even better weekend! Now, I am going to print out that photo of you in the pink wig and hang it up on my fridge! xo Jeanne

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  25. Ron, you totally ROCK that pink wig -- I think pink's a great color for you!!


    I've not seen Nicki's perfume (or smelled it), but I have to ask, WHAT was she thinking with that design?? It's just AWFUL!! And you're so right about the back of the bottle looking like Ronald McDonald's hair -- and you KNOW I'm afraid of clowns, heehee!


    You're getting good with your photo editing software, my friend. Very impressive work. Love the kaleidoscope effect!


    Happy Friday and weekend to you!

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  26. Good grief, that bottle looks like the sphinx on acid. Horrifying.
    You however, look faaaaaaabuloouuuso!

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  27. I think I'll stick to my Alfred Sung. This is a little too far out there for me. I may have to agree with dalecooper57. A sphinx on acid....perfect description! Definitely a design induced by a lot of drugs. And the pink wig? No words.........!!!! LOL! :-)

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  28. When I first saw it, I covered my eyes and let out an audible scream that shattered the glass in the cosmetic cases.



    hahhaha, yes, that's exactly what i want to do when i see the real NM. she is interesting and i don't get it, but peeps seem to like her. she must be doing something right selling something.


    hey you look fab, now we just have to get you to twerk it and all will be right with the world. lol

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  29. Helloooooooo Jean!

    Tee, hee...aren't a silly, silly man?

    The second I saw the bottle last week, I KNEW I had to do some kind of post about it. So I took my camera into work and had someone snap some images of me wearing the pink wig.

    However, they're use to me at work because I do stuff like this all the time - HA!

    " My favorite has to be your halo effect pic which left me audibly gasping, "Jesus!""

    HA! Yeah, that's my celestial pose.

    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a FANTABULOUS weekend!

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  30. Hey there Jeanne!

    " They actually thought the models would wear those in public???"

    YES! Can you believe that? One of the models let me use hers because she refused to wear it.

    " I LOVED Ellen's costume...did you see it??"

    Yes, as a matter of fact, Mark, left me the You Tube link to Ellen's show in which she dressed up AS Nicki Minaj for Halloween. FLAWLESS costume! I adore Ellen!

    Some of us dressed up at work yesterday and had so much fun. I went dressed as a DEVIL. How appropriate - HA!

    "Now, I am going to print out that photo of you in the pink wig and hang it up on my fridge!"



    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! God, I hope it doesn't scary Lady Bug and Chloe!


    Much thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have a super-duper weekend!


    X to you and the girlz!

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  31. Helloooooooooo Debbie!

    Aw....thank you, dear lady. You are tooooooooooo kind. I think I look like FRANK ZAPPA, only with PINK hair - HA!

    "I've not seen Nicki's perfume (or smelled it), but I have to ask, WHAT was she thinking with that design?"

    God only knows?!? However, for as scary as it is, some customers LOVE it!

    "r -- and you KNOW I'm afraid of clowns, heehee!"

    Meeeeeeeee too! Clowns FREAK me out. But that's the first thing I thought of when I saw the back of the bottle - Ronald McDonald!

    " Love the kaleidoscope effect!"



    Thank you. I used Pixlr to edit all these photos. It's a really cool online editing website that one of my blogging friends (Jean) introduced me to. FUN stuff!


    Much thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have a terrific weekend!


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  32. " that bottle looks like the sphinx on acid. "


    Bwhahahahahahahhahaha! OMG Dale, that was so freaking HILARIOUS! And so TRUE!


    Isn't the bottle hideously scary?


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a most excellent weekend!


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  33. "I think I'll stick to my Alfred Sung."

    Lisa, I LOVE the scent of Alfred Sung! It's such a beautiful and classic fragrance. They also had a men's version that I used to wear.

    " I may have to agree with dalecooper57. A sphinx on acid....perfect description! Definitely a design induced by a lot of drugs."



    Wasn't Dales description FLAWLESS? And it's true...a sphinx on ACID!


    And can you believe the company asked that the models WEAR those pink wigs all day?


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a glorious weekend!


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  34. Hey Val!

    "she is interesting and i don't get it, but peeps seem to like her. she must be doing something right selling something."

    Exactly! She must be going something right. I actually think she's an attractive young lady without all the overdone makeup and hair. But hey, she has a HUGE fan club, so who am I to say.

    "hey you look fab, now we just have to get you to twerk it and all will be right with the world. lol"



    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Thanks, girl!


    Have a SUPA' weekend and thanks for stopping by!


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  35. Ron, nobody could get away with this but YOU! You are so funny, man! And I can only imagine what the customers were thinking when they walked by and spotted you wearing that pink wig. They probably loved it.


    That bottle design is atrocious. Scary is not even the word. It's more like horrifying!

    When I saw the photo of you with tongue hanging out, I busted out laughing. Miley Cyrus move over, because Ronicki Minaj is taking over!

    The kaleidoscope picture of you is very impressive. I bet if you sent it into Nicki, she would hire you as her next ad model on the spot!



    Another great post, Ron. How do you come up with this stuff every week?

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  36. Hey ho Robert!

    "And I can only imagine what the customers were thinking when they walked by and spotted you wearing that pink wig. They probably loved it."

    But do you know what's funny? No one even noticed me - HAHAHAHAHAHA! The only people who were interested where the people I work with. They were all snapping photos with their iPhones.

    "That bottle design is atrocious. Scary is not even the word. It's more like horrifying!"

    Yes, horrifying! Yet, what's hysterical is that MANY customers LOVE the bottle design. Oh well, to each his own, right?

    " I bet if you sent it into Nicki, she would hire you as her next ad model on the spot!"

    HA! You think? I made that kaleidoscope photo with a new online editing program (Pixlr) I was recently introduced to. I had so much fun playing around with all the cool features.

    "How do you come up with this stuff every week?"

    Oh gosh, I don't know. I just write about stuff that's going on in my life at the time, or things that interest me. You'd be amazed at how much you can write about and share on a blog if you just write from "life" stuff. I never seem to run out of things to blog about. Also, other bloggers inspire me to write about things as well.

    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy! Have a smashing weekend!

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  37. Ron, thank you for sharing the link to Pixlr because ever since I got the camera you recommended, I've been slowly getting more and more interested in photography. Your interest has rubbed off on me, so thank you!

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  38. Oh Matt, you are soooooo welcome! I really like many of the editing features that Pixlr offers. I think I'll be using in conjunction with PicMonkey because they both offer different things.


    Glad you're finding photography so interesting. Isn't it fun? And I find that the more I use my camera, the more I learn.


    So snap away, buddy :)

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  39. Oh my God, I just love you! The models really wouldn't wear the wig? I would totally wear it. Of course, probably not as well as you.
    It's funny about celeb fragrances. Even if I like one, I would hate to say the I was wearing so and so's perfume. It just seems weird to me.
    And yes, that is a freaky ass bottle! And, yes, the back is totally Ronald McDonald! LOL!

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  40. Haaaaaaaaaaay Chrissy Girl!

    "The models really wouldn't wear the wig? I would totally wear it. Of course, probably not as well as you."

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG... can you only imagine if the TWO of us were working that fragrance and what FUN we would have wearing those PINK WIGS??? We would ROCK the house, baby!

    "It's funny about celeb fragrances. Even if I like one, I would hate to say the I was wearing so and so's perfume. It just seems weird to me."

    Ditto! I feel the same way. But I will tell you, the celeb fragrances do very well because A) They're promoted widely and with a lot of funding. And B) they're VERY inexpensive because they're massively produced.

    "And yes, that is a freaky ass bottle! And, yes, the back is totally Ronald McDonald!'

    FREAKY ASS indeed!

    Much thanks for stopping by, Chrissy. Have a fantabulous weekend!

    X to you and the gang!

    P.S. hope all is going well with your book! :)

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  41. Geraldine H.November 02, 2013

    You are soooo fabulous Ron, pink hair or otherwise. What a treat it is to stop by here. ;<)
    I'm not a fan of any perfumes but I can certainly appreciate a pretty bottle when I see one, this one is just plain ugly and yes, kind of scary too. But I guess it's all about attention grabbing and this one certainly does warrant a second look. That's a hoot about Ronald Mac!
    Keep them coming Ron. A super weekend to you!
    PS: Thanks for your lovely comment re: my latest poetry post, you made my morning. It's kind of a fav personal poem too. ;>)

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  42. Geraldine H.November 02, 2013

    PS: I just posted a new book review over at:
    www.myreallifereviews.com
    in case any of your readers are looking for a weekend read! It's a Kindle freebie, even better!
    Do you have a Kindle Ron? I can't remember if you mentioned...

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  43. David OliverNovember 02, 2013

    My elder son worked as a DJ during the years he was in college. When he listens to music now it often reminds me of a cat scratching on a tin roof. It took awhile for me to figure out why. He likes to hear something different. The point is this. It doesn't matter how many pretty bottles you've seen or how bored you are with them. An ugly bottle is still an ugly bottle. You Ron, however, look pretty cute.

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  44. Hello Geraldine!

    Aw...thank you :)

    "this one is just plain ugly and yes, kind of scary too. But I guess it's all about attention grabbing and this one certainly does warrant a second look."

    It's funny because as scary as most people think this bottle is, MANY customers LOVE it. And you're right, I think the whole idea behind the bottle is 'attention-grabbing.' And let's face it...it DOES grab your attention - HA!

    And you are so welcome. I loved the poem you shared today. It was faaaaaaaaabulous!

    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  45. Geraldine, I need to be very honest about the comments you often leave on my blog, directing my readers to your other blogs and your books, and leaving links.


    Promoting yourself is something you should be doing on your own blog, not on someone else's.


    I like you and enjoy blogging with you, however, I would really appreciate it if you didn't do that.


    Thank you.
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  46. David, I LOVED your comment!!!

    "The point is this. It doesn't matter how many pretty bottles you've seen or how bored you are with them. An ugly bottle is still an ugly bottle."



    Brilliant!!!!


    Much thanks for stopping by today, buddy! Always a pleasure to read your comments. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  47. Ron, I'm glad to hear you like Chloe. I use the original one, not the new See By Chloe. I don't care for that one as much.

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  48. I so agree Denise, I don't care for See By Chloe as well. The original one is the BOMB!!!!

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  49. Why would anyone want to have such a cheap looking fragrance bottle on their vanity? Yuck!

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  50. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Benze, I couldn't have said it ANY better!

    Exactly.

    Much thanks for stopping by. Hope you had grrrrrreat weekend!

    X

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  51. RON! ROFLOL!
    Hello my friend. I've been thinking of you a lot and so ventured over because I've missed your blog, too. And you didn't disappoint! I'm crying! :)
    I don't think Nikki has anything on you!
    I have a pink feathered boa to match that wig...those agents won't turn you down!
    I have to agree, her perfume head does look like Ronald McDonald. And personally, I think packaging is important, so no Nikki-bust-perfume bottles for moi. I think I might wake in the middle of the night and get scared thinking someone's watching me!!
    Anyhoo--I've been busy but okay. Hoping a positive change will happen here soon. I'll let ya know how it goes.
    (((HUGS))

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  52. *doing the happy dance*

    OMG....PAM...I have thinking of you a lot too, so it was SOOOOO awesome to see your comment!!!! Honestly, for the past two weeks you have been on my mind; wondering how you were. I've missed you, my friend!!!!

    "I don't think Nikki has anything on you!I have a pink feathered boa to match that wig...those agents won't turn you down!"

    Bwhahahahhahaha! Okay, I may have to borrow that pink feathered boa from you because I think it would be the perfect touch with the pink wig!

    " I think I might wake in the middle of the night and get scared thinking someone's watching me!!"

    Is that bottle not the SCARIEST thing you ever saw? It reminds me a something you would see in a Stephen King movie like, "It."

    SCA-RY!

    I'm glad to hear you're doing okay and that you're just busy because I was hoping all was well with you. And yes, please let me know how it goes, okay?

    MUCH thanks for stopping by, Pam. Hope you're enjoying this fall!

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

    X

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  53. Herman TurnipNovember 03, 2013

    I'm not sure if I should hide or run away. That bottle is atrocious looking, and in the right hands it could prove quite deadly if thrown in anger. But hey, it's doing it's intended job....I now curious to see what it smells like.

    And your poster could serve as an awesome flyer for a rave party. Throw in some glow sticks and you're ready to rave! Heh...

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  54. "That bottle is atrocious looking, and in the right hands it could prove quite deadly if thrown in anger."

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! You're right, Herman! In the right hands it could prove deadly!!!

    And what's hysterical is that MANY people love the bottle, so you're right...it's doing its intended job.

    The smell is not bad at all, but I think it's more geared towards younger ladies who like more POPULAR fragrances.

    "And your poster could serve as an awesome flyer for a rave party. Throw in some glow sticks and you're ready to rave!"

    OMG...you are so right, it DOES look like something to do with a rave party! Good eye you have!

    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. Hope you had a great time Trick or Treating with Tyler last week!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  55. Oh, God, Ron, it's Monday morning and you got me bawling my eyes out!


    This is such a beautiful post and I'm so grateful to you for sharing your memories of your mom.

    Time does fly by so quickly. It's been over 10 years since my mom passed away and I still have a hard time accepting it.

    Your description of the experience in the park was so lovely.

    “We’re together now. And we’re happy and well. We love you, Ronnie.”



    Yes, they are together, they're happy and well, and yes, they do love you. And so do a lot of other people!


    Thank for sharing this with us, Ron. May your parents rest in peace and always watch over you.


    Take care, buddy, and have a great week!

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  56. Ron, has it been almost a year already? It seems like it was yesterday to me. What a beautiful post! You express your feelings and thoughts so well that I can feel them. I miss your mother too because it always felt as though I knew her through the posts you shared.

    Thank you for sharing this today, Ron. I will be thinking of you on the 15th.

    Have a wonderful week, Ron xo

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  57. Hey there Rob!

    "Time does fly by so quickly. It's been over 10 years since my mom passed away and I still have a hard time accepting it."

    Time sure does fly by, doesn't it? I was talking with my brother a few weeks ago and I said, "Tom, can you believe it's going on a year since Mom passed away???" As I shared, in a way it seems like it happened yesterday, but in another way it seems so long ago.

    "Your description of the experience in the park was so lovely."

    It's ironic how that happened while I was sitting in the park because my mother LOVED nature. It happened in a flash. And it was not so much hearing what they said, but feeling what they said. It made me tear up.

    Much thanks for stopping by buddy. And thank you for your sweet words and support, last year and always.

    Have a faaaaaaabulous week!

    X

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  58. Hola Denise!

    Yes, can you believe it's been almost a YEAR already? When I think back to last November, it feels like it just happened. But in another way, it feels as though it happened years ago.

    My mother has been on my mind so much lately, and my father as well.

    "I miss your mother too because it always felt as though I knew her through the posts you shared. I will be thinking of you on the 15th."



    Thank you for your sweet words, girl. And thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful week too!


    XO

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  59. Gosh a year has gone by so very quickly Ron. What a lovely post and I so agree with you that our soul lives on, I'm glad you got evidence of it from your mother and father m'dear. xx

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  60. Yes, can you believe almost a year has gone by, Pearl?

    Where did the time go???

    "'m glad you got evidence of it from your mother and father m'dear."



    Thank, m'dear.


    Have a lovely week and thanks for stopping by!


    X

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  61. 'just because our loved ones pass away, doesn’t mean those precious moments pass away with them'


    Absolutely not, Ron. What wonderful things our minds are that we NEVER forget. We might forget a lot of stuff but never what is or was important to us. I'm glad you saw your mom and dad and know that they're happy.


    I cannot believe it has been a year. It only seems like a couple of months since you went on that holiday to Florida and posted all the photographs of your happy mom and brother. Sigh!


    Sorry I'm late, my friend. I relied on Blogger to let me know you had posted and Blogger let me down - again. Yes, I know I have Bloglovin' and Feedly and a bookmark at the top of my screen but I must have reverted to past practices of reading my blog roll. Not any more, I promise...haha. Happy Monday xx

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  62. Helloooooooo Valerie!

    "We might forget a lot of stuff but never what is or was important to us. I'm glad you saw your mom and dad and know that they're happy."

    You said it, dear lady!

    "I cannot believe it has been a year. It only seems like a couple of months since you went on that holiday to Florida and posted all the photographs of your happy mom and brother. Sigh!"

    I know, can you believe it's almost been a YEAR?!? I can clearly remember when I went to Florida last July and spent two weeks with my mother and brother, like it was yesterday!

    "Sorry I'm late, my friend. I relied on Blogger to let me know you had posted and Blogger let me down - again."

    No, there is something going on with my RSS feed because it's has not updated on either Feedburner or Feedly today, so it's not you, it has something to do with my feed. I've tried refreshing my blog post several times this morning, but it still hasn't updated my feed. I have no idea what's going on?! Hopefully it will update soon.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Have a fantabulous Monday and week!

    X

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  63. Ron, I had tears in my eyes reading this post because I've had a similar experience after my grandfather passed away several years ago. I could feel him close to me and communicating. So I also believe that those who have passed can still speak to us in spirit.


    I can hardly believe it's been almost a year since your mother passed because it seems like it was two seconds ago. I remember that post you wrote and the posts you wrote while you were in Florida visiting her last July.


    As you said, just because our loved ones pass away doesn't mean the memories pass away with them. They remain in our heart, forever.


    Peace to you, Ron.

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  64. "I've had a similar experience after my grandfather passed away several years ago. I could feel him close to me and communicating. So I also believe that those who have passed can still speak to us in spirit."

    You too, Matt? It's funny because after my father passed away in 1993, it wasn't until many, may years later did I feel him communicating with me. It was around Father's Day and he was on my mind constantly. In fact it wasn't until then, did I really feel the loss of him. For weeks, all I did was cry. But afterwards, I felt at peace.

    " I remember that post you wrote and the posts you wrote while you were in Florida visiting her last July."



    Yes, I went back and read those posts this past weekend and recalled them as if they had just happened.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a most excellent week!


    X

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  65. David OliverNovember 04, 2013

    That was a touching tribute to your Mom. I was not very close to either of my parents so I greatly admire what your Mom was to you. It made me feel good about my relationship with my sons too as I am close to them.

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  66. Ah, Ron, this is so beautiful that it brings a tear to my eyes!


    I LOVE the picture of your folks standing near you, hand in hand, smiling, and saying how much they love you! What a comfort that vision must have been to you. It's been nearly 5 years since my Daddy passed (from cancer, too), yet I often can feel him beside me. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one!!


    You're so right that the blogging community is supportive and strong. We're here for each other. And that's not the same thing as other social media outlets like Twitter, is it?


    Next week might be an emotional one for you, so do try to be kind to yourself, okay??


    Happy Monday, Ron!

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  67. I love this post Ronnie. I really want to believe you are right that although our physical bodies move on our soul can remain and connect with the ones we love. I swear when I am heading down a particularly rocky relationship path I feel my grandmother watching over me telling me never to let a man treat me poorly. She was always my rock and my guidance for those things and I swear there are moments I can feel here with me. Its so nice to see that other people feel that too. Hope you have an awesome week Ronnie!

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  68. Hiya Shae!

    Thank you :) I was going to post this closer to the 15th, but over the weekend I decided to post it now because it just felt 'right.'

    " I swear when I am heading down a particularly rocky relationship path I feel my grandmother watching over me telling me never to let a man treat me poorly. She was always my rock and my guidance for those things and I swear there are moments I can feel here with me."

    That's AWESOME! And I totally believe you. TOTALLY. I mean just because our physical body leaves, doesn't mean we can't still communicate through the heart/soul/spirit.

    Much thanks for stopping by and sharing that story. Have an awesome week, girl!

    X

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  69. Hey there David!

    Thank you :) This post just came to me over the past week. It's one of those times when you write something and it just flows without having to think about it.

    " I was not very close to either of my parents so I greatly admire what your Mom was to you."

    I know you just started reading my blog so you probably don't know this but the mother I speak of in this post was actually my stepmother, not my birth mother (my birth mother passed away when I was 6 years old). Yet, she and I had a very close bond with each other, as if we were blood related. She was my mother since I was 8 years old, so I've always thought of her as my mother. And what a great lady she was.

    "It made me feel good about my relationship with my sons too as I am close to them."



    That's so GREAT to hear! And good for you!


    Much thanks for stopping by, David. Have a super week!

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  70. Helloooooooo Debbie!

    This was one of those times when you sit down to write a post and it just flows. I wrote this last week (I think Thursday or Friday) and I added the photos over the weekend.

    "What a comfort that vision must have been to you."

    Yes, it was. And totally unexpected.

    "It's been nearly 5 years since my Daddy passed (from cancer, too), yet I often can feel him beside me. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one!!"

    Oh, that's wonderful! Isn't it such a COMFORT?

    I had something similar happened to me with my father after he passed away. I was still acting at the time and was onstage performing in a play, when all of a sudden I FELT him onstage with me - I kid you not. The feeling was so strong that it brought tears to my eye's WHILE I was onstage acting. It was such an incredible experience that I will never forget.

    "You're so right that the blogging community is supportive and strong. We're here for each other. And that's not the same thing as other social media outlets like Twitter, is it?"

    Amen! I will ALWAYS prefer blogging when it comes to online socializing because in time, you can really form very strong and real relationships. And I've met so many of my blogging friends in person over the years. LOVE blogging!

    "Next week might be an emotional one for you, so do try to be kind to yourself, okay??"



    Thank you, and yes, I will.


    Have a super Monday and week, Debbie! Thanks for stopping by!


    X

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  71. when our physical body dies, our soul continues to live on, and that we can still communicate with those in the physical - through the heart.


    That is beautiful. I agree that our souls live on after we leave this world too. I don't know how you mustered the clarity to post the night your mom died. I would be a mess. What a wonderful comfort to have experienced that fleeting feeling in the park. Gone but never forgotten.

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  72. I can't believe it almost a year ago, Ron.



    I remember a dream I had, about a year after my mum passed. It was a dream that was so vivid, that I felt I actually went there, in my sleep. We were all sitting on grass, having a picnic and laughing together. The colours were so saturated and beautiful, like nothing I've ever seen, and I can't even explain how it made me feel. Nothing happened in the dream. It was just a short moment, with no words, just a feeling of absolute happiness. To this day, I can't help thinking it was no ordinary dream.

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  73. Hey there Lisa!

    "I don't know how you mustered the clarity to post the night your mom died.'

    Do you know what it was? Posting that actually helped me absorb it by sharing with everyone. Also, everyone here had been extremely supportive and kind to me, my mother, and brother through the whole experience that I felt the need to share it that night because they had walked through the whole experience with me for 8 months.

    "What a wonderful comfort to have experienced that fleeting feeling in the park. Gone but never forgotten."

    You said it, my friend, gone but never forgotten.

    Much thanks for stopping by, Lisa! Have a wonderful week!

    X

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  74. Yes, can you believe it's been almost a year ago, Babs? I was talking with my brother on the phone and the two of us couldn't believe how fast that time flew by.

    I can't thank you enough for sharing your dream. OMG...it so touched me because I could SEE and FEEL what you described perfectly. And it was sort of the same thing for me, I didn't actually hear the words as much as I did feel them. And it was also as you said, just a feeling of absolute happiness!

    "To this day, I can't help thinking it was no ordinary dream."



    No, it wasn't. You're right.


    Thanks so much for stopping and sharing your experience, Babs. And thank you for your care and support last year...X


    Have a fabulous week!


    X to you and Mo!

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  75. I can't believe it's been a year! Time does pass by so quickly. That's so beautiful that you felt your parents presence in the park and that you have such wonderful memories of them from your childhood.

    I think I may have mentioned to you my disappointment in the fact that I never get "visited" by my parents, even though I moved into their house. A few days ago, I went out to the garage to get something and I have some boxes out there and summer yard stuff that I need to store in the basement for the winter. Well, in the middle of the garage floor was my father's watch. Just sitting on the ground! I was sure it was in my jewelry box. I said, "Hi, Dad" and have been wearing it ever since.

    Then last night, I was sitting in the family room watching TV when I felt a strong cigarette smell. You know my mother smoked like a chimney. So I said, "Hi, Mom" and a few minutes later, it disappeared. I'll take them both as a sign!

    We all felt like we knew your mother from your posts about her. I hope it somehow eased your grief to know so many people care. I know it helped me.

    Have a great week. Keep smiling and remembering. xoxo

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  76. I know, Chrissy, can you believe it? It'll be a year on the 15th! In fact, I marked it on last year's calendar.

    Okay, and I am TOTALLY is AWE of the two experiences you shared about in your comment. That's incredible, especially the one about your mother and the cigarette smell - WOW!

    And yes, take them as signs because it believe it.

    "We all felt like we knew your mother from your posts about her. I hope it somehow eased your grief to know so many people care. I know it helped me."

    OMG, it sure did help. TONS! I don't think people who don't blog realize the power of the spoken word and that when people come together (even on the Internet) in community, you receive so much support. You may not be able to see them, but you should as hell can FEEL them.

    Much thanks for stopping by and for sharing in your comment. And thank you for your support and love!

    Have a super week, girl!

    X

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  77. i also can't believe that it has almost been a year either, i remember reading that post and gasping. my biggest wonder with death is how do people go on and still smile. i know two people who did not attend their mom's funeral this past weekend because they said it would be too much. i totally understand. i wouldn't be able to have a funeral if it was my kid and would needs drugs on top of drugs.

    "While my eyes were closed, enjoying the warmth of the sun on my face, I had a vision of her and my father standing next to each other and holding hands; smiling."



    beautiful vision and i'm glad you found comfort in that, ron.


    xo

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  78. Ron, I did remember that your dear mother passed away last November, but I didn't recall the exact date. Wow...it's next week. I have such fond memories of your mother through all the posts you shared about her. And even though I never met her, it always felt as though I knew her through your stories. I was very sad when your mother passed away, as if she was a close friend.


    What a beautiful thing to have happen while you were sitting in the park. I got very emotional reading about it. You have an amazing way of expressing yourself, Ron. I really enjoy the way you write because it's as if your talking naturally.


    Thank you for sharing this post. What a beautiful tribute to both your mother and father. Take care and have a great week!


    I like the two photos you used for this post.

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  79. Oh, Ron, I'm so sorry for your Mother's passing. I believe the spirit lives on too, and am so glad you felt your parents' presence.

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  80. Hey there Val!

    I know, can you believe it's been almost a year already? OMG...that year flew by! When I went back and read that post over the weekend, I recalled exactly how I felt when I wrote it. It was surreal.

    " my biggest wonder with death is how do people go on and still smile. i know two people who did not attend their mom's funeral this past weekend because they said it would be too much. i totally understand."

    Yes, I can understand how someone would feel that too. But for me, I realize that the death of a loved one (even though it's hard to experience) is part of life. And that by going through all the emotions you feel (sadness, grief, etc.) it makes it easier to walk through. Also, it gives you closure.

    "beautiful vision and i'm glad you found comfort in that, ron."

    Thank you :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a super week!

    X

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  81. "I believe the spirit lives on too, and am so glad you felt your parents' presence."

    Thank you Jean!

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



    You're such a sweet lady!


    Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for stopping by!

    X

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  82. Hey there Robert!

    I know, can you believe it's coming up on a year? All of last year just seemed to FLY by in the blink of an eye.

    "And even though I never met her, it always felt as though I knew her through your stories. I was very sad when your mother passed away, as if she was a close friend."



    Aw...thank you, buddy. You would have LOVED my mother because she was someone you could really have a great conversation with. She had the gift of putting people at ease and making them feel comfortable. Also, she was VERY funny. I still remember her laugh.


    Thank you. I took those photographs last week while I was sitting by a fountain/waterfall. I then added the blue tint to give them some color.


    Much thanks for stopping by and for your sweet and supportive words. Have a fantabulous week, buddy!


    X

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  83. Herman TurnipNovember 04, 2013

    "It’s funny how when you’re a child, you never realize how strong those
    moments will come back to you as some of the most precious moments in
    your life, when you're an adult."

    Too true! It's funny how those moments stick with you and revisit you from time to time without any prodding on your part. It's as if your soul is comforting itself when it needs it the most. It's a coping mechanism that we as humans are lucky to have. And it says quite a bit that these happy memories revolve around people you know, knew, and loved.

    Here's a group hug from Karin and me on this anniversary. Stay strong my friend, and cherish your memories! :-)

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  84. Loved your comment, Herman!

    " It's funny how those moments stick with you and revisit you from time to time without any prodding on your part. It's as if your soul is comforting itself when it needs it the most...

    And it says quite a bit that these happy memories revolve around people you know, knew, and loved."

    So beautifully put. And thank you!

    Thanks so much for the group hug and for all your support and care during that time. And please tell Karin I said the same.

    Have a SUPER week, buddy! And thanks for stopping by.

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  85. Those memories do live in our hearts. Time really is a strange thing, isn't it? Hugs to you, dear Ron.

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  86. Mark PetruskaNovember 05, 2013

    What a wonderful story, Ron. I know people who have experienced exactly what you describe here: interactions with deceased loved ones assuring them that they are okay and everything is fine. I take solace in that, and believe in it with every fiber of my being.


    Your mom and dad WERE they. They ARE okay. Their love for you has survived death, and they will see you again.


    Take care, buddy.

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  87. "Time really is a strange thing, isn't it?"

    Yes, it sure is, Suzi! This last year seemed to fly by.

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

    Thanks for the hug and for stopping by, my friend. Have a super week!

    X

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  88. " I take solace in that, and believe in it with every fiber of my being."

    And me as well, Mark!

    "Your mom and dad WERE they. They ARE okay. Their love for you has survived death, and they will see you again."



    Thank you for your beautiful words, buddy.


    Have a faaaaaaaaaabulous week, and thank you for stopping by!


    X to you and Tara!

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  89. Geraldine H.November 05, 2013

    Oh Ron, this post touched my heart, I'm actually having a bit of cry here as I read the first post about your mom's passing.

    My own mom, was MY butterfly. It was her symbol and it has remained that to me, since she left this earth. Here's a poem I think you might like to read:

    http://mypoeticpath.wordpress.com/2008/03/13/butterfly/
    Your parents both sound like amazing, supportive people. You were truly blessed to share your life with them. And yes, they ARE still with us, I have no doubts about this. I've interacted with spirits many times in very real ways. I know all about the sense of their presence in our lives on this side. Not always actually seeing them as they were, but tangible all the same. They never leave Ron. Your parents are smiling down reading this post and sending their love. Love is the only thing that really endures forever.
    Thank you for this sad but beautiful read this morning. It really did touch my heart.
    Hugs to you, G

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  90. Ron, I fiddled around on Pixlr over the weekend and really enjoyed it. You're right, you can do some really cook editing. Thanks again!

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  91. You GO, Matt!

    Grrrrrrreat to hear, buddy!

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  92. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAAAA THE MILEY ONE ESPECIALLY! This post is a masterpiece. My favorite is "When I first saw it, I covered my eyes and let out an audible scream that shattered the glass in the cosmetic cases." I pictured it!!!! Oh my GOSH what a BOTTLE!!! WHAT THE HECK!

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  93. I couldn't resist the Miley Cyrus reference because she's been plastered all over the media about her "tongue action" - HA!

    "Oh my GOSH what a BOTTLE!!! WHAT THE HECK!"



    I know, isn't it pretty?


    NOT!


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Katherine!


    X

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  94. Haha! Enjoyed the photos of you in that pink wig but that's about it. Seriously, I know next to nothing about NM. And even if that perfume smelled liked Heaven itself I don't think I could get past the atrocious bottle. It's like C3PO, Madonna, and the Beauty School Dropout all rolled into one weird combination.

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  95. Thank you! I had so much putting that PINK wig on and taking photos!!!!

    "It's like C3PO, Madonna, and the Beauty School Dropout all rolled into one weird combination."

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha! OMG, Mary.....that was HILARIOUS because it's a PERFECT description of what it looks like!!!!!!

    BRAVA!

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

    X

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  96. I absolutely HATE Nicki Minaj - but YOU are cracking me the hell up!!


    BAhahHAHhHAhHAhHAhHAH AH

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  97. Tee, hee!


    Aren't I silly man?


    I couldn't resist putting that PINK wig on!


    X

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  98. You are sofa king funny ­ and I love you for it!

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