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Comment by booklover on October 19, 2012 at 8:15am

Adorable 'humidifier cat' Steph!  So cute.Have a good weekend everyone!  I will because my daughter will be home from college from today through Monday a.m.! yay!

Comment by Steph S. on October 19, 2012 at 12:00am

I just love the moon cat Halloween Samhain pic Tony. Pagans and Wiccans celebrate Samhain Tony. Very big on full moons. That lolcat is the best booklover! So funny.

Singing in the Rain - great song.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 18, 2012 at 11:47pm

Can't hear that song without thinking of the German disco version:

"Sinking in der reyn, yust sinking in der rein". Can't remember what the name of the group was supposed to be but was obviously a bunch of second-rate session singers cobbled together with a drum-machine and a synthesizer. So bad it was funny.

Comment by Patricia on October 18, 2012 at 12:56pm

Always a favorite song.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 18, 2012 at 12:04pm

Tony, I don't think I have a "soul," so I ain't afraid.  And "Singin' in the Rain" is one of my all-time favorite musicals, too.

And, as a former ice skater, this just blows me away every time I watch it:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2493822/kurt_browing_singin_in_the_rain/

Comment by booklover on October 18, 2012 at 8:23am

That's a good one Ian. :)

Tony I love "Singing in the Rain" :)

Comment by Ian Mason on October 18, 2012 at 6:02am

Don't know if we've had this one before.

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 18, 2012 at 6:00am

Time for work, getting ready, wanted to leave you with this. From 'Singing in the Rain'.

                                       Good Morning

http://youtu.be/Yu6--WBPBHo

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 18, 2012 at 12:07am

Samhain just around the corner. My fathers mother immigrated from Ireland when she was 6 yrs. old. I vaguely remember her, died when I was 15. But when I was younger and she did come around, she told the best shivery stories to us. And even though she didn't have a brogue being raised in America, she always called Halloween Samhain.

So, happy Samhain to all, and keep an ear out for the Ban Sidhe. And whatever you do Halloween night, accept no ride from Dullan in his Coiste Bodhar, for he is out collecting souls, and you don't want to be counted in that number, for sure.

Goodnight to all.

Comment by Steph S. on October 17, 2012 at 10:43pm

Patricia that is great news about your renovations - very nice.

 

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