Lorianne's Blog (38)

Photo A Day - Day 4

New Ink

I titled this "New Ink", but its actually my only ink... there is no "Old Ink".  My daughter had a birthday recently and wanted a new tattoo (she has several) and I decided to get one too.  This is…

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Added by lorianne on December 18, 2017 at 8:52am — 3 Comments

Photo A Day - Day 3 (where I cheat & post 2 photos)

I couldn't decide who was creepier, this duck who came & sat on my feet or this heron after the beautiful green algae bloom. So, you get both. You decide.…

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Added by lorianne on December 17, 2017 at 11:52am — 12 Comments

Photo A Day - Day 2

First light - Lake Elsinore. CA…

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Added by lorianne on December 16, 2017 at 10:16pm — 10 Comments

Joining Anna's Picture A Day Posts

I love the idea of a picture a day, though I doubt I have the discipline to manage it... we shall see.

Daiso - the Japanese dollar store…

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Added by lorianne on December 15, 2017 at 9:57am — 7 Comments

Tips For Using Tags

Tags are used on Our Salon for 2 reasons.

1) the tags from the drop down menu help sort all blog posts to allow members and visitors to easily find posts that match their interests.

2) the tags fro the drop down menu and any tags added by the blogger help google sort posts for searches.

Our Salon is now set up to "force" the use of at least one tag. If you do not select a tag from the drop down menu, the 'publish' button will not be available until you…

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Added by lorianne on December 8, 2017 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Some Tips Concerning The New Front Cover Format ********UPDATED INFO******

The front cover has changed to organize posts in such a way as to make it easier for readers to locate and follow blogs that match their interests.

The way this will work requires some effort on your part. If you want your blogs to be easily found, you must use the drop down list of tags.

This list can be found at the bottom of each new blog, beneath the "entry" box where you add your blog text and…

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Added by lorianne on December 6, 2017 at 4:00pm — 12 Comments

Some Tips Concerning The New Front Cover Format

The front cover has changed to organize posts in such a way as to make it easier for readers to locate and follow blogs that match their interests.

The way this will work requires some effort on your part. If you want your blogs to be easily found, you must use the drop down list of tags.

This list can be found at the bottom of each new blog, beneath the "entry" box where you add your blog text and above the date & privacy settings.  I have even…

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Added by lorianne on December 6, 2017 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Houston, We Have A Problem

Dear friends,

        I have owned and managed this site since 2010. When Open Salon went away, I offered the site as a place for people to join and connect with one another. At that time, the goal was simply to keep people from losing contact with friends they had made over the years at Open Salon.

Over the past few years, the site has evolved into a functioning blogging site. While that was never my intention, I do not regret any decisions I made to allow that to happen and…

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Added by lorianne on December 2, 2017 at 10:48am — 95 Comments

The Nazi Next-Door

The nazi next-door (words i never thought i would type) had all of his doors & windows open early this morning. I was outside gardening and I was able to catch bits & pieces of the loud conversation he was having with his wife. The words "our people" made me do something I rarely do; pay attention to the neighbors. I could only catch the most emphatically stated bits... words like "fucking mexicans" & "manipulative jews" and the one thing I heard and could agree with: "Our people… Continue

Added by lorianne on August 20, 2017 at 12:00pm — 22 Comments

Trig & His Bots

I've seen a few mentions of Trig and the silly robot videos he used to make. He & I spent countless hours together on the phone working on those videos, often giggling like schoolgirls.

Being the type of person who doesnt usually get rid of cyber things, I found a couple & will find more when I dig out my old laptop.

This one was particularly fun and as I recall, written exclusively by him.…

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Added by lorianne on July 10, 2017 at 3:30pm — 15 Comments

For Kim... but really for Rita

~Kim Gamble  to me - February 10, 2012

 "I expect to see verbiage & wit & ol' fashioned erudite lorianne wisdom, should you feel inclined.    Whip us up a poem, love :-)"…

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Added by lorianne on February 22, 2016 at 12:00pm — 30 Comments

How To Add Images To A Blog Via Links

So, I want to add an image of a frog to my blog (blog frog!). What do I do?

Well, you have several choices. You could go find a frog & take his picture, upload it to your computer and then add it by clicking the ' add image' link in the blog editor. …

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Added by lorianne on January 30, 2016 at 4:46pm — 17 Comments

Trig's Open Call - What Is On My Bookshelf

I have bookshelves in nearly every room of my house including the kitchen & one of 2 bathrooms. I have bookshelves in my sun room, my hallway & even one in my shed. Lets just say I have a lot of bookshelves.

I have so many bookshelves (my grandma always called them "bookcases") because when he & I combined households we each brought multiple bookshelves full of books and multiple children who also had multiple bookshelves full of books. The kids moved out, but their books…

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Added by lorianne on January 23, 2016 at 10:30am — 23 Comments

Lazarus (For D)

Since I have been somewhat vocal on the subject of poetry lately, I felt it was time to put up or shut up.  This is a poem I have been working on for a really long time.  I have added punctuation, removed punctuation... moved line breaks around & tweaked word choices, all in an attempt to give it the same melancholy cadence it has in my head.  I cannot seem to let it go... yet.





Lazarus (For…

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Added by lorianne on September 24, 2013 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

for sirenita (my words are broken)

i try to write
but my words are tin
wood, bone and wax
milagros
for my own broken heart
over and over i try
crumpling and casting off each effort
till there is nothing left but tears
and a wastebasket full of good-bye

Added by lorianne on July 24, 2013 at 9:59pm — 4 Comments

Journaling & Blackout Poetry(?)

Like many people who  love writing, I journal.  I try to journal every day, but rarely succeed; I do manage about 4-5 times a week. I journal in outdated planner notebooks and have tons of them full of... well, nonsense mainly. Journals for me are the written version of the bottom of my purse; the place where all my mind debris & miscellany ends up.

Yesterday I started a new journal in a blank planner book from 2008. Its got large pages and suits me fine. I've also been…

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Added by lorianne on July 9, 2013 at 11:00am — 11 Comments

This Just Makes Me All Kinds Of Happy

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Somewhere, John Lennon is…

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Added by lorianne on March 4, 2013 at 1:00am — 15 Comments

You Must Be Or You Wouldn't Have Come Here - Steel Breeze's Open Call - Your Best Stuff

Not sure if this is my best, but it is one of my favorites. I would hope my best is still ahead of me.


You Must Be Or You Wouldn't Have Come Here…

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Added by lorianne on March 1, 2013 at 1:00pm — 14 Comments

This Is Beautiful... Sad... Poetic And True

If you do not see parts of yourself or someone you know in this... check your pulse.

Added by lorianne on February 21, 2013 at 10:23pm — 12 Comments

We Have A Promo Video!

Added by lorianne on February 11, 2013 at 12:30am — 21 Comments

NEW BLOG POSTS

Photo A Day - Day 4

Posted by lorianne on December 18, 2017 at 8:52am 3 Comments

So Sayeth the Sage

Posted by Tom Cordle on December 17, 2017 at 3:30pm 14 Comments

Big Opportunities Coming!

Posted by Phyllis on December 17, 2017 at 2:58pm 6 Comments

Writers Competition

Posted by Safe Bet's Amy on December 17, 2017 at 12:00pm 25 Comments

who's next

Posted by ABG 2.0 on December 17, 2017 at 6:24am 1 Comment

Christmas Again Baby

Posted by Doc Vega on December 17, 2017 at 4:40am 4 Comments

Photo A Day - Day 2

Posted by lorianne on December 16, 2017 at 10:16pm 10 Comments

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