Take a Ramble…

over to our new “sister site” —  Open Range Ramblings!


Sometimes we just don’t have the time to do a “serious” post everyday…and sometimes we just feel like taking a break and doing something relaxing and fun. And there are the times when we’re so pooped that we NEED to take a break…

That’s where Open Range Ramblings comes in…

We’ve enjoyed doing the “Saturday Sanity” post lately so we thought we’d create a new site to provide a “haven” to escape to.  And our gang here at IA will be contributing pics and other things as time goes on, so we’ll be able to see what’s going on in other parts of the country, too.

The site has more additions planned and it will be developing as time permits. Plans are to get the live cam set up there, too, and to have pages for gardening, health topics, and pets and other lovely animals.

Today, we’re looking at the fruits that are already taking shape in the garden…so, especially if you live in colder areas of  the country, stop by Open Range Ramblings to lift your spirits!

ENJOY!!!!!

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Here’s the URL:

http://openrangeramblings.wordpress.com/

Make Your Plans for Inauguration Day NOW!! Important Info on Alternate Events to Help Get Through the Day!!

~~By Chicago Correspondent Leslie & InsightAnalytical-GRL)                                                     

(Alternate activities planned here at IA and Partizane.com follow Chicago Ball Information!)

GRL writes:

OK, gang! With the inspiring images of Democrats and Republicans joining together yesterday in the spirit of “bipartisanship” and the media’s glow about how this was SO MUCH better than Bill Clinton’s pre-election activities (what happened to “W”?), don’t you think it’s high time YOU started planning how you’ll be celebrating Inauguration Day on January 20th? If you check out the official Countdown Clock, you’ll note EXACTLY how long you’ve got to finish your preperations and get ready for the joyous celebrations possible riots in the streets of D.C. on this historic day!

Now, in case you couldn’t come up with the change for a ticket to the D.C. celebrations, here’s the latest on the big blow-out in Chicago! YES, YOU CAN ATTEND THE CHICAGO INAUGURAL BALL!!  

Here’s your OFFICIAL INVITATION courtesy…Chicago Correspondent Leslie! Leslie is in a real party mood (well, not really), BUT she’s offering her place to those who decide it’s an event they can’t miss!

CC Leslie writes:

Let’s all meet in Chicago – you can stay at my place and do the Inaugural Ball !!!

I do wish I could get excited about this inauguration. I know this is a historic
event – despite the person who is being “crowned”.
Alas, I cannot. I may not even tape it.
And I’m sure as shootin’ not paying $175 for a ticket to this party. — Leslie

—– Original Message —–

From: Chicago Inaugural Ball

To: undisclosed-recipients
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 3:27 PM
Subject: Invitation to Inaugural Ball

In honor of
The President of the United States,
Barack Obama, and Mrs. Obama
The Vice President of the United States,
Joe Biden, and Mrs. Biden
the Chicago Inaugural Committee
requests the honor of your company
at
the Inaugural Ball
Tuesday evening the twentieth of January
two thousand and nine
in the President’s home city of Chicago

Formal attire          seven o’clock

Not everyone can be in Washington, DC to witness the historic
Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.  If you can’t be in the
nation’s capital, why not celebrate this event with other supporters and
friends right here in the President’s hometown?  We will be toasting
Barack Obama’s swearing-in on the evening of January 20th, 2009 at the
Skyline Ballroom in McCormick Place — and you are invited!

For more information and tickets: http://chicagoinauguralball.com/index.html

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Special Announcement from InsightAnalytical-GRL

Well, I have to say, that’s impressive.  But is Chicago REALLY his hometown??

Now, if you really can’t make it to THIS event, then here are some alternatives.

First of all, Partizane.com is planning to hold it’s own “PUMA BAWL.”  Here’s your special invitation !!!!!

Everyone is invited to the World Famous Partizane PUMA BAWL Open Chat

Tuesday January 20, 2009 10:30 ish AM until Whenever.

The only time management can gaurantee a presence is at night but the chat room will be open in the morning.  I will open the chat room in the morning so folks can chat throughout the barf barf Inauguration.

Dress Code:  Black tie for the boys, red for the girls.  No other clothing required but if you really want to wear a gown, please do.

Please join us.  BYOB BYOK (kleenex)

~~New Hampster

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We here at IA, of course, have our own party planned…which ties in nicely with the PUMA Bawl!  If  you want to take a break from the festivities there, maybe to go to the ladies’ or gents’ room or to vomit in private, please stop by IA, where we will be an entirely OBAMA-FREE SAFE ZONE!!

We’ll be offering up a lovely selection of soothing pictures of sunny NM skies, mountains, and loving animals– as well as perhaps some other goodies–to help offer a place to work off all that partying !

And, if any other PUMAs who stop by care to announce their OWN plans, please DO provide a link and a brief description if possible in the comment section and we will gladly post them here at IA on Inauguration Day!!

SO, MARK YOUR CALENDARS and plan to drop by on the big day!!!