Tuesday, September 19, 2006

VIVI Time Once More!

It’s been a very busy week for me and, as much as I enjoyed it, I am glad it’s over now.  We hosted the Leukemia Cup Regatta at the marina for the tenth year in a row.  I took my camera with me to work, but for the first time in a long time, I was not able to get away to shoot any pictures of the event.  We were hosting a big fishing tournament at the same time this year.  You know me, when there is something going on and I have my camera, I squeeze off a few shots.  That I didn’t get any shots at all should tell you just how busy we really were


Other than a couple more fishing tournaments, that is just about the last big hoopla of this year’s season.  We will settle into our winter routine in the coming weeks and I’ll have a lot more time to take pictures again.


It’s that time of year again here in J-Land, too!

The Vivi Awards will be held again this year thanks to the dedication and hard work of this year’s committee.  To put this together and pull it off takes some very hard work and all of the committee members deserve more than just a pat on the back in my humble opinion.  Thank you, to all who are

doing so much to make this happen again this year.


The Vivi Awards are a way of recognizing the excellence of our fellow journalists within the framework of AOL Journals.  The huge benefit each year to all is the exposure we all get to new journals, that is journals we have not discovered and read before.  There is so much talent here in J-Land and to be able to search through the recommended journals always turns up some great finds for me.


If you haven’t done so yet, please take the time to go to the Vivi Awards site and see all of the names that are being suggested this year.  Just click on the above link.  Go to these journals and have a read and be ready with your own opinions when the voting starts.


While I’m on the subject of new journals, I’ve been reading a couple lately that I only recently discovered.  One is an AOL Journal and the other is not.  The AOL Journal I refer to is “Comments On The Events Of My Life.”  Bill has had an extraordinary life and shares with us stories and photos.  He is a true American hero as he was one of the volunteers helping out at Ground Zero after the attacks of 9-11-2001.  His background as a former New York City police officer and a New York City fireman gives him an insightful perspective.  He just got a new digital camera and I am really looking forward to seeing him make that baby sing in upcoming posts.  Click on the above link and check him out if you get a chance.


The second new journal I want to tell you about is written by a Lady named Nancie who works for AOL and is in charge of Community Experiences here.  She has started a journal, “Hummingbird Mind,” in which she talks about becoming an Empty Nester and also updates us on new literary offerings as they appear on the scene.  Give her journal a read if I’ve stirred your curiosity.  You can find her by clicking on the above link.  If you visit any of theseor other journals you have not read before, leave a comment so they will know you’ve been there.  Even if you only say, “Hi!” all of us journal writers enjoy knowing someone has stopped by to scan our sites.


I’m off now to spend the rest of my day off experimenting with some sound and video equipment.  Who knows, I may have some very interesting (or not) entries in the coming weeks if all goes well.  Take care and I’ll see Ya next time!



jlocorriere05 said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the Leukemia Cup Regatta. Sorry you didn't get to take photos, you must've been busy! Thanks for the two links, it's always nice to look at others journals. I hope your work slows down so you can start getting pics again. I went over to the Vivi site on Sunday. Jeannette xx  

astaryth said...

No Photos?!?! <sigh> Oh, well, at least you offered up some new reading material... like I needed to add anything else to my Bloglines <LOL>

piperacharmed1 said...

I am glad they have an award thingy for journals...and I know people are working hard on it all....but I just feel as if some really talented people get left out. And in the past I have seen feelings get hurt over it. I guess that's life, though...not everyone can be happy. I am not voting...they are just way too many talented people here in J-land to choose just one in a category. Just my 2 cents, of course.


jeadie05 said...

Hi SAM nice to get an entry from you as usual you have been busy,too busy to take pics my you are busy ,Have been over to the blogs you mention ,look forward to more postings ,when you are less busy ,.,.,.,Jan xx http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeadie05/Serendipity/

onestrangecat said...

Sounds like you have been really busy.  I know you must have really enjoyed yourself not to have taken any pictures!  LOL


pharmolo said...

The equinox is nearly here, so summer must be over. It's decidedly autumn up here, and we're getting all the hurricanes Sam LOL

rap4143 said...

Busy time of year for all of us :) Glad to see you are back posting :).

wfhbear said...

Thanks for the plug. We will see how this camera stuff works out. I want to head out into the desert for a few shots, maybe this weekend. Regards, Bill.

lurkynat said...

dear Sam
hugs! Your journal is so lively as always! thanks for giving Bill a good word and I will need to visit the new journal.

onemoretina said...

Hey Sam !  Just stopping by to say hello and see how you are doing.  Sounds like you've been busy.  Same for me, but it is finally starting to slow down.  Now I can stop and smell the roses again, thank goodness.  You take care,   Tina

ally123130585918 said...

I am glad you enjoyed the "Leukenia Cup Regatta" you really must have been busy not to take any photographs ~ be glad when you settle into your winter routine and we get to see more of your pictures ~ It dosen't seem possible it is a year since the Vivi's ~ hope you have fun experimenting with Sound and video look forward to seeing the outcome ~ Ally

mavarin said...

Hey, Sam!  That's okay about the pictures, as long as you find things to photograph during your slow season.  Take care! - Karen

u2woman said...

Wow fun times I was not aware of an awards event but then again I am new.  Thanks for the new journals to check out.
Peace be with you,

childebrand1968 said...

Bet you're happy things are slowing down... a little.

Too bad you didn't get to take pictures!  Miss that...

Thinking this year, I'll sit back and 'watch' the VIVIs.  Good luck to all nominees :)