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  1. 1 Judith Fardig
    March 24, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    What a crazy busy day!

    • March 24, 2014 at 11:20 pm

      Hellooooooooooo Judith!

      • 3 Judith Fardig
        March 24, 2014 at 11:23 pm

        XOXO Chips and Danny!

      • March 24, 2014 at 11:29 pm

        Chips are you still having issues with WordPress & Twitter?

        • March 24, 2014 at 11:33 pm

          Hiya LP, Twiitter is fine, just some funny glitches with DM alerts, but WP a disaster after their photo editor changes. Lots complaining, so *hoping* they’ll fix it asap!

          • March 24, 2014 at 11:37 pm

            I tried a test draft on my blog and didn’t see any immediate problems….. I’ve been in class all day what did they change on photo editor that is causing havoc?

            • March 24, 2014 at 11:44 pm

              They’ve removed the resizing option on photos (when you were able to select a percentage), so you can’t enlarge them. They say the new way does work for enlarging, but as they’ve been told several gazillion times on their forum, it doesn’t! It’s just a bummer for any photo-oriented blogs, like this, that are optimized width wise for pics. Clinging to the hope that it’ll be fixed by morning, otherwise the pics from China and the Netherlands will be miserable!

              • March 24, 2014 at 11:52 pm

                Yes, I did notice that….. I was updating the thread I was working on and the biggest aspect ratio I can get is 594×396 for ‘full size’ I wasn’t sure if it was the photo service that changed because they usually have much larger prints. I did notice if I find the photo somewhere else that does have a larger frame it will transfer to uploads in the larger form, but can’t manually do it in WP. I hope they heed your call……

                • March 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm

                  I found a way of doing it manually too, although a bit hit and miss, but if you have a bunch of photos in a post it takes flippin’ forever! Grrrrrrrrrr!!!

                  • March 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

                    If they don’t change I may need an assist later this week…unless you have a good photo service to utilize. I don’t know if you noticed, but yesterday Getty removed the ‘share’ option, and on their website the biggest they have are 600×400…another thing I have on my to-do list.

                    • March 25, 2014 at 12:03 am

                      Hey LP, what do you mean about Getty, I’m still getting the embed option??

                    • March 25, 2014 at 12:12 am

                      Ok the embed option is back……wasn’t there last night……..but I just uploaded 2 pics to libraries….check them out….432×594 is the largest aspect ratio in ‘full size’ do you know how to enlarge? Do you get larger options from Getty?

  2. 13 Judith Fardig
    March 24, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Lead on, my President!

  3. 15 Paulita
    March 24, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    I blinked and you started a new post! So I will re-post my comment,

    Hi TOD! Lurking just to catch up. My favorite by Aretha – Call Me. Makes me feel sentimental. Boy I love this place, balm to my soul. Blessings to the blog crew. You guys are outstanding.

  4. 17 GGAIL
    March 24, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Take that headline Putin!

  5. March 24, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Howdy, congrats to Judith on first!

  6. 26 amk for obama
    March 24, 2014 at 11:34 pm

  7. March 24, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    My time is limited tonight, but wanted to brag that I Just signed up my son and daughter-in-law who couldn’t get affordable health care because of pre-existing conditions. Sonny boy told me wifey had it taken care of but she didn’t. So I input the info on my Mac Book. The screens went fast. She hadn’t signed in or anything. Wyoming must have the worst competition though because we’re independent and didn’t want to set up a Wyoming exchange. We’re so independent we let the Federal government set up ours. Idjit governor and legislature. They just have to decide on a plan tonight.

  8. March 24, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Man BASE jumps off the freedom tower at 3 a.m….. lands in oncoming traffic!!! Fast forward to round 2 minute mark…..

  9. 42 HZ
    March 24, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{ Thank you my beautiful Chips for our haven here}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}HZ

    I see that my handsome Danny is speaking out tonight. Granny is so very proud of you, my handsome grandson. {{{{{{{{ Loving hugs}}}}}}}}}HZ

    CarolMae, loving {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Hugs and prayers coming your way}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}HZ

    Bobfr, Nerdy W., and our brilliant Chips, thanks so much for all of the great up to date news about our wonderful POTUS and FLOTUS trip. It is a beautiful visit everyday that I have the honor of being in this wonderful loving TOD family. Thanks to all of my family.HZ

    • March 24, 2014 at 11:49 pm

      Thank you HZ. I’m packing TOD well-wishes with me. I can at least listen and I know this wonderful place isn’t going anywhere. I missed Danny’s antics today. 😦

      • 44 No Child Left Behind
        March 24, 2014 at 11:53 pm

        Carol, I’ll continue to pray for you. Everything will go well, with God’s grace.

      • 46 HZ
        March 25, 2014 at 12:13 am

        CarolMae, and remember as you are packing those TOD well-wishes, remember that there will be so many bouquets of beautiful meditative words; humble gracious prayers for comfort and wisdom granted to the doctors, and a lot of wonderful and loving caring angels speaking gentle and tender prayers in our space for your space to be graced by God’s gracious protection. {{{{{Love U}}}}}}}HZ

        • March 25, 2014 at 12:17 am

          You are such an inspiration and comfort to me and others here at TOD. I am really feeling the goodwill tonight. But it’s off too bed for now. G’Night. 🙂

          • 48 HZ
            March 25, 2014 at 1:09 am

            {{{{{{{{{{{{{{Good Restful Night, CarolMae}}}}}}}}}}}}}()HZ

            • March 25, 2014 at 10:40 am

              Thank you HZ, I Had a very restful night. I felt so good about signing up someone for Obamacare. It really does feel better to give than receive. Now I have to study for a blood test. 😉 that means drinking lots of water. My veins aren’t cooperating. 🙂 Love you and your beautiful spirit.

    • 50 Ladyhawke
      March 24, 2014 at 11:51 pm


    • 52 Dudette
      March 25, 2014 at 12:43 am

      Love you HZ!

      • 53 HZ
        March 25, 2014 at 12:51 am

        {{{{{{{{{{{{{{ Thank you most beautiful Dudette}}}}}}}}}}}}. I pray all is going well for you and your dear brother. Remember you are so precious to me.HZ

        • 54 Dudette
          March 25, 2014 at 1:07 am

          Oh, HZ, thanks so much to you and the entire TOD family for your prayers and well wishes.

          He’s doing VERY well, dear one. He’s moving around just great. Still has to avoid lifting objects with much weight for a bit though. Calls himself “The Tin Man” because of all the rods and pins they put in his back, but he’s having very little pain. Made sure to get off the hard pain meds quickly. He’s starting a “strenous, athletic” physical therapy program later this week per doctors orders. Have to say, I haven’t seen him stand so straight and tall in years. It’s wonderful to see!

          I’m sure he got tired me hugging him yesterday. I’m just so happy for him! We’re a hugging family [just like the Obamas], but I likely smothered him a couple of times. Next time I’ll just punch him in the arm, like I did when we were kids. 😀

          • 55 HZ
            March 25, 2014 at 1:19 am

            Oh, Dudette how very sweet and touching to hear how lovingly you speak of your brother. I can hear the love in your voice through this comment as you share the wonderful recovery blessings of your brother. It is such a joy to have such a wonderful relationship with a wonderful brother. I know how I cherish my brother as well. When we can put into our space a gem as you have described your precious brother, ‘our cup does run over’ with tender and loving blessings.

            Thanks for sharing this preciousness with me. I will continue to give thanks for you, your loving brother, and your family. I would not expect anything less than your loving remarks about your brother because one who loves(you) great music as you do, has to have so much love within their space and within their family’s space for each other. {{{{{{{{{{ Keep loving each other in this precious manner}}}}}}}}HZ

  10. March 24, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    President’s Obama speech on National Security…this speech was given before Snowden stole Security Documents and Fled our Country
    Just as a reminder that all of this is part of PBOs Redefining National Security

  11. 58 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 12:02 am

  12. 59 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 12:02 am

  13. 60 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 12:03 am

  14. 61 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 12:06 am

  15. 62 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 12:10 am

  16. 63 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 12:11 am

    • 64 jacquelineoboomer
      March 25, 2014 at 12:34 am

      I love Harry, but am amused that he’s calling a session of Congress “this work period.” It’s like a half hour here, a half hour there, and it’s called “a work period.”

  17. 66 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 12:16 am

  18. 67 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 12:22 am

    I missed out on the earlier birthday party for Aretha Franklin, so I wanna get in on some of that action now.

    This is one of my favorite Aretha moments as it “surprised” many who were unaware of Ms. Franklin’s musical (and vocal) range. This is from the 1988 Grammy Awards.

    “Twenty two minutes after she was asked to cover for her ailing friend, Luciano Pavarotti, Aretha Franklin takes the stage to perform the legendary aria “Nessun Dorma”, a piece she sang previously a few days earlier (in her own register, I might add), without changing Pavarotti’s key – which is no minor achievement. It begets one of the most extraordinary musical moments in awards show history. It brought the audience to a thunderous ovation.”

  19. 72 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 12:25 am

  20. 73 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 12:29 am

  21. 74 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 12:33 am

  22. 75 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 12:34 am

  23. 76 Paulita
    March 25, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Hi Dudette , music ma’am . Can you post “call me” by Aretha. Will owe you big time!

    • 77 Dudette
      March 25, 2014 at 12:48 am

      As you wish, my dear! Excellent choice! 🙂

      • 78 Paulita
        March 25, 2014 at 12:56 am

        Thank you so much! Can you picture Barack and Michelle dancing to this. Just close your eyes,,, Oh Yeah!!

        • 79 Dudette
          March 25, 2014 at 1:09 am

          I absolutely can picture that! And you know how much they love her. That would be so romantic. Thanks for that image! 😀

          • 80 Paulita
            March 25, 2014 at 1:18 am

            No, Thank you. I fell in love with TOD because you guys evoke the best memories as well as staying on top of the best of everything. You make me feel better about the world. And now I will have sweet dreams tonite,

            Keep the Faith TOD! 🙂

  24. 82 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Just ran across this. I totally don’t remember this!

    Aretha Franklin – I Dreamed A Dream – Clinton Inauguration

  25. 83 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Will NEVER, EVER forget this one though! 🙂

  26. 86 amk for obama
    March 25, 2014 at 1:06 am

  27. 87 jacquelineoboomer
    March 25, 2014 at 1:07 am

  28. 88 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Look at her here — she’s practically a baby (just about 22) and yet greatness is so evident!

    Aretha Franklin – Running Out of Fools (1964)

  29. 89 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 1:22 am

  30. 90 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Hoping everyone out there in Northeast and Midwest enduring the storm stays safe and warm.

  31. 91 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 1:48 am

  32. 92 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 1:51 am

  33. 93 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 1:58 am

  34. 100 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 1:58 am

  35. 102 Betsy
    March 25, 2014 at 1:58 am

    My D worked on this new uplifting video called “Fight” by Lee DeWize

  36. 107 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 2:01 am

  37. 108 HZ
    March 25, 2014 at 2:06 am

    We certainly cannot solve all of the difficulties that people are experiencing now all around us, and we do not comprehend why and how these things are taking place; but we surely can lift up spoken words of loving goodness for some relief of comforting peacefulness to step into these difficult times for our sisters and brothers all over our country and our world.

    May mercy keep watch over our brothers and sisters in WA., helping hands take in those who need a place to sleep tonight’ peacefulness be granted to enter through the painful and troubled hearts of the hurting; and grace tuck each one of us in as well as our brothers and sisters in WA., so they can see their friend Hope stand in their space wherever they are standing and give them an assurance that will help them to stand taller through these difficult times.

    Reach out with your loving thoughts, generous wallets, and powerful prayers to these our brothers and sisters and our gracious President as he take in another step on the ladder to reach another one in need in the nation that he so lovingly serves. We love our brothers and sisters in WA., and all over this nation, and we humbly pray for peace and provisions for all of us.
    Thank you, Grace
    Thank you, Peacefulness
    Thank you, Loving Kindness
    Thank you, Almighty to stand firm and be faithful in our usefulness to these our brothers and sisters in need of comfort and provisions now.Amen

    Goodnight Chips and my loving TOD family. Pray for our POTUS, FLOTUS, and VPOTUS as they lead and work on our behalf.HZ

  38. 113 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 2:19 am

  39. 114 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 2:41 am

  40. 115 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 2:42 am

  41. 116 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 2:58 am

  42. 118 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 3:04 am

    That’ll do it for me tonight folks! Sweet dreams and spicy mornings!

    By the way, Wednesday (March 26) is my Spock’s birthday, so I’m warning you now, many of my posts on that day will likely be Star Trek-themed. Live Long and Prosper, Good People of Earth! 😀

  43. 119 vcprezofan2
    March 25, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Good Morning sisthren and brethren!

    AMSTERDAM.- On the occasion of his official visit to the Netherlands for the Nuclear Security Summit on 24 and 25 March, President Obama of the United States visited the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam today, the first ever visit by a serving US President to the museum. He is pictured here with the museum’s General Director, Wim Pijbes, in the Gallery of Honour in front of Rembrandt’s celebrated painting, ‘The Night Watch’, one of the greatest treasures of the collection. Wim Pijbes has given the President a tour in the Gallery of Honour, where world-famous masterpieces by Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Johannes Vermeer and Rembrandt are shown. Pijbes made a personal selection of works around the theme ‘virtues and values of the young Dutch Republic’. The Gallery of Honour leads to the dedicated space created for Rembrandt’s greatest masterpiece: The Night Watch.


    Distinguished White House figures have visited the Museum, but never during their official terms of office: Theodore Roosevelt visited on 1 May 1910 (US President 1901-1909), Mrs Lyndon-Johnson, the wife of the Vice-President, in 1963, and Hilary Clinton on 27 May 1997 (First Lady, 1993-2001).


  44. 120 globalcitizenlinda
    March 25, 2014 at 7:22 am


    • 121 vcprezofan2
      March 25, 2014 at 7:35 am

      Helloo GCLinda! A fine morning it is too – The Obama ladies are traveling and representing us beautifully and the Obama male is being bussed by adoring fans I’m sure!

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