This morning my brother Joey patiently guided me through a 2.5 hour one-on-one Word Press tutorial/crash course/test on blogging. I am thrilled to announce I passed with flying colors. Consequently he officially named me, “Sista Felicia GMG’s newest 10 AM contributor.” Since posting daily is a big challenge, I feel like the “The Little Engine That Could” as I am thrust among the twenty talented GMG contributors. Bringing multiple posts daily to the GMG community, and using the I think I can… I think I can mindset, I hope to deliver you with content sparking your inner Sista.
What will you find at 10 AM? My posts will contain easy to follow step-by-step instructions and colorful photos. As I share: recipes, craft projects, gift ideas, fabulous finds, my favorite kitchen gadgets and must haves with you I hope to provide you with a taste of my life. My wish is to inspire, to guide, and to bring a smile to you and your family through creating beautiful things and delicious dishes for all to enjoy! Please feel free to send me your questions and comments.
Coconut snuggling by the fire while Joey gives me a crash course in Word Press Blogging…doesn’t she seem excited?
Bailee is a young philanthropist who loves to help others please join her Saturday to help bring the pediatric patients at Beverly Hospital some prizes!
With a 22-18 win over the Amesbury Indians Friday night at Hyland Field, the Manchester Essex Hornets secured their place in the post season playoffs. Coming from behind several times in the game, the Hornets fought back and put it away with a touchdown and 2 point conversion with less than 40 seconds left to play. A key to the win had to be the late 4th quarter defensive stop made by the Hornets on a 3rd and VERY short attempt by Amesbury setting up the offense with good field position and just enough time.
I went for a walk with Brenda Malloy out beyond the Retreat House to the place we call “Evelyn’s Point”, where Evelyn Howe died. During the walk we encountered some very strange things that neither of us had ever seen before. From a distance, the tidal pool looked like it was ringed with dried salt, but on closer inspection, it was some kind of white fiberous stuff. We also found pure white crab and lobster shells. And then there was the large cityscape looking thing on the horizon again, different from what I saw the other day – larger and more defined, and definitely not a cloud formation. Charlie Carroll said he thought what I saw the other day was a mirage. I don’t know what this is. Does anyone have any ideas, or have you seen any of these things before? I think we’re being invaded by UFO’s.
UPDATE: I think I’ve discovered what the UFO is. It is actually an IFO (identified floating object), the Excelerate Northeast Gateway Floating LNG Terminal, which you normally can’t see from here unless the visibility conditions are just right, or maybe as Charlie Carroll said, we are seeing its mirage. We sailed past it last summer on Tom Robinson-Cox’s Triad, and the thing was masssive.
The Excelerate Northeast Gateway deepwater port is a ship that is three football fields long, a football field wide, with its own helicopter landing pad, and carries enough natural gas to heat 21,000 average New England homes for a year. It cost $250 million, weighs 200 million pounds, and is powered by 36,000 horsepower worth of engines that drive the ship and warm liquid gas to vapor — and can also produce electricity equivalent to the demand of 11,000 homes.
Northeast Gateway is said to be as environmentally friendly and have the minimum environmental footprint possible, through technologies that recover waste heat, function like a catalytic converter removing pollutants from exhaust, and virtually eliminate the need for using sea water in the vaporization process.
I still wonder what is causing those white crab and lobster shells and very sickly looking tidal pool.
Here is a great photo of the Excelerate taken by Donna Ardizzoni from Manchester, all lit up and more clearly visible as what it is.
Calvin Cooke, leader of The Slide Brothers and known as the B.B. King of gospel steel guitar, will be Aurelia Nelson’s guest on her North Shore 104.9 FM show Curtain Up tomorrow (SUN) at 9am. Calvin calls in from the road where he and his band are touring the U.S. in support of their new CD Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers.
Guitar Worlds says, “The Slide Brothers … tackle rock, funk and blues with a ferocity that will startle fans of Duane Allman, Derek Trucks and Muddy Waters.” Listen to this amazing version of the Allman Brothers’ classic Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ from their new CD.
The Slide Brothers’ only New England concert is next Saturday, Nov 2 (after the Red Sox will have won the World Series) just down the road at Beverly’s fully restored, historic Larcom Theatre. There are still some good seats left (especially in the gorgeous horseshoe Balcony — see here).
Local virtuoso and recent Berklee grad, Michael Thomas Doyle opens the show with his band — Cody Nilsen on guitar/vocals, Bill Spencer on bass, and Steve Russo (of Runaround and Mile 21) on drums . This will be your only chance to catch the greatest living masters of Slide Guitar so close to home — and support one of our local rising stars at the same time. Get tickets now. Watch them play the Hendrix Classic, Foxy Lady!
WHAT: The Cripple Cove Quintet featuring The Goddesses
WHERE: The Rhumb Line (40 Railroad Avenue, Gloucester, MA)
WHEN: 3 sets start at 9:30pm on Saturday, October 26th
WHAT ELSE: 21+/No Cover
The Cripple Cove Quintet featuring The Goddesses will be back at The Rhumb Line as a full, plugged-in, electric quintet after a mellow summer of acoustic quartet gigs. Yes, Game 3 is on, but The Rhumb Line has a TV, and we’ll be watching from the stage, too! Come down and shake it with us, World Series/Halloween style.
The European rock shrimp, or ghost shrimp, has invaded New England waters. First spotted in Salem in 2010, these highly-adaptable shrimp are now common in Gloucester.
“Frankenfish” is a nickname for the northern snakehead, an invasive species of freshwater fish. The horror movies Snakehead Terror, Frankenfish, and Swarm of the Snakehead were (very!) loosely based on an actual snakehead outbreak in Maryland!
Little is known about the deep sea goblin shark, a rare fish with extendable jaws. Goblin sharks are the only living members of an ancient shark family from the age of dinosaurs!
I stumbled across this on YouTube and thought it was very cool. These guys are creating public art by combining radio control with a dash of artificial intelligence and a sprinkling of robotics and mixing it with human perception. Check it out!
North Shore Kid
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