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Friday, May 9, 2008

Georgia Carnival: Edition 35

Welcome to the Mother’s Day edition of the Georgia Blog Carnival. Take a minute this weekend to honor your mom and other women in your life who have mentored and loved you through the good times and bad…think of all the motherly types you might know…I bet you will be surprised how many women have touched your life in some way.

This morning a Marietta mom, Dee Wissing, received breakfast in bed courtesy of Emeril on Good Morning America. Can you imagine being the mother of 17 children and later dealing with all of their spouses and offspring? Oh my! Dee, my hat is off to you, and you did deserve breakfast in bed this morning.

The next carnival will be hosted here
Georgia on My Mind on Tuesday, May 27th. I will be out of town for Memorial Day weekend, so instead of posting on Friday the carnival will be delayed until Tuesday. Submissions will be due Monday, May 26th.

If you maintain a Georgia blog and would like to host the carnival at your site e-mail me to set up a date. It’s a great way to put your own personal spin on the carnival.

The last edition of the Georgia carnival can be found
here, and the carnival archives are found here.

Many thanks goes to the Blog Carnival site…you know, the place you visit to submit your postings to the carnival. They make creating and maintaining a blog carnival a breeze, especially for someone as busy as I am. Well, they have decided the Carnival for Georgia Bloggers is just worthy enough to be one of their featured carnivals on their homepage all day on Sunday, May 11th. Here’s some more info on their featured carnivals. What a wonderful Mother’s Day present for me! Many thanks go to the Blog Carnival hub for their recognition.

Now… on to the highlights of Georgia blogging during the past two weeks. No categories are given for this edition. Just wander around and explore. You might find your next great addition to your blogroll.

Please support these fine Georgia bloggers by letting them know you have visited them with a comment. Your continued support with your links and shout-outs at your site helps to alert others to what we Georgia bloggers have to offer:

Well, I now know how bring comments out of the woodwork….simply publish a post regarding parents who don't vaccinate their children like Principal's Office did. Says Savred, “I could only conclude that unless parents who don’t get their kids vaccinated are homeschooling, they really don’t give a rip about the good welfare of other people’s kids or the community for that matter."

Over at Provocative Church Bill says, “First the bad news.....Every year about 3,700 churches close their doors in the U.S. That’s one in one hundred churches. That makes 3,700 new churches required each year in the U.S. just to maintain the status quo---if you forget about population growth." Head on over for the rest of the story. It’s not as bleak as you imagine it to be.

Having a barbecue this weekend with your mama? Then Vajras over at Vajras Straight Up wants us to remember three important words….No, not I love you, but the words BIG, BOLD, and QUAFFABLE. What is this quaffable, you say? Vajra's video has the 411.

The Q Family over at The Q Family Adventure share their trip to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and state they were stepping into a whole new world last Saturday.

Jen over at JenuineJen took the twins to Pine Mountain, Georgia where they visited Wild Animal Safari……go along on on their trip as Jen remembers, “Being licked by a giraffe does not work for me.

Noric Dilanchian is not a Georgia blogger but has submitted to the Georgia Carnival before providing us with information based on Georgia music and music history. This time he presents Ray Charles Learned From His Mama posted at Lightbulb, saying, "Other than musical brilliance, what else contributed to the US$75 million net worth of Ray Charles (1930-2004)? All businesses with intellectual property to manage can learn from his skills as a negotiator who owned and controlled his key copyright assets."

Every wonder how Elementaryhistoryteacher rolls in the classroom? Ever wondered what it would be like to be a fly on my classroom wall? Here’s your chance with my post from History Is Elementary called Historical Triage.

Everything Finance presents How to prevent a financial blunder posted at Invest In India. This post made me think hard about my own personal spending habits and my philosophy regarding money in general. The posts asks some hard questions…..What conditions can be classified as a financial disaster? Are your spending habits taking you towards one? How can you avoid a financial disaster without being too harsh on yourself?

I love to shop and lunch at Atlantic Station, but I guess I’m sooooo clueless. Did you know Atlantic Station has a Geisha House? Well, Claudine discovered it and shares her visit in her post, Dinner at the Geisha House, posted at The Atlanta Traveler.

Salmongirl’s post Ya Viene el Sol - Ozomatli brings Sun to Atlanta posted at Ashes and Glass brings back my own connection with music and driving on a bright and sunny day. Haven’t you ever been almost to your house and then that most favorite song comes on the radio and you turn and go another way…just until the song over. I do it all the time…the kids wonder why I drive by the house two or three times. :)

Mermer presents In step with spring. posted at Mermerings, where she relates a recent trip to the Peachtree Road Farmers Market. Complete with pictures this is a must see read. It would seem I need to plan a trip to the market soon.

Dawn our favorite Belle of the Blog presents Sweet Jane where she advises if you are in Atlanta, you have to go to one of the remaining four nights of 500 Songs for Kids at Smith’s Olde Bar. Wondering about the title, Sweet Jane? Well, head on over to Dawn’s post and find out…..

Over at Concept Hub, Inc. Sherry has developed a Social Media Quiz. She states, “I developed [the quiz] to score how well companies are communicating with and more importantly, listenting to their audience.”

Popular culture bothers me. Parents and children resemble schools of fish turning this way and that as they follow one popular trend after another regarding fashion, entertainment, and even opinion. We all have the freedom in our personal choices, but perhaps we need to use our own common sense and education to evaluate what others want to present to us. Over at Got Bible I exclaim, Oprah Ain't My Girl.

My children have a Paw Paw Bill, but the Georgia Blogosphere’s version, William Cotter, is talking toilits with his post Crapper Flapper Flap and discussing Movie Captions over at Paw Paw Bill.

I’m about ready to stake my claim on a beach somewhere, so John’s post How to Choose a Summer Reading Book posted at Grasping For The Wind is just the ticket for me. How about you?

Oconee Democrat presents Vote for Maxey if you want to pave the entire county posted at Oconee County, Georgia Politics - Recreation, News, Art, Music, Culture, Sports and More, saying, "Oconee County Georgia is having a nearly all Republican primary in July and political discontent and upheaval are all the buzz locally, but we do not need developers paving any more of Oconee County unless we want to become Snellville"

Are you a landlord? I received a cool link the other day to Landlord Profits where you can sign up for their free monthly reports including information regarding tips, information, and some fun things as well.

Around Felicia’s place everyone has been busy. She has stopped long enough to share Adventures with Slashables and Busy in the Plush factory posted at Fluffy Flowers.

Todd has been writing about The Bitter Victory posted at Article of Faith. Says Todd, “Both sides have pretty much sunk to near epic levels of studpidity and vacuousness as “the bitch” fights with “the black” to the death over the nomination.” Guess who Todd is writing about….:) Todd gives us a bit more with this Teletubby post letting us know Hillary is NOT the one holding the purse, and in his post Things That Make You Go Hmmmm....Todd shares a church sign message. Don’t you just love it when politics and religion get all twisted up?

Kevin Fleming presents 5 Great Video Players For Your PC posted at Satellite TV Guru. This is timely because I love to watch video on my PC!

Trevor McKay presents Dating And Courting… What's The Difference? posted at The Christian Dating Chronicles.

How many of you out there remember the old Chevy Show they used have at Six Flags? This video Steve Williams, our favorite Georgia Road Geek, shares reminds me of it. The music is great, too! It’s called FreewayJim, The Blues, And News .

Do you know who Dr. Shadrach Meshach Lockridge is? He’s gone on to his heavenly reward now, but watch this video where Dr. Lockridge proclaims, “That’s my king!” Awesome images and music!

Freddie Sirmans says he knows why the rate of compensation for CEOs has reached runaway proportions and he has some thoughts regarding economics an idiot can understand.

The next edition of the carnival will be found at Georgia on My Mind on Tuesday, May 27th. Posts can be sent to or use the handy submission form. Submissions are due by Monday, May 26th by 6:00 p.m.Thanks for your continued support of the Georgia Carnival!


Sara Ashes said...

thank you for putting all this together!

EHT said...

You are very welcome. We had some great submissions!

Cotter Pen said...

Thank you for your efforts with the Georgia Blog Carnival and for allowing me to gain admission. It is great that your children have a Paw Paw Bill, but if his experience is like mine, he is the lucky one. It is funny about my using that nom de blog. It just popped in my mind as I was trying to figure out the computer steps for setting up a blog. Entering the name was just a whim, on my mind because my four-year-old grandson was visiting. Now it seems to have stuck and somehow feels right.

I want to announce the launch of a new blog here at PAW PAW BILL industries. It comes straight out of the blog on "Movie Captions" presented in this issue of the Carnival. This is an idea I have wanted to focus on for a while and an important issue for one million Georgians with hearing impairments. The new blog, "NOW SHOWING...with Captions" will list current movies that are captioned for the hearing impaired, provide links to find captioned movies at a theatre near you, and discuss other aspects of the subject.

NOW SHOWING... with Captions
can be found at

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

I love your new blog idea, Paw Paw Bill. It fills a niche for many, many folks. I'll be checking it out.

Gee.....we heard it here first! :)

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