Another word that just popped into my crazy brain!

A lollapalooza (n.) means “a remarkable or wonderful person or thing”, which is a term that originated in either 1896 or 1901 from American English, also meaning “a fanciful formation”.  Other spellings include: lallapaloosa and lallapalootza.

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=lollapalooza

 

 

Google tells us “Lollapalooza is the annual North American alternative pop music concert which started around 1991. It’s a music festival featuring alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, Electric Dance Music bands, artists, dance and comedy performances and craft booths. It happens in Grant Park, Chicago, IL on Aug 3 – 6, 2017 and has been active for 20 years!”

Join our Blog Jog Day!

I’ve noticed that our membership has dropped off sharply in the last few days, which made me remember a fun membership drive that I participated in a few years back.

 

 

It’s called “The Blog Jog” and it works like this: email your blog’s website address to me at rosefirewalker@aol.com. I’ll make a master list of all our blogs and post them on a thread for our Blog Jog day. By signing up to be on this list you will agree to visit each blog on Blog Jog Day and leave a short greeting on each blog.

 

 

It’s fun and it doesn’t take that much time. We’ll get a chance to see a lot of new and interesting writing from the other members here, and we’ll also get an intense amount of traffic to our own blogs.

You don’t have to subscribe to any of the blogs if you don’t want to, but you will be exposed to new authors, writers, and fellow networkers. It’ll be a blast and it’s only for the one day. Try it, try it, I say!!

New Saturday column……JOYful News is here

Imagination- art by Joy Judy JonesDear fellow bloggers and readers, I have a very special friend named Joy, she is an artist, writer and free spirit. She’ll be posting news from around the country and around the world….so please give her a huge Wordmeisters Welcome!

This is one of her paintings……

Joy, go ahead and post your events and news here:

The Pawpaw- A fruit with its own festival!

Ohio Pawapw festival 2016The 18th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival will take place September 16-18, 2016 at scenic Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio for 3 days of Pawpaw music, food, contests, art, history, education, sustainable living workshops and activities. For more information about the festival, go to: http://ohiopawpawfest.com/

 

pawpawsAbout Pawpaws: Producing the largest edible fruit of any North American native plant, pawpaw shrubs or small trees grow from New York to Iowa and south from Florida to Texas. Up to 6 inches long and shaped similar to potatoes, the fruits turn yellow and black when ripe in the fall. They have a custard like consistency and taste like a combination of mango, banana and pineapple. Birds and certain mammals feed on the fruits, and the trees are the host plant of zebra swallowtail butterflies.

Source: http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/Gardening/Archives/2013/Native-Plants-You-Can-Eat.aspx?s_email_id=20151114_MEM_ENG_Habitat_News_November_Edition|MTMemHab

Solar Class at The Audubon at Debs Park March 19th

Sprsun shininging Forward into the Audubon at Debs Park solar training class on Saturday, March 19th!

 

Audubon West ArrayThis month we’ll concentrate on Phase II LEED Building Design and Energy Efficiency. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is changing the way we think about how buildings and communities are planned, built, maintained and operated. Leaders around the world have made LEED the most widely used third-party verification for green buildings, with around 1.85 million square feet being certified daily. 

The Audubon Center was the first Platinum LEED building in the United States.  The Audubon’s address is: 4700 N. Griffin Ave. Los Angeles CA 90031.

Class is from 9am- 3pm.     Class fee: $20.00

Audubon Water FeatureTo consider installing solar power on a home or business, you should first consider how energy efficient the building is and what it will take to make the building more efficient. This month’s solar class looks at energy efficiency and energy calculators to make the building more efficient.

“Every dollar you save on energy efficiency will save you $3.00 on solar power”.

 

 

 

How to DO it Yourself…Interview on March 5th!

How to...A-Z book coverCome one, Come all to my Aswiftt Radio Show interview this coming Saturday March 5th at:

3pm PST/4pm MST/5pm CST/ 6pm EST with show host Brenda Johnson Padgitt.

 

Once the show has started, you can call in with your questions, whether pertinent or impertinent!  Call in# 347-637-1442

or listen in at: www.blogtalkradio.com/aswifttradio