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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Tides

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Haiku – 2/10/2017

Tropical breezes

Somewhere deep inside my head

Stir this winter day

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Thanks Pixabay

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Take Another Road

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Souvenirs

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Woman Goin’ Crazy on Caroline Street

Hard to pick favorites with his music, but this one is towards the top.

Love this song.

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Margaritaville

Just never get tired of this one.

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: School Boy Heart

*I’m trying out some new stuff this year. Trying to update this blog a bit. I posted Paperback Tuesday earlier this week and today I want to try my hand at this new subject. How about a little Jimmy Buffett in order to get your weekend started? Sounds good to me. Listen and enjoy.*

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Haiku – Finding Calm

Watching the shoreline

Wave after wave crushing stress

Washing it away

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Cover Song Saturday: Jimmy Buffett – Mexico

The Original

The Cover

An even draw. I honestly think they both are great. I couldn’t choose between them. They both just have such a good easy breezy vibe. Either one will put you in a positive mood and take you away for a bit.

So, which do you prefer?

The original or the cover. 

Do you need even more cover songs? Check them out here NIUME and here Cover Song Saturday.

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Haiku – In the Jungle

Cascading gently

Soft tropical waterfall

Warm and inviting

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Funny how we are inspired to write. I came up with warm tropical waterfall while washing my sons hands before he had breakfast. I thought, that would be a great line in a Haiku. So, I sat down and wrote this one out this morning. Hope you enjoy it.

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Cover Song Saturday: Jimmy Buffett – Southern Cross

The Original

The Cover

Jimmy’s version is just better. It has more life and more energy, and it has long been one of my concert favorites. I don’t know how many times I’ve just gone bug nuts when he started to play this song. I knew this would be a lopsided one for me today, a biased one if you want to say it that way, but I had to post his cover of this song. It is just such a great cover.

So, which do you prefer?

The original or the cover.

Do you need even more cover songs? Check them out here NIUME and here Cover Song Saturday.

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Haiku – Dancing in the Sea

A tiny island

Palm trees and crystal white sand

Mainland far away

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Haiku – Sunday Morning at 6:22 A.M.

Steamy morning air

Humidity thick and strong

Clinging to your skin

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Sidlak: Talking Tropics

Thank you for the inspiration Quirky Shine: quirkyshine.wordpress.com

*Sidlak poetry (sid/lak) is a structured poetry consisting of 5 lines with 3-5-7-9 syllables AND A COLOR. The last line must be a COLOR that describes the whole poem or the feelings of the writer.

Ocean side

Sitting with my toes

Firmly planted in the sand

Underneath a loud flapping palm tree

Blue

That’s my first attempt at Sidlak Poetry. I would love to hear some thoughts on it and I would love to see what you can do. Post your Sidlak poem either in the comments section or your own blog. Swing back over and leave me your link so I can check it out.

Great version of this Buffett classic.

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Featured Friday: Riddles in the Sand by Jimmy Buffett

I guess you guys know I’m a big Jimmy Buffett fan. If you follow this blog and keep up with what I post you know that a lot of it has something to do with the man who seems to have invented the “laid back cool” world a lot of us Parrotheads like to frolic about in. I am not ashamed to admit I am a super fan. Buffett’s music resonates in my soul, and I am proud of it.

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With that said let me move on to today’s post. A post that is all about a gem of an album that seems to be lost among Jimmy’s legions of adoring fans. “Riddles” in the Sand” for some reason doesn’t get talked about that often. It doesn’t appear on a lot of lists of Buffett’s greatest albums and it just doesn’t seem to be one the general population knows much about. I’m not going to change that today with my small blog, but if I enlighten just a few I will be satisfied. From start to finish this album pulls you in, wraps you in a laid back vibe, and never ever dissapoints. I could listen to it on a loop and never get tired of it. Give it a listen if you enjoy Jimmy’s music. I promise it will make your day.

So, do you enjoy this one? Are you a fan of Jimmy Buffett? Do you want to be featured next week? Send an email to atothewr@gmail.com and let me know what you have to feature. Anything but erotica is welcome.

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Featured Friday: The Tale of the Golden Pirate

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There comes a moment in all our lives when we sit back and do a mental inventory. We, in essence, see our lives flash before our eyes. Parson Slang was taking that mental inventory as he sat on the edge of the bed, waiting, a box of shells beside him and hands within reach of a shotgun that would end a human life. He hoped it wouldn’t come to that. The deal is done once the body goes cold. There was no turning back … He was, at one point in time, a warehouse worker. A simple day to day guy, and then that Golden Pirate showed up with the map leading to buried treasure. Parson had debated about it for a good long time, but the chance to wind up rich in this world was too much for him to pass up. So he took the next step, and journeyed beyond his front door, into this new life where he found himself sitting on a bed with a shotgun in his hand, waiting for the door to open. Follow Parson’s journey as he is double-crossed, pushed into endless peril, and asked to do things most people are rarely asked to do. Does he get his buried treasure? Does he get that easy life so many of us dream about? The answers lie within the pages.

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Parson looked down at his shoes. “I hope I don’t bust my ass.”

He gave himself a ten minute warm up walk and then started running.

It was brutal.

I mean BRUTAL!

The shins were the first thing to start responding to the cold. They screamed at him as if they were creatures, shin creatures, trying to crawl out of their dormancy from some deep cave. The compression sleeves pushed those shin creatures back into their cave each and every time, but man, they were angry; and their anger showed itself in pain.

The snow picked up in intensity, and the makings of a blizzard were setting in.

The shoes he loved so much, all summer, now seemed to turn traitor as the cold air sucked out the cushion. It was like running on two hard slabs of concrete. Parson was glad he stayed on the roads and not taken the sidewalks. He imagined himself trudging down those sidewalks and then seeing in horror as his legs shattered from the pounding. The asphalt wasn’t that much better, but it helped. Lucky for him, with the weather setting in, the road was about deserted.

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Haiku – Paradise Found

A strong taste of salt

Margaritas by the shore

Jimmy Buffett songs

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For more prompts like “salt” go here: Haiku Horizons

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Haiku – Fiji

Palm trees line the shore

Warm air and sand fill your soul

Positive beach vibes

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I was watching an Island Hunter’s show on HGTV and they went to Fiji. Such a beautiful place that it inspired this Haiku. I’ve never been, but if you have I would love to hear your thoughts on what it was like to visit there.

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Thanks: wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiji

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Golden Pirate Friday and Some Free Stuff

Parson Slang is a runner along with many other things. I thought I might highlight a passage from the book that showcased this. By the way, there’s a bonus at the end of this section. If you like free stuff, read on.

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He closed the door and stepped outside. He breathed in the cold air and looked up at the flakes of snow. The ground already had a small white covering.

Parson looked down at his shoes. “I hope I don’t bust my ass.”

GOLDENHe gave himself a ten minute warm up walk and then started running.

It was brutal.

I mean BRUTAL!

The shins were the first thing to start responding to the cold. They screamed at him as if they were creatures, shin creatures, trying to crawl out of their dormancy from some deep cave. The compression sleeves pushed those shin creatures back into their cave each and every time, but man, they were angry; and their anger showed itself in pain.

The snow picked up in intensity, and the makings of a blizzard were setting in.

The shoes he loved so much, all summer, now seemed to turn traitor as the cold air sucked out the cushion. It was like running on two hard slabs of concrete. Parson was glad he stayed on the roads and not taken the sidewalks. He imagined himself trudging down those sidewalks and then seeing in horror as his legs shattered from the pounding. The asphalt wasn’t that much better, but it helped. Lucky for him, with the weather setting in, the road was about deserted.

Parson was glad for two things on this run today.

The first, when he saw he was at 1.5 miles so he could turn around; and the second, when he saw his home in the distance.

He made his way up to the door and unlocked it. Ghost or no ghost, he didn’t hesitate this time. He opened the door and rushed in with flakes of snow chasing after him.

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Still here?

Good, now here’s your bonus, actually it is two bonuses in one.

If you click here PDF of Parson Slang you can read this entire novel for free (I’m also willing to send you a copy via Email – atothewr@gmail.com).

I also have a short story attached to it as well. The story is called “The Living Sand,” which is now titled “Evil Beach.”

If you do read it, don’t forget to leave me a review on Amazon or Goodreads. That’s all I ask of you.

Thanks again for reading, following, and humoring this author as he tries to get his start.

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Haiku – Buffett Dreaming

This Haiku was inspired by this post: Sherry Fundin.

Check out her site for awesome book reviews and occasional side bars.

She has been a big supporter of mine. Thanks Sherry for all you’ve done for me.

Here’s the Haiku:

A boat on the water

Sails full, filled with warm salt air

Sea breeze in my face

 

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