Archive for May, 2010

Meet Johnny Cupcakes…

May 14, 2010

So I’m sitting at TiresPlus in Warminster, waiting for my oil change to finish up, and I’m leafing through “Inc.” Magazine (for entrepreneurs) and come across an interesting article about John Earle from Massachusetts who started a trendy business (initially as a joke) called “Johnny Cupcakes.” Young guy, late twenties… his mom oversees the operation and even writes “cease and desist” letters to folks who are stealing his ideas or re-selling his merchandise (mostly high-priced tee-shirts and accessories) without authorization. She’s known as Mama Cupcakes ~LOL.

“Make Cupcakes.. Not War!” I think the guy is on to something here and will soon be taking the world by storm.

Lighthouses Are Simply Magical!

May 12, 2010

(From New Jersey’s Discover Lighthouses brochure…)

“Lighthouses are many things to many people. To some, they are the seaside sentinels of a bygone era, idyllic landmarks set on picturesque beaches and bluffs. To others, they are a guiding light offering hope and comfort miles out on an often treacherous sea. But no matter what view you hold, everyone agrees on one thing: Lighthouses are simply magical!”

Not only are they architecturally beautiful but delightfully functional. Not sure when I first became so enchanted with these bold buildings of beacons – I just admire them on many different levels and try to visit as many as I can.

My collection of replica lighthouses is constantly growing and I don’t mind one bit.

Birds Of A Feather Flock Together

May 4, 2010

Birdwatching

I’m not an avid birdwatching enthusiast but I do have an appreciation for all living creatures, including the feathered/winged variety.

I ‘ve used my copy of “An Instant Guide to Birds” to identify about twenty different species which I’ve come across in North America.

My favorite bird, which I seem to recognize most audibly, is the Northern Red Cardinal.  It has a distinguishing sound. TWEET tweet-tweet-tweet-tweet!