Saturday, June 30, 2007
Jim Does -- You might want to try this -- a check up on yourself
to see what I have been doing lately.
I call it doing a self check.
Here is what I have been doing. There were too many to list them all, you can do it to see what else. [Results 1 - 10 of about 73,800 for "jim does". (0.10 seconds)]
- Monday, May 7th. Jim does a ditty with "injury" with a little help from Deborah. (link)
- Pictures of the manly-man things Jim does around the house and yard. (link)
- Jim Does a "Quick Draw" at PulpSecret.com ...
- Galloway Today - News - Jim does the full fifty [The Jim family here likes this one, we will visit the Galloway, Scotland, area when we get back to Scotland this fall for our golfing holiday.]
- Jim Does Comic Relief
- YouTube - The Legendary Coach Jim does soccer/football
- Clint Heine and Friends: Chairman Jim does it again!
Chairman Jim does it again! Oh what an idiot. Jim ... has announced that party pills will be banned. I didn't even see a vote taken on this! ...
Jim does his funny look. Jim does his funny look. 15th December 2005. An enjoyable dinner at a Mediterrean Restaurant ...
- Jim does not have time to work on those in the near future ...
- Dummies Guide to What Jim Does
Dummies Guide to What Jim Does. My friends keep asking what exactly I do, so mainly to keep them quiet, here is the easy to understand version. ...
So there. Only one was derogatory (# 9), and if you read between the lines you will see that I am a really busy guy!
I'll bet your write up wouldn't be nearly as flattering as mine was!Jim Does Humor
Friday, June 29, 2007
Someone's been sitting in my chair, and there she is
Only Rachel (link) could know what this is about. When I did my leprechaun June Bug post (link), I showed GC#4 with the collection and mentioned the are all presents, just in case a reader had one collecting dust.
Rachel had this lovely Disney 'Dalmatians' dated, 1996, globe to send to Texas. It was most appreciated, as you can see.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Guess what is Jim doing? Hint: he is at a famous castle
Notes: [from Ireland Information 07 (link for this and more)]
History of the Castle
Blarney Castle was originally a timber hunting lodge built in the 10th century, which was replaced by a stone castle in 1210. The present day construction was completed by Dermot McCarthy, King of Munster in 1446. The Castle remained the ancestral stronghold of the McCarthy family until the arrival of Oliver Cromwell with cannon guns in 1646. Fifteen years later with the arrival of King Charles II on the English throne saw the return of the McCarthys to the Castle.Following the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, all Irish chiefs were stripped of their powers and the McCarthys were again forced to leave Blarney Castle. The Castle was sold to Sir James Jefferyes, Governor of Cork in 1703. The Castle is now owned and managed by the Trustees of the Blarney Castle Estate.
Kissing the Blarney stone
The world famous Blarney Stone is situated high up in the battlements of the castle. Follow one of the several long, stone spiral staircases up to the top and enjoy the spectacular views of the lush green Irish countryside, Blarney House and The Village of Blarney.The stone is believed to be half of the Stone of Scone which originally belonged to Scotland. Scottish Kings were crowned over the stone, because it was believed to have special powers.The stone was given to Cormac McCarthy by Robert the Bruce in 1314 in return for his support in the Battle of Bannockburn.Queen Elizabeth I wanted Irish chiefs to agree to occupy their own lands under title from her. Cormac Teige McCarthy, the Lord of Blarney, handled every Royal request with subtle diplomacy, promising loyalty to the Queen without "giving in". Elizabeth proclaimed that McCarthy was giving her "a lot of Blarney", thus giving rise to the legend.You too can acquire the gift of eloquence by kissing the stone!
Blarney House and Gardens
Blarney House is situated 200m South of Blarney Castle and was completed in 1874. The house is open to the public during the Summer months only. It has been completely restored over the past few years. The house is surrounded by extensive lawns, shrubs, trees, and flower beds. These slope gently towards the lake.
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