Thursday, March 16, 2006

Thursday 13

This week's Thirteen Random Things

01. First week with this new template, Denise's awsome design. (visit Denise, she has a caption contest and you can win a free blog makeover!)

02. On top of that, this week I have a personalized TT banner!

03. Designed by the wonderful TNChick

04. I am very lucky because I have no idea how to design these things. I keep trying, though! but some are more talented than others... :¬)

05. I live in a pine tree area. I was reminded of this yesterday, as I detected the first yellow pollen all over...we look yellow for about 3-4 weeks! I have a dark car so I can see everyt trace of it, well- you do anyways! pics to follow next week. This is what I found in the web :" They (pine trees) are monoecious, i.e., individual trees have both female (megasporangiate) cones which bear the ovules and male (microsporangiate) cones which shed the pollen. The pollen is carried by wind and gravity; none of the pines is pollinated by insects or birds". (That was the botanical accent for the TT! I had a perfect link for the quote, but blogger keeps erasing them after I have saved the links, is it only happening to me???)

06. A visit to the car-wash was planned but quickly removed from the to-do list!

07. I normally line-dry our laundry (the weather allows it), but I cannot do it during these weeks! It can be THAT bad.

08. Oh, I have a dryer for the rainy days, we have wet and cloudy days in sunny Spain too. And they are very welcomed!

09. E-mail me if you'd like BlogMad invites. Or just leave a comment if your profile includes an e-mail.

10. And thanks for the kind "meetaversary" wishes (s.prior post)

11. Mr. Mar was away on a business trip but made it back just on time for a toast, cheers!

12. Father's Day is coming up but we do not celebrate it. Father's day is always on March 19 in Spain, it is St Joseph's Day.

13. And last, but not least, Happy St Patrick's Day!

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  1. I am first just because I wanted to know if the auto-link was working :)

  2. I have the auto link thing up too AND I am back doing the TT list AND OMG go read my news !!!!!!
    I get to meet Naomi ( amongst other things )

  3. I tried the cool new code on my 13 too!! Nice new look!!

    Mary, mom to many

  4. love your new look....I feel so relaxed when I am here!
    so 'splainm blogmad to the blog newbie please.
    my TT is up and you are linked!

  5. blogmad? what's that? if it's nice can I have one? Yellow pine pollen ~ sounds awful!

  6. Denise is so talented huh?
    AND! Love the autolink!

  7. I wish i could figure out autolinking. I don't think it works with blog-city. Stupd blog city.

    Anyway, liked through Kimmy
    my tt is up I linked you on my site

  8. Hello all, my TT are up. Also as an asside (although more importantly), I'm being extremely forward in anouncing that the Little Andy charity event can now accept online donations from anybody who would like to help.

  9. I love your banner...and this auto link thing. Where did you get it? I've been seeing these a lot this morning.

    We suffered with the yellow pollen when we lived in Georgia...everything was yellow! I hated it!

    Mine are up.


  10. Was the banner too big or did you just want to have it smaller? Just askin'... :)

    I do like like pine trees!! We had them all over in SC and where I am now they outline the property. Thankfully, no pollen yet... hopefully everything won't turn to yellow dust.

    My TT is up

  11. Hey Mar - haven't visited for a while and my goodness, lovin' the new look.

  12. No pollen here- not for another 2 months, LOL! :) I can't get into blog mad... well, couldn't all last week- even tried clicking on other's links.. shoudl probably try again, LOL!

  13. Hi Mar, Everything is getting so high tech. I love the insant link. But at least we can still have clothes lines, eh. I have no dryer! I'm playing the 13 O'Thursday today.

  14. Great list Mar - TNChick did my header this week too. I have already learned some stuff from her - she is always so helpful on coding stuff...
    Love to line-dry my stuff too. In the summer it takes 15 minutes to dry clothes out-side - lol...
    Next week I get this auto-sign-up thingi installed - so much easier :)

  15. I love the new templates!!
    I would probably die from allergy attacks if I were where you sounds beautiful, though. My TT is up.

  16. Love your list! Denise is amazing isn't she? Happy TT!

  17. Well, it wouldn't let me post above as anything but anonnymous, lol. Yep that was my comment.

    Almost An Angel

  18. Laura , Le Laquet - I am not sure about BlogMad, I have had more blog traffic but the ones who comment are the good old blogfriends anyways, lol!

    Mental Excrements, the wild dancer- you got my mail, I saw that :)

    Kim - thanks, I like the new look too!

    colleen - I love the smell of line-dried clothes! specially bed sheets.

    Sorry about the yellow dust, everyone, lol!

  19. Cool! I am loving this autolink thing. Great! :)

    Your new template is awesome.

  20. Thanks for visiting my blog. You live in Spain and speak English this well? You know it better than I do.

  21. I have no idea what BlogMad is, but I'll take an invite to anything :p

    I just love your new site!

    Happy Link free Thursday!

  22. i dont think mine is working:(

    we have pollen issues too. eeeek gads it gets bad!

  23. Love the new look! Sorry about the pollen. I need to look into the auto link thingy everyone has now!

    My TT is up

  24. Oh wow, you are in Spain! My best friend lives in Mallorca. I haven't seen her in many years. :( One day hopefully. :) We have a lot of pine trees here too with the horrid pollen everywhere. I like your template. :)

  25. Love your design! It is always fun to get spruced up for spring.

    Thanks for dropping by...

  26. Beautiful! A happy St. Patrick's Day to you, luv.

  27. Love your list!
    It doesn't really rain in sunny Spain, does it?
    Have a great day!

  28. LOVE your template! And the customized TT banner - perfecto!

    I know what you mean about your car being coated in pollen - we get that here (Missouri) too. It really stinks when your son is severely allergic to it. *sigh*

  29. We have cottonwood trees in our yard that in May cover everything with white fuzz. The rest of the year they are beautiful.

    Thanks for stopping by my TT.

  30. I love your blog template!!

    Thanks for visiting my TT.

  31. Love the new look and new banner! The auto link is way cool too. I stole my T13 from you (sorry should have given credit where credit is due!) Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

  32. Lazy Daisy - we all have purses and we all carry lots of things in them, lol!

  33. Great list.

    I'm gonna try the new auto-link next week. Would save SO much time.

    Thanks for stopping by my 13.

  34. I don't know how to design the TT banners. But my hubby knows how to do that stuff. Maybe I should get him to make me some!

    My 13 are up.

  35. I am LOVING this new auto-link thing! I need to find out where to get the code for it....

    We get tremendous pollen too in the Spring... it's not here yet - but very soon! And then the itchy watery eyes... oh boy! Not fun! And no... you can't hang clothes out in it!

    My list is up.

  36. Oh, all I can think of is allergies when you talked about pollen. I'm terribly allergic and although I love Spring it doesn't love me! Love the banner and new blog look! I'm so jealous - I entered the caption contest, I hope I win, hee hee

  37. Nice thirteen. Love the auto-link feature.

    Mine are up here.

  38. Happy TT

    Again love your new look and your personal TT banner. #4 is totally me also!

    So know what you mean about the pollen, this time of year here its horrible.

    Hugs Suz

  39. Thanks for coming by my 13!

    I love your new template and your custom header!

    I know exactly what you are talking about with the pine pollen!

    Have a great day!


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