"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
- Russel Baker
"We are jumping to celebrate a bride-to-be! The bride (second from the left) and her bridesmaids (the rest of us) live in different cities and know each other from entirely different parts of our lives, but we are all jumping together because we are out of our SKINS excited about her wedding!" - Elizabeth, Lissa (the bride-to-be!), Kori, and Annalee
I will not play at tug o' war
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses
And everyone grins
And everyone cuddles
And everyone wins.
- Shel Silverstien
"I jump because I love Frisco! And I jump for Isis, who was a trooper at the beach this weekend. Isis bolted after I jumped...
...because she was ready for another nap."
Frisco Campground, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”-Pablo Picasso
“When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really PLAYED.”-Dr. Seuss
From Wikipedia: "Phidippus audax is a common jumping spider of North America. It is commonly referred to as the daring jumping spider, or bold jumping spider. The average size of adults ranges from roughly 13 to 20 mm in length....
...These spiders have been known to jump up to 50 times their own body length by suddenly increasing the blood pressure in the third or fourth pair of legs., and the male may jump away during mating if the female approaches too quickly.
Like other jumping spiders, due to their large, forward-facing eyes, they have very good stereoscopic vision. This aids them when stalking prey, and allows some visual communication with others of their species, such as courting 'dances'."
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” -Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe jumping on the beach. JB claims no ownership of this photo and credits fully the original photographer. Photo from: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_94wGm5Prdv0/Sx2LuD6inGI/AAAAAAAAFkg/oBeKSNIWguk/s400/Marilyn+Monroe+jumps.jpg
'There was a young girl, whose heart was a frown,
Because she was crippled for life, and couldn't speak a sound
And she wished and prayed she would stop living, so she decided to die.
She drew her wheel chair to the edge of the shore, and to her legs she smiled
"You won't hurt me no more."
But then a sight she'd never seen made her jump and say
"Look, a golden winged ship is passing my way"
And it really didn't have to stop...it just kept on going.
And so castles made of sand slips into the sea,
from Castles Made of Sand, by Jimi Hendrix
JB note: the lyrics and song above are the sole property of the estate of Jimi Hendrix. We hope you enjoy Castles Made of Sand!
"During a study-trip to Google Dublin we took the train East to Howth and explored the beautiful Irish coast." - Patrick
Taken April 2011