Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fun Surprise and Mimi's Peace movement

I met a friend for lunch downtown today and imagine my surprise when I discovered that James Taylor was performing at an Obama rally around the corner from where we ate. I told my friend that I was going to slip behind the press and get a shot before he started singing but I'd move away from her so as not to be embarrassing. Not only wasn't she embarrassed she tapped me on the shoulder and pointed out a better place to get a clear shot. It worked out great as I finished my paparazzi moment in time to put up my camera and move back to where we could just listen. JT sounded great. In really good voice. As an Obama supporter and someone who likes James Taylor's music it was a fun way to end a fun lunch. On another topic, Mimi the Queen of Blog Blast for Peace has decided to move the movement along by spreading the word via the internet tag system. What a great cause to see continue to move and grow. Since I don't tag individuals, if you read my blog and want to joing Blogblast for Peace, simply read below and consider yourself tagged by me.

From Mimi's Blog-
This meme is a movement.

Let's move it.

Tag at will!

**start copy**
Join The Revolution

Here are the rules and the story.
(1) Copy this into a post (2) ADD YOUR NAME to the bottom of the tag list
(3) Tag at as many people as you'd like.

The Peace Globe project began in the fall of 2006 with a simple post from one blog, Mimi Writes. The post ignited a flame in the blogosphere. The flame became a passion. The passion became a movement. It amazingly traveled from blog to blog to blog across the globe. Bloggers wrote passionate articles on what peace means to them, along with the promise of three Latin words scribbled on a globe - Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace) - branded with the integrity of their names or blog names. It was positively inspiring to watch. And it began to happen all over the world - from Singapore to China to Afghanistan to Brooklyn.

It was simple. And powerful.

In less than three weeks bloggers from all across the globe will blog for peace.
We will speak with one voice. One subject. One day.
Won't you join us?
November 6, 2008

How To Get Your Peace Globe In 4 easy steps!

1. Right CLICK and SAVE the peace globe below or choose from other designs here.

2. Sign the globe using Paint, Photoshop or a similar graphics tool. Decorate the globe anyway you wish. You can even include the name of your blog. Click
here for hundreds of inspiring examples from previous BlogBlasts.
3. Return the peace globe to me via email ~ mimiwrites2005 at - Let me know your blog's name and url by leaving a comment
here and signing the Mr. Linky. Your submission will be numbered and dated in the official gallery . Your globe and post will be listed on the Official BlogBlast For Peace website and The Peace Globe Posts page.

Here's the most important part.
4. On November 6, 2008 DISPLAY YOUR GLOBE IN A POST. Title your post "Dona Nobis Pacem". This is important. The goal is for all blog post titles to say the same thing on the same day. Write about peace or simply fly your globe.

Go HERE for the other 3 globe template choices!)

If you'd like to help spread the word, take this button to your site. The code is in my sidebar.

I, Mimi Queen of Memes, hereby royally tag the following.......
(Before you copy this list on your blogs, ADD YOUR OWN NAME to the bottom of the list. )

............................................................................................................YOUR NAME HERE.


Please passing this meme through the blogosphere. Peace + Power
This is Mimi Pencil Skirt reporting from the lovely land of the Peace Globes.
Memeing the Movement.

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That was the end of Mimi's post and this is Carver again, I hope you will consider joining the movement. I also posted about the upcoming blogblast for peace in this WS Post where I showed my new globe. You can visit the gallery to see what others have done. Everyone makes the globe their own.


Dr.John said...

Sounds like you had a great time. You heard a performer you like and you supported a candidate you believe in. I envy those of you who have made a choice.

Anonymous said...

James Taylor!! Sweet baby James! Fire and Rain! pls excuse me, I just have to go and play his "best of" CD...::sigh::

escape said...

this movement will surely move the people in that area.

juliana said...

james taylor live? i envy you :)))

jmb said...

I too am very fond of James Taylor so envy you a sight of the man in person.

Oh, I must organize my globe for Mimi's Peace movement. I'm not particularly good at doing these things and will have to remember how I did it last year.

Mimi Lenox said...

I feel like I'm in the twilight zone.
This afternoon I had a compelling urge to let my students hear his live version of "The Water Is Wide" and they loved it.....and here I am mentioned in the same post as the great James Taylor (you saw him LIVE??!! I am so jealous) on the same day. That's a little spooky.

Wonder if he has a blog and wants as peace globe...hmmm....just a thought!
You know I'll do it!

Mimi Lenox said...

P.S. Thank you so much for promoting. You are awesome.

Mojo said...

I was about to be upset with you for not passing this along to me, but then I noticed the date... I was out of town anyway.

Where was this? Looks like Moore Square maybe? Or possibly the grounds of the Capitol Building...

Christy Woolum said...

Wow! James Taylor just hanging out singing at a rally. He is my absolute favorite and I swear that his voice is getting better and better. What a outstanding after lunch treat!

Theresa said...

So glad to hear that James Taylor is in good voice, since most of the older singers I have gone to see have lost some of their voices.

Love JT- I saw him about 15 years ago at Hershey Park.

although I probably won't post the peace movement, I am a with you guys all the way!