Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thursday Things & Getting to Know Me

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! Today's post is a bit longer than my usual posts, as I have shared some things about myself as well as added a couple of extra videos (the Robin Williams ones).  Thank you so much for bearing with me!

Although I do like coffee once in a while, my beverage of choice at home is tea.  I especially love green tea and black tea in the mornings, and I reserve my herbal teas (non-caffeinated) for the evenings.  I love a nice hot cup of mint tea after dinner, I find it satisfying, flavourful and calms and aids digestion.  

I am a HSP (Highly Sensitive Person).  I have been known to watch movies such as Bambi and E.T. and shed tears.  (yes, that is correct).  LOL!  Movies that I like:  To Sir with Love, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Forrest Gump are just a few examples.  TV shows that I like:  The Andy Griffith Show, Bewitched, The Waltons, to name a few.  Thanks so much for listening.  :)

The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Koko the Gorilla with Robin Williams  (I know this may sound strange to some of you, but when I watch this I can't help but wonder if Koko sensed or knew about Robin Williams' depression.  Animals are quite sensitive and able to pick up on things that many times us humans can't or don't.  Whether or not she sensed it, she certainly showed him affection and made him laugh.)


Koko Crying Following the Death of Robin Williams



A Moose and His Girl

Harpist Soothes Gorillas, Orangutans with Music

Relaxing Ocean Landscapes over Soothing Music Therapy

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.
















Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always enjoy and appreciate reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share.

43 comments:

  1. (^‿^)✿
    Hello et MERCI pour ce joli post chère Linda !!!

    GROS BISOUS remplis de soleil d'Asie
    et bonne fin de semaine ! !。♫° ·. ✿⊱·.✿✿ミ

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  2. Many years ago, we read about Koko and how he communicates. Both Koko and Williams are and were truly beautiful and extraordinary.

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  3. I also like tea:)

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  4. It's great to learn more about you.

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  5. I love Bambi too!!! The part where the mother was shot was heart wrenching! So sad. I love Tuesdays with Morrie - can watch the full movie on youtube - very nice!

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  6. Sounds like me, I am always the only one that cry at ball game or gymnastic meets when they sing the national anthem. LOL!

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  7. hooo il est attendrissant Koko!
    j'ai jamais bossé avec des gorilles , des chimpanzés ça oui , 2 femelles dos gris de 40 ans ... toujours tenues en captivé et devenue un peu névrosée ...
    là elles sont dans un enclos dans un parc au Pays-bas ....
    bisous et belle journée

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  8. Me too.I drink lots of coffee at work, but never have it at home. There it's always tea. And my mum's favourite movie is the sound of music and I've watched it countless times since I was a child, so I know it like the back of my hand!

    P.S: I love the new getting to know you aspect of the blog.

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  9. Some super cute animal pics today!

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  10. Love your sayings as always. I only ever drink herbal tea, lemon and ginger is my favourite. Have a good week Diane

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  11. Beautiful and touching videos Linda.

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  12. Linda, it is great to learn more about you... I also agree with that quote about how disappointments are just God's way of giving us something better and we just need to keep the Faith... xox

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  13. merci por les informations personnelles Linda...

    et la dernière vidéo est splendide..

    greetings

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  14. I too drink tea, normal tea and often have a cuppa before bed, sleep like a log. I like that chicken :)

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  15. Good morning, dear Linda! I'm not the kind of man who keeps emotions bottled up. I am not ashamed to admit that "Sad Movies Make Me Cry" (song title). I enjoy a pot or two of black coffee early in the day and a cup of green tea at lunch. I agree that it seems cruel to have informed Koko the gorilla that her long time friend Robin Williams had passed away. The Koko videos, the girl and the moose and the harpist performing for apes at the zoo all remind us that animals are our brothers and sisters and should be treated with the greatest care and respect, not shot on sight as some ignorant people would instinctively do. I wonder how the apes would have responded to rock 'n' roll music!

    Have a wonderful Thursday, dear friend Linda!

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  16. Robin Williams death was such a surprise - he must have been in terrible pain. I do believe that our animal cousins are probably more sensitive than we often realize. Our dogs and cats down through the years could tell when we were sad or happy and often responded accordingly.

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  17. Bonjour chère amie,

    Que du bonheur le temps passé dans votre univers... Je souris, je contemple...
    Merci,
    Gros bisous ♡

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  18. Good quote about letting there be no excuses, explanations, or regrets at the end of the day. We need to live life to the fullest!

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  19. Love the animal/people videos, for sure Linda. And that little quote about disappointment with the puppy face...awesome.

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  20. Great videos and wonderful quotes.

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  21. Coucou Linda,
    C'est spécial de voir l'orignal avec la fille ❤

    Gros bisous

    Manon

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  22. Lovely quotes... cool post Linda!!!

    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

    My Facebook

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  23. Love all the animal videos! We have a lot in common. Tea is also my drink of choice (and I live in coffee land). I'm also known to cry at the drop of a hat at any minutely sad bit of a movie (or Hallmark commercial!) This just means we really care. Happy Thursday to you!

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  24. The videos and quotes were all great. Yes I believe animals can sense when someone is hurting. Thanks for sharing more about you. We seem to like the same things. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  25. Hi Linda, I'm also an HSP. For me, this often means not letting myself dwell on things said by folks who don't think before speaking. Enjoyed your blog today! John

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  26. It doesn't surprise me that gorillas and orangutans would respond to music- they're intelligent, creative, and it's a curious sound to them.

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  27. Linda on mukava lukea teistä, meillä on paljon samallaisia ajatuksia Minäkin pidän minttu teestä. Kaikki videot ovat hauskoja pidän paljon eläimistä
    Hyvää torstai iltaa Halit .

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  28. Wahw..., nice gag, Linda !

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  29. Hi there! I followed you over from Suituapai's blog! Glad I did! It's nice here! Great job on the posts :) love the eye candy AKA the videos and graphics :)
    Jennifer from MyBlissfulJourney.com

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  30. I like green tea also , Linda.
    Loved the videos with Robin Williams ...

    Great quotes today, my favorite is the one with Charlie Brown!

    Have a lovely day xx

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  31. Had lots of carrot kheer last week :-)

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  32. I hope Koko will recover from the sad news. Any updates on that?

    I'm a tea drinker too.

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  33. Thank you for sharing these beautiful videos of Robin Williams with us Linda!!
    They were incredible and will share them with my family later..... We seem to like the same movies and programs!! I even like Marshall Dillon....sad!! Lol

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  34. I do remember someone bringing up the gorilla thing after his death

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  35. Tea is my favorite hot and cold beverage. As a hot beverage I enjoy the full-bodied teas the most -- Earl Gray and other English-style teas. I like cream in my tea, although I put cream in my tea as a treat nowadays as I am trying to shrink my waistline!

    I get sentimental watching movies and reading books. I recall one time listening to an audio book, while traveling in our car. Good thing I wasn't driving because tears were streaming down my face!

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  36. I have been following Koko for many years and had seen the video with Robin Williams. I do believe that animals pick up very much on our feelings, that is why some are so good as therapists, dogs, cats and the like. I remember my dog whenever I was a little sad she would come and lay her head on my lap and look up at me as if to say, it's okay, I'm here for you. No one will ever be able to convince me that an animal does not have a soul. They are often much better at showing their feelings than we are. Great post Linda, thank you so much :)

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  37. I know animals have feelings, and they are very sensitive to our feelings because of the experiences I have with all my pet dogs. Great quotes, very meaningful.

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  38. Dear Linda,
    What a great post! Especially Robin Williams and KoKo.. It was so endearing to watch.. I so appreciate the time you spend, looking for the right videos and only selecting the most beautiful quotes.
    Thank you so much for your visit and very kind words for Henry.
    blessings,
    Penny

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  39. i haven't learned to appreciate tea yet, but i love your description of teas and what it does for you. it may inspire me to try some myself! :) i also feel in the mood for a bit of julie andrews now that you've mentioned the sound of music :D

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  40. I love drinking tea too. But my tea is made from cooked ginger and lemon grass. I too is a very sensitive person. Nice to know you more Linda. Very touching videos this time.

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  41. Hi Linda! Another HSP here...I regularly cry at sad movies too. Bambi was a real tear-jerker!
    I do like one coffee a day - in the morning, then peppermint, chamomile, ginger and lemon or fennel tea thereafter. Of them all, fennel is my ultimate favourite.
    Beautiful videos and quotes! :)
    xoxoxo

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  42. I'm also HSP and INFP.

    I have viewed the videos with Robin Williams and the gorilla so far and oh, it is so sad but it also shows the feeling God's precious creatures have. Oh. So. Sweet. I love animals, they are such a blessing.

    Bless you Linda! Thanks for sharing such neat things. : )

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