Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday Takes and What is Gimp?

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 

If you read my yesterday's post about my experience at camp as a child, I spoke about gimp.  Some of you asked what it was, so I will do my best to describe it. Perhaps it may be known by another name as well, but the only name I know for it is gimp.  It is (I think) a plastic material, it is long and thin, and comes in different colours.  You can weave it to make necklaces, bracelets and other things.  If you do a search in Google for IMAGES of "gimp bracelet" it will give you a visual idea of what it looks like.  

For those of you who may have missed my Monday post, I have a special post planned for Sunday, May 31st on relaxation.  :)

The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Red, White and Blue Smoothie (Thirsty for)

Celtic Bagpipe Music - Mull of Kintyre

Charles Kellogg - Serenade 1916 Orchestra with Bird Voices

Friendly Baby Anteater Nuzzles Girl's Face

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.

Life is one big playground.  Play hard.


The moment you change your perception is the moment you rewrite the chemistry in your body.


Take the high road.  There's less traffic.


Kindness has a beautiful way of reaching down into a weary heart and making it shine like the rising sun.


May your cup runneth over with blessings today! (complete with a huge dollops of whipped cream)


Spend some time with the ones that you love.


The only thing lacking in any situation is what you are not giving.


When you are sad or upset, always remember these points: Pain is part of growing.  Everything in life is temporary.  Worrying and complaining changes nothing.  Every little struggle is a step forward. Other people's negativity is not your problem.  What's meant to be will eventually, be.  The best thing you can do is to keep going.


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.

41 comments:

  1. Bonjour chère Linda,

    Un gros bisou et merci pour cette charmante publication.

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  2. I LOVED the Celtic music!!!

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  3. Nice article.
    Good afternoon.

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  4. I agree, we should spend time with our loved ones, lovely post Linda :)

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  5. Ha ha... That's a magic golf ball!

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  6. merci de ces vidéos loll trop mimi celle avec le bébé qui fait "nez-nez" :)
    bisous

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  7. beaucoup de sagesse dans la dernière citation Linda

    have a nice day

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  8. The anteater looks so gentle and cute! Makes good pets!
    Linda, when I was young, I have no chance to join any camp and know nothing about camp. Only last few year, I had the opportunity to join some church camps.

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  9. Good morning Linda. Yes, you are correct in calling it gimp. I remember gimp well because it taught me to be independent in life as a child. They were making key chains out of gimp at the park and I had asked my Dad for 3 cents for the gimp and he said no, we couldn't afford it. Mind you now, this was back in 1962 or thereabouts. It was then that I started earning my own money by babysitting and things like selling nylon stockings over the phone and never asked for so much as a penny from him again. It made me independent and I've always been able to take care of myself financially. Not bad for a piece of gimp. Enjoy your day!

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  10. cute baby anteater

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  11. Not sure I'd want an anteater face to face - even a baby. :) Some very nice postings here..."Take the high road..." Not always easy but almost always a good idea. And I try to stay positive but that's not easy these days, either. Of course it wasn't easy at summer camp as I recall. Those were the days, my friend...

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  12. Good morning, dear Linda!

    This spring Mrs. Shady and I have been consuming mass quantities of strawberries and blueberries. The 4th of July is one of our favorite holidays and I will show her this recipe so that she can make a gallon or two of red, white and blue smoothie for us. My favorite video in this set was the one of the baby tamandua nuzzling the girl's face. The cute little critter appears to be kissing her but was most likely searching her face for insects to eat.

    Dear friend, my daily schedule has changed. Please note that, from now on, I will need to visit your blog later in the day than I have been, sometimes much later. You are important to me and I will continue to try my best to visit your blog five times a week as I have been doing. Thank you, dear friend Linda, and enjoy the rest of your day!

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  13. that playground poster with the birds on the ferris wheel is so cute1

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  14. The Scottish bagpipes, the scenery is lovely..

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  15. Il est si mignon le petit fourmilier et j'adore quand il se promène sur le dos de sa maman ♥(˘‿˘)

    Bisous

    Manon

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  16. May your cup run over with blessings today made me smile! Blessings with some whipped cream added to it would indeed be a blessing! LOL! Have a good Tuesday Linda! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  17. I'm a golfer and I laughed at the joke. Oh my as those plates broke. Ha,ha,ha. Those Positive Words are wonderful for all. Have a beautiful Tuesday Linda. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  18. The Just for Laughs gag made me smile. :)

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  19. Anther interesting post. Enjoyed all the videos and quotes especially the last quote. Have a blessed day.. Madeline

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  20. Dont' think I've heard of gimp, but I sure enjoyed your quotes and videos today,

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  21. ... only wanna say ... got as far as ur "just for laughs" video ... so far ... thank u for making me smile 2day, Linda ... Love, cat.

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  22. The little anteater is cute!

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  23. Bonne journée chère Linda, gros bisous!

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  24. Celtic Bagpipe, great music and beautiful images Linda.

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  25. Nice gag, Linda, beautiful quotes !

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  26. My kids went to scout camp when they were little and loved gimp! They brought home all kinds of colorful creations.

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  27. Funny...I probably will panic if I thought I broke with invisible golf ball...don't you?
    I tried the smoothie! Fun, not too sweet!

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  28. great post.
    xx

    http://losaway.blogspot.com.es/

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  29. The baby anteater is AWESOME! I never guessed they made a noise, though it stands to reason that they would. Thanks, Linda!

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  30. That is the second time I have heard Mull of Kintyre in a week - I wonder when the third one will be?

    Thanks so much for explaining Gimp, I remember it as a child, but it must have been called something else. It had a resurgence in the 90s and was called Scoobies or something like that. Turns out, the weaving is a form of marcrame.

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  31. your 'gimp bracelet' ..
    we call it 'scoubidou'! :-))

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  32. Love the Red, White & Blue sundae, very clever, saving for July 4.

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  33. That little anteater melted my heart :)

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  34. We had gimp in Australia too, but it was called something different. I don't recall now, but it was fun to make necklaces etc from. Wow, I'd almost forgotten. Thanks for recalling that memory.

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  35. Hola Linda, la gaita forma parte de la cultura en mi tierra, gracias por tu trabajo es estupendo. Un beso muy grande y se feliz.

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  36. Good day to you Linda. I was wondering too what is a gimp. Yea...we have it over here too. Did that during my school days. We made so many patterns.

    Another is that we insert a wire into the middle of it then we make shapes . Can be made into key chain, hang on the wall etc.

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  37. I haven't heard Mull of Kintyre for a long time. Nice! I love it<3

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  38. I do not remember the kind of gimp you had.

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  39. Great images and philosophy Linda.

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