Friday, July 21, 2006

And . . . Action!

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This week is ACTION. Next week is PETS(Goodie!).

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In this 'action' shot, I thought the automatic timer had gone off (no, I'm not dancing, I'm running to get the camera). This is me and my friend Irish by the Shannon River in Ireland. Turned out to be one of my favorite photos.

And this is the only 'action' I got in Ireland, kissing the Blarney Stone. ;) Yes, some guy (tip him well) holds your feet and you lean back into space and kiss the germy stone. Bleck! UPDATE: Yes, there was a reason to kiss a germy stone. First, it's like a right of passage in Irleand travel, and second, it's supposed to bless the kisser with the gift of eloquence.

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34 comments:

Reverberate58 said...

Great shots! I love the blarney stone kissing! Great shots as always!

My photo is up! Hope you have a super Saturday!

Teena said...

Cool shots!

I'm in :)

michele said...

That is a funny action shot! Funny interpretation of the theme.

YellowRose said...

All I can think about is all the many people that have kissed that stone before!!! EWW! LOL

Great photos! Happy Saturday, Mine is up...it's rather amusing.

Red said...

I've kissed the Blarney Stone too! That was a few years ago, though, before I became chicken about heights (that's Husband's bad influence, by the way).

Melli said...

Ohhhhhhh dear! It's come to this? Kissing rocks? Better get you back to a Dinner At 8, quick!

Viamarie said...

Excellent choice for this week's theme.

Have a fun-filled weekend!

Wystful1 said...

Being of the old Ireland descent that I am --- Gotta LOVE these photos!!!

My action shot is poste.

One Scrappy Gal said...

Hahahaha the blarney stone kiss cracked me up!! Why do you kiss it anyway? For luck?

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Now that's an action I dream of! I'd love to go to Ireland and I'd gladly kiss the germy old stone!

Irish Church Lady :) said...

Ha ha I have a picture on my blog of me kissing the blarney stone too! It is quite the smazzle!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Ohhhh what an action. Why do you have to kiss that germy stone?
My Photo Hunt is up too.

Deb said...

I've always heard about kissing the Blarney Stone but I never knew it was done like that! Great shots!

Denise said...

Why would anyone kiss a germy stone? Is there a legend or something behind it? Do tell! :)

Pam said...

Great choices....I miss Ireland. I just saw (for the third time) the Discovery channel or maybe the Travel channel's half hour show on Dublin. *big sigh*
Pam

Amanda Fernandes said...

The top picture is beautiful. The sky and water make for beautiful backgrounds!

guppyman said...

I just wonder how many people have used tongue while kissing that rock....?

GreekGoddess said...

I knew you're weird... but kissing stones? :P

Luck o' the Irish said...

You neglected to mention that the stone gave you a case of the Irish ICK! :o) And that you had to take more action with the Irish version of Nyquil...Night Nurse.

Caroline said...

My parents have kissed the stone too. I have yet to go. And thats would be one of must do while there. Apparently, my family came from Ireland. So I've got to go check it out.

Mine is up.

Fleur De Lisa said...

I love all of your travel shots!

Just Expressing Myself said...

Oooo I haven't seen a Blarney Stone pic since I was a kid.
Thanks for sharing.
Frances

Proud Mum said...

We have a shot of my FIL kissing the blarney stone. It was long before liability suits and all that, so also without the guardrails and a guide. It's just him and his buddies -- yikes! He is, btw, good with words. Happy Saturday! I played, too.

Expat Traveler said...

way cool! love where it took place... mines up.

PresentStorm said...

Tip him well indeed! That is so different... I love it ;) Thanks for sharing them both.

Renee said...

Well you're still with us, so I'm guessing that you didn't catch anything too gross from the stone. ;)
Great pictures...love the dancing for the camera one. My camera leaves you wondering too.

Dh was trying to take our picture up on Nuuanu Pali, HI. It was so windy that it blew my flash open and DH thought that was the shutter...so he missed the shot. At least I have one of him & DD with his very short hair flying!

MysteriousLady said...

Now I'm not sure I'd want to kiss it that bad! Looks a little scarey.

What does kissing the blarney stone suppose to do?

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Eagle Lover said...

I am so jealous. I would give anything to go to Ireland and kiss that germy stone...lol Great photos.

GoofyJ said...

lol! Great photos! :) I played too,

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

obviously, it worked :-)

Karizma said...

Cool photos! I prefer to call the first one your dancing or river gliding shot :-)

So, is that the ooohhhnly way you could reach over there to kiss the Blarney stone? Well then, I see why you'd have to tip the "kisser holder"/ "smooch saver" very well!

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Kissing that stone looks very frightening, and like something you just have to do while your there all at the same time.

TNChick said...

Very interesting... not sure if the kissy part is the most interesting or seein' a photo of you doin' it. =)

Mommy the Maid said...

But it's a cute little dance :D