Sunday, March 30, 2008

Buy Jaguar Julie Squidoo Lenses

Do you want to get started on Squidoo and need a little help ?

Well, Jaguar Julie to the rescue! Why not buy one of Jaguar Julie's developed lenses? While many are not for sale and will probably never be for sale -- no matter what the price as they are PRICELESS -- there are at the minimum 25 lenses that can be yours. Take a look at my variety of lenses and let me know which one you are interested in purchasing. Prices range from $125-$250 USD.

Why am I doing this? All the women in my family have always been more than active caring for 'many' animals. One of my sisters now has some 8 cats and 4 dogs that she cares for as she rescued them from the homeless shelter where she works. There is something in our genes that make us caregivers with respect to the homeless and unwanted pets.On Friday, March 28th, 2008, I had a one-half hour phone call with an officer from my county. It was a very sobering conversation as we discussed the services of the Humane Society, Animal Care and Control, Caboodle Ranch, and First Coast No More Homeless Pets. It was my call to action!

P.S. A portion of the purchase price will be donated to First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) and Critter Connection.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Get a new suitcase

Does Your Suitcase Have a Lot of Miles on It? Checked luggage can take a real beating! Is your luggage damaged, out-of-date, OR lost and you need a replacement?

So, has the airlines maybe LOST your luggage or did they FIND it and now it looks like it's been around the world more times than the space shuttle? Are you in the market for a stylish and trendy piece of luggage? I've been shopping around for another fashionable suitcase that will distinguish mine from the next traveler. It's amazing the variety of bags you have to pick from these days.

As I was searching through all the variety of suitcases, I opted to buy one for my hubby who was toting around a very beat-up Travelpro Crew 5 22" carry-on. I replaced that bag with a black Crew 6 which is new and improved. Would you believe, he won't give up that old suitcase so that I can donate it to the Goodwill.

I've picked out some stylish luggage that I personally would like to own. At the moment, I really like the Heys styles too! Maybe you'll find something you like, as well. A number of years ago, I had a very nice Hartmann bag that was given to me as a gift. Hartmann is certainly a stylish and quality brand and I would love to own one. I must have sold the one I had at a yard sale because I can't seem to locate it. You'll find a variety of stylish Hartmann luggage as it's still one of my favorites. Does Your Suitcase Have a Lot of Miles on It? Well, get a new one!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Who is Jaguar Julie on Squidoo

Who is Jaguar Julie on Squidoo? This Lensography, Jaguar Julie Lensography, hopes to answer that question as inquiring minds want to know!

I took on the name of "Jaguar Julie" when the Jacksonville Jaguars first hit town! That name became the name of my "brand" that has been primarily marketed online. Several years ago, as a supporter of Mark Brunell, our former quarterback, I sold his NFL, Premium Collection, Limited Treasures collectible bear. When Mark Brunell left town for the Washington Redskins, I later donated hundreds of these collectible bears to his local charity which benefits children.

This lensography was featured on March 7, 2008 as Lens of the Day [LOTD] making it the first of its kind to be a LOTD. No, my lensography was NOT the first lensography as there are many other lensographies to be found on Squidoo.

So, what did the honors of LOTD do for my rankings? Thanks to the wonderful people of Squidoo [there are so many cool people behind the scenes that I love each and everyone of them and would love to invite them over for dinner anytime], most importantly to all my wonderful visitors [xoxoxo] who visited my lens, and more particularly to those who took time to leave a 5 star rating [an extra xoxoxoxoxo], bah to those few who DID leave me a ONE STAR RATING* [God knows who you are!], LOTD took my lens to #1 in People! I forgot to thank God -- hey, did you know that Seth Godin is Squidoo King and actually has "god" in his name??? -- mom, dad, and those wonderful Dominican nuns with the rulers!!!

Yes, LOTD took my lens to #1 in People, and also helped to take my lens to #10 overall ranking amongst all lenses and #3 in top giants lenses. Thank you to the graciousness of Squidoo for picking my lens after TWO FULL YEARS of knocking my brains out coming up with ideas and burning up the keyboards, along with suffering through my first hard drive crash!!!

Stop by and visit me sometime ... maybe you too will be inspired enough to build your own Squidoo lens? Come on, what are YOU waiting for???

* P.S. If you are feeling regrets or a tad remorseful, you can go back and up those stars!
P.P.S. I want to adopt Gil !!! xoxoxo

SquidWho is Jaguar Julie

SquidWho: A people-powered Who's Who on the Web is giving other so-called people who's who on the internet a run for their money! Have you checked it out yet? Well, if not ... let me introduce you to SquidWho through this particular lens ... a subject that I know a lot about!!!

Who Is Jaguar Julie? So, just who is this Jaguar Julie you're surely asking yourselves?

A little more about me from my newest blog, Blondes that DIY.

Well, you have come to the right place for an 'organized' look at what makes Jaguar Julie tick! She's been around for more than a few years on the internet, but not long enough -- we guess -- to have a Wikipedia listing! Darn, we'll just have to fix that now won't we! HOW DO YOU GET A WIKIPEDIA LISTING ANYWHO HORTON???

A compilation of the chapters or segments of Jaguar Julie of which she is most passionate:
  • BzzAgent ...
  • Giant Squid and SquidAngel ...
  • LOTD ...
  • Lensmaster ...
  • Lensographer ...
  • Groupmaster ...
  • Head Chef ...
  • Online Seller ...
  • Photographer ...
  • Webmaster ...
And now that Jaguar Julie Ann Brady has retired! She is somewhat of a master gardener and yard person. Plus, photographer, designer, writer et. al.

Martha Stewart is Reading My Lenses

Martha Stewart is Reading My Lenses! Have you been watching Martha Stewart's TV Show lately?

Well, I have and I have thought for quite some time that she's obviously reading Squidoo lenses for ideas to feature on her TV show! Some of you might say it's just a coincidence, but I don't know about that! Maybe Martha Stewart is just on the same wave length as me? Or, better yet ... she and her staff have recognized the topicability of Squidoo lenses? Hey, Monkeybrain, is topicability a word?

UPDATE: I have deleted the lens: Martha Stewart is Reading My Lenses.

Let me show you what I'm talking about ... come take a look at this lens and make up your own mind! You can actually voice your opinion at the end of the lens, after doing your own empirical research within my lens. I present the segments from Martha Stewart's TV Show and follow that up with my lens -- all of which were created well before Martha's segments aired.

P.S. Be on the lookout for upcoming Martha Stewart TV Shows as she may be reading YOUR lens and featuring YOUR topic. Have YOU recognized the topicability of Squidoo?

By the way, you do know that Martha Stewart helped to popularize Polish Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipes along with Polish Pierogi? Yumm ... some of my favorite ethnic comfort foods.

Thinking back on this lens, it sure was funny at the time! Very topicable stuff. Martha Stewart and I have moved on to other things. She was even working with Snoop Dog! arf arf ...

Friday, March 14, 2008

Jaguar Julie Giant Squid

Giant Squid Sighting:  It's Jaguar Julie Giant Squid! Achieving the ranks of Giant Squid: What you can do to join me!

Yes, you too can be a Giant Squid on Squidoo. In the Summer of 2007, when the call went out to us lensmasters on Squidoo, the challenge was to create 100 interesting and topical lenses, by August 31, 2007, in order to earn the honor of being a Giant Squid. I do believe a few lensmasters, if not a lot, offered a bit of mild protest as "thee asketh too mucheth! 100 lenses, how can I accomplish that?"

Well, the mighty powers that be decided to scale back the challenge to a mere 50 lenses along with moving the deadline to September 4th. However, for me sitting at some 3 dozen, that number was still a wee challenge what with a normal 8-5 job. I honkered down and in no time was past the 50, and then 75 was in sight! August 31, 2007 was quickly approaching and I was ALMOST at 100!

Then, the UNTHINKABLE happened!!! OMG, I had a hard drive crash ... Aside from nearly flipping my wig, I realized that I hadn't done a data backup in weeks!!! Well, read about how I survived the hard drive crash, attained 100 lenses, and earned Giant Squid status. I'll also give you some pointers and tips so that you too can become a Giant Squid if that is what you desire!

P.S. I think I smell something fishy! lol

Jaguar Julie Squidoo SquidAngel

What it means to be a Squidoo SquidAngel: Blessings to you, my dear! An Angel Gets its Wings: Jaguar Julie Squidoo SquidAngel.

This is the SECOND instance, as the first instance was on Squidoo, that I've actually written about my Catholic upbringing in Cleveland, Ohio, and what an impact it had on my spiritual being. You see, it was the nuns and priests that I encountered in elementary and grade school who instilled in me strong Christian beliefs, particularly in Heaven and in Angels!

Then, after my grandparents all passed on it was in Lily Dale, a spiritualist community in Chautauqua County that I had my first spiritual reading. At that time, I was told that there were auras around me of two women; i.e. my grandmothers. They were likened to my particular guardian angels.

So, since my early days of schooling to today, I have had an appreciation for angels and take the role of Squidoo SquidAngel quite seriously! "Never treat such a blessing lightly my dear!" Want to know more about it? Well ... what are you waiting for!

P.S. What kind of angel are YOU???

Friday, March 07, 2008

Squidoo LOTD Jaguar Julie Lensography

A Squidoo LOTD: Lens of the Day!  Jaguar Julie Lensography. Well, here it was on a rainy and blustery Friday morning as I was working diligently on updating many of my well over 300 Squidoo lenses that I get this dear email from Lewis :-) -- that's LewisSmile you all. "Woohoo! Congratulations on lens of the day :)" says he. "Woohoo … another LOTD? I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for more love … once is not enough!" says I. Not knowing what to make of this wonderful honor, I happened upon my Squidoo Dashboard, and there it was ...

Wow, how cool to find that my Squidoo Lensography, Jaguar Julie Lensography had earned the honor of the day of LOTD, Lens of the Day, for March 7, 2008. Read more about it LOTD: Lens of the Day.

Oh, did you know, this is my second time to have a LOTD. My first was in June 2006 for a true story about my experience with identity theft and what I did to help catch a couple of crooks. To Catch a Thief in Under 40 Days details the headache of an experience and gives you a number of pointers in how to act quickly to nab the bad guys!

How in the world did Jaguar Julie get to have 2 lenses of the day? And how can I have one too?

P.S. Hope you enjoyed a visit back to some fond memories. For posterity, I did pen a page on my Google blog about my writings as a Lensmaster.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Become a Squidoo lensmaster

What are you waiting for? Get in on the action over at Squidoo. Become a Squidoo lensmaster. Create a lens; start a debate if you dare! I'm over there waiting for you.

Do you know that creating a lens is quick and easy? It's also a great way to express yourself and actually focus your thoughts into one concise topic ... so unlike the helter-skelter of today's information world that has your mind going in every which direction creating mass confusion and TMI. A Squidoo lens allows you to pick ONE TOPIC and focus on just that ONE TOPIC.

I've been a Squidoo member and lensmaster now for precisely 2 years. I'm up to over 300 lenses along with 6 groups.

If you're a Jacksonville, Florida resident, supporter or just plain HAVE a lens about this great city, I encourage you to join Squidoo. Join me!

P.S. So! Would you believe it has now been almost five years since Squidoo transferred its content to HubPages? I followed that journey for one month and then retired my articles to my Google blogs. Time flies.

The Gruesome Threesome

The Gruesome THREESOME: Hey Monkeybrain are you kidding? If you want a poster child for society of someone you would NOT WANT your children to emulate, I've got THREE ... count 'em THREE that make up my GRUESOME THREESOME. They're some of the coldest, most controversial males still living today. And, I've got them in Hey Monkeybrain, Squidoo's lastest debates.

Do you even DARE to get involved and express your opinion on these guys? I've expressed my opinions now I double-dare you to express yours!

DREW PETERSON definitely DID IT! Oh man ... the arrogance and sheer audacity of this guy Drew Peterson just kills me! To have the nerve to accuse his wife Stacy of running off with another man and leaving her young children is just too much to stomach. Now with the latest news about the 'murder' of his third wife is there any doubt whatsoever?

SCOTT PETERSON definitely DID IT! Here is this arrogant guy Scott Peterson who murders his wife Laci Peterson and their unborn child! Scott Peterson definitely did it! Laci and her unborn child are no longer WITH US because of Scott. In my mind, and the minds of so many others, Scott Peterson is another O.J.

OJ definitely DID IT! There is no doubt in my mind that OJ did it! What is it? Well, excuse me for being rather blunt about it ... but you surely must have been either born yesterday or been living under a rock to not know about IT! Two words: Nicole Simpson. Another two words: Ron Goldman. OJ definitely did it!

P.S. I had three Hey Monkeybrain debates on the gruesome threesome. These Squidoo lenses have now been deleted. You know, in retrospect, it was kind of sad to think about these despicable men.

Controversial Hey Monkeybrain Debates

Hey Monkeybrain -- Wanna get a bit controversial? These are some of the Controversial Hey Monkeybrain Debates which I authored once upon a time on Squidoo. They have since been deleted. Read on to hear more about these debate lenses.

SILICONE vs. SALINE: Which side are you on? Do you need more of a title to know what I'm talking about? With all the previous press on silicone implants rupturing, is there anything to debate? Can you even get silicone these days? How about the new types of silicone implant--are they safer? Which is better or more natureal: silicone or saline? Which type do more Hollywood-types 'endorse?' What about Dolly or Pamela Anderson??? This is my most 'controversial' topic yet on Squidoo!

MADE in U.S.A. is an ENDANGERED Species! Have you bothered to look these days at the labels inside the clothes you wear to see where they are made? Well, I make it a point to do so as I've been a seller of apparel and accessories for a number of years, but NOT on eBay as I've been boycotting them for over two years.

So, back to the clothing labels. Let me give you this prime example: a Moda stretch top with shelf bra by Victoria's Secret. Do you know that my hubby bought me 4 different colors and each were made in a different country, but NONE were Made in U.S.A.! I've seen Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Bangladesh, and of course the Big Daddy of them all, CHINA! Yep, MADE in CHINA has taken a big shark bite out of MADE in U.S.A. that I challenge you to find such clothing today by a big brand name. Oh, you'll find plenty of small indie designers, but who else is left. MADE in U.S.A. is an ENDANGERED Species!

PAT PAULSEN for PRESIDENT! For those of you familiar with Pat Paulsen, you're apt to remember his unsuccessful bid for the Presidency in 1968, 1972, 1980, 1988, 1992, and 1996! Yes, he tried repeatedly as a member of the STAG Party -- Self Talking American Government Party -- for the opportunity to represent this country. He was known for his straight-talking campaign with two popular slogans 'I've upped my standards. Now, up yours.' and 'If elected, I will win.' Well, as my candidate has dropped out of the election, I'm opting for my leap year candidate: PAT PAULSEN for PRESIDENT!

A good debate Hey Monkeybrain

Hey Monkeybrain!  Are you up to a good debate? You'll need to check out Squidoo's lastest and greatest! It's Hey Monkeybrain and the debates are on. They're getting heated. You'll find debates from the presidential campaigns to what foods are hot to social networking and other platforms.

Here is a snapshot of Jaguar Julie's HMB debates:

SALTY or SWEET -- Which type of snack do you prefer? SALTY or SWEET? Which type of snack do you prefer? Actually, I prefer salty snacks ... I really do not have a sweeth tooth! I personally think it tells a lot about the person as to which they prefer. Is it something that's in the genes? Is it a male / female or Mars / Venus thingy? Is it geographical, ethnic, or age related?

Is it possibly astrologically-oriented? For example, I am a Cancer -- that's a water sign -- so does that explain WHY I prefer salty snacks? Can we say that a majority of Cancers and water signs will opt for salty over sweet snacks? Or is it something more profound ... like that time of the month vs. a football game and beer?

BLONDES are SEXIER and have MORE Fun! Blondes are sexier and have more fun! Speaking from personal experience and of course very deep humility, I offer up the premise that blondes are indeed sexier and definitely have more fun! Only my hairdresser knows for sure whether all those platinum hairs are naturally sprouting from my noggin or come from a bottle of Miss Clairol.

COOL WHIP vs. REDDI-WIP: Which side are you on? Ah, a sweet topic indeed. Cool Whip vs. Reddi-Wip! For years the battle has waged over these mighty contenders for the #1 spot amongst dessert toppings -- and other uses not to be mentioned in this PG-rated lens! One typically comes in a tub whilst the other in a handy spray can. Reddi-wip, introduced in 1948, is the brand of aerosol propelled, sweetened whipped cream produced by ConAgra Foods. Cool Whip was introduced in 1967 by the Birds Eye division of General Foods and is a product today of Altria Group. I personally prefer Cool Whip ... So, which side are YOU on?