Well really it was more like a four million dollar smash up and could be considered the most expensive car crash ever! Some of you may have already heard about it. It happened last month on a highway in Japan when a driver lost control of his car on a wet road while changing lanes and had hit a barrier before spinning back across the road.
The cars involved a total of eight Ferraris that included two Ferrari F430s (one was the race-ready Scuderia worth more than $400,000), two Ferrari 360 Modenas (each worth almost $200,000), two Ferrari F355s (each worth about $150,000), a Lamborghini Diablo (one of the most expensive supercars of the 1990s and still likely worth a handsome $200,000) and three Mercedes Benz.
Why I nearly broke down and cried. If you’re like me and feel the need for speed and love fast cars like I do, this was truly a heartbreaker.
But what I really had wanted to share with you today was a…
Million Dollar Mash-Up!
Blog posts worth a million praises that we could never put a dollar amount to!
Have you ever thought what it would be like to live without water?
Julia Whitmore has written a beautiful post entitled “Thirsty” about the fragility of life living with or without water. Go take a peek. I think you’ll find that this post will definitely quench your thirst.
On a Historical note, Debra Eve wrote an interesting post entitled “Edith Wharton: Beyond Downton Abbey”. Downton Abbey on PBS has become one of the hottest series on Television. It has an outstanding cast of talented actors and Julian Fellowes’ superb screenwriting captures conflict in every scene along with a stunning array of award winning costumes. That said, Debra helps us to see why Edith Wharton was really the true master of writing about this period.
Now let’s get technical for a moment, shall we?
Jenny Hansen is a well known name in the blogging world with good reason. She not only shares her knowledge about “Risky Baby Business”, but can literally knock you off your feet with laughter. As a Techie, she now has a series of posts on Triberr, a new network designed to help save time with all things Social Media. Save time you say? With Social Media? Where do I sign up? Don’t hyperventilate! You can sign up right here.
Well, well, well, who do we have next?
Does the name Bob Mayer ring a bell? Of course he does. Especially if you are a loyal subscriber to my post since I’ve been reporting on his class that I am taking.
What, you’re not a subscriber? Are you missing out!
Go now and sign up at the top right corner of this page. Don’t worry, I’ll wait for you…
(Tapping foot… Hmm, hmm, hmm…Whistles…Looks around the ceiling.)
Okay, are you done? Good. Thank you very much. You won’t be sorry! 🙂
Bob wrote a blog last weekend, on January 22nd to be exact, that dealt with a certain subject that most writers forget to put into the equation of this writing business. MONEY. That’s right. MONEY. Apparently most writers aren’t comfortable discussing this subject, but if you know Bob, he’s out to change this. Pronto! So check out his post, “Reflection on the Best Seller’s List vs. The Long Tail”. This will give you a goal to shoot for!
Since I just received my new Kindle a couple of weeks ago, this sweet tweet caught my eye immediately. (Don’t tell me Twitter doesn’t work.) In this post April Plummer wrote about how “The EReader Has Changed My Life and I Like It!” Take a look at this one as April explains how she was a die hard paper book reader and held out as long as she could until her husband introduced her to the iPad and now this girl is hooked!
Now last but not least, Amber West wrote a very touching post on her Friday Inspiration blog. I know, I know, it was last Friday—five whole days ago and there have been a gazillion blogs posted since then, but listen up. In this post Amber refers to herself as Oprah, only poorer. But what dear Amber did for someone who she didn’t know because of this horrible economy, is simply amazing. She has got THE biggest heart and we can all learn from her example. Please make the time and go read, “Social Media for the Good!” if you haven’t already. It is a wonderful story with a happy ending!
Okay, I think that about wraps this Million Dollar Mash-Up!
Please be sure to visit these fine people and leave a brief comment to share a little blog love across our talented blogosphere! 🙂
So what do you think? Have you had the opportunity to read any of these wonderful posts? Have you been able to keep up with reading your blogs? If not, why not give Triberr a try? And if you are already on Triberr, please tell me how you like it? How does it work for you and does it save you any time?
Thank you for your many fine thoughts and comments everyone!
Here’s my question: what are the odds of *eight* Ferraris being on the same road at the same time? Does everyone in Japan drive a supercar?
Angela Wallace recently posted..Fool Moon ~Jim Butcher
Hi Angela! Thank you for coming by for a visit! The answer to your question is: It was a race. They had closed down the highway and it rained and one of the cars slid off to the side of the road, it the rail and was thrown back into the other cars. So no, not everyone in Japan drives supercars. lol!! That would certainly be interesting! 🙂
Ah, I see. I looked up an article, but didn’t see mention of a race. Granted, I skimmed, lol.
Angela Wallace recently posted..Fool Moon ~Jim Butcher
lol Angela. Sometimes my brain goes to mush as I read through posts. Too many blogs, so little time! You’re so sweet to care and come by. Thank you so much! 🙂
I don’t know how I missed this…but WOW! Thank you so much for the mention here on your blog! Took me by surprise! Okay, FLOORED me is a better way of saying it! Wow. I’m definitely a new follower!
I’m sorry April, I thought I had sent you a message about this. I was so impressed with your post the other day. Your loyalty to the paper written page and then to succumb to your husband’s prodding with the iPad was adorable, well it was awesome girl! Thanks for following April! I hope to keep bring you other great posts! 🙂
Guys and their love of cars are too funny! Great post, Tim! 🙂
Kristy K. James recently posted..Winter Weight Woes…and a couple of recipes
You are so silly Kristy! LOL!!
I will forward your remarks to Tim, but he was last week. I know, one week blends into the next. Who knows what day it is anymore. But thank you Kristy! 🙂
Karen, thank you for including me here. Probably shouldn’t mention it, but my English in-laws sent Downton Abbey Season 2 for Christmas…I’ve already seen the whole thing!
And what where all those expensive cars doing on the road at the same time?
Debra Eve | Later Bloomer recently posted..Edith Wharton: Beyond Downton Abbey
You are welcome Debra! And thank you very much for sharing that little bit of information with me. You are a bit bratty aren’t you! Well don’t spoil things for me. I want to enjoy this coming season! Oh, yes, about the cars. As I told Natalie. They had closed the road for a race and then the Smash-Up! What an expensive mess, eh? 🙂
Those smashed up cars make me sad too:( But what a great way to introduce your mash-up! I can’t wait to go and check out the links you mentioned! Happy Wednesday:)
Kara recently posted..Confessions, Kilts, Ghosts, Sleep- Blog Mash-Up Time!
Happy Wednesday, or should I say Thursday to you Kara! And thank you so much for the compliment! I hope you enjoy those posts! 🙂
Absolutely fantastic mash-up! I’ll be checking out those that I missed…woot woot!!
Sad to see those gorgeous cars all mangled…sniff…
Natalie Hartford recently posted..ROW80 – Round 1 – Check-in #7
Hey there Natalie! Thank you so much. You’re always an awesome support! It was sad about those cars. They had closed the road for a race and then Kaboom! Smash-Up! 🙂
Great mash-up! I missed a few–off to check them out 🙂
Coleen Patrick recently posted..Making it up as I go
Why thank you Coleen! I hope you enjoy them! 🙂
I remember reading about that wreck. I was glad everyone was Ok – and that they weren’t Camaros LOL.
Bob’s posts are always great. I also saw the one about Triberr. I wasn’t sure it would help me much since there’s no mobile app, and I do most blog reading my smartphone and tweet directly from there w/ Hootsuite app. But always good to know about other things that can help us!
Jennette Marie Powell recently posted..My Town Monday: When it Sucks to Live in Ohio
I hear you girl on the Camaros, LOL!!! I’m glad you enjoyed this and hope it was helpful Jennette! Thanks! 🙂
Great mashup. Loved Bob’s post. Thanks for pointing it out to us, Karen!
Fabio Bueno recently posted..Meryl Streep – The Shapeshifter
Bob’s post was awesome, wasn’t it? I’m glad you like the Mash-up Fabio. Thanks! 🙂
Look at your pretty mash-up, seducing me into opening all these new windows on my writing day. You are GOOD!
Thanks for including me, and for helping me catch up on what I missed. I dig mash-ups the way other women dig chocolate. I’m just sayin…
Jenny Hansen recently posted..Triberr Part 3: Graduate to the “Big People Pool” (or How Do I Rock My Tribal Stream?)
Well thank you Jenny! Coming from you that is quite the compliment! I’m sorry, I do not get the connection between Mash-ups and chocolate girl. You must fill me in. Am I missing something here? Look forward to getting the hang of that Triberr thing soon!
Karen, nicely done. It’s like one-stop shopping for great blog posts. I look forward to seeing more from you. As for the cars, I wept a little bit too.
Rachel recently posted..What Mark W. Travis Taught Me About Being Naive
LOL, one stop shopping! You crack me up Rachel! Thank you and I did really get a little misty from the whole event. Thank you Rachel! 🙂
Great smash-up, Karen! 🙂 I really dug Amber’s, Jenny’s and Debra Eve’s posts this week, too. The others definitely sound like should-reads… Thanks!
August McLaughlin recently posted..LSR #4: Trusting Your Instincts
Weren’t they great? I do hope that you’ll check out the other posts. They were worth mentioning. Thanks August! 🙂
You are so super sweet! Seriously, you made me blush.
You might like to know that more donations have come about for the mom in that post, and continue to come in. I’ll likely post an update next week. Thanks again for spreading the word!
Amber recently posted..Why It’s Worth a Watch Wednesday – Comedies
Well you deserved to blush Amber! I think that what you did was a very generous and loving thing. Please keep us updated! Thank you for writing that awesome post! 🙂
Karen, I missed most of these blogs as well. Thank you for bringing them to our attention! I now have much more to read!!
Tim L O’Brien recently posted..Stephen King’s Latest Novel: 11-22-63…What Would You Do?
Oops, sorry about that Tim. As if we don’t have enough to read, eh? But they were very well done. Hope you check them out! Thanks Tim! 🙂
Great mash up, Karen. I missed a lot of these blogs, like Sheila. Off to catch up!!
Ginger Calem recently posted..WritersButt-Let’s talk SLEEP!
Hey Ginger! At first I missed them too. But I did a lot of blog hopping the last couple of days and found these treasures. Hope you enjoy them! 🙂
Oh boy, Karen, these are great and I’ve missed most of them. The mashup of Ferraris is unfortunate, though. I hope no one was hurt!
SheilaSeabrook recently posted..PATIENCE, GRASSHOPPER …. REDIRECT
I do hope you get a chance to read these posts. They stood out because they were to sincere. And not to worry Sheila, no one was hurt! Thanks! 🙂
Fabulous Mash-up Ms. Karen! Why haven’t you tweeted it or thrown it up on FB to let anyone know it’s up yet??? Now, since I’ve been a little behind lately, I missed a few of those and need to go visit them now. Thanks for the heads up. 🙂
Debra Kristi recently posted..-Bringing a Character to Life-
Thank you for your assistance dear Debra! I overslept and hadn’t gotten the chance to give a shout out to everyone. Thanks for picking up the slack girl! 🙂
Fabulous mash-up! Thank you for sharing these great links.
As for the car crash… Wow! These were some gorgeous cars. I haven’t read the details so I don’t know if any lives were lost. I certainly hope not 🙁
Thank you Angel! Please know that no one got hurt, except maybe someone’s ego perhaps! 🙂