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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

GET OUT THE SHAMMY AND THE WAX....TIME TO GET READY....

OK boys and girls it's not coming, it's already here and has been since the first Monday after Halloween.

Yes kiddies.....time to shine and wax all the credit cards and make them sparkle.....


Yes it is among us again.....



Most retailers have been offering "Cyber Monday" deals for a few weeks now and more are coming on board.  The fantastic saving you get from just "pick and click" your gifts online.  Spend wisely my children as it is very very easy to "overspend" at online outlets...

WARNING:   Many employers are either going to monitor or completely restrict your access to online shopping while at work.




If you have any extra money left over and you feel you want to do a "good thing" let me know I will give you my shipping address and you can ship direct to me this Christmas.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

WE REALLY GOTTA GET RID OF THESE TURKEYS......

On the brink of failure, members of a special deficit-cutting committee blamed each other Sunday for the intransigence that has gridlocked the panel in its quest to cut the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion over the coming decade.
"If you look at the Democrats' position it was 'We have to raise taxes. We have to pass this jobs bill, which is another almost half-trillion dollars. And we're not excited about entitlement reform,' " Republican Jon Kyl of Arizona said in a combative interview on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Fanning out to the sets of the Sunday morning talk shows, Democrats and Republicans blamed each other for a deepening impasse that has all but doomed chances for an accord. In a series of interviews, not a single panelist seemed optimistic about any last-minute breakthrough. Under the committee's rules, any plan would have to be unveiled Monday.
Democrats said that Republicans on the supercommittee were simply unwilling to move on tax increases that Democrats insist should be part of any package that emerges from the negotiations. And Republicans said Democrats' demands on taxes were too great, even in response to a scaled-back GOP offer made late last week.
"There is one sticking divide. And that's the issue of what I call shared sacrifice," said panel co-chair Sen. Patty Murray. "The wealthiest Americans who earn over a million a year have to share too. And that line in the sand, we haven't seen Republicans willing to cross yet," the Washington Democrat said on CNN's "State of the Union."





Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Sherlock Holmes Moment

Elementary my dear Watson..........

I use a HP laptop here at home.  I use Chrome as my browser. I am running Windows 7.

I use gmail as mail server. I have 2 gmail accounts (one personal one for business).

I also have firefox on the system as well as IE.  I do not IE for anything. However there are certain web sites
that if they open aux service windows they use IE protocols in the background.

I do use firefox only for one purpose.....There are times I need both gmail email accounts open at the same time.
(personal and business) so I will open firefox and open my business gmail account so both are open at the same time negating the task of having to sign out of one gmail account to open the second and vice versa.

OK....to summerize   I have chrome open for all computing applications.
I have firefox open only to have my other gmail account open.

Starting today for reasons I can not determine I could open blogger but I could not view my blog. I had all dashboard functions available except view blog.  View blog would give me a blank screen.

Only after running CCleaner was I able to open blogger and view blog ???????????????????????????????

It's beyond my understanding and comprehension so all you Sherlock's out there feel free to comment.......

click here to hear Sherlock's reasoning for the Republican Party

Monday, November 14, 2011

Serious New Virus Warning....Please review and take precautions

Subj:      VIRUS ALERT       Status: PUBLIC MESSAGE   
Source:  Department of Homeland Security
Date:      November 12th, 2011


Warning: There's a new virus on the loose that's worse than anything encountered todate! Transmitted through power lines, riding on the powerline 60 Hz subcarrier. It works by changing the serial port pinouts, and by reversing the direction one's disks spin. Over 300,000 systems have been hit by here in the United States alone! And that's just in the last 12 minutes.


It attacks DOS, Unix, TOPS-20, Apple-II, VMS, MVS, Multics, Mac, RSX-11, ITS, TRS-80, and VHS systems plus 8-Track systems. 


To prevent the spread of the worm:


1) Don't use the powerline.
2) Don't use batteries either, since there are rumours that this virus has invaded most major battery plants, and is infecting the positive poles of the batteries. (You might try hooking up just the negative pole. 
3) Don't upload or delete or download files.
4) Don't store files on floppy disks or hard disks.
5) Don't read messages. No, not even this one
6) Don't use serial ports, toasters, modems, or phone lines.
7) Don't use keyboards, screens, electric toothbrushes, or printers.
8) Don't use switches, CPUs, memories, microprocessors, or mainframes.
9) Don't use electric lights, electric or gas heat, or airconditioning, running water, vibrators, writing, fire, clothing, or the wheel.


I'm sure if we are all careful to follow these 9 easy steps, this virus can be eradicated, and the precious electronic fluids of our computers can be kept pure.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

FIND THE BLOGGER'S

Seems as if Blogger is not as it used to be.....

Used to be I would see new blogs on about a 1 or 2 day frequency but now it seems that
days and weeks go by before new blogs are posted.   And I am guilty as anyone as time and
conditions sometimes leave no time for posting the brain farts that occur in my mind on a daily basis.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A FEW SIGHTS YOU MISSED FROM WASHINGTON. DC.

A recent Tea Party forum on creating jobs in America. 





A picture taken after the camera's were off at the last Republican debate.




Spokesman for the new Republican Jobs Bill.....




Republican demonstration on how to balance the budget






Republican secret conclave swearing allegiance to Grover Norquist




MORAL OF POST................................................



Sunday, October 30, 2011

THERE ARE WAY MORE SCARY THINGS THAN HALLOWEEN, ZOMBIES, AND VAMPIRE'S

Do not concern yourself with all of the above as they are myths and old hand me down tales 
created in part to make children behave themselves........... 

There are way to many "real" things to be afraid of

Things that can destroy your life.





Monday, June 6, 2011

ANTHONY WEINER IS NOT ALONE...

This is day 2 of this terrible hacked post against me.


We still have no concrete answers but are continuing 
to explore every avenue available to us to find the person(s)
responsible. 


again, I did not do this, I have no idea who did. 




* * * * * * A L E R T * * * * * *
                  TO  ALL 
                BLOGGERS


Anthony Weiner is not alone in his current
internet and web based photo scandal. 


My Twitter, Facebook and Blogger accounts
have also been hacked and data extorted by 
parties unknown at the current time.............


Someone, who we can not identify at this time
has posted this photo to my blogger post. 


I have no idea who could have done this...
I have no idea why someone would do this....
I can not say one way or the other that the photo is of me....
I can not say how someone accomplished doing this.....


We do have people looking into who, how and why this was done...




I can only ask my supporters to know that I did not do this.....

Sunday, June 5, 2011

THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THEY REMAIN THE SAME

Not much news to tell in my world.

The Florist building has been cleaned up to the extent we can clean it up.  The entire corner of the building from the side entrance all the way around to where the truck crashed through is going to have to be rebuilt from about
6 feet from the ground up to the roof as the impact cracked the side wall and moved it about 1/2 inch to the left.


So we are waiting for that to be completed before we try to continue with a interior rebuild. We have quite
a lot of equipment and storage units and work stations to replace not to mention a stand up 2 door flower
cooler.

Still no contact from Allstate as they are hemming around about something to do with this guys policy limits and until they have a complete picture to all claims (2 cars, the building, the contents in the building plus his truck) their hands are tied......How convenient for them....

I have already spoken with a law firm and should their assistance be needed it it available.. I will most probably need them.

In the meantime life goes on...we remain open and serving the public if even in a less than desirable environment.....but for the most part you just gotta grin and bear it, laugh a little as crying does not
accomplish anything.....

So for all you cell talking, distracted, in a hurry, paying no attention drivers on the roads I have but one
request.........

Monday, May 30, 2011

HOW NOT TO SPEND YOUR MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY OR ANY OTHER

FROM WWW.WXII12.COM NEWS WEB SITE:


Police said the driver of a truck that crashed into a Winston-Salem florist shop hit two other vehicles first. 


Police said Felipe Pellez was driving his Dodge Ram pickup east on Kernersville Road when he ran the stoplight at Sedge Garden Road at about 8:22 a.m. He hit a Chevrolet Silverado and a Toyota Pruis before crashing into the shop.
The store owner was not in the shop at the time. He said he had just left to walk across the street to go to a convenience store to get some coffee and was about to walk into the store when he saw everything happen.
Pellez was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for treatment of an arm injury. He was released later in the morning.
Police said Pellez would be cited for running a red light and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.


















Yes this is my Florist building...as it looked about 9:15am this morning.....


What a ficking mess this guy made to the inside of my building, 
not to mention the building itself. 


May I suggest to all who view this post that you avoid this type of holiday entertainment as it not very enjoyable. 


In 93 degree heat, we had to clean out the destruction inside which included a 2 door flower cooler, numerous tables, racks, storage cabinets, floral supplies and work benches...


Then we had to frame out the hole in the wall and secure the building until such time as permanent repairs can be made....


This is one memorial day I will remember......

Saturday, May 28, 2011

WHAT IS LOVE....DOES ANYONE REALLY KNOW OR UNDERSTAND

According to Wikipedia:


Love is an emotion of strong affection and personal attachment.[1] In philosophical context, love is a virtue representing all of human kindness,compassion, and affection. Love is central to many religions, as in the Christian phrase, "God is love" or Agape in the Canonical gospels.[2] Love may also be described as actions towards others (or oneself) based on compassion.[3] Or as actions towards others based on affection.[3]


Well I'm not sure....but to be honest I am having a love affair and I wanted to share it will all my Blogger Friends....






Some will say this is forbidden, un-natural, sick, depraved and sinful but I just can't help myself. Love overshadows 
one's ability to be rational..........

Monday, May 23, 2011

I guess it was about time........

As most of you know by now, old TAB is not prone to
A.  Bragging
B.  Blowing one's own horn
C.  Rubbing things in
D.  Hyperbole
F.  Telling untruths

But I could not resist writing my first post on my BRAND NEW HP LAPTOP !!!!!!!!!    na na ...na ..na... na na



You see I use a puter for emails, business web sites and advertising, an occasional post to this blog, and researching data on the web, online banking, online shopping, online bill paying and little else.................

I have been using a Netbook which allowed me to do almost everything I need to do..it has a remote printer and a remote mouse if I choose to use them. It was light and I could take it anywhere and use it with my
4G wireless internet usb modem....

It did not have an abundance of memory, nor disc space..it had no DVD drive which I need occasionally,
and it was in the current state of technology slow.....So........

Having a keen  eye for things you don't see everyday I spotted this 15.6 HP Compaq Presario CQ56 on sale at wallyworld for 289.95......ok...it only has 2GB ?Ram and a 250GB hard drive but it does all I need to do and more and faster and I don't have to squint to see the screen........Full size keyboard so I don't get 3 letters with each touch of the fingers......

The little one will stay at the business as it is well capable of doing all that needs done there. and big daddy will remain home safe and secure........

I likes it.....now to see what those porn movies look like on the Big Screen......LOL........

Sunday, May 22, 2011

HELL......WHY NOT????

Based on the following article, I am starting the "World not ending anytime soon" ministry.

I need contributions in the millions to get the word out across the globe.

Please tell all your friends to please help me in this effort and contribute as much as possible.


As the talk of a world-ending Rapture turns to ridicule, a new set of worries is coming to the fore: How will the followers of Family Radio preacher Harold Camping react to their failure to ascend to heaven? What about all those millions of dollars that were contributed to Camping's cause, including the life savings that were exhausted in the effort? And what does this portend for next year, when an even more highly publicized date with doomsday is due?
First, about the failed prophecy: With just a few hours before Rapture Saturday goes into the history books, this day turned out to be pretty normal, all in all. No cataclysmic earthquakes (although there was an Icelandic eruption and a couple of significant shakersin Japan and a New Zealand island chain). No global strife (except for the usual mayhem in the usual places). And no snatching up of millions of believers into heaven (although a good number of pranksters made it look as if clothes and shoes were "left behind").
Also, no sign of Camping himself. The minister's California-based broadcasting concern has collected and spent millions of dollars over the past few years to promote his prophecy that Judgment Day would come on May 21, 2011, based on his own idiosyncratic interpretation of Bible numerology. He and other church leaders are likely to avoid making a public appearance until Sunday at the earliest. (The Family Radio website has been offline for most of the day today.)
Some of Camping's are already returning to their daily lives. The Associated Press highlighted the case of Keith Bauer, a tractor-trailer driver who hung around Family Radio's Oakland headquarters today waiting for the end. "I had some skepticism, but I was trying to push the skepticism away because I believe in God," Bauer told AP. "I was hoping for it because I think heaven would be a lot better than this earth."
Then he added, "It's God who leads you, not Harold Camping."
Bauer and his family took a week off to make the cross-country drive from their home in Maryland, and they'll start the drive back home on Sunday.
Anthea Butler, a professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania, told NBC News that the ordeal is far from over for Camping's followers. For some of them, who have spent their life savings to spread the word of the Rapture, the worst days could well lie ahead.
"I think it's important to watch out for people who were in the midst of this group, to make sure that they don't harm themselves, or that they don't harm others," she said.
When prophecy fails
The Oakland connection brought to mind the case of Rev. Jim Jones, who got his start as a charismatic religious leader in that city, brought his followers to a People's Temple religious community set up in the jungles of Guyana ... and touched off a mass suicidethere in 1978. The 1997 mass suicide of Heaven's Gate UFO cultists in the San Diego area serves as yet another cautionary tale from California.
But unlike People's Temple and Heaven's Gate, Family Radio did not isolate its supporters under cultlike conditions. Rather, these are regular Christians who sent in millions of dollars in contributions but continued to be engaged in their communities. A better analogy might be found in the case of the "Planet Clarion" UFO cult, which was the subject of the 1956 book "When Prophecy Fails." 
In the early 1950s, a Chicago housewife named Dorothy Martin attracted followers who believed her claim that a great flood would destroy the earth on Dec. 21, 1954. Only Martin's followers would be saved, supposedly by the alien beings that had alerted her to the threat via automatic writing. The authors of the book infiltrated the group and saw firsthand how the group reacted when the promised rescue (and flood) did not come. 
The group waited until past the bitter end for the aliens' arrival, experiencing deep disappointment at the prophecy's failure. But a few hours after the deadline, Martin transmitted the message that the cataclysm had actually been called off due to divine intervention. This re-energized the group to reach out and spread the word once more. The episode helped lay the foundation for the concept of cognitive dissonance, pioneered by social psychologist Leon Festinger, one of the co-authors of "When Prophecy Fails."
A great disappointment
In the case of Family Radio, there are additional factors in play: One has to do with the huge amounts of money collected and spent by the non-profit organization. Although verifiable figures on Family Radio's current finances are not available, the organization had $72 million in net assets at the end of 2009. How much of that remains, especially considering that Camping apparently expected to have shuffled off this mortal coil by now? Could contributors make legal claims on those funds?
The highly publicized failure of the prophecy could generate a backlash among the wider public as well. It's strange to think that the non-end of the world would spark an angry response, but there is a precedent: When Baptist preacher William Miller's prediction of a Second Advent on Oct. 22, 1844, failed to pay off, the "Great Disappointment" led to violence against Miller's followers in some quarters.
I can guarantee that there won't be any tarring-and-feathering of Camping or his supporters, as there was in the case of the Millerites. Nevertheless, there is some understandable resentment over this episode, as expressed in some of the postings to theCosmic Log Facebook page.
At least one good thing may come out of today's non-Rapture: More folks are likely to realize that there's nothing to numerological mumbo-jumbo, whether it comes from the Bible or the Maya calendar. If fewer people are freaked out about the supposed predictions that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, that's a very good thing. The end will come, whether it's tomorrow or several billion years from now. But as a famous man once said, we do not know the day or the hour. Until then, make the most of every day, have your disaster kit ready ... and for heaven's sake, DON'T PANIC!  
Update for 9:15 a.m. ET May 22: Rapture Saturday is now history all over the world, and Camping's prophecy is now a total fail. Journalists caught up with Staten Island retiree Robert Fitzpatrick, who spent $140,000 of his own money to put up advertising about the end of the world and wrote a book about "The Doomsday Code." The Associated Press quoted him as saying, "I can't tell you what I feel right now. ... Obviously, I haven't understood it correctly because we're still here."
After spending five years preparing for a Rapture that didn't come, Fitzpatrick said he didn't know what his next move would be. "I'm tired," the Staten Island Advance quoted him as saying. "I was working hard trying to get the word out. I'm very surprised. I fully expected that something would happen."
There's still no word from Camping himself, but things are getting ugly on his Facebook page.

Friday, May 20, 2011

EVE OF DESTRUCTION

While I do not subscribe to the doomsday scenario portrayed as being
tomorrow Sat 5/21 it raises an interesting thought process........

The world could end at any time. We are not privy to when that divine 
intervention will occur. Also any of us can be taken at any given time without
forewarning via any number of different circumstances. 

The question arises that if you or one you love or care about was taken
suddenly or if the world as we know it came to a sudden end, 
have you said and done all the things you were intending to do 
or said all the things you intended to say in regards to these people. 

Or have you like most, put it off thinking you can do it later. 
Thinking that you have plenty of time.

If you or they left this world tonight, how many things that you 
wanted to say and do have you not done. 

When was the last time you gave them a hug, 
told them you loved them, 
asked if there was anything you could do for them
and told them just how important they are in your life.

I know oh so many people who just sit back and think
If only I had..................
I wish I could have said goodbye.....
I meant to..........but did not......
I should have..............
I feel so guilty for not.....................and I will never have another opportunity........

If you fall into this category, even though the world will not end tonight
make believe that it will and 
just do it before it's to late. 


Thursday, May 19, 2011

HELL'S BELLS AND DAMNATION TO ALL......

Over to the right of this post you will see a link to "Blogger Buzz".


I noticed the title tonight and so I went and read it.....Here is what it says....



We know that most of you blog for the sake of sharing your thoughts and opinions, however a little side income is like an unexpected gift. Today we’re releasing a new gadget that allows your readers to directly contribute to your blog. The gadget can be added to any part of your page, but we’ve formatted it to fit best in the sidebar.

It goes on to tell you how to set up this gadget on your blog.

So now Blogger will assist people who wish to beg for money...
How tacky...How very very tacky.....

I urge you to go to Blogger Forum and express your opinion.....

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

BREAKING NEWS FROM MSNBC AND ASSOCIATED PRESS....

THE LEADERS OF THE GOP WITH A REALISTIC OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE THE NOMINATION IN 2012 TO OPPOSE PRESIDENT OBAMA HELD A SECRET MEETING
IN DENVER THIS MORNING AT 7:15AM.  THE MEETING LASTED 1 HOUR AND 22 MINUTES.

NO RESULTS OF THE MEETING HAVE YET TO BE LEAKED TO THE PRESS. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS WAS A SECRET STRATEGY MEETING TO DETERMINE WHO WILL BE THE FRONT RUNNER PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC.

THE ATTENDANTS WERE PHOTOGRAPHED LEAVING THE HOTEL AFTER THE MEETING.








Sunday, May 15, 2011

HOW DO YOU SPELL RELAXATION

2 weeks of working 7 days a week, 12 hours a day will make TAB a irritable tired SOB.

You reach a point that you must resign from polite society as you can no longer be trusted
around reasonable polite people....

My solution...Get naked, get in the hot tub, and leave unambiguous threats against the family,
the neighborhood, the town, the state and the federal government that anything that would
cause an interruption of this activity would be met with fatal bodily harm.


Break out the Crown Royal, bring the unopened bottle with you and a cooler of ice.....and pipe the Boston Pops to the patio....



Now, sit back, relax, drink until your stupid and your skin looks like a dried date.  Let nothing, I mean nothing, interrupt your quite time.....Now here's the critical part...stay in this environment until you only have
enough strength and sensibility to crawl to your bed...failure to do this will result in sleeping on the side of the
hot tub, on the patio, or in the hallway to the bedroom.....Set no alarm's sleep until your body says to get up
then sleep 4 more hours....


Not sure what I have accomplished as now I have a splitting headache, my hair itches, my teeth hurt, and I feel like I got run over by a big truck. And I have to start this chit all over at 6:00am tomorrow morning......

Sometimes think I would be better off getting a sleeping bag, a bottle of Windex, a squeegee and heading to the beach and become a beach bum.....I could offer to clean window's during the day to pay for my Crown and sleep on the beach........Time to check out Bass Pro Shop I understand they have nice sleeping bags at
great prices.........

Friday, May 13, 2011

As you may have noticed.........

Blogger has been in read only mode for a day or more.....

The elite team at Blogger Central stated they were doing maintenance and everything would be back to normal "soon"........

Please say hello to the elite maintenance Blogger team (from left to right Larry, Curley and Moe)



Well "soon" arrived and Blogger was back to "normal"........Oh wait...a correction is needed here.....

Comments that were placed on blogs before........ well before the elite maintenance Blogger team got hold of the keyboard and the internal code are gone......

Would not be surprised if some entire post are missing also......

Kudos to the elite maintenance Blogger team....nice work guys.....you have really impressed me with your skill and daring..........here is a little something just for you..................


To borrow a phrase.....I'm sorry, I can't be kind about this..these people are watching re-runs of TRON as if it were a documentary ............

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

IMPORTANT NEWS...CALL YOUR SENATOR...TODAY

We have a serious delima in the US today.  We can do something about it....


We need your help to effect change.....

FACT:

Doctors 
(A)  The number of physicians in the  U.S. is 700,000.
(B)  Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(C)  Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171


Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services.



FACT:


(A)  The number of gun owners in the  U.S. is 80,000,000.
       (Yes, that's 80 million)

(B)  The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
(C)  The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188

Statistics courtesy of FBI



FACT:


statistically, doctors are approximately
9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.'

FACT:  



NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN,

Almost everyone has at least one doctor.

This means you are over 900 times more likely to be killed by a doctor as a gun owner!!!



Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.


We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!!!  Call your senator and plead for doctor control.




Out of concern for the public at large, I withheld the statistics on lawyers
for fear the shock would cause

people to panic and seek medical attention!
















Wednesday, May 4, 2011

DO YOU REALLY UNDERSTAND ..........

Spend 5 minutes with my buddy lewis Black and you will have a full understanding of the Old Vs New Testaments of the bible which can be somewhat confusing for many......  It is very clear on evolution, gay marriage and some other troublesome issues.....Watch.....learn......enjoy........and should you break out in laughter it's ok...........



Saturday, April 30, 2011

It's been a hell of a 10 days...and a hell of a 10 days to come......

The week of Easter....Then a week of a very large high school having Prom this weekend....next week
two more large high schools having Prom (Yes on Mothers Day Weekend) (Yes apparently the people
running these last two high schools ain't tooooooooooo bright...........)

So you say what the hell's the big deal....well the big deal is I own a Florist that's been here for over 35 years
and these 3 weeks are

and


by the hundred's out the yahoo (no relationship to the internet entity of the same name) and all the drama that goes with idiot children trying to match a corsage to a prom dress that looks like it
was hanging on the wall at the Sherman William's paint research lab when it exploded...............................
Not to mention the fact that they "don't want one like everyone else has" ...Their's has to be "special".........

Hi Mr. Florist, here is my prom dress...what would go well with this ????

Young lady, you may wish to tie a pair of cockatiel's  to your wrist............................................................
Yes indeed, wouldn't that be "special"...............


And young lady in your case may I suggest.................

A Peacock's ass.................


So anyway, it been a hectic couple of weeks and one more (surely to be more hectic than the last) to go....so today I was feeling drained, tired,  disgruntled and not a happy camper....then it came to me....go to u-tube and watch all 6 vids of Lewis Black on Broadway....So I have just finished that exercise and now I am ready to take on the Mongolian Army...I have a new lease on life.....Lewis brings out the best in me and assures me I am not alone in the way I perceive the insanity of the world around me on a daily basis.

Thanks Lewis....I love you man............


My sincerest apologies to Mr. & Mrs O. on the selection of this Vid.............. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

How do you define "To Much" ?

How about living in a private home that has over 175,000 sq feet, and 250 rooms sitting on
125,000 acres of land.
5 Stories high, and a basement complete with bowling alley.
Horse stables with all solid bass tack and tack hooks on the walls
It's own winery
Enough lawn acreage that you could not mow it in a week in a helicopter turned upside down
Each floor has it's own private servants and the servants have there own rooms.


In the 1880s, at the height of the Gilded AgeGeorge Washington Vanderbilt, youngest son ofWilliam Henry Vanderbilt, began to make regular visits with his mother, Maria Louisa Kissam Vanderbilt (1821–1896), to the Asheville, NC area. He loved the scenery and climate so much that he decided to create his own summer estate in the area, which he called his "little mountain escape", just as his older brothers and sisters had built opulent summer houses in places such as NewportRhode Island, and Hyde ParkNew York.


A glimpse to the good life:


front of main house.
view from above

 The three fireplaces in the banquet hall


The hall itself


One of numerous gardens


There is more, much much more but I'm starting to get an inferiority complex just trying to write this post...if you 
want to really get sick to your stomach you can go here....Excuse me while I go throw up....................................