Friday, August 23, 2019

The Letter "H" ~~ Rev 04 - Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 34th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... (THE EIGHTH  LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "H" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "H"; (B) A Favorite; (C) "H" for "Half" (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflections. 

     Wikipedia Photo copied (left)     My picture at Kroger Grocery (right)
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(A) Starts with the Letter "H": Honeydew Melons starts with "H".

Home Goods store picture (left)  and  My Kroger Grocery store, outside (both are my photos)

(B) A FavoriteHalloween is one of my favorite Holidays.  Store decorations rule although Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday stuff is also out. 

Note also the Reflections in the store window.  The Clouds are very pretty here (click to enlarge).  If you enlarge it to Super Large, by doing a second click, you will see that I am in the Left Side, taking the picture.  Hence an unknown until posting Selfie.
 



(C) "H" for "Half" (Tom's choice):  This is also a ReflectionHalf this strip center row of offices is taken up by an Urgent Care facility and a Pet Doctor Clinic.

The other Half contains a Little Caesar's Pizza place,  a small Pilates exercise studio, and a Kolache Factory store.

(D) Reflection(s):  I have finally found a "Perfect" Men's Public Restroom, I give it a FIVE (5) on my restroom rating scale of one, horrible to five, absolutely perfect).  Five because every restroom function pertaining to the public equipment can be used without touching any of hardware, it is all 'automatic'.  And because both of the two other plumbing choices are also auto operate.  Well is one sits down, pulling the lid up or putting it down is manual. 

The other part of the rating depends upon cleanliness, this one is also spotless. Looking the other way in the mirror would be a showing of outside the big window.  This is on the second floor, the blinds were all open but every other building visible was only one story.  The ladies' does not have windows as it in an inside room.  So I have been told.
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My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):

1. My first Reflection picture (the one with the Ceramic Pumpkins)has a cloud reflecting. Do you like to see things in the cloud formations. Do you see anything in this one of mine? I see a Map of the Florida Keys or of the Hawaiian Islands

2. What is your feeling about Public Restrooms? I generally rate them mentally.  You can check a few of these by clicking on the "Restroom Rating" 'Label' at the bottom of this posting.

Bonus Questions:
1. What is your favorite "H" word?

2. Do you ever wander by accident into the opposite sex's restrooms?  I have.  Some days I am less likely than others.  I leave really fast when I realize (and ask for Pardon if there are ladies inside).  Mrs. Jim also points out the Men's room to me if she is headed towards the Ladies'.
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The fine print:
- [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]
- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews
- The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
- I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
- Photos and Text Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
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Friday, August 16, 2019

The Letter "G" ~~ Rev 04 - Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 33rd issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... (THE SEVENTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "G" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "G"; (B) A Favorite; (C) "G" for "Green" (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflections.



(A) Starts with the Letter "G": 

Garden starts with "G".  Here are two Fairy Gardens we sort of liked on our visit to the Nursery.  

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Grapefruit also starts with "G" but they aren't GreenLimes are Green but they don't start with "G".


(B) A FavoriteMint Candy wrapped in Green.

Our walk was through a pretty Green water retention area. 

Standing by the stream at the bottom of the Green retention area.  You can see how the street ends at the beginning of the Green.  Our street also ends a couple of blocks down for the Green retention place.

(C) "G" for "Green" (Tom's choice):  Our street ends at this pretty Green Grass and Tree water retention area.


(D) ReflectionsGuess where we were?   Click on the space below for the answer. 
Answer:  In a Houston self parking garage.
It's another shoot and run photo, I wanted to study at my leisure the inside of this car.  So the window shot, I am surprised it didn't' also turn out to be a Selfie in the resulting mixed Reflections.


And if you wanted your Reflection to be Green, here we have some more Grass.  And the water is a little deeper and wider over by the elementary school.

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My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):

1.  My second Reflection picture has a cloud reflecting.  Do you like to see things in the cloud formations.  Do you see anything in this one of mine?  I see someone's, a Giant perhaps, effort showing in his/her attempts to blow smoke rings.

2.  What is your taste preference towards snacks?  At times mine are fruit, other times candy.

Bonus Questions:

1.  What is your favorite "G" word?

2.  Does your area have Flood protection retention ponds.  Or other means to control excess runoff water?
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The fine print
 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]
 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews) - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. 

 - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/for my Reflections Photo.
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Friday, August 09, 2019

The Letter "F" ~~ Rev 04 - Weekend Roundup and Reflections


The 32nd issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... (THE SIXTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "F" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "F"; (B) A Favorite; (C) "F" for "Full" (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflections.

(A) Starts with the Letter "F": 

(1) Fruit starts with the letter "F".  This is a small Fruit plate/basket that KP served me at the Children's Museum Café (see below, Favorite). 

You are seeing two strawberries, a piece of French style Cherry Pie, and a slice of Watermelon.



(2) Figs also start with the letter "F". I like Figs raw but I like them better as a Fig Preserve that I can spread onto bakery or bread items.  

In the picture you are seeing our daughter's appetizers of the 'perfect figs' from Central Market.  She slipped them and put them on a goat cheese bed atop thin slices German rye bread. The final touch was pour of Bonne Mamam Honey. Really good, I almost overdosed. 

I found out forty years ago that I DO NOT have a green thumb. I planted two Fig trees, the first the Southwestern Bell installer ran over it with his tractor digger and broke it to the ground. The second little tree died of natural or unnatural causes, we did not do an autopsy.


(B) A Favorite:  Yesterday we visited the Houston Children's Museum branch at Sugar Land, TexasKP was hosting, Mrs. Jim had a Taco but she had brought in her own Diet Coke from MacDonald's where we had a larger lunch (an Egg McMuffin sandwich for each). 

KP is our youngest grandchild.  This is her Favorite children's museum, even over the larger Houston Children's Museum in the Museum District of Houston.  Although smaller, this one is less crowded also.

(C) "F" for "Full" (Tom's choice):  I was an engineer with Ford Aerospace working at NASA Houston with other engineers for 17 years.

The engineer joke says "The difference between Cowboys and Engineers is where to find the manure on their boots. The cowboys have manure on the outside, the engineers' boots are Full of it on the inside."  

Accountants and lawyers jokes are even more stupid.


(D) Reflections:  In the picture you are seeing a Reflection of a pretty street in Bellaire,  Texas.   The business had been a barber shop and hair styling salon.   The note in the window says they will not be open for business until further notice.
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My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):

1.  Do your grandchildren (children if you are young enough to have some smaller ones or can still remember that) like going to Museums?  My two oldest granddaughters went to Europe with us when each of them was sixteen.  Both very quickly got tired of all the Museums we would visit .

2.  What is your taste preference towards Figs?  At times they are my favorite fruit.

Bonus Questions:

1.  What is your favorite "F" word? (Careful, no vulgarities here please.)
2.  Does your profession have a Favorite joke you would like to tell?
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The fine print
 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]
 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews) - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. 

 - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/for my Reflections Photo.
 - Photos and Poem Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
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Friday, August 02, 2019

The Letter "E" ~~ Rev 04 - Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 31st issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... (THE FIFTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "E" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "E"; (B) A Favorite; (C) "E" for "Evening" (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflections.


(A) Starts with the Letter "E": Eggplant starts with "E".   So does Everything

Neither KP nor I like Eggplants.  Finally when I was in ages of 50's I relented and did taste them.  She has never tasted Eggplant and does not intend to.


She thinks Eggplants are Gross and at first didn't want to be pictured with them. They are sort of pretty but that is a Fake Smile they wear.

BTW, do you remember the Chicken and Eggplant old high school joke?  Nuf said.


(B) A Favorite:  This is my Runner Up for the Evening picture.  It was taken from my BIL's room in the hospital at Jackson, TN.  It will have to do for a Favorite.



(C) "E" for "Evening" (Tom's choice):  The NYC Harbor Firework Display started in the late Evening.  We watched that rather than the National Fourth of July Celebration broadcast on PBS TV. 
If you think I took the above picture at Night please compare my above picture to this one I took later when Night had set in.
 


 
(D) Reflections:   I found this Errorred (??) painting in a Funeral Home that we visited this week and just had to take a picture.  Evidently it was painted by a worker who knew nothing about Reflections.

You will note that the boat house/barn reflection is a reproduction straight down.  Even the roof's top is reflected.  I doubt that even an elaborate mirror arrangement could not get such a mixed up reflection. 

Had it not been for this mistake it would have made an a peaceful painting to have in a funeral home.
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My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):.

1.  What a mistake have you made in your writing (or painting also) and just let it go hoping that no one will catch the problem?

2.  Have you ever tasted eggplant?   How about eggplant, how well do you like it?  is there anything else you would like to tell with your eggplant experience and knowledge?

Bonus Question: What is your favorite "E" word?
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The fine print
 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]
 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews) - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
 - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/for my Reflections Photo.
 - Photos and Poem Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
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Friday, July 26, 2019

The Letter "D" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 30th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... (THE FOURTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "D" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "D"; (B) A Favorite; (C) "D" for Dark (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflection(s). 

 
(A) Starts with the Letter "D": "Dried Fruit" starts with "D". Here is KP one more time doing the YMCA song letter for "D".  We were at The Sprouts Grocery Store and they have about the best Bulk Dried Fruit, and also their Candied Fruit is super.  I like Dark Chocolate Covered Dried Cranberries best.

I have hopes for her to lend us her hands for more. If you'd like you could give her a hand of encouragement, perhaps she will.

AND I'd appreciate if you would suggest an "E" fruit besides the "Eggplants" that came to my mind, but which KP thinks are GROSS..

The kids are animating to help learn their memory verse
Pictured here three of our six adults and the two high school student helpers

 
 Four tables set for twelve . . . . Ms. Nan, Leader of our crew -- Our Island
The yellow Paper chain is a Prayer Chain.  Only a part shows here.

 

A few of the kids had to leave early so their picture and porthole have gone
home with them.  The small boat pulls us workers, seven adults and two
high school students (boys).  Amongst other duties, I was class photographer.
Again this year, Captain Longbeard was leader for the school.

(B) A Favorite:  Probably the bottom boat picture is MY Favorite, but these are all Favorites for this week.  They were taken at our church in our VBS (Vacation Bible School) Classroom where we had 49 third grade students.  We had eight (8) third grade classes, most had a similar or larger number of kids.


(C) "D" for Dark (Tom's choice): Here at right is the picture of THE INTERNATIONAL DATELINE that I took from the flight attendants' window on our way home from Sydney, Australia.  It was at night, Dark, and my camera did not pick up a good photo. (Read more here...) (Oh yes, the attendants had the exact time that we would be crossing so finding it was now problem, right below.  Dah.)


(D) Reflection(s):  This is in the Foyer/Atrium of our church, Second Baptist Church Houston, 1463 Campus (# 6 of Seven).

What you see are the Reflections of Globe Lights and a lot of Balloons hung for VBS (Vacation Bible School)
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Now for my  Friday Two Questions.
When I was doing this post for Teresa I would have this section.  It is new here for Tom.  I will see if it is liked, let me know.  And please PARTICIPATE.  Thank you a lot, I like to be humored.

My last post last week was about my Toy Cars.  I should have started there by asking about your Toys.  If you'd like to tell so, you can do that here even if I didn't ask. 

Crossing the International Date Line during our flight was going to be a big thing for me but I can say it was like the song, "Is that all there is to love," sung by .   

I was able to take a picture out the cabin attendants' window of that line.  Unfortunately it was dark outside so the picture leaves a lot to the imagination. I will enjoy reading about your kind feelings towards these words.  

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My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):.

1. Did you attend VBS when you were small?
I did not.  I think we did not go to church or Sunday School until I was finished with 5th grade.
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2. What favorite fruit or vegetable would you like for me to photograph, with price showing I hope?  You can tell me anytime, I will line them up.
Unless I change, My favorite will be Rhubarb. Best in pie, sauce, or jams.

Bonus Question: What is your favorite "D" word?
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The fine print
 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]
 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews) - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
 - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/for my Reflections Photo.
 - Photos and Poem Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
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Friday, July 19, 2019

The Letter "C" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 29th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...(THE THIRD LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "C" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "C"; (B) A Favorite; (C) "C" for Calm (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflection(s). 


(A) Starts with the Letter "C":  Cantaloupes starts with the Letter "C".  Our third picture of KP doing the Letter "C" in the song, "YMCA", Body Format.  We were in Sprouts of Katy, Texas (our Houston Suburb).  KP is our youngest granddaughter

She had her 10th Birthday Wednesday, tonight she is finishing up her celebration with a sleep-in party with a few other of her friend girls.


1937 Ford Deluxe Cabriolet.  Another of my Toy Cars.  My dad bought me a low mileage 1937 Ford Tudor car owned by a LOL (Little Old Lady) to drive to my last two years of High School.  But he traded it in for a 1949 Ford Pickup before school started because he thought it would be safer having hydraulic brakes.

This newspaper article called their 1936 a Cabriolet, actually it was a Coupe Convertible.  I have about 35 of these Cast  Iron Toy Cars and Tractors.  Most all are 1:16 scale.  The doors open, hoods and deck lids open, and the steering wheel steers the front tires on must.
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(B) A FavoriteWe were having a Corn Dog Friday Lunch.  Guess which of us, Mrs. Jim, KP, or Me, had two Corn Dogs?  Who had two cups of milk.  Did any of us adults have two cups of Diet Coke?
Answers: (highlight the space below to read the answers) 
 .KP, KP, NONE

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Calming, A Highway Sign that
I Found on the Roads of Ireland©Jimmiehov 2007
http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2008/03/calming-place.html 
(C) "C" for Calm (Tom's choice): We need signs like that for our Freeways. 
http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2016/03/fridays-hunt-v113-m-is-for.html
Regents Park, London, U.K., ©Jimmiehov 2016
(D) Reflection(s):  Count the birds here at Regent's Park to do a little Calming.  They seem to be Contented & Calm.

(E) As promised HERE last week, my life time "Car List":

Here are the cars in my life--listed in order of purchase: [should I blog on this as part of my memoirs?]
My TOY 1950 Studebaker Starlight Coup was posted here last week.

  1. 1950 Studebaker Starlight Coup (formerly owned by my High School Principal). 
  2. 1952 Ford Tudor, I hopped it up very heavily before I sold it.  It would outrun and 55 and 56 Chevys.
  3. 1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible (new)
  4. 1941 Chevy Two-door
  5. 1950 (Jimmy Dean) Mercury Two-door Coupe (ditched the '41 and '56 when I went into the Army)
  6. 1951 Ford Tudor--a present from Dad while I was still in the Army, it was the folk's family car and had rolled over 100,000 miles.
  7. 1960 Rambler Two-door Custom station wagon
  8. 1950 Ford Tudor
  9. 1962 VW Bug--a work car
  10. 1956 Ford Customline Fordor-hardtop
  11. 1968 Ford station wagon (new)
  12. 1969 Ford Thunderbird***
  13. 1971 Honda CB450 motorcycle
  14. 1972 Ford Pinto***
  15. 1976 Ford Granada Tudor Coupe***
  16. 1976 Ford Granada Fordor
  17. 1972 Datsun pickup
  18. 1976 Chrysler Cordoba (picture link)
  19. 1977 Plymouth Volare station wagon
  20. 1982 Olds Cutlass Supreme two-door
  21. 1975 Datsun pickup
  22. 1986 Olds 88 four-door
  23. 1988 Olds 88 four-door
  24. 1987 Chevy S-10 pickup
  25. 1992 Cadillac DeVille
  26. 1974 Mustang II Ghia (Mom's car after she died) (still owned)
  27. 1999 Cadillac DeVille
  28. 1999 Easy-Go Golf Car (new)
  29. 1998 Mustang GT Convertible (still owned)
  30. 1950 Ford Tudor (sold August, 2015)
  31. 2006 Cadillac DTS
  32. 2011 Cadillac DTS (still owned)
These are about in the order they were purchased. Most were pretty good cars, I just always get used cars, buying them mostly from individuals, LOLs (little old ladies) preferred


The fine print
 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]
 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews) - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
 - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/for my Reflections Photo.

- Photos and Poem Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
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