Friday, January 13, 2017

~~ Friday’s Hunt v.3.02 -- "B" is for ...

For the week of January 13th: (1) Starts with B; (2) Week's Favorite; and (3) Creature

1. Starts with B:  
 - (a) "B" is for Breakfast. This was most day's breakfast on our recent 31-day cruise from L.A, California, down around South America, and back up to Rio de Janiero, Brazil.  Most days we ate from the cafeteria as it stayed open later in the day.  (After Ten.)
No, I did not gain weight.  I didn't lose any either.

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 - Left plate:  Bacon, Canadian bacon, corned beef hash, a piece of fish, two slices of stollen under the Canadian bacon, prunes, pears, appricots, a small pancake, cantaloupe, syrup and catsup;
 - Smaller plate on right: two-egg omlet (ham, white and yellow cheese, and spinach) and English sausage.  Plus coffee and apple juice not shown.
 
 - (b) "B" is Before:  This is one of my grandmother's dining room chairs, one of a set of six.  This one will be re-caned and refurbished.  If it suits us, the other five will follow.  I will show an after picture when David finishes.

2. Week's Favorite:
 Another classic car calendar from my 2017 "Jim's Best Hardware Store" classic truck calendar.
It is a 1929 Graham Stakebed Truck.  I like red trucks, this one is an eye catcher.
You can click on the picture to make it larger, click again for a very large size view.

3. Creature: Our Pool Swan has bitten the dust.


During our last cool and windy spell it blew out and landed in a rose bush.

It belongs to our daughter and she said to get rid of it.  But I like it swimming around when I glance out a back window.  So I will patch it with a bicycle tire patch, a red one if I can find ones that color.

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The Fine Print:
 - Teresa of Eden Hills, (click) is running this meme, Friday's Hunt.  Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Friday Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm." 
. http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=690402
 
A few South American Critters:




For more of our South American cruise click here.  I will continue posting until things run dry.  Falkland Island farmer's Penguin Reserve pictures above.

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Friday, January 06, 2017

~~ Friday’s Hunt v.3.01 -- "A" is for ...

Friday's Hunt for the week of January 6th: 1. Starts with A; 2. Week's Favorite; and 3. Beginning
 
2. Week's Favorite:  We had a "friendly stranger" take our picture but I didn't find it very quickly and I'm running late tonight so I put this cute one of Mrs. Jim instead. 
 
She is standing in a field reserved for Penguins.  We were on the Johnson Farm at Volunteer Point in the Falklands.  We were advised before we left to get some foot protectors for keeping our shoes clean from the Penguin manure, as their habitat is very messy, messier than a chicken house.
 
The Falklands visit was a part of the second half of our South American Cruise.  We left Los Angeles on December 4th and left Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 4th, getting back to Houston on the morning of January 5th. 
 
The cities we visited on the second half were Santiago, Chile; Punta Arenas, Chile (Google); Ushuaia, Argentina (Google)-nicknamed "the end of the World."; The Falkland Islands (Google); Montevideo, Uruguay (Google), Buenos Aires (Google); and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Google).
 
The boggy ride I told of last week was of our ride out to Volunteer Point to see the Penguins.  I'll more about the Penguins later ("P's" perhaps?) and maybe show more ride pictures.


 [Click on pictures for larger viewing, they should get really large if you click again.]
Note:  The King Penguins' little ones are Brown during their first year.  Like most humans are born with blue eyes but change them to blue or green the first week or so.

 
1. Starts with "A":  Amethyst gemstone (Googled: https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGHP_enUS574US574&q=amathist#q=amethyst)

The Amethyst here is the pink quartz rocks.  We found these at a table vender in a park, located in Montevideo, Uruguay.  Pink Amethyst is the national gemstone of Uruguay.  Amethyst is also the state gemstone of South Carolina.  The hollow stone is also quartz Amethyst stone.  I think the vender said that all were Amethyist but I'm not sure.  I am sure that I didn't buy any although I believe they weren't very expensive.  Or of very high quality.



3. Beginning: This afternoon I stopped at my friendly NAPA auto parts store in Montgomery, Texas, and picked up my 2017 NAPA Classic Car Calendar.  The car for January is a 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible.  You may remember these, I do.  I have a collection of the NAPA calendars dating back to the second one in the 1970's.



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The Fine Print:
 - Teresa of Eden Hills, (click) is running this meme, Friday's Hunt.  Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Friday Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm.
. http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=688948

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Friday, December 30, 2016

~~ Friday’s Hunt v.2.27 -- "B" is for ...

Friday's Hunt for December 30, 2016:
(1) The letter "B" (my choice of letters)
(2) Picture of the week
(3) Celebrate
 
(2) Picture of the week:  This picture is of me after completion of our mission through the bogs.  Our vehicle is a 2000 Range Rover with 57K miles.  It got sort of muddy plowing through the pasture bogs going to and from to our destination.  Except that we did pour a bottle of water on the windshield to wash off the mud.  

(1) The letter "B" (my choice of letters):  Since this is last week and there are 53 Fridays in the year 2016, Teresa is asking us to use the letter of our choice  I chose "B".

 
(a) "B" is for "Bogged".  Being "Properly Bogged" is getting "stuck" (American term) in the mud.  When one is Properly Bogged the vehicle is stuck so badly that it has to be towed out. 
 
We had several instances of being properly bogged Wednesday.  Above is a picture of this unfortunate person getting stuck while driving in the pasture consisting of many bogs.  He/she is being pulled out by our tour leader.
 
Here, above at the left, is another picture showing the 'fun' driving conditions.

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(b) "B" is also for "Bird".  Margaret, if you (or another person who cares to tell of it, or guess, are reading and posting comments this week, you might tell us the name of this pretty bird that we found.  Note the grazing sheep in the left side of the picture.
 
 
(3) Celebrate:  This is Amy, our wonderful driver, smiling upon return to the farmstead after NOT getting "Properly Bogged."

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The Fine Print:
 - Teresa of Eden Hills, (click) is running this meme, Friday's Hunt.  Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Friday Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm.
. http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=687239
I may not be able to post here every week and doubt I will be returning comments for some time. After being locked in someone's trunk and being hindered in some other ways, I may be released by now, perhaps FREE!!!  I would, however, love for you to read my blogs and leave your nice comments.
 

 

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Friday, December 23, 2016

~~ Friday’s Hunt v.2.26 -- "Z" is for ...

Friday's Hunt for the week of December 23rd:  (A) Starts with "Z"; (B) Week's Favorite; and   (C) Holiday.


 (B) Week's Favorite:  We love ice cream and generally have it once a day, most often just before bedtime.

 

When we are away, the vendors generally have an ample supply of our favorite for that, a Magnum Bar.  This fellow did.

(A)  "Z" is for  ___'s":  "Z" is for "Z's".  Lucky me, during my latest 'walk' I found these two dogs, catching their "Z's"
 

 
(C) Holiday:  One of my favorite Holidays is Thanksgiving, mainly for the Annual Houston Thanksgiving Parade.  It generally lasts an hour plus, starting with high school and college bands, horses, cars, fire trucks, and lots of clowns.

There is always a name person for the official parade marshal and the last float with have either the marshal or Santa Claus.  And it is all the more fun when we can take our Kids and/or Grandkids.  I don't believe we've ever gone without doing this.

But, ... Here are a few pictures from our latest 'Holiday'. 


 
Mrs. Jim loves to shop.  Click on any picture for larger size viewing.


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The Fine Print:
 - Teresa of Eden Hills, (click) is running this meme, Friday's Hunt.  Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Friday Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm.
. http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=684969
I may not be able to post here every week and doubt I will be returning comments for some time. After being locked in someone's trunk and being hindered in some other ways, I may be released by now, perhaps FREE!!!  I would, however, love for you to read my blogs and leave your nice comments.
 
 

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Friday, December 16, 2016

~~ Friday’s Hunt v.2.25 -- "Y" is for ...

Friday's Hunt for the week of December 16th:  (1) Starts with "Y"; (2) Week's Favorite; and   (3) Festive.

(A) "Y" is for Yellow:
Yellow Busses (and Cars)

and Yellow Mustard


(B) Week's Favorite:
This was taken of the waiting line at ToysRUs as we stood in for Black Friday opening at 6 PM Thanksgiving Evening. The line here is along the side of our Building, it started at the front doors in the middle around the corner, and would extend filling in along to our rear along the back of the building. We did buy some presents.



Note that before this we attended Black Friday at our local Penny's store. But we didn't get in as he lines were to long, these people were waiting for people to leave so that more would be allowed in.

This was all after we had Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Luby's Cafeteria. I had Chicken Fried Chicken and Mrs. Jim had their Turkey Dinner.

(C) Festive: [click on pictures for larger size viewing]

 

 
  

Christmas decorations are well under way around. Ours started the day after Halloween.

(D) Bonus -- "Sign Says":
 Sign says, ...  Click on the picture to enlarge if you need to see more clearly why this sign was necessary.  Or is there some other problem?  Duno.

 
[Adios]
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The Fine Print:
 - Teresa of 
Eden Hills, (click) is running this meme, Friday's Hunt.  Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Friday Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm.

. http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=684969










I may not be able to post here every week and doubt I will be returning comments for some time. It could be I am locked in someones trunk or be hindered in some other way.  I would, however, love for you to read my blogs and leave your nice comments. 





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Friday, December 09, 2016

~~ Friday’s Hunt v.2.24 -- "X" is for ...

Friday's Hunt for the week of December 9th:  (1) Starts with "X"; (2) Week's Favorite; and (3) Lights

1) Starts with "X": 
 XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Do you think the guy on the left doesn't stand a chance with his hugs?






















(2) Week's Favorite:  Features of the train sets at our church (Second Baptist Houston 1463 Campus)







(3) Lights:  (Not ours, one I found)

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The Fine Print:
 - Teresa of 
Eden Hills, (click) is running this meme, Friday's Hunt.  Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Friday Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm.http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=681767

You have plenty of time to enter as you can get the letter and the other two requested topics as early as Monday, posted in her sidebar at its top.

I may not be able to post here every week and doubt I will be returning comments for some time. I would, however, love for you to read my blogs and leave your nice comments. 

Friday, December 02, 2016

~~ Friday’s Hunt v.2.23 -- "W" is for ... (also a little Quiz)

Friday's Hunt for the week of December 2nd: (1) Starts with "W"; (2) Week's Favorite; and (3) Machine


(1a) Starts with "W": "Where?"  Also known as (AKA) "Where am I?"
 - That question is my Quiz.  See "ANSWER" below to find out.
ANSWER to Quiz: Highlight the blank area below:

    I am (was) in St. Remy, France.  Van Gogh lived there almost a year, in a sanatorium where he admitted himself after he cut his ear off. We spent a week there in town, St. Remy
For a peek at Van Gogh's picture of the same garden, go here:
http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2007/03/this-is-day-lord-has-made-let-us.html

(1b) Starts with "W": "W" is for Win



1970 Hemi Cuda vs 1969 L88 Corvette  -- I'd love for the Cuda to win but I'll put my money (a saying, I don't gamble) on the Corvette. 
Your prediction? 

. I have had three Chrysler products, ranking them in like and dependability:
 (1st) 1976 Plymouth Volare station wagon (picture link) Had Mrs. Jim voted, it would not be # 1 on my list.  It was susceptible to rusting and had a rust hole in the floor board, nicely covered with a floor mat.  But she was afraid of falling through.
 - When it had over 150K miles we took it from Houston to the East Coast up to New Hampshire, across over to Niagara, Canada, on through and down to Detroit, then, stopping at Nebraska, on back to Texas. 
 - At 176K miles it developed a bad, fast transmission leak.  I sold it for $600, then the buyer stopped it with stop leak.  It may still be running.
 (2nd) 1984 Dodge 600 Convertible (picture link) (A fun car, mine wasn't a turbo, it had a regular Mitsubishi 2.4 four cylinder engine); and
 (3rd) 1980 Chrysler Cordoba (
picture link).  It got us where we needed to go.


 (2) Week's Favorite:

Got five 2017 calendars Tuesday.  I wanted my 2017 N A P A Classic Car calendar but they weren't in yet.  We were in Magnolia, Montgomery, Conroe, and The Woodlands as I usually get them at either Montgomery or Conroe.  The local hardware had these.

I may not make it back up before mid-January and often they are out by then.  I have all issues except the very first one, early 1960's edition. (link to some here on my blog
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(3) Machine -- my '70 Cuda and 69 Corvette cars and the 1946 Chevy pickup will be my machines.

Sorry it's mostly cars.  I hope you like Van Gogh.  I do.

Next time it might be better.  Some Birds?

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The Fine Print:
 - Teresa of 
Eden Hills, (click) is running this meme, Friday's Hunt.  Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Friday Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm.http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=681767

You have plenty of time to enter as you can get the letter and the other two requested topics as early as Monday, posted in her sidebar at its top.

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