Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Frisky and Hairy -- Succinctly-Yours


Frisky looked wistfully in the window.  Today she wanted inside out of the rain.  
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After Fresh Hairy had come into their lives she became an outside cat. 
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"Banished", she'd say.  Not that she was jealous of Hairy, even though she was, just for today she wanted to be back inside in the dry. 
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Misses had decreed.  There would only be one inside cat in her household.  And Hairy, a young kitten, needed protection. 
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Protection from the other Toms roaming around.  At least until he was 'fixed' after which they would shun him like she wished they'd do for her. 
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"You know," she got to thinking, "I wonder if one of those Tom cats would do a murder for hire?" 
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"I've lured Hairy outside before, I am sure I could do it again. I'll call John Cat now, he has connections."

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Got this e-Mail

FW: You Thought You Knew Everything!!
Saturday, August 9, 2014 8:26 AM
From: "John ..."
To: Jim H
(My friend, John, sent me this.  He sends out a lot of stuff.  Quite a bit airplanes or golf--he is good in both of these, also old Fords.)
 
Think You Know Everything ???

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
 
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

 
A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

 
A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

 
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

 
A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

 
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

 
A snail can sleep for three years.

 
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

 
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

 
Almonds are a member of the peach family.

 
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

 
Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

 
Butterflies taste with their feet.

 
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.

 
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "MT".

 
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

 
In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

 
If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

 
If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.

 
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

 
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

 
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

 
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

 
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

 
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

 
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

 
"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right.

 
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

 
The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

 
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

 
The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.

 
The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

 
The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

 
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

 
There are more chickens than people in the world.

 
There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous

 
There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious."

 
There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.

 
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

 
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

 
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

 
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

 
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.

 
You still don't know everything, but you've caught up a bit! 

I'm going to amaze my grand-daughter with these bits, one or two at a time as I memorize them. 

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Succinctly Yours


Rex liked the pool.

Zoning ordinances were bad here, "NO DOGS AND NO CHILDREN UNDER ONE."
 
When the Zone Inspector comes Rex hides in the pool.

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Monday, August 04, 2014

Succinctly Yours

A fable of five little, ten little piggies.

One is bent, two are crooked, one has a ring.
 
They all like the Isle of Capri, not Cabo San Lucas.

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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Six Word Saturday -- Prices and saving ¢¢¢

my Six Words:
Less bang for the buck again
(dang!)


"Food prices (are) rising, food manufacturers are making sure consumers stomach the extra  costs.

Almost all perishable foods - dairy, meats, fruits and vegetables - have seen price increases because of the drought out West, continued high oil and gas prices and diseases affecting crops or livestock.

The
Bureau of Labor Statistics says the price of a pound of ground beef increased 16.5 percent to $3.85 in May compared with a year earlier. In the same period, a pound of Navel oranges increased 28.1 percent to $1.34, while a pound of American cheese increased 11.1 percent to $4.51."

More here:  MSN Money's "Sneaky ways food companies make you eat price increases" (
http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/sneaky-ways-food-companies-make-you-eat-price-increases)




another Six Words: 

How we cope on fixed income
(retired!)


1.  Eat "store brands."  Kroger has changed their packaging.  We eat both their graham crackers and their soda crackers.  We also get a 10% Senior Discount on their store brands.


2.  Be innovative.  We like grapes with peanut butter on them.  Chocolate is fine too.  Or on graham crackers.

3.  Shop sale items.  My last Kroger visit "saved" $8.86.

4.  Use Kroger gas for the cars.  This month we have 515 "Fuel Points" which will give us 50¢ per gallon discount.  When not using them we still get a 3¢ discount minimum on each purchase while saving up our points.  Side point: 515 "Fuel Points" means we have spent $515 or more for groceries, medicines, and most supplies, excluding 'fuel', at Kroger stores this month.


Six Words Saturday fine print:  Describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words for Six Word Saturday. Click the box at right to visit Cate's blog with Mr. Linky showing all the other blogs participating this week. Cate is the boss at Six Word Saturday. She would like for you to participate.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Succinctly Yours


Mama, wobble here, the
goats are out on the road! 

M Rn't goats, deM R sheep 

OS deM R, C der horns
 
L, I'll B, deM R goats.
Soon L B road kill

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