Monday, September 01, 2014

Spare the pears on Labor Day -- I love to play with the words

 even when I'm not good at it.
 
HAPPY LABOR DAY ! ! !
 
Do you know any of these songs, Odes to Labor Day?
(Link: http://music.msn.com/songs-for-labor-day/photo-gallery/feature/?photoidx=1 )
 
My favorite is "A Hard Day's Night" by the Beatles**
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlDdcCzKjsc
  

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More Labor Day Facts, a bunch of trivia, you can amaze your friends.
http://living.msn.com/life-inspired/labor-day-fun-facts
 
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Succinctly Yours
 
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The Pears pair was spared, having a tare. Never, never, did House Lady pare a pear on Labor Days. Grandpa did peel his pears, watch for him.
 
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- Rules: Use the photo as inspiration for a story. Maximum of 140 characters OR 140 words
 
 
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A Hard Day's Night lyrics:
 
"A Hard Day's Night"
( http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/beatles/aharddaysnight.html )

It's been a hard day's night, and I'd been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright

You know I work all day to get you money to buy you things
And it's worth it just to hear you say you're going to give me everything
So why on earth should I moan, cos when I get you alone
You know I feel OK

When I'm home everything seems to be right
When I'm home feeling you holding me tight, tight, yeah

It's been a hard day's night, and I'd been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright owww

So why on earth should I moan, cos when I get you alone
You know I feel OK

When I'm home everything seems to be right
When I'm home feeling you holding me tight, tight, yeah

It's been a hard day's night, and I'd been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright
You know I feel alright
You know I feel alright

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Six Word Saturday (he's eating again)

Picture courtesy of  S T A T E . F A I R, http://corndogs.com/
 
my Six Words:
My first corn dog, in Monterey
 

 
I was 31, it was a sunny Sunday afternoon on a pier in Monterey, California. I was in Palo Alto attending a month long Lockheed school on a new piece of electronics, a telemetry PCM digital ground station, for NASA. Corn dog was not in my vocabulary until that day. They are one of my favorites now.
 
Do you like corn dogs?  Here is the link for the 55 cent off coupon:  http://banner.couponfactory.com/banner/6b899be363ffe0f0eadf00cf01ce227951385d8d/
 
My choice is the Classic dogs, in the 16 count package like these.  I get them when Kroger has them on sale, perhaps $1.50 off, more or less.
 
 
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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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Eight Pictures — My Alphabe-Thursday (4th), the letter "O"

"O" is for 'Old things' and for 'Omelets', both items I like.
(Oh, yes, today is National Bow Tie Day, wear yours please)
(you can click on any picture for a screen sized view) 

Here for the old things
 First, Old cars


 
This 1929 Model A Ford belongs (he may have traded it off by now) to my friend, John.
 
Next will be Old buildings

 
Old General Store at Washington, Texas
(near where our Texas Constitution was formed back in 1836 when we became a country)

 
A cute little Old house in Key West Florida
(we visited there this spring in April, caught it on our walk to down town)

 
A nice Old hotel in Wales
(we visited northern Wales this May for a few days, train from London to Shrewsbury, U.K, rented a car, stayed at B&B's in and around Barmouth, Wales, U.K.  Visited with friends at Northampton after turning car back.)


 
Nice Old Southwark Cathedral in London U.K.
(One fourth of my heritage is with U.K. families, the Fletchers and the Crams.  I think the Fletcher on this plaque is the Poet, John Fletcher [1579-1625][Link].  The Fetchers settled in Massachusetts--cousin, Moses Fletcher, came on the Mayflower--then moved to New Hampshire, and finally settled in Maine.  My Fletcher and Cram moved to Nebraska, married, and founded the town, Fletcher, Nebraska (town since dissolved, post office closed).


 
Nice Old red corrugated steel sided shed I found here.  
It is on the way from Conroe to our town, Montgomery (Texas suburbs of Houston)
I am sure there is an old car or two stored here.  Think so?
 
Oh yes, the Omelet?  I have pictures, I really like those.  I made Omelets for Mrs. Jim and me for lunch yesterday.  Sorry, I didn't take a picture this time.  It wasn't so very pretty.  But it sure did taste good.  It was an egg, onion, corned beef, and cheddar cheese Omelet.
 
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Today I am linked again (this is the first one of the fourth series for me) with Teacher Jenny at her Alphabet Thursday Letter O (Link)  (My Older series post links, 1st, 2nd, 3rd)
 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Succintly Yours


Yeagar* braked, water thrusters ON. Only a dribble of water came out. An isolated crash for sure!
 
Then, thank Goodness, hands from his Angel!
 
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140 words counted and spell checked by MicroSoft Word.

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- Rules: Use the photo as inspiration for a story. Maximum of 140 characters OR 140 words



* Fictional person, no relation to Chuck Yeager, famed test pilot.  Also, in the 1980s, he was prominently featured in Tom Wolfe's book The Right Stuff and in its 1983 film adaptation, in which he has a cameo role as bartender Fred." (link)
- Until it burned, the bar, called "The Outpost Tavern," was a prominent hangout for the astronauts and flight controllers.  My retirement group, Philco (Ford) Tech Rep, met there for a luncheon once a month (picture and my blog article link)  .
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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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- GMa's
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- Rules: Use the photo as inspiration for a story. Maximum of 140 characters OR 140 words

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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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