Thursday, May 02, 2013

— My Alphabe-Thursday (2nd), the letter "X" / Thursday Two Questions —


My "X" word for this week is Xu. What is that you ask. So I looked it up in the Scrabble Dictionary and this is what I found:
"No Definition of 'Xu' Found - It's still good as a Scrabble word though."
So it seems that if my "X" word, Xu, is not defined but is a word, then it is up to me as to what to post. I am posting several screen captures of items that I have found and then some comment to go with that. Don't be alarmed, I am only posting a few of the many possibilities.

Beck's Prime sent me this coupon so that Mrs. Jim and and I could honor the occasion. We have a Beck's Prime here in The Woodlands, Texas, so it won't be a major drive for us. The Woodlands also has two multi-screen movie theatres so likely we can see a movie for our outing. Or we could go shopping??

You can click on any picture to see it larger. If your browser supports it, you can click again and most will get larger still.  Click here and you might start getting coupons from Beck's Prime that you could use in Texas.

If I ever own a Model T Ford then I would like it to be one of these.  My friend who has two in his car collection asked me what part of it was from a Model T. Still, I like it. (MSN's "Hidden treasure: 12 automotive gems in LA" link) (be sure to click on the picture so you can read the text)

Above is an unknown artist's rendition of the beach at Etretat, France that I found in the Internet.  At right is a picture I took in April, 2009 during our visit there. 

Mrs. Jim, son Tim, and I climbed the cliff up to the church.  Since then I've had another heart stent but then that climb almost did me in.  I did not walk any further past the church with the better walkers, Mrs. Jim and Tim.
Our Spring 2009 Europe Holiday -- Etretat, France (link)

The goofy looking guy at the left is an unknown artist's rendition of Jonah sitting in the belly of the big fish.


Our Sunday school lesson was over the book of Jonah which tells of the episode of the unwilling prophet, Jonah, in his dealing with his mission trip to Nineveh.  Jonah did not want to go there as he detested the people of Nineveh and had decided they did not need to know about God's love for them.

You probably remember this Bible story.  Anyway, when Jonah went the other way God caused a shipwreck and while struggling to keep afloat God sent a big fish to swallow Jonah.  Jonah learned his lesson for a bit and did go to Nineveh and deliver God's message to the Ninevehites.  But he resented doing that afterwards. (my earlier Jonah blog link)

I ran across this picture of Elin Nordegren's new toy.  It is the larger of the two yachts and it belongs to her new boy friend, Chris Cline.

This yacht belonging to Cline is nine feet longer than the one behind it.  The shorter yacht belongs to Elin's ex-husband, Tiger Woods.

A yacht is not on my bucket list.  I did have a John boat once but gave it away.  All I had to do was to set it and the little outboard motor out at the curb and they were gone the next morning.

It may have come in a circulating e-mail.

This summer we should visit relatives.  We have them in Nebraska, Iowa, Louisiana, Tennessee, and London (U.K.).  I subscribe, free, to several tourist information Web sites concerning some of these locations.  Nebraska was showing this picture on the Road Trip recent page of the "Visit Nebraska" Web site (link).  "Visit Britain" also has a nice tourism blog (link).

Or we could just stay home and play golf in our back yard.
Above, right, is hole # 18.  Up the hill is our pro shop and clubhouse.
At left is the view of the putting green and hole # 9 from the snack bar.

While I was getting the Visit Nebraska page to get the link URL this was in my inBox.  Ima Gartner of the Food Network had sent me an invitation to visit her blog and learn how to cook rhubarb deserts (link).  I love rhubarb, that is a reason to visit the Midwest in Spring.  We cannot grow rhubarb down here in the Gulf Coast area.
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==> You can see other "X" letter posts by visiting Jenny's blog post, Alphabe- Thursday. My letter "X" portion of this post will be critiqued by Head Mistress Jenny. I always hope for a good grade from her.
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Now for my Thursday Two Questions.

My post last week was about the "W" word Willie Nelson. It was a post having several of his songs on YouTube presentations.
My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):.

1. What is your liking of using coupons with bargains in eating?
2. How do you feel about Jonah?
Bonus Question(s):

1. What is your favorite "X" word? 
2. What are your travel plans for the year?
==> My Questions here are for Amanda at her Thursday Two Questions blog, Self Sagacity. Please visit her there for her questions and links to other partakers of her fun blogging idea.

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love the impressionist's painting and your photograph. I love the website quite fascinating.
1. We don't go out often, but I wouldn't mind having a gift certificate or a coupon at a favorite place to dine.

2. I don't have an opinion about Jonah one way or another. Not a scholar of the Bible so I've not a clue.

3. My favorite 'X' word? Xmas!

Have a terrific day. ☺
What an interesting X post. This letter is quite challenging though. I did not know it was national burger month. I am discovering all kinds of interesting things out about May today. If you pass through Iowa, I might be able to give you some interesting tourist ideas. :-)
Hi, my first time here. Sorry for not replying to your first major questions, as that is not common in this country yet. I will reply to the 2nd of your bonus question, haha. I would like to visit more waterfalls in the country, as there are still a lot i haven't been to! Thanks.
My favourite X word will have to be X-tra.. as in more ice-cream for me :)

COol selection of pictures you put together this week.

Dominique @Dominique's Desk
Thanks for visiting! Yes, I visited Las Vegas as a student yearssssss ago! Very e*X*citing it was too!

I'm visiting Italy and France (inc Corsica)next month. Cant wait!

Xanadu ~ think that is the spelling ~ Going to cruise Norway coast and then to London ~(Answers to questions)

Great post ~ lots of info ~ enjoy and thanks for the comments ^_^
Hi I am new to your blog, I seen you on Magnolia Surprise's blog and I am new to her blog also

anyway Xu is the last name of some professors here on the college campus where I am employed

I would love to travel to France as in your picture and to travel about on a yacht would be heavenly

just wanted to say HI

I am always all over a bargain of any kind!

This year my friend and I are taking all of our kids and grandkids to Yellowstone for a few days!

I can't wait...
Just thought I would stop by and say hi. We do not have any big travel plans this year, of course our normal jaunts to Arkansas every 6 to 8 weeks, and I think we are going to try and spend a week in Nebraska. Stan's sisters and brother still live there. And he has not seen them in a few years. Hopefully we will get to Texas too, to see one of his friends. Take care you and the Mrs. have a wonderful weekend!
until next time...nel
If Scrabble accepts it - it is a word. Just try putting down a word that isn't 'legal' - tiles will fly!

And, tell your friend that you fave car there has the essence of a T in it!!! It is the Ford Model T - Xu Edition!!!

I love XI and XU for Words with real life, I guess...xylophone???
Jim I have another party for is at She has a random 5 party each friday. Your posts are just perfect for parties like that / alot of fun. Go over and join up! She's just had it going for about 4 weeks or so now

As to Jonah he tasted bad so the whale spit him out :)
I did not know that May was National burger month. I learned something new again today. Hey Jim, if you use xu as a word in scrabble, isn't that ;) Must be a guy thing.
I learned that xu is a word from playing scrabble online. There are some two letter words that I never thought is a real word in the english dictionary. I like using coupons if it isn't too painful. I will never forget the coupon I bought at Groupon for a dinner. Well, it was supposed to be half off 50 buck, but it ended up costing me $250! So for a very expensive restaurant, giving you half off doesn't even make a dent...
An aluminum coin and monetary unit of Vietnam, the 100th part of a dong, pronounced soo, from the French, sou Source: Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary. I'm so old-fashioned I still have dictionaries that are books. Great X-word.
Thanks for stopping over Jim! I did do an "X" this week. #30 :)
I LOVE using coupons - the only way to eat. Love burgers. And Jonah - he learned some very valuable things - God is always there. sandie
I don't mind using coupons for eating. We all have to treat ourselves the best we can. Sometimes that includes using coupons. And if the companies didn't want us using coupons, they wouldn't give them out.

Ahh Jonah. I think he was a good example of how we are in our hearts at one time or another but shows that God still cares and will bless and keep us.

Aloha :)
as you always do, it's an eXUllent post, Jim. I never ever tried using coupons at all. Can you believe it? Yeps! Maybe because it's not very common in Asia.

Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs x
We love coupons for bargain eating and grocery shopping too, Dr Jim :)
I found XU here :)
Xu are pretty clever Jim!

I liked your post!

I love coupons. Period. They are a pain to use sometimes, but several years ago I vowed to never pay full price for anything. I always ask for a discount. Sadly, now I'm getting older most of the time there's a SENIOR discount easily available.


I've not given much thought to Jonah, but I will think on what you shared here.

Thanks for linking!

As always, Xu are quite Xcellent!


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