Friday, July 13, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 02-18(b) (for letter "B")

[Mrs. Jim taking a break outside a business in Bergen, Norway]

The 28th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "B"; (2) A Favorite; and (3) Building 

 (1) Starts with "B":  Bergen, Norway, starts with "B".  We visited there in August, 2015, while cruising the West Coast of Norway on the Holland America ship, the ms Ryndam.  We left from Harwich (London), England, UK and sailed to Norway for an up the coast and back down cruise.
Bergen is a beautiful town, here are some of the pictures we took:


 
 
 
 
MacDonald's are everywhere, on the left  ...............................................
 
Our ship, Holland America's "ms Ryndam" .   
  
(2) A Favorite Coconut Crème Pie is one of my favorite pies.  Generally the pie I'm eating is favorite for that day.
The pie was  served for dinner on the ms Rhydam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(3) Building:  This one is a Barn which also starts with "B".  I found it pictured at the Imaginary Garden where I am prompted with various words, themes, or written works for inspiration of writing a poem of my own. (Link)  I hope you like her pictures there and/or others on her Facebook page referenced there.
 
This week we were shown various paintings by the artist, Toril Fisher.  The poem below I wrote after I studied her plants with roots showing.
 
It is an artist's rendition of what she thinks a barn she has seen looks like.  Often artists paint from a conglomerate of sightings and sounds and writings and paint as they feel lead. 
 
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Friday, July 06, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 01-18(b) (for letter "A")

The 27th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "A"; (2) A Favorite; and (3) Airplane (I changed from Apple)
 
 

 

(1) Starts with "A":  Assortment starts with "A".
 
Here we have an Assortment of Colors.  Some I took in Santiago, Chile, a few were screen prints of which I have lost where the original was.  I'll take any off that you show me belong to you. 
 
 


(2) A Favorite:  It really was nice to take this contraption off Wednesday and leave it off.  My Orthopedic doctor's last instruction was wear it two more weeks and then set the immobilizer adjustment to 90 degrees or don't wear it. 

No Brainer, which do you think I did? The knee is a little stiff but I think it will last for a bit.

My next appoint is for July 19 for seeing the doc.  If the kneecap break hasn't healed I will opt to just leave it be if I have a choice.  Or ????  We will see.

My other kneecap, the right one was broken after a fall down concrete steps in 2007 and it would not heal.  We, the doc and I, opted to leave it be.  It has now calcified and has given me NO PROBLEMS.  You can read about that here.
 
(3) Airplane:
This is the airplane, a Paper Airplane, that I made for the Paper Airplane flying contest on our long cruise, from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro a year and a half ago. (link).

This one won, it was to fly from the balcony above down to below the piano on the floor below (I think that was it, perhaps another year).

My prize was this nice water drinking container which I gave to KP, our youngest granddaughter.

An aside, I perfected my paper plane design while still in grade school and it hasn't changed since.  It is a winner.

Apple?  There are apples in the lower left of the grocery story picture, click on it and you will see them next to the yellow pears.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 26-18 (for letter "Z")


The 26th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "Z"; (2) A Favorite; and (3) Zentor
 

(1) Starts with "Z":  Zero (??) might be good.  Nothing?

Zero is a very bad grade. 
Zero mph means you aren't going at all. 
Zero means you won't win your game though it might be a tie.
"Zero Bars" and good, I had forgotten them.  I know where a picture is but I won't steal it now.  Tomorrow is Kroger Day, I might take a picture of theirs.
 
 
 
Or I could show you a fence owned by my friend who has a "little ranch" near Telluride in Colorado.  It is called a "Zig Zag" fence.  The chief advantage of the Zig Zag fence is that you don't have to dig holes for the fence posts.  The shape of fence keeps I from falling down.
 
 
 
Or I could show you a "Zucchini squash", they are long and green.  I like mine fried with coated with just a little flour.   Here are some shots from our local "Sprouts Farmers' Market". (Googled search link) Above were the 'regular' from Mexico, to the right are some of the Organic stuff.
 
 
 
 
 Other Sprouts pictures.  We mostly buy fruits and
vegetables and cereals there.  Sometimes cheese.
 
(2) A FavoriteKP, our youngest grandchild, finished Golf Academy today.  Afterwards there was an award ceremony on the back patio of the club house.  KP came home with three certificates and a water bottle prize.  Of course there was a "completion" award, everyone present the last day got that.

Then there were certificates to be earned.  KP won the Patty Berg Award for the Best Golf Etiquette.   Her most prized award was the Chipping Award.  She had to compete with the boys also for that.  KP chipped in a 30 foot plus chip, in to the hole.

 

  The pictures above:  In the red shirt she is showing off her new Driver golf club. Both pictures of her in the blue, way above and here, were KP at the awards ceremony.  The fellow standing by the door was the teaching pro, the one with the had way above was one of the assistants.
 

(3) Xentor:  I once started a series of flash writing (short, less than a set amount of words, or letters) I was to call the "Xentor Tales" where the chief character was a man named "Xentor."  

But there were just a few before Jenny, the person who wanted the short tales, stopped this feature.

The cat belongs to my BIL. 

You can read most them by going to this link,
http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/search/label/Xentor%20tales

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 25-18 (for letter "Y")

The 25th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "Y"; (2) A Favorite; and (3) Yellow
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(1) Starts with "Y":  Most often "Y" will be for a yellow car or truck. My sister, Lois (read about her here), gave me this toy two door "Yellow Cab."  It is a small cast iron, a reproduction.  She put a little note in it saying "8500 - 10,000 Antiques Road Show."  I've never mentioned that to her.

When I was young my cousin John gave me a four door 1:16 scale model (about eight inches long) cast iron  four "Yellow Cab."  more like the one at the bottom of the page.

But I left it outside at our farmstead and Dad smashed it to bits by accidently running over it with his tractor. John had two of these given to him by our great aunt. I don't know if a relative still has it or not. John died a couple of years ago.

Lois lives in Iowa, we both were born at home in the family farm house in Nebraska.  I am the older by five years.

(2) A Favorite: Our youngest granddaughter has been to 4th and 5th grade church camp this weekKP is starting the 4th grade this Fall.
 
Here she is claiming her sleeping bag and appeasing her grandfather by a nice picture.  There were three 36 passenger busses going to a rural setting north of Houston, it was about a three hour ride.

This was her first time to go off camping with other kids.  She liked it, said she sure would want to go again next summer.
 
(3) YellowPopular Electronics Magazine cover partially (shown August 1961) used both Yellow type and then a yellow banner to announce lead articles. (magazine linkThe magazine ran from October 1954 until December, 1982.
 
Again in February 1989 it restarted as Popular Electronics until September.  Then it had a fairly long run as Poptronics until January 2003 when it was taken down never to be printed again in any form.

A popular option was the Novice Amateur Radio Station of the Month.  My ex and I had our station pictured and featured in 1963.  It was down in the basement of our New Hampshire home.  We both passed the exams for Novice Class and then within the allotted year for General Class.
 
You can read any of the back issues of Popular Electronics here at the link below, just click on a check mark for your desired issue.
https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Popular-Electronics-Guide.htm 
 
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The end, that's all for tonight.

The fine print: -  I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (
Link to Weekend Review)
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