Saturday, February 18, 2012

We have rain! — Six Word Saturday —

My Six Words:

Hoping the grasshoppers turn green again

Really I am getting tired of seeing all of the brown. Spring is here in Southeast Texas again. Our fruit trees are budding and blooming, the grass is greening.

Now what will the brown grasshoppers do? I may have to paint them green:

please ..........
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, February 16, 2012

Thursday Memes -- Things in a row -- Two Questions


Okay now, what color is your car? In Texas it officially would be one of these sixteen (16) colors.

Don't you just love the rows of color patches here?

I found this neat little color chart at the County Assessor and Tax Collector's office. Every station had one. The owner of a person registering his car for the first time must choose one that closest matches his or her color.
See what color your car officially would be in Texas. Click on the picture to make it big enough to read. Click again or whatever to make it bigger yet.

For more things in a row please visit Pat's Things in a Row post.
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And now for my Thursday Two Questions: (See Thursday Two Questions by Poetic Shutterbug for more reading. You could also make your own by checking in at this link.)

Last week we answered questions about our learning typing (keyboarding now) and teaching the kids this skill. One reader said that if her kid's school didn't teach them then she would. Good going!

Here are the two questions for this week:

1. Using my color chart what color is/are your car(s)? What color did the window sticker call it (if you still have it or know this)?

2. How long do you keep a car and when do you trade it in?

My answers:

1. My 1950 Ford Custom Deluxe Tudor is BLACK
...the 1974 Mustang II Ghia is GREEN (major color) with a WHITE (minor color) vinyl sunroof
...the 1998 Mustang GT Convertible is BLACK (top is also black) -- this car was my retirement present to me. It was owned by a lady having 49,800 or so miles on it and was two years old. Eleven years later now it has 94,500 miles.
...the 2006 Cadillac DTS four door sedan is GRAY (window sticker called metallic something exotic)

2. We don't trade cars in. And we have NEVER purchased a NEW CAR during the thirty-nine (39) years of our marriage. When they become undependable then we go looking for a low mileage, under 20,000, three year old replacement preferably owned by a LOL (Little Old Lady).

Bonus Question: What will you do fun for Mardi Gras?
Mrs. Jim and I will probably rent a Red Box movie, Midnight in Paris (IMBd link). We saw it at the movie theatre and want to see it again. It lets us relive some of the times we have visited in Paris.

Here is what we might have done except Mrs. Jim said "NO" (but I like the menu):

Mardi Gras Soiree
Saturday February 18, 2012
6:30 pm at the Country Club
Click Here to Register Online
Join Chef Byron in celebrating his cajun roots at this fun event complete with a Mardi Gras float, bead throwing, and live music by LT & the Zydeco Mob Band!
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Fruit and Cheese Display
Garden Vegetable Montage with Dips
Boudin BallsSoft
Shell Crab Sliders
Chicken and Andouille Gumbo
Peel and Eat Shrimp
Mini Catfish PoBoys
Crawfish Etouffee'
JambalayaKing Cake

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Read all about our new social club...The Mystics
Krewe of Bentwater!
We are now forming the
Mystics Bentwater Krewe. Membership privileges will allow you to participate in
exclusive parties and events throughout the year. The fun times will include a
Krewe crawfish boil, Cochon de lait, a golf tournament, discounts to select Club
events and a whirlwind trip to New Orleans for gambling and golf.
Membership is limited to the first 150 club members to register.
First opportunity to become a founding member of the Krewe will be at the “Bentwater Mardi Gras Soiree” on February 18th.
Come see us at the Mardi Gras float to become a member. The Mystics Krewe membership fee is only $25 a year and includes a special welcome gift and year of exciting fun.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Note: Wikipedia has all about what we call Mardi Gras. You might celebrate it? ""Mardi Gras season", and "Carnival season", in English, refer to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday; in English the day is sometimes referred to as Shrove Tuesday, from the word shrive, meaning "confess." at .
Oh well, Mrs. Jim can make all this food when she wants. Her gumbo is the best anyone has ever had and there isn't any problem with her making the rest. After all, she is originally from Louisiana.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Advice from Dr. Jim today:

You and your sweetheart go see a romantic movie tonight. It's okay to rent one although the popular Red Box may be running low by evening. There will be a run on the 'chick flicks'.

Do I mind my own advice?

No, Mrs. Jim and I will go to dinner and watch a dinner play.

This one is a mystery dinner theatre with audience participation.

I am hoping to can figure out whodunit (for "Who done [did] it?) before the play detective does!

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Health Tip Of The Week from the Mayo Clinic newsletter:

"Craving chocolate? Go dark

Dark chocolate can be high in calories, but it may be a good choice if you're craving something sweet. Flavanols in dark chocolate appear to reduce risk factors for heart disease. Choose dark chocolate with cocoa content of 65 percent or higher. Limit yourself to no more than 3 ounces (85 grams) a day, which is the amount shown in studies to be helpful. Cut calories in other areas or step up the exercise to compensate for the extra calories.

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If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo picture on the right. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did.
Today there isn't much blue in the world, I'm hoping. I did write a blue poem today. Sorry 'bout that. Once again, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Jack was surpised that they were eating on the porch tonight.

He was shocked that it was Valentine's Day.

How could he forget!

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°Written for Succinctly Yours – Week 47
°The word of the week, 'honest', and the picture were selected by
°It's posted on her blog, Grandma's Goulash
°Her Rules: Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words. It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, just not more.
°Using the word of the week is not required. This week I elected to use it, sort of.
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