Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saint Patrick's Day — Six Word Saturday —

.my six words:

Happy St. Patrick's Day! What's this?


Got this e-Mail from a relative. It was forwarded like a lot of the "Fwd: Fwd's" are. The subject was, "Fw: HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!! from M a x i n e" and it had Fifteen cartoons similar to this one.

For the life of me I don't understand this one. What does she mean? Her use of the word "Irate" floors me.

If you could help me I would be grateful.

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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, March 15, 2012

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

As you read you can be thinking
which of these activities you would rather be doing.

Oh yes, I hope your Ides of March is pleasant.

Riding on a motorcycle to Sturgis, South Dakota?

That would be because you are headed for the largest motorcycle rider gathering in the United States. Every year thousands of motorcycles are headed to attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. (link) Also I have several distant cousins living in Sturgis and vicinity to visit as an added bonus for me going up there.

These riders are inside the Ronnie's Bar in Tekamah, Nebraska, on their way up to South Dakota. Generally motorcycles like to travel long distances in a group. It is more fun and if there would be a break down or trouble being represented in numbers sure does help things.

Panning for Gold in Alaska?

These folk are lined up panning for gold in Alaska. I am guessing that they were all tourists. I took home several little nuggets the size of peppercorns and a larger piece worth $24. The larger piece used to sit on our coffee table but now it is in a drawer someplace. How do I know it is worth twenty-four dollars? I don't for sure but that is what I paid for this souvenir.

We did a Princes Cruise-Tour which started in Anchorage, then we did sight seeing travel to Fairbanks and then back to Whittier, 60 miles south of Anchorage, to catch our ship. The cruise portion then ended in Vancouver, Canada.

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For more things in a row please visit Pat's Things in a Row post. You might like to post your own 'Things in a Row.'
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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 using our 'free time' after a medical appointment either to go back to the grindstone or take the rest of the day off and enjoy yourself. Most went back to work or the household. The bonus question was about having your dog's teeth cleaned. Most don't. However a few brush their dog's teeth. Mrs. Jim won't do that and I don't.

My Two Questions for this week:
1. Which did you decide? Travel to Alaska or to Sturgis, South Dakota, with the motorcyclists?
When I met Mrs. Jim I rode a motorcycle. Mine wasn't a big road bike but it would get around. It was a Honda CB-450 which is a nice little town bike and also will travel. I wouldn't do Sturgis with it. A Harley Hog would be much better or even a Harley Sportster would work. I don't ride anymore but do keep my license current for riding.
2. Where will your next vacation (holiday) be? Will it involve travel and if so what kind?
We plan next to go to London to see our grandkids (KP and BP) and kids (Karen and Billy).

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Bonus Question: Does any of your family ride a motorcycle now? Is that okay with you or do you worry?
Our youngest son, age 50, has a motorcycle. He doesn't ride it much anymore but that is fine with me. Like his dad used to do, he rode up and down the Houston busy streets. Do I worry? Not to much unless I hear of a motorcycle accident on the TV broadcast.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Men in Blue — MidWeek Blues — Late Christmas Family Pictures


These first cousins are Alex and Karen, our nephew and daughter. They don't see each other very often as Alex lives and works here in Houston while Karen is living and working in London.

Over the Christmas holidays we enjoyed their company. Karen and family stayed for a couple of weeks and Alex came up to visit us. The pictures were taken after Christmas but we still had our tree up.

Next we have Alex with his aunt, Mrs. Jim.

And here is Karen and her family, KP and Billy.
(This one was taken at our church.)
[You can click any picture to make it larger. Click again for larger still.]

They all live in London. KP has started pre-school since this picture was taken. From the sound of things KP's favorite subject is art. We have a few of her pictures for the 'fridge' and I will post them here soon.

KP is also taking French but we haven't heard her speaking any of that as of yet. That is why we have to get to London to see her, she is growing like a weed! Her school friends are starting to have parties, birthday, etc, and I do believe Karen is a party girl at her young age.

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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..

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Sunday, March 11, 2012


Little Rocky Raccoon, lucky day.
Serendipity! Finding a bowl of ice cream! First garbage she tipped! Uncanny!
Now party! Friends bring cake.

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140 Characters as counted by Design 215

Story Copyright
© 2012 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

°Written for Succinctly Yours – Week 51
°The word of the week, 'serendipity', 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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I like this song. I like the Beatles. I like Rocky Raccoon.


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