Thursday, October 11, 2012

— My Alphabe-Thursday, Three Umbrellas — "U" — Things in a Row — Two Questions —

Three Umbrellas
in respect for Aphabe- Thursday.

"U" is for Umbrella.  Here we have three.

First is our KP with here 'rainy day protector.'  She is so happy with it mainly because she likes Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

No one told her that it is bad luck to open an umbrella in the house.  But both in London and in Houston we always carry our umbrellas because we never know when the weather will turn to rain.

Next are two of mine.  The top one in the picture obviously came from Bloomingdales but I did not buy it there.  Like many of our umbrellas it just showed up in my collection.  It is quite old judged by the mechanism being non-push button.

The lower one, still in the store casing, is to replace it.  I purchased one like it at our local Academy store but it only lasted one rainstorm.  Then it came apart just like it's predecessor from Bloomingdales did.

I took it back to the store wanting a replacement.  I did not have my receipt but there was a warning on the package of the one in the store that these carried a 'lifetime' warranty.

Sure enough, they did replace it without a receipt.  Please note that I did save the receipt for this one, "just in case."

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Here are some wild persimmons (Google Link) that I found on my walk this morning.  I was pleasantly surprised to find them. 

They were not laying in rows like in this picture, I did that for my "Thursday Things in a Row" post for pat.  You can go here for more "Row" posts by other bloggers.

And this then, is the tree they were growing on.

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Now for my Thursday Two Questions.

I really enjoyed your responses to my Rockers on our back porch and places that you might have to relax and watch the world go by.

My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):

1. How does your umbrella life go?  Are there any stories you'd like to tell about your umbrella experiences?

2. What can you tell us about fruit trees, wild or domesticated in your neighborhood?
Bonus Question: What is your favorite "U" word?

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I posted the above for Alphabe-Thursday 'U' assignments with Miss Jenny at the head of the class. You can find her by clicking right here.
My post is also for Pat's Thursday Things in a Row.
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 My Thursday Two Questions post is for Amanda.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Two Shoes Tuesday # 6 -- "Illusions" / MidWeek Blues

Old Prospector Lost

prayed for a mirage
in the desert hot and dry
got an illusion

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99 Visual Phenomena; Optical Illusions
(Visual Illusion · Optische Täuschung)
by Michael Bach
go here to see them all

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I found that little Web site today. 
I do not know what makes
the eyeballs chase your cursor
nor how to make them stop.

The eyeballs may be an optical illusion.

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Josie said: "Get ready for the next round of Two Shoes Tuesday... a place to share what we enjoy doing most... writing! Each week I'll provide a one-word writing prompt and ask you to share a short story, poem, essay, thought, or photo relating to that topic." 

The writing prompt for Tuesday, October 9th, is "Illusion"
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The pool belongs to our niece's home.  It looks inviting doesn't it?  The little house is a 'man cave' for her husband to hide out in.

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. Or do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE or BLUE THOUGHT, you don't have to write.
Rest in Peace,
dear Adi

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Sunday, October 07, 2012

Big Bird took disguise. Rich politicians who'd cut PBS funding were on his tail. They said no 'borrowed money from China' to keep him alive.
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For some on-target Big Bird images on the Internet please click here

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140 Characters counted and spell
checked by MicroSoft Word.

µ-fiction Story Copyright

© 2012 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

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°°Grandma of Succinctly Yours Week 81 gives these directions:
°°Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words or less.
°°Thanks to Pat and Jerry for this week’s fun photo.
°°Big Bird's picture from MSN's "PBS says hands off Big Bird in response to Romney 'firing'" (article link)
°°Also you might find this (link) 1969 Mr. Rogers YouTube video interesting (President Nixon also wanted to cut government funding to the Public Broadcasting System).
°°Word of the Week, 'greedy',was furnished by Grandma.  Greed is inherent in the subject matter of my post but was not used specifically. 
Rest in Peace, dear Adi


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