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Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Alphabet is more than a collection of letters.. What does that mean? Sunday Stealing...that's what!

October 10, 2015

That Alphabet Thing

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes.

Cheers to all of us thieves!!!  Button in the side bar!  Come on in, set a spell!

Fellow Thieves, I will visit just as sooon as I can!  I promise!

That Alphabet Thing Meme

A: Accent -- Californian, so my Texan friend tells me, and that she likes my accent, too.  I love Texas accents.

B: Breakfast -- Yes, I'd like that, Please!

C: Chore you hate -- scrubbing floors.  Boy do I hate that.  The only way I'd like it is if I could look as hot as this Chica. 


D: Dad's name -- Psycho Dad, and he's hardly spoken of.

E: Essential everyday item -- Hair brush

F: Flavor ice cream -- Jamoca almond fudge.

G: Gold or silver -- I like both and wear them together.

H: Hometown -- was gobbled up and doesn't exist anymore!

I: Insomnia -- if I didn't take a combo of  prescription and herbs and over the counter meds, I would sleep every third night.  

J: Job title -- Our Lady of Perpetual Motion.  Yes, I was actually called that by quite a few people.

K: Kids -- Four.  All beautiful and delightful!

M: Mother's birthplace -- Maryland

N: Number of significant others --  I'm not sure what is that?   I'm married.  Ok I'll give it a go.  Let's see, 7 and a half billion?  That's not counting the other sentient beings outside of the humans.  

O: Overnight hospital stays -- Nine, more or less.  I've lost count.

Never again, well, not anytime soon!

P: Phobia --  I don't know what that means.  To insects? No.  To Wild Dogs, no. To any animal, no.  To Ethnic gangs?  To overzealous police forces dressed up in black?  I've Sort of got it bad there.

Q: Quick at -- catching falling things.  Lightning fast.

R: Religious affiliation -- Quaker Meeting- not the Church, but the meeting.

S: Siblings -- I have three.  Sadly our very sick little brother died when he was five.

T: Time you wake up -- Around 7am if I get to sleep by 1 am.  8 am if not.

U: Unnatural hair colors --  I like pink hair but never put any in. I like blue and magenta, too.
Gorgeous! HERE'S the source.  You'll like it!

V: Vegetable you refuse to eat -- I like every vegetable that is in America or has made it to our shores.  I just can't eat the hot chillies anymore.  Darn!

W: Worst habit --  Answering  Memes?  Buhahahahaha!

 X: X-rays --  Hundreds, so I always worry about leukemia developing, because I've seen what it does to Elders.  They are then guinea pigs for science.  

Who could do that to this little darling?

Photo from News Dog Media
Y: Yummy -- French Chocolate Silk pie, but I'm willing to try that thing that Mair talked about to see why she likes it even better.
Cook's Country Recipe

Z: Zodiac sign -- Capricorn and Sagittarius.  I'm in a cusp like enclosure, by an hour or so.  Talk about confusion.  It's called the Cusp of Prophecy.  
Sort of a heavy deal, baby. The link goes to a Tarot card place.  Hmmm, Tarot Cards sound like an interesting pastime.  But I got into trouble when a jolly friend and I started exploring the dynamics of a Ouija Board once, so I'll pass on the cards.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Gimme an M! Gimme a K! Saturday night Live!


Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: Cheerleader (2014) 

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) Homecoming and football make this an important time of year for cheerleaders. Were you a cheerleader, or did you date one? 
A. No.  I was lucky to make it to any games at all.  The ONE game I went to one of my "crushes" on the team suffered a broken leg.  I guess our little car full of girls cried all the way home that evening.  So emotional, that moment.

2) Beyond cheerleaders and the big game, homecoming is a time for parades. Have you ever ridden on a float?
A.  No.  It would have been fun though.  

3) OMI sings that his girl is always there when he needs her. Who do you know you can always count on?
A.  That would be my dearest hubby.  (Well, and my dog, too.  He's a "who" to me too, and is always happy to see me!)

4) This video features a sandy beach, a rocky shore and palm trees. What do you see outside your window right now?
A. Sorry to be so dull.  It's nighttime, and the only thing truly visible-in the neighbor's security light- is the fence.

5) In the lyrics we hear that his cheerleader girlfriend is "like a genie in a bottle." Who would rather hang around with? Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie or Samantha from Bewitched?
A.  I have to say, I'd rather hang with Jeannie.  

6) OMI is from Jamaica. Have you ever visited that island country?
A.  No, but, I've seen some movies about it.  I liked the Jamaican bobsled story.  So cool.  I have so many reasons for loving Jamaica.  *waves across the acreage*

7) Christopher Columbus landed in Jamaica in 1494. Columbus Day will soon be upon us (October 12). Is it a big deal in your community?
A.  Not that I ever saw, and, frankly, CC should have just stayed home, the brigand.

8) Queen Elizabeth is Jamaica's head of state. Her Majesty is now 89 years old and a great grandmother. Who is the oldest person in your life?
A. My MIL, who will - I hope - live to be 100.  It would be very nice to celebrate the birthday of a family Centenarian!

9) Her Majesty was named Elizabeth Alexandra Mary after three of her relatives, who also were queens. Were you named after anyone?
No, I just have my mother's nickname for a first name.  And, I'm so glad she didn't saddle me with all her first names!

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!

Thanks Sam!  Everyone, I am so far behind in the visits but promise to catch up.

Friday, October 9, 2015

friday5: I don't hear any music aside from the whine of mosquitoes, which I HATE!

Friday 5 for October 9: It’s Time to Play the Music

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! Please copy these questions to your webspace. Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

How do you feel about honeydew and other melons?
A.  I like them a lot.  They are something that makes summer really special.  These are actually little cucumbers.  
Aren't they darling?  They are Mouse melons, from HERE

How are your little piggies?
A.  My little piggies are fine.  They like to be trimmed and polished, which they normally are the whole year long.  There really isn't too much time in SoCal when a person can't go sandal footed or even bare footed.

What kind of experience do you have with scooters?
A. I loved my scooter, the type that you stood on and was sort of a skateboard with a tall handle.  My brother and I both had one, and Bee has one that is a lot more high tech.  It's called a Razor or something like that.  Wear your helmet!

What animal frightens you most?
A. I've heard lions roaring right underneath my feet where their den was.  I hadn't ever been afraid of them before. Actually a mosquito kills more people than any big cats do.  I'm always watching out for those little devils.  I'd say I'm more afraid of mosquitos.  Just awful!  A mosquito bit a sweet little bunny and killed it last week.  Dreadful damned things! RIP Banana Cakes.

Apples, celery, and walnuts dressed in mayo and served atop a bed of lettuce are popularly known as a Waldorf Salad. What’s your favorite salad with a name?
A. Wilted Lettuce and Bacon salad.  But I never put hard cooked egg on it.

Thanks for participating, and may you have a most sensational, inspirational, celebrational weekend!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Thankful Thursday: Crabby Foot day

This is a pretty picture of a hard working little native plant called Monkey Flower.  It has now been Hybridized, and is found in other colors, but this one grows in the wild-lands all over California where there is enough water for it to survive.

About today,  I'll just say two things:  I'm delighted and grateful to be surrounded by beauty in the natural world, walking in it every day, and I'm grateful for being of the human species, and having color vision.

There is an old Buddhist, Mongolian, story about pouring rice grains over the tip of a needle, and having one single grain stay there, balanced.  That is just how rare it is to be born a human.  So, if this is true, I'm grateful for just having the chance to sit up and look around at this world with these wonderful human eyes.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tuesday Tails. How to make Hermit Crabs happy and feel at home.

Even though these little pets don't have tails, I think this is an adorable,and also well informed, video made by a couple of kids.  I couldn't pass up the chance to share it.  In another, follow up video they show how to give an Hermit Crab a bath.

Sometimes I've wanted to have Hermit Crabs, but I'm glad that I didn't.  A dog is simpler to keep happy!  My brother did have a hermit crab for a pet, but I'm not sure anymore how that all worked out.  One time we had Chuckwallas, and the rats started biting the dickens out of them!  We had to separate the two species.  They couldn't even be in the same room!

The rats were ferocious when trying to prey on the poor, docile chucks.  I know, stupid kids.  But we did find a good place for the Chuckwallas.  We took them to University of Riverside to a Biology professor who, in turn, took them back to the desert when his next trek came up.

I love unusual pets but haven't the energy anymore to take care of little things that might die at the drop of a hat.  So much more is known about small, quiet pets now, so they are getting more popular again.

These kids have really put a lot of effort into their Hermit Crab care and share the knowledge.  Bless them for caring so well for their tiny charges.  Seeing the size of this one below, it really is important to sort them by size because Big ones will eat Little ones.  Ewwww  But, that's The Crab World for ya.

SOURCE- But I don't like the way the site is constructed.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Music Monday: Willie Nelson, "You Don't Know Me"; plus a sweet, bluesy rendition by Norah Jones and Wynton Marsalis

This is such a beautiful achy breaky Love song.

Then there is this rendition:  Bluesy and beautiful....Norah Jones and Wynton Marsalis


The Boss Dawg, just Chillin' and watching the world go by at the DDs

He likes to sit between  my feet