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Saturday, May 23, 2015

An exercise in Readability, what a wheeze, and Saturday9, as well as Saturday Komeekz.

Sheesh, who knew?

Written for The Machine.  I jargonized and hyperbolized. Who would want to do this to anyone?

Lurking within the unknowable, the chronically overused multi-syllabic words that are spewed forth to make blogs smarter and wiser seeming are almost impossible to calculate for worth in any true sense of the word.  What happens when you write entries with syllable length in mind?  Does the entry make sense to fewer people or does it enhance their overall reading enjoyment?  These questions and others along the same lines are only answered by the readers themselves who leave in droves when syllable license is exercised!
This was only a test.  I'm going back to the monosyllabic utterances that seem to better suit my life as it is and not as it was.

Go HERE to give it a whorl.  There is another site, the same results basically but it would only accept one thing.

Back to Real Life: Saturday9

He was in my Mother's Generation.  So Sad...

Memorial Day was introduced to honor the men and women who died while serving the in the United States Armed Forces. We want to make sure that message is not forgotten this weekend.

1) This recording was made live at St. Patrick's Cathedral, during Sen. Robert Kennedy's funeral. (Hear it here.) While both of Bobby's older brothers were decorated war heroes, he served too -- enlisting in the Navy in 1943. Are you a veteran? Are there veterans in your family? (We are grateful and want to hear about it.)

The Paternal Unit and my little brother are disabled Army vets.  My uncle retired from the Air Force.  
 2) Memorial Day also kicks off the summer season. What's your favorite picnic food? 
  My Grandmother's Potato Salad.

3) Name a scent that reminds you of someone special in your life.
 Lavender.  My mother grew it and nibbled on it.
4) When was the last time you had your hair cut or trimmed?
 Last week.  I trimmed the split ends.  This is sort of random?
5) Crazy Sam runs on Dunkin'. Are you loyal to a particular brand of coffee?
I don't drink it anymore but Mr.Z buys two brands of fair traded organic coffee, TJ. Pajaro, and Starbucks. 
6) If money was no object, what home improvement would you like to make this summer? 
I'd love to have the whole interior painted except the kitchen, but why stop there, let's do a makeover.  I'd like landscaping done in the side yard and the whole exterior re-stuccoed.  We are talking BIG bucks here but, Hey, this is fantasy so what the heck.
All it needs is a picket fence, yes?
7) What was the last thing you bought purely for your own enjoyment?
 Dove Darks!  

8) When was the last time you rode a bike?
 Sadly, about 1995, I gave away my favorite bike, a second hand 60's Motobecane (which I'd ridden almost daily for nearly 35 years).  This happened when I started falling.  It was a sweet ride.
9) Sam worries that many of her song selections reflect her decidedly Baby Boomer sensibilities. Is there a song or a performer that you'd like to see featured in a Saturday 9 this summer?
Actually, Sam, I'm a sort of pre-baby boomer, so I don't mind your choices at all.  You do a great job!  And thanks!  This is not an easy meme to create!  I ♥ this meme!

Saturday Komeekz

I can SO relate to this cartoon.  

Have a Happy Weekend!


  1. I never thought about nibbling on lavender. I do like the smell of it thout

    1. Hey there... Lavender is a great healing herb, the oil of it will heal small cuts or abrasions faster than any other sort of ointment. In the new herb garden I intend to make, lavender and thyme, along with some sages that aren't found in the wildlands near here will be the base of other wild herbs.

  2. Potato salad is a big favorite among Sat9ers. And it's nice that you mentioned Bobby. I sometimes worry that he's been forgotten by history and that's too bad. His life story is so inspirational, such a testament to a person's ability to change.

    1. He was somewhere in the middle of the group of high achievers so that had to be difficult, but he did make his mark on his own children and his brother's children. They picked up the torch.

      Potato salad is so good a summer food. I love it!

  3. It seems like there are not many coffee drinkers playing Saturday 9.

    I can totally relate to the cartoon.

    1. Isn't that cartoon hilarious! I am so unproductive now that it seems like I'm a different person! lol I think it is because I can't caffeinate myself properly anymore!


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