Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Trivia Tuesday

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a group of goats is often called a TRIP.


Did you know that there are now at least 20 varieties of Oreos, from classic to cinnamon bun to Swedish Fish?


The tongue of a blue whale weighs as much as an elephant.  And its mouth is big enough to hold 100 people.



The most frequently named bugs from the Bible are: Locust: 24, Moth: 11, Grasshopper: 10, Scorpion: 10, Caterpillar: 9, and Bee: 4.

Here's a picture of a desert locust...


Members of the Nazi SS had their blood type tattooed on their armpits.
(I don't have a picture for that. Your imagination can take care of that visual.)


Leonard Nimoy directed THREE MEN AND A BABY.


Giraffes are very susceptible to throat infections.

That fact should surprise no one.
But surely would invoke sympathy.
(Bless their hearts.)


So now we know that stuff!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thoroughly Thankful Thursday....

Early this morning my little 9 1/2 month-old grandson had eye surgery.

Here he is right before he had the surgery.

You can kind of tell from that above picture that his eyes weren't going in the same direction.
Actually they don't look that bad in that picture... but they WERE not good.
Even the day he was born it was obvious he might have trouble seeing.

Ah, but here he is this afternoon...
 His eyes are perfect!

The surgery was on the muscles around the eyes,
and knowing he would have to be given general anesthesia made the surgery, well, worrisome.

But he is doing great!!!

And I would like to thank all of the 'prayer warriors' that I
and Bailey and Will and everybody else had enlisted the days prior.
You know who you are!!

Thank you so very much.


That's all for now.

That is ENOUGH!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Trivia Tuesday

Coffee is the second largest item of international commerce in the world. The largest is petrol.

The name 'cappuccino' comes from the resemblance of the drink to the clothing of the Capuchin monks.
I guess I kinda see the resemblance.

In Italian, the word espresso literally means "when something is forced out."


In other Tuesday trivia....

Brazil is the largest Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) country in the world,
and the only one in the western hemisphere.

Rio de Janeiro won the 'prize' in October 2009 to host the 2016 Olympics.

In 2009 Rio was doing well, and deserved the 'honor'.

The 2016 Olympics is the first time the Olympics have been held in South America.


Other trivia...

Canadian researchers have found that Einstein’s brain was 15% wider than normal.

Albert Einstein's father gave him a compass when he was five years old, while he was sick in bed with a cold. The compass changed Albert's life because it aroused his curiosity in the unknown. Albert could not understand why the compass always faced North. He thought it was some unseen force and it sparked his want to know more.


Steve Martin was born in Waco, TX seventy-one years ago August 14.


We, as humans, forget 90% of our dreams.
I really think I forget 72% of mine.


That's it for today.
Have a great week!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

It is not just any Thursday, it is LAURA'S 30th Thursday!!!

Laura's daddy (my Sam) picked out this fun cake (one of two) to celebrate her big birthday...
Is that not cute?? The cake inside was white, but the blue icing-hair made for  blue teeth, mouth, and lips,
which you'll see later in this post.

Laura came this past weekend with her hubby, Ryan. Talk about fun. Here they are when they arrived at DFW Airport Friday from Portland, OR...

We had a fun weekend... with Friday night, and Saturday with her baby shower, and celebrating her birthday, and well, instead of telling you about each separate picture I'll show the pictures and let you figure out what was happening.

Here we go...


That above picture is fun on many levels, in my opinion.

This final picture is not in order... Bailey took it when she, Laura and kiddos went to Starbucks, I think.
Laura texted it to me. It is now one of my favorite pics in the whole wide world.
Is that not incredibly cute?