Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Trivia Tuesday

According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than any other day of the week.


Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

Infant beavers are called kittens.


"Ough" can be pronounced in eight different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough, coughing and hiccoughing thoughtfully.


Zsa Zsa Gabor was the first - and only - recipient of a Golden Globe Award for "Most Glamorous Actress." She won the peculiar award in 1958. The category was deleted thereafter.


The Vatican's Swiss Guard still wears a uniform designed by Michelangelo in the early 16th century.


There are 132 rooms in the US White House.


A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.


The average person laughs about 15 times a day.


That's all for today.

Have a great week!!!

Friday, September 14, 2018

"The most interesting person you'll ever meet."

... that's how a friend described Sam to me back in 1977 when I started dating him.

That's him on my left (your right).
That was taken in San Antonio in June
when we celebrated our 40th anniversary.

Here are some interesting facts about my man:

He took flying lessons when he was 16 and got his pilot's license when he was 18. Later he got his multi-engine commercial instrument license.

He started Baylor as a pre-med major, then switched to business, then his junior year (after a life-changing summer - which I'll tell you about someday) he became a religion major with a Greek minor. Soon he found out he had a knack for Greek so he made his major Greek and religion his minor.

While in college he got interested in magic. Not black magic, but magic tricks he could use to share the Gospel of Christ. He really got good at magic and became a member of a professional magicians group (I forget the name.) After we married I became his assistant at every magic show he did. (I dressed modestly, though.) (And yes, I know his tricks, but I'm sworn to secrecy.)

Other interesting stuff: he had the first computer of anybody at Southwestern Seminary. He got it in 1978. Ever since then he's kept up with all the latest stuff on computers... which is no small feat.

There's more... but I better stop. (If you're like me, when you see a long wordy blog-post you say, "I'll read that later." ... I rarely do.)

I'll leave you with some random pictures.
(Two notes on them: Sam is the littlest one in the first two pictures. ... and I think that is Alex Bargley in the picture of the person (Alex) that's getting ready to have his head cut off.)
(Alex survived, thank goodness.)

(Sam's birthday is tomorrow, September 15!!!!)

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday Whimsy

... from LoneStar Antiques 5605 Denton Highway, Haltom City, TX...

 So I need to keep my VELVEETA boxes!
Who knew?

Oh, and this last one is my favorite tea towel.

That's all for today.

I liked those.

Did you have a favorite?

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Trivia Tuesday - September 11

First, there's this...

18 people were rescued alive from the rubble of the World Trade Center site.

September 11, 2001, was the deadliest day in history for New York City firefighters: 343 were killed.

As of July 2018, 1,642 (or 60%) of 2,753 WTC victims' remains have been positively identified, according to the medical examiner's office.


Then there's other trivia (some more light-hearted)....


Toronto has a sports accessories store named “The Merchant of Tennis.”

The Merchant of Venice is a famous comedy by Shakespeare, written at an uncertain date between1594 and 1597.


Frank Oz directed WHAT ABOUT BOB?

That is one of my most favorite movies!


Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is considered the first science fiction novel.


Half the world’s deaths from air pollution occur in China.


DSW stands for Designer Shoe Warehouse.
I like to shoe shop there.


That's all for today.

Have a great week!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Favorite Things...

Here are some fun random favorites I have randomly found...


A fun birthday cake...

Notice how easy that would be.
(Use Kit Kat bars, and maybe Little Debbie Star Crunches (even without the cupcakes.)

 And another fun (more manly) b'day cake...


Different subject...
Here's a unique set of salt and pepper shakers...
Did you see the Carmacks name??
There is a town in the Yukon named Carmacks,
because George Washington Carmack is credited
with finding gold in the Klondike in 1896.
In 1898 the Klondike Gold Rush happened.
In the summer of 1997 our family went to Carmacks
and celebrated.
We went in a big RV and drove and drove and drove.

Will was 12 (almost 13) and Laura was 10 (almost 11).
(Sam, and Will and Laura are descendants of G.W. Carmack!!!)
Needless to say it was the trip of a lifetime.
(I'll show you more someday.)


Now Will and Laura are older and have kids of their own,
so Sam and I can verify this sign...


Here are some interesting interior decorating ideas...


Well, I liked those.


Oh, here's what must be a great church I found...
That is the Free Church of Tonga.
It's on Main Street in Euless, TX, way south of 183.
I just came across it and had to take its picture.
I have not attended, but I think it must be a great church.
Tongans are known to be wonderful people.

Across the street from it (on the same east side) is this store...
I'm guessing there are some unique yummies in there.
I'll have to try it out someday.


On a totally different note,
I like this ...


I'll close with this, which maybe you've seen. I love it (on a shirt, or framed, or anywhere)...

That's all for now.

Thanks for reading my blog.