Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

Glen Campbell was the seventh of 12 children born to sharecroppers in tiny Delight, Arkansas. He learned guitar as a boy and played in his uncle’s band as a teenager.


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A snail can sleep for three years.
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This is about Panda Express - which I like. (I took this picture in their location on Glade, near 121 in Euless, TX.)  

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In June of 1916 - Mary Pickford became the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract (with Adolph Zukor/Paramount).

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The lint that collects in the bottom of your pockets has a name — gnurr.

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Flamingos get their color from the carotenoid pigments in the foods that they eat, like algae and shrimp.

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The line between the two numbers in a fraction is called the vinculum.

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An ostrich's brain is approximately the same size as its eyeball.


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A standard 3x3 Rubik's Cube has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different possible configurations.

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


 


 


 


 


Monday, June 17, 2019

Over 4 Decades Ago!!

Sam and I went on our honeymoon...
41 years ago today (June 17,1978) I married my best friend.

Where did we honeymoon?
At CALLAWAY GARDENS near Pineville, Georgia.
(Sam's sister and her family had been there, so that's how we knew about it.)
It was a WONDERFUL place to honeymoon.
We've talked about going back. Someday maybe.

Well, that's really all I have today.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, HONEY!!!

Oh, I'll leave you with this...

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Celebrating imperfection and mediocrity

That's what I want to do today... celebrate stuff that is not perfect.

Take the site right behind our kitchen nook window.

Someone else might HAVE TO go get flowers and shrubs and and make it a 'nice sight to see'.
Frankly I had thought that Nell (my granddaughter) and I would go buy some 'pretties' and plant them, and pat ourselves on the back because we made some loveliness.
Then I got tired.
Too much to do.
SO, I decided to let that spot remind me to be imperfect and enjoy it (the being imperfect).

Out in the front - in our front yard - we have something - a transformer? When I saw the picture of this house on Zillow over three years ago I thought: they should have moved that green box before they took a picture of that house!
Oopsie. That IS a part of that house - which is now ours.

Sometimes I get blind to that green box.
Other times I want to plant shrubs around it - or put a fence of some kind around it.
Now I've just let it be a part of the landscape.
Yeah.
It reminds me of age spots I have on my face and hands, etc., or weeds that keep coming back in the flowerbed.
Why fight them?
Let them speak to me!!!
LIFE IS IMPERFECT.
And will NEVER be perfect.
SO?
Let's celebrate that!

And there's this...

 

So it takes courage to be imperfect.
Well, by George, I think I have that courage!!



Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wednesday Whimsy

from LoneStar Antiques, 5605 Denton Highway, Fort Worth, TX...

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That's all for today.
Have a great rest-of-the-week.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

Arnold Schwarzenegger was called by the Guinness Book of World Records, "the most perfectly developed man in the history of the world."
I'm not sure what year that was, but I think it could be any year?
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The Great Pyramids were not built by slaves. Many people believe the pyramids were being built by slaves, but that is not the case. They were paid laborers, and most of them built with great honor towards the Pharaoh and those who died were buried in the tombs near the sacred pyramids.

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THE JETSONS (1962-1963) was the first program ever to be broadcast in color on ABC-TV. 


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The ancient Egyptians regarded the honeydew as sacred and it was only reserved for society’s elite. Famous historical figures who loved the fruit include Cleopatra, Napoleon Bonaparte and Pope Paul II. Fortunately, widespread cultivation of honeydew has made it available for everyone today.
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John Wayne once made a cameo appearance on "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1962), in episode, "The Beverly Hillbillies: The Indians Are Coming "(1967). And when asked how he wanted to be paid, his answer, in return, was "Give me a fifth of bourbon - that'll square it."

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Siberia covers 77 per cent of Russia.


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On June 11, 1949 - Hank Williams, Sr. debuted at the Grand Ole Opry. 

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Sesame Street was almost called 123 Avenue B, but the rhythmic title was changed after producers found out there was a real location in New York City with that address.

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That's all for today.
Have a great week. 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Two Very Different Books

I finally worked in my booth in LoneStar Antiques this week and put some personal books in there.

The books aren't antiques (but of course someday they will be - ha).

Anyway, it feels weird to put myself 'out there'.

I can display my daughter's coloring books - which are fantastic - but displaying my own book is, well, presumptuous?  I mean, do I think folks would want to buy it? How presumptuous?

Actually Laura's books are for anybody and everybody. Well, if you like to 'color' - which I like to do while listening to the news, or podcasts - you will so enjoy them. I so do.
They're pretty therapeutic, I think.
I decided (at Hubby's suggestion) to sell some colored pencils by her book.
It will be interesting to see how they all sell.
Well, they'd make a great gift to, well anybody, I think.
Really.

And you can order them on Amazon, by clicking HERE.
If you get them in my booth you don't have to pay for shipping.

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My own book is way different than Laura's. It's about being a twin and losing my twin. It has sold on Amazon - and gotten 3 great reviews.
I thought I'd put it in my booth - to see how it goes.
It does feel weird, though, to promote my very own very personal book.
BUY WHY NOT? (I'm asking myself that.)
WHY NOT?
WHY NOT SHARE MYSELF?
 Well, because it is sharing my VERY personal self, and besides, the content of the book may not be what someone wants or needs, clearly.


You can buy it on Amazon, too, by clicking HERE, but in my booth you don't have to pay for shipping, ah, but you'd have to go to the booth to get it - so there's that.

OH WELL. I'LL TRY SELLING IT IN MY BOOTH.

I CAN TAKE REJECTION.
I'M A BIG GIRL (most days).

That's all I have to tell you today.

Thanks for reading my blog, where I am just hanging out here
- for all the world to see. 😐

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

Hot water is heavier than cold.


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The TITANIC was built in Belfast in Northern Ireland.

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The S in Harry S. Truman did not stand for anything.


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 Many people mistakenly give credit to Leonardo da Vinci for inventing scissors. Although da Vinci was brilliant, scissors were around for a long time before him. Some historians believe scissors were invented in the Middle East as long as 3,000-4,000 years ago.

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Because of the rotation of the earth, an object can be thrown farther if it is thrown west.
 
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Italians don't drink cappuccino after 11 AM.
Really?
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The painting, “American Gothic” depicts the sister and the dentist of artist Grant Wood as rural farm folk.

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That is all for today.
Have a great week!!!