Monday, July 30, 2018

Trivia Tuesday

I got a fun trivia book from Bailey and these are some illustrations/pictures I took from it.
(They're real, true trivia)...





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In other trivia news...

On July 31,1930 - The radio mystery program “The Shadow” aired for the first time.

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In Sweden there is a rabbit show-jumping event called Kaninhoppning.



On July 29, 1921 - Adolf Hitler became the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
Well, that's not jovial trivia,
but it's real, too real.
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That's all for today.

Have a great week!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

I can let myself go. I CAN!!!

We are at the beach (Carillon Beach, Panama City Beach, Florida).

I decided to let myself lie on the beach and let the waves come up on me.
It was so fun.
I just laughed and laughed.
I decided to not care if the sand and the salt water got into my hair,
and my ears, and my eyes and my mouth.


Wow. As a teenager I would have never let myself go like that.
Ah, but I DID!!
(That's me, the whale.)


I LIKE BEING OLDER!!


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Having fun is so much fun.

We've been in Florida this week... at the beach!

My view the first day...

Then turning to my right...

Here's my son and daughter... with her son...

And my two grandsons...


So where are we?
Carillon Beach is between Destin and Panama City in the Panhandle of Florida.
It is wonderful. MARVELOUSLY WONDERFUL.


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We brought one of Liam's favorite things from home, an 'exersaucer' (sp?).
He went straight to it!!!


Nell and her cousin Ransom have really been bonding!


Eating together is, of course, fantastic.

Getting ready to go to a nearby pool is fun...


I now call Nell Nell-fish!!


We ate last night at a super nice place... and it was super nice and delicious...

It was... 

After we ate we played...

And then we walked to an ice cream shop...

Bubble gum ice cream is always fun.

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AND FUN IS SO FUN.
😃






Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Trivia Tuesday

Whoa...
Sharks can detect one part of blood per ten billion parts of water - that means they could detect one drop of blood in an area the size of an Olympic swimming pool!


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On a totally different note, Howdy Doody had 48 freckles.
You can click HERE to read about Howdy Doody
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A study by University Chicago in 1915, it concluded that the easiest color to spot at a distance is the color yellow. Which is why the most popular color for taxi cabs are yellow.


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If an orangutan belches at you, watch out. He's warning you to stay out of his territory.


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Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
You can click HERE to read about Al Capone.
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On July 13, 2002 - Fox News Channel became the #1 cable TV news service of the US, beating long-time champ CNN.


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During the Civil War, soybeans were used in place of coffee because real coffee was scarce.



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On his first income tax return in 1944, Warren Buffett took a $35 deduction for the use of his bicycle and watch on his paper route.


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That's all for today.

Have a great week!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

My favorite places, and pictures, and food.

I like thinking of my favorite things.

Here we go...

Carillon Beach, which is in/on Florida's panhandle.
This picture was taken in September of 2015.
And we are going back - with 2 more grandchildren - THIS WEEKEND!!
I am beyond excited.

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Here's one of those grandchildren who will be at the beach for the first time ...
That's Liam watching Little Baby Bum, which is great for toddlers.
You can watch it on YouTube, too.
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Here's Liam's cousin, Ransom, who will be at the Florida beach for the first time, too...
Mm. Watermelon is yummy.

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Here's Nell, who was at the beach in the first picture with her DaddyPap...
She is now a dancer, oh AND a swimmer!!!
(And a beauty.)
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In completely different news, I have a new favorite Target.
Well, I've always liked Target, but they are not all equal.
I found the best.
It's in north Oklahoma City off of Pennsylvania Ave.

Sam and I went there last night and I was impressed.
They had a great selection of clothes and toys.
And they had a dinosaur!
I want to go back.
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I have a lot of favorite new eating places.
I will just tell you about one for now.

It's not a touristy place, which I like (the not touristy part).
We had gone to the Central Library when we were in San Antonio,
so Sam could look up one of his relatives
that had fought and died in the Alamo.
(I may blog about that soon.)
This cafe is near that library...
We just ate breakfast tacos, but the flour tortillas were FANTASTIC.
Normally I think of flour tortillas as all the same,
but they are NOT!

Next time we're in San Antonio we want to go back for lunch (and breakfast).

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I have many more favorite things, but I will save them for later.
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Stay tuned for road trip and beach time pictures.
(I would understand if you have some envy.)

See you later.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Trivia Tuesday

Barry Manilow did not write his hit "I Write the Songs.”
He did, however, write State Farm's "Like a Good Neighbor" jingle.
And "I am stuck on Band-Aids, 'cause Band-Aid's stuck on me.”

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In Spain, Mr. Clean is known as Don Limpio.

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You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.

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Beards can slow the aging process by stopping water from leaving the skin, keeping it moisturized.

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On July 12,1962 - The Rolling Stones performed their first concert, at the Marquee Club in London, England, United Kingdom.


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When Bugs Bunny first appeared in 1935, he was called Happy Rabbit.


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Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.


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Snails can sleep up to 3 years.


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A typical pencil can draw a line that is 35 miles long.



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That's all for today.

Have a great week!