Saturday, September 29, 2018

Believe Women!!

Believe women???????

In my long life I have known MORE women who have been MORE deceitful than men.
Yes.

A psychology professor is 'terrified' to speak about her experience with Brett Kavanaugh?

I majored in Speech at Baylor.
We studied all kinds of speech, including nonverbal.
That helped me in knowing that no one’s ‘speech’ is proof of truth.

I feel I have a grasp on how people persuade others.
They can do it any way possible,
especially if they are psychology professors.

The fact that a person sounds ‘convincing’ means nothing to me.
The fact that a person seems ‘terrified’ means nothing to me.

Evidence is what matters. 

If evidence shows truth, that is what matters.

I am so open to evidence/truth.




Really, I AM OPEN... TO TRUTH, just so you know.

Friday, September 28, 2018

When in Texas eat TexMex, OF COURSE!

And they (we) did!



Last week my uncle and cousin from Tennessee came to town, and were later joined by my cousin and his wife from Iowa.

The first night (Wednesday before the Iowans got into town on Friday) Uncle Warren, Jim, Mother, Sam and I ate at El Fenix in Grapevine. My mother's dad would take them to El Fenix in Dallas on special occasions beginning in 1938 after they moved to Dallas.

El Fenix is celebrating its 100 anniversary THIS year, so we had to celebrate, too!
Tradition!

I didn't get a picture of Wednesday night's event, but it was fun, and yum.

On Thursday night Sam made homemade chili!! It was delicious. 
I wish I'd gotten a picture of it, but I did get a picture of the group that ate it...
... including me, behind the camera.


On Saturday night we had another of our favorites, Tommy Tamales at Mother's...

Mother had put out her Mexican table cloths. Whoa. They made for a festive meal!
(Yes, I brought my 'ubiquitous red cup' collection.)


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After the Tennesseans flew back home the Iowans had to get their own 'El Fenix Fix'.
It was quite a family reunion.


Here are the three girl 'cousins' that enjoy being together...
Caroline, Nell, Anna


And here is Nell with her little brother Liam.

Now the out-of-state folks are back home, pining for their next TEX-MEX trip.
Of course other states serve some TexMex, but it's not the same.
I'm just glad I live here.
'Course that means I have to diet every now and then, sometimes aggressively.

It's worth it.

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That's all for today.

See you next time!


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Trivia Tuesday - Sept. 25

The world's first roller coaster opened in 1884 at Coney Island, New York.
It was designed by Lemarcus Thompson, a former Sunday school teacher.

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Mockingbirds can imitate any sound from a squeaking door to a cat meowing.
So that IS a mocking bird!

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Morphine was given its name in 1803 by the discoverer, a 20 year old German pharmacist named Friedrich Saturner. He named it after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams.


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Teeth are the only parts of the human body that can't repair themselves.




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Only one foreign country--Liberia in Africa--has a capital city named after an American president. The capital is Monrovia, named after James Monroe, the fifth president.


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Quito in Ecuador, South America, is said to have the most pleasant climate in the world. It is called the 'Land of Eternal Spring.' The temperature rarely drops below 46 degrees Fahrenheit during the night, or exceed 72 degrees Fahrenheit during the day.




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Bats are the only mammal that can fly.
Bats have only one baby a year.




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In 1969, MIDNIGHT COWBOY became the first and only X-rated production
to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
(Its rating has since been changed to R.)

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More water flows over Niagara Falls every year than over any other falls on earth.



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





Thursday, September 20, 2018

Some Yum, Some Fun, and Some Not-So-Ho-Hum

For YUM we recently found a great new eating place...
We went there on a rainy late afternoon, hence the gray picture.
Sam found out about it when he did a search for 4 to 5 star
restaurants in the area.
It was DELICIOUS!!!
It's address is 1548 Bedford Rd, Bedford, TX.

 

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For FUN I found these 3 football cartoons ...



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And for NOT-SO-HO-HUM, I found this on FB recently...



And here's a fella we love, reading a book in a laundry basket...
That looks like a fun and snug way to read a book.
Hmm. I wonder if I could do that?


Oh and here's his cousin Nell playing with "Uncle Jim".
They found a fun way to play with hula hoops.



And here's Nell's brother with their daddy...
They love each other.

And I love them.

And that's my blog post for today.

See you next time!

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.


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Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

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Infant beavers are called kittens.


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"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.

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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.


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

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There are 132 rooms in the US White House.


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A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.



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The average person laughs about 15 times a day.

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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.
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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.)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HONEY!!!!!!!!
(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?