Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Trivia Tuesday

Which celebrity A-List actor turned down the roles of BOTH Superman and James Bond? That would be “Mr. Dirty Harry” himself, Clint Eastwood. While other actors may regret passing on these the iconic roles, it’s safe to say that Eastwood’s career did not suffer from skipping out on playing these characters.



 How many countries are there in Europe? 44

 

"E" is the most common letter and appears in 11 percent of all English words.

 

It’s been said that nearly 3% of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.

 

Who eats the most cheese in the world? The answer is the country of Denmark. They eat cheese at the rate of 28 kg per person (according to 2016 numbers). Iceland came in second place with Finland rounding out the top three.

 

What is the only breed of cat without fully retractable claws?  Cheetah


 Although construction began in 1792, it was not until 1901 that President Theodore Roosevelt officially gave the White House its current name. At various times in history, the White House as been known as the "President's House," the "President's Palace," and the "Executive Mansion."



The epitaph on Frank Sinatra's headstone reads "The best is yet to come."


That's all for today.
I hope you have a good week, keeping well.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

I'm in self-quarantine, so who do I miss the most?

I didn't even have to think about my answer to this.




I went into our playroom where I 'work out' on this little cycle thing...

 (It's about $45 at ACADEMY SPORTS AND OUTDOORS.)
I suddenly just became grief-stricken. Really. It was physical.
My heart ached for this person.

Who was (is) it?
It's this little guy...
That's me with Liam.
This quarantine thing is keeping me from hugging him
and holding him
and just being with him!!!

If you know Liam at all you know that he has a Chromosome 18P deletion. He's 4 1/2. I won't go into all his issues, but know this: he is not a people-pleaser, or a perfectionst (like some adults I know (me).) He has few demands (mostly food) and he is, well, so precious to have around. I miss him so much. Oh, I miss his mother and father and sister, and my mother, and my daughter and her family in Oregon, and my niece and her family in Southlake, but I can talk to them on the phone. Little Liam doesn't talk, but oh I was thrilled when his mommy told me that when I made a video for them last week he came over when he heard his name and smiled and smiled.

 So here is part of the lonely, sad play room...
I've left those little toys on the floor because that's where little Liam left them.
I'll have to comfort myself with these pics of him recently...


Is he not the cutest/sweetest/most adorable person??


Oh, and his sister does like to make me smile and laugh. And just a while ago her dad sent me this picture...
Isn't she the cutest???

Well, even though we are hunkering down, thank goodness for pictures,
and love, and well, all fun things to think about. 

Stay well - and inside.
(Well, inside your own space.)

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Whatcha doin' ?

I hope you are not doing anything dangerous - like going shopping or eating out. Oh wait. You can't do that! Well, you can go to Walmart or Target or maybe the Dollar Store.

My dear daughter-in-law Bailey is doing some homeschooling with Nell... and having to get harder lessons for her. Wow.

Nell and her brother Liam can play in their back yard, so that's good.


Here's my Oregonian grandson Ransom. This picture was taken in February, but he still does this kind of art work these days as they are 'home-bound', too.



As for me I have been staying in, hunkering down, and frankly enjoying my time. Sam has been watching the news channels. And we've watched some movies together. And I've been reading, but not like some of you are doing.


I really have a lot I could do - but I am rebelling - and doing nothing. (I didn't rebel as a teen.) (That last sentence is a true statement, but I don't think I would have rebelled like this as a teen.)

I AM affirming that it IS true what my Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory told me: I am basically an introvert.  My twin Peggy was an extrovert, and if it weren't for her, our best friend Diane and I would have stayed home all the time. Really.

My mother (who is kind of extroverted) is in an enhanced assisted living facility, and all the folks there are quarantined. As of yesterday they can't even leave their rooms. Whoa. We do call her a lot, and she is stoic and carrying on - like the true daughter of J.Earl White. (Did you know her maiden name was White, and she married my dear dad, Andy White?) I used to say that I was 'pure White', but that sounds racist now.

Well, I better go or no telling what else I will tell you.

I'll leave you with these cartoons that fit my days these days...




That is all.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Wednesday Whimsy

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







































 That is all for today.
Have a great rest-of-the-week!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Trivia Tuesday

According to Irish legend, Saint Patrick used the shamrock as a metaphor for the Holy Trinity when he was first introducing Christianity to Ireland.



In Chicago every year, the Plumbers Local 110 union dyes the river "Kelly" green. The dye lasts for about five hours. (Hmm. Not sure if this is happening this year. Probably not.)


You can celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish-inspired foods like corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie and Irish soda bread.
Here's a picture of some soda bread...




Other trivia:

What animal does cashmere come from? Goat

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What was the kiwifruit originally called? Chinese gooseberry


You can click HERE to read how the kiwifruit got named kiwifruit.


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How long is a crush? A crush is short term yet strong attraction felt for another person. But when is a crush not a crush? According to psychologists, a crush will only last 4 months. After 4 months, those feelings enter the “in love” category.



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The Snickers chocolate bar is named after a horse. Not just any horse, but the favorite horse of Frank and Ethel Mars, owners of the Mars company. Sadly, the horse passed away shortly before the release of the chocolate bar.



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Who did ESPN name the greatest athlete of the 20th century? Michael Jordan




That is all for today.
Have a great week!