Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Lordy Lordy, Look Who's Forty!!!

It's Cap!!!

His mother was my identical twin, so he is MORE than a nephew to me.

And he was (is) the first grandchild of my parents (and his other grandparents), so he is and always has been someone super special.

Here are a few pictures (not necessarily in order) ...


 I'll close with these two...




Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Trivia Tuesday

Sweet cotton candy! Did you know that cotton candy was co-invented by a dentist? That dentist in question is a man named William Morrison. The other co-inventor is John C. Wharton.

What is the longest road in the United States? U.S. 20


Worldwide, there are over 100 different flavors of Pringles potato chips, or potato crisps, if you prefer. Certain flavors are only available in certain markets. Currently, you can find Pringles being sold in over 140 countries. So take your pick, you have flavors such as Paprika, Onion Blossom, Prawn Cocktail, Grilled Shrimp, Honey Mustard, Hot & Spicy Wonton, just to name a few.

What is the main source of the Mississippi River?  Lake Itasca
Lake Itasca is a small glacial lake approximately 1.8 square miles in area. It is notable for being the headwaters of the Mississippi River, and is located in southeastern Clearwater County, in the Headwaters area of north central Minnesota.


 Alan Ruck was 29-years-old when he appeared in the role of Cameron Frye, a high school student, in FERRIS  BUELLER's DAY OFF (1986).

Aulophobia is an exaggerated or irrational fear of flutes.


Who was the first lawyer to become President?
John Adams 
He was our second president.


Where is the original “Zealand”?
The Netherlands

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

Friday, September 18, 2020

Friday Fun



What did the left eye say to the right eye?
Between you and me something smells.



Why do you tell actors to ‘break a leg’.
Because every play has a cast.



Why did the nurse need a red pen at work?
In case she needed to draw blood.



Growing up, I was really jealous of my best friend. His grandmother lived in a two story house which he went over to visit quite often.

My grandmother lived in a one story house.

The only story I ever heard was "The Little Engine That Could”.

That is all for today.
I hope you smiled.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

I Have Some New Favorite Things

There's this... - the Youtube video... 

I have tried and tried to put it (the YouTube video) on this blog post - to no avail. 😟
 Well, click HERE to hopefully go to the YouTube site.

Here it is (just the picture).

I am so frustrated that you can't go directly to it.

Maybe I'll try again (and again) to let you see it.

Our dear friend, Barris, who happens to be a wonderful counselor, has a new CD/DVD out. It is very interesting - in this day and time.

As for his being a wonderful counselor, I went to him in the mid 90's (every week for several months) - and was helped immensely. I was thinking he might help with my insomnia - and other issues...He SO HELPED ME - BEYOND WHAT I THOUGHT - and he has helped me EVEN TO THIS VERY DAY (in 2020).  REALLY.  (Contact me if you need more info on Dr. Barris.)

This recent production he's produced is AMAZING.
(Again, click HERE for it.)
Enjoy it.
Learn from it.
Let it resonate within you.


Here's a totally different favorite thing... on a totally different level.
It has to do with peppers!! (If you know me you know that I love hot peppers! (Even in my old age! I have trouble with broccoli, but not peppers! - I'm a Lower Rio Grande Valley Girl.)

Here's a video you have to watch.
The man eating the peppers is a long time friend. I mean, A LONG TIME FRIEND. He's really family!

 Can you see it???
Maybe you can click HERE for it.

I so want you to see it.

(I'll keep trying, okay?)

Here is Jesse and his wife Kristin a few years ago with Sam and me.

Well, that's all today.

I hope all these videos and that picture came through on my blog.
You'd think I would know all about blogging -  but, well, when it comes to computer-stuff I'm still not too savvy.

See you later.

What contiguous

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Trivia Tuesday

 This oil painting, “Dogs Playing Poker” is just one of a group of 16 oil paintings made by C.M. Coolidge to advertise Brown & Bigelow Cigars. All the paintings anthropomorphize dogs, depicting them in a variety of daily activities. These paintings are famous more for their original topic than for the technique used to create them.


Where is the longest continuous sidewalk in the U.S.? Tampa, Florida


What small savory pie was originally cooked for tin miners in South West England who needed a filling, easily held workman's lunch that could be eaten in the mines? 

Cornish pastries


Country flags of the world include many colors. Ever wonder which is the least seen color on flags? The answer to that question would be purple.



The state vegetable of Oklahoma is… a watermelon??? While watermelon is considered a fruit in most other places, in the state of Oklahoma it's considered a vegetable (a member of the cucumber family).


Human ears never stop growing. Never. Bones and muscle stop, but not cartilage. Cartilage cells divide more as we age. That is why ears and noses continue to grow as we get older and our bodies shrink.


This very day - Sept. 15 - my hubby is joining me in being 68 years young!

This picture was taken decades ago - when he was in the Middle East on an archeological dig.
He looks pretty cute, huh?
(He was in Turkey in that picture.)


 In 1960, Chile experienced the largest earthquake ever recorded. This earthquake reached a 9.5 on the Richter Scale.


It's been determined that one tenth of a second is the amount of time it takes to form a "first impression".

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

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Old Shows

I've had some free time of late.
I won't apologize for it.

Here are some shows I've watched and my reviews of them:


LEAVE IT TO BEAVER- It is a really heart-warming show. No big laughs, but some warm feelings.

 I LOVE LUCY- It IS funny. I laughed out loud a few times. 


GILLIGAN'S ISLAND: Well, it is cute. Really silly, but cute.


MY THREE SONS: Heartwarming and cute. (I always liked Robbie - Don Grady.)


HOGAN'S HEROES: Interesting idea. My in-laws liked this show, so I gave it some serious thought. It IS funny, even though it is about PowWows in Nazi Germany.


GREEN ACRES: I found it kind of silly. (I remember my Daddy liked it, but he liked farm life.)


HIGHWAY PATROL: Ha. Not a comedy for sure, but I remember Broderick Crawford in it.  Not bad, but I like 30 minutes shows, which it was.

 MASH: Funny. Kind of Liberal. The first part of the episode didn't have canned laughter. That last part did, which was interesting.  Still, I liked it.


THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW: Heartwarming. Barney always made (makes) me laugh. Who is a Barney of 2020? I need him. 


That's all.

You can tell me of old shows you'd recommend.



Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Trivia Tuesday

You probably know these things (except the last one).

Where were cars invented?

Where did fondue originate? 

It has been calculated that the Harry Potter book series has been translated into over 70 languages.

J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, wrote the last chapter of the last book seven years before the first book ever hit bookstores.

On August 31,1803 Lewis and Clark started their expedition to the west by leaving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Where is sticking out your tongue a common greeting?

What is both the largest and deepest natural lake in Colorado?
Grand Lake

Which state has the most museums per capita?

What is the most harvested fruit in the world?
Yes. It IS considered a fruit.
 My grandmother Jennie (Daddy's mother) used to freeze it and eat it
- like a peach!!

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

Lordy Lordy, Look Who's Forty!!!

It's Cap!!! His mother was my identical twin, so he is MORE than a nephew to me. And he was (is) the first grandchild of my parents (and...