Wednesday, September 30, 2020

I need to chuckle...


A guy asks a music store owner what the difference is between a violin and a fiddle.

"Well," the store owner replied, "when I buy it it's a fiddle. When I sell it, it's a violin."


A father saw his son out in the backyard cleaning their homemade swing, a rubber tire hanging by a rope from a tree branch. The son was hosing it down, wiping it off, dusting out the inside.

The puzzled father went outside and said, “Son, I thought you were playing on the golf course with your friends this afternoon?”

"I was," replied the boy. "But the golf instructor said I needed to improve my swing.”

A man and his wife were sitting in the living room discussing a Living Will

"Just so you know, I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug."
His wife got up, unplugged the TV and threw out all the beer.


A guy was admitted into a hospital with eight plastic horses in his stomach...

His condition is now stable.

How can a man go eight days without
sleeping ?
      * No problem, he sleeps at night.



That is all for now!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Trivia Tuesday

In 1943, Ignacio Anaya, a Mexican restaurant owner, found himself in a bad predicament. His cook was missing, food needed to be prepared, so he improvised and put together a bunch of different ingredients. Voila… he created nachos. His new dish became popular and caught on.


What Norwegian painting did Smithsonian magazine call “a Mona Lisa for our time”? 
The Scream


It takes hugging a person more than 20 seconds for a person's body to release the chemical hormone 'Oxytocin'. Oxytocin is also known as the love hormone.

What 1975 movie was the first film to earn $100 million at the U.S. box office? JAWS



What John Carpenter Film was originally titled “The Babysitter Murders”? HALLOWEEN



Many Irish surnames have the prefix of 'O' or 'Mac'. The surname 'Mac' means "son of" while 'O' means "descendant of”.

Here's Conan O'Brien

And here's Norm MacDonald


The STOP sign was invented 1915 in Michigan .Stop signs originated in Michigan in 1915. The first ones had black lettering on a white background and were 24 by 24 inches (61 cm × 61 cm), somewhat smaller than the current sign.

Theodore Roosevelt was the only U.S. president to deliver an inaugural address without using the word "I". Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower tied for second place, using "I" only once in their inaugural addresses.


In his second debate with Democrat Jimmy Carter, broadcast from San Francisco on Oct. 6, 1976, President Gerald Ford stumbled by saying: 

Jaws dropped at the line, which Time magazine soon dubbed "The Blooper Heard Round the World."

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

Monday, September 28, 2020

Being negative and positive


I usually I am a positive person - well, on the outside. Inside I can be majorly hard on myself and wonder 'why did I say that? or do that?, etc., etc.'

 So there's that.

But this blog post actually is NOT about my inner and outer life. (I was trying to make an interesting intro. 😉)


This post is about COVID!!

For the last 3 weeks Sam has had some symptoms of Covid. He was tested in the midst of those symptoms and tested negative. Long story short, he was tested again last week and found out Friday morning he was positive. 
It was somewhat of a shock. And yet, somewhat of a relief. Well, because he is feeling better and thinking he is at the end of it. And it wasn't as horrible as it could have been.  (All that was kind of confirmed by his doctor friend down in Temple (Baylor Scott and White) whom Sam confers with about any ailment. Plus Dr. Dan Smith is basically Sam's primary care physician. 

 Anyway, Sam and I have been living quarantined lives from each other for a while. When he was feeling sick he moved into the guest room and I stayed in the master bedroom.  I'd prepare his meals and put them on a table in the living that he would get when I left the room.
When he tested negative he moved back into the master bedroom, and we acted like normal people. 

WELL, when he tested positive we got back into our quarantine routine away from each other, which is where we are at now.


As for me I am negative (as of Saturday) but will take another test at the end of the week. I've had no symptoms, except for a itchy rash on my neck, but that could be anything. 

I wrote this blog post because I was on FB with some of you dear people and let our Covid story out.

You may very likely have your own Covid story. I hope you don't, but if you do I hope it is not horrific, like some folks' experience.

Sam and I have been more hunkered than most folks these several months, but he has rheumatoid arthritis (which is NOT just arthritis!), so that meant he needed to be careful. Plus we are now in our late 60's. (I had to reread that for it to sink in. I feel 50!) And so we have been super careful. Ah, but evidently not careful enough!!

Be safe out there.
And yeah, you can live your life out in the world - BUT BE SAFE!!!

And don't judge me for being super safe, okay?
Not that you would judge me, but you might!!!

I better close this monologue.

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.

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!!

Trivia Tuesday

He was nominated on five occasions but Mahatma Gandhi NEVER won the Nobel Peace Prize. Where will you find an annual hair-freezing contest? ...