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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 12:01 A.M. RUBY TUESDAY post below Heads or Tails....or CLICK HERE Join Here TOOL Long long time ago, I had one of these. Not quite a 'fancy smanchy' one like this tho. Thing is, I've always enjoyed looking for unusual rocks as I go walking. I found a really NEAT 'rock' on Corpus' North Shore when we vacationed here years ago. Yes, I packed it in my suitcase [it is medium sized -about the size of a small cantaloupe...and VERY heavy] and it came back home with me. It was long before airport security. LOL Anyway, I always knew it was a piece of some kind of petrified wood. It still has the 'bark'. And I still have it! Yep, you got that right...I moved it with me. The rock/wood is back home again. LOL Perhaps, in its native land. Okay, so thing is, I began getting curious about the petrified wood that I so lovingly packed a few times. It's been outdoors in our yard. And I see it as I do yard work. Now
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Monday, June 29th, 2009 6:05 A.M. Church Lady has graciously accepted the hosting for this week's Fun Monday. She asks us to show the purse we carry with us [or for men...their wallets] --and then to show the stuff inside the purse. Well, first off so many mentioned that we did this before, and in my way of thinking...no matter if we DID do it before for Monday, there are always newbies, or ones that haven't done it yet before. So...I think it's excellent. And I'm pleased she came up with the idea... Now, for my purse. Check it out... X See the red ex? That is my whole photo...In other words, I never carry a purse. Well, let me correct myself. The only time I do carry a purse is when we go to functions like concerts and I want to 'hide' my camera in the lining. Yep, I do do that. When the ticket stubs say "No Cameras"...I hide my digital in the lining of the purse. I'll put my cellphone in the purse and then the keys and my d
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Sunday, June 28th, 2009 4:50 A.M. To view only my Unconscious Mutterings, CLICK HERE Join Here A – An advantage you have – Being a senior citizen...there are quite a few quirks with the age I am at right now. B – Blue or brown eyes – kinda bloodshot red right now...but if you look closer, BLUE C – Chore you hate – Let's put it this way....there really isn't a chore I LIKE!! D – Dad’s name – I knew him and always called him...DAD [never was on a first name basis with him] E – Essential start of your day – After my morning routine, right? It'd be Blogging F – Favorite color – Purple G – Greatest thing you’ve ever done that made you feel really good – I don't think I've ever done anything in the category of GREAT. But, in recent past, being bold enough to walk up to the Secret Service and ask to see [campaigner] President Obama and then ask for his autograph and getting it...made me feel really good. H – Habit you have – more of an obsess
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Saturday, June 27th, 2009 5:10 A.M. Join Here PHOTO HUNT 2009 THEMES FLAG From a blog post of mine from a long, long time ago [March, 2007 to be exact]...a 'flag'. Which to some [ME!], they are iris. My mom and mother in law both used to call iris, 'flags'. It's the first thing I thought of this morning when I read the prompt for the week....flags...iris. "Flag (Iris) - Beautiful bulbous or tuberous plants numerous in kind and wonderfully varied in beauty. The plants are for the most part hardy, and have much diversity of habit and color, varying in height from a few inches to 6 feet. They may be conveniently divided into two classes—those with bulbous roots, which are now called Xiphions, and those (the greatest number) with creeping stems." Does anyone really know how they [ the iris plant ] came about being called 'flags' ? - - - Military miniature flags...flying from our bookshelves in the computer room [U S Navy-hubby's &
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For Friday's Flash Fiction 55 , scroll down, or CLICK HERE Friday, June 26th, 2009 5:41 A.M. Join Here My show n tell this week isn't really anything that needs to be explained. It's a ceramic Tea For One [teapot/teacup]...with a Frog in a lily pond. Take notice of the 'rest of his body' after you take the teapot off the cup. [2nd photo] Kinda like, he's under water? That's my impression. ...End Show n Tell COMMENT HERE if you want to skip the rest of my Friday Blogging. <><><> For Want of a Nail Did you have something that was so pounded in your head when you were a kid that it stuck in your brain for decades? Many many times as I grew up, when I thought that I was smarter than the average adult...you remember how 'stupid' your parents were when you were a teen, right?...my little ego that was too big for my britches. My dad used to recite a proverb/rhyme to me to show me that my ego would get in the wa
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Thursday, June 25th, 2009 3:00 A.M. For Thursday Thunks , scroll down below Thursday 13, or CLICK HERE View More Thursday Thirteen Participants Today marks the 133rd 'anniversary' of a day in history that the Native Americans took a stand. And had victory. Many deaths, but...in my way of thinking, tho there were fatalities, it was a victory for a short while...If you know your American history, the Native Americans were gravely cheated by the United States Government. I'm not so sure that I too would want revenge if I were of the Sioux Nation. Afterall, if you think about it....they were trying to protect their land. Some land was sacred. Protecting their people and countryside from any harm is what wars are. They too, in a way, were all but patriots of their own right. And you have to give 'em that!! I still, to this day , think that the Native Americans are being cheated by their own government. There are still reservations [tho, it pleases me to no
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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 3:00 A.M. ...and... Click either button to Join In downtown Corpus Christi, on the famed Water Street, there is a section of the city devoted to music celebrities that are in some way, closely associated with South Texas. Here at the Water Street Market there is a South Texas Music "Walk of Fame". Just as Hollywood, California has the Walk of Fame near the historic Mann's Chinese Theater...Los Angeles, we too have something in common with Hollywood. LOL. Bud and I walked around the area a few days back and I took the cellphone out and shot all the 'stars' I could find. Some are quite hidden. There are, in the area, restaurants, gift shops, and outdoor seating/eating. It's quaint. The metal art sculptures add a special touch [tho, I think some are quite gaudy!] to the ambiance. Personally, I've only heard of just a handful of these music celebs. Kris Kristoffersen [from Brownsville, Texas], Freddy Fender [from
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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 5:50 A.M. RUBY TUESDAY post below Heads or Tails.... Join Here TAILS - "Summertime memory" Since this is TAILS your summertime memory needs to be a real memory of yours. It can be from last week, five years ago, a childhood memory, etc. - - - Each and every summer when my parents were alive and our kids were young, they'd make a special effort to have a summertime evening of making homemade ice cream..... We'd have the real heavy cream, rock salt, the ice cream maker [hand held crank], table salt for flavoring, sugar, along with tons of vanilla, eggs. Mom had spent all day cooking and preparing fresh strawberry syrup from the strawberries in their garden, and dad would make his famous homemade hot fudge. From the freezer there'd be broken bits of black walnuts from their tree the season prior. As our kids grew, each summer they'd look forward to having that special evening with my parents and that homemade ice cream. I
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Monday, June 22nd, 2009 5:20 A.M. My Post Today is Long!....It's More Politicking...again Our hostess this week wants us to choose one entree that, if a dream come true, it'd be without calories/cholesterol/diet points...what would it be? And then, do the same for a dessert. I did protest tho. I could list at least 100 things each. What a dream that would be, huh? Okay, just one. I'll work on it. The dessert would be easy....PIES!! Fruit pies...tart, sweet, fruity, blueberry, cherry, apple, lemon....any fruit pie. Let me at 'em!!! For the entreé, it would be a toss up. These two are absolute something I could NOT turn away from at any given time.... I've had pizza in just about every large city in the United States...from old deep dish in the greater Chicago area, to the west coast and east coast delis. Even had pizza in Old Mexico made with Goat Cheese. [ewwwwww!] But I swear, I always love going here for take out orders...it's got the bes
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Sunday June 21st, 2009 4:45 A.M. --To skip my complete Sunday chat & photos blog, AND view only my Unconscious Mutterings, CLICK HERE --OR to view only my Sunday Stealing Meme post CLICK HERE <><><> [Bud says it's a caracara, I think it's much too large for being a caracara! More a bald eagle size ---we were about 1/4 mile away from him. The Southern Caracara has a striped breast...this was too solid in color. Look to the bottom, left center --taken from the car/road] Yesterday morning, before sunrise, Bud and I drove about 30 miles from home and crossed into the National Park....Padre Island National Seashore. It was a most beautiful drive! No one on the highway, and when we got to the visitor's center [of course being so early everything was closed] and parked...we walked to the seashore. Best thing ever!-----no one was on the shore either! We had the whole Gulf Coast to ourselves! When I woke up Saturday morning it was 84 degr