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For Fun Monday, Janis has taken the reins, hosting!! She asks of us to tell a little about favorite TV shows [what we watch, what we plan to watch with the new season coming up in the Fall 2009]. Excellent idea!!!!!! I'm going to enjoy reading what others will tell me!! I'm not much of a TV viewer unless it's professional sports. I have only access to the teams in Texas mostly, I faithfully watch the two baseball teams, Houston Astros and when Astros aren't playing, I try to find the Texas Rangers' games. Tho, personally I'm a National Leaguer...which means the Astros. I also watch, when I can, the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks [those two, I was privileged to see in person during the seasons AND follow them during Spring Training in Tucson ---Rockies at Reid Park ballpark, and the D'Backs at TEP ballpark when we lived there...and traveling to Tucson during the school's Spring Vacation for the Rockies before retiring and leaving Colo
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[For My Unconscious Mutterings ...scroll down a bit!] what are your most common nicknames? Mom, Gramma and Sweet Cheeks [not necessarily in that order] what is today's weather? Today Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 90s inland... in the mid 90s coast. Southwest winds around 10 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon. » Tonight Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s inland...in the mid 70s coast. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming light. where did go on vacation this year? ...permanent vacation at home. what did you do there? where did you stay? what job do you do? describe where you live. Corpus Christi is a coastal city in the South Texas region of the U.S. state of Texas. The county seat of Nueces County. From Latin, the city's name is Bo
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click either button to join Photo Hunt : SURPRISE Just outside of Phoenix Arizona's city limits, to the north and west by approximately 10-15 minutes, is a place called Sun City...where retirees live. We, at one time, had thoughts of retiring there. Instead we chose Tucson since it wasn't as large as Phoenix. Within this area is a city [suburb of Phoenix] called Surprise! Yes, Surprise, Arizona. Surprise is also home to a few pro baseball Spring Training facilities [another plus for me since I love baseball]. Now, I think the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers train here. This 'sign' is at the city's boundaries if I remember correctly. The category again is very vague....a blogger could come up with so much for the word "Surprise". Don't you think? And to my surprise this morning....it rained!! Yesterday about 4 PM...it started thundering!!! Yippee. Tho it rained about 30 minutes, very lightly, it rained!!! And last night while
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CLICK EITHER BUTTON to join First, Friday's Show n Tell. Below that is my Flash 55 and added below that is a little scientific hypotheses indulgence of mine today..... These three clay receptacles we purchased one day we drove from Tucson, Arizona USA to Nogales, Old Mexico and shopped. For me it was always a lot of fun to walk through the old towns and peruse the shops. Most of them are outdoors, where they sell their wares. And the best part of my shopping for fun is how you can bargain with the hawkers. They'll sometimes come up to you when they see you looking through their inventory...and they'll tell you in broken English [sometimes speaking fluently!] their price. Sometimes I would shake my head 'no' and continue to walk around...they'll follow and say "How much?" Then, I would always knock off about 30% of what they originally told me...then, again give a negative motion and say "I'll take it for....then, tell them 50% of
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Click to Join Click to Join CAUTIONARY NOTE I left in my comments Thursday Thunks 1st... 1. Have you ever played Bullsh!t ? Ho boy....no, but it sounds kinda crappy?!! Where does this take place? In a bull's domain? [that's as clean as I can make it!!] Maybe a bull pen? I call dibs on Derek Jeter!!! [and since there is really a game of that name....I'll go for the Egyptian version....they're very mysterious and exotic, don't you think?] 2. A dog licks you on your face. Are you disgusted or thinking it was sweet? Definitely sweet!! I've always been a slobbery kinda lover. [oh get your mind outta the gutter!] Addendum for those that are turned green by the thought: "Dogs mouths tend to be open a great deal of the time. More air circulates through the mouth and tounge it kills most microbes and bacteria that like darker, damper conditions. They also dont eat the crap we do, they dont get as much stuff stuck in there teeth. If they only
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Click either button to Join I did not find enough time Tuesday to complete my trilogy of Botanic Garden photos...the 3rd You Tube. It was a quiet day and not a busy one...not until Bud bought me a new digital camera that is. It's a 24x zoom lens...he also bought the reader and a memory chip for me. When I emailed my friend in Denmark, and told her in order to operate this camera, I'm going to need to take a college course in "Camera", I was kidding of course, but...lordy there are so many buttons, and gadgets on this. I was bloggled out of my mind by late afternoon and didn't get a chance to make the last of my week-long [3 day] videos. I'll post them as photos only; instead of a slide show for Outdoor Wednesday, here...also it'll be my Wordful Wednesday....it's just as well, I guess. As I've said so many times....the lakes and ponds around the city are drying up to a drastic low level OR completely dry. And the Gardens, once you get aw
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Join Here and Join Here [there are several shots here with Ruby Reds] This is the 2nd slide show You Tube movie [link] I have made for this tour... Steam...as in Steam Heat!! Steam bath!! I looked up in Google to try and find a photo of this to depict it....to get me a little 'header' graphic. Nada, zilch. But I did find the little ditty on " Handbook for Heating and Ventilating Engineers by James David Hoffman, Benedict Frederick Raber (1913) "Suggestions for Exhist steam heat , Apr. 7, 1904, p. 332. An Improved steam heat . ... A Unique Low Pressure steam heat . Apparatus, Feb. 1909, p. 38. ..." Then, just below this it read OTHER SOURCES OF STEAM HEAT....well, I got one for ya. It's called Corpus Christi!! Yep, definitely a source of steam heat these days. Tho historically the area is in the deepest drought since records have been kept...it's still STEAMY!! The Gulf gives us that. The temps climb to near 100 degrees by midday and th
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I forgot all about playing along with Fun Monday last week. I apologize to our previous hostess...L'il Mouse. Today tho, Faye, at Summit Musings is our friend who came up with our prompt this week, for Fun Monday. I really wasn't sure this would suffice, but I thought I'd give it a go. Today, her subject suggested about learning...since school around our nation is beginning in a lot of areas. I loved school...well, most of it . From the learning [except for history back then, now I love it] , to having a new relationship with friends that I lost contact with over the summer...applying myself to the extra curriculum sports and all. After I graduated, that's when I really started striving to learn all I can in a lifetime...I learned to take control more. I consider myself a self-learner. I taught myself to read music, and then moved on and taught myself to play the guitar and piano. I have always loved to draw....even when I was working outside the home in