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Another Thursday...another trash talk!

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It's time for Trash Talk! DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has successfully launched a live monkey into space, the state news agency IRNA said on Monday, touting it as an advance in a missile and space program that has alarmed the West and Israel. Read More... Monkey Image of mine: taken at Brownsville, Texas' Gladys Porter Zoo Now, for the comments: Stephen posted: Wow! Only fifty years behind the rest of the world! Instead of repeating fifty years' worth of technology, couldn't they just read about it on Wikipedia? Meat posted: What the article doesn't mention is: they used a slingshot... RED neck WHITE trash BLUE posted: In other NEWS-Monkey sues Iran for PTSD Rane posted: just imagine the headline - 'Israel shoots Iranian Monkey in space' KG posted: I hope that monkey b!tch slapped the first turban it saw when they reopened the hatch. trickytrunk posted: so who think's the monkey

Winnie the POO

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...wordless connecting to: Jackie's Wordless Wednesday _ _ _ Wednesday Hodgepodge Joyce has these questions for us: 1. In the USA this coming Sunday millions will be watching as the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49's in the Superbowl. What was the last event you attended that could be described as super? A few years back we attended a political rally that got our adrenaline pumping! I love politics more than sports. What really throws me in a tizzy is this: Most Americans can strike up and be involved in a conversation dealing with sports, but can't keep up with what/who their country is about...that's a sad mentality. Why, even the majority of Americans call our government a Democracy...which it isn't; it's a Republic!!! 2. Share something you're a fan of these days? As in sports, or anything in general? Well, if you're asking about sports, the only one I'm really interested in is baseball. I am a fan of baseball.

Holiday 'leftovers'...

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Here I have Valentine decor up on my blog, and in the house a bit here and there, but this post is about leftover Christmas. Yes, 'tis true. I've neglected so many times to post about these little ditties, and while cleaning out the computer the last couple of weeks, I found these images that I shoulda shared a month ago, but too busy with company!! So today, indulge me a bit while I reminisce of the past holidays. After my sister and brother in law left to go back to Colorado, Bud and I went around town to see what items they had in a few of our favorite stores that were marked down. All Christmas items of course. Well, at Tuesday Morning, I found this cute little sweetie with its 'bulbous butt' sitting on the Clearance shelf; marked 50% off!! He's soft, squishy, and really cute. I fell in love with him the moment our eyes met. Love at first sight...all 20 inches of him!! And of course, added him to my ever growing, huge collection. I'll share with

...stopping at Oleander Point

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Recently I read online that our city's shoreline will have a new bronze statue erected at Oleander Point, an extension of Cole Park [along the city's bay shore, near the seawall and the downtown area]. Late in the afternoon, I loved the warm yellow glows of the sunlight, with the deep blue sky as a backdrop. While driving [or walking like we sometimes do] at the seawall on Shoreline Drive/Ocean Drive [the same street - but along the ritzy residential area it's Ocean Drive...while after arriving in the downtown area it changes its name to Shoreline Drive], you can see quite a few bronze statues along the way. Further along, there are fountains, a display that is spaced quite a distance apart which depicts the solar system and all the planets and sun], statues of swordfish, historical figures, airplanes, bird life. Not to mention some bizarre works, but I won't get into that. The artist's latest work of sculpture is entitled "The Wind Dancer". If you

It's such a pretty world today....

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Contemplating shadows in our back yard the other day, I took a photo of the shadows of the raised flower bed creating shadows on the lawn. I've had the upright bird feeders [4 on wrought iron] for about a year now. I'm trying a different approach since the only birds that show up 99% of the time are sparrows and white winged doves. I am hoping that with this addition on top of the wrought iron will attract different birds in our backyard. A birder that has blogged wonderful photos of birds from time to time, last week she had a great idea that I followed. She bought a splatter screen at the Dollar Store, an inexpensive grapevine wreath at Walmart and added to her creation different and colorful things birds like. Rebecca's was made to hang from a tree ---using twine for the hanger and a pine cone hanging from the top down to the center, covered with suet. Before I go to all the trouble [besides I didn't have enough jute to make it a hanging feeder...lol], I thoug

What a shippin' life this is!

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Today's photo challenge is KNITTED. Well, I'm gonna go out on a limb here and take the definition that is somewhat vague; as most would consider 'knitted' as something sewn by hand with yarns. But, something can also be knitted, as in "tied together". And my long shot would be that our city is a port city, which ties together the world...world of shipping and cargo!! Webster's dictionary defines knitted as such: to tie together, to link closely or cause to grow together. So, I share this: There never is a day that goes by around here, when we're out and about with our walking routine, where we don't see ship activity. Corpus being the 5th largest port in America, that stands to reason. If we're in the area of the Harbor Bridge, where the port of call is located, it never fails we see a huge tanker come in or leave...or perhaps a barge. There are always tug boats with pilots going out to meet the foreign ships and our country'

Word Fragments

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1] VULNERABLE [adjective: Exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally] - this past week, there was another shooting on a school campus. In Houston! And the campus was the college campus where my son teaches!!! I felt so vulnerable until I heard that he was okay and not at that campus. After finding out about the violent act, trying to get in touch with him, I could barely focus on the phone's contact list and click on his name...I was shaking like a leaf in a windstorm. 2] CURIOUS [adjective: Eager to know or learn something] - There have been a couple of plants I've spied while on our walking treks in the past that I photographed, without knowing what they were...I've been curious , and wanting a name to go with these photos. I found them, I think; feel free to correct me if you think I'm in error! One: Red Elderberry. I've seen these all over a certain area where we like to 'hit' when out looking f

It's time for some Trash Talk.

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It's once again time to laugh...laugh along with some of my unforgettable 'trash talk'. I find these articles and continue to be amazed at the stupidity of some, along with the quick wit and humor of others. So, without further ado, the next installment of the news of the recent past [for me personally, I just can't believe it's true] but here goes: GPS error [duh!!...y'think?]...A 67-year-old woman from Belgium learned that the hard way after she followed (faulty) directions from her GPS device. The woman only wanted to go about 90 miles from her hometown of Hainault Erquelinnes, Belgium, to pick up a friend at the Brussels train station. Her GPS device sent her about 900 miles to the south... read more Of course, the hilarious comments: Walt posted: In a related story: Women dies of starvation at Brussels train station waiting for her friend to pick her up. Reginald posted: I never want to hear another word about men not

Posting Wednesday's good stuff on Tuesday Afternoon!

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I'm running behind 'cause of the video of bird photos that I've been working on since Friday....it's done. Now, tomorrow morning I'll catch up with all of you ---sorry for the lack of participating in visiting everyone. On with the wordless and hodgepodge post then---- WORDLESS Foggy morning... connecting to: Jackie's Wordless Wednesday - - - HODGEPODGE Our fearless leader, Joyce, has these questions for us: 1. The popular saying, 'All is fair in love and war' is originally credited to English writer John Lyly. Is he right? I think so, personally. This idiom; it works for me. Altho, anyone can misconstrue the meaning and revise the saying: "Revenge never tasted so sweet" ---a classic example where you don't get mad, you get even; in a subtle way of course...hehehehe. Or, with the 'war' - I'm thinking WWII...our country had to retaliate the bombing of Pearl Harbor, right? Sometimes, being dece

Danger lurks in every nook & cranny...

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Boa Constrictor - his name is "Julius Squeezer" Poisonous Blue Dart Frog The male seahorse is equipped with a brood pouch on the ventral, or front-facing, side of the tail. When mating, the female seahorse deposits up to 1,500 eggs in the male's pouch. The male carries the eggs for 9 to 45 days until the seahorses emerge fully developed, but very small. Once the seahorses are released into the water, the male's role is done and he offers no further care and often mates again within hours or days during the breeding season. Well, I say...la, di dah!! Tree Boa All these photos were taken during our tour of the Texas State Aquarium back in December of 2012. It's a great place to visit and you can easily spend hours here; there is so much to see. Some of the exhibits are 'hands on' for educational purposes, but these above are all enclosed in terrariums and aquariums...safe for those little hands. connecting to: Blue Monday Monday Mellow Yellows

Scavenger Hunt

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This week's prompts are: Basket, Park, Auto, Recycle, People Watching BASKET... PARK... AUTO... RECYCLE... PEOPLE WATCHING... two from restaurants...what can I say; we go out to eat a lot.  :o) connecting to: Scavenger Hunt Sunday

It moved...it's alive!!

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Well I did, finally, finish composing all the bird photos yesterday afternoon. At least getting them framed and some with a watercolor effect. Now, it's going through all of them [I'm gonna use about 250] named/titled. That'll be next week's project. I know for a fact, there are a few that are UFB [unidentified flying birds], so I'll have to get out my handy dandy guide and see if I can find what they are. After they're named, I will then get the DVD maker out and begin making the movie to watch on the TV. HANS SUTER WILDLIFE REFUGE... a Bird HAVEN. Speaking of birds, Thursday, Bud and I took a couple hours out of the day to get outside since it warmed up nicely and the sun broke through the dreary grayness. We drove to a city park reserve and walked to spot some birds along the feeder canal that goes into the bay. Now one particular bird, the night heron, if we ever do see them in the bush during the day, they're all asnooze and oblivious to wha

Fragmented thoughts & autobio...

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first, the Fragments... Past weekend, woke up early to a balmy 74 degrees F outside, clear skies. Within two hours the temp had dropped 24 degrees and clouds rolled and boiled, bringing in a cold front, and just a drizzling of moisture. And then, Thursday morning....woke up to a freeze warning...tho, our yard's low was 37 degrees. I think I jinxed the playoff favorites of mine...Neither the Denver Broncos nor the Houston Texans won. Bummer The last two episodes of NCIS have blown me away!! Especially the Tuesday before this week...whoa. So unexpectedly poignant... Cote de Pablo should be nominated for an emmy for that episode. Seriously. I need to bake something. A pie sounds good. Photo work on the DVD project is moving along more slowly than anticipated. Not too much is being accomplished. And here I thought it'd be a simple project...but no, it took me a couple of days just to find appropriate music to save so I can upload it later. LOL I'm taki