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So, One Reporter Said to the Other....

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I got LOL [Lots of Laughs] reading these the other day, so I thought I share some of what I thought were the best.  No copyright infringement intended.  These are NOT my photos; found throughout the internet on several different pages. courtesy of looneyfun.com courtesy Toronto Star [1996] courtesy teamliquid.net courtesy of looneyfun.com Only in America ......do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters. courtesy of you-can-be-funny.com courtesy stupidheadlines.com ...more from various websites: Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead Joint Committee Investigates Marijuana Use Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them! THE WORD GULLIBLE IS NOT IN THE DICTIONARY!!

Before Prozac, there was quilting...

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...and this'll end up being a long recitation, I'm sure-- Last week, I posted that I finished my afghan sized Halloween Quilt. And I titled that post "...the wicked quilt is done"! To be honest I was never more happy to call it quits!! You see, I truthfully haven't sewn anything since our kids were young and still at home. And our youngest has been gone from home since 1994. If my math is correct that is just shy of the 20 year mark since I've really attempted any large project with the sewing machine. One thing, I did remember how to thread the machine. LOL -- that part was just like learning how to ride a bike; once you master it you never forget. Okay, so it was considered by me a colossal challenge. I knew when I bought the first cute panel of a cute witch, I was in for the long haul. It just took me about 10 years to finally build up the courage and get it back out of storage and begin. For years I had it in my mind to just make a simp

Wild Thing....I think I love you...

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NATURE NOTES and Wild Bird Wednesday hosted by Michelle and Stewart...see sidebar There are plenty of days Bud and I go out in search of a new found bird, and the hours outdoors trying to spot a certain species brings home nothing on the camera that has any feathers at all! If I'm out and about walking through parks or trailways, and if it's been a quiet hour or two, I tend to focus my camera on other subjects seen. For instance wildflowers... ...or perhaps different wild things... This is a Southern Leopard Frog. Also "spotted" at the park where the wildflowers were. Still no birds were seen , I heard them, but can't find 'em. Wait!!... ...aha! Here's one on the power line!! Oh, and another one; at the tree top.... The lemony yellow breast and the slate gray of the Western Kingbird makes an attractive bird to be sure. And their pretty song is always so pleasant a melody to hear. - - -***- - - HODGEPODGE hosted by Joyce...see side

Some Poetic Justice...

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A Minor Bird by Robert Frost - American Poet I have wished a bird would fly away, And not sing by my house all day; Have clapped my hands at him from the door When it seemed as if I could bear no more. The fault must partly have been in me. The bird was not to blame for his key. And of course there must be something wrong In wanting to silence any song. Have you ever had to interpret the meaning of a line or a short story or perhaps a poem in class or maybe participating in a book club?  I remember one time in Junior High School, the teacher had us read a story then write a paper of what it meant.  And I received a D- on my paper 'cause what I deciphered from the author's words was "WRONG".  How I wanted back then to argue my point.  But I was one who was raised to respect my elders and those in control.  How I wish I would have done so tho, only because when you read anything, it's what and HOW you understand in your own thoughts.  I wasn't wrong i

Ding Dong the Quilt is done...the wicked Quilt is DONE!!

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I read local news: "Because the snake was dangerous/poisonous, it was killed. Altho, animal control in this area does release non-poisonous snakes back into the wild." Read More/Watch News Video... While the animal control officers were attempting the snake's capture, it sprayed venom on one of their uniform shirts!! Thing is, the rattlesnake was spotted on local property UNDER the property owner's BIRD FEEDER!! Yikes...and I go out every morning and fill the feeders in OUR yard. I think I will relegate the task to Bud...ya, pass that chore onto him from this day forward!!! [kidding] When your pet bird sees you reading the newspaper, does he wonder why you're just sitting there, staring at carpeting? YOU KNOW YOU'RE HAVING A BAD DAY WHEN...The bird singing outside your window is a vulture. Brant Dunlin [BIRDS in BOLD ] - Private Investigator: I was in the Condor Club and right next to me there were two chicks , a raven -haired beauty and a redh

Port A Jetty...

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WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY and Nature Notes We drove to the islands this past week to spend the morning away from home and to get away from my quilting project for a bit. I needed some 'time out' time!! Packing our 'heat'...no, not slang for a gun, but it's used to shoot!---pictures that is, we first stopped at our birding refuge; one of our usual stops on the island, and spotted terns, seagulls, ducks, bitterns, and roseate spoonbills. Then we drove to the Port's Ship Channel and walked along the jetty only to stop and watch the boating and shipping activities for the day. Several large cargo and tanker ships were in line waiting to be piloted into the channel on their way to the Port of Corpus Christi. I try to figure out by the depth [ship's ballast] of how deep the ship is laying in the water and guess if the ship is loaded with cargo/oil/fuel or if it's empty and there to get cargo from the waiting train loads [or trucks] at the port. If the

....Raking in the Chips

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A long, long, long, LONG time ago, as Bud and I made a habit of staying up to watch Johnny Carson's Late Night Show, we so often bring up the subject of our favorite segments. Mine are usually dealing with Mr. Carson and all the animals [wild and tame] that were brought on stage with him. Many-a-times when we are eating lunch or a light dinner of sandwiches and chips, we discuss the 'potato chip lady'. Do any of you remember that one particular program? A woman collected potato chips of all things. In all different shapes. And she had them named too. I think my most favorite one she had shown was the one shaped like Bob Hope, and it really LOOKED like Bob Hope! [you can see the chip and others in her collection from this video link ]. I had a most difficult time finding this since so many were not available on You Tube any more. Because of copyright issues, and I can't understand why this one actually showed up, but to not infringe on a copyright I only share

Reflecting...

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WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY and Nature Notes The bay area really close to where we live was so glass-like the other day, it made for great reflections!!! [back] - black necked stilt * [front] seagull [left to right] - tri colored heron, black necked stilt & seagull seagulls and tri-colored heron tri-colored heron WEDNESDAY HODGEPODGE 1. My daughter earned her Master's Degree this past weekend [Our Hodgepodge hostess, Joyce's daughter] ... what's something you've 'mastered' in recent weeks or months? I've mastered the art of collecting more fat cells without changing my diet habits!! It's the heart meds. Makes sense doesn't it? To keep a healthy heart, you should maintain a healthy weight for your height...but being 'put on' a R x for heart rate and high blood pressure, the weight magically appears. Go figure. 2. What song most reminds you of your childhood? My mother always sang this to her grandkids [I was a young