Monday, September 16, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

If you know the name of Batman's butler. . . .

. . . but you don't know the last name of the first person to break the four minute mile, this may be for you.

Questions most college students can't answer.

Who is this a picture of?

PS, I got five out the last questions correct.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Thought to ponder for the day. . .

How does a turtle swat a fly?


Photo from a friend.

'Wild' - A long walk back to one's self.

Just finished reading this. A good book about finding one's way back after a great loss and heart break.

Reads part adventure book (she hiked the Pacific Crest Trail mostly alone) and part reclamation of a life in turmoil.

Very well written mixing flashbacks and hardships (and good things) while hiking the trail.

It was an Oprah choice book, and Reese Witherspoon has optioned it for a movie.

I would like to know what happened to several of the people mentioned in the book, but that is not to be. Cheryl probably doesn't know either.

A very good read.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Labor Day weekend plus - or - return to bountiful

 A Labor Day weekend with good weather just called for a couple of pool parties, one of which required a good spread of food. . . .
. . . lots of time spent outside playing and doing yard work. . . .

. . . garden at grandma's still doing well . .
 . . . grandma shoulder deep in the tomatoes . . .
 . . . who would have thought okra would have such a pretty flower. . .
 . . . tomatoes have finally started coming into their own. . .
. . . "the Okra is as high as an elephants eye, and it looks like it's climbing clear up to the sky,"


who knows what movie that's from?



Well Okrahoma of course! . . .
 . . . grandma posing with the produce. . .
 . . . really, does anyone want some okra? . . .
 . . . saved a couple of plants for the young one to pick tomatoes from . . .
 . . . that lasted till the first itchy plant and possibility of bugs . . .
 . .  so instead she helped mom plant some flowers along grandma's front walk . . .
 . . . then watering. . .
 . . . okra wasn't the only thing budding . . .
. . . so was the artist in her. . . .

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

We Won!!!!!!

I don't ever win anything. Well, unless you consider me winning the hand of my lovely wife.

But normally I don't win things. I have never won a car, or the lottery. No free vacations or cases of wine or beer. Nothing, ever.

I don't enter very many things and I don't play the lottery, so that could have something to do with it.

But a week or so ago I sent daughters photo in to a contest at our local steak house and it got picked for their Facebook page for week five (one of several I might add).

So free steak for daddy this week!

I think I found my little lucky charm.