Monday, March 20, 2017

Unconscious Mutterings: Week 737



Mutterings for the week of March 19th. Unconscious Mutterings is hosted by LunaNiña. And here we go....
  1. Describe :: explain, report
  2. Blast :: dynamite; good times
  3. Scratch :: itch; Spring (I do a lot of scratching in the Spring ); also "cooking from scratch" (which I don't do a lot of, any time of year )
  4. Limber :: yoga
  5. Spring :: scratch (see above)
  6. Ridiculous :: ludicrous (not the hip-hop star — I think he's spelled differently )
  7. Commute :: work, traffic, travel, back and forth
  8. Aches :: and pains; teeth; joints; migraines (I know ALL about aches, my children )
  9. Tissue :: sneeze; Kleenex (I use Puffs, but still call them Kleenex )
  10. Frost :: what I hope we've seen the last of until next year!


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bluebonnet Blues

Well, here's my obligatory annual bluebonnet post.


Lonely bluebonnet and its shadow.

Every year we have a few bluebonnets come up on our property, and we get very excited. Texans LOVE their bluebonnets. But every year, the deer that roam around the area manage to gobble up every blossom — even though deer aren't supposed to like bluebonnets. Our deer have obviously developed a taste for the plants because they have completely denuded our place of anything remotely resembling a bluebonnet. Even this little beauty (possibly the last one we'll have) is gone now.

But it was lovely while it lasted.

Happy Sunday, everyone! And have a wonderful week.




Monday, March 13, 2017

Unconscious Mutterings: Week 736



Mutterings for the week of March 12th. Unconscious Mutterings is hosted by LunaNiña. And here we go....
  1. Acquired :: taste
  2. Helpless :: Neil Young 
  3. Pirate :: Captain Jack Sparrow
  4. "Hide the rum!"
  5. Itchy :: me (dry skin plus allergies to cedar, oak, dust, cats, peanuts; I scratch a lot)
  6. Neon :: Times Square, Deion Sanders 
  7. Primate :: mammal, us 
  8. Single :: solo, unattached, room for one, base hit
  9. Buffy:: Vampire Slayer (never saw the TV show, but the commercials have drilled it into my brain)
  10. Storage :: what we always need more of
  11. Unpacked :: suitcase, software, shipping crate



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Unconscious Mutterings: Week 735



Mutterings for the week of March 5th. Unconscious Mutterings is hosted by LunaNiña. And here we go....
  1. Birthday :: cake, party, another year shot to hell 
  2. Habitat :: for Humanity 
  3. Foil :: aluminum (though I still call it "tin foil")
  4. Drowsy :: wasn't he one of the Seven Dwarfs?
  5. Training :: teaching, coaching, indoctrination 
  6. Career :: employment, vocation, "My Brilliant..." (good movie, good book)
  7. Howard :: Hawks, Hughes, Stern, Fest (my cousin-in-law)
  8. Keyhole :: neckline (hmmm...definitely been leafing through too many old fashion mags)
  9. Secret :: I've Got A... (used to be one of my favorite quiz shows)
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  10. Garry Moore
    Bill Cullen, Jayne Meadows, Henry Morgan, Faye Emerson

  11. Camera :: Candid... (another old TV fave)
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Friday, March 3, 2017

SkyWatch Friday

Last night's sunset.






That teensy little white dot near the top of the photo is the moon.



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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Unconscious Mutterings: Week 734


Mutterings for the week of February 26th. Unconscious Mutterings is hosted by LunaNiña. I haven't done any muttering for a couple of weeks, so let's get started....
  1. Argue :: bicker, debate, disagree
  2. Surprise! :: OH NO!!! (I hate surprises)
  3. Telescope :: Galileo, stargazing 
  4. Shopping :: OH NO!!! (I hate shopping, except for book shopping at Amazon)
  5. Button :: OH NO!!! (I hate... wait there's a pattern developing here. But I really do prefer snaps or zippers.)
  6. Certifiable :: what I think I'm becoming
  7. Blind date :: never been on one
  8. Relationship :: Seinfeld (they were always talking about relationships on the show)
  9. Appreciation :: admiration, gratitude, increase in value
  10. Station :: radio, railroad, bus, class, rank; also convenience stores in Texas are called ice stations (do they call them that in other states?)

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