Random Dozen Meme

I stole this meme from Barbara.  Melli did, too.  Only Melli says she got the meme from Barbara who got it from Susanne who got it from Linda. Where ever it came from, here it is:

The Random Dozen Meme

1. When you go to Wowmart, what one thing do you get every single time, besides a funky-wheeled squeaking cart full of frustration?
Usually lunch at Wendy’s, because it’s right next door! 😉

2. What is something that people are currently “into” that you just don’t get or appreciate?
Okay, I have no trouble with Facebook, itself, but what’s with all those cutesy add-ons? Most of them suck up time and energy and provide no value. So please, stop sending me hugs and throwing food at me and buying me flowers or whatever because I’ve decided I am finished with all the nonsense! You want to catch me up on your life, fine. You want to catch me upside my virtual head with a virtual pie, I’m virtually not interested.

3. What is something that really hoists your sail that other people might feel “ho-hum” about?
PUNS! I love puns.

4. Favorite song to sing in the shower or car?
Usually whatever hymn is playing in my head.

5. A really great salad must have this ingredient:
Blue cheese! Dill weed. Spinach. Purple onions. Sunflower seeds.

6. Advice in a nutshell to new bloggers (one or two sentences):
Visit other people’s blogs, leave behind genuine, thoughtful comments, and your popularity will be assured.

7. What was the alternate name that your parents almost named you? Do you wish they had chosen it instead of the one they gave you?
Please remember, I was born when the sex of the child was determined by wives tales, not science. My parents planned to name me Charles, Jr. I am just as happy that they didn’t.

8. What in your life are you waiting for?
My Amoeba. Always. I am waiting for him right now. Sometimes I wait for him to come home from work, or from band practice, or from choir practice or from ……

9. You get a package in the mail. What is it, and who is it from?
Well, currently I am hoping it is from Diesel and has a book in it. I am also expecting a book and music from Barbara. I run to greet the mailman joyfully every day, but receive only bills, which make me very sad.

10. Today–what song represents you?

11. What is one thing that blogging has taught you about yourself?
Blogging has taught me that I am a very little fish in a very big pond. Blogging has connected me to wonderful people and wonderful things (and not-so-wonderful people and not-so-wonderful things). I’ve learned much about the world that I might never have known had I not started to blog.

12. How are you going to (or how did you) choose the clothes you’re wearing today? What do they say about you in general or specifically how you’re feeling today?
I walked into the bedroom and picked up the two coolest clean things and then I put them on. They say I am hot and sweaty and if I had curtains on my windows – which I don’t – I would be naked.

Melli’s Alphabet Photo Challenge

Melli, our hostess with the mostest, presents:

The ALPHABET PHOTO CHALLENGE

Week Five: I & J

I found an uppercase I,

and a lowercase i.

and a lowercase i.

I found an upside down J,

I found an upside down J,

and a right side up J.

and a right side up J.

Just like Melli ordered!

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If you think my alphabet letters were cool, pop by Melli’s place, Insanity Prevails, and see what the other players are posting.  And you can even feel free to jump in and join us if you want!

Farewell to Dragons

Melli says that today is to be the last day of our dragon quest. She said we were to set all our dragons free, so here goes!

European Dragon

European Dragon

The European dragon prefers living in deep dark caves in high mountains, and rarely steps into the light of day. They hunt at night. If you ever see one, it is best to pretend you haven’t. Though most dragons don’t bear a grudge against human-kind, they do remember why they must now live in darkness and are almost extinct. If a dragon ever thinks you got a good look at it, it will take steps to see that you never tell. You won’t like those steps.

Gargoyle Dragon

Gargoyle Dragon

The Gargoyle Dragon lives in crowded cities all over the world. They grace the tops of old buildings by day, and hunt in the concrete canyons by night. Their favorite prey is solitary drunks. I you are going drinking in the city, do not walk the streets alone at night. (That’s good advice for other reasons, as well.)

Miniature Dragon

Miniature Dragon

The Miniature Dragon is a jokster and a trouble-maker. Have you ever tripped when there was nothing to trip on? Chances are, you tripped over the tail of a Miniature Dragon. And chances are, it wasn’t an accident. Miniature Dragons are mostly see-through, and impossible to spot unless one looks directly at them. A relative of the little fella in this diagram recently broke into my home, trashed my library and stole my copy of Dragonology. I can’t help but wonder if Dr. John might have had a little something to do with the robbery. He was quite distressed that I still had a copy of the diary.

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Okay, Melli, I let my dragon’s go. If they eat somebody, remember, you asked for it!

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Oh, and speaking of asking for things, if you’re in the mood for another challenge, come by here anytime after midnight Saturday night (Hawaii time) and my new photo challenge — also running just one week — will be posted.

I you want to know what time midnight Saturday night, Hawaiian time, is in your part of the world, ask the World Clock.

Sky Watch & Melli’s Dragon

The sun sets on a cloudy day in Makaha.

The sun sets on a cloudy day in Makaha.

The concept for Sky Watch came from Dot and if you want to join up or to see other Sky Watch photos, please visit Sky Watch, a dedicated site for this growing meme, kindly hosted by Tom at Wigger’s World, Sandy Carlson from Writing in Faith and imac from imac’s photos from the mind’s eye.

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Dragonology

Dragonology

Dame Melli, the lady-fair of our current photo-quest, has requested dragons, so yesterday I set out on a perilous dragon hunt and managed to bag a few of the wily creatures. It wasn’t easy. Dragons don’t care for publicity and most people that find them don’t come back to tell their tales. Even so, I managed to find the diary of an archaeologist who works with dragon bones. Here is his sketch of what the earliest known dragon probably looked like.

Artists rendition of probable appearance of earliest known dragon.

Artist's rendition of probable appearance of earliest known dragon.