Thursday, August 21, 2014


You Are Chervil
You have a rare personality, and people sometimes don't know what to do with you. You are a bit mysterious.

You are somewhat exotic and unknown to those around you, even if they spend a lot of time with you. You don't open up to just anyone.

You are lovely, beautiful, and unique. You tend to gravitate toward things that are special and foods that are gourmet.

You are quite sensitive, and you get overwhelmed easily. You are a bit more subtle with how you approach life.
Well, now I know what chervil is.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


You Are a Country Chair
You are down to earth and very practical. You like things that last, and you always look for craftsmanship.

Some may call you old fashioned, and it's true that many of your favorite things come from deep in the past.

You like to slow down and live life right. You believe that mistakes get made when we rush.

You believe that most things in life are a waste of time. You focus your attention on what truly matters.
Oh, no, sir! I am a great one for wasting time--hence this blog!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


You Are a Ladle
You love to cook, and feeding others is love for you. You feel at home in the kitchen.

Your specialties are home style cooking and comfort food. You always make enough to go around.

Anytime people enter your home, you have to feed them something.
And you always have good food on hand.

You love to open up your kitchen to friends, and pretty much anyone is welcome to dinner anytime.
That first sentence: ha ha ha ha ha. But the rest is true, more or less, as far as it goes.

Monday, August 18, 2014


You Have Selfless Toes
Your feet are content to walk along side a good friend or lead the charge in helping someone.

You care about people, and you naturally empathize with them.
You are the type of person who can be trusted with anything.

You are slow to anger, and you don't let yourself get too worked up in an argument. You can usually see the other side, even if you don't agree.

You prefer to work with people instead of against them. You're willing to give those you know the benefit of the doubt.
Two years ago, I probably would have blithely highlighted this whole things, but it's just not true anymore. If it ever was.

Curious as a Cat

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1) What season causes you the most health problems?
I'm allergic to corn pollen and since I live in the World's Biggest Cornfield (a.k.a. the American midwest) this means late summer and early fall kinda suck. Otherwise, weather doesn't seem to bother my health much. I get the occasional cold in the winter, but otherwise...yeah. I get a flu shot every year to ensure that I don't get too sick. So, boring. Thank God!
2) I wish I could be like ________. This person is special because __________________.
There's a woman at my church named Fran who is a delightful woman. She's close to 90, maybe older, but she never fails to have kind, meaningful words to say to everyone regardless of age. There's nothing unctuous or sneaky about her, she just loves people, especially kids. And they love her. She has her share of health issues, and is getting more frail every time I see her, but her smile is beautiful. She's just amazing.
3) How many languages can you speak?
English fairly well, and Spanish poorly. I can struggle through reading a few others, but not well enough to speak.
4) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.

Public Domain Photo
Seems to be all about church today: we're having a Touch-a-Truck event in our parking lot in a couple of weeks including a couple of farm implements and a fire truck and some other smaller things. I don't know the connection between the event and church precisely, but it's fun and the kids love it. Beast and I pretty much stay as far as possible from the whole thing. ;-) Anyway, if you haven't seen a harvester or a combine lately, they are FREAKIN' HUGE. Like this thing, which I think is actually a construction vehicle of some kind.

Sunday, August 17, 2014


You Are Chili Oil
You are highly adventurous and free-spirited. You expect to like most everyone and everything.

You like seeking out new experiences, places, and friends. You are never bland or boring.

You get along best with people who have strong personalities. You can be overwhelming to those who lack courage.

You are gutsy
and impulsive. You are the type most likely to agree to an outrageous idea and hope that it all works out.
The overall picture of this isn't too accurate, but parts are vaguely true.

Sunday Stealing (a.k.a. Post Number 7000*)

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Would you?

Would you ever cheat on someone if they cheated on you? I have no idea. I imagine I'd probably be too busy kicking his ass to the curb, or at least getting myself extricated from that relationship to worry about sleeping with anyone.

Would you ever consider becoming a teacher? Yes. I'd be more inclined to do it if I didn't have to deal with idiotic parents and administrators.

Would you ever give a hitch-hiker a ride somewhere? Nope.

Would you ever try fasting for a whole week? Nope.

Would you ever try to quit one of your addictions? Have been trying. It's not working real well.

Would you ever dye your hair purple? Sure, for a good reason, and temporarily.

Would you ever spend $100 for the best tasting hamburger in the world? Nope. Steak, maybe.

Would you rather chew gum off the ground or kill a squirrel? If I were hungry enough I'd kill a squirrel to eat.

Would you rather play Monopoly or Operation? Monopoly. I only played Operation a few times; we didn't own it at my house.

Would you rather eat chocolate or fruity candies? Probably should be "fruity" since most of that is flavoring, not actual fruit, but yeah....those.

Would you rather listen to one CD forever or become deaf? One CD forever.

Would you rather be deaf or blind? Deaf.

Would you rather text or talk on the phone? Text.

Would you rather spend a day with Lady Gaga or Miley Cyrus? Miley seems more fun. Gaga seems slightly mad. Might be fun to get out with both of them.

Would you rather learn to play piano or guitar? I can (sort of) play piano, but guitar has eluded me. So let's learn guitar.

Would you rather have a stomach-ache or headache? Headache.

Would you rather be overly interesting or overly dull? Overly dull.

Would you rather be too loud or too quiet? Too quiet.


* Yes, it's true: 10 years, 3 months and 7,000 posts. That's an average of 1.87 memes each of those days!   

Unconscious Mutterings

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  1. Chocolate :: Vanilla
  2. Spike :: Bolt
  3. Puppy :: Doggy
  4. Corner :: Edge
  5. Charcoal :: ...grill
  6. Game :: ...set, match
  7. 28 :: 7 x 4
  8. Summitt [sic] :: Top
  9. Tuxedo :: ...Park
  10. Winner :: Loser
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