Monthly Archives: April 2016

COLOR YOUR WORLD- WISTERIA

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Today’s color to match is called Wisteria, which seems to be a light purple.

Find more about the Crayola Color Challenge by clicking below:

Color Your World – Wisteria

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Let’s see what I found on my scavenger hunt at the grocery store. I was looking for anything Wisteria colored. 🙂

There are only 3 more days/colors to go in this challenge. I’ve sure enjoyed it, and hope you have enjoyed looking at the photos! Thanks to Jennifer Nichole Wells, for hosting the challenge. Hope we do it again real soon! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS

GLOBAL FORECAST

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GLOBAL FORECAST

Sun dog

Moon dog

Star dog Sirius

Keep those puppies under control

Only mad-men gaze at the star-sun

His Sol-soul seared delirious

Heat-wave – be brave

Hydrate? It’s too late

Tortured skin so red

Better to bathe by luna-moon and

Never end up dead

Sun spot

Sun flare

Static in the atmos-air

Aurora roars across your face

In this time-warp, in this place

In this place

In this place…

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© 2016 BS

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For Sanaa’s Prompt Nights 0 Jour de la Terre – Earth Day (12)  http://www.adashofsunny.com/category/prompt-nights/

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SHARE YOUR WORLD 2016 – WEEK # 17

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It’s time again for some fun questions from Cee, and answers from me! 🙂

Find out more about the Share Your World weekly series, see more entries, and join in, by clicking below:

Share Your World – 2016 Week 17

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Q1 – When writing by hand, do you prefer to use a pencil or pen?

I like using a pen for all my writing. Sometimes, I’ve used different colored markers with small tips. Pencils, not so much, as they always seem to need sharpening, and the lead (?) graphite (?) is never dark enough. I do like the fatter pens too, as the thin ones are hard for me to hold on to. I like my calligraphy markers a lot, when I’m doing artwork.

Q2 – What’s your choice: jigsaw, word, maze, or numeric puzzles?

Word puzzles of all kinds are my favorites. Almost any pencil (or pen in my case) puzzle book is fun to do, especially crosswords. I did jigsaw puzzles for a long time, but haven’t lately, as the cats love to scatter the pieces.

Q3 – Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself?

Long.

Q4 – List some of your favorite blogs:

I read a lot of different kinds of blogs every day. They each are presented by some awesome bloggers. In no special order, here are some I especially enjoy, for the variety of posts, and the friendly interaction with their readers.

Of course I love to read Cee’s blog! She has so many cool challenges to take part in, and is very welcoming. (see link to Share Your World up above)

A few others would be:

This Is Another Story – https://yzhengblog.wordpress.com/about-3/about-this-blog/

Life In Progress – https://lindaghill.com/about/

Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss – https://angloswiss-chronicles.com/about/

Squirrel in the Doohickey – http://squirrelsinthedoohickey.com/about/

Orange Owl Diaries – https://orangeowldiaries.com/about-the-orange-owl/

*** You won’t be disappointed…these bloggers are super!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS

 

 

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2016 – LETTER U

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We are up to the letter U in the A to Z Blog Challenge. The next few days, we have some of the more difficult letters to write something about. Guess that’s one reason it is called a challenge. 🙂

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Letter U is for…Urban Legends

An urban legend is a story you hear from someone. They say they’ve heard it from somewhere, and it’s supposed to be true. The thing is, is that no one knows who started the story/rumor, and it just gets passed on, with misunderstandings, and misinterpretations about whatever it is. One common theme, is that it happened to a ‘friend of a friend’, and so it must be true.

Urban legends have always existed, however, they were very rampant in the 60s and 70s. Here are a few that have actually been proven to be false.

  1. It was believed for awhile that the singer, Roy Orbison, was blind, because he always wore sunglasses.
  2. The popular, hit song, “Louie, Louie”, by the Kingsmen (1965), was said to contain dirty lyrics.
  3. The 1965 song, “Puff the Magic Dragon”, by Peter, Paul, and Mary, was supposed to be about marijuana use.
  4. Paul McCartney was dead, according to some lyrics in the song “Strawberry Fields Forever”, by the Beatles. People began searching for clues everywhere in their songs, and album cover art.

I really don’t see how that last one got started, because he was singing on that song. Also, as you know, he is still with us, recording and touring.

There are lots more urban legends that make the rounds. Some are funny, some are scary, some are hoaxes, and some are downright unbelievable. I’ve heard a lot over the years. What are some you’ve heard?

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Here’s the Beatles, singing “Strawberry Fields Forever”

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Mystery Box Chickens & some friends want to wish you a Happy Monday, and a fun week ahead!

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Mystery Box Chickens are Legendary!

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Here’s a few links, in case you want to read further on Urban Legends, and the Paul is Dead rumor.

http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3406300278.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_is_dead

http://oldies.about.com/od/oldieshistory/a/oldiesmyths.htm

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Find out more about the A to Z Blog Challenge by clicking below:

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS

 

 

 

SHARE YOUR WORLD – WEEK # 16

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Here again, are the questions asked by Cee, for Share Your World, and my answers. 🙂

Find out how this weekly challenge works, see other entries, and join in the fun by clicking below:

Share Your World – 2016 Week 16

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Q1 – If you had to have your vision corrected, would you rather…glasses or contacts?

I’ve worn glasses since I was in 4th grade. I’d never want to use contacts. I just can’t see myself sticking something into my eye on purpose. I suppose you get used to them, as lots of people wear them. I do sometimes think it would be easier than having my glasses get dropped, broken, or crooked. I don’t know how expensive contacts are, but glasses sure cost me a lot. Mine are tri-focal, so that makes the price even more. Half the time I can’t even see that good out of them, anyway.

Q2 – If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?

It would be a Detour sign. I’m always being detoured from one thing to another. I start doing one thing, then get distracted by something, and then another, and then another, and maybe I get back to the original thing…or not. ADHD makes it hard to focus on one thing at a time. It takes me forever to even put a post like this on here, what with all the distractions, my own interruptions, getting up and doing other things, even right in the middle of typing a sentence, more than once, forgetting I was even doing the first thing. So, yeah, detour would describe my days.

Q3 – Was school easy or difficult for you? How so?

I thought it was easy enough, except for any type of math. Having dyscalculia, also, it is impossible to understand numbers beyond the very basic, and then I usually get it wrong. I liked school for the most part, and made ok grades…looking at some of my old report cards, though, I saw that they weren’t as good as I thought, with some even failing grades. And forget P.E…. I hated every bit of that. I guess I mostly just liked English classes, so I could write stuff, and of course seeing friends!

Q4 – Would you rather take a 1 or 2 week vacation with an organized tour, or take a cruise of your choice?

Neither one. I don’t want an organized tour, telling me what I should do, and when I should do it, and stay with a group. Nope. And, I would not like a cruise either. Too many horror stories of people getting sick, falling overboard, or the ship sinking. If I had a vacation, it would be either by car to somewhere like the mountains, woods, or beach. Or a longer distance by plane. I love flying, even though there are horrible crashes of planes, too.

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That’s all for the SYW today!

Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS

 

 

3 LINE TALES – THE BOTANIST

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THE BOTANIST

Startled, the botanist re-read the results of his experiment on the blossoms of spring.

Every bloom, from every tree he tested, showed an anomaly in it’s DNA sequence.

A terrifying scenario flashed through his mind; the beautiful blooms were , in fact, alien life forms, only here to take over the world.

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Find out more about the 3 Line Tales – https://sonyca.wordpress.com/2016/04/21/three-line-tales-week-twelve/#comments

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS

COLOR YOUR WORLD – WILD BLUE YONDER

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Today’s color to match is called Wild Blue Yonder.

Find out more about the Crayola Color Challenge by clicking below:

Color Your World – Wild Blue Yonder

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Our ’65 Mustang (wish we still had it)

 

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Amusement park ride

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View from a plane over Missouri

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS

 

 

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2016 – LETTER T

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Today we have the letter T to write something about.

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Letter T is for…Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim (Herbert B Khaury, 1932-1996), was an American singer. He was well known as the ukulele player with the high falsetto voice,and long curly hair. In 1969, he married ‘Miss Vicki’ on one of the first televised weddings. It was on “The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson”. I remember seeing this on TV. His best known song is called “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”. It is very unusual, and memorable. A fun fact: I once drew a huge poster of him, that was hung up in our high school cafeteria, during a special senior carnival event. On the picture of him, I wrote ‘Tiny Tim Loves You’. haha…actually everyone liked it.

Here’s Tiny Tim singing “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”

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Other interesting things starting with the letter T:

Twiggy (Lesley Hornsby [Lawson]) is an English model, singer, actress, who was very popular in the mid 60s. She wore the styles of the day, had very short hair, and wore eye make-up that made her eyes look large. Later, she did more acting, and won Golden Globe Awards for her performance in “The Boyfriend”. Today, she has her own Twitter and Blog account, which focuses on relevant styles for women in their 60s and 70s.

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Tie-Dye…It was a big thing to do back in the day. Taking a plain, white t-shirt, or other garment, tying or wrapping a rubber band around different sections of it, then dipping it in different color fabric dyes. When releasing the bands and drying the shirt, there would be unique patterns left from the dyes. I did a few of these, and they all turned out pretty cool.

Another great song from the Eagles, is “Take It to the Limit”. This song was written by Randy Meisner, Don Henley, and Glenn Frey, and released in 1975. Enjoy!

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Mystery Box Chickens wish you a Terrific weekend! See ya on Monday! ☺

Find out more about the A to Z Blog Challenge by clicking below:

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS