Sunday, December 26, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Detective :: Barnaby Jones. Ok, so I don't know how THAT popped up!
2.Bra :: Lacy
3.Prove it :: Define
4.The end :: Final
5.Messy :: Sloppy
6.Immovable :: object
7.Jingle :: bells, of course
8.False :: true
9.Comprehend :: understand
10.Scream :: holler

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings!

I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Charts :: Graphs
2.Best moment of 2010? :: hmmmm
3.Checkered :: past
4.Glass :: bottle
5.Resolve? :: resolution
6.Expensive :: costly
7.Humongous :: huge
8.Scent :: perfume
9.Trashy :: novel
10.Candles :: flame

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Block :: Writer's
2.Comforter :: Quilt
3.Santa :: Claus
4.Tape :: Red
5.Humor :: Laughter
6.Charity :: Love
7.Receipt :: Sales slip
8.Hospice :: Care
9.Stuffing :: Turkey
10.Binge :: Great food

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Twitter :: Tweet
2.Facebook :: A busy place
3.MySpace :: a not so busy place
4.Friend :: Foe
5.Subscribe :: Join
6.Conflict :: War
7.Ignore :: pay no attention
8.Drama :: Queen
9.Hide :: and Seek
10.List :: Christmas

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings!

I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Scrabble :: letters, game
2.Watching :: television, spying
3.Habitually :: chronic
4.Gritty :: Nitty, grainy
5.Slovenly :: slob
6.Canvas :: artist, painting
7.Leggings :: tights
8.Thursday :: the day before the weekend!
9.Attention :: notoriety
10.Hypnotic :: trance-inducing

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Emotional :: Tear filled
2.Bite :: Teeth
3.Get off my :: back
4.Heroic :: Rescue
5.Clothing :: Dress
6.Home :: Hearth
7.Spelling :: Bee
8.Attitude :: Chip on the shoulder
9.Argument :: Debate
10.Satan :: Devil

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Freezing :: Cold
2.Bikers :: Bar
3.Infrequently :: Occasionally
4.Mickey :: Mouse
5.School :: High
6.Textile :: Fabrics
7.Obstinate :: Stubborn, mulish
8.Guard :: Coast, honor
9.Release :: Let go
10.Authentic :: Real

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Reasonable? Not me! The Sandwich Test

You Are Reasonable

You're the type of person who makes sound and logical decisions. You are very down to earth.

You're a bastion of sanity in this insane world, and people know that they can count on you.

You aren't likely to get swept away in the moment. You have both feet firmly planted on the ground.

You are modest and humble. You always keep your ego in check and sometimes wonder why others can't do the same!

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Everything :: All
2.China :: Good dishes
3.Essence :: Basis
4.Immediate :: Right now!
5.Obstruct :: Justice
6.Force :: Field
7.Constellation :: Orion
8.Intuitive :: Instinctive
9.Complain :: Whine
10.Train :: AmTrak

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Adhesive :: Duct Tape
2.Bill :: My brother-in-law
3.Swing :: set
4.Counter :: Attack
5.Fluid :: liquid
6.Investigate :: Check out
7.Chit chat :: small talk
8.Humane :: society
9.Boss :: leader
10.Furniture :: chair

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Sarcasm :: Snideness
2.Coke :: Pepsi
3.Frank :: 'n beans, 'nstein
4.Party :: Fete
5.Witches :: Broom
6.Intentional :: With Purpose
7.Crisp :: Crackers
8.Lockers :: High School
9.Walking :: Stepping
10.Fundraiser ::Charity

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Now I Know . . .

Why I'm such a misfit!! Most of my generation quotes Bob Dylan and John Lennon. I quote Rodgers & Hammerstein!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I am. Argh! (though this is where one is supposed to say it is better than the alternative!)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Freak :: of nature
2.Homework :: after school
3.Favor :: treat
4.Encounter :: Meet
5.Shake it :: your booty
6.Felony :: Prison
7.Loops :: circles
8.Groove :: Tongue and
9.Funding :: provided
10. Plot :: cemetery

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Another Perfect Fall Day!

Wow! Blue skies, temps in the 60's, this is awesome. I'm afraid I won't be staying inside to watch my Spartans win their game . . . this weather is just too wonderful to be inside!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunny Skies

Can't last forever, but . . . 70+ temperature in October has been something to smile about!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

It's here

Fall is so tricky up here in Michigan. The colors turn so rapidly, and so often we have gray weather.

This year is an exception. Gorgeous 70 degree weather, sunny, perfect. And the colors turn before your eyes.
I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Intruder :: Thief
2.Repelled :: Disgusted
3.Trench coat :: Spyt
4.Lipstick :: Red, on a collar
5.Humongous :: Huge
6.Oven mitts :: Baking
7.Case :: Suit
8.Daughter :: Son
9.Attorney :: Lawyer
10.Shaken :: Not stirred

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Panels :: Rectangles
2.Repetitive :: over and over
3.Pancakes :: Breakfast, Maple syrup
4.Quarterly :: 4 times a year
5.Impulsive :: without thought
6.Episode :: TV
7.I am :: I said
8.Horrendous :: awful
9.Inhumane :: Cruel
10.District :: of Columbia

Friday, October 01, 2010

Happy October!

I miss the blog world. I am going to try to re-enter it this month. We'll see how that goes!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings - the 400th week

And here it is . . . Week 400 of the Unconscious Mutterings. Hi Roscoe!!

I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Return :: to sender, tax
2.Alarms :: Fire
3.State :: of Confusion, Michigan
4.Picture frame :: Holds memories
5.Wreath :: Christmas
6.Arrest :: Cardiac, take into custody
7.Sincere :: Heartfelt
8.Nathan :: Hale, my nephew
9.Bag :: Sack
10.Arched :: Bridged

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Time for a Quiz!

You Are Apples

You have simple tastes in food, and you appreciate a basic, clean flavor. You don't think eating or cooking should be complicated.

In fact, you're really not one for cooking much at all. Your best meals come together quickly and don't require many ingredients.

If anything, you're the type of person who's more likely to pull out the oven mitts and bake every so often.

Chocolate chip cookies are one of your favorite things to smell baking, and it goes without saying that you love apple pie.

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Mustache :: Upper Lip
2.Person :: Place
3.Restore :: Rejuvenate
4.Discretion :: is rhe better part of valor
5.Lamp :: Light
6.Pillow cover :: Pillow case, embroidery
7.Arousal :: Heightened
8.Seattle :: Sleepless in
9.ATM :: Machine, Card, bank
10.Custard :: Pudding

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Singapore :: China
2.blah blah blah :: bored
3.Stall :: Barn, bathroom
4.Bowls :: Empty, Soup
5.Entrance :: Door
6.Antique :: Shop
7.Elizabeth :: Queen
8.Hook :: Rug, Golf
9.Width :: Breadth
10.Photo journalism :: A picture is worht a thousand words

The unconscious mutterings are coming up on their 400th post. I'll have to check, but I think we've been there for a good share of them, Roscoe! Here's to another 400!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Gangs :: War
2.Contact :: paper
3.Surprisingly :: can't believe it, but
4.Penciled :: in a date
5.Ignore :: a good choice in many situations
6.Let’s go! :: do it!
7.Cornerstone :: Time capsule
8.Influential :: important voice
9.Holistic :: medicine that doesn't discount the past or common sense and is uaually quite a bit cheaper
10.Lovesick :: the first phase of love

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Where did it go?

The summer is just about over. I know the autumnal equinox isn't for another few days, but the weather last night surely changed. And while the weatherman says we'll be back in the 80's by Monday, I think we've just had a big reminder that summer is over.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Bangs :: haircut
2.Diaper :: rash, bag
3.Coffee table :: books
4.Cops :: and robbers
5.Matches :: book of
6.250 :: half of 500
7.Hurricane :: Katrina
8.Bad :: awful
9.Confirmation :: reservation
10.Fiber :: optics

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Leads :: follows
2.Concierge :: hotel
3.Thousand :: Island
4.Engines :: Motors, Gentlemen start your
5.Argument :: Dispute
6.2006 :: 4 years ago
7.Knot :: tie the, rope
8.skipping this one ::
9.Handsome :: devil
10.Ridge :: edge

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Rhythm :: I've got . . . (well, not really *grin*)
2.Baby :: infant
3.Sanctimonious :: holier than thou
4.I like :: corn-on-the-cob
5.Constipated :: Ducalax
6.Sleep late :: Vacation!
7.Over easy :: Eggs
8.Erratic :: not to be confused with erotic
9.Umbrella :: brolly, bumbershoot
10.You don’t :: say

Friday, August 13, 2010

Miz Mayor?

I kind of like the sounds of that!

You Should Be Elected Mayor

You're the type of person who will never forget where you came from. Roots are important to you.

When it comes to what's important, friends and family always come first. You believe charity starts at home.

You tend to know what's going on with everyone in your neighborhood. You aren't a gossip, but you are involved.

You are proud of where you come from, and you're dedicated to making your hometown a better place.

UnConscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Coma :: Deep sleep
Aristotle :: Onassis
Pink eye :: Infection
Expensive :: Money
Dancer :: Nieces
Lipstick :: Red
Buffer :: Zone
Stilettos :: High heels, back killers
Booming :: Voice
Rap :: Music

Sunday, August 01, 2010

A Quiz a week (or so)

You Are Ambitious

You have your eye on the prize, and knowing you, it's probably a different prize every week.

You have a laser focus when it comes to achieving your goals, and you stay on task.

More than being a hard worker, you are a smart worker. You can always figure out a way to get what you want.

You don't just climb up the ladder - you skip steps. You break every rule that you can.

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Sexting :: abuse of thumbs
Corrected :: Revised
Rewind :: Reset
Heard :: Listened
Amazon :: .com, wonder woman
Running :: on empty
Illegal :: aliens
Tracked :: Hunted
Generate :: Create
Towel :: Throw in the

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Red-Winged Blackbirds

I haven't seen a red-wing blackbird this week. I wonder if they've headed south already. They are usually the first to go home.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fireflies are still here

There are still a few fireflies each evening, but not the masses in the fields that we had earlier in summer. I always wonder when I'll see the last firefly.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sounds Good!

You See Peace in Your Future

Five years from now, you'll be living a calmer, less hectic life.

You are working hard at managing the chaos in your life right now, and eventually that will pay off for you.

Ten years from now, you will be deeply fulfilled. You will have found a whole new meaning to your life.

By being able to slow down and focus more, you will discover what truly matters to you.

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Inception :: A terrific movie
Anticipation :: is making me wait
Space :: The final frontier
Earn :: Income
.com :: Amazon. I just placed an order yesterday
Hello! :: Goodbye
Equivalent :: Same as
Swore :: Oath
Actions :: Speak louder
Expletive! :: Deleted!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

amish bouquet

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

There is a large Amish community in the township next to mine. This time of year they have stands out with produce and with the loveliest flower arrangements. This one was $4.00.

I was at the local Meijers yesterday, and a bouquet of similar size was $15.99. And it wasn't NEARLY as pretty.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Science Lesson

They were dancing around separately all afternoon. Guess it really was a mating dance, because this is how they were carrying on in the late afternoon.

purple, eh?

You Need Some Purple in Your Life

Purple will make you feel ambitious, independent, and creative.

And with a little purple, you will project an aura of individuality.

If you want more extravagance, you've got to get a little purple in your life!

For extra punch: Combine purple with green or orange

The downside of purple: It can evoke sad feelings

The consequences of more purple in your life:

You will feel an increase in your artistic abilities

You will find balance in the most chaotic parts of your life

You will feel calm and will be hard to disturb

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Deals :: Bargains
Alive :: and well
Smooth :: moves
Materials :: Inventory
Arrest :: Lindsay Lohan (oh great, I've been seeing too many tabloids)
Locker :: Gym
Evidence :: of a crime
Operation :: Surgery
Opal :: Gemstone
Investigation :: Crime

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Who's Watching Who?

Who's Watching Who?
Originally uploaded by rubyblossom.

And ANOTHER place where the meerkats showed up. Kudos to all the great artists out there!


Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

And here are the meerkats as they appear in my photostream. See posts below for where they have been.

Our Family Tree

Our Family Tree
Originally uploaded by ihave3kids

Why I love Creative Commons . . .

Most of my pics on flickr are creative commons licensed. My meerkats have been able to go to fascinating places because of this.

Party Animals * SteppinOut - RuthArt

Party Animals * SteppinOut - RuthArt
Originally uploaded by RuthArt

Why I love Creative Commons . . .

Most of my pics on flickr are creative commons licensed. My meerkats have been able to go to fascinating places because of this.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ack! I've become my Grandparents!

It became very obvious to me today as I wandered the counter at the pharmacy that I have reached the age my grandparents were when I first knew them. The choice at the counter: Ducalax vs Milk of Magnesia. Grandma Bea vs Grandma Lora. Oh my.

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Dickens :: Charles
Collection :: Set
Weekends :: Relax
Travel :: Vacation
District :: of Columbia
Vampires :: Dracula
Peep show :: Naughty
Crochet :: Knit
Lion :: Aslan, of Judah
Fetch :: Dog

Friday, July 09, 2010

Me too, Roscoe!

Your Fireworks Say You're Content

You are jubilant and easily excited.

While you aren't very intense or passionate, your happiness is abundant.

You can always find cause to celebrate, laugh, or even just smile to yourself.

You find that life is full of things to be happy about!

The Matter of Words

They DO matter.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

July Projects

The 3 July projects:

Salvage as much of garden as possible.
Clean Milk House.
Finish painting back of garage.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Grand Haven Pier

Grand Haven Pier
Originally uploaded by daevilpennazi

My niece goes to school on the west side of the state. She's got the photography bug . . . I think this is great, Hann!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Monday, July 05, 2010

Make Those Memories

Memories. Good memories. They've been flooding back this last couple weeks, first as I showed Julie from Oz some of my favorite places in Michigan, and then again yesterday as we took a backroad home from my niece's 4th of July picnic.

My folks never had a lot of money, they had a lot of kids, but somehow they conspired to give us camping vacations throughout the state of Michigan each year. Every 4th year or so, we would go on a BIG trip out-of-state. It took an amazing amount of planning, saving, and organizing, and my father bribing my mother as she didn't even really like camping, but wow, what fun we had.

And the memories are sweet decades later.

Thanks, folks!

My Country 'tis of thee

Sweet Sweet Land of Liberty!

Of Thee I Sing!

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Authorized :: Version
Flirting :: Eye contact
Bad :: good
Digit :: finger
Sexy :: lingerie
Combinations :: to locks
Guard :: National
Retina :: Eye
Motion :: Sensor, detector
Concert :: Orchestra

Monday, June 28, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Collectors :: Butterfly
Passion :: Fire
Winner :: Takes it All
Uninhibited :: unabashed
Challenge :: Push
Self :: me
Your :: self
Viewer :: audience
Random :: act
Vice :: president, squad

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Executive :: Secretary
Director :: Conductor
Dress :: Code
Studio :: Photography
Accountant :: CPA
Unit :: Item
Engaged :: ring
Safety :: pin
Post :: Office
Dialogue :: Conversation

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Offense :: Football
Bench :: Press
Kissing :: Games
Timely :: Manner
Yellow :: Sunflower
Get up and go :: Drive
Beer :: Michelob
Calories :: Diet
Blast :: Dynamite
Window :: Seat, pane, glass

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Group :: Home (I'm reading a novel that has a group home in it)
Pollution :: Smog
Getaway :: Vacation, cabin in the woods
Mall :: Shop
Believe :: in miracles, Faith
Chimney :: Roof
Curses :: Swears
Contrite :: Sorry
Eyelash :: Eyebrow
Jobs :: Paychecks

Monday, May 31, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ? a day late, but yesterday was very busy.

Fresh air :: breath of
Bodyguard :: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston
Wedding :: Bells
Remind :: Me
Wicked :: Witch of the East
Crawling :: creeping
Gasoline :: Tank
Anyone :: everyone
Dancing :: in the streets
Wall :: VietNam

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Cream :: Cheese
Be with you :: May the Force
Pancakes :: Maple Syrup
Believe :: it or not
45 :: rpm
Eat :: drink and be merry
Background :: check
Pane :: window
Aim :: goal, fire (as in ready, aim . . . )
Collapse :: fall down

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Swiping from Roscoe again . . . I guess I do steal!

You Are "Thou Shalt Not Steal"

You believe that it's wrong to take what isn't yours, and this goes beyond basic petty theft and shoplifting.

You also try not to take other's time away from them, and you try not to take from the planet.

You think it's important to tread lightly and do as little damage as possible. You don't like to use up resources.

You also think it's crucial to be as self-sufficient as possible. You don't ask for a favor unless you truly need one.

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Labor :: Day
Sweater :: Knit
Five minutes :: Time
Treatment :: Spa
Eyebrows :: Pluck
Awake :: Asleep
Salmon :: Fish
Red :: Rover
Hospital :: Zone, quiet, illness, injury, I'd rather not thank you very much
Midwife :: Delivery

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Rock n Roll :: Elvis
Be with you :: I want to . . .
Richard :: the Lionhearted, Nixon
Hair :: follicle
Police :: Sting, Officer, Cop
Experience :: Practice
Father figure :: Santa Claus is what popped into my head. That makes no sense
Nice :: Sweet
Switch :: Light
Appearance :: Looks

Sunday, May 02, 2010

May. Yay!

Dictator . . . that would be me. Just ask my younger siblings . . .

You Are a Black Panther

You see through people. You understand others' motives and plans.

You have a knack for predicting the future. You just know what people are going to do.

People are attracted to you. You are naturally able to influence other people's thoughts.

You have the charisma to be a beloved guru or dictator. It's all about how you handle it.

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Creepy :: Crawly
Links :: Connections
Sane :: Nuts
Bun :: Hot Dog
Visual :: Aids
Remote :: Control
Freaking :: Out
Curly :: Hair
Saga :: Story
Different :: Strokes

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Check your colors


You Are Colorful Because You Are Delightful

You are simply a joy to be around. You are cheerful, cute, and charming.

You truly respect and appreciate other people, and it shows. You are extremely non-judgmental.

You avoid confrontation, and you hate fighting. You try your best to make sure that everyone gets along.

Life is hard, so you try to be easy on people. More importantly, you try to be easy on yourself.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Hell :: hath no fury like a woman scorned
Scott :: Glenn
Dominion :: Old
Stunt :: Man
Cougar :: Puma
Columbia :: District of
Gasp :: for breath
Cancerous :: Poisonous
Bitty :: Itty
Quit :: Give up

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Drug :: Store
Questions :: Answers
Active :: Passive
Facts :: Figures
Amount :: Dollars
Supervise :: Oversee
Ingredients :: Recipe
Dentist :: Teeth
Meal :: Supper
Packaging :: Program (at Michigan State)

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Finches

The last of the thistle bird seed for this year. Things are greening up and soon there will be real thistles for my little buddies.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


I've been kind of tired. and kind of sad. and, well . . .

But spring truly is springing. And hope renews again.

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Habit :: Nun, 21 days to undo a bad one
Relaunch :: Restart
Mondays :: beginning of work week
Bootstrap :: pick yourself up by the . . .
Funk :: gloom
Appreciate :: grateful, thankful
Yay! :: hurrah
Life :: begins at 50
Sheets :: bed
Date night :: Saturday

Thursday, April 08, 2010


Your Normal Bedtime Says You're Balanced

You are a flexible, adaptable person who seeks balance in your life.

While you would love to stay up as late as you want, you're too responsible to do so.

You work hard but also let yourself relax. You probably have a reasonable bed time, but you probably don't always stick to it.

You do your best, but you don't hold yourself to impossible standards. You've got to have some fun too!

Not During Inventory Week I'm not!

You're Happy Cute

People find you cute because you truly shine from within. You are an optimistic and cheerful person.

You have a lot of positive energy, and you're rarely stuck in a rut. You are also very creative.

At times, you have so much energy that you can become a bit high strung or anxious. It's hard to channel all of your drive.

You sometimes take on too much and get overwhelmed, but even when your life is chaotic, you have a sense of humor about it.


You Find it Difficult to Love

Love has always been a challenge for you. Every time you've opened your heart, it's been broken.

It's hard for you to get close to someone new, and it's even hard for you to stay close to those you love.

For you to have more love in your life, you're going to have to learn how to let go and trust a little more.

It's not easy to change your heart, but it will be worth it in the end.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Philanthropy :: Giving
Said :: Spoke
Blanks :: Shells
Tapas :: small
Movement :: Motion
Detention :: After School
Restaurant :: Diner
Weird :: Strange
Sniffle :: Allergies

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Bow out :: Quit
Relationships :: Connections
Facebook :: Farmville/Farmtown
Items :: Bits
Ours :: Together
Sting :: Robert Redford
Hangover :: 2009 movie
Contacts :: Connections
Lonely :: Heart
Seven days :: week

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Burrito :: Taco
Spike :: Lee, Railroad
Tougher :: than nails
Mock :: ing bird
Slurp :: ee,
Knock :: Door
Conference :: Basketball
Madness :: March
Minds :: Great
Connection :: French

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Children :: Toddlers
Saddlebags :: Horses
Restraint :: Handcuffs
Awake :: Asleep
Blood :: Red
Shutter :: Island
Posted :: No Hunting
Corn cob :: Pipe
Flagrant :: Abuse
Fart :: beans

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Detective :: Private
Bangs :: Hair
Consultant :: Inept
Puzzle :: Jigsaw
Learn :: Listen
Necklace :: Beads
184 :: numbers
Stimulation :: Package
Layered :: Clothes
Police :: Cops

Saturday, March 06, 2010


Your Scent is Pumpkin Pie

Warm, comforting, and a bit old fashioned

You've got what men want - believe it or not!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Harm :: Hurt
If :: only
On my own :: Independent
She said :: He said
Illegal :: illicit
Broke :: no money
It’s a :: Boy!
Chatting :: IMing
Cottage :: lake
Podcast :: Roscoe's

Monday, February 22, 2010

Snow Day

Snow at the beginning of the season only slows me down from getting to work. Snow this late in the season . . . stops me. It's not just the getting out of my long driveway and down my country road, it's the getting back at the end of the day. So today, I just stayed home.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Teeth :: dentist
Sweeten :: sugar
Demons :: devils
Pizza :: dominos
Protector :: defender
Smooth :: as silk
Coat :: of many colors
Pebbles :: bambam, stones
Pregnant :: pause
Sing :: song

Sunday, February 14, 2010

yeah, that would be me

You Are a Romantic Valentine

You can't help it... Valentine's Day means a lot to you. You have a lot of expectations about this day.

And when it comes to Valentine's Day, money is cheap. A big, expensive gift isn't about to win over your love.

You prefer a gift that's straight from the heart. Nothing would make you swoon more than a handwritten love letter.

And if your sweetie doesn't happen to have a way with words, that's okay. You'd love a drawing, photograph, song, or even a special home cooked meal.


You Are Cereal

Playful and lighthearted, breakfast is likely your favorite meal of the day.

(In fact, you're probably the type who sneaks cereal as a midnight snack.)

Your culinary skills are probably a bit lacking... and you are a sucker for junk food.

Some people accuse you of eating like a kid, but you prefer to think of yourself as low maintenance.

Well, this is sort of correct. Cereal is my usual breakfast. Once every couple of months, however, I go whole HOG, with the bacon and eggs routine. Today is that day. Sizzle, sizzle. Can you smell the bacon?

Swiped from Roscoe, of course.

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Suitcase :: vacation, trip
Exhaust :: fumes
Olympics :: Gold Medal
Video :: camera
Cargo:: bay
Previously :: Before
Wild card :: Joker
Artificial :: Fake
Gambling :: Addiction
Exhibition :: hall

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Humbled :: brought down
Buns :: Hot Dog
Snowstorm :: White
Sweetheart :: Valentine's day, red
Punch:: Bowl
Glass :: Menagerie
Classical :: Music
Heels :: High
Twitter :: Tweet
Husband :: Wife

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Cold Winds

Our usual winds are from the west. The last 24 hours have been NNE, and boy, do they ever chill the house down. Yikes!

Monday, February 01, 2010

guess what?

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

It's February, and I am happy happy happy. Apparently January and I don't like each other very much any more.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Furniture :: Art Van
Beauty :: and the Beast
Sip :: Cocktail
Block :: Head
Forehead :: Brow
Championship :: Football
Hurl :: Disk
Whip :: Snap
Destruction :: Eve of
Leather :: and Lace

Saturday, January 30, 2010

What kind of Car IS it?

You Are Totally Energetic

If you were a car, you would be zippy and peppy. You're very hyper.

When it comes to the road of life, you're speeding down the highway, singing along to the music.

You like to get where you're going quickly. You have a lot to see and a lot to do.

You love to drive, and you consider yourself an excellent driver. You're especially good at not getting caught speeding.

Say!!! a question

Do they still make Geritol??

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

High Maintenance???? Nah

Your Bed Says You Have Your Head in the Clouds

Outward appearances are a concern of yours, but not your primary concern. You try to take care of yourself and your home, but it's not an obsession.

You are an organized and disciplined person. You do the right thing because you want to, not because people expect you to.

You are very high maintenance. You like everything a certain way, and you're grumpy if things aren't the way you like them.

In relationships, you tend to be quite dominant. You enjoy taking charge.

You tend to be a dreamy, head in the clouds type of person. You think in terms of possibilities.

You are a total homebody. You are happiest when you're at home.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cirrus, hmmm.

You Are a Cirrus Cloud

You're a bit mysterious and reserved. You mostly keep to yourself and do your own thing.

Some people may even consider you elusive. You're hard to track down at times.

People who know you find you to be very transparent. It's always easy to tell what you're thinking about.

You tend to drift more than most people. You're always trying out new ideas, friends, and even personalities.

utoh, they must have seen my picture

You Are a Hippo

You are sensitive and deep. You have a spiritual side to you that's hard to deny.

You naturally bring out the best in people. You are a true healer.

You have a strong power over others. You've learned to harness this power to make their lives better.

You tend to have intense dreams where important things are revealed to you.

Texas is better than California!

oh good! I get to be Texas too, Roscoe. (Somehow I doubt if they have Michigan as one of the possibilities)

You Are Texas

You are fiercely independent and proud of your individuality. You don't fit under any label.

You never forget where you came from. Your history and traditions are very important to you.

You do things your own way, and you are like your own separate country at times. You are very distinct.

You are polite when the occasion calls for it, but you also know how to stand up for yourself.

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Food :: drink
Death :: be not proud
Cafeteria :: school
Need :: want
Born :: die
Stitch :: sew
Badly :: poorly
Blocks :: tinker toys
Chuck :: a great tv show, but I'm STILL not going to get a new TV
Spiral :: out of control

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Weak :: Strong
Flashy :: Quiet
Sack :: Sad, paper bag
Business :: Card
Purple :: Bruise
Fan :: Blade
Airline :: United
Guide :: Sacajawaea
Lunch :: Dinner
Exercise :: Fitness

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Resolutions :: New Years
Page :: Book
Narrow :: Strip
Refuse :: Say no
Fountain :: Drink
Grunt :: Groan
Construct :: Build
Nightmare :: on Elm Street
Inch :: Mile
Instant :: Oatmeal

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

365 :: Days in a year except for leap year
Tombstone :: Wyatt Earp
Dumb :: and Dumber
Intrusive :: invasiv
Fat :: and sassy
Axe :: murderer
Planned :: prepared
Spike :: Lee
Bleach :: cleanser
Shopkeeper :: Store owner

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Hanky Panky

Going through files and found a couple of word games Grandma had sent for back in 1939 and 1940. Hanky Panky is where "the quizzer gives the contestant a definition containing an adjective and a noun. The contestant must answer with a two-word phrase similar in meaning to the original definition, in which the two words rhyme." Here are the first three. Any takers?

inebriated polecat

naked rabbit

fleshy rodent


It's cold out! Around 11 degrees F. It's a great day to stay in and purge files and take stock.


Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year! and another Quiz Swiped from Roscoe!

You Are a Sonnet

There's no way we would write a whole sonnet for you

So you'll have to just believe that our love is true

You are a romantic at heart with a beautiful spirit

You should embrace who you are and never fear it