Wondering about wild grapes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lazy Bird

I happened to walk by a window and I glanced out to where the bird feeder was.  Not only do I put out a bird feeder full of bird seed, but I also put out suet and then pour bird seed on the ground.  What I saw made me chuckle.   There was a lazy bird laying on its stomach eating the bird seed on the ground.  Now, I thought to myself, that is really a very lazy bird.

I went to get my camera but that bird was standing up by then.  Dang, that would have made a great picture for my blog.  I guess that is about all I have to say today, so you all have a great day, you hear?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I'm Back. . .

No, I didn't go any where, I just couldn't think of a good subject to post about.  I know, you may say that never stopped me before (grin).

Some times I think that I am living in the past.  I had a wonderful time in the past with steam locomotives, great stories on radio and then on black and white TV, enjoying my relatives, and much, much more.  Yes, of course I went through illnesses, sad losses of loved ones, and ups and downs, but mostly I try to forget the bad and remember the good.

Now, I seem to live in the past by watching old black and white TV shows.  I just finished watching Perry Mason.  The old shows to me, are the most enjoyable thing about having Dish satellite TV.  And of course, they televise the NHRA Top Fuel races which I always watch.  OK, I am going to get back to rocking in my chair and watching old TV shows and I want you to have a great day, you hear?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Got a Chill

I have always preferred the cold to the hot.  Even when I was a little guy before I started to school and lived in western Pennsylvania, I would love to go out and play in the snow.  When I got a little older, I would just love to take moonlight walks in the woods after a fresh snow had fallen.  And of course we all wanted a fresh tracking snow for the opening of buck season.  If you remember, I told you that in college I slept beside an open window, even in the winter and sometimes woke up with snow on my covers.  Yep, always preferred cold to hot.

That being said, last night I took a really bad chill and it was 73 degrees in here.  I shook so hard that I am sure I put off some seismic detectors somewhere.  In case you heard reports of a possible earthquake, it was just me shivering.  I can not explain it or what caused it.  I climbed into bed and it took awhile to get my warmth back.  I was not sick and am not sick today, so I have no idea what caused that bad chill and severe shivering.  I have felt normal (for an old guy) all day today.  Hoping that doesn't happen again.  Now, stay warm and cozy and have a great evening, you hear?


Friday, October 13, 2017

What is in a Name.

I know that there are a lot of things written about the meaning of names.  I have my own way of thinking about names.  Want an example?

OK, let's take the name Mary.  Christmas comes to mind, doesn't it?  But, on the other hand there was "Mary Mary quite contrary".  So, Mary could be peaceful or obstinate.

Since I used a biblical name to start, let's do it again with name John.  John the Baptist and John the Disciple.  But then it could also be used to refer to a bathroom.  You know, "got to go to the John

Mike can be short for Michael or slang for microphone.  "Give the mike to Mike so that he can sing his song."

How about the girls name, "Cadence"?  It means "rhythmic", so I bet that gal can dance and sing.

"Ace" is a male name meaning "unity or one".  But I would rather have four aces in my hand than one.

Hazel always reminds me of the maid on the old TV show, played by Shirley Booth.  I am sure some of you remember her.  That character was caring but a little on the bossy side.

Since we are going in alphabetical order, I guess Imogene would be next.  That name makes me recall the "Imogene Coca and Sid 
Caesar" show on TV.  How many of you remember that show?

OK, the next letter in the alphabet is "J".  So for someone as old as I am, it would have to be for Jane.  My first reader in school was "Dick and Jane".  Oh, Oh, I guess I am giving my age away again.

Kay would come next.  Kay could mean "rejoice" or "elder sister" or "Fire or FieryI guess it would depend on Kay's mood what meaning would be best.

Just one more for today.  Remember the show Laverne and Shirley?  Laverne means either "like the spring" or "The goddess of thieves in ancient Italian lore".

If you want to see more, I found these names and meanings at http://www.meaning-of-names.com/english-names/

I may continue the alphabetical list of names in tomorrow's blog posting or maybe not.  Either way, I want you to have a great day, you hear?


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Growing Like a Weed.

I got this weed in the middle of the dogs' yard that is "growing like a bad weed".  No, in fact it is growing much faster than any weed I have ever seen.  A couple of days ago it was only about a foot tall, and now it is about six feet tall.   Look at it:

Yep, it is about six feet tall.  I must contact NASA and let them know that I may have a very inexpensive way to reach the moon.  It could save them millions if not billions of dollars.  It seems to be growing a couple of feet a day.  All they have to do is climb up the stem. . . wait a minute, maybe that wouldn't be too wise.  First, it would be a long, long wait for it to grow as high as the moon.  I just remembered the old story of Jack and the Bean Stalk.  Jack would have to be really tough to climb this stalk, see the thorns?

An enlarged and trimmed view showing just the lower portion of the stalk.  Not too inviting to a climber, is it?

I think that I will let it grow a couple of more days and see if it will get any taller.  Now, you all be careful when reaching for a tall weed to pull out of your yard, because I want you 
  all to have a great day, you hear?

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Some Interesting Facts

In case you suffer from Cherophobia, which is the fear of fun, maybe you shouldn't read the rest of this blog (grin).  For the rest of you, I hope you have fun leaning some weird facts.  In fact, I found these at:

Wouldn't it be great to have a billion dollars?  Well, we may not be rich but if you are 32 years old you will have lived for about a billion seconds.

In 32 years. there are about 1 billion seconds

I am glad I don't live in Albania because I surely would be getting into a lot of trouble.  Why, you may ask.  See this next weird fact:

In Albania, nodding your head means 'no' and shaking your head means 'yes'.

I guess that rubber bands are in the vegetable category:

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated

I sure do believe that these twins could get confused about which one is the oldest:

A twin was born 34 minutes after her brother, but because daylight savings time kicked in, was actually born 26 minutes before.

When someone tells you that you have a glowing smile, they may be more correct than they thought:

False teeth are often minutely radioactive.

I don't understand the reason for this next one.  Maybe you could explain it to me.

A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won't.

OK, that is enough for today, now you all have a great evening, you hear?

Sunday, October 1, 2017

More Things About Texas

I know that I have talked about Texas (the state that I live in) before, but I thought that I would just post some jokes about Texas that I found on the internet.  I hope you get a grin or two or so out of them.

The aspiring psychiatrists were attending their first class on emotional extremes. "Just to establish some parameters," said the professor to the student from Arkansas, "What is the opposite of joy?"

"Sadness," said the student.

And the opposite of depression?" he asked of the young lady from Oklahoma.
"Elation," said she.

"And you sir," he said to the young man from Texas, "how about the opposite of woe?"

The Texan replied, "Sir, I believe that would be giddy-up

Don't speed in Texas.  Why?  See below:

Riding Horses A Texan, a Californian, and a Nevadan were out riding their horses.

The Texan pulled out an expensive bottle of tequila, took a long draught, then another, and then suddenly threw it into the air, pulled out his gun and shot the bottle in midair.

The Californian looked at the Texan and said, "What are you doing? That was a perfectly good bottle of whiskey!!

The Texan replied, "In Texas, there's plenty of whiskey and bottles are cheap.

A while later, not wanted to be outdone, the Californian pulled out a bottle of wine, took a few sips, threw the half full champagne bottle into the air, pulled out his gun, and shot it in midair.

The Nevadan couldn't believe this and said "What the heck did you that for? That was an expensive bottle of wine! The Californian replied, "In California there is plenty of wine and bottles are cheap."

A while later, the Nevadan pulled out a bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. He opened it, took a sip, took another sip, then chugged the rest. He then put the bottle back in his saddlebag, pulled out his gun, turned, and shot the Californian.

The shocked Texan said "Why in the hell did you do that?"

The Nevadan replied, "Well, in Nevada we have plenty of Californians and bottles are worth a nickel.

Cowboy in Texas

A cowboy rode into town and stopped at a saloon for a drink. Unfortunately, the locals had a habit of picking on strangers. So when he finished his drink, he found his horse had been stolen. He went back into the bar, handily flipped his gun into the air, caught it above his head and fired a shot into the ceiling. ''WHICH ONE OF YOU SIDEWINDERS STOLE MY HOSS?'' he yelled. No one answered. ''ALL RIGHT, I'M GONNA HAVE ANOTHA' BEER, AND IF MY HOSS AIN'T BACK OUTSIDE BY THE TIME I FINISH, I'M GONNA DO WHAT I DONE IN TEXAS! AND I DON'T LIKE TO HAVE TO DO WHAT I DONE IN TEXAS!'' Some of the locals shifted restlessly. The cowboy had another beer, walked outside, and his horse was back! He saddled up and started to ride out of town. The bartender wandered out of the bar and asked, ''Say partner, before you go... what happened in Texas?'' The cowboy turned back and said, ''I had to walk home.''

OK, that is enough for now.  I sure do hope I have left you with a grin on your face.  I love Texas and have been here for over half my life and would not want to move to any other state.  Now, have a great day, you hear?