Happy Sunday Dear Readers!
What a week I’ve had! Lots of working, lots of shoots and upon my arrival back home yesterday, I took a brief nap (was out like a light) and then off and running to Eno Vino to eat, drink and be merry with friends. The food there was MAH-veh-lous as were all of the drinks from cocktails to wine to port (no beer this go around). I’ll write a review for Trip Advisor (and Yelp) soon!
I’ve been nominated/awarded (I’m not sure which) for the Sunshine Award – I’ll get on that soon, Kate! Thank you for the nomination (and from her post, it appears I’ve been nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award as well)!
Other things in the news from the homestead…
The irises are blooming! I have a large yard and a collection of irises, bearded to Siberian dwarves. I add to my collection every year and that includes a variety of what I call “Ditch Irises” – these are the irises that I find growing in a ditch along a road, usually in front of abandoned houses or sites where there used to be houses or farms. I find “Ditch Lilies” like this, too. My collection of Ditch Irises gets labeled with their color and where I found them, rather than the varietal name.
The eggs in the incubator should be hatching this week, in fact, they should be hatching Wednesday, but they might pop early. I haven’t heard any peeps from the eggs yet, but they are starting to “rock ‘n roll” a bit on their own, so we know that the chicks are moving about. I ran into town today to get the chick starter, grit and shavings and the baby pool will be set up tonight out in the barn for the babies as their brooder.
My greens are growing, at least the kale and arugula are. The mache seed seems to have expired and the spinach isn’t showing much life. I have a fairly small garden compared to many and I plant thinly so I often have seeds leftover. This year I should be using up a majority of the old seeds so that’ll make room for new next year.
Now – to the search terms. The favorite this week is: amusing muse model. How could I not enjoy someone looking me up directly? Okay, I wouldn’t like it if it was a stalker. I’ve had three of them online (at least I only know of three), and thankfully none that I had to get a restraining order against. So, if you’re a stalker – please go away. If you’re just someone who finds me amusing – stick around for the show!
And, as always, the much-anticipated FACTS!
Project 365: Random Facts 135 – 141
Random Fact # 135 – When I type the 😉 symbol – I really wink.
I’ve been chatting online long enough that I don’t find it at all unusual for people to type out what their actions are or winks, etc. I find it funny, however, that I think my actual wink looks pretty awkward.
Random Fact # 136 – I only laugh out loud some of the time when I type “LOL” – the rest of the time I laugh on the inside or “LOTI”
The famous (it’s my most popular post) LOL conundrum. LOL is an automatic response with today’s merging of “The Queen’s English”, American (yes, I consider American and English two separate things) and chat-speak. When something is slightly funny to even greatly amusing, LOL is the go-to-response. I’ve been trying to get in the habit of typing LOTI when I’ve not actually LOL’d, but that is such a HARD habit to break!
Random Fact # 137 – I have a collection of books about the Civil War.
I have dozens as I find the whole socioeconomic situation that was the Civil War fascinating, not to mention the interpersonal relationships. Whole families had a wedge driven between them due to their personal beliefs on states rights, slavery and expansionism. The personal hardship of those who fought and those who stayed behind is equally fascinating. The Civil War was also the reason I was going for a double-major in college – History being one of those majors.
Random Fact # 138 – I have a playlist of songs on my iPod that are all about sex.
This factoid shouldn’t surprise anyone. Foghat’s “Slow Ride” to Buckcherry’s “Porno Star” and lots in between. I was also just told about a couple more that should be added, thanks to my music-loving friend, Joe.
Random Fact # 139 – “Loud breathers” make me want to scream in frustration… or just smother them with a pillow.
Loud breathers – you know the ones. They sit next to you and that’s ALL you can hear and all your mind is determined to focus on, the inscessant heave ho of air moving in and out of them. The sound grates on your nerves until you’re ready to explode in a manic flailing of fists while screaming, “SHUT UP!!!! Stop BREATHING so loudly!” Hmm? Just me? Okay then…
Random Fact # 140 – I really like Gin & Tonics.
Music-Loving Friend Joe is responsible for me trying Gin & Tonics. I have had a bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin for 8 years or so and every drink I tried with it was horrible. Joe suggested the G & T. I balked, knowing how poor a turnout I’ve had with gin drinks, and one hot day last summer I gave it a try. WOW! Tasty. And quite refreshing on a hot day (like today… I hear the gin calling me after I get in my treadmill time). Another bonus on the Cool-o-meter – tonic glows when subjected to a black light. It’s the quinine. Look it up.
Random Fact # 141 – I talk to myself often. Ask a question. Give an answer.
I think this falls more into the whole pondering thing. Sometimes it’s just easier to ponder out loud. Then, I started to answer those questions I asked “to no one particular”, also out loud. I can have some good conversations with myself some days. Usually, at some point during this conversation with myself, I realize that someone walking into the room and overhearing me ask and answer would probably assume that I was nuts. That makes me laugh… and they might be right.