Thursday, October 09, 2008

Fall is supposed to be harvest time -- yes, but

Today: October 9th is Moldy Cheese Day (newsletter)

Yesterday: People were getting tired of my little red truck picture

Picture of the day: Katrin's clip by Mrs. Jim. The last time (Sunday, October 5) we saw Katrin she was sitting on the hair clipper station between clipper or scissor cuts by Mrs. Jim

Please remember this is Mrs. Jim's first cutting attempt so she didn't want to cut very short. The groomers cut her much shorter but their clipping had to last five or six weeks. Mrs. Jim will do it again in a couple or three weeks.


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We call these things Horse Apples but their proper name is Osage Oranges. They grow on a lot of native trees around here and are generally called a nuisance.

The fruit can be used as insect repellent but it is hard to get into a spray bottle.

Left [large picture] [super sized] -- Here is the harvester man with his shovel. These Osage Oranges will end up in his little John Deere Gator truck to be hauled away.

Middle [large picture] [super sized] -- Do you suppose he will bring his shovel over here with these that have strayed from the tree or will he toss them back?

Right [large picture] [super sized] -- How far is he from the tree and his Gator?

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The quiet fall pastoral setting. This lot is for sale.

Who said fall was here?

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Many of the pear trees are in bloom here right now. This is one of ours in the front yard.

I blame it on shock by Hurricane Ike, their system is messed up and they think they have to make blooms so late in the year.

Political speak: (source, Maureen Dowd, NY Times, October 7, 2008)

From an executive office seeking politician's lips: [I dare you to guess who voiced this]

XXX finally took questions on Tuesday from (possessive personal pronoun) traveling press corps on (possessive personal pronoun) campaign plane. Asked if (person) thought YYY was dishonest, XXX meandered:

“I’m not saying (personal pronoun)'s dishonest, but in terms of judgment, in terms of being able to answer a question forthrightly, it has two different parts to this. The judgment and the truthfulness and just being able to answer very candidly a simple question about when did you know (personal pronoun), how did you know (personal pronoun), is there still — has there been an association continued since ’02 or ’05, I know I’ve read a couple different stories. I think it’s relevant.”

Cartoons for Today:
Casper, friendly blogger?
Retirement present that may last longer than a watch
No shirt, no shoes, no service -- we ate at a local seafood restaurant and across from us was a fellow wearing an "A-shirt" dirty white undershirt as his outer garment. Mrs. Jim asked the cashier (she was young) about their no shirt, not shoes, no service policy and mentioned the fellow who was in our line of sight. The young lady said she had never heard of a policy like that so she guessed he was OK.

Word of the Day: HEAVEN
The Devil's Dictionary: "n. A place where the wicked cease from troubling you with talk of their personal affairs, and the good listen with attention while you expound your own."
Free Online Dictionary : "2. Christianity
a. often Heaven The abode of God, the angels, and the souls of those who are granted salvation.
b. An eternal state of communion with God; everlasting bliss."
Urban Dictionary: "2. Somehow people have seemed to confuse heaven with an old 20's movie. Has nothing to do with harps or our ideal place. It is a place to spend eternity with our Creator. It is completely perfect and there will be no pain or suffering, but only a perfect existence.
No, I'm not [deleted]."
"Just for reference, hell sucks. In fact, it is a place of complete
isolation with fire and crap. Somehow, people seem to think that
they will have mass orgies and parties. Who got owned now?"

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Ruby (Red) Tuesday -- Jim's little wannabe red truck

It's wannabe because I would like to have a little red truck like this one. I drove Dad's 1949 Ford pickup, like this 1950 model, except Dad's was black.

That little truck hummed down the road just like it was mine. I only got it into three accidents while I was driving it too school. Not too bad for a 14-year-old kid, huh? Actually none of those accidents were my fault.

I had that truck again in college when I broke my foot. Dad felt sorry for me having to walk all over the place in Lincoln, Nebraska. It was a mile, through the snow, up hill, form where I was staying at a cousin's home.

When I dropped out of school Dad didn't know. He didn't know until I had a job in the Elgin Watch factory in Lincoln. After a few months of this he decided I was old enough for me to have my own car. At age 20 Dad still had to sign for me.

The car I found (Dad and the Ford dealer found it for me) was a 1950 Studebaker Starlight Coupe. It had belonged to my high school chemistry teacher and principal, Elmer Cells (Cliff's uncle). I liked that car a lot but wore it out rather quickly in about a year.

Well, not this one, it is my toy, a 1:18 die cast of a 1950 Studebaker Starlight Coupe.
Here is a real one pictured at the Smithsonian: (link)

I do have a 1:18 scale toy red Ford Pickup looks like the one in the picture, I just don't have a picture of it, yet.

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Sunday post -- Award Day again -- Oh Happy Day!

Scripture of the Week:
"Rule over ... every living creature that moves on the ground" Genesis 1:28**

Saturday was hair cutting day for Katrin. Mrs. Jim is learning pretty good using on-line videos and the video that came with her clipper set (andis).

It all came out good, no nicks, cuts, or scraps. And Katrin didn't bite her either.

Cartoon: (1st spoiler and other car innovations-click here)

Today: World Teachers’ Day is on October 5 each year

Word of the Day: Urban Dictionary, October 04: manicorn

a mythical male creature who is successful (read: pursuing his passion and can pay his electric bills/rent), funny, chivalrous, masculine (read: not chauvinistic), adventurous, artistic (read: not suicidal).

JIM'S LITTLE PHOTO PLACE: One Single impression (link)


I received this award from my friend Bob of The Diary Of An English Gardener and so I am now going to pass it on to a few other brilliant blog owners I love to visit.

I'm not to much into awards but they are nice to get and really do make you feel good about your blogging. Even if everything said about you might not be completely true.

The rules for this award are:

* The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
* Link to the person you received your award from.
* Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
* Put links to those blogs on yours.
* Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated.

I`m nominating the following people, who have great (brilliant--English here) blogs with a bit of flattery:

Rachel: The very first reader that I know about. Rachel left the first comment on my blog, I really appreciated that comment. I like best Rachel's Sunday morning church sign posts which I try to imitate every once in a while. Mrs. Jim and I met Rachel at Blogstock '08 this summer.

Cliff Morrow: He was the second that I know of to read my blog. At least he also left the second comment. Cliff and friend, Ralph, were the organizers of the Blogstock '08 we attended this summer. It was great, thirteen of us bloggers and our families and friends all go together in Cliff's home in the Nebraska cornfields.

Doug: He stimulates my thinking every day with a word which often I am not familiar with. We as readers are encouraged to write a clever note in a comment about this word or the definitions he used. I copied this feature to some extent with my current Word of the Day. His weekend posts are literary in nature and have some very interesting reading. Besides all that he has a nice beagle dog like I do.

Janell: A blogging friend who is also a hard working lady holding down a full-time job. She has horses and just recently went on a several day trail ride. I was fortunate to have met Janell at Blogstock '08.

Felisol: She is my blogging friend from Norway. Felisol writes a very nice journal entry about once or twice a month and participates in Ruby Red Tuesday posts (as do Janell and myself). Her posts are very educational as well as interesting. Beside that, she and hubby, Gunnar, have volunteered to drive Mrs. Jim and me all over Norway when we decide to travel there.

Terry: Terry remembers the birthdays and anniversary of everyone she knows who blogs as well as her family members. She is very kind to Adi, Amber, and Katrin as well. Terry helps immensely with her parents-in law as well. Terry lives in Canada.

Lori: I love to read Lori's blog. She is so full of ambition and does so many different things, work, church, family, neighbors, and on and on. I would be tired by noon to be on her schedule. Lori didn't slow down much even when she has been on some very powerful medicine.

Putz: Mr. Putz doesn't comment very often on this blog but is a regular reader. He is also a regular reader over at my Ask Dr. Jim (blog). He is very faithful and writes a comment on almost every entry I write there.

I have quite a few other loyal readers on my JIM'S LITTLE PHOTO PLACE blog but since this award was made on this blog I will make the award to readers of this one.

That was hard, cutting off at seven. One might not carry through with this so I did eight names. I hope Bob doesn't care.

Be sure to check these bloggers out, just click on the names to get to their blogs.

Every one on my 'Blogs I Read' list are deserving. If you guys get hard up for seven, just come on over and pick one of the ones I left behind.

What Bob said about me in my recommendation for this award:
"Jim & faithful hound Adi - who have an interesting blog of everyday stuff that happens in their lives"

***Ask Dr. Jim (blog) is having about a dozen clicks a day now. About half come from Google initiated by persons seeking answers to their questions. I started this blog in a not very serious vein but it has escalated to being somewhat helpful. Top ten popular requests are listed below.***

**Genesis 1:27-28 (NIV)

27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.

28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."

*** Ask Dr. Jim (blog) stats:
10. Everybody hates me
9. How do people disappear?
8. Cat problem, He is peeing on the furniture
7. My wife always has to be right
6. Why do Tigers eat/what do they eat?
5. Do earlobes grow with aging? (and what to do about it)
4. (Car) idler pulley bearings/stupid wife
3. My wife is always late
2. Why do women have to shave their armpits (woman wants to be hairy)
1. Ask Dr. Jim (blog) just for the looking and reading, not Googled to my blog

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