Friday, June 08, 2012

— Six Word Saturday —

My Six Words:
Not much is left—now what?
Please don't ask me.
Ask them.
Describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words for Six Word Saturday. Click the box at right to visit Cate's blog with Mr. Linky showing all the other blogs participating this week. Cate is the boss at Six Word Saturday. She would like for you to participate.


Thursday, June 07, 2012

My Alphabe-Thursday -- "C" -- Things in a Row -- Two Questions -- MidWeek Blues

"C" is for Clothes I washed Monday. That will be at the close of this blog post.
"C" is for Collector Cars today. I have few pictures of restored and work-in-progress cars.
"C" is also for Coffee, the coffee that I made this morning. We will start with that one.
'Things in a Row' are found in the pictures of the parked cars and of my hanging Clothes.
Oh yes, you can see any picture larger by clicking on it. It will get larger still if you click the picture again. Then hit your BACK arrow button to get back into my blog.
Pictured at right is the Coffee. It is a two-ounce sized package of 'Ground Coffee, Hawaiian Kona Blend.' Oh yes, it also says, 'Atlanta 1996.' I didn't notice that date until Mrs. Jim told me.
This morning I woke up first. My job (self appointed) is to let Adi and Katrin (dogs, the beagle and the toy poodle) out, make coffee, feed the dogs, feed Amber (Karen's cat), then start on my breakfast while I read e-mail. Breakfast in this mode is half a granola bar with a cup of coffee.
Before I got to feeding Amber (cat) Mrs. Jim woke up and so first we had coffee, granola bar, and e-mail. Before we got to the consumption stage of breakfast Mrs. Jim wanted to inspect the coffee I had made.
As we approached she noted that I had a mess on her cabinet top. After she told me about training little boys I told her to remember all the nice things I do. But tonight neither of us could remember what had been the trouble earlier. IT WAS NOT ABOUT THE MESS I LEFT MAKING COFFEE.
AFTER ALL THAT, my real trouble started. Mrs. Jim noticed the date and place of the coffee, Atlanta 1996. She wasn't sure about drinking coffee that was twelve (12) years old. Karen had gotten that at the Atlanta Olympics back in 1996 and Mrs. Jim was saving it.
She then threw it away but I retrieved it for a picture. Do you think it has any value as how it has now been opened?  I threw away my Olympics bottle of unopened Cocoa Cola earlier this year.
These are some of our car club host's (Dave's) Collector Cars that he has finished restoring.  We toured his facility and then ate a lunch we brought on picnic benches he keeps in one of his garages.  Dave furnished soft drinks and water. Mrs. Jim is standing by a Model A convertible. The cars to the left in his garage are 1920's and early 30's Cadillacs.
Some work in progress. Be sure to click on any picture you want to see better.
  These are some of the member cars. Our car club is called the Montgomery Country (Texas) Early Ford V8 Club. To qualify the car to belong to the club it must have been made by the Ford Motor Company in the years between 1932 and 1953. These were the years that Ford made a flat head V8 engine as opposed to currently used overhead valve engines. I will blog more about that when we get to the "F" letter.
The brown and tan car is a 1950 Lincoln.  The Ford made cars or trucks must be Ford, Mercury, or Lincoln brands.  The two convertibles on the left in front of the Lincoln are 1940 Mercury convertibles.  They are parked beside a gray 1946 Ford Club Coupe.  The car to the Lincoln's right is a 1940 Ford which has been hot rodded.  In the other picture are some 1936 Fords.
Clothes hanging on the door, to the left here are the shirts I have washed.  I wanted to show you that all of my shirts really aren't blue even though my last weeks picture had all blue ones.
In front are my golf shirts, then my wear-around-former-work shirts, and then some casual dress shirts.  Not shown are my PJ's, underwear, socks, and a pair of black walking short. 
Note I said 'that I washed' as I do most all of my own wash.  Most times Mrs. Jim washes the towels and bed linen.
You can check out more Alphabe-Thursday 'C' assignments with Miss Jenny at the head of the class. You can find her here. You might even like to join us as we go through the alphabet, one letter per week.
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If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo picture on the right. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did. Or do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE, you don't have to write.
. For more things in a row please visit Pat's Things in a Row post. You might like to post your own 'Things in a Row.'
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And now for my Thursday Two Questions: (See Thursday Two Questions by Self Sagacity for more reading. You could also make your own by checking in at this link.)
Last week 's post was about being out of place and also things and other people being out of place.
My Two Questions for this week:

1. What do you think about old cars?

Hint: Look between the lines of my post above.  One thing that bothers me is that so many of them, especially Fords, end up being made into hot rods.
2. Do you or a loved on or a friend have an old car?

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I have an original 1950 Ford Custom Tudor that needs to be restored and a 1974 Ford Mustang II Ghia that formerly belonged to my mother.  The Mustang is in excellent original original shape with only 67K miles driven.  I also have a fourteen year old, 1998 Ford Mustang GT Convertible for my personal car. That one has 95K miles driven.

Bonus Question: Does having a 'hobby car' cause any friction in your family?
My cars generally are not a problem as I don't use very much money from the family budget.  And I don't spend a lot of time, not nearly as much time as in blogging.  Often Mrs. Jim and I attend the car club functions together.

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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Rub a dub dub dub,
three chums in a boat.
What one couldn't do
the three surely could.
Their fear was conquered,
long ores weapons were.

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136  Characters as counted by Design 215

µ-fiction Stories Copyright
© 2012 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

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°Written for Succinctly Yours – Week 63
°The word of the week, 'conquer' and the picture were selected by
°It's posted on her blog,
Grandma's Goulash
°Her Rules: Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words. It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, just not more.
°Using the word of the week is not required. This week I elected to use it, sort of.


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