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Old 03-08-2017, 10:25 PM
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A rose named George would still smell like a rose.
This is Celebrate Your Name Week. Let's have some fun with names.


Today's Question(s):
Have you helped name anyone, anything, or a pet, and if so, how did you decide at least one name you chose?

Not the computer. Not the burger place. But any name, first or last, beginning with Mac or Mc:

What would be a good name for a country and western singer or cowboy?


Stuck in the Middle Questions:
Are middle names even necessary or what function do they have in your opinion?
-Do simple middle names like Ann or Lee "count"?
-Do know anyone who doesn't have a middle name?
-What about those who go by a middle name?
-If you have a middle name, do you like it or no?

Any other name or naming thoughts or interesting comments or skip to next:


Foodie Questions:
Last dish, food, meal - if any - you had with:
-Meatballs?
-Crab?
-Vermont maple syrup or sugar?

Growing up, what was your typical before school breakfast?

Last One:
Would you be okay living next to or across the street from a cemetery?


First Published on This Day:
1776 Scotsman Adam Smith's influential economics book "The Wealth of Nations"

Top Music Hits This Day:
1944 Jimmy Dorsey - Besame Mucho
1959 Frankie Avalon - Venus
1964 Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
1973 Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song
1976 Four Seasons - December 1963, Oh What A Night
1980 Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
1981 Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
1986 Starship - Sara
2000 Lonestar - Amazed
2006 James Blunt - You're Beautiful

Today's Quote:
"Do not educate children to be rich. educate them to be happy,
so when they grow up, they'll know the value of things, not the price."
~ unknown

Today’s Phrase:
"Besame Mucho" Spanish for "Kiss Me a Lot"

Today Includes:
Crabmeat Day
Get Over It Day
Meatball Day

This Week Includes:
Celebrate Your Name Week
Read an E-Book Week
Return Borrowed Books Week
School Breakfast Week

Today's Stately Picture:
Vermont. Lake Champlain from Addison, VT.

Made freely available on flickr by mobilius mobili

Have a glowing Thursday!
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Old 03-08-2017, 10:41 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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A rose named George would still smell like a rose.
This is Celebrate Your Name Week. Let's have some fun with names.


Today's Question(s):
Have you helped name anyone, anything, or a pet, and if so, how did you decide at least one name you chose?
I don't remember the method.

Not the computer. Not the burger place. But any name, first or last, beginning with Mac or Mc:
McCollum
What would be a good name for a country and western singer or cowboy?


Stuck in the Middle Questions:
Are middle names even necessary or what function do they have in your opinion?
-Do simple middle names like Ann or Lee "count"?
-Do know anyone who doesn't have a middle name?
-What about those who go by a middle name?
-If you have a middle name, do you like it or no? Oh hell no.

Any other name or naming thoughts or interesting comments or skip to next:


Foodie Questions:
Last dish, food, meal - if any - you had with:
-Meatballs? Spaghetti i assume.
-Crab?
-Vermont maple syrup or sugar? Waffles

Growing up, what was your typical before school breakfast?
If you mean at home breakfast ..... Malt o Meal, Cream of wheat or oats. We didn't have breakfasts at school in my day. We sat in old schools, old classrooms , sweltering heat and were miserable. True!
Last One:
Would you be okay living next to or across the street from a cemetery?
Sure!

First Published on This Day:
1776 Scotsman Adam Smith's influential economics book "The Wealth of Nations"

Top Music Hits This Day:
1944 Jimmy Dorsey - Besame Mucho
1959 Frankie Avalon - Venus
1964 Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
1973 Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song
1976 Four Seasons - December 1963, Oh What A Night
1980 Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
1981 Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
1986 Starship - Sara
2000 Lonestar - Amazed
2006 James Blunt - You're Beautiful

Today's Quote:
"Do not educate children to be rich. educate them to be happy,
so when they grow up, they'll know the value of things, not the price."
~ unknown

Today’s Phrase:
"Besame Mucho" Spanish for "Kiss Me a Lot"

Today Includes:
Crabmeat Day
Get Over It Day Eagles!
Meatball Day

This Week Includes:
Celebrate Your Name Week
Read an E-Book Week
Return Borrowed Books Week
School Breakfast Week

Today's Stately Picture:
Vermont. Lake Champlain from Addison, VT.

Made freely available on flickr by mobilius mobili
Lovely!
Have a glowing Thursday!
Thank you very much El.. I mean BJH! Nice job!

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Old 03-08-2017, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Today's Question(s):
Have you helped name anyone, anything, or a pet, and if so, how did you decide at least one name you chose? nothing .............

Not the computer. Not the burger place. But any name, first or last, beginning with Mac or Mc: nothing also..............

What would be a good name for a country and western singer or cowboy? Tex Sundown

Stuck in the Middle Questions:
Are middle names even necessary or what function do they have in your opinion? yes, there are too many of us with common names and middle names help ID you.
-Do simple middle names like Ann or Lee "count"?
-Do know anyone who doesn't have a middle name? none that I know
-What about those who go by a middle name? If they like it, use it.
-If you have a middle name, do you like it or no? no I don't like it.

Any other name or naming thoughts or interesting comments or skip to next:


Foodie Questions:
Last dish, food, meal - if any - you had with:
-Meatballs?
-Crab?
-Vermont maple syrup or sugar? weeks ago

Growing up, what was your typical before school breakfast? toast & jelly

Last One:
Would you be okay living next to or across the street from a cemetery?


First Published on This Day:
1776 Scotsman Adam Smith's influential economics book "The Wealth of Nations"

Top Music Hits This Day:
1944 Jimmy Dorsey - Besame Mucho
1959 Frankie Avalon - Venus
1964 Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
1973 Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song
1976 Four Seasons - December 1963, Oh What A Night
1980 Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
1981 Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
1986 Starship - Sara
2000 Lonestar - Amazed
2006 James Blunt - You're Beautiful

Today's Quote:
"Do not educate children to be rich. educate them to be happy,
so when they grow up, they'll know the value of things, not the price."
~ unknown

Today’s Phrase:
"Besame Mucho" Spanish for "Kiss Me a Lot"

Today Includes:
Crabmeat Day
Get Over It Day
Meatball Day

This Week Includes:
Celebrate Your Name Week
Read an E-Book Week
Return Borrowed Books Week
School Breakfast Week



Have a glowing Thursday!

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Old 03-08-2017, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Today's Question(s):
Have you helped name anyone, anything, or a pet, and if so, how did you decide at least one name you chose? Yes, I named our first two cats. I got one name from reading a book and another name from a TV movie.

Not the computer. Not the burger place. But any name, first or last, beginning with Mac or Mc: McNamara.

What would be a good name for a country and western singer or cowboy? Travis Trailblazer.


Stuck in the Middle Questions:
Are middle names even necessary or what function do they have in your opinion? By and large, I think we can do without middle names. They might come in handy to help identify people with common names like John Smith.
-Do simple middle names like Ann or Lee "count"? If it sounds good with the first name, I say keep it.
-Do know anyone who doesn't have a middle name? Yes.
-What about those who go by a middle name? My boss from my first full-time job went by his middle name. I also had a classmate from high school who did the same.
-If you have a middle name, do you like it or no? Yes, I like it.

Any other name or naming thoughts or interesting comments or skip to next:


Foodie Questions:
Last dish, food, meal - if any - you had with:
-Meatballs? Angel hair pasta with marinara sauce.
-Crab?
-Vermont maple syrup or sugar? Waffles or French toast.

Growing up, what was your typical before school breakfast? Bowl of cereal and maybe a small glass of orange juice.

Last One:
Would you be okay living next to or across the street from a cemetery? I would tend to say no.

Have an enjoyable Friday Eve!

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Old 03-08-2017, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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A rose named George would still smell like a rose.
This is Celebrate Your Name Week. Let's have some fun with names.


Today's Question(s):
Have you helped name anyone, anything, or a pet, and if so, how did you decide at least one name you chose? No one has ever consulted with me regarding names.

Not the computer. Not the burger place. But any name, first or last, beginning with Mac or Mc:

Old McDonald had a farm...

What would be a good name for a country and western singer or cowboy?
The Red Neck Riders

Stuck in the Middle Questions:
Are middle names even necessary or what function do they have in your opinion? Have never pondered this.
-Do simple middle names like Ann or Lee "count"? Sure
-Do know anyone who doesn't have a middle name? Every time I look in the mirror I see someone without a middle name.
-What about those who go by a middle name? Something else I have never pondered.
-If you have a middle name, do you like it or no? I don't get to answer this question

Any other name or naming thoughts or interesting comments or skip to next: Skipping on to the next question.


Foodie Questions:
Last dish, food, meal - if any - you had with:
-Meatballs? Spaghetti
-Crab? Real crab just dipped in melted butter. Fake crab in a salad.
-Vermont maple syrup or sugar? Waffles. Was many years ago.

Growing up, what was your typical before school breakfast? Cheese sandwich.

Last One:
Would you be okay living next to or across the street from a cemetery? Would rather not


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Old 03-08-2017, 11:13 PM
 
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Today's Question(s):
Have you helped name anyone, anything, or a pet, and if so, how did you decide at least one name you chose? yes. My youngest brother. The other name my mum liked, was the name of a boy in my class that I did not like. No chance he was being named that .

Not the computer. Not the burger place. But any name, first or last, beginning with Mac or Mc:
Mrs Macquaries Chair.

What would be a good name for a country and western singer or cowboy?


Stuck in the Middle Questions:
Are middle names even necessary or what function do they have in your opinion? Mine is after my grandmother. I like it .
-Do simple middle names like Ann or Lee "count"? Sure
-Do know anyone who doesn't have a middle name? ...probably..
-What about those who go by a middle name? My other brother does this.... lol!
-If you have a middle name, do you like it or no? Yes.

Any other name or naming thoughts or interesting comments or skip to next: newp.


Foodie Questions:
Last dish, food, meal - if any - you had with:
-Meatballs? Spaghetti
-Crab? Singapore Crab
-Vermont maple syrup or sugar? hmmm waffles.With bacon .

Growing up, what was your typical before school breakfast? Weet Bix. lol .

Last One:
Would you be okay living next to or across the street from a cemetery? I'd think I'd like the quietness.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:48 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Today's Question(s):
Have you helped name anyone, anything, or a pet, and if so, how did you decide at least one name you chose?
I named my budgie Polly after a parakeet I saw on David Letterman's "Stupid Pet Tricks." The TV Polly got loose and flew up to the lighting grid in the studio. The crew had a time getting her down, but after the next break Letterman announced triumphantly that Polly had been safely returned to her cage. I decided I would name my next bird after her, and I did.
Not the computer. Not the burger place. But any name, first or last, beginning with Mac or Mc:
Mac Davis (whatever happened to him?)
What would be a good name for a country and western singer or cowboy?
Warblin' Willie

Stuck in the Middle Questions:
Are middle names even necessary or what function do they have in your opinion?
They are necessary since many people in this world have the same first and last name.
-Do simple middle names like Ann or Lee "count"?
Yes, of course.
-Do know anyone who doesn't have a middle name?
Yes, I've known a couple of people like that.
-What about those who go by a middle name?
Whatever floats your boat.
-If you have a middle name, do you like it or no?
No, I hate it. It was my father's first name.
Any other name or naming thoughts or interesting comments or skip to next:
I was given a nickname in infancy because my first name is the same as my aunt's. I don't care much for my nickname, but people say it suits me. My mother picked it, so to honor her memory I'll keep it. But in high school I insisted on being called by my real name because I thought it sounded more dignified.

Foodie Questions:
Last dish, food, meal - if any - you had with:
-Meatballs?
Progresso's Italian Wedding Soup
-Crab?
I had a crab cocktail about two or three months ago.
-Vermont maple syrup or sugar?
Both!

Growing up, what was your typical before school breakfast?
Cold cereal and milk. I was a latchkey kid. Dad was already at work by the time I got up, so my brother and I prepared our own breakfasts. When I was in 5th grade I'd stop at my friend Linda's house on the way to school, and her mother would sometimes make us both piece of raisin toast. That was like heaven to me.
Last One:
Would you be okay living next to or across the street from a cemetery?
Yes, I prefer neighbors who are quiet.



Thanks, bjh!
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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A rose named George would still smell like a rose.
This is Celebrate Your Name Week. Let's have some fun with names. Fragnocious.


Today's Question(s):
Have you helped name anyone, anything, or a pet, and if so, how did you decide at least one name you chose? We let the kids name the pets when we had pets.

Not the computer. Not the burger place. But any name, first or last, beginning with Mac or Mc: McDougal

What would be a good name for a country and western singer or cowboy? Gene Autry


Stuck in the Middle Questions:
Are middle names even necessary or what function do they have in your opinion? Yes for identification.
-Do simple middle names like Ann or Lee "count"? Sure
-Do know anyone who doesn't have a middle name? Yes
-What about those who go by a middle name? Yes
-If you have a middle name, do you like it or no? It's okay

Any other name or naming thoughts or interesting comments or skip to next: Bjamanous


Foodie Questions:
Last dish, food, meal - if any - you had with:
-Meatballs? Sketti
-Crab?
-Vermont maple syrup or sugar? Pancakes/waffles

Growing up, what was your typical before school breakfast? We were always sent off with a hot meal, either Cream of Wheat, Oatmeal or Malt-O-Meal with toast/ homemade jelly, orange juice, milk.

Last One:
Would you be okay living next to or across the street from a cemetery? Depends on the location/traffic in the area.

Top Music Hits This Day:
1944 Jimmy Dorsey - Besame Mucho
1959 Frankie Avalon - Venus
1964 Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
1973 Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song
1976 Four Seasons - December 1963, Oh What A Night
1980 Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
1981 Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
1986 Starship - Sara
2000 Lonestar - Amazed
2006 James Blunt - You're Beautiful

Today's Quote:
"Do not educate children to be rich. educate them to be happy,
so when they grow up, they'll know the value of things, not the price."
~ unknown

Today’s Phrase:
"Besame Mucho" Spanish for "Kiss Me a Lot" Sorry, not my thing.

Hopalong bjh
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:41 AM
 
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Good Morning

Today's Question(s):
Have you helped name anyone, anything, or a pet, and if so, how did you decide at least one name you chose? Yes, I do not remember the method that was used.

Not the computer. Not the burger place. But any name, first or last, beginning with Mac or Mc: MacDonald--The Scottish Clan that we are apart of on my Mother's side.

What would be a good name for a country and western singer or cowboy? Jethro

Stuck in the Middle Questions:
Are middle names even necessary or what function do they have in your opinion? Function--if you have a common first and last name I would think it would help.
-Do simple middle names like Ann or Lee "count"?
-Do know anyone who doesn't have a middle name? My grandfather did not have a middle name
-What about those who go by a middle name? If that is what they prefer
-If you have a middle name, do you like it or no?

Any other name or naming thoughts or interesting comments or skip to next:

Foodie Questions:
Last dish, food, meal - if any - you had with:
-Meatballs? With pasta and marinara sauce
-Crab? Maryland crab cakes
-Vermont maple syrup or sugar? Waffles

Growing up, what was your typical before school breakfast? scrambled eggs or cereal

Last One:
Would you be okay living next to or across the street from a cemetery? Yes--quiet and pretty.

Today Includes:
Crabmeat Day
Get Over It Day
Meatball Day

This Week Includes:
Celebrate Your Name Week
Read an E-Book Week
Return Borrowed Books Week
School Breakfast Week

Going to be a beautiful day!
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Old 03-09-2017, 02:43 AM
Status: "Cats know. Cats always know." (set 7 days ago)
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bjh View Post
A rose named George would still smell like a rose.
This is Celebrate Your Name Week. Let's have some fun with names.


Today's Question(s):
Have you helped name anyone, anything, or a pet, and if so, how did you decide at least one name you chose?
just a few pets: a kitten called Daffy that I changed to Duffy. A dog Maggie, aka McGee or Magpie. Didn't much matter, She ignored any name she was called.

Not the computer. Not the burger place. But any name, first or last, beginning with Mac or Mc:
My 1st love Steve McQueen.

What would be a good name for a country and western singer or cowboy?




Stuck in the Middle Questions:
Are middle names even necessary or what function do they have in your opinion?

Sure-if nothing else they let you know how mad at you your mom is. If she uses your middle name, look out!

-Do simple middle names like Ann or Lee "count"?

well, yea. They're middle names.

-Do know anyone who doesn't have a middle name?

a couple

-What about those who go by a middle name?

weird but not too terribly unusual

-If you have a middle name, do you like it or no?
I do and I do.

Any other name or naming thoughts or interesting comments or skip to next:

people, usually women, who can't decide their last names. Like Susie Smith-Jones.


Foodie Questions:
Last dish, food, meal - if any - you had with:
-Meatballs?
-Crab?
-Vermont maple syrup or sugar?

can't remember crab or syrup but had a meatball sub a couple of weeks ago.

Growing up, what was your typical before school breakfast?
usually cereal. Cooked breakfasts, pancakes, eggs and such, were for weekends.


Last One:
Would you be okay living next to or across the street from a cemetery?

sure. No concern that a development will go in; nobody riding dirt bikes or hunting; no loud parties.



First Published on This Day:
1776 Scotsman Adam Smith's influential economics book "The Wealth of Nations"

Top Music Hits This Day:
1944 Jimmy Dorsey - Besame Mucho
1959 Frankie Avalon - Venus
1964 Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
1973 Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song
1976 Four Seasons - December 1963, Oh What A Night
1980 Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
1981 Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
1986 Starship - Sara
2000 Lonestar - Amazed
2006 James Blunt - You're Beautiful

Today's Quote:
"Do not educate children to be rich. educate them to be happy,
so when they grow up, they'll know the value of things, not the price."
~ unknown

Today’s Phrase:
"Besame Mucho" Spanish for "Kiss Me a Lot"

Today Includes:
Crabmeat Day
Get Over It Day
Meatball Day

This Week Includes:
Celebrate Your Name Week
Read an E-Book Week
Return Borrowed Books Week
School Breakfast Week

Today's Stately Picture:
Vermont. Lake Champlain from Addison, VT.

Made freely available on flickr by mobilius mobili

Have a glowing Thursday!
schools serve breakfasts now? wonder why school taxes keep going up.

thanks, bjh.

Have a great day, everyone
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