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Old 08-13-2014, 09:31 PM
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Before anyone can even notice what's afoot it's Thursday.



So here are . . .


Today's Random Questions:
Are you usually an optimist or a pessimist?

Where have you heard music played on a jukebox?

Do you remember anything about the songs played?

Have you attended a city council meeting or similar? If so, why?

Do you know anyone who is adopted or has an adopted family member?




Foodie Breakfast Questions:
What flavors of syrup or toppings do you like on your pancakes or waffles?

What extras do you like stirred in the batter of pancakes or waffles?

What cold cereals do you like?

What hot cereals do you like?

What do you add to cereals, hot or cold?



Just for fun:
What would you like to see outside your window?



Today in History:
1040 King Duncan I lost to rival Macbeth who became King of Scotland & inspired a play by Shakespeare c. 1600
1288 German village Düssel declared town of Düsseldorf
1848 Oregon Territory organized by act of Congress
1885 Japan's first patent issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint
1888 One of the 1st recordings of music played at a press conference introducing Edison's phonograph in London
1893 France became 1st country to introduce motor vehicle registration
1959 Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League
1975 The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running film in history, opened in Los Angeles


Today's Quote:
"There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat."
~Tay Hohoff, author and editor


Today’s Word:
futhark [FOO-thahrk] noun
the runic alphabet, so called from 1st six letters of Old English and Scandinavian runic alphabet: f, u, th, a, r, k


Today Is:
Creamsicle Day
Navajo Code Talkers Day
V-J Day


This Week Is:
Elvis Week
Little League Baseball World Series
Scrabble Week


Today's Nostalgic Picture:
Description reads: "Wurlitzer 3500 "Zodiac" Juke-box from 1971. Lid closed and turned on."
This is the sort of juke box I remember. A bit later than some of the classic ones, but lots of good memories.

Photo by Frederic Pasteleurs made available on commons.wikimedia.org

Have a rockin' Thursday!
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:39 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Lightbulb Today's Questions: Thursday, 14 August 2014
Before anyone can even notice what's afoot it's Thursday.



So here are . . .


Today's Random Questions:
Are you usually an optimist or a pessimist?

Where have you heard music played on a jukebox?
Bars, dance halls, soda fountains, burger joints ....
Do you remember anything about the songs played?
Yep! Particular songs on some.
Have you attended a city council meeting or similar? If so, why?
Neighborhood type meeting..

Do you know anyone who is adopted or has an adopted family member?
Have known, yes.



Foodie Breakfast Questions:
What flavors of syrup or toppings do you like on your pancakes or waffles?
Syrup ...kids and us have been adding peanut butter recently.
What extras do you like stirred in the batter of pancakes or waffles?

What cold cereals do you like?
Grape nuts, Raisin brand and others though i never eat them.
What hot cereals do you like?
Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, Malt o Meal.
What do you add to cereals, hot or cold?
Fruit back in the day.


Just for fun:
What would you like to see outside your window?
New home, New cars, entire family....


Today in History:
1040 King Duncan I lost to rival Macbeth who became King of Scotland & inspired a play by Shakespeare c. 1600
1288 German village Düssel declared town of Düsseldorf
1848 Oregon Territory organized by act of Congress
1885 Japan's first patent issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint
1888 One of the 1st recordings of music played at a press conference introducing Edison's phonograph in London
1893 France became 1st country to introduce motor vehicle registration
1959 Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League
1975 The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running film in history, opened in Los Angeles


Today's Quote:
"There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat."
~Tay Hohoff, author and editor
Except for a dog!

Today’s Word:
futhark [FOO-thahrk] noun
the runic alphabet, so called from 1st six letters of Old English and Scandinavian runic alphabet: f, u, th, a, r, k


Today Is:
Creamsicle Day
Navajo Code Talkers Day
V-J Day


This Week Is:
Elvis Week
Little League Baseball World Series
Scrabble Week


Today's Nostalgic Picture:
Description reads: "Wurlitzer 3500 "Zodiac" Juke-box from 1971. Lid closed and turned on."
This is the sort of juke box I remember. A bit later than some of the classic ones, but lots of good memories.
I remember some real oldies..
Photo by Frederic Pasteleurs made available on commons.wikimedia.org
Nice!
Have a rockin' Thursday!
Thanks BJH!

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Old 08-13-2014, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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Today's Random Questions:
Are you usually an optimist or a pessimist?
I am both. It all depends on the situation.

Where have you heard music played on a jukebox?
Had to think about this for a while. Back in my college days they were in most bars and restaurants.


Do you remember anything about the songs played?
I seem to recall a lot of 60's and 70's songs.

Have you attended a city council meeting or similar? If so, why?
Nope. If I am going to waste my time it will be doing something I like and not at some city council meeting.

Do you know anyone who is adopted or has an adopted family member?
I know a few people who have adopted children.



Foodie Breakfast Questions:
What flavors of syrup or toppings do you like on your pancakes or waffles?
Putting anything other than butter and maple syrup on pancakes and waffles is a sin.

What extras do you like stirred in the batter of pancakes or waffles?
Don't be trying to serve me foo foo pancakes and waffles. Keep them plain or toss them out.

What cold cereals do you like?
Just about all of them except those with cinnamon.

What hot cereals do you like?
None of them

What do you add to cereals, hot or cold?
Bananas. Don't be trying to sneak milk onto my cereal.



Just for fun:
What would you like to see outside your window?
The Publishers Clearing House folks carrying a check with my name on it.



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Old 08-13-2014, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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Before anyone can even notice what's afoot it's Thursday.

So here are . . .

Today's Random Questions:
Are you usually an optimist or a pessimist? Glass is half full around here most of the time!

Where have you heard music played on a jukebox?
Way back when a lot of places had the older ones as well as at a number of retro restaurants since that have them as well as the selection menu boxes where you could select the songs and pay for them at your tables.

Do you remember anything about the songs played?
The older ones played the 45's where you could see them drop & play.

Have you attended a city council meeting or similar? If so, why?
For city/neighborhood concerns

Do you know anyone who is adopted or has an adopted family member?


Foodie Breakfast Questions:
What flavors of syrup or toppings do you like on your pancakes or waffles?
Maple or Aunt Jemima's Country Rich

What extras do you like stirred in the batter of pancakes or waffles?
Prefer them plain

What cold cereals do you like?
Corn flakes, raisin bran & rice crispies, but rarely eat them as I really don't care for milk anymore, even at 1%

What hot cereals do you like?
oatmeal w/apples & cinnamon

What do you add to cereals, hot or cold?
bananas sometimes


Just for fun:
What would you like to see outside your window?
Beach or woods, so I do!


Today in History:
1040 King Duncan I lost to rival Macbeth who became King of Scotland & inspired a play by Shakespeare c. 1600
1288 German village Düssel declared town of Düsseldorf
1848 Oregon Territory organized by act of Congress
1885 Japan's first patent issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint
1888 One of the 1st recordings of music played at a press conference introducing Edison's phonograph in London
1893 France became 1st country to introduce motor vehicle registration
1959 Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League
1975 The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running film in history, opened in Los Angeles


Today's Quote: ... cat or dog"There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat."
~Tay Hohoff, author and editor


Today’s Word: new wordfuthark [FOO-thahrk] noun
the runic alphabet, so called from 1st six letters of Old English and Scandinavian runic alphabet: f, u, th, a, r, k


Today Is:
Creamsicle Day
Navajo Code Talkers Day
V-J Day


This Week Is:Elvis Week
Little League Baseball World Series
Scrabble Week


Today's Nostalgic Picture:
Description reads: "Wurlitzer 3500 "Zodiac" Juke-box from 1971. Lid closed and turned on."
This is the sort of juke box I remember. A bit later than some of the classic ones, but lots of good memories.

Photo by Frederic Pasteleurs made available on commons.wikimedia.org

Have a rockin' Thursday!
Thanks for the great QotD, bjh, great graphics, too! Here's to a terrific Thursday to all of you!
.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Today's Random Questions:
Are you usually anoptimist or a pessimist? I try to be an optimist most of the time.

Where have you heard music played on a jukebox?
I haven't heard one in years.
Do you remember anything about the songs played?

Have you attended a city council meeting or similar? If so, why?
I have attended a good number of meetings in the past. If you know what's happening at the city or in the area you can help to make things better. Being involved matters....

Do you know anyone who is adopted or has an adopted family member?
Yes,,,, I adopted my daughter years ago when I first married.

Foodie Breakfast Questions:
What flavors of syrup or toppings do you like on your pancakes or waffles?
blueberry
What extras do you like stirred in the batter of pancakes or waffles?
Blueberry
What cold cereals do you like?
Cheerios
What hot cereals do you like?
Oatmeal
What do you add to cereals, hot or cold?
Sometimes a banana on cold, raisins on hot


Just for fun:
What would you like to see outside your window?
Those guys from Readers Digest with the big check telling me that I won.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Hello all,

Before anyone can even notice what's afoot it's Thursday.


So here are . . .

Today's Random Questions:
Are you usually an optimist or a pessimist?

Where have you heard music played on a jukebox? Diners

Do you remember anything about the songs played? Usually early stuff, like 1960s or 70s Top 40. 50/50 on like or dislike.
Edit to add: A popular diner chain, Silver Diner, still has them where I live.

Have you attended a city council meeting or similar? If so, why? - No.

Do you know anyone who is adopted or has an adopted family member? - No.

Foodie Breakfast Questions:
What flavors of syrup or toppings do you like on your pancakes or waffles? _ Don't eat them too often, maybe 2-3 times a year and prefer French Toast.
Regular maple is good enough.

What extras do you like stirred in the batter of pancakes or waffles? N/A

What cold cereals do you like? I have a variety always on hand. Let's see, current ones are pretty much staples:
Post Grape Nuts, Arrowhead Mills Sweetened Shredded Wheat, Trader Joe's High Fiber and Organic High Fiber O's.

What hot cereals do you like? - I don't buy these but I do like oatmeal.

What do you add to cereals, hot or cold? - Cold - Banana, strawberries and/or blueberries. Also - Vanilla Rice Dream.

Just for fun:
What would you like to see outside your window? Waterfalls.

Thanks, bjh.
Have a great Thursday, everyone!

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Old 08-13-2014, 10:13 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Today's Random Questions:
Are you usually an optimist or a pessimist? Optimist mostly

Where have you heard music played on a jukebox? Hmmm ... Maybe a old-style restaurant that still has them ...

Do you remember anything about the songs played? Nope

Have you attended a city council meeting or similar? If so, why? Yes ... My church was petitioning to obtain their permits to hold services in my city and I went to support them.

Do you know anyone who is adopted or has an adopted family member? I am adopted




Foodie Breakfast Questions:
What flavors of syrup or toppings do you like on your pancakes or waffles? I'm more into the Strawberries with the glaze and whip cream ... Also bananas and blueberries are yummy

What extras do you like stirred in the batter of pancakes or waffles? blueberries, strawberries or bananas

What cold cereals do you like? Cinnamon Life is my favorite now ... Also like Honey Nut Cheerios and the Honey Nut Cheerios Medley ...

What hot cereals do you like? Quaker raisin and spice ... I also love Malt-o-Meal with butter and brown sugar

What do you add to cereals, hot or cold? Nothing for cold (not even that icky milk stuff ) ... Hot ones ... butter, brown sugar, bananas, cinnamon ...



Just for fun:
What would you like to see outside your window? What I should NORMALLY see outside my window ... Anything unusual would likely freak me out
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Today's Questions: Thursday, 14 August 2014

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Before anyone can even notice what's afoot it's Thursday.



So here are . . .


Today's Random Questions:
Are you usually an optimist or a pessimist? I am optimist and a pessimist

Where have you heard music played on a jukebox? Yes

Do you remember anything about the songs played? Yes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6JJjfnNwsY


Have you attended a city council meeting or similar? If so, why? Very long story on human rights.. in Florida

Do you know anyone who is adopted or has an adopted family member? Yes knew a family in Florida 16 children over 20 plus years.. all were bound for college ..home schooled




Foodie Breakfast Questions:
What flavors of syrup or toppings do you like on your pancakes or waffles? Toasted Cocoanut -- Walnuts and bitter sweet chocolate chips and Amaretto Disaronno mixed with real $$$ Maple Syrup.. 1-2 shot in a standard bottle of Real Maple Syrup is all you need.. then warm it in a pan of water lid on. Not boil ! HOT Water only

What extras do you like stirred in the batter of pancakes or waffles?... the above

What cold cereals do you like?.. Life

What hot cereals do you like? .. Oatmeal real Oatmeal

What do you add to cereals, hot or cold? ... Bananas...



Just for fun:
What would you like to see outside your window?... Peace
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Winter doorway to Texas weather
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Today's Questions: Thursday, 14 August 2014 Before anyone can even notice what's afoot it's Thursday.
http://s17.rimg.info/9782555b07e7d30...c20de19264.gif


So here are . . .


Today's Random Questions:
Are you usually an optimist or a pessimist?
I'm usually both but tending toward pessimism as I age.


Where have you heard music played on a jukebox?
I think that would be the floor-standing nickelodeon my FIL had on his back porch about a decade ago.

Do you remember anything about the songs played?
It had to be some really old stuff like Tommy Dorsey since I think it only cost a nickel to play a tune.

Have you attended a city council meeting or similar? If so, why?
I don't recall ever attending any city council meetings. The last local public meeting I attended was a couple of years ago regarding a proposal to build hundreds of wind turbines in the area.

I've also sat on panels of similar sorts of public meetings when I was still working.


Do you know anyone who is adopted or has an adopted family member?
Yes. My wife's 1st cousin was adopted in Germany many years ago.



Foodie Breakfast Questions: http://s20.rimg.info/ede0187294768d2...d9295400fb.gif
What flavors of syrup or toppings do you like on your pancakes or waffles?
Mrs. Butterworth regular flavor syrup. However, if I happen to be at an IHOP, anything can happen.

What extras do you like stirred in the batter of pancakes or waffles?
Blueberries sometimes. Chopped pecans sometimes.

What cold cereals do you like?
Most of them.

What hot cereals do you like?
Oatmeal and malt-o-meal for sure. Is (or is it Are?) grits a hot cereal? If so, I love 'em with bacon and eggs.

What do you add to cereals, hot or cold?
Milk and a sugar substitute. Maybe a spat of butter to hot cereal. Can't add real sugar to anything anymore.


Just for fun: http://s19.rimg.info/e29eb967d88da18...278b54fc3e.gif
What would you like to see outside your window?
Next spring. I'm not looking forward to the winter.


Everyone have a nice Thursday!

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Old 08-13-2014, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Today's Random Questions:
Are you usually an optimist or a pessimist? I'm optipestic.

Where have you heard music played on a jukebox? Honkytonk bars, cafes, diners.

Do you remember anything about the songs played? "Hay hay Good Lookin" Hank Williams, "Rock around the Clock", Bill Haley and the Comets, "Only You", the Platters, need I list the other 1000 more?


Have you attended a city council meeting or similar? If so, why? Yes for a zoning issue.

Do you know anyone who is adopted or has an adopted family member? Yes, my sister adopted a boy & a girl. The boy turned out to be a problem live on the street druggie and disappeared, the girl turned out to be the neatest sweetest most wonderful thing there is.


Foodie Breakfast Questions:
What flavors of syrup or toppings do you like on your pancakes or waffles? Hot maple syrup.

What extras do you like stirred in the batter of pancakes or waffles? Walnuts or pecan nuts.

What cold cereals do you like? Gluten free, especially Rice Chex.

What hot cereals do you like? Quaker Oats.

What do you add to cereals, hot or cold? Hot is Craisins. Cold is strawberries or blue berries, or peaches, or bananas.

Just for fun:
What would you like to see outside your window? Brinks truck unloading bags and bags of $$$ to my door

bjh
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