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Old 08-10-2016, 11:15 PM
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We're supposed to get rain this weekend. So batten down the hatches, but first here are . . .


Today's Questions:
What are some good places to walk for exercise?

Some people walk at malls. Do you ever go to the mall anymore?

Tell us anything that happened in a mall:

Have you been to a mall that has fountains in it?

Do you have a favorite decorative public fountain anywhere?

How about any favorite typeface fonts?
--> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typeface


Foodie Questions:
What foods and drinks do you like to see for sale at a mall food court?


Extra:
Have you ever planned a funeral?

Have you pre-planned and pre-paid any funerals?


Just for fun:
In your opinion why DID the chicken cross the road?


Today in History:
1929 Babe Ruth 1st baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run in Cleveland, Ohio
1937 Edith Wharton, American author of The Age of Innocence and other books, died in France at age 75
1942 Actress Hedy Lamarr received patent for frequency-hopping spread spectrum communications, basis for wireless technology
1959 Sheremetyevo International Airport, the second-largest airport in Russia, opened near Moscow
1968 Last steam train run on British Rail
2015 1st time in Major League Baseball history all 15 home teams won their game, previous record 12 in 1914

Today's Quote:
"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
~ Edith Wharton, American author

Today’s Word:
font 1 [font] noun
1.a receptacle, usually of stone containing water, ex. used in baptism
2.a productive source, ex. He/she is a font of criticism, or wisdom, or ideas.
3.the reservoir for oil in a lamp
5.Archaic. a fountain
Origin - Middle English > Old English > Latin for spring or fountain
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font 2 [font] noun
Printing. a complete assortment of type of one style and size
Origin - Middle French > Latin, a pouring, molding, casting, from Latin "fundere" to pour, akin to foundry

Today Includes:
Mountain Day (Japan)
Raspberry Tart Day

This Week Includes:
Elvis Week
Farmers' Market Week
Stop on Red Week

Today's Stately Picture:
Kansas. Sunrise near Riley, Kansas. So bright need some shades.

Made freely available on flickr.com by Garett Gabriel

Wishing you a Thursday so perfect it looks photoshopped!

Last edited by bjh; 08-11-2016 at 12:00 AM.. Reason: clarify
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:23 PM
 
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We're supposed to get rain this weekend. So batten down the hatches, but first here are . . .


Today's Questions:
What are some good places to walk for exercise?
I try the indoor mall on HOT days, it's cool inside and few people in the early morning. Also the city park is a good spot if the weather is nicer.

Some people walk at malls. Do you ever go to the mall anymore?
^^^^^ yes,,,

Tell us anything that happened in a mall:
nothing other than I walked and then stopped at the food court for coffee and a roll.

Have you been to a mall that has fountains in it?
no fountains at the mall I go to. However there are a number of others that have fountains outside.

Do you have a favorite public fountain anywhere?
no

How about any favorite typeface fonts?
If I can get it on the monitor I'm happy but I like Verdana the most....
--> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typeface


Foodie Questions:
What foods and drinks do you like to see for sale at a mall food court?
coffee & a roll


Extra:
Have you ever planned a funeral?
unfortunately yes a few of them over the years.

Have you pre-planned and pre-paid any funerals?
not pre-paid


Just for fun:
In your opinion why DID the chicken cross the road?
Suicidal,,He watched too many political ads on TV and listened to the news........................



Today in History:
1929 Babe Ruth 1st baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run in Cleveland, Ohio
1937 Edith Wharton, American author of The Age of Innocence and other books, died in France at age 75
1942 Actress Hedy Lamarr received patent for frequency-hopping spread spectrum communications, basis for wireless technology
1959 Sheremetyevo International Airport, the second-largest airport in Russia, opened near Moscow
1968 Last steam train run on British Rail
2015 1st time in Major League Baseball history all 15 home teams won their game, previous record 12 in 1914

Today's Quote:
"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
~ Edith Wharton, American author

Today’s Word:
font 1 [font] noun
1.a receptacle, usually of stone containing water, ex. used in baptism
2.a productive source, ex. He/she is a font of criticism, or wisdom, or ideas.
3.the reservoir for oil in a lamp
5.Archaic. a fountain
Origin - Middle English > Old English > Latin for spring or fountain
-
font 2 [font] noun
Printing. a complete assortment of type of one style and size
Origin - Middle French > Latin, a pouring, molding, casting, from Latin "fundere" to pour, akin to foundry

Today Includes:
Mountain Day (Japan)
Raspberry Tart Day

This Week Includes:
Elvis Week
Farmers' Market Week
Stop on Red Week

Today's Stately Picture:
Kansas. Sunrise near Riley, Kansas. So bright need some shades.

Made freely available on flickr.com by Garett Gabriel

Wishing you a Thursday so perfect it looks photoshopped!

Last edited by AksarbeN; 08-10-2016 at 11:38 PM..
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:37 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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We're supposed to get rain this weekend. So batten down the hatches, but first here are . . .
I'm leaving the hatches open we need all we can get.

Today's Questions:
What are some good places to walk for exercise?
Parks, trails, beaches.
Some people walk at malls. Do you ever go to the mall anymore?
Rarely.
Tell us anything that happened in a mall:
Sales, theft and general mayhem.
Have you been to a mall that has fountains in it?

Do you have a favorite public fountain anywhere?

How about any favorite typeface fonts?
--> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typeface


Foodie Questions:
What foods and drinks do you like to see for sale at a mall food court?
Good inexpensive food.

Extra:
Have you ever planned a funeral?

Have you pre-planned and pre-paid any funerals?
Not looking forward to any either.

Just for fun:
In your opinion why DID the chicken cross the road?
Not a clue unless in hot pursuit of a worm.

Today in History:
1929 Babe Ruth 1st baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run in Cleveland, Ohio
1937 Edith Wharton, American author of The Age of Innocence and other books, died in France at age 75
1942 Actress Hedy Lamarr received patent for frequency-hopping spread spectrum communications, basis for wireless technology
1959 Sheremetyevo International Airport, the second-largest airport in Russia, opened near Moscow
1968 Last steam train run on British Rail
2015 1st time in Major League Baseball history all 15 home teams won their game, previous record 12 in 1914

Today's Quote:
"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
~ Edith Wharton, American author

Today’s Word:
font 1 [font] noun
1.a receptacle, usually of stone containing water, ex. used in baptism
2.a productive source, ex. He/she is a font of criticism, or wisdom, or ideas.
3.the reservoir for oil in a lamp
5.Archaic. a fountain
Origin - Middle English > Old English > Latin for spring or fountain
-
font 2 [font] noun
Printing. a complete assortment of type of one style and size
Origin - Middle French > Latin, a pouring, molding, casting, from Latin "fundere" to pour, akin to foundry

Today Includes:
Mountain Day (Japan)
Raspberry Tart Day

This Week Includes:
Elvis Week
Farmers' Market Week
Stop on Red Week

Today's Stately Picture:
Kansas. Sunrise near Riley, Kansas. So bright need some shades.

Made freely available on flickr.com by Garett Gabriel




Wishing you a Thursday so perfect it looks photoshopped!
Thanks BJH ! Nice job!

Last edited by SATX56; 08-10-2016 at 11:47 PM..
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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We're supposed to get rain this weekend. So batten down the hatches, but first here are . . .We're sittin' through another huge rain storm right now in MintySota.


Today's Questions:
What are some good places to walk for exercise? Around the neighborhood.

Some people walk at malls. Do you ever go to the mall anymore? Rarely.

Tell us anything that happened in a mall: Bought something, it's been so long I forgot what it was.

Have you been to a mall that has fountains in it?

Do you have a favorite public fountain anywhere? No, I don't drink out of public fountains.

How about any favorite typeface fonts? Whatever is readable.
--> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typeface


Foodie Questions:
What foods and drinks do you like to see for sale at a mall food court? I don't partake in food court foods.


Extra:
Have you ever planned a funeral? Mine.

Have you pre-planned and pre-paid any funerals? Mine.


Just for fun:
In your opinion why DID the chicken cross the road? To meet up with that stud rooster.


bjh
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:56 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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We're supposed to get rain this weekend. So batten down the hatches, but first here are . . .


Today's Questions:
What are some good places to walk for exercise?
around my neighborhood and at the nearby lake

Some people walk at malls. Do you ever go to the mall anymore?
Hardly ever, it's not really close by

Tell us anything that happened in a mall:
I used to work at one of the big chain department stores in customer service years ago and part of my job was to wrap presents. I wrapped a gift for a lady during the holidays and she obviously didn't like where I placed the bow and threw it back at me, hitting me in the face. It was the most demeaning thing I had ever experienced at that time and it was all I could do to keep from crawling over that counter and kicking her Scrooge butt!

Have you been to a mall that has fountains in it?
The nearest mall used to have one but I don't know if it's still there

Do you have a favorite public fountain anywhere?
none around this po dunk town

How about any favorite typeface fonts?
no not really
--> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typeface


Foodie Questions:
What foods and drinks do you like to see for sale at a mall food court?
doesn't really matter to me I hardly ever go there


Extra:
Have you ever planned a funeral?
No I haven't

Have you pre-planned and pre-paid any funerals?
nope


Just for fun:
In your opinion why DID the chicken cross the road?
He wanted to play "chicken" with the cars


Today in History:
1929 Babe Ruth 1st baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run in Cleveland, Ohio
1937 Edith Wharton, American author of The Age of Innocence and other books, died in France at age 75
1942 Actress Hedy Lamarr received patent for frequency-hopping spread spectrum communications, basis for wireless technology
1959 Sheremetyevo International Airport, the second-largest airport in Russia, opened near Moscow
1968 Last steam train run on British Rail
2015 1st time in Major League Baseball history all 15 home teams won their game, previous record 12 in 1914

Today's Quote:
"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
~ Edith Wharton, American author

Today’s Word:
font 1 [font] noun
1.a receptacle, usually of stone containing water, ex. used in baptism
2.a productive source, ex. He/she is a font of criticism, or wisdom, or ideas.
3.the reservoir for oil in a lamp
5.Archaic. a fountain
Origin - Middle English > Old English > Latin for spring or fountain
-
font 2 [font] noun
Printing. a complete assortment of type of one style and size
Origin - Middle French > Latin, a pouring, molding, casting, from Latin "fundere" to pour, akin to foundry

Today Includes:
Mountain Day (Japan)
Raspberry Tart Day

This Week Includes:
Elvis Week
Farmers' Market Week
Stop on Red Week

Today's Stately Picture:
Kansas. Sunrise near Riley, Kansas. So bright need some shades.

Made freely available on flickr.com by Garett Gabriel

Wishing you a Thursday so perfect it looks photoshopped!

Thanks bjh!
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Today's Questions:
What are some good places to walk for exercise? Parks, especially ones with bike and walking trails. Beaches and also the local enclosed malls are good.

Some people walk at malls. Do you ever go to the mall anymore? Very rarely in the main part of the mall. The only reason to go to my local mall is Costco is one of the anchor stores and it's the only store there I patronize.

Tell us anything that happened in a mall: I grew up in the next city over from my current one and when the mall there was still fairly new, I heard that a male streaker ran down the length of the mall (during the early morning before it opened), went outside and got into a waiting car which then sped off. I understand the police chased the car down but I don't know what happened afterward.

Have you been to a mall that has fountains in it? A few.

Do you have a favorite decorative public fountain anywhere? I'm not aware of any around here.

How about any favorite typeface fonts? I tend to like sans serif fonts like Arial. I also like using a different font every day for the QOTD, in case anyone noticed. This one is Trebuchet MS.
--> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typeface


Foodie Questions:
What foods and drinks do you like to see for sale at a mall food court? A wide variety, like burgers, Chinese food, Mexican food, baked goods (cookies, brownies), ice cream and smoothies.


Extra:
Have you ever planned a funeral? No.

Have you pre-planned and pre-paid any funerals? No.


Just for fun:
In your opinion why DID the chicken cross the road? To get away from the sly fox.

Enjoy your Friday Eve (Thursday).

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Old 08-11-2016, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I got my favorite slot without meaning to!

Quote:
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Tell us anything that happened in a mall:
nothing other than I walked and then stopped at the food court for coffee and a roll.
. . . . .

Foodie Questions:
What foods and drinks do you like to see for sale at a mall food court?
coffee & a roll
Sounds like your favorite places at the mall are Starbucks and Cinnabon.
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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Today's Questions:
What are some good places to walk for exercise? Fortunately, I live on the outskirts of a very small town; so have lots of empty country lanes to do my walking/running


Some people walk at malls. Do you ever go to the mall anymore? Don't bother with shopping centres (malls); too far away, too crowded, too expensive, nightmare trying to find a parking space, hassle actually getting there by road and just not worth the bother by foot - especially when loaded up carrying a myriad of shopping bags!



Tell us anything that happened in a mall: Nothing really happens at my local shopping centre; just hundreds of people milling around looking for bargains, shouting at their kids, talking, pointing, laughing, getting stressed out because they can't find what they're looking for. It's a veritable cornucopia of humanity in a confined space

Have you been to a mall that has fountains in it? Yes, and a small waterfall. But it was closed down because some drunk teenager decided to dive off a ledge and into the shallow pool below the fountain. Teenager broke his neck. So the fountain/waterfall/pool was closed for safety reasons

Do you have a favorite public fountain anywhere? There's a nice one in our local park! On hot summer days you can stand underneath it and cool down (assuming you're wearing the right attire)


How about any favorite typeface fonts? I do like Century Gothic & Verdana


Foodie Questions:
What foods and drinks do you like to see for sale at a mall food court? Never bother really. Although it would be nice to see more international cuisine available - especially Japanese, African & South American foods



Extra:
Have you ever planned a funeral? Not yet, but I know that day will come sooner or later. I have already drawn up a "What To Do... Who To Contact...." crib-sheet, so I am least prepared to some degree, as I can imagine trying to arrange a funeral for family member can be quite emotive and stressful. So would rather prepare early


Have you pre-planned and pre-paid any funerals? My parents have Life insurance, as do I. So if anything happens to any of us, the funeral bills will be paid for.



Just for fun:
In your opinion why DID the chicken cross the road? To have a good time at the seedy joint on the other side!
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Old 08-11-2016, 02:05 AM
 
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Good morning, putting the umbrella in my bag today--storms expected.


[b]Today's Questions:
What are some good places to walk for exercise? We have a quaint, little cemetery in my town--perfect place to take a walk. One particular tombstone is of Mary Lamb--she died in 1918--I say hi to her every time I walk through

Some people walk at malls. Do you ever go to the mall anymore? Not convenient for me--the closest Mall is 30 minutes away.

Tell us anything that happened in a mall:

Have you been to a mall that has fountains in it?

Do you have a favorite decorative public fountain anywhere? Buckingham Fountain in Chicago

How about any favorite typeface fonts?Comic Sans
--> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typeface

Foodie Questions:
What foods and drinks do you like to see for sale at a mall food court? Soups and water


Extra:
Have you ever planned a funeral?

Have you pre-planned and pre-paid any funerals?

Just for fun:
In your opinion why DID the chicken cross the road? He had to go to the Mall


Today Includes:
Mountain Day (Japan)
Raspberry Tart Day

This Week Includes:
Elvis Week
Farmers' Market Week Stopped at one yesterday on my way home from work--I practically melted since it was in the high 90's.
Stop on Red Week

Wishing you a Thursday so perfect it looks photoshopped!
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Old 08-11-2016, 03:20 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Today's Questions:
What are some good places to walk for exercise?
- I like Greenbelt Lake.

Where I work the employee parking lot that is shared with other businesses will due. One mile if I walk it 3 times, Add about a quarter mile just to get there

Some people walk at malls. Do you ever go to the mall anymore? - Yes, there is one very close to where I live. I only go there because of a grocery store with my bank inside and a pizza place I like.

Tell us anything that happened in a mall: - Nothing special.

Have you been to a mall that has fountains in it? - A long time ago.

Do you have a favorite decorative public fountain anywhere? - Edit: Changing my answer because I don't think they are there anymore.

How about any favorite typeface fonts? - Just regular.

Foodie Questions:
What foods and drinks do you like to see for sale at a mall food court?
- The one near my home does not have one. The few food places are scattered.

There is a very large one near where I work that does. Sometimes I stop in at a Chinese type chain.

Extra:
Have you ever planned a funeral?
-

Never. I hate them as they are pointless. I do not want one.

Have you pre-planned and pre-paid any funerals? ^

Parents paid for theirs. An incredible waste of money if you ask me. Stunning how much they cost.

In your opinion why DID the chicken cross the road?- It was hoping to get killed instead of ending up on someones plate.

Thanks, bjh.
Hope everyone has a great Thursday!

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