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Old 11-02-2016, 09:24 PM
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Halloween is over. It was skeery. Let's recover with . . .


Today's Questions:
Turtleneck sweaters, why or why not?

Have you ever taken a road trip on two lane highways instead of the interstate?
-If so, can you give an example of where to where?

Even if it was just a school play, has anyone in your family ever been bitten by the acting bug?


Bonus Section:
Have you ever been to a flea market?

If so, indoors or outdoors or both?

Did you buy anything?

Did you eat anything?


Foodie Questions:
Do you recognize/have you had:
-Frito pie?
-Walking taco?
-Pudgy pie?
-Cornish pastie?

What's at least one sandwich or other handy food the region you live in is known for?


Just for fun:
Describe a dumb move you saw someone pull in traffic:


Today in History:
1817 The Bank of Montreal, Canada's oldest chartered bank, opened in Montreal
1838 The Times of India, world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper founded in Bombay
1911 Chevrolet officially entered the automobile market in competition with Ford
1918 Poland declared its independence from Russia
1964 Washington D.C. residents able to vote in a presidential election for the first time
1973 NASA launched the Mariner 10 toward Mercury; March 29, 1974, it became 1st space probe to reach that planet

Today's Quote:
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."
~ Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher

Today’s Word:
nib [nib] noun
1.the point of a pen
2.a point of anything, ex. a cutting tool with a diamond nib

Today Includes:
Cliché Day
Sandwich Day
Stout Day

This Week Includes:
Communication Week
Fig Week

November Includes:
Adopt A Senior Pet Month
Aviation History Month
Banana Pudding Lovers Month
Pomegranate Month
Sponge Month

Today's Stately Picture:
Nevada. Sunlight shines on cactus at Basin and Range National Monument.

Bureau of Land Management, US government photo in the public domain

Here's hoping your Thursday doesn't blow!
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Old 11-02-2016, 09:25 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Halloween is over. It was skeery. Let's recover with . . .


Today's Questions:
Turtleneck sweaters, why or why not?
Sure, why not?

Have you ever taken a road trip on two lane highways instead of the interstate?
-If so, can you give an example of where to where?

From Casper WY, to Yellowstone
From Vegas to Reno
From Ventura, CA to Monterey, CA
From Nuevo Laredo to Monterrey, MX
... and many more


Even if it was just a school play, has anyone in your family ever been bitten by the acting bug?



Bonus Section:
Have you ever been to a flea market?
Many times in various countries

If so, indoors or outdoors or both?

Did you buy anything?
Sometimes

Did you eat anything?
Always!


Foodie Questions:
Do you recognize/have you had:
-Frito pie? <<< yes
-Walking taco? <<< Just walking WITH the taco
-Pudgy pie? <<< Isn't that just a grilled sandwich?
-Cornish pastie? <<< Yes, but not in the UK.

What's at least one sandwich or other handy food the region you live in is known for?
Texas BBQ sandwich
Tacos



Just for fun:
Describe a dumb move you saw someone pull in traffic:
Just one???
Typical, everyday occurrence: merging into the traffic in front of me, causing me to hit the brakes really hard, instead of merging behind me, where was no traffic at all


Today in History:
1817 The Bank of Montreal, Canada's oldest chartered bank, opened in Montreal
1838 The Times of India, world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper founded in Bombay
1911 Chevrolet officially entered the automobile market in competition with Ford
1918 Poland declared its independence from Russia
1964 Washington D.C. residents able to vote in a presidential election for the first time
1973 NASA launched the Mariner 10 toward Mercury; March 29, 1974, it became 1st space probe to reach that planet

Today's Quote:
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."
~ Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher

Today’s Word:
nib [nib] noun
1.the point of a pen
2.a point of anything, ex. a cutting tool with a diamond nib

Today Includes:
Cliché Day
Sandwich Day
Stout Day

This Week Includes:
Communication Week
Fig Week

November Includes:
Adopt A Senior Pet Month
Aviation History Month
Banana Pudding Lovers Month
Pomegranate Month
Sponge Month

Today's Stately Picture: <<< So pretty!!
Nevada. Sunlight shines on cactus at Basin and Range National Monument.

Bureau of Land Management, US government photo in the public domain

Here's hoping your Thursday doesn't blow!
Will see...
Thank you, bjh!
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Old 11-02-2016, 09:30 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Halloween is over. It was skeery. Let's recover with . . .


Today's Questions:
Turtleneck sweaters, why or why not?

Have you ever taken a road trip on two lane highways instead of the interstate?
-If so, can you give an example of where to where?
smalls towns around our area. I love going off the beaten path.
Even if it was just a school play, has anyone in your family ever been bitten by the acting bug?


Bonus Section:
Have you ever been to a flea market?

If so, indoors or outdoors or both?

Did you buy anything?

Did you eat anything?


Foodie Questions:
Do you recognize/have you had:
-Frito pie?
-Walking taco? I've had every kind of taco there is. Street taco here maybe term to match your walking taco.
-Pudgy pie?
-Cornish pastie?

What's at least one sandwich or other handy food the region you live in is known for?
Tacos would have been #1. Tamales!

Just for fun:
Describe a dumb move you saw someone pull in traffic:
There's been way too many to choose just one.

Today in History:
1817 The Bank of Montreal, Canada's oldest chartered bank, opened in Montreal
1838 The Times of India, world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper founded in Bombay
1911 Chevrolet officially entered the automobile market in competition with Ford
1918 Poland declared its independence from Russia
1964 Washington D.C. residents able to vote in a presidential election for the first time
1973 NASA launched the Mariner 10 toward Mercury; March 29, 1974, it became 1st space probe to reach that planet

Today's Quote:
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."
~ Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher

Today’s Word:
nib [nib] noun
1.the point of a pen
2.a point of anything, ex. a cutting tool with a diamond nib

Today Includes:
Cliché Day
Sandwich Day
Stout Day

This Week Includes:
Communication Week
Fig Week

November Includes:
Adopt A Senior Pet Month
Aviation History Month
Banana Pudding Lovers Month
Pomegranate Month
Sponge Month

Today's Stately Picture:
Nevada. Sunlight shines on cactus at Basin and Range National Monument.

Bureau of Land Management, US government photo in the public domain

Here's hoping your Thursday doesn't blow!
Thanks BJH! Nice job!

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Old 11-02-2016, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Today's Questions:
Turtleneck sweaters, why or why not?
- Appears uncomfortable and scratchy.

Have you ever taken a road trip on two lane highways instead of the interstate? - Probably.
-If so, can you give an example of where to where?


Even if it was just a school play, has anyone in your family ever been bitten by the acting bug? - Nope

Bonus Section:
Have you ever been to a flea market?
- Haven'

Foodie Questions:
Do you recognize/have you had:
-Frito pie?
-Walking taco?
-Pudgy pie?
-Cornish pastie?


^ I don't know any of the above.

What's at least one sandwich or other handy food the region you live in is known for? - Probably something unhealthy that I would not eat.

Just for fun:
Describe a dumb move you saw someone pull in traffic:
- Passing on the shoulder of the road.

Aggressive driving is a real problem here. Lots of weaving and tailgating.

Thanks, bjh.
Hope everyone has a good Thursday!
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Old 11-02-2016, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Halloween is over. It was skeery. Let's recover with . . .


Today's Questions:
Turtleneck sweaters, why or why not? Not ! I am tin.. and yarn get's tangled in my rivets.. plus the static electric.. makes me a giant walking Tesla Coil.

Have you ever taken a road trip on two lane highways instead of the interstate?
-If so, can you give an example of where to where? Yes here in TN.. 127 and the famous Yard Sale

Even if it was just a school play, has anyone in your family ever been bitten by the acting bug? Yes.. I did the Wizard of OZ ..


Bonus Section:
Have you ever been to a flea market? Yes many times and also a vendor..

If so, indoors or outdoors or both? Both

Did you buy anything? Yes ... things not needed till a rainy day..

Did you eat anything? Yes ... Italian Sausage & Onions.. I don't do peppers.. Yummy


Foodie Questions:
Do you recognize/have you had:
-Frito pie? ............. NO
-Walking taco?
-Pudgy pie? ........... Only Moon Pie
-Cornish pastie? ........ No

What's at least one sandwich or other handy food the region you live in is known for? BBQ - Pulled Pork


Just for fun:
Describe a dumb move you saw someone pull in traffic: Stop on the " ON Ramp for the Interstate... roll down the window... crane the head and neck and look back.. then stomp on it... and head for the outside lane... and then slow down


Today in History:
1817 The Bank of Montreal, Canada's oldest chartered bank, opened in Montreal
1838 The Times of India, world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper founded in Bombay
1911 Chevrolet officially entered the automobile market in competition with Ford
1918 Poland declared its independence from Russia
1964 Washington D.C. residents able to vote in a presidential election for the first time
1973 NASA launched the Mariner 10 toward Mercury; March 29, 1974, it became 1st space probe to reach that planet ...... The famous... Vee-ger

Today's Quote:
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."
~ Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher

Today’s Word:
nib [nib] noun
1.the point of a pen
2.a point of anything, ex. a cutting tool with a diamond nib

Today Includes:
Cliché Day
Sandwich Day
Stout Day

This Week Includes:
Communication Week
Fig Week

November Includes:
Adopt A Senior Pet Month ........... Yes adopt a Sponge being sponge month..
Aviation History Month
Banana Pudding Lovers Month. Then feed you and your sponge. Banana Pudding... top with Pomegranate
Pomegranate Month
Sponge Month

Thanks BJH

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Old 11-02-2016, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Bedrolls now in NM and in TX.
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Today's Questions:
Turtleneck sweaters, why or why not? No. I don't like tight necked clothes.

Have you ever taken a road trip on two lane highways instead of the interstate?
-If so, can you give an example of where to where? Sometimes I travel to Albuquerque from west Texas via US 60 from Clovis to Mountainaire, then north to Moriarty.

Even if it was just a school play, has anyone in your family ever been bitten by the acting bug? "Bitten" no but in movies as extras, yes.

Bonus Section:
Have you ever been to a flea market? Many many times but not lately. The best was at Canton, Texas (sometimes billed as the World's Largest Flea Market) where my brother was at the time a vender.

If so, indoors or outdoors or both?

Did you buy anything? At times, yes.

Did you eat anything? At times, yes.



Foodie Questions:
Do you recognize/have you had:
-Frito pie? Yes.
-Walking taco? Taco, yes. Walking taco, no.
-Pudgy pie? No.
-Cornish pastie? No.

What's at least one sandwich or other handy food the region you live in is known for? The Lubbock area is not known for any food. Ask us about cotton though. . .


Just for fun:
Describe a dumb move you saw someone pull in traffic: A few years ago I saw an old white-haired fool back his F150 into a parked car behind him, then he had to pay for the angry fellow's broken taillight.


Thanks for your efforts BJH. Fun questions.
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Old 11-02-2016, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Today's Questions:
Turtleneck sweaters, why or why not?
no thank you,,, they're too hot to wear.

Have you ever taken a road trip on two lane highways instead of the interstate?
-If so, can you give an example of where to where? I always enjoy getting off of of interstate and going to the two lane highways. So much more to see and they're more interesting. I've been using them as much as possible to travel back to my home state for visits.

Even if it was just a school play, has anyone in your family ever been bitten by the acting bug? No one


Bonus Section:
Have you ever been to a flea market? Yes,

If so, indoors or outdoors or both? Both

Did you buy anything? Usually something

Did you eat anything? No,,, I avoid most


Foodie Questions:
Do you recognize/have you had:
-Frito pie? no
-Walking taco?
no
-Pudgy pie? no
-Cornish pastie?
no

What's at least one sandwich or other handy food the region you live in is known for?
Tacos and burro

Just for fun:
Describe a dumb move you saw someone pull in traffic: Too many aggressive drivers cutting in and out of traffic lanes as they speed along the streets.


Today in History:
1817 The Bank of Montreal, Canada's oldest chartered bank, opened in Montreal
1838 The Times of India, world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper founded in Bombay
1911 Chevrolet officially entered the automobile market in competition with Ford
1918 Poland declared its independence from Russia
1964 Washington D.C. residents able to vote in a presidential election for the first time
1973 NASA launched the Mariner 10 toward Mercury; March 29, 1974, it became 1st space probe to reach that planet

Today's Quote:
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."
~ Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher

Today’s Word:
nib [nib] noun
1.the point of a pen
2.a point of anything, ex. a cutting tool with a diamond nib

Today Includes:
Cliché Day
Sandwich Day
Stout Day

This Week Includes:
Communication Week
Fig Week

November Includes:
Adopt A Senior Pet Month
Aviation History Month
Banana Pudding Lovers Month
Pomegranate Month
Sponge Month

Today's Stately Picture:
Nevada. Sunlight shines on cactus at Basin and Range National Monument.

Bureau of Land Management, US government photo in the public domain

Here's hoping your Thursday doesn't blow!



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Old 11-02-2016, 11:56 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Today's Questions:
Turtleneck sweaters, why or why not?
My neck is too short. That's why not!
Have you ever taken a road trip on two lane highways instead of the interstate?
-If so, can you give an example of where to where?
When I was a little girl a lot of the interstate highways were two lane. We used to drive Highway 99 from Los Angeles to Modesto to visit my grandparents.
Even if it was just a school play, has anyone in your family ever been bitten by the acting bug?
Not really. I took some acting classes and acted in a children's play off-off Broadway for the experience (no pay was involved). But I knew I wasn't cut out for acting.

Bonus Section:
Have you ever been to a flea market?
Yes, many.
If so, indoors or outdoors or both?
Outdoors
Did you buy anything?
Yes, I bought some antique advertisements, some mini cupcakes and an ivy plant.
Did you eat anything?
Yes, the cupcakes were good but gone in one or two bites.

Foodie Questions:
Do you recognize/have you had:
-Frito pie?
No
-Walking taco?
No
-Pudgy pie?
What's that? [Edit: Never mind, I Googled it.] No.
-Cornish pastie?
No

What's at least one sandwich or other handy food the region you live in is known for?
It's It, which are like ice cream sandwiches only they're made with oatmeal cookies and have a coating of chocolate.
https://www.itsiticecream.com/

Just for fun:
Describe a dumb move you saw someone pull in traffic:
Pulling into my lane without signaling or looking. I had to honk to keep from being hit.



Thanks, bjh!
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Old 11-03-2016, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Congratulations Cubbies, great comeback.


Today's Questions:
Turtleneck sweaters, why or why not? Not, too itchy.

Have you ever taken a road trip on two lane highways instead of the interstate? Have.
-If so, can you give an example of where to where? From here to there on route 66.

Even if it was just a school play, has anyone in your family ever been bitten by the acting bug? No.


Bonus Section:
Have you ever been to a flea market? Yes.

If so, indoors or outdoors or both? Both.

Did you buy anything? No, the dogs in our area have enough fleas.

Did you eat anything? Whoa, no!


Foodie Questions:
Do you recognize/have you had:
-Frito pie? No
-Walking taco? No
-Pudgy pie? No
-Cornish pastie? and no.

What's at least one sandwich or other handy food the region you live in is known for? Taco sandwiches.


Just for fun:
Describe a dumb move you saw someone pull in traffic: Oh gosh so many from red light running to cutting in and out of traffic to be the first to wait at the signal, tailgating, cell phone/texters swerving from lane to lane, people running into others, you name it I've seen it.


bjh
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Old 11-03-2016, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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Halloween is over. It was skeery. Let's recover with . . .


Today's Questions:
Turtleneck sweaters, why or why not?
Don't like anything tight around my neck, much less sweaters that are way too hot to wear here.

Have you ever taken a road trip on two lane highways instead of the interstate?
-If so, can you give an example of where to where?
Everyday here if I go anywhere, be it to town or to the big cities, people would be amazed at just how many backroads there really are all over this country!

Even if it was just a school play, has anyone in your family ever been bitten by the acting bug?
My oldest GD was bitten the very first time that I took her to see a live play (of the Velveteen Rabbit) when she was only four or five. I was wondering the whole time that we were watching it if she was comprehending any of what was going on and she amazed us all in the detail that she was able to relay to her parents later that day... and the fact that she wanted to be a participant in it onstage, not just watching it from the audience from then on. While her interest has continued through the years, it has never become more than a side hobby of hers while in school and college.

Bonus Section:
Have you ever been to a flea market? Several years ago
If so, indoors or outdoors or both? Small, large & gigantic ones like the 1st Monday Trade Days in Canton TX
Did you buy anything? A few times
Did you eat anything? Most likely


Foodie Questions:
Do you recognize/have you had:
-Frito pie? Enjoy Frito's & cheese on my chili!
-Walking taco? Ah, a ballgame special, small bag of Frito's w/chili & cheese on top!
-Pudgy pie? Never had one of these, yet!
-Cornish pastie? Are you trying to lead us astray? 'Tis pasty & no, never had one!

What's at least one sandwich or other handy food the region you live in is known for?
Most likely a pulled pork BBQ sandwich and/or a shrimp po-boy much like NOLA.

Just for fun:
Describe a dumb move you saw someone pull in traffic:
In Dallas it was a field day everyday viewing these type stunts, that is, as long as you weren't the one involved in one of these boneheaded moves... people on the service roads constantly trying to go straight from the left-turn only lane and plowing right into the middle-lane car that was also turning left (legally); the extended time you always had to wait at a light once it changed to avoid being hit by the 3-4 cars still coming thru the intersection; the people not deciding until the last minute to get off at an exit and cut across all lanes of traffic to get to it (didn't pay for those that pulled this stunt directly in front of police cars, oops!); and the worst was one morning when I was about to get off at my exit on the interstate and this little compact decided to cut directly in front of the 18-wheeler in the right lane, I mean right on him ... nothing the 18-wheeler could do to avoid him as he clipped the right bumper of that little compact and sent it sailing across all lanes into the left guard rail... it was really lucky it didn't go sailing over it!

Today in History:
1817 The Bank of Montreal, Canada's oldest chartered bank, opened in Montreal
1838 The Times of India, world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper founded in Bombay
1911 Chevrolet officially entered the automobile market in competition with Ford
1918 Poland declared its independence from Russia
1964 Washington D.C. residents able to vote in a presidential election for the first time
1973 NASA launched the Mariner 10 toward Mercury; March 29, 1974, it became 1st space probe to reach that planet

Today's Quote:
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." For everything there is a season...
~ Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher

Today’s Word:
nib [nib] noun
1.the point of a pen
2.a point of anything, ex. a cutting tool with a diamond nib

Today Includes:
Cliché Day
Sandwich Day
Stout Day

This Week Includes:
Communication Week
Fig Week

November Includes:
Adopt A Senior Pet Month
Aviation History Month
Banana Pudding Lovers Month
Pomegranate Month
Sponge Month

Today's Stately Picture: Beautiful Nevada!
Nevada. Sunlight shines on cactus at Basin and Range National Monument.
Bureau of Land Management, US government photo in the public domain
I understand there are many gorgeous free boondocking sites on BLM land like this for those adventurous folks among us to enjoy!

Here's hoping your Thursday doesn't blow!
Thanks bjh for a grand Thursday's QotD!

Happy Thursday w/free leaves for all!

.

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