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Thanks for your visit and have a delightful day ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Sunday, August 24, 2008

UM#20 WeekendWhimsies#1 and more ... maybe

Make Time for Small Reflections
Camera Critters, 'wrinkled' Photo Hunt, & Smiley Saturday
(along with some Olympic Musings) are all in Saturday's post.
Scroll down for my 1st Weekend Whimsies
Another 'wrinkled' Photo Hunt is at Sacred Ruminations.

I just got off the phone with my 'writing buddy' and more 'Olympic Musings' may come later, but at the moment I'm watching the USA-Spain Gold Medal Basketball game I couldn't stay awake for last night ... I hope YOU'RE having a delightful day!
9:30 addendum - Hooray for USA Redeem Team ...
winning GOLD in a close game with Spain!
Collaged in Photoshop Elements using images found on the Internet this morning.
Congratulations to Argentina for winning the Bronze
playing against Lithuania earlier!

I'm participating for the 20th time today.
How about you?

What comes to YOUR mind?

If you'd like to play here, copy and paste the clues in comments along with your responses ... or post on your blog and let me know so I can visit ;--)

Here are MY responses: I say ... and you think ... ?

1. Cry :: Wolf
2. Stretch :: the last part of a race
3. Efficient :: effective
4. Brunch :: 'Retired Ladies' monthly gathering ... 2nd Monday of the month
5. Afro :: popular hairstyle from the 60s & 70s
6. Preheat :: a 'heat' before the final race perhaps???
7. Delicious :: type of apple from Washington
8. Global warming :: climate change
9. Actions :: speak louder than words
10. Ride :: Sally Ride!
Methinks this might be my briefest ever ...

Your turn: I say ... and you think ... ?

  1. Cry ::
  2. Stretch ::
  3. Efficient ::
  4. Brunch ::
  5. Afro ::
  6. Preheat ::
  7. Delicious ::
  8. Global warming ::
  9. Actions ::
  10. Ride ::
Click for others 'muttering' today.
This is my 1st ...
11:30am addendum: I found this meme at Yertle's (of Smile, Play, Dream) last week and again today, so I've decided to play. It seems that Kat at Sunshine and Lemonade started the ball rolling when she decided to change Friday Follies (a meme I'd never seen previously) to a 'weekend' activity. I didn't SEE a 'logo' ... so I created a 'whimsical' one of my own ... just because. So ... now I'm playing for the 1st time on the 2nd week of this meme's existence and invite YOU to play along if you choose either below in comments or on your own blog ... leaving a link here so I can read your responses too.

Explorer or Mozilla? Mozilla for sure!

Favorite musical? The Lion King ... though the revival of Flower Drum Song is a close 2nd because it was my nephew's 1st Broadway role.

Does anyone in your family read your blog? Do they comment? Not with any regularity on either count.

Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi ... though I don't indulge the habit much any longer.

What show are you most looking forward to this fall season? Heroes, Eli Stone, and Life

Cookies or cake? Cookies ... have you tried the Brownie Bites (or Triple Ginger Snaps) from Trader Joes?

How many speeding tickets have you gotten? None ... (gratefully)

Where will you go on your next vacation? Perhaps another Writer's Retreat ... returning to Taos or Maui ... or maybe someplace totally new?

Ocean, lake or pool? Ocean

Favorite appetizer? I don't usually eat appetizers ... (but I do love Guacamole on just about anything)

Click for others participating whimsically.
Small Reflections ... Smile Back

Thought for Today
"The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot." Bill Russell


Mom Knows Everything said...

I use Mozilla too. I think I/E isn't very good. I can't wait for the new season of HOUSE to start.

Anonymous said...

Love your mutterings, and about IE, I' m a Mac user, life is easy for me. ;-)

Talking Bear said...

Hey Girl, waaas up? It has been awhile since I came by and checked your place out. I love the new headers, soooo professional. Anyway thought I would drop in now that I am back from a long summer of field work. See ya around soon.....TB

Peajay said...

Hi Storyteller
Thanks for your visit, I've not been getting around much myself to comment, always soooooo tired from the commute to London. The header's looking fab, well done you.
Glad you enjoyed the Olympics now we prepare for 'Ping Pong's coming home'! :)

Monique said...

What a perfect 10. Now I have that song in my head.

Have a great week.

Monique said...

Oh, and if you want to put the "click here for more" in place, just let me know and I'll help.

I know you were interested once before. I can do it for you if you'd like.

Momisodes said...

I thought about the Brownie bites when walking through Trader Joes last week, but passed. I'm thinking I need to try them now after reading here :)

The Lion King on stage is AWESOME!

Did you catch the closing ceremonies? Amazing :)

NicciN said...

Glad you joined in for Weekend Whimsies. I like Kat's questions. I is always fun. So sad the Olympics are over.

Betty said...

I enjoyed your answers to the memes. It's a really good way to get to know someone. No I haven't tried the brownie bites as we don't have a Trader Joe's as of yet, but I think we will be getting one in the fall. It will be about 25 or 30 miles from me, but I love that store so I'll be visiting. I'll try to remember to try the brownie bites.

Have a good week.

Joyce said...

Hello, Storyteller,

I must go to Trader Joe's. Many friends have been recommending various items there, and now you are as well. Really ginger-y ginger cookies sound so good!

Also, that basketball game must have been amazing to watch!

I enjoyed my little visit today at Small Reflections. :)

Hootin Anni said...

Oh I like Ride Sally Ride!!!

Tho I'm here through the Fun Monday list and see nothing yet from you, I had to read your Mutterings.

Happy day to you, I'll try and get back later to see your FM.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Moilla is good, much better than IE. I love your mutterings, it's funny what our brain does with stuff isn't it?

V. said...

thanks for visiting!

Le Butterfly said...

Now Cry wolf is another common one I did not think of.

great mutterings

i played this week - come check it out.

storyteller said...

Tammy – Oh … I forgot about HOUSE. I liked the first season better than the second … but I do enjoy the show and will probably watch this season too.

JC – Thanks. I have a good friend who tells me I’m crazy not to switch to a Mac … but I stay with what I know.

Talking Bear
– Hey there you big furry critter! Nice to see you out and about in the Blogosphere! Thanks for the feedback on my ‘headers’ … I am proud of them … though I do need to fix the ‘glitches’ when I learn a bit more about HTML. Sorry I’ve been a stranger in your neck of the woods. Life’s been busy and it’s hard to keep up with everything … but I’m doing what I can and that has to be good enough. Give my best to HGF ;--)

Peajay – Yup … I did enjoy the Olympics and I’m relieved the games have finished since I start my Advanced Photoshop class tomorrow … but (alas) the US Open Tennis Championships started today so I’m behind again already. Sigh!

Monique – Thanks for the feedback on my ‘mutterings’ and the offer to help with my 'header' … I’ll give it some thought.

Sandy – The thing about Brownie Bites is they’re tiny … and thus ‘countable’ to my Weight Watcher self, so I do like to keep them around at least occasionally. Yez … I watched … and that’s why I’m dragging again today.

Yertle – I enjoyed Kat’s questions but it seems that most folks answer in comments on her blog rather than sharing on their own blog … so that’s a bit different. I had mixed feelings as the Olympics drew to a close last night … but NEED SLEEP!!!

Betty – I’m sorry you don’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby. My local TJs is about 5 minutes away and I try to shop there weekly. The Whole Foods Market is more like a half hour’s drive … so I go there once a month or so.

Joyce – Ah … beware of those Triple Gingersnaps because they’re quite addictive. I hadn’t watched any of the earlier Basketball games, but I did see the Gold Medal game and it WAS exciting pretty much to the end. The Volleyball game was great too last night! I’m glad you enjoyed visiting …

Hootin’ Anni – Sorry I was later than usual with my Fun Monday … but I stayed up for the Closing Ceremonies and just didn’t wake up as early as normal. I did get around to posting it however … and I’ve created my HoTs post for the ‘talk theme’ already so I’ll have it up early as I rush off to my PSE6 class tomorrow.

Jo – I agree with you about Mozilla. I avoid IE whenever possible. My brain and fingers sometimes don’t communicate at all … but that’s half the fun of blogging.

V (Bricksmom) – You’re most welcome!

Simone – I’m always surprised when I read the ‘mutterings’ of others … and wonder why I didn’t come up with such ‘perfect’ responses as others do ;--)

To all – I’ve enjoyed reading all of your comments and visited most of you in return. I’ll do my best to catch up with the rest tomorrow or the next day … but I’m about out of time today. Hope you’re all having a marvelous Monday!
Hugs and blessings,

Mother of Invention said...

I see you are still the busiest blogger on the planet! You must be very efficient with your time! I love the word assoc. things...brunch means eggs to me still..and I do choose cake over cookies..if I can't have both!

Thanks for your support and encouragement!

storyteller said...

Mother of Invention – Ohmygosh … how did I miss this comment? What a delightful surprise!!! Thanks so much for dropping by. I hope you’re doing well. I apologize for being a stranger lately at Spilling Out! … but it’s proven most challenging to keep up with everything lately. I do post daily here at Small Reflections (and 2-3 times a week at Sacred Ruminations) but I spend lots less time VISITING blogs than I did when I started. I’ll do my best to drop by during this long holiday weekend, but at the moment I’m trying to clear email and respond to blog comments.
Hugs and blessings,

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