Category Archives: Daily Calendar Challenge

MY DAILY CALENDAR – DAY 327 – NOVEMBER 23, 2013

MY DAILY CALENDAR FOR SATURDAY, DAY 327 OF 2013And for this weekend edition, I would like to finally provide the answer to that musical question … WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE?BlueFlower
I’m sorry, that’s all I could find … don’t you realize it’s 20 degrees outside. By the way, I’ve just been informed by my good friend Sandy, that the happy blue blossom pictured above is a chicory blossom and for years I’ve been digging them out of the lawn as weeds. My mother should have known that because her mother whose grandmother was French grew chicory in her garden and always added it to the coffee that she made.

What did you expect, it’s the weekend! And this is what the Origani Calendar offered today.23_24

A menu in a Chinese Restarant disguised as an origami cube. And a bad pun too! Don’t they realize that bad puns are my domain around here? The Mensa Puzzle wasn’t much better. It was about a kid who is going to burn his house down.23Oh, well you deserve something better than that. So here’s where the flowers really are.Something different

 A FLORAL STUDY IN BRONZE

NOW, FOUR DAYS LATE AND THREE PARROTS SHORT!

Let’s start with Sunday, shall we? For some reason I got up early and just moped around in the house in my PJs. I discovered I had a loaf of Italian Bread that had grown stale, so I decided to make French Toast. Doesn’t every one make French Toast with their stale Italian Bread?DSC08247

It might look like a lot of French Toast, but I stored the overs in individual freezer bags and stored them in the freezer. Then I decided I would finish the origami project I had been working on and off all weekend.

THE FRIDAY ORIGAMI PROJECT: parrot2

If you’ll remember, this is the point I had reached on Thursday …  DSC08237  … and little did I know that I had already made an error in my folding. Since that point, I have started over four times with a different sheet of folding paper. And none of them came close to being a parrot. I was getting ready to make a fifth start when my storm alert radio went off. I turned on the TV to discover that THE STORM was moving in fast and we were under a TORNADO WATCH!DSC08252

To see where I was at this point, follow the U in LOUIS up to the US 70 line. My house is located in the little red spot just over the highway line. Now, if you remember, I’m still in my PJs, and Mlle. Renee is telling me she’s ready to seek shelter in the basement. [Mlle. Renee is a very smart dog, and she’s always a couple of minutes ahead of the weather forecaster’s warnings.] So I was trying to grab some real clothing and shoes and open the door to get to the basement. And the wind was starting to blow. HARD!!  They said the storm was moving east at 70-MPH so it pasted over almost as soon as it started. And the sun came out.DSC08270

 

We had no physical damage, other than a thick covering of leaves from my neighbors trees down the block. Unfortunately, the storm intensified once it moved into Illinois where it became multiple tornado strikes across the state. We lost power off and on for the next half hour and internet service for the rest of the day.  I decided that there was still an entire afternoon to cook the beef roast I had been planning for dinner.DSC08271

I sure glad that I have a stove with a gas oven that only need electricity to ignite the gas. The dinner was perfect. Which was more than I could say about the origami parrot.DSC08278

This was as far as I got on my fifth and final attempt at folding that blasted parrot. I crushed the tan, green yellow, and blue versions in disgust. The orange version crushed me. And I even resorted to using a magnifying glass to figure out the miniature folds. It really didn’t look much like a parrot on the printed page either.

As origami amends, enjoy the WINKING ALL SEEING EYE.DSC08274DSC08272

 

Oh, and about those leaves from my neighbor’s trees. The winds during and after the storm were from the southeast and they basically blew the leave off my lawn … except where they were blocked by the cedar trees.DSC08279

 

 

DAILY CALENDAR CHALLENGE #181 – JUNE 30, 2013

Well, we made it through half of 2013. That means its time for A HALF-TIME RESOLUTION RECONSIDERATION. Back on January 1, I resolved to complete the daily challenge offered by my new Origami Calendar. I also foolishly added two other puzzle calendars I had received for Christmas. These two calendars have become somewhat dull and repetitious over the last six months. So starting tomorrow, I’ll only feature them on this page when they offer something different and interesting to all.  Ok, I’m getting rid of the math! I admit it. The post title will change to MY DAILY CALENDAR – DAY 182. I’m sure I’ll be able to fill in the rest of the post with interesting tidbits and activities.

#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE – A HORSE, A HORSE, MY KINGDOM FOR A HORSE.

Since my calendar fail to give me an origami goal for today, I took it upon myself to answer Richard III’s final plea and create an origami horse for him.DSCF0386

Though I doubt if my sturdy steed would have helped him much … they just found him a couple of weeks ago buried under a parking lot in the British country side.

#2 THE MENSA PUZZLE CALENDAR – SUNDAY HALF

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And remember, a limb is not only on a tree.

#3 THE PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE CALENDAR – THE BLASTED BRATS ARE AT IT AGAIN

 

DSCF0319Yes, the young minds are at it again. Yes, its math again … for the final time. But think angles! And you know that the last row has to start off with a six.

MY DAILY CALENDAR – DAY 180 SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013

Yesterday, I went to the opening  of the new East Building of the Saint Louis Art Museum.  DSCF0345  The entire length of Fine Arts Drive in front of the Museum was closed to traffic for a two-day Festival Of Art featuring all aspects of art in Saint Louis with live hourly performances from every cultural group in the St. Louis area … from Native American Dance group to the Symphony Orchestra. I was surprised by how much space is inside the building. It adds 21 new galleries to the museum, which enables it to put art that has been in storages for years on display for the public to see. Because of the large crowd attending the opening, I want able to take the photos I really wanted to capture. But I will be going back in the next week or so. I was able to add my wish to Yoko Ono’s Wish Trees which are part of the new out-door sculpture which has just started being installed behind the Museum. DSCF0355 DSCF0356 DSCF0357  My wish was that future generations for 100 times 100 years be able to receive the enlightenment and enjoyment that I did during my many visits. And as so many speakers at the opening presentation stated … the museum has always been open to all for FREE. It will however, cost you to park in the new parking garage under the addition. I will be following up with more details and photos in the next week or so.

DAILY CALENDAR CHALLENGE #179 – JUNE 28, 2013

It’s amazing what a good night’s sleep can do to increase your mental awareness! I answered all my questions about the last three challenges of 30-Days Of Creativity, I figured out how to fold a frog (but not inflate it), I solved all of today’s puzzles but just looking at them and I FEEL GOOD!

#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE – FROGDSCF0285This was a very complicated fold, and while it is not perfect … it does look like a FROG.DSCF0289

However, as you can see, I did not inflate my frog by blowing up his … er … his frog bottom. I person could get lip warts that way!

#2 THE MENSA PUZZLE CALENDAR – THE NAME’S THE SAMEDSCF0287FANTASTIC! I was able to discover all of the LAST NAMES in one clue! But I have to confess that I have no trouble in reading backwards. And in name #4, as soon as I looked at it I saw Anne and the third clue name and automatically knew the answer.

#3 THE PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE CALENDAR – COVER STORYDSCF0286Again, at first glance I swiftly knew the titles of both books and their relationship! Now all I have to do is figure out what I did or ate to have such a great night’s sleep!

And as a bonus, here’s the runner-up photo in this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge:  Companionable

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DAILY CALENDAR CHALLENGE #177 – JUNE 26, 2013

#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE – ROYAL CRANEDSCF0257If it weren’t for origami, would there really be any cranes around today?DSCF0258

#2 THE MENSA PUZZLE CALENDAR – SPELLED OUT NUMBERSDSCF0260

I smell a trick involved here.

#3 THE PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE CALENDAR – POLYFORMSDSCF0263I’ll work on this one throughout the stormy day.

 

An in case you’ve ever wondered what the production studio where all these wonderful posts are created looks like …DSCF0253

Yes, it’s very cluttered.

 

DAILY CALENDAR CHALLENGE #176 – JUNE 25, 2013

#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE – SPACE FLOWERDSCF0248

Well, something new today and it looks like it involves some complicated folding.DSCF0249

We’ll I actually did it! Unfortunately, it will take me a couple of days to the those ominous alien musical tones for Close Encounters to stop being an ear-worm.

#2 THE MENSA PUZZLE CALENDAR – FINDING RHYMESDSCF0247

I think I’ve got the first one, but this one is going to be a tough one.

#3 THE PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE CALENDAR – SQUARED UPDSCF0246This is always easy, it you use your smarts.

TUESDAY BONUS – a new photo of my great-niece NicholeNichole-6:22

DAILY CALENDAR CHALLENGE #175 – JUNE 24, 2013

#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE – LILYDSCF0227

DSCF0188  Well, that was the frog base I completed on Saturday. And with a few more steps I produced …DSCF0224But Moms Nature still wins …

Yellow lily

Yellow lily


#2 THE MENSA PUZZLE CALENDAR – FILL THE BLANKSDSCF0230
OK, I know #4 is HAGGIS BAGGIE already!

#3 THE PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE CALENDAR – HIDATO AGAIN

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OK, here’s a clue that will be a big help … 6, 54 and 122 will go into one of the squares with a red star. Now you only have to figure out the rest.

 

DAILY CALENDAR CHALLENGE #173 – JUNE 22, 2013

#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE – THE FROG BASEDSCF0185

Actually, I used the frog base several weekends ago when the weekend calendar didn’t give us any thing to fold.DSCF0188

Now I don’t want to spoil things for Monday, but remember this photo.

Yellow lily

Yellow lily

#2 THE MENSA PUZZLE CALENDAR – SATURDAY HALF / COMMON SENSESDSCF0183Time to use our common senses …

#3 THE PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE CALENDAR – LOGIC CROSSWORD

DSCF0191 Well, we’ll save this one for Sunday since it is going to be a rainy day.

Well, I really didn’t miss the Sunday post. I accidentally erased the photos of the puzzle pages I had for the day. Trust me, you didn’t miss much.

The answers to the Common Senses Puzzle were  SIGHT READING, HEARING AID, TASTE BUDS, SMELL A RAT and TASTE BUDS.

The Logic Crossword Puzzle was:DSCF0231

I had SUIT for TWEED and let NOT FOOLED open.

On the positive side I was able to get the front lawn mowed before the storms started and Renee and I went into the basement. And I was right about missing the SuperMOON.

And because it’s going to be a rainy day, I decided to shoot the near SUPER MOON this morning. Enjoy!

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JUNE MOON – ALMOST SUPER SIZED

DAILY CALENDAR CHALLENGE #172 – JUNE 21, 2013

Guess what? It’s the first day of summer!DSCF0100

#1 – THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE – DOLL (?)DSCF0169

I don’t create them, I just fold them.DSCF0168

I know origami requires a bit of imagination, but I just see swaddling sans doll.

#2 THE MENSA PUZZLE CALENDAR – WORD LADDERDSCF0171

#2 THE PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE CALENDAR – BACK WORDSDSCF0172OK, I figured out #1 and #3. I just got #2.

DAILY CALENDAR CHALLENGE #171 – JUNE 20, 2013

#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE – PENCILDSCF0162I really almost ashamed to call today’s project a challenge … a pencil … really … A PENCIL!!DSCF0163

I colored the lead black and made the pencil a #2 to make it look like I did something.

#2 THE MENSA PUZZLE CALENDAR – OK, IT’S MATH!DSCF0155Get your #2 pencils ready …

#3 THE PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE CALENDAR – PERFECT MATCHDSCF0153Eyes don’t fail me now!

UNREST IN THE TOY BOX!  It seems like Woody’s decision to make STAN his new action adventure buddy has upset some of the long forgotten residents of the community.DSCF0157

Also in another corner of the toy box the Birthday Monkey is trying to cheer up the Rainbow Bear who isn’t feeling very gay because SCOTUS still haven’t made up their minds on the issues important to him.DSCF0161

Their indecisiveness could ruin next week’s Pride St. Louis for him.