MY DAILY CALENDAR FOR THURSDAY, DAY 276 OF 2013: On the agenda for today we have rain scheduled and a baseball game. Not that I would be attending the baseball game. The last time I went to a baseball game was the opening day game of the 1993 season. I was given the tickets because I got a special project (consisting of three individual items) for the company president written, printed and mail in just 24 hours. And I’ve never really been a baseball fan.
TODAY’S ORIGAMI CHALLENGE – PAGODA: Actually, it’s the same as yesterday, the day before and the day before that … only smaller and taller.
I notice my pagoda is starting to lean like the Tower Of Pisa did before it started to straighten itself out.
Any way, here’s the MENSA WORD PUZZLE FO TODAY:
MONDAY – DAY 189: It’s the second week of July and regular summer temperatures have returned to West Walnut Manor … 93F at High Noon with a somewhat hazy sun. I really should do laundry today, but after checking the underwear and sock drawers I realized I’m good for another two weeks. I think that is the criteria most single gentlemen use to determine when to do laundry. I’m also going to wait until the sun goes down before mowing the front lawn.
“Procrastination becomes the wisdom of those growing older.” – Trébor Reldé – Scandinavian Sage
Went to dinner last evening with my brother and his family. My sister-in-law made the best melt-in your-mouth pulled pork ever with sautéed peppers and onions, fried corn and baked mac and cheese — something from each of the basic comfort food categories. Loved it all!! Also realized that the cacophony of a five-year old at play can be mind melting after a couple of hours. I actually love kids … especially when I can hand them a quarter and invite them to play in another room.
When my brother came to pick me up, Mlle. Renee was at her fawning happy face worst when she saw her Uncle Jimmy. I never saw a dog get more excited about seeing someone. Guess she thought he was there to take her for a ride. She likes going for rides, until she realizes that she’s really going to visit her vet lady.
I did an origami cat a couple of months ago from another source. It was one of the weekends when the calendar failed of offer a folding project. I made it an oriental cat by using a Chinese folding paper. For today’s cat I going for a more ordinary everyday cat.
Because I wanted the cat to have a bit more personality, I altered some of the folding steps a little bit. Tomorrow, I finish up by folding the cat’s body. Think I’ll call him Tom.
Then again, it could just be dumb ~
Saturday – Day 187: The clock radio woke me up this morning playing Borodin. It’s so great to have a classical music station back on the air in the Wicket City. And Borodin was such a great composer of romantic music … even though most people think he stole it from Kismet. Must send a donation to the station to show my support. Didn’t want to get up, but Mlle. Renee insisted it was time for her to go outside. Going to make some Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies today, so I hope I have all the ingredients. Might also trim the front lawn if it isn’t too hot. Oh, oh, the AC just went on … that could mean our cool weather might be coming to an end. The AC hasn’t been on for a week now. But it turns itself on when the temp inside the house reaches 81. Also looks like we might have some more rain.
FRAN: Wow, what do you do for excitement around here, Stan?
STAN: I don’t know, but this calendar thinks we should act like eggs.
FRAN: Bad yolks, Stan.
And with that I decided it was time for a Saturday afternoon nap.
#3 THE PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE CALENDAR – HIDATO AGAIN
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.
I colored the lead black and made the pencil a #2 to make it look like I did something.
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.
Their indecisiveness could ruin next week’s Pride St. Louis for him.
#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE – RABBIT DAY 2
So we start Day 2 of this challenge with a fresh start on the Monday half of this rabbit. Now, to complete the project …OMG!!! I folded a hunchback bunny! Maybe I’ll try again when I have a fresh brain.
Well, I started out valiantly, but I really couldn’t get it folded the way I want …
But since this was a two-day project … Ta … marra … is always another day! To get it right, that is.
#2 – THE MENSA PUZZLE CALENDAR – AFTER THOUGHTS
Got 1, 2 and 4 … 3 to go!
This one is going to take a bit of work!
#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE – THE PINK MOUSE/DAY 2
So here we are on Friday with a folding challenge that’s already completed.So what do we do? What else, but bring back a previously introduced character to see if we can start some type of conflict or interaction.
Oskar, the calico cat, peers over today’s calendar and dun…dun…dun! Will they become bosom buddies? Will they be cartoon foils? And what is the name of the little pink mouse?
Seems like a fairly simple task.
AND THE ANSWERS ARE:
OBSCURE, RUBRIC, KNUCKLEBALL and COB / YELLOWFIN, PEAFOWL, SNOWFLAKE and FEW / MIGRATORY, SYLLOGISM, RHYMING and GYM
OK, I didn’t get the words for #3 I got stuck with VIBRATORS for the first word.
Even though we’ve done this type of puzzle before, I can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to do it again.
And even though I failed to figure out the frenzy,
THE ANSWERS WERE:
SAY VEND ED LEASE INNS
ARF AWE THERE WHO ARE TIN EVAN
A MAIZE INK GRAYS HOUSE WHEAT THUS HOUND
And I’ll bet you still can’t figure them out.
#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE – STAND-UP LETTER FOLD
On Project Runway the designers often get the chance to design the print of the fabric with which they will be working. So I designed my own Renee-wrap folding paper for this challenge.
And after following the eight simple folding techniques we produce the following easel-backed end result.
It’s easy, once you know where to place your key photo on the to print page. Also the the printed page should be placed with the images upside down and the blank side facing up when you begin the folding process. Just follow these simple photo steps to help you with the folding instruction on the calendar page…
And the answers are:
LWOB REPUS, DERDNUH EVIF YDNI, SEIRES DLROW, YBRED YKCUTNEK
I have never read either of this books, and I can only think of the author’s last name right now.
And the answers are:
DARNOC HPESOJ, SSEN KRAD FO TRAEH, MIJ DROL