Well, we’re doing a WEEKEND CALENDAR for Saturday and Sunday again since I’ve been a bit under the weather since Friday. Actually, I’ve been making like the Lord of the Manor the last two days just lying around the house in my robe and PJs and catching up with my reading and watching movies I’ve missed. Mlle. Renee really wasn’t too keen that I didn’t feel like playing with her in the yard. Today, shortly after I let her out to run around, I heard her knocking on the backdoor.
I think she wanted to tell me I had been replaced. That’s Leaper, a young male pup who lives a couple of houses up the block. He earned his name by never having met a fence he couldn’t jump over. He jumps over my fence and the two of them run around the yard frolicking until Renee knocks on the door to come in for a drink and perhaps a Beggin’ Strip. Leaper doesn’t know what a Beggin’ Strip is and always declines my offer of same. (But I think he thinks Renee is his mom and also the alpha dog.
I made Renee come in and Leaper turned around galumphed off to jump over the fence and head for his home.
I couldn’t miss my sign by replacing an E with and I in 2 – OVERGORGE
THE WALL MONKEY:
It needed new batteries! And it only took me an hour to reset the time.
MY DAILY CALENDAR FOR SUNDAY, DAY 342 OF 2013:
Today is the 72nd Anniversary of FDR’s speech before Congress that marked the United States involvement in the Second World War. I’ll admit I was there, but I don’t remember much about it. I remember my Uncles all wearing Uniforms and going off to war. But I had no idea where War was located. And for some reason I thought that the Japanese and the Chimpanzees were both the same thing, and they were coming to get me during the night. And I don’t remember President Roosevelt. The first president I actually remember was Harry S Truman. I also remember my neat sailor suit.
Guess I always was a bit of a ham. Unfortunately, just like World War I, World War II was not the war to end all wars. It seems like humans will never get their acts together … and in the end we all lose. Unfortunately, it’s not the people who start wars.
MY DAY, SO FAR: It’s still cold out, and we had another snowfall that just barely refreshed the blanket of white that was beginning to look a bit grey. And it still has to be measured in centimeters instead of inches. And I’m still not in a very merry holiday mood yet.
My story’s in the telling, not the told
I’m stayin’ young, I’m stayin’ young
It’s wonderful the way I hold my own
When everything surrounding me has grown so old
MY DAILY CALENDAR FOR SATURDAY, DAY 327 OF 2013: And for this weekend edition, I would like to finally provide the answer to that musical question … WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE?
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.
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.Oh, well you deserve something better than that. So here’s where the flowers really are.
A FLORAL STUDY IN BRONZE
MY WEEKEND CALENDAR FOR DAYS 292 AND 293 OF 2013:
SATURDAY: I went to the first birthday party for my great-nephew. It was a fun occasion filled with kids, fun, games, lots of balls and best of all cake!
Who could ask for anything more or better?
SUNDAY: The weather was sunny and bright and I took advantage of it to cut the back lawns and get the back ready for bad weather to come. It was a comfortable grass cutting day, and I actually accomplished more than I thought I would.
MY DAILY CALENDAR FOR SATURDAY, DAY 222 OF 2013: Today, I actually wore myself out mowing the back lawn. As you know, I’ve been avoiding this chore for the past week … or more. And the task was compounded by the fact that we’ve had more than plentiful rain fall in the past couple of weeks. No flooding locally, but the extra water has given the annoying wire-grass to really take hold and dig in. In case you’ve never seen wire-grass …
This is what the nasty varmint looks like, and it has roots that go to China. A regular power mower can not properly trim this grass, so I had to attack each clump of grass with a weed-wacker, rake up the waste and then go back an mow the good grasses with the power mower. And that takes time and quite a few rest breaks in my easy lawn chair in the shade of the many trees. Task completed!
SCULPTURE 1937 – HENRY MOORE
I don’t know, I’ve got this thing for elephants.
Saint Louis Art Museum Collection Guide – With this work’s protruding, trunk-like front, two small eye incisions, and a surface of mottled gray stone, the sculptor Henry Moore makes a whimsical reference to the form of an elephant. A triangular cleft and a vertically incised line give shape to its stylized body while a projecting rectangular form suggests the animal’s ample hindquarters. Drawing from the anatomy of a living organism, Moore enlivens his abstract compositional approach with references to the biomorphic forms of nature.
MY CALENDAR FOR SATURDAY/DAY 201 – July 20, 2013: Well, yesterday was the bi-monthly lunch gathering of a bunch of guys with whom I went to high school way too many years ago. As usual we met in the back room of the U City Pizza House. We’re a rather motley medley of lawyers, judges, butchers, mechanics, insurance agents, college professors, accountants, brokers, bankers and even advertising writer/producers who graduated from an all boys, Catholic high school that disappeared from the face of the earth eight years after we graduated. Our topics of conversation runs the gamut of aches, pains, vacations, golf, the cost of gasoline, a former teacher of ours who we all hate and who is now sitting in a prison in Louisiana for the murder of a couple of women, grandchildren, gay marriage (and why it will never make it through the Missouri bible belt based legislature), and wonder dogs like Mlle. Renee. And it’s good to note that about a third of them look way older than me. Unfortunately, another third looks a lot younger, too!
It also rained again in the afternoon, but I was already at home taking a nap.
In other words, they thought it was for the birds!
SATURDAY – DAY 194: Here we are at the start of another weekend, and the weather wizards say it should be pretty nice with cool to moderate temp and a slight possibility of clouds and a few scattered rain drops. Yesterday, I managed to get the laundry washed and the back lawns mowed. Getting the front done might be an option for today.
Oriental Origami Cat eats blue whale! Hungry little kitty.
#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE – NO ORIGAMI THIS WEEKEND
But there is a nice story …
And the answers are:
suite/sweet, knows/nows, ceiling/sealing and mustard/mustered
Don’t feel bad if you didn’t get the answers either.
#3 THE PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE CALENDAR – SUNDAY’S PUZZLE
Prepare for takeoff!
Great, just what I needed to kick the weekend off!
And the answers are:
azure, gizmo, druid and omega
#3 THE PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE CALENDAR – SUNDAY WORD CROSS
ALSO STARTING TODAY … IT’S 30 DAYS OF CREATIVITY
Watch for my first post later today.