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Thursday Thirteen – #22

Thirteen Fun Things to Do in Ft. Worth (and a bonus extra)

  1. Go to the Kimbell Art Museum, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, or the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
  2. Ride the Tarantula Train from Grapevine to the Stockyards, enjoy a shopping trip & dinner at Riscky’s before hopping the train back to Grapevine.
  3. Visit Sundance Square on a Friday evening. Enjoy the good food, live music, street artists, and lively atmosphere.
  4. Go catch a concert at Billy Bob’s, and dust off your boots for some two-stepping.
  5. Have an incredibly delicious vegan lunch at the Spiral Diner.
  6. Ride your bike in Trinity Park.
  7. Go to the zoo.
  8. Visit the Botanical Gardens. Remember to take your camera!
  9. Don’t forget to visit the Water Gardens in the heart of downtown.
  10. Go shopping in the upscale boutiques of Camp Bowie Blvd., paved with red brick.
  11. If you’re interested in antiques, make a stop in Historic Handley and visit their charming antique shops.
  12. Enjoy some Middle Eastern food at King Tut’s. I can recommend the fellafel.
  13. Catch a play at Hip Pocket, Circle Theatre, Jubilee Theatre, Casa Manana, or the Bass Performance Hall.
  14. Whatever you do, give me a call, and I’ll join you if I can!

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others’ comments. It’s easy, and fun! Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

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Another meme,

because I’m bored today. Doesn’t that just rock your world?!

Instructions: Type your responses to each question into the Google Image search, and then pick an image from the first page of results.

Age at next birthday

(What? You really expect me to tell you? Please. Besides, I pick a different age every year.)

Place I’d like to travel

Favourite place

Favourite objects

Favourite food

Favourite animals

Favourite colour

Town in which I was born

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Me Meme!

Lisa, according to the last line in her post, has tagged me with this meme! So here you are–more things you may or may  not have wanted to know about me.

My roommate and I once
: Saran-wrapped one of our friend’s cars on his birthday. And after we’d carefully wrapped it tightly in plastic wrap, we tee-pee’d it. And it was fun. :D

Never in my life have I: liked having my feet covered up. If I’m at home, I’m wearing flip-flops or am barefoot. If I’m in bed, my feet are sticking out from beneath the covers.

High school was : ghastly, for the most part.

When I’m nervous : I fidget like crazy.

My hair : No longer has blue streaks, alas.

When I was 5 : I started first grade, and loved my teacher madly.

When I turn my head left : My brain bounces around and makes my head hurt even worse. This blasted sinus headache/allergies has gone on for 8 days without any respite, so far.

I should be : the perfect housekeeper. I’m so not!

By this time next year : it will be this time next year.

My favorite aunt is : actually my husband’s, Aunt Emily. She and Uncle Eddie couldn’t have kids, and we sort of bonded over that. Of course, I loved her right off the bat anyway because she’s completely loveable.

I have a hard time understanding : how people can be as cruel to other people as I frequently see them being.

You know I like you if : I open up to you.

My ideal breakfast is : cold pizza from the night before, and an ice-cold Dr. Pepper.

If you visit my home town : If by home town you mean where I was born, you will be in Lone Star, Texas. East Texas is absolutely beautiful.

If you spend the night at my house : I’ll give you my bed, I’ll feed you well, we’ll talk for hours and have a good time, and we’ll be goofy and my dogs will show off for you until they get tired and fall asleep.

My favorite blond is : My husband.

My favorite brunette is : L-squared. And L-1 is my favourite light-brownette. (Is that a word? Works for me.)

The animal I would like to see flying besides birds : Dogs

I shouldn’t have been : so shy

Last night I: slept on my new futon mattress. It’s soft and cushy.

A better name for me would be : I have the perfect name already.

I’ve been told I look like : No one. I’m unique, apparently.

If I could have any car, it would be: A Chrysler 300.

Now, if you have read this far

CONSIDER YOURSELF TAGGED!

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Thursday Thirteen – #21

Thirteen Sites I Have Bookmarked

  1. THEOI Greek Mythology – Fantastic encyclopedia of Greek mythology.
  2. CBS 11 TV – When I want to know what’s going on locally, I usually go here.
  3. Daily Pollen Count – I’m trying to figure out what I’m allergic to. Based on the counts, I’m guessing fungus and/or grass. At least in the spring.
  4. For Better or For Worse Strip Fix – I’ve been reading this strip for longer than I care to tell you. I wrote Lynn Johnston once, and got a lovely note back.
  5. Mormon Mommy Wars – Yeah, it’s a Mormon Mommy blog, but one that doesn’t make me feel like a misfit just ’cause I have the misfortune to not have kids.  I like the contributors and love the stories. 
  6. Feminist Mormon Housewives - Another Mormon women’s blog, and a good one. Great contributors and lots of lively discussion in the comments.
  7. YouTube – Always a good time-waster
  8. NOAA’s National Weather Service – Joe’s a weather freak, and he’s been known to call me from Chicago or Florida or New York and tell me I have to drop whatever I’m doing and check the weather out.
  9. eChaucer (Chaucer in the 21st Century) – Do I really have to tell you why I have this one bookmarked?
  10. Scribbit – To quote from the header, “a blog about motherhood in Alaska.” It’s really more than that. It’s a blog about motherhood in Alaska, life in Alaska, craft ideas, recipes, giveaways, writing contests.
  11. Shakespeare Insults Generator – Are you looking for creative ways to insult people? Trying to quit swearing, and looking for alternative phrases? Here’s a great place to start!
  12. IMDB - Great for when we’re watching a movie and Joe says the blonde kid is Evanna Lynch, and I say no, it’s a blond boy, and it’s certainly not Evanna Lynch. One trip to IMDB clears up all questions.
  13. MahJong Connect – This is an obnoxious little game to which I’m addicted.

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others’ comments. It’s easy, and fun! Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

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Friday’s Feast

Appetizer

What is the nearest big city to your home?

The nearest big city to my home is Fort Worth, Texas. It’s a wonderful place. One of mine and Joe’s favourite things to do on date night is go to Sundance Square and people watch. It’s laid back, and friendly, and there’s always a lot to do in Ft. Worth. I love it, seriously.

Soup

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how well do you keep secrets?

Probably about a 9. If someone asks me to keep something secret, I do. Period. From everyone, and that does include my sister. However, there are some secrets–my own–that I find virtually impossible to keep, hence I spend the month of December desperately trying to keep myself from telling my sister what I got her for Christmas.

Salad

Describe your hair (color, texture, length).

Right now my hair is a dark chocolate brown with light greenish-white streaks from where the blue faded. After this weekend, I think it will once more be all dark chocolate brown. I have very fine textured hair, but a lot of it. And it’s shortish.

 

Main Course

What kind of driver are you?  Courteous?  Aggressive?  Slow?

I think I’m courteous, but I sure like to drive fast!

Dessert

When was the last time you had a really bad week?

This week’s way up there. It’s not one of the top 5 weeks, but I think it’s probably up in the top 10 or 15.  

 

Thanks for dining with me today!  If you’re still hungry, may I suggest other fine feasting?

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Thursday Thirteen-#20

The next 13 movies in my Netflix queue

  1. The Ten Commandments
  2. Affectionately Yours, Screwtape
  3. The Exodus Decoded
  4. King Tut’s Final Secrets
  5. The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross
  6. Ancient Egyptians
  7. Evita: The Woman Behind the Myth
  8. The Beauty Academy of Kabul
  9. Lost Treasures of the World: Carthage
  10. Beowulf and the Ango-Saxons
  11. Columbine: Understanding Why
  12. 2005 Academy Awards Short Films Collection
  13. Hiding and Seeking

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here! The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others’ comments. It’s easy, and fun! Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

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Friday’s Feast

Appetizer

When someone smiles at you, do you smile back? Of course I do! And frequently I smile at people when I pass them in the hall or on the street, and it makes me a little sad sometimes how few people smile back.

Soup

Describe the flooring in your home.  Do you have carpet, hardwood, vinyl, a mix? In the music room we have the carpeting that was in our house when we bought it, a rather ugly dark brown carpet. There is vinyl flooring in the kitchen/dining area and both bathrooms. The rest of the house has the original wood flooring, although we stained it winter white in the living room and hall.

Salad

Write a sentence with only 5 words, but all of the words have to start with the first letter of your first name.  Faith frequently feels frightfully foolish.

Main Course

Do you know anyone whose life has been touched by adoption? Yes, many people. My mother and stepfather adopted one of my first cousins, so she then became my youngest sister. I have good friends with adopted children.

Dessert

Name 2 blue things. Izzybella’s beautiful eyes, and the pen on my desk.

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Thirteen Items Faith Checked Out From the Library Today

  1. Songs Without Words – Ann Pack. This is Izzybella’s book for the May book club meeting.
  2. Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? - Peter Walsh
  3. Harvest – Tess Gerritsen
  4. The Devil’s Disciples: Hitler’s inner circle – Anthny Read
  5. Mein Kampf – Adolf Hilter
  6. The Super Fi: The high fructose fallout that is making you fat and sick – Richard J. Johnson, MD with Timothy Gower
  7. Children in the Holocaust and World War II: their secret diaries – Laurel Holliday
  8. Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust – Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
  9. Martyrs to Madness: The Victims
  10. Auschwiz – Clive A. Lawton
  11. Hilter’s Women – Guido Knopp
  12. DVD–Nazi Medicine
  13. Animal, Vegetable, Micracle: A Year of Food Life – Barbara Kingsolver

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here! The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others’ comments. It’s easy, and fun! Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

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…who stole it from No Nonsense Girl.

 


What Your Feet Say About You:


You are pretty average in your expressiveness. You can express yourself well, but you don’t always want to.You are a very passionate person. You are highly charged and easily inspired.

You are an assertive person at times. You’ll pull out all the stops to get what you want, if it’s worth it.

You don’t fall in love easily. It’s hard for you to connect to people, and you don’t have many attachments.

You are not afraid of anything. You are brave and courageous, even when most people would be terrified.

You are intellectual and philosophical. You are more concerned with thoughts than action.

You are an amazingly hard worker. You aren’t spoiled and you don’t mind getting your hands dirty.

You are easily influenced by other people. You’re quite impressionable, so you should only be around people who are a good influence.

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Friday Feast

Appetizer

What was your favorite cartoon when you were a child? That would be Speed Racer, as in I was going to marry Speed Racer when I grew up. Am I going to see the new Speed Racer movie? Oh, yeah!

Soup

Pretend you are about to get a new pet.  Which animal would you pick, and what would you name it? It would be another rescue dog, and I honestly have no idea what I’d name it. I’ve always wanted a pet named Peeve, but my husband won’t let me. :D

Salad

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy getting all dressed up for a special occasion? 10. I think it’s a blast.

Main Course

What kind of music do you listen to while you drive? I normally listen to books on CD while I’m driving. If I am listening to music, it’s on a road trip, and I like head-banger music and folk music and punk and new age and . . . Well, you get it. My usual eclectic mix. But definitely there will be some Bohemian Rhapsody and some Ballroom Blitz happening pretty early on in the trip.

Dessert

When was the last time you bought a clock?  And in which room did you put it? Within the last 6 months, and it’s in the bedroom. But I don’t use it. It’s not even plugged in. I think I bought it because I left my cell phone somewhere and had to make sure I would get up in time for work the next morning.

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