Monday, November 28, 2011
OOPS! This was supposed to post on Thanksgiving! Sorry!
Quiz courtesy of Aristotle, Inc.
1. When was the first Thanksgiving celebration?
2. Where was the turkey first domesticated?
b. Mexico and Central America
c. New Zealand
3. What is a female turkey called?
a. a rooster
b. a cuckoo
c. a chick
d. a hen
4. What is a male turkey called?
a. a larry
b. a clark
c. a harry
d. a tom
5. What great American statesman lobbied to make the turkey the national symbol?
a. Benjamin Franklin
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. John Adams
d. Andrew Jackson
6. What sound does a female turkey make?
7. What sound does a male turkey make?
8. About how many feathers does a mature turkey have?
9. Which state produces the most turkeys annually?
10. How fast can wild turkeys run?
a. 5 mph
b. 15 mph
c. 25 mph
d. 45 mph
11. How does Arkansas rank among the other states in turkey production?
12. What Native American tribe celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the colonists?
a. the Wampanoag tribe
b. the Sioux tribe
c. the Choctaw tribe
d. the Arapaho tribe
13. Can wild turkeys fly? If so, how fast?
b. Yes, up to 25 mph
c. Yes, up to 40 mph
d. Yes, up to 55 mph
14. Approximately what percentage of American homes eats turkey on Thanksgiving?
15. Approximately what percentage of American homes eats turkey on Christmas?
16. What is the name of the skin that hangs from a turkey's neck?
17. Which U.S. president specified that Thanksgiving would fall on the last Thursday of November?
a. Martin Van Buren
b. Andrew Jackson
c. William H. Taft
d. Abraham Lincoln
18. Which president attempted to move the Thanksgiving holiday to the fourth Thursday in November to create a longer Christmas shopping season?
a. Franklin D. Roosevelt
b. Dwight D. Eisenhower
c. Harry S. Truman
d. Gerald R. Ford
19. Which country consumes the most turkey per year per capita?
a. The United States
d. The United Kingdom
20. What is the best way to defrost a turkey?
a. with a hair dryer
b. in the refrigerator
c. in cold water
d. in the microwave oven
2. Mexico and Central America
3. a hen
4. a tom
5. Benjamin Franklin
10. 25 mph
12. the Wampanoag trive
13. yes, up to 55 mph
17. Abraham Lincoln
18. Franklin D. Roosevelt
20. in the refrigerator
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
~ During WW II Operation Sauerkraut was the code name of a successful Office of Strategic Services project in which disaffected Germans (aka sour krauts) were recruited in prisoner-of-war camps to slip behind enemy lines to spread rumors and distribute Allied propaganda.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Love you Salad, Evil Zlid, Wombat, Sally Jefferson Jackson Johnson Washington Campbell.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Had a wonderful time at the BigDawes last Saturday for the Game.
But, all of a sudden...it was time for the group to head to the kitchen where...
...the Reverend R AndyRandy lead us in service..."Can I get an Amen?"
"AMEN!" (I love the fact that Clickity Clack participated!)
Thursday, November 10, 2011
LBD (L Big Dawes) got caught up on my blog this morning. We have been emailing back and forth about it, and I thought I would use one string of her emails as a guest blog...
Ok, now I’m all caught up. I also noticed in your cumpkin parving blog, an orb in one of your photos.
An orb captured in a photo can mean it was a spirit captured in the photograph. If it is a spirit, perhaps it was telling us who would be the winner of the contest?
Then she sent another...saying this photo had 4 orbs. I could only see two so she resent the photo with a key and then an even better key! (Rayray is sitting at the table in the white jacket with one right over her head!)
Wait, this answer key is better:
The one marked out on the far right is actually the neighbors satellite dish. Not really sure if the one directly behind TCW's leg is one or not.
Thanks LBD for making me laugh and guest blogging!
As Btut graciously pointed out to me in an email this morning, I am grossly behind on my blogging. I do have so much to blog about, but have been extremely busy and stressed. I will try to do better. I have enjoyed letting my inner social butterfly bloom lately and have been busy having fun on the weekends with my friends. Do not be discouraged....I will get caught up on the blog before the weekend...
So, in order to do just that, let's go back to where I left off...the day after Cumpkin Parving and two days after Walk your paws for the cause with the Dawes...was Halloween! We spent it at the BigDawes and had a wonderful time.
Here is the Black Swan as portrayed by L BigDawes...
We had so much fun! A guest fiddler even made his way over and put on an impromptu performance.
Quote of the night: "I might be cold on the outside, but I am warm on the inside."
Food of the night: Candy - lots of it
Color of the night: Black
Into the night
Night of the living dead
Saturday night fever
In the heat of the night
A nightmare on elm street
After mid night, were gonna let it all hang out...
...Wait, I believe I lost my train of thought...
I got a refund check from my car finance company...
...are you kidding me? Six whole cents? Does that mean that I have been overpaying 1/2 cent every month for a year?
Friday, November 4, 2011
Last Saturday I "volunteered" at the Walk Your Paws event in Decatur. (Many of you will understand why volunteered is in quotations!) We had a great time. I especially liked the demonstrations by the search and rescue dogs and the police K-9 unit.
We had a chance to visit with the BigDawes the night before. Miss Chiquita (blog name) was looking so forward to the big day! She was riding high in her new chariot getting ready for her big debut on Saturday!
However, it was not meant to be.
It seems that Miss Chiquita did not realize she would have to share the lime light with other canines. (Clickity Clack misbehaved shortly after these pictures were taken and did not even arrive at the event.) When TCW and I arrived at the park L BigDawes was putting Miss Chiquita in the car. Such a shame because she was rocking her little pink and black outfit. Seems Miss Chiquita was trying to insight a riot. As L BigDawes informed us "This is a pet friendly event, and my pet is not friendly."
Other memorable quotes:
* Awe, he doesn't like the fuzzy in his mouth.
* They sure win the "owner-pet" look alike contest.
* I hope that cop signed a waiver.
Any way, it has been almost a week, and we can't remember anymore quotes. Need to keep a pen and paper handy...I normally do when alcoholic beverages are involved!
Have a good weekend!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Well, hooray for another wonderfully successful Pumpkin Carving! What a day! We had a record crowd, and everyone had a great time. Beautiful weather, creative people, good food, chillin' with good friends - what more could you ask for?
* "I can't see it." "See it?" "No, I can't see it." (trying to figure out what the carving was)
* Laura Leigh's pumpkin is just "eh".
* We won too. We gutted every damn pumpkin here.
* I hope they signed a waiver.
* Johnny Cash broke the house.
* The back yard looks like a field trip for the mentally challenged.
* TIM! THE GATE IS OPEN!
* Where's my jacket? - I'm wearing it.
* Ain't there no Americans here? Where the Color Guard is?