Tuesday, 14 February 2012

From our garden

I've heard of a couch potato, but a mouse potato?  Or is it a potato mouse?  My husband dug this little spud up with the rest of his crop, but luckily the others were all normal. 

An anagram puzzle for you
Seen alive? Sorry pal.
Answer at the bottom of the blog.

Sign in a shoeshop window

"Buy one, get one free"

While we're on footwear,  I knitted myself a pair of socks recently.  Never done it before, on four needles.  The first one was great, after I fixed up a problem with the heel turning being at the top of the sock instead of the sole.  So I made another, measured umpteen times, with tape measure, and against the other sock.  Put them together when it was finished, and the second one is about a cm shorter in the foot than the first one! 

Fortunately, my right foot is about half a centimetre shorter than my left, and the knitting has a bit of stretch in it, anyway.

Quotes on old age

"At age 20, we worry about what other people think of us; at 40 we don't care what they think of us; at 60 we discover they haven't been thinking of us at all".                        Bob Hope

"I refuse to go on that Grumpy Old Men programme, because if I go on, I'll be grumpy about grumpy old men".                             

"During much of my life, I was anxious to be what someone else wanted me to be.  Now I have given up that struggle.  I am what I am".

These photos were posted on facebook recently.

Of course, I'm sure Nigella doesn't look that gorgeous first thing in the morning, when she's just got out of bed, and I'm sure the other woman could look better with makeup and a professional hairdo, but I still know who I'd rather look like.

Answer to the anagram
Elvis Presley

Friday, 3 February 2012

A Joke

Chicken Surprise
A couple went for a meal at a Chinese restaurant and ordered "Chicken Surprise".  The waiter brought the meal, served in a covered pot.  Suddenly, the pot lid raises a little, and two beady eyes look around before the lid closes.   "Did you see that?"  the wife asked her husband.  Just then it happened again.  Up came the lid, out came two beady eyes, and down went the lid again.   The husband called the waiter over to ask for an explanation.
"Please sir", said the waiter.   "What did you order?" 
"Chicken Surprise" replied the husband.
"AH!  So sorry" said the waiter.  "My mistake.  I bring you Peeking Duck".

Short Short

Sweet Tooth
The familiar feeling washed over me - raised hairs on the back of my neck, and a pounding heart.  The thought of a filling always affected me this way.  There he was in his white coat, manoeuvring the trolley closer and closer.
"Which do you prefer, Madam", he asked, "strawberry or chocolate filling in your cake?"

Thanks Iggy

Wow, did we have some rain last night!   Thanks to declining cyclone Iggy, we had 87ml from around 4pm yesterday, until sometime early this morning.  I couldn't believe my eyes when I went out to check the rain gauge this morning.   It's ironic, and so unfair, that we should be so desperate for rain, when the east coast (of Australia) is in such a mess from too much rain.

I had to take a photo of the rain gauge, as I've never seen it this full before,
and probably never will again.

A couple of quotes

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new".
     Albert Einstein              

"How many legs on a dog if you call the tail a leg? 
Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg".                                            
    Abraham Lincoln     

Did you know?

The average soccer ball is made of 32 leather panels, held together by 642 stitches.

And while we're on soccer, here's an interesting anagram for you. 

Bravo! Victim and a dickhead.

Answer at the bottom of the page.

Local Wildlife

We have countless insects around where we live, and although we've been here 10 years, we're always finding something new. 

My husband found this beautiful "Jewel Beetle" a few weeks ago.

Anagram solution - David and Victoria Beckham
Don't blame me for that, I just found it in a puzzle magazine!