Friday, March 09, 2007


If we practice and eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, soon the whole world will be blind and toothless.~ Mahatma Gandhi


Friday Feast #134


What is your usual bedtime? Do you like that, or would you rather it be different?

I do not have a usual bedtime.
Sleep, what is sleep?

Are people really able to do that?
No I do not like it.
I would love to sleep from 10 PM to 6 AM.


When it comes to advice, do you give more or receive more?

I am asked more so I give more.


Describe a memorable meal you've had.

One of the memorable meals I have had is eating blue crab at my dad’s house.

Main Course

Name a work of fiction that affected the way you think about something.

I think non-fiction would have been a better question.
Voltaire's Candide
Tolstoy's War and Peace
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


What is your favorite type of fruit juice?

It depends on my mood.
I like many juices.
Today I want Welch’s Grape Juice.

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Thursday Thirteen 19th

I believe humans get a lot done, not because we're smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee. ~Flash Rosenberg

You’ve had too much coffee when….

1. You can take a picture of yourself from ten feet away without using the timer.

2. Instant coffee takes too long.

3. You help your dog chase its tail.

4. You answer the door before people knock.

5. You can speak perfect Arabic without ever taking a lesson.

6. Your taste buds are so numb you could drink your lava lamp.

7. You grind your coffee beans in your mouth.

8. You can type sixty words per minute with your feet.

9. You forget to take the wrapper off your candy bars before eating them.

10. You have to watch videos in fast-forward.

11. Your nervous twitch registers on the Richter scale.

12. You’re so jittery that your friends use your hands to blend their margaritas.

13. Your eyes stay open when you sneeze.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.
~Erma Bombeck

North Dakota

Our state tree is the telephone pole

Our state bird is the mosquito

There are two seasons
Shovel and Swat

I talked to my brother Mark and my sister Laura on the phone Sunday evening. It was wonderful to hear from them.

Mark and Laura have never been to North Dakota so I am sharing some pictures I took around the neighborhood.

At the corner

Up the street

Down the street

The city hard at work

We have some fabulous trees in our yard. This is a picture of one of them. Trees are pretty rare in the open country around here but in town we have some.

I tried to call my niece on Thursday and Friday but nobody answered. I have a strange feeling that the number I have for her isn’t right. I will get her number from my sister.
My mom mentioned on the phone Sunday that Mark had been trying to call me. The number she gave me for Mark just rang and rang and nobody ever answered. I left messages after the beep for my sister Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning.
I went through some old email my dad had sent and found the number for Mark. I checked it with the one I thought was his number and the last two digits were reversed on the number I had been using. I left a message for him. He called me back just a few hours after I left the message when he got home. He said he had tried to call a few times but he either got a computer machine or no answer. It was not until I left my number on his message machine that he realized he never had my phone number either. The last digits in the number he had for me were reversed. He does not know who he left messages for either but he has their number…lol
He gave me Laura’s number and sure enough two digits were turned around on the number I had for her as well. I don’t know who has been getting the messages I have left for my sister over the years. I won’t be leaving them messages anymore. Do you think they will miss hearing my messages?

Laura may come for a visit this summer! I am thrilled!
Mark is going to help pay my way to El Paso after he buys a house and is ready to buy his first horse. (The last time I saw Mark was 11 or 12 years ago!)
I was so worried about when if ever I would be able to see them again. I can’t tell you how happy I am after those phone calls. I will try and call my little brother, Tim, next week. I have alwasy been in contact with Mark and Tim via email but I know we should call and chat every now and then. I now have Laura's email! Yay!

We talked and it was like no time had passed at all.
Life is Grand!

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
~Joyce Brothers


Monday, March 05, 2007

Barbershop, Adriano Celentano, Eyal Golan, Paul Simon, Simon and Garfunkel, and The Corrs

In music the passions enjoy themselves.

Review of Raggedy’s favorite music from "Music Monday" posts.


Adriano Celentano

Eyal Golan

Paul Simon

Simon and Garfunkel

The Corrs

If you click the name above the video it will take you to the "Music Monday" post for that artist.

The videos for Adriano and Eyal did not appear in the original posts. I found a few more I liked.

I would like to know the music that you liked the most in the group. You can pick more than one. Please let me know in your comment. If you don't like the ones in this group who do you like to listen to?

Have a fabulous Monday!

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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Sunday March 4, 2007

God of our life, there are days when the burdens we carry chafe our shoulders and weigh us down; when the road seems dreary and endless, the skies grey and threatening; when our lives have no music in them, and our hearts are lonely, and our souls have lost their courage. Flood the path with light, run our eyes to where the skies are full of promise; tune our hearts to brave music; give us the sense of comradeship with heroes and saints of every age; and so quicken our spirits that we may be able to encourage the souls of all who journey with us on the road of life, to Your honor and glory. ~Augustine


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