Monday, June 6, 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016


The symbols caught my eye.

 I did some searching to learn more about the symbols,  the meanings of the symbols and about Coexist.

Here are what the symbols represent.

Islam  - the crescent moon and star

Baha'i Faith - the nine-pointed star

Male/Female -

Judaism - the Magen David

Paganism - the Ankh

Taoism - the Yin-Yang symbol

Christianity - the cross and crucifix

Here are some other interesting facts on religious symbols.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Oh, those Game Show Hosts

There have been quite a few televised game shows and game show hosts over the years.

I did a quick research and was surprised to find over 250 names on this list of game show hosts . (these game shows aired in the United States).

Did you know Who Do You Trust? was a game show hosted by Johnnie Carson hosted with Ed McMahon as announcer before their Tonight Show gig?

And, Carmen Electra hosted a game show called Singled Out. This game has lots of players.

And, William Shatner hosted Show Me the Money. 
This game show showcased twelve Million Dollar Dancers. Even William dances.
The contestant answers a question then chooses a dancer and asks them to Show Me the Money.
This game has some big money in play.

Even Mike Wallace, Walter Conkite and Hugh Downs were game show hosts at one time.

My favorite game show hosts-Allen Ludden
                                                Chuck Barris 
                                                Art Fleming
                                        and, Bill Cullen.

I can't mention game shows without mentioning Merv Griffith.
He started as a singer before he became involved in creating game shows.
He started on a game show called Play Your Hunch, produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman Productions.

And, it wouldn't be right to forget the announcers of The Price is Right. "Come on down!" My favorite announcer was Johnny Olson, who was the announcer on over 30 game shows and was the very first announcer on the Price is Right.

There's even a Game Show Network, devoted to nothing but game shows-old and new.The newest game show, Hellevator, was added to the GSN lineup and it's hosted by the Soska sisters. 
This game is in the horror game show category.

Here's a listing of game shows that have or are currently airing on American television.
(This listing of games includes-panel games, dating/relationship games, kids, teens and college games, and reality games and games aired specific to certain regions or States).

Game shows remain popular because you never know what will be said while watching the hosts conduct contestants through challenges or questions playing a game to win or lose money. The contestants have no scripts and the outcome of their choices can make them either game winners or losers.

Play on!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Drafts- and more drafts

Like I said, I've not been blogging as much as I used to,
 but I have been jotting down ideas for blog posts.

I have a good list of blog drafts I have yet to complete and post.
The topics are across the board from your heart, friends, your attitude,
the Confederate flag, animals, and more.

I just need to finish each draft, add images and or video that would compliment
the topic, edit and post.

This looks like a quiet place to write.

Photo credit: TheBrassGlass from

Sounds easy. But if it's too easy I have to make it

Totally into Hello Kitty

There are some who adore kittens and some who can't get quite enough Hello Kitty.

Hello Kitty is BIG! and not showing any signs of slowing any time soon.

Hello Kitty is everywhere! I'm not surprised there isn't a Hello Kitty house.
Wait! There is a Hello Kitty house.

Here's Hello Kitty's family.

You can even have Hello Kitty in your green tea.

I came across some interesting things out there for those who must have their Hello Kitty® fix
satisfied in a big way.

Restaurant- You can eat in 'Hello Kitty' style.

A girl can sleep, wear, eat, drink, wake up to, fall asleep on, walk on, be adorned by, carry, tell time on, etc. Hello Kitty. Hello Kitty is a way of life and making many girls and women happy.

There are two destination theme parks for those who need to be surrounded for taking in all the Hello Kitty one can imagine.

Eat your heart out Mickey!

Theme park.  Japan
Theme park.  China

There's probably lots more, but that's enough Hello Kitty pinkness for this blog post.

One Week- Early Fall, 2015

I haven't been blogging regularly and that bothers me because I like to write.

I have too many daily 'to-dos' on my plate, so some things get put off for a while.
Come to think of it, it's been a while since I've gotten an email from one of my favorite writers.
Maybe he's not been writing regularly either. His book,"Out Where the Buses Don't Run', is good.

Life seems to get crazier and busier in spite of all the modern conveniences we have. I don't see
my daily schedule slowing down. And everyone I know seems to be just as busy.
It's mid-afternoon and I haven't been outside to see about the goat. I'm sure she needs water,
and food, of course, even though she has plenty to grass to nibble on. And Zeus. He's 21 years old and he's not doing much more than sleeping day and night.

This is my week of vacation and it's half over and so far I've spent it being downright lazy.
I'm busy all day, but when I look around I can't see what I've been so busy doing.
So I thought I'd make myself a list of things to get done. That didn't work either.

But is has been quiet, relaxing, and I'm enjoying the peacefulness of not having to think about
going in to work. That alone has been delightful for me emotionally and physically. I've been enjoying sleeping at night like a regular person, and waking up when I've had sufficient sleep.

My stay-cation has been lovely, however I wanted to get more things accomplished while I'm home
day and night.
I still have a few more days to myself, so I if I apply myself I can get a few tangible items accomplished.

Writing this blog is one of a dozen things I want to get done. I still want to clean out my little shed, clean the inside of my vehicles, wash mold off the siding, wash the SunPorch, and pull up weeds in the garden.

And today just happens to be my birthday, though it doesn't feel anything like a birth day should
 feel. But that's okay. I'm not complaining. And I have received 'Happy Birthday' wishes from five people.

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I need to do something nice for someone on my birthday. That will make my complete.

I must end for now to get busy on my list. And if all goes well, I'll can some persimmon jam and squash and okra and juice some carrots later and I want to go through the old family photo album
to find pictures of me as a Camp Fire girl.  I'm considering purchasing an old Camp Fire Girl book I saw on Amazon.
I wish I could locate my blue vest with my beads I earned.

Makes me want that teepee I've wanted since I moved to the country.

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Maybe one day. Just maybe one day.

Thank you Lord for allowing me to be well to enjoy another birthday.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Swearing & cursing outbursts

I ran across this article on kids swearing at such an early age.
After reading it, I thought parents don't normally encourage their child to curse or swear,
but do so by allowing them to hear them talk speak such language.  So what 
should a parent do to discourage or change behavior if their child starts cursing?

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I think adults who use profanity or strong expressive curse words should take notice to limit certain words if within hearing range of tiny ears so kids don't hear or learn such descriptive words. I remember my parents spelling words around us kids, but I seriously doubt they were spelling swear words.

I understand swearing and using 'choice' curse words for expressing one's true feelings and emotions is called for at times. I don't deny using expressive words, but I do not use the Lord's name, or say, 'g.d' no matter how emotionally frustrated or upset I sometimes might be. And I didn't pick up any of the mild words I use from my parents, but I really can't tell you where I first heard them.

I believe if you have a decent vocabulary or use of one's language, you will be more equipped to verbally express feelings in a tactful and intelligent manner so that resorting to profanity or cursing is last rather than first or the prime way of expressing self.

Kids get emotionally charged and they mimic exactly what they've seen and heard from adults.

There are some general reasons why a person chooses to swear- for expressive, verbal emphasis, to feel 'macho' in a situation, and to help deal with feelings of discomfort.

All in all, heightened emotions are behind profanity, and often those words can be vile, hurtful and cruel of spoken to or about a person.
There are occasions when swearing is an appropriate means of expression, if done with respect for people who will be in earshot, especially children who are prone to repeating what they hear. 

Unfortunately, children do hear cursing and profanity, and may not fully know what those words mean. Before their 'foul language' becomes 'habit' I do hope some adult sits with them and explains there's a more acceptably approved way of voicing one's thoughts and feelings that will be more apt of getting help and attention.

I much prefer hearing kids saying the 'darndest things' like on the old Art Linkletter show.

or these kids....

And I wanted to end with this...

This was an April Fool's joke- I thought soap flavors for washing a child's mouth was creative.