Antique Granny

Antique Granny

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

AGAIN AND AGAIN DARN DISH

I awaken each day between 3 and 4 am. Start up computer first thing. Rain usually means no satellite service for my Internet and I wait for the weather to break.

It has nown been almost two weeks that I have not been able to access my Internet until later in the day and the weather has mostly been clear . Calling Dish has me jumping through all kind of hoops. Unplug modem, wait, plug back in. Check cables, jump down turn around pick a bale of cotton. Finally they keep me busy enough until I realize my service just finally comes back up and it has been a Dish service problem all along.

There has been one suggestion from a customer service rep that I upgrade my equipment. That only entails a new contract, less data available and faster speeds. WHAT? Say that again. "Less data?" Me thinks there might be a method to their madness. "Let's get this gals usage reduced by driving her off the old plan."

Are you wondering how I am posting this so early? It is because I have 4G on my phone thank goodness I can do some things but am still crippled without my desk top or my laptop.

Anyone out there with satellite Internet having problems?

Monday, October 27, 2014

HUMAN BONE IS AS STRONG AS GRANITE

Question Of The Week 10-27-14

WHAT IS THE MOST AMAZING FACT YOU HAVE EVER LEARNED?


Be sure and look at my post from yesterday to learn who won the "GUESS WHO" contest and see the photos of the subjects next to the drawings under post titled "NO PAIN NO GAIN".

Sunday, October 26, 2014

NO PAIN NO GAIN

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

1st Place Brighid  Correctly guessed 5 out of 6.  Brighid will receive a special prize in the mail.

2nd Place Snaggle Tooth. Correctly guessed 5 out of 6 and was a day after Brighid so she takes 2nd and receives honorable mention and a shout out.

3rd Place  Gigi Hawaii  Was the first to correctly guess 2 out of 6. She receives an honorable mention and a shout out.

I apologize for any pain these drawings cause the subjects and hope they gained some attention from other bloggers who might not have seen their blogs before.


It is my goal someday to sit on a street corner and draw caricature portraits as fast as I can and have the subjects be recognizable.  Or I might like to try being a court room artist.  The faster I go, the better my pictures turn out. I love to draw pictures from the television shows I watch.

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING AND 
COMMENTING ON THIS FUN CONTEST.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GUESS WHO

I did this several years ago with my marker art and now I will do it with my digital art by EAGHL.   Who can guess all or most of these blog friends first?  Comment that you have guessed and email your answers to lizziebethgeneral@gmail.com

Don't post your answers in your comment. I will announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner after everyone has had time to guess. Hopefully the subjects of each drawing will at least be able to guess themselves.  LOL


blogger 1
blogger 2
blogger 3
blogger 4
blogger 5
blogger 6
Each of these bloggers are on my sidebar among the blogs that I read.  A lot of you read the same ones but if you need to search for the answers, check the profile pictures or pictures they have posted of themselves in their blog.   

SUNDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 26, 2014, I WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS AND POST THE ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THESE INDIVIDUALS NEXT TO THE DRAWINGS.  GET YOUR ANSWERS TO ME BY NOON C.S.T. THAT SAME DAY.  THANKS!

Monday, October 20, 2014

WANDERING, PONDERING

Question Of The Week 10-20-14

Inquiring minds want to know what you think and how you would fill in the blank.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

BOBBING ALONG

We loaded up the van and we headed for Beverely....for the movies to see THE JUDGE.  The vote was unanimous among these friends from the Senior Center for all thumbs up.  But, reading the reviews this morning, I see everyone is not a fan, so I guess you will have to be THE JUDGE.  

It showed some great courtroom drama and villains deserving the title.  It was a tough one to get through in some places but many of us have seen the same or worse in caring for persons with illness.Take a box of Kleenex  for both the crying and the laughing.  

All the "Bobs" were great.  Robert "Bob" Duvall, Robert "Bob" Downey Jr., and Billy "Bob" Thornton.  Plus Vincent D'Onofrio did a great acting job in this so you can call him Bob if you want. He is a favorite of mine.

Here is a sketch of Billy Bob Thornton that I did on my
Kindle drawing app while watching
FARGO the TV series.



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CATCH UP NOT KETCHUP

1.)
My friend Janet surprised me with a nice warm flannel jacket. She made this for me with her own two little hands (and her sewing machine) as a gift for no reason other than our friendship.  How nice is that?!


2.)  
Mama David lives.  How can I explain that my cat which was eulogized a while back for being run over by a car, is actually alive and well? Chewbacca Kitten had looked and acted just like Mama David since the beginning.  Chewy was very elusive and I had not been able to catch her to have her spayed.  Finally I did and learned that the cat I took to the vet for spaying was Mama David.  It was her identical daughter Chewbacca that was struck and killed by a car.  Kind of a  happy/sad tale.  Mama David is resurrected.  She is also much nicer since she was spayed. I have changed the memorial photo for Chewy's short 4 months of life.

CHEWBACCA RIP April 14, 2014 to August 1, 2014
The other siblings turned six months old yesterday and are due their neutering next.  Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia (both boys) and Han Solo and Yoda, both girls. Hope I don't go broke before they all are fixed.


3.)  
I was able to light the pilot on my furnace all by myself.  The cold came in and I called my son to come 160 miles round trip and light the pilot for me until I realized I should be able to do such things myself and I did.  I told him he did not need to come after all because "I am woman, hear me roar!" and he said "No surprises there.  I have been hearing you roar for 44 years."  LOL


4.)  
The neighborhood vultures are standing wait at the back of my field.  I hope it isn't me they are looking for in eager anticipation of their next meal. 

At least they aren't circling.

Monday, October 13, 2014

BESIDES YOUR BOOK OF RELIGION

Question Of The Week 10-13-14



HAS ANY PARTICULAR BOOK OUTSIDE YOUR PRIMARY BOOK OF RELIGION (SUCH AS THE BIBLE, ETC.,) INFLUENCED
YOU OR MADE A LIFE CHANGING IMPACT?





Wednesday, October 08, 2014

THIS ABOUT COVERS IT

MY 50TH HIGH SCHOOL REUNION

42 people who haven't changed a bit so why didn't we recognize each other?
Believe it or not, this is our high school English teacher with me.  She is 92 years old and was amazing.  We were thrilled to have her there because she had been everyone's favorite.
Our DJ Ronnie Kaye a local celebrity from our era.  (I posted this for LL Cool Joe)
Our town theater has been restored and they welcomed us for a special showing of 1964 movie GOLDFINGER. Surprisingly no couples sat on the back row of the balcony to make out during the movie.  We really are old!
It was an overwhelming party filled with happiness, sadness, nostalgia, and fun.

Monday, October 06, 2014

BOO!

Question Of The Week 10-6-14

Are you afraid of ghosts?


Have you had any supernatural experiences?