Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
Happy New Year

Saturday, July 31, 2021

FUN FACTS TO MAKE YOU WISER

 A whole bunch of fun facts:

 
Clocks made before 1660 had only one hand – an hour hand.
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.
When you eat too much, your hearing becomes less sharp.
Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the morning. (this i know, but most people dont so here it is with freaky facts!)
Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
(and since we’re on the subject) Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
You are about 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening! (i donno if its true, but if it were, why!?)
Bananas aren’t fruit! They are a type of herb.
A polar bear’s fur is not white, but actually clear.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history to not have a full moon.
Rain contains vitamin B12.
Out of all the senses, smell is most closely linked to memory. (very true!)
The Earth gets heavier each day by tons, as meteoric dust settles on it.
To burn off one plain M&M candy, you need to walk the full length of a football field. (Uh-oh!)
Kittens are born both blind and deaf.
The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% the world’s oxygen supply.
Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day.
Because heat expands the metal, the Eiffel Tower always leans away from the sun.
Only female bees work. (lazy ass males!)
One quarter of the human brain is used to control the eyes. (WOW – no wonder ghadd il basar is so challenging!)
Cold water weighs more than hot water.
Natural gas has no smell. The odor is artificially added so that people will be able to identify leaks and take measures to stop them.
Women have a slightly higher average IQ than men. (HA!)
25% of your bones are located in your feet.
Smokers eat more sugar than non-smokers do.
 
Think how much wiser you are now with this information:)

Friday, July 30, 2021

FELINE FRIDAY AND FRIENDLY FILL INS 07-30-2021

 FELINE FRIDAY


 


FRIENDLY FILL INS
 Here are this weeks questions:
1. Only someone with a ________ would understand ________.
2. I just started _________________________.
3. I find it hard to believe that _________.
4. I should probably _________.
 
Only someone with a pet would understand concentration.
I just started to spend more time with my pets.
I find it hard to believe that they understand my every word.
I should probably have noticed them paying attention to me.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY (on Thursday) -07-29-2021

 


This month, the great prompts have been provided by lissa at The Memory Tourist



This week's prompts are: 

1. secret

2. garden

3. walk

4. world

5. abandon

6. magic

7. life

8. forever

9. key

10. spring

 

SINGLE LIFE by Granny Annie

 

Frances did not have a green thumb and it was not a secret.  If you took a walk by her home you would see her long abandoned garden.   


She moaned at the poem "Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, wonder where the flowers is". Frances had no problem growing grass that had definitely riz.  How in the world would she manage keeping it cut?  Her job kept her away from home most of the time and when she was home, she wanted to rest inside her comfortable house.  

 

Frances threatened her family members with pain and suffering if they dared plant anything in her vacant garden ... unless they were willing to maintain it. She rarely made it outside her home unless she was going to or coming from work.  Still she was forever surprised coming home to find, like magic, high, weed-filled, green filling her yard. 


How much would it cost this year to keep the yard mowed through the Summer.  Every year the cost was higher. Her friends insisted that marriage for Frances would be the key to her yard maintenance. Her only response to them was "Not on your life would I ever trust another man!"

 

 



Tuesday, July 27, 2021

HAPPY FUNNY TUESDAY - 07-27-2021

 

July 26 Random Observations Of The Grand Lake Bum

BEST FACEBOOK POST OF THE WEEK: So, you think politicians know more about medicine than Dr. Fauci? Well, then, Zeb here from the town council will be doing your colonoscopy.

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BEST SIGN SEEN THIS WEEK: I guess we should retire the expression “avoid it like the plague” given how little effort people are putting into avoiding an actual plague.

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TWEET OF THE WEEK: I hate hotel towels. They’re so soft and thick and fluffy, I can’t even close my suitcase.

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BEST PUN OF THE WEEK: I have a friend who survived pepper spray and mustard gas in the military. He’s now a seasoned veteran.   

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OBSERVATION OF THE WEEK: I drink a glass of bourbon every day for health purposes. I drink all the rest of it because I like bourbon.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY 07-21-2021

 

This month, the prompts are being provided by lissa at The Memory Tourist


This week's prompts are:

1. epistle

2. welfare

3. children

4. spirit

5. companions

6. primroses

7. sea

8. walk

9. faithful

10. happiness

 

THE STORY ENDS by Granny Annie

 

It was an interesting epistle.  Liz had found the document while walking along the shore.  Somehow the sea had managed to avoid splashing up and soaking away the words.  "This is for the welfare of the children" the story began.  

 

The author went on.  "My spirit wanes as I count my companions on this long walk.  Their happiness is all that I care about.  Hopefully the primroses they dropped and footprints in the sand will lead me to them.  They have remained ever faithful in their alliance moving foward."


Liz began to pick up her pace as she followed the small footprints and flower petals moving her toward the inviting water.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

HAPPY FUNNY TUESDAY - 07-20-2021

 

Could this be true? No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple. My 50 year old son responded: "What about bonth, gorange, pilver,and durple.?"

 








 

Monday, July 19, 2021

QUESTION OF THE WEEK - 07-19-2021 and Awww Monday

 Where does your self-worth come from?

 

Here is my Awww Monday post.  Sophie looks like a figurine on the lamp table.


 

Friday, July 16, 2021

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY ON FRIDAY COMBINED FELINE FRIDAY AND FRIENDLY FILL-INS 07-16-2021

 WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY ON FRIDAY COMBINED FELINE FRIDAY AND FRIENDLY FILL-INS 07-16-2021



This month, the prompts are being provided by lissa at The Memory Tourist. 


This week’s prompts are


water

gather

flood

memory

linger

solace

enigmatic

neighbor

cold

destruction

 

 

 

 

WET FELINE by Granny Annie

 

Lucy was not happy to be in the water.  She watched the other cats gather and cheer her on as he paddled toward the bank of the pond.  Out of breath, this soaked kitty curled up on land to linger a while. Lucy found solace as she rested from the cold and near destruction. The feline friends all began to lick her in an attempt to get her warm and dry. Her memory was a flood of the previous times she had been thrown in this pond by the enigmatic neighbor.   It would always be a mystery why Mr. McGregor found it necessary to pick on Lucy. It wasn't like she was Peter Rabbit eating in the farmer's garden.


Plus...

Friendly Fill-ins

 Here are this weeks questions:
1. I just can’t bring myself to _____________.
2. I have a hankering for _________________.
3. _________ changed my life.
4. At this stage of my life, I _________.

1. drink another Slim Fast

2. a big cheeseburger

3. However, this weight loss has

4. must take care of my health.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

QUESTION OF THE WEEK AND HAPPY FUN TUESDAY - 07-13-2021

Question of the Week

 

What is the sexiest and least sexy name?

 


   Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.






Sunday, July 11, 2021

SUNDAY HAPPENINGS 07-11-2021

 Sunday Happenings on NOL-NOC Estates 

July 11, 2021

Frankie and Slim check out the new fenced area in back of the house.

Kids eat pizza and tempt four dogs.  Slim, Lady, Molly Patches and Frankie.

Chelle getting ready to cook Pork Tenderloin on grill.

Slim and Sophie resting on the couch.  Frankie has never seen such a tiny doggy.
Sopie is just here for the weekend with Chelle.

Lady and Molly Patches checking out fenced area.
 During the week I have four dogs and son-in-law. On weekends Chelle and Sophie join us. Things have really been a'changin' around here.

Friday, July 09, 2021

FELINE FRIDAY AND FRIENDLY FILL-INS - 07-09-2021


 Say hello to Sneaky Pete. This is a re-run of a post from 11 years ago.  The then 3 month old kitten was very afraid of me. After he was born here, his mother moved him across the road to the neighbors.  When his mother returned for visits, Sneaky Pete followed. Perhaps there is no memory of having been born here. I called this kitten Sneaky Pete because he would sneak behind something and keeps eyes on me constantly until I would leave the barn.





 
And now...
 
 FRIENDLY FILL-INS
 
Here are this weeks questions:
1. A memory I have of ____ is ______.
2. I always complain about _________.
3. I have a lot in common with _____.
4. Right now I’m ______, but I’d rather be _____.
 
A memory I have of Grandma  is abundant       love.
I always complain about having to go home.
I have a lot in common with her home decor.
Right now I'm selling her stuff, but I'd rather be passing it on to grandchildren.
 

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

HAPPY FUN TUESDAY - 07-06-2021


It's time once again for Happy Tuesday, linking up with Sandee at Comedy Plus


 

 "Jury: Twelve people who decide which client has the better attorney."

 








 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY 06-30-2021

 


This month, the prompts have been provided by River at Drifting Through Life.    She gave us some good ones.


This week's words are


boxy

honey

clock

yearn

erupted

drift


and/or


goblin

differences

relax

shimmer

porch

rainwater

 

THE SQUARE GIRL by Granny Annie

 

Randall always called her his square girl.  Yes, she was a bit boxy but he loved Honey a lot. As he watched the clock, he could only yearn for her immediate return.  They had found her adrift in the ocean after the volcano had erupted. Randall had been assured she was safe and would soon be in his arms again.


Honey did not want to be rescued.  She knew that the touch of lava to her face and body had given her the appearance of a goblin. Randall would not want her to be his after seeing the differences in her looks. 

 

The Coast Guard Captain told her to relax and simmer down.  A little time on their front porch and a good dose of rainwater poured over her would cause the lava to disappear before Randall held her in his arms again. 


Randall did not even notice a change in his square girl.  Honey was the love of his life and was beautiful to him. He vowed she would never go hiking alone again.