Monthly Archives: May 2011

Singing for Love

Do you know what a cicada is? It’s a kind of beetle which lives in the ground. At some appointed time, it drills its way to the surface and usually climbs into shrubs or trees where it commences to “sing” … Continue reading

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Holiday Weekend

This is the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Do you have special plans? Several people have wished me a nice weekend or holiday but when I asked if they had special plans, they replied no. I don’t have specific plans either. … Continue reading

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Phone Is Making Me Very Annoyed

The last several days my phone is annoying me. It rings. I answer. Either no one is there or I get a busy signal or some “mechanical” voice says “Good-by.” Why is this happening? I use my answering machine to screen … Continue reading

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Harry’s Invisibility Cloak

I must have acquired Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak without knowing it. Twice yesterday while I was having a conversation with two different friends, someone else walked up and started talking with my friend, totally ignoring me. It was like they didn’t see … Continue reading

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Lunch at the Blue Owl

The Women Who Lunch group at church had their monthly luncheon today (Saturday). We went to the Blue Owl restaurant in Kimmswick, MO. Kimmswick is what I’d call a tourist town. It’s small and has a number of small shops … Continue reading

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Outdoor Lighting Fashions

Are there fashions in outdoor lighting? I see lots of solar lights in stores which are meant to outline your driveway or be placed strategically in your landscaping. Some are square and others are round. Then we have the matter … Continue reading

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Gasoline Usage

Today I noticed the gasoline prices had gone down to $3.799/gallon.  Add this the 5 cents/gallon discount my station gives for paying cash and you see this is a significant price change since it was $3.999/gallon at the weekend.  So even though I … Continue reading

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Three Seasons In One Week

Anyone familiar with Missouri weather knows that it can be very changeable. That has certainly been true this week. The week started off with nice spring-like weather, just what is appropriate for Mother’s Day. Then it decided that summer follows … Continue reading

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Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Do you use the compact fluorescent bulbs? I switched a number of my lamps, etc., to them some time ago. This week the one in the overhead bathroom fixture burned out. It’s a bit of a pain to replace that … Continue reading

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Gasoline Prices Affecting Habits

The rising gasoline prices are impacting habits. Usually in my neighborhood the prices go up on either Tuesday or Wednesday. It’s a game to see if you can get to the station and buy it at the lower price. In … Continue reading

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