Friday, June 29, 2007

Win or Lose it's Friday

Saying for the day: Its not if you win or lose but what's behind the door that counts.

It is another “win or lose” Friday. It is time to see who gets this week’s priceless prize. Everyone who left comments on the past week’s blog entries or on the link’s for the day has a chance. In fact they have as many chances as comments made up to a total of fourteen. Today’s priceless prize is this beautiful mantle cross. If you don’t have a mantle it will look nice on a dresser or even an end table. If you already have one then there are the doors. Door one and door two. What is behind the doors? Nobody know. It might be six rubber bands. It could be a wind chime set. It might be a Christmas train. Every week it is different.
The suspense here in the computer room is high as we wait for Betty to come and draw a winner. It could be you…..

@@@@ News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my garage where the trains still run, dragons fly, and the music comes to an end.– Last night Herman Perriwinkle got to play in the recital held by his music teacher for all her students. His parents were there, the parents of the other students, Tommy UK and Herman’s Aunt Annie. His first number went very well. There were no mistakes and he even played with a bit of a flourish.( Practice pays) . The second number had a few mistakes but they were minor and didn’t call attention to themselves. Herman’s parents were beginning to think all of their suffering while he practiced was worth while. Then Herman started his third number, “On Top of Old Smokey”, which was going well until he got to the middle. That’s when it happened. As he pulled out and without warning the bellows on the accordion came apart. There he was with half of an accordion on each arm. It was the high point of an otherwise dull recital. There he sat with two accordion pieces hanging down , not knowing what to do. His music teacher said she had never seen an accordion come apart like that before. In fact she had never seen an accordion come apart period. Herman said over and over “ I didn’t mean to pull it apart”. But it seems that’s just what he did. A close examination of the accordion showed there was no cut or tear line. The bellows seemed solid. It had literally been pulled apart. Herman was , apparently too strong for the accordion. Herman’s parents decided that this could happen again and so they wouldn’t get the bellows fixed or buy another accordion. Also on the plus side they wouldn’t have to listen to Herman practicing. Herman seemed sad at the news. Tommy UK went away smiling and clutching his special rock.

Today's Link-Rantings of a Looney- Just in case you have plumbing problems at 2:00 in the morning you should read this. Leave a Dr. John in the comment.

Well Betty is up.

The Name is drawn.

The Winner is

Quilly- For the second week in a row. Now we just need her to either accept the prize or pick a door.
So Quilly accepted our priceless prize because its not very heavy.
I had a good day. We continue to make progress in the basement. In about a week I should be able to start laying some track. Betty, Pennie and I went grocery shopping. ( See it doesn't take much to make me happy)Now I need a breathing treatment.


Anonymous stacy said...

Oh, that Tommy. I wonder if he isn't a bigger concern than the dragon or white rabbit. At least he seems to harness all that, uh, creativity for good.

5:36 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Did Tommy and his rock have anything to do with the destruction of the mysterious box that brought on the the Blue Plague Dream?

One would like to be a fly on the wall when Herman and Tommy meet next.

6:08 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Hey. In that prize photo, your Paper Towels aren't hanging on the paper towel holder. Instead they're sitting on the counter beneath it.

I'm afraid, Dr. John - that this may be considered "Paper Towel Endangerment" in the state of Wisconsin.

I'm afraid I'm going to have to call and report this to your local "Bounty" Hunter. You know that "Brawny" lumberjack fellow, named "Scott" - to come and clean sweep the Fortress for suspicious activities.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

Congrats Quilly!

7:57 AM  
Blogger Scots said...

Dr John ....

A link to my blog ... how kind you are!

I am now feeling VERY pleased with myself after going to the hardware store, purchasing a few bits 'n' bobs and fixing the plumbing problem myself! I am a good lad really :o)

Thanks for the link ... I'll be back ...


8:48 AM  
Blogger The Old Fart said...

Congrats to Quilly for another win (Hmmmm), just joking the cross will look nice on the Islands.

A wonderful weekend is wished for you and Betty.

9:12 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

Dr. John, I would love the cross, but is it big and heavy? After 7 weeks at Friday Harbor, I sm moving to Hawaii and every ounce counts.

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Kat said...

Shame on Tommy! Maybe Herman could play something sturdier like the tuba.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Dr John...I have spent pretty much the whole day reading your blog and I hind it wonderful reading. I have enjoyed it so much and will be a constant visitor from now on.

God bless you.

4:28 PM  
Blogger judie said...

I wish, Dr. John, that I could read your entire blog but part of the text is always covered by your daily index box and I don't know how to fix that, so I can only start reading when I get to the basement. BTW my friend in TN who has a Swiss train station in her garage has stopped building becuz she is selling her house. Too bad, now never the trains shall meet. HeeHeee Re your question she is called Soul of a Mermaid because her pale blue flesh looked a little spiritual to me. Thanks for visiting. Cya later!

5:23 PM  
Blogger goldennib said...

Is there video of the accordion recital?

5:43 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

I also went grocery shopping today!!!

10:15 PM  

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