Monday, June 30, 2008

More about me

Saying for the day: If they give you ruled paper, write the other way. ~Juan Ramon Jimenez

It is Monday and time to share a bit of me in a meme.
This meme is the result of a tag by Quilly.
I love memes but hate tags.
That may tell you more about me than the meme.

Two Names You Go By:
1.) Dr. John
2.) Grandpa

Two Things You Are Wearing Right Now:
1.) nightshirt
2.) glasses

Two Of Your Favorite Things:
1.) my 0 scale train layout
2.) my camera

Two Things You Want Very Badly At The Moment:
1.) A barrel with dirt for the clematis
2.) Better lungs

Two Favorite Pets You Have Or Had:
1.) Hessa
2.) BoBo

Two Things You Did Last Night:
1.) read
2.) watched Law and Order CI

Two Things You Ate Last Night:
1.) Piece of apple pie and ice cream
2.) Activia

Two People You Last Talked To:
1.) Pennie
2.) Betty

Two Things You Are Doing Tomorrow:
1.) blogging
2.) working on the layout

Two of Farthest Trips Taken In The Last 5 Years:
1.) from Neenah to Milwaukee
2.) from Crystal Falls to Neenah

Two Favorite Holidays:
1.) Christmas
2.) Easter

Two Favorite Beverages:
1.) Diet Dr. Pepper
2.) Diet Pepsi

#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal . The whale was back yesterday afternoon. There was no orange paint on its back. Now Tommy UK doesn’t know if it is the same whale and the paint , which should have lasted two or three days, somehow came off or if there is more than one whale in the lake. He still thinks this might be the same whale that is being seen at Kootenay Lake. He is basing that on the driblet and on the fact that the whale in the Lake of the Loons never appears at the same time as the whale on Kootenay Lake. At first he thought there must be some kind of underground river between the Lake of the Loons and Kootenay Lake. But no whale could swim that fast over that distance so something else has to be at work here. Not only is it a mystery how a whale shows up in the Lake of the Loons but how is it transported from one lake to the other, if that’s what’s happening. Tommy UK loves a mystery.
The Tommy Club and Tammy continue to try to discover the secret of the white rabbit which hasn’t been seen since their investigation began. She thinks it is because whoever is behind the hoax is afraid of being caught so he is keeping it hidden for the moment. Tommy UK told here there have often been long period between sightings and the two things probably aren’t related at all.
Mayor Trumble announced that the Blue Notes Drum and Bugle Corp from Ishpeming will play in the fourth of July parade this year. Every other year they have had only the Liar’s Club 65 piece band but this year one of the three members has to be out of town on the 4th. The Blue Notes are left over from a time when almost every UP town including Pigeon Falls had a drum and bugle corps. Those were the good old days. In addition to the usual parade there will be a big picnic out at the Lake of the Loons and a massive display of fireworks.

Today's Link-Retail Hell Underground- One weird blog
It was a good day until now. I did some blogging, left some comments, did some reading, watched a little television. My sister Dawn called and told me what's going on in the rest of the family. Then I went to close this blog with a picture. Blogger wouldn't let me. I fooled around for an hour. I have given up and now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger The Old Fart said...

Dr John, I always learn something new about you when you do the Meme's.

PS ~ The Lake Louise pictures are now posted on the blog, I included some just for you.

Oh today is the first day of my new job. It feels like the first day of School after Summer Vacation.

A Blessed Day is wished for you and Betty.

4:50 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

"A barrel with dirt for the clematis." That should be a fairly easy one.

4:54 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Tommy UK needs to go investigate the place by the rock from the dribblet.

5:41 AM  
Blogger Dragonstar said...

I'm getting well confused by this whale. Is the lake salt water or fresh? Maybe the whale is a time-traveler.

6:58 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

Well, they better be careful with the fireworks this year! We don't want to hurt the whale! No tunnel huh? Mysteriouser and mysteriouser...

At first I misread your meme -- I thought you were going to blog and work-out today! I was thinking your oxygen must REALLY be doing well!!! But working on the layout works too. My husbands layout has sat in our basement untouched for about the last 2 years.... *sigh* Do you have pictures of yours? I would love to SEE Pigeon Falls!

7:54 AM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

Two things I am doing right now:
1. Reading your blog
2. Leaving a comment.

8:27 AM  
Blogger The Crazy Object B. said...

What about 4th of july?

Read my Blog Extra funny!!!

Good song 2.


p.s hope 2 see u soon!

8:51 AM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

Bobo...that's cute.

9:08 AM  
Blogger jientje said...

Well those are all very normal things too Dr John! I guess we are both very normal people? Huh? What do you think?

9:24 AM  
Blogger juliana said...

i'm a bit like you on these meme things... i like learning about others but hate being tagged :)

11:11 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

Wonderful meme, Dr. John. You did a great job with your answers. Just the same, it's too bad that you were made to feel uncomfortable. Shame on that woman who tagged you! The next time I see her, I will give her a piece f my mind!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Family Man said...

Good Job! I would often think of tagging you with a meme, but I know how you hate being tagged!

1:32 PM  
Anonymous On a limb with Claudia said...

I hate being tagged but love meme's too! I also hate tagging - it feels so restrictive. That said, it's very nice to learn a little bit more about you! Thanks for sharing.

3:40 PM  
Blogger ancient one said...

Enjoyed the meme... and I stayed around and looked at some back entries. Enjoyed them too.. You have been blogging for awhile, huh? 2005? I've just been blogging for a little over a year. I'll be back .. there is a lot more I want to see...

6:05 PM  
Blogger Worldman said...

I like this. And I do apologize. I will snatch this and make it on my blog too. My next post.

8:37 PM  
Blogger jmb said...

You are king of memes Dr John. It's always nice to learn a little more about a fellow blogger.

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