Crazy Eight Meme
Saying for the day: What we see depends mainly on what we look for. ~John Lubbock
Crazy Eights Meme
(borrowed from Quilly who stole it from Jules
8 Things I Have a Passion For
5.) grand children
6.) bread making
7.) playing with trains
8 Things I would Like to do Before I Die
1.) Visit Finland
2.) take another train ride
3.) finish the train layout
4.) own a descent camera
5.) preach one more sermon
6.) publish 2000 blogs
7.) pay off the mortgage
8.) have a Lanyon family reunion
8 Things I Say A Lot
1.) excuse me
5.) My mother said there would be years like this.
6.) Let’s play canasta
7.) Where is the ……..?
8.) I love you.
8 Books I Have Read Recently
2.) Classic Toy Trains
3.) The Runes of the Earth– Stephen R. Donaldson
4.) Wrath of a Mad God-Raymond E. Feist.
5.) I am America and So Can You– Stephen Colbert
6.) Knife of Dreams– Robert Jordan
7.) Flight of the Nighthawks– Raymond E. Feist
8.) Into a Dark Relm– Raymond E. Feist
8 Movies I Have Seen more than once
1.) Star Wars (A New Hope)
2.) Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back
3.) Star Wars - Return of the Jedi
4.) Dicken’s Christmas Carol
5.) The Greatest Fourth of July Ever
6.) It’s a Wonderful Life
7.) A Christmas Story
8.) The Wizard of Oz
News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal. The town Council put out the final schedule for this year’s Pigeon Days.
It as follows:( Changes in red) ( note a large contribution was made to the Pigeon Days fund allowing a reduction in entry fees.
August 25-Pigeon Calling Contest-$5.00 entry fee-$1000 prize. (To win pigeon must land on some part of your body)
August 26-Pasty eating contest-$ 5.00 entry fee-$100 prize. ( pasties are free.)
August 1-5 Art on the Lake of the Loon’s Shore - local artists and others share their art .
August 14 - 16-Local Variety Show– 5.00 a ticket
August 17- Pigeon Queen Contest- Masonic Hall
August 18- 4k Yellow Brick Road run $4.00 to enter -Everyone gets a "I ran on the yellow brick road sweatshirt. Winner gets I reached the Emerald City sweatshirt.
August 17- Community church day- Pastor's exchange pulpits
August 11-17 Old Time week-Local people dress up in the clothes of 90 years ago.
August 16– Spouse carrying contest.
August 23- Pigeon Day Parade- Pigeon Day song by Vicki East
August 28-Potato Judging-Potato Farmer of the Year to be named
August 30-Big Race Day-three Legged Races, Potato sack races, wheelbarrow races and others
Other activities to be announced
This was the year that Tommy UK and Tammy had planned on entering the three legged race but since they aren’t talking to each other that may not happen now. The rest of the Tommy Club which is caught in the middle is trying to get them to sit down and talk things out. But each feels hurt by the other and neither is in a very forgiving mood. Tammy says this is all Tommy UK’s fault and he is just too bullheaded to apologize. Tommy UK says that Tammy has insulted him and called him an idiot and if anyone should apologize it’s her. So despite the efforts of their friends no reconciliation seems likely.
Tommy TW has finished his book and is into the rewrite stage. He is also working on a new title. Nancy thinks this is even better than the first book but then she is married to the guy and what would you expect her to think?
Nancy’s poltergeist has been strangely quiet for the last couple of weeks. Nancy hopes this means it has gone away and won’t be back. Although if you really push her she has to admit she kind of misses it.
Today's Link-Cranky Epistles
I started the day with normal oxygen. Wow! In the morning we worked on the things for the announcement tomorrow of who won the writer's contest. I started getting things ready for the big Friday change to this blog. I tried to take an hour and watch a soap ( I am not an addict) . The Packer management broke in and took twenty five minutes to tell us they were talking to Favre. They could have said that in a minute. Then I got the program back and my sister called. I had to decide to watch the program or talk to her. I talked to her ( see I'm not an addict). After that I spent the afternoon reading. Then I visited my links. Now I need a breathing treatment.
Yesterday's Block A Thon Pictures