Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Tuesday triv

Congrats to last week's winner coacharob, who nailed all the quotes. Well done!
Honorable mention at 90% to lawyerboy and Monika, my ass-kicking German-in-Iceland friend.
Much praise to Teacher's Pet who ALWAYS donates a question, what a very good participant!
no googling!
Here it is...
the quiz.

P.S. Hope February was good to you, if not, well, at least it is almost over.
P.P.S. Over in the link is "my daily trivia fix" it's fun, no pop ups for those who care, AND as it is a new month tomorrow you get a practice run through and then can start fresh tomorrow in the standings for the month.

Monday, February 27, 2006


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Cuz Funky declared Monday is all about ME!!
From my list of 101 Things About me
61. I think lamb lungs are the best treat ever.

mmmmm, tasty!
Nothing like baked or dehydrated lung of a tender young lamb.
I mean, come on,

Doesn't that make YOU hungry?

Sunday, February 26, 2006

This is an Ariella.
This is a sassy lil Portuguese Water Dog,
almost 2, single and straight.
Refuses to wear clothing, deems it below her dignity, would NEVER wear Mental headgear.

This is a logo (logophile, Alpha Female)
This is a smart mouthed redhead,
just turned 35, married and straight.
Under the influence of Mental headgear has been known to attempt ski runs far beyond her skill level and also to make appalling faces.

Alright, since we are total joiners...

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Logophile!

  1. Banging your head against logophile uses 150 calories an hour.
  2. Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by logophile.
  3. A rhinoceros horn is made from compacted logophile.
  4. The only planet that rotates on its side is logophile.
  5. It is bad luck to light three cigarettes with the same logophile.
  6. Logophile does not have toes.
  7. Logophile is physically incapable of sticking her tongue out.
  8. About 100 people choke to death on logophile each year.
  9. A logophileometer is used to measure logophile.
  10. Logophile was originally green, and actually contained cocaine.
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And even more importantly,

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Ariella!

  1. Forty percent of the world's almonds and twenty percent of the world's peanuts are used in the manufacture of Ariella!
  2. Ariella is the male seed of a flower blossom which has been gathered and treated by bees.
  3. Duelling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are Ariella.
  4. Ariella can give birth ten days after being born, and is born pregnant.
  5. People used to believe that dressing their male children as Ariella would protect them from evil spirits.
  6. Ariella will become gaseous if her temperature rises above -42°C!
  7. Ariella, from the movie of the same name, had green blood.
  8. You would have to dig through four thousand kilometres of Ariella to reach the earth's core.
  9. Ariella is actually a vegetable, not a fruit!
  10. Ariella will give a higher yield if milked when listening to music.
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Consider yourselves edified.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Our posse

Since stealing from Snav is my lastest thing, here is another idea from her, which she got from somewhere else, etc. The posse is to have 13 members. Here is our posse.
Wesley AKA The Dread Pirate Roberts and Princess Buttercup.
He has MAD skilz! She is not much good in a fight but she swims well and she is awfully cute. Also she does have perfect breasts, considering the shortage in the world that is nothing to sneeze at.
Kim Possible and Rob Stoppable The Alpha Male has a weakness for redheads and the Alpha Female has a weakness for charming neurotics.
Being animated they get to fudge on the rules of physics and such which is a plus.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
They are a versatile couple, and work well together, not to mention their comedic value.
And better to have them in your posse than in your neighborhood.
Trinity and Neo

They have a simple style, not subtle, but certainly effective.

Charlie and Harriet McKenzie

She is good with a knife and he is quick with the wit,

can't leave them out!

Rin Tin Tin

Strong, heroic, oh yeah, babe, come join my posse!

Scooby Doo

He is a big ole dork, and a fraidy-cat to boot, but he is awful sweet, yeah, he is in.

Last, but not least,

Air Bud He is athletic, gorgeous, and a sweetheart.

I don't blame him for the shirt, it is not his fault.

There you have it, the posse!

Friday, February 24, 2006

It is Friday...

and I have nothing interesting to report.
The Alpha Female and the Things have fled to the west, and slightly north, sort of west by northwest so to speak.
So we are stealing (borrowing, perpetuating, etc.) the fun lil thing Snav did on her blog.
Wish fulfillment with a twist!
For example,

Susie would say...
"I wish I could go to India."
Lime could reply...
"Granted, but you are going freight cargo, in summer.
I wish I was on the beach."
Sar might answer...
"Granted, but it is the beach in Washing ton state, and it is pouring rain.
I wish I had some new shoes."

Etc. etc. etc.
This was TONS of fun on Snav's World, hope it's a good time here.
I will start us out.

I wish I had opposable thumbs.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

HNT~ This week's art director...

felt we should do a study in tails.
Unclear on why we are mooning you?
Click the rotating button at the bottom of the links at right.
Happy HNT!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Il Carnevale di Venezia

It is that time of year again!
In Venice they are celebrating Carnival.
Finding a good hotel can be tough.

The water taxis are crowded.
But at St Mark's, the crowd is unbelievable!
At least they are interesting to watch.This is what St Mark's winged lion does in his off-time.
Here is the AM hanging out on a crowded bridge.
And the AF with the apostles.
Here are the authentic carnevale masks purchased for a mere arm and leg in Venice and worn there.
Ahh, la dolce vita!
Buon Carnivale, ya'll!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Tuesday Trivia

Word cloud, stolen idea from the Queen of Quesadillas.

Congratulations to lawyerboy for ANOTHER 100% on the quiz last week.

It was mostly about the AF and the Alpha Male wishes to have it pointed out that if he had chosen the correct age, which he DID know, rather than 21, he would have tied the secret admirer at 80.

And now...

drum roll please...

Your Tuesday Trivia!!

Line up nicely, wait your turn, no pushing and shoving, there is plenty for everyone!

Thanks for coming to play and good luck!

If you don't like the quiz, DONATE QUESTIONS!!

(Weirsdo is exempt from that, she ALWAYS donates, weirsdo is teacher's pet)

Monday, February 20, 2006

It's MEME Monday!

By Decree of Her Royal Majesty (and no, I'm NOT implying she is a royal pain in the ass)
Robin, The Funky Bug, it is Meme Monday!!
The Royal Proclamation:
Welcome to another installment of, "Come ON -- tell me the WHOLE story!" otherwise known as "I love to talk about myself", and in a pinch can be called Me-Me Monday. The object of the game is to refer to your 101 Things About Me list, pick one of your "things" and tell the whole sordid tale.
Let the festivities commence!
From my list of 101 things about me...
35. I like to cuddle

Thankfully, I live with cuddlers.

So it all works out.

Say it with me now, aaaaaaaw!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

We are rarely political, but...

how can you pass this up.
Buona Domenica!

Saturday, February 18, 2006

On this day

Here are some people who share this day.

February 18

1516 - Queen Mary I of England AKA Bloody Mary
1530 - Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord
1745 - Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist
1838 - Ernst Mach, Austrian physicist and philosopher
1898 - Enzo Ferrari, Italian race car driver and manufacturer
1909 - Wallace Stegner, American writer
1919 - Jack Palance, American actor
1922 - Helen Gurley Brown, American editor and publisher
1931 - Toni Morrison, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate
1933 - Yoko Ono, Japanese-born singer, artist, and wife of John Lennon
1950 - John Hughes, American director, producer, and writer
1954 - John Travolta, American actor
1957 - Vanna White, American game show presenter
1965 - Dr. Dre, American rapper and record producer
1968 - Molly Ringwald, American actress
1971 - Thomas Bjorn, Danish Golfer

Friday, February 17, 2006

Tomorrow is the birthday! AND... SPF!

I know some of you weekday bloggers will not be around tomorrow, so I thought I would start the party early.
Please have a piece of cake!
Since you can't really e-mail the AF a kayak... instead of that,
go tell her what you REALLY think of her.
Then go soften the blow here.
How dull are these?
The anal retentive Alpha Male strikes again.
The pots and pans.
Under the bed.
The stereo (that is the thing on the bottom on the top shelf).
There you have it, see, having tidy people in your life makes your cupboards BO-RING!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

HNT~ early mornings just don't WORK for some people, ok?!

And trust me, EVERYONE is happier when this is still going on at 6:30 in the mornings around here.
Sleepy HNT to you.
Click the rotating button in the links to find out more.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

What She Wants Wednesday

Well, as you may have noticed, the Alpha Female as a birthday coming.
Since I know you all love her as much as we do so I thought I would share her wishlist with you,
feel free to go in together on a couple of these if you like.
A beach front villa in Peru, ownership would be nice, but a two week rental is fine.
A lovely pool and muscular attendant for same, 'nuff said.
This is a Dyson, a very nice vacuum, best if paired with...
a full time maid.
Frumpiness is optional, though discouraged.

She would also like a kayak, a rather nice one is on sale locally for just over a grand.
This is a Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic.

She looks really good on this bike.

This is a hybrid Toyota Highlander.
Gas and electric, ooooo, how cool is that?!

The following tub is a small upgrade on the current model.

It has jets and the black would go better with the proposed bathroom make-over.

There is also a lovely electric towel warmer that would look great in there!

So there ya have it, a couple little items to send over before the weekend,


P.S. If you've wandered through So We Hijacked A Blog and wondered what the heck that is all about, the story of the origins has been posted.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

So it turns out...

the Alpha Male is reasonably fond of the Alpha Female.
This is how he proved that.
That right, the way to her heart is not chocolates, perfume or jewelry,
it is really good tea.
Oh, and a smartassed card, also important.

This is why he is a keeper!

Trivia Tuesday! Oh, and Happy V-day.

For the true believers,

for the rest of you malcontents

Congrats to Lawyerboy for a perfect score last week!
Honorable mention must go to Doug for a 90, wow.

Thanks to those who contributed questions, especially Snav who donated quite a few in an attempt to make my quiz more female friendly.

Alright, here it is again,
your trivia quiz,
hopefully not too traumatic.
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Oh look, it's Monday, that must mean it is time for...

If Monday is not all about you, go see Robin, and make it so.

51. I hate taking baths.
52. This has not stopped me from hopping into the tub with various family members uninvited.

Now that I am bigger it is easier to get on, and in, the tub. I have to say, for people who are sooooo insistent about me getting in the tub frequently I don't see what their damage is about letting me get in while THEY are in there. I mean, you would not BELIEVE the number of lectures we all hear about sharing, but is the AF willing to share her tub with me?! NO!!

She lets the AM in there with her though, I think this may go back to the discrimination thing, keeping a sister down, I tell you!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Monday's child...

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go.
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child born on the Sabbath Day,
Is fair and wise and good and gay.
I was born on a Friday.
Every other member of this family was born on a Thursday.
The Alpha Male was born on a Thursday in Pennsylvania.
The Alpha Female was born on a Thursday in Washington.
Thing One was born just after noon on a Thursday.
Thing Two just barely made it into Thursday.
They all have FAR to go,
I, on the other hand,
(as you all well know)
am loving and giving.