Friday, September 20, 2013

Random day…

1)  Have you ever noticed that many people don’t know to use an apostrophe?  There is a restaurant we go to often and like a lot.  The food is good and reasonably priced.  The wait staff is friendly and efficient.  In general, I have no complaint.  They have a specials menu that they print weekly.  Whoever puts it together just doesn’t know how to use an apostrophe.  I’ve been collecting these little gaffes.  Today they were serving a “French Dip sandwich with fries & a side of auju’s.”  One day not long ago, they had “Spinach & Artichoke Rangoon’s.”  They’ve also served “Korean Taco’s (5) served with Pineapple Dipping Sauce” and, on the children’s menu, they have “Virgin Colada’s; Daquiri’s and Shirley Temples.”  Oh, my…

2)  Yesterday, I went out in the yard to find something for my Flickr 365.  I found a few dead and dried up flowers.  I am not sure what is so appealing to me about such things, but I managed to use them two days in a row.



3)  It’s apple season here in Central Massachusetts.  Here is what I did to celebrate.  These beauties are Honeycrisps.  They are a good apple to eat with cheese.


4)  Well, who am I kidding?!  I would probably eat darn near anything if there were cheese involved.

5)  We are having a nice warm spell right now, but I am prepared for the winter.  I just finished crocheting this warm shawl.  I have found over the years that if my neck is warm, I am warm.  This will help.


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15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i like the special's. ;)

really like your shawl - nice fall colors! and apples... yum!

your comment re: tx gates could apply to 'wait! is that a whistler?!' too. sure hope you'll get to see some of both!

barbara l. hale said...

Me, too!!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i am terrible at spelling (keep a dictionary or spell checker with me at all times) & remembering whether it is effect or affect (or other english rules like that) - no matter how many times i read the rule. there are just some things that won't stick in my brain. it is very frustrating & annoying because i know it - i was taught it in school but the darn brain holds on to other bits of info .. i wonder what the person is thinking? & wonder why the ones (manager or other high ups) above them don't notice & question it??!

you chair there looks ultra comfortable - i would need a cup of hot chai though. ( :

Debbie said...

i am probably guilty of the ' thing and i can't spell...i think there should be a spell check for leaving comments. i am pretty smart, i just can't spell!!

and they have had some pretty yummy specials at that place, i can see why you like it!!

Barb said...

Your shawl is lovely - I like the colors. I, too, use shawls - lightweight, but they do the job. I'm in love with seed pods, too.

Anonymous said...

Barbara

Your dead and dried up flowers are very artistic. Neat captures!

Honey crisp apples are one of my favorites.

I am with you on the neck thing. I wear a neck warmer in the winter. When I am on the 4-wheeler the breeze tends to go down my neck and make me cold. Life is much better when the wind is blocked out.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I feel the same way about a warm neck. I like honeycrisp apples too...but not the way I like macs...or should I say mac's...or is it macs'?

Sharon said...

Those apples look so yummy. I love the light on them. And the shawl you made is lovely!

Our photos said...

I like your shawl en the photos are beautiful!
Greetings, RW & SK

Amazing wonders in my life said...

nice one

Sandra said...

my favorite is the one with the shawl on the chair a thing of beauty and also to keep your warm. nothing better. i to would eat anything involving cheese. the sharper the better for me. cheese, not apples. LOL

Nancy said...

Your flowers look like Queen Anne's Lace or wild parsnips -- either way, love the ribbon treatment. Very Victorian of you Barb!

The shawl is lovely -- I wish I knew how to crochet.

Enjoy your apples and cheese -- xo

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

The apostrophe thing bothers me, too, when it is on a business sign. I adore cheese. And it is so good with apples. I also like it with peanut butter on crackers.

Lovely shawl!

Kerri Farley said...

That shawl is absolutely awesome!! LOVE your dried flowers :)

Rose said...

Enjoyed your random 5...Honeycrisps are good period. I agree with your comment about anything with cheese.

I had some other comment to make but forget what it was!