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OMG Facts for today

1. in the 1920s popcorn was banned from movie theaters because it was too noisy

2. According to comedian and actor Louis C.K. your forties are the age when doctors stop trying to fix you. "When you describe what's ailing you," he said, "they just nod their heads and say, "Yeah, that starts to happen."

3. The total weight of bacteria living in the human body is 4.4 pounds



think about that last one for a minute. How do they know? did they capture every single one of them and stuff them in a pre-weighed jar then onto a scale? 

sweat, sweat, pant, pant, pant

Temperature here in Adelaide reached 44C today.
That's 111.2F for you Northern hemisphere people.

I didn't go outside at all after I brought in the paper at 5am. 

We have a cool change coming in now, it's a bit slow getting here but tomorrow should be much more comfortable at 28C (82.4F) then 24C on Tuesday (75.2F)
That's about the level I'm most comfortable with and I'd be happy with that all year round.

I've heard lots of people say they LOOOOVe the heat.
I think they're crazy, but I don't say that out loud. 
Personally, I don't enjoy feeling like I'm a cookie baking in an oven.

Sunday Selections # 358

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.

Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.

If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child usually participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing, but she is currently taking a longish break while recovering from "the lurgy", so possibly doesn't have anything posted today.

in the city on Australia Day morning, this was the only patch of blue in an otherwise grey sky
"Grab that wave" this poster on the shop window behind me was bright enough to catch my eye, advertising the surf shop within
the window grilles on that surf shop are quite lovely
and I like the slate steps a…

OMG Facts for today

1. Pluto is only as big as Russia

2. Hawaii moves toward Japan 4 inches every year.

3. In Italy, there are pizza inspectors hired by the government to ensure restaurants are making their pizzas at "Italian quality"

4. The five interlocking Olympic rings are black, blue, red, white and yellow because at least one of these colours appears on every flag.

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the words are supplied by Cindi and can be found here.

This week's words are:

1. frisbee 2. baseball 3. Winston 4. truce 5. Studebaker 6. diamond
and/or:
1. vanish 2. message 3. Tokyo 4. Wanda 5. twist 6. maim
Here is my story:
Sergeant Carmichael answered the ringing phone and a frail, whispery woman's voice asked to speak to Captain Baldwin. "Captain Baldwin is on holiday right now, I believe he is in Tokyo for another week before he returns. May I ask who is calling and what this is about please?" "I guess I can wait another week," the voice said. "When he gets in, tell him this message, Wanda said it is time for a truce.&…

Breaking News

from Channel Seven News: Australia now has 33 Billionaires. Thirty-three!
Sadly I am not one of them.

also from Channel Seven News: we had a fantastic lightning show in our skies last night.
I had no idea, my doors and windows were closed against the heat. If I'd known I would have stepped outside for a look-see. 

from Today Tonight, a current affairs show right after the news, possibly more news that might help find the Beaumont children, Jayne, age 9, Arna, age 7, and Grant, age 4 missing since 1966.
Probes in the area of a possible grave have exposed what appears to be a soil disturbance below ground in a spot where someone was hired years ago, to dig what he thought at the time was a very large grave.
The weekend papers will be full of this story. I hope. And I hope with all my heart this mystery may finally be solved

from my table right here: eating sticky, messy, hot and delicious finger food, devilled chicken wings, is not a good idea when reading blogs and leaving comments.

How ha…

Sunday Selections

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I've lost track of the numbers, for me this is #357, others are ahead since I missed a few weeks.


Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.
Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.
If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.

in the weeks before Christmas, I made several batches of snickerdoodles. As you can see, they didn't all keep their intended shape. I named this one fishducky.
my neighbour K gave me a catmint plant which had outgrown its pot, I trimmed it, replanted it and gave the trimmed bits to Lola. She loved it! Chewed the leaves, rubbed her face on the crushed stems, (crushed to release th…

OMG Facts for today

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One of these belongs to yesterday and the other I found under a pile of newspapers on my table.



I imagine a sudden whisper in your ear might just break the concentration a little.

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.

This month the words are supplied by Cindi and can be found here.

This week's words are:

1. birthday 2. robbery 3. earthquake 4. execution 5. Pooh 6. Paris
and/or:
1. Hepburn 2. ferry 3. murder 4. rolling 5. ledger 6. Tobruk
Here is my story:
As a child I learned from my mother that I had been named Audrey because I had been born on May 4th, the same day as Audrey Hepburn, the actress. After learning that her mother was an actual Baroness, I always imagined Audrey Hepburn as a princess, so by that reasoning, I was too, since I shared the name and birthdate.

Looking back now, I see how silly I was, but four year olds are always fanciful aren't they?
I remember …

OMG fact for the day

well, two of them actually, I forgot to post the other one last week.

These are from a tear-off OMG Facts calendar that I received for Christmas, from my niece G.

1. January 10th
So far, man has survived on earth for 2 million years. The dinosaurs lasted 150 million years.

2. January 17th
McDonald's daily customer traffic is 62 million - that's more than the population of Great Britain.

Not all of the facts are worthy of sharing, but I'll put up the ones that I think are.

Sunday Selections #?

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Welcome to my Sunday Selections. 

I can't say this will be a regular thing, my camera has been gathering dust in a drawer, I haven't felt much like going out and taking photos, but I was looking through some really old stuff looking for a particular photo, which of course I couldn't find :( and thought you might like to see a bit of my past.


I may have shown some of these before, but here goes:

After having to sell a house for the second time, (same reason as having to sell the first one), we moved back into renting and found an enormous house with room for everybody, 6 of us, plus a son-in-law to be and a baby grand daughter.

this is the front of the house which may look smallish, but that's distance, I was across the street with an old film style camera.

this is the driveway side, taken about halfway down. The shed at the end was the owner's garage, (locked with some of his possessions in it) and beyond that was a huge garden.

this is the hallway leading down to the ki…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.

This month the words are supplied by Cindi and can be found here.

This week's words are:

1. King 2. avalanche 3. canyon 4. pianist 5. Wyatt 6. marriage
and/or:
1. supreme 2. packers 3. pie 4. jazz 5. crash 6. farewell
here is my story, which links back to the Jimmy Raven chapters from long ago:

1988   Alaska
While the siren whooped loudly throughout the town, Wyatt King, owner and manager of King's Snow Rescue, called in his team. Several were already on the way, having heard the siren from the first whoop. Ted Jansen, who lived way out near the canyon was the last to arrive and speedily began donning his gear as Wyatt told of the location of the avalanche.
Mou…

Let's Try This Again

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Musical Monday, (172)
a little late in the day, but if it works and the video plays, what does it matter what time it is?



On a Bad Day by Kasey Chambers

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.

This month the words are supplied by Cindi and can be found here.

This week's words are:

1. resolution
2. niece
3. sweet
4. celebration
5. Elvis
6. golden

and/or:

1. snow
2. summer
3. typewriter
4. Edmund
5. sarcophagus
6. France

here is my very short story:

In a combined celebration of Christmas and New Year, the all girls dinner was going well.

Christmas gifts had been discussed, Jackie, a budding writer, had been overjoyed with a vintage typewriter, while Samantha had received a much wanted DVD set of Elvis Presley movies to add to her already impressively sized collection of all things Elvis.

Alice told us of her Uncle Edmund who had surprised his wife on their…