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Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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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 byElephant's Child and can be found here.
This week's words are:

1. opera
2. recommend
3. champagne
4. excitement
5. sunshine
6. jam

and/or:

1. dimension
2. raid
3. weed
4. admiration
5. corner
6. employ

here is my story:


They stood on the back porch staring at the sagging pergola that framed the backyard view
“What’s your great idea Dad?” asked Harry.
“I recommend you employ a gardener to mount a full scale raid on that rampant weed in the corner, trim back the overgrown fruit trees, perhaps espalier that one nearest the fence, then lay those stacked pavers on all the areas where the lawn doesn’t grow. Keep that centre patch an…

from yesterday's newspaper

"...Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter and his state colleagues have signed off on a harebrained investigation into raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to as high as 16.......blah, blah,blah....The basis of all this, apparently, is that people under the age of 16 might not have a full understanding of what is right and wrong and are therefore not capable of committing a crime."



ARE YOU KIDDING ME???
NOT CAPABLE??
 DON'T KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG??

The columnist who wrote this goes on to say: "This idea should have been ripped up within 10 seconds of it being proposed. Do our governments really want to give a free pass to youths to do whatever they please and not face the consequences? It would be a licence to riot."

I agree. But go ahead and discuss this in comments if you wish.

If anyone would like me to copy the entire article I can do that too.

a little help please?

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does anyone out there know which movie or TV series has James Spader looking like this?

I've done a quick search via IMDb but couldn't find any photos there to match this look. A couple of possibilities where he has dark hair are "Greasy Lake" or "Keys to Tulsa", but i can't be sure based on the limited photos at the IMDb site.

Sunday Selections # 407

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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 always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.

We're inside today, getting a peek at my revamped lounge room:

some of you may remember my TV cabinet. This behemoth took up almost a third of the available living space, remembering my dining/work table is also in this room. This cabinet was extremely heavy and came in three parts that should have been screwed together to make a complete unit. but the floor was crooked, so screws would have pulled loose from the weight not being stabilised or s…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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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 Elephant's Child  and can be found here.
This week's words are:

1. transparent
2. solve
3. theory
4. loot
5. take
6. wing

and/or:

1. demonstrate
2. graduate
3. justify
4. strain
5. stain
6. blackmail

Here is my story:


The under-graduate class sat transfixed as the debate raged on. Students in the far back rows having to strain a little to hear past the jeers and cheers as each candidate made points and counterpoints.
Justin struggled to prove that theory was the best base for learning to solve any problem, while William tried to demonstrate the power of practical experience. Both raised good points to justify their argument…

Sunday Selections # 406

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Skipping the intro blurb because my mind is all over the place with changes that are going on here:

every year Elephant's Child goes to see the Floriade show and buys a few fridge magnets to send to people who would like one. I always put my hand up 
and here is my collection
from a little bit further away, see those teeny tiny stars on my fridge?

here's a close-up. They are pastel coloured, gold edged and no more than a quarter of an inch (5-6mm) across at the widest point. They also glow in the dark!I've been looking for more of these for years but can't find them anywhere. Anybody know of any? I bought these about 16 years ago.
during our contaminated strawberry scare, I began buying strawberries anyway, because I always cut them up, but there were some odd shapes in my punnet. (other people reported odd shapes too)
Angel wings..
and this, a smaller angel perhaps?
Fruchocs are a favourite sweet in Australia, peach&apricot fruit centres dipped in chocolate, recently a str…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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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 Elephant's Child and can be found here.
This week's words are:

1. peel
2. justify
3. wall
4. employee
5. temperature
6. roll

and/or:

1. volume
2. revenge
3. fraud
4. explain
5. weak
6. vague

Here is my story:


The full volume of his voice roared through the factory floor. “Fraud? Who dares to call me a fraud!?”
He pointed to an employee quivering in his seat. “Peel yourself off that chair and explain to me why I am a fraud!”
The employee stood against the wall and tried to explain in a way that wouldn’t cause the temperature in the already hot room to rise any further.
“Well sir,” he began, “you look like the rest of us, you di…

Sunday Selections # 405

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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 always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.

Back in the garden again, a different type of aeonium, smaller and lighter than the black I showed you last week, which is also in this photo just on the left, the darker longer leaves. This area is almost entirely aeoniums
a cascade of green
my mint is doing very well, I must remember to pick and dry some before the earwigs get it
the hoya is recovering after being neglected most of the year, shiny new leaves popping out all over
the white geranium ha…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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It's 6:37pm on Thursday and I've got nothing in mind. I've been out all day and most of yesterday too, so let's just see what happens with these words....


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 Elephant's Child and can be found here.
This week's words are:
1. enclosing 2. purpose 3. care 4. patch 5. jamming 6. shame
and/or:
1. bent 2. organic 3. mangle 4. textbook 5. gravity 6. excuse
Here we go>>>
give me a minute, I'm thinking...... and eating. 
Home made hot chips (fries), homemade burger patty, (no bun) and a side of hot slaw, which is just coleslaw vegetables stir-fried instead of mixed with coleslaw dressing.
You're all hungry …

Sunday Selections # 404

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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 always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.

Let's see how my garden is doing:

surviving a winter and spring of neglect, things are looking pretty good out there
this very dark red pelargonium is doing quite well, the buds open almost black and become more red when fully open. The flowers look very velvety. For a long while I thought it was going to die. It still is very spindly, but well enough now to take cuttings from at the end of summer. I'm glad no one has decided to rip a stem of…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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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 Margaret and friend and can be found here.
This week's words are: 

1. sully
2. chagrin
3. funambulist
4. heavy
5. lowering
6. sand

and/or:

1. ablutions
2. wasting
3. saucy
4. perpetual
5. moonstruck
6. cigar

here is my story:


(With apologies to Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files and the characters Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.)


(singsong voice) “Scully, don’t you sully, my reputation…”
“Mulder, there you are, I’ve been looking everywhere,” said Scully
“Well I’ve been right here, singing, dancing, having a great time.”
“Mulder, you’re skipping along the top of a brick wall, what on earth are you doing?”
“Don’t you recognise this Scul…