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  2. Want the return of a feature similar to Ask An Author? Send me questions for your favorite authors. I'll need the author name you want me to ask, and the question for the author.

    1. Mikiesboy

      Mikiesboy

      Oh excellent!  Should we PM you, Renee??

    2. Renee Stevens

      Renee Stevens

      Yes, PM me your questions!

  3. Today
  4. The whole worth of a kind deed lies in the love that inspires it.
    - the Talmud

  5. A long time ago... people seeking treasure in ancient, dangerous places were told "better an empty pocket than a full grave"

    Nowadays... I'd tell some people "better an empty pocket than an empty head" 

    LOL

    But... unfortunately you can't buy yourself a brain or a soul .. so there will be lots of empty heads running 'round the world. Lol

  6. :hug:

     

    just because...  

    1. AC Benus

      AC Benus

      Thanks, Def <3

  7. ARGH!!!! sooo frickin irritated! i love my pets, and when their time comes, it's going to be agonizing to let them go, but why... why... would you let a beloved pet suffer debilitating pain....for months????

    1. Mann Ramblings

      Mann Ramblings

      neglect or selfishness unfortunately

  8. No quote today! Instead, a Throwback Thursday song. This one fits today...  

     

    1. MacGreg

      MacGreg

      A great throwback! It does fit the day well.

  9. Sometimes i just need to keep my mouth shut and hope for the best...

    1. MacGreg
    2. Renee Stevens

      Renee Stevens

      @MacGreg I'm okay, Sir. Just thinking out loud.

  10. New sonnets for the autumnal equinox...find them here!  Happy Autumn. https://www.gayauthors.org/story/parker-owens/disasters-delights-and-other-detours/5

     

  11. Hope you had a lovely and memorable birthday.

    1. Daddydavek

      Daddydavek

      Thanks!  It was a very nice day!  

  12. Looks like maybe another road trip tomorrow!

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    2. Caz Pedroso

      Caz Pedroso

      Have fun :) 

    3. Kitt

      Kitt

      Do you get to drive it too???

    4. Renee Stevens

      Renee Stevens

      @Caz Pedroso We will!

       

      @Kitt Yes, He's been really good about that. I drove part of the time yesterday.

       

  13. Wishing you a fantastic day, Sir!

  14. Hope your day is amazing, jp!

    1. BlindAmbition

      BlindAmbition

      Great way to start off my day! Thanks renee, you do the same hon. xoxo 

  15. Hope you have an awesome day, mama bear!

    1. mollyhousemouse

      mollyhousemouse

      Thanks renee!

      You as well! :hug:

    2. Renee Stevens

      Renee Stevens

      Thank you!!!!

  16. Hope you have a great day, hon!

  17. Wishing you a wonderful day, Sir!

    1. MacGreg

      MacGreg

      Thank you, my girl. Same for you. 

    2. Renee Stevens

      Renee Stevens

      Thank you, Sir!

  18. My apartment is for sale so now I have to Clean it again cause on Monday people can come to see it. Stressed, can't sleep.. Grumpy LBO lol :funny: Good thing that I work all weekend :rolleyes: or not..

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    2. Slytherin

      Slytherin

      Yes, moving into a new apartment in December :) 

    3. drpaladin

      drpaladin

      Moving is no fun.

    4. Slytherin

      Slytherin

      Amen ! It sucks lol

  19. The worst thing about being blind is not being blind itself... Something I came to terms with many years ago. Its the insomnia from your body not recognizing sunup  or sundown.

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    2. Kitt

      Kitt

      Non-24 must suck!  I worked nights for a long time.  When I went back to day shift it took forever to learn to sleep at night again! I was a zombie for several months!

    3. MacGreg

      MacGreg

      I'm sorry you continue to experience that, my boy. I'm sure you've already gone down this path, but is there a natural supplement you could take to help you sleep that wouldn't be adverse to your meds?

    4. BlindAmbition

      BlindAmbition

      Mac Sir, Too many variables with supplements and meds @MacGreg. Sir told me this morning that we will do some breathing exercises before bed. To see if that helps me relax. Thank you for always showing concern. I'll find a way through it.

  20. Why don't you ever see hippopotamus hiding in trees?

    Because they're really good at it.

     

    ...

     

    There was a prison break and I saw a midget climb up

    the fence. As he Jumped down he sneered at me and

    I thought, well that's a little condescending.

     

    ...

     

    If you want to catch a squirrel just climb a tree and

    act like a nut.

     

    ...

     

    Don't spell part backwards

    image.jpeg.270b31e6860e2ae34aa4208293d7bffd.jpeg

    It's a trap

     

     

    20 September

     

    was

    National String Cheese Day

    National Punch Day

    &

    National Pepperoni Pizza Day

    National Gibberish Day

    National School Backpack Awareness Day

                                                                       /(3rd Wed in Sept)

     

    20 September

     

    2011 - The official US military policy of "don't ask, don't tell" ends

    2001 - George W. Bush Declares War on Terror

    1984 - The Cosby Show Airs for the First Time

    1973 - Billie Jean King Wins the Battle of the Sexes

    1904 - Wilbur Wright Makes the First Circular Flight

     

    Births

    1934 - Sophia Loren

    1246 - Michael of Chernigov

     

     

     

    It's All Relative: 7 Familial Phrases

     

    (1 of 7)      Say Uncle!

    Etymologists are unsure about origin of the term say uncle! One popular theory posits that it comes from a joke from the late 1800s in which a man is trying to get his parrot to say the word "uncle." When the parrot refuse, the man throws the parrot into a pen with 10 fowls, expecting them to finish him off. He comes back to find his parrot killing off the last of the fowls, mimicking the man's words: "Say uncle!" Etymologists believe the expression took on a life of its own from there, and was used as an idiom by bullies demanding that their tormented victims cry out for mercy, related to cry uncle.

     

     

    (2 of 7)      Mother lode

    The expression mother lode first appeared in English in the 1860s in the context of mining. A lode is a metalliferous veinlike deposit, and the mother lode marks the location of a rich or important deposit of metal, very valuable in mining. In the 1920s, a figurative extension of mother lode entered into popular usage. This sense, still popular today, means "a major or profitable source of supply.

     

     

    (3 of 7)      Mom-and-pop

    A mom-snd-pop  refers to a small-scale, owner-operated business.  This term first came to E nglish in the mid-1900s to describe family-operated stores, but its meaning widened over time to include any small business. Contrast mom-and-pop with the term chain store, an expression that surfaced in the US in the early 1900s meaning "one of a group of retail stores  under the same ownership and selling similar merchandise." Extremely large chains are sometimes called big-box stores, a descriptor often used in opposition to mon-and-pop.

     

    FACE ILLUSIONS

    FAMILY

     

    Family
     

    Whole family mind teaser

    father with mother and daughter

    (by G.H. Fischer)

     

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    2. sandrewn

      sandrewn

      @droughtquake

      That’s just Arizona

      Kidding or not. I fear that a posse of Arizonans are coming you way, looking to have a heart to heart chat(gulp) with you. I think I even saw them carrying a hemp necktie in your size, as a going away forever, present.:o

    3. sandrewn

      sandrewn

      @mogwhy

      your hippopotamus joke reminded me of one from when i was a kid "why can't you find the elephants when they hide in the cherry trees?" "because they paint their toe nails red"

      I remember them well. Did you know that, " Elephants jump out their cherry trees between 2 and 4 in the afternoon," and do you know what that icky stuff is between elephants toes? " That's all that is left of people wandered in to the cherry tree forests between 2 and 4 in the afternoons!"

       

      sandrewn

      (toe jam, eww)

    4. droughtquake

      droughtquake

      Quote

      Kidding or not. I fear that a posse of Arizonans are coming you way, looking to have a heart to heart chat(gulp) with you. I think I even saw them carrying a hemp necktie in your size, as a going away forever, present.:o

      Former-Sheriff Joe Arpaio wouldn’t dare disrespect the sovereignty of the state of California by illegally swimming across the Colorado River! Abiding by legal borders is what he’s all about! He’d never illegally invade another state!  ;-)

  21. This is kind of inspiring :D

     

     

  22. It's been a busy and rewarding day.  Goodnight all!

    1. Reader1810

      Reader1810

      Good night and happy dreams, my friend :) 

  23. I'm so happy Paul didn't win!!!!!!!!!!

    1. mogwhy

      mogwhy

      i'm happy for you, but who is Paul and what didn't he win? :huh:

    2. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      America's Got Talent, I think? There was an acrobatic troupe called "Diavolo", and I believe that the choreographer was named Paul?  :huh:

      The performers were good, but the director/choreographer guy was a little full of himself. :P Like he thought that he was carrying the whole weight of the act by himself. <_<

  24. Happy Birthday Sir Daddy :)

    1. Daddydavek

      Daddydavek

      Thanks, its been a good one!

  25. So who else enjoys Star Wars Rebels, the Disney cartoon? I am just preparing myself for the new movie with a little binge watching :)

  26. Happy Birthday Daddy!  Hope your day was extra special!

    1. Daddydavek

      Daddydavek

      Thanks Greg!  

      It's been pretty fabulous so far!

  27. Yesterday
  28. Happy B-day, Daddy! :) I hope you're having a great day! :)

    1. Daddydavek

      Daddydavek

      Just got back from dinner and yes it's been great!

    2. Lisa

      Lisa

      Awesome! :)

       

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