The Pinocchio Syndrome

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We only have to figure out a way to infect the world’s politicians and news broadcasters with the Pinocchio Syndrome….

It would be a grand way to handle diplomacy!

Yes, there would probably be more secrets in the world because people would be required to tell the truth or they would have to remain silent…

But I think that the world would be a better place.



Written for Handle: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, August 15, 2018.

 

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Edible Chia Pets

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Edible Chia Pets



I have been enjoying gardening this summer.

The last two weeks, I have been replanting my houseplants.

A guest, last night, noticed many of my different varieties of plants and noticed that I did not have a chia pet plant.

This nibbled my interest.

I have never had a chia pet plant. I thought they were…. I really don’t know that I thought much at all.

But then I googled…

Did you know substances (seeds) used on chia plants are edible?



Written for Substance: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, August 14, 2018.

 

AIN’T LUV STRANGE

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AIN’T LUV STRANGE



Ever since I have been a small lad, my favorite desserts have always been ice cream sundaes, banana splits of cherry pie/ apple pie/ blackberry pie with vanilla ice cream on top.

Why, now that I am a little older, do I have cravings for cake?

Usually, the only cakes I ever was tempted to eat were German chocolate cake and pineapple-upside-down cake.

Today, I purchased a four-of-a-kind cake. It looks delicious.

What is happening to me?



Written for LOVE: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, August 13, 2018.

 

Bettas as Pets

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Bettas as Pets



My last betta fish died about a month ago. I have had two, a bright maroon one and a dark blue one for almost three years. (From what I have read, that is getting up in years for a betta.

As I was researching new information about betta, I discovered many sites that discourage keeping bettas in a goldfish bowl. (But then most of those sites also discouraged anything less than a fifty gallon aquarium…)  

After careful consideration, I have decided that I can live with the humane care of a betta in a goldfish bowl. Both of mine seemed relatively happy (if it possible to rad a fish’s mind). Each one came each morning when it was feeding time. They also loved to travel near the lights when I read in the living room on the recliner next to them.



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: HUMANE.  I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

 

The Enigmas of Trash Collection

trash-can-clip-artTrash accumulation is an enigma to me.

How can one person trash can one person accumulate?

According to national statistics, each person in the United States creates 4.6 pounds of trash each day.

I wonder how that static changes when Spring Cleaning Fall Cleaning and down-sizing hits?



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: ENIGMA.  I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

ONE ATROCITY AFTER ANOTHER

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The Sky Is Falling!

The Sky Is Falling!!!

The Sky Is Falling!!!!!!

You have to be careful how much time you allow yourself to stay-in-the-know with our 24-hour news cycles.

Every third day (if not more often) there is a new calamity on the air-waves of never-before-known proportions that will spell the end of the world if not corrected.



Written for ATROCITY: DAILY ADDICTIONS. I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

 

IT’S A TREAT

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IT’S A TREAT



Turning sixty changes things. (Actually, there were many changes happening before sixty… but we just won’t mention them.

I am no longer eighteen. *(Yes, that surprised me too! I think I began realizing it when I turned thirty-five.)

  • All-Nighters make me cranky.
  • Waking up at 3 a.m. usually means I am awake for the night. (Then at 6 a.m., I suddenly fall asleep? … Cranky again.)
  • This old television shows that I used to like are off the air.
  • The obituaries are the first thing I check. (Dad used to say he was just checking to see if he should start the day?)
  • The number on the inseam of my jeans used to be the bigger number. (Sorry, if you had to think about that one.)
  • My toes now live in a different time zone and my shoes and car keys travel when I am not looking. (But, they have never traveled to the refrigerator!)

I could continue, but you get the point.

So what’s the good news?

  • Eating at my favorite restaurant is now cheaper than fast food joints.

I love senior discounts!



Written for Fandango’s One-Word-Challenge: August 12, 2018. TREAT.