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Gaps in my education? Hmmmm

I lifted this from LargeMarge's blog. It was rather interesting. According to Marge, the Big Read figures the average adult has read only about 6 of the following 100 books. I am only going to bold those I've read all the way through. Some I've started ("Stately plump....") You know the really sad thing? Most of the classics I read as a child and the real question is how many of them I actually remember!
Well, here goes:

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Reprint this list and leave a comment
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (read the 1st; saw the others in the movies, LOL)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible most of it anyway
7 Wuthering Heights
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 T…

Ketchin up!

These pics are the abridged version of last weekend. It's been a while since I really blogged. Sorry - life has been a job of catch-up and I'm not there yet. Let's see, last Friday, we left early for our flight out to Arizona. It was a nice flight - one of our flight attendants was this lovely woman who was originally from Texas and had the accent to prove it. She was very funny and nice as anything. She now lives in Arizona and we caught her on her homebound flight, so naturally, she was feeling good:)! I did something I've never done before - had a Bloody Mary at 10 in the morning (I don't know whose time it was - it felt like 10 a.m.). Don't get me wrong: I've had Blood Mary's before at a brunch or two in my time, but never have I done that on a plane. It felt so deliciously wicked:). If I had to be rushing from one far away place and back again, I was determined to have FUN! And we did. John got us a mini-suite at a Marriott Residence Inn in Scotsda…

More work to do - and this fellow says a lot!

We interrupt our knitting for a world changing event:)

By Barack Obama -

OBAMA: Hello, Chicago.
If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.
It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen, by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different, that their voices could be that difference.
It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled. Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states.
We are, and always will be, the United States of America.
It's the answer that led those who've been told…

My Fellow Americans,

THANK YOU:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YA DONE GOOD:)
God be with you 'til we meet again+

I don't know who this person is, but she's on my SH*T list!

A break from the political to the realm of WTF???

I won't identify the people in the above pictures, except to say it's a gathering at one of my children's places. I can't identify where those little white globes came from, either. Except for one time in New York about 10 months ago (the picture of John and me having supper in New York City), my camera has never taken pictures with those things in it. I took another picture this morning at home of the finished Redskins fingerless mitts for John and as you can see, no "orbs," not even in the darker areas of the photograph. Weird, huh? And to test whether it was the conditions of the photos (evening vs. daylight, flash vs no flash), I took a picture of the dining-room-turned-playroom/crafts room with the flash this evening. No "orbs." See for yourself. There is a reflection on the right top of the picture, but those are rectangular and it's clear they're reflections of the flash on the wall from the framed, pictures on the opposite wall of th…

Oh dear - I must be bisexual

I'm in love with Keith Olbermann AND Rachel Maddow....

One View from Across the Pond

US citizens, I emplore you, please vote tomorrow!

Catching up....again!

It's been a few days and, as usual, it's felt non-stop, although it hasn't really been that hectic. To bring things up to date, after church on Sunday, I walked with Nancy in the old park because Centennial was chock full of family events and there was no parking to be had. It was a glorious fall day and the walk went well. After we parted company, I drove to Baugher's in Westminster - a farmstand/store/restaurant where we used to go when the kids were younger for our Halloween pumpkins. I got a bunch of fruit, some veggies, and apple cider, along with a sugar-free fruit spread for a friend of mine - turns out it was a better idea for her husband, so it didn't go to waste. Driving back, the fall foliage was so beautiful. Right now we are at the peak part of the season and it is so lovely. The deer cavorting in our back yard illustrate also that it's a dangerous time to be out driving in the country, let alone having the kids play in the backyard. But Madison wa…