Friday, January 18, 2008

Friday Memes Life's a Mystery

1. The Travis McGee series of mystery novels by John D. MacDonald is famous for always including a color in its titles, such as The Dreadful Lemon Sky, The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper, and The Empty Copper Sea. What two or three similar titles could you give to events in your life in the past week?
The Gloomy Gray Sky, White Snow on Black Pavement

2. The Kinsey Millhone series of mystery novels by Sue Grafton is famous for its alphabetical titles, such as A is for Alibi, K is for Killer, and M is for Malice. What two or three similar titles could you give to recent episodes at your workplace or school?
"P is for Powerless" , "S is for Stranger's Secrets"

3. Margaret Truman’s murder mysteries are known for being set in and around Washington, D.C. with such titles as Murder at the Pentagon, Murder at the Kennedy Center, and Murder on Capitol Hill. What are two or three similar titles you could give to episodes of great inconvenience to you around your hometown?
Murder in Cartersville, Murder at Red Top State Park, Murder on the Square

4. Susan Conant’s Dog Lover Mysteries often contain dog-related puns, such as A New Leash on Death, Paws Before Dying, and Dead and Doggone. If a series of books were to be written about your favorite hobby, what might some of the punny titles be?
Scrapping your way to Heaven, Photographer Dies Alone, The Stove Blew Up- A Comdey

5. The Three Investigators series of juvenile mysteries often explores baffling phenomena that turn out to have perfectly reasonable explanations, such as The Mystery of the Invisible Dog, the Mystery of the Headless Horse, and the Secret of the Haunted Mirror. What would be a couple of similar titles you could give for the last few things that mysteriously disappeared from your possession?
The Mystery of the Missing Sapphire Earring, The Mystery of the Lost box of Recipes
Friday Fun: Yummies Edition

1. What is your favorite guilty pleasure yummy food? Chocolate

2. It is snack time. What do you reach for? Chips? Ice cream? Something healthy?
I'm addicted to carrots and dip.

3. What is your ideal breakfast? homemade biscuits and gravy

4. What are you craving right now? #3 sounds pretty good, but I would like to have a ham and cheese breakfast sandwhich from Burger King.
Friday Fiver You just have to wait......

1. What do you need?
I need to know I have enough money to pay my bills and I need health insurance.

2. What won't you share?
I am a giver, so I share just about everything. I wear my life for the world to see. I will not share other people's secrets.

3. What do you hurry through?
I hurry through the bills and finances, because they are so dim lately. But things will be better this year.

4. Who is worth waiting for?
My new grandbaby that is coming in July.

5. Friday fill-in:I can't bear to __go back in the hospital again____.
Friday Fill-Ins #55

1. The last compliment I got was from __my DIL___; he/she said __I looked really nice when we went out to dinner last weekend___.
2. I'm reading __The Winter Lodge by Susan Wiggs___.
3. I woke up today and thought __about how late I slept. It was 8AM which is late for me.___
4. Why does __my bank account look so low___?
5. The last thing I ate was __an apple___.
6. January... __is cold in GA, and I am not used to cold. BRRR___.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to __relaxing and watching tv___, tomorrow my plans include __watching it snow___ and Sunday, I want to __take pics in the snow___! We are expecting 3 to 6 inches.
Five on Friday Healthy Habits

1. Do you wear sunscreen? Do you use it everyday or just when you're at the beach?
I just use it when I am at the pool or the beach, but I do use it a lot more in the summertime.

2. How often do you brush your teeth? What about floss and flouride?
I brush twice and sometimes three times a day, I floss nightly, and I do not flouride.

3. Do you get at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day? I try to.

4. How often do you exercise? What do you do? I walk, and not nearly often enough.

5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car? Yes, don't you?
Four Foods on Friday #13

#1. Cold cuts. Prepackaged or sliced fresh at the deli counter?

#2. Which ingredient reduces acidity in red sauce? Corn syrup, molasses or brown sugar.
Brown sugar

#3. Whipped cream. Fresh, canned or frozen?
all of the above

#4. How do you make pea soup? If you don’t, share a recipe that you use peas in.


3 qts. water
1/2 lb. bacon, cut in pieces
1 lb. (16 oz pkg) dry split peas
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
3 carrots, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
3 c. canned tomatoes
1/4 tsp. cumin seasoning
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1 med. onion, chopped
Put in at night, ready for noon meal. Let cook on low all night. Very good


Janet said...

Under "Life's a Mystery", I really liked 2 & 4!

I'm glad that your DIL gave you such a nice compliment :-) Thanks for playing!

Corrin said...

yeah...someone that likes peas! i'll have to try your recipe.