110 Thank Yous

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I just want to say thank you to everyone who follows my site. I thought I would be writing more, but I didn’t know about what yet. I never dreamed there would be any interest, but then I started doing the photo challenges.  I’ve met some wonderful people on here that are too many to mention, but know that even though I might only be on here  once or twice a week I try to visit you all and enjoy reading your blogs and seeing the wonderful pictures I can only aspire too. (1933 views)

Thank you

Daily Prompt Pingback: Flight Attendant Decree

Photo: Oscar von Bonsdorf, via Creative Commons.

Photo: Oscar von Bonsdorf, via Creative Commons.

I thought I would take a look at the Daily Prompt today and saw one I think everyone who uses the convenience of flying the skies should also read as well. Most passengers appreciate the flight attendant and show it by responding politely, but I am surprised by how rude some passengers can be. This post says it all from a gracious retired flight attendant.

One thought on “The Flight Attendant Decree: We Respond Well in a Crisis

Thrid From the Top

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Third From the Top.”

Head to “Blogs I Follow” in the Reader. Scroll down to the third post in the list. Take the third sentence in the post, and work it into your own.

The one that came up for me only had two sentences. I chose People buying tea from a street vendor.The post was from: Edge of Humanity Magazine https://wordpress.com/read/post/id/71943556/5639/tea

When I attend library conferences there are always special teas to pick from for the breaks or lunch. They rarely have just plain tea. Do you remember the post for 30 flavors of ice cream? I didn’t get to do that one, but my choice would have been vanilla. Lemon tea is good but  you guessed it. I just like regular tea, sometimes decaffeinated.  What kind of tea do you like?

 

Ha Ha Ha – Daily Prompt

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Ha Ha Ha.”

Tell us a joke! Knock-knock joke, long story with a unexpected punchline, great zinger — all jokes are welcome!

Chicago Airpot en.wikipedia.org

(Before the cell phone era) – My mother, who had never traveled very far from her hometown before, recently left Boston on her first plane trip. I anxiously awaited her arrival in North Dakota. When her plane landed and she was not on it, I was frantic. The desk clerk suggested she might have missed the connecting flight at Chicago. We phoned and paged her several times. No luck. A few hours later I met the next plane and my mother was on it. “Where have you been?” I asked. “I’ve been so worried”. “I had to wait at Chicago because I missed my plane,” she replied. “But we paged you at the airport”! I exclaimed. “Oh, I heard my name”, she said. “But I didn’t answer. After all, who the hack do I know in Chicago?”

Wall

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Wall.”

This wall came about because of graffiti. The owner decided to paint this, and anytime graffiti was add somewhere he just added to the picture.  Sometimes it changes, but I have never photographed it. Now I will have a reason.

local wallThis wall is in a backyard. When left with some homemade tiles and no place to hang them, we decided to put them up on a wall. A bird feeder prevents a nice straight on picture.

wall2These wee taken with my Samsung phone.

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Shadowed – Weekly Photo

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Shadowed.”

I think I missed on this one. I forgot it was suppose to be “not the obvious shot.” I was just excited to see a shadow I would have not thought of taking before.  I might have gone back to taking a picture of my dogs. [laughing]

Foucault's Pendulum

At the Franklin Institute

From the Institutes sign:

Why is it Important: In 1851, Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault proved that the Earth turns using a pendulum like this one.

What would you see if you stood here all day? At 9:30 am the museum starts the pendulum swinging in a North-South direction. During the day the pendulum knocks down a peg every 20-25 minutes, making it to change direction. By 5pm half of the pegs have fallen.

What’s going on? The fact that the Earth is spinning and the pendulum is swinging creates this interesting effect.

https://www.fi.edu/

New Skin

New Skin In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “New Skin.”

I could think of a lot of people I think I would like to trade palaces with, but the prompt also said “species.” My first thought was my dog. I’d love to know what they think when playing, do they like their food, do they like playing with other dogs or going to walks in the park? Then I thought of other dogs. I would like to be a seeing eye dog for a child.

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I would like to go through the training and then get placed with a child that of course needs me, but we love me to pieces too. Here is one link to the history of service dogs.

http://www.ehow.com/about_5134784_history-service-dogs.html

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DP- Secret Santa

Secret Santa

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Secret Santa.”

You get to choose one gift — no price restrictions — for any person you want. The caveat? You have to give it anonymously. What gift would you give, and to whom?

I would have the doorbell ring at my son’s house. Standing there would be one of the fellows from a home remake show. They would go in and give them a 3 day stay at a hotel in New York City.

While they were away, the carpenters and plumbers would totally make over their bathroom. It’s not that it isn’t big enough, well, ok it’s not; it’s just that you have to squeeze by the sink to get to the toilet.  They have a small room behind the bathroom and that wall could come out to make the bathroom a great size.

Sometimes it’s not the big things that matter, it can be the little things that just make your life more pleasant.

Happy Holidays to all.

~Julia