Coffee before Talkie

I’m always perusing Etsy for all kinds of pretty, fun and crafty stuff.

One night I came across this cute coffee mug that said exactly how I feel in the morning.

What do you think?


Does this describe you?


Thank you, Great Spirit.

Purchased from the Etsy shop Brittany Garner Design.


(I was not paid to endorse this shop.  I just like to share the love when I find something I like.)


Sunny Days and Cold Nights

We had some cold nights in Minnesota this weekend.

I had to tuck my veggies in for the night to protect them from possible frost.


Our area didn’t get any frost and they’re all OK for now.

Here’s hoping for some more sunny, warm days before winter.


What does the weather feel like where you are?

Thank you, Great Spirit.

Saturday 9 {Hey, Soul Sister}

Hey, Soul Sister

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we’ve committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do “random questions,” so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don’t have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today’s meme!

Saturday 9: Hey, Soul Sister
(because John suggested Train)If you’re not familiar with today’s song, you can hear it here.

1) The video was shot on a street corner in Echo Park in central Los Angeles. If you saw a film crew making a video in your neighborhood, would you stop to watch? Or would you just keep walking?  If I had the time, I’d definitely stop to watch.

2) The singer says he remembers his girl in every dream he dreams. Do you remember if you dreamed last night?  I don’t remember dreaming anything last night.  I was zonkers because I had an exciting day spraining my ankle. 

3) The band Train is from San Francisco. Have you ever visited The City by the Bay?  I was in San Francisco once or twice, I can’t remember for sure.  Back when I used to work for the airlines.

4) Lead singer Pat Monahan got his start in a Led Zeppelin cover band. Can you name a Led Zeppelin song?  Thank You is one of my favorite Zeppelin songs.

5) In doing research for this week’s Saturday 9, Crazy Sam discovered a publication called Trains, The Magazine of Railroading. What’s the last magazine you flipped through?  Redbook.  I have a pile of magazines to sit down and look at. 

6) Do you consider yourself a leader or a follower?  More of a leader, I think, a quiet leader.  I’m not really sure though, maybe somewhere in between.  

7) Scholars tell us that “To be or not to be” is Shakespeare’s most quoted line. Give us another one.This above all; to thine own self be true.”

8) How do you listen to music on the go? Car radio? CD changer? iPod/mp3 player? Your phone?  MP3 player.

9) Are you a convincing liar?  I can’t lie worth shit.

Thank you, Great Spirit.

TBT {TV Land}

Fall brings new seasons for all our favorite TV shows.  If you miss them these days, there’s always a way to catch up on them.  When I was a kid, I remember being so excited for new fall TV shows.  You made sure you were available to watch them because there wasn’t a way to see them again unless you could catch a rerun of it in the future.

Who remembers any of these shows?

The ever lovable floozy Flo from Alice.   “Well, kiss my grits!”

flo via Pinterest


I loved when Flip Wilson would play Geraldine on The Flip Wilson Show.  “What you see is what you get!”

geraldine via Pinterest


The curvacious, Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman.  Not the greatest acting but I still loved it and found it entertaining.

Wonder Woman2 via Pinterest

Of course, my all time favorite was The Sonny and Cher Show.

The Sonny and Cher Show

trish torres via Pinterest

“And that’s the truth!”  Lily Tomlin as Edith Ann on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In show.

lily tomlin via Pinterest

Who didn’t stay up late on Saturday nights to watch the NBC’s Saturday Night show?  Back when I think the show was at it’s best.  One of my many favorite skits from that show was The Coneheads.

the coneheads via Pinterest

These hippie kids played undercover agents for the police on The Mod Squad.

The Mod Squad via Pinterest

What was your favorite show from the past?

Thank you, Great Spirit.

Wednesday Hodgepodge {Math Horror}

Here are the questions to this week’s Hodgepodge. Answer on your own blog then skip back to From This Side of the Pond to add your link to the party.

1. On Thursday we pause to remember a dark day in history-9/11. Will you mark it in some special way?  Probably not other than maybe reading something about it.

2. Do you ever/still…listen to an actual radio?  Yes, I still listen to an under-the-cabinet radio I have in my kitchen.  Watch a videotape (VCR)?  No, I don’t watch VCR tapes. Look up a number in a phonebook? As soon as I receive any kind of phone book, I recycle it.  Hardly anyone’s numbers are in it anyway and I use the internet to look up phone numbers.  When I was a kid, I loved looking for everyone’s names I knew whenever we received a new phone book.  And I loved looking through the yellow pages too.  Weird?  Refer to a paper map while traveling?  I still use a paper map although I usually Mapquest directions first.  I’ve used my phone a little when I got lost to get me back on track.  Set an alarm on an alarm clock as opposed to your phone?  I still use an alarm clock that sits next to my bed.

3.  Is it ever a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don’t know?  I prefer not to.  Not that I know all that much to have an intelligent discussion.

4. What’s a dish you haven’t eaten all summer, but come September find yourself craving? Have you made it yet this month?  Nothing really.  More like comfort foods.  Or maybe pumpkin stuff.

5. What’s something you know nothing about?  I know a lot about nothing.  There’s a ton of things I know nothing about.

6. September is Classical Music Month. Do you like classical music? If so, what’s your favorite piece?  Not really so I don’t have a favorite piece.

7. What’s the oldest thing you own?  An old coin, maybe?

8.  Insert your own random thought here.  I’ve got nothing right now.  So here you go. 

math humor

Here’s a well-timed photo.

well timed photo                                                                                                                                                                               Credits: imgur via

I remember when my kids would just make up jokes that made absolutely no sense.

dumb kid joke via Pinterest

Thank you, Great Spirit.