Erm, are y'all still functioning over there? I heard the government shut down or something, so I'm wondering how We the People are surviving ...
What? You're managing?? But I thought you'd run out of money?
What? ... you ran out of money ages ago?
So, were you just wanting more money to run out of ... ?
Hmmm ... methinks I'll move onto safer topics ;)
How are you enjoying your Fall weather? Over here, we are enjoying some stunningly beautiful days. In fact yesterday, when I had commented (for the umpteenth time) on the beauty of the day, I did say to DR, 'Imagine how much your friends in Grand Rapids miss out on because of how they take days like these for granted. I'll bet none of them are on their umpteenth 'Oh, isn't this beautiful!' by ten o'clock in the morning.'
For some reason, he couldn't see that having months of beautiful weather is a negative, simply because you may not go on and on (and on and on) about the beauty of the weather because it's so unusual.
Strange creatures, sons.
And so, onto your questions for today ...
1. When you pass the salt, do you automatically send the pepper with it?
No, I don't think so. I seldom pass the salt to the Builder - he really doesn't add salt to his food. But he adds lots and lots of black pepper. So the pepper mill heads his way at every meal.
2. How many fingers do you usually type with?
All of them, I think. Well, come to think of it, my left thumb doesn't do anything, because I always press the space bar with my right thumb. But apart from this one redundant digit, all the others get used.
On the subject of typing, does anyone know why the Querty keyboard placed the letters where they are? There really seems little rhyme nor reason to it. Maybe that's why I'm so comfortable with it.
3. Do you keep interesting coins when you run across them?
I seldom come across interesting coins. DR used to collect coins and had some very old ones, with fascinating histories, I'm sure. The coins themselves mean nothing to me, but I do wish they could tell their stories. I'd love to know through whose hands they passed, and what they bought. How did the people earn this coin? And why was it spent on this particular item? Was it a gift? Or a necessity? Was it spent wisely? Or foolishly? Was it handed over gladly? Or with resentment?
Oh, these coins could have so many stories to tell. But, alas, they are silent. Frustratingly so.
4. Did you enjoy September, or did it fly by too quickly?
Has it gone? Dearie me, so it has. The bottom of my laptop screen tells me it's the 1st of the 10th. See, here in the UK, we do things properly: we place day first, then the month, then the year.
Today, then, is the first of October, 2013.
That is so much more logical that giving the month, then the day, then the year.... Pfft, we still have a few things to teach y'all ;)
5. If I could _______________, I'd get more done each day.
If I could get by on less sleep ....
If I could have raised a family that never needed feeding .... (Ha!)
If I was still running my home before the days of the internet ....
Aha! I may have hit the nail on the head with that last one!
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I'll post a photo of last night's sky, taken just after the sun had set. At this time, you still had a government....
(Hand duly slapped)