The "close" football game between PSU and Iowa turned out 38-14! Bring on Ohio State for another close game!|
Reply #381. Oct 21 12, 2:35 AM
When pencil touches paper ideas appear.|
Words become sentences.
It may even become a story for all to read.
Reply #382. Oct 21 12, 6:53 AM
I've been waiting for this challenge! Here goes:|
My story is about my brush with a world known celebrity. Way back in August of 1993, I visited the Disney-MGM Studios theme park with a friend from work. We arrived very early and had to wait to get in the gate. We first made reservations for lunch at one of the fancy restaurants as that is the only way to get into them. As our day progressed, we noticed some people with HUGE cameras walking around and sometimes running in the same direction. We wondered why they were there but couldn't figure out who they were taking pictures of. We came upon a theatre that had a live-action musical of Beauty and the Beast. We stood in line a little longer than usual to get our seats. We finally were let in and found some good seats towards the front. We waited and waited for the show to start. We must have waited at least 45 minutes. Finally there was a small uproar from people seated on the other side from us. They were standing up, clapping and cheering for somebody who came in from the backstage area. I couldn't believe my eyes when we saw who was coming in! It was none other than Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry! The went to their seats and stood and turned around and waved to everybody! Then they sat down and the show started. I don't remember much about the show because I was preoccupied with the fact of Princess Diana being there! The show ended and she stood up to leave with her sons. They waved at us again before being escorted out the back. We didn't see her again at the park, though the photographers or paparazzi were still running around the park. My only regret from that day is that I didn't have my camera with me!
Reply #383. Oct 21 12, 8:08 AM
I was with my wife in a casino watching the St Louis Cardinals play over dinner (we talked as well) and it appeared that my "Cards" were going to go under at the bottom of the eight down four runs. But no, they staged the biggest comeback ever. Hallelujah!|
Reply #384. Oct 21 12, 8:24 AM
I had never touched a golf club in my life until I was forty. I had always been athletic and played a variety of sports but the thought of wearing plaid pants was enough to suppress any real interest. Real men play football, right?|
Well, circumstances put me in the position of buying a cheap set of clubs and, on my own, dutifully going to the driving range every day without any lessons to figure out this game. After a couple of weeks I figured it way time to take my newly developed skills to the golf course for a round.
The first hole I ever played was a short par-3. As nervous as could be, I hit the ball to inside of 10 feet and made the putt for a birdie. Needless to say, I was hooked on golf from that point on. I became quite good in the next two years and it has been going downhill from that point on. I still enjoy it, though.
Reply #385. Oct 21 12, 9:51 AM
I was walking out my trash to toss into the dumpster when I heard scratching and noise in there. After a conversation with myself about all the possible horrors and dangers, I decided to look inside. There was a mom raccoon, and three babies. When she saw me, she stood up on her back legs in front of the babies, and stretched both of her arms out to the sides, to shield them. I was so moved by her bravery and protectiveness, while aware she would feel a need to defend them. After a while I decided to put a long plank of wood standing into the dumpster. One by one, they all crawled out, then mom actually stopped outside the dumpster, looked straight at me, and nodded her thanks. She did. |
Reply #386. Oct 21 12, 1:32 PM
I have 2 adorable new kittens. I was worried about how my 20 year old cat would react so I told her she needs to teach them cat things as they were orphaned as newborns. |
She must have listened because they do everything she does!
Reply #387. Oct 21 12, 9:19 PM
Last night, my flatmate came up with the best insult ever. The conversation went something like this:|
"You suck cookie dough"
"Well, you're an epic fail!"
"You're just a fail face!"
Didn't really have a comeback for that, but I do have a new word to add to my vocabulary of insults!
Reply #388. Oct 22 12, 12:14 AM
Well one thing that always makes me laugh is the funny things my male cat yuki does. When I tell people they never believe me. One day a friend was visiting and yuki took a trip down to the basement. He started bringing all my clean laundry that was on the table, upstairs one piece at a time. Then just to make it more interesting he brought up a roll of toilet paper. Well let me tell you after my friend told others about this, everybody believed me. After that happened she told me well that will teach you to put your laundry away faster won't it?|
Reply #389. Oct 22 12, 12:49 AM
My mom and her sister had 17 children between them (mom 6, aunt 11). I went to a Christening yesterday for my first cousin's daughter's son. I think that he is my first cousin twice removed? I am grateful that we are all still close. |
Reply #390. Oct 22 12, 4:37 AM
I was at the Grand Final of the league season last May & as usual when a team is doing well the fair weather supports turn out in force. One guy sitting behind me had to ask his friend who Leinster were playing.|
Reply #391. Oct 22 12, 6:59 AM
I just had the best weekend. We took a car trip to Quincy, Illinois, for their annual fall color run. It is amazing to see such beautiful foliage in Missouri after the long, hot summer. Not only was the scenery beautiful, but if you have never been to Quincy before, I highly recommend a visit. There is a quaint, old town square and the antique architecture is amazing. I can't recommend any shops or restaurants because our mail focus is the car show, however, if you enjoy just looking at great sights, Quincy is the place to be in October!|
Reply #392. Oct 22 12, 7:10 AM
Back from walking the dog around the park. I so love the smell of Autumn and feeling the crunch of leaves under my feet. It may not be sunny today, but it made me feel good.|
Reply #393. Oct 22 12, 7:11 AM
It's really annoying when you're siting on the train quietly reading your book and the person close by is having a loud conversation on their mobile phone! Why do people feel the need to be on their phones constantly...saying 'I'm on the train, I'll see you in half an hour'?! Can't they they go 10 mins without a phone glued to their ear?|
That feels better getting that off my chest!
Reply #394. Oct 22 12, 8:41 AM
My hobbies are eating,sitting in front of a TV, eating, sitting in front of a computer playing trivia, eating and sitting in a theater. So you can image how badly I hurt right now having just gone mall walking on my lunch hour. I had no idea just walking could be so painfull!|
Reply #395. Oct 22 12, 10:44 AM
I live in Canada and my elderly father lives in England. We have a long standing arrangement tht he telephone me every Saturday morning - just to keep in touch - as neither of us likes writing letters and he abhors computers so e-mail is out. I was complaining to him on Saturday morning that it was snowing quite heavily - his ersponse was "What can you expect if you live in Canada - it's October after all".|
Reply #396. Oct 22 12, 12:24 PM
Fifty Shades of Grey. A "Poem"
Me missus bought a paperback
Down town on Saturday,
I had a peep into her bag;
'Twas “Fifty Shades of Grey."
Well I just left her to it,
And at ten I went to bed.
An hour later she appeared;
The sight filled me with dread.
Her left hand held a length of rope;
And in her right a whip!
She threw them down upon the floor,
And then began to strip.
Well fifty years or so ago
I might have had a peek;
But Doris hasn’t weathered well;
She’s eighty four next week.
Watching Doris bump and grind
Could not have been much grimmer.
Things then went from bad to worse;
She toppled off her Zimmer!
She struggled up upon her feet
A cuppla minutes later;
She put her teeth back in and said
That I must dominate her!!
Now if you knew our Doris,
You would see just why I spluttered,
I’d spent two months in traction
For the last complaint I’d uttered.
She stood there nude, just naked like,
Bent forward just a bit ….
I took a pace to brace meself
And stood on her left tit!
Old Doris screamed, her teeth shot out;
My god what had I done?
She moaned and groaned then shouted out:
“Step on the other one!”
Well readers, I won't tell no more
What happened on that day.
Suffice to say my jet black hair
Turned “fifty shades of grey”.
Reply #397. Oct 22 12, 1:24 PM
I got a perm today from my ex-daughter-in-law. Even though she and my son are divorced, she still gives me free perms in her salon.|
Reply #398. Oct 22 12, 3:26 PM
A poem I wrote acknowledging my age|
in respect to the technology curve.
This I.T. thing, it baffles me
This internet technology
I was born in simple times
When payphones still took single dimes
My children, born with mouse in hand,
Can shame me with their strong command
Of anything that’s new and ‘hip’
And powered by a microchip
But I have rallied, I can learn
I’ve past a point of no return
Technology can’t be that tough
I dangerously know just enough
‘Control’, ‘Delete’ they worry me
Add ‘Alt’, and they’re the evil three
Some buttons, I don’t have a clue
F1 through twelve, what do they do?
And then, you see, there’s logging on
The internet to cruise upon
The sites I see, some of them funny
Others want to take my money
Another problem I have found
Chat rooms, blogs, and sites abound
Where people want to talk and gab
Printed words can seem quite drab
To talk to you, conventional,
Is more than one dimensional
When it’s typed and printed down
I can’t tell if you wear a frown
The language that your body speaks
Your words and tone and voice techniques
Help me process what you mean
My laptop lets them go unseen
And kids today don’t seem too fit
Computers often ‘baby sit’
Their social skills have gone sedate
They can ‘text’, but can’t relate
My parents said, ‘Go out and play’
Breathe fresh air and seize the day
Technology, in introspection,
Creates a certain disconnection
Reply #399. Oct 22 12, 3:36 PM
i wish i had a story |
but my monday was so blue
then i got this challenge
to come here and write for you
now the day is almost over
and when all is said and done
i hope tommorrow will be better
with blue skies and lots of sun
i finished work today
and then put away the file
im here enjoying time on funtrivia
and now i've found my smile :)
Reply #400. Oct 22 12, 4:47 PM
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