Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Comma Chameleon: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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What have you 'fallen for' recently?
The free Windows 10 upgrade.  I hate it so far.  For it to be such an "upgrade," I sure have to fix a lot of issues myself.  I've been wearing out Google and the Windows 10 forums trying to figure this mess out.  Can you say "frustrated," boys and girls?  I knew you could.
What's something you're 'squirreling away' for later?
Nothing at present.  Hopefully, I can soon start squirreling away a little Christmas money.
How do you like your apples? Sweet? Tart? Crisp? Cooked? Apples are one of the superfoods for often do you eat an apple either plain or as part of a favorite recipe? What's your favorite variety?
My favorites are of the sweet, crispy variety like Gala apples.  I like the occasional tart Granny Smith. I include raw apples in my diet when the price per bag is reasonable.  Otherwise, they stay in the store.
According to Fodor's the ten best fall foliage trips in the US of A are-Aspen Colorado, The Catskills New York, The Berkshires Massachusetts, Columbia River Gorge Oregon, Green Mountain Byway Vermont, Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway New Mexico, Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, Upper Peninsula Michigan, Lake of the Ozarks Missouri, and Glacier National Park Montana. Which would you most like to visit this fall and why?
If I get to see the view at Mount Cheaha or Noccalula Falls this autumn, I'll be most fortunate.  So let's just leave it at that, shall we?
The topic of legalizing marijuana was raised in the most recent televised political debate so let's wade in too. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. Four states have legalize marijuana for recreational use. Your thoughts?
If a pill form of an extract of the portion of cannabis that helps with chronic pain, seizures, or glaucoma can be obtained only by physician's prescription, then leave it in the hands of medical professionals.  However, legalizing it for "Pookie and 'nem's" recreational use is only creating more of a mess.  It's not as "harmless" as people believe it is.  Do people truly believe that society will improve by legalizing this drug?   
Are you okay to watch a movie already in progress or do you need to always see it from the beginning? How about jumping into a TV series somewhere in the middle? Is that okay?
With TV series, I prefer to "begin at the beginning" so I'll know what's going on, especially if a TV series has an ongoing plot.  If the episodes are stand alone, then I don't mind just jumping in.  I need to see a movie from the beginning, otherwise, I'm totally lost.
Thursday (September 24) is National Punctuation Day. What rule of punctuation trips you up most often? What rule of punctuation, when broken by someone else, bugs you the most?
For me, remembering when to use colons versus semicolons.  My pet peeve is with others putting apostrophe's where they dont go and no't putting them where they belong. (See what I did there?)  Also, swapping your and you're and to, too, and two make me want to slap somebody.

I'll just leave this here.  :)

Insert your own random thought here.
This was my Facebook status exactly 5 years ago:
Went to a health expo at FBC-McClellan and got some good news...and some not-so-good news. Good news? Bone density: A-ok. Hearing: Perfect, Also won a couple of canvas chairs (will pick those up during lunch tomorrow). Not-so-good news? BMI - readings were "beyond the capabilities of the machine." Blood Pressure: 170/118. Oh *@*&&!! This is getting serious. 
This was my status today:
Exactly 5 years ago today, I found out that my health was in serious jeopardy. Though I'm not where I need to be, I'm not where I was--totally unhealthy and working at a job that was killing me. Today, I checked my BP, it was 113/61. I'm one step closer to being off my BP meds. ‪#‎KeepPraying‬ ‪#‎DontStop
Here's the latest project from the Workshop:
A fellow stitcher on the Crochet Crowd Facebook forum had something similar with scrap squares.  She had no pattern, so I traced it off on graph paper and made a smaller version of it for World's Largest Stocking project (which, by the way, I need to make another couple of squares for and get them mailed in).  Well, I couldn't stop, so I stitched up a larger one in baby colors. 
I asked for prayer last week for the depression that was creeping in.  It got so heavy this weekend that it was all I could do to get out of bed for church.  Even then, I only played for the worship service went back home, and went to bed.  To top it off it was Communion (Eucharist) Sunday.  However, your prayers are working.  Circumstances have not changed, but I'm feeling somewhat better.  Pray that I can get away for a day or two to relax and spend time with God.  The next three months are going to be busy and I want to enjoy them rather than dread them.


  1. Well you win the prize for best post title this week : )

  2. I haven't gotten Windows 10 yet but my husband did and he says he actually likes it more than WIndows 8. But I'm not sold yet!

    1. I had Windows 7, so I guess it was more of a shock to my system.