Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Chat 126

Everyday Ruralty
Hello! Hello from me, too. Oooo! I got a comma before "too". I feel special. What's the big deal about the comma, Wendell? Oooo! I got a comma before my name! Yippee! Well, I know what to get you when your birthday rolls around. A comma is both cheap and easy. One size fits all. Why would my birthday roll around? The dog does that.I roll too, to scratch my back. I don't get it. It is only a term I used. It means "when your birthday arrives". Oh, you have to ship them in? When you're my age, you try to ship them out. Hmm? Patrice, you speak some interesting foreign languages. Can we say hello to our visitors?Hello- comma- friends. I did it Patrice!

It has been weather for ducks- ducks in parkas! I don't remember a winter when I so looked forward to spring. The hay-fever kid, here, usually hides from spring pollen. Wendell wants some green grass. Yes! I also look forward to pretty flowers. And grass in my pasture.

Pour yourself a cuppa and join in.
  1. Do you worry about what other people think?
  2. Do you own a sewing machine?
  3. Tell us about someone interesting in your life. Please.
  4. Did you watch the Super Bowl?
  5. What's the best dinner you had last week?
My answers: Uh- hmm! Don't forget me! I like to answer too.
  1. I worry less now than I did when I was younger. I still like to give a good first impression. I worry about Rocky and Ricky Horse wanting my carrots.
  2. Yes. I have the first sewing machine I ever had. It was metal and sturdy. I also have one that I had to buy to finish my wedding dress when the sturdy one had a breakdown prior to the big day. It was fixed afterwards. Wouldn't I look silly with a sewing machine! Oh, Patrice!
  3. My sister's significant other is an older gentleman. When he picks up the phone and it's a tele-marketer, he engages them in a conversation and they never get to ask him anything. He has kept them on the phone for over an hour and asks them a gazillion questions. It is quite funny when you think about it. He often ends the call by saying something like, "Well, Joe, it was good talking to you. I hope you can get a better job soon. Take care of that new baby. Oh, and I would buy the compact car, if I were you." It is so funny!I want to tell you about Patrice. She is my friend. She snuggles my nose. She gives me carrots. I wish she would bake me a carrot cake. I wish she would bring me green grass for my pasture. I would like her to take me to ballet lessons too. Heck, the kids get music lessons. What do you think?
  4. No. Just some of the ads. Love the puppy!
  5. I had gluten free homemade manacotti. Since they do not make gluten free manacotti shells, I make GF crepes and roll my filling in them. Then I cover them in a red sauce. I had a fresh bale of hay. It was the expensive kind. No red sauce though.


  1. Your sister's significant other sounds interesting. I don't have the patience to deal with telemarketers. In fact, we screen all phone calls. If a number pops up that we do not recognize, we let VM get it. We figured, if it someone important then they will leave a message asking us to call. Otherwise, I am not about to loose sleep over someone doing their job - to pester the socks off me. I don't have time for it. The Super Bowl commercials bombed for the most part in my opinion. The puppy one was cute. Another one that caught my attention was the tiny glimpse of the new 24 mini-series set for May. I am so looking forward to the return of Jack Bauer! Whoo-hoo! Thanks for the chat session on your porch, Patrice!

  2. No sewing machine for me and I didn't watch the Super Bowl. Manacotti sounds good!

  3. Waving to Wendell. Thank you Patrice..Blessings (and more carrots btw to Wendell.)

  4. Love how your sister's SO deals with telemarketers. I've always wanted to have something to say that will stop them in their tracks but till now, I haven't figured out what that is yet. Great idea, that. Just that I probably won't have the time or patience to go on and on, and would much rather they just hang up and leave me alone, haha. Thanks for hosting :) I enjoyed this week's questions.

  5. Love the idea on how to deal with tele-marketers! Thanks for hosting!

  6. Daddy does the same to telemarketers...he engages them in conversation and then gives them a fake SS number. He'll keep them on the phone for an hour before he lets them go. I guess by the time they get off the phone with Daddy, they're ready to look for another job.

    Before Dave and I married, I was at his house and the phone rang. He glared at it and I said, "What's the problem?" He said, "It's someone for Cathy and I just don't want to talk to them." Cathy was his deceased first wife. I said, "Want me to handle it?" He said, "Don't be rude" and I said, "Of course not." I picked up the phone, listed to the person ask for Cathy and then I said, "She's moved, would you like her new telephone number?" They got all excited and said, "YES!" so I gave the number to Hollywood Cemetery. They never called back.

  7. My dh answers Orlando City Morgue! He had one guy call back and tell him he was rude for answering in such a manner!! Made us laugh even harder!!!

  8. I wish I could think fast and respond like your sister's significant other! I get way too many of those calls.

  9. My first time to join in; in fact, first time to visit your blog! :)

  10. Your sister's guy sounds like a really interesting person. We're forever getting calls that we don't want here, too. David makes a game of it, too. I can imagine a lot of head scratching once they give up and hang up. :)

    Sewing machines...I have loved them since I was a little girl. I got more swattings over my great-grandmother's treadle sewing machine than I can count. I love to make it whir and mama didn't want us messing with it. I couldn't resist and did it anyway. In home ec class, the machines and I didn't get along. No matter what machine I went to, the machine wouldn't work. It was very frustrating. Thankfully, it didn't turn me off sewing forever.

    I didn't watch the Super Bowl either, but saw some of the ads online. Some of them irritated me to no end, but the puppy with the horses was a really sweet one. :)

    Have a great week!

  11. Ms Patrice ...Hope all is well with you and your family ...just checking in.


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