Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I Tot I Taw a Robin!!

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling. ~Mirabel Osler

I was going to do some fun, quirky meme today, but NO ONE HAS ONE POSTED YET.

Okay, I'm over it... but really--I'm posting late today (it's after 6 a.m.), and no one has today's meme posted? **sigh**

Hey! I saw my first red-breasted robin yesterday! Woot! Spring really IS here. I'm thrilled. Well, except that the snow is melting, and I'm able to see all the damage the mole did throughout the winter. It's really bad, folks. Really, really bad.

I was reading an old Readers Digest last night and came across a little article about weird town names. I love this! I have to write something set in one of these towns. Check it out:

Typo (oh yeah!! Love that!)
Why (Think of the possibilities)
Tick Bite

or the sweet, positive ones:

Sweet Lips (HAHA)

There were several I didn't list, one in particular because the funny thing is...I'm setting my HQA in one! I had no idea when I set the HQA there I would be reading this article. I love coincidence (or the fact there's no such thing).


My friend, Allie, has challenged me several times to write and submit an article somewhere. I've really struggled with this. After all, what do I have to say to edify and educate? But, yesterday an idea reached up and grabbed me, smacked me around a few times and then duct taped me to the keyboard. After I've polished a bit, that baby is going off somewhere. I'm actually kind of excited...


Random quiz:

You Were Born Under:

Your most comfortable inside your head - and often daydream the day away.

You have an artistic temperament that makes you seem creative to some, eccentric to others.

You avoid conflict at all costs, and you have a difficult time with relationships.

Attractive and with good manners, you tend to shine in social situations.

You are most compatible with a Pig or Rabbit.


Note: to folks who comment... I am going to do my best to respond to you in my comments each day. It will probably be the following morning, and one big, bubba comment to answer questions or comments all at the same time. Just wanted to let you know :-)


Ceri said...

Year of the Snake

Popular and crafty, you are a master at the art of seduction.

You are intelligent and intuitive -and make a savvy businessperson.

You live life to the fullest, even if it means maxing out your credit cards.

Many people are secretly (and hopelessly) in love with you.

Well, except for the third paragraph the rest is a bunch of hooey.

Idiotville? Why???

Judy Thomas said...

We're both Rams... who knew? I'm a Ram in the regular horoscope too... doubly-Rammish? Reminds me of a naughty limerick... I'll have to tell you in chat... :-)

Lianne said...

Congratulations on your first robin. :) I've been seeing birds around here, too. It's a balmy 43 in this part of the Heartland. *G*

How fun to find the names of some of these places. I can just see it now. A story about a writer who lives in Typo, TX (or whatever state it was in.) How funny. :)

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

One of our big tourist spots is Hell, Michigan. They have a mass wedding ceremony there on Valentine's Day for some reason.

Enjoy the robins!

Amy Addison said...

Year of the Rat (yep, 2008 is my year!)

You are quick witted, charming, and bring luck to all who know you.

A bit greedy, you tend to go after what you want - with success.

Clever, you seek out knowledge... and eventually use what you know to your advantage.

You are very loyal, and you treat your real friends like they are family.

My birthday falls right before the Chinese new year, so some sites list me as the one before the rat. Though rat seems to fit my personality more. Huh.

As far as towns with weird names: Boring, Oregon. Yes. Boring. I really would have liked to have observed the meeting where someone decided that was a good name for a town.

Brandy said...

Mine was year of the Tiger. Um, NOTHING matched. *g*

We have a town near us you'd like. It's Cowpens. *g* No joke. The sad part is it's actually sorta famous for a battle featuring "The Swamp Fox".

Have a good day and congratulations on seeing the Robin.

Tori Lennox said...

There used to be town near Little Rock, AR called Toad Suck. *g* Now all that's left is a park.

You Were Born Under the Year of the Ox:

You are solid, methodical, and you do things right the first time.
Even when no one else does, you always believe in yourself.
You tend to see the world in black and white, right or wrong.
A good memory and eye for details means you tend to thrive at near impossible tasks.

You are most compatible with a Snake or Rooster.

I think they're just trying to say I'm bullheaded. *g*

Dru said...

Good luck on your article. I hope you submit it.

You Were Born Under:

You are totally loyal, faithful, and honest.
However, you don't trust others to be as ethical as you are!
Straight forward and direct, you really aren't one for small talk.
You are a great listener - and an agreeable companion when you're in a good mood!

You are most compatible with a Tiger or Horse.

Wow, that's me.

groovyoldlady said...

I was born in the year of the rabbit.

"Delicate, timid, and attractive - sometimes you really do act like a bunny.
You're very compassionate and protective of those you love, sometimes too protective.
Your home is really your castle, and you make sure your home is comfortable and well furnished.
You don't like to argue - and you prefer a quiet, peaceful life.

You are most compatible with a Goat or a Pig."

Delicate? Timid?




Ok, I'm fine now.

Dru said...

It was suppose to day I was born under Dog

Melissa said...

You Were Born Under:

Year of the DRAGON

You have both a fiery energy and a warm heart.
Your charisma and charm makes it easy for you to influence others.
Lucky in life, you also have a reputation of being lucky in love.
Power hungry, you are determined to get what you want - no matter what it takes.

You are most compatible with a Monkey or Rat.

Allie Boniface said...

Ooh, can't wait to hear what the article's about!

Megan said...

I am really interested in that town names article you read. I wonder if I can track it down somewhere. That's really funny that you already set your story in one of the towns listed.