Daily Fun Three

Rory is now upping the game. Let’s see how difficult it’s going to be!

Name Three …

Things you can find in a garbage/rubbish/trash can beginning with the letter D?

Dental floss, dirty dishes and dog food cans.

Things that can be found floating on the wind?

Leaves, Humming birds and Music.

Things in a river that are not fish?

Paper boats, Dandelions Fuzz and Boats.

Things found around the house beginning with the letter E?

Electric Lamps, Electric sockets and Electric Iron!

Animals that don’t have the letter E in their name?

Cat, Dog and Cow.

Bands/Groups that have three [3] in their name [not a song]?

30 Seconds to Mars, 311 and Three days Grace.

Holidays/Vacations that only involve visiting ruins?

Egypt, Scotland and France.( not only, there is plenty more to see besides ruins)

Things that can seriously ruin your day?

Wi-fi not working, phone not working and COFFEE MACHINE NOT WORKING!

Roman Gods?

Zeus, Jupiter and Cupid.

Animals that lay eggs? [Monotremes ]

Platypus, Short beak Echidna and Long beak Echidna!

Three letters in the alphabet that don’t sound the same as the other letters?

A, B and D!

Gemstones that start with the letter T?

Tourmaline, Topaz and Turquoise.

Cocktails that begin with the letter M?

Mad Cow, Mad Hatter and Mad Scientist!

Hobbies that are no longer as popular as they were twenty years ago?

Knitting, Stamp collecting and Coin collecting.

“You see someone told ‘im to make the game a little more of a finking type of game, so l reckoned l would have a go, some come on you lot, cough up!”

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A Guy called Bloke and K9 Doodlepips

And try it out. You don’t want to miss the fun!

( I have to confess taking help from good old trusty friend, GOOGLE)

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White elephant

Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith has started a new tradition on our world of WordPress. She is gifting three gifts to fellow bloggers every day who in turn gift three more bloggers with gifts of their choice. Thanks a lot to ;

Chris of Luna’s online

Who has gifted me this amazing gift.

A cabinet to keep all my blogging awards in. Such a thoughtful gesture.

1 Kenza of Caramel Caramelo

Kenza loves nature so a beautiful painting for her to look at.

2. Paula Light of Light Motifs II

A big bookshelf for Paula as she is a great writer and would need to store her growing collection of books here.

3. Rory of A Guy called Bloke and K9 Doodlepips

A big trophy to Rory to show our appreciation for making us feel like a family. Great job Rory.

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Quote me on Cinderella 👸

Melanie from The Sparks Of a Combustible Mind has tagged me again for this Quote me tag. Thank you so much Melanie, for tagging me for this challenge. Let’s see if I can do something different this time with these quotes!

Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Thank the Selector,

Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.

Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

Note: Although this is the topic for today there is no specific deadline to it, meaning you can answer as and when.

Rory writes:  “Four times a week, l will pick a random topic, post two quotes on that topic and nominate 3 bloggers, who in turn will post 2 quotes on the topic and nominate 3 bloggers of their own. Please Note l will be re blogging your responses unless you wish for me to NOT do so.

The topic is “Cinderella”. 

Rory of The Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepips, has created this tag and has Challenged us to post two quotes on the subject.

1. Cinderella:Mr. Lizard, I’m scared. I’m only a girl, not a princess. 

Lizard footman: And I’m only a lizard, not a footman. Enjoy it while it lasts.

One shouldn’t be afraid to be oneself! Have confidence in your own abilities and don’t be intimidated by the trappings and appearances!

Prince: Who are you? 

Cinderella: I am Cinderella. Your Majesty, I am no princess. I have no carriage, no parents, no dowry. I do not even know if that beautiful slipper will fit But, if it does Will you take me as I am? A good honest country girl who loves you. 

Prince: Of course I would. But only if you’ll take me as I am, an apprentice still learning his trade. Please…

This is the crux of the story. Riches and clothes don’t make a person. It’s our inner character and the beauty of our souls which makes us who we are!

I will nominate anyone who is reading this post, if you want to try this fun tag, please do!

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The crash

The sound of music reached him first. As he turned the corner the Violin player came into his view. Such a gift he had. The sweet melody issuing from his instrument was a joy to listen to. Quite a crowd was gather at the street corner where he was playing. Ben was himself an amateur player of different musical instruments and loved to hear them played. This guy was probably a retired member of an Orchestra and using his talent to earn some money.

The crowd was so immersed in the music that no one noticed the car that was heading straight towards it. The driver of the vehicle seemed to be intoxicated as the car seemed out of his control. The car’s noise over rode the music as it came near and people realizing that it was going to ram into the crowd, scattered quickly to avoid it. The evasive action saved many people from getting hurt but a small boy was standing right in the path of the car, frozen by sheer fear. The violinist saw that and threw himself forward to drag the boy out of the danger. As the car hit the wall of the store front, some people moved towards it to see how the driver of the car had fared.

“Please stay back, sir! ” This was a command given by the constable who had heard the crash and was doing his duty in saving any member of the public from danger. The people moved to let him approach the car. When he looked inside the car, the driver seemed unconscious but still breathing. “Call an ambulance” someone shouted!

The ambulance arrived shortly and very gently they brought the driver out of the damaged car. It was a man in his late sixties. The reason for the accident because apparent when the paramedics examined him. ” This guy has suffered a heart attack while driving and lost the control of his vehicle” he explained. ” Thank God, that no one was injured in the crash”. People turned their attention towards the violin player who was standing with the child he had rescued on the side of the crash. A very shaken woman, the boy’s mom was profusely thanking him and the crowd started to applaud the brave action of him, which saved the boy’s life.

Written for the following;

One daily prompt ;

Gift

FOWC;

Driver

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Happiness is;

Happiness is

Not to have to worry

about where to rest your head at night

Happiness is

Not to go hungry or crave food

A belly full, is a heart content

Happiness is

The cold and snow won’t scare

When a warm blanket is there to comfort

Happiness is

Thirst can be quenched with water

That doesn’t bring illness or death

Happiness is

To sleep and not worry about

A raid or a bomb killing you at night

Happiness is

To have a place you can call home

Not to be treated as an alien and enemy

Happiness is to be treated as an equal human being and not statistics of war.

Written for those who are looking for answers. For them happiness is to get what we all take as granted. The people in war-torn countries, the people displaced by conflicts and the people declared as aliens by the government.

Please share your thoughts and views in comments.

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More Questions from Teresa!

Queen of Questions, Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith

Has posed 16 questions for anyone brave enough to take them on!

So here it goes:

THWQ Dec5

Today’s Questions:

1. What is the strangest gift you have ever received?

I love getting gifts, at any time of the year but specially on my birthday. A couple of years ago a friend of mine gifted me with a cashmere shawl. The gift wasn’t strange in itself. The strange thing or I should say the hilarious thing was that I had given her the shawl the year before on her birthday and she had forgotten that!

2. Someone is feeling blue, how do you cheer them up?

Try to distract their mind from the worries playing on their mind.

3. What is your favorite quote?

Cheer up, things can always be worse. It doesn’t earn me any popularity with my friends or family. But I can’t help it. Things can really be worse!

4. What are two songs that people would be surprised to see in your playlist?

I don’t think that anyone will be surprised with my playlist because they know that I listen to a very unusual mix of music.

5. What is your favorite myth?

That star signs influence a person’s personality!

6. What book best describes your life?

Haven’t read it yet.

7. What is something you recently learned?

That if you try to learn technology via YouTube, surprise surprise, you actually can!

8. What phrase are you most tired of hearing?

If you stick long enough with your diet, you will get to your desired weight.

9. If your bathroom could speak, what would it say?

Yey! A clean up every day!!!

10. You know a secret, can you keep it?

I do try, and then I just tell it to one person, my best friend! 😛

11. What would your 15-minutes of fame be for?

Writing the best ever blog post!

12. Who is the mysterious visitor to Poe’s grave?

Absolutely no idea.

13. Fast food joints – best one, okay one, and worst one.

They  would have to be comparatively better than the rest, and that would be Dominos and the worst KFC!

14. If you could be in a tv show, which one would it be?

The Jeopardy?

15. Which would you rather be able to read: someone’s mind or someone’s heart (emotions)?

None of the above. Though I would want my kids to be able to read my heart and see my love for them there.

16. What is one song that always makes you smile (video please)

Clap your hands if you are happy

321 Quote me

Rory of A Guy called Bloke and K9 Doodlepips has come up with another quotes challenge;

Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Thank the Selector

Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.

Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

Note: Although this is the topic for today there is no specific deadline to it, meaning you can answer as and when.

Please Note l will be reblogging your responses unless you wish for me to NOT do so.

Topic For Today: ”Cinderella Today”

We loved the Cinderella story when we were kids. The rags to riches sort of tale always holds a fascination for people. And throw in a Prince Charming, sweet revenge of triumphing over evil step mother and you have the perfect story to idolize over.

What would Cinderella be today and would she act differently or think in a modern way? I don’t think so. The girl which was portrayed as Cinderella was a good hearted and kind one. She loved the animal as she was kind to humans. My two quotes from Cinderella are;

A fairly tale cannot be, without wishes coming true. And whose to say that if we firmly believe in something and work for it, that it won’t come true!

This is a universally accepted criteria for goodness. Have courage and be kind. Though, kindness is its own reward, in life we acknowledge that what goes around comes around. And any venture in life needs courage.

So there is my contribution to this quote Challenge.

Let me know what you think about it!

I am tagging;

I didn’t have my glasses on

Monaminga

My Namesté356 Online

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Sunday picnic

It was a golden autumn day. A bit of chill in the air but glorious sunshine and the smell of fall. Robin and Jerry made a plan to have picnic in the nearby park. The park had a wonderful atmosphere, being surrounded by tall trees and nice trails. There were quite a few people there walking, strolling or enjoying an outdoor meal with family or friends.

Robin had been friends with Jerry, since they had started college together. With time their friendship had blossomed into love, and they were now planning to get married after graduating.

The ground was a bit damp but since the sun was shining brightly, it wasn’t unpleasant to sit on the blanket spread on the grass. The floor of the forest was strewn with fallen leaves of all hues of rust and gold.

As they were enjoying their lunch, a dog appeared. It was a cute one, a golden retriever. Jerry offered the dog a bit of his leftover sandwich.

The dog, after sniffing it, gobbled it up. As the dog was finishing its impromptu meal, the silence was disrupted by an eruption of wrath from a man. He apparently was the owner of the dog, his anger was directed at Jerry for feeding his dog ” rubbish” according to the man. Both Jerry and Robin tried to pacify the man but he was adamant with his fatuous accusation. The apology from both of them has as little effect on him as their efforts to smooth over the turbulent situation. They were attracting attention from others around them and Robin was feeling a bit embarrassed now. Thankfully, just then a boy of about ten, came towards them. At his approach, the dog ran to him. “Dad, why are you being angry with these people” he asked.

Dad, stopped his rant and looked at his son, a bit shamefaced.

“I am sorry, my dad was worried when we couldn’t find Max, our dog. He gets a bit “upset”! “

He dragged his dad away, the dog went too, giving them a friendly look.

“Now I wouldn’t want to face this guy again” said Jerry as them were packing up their stuff.

Written for the following;

Your daily prompt;

Fatuous

FOWC;

Floor

RDP; (for 5th Dec)

Friendship

Word of the day;

Eruption

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RDP

FPQ # 4

“Is it better to know or is it better to not know?”

This the latest FPQ, posed by Fandango, of This ,That and the Other.

My answer to this is, yes. Most empathetically yes!

Knowledge is the key to understanding. Not only the world around us but ourselves too. Knowing the answers or at least trying to know is our instinct. The result is all the development in the world today.

Knowing the facts in life makes the decision process easy. It also provides the insight into the workings of all that surrounds us. That is how the technology came into being.

Knowing our own strengths and weaknesses can lead us to manage our lives in a better way. Similarly the knowledge of these qualities in others is also a big factor in how we deal with them.

Knowing about our moral creed saves us from confusion and gives us an anchor in life. It serves a basis upon which we build our faith. And is essential for our spiritual well-being.

Knowing about what illnesses we have had, have and could have is also very important for our physical survival. Know what foods are good for us and which ones are harmful. What are health promoting habits and which can be detrimental for our health are all fact that come from knowledge.

In conclusion I would say that if we want to live a life of ease and enlightenment, we should strive to KNOW!

Check out the latest FPQ, from Fandango!

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The miracle of Nature

The butterflies were flitting from flower to flower. The scene was so beautiful, as the colorful flowers were being serenaded by the flitting butterflies in so rich hues.

Wherever we look, we see miracles of nature, its beauty and the magnificent colors. And how it is all fitting-in seamlessly, like the choreography of a theatre play. Not one of the nature’s creation can exist on its own. Each are depended on the other, some for propagation and some for survival.

The flowers are being pollinated by the butterflies and the bees. The bees are gathering nectar from the flowers to make honey. Smaller animals are depended upon insects, vegetation and flora to stay alive . And so on and on goes this circle of survival. And has been going on for millions of years.

The mechanics of the universe are running smoothly without interruption or hitches. This vast universe has a working pattern of its own. Rules that govern the survival of the fittest in nature. At the same time, nature has provided safeguards for the weak. The young are cared and provided for by the parents. The species unable to exist on their own are provided a support system called symbiosis. Where the weaker species latch onto the stronger one. The most beautiful example being that of Orchids.

We need to observe and reflect on the perfect universe and the true feelings of thankfulness emerges from these reflections. It is inspiring to observe nature and it’s miracles!

Written for the following;

One daily word prompt;

Miracle

FOWC;

Theatre

word of the day challenge;

Inspiring

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