Tag Archives: Jeopardy

Theme Song Thursday: I love Jeopardy!

23 May

Question: What does Toni do all day instead of writing, artwork, cleaning, and cooking?

Answer: Watch Jeopardy, Alex.

My afternoon ritual consists of a cup of tea and watch recorded episodes of Jeopardy. I was so proud of myself because I was 3 for 3 in guessing the final Jeopardy question correctly. Granted, I usually miss 75% of the regular questions, but man… I’m good at the final. See how you do.

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Category: Civil War… I just guessed on this one, but a good guess. Hum the theme song to yourself now.

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Category: Art world. I’ll admit, I took an educated guess with my limited Spanish vocab. Hum……

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Category: American women. Now, I bet all of you get this one, so wager all your money. I didn’t even guess. More humming…

Now that you have made your wagers, I will tell you the correct answers. Lets see if you were 3 for 3 also. I’m sure you were.
First: Tennessee- I just tried to think of a long wide state.
Second: Bull Fighting- I thought maybe a toro was in there somehow.
Third: Rosa Parks- She wasn’t going to move to the back of the bus. You go, girl!

Don’t I live an exciting life? That was rhetorical. You know I do.

Sittin’ Around Sunday: Another Lazy Day

20 May

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Albert Einstein

Thank goodness Mr. Einstein was talking about men and not women, because I spend way too much time reading my emails, blogs, and the newspaper, and very little time using my brain. So, I’m not lazy, maybe just a little preoccupied.

After I made all my phone calls, ate my funny-face breakfast, looked at the Sunday paper, and watched several recorded Jeopardy episodes, I actually got some painting done. See, not all lazy!

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Breakfast- my breakfast is looking at me.

My kitchen table has been covered with glass vases, paints and brushes all week. Needless to say, nothing got painted. So, today was the big day. I actually started late last night, but finished the majority of the painting today, two coats. Then, I got interrupted letting the dogs in and out and in at least 50 times. What do you think?

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Of course, there’s always time to do a little baking. Not my famous brownies or peach upside-down cake. Nope! I have to bake the glassware after painting. My second favorite kinda baking.

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Look what’s cookin’!

Yep, another sittin’ around Sunday!

Sunday Cinema: I Watch Way Too Much TV

8 Apr

Sundays are my lazy day. I sit with my Sunday newspaper, a cup of hot tea, and the remote control, what more could I ask for? I become mesmerized and a trance-like state overtakes my subconscious, rendering me immobile for endless hours.

Today, I got hooked on Turner Classic Movie Channel. They always have great old classics and black and white movies. “The Young Philadelphians” from 1959, with Paul Newman and Barbara Rush was on. I’d never seen it. 136 minutes later… where did the day go?

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“Mad Men” Season 6 premiere took up another 2 hour chunk of my evening. Did you see it? What did you think? I wasn’t too impressed. Maybe 6 years is a stretch.

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Like everything else I write about, I consulted my good friend Mr. Google to research what has been written about watching too much TV. NOT a good idea. TMI once again. Studies say… Well, I can’t even scratch the surface of all the harmful effects of excessive television viewing.

I’m really paranoid now. I will be watching for the warning signs of depression, diabetes, violent outbursts, insomnia, obesity, cancer, heart attack, vision loss, and so much more. To counteract the debilitating erosion to the other parts of my body, I’m strengthening my brain by watching several recorded episodes of Jeopardy while writing this post. Hope it works. I’m beyond giving up watching endless hours of TV. Is there a support group for me?

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