Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I bet many of you have played the Word Power in Reader's Digest before. You know, they give you a word and four meanings to chose from. Sometimes they seem easy. Sometimes challenging. But you almost always come away from them knowing a little more.
Well, the same idea is at work for good over at Free Rice. You are given a word and four meanings (synonyms). For every correct answer you earn 20 grains of rice. Every time you answer correct, the words get tougher. Miss, and it backs up to an easier level. When you stop playing your "rice" goes to the United Nations fund for world hunger.
I played for about 30 minutes today, maximum level 40 and earned over 4,000 grains! So, if you are a vocabulary nut or you know you need to grow your vocabulary it's a great way to have some fun and help fill a need.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
Many in J-land have been listing the first line of the first entry of each month of 2007 in thier journals. I've indulged and am putting my own spin on it. I have selected my personal favorite entry from each month and quoted the first line from it. All are linkable. If you are new to Caneyhead or missed one, it'd mean a lot to me if you read these if you haven't. As they are the ones most precious to me.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Must enter four confessions about yourself. Here's mine.....
1. In middle school some friends and I were at a sleepover at the pastor's daughters house; the parsonage. We slipped out in the middle of the night and streaked around the church in our undies. Why? I don't know. But the song the Streak by Ray Stevens was very popular around here at the time.
2. While I was in college, I had a romantic midnight pic-nic atop Arthur Temple's lear jet hanger in Diboll, TX. Why? My date was a good college buddy of his son.
3. I once threw Pete's supper in the front yard, pots and all. Why? He was leaving without eating it.
4. After we moved to Caneyhead there was a long time of no rain. When finally one day a beautiful shower started, I told Pete I'd love to dance in the rain naked for the pure joy of it. He said something like "What's stopping you?" So, I ditched my clothes and danced naked in the rain in our yard. Bubba hid. Pete stood in the doorway and watched. Aren't you thankful we live in the woods?!
Now play along! I double dog dare you to! ;o)
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