Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday Smiles # 243???

Some of my regular readers saw a sneak peek at the History Museum I visited at the end of September.  I have SO many photos, I thought I would share a few of them each Friday for awhile, along with some funny stories, quotes, verse, or jokes I found when I was cleaning my office.

I'll share the funny stuff first, so you don't have to see the photos of the museum if you are just here for Annie's Friday Smiles.

To keep a marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.
~ Ogden Nash

Q. What do you call a boomerang that doesn't come back"
A. A stick.

He thought he was a wit and he was half right.

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

An old man sees a friend sitting on a park bench weeping.  "How have things been with you, Bob," he asks his older friend.
"Great.  I just married a beautiful young woman."
"Wonderful! But then why are you crying?"
"I can't remember where I live."

I hope at least one or two of those made you smile.  Now for some photos of the History Museum.

This is the first room you enter after you pay.  Of course, all I needed was a ticket provided by the Smithsonian Museum Day event.

I loved the sign and the examples of texting a century ago.

Postcards from some of the buildings from 100 years or so ago.

I realize this may not be something you want to learn about, because most of the items here deal with either our state's sesquicentennial or interesting facts about my city.

Part of the problem is, lots of displays are behind glass and difficult to photograph.

From the time when native Americans ruled the plains.

What I loved about this museum was there were lots of hands ON things you could do,

like call a local phone number for $0.10 (1/10th of a dollar).

Of course, I had to sit in the phone booth, but could only get adequate photos from outside the booth.

You should also be able to type something on this typewriter,

but when I tried, I saw the ribbon was at the end of the spool.

I walked out of the first room and saw this picture of the History Museum in the alcove as I climbed the stairs to the second floor.  I'll share more photos from this museum next Friday.

Thanks for visiting today and now let's head to A Stitch in Time for a Friday Smile.   It's always great to start the weekend with a smile.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Finishing my rusty altered tip-in book

As I was finishing my rusty altered book, it occurred to me I may have never shown this on my blog.  It's so old, the photos were taken with my old camera.

Rust is everywhere!

It shows I played with friends.  We each picked our own theme and of course, I chose rust.  This was the first swap I was in, not the latest one.

Yes, I sewed, even back then.  I see my tension was better then, too!

I don't even remember where I got this head for my rusty dancing lady, but I really like her face.

I don't remember all the materials I used, but I know I rusted the dancing lady and added rusty fabric, two rusty nails, more fabric, a key, corrugated cardboard, thread, and various found papers.

Thanks for joining me today as I finish putting this Rust Swap altered book to bed.  All that's left is to decorate the covers of my 3-ring book I've placed my swap items in.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday wonders: burgers and fries

Just so you know, these photos do NOT entice me to go out and buy another hamburger, but I know my friend Ro will be going crazy over them.

And finally, the ultimate


I want to thank each of you for visiting today and inspiring my Wednesday wonders posts.  Although the photos come from Pexels, my ideas come from visiting your blogs, and this week I have Ro to thank.

Monday, October 16, 2017

T Stands For Going Over To The Dark Side

I'd like to begin by saying I've been lulled into this post after visiting my friend Ro (In the Know With Ro) who recently wrote about her love of hamburgers.  To be honest with you, I never cared for hamburger meat even when I was a meat eater.  But now, it's almost a sin.

So what drew me to Bionic Burger the other day still confounds me.  I was simply amazed I wanted a hamburger.  But, like an addict who can't say no to that next "fix," I couldn't shake my desire for a greasy three patty Bionic Burger.  I had the good sense to drink water with it, at least.

As soon as I got it, I had to take a few photos.   There was no way I was going to be able to pick it up, but at least I could show the three,

yes, count them, three greasy (see the grease under my fingernail in the photo above?) patties that make up 1/2 pound of hamburger.

Just the way I like it, too: mustard, pickle, and grilled onions.  Eat your heart out, Ro.

I still have no idea why I became obsessed with a hamburger, except possibly the idea of having grilled onions, but I have to admit, although it may look hard to eat, it was really, really delicious.  Don't worry, though.  I haven't given up my vegetarian ways.  I just won't be having another one of these for --------- let's see --------------------- probably in my lifetime.

After I ate, I took a few photos of just a few of the signs in the establishment.  I'll save them for next time, though, because right now, I'm not here and won't be around for most of this day.  So now it's up to you.

It's time to share your drink related post this week.  It can be photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, teabags, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink. Regardless, please share below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.  Old photos are acceptable because they may be taken any time.