Guessing Game

Last Saturday, I asked Natasha an important question. “Guess what day it is?’ After a few seconds of intense thought… “Is it my birthday?” No. “Is it Saturday?” Well, yeah, but…no. “Is it Star Trek Day?” Every day is Star Trek Day. “Is it Columbus Day?” No. Natasha guessed a few additional days related to Star Trek and whatever bounced off the top of her head, but I don’t remember the exact words. In trying to recollect them several hoursRead more

Identity: Do You Know Me?

Where does one start with defining their personal identity? Do I start with the name I was given upon birth? Or at age 5, the year I began wearing glasses? Do I mention high school, the years of attempting to find self-esteem and a date? Or of the first foray into adulthood, securing my own apartment at the age of 18? What about securing a job that would take me on a 40-year journey? Or how I failed to runRead more

Gray Tubes for Sale

For those of you who read the latest edition of “What the Heck?”, I’m here to provide closure. (Click on the answers to #1 and #2 to see images.) Daisy Wheel. I was astounded to find this object amid the closet junk. We had thrown away its companion Canon typewriter in the trash years ago when the computer made it obsolete. I have no idea how the daisy wheel hung onto life in the darkness, but it did. I believeRead more

A or B?

We’ve all done it. Paid a visit to the eye doctor. Sat in a chair with our faces plastered to a doo-dad contraption, our chins supported in a little plastic holder. We’ve looked through lenses and recited letters on the wall. If we can read them. And then we move on to multiple choice. “Which is better, clearer? A or B? A or B? A or B?” I’m always afraid I’ll get it wrong, that a buzzer will go off andRead more

A Breakfast of Answers

I’m a little disappointed that only three readers responded to the latest WTH  v.3 challenge. Did you not eat your breakfast people? Not enough coffee or tea or sugar to foment creativity? What the heck? Seriously, though, thank you for reading, liking or participating in the last post. My simple objective, other than egotistical self-gratification, is to always engage readers at MJM and hope at least one person comes back for more melange. Okay, so back to breakfast. What didRead more

And the Answers Are…

Do you want answers to “What the Heck?” v.2? I just happen to have them for you, along with the naming of two winners. 1)  OWL PUKE.  M-R guessed the “what,” but MOSY inadvertently named it in her comment. I consider them both winners deemed worthy of my highest praise. You both rock and you are both science/weird humor geeks! Rock on with the owl puke! 2)  ORGANIC FARM EGGS.  Say what? That doesn’t make sense and, yet, it does.Read more

This is a Little Cheesy

My brother came to visit for Mother’s Day weekend. This was two and a half days filled with mom time, eating, running here, eating, more mom time, running there, eating, shopping, eating, taking mom out to…eat. Yeah, lots of foodstuffs touched my lips, but the head cold I was sporting was unimpressed with attempts at gluttony. By the time Saturday evening rolled around, I could not make myself order the  delicious jaeger schnitzel at Stone Cellar Brew Pub, which isRead more

Do You Want Answers?

Well, I’ve got ’em for you! Gibbs wanted me to wait another day or two to supply answers for the Cat Scrabble Crossword, but I suspect you have either 1) long solved the puzzle, 2) gave up after 4 across, or 3) rolled your eyes and moved onto someone else’s blog post. So, without further ado… PS: If you managed to fill in all the blanks correctly, text me your address and I’ll mail you a paper clip or rubberRead more

Cat Scrabble Crossword

~Guest Post from The Gray One~ She doesn’t know this, but I have been in secret training to challenge the human to a marathon Scrabble match. Winner takes all. (I have yet to figure out what “all” means, except that the human will succumb to my demands when I win.) Ziva has not been involved in training, as she prefers to nap her lazy lump into oblivion. Therefore, I must train alone and strategize against the female who knows how toRead more

Random Q & A

Strange thoughts circled around my head this week. Random questions and random answers.  I blame caffeine, a busy week and lack of sleep. Readers, please help me answer the swirling questions. Pick a letter or two, or come up with an answer of your own. Leave a stupid comment. You can even ask your own burning question for another reader to answer. Have fun with it!  I’ll be back after I do the dishes and watch Project Runway. Q: Why can I rememberRead more