Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Short List Of Facts For Today...!

Today I'm gonna do something easy because it's my Birthday!

Hard to believe that I'm actually 69 years old! Boy, for someone that never thought I would see 25, I went a little past that! Anyway, a lot of things on this list you probably know, but it's still a fun list! Besides, it's easy!

1. A firefly is not a fly – it is a beetle

2. A prairie dog is not a dog – it is a rodent

3. India ink is not from India – it is from China and Egypt

4. A horned toad is not a toad – it is a lizard

5. A lead pencil does not contain lead – it contains graphite

6. A douglas fir is not a fir – it is a pine

7. A silkworm is not a worm – it is a caterpillar

8. A peanut is not a nut – it is a legume

9. A koala bear is not a bear – it is a marsupial

10. An English horn is not English and it isn’t a horn – it is a French alto oboe

11. A guinea pig is not from guinea and it is not a pig – it is a rodent from South America

12. Shortbread is not a bread – it is a thick cookie

13. Dresden China is not from Dresden – it is from Meissen

14. A shooting star is not a star – it is a metorite

15. A funny bone is not a bone – it is the spot where the ulnar nerve touches the humerus

16. Chop suey is not a native Chinese dish – it was invented by Chinese immigrants in California

17. A bald eagle is not bald – it has flat white feathers on its head and neck when mature, and dark feathers when young

18. A banana tree is not a tree – it is a herb

19. A cucumber is not a vegetable – it is a fruit

20. A jackrabbit is not a rabbit – it is a hare

21. A piece of catgut is not from a cat – it is usually made from sheep intestines

22. A Mexican jumping bean is not a bean – it is a seed with a larva inside

23. A Turkish bath is not Turkish – it is Roman

24. A sweetbread is not a bread – it is the pancreas or thymus gland from a calf or lamb

I hope you enjoy this little bit of trivia. Like I said, it's an easy list and I need some easy today! All the sudden I feel old, very old! Wonder why that is?

Coffee out on the patio this morning, but we may have to move inside. Anyone have an extra cookie?


Mamahen said...


Mamahen said...

I was trying to say and many more before my keyboard took on a life of it's own there...What kind of cookie would you like....I have chocolate chip n almond or would you rather have birthday cake :))

Unknown said...

Hello Dear!!! Happy birthday to you!!! May god bless you.

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Chickenmom said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Mr. Hermit!
Lots of good wishes and a big 'Thank You' for being here for us everyday. Me thinks there are going to be a lot of goodies to share around the patio table today! Enjoy your very special day!

Ken said...

...Happy Birthday Jim, "easy" is just fine today, you have a good one Brother...

SHARON said...

and a BIG Happy Birthday to you!

linda m said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Mr. Hermit. Sure hope you have a wonderful day. Enjoyed today's "easy" post. I have some German sour cream twists if you want some.

Rob said...

Happy Birthday!

And thank you for the herb, who'd have thought... It's neat learning something new!

texasann said...

Bubba -
A big Happy Birthday to you! I hope you received my card, and hope to see you this weekend, and for many more weekends to come!

Bigger hugs than every day!

texasann said...

Bubba -
A big Happy Birthday to you! I hope you received my card, and hope to see you this weekend, and for many more weekends to come!

Bigger hugs than every day!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Happy Birthday, Hermit. Pretty soon you will catch up to me, but not as long as I am still kicking.

Duke said...

Happy Birthday my friend.

HermitJim said...

Hey Mamahen...
Mine does that once in a while!

Thanks for the good wishes and the visit!

Momlady said...

Wishing you the perfect birthday day.

HermitJim said...

Hey Bruce...
Many thanks for coming by today!

Hey Phyllis...
I like goodies! Especially edible ones!

Thanks so much for the visit and good wishes!

Hey Ken...
Long time, no see, my brother!

Thanks for the good thoughts and the visit!

Hey Sharon...
Thanks, my friend! I appreciate that!

Thanks also for coming by today!

Hey Linda...
German sour cream twist sounds real good!

Glad you enjoyed the post today!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Rob...
Finding out something new is always cool!

Thanks for the kind thoughts and the visit!

Hey Sis...
Thanks for the birthday wishes!

I appreciate you coming over today!

Hey Duke...
Thanks for the good wishes, my friend!

I appreciate you coming by today!

Hey Dizzy...
I'm not far behind ya, buddy!

Thanks for coming by today!

JO said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a very special friend. Hope you have a wonderful day. You deserve the best and biggest birthday cake ever. Your not old I proclaim 69 the new middle age. :)

Fun post today to get things started!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you have a wonderful wonderful day. Looks like there's a buffet on your patio today!
How 'bout I serve coffee this morning?

deb harvey said...

many blessed days to you, especially your birthday.
once my mum had been working and she collapsed into a chair near dad. he said,' what's wrong?' she replied,' it's hard to be pushing forty!'
[this to a man nearly fifteen years her senior!]
he looked at her a moment and said, 'wait 'til you're pulling it!!'
so, you're not really all that old, i can tell cause your brain is still vigorous, thanks be to God!!

many blessed returns.
always enjoy your writing. lots of esoteric info.
deb harvey

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
I appreciate your good wishes, my friend!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Sci...
Always a pleasure to see you!

Thanks for serving the coffee and for the visit!

Hey Debora...
Glad to have you come by again! It's been too long!

blondie said...

Well if it isn't my Favorite Hermit having yet Another Birthday! lol

Just had to stop by to wish you a Happy Birthday and remind you that you're not getting older, you're getting better and you know it!

Birthday Hugs to you Jim for another safe and prosperous year ahead!

Three Cheers!
Judy / blondie

Recycled Cottage & Garden said...

Hope your birthday was the best! God grant you many more!

xox-Missi Mi-xox said...

Happy Birthday Jim ... Great to see you are still going well. Still dro[ by ... just been very quiet

Keep smiling


Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Belated birthday wishes since the day is nearly gone, HJ. Hope you had a great day and a wonderful year ahead.