September 2012 marks a new season of Six Word Fridays

I am one of those people who has lived most of her life believing the real ‘New Year’ happened in September not January. I am pleased to pass on the word that Six Word Fridays will be starting a new season with a new host this September. If you were not part of Melissa’s past Six Word Fridays click on the image in my sidebar that matches the one above  to learn about the new season.  To view Melissa Camera Wilkins  site click on her name or click on the other Six Word Fridays badge that is lower down in my sidebar.


Thoughtful Thursday — Reality TV

Are there any reality TV shows you’d try out for?

No.  I have no desire to be seen on TV.  With the quantity of reality program I confess there are a few that I do watch on a regular basis and a few of those do include people who are not outrageous but I still want to give up my spot on my couch for a place in front of the cameras.

My semi- or not so semi- trashy viewing habits:  Real Housewives of NYC (who prove that money does not buy class, neither do distant minor European titles), MasterChef (I admire the skills of the home cooks, I could not match their talent and I would not stand for the verbal beatings they have to take from Gordon Ramsey et al), and the cooking competitions for pros like Chopped or Top Chef Masters.

How about you?  Would you put yourself in front of the cameras for fame, fortune, or other reasons?  Are you refined enough, busy enough to avoid the whole reality TV medium?  If you do indulge in reality TV watching which programs have you hooked?


Wacky Wednesday — National Scrabble Week

I never was a Scrabble addict and I certainly was not a champion Scrabble player but since I got an iPhone back in March I have found myself playing  Words with Friends almost daily.   The beauty of Words with Friends over the traditional board game for me is that I  can put a word out if even if I am not sure that it is spelled correctly and attempt to play it without showing my opponent.  If it is correct it will go through and be scored, if it is incorrect  I can simply  try again or opt for another word.  And I can take the time between turns that I might want to check a dictionary app regarding definitions of words I might not recognize that are played by others.

Are you a traditional Scrabble player?  Have you  delved into the Words with Friends world?

Music Monday – Kathleen Battle

The soprano Kathleen Battle was born on  August 13, 1948.  She studied at the  University of Cincinnati College–Conservatory of Music  She has won 5 Grammy Awards for recordings made between 1986 to 1993.  I decided to post the YouTube video below but only because it is a
“popular” operatic selection but also because I like Ms Battle’s diva dress.

Thoughtful Thursday – Do you prefer the city or the country?

Do you prefer the city or the country?

This is a “the grass is always greener on the other side” question in all likely hood.  I have lived all my life in the rural countryside.  Going to the city is always a treat, a chance to see museums, hear music, eat at different restaurants, shop for things not available in person back home.  I dream of having those opportunities available on a daily basis, of having public transit to jump on to take me them.  But…,  there is always a but, after 7 to 10 days I tire of the dirty, grimy feeling that comes from the crush of people and  I start  longing  for fresher, cleaner air.  Still I believe living in a city is something I would find pleasing as long as I could escape to the country from time to time.  That and afford a lovely condo in a nice neighborhood.   Do not expect to hear that I have relocated anytime soon.