Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday Morning Mish-mash

First, thanks to everyone who tried Friday's riddles. Here are the official answers.

1 - There is a clerk at the butcher shop, he is five feet ten inches tall and he wears size 13 sneakers. What does he weigh?
He weighs meat. He's a butcher.
2 - Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?
Mt. Everest.  I didn't ask for the tallest "discovered" mountain. 
 3 - How much dirt is there in a hole that measures two feet by three feet by four feet?
None. A hole is an empty space.

Did everyone have a good weekend? I did. I got to celebrate Father's Day with my dad. He lives out of state so it's always a treat for me when we get together.

Can you see the family resemblance? Hint: it's in the caps.
One of the many things  I enjoy about this time of year is the return of those summer cable TV shows. I remember when summer meant nothing but re-runs. Now it's a whole second season. My favorite summer shows are Burn Notice (sadly in its final season), Rizzoli and Isles,  Major Crimes, Covert Affairs, and Suits.  How about you? Do you have any summer TV favorites.

News flash: I just found out a non-fiction piece I wrote has been selected for publication in an upcoming Chicken Soup for the Soul.  Can I get a woo woo?

I've got to post and run. It's going to be one of those days. I'll be around to visit everyone this evening or tomorrow morning.

Thoughts for Today:

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.

Did you ever notice when you put "The" and "IRS" together it spells "Theirs"?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

In a Chicken Soup book? That's awesome, LD.
I'm really going to miss Burn Notice...

Robin said...

I agree about cable TV running on a totally different schedule. That rocks! I love having NEW shows in the summertime:)

Congrats on your short story in a Chicken Soup book. That is awesome:)

Murees Dupé said...

Congratulations on getting your non-fiction piece published. It is always a great achievement and always very well deserved. I think it is so great that you got to spend father's day with your dad. Well your riddles left me stumped, even though you did provide the answers.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Woo woo!!! That's for your submission making it into a collection AND for me knowing ALL the answers. Told ya I was smart.

As for TV - we're also watching Covert Affairs and Rizzoli & Isles. We've also started watching King and Maxwell (looks interesting) and I'll be glued to the set (well, maybe the DVR) for Under the Dome.

Jan Newman said...

You're a hoot! :) And, yes, you can get a woo-woo. Great news.

LuAnn Braley said...

wOO WOO! That is fantastic, LD! I can't wait to read it!

Bummed about Burn Notice. Looking forward to Covert Affairs. Lovin' Royal Pains (is Dr. Hank going to be an addict now?) and Necessary Roughness. I guess most of the shows I watch regularly are on USA Network.

I'm glad you got to spend time with your Dad on Father's Day. Mine passed in 1979. Luckily, due to my husband's parents' multiple marriage, I have an abundance of in-laws...wait, that's a good thing, right? :p

Kaye George said...

Yes, you can get a WOO WOO! Wonderful news!

Maria Zannini said...

I knew Chicken Soup would buy it. Huzzah and confetti.

Mark Koopmans said...

WOW to the WOO! WOO!

Great news and even better that you got to hang out with your Dad on Father's Day :)

PS.. I *LOVE* your "LD-isms." Those quiz questions and the thoughts for the day were great :)

Like Arnold used to always say: I'll be back!"

mshatch said...

You can definitely get a woohoo! And I used to love Burn Notice when I had satellite tv.

Emily R. King said...

Woot! Congrats on your piece being selected!

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats on your Chicken Soup sale!

My favorite summer show is Longmire.

Morgan said...

Oooo... congratulations on the publication! Yaaaay! And LOVE the picture.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Look at you two together!

Loved the line about a kid's middle name. That's probably why I go by my middle name. I used to hear it a lot as a kid.

Cate Masters said...

Woo woo! Congrats on making Chicken Soup!
Great pic of you and your dad. :)

LD Masterson said...

Alex - Thanks. And me, too. I love Fiona. (Can't we just shoot them?)

Robin - A lot better than reruns. And thanks.

Murees - I'll do a few more riddles tomorrow to give you another chance.

Stacy - Hey, I never doubted it (that you were smart). Yeah, I can't wait for Under the Dome.

Jan - Thanks for the woo woo.

LuAnn - Thanks. Have to admit I'm losing interest in Royal Pains. Maybe it will perk up this year. I like Necessary Roughness.

Kaye - Thanks. I was pretty jazzed about it.

Maria - Oh pooh. Now I have to sweep up the confetti. You couldn't have thrown chocolate? *grin*

Mark - Having the chance to be with my dad actually outweighed the woo woo. I'm glad you enjoy my blog. By all means, come back.

mshatch - I'd hate losing my cable. Too many of my favorites are cable only.

Emily - Thanks. Now I have a couple woo woos and a woot.

Carol - Haven't seen Longmire. I'll have to check it out.

Morgan - Thanks - for both.

Diane - Um, so did I. That's what my D stands for.

LD Masterson said...

Hi Cate. I didn't see you sneak in while I was answering comments. Thanks on both counts. said...

LD, that is FANTASTIC! WOOWOO! Chicken Soup gets flooded with entrees (I've tried several times in the past). I'm so excited for you. Do keep us posted, and let us know which book (i.e., for what type of soul) it is. CONGRATS!

Besides the caps, you and your dad have the same warm face and smile. It's really special that you shared the day together.


Sarah Allen said...

I got my dad The Onions Book of Known Knowledge, and he got a kick out of it :)

Sarah Allen
(From Sarah, with Joy)

LD Masterson said...

Robyn - Thanks. I should have said - it's this year's Christmas book.

Sarah - Sounds great.