Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Thursday, April 19 -- Henry Hook

I just spent a half hour on this, only to have it disappear when I tried to bring in a picture. I don't know how it happened, but I'm not up to doing it all again. Damn!

It's been windy all day, and that's made me on edge. It hasn't let up for five minutes. I love my wind chimes, but they've just been banging around since I got home four hours ago. Not pleasant.

Also not pleasant was today's puzzle. I'm not much for themes that involve words connected to one another but all over the grid. Visit one of the linked blogs for more information on the theme.

Clues/answers I liked (for the second time!)

25A: ones out for a while (dozers). What I need to be pretty soon

16D: __Bear (Papa). Mama appeared at 47D.

5D: Children of Norman and Enid (Sooners). Clever--can't believe I got it right away.

53D: Trick part? (Knee). No problems with my knee, but this left shoulder has been giving me fits since November. Actually, it's my biceps tendon, probably damaged lifting weights. You try to be buff... I had an appointment today with Holly, a physical therapist who's also an acupuncturist. She lives in Seattle but spends a week a month in Grand Junction. After an hour and a half with her, my arm feels better than it has in months.

6A: Writer Silverstein (Shel). Loved that guy, loved his books. The picture I was bringing in (won't try that again) was of The Giving Tree. If you haven't read it, go out today and get a copy. It's a must-read for everyone--kids and adults.

50D: "It's been__!" (ages). My first answer was real, later changed to agas.

1A: Hardware purchases (brads). I thought this might be about computers, but I was pleased to see it was about REAL hardware. We're getting an Ace Hardware within walking distance of our house. I seriously love hardware stores.

25D: Johnny of Hollywood (Depp). I'm going to try to bring in this picture, as a favor to Orange. She'd previously requested beefcake. But first, I'll save this as a draft.

Well, something's not working right. Guess I'll give up.

Colorado's own Coors Field made it to the puzzle at 28D. We live about four hours from Denver, and I've never been to a Rockies game. When we lived in Kansas City, we saw the Royals play the Seattle Mariners. Does anyone remember Barry Bonnell? He played for the Toronto BlueJays before Seattle. He went to high school with a friend, and he took the three of us to dinner when he came to Kansas City. He was a nice guy, but I don't know if he was a good baseball player. I'm sure one of you knows more about that.

Don enjoyed his first day off since January 1. Somehow Dooley knew that he shouldn't bark at 6 this morning, and we were able to sleep until 7:30. It was divine, as was drinking coffee together for two hours. We've been married for 25 years and still enjoy spending time together. Ain't it great.

Linda G


DONALD said...

Google's blogger had some sort of glitch last night -- really messed up what I was trying to do also -- but woke up this morning to a functioning Google and a clearer mind!

Let's see that Johnny Depp!

Norrin2 said...

I was up till after midnight messing with Blogger. It would (sometimes) let me upload a picture from a website but not from my hard drive.
Shel Silverstein was a real renaissance man, in addition to his children's books -- and I second the recommendation for The Giving Tree he was also a poet, a songwriter, a singer, a and a cartoonist, and he was probably proficient in some other fields I've forgotten.