Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Morning Flowers and Road Trip Review!

Happy Monday, My People!

I hope your week is starting off well.

Here is your Flower Love:





Some inquisitive readers wanted more details of my time with the English Majors.

Here is just a sample of our exciting activities:

1) Discussion of the words "field" and "prairie" and the differences implied by each.

2) Recitation of "To His Coy Mistress" from memory.

3) Heated argument concerning James Joyce and his place in the literary canon

4) Near brawl over the use of quotation marks in third paragraph of Jane Eyre.

5) Spontaneous game of bowling.

6) Various movie/book reviews.

7) Confusion over numbers on restaurant bill. (Math--not our strong suit.)

8) Debate of name to be given to GPS Lady. Helen? Linda? Debbie?

9) Visit to book store. Played "Read It" at book table display.

10) Stayed up until 11:00 at night!!!!


Whew! You can see why I needed a day or two to recover.


Hope you have a great week!


A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.

--Bernard Meltzer

47 comments:

Daisy said...

Beautiful flowers to greet me this morning, Betty. Thank you!

11:00!! Oh my! You poor dear! You need some rest.

As for the GPS lady, I find her voice extremely annoying even though she is helpful at the same time. I don't want to give her a name because that will humanize her and then I'll have to start trying to be polite to her. haha! :-D

Lin said...

Holy Dork Fest!! I love the list--it is hilarious. Scary what we do for fun now, isn't it?? I hope there were some cocktails for that quotation mark discussion at least. That would explain a LOT.

Our GPS is named "Alphie" after my son's robotic toy when he was a kid. It would prompt him over and over again, and it would annoy him while he was thinking of the answer. Finally in frustration, he'd yell "Okay! Okay, Alphie!" I find we say the same thing to our GPS, hence the name. Well, that and the robotic voice...

You can change it to a male voice, you know.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Lovely flowers Betty, looks like you had a good time.

Yvonne.

Madi and Mom said...

BB MOL
And I can whistle Dixie standing on my head with crackers in my mouth. Hugs Madi and Mom

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hope the pins spontaneously fell down during your game!

Nicolasa said...

Gorgeous flowers! You definitely need some time to recover from that!!!

Laura said...

Beautiful flowers.
Love the list! 11:00? You're really living on the edge!
I was so tired of our old GPS (named Isabelle) that I was thrilled to find that our new one had a male voice. He was promptly named Raúl. His voice starts to grate on you after awhile too...

EmptyNester said...

Oh Betty! I just love you- you always bring a smile or a chuckle my way!

And I stayed up until MIDNIGHT Saturday! I may NEVER recover. LOL

Leanne said...

Betty - you are so silly - I just enjoy every bit of you. And congratulations on the 11pm night. Amazing how much of the world is still awake at that time, huh?

Love the flowers. Happy Monday and have a wonderful, restful week.

Leah J. Utas said...

Your road trip sounds like a blast. I would totally have similar arguments/debates with my friends.

Old Kitty said...

Brawling?!?! Fighting?!?! Fisticuffs?!?! BB!!! LOL!! Now that's what I call lively debates!!! And what art should always do to people!! Incite passion!! Hoooorah!!

Awww pretty pretty flowers, thank you! take care
x

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Thanks for the beautiful flowers. Sounds as if you had a rip-roaring time with your friends.

GPS Name - My vote is Gretel...cause she's leaving you a trail to follow. ☺

Happy Monday!

Linda said...

I had to go pull my copy of "Jane Eyre" (forgive me, I don't know how to put italics or underlines in my comment) and look at that third paragraph. I had never noticed that glaring error of quotation mark usage before. I hope it doesn't spoil my enjoyment of the book during future readings. Of course, at my age, I'll probably forget about it by then.

Next time you English majors go out to dinner, you're going to have to take along a math major.

My hubby and I are so creative. We call our GPS lady "Garmina." We found her haughty and annoying, so we switched to the male voice. But we found him directionally challenged, so we went back to Garmina.

Mamma has spoken said...

Your post reminds me of a conversation that I had with my youngest son, the grammer nazi. He is taking an English class next semester that is basically why the rules are the way they are. I made the comment that I hope he finds out for me why we have irregular verbs and plurals and what the rules for them are since to me, it seems like randomness. He proceeded to give me a disertation on the origans of the English language and how the melting of all these different languages, and that's where he lost me.
I feel sorry for his professor, he seems to think he knows it all already....

Eva Gallant said...

The flowers are lovely.
Hubby calls our GPS Mabel (which was his mother's name) because, she, too, is always telling him what to do!

Jane said...

Good morning! Love the photos. Hope that your week goes well,

Jane

Out on the prairie said...

Recalculating, go to the highlighted road.I have some intimate conversations with my little GPS love. Some turn tumultous and I offer her some words, one that starts with a F.We have been doing well lately, I may have to get her an update with lots of bling.

Brian said...

Gee, I'm tired just thinking about all of that activity!

Pat said...

This was great for so many reasons! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

GPS?!?! bah...

Lo said...

Enjoyed reading..beautiful flowers...only GPS I own is hubby who is former trucker and knows how to get anywhere without help...so far.

jenny_o said...

*swoon*

You know how to have a good time!

I LOVE playing "Read It" at book displays.

I trust the restaurant meal smoothed over the arguments and near-brawls!

blueviolet said...

You make me laugh talking about the GPS lady's voice. My brother-in-law spent so much time deciding on the name for his. He went with Sasha.

11 pm? That's outrageous. Settle it, Betty. Just settle it.

TS Hendrik said...

Gorgeous flowers. That first picture is just stunning. Also, spontaneous bowling is the best kind of bowling.

Marg said...

I know just how you feel. If I stay up beyond 9 P.M. I am grumpy for days. The animals always try to get me to bed early. That does sound like your trip was tons of fun with great discussions.Get some needed rest.

Annie said...

Hehehehe.. the GPS lady! Love that.

Emily Rittel-King said...

LOL! Math isn't my strong suit either.
My weekend wasn't as exciting as yours. Thanks for letting me be a fly on your wall!

Linda said...

Oh Betty, thaese are wonderful photos. you did a great job. Thank you for sharing.

ds said...

Scrumptious flowers, Betty! As for the activities of a gathering of English majors, sadly, it surprises me not at all, though the quotation mark bit seems over the top, lol. Glad you had fun--now you can recover...

Gigi said...

Glad to know you had a wonderful time! Nope, Math isn't my strong suit either so I just sit back and let someone tell me how much I owe.....I think I'm probably getting swindled most of the time.

Ann said...

Thanks for the pretty flowers.
HOLY COW!!! you stayed up until 11:00? I haven't been able to do that in years...lol

Ms. A said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous flowers! Now, where's the pictures of the trip? You can't tell me Betty has no picture proof. Betty has us spoiled with her pictures. Is this supposed to be a cold turkey treatment? Do we expect too much? Yes, we do!

Pat Tillett said...

To much deep talking and not enough drinking...
Nah, it sounds like an interesting time. Thanks for the pretty flowers!

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous flowers Betty.

Your road trip sounds like fun, there a few of those discussions I would have loved to hear.

The GPS Lady on my phone is so irritating, I've never thought about a name for her. Why can't we have a GPS guy, maybe with an Australian accent.

Catherine said...

I was right with you until the staying up until 11 pm ~ that is way way past my bedtime!!

Sweet Dreams Betty!
xo Catherine

Lydia K said...

That first rose is so luminous and other worldly! I loved it.
:)

Retired English Teacher said...

The first rose photo is just stunning. I really don't think I've ever seen anything like it.

You English majors are a wild lot! It is a good thing you went to bed early.

Baby Sister said...

Beautiful pictures. :) Sounds like you had a blast!!

That Janie Girl said...

What beautiful flowers to greet a Monday morning!

have a beautiful week!

faye said...

Too much excitement for me..
I would have dozed off at 10...
just kidding.. you have a wonderful
time wherever you go... and the
recall is priceless.

love the quote.

Susan said...

BB, I love you!

The Adorkable Ditz said...

Sounds like loads of fun! I still would prefer math oriented things though :) Glad you had fun staying up till 11!

http://theadorkableditzmissteps.blogspot.com/

Jules said...

AAH, I know it's Tuesday but I needed that.

The answer to #8: "B*itch-in-the-box." Well that's what we call our lady. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Marlene said...

thanks for the flowers, Betty!

Can't remember the last time I went bowling!

Susan in the Boonies said...

Stopping by Tuesday to pick up my Monday flowers. Hoping they're none the worse for wear.

They look divine!

KleinsteMotte said...

That's the fun teaching can bring. I bet you love it :)

Shan said...

I feel like a slacker. So far on my vacation I've...

um...

Hmm.

(Sounds like you had a blast!)