SignEdge: A Race Even I Could Win – Non Marathon

I know you have seen them. They sometimes have 26.2 on them or perhaps only 13.1. They are car window decals espousing participation in, or at least an interest in or passion for, a marathon or half-marathon.

Well…the other day I came across a race that a septuagenarian like me has the potential to win. I think even I have a realistic chance at this one! What do you think?



Car Decal Non-Marathon

If you want one for your car, you can purchase one HERE or a variation on the theme HERE.


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Enchanted Pumpkin Garden – 2017 – Part 2


The information below appeared on yesterday’s post so if you read that, feel free to skip to the pictures below. If, however, you didn’t read it, you can find it HERE.

This time of the year fosters much fun and merriment related to Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Carefree, AZ offers a display of pumpkin carvings and pumpkin-based dioramas. Ray Villafane and his crew are carving magicians and once again this year their skill is on display.

There is more background information in last year’s posts. You can find them HERE.

As you will see below, this year’s dioramas are entertaining with their ingenoius scenes and situations. A few are a bit macabre, but overall the display and event are very family friendly. Here are some photographs from the Enchanted Pumpkin Garden, 2017 – Part 2


Ray Villafane continued to work on this carving of the day
As guests stroll through the garden Ray Villafane (pumpkin carver extraordinaire) continued to work on this carving of the day.


Keep an eye our as there are pumpkins at nearly every turn
Keep an eye our as there are pumpkins at nearly every turn!


With all the pumpkins in town, sometimes  medical care may be needed
With all the pumpkins in town, sometimes medical care may be needed.


Unfortunate pumpkin has an injured leg
Unfortunate pumpkin has an injured leg.


This individudal had a run in with a Cholla cactus
This individudal had a run in with a Cholla cactus!


There were some who wanted to relax around a campfire
There were some who just wanted to relax around a campfire.


The ol' swimmin' hole was popular this evening
The ol’ swimmin’ hole was popular this evening.


Hard to tell if this pumpkin is having fun or not
Hard to tell if this pumpkin is having fun or not.


Having trouble lifting weights at the gym
Having trouble lifting weights at the gym.


A boxing match was held on the other side of the gym
A boxing match was held on the other side of the gym and…


The fellow on the left is knocked off his feet
The fellow on the left is knocked off his feet.


Pumpkins needed to watch out for the mean pumpkin catcher!
Pumpkins needed to watch out for the mean pumpkin catcher!.


The three witches were working on a brew
The three witches were working on a brew.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

 
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Enchanted Pumpkin Garden – 2017 – Part 1


This time of the year fosters much fun and merriment related to Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Carefree, AZ offers a display of pumpkin carvings and pumpkin-based dioramas. Ray Villafane and his crew are carving magicians and once again this year their skill is on display.

There is more background information in last year’s posts. You can find it HERE.

As you will see below, this year’s dioramas are entertaining with their ingenious scenes and exhibits. A few are a bit macabre, but overall the displays and event are very family friendly. Here are some photographs from the Enchanted Pumpkin Garden, 2017 – Part 1


Enchanted Pumpkin Garden Sign


Ray Villafane wielding his pumpkin carving wizardry
Ray wielding his pumpkin carving wizardry.


Carved pumpkin closeup
Carved pumpkin closeup


This pumpkin appears to be afraid of spiders
This pumpkin appears to be afraid of spiders (dangling in front).


Bad news about pumpkins in the paper
This fellow seems disturbed about the pumpkins making the newspaper headlines.


Pumpkin piano man
Piano man doesn’t seem to be having a good night!


Halloween couple greets visitors on stage
A Halloween couple greets visitors on stage and will eagerly pose for pictures.


Have your picture taken atop hay bales with a pumpkin man
Visitors can have their picture taken atop hay bales with a pumpkin man.


A pumpkin farrier is shoeing a horse
Western themed pumpkin farrier is shoeing a horse.


Diorama chicks made from gourds
Diorama chicks made from gourds


These pumpkin horses are ready to go
These pumpkin horses are ready to go.


Stagecoach driver gets the team ready to move
A stagecoach driver gets the team ready to move.

Watch for Part 2 tomorrow!

 
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Words Worth: Paraprosdokians – 20170724

I must admit that I am a punster. I enjoy a good pun and perhaps even a not-so-good pun and I am often the originator of puns much to the groans of my friends and relatives.

Since I find word play interesting and entertaining, I thought I would bring JBRish readers a few Paraprosdokians to “enjoy.”

A paraprosdokian is a form wordplay or literary device. It is a phrase or sentence that ends in an unexpected way which causes readers to reinterpret the opening phrase or sentence of a text. Often, it is used to create comic effect. Some paraprosdokians change the meaning of an initial phrase, and play on the double meanings of the words.

Simply put, a paraprosdokian is a linguistic U-turn that results in humor or surprise.

Source: Literary Devices and Terms

Today’s Paraprosdokians

 

  • Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool, so I gave him a bottle of water.
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  • Take my advice — I’m not using it.
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  • Hospitality is the art of making guests feel like they’re at home when you wish they were.
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  • Is it wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly?
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  • I was going to give him a nasty look, but he already had one.
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Halloween Fun – Amazon Costume Challenge

Have some Halloween Fun by Trying to Guess the Specific Name for This Costume!


Amazon box Halloween Fun
Can you guess the name of this costume? HINT – It is an Amazon PRIME Box!! See below to find out!
Picture courtesy of Amazon via Twitter

Be creative this Halloween by using a big box or a bunch of small boxes as part of your costume. Can you guess what this person’s costume is? Probably not what you are thinking.

Click Here and Highlight this whole line to see Prime Rib!

Don’t blame me, this is from Amazon. By the way, they are having an Amazon Prime Costume Challenge. You can read the details at the link below.


Amazon Prime Challenge Link


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Words Worth: What-ology?

Most JBRish readers probably know that the suffix “ology” denotes the study of something. Well, here is a challenge…if you accept it.

BuzzFeed has an “Ology” quiz. They will present you with thirteen words ending in “ology” and you need to guess the correct area of study. I anticipated doing pretty well, but I missed three of them. I guess I have more studying to do. Is there an ology, ology?

For example, here is one of the items I did not answer correctly:

 

Horse Picture courtesy of Jeffrey B. Ross

WHICH OLOGY IS THE STUDY OF HORSES?

A – Hippology
B – Hoppology

Now don’t go looking this up IF you want to accept the challenge. If you think you are an “ology” expert, you can test your knowledge here:

Do You Know What All These “-Ology” Words Actually Mean?

 
See previous Words Worth entries HERE

Pickleball: Fun Facts

PICKLEBALL FUN FACTS*

First Annual Pickleball Championship

  • The sport of pickleball has been around since 1965
  • It remained a well kept secret until 2008 when the game hit the senior market
  • Today it is estimated that over2 million people play the game
  • It is estimated by 2018 there will be over 8 million players
  • 68% of all players are over 60 years old
  • 53% are male and 47% female
  • Younger people are being introduced to the game in record numbers
  • Places to play are up 62% since 2010
  • USAPA membership is up 64% since 2010
  • In addition to the United States, it is played in Canada, Mexico, Netherlands, India, England,
    Australia, China, Spain, France, Singapore, Aruba, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom

* Via the US OPEN Pickleball Championship website

Check out Additional Pickleball Info and Videos!

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards – 2015

Photography – Comedy Wildlife Awards

Did you know there was a wildlife comedy award for photographers? I’ve heard of a number of National Geographic photography contests and awards, but wildlife comedy?

Well, here are some of the submissions:


THE WINNER
– This little “fella” has a full mouth with pouches stuffed nearly to capacity. Perhaps they ordered out for dinner and s/he is running home with the delivery


Hamster with stuffed pouch

These two aren’t monkeying around. They are obviously getting ready for Dancing with the Stars!

 

Laughing Seal

I guess you’d be laughing too if people stopped to take pictures of you just chillin’!

 

Two Monkeys Readying to Dance

You can see more of the top submissions at the link below.

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Pickleball: USAPA Nationals VII Exciting Video

Wow, what a powerful video highlighting the excitement and the fun of pickleball;what a sport! One usually doesn’t see this much engagement by players and spectators alike at a sporting event. The video exudes the excitement and pace of the 2015 Pickleball Nationals VII.

  • 32 Pickleball Courts
  • 38 States
  • 3 Provinces
  • 764 Players
  • 2,038 Matches

From the YouTube posting:

Published on Dec 10, 2015

“The USAPA Nationals VII was a powerhouse of pickleball! The action and agility on the courts was amazing. You won’t believe all the cool shots from multiple matches that Pickleball Channel was able to capture! Check out this footage of some of the greatest moments in the tournament including aerial shots and super slow mo. If you were at Nationals this year, you just might see yourself on the court!”