Friday, April 12, 2019

FRIDAY USELESS STUFF

Do you play board games at your house?  Do you consider yourself an expert when it comes to playing Scrabble?  The game has been around since the 1930's and I thought I was good, until I met this guy who kicks my butt every single time. In 7 years, I came close to winning just once.   I think he's pretty much memorized the entire Scrabble Player Dictionary, but he swears he hasn't.  I just wanna know how in the world he knowS words like "aa" and "zuz" for Pete's sake? (lol)

$1425!
Anywho, Saturday April 13 is National Scrabble Day. If you're a hardcore collector and want to have something that friends will talk about for years, grab the leather edition from Aspinal of London for a mere $1,425.00.  I'll just brag and say that my game cost just $2.00 from a yard sale a few years ago. If you really want to impress someone, AND score 1782 points, be sure to use all the right strategies and spell out OXYPHENBUTAZONE. 

No one loves Harry Potter more than my Blogger Bud Lauren over at https://shootingstarsmag.net, and she has all kinds of memorabilia to prove it. You'll also see mentions on her Instagram, and Facebook pages of this beloved character. So I wouldn't be surprised at all if she looked around her house and had 1 of the 500 original copies of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone from 1997. What makes them so special are the misspellings of  philosopher on the back cover, and Harry's wand is typed in twice on his school supply list.

This first edition recently sold for almost $100,000 in London!  If you're interested in purchasing a set actually signed by the author, check out ebay where the going rate is currently close to $17,600. According to JK Rowling, more than 500 million Harry Potter novels have been sold in various languages around the world.

Did you know that Monaco has a 0% unemployment rate, and there are no poor people living there.  They also have very little crime.  Despite being considered a gambling mecca, residents are not allowed to gamble, nor can they even go into a casino unless they work there.  Tourists are always welcome, however. Never Say Never Again and Golden Eye are two of the movies filmed there.

Humans aren't the only ones who can get DNA tests these days.  If you want to know everything there is to know about your beloved pup, check out www.embarkvet.com for about $200.  You'll get the results within a month or so.  For about $70, you can also grab www.dnamydog.com, and get your details within 2 weeks, but it's not as extensive.

Are you a fan of birds and want to get them out of shelters where they could eventually be put down?  Adoptabirdnetwork.com is a nonprofit agency that specializes in placing chickens and birds in safe, no-kill environments. It's easily set up by age, city and species.  www.adoptabirdnetwork.com

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During the mid 19th century, Oregon was the go to state for gold,
but once all those mines dried up, people left for greener pastures, making it the state with the most ghost towns in the US with a total of 250.


If you like living in small towns, Okay, OK has a population of about 620 people.

Victor Protasio
BRULEED BANANA SPLITS W/CASHEW CARAMEL CORN(Dawn Perry)

INGREDIENTS
1/2 Cup Sugar
4 Bananas, un-peeled and split lengthwise
Vanilla Ice Cream (or Chocolate if you dare)
1 1/2 Cups Caramel Corn with Cashews, chopped


Spread sugar on a plate. Dip cut sides of bananas into sugar, pressing to help it adhere. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high. Working in 2 batches, add bananas to skillet, sugar side down, and cook, undisturbed, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer, cut side up, to plates.Serve topped with ice cream and caramel corn.
The son of her husband's family showing up to a couple's black tie optional wedding wearing military formal wear including all his medals, caused a bride to lose it.  This Marine was mannerly and friendly, and many people wanted to take pictures with him. 
The bride said that she had nothing against those in the military, but felt that wearing his uniform was a way for him to show off and steal the spotlight on her special day.  In frustration, she asked him to leave the wedding.  This scenario caused close to 1800 comments on Reddit before the moderators finally cut off any new responses. Let's just say that things got heated!

Do you think he was showing off?  Did she overreact?  Did he make a mistake?  Was she the star of her wedding?





93 comments:

  1. Thanks for the banana recipe. I'm going to try it!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it Nas! Hugs...RO

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  2. There's only the one game l excelled in..
    AND..never..ever lost..and that was Monopoly!
    Even when l was winning against three others,
    and they ganged up on me..No chance! Complete
    and utter slaughter! HeHe! Love it! :).

    AND YES! I'm a BIG fan of birds..especially,
    plucked, cleaned and gutted..roasting nicely
    in a moderate oven, with potato's, parsnips,
    and greens! How! l love Sundays! :).

    Okay, is a nice name for a small town, just
    think though if it was a BIG town, they'd
    call it..Alright..!! Alright! :).

    Well..l may have to come back for more..!!!
    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)

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    1. Kudos on being the Monopoly Master Wonderful Willie! LOL on the birds. Interesting how they come up with names for towns, right? I would love it if you have time to stop back by. Hope your day is as wonderful as you are! Hugs...RO

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  3. I enjoy Scrabble, but never a winner...
    I've driven through Monaco, didn't go to the Casino either as we were in a camping van trip around Europe and didn't have fancy clothes. They don't allow camping vans or caravans to stay in Monaco overnight either, it's certainly not the place for the those that aren't wealthy :)

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    1. It sure is fun to play Sami, I agree. They are definitely the stickler for rules for sure, but I can imagine it was great for you to drive through to see the lovely scenery. Sure hope your day is wonderful! Hugs...RO

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  4. Many Asian countries have casinos not available to local people. It is quite hypocritical.

    Don't get personal DNA tests but by all means get pet DNA. The results will probably tell you why not to get personal DNA tests. Many strange things happen in this world, now and in the last century.

    The military man was a show off and behaved badly. Nevertheless, she should have ignored him and shone in her own light. Banning him makes her look bad. Ignoring him would have been her best choice. She was a very silly person.

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    1. I've heard the reasoning is that they don't want people who actually live there to lose their money. LOL with the DNA Pet tests. True, you never know what will come up. There were so many mixed emotions, but like you, most felt that she should not have thrown him out, drawing even more attention to the matter. Hugs and hope ou are well! RO

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  5. I tried Scrabble once, the peeps were not impressed when I knocked the letters everywhere!

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    1. I'll bet that was a sight to see! (lol) Hugs and Happy National Scrabble Day! RO

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  6. I haven't played card games in a long time.

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    1. I like to play Taboo and Scrabble, and it's pretty fun and relaxing. Hugs...RO

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  7. No board games here but I used to love them as a kid :)
    I am a Harry Potter Fan but I have to limit my collection because I am running out of room because of my other collectibles :)
    As far as the bride goes...I believe that she went overboard. It wasn't just her wedding it was the groom's wedding, too. I am sure that she still had many eyes upon her and if this is what getting married is all about than she should be happy.
    I don't feel that the Marine did anything wrong. He had a right to wear his uniform and proudly.

    Have a great day RO~

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    1. I still play them, ad even dress up my Barbie dolls as a way to relax. I have a few Harry Potter items, but I keep them in storage. I sure would love it if you took some pictures of your collection! There were many who felt he shouldn't have worn the uniform, but almost everyone said she was wrong for kicking him out, particularly since he was from the groom's family. I think they felt like you did and that she drew even more attention. Hope your day is amazing! Hugs...RO

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  8. The first rule of weddings is NEVER overshadow the bride. Usually that rule applies to women but it can apply to men too. He should not have stolen her spotlight on her big day.

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    1. I think a lot of people agreed with you, but most felt that she shouldn't have kicked him out. Hope your day is amazing Debra! Hugs...RO

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  9. Sigh at the wedding debacle. And at people who cannot share the sunshine.
    It is a long time since I have played scrabble. Perhaps it is time to revisit.

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    1. I've found that playing board games somehow relaxes me for just a little while, and try to play at least once a week(even though I don't win-lol) There were lots of mixed feelings about the wedding, but most felt she should not have kicked him out, which drew even more attention to the matter. Sure hope you're continuing to feel better these days EC. Hugs...RO

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  10. We used to play a lot of board games and my favorite was Scrabble. Wow on those first editions! Another great post with all kinds of interesting subjects. Thanks RO :)

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    1. As a kid, I used to enjoy Operation, Monopoly and Trouble. It wasn't until I was a little older that I started playing Scrabble and loving it. Always love when you stop by Denise! Happy Saturday and Hugs...RO

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  11. I haven't done a board game in awhile.

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    1. For some reason, playing board games relax me, so I try to play at least once a month. Hope your weekend is fabulous! Hugs...RO

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  12. I love a good board game! I just got one called Pandemic (yes leave it to me to get a dystopian or apocalyptic themed game lol) and LOVED it. I'm not sure how I'd do with Scrabble though- I haven't played it in ages!!

    I did not know that about Monaco!

    Happy weekend ravishing Ro!

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    1. I find that they relax me, so I try to play at least once a month. My ego also wants to win at least one dang game though, Gorgeous Greg(lol) That's pretty cool about Pandemic, and cool that you found the perfect game. I have to look that up. Only rich people live there, so I won't be going anytime soon.(lol) Hugs and Happy National Scrabble Day! RO

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  13. I have an unhealthy addiction to the app version of Scrabble lol

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    1. That sounds like lots of fun Ethan, and I'll pass that on to my friend. Hugs and Happy National Scrabble Day! RO

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  14. I still have a couple of Scrabble board games, but now I mostly use the letters in my art. I DO love a good board game and Trivial Pursuit has always been my favorite.

    I have never cared about my cat's DNA. They are such mongrels, anyway (grin). Give me a good rocking horse any day and I'll be happy.

    Okay is OK. Yes, I've even driven through it. Blink and you miss it, though.

    I don't understand the bride. Respect for people who serve our country and keep us safe is prime in my book.

    Hope your weekend is Rocking, RO!

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    1. That's pretty neat that you use the letters as art. I play once a month because I find that it relaxes me, but my ego tells me it would be nice to win just once.(lol) It's always so fun to me to see what other people collect, and I know you adore your rocking horses. I really enjoy collecting old cookbooks from the 50's and 60's, but they're not as easy to find as they used to be, and I have tons of Barbie dolls dating back to the 70's, big hair and all(lol) I sent a few that were in the box to my granddaughter, and I heard she wasn't interested at all.(lol) There were so many mixed reviews with the bride, but almost everyone said no matter how she felt, she shouldn't ave kicked him out, which drew even more attention to the situation. Wow! You've driven through Okay? Fantastic! Happy National Scrabble Day and hope your weekend is fabulous and fun! Hugs...RO

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  15. Never mess with A bridezilla, but yes she should have quietly stewed over it and told him off in private

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    1. LOL! You're right about that one for sure! Most people agreed with you, and believed she should have spoken to him privately, and not kicked him out. Hope your weekend is amazing! Hugs...RO

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  16. That delicious recipe will be bugging me all day!! I don't play many board games as I am on my own at home, and none of my friends like scrabble - pity! I am a Harry Potter lover, too, but don't have any first editions hanging around - shame really! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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    1. It sure does look yummy doesn't it Valerie? Someone just gave me some bananas, so I'm all in with recipe. Yay! You like Harry Potter too? Very cool! Not many people are playing board games these days, and I hope they don't go away. Hope your day is fantastic! Hugs...RO

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  17. I'm impressed by the subject variety of your post!
    Monaco sounds like my kind of place - little crime, no gambling for residents. The little towns of Oregon are also worth a try.
    At this stage, I'm glad the DNA tests help Police solve crimes;have no plans to check my own DNA yet.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Delightful Duta! I wouldn't mind living in Monaco either because it looks so lovely. DNA has definitely helped in solving cold case crimes for sure. If you decide to check out your DNA, be sure to let us know!(lol) Hugs...RO

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  18. I've played Scrabble a few times, but am mediocre at best against the people I played. I do love learning new words through playing. :) I wouldn't say I'm really good at any board game, but I do love to play when friends or family pull one out.
    Interesting about Monaco residents, but it makes sense if you don't want a bunch of people addicted or busted and living off the state. LOL And, as small as the place is maybe people from other nearby countries like France have jobs there and can still gamble since they're not residents.
    I'm not exactly a bird person, but I would probably adopt one to save it from being put down. I did it with a hamster and I'm not really a hamster person, either.
    I'm curious whether I'd like your cooked bananas in the banana split, but I'd give it a go.
    Neat on the largest amount of ghost towns in Oregon. I'll have to pass that on to my dad. He loves looking at ghost towns. Funny about the Okay, OK town. That would get confusing whether I was talking about my town or the state initials. LOL
    That is too bad about the fracas the bride caused at her own wedding. Not knowing the guy, I have no idea what his motives were, but growing up military and in a big military town, I suspect it wasn't what she thought. I had nearly fifty people at my wedding in uniform and it was to honor our because my mom was their boss. I confess that I probably didn't think much about it since I'm used to seeing people in uniform every day and dress uniform for special occasions. I thought it was great (then again, I really don't like being the star attraction so there is that). ;)

    Have a great weekend, Radiant Ro!

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    1. I was fascinated by how many places have ghost towns around the country. It is fun to break out the board games when there are a lot of people around for something different to do. I agree. The residents in Monaco want to stay rich.(lol) I'm not a bird person, but I have a blogger bud who takes the best pictures of them, which I admire. I wouldn't have paid much attention to it either, being a military person, but I may have noticed if someone came dressed as a bird or something.(lol) Even then, I wouldn't have kicked that person out, and just laughed instead. Hope your day is amazing! Hugs...RO

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  19. Okay the fluff first, I love board games but hubby doesn't see well and isn't a fan so only when the kids come to visit.

    Now about the solider I come from a many in the military family and even though I don't know the solider personally I really doubt he was showing off, wearing his dress blues was in fact like a civilian showing up in a tux and any soldier who has earned any medal and wears them to an event to show off doesn't deserve them. Yes okay I agree Bridezilla is the star of the show but she needed to put her big girl panties on and get over herself. What a brat! I'm sorry that I didn't see that post because I would have blasted her and shared it with all my on line friends a few who are still serving both overseas and stateside and a few retired, even one lady author friend is a retired Marine General.

    I always look forward to your posts dear friend!

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    1. I love board games as well and a friend of mine is a huge collector. I'd like to know which ones are party favs and are easy and fast to play, ie. not games like risk or monopoloy

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    2. For some reason board games relax me, the same way books do. it seemed that most people understood that it was her day, but they felt she handled it improperly, and draw more attention to the matter. The moderators cut things off eventually because some of those responses got quite heated!(lol) Wow, to know a Marine General is pretty cool!!! Hugs and Happy Wednesday! RO

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  20. Woo sounds like that new husband needs to get an annulment and run real fast from that woman.

    Yeah, I can believe that for Monaco. It's tiny. (1/4th the size of Cary!) A lot easier to control things with a tiny population or one that's homogeneous.

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    1. Many of the comments understood how she felt, but didn't agree with her kicking the man out and embarrassing him. It's tiny AND rich!(lol) James Bond fits in perfectly. Hugs...RO

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  21. Gotta' love how "mistakes," can make things very, very valuable. Same with certain stamps.

    I'd never have enough readers, to do any of that Web Influencers stuff. But personally, I find it off-putting. I don't look at blogs or IG, to see products, which people are "pushing." No, no, no....

    In fact, there is a lovely IG, which I enjoyed looking at. And by now, her delightful home, is getting so packed, with items, she is "pushing"... That it isn't delightful any more. I don't know how much more stuff she can pack in there.. -sigh-

    Just me...

    ✨🌱✨

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    1. It's amazing how an error can cause something to be worth thousands or millions of dollars, right?! A lot of people are over the influencer things, so I totally get what you're saying. Sounds like the IG page is starting to get more popular and she's earning money these days. Hope you're doing well! Hugs...RO

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  22. We love scrabble! But I have a little bit of trouble playing in French, so I often play Words With Friends on my phone :)
    We also have a mix between a card game and a board game called 1000 miles, and that's a big favorite at my house :)
    Now that all my kids are bigger, we could also start with Trivial Pursuit again :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

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    1. That's cool that you enjoy Scrabble Lexxie, and I've never hear of Words With Friends, but sounds like I need to give it a try. Mixing up a card game and a board game sure seems unusual and fun. Trivial Pursuit is still one of my faves too! Thanks so much for stopping by and hope all is well! Hugs...RO

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  23. I love how many tidbits you have on your blog. You're sure to learn something. I also learned two useful things about bananas. they can be opened by the reverse side more easily, which is actually how monkeys open them and wrapping them up at the stem with a plastic wrap can help them keep.

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    1. You're very kind, and I thank you for your encouraging words on my useless tips(lol) Now you've taught me something I didn't know about bananas, and I'm going to start doing. Thanks a bunch for those great tips! Hugs...RO

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  24. Lots of interesting facts as always. We love board games in our house but don't play much Scrabble, although I do love Words with Friends, which is kind of like Scrabble.

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    1. You're the second person who mentioned Words With Friends, which I had not heard of, but I definitely plan to give it a try. It sure sounds like fun. Sure hope all is well! Hugs...RO

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  25. I am left speechless by the bride, which is just as well, because nothing I'd have to say to her or about her would be kind.

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    1. LOL! What I found interesting is that most of the comments agreed with it being her special day, and they even suggested pulling the young man aside to discuss the matter. Where most people had a problem was her kicking him out, and felt that she was rude and drew even more attention to the matter. I thought it was strange that no one would have thought the young man was embarrassed over the incident. As a vet who's pretty laid back, he could have worn a clown suit, or come dressed as Columbo and I would have laughed and happily said "I do" to the groom(lol) Hugs...RO

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  26. Oh, good grief, that bride needs to get over herself. Since I don't know the Marine, I don't know if he was showing off, but I doubt it. "Black tie optional" means you can wear black tie (i.e., formal attire), but aren't absolutely required to. (It does suggest at least a suit and tie.) Formal dress equivalent for a Marine is... formal uniform with medals and a black tie. So he was appropriately dressed for the occasion. Perhaps he should have turned down requests for photos with him, since the focus should have been on the bride and groom (not just the bride, whatever she may think.) But for the bride to disinvite him was rude and unmannerly.

    As for board games, I love them. And I'm good at word games, but not at Scrabble; it requires strategic thinking, and that's not my strong suit. I can come up with great words, but I can't plan out how to block people or get the most points from the tiles I have. I prefer Boggle or Upwords.

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    1. I think the majority agreed with her feelings, but they drew the line when she kicked him out of the wedding believing it was rude, and drew even more attention to the situation. I don't think anyone even cared that he was related to the groom at all(lol) Boggle and Upwords are good games, but I haven't played them in some time. I think I'm going to see if I can grab them from a yard sale. Every once in awhile I play Word Whomp on Pogo to keep my brain sharp, and I need to step up my game.(lol) Always love it when you stop by, Laark! Hugs...RO

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  27. Aw, thanks for the shout out. You know I do love all things HP! I"m always building up my collection. LOL That's so fascinating about Monaco! Thanks for sharing all these fun little facts. Love it.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. You're quite welcome, Lauren! I bet you have lots of goodies in your home that could make you a millionaire.(lol) I love my useless trivia. (lol) Hugs and Happy Tuesday! RO

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  28. I just love board games...my favorites growing up was Life and Star Wars Monopoly but I also enjoyed a good game of checkers and rook.

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    1. They're definitely relaxing for me when I have time to play them, along with reading. I played Monopoly as a kid, but usually ended up bored half way through.(lol) Hugs....RO

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  29. I think that bride totally overreacted! My husband always beats me at Scrabble but it's one of our favorite games. And I would love to go to Monaco someday! Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Sad situation overall about the bride, and how she drew more attention to herself by kicking him out. Kudos that you guys have such fun playing Scrabble. I wouldn't mind hanging out in Monaco just once or twice either Lana. Hugs...and Happy Wednesday! RO

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  30. we had a HP quiz game when the kids were younger and HP was just released. i never played it. when they took it out recently and played it with the girlfriend of my older son, she knew EVERYTHING. that cracked me up! i do not think i would know that much even if i re-read the books;))

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    1. Wow! That's pretty cool to see that she knew all the trivia associated with Harry Potter! I don't think I would have been able to keep up either.(lol) Hugs and thanks for stopping by! RO

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  31. Congrats on finding the $2 Scrabble game. Definitely more in my price line. Heh.
    Happy Tuesday.
    Hugs

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    1. Ditto! There's a HUGE difference on what's sold in the store versus a yard sale, and it never ceases to amaze me. Give me my bargains any day. Hope your weekend is going great! Hugs...RO

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  32. Lottery Goals: to win and buy Potter signed editions! LOL

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    1. Wouldn't that be the coolest thing Kimberly?(lol) Hugs...RO

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  33. I saw the story about the Marine at the wedding and I must admit I rolled my eyes a bit about the bride's crankiness. But then I'm not really a big wedding person. I do understand it's not necessarily protocol to wear a uniform to a civilian wedding but does anything really look as good as a Marine dress uniform? Also I wonder if the Marine in question owns a suit? I know lots of men who don't and an enlisted Marine isn't making all that much - especially not enough to spend a chunk of cash on a suit he might only wear once. Monaco is so gorgeous and how interesting that the locals aren't allowed in the casinos!

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    1. I've worked with wedding planners and caterers, and have seen all kings of craziness, but I've never seen anyone ever kicked out of the actual wedding. I have seen someone kicked out for losing it due to excessive drinking. I agree, there could have been lots of reasons he wore it, but it's sad that he actually got kicked out for it! Monaco is definitely a gorgeous place to visit. They don't want locals there to lose money gambling, eventually causing them to not be able to pay bills or the upkeep of their homes. Hope your weekend is fabulous Katherine! Hugs...RO

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  34. I haven't played scrabble for ages … but it's a popular game.
    Thanks for the facts about Monaco, we do enjoy watching the Grand Prix from there, and I think it's on next month.

    Another lovely mix in your post, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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    1. I try to play once a week when I can. Monaco is definitely the place to hang out for fun and luxury. Enjoy the race, and happy weekend to you Jan! Hugs...RO

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  35. Maybe the bride did overreact!

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  36. I love the kitty at the end of your post Ro! LOL!
    Scrabble is a great game! I love it! $2.00? Good for you!
    That is really interesting about Monaco! Makes you think!
    Thanks for the recipe!
    I think the bride over reacted! Big Hugs!

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    1. Aren't cats so adorable?! I'm all about finding a good deal on anything! I think the bride could have handled her response a little differently too. Hope you're doing well! Hugs...RO

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  37. Wow on the Harry Potter books. Wish my typos upped my value. Ha.
    Have a great one, Rockin Ro.
    Hugs

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    1. I've never actually read the books, but I do have them in my collection. I agree that typos make all the difference when it comes to high end cash deals like that one. Sure hope your Easter weekend is fab! Hugs...RO

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  38. The uniform may have a been a bit much but maybe he didn't have a suit? Either way, she overreacted IMO. I'm not big on the whole wedding thing though - I eloped but it's just as easy to be gracious and have a fun day instead of worrying about something so silly.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. It's hard to say, and he may not have had a suit. I think kicking him out spoke to her character in a big way. How romantic that you eloped! Would love to hear more about that.(lol) Hugs...RO

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  39. I never played Scrabble a lot, but I still remember how my grandparents always had it lying around and played it sometimes there. That's interesting Monaco has a 0% unemployment rate. And I didn't realize they had DNA tests for dogs now too. Those bruleed banana's sure sound good!

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    1. Monaco truly has wealthy people and it's so tiny. I don't play as much as I used to, but I still enjoy Scrabble when I can. Hope you're doing well! Hugs...RO

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  40. Just saying hi, stopping in to see what's new with you and to show my face. I hope you had a nice week.

    Forgive me for taking so long getting back over here, been really chaotic. Not to worry about accidentally deleting my comment. I understand.

    Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed Sunday!

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    1. I sure hope your day is going fantastic! Hugs...RO

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  41. Good to know about the adoptabird network.
    Hoppy Easter, Ro. I hope it's as special as you are.
    Hugs,

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    1. I really enjoy how EC shows all those cool bird pics! Happy Wacky Wednesday! RO

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  42. I blush to admit that I must be the only person in the world that hasn't read Harry Potter.
    Hope the Easter Bunny was good to you;)

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    1. LOL! You are not alone because I have another blogger friend who never read the books or watched the movie, and a friend who used to own a consignment store who barely picks up any type of book to read. But if I have a question about anything in the Bible, she's definitely my go to girl! I did sneak in a few bites of chocolate Super Sandra! Hugs...RO

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  43. I love that Monaco has 0% unemployment. Is it a socialist state? Do all the citizens get a portion of the 'winnings'?
    Happy Terrific Tuesday to you, my friend.
    Hugs

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    1. Most of the money that goes there is based on the tourists who come in not only to gamble, but to stay in the luxury hotels, and eating in all those rich restaurants and the Grand Prix. I'm not sure, but I think it's considered a monacharchy when it comes to their government. Of the 38,000 people who can afford to even live there(lol), 1 in 3 is considered a millionaire. Wouldn't it be nice if they all got a portion of all those winnings?(lol) Hugs...RO

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  44. I enjoy scrabble. I am no expert but I can hold my own.

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    1. Hey Nadene!!! Hope all is well and that you had a Happy Easter. Scrabble is fun, but I'm definitely no expert for sure. I think I may have been better when I was a kid.(lol) Hugs...RO

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  45. When I taught 5th grade we had parents come in once a month on Fridays to play Scrabble with groups of kids. It was such fun and helped the kiddos build their vocabularies and works on their spelling. Back then I had a lot of the 2 letter words allowed by Scrabble memorized, as well as a lot of obscure words that kids would try to use and were sometimes allowed (we didn't "challenge" until the end of the year- so if a kid used a word it could be checked and if it wasn't a word they would take it off and put a different word). I used to play a lot and really enjoyed it, but I haven't played in a while. I will have to play again soon. :)

    Interesting about Moraco!

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Wow! That's a really great idea, and a great way to learn new words. I wish I would have thought of that when my son was a kid. It would be wonderful to see if teachers can implement this into their lesson plans these days. I hope you get a chance to play one day soon. Have a super weekend! Hugs...RO

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