Thanks to Natalie for hosting Three Things Thursday, “three things big or small, that have made you happy this week.”
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One thing that fascinates me is how words can be used to manipulate meaning. Prunes have gotten such a bad name because … well, you know. So why not call them something else:
Sure, you see the word prunes on this bag, but the phrase dried plums is bigger so you’ll notice that first and maybe overlook the fact that this bag actually contains prunes.
Be honest now: Wouldn’t you much rather admit to eating dried plums than to eating prunes?
The activities director at our retirement community has planned a great trip to Oregon for us to view the total solar eclipse next month. We’re so excited! We even bought some special glasses for watching the eclipse safely.
These are my husband’s glasses, which he plans to wear over his eyeglasses:
I won’t be wearing mine over eyeglasses, so I opted for the wrap-around style:
Which one of us do you think will be more fashionable?
Do NOT view the eclipse with regular sunglasses.
The glasses pictured here are specially made for eclipse viewing.
The American Astronomical Society has information about the eclipse, including eye safety, here.
If Mount Rainier erupts in the near future, we can say, “I saw this coming”:
I hope you all have a remarkable week between now and next Thursday.
© 2017 by Mary Daniels Brown