Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday 5 for May 31: Ding!

Ding Donged!

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1. When is *ding* a most welcome sound?

End of the cooking cycle from my microwave oven.

2. When is *ding* a most unwelcome sound?

I think if it dinged, it would be when my Mac did not successfully burn a CD or DVD.

3. If a *ding* could be heard only by you to warn you about something in social situations, what might that *ding* alert you to, and how many times do you think you’d have heard it this week?

If someone I did not like were close by so that I could avoid them.

4. A Ding Dong is a hockey-puck-shaped chocolate cake(like) dessert filled with cream and covered with chocolate. Its name is somewhat suggestive to some. What other food items have names that inspire you to think naughty thoughts?

Anything that tastes good that my doctor would not recommend.

5. What’s an item in your possession that recently received a ding, and whose fault was it?

Non-working audio cassette deck that I bought from Craigslist a few years ago. Self inflicted purchase.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Friday 5 for May 10 - A Bit of Knowledge

USS Ronald Reagan + Oahu

From Scrivener's Friday 5 website here are the questions I chose to answer this week.

1. What’s something you know about constellations?

Except for the Big and Little dippers I really can't readily recognize any.

2. What’s something you know about bugs?

They have exoskeletons which make them hard to kill. Especially the American Cockroach. Some bugs go through a complete metamorphosis while others look like their parents at birth.

3. What’s something you know about a car’s engine?

The internal combustion engine needs gasoline, oil and coolant among other things to keep them running.

4. What’s something you know about wine or beer?

Too much of it impairs judgement. Don't drink and drive.

5. What’s something you know about the Pacific Ocean?

It's the biggest ocean in the world and it surrounds the entire state I live in. You see the picture at the top of this post? That is the Pacific Ocean just off the deck of the ship. The island in the background is Oahu, the city is Honolulu. That is where I live.

In July 2010 I was lucky enough to be chosen to take a tour aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Ronald Reagan. This is one of the many pictures that I shot there. The ocean is large. You don't want to be caught in it on a tiny boat, far away from shore!

Here is another picture. You can see them all by clicking this link.

View of Island of Oahu