1. “Herding the cows” and “hurting the cows” sounds the same but means something completely different.
2. Another miscommunication came when I recently said to someone, “I’m overeating” and they heard, “I’m over eating,” as in “I’m so done with that.”
3. Floydfest, our town’s blow-out music festival, becomes a lifestyle every July for four days. The day after this year’s festival, I was tired but was heard saying, “I miss Floydfest. I miss the food. I miss the music. I miss the people, the sights, the nightlife and the big sky.
4. THIS is likely my favorite video from Floydfest out of the 20 or so ones I took. I’ve watched it over and over because it always makes me smile “all over again.”
5. My husband is so lucky. He gets to do THIS for a living.
6. Heard by a musician from a stage at Floydfest before singing a cover song: “Virginia is for Covers.”
7. Did you know that when hens lay eggs they brag about it by crowing loudly like a rooster?
8. Broody and moody not only rhyme, their meanings are very similar.
9. His Greatest influence was Bob Dylan. He sued John McCain for using his song in a tv ad and he lives completely off the grid. I’m talking about Jackson Browne who I was thrilled to see perform at Floydfest. The last time I saw him perform was with my brother Danny in Texas more than 30 years ago.
10. “Other Browne-inspired green innovations include a several-years-old “no plastic backstage” rule. It’s estimated that since 2008, over the course of approximately 150 band shows and 50 solo dates, Browne’s tours have saved more than 50,738 plastic bottles from being used backstage.” Huffington Post
11. Plastic is dangerous. It killed THIS whale.
12. I’m no fan of bottled water, but the only reason people turned to drinking it is because drinking chlorinated tap water taste bad and is linked with cancer. “The link between chlorine and bladder and rectal cancers has long been known, but only recently have researchers found a link between common chlorine disinfectant and breast cancer, which affects one out of every eight American women. A recent study conducted in Hartford, Connecticut found that women with breast cancer have 50-60 percent higher levels of organochlorines (chlorine by-products) in their breast tissue than cancer-free women.” ~ Scientific American magazine
13. Browne on getting older: “That’s what happens when all goes well.”
~ This is my 352nd Thirteen Thursday