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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Friday, July 31, 2009

Ever seen a Yurt? What is Yurt?

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.
- Yiddish proverb

So my friend ExpresslyCorgi has a niece working in Alaska.

And she sent me some pictures. This is a Yurt. The closet thing I saw to an igloo in Alaska. I saw some Yurts in Homer - and this is what a Yurt looks like from the outside, the deck, and the inside. Kind of cool.

You see everyone loves Alaska.

Now let's have some more fun.

This is a real classic owned and operated by a real classic:

She has driven this car 540,000+ miles.


You HAVE to watch this.

Two sisters, one blonde and one brunette, inherit the family ranch. Unfortunately, after just a few years, they are in financial trouble. In order to keep the bank from repossessing the ranch, they need to purchase a bull so that they can breed their own stock.

Upon leaving, the brunette tells her sister, 'When I get there, if I decide to buy the bull, I'll contact you to drive out after me and haul it home.'

The brunette arrives at the man's ranch with $600, inspects the bull, and decides she wants to buy it. The man tells her that he will sell it for $599, no less. After paying him, she drives to the nearest town to send her sister a telegram to tell her the news. She walks into the telegraph office, and says, 'I want to send a telegram to my sister telling her that I've bought a bull for our ranch. I need her to hitch the trailer to our pickup truck and drive out here so we can haul it home.'

The telegraph operator explains that he'll be glad to help her, then adds, it will cost 99 cents a word.' Well, after paying for the bull, the brunette realizes that she'll only be able to send her sister one word.

After a few minutes of thinking, she nods and says, 'I want you to send her the word 'comfortable.'

The operator shakes his head. 'How is she ever going to know that you want her to hitch the trailer to your pickup truck and drive out here to haul that bull back to your ranch if you send her just the word 'comfortable?'

The brunette explains, 'My sister's blonde. The word is big. She'll read it very slowly.... 'com-for-da-bul.

I am sending this only to my smart friends. I could not figure it out and had to look at the answer. See if you can figure out what these words have in common.

1. Banana
2. Dresser
3. Grammar
4. Potato
5. Revive
6. Uneven
7. Assess

Look at each word carefully. You'll kick yourself when you discover the answer. This is so cool.....

I'll give you the answer tomorrow.

Bet you can't get 100% on the first try! But I'm rootin' for ya. This is pretty neat! See how you do with the colors! Have fun!

It takes an average of 5 tries to get=2 0to 100%. Follow the directions! It's harder than it seems, as it should be!

A brain waker-upper for today!

The word at the top is what you are supposed to look at and then you have 2 choices below and you choose one of them. But I think you only have 4 seconds to make your choice.
Click here to start .

Have a great Saturday. My son and his wife are here from Cincinnati and we are going to a kangaroo farm!



^..^Corgidogmama said...

Hey...sounds as if you'll be having a terrific weekend, yay!
Loved the video, watched it several times. What a gal!

ClassyChassy said...

I'm struggling with the words - what they have in common is they are typed beginning with a capital letter??? Geesh!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Thank you very much for driving me INSANE with the words. UH! ;) It'll drive me crazy all night trying to figure it out.
Oh Oh, I've seen pictures of Yurts for sale and how to build them in Mother Earth News Magazine, but they weren't actually inhabited that is sooooo awesome!!!
♥ Teresa

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Halloo dearie...Pacific Yurt company is headquartered in Cottage Grove, Oregon! Hubby used to live nearby. Lots of yurts there.

Alaska is so wonderful...but I'd be so scared just to have the wall of a yurt between me and a Kodiak bear...