My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Quill of Bill
tomalley- a mexican food cooked in masa and then steamed. (this is the way a redneck would pronounce it)
"LaVonda get me there one of those tomalleys and some ketchup!"

Tomalley is the lead singer of the band the Tonettes!

Miss Smarty Pants is Diane
Tomalley I know -- It's the liver in a cooked lobster. A delicacy to some, lobster guts to this ol' gal!

And here's your prize:

The Tonette is a small, end-blown flute made of plastic, which was once popular in American elementary music education. It has largely been superseded by the recorder. The range of the instrument is from middle C (c4) to d4. It is also known as a song flute.

The Tonette was introduced in 1938. Designed as a pre-band instrument, the tonette was nearly unbreakable, chromatic, and tunable. It was easy to blow and the fingering was simple. By 1941 over half of the grammar schools in the United States had adopted the Tonette as standard pre-band equipment. The Tonette's pleasant flute-like sound was also used for special novelty effects in radio, television and film.

In World War II the armed services found the Tonette to be an inexpensive and entertaining way for idle troops to pass the time.

Peter Schickele has described the tonette as "a cheap, synthetic recorder with amusing pretensions"; it is one of the instruments featured in the Gross Concerto by P. D. Q. Bach. **thanks to Wikipedia**


Who, without looking it up, can tell me anything about P. D. Q. Bach? (Hint: One of my FAVORITE composers!)


Anonymous said...

His mother named him Pretty Darn Quick because her labor only lasted 1 hour?
OK, weak, I know.
Good to be back.

Diane J. said...

Is he the one who had a progressive hearing loss and ended up totally deaf? Most of his greatest pieces were written after he was completely deaf.

Or was that Mozart? I always get them mixed up....

Mohawk Chieftain said...

Isn't that, when you're visiting at Grandma's and you pile the kids in the car for the ride home... only to find, a few miles later, that you've left one of the kids at Grandma's, so you have to Pretty Damn Quick... get Bach to retrieve the missing member?

Linda said...

I so love being a Silly Goose! Much more fun than being a Smarty Pants!

As for PDQ Bach, the name rings a bell from my distant past. He's the alter ego of some other guy if I remember correctly but that's all I can remember so I prefer to go with Mohawk Chieftain's answer!

Karen H. said...

Good Evening MightyMom,
Just thought I would drop by and see how you were doing. CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners this week. This sure is a fun game. I always show hubby what words I've done. He was here this past week and he is the one that gave me this weeks meaning. LOL. Did yall get any snow this past week? We didn't, we just got cold. It has rained here all day tho. Well, take care my friend and have a Blessed evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

Karen H.

Stephanie said...

Haven't a clue who PDQ Bach is--unless he's one of Love Story's 4 Bs--Brahms, Bach, Beethoven and the Beatles.

jennifer said...

I knew that Bills' was good! I cannot believe how quick he is to coming up with the silly goose definitions!!

Thanks for have Thesaurus Thursday...we love it!
Jen and Bill