Sunday June 18, 2006

D is For...

WordPlay: The Personal Dictionary Meme

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D is For...

  • Daffodils - Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers. I love the scent.

  • Dates - Nature's candy. Medjool dates are the best!

  • D
    Dee, dee-dee, dee, "D" is such a very nice letter.
    Each day I like it better,.
    That lovely letter called "D!" .
    Dee-dee, dee, having fun,.
    But now I'm dee, dee, dee, done!.
    -- As sung by Ernie on Sesame Street

  • Deer - I grew up in Pennsylvania where we had whitetail deer and we didn't see them very often. Deer season is a reality in Pennsylvania; hence, the deer tend to be shy of humans. Where I live now, in California. there's no hunting. The common deer here are mule deer and we see them frequently along the trails and off to the side of "the Word's Most Beautiful Freeway". Mule deer have long dark tails and long floppy ears. They're quite sweet looking.

  • Dim Sum - Dim Sum is a favorite brunch choice. We enjoy potstickers, Har Gow (steamed shrimp dumplings), Sui Mai (minced pork dumplings), spring rolls, Char Siu Bow (barbequed pork buns; steamed or baked), baked egg-yolk bun, custard tarts, coconut jello, mango pudding, ...

  • Dogs - When I was growing up, we always had a dog. The first was Kip, a German Shepherd Collie mix, who was about 6 months older than I was. When I was 10, we got Button, a "plain old dog" mixture of so many breeds it was impossible to guess what they were. I like dogs OK, especially when they belong to someone else. In my own home, however, I prefer to have cats.

  • Dogwood - We had a white dogwood tree in front of our house in Pennsylvania when I was growing up. It was spectacular in the spring.

  • Dreams - I dream. I dream a lot. Sometimes I wish I could just turn them off. My dreams tend to be busy, with a large cast and high production values. Although I often have lucid dreams, mine are more like a video - I know I'm dreaming but I can't really control anything. The best I can do, if I'm lucky, is "nudge" the plot along.

  • Drosophila melanogaster - A fruit fly, used in genetic research. Because I majored in Science, I got to do various genetics experiments with Drosophila in lab classes. These are actually quite fun to work with. The flies are small but easy to see under a low-powered microscope. The experiments involve things like studying the number of red-eyed vs white-eyed flies in each generation. It's interesting stuff and not nearly as bad as working with mice.

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D is For... ( in category Memes & Prompts , Verbatim ) - posted at Sun, 18 Jun, 23:10 Pacific | «e»