Archive for April 28th, 2013

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 04/28/13

Visual Description:  A lovely day on the nature trail.

A branch of one of many hiking trails leading ...

A branch of one of many hiking trails leading up to a gazebo seen against guest rooms in the far background across Lake Mohonk at Mohonk Mountain House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Clue/Question:  The hiking trail had this on it.



English: Hiking trail Soonwaldsteig

English: Hiking trail Soonwaldsteig (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(About as perfect a Jumble as you’re going to find!  Wonderfully jumbled clue words.  I really enjoyed “finale”, “safari” and “enroll”.  It looks like “enroll” is going to be a new addition to the ralis95 clue word database!  For some reason I always hesitate on words like “swivel”.  I’m never sure if they end in EL or LE.  I’m too lazy to look it up, so I semi-backed into the word today!  A nice long answer, with a beautifully laid out answer letter layout.  Nothing obvious there.  The real clues are in the charming cartoon, and the careful selection of words in the cartoon.  Good day to get outside and enjoy this fine Spring weather!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/28/13

A White gold wedding ring and a single diamond...

A White gold wedding ring and a single diamond, gold banded engagement ring with a six-prong Tiffany mount. {| align=”center” style=”width:80%; background-color:#f7f8ff; border:2px solid #8888aa; padding:5px;” |- | Camera and Exposure Details: Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700 Lens: Nikon Zoom Nikkor ED 8.9-71.2mm 1:2.8-4.2 Exposure: mm (mm in 35mm equivalent) f/3.8 @ 5/906 s. (50 ISO) |}Category:Taken with Nikon Coolpix 8700 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back.”   —   Zsa Zsa Gabor

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, circa 1954, this is a c...

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, circa 1954, this is a cropped version of File:Zsa Zsa Gabor with playboy Porfirio Rubirosa Ariza, circa 1954.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(She could always make such a horrid statement sound so downright cute!  It was all part of her shtick.  But, that doesn’t mean she was just trying to be clever.  She is on her eighth husband, after all.  The problem with this kind of statement is when people take it so seriously that they develop an attitude of entitlement.  I know Zsa Zsa was talking about the more frivolous, extravagant gifts of jewelry from her wealthy spouses and suitors, but too many take this gag a little too far.  What exactly is yer ol’ uncle talking about?  Engagement rings, following a breakup.  There are a disturbingly high number of women out there who don’t see them as a symbol of commitment, but more of something that they are somehow entitled to.  So sad.  Sure, there are certain circumstances of, crass betrayal, where the woman might be free to keep the ring.  But, when the breakup is of mutual agreement, or he breaks it off because she was untrue, or she calls it off for some reason other than betrayal or abuse, then that symbol of commitment should be returned.  But, even in the case where the guy has been a total cad, why would someone want to keep a reminder of him?  Oh yeah.  Sell it . . . and go on vacation!  That’s the other amusing line that some will use.  And, why?  So they can meet the next contestant in their own personal version of The Bachelorette???  What a sad, materialistic mindset some have.  Here’s an idea.  Assuming you’re the wronged one, and you don’t give the ring back – as a form of punishment, whathaveyou – sell it and donate the proceeds to a worthy cause.  A battered/abused women’s organization, or maybe to some charity that you know he would never donate to.  And, do it in his name.   Unless he’d be able to claim it on his taxes!  Ask your tax consultant first.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PSJust so you know, it never happened to yer uncle.  I’ve only asked one woman to marry me, and 27 years later we’re still married.   —   YUR

PPS.  All the pictures of Zsa Zsa that Zemanta provided show her in pearls, and not diamonds!  Almost proves the tounge-in-cheek nature of her quip.   —   YUR

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