The Mysterious Case of the Missing Aliens


Story Photo Challenge

Many years ago, two aliens came to earth for their yearly vacation.

They chose Earth because most humans can’t see aliens. They are usually beyond our visual spectrum, which makes our planet a good vacation location for aliens.

That is unless something happens to the aliens and something DID happen to these two.

Something scared them so badly, they hid in the rocks to escape but became stuck and couldn’t escape.

Poor things might have been found sooner, but they paid for the bare-bones vacation travel insurance. Big mistake!

It took light years before the insurance company realized they hadn’t returned and contacted AVGB (Alien Vacations Gone Bad).

AVGB was more conscientious. They did a Google search, translated into their alien language, and found the pictures on Linda’s From Roses to Rainbows site.

Immediately, an AVGB detective was sent to solve the mystery of what happened to these aliens. This detective had to take human form to conduct the investigation.

This is where you come into the story. The AVGB detective has selected you as the human form!

So, investigate and tell us all what happened to these aliens.

Questions to consider in your investigation:

  1. Where did the aliens come from?
  2. Who was after them?
  3. Why’d they hide in the rocks and couldn’t escape?
  4. When did they arrive in Earth’s history?
  5. What does your final AVGB report say happened to them?

No time to play the challenge? That’s okay with me:~) Try the Quickie Question.

Quickie Question

What’s your favorite “alien” movie and why?

Photograph Credit

These photographs were provided by my good friend, Linda. Click here to learn more about where she took these unusual pictures.

The Lizard MeMe Challenge

the-Lizard_600Let’s keep this simple today. This is a picture I took of a lizard at the beach. He has a real cheeky expression doesn’t he?

The Lizard’s MeMe Challenge

This challenge is a “meme” blog challenge for the lizard, but you get to help him with it.

Aren’t you lucky? Seriously, have fun with this!

You don’t have to answer ALL the questions. Just let me know which ones you select.

So, how would the lizard respond to these “memes.”

  1. Who’s your favorite rock star?
  2. What was your nickname when you were a little lizard?
  3. In the last year, what was the scariest thing you experienced?
  4. Who made you angry recently?
  5. What’s the most embarrassing thing that happened to you ?


You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~ Maya Angelou


Thinking Thursday: If (Questions for the Game of Life)


I got If (Questions for the Game of Life) as a gift quite awhile ago. When cleaning out my bookshelves, I rediscovered it. It’s a a book with lots of interesting questions about life.

For “Thinking Thursday,” I decided to give you a few samples to try out.

I kept my choices to subjects that are not too personal, but let me tell you the book WILL challenge to consider some very personal “IFs.”

The book is fun and there’s a good mixture of the IF questions. You could easily use it at a party or as a personal challenge.

Picking the questions wasn’t easy as there are so many. In addition, I decided if I was going to put you on the “hot seat,” I had to participate as well:~)

Your Thinking Thursday Challenge:

Pick and answer one or more questions from the following list of “IFs.” Be sure to include the number for the question(s) you answer.

Here are the questions and my answers are below in italic (note I’d tried not to think too much about my answers):

1) If you could physically transport yourself to any place in the world at this moment, where would you go?

London, England to visit by eldest daughter who lives there.

2) If you could live the life of any fictional character, which character would it be?

Doctor Who (Oddly of all the questions, this one took me the longest to decide on because there are so many:~)

3) If you could be one article of clothing, what would you be and who would you want to belong to?

A straw hat and I’d belong to Charles Darwin.

4) If you were to preform in the circus, what would you do?

I’d be a trick acrobatic rider as I’ve always loved horses.

5) If you could have personally witnessed one event in history, what would you want to have seen?

The time when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus.





Tweet, Tweet Said the Birdie


A-tweety-bird-talks_600This picture was taken in Geneva, Switzerland a few years ago when Jim and I were traveling. We stopped at this nice bistro for lunch. As it was such a beautiful day, we sat outside.

After our meal was finished, this bird showed up and landed on my dessert plate. Fortunately, I was finished with my meal and dessert. Anyway, I liked her expression as she looked at the cookie I’d left.

You have two challenges today. You can pick one or do both of them. It’s up to you, just let me know which challenge(s) you picked:~)

Challenge One

Write a caption about this picture. Sounds easy, right?

Ah, but there’s a catch. Isn’t there always?

The catch is to write your caption like a Twitter “tweet.” This means the caption has to be 140 characters or less, including spaces. Need help counting characters, go to Online Character Count Tool.

Here’s  my wacky example: “Bye-bye Cookie Monster. Me GOT cookie!” (38 characters)

Don’t like the “Tweet” Challenge, go for Challenge Two!

What is this bird thinking while she’s looking at the cookie?

Have fun, be creative and enjoy the story photo challenge.