Thursday, March 29, 2012

Photo of the day, #373

Well howdy, partner! Hope you are having a lovely day so far! Is it the end of the month already? Is it me or does time seem to fly by? I still have to update last month's top scores. I apologize for being such procrastinator. I'm always doing things last minute... It's not a good habit. This is something that I definitely need to work on. I should start scheduling my day to get more work done.

Anyway, here's the haiku hint of the day:

now that it is Spring,
storage is where it belongs
may it rest in peace

What is it?

Photo #372 Revealed

It was a lock on a door.
Have you ever been locked out of your home before? It happened to me a few times. It's like days like that I wish I had hidden a key somewhere outside...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Photo of the day, #372

First of all, I just want to apologize for not updating sooner. Don't worry. I haven't given up on this blog. I just have been busy. I don't know how some of you do it-blogging daily and still have a life! Blogging isn't easy. It requires time, effort and most importantly, motivation. Perhaps, I could consider having people do guest posts every now and again. It would give me a bit of a break. What do you think of the idea? If you are interested in doing a guest post, please email me at thingamajigblog at 

Anyways, I appreciate everyone who has ever visited my blog and I hope that you will continue to support me in the future. 

Here's today haiku hint of the day:

it should be replaced
if it has been tampered with
safety always comes first!

What is it?

And because it's 'Two-sday,' this photo is worth 2 points

Photo #371 Revealed

It was ham.
Although it comes from the same animal, ham isn't as good as bacon! I'm not sure there is anything quite like bacon...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Photo of the day, #371

Hint: it's not bacon
Well, hello there! It's so nice of you to drop by. I'm very happy that spring is finally here! I'm looking forward to spending more time outside in the sunshine. As warm as our winter here has been, I don't exactly like playing in the snow. I'm am one of those nerdy wimps. I don't like going out as much when it's cold and miserable out. I don't like to ski, skate or snowboard. I would rather drink hot chocolate and read a book by a hot fireplace. I know, I'm such a geek.

Anyway, here's the haiku hint for the day:

It looks like bacon-
that pink, fatty piece of meat
but it's not crispy!

What is this?

p.s bacon looks like this!

Photo #370 Revealed

It was a recorder.
I was first introduced to this instrument decades ago when I was just a wee little girl. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think everyone in the Canadian school system is taught to play the recorder. 

 And if you are somehow from some foreign country and don't know what a recorder sounds like, check out this video of someone playing the "Forrest Gump" theme...

P.s I highly recommend you go see "Forrest Gump" if for some reason you haven't seen it! It's so good, it's been awarded 6 Oscars! 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Photo of the day, #370

Hint: it was especially popular during the medieval times
Well, hello, Monday!! The weekend sure went by fast! Where does all the time go? How many are still hungover from all the St. Paddy's day drinking?? Not me. I don't drink. I'm more of a green tea than a "green beer" drinker. I don't need a drink to have a good time. I'm quite entertaining as is! But enough about me. 

Here's the haiku hint for today's thingamajig:

it's part of my past
something I was taught in school
and what about you?

What is it?

Photo #369 Revealed

It was edamame.
Edamame is the immature soybean. If you have ever had this with your Japanese meal, you would know that inside those hairy green inedible shells are sweet delicious beans. Once I start, I can't seem to stop. They are addictive. Good thing they are healthy for me! It's high in protein and fiber. Try some today. You can get them in the frozen section of your local Asian grocery store.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Photo of the day, #369

Hint: it's not clover
Hi there! Happy St. Patrick's Day to all the Irish and Irish-for-a-day out there! Hope you are having a lot of fun. I don't really celebrate St. Patrick's Day. If anything, I just wear green. I don't even go around pinching people that don't wear green. It's fun, but it's not the same when you're not a kid any more. To me, it's just another holiday that gives people an excuse to go out and drink. I don't really drink, so it's just another day for me. What about you? Do you like to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

Here's a hint for today's thingamajig:

it's hairy and green
like the Grinch who stole Christmas
but you can eat it!

What is it?

Photo #368 Revealed

It was a remote control.
And the movie I was thinking of was indeed "Click" with Adam Sandler. If you haven't seen it, don't worry about it. It was fairly enjoyable, but quite predictable. Check out the trailer if you are curious about this movie about a remote control.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Photo of the day, #368

Hint: there was a Hollywood movie about this
Hi there! Thanks for visiting me today. How are you doing? I'm feeling pretty sore today. I was at a boot camp class yesterday and the instructor made us do all sorts of exercises 'til we were all sweaty and tired! The workout was not as intense as I thought it would be, but it was a good cardio workout! Have you ever been to a boot camp class?

Anyway, here is the haiku hint of the day:

it works best up close
if you're too far, it's useless
have I said too much?

What is it?

P.s Bonus points if you know the movie I had in mind...

Photo #367 Revealed

It was part of a cardboard box.
And if you are bored and have a few cardboard pieces lying around you could make this:

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Photo of the day, #367

Hint: it's reusable
Hey there! Hope you are enjoying your Tuesday so far, wherever you are! So yesterday I went to watch the movie "The Lorax." It's a children's movie, but I enjoyed every minute of it especially with all the cutesy characters in it!  And if you have a heart, I think that you would enjoy it, too. It's a simple story with a powerful message that everyone can relate to. I highly recommend it, especially if you enjoyed the Dr. Seuss book. 

Anyways, here's the haiku hint for today's thingamajig:

they are stackable
collapsible, durable
and oh, so useful!

What is this?

And because it's "Two-sday," this photo is worth 2 points!

Photo #366 Revealed

It was a starfruit.
In case you are wondering, a starfruit is a tropical fruit popular in Southeast Asia. It is crunchy and juicy. The texture is a bit like a grape, but firmer. It is a sweet and tart at the same time.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Photo of the day, #366

hint: it gets its name due to its shape
Happy Monday!! It's a super nice day out. The sun is out. I'm feeling warm and fuzzy. And like most of you, I'm very much looking forward to Spring and all the joy it brings! Ever since we had the daylight savings change yesterday, I have been noticing that the days are brighter and longer. People are in good moods. It's a nice! 

Anyways, here's the hint for the day:

looks ordinary
but when it is simply sliced,
its true beauty shows!

What is it??

Photo #365 Revealed

It was a model car.
This one came pre-assembled, but you can get model car kits to build your own. It's like a hobby or something...remember those?  It seems like people these days spend more time on their computers, phones, and other digital devices than actually hobbies. Kind of a shame, if you ask me...

Friday, March 9, 2012

Photo of the day, #365

Hint: it comes in a box
It's Friday! I'm in a good mood today! There may be still snow on the ground, but it's warm out. People are happy and especially friendly. Warm weather tends to bring out the best in people, I find. What do you think? I'm definitely looking forward to Spring. And I want to buy some new clothes. There are so many cute clothes in the stores right now. I need some more colour in my wardrobe.

Anyway, here's the hint for the thingamajig of the day:

fun and challenging!
it's like a jigsaw puzzle
each piece fits somewhere

What is it?

Photo #364 Revealed

It was an ink stamp.
Look at the birdie! Isn't it cute?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Photo of the day, #364

Hint: could be made of plastic, wood, or foam
Hello, out there! Anyone out there? Where are my readers at? I guess people have started losing interest in my blog. I have been losing followers and page views, which makes me sad. On the other hand, maybe people just don't have the time to visit my blog. Or maybe they all moved to some remote place with no Internet access. In any case, I do appreciate the handful of loyal bloggers who visit my blog almost on a daily basis! I appreciate your support and encouragement. What would I do without you? You are the reason I still continue to blog. 

Anyway, here's the haiku hint for the day:

starts off as a block
ends up as a work of art
at least I think so...

What is it?

Photo #363 Revealed

It was a pair of jeans.
I thought that because blue jeans are so common, that this would have been an easy one. I guess I was wrong.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Photo of the day, #363

Hint: it also comes in other colours
Well, hello there! Fancy meeting you here! Come here often? LOL. I wonder if that pick-up line ever works? Have you ever tried using that line? Did you end up getting a date? I always laugh when people try to use that line. There's some inherently funny about using pick up lines. No how clever people try to be, it almost always comes off as cheesy! I say forget about using pick up lines and start with a simple smile and a sincere "hello." 

Anyways, what am I doing giving dating advice on this blog? This is not that kinda blog. Let's get back to today's thingamajig. Here is your haiku hint of the day:

no need for a hint
this one is easy as pie
you know what this is!

What is today's thingamajig?

Photo #362 Revealed

It was a basket.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Photo of the day, #362

Hint: available in many colours, shapes and sizes
Hey there! Hope you are having a good weekend so far. Can you believe it's March already?? Where does all the time go? I can't believe that it's been over one year since I've started this blog. Yet, I don't feel like a professional blogger. There's still a lot for me to learn, especially how to get more page views and followers. And for someone who has been blogging for so long, it's not easy for me to stay motivated. I can understand why people just stop blogging and disappear altogether. I'm a bit surprised that I've somehow manage to get this far. Let's see if I can continue with this blog for another year...

Anyway, here's the hint for today's thingamajig:

they're often hand made
by talented artisans 
with nimble fingers

What is it?

Photo #361 Revealed

It was a cinnamon bun/roll.
This one was home-made!