Wednesday, April 21, 2010

R is for…Reptiles, Ragweed, and Radical Dude


King Croc

Reptiles according to are...any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia, comprising the turtles, snakes, lizards, crocodilians, amphisbaenians, tuatara, and various extinct members including the dinosaurs.

This is a baby American Alligator


Common Ragweed

Giant Ragweed

According to a Wikipedia artical on ragweed these are the scientific classifications of ragweed...

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
(unranked) Euasterids II
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Heliantheae
Subtribe: Ambrosiinae
Genus: Ambrosia
L., 1753

Ragweeds (Ambrosia) are also called bitterweeds and bloodweeds and they are a genus of flowering plants from the Sunflower family (Asteraceae).

Radical Dude

In the urban dictionary Radical is defined as...adj.- a description of an action or thing which is especially impressive.

It is also defined as...A word used by people over the age of 30 in an attempt to sound cool, usually resulting in the opposite.

Okay I have to admit to having said this very phrase many times in my youth.  I will also admit that I will occasionally use it now at 39 just to embarrass my children, or make them smile at an especially unhappy time.

And there you have my R words...Reptiles, Ragweed and Radical dude!
I hope your day is a radical one.  May God radically bless you today and may He give you joy so abundantly you are forced to give some away.

Now go over to radical Arlee's @tossing it out and have a look see at some other radical blogs. (Sorry, but I just love to say that word, Radical Dude)


“I am only one, but I am one.  I cannot do everything, but I can do something.  What I can do, I should do and,
With the help of God, I will do.”
Everett Hale

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singedwingangel said...

lmbo @ your choice for R words..

Gregg said...

Realizing this is a revealing, rejuvenating, radical,and righteous rendition for the letter "R", right?

Shannon said...

Angel--I know these are the first words that popped into my little head..

Gregg, Right!

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

LOL, nice post Dude, you're radical!

Supermanslady said...

Radical Post Dude!!

Love it!!!

Um...the ragweed pollen or some such pollen is currently creating a rather unradical issue with my sinuses...



Great post most enjoyable.

From the radical poet.

The Adviser said...

You have 4 children! Much blessings to you and your husband. It's really cool that your daughter is a blogger too.

Beth said...

LOL, Shannon! That was great! :) You feeling more up to par this week?

Jen said...

Rockin' post Shannon!!! I love all the pictures!

Linda said...

I think this will reveal a certain age - but we used to say "That was rad." Shhhh, don't tell anyone.

Lisa said...

Ewwww...don't care for the reptiles or ragweed. And I don't think I've ever used the word radical. I say "sweet". Does that make me cooler? LOL. Great post Ms. Shannon.

arlee bird said...

I never thought of myself as a "radical dude" although in my college years some people may have thought of me as being kind of a radical-- but I wasn't really.

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