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Thursday, May 11, 2006

HNT and Thursday Brain Teaser

Somebody nailed my shadow to the wall! Help, Minkaswell! This happens to be my 6 o´clcok shadow in case anybody was wondering...

ok...now to the important stuff: Thursday Brain Teaser!

"She dropped out of medical school in 1883, after a bought with illness. A trip to London in 1887 led her to design houses for the poor, and in the late part of the 19th century, she founded Hull House in Chicago. She was an early member of the NAACP and the founder of the American Civil Liberties Union. She was dubbed “the only American saint” by the press."

IF you think you got it, go to the comment section and HINT!!! at the answer. This way I´ll know I tickled your brain and others still have a chance to play along. Your hint might be a better clue for the next guy!
You know the drill and off you go...

Posted by Minka :: 6:50 pm :: 44 Royal Subjects

Link to this Royal Decree!

44 Comments:

At 19:41, Blogger brian said...

She shares the same initials as an early American president. Also worked to regulate child labor.

 
At 21:12, Blogger Doug said...

Shhh. I think a James Bond movie's about to start.

 
At 21:17, Blogger Doug said...

Tarzan's girlfriend, meet cousin Itt

 
At 21:41, Blogger Cowgirl said...

Doug, you stole mine! And I actually know this one!

 
At 22:06, Blogger Minka said...

Brian...check

Doug...:) and check

Cowgirl, of cours eyou do. I always knew you´d come around;)

 
At 01:53, Blogger actonbell said...

Oh, I like this one--and Doug's clue was marvelous:)
Happy Thursday, Monika!

 
At 03:15, Blogger Aisha said...

Rhymes with Raine? but yes I agree Doug's clue gave it away, lol.

 
At 07:52, Blogger Minka said...

actonbell, yep

aisha, yes and that Doug! I liked his clue to and thought about Tarzan as well ;)

 
At 08:20, Blogger consise10 said...

I have NO idea...but that shadow shot is 'fantastic'..I really like it!

 
At 11:33, Blogger brian said...

As your Royal Highness requests, so shall you receive.

riding astride a rugged pony,
children adored she's never lonely.
steady wind blows flaxen tresses,
in lover's arms she offers caresses.
bubbling sulpher springs beneath,
it has been decided and bequeathed.
in snowy climate and harsh terrain,
that overall an Ice Queen reigns.

You've been poemed.
Brian aka hummingbunny

 
At 13:34, Blogger Minka said...

concise 10, onæt worry about it. But you shoudl be able to figure her first name! Tarzan´s girlfriend ;)

Brian, Wow! For me? I was half joking, but I am glad you took me up on it :) Love it. Now i have to get Miz. B to put this into my sidebar. Where is she, by the way? Thank you so very much, I love it. Two poems for me in a month! That must be soem kind of record, no?!

 
At 14:28, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

I don't know this one either but will go find out!

Your shadow rocks Minka! cool idea for HNT :-)

 
At 14:30, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

Ok, I'm done. She won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 too!

 
At 15:12, Blogger Cowgirl said...

She was born in Illinois in 1860, and died in Illinois in 1935. A hero from the Midwest.

Now I am going to sing my next clue:

They're creepy and they're kooky,
Mysterious and spooky,
They're all together ooky,
The ------ Family.

 
At 15:56, Blogger ariel said...

the world is straight again, I have no idea who it is.

cool shadow photo!

 
At 16:42, Blogger Manchego said...

Ah, yes. The Unitarians like to claim her as one of their own, but she was really a Presbyterian.

 
At 20:32, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

I'M HEEEERE!!!!!

Love the lovely sillhouette!

As for sidebar work... email me how you want it and it shall be done!!

Besos to my fave Ice Queen and Pascover Sistah! :-)

 
At 20:45, Blogger Tim Rice said...

I am not able to recall her name; though I bet if I heard it I would recognize it. I'm better at using tools to find information than to remember information. However, I haven't and won't use any tools here.

 
At 23:29, Blogger Minka said...

kyahgirl, yes she did!

cowgirl, yiha!!!

ariel, youa r enot alone and thank you!

manchego, I wouldn´t know but i take your word for it!

Miz B. there she is! Gosh...almost called the cops :)
I wnat to add Brian´s poem to my sidebar thingies you added last time underEverything Monika. I tried to figure out how you did it, but I couldn´t:(

Tim, well we have her first name: Jane and if you take cowgirls hint you should be there;)

 
At 01:19, Anonymous shayna said...

Nice shadow... BTW... nice shadow... :)

 
At 06:04, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

Check out your sidebar under "Everything Monika"... it is titled "Ode to Monika" and just click on the "+" sign...

You like?

 
At 06:56, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

I also just tweaked away, tidied up the sidebar and have to fix your banner now! The font that is supposed to show with the title is Brush Script but unless your computer has it it does not show so I will photoshop it in and you will have a sleek and chic title now... Off I go to work on it! Hope you like it all!

 
At 08:57, Blogger Minka said...

shayna...nobody has offered to help me get it back yet...hmm...I have to return to pretend-country and fight Monsineur Trigger!

Miz B. Lovely and how quickly you went to do that. Amazing teh speed you work at;) I think the only thing missing is the credits. We have to credit the poem to Brian!

 
At 09:06, Blogger Minka said...

Miz B. I did it. I went into the template and attributed the poem to its author. It is all so fantastic now. Thank you!

 
At 12:21, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

Glad you liked it my friend! The banner is all done too and glad you were able to give credit where credit was due!

 
At 15:37, Blogger Sar said...

Wooooooooow! That's an amazing picture, Minka!

That reminds me of Peter Pan when he tries to find his shadow and put it back on.

My apologies for my delay of late. :(

 
At 18:46, Blogger Minka said...

Miz B. the banner looks great! And I am kinda learning the things you do now. Takes a little time though :)

Sar, no apologies necessary-you know that! And why, thank you!

 
At 21:09, Blogger Doug said...

Sar! Good call! I forgot about Peter Pan and the shadow.

 
At 21:39, Blogger Minka said...

Have you guys read what is next to the picture of the shadow?
"Somebody nailed my shadow to the wall!"
I was playing on Peter Pan and Minkaswell is a similar fairy to Tinkerbell! What´s wrong with you people?

 
At 22:21, Blogger Doug said...

Hey, I got 6 o'clock shadow and laughed out loud. That's good for a slow fella isn't it?

 
At 00:14, Blogger Minka said...

Ok...I give you that! Besides, I heard that bigger mamals think slower, and with you being such a big bear...well, I should have known!

 
At 02:04, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Plural opposite of Eve.
Only with double d's.

A shadow is a great idea for a pic. Very neat!

 
At 03:48, Blogger Logophile said...

OOOOOoooooo, Minka! I love that shadow pic, very pretty!
And I know her, I had a book about her as a kid. One of my feminist aunties got me a book set
"American Women: Heroes" The book that featured this gal talked about her work with child labor.
She was an amazing gal.

 
At 04:07, Blogger Doug said...

Minka, only you can prevent forest fires.

 
At 04:07, Blogger Doug said...

And nice one Jamie Dawn

 
At 10:57, Blogger Minka said...

Jamie, that is right and I will choose this moment to reveal this mystery: Our person this week was Jane Addams! and most of you got that quite easily. Congrats to everybody and thanks for playing.

Doug, you on the other hand remain a mystery to me! Forest fires? regardless of how hard I beat my head around it, the lightbulb just doesn´t ignite!

Logo, aren´t you well read! I wish I would have had an aunt that would have thrown a decent book in my direction once in a while. Mine taught me how to milk cows though...might come in handy one of these days;)

 
At 19:53, Blogger Sar said...

Monika, I hope you're having a wonderful Mother's Day with your mom & extended family. :)

Okay here's a dumb thought - Mother's Day is universal, right? Not just an American Hallmark holiday, right? *feeling potentially embarassed*

 
At 20:44, Blogger Minka said...

no, it is all over the world. And if it is in America you can bet your sweet tiny hiny that Iceland is gonna copy it at some point.
We also have Mother´s Day in germany plus the 8th of March which is Woman´s day! And that is the extend of my knowledge on that subject:)

 
At 20:45, Blogger Doug said...

"Only you can prevent forest fires"-Smokey the Bear, mascot of the U.S. Forest Service. Sorry. A DDR card is fair here.

 
At 21:49, Blogger Minka said...

I am pulling it as I am typing. I smacked my brain for that? I´ll show you fire next time you come up with something like that!

 
At 03:23, Blogger Doug said...

I forget you're foreign. Your hygiene seems completely acceptable.

 
At 06:41, Blogger ariel said...

but Doug, you are the foreign...

 
At 06:54, Blogger Logophile said...

Ariel, Minka, sometimes he seems awfully foreign to us over here too.
But still, we are awfully fond of him.

 
At 09:15, Blogger Minka said...

doug, I am not surprised, I think all people should bathe in snow!

ariel, that´s what make shim so interesting to observe.

logo, I think there is no nation that wouldn´t be proud to know Douglas, the bear! Hey, that so could be a new Disney Title...

 

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