Rocks

@dawnald (84124)
Shingle Springs, California
October 23, 2009 12:47pm CST
Hi Cynthia, it is Friday, so here is another hard topic. Rocks... Do you like rocks? What kinds of rocks? What do you use them for? I like blue ones and green ones and red ones, preferably set in gold and surrounded by diamonds. I also like rock gardens and rock collections and rock music and our national parks with large rocks such as boulders and cliffs and waterfalls. Was that hard enough for you? Love, Dawn
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@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
24 Oct 09
My answer: Rock with a fine heart. There is this local saying over here: heart and head tough as rocks. Or something close to that. I feel that we can always have a rock for a heart and a thick skull as a rock, but as long as we have compassion, sincerity and the drive to do good things, it doesn't really matter how hard the rock is. Speaking of the journey of a rock life! Totally.. You rock, Dawn!!
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Oct 09
lol There's also the expression "dumb as a box of rocks", but I'd never use it on anybody here! Rock on!
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@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
27 Oct 09
Here's my Himbo moment... I thought for once that you were using it on me...
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 Oct 09
himbo?
24 Oct 09
Hi dawnald, Love rock candies, the ones you get at the seaside shops, hehehe. Tamara
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Oct 09
yum
• United States
26 Oct 09
My husband and I love rock candy, too. My husband had a really good idea for Christmas this year. We don't have a lot of money, so we are going to make different flavored and colored rock candies, and make up gift bags or baskets for presents. They kind-of look like icicles, anyway, so we were going to try to do decorate the basket with them like icicles or something like that.
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Oct 09
Sounds like a great idea!
@jellymonty (2358)
23 Oct 09
Hi Brownie! (been wanting to say that for ages!) Guess what... I'M A ROCK STAR!!!
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Oct 09
lmao
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23 Oct 09
seriously.. am like the backing guitarist for Aerosmith.. I used to his groupie so got promoted to stand by guitarist in case Steven Tyler passes out again
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@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
24 Oct 09
Cool. I was thinking of granites and stuff and I see a discussion answer Rock Star! Awesome................
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
24 Oct 09
I like big rocks that sparkle, the bigger the better. I think they are called diamonds. Some say that they are a girl’s best friend; I don’t know about that but I like them, I like them a lot! I only have one on my engagement ring; it is not very big but if I go outside in the sunshine you can see it sparkle!
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Oct 09
I like colored ones! :-)
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@royal52gens (5379)
• United States
24 Oct 09
I like red rocks (rubies). I like the deep dark colored ones, not the pink one. When the light hits a ruby at the right angle, the stone appears to be on fire. I like boulders that are located in places that are unusual. A lone boulder sitting in the middle of a meadow makes you stop and wonder how did it get there? Why is it there and not somewhere else?
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Oct 09
I love rubies, nice dark red clear expensive ones that I can't afford. lol And as for the boulder, was it an English sparrow or an African sparrow that moved it there? (Sorry was just watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail)...
• Australia
23 Oct 09
Pinnacles - The Pinnacles in Western Australia
Let me think. You wrote this on Friday. It is now Saturday 7.00am here, but Friday night I sorted rocks into 14 containers. How is that for coincidence? My rocks were only pebbles that are used for craft work in the children's holiday clubs we conduct, but they are still rocks - and bigger than your rocks which are surrounded by diamonds. Most Aussies love the beaches which surround our wonderful island nation, but give me mountains and rocks any time. I used to love rock scrambling and I always wanted to travel the outback to see all the amazing rock formations which dot our outback landscape. Rock music? No thanks. I prefer peace and lyrics I can hear. Rock heads? No thanks. I prefer people who think. Rocking chairs? OK but I prefer swivel. Rock candy? No thanks. I prefer chocolate (dark and ginger) Rock'n'Roll? I used to love it but too old now. Rocks (as in jewellery) Love it on others, but not for me. Rock solid friendships? Yes please! Rocky relationships? No thanks. Rock gardens? Great! Rock wallabies? Cute!
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Oct 09
That's funny. They have rock wallabies at the Los Angeles zoo.... and the kids are constantly fighting me for the (MY) rocking chair. :-)
@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Oct 09
Hooray, good riddance cold!
• Australia
24 Oct 09
Now if you used straight ginger instead of ginger tea it WOULD be gone - forever! Alternatively, in case you can't find any Indonesian real ginger drink, you could do what an old Chinese doctor in Sydney told us. He said to microwave (boil) a mug of Coca Cola with a good spoonful of minced fresh ginger in it and drink it hot. I haven't had a cold or sore throat for decades, but it works for people I know.
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
25 Oct 09
Do small rocks count, you know the stones you find on the beach? I find them fascinating and I have actually got a collection of them, I have a black box full of them, I picked them up from the beach on Rhodes. They always remind me of my holiday there and I have them pride of place in my bedroom. Not sure about the rocks you get in rings as I don't wear rings. I would love to see Ayers Rock but that means a 24 hour plane journey!
• Australia
25 Oct 09
Devil's Marbles - Devil's Marbles, rock formation in NT Aus
Wolfie, presuming you land in Sydney, it would then mean a few more hours in another plane, which might cost almost as much as the flight from England - or you could take a bus tour, which would cost about the same and take longer, but you'd see more. By the way, the Devil's Marbles would be more interesting than Ayer's Rock.
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Oct 09
Any rocks count. Fly to Sydney, rent a car, bring plenty of water?
• Australia
27 Oct 09
Rent a car? You are joking! NOT to drive to Ayers Rock that is for sure.
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• United States
23 Oct 09
This reminds me of a completely inappropriate Dr. Hook song that my brothers let me listen to when I was younger. Hmmm ... that does kind-of give us a little in-sight on why I might be the way I am today, doesn't it?
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Oct 09
I was familiar with a lot of their songs but I didn't know they were by them. And now I do...
@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Oct 09
My daily dose of trivia!!!
• United States
23 Oct 09
You know what, Lamb, I did know that they were written by him, since I have several of my brother's old records, but I never made the connection that he was the same guy that wrote the children's poems that I used to read to my daughter. Although she grew up on the music, too, but the more tame songs until she was older.
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@ElicBxn (59912)
• United States
23 Oct 09
LOL!!! I discovered geology late, in my 30's, and wish I had discovered how much I love it when I was in school so I could've majored in it! I too love rock gardens, and the "bare bones" of the country in the 4 corners area of the U.S. I also love geothermal displays. I had a co-worker once threaten to send me to Reykjavík, and told her I'd love to go and see a place with geothermal heating and the like. She never threatened to send me there again...
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Oct 09
If we're going to see geothermal displays, I'd rather go to Hawaii!
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@ElicBxn (59912)
• United States
23 Oct 09
well, geothermal doesn't normal refer to volcanic events, but rather heating/power generating from volcanic sources - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geothermal_power for example, the hot springs, geysers, and hot pools in Yellowstone are called geothermal, while volcanoes are called... well volcanoes... Mind you, I'd like to see those too!
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Oct 09
sure, get technical on me! Yellowstone is very cool. The kids loved the "stinky rocks"...
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I love rocks. Rocks were the first thing that let my husband know what a kook he had married. I had been out riding my horse when I cam upon the most beautiful rocks that I knew would look wonderful in our garden, I raced home and got the hubby and car to return to the rocks. He could not believe that I made him come with me way out in the desert to pick up rocks to bring home. Well I still pick up rocks and have them in the garden, the pond and even in glass jars in the house. I have small piles of rocks that the children can explore and take one or two home. Don't you know their parents just love me for that. But I must admit that I have created many future rock collectors.
@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Oct 09
I bet they do love you for it, especially when they step on them!
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
24 Oct 09
You must build a zen garden. And remember: rocks are very good poetry listners, if you know set them in proper places and position ...
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 Oct 09
a zen garden, hmmm...
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
23 Oct 09
I also have a pet-rock ... Except that one (my pet-rock), others I use -regardless of color and sometime even regardless of size) to broke windows and fill others's bags As about other kind of "rocks", I avoid those that can be used on jewllery because I don't like to be target for thiefs; as about rock music, I'm yet stuck on 60s-70s ...
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Oct 09
hooray for the 60's and 70's :-)
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• United States
23 Oct 09
You should know who Dr. Hook is, then, since that is the music that my siblings grew-up on.
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@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
23 Oct 09
Yeah ... Holly Rock ...
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@Zenstrive (239)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 09
Any kind of rocks, right? Well, I love J-rocks bands. They have this unique style of expressing their musics through rock and metals. But I prefer metals though....especially Metallica and Linkin Park :)
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Oct 09
Metallica is from not all that far from here! I'm into more mellow stuff mostly though!
@GardenGerty (87631)
• Marion, Kansas
25 Oct 09
Yes, rocks are hard. On Friday and any other day, they are still hard. I like rock gardens and quartz rocks and I would like a really big Rock one of these days on my finger. Rocks,not rockets, maybe that can be a protest, unless of course they are the Rockettes, then they really rock.
@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Oct 09
I hope your wish is granite!
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
23 Oct 09
You must really like rocks as you got them all covered! Hope Cindy likes rocks too and can give additional info on her choices for best rocks!
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Oct 09
Jamaican rocks!
@Hatley (152148)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Oct 09
hi dawnald I also love rocks,,but as a rock hound I used to collect specimens of agates, quartz, and a number of other rocks but specially loved my geodes as when they are split open inside are many small crystals that radiate all the colors of the rainbow, really very pretty.,I have a small part of my collection in a pretty basket sitting] on my bedside stand.
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Oct 09
I was never a rock hound but I do love looking at them in exhibits.