Monthly Archives: October 2012

HELLO, WEAN!


Here’s wishing all the Hallow wieners Some gory hot-dog-ketchup scene-ers, Grown-ups with booze to go with boos, When screams and shrieks will mean good news; Real zombies, vampires, ghosts emerging For peace and quiet will feel the urging, Not knowing, … Continue reading

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DUST TO DUST


Today we attended a conventional church funeral of a greatly loved cousin-in-law of Much Better Half.  MBH had been bridesmaid to her cousin (who died in her sleep relatively young many years ago) in the same church over fifty years … Continue reading

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COLONIALIST CAPTION COMPETITION


There was a blogger called hutton on 24.com blogs who used to run a weekly caption competition. She would find cute pictures on the web or from emails, and then invite comments which would suggest captions. There would be a … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL MORONIC OXEN


I am always conscious of my responsibility to pass culture on to my four-year-old granddaughter R.  Thus I recited to her the following oxymoron-filled rhyme, which I think I got from my parents, on the way back from school the … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL CONNECTIVITY


There has been no defection, But I lost my connection – My internet Got slower yet, Until there was rejection. To lack of blog selection There came no quick correction; Though lights were on The net was gone, Which led … Continue reading

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I’VE BEEN RASPUTIN!*


*(Which is to say, I have been Russian madly!) Apologies to those who have recently visited my blog and left pawprints, but have not had return visits.  I have been reading all the email posts I can, just to keep … Continue reading

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ENTERPRISES THAT REQUIRE NEW CLOTHES REALLY AWFULLY


According to Thoreau, One always needs to go Upon new enterprises in old clothes, Until you know the fit Is wrong a little bit And your old clothing such condition loathes. And I might well concur, But think I would … Continue reading

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A REALLY AWFULLY DEEP BREATH


Taking breather from their drink Three men started in to think Whether breath is in or out: ‘Out,’ said one, ‘without a doubt!’ He began to blow and spray – Nearly blew them all away – In due course, ran … Continue reading

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‘ENERY THE HATETH AND GREENSLEEVES


King Henry VIII has come into fashion here just lately, first with Kate Shrewsday and followed up by NR Hatch.  The posts reminded me of one of my favourite songs/melodies, Greensleeves, and the irrational disappointment I felt when various experts … Continue reading

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MUNCHIES QUIZ 78


Once again, the food quiz of Pink Polka Dot has inspired me to show off my vast knowledge of matters culinary.  It was a tricky one this time, and there is a vague possibility that I may have gone slightly … Continue reading

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