Friday, June 3, 2011


"Laughter and tears are meant to turn the wheels of the same machinery of sensibility; one is wind-power, and the other water-power; that is all. "


1. If you plan on going to extremes...
make sure you pack a lunch.
2. Feeling guilty about not being all
you could a waste of good guilt.
3. Any man worth his salt...should work on being worth his pepper.
4. Civilization is a great institution...
or as we call them, asylums.
5. If you fall in love, don't ask how deep ...ask how deep is the ocean; how high the sky.
6. If you can't stand behind me...
at least pull up a chair.
7. If you're going to rob Peter to pay sure you wear a mask.
8. Life is like a jig-saw puzzle...except
there's no picture to guide you. 
9. If politicians find common ground on an's usually under water.
10. If you can't  set a good example...
go for a mediocre one.
Walter the baboon's recent ad seeking a mate drew many comments,
queries and lovelorn responses ( Alright, one!) like this one ...

Dear Walter. I am a beautiful,intelligent, twentyish, 
lady baboon who is seeking love, companionship,
and lots of bananas. My name is Zelda and I 
currently reside at the Monkey House of
the Hedley Memorial Zoo in Silo City.
Walter, please rescue me from this place.
My whole life is wasting away here. My body 
and soul is  being wasted. I am attractive, 
clean, and very well educated with
a warm, loving nature and you sound like 
my soul mate. I know I could make you happy.
Let's get together with our keepers and meet.
Let's enjoy the rest of our lives. Walter. my
name is Zelda, and I can't wait to whisper sweet 
nothings in your big ears and groom your fur .
Love, Zelda.

Sturdley Shinglehammer Strikes Again...

Nicole the Creole outsold,
Everyone on the payroll.
Customers she could buttonhole,
And charmingly cajole,
Even cook 'em a casserole.

There was a young lady named Snifter,
Who was an accomplished shoplifter.
She was quick and bold,
And stole items untold,
Until she met a cop who was quicker.
As I mentioned in my memo of two weeks ago, if my demands for tastier, more nutritious and expensive cat food are not met in the ensuing two weeks, yours truly is vacating this premises and seeking newer, more affluent providers with whom to spend the rest of my nine lives. I do wish to compliment your feeble efforts to make me comfortable this past winter. I know you both have to work hard to keep yourselves and moi in what may loosely be described as lush poverty, and I would like to say to you in all sincerity: "Nice try, folks." Now, please empty my litterbox, wash my bed, and let me sleep the afternoon away. STRUTZ

   Never make a move without Frazer's Axle Grease!

1. Never complain in a Starbucks unless you have grounds for it.
2. Don't refer to your doctor's office as Malady Lane.
3. Never say that one man's mate is another man's poison.
4. Don't  stay baroque by going to auctions.
5. Don't complain about how expensive college was if you
only got a quarterback.
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous
if you earn no money.



The award above was awarded to me for being me.
It is my very own award, soon to be coveted; or ignored; or despised.
It will be awarded(?) from time to time to anyone I deem worthy  for
 reasons of my own. There are no requirements whatsoever.



SprigBlossoms said...

No. 6, of and reconsider...

No. 8 is superb...I am admiring the pieces, without the pattern...

No. 9 is right on!

I sincerely hope Strutz finds it in his heart to continue at his present abode for another lifetime :) Maybe the undisturbed afternoon nap will change his mind...

Paul said...

"Beethoven's Fifth was the first symphony to include trombones." This is popular wisdom, like most popular wisdom, it is not true. The Swedish composer Joachim Nicolas Eggert specified trombones for his Symphony in E-flat major written in 1807. As with other things in life, common people make "mistakes", great people create history!

Hazelmarie Elliott (Mattie) said...

I don't know if my comments are getting through to you (many are having blogging issues), but I've left a few of them for you. Please know I enjoy your blog greatly. You've given me a smile each time I've stopped by. Hope my comment gets through to you this time!

Enjoy your week,

TALON said...

I don't know what's up, but it seems my comments are vaporizing as I commented on this yesterday and it's nowhere to be found.

Strutz got a big, "Right on!" from Stripey and Missy :)

Sturdley is in fine form and had me giggling!

Hope you and Helen are fine and that the weather forecast holds some raindrops for you!

desk49 said...

Who knows what happened so to your blog.

Sensibility is the tool man uses to try to avoid wind and water power.
1. And a route back
2. Yet you probably have a lot of guilt to waste.
3. Then other men will fest upon you.
4. And the asylums are the place the civilized hide those that don’t fit their mold.
5. Get a ladder and get out.
6. Because I’m going nowhere quickly.
7. Make sure Peter has the money.
8. And no loosed pieces to find.
9. We’re normally the ones that will end up under water.
10. Because you can’t please them anyway.
11. “Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money. JULES RENARD”

And so I bow out