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Send in the Clowns

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

This song is from the musical "A Little Night Music" by Stephen Sondheim in 1973. The actress Desiree reflects on her life and missed opportunities. She loves Frederik, but he loves (and weds) a younger woman. The "clowns" referred to are not circus clowns (as I always thought) , but fools. Apparently, it was a theater tradition - if the show wasn't working, get the audience laughing. I love the Judy Collins' version. (I tried finding "fools", "comedians" and "jokers" at LOLcats - no joy)



Isn't it rich?
Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground,
You in mid-air.
Send in the clowns.



Isn't it bliss?
Don't you approve?
One who keeps tearing around,
One who can't move.
Where are the clowns?
Send in the clowns.


Just when I'd stopped
Opening doors,
Finally knowing
The one that I wanted was yours,
Making my entrance again
With my usual flair,
Sure of my lines,
No one is there.


Don't you love farce?
My fault, I fear.
I thought that you'd want what I want -
Sorry, my dear.
But where are the clowns?
There ought to be clowns.
Quick, send in the clowns.


What a surprise.
Who could foresee
I'd come to feel about you
What you'd felt about me?
Why only now when I see
That you'd drifted away?
What a surprise.
What a cliché.


Isn't it rich?
Isn't it queer?
Losing my timing this late
In my career?
And where are the clowns?
Quick, send in the clowns.
Don't bother - they're here.




  
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TOMWDCSKC 1/12/2012 10:46PM

    Like most of the others, I have always liked this song. Good trivia not many were aware of that (I was though). Great pictures. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 1/11/2012 1:41PM

    thanks for the trivia behind the song, Judy Collins is one of my favorite ballad singers

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SHERYLDS 1/11/2012 12:00PM

    one of my favorite tunes...great photos

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MARYBETH_OHIO 1/11/2012 11:16AM

    I love this song and I like all the cute pics

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DAP1313 1/11/2012 9:56AM

    I've always like the song, and didn't know about why they would send in the clowns. Great blog!

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LINDAKAY228 1/11/2012 9:29AM

    Especially loved the first pic!

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 1/11/2012 7:59AM

    I enjoyed your blog. Starts my morning out with a chuckle. Thank you!

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GAYLLYNNE 1/11/2012 7:00AM

    Thanks for sharing! Just great!

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JSALERNO 1/11/2012 6:37AM

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SAFETYSUE 1/11/2012 6:03AM

    I always loved this song, and I thought it mean't clowns too!

Another great blog!
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Men's Rules (with illustrations)

Saturday, January 07, 2012

I have blatently stolen this from another Sparker (thanks, ILOVEROSES!), with the addition of the pictures.

At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down.
Finally, the guys' side of the story.
( I must admit, it's pretty good.)
We always hear 'the rules' from the female side
Now here are the rules from the male side.

These are our rules!
Please note.. these are all numbered '1 '
ON PURPOSE!

1. Men are NOT mind readers


1. Learn to work the toilet seat.
You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down.
We need it up, you need it down.
You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.



1. Sunday sports. It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides.
Let it be.



1. Crying is blackmail.



1. Ask for what you want.
Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!



1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.


1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do.
Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.



1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument.
In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 Days.



1. If you think you're fat, you probably are.
Don't ask us.



1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.



1. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.



1. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.



1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.


1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.
Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.


1. If it itches, it will be scratched..
We do that.


1. If we ask what is wrong and you say 'nothing,' we will act like nothing's wrong.
We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.


1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, expect an answer you don't want to hear.



1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine... Really.



1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as hunting, fishing, golfing, or something with wheels.



1. You have enough clothes.



1. You have too many shoes.



1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!



1. Thank you for reading this.

Yes, I know, I'll have to sleep on the couch tonight.

But did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping.


Pass this to as many men as you can - to give them a laugh.

Pass this to as many women as you can - to give them a bigger laugh.

  
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RR1_RR1 1/20/2012 10:46AM

    Hilarious. I like "You have too many shoes"..LOL!

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SAFETYSUE 1/11/2012 6:12AM

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BUTEAFULL 1/8/2012 4:42PM

    oh yeah emoticon

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DAP1313 1/8/2012 10:05AM

    I think this is one of your best ones! Love it!! You always bring a smile to my face.

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JSALERNO 1/8/2012 6:44AM

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ONEWAYSTREET 1/8/2012 5:49AM

  Oh so much better with pics....love it!
Fortunately the truth won't hurt... they'd forget it in 6 seconds... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHERYLDS 1/8/2012 4:11AM

    Oh yeah....typical men mentality.
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TOMWDCSKC 1/8/2012 3:04AM

    YUP YUP YUP. IT'S OUR BIBLE. CAN'T EVER BE WRONG. HEH HEH emoticon emoticon emoticon

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QUEEN_REINA 1/8/2012 2:53AM

    Thanks for sharing, I got a big laugh out of some of these!

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TRISSA3 1/8/2012 2:50AM

    I sooo love Cheezburger! I remember seeing "This is not facebook..." today. Love 'em. BTW, I also "contribute on "I Can Haz Cheezeburger" now-and-then...(on my bored nights). LOLS Rock! (Ai wil b 60 soon. Ai'll tayk awl da Cheezburgers ai kan! Lub da kittehs. Eben doze in da basement.)


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CKAYTHOMAS 1/7/2012 11:09PM

    Funny, but several of them are oh, so true!
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New Year's Resolutions by LOL Cats & Dogs

Friday, January 06, 2012

I stole the idea from the LOL cats site - with slight modification to add the dogs!

10. Get Organized




9. Help Others




8. Learn Something New




7. Get Out of Debt




6. Quit Drinking




5. Enjoy Life More




4. Quit Smoking




3. Lose Weight




2. Exercise More




1. Spend More Time With Family



  
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ONEWAYSTREET 1/7/2012 7:21AM

  You mean to say I don't look good in that Leopard print thong after all...??? emoticon

shattered.. totally shattered... emoticon

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TOMWDCSKC 1/7/2012 4:49AM

    Very cute. emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 1/7/2012 12:48AM

    cute cute cute

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MRS_EVA_K 1/6/2012 3:06PM

    I wonder if i can organize my grown cats this way.... hummm *here kitty kitty kitty*


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JSALERNO 1/6/2012 2:32PM

    emoticonYou really have the best blogs.

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BPELTONEN 1/6/2012 12:22PM

    Haha! "I am done now...you can clean up!"

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FRANNIEDID 1/6/2012 11:55AM

    Cute!

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GAYLE-G-63 1/6/2012 10:17AM

    LOL Great blog! I am a huge fan of LOL. This was really creative and very funny. =)

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SHERYLDS 1/6/2012 8:38AM

    LUV the cat with the thong remark.... emoticon

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HALLS916 1/6/2012 8:30AM

  love them!

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Running in Place

Friday, January 06, 2012

I'm feeling much better today - the second pear was wonderful and I felt fine afterward. Busy, busy today! I feel like the Red Queen, running and running to stay in one place. More later ...

  
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CANNIE50 1/10/2012 10:51PM

    Just stopped by to say hello, and see how you are doing emoticon

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ONEWAYSTREET 1/6/2012 8:48AM

  Glad you feel aok.... emoticon

mmmmmm my job is definitely like pushing #*it uphill!!!


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MRS_EVA_K 1/6/2012 8:17AM

    glad you feel better!

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DAP1313 1/6/2012 7:40AM

    So glad you are feeling better, and that the second pear was delicious. LOL I sometimes feel like that beetle.

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VICIOUS421 1/6/2012 2:23AM

    Glad you feel better!!!!!!
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SAFETYSUE 1/6/2012 2:04AM

    SO GLAD...
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    Glad you're feeling better. Have a great weekend. emoticon

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Film at Eleven

Thursday, January 05, 2012

I'm having a bad day - planned to sleep until 1400 (2 PM), but woke up at noon. A friend from work had told me he was sending me a surprise from Harry & David, and it was to be delivered today. I let the pups out and checked the mail - the box of beautiful, huge pears was by the mailbox. I ate one (yummy, dripping with juices) and headed back to bed. Ow! Cramps, stabbing pains in upper abdomen, back, and flanks. What the heck? Lasted 4 hours. I took some tylenol #3s I had (tylenol with codeine) - it kicked in after a couple of hours.

Slept until 1930 (7:39P). No walkie the dogs, no grocery shopping. I don't think it was from the pear, but apparently, there is a survival instinct that tells us "if you eat something and get sick, DON'T eat it again". I plan to try another one, anyway - just too good to pass up, and I really think it was a coincidence.

I'm on the iPad now - still haven't figured out how to add pix from it.


More later!

  
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GRACEZN 1/5/2012 5:01PM

  Hope you feel better soon! emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 1/5/2012 11:26AM

    yeah just coincidence

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SMILE2HAPPINESS 1/5/2012 10:33AM

    emoticon Feel better! emoticon

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DAP1313 1/5/2012 9:27AM

    So glad you are feeling a bit better. It could have been gas? Take it easy for now.

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LINDAKAY228 1/5/2012 8:15AM

    Hope you feel better quickly.

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JSALERNO 1/5/2012 6:19AM

    Good Luck. Sorry about your pain.

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SHERYLDS 1/5/2012 4:53AM

    Hope your feeling better soon.
With all the food problems these days...you never know.
And you never know what it might have been sitting next to in transit.
be careful

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SAFETYSUE 1/5/2012 1:48AM

    I live very close to Harry and David and use them every holiday. Their pears and fruit are delicious so I don't think it was the pair. Hope you are feeling better!
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