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More Random Thoughts While Ill

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I think I'm about over the crud - at least, I hope so! I've been thinking about pudding - craving it. Gotta pick up some sugar free mix. Also, with the crud, I've been hungry, but getting belly cramps when I eat. Reminded me of the Pelican poem.

A Wonderful Bird is the Pelican by Dixon Lanier Merritt (I always thought this was by Ogden Nash)

A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican,
He can take in his beak
Enough food for a week
But I'm damned if I see how the helican!

The Tale of Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash

Belinda lived in a little white house,
With a little black kitten and a little gray mouse,

And a little yellow dog and a little red wagon,
And a realio, trulio, little pet dragon.

Now the name of the little black kitten was Ink,

And the little gray mouse, she called him Blink,

And the little yellow dog was sharp as Mustard,

But the dragon was a coward, and she called him Custard.

Belinda was as brave as a barrel full of bears,
And Ink and Blink chased lions down the stairs,

Mustard was as brave as a tiger in a rage,
But Custard cried for a nice safe cage.

The pirate gaped at Belinda's dragon,
And gulped some grog from his pocket flagon,

He fired two bullets, but they didn't hit,
And Custard gobbled him, every bit.

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SHERYLDS 1/16/2012 8:36PM

    sorry to hear you're not totally back yet....that's what you get hanging around sick people.
luv the fuzzy

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LILPAT3 1/16/2012 7:13PM

    Too cute as always! Feel better, stay warm and dry.

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MRS_EVA_K 1/16/2012 8:25AM

    I hope you feel better soon.

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/15/2012 8:49PM

    Definitely agree - get better soon!

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BUTEAFULL 1/15/2012 2:02PM

    here's so grog to you feeling better quickly, I never read the Nash poem before, I liked it a lot wench!

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I've Got the Bug

Friday, January 13, 2012

I've got the stomach bug - haven't walked the pups in a couple of days, definitely not meeting my 10K steps. I went into the Emergency Department (where I work) Wed morning, got 2 liters of IV fluids & some meds. Felt better ... with some relapses. I'm at home again tonight - brain on idle. Random thoughts...

A Fly and a Flea in a Flue

A fly and a flea in a flue
Were imprisoned, so what could they do?
"Let us fly," said the flea
"Let us flee,"said the fly
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.

The Spider and the Fly
Mary Howitt

Will you walk into my parlour?" said the Spider to the Fly,
'Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to shew when you are there."
Oh no, no," said the little Fly, "to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair can ne'er come down again."

"I'm sure you must be weary, dear, with soaring up so high;
Will you rest upon my little bed?" said the Spider to the Fly.
"There are pretty curtains drawn around; the sheets are fine and thin,
And if you like to rest awhile, I'll snugly tuck you in!"
Oh no, no," said the little Fly, "for I've often heard it said,
They never, never wake again, who sleep upon your bed!"

Said the cunning Spider to the Fly, " Dear friend what can I do,
To prove the warm affection I 've always felt for you?
I have within my pantry, good store of all that's nice;
I'm sure you're very welcome -- will you please to take a slice?"
"Oh no, no," said the little Fly, "kind Sir, that cannot be,
I've heard what's in your pantry, and I do not wish to see!"

"Sweet creature!" said the Spider, "you're witty and you're wise,
How handsome are your gauzy wings, how brilliant are your eyes!
I've a little looking-glass upon my parlour shelf,
If you'll step in one moment, dear, you shall behold yourself."
"I thank you, gentle sir," she said, "for what you 're pleased to say,
And bidding you good morning now, I'll call another day."

The Spider turned him round about, and went into his den,
For well he knew the silly Fly would soon come back again:
So he wove a subtle web, in a little corner sly,
And set his table ready, to dine upon the Fly.
Then he came out to his door again, and merrily did sing,
"Come hither, hither, pretty Fly, with the pearl and silver wing;
Your robes are green and purple -- there's a crest upon your head;
Your eyes are like the diamond bright, but mine are dull as lead!"

Alas, alas! how very soon this silly little Fly,
Hearing his wily, flattering words, came slowly flitting by;
With buzzing wings she hung aloft, then near and nearer drew,
Thinking only of her brilliant eyes, and green and purple hue --
Thinking only of her crested head -- poor foolish thing! At last,
Up jumped the cunning Spider, and fiercely held her fast.
He dragged her up his winding stair, into his dismal den,
Within his little parlour -- but she ne'er came out again!

And now dear little children, who may this story read,
To idle, silly flattering words, I pray you ne'er give heed:
Unto an evil counsellor, close heart and ear and eye,
And take a lesson from this tale, of the Spider and the Fly.

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FDDNMD 1/14/2012 2:39PM

    Your blog is so neat. When my son wakes up from his nap I am going to have to read these to him. He loves these kind of stories. I have some funky crud too. Snot, sore throat, fever that comes and goes. Hang in there and I wish you a speedy recovery. ~BIG HUGS~ emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 1/14/2012 10:02AM

    So sorry that you're not feeling well. It's hit me to the past few days. Thought I was better yesterday but by evening felt terrible again and still feel awful this morning. Hopefully we'll both get over it soon.
Loved the blog. Cockroaches get to me more than spiders unless the spiders are really big ones!

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SHERYLDS 1/13/2012 7:45AM

    Feel better soon.

Luv the blog. emoticon

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TOMWDCSKC 1/13/2012 5:07AM

    Unless of course you happen to be the spider. emoticon emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 1/13/2012 2:23AM

    this is the first I've seen all stanzas...interesting
come into my parlor said the spider to the fly

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VICIOUS421 1/13/2012 1:17AM

    Hope you feel better soon!!!!!! Loved the Random Thoughts!!!!!!

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QUEEN_REINA 1/13/2012 1:15AM

    Aw, I hope you feel better soon!

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PEPPYPATTI 1/13/2012 12:24AM

    How cute! I am just getting over that nasty bug-it takes a few day. Hope you feel better soon emoticon

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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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    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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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 '

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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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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ONEWAYSTREET 1/8/2012 5:49AM

  Oh so much better with 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 can clean up!"

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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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