So what should I do this afternoon?
study my Russian lesson?
expand my online book inventory?
repot a thirsty “Wandering Jew?”
walk in the garden,
read a novel
–write a poem?
I could get lost on google…
visit friends abroad…who probably are sleeping now,
giving their blogs a rest.
sit here and daydream?
fix something for dinner…
clean the garage?
get out my zillions of beads
and all of their appurtenances thereto
to borrow a legal phrase
ah, the latter may be the winner
of my afternoon busywork lottery
with granddaughter birthdays approaching
a tiny bit of skill, strong thread and needles
my treasure trove of baubles and beads…
crystals shining of light of their own
so here I sit, writing a poem
about shiny trinkets and glistening orbs
…inviting a nudge from the beading-muse.
As if it wasn’t near perfect…
now here’s just what was lacking—
a beautiful woman spy
of course she has official backing.
The question that begs
to be thoroughly scrutinized:
were these Yankees duped
by nefarious, erstwhile spies…
or are they just stupid?
Angela Merkel rolled her eyes!
Was it exasperation
or simply condescension ?
…or just a case of dry-eye?
and long days of hosting
the world’s most Very Important Persons?
Decorum held hostage to fragile egos…
hurt feelings and squabble-solving.
and running her country…and NATO?
(Some say she’s the Boss of the World)
“Well,” she says, with an eye-roll. : “I hope not!
I already feel like one of the Queens
in Alice’s Land of Improbabilities.
Don’t bother me with trivialities.”
“I don’t care if they ran out of chicken …
just because I’m a woman doesn’t mean I run the kitchen!
WHO didn’t have a place to sleep? Too bad…
It’s not my fault there was no room at the inn.
No, Vlad, no one expects YOU to share.”
Time to declare in effect — Pre-School Rules:
No fighting, no biting…no running in the halls!
Make sure everybody gets a present,
and they all understand who is to win the games.
Give the Chancellor a break!
No wonder Angela Merkel rolled her eyes!
There was a lady who lived near Lake Erie,
who was cheery and bright
most of the time…
but when she grew weary she soon became leery
of things that go bump in the night.
“You’re a coward,” said her hubby,
(whose name was Howard)
“afraid of a shadow
…or mouse…or a deer.
What would happen if I wasn’t here?”
“Why, I’d get a gun,” said the lady from Erie
“if a faerie or elf or goblin appeared…
I’d get all teary and shoot off its earring!”
“But that would be silly,” said Howard,
“…that only would make it more eerie.”
“I’d rather have it be eerie in Erie,
than down a couple of beers.”
“Well, Dearie, that doesn’t make sense!”
The lady replied with a gleam in her eye:
“I’d rather have Scotch when its eerie in Erie.”
© Sometimes, 2017
[All photos in this post ©Sometimes, 2017.]
This blog just came to my attention this morning, and its my favorite blog today. Thanks SO much for the re-blog Ellie Haretuko…and for following my blog.
I recently read a study conducted in 1952. Reliability and the actual occurrence of the study even taking place was called into question, that it may just be a myth. Regardless the study enthralled me and mythical or not I enjoyed it. Here’s the gist of it.
Scientists were providing monkeys with sweet potatoes dropping them in the sand for the monkeys to collect. The monkeys loved the potatoes but hated the sand. One of the monkeys realised that she could rectify the problem by washing the sand off in the nearby stream, she taught the other monkeys. Through imitation they were able to learn. Now this in itself isn’t an anomaly, these creatures are intelligent and able to learn. What was surprising was that colonies of monkeys on other islands began doing the exact same thing without any ability to imitate through observation, as they were on neighbouring islands…
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twists and turns happen
each day the world turns tighter,
like a spinning top
What can be made of them…
the funny snaps and buttons
Come and dance with me
across the hills and time streams
let’s echo always!
© Sometimes, 2017
a sliver of moonbeam
winks warmly in the night sky
…brightens dim places
© Sometimes, 2017
hair of yellow sunshine
flowing gently in the breeze
reminds of Vikings
© Sometimes, 2017
OK. Enough time has been wasted on the agonizing and agonistic misadventures of the United States Government (or lack thereof.) I do hope to live long enough to ingrain some of the History of the World Under Trump into my DNA. Right, I’m not even sure that is possible, about the DNA that is, but the truth is that until about twenty years ago I was not even aware of such a thing. Science was never my bag, although my interests and obsessions lie as much with clouds and rocks, bugs and sea creatures, as any one.
A basic interest in Geneology is in fact part of my basic make-up, due largely if not mainly to my Dad’s Mom, my Grandmother Lillian Turney Piper. The font of knowledge or awareness of our family origins was argueably Lillian’s mother, Ann Avann Turney, of Tenterton, England. OK, enough with the name-dropping.
We lived with the aforementioned forebears until I was three, so direct influence of Great Grandma Ann was by osmosis, so to speak. She no doubt talked with me a lot about family affairs. She also kept personal diaries after the age of about 80, when she was forced to curtail her former active social life and retreat to her home. There she wrote her faithful diary entries…and discussed life and the world with visitors and family. She read daily newspapers and other periodicals, and often wrote and received personal letters.
Visitors included members of social clubs, and church membership. GG Ann was into all sorts of world activities, and wrote poetry. Yes…a poet. There was no WordPress then, of course, no computers or email. The telephone was tied to the wall with a cord, and used only in turn with other people on the line (of course they listened in) so one just stated their business and got off the phone. No texting…no cell phones.
GG Ann was keenly interested, and involved to whatever possible extent, in the WCTU: The Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Their target—Alcohol. I wish that here would follow exciting tales about women in long dresses and big fancy hats smashing bars and bottles with axes. Or at least, rolling pins. I have no details about GG Ann’s adventures with the WCTU, although there are extant examples of her original poetry and quotations clipped from newspapers.
To get back to my new pursuit…as I said earlier, my preoccupation with the United States government (or lack thereof,) only grows by the hour, and has no practical application to my personal blog. My associates, followers, correspondents, critics…mostly are on the same political page wherever they are in our world. Common sense and questionable judgement urges me to stay out of the comment sections of various venues, on the premise that everyone has an opinion and anything I say they will ignore, take offense, or call me names…which hurts my feelings. Preaching to the choir has no direct result except winks and thumbs-ups…and arguing with the posters, trolls or not, is counterproductive and only makes me mad.
This morning a blogger pal reposted an article from a newspaper that mentions the Koch Brothers and hitherto emphasized family (group?) The Mercers. I know who the Koch Brothers are…friends of Trump, I think…but the Mercers? Hmmm, I have decided to find out who these people are, what they are up to, and—if they are related to ME. GG Ann’s grandmother was a Mary Mercer… so that’s my new preoccupation. (stay tuned)
All things sporadic!
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