incongruous

(Day 11, 2017)

who was Cleopatra’s hubby?

right… the King of Denial

that’s my new nickname for

The Donald

who will soon be the leader of the

free world…such as it is.

Never so much the urge to giggle

as watching the Press Conference

in which our Prez-To-Be  developed a temper

at the bad reporter who wouldn’t shut up.

Really quite a valuable lesson:

when backed in a corner just snarl

and deny it ever happened.

I really want to take them seriously,

Don and his Won Tons of stand-up comedy,

but really—its not at all funny—

snickering at nuke-talk

the bane of existence!

© Sometimes, 2017

 

 

Irresistible: The Flaky Croissant

[The Daily Prompt…if a restaurant named a dish after you, what would it be called?”]

Oh, that’s an easy one… it would be called The Flaky Croissant.

Probably listed under a special category on the menu, like “Build Your Own Burger” or “Breakfast Your Way.”

THE FLAKY CROISSANT $3.95 and Up

Start with … yep, a fresh baked Croissant (or any other featured Roll of the Day)

[ If this is all you want… A croissant (or Roll of the Day) — here ya go!]

If you want the whole shebang…have the Croissant (or Roll of the Day) sliced in half lengthwise, then pile up any of the following ingredients.

egg (however–we like the “official” egg version, hard-boiled and sliced)

bacon or sausage (or a Meat of the Day of your choice)

tuna salad

mac and cheese

sliced chicken (boiled or fried)

tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, lettuce (leaf or iceberg)

(other vegetables available as Veggie of the Day)

“Cheese of the Day”

Vegetables of choice–when available.

Extras include: salsa verde AND salsa piquante or regular)

(Sometimes GUACAMOLE is included in the “Relish of the Day” list).

WE MAKE IT FOR YOU  or  BUILD IT YOURSELF AT THE SANDWICH BAR.

Specific choices of ingredients…. ask your server.  She loves to discuss The Flaky Croissant.   She prefers that customers have at least some wild idea of what they want included in  their sandwich…BEFORE she shows up at the table.

She likes hers plain…just the croissant (or roll of the day) on a plate.

[Don’t ask too many questions unless she is smiling.  And don’t ask for “gwak.”]

NOW WHAT!!!! OR How I Wrote My First Blog Post

OK, I admit that I had no clue where to begin.  So I’ll just follow my own advice and…. begin!  Write something.    Just get the old Muse working with a word, any word.   THE is a word, and the possibilities are endless… the Cat, the Tree, the Suitcase.  Go for it.  Go on…

There are always great ideas that pop into my head when I’m driving down the street, or dropping off to sleep–preferably NOT at the same time.  But try to think of a story idea instantly….its like asking a comedian to “say something funny.”    On the other hand, if said comedian is really funny, anything that he says can be hilarious to certain audiences. A look, facial expression, a way of walking…all can evoke laughter.   Just a mention of such comedic greats as Lucille Ball or Peter Boyle, brings at least a grin, and sometimes an outright guffaw.  So it follows that a writer can be expected to, well, write.

Well, actually I did keep a notebook of ideas when I was a newspaper writer back in the day.  Most any fragment of an idea can be thought into something worthy of elaboration, and eventually print.  Yes, I admit that a lot of ideas are dumb, downright stupid, inappropriate, hackneyed  or ill-conceived.   A lot of what is written is just plain wrong, sometimes mistakenly or deliberately entered misinformation.   Not that there is anything new under the sun, to borrow a phrase, but any idea has infinite versions.

So this is where my theme: SOMETIME, and its variations: Who, What, When, Where, How, Why…. comes in.  Please stop back often to see how the Sometime theme plays out.   We will be surprised together.