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different.

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 this building

recently sold

interior updating work has begun

someone has a whimsical creative streak

and one of these chairs is not like the others. 

 

“creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”
– edward de bon

loaf-gate.

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yes, this is an original created by me. 

years ago i posted a story

about how i had weirdly crossed paths with

meatloaf the rocker, not meatloaf the food, twice in my life.

as part of the post, for clarification

i added in a boring picture

of the food version of meatloaf

as well as

a picture of the rocker version of meatloaf.

imagine my surprise when all these years later

i got a call from an attorney in california

wanting me to pay him for a picture of his dinner

i thought it was a prank

he insisted it was real

citing the date of my published post

angrily standing his ground

i decided to take down my whole meatloaf post

and end the drama

i am always happy to support artists and their work

i can’t imagine that a slice of meatloaf on his dinner plate

was meant to be art, could be in high demand, or cause such controversy

so as you can see above

i have created my own meatloaf picture

and as a gift to you my loyal readers,

you are all free to use it as often as you would like

at no charge and with no drama.

“taking crazy things seriously is a serious waste of time.”

-haruki murakami

 

 

*happy lmtwgrblkufgdw.

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so happy to be celebrating

*Love Makes the World Go Round;

But, Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week: 8-14 

i feel lucky to have a job that keeps me laughing.

who else gets to say/respond to such great things at work?

“you need to have pants on.”

“try not to touch every person in the room”

“i know you washed your hands this morning, but it is afternoon now.”

“fish don’t really like to be hugged.”

“try to bend your legs to sit on the sled, that is called making them stiff and that is different, try to bend…..”

“did you call me grandpa?”

“it’s important to have both shoes.”

“before we start we all have to promise not to cry if we don’t get to the candy castle first.”

“behind you is that way.”

“why did she call you beth?”

“if you put that in your nose, it might not come out.”

“your snowpants are backwards, let’s see if i can help you fix that.”

“you want to be called something new?”

“i’m pretty sure these are your boots because your parents put them in your bag and they have your name on them.”

“your mom is having a baby but you’re not supposed to tell anyone yet?”

“i’m not sure that ranch dressing is good to drink.”

each day is the best day ever.

never a day goes by without a laugh or ten. 

 

 

 

image credit: puffin puff pastry, google images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

opportunity.

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when hanging outside with a couple of my grandies,

we talked as they worked on creating pictures

taken from online designs

very, very carefully selecting each tiny bead to put into place 

i thought it would be a good time to tell them about my cat, olive

who loves to pounce on the jigsaw puzzles on my table

when she finds me in the midst of them

i also thought i would do a mini dramatic recreation of how it all happens

as i pretended to be olive, bouncing my hand on the table

i apparently was a little too into my role

 when i hit the table

we all froze for a few seconds

after noticing that all of their hard work

had just been destroyed in the course of my acting.

great recovery though

as i apologized

we all laughed and laughed and laughed at what happened

knowing

that while it would take a long time to rebuild their designs

we also also knew

that life can be so instantly funny sometimes. 

“the more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.”

– bill nye

show and (don’t) tell

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highlight quote from kinder show and tell today:
“I’m going to show you what I brought,
but if you see my sister in the hall
don’t tell her that I brought it.”
-w, age 5
“not everything needed to be brought into the light, he knew.
not every truth needed to be told.”
― louise penny, author
image credit: golden records 1964

funny bits.

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a quote from the wonderful matilda wormwood

in honor of world book week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

credits: roald dahl – matilda, purple almond

 

 

 

it’s all funny.

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a scene from the road rally in the sideways rain

leap frog in the park 

last night i told a joke to a woman at a comedy club, led a group of strangers in follow-the- leader in t.j. maxx, bought 60 cents of gas, got into a theater box office, danced the sugar plum fairy ballet and push it, had the zingerman’s staff sing happy birthday to me, tried to jam our team into one shopping cart, read a children’s book aloud to an adult in the library, found five different kinds of balls, secretly wrote crossword answers in the new york times and put it back, wore protective hockey gear, held a lobster, paid for a stranger’s purchase, ate as a group at taco bell, wore university of michigan gear that wasn’t mine, added my gum to a public wall art display, read incredible notes, shared food and drinks and blew out candles and it was a night to always be remembered.

teams:

sock monkeys vs. glitters vs. kwames

what a wonderful decade birthday celebration

thanks to all of you for every bit of it

it meant everything. 

“life goes by fast. enjoy it. calm down. it’s all funny.”

– joan rivers

it’s all about that stance.

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elvis’ fight-stopping karate stance memorial plaque

in 1977, elvis presley, while riding to madison from the airport, noticed a street fight in progress at a service station. while his limo was stopped at the nearby red light, the king ran from the car and threatened the combatants with a classic karate stance.

the young men recognized elvis and stopped fighting in favor of shaking hands with the star. elvis reportedly left after ensuring that everything was settled and taking time to shake hands with several onlookers. elvis died 52 days later.

the incident was reported by thomas still for The State Journal, who called it presley’s biggest brawl since Jailhouse Rock. a plaque to commemorate the event is installed where the gas station once stood. it shows elvis with a guitar and in a pseudo-karate stance and describes the incident.

‘if there hadn’t been an elvis, there wouldn’t have been the beatles.’ 

-john lennon

credit: atlas obscura, the state journal, thomas still