not sure how it all went down
but there was just half of a shark
left behind at a local pizza joint
there must have been one battle royale
and I wonder what happened to the other guy.
“we should be afraid of sharks half as much as sharks should be afraid of us.”
-peter benchley, author – jaws
some people get into a car by opening a door and climbing in.
others do not and prefer to use a circus approach.
“if you get all tangled up, just tango on.”
something about this reminds me of me with my morning coffee.
“without coffee, nothing gets written. period.”
after what had turned into
a very crazy up and down and all over the place day
i had one last task to complete
making a copy of a document to be delivered
realized i was at my limit
when i held up my car key
pointed it at the big red doors
trying to use the door open button on my key
to exit the store.
it didn’t work.
then the door did open.
i made eye contact with someone entering the store
while i was trying to push button my way out.
we both smiled.
tomorrow is another day.
“humor comes from the surprise release of some buried tension.”
if you’re like many of us who grew up in the 60s-70s
you’ll no doubt remember the popular ‘days of the week’ underwear sets
i loved the colors, the names,
the sense of knowing what day it was
without having to be burdened with a real calendar
yet i always wondered one thing about them –
why no ‘sunday’ pair?
what was the possible reason for this?
would god be mad if we wore underwear on sunday?
wouldn’t he be even madder if we didn’t?
i knew my catechism nuns wouldn’t have the answers.
i was left wondering.
in the following scene from ‘when harry met sally’
sally explained the reason behind her latest breakup. great minds…..
HARRY: So how come you broke up with Sheldon?…SALLY: Well, if you must know, it’s because he was very jealous and I had these days of the week underpants.HARRY: [Makes buzzer sound]. I’m sorry. I need a judge’s ruling on this. Days of the week underpants?SALLY: Yes. They had the days of the week on them and I thought they were sort of funny. And then one day Sheldon says to me, “You never wear Sunday.” He’s all suspicious, “Where was Sunday? Where had I left Sunday?” And I told him and he didn’t believe me.HARRY: What? SALLY: They don’t make Sunday.HARRY: Why not?SALLY: Because of God.
“this is sunday, and the question arises, what’ll I start tomorrow?
image credit: sassygrannysnickers on etsy
i bought this gum
because is was $1.00 and it was sugarless.
it also read “truth or dare – censored”
on the front of the package
and like a 13 year-old
i couldn’t resist seeing what it was all about.
inside the package
each piece of gum
was wrapped in a series
of fill-in-the-blank sentences
meant to be provocative in some way
with some of the words ‘censored’ out.
i thought that i must have been the only one to buy this
because it was on sale and there was still a full shelf of it left
until i went to lunch and shared it with my friends
and one told me
that she had bought the “uncensored” version for her office.
what? i mean #$% what?
“the only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen”
– tom smothers, 1960s