Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Perfect New Year's Eve Haiku...

I'm workin' on it, ok?

Sparrow picked RESOLUTIONS for this
week's contest topic.

think of something before 10 pm tonight.

VOTING: Thursday and Friday.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

We tied, again! ...

How cool is this?!

Enigma and I tied for first place in Sparrow's
Haiku Contest. We did the same several months ago.

What makes it extra special to me is that this
illustrious gentleman actually gets paid money
to write. Oh yeah.

And, then, it is even extra extra special because the lovely
Sparrow will send care packages to two U.S. soldiers listed
with AnySoldier.com

Enigma and I both asked that Sparrow choose soldiers
who are serving in Afghanistan.

Thank you to all who voted!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Holiday Haiku...

UPDATE SATURDAY: Go Back And Vote For Your Favorite.

Sparrow is taking entries for her weekly contest
until 10 pm today (Friday).

This week's topic is: Christmas Memories.

my entries...


One candle, one heart.
One wish to see you again.
One, waiting for you.

and

Midnight mass snowfall.
Incense pungent, candles glow.
Voices raised on high.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Florida watercolor artist...













I love this man's art.

When seen in person, almost unbelievable that it is not photography.

Some of my favorite possessions are old Florida
souvenir plates and art deco ceramic flamingoes.

His website and gallery: Michael J. Weber.
Enjoy.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Not victims...

One of my favorite mil-bloggers is
Bill and Bob's Excellent Afghan Adventure.

His posts are always enlightening, educating
and often entertaining. He is gathering a large
readership and becoming quite influential.

This post is one of his best.
Go read and understand.
Ask questions, lend support.

He's been on my blog roll for quite a while.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow haiku...

Snow is falling now.
Take heart. It is nourishment
for Spring yet to come.


Sparrow is waiting for your entry.

UPDATE: please go back to vote for your favorite!
Deadline for voting is 10 p.m. Thursday.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Remember the turtle?...


Attempted rescue story here.

I can't help but wonder how the old guy is doing.
Found a site called Common Florida Turtles.

This little bit of pondering leads me to believe-
there are no blow jobs in the turtle world. Sad.




Unless...




they might be friends with...


the Blowfish. Ya think? Maybe?






I know. I know. I ain't right.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Don't blow the Haiku contest!...

Man, oh man, I am really off my game this week.

Sparrow's weekly Haiku Contest is tonight and we
only have two hours left to submit the genius-y
entries she expects.

The topic this week is: WIND.

my entry...

Howling and yowling,
whistling down the old chimney,
mocking fire's dance.


VOTING DEADLINE IS THURSDAY 10 PM!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Dear Santa...

The local newspaper printed some letters written by
school kids. I will post a few here. Spelling and
punctuation are as they wrote them...


"Merry Christmas! How is Mrs. Clause and the
reindeer?I'm looking forward to Christmas this year.
I'm hoping for some reading material.May I please
have a chest full of books?Some of my favorite series
are:Magic Tree House,Little House on the Prarie,
American Girl, and Princess Diarys.I hope the books
aren't too heavy. Merry Christmas!
Erica N."


"For Christmas I want only two things
a chiwawa and a chocolate lab. That is all
I want.♥you rock. To me it is really cool that you can
go all around the world in one night.Thank you
for all the presents you gave me. I love you. P.S. This
year the cookies are chocolate chip.♥
Madison M."

"I am very happy to say that I
have been a very good little boy this
year. Not perfect. I had a couple fights
with my brother but we made up right
away. you will be pleased to know that
I've kept my room clean and clothes put away
neatly-which is very hard to do while sharing
a room with a twin brother whatever toys you
send me this year will be just wonderful
I can't wait to put out the milk and cookies for
you.
Dean M."


I may copy a few more during the week.
Enjoy.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Fare well...

hey.
it's me.
thinking about
you.
all day.
remembering
your note that
said:
"I'm off. I'll be
in touch.
Please don't
worry.
Too much."
blessed to hear
your voice
before
you left,
my reply this time
was short...
Adios
and
Au Revoir.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Gorilla Caption Contest Voting...

1. ....oh for shits sake....

2. "Not tonight dear I have a headache."
Man I'm getting so tired of that crap.

3. What do women want?

4. lessee...where did I leave the keys to that vine, anyway?

5. Tarzan, my ass.

6. What does Brad Pitt got that I sooo don't got?


Leave the number of your favorite caption in the comments.
You have until 10 pm Wednesday to vote.

Thank you to all who submitted captions!


UPDATE: FIVE votes? FIVE? C'mon, you guys. Pony up!

Voting results.... Berry is the winner, with Number 4.