Memes for a Monday

Let’s start the week with a look into a modern concept that appears to be founded in ancient history.

Yes I know – it’s stereotype but you know stereotypes can be funny despite what the PC police tell us.

Even back then things were tough for teachers!

חרדון comes before זֶבּרָה*

I’ve heard that some people raise their voices in grateful praise at key times!

And always a touch of canine humour.

And Laurent’s first responses was: let’s buy one for the balcony! Hell we can get that for real when Nicky is – you should excuse the expression – pissed with us.

I shared this on Facefart and I am well aware it’s totally tasteless but I found it very funny! So ……..

The word for June 28th is:
Scent /sent/: [1. noun 2. verb]
1.1 A distinctive smell, especially one that is pleasant.
1.2 A trail indicated by the characteristic smell of an animal and perceptible to hounds or other animals.
2.1 To impart a pleasant scent to.
2.2 To discern by the sense of smell.
Late Middle English (denoting a sense of smell): from Old French sentir ‘perceive, smell’, from Latin sentire . The addition of -c- (in the 17th century) is unexplained.
Our Nicky’s eyes may be clouding with cataracts but open a package of cheese three rooms away and he goes from deep sleep to hungry hound in a heartbeat.

Memes for a Monday

We start the week with some advise for my many musician friends out there.

Why does this remind me of Mrs Kennedy, the Librarian at our Alderwood Public Library?

It’s even worse when they mention that your story happened ten years before they were born!

I always like to share tips on how to recycle and in any way be more ecologically friendly.

I am guessing this counts as a religious meme. For those that don’t know what Grindr is trying Googling it.

And for all my nerdy wonderful Star Wars friends:

Of course no Memes for a Monday would be complete without a bit of pet philosophy.

And just to close on a seasonal note – it’s only 183 more days until the Winter Solstice.

The word for June 21st is:
Solstice /ˈsōlstəs,ˈsälstəs/: [noun]
The time or date (twice each year) at which the sun reaches its maximum or minimum declination, marked by the longest and shortest days (about June 21 and December 22)
Old English taken from the old French; from Latin solstitium, from sol ‘sun’ + stit- ‘stopped, stationary’ (from the verb sistere ).

Memes for a Monday

Well young Dr Gallant has suggested fewer trips to the Deli so I won’t need to go hunting at an antique shop.

Believe it or not this little meme had a whole group up in arms on the site where I found it. Apparently good grammar is a sign of being privileged, white and male. It is also racist and mansplaining! Sigh!

Remember when a recipe in a cookbook was simple Ingredients/Instructions and not the story of someone’s life?

And of course there always has to be a bit of theology for those who missed church yesterday:

We all know a Gary, don’t we?

I was threatened with FaceBook jail yesterday for a comment I made about the problem with flocks of geese and the moratorium on hunting them. The Facebook Police have obviously never slipped in goose dung while walking across a lawn.

Let’s admit it Deuteronomy is always good for a laugh.

Several of the reasons I could never work from home:

And finally as the flora springs back to life a PSA for those of you who hike:

The word for June 14th is:
Grammar /ˈɡramər/: [noun]
The whole system and structure of a language or of languages in general, usually taken as consisting of syntax and morphology (including inflections) and sometimes also phonology and semantics.
Late Middle English: from Old French gramaire, via Latin from Greek grammatikē (tekhnē) ‘(art) of letters’, from gramma, grammat– ‘letter of the alphabet, thing written’.

Memes for a Monday

A little late but ……

As it is Siri voice diction has trouble with my constant switches of accent, I can only imagine what Alexa would make of it.

From The New Yorker – another reason I am thankful for Universal Health Care here in Canada.

For that accomplished linguist and Jungian, Doctor Spo. Who knows in his heart that “all doctors is quack!”

And you just knew there would be something of a religious nature, didn’t you?

I hope that future Train the Trainer courses including Zoom etiquette in the near future – from what I’ve experienced they are greatly needed.

This reminds me of my days with the airlines when I would have to listen to everyone’s stories about their delayed flights or missing luggage. The temptation was to say: Who cares Vivian? Who cares?*

Don’t type the answer, that would be mean, just comment: Got it!

*Anyone get the reference?

The word for May 31st is:
Veterinarian /ˌvedərəˈnerēən,ˌvetrəˈnerēən/: [noun]
A medical doctor qualified to treat diseased or injured animals.
1640s, from Latin veterinarius “of or having to do with beasts of burden,” also, as a noun, “cattle doctor,” from veterinum “beast of burden, Replaced native dog-leech (1520s)
Someone asked if a veterinarian was a “real doctor”:
Yes, veterinarians are real doctors. Veterinarians are doctors in a different field of specialty. In fact, the veterinarian curriculum is more diversified than human medicine because of the amount of different species and physiologies they have to study.

Memes for a Monday

Let’s start the morning of with something appropriate to the holiday. Because yes dear friends it is “Victoria Day” today!


And since many of us have found that those clothes we wore last summer are a trifle tight perhaps this is a suggestion for an exercise routine before it actually becomes summer and we head to the beach.

I understand these are only the “low season” prices.

Sad… but true!

Because no Meme Monday would be complete without something for my favourite psychiatrist.

And we always seem to dip our toes in the waters of theology, if you’ll excuse the pun?

When mythologies meet:

And to end on a graphic note:

The word for May 24th is:
Holiday /ˈhäləˌdā/: [1. noun 2. verb]
1. A day of festivity or recreation when no work is done.
2. To spend a period of extended relaxation in a specified place.
Old English hāligdæg ‘holy day’.

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