I realized two things as I was preparing this post. First, this segment has had almost as many names as the late Countess of Alba*. I have decided that Memes for a Monday is here to stay. Then second, I couldn’t remember what I had and hadn’t posted from the file named: Memes for Posting. I don’t think any of these are duplicates but if they are they may well be worth a second laugh.
As always I do like to start on a literary note:
I was the baby of the family but I certainly wasn’t spoiled. More like justifiably – in my humble opinion – coddled and cosseted.
Just asking for a friend who may have been over zealous in the paper products section of Sobey’s a few months ago.
Recently we started to watch Rocky Horror at a Halloween party; none of us could get over, unlike ourselves, how old-fashioned and dated it has become.
As always something for musicians, and in particularly my dear friend Glen.
Oh puerility thy name is Willym!
This one is directed at politicians in certain Provinces across our fair land:
And I always like to end on a philosophical note to begin the week:
*María del Rosario Cayetana Paloma Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Fernanda Teresa Francisca de Paula Lourdes Antonia Josefa Fausta Rita Castor Dorotea Santa Esperanza Fitz-James Stuart, Silva, Falcó y Gurtubay.
The word for January 4th is: Puerile /ˈpyo͝orəl,ˈpyo͝orˌīl/: [adjective] Childishly silly and trivial. Late 16th century (in the sense ‘like a boy’): from French puéril or Latin puerilis, from puer ‘boy’. An adjective that has been on occasion applied to my sense of humour.
So here’s some Christmasy stuff – yes I know it’s still only Adventtide and we should be turning to meditation and preparation but again my blog my rules!
So let’s get the COVID related things out of the way first:
I’m not exactly adverse to the next bit of lockdown initiative:
Sometimes it not so much a “generation gap” as a chasm!
I just wish Santa would get me a copy editor and if he should happen to be young, blond and well-built I wouldn’t argue with that either!
And as usual a bit of musical humour:
Would that my iPhone knew the story of Hanukkah – last time I was at ER it was at 20% one minute and in the red and dying when I went to call Laurent 10 minutes later. Need the Miracle of the Batteries here folks!
And the usual a religious post, keeping in mind the “reason for the season”.
If only that ‘s all that Nora would eat!
The word for December 14th is: Exchange /iksˈCHānj/: [1.noun2.verb] 1.1 An act of giving one thing and receiving another (especially of the same type or value) in return. 1.2 A visit or visits in which two people or groups from different countries stay with each other or do each other’s jobs. 1.3 A short conversation; an argument. 2. To give something and receive something of the same kind in return.Late Middle English: from Old French eschange (noun), eschangier (verb), based on changer (see change). The spelling was influenced by Latin ex- ‘out, utterly’. Oh so the idea behind a cookie exchange is that you give me cookies and I give you cookies. Why don’t we just keep our own cookies?
Yes faithful reader the Mondays that I post Memes will now be known as Meme Monday! I know! I know! The excitement just never stops here at Willy Or Won’t He!
For the grammarians in the crowd!
Tick .. tock… tick.. tock…. Tic Toc – just saying.
A word to the wise:
Some folks don’t mind advertising their short comings
I always thought he was saying “Waterfall ah waterfall ah waterfall.” I figured it was some secret message to his mother or something.
And you knew that there had to be something about dogs, didn’t you?
Someone is very bored during lock-down!
A thought to begin the week:
The word for November 2nd is: Soul /sōl/: [noun] 1.1 The spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal. 1.2 Emotional or intellectual energy or intensity, especially as revealed in a work of art or an artistic performance. 1.3 The essence or embodiment of a specified quality. Old English sāwol, sāw(e)l, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ziel and German Seele. So why is that the word for today? Because today is the Commemoration of All Souls in many Christian sects; and old habits die hard.
My new motto? Not really. Anyone who has seen me dance knows I fake it!
If Dorothy were really a girl from Kansas:
A chair for the good Doctor Spo, Debra and all my other friends who have a few books left to read. Though maybe we should change the fabric?
And now for some medical humour:
Minnie Pearl was a wise woman:
And now to lift the tone from Grand Ole to Grand Opry:
And if you don’t have an ear for music, how about art?
For my dear friends Magdalena and Glen
And for those of us who’ve had enough of this year’s reality:
Mitchell – do you think this was taken of the beach at Fuengirola?
The word for October 5th is: Reality /rēˈalədē/: [noun] 1. 1 The world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them. 1.2 The state or quality of having existence or substance. Late 15th century: via French from medieval Latin realitas, from late Latin realis ‘relating to things’. I’m not that fond of what they call the “new” reality – in fact I wasn’t all that attached to the “old” one either.
It is good to see that Debra is back and at ’em, no doubt all refreshed and raring to go! However as I had one or two memes and mildly amusing tidbits cluttering up my memory I thought I’d unclutter them on you! No, it’s not necessary to thank me.
A word to the wise: research your cause or better yet get out and milk a cow!
Banana Bread in the making?
This makes more sense than the old bird and bees explanation:
This one is based on personal experience:
As with causes – words should be carefully chosen:
As should what you do and don’t post on Facebook if you are going for a job interview anytime soon:
And now for a mini-rant in the form of a meme:
I realized recently that to many people “Educate yourself!” means “Take my view as truth without question or else!” Which of course is not education but indoctrination.
Lecture over – have a great week!
The word for September 21st is: Educate /ˈejəˌkāt/: [verb] Give intellectual, moral, and social instruction to (someone, especially a child), typically at a school or university. 1.1 Provide or pay for instruction for (one’s child), especially at a school. 1.2 Give (someone) training in or information on a particular field. Mid-15c. English educaten, “bring up (children), to train,” from Latin educatus, past participle of educare “bring up, rear, educate”. Interesting that in Italian mal educato/a means “rude or badly brought up”; “uneducated” would be ignorante.
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