Friday, January 09, 2009

“A Mind Mapping Guide to Silence.” Explore what it’s like to keep your thoughts, jokes, anecdotes, and recipes to yourself. Advanced warning: We won’t be having a “talk back” afterwards!
Many could benefit.
(Whadd'ya mean, the world doesn't want an intense twelve day tour of my Christmas tree?)


TS said...

Someone sent me this thought you might smile too:

T'was the month after Christmas,
and all through the house,
Nothing would fit me,
not even a blouse.

The cookies I'd nibbled, the chocolate I'd taste
At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber),

I'd remember the marvellous meals I'd prepared;
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,
The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."

As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt...
I said to myself, as I only can,
"You can't spend a winter, disguised as a man!"

So, away with the last of the sour cream dip.
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip.
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
Till all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won't have a cookie, not even a lick.
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie.
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore...
But isn't that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all, and to all a good diet.

Ellyn said...

That was good...although it made me a little hungry. :)

Bill White said...

I couldn't find mention of hand-tooled Victorian tinsel on your front page, so I'll just drop a comment here. Your HTVT is the first thing I thought of when I read this:

Ellyn said...

#$%@&%!!! I forgot to mention the hand tooled Victorian tinsel this year. It must be a bad tinsel year, because we forgot to put up half of it. We put it aside to finish at our leisure and, well you know how it goes. I think you can see some of it in some of the pictures.

That was fun link - it's good to know there are other people out their tallying their tinsel as we return to ordinary time.

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