Friday, May 30, 2014

A Good Head On My Shoulders.

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I consider a set of horns a fashion necessity.  I carry mine with me everywhere I go.

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They come in handy for so many situations.

You know when you are telling the kids off and they are not really grasping how serious the situation is and that they need to pay attention?  Just pull out the horn set and suddenly they are not texting, and the eye rolling stops immediately.  After the first couple of times you can just threaten, "do I need to bring the horns out?" and they are right there, constant eye contact ... and fear ... fear is always a good motivator.

And you know driver rage?  Some idiot gets all bent out of shape and is stunt driving his car all around you yelling and waving his hands, or he might even be standing at your car door at the red light screaming at you to get out of the car so he can smack you.  Just put the horns on ... the world goes suddenly quiet.

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I especially like the horns for that annoying friend who goes on and on and on about her life, her problems, her boring stories.  Just quietly reach into your purse and put them on ...

She will know she is done.

If she has any doubts, just start singing ... and cross your arms under your breasts, lift and put your hands under your arms and push out ... makes you look fatter.

Horns and a fat lady singing is the universal sign for "all done here."


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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Someday They Will Call Me a Hero.

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Someday, years down the road, I imagine the children of my children's children gathered around discussing their heritage and my name will come up.

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And my children will talk about my amazing talent, my incredible athletic skills, my powers to defy gravity, the courage, the stamina, the sheer will power that it took for me to live.

It will be like we today look at the lives of the pioneers, and how they struggled in the voyage across the sea, how they traveled with ox and cart across the mountains in the cold winter, burying children as they went, fighting off savages and buffalo and eating dried bark.  We look at how they had to make everything, sans Avon Ladies and Tupperware.  We even wonder about the hardships of having to actually talk to and know the names of the people you live with in your family, no television, no cell phones ...

Only they will be talking about me ....

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And marveling that I could even walk in these high heels, let alone run ....

I am super woman.

Ignore the screams ... that is a war cry.

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An Idyllic Saturday Afternoon in the Neighbourhood.

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Neighbour was having a bonfire.  He obviously could not wait for it to be either night or cold, two of the usual hallmark reasons for having a bonfire.

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Neither does he understand the importance of what you use for wood, and that treated wood, can throw of toxic fumes which are not good for the food, or the guests.

Gift bags don't usually contain a free trip to the local hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and food poisoning but I do give him some extra points on being creatively different.  I would never have thought of that idea for a party.

The last thing I heard before the explosion was, (I mean apart from people throwing up in the bushes) was, "if you really want to get a fire going, you need to ...."

There is something about the scream of sirens and the roar of 4 fire engines tearing up the idyllic Saturday afternoon street that just pulls a neighbourhood out of it's seclusion and unites them all in a crowd  asking each other WTF???

I set up a lemonade stand and another neighbour set up a sausage sizzle.  It was great.

As in, no-one died or had to go to the hospital.

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Had a great time meeting some of the new neighbours.  Someone built a slip and slide from all the run off water from the firemen putting out the bonfire.

I am thinking that maybe we should all get a card and thank our neighbour for being such a giant dick head. Some of our best afternoons as a neighbourhood have been because of him.


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Friday, May 23, 2014

Duck Duck Swan Goose.

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I always wanted to be photographed with swans.  I thought they were so elegant and then there were all those fairy tales about swans being magical and I just really really really wanted to get my picture taken with them.

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Only we didn't have swans on the farm.  There were swans on some of the sloughs sometimes but I had learned my lesson about the sloughs ... in fact everyone learns their lessons about sloughs.  I mean once you end up in one, it scars you for life.  By the time they rip all the leeches off you would rather die than ever go near a slough again, in case, in the 2 days since your accident, the leeches evolved and they now can leap or fly.

It is not a good thing to grow up thinking you are a leech magnet.

So I had to work with what I had.  We had ducks or geese.  The geese were more swan like and if they were white, I had a good chance of fooling somebody in the city.  People on the farm were not much impressed with fashion shoots.  Unless they were advertising new coveralls ... then they were all over it.

So I tried to get the geese to swim elegantly by me at the lake.  I put all the effort into crating them to the lake, I plumped their feathers, I was dressed .... I let them out on the water, a bunch of Canadian Geese flew by and well ...

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Our farm geese were whores.

They just took off with the Canadian geese and that was the last we ever saw of them.

I had my picture taken with a dead fish that someone caught and floated near me while I was standing in the water trying to look fashionable.

A dead fish just does not have the same impact as fluffy swans.

No wonder I ran as soon as they opened the barn door.

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To The Victor Goes the Spoils.

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Ever noticed how annoying polite people are?  And it gets worse as you get older.

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Like I am out, minding my own business, having a great day and just walking along and some dude will use his mental telepathy to deduce that I am about to cross the street and he stops and waits for me ... and then everyone expects me to "hurry" into the cross walk and "hurry" out of his way.  Like seriously people?  If he is in such a damn hurry he should not have stopped for me in the first place.

I don't do hurry.

I don't like to run.

And the same goes for holding the elevator door for me or any door ... Some idiot leans out a sees a bunch of people and he holds the door and it's like someone fired the starter gun and people who were proceeding towards the elevators in an orderly, SAFE manner, are suddenly shoving and pushing each other to RUN and get into the door so that they are not rude to the wonder dude holding the door for everyone.  

And then there is the dilemma of does everyone just push the button they want or do we go back out and help up the lady with the walker who is now tangled up with the woman with her kid on a leash?  Like where does this all stop and people be allowed to get on with their daily business of just being rude and inattentive to others around them?


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I just want to go out and have my day like everyone else.  I have personal space for my physical body and then I have space for where you are allowed to interject your idea of what I should be doing.  The first is about 3 feet all around me and the other is about 3 football fields.

And besides, its not like there was even a trophy for being the first one to get the elevator and my mom says I bent her walker when I trampled her to grab the kid on the leash and yank him back so that I would win.

Poor losers are even worse than races with no prizes.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Much Needed Crusade.

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I never hung around back alleys when I was a kid.

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There are no back alleys on the farm ... just "out behind the barn" that's where you went to hang out and do bad things.  It is where people smoked, drank, kissed, fooled around and got a stern talking to.

I think a lot of farm people got their start in life there.

The only difference was that you couldn't get killed there or anything ... and the boogeyman certainly didn't hang out behind the barn.  Also, no homeless people were there and we never ever found any bodies in garbage bins.

What we did have was cows ... milked cows ... milling around ... waiting for the kids from the city to show up and tip them so they could finally get some real rest.  Standing around is not an effective way to totally rejuvenate your cells. I figure God chose cows to be the animals in the barn on account of they can't really communicate and tell on people.  I mean a dog can run up to you and bark, a horse can paw the ground, some apes can do sign language but a cow moos, and swishes flies with its tail and chews its cud.  You can't break a cow, they will never sell you out.

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We spent a lot of our time out behind the barn, waiting for some action, ready to rumble but basically there was me and my brother and the cows.

I think this story pretty well illustrates and sums up why I am so bitter about my childhood.

We should free the farm kids.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Summer Polka Dots.

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You always know when it is summer because the Polka Dots hit the store?

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Although I have to admit they confuse me completely.  I mean I get now that you are not supposed to try and connect them with your felt pen .. there IS NO picture when you are done, regardless of how much you might think it is going to be a turtle lama flying under a bowl of jello half way through.  What I don't get is why they are so summery.

They never do Polka dot snow pants or fur coats, or snow shoes.  I don't get it.  Surely if there was a season crying out for some whimsy it would be winter.  Summer has skinny dipping and camp and flings with your cousin twice removed.  It just does not seem fair it gets polka dots too.

And what is with the name?  Dots I get.  But Polka?  I have never danced the Polka in a Polka dotted dress.  Does it help?  Because I was good, just my partner sucked .. maybe he should wear a polka dotted dress.

And why do they call people name Dorothy Dot?  What happened to the "ro" that they ignored them and went straight to the "t"?  It could have been Dor or even Doo before Dot.

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Oh wait .. (I know you can't see me but if you could you would see I am sitting at my desk pumping my arm in the air waiting for permission to speak because I am very polite and I am not sure who is in charge)

An hour and half later ....

Ok tired of arm pumping,clearly no-one is in charge and I could care less about being polite, I just want to get some blood back into my arm so that the feeling might come back.  It is hard to type with my nose and one hand.

What if ... it should have been Poke-a-dot and NOT Polka Dot???  THAT would make sense.

And it probably explains Facebook.  Except you can poke a "tom" or a "sally" or a "sasquisha" on there.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

When Children are Left Unsupervised in My Office.

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I know that technically there would not be butterflies out in the moonlight but that is the beauty of living on your own planet . . . anything is possible . . .

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As long as you keep all those other people OFF your planet.

I know about the butterflies because one of the grand kids pointed it out.  She wanted me to know that only a moth would be out at night and it should be brown, did I want her to colour it in for me?  I tried to wave her off with one of those colouring books with cute little farm animals but she said it was ok, she brought her anatomy book with her and she was learning about the respiratory system.

One of the other kids told me that the cat would need night vision binoculars and that the ones he was using were not quite right.

Then another one pointed out that my "barbie" was probably cold being out at night without a sweater on and did her mommy know.

The first one came back and asked if those flowers were wild flowers or garden flowers.  She lectured me on how important it was to love mother earth and never ever pick the wild flowers, but we should just leave them there for nature and for other people to enjoy.  She talked to me about global warming and asked if I even knew who Bindi Irwin was??

I tried to offer her a colouring book with more complex farm animals and a cute little farm girl that I said was Bindi Irwin, the early years.... without a crocodile attached to her arm...  She told me she is not some "little kid." which technically . . . she is ... but I guess she is sensitive to the fact.

I offered her a cookie.


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 I am cross stitching a new lock for my office door.  I don't think my fragile ego could survive another onslaught like that.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Sweaters of our Lives.

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Some of my family in Canada are going to the mountains for the long weekend and I got kind of homesick for like a nanosecond.    There are things about Canada that you carry with you forever ....

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Like your cable knit moose sweater . . . you have to carry it because you sure as heck don't want to wear it ... especially not outside of the root cellar.  You can't even throw those away.  I tried once and the garbage man knocked on my door and gave it back to me and said he was sorry that there were such sick people on this planet that would try to throw away a beautiful sweater like that.  I told him I thought it was wonderful that the city was willing to hire blind people to drive their garbage trucks.

He left my garbage ... all over my lawn.

I even tried to throw it out the window of a speeding car once, out in the wilderness ... but someone must have thrown a dog at the same time.  The dog picked it up and traveled three years to find me and bring it back to me.  I had to have my picture taken for the local paper wearing the sweater.  It made the front page.  We live in a small town.

My greatest fear is that I will be buried in it and when I get to heaven I will have to sit at the table with the rest of the moose sweater losers.

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At least we will all be able to sing O Canada, and unite together in insisting we get an extra bottle of ketchup.   I am looking forward to meeting Tim Horton ... but I am not sitting next to Anne Murray or the Rankin Family.  Sorry.  Even moose sweater people have some lines they refuse to cross.

Googling how to unravel a moose without leaving any trace.

It's good to have goals.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Two World Citizen and the Trip to The Big Smoke.

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In Brisbane yesterday waiting for the train, we were going back to Sandgate to get the car.

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Hubby started to get on a train that said Shorncliffe.  I mentioned it.  He, doing his best impression of a typical husband, ignored me and got on the train.

I, doing my best imitation of a dutiful wife, followed him.  He stopped at a seat, waited for me to take the window seat and sat down.

Then he turned his body to me, blocking me from the aisle, shielding the people beyond from me,and began.

"The trains are labelled with the last stop they make.  Sandgate is the stop before Shorncliffe."

There was a whole lot more to the lesson.  I am sure he only omitted the Power Point presentation and his other visual aids, in respect to the limited room available restricting the flipping of his charts and the fact we were in a "quiet" carriage.  I am omitting the lengthy lesson here in the retelling because I care a great deal about my readers and mind numbing boredom is bad enough the first time round . . . to pass it on exceeds all cruelty limits.

When he was done I waited for him to catch his breath, which he did, just moments before I was going to call out to see if anyone had any spare oxygen tanks with them.

"And what, you felt unable to just quickly say, "yes the Shorncliff train goes through Sandgate," while we were outside and I asked if this was the right train?"

"Yes, I thought I would wait until we were on the train and then I could explain to you how the trains worked."

"And that would be because you were afraid of my ability to process that information and you felt the need to have me contained in a seat so I wouldn't just stampede madly into the crowd of innocent bystanders, unable to deal with my own inept ability to process facts of such magnitude and complexity?"


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"Pretty much."

"You are such a humanitarian."

"Most of us Australians are.  We feel a great responsibility to take care of the errant citizens of the world ... especially Canadians."

The "quiet" car got very very quiet.

The vehicle we drove home in was a "no holds barred" carriage . . .  with tinted windows ...


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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Send Cake.

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 My hubby started watching Super Nanny, waiting for me at the doctor's office one day.

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I think that doctors should be held accountable for the magazines and the television shows that they expose people to in their waiting rooms.  I mean those people waiting are bored out of their mind, packed in there like cows in a cattle liner without food or water and often parked next to children behaving badly.

They bond with the television.

They desperately want to be anywhere but in that waiting room and they lose themselves in those shows.
In this instance ... Super Nanny.


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I have no idea when I am going to be allowed off the naughty chair  . . . 

You can send me cakes with files in them, or maybe a good magazine ... or even a new hubby ... I am pretty open to whatever is on sale or looks good on Pinterest.


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Monday, May 12, 2014

Snowflakes Are Us.

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It's true - one size fits all.  Well ... I am not sure this would fit the neighbour across the way ... but it fits me and I have made good use of it.

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I like to put a tutu on and head over to the theatre when the ballet is in town.  You know if you put your hair in a tight bun and throw some water across your face and down your front and stand around in ballet pose eating lettuce outside the back stage door ... you can pretty much convince anyone that you are a ballerina.

Just be sure that if someone out on the street asks you to twirl that there are no older ladies with walkers close by because twirling takes a lot more control than you realize and evidently there is a reason they practice and practice and practice.

Do avoid the theatre hall monitor because once I got yelled at and told to get in there NOW, they were auditioning for the part of the three snowflakes.  I had no choice but to run in with everyone else.  Some of those older women with the really tight buns are really scary and they haven't eaten in days and well ... snowflakes can seem nourishing when you are that hungry.

When the dude with the stick thumps it on the floor and yells next, and a herd of ballerina's push you on the stage, you go.  You sparkle and twinkle and snowflake your ass all over that stage.

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It's a good thing I had teflon underwear on under my tutu because some of those ballerinas are really poor losers and man they take snowflaking seriously.  I can't help it they chose me for the trio.  I am just really gifted at sparkling and I have watched Black Swan like a gazillion times. There isn't that much difference between snowflaking and swanning.


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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother Day Pictures.

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I was out trying to strut my stuff at the local park. It is not as easy as you think it might be.  I think some of those painters from years ago should be sued for feeding people false expectations.

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Like where exactly are those parks where people stroll all dressed up and children skip alongside them in matching manners, behaving like little dream boats?????

First of all I had to shoo all the freaking peacocks out of the way, like anyone wants to see their sorry ass feathers on Mother's Day ... borrrrrring ... been there, done that.  Besides they are all dads, NOT moms. And I don't know what the Ibises were thinking ... like WHEN are they ever considered picturesque?  They are not swans for crying out loud.  They are just rats on stilts.

The kids in the skateboarding park had to be hosed down so they would shut up.  I had to chase off these little kids - one of them was picking his nose, two were in a fight to the death and the other was screaming for his apparently completely deaf party of 26 adults who were only 3 feet away from him and could not see his hands which I am sure were also screaming the same thing .... MOOOOOOOMMMMMY  I NEED TO PEEEEEEE.  Eventually it didn't matter - the kid peed, just not in the bathroom.  It also took me a while to catch and tie up all the dogs off leash.  It is not my fault that a couple of the owners got tied up in there too, I told them to let go of their dogs, like NOW they wanted to take control of them.

Then I had to call in hair and make-up again, wait for the wind to die down a bit, move the bus with the Japanese tourists to the other side of the lake by telling them there was a crocodile petting zoo over there, and convince the seniors group that frisbee was a stupid game and this was a conspiracy by the nurses to tire them all out so they went to bed early and then the nurses could raid all the chocolate their kids brought them for Mother's Day.


The pics are deceptive.

Years from now people will look at my pics and wonder about a kinder gentler time when people could stroll in the parks and take such picturesque peaceful pics ... I will be dead of course.  

I don't think I could survive another episode of "let's go to the park and get some lovely pics of you in your new outfit mom."

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Paradigm Shifting.

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I love little birdies.  I have always wanted to be able to fly like a bird but I was never one of those kids who tried to leap off the top of the barn with fake wings attached to my arms, flapping madly and screaming for my mommy on the way down to an intimate meeting with the ground.

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I convinced my brother to do it.

Actually I tied a 4 chickens to each of his arms, thinking it was a bit much to expect 1 or two to be able to carry his weight.

I pushed them all off at the same time.

Some might say that it was a horrible accident, all that blood, all those feathers, the scream of a boy and of several unhappy chickens heading for the dumpling bath long before their time, but I have learned to look at life in a different way.  I learned soooo many lessons that day that I have valued my whole life.

I learned that chickens could scream, but my brother was still louder.

I learned several new swear words.

I learned that there is probably a real case to be made for allowing girls to go to Boy Scouts too so that they can learn to tie proper knots.  

I learned that chickens do not fly, not even when buoyed up in a herd of flapping wings or freed from the weight of an 8 year old boy half way down, not even when they are being sworn at or prayed to.  They are completely without lift or any sense of responsibility or compassion.

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My brother learned a lot too.

He learned just how gullible he really was.

Oh and he also learned about how to scratch himself with a knitting needle when he has a full body cast on .

If people would have just stopped screaming, I am sure there as some really moving Hallmark Movie type music playing.  It could have been a beautiful, poignant moment, people just needed to chill and facilitate a bit of a paradigm shift.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hi De Ho

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My grandfather bought a bunch of old lawn ornaments once from an auction - ducks, gnomes, a frog and a squirrel.  There were 8 gnomes - the 7 dwarfs and a cousin I think.  The cousin held a sign that said "Hi De Ho" the warrior cry of all garden gnomes.

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Then he bought some paint and told my brother and I we should paint them up and put them in the garden, they would look nice.

Then he left us unsupervised.

I think that was probably the first clue that maybe he should not be wandering the farm unattended.  My brother wrote swear words in the grass with orange paint.  I did not use the orange paint, he had it on his pants and his hands.  Then he tried to say I did it.  I don't think he should have been wandering around the farm unattended either.

We had never painted anything before.  Its not like there are any lines or anything to stay in and who knew paint ran like that and that colours put on wet run together?  Hence the gnomes looked like some kind of scary zombies and then because the paint didn't really dry ... and we had a bonfire that night (my brother is lucky he was not the human sacrifice de nuit) and that attracted lots of bugs and the bugs flew too close to the sticky pain and hence we had scary lawn ornament covered in bugs.

We last saw the ornaments heading out over the east pasture, moving slowly through the sky because it took awhile for all those bug to get their one free wing each - flapping in unison - sort of like a 3-legged race only with wings and about 10,000 instead of 3.

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We told my grandfather that someone stole the lawn ornaments in the night - happens all the time we said.  Well I said it, my brother was still snuffling over the whooping he got for the swear words.

We just prayed that grandpa wouldn't notice that the 3 dead cows had paint between their eyes and the strange imprint of "Hi De Ho" on one of their noses.


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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Damn The Man.

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It may just be me.  I have driven up and down the streets of my little town looking for women, out in their yards, dressed like this, all dewy and magical.

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I even taped some gauze over my eyes to help but even if you squint your eyes, I mean even if you close your eyes, these women DO NOT look like this ... ever.  

Maybe it is because they don't have PHAT asses they can attach and blow up breasts.  I am pretty sure their ears and their eyes and their heads are the ones God gave them and NONE of them have elegant looking hands or feet ... although the one lady had hers down her pants and I didn't stick around to see what those looked like.  

In fact with some of those ladies, I don't think they know that we can see them.  I can push a lot of things beyond their boundaries ... I have several silk purses to stand as a testament to that fact that I am not deterred by the usual limits.  Is it wrong to scream out a car window "FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE JUST GO BACK INSIDE?"  I mean, before 8 AM when you are allowed to start making noise?  Can't a case be made for the greater good of the community and consider that I have a really lovely voice, even when I am yelling?  

 Maybe the magic is just all in their head ... 

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Or maybe I just live in a magic-less town.  I know our internet is still pretty slow and some of the ladies are still wearing shoulder pads and big hair.  Have we just been left behind ... again?

Damn the man.

Is there a Hallmark Card that says "Thinking of you - have you ever considered a mesh head?"


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Monday, May 5, 2014

Water Over the Bridge Now. Then, Not So Much.

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I fell in a slough once.  I tried to make it magical and intentional but I have a hard time hiding my emotions.  My face is always a dead give away.

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At least when you go to those mall photographers they have bunnies and teddy bears to distract you from the awful situation you are in and yes I am comparing crinolines and my mother to being stuck in a stinky muddy disgusting slough.   Out in the middle of the prairies, there are not a lot of stuffed toys lying around. There aren't even people.

It is hard to make duck lips when the ducks are attacking you for being too close to their nests.  The sea gulls attack you because they figure anything that ends up in the slough is either fair game, being as it has to be dead or in the process of being dead, and I think they are really pissed about having to make do with a slough instead of an ocean.  Why there are sea gulls in the middle of dry earth Canada always confused me.

There were no white peacocks.  If there were, someone would have shot them and eaten them.  That is just the way of the land.  Kind of the farm version of both take-outs and drive-by's.

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I left my heels in the slough back then . . . stuck in the mud ... maybe someday some cow will march in and die right where they are stuck and then with time and everything compacting, someone will dig the cow and the shoes up and marvel that some farmers had fashionable cows.  At least I hope that they marvel about that and not how stupid some farmer daughters were to believe that their brother threw her keys in there when he had them in his pocket the whole time.

Oh and technically .. I didn't "fall" into the slough ... I was pushed.  At least that is what the police report said and the main reason my brother is still in jail.  You can push someone, but not keep on pushing them once their head is under water. (I am praying it was water I was under)

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