Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Succinctly Yours Week 148: The Grass is Greener on the Other...Head

Another snow day here, so I am hanging out like a furry escaped convict (see previous post for that reference). 



Thank you to Grandma’s Goulash for hosting Succinctly Yours! The idea of this meme is to use the picture to tell a story in 140 words or 140 characters. The bonus word was “quake.” I wonder if it still counts if you change the bonus word’s tense? Hope so. I have two this week, at 138 and 139 characters:

When Mama told me about the birds and the bees, her knees quaked and she blushed pink all way to her roots. My face went pale when I saw what was going on in the petunia bed

That's what you get, young man, from legalizing pots! You will quake down to your terra cotta toes when you sprout—what is that, you say? Legalize what? Oh. Never mind. 

That was a nod to the beloved Miss Emily Litella for those of you who remember her, and not a political commentary, I promise. This picture—not to mention today's snow—makes me miss summer!




27 comments:

  1. Love it - I'd play this meme, but... I think I'd struggle too much and spend days upon days to come up with something as brilliant, not to mention how much editing I might spend...

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    1. Lynn, you are too kind...and too smart. I keep revising this and spending way too much time on it. Dur.

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  2. Tammy--As usual, you pulled something out of your posterior...something mind-boggling.

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    1. Thank you, Sioux, but it's amazing what falls out of your posterior when it doesn't want to lug itself outside to shovel snow.

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  3. Tammy, I too always liked Emily Litella. That was back in the days when SNL was worth listening too, EVERY TIME!!! I enjoyed these, especially the Gilda memory one.

    I have said, ever since 1972 when my apartment was burglarized, that Pot should be legalized. I was away at work (NASA, Houston) but I worked all three shifts and so could have been sleeping when they came in through my bathroom window that the burglars broke. A tiny window for a tiny person. They went out the back door.

    Never mind, best not be political here though, since you aren't going to be.
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    1. We might get a hint of your precipitation on Friday. Today is very cool, but sunny and nice here.
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    2. Jim, I won't ask what those burglars were trying to steal...! Hope the worst of the precipitation missed you.s Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Love it! And love the picture, too. Winter, please, begone!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  5. What a cute little pot head!

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  6. OMG you never cease to amaze. It must be wonderful living in your head among all that wit! Loved this.

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    1. That means so much, Linda, especially coming from you. Thanks!

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  7. Hari OM
    HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEH - both excellent, but I do love that second offering. YAM xx

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  8. Oh yes, I miss summer, and what was going on in the petunia bed?? Clever!

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  9. Yes, those petunias are certainly a hotbed of scandal.
    We were on the same page with the second tale. Although you posted yours first, I swear I didn't peek. :)
    Both are very clever and creative.

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    1. Lol, I believe you. You are so witty!

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  10. Great photo from Grandma and great writing to go with it. :)

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