February 20, 2006


Q. Shenayay

Why, oh why do all of my children have the sillies today?

They are bouncing all over the house like Tiggers (boom-boom-boom on the old pier and beam). They are bursting into rather jarring forms of laughter at the slightest provocation. They are goosing each other all sneaky-like. At present they are trying very hard to get through their readaloud assignment of Sir Walter Scott's The Antiquary, but today he's suddenly just hilariously funny and melodramatic.

We are getting nothing done. But they are all smiling infectiously and way happy.

I give up. I give in. I think I'll go blow raspberries at them and bounce around the den for no reason at all. Spuddy probably needs to be tickled till he can't breathe. Fa could definitely benefit from encountering a sheeted ghoul exploding out of the hall closet. And The Shieldmaiden might need some ice down the back of her shirt...


fa-so-la-la said...

A goat came in my room while I was dressin'!
He had such an appetite
He ate everything in sight
And before he left my room
I heard him say his favorite words:


beatrice said...

The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

beatrice said...

Every morning, as you rise from your bed, ready to face the day, the first thought to enter your head is:
"Are Tom and Kaity really breaking up???"

fa-so-la-la said...

We're not excited merely because there's just one black dress in this bunch, or because the range of slihouettes is more varied than all the mood enhancers swallowed on Wisteria Lane-- or even that so many women had such faith in their frocks that they managed to rejct all offers of diamond breatplates and refuse their trusted hairdresser's newest follicle fantasy. The real thrill to be found in this year's harvest is a collective desire to trust in elegance rather than flash, to induge in the singularity of detail and intricate craftsmanship, to enhance rather than expose one's shape, and to celebrate the power of maturity. When fashion can inspire such confidence, it is a very good year.

fa-so-la-la said...

I heard a Fly buzz-- when I died--
The Stillness in the Room
Was like the Stillness in the Air--
Between the Heaves of Storm--

beatrice said...

An Explanation of Hydrogen Bonding, put forth by Me in the Year of Our Lord 2006.

Each water molecule has a small negative charge around its Oxygen atom and a small positive charge around its Hydrogen atoms.
When you have a lot of water molecules clustered, the positive charge will be attracted to the negative charges and the molecules will bond. Please to note that Hydrogen bonds link molecules together, whereas Chemical bonds link atoms together.

Lynn Bruce said...

Spuddy's monster truck is whomping up on mine. I must try harder.

I must smash like Chuck Norris.

fa-so-la-la said...

CLAIRE! You DOUSTERSWIVEL! You didn't do that load of laundry I asked you to wash!

beatrice said...

Ah! Ye muckle nuisance! Ya wad na ken sae strangley tware an it wad hae been wee Steenie Mucklebackit's laundry!
I dinna think ye hae muckle reason fer ye'er gripens an moanins, ye crowlan ferlie!

fa-so-la-la said...

In time the rockies may crumble
Gibralter may tumble--
They're only made of clay.
But-- our love is here to stay!

Lynn Bruce said...

Why is there a potato pancake on the coffee table?

Why are the cats cowering in terror?

Why is your underwear on your head?

beatrice said...

On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonalds BigMac bun.

The bagpipe was originally made from the whole skin of a dead sheep.

The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.

Kansas state law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.

Lynn Bruce said...

The Lubbock traffic code requires that all drivers stop at the city limits signs and honk before entering the city.

fa-so-la-la said...

I caught you a delicious bass.

Lynn Bruce said...

Wait! Wait! What was that song that just happened? You know... Cabin Fevahhhh!!! Ahhhhhh!

Androphenese said...


Becca said...

i want to go to school there...

Mama Squirrel said...

Well, I'm so glad y'all are feeling better!