National Haiku Day

Cat on my lap, now Dinner with friends, later, though It's an easy day.

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Save me, Kitty! Save me!

My grandparents' yard was about an acre of a 40 acre property. There was a fence around the other 39 and a neighbor kept cows there. (He paid my grandparents for the use of the property with half a beef every year.) There was a pasture to the right of the house and a wet…

The calla lilies are in bloom, again.

Several years ago, I found a pot of miniature pink calla lilies in the florist area of a grocery store. They were lovely and only $5. So, I got them. When they finished blooming, I planted them in my flower bed. And forgot about them. The next year, I noticed something coming up in a…

Lalochezia

Lalochezia lal·o·che·zi·a (lāl'ō-kē'zē-ə) n. Emotional relief gained by using indecent or vulgar language. One day, I was at my parents house and needed to store some kind of food. (I've forgotten what.) I had a container and was sitting on the floor going through all the lids that had accumulated in the cabinet trying to…

Cake!

This photo was taken to mark my second birthday. My father had turned 24 the previous April and there was chocolate cake. I have always loved chocolate cake. And I decided that I wanted a piece of that birthday cake. So, I pushed a chair over to the kitchen counter and cut myself a slice.…

The S-word.

When my son was 3and a half years old, he came home from daycare telling that a boy had gotten in trouble for saying a bad word.  I said, "What did he say?"  And my child looked at me me like I was stupid."I can't say it.  It is a bad word.""Well, you aren't saying…

A guy goes into a bar

An old fellow is sitting in the pub with his dog beside him. There's a television over the bar and the dog is looking at it. Another man watches for a long time, and then finally goes over and says, "I notice your dog has been watching the movie on TV. It's really weird. It's…

Pickled peppers

Today I learned that it takes 5.5 jalapenos to make a half a pint of pickled peppers. So, if you pick a peck of pickled peppers, you have picked 176 jalapenos. You're welcome.