That’s a big ungrateful “Moo” from me
Would you like a whinge with your excellent coffee today? I would. It’s almost a reflex:
“No sugar thanks. (The man on the bus smelt like old sausages.) Full fat milk please. (I hate filling in forms.) Just a regular size coffee today. (Charity muggers are taking over the streets.)”
I am making an extra special effort to find some things that make me smile, and that I can be grateful for.
I got this dark-furred Womble from McDonalds many years ago. It made me laugh. [I love the Wombles, but why are there so few girl Wombles? Can’t find any mention of asexual reproduction of their species on the Web. ]
Defrosting the freezer
I love the triumphant feeling of hacking off a Really Big piece of ice from my frosted up freezer. Such a satisfying sharp crack as it breaks off.
The Love Song of Alfred J Prufrock by T. S. Eliot. Here’s one of the bits I love in this poem:
“For I have know them all already, known them all-
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;
I know the voices dying with a dying fall
Beneath the music from a farther room.
So how should I presume?”
I found a weird old 1999 Hypertext (old skool WWW-speak) version here http://www.usask.ca/english/prufrock/index.html. Click on the first link under the ‘Contents’ heading. Or there is a celebrity version with Anthony Hopkins reading it on YouTube.
My sticker collection
I found my old sticker collection! I hoarded these stickers for years, and am gradually, grudgingly passing them on to my daughter. My mum-self is so pleased to see how excited she is by them. My childhood-self years still thinks they are too precious to actually stick to anything…
And here’s one I wrote earlier…
Pretty things offscreen. The more of my time that is sucked up by websites, email, television and mobile phones, the more I appreciate solid physical beauty. Here are some pictures of pretty things I have seen offscreen…
Pictures of words. Someone has poured concrete in to my sinus cavities (I have a cold). This is a lazy ‘picture post’ today. I am too tired to write many words, so here are some pictures of words that have made me smile …
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I did say ‘some’!
Ah! 2 posts on, I can understand why you took your sticker collection to London. I still have mine hoarded from when I was in primary school – definitely too good to use as stickers! Maybe I’ll let Solveig and Linnea use some too. Then again, maybe not. (Love the ice cream ones!)
I haven’t given them all away. It will be a slow and gradual process of letting go!
Save some stickers for Alicia… She loves them!
Treat yourself to a sneaky smile thinking of me sniggering to myself each and every time I read one of your posts. I, for one, am grateful for the interwebs otherwise we’d really be missing out on that sense of humour of yours.