Thursday, May 25, 2006

A Treasured Keepsake

I had the opportunity--not offered to just anyone--to obtain, for a mere $3.95 (what a bargain!) "The beauty of poetry--a treasured keepsake for a child you love." Now, aside from figuring out whether I in fact love all my nieces and nephews, or love them equally, or in fact whether any of them are worth $3.95 plus postage and handling, let alone whether they can truly appreciate the beauty of poetry reproduced on 8x10 parchment weight paper, ideal for framing, I thought I'd share their two examples with you:

MATTHEW
M is for manly, so handsome, grand.
A is for amiable, friendly li'l man.
T is for treasure, talented, smart.
T is for thoughtful, caring heart.
H is for happy, so full of fun.
E is for expressive, devoted one.
W is for wonderful, an ideal boy,
that's Matthew, pure pride and joy.

JESSICA
J is for jewel, heart of pure gold.
E is for expressive, a happy soul.
S is for special, beauty that's rare.
S is for sweet, loving and fair.
I is for intelligent, bright as the sun.
C is for caring, thoughtful one.
A is for angel, a joy from Above,
Jessica, so precious, and so loved.

So I have a friend whose daughter's name is "K". Do you suppose we get a discount off our $3.95 for having only one letter? Or would it come out something like this?

K is for knowing, missing some letters,
frankly, I could've spelled Kay much better.

And I'll have to think for a while about the beauty of this particular poetry--"friendly l'il man"? Frankly I think it's the beauty of making the line fit on 8x10 parchment weight paper.

Because you're my personal friend, I'll let you know that you can go here to order your own treasured keepsake.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

It's Always Too Young

Tragic news today--but aren't most deaths tragic?--a woman I knew casually for many years just died in a motorcycle accident. I mention her here because she was a classically trained musician who loved good folk music; she was in her own performing group(s) and wrote her own lyrics and music in the "Celtic rock" vein, which ranged from poignant to rollicking fun. She was also a writer. A lively woman of many talents.

Leigh Ann Hussey of Annwn and Brazen Hussey, so long. Goodbye.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Get an Education Instantaneously

Just got this email:


Subject: Attention To Your Eductaion [Word Whirled notes: spelling not required!]

Attention Potential Candidate:

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Yourself, and a limited number of other candidates are invited to take advantage of this Special Enrollment [Word World notes: grammar and punctuation also not required! In particular, periods are 100% optional!]

Bachelors, Masters, MBA, and Doctorate (PhD) available in the field of your choice - 100% Verifiable Documents will be shipped to you within 2 weeks. [WordWhirled notes--not 50% verifiable, not 99% verifiable, but, Yes! 100% verifiable! Dare I ask who exactly is verifying what exactly?]

Thank You
-Internet Admissions Office

*Education awarded on life and past work experience. Pleast note, this loophole won't last. [Word Whirled notes--Ah, ha, you thought that you ALREADY had an education based on your life and past work experience? No, you merely had the life and experience; you must be AWARDED the education! And you must pay dearly for it, too! (And it's good that they include only "past work experience" and not, say, "future work experience," which might in fact be very educational but is probably not at this time 100% verifiable.)]