These birds are so extremely stinky,
But their feathers are a gorgeous shade of pinky
(I read it comes from consuming vast amounts of shrimp),
And they can stand so gracefully upon just one slender leg…
I wonder if anyone’s made an omelette from a flamingo egg?
Prompt from Patricia
Every day I watched the girl.
She had a pet fawn named Blanco
And kept a brush up her long sleeves
To groom his gleaming white coat.
One day I smelled fish cooking
On smoking mesquite wood;
My instincts took over
And I crept up to the door
Where the girl and Blanco played.
I did not apologize,
But brazened it out,
For I am a cat,
And that is what we do.
Luckily, it turned out,
She could love me too.
Poetry Prompt via Robert Peake (get yours!):
Include as many of the following words (or variations on these words) as you can:
forgetful, blanco, total, vanquished, physical, traced, chestnuts, apologize, exposed, persons, sleeves, instincts, vain, mesquite, razor
[discovered at Larry’s blog]
A big thanks to Sadje for nominating me as a recipient of the Mystery Blogger Award. I don’t think I’m very mysterious after 15 years of blogging non-anonymously, but I suppose there are always new things we can learn about each other.
Here are 3 things about me you may not know:
1. I don’t like posting lists of rules, so I’m not going to for this prize, sorry.
2. I don’t much like tagging people, so I’m not going to do that for this either.
3. I really love dried mango snacks!
Here are 3 of my favorite posts:
Now I will answer Sadje’s questions:
1. Have you every been surprised by your own achievements?
Not really. I have high expectations for myself and am more often disappointed.
2. A surprise holiday is granted; What will you do?
I prefer to stay at home and read/write, watch movies, and spend time with my kitty.
3. Have you ever kept a diary or maybe a food diary? If so can you tell us something about it?
Yes. No, it’s a secret.
4. Jack and Jill went up the hill to…………..? (Funny, if it’s not apparent already!😜)
Sneak pics of baby Archie.
5. How do you think your input has made a difference in the world around you?
I hope I make people laugh occasionally.
So, my likes have been light
And my comments are nil
Cuz I’m going away
To see my daughter and SIL.
But I thought I would post
To the pix prompt of three,
Then I saw I misread…
Oh whoops, woe is me!
Posting them anyway, nyah! I won’t include the prompt link, so my post will just float in the WP pool untethered to any other post, just like in the old days. Weird now though.
The idea was to take three photos of one subject in three ways, not have three subjects in a photo, but like whateverrr.
“Those petit fours look so luscious, Sandy,” Eva said. “They must have five hundred calories each.”
Sandy smiled. “Thank you! I thought we all deserved a special treat for the anniversary of our club.”
Jill shook her head. “My doctor told me to avoid sugar. Honestly Sandy. We’re all too old to splurge like this. You should have made something more suitable.”
“Geez,” Sandy said. “You ladies are–”
“Hey hey!” Norm shouted. “Are we all ready to draw names for our partner swap?”
Sandy, Eva, and Jill rushed toward the front of the room, forgetting all about the petit fours.
May 2 Prompt ~ The Haunted Wordsmith
I want to mention measles for a minute because it’s important. If you’re a kooky anti-vaxer, I suggest you skip this post. I won’t be hosting any anti-vax comments here ~ they will hit the trashcan without response. Thanks for understanding. 🙂
In 1989, I was attending college at Cal State Northridge when there was a measles outbreak. I was a commuter student and didn’t socialize much, but even so I called my regular doctor and asked him if I should worry about it. Nah, he said, you had your vaccine as a kid.
I did have all my vaccines in the 1960s, but nevertheless I got a light case of the measles as an adult in 1989. If I hadn’t had my vaccination as a child, I might have gotten really sick as an adult. Children can also suffer terrible complications from the virus.
One of my cousins died of “whooping cough” (pertussis) in the 1930s… and just recently a child died of it here in Orange County. How any parent could decide to skip giving a healthy baby this vaccine boggles my mind. Imagine listening to your baby cough to death.
I realize it is a special weekend coming up for people of two major faiths and I respect that. I believe in nomming up delicious coconut macaroons as well as Cadbury eggs. But even more… I believe in science.
You can call that faith if you wish.