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Elevenses

Tea and cakes

“Darling, would you like butter or jam with your crumpet?” Miranda asked her husband at elevenses.

“I don’t give a toss.” Nigel shrugged. “I would like to know however if you’ve been shagging the butler.”

Miranda added a spoonful of sugar to her tea. “Are you talking about Lionel?”

Nigel sighed. “Of course I’m talking about Lionel, poppet. We only have the one butler.”

“No need to get cross, snoogums,” Miranda said. “I thought you might have meant Mumsy’s butler.”

“Why would I care about your mother’s butler?” Nigel bit into a crumpet. “These are rather dry.”

“Well, that’s why I asked about the butter and jam, you silly goose.” Miranda added both to her crumpet.

Nigel spread butter on the rest of his crumpet. “This makes quite a difference. Thank you, luv. Now back to the matter at hand…”

“Mumsy’s butler?” Miranda frowned. “He’s ready to retire. I was thinking that Ian might be perfect for the position.”

“Our underbutler?” Nigel frowned. “That would present a problem, dearest.”

“Whyever so?”

“Because he would have to move hundreds of miles away to your mother’s.”

Miranda gazed at Nigel over her teacup. “I didn’t realize you’d grown so fond of him.”

“He plays chess with me when you retire early with a headache, which is rather frequently.”

“I see,” Miranda said. “I won’t recommend him then.”

They finished their meal in silence.

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The Stars Won’t Come Out… [socs]

If they know that you’re about
Cause they couldn’t match the glow
Of your eyes…
🎶🎶🎶

(“Candida” by Tony Orlando)

Romantic couple in restaurant

While flirty banter and pick-up lines sound cheesy to me when spoken aloud, the same words in a song can be meltingly romantic. Weird! But true. Eons ago I noticed that some songs seem deeply poetic and/or philosophical, but if you simply read the lyrics as text… meh. How about this one?

“With every step you take, I’ll be watching you.”

Omg stalker! That definitely does not sound romantic outside of the song by the Police (written by Gordon Sumner). It’s not the only one either… there are tons of creepy lyrics that seem fine when sung.

One way or another, I’m gonna find ya
I’m gonna get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya
One way or another, I’m gonna win ya
I’m gonna get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya

Yikes, Blondie, take a chill pill! And how about this lovely ballad?

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
A red rose up in Spanish Harlem
With eyes as black as coal
That looks down in my soul
And starts a fire there and then I lose control
I have to beg your pardon
I’m going to pick that rose
And watch her as she grows in my garden

Get a restraining order stat! Those lines do not sound romantic when read as text. They are scary, right? Dang, I’ve always loved that song (written by Jerry Leiber and Phil Spector). Let’s go with Rod Stewart for the grand finale.

You’re in my heart, you’re in my soul
You’ll be my breath should I grow old
You are my lover, you’re my best friend
You’re in my soul

Think that’s over the top too? Nah, it’s just about football (soccer). 🤣🤣🤣

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Razzle Dazzle [socs]

One of my favorite songs from the musical Chicago is “Razzle Dazzle,” which is performed by Richard Gere. I had no idea that Gere could sing when I first saw this movie. He’s so good! Of course, the opening song, “All That Jazz,” sung by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger, is also wonderful. And another favorite is “When You’re Good To Mama,” sung by Queen Latifah. A perfect night in for me would be some pizza smothered in mozzarella cheese, a fizzy real Coke, and my favorite musicals on TV. Why don’t I do this? Well, there are books to write, books to read, posts to post, news to get depressed over, FB updates to annoy me, tweets to inspire my poetry, cats to cuddle, and feeds to scroll through until I’m dizzy

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Saturday Pome [socs]

Colorful snail on leaf

Snails are icky;

Snails are gross.

Keep them off of my plate

And my fence post.

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Fancy Pants [socs]

Bitmoji fancy fan

I’m a fan of the fancy. I’m not talking about high-end, expensive items, but the faux, the fake, and the fantastically ridiculous. I love sequins and sparkles, feathers and fishnets, glitter and glam. It’s all fun! When my girls were little, we had a huge box of crazy dress-up clothes and silly jewelry to play with. None of it was pricey, since I didn’t want to worry about losing it or breaking it. It was just for the love of color and fabric and texture. I used to adore Halloween and Ren Faire too, but all good things must come to an end. My fancy pants days are over… and it’s not a sad thing. I simply got tired of all that, plus my eyes are old and itchy and it’s hard to wear make-up now. A glitzy outfit feels incomplete if I can’t wear sparkly eye shadow and loads of black mascara too. When I moved, I dumped all my fancies. Well, almost all… I still have my red sparkly shoes.

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I Have A Spray Bottle…

… and I’m not afraid to use it!

Fighting kitties

Look what I have to put up with when I’m trying to work or write at home. Whatever happened to the idea of two kitties playing nicely and snuggling up together for naps? Nope! They never cuddle cutely. They are always hissing and mrowing and smacking each other. Annoying.

Kitty face-off

Spraying them with water always stops their shenanigans… for a few minutes anyway. 🙄

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Images are mine.

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Changes… [socs]

Colorful children’s blocks

Changing things up by choosing the challenging block editor to format this post. Will it check out okay or turn into a chaotic disaster? We shall see! I’m a bit scared in starting this new chapter of bloggery, but sometimes you can’t be a chicken and you have to simply charge ahead and cross that channel. Choices make our characters, right? I don’t want to be chained to the classic editor if this one is better and all it takes is a simple leap of faith (off my lazy chair) to learn a few new tricks to get the hang of it. Cheers!

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Image found on Google.

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Want & Need [socs]

Keyboard walking Bitmoji

Want and need are supposed to be two different things, but I confess that there are times I have trouble telling them apart. When that happens, I turn to music to help me get a clue. 🎶

Meatloaf says he wants me, he needs me, but there ain’t no way he’s ever gonna love me… and as it turns out, someone said those exact words to him as well. Clearly, these are distinct categories of the feels one can has. ❤️

Then we have Bread, who says baby imma want you, baby imma need you, but it’s hard to tell if those are separate things due to the fact that he keeps smushing them together like that. I’m confuxzled all over again now…

Cheap Trick says if I want his love I got it and if I need his love I got it. Either way. I could want and need it, or just one of those, and he’d still give it to me. That leads me to believe want and need are not the same. Are ya with me? 🙃

Savage Garden confirms it when he says ooh he wants me but he doesn’t know if he needs me. That’s pretty pretty pretty darn good evidence right there that want and need are two entirely separate things. I’m feeling comfy with this now, aren’t you?

But what about Elvis? He repeatedly tells me he wants me, he needs me, he loves me, as though these three concepts are inseparable. I just don’t know what to think! It’s all such a big muddle in my mind.

You know what will help me sort things out? Cookies! I need some…

Milk and cookies Bitmoji

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Images from Bitmoji.

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Hideaway [socs]

Cat hiding under blanket

Gatsby here again. I’m a people person. I’ll be the first to admit it. ❤️ I loves me some humans. They’re fun! They play with me and pet me. They bring me food and treats. They have paper to claw and bite, plus they’re covered in skin that’s quite satisfying to bite also. Mmm biting…

Where was I?

Right. People. I’m in favor of ’em. But my person has been home all day every day for like a million years now. It’s annoying. Why she not go to work anymore? Why she not go out with her friends? She doesn’t even take a walk even though she always says she’s gonna. I need my space! I need my private cat time! 🐱

If you need me, I’ll be in my blanket cave. But please don’t bother me unless it’s a real emergency. I need to destress. It’s a tuff life!

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Image mine.

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Now They Tell Me [socs]

Butterfly

Do not use excessive force to make connections.

Use just the right amount of force?

They never tell you what that is though. The right amount. Not too little and not too much. Some would say not to use any force and let the butterfly flutter free to see if it will return. But what if your butterfly has a broken GPS? Poor butterfly, flitting around all lost and alone, wishing it could return to me, but unable to do so because it forgot my address. HOW SAD IS THAT? Wouldn’t it have been better to attach a pretty, glittery, golden chain on my butterfly so it couldn’t flutter too far? I think so! That doesn’t seem excessive. Some would say it is though. I know they would. I can hear them now. Don’t chain a butterfly! Ugh. People who have butterflies with good GPS’s will never be sympathetic to those of us who want to connect to the broken butterflies. Or who ARE broken butterflies…

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Written for Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday

Image isn’t mine.

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