Twas the night before Christmas when all through the basement,
Not a creature was stirring, nor making a statement.
The stockings were hung by the piano with joy,
In hopes that ol’ Santy Claus soon would bring toys.
The children were nestled all snug in their sleeping bags,
While visions of Buddy the Elf eating syrup spaghetti made them all gag.
And the girls in their red nightrobes and the parents in theirs of blue,
Had just settled their brains for a short Christmas snooze.
When out on the lawn there arose a cry from the pups,
I sprang from the bag to see what was up. Continue reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas…at My House”
My previous blog referring to Neverland, which I wrote over 8 years ago, has been on my mind as I recently celebrated my 30th birthday. I have been dreading leaving my twenties for YEARS. While I love birthdays, I do not love getting older. Most people have been telling me, “You still look so young. What’s the big deal?” My answer is…time is a big deal. While I have experienced so much, I often feel depressed about aging. Thirty years sounds like a long time, but to me it went by too quickly. I can only imagine that thirty more years will seem to slip away even faster. “I suppose it’s like the ticking crocodile, isn’t it? Time is chasing after all of us.” Many days I wish I could be Wendy…with just a little golden pixie dust from Peter Pan, I could fly away to Neverland and make the choice to not grow up. Continue reading “Let’s Make Neverland a Possibility, Part 2”
So I heard a story not too long ago, about someone who was being chased by a bear. Now, if you were in harms way because of a bear, and you had a firearm in your possession, the thing to do…would be to shoot it. Right? Well, this person shot the bear…and it died. And this person…was arrested! For saving his own life! Things didn’t turn out the way he thought they would at all! The bear was supposedly an endangered species. I’m sure the guy was probably thinking, “Hey! I was an endangered person! One of us had to go!” He obviously didn’t want it to be himself. “No, I don’t hate you, Mr. Bear, and I don’t wanna fight you…but you took this too far!” Continue reading “Which to Bury, Us or the Bear?”
One day, I was driving in my car, when I saw…a most unusual sight. I saw a lady…riding her bike…in the rain…and she was wearing…goggles. Now. These were not swimming goggles. They were big, clear goggles that covered half her face…the kind of goggles a scientist would wear. It was as if she was in a chemistry lab. Except for one thing. She wasn’t. So. It brought me to a bi-polar conclusion. She may have watched the weather forecast…or at least had witnessed the clouds fighting for control over the sky…and she didn’t want the potential rain to pelt her in the eyes. So she found some mad-scientist-looking goggles and turned them into…rain glasses. Continue reading “Rain Glasses”
I have an addiction. To words! I find myself comfortably in bed. But then! A thought comes to me that I must write down. Or else. Alas! I may forget it by morning! So. I try not to start writing a story or my thoughts at night. Or. I would never get any rest! Words! Thoughts! Spinning! They come so fast! Fleeting thoughts. “Give me a pen!” The words just keep coming. “Stop! I need sleep!” But no. The words. They do not heed my request. “Slow down, I can’t keep up!” If I don’t write them down immediately, I find the words have left me, and I don’t know whether to turn right or left to search for them. So I guess another name for a writer…is a word chaser. Continue reading “The Insufficiency of the Descriptive Means of Expression Known as Words”
“Randomness!” is on the loose! I’m not sure where it went! It seems I have been wandering aimlessly. If you are new to this Wonderful World of Randomness!…greetings! And if not…you have probably noticed that it has been YEARS since you’ve heard any of the thoughts swirling around the place my mind resides, known as Wonderland. How ridiculous this is! How absurd! But! I have had little time and few inspirations. However, I realize that this is a poor excuse, and seeing as how I claim to be rich in words, I feel as if I have been robbing you of your “Canton Joy!” and laughter. It’s like I’ve been searching for the lost city of Atlantis (only this is the lost world of “Randomness!”), and I am finally making my way back home. Continue reading “The Lost and Found World of Randomness!”
Welcome to my world…the Wonderful World of Randomness! Yes, you there, the person reading the screen; I’m talking to you. You may be familiar with this name. It once was an e-magazine, founded by me on March 27, 2008 (yes, I’m weird enough to know the date). I wanted a way to keep connected with my family; well, really I just needed a formal excuse to fill their inboxes with my random (and sometimes ridiculous) writings. And now…nine years later to the day…“Randomness!” has made a comeback! But now we are in blog format for the whole world to read. I thought to myself, why limit this? There’s plenty of randomness to go around for everyone! Continue reading “Welcome to My World…”