TP TAILS – Laughter is the best medicine

 

Many of us have heard the one about the five loaves and two fishes, but what about the two rolls and one Joe Dog? Continue reading

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BEHIND THE SCENE – MASTERPIECE TALE No. 1: The Artist’s Daughter

Marie-Anne Carolus-Duran would rather have been sitting in a dark and musty closet ensconced in a nest of her riding instructor’s malodorous paddock boots and picking lint bobbles from her Sunday frock than posing for a portrait with Yéti.

The Maltese preferred the reference to Bigfoot over his given name, Mon-Petit-Chou. It was more menacing than being called someone’s little légume. Mon-Gros-Chou, as Continue reading

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MURDER AT THE CHECKOUT – An Unsolved Mystery Resolved

BURIED ALIVE: HOLY GUACAMOLE – HOW I ATE MY WAY FROM UNDER AN AVALANCHE OF AVOCADOS

SURVIVAL:  ATTACK OF THE MUTANT MARS BAR *warning: article contains peanut reference

I LOST 50 BAZILLION POUNDS IN 24 HOURS. YOU CAN TOO!

The headlines on display at my local supermarket’s checkout counter #3 are mesmerising. It’s hard to look away even though I could care less about who

married whom last week, who’s been divorced within ten minutes of marrying their soul mate, or who was so totally flummoxed to the point of being hospitalized when their great dane gave birth to a litter of chihuahuas. Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR from MY PLANET

If there were a planet between Earth and Mars that took 415 days to orbit the sun and we were blessed with living on it together, this New Year’s greeting would be on time.

It would still be the evening of January 1st, 2020. My laptop’s white-gloved-hand icon would be poised over the publish button, primed to press and send this post wishing Continue reading

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FROM MRS. HUMBUG TO YOU – A (sort of) Holiday Greeting

“‘Tis one week ’til Christmas,” resounds through the house.
“And nothing’s been hung on the tree,” groans my spouse.

Up go his arms in a frenzy, a near panic.
“‘Twas weeks ago I dragged the box down from the attic!

“No Santas, no manger, no cookies, no lights?
What’cha been doin’  all those days and most nights?

 

“No halls have been decked, no doors wreathed, or bespangled,
There’s mistletoe in heaps, and the garland’s all tangled. Continue reading

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IT’S DECEMBER? WHAT HAPPENED TO NOVEMBER?

I woke up this morning,
with my back to a tree
wond’ring how on earth my chin hairs
had grown past my dimpled knees.
The last thing I remember,
someone cried out, “trick-or-treat!”
Now it’s suddenly December?
Are those gnomes nudging my feet?

Was I sucked into a whirlwind?
Abducted by imps? Continue reading

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ODE TO ME BONNIE BLUE PLAID WELLIES

Oh, y’ve done me well,
me bonnie blue plaid wellies,

 

always keepin’ me from sinkin’ deep
in bogs squishy, black, an’ smelly.

 

 

I’ve enjoyed our strolls across lush fairy glens,

twistin’ up trails o’ sweet smellin’ heather, Continue reading

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