Punday, June 15th

The other day, The Wife and I were getting ready to do some watering outside. Just out of the blue she asked me to go get the hos. Wow, I never realized that she was so open-minded. And don’t overlook that fact that it is plural. I have an amazing wife!

Man Club Membership Suspension

Our best friends visited us this weekend. The male of the couple was talking about some very interesting celebrity story. When I asked him where he heard about it, he replied “The Oprah Show”. The reason that I cannot remember what he was talking about, is that the mention of The Oprah Show caused an immediate erasure of any memories associated with reference to the show.

I demanded the immediate surrender of his Man Club card pending official ruling by the Supreme Council of Men on the matter. I don’t believe that a male can willingly view The Oprah Show for any period of time and still retain his membership. I don’t care if Angelina Jolie, Jessica Simpson, and Pamela Anderson are appearing and if the FCC has temporarily suspended it’s standards to allow nudity. A man simply cannot view this show.

Your thoughts?

Knee-Deep in June

For awhile, I was trying to make some extra cash by buying books at yard sales and then selling them on eBay, half.com, or amazon.com. I just ran across an old box of books and found a book called Riley Farm-Rhymes by James Whitcomb Riley. It was originally written in 1883, though this particular edition was printed in 1901. On the dedication page, it says “Inscribed with all grateful esteem to the good old-fashioned people.”

It’s actually a book of poems. I could be jeopardizing my Man Card by doing this, but I’m going to share part of one of the poems with you. It has 8 (verses?). But I like the first one, because I can identify with the laziness it expresses. Here you go:

KNEE-DEEP IN JUNE

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Tell you what I like the best–

‘Long about knee-deep in June,

‘Bout the time strawberries melts

On the vine,–some afternoon

Likes to jes’ git out and rest,

And not work at nothin’ else!

Punday, June 8th

A birder had a mynah problem but with no egrets.

What the Duck?

Okay, somebody needs to stop us. We can’t seem to stop adding animals to our petting zoo. Let me introduce you to our ducks:

Okay, so here’s the real story. It turns out that the chickens are not going to work out with the petting zoo. Despite the fact that we have been handling them on a daily basis to try and keep them tame, they still freak out every time they are touched. That doesn’t work so good when you are having small children try to pet them. It just so happens that these adorable ducks absolutely love attention and cuddling. They are a much better fit.

Not to worry about the chickens. We are keeping them around for the eggs.