MENTAL NOTE

"Though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we will make him run."
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Cats and dogs can be friends. So can cowboys and indians. So can we.
Why try to be the best when there's no hierarchy in heaven?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Oh Happy Happy Day (and a Second Chance Day Too)


Dear Mr. President, sir.

Do you remember me? You once stole my tickets to Bora and made me look like a fool among my thumbs up (now thumbs down) non-facebook buddies by secretly yet blatantly running off to my favorite islands with the Queen Mother after I and said purdy people had won the Blogging Makes The World A better Place Award that came with sadly missed said tickets. I'm still shocked to find that you should have found it suiting to pull such a nasty trick on us good folks. Unfortunately dark forces then forced me forcibly to delete my previous pearl of a blog and all the evidence with it that I had gathered against you and your childish Bora jealousy, so now it's your word against mine on this Happy Post Easter Sunday Monday. I'm sure you don't remember. A true politician needs to have a selective memory of events — I appreciate that. But you may want to check your hidden agenda or consult your overpaid consultants between now and the next full moon. By the way, were you aware that the word agenda is a noun which, though formally a plural of agendum, is now commonly used as a singular? Of course you do. You are eloquent and I still want those Bora tickets back. But that's not why I have decided to send you this heartfelt letter by Blue Bird, the only reliable pigeon to date.

Sir, I'm offering you a once in a lifetime opportunity to make it up to us financially less fortunate blogger friends. A second chance if you will which, if your Greatness is smart and you want our vote on this Happy Post Easter Sunday Monday, you should grab with both hands and cherish it like a teeny tiny little butterfly that is flapping its teeny tiny wings in the little cave you've created by delicately placing your hands on top of each other, creating a space. Please don't squash us. Give us some space. Which is why I'm writing this Blue Bird delivered letter to you. Here's the deal. It has come to my attention that we're currently swamped by a plethora of special days. There's Mother's Day (my favorite), there's National Boss's Day (not my favorite), there's Hello-Neighbor-How-Are-You-Today Day, there's Administrative Professionals Day (which we normal people call Secretaries Day), there's World Sparrow Day, Let's Fire All Politicians Day (no?), World Migratory Bird Day (yes), Pi Day (not Pie Day), International Whores' Day and even International Talk Like a Pirate Day (no joke, Harrrr).

Now, what we need is Bloggers Day, and I mean a real holiday as in Today Is A Day Off Day And I'm Still Getting My Money Day. I reckon it's the least you can do for us little people of the Land of All Things Blogger, you big Gulliver. Better make it global too. I'm sure you've got a few pennies left after cruising the planet on Nuclear Security Day, yes, that very important world summit aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism around the globe during which nothing was achieved, but the cake was good. Well, think about what I said. This is Second Chance Day for you sir. Don't waste it.

Blue 

P.S. Why would you want to go to Bora with the Queen Mother?

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108 comments:

  1. I did not know that agenda is the plural form of agendum. Good lord, did I just LEARN something from the Blue Grumpster!?! Well, I guess I have to support your cause since all logic in the world has ceased to be.

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  2. I've no idea what the post was about... but it's often like that... so I shall just ask the cosmic question: is you still cracking your Easter eggs?

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    1. Um... there's a crack in my Easter eggs. Was that the question?

      What do you mean you have no idea? I once decided we should win an award and a trunkload of money for making this world a better place. The idea was to fly to Bora Bora and have some fun. Then the money slash tickets never made it to my Blue cave because someone on high decided it would be more fun to steal it from us and go to Bora Bora with the Queen Mother himself. How rude! (I know.) That's the whole back story in an eggshell um.. nutshell.... What's there to not understand?

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    2. Eat it before it gets stinky....
      I'd blame it on that horrid Hilary Clinton.... she's the main intergalactic villain... I spit three times over my shoulder every time I see her.....

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    3. I just might. I'm not sure I have enough spit in me when it comes to politicians.

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    4. booin, hissing and shoe throwing is also acceptable

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    5. put some stone in it before targeting and releasing the projectile...

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    6. SO....is it a day to celebrate blogging or bloggers?
      Don't hate me because I am beautiful.....older....but beautiful...
      I don't have any ads on my blog....don't think it is the way to go for me...
      I like mine just the way it is...right Blue???
      Cheers!
      Linda :o)

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    7. @Dezzy - Or penguin stuff.
      @Linda - Right. No ads on my blog either. Good question by the way. I'd say it's to celebrate bloggers, especially beautiful ones.

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    8. Did you see that, Dezzy? A heart from Linda. I bet you're jealous now! (He is, Linda. He is.)

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  3. So, since we don't get paid to blog, does this mean that on Bloggers Day we will get a huge paycheck? I think the answer is Hell Yeah!!

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    1. Humongous. So big you'd get all upset and run.

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    2. maybe they will give us more than 0,00000888800000222999 percent of the Google ads earnings....

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    3. Maybe means no. Statistically speaking. Cheapskates.

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    4. so very and sadly true... It's funny how they cut my daily stats into half when calculating earnings.... And the number of clicks on the ads at my place, the one they claim to be, is just bizzarre.... how can I have about ten clicks with almost a 100,000 visits per month?

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    5. The Google Gang cannot be trusted. Didn't you read the Blue Manual? How can you have about ten clicks with almost a 100,000 visits per month... Well, I'd say in the same way that tax money goes down the drain. It's a magic trick at our expense, is how. Bizarre is not the word you're looking for. Theft is.

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    6. Well, I'd take .00000000008 of anything Google has their monetary earning hands in. It'd be more than what I have right now! =)))

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    7. I hear you, Elsie. And you can still smile.... I admire you for that.

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  4. I read the comment above... a trunkload of money for making this world a better place... ha! I don't see it happening, but it's okay to dream big. Why dream small????

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    1. "Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." Or so they say. Those who dream small will stay small, right?

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    2. Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing....

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    3. me is so profound sometimes :)

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    4. Profoundly deep. A universe within a universe.

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  5. Love your post, Blue! I've been a little bit out of blogging and I've been away from your blog for a while. Seems like Debz is finally getting a real life with voluntary work and things like karate training and stuff like that (I know you don't like the expression, but I'm sure I'll get a second chance). How's life, Blue?

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    1. A real life's good. I wish I had one too. I'm tired 24/7. You'll get your second chance. All you need to do is create it.

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    2. You're still in my prayers and my thoughts, Blue. I wish I could do more. About creating second chances, that's a good one. I should remember that. About being tired 24/7, I'm experiencing more and more energy now I'm exercising more. I know you can't, but for me karate and running work out very well. I wish it would work for you too! Keep your head up!

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    3. Thanks, Debz. Sometimes we create our own second chances, provided we're not blind when the opportunity presents itself. My cowboy Dad was a karate expert. Too bad I was not or I'd have kicked 'm outa the house myself ;)

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  6. Brandon's birthday is actually on Pi Day. We have yet to bake him something lame like a pi-shaped pie, though.

    I'll happily take Bloggers Day. Does that include breakfast in bed from my family and gifts to unwrap, or is everything digital?

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    1. Is that a fact? Well, in that case we should call it Brandon Day. What say you? But let me ask you this: who's going to bake that special pie?

      Of course it does. Or breakfast from Brandon in case no one else is listening... No?

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  7. Hmmm that works for me
    He better give a hefty fee
    After your bora bora lie
    You owe the cat, blue guy
    So get the day done
    Make your pigeon cause him to run
    Poke out his eye
    Make him cry
    Until he gives in
    And we all win

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    1. See, that's exactly what I mean
      Making me feel like a blue machine
      I've got feelings too, I didn't lie
      Why would you want to make me cry
      Like a kitty cat on Post Happy Easter Sunday Monday
      When all I did was play as innocent as a cat at your bay
      Hey! He should make it happen as in real quick
      Or we'll call this a day that starts with Dick
      No Tracy to be found in that name
      When we win meow hooray or something lame
      It's been years ago, still holding a grudge?
      A bit of dough to stop the drudge?

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    2. The cat never lets go
      Here at his show
      That you should know
      Even a post with you coming up at his show
      Months down the road
      He is ahead by a load
      And yeah Dick without tracy
      Might have to call Kevin Spacey

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    3. I know it 'cause you always show it
      Making me think I'd better not blow it
      Like some Dick without Tracy
      Sounds kinda reboot racy
      My book doesn't have a face-ee
      Lex Luthor wannabee Spacey
      Better call him Stacy
      Months down the road
      Make him look like a toad
      That's my grudge, Mr. Cat
      How do you feel about that?

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    1. R is such a royal commentator....

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    2. Somehow I know Royal is not what the R stands for, royally speaking.

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    3. indeed it is not, we've already established, and you admitted the truth when faced with the inquisition, that R stands for Randy, also known as Mandy .....

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    4. I must have been drinking when we established that.

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  9. "dark forces then forced me forcibly" - a superb line. :) I'm right behind you, Blue. No! Wait! I'm right beside you! I'll be your wingman or wingwoman. Your guardian angel. A strange one. A Strangel. Lets push this baby til it's law! I see Bora Bora, I see it....

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    1. Did you know the whole Bora thing started with a post Azzie Dear wrote a couple of years ago? Yeah, push it we shall. Wait! What am I saying on Post Happy Easter Sunday Monday?

      P.S. You could stand behind me and I'd still feel safe. How's that for trust, Strangel?

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    2. I think that's mighty trusting and shows that are truly, a great judge of character. And Strangels. :)

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    1. wish Madonna never came back from hers.....

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    2. and old bat with too many personal issues.....

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    3. #If we took a Boraday (oh yeah oh yeah)
      Took some time to celebrate (c'mon let's celebrate)
      Just one day out of life
      It would be... It would be so nice!
      Boraday!

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  11. I love that song u suggested. It has been one of my favorites. And the Elvis' version. Well just a DELIGHT. Wish we could all take that silver bird to Bora Bora.

    I hope that u had a FABULOUS Easter weekend. Ours was very very very nice. Good weather. Great Food. Great Company. Just a wonderful weekend.

    I went and saw Monument Men, a movie. I love movies involving history especially about the Holocaust and the Civil War in the US.

    If u don't mind, tell me the name of your ailment again. I would like to read up on it.

    It is suppose to rain for the next two days here. The pup does not like rain water and especially thunderstorms. I am going to buy him a thunder shirt. It is suppose to sooth him like being swaddled by his momma.

    His little pink neon chick is looking a little "ruff". I think I am going to have to wash that furry thing. He has really enjoyed his chick. Carries that chick even on our walks.

    I luv that little guy.

    Have a blessed day!!!

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    1. All aboard! This is the silver bird to Bora Bora! Wouldn't that be wonderful, Miss Stormy Marples? I had a fabulous Easter weekend. I should have done a bit of work but I said to myself, "Not this Easter you're not!" Sometimes it's fun to be strict, you see? Glad to hear your Easter weekend was wonderful too.

      The Monuments Men featuring Bill Murray. I love that guy, especially in Groundhog Day and Lost in Translation.

      Of course I don't mind telling you the name of my two-fold ailment. It isn't a secret whatsoever: chronic sarcoidosis (the lungs) and neurosarcoidosis (the brain).

      Haha poor little pink neon chick. I can Professor Alex walking beside you carrying that chick.

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  12. Do not pass go, do not go to bora bora and do not fly..they like to molest you during the pat downs.

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    1. Say it ain't so. Don't take away my final dream.... Really?

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  13. Oooh, National Bloggers Day. I like it. Maybe if it doesn't interest the powers that be, we should just pick a date and do it ourselves. Though, I'm afraid getting the paid day off would go right out the window.

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    1. What do you mean, "Maybe if it doesn't" interest them? Do you think that's an option? Are you telling me there's a chance politicians don't listen to us little people? Excuse me while I go and jump into a lake. Or we could pick a date.

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  14. A Blogger's Day! How nice! But what do we do on that day. On other days we blog but on Blogger's day, do we take a rest. Or we do more than the normal share of blogging since we have time! Or go to Bora Bora and take a real test of a rest. Great line of thoughts Blue!

    Hank

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    1. Mary tells me we shouldn't go to bora bora and we shouldn't fly. So what are we to do now? Row our own boat? Blog about it on Bloggers Day?

      Thanks, Hank!

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  15. If there is cake involved I'm willing to celebrate any kind of "day".

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    1. Yes, there is. Of course there is. And blueberry pie.

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  16. you are a crazy boy Grumpy but of course I know:)
    I let you a message in Elsie's post.
    and what you mean with this comment in my post?
    xxxxxx

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    1. Crazy? Who is crazy? According to Pat I'm perfectly normal. No?

      Ah you want me to go to Elsie's. I like it when women tell me what to do. Will do, Dear. My comment in your post? Do you think I remember? Will have a look. Oh... I'm so tired already.

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    2. Ok I understsnd when a man dont want talk me:(

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    3. You will miss me ppffft!
      Of course you are normal.
      Like allof us : crazy normal:)

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    4. Men don't talk. They eat and blog. There's nothing we can do about it. We were brought up that way. Ask The Cat. He only eats blueberries that should be blackberries and he blogs. Very normal. Very crazy normal. But tell me, what didn't you understand?

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    5. it's true, Blue, I don't like to talk too much either. I wisely keep quiet and when the crowd hears me speak it's a miracle to them :) and they bow.... that is how we Intergalactic rulers do our business.....

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    6. you can be my Grand Vizier of you're interested..... and if a turban looks good on your head.....

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    7. Even a plastic bag looks good on me. But a turban... how sexy.

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    8. with jewels and tassels and made of silk of course......

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  17. Hmm. Pi day already exists right? 22/7 was our regular working hour in India.

    About blogger day I totally welcome that , have you opened the petition yet in Whitehouse.gov?

    Extradite and cancel Bieber's GC got 273k signatures. Your may beat that, as a reward you could be our mascot for blogger day celebration we could color Chicago river blue in May because St.Patrick's day green dye stays for a month.

    Bravo dear! When you aren't ranting you have cool ideas.

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    1. Yes, it does. It's Brandon's birthday too. 22/7... unbelievable. No, I haven't so far I'm hoping they haven't shot my pigeon to the land of myths. Hahaha you don't want the world to be blue too, believe me. But 273k-Plus virtual signatures sounds doable. Now excuse me while I go and rant 22/7. ;)

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  18. we xan celebrate any thing we want. Im like Alice I celebrate all days that are Not-birthday you know:) So today is my not birthday day and yours and yours
    besos

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    1. In that case I'd like to celebrate our not-birthdays too. Great thinking, Gloria. Now, where's my blueberry pie - the one that The Cat stole from me?

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    2. Im thimking in make something with blueberries!

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    3. I'm thinking of eating something with blueberries. See, we're a team!

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    4. I will tell you when I choose a recipe (you k ow I have made a lot of things with bluberries)

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    5. I know :) Lots of blue stuff at your show.

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  19. A bloggers day just for us bloggers! I am in!

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    1. I'll reserve you a V.I.P. seat. Spare no expense.

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    2. sister Theresa should walk the catwalk not sit in the VIP seat :)

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    3. Good point. Go tell her, Dezz.

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  20. Something horrible happening this afternoon. If only I could go back in time if only. But it is too late. Too late to change what occurred. And unbeknownst to me I played a role in it. And I was unaware for 2 1/2 months that things were happening in private that I had no knowledge of what was occurring. U cannot say or do anything anymore even the most innocent event will be used to harm u. I truthfully do not know how I functioned at Coffeehouse tonight. I kept remembering Sunday's sermon. Bad things will happen to u and that is because God wants u to turn to him. I was turned to him maybe he needed more of me. Maybe I was not totally there or he wanted to see how faithfully. I am upset. And I know that the wheels have turned and it is too late to change what happened. I know this makes no sense and I am sure u think me crazy. At this moment, I wish I were. I wish I had no feelings about things.

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    1. I don't think you're crazy but, like Riot Kitty, I'm a bit at a loss. What happened? I do know people can be mean.

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  21. Once again I'm completely lost...but that's OK. And for the record, who can go anywhere with the Queen Mother, as she's dead?

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    1. Ah finally someone who knows. Well, her being dead is what everyone (well, not everyone) thinks. Presidents are a bit like magicians, you know. They can make things happen. They can make people disappear and today they can make people appear again. It's a pretty convincing magic trick involving tax payers' money.

      But let me ask you this: how can you be sure I wasn't talking about THIS Queen Mother?

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  22. Well I was confused in bloggy land on Pi Day because everyone kept featuring pies. Yummy, delicious looking pies, but certainly nothing to do with Pi.
    See, I'm still confused. :)

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    1. And now I'm struggling not to be dragged into your deplorable state of utter confusion. ;)

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  23. As I was not offered any Bora tickets, I do not know what happened but I feel your pain lol I vote you get your tickets AND a blogger paid vacation day. (As long as you put in a good word for me so I can get the same. ) I'm so excited I found you again. :)

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    1. Of course I'll put in a good word for you. There's no way we're going anywhere without Melynda! Ever since you shut down your previous blog I was wondering how you were doing. Now you're back!

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  24. How about Blogger week? Or month? I know, it's greedy, but dang it, wouldn't that be lovely?

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    1. Ah there you are... My favorite lips turned flower. Wait! Did that sound alright to you? Anyhooters, a blogger week sounds like a good deal to me. Blogger week: like X-mas, only different... Longer and more fun. Do you reckon we need a blogger tree? You being the creative one, what would bloger week be all about? Tell me. Tell me.

      P.S. DANG!!! is the right word, for I read yor post, tried to comment and nothing happened. DANG!!! So a couple of minutes ago I tried again, but... still... nothing.... happened. Oh I feel so rejected! Is it the rocket? The Blogger Board?

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  25. While you are at it, how about a Bloggers' Holiday every week? I reckon it takes a day a week to keep up with my Blogger Friends!

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    1. I think we should get paid for making this world a better place. And I don't mean Google ads.

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  26. Just stopped by to say 'hey', Blue. Have a good evening.

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    1. Always good to hear from you, Sandra. Sleep tight. Don't let the bed bugs bite. :)

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    2. well, with all of Sandra's cats in the house it will be more fleas than bugs :)))

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    3. Stop teasing Sandra. You're horrible. Now continue.

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    4. I told Sandra we're spreading gossips about her :) But she doesn't know where exactly.... we're so sneaky.... Blue, true rascals!

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    5. Very sneaky indeed, Dazzling Dezzy the Dezzmeister. You reckon she's looking for it as I type this?

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  27. Blogger's Day! Nice idea Blue! I'll support you when you campaign for this and would even lobby for it.

    Happy Easter!

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    1. In that case I know it'll be a great success. Check please!

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