Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s chance keyboard error is: President Chump.

Excuses for being late. No. 366.
I’m sorry I’m late, but I found that my results were skewed.

A single overheard remark:
‘I’m physically in debt Barry…’

‘Are fascia boards named that because they face ya?’
‘That is correct. You are very astute.’
‘Yes, I have a qualification in astuteness…’
‘Hm, I suspected that you had…’

Today’s old record that it would be very cool to like is Warrior in Woolworths by X-Ray Spex. (W in W)

As I am getting close to finishing rereading a collection of Cordwainer Smith’s wonderfully strange science fiction stories from the mid 20th c., I have been on the look-out for something else to read; I popped into a cheapskate charity shop last week and poked around the bookshelves. Aha! One of those little Penguin ‘classic’ books (click) – it contained a couple of Ivan Turgenev‘s short stories. I don’t mind a bit of Russian literature now and again, but they do like to dwell on the dark side of things don’t they? Those Ruskies do love their misery! Dostoyevsky also is not the most cheery of writers. My favourite Russian writer is Vladimir Nabokov, he was downbeat, but still very witty; in one of his novels he playfully refers to Turgenev and Dostoyevsky as ‘Turgy’ and ‘Dusty’ – ho-ho!…
I’ll be sure to let you know how I get on with my new Turgy book.

How about a bit of spamming from my comments box? These two nice items seem to be from someone called Williaman:
Admit your shortfalls. Don’t make an attempt to deny that your website lacks its very own issues, because each and every site does. Remember when a person complains for your needs about a concern, understand the trouble and make steps to fix it. Letting the consumer to know you understand them, without obtaining defensive, is the best way to not merely repair website concerns, and also, to acquire guest have confidence in.
If you’re discovering yourself less than plenty of anxiety usually, try out arranging your entire day. If you intend every day out, you wont need to bother about considering precisely what do following. Or maybe if you’re already doing this and so are nonetheless emphasised, perform opposite and check out and wing it on a daily basis. Find the correct method involving arranging and winging it that works for you.
Well Williaman, thank you for getting touch. Your words have moved me deeply and I will be putting a cheque in the post for you first thing tomorrow morning. Do have a lovely day!

Yes, I’m thinking of changing my name to Angkor Whatt.

A single overheard remark:
‘The sink is a drain!… The sink is a drain!…’

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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8 Responses to Just a few short, but pithy items…

  1. memadtwo says:

    The Keyboard knows…

  2. Dana Doran says:

    I suspect there May be more truth in the spam folder than the keyboard error…..Freud, you know.

  3. Sharon Mann says:

    Loved you pithy items to get my day going…happy Saturday.

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