Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first…
Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, just three days left!): Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: ribald, amitotic, penthemimeral, spoffish, Zaporogian, nullifidian, and bamboozled.

Excuses for being late. No. 435.
I’m sorry I’m late, but I was having a problem charging my Meerschaum with old shag.

A single overheard remark:
‘That’s only if I start having the dreams again Paul…’

You see, what these people riding their bikes on the pavement are saying is, Really I’m too frightened to ride on the road with the cars and buses – I feel a lot safer on the pavement frightening the pedestrians and toddlers into clearing a way for me…

An observation:
A smartly dressed young woman walking through the town centre yesterday evening; she was striding along confidently, and with an air of nonchalance, but under her arm she had a brand-new ironing board, its pointed end oriented in the direction of travel…

‘I always thought that “gravitas” was a medical condition, where you have heavy buttocks.’
‘Yes, that’s right, it is. My uncle had it.’
‘Do they run in families?’
‘Heavy buttocks?’
‘I hope not… Mind you, apparently a lot of politicians have it, I’ve heard it regularly mentioned on the BBC.’
‘Yes, it’s all that sitting on the benches in parliament for long periods.’
‘Poor things…’

Every now and again I find that I desperately need to listen to this. Click.

It’s Spam-Time again!
Look, here’s a nice piece, gasping, twitching, and looking up at us from the bottom of my comments box; it seems to be from someone called JeffreyJang:
Give attention to the temps in your backyard.
If it early as well as late, in the year there is
a good likelihood that your plants could be exposed to frost.
Cold temps will cause several plants for you to die.
Tumble is an excellent time of often the year to plant a veggie garden. Some plants grow more slowly in the shortened times of tumble, add two several weeks to the time detailed.
Well, my dear JeffreyJang, thank you for getting in touch! Your post has really hit the spot with me, as I have been pondering on such matters recently – especially concerning the shortened times of tumble. Oh, those temps! Brrrr! Do not hesitate to get in touch again JJ – love your style!…

Yes, I think I’ll be changing my name to Carmen Collectid.

A single overheard remark:
‘Don’t you start on your high horse with me Bob!…’

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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4 Responses to Just a few short, but pithy items…

  1. I started off thinking it was about office temps. Wondering why they were in the backyard.

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