Overt displays of curmudgeonry….

Ffolkes,

“Let life happen to you.
Believe me: life is in the right, always.”

~~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~~

alley to adventure

Just another path to adventure….

Hajime…. As promised, I do have a relatively fresh Pearl ready to go; it’s not quite as fresh as I’d like, but, I did get interrupted right when I had hoped a new poem was about to leak out. At 0430 this morning, the phone rang, never a good thing to hear in the middle of the night. After finding the phone, which had fallen under the bed, I spoke with my son, who, along with his family, had been awakened at 0330 by the authorities in Sonoma county, to evacuate their house due to the danger of nearby wildfires that sprang up last night in several places in Napa and Sonoma counties…. They were not even able to come to my home, as the roads between were closed…..

So, now I’m up, worried somewhat, though I know my son is well able to handle such events & take care of his people; it’s still worrisome to think of them in distress, even if not in danger. So, I’m distracting myself by posting today’s Pearl; what I’ll do after that’s done remains to be seen, but, will probably involve some further worry, though I know it isn’t necessarily a constructive response. Even wise old farts can’t always keep from needless worry when family is involved. I know they’ll be okay; it’s just worrisome….

To keep from becoming either maudlin, or manic, I’ll go ahead & finish this off, get it posted, & then try to figure out how to keep from thinking about it, long enough for them to get settled somewhere for a time, until they can return to normalcy, or as nearly as is possible…. In fact, I’ll do that now, as it gives me something to think about that isn’t too complicated, or close to home…. I’ll see y’all at the closing section; for now, it’d be best if you hang on to the nearest stanchion, or, resume your seats, as our pilot showed up a little tipsy….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves.
Whistle and dance the shimmy, and you’ve got an audience.”

~~ Diogenes ~~

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celtic design

Today’s music is a compilation of a number of epic Celtic music compositions. I’ve included it today for two reasons; first, I’m too distracted to make a search for anything else, & second, I need the soothing elements to provide some relief from the stress of having family in distress, from being evacuated from their homes due to fires raging nearby…. Hopefully, it will relax us all…. Enjoy…..

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Celtic Music

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Comedy_Tragedy

I am up early, not because the poem I’m percolating was ready to come out, but, because I received a phone call at 0430 or so, when my son called to tell me they were being evacuated from their home due to the massive fires threatening Sonoma Valley, where he lives with his family. To sublimate, here is an older poem, with nothing to do with fires, or danger from natural events…. Since I haven’t even picked one yet, you’ll be getting Hobson’s choice….

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Ah Ain’t Sho, but Mebbe So….

Fried eggs got nuthin’ on me
Ah’m not even sure of mah name,
or how Ah come to be;
no idea from where Ah came.

Ah does like a mystery tho’,
puzzlin’ things out so’s Ah knows,
good from bad fo sho,
Ah sho don’t want no rock pillows.

If’n Ah cain’t figure out what’s best,
Ah just falls back on mah Daddy’s words,
seems he knowed just whut’d stand the test,
‘n how to gentle the scaredest birds.

‘Course, he’d lived a good long time,
‘n had lots of stuff go on by;
Went to a war, n’ lost a piece or two,
never once used it fer an alibi.

He tol’ me once Ah’d best learn to learn,
school’s only cool if ya ain’t already a fool.
Yer own good measure you can earn,
by startin’ yer learnin’ with the Golden Rule.

Always seemed to me as Ah growed up,
he mostly only spoke if it wuz true,
‘n by doin’ that clued me to what’s up,
kept me from stuff that’d a made me blue.

Without ever sayin’ the word itself,
Ah learned ’bout honor, ‘n helpin’ others
not some fake stuff from some shelf,
but, knowin’ whut’s right, ‘n that we’re all brothers.

Ah’ve been around long enough now, Ah think
to get around the block at least two times.
I s’pose long as my head don’t shrink
Ah’ll keep on doin’ right, ‘n makin’ these rhymes…..

~~ gigoid ~~

4/6/2013

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Listen….

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“I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you- Nobody- Too?
Then there’s a pair of us?
Don’t tell! they’d advertise-you know!
How dreary-to be- Somebody!
How public-like a Frog-
To tell one’s name-the livelong June-
To an admiring Bog!”

~~ Emily Dickinson ~~

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“It is pleasant to have been to a place the way a river went.”

~~ Henry David Thoreau ~~

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“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare;
it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”

~~ Lucius Anneaus Seneca ~~

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“The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world
is to be in reality what we would appear to be;
all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves
by the practice and experience of them.”

~~ Socrates ~~

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“Men become civilized,
not in proportion to their willingness to believe,
but in their readiness to doubt.”

~~ H. L. Mencken ~~

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“A person never so beautifully shows his own strength,
as when he respects another’s weakness.”

~~Douglas Jerrold ~~ ~~

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“Make no judgements where you have no compassion.”

~~ Anne Mc Caffrey ~~

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“Death is the doorway into a locked room with an open window.
Jump out the window, and take your own chances.”

~~ Tim Robinson ~~

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“This mind intentionally left blank.”

~~ Subtle Bee ~~

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I made it this far, without spilling anything on me, or anyone else…. at least, as far as I can tell. To keep from doing so inadvertently, I’ll close this quickly, without the usual folderol. That, in case you were wondering, looks exactly like this…. See y’all soon….

Y’all take care out there,
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest Carole, Mark,Theresa, & Richy
and everyone else, too…

When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.

Which is Why….

Sometimes I sits and thinks,
and sometimes,
I just sits.

gigoid, the dubious

The *only* duly authorized Computer Curmudgeon.

PLEASE STOP READING THIS MESSAGE NOW.

“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch

dozer3

À bientôt, mon cherí….


		
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8 thoughts on “Overt displays of curmudgeonry….

  1. Morning my friend…..Nate came and went and the damage was very small….but the anticipation made most of us crazy thanx to the damn media…LOL

    Like Celtic music but it reminds me of River Dance and my father had River Dance on his VHS continuously before his death so I pretty much shy away from it now.

    Hope all is well with you these days……chuq

    • Morning…. glad to hear Nate gave y’all a bye…. Out here, we’re being treated to wildfires, as a prelude to autumn….

      I’m doing better, mostly, on a physical level. Cannabis works wonders, it seems…. who knew? Well, everybody did, up until about 100 years ago, but, we don’t talk about that…. Anywho, I’ll try to get by at least once today, even if I can’t bring myself to think about politics for more than five minutes without wanting to go wash up…. You take care, & feel better….

      gigoid

    • If you’re speaking of using cannabis rather than any pain meds prescribed by a doctor, great! If not, I confess to not knowing what I asked; I don’t ask much of my Gentle Readers, beyond tolerance for my eccentricities… but, for the other, it can do you nothing but good… and, I’m very glad….

      Ned

      • Excellent! Congratulations; you’ve made a big step toward health, and a truer freedom than was possible under the previous paradigm….

        A fancy way to say, good on ya, mate….

        gigoid

  2. “Let life happen to you.
    Believe me: life is in the right, always.”

    ~~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~~

    It’s reAlly sad how so many
    People Truly Refuse to Live..
    Just For
    the
    sake
    of
    Words mY friEnd..
    Idol Worship iN
    Covers
    of
    Letters Words
    WitHNoreaLSoULFREELOVE

    “Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves.
    Whistle and dance the shimmy, and you’ve got an audience.”

    ~~ Diogenes ~~

    DancE and SinG And A
    GreaTesT ‘SeCrET’ Do
    iT DrunK SobeR..
    NoW afTer thaT
    AFAIK
    NoW
    YoU WiLL
    Be NameD
    ‘A’ LegenT
    iF YoU Do iT
    iN Red
    State
    TrumP iT
    GabriEL
    BlowS A HorN WaY..
    oR iS ‘iT’ PauLReVeRE..;)

    “I’m Nobody! Who are you?
    Are you- Nobody- Too?
    Then there’s a pair of us?
    Don’t tell! they’d advertise-you know!
    How dreary-to be- Somebody!
    How public-like a Frog-
    To tell one’s name-the livelong June-
    To an admiring Bog!”

    ~~ Emily Dickinson ~~

    i Could oF SworN E SaiD BloG..;)

    “It is pleasant to have been to a place the way a river went.”

    ~~ Henry David Thoreau ~~

    Or Better yET ForGeT And Ocean WHolE..:)

    “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare;
    it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”

    ~~ Lucius Anneaus Seneca ~~

    Basic Problem With a Devolving Human Species
    iN Just One Lifetime of Weakness in Moving Connecting
    And Creating More A price of never unpacking DNA NoW WitH
    Neuroplasticity Remembering the SuperNorms We Are beForE..
    SeNSinG
    FeeLinG
    LiFe For
    A First
    Time ever then NOW MoRE..:)

    “The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world
    is to be in reality what we would appear to be;
    all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves
    by the practice and experience of them.”

    ~~ Socrates ~~

    Coming out of ‘The Cave’ Explore Adapt to Change
    Even Struggle Do More Be More Do More Be NoW..:)

    “Men become civilized,
    not in proportion to their willingness to believe,
    but in their readiness to doubt.”

    ~~ H. L. Mencken ~~

    i Trust my Feet they Balance mY Head No Longer does iT seem so big.. heHe..;)

    “A person never so beautifully shows his own strength,
    as when he respects another’s weakness.”

    ~~Douglas Jerrold ~~ ~~

    Love and Grace Foundation oF Real Man Will and Strength..
    Once aGaiN it’s Good to kNoW Both Superman and Batman
    Wear
    He
    Man
    Panties
    WitH tights heHe..
    oF Course WitH Do Respect..;)

    “Make no judgements where you have no compassion.”

    ~~ Anne Mc Caffrey ~~

    Love Rule ALL

    “Death is the doorway into a locked room with an open window.
    Jump out the window, and take your own chances.”

    ~~ Tim Robinson ~~

    Don’T ForGet LoVE YoU GivE.

    “This mind intentionally left blank.”

    ~~ Subtle Bee ~~

    Don’TFoRgETGivELoVENoW..:)

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