March 17th, 2008

“May your pockets be heavy

Your heart be light

And may good luck pursue you

Each morning and night .”

~Irish Blessing

*****
Mick and Paddy were walking home after a night on the beer when a severed head rolled along the ground.
Mick picked it up to his face and said to Paddy “Jez, that look like Sean” to which Paddy replied “No Sean was taller than that”
*****

The Doctor was puzzled “I’m very sorry but I can’t diagnose your trouble, Mahoney. I think it must be drink. ”
“Don’t worry about it Dr. Kelley, I’ll come back when you’re sober.”

*****
As soon as she had finished parochial school, a bright young girl named Lena shook the dust of Ireland off her shoes and made her way to New York where before long, she became a successful performer in show business.

Eventually she returned to her home town for a visit and on a Saturday night went to confession in the church which she had always attended as a child. In the confessional Father Sullivan recognized her and began asking her about her work. She explained that she was an acrobatic dancer, and he wanted to know what that meant.

She said she would be happy to show him the kind of thing she did on stage.

She stepped out of the confessional and within sight of Father Sullivan, she went into a series of cartwheels, leaping splits, handsprings and backflips. Kneeling near the confessional, waiting their turn, were two middle-aged ladies. They witnessed Lena’s acrobatics with wide eyes, and one said to the other:

“Will you just look at the penance Father Sullivan is givin’ out this night, and me without me bloomers on!”
*****

McQuillan walked into a bar and ordered martini after martini, each time removing the olives and placing them in a jar. When the jar was filled with olives and all the drinks consumed, he started to leave.

“S’cuse me,” said a customer, who was puzzled over what McQuillan had done. “What was that all about?”

“Nothing,” he replied, “my wife just sent me out for a jar of olives.”
*****

Two Irishmen, Patrick & Michael, were adrift in a lifeboat following a dramatic escape from a burning freighter. While rummaging through the boat’s provisions, Patrick stumbled across an old lamp. Secretly hoping that a genie would appear, he rubbed the lamp vigorously To the amazement of Patrick, a genie came forth. This particular genie, however, stated that he could only deliver one wish, not the standard three. Without giving much thought to the matter, Patrick blurted out, “Make the entire ocean into Guinness Beer!” The genie clapped his hands with a deafening crash, and immediately the entire sea turned into the finest brew ever sampled by mortals. Simultaneously, the genie vanished. Only the gentle lapping of Guinness on the hull broke the stillness as the two men considered their circumstances. Michael looked disgustedly at Patrick whose wish had been granted. After a long, tension-filled moment, he spoke: “Nice going Patrick! Now we’re going to have to pee in the boat!
*****

~Sandy

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March 12th, 2008

“In dreams begins responsibility. “

~William Butler Yeats

Your fairy is called Feather Goblinglimmer
She is a bringer of riches and wealth.
She lives in high places where the clouds meet the earth.
She is only seen when the sun sets on the day of a completed harvest.
She wears pale blue like the sky. She has gentle green wings like a butterfly.

I have been doing a lot of research on my YA Fantasy (hey, note that the word meter is moooving…!) on faerie tales and came across the above site. I kept putting in everyone’s name I could think of and was laughing at the different names/descriptions it kept coming up with. If I can’t have fun doing something, then I am just plain not doing it! I really like that it says I am a ‘bringer of riches and wealth’. The only thing it doesn’t specify is to who (whom?) I bring them to.

Might just be a good thing to stay on my good side. :wink:

Try the generator yourself and see what you come up with. Might make you smile.

I have been hard at work on my WIP. ( That stands for Work In Progress for you non writers.) I am not quite at my word count yet for this week, but will get there. I have also done tons of research and plotting and I am very excited about the story. And I am excited that I am excited. It was a long, dry, non-productive, un-creative year last year.

Did I mention we got snow last week? Some friends from up North were laughing at the way us Southerns go wild over a little snow. That’s okay, we don’t mind. We don’t listen either. :rotfl:

Gaw! I crack myself up. Today, I am in such a good mood. But it is early and that could change.

Have a good Wednesday!

~Sandy

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March 4th, 2008

“The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms; the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

~Teddy Roosevelt

…I still love that song by Dusty Springfield. And this quote by Teddy Roosevelt. Wow!

For some reason, it always gives me inspiration.

Inspiration in the form of ‘if you want something bad enough, it is not going to happen unless you put heart and soul, and blood, sweat, and tears into it’. Wanting it, wishing for it and doing it are different things.

And, folks, the question truly is ‘how bad do I want it?’

I have made it my goal to write every day. I want to have 50,000 words written by September 1. And, yes, I mean September 2008.

Only 2000 words per week.

I have friends that write that in a day. Yet, they assure me they had to work hard to get to that point. I will just have to work hard also.

Stay tuned. And don’t accept any excuses.

Went to see Fool’s Gold awhile back and loved it! But, I am an adventurer and romantic at heart. Just as long as my adventure takes me back home to my bed and my bathroom by the end of the day, LOL! And the romanticism doesn’t get lost in the day to day problems of life. Like writing, you have to work hard for it.

Also saw Vantage Point and all I can say is ‘Groundhog Day!’ When you see it, you will understand and get the joke.

Last night we had snow, sleet, tornado warnings, and cold. Today is balmy, sunny, and beautiful. That’s Texas for ya.

~Sandy

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