Amusing Neighbour’s Moepants Are Sinking

Amusing Devices

Today, as I was talking to Dave, my mind slipped and a literary device that I

was about to use took advantage of the distraction and ran out my ear.

I was describing someone as being an exceptionally nice person. Someone sweet, who cares a lot about their loved ones. I was going to say something along the lines of that person is sweet as pie. Instead it came out as that person is all smiles and pancakes.

I have many flaws, but at least they are entertaining ones.



Dave & Jorge Dialogue – The Neighbour

One day, after a 10K Race, a bunch of us were sitting in a pub. I was talking about how his downstairs neighbours at one of the places he lived at were getting on his nerves.

After subtle (and not so subtle) attempts to curb this behaviour, I was going to resort to some more insidious methods.

One of the things I was thinking of was to get some spoonfuls of peanut butter and roll them in sesame seeds and then stick them around my neighbour’s place to attract pigeons and other vermin…



Jorge: Man, it’s so annoying.
Nat: What are you going to do about it?
Jorge: Well, obviously I’ll have to employ more direct and annoying ways to deal with the problem.
Nat: Really?
Jorge: I can’t wait to get my hands on some peanut butter and sesame seeds!
Dave: So you can go like this? [Pretends to shove peanut butter and sesame seeds in his mouth with one hand, shaking his other fist in the air, and making vengeful muttering noises that sounded suspiciously like Why you stupid neighbour, I’ll show you… but with a mouthful of peanut butter!]
[Everyone laughs.]
Jorge: Er.. Not quite like that.



Woepants is Moepants

One of Dave‘s new furry children is not feeling too well.

Please pray for his little guy (if you believe in the power of prayer). If you don’t pray, send positive thoughts to him. If you don’t even believe in that, just send me $20, and I’ll drive to Ottawa and give Dave a hug.



New Orleans is Sinking…

I’m sure this line has been used a million times this week.

I’ve been following some of the news and checking out a lot of the photo galleries that are available.

The level of destruction is incredible, but not really unfathomable, given the power of nature.

What I find unbelievable is the way people are acting.

I wonder if there would be looting and such up here in a crisis where people are dying all around.

I know that during some political protests things can get hot. However, as far as I can recall, natural disasters like the ice storm, the blackout and the recent crazy flood have brought out the best in people.

What do you think about this?

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16 Responses

  1. all smiles and pancakes, wow! you totally described me!!

  2. When they have NO cleaned up, I think we should all go there & visit. No, it won’t be the same, but we can all be part of a new history of the city. Besides, they’ll need the tourist dollars.

  3. You, Ian, and me.
    (And Dave)
    (And Kris)
    (And Jamie)
    (And Scovix)
    Man, we could be like the Justice League of bloggers. Spreading bloggy cheer wherever we go!

  4. Further to Jorge’s info on Moepants: he’s not so sick that he won’t play or lie or your head as you sleep, but he’s not well enough to stop leaving runny dumps all over the apartment. He’ll live, is what I’m saying.

  5. Ah. I have invented a new descriptor for Dave’s Writing… “Pooish Elegance”

  6. lol That question made me laugh but here’s my answer… It’s copied in my blog as well 🙂 Jorge – where did you come up with that question? lol Okay, I thought about this for a while, and even conferred with my builder (Mac). I came up with a few ideas but nixed them all for one reason or another. My first idea – an state-of-the-art igloo made out of mashed potato Second idea – pretzel stick log cabin with marshmallow insulation Third idea – tree house in an apple tree (an apple is food so don’t say it doesn’t count lol) Then I decided if I had to live there then I might as well enjoy it and stuck with a good old fashioned Gingerbread house covered in candy lol A girl can dream 🙂

  7. Is it bad that i dont like syrup on my pancakes? what kinda weirdo am i:)

  8. Re: your comment on the new job – I would make a great professional leg-judger! And I can’t think of anything I would like more than to have my hands on men (and all their parts) all day. Although, do you think I would get tired of it at some point? No, definitely not. 😉 The looting of STUFF makes me sick. I can understand the people that are stealing food and the like, to provide for their families, but the people that are stealing TVs and fishing poles and stereos – that’s absolutely ridiculous. Plus, what the hell are they going to do with them for the months it’s going to take to get everything running again? These people are stupid. (Not that you didn’t already know that.) @Dave – Hahahahahaha!! I think he’ll live.

  9. You know, they have pulled that Hip song from the air for being insensitive right now…glad you’re not bothered by human decency. 🙂

  10. Dave made me do it.

  11. Em todos os dias de sua vida… Não fale da paz – Pratique !!! Não fale da música – Escute !!! Não fale da flor – Plante !!! Não fale do carinho – Dê !!! Não fale de Deus – Creia !!! Não fale da fé – Tenha !!! Não fale da alegria – Espalhe !!! Não fale da vida – Viva !!! Não fale do amor – Ame !!! Não fale de você – Seja!!! BJS MIL… LOLY

  12. Obrigado escrevendo sua mensagem. Eu respeito sua opinião, mas eu não acredito inteiramente em o que você escreve. Por favor não escreva demasiada disto aqui, especial se você não está indo ler o que eu escrevo.

  13. Being American..and living not too far from New Orleans..I am shocked and appalled at the behavior taking place down there..I mean who steps over a dead body to steal a tv?? It’s sick!!! Another thing that is making me mad is the press so desperate for ratings that they will show dead people lying in the streets..it’s disgusting!!! Just like when they were showing people jumping out of the Twin Towers on Sept. 11th..put the flippin camera down and offer some freakin help for christ’s sake!! Good lord, what is this world coming to when ratings and greed are more important than compassion and helping those in dire need? God help us all!!

  14. The mess in New Orleans just terrifies me. Having been there I recognize much of the landmarks and just to think that they’ll no longer be the same is shocking. Leslie’s old street, with all the friendly people and their cute pets and all the outside cats that we knew by name – all gone. Just devastating. I’m sending good vibes in Dave’s direction, with peanut butter and sesame seeds in my mouth, to boot.

  15. i think the whole new orleans situation is absolutely heartbreaking… i was there with a friend in january (it was one of my favorite destinations in the world!), and i can’t believe the images i’m seeing (the huge pond with highways sticking out of it– that used to be a city)… the sick behavior of the people… it is just devastating and that once-beautiful city will never, ever be the same…

  16. The shame is that while I’ve always wanted to go, I never got around to it. 😦

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