Hai-Kuul? Love? Come On!

Hai-Kuul Christmas Gift

Dave and I have a very practical method of exchanging gifts. We essentially each use the other’s Amazon.ca wishlist to figure out what the person is looking for. We also will also possibly get something extra that may not be on the list.

This past Christmas, I got Dave a DVD off of his wish list and then bought him another one that wasn’t listed, but that I thought he would like.

Dave got me two movies off of my wish list, and then sent me this:

Check it out, yo.
Click to enlarge…

That’s right.

It’s a set of magnetic poetry words specifically for Haiku.

How freakin’ cool is that?*

Dave‘s idea** was for me to do haiku on my refrigerator and then take photos and post the photos of the haiku on my site. The problem with this is that I don’t have a digital camera.

At one point, I thought about using a cookie sheet and then taking a still picture using my webcam. The problem with that idea is that a lot of the requests that come in are too specific to be covered by words found in this magnetic poetry set.

I will try to post a few though.

What is Love?

I was on missbhavens recently. I noticed an article that posed a question about whether love was like a Tribble or a leather jacket. She offered a poll at the end of the article so the reader could voice their own opinion.

Being the rebels that they are, the folks leaving comments offered up their own ideas.

Of course, I needed to list my own idea also, and came up with this…

Love, to me, would be a hammock. It’s holds you up, and wraps around you, and if you mess around too much on the side, you fall out and break your face.

I thought this was funny.

Maybe it’s just me.

Come On!

Of course after I wrote this I mentioned it to Dave

Jorge: Man, I am a genius.
Dave: How so?
J: I came up with a wicked definition for love. [Jorge reads Dave his new definition.]
D: [Laughs a little.]
J: So? What do you think? Do you think it’s funny, or what?
D: I think it’s funny that you proclaim your own genius.
J: Someone has to. But the love thing…It’s good right?
D: [Silence.]
J: Come on!
D: [Silence.]
J: Come onnnnn!
D: Just because you say that, doesn’t make it funnier.
J: Really?
D: No.
J: Come onnnnn!

At this point we started discussing how funny it would be if world leaders used come onnnnn! to resolve conflicts…

[George W. Bush and Osama Bin Laden are on the phone, having a discussion.]
GWB: Osama, ya gotta stop promotin’ terrorism!
OBL: No, infidel. You shall all rot in hell!
GWB: Please?
OBL: No.
GWB: Come on!
OBL: No.
GWB: Come onnnnn!
OBL: Oh…What the heck? Okay!


* – Add that to the fact that my lovely wife bought me a Nintendo Gamecube, and you have yourself a pretty sweet Christmas.
** – Actually, it was Beth and Sarah who found the Haiku set first. Dave was an almost innocent bystander.

18 Responses

  1. Haiku poetry is flippin’ brilliant, man. Thanks for sharing that.

    One word frees us
    Of all the weigh and pain in life,
    That word is Love

    Thanks for sharing.. I hope you have an excellent day!


    “Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.”
    Don Miguel Ruiz

  2. I’m pretty sure that Dave has never spoken truer words.

  3. I LOVE the defenition you made!

    I think it is perfect!

    especially the part about messing around on the sides! LOL!!

    have a great one

    c u round!

  4. Unfortunately, I don’t have to think too hard to imagine Bush saying “come on.”

    That hai-ku magnetic poetry is pretty cool. Now, though, I’m going to have to revise my Amazon.com wishlist because I use it as a place to keep books that I’d like to read, but not necessarily own. They are more like suggestions for me than for anyone else. Hmmm….

  5. Love is knowing that my feet reek and yet my beloved will still crawl into bed with me

  6. I think that’s a lovely view of love, Jorge. Almost as good as my peanut butter and jelly description from a while back.

    We’re both geniuses, you see.

    P.S. – I’m currently looking into a job at Nintendo. Wouldn’t that be awesome?!

  7. You would be my hero.

    It’s peanut butter jelly time!
    Peanut butter jelly time!
    It’s peanut butter jelly time!
    Peanut butter jelly time!

  8. I think OliviaandWhitneysmommy just out-haikued you. I smell a feud!

  9. That’s a pretty sweet Christmas gift. I too am lacking in the digital camera department… however that may be a good thing because who knows what kind of nonsense I’d be posting then (a lot of pictoral nonsense).

  10. I think the hammock analogy is the best!

    (somehow can you work in the fact that love/hammock leaves little weird checkerboard patterns indented into one’s flesh for hours?)

    That magnet haiku is sweet action!

  11. Dave is so insane
    Smelling feuds everywhere
    Lousy feud smeller


  12. Hey Jorge….I loved your analogy….thanks for making me smile when I really needed it….Tisha

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  14. If you ever get around to watching “Arrested Development”, you will find brilliant usage of the phrase “Come on!”

    Do it.

  15. I was with Dave and Sarah in Ottawa when that magnetic Haiku poetry kit was purchased! I can’t remember who saw it first, but as soon as each of us saw it we said, “Jorge!!”

  16. I don’t know whether to be flattered or insulted that a small red box reminds you of me.

  17. oh man! i laughed out loud when i read this… i can relate to your argument. do you realise how many times i’ve used that argument, only to fail?! well… i propose that if you use the “COME ON!” argument, you can’t say no and/or question it. honestly… COME ON! see… how can you say no?! hm…

  18. I knew that when you said you didn’t have a digi-cam, that someday it was gonna come back and bite you right in the bottom….. your blog (and associated haiku) is going to drag you clicking and screaming into the digital world 😉

    I can’t wait!!!!!



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