Monthly Archives: October 2011

Nothing Up My Sleeen


Why do people say “Halloween” for “All Hallow’s Eve”?

People don’t say:

– New Year’s Een
Good eenning
– Adam and Een
Een Plumb
– Een of Destruction

… and if they did, it would only be fair to say:

-Bruce Springsteve
-thirteve, fourteve, fifteve, …

It should be one or the other, or both or nother.


note: I think Steen McQueve would still be cool though.


Today #282

Today I decided to take a break from posting for a while. Nothing’s wrong; just a little break is in order.

Please Share My Umbrella


Technically, anywhere a bus stops … is a “bus stop”.


note: if I’m on a moving bus, I consider it  a “bus go“. I don’t need a sign to tell me.

double note: my favourite bus is either the Charlestown Chiefs‘ bus in Slapshot or The Partridge Family one. Do you have a favourite bus? … everyone should.


Today #281

Tomorrow is Gunma Day in this prefecture: it’s a holiday for students and some working people. I asked a 7 year old what tomorrow was: he said it was Gunma’s Birthday. I asked how old Gunma was: he thought about it for a while and answered, “2011 years old, but maybe that’s the whole world.

A Quest


My “quest” involves trying to find the “answ” to something.


note: when I was really little I used “Quest” toothpaste, then our family switched to “Aquafwesh“.

double note: the sequel to “Quest for Fire” will be “Request for Fire“, you heard it hear first.

triple note: a rhetori quest sounds persuasive.


Today #280

Today while doing Halloween activities, I asked kids if they had a skeleton: most answered “no“. 
I asked, “But how do you walk?” (jellyfish impression accompanying question)



You know when you go to a foreign food market and there are a lot of foreign people chatting happily and buying weird stuff?

That was me
; at the new Costco that opened up around here recently.

I always thought Asians, Africans, Europeans, Central/South Americans, and others were just happy shoppers when I lived in Canada.

Go figure.


note: I may have hugged the cheese refrigerator … I’m sure people laughed at me.

double note: some things were really cheap, some things were “must haves” and reasonably priced, and other things not such a good deal.

triple note: as Mr. Pettit  said, “It’s not as cheap as Costco in the U.S.,  … but  this pizza is awesome and super cheap here!

quadruple note: I’m eating ravioli for the first time in 6 years! … love affair renewed. … I may start listening to Neil Diamond music again. … I’m actually  listening to him now, but that’s a secret. It wasn’t the ravioli; he’s just that good.

quintuple note: it appears Mr. Pettit and I have written on the same topic. This has to be a first!


Today #279

Nothing unusual happened  today … which was unusual.



The most difficult thing about dressing up as a jack-o’-lantern for Halloween is probably digging the hole.


note: hopefully the party is at your own place too … and the drinks have straws in them.


Today #278

I’m hosting a bodily function today.

A Few Words Friday: #2


I’m a closet nudist.


note: the other side of the closet is full of birthday suits and streak clothes.

double note: nudists probably call closets and dressers something else.


Today #277

Today I found 245 Hongkong Dollars when I was cleaning out this closet.
I thought “Woo Hoo! I’m a rich man!” … until I checked the exchange rates: $32 CDN, $31.5 US, 2400 JPY.
Woo Hoo! I’m a richer man!


Interpretzel Logic


 a work in progress


note: … or maybe it’s “Aa” work in progress … in a phonics book.


Today #276

Today was like having to explain a joke’s punchline.

Wordless Wednesday: With A Few Characters



note: silent. … like that Christmas song “Silent Note“.


Today #275

Today I discovered some repressed memories: when I came home from work, I found an unflushed toilet. … maybe it was just dismemorabilia.



If I’m half in the sack, I’m usually just sleeping funny
… and not crawling into bed with anyone.


note: where I grew up, a “half-sack” was a “six pack of beer“: twelve beer was a case.
I never made a case out of the half-sack business though. I wasn’t a lawyer .. or Jesus with those loaves … or that annoying character from the Charles Dickens‘ book that does specials on TV about disappearing the Statue of Liberty … or anything.


Today #274

Today I discovered that Today #274 was incorrect, so now it’s correct … except for the first part being incorrect anymore.

I Think Something’s Popped!


A lot of things pop into my head during a day

…  my toothbrush, food, and fingers are the most regular visitors.


note: this popped into my head and out of my mouth like a balloon.


Today #273

Today I’m going to let the chips fall where they may … and have a vacuum cleaner close-by.