Tag Archives: Weird

England’s Halloween…

“Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot!” From the traditional English folk verse, c1870. http://www.francisfrith.com/us/blog/bonfire-night https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashby_St_Ledgers Advertisements

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Cutting Remarks at a Tea Party?

(or, Syntax is Everything) “Your hair wants cutting,” said the Hatter. He had been looking at Alice for some time with great curiosity, and this was his first speech. “You should learn not to make personal remarks,” Alice said with … Continue reading

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Don’t You Know You’re Going to Shock the Monkey ?

As much as I like to keep a hopeful and optimistic attitude when I begin a new year, this one has me a bit concerned. If I look to follow Chinese New Year traditions and lore, this could be a … Continue reading

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Tasty Toast Tricks

If you like toast as much as I do you’ll have fun with these recipes because they’re easy, really good and save a lot of cooking time. Plain toast with regular butter usually does it for me. Sometimes, though, even … Continue reading

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Mr. Grinch for Christmas ?

Sing along, anyone ? – The Castle Lady http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwHqhTr2URI You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel. You’re as cuddly as a cactus, You’re as charming as an eel. Mr. Gr-inch. You’re a bad banana With a … Continue reading

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2014 in a nutshell…according to WordPress !

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog and sent it to me. The interesting part is that much of what they came up with I had already noticed. One instance is that Have a … Continue reading

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The Haunted Palace

( poetic excerpt from Edgar Allan Poe’s story The Fall of the House of Usher) In the greenest of our valleys, By good angels tenanted, Once a fair and stately palace- Radiant palace-reared its head. In the monarch Thought’s dominion- … Continue reading

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Earth: The Undefended Fortress

Imagine this…. The earth started out as a round land mass with one very large continent. The ocean surrounded the continent like a moat. Comets are like siege missiles hurled by an unknown enemy. Over the centuries comets and the … Continue reading

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Every Dog Has His Day

Timmy, the hotel concierge at Hotel Monaco in Portland can attest to that ! Whatever you do- just do it ! The Castle Lady

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Le Dilemme: Porté Manquant

 Pouvez-vous donne moi portance ? Mon village a telephonée. Ils dit nous idiot a disparu ! translation: Can you give me a lift ? My village called. Our idiot is missing!

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