Monday, October 08, 2007

Timing is Everything

Ok, keeping to my theme of time still I was recently thinking about timing. It's an interesting aspect of time because while I might have all this new free time but I cannot change some things about timing.

Timing is pretty obvious in some cases. Don't be late on your taxes, don't be early to your own funeral. Basic stuff here.

Then again, watch how I take this simple stupid poem I wrote and manipulate the timing of it:

There once was a man named Rick
He was 5’3” and had a small


He’d whittle away designing a bead
Then he’d take a small break and smoke him some

salmon he’d fancied.

But after awhile it was uncomfortable to sit
So he went in the bathroom to take a

bath for a bit.

He was thinking about a friend a bit out of luck
But deep down he really didn’t give a

lot of thought about loaning him a buck

Ok, go ahead, admit it. You had some OTHER endings to each verse of this little poem, didn't you. Had I not manipulated the timing and spacing that probably wouldn't have been the case.

And speaking of timing, you may now resume to your usual loathsome Monday routine....


Unknown said...

Not really. I mean what else would one smoke if not salmon?

Mother Theresa said...

Okay, you caught us with our minds in the gutter, but where else would they be on a Monday, or any other day for that matter? This reminds me of that song of Hello Operator. You know:

Miss Suzy had a steamboat
The steamboat had a bell
Miss Suzy went to heaven
The steamboat went to-
Hello operator
Give me number nine
If you disconnect me
I'll kick your big be-
'Hind the 'frigerator
There was a piece of glass
Miss Suzy fell upon it
And cut her big old-
Ask me no more questions
Tell me no more lies

-and I can't remember the rest.

Ed said...

kan - I never smoked salmon, I only puffed but didn't inhale

theresa - Monday is "gutter" day? I like it!

Kurt said...

How does this honor Columbus?

Ed said...

kurt - My point exactly...timing is everything. Columbus wasn't the first to "discover" America, he just timed it right to get written into the history books as "they guy". Plus, he has a city in Ohio named after him. I'm working on an Island in Micronesia to be named after me...

Gnomeself Be True said...

Nothing worse than a clean limerick.

I demand smut!

Ed said...

iamnot - Sorry, smut was covered in my last post...

Uncivil said...

Couldn't come up with anything on my own. so I googled a joke
Two lawyers are in a bank, when, suddenly, armed robbers burst in, waving guns and yelling for everyone to freeze.

While several of the robbers take the money from the tellers, others line the customers, including the lawyers, up against a wall, and proceed to take their wallets, watches, and other valuables.

While this is going on, one of the lawyers jams something into the other lawyer's hand. Without looking down, the second lawyer whispers, "What is this?"

The first lawyer replies, "it's the $100 I owe you."

Ed said...

uncivil - Yeah, leave it to the lawyers to figure out that timing!

Jenny said...

Yeah, you suckered me.


Serena said...

I've heard about people who smoke salmon. They claim they don't inhale, but I have my doubts.:-)

Ed said...

ab - Nah Nah, made you think

sj - There is no proof! But the bones are great for flossing.

Mother Theresa said...

Monday is the best day for gutter day, since everyone is bored going back to work, school, etc...What a better time to let your mind wander.