Sunday, January 12, 2014

Passing Moods

La Jumment, off the coast of Brittany, photograph by Jean Guichard
Courtesy Tess Kinkaid, MagpieTales

 I stand tall
Against all 
You throw at me

You can taunt
Hit me
With powerful lashes

I will stand
Long after
You are calm again

I know well
Like elements
Can quickly change

Barbara M Lake  ©
Trinidad WI
January 2014

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Goodbye 2013

2013 has not been a good year for me as far as blogging is concerned.  I am not sure what happened but I lapsed badly apart from the odd post and a few magpies. In fact I am quite shocked to see that I only wrote thirty seven posts.

I was never able to write about my departure from my last job and although happily settled in my new positions,  it still raises its ugly head because I work within the same organization but in a different department.  I avoid my ex boss to the point of rudeness but I am okay with that.

I am going to make a concerted effort in 2014 to write more and because of the present state of Trinidad and Tobago will be much more vocal on  Up Front and Serious, my second page.

I raise my glass to all of you and your loved ones as we go into 2014 with hopes for a kinder world. Thank you all  for your friendship and the love shown to me here and on my other sites.  May many blessings be yours. 

In the meantime, a friendly reply to all those who gave me great advice during 2013.  Very much appreciated!

As 2013 has closed, I would like to send my heartfelt appreciation out to all of you who have once again taken the time and trouble to mail me "forwards" over the past 12 months. Thank you for making me feel safe, secure, blessed, and wealthy.
Extra thanks to whoever sent me the one about rat poop in the glue on envelopes 'cause I now have to go get a wet towel every time I need to seal an envelope. Also, I scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

Because of your concern I no longer drink Coca Cola as it can remove toilet stains. I no longer drink Pepsi or Dr Pepper since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put "Under God" on their cans.

I no longer use Saran wrap in the microwave because it causes cancer.

I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

I no longer go to shopping malls because someone might drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.
I no longer receive packages from nor send packages by UPS or FedEx since they are actually Al Qaeda in disguise.

I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore, and Uzbekistan.

I no longer eat KFC because their "chickens" are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes or feathers.

I no longer have any sneakers -- but that will change once I receive my free replacement pair from Nike.

I no longer have to buy expensive cookies from Neiman Marcus since I now have their recipe.

I no longer check the coin return on pay phones because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS.
I no longer worry about my soul because at last count I have 363,214 angels looking out for me.

Thanks to you, I have learned that God only answers my prayers if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl who is about to die in the hospital (for the 1,387,258th time)
I no longer have any money at all - but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special email program.

Yes, I want to thank you so much for looking out for me that I will now return the favor!

If you do not share this, preferably in an e mail, with at least 144,000 people as soon as you have read it, a large pigeon with a wicked case of diarrhea will land on your head at 5.00 pm tomorrow afternoon (no matter which time zone you are in!).  I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbour's ex mother in law's second husband's cousin's beautician.

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