Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Et tu Brute!



I just found out it's National Limerick Day when I popped in to visit messymimi's meanderings. Don't everyone jump up and down at once. The noise can be absolutely deafening, so please try to restrain yourselves and hide your excitement! It's not healthy to get so bubbly over the thought of limericks...that is, unless your name is Mildred Ratched. Truthfully, I've always been a little bit weird (and nobody needs to leave any smartass comments regarding my weirdness. I'm trying to figure out how to hook up my electric cattle prod to the comment section so keep that in mind.) 

In my younger years, I used to write limericks.  I remember as far back as when I was in junior high school I would sit in class and doodle and write and write and doodle. I guess I'd do most anything, but what I was supposed to be doing. Oh yes, I was what every student aspired to be...inattentive and tuned out completely!  I don't remember any limericks right off the top of my head because I'm old and crotchety now, but I do remember one was about Julius Caesar.  I think that must been inspired because we were made to read Julius Caesar in 8th grade. I'm sure whatever I wrote must have been a masterpiece!



MILDRED WAS A NURSE WITH A GENUINE SMILE
IT WAS RUMORED HER TOUCH WAS QUITE HEALING
ALTHOUGH THE DOCS WERE APPEALING,
NONE SENT HER SQUEALING,
UNFORTUNATELY, RETIREMENT IS NOT FOR AWHILE.

16 comments:

  1. I don't think you are weird; you are just being your authentic self.

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  2. Who doesn't love limericks? Especially the off-colour ones!

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  3. There once was a girl from Nantucket...

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  4. Smiling here.
    I am always grateful to have found a tribe of weirdos to belong to.
    The only limerick I can remember is obscene.
    And as a PS some of my doctors DO get me squealing - and heading away from them as fast as I can.

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  5. My favorite was about the young man from Leeds who swallowed a packet of seeds.

    First read it in David Niven's book The Moon is a Balloon.
    It is NOT weird to enjoy things that make you laugh unless seeing people fall down a flight of stairs or off the side of a tall building pushes your humor button.

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    1. And what happened to that young man from Leeds? Did the seeds sprout? What kind of seeds were they? Did he use fertilizer? lol

      I never laugh at anyone's misgivings or pain...unless it's a friend. You know friends can be really klutzy at times and it's extremely difficult not to laugh :)

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  6. Not weird, unique. It's fun to write limericks, i have done a couple (silly ones, of course).

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  7. I play around with parodies of songs. I heard there was a revival of sea shanties. I lived in Limerick Ireland for a summer once. Compared to other Irish towns it was a bit dull.

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    1. I bet your parodies are great! And that's a shame about Limerick... So what's a happening place in Ireland?

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    2. For the younger crowd and nightlife there an area called Temple Bar in Dublin.

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