Friday, September 30, 2005

It's been a long week

It’s finally Friday, and Freaky Friday at that!

Thanks to Karyn I have TWO reasons to look forward to the end of the work week. I always wonder what body part(s), fetish(es), or intimate act(s) she’ll describe in great detail THIS weekend.

But I do wish she’d drop the habit of using musical references to lead into her Freaky topics, though. Why? Well, now every time I hear CCR sing, “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” it has a whole different meaning to me.

(Just kidding, Karyn!)

I think it’s also time to express my disappointment in the extremely clever and talented T. of Virginia Beach, who promised to at least make an effort to post regularly to her blog. At first I thought she’d follow through. She put up several entertaining pieces, one of which garnered some 11 comments and stirred up a good controversy. But alas, she has fallen back into her old, bad habit of procrastination.

I tried threats. I tried encouragement. Now I guess I’ll see if disappointment will spur her into action.

I’m not particularly sanguine about the prospects of her changing, however. Psychologist Dr. Morris Massey wrote that after the age of about 12 it takes a “significant emotional event” to bring about a change in a person’s core values. Somehow I doubt that my disappointment will qualify as either “significant” or “emotional,” and MAY not even be considered an “event.”

(That’s kinda like the old Army joke about “MREs,” which are “Meals Ready to Eat,” a statement known as “three lies in one short sentence.”)

All of that said, I’m looking forward to a weekend with no travel plans and no approaching hurricane to flee.

This will be the first such weekend for us since we left on vacation on September 1, and today is September 30.

That, plus a Freaky Friday read from Karyn, and maybe, if I get REAL lucky, a blog post from T.

Wow. Life will be good!


Anonymous said...

Ah the old psychology of the power of suggestion! Perhaps a more subtle use of Monty Pythonian hints would suffice: "Wink, wink. Nudge,nudge. Know what I mean? Know what I mean?
..Good ol' CCR - their lyrics and titles are always good to use. You were right, of course about the CCR answer on my quiz. I had it right in the text- but wrong in the answers. (Blush)

the many Bs said...

Well, your suggestion worked with me! I posted on my neglected blog. Now I just need to get through the blogroll. By the way, there is a happy ending to the dog in the sink story on my blog. That's what I just posted. :-)

Karyn Lyndon said...

Fortunately, I wrote this week's Freaky Friday before I read that you'd linked me on the first line of your post (thank you very much btw), otherwise the pressure might have been too much!

Also, were they acid, chartreuse, olive, forest, sage and seafoam? Save your jealousy for if (when?) I get "The Call" This was just a contest.

Oh, and you realize from now on I will go out of my way to make FF lead-ins musical refs.

T. said...

Dear Duke,

I am sorry to disappoint you, but Amy and I have been working 12-17 hour days for two weeks trying to secure the future of our company. I barely have time to sleep, much less post on my blog...and I have a 2 more weeks of even longer days ahead.

My writing talents are being put to use; however, in the most horrific manner. There's no room for humor in a governemnt contract proposal. Consequently, I cry a lot.

Your taunts do work, and I appreciate the encouragement. I PROMISE after October 14th, my blog will be more steady. However, I do think it's unfair to state that I have fallen back into my old habit of procrastination. In September I posted 5 entries. No, it's not daily, but it's a step in the right direction. If I was better at math, I could even give you some percentage that would clearly show it's a dramatic improvement and should be noted. Let's just suffice it to say that I'm trying. Keep the faith.

Duke_of_Earle said...


My humble apologies. When I wrote that post I had no idea you and Amy were still struggling with that government contract mess. I thought you would have whipped that out a week ago.

Your priorities are definitely in order. I will withdraw the expression of disappointment and withhold any taunts until a few days after the contract is completed and sent off.

Then you'll have no excuse!

Meanwhile, do well on the contract proposal! Your and Amy's financial futures may depend on it.