And

the month
of August
is now in
the home
stretch
and life
goes on

In A Conumdrum

mug of coffee to my left

open laptop in front of me

a new book that was started this morning sits to the right of me

now what the hell shall I do

flip a coin

rock paper scissors

put a blindfold on and pick one

spin the bottle

good luck

A Pondering Moment

When you say
something,
you own it.

If you regret(ted)
saying it, you
still own it.

So, you will
feel like an ass,
and wished that
you bit your
tongue.

It’s too late.

The damage is
already done.

Don @ A Pondering Mind

He Said/She Said Thursday Morning Edition

He: Good morning dear.
She: What’s so good about it.
He: Silently thinking that the shit is
about to hit the fan, Now what did I do,
or didn’t do?
She: I couldn’t sleep because of your damn
snoring!
He: I don’t snore.
She: What do you mean you don’t snore. You
sound like a bull on steroids. You really do.
He: How could I be snoring, now that I am
talking to you.
She: Of course your not snoring now, its when
your sound asleep.
He: I really don’t snore.
She: You know, you can be an absolute asshole.
He: Wow!
She: Tonight, you can sleep on the couch, and leave
the television off, so I won’t have to listen to it
and your damn snoring!

Lao Tzu

Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become action.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

Lao Tzu

He Said/She Said Friday Night Edition

He: It’s been a long day.
She: Why do you say that?
He: Well, I was busy.
She: Busy? Really?
He: Yes, busy.
She: Sitting on your ass all day, signifies that
you was busy?
He: While I was as you say, “sitting on my ass,”
I was doing stuff, like doing crosswords, reading,
blogging, and above all, taking coffee breaks.
She: Coffee breaks? Your drinking coffee all damn
day! And you call it coffee breaks. You’ve got some
balls saying that.
He: Since I’m retired, I still call them coffee breaks.
She: Your a real piece of work. Being retired has really
changed you.
He: How have I changed?
She: You hardly ever go out, I have to beg you to do
several things like take out the trash, vacuum, and a couple
of easy tasks to do.
He: You knew I’m retired, so I thought I would take it easy,
live the life of Riley.
She: Wow! You’ve got it all figured out.
He: Yes I do, and that’s not going to change.
She: We’ll see about that.

Reading

Laying on the couch
Spending time going
Through the email
Reading the notifications
Of the people I follow
While the TV is watching me
What a charming life I live

Predicament

My mind is like
a slow simmering
stew.

The words I want
to add to it,
seem to be at
a complete loss.

Un

Attune
Attuned
Aunt
Blunt
Brunt
Bunk
Bunked
Bunt
Bunted
Bunting
Daunt
Daunted
Daunting
Drunk
Drunkard
Dunk
Flaunt
Flaunted
Flunk
Fount
Fountain
Funk
Gunk
Hunk
June
Junk
Junket
Junta
Plunk
Prune
Pun
Punk
Punky
Punster
Punt
Punted
Punting
Run
Rune
Runner
Running
Shun
Shunned
Shrunk
Skunk
Slunk
Spunk
Stunk
Thunk
Trunk
Tun
Tune
Tuner
Tuning

A Pondering Mind

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28 Words Of Ill

Bill
Chill
Dill
Downhill
Drill
Fill
Frill
Gill
Grill
Hill
Ill
Jill
Kill
Krill
Mill
Pill
Quill
Rill
Rill
Shill
Sill
Skill
Spill
Still
Swill
Till
Trill
Uphill
Will

Just something I felt like doing; like killing time, passing the time, etc.

A Pondering Mind

Destiny

Your beliefs become your thoughts.
Your thoughts become your words.
Your words become your actions.
Your actions become your habits.
Your habits become your values.
Your values become your destiny.

Mahatma Gandhi

Growing Older

I hope this poem has the same effect on

you as it did for me – then my forwarding

it will be worth the effort. Walk with me

by the water – worth the read…

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Shit… I forgot the words.

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The above was found in the email inbox.

Words That Should Be Words

Words that Really Ought to Exist

Abracadabbler: an amateur magician.

Carbage: the trash found in your automobile.

Faddict: someone who has to try every new trend that comes along.

Hackchoo: when you sneeze and cough at the same time.

Iceburg: an uppity, snobbish neighborhood.

Jobsolete: a position within a company that no longer exists.

Mandals: sandals for men.

Nagivator: someone who constantly assists with driving directions in

an overly critical manner.

Qcumbersome: a salad that contains too many cucumbers.

Sanktuary: a graveyard for ships.

Testimoney: fees paid to expert witnesses.

Unbrella: an umbrella that the wind has turned inside-out.

Xerocks: two identical pieces of sYawnese: the language of someone trying to speak while yawning.

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The above was found in the email inbox…

The Good Word

Another conversation between he and she.

She: Good morning.
He: Good morning, or is it a good morning.
She: I see your not in a good mood.
He: Me?
She: Yes, you.
He: Do you really want to know why I’m not in a good mood?
She: Please tell.
He: Well … I slept like shit.
She: Shit is not a good thing.
He: You got that right.
She: Since you slept as you say, like shit then that is not a good thing.
He: Correct.
She: So how I can help you to make this a good morning?
He: First off, I need a good, strong mug of black coffee.
She: That’s a good thing for you.
He: Coffee is good, and good for the soul too.
She: I’ll stick with a good cup of tea.
He: Tea is good, but I’m not a morning tea drinker.
She: I know that.
He: Good that we agree on that.
She: How’s the coffee?
He: As good as it gets.
She: Good.
He: Now that the coffee is working, it looks like it’s going to be good day.
She: I love it when you have a good day, and a good evening too.
He: A good day, makes everything right with the world.
She: I hope tonight you get a good night’s sleep.
He: I’m planning on it.
She: Good of you to say that.
He: It’s all good.

Quote

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape
of things, a poet in words, a musician in sounds.

— Henry Moore

Brainy Quote

Conversation

A conversation is so much more than words: a conversation is eyes, smiles, the silences between the words. — Annika Thor

Favorite Words

These fit so well they should be in a dictionary.

ADULT
A person who has stopped growing at both ends

And is now growing in the middle.

BEAUTY PARLOR
A place where women curl up and dye.


COMMITTEE
A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.

DUST
Mud with the juice squeezed out.

EGOTIST
Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation.

HANDKERCHIEF
Cold Storage.

INFLATION
Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.

MOSQUITO
An insect that makes you like flies better.

RAISIN
A grape with a sunburn.

SECRET

Something you tell to one person at a time.

SKELETON
A bunch of bones with the person scraped off.

TOOTHACHE
The pain that drives you to extraction.

TOMORROW
One of the greatest labor saving devices of today.

YAWN
An honest opinion openly expressed.

And MY Personal Favorite!!

WRINKLES
Something other people have,
Similar to my character lines.

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