Monday, December 15, 2008


Having had a LONG trip, it is only natural that, upon my return, I ought succumb to the pestilence which had befallen the rest of my family.

There, now you're up to speed.



P.S. From the "Stories We're Working On Dept.":

In the spirit of an examination of conscience, I'm trying to scratch out a post on all the biggish -- if I also include the smallish ones it'd take forever -- things I have done about which I am not especially pleased with/proud of myself. You ought not be even slightly surprised many of these involve young ladies.

Posted by Joke at 1:11 PM


  • Blogger MsCellania posted at 2:02 PM, December 15, 2008  
    Oh lordy; I smell a cotillion or two in the works.
    Us? We are still working on proper cutting skills at the dinner table.
    Make that proper SITTING skills at the dinner table. Youngest has the ants in his pants.
    Merry Christmas, Joe, to you and yours!
  • Blogger Joke posted at 3:22 PM, December 15, 2008  
    For the record, those things about which I am not at all proud do not involve my being evil.

    Calculating, yes. Evil, no.

    The equivalent of counting cards at a blackjack table, if you will.

    More later.

  • Blogger Badger posted at 10:02 PM, December 15, 2008  
    Wait, is this the penitent season? Did I miss an entire holiday?
  • Blogger Joke posted at 10:14 PM, December 15, 2008  
    This is the MINOR Penitent Season. If you want so real scandal, you may want to wait until Lent.

  • Blogger Poppy Buxom posted at 12:59 AM, December 16, 2008  
    Good! That will give you time to come up with some, Mr. Wishes-He-Had-More-Of-A-Past.
  • Blogger Joke posted at 7:30 AM, December 16, 2008  
    My dissipation, alas, is appallingly monochromatic.

  • Blogger Blue Mountains Mary posted at 3:20 PM, December 16, 2008  
    Are you sure you have not got a plague sign outside your door.

    Surely enough plagues have beset you this year.

    I do believe God is punishing you for past calculating behaviour.
  • Blogger Joke posted at 6:03 PM, December 16, 2008  
    So far, 2008 has been abysmal.

    Sure, there are a couple of weeks for it to redeem itself, but the odds hardly favor that.

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