Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day, etc.

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If you are a mother or have a mother, happy Mother's Day to you.

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Attention, lovers of crime fiction -- here's a newly discovered site in need of readers that deserves your attention. Criminal Brief: The Mystery Short Story Web Log Project is highly recommended and I predict that it's going to do some great things.

Meet also a new friend of mine, Irish crime writer Declan Burke.

Boudreaux was driving down da street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place.

Looking up toward heaven, he said "Lord, take pity on 'dis here man. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for da rest of my life and give up da tequila."

Miraculously, a parking place appeared.

Boudreaux looked up again and said "Never mind, Lord. I found one."

Ah, the roads not taken. Oh, brother. I could write a book. Why is it that I can see so many things clearly only in hindsight? I suspect it's pretty normal, albeit it sometimes seems like a huge character flaw. This is how nihilism gets started, isn't it?

I'm off to see my Mom shortly. She'll spend part of the time talking about her ailments and part of the time trying to feed me. That's my Mom. I love her, never mind my stupid quiz results.

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You and Your Mom Are Completely Different

At times, it seems like you and your mom aren't even related.
You often wonder how two people from the same family can be so different.
As the saying goes... you can pick your friends, but not your relatives.


Roxan said...

I got the same quiz results as you did. My mom and I weren't related, so it fit perfectly. LOL

Hale McKay said...

Cute photos, especially the one with the puppies in the wagon.

I wonder, would praying to Boudreaux's God insure me of parking spaces?

A very Happy Mothers Day to you, SJ.

leelee said...

Happy Mother's Day Serena!!


Serena Joy said...

I'm very proud of myself today, Roxan. I came back from a visit to my mother's NOT in a catatonic trance. This is progress. LOL.

Thanks, Mike. Hey, I loved the puppy pic, too. I don't know about the praying thing. You could try it and see.

Happy Mother's Day and hugs to you, too, Leelee.:)

Roxan said...

That's always a plus. Luckily I no longer have that problem to deal with.

Reverend Sumangali Tania Pink said...

Happy Mother's Day!

I guess at a certain age that becomes a person's occupation...ailments and feeding :)


tfg said...

I'm the same way with mother, she only talks about two or three things and does so for hours.

Serena Joy said...

I don't know, Roxan. Sometimes catonia sounds pretty good to me.:)

I think you're right, Tania. I do hope that if that ever becomes my occupation, someone will kindly gag me.

Mothers, T. Gotta love 'em.:)

Corn Dog said...

My Mom is dead. I said that to a guy as I was looking at musical cards at the store, particularly the Kung Fu fighting one. He acted like it was blasphemy and told me to NEVER SAY THAT AGAIN. Huh? She's dead. It's not like she is going to rise from it, like Jesus.

Serena Joy said...

What the hell was his problem?! Did he have some philosophical objection to dead people? People do die and there's not a thing anybody can do about it.

Roxan said...

If I had told someone my mom is not only dead, but isn't even buried and scientific research is being done on her remains plus when they do bury her leftovers we don't want them back. I wonder what his response would be?

Hale McKay said...

Corn Dog, for some reason some people have a problem with the word 'dead' itself. If you had said, 'She's no longer with us,' or 'she passed away,' the guy probably wouldn't have reacted so.

I know, it's semantics, but some people are like that.

Corn Dog said...

LOL, I don't know Roxan but I kind of like what you said and if I can remember it I'm going to use it. He had really thick glasses and leaned in way too close to me and told me to NEVER SAY THAT AGAIN. Made me all hinky.

But Hale saying "She's no longer with us" makes it sound like she went o the grocery. I mean she's dead. Are these the same people that say "The Big C" for cancer instead of just saying cancer. I haven't ever used any of these code words. Can someone email me a code word sheet? I need it.

littlebirdblue said...

***You Are Totally Like Your Mom***

You and your mom are practically clones.
You think alike, and you even seem to read each other's minds.
You're definitely you're mother's child... and that's just fine with you.


Uhm, nope. We love each other tons, but not the way the quiz implies. We're at odds a lot, too.

Happy Mother's Day, S-J!

G-Man said...

Serena Joy, Always a wealth of knowledge and fun! You run a damn good blog Lady!!

ThatGreenyFlower said...

My mother and I are somewhat alike--and I don't really need a quiz to tell me so. I think if I'd quit getting so annoyed with her that we'd be much better friends.

I hope you had a good M's Day, SJ! I got a home-made paper crown and scepter...but the minute I started hitting people with the scepter and asking them to do things for me, my day as the Ruling Highness was over. That's ok...I loved it while it lasted!

Serena Joy said...

Well, Roxan, Mike, & Corn Dog, I just don't know. Dead is dead. LOL.

Your mom's a doll, Littlebird, regardless of what Mr. Quiz says.

Thank you, g-man! You run a good one, too.

I didn't get a crown & scepter, Greeny, but that's okay, I already have some. I did have a nice MD and I'm glad you did, too.:)