Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Hell's A-Poppin'

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My mind is a blank
Canvas today, soaking up
Red ink of ennui.

So, that's pretty much it. I could bore you with recounting last night's neighborhood chatter, but why would I do that? I like you people. It was nice, though, catching up with some neighbors and meeting a couple of others for the first time. We "old-timers" didn't even care whether the neighbors from hell thought we were talking about them. Which we were from time to time. Oh, and I also met the cutest overweight Bassett Hound named Megan.

I could regale you with anecdotes about what's going on in the office today, except that there's not much to tell. All in all, it's pretty boring. A couple of Wills, a new divorce (not mine), a traffic case... That's how exciting it is.

I could rant about the Neighbors From Hell and their hellhounds and their teenage son, Lucifer, Jr., who've been driving me crazy. I could also bemoan the fact that I'm probably going to get called as a witness when their landlords go to court to evict them. They've been asked to move but, so far, they're showing no signs of going willingly. Hopefully, it won't get as far as the courtroom.

It's been so nice and cool the past few days. It's been "turn off the AC and open the windows" weather. Alas, it's supposed to be back up to about 94 Friday. That'll kind of suck.

So, I started off with a bad haiku. I'd love it if y'all would write one, too. I know -- you could comment in haiku form. The worse it is, the more I'll like it. Why, we could then take our collection of bad poetry and send it off to PublishAmerica for printing. We'll be rich! There could be as much as $6.66 in royalties to divide among us.

Get busy, now. Write me a haiku!


what can I loose? - Your belt? Pants? Shoes?

vetenarian - A doctor to veterans.

non-sense - Someone with no brain. Duh.

cigarertte - Something that's still illegal to smoke.

seziure - Sez who?

through me for a loop - What happens on the other side of the looking glass.

And from our favorite editor:

discust - Cursing and dissing at the same time.

chow bella - A hungry woman.

Your Inner Child Is Surprised

You see many things through the eyes of a child.
Meaning, you're rarely cynical or jaded.
You cherish all of the details in life.
Easily fascinated, you enjoy experiencing new things.


Scary Monster said...

Listen to Monster.
Thoughts echo from he soul,ya.
Tears give birth to laughs.

Anonymous said...

One of those days, you say. It must be going around, I had one the other day.

Roxan said...

***Your Inner Child Is Happy***

You see life as simple, and simple is a very good thing.
You're cheerful and upbeat, taking everything as it comes.
And you decide not to worry, even when things look bad.
You figure there's just so many great things to look forward to.

Hmmmmm. The quiz lied.

I hate my neighbors. LOL

Scary Monster said...

You be Joy, and friend.
Your sound and fury me hears.
We settle for words.

Scary Monster said...

Hloy sh**t Fu**in STOMPALODEO!!!
Me too the "how scary are you" test and found out that Me not be scary, but scared.
Stomps galore! What the heck me be gonna do. SJ cancel them haiku. Me gonna tease some grade school kids to see iffin me can raise me Monsterbility.

Anonymous said...

gray sky
cold wind

For not having anything to write about you did a great job.
It turned cold here, 55 and damp with a gusty wind.
Neighbors from hell can really ruin the ambience of a nice neighborhood.
We had some renters across the street some years back, loud music, shouting, drinking, standing in the street throwing footballs, pitbulls, etc.
They finally got the boot and now it's quiet again.

Your Inner Child Is Surprised

You see many things through the eyes of a child.
Meaning, you're rarely cynical or jaded.
You cherish all of the details in life.
Easily fascinated, you enjoy experiencing new things.

Serena Joy said...

Damn, Scary, you're too good for the proposed Haiku Hacks tome. I actually LIKE yours.

Perhaps one of us
Is disturbed. Perhaps it's me.
Perhaps it is not.

Not to worry, Scary Mon. I think the stupid quiz just doesn't understand semantics and effed up. I'm sure it meant SCARY, not scared.

I'm not having a bad day, Steve; just an uneventful one. So far. Maybe something will happen to give me a thrill. Probably not, but you never know.

Mine lied, too, Roxan. I already know I'm so jaded that I don't even perceive it as a problem. LOL.

Pretty, TC!

We've been in the 50s at night; blanket weather. Love it. Yes, that's exactly the problem with the NFH. The house next door to me is divided into 4 apartments. Normally, the tenants are great but the new people in the 2 rear apartments are upsetting everybody with their noise. Downstairs rear is a man and his weekend son; upstairs rear is the man's girlfriend and her teenage kid and ALL HIS FRIENDS. It's been a pain for the 6 weeks since they moved in, but the landlords filed the formal eviction papers yesterday.

Kanrei said...

Your weather seems nice
Nothing to complain about?
That is why I came.

Work should be boring
Otherwise why would we leave
And why would they pay?

My Inner Child
I think he is retarded
And that's fine with me.

puerileuwaite said...

Brave asks the big Chief
How did I receive my name?
Why you ask, Dogs F*cking?

Serena Joy said...

LOL, Kan. Good job. Sounds like your inner child is as backward as mine.:)

LMAO, Puggy! Yours may go on Page 1 of the book.:)

Anonymous said...

Good news about the eviction, hopefully they'll go peacefully.
You could always throw your old pillows at them or fill them with doggie presents.

Pink said...

my inner child is cranky. I didn't need to do no stinkin' test to know that! :p

Wills, divorce, traffic case. I'd guess from that that your line of work is...err...well you must run your own strip club on I-98.


Serena Joy said...

I'd be afraid they'd like that, TC. And that they'd set their humongous hellhounds loose on me.

A strip club would be way more interesting, Pinks. What's with all the cranky inner children? Do we need to schedule a group Time Out?:-)

Kanrei said...

We had a group time out. I think that is the problem- our inner children just woke up and are cranky.

Trée said...

Nice nails. ;-)

Remind me to tell you about my neighbor, who, as a child, was in the Hitler Youth. We had a confrontation or two over property rights, such as keep your fricken hands off my property. Only time in my life I've ever had to call the cops.

Serena Joy said...

Well, then, Kan, who's going to put these cranky kids back to sleep? We have enough to worry about without having to drag around these angst-ridden children.:)

MY nails, Trée? I can't even see them. LOL.

OMG, that sounds like an awful neighbor you had. I hope he's long gone now.

littlebirdblue said...

Inner child's happy
She must be younger than twelve;
That's when trouble starts.

Trée said...

Thankfully, he is. But not until after we built a fence. How do they say it, good fences make good neighbors. LOL

Serena Joy said...

Camille! You, too, are too good to qualify for the Bad Haiku finals. Perhaps we should instead consider a volume of GOOD haiku.

You said it, Trée. If it weren't for a good fence, I'd have gone calling with a Welcome Wagon loaded with the shotgun and chainsaw. Damn, maybe I'M the neighbor from hell.:-)

ThatGreenyFlower said...

My inner child grins,
Clicks the radio buttons.
She likes these quizzes.


Surprised inner child?
What kind of answer is THAT?
Stupid f**king quiz.


Inner child is spoiled
Good friends, good conversation
Keep her entertained

tfg said...

Ok, it 10 minutes but I couldn't come up with anything. I am creatively challenged tonight.

Serena Joy said...

Dang, Greeny, you're disqualified from Hideous Haiku, too. You're very good at this. With so many talented people around, I'm thinking perhaps one day a week should be set aside for you all to let 'er rip.

Aw, T, poor baby. Hard day? I'll bet you hear BB and the good pillow calling your name.:-)

Corn Dog said...

I saw Inner Child
Run past me at the market
With candy and beer

ThatGreenyFlower said...

Ok, I really like Monster's echoing thoughts, but I think Corn Dog's won this round. CD, I think that was MY inner child running past you in the market!!!

Serena Joy said...

LOL, CD. I love it! Greeny's right -- while everyone has done an excellent job, I do believe the round goes to you. Well done!

Corn Dog said...

WHOA! Thanks. I think mine is kind of silly compared to the thought provoking ones but I'll take the compliments and run with them...with my inner child.

Serena Joy said...

I love the light-heartedness of yours, CD. But keep your eye on that inner kid of yours; you don't want to get busted if she gets caught underage with the beer. Better make sure she doesn't puke, too. Candy + beer = not a good combo.:-)

G-Man said...

Talented Witty Thoughts
Lie beneath Crimson Tresses,
The Head of Serena Joy!

Annie Wicking and Loman Austen said...

What wonderful neighbours
What wonder, I care..
The neighbours from hell
be so, so aware.

Should the tables be turned
A killer, I would become
and drive you back to hell
from where you have come.

Ok so not great poetry, SJ
but I tried. :-)

best wishes


Annie Wicking and Loman Austen said...

P.S Maybe the line should have read...
'These neighbours from Hell.'


Lee said...

I really have little to say, either, Serena...except that we are receiving some very, very welcome rain at the moment. :)

Pink said...

I'm up for a group time out, if it means we get a free visit to your strip club!

Serena Joy said...

G-man, your Ode to Crimson will have to go in the book for sure.:-)
Along with Annie's prescription for dealing with Neighbors From Hell. Then we'll all take another Time Out so we won't be cranky when we pick up Pinks and head for the strip club. Hopefully, Lee will have dried out by then and will be able to join us.

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To talented bloggers and
They come through in spades.

Charles said...

Lets see about this,
I do not know what to say,
Have a pleasant day.

Serena Joy said...

Charles, you said it well.
A pleasant day to you as
Well, my gentle friend.