HAPPY HUMP DAY
On writing - Here's something I didn't know, that I thought was interesting. I recently had a previously published short story picked up for a re-print in another anthology. Since the story had already been published, I wasn't expecting a lot of edits in the copy proof. Surprise! The editor of the new anthology made bunches of changes, mostly in punctuation. I went back and looked at the copy proofs from the original publication and many of the new changes reversed punctuation changes from the original edit which, in turn, were changes from how I wrote it. I guess it all depends on which set of rules you follow. Sure seems to be a lot of them.
On family - We had a happening last week. (Yes, that's our Marine and he's holding a ring box.)
She said yes.
A guy was getting ready to tee off on the first hole when a second golfer approached and asked if he could join him. The first said that he usually played alone, but agreed to the twosome.
They were even after the first few holes. The second guy said, "We're about evenly matched, how about playing for five bucks a hole?" The first guy said that he wasn't much for betting, but agreed to the terms.
The second guy won the remaining sixteen holes with ease.
As they were walking off number eighteen, the second guy was busy counting his $80.00. He confessed that he was the pro at a neighboring course and liked to pick on suckers. The first fellow revealed that he was the Parish Priest. The pro was flustered and apologetic, offering to return the money. The Priest said, "You won fair and square and I was foolish to bet with you. You keep your winnings."
The pro said, "Is there anything I can do to make it up to you?"
The Priest said, "Well, you could come to Mass on Sunday and make a donation...... And, if you want to bring your mother and father along, I'll marry them."
Oh, that's so bad.
For me, that "on bended knee" picture above qualifies as an "aw", but in case it didn't do it for you...
I know those eyes got you.
Okay, that's all for now. I'm going to make the rounds and try to visit everyone this week. I hope no one moved. If you stop by, please say hi. I've missed you.
Thought for the Day:
Your future self is watching you right now through memories.